ESP Disk

ESP Disk

Profile:
New York based experimental, avant-garde, and free-jazz label owned and founded in 1963 by Bernard Stollman. The name was going to be Esperanto-Disk, but was shortened to ESP-Disk'. Originally it operated until 1976, when the label ran out of funding. It was not a financial success in the US, but gained recognition in Europe and Japan, where licensing agreements were made.
In 1992, Stollman licensed the catalog to the German label ZYX Music, which reissued all 115 titles on CD (the labels to be used for these releases are ESP Disk and ZYX Music; both ZYX Music and ESP Disk logos are used, although ESP Disk logo is neither the original version nor the new one). Around the same time, a number of titles were licensed to the Japanese label Venus Records (5); these used only the Venus Records logo. The ZYX deal lasted for 6 years, followed by a brief licensing agreement with the Dutch label Calibre (use Calibre and ESP Disk; the original ESP Disk logo is used) and subsequently the Italian Abraxas label. Abraxas claims to have an exclusive worldwide deal with ESP-Disk regarding the back-catalogue (which includes the manufacturing of LPs and CDs, distribution and sub-licensing). LPs and CDs are released either under the Get Back in-house label or ESP Disk (which Abraxas regards as an in-house label; please note that these releases use the new logo).
In 2005 ESP Disk of New York resumed manufacturing and is bringing out reissues, previously unreleased material and new releases (using the original logo and new logo).

