ESP- DISK & OLD HEAVEN – ESP-DISK' Cassette Boxset


"In October 2018, the manager of ESP-Disk', Steve Holtje was invited by the 8th OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival to give a lecture titled 55 Years of Nurturing Avant-Garde and Outsider Music: ESP- DISK's Perpetual Revolution, in Shenzhen, China.

During this event, Tu Fei, the curator of the festival, as well as the co-owner of Old Heaven Books, reached an agreement with Steve on further co-operations.

For over half a century, ESP-DISK' has been publishing a massive amount of great records, among them are many free jazz masterpieces. And with great honor, the Old Heaven Books is authorized to produce and release this cassette boxset including 5 selected ESP DISK' classics, as a tribute to the label concept “The artists alone decide what you will hear on their ESP-Disk.”'

This cassette boxset include 5 ESP-DISK releases:

Albert Ayler- Spirits Rejoice
Recorded Sept. 23, 1965 at Judson Hall, New York City

Marion Brown Quartet - Marion Brown Quartet
Recorded in New York City in November 1965

Sonny Simmons - Staying on the Watch
Recorded in New York City on August 30, 1966

Ronnie Boykins - The Will Come, Is Now
© & ℗ 2009 ESP-Disk' Ltd./Syndicore Music (BMI)

Sun Ra - Concert for the Comet Kohoutek
Recorded live at Town Hall, New York City, December 22, 1973.

Limited Edition to 300 Copies
Released by ESP-DISK' & Old Heaven Books