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The Hilversum Session

Bells

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

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Nuits De La Fondation Maeght

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Tributes & Dedications to Albert Ayler

 

Music

 

Paul Bley
Ramblin’
‘Albert’s Love Theme’ (Annette Peacock) (9:18)
1966
BYG Actuel 13, Affinity Aff37, Red Records 117,
Sunspots (2002 CD)

Paul Bley
Blood
‘Albert’s Love Theme’ (Annette Peacock)
1966
Fontana 883911ZY

BAN203

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bleyblood

Don Cherry
Live at Cafe Montmartre, 1966: Volume 2
Suite for Albert Ayler‘(11:13)
(Medley including ‘Ghosts’, ‘Holy Spirit’ and ‘Mothers’)
1966
Magnetic Records MRCD112
ESP 4043 (2008 CD re-release)

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Byard Lancaster
It’s Not Up To Us
‘Mr. A. A.’ (4:18)
1968
Vortex
Water water115 (2003 CD)

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Roy Harper
Folkjokeopus
‘One For All’ (8:14)
1969
World Pacific 21888, Sunset Sls-50373, Liberty 21888
Awareness (1989), Griffin Music 302 (1994 CD),1995 CD Science Friction 009 (1995 CD), Science Friction 9 (2001 CD)

harper

Paul Bley
Paul Bley with Gary Peacock
‘Albert’s Love Theme’ (Annette Peacock) (4:53)
1970
ECM 1003.843.162.2

Art Ensemble Of Chicago
Phase One
‘Lebert Aaly’ (20:56)
1971
America AM6116
Prestige 10064

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phase1

Bill Dixon
Collection
‘Albert Ayler’ (0:57)
1971
Cadence 1024/25, Cadence Jazz 3712 (CD)
(also included in
Solo Works (Odyssey) 2001
boxed set)

dixon

John Stevens/Spontaneous Music Ensemble
One, Two, Albert Ayler
‘One, Two, Albert Ayler’ (24:43)
1971
Affinity AFF 81 (LP)
Included on the CD, John Stevens Works
Re-Touch & Quartet
Konnex 06199

Joe McPhee
Trinity
‘Delta (For Albert Ayler)
1971
CJRecords CJR-3 (LP)
Atavistic/Unheard Music ALP-214CD (2001)

Noah Howard
Live at the Village Vanguard
‘Dedication (To Albert Ayler)’ (14:34)
1972
Freedom FLP40127

John Zorn
First Recordings 1973
Variations on a Theme by Albert Ayler’ (11:04)
1973
Tzadik TZ 7304

David Murray
Flowers For Albert
‘Flowers For Albert’ (14:18)
1976
India Navigation 1026 (LP), 2039 (CD)

Mount Everest Trio
Waves From Albert Ayler
Ode to Albert Ayler’ (5:25)
1977
Unheard Music Series/Atavistic 202

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Ken Hyder’s Talisker
Land of Stone
‘Pibroch In Three Parts: For The Mac Crimmons / For John Coltrane /
For Albert Ayler’
1977
JAPO 60018

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Leroy Jenkins
The Legend of Al Glatson
‘Albert Ayler (His Life Was Too Short)’ (4:06)
1978
Black Saint 22, Black Saint 120022 (1993 CD)

Hans Rempel Octet
Number Six: Two Compositions for Improvisors
Number Three [in memoriam Albert Ayler] (21:16)
1978
FMP 0490

David Murray
Conceptual Saxophone
‘Flowers For Albert’ (7:19)
1978
Cadillac Records SGC 1007

David Murray
Solo Live, Vol. 1
‘Flowers For Albert’ (5:00)
1980
Cecma 1

ROVA
As Was
‘Under the Street Where You Live’
1981
Atavistic Unheard Music UMS/ALP 216 CD

David Panton
One Music Trio
‘Fanfare for Albert’ (4:59)
1981
Nondo FMC3 (cassette) PM185 (EP disc)

David Murray
Murray's Steps
‘Flowers For Albert’ (9:40)
1982
Black Saint 120065-2

The Western Trio
Fat Religion Is An Awful Way Of Life
Albert Ayler (Dying Words)
1983
Dog Meter Recordings/The Wavy Line cass-001

John Lurie
Stranger Than Paradise And The Resurrection Of Albert Ayler
‘The Resurrection of Albert Ayler’ (16:19)
1985
Crammed Discs (Belgium) ATT 003 (LP)
Made To Measure (Belgium) MTM 7 CD (CD)
Strange & Beautiful Music (USA) SBM10 (CD)

Paul Bley
Montmartre Live
‘Albert’s Love Theme’ (Annette Peacock)
1986
SteepleChase SCCD37019.20

