Bridging mainstream jazz with avant approaches, trumpeter Alessi leads his "This Against That" group with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, bassist Drew Gress, pianist Andy Milne, drummer Mark Ferber, and Tim Berne co-producing.
Live recording from Oxford Improv Club in 2010 opposite Red Square with Paul Dunmall on saxophones, Phil Gibbs on electric guitar and electronics, Nik Stevens on double bass and Trevor Taylor electronic percussion.
Saxophonist Bjorn Bech wrote this Miles-tinged modern jazz suite - a cycle in musical nature - specifically to perform in concert with John Tchicai, with Martin Dam on trumpet and Margriet Naber Tchicai on piano, &c.
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Chicago's Cheer-Accident's 17th release of genre blending rock that borrows as much from progressive and it does from punk in songs that juxtapose pure pop, thundering rock, and avant-garde complexity.
A series of amazing miniatures from the 30 year trio of drummer Pere Oliver Jorgens, saxophonist Thorsten Hoeg, and guitarist Soren Tarding, playing an expectionally focused hybrid of improvised styles.
California trombonist Michael Dessen's trio with drummer Dan Weiss & bassist Chris Tordini in a cycle of 7 pieces integrating grooves, colors and textures in intricate compositions yielding adventurous improvisations.
Turntable musician DJ Sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) in a strange take on Evan Parker as an homage and investigation into his work over the decades, as explained in Sniff's insightful essay in the booklet.
Marc Ducret's Tower Project, music composed as a rendering of Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Ada", the first of 4 albums, here in a quintet with Kasper Tranberg, Matthias Mahler, Fred Gastard & Peter Bruun.
Sonic explorer Jason Kahn & Asher Thal-Nir in a 2008 concert at Boston's Axiom Gallery for a performance that creates inspired sound worlds by layering Kahn's planes of sound with Asher's environmental processing.
Pavone's latest takes her compositional and improvisational "army" into more aggressive rock-oriented territory, with the help of drummer Harris Eisenstadt, bassist Jonti Siman and guitarist Pete Fitzpatrick.
An incredible double CD from trumpeter Leo Smith's Organic with Michael Gregory, Pheeroan AkLaff, Angelica Sanchez, Skuli Sverrisson, Brandon Ross, &c &c... incredible electric and acoustic jazz from the legendary improviser and innovator!
1969 studio recordings from Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) in Germany of the amazing British Jazz grouping of John Surman, Alan Skidmore, Ronnie Scott, Mike Osborne, Kenny Wheeler, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson, &c.
Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.
The late trumpeter Bill Dixon's final performance at the 2011 Victo Festival, performing with and directing an incredible group including Taylor Ho Bynum, Rob Mazurek, Stephen Haynes, Graham Haynes, &c. &c.
Luis Lopes put together this international group including Sei Miguel, Joe Giardullo & Benjamin Duboc for gigs in Portugal, which worked so well that they went to the studio for this impressive release.
Necks pianist Chris Abrahams teams up with electronic artist and sound poet Alessandro Bosetti for 6 introspective and mysterious tracks that mix Necks-like playing with ambient electronics and curious monologs, plus one waltz.
Russian industrial/electronic/free improv artists Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova in a trio with Swiss experimenter Dave Phillips in works that pass from transcendental to insanely complex and halucinatory - play loud!