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Angles 3: Parede Angles 3:
Parede

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Martin Kuchen's Angles band changes shape constantly, originally a trio and expanding as large as Angles 10, but this album, recorded live at SMUP, Parede, Portugal in 2016, returns the band to the original trio of Kuchen on sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on double bass, and Kjell Nordeson on drums & percussion, reworking Angles compositions to their essence.

Honest John w/ Ab Baars: Treem Honest John w/ Ab Baars:
Treem

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Norwegian quintet Honest John of Ole Henrik Moe on violin, Kim Johannesen on guitar & banjo, Ola Hoyer on double bass, Erik Nylander on drums & drum machine, on Klaus Ellerhusen sax and clarinet, are joined by multi-reedist and shakuhachi player Ab Baars at Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria to capture this quirky, controlled, and incredibly knowledgeable concert.

Clark, Scott: Tonow Clark, Scott:
Tonow

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Drummer Scott Clark continues to explore his Native American roots in this album dedicated to the protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota, each heartfelt piece titled for aspects of those demonstrations, performed with bassist Cameron Ralston, trumpeter Bob Miller, saxophonist Jason Scott, guitarist Alan Parker, and extended with Chicago guitarist Tobin Summerfield.

Cassiers, Lynn : Imaginary Band Cassiers, Lynn :
Imaginary Band

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Composer, vocalist and electronics artist Lynn Cassiers' new septet with Sylvain Debaisieux (soprano and tenor saxophone), Ananta Roossens (violin), Niels Van Heertum (euphonium), Erik Vermeulen (piano), Manolo Cabras (double bass) and Marek Patrman (drums) in their adventurous debut album blending improv, pop aesthetics, electronics, dreamlike voice, and solid playing.

Pitsiokos, Chris / CP Unit: Silver Bullet In The Autumn Of Your Years Pitsiokos, Chris / CP Unit:
Silver Bullet In The Autumn Of Your Years

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Pushing the envelope in genre-smashing collective improvisation, Brooklyn-based sax and synth player Chris Pitsiokos and his CP Unit with 2 electric bassists--Tim Dahl and Henry Fraser--2 drummers--Jason Nazary and Connor Baker--and guitarist Sam Lisabeth, take a twisted path through improv, rock, and electronics that always shows a fierce allegiance to free jazz.

AMM: An Unintended Legacy [3 CDs] AMM:
An Unintended Legacy [3 CDs]

(Matchless -- UK )

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A beautiful 3-CD set with a hardcover book presenting 3 full concerts from 2015 & 2016 of the AMM trio configuration of John Tilbury (piano), Keith Rowe (guitar) and Eddie Prevost (percussion). The 70 page book, dedicated to saxophonist Lou Gare, includes an AMM discography, plus photos, an essays by Paige Mitchell and Allen Fisher; Keith Rowe; Eddie Prevost; and Lou Gare.

Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee): Again Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee):
Again

(The Thing Records -- Austria )

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The Thing "again" as Gustafsson on saxophones, Haker Flaten on electric and acoustic bass, and Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion present 3 extended blues-based, Ayler-inflected free jazz pieces, with Gustafsson's powerfully emotional playing over Haker-Flaten and Nilssen-Love's powerful polyrhythmic foundations; Joe McPhee joins for one track taking on a Frank Lowe piece.

Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee): Again [VINYL] Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee):
Again [VINYL]

(The Thing Records -- Austria )

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The Thing "again" as Gustafsson on saxophones, Haker Flaten on electric and acoustic bass, and Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion present 3 extended blues-based, Ayler-inflected free jazz pieces, with Gustafsson's powerfully emotional playing over Haker-Flaten and Nilssen-Love's powerful polyrhythmic foundations; Joe McPhee joins for one track taking on a Frank Lowe piece.

Halvorson, Mary : Code Girl [2 CDs] Halvorson, Mary :
Code Girl [2 CDs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Always open to new approaches, NY guitarist Mary Halvorson takes her trio with drummer Tomas Fujiwara and bassist Michael Formanek, adds trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and, in a twist of the thumbscrew, vocalist Amirtha Kidambi, for a mix of song and instrumental pieces that balance jazz and rock sensibilities with lyricism, intricate lines, and creative spirit.

