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6IX (Lee / Leimgruber / Demierre / Lehn / Schurch / Turner): Almost Even Further 6IX (Lee / Leimgruber / Demierre / Lehn / Schurch / Turner):
Almost Even Further

(UK -- Leo )

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Ecstatic and unusual free jazz recordings for Radio-Studio DRS Zurich from the 6ix-tet of Jacques Demierre on piano, Urs Leimgruber on saxophone, Okkyung Lee on cello, Thomas Lehn on synth, Dorothea Schurch voice and singing saw, and Roger Turner on percussion.

9Volt: Open Circuit 9Volt:
Open Circuit

(Israel -- OutNow Recordings )

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NYC native Rick Parker and Israeli guitarist Eyal Maoz create a unique sound combining electronics & trombone alongside Maoz's unusual use of effects, in a trio with drummer Yonadav Halevy, plus saxophonist Tim Berne joining on several compositions.

Abrams, Muhal Richard : SoundDance Abrams, Muhal Richard :
SoundDance

(USA -- Pi Recordings )

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A double CD of pianist Muhal Richard Abrams, the first in duo with saxophonist Fred Anderson, and the second with trombonist George Lewis, also on laptop, celebrating Abram's 80th birthday!

Adkins Quartet, Michael: Rotator Adkins Quartet, Michael:
Rotator

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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New York tenor saxophonist and composer Michael Adkins with his quartet including Paul Motian on drums in a set of 9 original compositions.

Ajemian & the HighLife, Jason: Riding the Light into the Bird's Eye Ajemian & the HighLife, Jason:
Riding the Light into the Bird's Eye

(USA -- Sundmagi Records )

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Jason Ajemian creates a loosely structured approach to improvisation for his talented band in this new album which, besides the first track, was recorded in one take with no overdubs.

Ajemian, Jason / Tony Malaby / Rob Mazurek / Chad Taylor: A Way a Land of Life [VINYL] Ajemian, Jason / Tony Malaby / Rob Mazurek / Chad Taylor:
A Way a Land of Life [VINYL]

(Lithuania -- NoBusiness )

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Bassist Jason Ajemian composed these 8 works performed with the Chicago/NY band of Tony Malaby on tenor sax, Rob Mazurek on cornet & electronics, and Chad Taylor on drums, a dynamic set of music that varies through a spectrum of styles while staying true to its jazz roots.

Ajemian, Jason: Folklords Ajemian, Jason:
Folklords

(USA -- Delmark )

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Referencing Sun Ra, Thelonius Monk, Mingus, and modern pop culture, bassist Ajemian leads a quartet with saxophonist Kid Blissh, guitarist Owen Stewart-Robertson amd drummer Jason Nazary through 5 cathartic pieces that combine jazz and poetry in ecstatic ways.

Akiyama, Tetuzi, Tim Barnes, Masafumi Ezaki: Futuro Akiyama, Tetuzi, Tim Barnes, Masafumi Ezaki:
Futuro

(USA -- Quakebasket )

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A surprisingly lyrical yet sparse session from the NY trio of Tetuzi Akiyama on guitar, Tim Barnes on percussion, and Masafumi Ezaki on trumpet, using their instruments in unusual and extended ways.

All Scars: Lunar Magus All Scars:
Lunar Magus

(Dischord -- USA )

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Former DC underground artists Scars in an "All-Scars" album on the DC Dischord label, the duo of Jerry Busher and Chuck Bettis joined by cellist Amy Domingues, reedist Evan Rapport and vocalist Dree Thibert.

Allen / Shipp / Morris: Night Logic Allen / Shipp / Morris:
Night Logic

(France -- RogueArt )

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The trio of Sun Ra legend, saxophonist Marshall Allen, pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist Joe Morris in 10 trio improvisations of intense density, history and perspective.

Altschul, Barry: The 3dom Factor Altschul, Barry:
The 3dom Factor

(Finland -- Tum )

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Drummer Barry Altschul's first release as a leader in 25 years finds him in a trio with Jon Irabagon (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) and Joe Fonda (FAB Trio) for 9 Altschul compositions plus Carla Bley's "Ictus".

Amado, Rodrigo Motion Trio & Peter Evans: Live in Lisbon [VINYL] Amado, Rodrigo Motion Trio & Peter Evans:
Live in Lisbon [VINYL]

(Lithuania -- NoBusiness )

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NY trumpeter Peter Evans joins Portugese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado's excellent Motion Trio with Miguel Mira on cello and Gabriel Ferrandini on drums, for a live performance at Teatro Maria Matos, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2013, in an album of exceptional free improvisation.

