Personal Affair

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Albert Ayler / Bells (Tape)

Albert Ayler / Bells

(Cassette Tape – Personal Affair)

“Bells” is the celebrated set that overjoyed the audience at New York’s Town Hall on May 1st, 1965.

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Albert Ayler / New York Eye And Ear Control (Tape)

Albert Ayler / New York Eye And Ear Control

(Cassette Tape – Personal Affair)

Arguably the best band Albert Ayler ever had, for a very interesting 1964 collaborative freely improvised soundtrack project for Michael Snow’s film of the same name.

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Albert Ayler Trio / Spiritual Unity (Tape)

Albert Ayler Trio / Spiritual Unity

(Cassette Tape – Personal Affair)

Spiritual Unity, recorded on July 10, 1964, is the album that made Albert Ayler and ESP-Disk’ famous (or, in some people’s eyes/ears, infamous)

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The Giuseppi Logan Quartet / The Giuseppi Logan Quartet (Tape)

The Giuseppi Logan Quartet / The Giuseppi Logan Quartet

(Cassette Tape – Personal Affair)

On November 11th, 1964, Giuseppi Logan went to Bell Sound Studios to record his first album for the newly formed ESP-Disk’ label.

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Milford Graves / Percussion Ensemble (Tape)

Milford Graves / Percussion Ensemble

(Cassette Tape – Personal Affair)

Percussionist Milford Graves recorded his first and only ESP-Disk’ recording on July, 1965 along with fellow percussionist Sonny Morgan. According to Graves, the titles were given numbers according to how many beats were in each measure.

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Ornette Coleman / Town Hall 1962 (Tape)

Ornette Coleman / Town Hall 1962

(Cassette Tape – Personal Affair)

When ESP-Disk’ acquired some of the tracks from the Town Hall concert (in return for legal work ESP owner Bernard Stollman had done for Coleman) and issued them in the label’s first batch of releases in 1965, it was important documentation of Coleman’s evolution since the end of his time on Atlantic Records.

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Sun Ra / The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra (Vol. 1-Tape)

Sun Ra / The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra (Vol. 1)

(Cassette Tape – Personal Affair)

The astonishing session that went light years beyond “free jazz” improvisation to create music of deeply felt, explosive and gentle gestures made from sound itself without reference to previous notions of melody or harmony.

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Sun Ra / The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra (Vol. 2-Tape)

Sun Ra / The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra (Vol. 2)

(Cassette Tape – Personal Affair)

More explorations of outer space by the spokesman for the space age. When Walt Whitman wrote, “I am vast; I contain multitudes,” he could have been channeling Sun Ra.

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