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Offline XB-70 Valkyrie

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Re: Jazz Purchases
« Reply #220 on: February 13, 2018, 05:35:37 PM »
Ayler box looks very tempting. I have a two or three CD set on Impulse but would like to explore more.

Just bought these two cheap on Amazon. THey had been on my wishlist for many years. I'm going in reverse order in my wish list now--too many things have accumulated at the bottom for too many years.

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« Reply #221 on: February 13, 2018, 07:56:52 PM »
Ayler box looks very tempting.

It certainly does. I was aware of that release, but I never really knew how nicely appointed it is. Sigh. [Starts searching for reasonably-priced copy]

Arrived yesterday from Italy, after I ordered it from a Discogs seller last October (!!):



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I really don't know what kind of music I'm going to get here, other than what I've heard from a sample on the Free Jazz Blog. But it was mentioned very favorably there, so I'm taking a chance on it. (The purchase from Italy was not very expensive - about $15, I think, including the overseas shipping.)
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Re: Jazz Purchases
« Reply #222 on: February 13, 2018, 11:24:23 PM »
The Ayler box is amazing! But make no mistake, it does not tell the full story (well, it does in terms of words, there's a great book - and lots of memorabilia and stuff to go along with it), it's more like the apocryphs, a huge addition to the studio albums on ESP-Disk, various european labels, and Impulse. There is amazing stuff to be found in the box, but also some overlap with other releases (some of them OOP by now, maybe?).

Hat Hut has been releasing more Ayler, the Lörrach/Paris disc from the 1966 european tour (the one that shook the Beeb so much they destroyed their tapes of the London performance) has been out on Hat for a while, then they put out one more with two more 1966 set (one of which is in the Holy Ghost box, while there would have been one more set in circulation and never on any (semi-)official release ...)

The Copenhagen studio material was out on Ayler Records (formerly Swedish, now French ... do also consider their fantastic Jimmy Lyons box!), one of the two sets was duplicated in the "Holy Ghost" box, and I think now both are on another Hat Hut disc ...

Then there is Hilversum, out on various labels, including a few years ago ESP-Disk', but now also on Hat ...

Either way, the Albert Ayler website is most helpful (and also cleans up the mess I'm making above re: Hat reissues ... I think Hilversum and one of the Copenhagen sets have been combined).
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« Reply #223 on: February 14, 2018, 05:30:09 AM »
The Ayler box is amazing! But make no mistake, it does not tell the full story

Yes, but I already had the official releases and this box contains some of his best performances, imo, of anything I've heard.  I got it for $74 and would suggest not paying more than $100, but I was lucky.  I have seen it for $200 and, in a few places, even higher.  Strictly for hard core Ayler fans.

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« Reply #224 on: February 14, 2018, 05:51:15 AM »
Yes, but I already had the official releases and this box contains some of his best performances, imo, of anything I've heard.  I got it for $74 and would suggest not paying more than $100, but I was lucky.  I have seen it for $200 and, in a few places, even higher.  Strictly for hard core Ayler fans.

Yes, it contains some amazing music, no doubt - just wanted to stress that it shouldn't be considered an alternative for "Spîritual Unity", "Vibrations", "Spirits Rejoice", "Slugs' Saloon" etc, but a mighty addition. The Cleveland live material has still not surfaced anywhere else, and I guess it alone is worth buying the box.

Not sure what I paid, it was one of very few pre-orders I ever did ... had the courier re-routed to my workplace at that time and still remember being called by reception about a delivery having arrived ... and going back to my desk to unwrap the huge box  ;D
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