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London & UK improvisation
 
Abbott, Paul / Leo Dumont: loiter volcano Abbott, Paul / Leo Dumont:
loiter volcano

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $12.95

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Powerful debut release for three young musicians emerging onto the European electroacoustic improv scene, one of whom, Kanngiesser, has recently performed with AMM.

Adcock, Mike & Clive Bell: Sleep It Off (1999-2001) Adcock, Mike & Clive Bell:
Sleep It Off (1999-2001)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.95

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Twelve short improvised pieces by Mike Adcock on a variety of different instruments that were recorded over a three year period.

Agnel / Gauguet / Neumann: Spiral Inputs Agnel / Gauguet / Neumann:
Spiral Inputs

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

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Pianist Agnel, saxophonist Gauguet, and electronic/piano frame artist Neumann in 4 beautifully crafted pieces recorded using a spatialised sound system developed by Benjamin Maumus.

Agnel, Sophie / John Edwards / Steve Noble: Meteo Agnel, Sophie / John Edwards / Steve Noble:
Meteo

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A live recording at the famous Meteo Festival from the trio of Sophie Agnel (piano), John Edwards (double bass) and Steve Noble (drums), three of Europe's most active improvisers in an intense extended performance.

Agnel, Sophie / Minton, Phil: Tasting Agnel, Sophie / Minton, Phil:
Tasting

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

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Six mysterious soundscapes from Sophie Agnel's bowed, plucked, strummed and struck prepared piano timbres in duo with Minton's grunts, gurgles and growls.

Agnel, Sophie: Capsizing Moments Agnel, Sophie:
Capsizing Moments

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Sophie Agnel uses a startling array of objects and techniques in playing inside the prepared piano, demonstrated in these digital concerts recordings from 2008.

Akiyama / Nakamura / Sugimoto / Wastell: Foldings Akiyama / Nakamura / Sugimoto / Wastell:
Foldings

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Confront/Sound 323's Mark Wastell meets three of Japan's most interesting minimal improvisers at Offsite in Tokyo, 2003 to perform this extraordinary two part work.

Algora, Esteban  / Rombola, Alessandra / Zach, Ingar: ...de las piedras Algora, Esteban / Rombola, Alessandra / Zach, Ingar:
...de las piedras

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

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Ingar Zach in a trio with Spanish accordionist Esteban Algora and Italian flutist Alessandra Rombola in 6 varied pieces recorded in a stone church.

Allum & Prevost: Penumbrae Allum & Prevost:
Penumbrae

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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AMM percussionist Eddie Prevost playing all bowed sources in a subtle and ringing duet of bowing approaches with violinist Jennifer Allum of the London Post Quartet.

Allum, Jennifer / Ute Kanngiesser: Bell Tower Recordings Allum, Jennifer / Ute Kanngiesser:
Bell Tower Recordings

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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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.

Altenburger, Martine  & John Russell: Duet Altenburger, Martine & John Russell:
Duet

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

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This duet between cellist Altenburger and guitarist Russell was recorded at the Musique en Mouvement Festival Theatre du Jarnisy in 2008, an intense and intricate dialog of great dynamics.

Amalgam (Watts / Clyne / Stevens / Guy): Prayer For Peace  [VINYL] Amalgam (Watts / Clyne / Stevens / Guy):
Prayer For Peace [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Limited vinyl reissue of the legendary Amalgam recording with Trevor Watts, Jeff Clyne, John Stevens and Barry Guy performing at Advision London on the May 20, 1969.

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

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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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.

AMM: The Crypt - 12th June 1968 The Complete Session AMM:
The Crypt - 12th June 1968 The Complete Session

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

Price: $28.50

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AMM: To Hear and Back Again AMM:
To Hear and Back Again

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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Angeli / Parker / Rothenberg: Free Zone Appleby 2007 Angeli / Parker / Rothenberg:
Free Zone Appleby 2007

(psi -- Great Britain )

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A smaller than usual Freezone Appleby Festival, 2007 presents duos and trios with the excellent lineup of Paolo Angeli, Evan Parker and Ned Rothenberg.

ARC (Hallett / Kingshill / Garside): The Pursuit Of Happiness ARC (Hallett / Kingshill / Garside):
The Pursuit Of Happiness

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Since 1988 ARC have developed through improvisation a collective language that draws on the European textures of the violin family with a little bit of voice added.

