ALBERT AYLER – REVELATIONS – The complete ORTF recordings (Limited 5LP Box-Set & 4CD Digipack Edition) – RSD 2022

ALBERT AYLER – REVELATIONS – The complete ORTF recordings (Limited 5LP Box-Set & 4CD Digipack Edition) – RSD 2022

THE FIRST-EVER RELEASE OF THE COMPLETE FONDATION MAEGHT CONCERTS FROM 1970!

April 23 Vinyl Release will be followed by a Four-CD Package on April 30 (pre-order on Bandcamp)

The release is an important jazz event: While Ayler’s freewheeling performances at the Fondation Maeght on July 25 and 27, 1970, were excerpted on the albums Nuits de la Fondation Maeght (Shandar Records) and Live on the Riviera (ESP-Disc), presented in inferior sound, they have never been released in their entirety until now.

This is an official release presented as a five-LP Box-Set Record Store Day exclusive by Elemental Music Records in partnership with the Albert Ayler Estate & INA France. Deluxe limited-edition of 180g hand-numbered 5 LP-set mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, directly from the original ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française) stereo tape reels, including over 2 hours of previously unreleased music.

Includes a 16-page insert for the 5-LP set and a massive 100-page booklet for the 4-CD edition with previously unpublished photos from the actual concerts; essays by jazz historian/radio host Ben Young, co-producers Zev Feldman and Jeffrey Lederer, and Pascal Rozat from Ina; plus words by Sonny Rollins, Archie Shepp, David Murray, Carlos Santana, Joe Lovano, Carla Bley, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Reggie Workman, James Brandon Lewis, Patty Waters, Carla Bley, Annette Peacock, Marc Ribot, Thurston Moore and Zoh Amba.

 

 

LP TRACKLIST:
LP 1

A1. MUSIC IS THE HEALING FORCE OF THE UNIVERSE (7:37)
A2. BIRTH OF MIRTH (10:11)
A3. MASONIC INBORN (6:39)

B1. REVELATIONS 1 (5:35)
B2. OH! LOVE OF LIFE (3:37)
B3. ISLAND HARVEST (4:47)
B4. HEART LOVE (5:13)
B5. GHOSTS – PART 1 (6:39)

LP 2
C1. GHOSTS – PART 2 (3:55)
C2. LOVE CRY (7:18)
C3. DESERT BLOOD (12:45)

D1. REVELATIONS 2 (9:01)
D2. REVELATIONS 3 (8:35)
D3. REVELATIONS 4 (11:43)

LP 3
E1. SPEAKING IN TONGUES (4:21) SET CLOSER FROM JULY 25 SHOW
E2. TRUTH IS MARCHING IN (8:09)
E3. ZION HILL, aka UNIVERSAL MESSAGE (8:35)
E4. AGAIN COMES THE RISING OF THE SUN (4:24)

F1. HOLY FAMILY (11:32)
F2. REVELATIONS 5 – PART 1 (11:46)

LP 4
G1. REVELATIONS 5 – PARTS 2 & 3 (8:53)
G2. IN HEART ONLY (5:11)
G3. REVELATIONS 6 (6:54)

H1. A MAN IS LIKE A TREE (6:30)
H2. HOLY HOLY (19:29)

LP 5
I1. SPIRITS REJOICE (7:19)
I2. SPIRITS (15:00)

J1. THANK GOD FOR WOMEN (5:32)
J2. SPIRITUAL REUNION (7:42)
J3. MUSIC IS THE HEALING FORCE OF THE UNIVERSE (9:57)
J3. MARY MARIA VOCAL ANNOUNCEMENT/ CURTAIN CALL (1:46)

 

CD TRACKLIST:

July 25, 1970 concert
CD 1 – (Total time – 43:38)
1. Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe 7:37
2. Birth of Mirth 10:11
3. Masonic Inborn 6:39
4. Revelations 1 5:35
5. Oh Love of Life 3:37
6. Island Harvest 4:47
7. Heart Love 5:12

CD 2 – (Total time – 63:59)
1. Ghosts 10:30
2. Love Cry 7:18
3. Desert Blood 12:44
4. Revelations 2 9:01
5. Revelations 3 8:35
6. Revelations 4 11:31
7. Speaking in Tongues (vocal improv) 4:20

July 27, 1970 concert
CD 3 – (Total time – 71:49)
1. Truth Is Marching In 8:09
2. Zion Hill, aka Universal Message 8:33
3. Again Comes the Rising of the Sun 4:23
4. Holy Family 11:29
5. Revelations 5 20:42
6. In Heart Only 5:12
7. Revelations 6 6:53
8. A Man Is Like a Tree 6:28

CD 4 – (Total time – 66:24)
1. Holy Holy 19:27
2. Spirits Rejoice 7:13
3. Spirits 15:00
4. Thank God for Women 5:21
5. Spiritual Reunion 7:43
6. Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe 9:58
7. Mary Maria vocal announcement/Ayler curtain call 1:42

 

Personnel:
Albert Ayler – tenor and soprano saxophone, vocals
Mary Parks – soprano saxophone, vocals
Call Cobbs – Piano
Steve Tintweiss – Bass
Allen Blairman – Drums

 

Credits:
Produced for release by Zev Feldman
Executive Producers: Jordi Soley and Carlos Agustín Calembert
Associate Producer: Zak Shelby-Szyszko
Original recordings produced by Daniel Caux
Original recording engineer: Claude Jauvert
LP mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Mixing and Sound Restoration by Sheldon Zaharko
Front and back cover photos by Jean-Pierre Leloir
INA Digitization in High Resolution, restoration and mastering: Ian Debeerst
INA Documentation: Marie Jaros
INA coordination: Christiane Lemire

Recorded at the Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, France on July 25 & 27, 1970.