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McPhee, Joe & John Snyder: To Be Continued [VINYL]

McPhee, Joe & John Snyder

To Be Continued [VINYL]

(Kye)
USA

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The first meeting of saxophonist/trumpeter Joe McPhee and John Synder, here on an ARP2600 synth, in a communal ritual septet concert for friends and neighbors titled "Ancient to the Future" performed at New York's Holy Cross Monastery in 1973, here in its first ever release.

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Yoshihide, Otomo : Guitar Solo 2015 LEFT

Yoshihide, Otomo

Guitar Solo 2015 LEFT

(Doubtmusic)
Japan

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Reflecting on his studies with guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi, Otomo Yoshihide plays one of Takayanagi's favorite electric guitars, a 1963 Gibson-175, to record 6 extended and informed free improvisations, including Ornette's "Lonely Woman" and "Song for Che".

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Tiger Hatchery: Sun Worship

Tiger Hatchery

Sun Worship

(ESP)
USA

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Chicago power-jazz trio Tiger Hatchery in an album from the free jazz tradition born from Albert Ayler and Peter Brotzmann, with aggressively powerful approaches that cross into noise-rock, but remain firmly rooted in modern free improvisation.

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Tiger Hatchery: Sun Worship [VINYL]

Tiger Hatchery

Sun Worship [VINYL]

(ESP)
USA

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Chicago power-jazz trio Tiger Hatchery in an album from the free jazz tradition born from Albert Ayler and Peter Brotzmann, with aggressively powerful approaches that cross into noise-rock, but remain firmly rooted in modern free improvisation.

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Morris, Joe : Solos - Bimhuis

Morris, Joe

Solos - Bimhuis

(Relative Pitch)
USA

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Live recordings from guitarist Joe Morris, performing solo at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in two Octobers from 2013 to 2014, showing remarkable technical and creative skills while captivating his audience with accessible progressions and story-telling; masterful!

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Battus, Pascal / Lionel Marchetti / Emmanuel Petit : La Vie Dans Les Bois

Battus, Pascal / Lionel Marchetti / Emmanuel Petit

La Vie Dans Les Bois

(Herbal International)
Malaysia

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A document of a musical performance recorded in the open air near a castle in France by Pascal Bathus and Emmanuel Petit on electric guitars, and Lionel Marchetti credited with "electricity", recorded while Yoko Higashi who performed a butoh dance during their music performance.

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Land of Marigold (Joshua Zubot & Ellwood Epps): Creosote

Land of Marigold (Joshua Zubot & Ellwood Epps)

Creosote

(Barnyard)
Canada

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The Montreal duo of trumpeter Ellwood Epps and Josh Zubot on violin and low octave violin for 9 upbeat, technically superb and intricate instant improvisations, what they refer to as "foot-tapping for ghosts, seeing the northern lights from underwater".

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Ayler, Albert: Spirits Rejoice [VINYL]

Ayler, Albert

Spirits Rejoice [VINYL]

(ESP)
USA

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Legendary saxophonist Albert Ayler recorded this album in 1965 with the phenomenal band with brother Donald Ayler on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto sax, Sunny Murray on drums, Call Cobbs on harpsichord, and Gary Peacock and Henry Grime on bass, reissued with its original cover.

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Iskra 1903: Buzz Soundtrack

Iskra 1903

Buzz Soundtrack

(Emanem)
UK

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Music for the 1971 film by Michael Grigsby and performed by the trio of Paul Rutherford (trombone), Derek Bailey (guitar) and Barry Guy (double bass), a fascinating and distinctive set, more restrained and gentle than their live performances from that time.

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Pride, Mike: Listening Party

Pride, Mike

Listening Party

(Akord Records/Subkulturni Azil)
Slovenia

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The first solo album from Downtown NY drummer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Pride, 18 diverse and succinct pieces for percussion instruments, studio creations, glockenspiel etudes & drum set improvisations with rhythmically superb music and some strange bits of NYC humor.

