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Bennani / Silva / Greene / Henderson: Free Form Improvisation Ensemble 2013 (Improvising Beings)

Instant compositions live at Sunset in Paris, 2013 from the quartet of Burton Greene on piano & percussion, Alan Silva on synthesizer, Adelhai Bennani on tenor sax, and Chris Henderson on electronic drums, a great update from a trailblazing band that started in 1964. ... Click to View


Oberg / Schubert / De Joode / Sanders: Rope (Red Toucan)

Soprano saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert and pianist Uwe Oberg have played together since 2009; for ROPE they are joined by UK drummer Mark Sanders and Amsterdam bassist Wilbert de Joode for a diverse and astounding live set performed at Just Music Fest in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2015. ... Click to View


Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano): Amaranth [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE] (Astral Spirits)

Nate Wooley (trumpet), Chris Corsano (percussion) and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (bass) recording in Austin, TX for their first proper release as Icepick, 3 tracks of powerfully creative and downright smoldering modern jazz using exceptional skill and passion. ... Click to View


Joe McPhee : Zurich 1979 [1-SIDED VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE] (Astral Spirits)

Originally recorded to cassette tape (in Zurich, in 1979) this one-sided 180Gm LP restores and remasters this amazing 20 minute solo, a tour-de-force of tenor sax starting from the mouthpiece and bell and working into a fully formed and remarkable journey of method and music. ... Click to View


Clara Iannotta : A Failed Entertainment. Works 2009-2014 (Edition Rz)

Works from Italian composer Clare Iannotta recorded from 2012 - 2014, including a work for string quartet composed for the DAAD artist-in-Berlin program titled "A Failed Entertainment" commissioned by Quaturo Diotima; plus 6 works for other contemporary ensembles. ... Click to View


Gabriele Emde : Die Natur der Klange: Neue Musik fur Harfe (Edition Rz)

Harpist Gabriele Emde began performing contemporary music by exceptional 20th century artists the early 80s; in this collection recorded from 1985 to 1987 she presents one of Cage's "Landscape" pieces, a major work by Hans Otte, and several short pieces by Lou Harrison. ... Click to View


Michel Banbila: Tapu Sampler 2016 (Tapu Record)

Michel Banabila's excellent melodically experimental electroacoustic label Tapu in their 2016 double CD sampler, with tracks from Banabila, Asid & Banabila, Banabila & Van Geel, Banabila & Machinefabriek, Banabila & Erker, and Banabila, Erker, Samson. ... Click to View


Tellef Ogrim / Anders Berg: Kume (SImlas)

The second album from the duo collaboration of acoustic and electric bassist Anders Berg and guitarist Tellef Ogrim on fretted and unfretted standard and bariton guitars, a Hadron Particle synthesizer, and other instruments, merging rock, jazz and other groove oriented styles. ... Click to View


Keiko Higuchi: Between Dream And Haze (Improvising Beings)

Free jazz vocal improvisation from Keiki Higuchi in a quartet with drummer Tatsuya Nakatani, bassist Luis Inage, and guitarist Masami Kawaguchi, creating an hallucinatory sound of unusual techniques and hazy vocal implications, revealing layers with each listen. ... Click to View


Jad Fair / Strobe Talbot: Hunger (Music a la Coque)

Jad Fair, vocalist and mastermind of Half Japanese, with the band Strobe Talbot (Nick Hobbs, Beng Gallaher, Andy Fisher), in a 33 rpm postcard flexi record of a song titled "Hunger", in a limited and numbered edition of 250 copies with artwork from Jad Fair himself. ... Click to View


Ensemble SuperMusique: Les accords intuitifs (Ambiances Magnetiques)

Montreal's most creative large ensemble, led by Joane Hetu & Daniell Palardy Roger, in their 5th release presenting works composed between 1976-2015 featuring twenty musicians playing in different combinations, showing the creative breadth and skills of this amazing band. ... Click to View


The Disguises (Thomson / Caloia / Charuest / Hood / Tanguay): Songs 7 Dances from The Muted Note (Ambiances Magnetiques)

Eleven songs by Montreal trombonist Scott Thomson settings of poems by P.K. Page (1916-2010), one of Canada's distinguished literary figures in a band with Pierre Tanguay on drums, Yves Charuest on sax, Nicolas Caloia on double bass, and Susanna Hood on vocals. ... Click to View


Otomo Yoshihide : Guitar Solo 2015 RIGHT (Doubtmusic)

The complement to his "Guitar Solo "RIGHT", Otomo Yoshihide recorded 123 structured guitar improvisations on Masayuki Takayanagi's 1963 Gibson, then gave them to Akihiko Matsumoto who fed them into software he developed to play them back using a set of intelligent rules. ... Click to View


Roger Turner / Otomo Yoshihide: Live at SuperDeluxe (Doubtmusic)

UK free improvising percussionist Roger Turner in a duo with Japanese creative improviser Otomo Yoshihide on guitar, performing live at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe in 2015, two sets of dynamic and demanding improvisation, from near silent to driving rhythm and noise. ... Click to View


Roger Turner / Satoh Masahiko / Otomo Yoshihide: Live at Hall Egg Farm (Doubtmusic)

During legendary UK free improvising drummer Roger Turner's 2015 tour of Japan he met with guitarist Otomo Yoshihide and pianist Satoh Masahiko to record this monumental and astounding 66 minute improvisation at Fukaya City's Hall Egg Farm. ... Click to View


Junji Hirose / Kazuhisa Uchihashi: Saxophonedaxophone (Doubtmusic)

Saxophonist Junji Hirose met Kazuhisa Uchihashi at Foxhole in Kichijoji in 2014 and 2015, Uchihashi performing only on Hans Reichel's daxophone--wood shapes played in a variety of ways to create unusual sound--as heard on these 10 surprising and wonderfully idiosyncratic recordings. ... Click to View


MILESDAVISQUINTET!: Shapin' With (BeCoq)

The French trio of Xavier Camarasa on piano, Valentin Ceccaldi on cello, and Sylvain Darrifourcq on percussion, having little to do with Mile Davis, but instead a creative band using timbral changes, intensity, density, volume to create unique improv environments. ... Click to View


Silke Rollig / Burton Greene: Space Is Still The Place (Improvising Beings)

New York free jazz pianist Burton Greene and free jazz vocalist Silke Rollig recorded these thirteen improvisations at The Loft in Koln, Germany in 2013, a mix of lyrical free playing with scat and freeform vocals, accompanied by flute, and by sax, on one piece each. ... Click to View


Ute Wassermann / Birgit Ulher: Radio Tweet (Creative Sources)

The long-standing duo of trumpeter Birgit Uhler, also on radio, speaker & objects, and free improvising vocalist Ute Wasserman, in an album of 8 unbelievable improvisations of a unique and sometimes bizarre character, holding one's attention from its outlandish nature--superb! ... Click to View


Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Fragenheim: Nor (Creative Sources)

The freely improvising quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues, Axel Dorner, Nuno Torres and Alexander Frangenheim recorded this beautiful album of dark sound in Germany in 2014, 3 movements of understated dialog using unexpected techniques in a subtle dialog. ... Click to View


Vorfeld / Scott / Gratkowski: Sieben Entruckte Lieder (Creative Sources)

The trio of Frank Gratkowski on clarinets and alto sax, Michael Vorfeld on percussion, and Richard Scott on modular synthesizer, also known as Spectre, freely improvising in dramatic and generally reserved ways, intently focusing on sound and interchange. ... Click to View


Fred Frith / Darren Johnston: Everybody's Somebody's Nobody (Clean Feed)

Bay Area trumpeter Darren Johnston meets improvising guitar legend Fred Frith for an incredibly well-paced series of duos, remarkable improv that uses space, skill, extended techniques and unexpected approaches to both instruments in vivid and beautiful discourse. ... Click to View


Harris Eisenstadt : Old Growth Forest (Clean Feed)

New York drummer Harris Eisenstadt revives his trio with trombonist Jeb Bishop and bassist Jason Roebke, adding tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, recording in the studio after two concerts at John Zorn's venue The Stone in 2015, heard in here in momentous and heartfelt jazz. ... Click to View


Dre Hocevar : Collective Effervescence (Clean Feed)

Freely improvised collective with an electroacoustic inclination and chamber music reserve from the quintet of Dre Hoceva (drums), Bran De Looze (piano), Lester St. Louis (cello), Chris Pitsiokos (sax) and Philip White (electronics & signal processing). ... Click to View


Renku: Live in Greenwich Village (Clean Feed)

A live recording at Greenwich House Music School in New York City in 2014, and the 3rd album from the Renku trio of Michael Attias on alto sax, John Hebert on double bass, and Satoshi Takeishi on drums, lyrical and intimate trio work from three masterful players. ... Click to View


Protean Reality: Protean Reality (Clean Feed)

Hard driving free jazz and hard bop from the German trio of Chris Pitsioko on alto sax, Noah Punkt on electric bass, and Philipp Scholz on drums and percussion, referencing the past with their foot clearly in the present through propulsive and creatively heavy playing. ... Click to View


Left Exit (Feat Michael Duch / Klaus Holm): Mr. K [VINYL] (Clean Feed)

This progressive/folk/jazz/improv/experimental/psych quartet from Norway covers a diverse set of approaches to improvisation, from textural, minimalistic and radically abstract, like something AMM would play, to the use of graphic and written notation. ... Click to View


This Heat: This Heat [VINYL REISSUE] (Light in the Attic)

An impressive and unprecedented achievement in rock composition, This Heat's first album blends sonic work with avant rock, drawing liberally from no wave, punk, progressive, and more, influencing a generation and producing some of rock and improvs finest players. ... Click to View

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Joe Morris
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)

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.


