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

Asphodels Abide

(Aural Terrains)

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".

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20422
Catalog Code: TRRN0828
Country: UK

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Sun Ra Arkestra, The:

Live in Nickelsdorf 1984 [VINYL 4 LP BOX]

(Trost Records)

A sturdy 4 LP box set documenting Sun Ra's 1984 European Tour, here performing live in Nickelsdorf, Germany at Jazzgalerie, for an ebullient set of Sun Ra originals and standards with the Arkestra including John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Eloe Taylor, James Jackson, &c &c.

Price: $69.95
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Product Code: 19606
Catalog Code: TROST 118LP
Country: Austria

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Detail: Stevens / Pedersen / Gjerstad:

First Detail [VINYL + CD]

(Rune Grammofon)

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.

Price: $21.95
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Product Code: 20245
Catalog Code: RLP 3166LP
Country: Norway

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Ambarchi, Oren & Jim O'Rourke:

Behold [VINYL]

(Editions Mego)

The second collaborative release from Oren Ambarchi and Jim O'Rourke, Ambarchi on guitar and drums and O'Rourke on synth and piano, recording in Tokyo between 2012 and 2013, for two side long works that use subtle minimalism and building structures of sound.

Price: $19.95
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Product Code: 20247
Catalog Code: EMEGO 176LP
Country: Austria

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Albatrosh:

Night Owl [VINYL + CD]

(Rune Grammofon)

The young Norwegian jazz duo of pianist Eyolf Dale and saxophonist and clarinetist Andre Roligheten, who have played together since meeting in 2006 at the age of 17, in their 5th album, a wonderfully upbeat set of original compositions that push both players while delighting listeners.

Price: $21.95
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Product Code: 19851
Catalog Code: RLP 3165LP
Country: Norway

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Zorn, John:

The Hermetic Organ Vol. 3. - Pauls Hall, Huddersfield

(Tzadik)

The third in John Zorn's solo organ is performed live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 2013, performing with unusual sonorities, spectral experimentation, hypnotic moods and stirring melodies.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20304
Catalog Code: TZA-CD-8326
Country: USA

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Zorn, John:

John Zorn's Olympiad The Early Game Pieces

(Tzadik)

New York electric guitar quartet Dither (Gyan Riley, Taylor Levine, Joshua Lopes, James Moore) initiate John Zorn's Olympiad series, recording Zorn's early pre-Cobra game pieces "Fencing", Curling", and "Hockey".

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Product Code: 20303
Catalog Code: TZA-CD-8327
Country: USA

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Soft Machine:

Switzerland 1974 [CD+DVD]

(Cuneiform)

Innovative UK avant/jazz-rock band Soft Machine from their 1974 line up of Mike Ratledge on keys, Karl Jenkins on keys, Allan Holdsworth on guitar, Roy Babbington on bass, and John Marshall on drums, performing live at Congress Hall, in Montreaux, Switzerland.

Price: $24.95
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Product Code: 20306
Catalog Code: CUN-CD-395
Country: USA

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Osborne, Mike:

Dawn

(Cuneiform)

British Sax legend Mike Osborne in his earliest surviving recording as a co-leader with John Surman from 1966, and in 1970 with the first known recordings of his trio with the South African rhythm team of Harry Miller and Louis Moholo.

Price: $14.95
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Product Code: 20305
Catalog Code: CUN-CD-392
Country: USA

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Kaiser, Henry & Ray Russell:

The Celestial Squid

(Cuneiform)

Legendary UK free-jazz guitarist Ray Russell meets California avant guitarist Henry Kaiser to explore celestial squids with drummers Weasel Walter & William Winant, bassists Michael Manring & Damon Smith, and saxophonists Steve Adams, Joshua Allen, Phillip Greenlief, and Aram Shelton.

Price: $14.95
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Product Code: 20307
Catalog Code: CUN-CD-403
Country: USA

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Hypercolor:

Hypercolor

(Tzadik)

Eyal Maoz, James Ilgenfritz, and Lukas Ligeti make up Hypercolor, the NYC-based spastic jazz-rock hybrid whose ridiculous artsong craftsmanship alternately revels in complexity or brazen simplicity, favoring entropy and near-disaster over order or tidiness.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20302
Catalog Code: TZA-CD-7811
Country: USA

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Haino, Keiji / Peter Brotzmann / Jim O'Rourke:

Two City Blues PT 2

(Trost Records)

One of two sets recorded on one intense night at Tokyo's Shinjuku Pit Inn from the trio of Japanese improvised rock legend Haino Keiji, European Free Jazz saxophone master Peter Brotzmann, and versatile American composer and musician Jim O'Rourke.

Price: $16.95
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Product Code: 19551
Catalog Code: TROST 128CD
Country: Austria

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Albatrosh:

Night Owl

(Rune Grammofon)

The young Norwegian jazz duo of pianist Eyolf Dale and saxophonist and clarinetist Andre Roligheten, who have played together since meeting in 2006 at the age of 17, in their 5th album, a wonderfully upbeat set of original compositions that push both players while delighting listeners.

Price: $16.95
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Product Code: 19850
Catalog Code: RCD 2165CD
Country: Norway

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Wang, Hong-Kai and Mattin:

Collapsing Ourselves

(Mount Analogue)

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.

Price: $19.95
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Product Code: 20407
Catalog Code: MAA002
Country: Sweden

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Mattin :

Songbook #5

(Disembraining Machine )

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.

