Albert Ayler

Albert Ayler

Real Name:
Albert Ayler
Albert Ayler (born July 13, 1936 - Cleveland, Ohio, died November 1970) was an American avant-garde jazz saxophonist, singer and composer, the older brother of Donald Ayler.
On November 25, 1970, his body was found floating in the East River, at the foot of Congress Street Pier, in Brooklyn.
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Albert Ayler Discography


BNLP 2 Albert Ayler The First Recordings Vol.2 (Album) Bird Notes BNLP 2 Sweden 1962 Sell This Version
BNLP 1 Albert Ayler Something Different!!!!!! (Album) Bird Notes BNLP 1 Sweden 1963 Sell This Version
688 603 ZL Albert Ayler My Name Is Albert Ayler (Album) Debut Records (3), Fontana 688 603 ZL Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
DEB 146 Albert Ayler Spirits (Album) Debut Records (3) DEB 146 Denmark 1964 Sell This Version
SFJL.925, SFJL 925, 888 606 ZY Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray* Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray* - Vibrations (Album) Fontana, Fontana, Fontana SFJL.925, SFJL 925, 888 606 ZY UK 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells (Album) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Mono) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1016, ESP 1016 Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray* Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray* - New York Eye And Ear Control (Album) ESP Disk, ESP Disk 1016, ESP 1016 US 1966 Sell This Version
A-9155 Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village (Album) Impulse!, Impulse! A-9155 US 1967 Sell This Version
AS-9165 Albert Ayler Love Cry (Album) Impulse! AS-9165 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
AS-9175 Albert Ayler New Grass (Album) Impulse! AS-9175 US 1969 Sell This Version
1020 Albert Ayler Spirits Rejoice (Album) ESP Disk 1020 US 1970 Sell This Version
SR 10 004 Albert Ayler Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Volume 2 (Album) Shandar SR 10 004 France 1970 Sell This Version
AS-9191 Albert Ayler Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe (Album) Impulse! AS-9191 US 1970 Sell This Version
SR 10 000, SR 10.000 Albert Ayler Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Volume 1 (Album) Shandar, Shandar SR 10 000, SR 10.000 France 1970 Sell This Version
SR-3122, AS 9208 Albert Ayler The Last Album (Album) Impulse! SR-3122, AS 9208 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
4001 Albert Ayler Swing Low Sweet Spiritual (Album) Osmosis Records 4001 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
ESP-3030 Albert Ayler Prophecy (Album) ESP Disk ESP-3030 US 1975 Sell This Version
5027, 5027-9336 Albert Ayler The Village Concerts (Album) ABC Impulse! 5027, 5027-9336 US 1978 Sell This Version
hat MUSICS 3500 Albert Ayler Lörrach / Paris 1966 (Album) hat MUSICS hat MUSICS 3500 Switzerland 1982 Sell This Version
W 88 Albert Ayler Albert Ayler(LP, Album) Philology, Musica Jazz W 88 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
aylCD-033 Albert Ayler The Copenhagen Tapes(CD, Album) Ayler Records aylCD-033 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
ESP 4001 Albert Ayler Live On The Riviera (Album) ESP Disk ESP 4001 US 2005 Sell This Version
hatOLOGY 717 Albert Ayler Stockholm, Berlin 1966(CD, Album) hatOLOGY hatOLOGY 717 Switzerland 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2 C 006-90158 M Albert Ayler New Generation(7") Stateside 2 C 006-90158 M France 1969 Sell This Version

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September 11, 2014
Like the human being, Ayler's discog is itself spooky and impenetrable to most...somehow expectation and gratification rarely meet in its perousal..."Witches and Devils" comes to mind as one of the few I obtained where I got what i was looking for..."New Grass" being the opposite: in it he was trying to normalize himself into an R&B simulation, but, being truly weird (Elliot Landy who shot the cover photograph of "New Grass" related to me how Ayler was in a sun-staring cult and would wear fur coats on hot days and covered his face in vaseline "for protection") the proceedings come out in a way where you slowly realize that, though originally disappointed with its content, you are warming up to it because the weird/normal context is stranger than weird/weird.
the respiratory force required by Ayler to overblow on plastic reeds is fearsome and predicts the wrenching catharsis of the noisecore-intensity vokill.
What at first seems (or IS) to be Salvation Army Band repetoire played ad infinitum in accelerating tempos at fortississimomo, Ayler's hallowed œuvre is first and foremost devotional music, being "sung" (via the bionic vicarious-vocal that seems so suited to African American musical genius, the saxophone) TO and AT God...even authorship is secondary to DELIVERY, as the deferred and dubious credit to Mary Maria reminds us.


November 13, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
WHY is there no listing on Discogs under 'Albert Ayler' for 'Spiritual Unity'? There is a listing stuck under 'Albert Ayler Trio', which merely adds to the problem. It is the key Ayler recording, and arguably one of the most important and influential Jazz records ever made. A very strange listing practice...

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