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ESP-DISK’ opened for business in New York City in 1966 on the 12th floor of 156 5th Avenue. During its first 18 months, 45 albums were recorded and released, featuring previously unknown free improvisational artists. The only exceptions were Ornette Coleman and Paul Bley, both of whom had gained global recognition during the 1950's. Artists who made their debuts as leaders on ESP included Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, Gato Barbieri, Bob James, Marion Brown, Roswell Rudd, Burton Greene, Patty Waters, Henry Grimes, Charles Tyler, Sunny Murray, Milford Graves, Sonny Simmons, Ronnie Boykins and Frank Wright

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Year established: 1963

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New Concepts in Piano Trio Jazz

Matthew Shipp
published: April 04, 2024 | views: 3,055

New Concepts in Piano Trio Jazz

Matthew Shipp Trio
published: March 25, 2024 | views: 3,293

They Tried to Kill Me Yesterday

Paul R. Harding / Michael Bisio / Juma Sultan
published: March 04, 2024 | views: 1,823

Nine Rivers

John Blum
published: September 22, 2023 | views: 1,992

Circular Temple

Matthew Shipp Trio
published: September 04, 2023 | views: 4,672


Ivo Perelman
published: November 12, 2022 | views: 2,815


Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp
published: November 10, 2022 | views: 2,449

Love In The Form Of Sacred Outrage

published: July 07, 2022 | views: 2,765

World Construct

Matthew Shipp Trio
published: June 01, 2022 | views: 5,856

Leftover Beats from the Edges of Time

Gabriel Zucker
published: January 31, 2022 | views: 1,729

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Alon Nechushtan
November 12, 2023 | Listens: 1,724

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