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Norstebo / Strid / De Heney: Oslo Wien [2 CDs]

Norstebo / Strid / De Heney

Oslo Wien [2 CDs]

(VA FONGOOL)
Norway

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Norwegian trombonist Henrik Munkeby Norstebo's recurring trio with Swedish drummer Raymond Strid and Swiss double bassist Nina de Heney in a 2-CD release featuring two complete concerts from 2014, first at Bidroban in Norway, and then at Freistunde in Vienna, Austria.

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Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: Sleeping Beauty [VINYL]

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra

Sleeping Beauty [VINYL]

(KS Art Yard Series)
Netherlands

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An extremely soulful electric album from Sun Ran and the Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra, a groove driven and funky swirling masterpiece from the late 70's.

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Russell, John (with Phil Minton, Thurston Moore, Evan Parker, &c.): With...

Russell, John (with Phil Minton, Thurston Moore, Evan Parker, &c.)

With...

(Emanem)
UK

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British free improvising guitar master John Russell's 60th birthday gig at London's CAfe Oto is presented in a duo with Phil Minton, a trio with Henry Lowther & Satoko Fakuda, in a trio with Evan Parker and John Edwards, and in a duo with Thurston Moore.

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ISKRA 1903 (Rutherford / Bailey / Guy): Chapter One (1970-2) [3 CDs]

ISKRA 1903 (Rutherford / Bailey / Guy)

Chapter One (1970-2) [3 CDs]

(Emanem)
UK

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A reissue of Emanem 4031, a classic concert and studio performances from '70-'72 by the innovative trio of Paul Rutherford (trombone, piano) Derek Bailey (guitar) and Barry Guy (double bass), which was a much expanded reissue of the early Incus releaes 3/4 of the same name.

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Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink: FMP 0130 [VINYL]

Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink

FMP 0130 [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos)
Austria

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A reissue of this 1973 LP of succinct free improvsation by Peter Brotzmann, Fred van Hove, and Han Bennink, with Brotzmann on clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone, bass saxophones, van Hove plays celesta & piano, and Bennink on drums and a crazy assortment of percussive devices.

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Mazurek, Rob / Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables: Volume 1 [2 CDs]

Mazurek, Rob / Exploding Star Orchestra

Galactic Parables: Volume 1 [2 CDs]

(Cuneiform)
USA

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Composer, cornetist, and musical director Rob Mazurek leads his largest regular ensemble, the Exploding Star Orchestra, through one of his most ambitious recordings, part of an epic science fiction opera inspired by the writings of Samuel R. Delany and Stanislaw Lem.

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Blaser, Samuel: Spring Rain

Blaser, Samuel

Spring Rain

(Whirlwind)
UK

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Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser pays tribute to clarinetist and composer Jimmy Giuffre, in a quartet with Russ Lossing on piano & keys, Drew Gress on double bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, merging Giuffre's lyrical forms to create new and innovative compositions.

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Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark): Western Automatic

Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark)

Western Automatic

(Aerophonic)
USA

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Four generations of Chicago saxophonists--Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams, and Nick Mazzarella--come together in an interactive saxophone quartet with each player providing 2 compositions of well-developed, powerful, engaging free and lyrical jazz.

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Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker-Flaten / Rosaly / Daisy): Cash And Carry

Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker-Flaten / Rosaly / Daisy)

Cash And Carry

(Aerophonic)
USA

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After 10 years together, the Rempis Percussion Quartet led by saxophonist Dave Rempist, Frank Rosaly, Tim Daisy on drums and percussion, and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass, recorded this concert at Chicago's Hungry Brain for a superlative album of rhythmically simmering free improv.

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Gibbs, Michael & the NDR Bigband: In My View

Gibbs, Michael & the NDR Bigband

In My View

(Cuneiform)
USA

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British jazz composer and arranger Michael Gibbs directs his NDR Big Band through a set of lyrical jazz pieces with brilliant arrangements, including four original compositions and compositions from Carla Bley, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, Gordon Jenkins, and Ron Carter.