Tiziana Simona
Flakes
‘Flowers For Albert’ (3:55)
1988
ITM 1437

Cruel Frederick
Birth of the Cruel
‘Jukebox in the East River’ (4:52)
1988
SST 127
 

David Murray and the Low Class Conspiracy
Flowers For Albert
Flowers For Albert (3:45)
1990
West Wind 2039

Hal Russell/Michael Staron/Sparrow & Rick Shandling
Albert's Lullaby
’Albert’s Lullaby’ (3:06)
1991
Southport 0077, Orchard 6366, Southport 77

Nexus
The Preacher & The Ghost
‘...Of Ghosts, Witches & Devils’ (T. Tononi):
1. When Ornette meets the Ghost (12:45)
2. We play spaces (5:11)
3. Song for a day of happiness (7:47)
4. 2 3 3 4 3 2 (10:26)
5. Street Music (2:56)

1991
Splasc(h) CDH 349

Paul Bley
Annette
‘Albert’s Love Theme’ (Annette Peacock) (3:46)
hatART CD6118 (reissue hatOLOGY 564)

David Murray
Live '93 Acoustic Octfunk
‘Flowers For Albert’ (15:14)
1993
Sound Hills 8051

Die Like A Dog
(Peter Brötzmann/Toshinori Kondo/William Parker/Hamid Drake)
Fragments of music, life and death of Albert Ayler
Fragments of music, life and death of Albert Ayler’
1 - 4 (72:42)
1993
FMP CD64

Hal Russell NRG Ensemble
The Hal Russell Story
‘The Birth of the Free, Pt. 5: Ayler Songs’ (5:53)
1993
ECM 21498, ECM 517364

John Stevens/Spontaneous Music Ensemble
S.M.E. Big Band & Quintet
‘Let’s Sing for Him (A March for Albert Ayler)’ (21:25)
1993
Konnex - #5045

Massimo Urbani
Dedications To Albert Ayler & John Coltrane
‘Dedications’ (16:25)
1994
Red Records RR123160

Northwoods Improvisers
Fog & Fire
‘Ayler’ (6:19)
1994
Arc 7

Dr. Noah Young
Freaks: No Fear Of Contagion
(spoken word)
‘For Albert Ayler’
1994
New Alliance NARCD 117

Willem Breuker
Johan Van Der Keuken: Music for His Films 1967-1994
‘Ayler 1’ (3:03)
‘Ayler 2’ (0:58)
1994
BVHaast 9709/9710

The Skatalites
Hi-Bop Ska
‘Flowers For Albert’ (5:18)
1994
Shanachie 45019

Figure 8 (Rova x 4)
Pipe Dreams
Head Count (for Albert Ayler and Pete Townshend)’ (3:37)
1994
Black Saint 120167-2

David Murray
The Tip
‘Flowers For Albert’ (9:20)
1995
DIW 891

David Murray
South of the Border
‘Flowers For Albert’ (10:43)
1995
DIW 897

Wadada Leo Smith
Kulture Jazz
‘Albert Ayler in a Spiritual Light’ (4:44)
1995
ECM 21507

Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio
Communion
‘Blues for Albert and Don Ayler’ (15:22)
1995
Silkheart 139

Telstar Ponies
Voices From The New Music
‘Bells For Albert Ayler’ (0:40)
1996
FIRE FIRELP60, FIRECD60

John Tchicai with Rent Romus’ Lords of Outland
Adapt…or DIE!
Aces For Albert (Ayler)’
1997
Jazzheads Records JH9503

Marilyn Crispell
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway - Music of Annette Peacock
‘Albert’s Love Theme’ (Annette Peacock) (8:44)
1997
ECM 1626/27

Wadada Leo Smith & Harumi Makino Smith
Condor, Autumn Wind
‘Albert Ayler’ (9:43)
1998
Wobbly Rail 1

Various Artists
Jazz Poetry
Helen Shapiro (speaker) / Victoria McCabe (author)
‘For Albert Ayler’
1999
ABM CD139

Todd Harrold Band
Mr. Whatever
‘Albert Ayler Sailaway (Damn These Blues)’ (7:28)
1999
Wall Street 2603

Atalanta
Atalanta Thuis 2
‘Flowers For Albert’ (3:17)
1999
Atalanta CD 02

Orléans
Orléans
(L'Hommage à Albert Ayler)
1999
Rectangle AB (CD & vinyl)

Atalanta
Atalanta plus Tony Overwater
‘Flowers For Albert’ (8:44)
c. 2000
Atalanta CD 06

Various artists
Mózg: 5 Lat
Pieces Of Brain
‘Ayler’s Song’ (7:35)
2000
MOZG 004

Avantgarde Duo
(Antal Babits/Attila Lorinszky)
Lament
‘Chorale Improvisation for Albert Ayler’ (6:36)
2000
Mediawave Records Mediawave Live 002

