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Albatre: A Descent Into Maelstrom

Albatre

A Descent Into Maelstrom

(Shhpuma)
Portugal

Price: $15.95
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An experimental music trio playing a joyously harrowing display of urgent bass & sax noise, skewed jazz elements, frantic but meticulous drumming and abrupt moodshifts, representative of the crossover of improv, noise rock and jazz currently made in Holland.

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Davies, Rhodri: Pedwar  [BOX SET, 4 LPs + INSERTS]

Davies, Rhodri

Pedwar [BOX SET, 4 LPs + INSERTS]

(Alt.Vinyl)
UK

Price: $135.00
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Improvising harpist Rhodri Davies in a solo career retrospective box set with 4 LPs (+ download codes) in screenprinted heavy card sleeves with artwork by Jean Luc Guionnet, plus curated flyers, posters, a booklet written by Rhodri Davies, an essay by David Toop, &c. &c.

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Allbee, Liz / Burkhard Beins: Mensch Mensch Mensch [VINYL]

Allbee, Liz / Burkhard Beins

Mensch Mensch Mensch [VINYL]

(Alt.Vinyl)
UK

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Berlin based composer-performers Liz Allbee and Burkhard Beins team up for some electro-acoustic explorations, utilizing synths and field recordings, trumpet and percussion, and tuning forks.

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Butcher, John / Gino Robair: Bottle Breaking Heart Leap [VINYL]

Butcher, John / Gino Robair

Bottle Breaking Heart Leap [VINYL]

(Alt.Vinyl)
UK

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An amazing example of modern free improv from two modern masters--John Butcher on tenor and soprano sax, acoustic and amplified; and percussionist Gino Robair on energized surfaces, blippoo box--playing with frightening intensity in perfectly paced dialog.

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No Pair (Chiapperini / Elia / Trapani / Fusco): Chaos and Order

No Pair (Chiapperini / Elia / Trapani / Fusco)

Chaos and Order

(Long Song Records)
Italy

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A mix of free jazz, rock, and avant-garde experimental music from clarinetist Francesco Chiapperini in a quartet with Gianluca Elia on tenor sax, Dario Trapani on electric guitar, and Anotonio Fusco on drums; lyrical modern jazz with a good dose of free chaos.

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Parker, Evan: Monoceros

Parker, Evan

Monoceros

(psi)
UK

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The four part "Monoceros" was recorded by saxophonist Evan Parker, here on soprano, in 1987, originally for the Incus label, here in a remastered form with Parker showing his masterful use of the extended techniques that have influenced a generation of players.

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Fine, Milo Free Jazz Ensemble: Earlier Outbreaks of Iconoclasm (1976-8) [2 CDs]

Fine, Milo Free Jazz Ensemble

Earlier Outbreaks of Iconoclasm (1976-8) [2 CDs]

(Emanem)
UK

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An excellent reissue of reedist/drummer/pianist Milo Fine, bringing together material released on Hat Hut in 1976 & '7 ("Hah!" & "The Constant Extension Of Inescapable Tradition") plus his never-issued '78 album "When I Was Five Years Old, I Predicted Your Whole Life".

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Russell, John / Phil Durrant / John Butcher: Conceits (1987/1992)

Russell, John / Phil Durrant / John Butcher

Conceits (1987/1992)

(Emanem)
UK

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In 1987 the trio of John Butcher on tenor & soprano sax, Phil Durrant on violin & trombone, and John Russel on acoustic plectrum guitar, released this LP of free improvisations using superb forward-thinking dialog, remarkable 3 decades after its release!

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Mattos, Marcio: SOL[os]

Mattos, Marcio

SOL[os]

(Emanem)
UK

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Surprisingly the first solo album from bassist Marcio Mattos, an important member of the London free improv and jazz scenes since the 70's, here presenting recordings from late 90s and 2000's, and a live recording at St. Mary's Old Church in Stoke Newington, 2010.

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Corsano, Chris / Okkyung Lee / Bill Nace : Live At Stone [VINYL]

Corsano, Chris / Okkyung Lee / Bill Nace

Live At Stone [VINYL]

(Open Mouth)
USA

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The trio of Chris Corsano (drums), Okkyung Lee (cello) and Bill Nace (guitar) performing live at John Zorn's NYC improv club The Stone in 2014, three free improvising titans of the modern age in a very limited LP.

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Klezmerson: Amon: The Book Of Angels Volume 24

Klezmerson

Amon: The Book Of Angels Volume 24

(Tzadik)
USA

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Tzadik's series reinterpreting John Zorn's Masada compositions releases the 24th "Book of Angels", performed by Klezmerson, a Mexico-based ensemble led by violist & composer Benjamin Shwartz, who founded the group in 2003 to integrate music from a Mexican standpoint.