Amado, Rodrigo Motion Trio & Peter Evans: The Freedom Principle Amado, Rodrigo Motion Trio & Peter Evans:
The Freedom Principle

(Lithuania -- NoBusiness )

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Lisbon saxophonist Rodrigo Amado's trio with Miquel Mira on cello and Gabriel Ferrandini on drums is joined by New York trumpeter Peter Evans for 3 dynamic and exciting studio recording of superb TransAtlantic free improvisation.

Anastasoff / Morgan / Ali / Stewart-Robertson / Henkel / Wick: Obscure Directions Anastasoff / Morgan / Ali / Stewart-Robertson / Henkel / Wick:
Obscure Directions

(USA -- Prom Night Records )

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NY bassist Jason Anastasoff composes map-based works using graphic & traditional notation, plus interpreted spoken work, peformed with Sean Ali (bass), Brad Henkel (trumpet), Nathaniel Morgan (sax), Owen Stewart-Robertson (guitar) and Jacob Wick (trumpet).

Anastasoff / Morgan / Ali / Stewart-Robertson / Henkel / Wick: Obscure Directions <i>[Used Item]</i> Anastasoff / Morgan / Ali / Stewart-Robertson / Henkel / Wick:
Obscure Directions [Used Item]

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

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NY bassist Jason Anastasoff composes map-based works using graphic & traditional notation, plus interpreted spoken work, peformed with Sean Ali (bass), Brad Henkel (trumpet), Nathaniel Morgan (sax), Owen Stewart-Robertson (guitar) and Jacob Wick (trumpet).

Andel, Laura: Electric Percussive Orchestra - In::tension:. Andel, Laura:
Electric Percussive Orchestra - In::tension:.

(Rossbin -- Italy )

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Live recordings from Roulette, NYC of Laura Andel's Electric Percussive Orchestra with Taylor Ho Bynum, Harvey Wirht, Kenta Nagai, Andrew Drury, Ursel Schlicht, David Simons, Kyoko Kitamura, and Khabu Young.

Andel, Laura: Somnambulist Andel, Laura:
Somnambulist

(Canada -- Red Toucan )

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Anderskov, Jacob: Agnostic Revelations Anderskov, Jacob:
Agnostic Revelations

(Ilk Music -- Denmark )

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Danish Pianist and Composer Jacob Anderskov in an impressive quartet with reedist Chris Speed, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Gerald Cleaver recording in NYC.

Anderson, Ron / PAK: 100% Human Hair Anderson, Ron / PAK:
100% Human Hair

(USA -- Ra Sounds )

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Anderson, Ron and Jason Willett: Be the First on Your Block to Eat the Snake Anderson, Ron and Jason Willett:
Be the First on Your Block to Eat the Snake

(USA -- Ra Sounds )

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Angel Ov Death: live in space and time [DVD] Angel Ov Death:
live in space and time [DVD]

(USA -- Veal )

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Andrew d'Angelo, Mike Pride, and Jamie Saft's NY alter-ego as a rock band fusing metal, hardcore, free jazz and noise, here in a DVD documenting their first NY show at The Stone, NYC.

Anker / Courvoisier / Mori: Alien Huddle Anker / Courvoisier / Mori:
Alien Huddle

(Switzerland -- Intakt )

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Acoustic improv and electronics combined when these three improvisers from Europe and New York met in 2006 in NYC, where Jamie Saft recorded these 11 mercurial compositions.

Arnal / Eichmann / Huges / Weins: Pail Bug Arnal / Eichmann / Huges / Weins:
Pail Bug

(USA -- Generate Records )

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Dietrich Eichmann (piano), John Hughes (double bass), Astrid Weins (bass) & Jeff Arnal (percussion) in improvisations that magnify small sounds and gestures in a collective understanding of real-time orchestration.

Arnal, Jeff / Beeferman, Gordon: Rogue States Arnal, Jeff / Beeferman, Gordon:
Rogue States

(Generate Records -- USA )

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Arnal, Jeffl / Beeferman, Gordon / Misterka, Seth: Rara Avis Arnal, Jeffl / Beeferman, Gordon / Misterka, Seth:
Rara Avis

(Generate Records -- USA )

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Ashley, Robert: String Quartet.../How Can I Tell The Difference Ashley, Robert:
String Quartet.../How Can I Tell The Difference

(Italy -- Alga Marghen )

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Robert Ashley's 1972-73 composition for strings uses live sounds and an "electronic orchestra" of 42 sound modules which enter a network of delays and speakers to create a labyrinth of sound.

Attias, Michael: Credo Attias, Michael:
Credo

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Attias, Michael: Spun Tree Attias, Michael:
Spun Tree

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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His first studio album since 2004, alto saxophonist Michael Attias returns to the epic forms of his "Credo" release, presentng 8 new compositions with his band of Ralph Alessi, Matt Mitchell, Sean Conly and Tom Rainey

Autoryno (w/ Gary Lucas): Cosmopolitan Traffic Autoryno (w/ Gary Lucas):
Cosmopolitan Traffic

(USA -- Tzadik )

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Guests David Krakauer and Gary Lucas join this Paris-based rock band known for their insanely great technical skills, Klezmer melodic influences, tight arrangements and powerful drive.

AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum): As The Crow Flies AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum):
As The Crow Flies

(USA -- Relative Pitch )

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From NY and Boston the Aych group (pronounce as "H", a letter shared by all 3's names) presents three improvisers representing some of the best of the new breed of modern jazz based players in a trio without bass and drums.

Ayler, Albert Quintet: Lorrach, Paris 1966 Ayler, Albert Quintet:
Lorrach, Paris 1966

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Brothers Albert (sax) and Don Ayler (trumpet) playing energetic, "free spiritual music" in Paris in 1966 alongside Michel Samson (violin), William Folwell (bass) and Beaver Harris (drums).

Ayler, Albert Trio: Live on the Riviera Ayler, Albert Trio:
Live on the Riviera

(USA -- ESP )

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Ayler, Albert Trio: Spiritual Unity Ayler, Albert Trio:
Spiritual Unity

(USA -- ESP )

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Ayler, Albert: Holy Ghost - Rare and Unissued Recordings (1962-70) [10 CD Box Set] Ayler, Albert:
Holy Ghost - Rare and Unissued Recordings (1962-70) [10 CD Box Set]

(USA -- Revenant )

Price: $149.95

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Ayler, Albert: Spirits Rejoice [VINYL] Ayler, Albert:
Spirits Rejoice [VINYL]

(USA -- ESP )

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Legendary saxophonist Albert Ayler recorded this album in 1965 with the phenomenal band of 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.

Baker, Duck: The Ducks Palace Baker, Duck:
The Ducks Palace

(Incus -- UK )

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American fingerstyle improvising guitarist Duck Baker in a collection of duos and trios recorded from 1993-2004, with Derek Bailey, Cyro Baptista, Roswell Rudd, and John Zorn.

Baldwin, Nat: Solo Contrabass Baldwin, Nat:
Solo Contrabass

(Peacock -- USA )

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Extended technique recital from bassist Nat Baldwin -- an impressive display of playing.

Bang, Billy / William Parker: Medicine Buddha Bang, Billy / William Parker:
Medicine Buddha

(Lithuania -- NoBusiness )

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A 2009 concert at The Rubin Museum Of Art, New York, on the 8th May, 2009 from the duo of double bassist William Parker, also performing on shakuhashi, dousn gouni; and the late violinist Billy Bang, also performing on thumb piano; organic and deeply felt dialog.

Bang, Billy Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues [VINYL] Bang, Billy Survival Ensemble:
Black Man's Blues [VINYL]

(Lithuania -- NoBusiness )

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Never before released material from 1977 of Billy Bang's seminal NY loft band, Survival Ensemble: 1 LP and a 40 page booklet of essays, images and flyers - essential!

Bang, Billy Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues / New York Collage [2 CDs] Bang, Billy Survival Ensemble:
Black Man's Blues / New York Collage [2 CDs]

(Lithuania -- NoBusiness )

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Never before released material from 1977 of Billy Bang's seminal NY loft band, Survival Ensemble: 2 CDs and a 40 page booklet of essays, images and flyers - essential!

Baptista, Cyro: Banquet of the Spirits Baptista, Cyro:
Banquet of the Spirits

(USA -- Tzadik )

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A key member of the New York downtown, Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista features a new quartet of you downtown players in dynamic and adventurous music!

Baptista, Cyro: Banquet of the Spirits <i>[Used Item]</i> Baptista, Cyro:
Banquet of the Spirits [Used Item]

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A key member of the New York downtown, Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista features a new quartet of you downtown players in dynamic and adventurous music!

Baptista, Cyro: Beat the Donkey Baptista, Cyro:
Beat the Donkey

(USA -- Tzadik )

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Baptista, Cyro: Love The Donkey Baptista, Cyro:
Love The Donkey

(USA -- Tzadik )

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Bar Kokhba Sextet: 50th Birthday Celebration Volume Eleven Bar Kokhba Sextet:
50th Birthday Celebration Volume Eleven

(USA -- Tzadik )

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Bar Kokhba: Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10 Bar Kokhba:
Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10

(USA -- Tzadik )

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This Book of Angels release is the first recording in 10 years from this Masada ensemble blending Sephardic and Ashkenazi sonorities with latin, surf, world music and more.

