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This Is It! (Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura / Takashi Itani): 1538 This Is It! (Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura / Takashi Itani):
1538

(Libra -- Japan )

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Part of pianist Satoko Fujii's "Kanreki" (60th Birthday) tour and monthly album release, the "This Is It!" Trio with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and drummer/percussionist Takashi Itani is heard at Koendori Classics, in Tokyo, Japan, in January 2018, for an incredible album of Fujii's compositions that include quirky asides in coherent and effusive compositions.

Flamingo (Chris Heenan / Adam Pultz Melbye / Christian Windfeld / Roy Carroll): Loud Flamingo (Chris Heenan / Adam Pultz Melbye / Christian Windfeld / Roy Carroll):
Loud

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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This Berlin-based collaboration with sound engineer Roy Carroll performing on electronics and features the trio of Chris Heenan on contrabass clarinet, Adam Pultz Melbye on double bass, and Christian Windfeld on snare drum, percussion & objects, using a reductionist approach to deep sonic improvisation of mysterious origins, in an extended journey fo sound.

Luo, Bao / Jean-Marc Foussat: Surface Calme Luo, Bao / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Surface Calme

(Fou Records -- France )

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A 5-part work of improvisations on keyboards, voice, guzheng and flute from French improviser Jean-Marc Foussat and Bao Luo (Beijing Talking), a mysterious album of nocturnal sounds, grand expressions, furtive language, and rich textures and timbres, as Bao Luo provides a guiding voice in song and speach to their beguiling dialog; an exotic and expressive album.

DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals): Smelter [CD] DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals):
Smelter [CD]

(Moving Furniture -- Netherlands )

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The DNMF collaboration of Netherland's sonic experimenter Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) and the Dead Neanderthals duo of saxophonist Otto Kokke and drummer Rene Aquarius, in their second album of heavy, droning style, reveling in a resonant, high-volume, long-form work of hypnotic sound merging of metal, drone and dark ambience.

DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals): Smelter [VINYL] DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals):
Smelter [VINYL]

(Moving Furniture -- Netherlands )

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The DNMF collaboration of Netherland's sonic experimenter Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) and the Dead Neanderthals duo of saxophonist Otto Kokke and drummer Rene Aquarius, in their second album of heavy, droning style, reveling in a resonant, high-volume, long-form work of hypnotic sound merging of metal, drone and dark ambience.

DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals): Smelter [CASSETTE] DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals):
Smelter [CASSETTE]

(Tartarus Records -- Netherlands )

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The DNMF collaboration of Netherland's sonic experimenter Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) and the Dead Neanderthals duo of saxophonist Otto Kokke and drummer Rene Aquarius, in their second album of heavy, droning style, reveling in a resonant, high-volume, long-form work of hypnotic sound merging of metal, drone and dark ambience.

My Cat Is An Alien: The Sky With Broken Arms My Cat Is An Alien:
The Sky With Broken Arms

(Opax Records / Elliptical Noise -- Italy )

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The long-running Italian improvising duo of brothers Maurizio Opalio and Roberto Opalio, celebrating their 20th anniversary in this album using electric guitar, effects, loops, keyboards, and wordless vocalizations to create this hauntingly beautiful extended composition, an hallucinatory mediation with a repeating motif over which an interstellar tapestry of sound emerges.

Opalio, Roberto : Once You'll Touch The Sky You Will Never Return To Dust Opalio, Roberto:
Once You'll Touch The Sky You Will Never Return To Dust

(Opax Records / Elliptical Noise -- Italy )

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Half of the Italian improvising duo My Cat Is an Alien, Roberto Opalio uses prepared mini-keyboard, handmade shortwave receiver, alientronics, and vocalizations to create this improvised prelude and statement, a shifting work that draws the listener into mesmerizing sonic environments of alien origin and transports them deceptively between ringing and textured vistas.

District Five (Ruegg / Svosve / Huter / Amereller): Decoy District Five (Ruegg / Svosve / Huter / Amereller):
Decoy

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Lyrical and creative modern jazz from the young Swiss quartet of Xaver Ruegg on double bass, Tapiwa Svosve on alto saxophone, synths, & electronics, Vojko Huter on guitar, synths, & electronics, and Paul Amereller on drums, members of the Gamut Kollektiv and aiming to extend conventional acoustic improvisational forms with rich sonic additions and modern grooves.

