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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Albert Ayler CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Albert Ayler albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Albert Ayler record collection, Albert Ayler CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Albert Ayler and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Albert Ayler Biography

Albert Ayler was the most primal of the free jazz musicians of the 1960s. He possessed a deep blistering tone?achieved by using the stiffest plastic reeds he could find on his tenor saxophone?and a broad, pathos-filled vibrato that came right out of church music. His trio and quartet records of 1964, like Spiritual Unity and The Hilversum Sessions, show him advancing the improvisational notions of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman into abstract realms where timbre, not harmony and melody, are the music's backbone. His ecstatic music of 1965 and 1966, like "Spirits Rejoice" and "Truth is Marching In" has been compared by critics to the sound of a Salvation Army brass band, and involved simple, march-like themes which alternated with wild group improvisations and took jazz back to its pre-Louis Armstrong roots.

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Albert Ayler Discography Updated January 2007
Albert Ayler Albums

Albert Ayler Vinyl & Albert Ayler CDs: Studio Recordings

1962 Albert Ayler: The First Recordings, Vol. 1 GNP Crescendo
1962 The Albert Ayler: The First Recordings, Vol.... DIW
1963 My Name Is Albert Ayler Black Lion
1964 Albert Ayler Philology
1964 Ghosts Debut
1964 Goin' Home Black Lion
1964 New York Eye & Ear Control Calibre
1964 Spirits Freedom
1964 Spiritual Unity ESP-Disk
1964 Swing Low Sweet Spiritual Osmosis
1964 The Hilversum Session Coppens
1964 Vibrations Freedom
1964 Witches & Devils 1201 Music
1965 Spirits Rejoice Calibre
1966 In Memory of Albert Ayler Jazz Door
1967 Love Cry Impulse!
1968 New Grass Impulse!
1969 Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe Verve
1969 The Last Album Impulse!

Live Albert Ayler Records and Albert Ayler CD Releases

1970 I Grandi Del Jazz Fabbri Editori
1964 Prophecy Syndicore
1965 Bells Calibre
1966 Albert Ayler: The Village Concerts, Vol. 7 ABC/Impulse
1966 At Slug's Saloon, Vol. 1 Get Back
1966 At Slug's Saloon, Vol. 2 ESP
1966 In Greenwich Village Impulse!
1966 In Greenwich Village Import
1966 Lörrach, Paris 1966 hatOLOGY
1966 Quintet Live at Slug's Saloon, Vols. 1 & 2 BASE
1967 The Village Concerts MCA
1970 Fondation Maeght Nights, Vol. 1 Jazz View
1970 Fondation Maeght Nights, Vol. 2 Jazz View
1970 Nuits de La Fondation Maeght, Vol. 1 Water
1970 Nuits de La Fondation Maeght, Vol. 2 Water
1996 Albert Smiles With Sunny In Respect
1999 Spirits Rejoice
2002 The Copenhagen Tapes Ayler
1998 Bells-Prophecy Get Back
1998 Live in Greenwich Village: The Complete... Impulse!
1999 Bells-Prophecy ESP
2004 Complete Live at Slug's Saloon Recordings
2005 Live on the Riviera Esp-Disk Us
2005 Slug's Saloon - May 1, 1966 Fruit Tree

Other Albert Ayler Vinyl and Albert Ayler CD's: Musical Appearances A-H

Sunny Murray Sunny's Time Now (1965) Sax (Tenor)
Ivo Perelman Sound Hierarchy (1996) Liner Notes
AALY Trio & Ken Vandermark Hidden in the Stomach
AALY Trio & Ken Vandermark Live at the Glenn Miller Café
AALY Trio/DKV Trio Double or Nothing
Antonio Apuzzo Electric Dream
Aurora Aurora
Contre Cherche les Noises
Count Basie Afrique
Crazy Backwards Alphabet Crazy Backwards Alphabet
Cruel Frederick Birth of the Cruel
Daunik Lazro Zong Book
Daunik Lazro/Jac Berrocal/Didier Outlaws In Jazz
David Moss My Favorite Things
David Murray Tenors
Didier Petit NOHC
DKV Trio Trigonometry
Ed Michel & Steve Backer No Energy Crisis
Ed Schuller Ong Song: Music for Acoustic Bass
Eugene Chadbourne Chadbourne Baptist Church
Eugene Chadbourne Chadbourne Baptist Church, Vol. 3
Eugene Chadbourne Electric Rake Cake
Eugene Chadbourne I Talked to Death in Stereo
Eugene Chadbourne LSD C&W: The History of the Chadbournes
Eugene Chadbourne & Charles Tyler Ghost Legends
Eugene Chadbourne/Joe Williamson/ Ayler Undead
Famoudou Don Moye with John Tchic African Tapes
Frank Lowe w/ Eugene Chadbourne Don't Punk Out
Gary Windo Deep Water
Gary Windo His Master's Bones
Giorgio Gaslini Ayler's Wings
Hal Russell/Michael Staron/Sparro Albert's Lullaby
Hermeto Pascoal Hermeto

More Albert Ayler Music CD Appearances: J-Z

Joe McPhee Visitation
John Tchicai Timo's Message
Ken Vandermark's Sound in Action Design in Time
Lester Bowie All the Magic!
Marc Ribot Don't Blame Me
Marc Ribot Saints
Marius Peyer With Christian Weber Unsung Songs
Mary LaRose Obbligato
Mount Everest Trio Waves From Albert Ayler
N.A.D. (Niu Abdominaux Dangereux) Ghosts
Orange Then Blue While You Were Out
Peter Erskine Aurora
Prima Materia With Rashied Ali Bells
SaxEmble Saxemble
The Flying Luttenbachers Destructo Noise Explosion: Live at WNUR
Witches & Devils At the Empty Bottle

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