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Gibbs, Michael & the NDR Bigband featuring Bill Frisell: Play a Bill Frisell Setlist

Gibbs, Michael & the NDR Bigband featuring Bill Frisell

Play a Bill Frisell Setlist

(Cuneiform)
USA

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Guitarist Bill Frisell's first-ever appearance as the featured soloist on a big band session, performing with British composer and arranger Michael Gibbs and his NDR Bigband for a tour de force album playing over arrangements of compositions drawn from his career.

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Mycale: Gomory: The Book Of Angels Volume 25

Mycale

Gomory: The Book Of Angels Volume 25

(Tzadik)
USA

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The 25th Book of Angels, performing Zorn's lyrical Masada compositions, is the 2nd B.O.A. release from the a cappella vocal quartet Mycale, using a variety of texts in Portuguese, Berber, Hebrew, French and Spanish to fashion lush harmonies and strong rhythmic drive.

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Frith, Fred / Evan Parker: Hello, I Must Be Going

Frith, Fred / Evan Parker

Hello, I Must Be Going

(Victo)
Canada

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Two masters who rarely play together--guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist Evan Parker--performing together as a duo at the 30th Musique Actuelle Festival in Victoriaville, Canada for an amazing exchange of ideas and intensely subtle dialog.

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Threadgill, Henry & Zooid: In for a Penny, In for a Pound [2 CDs]

Threadgill, Henry & Zooid

In for a Penny, In for a Pound [2 CDs]

(Pi Recordings)
USA

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Henry Threadgill's new epic work in four movements written specifically to feature each of the musicians in Zooid: "Ceroepic" for Elliott Kavee (drums), "Dosepic" for Christopher Hoffman (cello), "Tresepic" for Jose Davila (trombone & tuba), and "Unoepic" for Liberty Ellman (guitar).

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Abrams, Joshua: Magnetoception [VINYL]

Abrams, Joshua

Magnetoception [VINYL]

(Eremite)
USA

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Joshua Abrams on bass and guimbri for his 1st large scale work on vinyl, with the core ensemble of guitarists Emmett Kelly & Jeff Parker, and drummer Hamid Drake, on which Abrams added solo pieces for harp & clarinet, making this wonderfully multi-ethnic textural album.

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Kahn, Jason: Things Fall Apart

Kahn, Jason

Things Fall Apart

(Herbal International)
Malaysia

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Sound artist Jason Kahn performing in Zurich at the Kunstraum Walcheturm arts organization, recording fourteen short improvised sections, focusing on heavily effected drums and percussive elements augmented with synthetics, radio, plus work exclusively for voice.

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Renga Ensemble, The: Falzone / Vandermark / Jackson / Rothenberg / Stein / Goldberg: The Room Is

Renga Ensemble, The: Falzone / Vandermark / Jackson / Rothenberg / Stein / Goldberg

The Room Is

(Allos Documents)
USA

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Chicago clarinetist James Falzone leads a sextet of reeds with Ken Vandermark, Ben Goldberg, Keefe Jackson, Ned Rothenberg, & Jason Stein in a set of 14 intelligent compositions joining minimalism, classical inferences and jazz with asymmetrical parts using both structure and freedom.

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Last Exit: Iron Path

Last Exit

Iron Path

(ESP)
USA

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A much-needed reissue of this 1988 Last Exit album, with Bill Laswell (bass), Peter Brotzmann (sax), Sonny Sharrock (guitar) and Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums), muscular "darkwave" improvisation of virtuosic playing with superb energy, suspense and tension.

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Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal: Heretofore

Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal

Heretofore

(Umlaut Records)
France

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The duo of tenor saxophonist Bertrand Denzler and percussionist Antonin Gerbal, 2/3 of the Zoor trio, in an album of free improvisation contrasting simple and complex sounds, organic and mechanical rhythms while evoking asymmetric, geometric or enigmatic shapes.

