No products in the cart.

Torn Light Records
Chicago, IL 60647

Albert Ayler – Europe 1966 (RSD)

In stock


What our staff has to say: “Lovely boxset of select dates from Ayler’s 1966 Euro tour. Live material from this tour has been dug up over the years, most notably Hat Hut’s 1982 release of ‘Lorrach / Paris 1966,’ and now a good chunk of this material is being combined here in this boxset, which includes some great photos of the tour. One of the best there ever was. Long live Albert Ayler!” – Jon

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 release will be available for Record Store Day 2023, with each LP pressed on audiophile-grade black vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.

Berlin, November 3, 1966
A01_Truth Is Marching In 7:25
A02_Omega (Is The Alpha) 3:36
B01_Our Prayer – Truth Is Marching In 5:06
B02_Ghosts – Bells 11:29

Lörrach/Germany on November 7, 1966.
C01_Bells 13:28
C02_Prophet 7:06
D01_Our Prayer – Spirits Rejoice 6:22
D02_Ghosts 3:26
D03_Truth Is Marching In 11:15

Stockholm, November 10, 1966
E01_Truth Is Marching In 9:15
E02_Omega (Is The Alpha) 10:36
F01_Our Prayer – Bells 7:51
F02_Infinite Spirit – Japan 3:53

Paris Jazz Festival on November 13, 1966.
G01_Ghosts 7:43
H01_Spiritual Rebirth – Light In Darkness – Infinite Spirit 11:00
H02_All – Our Prayer – Holy Family 4:45


Record Label

Categories ,
Stock Level In stock
SKU 26845820