G. A. P. (Il Gruppo delle Azioni Progressive)
Plays The Most Requested Songs
‘Albert Is Back’
2001
Anubis ACD 029

Faruq Z. Bey/Northwoods Improvisers
19 Moons
‘Ayler’ (9:28)
2001
Entropy 11

Rent Romus' Lords of Outland
Avatar in the Field (A Tribute To Albert Ayler)
‘Aces For Albert’
2001
Edgetone 4001

Ekkehard Ehlers
Ekkehard Ehlers Plays
‘Ekkehard Ehlers Plays Albert Ayler (Pt. 1)’ (10:01)
‘Ekkehard Ehlers Plays Albert Ayler (Pt. 2)’ (9:45)
2001
Staubgold 19 (LP), Staubgold 30 (CD)

Assif Tsahar/Hugh Ragin/Peter Kowald/Hamid Drake
Open Systems
‘Fathers and mothers (for Albert Ayler)’ (6:04)
2001
Marge 28

John Wilkes Booze
Five Pillars of Soul Vol. 3 Albert Ayler
2002
Affirmation Records CD EP
(3 tracks reissued on
Five Pillars of Soul
Kill Rock Stars KRS408)

Villerd/Ayler Quartet
One Day...
‘For AA’
2002
Arfi AMO31

Mark O’Leary & Sunny Murray
Ode to Albert Ayler
‘Albert’
2002
Ayler Records aylDL-103 (download only)

Dennis González New Southern Quintet
Old Time Revival
‘Hymn For Albert Ayler’ (9:51)
2003
Entropy Stereo 014

Laïka Fatien
Look at me now!
‘This Is For Albert Ayler (This Is For Albert)’
2003

Improvisational Arts Council
Gardens
‘Brer Albert's Briar Patch’ (5:40)
2003

Albert Beger
Listening
‘Albert’
2004
Earsay ESO33

pumathEman
in-trust / Albert Rejoice
2004
 

Ariel Schibolet
Metal Tube & Consciousness
‘Inner Voices (To Albert Ayler)’ (2:23)
2004
Leo Records CD LR 414

Henry Grimes Trio (David Murray, Henry Grimes,Hamid Drake)
Live at the Kerava Jazz Festival
‘Flowers For Albert’ (7:48)
2004
Ayler Records aylCD-028

Mauricio Hornek
Music for the Drunk
‘Albert Ayler's Funeral Never Happened’ (0:44)
2004

Spiritual Unity (Roy Campbell, Henry Grimes, Marc Ribot, Chad Taylor)
Spiritual Unity
Invocation’
2005
Pi Recordings Pi15

Michael Anderson
Zalvi - Tears for Albert Ayler
2005
New World Of Sound NWOS 023LP

Dark Meat
Universal Indians
2006
Cloud Recordings

Ammon Contact
With Voices
‘One For Ayler’
2006
Ninja Tune ZenCD125

Various Artists (incl. John Tchicai)
White Night Festival - Tel Aviv 2006
Summit for Albert Ayler ‘(2:24)
2006
Kadima Collectvie Recordings KCR 11

The Magic Poetry Band
The Kurl of the Butterfly’s Tongue
‘Albert Ayler’ (5:45)
2007
Detroit Radio Company 010

Joe McPhee
Albert Ayler Tribute 2008
2008
Naughty Dog

Duology (Ted Daniel, Michael Marcus)
Golden Atoms
‘Mr. Albert Ayler’ (2:12)
2008
Soul Note 12 1483

Matt Baumann
Deserter
‘Albert Ayler’ (2:15)
2008

Gaetano Liguori Quintet
Live Palazzina Liberty Milano
‘Corale Per Albert Ayler’ (12:34)
2008
(recorded 20/3/1979)
Philology W145.2

Roy Campbell, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Warren Smith
Tribute to Albert Ayler - Live at the Dynamo
2009
Futura Marge 45

Joe McPhee
Angels, Devils & Haints
‘Angels, Devils & Haints’ (55:68)
‘Goin’ Home’ (4:36)
‘Ol’ Man River’ (9:20)
‘Angels and Other Aliens’ (24:12)
‘The Gift (for Donald Ayler)’ (14:21)
2009
(live recording 2000)
CjR-7

Arthur Doyle and Rudolph Grey
Ghosts II
‘Ghosts II Part One’
‘Ghosts II Part Two’
2009
(recorded 12/1/80 - 7” single)
Foreign Frequency FF-8811

Milford Graves, David Murray Duo
Milford Graves, David Murray - Italy 2010
2010
(download)