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Niblock, Phil: Touch Three

Niblock, Phil

Touch Three

(Touch)
UK

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Spontaneous Music Orchestra: Mouthpiece

Spontaneous Music Orchestra

Mouthpiece

(Emanem)
UK

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Outrageous sounds produced by a workshop orchestra directed by John Stevens - an SME-type improvisation; instrumental & vocal drones; a mechanically rhythmic yet unpredictable piece; and an all-out improv featuring non-vocal mouth sounds, vocal sounds & instruments.

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Lacy, Steve: Shots

Lacy, Steve

Shots

(Hatology)
Switzerland

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A reissue of the uniquely configured trio of soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, Masa Kwate on traditional Japanese percussion, and Irene Aebi on voice and violin, from their 1977 LP release on the French Musica label, restored and remastered.

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Eskelin, Ellery: Solo Live At Snugs

Eskelin, Ellery

Solo Live At Snugs

(Hatology)
Switzerland

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Ellery Eskelin performing solo on tenor saxophone at 61 Local in Brooklyn, NY, four original compositions, personal and distinctive improvisation like listening to tales from a well seasoned and adept traveler.

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Brotzmann / McPhee / Kessler / Zerang: Tales Out Of Time

Brotzmann / McPhee / Kessler / Zerang

Tales Out Of Time

(Hatology)
Switzerland

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A much-needed reissue of the 2002 release from the quartet of Peter Brotzmann (reeds), Joe McPhee (sax, pocket cornet, trumpet), Kent Kessler (double bass) and Michael Zerang (drums & percussion) recording in the studio for incredible free improvisation from four titans.

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Sousa / Berthling / Ferrandini: Casa Futuro

Sousa / Berthling / Ferrandini

Casa Futuro

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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With members from Fire!, Red Trio, Amado Motion Trio, &c., the trio of Pedro Sousa (sax), Johan Berthling (bass) and GabrielFerrandini (drums) push the envelope in free improvisation that is energetic, argumentative, restless, and ultimately extremely intelligent.

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Universal Indians + Joe McPhee (Dikeman / Strom / Ostvang): Skullduggery

Universal Indians + Joe McPhee (Dikeman / Strom / Ostvang)

Skullduggery

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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The free improvising trio of John Dikeman on sax, Jon Rune Strom on bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums, invites Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet and alto sax for a release of rugged free improv using unorthodox approaches and amazing dexterity in their playing.

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Riley, Howard : 10.11.12 [VINYL]

Riley, Howard

10.11.12 [VINYL]

(NoBusiness)
Lithuania

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Five original compositions and a great rendering of "Lush Life" from British pianist Howard Riley performing solo at the Jazz Jungtys Festival in Kaunas, 2012, brilliant and focused playing showing his masterful skills deeply steeped in tradition and freedom.

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Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity (Roligheten / Eldh / Nilssen): Firehouse

Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity (Roligheten / Eldh / Nilssen)

Firehouse

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen (Zanussi 5, Bushman's Revenge, Puma, &c.) leads his new Acoustic Unity trio of Petter Eldh on double bass and Andre Roligheten (Albatrosh) on sax through 8 tightly conceived original jazz compositions with contributions from all 3 players.

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Lama + Joachim Badenhorst  (Silva / Smith / Almedia): The Elephant's Journey

Lama + Joachim Badenhorst (Silva / Smith / Almedia)

The Elephant's Journey

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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Crossing tonal material with post-bop playing, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva leads her LAMA trio in electroacoustic and traditional playing, with guest reedist Joachim Badenhorst adding a masterful edge, as they interpret the novel by the Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago.

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Keune, Stefan / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble: Fractions [VINYL]

Keune, Stefan / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble

Fractions [VINYL]

(NoBusiness)
Lithuania

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Five freely improvised tracks recorded live in 2013 at London's Vortex Jazz Club from the trio of Stefan Keune on soprano & tenor sax, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Steve Noble on drums & percussion, playing demanding active work and more introspective inner dialog; exceptional!