Eclectic Maybe Band: The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes Eclectic Maybe Band:
The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes

(Discus -- UK )

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Univers Zero bassist Guy Seger brought this eclectic group of improvisers into the studio to develop the music on this genre-defying album, informed by a sextet of musicians who have performed and recorded with projects and artists including Vanishing Pictures, X-Legged Sally, Wrong Object, Tony Levin, Tony Bianco, Paul Schutze, Trevor Watts, Zeena Parkins, Jim O'Rourke, &c.

Archer, Martin & Engine Room Favourites: Safety Signal From A Target Town Archer, Martin & Engine Room Favourites:
Safety Signal From A Target Town

(Discus -- UK )

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Saxophonist Martin Archer composed the five works on this, the 3rd release for Engine Room Favorites, his AACM-influenced big band with a tremendous orchestration of horns with drums, vibes, piano and bass, here with their most complex yet melodic and rich release yet, including melodic elements of folk music, powerful rhythms from prog-oriented rock, and free improv and jazz.

Metamorphic: The Two Fridas Metamorphic:
The Two Fridas

(Discus -- UK )

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Having met at Middlesex University in 2001, this sophisticated London-based contemporary jazz/folk sextet formed in 2011, recently adding vocalist Kerry Andrew (Juice), as pianist Laura Cole composes music and text based on her personal experiences; pieces include two collective improvs and 2 reworkings of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman".

Stoffner, Florian / Albert Cirera: I'm A Resonant Aircraft Stoffner, Florian / Albert Cirera:
I'm A Resonant Aircraft

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Swiss electric guitarist Florian Stoffner (Manuel Mengis Grupp) and Spanish/Portuguese saxophonist Albert Cirera (Agusti Fernandez Liquid Trio) present the 8 part "IRMA" in concise free improvisations, restrained but alert and quick-witted dialogs that explore their instruments with alternate approaches to each in articulate ways.

Fite, Niklas / Alexander Frangenheim: Sugar Is A Necessary Fluid Fite, Niklas / Alexander Frangenheim:
Sugar Is A Necessary Fluid

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two string players, Swedish acoustic guitarist and banjo player Niklas Fite, and German double bassist Alexander Frangenheim, recording in the studio in Berlin in 2017 for 10 succinct improvisations ranging from quick interactive discourse of a pointillistic nature to near silent meditations using unusual and extended techniques, a quirky and informed album.

Flaherty, Paul / Gene Moore / Gene Janas / Federico Ughi: Morfina [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Flaherty, Paul / Gene Moore / Gene Janas / Federico Ughi:
Morfina [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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First conceived during the 2016 Forward Festival when noise guitarist Gene Moore and NYC experimental bassist Gene Janas invited noted avant-garde drummer Federico Ughi for the second part of their set, the results being so impressive that they asked saxophonist Paul Flaherty to join them to record this album and to perform at the Forward Festival 2017.

Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi: New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi:
New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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An excellent blend of electronics and acoustics as saxophonist, flutist and trumpeter Daniel Carter meets sound artist Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic pop band Blue Foundation, with Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and drum wiz Federico Ughi rounding out this forward-thinking album of hazy and rhythmic electroacoustic environments.

Schmid, Silvan Quintet: At Gamut Schmid, Silvan Quintet:
At Gamut

(Hatology -- Austria )

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Swiss trumpeter Silvan Schmid is a cofounder of the Gamut Kollektiv, organizing festivals and concerts, here caught live in 2016 at Gamut Series No 1 at Amboss Rampe in Zurich with his own quintet of Tapiwa Svosve on sax, Silvan Jeger on cello, Vincent Glanzmann on drums, and Lucas Wirz on tuba performing 6 Schmid compositions of profoundly lyrical free jazz.

Bucher / Tan / Countryman: Tributary Bucher / Tan / Countryman:
Tributary

(Self Released -- Philippines )

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American ex-pat and Philippines-based alto saxophonist Rick Countryman joins with Philippines bassist Simon Tan and visiting Swiss drummer Christian Bucher to capture this live concert in that starts by paying homage to Eric Dolphy, amongst a strong set of jazz and blues influenced numbers and the two part building and flowing "Tributary".

