Albert Ayler

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Albert Ayler
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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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BNLp 1 Something Different!!!!!! — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Something Different!!!!!! (Album) Bird Notes BNLp 1 Sweden 1963 Sell This Version
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BNLP 2 Untitled — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Untitled (Album) Bird Notes BNLP 2 Sweden 1963 Sell This Version
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688 603 ZL My Name Is Albert Ayler — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler My Name Is Albert Ayler (Album) Debut Records (3), Fontana 688 603 ZL Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
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DEB 146 , Deb 146, Debut deb-146 Spirits — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Spirits (Album) Debut Records (3), Debut Records (3), Debut Records (3) DEB 146 , Deb 146, Debut deb-146 Denmark 1964 Sell This Version
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1010 Bells — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Bells (Album) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
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1016, ESP 1016 New York Eye And Ear Control — Albert Ayler 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
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A-9155 In Greenwich Village — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village (Album) Impulse! A-9155 US 1967 Sell This Version
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AS-9165 Love Cry — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Love Cry (Album) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-9165 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
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AS-9175 New Grass — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler New Grass (Album) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-9175 US 1969 Sell This Version
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SFJL.925, SFJL 925, 888 606 ZY Vibrations — Albert Ayler 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 1969 Sell This Version
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SR 10 004 Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Volume 2 — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Volume 2 (Album) Shandar SR 10 004 France 1970 Sell This Version
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1020 Spirits Rejoice — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Spirits Rejoice (Album) ESP Disk 1020 US 1970 Sell This Version
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AS-9191 Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe (Album) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-9191 US 1970 Sell This Version
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SR 10 000, SR 10.000 Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Volume 1 — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Volume 1 (Album) Shandar, Shandar SR 10 000, SR 10.000 France 1970 Sell This Version
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SR-3122, AS 9208 The Last Album — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler The Last Album (Album) Impulse!, ABC Records SR-3122, AS 9208 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
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4001 Swing Low Sweet Spiritual — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Swing Low Sweet Spiritual (Album) Osmosis Records 4001 US 1971 Sell This Version
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ESP-3030 Prophecy — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Prophecy (Album) ESP Disk ESP-3030 US 1975 Sell This Version
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IA-9336/2 The Village Concerts — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler The Village Concerts (Album) ABC Impulse! IA-9336/2 US 1978 Sell This Version
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1002 Jesus (Unissued Concert In Lörrach, Germany, 1966) — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Jesus (Unissued Concert In Lörrach, Germany, 1966)(LP, Album) Jazz Galore 1002 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
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hat MUSICS 3500 Lörrach / Paris 1966 — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Lörrach / Paris 1966 (EP, Album) hat MUSICS hat MUSICS 3500 Switzerland 1982 Sell This Version
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W 88 Albert Ayler — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Albert Ayler (Album) Philology W 88 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
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IR 39 501 Albert Smiles With Sunny — Albert Ayler Ayler* / Murray* / Peacock* Ayler* / Murray* / Peacock* - Albert Smiles With Sunny(2xCD, Album) InRespect IR 39 501 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
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aylCD-033 The Copenhagen Tapes — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler The Copenhagen Tapes(CD, Album) Ayler Records aylCD-033 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
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ESP 4001 Live On The Riviera — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Live On The Riviera (Album) ESP Disk ESP 4001 US 2005 Sell This Version
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hatOLOGY 717 Stockholm, Berlin 1966 — Albert Ayler Albert Ayler Stockholm, Berlin 1966(CD, Album) hatOLOGY hatOLOGY 717 Switzerland 2011 Sell This Version

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poneromusikologist

poneromusikologist

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.
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mumjum23

mumjum23

November 13, 2012
edited over 10 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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