Francois Carrier / Steve Beresford / John Edwards / Michel Lambert
OUTgoing
(FMR)

The inimitable trio of saxophonist Francois Carrier (also on Chinese oboe), drummer Michel Lambert and bassist John Edwards, joined by pianist Steve Beresford for a European tour, here recorded at London's Vortex Club for a powerful and diverse album of creative free improv.


Harris Eisenstadt
Old Growth Forest
(Clean Feed)

New York drummer Harris Eisenstadt revives his trio with trombonist Jeb Bishop and bassist Jason Roebke, adding tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, recording in the studio after two concerts at John Zorn's venue The Stone in 2015, heard in here in momentous and heartfelt jazz.


Sun Ra
Art Yard in a Box [7-CD Box]
(Art Yard)

A sturdy 7-CD Box set compiling the following Sun Ra releases on the magnificent Art Yard label: "The Antiques Blacks", "Nidhamu/Dark Myth Equations", "Sleeping Beauty", "Disco 3000", "Horizon", "Detroit Jazz Center", "On Jupiter".


Paul Dunmall / John Edwards / Tony Marsh
To Be Real
(FMR)

Hard working free improv session from the UK trio of Paul Dunmall on tenor sax, John Edwards on double bass and the late Tony Marsh on drums, performing live at the Vortex in 2010, and at UWE in Bristol, 2007, never released material reminding of Marsh's stature and skill.


Dre Hocevar
Collective Effervescence
(Clean Feed)

Freely improvised collective with an electroacoustic inclination and chamber music reserve from the quintet of Dre Hoceva (drums), Bran De Looze (piano), Lester St. Louis (cello), Chris Pitsiokos (sax) and Philip White (electronics & signal processing).


Roger Turner / Otomo Yoshihide
Live at SuperDeluxe
(Doubtmusic)

UK free improvising percussionist Roger Turner in a duo with Japanese creative improviser Otomo Yoshihide on guitar, performing live at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe in 2015, two sets of dynamic and demanding improvisation, from near silent to driving rhythm and noise.


Jurg Frey
Circles and Landscapes - works for solo piano played by Philip Thomas
(Another Timbre)

Five new or recent pieces from composer Jurg Frey, alongside his 1993 work "In Memoriam Cornelius Cardew", all performed by pianist Philip Thomas, presenting slowly unfolding compositions emphasizing the physical space and time within which sounds are situated.


Veryan Weston / Trevor Watts
Dialogues with Ornette!
(FMR)

Live recordings in 2015 from Bim Huis, and in Quintavant/Audio Rebel in Rio de Janeiro, the first a tribute to the late saxophonist Ornette Coleman in a 3 part suite of fast-paced and insightful improv; the 2nd "Quantum Illusion", an introspective and rich 2-part work.


Fred Frith / Darren Johnston
Everybody's Somebody's Nobody
(Clean Feed)

Bay Area trumpeter Darren Johnston meets improvising guitar legend Fred Frith for an incredibly well-paced series of duos, remarkable improv that uses space, skill, extended techniques and unexpected approaches to both instruments in vivid and beautiful discourse.


Roger Turner / Satoh Masahiko / Otomo Yoshihide
Live at Hall Egg Farm
(Doubtmusic)

During legendary UK free improvising drummer Roger Turner's 2015 tour of Japan he met with guitarist Otomo Yoshihide and pianist Satoh Masahiko to record this monumental and astounding 66 minute improvisation at Fukaya City's Hall Egg Farm.


Wadada Smith Leo / John Lindberg
Celestial Weather
(Tum)

Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and double bassist John Lindberg met in NYC to record this set of suites using an incredibly emotional palate of melodic, technical, and free playing, on a 2-part work for Malachi Favors, a 5-part "Celestial Weather Suite", and a 2-part "Feathers and Earth".


Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love
Candy [7 CDs]
(PNL)

Working together since 2000, and performing as a duo since 2007, this solid 7 CD box set presents free improvising saxophone and pocket trumpet legend Joe McPhee with Europe's most amazing drummer, Paal Nilssen-Love, in live sets from 2007-2014 recorded around the world.


Anthony Braxton
Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993, 2nd Set
(Hatology)

Remaster of the exhilarating second set from saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton's concert at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA, 1993, one of 7 nights performing with the quartet of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Mark Dresser on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on percussion.


Brian Chippendale / Mats Gustafsson / Massimo Pupillo
Melt
(Trost Records)

Thick, grungy, ecstatic free improvisation crossing into rock territory from the trio of Mats Gustafsson (The Thing) on sax, Brian Chippendale (Lightening Bolt) on drums, and Massimo Pupillo (Zu) on electric bass, a temporary project that evolved into a touring band.


Paul Dunmall / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall
I Look At You
(FMR)

Blending free and compositional players, saxophonist Paul Dunmall leads the quintet of Neil Metcalfe on flute, Hanna Marshall on cello, Alison Blunt on violin and Phillip Gibbs on guitar for a refined and sprightly set of extended improvisations recorded at Birmingham Conservatory.


Hartmut Geerken And Chris Trent
Omniverse Sun Ra [BOOK]
(Art Yard)

Originally published in 1994, Hartmut Geerken and Chris Trent's comprehensive reference of Sun Ra includes a pictorial and annotated discography, essays and photo documents, photographs; this 2nd edition adds new photographs, photo documents, and essays.


Renku
Live in Greenwich Village
(Clean Feed)

A live recording at Greenwich House Music School in New York City in 2014, and the 3rd album from the Renku trio of Michael Attias on alto sax, John Hebert on double bass, and Satoshi Takeishi on drums, lyrical and intimate trio work from three masterful players.


Bley / Koglmann / Peacock
Annette
(Hatology)

The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.


Quartet Otomo Yoshihide, Axel Dorner, Sachiko M, Martin Brandlmayr
Donaueschinger Musiktage 2005: : Allurements of the Ellipsoid [2 SACDs]
(NEOS Music)

An excellent performance of electroacoustic improv from four of the leading players in the field, live at Germany's Donaueschingen Festival for Contemporary Music.


Susan Alcorn
Soldad
(Relative Pitch)

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".


Sun City Girls
Torch of the Mystics [VINYL]
(Abduction)

A much-needed reissue of Sun City Girls 1990 LP on its 25th anniversary, issued by guitarist Alan Bishop's own Abduction label, presents, remastered, this "vertiginous slice of psychedelic rock that assimilates and then mutates Middle Eastern musical elements."


Steve Swell's Kende Dreams (Swell/ Brown / Crothers / Parker / Taylor)
Hommage A Bartok
(Silkheart)

Trombonist Steve Swell presents an homage to composer Bela Bartok, applying jazz techniques to the composer's music to find something new and unexpected, in an amazing quintet with Connie Crothers (piano), William Parker (bass), Chad Taylor (drums) & Rob Brown (sax).


Nate Wooley Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt)
(Dance to) The Early Music
(Clean Feed)

Nate Wooley assembled his outstanding quintet of Josh Sinton on bass clarinet, Matt Moran on vibs, Eivind Opsvik on bass and Harris Eisenstadt on drums to present a non-ironic take on the early music of a trumpeter who inspired Wooley at an early age - Wynton Marsalis.


Iancu Dumitrescu / Ana-Maria Avram
Live In Berlin
(Edition Modern)

Spectral composers Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram present 4 works recorded live in Berlin from 2009-14, with participants including Yoni Silver, Tim Hodgkinson, Stephan O'Malley, orchestration including stretchable steel and computer, crystals, prepared piano, &c.


Jurg Frey
Circles and Landscapes - works for solo piano played by Philip Thomas
(Another Timbre)

Five new or recent pieces from composer Jurg Frey, alongside his 1993 work "In Memoriam Cornelius Cardew", all performed by pianist Philip Thomas, presenting slowly unfolding compositions emphasizing the physical space and time within which sounds are situated.