Articles, The (Thomas / Gustafsson / Turner): Goodbye Silence Articles, The (Thomas / Gustafsson / Turner):
Goodbye Silence

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The trio of Mats Gustafsson on saxophone and electronics, keyboardist Pat Thomas and percussionist Roger Turner performing live in Derby in 1998, a challenging and fascinating set.

Atmospheres Without Oxygen (Dunmall / Gibbs / Stevens / Taylor): 4 Live In Oxford Atmospheres Without Oxygen (Dunmall / Gibbs / Stevens / Taylor):
4 Live In Oxford

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Live recording from Oxford Improv Club in 2010 opposite Red Square with Paul Dunmall on saxophones, Phil Gibbs on electric guitar and electronics, Nik Stevens on double bass and Trevor Taylor electronic percussion.

Badenhorst, Joachim / John Butcher / Paul Lytton: Nachtigall Badenhorst, Joachim / John Butcher / Paul Lytton:
Nachtigall

(Klein -- Belgium )

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Belgian multi-reedist Joachim Badenhorst organized this trio with saxophonist John Butcher & percussionist Paul Lytton as part of a series of concerts in his home town, where they recorded this album, an impressive suite of extended techniques and intense dialog.

Badland (Rose / Fell / Noble): Six High Windows Badland (Rose / Fell / Noble):
Six High Windows

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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The long-running British free improvising trio Badland (Simon H. Fell-bass; Simon Rose-sax; Steve Noble-drums) in a live recording at St. Brides Church, Liverpool in 2005, intense and dynamic interaction in a space with natural reverb enhancing the interplay.

Bailey / Butcher / Robair: Scrutables Bailey / Butcher / Robair:
Scrutables

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

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John Butcher and Derek Bailey performed together starting in 1989, and in 2000 the duo was joined by percussionist Gino Robair for this studio session at Moat Studios, London.

Bailey, Derek / Jamie Muir: Dart Drug Bailey, Derek / Jamie Muir:
Dart Drug

(Incus -- Great Britain )

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Reissue of the 1981 LP of Bailey with one-time King Crimson-ite Jamie Muir, hovering harmonics from Bailey's feedback amidst Muir's floating timbral spectrum.

Bailey, Derek / John Stevens: Playing Bailey, Derek / John Stevens:
Playing

(Incus -- Great Britain )

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Derek Bailey on electric and acoustic guitar with drummer (and mini-trumpeter) John Stevens in beautifully recorded '92 sessions of dynamic and subtle interaction.

Bailey, Derek / Trevor Watts / John Stevens: Dynamics of the Impromptu Bailey, Derek / Trevor Watts / John Stevens:
Dynamics of the Impromptu

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Live recordings from 1973-74 from the trio of drummer John Stevens, guitarist Derek Bailey, and saxophonist Trevor Watts, dynamic works performed "impromptu" with a wealth of ideas as these innovators demonstrate the skills that helped define them as masterful players.

Bailey, Derek & Agusti Fernandez: A Silent Dance Bailey, Derek & Agusti Fernandez:
A Silent Dance

(Incus -- Great Britain )

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Recorded by Agusti Fernandez himself, these are lovely dialogs between the pianist and Derek Bailey on electric; rich and reserved conversation with free improv's elder statesman.

Bailey, Derek & Fine, Milo: Scale Points on the Fever Curve Bailey, Derek & Fine, Milo:
Scale Points on the Fever Curve

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.95

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Bailey, Derek with Julian Kytasty, Roger Turner and Alan Wilkinson: Duos, London 2001 Bailey, Derek with Julian Kytasty, Roger Turner and Alan Wilkinson:
Duos, London 2001

(Incus -- Great Britain )

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Bailey, Derek: Barcelona Chronicles: All Thumbs [DVD] Bailey, Derek:
Barcelona Chronicles: All Thumbs [DVD]

(Incus -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95

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A short solo electric guitar concert filmed in the Ribera district of Barcelona in 2004, "thumbs" referring to the techniques Bailey developed to counter motor neuron disease.

Bailey, Derek: Live at G's Club - Barcelona Chronicles Bailey, Derek:
Live at G's Club - Barcelona Chronicles

(Incus -- Great Britain )

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London Scene guitar master Derek Bailey from a 2004 live recording performing solo on electric guitar at G's Club, originally issued as a CDR but here complete on DVD.

Bailey, Derek: Lot 74 - Solo Improvisations Bailey, Derek:
Lot 74 - Solo Improvisations

(Incus -- Great Britain )

Price: $19.95

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Reissue of Derek Bailey's 2nd Incus LP from 1974, fully remastered to bring Bailey's uniquely personal improvisation style clearly into the 21st century.