Bucher / Countryman: Estuary Bucher / Countryman:
Estuary

(Self Released -- Philippines )

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A live concert in the Philippines from American expatriate saxophonist Rick Countryman and visiting Swiss drummer Christian Bucher, a classic free jazz drum and sax duo informed by creative playing and superb rhythmic interplay, balancing lyrical progressions with a wonderful stream of concepts, this is a great example of the far reach of free jazz.

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan / Stella Ignacio / Isla Antinero: JYA-NE Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan / Stella Ignacio / Isla Antinero:
JYA-NE

(Self Released -- Philippines )

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Four configurations of free jazz recorded live during a vist by trombonist Sabu Toyozumi to Manila: first in a duo with alto saxophonist Rick Countryman; then in a duo with drummer and erhu player Sabu Toyozumi; then expanded to a quintet with vocalist Stella Ignaci and electric bassist Simon Tan; and last as a free jazz trio with Countryman, Tan, and Toyzumi.

Leap Of Faith: Gravitation Leap Of Faith:
Gravitation

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The core of Leap of Faith Orchestra--David Peck on reeds and winds, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion-- joined by Eric Zinman on piano, recorded at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA, where Evil Clown has a residency on the third Saturday of each month, presenting a variation of subunits from one of their larger units.

Leap Of Faith: Thought Experiment Leap Of Faith:
Thought Experiment

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The core trio of Leap of Faith Orchestra--David Peck on clarinets, saxophones & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion--joined by Mimi Rabson on violin, the quartet recording with the full Leap of Faith Orchestra arsenal of instruments; plus an expanded LOF recording of the Orchestra work "Possible Worlds".

Turbulence: Amorphous Solids Turbulence:
Amorphous Solids

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Turbulence is the extended horn section for the Leap of Faith Orchestra, a varying-sized ensemble, recording here at Boston area's Outpost 196 as a quartet with PEK on reeds, Bob Moores on trumpet and Dan O'Brien on sax, clarinets & flutes, all playing an assortment of percussive devices, with Leap of Faith core member Yuri Zbitnoff as a dedicated percussionist.

PEK Solo: Fulcrum PEK Solo:
Fulcrum

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Extracting the leader from a multitude of ensembles, David Peck's solo album has him performing on tenor saxophone, bass saxophone, clarinet, contraalto clarinet, bassoon, tarota, hand chimes, accordion, [d]ronin, wood, metal, aquasonic, daxophone, Atlantis gong, plus pre-recorded mixes adding a "soloist with tape" aspect to his complex and rich performance.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Shape Memory Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Shape Memory

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Wind player David Peck and percussionist Yuri Zbitnoff formed Metal Chaos Ensemble to explore chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments, employing an arsenal of percussion, electronic and wind instruments, becoming one of Evil Clown's most prolific sub-units, here with Bob Moores on space trumpet & guitar, Eric Woods on analog synth, and Eric Zinman on percussion.

Mekaniks: The Great Klown Panik of 2017 - Klownpocalypse Mekaniks:
The Great Klown Panik of 2017 - Klownpocalypse

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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A collaboration of Leap of Faith members, percussionist Yuri Zbitnov, multi-reedist and wind player David Peck, with guests from the Evil Clown roster, adding electroacoustic elements including looping, sampling and electronic processing to their improvisation, here with Joel Simches on real-time signal processing, alongside sound artists Greg Grinnell & Bob Moores.

Braxton, Anthony : Braxton: (Willisau) 1991 Studio [2 CDs] Braxton, Anthony :
Braxton: (Willisau) 1991 Studio [2 CDs]

(Hatology -- Austria )

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Reissuing and remastering the two studio albums from the 1992 4-CD boxset of Anthony Braxton's Quartet with Marily Crispell (piano), Mark Dresser (double bass) and Gerry Hemingway (drums & marimba) recording in Willisau, Switzerland, realizing 10 Braxton numbered compositions with masterful skill and virtuosity, an exceptional set of modern jazz.

Threadgill, Henry : Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus Threadgill, Henry :
Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Composer Henry Threadgill's Double Up band does not include Threadgill himself, but for this second release with the group he adds a 3rd piano (also doubling on harmonium) alongside two alto saxophones, cello, tuba, drums and percussion, the octet performing Threadgill's complex yet effortlessly intricate and distinctive compositions that allow his performers to shine.

