Albert Ayler – Prophecy


Albert AylerProphecy ESP-Disk ESP 3030 (1975)

A superb album that essentially is a live performance of Spiritual Unity.  In many respects, the performances here are even better than on Spiritual Unity.  Although, if there is one limitation of this set, it’s that in a live setting the recording quality is less than the what the studio setting for Spiritual Unity provided.  I wouldn’t recommend this album as a starting point for those unfamiliar with Ayler, but for fans this is an essential recording.