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Legendary indie label ESP ( is getting ready to reissue and release some music.

ESP is now manufacturing its own cds and dvds, for the first time since 1968. In recent years, a succession of licensees made and sold our cds and vinyl. The most recent such arrangement , with Abraxas, ended on June 30, 2004. We have now digitally remastered our catalog to improve the audio quality, and introduced artist interviews on some cds, added more selections to others, (initially Marion Brown, Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker), and combined several cds by artists into double cds, enabling us to lower the retail price. Liner notes have been expanded as well. Our early albums by Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, Patty Waters, Pearls Before Swine, Frank Wright, Sonny Simmons, Marion Brown and others will now appear in this new packaging.

On January 23 through January 26, I attended the international music industry convention, the MIDEM, in Cannes, France. Record companies in Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Korea and India will import ESP. Pending are agreements for Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russa, Bulgaria, South Africa, Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria

Ellis Marsalis, father of the Marsalis brothers, recorded a solo album in June 2003, in Sonature 5.l surround sound. It is now being released by ESP as a cd and a dvd audio disk. For more information about our proprietary surround sound recording process, go to

We are preparing box sets for Chet Baker (Live in the 50s), Miles Davis (Live in the 50s) and Albert Ayler, for release later in 2005. Other projects are pending.

With kind regards

Bernard Stollman

—– ESP is about to be distributed in the United States by Allegro Nail, North Country, Carrot Top, Revolver and Forced Exposure. The above was stolen without permission from here.