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My Name Is Albert Ayler

Spirits

Swing Low Sweet Spiritual

Prophecy

Spiritual Unity

New York Eye And Ear Control

The Copenhagen Tapes

Ghosts

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

New Grass

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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Versions

Other Versions of Albert Ayler Compositions

 

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)

Count Basie
Afrique
‘Love Flower’ (2:53)
1970
Flying Dutchman FD10138 / FWT-3, Doctor Jazz FWT- 39520, BMG International 37508 (CD)

Hermeto Pascoal
Hermeto
‘Love Flower’ (5:50)
1972
Buddah ST 9000, Cobblestone CST-9000

Lol Coxhill
Welfare State/Lol Coxhill
‘Ghosts’
1973/1975
Virgin/Caroline C1514

Fred Frith
Guitar Solos
‘Ghosts’
1974
Caroline 1508

Mount Everest Trio
Waves From Albert Ayler
‘Spirits’ (4:26)
1975
Unheard Music Series/Atavistic 202

Yosuke Yamashita Trio
Ghosts by Albert Ayler
‘Ghosts’ (35:30)
1977
Westwind 2050

Eugene Chadbourne
Ghost Legends
‘Ghosts’ (8:57)
1977
House of Chadula

Frank Lowe & Eugene Chadbourne
Don't Punk Out
‘Ghosts’ (4:19)
1980
Emanem 4043

Lester Bowie
All The Magic!
‘Ghosts’ (3:09)
1982
ECM 810625
 

Joe McPhee, Bill Smith Ensemble
Visitation
‘Ghosts’ (7:05)
1983
Sackville 3O36

John Tchicai
Timo's Message
‘Mothers’ (5:46)
1984
Black Saint BSR 0094

Gary Windo
Deep Water
‘Ghosts’ (3:24)
1985
Antilles 422-842574-2, Polygram 842574

Famoudou Don Moye with John Tchicai & Hartmut Geerken
The African Tapes
‘Ghosts’ (4:49)
1985
Golden Years of New Jazz GY 9/10

Eugene Chadbourne
LSD C&W: The History of the Chadbournes in America
‘Ghosts’ (2:01)
1987
Fundamental 19 (LP), House of Chadula 1980B (CD)

Peter Erskine/Marty Krystall/Buell Neidlinger
Aurora
‘Ghosts’ (6:37)
1988
Denon 73148

N.A.D. (Niu Abdominaux Dangereux)
Ghosts
‘Ghosts’ (3:11)
1988
Heron Music HM 702, ITM ITM1454, Basic 50001

Doneda-Lazro Group
General Gramofon
‘Mothers’ (3:27)
1988
NATO Records nato1600

Cruel Frederick
Birth of the Cruel
‘Ghosts’ (7:35)
‘Bells’ (3:07)
1988
SST 127

Giorgio Gaslini
Ayler's Wings
‘Holy Spirit’ (4:34)
‘Mothers’ (5:28)
‘Truth Is Marching In’ (6:16)
‘Omega Is The Alpha/Bells’ (3:44)
‘Angels’ (5:58)
‘Ghosts’ (7:42)
‘Witches and Devils’ (8:46)
‘No Name’ (8:13)
1990
Soul Note 121270

David Moss
My Favorite Things
‘Ghosts’ (2:52)
1990
Intakt 22

Blowhole
Guerilla Jazz
‘Ghosts’
1990
Zabriskie Point - Point 15

Antonio Apuzzo
Electric Dream
‘Ghosts’ (3:08)
1991
Splasc(h) 343

Hal Russell/Michael Staron/Sparrow & Rick Shandling
Albert's Lullaby
‘Vibrations’ (5:29)
‘Ghosts’ (3:53)
1991
Southport 0077, Orchard 6366, Southport 77

Jackson Krall
The Associated Big Band
‘Ghosts’ (12:29)
1991
Stork 1001 (cassette)

Crazy Backwards Alphabet
Crazy Backwards Alphabet
‘Ghosts’ (4:18)
1992
SST SSTCD-110
 

The Flying Luttenbachers
Destructo Noise Explosion: Live at WNUR 2-6-92
‘Witches and Devils’
‘Ghosts’
1992
Coat Tail 6
(download)

Orange Then Blue
While You Were Out
‘Truth Is Marchin’ In’ (8:22)
1992
GM 3028

Eugene Chadbourne
Chadbourne Baptist Church
‘Ghosts’
1992
House of Chadula 1989A

Umberto Petrin
Ooze

‘Our Prayer’ (7:39)
1992
Splasc(h) 384

Daunik Lazro/Jac Berrocal/Didier Levallet/Denis Charles
Outlaws In Jazz
‘Divine Peacemaker’ (9:52)
‘Angels’ (5:12)
1993
Bleu Regard 12140