Chris Lightcap Bigmouth
Epicenter
(Clean Feed)

Bassist Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth features 2 saxophonists--Chris Cheek and Tony Malaby, Craig Tabor on keys and Gerald Cleavers on drums, in 8 melodic tracks inspired by landmarks of NYC and influenced by jazz tradition, West African music, pop hooks, and more.


Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love
Candy [7 CDs]
(PNL)

Working together since 2000, and performing as a duo since 2007, this solid 7 CD box set presents free improvising saxophone and pocket trumpet legend Joe McPhee with Europe's most amazing drummer, Paal Nilssen-Love, in live sets from 2007-2014 recorded around the world.


Paul Dunmall / John Edwards / Tony Marsh
To Be Real
(FMR)

Hard working free improv session from the UK trio of Paul Dunmall on tenor sax, John Edwards on double bass and the late Tony Marsh on drums, performing live at the Vortex in 2010, and at UWE in Bristol, 2007, never released material reminding of Marsh's stature and skill.


Veryan Weston / Trevor Watts
Dialogues with Ornette!
(FMR)

Live recordings in 2015 from Bim Huis, and in Quintavant/Audio Rebel in Rio de Janeiro, the first a tribute to the late saxophonist Ornette Coleman in a 3 part suite of fast-paced and insightful improv; the 2nd "Quantum Illusion", an introspective and rich 2-part work.


Paul Dunmall / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall
I Look At You
(FMR)

Blending free and compositional players, saxophonist Paul Dunmall leads the quintet of Neil Metcalfe on flute, Hanna Marshall on cello, Alison Blunt on violin and Phillip Gibbs on guitar for a refined and sprightly set of extended improvisations recorded at Birmingham Conservatory.


Francois Carrier / Steve Beresford / John Edwards / Michel Lambert
OUTgoing
(FMR)

The inimitable trio of saxophonist Francois Carrier (also on Chinese oboe), drummer Michel Lambert and bassist John Edwards, joined by pianist Steve Beresford for a European tour, here recorded at London's Vortex Club for a powerful and diverse album of creative free improv.


Sun Ra
Art Yard in a Box [7-CD Box]
(Art Yard)

A sturdy 7-CD Box set compiling the following Sun Ra releases on the magnificent Art Yard label: "The Antiques Blacks", "Nidhamu/Dark Myth Equations", "Sleeping Beauty", "Disco 3000", "Horizon", "Detroit Jazz Center", "On Jupiter".


Cecil Taylor
Garden, 2nd Set
(Hatology)

The second set of Cecil Taylor's superb live set at Grosser Saal Volkshaus, in Basel, Switzerland in 1981, performing solo over five improvisations, presented for the first time in the original concert sequence.


Wadada Smith Leo / John Lindberg
Celestial Weather
(Tum)

Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and double bassist John Lindberg met in NYC to record this set of suites using an incredibly emotional palate of melodic, technical, and free playing, on a 2-part work for Malachi Favors, a 5-part "Celestial Weather Suite", and a 2-part "Feathers and Earth".


Made to Break
Before the Code
(Trost Records)

MTB continues to inspire, merging shake-your-ass jazz with experimental electracoustic elements, blending players from Chicago (reedist Ken Vandermark & drummer Tim Daisy) and Europe (bassist Jasper Stadhouders of Cactus truck & Christof Kurzmann on electronics).


Infinite Spirit (Gluck / Hart / Henderson / Sullivan)
Revisiting The Music Of Mwandishi Band
(FMR)

Herbie Hancock's 1971 Mwandishi band is revisited by original members Eddie Henderson (trumpet) and Billy Hart (drums) along with Bob Gluck on piano & electronics and Christopher Dean Sullivan on bass, updating and exploring the potential from that exciting music.


Tomeka Reid
Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Chicago cellist and composer Tomeka Reid was commissioned to create original music for the first documentary of the Imagists, mid 60's Chicago post-surrealists artists who exhibited together; Reid reworked the music into a fully realized suite for this CD release.


Susan Alcorn
Soldad
(Relative Pitch)

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".


Joe Morris
Solos - Bimhuis
(Relative Pitch)

Live recordings from guitarist Joe Morris, performing solo at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in two Octobers from 2013 to 2014, showing remarkable technical and creative skills while captivating his audience with accessible progressions and story-telling; masterful!


Anthony Braxton
Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993, 2nd Set
(Hatology)

Remaster of the exhilarating second set from saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton's concert at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA, 1993, one of 7 nights performing with the quartet of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Mark Dresser on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on percussion.


Nate Wooley Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt)
(Dance to) The Early Music
(Clean Feed)

Nate Wooley assembled his outstanding quintet of Josh Sinton on bass clarinet, Matt Moran on vibs, Eivind Opsvik on bass and Harris Eisenstadt on drums to present a non-ironic take on the early music of a trumpeter who inspired Wooley at an early age - Wynton Marsalis.


Joseph Kudirka
'Beauty and Industry' - ensemble works played by Apartment House
(Another Timbre)

Six musicians from the UK Fluxus group Apartment House, including Philip Thomas (piano), Bridget Carey (voila), Anton Lukoszevieze, Simon Limbrick (percussion), present several realizations of composer Joseph Kurdirka's pieces, including text scores and fully-notated works.


Iancu Dumitrescu / Ana-Maria Avram
Live In Berlin
(Edition Modern)

Spectral composers Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram present 4 works recorded live in Berlin from 2009-14, with participants including Yoni Silver, Tim Hodgkinson, Stephan O'Malley, orchestration including stretchable steel and computer, crystals, prepared piano, &c.


Monkey Plot w/ Frode Gjerstad
S/T
(FMR)

The young Norwegian trio of Christian Winther (acoustic guitar), Magnus Nergaard ( double bass) and Jan Martin Gismervik ( double bass) joined by legendary sax player Frode Gjerstad for open-minded, introspective and unpredictable improvisation bridging two generations.


Bley / Koglmann / Peacock
Annette
(Hatology)

The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.


Marc Ducret
Tower-Bridge [2 CDs]
(Ayler)

Guitarist Marc Ducret completes his "Tower" series with a 12-piece ensemble including all musicians from the 4 Tower volumes, including Tim Berne, Tom Rainey, Matthias Mahler, &c. in 2 CDs of two concerts from their 2012 tour; innovative and astoundingly great modern jazz.


Stephen Haynes Quintet (feat Joe Morris / William Parker / Warren Smith)
Pomegranate
(New Atlantis)

An organic and rich album of broadly influenced creative jazz from NY cornetist Stephen Haynes, in a quintet extending his trio Parrhesia with guitarist Joe Morris and percussionist Warren Smith, adding bassist William Parker and tuba player Ben Stapp.


Henry Threadgill & Zooid
In for a Penny, In for a Pound [2 CDs]
(Pi Recordings)

Henry Threadgill's new epic work in four movements written specifically to feature each of the musicians in Zooid: "Ceroepic" for Elliott Kavee (drums), "Dosepic" for Christopher Hoffman (cello), "Tresepic" for Jose Davila (trombone & tuba), and "Unoepic" for Liberty Ellman (guitar).


Fraufraulein (Billy Gomberg & Anne Guthrie)
Extinguishment
(Another Timbre)

Three exquisite electro-acoustic compositions by the New York-based duo of Anne Guthrie (french horn, electronics, recordings) and Billy Gomberg (bass guitar, recordings), using a combination of field recordings, electronics and improvisations on French horn and bass guitar.


Tatsuya Nakatani
Confirmation
(TAIGA)

The first vinyl solo album from one of the world's most active percussionists, Tatsuya Nakatani, recording live at Nakatani-kobo in Easton Pennsylvania in 2015, in an incredible display of unexpected sonic territory from drums, bows, bells, bowls and cymbals.


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.


Beatriz Ferreyra
GRM Works [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

Electronic composer Beatriz Ferreyra was a pioneer alongside Pierre Schaeffer, developing the famous Music Theory of the Sounding Object in the 50s, and continued to compose with Bernard Baschet and his Structures Sonores, holding residencies at Dartmouth College.


Philip Jeck
Cardinal [VINYL 2 LPS]
(Touch)

Composer Jeck works with old, Casio keyboards, Ibanez bass guitar, Sony MiniDisc players, Ibanez and Zoom effects pedals, assorted percussion, a Behringer mixer, in his first album in 5 years, blending hallucinatory soundwork with surprisingly harder tones.


Peter Brotzmann Group
Alarm [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)

Peter Brotzmann's 9-piece ensemble for the 164th NDR-JAZZWORKSHOP with the South African rhythm team of Harry Miller (bass) and Louis Moholo (drums), plus Frank Wright & Willem Breuker(sax), Hannes Bauer & Alan Tomlinson (trombone) and Alexander Von Schlippenbach (piano).


Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Trout Mask Replica [VINYL]
(Warner)

The classic Beefheart release (and part of why Squidco is named the way it is) in a beautiful 180 GM collector limited edition pressed on red vinyl.