Threadgill, Henry 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg: Dirt... And More Dirt Threadgill, Henry 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg:
Dirt... And More Dirt

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Composer, saxophonist and flutist Henry Threadgill presents 2 full-length works for his 15 piece band "14 or 15 Kestra: Agg", as he explores new ways of integrating composition with group improvisation, here using an entirely new system of improvisation based on preconceived series of intervals realized in multi-layered counterpoint, rigorous polyphony, and timbral contrasts.

Globe Unity Orchestra: Globe Unity - 50 Years Globe Unity Orchestra:
Globe Unity - 50 Years

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Fifty years after pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach joined the Manfred Schoof Quintet with the Peter Brotzmann Trio and named it the Globe Unity Orchestra, the ensemble is larger and stronger than ever, here celebrating the milestone in a band of 18 of the globe's most impressive improvisers, recorded live in a commanding concert at Jazzfest Berlin 2016.

Shipp, Matthew : Symbol Systems Shipp, Matthew :
Symbol Systems

(Hatology -- Austria )

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Originally issued in 1995 on the No More Records label, this was New York pianist Matthew Shipp's 6th release as a leader and first solo album, still a rarity in his discography, as we hear Shipp in 14 succinct improvisation that explore texture, tone, and his frameworks that embrace a structured approach to theoretical aspects of the music with warmth and lyricism.

Eriksen, Espen Trio w/ Andy Sheppard: Perfectly Unhappy [VINYL + CD] Eriksen, Espen Trio w/ Andy Sheppard:
Perfectly Unhappy [VINYL + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Pianist Espen Eriksen's Trio with bassist Lars Tormod Jenset and drummer Andreas Bye in their third album of melodic and inventive creative jazz, here with 8 new lyrical pieces informed by their extensive touring, and charged by the addition of legendary UK saxophonist Andy Sheppard, for whom Eriksen wrote a set of tunes tailored to his playing.

Eriksen, Espen Trio w/ Andy Sheppard: Perfectly Unhappy Eriksen, Espen Trio w/ Andy Sheppard:
Perfectly Unhappy

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Pianist Espen Eriksen's Trio with bassist Lars Tormod Jenset and drummer Andreas Bye in their third album of melodic and inventive creative jazz, here with 8 new lyrical pieces informed by their extensive touring, and charged by the addition of legendary UK saxophonist Andy Sheppard, for whom Eriksen wrote a set of tunes tailored to his playing.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Ma'adim Vallis [2 CDS] Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Ma'adim Vallis [2 CDS]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two mesmerizing, diverse, and incredibly sophisticated large scale conductions led by Ernesto Rodrigues and an ensemble of more than 30 performers on reeds, guitars, strings, electronics, pianos, voice, megaphone, brass, drums and percussion, rich yet restrained with moments of mystery and excitement, in two complete concerts from Lisbon in 2017 & 2018.

Schiller, Christoph / Eric Ruffing: Trance Schiller, Christoph / Eric Ruffing:
Trance

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Finding common ground between the acoustic past and the electronic present, the duo of Christoph Schiller on spinet and Eric Ruffing on analogue synthesizer present two extended improvisations of tempered interaction, exploring periods of extended sound, timbre and decay, scrabbling inside playing, restrained electronic whines, and active pointillistic playing.

Escargot (Quost / Emaille / Malmendier / Fertin / Freres): Dart Love Escargot (Quost / Emaille / Malmendier / Fertin / Freres):
Dart Love

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Canadian free improvising electroacoustic quintet Escargot of Timothee Quost on trumpet and no-input mixer, Camille Emaille on percussion, Tom Malmednier on snare drums, Xavier Fertin on clarinets, and Louis Freres on bass, in a playful and oft-times bizarre set of collective improvisations, wonderfully eccentric work of strong technical skill and unusual techniques.

Duo Bruo: Episodes Duo Bruo:
Episodes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two Spanish musicians--Ricardo Tejero on clarinet and saxophone, and Paloma Carrasco on cello and piano--both with a long history working together and with legendary improvisers, combine as Duo Bruo, joining their distinctive approaches in free improvisation to create 16 succinct works that present lyrical, spiritual, experimental, and distinctive dialog.