List of addresses and release years from ESP-Disk' Discography
1st) 180 Riverside Drive, NY NY 10024 : ESP-1002 (1964) -- ESP-1028 (1966)
2nd) 5 Riverside Drive, NY NY 10023 : ESP-1055 (1966) (inbetween addresses)
3rd) 156 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10010 : ESP-1029 (1966) -- ESP-2000 (1969)
4th) 300 W. 55, NY NY 10019 : ESP-2003 (1970) -- ESP-2051 (1970)
5th) Acorn Hill House, Krumville, NY 12447 : ESP-1080 (1969) -- ESP-3003 (1972)
6th ) 5 Riverside Drive, NY NY 10023 : ESP-2004 (1972) (inbetween addresses)
7th) 290 West End Ave, NY NY 10023 : ESP-1085 (1973) -- ESP-3021 (1975)
Sublabels
Contact Info:
ESP-Disk' Ltd
990 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11205
USA
info@espdisk.com
Sites:
[l35016]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
15PJ-2019 Ornette Coleman Town Hall, 1962(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk, ESP Disk 15PJ-2019 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
15PJ-2020 Albert Ayler Prophecy(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk 15PJ-2020 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
15PJ-2021(M) Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity(LP, Album, Mono, RE) ESP Disk 15PJ-2021(M) Japan 1980 Sell This Version
15PJ-2022 Albert Ayler Quintet Spirits Rejoice(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk 15PJ-2022 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
1001 Frans Jahger, Duncan Charters, Julius Balbin Frans Jahger, Duncan Charters, Julius Balbin - Ni Kantu En Esperanto 1001 US 1964 Sell This Version
1002 Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity (Album) 1002 US 1965 Sell This Version
1003 Pharaoh Sanders* Pharaoh (Album) 1003 US 1965 Sell This Version
1004 New York Art Quartet New York Art Quartet (Album) 1004 US 1965 Sell This Version
1005 The Byron Allen Trio The Byron Allen Trio (Album) 1005 US 1965 Sell This Version
1006 Ornette Coleman At Town Hall 1962 Review(LP, Album, W/Lbl, Sil) ESP Disk 1006 US 1965 Sell This Version
1007 The Giuseppi Logan Quartet The Giuseppi Logan Quartet (Album) 1007 US 1965 Sell This Version
1008 Paul Bley Quintet Barrage (Album) 1008 US 1965 Sell This Version
1009 Bob James Trio Explosions (Album) 1009 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells (Album) 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1011 Ran Blake Plays Solo Piano (Album) 1011 US 1965 Sell This Version
1013 Giuseppi Logan More (Album) 1013 US 1966 Sell This Version
1014 Sun Ra* The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Vol. I (Album) 1014 US 1965 Sell This Version
1015 Milford Graves With Sunny Morgan Milford Graves With Sunny Morgan - Percussion Ensemble (Album) 1015 US 1965 Sell This Version
1016 Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray* Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray* - New York Eye And Ear Control (Album) 1016 US 1966 Sell This Version
1017 Sun Ra* The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Volume 2 (Album) 1017 US 1966 Sell This Version
1018 The Fugs The Fugs First Album (Album) 1018 US 1966 Sell This Version
1020 Albert Ayler Spirits Rejoice(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1020 US 1970 Sell This Version
1021 Paul Bley Trio Closer (Album) 1021 US 1966 Sell This Version
1022 Marion Brown Quartet Marion Brown Quartet (Album) 1022 US 1966 Sell This Version
1023 Frank Wright Trio Frank Wright Trio (Album) 1023 US 1966 Sell This Version
1024 Burton Greene Quartet Burton Greene Quartet 1024 US 1966 Sell This Version
1025 Patty Waters Sings (Album) 1025 US 1966 Sell This Version
1026 Henry Grimes Trio The Call (Album) 1026 US 1966 Sell This Version
1027 Timothy Leary, Ph.D.* Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out(LP, Mono) ESP Disk 1027 US 1966 Sell This Version
1028 The Fugs The Fugs 1028 US 1966 Sell This Version
1029 Charles Tyler Ensemble Charles Tyler Ensemble (Album) 1029 US 1966 Sell This Version
1030 Sonny Simmons Staying On The Watch (Album) 1030 US 1966 Sell This Version
1031 Noah Howard Quartet Noah Howard Quartet (Album) 1031 US 1966 Sell This Version
1032 Sunny Murray Sunny Murray (Album) 1032 US 1966 Sell This Version
1033 Various Sampler: Vol. I(LP, Comp, Mono) ESP Disk 1033 US 1966 Sell This Version
1034 Various The East Village Other 1034 US 1966 Sell This Version
1034LP Various The East Village Other(LP, RE) ESP Disk 1034LP US 2013 Sell This Version
1040 Marion Brown Why Not (Album) 1040 US 1968 Sell This Version
1043 Sonny Simmons Music From The Spheres(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1043 US 1968 Sell This Version
1044 Marzette Watts Marzette And Company (Album) 1044 US 1968 Sell This Version
1048 Alan Sondheim / Ritual-All-770* Alan Sondheim / Ritual-All-770* - Ritual-All-7-70(LP) ESP Disk 1048 US 1967 Sell This Version
1049 Gato Barbieri Quartet In Search Of The Mystery(CD, Album, RE, Jew) ESP Disk 1049 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
1051 Various The ESP Sampler(LP, Smplr, Bla) ESP Disk 1051 US 1967 Sell This Version
1055 Patty Waters College Tour(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1055 US 1966 Sell This Version
1074 The Burton Greene Trio On Tour(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1074 US 1968 Sell This Version
1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava (Album) 1075 US 1968 Sell This Version
1080 Karel Velebny* / SHQ Karel Velebny* / SHQ - Karel Velebny / SHQ (PF 69)(LP, Album) ESP Disk, ESP Disk 1080 US 1969 Sell This Version
1081 Various An Evening At Home With ESP(LP, Comp) ESP Disk 1081 US Unknown Sell This Version
1083 Free Music Quintet Free Music 1 And 2 (Album) 1083 US 1968 Sell This Version
1085 Lou Killen Sea Chanteys(LP) ESP Disk 1085 US 1968 Sell This Version
1089 Randy Burns (2) Evening Of The Magician (Album) 1089 US 1968 Sell This Version
1092 Ed Askew Ed Askew(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1092 US 1968 Sell This Version
1095 Levitts / Various Levitts / Various - We Are The Levitts(LP, Album + LP, Smplr) ESP Disk, ESP Disk 1095 US 1968 Sell This Version
1098 Mij (2) Color By The Number(LP) ESP Disk 1098 US 1969 Sell This Version