Lisle Ellis
Elevations
Mothers’ (6:05)
1993
Victo CD027

Eugene Chadbourne
Electric Rake Cake
‘Ghosts’ (7:12)
1995
Overtone 1

Marc Ribot
Don’t Blame Me
‘Ghosts’ (4:54)
1995
DIW 902

Saxemble
Saxemble
‘Ghosts’ (6:53)
1995
Warner Brothers 46181

AALY Trio & Ken Vandermark
Hidden in the Stomach
‘Ghosts/Spirits’ (11:52)
1996
Silkheart 149

Prima Materia with Rashied Ali
Bells
‘Bells’ (65:27)
1996
Knitting Factory 190

[2 brief extracts (one 2:06, the other 1:46) open and close the Knitting Factory compilation double CD,
New York Downtown: Jazz And Other Sounds.]

Gary Windo
His Master's Bones
‘Ghosts’ (3:07)
1996
Cuneiform 89

Marc Ribot
Shoe String Symphonettes
‘Bells’ (1:07)
1997
Tzadik TZ 7504

Aylers Angels
Frozen Hammer Vs. Ancient Axe
‘Ghosts’
1997
Hot Cars Warp Records WARP 002 (vinyl)

Orléans
Orléans
‘In Heart Only’ (8:11)
1999
Rectangle AB (CD & vinyl)

AALY Trio & Ken Vandermark
Live at the Glenn Miller Café
‘Ghosts’ (17:47)
1999
Wobbly Rail 8

Ken Vandermark's Sound in Action Trio
Design in Time
‘Angels’ (7:08)
1999
Delmark 516

Marc Ribot
Yo! I Killed Your God
‘Change Has Come’ (9:03)
1999
Tzadik TZ 7134

Robert Reigle
The Marriage of Heaven and Earth
Bells’
1999
Acoustic Levitation AL1002
 

Atalanta
Atalanta Thuis 2
‘Angels’ (3:38)
1999
Atalanta CD 02

 

Atalanta
Atalanta plus Tony Overwater
‘Angels’ (4:58)
c. 2000
Atalanta CD 06

Eugene Chadbourne
I Talked to Death in Stereo
‘Prophecy’ (7:02)
‘Change Has Come’ (8:56)
2000
Leo 276

Eugene Chadbourne
The Zu Side Of The Chadbourne
‘Spirits’ (5:17)
2000
Felmay Fy 7018

Daunik Lazro
Zong Book
‘In Heart Only’ (5:16)
2000
Émouvance émv 1013

Marius Peyer with Christian Weber & Flo Stoffner
Unsung Songs
‘Ghosts’ (2:53)
2000
Unit 4129

Witches & Devils
At the Empty Bottle
‘Truth Is Marching In’ (12:05)
‘Angels’ (6:05)
‘Bells’ (15:56)
2000
Knitting Factory 282

Robert Reigle
Tenor Saxophone
Universal Indians’
2000
Acoustic Levitation

Violent Femmes
Freak Magnet
‘New Generation’ (2:38)
2000
Beyond 78058

Eugene Chadbourne
Ayler Undead
‘Omega Is The Alpha’ (9:45)
‘Infinite Spirit’ (8:00)
‘Witches and Devils’ (8:36)
‘Light in the Darkness’ (9:15)
‘Prophecy’ (9:41)
‘Ghosts’ (10:42)
2001
Grob 321

Rent Romus' Lords of Outland
Avatar in the Field
‘Holy Spirit’
‘Zion Hill’
‘Vibrations’
‘Dancing Flowers’
‘Our Prayer’
2001
Edgetone 4001

Marc Ribot
Saints
‘Saints’
‘Witches and Devils’
2001
Division One/Atlantic 83461-
2

Dave Liebman, Jean-Paul Celea, Wolfgang Reisinger
Ghosts
‘Ghosts’ (6:04)
2001
Night Bird

World Standard
Jump For Joy -
Discover America Series Vol. 3
‘Ghosts’ (3:47)
2002
Daisyworld Discs/Cutting Edge CTCR-14213

AALY Trio/DKV Trio
Double or Nothing
‘Angels’ (21.12)
2002
Okka Disk 12035

Cicala Mvta
Deko Boko
‘Albert Ayler Medley (Ghost/Bells/Omega/Spiritual Rejoice)’
2002
Nektar

Villerd/Ayler Quartet
One Day...
‘Change Has Come’
‘Truth Is Marching In’
‘Ghosts II’
‘Ghost’
‘Our Prayer’
2002
Arfi AMO31

DKV Trio (Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler,Ken Vandermark)
Trigonometry
‘Love Cry’ (3:17)
2002
Okka Disk OD12042

