Albert Ayler ‎– Holy Ghost

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Revenant ‎– RVN 213
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10 × CD, Compilation
Box Set
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1-1 Herbert Katz Quintet w/ Albert Ayler Sonnymoon For Two
Written-By – Sonny Rollins
8:29
1-2 Herbert Katz Quintet w/ Albert Ayler Summertime
Written-By – George Gershwin-Ira Gershwin*
6:53
1-3 Herbert Katz Quintet w/ Albert Ayler On Green Dolphin Street
Written-By – Bronislau Kaper*
3:26
1-4 Borge Roger Henrichsen* Spoken Intro 0:42
1-5 Cecil Taylor Quartet* w/ Albert Ayler Four
Alto Saxophone – Jimmy Lyons (2)Piano – Cecil TaylorWritten-By – Cecil Taylor
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)
Drums – Rashied AliPiano – Greene*Tenor Saxophone – Frank Smith (9)
8:55
First Set
3-1 Peter Bergman (2) Spoken Introduction By Peter Bergman 1:03
3-2 Albert Ayler Quintet Spirits Rejoice 4:39
3-3 Albert Ayler Quintet D.C.
Written-By – Don Cherry
5:58
3-4 Albert Ayler Quintet [Untitled Minor Waltz] 7:04
3-5 Albert Ayler Quintet Our Prayer
Written-By – Don Ayler*
6:33
Second Set
3-6 Peter Bergman (2) 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
Written-By [Our Prayer] – Don Ayler*
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
Written-By – Don Ayler*
4:39
5-6 Peter de Wit (3) 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
Vocals – Ayler*Written-By [Japan] – Traditional
5:41
6-3 Albert Ayler Quintet Our Prayer
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Ayler*Written-By – Don Ayler*
8:19
6-4 Albert Ayler Quartet Love Cry / Truth Is Marching In/Our Prayer
Vocals – Ayler*Written-By [Our Prayer] – Don Ayler*
6:24
6-5 Pharoah Sanders Ensemble w/ Albert Ayler Venus / Upper And Lower Egypt
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Unknown ArtistBass – SironeDrums – Roger BlankPiano – Dave BurrellTenor Saxophone – Sanders*Trumpet – Chris CapersWritten-By – Pharoah Sanders
22:59
6-6 Albert Ayler [Blues] 6:04
6-7 Albert Ayler [Sermon]
Soloist [Solo Recitation] – Ayler*
0:50
6-8 Albert Ayler Thank God For Women
Written-By – Albert Ayler, Mary Parks
10:16
6-9 Albert Ayler New Ghosts [Demo Fragments]
Written-By – Albert Ayler, Mary Parks
7:10
7-1 Don Ayler Sextet w/ Albert Ayler Prophet John
Alto Saxophone – Albert AylerBass – Ibrahim WahenDrums – Muhammed Ali*Piano – Richard Johnson (6)Tenor Saxophone – Sam RiversWritten-By – Don Ayler*
10:53
7-2 Don Ayler Sextet w/ Albert Ayler Judge Ye Not
Alto Saxophone – Albert AylerBass – Ibrahim WahenDrums – Muhammed Ali*Piano – Richard Johnson (6)Tenor Saxophone – Sam RiversWritten-By – Don Ayler*
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
Interviewee – Don*, Mocqui Cherry
10-1 US Army Band* Tenderly
Tenor Saxophone [Solo@2:30;3:04] – Ayler*Written-By – Lawrence*, Gross*
4:32
10-2 US Army Band* Leap Frog
Tenor Saxophone [All 4 Exposed Improvs.] – Ayler*Written-By – Garland*
3:16

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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

Recordings made available under license from the Albert Ayler estate and various rights holders.
Disc 1/Tracks 1-3 made available under license through special arrangement with Finnish Broadcasting Company-Yleisradio, through the good works of Matti Konttinen.

NOTE: The boxed set was released with mastering/pressing flaw on disc 6. Because of this for a limited time Revenant provided a replacement disc to those who purchased the boxed set and requested the replacement disc by mail or email. This replacement disc was mailed in a cardboard mailer with a blank card stock cover. The mastering issue appears to be a volume and minor clarity issue on some tracks, the remastering adds one second to both tracks 6-6 and 6-9.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 630814021320
  • Other (Cat# CD 10): RVN213GCD10

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C-aug7

C-aug7

March 3, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Disc 6 is full of data errors. First I thought it's my copy... in particular the Sanders tune suffers from permanent clicking which is caused by an inaccurate copying process of a source CDR. I got to hear a second copy and it has the same problems. This is a typical phenomenon from the days when fans exchanged unofficial live music on CDRs by snail mail.
I'll go through the whole box soon by head-phones; I'll update this comment in case I find more really problematic tracks.

Too bad - this includes amazing documents, but those technical deffects massively spoil the fun in certain spots. Let's keep in mind that certain tracks were glitch-free at an ealier point in their line-age. Grrrr.

edit:
I just read in the note above about those "mastering/pressing flaws" on disc 6. If this indeed refers to "a volume and minor clarity issue" then it's not the glitches I'm talking about.

It would be interesting to have somebody with the mentioned replacement disc report if the Sanders tune has digi-clicks or not.
mumjum23

mumjum23

May 22, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
Edited (deleted) 22 March 2015.
grunon

grunon

October 20, 2011

Best free jazz compilation ever. A must