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Albert Ayler - Spirits album flac Performer: Albert Ayler
Title: Spirits
Style: Free Jazz
Released: 2010
Country: Denmark
MP3 album: 1186 mb
FLAC album: 1595 mb
Rating: 4.2
Other formats: XM AUD ADX AU VQF MPC MOD
Genre: Jazz

Spirits is an album by American free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler recorded in New York City in 1964 and first released on the Dutch Debut label then later released on the Freedom label as Witches & Devils. All About Jazz stated "The names on the cover look good: Albert Ayler, Henry Grimes, and Sunny Murray.

Complete your Albert Ayler collection. Spirits ‎(LP, Album). Transatlantic Records. 28 424-0 U. Albert Ayler. Spirits ‎(LP, Album, RE, Spi).

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Spirits is an album by American free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler recorded in New York City in 1964 and first released on the Dutch Debut label then later released on the Freedom label as Witches & Devils Track listing. All compositions by Albert Ayler. Witches and Devils" - 11:55.

Albert Ayler (born July 13th, 1936 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio – New York City, November 1970) was the most primal of the free jazz musicians of the 1960s. He possessed a deep blistering tone-achieved by using the stiffest plastic reeds he could find on his tenor saxophone-and a broad, pathos-filled vibrato that came right out of church music.

Debut album originally released in 1964, Spirits is Albert Ayler in his prime mid-sixties period, recorded in NYC in February 1964. Features Sunny Murray on drums, bassist Henry Grimes and trumpeter Norman Howard. Witches and Devils" (versions of this album were also released as "Spirits," like this imported disc) was recorded at Atlantic Studios in New York City on February 24, 1964 - about five months before "Spiritual Unity. Although Sunny Murray again creates the freeform backdrop for these pieces, the rest of band is different, with Henry Grimes playing bass on three of the four pieces and Earle Henderson playing bass on two of the pieces

Debut DEB-140: my name is albert ayler. Being Debut a very small and independent label, the original cover was printed in Holland by Fontana and a sticker was pasted on logos, front and back. DEBUT DEB-144: GHOSTS. This issue had the cover printed in Holland too but on the right Debut label. DEBUT DEB-146: SPIRITS. For this issue, Debut printed the cover itself but had to correct wrong infos and typo on the back superimposing two typed stickers to the already printed cover. Bought an Albert Ayler album from Doug Dobell around 1968/69. Loved it but didn’t have it long as I had to dispose of my collection to raise some cash. Fairly certain it was Spiritual Unity as the plum-white label above looks familiar.

Albert ayler spirits rejoice. base records - ESP 1020 - France - Early 1970's - original used.


1 Spirits 6:35
2 Witches And Devils 11:55
3 Holy, Holy 11:00
4 Saints 6:05

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Muzak, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Ratspack Records


  • Artwork – Nina Aae
  • Bass – Earle Henderson, Henry Grimes
  • Drums – Sonny Murray*
  • Liner Notes [English] – Ole Vestegaard Jensen*
  • Producer – Robert Altshuler*, Jorgen Frigaard*
  • Recorded By – Phil Iehle
  • Tenor Saxophone, Composed By – Albert Ayler
  • Trumpet – Norman Howard


Recorded in New York City, February 24, 1964.

Comes in mini LP replica with OBI & Japanese insert.


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 524505 296349
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DEB 146 Albert Ayler Spirits ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Debut Records DEB 146 Denmark 1964
FCD 741018 Albert Ayler Witches & Devils ‎(CD, Album, RE) Freedom FCD 741018 Europe 1988
FLP 40 101 Albert Ayler Witches & Devils ‎(LP, Album, RE) Freedom FLP 40 101 Italy Unknown
TKCB-71264 Albert Ayler Spirits ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) Freedom TKCB-71264 Japan 1997
AL 1018 Albert Ayler Witches & Devils ‎(LP, Album, RE) Arista, Freedom AL 1018 US 1975