Albert Ayler

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"Trane was the father. Pharoah was the son. I was the holy ghost." (Albert Ayler)

Ayler indeed was one of the most brilliant saxophonist of the free jazz 60's era.
Most of his work was released by Debut, ESP and Impulse!, while a number of live sessions exist on random labels.
In 2004, Revenant issued a 10 cds box set containing most of his rare and unreleased material.
Curious people possibly want to start with Love Cry.
Ayler was found dead in the East River (NYC), circonstances remaining mysterious.
A collection of 13 novels on that subject has been published in 1996 by Gallimard, under the title Les 13 morts d'Albert Ayler (The Thirteen Deaths of Albert Ayler).

Annotation last modified on 2007-01-27 05:34 UTC.



1962The First RecordingsAlbert Ayler5
1962The First Recordings, Volume 2Albert Ayler3
1964GhostsAlbert Ayler Quartet featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock & Sonny Murray53
1964My Name Is Albert AylerAlbert Ayler3
1964Witches & DevilsAlbert Ayler9
1965Spirits RejoiceAlbert Ayler3
1968Love CryAlbert Ayler4
1969New GrassAlbert Ayler4
1969The Last AlbumAlbert Ayler1
1970Music Is the Healing Force of the UniverseAlbert Ayler42
1971Goin’ HomeAlbert Ayler3
1987VibrationsAlbert Ayler & Don Cherry1
2011Love Cry / The Last AlbumAlbert Ayler1

Album + Compilation

1973Reevaluations: The Impulse YearsAlbert Ayler1
1980I giganti del jazz, vol. 6Gato Barbieri, Don Cherry, Albert Ayler & John Handy1
2004Holy GhostAlbert Ayler2
2006The Impulse StoryAlbert Ayler1

Album + Live

1965BellsAlbert Ayler3
1967In Greenwich VillageAlbert Ayler2
1967The Dedication Series, Volume VII: The Village ConcertsAlbert Ayler2
1970Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Volume 1Albert Ayler2
1970Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Volume 2Albert Ayler2
1975ProphecyAlbert Ayler2
1982At Slug's Saloon, Volume 1Albert Ayler1
1982At Slug's Saloon, Volume 2Albert Ayler1
1982Lörrach / Paris 1966Albert Ayler4
1990Black RevoltAlbert Ayler1
1996Albert Smiles With SunnyAlbert Ayler2
1997Bells / ProphecyAlbert Ayler6
1998Live in Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse RecordingsAlbert Ayler3
1999Slug's SaloonAlbert Ayler3
2002Nuits de la Fondation Maeght 1970Albert Ayler2
2002The Copenhagen TapesAlbert Ayler1
2005Live on the RivieraAlbert Ayler1
2007The Hilversum SessionAlbert Ayler3
2011Stockholm, Berlin 1966Albert Ayler1

Album + Soundtrack

1966New York Eye and Ear ControlAlbert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock & Sonny Murray2

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