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March 16, 2017
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Fou Records

    
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Leo
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Recommended Records
Songlines
Tapu Record
The Wire
Trost Records

 
      Creative Artists
    
• Banabila, Michel
• Johannes Bauer / Peter Brotzmann
• Johan Berthling / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble
• Anthony Braxton
• Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff)
• Augustin Brousseloux / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet
• Bucher / Tan / Countryman
• Eugene Chadbourne
• Marilyn Crispell Trio
• DEK Trio (Ken Vandermark / Elisabeth Harnik / Didi Kern)
• Harris Eisenstadt
• Violeta Ferrer / Raymond Boni
• Jean-Marc Foussat / Ramon Lopez
• Jean-Marc Foussat / Simon Henocq
• Will Guthrie
• Maki Hachiya / Yuta Yokoyama / Shota Koyama / Hugues Vincent
• Mark Hannesson
• Henry Cow
• Junji Hirose / Yoshinori Mochizuk / IRONFIST Tatsushima
• Eva-Maria Houben
• Didier Lasserre / Raymond Boni
• Liederkreis (Judith Berkson)
• Rotozaza (Hein / Mahall / Melbye / Lillinger)
• Ruins
• Christoph Schiller
• Kazuhisa Uchihashi / Richard Scott
• The Wire



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   Jazz & Improvisation

Bauer, Johannes / Peter Brotzmann: Blue City (Live At Blue City Osaka / Japan 16. October 1997)
(Trost Records)


Powerful and diverse duo recordings between trombonist Johannes Bauer and Peter Brotzmann on tenor & alto saxophone, Tarogato, & clarinet, recorded in Osaka, Japan in 1997, released as a tribute to Bauer, who passed away in 2016, part of Brotzmann's archive of unreleased material.
 
Squidco Pick

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Berthling, Johan / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble: Threnody, At The Gates
(Trost Records)


Urgent and inspired free jazz from the Swedish/UK trio of Martin Kuchen on tenor and soprano sax, flute and retardophone, Johan Berthling on double bass, and Steve Noble on drums and percussion, recording a series of "Gate" improvisations, anguished laments of power and pulchritude.
   
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Braxton, Anthony: 3 Compositions Of New Jazz
(Delmark)


Anthony Braxton's first album as a leader, recorded in 1968 with Braxton performing on sax, clarinet, flute, bagpipes, accordion, bells & snare, in the company of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and violinist Leroy Jenkins, each taking on a variety of instruments as well.
   
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Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff): Couscouss de la Mauresque [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)


The early 70s trio of tenor saxophonist Peter Brotzmann with Fred Van Hove on piano, Han Bennink on drums is joined by trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff for a live recording at Free Music Market, in Berlin for two extended and fiery improvisations of incredible skill and drive.
 
Squidco Pick

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Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff): Elements [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)


In 1971 the quartet of Peter Brotzmann on tenor sax, Fred Van Hove on piano, Han Bennink on drums, and Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone took the stage at The Free Music Market in Berlin to perform this aggressive and informed album of prime European Free Improvisation.
 
Squidco Pick

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Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet : Qui A Vu Ce Mystere...
(Improvising Beings)


Two large works of improvisation using electric guitar, synth and alto saxophone from the trio of Augustin Brousseloux, Jean-Marc Foussat, and Quentin Rollet, complex and evolving works with a psychedelic edge, blending experimental, rock and jazz into something truly unique.
   
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Bucher / Tan / Countryman: Acceptance - Resistance
(Improvising Beings)


Alto saxophonist Rick Countryman is a busy player on the Phillippine scene, here in a trio with Simon Tan on bass and visiting Swiss drummer Christian Bucher for nine exemplary examples of free jazz in the tradition, hot music that bends melody while remembering its jazz roots.
 
Squidco Pick

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Chadbourne, Eugene: Boogie With The Hook
(Leo)


Two decades of duets recorded from New York City to The Netherlands between eccentric free country improviser and vocalist Euguene Chadbourne on guitar and banjo, with free improv masters John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Volcmar Verkerk, and Charles Tyler.
   
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Crispell Trio, Marilyn: Live in Zurich
(Leo)


Pianist and vocalist Marilyn Crispell's 2nd trio album from 1990 recorded live at Switzerland's Taktlos Festival in 1989, in the company of masterful free improvisers Reggie Workman on bass and Paul Motian on drums.
   
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DEK Trio (Ken Vandermark / Elisabeth Harnik / Didi Kern): Burning Below Zero
(Trost Records)


One of Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark's regular trios while in Austria, DEK is named for the letters of the 1st name of Vandermark, drummer Didi Kern and pianist Elisabeth Harnik, drawing inspiration from free improv, free rock, & cross-media projects of each member.
   
