A very cool look at this legendary record label – done as an oral history built out of interviews with label head Bernard Stollman and some of the classic artists who recorded for him back in the day, plus other figures from the time as well! The book is presented in a style that we really love for jazz history – personal and way past overdone landmarks of the time – with deeper details that really illuminate our already-great love of the music on ESP. The first 80 pages feature Stollman talking on a number of topics – including the rise and fall of the label – and the next much larger section features comments on and recollections of ESP by a host of voices that includes Sonny Simmons
, John Tchicai, Ishmael Reed, Roswell Rudd, Gunter Hampel, Michael Snow, Marion Brown, Amiri Baraka, Gato Barbieri, Alan Silva, Montego Joe, Gary Peacock, Milford Graves, Sunny Murray, and many others. Book is 290 pages, with some black and white photos, softcover.