Maja Ratkje S.K.
Cyborgic [VINYL]
(The Last Record Company)

A live recording from electronic/vocal artists Ratkje playing theremin, toys and life fx processing, in a limited gatefold pressing of 500 copies with a 16 page art booklet.


Eugene Chadbourne And The Dropouts
Zupa Dupa Kupa [VINYL]
(Monotype)

Eugene Chadbourne and the Dropouts (Fingle Schmincter, Abby von Pinkula, Pink Bob, SGT. Billy Capsize and Brian Reedy) in a studio release of original Doc Chad songs.


David Ware S. Quartet
Live in Vilnius [VINYL 2 LPs]
(NoBusiness)

The last recording of the legendary David S. Ware Quartet with bassist William Parker, drummer Guillermo E. Brown, and pianist Matthew Shipp performing live in Vilnius in 2007.


The Group (Abdullah / Brown / Bang / Sirone / Hopkins / Cyrille)
Live [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)

A previously unreleased concert recording from 1986 of a group of leading out jazz artists (Billy Bang, Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille, &c.) playing original compositions as well as a cover of Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat".


Alexander Schlippenbach Von
The Living Music [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)

Recorded the same day as Brotzmann's "Nipples", pianist Schlippenbach's 2nd album was released on his own Quasar label in 1969, featuring Brotzmann(sax), Manfred Schoof (cornet), Michael Pilz (reeds), Paul Rutherford (trombone), Buschi Niebergall (bass) and Han Bennink (drums).


Sonic Youth & I.C.P. & The Ex
In the Fishtank 9 [VINYL]
(Fishtank)

Konkurrent's 9th release of the "In The Fishtank" series pairs Sonic Youth (less Kim Gordon) with ICP (Instant Composers Pool) and Luc & Terrie of The Ex, recording in the studio while Sonic Youth was in Amsterdam for the 2001 Holland Festival.


Sun Ra
Continuation [VINYL]
(Saturn)

Saturn's reissue of this interesting late-60's Sun Ra LP, presenting a mix of instruments and instrumental works, with the Arkestra including John Gilmore, Danny Davis, Danny Thomas, Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick, &c.


Slobber Pup
Black Aces [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Rarenoise Records)

A NYC supergroup led by keyboardist Jamie Saft with bassist Trevor Dunn, guitarist Joe Morris and drummer Balazs Pandi, rugged and savage improvised music crossing the boundaries of free jazz and rock impunity.


Unami / Kamura / Akiyama
Hontatedori [VINYL]
(Compare Notes Records)

The first album by the trio of Taku Unami, Moe Kamura, Tetuzi Akiyama who had been playing together as a permanent group without its name since October 2009, hauntingly beautiful songs.


Maja Ratkje
Voice [VINYL LP + CD]
(Rune Grammofon)

Composer, singer, electronic manipulator, violinist and theremin player Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje released this, her debut album, on CD in 2002, now available again on vinyl LP.


Tchicai / McBee / Fewell / Kohlhase / Hart
Tribal Ghost [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)

Recorded during his residency at New York City's Birdland in Feb 2007, saxophonist and co-founder of the New York Art Quartet John Tchicai performs with the quintet of Charlie Kohlhase (sax), Garrison Fewell (guitar), Cecil McBee (bass) and Billy Hart.


Sun Ra
Disco 3000 [VINYL]
(KS Art Yard Series)

Kindred Spirits & Artyard collaborated to reissue this key 1978 Sun Ra small ensemble album with John Gilmore (sax), Michael Ray (trumpet), and Luqman Ali (drums) recorded at Teatro Cilak in Milan, Italy.


The Thing
Mono [VINYL 2 LPs]
(The Thing Records)

Skronky improv from the trio of Mats Gustafsson (sax), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (electric bass) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) in this 180gm vinyl issue of their 2011 Smalltown Superjazz release, recorded in monaural sound for straight-to-your-brain free jazz!


Aster (Ashley Paul and Eli Keszler)
Things That Just Happen [VINYL]
(R.E.L. Records)

The 2nd release by the duo of Ashley Paul & Eli Keszler, merging the off kilter, quiet and fragile song based work of Ashley with the material-based sound from the duo's live performances, with no electronic processing; isolating, rich, alien and challenging music.


Kidd Jordan / Peter Kowald / Alvin Fielder
Live In New Orleans [VINYL 2 LPs]
(NoBusiness)

The free improvising trio of saxophonist Kidd Jordan, drummer Alvin Fielder, and bassist Peter Kowald performing at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center in New Orleans in 2002.


JoJo Hiroshige / PIKA / Lasse Marhaug / Paal Nilssen-Love
Osaka Fortune [VINYL]
(Premier Sang)

The quartet of two drummers (Paal-Nilssen-Love & Pika) and two noise artists (JoJo Hiroshige and Lasse Marhaug) performing live at Osaka Chika-Ikkai for six intense, powerful and informed noise improvisations.


Nate Wooley / Hugo Antunes / Chris Corsano
MALUS [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)

The trio of trumpeter Nate Wooley, drummer Chris Corsano, and bassist Hugo Antunes, three superb modern improvisers in an open-minded studio album of group improvisations using remarkable techniques and technically superb playing .


Angles 9
Injuries [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Clean Feed)

Now a nine-piece, Martin Kuchen leads the magnificently powerful Angles band through 7 demanding compositions, with trumpeter Magnus Broo back in the band alongside Alexander Zethson, Mattias Stahl, Jonan Berthling, Andreas Werlin, Eirik Hegdal, Mats Aleklint & Goran Kajfes.


Zu
Goodnight Civilization [VINYL 12-inch]
(Trost Records)

A one-sided EP from the power trio Zu (Massimo Pupillo (bass), Gabe Serbian (drums), Luca Tommaso Mai (saxophone) with guest Barney Greenway of Napalm Death on vocals, the first new release form the band since 2009.


Chris Lightcap Bigmouth
Epicenter
(Clean Feed)

Bassist Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth features 2 saxophonists--Chris Cheek and Tony Malaby, Craig Tabor on keys and Gerald Cleavers on drums, in 8 melodic tracks inspired by landmarks of NYC and influenced by jazz tradition, West African music, pop hooks, and more.


Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love
Candy [7 CDs]
(PNL)

Working together since 2000, and performing as a duo since 2007, this solid 7 CD box set presents free improvising saxophone and pocket trumpet legend Joe McPhee with Europe's most amazing drummer, Paal Nilssen-Love, in live sets from 2007-2014 recorded around the world.


Paul Dunmall / John Edwards / Tony Marsh
To Be Real
(FMR)

Hard working free improv session from the UK trio of Paul Dunmall on tenor sax, John Edwards on double bass and the late Tony Marsh on drums, performing live at the Vortex in 2010, and at UWE in Bristol, 2007, never released material reminding of Marsh's stature and skill.


Veryan Weston / Trevor Watts
Dialogues with Ornette!
(FMR)

Live recordings in 2015 from Bim Huis, and in Quintavant/Audio Rebel in Rio de Janeiro, the first a tribute to the late saxophonist Ornette Coleman in a 3 part suite of fast-paced and insightful improv; the 2nd "Quantum Illusion", an introspective and rich 2-part work.


Paul Dunmall / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall
I Look At You
(FMR)

Blending free and compositional players, saxophonist Paul Dunmall leads the quintet of Neil Metcalfe on flute, Hanna Marshall on cello, Alison Blunt on violin and Phillip Gibbs on guitar for a refined and sprightly set of extended improvisations recorded at Birmingham Conservatory.


Francois Carrier / Steve Beresford / John Edwards / Michel Lambert
OUTgoing
(FMR)

The inimitable trio of saxophonist Francois Carrier (also on Chinese oboe), drummer Michel Lambert and bassist John Edwards, joined by pianist Steve Beresford for a European tour, here recorded at London's Vortex Club for a powerful and diverse album of creative free improv.


Sun Ra
Art Yard in a Box [7-CD Box]
(Art Yard)

A sturdy 7-CD Box set compiling the following Sun Ra releases on the magnificent Art Yard label: "The Antiques Blacks", "Nidhamu/Dark Myth Equations", "Sleeping Beauty", "Disco 3000", "Horizon", "Detroit Jazz Center", "On Jupiter".


Cecil Taylor
Garden, 2nd Set
(Hatology)

The second set of Cecil Taylor's superb live set at Grosser Saal Volkshaus, in Basel, Switzerland in 1981, performing solo over five improvisations, presented for the first time in the original concert sequence.


Wadada Smith Leo / John Lindberg
Celestial Weather
(Tum)

Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and double bassist John Lindberg met in NYC to record this set of suites using an incredibly emotional palate of melodic, technical, and free playing, on a 2-part work for Malachi Favors, a 5-part "Celestial Weather Suite", and a 2-part "Feathers and Earth".


