Bernard Stollman & ESP-Disk' (2)

Mi ĵus blogis pri Julius Balbin, firmao ESP-Disk', avangarda ĵazmukisto Sun Ra, kaj rilataj aferoj. Nun mi aldonas pluajn informojn. La jenaj aferoj estas anglalingvaj.

I just blogged in Esperanto about Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko (as translated into Esperanto by Balbin), Esperantist Holocaust survivor & writer Julius Balbin, Bernard Stollman's avant-garde record company ESP-Disk', and avant-garde jazz composer and performer Sun Ra. The very first issue of ESP-Disk' was Ni Kantu en Esperanto (1964), followed by a series of trailblazing avant-garde jazz, rock, folk, and politically oriented record albums.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I was introduced as a teenager to the record label via The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Vol. 1. While already an Esperantist, I did not know of the linkage to Ni Kantu en Esperanto, though I do recall encountering it at some point and I recall Balbin's translation of Yevtushenko's Babij Jar on it. I noticed one line in Esperanto in small print on the back of the Sun Ra album cover, and I wondered for decades what ESP-Disk's connection with Esperanto actually was. I eventually learned and even obtained a stock of review copies of old ESP-Disks. Today I discovered a book on Stollman's story:

Always in Trouble: An Oral History of ESP-Disk', the Most Outrageous Record Label in America by Jason Weiss (Wesleyan, 2012). See also publisher information.

So now I will provide some additional links. Here are some reviews of the book:

Review: Always in Trouble: An Oral History of ESP-Disk’ by Farley Miller. MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine.

Unmatched Independent: On Record Label ESP-Disk' by Jesse Jarnow, Los Angeles Review of Books, August 19, 2012.

Dignity, Conviction, and Mrs. Stollman’s Checkbook by Steve Danziger, Open Letters Monthly.

Review by W. C. Bamberger, Rain Taxi, Online Edition: Winter 2012/2013.

Review by Jeff Tobias, Flagpole, March 20, 2013.

Wesleyan University Press Celebrates a Music Maverick, review by Alan Bisbort, CT.com, July 25, 2012.

More articles on Stollman's work:

The Artist Alone Decides—in a New Era by LARRY BLUMENFELD, The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2010.

Fifty years ago Bernard Stollman started ESP Records!

Bernard Stollman Mentioned on Esperanto USA (January 3, 2010): JEN in New York in the ’60′s by Allan Fineberg.

Here are some interviews:

Bernard Stollman / ESP-Disk interviewed by George Parsons, Dream Magazine, no. 4, 2004.

Bernard Stollman: ESP Disk's Sound Revolution by FRANZ A. MATZNER, all about jazz, January 6, 2009.

Bernard Stollman: The ESP-Disk Story by CLIFFORD ALLEN, all about jazz, November 21, 2005.

Q&A with ESP-Disk Founder Bernard Stolllman, by Joe S. Harrington, New York Press, July 10, 2001.

Here are audio interviews with Bernard Stollman:

Bernard Stollman of ESP-Disk Interview On WKCR, circa 2009. 1 hour. (This interview, like other interviews & reviews, includes a discussion of Esperanto.)

ESP-Disk is Back, The Leonard Lopate Show, April 29, 2008. 17:40 min.

Here is an audio interview with Jason Weiss:

Jason Weiss On ESP-Disk, Always in Trouble, interviewed by Justin Desmangles, New Day, Sunday 10/14/2012 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Interview @ 2:06:25-2:51

More radio shows:

E is for ESP-Disk by Michael Kaufmann, guest blogger Chris Schlarb, the sidebar, October 22, 2009. With ESP-Disk' play list and audio play.

See also:

ESP-Disk' YouTube channel

Frank Wright: Complete ESP-Disk Recordings.

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