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Live album · 2004

Tracklist

1-1 –Herbert Katz Quintet w/ Albert Ayler Sonnymoon For Two 8:29
1-2 –Herbert Katz Quintet w/ Albert Ayler Summertime 6:53
1-3 –Herbert Katz Quintet w/ Albert Ayler On Green Dolphin Street 3:26
1-4 –Borge Roger Henrichsen Spoken Intro 0:42
1-5 –Cecil Taylor Quartet w/ Albert Ayler Four 21:46
1-6 –Albert Ayler Trio Spirits [Incomplete] 6:38
1-7 –Albert Ayler Trio Saints 10:32
1-8 –Albert Ayler Trio Ghosts [Incomplete] 10:56
2-1 –Albert Ayler Trio The Wizard 6:51
2-2 –Albert Ayler Trio Children 9:05
2-3 –Albert Ayler Trio Spirits [Theme] 0:28
2-4 –Unknown Artist Spoken Radio Introduction 0:55
2-5 –Albert Ayler Quartet Spirits 8:43
2-6 –Albert Ayler Quartet Vibrations 8:23
2-7 –Albert Ayler Quartet [Tune Q] 8:59
2-8 –Albert Ayler Quartet Mothers 7:53
2-9 –Albert Ayler Quartet Children 8:38
2-10 –Albert Ayler Quartet Spirits [Theme] 1:25
2-11 –Burton Greene Quintet w/ Albert Ayler [Untitled] (Collective) 8:55
First Set
3-1 –Peter Bergman Spoken Introduction By Peter Bergman 1:03
3-2 –Albert Ayler Quintet Spirits Rejoice 4:39
3-3 –Albert Ayler Quintet D.C. 5:58
3-4 –Albert Ayler Quintet [Untitled Minor Waltz] 7:04
3-5 –Albert Ayler Quintet Our Prayer 6:33
Second Set
3-6 –Peter Bergman Spoken Introduction By Peter Bergman 1:13
3-7 –Albert Ayler Quintet [F# Tune] 15:20
3-8 –Albert Ayler Quintet Ghosts 6:32
First Set
3-9 –Albert Ayler Quintet Spirits Rejoice 6:31
3-10 –Albert Ayler Quintet Prophet / Ghosts / Spiritual Bells 14:33
3-11 –Albert Ayler Quintet Our Prayer / Spirits Rejoice 9:43
Second Set
4-1 –Albert Ayler Quintet [Untitled] / Truth Is Marching In 15:43
4-2 –Albert Ayler Quintet Spirits 9:16
4-3 –Albert Ayler Quintet Zion Hill 12:40
4-4 –Albert Ayler Quintet Spirits 7:00
4-5 –Albert Ayler Quintet Spiritual Bells 3:48
4-6 –Albert Ayler Quintet [F# Tune] 9:18
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5-1 –Ralf Schulte-Bahrenberg Concert Announcement By Ralf Schulte-Bahrenberg 1:10
5-2 –Albert Ayler Quintet Ghosts / Bells 11:15
5-3 –Albert Ayler Quintet Truth Is Marching In 7:07
5-4 –Albert Ayler Quintet Omega 3:48
5-5 –Albert Ayler Quintet Our Prayer 4:39
5-6 –Peter de Wit Spoken Introduction By Peter de Wit 1:25
5-7 –Albert Ayler Quintet Truth Is Marching In 11:14
5-8 –Albert Ayler Quintet Bells 5:35
5-9 –Albert Ayler Quintet Spirits Rejoice 10:51
5-10 –Albert Ayler Quintet "Free Spiritual Music", Part IV 6:44
6-1 –Albert Ayler Quintet Truth Is Marching In / Omega 9:00
6-2 –Albert Ayler Quintet Japan / Universal Indians 5:41
6-3 –Albert Ayler Quintet Our Prayer 8:19
6-4 –Albert Ayler Quartet Love Cry / Truth Is Marching In/Our Prayer 6:24
6-5 –Pharoah Sanders Ensemble w/ Albert Ayler Venus / Upper And Lower Egypt 22:59
6-6 –Albert Ayler [Blues] 6:04
6-7 –Albert Ayler [Sermon] 0:50
6-8 –Albert Ayler Thank God For Women 10:16
6-9 –Albert Ayler New Ghosts [Demo Fragments] 7:10
7-1 –Don Ayler Sextet w/ Albert Ayler Prophet John 10:53