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Musicworks: #121 Spring 2015 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Musicworks

#121 Spring 2015 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks)
Canada

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On the cover, Jean Derome. Inside: Walter Smetak; Barbara Hannigan; Ian Tung; Cris Derksen; Alex Zhang Hungtai; plus reviews of recordings and events, a label profile, essays, &c. &c.

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Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach: Stockholm Connection [3 CDs]

Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach

Stockholm Connection [3 CDs]

(Umlaut Records)
Sweden

Price: $36.95
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A unique 3CD-box from Umlaut Records putting in attention the musical collaborations between two of Sweden's most headstrong musicians: the pioneers Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrom and Sven-Ake Johansson.

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Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald: Ghetto Calypso

Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald

Ghetto Calypso

(Not Two Records)
Poland

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17 succinct improvisations recorded in 2000 from the trio of the late and legendary German free improvising bassist Peter Kowald, West Coast bassist Damon Smith, and alto saxophonist Marco Eneidi, powerful and lyrical improv with a nod to Ayler amidst brilliant playing.

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Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith: Background Information

Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith

Background Information

(Balance Point Acoustics)
USA

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Houston based guitarist Sandy Ewen met BPA label leader, bassist Damon Smith to record these open-minded improvisations in the studio, with Smith also using 7 string electric upright bass, laptop, and field recordings played in real time.

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Apuh!: Ett [VINYL]

Apuh!

Ett [VINYL]

(Palsrobot)
Sweden

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Debut LP of the young Gothenburg, Sweden trio of saxophonist Adrian Asling Sellius, drummer Hampus Ohman-Frolund, and double bass player Matt Dimming, drawing on elements of pop and rock, klezmer, cinematic soundscapes, experimental noise, and free jazz.

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Ghost Trees: The New Gravity

Ghost Trees

The New Gravity

(Future Recordings)
USA

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The 1st proper Ghost Trees full-length release from the duo of Brent Bagwell on tenor sax and Seth Nanaa on drums, presenting 8 songs honed during a year-long, cross-country tour, with the duo in tight communication in restrained and assertive improv with a wide range of influences.

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Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / James O'Sullivan: Asphodels Abide

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / James O'Sullivan

Asphodels Abide

(Aural Terrains)
UK

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Sophisticated and interactive electroacoustic improvisation from the trio of Chris Cundy on bass clarinet, James O'Sullivan on guitar, and Aural Terrains label leader Thanos Chrysakis on laptop, synth and radio, performing the six part "Asphodels Abide".

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Mattin : Songbook #5

Mattin

Songbook #5

(Disembraining Machine )
Australia

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Mattin takes 5 spontaneous 5-minute songs from 5 musicians, and a 25 minute concert structured by 5 instructions based on those song titles, then records vocals for the 5 songs as a singing lecture, then superimposes all 3 to create the five 5-minutes songs on this album.

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Wang, Hong-Kai and Mattin: Collapsing Ourselves

Wang, Hong-Kai and Mattin

Collapsing Ourselves

(Mount Analogue)
Sweden

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A unique album of self-aware conversation from Hong-Kai Wang and Mattin, who record themselves responding to their own dialog, addressing those responses to the audience and adding their reaction to the final recordings, creating an abstract spoken ambiance.

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Frith, Fred And Helen Mirra: Kwangsi - quail [VINYL]

Frith, Fred And Helen Mirra

Kwangsi - quail [VINYL]

(Shhpuma)
Portugal

Price: $24.95
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Helen Mirra uses the index of a W.G. Sebald's novel to create a mysterious, intriguing and fascinating audio world, performed by Mirra on printing press and acoustic guitar, and Fred Frith on rainsticks, mbira, charango, music box, voice, shoes and other objects.

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Alcorn, Susan: Soldad

Alcorn, Susan

Soldad

(Relative Pitch)
USA

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Pedal Steel guitar innovator Susan Alcorn in a mostly solo release, beautifully performing 4 lush compositions by Astor Piazzolla, with bassist Michael Formanek joining for the Alcorn-penned "Suite for AHL".

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Shipp, Matthew Chamber Ensemble: The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael

Shipp, Matthew Chamber Ensemble

The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael

(Relative Pitch)
USA

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Frequent collaborators, Matthew Shipp (piano) and Michael Bisio (bass) are joined by fellow Downtown New Yorker Mat Maneri on viola create what they refer to as a chamber ensemble, performing the 15 improvised and inspired chapters of Shipp & Bisio's "Gospel".

