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Albert Ayler Quartet - European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 album mp3

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1 Angels 6:56
2 C.A.C. 5:00
3 Ghosts 7:29
4 Infant Happiness
Composed By – Don Cherry
5 Spirits 9:10
6 No Name 5:42
7 Vibrations 7:41
8 Saints 7:03
9 Spirits 4:42

Companies, etc.

  • Printed By – Gantenbein AG
  • Copyright (c) – Hat Hut Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Hat Hut Records Ltd.


  • Composed By – Albert Ayler (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 9)
  • Cornet – Don Cherry
  • Design Concept [Graphic Concept] – fuhrer vienna
  • Double Bass – Gary Peacock
  • Drums – Sunny Murray
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Jan Schelling (tracks: 1 to 6)
  • Executive-Producer – Bernhard "Benne" Vischer*, Werner X. Uehlinger
  • Liner Notes – Andy Hamilton
  • Mastered By [CD Master By] – Peter Pfister
  • Photography By [Liner And Cover Photos] – Ton Van Wageningen
  • Producer [Session Originally Produced By] – Aad Bos (tracks: 1 to 6), Michiel De Ruyter (tracks: 1 to 6)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Albert Ayler


1-6 recorded on November 9th, 1964, Hilversum, The Netherlands. Session originally produced for VARA-Radio. Special thanks to Dick Lucas.
7-9 recorded on September 10th, 1964 by Danish Radio Copenhagen, Denmark.

Tracks 1-6 previously released on Albert Ayler Quartet - The Hilversum Session
Tracks 7-9 previously released on Albert Ayler - The Copenhagen Tapes (Tracks 8-10).

CD master by Peter Pfister on March 8th, 2016.

These radio studio recordings released by permission of the estate of Albert Ayler represented by Desiree Ayler-Fellows.

Released as part of the 40th anniversary of Hat Hut Records.

1st Edition, 2016

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 52156 06782 5
Albert Ayler Quartet - European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 album mp3
Performer: Albert Ayler Quartet
Genre: Jazz
Title: European Radio Studio Recordings 1964
Released: 2016
Style: Free Jazz
MP3 version ZIP size: 1497 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1611 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 189

Review from Stewart Smith, WIRE England, August 2016:In autumn 1964, Albert Ayler took the trio that recorded Witches And Devils and Spiritual Unity plus Don Cherry on a short tour of Scandinavia and the Netherlands. The Hilversum and Copenhagen radio sessions gathered here have been previously released, but never with hatOLOGY's attention to detail. Full session credits are provided, alongside photographs and extensive sleevenotes. Cherry's cornet brings a new dimension to the Ayler trio, anticipating the saxophonist's later groups with Don Ayler. "Angels" begins with Cherry quietly mirroring Ayler's soulful rendering of the theme, before the group strike out into unknown territory. Gary Peacock's bass playing is beautifully tactile, his freely ascending figures and flamenco flourishes moving independently of Sunny Murray's staccato punctuations. "Ghosts" is taken at a fair clip. with Peacock the vibrating centre around which the other players orbit. The playful, dancing tone of Cherry's "Infant Happiness", the album's only non-Ayler piece, makes it a perfect fit. Capturing Ayler's genius in full flower, these recordings still astonish. – Stewart Smith
Rolling Flipper
I believe these sessions were previously released on The Hilversum Session and The Copenhagen Tapes.