Albert Ayler | Spirits Rejoice

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Spirits Rejoice

by Albert Ayler

Recorded September 23rd, of 1965 at Judson Hall in New York City, this would be the last official ESP-Disk recording for Albert Ayler. “Spirits Rejoice” serves as an anthem and a must have by enthusiasts.
Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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1. Spirits Rejoice
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Album Notes
Live recording of Ayler\'s large septet configuration, featuring brother Donald, Charles Tyler, Sunny Murray and both Henry Grimes and Gary Peacock on bass. Compared to the bare trio of Spiritual Unity this nearly big band of two bass players and a strong horn section allows Ayler\'s expressive vision depth from the joyous to the agressive in Ayler\'s 5 original compositions. The digitally remastered recording was originally made at 30 ips instead of the usual 15 giving it excellent fidelity.

September 23, 1965 at Judson Hall, New York by David Hancock

Featured Artists

Albert Ayler-tenor saxophone
Donald Ayler-trumpet
Charles Tyler-alto saxophone
Sunny Murray-drums
Call Cobbs-harpsichord
Henry Grimes-bass
Gary Peacock-bass


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