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Hertenstein, Joe HNH (Hertenstein / Niggenkemper / Heberer): [2nd release]

Hertenstein, Joe HNH (Hertenstein / Niggenkemper / Heberer)

[2nd release]

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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Drummer Joe Herteinstein's followup to his 1st Clean Feed HNH album from his New York trio with Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and Thomas Heberer on cornet, adding a New York attitude to European modern jazz, with oustanding playing using a mix of traditional and inventive approaches.

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Hocevar, Dre Trio (De Looze / St.Louis / Hocevar / Pluta): Coding of Evidentially

Hocevar, Dre Trio (De Looze / St.Louis / Hocevar / Pluta)

Coding of Evidentially

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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A multinational jazz trio using compositional and improvisational approaches, led by drummer Dre Hocevar, with Bram De Looze on piano, and Lester St. Louis on cello, plus NY electronics artist Sam Pluta providing signal processing on the title track.

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Double-Basse (Petit / Duboc): This is Not Art

Double-Basse (Petit / Duboc)

This is Not Art

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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French free improvisers Benjamin Duboc (double bass) and Jean-Luc Petit (contrabass & clarinet) in a moody album of bass tones, deep harmonics and rich timbral interaction with beautiful pacing that rises in confrontation and then descends back to artful darkness.

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Davis, Kris Infrasound (Davis / Goldberg / Noriega / Badenhorst / Bishop / Radley / Versace / Black)

Davis, Kris Infrasound (Davis / Goldberg / Noriega / Badenhorst / Bishop / Radley / Versace / Black)

Save Your Breath

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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A superb octet including pianist and leader Kris Davis providing innovative compositions, with the powerful support of Ben Goldberg, Oscar Noriega, Joachim Badenhorst & Andrew Bishop on reeds, Nate Radley on guitar, Gary Versace on organ, and Jim Black on drums.

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Convergence Quartet (Taylor Ho Bynum / Alexander Hawkins / Dominic Lash / Harris Eisenstadt): Owl Ja

Convergence Quartet (Taylor Ho Bynum / Alexander Hawkins / Dominic Lash / Harris Eisenstadt)

Owl Jacket [VINYL]

(NoBusiness)
Lithuania

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The 4th release from the international quartet of NY cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, Canadian drummer Harris Eisenstadt, and UK bassist Dominic Lash and pianist Alexander Hawkins, with compositions from all 4 players, including an adaptation of traditional Ghanaian & Gambian pieces.

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Carvalhais, Hugo (Pifarely / Pinto / Cymerman / Pifarely): Grand Valis

Carvalhais, Hugo (Pifarely / Pinto / Cymerman / Pifarely)

Grand Valis

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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Bassist and composer Hugo Carvalhais in an album hinting at chamber jazz with Dominique Pifarely's extraordinary violin work, but taking the music into unusual territory with his own keyboards, electronics, and by Jeremiah Cymerman's electronic manipulations.

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Berger, Karl / Kirk Knuffke: Moon [2 CDs]

Berger, Karl / Kirk Knuffke

Moon [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness)
Lithuania

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After performing at a night dedicated to Ed Blackwell and Don Cherry, vibraphone legend Karl Berger invited trumpeter Knuffke to Woodstock to teach and perform with him, from which this lovely album of duets was born, 2 CDs of original compositions of free and lyrical playing.

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All Included (Kuchen / Johansson / Aleklint / Strom / Ostvang): Satan in Plain Clothes

All Included (Kuchen / Johansson / Aleklint / Strom / Ostvang)

Satan in Plain Clothes

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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With members from Angles, Universal Indians, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Friends and Neighbors, &c. the quintet of Martin Kuchen (sax), Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Mats Aleklin (trombone), Jon Rune Strom (bass) and Tollef Ostvang (drums) play modern, energetic jazz that kicks Satan's ass; highly recommended!

