Steve Lacy Four
Morning Joy ...Paris Live [reissue]
One night at the Paris Sunset Club by saxophonist Steve Lacy's Quartet with Steve Potts on sax, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass and Oliver Johnson on drums, performing an exuberant mix of Lacy originals and Thelonius Monk tunes, remastered & expanded for Hat's 40th Anniversary.
Dark, edgy and superb electric guitar work from Joe Morris in a trio with Stave Lantner on electric keyboard and Jerome Deupree on drums, the final part of what Morris calls "Big Loud Electric Guitar Trilogy" that started with "Sweatshop" and "Racket Club", following the Hendrix legacy.
Frode Gjerstad Trio (w/ Steve Swell)
The well-traveled and nearly telephathic Norwegian trio of reedist Frode Gjerstad performing on alto sax and clarinet with drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and bassist Jon Rune Strom are joined by NY trombonist Steve Swell for a live concert at at Constellation in Chicago, 2014.
Harris Eisenstadt (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser)
Golden State II
Live recordings at the 2014 Vancouver International Jazz Festival from drummer Harris Eisenstadt's excellent and lyrical Golden State chamber jazz ensemble, here as a quartet with Michael Moore on clarinet, Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, and Mark Dresser on bass.
Roscoe Mitchell Trio
Art Ensemble founder Roscoe Mitchel on reeds, winds and percussion, in an extended electroacoustic work performed with James Fei on reeds and analog electronics and William Winant on percussion; a composition/improvisation blending sound and space in creative and compelling ways.
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
Joe Morris wrote this book to discuss aspects of free music, including responses to his questionnaire written by Joe McPhee, William Parker, Jamie Saft, Ken Vandermark, Marilyn Crispell, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, Matthew Shipp, &c.
As Serious As Your Life [reissue]
In 1996, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Joe McPhee's first solo release, McPhee recorded this remarkable album of solo reeds, pocket cornet, and electronics, using overdubbing to create gripping music including an homage to Miles Davis and unique versions of standards.
Morton Feldman played by John Tilbury & Philip Thomas
Two Pianos And Other Pieces 1953-1969 [2 CDs]
"Two Pianos" is one of Morton Feldman's most experimental and radical works, performed here by John Tilbury & Philip Thomas; plus lesser known works including 'Piece for Four Pianos', 'Between Categories', 'False Relationships and the Extended Ending' and 'Two Pieces for Three Pianos'.
Ran Blake with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy
That Certain Feeling
2010 master of this 1990 classic, not your average book of standards, pianist Blake takes an unusual and broad take on Gershwin with the help of saxophonists Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy.
(Hat [now] ART)
Composer Liza Lim presents 3 lesser known works: "The Compass" for orchestra with solo parts for flute and didgeridoo; "Pearl, Ochre, Hair String" featuring a cello solo using a guiro bow; and "The Guest" written for recorder soloist Jeremias Schwarzer.
Luzia Von Wyl Ensemble
Swiss pianist/composer Luzia von Wyl and her Ensemble of jazz and classical performers presents von Wyl's compositions that borrow from modern and early jazz, chamber music and world sources, in works that draw on her experiences traveling and performing through the world.
Nate Wooley / Ken Vandermark
East By Northwest
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
A superb live set between trumpeter Nate Wooley and multi-reedist Ken Vandermark performing on clarinet, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone, captured live at the 2014 Okka Fest in Milwaukee, intelligent free improvisation balancing introspection and fire.
Evidence: Cartier, Derome, Tanguay, Thelonius Monk
After 14 years this Montreal trio dedicated to the works of Thelonius Monk, comprised of Jean Derome on alto and baritone sax, Pierre Cartier on electric bass, and Pierre Tanguay on drums, returns with 11 exuberant recordings including "Brilliant Corners", "Pannonica", &c.
Anthony Braxton Trio & Quintet
Town Hall (Trio & Quintet) 1972
Braxton's 1972 Town Hall, NY concert with the great lineup of Dave Holland, Philip Wilson, John Stubblefield, Jeanne Lee, and Barry Altschul, an early example of his numbered compositions
Albert Ayler Quintet
Stockholm, Berlin 1966
In 1966 Albert Ayler toured Europe with his quintet, as heard on these beautifully remastered recordings from Berlin and Stockholm; inspired and spiritual free jazz.
Keiji Haino / Peter Brotzmann / Jim O'Rourke
Two City Blues PT 2
One of two sets recorded on one intense night at Tokyo's Shinjuku Pit Inn from the trio of Japanese improvised rock legend Haino Keiji, European Free Jazz saxophone master Peter Brotzmann, and versatile American composer and musician Jim O'Rourke.
Shoko Nagai (w/ Reynolds / Goldberger / Takeishi / Black)
Experimental electronics & improvisations from NY based composer/keyboardist Shoko Nagai, using multiple textures and an open sense of time to evoke rich aural environments, with the aid of Todd Reynolds (violin), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), Stomu Takeishi (bass) & Jim Black (drums).
Frode Gjerstad Quartet (Bradford / Bergman / akLaff)
(Cadence Jazz Records)
The superb quartet of saxophonist Frode Gjerstad on tenor, with trumpeter Bobby Bradford, pianist Borah Bergman, and drummer Pheeroan akLaff, recording in the studio in New Jersey, 1997 in a tour de force of unusual and highly creative free improvisation.
Halvorson / Radding / Wooley
Free improvisation from a trio of New Yorkers working in abstract territory but maintaining the pieces in compact works that are succint and spontaneously focused.
The Dark Tree [2 CDs]
Pianist Tapscott with John Carter, Cecil McBee and Andrew Cyrille in a rare record of mostly original Tapscott compositions, significant music from a legendary player.
Dave Douglas Tiny Bell Trio
A much-needed reissue of Dave Douglas's Tiny Bell Trio with guitarist Brad Shepik and drummer Jim Black, a remarkably telepathic group recorded mid-tour after 3 years working together.
Zorn / Lewis / Frisell
More News For Lulu
News from Lulu with John Zorn, George Lewis, and Bill Frisell recorded live in 1989, Paris, applying Downtown NY extended techniques to 60s Blue Note jazz pieces with incredible results.
Clarinet & String Quartet
(Hat [now] ART)
2 works for clarinet and string quartet, active compositions with a unique perspective in sound & texture; 2 versions of the 2 part 1961 work, and the larger 1983 composition.
Loren Connors & Jim O'Rourke
Are You Going To Stop...In Bern?
Second edition of these 1997 recordings from guitarists Lorren Connors and Jim O'Rourke, sparse western-flavored playing with an experimental side that never loses sight of melodicism.
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