Albert Ayler

Europe 1966


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Europe 1966 is a box set consisting of live performances from free jazz visionary Albert Ayler. Each of the 4 LP's highlights some of the most magnificent moments on this European tour, showcasing Ayler and his bandmates at the height of their powers. The release includes performances from Berlin, Lörrach, Stockholm, and Paris, all of which occurred within a two week span. Ayler's masterful band on this tour included his brother Donald on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, William Folwell on double bass, and Beaver Harris on drums. These performances have been remastered for vinyl by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering. The package also includes a 12 x 24 fold-out insert, featuring liner notes from John Litweller and photos from the tour. The box set was originally released for Record Store Day 2023, with each LP pressed on audiophile-grade black vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.

LP 1 (Berlin: 11/3/1966)
A1 Truth is Marching In
A2 Omega (Is the Alpha)
B1 Our Prayer - Truth is Marching In
B2 Ghosts - Bells

LP 2 (Lörrach: 11/7/1966)
A1 Bells
A2 Prophet
B1 Our Prayer - Spirits Rejoice
B2 Ghosts
B3 Truth is Marching In

LP 3 (Stockholm: 11/10/1966)
A1 Truth is Marching In
A2 Omega (Is the Alpha)
B1 Our Prayer - Bells
B2 Infinite Spirit - Japan

LP 4 (Paris Jazz Festival: 11/13/1966)
A1 Ghosts
B1 Spiritual Rebirth - Light in Darkness - Infinite Spirit
B2 All - Our Prayer - Holy Family

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