Bailey, Derek: More 74 Bailey, Derek:
More 74

(Incus -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.95

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UK free jazz guitar icon in unreleased solo material remastered from the original reel-to-reel recordings recorded in London, 1974, Bailey playing mostly electric guitar.

Bailey, Derek: New Sights, Old Sounds [2 CDs] Bailey, Derek:
New Sights, Old Sounds [2 CDs]

(Incus -- Great Britain )

Price: $27.95

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A much-needed reissue of Derek Bailey's 1978 2-CD Japanese release on the Morgue label, the first disc a series of studio improvisations and the second presenting two live performances in Nagoya and Kalavinka.

Baker, Duck: The Ducks Palace Baker, Duck:
The Ducks Palace

(Incus -- Great Britain )

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American fingerstyle improvising guitarist Duck Baker in a collection of duos and trios recorded from 1993-2004, with Derek Bailey, Cyro Baptista, Roswell Rudd, and John Zorn.

BARK!: Fume of Sighs BARK!:
Fume of Sighs

(psi -- Great Britain )

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The third CD by the trio of Rex Casswell (electric guitar), Phillip Marks (percussion) and Paul Obermayer (samples), creating beautiful jagged, sharp edged textures propelled by some of their tightest, strangest, most powerful rhythmic designs yet.

Barker, Andrew / Paul Dunmall / Tim Dahl: Luddite Barker, Andrew / Paul Dunmall / Tim Dahl:
Luddite

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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During Paul Dunmall's visit for the NY Vision Festival 2012 he joined drummer Andrew Barker in his studio, adding bassist Tim Dahl for several pieces, for an album of assertive improvisation that's as informed by masterful technique as it is by impulsive drive.

Barkingside (Ward / Hawkins / Lash / May) Barkingside (Ward / Hawkins / Lash / May):

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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A quartet of four excellent young improvising musicians based in London and Oxford, none of whom have ever been to the outer London suburb of Barkingside.

BARREL (Blunt / Kallin / Marshall): Gratuitous Abuse BARREL (Blunt / Kallin / Marshall):
Gratuitous Abuse

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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The London based improvising string trio Barrel of Alison Blunt on violin, Ivor Kallin on violin & viola, and Hannah Marshall on cello, all members of London Improvisers Orchestra and performers at the 2007 Freedom of the City.

Barrett, Richard: Adrift Barrett, Richard:
Adrift

(psi -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.50

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Three live performances of collaborative electroacoustic compositions from 2007-08, each exploring different points of contact between precomposed structures and spontaneous invention.

BEFOREHAND (Lazaridou / Wastell): Live at Hundred Years Gallery BEFOREHAND (Lazaridou / Wastell):
Live at Hundred Years Gallery

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $9.60

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The duo of Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga on zither and Mark Wastell on his electronics set including bowls and shruti box, formed for the release concert for Angharad Davies' "Six Studies" in 2014, recording this excellent improvised dialog of rich and unusual sound.

Bell, Clive / Saade, Bechir: An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney Bell, Clive / Saade, Bechir:
An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $17.95

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Shakuhachi duets from veteran player Clive Bell and Lebanese improviser Bechir Saade recorded in England, 2007; lyrical, haunting and unexpected.

Bell, Clive & Hallett, Sylvia: The Geographers Bell, Clive & Hallett, Sylvia:
The Geographers

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.45

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Bennet / Bryerton / Butcher / De Gruttola / Kaiser / Smith: Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens a Bennet / Bryerton / Butcher / De Gruttola / Kaiser / Smith:
Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens and the SME

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $15.95

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Bennink / Evan Parker, Han: The Grass Is Greener Bennink / Evan Parker, Han:
The Grass Is Greener

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Dutch percussionist Han Bennink meets tenor saxophonist Evan Parker for their first duo release recorded in the studio in Gateway Studios, London, 2000.

Bertoncini, Tiziana / Thomas Lehn: Horsky Park Bertoncini, Tiziana / Thomas Lehn:
Horsky Park

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $12.00

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Two instruments - Bertoncini on violin; Lehn on analogue synth - with totally different histories come together and look for a connection across two great sets from 2006 & 2010.

Bianco, Tony / Dave Liebman / Tony Marino: Line Ish Bianco, Tony / Dave Liebman / Tony Marino:
Line Ish

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Tony Bianco (drums) in a trio with Dave Liebman (saxophones, flute, piano) and Tony Marino (double bass) playing fiery jazz compositions as well as a few short improvisations.