Masing / Petzold / Rodrigues / Rodrigues: Crane Cries Masing / Petzold / Rodrigues / Rodrigues:
Crane Cries

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Emulating the sounds and intentions of cranes through string improvisation and unusual techniques, the quartet of Estonian violinist Elo Masing, German violinist Dietrich Petzold, and Portuguese violist and cellist Ernesto and Guilherme Rodrigues name each of 8 tracks on the behavior of cranes, from forming a flock, migration, fighting, ritual dancing, to nesting.

Quintans, Santiago / Ramon Lopez: Espadas Como Labios Quintans, Santiago / Ramon Lopez:
Espadas Como Labios

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Translating to "Swords Like Lips", the duo of Spanish guitarist Santiago Quintans and percussionist/drummer Ramon Lopez are captured live at La Fonderie in Le Mans, France for 10 improvisations of strong technical playing with lyrical intent and a varied program of kinetic and peaceful interplay, an album that would place well on the ECM label.

Rodrigues, Guilherme / Johan Moir: Hollow Wood Rodrigues, Guilherme / Johan Moir:
Hollow Wood

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Swedish double bassist Johan Moir, who focuses on extended techniques, preparations, Just Intonation and psychoacoustic phenomena, joins with cellist Guilherme Rodrigues in the studio in Berlin to record these 9 dialogs of haunting string improvisations, pushing the limits of their "hollow wood" instruments to create a vast palette of sound and approaches.

Zanuttini, Flavio : La Notte Zanuttini, Flavio :
La Notte

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Italian jazz trumpeter Flavio Zanuttini (Abbey Town Jazz Orchestra) in a solo album exploring the relationship between the primordial sensoriality and vision of the Underworld, conceived and presented through extended techniques and often peculiar approaches to the trumpet as he tells his unusual tale of epic times.

Shibolet, Ariel: 132: Work For Multiphonics Shibolet, Ariel:
132: Work For Multiphonics

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Kadima Collective saxophonist Ariel Shibolet presents an extended solo work for soprano saxophone, a patiently unfolding piece using multiphonics, an extended technique where the typically monophonic saxophone produces several notes at once, the harmonics and textures becoming the focus and excitement as Shibolet commands the instrument into unanticipated territory.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / Peer Schlechta / Ove Volquartz : Music for Two Organs & Two Bass C Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / Peer Schlechta / Ove Volquartz :
Music for Two Organs & Two Bass Clarinets

(Aural Terrains -- E.U. )

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Recording at the Neustadter Kirche in Hofgeismar, Germany, the quartet of Thanos Chrysakis and Peer Schlechta organ with Chris Cundy and Ove Volquartz on bass clarinets, use the resonance and massive sound of their organs to create active improvisations of deep tones, cries, and unearthly squalls, an incredible set of interacting textures and runs.

Leap of Faith Orchestra: SuperClusters Leap of Faith Orchestra:
SuperClusters

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The 4th work using composer, band-leader and multi-instrumentalist David Peck's Frame Notation Scores for his large ensemble Leap of Faith Orchestra, his graphic notation allowing exceptional, unexpected and truly unusual results in large-scale improvisation, an amazing evolution of the big band concept executed by the some of the finest players in the Boston area; amazing!

de Waard, Frans / Takuji Naka / Tim Olive: False Mercury de Waard, Frans / Takuji Naka / Tim Olive:
False Mercury

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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The titles places this unearthly experimental improvisation into the solar system, exactly where the blend of electronics, tapes, contact mics, spring, tubing, pickups and synth demand that the unusual soundscapes from the trio of Frans de Waard, Takuji Naka, and Tim Olive belong, in an alien dialog of interplanetary psychedelia using mutated and mesmerizing sound.

String Theory: Tellurium String Theory:
Tellurium

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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This supergroup of strings--16 musicians on violins, viola, cellos, double basses, piano, psaltery, zither, and guitar--in an intensely restrained collective improvisation recorded live at O'Culto da Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal in 2017, as String Theory's 4th album continues their title themes from the physical universe named here for the rare metalloid "Tellurium".

Almeida, Goncalo / John Dikeman / George Hadow: O Monstro Almeida, Goncalo / John Dikeman / George Hadow:
O Monstro

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An album of intense and passionate free jazz from the Netherlands trio of John Dikeman on sax, George Hadow on drums and Goncalo Almeida on bass, captured live at Zeal 100 in Amsterdam for four romps in creative conversation, balancing technical playing with enthusiastic joy and wild energy, an unusual but very welcome album in the Creative Sources catalog.

Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Frangenheim: Sin Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Frangenheim:
Sin

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An extended studio improvisation recorded in Berlin-Weissensee, Germany in 2016 from the restrained quartet of Axel Dorner on trumpet, Nuno Torres on alto sax, Alexander Frangenheim on double bass, and Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, using advanced techniques in a monumental journey that finds the quartet in a variety of expansive and intriguing dialogs.

Leap Of Faith: Domains Leap Of Faith:
Domains

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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One of the core ensembles in Boston's Evil Clown collective led by multi-reedist David Peck is Leap of Faith, a uniquely inspired collective free improv band with unusual instruments and percussive devices, here in a live concert at Outpost 186 as quintet with Glynis Lomon on cello, Damon Smith on bass, Silvain Castellano on bass, and Yuri ZBitnov on drums & percussion.

Berne, Tim / Matt Mitchell Duo: Angel Dusk Berne, Tim / Matt Mitchell Duo:
Angel Dusk

(Screwgun -- USA )

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Following on New York pianist Matt Mitchell's solo album of Tim Berne compositions, the two join in the studio to record these 8 compositions in a dynamic album of dialogs that includes energetic interaction, explorative playing, and beautiful lyrical work, a profoundly intimate and connected release borne from their long history of collaboration.

Gustafsson, Mats / Jason Adasiewicz: Timeless Gustafsson, Mats / Jason Adasiewicz:
Timeless

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Unexpected directions in this meeting between Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and Chicago vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, in an introspective album of beautiful tonal conversations, relaxed and sophisticated dialogs that mostly eschews the more aggressive side of both musicians in deference to a thoughtful, reflective and elegant set of tunes.

Zorn, John: Insurrection Zorn, John:
Insurrection

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn pens a powerful set of compositions for a quartet led by two astonishing guitarists--Julian Lage and Matt Hollengberg--with a solid driving force from the rhythm section of Trevor Dunn on bass and Kenny Grohowski on drums, as the band navigates a quick-shifting and utterly impressive blend of jazz, rock, funk, blues, and composed music.

Vandermark, Ken / Michael Snow: Duol Vandermark, Ken / Michael Snow:
Duol

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark is fascinated with the visual arts, and was drawn in the 60s to Toronto visual artist, director of the "New York Eye And Ear" film, and most notably here, pianist, Michael Snow; in 2015 they performed together for the first time, this startlingly explosive and informed album the complete recording of that event.

Lovano, Joe / Dave Douglas Sound Prints: Scandal Lovano, Joe / Dave Douglas Sound Prints:
Scandal

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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Mining the traditions of 60s jazz with a focus on Wayne Shorter's Miles Davis era, the long-standing Sound Prints quintet co-led by saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas, with Joey Baron on drums, Linda May Han Oh on bass and Lawrence Fields on piano give their listeners a superb album that balances free and traditional playing with excitement and lyricism.

Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Amphibians Of the Everglades feat Gustave Matamoros: Bow Hard At The Frog Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Amphibians Of the Everglades feat Gustave Matamoros:
Bow Hard At The Frog

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Extending his interest in accompaniment with field recording, Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm took his cello into the Florida Everglades along with soundscape artist and field recordist Gustavo Matamoros, seeking out night creatures, particularly vocalizing frogs, edited down to six intriguing tracks of "outdoor interspecies improvisation".

Lacy, Steve: Stamps [2 CDs] Lacy, Steve:
Stamps [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Originally released on the Hat Hut label in 1979, this 2-CD set of saxophonist Steve Lacy's quintet with Steve Potts on saxophone, Irene Aebi on cello, voice & violin, Kent Carter on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums, are heard live in two tour-de-force concerts, first at the 1977 Jazz Festival, in Willisau, Switzerland, then in 1978 at Jazz Au Totem in Paris, France.

