(Oxford University Press, 2015) presents a critical study on jazz and American religion from the 1940's to the present, and engages the religiosity and spirituality of … That was undoubtedly one of the questions coursing through Ayler’s fevered brain when he was blowin’ every fiber of his poor misbegotten soul through that tenor axe of his, because Spirits Rejoice is an amalgam of so many different musical styles – marching band, R&B, blues, soul, vaudeville, etc. Recorded live at New York's Judson Hall in 1965, Spirits Rejoice is one of Albert Ayler's wildest, noisiest albums, partly because it's one of the very few that teams him with another saxophonist, altoist Charles Tyler. The only Spirits Rejoice LP I knew of was 1976 African Spaces featured here earlier on EJ. Spirits Rejoice also provides an opportunity to hear the sources of Ayler's simple, traditional melodies becoming more eclectic. Last week I was delighted to be able to buy Spirits Rejoice!, the 1978 recording by the Louis Moholo Octet on the Ogun label, now reissued on Otoroku, the Café Oto label, to coincide with the two-day residency of Louis Moholo-Moholo’s Five Blokes (perhaps not the best name for a band in these Key Change days!).. Explore the largest collection of jazz recordings @ All About Jazz Prophet Live recording of Ayler's large septet configuration, featuring brother Donald, Charles Tyler, Sunny Murray and both Henry Grimes and Gary Peacock on bass. Edit Release New Submission . Breath, Moholo-Moholo’s ‘70s “Spirits Rejoice” Octet, and Parker’s recent “Foxes Fox” quartet, among numerous other settings. The Dedication Orchestra - Spirits Rejoice Another request - from regular commentator Paul (the others will be coming, Paul) - this time an item which I believe to be OOP, it's not listed in the Ogun catalogue - the Dedication Orchestra's first cd (another was to follow two years later). still languished as a very rare vinyl treasure. Spirits Rejoice also provides an opportunity to hear the sources of Ayler's simple, traditional melodies becoming more eclectic. Mongezi Feza, a South African trumpeter who died too young several years before this session, is remembered in his "You Ain't Gonna Know Me 'Cos You Think You Know Me," whose achingly lovely line, replete with obbligato sighs from the trombones, is repeated and repeated, each iteration generating new and stronger intensity. Freed up by the presence of the trumpet and alto, Ayler's playing concentrates on the rich lower register of his horn and all the honks and growls that go with it; his already thick, huge tone has rarely seemed more monolithic. The nearly 12-minute title track has a pronounced New Orleans marching band feel, switching between two themes reminiscent of a hymn and a hunting bugle call, and the brief "Holy Family" is downright R&B-flavored. You Ain't Gonna Know Me 'Cos You Think You Know Me. See how any two items in our family tree are related. 1 spot, and went on to become considered an unofficial South African anthem. Jamie Findlay - Spiritual Transformation 5. It's also one of the earliest recordings to feature Ayler's brother Don playing an amateurish but expressive trumpet, and the ensemble is further expanded by using bassists Henry Grimes and Gary Peacock together on three of the five tracks; plus, the rubato "Angels" finds Ayler interacting with Call Cobbs' harpsichord in an odd, twinkling evocation of the spiritual spheres. The pieces seesaw between up-tempo, wickedly dancing burners and heartbreakingly beautiful anthems. Khanya Apho Ukhona (Shine Wherever You Are) / A2 .You Ain't Gonna Know Me … Holy Family 3. A1. The 1978 Spirits Rejoice session joins Moholo's elemental, townships-Elvin drumming style with a mixed British and South African band including Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler and … It's a sublime performance, transcending genre. 