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Albert Ayler Trio - Spiritual Unity FLAC album


Performer: Albert Ayler Trio
Genre: Jazz
Title: Spiritual Unity
Country: US
Released: 2017
Style: Free Jazz
Label: Personal Affair
Catalog Number: PAESP-001-L
FLAC version ZIP size: 1834 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1837 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 2485 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 501

Tracklist

1The Wizard
2Vibrations (Bonus Track)
3Ghosts: First Variation
4Ghosts: Second Variation
5Spirits

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ESP-1002Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity ‎(LP, Album, Mono)ESP DiskESP-1002US1965
ESPS 1002Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity ‎(LP, Album, RE)ESP-Disk', Base RecordESPS 1002ItalyUnknown
MJ-7101, ESP-7001Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE)ESP Disk, ESP DiskMJ-7101, ESP-7001JapanUnknown
15PJ-2021(M)Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE)ESP Disk15PJ-2021(M)Japan1980
ESP1002LP, ESP 1002, 1002Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180)ESP-Disk', ESP-Disk', ESP-Disk'ESP1002LP, ESP 1002, 1002US2015
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ESP-1002Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity ‎(LP, Album, Mono)ESP DiskESP-1002US1965
ESPS 1002Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity ‎(LP, Album, RE)ESP-Disk', Base RecordESPS 1002ItalyUnknown
MJ-7101, ESP-7001Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE)ESP Disk, ESP DiskMJ-7101, ESP-7001JapanUnknown
15PJ-2021(M)Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE)ESP Disk15PJ-2021(M)Japan1980
ESP1002LP, ESP 1002, 1002Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180)ESP-Disk', ESP-Disk', ESP-Disk'ESP1002LP, ESP 1002, 1002US2015

Credits

  • Art DirectionMari Ayabe
  • Design [expanded 2017 design]Mari Ayabe, Taiji Kuroda
  • Design [original cover design]Jordan Matthews
  • Illustration [cover illustration]Howard Bernstein
  • PaintingMari Ayabe
  • Remastered By [digital remastering]Hideyuki Waki
  • BassGary Peacock
  • DesignJohnathan Granoff, Jordan Matthews
  • DrumsSunny Murray
  • IllustrationHoward Bernstein
  • Photography BySandra Stollman
  • Remastered ByConor Murphy (tracks: 1-4), Martin Davidson (tracks: 5)
  • Saxophone, Composed ByAlbert Ayler
  • BassGary Peacock
  • DesignJordan Matthews
  • DrumsSunny Murray
  • IllustrationHoward Bernstein
  • Photography BySandra Stollman
  • Saxophone, Composed ByAlbert Ayler

Notes

Recorded in New York City, July 10th, 1964.

50th Anniversary Expanded Edition
From the ESP website: "For the Spiritual Unity 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition, we have added a bonus track: the performance briefly and accidentally substituted for "Spirits" on an early vinyl edition. It is the same tune known as "Vibrations" on the album of that title on Arista/Freedom (AKA Ghosts when issued on Debut) and as "[tune Q]2" on the Revenant box set Holy Ghost. It will be the first time both "Spirits" and "Vibrations" have been on a single ESP edition of Spiritual Unity."

Expanded 2014 design (back of Digipak and CD) by Johnathan Granoff.

© ESP-DISK' 2014

This release has the fifth track at the wrong speed.
This edition has a total playing time of 37:58Recorded in New York City, July 10th, 1964.

© ESP-DISK' 1965Limited to 150 copies.

Officially licensed release from the Brooklyn based legendary Jazz label, ESP-Disk’, founded by Bernard Stollman. This is the first cassette release of ESP's back catalogue. The first release (PAES-P001) from the collection is Albert Ayler Trio's “Spiritual Unity,” ESP’s first recording session from 1964. The release includes a bonus track “Vibrations” and comes in a limited edition special packaging.

Personnel: Albert Ayler, tenor saxophone; Gary Peacock, bass; Sunny Murray, percussion.

Overview: Spiritual Unity, recorded on July 10, 1964, is the album that made Albert Ayler and ESP-Disk' famous (or, in some people’s eyes/ears, infamous). Mr. Ayler had already recorded in Europe and, in February ’64, in New York, but this was the first album where neither he nor his collaborators held back. It was also ESP's first jazz recording.

Spiritual Unity presented a new improvisation paradigm: looser structure, less regard for standard pitch, and no obligation to present a regular beat. Ayler’s sound was unprecedented, much rawer than any other jazz of the time. Sometimes it was expressed in squalls of untempered sound, sometimes in outbursts of poignant spontaneous melody. Meanwhile, under and around the leader’s unfettered self-expressions, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray reinvented the roles of their instruments.

cover illustration - Howard Bernstein
original cover design - Jordan Matthews
art direction & painting - Mari Ayabe
expanded 2017 design - Mari Ayabe & Taiji Kuroda
digital remastering - Hideyuki Waki (ConcentNY)
special thanks - Steve Holtje (ESP DISK') & Jonathan Granoff

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 881125000201
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Barcode: 0825481010023
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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