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Scrambling Ex, The (Van Huffel / Willers / Stiedle): The Scrambling Ex

Scrambling Ex, The (Van Huffel / Willers / Stiedle)

The Scrambling Ex

(FMR)
UK

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A bass-less collaborative trio consisting of three forward-moving, attacking players--Peter Van Huffel (reeds); Oliver Steidle-drums; Andreas Willer-guitars & bass--in a mix of modern jazz compositions and the intuitive process of spontaneous musical creation.

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Schlippenbach / Parker / Edwards / Prevost: 3 Nights at Cafe Oto

Schlippenbach / Parker / Edwards / Prevost

3 Nights at Cafe Oto

(Matchless)
UK

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Presenting 3 CDs, a DVD, and a solid 80-page book of images and text, capturing 3 nights at Cafe Oto from the trio of Evan Parker (tenor sax), John Edwards (double bass), and Eddie Prevost (drums), joined one night by Alexander v. Schlippenbach, and another night by Christof Thewes.

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Jackson, Tom / Benedict Taylor / Daniel Thompson : Hunt At The Brook

Jackson, Tom / Benedict Taylor / Daniel Thompson

Hunt At The Brook

(FMR)
UK

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Clarinetist Tom Jackson with two string playesr--violist Benedict Taylor and guitarist Daniel Thompson--in empathic improvisation where their individual voices permit a wide range of approaches in interactive improvisation, from fragile contemplation to active interaction.

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Hubweber / Schubert / Schlippenbach / Thomas / Wllers: Intricacies [2 CDs]

Hubweber / Schubert / Schlippenbach / Thomas / Wllers

Intricacies [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness)
Lithuania

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Performing live at B-Flat, in Berlin, Germany in 2014, this album aptly names the intricate interactions and dialog from this sophisticated and seasoned quartet, performing extended collective compositions that showcases each player while emphasizing their group dynamic.

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Gjerstad, Frode Trio (w/ Paal Nilssen-Love / Jon Rune Strom): Miyazaki

Gjerstad, Frode Trio (w/ Paal Nilssen-Love / Jon Rune Strom)

Miyazaki

(FMR)
UK

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One of the great modern groups in free improvisations, saxophonist & clarinetist Frode Gjerstad leads teh trio of Jon Rune Strom on bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums in a liver performance at Miyazaki, Japan for 2 extended and 1 short improv of vital, informed and exuberant improvisations.

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Dunmall, Paul / Tony Bianco: Autumn

Dunmall, Paul / Tony Bianco

Autumn

(FMR)
UK

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The collaboration of UK saxophonist Paul Dunmall and American ex-pat drummer Tony Bianco has at least a 15 year history, heard in these telepathic duos of free improvisation recorded at Delbury Hall, Shropshire in 2014 for 3 extended works of breathtaking playing.

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Djupvik, Ola: Idiophonics

Djupvik, Ola

Idiophonics

(FMR)
UK

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Recorded and performed without loops, overlays or other technological aid, Norwegian drummer and composer Ola Djupvik explores his limits in a mix of European free improvisation, minimalism and contemporary composers like John Cage and Morton Feldman.

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Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: iO

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert

iO

(FMR)
UK

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After their "Live in Russia" volumes, eloquent French Canadian saxophonist and creative drummer Michel Lambert present 9 new improvisations recorded at Resonance studios in their home town of Montreal, a tremendous dialog between these two free yet lyrical players.

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Gustafsson, Mats / Merzbow / Balazs Pandi / Thurston Moore: Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper [VINYL]

Gustafsson, Mats / Merzbow / Balazs Pandi / Thurston Moore

Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper [VINYL]

(Rarenoise Records)
USA

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The followup to "Cuts" by Japanese noisemaker Merzbow (aka Masami Akita), Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and Hungarian drummer Balazs Pandi, adding Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore to create a supergroup of vicious sonic improvisation spanning 4 nations.

