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My Name Is Albert Ayler

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Spirits Rejoice

Sonny’s Time Now

Live At Slug’s Saloon

Live In Europe 1964-66

Stockholm, Berlin 1966

Lorrach/Paris 1966

In Greenwich Village

Love Cry

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Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe

The Last Album

Live On The Riviera

Nuits De La Fondation Maeght

Holy Ghost

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Spirits Rejoice

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SPREJLP

[LP cover of ESP 1020.
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[CD cover of Get Back GET1006.
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[LP cover of Base Record ESP 1020.
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[ESPCD 1020]

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Calibre ESPCD1020

discography

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[ESP 4506]

[2006 CD - ESP1020]

SPIRITS REJOICE

 

Tracks

1. Spirits Rejoice (11:43)

2. Holy Family (2:10)

3. D.C. (8:01)

4. Angels (5:30)

5. Prophet (5:36)

(All compositions by Albert Ayler)

 

Personnel

Albert Ayler (tenor saxophone)

Donald Ayler (trumpet [not Track 4])

Charles Tyler (alto saxophone [not Track 4])

Henry Grimes (bass)

Gary Peacock (bass)

Sunny Murray (drums)

Call Cobbs (harpsichord [Track 4 only])

 

Recording Details

September 23, 1965

Judson Hall, New York

 

Release Details

Released as Spirits Rejoice ESP (US) 1020, ESP Explosive (France) 538.111, Nippon Phonogram (Japan) BT5003, SMJ7492, SFX10713, Base Record (Italy) ESP 1020, Get Back (Italy) GET1006 (vinyl) and GET1006CD, Calibre (Netherlands) ESPCD1020, ESP (US) ESPCD 1020. Also included in The Complete Esp Disk Recordings, Abraxas (Italy) ESP1.
Track 2, ‘Holy Family’, was also issued on an ESP-disk 45 rpm single (ESP 4506), as the B side to Ornette Coleman’s ‘Sadness’ from Town Hall, 1962 (ESP 1006).

 

From the sleevenotes

‘When I heard the news that Albert Ayler had died and was then shocked to discover that his death was not mentioned in the New York Times or the San Francisco Chronicle, much less the wire services, I thought of Anton Webern.’

     Ralph J. Gleason (from `Perspectives: The Death Of Albert Ayler’ inserted in  the Get Back CD release.)

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The Spirits Rejoice Session - photographs by Guy Kopelowicz

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