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Albert Ayler

Spirits Rejoice (Lp)

Label: Esp-Disk

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

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2015 repress. ESP-Disk's vinyl edition of this classic 1965 blowout by free jazz icon Albert Ayler restores the original front-cover art. 50th Anniversary Remaster from the original tape. On this Judson Hall session (ESP used the empty concert hall as their "studio," its reverberation adding to the bigness of the sound) both Ayler's playing and his new band's sound even more intense than before, the parts of the players sometimes only loosely related. Some defended it as an energetic ensemble style harkening back to the early days of New Orleans jazz in its intertwining of independent lines; it came to be called "energy music" and started a movement that was quickly joined by Frank Wright and that continues in the playing of Charles Gayle,Sabir Mateen, and Peter Brötzmann. Albert Ayler, tenor saxophone;Donald Ayler, trumpet; Charles Tyler, alto saxophone; Sunny Murray, drums; Call Cobbs, harpsichord; Henry GrimesGary Peacock, basses. Recorded Sept. 23, 1965, at Judson Hall, New York City.

Cat. number: espdisk1020lp
Year: 2015

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