Recordings from Lisbon of Danish saxophonist Lotte Anker with pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro and double bassist Hernani Faustino, both from Red Trio; dynamic improvisation with a sense of restraint and beautiful fluidity.
Mike Pride's ensemble with Brian Moran, Jessica Pavone, Aaron Ali Shaikh in an extended work recorded live at Freddy's in Brooklyn in February of 2003, a slowly building work of unusual acoustic and electronic improvisation.
The second L A N D album, "Anoxia" (total absence of oxygen), sees Daniel Lea return alone with an outing that marks a shift from the industrial-inflected jazz-noir of 2012's "Night Within" into distinctly new sonic terrain with an emphasis on atmosphere and rhythm.
Guitarist and singer Sylvie Chenard in duet with musician/performance artist Jon Asencio, joyfully exploring the energies of resistance and anarchy, in shades of science-fiction and totalitarian reality.
Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Danielle Palardy Roger, Alexandre St-Onge and Martin Tetreault each composed works for this stellar group of nine Montreal-based musique actuelle players, a startling and wonderful release of style, approach and concept.
Holy Abyss is a modern, tuneful and occasionally haunting electric jazz collaboration between guitarist Joel Harrison and bassist Lorenzo Feliciati, with Cuong Vu (trumpet), Roy Powell (keys) and Dan Weiss (drums).
Compositions for synthesizers, electric harp, tabletop guitar, accordion, alto saxophone, percussion and voices performed by Joane Hetu, Diane Labrosse, Zeena PArkins, Danielle Palardy Roger, and Tenko.
A rich work for clarinets, bass and drums orchestrated for six musicians including Actuelle core players Lori Freedman, Pierre Tanguay, and Lepage himself, through 14 works that may have something to do with a swamp.
A sophisticated modern jazz album from alto saxophonist Gavie Templeton, music based on his grandfather's experience as an Air Corps navigator in WWII, performed in a quartet with pianist Gary Fukushima, bassist Darek Oles, and drummer Joe Labarbera.
Lars Hollmer's final release, culled from hours of archival material and personally selected before his death, this is an album rich with melodic, unusual and exultant music; disc 2 is a DVD of a 2005 performance at the Gouveia Art Rock Festival.
Taking their name from an Edgar Allen Poe story and the title a reference to James Wan's 2013 film, the trio of Peter Evans on piccolo trumpet, Matt Nelson on saxophone & effects, and Dan Peck on tuba & effects, recorded in a church to add ambience to their sinister and superb improv.
The debut album of in-demand Swedish drummer Jonas Holgersson, a member of the Jonas Kullhammar Quartet, Magnus Broo Quartet, Jacob Karlsson Trio, &c., here in a trio with Karl-Martin Almqvist (sax) and Christian Spering (bass).
A sophisticaed album of modern jazz inspired by the 1968 British TV show of the same name; atmospheric to melodic free music composed by New York bassist Max Johnson and performed with Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Mat Maneri (viola) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).
New York trumpeter Jacob Wick, Chicago pianist Marc Riordan, and percussionist Frank Rosaly are Tres Hongos, here performing long and short form improvisations live at Audio For the Arts in WI, and at Strobe Recording in Chicago.
A large Lisboa ensemble presenting a collective improvisation titled after a painting by Yves Klein, with performers including Ernesto Rodrigues (baritone violin), Miguel Mira (bass), Nuno Torres (sax), Carlos Santos (electronics), Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano), &c. &c.
3 cassette set from French composers Lionel Marchetti & Jean-Baptiste Favory; one dedicated to Favory's early work; one a composition from Marchetti performed with Favory and reed/synth player Pierre Jacob; one a multitrack duo improvisation from Paris, 2011.
The Antonio Quijano Quartet with Paul Dunmall (saxes), Philip Gibbs (guitar), Marco Anderson (piano) is an international collaboration that explores the fringes of improvised music in a variety of settings.