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Eisenstadt, Harris: Recent Developments
(Songlines)


NY Composer and percussionist Harris Eisenstadt furthers his exploration into long-form composition and unusual instrumentation in his 20th release as a bandleader, with a spectacular improv ensemble including Nate Wooley, Jeb Bishop, Han Roberts, Anna Webber, &c. &c.
 
Squidco Pick

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Foussat, Jean-Marc / Ramon Lopez: Ca Barbare, La!
(Fou Records)


Jean-Marc Foussat joins drummer Ramon Lopez for an album of inventive sound and rhythm, spontaneous compositions of unusual approach and texture, Lopez using an array of percussion and drums including tablas to provide punctuation and depth to Foussant's other-worldly playing.
   
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Foussat, Jean-Marc / Simon Henocq : Nopal
(Fou Records)


An unusual and gripping album of electronic improvisation on guitar and synthesizer between keyboardist Jean-Marc Foussat and guitarist Simon Henocq, taking alien and abstract landscapes into intense territory over two monumental tracks.
   
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Hachiya, Maki / Yuta Yokoyama / Shota Koyama / Hugues Vincent : Four Pillars Of Destiny
(Improvising Beings)


French cellist Hugues Vincent recorded these improvisations in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan with well-established players on the Japanese free improv scene Shota Koyama on drums, Yuta Yokoyama on trumpet, and Maki Hachiya on objects & voice; lively, spacious and sophisticated improv.
   
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Hirose, Junji / Yoshinori Mochizuk / IRONFIST Tatsushima : HMT
(Doubtmusic)


Three free improvisations at the burning heart of the Japanese Free Improv scene from the trio of Junji Hirose on sax, Yoshinori Mochizuki on bass, and Ironfist Tatsushima on drums, balancing two tracks of frenetic playing with a lowercase extended instrumental piece.
   
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Lasserre, Didier / Raymond Boni : Soft Eyes
(Improvising Beings)


The debut of the duo between French free improvising guitarist and harmonica player Raymond Boni (known for his long-standing duo with Joe McPhee) and percussionist Didier Lasserre (Nuts, Snus, &c) in a set of beautifully paced dialogs, that includes a cover of "Nature Boy".
   
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Rotozaza (Hein / Mahall / Melbye / Lillinger): Zero
(Leo)


The Berlin quartet of bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall, Nicola L. Hein on guitar, Adam Pultz Melbye on bass and Christian Lillinger on drums, using traditional and extended techniques in spontaneous compositions that blend free jazz and sound improvisation in truly unique ways.
   
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Uchihashi, Kazuhisa / Richard Scott: Awesome Entities
(Doubtmusic)


Japanese guitarist and daxophone player Kazuhisa Uchihashi joins forces with Berlin-based composer and free improvising analogue modular synthesizer player Richard Scott for an album of unique orchestration, the daxophone "humanizing" the playing with unusual voicing.
   
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   Experimental/Electronic

Banabila, Michel: Sound Years [VINYL]
(Tapu Record)


A captivating compilation from electronic composer Michel Banabila recorded between 2005-2016, a combination of studio, live and theatre recordings remixed into two continuous tracks of sound, with collaborations including Oene Van Geel and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek).
 
Squidco Pick

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Guthrie, Will: People Pleaser [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)


Percussionist Will Guthrie recorded the individual parts of these compositions in a variety of locations, constructing them into a remarkable set of electroacoustic compositions that blend drums, percussion, field recordings, and electronics in unexpected ways.
 
Squidco Pick

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   Rock/R.I.O./Prog

Henry Cow: Vol. 1: Beginnings
(Recommended Records)


Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow. Click through to our website for a description of this volume.
   
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Henry Cow: Vol. 10: Vevey 1976 [DVD]
(Recommended Records)


Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow. Click through to our website for a description of this volume.
   
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Henry Cow: Vol. 2: 1974-5
(Recommended Records)


Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow. Click through to our website for a description of this volume.
   
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Henry Cow: Vol. 3: Hamburg
(Recommended Records)


Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow. Click through to our website for a description of this volume.
   
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Henry Cow: Vol. 7: Later and Post-Virgin
(Recommended Records)


Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow. Click through to our website for a description of this volume.
   
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Henry Cow: Vol. 8: Bremen
(Recommended Records)


Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow. Click through to our website for a description of this volume.
   
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Henry Cow: Vol. 9: Late
(Recommended Records)


Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow. Click through to our website for a description of this volume.
   
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Ruins: Burning Stone [REISSUE]
(Magaibutsu Limited)


Tatsuya Yoshida's insanely complex and exhilarating rock project Ruins started around 1986, and bassist Ryuichi Masuda (also a member of Koenji Hyakkei) has been with him since the early days; this CD reissues the 1992 Shimmy Disc album, originally an LP, here with the CD bonus tracks.
 