Made to Break
Before the Code
(Trost Records)

MTB continues to inspire, merging shake-your-ass jazz with experimental electracoustic elements, blending players from Chicago (reedist Ken Vandermark & drummer Tim Daisy) and Europe (bassist Jasper Stadhouders of Cactus truck & Christof Kurzmann on electronics).


Infinite Spirit (Gluck / Hart / Henderson / Sullivan)
Revisiting The Music Of Mwandishi Band
(FMR)

Herbie Hancock's 1971 Mwandishi band is revisited by original members Eddie Henderson (trumpet) and Billy Hart (drums) along with Bob Gluck on piano & electronics and Christopher Dean Sullivan on bass, updating and exploring the potential from that exciting music.


Tomeka Reid
Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Chicago cellist and composer Tomeka Reid was commissioned to create original music for the first documentary of the Imagists, mid 60's Chicago post-surrealists artists who exhibited together; Reid reworked the music into a fully realized suite for this CD release.


Susan Alcorn
Soldad
(Relative Pitch)

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".


Joe Morris
Solos - Bimhuis
(Relative Pitch)

Live recordings from guitarist Joe Morris, performing solo at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in two Octobers from 2013 to 2014, showing remarkable technical and creative skills while captivating his audience with accessible progressions and story-telling; masterful!


Anthony Braxton
Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993, 2nd Set
(Hatology)

Remaster of the exhilarating second set from saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton's concert at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA, 1993, one of 7 nights performing with the quartet of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Mark Dresser on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on percussion.


Nate Wooley Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt)
(Dance to) The Early Music
(Clean Feed)

Nate Wooley assembled his outstanding quintet of Josh Sinton on bass clarinet, Matt Moran on vibs, Eivind Opsvik on bass and Harris Eisenstadt on drums to present a non-ironic take on the early music of a trumpeter who inspired Wooley at an early age - Wynton Marsalis.


Monkey Plot w/ Frode Gjerstad
S/T
(FMR)

The young Norwegian trio of Christian Winther (acoustic guitar), Magnus Nergaard ( double bass) and Jan Martin Gismervik ( double bass) joined by legendary sax player Frode Gjerstad for open-minded, introspective and unpredictable improvisation bridging two generations.


Tatsuya Nakatani
Confirmation
(TAIGA)

The first vinyl solo album from one of the world's most active percussionists, Tatsuya Nakatani, recording live at Nakatani-kobo in Easton Pennsylvania in 2015, in an incredible display of unexpected sonic territory from drums, bows, bells, bowls and cymbals.


Bley / Koglmann / Peacock
Annette
(Hatology)

The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.


Marc Ducret
Tower-Bridge [2 CDs]
(Ayler)

Guitarist Marc Ducret completes his "Tower" series with a 12-piece ensemble including all musicians from the 4 Tower volumes, including Tim Berne, Tom Rainey, Matthias Mahler, &c. in 2 CDs of two concerts from their 2012 tour; innovative and astoundingly great modern jazz.


Stephen Haynes Quintet (feat Joe Morris / William Parker / Warren Smith)
Pomegranate
(New Atlantis)

An organic and rich album of broadly influenced creative jazz from NY cornetist Stephen Haynes, in a quintet extending his trio Parrhesia with guitarist Joe Morris and percussionist Warren Smith, adding bassist William Parker and tuba player Ben Stapp.


Henry Threadgill & Zooid
In for a Penny, In for a Pound [2 CDs]
(Pi Recordings)

Henry Threadgill's new epic work in four movements written specifically to feature each of the musicians in Zooid: "Ceroepic" for Elliott Kavee (drums), "Dosepic" for Christopher Hoffman (cello), "Tresepic" for Jose Davila (trombone & tuba), and "Unoepic" for Liberty Ellman (guitar).


Fraufraulein (Billy Gomberg & Anne Guthrie)
Extinguishment
(Another Timbre)

Three exquisite electro-acoustic compositions by the New York-based duo of Anne Guthrie (french horn, electronics, recordings) and Billy Gomberg (bass guitar, recordings), using a combination of field recordings, electronics and improvisations on French horn and bass guitar.


Chris Pitsiokos Trio (Pitsiokos / Max Johnson / Shea)
Gordian Twine
(New Atlantis)

The debut album as a leader from NY saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos, providing all compositions for his trio with Max Johns on bass and Kevin Shea on drums & percussion, presenting sinewy and wonderfully convoluted free jazz with unexpected twists and techniques.


Brian Chippendale / Mats Gustafsson / Massimo Pupillo
Melt
(Trost Records)

Thick, grungy, ecstatic free improvisation crossing into rock territory from the trio of Mats Gustafsson (The Thing) on sax, Brian Chippendale (Lightening Bolt) on drums, and Massimo Pupillo (Zu) on electric bass, a temporary project that evolved into a touring band.


Riccio / Shea / Eskelin
Drawing - Opus2: Paul Klee
(Unorthodox Recordings)


Jeph Jerman / Tim Barnes
Matterings
(erstwhile)

The pairing of eccentric sound artist Jeph Jerman with Quakebasket label leader/percussionist Tim Barnes, using unidentifiable sound sources, field recordings, and the occasional acoustic instrument to create unique, curious and absorbing environments.


Graham Lambkin / Michael Pisaro
Schwarze Riesenfalter
(erstwhile)

Balancing active organized sound worlds from Graham Lambkin with Wandelweiser discretion from Michael Pisaro in five tracks that punctuate concrete sound compositions with Feldman-esque piano progressions, bound together by a short poem; captivating and elusive.


Philip Jeck
Cardinal [VINYL 2 LPS]
(Touch)

Composer Jeck works with old, Casio keyboards, Ibanez bass guitar, Sony MiniDisc players, Ibanez and Zoom effects pedals, assorted percussion, a Behringer mixer, in his first album in 5 years, blending hallucinatory soundwork with surprisingly harder tones.


John Wiese
Deviate from Balance
(Gilgongo Records)

Recorded throughout Europe/UK, Australia, and the US, John Wiese's first album since 2011 includes scored ensemble pieces with over 20 musicians on each, participants including Joseph Hammer, Ikue Mori, Evan Parker, C Spencer Yeh, Joe Preston, &c.


Lorren Chasse
The Sodden Floor [CASSETTE + download]
(Notice Recordings)

A mysterious four part work made from organic drone sources and field recordings, like the soundtrack to a dark dream interspersed with unrecognizable sound posts, from sound artist Loren Chasse (Jewelled Antler, Thuja, The Blithe Sons, The Child Readers).


Fred Frith
Propaganda
(Recommended Records)

The long-awaited, missing 2nd side of "Technology of Tears" recorded at Noise NY by Kramer, this album was written for theatre in 1987 using a host of avian and mammalian voices, snippets of unidentified musical material and electroacoustic noise-sculpting, for a dark and amazing album.


Mnemonists
Gyromancy
(Recommended Records)


Tomas Phillips
Drink_Deep
(Non Visual Objects (NVO))

Electronic composer Tomas Phillips sampling and reworking the 80's Dischord artist Rites of Spring into modern minimalist compositions.


Stargazer's Assistant, The
Shivers and Voids
(Utech Records)

Guapo drummer David J. Smith' Stargazer's Assistant in an ominous and intricate work of warmly detailed and emotional soundwork using rock instrumentation, tape and voice.


Sheriff

(Hapna)


Pita
Get Off
(Hapna)


Patrik Torsson
Kolvateserenader
(Hapna)


Ronnie Sundin
Morphei
(Hapna)


Christof Kurzmann
The Air Between
(Charhizma)


Various Artists
Minima~list
(List)


Larry Jefferson
Journey [CASSETTE]
(Rollax Records)

Electronic Artist Larry Jefferson explores issues of philosophy and loss and this is reflected in this collection of 9 songs & music in a professionally manufactured cassette.


Peter Cusack
Sounds From Dangerous Places (2 CD's + 90 Page Hardback Book)
(ReR)

Two CDs and a 90 page hardback book with photos, info and interviews from audio documenter and experimenter Peter Cusak, recording in Chernobyl, The Caspian Oilfields, and various dangerous locations in the UK.


Various Artists
Because Tomorrow Comes #2
(Because Tomorrow Comes)

The second volume of this excellent German sound magazine and audio CD, 9 artists working in sound art, electroacoustic composition; a "listenable exhibition" of modern compositional approach.


Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi
Now While It's Still Warm Let Us Pour in All the Mystery
(Black Truffle)

The fourth release from the established trio of Haino (guitar, flute), O'Rourke (bass) and Ambarchi (drums), with a wide range of remarkable tracks that explore different sides of free rock.


Osvaldo Coluccino
Oltreorme
(Another Timbre)

Italian composer Osvaldo Coluccino performed these minimal works using acoustic objects only: no musical instruments, no power tools, nor appliances, nor other electric machines, and no post electronic processing.