Price: $19.95
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Product Code: 20408
Catalog Code: What Is Not Music? #1
Country: Australia

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Hughes, Benoit:

Crescent Road [3-inch CDR]

(Bug Incision Records)

Autodidact Benoit Hughes recorded these improvisations to a mini-disc recorder on auto-volume, adding unusual sonic qualities to inventive playing on the piano and half-clarinet, where the physical ambiance mixes with his unbridled machinations.

Price: $8.95
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Product Code: 20194
Catalog Code: bimm-7
Country: Canada

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Dadge, Chris :

Bin 15 [3-inch CDR]

(Bug Incision Records)

Percussionist Chris Dadge recorded these two drones using amplified cymbals, violin, and snare drum inside a replica of a Saskatchewan-prairies-style grain silo erected by artist Mark Lowe at the 2011 Calgary Folk Festival.

Price: $8.95
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Product Code: 20195
Catalog Code: Bin 15/bimm-8
Country: Canada

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Dadge, Chris:

Pith [3-inch CDR]

(Bug Incision Records)

Bug Incision label leader Chris Dadge steps away from his drums for a live performance at Pith Gallery in Calgary, using field recordings and amplified objects to create intriguing and compelling environments of concrete sound, tinted from a percussionist's perspective.

Price: $8.95
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Product Code: 20193
Catalog Code: bimm-6
Country: Canada

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Turner, Roger & Otomo Yoshihide:

The Last Train

(Fataka)

UK free improvising drummer Roger Turner meets Japanese guitarist Otomo Yoshihide at the Hara Museum, Tokyo in the winter of 2013 for a performance that balances introspective improvisation with assertive and authoritative playing for a captivating and dynamic album.

Price: $14.95
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Product Code: 20295
Catalog Code: 10
Country: UK

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Nagai, Shoko (w/ Reynolds / Goldberger / Takeishi / Black):

Taken Shadow

(Animul)

Experimental electronics & improvisations from NY based composer/keyboardist Shoko Nagai, using multiple textures and an open sense of time to evoke rich aural environments, with the aid of Todd Reynolds (violin), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), Stomu Takeishi (bass) & Jim Black (drums).

Price: $14.95
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Product Code: 20323
Catalog Code: ANI 108
Country: USA

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Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser):

Golden State II

(Songlines)

Live recordings at the 2014 Vancouver International Jazz Festival from drummer Harris Eisenstadt's excellent and lyrical Golden State chamber jazz ensemble, here as a quartet with Michael Moore on clarinet, Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, and Mark Dresser on bass.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20325
Catalog Code: SGL 1610-2
Country: USA

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

Watch The Walls Instead

(Underwolf)

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.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20369
Catalog Code: 002
Country: USA

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Kaplan, Noah / Giacomo Merega / Joe Moffett:

Crows And Motives

(Underwolf)

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.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20368
Catalog Code: 007
Country: USA

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Gjerstad, Frode / Anders Hana / Morten Olsen / Per Zanussi :

Born To Collapse

(Circulasione)

A live concert at Cafe Sting in Stavanger, Norway in 2003 from the free improvising acoustic/electric quartet of Frode Gjerstad on alto sax and clarinet, Anders Hana on electric guitar, Morten Olsen on drums and Per Zanussi on acoustic bass and electronics.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20332
Catalog Code: CTCD 7
Country: Norway

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Dollshot:

Dollshot

(Underwolf)

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.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20365
Catalog Code: 001
Country: USA

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Circulasione Totale Orchestra:

Enten Eller

(Circulasione)

An unusual improvising orchestra that absorbs concepts from a wealth of styles, led by saxophonist Frode Gjerstad; this 1992 recording is of a 7-piece band with 2 drummers including Paal Nilssen-Love, 2 bassists guitar, and Ove Storland on vocals.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20331
Catalog Code: 199208
Country: Norway

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Gjerstad, Frode Trio (w/ Steve Swell) :

At Constellation

(Circulasione)

The well-traveled and nearly telephathic Norwegian trio of reedist Frode Gjerstad performing on alto sax and clarinet with drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and bassist Jon Rune Strom are joined by NY trombonist Steve Swell for a live concert at at Constellation in Chicago, 2014.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20273
Catalog Code: 016
Country: Norway

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

Ikosa Mura

(Cadence Jazz Records)

The superb quartet of saxophonist Frode Gjerstad on tenor, with trumpeter Bobby Bradford, pianist Borah Bergman, and drummer Pheeroan akLaff, recording in the studio in New Jersey, 1997 in a tour de force of unusual and highly creative free improvisation.

Price: $12.95
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Product Code: 20330
Catalog Code: CJR 1089
Country: USA

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De Villiers Jr., Jerry:

The Turning Point Archives

(Timeless Momentum)

A retrospective album from Canadian fusion guitarist and composer Jerry De Villiers Jr, active in the Montreal jazz scene in the 1990s and known for the theme song to the Emmy Award winning show Arthur sung by Ziggy Marley, here with 7 studio and 7 live tracks.

Price: $12.95
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Product Code: 20309
Catalog Code: TM20141
Country: Canada

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Smith, Leo Wadada & Eco D'Alberi:

June 6th, 2013

(Novara Jazz Series)

The Novara Jazz Series starts their label with this impressive live recording at the 2013 NovaraJazz Festival of the avant jazz quartet Eco D'Alberi (Antonio Borghini-bass, Fabrizio Spera-drums, Alberto Braida-piano, Edoardo Marraffa-sax) with US trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith.

Price: $21.95
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Product Code: 20272
Catalog Code: NJCD 001CD
Country: Italy

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