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Albert Ayler and Don Cherry - Vibrations album

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With the addition of Cherry, Ayler and his band seem re-energized, and for all the torrential aggression of Vibrations, the ultimate tone of the album, as with all of Ayler’s music, is one of uplift. Vibrations Albert Ayler. Ayler’s usual trio of Sunny Murray (drums) and Gary Peacock (bass) was augmented by Don Cherry on cornet. Having partnered with Ornette Coleman during Coleman’s formative years, Cherry’s fearlessness made him the perfect match for Ayler, and their instruments spend much of Vibrations in a rapturous dance. Contained are two versions of Ayler’s signature song Ghosts, its skittering playground melody rupturing towards blasts of blues and sanctified passion. Children and Mothers contain some of Ayler’s most lyrical, stirring performances, while Holy Spirit is a tour de force.

Producer – Alan Bates. Recorded By – Ole Vestegaard Jensen. Tenor Saxophone – Albert Ayler. The Freedom and Spiegelei logos appear only on sleeve The Intercord logo appears only on labels. Matrix, Runout (Side A Runout): A-1457 A2/S3A Made in Germany. Matrix, Runout (Side B Runout): A-1457 B1/S3A Made in Germany.

Design – Hamish Grimes. Drums – Sunny Murray. Producer – Alan Bates. Recorded in Copenhagen on September 14th, 1964.

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). The album opens with a patient and bubbling theme statement of "Ghosts" (Ayler's most famous piece) and never looks back, moving through moody ruminations ("Children", "Mothers"), aggressive themes ("Vibrations") and a positively ecstatic reading of "Ghosts". Start to finish, the album is breathtaking, powerful and overwhelming. Essential listening for free jazz fans. Curious parties on Ayler should start here as well.

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A1 Ghosts 2:04
A2 Children 6:50
A3 Holy Spirit 8:29
B1 Ghosts 7:58
B2 Vibrations 4:55
B3 Mothers 7:06

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Da Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Da Music
  • Manufactured By – ORG Music
  • Distributed By – ORG Music
  • Recorded At – Jazzhus Montmartre
  • Remastered At – Infrasonic Sound
  • Manufactured By – Pallas USA
  • Pressed By – Schallplattenfabrik Pallas GmbH – 44818
  • Lacquer Cut At – SST GmbH


  • Bass – Gary Peacock
  • Composed By – Ayler*
  • Cornet – Don Cherry
  • Design [Sleeve design] – Hamish Grimes
  • Drums – Sunny Murray
  • Lacquer Cut By – K*
  • Liner Notes – Erik Wiedemann
  • Photography By [Sleeve photograph] – David Redfern
  • Producer [Album produced by] – Alan Bates
  • Producer [Reissue produced by] – Andrew Rossiter
  • Recorded By [Original recording by] – Ole Vestergaard Jensen
  • Remastered By – David Gardner*
  • Tenor Saxophone – Albert Ayler


Hype sticker text:
"Black Friday Record Store Day Exclusive
Turquoise Swirl Color Vinyl Edition"

RSD site:
"This blue and white swirl color vinyl edition is limited to just 1,500 copies worldwide, available exclusively for Black Friday Record Store Day 2017."

Minor artist variations on back cover ("Don Cherry Albert Ayler") and center labels ("Don Cherry & Albert Ayler").

Back cover text:
"A FREEDOM recording"
"Recorded in Copenhagen, 14th September 1964"
"Remastered by David Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering"

ORG Music catalog number appears as "ORGM 2096" on sleeve spine, "ORGM-2096" on center labels & hype sticker.
Freedom catalog number ("FLP40117") appears on center labels only.

Company information and credits for Pallas group companies and Daniel Krieger ("K SST") derived from runout text.
Recording location appears in Erik Wiedemann's liner notes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 11574 81251 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 711574812516
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Text, Side A): ORGM-2096 A -44818- GHOSTS P. USA K SST
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Text, Side B): ORGM-2096 B -44818- FANTASMAS P. USA K SST

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DEB 144 Albert Ayler Quartet Featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock And Sonny Murray* Albert Ayler Quartet Featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock And Sonny Murray* - Ghosts ‎(LP, Album) Debut Records DEB 144 Denmark 1965
FLP 41000 Albert Ayler And Don Cherry Albert Ayler And Don Cherry - Vibrations ‎(LP, Album, RE) Freedom FLP 41000 Europe 1987
AL 1000 Albert Ayler Vibrations ‎(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Arista, Freedom AL 1000 US 1975
B / 2525 Albert Ayler Vibrations ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tobacco Road B / 2525 Germany Unknown
688 606 ZL Albert Ayler Quartet Featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock And Sonny Murray* Albert Ayler Quartet Featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock And Sonny Murray* - Ghosts ‎(LP, Album) Fontana 688 606 ZL Netherlands 1965

Comments: (3)
Risky Strong Dromedary
No reviews of this 2017 RSD BF re-ish? Its ORG Music and Pallas provenance are reassuring, but I noticed Pallas' in-house did the lacquer cutting. Sonics good? bad?
Monday 11th march 2019:Thanks for the input, will put it on me want list.
Listening to it right now. I have the turquoise swirl RSD pressing. Sounds good to my ears. Used to have this on CD but gave it up on eBay awhile back (now you can find the download on iTunes for $5.99). Bought the LP and am glad to have it back in my collection!
Albert Ayler and Don Cherry - Vibrations album
Free Jazz, Avant-garde Jazz
Performer: Albert Ayler
Title: Vibrations
Category: Jazz
Country: Denmark
Released: 2017
Rating: 4.3/5
Votes: 655