Peter Cusack
Favourite Sounds of Berlin
(Recommended Records)

Site recordings from Berlin by audio explorer Peter Cusack, documenting evocative locations throughout the city based on an inquiry into Berlin resident's favorite sounds, with a booklet detailing the 31 recordings and the scope of the project.


Aaron Dilloway
Banned/Bent [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)

Two sides of "Banned" and "Bent" from experimental sound artist Aaron Dilloway, using synthetic and sampled sounds to create a revolving audio excursion of bizarre sonic substance, thickly mysterious and satisfying.


David Smith / Bill Laswell / John Zorn
The Dream Membrane
(Tzadik)

Bill Laswell on bass and drones and John Zorn on shofar and alto saxophone perform darkly evocative ambient music to readings by magus David Chaim Smith from selections of his mystical text "The Awakening Ground".


John Hudak
Listening To The Wind [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)

John Hudak created "listening to the wind" using wind chimes, half of a phone conversation, and digital manipulation, splitting the work into an "inner" and "outer" side, altering the character of this murky emission.


Joseph Kudirka
'Beauty and Industry' - ensemble works played by Apartment House
(Another Timbre)

Six musicians from the UK Fluxus group Apartment House, including Philip Thomas (piano), Bridget Carey (voila), Anton Lukoszevieze, Simon Limbrick (percussion), present several realizations of composer Joseph Kurdirka's pieces, including text scores and fully-notated works.


Iancu Dumitrescu / Ana-Maria Avram
Live In Berlin
(Edition Modern)

Spectral composers Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram present 4 works recorded live in Berlin from 2009-14, with participants including Yoni Silver, Tim Hodgkinson, Stephan O'Malley, orchestration including stretchable steel and computer, crystals, prepared piano, &c.


James Saunders
Assigned #15
(Another Timbre)

Leading contemporary music ensemble Apartment House perform a new piece developing out of James Saunders's long-term modular project '#unassigned'; the new piece, "assigned #15" creates a mesmeric, dense, jungle-like soundworld across its 45 minutes duration.


Slawomir Kupczak
Res Facta
(Bolt)

A series of electroacoustic compositions from composer Slawomir Kupczak, combining the sounds of instruments via electronic means to create new hybrid sounds of alien character, released in carefully building works from near-minimal to unsettling eruptions of sound.


Ilan Volkov conducts Ana-Maria Avram / Iancu Dumitrescu
Hyperion International Ensemble
(Edition Modern)

Ilan Volkov directs the Bucharest based chamber group Hyperion Ensemble merging the history of Romanian music with moder avant-garde music, here performing the music of Ana-Maria Avram & Iancu Dumitrescu with guest guitarist Stephan O'Malley.


Beatriz Ferreyra
GRM Works [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

Electronic composer Beatriz Ferreyra was a pioneer alongside Pierre Schaeffer, developing the famous Music Theory of the Sounding Object in the 50s, and continued to compose with Bernard Baschet and his Structures Sonores, holding residencies at Dartmouth College.


Magnus Granberg
How Deep is the Ocean, How High is the Sky?
(Another Timbre)

Swedish composer Magnus Granberg (Skogen) places baroque instruments alongside prepared piano, objects and electronics in an exquisite 60-minute piece performed with an excellent set of performers including Cyril Bondi, d'incise, Eric Ruffing, Christoph Schiller, &c.


Cabaret Contemporain
Moondog
(Sub Rosa)

The 5-piece French band Cabaret Contemporain revisits the music of New York "Viking of 6th Avenue" Moondog, with two Scandinavian vocalists focused on Moondog's songs, using electro music with acoustic prepared instruments--piano, electric guitar, drums, and 2 doublebasses.


Pierre Boulez
Notations & Piano Sonatas
(Hat [now] ART)


Ana-Maria Avram / Dumitrescu, Iancu
iO Quartet
(Edition Modern)

Four performances of Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram's iO String Quartet playing their compositions for string quartet & tape live in London, Brussels and Paris.


Heiner Goebbels
The Italian Concerto
(I Dischi di Angelica)

A rare release from a pioneer of contemporary cross-platform composition, with Chris Cutler, The Icarus Ensemble, Sira and Boubacar Djebate, Johannes Bauer, Tiziano Popoli, &c. &c.


Smith Quartet with John Tilbury
Feldman, Morton: Music For Piano And Strings Volume 1 [DVD-AUDIO]
(Matchless)

The Smith Quartet with pianist John Tilbury perform two long works by Morton Feldman: "For John Cage" (1982) and "Piano and String Quartet" (1985) on DVD Audio.


Morton Feldman
Trio
(Mode Records)

CD of Feldman's Trio, a 105-minute work in one continuous movement, slowly and beautifully folding and unfolding peformed by Aki Takahashi, Rohan de Saram and Marc Sabat.


Pierre Boulez & John Cage
Structures & Music For Piano
(Hat [now] ART)

John Cage and Pierre Boulez met in 1949, forging a long and valuable musical friendship, as seen through the parallels in these works by both composers, performed by Pi-Hsien-Chen & Ian Pace.


Pisaro: Chabala / Porter
asleep, street, pipes, tones
(Gravity Wave)

An investigation of the sounding properties of pipes and streets interspersed with a duo for bass clarinet and electric guitar in the form of ten three-minute episodes.


Quatuor Bozzini
Martin Arnold: Aberrare
(Collection QB)

The Bozzini string quartet working with the melodic and unique universe of Toronto-based composer and performer Martin Arnold, who's roots are in the music of avant and improvisational work.


Cornelius Cardew
The Great Learning [4 CDs]
(Bolt)

A nearly 5-hour long recording of Cornelius Cardew's work based on one of the 4 classic books of Confucian religion, and the first work to be referred to as minimalist, performed at Wigry in Sejny, 2010.


David Buddin
Canticles
(Ugexplode)

An electronic music realization of the instrumental parts for a six movement chamber work featuring soprano voice from composer Buddin, a vigorous, dissonant, rhythmically complex work in the vein of Stockhausen, Ruggles, Babbitt, &c.


John Cage
Sonatas & Interludes (1946 - 1948)
(Hat [now] ART)

John Cage composed these 20 sonatas and "interludes" from 1946-1948, unique and inventive compositions for conventional and prepared piano, which noted Cage interpreter James Tenney recorded in 2002.


Various Artists
30 Jahre Inventionen 1982-2012 [2 CDs + DVD]
(Edition Rz)

Two re-releases of Edition RZ LPs that are now available in this double CD box with additional tracks, as well as a mainly acousmatic DVD that features electronic tracks by a variety of electroacoustic composers.


Smith Quartet with John Tilbury
Morton Feldman: Music for Piano and Strings Volume 2 [DVD-AUDIO]
(Matchless)

The 2nd volume of "Music for Piano and Strings" by Morton Feldman is performed by The Smith Quartet with John Tilbury, presenting "Patterns In a Chromatic Field", and "Piano, violin, Viola, Cello", on DVD audio to allow for the length of these large works.


Martin Iddon
pneuma
(Another Timbre)

Composer Martin Iddon in a work of new conceptual modes of music making, with a ritualistic approach building strange sounds and stange actions in dense layers and intense timbres that demand a unique physicality from the player.


L'Ensemble Volta
Les Nuages de Magellan
(Recommended Records)

ReR's 3rd collection featuring the ondes Martenot, an early electronic musical instrument invented in 1928 by cellist Maurice Martenot; this volume, performed by the 4 piece L'Ensemble Volta + Antoine Alerinie is dedicated to Spectralist composer Tristan Murail.


Laurence Crane / Apartment House
Chamber Works 1992-2009 [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)

A double CD of UK's experimental music ensemble Apartment House performing 14 chamber pieces composed by and under the supervision of Laurence Crane, beautiful and informed minimal work from a unique voice in modern composition.


Leah Paul
Trenza
(Skirl)

Flutist Leah Paul presents two engaging compositions in multiple movements, performed with a chamber ensemble of Chris Speed (reeds), Rob Jost (french horn), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Peter Sachon (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Ben Kono (oboe) and Michel Gentile (flute).


This Heat
Deceit
(Recommended Records)


Alvarius B.
Chin Spirits (Durga) [VINYL 10-inch]
(Unrock)

Originally released on cassette, Alvarius B. aka Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Invisible Hands) presents a strange set of songs, instrumentals, and otherwise uncategorizable and somewhat demented music, now in a lovely, limited one-time vinyl 10" release.


Sarah Murcia
Never Mind The Future
(Ayler)

Revisiting Sex Pistols' "Never Mind the Bollocks" in a band with Benoit Delbecq on piano, Gilles Coronado on guitar, Olivier Py on sax, Franck Vaillant on drums, and Sarah Murcia on bass, splitting the vocals with Mark Tompkins in a unique take on a punk classic.