33:05 2. Spirits Rejoice 2. Jeffrey Barnes Baha'i Choir - I'm So Glad 3. Spirits Rejoice is proof that there was an underlying logic even to Ayler's most extreme moments, and that's why it remains a tremendously inspiring recording". Bivins: I wrote some papers in graduate school, and since the 1990s I’ve periodically given talks under the book’s title, because my involvement with the music kept turning up more and more connections between what people call jazz and what people call religion. Felicia Marion, Thoko Ndlozi and Anneline Malebo joined forces in 1979 and proceeded to set South African stages alight with colourful and fiery performances. Edit Artist ; Share. For all its apparent chaos, Spirits Rejoice is often surprisingly pre-arranged -- witness all the careening harmony passages that accompany the theme statements, and the seamless transitions of the title track. Jazz and American Religion, Bivins explores a variety of issues, from how jazz musicians have drawn on specific religious traditions to inform their music to musicians who view performance as a ritual. Spirits Rejoice is proof that there was an underlying logic even to Ayler's most extreme moments, and that's why it remains a tremendously inspiring recording. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars, calling it "one of Albert Ayler's wildest, noisiest albums", and stating: "For all its apparent chaos, Spirits Rejoice is often surprisingly pre-arranged – witness all the careening harmony passages that accompany the theme statements, and the seamless transitions of the title track. Spirits Rejoice by Albert Ayler, released 01 January 1965 1. Originally released in 1978 on Ogun recordings, Louis Moholo Octet's Spirits Rejoice! Until this near-criminal situation is rectified, grab this gem if you can. Marketplace 75 For Sale. Featured peformers: Albert Ayler (tenor saxophone, writer), Henry Grimes (bass), Gary Peacock (bass), Sunny Murray (drums), Bert Glassberg (art direction), David Hancock (engineer), Sandra H. Stollman (cover art). I want Spirits Rejoice albums. Aside from that more spacious reflection, most of the album is given over to furious ensemble interaction and hard-blowing solos that always place in-the-moment passion above standard jazz technique. In his book, Spirits Rejoice! is a high achievement in the movement of the era as it soars beyond oppression with a raucous and spiritually uplifting surge of movement and melody Spirits Rejoice! The nearly 12-minute title track has a pronounced New Orleans marching band feel, switching between two themes reminiscent of a hymn and a hunting bugle call, and the brief "Holy Family" is downright R&B-flavored. A mix of South Africa jazz and also some heavy free jazz elements. We now know that South Africa’s leading 70s jazz fusion band made another record, this time through Joburg records and distributed by WEA. ESP 1020; Vinyl LP). But the real killers are the slow, surging anthems. Brothers of the Gathering - Done Made My Vow 2. Ruth Foreman - Violin 6. Jazz album: “Albert Ayler 1965: Spirits Rejoice & Bells Revisited” by Albert Ayler, released in 2020 on ezz-thetics. - Louis Moholo, Louis Moholo Octet on AllMusic - 1978 - In 1978, South African expatriate drummer Louis… Spirits Rejoice also provides an opportunity to hear the sources of Ayler's simple, traditional melodies becoming more eclectic. cover. One can hear a source of some of the melodic areas later investigated by Barry Guy with his London Jazz Composers Orchestra (which included several members of this ensemble) in pieces like this. Featuring Harry Miller, Johnny Dyani, Keith Tippett, Evan Parker, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti and Kenny Wheeler. Spirits Rejoice! The Encyclopedia of Popular Music describes Spirits Rejoice as a "riotous, hugely emotional and astonishingly creative celebration of the urge to make noise." Joy was a South African female vocal group, who had a charts-topping hit in South Africa in 1980 with "Paradise Road".The record spent nine weeks at the No. Image used with permission by Jason Bivins. Spirits Rejoice; Albert Ayler Spirits Rejoice. Spirits Rejoice. Loading the deep range of the band with two bassists and two trombonists, there's a full-bodied warmth and richness to each piece; rejoicing indeed. The band on the album's five songs ("Spirits Rejoice," "Holy Family," "D.C.," "Angels" and "Prophet") is brother Don on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto (hopefully his great ESP album will be reissued too), Sunny Murray on drums, and both Henry Grimes and Gary Peacock on bass, with Cal Cobbs sitting it … Using the gorgeous themes composed by himself and other South African musicians as launching pads for unfettered solos, Moholo struck a perfect balance, neither "side" overly deferential to the other, both proudly proclaiming their ability to co-exist and prosper. Spirits Rejoice do disco funky with City Soul Its true, Duke Makasi, Robbie Janssen and Mervin Afrika of Spirits Rejoice cut a disco album with Julian Laxton and some others in the same year (1977) they produced their cult-status Afro-Jazz Fusion " African Spaces ". Originally released in 1978 on Ogun recordings, Louis Moholo Octet’s Spirits Rejoice! Angels 5. Although Ogun had, as of 2002, released several of their '70s catalog onto disc, Spirits Rejoice! "Prophet" touches on a different side of Ayler's old-time march influence, with machine-gun cracks and militaristic cadences from drummer Sunny Murray driving the raggedly energetic ensemble themes. The band on the album's five songs ("Spirits Rejoice," "Holy Family," "D.C.," "Angels" and "Prophet") is brother Don on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto (hopefully his great ESP album will be reissued too), Sunny Murray on drums, and both Henry Grimes and Gary Peacock on bass, with Cal Cobbs sitting it … Walter Heath - 'Unite The Hearts...' 4. Compared to the bare trio of Spiritual Unity, this nearly big band of two bass players and a strong horn section allows Ayler's expressive vision depth from the joyous to the aggressive in Ayler's five original compositions. ', which was recorded in the UK with Keith Tippett, Kenny Wheeler, Johnny Dyani, and others in 1978. Spirits Rejoice was recorded on September 23, 1965 at Judson Hall in New York City, and features a much larger band than the sparse trio of his earlier album Spiritual Unity. The former include Johnny Dyani's "Ithi-gqi," a jauntily striding affair featuring scorching tenor work from Evan Parker, and the bulk of "Amaxesha Osizi," the closest thing to a "regular" jazz number wherein Keith Tippett has some very fine moments. Our Spirits Rejoice ~ BMG by Baha'i Black Men's Gathering, released 01 January 2004 1. South African drummer and bandleader Louis Moholo’s 1978 bombshell Spirits Rejoice! And if the Feza work wasn't enough, the closing "Wedding Hymn" shakes the foundations. In his book, Spirits Rejoice! (OG 520, 1978) Listen / Buy. DC 4. South African Excavation: Afro Spiritual Jazz Fusion from south africa They in my view are a very good band Reply Notify me 2 Helpful [r7913519] Release. You can connect any combination of bands, albums, or artists. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Spirits Rejoice! Genres: Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz. The nearly 12-minute title track has a pronounced New Orleans marching band feel, switching between two themes reminiscent of a hymn and a hunting bugle call, and the brief "Holy Family" is downright R&B-flavored. Spirits Rejoice was not only a band, but a symposium and university for a whole generation of South African modern jazz players. In 1978, South African expatriate drummer Louis Moholo convened an octet including two countrymen and five Europeans and produced one of the great under-recognized recordings in modern jazz, arguably the single most successful melding of township music and the avant-garde. Marketplace 0. Spirits Rejoice, an Album by Albert Ayler Quintet. There was a killer tale about how Dizzy Gillespie took great pleasure in deflating the machismo of his band when Melba Liston first came in to play trombone and write charts. Add to Collection Add to Wantlist Remove from Wantlist. It was Samworth’s headlong jump into the fray, spiking the intensity with piercing, effects-laden shrieks and wails that was the surprise. And another one about Miles Davis eating someone else’s steak as they watched. Otoroku records re-issue of South African drummer Louis Moholo's legendary jazz record 'Spirits Rejoice! This is former Blue Note artist Louis Moholo’s first album under his own name and is a classic example of the cross-pollination between South African and British players. Profile: South African Artist [a788103] Artist . Released in June 1966 on ESP (catalog no. — accompanied by his larger than life octet featuring Evan Parker, Radu Malfatti and Kenny Wheeler — toes a fine line between Coltrane ecstatics and honest to goodness big band … 4:46 w. outro 1st June 1980.. Nyon Festival, France Thanks to Bozo for this tape. 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