Squidco Pick

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   Compositional

Ferrer, Violeta / Raymond Boni: Poemas De Federico Garcia Lorca Y Poemas Populares Espanoles
(Fou Records)


Raymond Boni performs on guitar and harmonica, using a fascinating set of approaches, for poems from Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, chosen from Lorca's "Romancero Gitano" (Gypsy Ballads), and read with substantial depth by actress Violeta Ferrer.
   
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Hannesson, Mark: Angels
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Pianist Roger Admiral performs Canadian composer Mark Hannesson's "The Angel's Game", and "Memory Sustained", both minimal works for solo piano, the second using a set of instructions giving the performer advice and discretion over pacing and approach.
   
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Houben, Eva-Maria : Livres D'heures - Books Of Hours
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Developed from the 13th & 14th century concept of a "book of hours", a prayer book for laymen, and particularly the book of the Duke of Berry (1340-1416) which describes relationships between people; performed by Andreas Feilen, Eva-Maria Houben, and Erik Carlson.
   
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Liederkreis (Judith Berkson): Liederkreis [VINYL]
(B. Walter Recordings)


NYC vocalist, composer and keyboardist Judith Berkson in the debut album for her one-woman band Liederkreis (translating to "song-cycle", a reference to Schumann), taking a sharp turn from previous work through experimental synth, voice and effects in unique and often aberrant ways.
   
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Schiller, Christoph : Spinet, 2016
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Christoph Schiller performs on the spinet, often improvising with electronics and objects; here he uses the spinet alone in patiently developing compositions that emphasize the individual tones and harmonics of the instrument played on the keys and inside the instrument.
   
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   Books & Magazines

Wire, The: #397 March 2017 [MAGAZINE]
(The Wire)


On the cover: Aine O'Dwyer; Inside: The Primer: A user's guide to Moroccan trance; Experimental music from Canada; Invisible Jukebox: Alexander Hawkins; Global Ear: Seoul and Chuncheon; ADULT; Mary Ocher; Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments.
   
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Christine Bopp / Jean-Luc Petit:
L'eorce Et La Salive
(Fou Records)

Willem Breuker Kollektief:
Angouleme, 18 Mai 1980 [2 CDs]
(Fou Records)

Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff):
The End [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)

John Cage :
Cartridge Music
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Maria Capurso Luisa / Jean-Marc Foussat:
En Respirant
(Fou Records)

Cecile & Jean-Luc Cappozzo:
Soul Eyes
(Fou Records)

Departement d'Éducation Psychique:
Untitled [VINYL]
(Fou Records)

Jean-Marc Foussat / Jean-Luc Petit ‎:
... D'Ou Vient La Lumiere !
(Fou Records)

Jean-Marc Foussat / Sylvain Guerineau / Joe McPhee:
Quod
(Fou Records)

Jean-Brice Godet Quartet (Godet / Attias / Niggenkemper / Costa):
Mujo
(Fou Records)

Frank Gratkowski / Sebi Tramontana:
Live At Spanski Borci
(Leo)

I Am Three (Eberhard / Neuser / Marien):
Mingus Mingus Mingus
(Leo)

Irene Kepl:
SololoS
(Fou Records)

Peter Kowald / Daunik Lazro / Annick Nozati:
Instants Chavires
(Fou Records)

Daunik Lazro / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis:
Enfances 8 Janv. 1984
(Fou Records)

Joelle Leandre:
No Comment
(Fou Records)

MarsaFouty (Jean-Luc Foussat / Fred Marty):
Concerts
(Fou Records)

Marteau Rouge ‎ (Pauvros / Sato / Foussat):
... Un Jour Se Leve [VINYL]
(Fou Records)

Luke Martin:
So Softly That It Came, A Wild Dim Chatter, Meaningless
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Matt Mitchell plays Tim Berne:
Forage
(Screwgun)

Simon Nabatov:
Monk 'N' More
(Leo)

Luigi Nono / Jurg Frey:
Works For Violin Duos
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Ivo Perelman / Karl Berger / Gerald Cleaver:
The Art Of The Impov Trio Volume 1
(Leo)

Ivo Perelman / Mat Maneri / Whit Dickey:
The Art Of The Impov Trio Volume 2
(Leo)

Ivo Perelman / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver:
The Art Of The Impov Trio Volume 4
(Leo)

Trio Kimmig (Studer / Zimmerline / John Butcher):
Raw
(Leo)

Trouble Kaze (Fujii / Agnel / Tamura / Pruvost / Lasserre / Orins):
June
(Helix Circum-Disc)

Jack Wright / Roughhousing:
You Haven't Heard This Yet
(Spring Garden Music)



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