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Guy, Barry New Orchestra: Amphi + Radio Rondo (Intakt)

Two major works from bassist Barry Guy using unique compositional strategies, written for a large ensemble that inclues Evan Parkers (sax), Hans Koch (bass clarinet), Herb Robertson (trumpet), Johannes Bauer (trombone), Paul Lytton & Raymond Strid (percussion). ... Click to View

Courvoisier, Sylvie & Mark Feldman Quartet: Birdies For Lulu (Intakt)

A new quartet from the long-standing collaboration of Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman, rounded out with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Billy Mintz, in a set of compositions that reference jazz and modern European/American composed music in superlative ways. ... Click to View

Sommer, Gunter Baby: Dedications (Intakt)

A album of solo percussion from authoritative European improvising percussionist Gunter "Baby" Sommer, 9 works of exhilarating rhythms performed on drums, tubular bells, hang, gongs, xylophone, an array of unusual percussion instruments, and his voice. ... Click to View

Squakk (Griener / Mahall / Roder / Thewes): Willisau & Berlin (Intakt)

Berlin's Squakk is the quartet of Michael Griener (drums), Rudi Mahall (bass clarinet, clarinet, baritone sax), Jan Roder (double bass), and Christof Thewes (trombone), performing free-bop that draws on jazz history transformed into the modern improvised language. ... Click to View

Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth: Intergalactic Beings [VINYL 2 LPs] (For Practically)

Nicole Mitchell explores the work of African-American writer Octavia Butler in a science fiction concept of intergalactic integration, achieved through 9 detailed pieces that balance improvisation, composition and song in unique and sophisticated ways. ... Click to View

Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth: Intergalactic Beings (For Practically)

Nicole Mitchell explores the work of African-American writer Octavia Butler in a science fiction concept of intergalactic integration, achieved through 9 detailed pieces that balance improvisation, composition and song in unique and sophisticated ways. ... Click to View

Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack: ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire (Singlespeed Music)

A 4-part suite from oboe/english hornist Kyle Bruckman based on Thomas Pynchon's early novels, exhilarating jazz performed with Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Tim Daisy (drums), Jen Paulson (viola) and Anton Hatwich (bass). ... Click to View

Ton Trio II (Shelton / Brown / Vittum): On and On (Singlespeed Music)

The Oakland-based Ton Trio II featuring Amram Shelton on alto saxophone, Scott Brown on bass, and Alex Vittum on drums, perform avant sophisticated jazz weaving through melody, rhythm, and texture while allowing for spacious improvisations. ... Click to View

Wright, Cory Outfit: Apples + Oranges (Singlespeed Music)

Reedist Cory Wright's 5-piece Outfit from Oakland, CA, in an album featuring eight tracks of advanced compositions featuring remarkable improvising with Evan Francis (sax), Rob Ewing (trombone), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Jordan Glenn (drums). ... Click to View

Oliveros, Pauline: Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 [12 CD BOX][REPRESSED] (Important Records)

Dense 12 disc collection of Pauline Oliveros' early and unreleased electronic work including her very first piece for tape made in 1961, with the majority of these pieces having never before been released. ... Click to View

Kowald, Peter: Discography [4 CD BOX SET] (Jazzwerkstatt)

In celebration of the late and legendary free jazz bassist Peter Kowald's 70th birthday, Jazzwerkstatt has compiled this magnificent 4 CD box set, alphabetically presenting 143 published recordings, with a 208 page book of texts, indexes, photos and drawings. ... Click to View

Little Women: Teeth [Vinyl] (Gilgongo)

Little Women (Darius Jones-sax, Jason Nazary-drums, Been Greenberg-guitar, Travis Laplante-sax) continue exploring the body, here centered on "teeth", merging jazz and rock forms with Downtown NY approaches, making aggressive and ecstatic new forms of music. ... Click to View

Brotzmann, Peter / Sonny Sharrock: Whatthefuckdoyouwant (Trost Records)

A 1987 performance between legendary German free-jazz saxophonist/clarinetist Peter Brotzmann and the late legendary American free-jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock performing live at Jamkulturfabrik in Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg. ... Click to View

DKV Trio: Baraka (Okka)

1997 studio recordings from the trio of drummer Hamid Drake (D), bassist Kent Kessler (K) and multi-reedist Ken Vandermark (V), superb free improvisation from the fertile Chicago scene during the early years of a project that now has nearly two decades of remarkable history. ... Click to View

Margots, The: Sople (Okka)

Balancing South American pop influences with modern improvisation, Adrienne Pierluissi sings in English and Spanish over music developed by Ken Vandermark (reeds), Tim Daisy (drums), John Dereszynski (guitars), Nick Macri (bass), and Rick Reger (keys). ... Click to View

Crispell, Marilyn / Fred Anderson / Hamid Drake: Destiny (Okka)

Okka's 1996 release of the trio of legendary Chicago tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson with Marilyn Crispell on piano & Hamid Drake on drums, excellent improvisation balancing jazz tradition with free improv, performed live at The Women of New Music Festival, 1994. ... Click to View

Anderson, Fred: Birdhouse (Okka)

An excellent quartet session led by the late, legendary Chicago tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson, with Jim Baker on piano, Harrison Bankhead on bass and Hamid Drake on drums recording in the studio in 1995. ... Click to View