Halvorson, Mary : Code Girl [VINYL] Halvorson, Mary :
Code Girl [VINYL]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Always open to new approaches, NY guitarist Mary Halvorson takes her trio with drummer Tomas Fujiwara and bassist Michael Formanek, adds trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and, in a twist of the thumbscrew, vocalist Amirtha Kidambi, for a mix of song and instrumental pieces that balance jazz and rock sensibilities with lyricism, intricate lines, and creative spirit.

Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Ches Smith / Shahzad Ismaily): Y R U Still Here? Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Ches Smith / Shahzad Ismaily):
Y R U Still Here?

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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In the Downtown NY tradition of blurring rock and improvisation, the trio of Marc Ribot on guitar and voice, Shahzad Ismaily on bass, Moog, percussion and voice, and Ches Smith on drums, percussion and electronics, answer their own question 'why are you still here' through 11 genre-crossing songs of turmoil and inquisitiveness, perfect for the polarities of the time.

Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Ches Smith / Shahzad Ismaily): Y R U Still Here? [VINYL] Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Ches Smith / Shahzad Ismaily):
Y R U Still Here? [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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In the Downtown NY tradition of blurring rock and improvisation, the trio of Marc Ribot on guitar and voice, Shahzad Ismaily on bass, Moog, percussion and voice, and Ches Smith on drums, percussion and electronics, answer their own question 'why are you still here' through 11 genre-crossing songs of turmoil and inquisitiveness, perfect for the polarities of the time.

Rasmussen, Mette / Tashi Dorji Rasmussen, Mette / Tashi Dorji:

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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Captured live, the excitingly assertive improvisation of Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and Bhutan electric guitarist Tashi Dorji on the stage at Hotel2Tango in Montreal, Quebec in 2016, and at La Sala Rosa, each pushing the limits on their instruments while retaining control of their conversation, a taut balancing act of extraordinary playing.

Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Matthew Shipp: Seraphic Light (Live At Tufts University) Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Matthew Shipp:
Seraphic Light (Live At Tufts University)

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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A long-form 3-part work of collective improvisation from 3 masterful New York free jazz legends--Daniel Carter on flute, trumpet, clarinet, and saxophones, William Parker on bass, and Matthew Shipp on piano--performing live at Tufts University in 2017 in a beautifully thoughtful and lyrical concert presented after a screening of the '59 film "The Cry of Jazz".

Moholo-Moholo's, Louis Five Blokes: Uplift The People Moholo-Moholo's, Louis Five Blokes:
Uplift The People

(Ogun -- UK )

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Drummer Moholo-Moholo, a member of Blue Notes, Elton Dean's Ninesene, Foxes Fox, London Improvisers Orchestra, a sideman for Brotzmann, Keith Tippets sideman and drummer and most importantly, band leader in a rich, lyrical and spiritual album recorded live at Cafe Oto in 2017 with Alexander Hawkins (piano), John Edwards (bass), Shabaka Hutchings (sax) and Jason Yard (sax).

Harnik, Elisabeth / Joelle Leandre: Tender Music Harnik, Elisabeth / Joelle Leandre:
Tender Music

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Two like-minded musicians with a history in compositional and improvised music, pianist and prepared pianist Elisabeth Harnik and double bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandre met at WIST, in Graz, Austria in 2016 to perform and record this live album of insightful and compelling dialog between two masterful musicians full of creativity and virtuosic skill.

Zu / Mats Gustafsson: How To Raise An Ox [VINYL] Zu / Mats Gustafsson:
How To Raise An Ox [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The first vinyl edition of the 2004 collaboration of Italian power trio Zu of Luca Tommaso Mai on baritone sax, Massimo Pupillo on bass, and Jacopo Battaglia on drums, with Swedish baritone sax phenomenon Mats Gustafsson, what Atavistic calls a "hypno-skronk implosion" of dueling baritones sax over wonderfully intense and skronky free improvisation; a classic!