Eugene Chadbourne
Texas Session
(Chadula)


Thinking Plague
In This Life [25th Anniversary Remaster]
(Cuneiform)


Henry Cow
In Praise of Learning
(Recommended Records)


Fred Frith
Gravity
(Recommended Records)


Forgas Band Phenomena
Soleil 12
(Cuneiform)


Art Bears
Hopes and Fears
(Recommended Records)


This Heat
Live 80/81
(Recommended Records)


Paulo Angeli
Tessuti (music by Bjork, and Fred Frith)
(Recommended Records)


Eugene Chadbourne / Black, Jimmy Carl
2001: A Spaced Odyssey: Rotterdam, Holland September 9, 2001 [DVD]
(Modern Alchemy)

DVD and mp3s of two Chad and Jimmy Carl Black show from 1992, amazing modern hijinx on versions of Zappa, Hendrix, Beefheart, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, &c.


MIJ (Jim Holberg)
Yodeling Astrologer
(ESP)

Freak folk guitarist/song writer Jim Holberg was found by ESP founder Bernard Stollman in 1969 in Washington Square Park, NYC, who sent him to the studio for this LP the next day.


Keiji / Makoto / Tatsuya
Ichi to Ichi ga Kasanatte Shimaumade [DVD]
(Magaibutsu)

The trio of Haino Keiji, Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) & Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, &c) performing live at Beat Tokyo in 2008, intense improvised rock from three masters.


Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Trout Mask Replica [VINYL]
(Warner)

The classic Beefheart release (and part of why Squidco is named the way it is) in a beautiful 180 GM collector limited edition pressed on red vinyl.


Erica Pomerance
You Used to Think
(ESP)

Folk songs with poetic influences from Erica Pomerance in her 1968 ESP release with an eclectic mix of classical, improvisational, folk and rock musicians.


Pere Ubu
London * Texas
(Recommended Records)

The only recording of the short-lived and still phenomenal version of Ubu after Allen Ravestine left to be replaced by Eric Drew Feldman, with Chris Cutler on drums.


Sekkutsu Jean
DVD
(Magaibutsu)

The intense Japanese rock duo of bassist Sato Kenji and drummer Yoshida Tatsuya performing live at Tokyo's Show Boat in 2008, and at UFO Club in 2006.


Eugene Chadbourne And The Dropouts
Zupa Dupa Kupa [VINYL]
(Monotype)

Eugene Chadbourne and the Dropouts (Fingle Schmincter, Abby von Pinkula, Pink Bob, SGT. Billy Capsize and Brian Reedy) in a studio release of original Doc Chad songs.


Sorites Paradox
Sorites Paradox
(Magaibutsu)

Eccentric Japanese vocalist Makigami Koichi joins Ruins/Korekyojinn drummer Yoshida Tatsuya, Altered States guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa, and Shimizu Kazuto (Hikasu) for an album of impressive and slightly deranged rock.


Henry Cow
In Praise of Learning [VINYL]
(Recommended Records)

The 2nd album pairing UK avant-pop band Slapp Happy with avant-rockers Henry Cow, an overtly political record that uses voice, music, and experimental sound to make powerful statements about the world we live in.


The World Heritage
Travelling Silk Road
(Magaibutsu)

Live recordings of drummer Yoshida Tatsuya's World Heritage band from Koenji HIGH in 2009, condensing and editing the show into one incredible hour of sophisticated rock improvisation.


Purple Cucumber, The
A Tribute
(Auditorium)


Unami / Kamura / Akiyama
Hontatedori [VINYL]
(Compare Notes Records)

The first album by the trio of Taku Unami, Moe Kamura, Tetuzi Akiyama who had been playing together as a permanent group without its name since October 2009, hauntingly beautiful songs.


BLASTRO
From the Beginning to the End
(Doubtmusic)

The trio of Hiroshi Hasegawa and Miyano on electronics, and Ironfist Tatsushima on drums in a 32 minute blast of sound and noise recorded live at Earthdom, Tokyo in 2013 and mixed by Tatsuya Yoshida who reveals the inner layers of their profoundly intense sonic attacks.


Joe Morris
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)

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.


Anthony Braxton / Quartet
(Santa Cruz) 1993 1st Set [REPRESS]
(Hatology)

Reissuing and remastering saxophonist Anthony Braxton's stellar release documenting his 1993 live performance with Marilyn Crispell on piano, Mark Dresser on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on percussion & marimba, demanding collective improvisation from masterful players.


Cecil Taylor
Garden 1st Set
(Hatology)

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.


Schlippenbach / Parker / Edwards / Prevost
3 Nights at Cafe Oto
(Matchless)

Presenting 3 CDs, a DVD, and a solid 80-page book of images and text, capturing 3 nights at Cafe Oto from the trio of Evan Parker (tenor sax), John Edwards (double bass), and Eddie Prevost (drums), joined one night by Alexander v. Schlippenbach, and another night by Christof Thewes.


Anthony Braxton
Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993, 2nd Set
(Hatology)

Remaster of the exhilarating second set from saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton's concert at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA, 1993, one of 7 nights performing with the quartet of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Mark Dresser on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on percussion.


Chris Lightcap Bigmouth
Epicenter
(Clean Feed)

Bassist Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth features 2 saxophonists--Chris Cheek and Tony Malaby, Craig Tabor on keys and Gerald Cleavers on drums, in 8 melodic tracks inspired by landmarks of NYC and influenced by jazz tradition, West African music, pop hooks, and more.


Cecil Taylor
Garden, 2nd Set
(Hatology)

The second set of Cecil Taylor's superb live set at Grosser Saal Volkshaus, in Basel, Switzerland in 1981, performing solo over five improvisations, presented for the first time in the original concert sequence.


Matthew Shipp Trio
To Duke
(RogueArt)

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.


Steve Lacy
Shots
(Hatology)

A reissue of the uniquely configured trio of soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, Masa Kwate on traditional Japanese percussion, and Irene Aebi on voice and violin, from their 1977 LP release on the French Musica label, restored and remastered.


Nate Wooley (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran)
Battle Pieces
(Relative Pitch)

"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.


Steve Swell's Kende Dreams (Swell/ Brown / Crothers / Parker / Taylor)
Hommage A Bartok
(Silkheart)

Trombonist Steve Swell presents an homage to composer Bela Bartok, applying jazz techniques to the composer's music to find something new and unexpected, in an amazing quintet with Connie Crothers (piano), William Parker (bass), Chad Taylor (drums) & Rob Brown (sax).


Susan Alcorn
Soldad
(Relative Pitch)

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".


Korekyojinn
Fall Line
(Magaibutsu)

The 5th studio album from the trio of Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins alone / Koenji Hyakkei), Kido Natsuki (Bondage Fruit / Salle Gavoux), Nasunomitsuru (Altered states / Umbeltipo), avant-progressive instrumental rock, melodic and complex rock performed at breakneck speed.


Albert Ayler Quintet
Stockholm, Berlin 1966
(Hatology)

In 1966 Albert Ayler toured Europe with his quintet, as heard on these beautifully remastered recordings from Berlin and Stockholm; inspired and spiritual free jazz.


Brotzmann / van Hove / Bennink
1971
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Unreleased material from legendary European players Peter Brotzmann (sax), Fred Van Hove (piano) and Han Bennink (drums), captured live in 1971 for intensely heavy playing at the 2nd Internationales New Jazz Meeting Auf Burg Altena, and in detailed studio work at Radio Bremen.


Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love
Candy [7 CDs]
(PNL)

Working together since 2000, and performing as a duo since 2007, this solid 7 CD box set presents free improvising saxophone and pocket trumpet legend Joe McPhee with Europe's most amazing drummer, Paal Nilssen-Love, in live sets from 2007-2014 recorded around the world.


Joe Morris
Mess Hall
(Hatology)

Dark, edgy and superb electric guitar work from Joe Morris in a trio with Stave Lantner on electric keyboard and Jerome Deupree on drums, the final part of what Morris calls "Big Loud Electric Guitar Trilogy" that started with "Sweatshop" and "Racket Club", following the Hendrix legacy.


Bobby Bradford / John Carter Quintet
No U Turn, Live in Pasadena 1975
(Dark Tree Records)

The Bobby Bradford & John Carter Quintet captured in performance in 1975, the earliest known recording of this configuration live from their 70s period in Los Angeles, playing amazing free jazz with Stanley Carter and Roberto Mirando on bass, and William Jeffrey on drums.


Keiji Haino / Mitsuru Nasuno / Yoshimitsu Ichiraku
After Seijaku [2 CDs]
(Doubtmusic)

The Seijaku Trio of Keiji Haino (electronics, guitar, voice), Mitsuru Nasuno (bass, electronics) and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku (electronics), recording 2 years after the "Last Live" album, in an epic voyage of meditative and intricate electronics performed live in Tokyo.