Paolo Botti
Angels & Ghosts
‘Albert Ayler (his life was too short)’ (2:58)
‘Flowers for Albert’ (1:33)
’Corale per A. A.’ (2:16)
2010
Caligola 2133

Wadada Leo Smith, Ed Blackwell
The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer
‘Albert Ayler in a Spiritual Light’ (3:38)
2010
Kabell

The Convergence Quartet
Song/Dance (Blues)
‘Albert Ayler (His Life Was Too Short)’ (3:52)
2010
Clean Feed CF187
 

Andreas Mattsson
Kick Death’s Ass
‘AA’ (3:18)
2011
RAZZIA170

Jeff Lederer
Sunwatcher
Albert’s Sun’ (9:16)
‘Albert’s Love Theme’ (2:53)
2011
Jazzheads Records

Chip And The Polytone Vendors
Divine Messages from the Light Bringers
Elliptical Galaxy Starkestra (Hollogram of Albert Ayler)’ (2:38)
2011
Factory Faultz – 777

Billy Bang’s Survival Ensemble
Black Man’s Blues/New York Collage
‘Albert Ayler/Know Your Enemy’ (19:27)
2011
NoBusiness Records NBCD30-31

Alexey Kruglov/Vladimir Tarasov
Dialogos
Dialog about Albert Ayler (5:03)
2011
Solyd/United One SLR0403

John Lindberg’s Tripolar
[A] Live At Roulette, NYC
‘One For Ayler’ (10:27)
2011
jazzwerkstatt JW 114

(Review at allmusic.com)
 

Trio M
The Guest House
‘Al’ (4:57)
2012
Enja/Yellowbird yeb-7721-2

Various Artists
13 Miniatures for Albert Ayler
2012
RogueArt ROG-040

(Review from The New York City Jazz Record - September 2014, p.18)

The Whammies
The Music of Steve Lacy
The Wire (to Albert Ayler) (3:45)
2012
Driff Records 1201
(available online)

Eugene Chadbourne
Doc Chad Ayler
‘The Father The Son The Holy Ghost’ (8:26)
2012
Chadula - chadAyler

Charles Gayle
Look Up
‘Homage to Albert Ayler’ (11:18)
2012
ESP 4070

William Parker
Centering - Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987
‘One Day Understanding (Variation of a Theme by Albert Ayler)’
2012
no business records

Jamison Williams, Jim Ivy, The Albert Ayler Apparitions Quartet, et al.
Truth Is Marching In: an Albert Ayler Commemoration
’Spritual Unity Suite’ (21:01)
2013
(download)

Black Host
Life in the Sugar Candle Mines
‘Ayler Children’ (11:24)
2013
Northern Spy

KP2 and Luana’s Black Reptiles
Taken To See The Tiger
‘Albert Ayler’ (4:18)
2014
German Shepherd Records

Rob Mazurek and Black Cube SP
Return the Tides: Ascension Suite and Holy Ghost
2014
Cuneiform Records

Ivo Perelman, Whit Dickey
Tenorhood
‘For Ayler’ (8:06)
2015
Leo Records CDLR714

Gypsyfromthefuture
Woodshedding
‘Albert Ayler’ (1:15)
2015
Humble Grooves

Anthony Osborne
from Classwar Karaoke - 0031 (compilation)
‘The Crucifixion Of Albert Ayler’ (3:08)
2015
download

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
We Be All Africans
‘Clarion Call’ (5:43)
2016
Strut STRUT144CD

Lewis Jordan & Music At Large
This Is Where i Came In
‘Heaven’s Bells’ (7:24)
2017
Common Notions CN-12

Claudio Nuñez
ayler’s (beef)heart
ayler’s (beef)heart part 1’ (11:56)
ayler’s (beef)heart part 2’ (5:13)
ayler’s (beef)heart part 3’ (7:48)
2017
download

GZUTT
Australianoise
‘Albert Ayler’s Dingleberries’ (3:48)
2017
HNM Records

Red Burns
Standing on the Corner
‘Tribute for Albert Ayler’ (0:30)
2017
download

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annette
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noahyoung
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southofborder
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pyramid
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romus
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condor
jazzpoetry
mrwhatever
ORLEAN02
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faruq
avatar02
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opensystems
PILLAR3
villerd02
ayldl-103
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LAIKA
3390
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pumafr
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aylcd-028
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PI1502
andersontears
darkmeat
ammoncontact
whitenight
magpoetry
JMPgerFrs
goldatoms
baumann
gaetanoliguori
tribayllt02
mcpheeAnglelsDevils
doylegrey
MGitalyFrs02
botticdfrontlt02
sundrummer
convergencelt
Razzia170
sunwatcher
chip
billybangsm
dialogos
lindbergsm
guesthouse
miniatures
whammieslt
docchadlt02
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