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Taylor, Cecil Quartet: Michigan State University, April 15th 1976

Taylor, Cecil Quartet

Michigan State University, April 15th 1976

(Hi Hat)
UK

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A live recording from the Power Center, Michigan State University at Ann Arbor in 1976 broadcast on WCBN-FM's Jazz Alive program, with pianist Cecil Taylor leading the quintet of Jimmy Lyons (sax), David S. Ware (sax), Raphe Malik (trumpet) and Marc Edwards (drums).

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Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura [VINYL]

Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura [VINYL]

(DAGORED)
Italy

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Actually an Ennio Morricone album, this 1971 film score for Enzo Castellari's movie "Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura" was performed by radical improvisers Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, of which Morricone was a founding member.

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Courtis, Alan / Aaron Moore: Bring Us Some Honest Food [VINYL]

Courtis, Alan / Aaron Moore

Bring Us Some Honest Food [VINYL]

(Dancing Wayang)
UK

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Argentine guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Alan Couris (Volcano the Bear) and Brooklyn-based British drummer Aaron Moore in an album of improvisation almost literally using the kitchen sink, then manipulated in the studio for additional layering and collage.

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Lytton, Paul: ?!

Lytton, Paul

?!

(Pleasure of the Text Records)
USA

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The first solo electronics and percussion album by radical and legendary British improvisor Paul Lytton since 1979, recorded in the studio in Germany, and using a wealth of homemade instruments, laptop, percussive devices, objects, and electro-mechanical devices.

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Zoor: Volumes A + B

Zoor

Volumes A + B

(Umlaut Records)
France

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The French trio of saxophonist Bertrand Denzler, guitarist Jean-Sebastien Mariage and drummer Antonin Gerbal in two extended works beginning and ending on a sustained plateau while maintaining a constant state of anticipatory suspense using no electronics, treatments or effects.

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Bradford, Bobby / John Carter Quintet: No U Turn, Live in Pasadena 1975

Bradford, Bobby / John Carter Quintet

No U Turn, Live in Pasadena 1975

(Dark Tree Records)
France

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The Bobby Bradford & John Carter Quintet captured in performance in 1975, the earliest known recording of this configuration live from their 70s period in Los Angeles, playing amazing free jazz with Stanley Carter and Roberto Mirando on bass, and William Jeffrey on drums.

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Roberts, Matana : Always

Roberts, Matana

Always

(Relative Pitch)
USA

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Two passionate studio improvisations from saxophonist Matana Roberts, who lovingly dedicates the album to "those bard(s) of summer...the ideas herein of which I gleaned/interrogated/investigated/celebrated with you..."; subtle, rich, and inspiring.

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Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano Duo: All The Ghosts At Once

Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano Duo

All The Ghosts At Once

(Relative Pitch)
USA

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The enduring sax and drum duo format is invigorated with US drummer Chris Corsano and Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen, who push each other in free improvisation that uses insanely great technique while delivering a passionate and ecstatic dialog.

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Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride: Pulverize The Sound

Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride

Pulverize The Sound

(Relative Pitch)
USA

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The trio of trumpeter Peter Evans, electric bassist Tim Dahl, and drummer/percussionist Mike Pride have played together since 2010, crossing the boundaries of improvisation, composition and rock in dynamic genre-defying music intended to be played loud.

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Gallio / Rupp: Fasane Hula Punk

Gallio / Rupp

Fasane Hula Punk

(Rapid Moment)
Malaysia

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The duo of electric guitarist Olaf Rupp and soprano saxophonist Christoph Gallio in a set of 13 studio improvisations, restrained and thoughtful dialog of great technical skill and unusual tonal approaches to both instruments.

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Gustafsson, Mats w/ John Russell & Phil Minton: a duo(s) [VINYL]

Gustafsson, Mats w/ John Russell & Phil Minton

a duo(s) [VINYL]

(Bocian)
Poland

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Multi-reedist Mats Gustafsson explores unique environments in improvised music with two duos performed live at Cafe OTO, one duo per side, the first with free vocalist Phil Minton for understated gargling and instrumental aberrations; the second with guitarist John Russell.