Harris, Beaver / Don Pullen 360-degree Experience: A Well-Kept Secret Harris, Beaver / Don Pullen 360-degree Experience:
A Well-Kept Secret

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Released in 1984 on Hal Wilner's Shemp records, this is the 1st reissue for late drummer Beaver Harris' 360-degree Experience with pianist Don Pullen on piano, in a stellar band with saxophonists Ricky Ford, Hamiet Bluiett, bassist Buster Williams, percussion from Candido & steel drummer Francis Haynes, and four french horn players, a truly forward-thinking jazz album.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues/ Eduardo Chagas/ Andre Hencleeday/ Carlos Santos : Spiric S Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues/ Eduardo Chagas/ Andre Hencleeday/ Carlos Santos :
Spiric Sections

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The affect of Carlos Santos' electronics and recordings are the foundation of this Portuguese quintet's improvisations, creating an environment over which Ernesto & Guilherme Rodrigues on viola & cello, Eduardo Chagas on trombone, and Andre Hencleeday add subtle gestures of unusual approaches to their instruments, in a mysterious album of lowercase improv.

Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Ouroboros [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Ouroboros [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The follow-up to 2008's Brotzmann/Lonberg-Holm duo album on Atavistic, "The Brain of the Dog in Section", this limited LP was recorded in 2011 at The Loft in Koln, Germany, bringing multi-reed legend Peter Brotzmann together again with Chicago cellist and electronic artist Fred Lonberg-Holm for a thrilling album of diverse, dynamic, and superb improvisation.

Thollem / Duroche / Stjames Trio: Live In Our Time Thollem / Duroche / Stjames Trio:
Live In Our Time

(ESP -- USA )

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A free jazz album from a West Coast trio who know their history, and apply it with modern approaches and a joyful energy, as pianist Thollem McDonas, drummer Tim DuRoche and bassist Andre St. James run through three expansive improvisations penned by McDonas and ST. James with exuberant playing and fierce determination in a really great modern jazz record.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Steve Beresford / Alex Ward: Pleasures of the Horror [VINYL] Chadbourne, Eugene / Steve Beresford / Alex Ward:
Pleasures of the Horror [VINYL]

(Bisou Records -- France )

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Eugene Chadbourne has been obsessed with "horror" for years, so when Bisou asked him to make an album for children he suggested theming it on horror movies and monsters, taking keyboardist Steve Beresford and multi-reedist Alex Ward into a London studio to record these 9 tracks, with references to classic horror and to Chad's own Shockabilly project.

Botheen, Christer  / Vilhelm Bromander: Deep Botheen, Christer / Vilhelm Bromander:
Deep

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Deep" is the word, as two Swedish improvisers--bass and contrabass clarinetist Christer Bothen, a member of Fire! Orchestra and Mats Gustafsson's Nu Ensemble, and double bassist Vilhelm Bromander, a peer of Axel Dorner, Sten Sandell, Raymond Strid, &c.--formed the duo "CBVB" to explore the possibilities of their big instruments, heard in this 6 movement, profound suite.

Fraqx (Frank Crijns / Jacq Palinckx): Fraqx Fraqx (Frank Crijns / Jacq Palinckx):
Fraqx

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Fraqx, the Netherlands duo of guitarists Jacq Palinckx and Frank Crijns, both on electric guitar and "devices", debut their collaboration with this 7-part journey of rich deformations, from raw visceral energy to subdued experimentation, a diverse set of textures and powerful playing from two players with a long history of unusual improvisation.

Kimmig, Harald / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Alvaro Rosso / Vasco Trilla Kimmig, Harald / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Alvaro Rosso / Vasco Trilla:
Zweige

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Creative Sources core string improvisers of violist Ernesto Rodrigues, cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, cellist Miguel Mira, and double bassist Alvaro Rosso, with frequent collaborator percussionist Vasco Trilla, are joined by German violinist Harald Kimmig (Trio Kimmig) for a dynamic album that fluctuates from acoustic lowercase to rapid pointillistic improv.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / de Toni / Trilla: Synchronous Rotation Rodrigues / Rodrigues / de Toni / Trilla:
Synchronous Rotation

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A live recording at O'Culto da Ajuda, Lisbon, during the 2017 CreativeFest #11 from the quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Gianna de Toni on double bass, and Vasco Trilla on percussion, a sinuous, curving extended improvisation of subtle shades, with certain rotations more forceful, but always gravitating to quietude.

Faloon, Mike : The Other Night at Quinn's [BOOK] Faloon, Mike :
The Other Night at Quinn's [BOOK]

(Razorcake -- USA )

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Mike Faloon writes about "Quinn's", the upstate NY diner turned into a collaborative, cooperative live music venue and Japanese restaurant co-owned by Steve Ventura and curated by James Keepnews, written from a variety of perspectives, alongside essays, interviews and photographs, as Faloon searches for self and finds fascinating patrons, performers, and music.