Brian Ritchie
Shakuhachi Club NYC
‘Change Has Come’
2004
Weed 7916

Cato Salsa Experience and The Thing with Joe McPhee
Sounds Like A Sandwich
‘Our Prayer’ (6:23)
2005
Smalltown Superjazzz STSJ103CD

Spiritual Unity (Roy Campbell, Henry Grimes, Marc Ribot, Chad Taylor)
Spiritual Unity
Spirits’
‘Truth is Marching In’
‘Saints’
‘Bells’
2005
Pi Recordings Pi15

Mats Gustafsson
Catapult
‘Torparvisa’ (Gunde Johansson) / ‘Angels’ (7:32)
2005
doubtmusic dms-103

Charles Gayle
Live at Glenn Miller Café
[‘Holy Redemption’] / ‘Ghosts’ (14:40)
2006
Ayler Records aylCD-015

Zero Point
Plays Albert Ayler
Vibrations’ (4:11)
‘The Wizard’ (3:48)
‘Tune Q’ (4:35)
‘Infant Happiness’ (5:17)
‘Saints’ (5:47)
‘Children’ (6:27)
‘Angels’ (3:04)
2007
Ayler Records aylDL-062
(download -only release)

Meditations on Albert Ayler
Live at Glenn Miller Café
‘Ghosts/Truth Is Marching In’ (36:40)
2007
Ayler Records aylDL-066
(download -only release)

Healing Force (Vinny Golia, Aurora Josephson, Henry Kaiser,
Mike Keneally, Joe Morris, Damon Smith, Weasel Walter)
The Songs of Albert Ayler
New ‘New Grass’ / ‘Message from Albert’
‘Music is the Healing Force of the Universe’
‘Japan’ / ‘Universal Indians’
‘A Man is Like a Tree’
‘Oh! Love of Life’
‘Thank God for Women’
‘Heart Love’
‘New Generation’
‘New Ghosts’ / New Message
2007
Cuneiform Records rune255

Alex Bonney
A Tribute To Albert Ayler
‘Holy Family’ (9:51)
‘The Truth Is Marching In’ (6:13)
‘Ghosts (First Variation)’ (9:00)
‘Like Spirits’ (1:40)
‘Spirits Rejoice’ (5:06)
‘A Change Has Come / Our Prayer’ (8:46)
‘Ghosts (Second Variation)’ (2:57)
2007
Loop Collective (download)

Art Ensemble of Chicago
Live at Fabrik, Hamburg 1987
‘Ghosts’ (22:38)
2007
Naughty Dog (download)

Roy Campbell, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Warren Smith
Tribute to Albert Ayler - Live at the Dynamo
‘Music is the Healing Force of the Universe’ (6:30)
‘Truth Is Marching In’ (13:49)
‘DC & Vibrations’ (16:51)
‘Prophet John’ (Donald Ayler) (15:05)
‘Universal Indians’ (6:40)
2009
Futura Marge 45

Mats Gustafsson
Mats Gustafsson Plays Albert Ayler
‘Our Prayer’ (7:10)
‘Angels/Spirits’ (13:20)
2009
Qbico

The Chris Kelsey 4
Not Cool [... as in, the opposite of Paul Desmond]
‘Ghosts’
2009
Tzazz Krytyk 001

Milford Graves, David Murray Duo
Milford Graves, David Murray - Italy 2010
‘Ghosts’ (9:29)
2010
(download)

Bernard Stepien Orchestra
A Very Ayler Christmas!
Spirits’ (Angels from the Realm of Glory) (8:40)
‘Bells’ (Joy to the World) (8:05)
‘Vibrations’ (Good King Wenceslas) (10:07)
‘Zion Hill’ (The First Noël) (3:57)
Ghosts’ (Oh Christmas Tree) (8:02)
‘Omega is the Alpha’ (Deck the Halls) (7:19)
‘Spiritual Rebirth’ (Oh Come, All Ye Faithful) (3:25)
‘Our Prayer’ (Silent Night) (8:48)
‘Infinite Spirit’ (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing) (2:03)
2010

Paolo Botti
Angels & Ghosts
‘Island Harvest’ (2:38)
‘Our Prayer’ (3:13)
‘Ghosts’ (4:32)
‘Zion Hill’ (3:22)
‘Birth of Mirth’ (3:21)
‘New Generation’ (3:02)
‘Truth Is Marching In’ (4:24)
‘Angels’ (4:35)
2010
Caligola 2133

Matt Whiteman
Ghosts
‘Ghosts’ part 1 (18:40)
‘Ghosts’ part 2 (20:17)
2010
(download)

Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Trio (ONJT)
Bells
‘Bells’ (Quintet) (17:41)
‘Bells’ (Trio) (14:16)
2010
Doubtmusic dmf-139

(Review at Aquarius Records)

