Label: Alternative Fox
On this double album, the Albert Ayler Trio consisted of Ayler, bassist Torbjörn Hultcrantz and drummer Sune Spångberg. These four dissonant songs recorded during their live performance on 24 October 1962 were issued on the Bird Notes label in Sweden as Something Different!!!!!! and reissued overseas as the first edition of The First Recording. The tracklist includes a barely-recognisable rendition of the showtune I'll Remember April, an off-kilter take of Sonny Rollins' The Stopper - retitled Rollins' Tune - and a wobbly cut of Miles Davis' Tune Up, along with the original Free. The exceedingly rare Volume 2 was also issued on Bird Notes - at least in test pressings with photos of Ayler glued to the cover - and includes three extended meditations of discord, namely blown mutations of showtunes Softly as In a Morning Sunrise and I Didn't Know What Time It Was, along with a growling cut of Count Basie's Good Bait.