7-2 –Don Ayler Sextet w/ Albert Ayler Judge Ye Not 10:16
7-3 –Albert Ayler Quartet Mothers / Children 8:42
7-4 –Albert Ayler Quartet [Untitled, Incomplete] 14:14
7-5 –Albert Ayler Quartet [C Minor] 5:21
7-6 –Albert Ayler Quartet [F Minor / C Minor] 10:36
8-1 –Albert Ayler Travel And Plans 1:49
8-2 –Albert Ayler Holbaek 0:39
8-3 –Albert Ayler The New Blues 1:33
8-4 –Albert Ayler Christmastime Stateside 1:10
8-5 –Albert Ayler A Great Change 1:35
8-6 –Albert Ayler Traveling And Coltrane 1:00
8-7 –Albert Ayler Drummers And Sunny Murray 1:42
8-8 –Albert Ayler A Job To Do 1:00
8-9 –Albert Ayler Birth, Family, First Music 3:04
8-10 –Albert Ayler Academy, The Road, School 0:57
8-11 –Albert Ayler Young Professional And Army 5:40
8-12 –Albert Ayler Sweden 4:39
8-13 –Albert Ayler New York 0:49
8-14 –Albert Ayler 1964 1:25
8-15 –Albert Ayler Frustration, Sources 3:39
8-16 –Albert Ayler 1966 Tour And Coltrane 3:16
8-17 –Albert Ayler Impulse And Mary Maria 3:27
8-18 –Albert Ayler The Artist's Life 1:31
8-19 –Albert Ayler Question: LeRoi Jones 0:46
8-20 –Albert Ayler Question: "For John Coltrane" 1:10
8-21 –Albert Ayler Question: Socio-Policial Connections 3:19
8-22 –Albert Ayler Question: Instrumentation, Engineering 4:16
8-23 –Albert Ayler Choosing The Players 0:50
9-1 –Albert Ayler Current Activity 1:59
9-2 –Albert Ayler Antibes 1:06
9-3 –Albert Ayler Japan/Coltrane's Funeral 1:02
9-4 –Albert Ayler Clubs 3:39
9-5 –Albert Ayler Ahead Of My Time 1:42
9-6 –Albert Ayler Home Lives; Brooklyn And Cleveland 1:27
9-7 –Albert Ayler Impulse, pt. 1: Hippies 1:21
9-8 –Albert Ayler "Space Music" 1:07
9-9 –Albert Ayler Don 0:46
9-10 –Albert Ayler "Thank God For Women" 0:46
9-11 –Albert Ayler Blues & Rhythm 1:17
9-12 –Albert Ayler Copying My Records 2:00
9-13 –Albert Ayler Impulse, pt. 2: New Grass 2:18
9-14 –Albert Ayler Tone And "Vibration" 1:07
9-15 –Albert Ayler Rollins, Coleman, And Coltrane 4:08
9-16 –Albert Ayler Maeght Group 0:57
9-17 –Albert Ayler Serenity Of Life 0:36
9-18 –Albert Ayler Childhood Memories, pt. 1 2:00
9-19 –Albert Ayler [Blairman Enters] 0:34
9-20 –Albert Ayler Early Professional Career 1:03
9-21 –Albert Ayler Childhood Memories, pt. 2 1:09
9-22 –Albert Ayler Don's Music 3:47
9-23 –Albert Ayler "I Love America" And Youth 1:05
9-24 –Albert Ayler Mary And Golf 0:38
9-25 –Albert Ayler Early Relationships And Mary Maria 1:03
9-26 –Albert Ayler Japan Work And Warm Weather 4:01
9-27 –Albert Ayler Play Solo 0:24
9-28 –Albert Ayler Naming Tunes 1:22
9-29 –Albert Ayler Charles Ives 0:25
9-30 –Albert Ayler Influences 1:44
9-31 –Albert Ayler Practicing 1:09
9-32 –Albert Ayler The Healing Force 0:52
9-33 –Albert Ayler Diet And America 2:08
9-34 –Albert Ayler Defining "Improvisation" 0:45
9-35 –Albert Ayler Sonny Rollins, Reactions, And Miles Davis 2:43
9-36 –Albert Ayler Newport '67 2:30
9-37 –Albert Ayler New York: Keeping To Oneself [Mary Maria Joins] 0:39
9-38 –Don & Mocqui Cherry Untitled
10-1 –US Army Band Tenderly 4:32
10-2 –US Army Band Leap Frog 3:16!