United States Of America Triptych (I): Play 1939 Southern Recording Trip Fieldnotes (Bolt)

Sound manipulators The Norman Conquest (Pete Simonelli-voice, Miron Grzegorkiewicz-guitar, Michet Biela-bass, Dj Lenar-turntable) excerpt and process the recordings of John A. and Ruby T. Lomax's 1939 field recordings, creating a captivating set of concrete compositions. ... Click to View

United States of America Triptych (II): Andrea Belfi, David Grubbs, David Maranha, Pete Simonelli play Ten Intrusions (Bolt)

Andrea Belfi (percussion), David Grubbs (guitar), David Maranha (organ), and Pete Simonelli (voice) perform "Ten Intrusions", following the model set by Harry Partch's 1949-1950 composition "Eleven Intrusions". ... Click to View

United States of America Triptych (III): David Grubbs, Miron Grzegorkiewicz, David Maranha, Malgorzata Penkalla, Pete Simonelli play Vanishing Point: How to Disappear in America Without a Trace (Bolt)

Excerpting texts from "Vanishing Point: How to Disappear in America without a Trace" edited by Susanne Burner, David Grubb, Malgorzata Pankalla, Peter Simonelli and David Maranha create a series of startling anti-establishment electroacoustic spoken recordings. ... Click to View

Grateful Dead / John Oswald: Grayfolded [VINYL 3 LPs] (Important Records)

Deluxe audiophile pressing cut in Toronto under the watchful ears of John Oswald of his obsessive plunderphonics version of the Grateful Dead song "Dark Star" created from over a hundred different performances of the song, recomposed into two long versions. ... Click to View

AMM (Tilbury / Prevost): Place Sub. V (Matchless)

AMM (Eddie Prevost on percussion and John Tilbury on piano(+)) performing a 1 hour, 1 minute and 1 second live concert at the 2012 Festival of Traditional and Avant-Garde Music in Lublin, Poland in a beautiful melding of unconventional approaches to improvisation. ... Click to View

Yarde, Jason / Oli Hayhurst / Eddie Prevost: "All Together" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists | Volume 3 (Matchless)

The 3rd volume from a series of concerts Eddie Prevost organised at the Network Theatre in London, trio sessions featuring the finest modern free improvising saxophonists, here with Jason Yarde on alto & soprano, and Oil Hayhurst rounding out the trio on double bass. ... Click to View

Denzler, Bertrand / John Edwards / Eddie Prevost: "All-in-All [en tout en pour tout]" Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists | Volume 4 (Matchless)

The final of 4 volumes documenting a series of concerts Eddie Prevost organised at the Network Theatre in London, trio sessions featuring the finest modern free improvising saxophonists, here with Bertrand Denzler on sax and bassist John Edwards accompanying. ... Click to View

Lexer, Sebastian / Evan Parker / Eddie Prevost: Tri-Borough Triptych (Matchless)

3 recordings from 3 live concerts in 3 London boroughs, including the 2012 Freedom of the City Festival, bringing together master improvisers Evan Parker (saxophone), Eddie Prevost (Percussion) and Sebastian Lexer (piano) for unpredictable and exhilarating dialog. ... Click to View

Prevost / Allum / Kanngiesser / Kasyansky / Lazaridou / Yoshikawa: Workshop Concert at Cafe Oto (Matchless)

AMM percussionist Eddie Prevost has presented weekly Workshop Concerts since 1999, here recording live at London's Cafe Oto in May, 2012 with a sextet of acoustic and electronic performers on violin, cello, theremin, zither, electronics, and percussion. ... Click to View

Allum, Jennifer / Ute Kanngiesser: Bell Tower Recordings (Matchless)

Members of Eddie Prevost's weekly improvisation workshops, violinist Jennifer Allum and cellist Ute Kanngiesser, recorded these 3 improvisations, running the gamut from spacious harmonics to vigorously weaving dialog, in 3 rooms of St Augustine's Bell Tower in London. ... Click to View

Dorner / Hayward / Krebs / Neumann: The Berlin Series No. 3 (Another Timbre)

A split CD presenting contrasting aspects of 'Berlin reductionism': "Roananax 1999" - from the quartet of Axel Dorner, Robin Hayward, Annette Krebs and Andrea Neumann; and "Obliq 2014" from the current Berlin group of Pierre Borel, Hannes Lingens and Derek Shirley. ... Click to View

Vogel, Sabine / Chris Abrahams / Landscape Quartet: The Berlin Series No. 4 (Another Timbre)

A split CD from Berlin-based flautist and composer Sabine Vogel: a composition using recordings made at various exterior locations as part of her work with Landscape Quartet; and a recording of a live improvisation as part of the 2012 NOW now festival in Sydney. ... Click to View

Beuger, Antoine / Konzert Minimal: The Berlin Series No. 5: tschirtner tunings for twelve (Another Timbre)

A beautiful and delicate long-form composition by Wandelweiser founder Antoine Beuger, exquisitely interpreted by the Berlin ensemble Konzert Minimal, which includes among others Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Catherine Lamb, Michael Thieke and Koen Nutters. ... Click to View

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