1099 Erica* You Used To Think(LP) ESP Disk 1099 US 1968 Sell This Version
2000 Octopus (12) Octopus (Album) 2000 US 1969 Sell This Version
2001 Cromagnon Cromagnon 2001 US 1969 Sell This Version
2002 Billie Holiday Lady Lives Volume 1: 1949.1952(LP, Album) E.S.P Explosive, E.S.P Explosive, ESP Disk 2002 France Unknown Sell This Version
2004 Sweet Pie Pleasure Pudding(LP, Album) ESP Disk, Rig Records 2004 US 1972 Sell This Version
2004-2 Sweet Pie Pleasure Pudding(CD, Album, RE) ESP Disk, ZYX Music 2004-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2017 The Godz Godzundheit(LP, Album) ESP Disk 2017 US 1973 Sell This Version
2222-2 Various An ESP Disk Guide To Funky Soul & Acid Jazz Vol.1(CD, Comp) ZYX Music, ESP Disk 2222-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
4000 Ellis Marsalis Ruminations In New York(CD, Album + DVD-A) ESP Disk, ESP Disk 4000 US 2004 Sell This Version
4061 Eli Keszler Oxtirn (Album) 4061 US 2010 Sell This Version
4501 Gilbert Shelton Ensemble If I Was A Hell's Angel / Southern Stock Car Man(7") ESP Disk 4501 US 1966 Sell This Version
4506 Ornette Coleman Trio* / Albert Ayler Quintet Ornette Coleman Trio* / Albert Ayler Quintet - Sadness / Holy Family(7") ESP Disk 4506 US 1965 Sell This Version
4507 The Fugs Frenzy(7", Single) ESP Disk 4507 US 1966 Sell This Version
4508 The Fugs Kill For Peace(7", Single) ESP Disk 4508 US 1966 Sell This Version
279 250 TF Pearls Before Swine Suzanne / There Was A Man(7", Single, Mono) Fontana 279 250 TF Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
538.103 Billie Holiday Lady Lives Volume 3 1956.1958(LP, Album) ESP Disk 538.103 France & Benelux Unknown Sell This Version
538.104 Charlie Parker The Comprehensive Charlie Parker, Volume 1, Live Performance(LP) ESP Disk, E.S.P Explosive 538.104 France Unknown Sell This Version
538 109 Charlie Parker Broadcast Performances Volume 2(LP) ESP Disk 538 109 France Unknown Sell This Version
538.114 The Fugs First Album Slum Goddess(LP, RE) E.S.P Explosive 538.114 France Unknown Sell This Version
538.115 The Fugs The Fugs Second Album(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk 538.115 France Unknown Sell This Version
858 109 FPY Virgin Fugs* Virgin Fugs (Album) 858 109 FPY UK 1965 Sell This Version
858 118 FPY The Fugs The Fugs First Album(LP) Fontana, ESP Disk 858 118 FPY Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
888.801 TY The New York Electric String Ensemble The New York Electric String Ensemble(LP, Album) Fontana 888.801 TY Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
888 802 TY Pearls Before Swine Balaklava (Album) 888 802 TY Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
888 806 TY Ed Askew Ed Askew(LP, Album) Fontana, ESP Disk 888 806 TY UK 1968 Sell This Version
443-1054 Pearls Before Swine One Nation Underground(4-Trk, Album) ESP Disk 443-1054 US 1967 Sell This Version
843-1018 The Fugs First Album(8-Trk, Album) ESP Disk 843-1018 US 1966 Sell This Version
BT-5001 Ornette Coleman Town Hall · 1962(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk, ESP Disk BT-5001 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT-5002(M) Albert Ayler Trio Spiritual Unity(LP, Album, Mono, RE) ESP Disk, ESP Disk BT-5002(M) Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT-5003 Albert Ayler Spirits Rejoice(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk BT-5003 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT-5004 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album) ESP Disk, ESP Disk BT-5004 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT-5005 Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray* Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray* - New York Eye And Ear Control(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk BT-5005 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT-5006 Paul Bley Trio Closer(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk BT-5006 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT-5007 Pharaoh Sanders Quintet* Pharaoh Sanders Quintet(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk, ESP Disk BT-5007 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT 5008 Marion Brown Quartet Marion Brown Quartet(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk BT 5008 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT-5009 Marion Brown Why Not(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk BT-5009 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT-5010 Sonny Simmons Music From The Spheres(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk BT-5010 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT-5051 Bud Powell Paris, 1961(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) ESP Disk BT-5051 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT 5052 Steve Lacy The Forest And The Zoo (Album) BT 5052 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT 5053 New York Art Quartet New York Art Quartet(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk BT 5053 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT-5054 Paul Bley Quintet Barrage(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) ESP Disk BT-5054 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
BT-5055 Sun Ra* The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Vol. I (Album) BT-5055 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT-5056 Charles Tyler Ensemble Charles Tyler Ensemble(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) ESP Disk, ESP Disk BT-5056 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
BT 5057 Sunny Murray Sunny Murray(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) ESP Disk BT 5057 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
C05001LP Various The ESP-Disk Story Vol. I(LP, Comp) Contempo Records C05001LP Italy 2016 Sell This Version
C05002LP Various The ESP-Disk Story Vol. II(LP, Comp) Contempo Records C05002LP Italy 2016 Sell This Version

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bungabunga

bungabunga

January 1, 2017
With old records of this label, I always have problems of surface noise.
This happens to equal surface conditions, the discs of other labels are less noisy than those of this label.