Barker, Andrew / Paul Dunmall / Tim Dahl: Luddite Barker, Andrew / Paul Dunmall / Tim Dahl:
Luddite

(USA -- New Atlantis )

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During Paul Dunmall's visit for the NY Vision Festival 2012 he joined drummer Andrew Barker in his studio, adding bassist Tim Dahl for several pieces, for an album of assertive improvisation that's as informed by masterful technique as it is by impulsive drive.

Barnes, Tim / Toshio Kajiwara / Marina Rosenfeld: A Water's Wake Barnes, Tim / Toshio Kajiwara / Marina Rosenfeld:
A Water's Wake

(USA -- Quakebasket )

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Available again after a 10 year break, the trio of of drummer and label-leader Tim Barnes with two NY turntablists and electronic artists - Toshio Kajiwara and Marina Rosenfeld - in unusual and unique sonic dialogs.

Barnes, Tim + Jeph Jerman: Live + Gallery Denver Barnes, Tim + Jeph Jerman:
Live + Gallery Denver

(USA -- AARC )

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Minimal percussionist Tim Barnes (Quakebasket) met with sound artists Jeph Jerman in a gallery in Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2005, recording this 45 minute improvisation.

Baron, Joey / Bill Frisell: Just Listen Baron, Joey / Bill Frisell:
Just Listen

(USA -- Relative Pitch )

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The duo of long-time collaborators guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Joey Baron, two of Downtown NY's finest players, performing 9 tracks of original numbers and work by Sam Cooke, Ray Noble, Ron Carter, and Charlie Parker.

BassDrumBone: The Other Parade BassDrumBone:
The Other Parade

(Portugal -- Clean Feed )

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The remarkable trio of basist Mark Helias, drummer Gerry Hemingway and trombonist Ray Anderson in a release that brings modern language to traditional jazz, blues, and Louisiana rhythms.

Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures: Nightshades Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures:
Nightshades

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Known for his more abstract Memorize the Sky project, tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Matt Bauder's band Day in Pictures adheres to jazz traditions with the superb quintet of Nate Wooley (trumpet), Kris Davis (piano), Jason Ajemian (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).

Bauder, Matt: Day in Pictures Bauder, Matt:
Day in Pictures

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A brilliant NY quintet led by reedist Matt Bauder, with trumpeter Nate Wooley, pianist Angelica Sanxhez, bassist Jason Ajemian & dummer Tomas Fujiwara, an album dedicated to Donald Walden, Bill Dixon & Fred Anderson.

Bauder, Matt: Paper Gardens Bauder, Matt:
Paper Gardens

(USA -- Porter Records )

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Reed player Bauder with reedist Matan Roberts, cellist Loren Dempster and bassist Reuben Radding in a work inspired by gardens of brightly colored construction-paper models.

Beeferman, Gordon Trio (w/ James Ilgenfritz, Michael Evans): Out In Here Beeferman, Gordon Trio (w/ James Ilgenfritz, Michael Evans):
Out In Here

(USA -- OutNow Recordings )

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Pianist/composer Gordon Beeferman's trio with bassist James Ilgenfritz and drummer/percussionist Michael Evans in an entirely acoustic record that conjures up electronica, noise, free jazz, and new-complexity, in a sublimely creative fashion.

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

(Lithuania -- NoBusiness )

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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.

Berger, Karl / Mossa Bildner / Philip Gibbs: After The Storm Berger, Karl / Mossa Bildner / Philip Gibbs:
After The Storm

(FMR -- UK )

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During a 2012 visit from the UK, guitarist Philip Gibbs traveled to Woodstock with vibraphonist/pianist Karl Berger and free vocalist Mossa Bildner, recording these 6 beautiful tracks in Berger's studio.

Berger, Karl / Werner Hasler / Gilbert Paeffgen: Hasler / Paeffgen / Berger Berger, Karl / Werner Hasler / Gilbert Paeffgen:
Hasler / Paeffgen / Berger

(Lithuania -- NoBusiness )

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The electrified acoustic trio of vibraphonist Karl Berger (NY), trumpeter and electronic artist Werner Hasler (Switzerland) and drummer Gilbert Paeffgen (Switzerland), exotic groove-based jazz.

Berger, Karl: Gently Unfamiliar Berger, Karl:
Gently Unfamiliar

(USA -- Tzadik )

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Pianist, vibraphonist, and composer Karl Berger presents his 2nd release in a trilogy of Tzadik CDs that started with the solo "Strangely Familiar", here in a trio with Joe Fonda on bass and Harvey Sorgen on drums, lyrical free bop jazz in 7 rich and distinctive movements.

Bergman, Borah Trio: Luminescence Bergman, Borah Trio:
Luminescence

(USA -- Tzadik )

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Pianist Borah Bergman in a quartet with John Zorn, Greg Cohen and Kenny Wollesen, lyrical and thoughtful jazz that feels the influence of both Berg and Bill Evans.



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