AT SLUG’S SALOON
1. Truth Is Marching In (10.08)
2. Our Prayer (12.18)
3. Bells (18.02)
4. Ghosts (23.07)
5. Initiation (16.34)
(Track 2 by Donald Ayler. The rest by Albert Ayler)
Albert Ayler (tenor saxophone)
Donald Ayler (trumpet)
Michel Samson (violin)
Lewis Worrell (bass)
Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums)
May 1, 1966
Slug`s Saloon, New York
Tracks 1 and 2 released as Albert Ayler Quintet At Slug's Saloon Volume 1, Base Record (Italy) 3031, DIW (Japan) 1001, and as Truth is Marching In, Magic Music (Germany) LP10003, CD30003 and DAT cassette.
Tracks 3 and 4 released as Albert Ayler Quintet At Slug's Saloon Volume 2, Base Record (Italy) 3032, DIW (Japan) 1002, and as Black Revolt, Magic Music (Germany) LP10004, CD30004 and DAT cassette 40004.
Tracks 1 - 4 (in the order 3,4,1,2) released as the CD, In Memory of Albert Ayler, Jazz Door 1203, and (in the order 1 - 4) as Complete Live At Slug’s Saloon, Lonehill Jazz (Spain) LHJ 10101. In 2018 a double CD was released by Jazzwerkstatt (Germany) JW199 which coupled In Memory of Albert Ayler (under the title Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe) with the Peter Brötzmann Die Like A Dog Quartet’s 1994 album, Fragments Of Music, Life And Death Of Albert Ayler.
Tracks 1 - 3 released as Slug's Saloon Volume 1, ZYX Music (Germany) ESP 3032-1, ESP (US) ESPCD 3031.
Tracks 4 - 5 released as Slug's Saloon Volume 2, ZYX Music (Germany) ESP 3032-2, ESP (US) ESPCD 3032.
All tracks issued as Albert Ayler at Slug’s Saloon 1966 ESP-DISK (Japan) TKCZ-79158, and as Slugs Saloon, Get Back (Italy) GET 1018CD (2 CD set), GET 1018LP (2 LP set), Fruit Tree 841 (2 CD set) and ESP 4025 (2 CD set). In June 2022 Hat Hut Records (Switzerland) released a single CD version in its Revisited series, ezz-thetics 1131.
(The timings given above are taken from the Get Back and ESP CD releases. They differ slightly from the In Memory Of Albert Ayler version which is as follows: ‘Bells’ (18.15), ‘Ghosts’ (23.30), ‘Truth Is Marching In’ (8.56), ‘Our Prayer’ (14.55).)
From the sleevenotes
“..., AND SOMEBODY, JUST SOMEBODY, PLEASE, LISTEN!”
Peter Brotzmann (from the sleevenotes to the Jazz Door release)