Matthew Shipp Chamber Ensemble
The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael
Frequent collaborators, Matthew Shipp (piano) and Michael Bisio (bass) are joined by fellow Downtown New Yorker Mat Maneri on viola create what they refer to as a chamber ensemble, performing the 15 improvised and inspired chapters of Shipp & Bisio's "Gospel".
John Butcher / Andy Moor
Experiments With A Leaf
Since working together in Thermal, saxophonist John Butcher and The Ex guitarist Andy Moor have collaborated in live performance, here recording in a cathedral in Berne, Switzerland in 2013, using its natural reverb to augment their impeccably paced and inspired dialog.
Mats Gustafsson / Merzbow / Balazs Pandi / Thurston Moore
Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper [2 CDs]
The followup to "Cuts" by Japanese noisemaker Merzbow (aka Masami Akita), Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and Hungarian drummer Balazs Pandi, adding Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore to create a supergroup of vicious sonic improvisation spanning 4 nations.
Matthew Shipp Trio
Pianist Matthew Shipp's trio with Whit Dickey on drums and Michael Bisio on bass, take on Duke's Ellington's classic compositions, adding free elements and unexpected angles without losing the melodic charm of these classic jazz standards; recommended.
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
Joe Morris wrote this book to discuss aspects of free music, including responses to his questionnaire written by Joe McPhee, William Parker, Jamie Saft, Ken Vandermark, Marilyn Crispell, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, Matthew Shipp, &c.
Nate Wooley (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran)
"Battle Pieces" was conceived as a background for an improviser, using linguistics, tape processes & aleatoric concepts to fashion an ever-shifting composition that supplies the soloist with information within the context of an ever-changing series of densities, velocities and silences.
Common Objects: Butcher / Davies / Davies / Patterson
Whitewashed with Lines [2 CDs]
A double CD featuring two extended live performances by the electroacoustic quartet of John Butcher (sax), Angharad Davies (violin), Rhodri Davies (harps) & Lee Patterson (amplifed devices), one an improv from Durham in 2013, the other a graphic score from Newcastle, 2014.
Matthew Shipp / Mat Walerian Duo
The Uppercut: Live At Okuden
New York pianist Matthew Shipp in a live concert at Okunden Music Concert Series in 2015 with Polish woodwind player Mat Walerian, performing on alto saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, flute; 10 lyrical and beautifully paced original jazz compositions.
Pedal Steel guitar innovator Susan Alcorn in a mostly solo release, beautifully performing 4 lush compositions by Astor Piazzolla, with bassist Michael Formanek joining for the Alcorn-penned "Suite for AHL".
Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin
Pianist Satoko Fujii's large ensemble blending masterful Japanese and Euro players like Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Natsuka Tamura with Matthias Schubert, Gebhard Ullmann, &c., with Fujii's compositions amazingly flexible frameworks that lend themselves to great soloing and ensemble playing.
Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach
Stockholm Connection [3 CDs]
A unique 3CD-box from Umlaut Records putting in attention the musical collaborations between two of Sweden's most headstrong musicians: the pioneers Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrom and Sven-Ake Johansson.
Alexander Schlippenbach Von Trio
Pakistani Pomade [VINYL]
One of saxophonists Evan Parker's favorite recordings from the long-running trio led by pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach with drummer Paul Lytton, the powerhouse free improvised "Pakistani Pomade" alubm is reissued on 180 gram vinyl with its original cover.
The Necks Box [8 CD BOX SET]
Formed in Australia the late 1980s by Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton, the Necks play post-jazz, post-rock, post-everything, slowly morphing improvised music, here in a limited numbered box set presenting 8 of their CDs from the UK Recommended Records label.
Garden 1st Set
Reissue and 2015 remaster of Cecil Taylor's superb live set at Grosser Saal Volkshaus, in Basel, Switzerland in 1981, performing solo over three extended improvisations, presented for the first time in the original concert sequence.
Frode Gjerstad Trio (w/ Steve Swell)
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.
Natsuki Tamura & Christian Pruvost on trumpets, Satoko Fuji on piano and Peter Orins on drums for a quartet where all members are active compositional contributors, creating a powerful ensemble sound with strong soloing using modern creative techniques; excellent!
John Butcher / Gino Robair
Bottle Breaking Heart Leap [VINYL]
An amazing example of modern free improv from two modern masters--John Butcher on tenor and soprano sax, acoustic and amplified; and percussionist Gino Robair on energized surfaces, blippoo box--playing with frightening intensity in perfectly paced dialog.
Live in Munich [CASSETTE with download code]
Two excellent side-long tracks from an incredible show in Munich recorded in April 2014 from Portugal's free improvising Red Trio of Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano), Hernani Faustino (bass) and Gabriel Ferrandini (drums), their first release on a US label.
The Song Project Live At LPR
In celebration of his 60th birthday Zorn asked his most acclaimed vocal collaborators to write lyrics to select compositions from his vast musical catalog, first released as a 7" box set, and now here in red velvet covered CD package from a live performance in NYC, 2015.
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