Bianco, Tony & Paul Dunmall: Hour Glass [2 CDs] Bianco, Tony & Paul Dunmall:
Hour Glass [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $19.50

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Two energetic, extended improvisations led by drummer Tony Bianco, one with Paul Dunmall (saxophones) and Marcio Mattos (double bass), the other with Dunmall (saxophone) and Paul Rogers (bass).

Bianco, Tony: Utoma Quartet Bianco, Tony:
Utoma Quartet

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $11.96

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Borrowing from Elvin Jones' concepts, drummer Bianco's band uses 2 saxophones (Mike Fletcher and Mark Hanslip), bass (Colin Somervell) and drums, for energetic and ecstatic jazz compositions creating a continual pulse with long lines and looped synchronicity.

Blue Notes:  McGregor / Pukwana / Moyake / Feza / Moholo: The Ogun Collection Blue Notes: McGregor / Pukwana / Moyake / Feza / Moholo:
The Ogun Collection

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

Price: $53.00

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The Blue Notes, precursors to Brotherhood of Breath, escaped racial pressures in South Africa by migrating to the UK, creating a small but vital catalog in the mid 60s.

Blue Notes: Before The Wind Changes Blue Notes:
Before The Wind Changes

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

Price: $11.50

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The Blue Notes with Louis Moholo-Moholo, Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana & Johnny Dyani in the 2nd Ogun release from their 1979 tour of Belgium and Holland, performing their South African rooted jazz live at Jazzclub De Hoop.

Blume / Denley / Dorner / Mattos / Wachsmann: LINES in Australia Blume / Denley / Dorner / Mattos / Wachsmann:
LINES in Australia

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.95

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The second album from the quintet of Martin Blume (percussion), Jim Denley (flutes, saxophone), Axel Dorner (trumpet), Marcio Mattos (cello, electronics) and Philipp Wachsmann (violin, electronics).

Bolleter, Ross: Night Kitchen Bolleter, Ross:
Night Kitchen

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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Pianist Bolleter has 5 "ruined" (abandoned & unpredictable) pianos set up in his kitchen so that he can play them simultaneously, as he does on these 14 night-time recordings.

Bolleter, Ross: Secret Sandhills and Satellites: Pieces for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of Bolleter, Ross:
Secret Sandhills and Satellites: Pieces for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of ruin

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.20

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Ross Bolleter improvises on pianos that have been "abandoned to all weathers and has become a decaying box of unpredictable dongs, clicks and dedoomps" around Australia between 2001 and 2005.

Bourne / Davis / Kane: The Money Notes Bourne / Davis / Kane:
The Money Notes

(Foghorn Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $9.35

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A series of miniatures from the trio of pianist Bourne, drummer Davis and bassist Kane, intensely focused works ranging from lovely to slightly disturbed while never failing to impress.

Bourne / Davis / Kane: The Money Notes <i>[Used Item]</i> Bourne / Davis / Kane:
The Money Notes [Used Item]

(Foghorn Records -- UK )

Price: $7.95

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A series of miniatures from the trio of pianist Bourne, drummer Davis and bassist Kane, intensely focused works ranging from lovely to slightly disturbed while never failing to impress.

Bourne, Matthew : The Molde Concert Bourne, Matthew :
The Molde Concert

(Foghorn Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $10.00

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Bradford, Bobby / Stevens, John / SME: And Spontaneous Music Ensemble  [2 CDs] Bradford, Bobby / Stevens, John / SME:
And Spontaneous Music Ensemble [2 CDs]

(NESSA -- USA )

Price: $24.95

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Double CD reissue of Bobby Bradford with John Steven's SME including Trevor Watts and Julie Tippetts in 4 extended pieces of swinging and challenging improvisation.

Bradford, Bobby: Love's Dream Bradford, Bobby:
Love's Dream

(EMANEM -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95

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Brand, Gail & Morgan Guberman: Ballgames & Crazy Brand, Gail & Morgan Guberman:
Ballgames & Crazy

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.95

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The duo of trombonist Gail Brand and vocalist Morgan Guberman in a studio recording of creative improvisations.

Brotzmann / Adasiewicz / Edwards / Noble: Mental Shake Brotzmann / Adasiewicz / Edwards / Noble:
Mental Shake

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95

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A return to the group that kick-started Otoroku - the veteran German reedsman and free jazz pioneer Peter Brotzmann with the long-running London bass/drums partnership of John Edwards and Steve Noble, recording at the last set of a two-day residency at Cafe OTO in 2013.

 


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