Verbruggen / Dumoulin / Haker Flaten / Wooley: kaPSalon [VINYL + 3 PRINTS] Verbruggen / Dumoulin / Haker Flaten / Wooley:
kaPSalon [VINYL + 3 PRINTS]

(Rat Records -- Belgium )

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Recorded during the Jazz Middelheim Festival in 2014, the quartet of Belgium drummer and label-leader Teun Verbrougeh and pianist Jozef Dumoulin are joined with Norwegian bassist living in the US Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, and New York trumpeter Nate Wooley, to record this set of formidable free jazz, released in a vinyl LP with 3 12x12 prints, one for each piece.

Rempis / Piet / Daisy: Throw Tomatoes Rempis / Piet / Daisy:
Throw Tomatoes

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Bringing together two live shows from 2017 of the trio of Chicago luminaries, Dave Rempis on saxophones, Tim Daisy on drums, and Matt Piet on piano, in an exhilarating album of free jazz that shows the excitement of all three in what are only their 3rd and 4th live gigs together, each driving the other to enthusiastic heights amidst contemplative and playful moments.

Rempis / Piet / Daisy: Throw Tomatoes [CASETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Rempis / Piet / Daisy:
Throw Tomatoes [CASETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Bringing together two live shows from 2017 of the trio of Chicago luminaries, Dave Rempis on saxophones, Tim Daisy on drums, and Matt Piet on piano, in an exhilarating album of free jazz that shows the excitement of all three in what are only their 3rd and 4th live gigs together, each driving the other to enthusiastic heights amidst contemplative and playful moments.

Dick, Robert / Tiffany Chang: Raise The River Dick, Robert / Tiffany Chang:
Raise The River

(RogueArt -- France )

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Pioneering West Coast flute improviser Robert Dick, whose command over the instrument is startlingly profound, is joined by young Bay Area drummer Tiffany Chang for nine studio recordings of brilliant interplay, from energetic interaction to introspective beauty, with unusual moments of extended flute technique, an astonishing and engaging album.

Battus / Gauguet / La Casa: Chantier 4 Battus / Gauguet / La Casa:
Chantier 4

(Swarming -- France )

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Using the building site of the Paris Philharmonie as their source location and inspiration, the trio of Pascal Battus using found objects, Bertrand Gauget on saxophone, and Eric La Casa on microphones, improvise and record the background sounds, machines, and environmental influences, using those recordings to create these three fascinating compositions.

Leandre, Joelle: Dire du Dire Leandre, Joelle:
Dire du Dire

(Rectangle -- France )

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An hour-long interview in the French language between French improvisers, bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandre and guiatist Noel Akchote, originally released in 2000, Leandre very engaged and at times quite animated and in good spirits, the CD partitioned into six equal sections for easy indexing.

Sun Ra: The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 [2 CDs] Sun Ra:
The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 [2 CDs]

(Modern Harmonic -- USA )

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In 1973 Sun Ra went into the studio for Impulse! to record "Cymbals" with the octet of Danny Davis, John Gilmore, Elmoe Omoe, Ronnie Boykins, Derek Morris, and Akh Tal Ebah; though 2 LP's worth of material were recorded, the album was never released until now, in a remastered edition bringing listeners this much-anticipated album of synth-heavy, Arkestra-oriented 'Ra.

Sun Ra: The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 [VINYL 2 LPs] Sun Ra:
The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Modern Harmonic -- USA )

Price: $39.95    

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In 1973 Sun Ra went into the studio for Impulse! to record "Cymbals" with the octet of Danny Davis, John Gilmore, Elmoe Omoe, Ronnie Boykins, Derek Morris, and Akh Tal Ebah; though 2 LP's worth of material were recorded, the album was never released until now, in a remastered edition bringing listeners this much-anticipated album of synth-heavy, Arkestra-oriented 'Ra.

Sun Ra: Astro Black Sun Ra:
Astro Black

(Modern Harmonic -- USA )

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From 1973-75 the Impulse! label released a few Sun Ra albums, the first of which was "Astro Black" with a large Arkestra-like ensemble of well-known collaborators making up the band as they perform the title track, "Discipline, "Hidden Spheres" and "Cosmo-Fire", reissued as a 2018 Record Store Day releases in its first proper reissue.

 

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