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Giuseppe Logan project crowdfunds vinyl pressing of 2011 recording session

Mad King Edmund, a collective of jazz and electronic musicians led by Ed Pettersen, is crowdfunding a project to release a record by free jazz saxophonist Giuseppe Logan, a contemporary of Albert Ayler and John Coltrane who recorded two albums for ESP-Disk in the 1960s.

The recording took place in Manhattan on 16 October 2011 with Cooper Moore and Larry Roland. The $6,000 funding will pay for mastering, vinyl pressing, design and artwork, with any extra money raised going towards repairs for Logan's saxophone, which is unplayable at present.

Logan disappeared in the 70s and resurfaced over 30 years later after being spotted busking in New York. He then recorded his first release in 45 years as the Guiseppe Logan Quintet, which was out in 2009 on Tompkins Square. Watch the campaign video below.