Vic Juris
Omega Is The Alpha
‘Omega Is The Alpha’ (5:34)
2010
SteepleChase Records

Bloodloss
The Truth Is Marching In (1983-1991)
‘The Truth Is Marching In’ (5:11)
2010
Memorandum MEMO8

Kammerflimmer Kollektief
Teufelskamin
‘New Ghosts’ (9:27)
2011
Staubgold 16

Old New Things
Ghosts
‘Ghosts’ (2:39)
2011
(download)

David Liebman, Ellery Eskelin, Tony Marino, Jim Black
Non Sequiturs
‘Ghosts’ (8:08)
2011
HAT HUT Records hatOLOGY 710

Kalle Autio
healing force - the albert ayler arrangements
Ghosts’ (8:35)
‘Omega’ (5:12)
‘Change Has Come’ (12:35)
‘Bells’ (6:38)
‘Truth Is Marching In (4:30)
2011
(download)

Kirk Knuffke, Jesse Stacken and Kenny Wollesen
Like A Tree
‘A Man Is Like A Tree’
2011
SteepleChase Records SCCD 31739

Eugene Chadbourne
Doc Chad Ayler
CD 1:
‘Omega Is The Alpha’ (9:46)
‘Ghosts’ (10:44)
‘Prophecy’ (7:03)
‘La Marseillese’ (7:16)
‘Prophecy’ (9:42)
‘Ghosts’ (4:20)7.
‘Infinite Spirit’ (8:00)
‘Light in the Darkness’ (9:15)
‘Change Has Come’ (8:55)
CD 2:
‘Witches and Devils’ (8:36)
‘Spirits’ (5:19)
‘Ghosts’ (8:59)
‘Ghosts’ (5:27)
‘Witches and Devils’ (7:22)
‘The Father The Son The Holy Ghost’ (8:26)
‘Truth Comes Marching In’ (8:26)
2012
Chadula - chadAyler

Dave Liebman/Lewis Porter with Marc Ribot
Surreality
‘Omega is the Alpha/Ghosts’
2012
Enja/Yellowbird ENJ77272

Jamison Williams, Jim Ivy, The Albert Ayler Apparitions Quartet, et al.
Truth Is Marching In: an Albert Ayler Commemoration
‘Prophecy’ (4:54)
‘Angels’ (13:34)
‘Holy Ghost’ (8:38)
2013
(download)

1032K
That Which Is Planted
‘Ghosts’
2013
Passin’ Thru Records

Marc Ribot, Henry Grimes, Chad Taylor
Live at the Village Vanguard
‘The Wizard’ (8:00)
‘Bells’ (19:09)
2014
Pi Recordings Pi53

Santana
Corazón, Live from Mexico: Live It To Believe It
‘Our Prayer’ (4:42)
2014
RCA/Sony

Ted Daniel’s Energy Module
Innerconnection
‘Ghosts’ (15:27)
2014 (recorded 8/11/1975)
NoBusiness Records NBCD 72-73

Emanative
The Light Years of the Darkness
‘Music is the Healing Force of the Universe’ (10:50)
2015
Steve Reid Foundation
(available to download on bandcamp)

Bardo Pond
Is There a Heaven?
‘Music is the Healing Force of the Universe’ (12:22)
2015
Fire Records

The Groove
Stop It
‘Ghosts’ (2:50)
‘Saints’ (5:21)
2015
Imogena Records
IGCD 210

Noël Akchoté
A.A. - Plays The Music Of Albert Ayler
(Tracklist on Bandcamp)
2015
Noël Akchoté Downloads
OJS-AA-2 (Original Jazz Series)

X—X
Albert Ayler’s Ghosts Live At The Yellow Ghetto
‘Ghosts’ (4:29)
2015
Smog Veil Records

Deep Schrott
The Dark Side of Deep Schrott Vol. 2
‘Our Prayer’ (4:37)
2016
Poise 24

Brad Linde’s Team Players
All-American
‘Ghosts’ (4:35)
‘Angels in the Outfield’ (5:22)
2016
(available on bandcamp)
 

Claudio Nuñez
ayler’s (beef)heart
‘Spirits Rejoice’ (10:52)
‘Holy Family’ (15:46)
‘Ghosts’ (12:01)
‘Angels’ (11:12)
2017
download

Chris Speed Trio
Platinum on Tap
‘Spirits’ (2:41)
Intakt Records
2017

Mars Williams
An Ayler Xmas
‘Truth Is Marching In’ (Maoz Tzur, Jungle Bells) (14:18)
‘Spirits’ (O Tannenbaum, 12 Days of Xmas) (8:37)
‘Omega Is the Alpha’ (Angels We Have Heard On High) (8:34)
Soul What Records SWR 003
2017

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