Joe McPhee
As Serious As Your Life [reissue]
(Hatology)

In 1996, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Joe McPhee's first solo release, McPhee recorded this remarkable album of solo reeds, pocket cornet, and electronics, using overdubbing to create gripping music including an homage to Miles Davis and unique versions of standards.


Seijaku
Last Live [2 CDs]
(Doubtmusic)

Long form twisted blues from the Japanese Seijaku Trio of Keiji Haino (guitar, voice, violin & flute), Mitsuru Nasuno (bass) and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku (drums), performing live at Club Goodman in Tokyo in 2014, for an album of profoundly introspective and dark music.


Roscoe Mitchell Trio
Angel City
(RogueArt)

Art Ensemble founder Roscoe Mitchel on reeds, winds and percussion, in an extended electroacoustic work performed with James Fei on reeds and analog electronics and William Winant on percussion; a composition/improvisation blending sound and space in creative and compelling ways.


Fred Frith / Evan Parker
Hello, I Must Be Going
(Victo)

Two masters who rarely play together--guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist Evan Parker--performing together as a duo at the 30th Musique Actuelle Festival in Victoriaville, Canada for an amazing exchange of ideas and intensely subtle dialog.


Marc Ducret Trio + 3 (Chevillon / Echampard + Monniot / Blaser / Martinez)
Metatonal
(Ayler)

Guitarist Marc Ducret expands his trio of bassist Bruno Chevillon and drummer Eric Echampard with saxophonist Christophe Monniot, trumpeter Frabrice Martinez, and trombonist Samuel Blaser for a tour de force of dynamic and quickly shifting improv that both shreds and reflects.


Joe Morris
Solos - Bimhuis
(Relative Pitch)

Live recordings from guitarist Joe Morris, performing solo at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in two Octobers from 2013 to 2014, showing remarkable technical and creative skills while captivating his audience with accessible progressions and story-telling; masterful!


Anthony Braxton
Eight (+1) Tristano Compositions 1989 for Warne Marsh
(Hatology)

A reissued and remastered Braxton release with Jon Raskin, Dred Scott, Cecil McBee, and Andrew Cyrille that is intensely explosive, fast-paced, and aggressive, with Braxton's signature style.


Steve Lacy Four
Morning Joy ...Paris Live [reissue]
(Hatology)

One night at the Paris Sunset Club by saxophonist Steve Lacy's Quartet with Steve Potts on sax, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass and Oliver Johnson on drums, performing an exuberant mix of Lacy originals and Thelonius Monk tunes, remastered & expanded for Hat's 40th Anniversary.


Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach
Stockholm Connection [3 CDs]
(Umlaut Records)

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.


AMM
Spanish Fighters
(Matchless)

Recorded at the festival Neposlusno (Sound Disobedience) in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2012, the AMM duo of Eddie Prevost on percussion and John Tilbury on piano perform an extend improvisation of tension and dynamic, delicately balancing sound in a rich dialog.


Matthew Shipp Chamber Ensemble
The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael
(Relative Pitch)

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".


Frode Gjerstad 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.


Ellery Eskelin
Solo Live At Snugs
(Hatology)

Ellery Eskelin performing solo on tenor saxophone at 61 Local in Brooklyn, NY, four original compositions, personal and distinctive improvisation like listening to tales from a well seasoned and adept traveler.


Peter Evans / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride
Pulverize The Sound
(Relative Pitch)

The trio of trumpeter Peter Evans, electric bassist Tim Dahl, and drummer/percussionist Mike Pride have played together since 2010, crossing the boundaries of improvisation, composition and rock in dynamic genre-defying music intended to be played loud.


Matthew Shipp Quartet Declared Enemy
Our Lady Of The Flowers
(RogueArt)

Named after Jean Genet's infamous novel, New York pianist Matthew Shipp's quartet Declared Enemy with Sabir Mateen on tenor sax & clarinet, William Parker on double bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, return for a second outstanding album of dynamic and masterful jazz.


Nate Wooley / Ken Vandermark
East By Northwest
(Pleasure of the Text Records)

A superb live set between trumpeter Nate Wooley and multi-reedist Ken Vandermark performing on clarinet, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone, captured live at the 2014 Okka Fest in Milwaukee, intelligent free improvisation balancing introspection and fire.


Harris Eisenstadt (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.


Mario Pavone
Blue Dialect
(Clean Feed)

A beautiful jazz trio record from New York collaborators Mario Pavone, who provided all of the compositions except for one group improvisation, with Matt Mitchell on piano and Tyshawn Sorey on drums; lyrical, lovely, and sophisticated music.


Matana Roberts
Always
(Relative Pitch)

Two passionate studio improvisations from saxophonist Matana Roberts, who lovingly dedicates the album to "those bard(s) of summer...the ideas herein of which I gleaned/interrogated/investigated/celebrated with you..."; subtle, rich, and inspiring.


Henry Threadgill & Zooid
In for a Penny, In for a Pound [2 CDs]
(Pi Recordings)

Henry Threadgill's new epic work in four movements written specifically to feature each of the musicians in Zooid: "Ceroepic" for Elliott Kavee (drums), "Dosepic" for Christopher Hoffman (cello), "Tresepic" for Jose Davila (trombone & tuba), and "Unoepic" for Liberty Ellman (guitar).


Brotzmann / McPhee / Kessler / Zerang
Tales Out Of Time
(Hatology)

A much-needed reissue of the 2002 release from the quartet of Peter Brotzmann (reeds), Joe McPhee (sax, pocket cornet, trumpet), Kent Kessler (double bass) and Michael Zerang (drums & percussion) recording in the studio for incredible free improvisation from four titans.


Kris Davis Infrasound (Davis / Goldberg / Noriega / Badenhorst / Bishop / Radley / Versace / Black)
Save Your Breath
(Clean Feed)

A superb octet including pianist and leader Kris Davis providing innovative compositions, with the powerful support of Ben Goldberg, Oscar Noriega, Joachim Badenhorst & Andrew Bishop on reeds, Nate Radley on guitar, Gary Versace on organ, and Jim Black on drums.


Otomo Yoshihide
Guitar Solo 2015 LEFT
(Doubtmusic)

Reflecting on his studies with guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi, Otomo Yoshihide plays one of Takayanagi's favorite electric guitars, a 1963 Gibson-175, to record 6 extended and informed free improvisations, including Ornette's "Lonely Woman" and "Song for Che".


Steve Lacy Quintet
Last Tour (2004)
(Emanem)

The Steve Lacy Quintet's final tour with vocalist Irene Aebi, trombonist George Lewis, bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel and drummer John Betsch, performing live in Boston for an impressive set punctuated with words from Burroughs, Waldman, Kaufman, Creeley & Schelling.


Ran Blake & Anthony Braxton
A Memory Of Vienna
(Hatology)

In 1988, on the spur of the moment, Blake and Braxton met to record this set of 8 standards, including pieces by Monk, Parker, Gillespie, Miles Davis, Mal Waldron, &c.


Morton Feldman played by John Tilbury & Philip Thomas
Two Pianos And Other Pieces 1953-1969 [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)

"Two Pianos" is one of Morton Feldman's most experimental and radical works, performed here by John Tilbury & Philip Thomas; plus lesser known works including 'Piece for Four Pianos', 'Between Categories', 'False Relationships and the Extended Ending' and 'Two Pieces for Three Pianos'.


McPhee / Saft / Morris / Downs
Ticonderoga
(Clean Feed)

A burning spiritual session inspired by John Coltrane's "Live at the Village Vanguard Again" that began when Jamie Saft told Joe Morris about his deep admiration for Alice Coltrane's playing, adding McPhee and Downs as the perfect complement to realize this excellent album.


Sun Ra Arkestra
Sunrise In Different Dimensions
(Hatology)

3rd edition of this great live recording of Sun Ra and his Arkestra from 1980 in Switzerland, originally released as a double LP, and remastered for CD in 2010.


Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Septet
Seven
(Victo)

UK multi-reed master Evan Parker brings an all-star electroacoustic septet to the 2014 Victoriaville Festival for the massive and wonderfully detailed two part composition "Seven", performed with Peter Evans, Okkyung Lee, George Lewis, Ikue Mori, Sam Pluta, and Ned Rothenberg.


Mette Rasmussen / Chris Corsano Duo
All The Ghosts At Once
(Relative Pitch)

The enduring sax and drum duo format is invigorated with US drummer Chris Corsano and Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen, who push each other in free improvisation that uses insanely great technique while delivering a passionate and ecstatic dialog.


Derek Bailey
Concert In Milwaukee [CASSETTE]
(Incus)

A reissue of the Bailey solo guitar cassette tape release of a 1983 concert in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from the same year, originally sold by Bailey in concert during his tour of Japan in the same year.


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