Fujii / Fonda / Mimmo: Triad Fujii / Fonda / Mimmo:
Triad

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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An album recorded on the 59th birthday of pianist-composer Satoko Fujii, the second recorded with bassist Joe Fonda on the Long Song imprint, this time in a trio with soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo, the focus of the album the 42 minute monumental improvisation "Birthday Girl", a sophisticated and engaging dialog of lyrical playing and great beauty.

Ehrlich, Marty: Trio Exaltation Ehrlich, Marty:
Trio Exaltation

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With a history of playing together in the Andrew Hill Sextet, Marty Ehrlich immediately chose bassist John Hebert and drummer Nasheet Waits to join Ehrlich in his new trio endeavor, the multi-wind & reed player on alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet and wooden flutes as they perform 9 lyrical and sophisticated Ehrlich compositions, plus one by Andrew Hill.

Chrome Hill: The Explorer Chrome Hill:
The Explorer

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Norwegian quartet formerly known as "Damp" with baritone guitarist Asbjorn Lerheim, tenor saxophonist Atle Nymo, drummer Torstein Lofthus, and double bassist Roger Arntzen, blend expressive forms of jazz with blues and rock in an expansive and rich set of tunes that both pay homage and look to new and inclusive formations of emotional and effusive music.

Knuffke, Kirk / Ben Goldberg: Uncompahgre Knuffke, Kirk / Ben Goldberg:
Uncompahgre

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Two extraordinary players from two coasts--clarinetist Ben Goldberg from the West and cornetist Kirk Knuffke from the East--in an exuberant duo of lyrical and virtuosic free jazz that astonishes the listener with the ease of their interactions in both parallel and contrasting lines, supporting the other as they express themselves uniquely; an impressive achievement!

Tatakai Trio (Kuchen / Lindsjo / Strid): HappI Tatakai Trio (Kuchen / Lindsjo / Strid):
HappI

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A trio of well-versed Swedish free improvisers--Martin Kuchen on soprano & sopranino saxophones, Raymond Strid on drums, and Anders Lijndsjo on guitar--in 8 studio improvisations of unusual and highly rhythmic and upbeat interplay, titled with happy adjectives, an apt description of the joy these three find in unconventional approaches to improvisation.

Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Taylor Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry of Caves Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Taylor Ho Bynum / Joe Morris:
Geometry of Caves

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Bringing New York and Chicago performers together, the quartet of cellist Tomeka Reid, guitarist Joe Morris, cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and free vocalist Kyoko Kitamura present an album of expressive and creative collective improvisation, bridging chamber forms and free jazz with a captivatingly eccentric appeal from Kitamura's wordless vocalese.

Richards, Stephanie : Full Moon Richards, Stephanie :
Full Moon

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An extremely interesting experimental record of free improvisation and electronics from the duo of Dino J.A. Deane and trumpeter Stephanie Richards, whose work with Henry Threadgill and Butch Morris is felt in these pieces where Richards explores resonance in brass and percussion as Deane samples and manipulates her playing live; an inventive and effusive album.

Lana Trio w/ Sofia Jernberg: Lana Trio w/ Sofia Jernberg Lana Trio w/ Sofia Jernberg:
Lana Trio w/ Sofia Jernberg

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Norwegian experimental collective improvising group of Henrik Munkeby Norstebo on trombone, Kjetil Jerve on piano, and Andreas Wildhagen on drums & percussion are the core trio here, presenting their third release by adding free improvising vocalist Sofia Jernberg, bringing a sense of unpredictability to a finely controlled chaos of technical mastery.

Rollet, Quentin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Christian Rollet: Entree Des Puys De Grele Rollet, Quentin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Christian Rollet:
Entree Des Puys De Grele

(Fou Records -- France )

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The french electroacoustic improvising trio of synth player and engineer Jean-Marc Foussat (Fou Records) with the father/son pair of saxophonist Quentin Rollet (Workshop De Lyon) and drummer/percussionist Christian Rollet (Rectangle Records, Bisou), in a rich, intensifying and often enthusiastically exploding set of extended and masterful improvisations.

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 playing.

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 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 of 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 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 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 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.

 

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