Line-up/Musicians

Alto Saxophone – Jimmy Lyons (track 1-5)
Piano – Cecil Taylor(track 1-5)
Drums – Rashied Ali (track 2-11)
Piano – Greene (track 2-11)
Tenor Saxophone – Frank Smith (track 2-11)
Vocals – Ayler (tracks 6-2,6-4)
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Ayler (track 6-3)
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Unknown Artist (track 6-5)
Bass – Sirone (track 6-5)
Drums – Roger Blank (track 6-5)
Piano – Dave Burrell (track 6-5)
Tenor Saxophone – Sanders (track 6-5)
Trumpet – Chris Capers (track 6-5)
Alto Saxophone – Albert Ayler (tracks 7-1,7-2)
Bass – Ibrahim Wahen (tracks 7-1,7-2)
Drums – Muhammed Ali (tracks 7-1,7-2)
Piano – Richard Johnson (tracks 7-1,7-2)
Tenor Saxophone – Sam Rivers (tracks 7-1,7-2)
Interviewee – Don , Mocqui Cherry (track 9-38)
Tenor Saxophone [[email protected]:30;3:04] – Ayler (track 10-1)
Tenor Saxophone [All 4 Exposed Improvs.] – Ayler (track 10-2)
Bass – Bill Folwell (tracks: 5-2 to 5-5, 5-7 to 6-3), Gary Peacock (tracks: 1-6 to 2-3, 2-5 to 2-10), Heikki Annala (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3), Mutawef Shaheed (tracks: 3-2 to 3-5, 3-7 to 4-6), Richard Davis (2) (tracks: 6-2, 7-1, 7-2), Steve Tintweiss (tracks: 2-11, 7-3 to 7-6)
Cornet – Don Cherry (tracks: 2-5 to 2-10)
Drums – Allen Blairman (tracks: 7-3 to 7-6), Beaver Harris (tracks: 5-2 to 5-5, 5-7 to 5-10), Bernard Purdie (tracks: 6-6 to 6-9), Martti Äijänen (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3), Milford Graves (tracks: 6-1 to 6-4), Ronald Shannon Jackson (tracks: 3-2 to 3-5, 3-7 to 4-6), Sunny Murray (tracks: 1-5 to 2-3, 2-5 to 2-10)
Electric Bass – Bill Folwell (tracks: 6-6 to 6-9)
Guitar – Herbert Katz (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3)
Harpsichord [Rocksichord] – Call Cobbs (tracks: 6-6 to 6-9)
Interviewee – Ayler (tracks: 8-1 to 9-37)
Interviewer – Birger Jørgensen (tracks: 8-1 to 8-8), Daniel Caux (tracks: 8-9 to 8-23, 9-38), Kiyoshi Koyama (tracks: 9-1 to 9-37)
Piano – Call Cobbs (tracks: 6-6 to 6-9, 7-3 to 7-6), Teuvo Suojärvi (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3)
Tenor Saxophone – Albert Ayler (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3, 2-11, 6-5), Ayler (tracks: 2-5 to 2-3, 2-5 to 2-10, 3-2 to 3-5, 3-7 to 4-6, 5-2 to 5-5, 5-7 to 6-2, 6-4, 6-6 to 6-9, 7-3 to 7-6), Frank Wright (tracks: 4-1 to 4-6)
Trumpet – Don Ayler (tracks: 3-2 to 3-5, 3-7 to 4-6, 5-2 to 5-5, 5-7 to 6-4, 7-1, 7-2)
Violin – Michel Samson (tracks: 3-2 to 3-5, 3-7 to 4-6, 5-2 to 5-5, 5-7 to 6-3)
Vocals – Vivian Bostic (tracks: 6-6 to 6-9)
Vocals, Tambourine – Mary Parks (tracks: 6-6 to 6-9, 7-3 to 7-6)

About this release

Revenant – Rev 213(US)

Rare and unreleased recordings from 1962-1970 in a 9CD 'Spirit Box', plus a bonus disc of Albert Ayler with a U.S. Army Band.

The boxset includes:
- a 208 page full-color hardbound book which includes new essays by Amiri Baraka, Val Wilmer & other Ayler scholars
- a picture of Ayler with saxophone from his youth
- a photostat of a handwritten note from a Copenhagen hotel
- a reprinted copy of a Slugs flyer which includes a listing for a week of Ayler's quintet
- a reprinted 1965 pamphlet by the late poet Paul Haines entitled Ayler-Peacock-Murray-You and the Night and the Music
- a reprinted newsletter from 1969 by Jihad Productions with excerpts about Ayler
- a dried flower

1-1 to 1-3: Recorded June 30, 1962 in Helsinki, Finland
1-4 to 1-5: Recorded poss. November 16, 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark
1-6 to 2-3: Recorded June 14, 1964 at the Cellar Café, New York City
2-4 to 2-10: Recorded September 3, 1964 at Café Montmartre: Copenhagen, Denmark
2-11: Recorded February 1966 at Slug's: New York City
3-1 to 3-8: Recorded April 16, 1966 at La Cave: Cleveland
3-9 to 4-6: Recorded April 17, 1966 at La Cave: Cleveland
5-1 to 5-5: Recorded November 3, 1966 at Berlin Philharmonic: Berlin, Germany
5-6 to 5-10: Recorded November 8, 1966 at De Doelen: Rotterdamn, The Netherlands
6-1 to 6-3: Recorded June 30/July 1, 1967 at Freebody Park: Newport, Rhode Island
6-4: Recorded at the funeral of John Coltrane, July 21, 1967 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church: New York City
6-5: Recorded January 21, 1968 at the Renaissance Ballroom: New York City
6-6 to 6-9: Recorded ca. late August 1968 in New York City area
7-1 to 7-2: Recorded January 11, 1969 at Town Hall: New York City
7-3 to 7-6: Recorded prob. July 28, 1970 at La Colle sur Loup: Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
8-1 to 8-4: Ayler interview for "Afterbeat" program. Recorded early December 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark
8-5 to 8-8: Ayler interview for "Afterbeat" program. Recorded on or around November 11, 1966 in Copenhagen, Denmark
8-9 to 8-23: Ayler interview for "France Culture". Recorded July 27, 1970 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
9-1 to 9-37: Ayler interview for "Swing Journal". Recorded July 25, 1970 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
9-38: Don and Mocqui Cherry interview. Recorded in Paris, 1971
10-1 to 10-2: U.S. Army 76th AG Band Rehearsal. Recorded Sept. 14, 1960

Thanks to snobb for the updates

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