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Wooley, Nate (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran): Battle Pieces

Wooley, Nate (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran)

Battle Pieces

(Relative Pitch)
USA

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"Battle Pieces" was conceived as a background for an improviser, using linguistics, tape processes & aleatoric concepts to fashion an ever-shifting composition that supplies the soloist with information within the context of an ever-changing series of densities, velocities and silences.

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Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan: Stereo Trumpet

Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan

Stereo Trumpet

(Relative Pitch)
USA

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Recordings of two German trumpeters--Birgit Uhler and Leonel Kaplan--both using extended techniques and modern instrumental language, splitting their recordings between the left and right channels for clarity in their fascinating and unconventional dialogs.

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Merega, Giacomo / Noah Kaplan / Marco Cappelli (w/ Anthony Coleman & Mauro Pagani): Watch The Walls

Merega, Giacomo / Noah Kaplan / Marco Cappelli (w/ Anthony Coleman & Mauro Pagani)

Watch The Walls Instead

(Underwolf)
USA

Price: $13.95
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Italian electric bassist Giacomo Merega together with saxophonist Noah Kaplan and guitarist Marco Cappelli for a set of rhythm-less free form improvisations recorded in Brooklyn, NYC, with pianist Anthony Coleman and violin player Mauro Pagini joining for several tacks.

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Kaplan, Noah / Giacomo Merega / Joe Moffett: Crows And Motives

Kaplan, Noah / Giacomo Merega / Joe Moffett

Crows And Motives

(Underwolf)
USA

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The NY trio of saxophonist Noah Kaplan, electric bassist Giacomo Merega, and trumpeter Moffett, in free improvisation focusing on texture and tone, applying traditional counterpoint to contemporary improvisation.

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Dollshot: Dollshot

Dollshot

Dollshot

(Underwolf)
USA

Price: $13.95
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An unusual and thickly strung album bridging dark rock and improvised music from saxophonist Noah Kaplan, bassist and prepared bassis Giacomo Merega, bassist and prepared painist Wes Matthews, and vocalist Rosalie Kaplan.

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Daniel, Sylvain / Gregoire Galichet / Matthieu Metzger: Killing Spree

Daniel, Sylvain / Gregoire Galichet / Matthieu Metzger

Killing Spree

(Ayler)
France

Price: $16.95
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Saxophonist Matthieu Metzger takes us on the dark side in a "Killing Spree" with electric bassist Sylvain Daniel and drummer Gregoire Galichet, 9 pieces of demanding improvisation that share a Naked City or Court of the Crimson King energy fueled by awesome technical prowess.

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Fasteau, Kali Z (with Jordan / Rozie / Parran / McBee): Piano Rapture

Fasteau, Kali Z (with Jordan / Rozie / Parran / McBee)

Piano Rapture

(Flying Note)
USA

Price: $12.95
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New York pianist Kali Z. Fasteau in a quintet with L. Mixashawn Rozie on sax, flute, and djembe, Kidd Jordan on tenor sax, J.D. Parran on flute and clarinet, and Ron McBee on percussion, a beautiful journey in jazz that borrows from the past while looking to the future.

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Best Sellers in This Category:

Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach: Stockholm Connection [3 CDs]

Parker, Evan: Monoceros

Parker, Evan / Paul Dunmall / Tony Bianco: Extremes

Grimal, Alexandra / Giovanni Di Domenico: Chergui [2 CDs]

Klezmerson: Amon: The Book Of Angels Volume 24

Haino, Keiji / Peter Brotzmann / Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues PT 2

Felizardo, Filipe: Guitar Soli for the Moa and the Frog

Spunk: Adventura Botanica

Haitian Rail (Ed Ricart, Nick Millevoi, Dan Blacksberg, Kevin Shea): Solarists

Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser): Golden State II

Russell, John / Phil Durrant / John Butcher: Conceits (1987/1992)

Merega, Giacomo / Noah Kaplan / Marco Cappelli (w/ Anthony Coleman & Mauro Pagani): Watch The Walls

Fine, Milo Free Jazz Ensemble: Earlier Outbreaks of Iconoclasm (1976-8) [2 CDs]

Subtle Lip Can: Reflective Drime

Albatre: A Descent Into Maelstrom

Hypercolor: Hypercolor

Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald: Ghetto Calypso

Sa, Joana & Luis Jose Martins: Almost a Song

Neuringer, Keir: Ceremonies Out Of The Air

Gjerstad, Frode Quartet (Bradford / Bergman / akLaff): Ikosa Mura