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Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: A Heart That Responds From Schooling

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams

A Heart That Responds From Schooling

(Unsounds)
Netherlands

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The 2nd release from Italian composer/performer Alessandro Bosetti and Australian pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks), a very intimate album of sonic explorations that spans improvised fragments and original renditions of compositions like Steve Lacy's "Esteem" with Bosetti's lyrics.

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Russell / Beresford / Edwards / Liavik Solberg: Will It Float? [VINYL]

Russell / Beresford / Edwards / Liavik Solberg

Will It Float? [VINYL]

(VA FONGOOL)
Norway

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Norwegian drummer Stale Liavik Solberg leads this quartet with prominent British improvisers, guitarist John Russell, bassist John Edwards, and Steve Beresford on electronics and objects, the latter adding an unusual edge to superb interactive playing.

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Palestine, Charlemagne & Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra: ggrrreeebbbaaammmnnnuuuccckkkaaallloo

Palestine, Charlemagne & Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra

ggrrr...ww!!! [VINYL]

(Important Records)
USA

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The 2nd night of Charlemagne Palestine's residency at London's Cafe OTO, collaborating with Grumbling Fur--Daniel O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker--in a ritualistic performance using crystalware, processed strings, live tape manipulations, Indian harmonium, Fisher-Price toys, &c.

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Watson, Ian / Susie Hodder-Williams : The Tao Of Homeopathy

Watson, Ian / Susie Hodder-Williams

The Tao Of Homeopathy

(FMR)
UK

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A meditative double CD with subtle flavours of flute and gamelan accompanying a reading by Ian Watson, the author of "The Tao of Homeopathy" exploring the philosophies and practices of homeopathy and Taoism."-Susie Hodder-Williams

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SAKA: Posh?!

SAKA

Posh?!

(FMR)
UK

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The free improvising trio of bassist Jon Rune Strom (Frode Gjerstad Trio, Paal Nilssen-Love, &c), tenor saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts and percussionist Dag Erik Knedal Andersen, fiery free jazz with great technical skills and an oddly playful side.

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Pavone, Jessica: Knuckle Under [VINYL]

Pavone, Jessica

Knuckle Under [VINYL]

(TAIGA)
USA

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Jessica Pavone's recent solo works for viola and voice stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration, combining her long tone rituals with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content.

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Haino, Keiji / Peter Brotzmann / Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues PT 1  [VINYL]

Haino, Keiji / Peter Brotzmann / Jim O'Rourke

Two City Blues PT 1 [VINYL]

(Trost Records)
Austria

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The first of two releases documenting the trio of three towering figures--German free jazz legend Peter Brotzmann, Japanese avant-garde wizard Keiji Haino, and wildly versatile American composer and musician Jim O'Rourke--recording at Shinjuku Pit Inn, in Tokyo, 2010.

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Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Eroina [VINYL]

Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

Eroina [VINYL]

(Holidays Records)
Italy

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A 1971 recording from this early Italian free improvising group featuring Ennio Morricone,a series of haunting improvisations, each inspired by the effects of a different drug, made of electronic glitches, skronky horns, pounded piano, funky drums, and tape experiments.

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Graewe / Mattos / Vatcher: Subsymbolism

Graewe / Mattos / Vatcher

Subsymbolism

(Nuscope)
USA

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The first release from the German free improvising trio of pianist Georg Graewe, bassist Marcio Mattos, and drummer Michael Vatcher, playing Graewe's rich and intricate spontaneous compositions that ebb and flow effortlessly into each other.

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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

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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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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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Detail: Stevens / Pedersen / Gjerstad: First Detail

Detail: Stevens / Pedersen / Gjerstad

First Detail

(Rune Grammofon)
Norway

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Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad started the forward thinking free improv group Detail in 1981 with Eivin One Pederson on keys and SME legend, drummer John Stevens; this live recording of the original lineup is a fantastic document of the roots of this important band.

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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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