Former DC underground artists Scars in an "All-Scars" album on the DC Dischord label, the duo of Jerry Busher and Chuck Bettis joined by cellist Amy Domingues, reedist Evan Rapport and vocalist Dree Thibert.
The debut album from the NY based Baloni trio, blending chamber techniques with a unique approach to improvisation, as performed by bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, violist Frantz Loriot, and multi-reedist Joachim Badenhorst.
Double bassist and composer Carlos Bica's Azul with guitarist Frank Mobus and drummer Jim Black in their 5th album, bringing jazz and elements of rock together into a lyrical and alluring set of recordings.
Montreal creative guitarist Tim Brady and his Bradyworks (Lori Freedman, Karen Young, &c) performing 6 duos for electric guitar with other instruments, and 12 compositions for electric guitar (with and without effects pedals).
Rome-based pianist Greg Burke in his 5th 482 Music release with Jonathan Robinson on bass and thumb piano and Gerald Cleaver on drums, a beautiful jazz trio album with delightfully innovative and catchy compositions.
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.
In 1977 Doc Chad recorded these sessions with saxophonist Philip Johnston and drummer Steve Moses playing Chadbourne originals plus one tune from Billy Strayhorn; intriguing and informed free improvisation.
Clockwork is the Polish duo of drummer Maciej Wrobel and bassist Szymon Orlowski, who for the last two years have worked with saxophonist Lukasz Poprawski (Urszula Dudziak, Michal Urbaniak, &c) here in their first album together.
The subtle duo of pianist Marc Copland and saxophonist Dave Liebman in a set of great jazz compositions from luminaries including Jimmy Giuffre, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Lester Young, plus original work.
Wind and reed player Mary Ehrlich's excellent Rites Quartet with Hank Roberts (cello), Michael Sarin (drums) and James Zollar (trumpet) in a set of lyrical compositions that borrows from jazz and downtown NY traditions.
eRikm on 3k Pad Loop System, Electronics and Norbert Moslang playing Cracked Everyday Electronics in a collection of recordings from European concerts performed between 2002 and 2005; produced by Guiseppe Ielasi..
The second duo release between trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez and pianist and accordionist Joao Paulo Estevez da Silva, a beautiful album of winter moods with Sefardic overtones, introspective and reflective improvisation.
The London improvising scene duo of vocalist Kay Grant, a former Downtown NY artists, and clarinetist Alex Ward, have been playing together for decades, here recorded in four live performances and a studio session.
Berlin-based saxophonist Boris Hauf's sextet with Keefe Jackson (sax), Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Frank Rosaly (drums), Steve Hess (drums & electronics) and Michael Hartman (drums) in 4 extended pieces of boiling intensity.
This Heat/Camberwell Now drummer Charles Hayward's latest solo album after a long wait, an incredible and unique journey through drums, electronics and song, personal, pointed and brilliant statements from one or rock's master voices.
A live recording of this quartet from the Iwate Prefecture in the Tohoku region of Japan, improvised and impressive rock from Yoshida Tatsuya (drums), Nasuno Mitsuru (bass), Kita Naoki (violin) and Murakami Naoki (guitar).
Embracing free tonality, microtonal music, and 20th century classical music, Noah Kaplan's informed compositions are performed with his quartet of Joe Morris (guitar), Giacomo Merega (electric bass) & Jason Nazary (drums).
Extreme percussion work from Eli Keszler, mostly solo pieces using a diverse sonic palette, and assisted on 2 tracks by clarinetist Ashley Paul, plus brass player Andrew Fenlon and prepared pianist Sakkiko Mori.
The trio LAMA comes from the dynamic and inventive Portuguese jazz scene, formed by bassist and composer Goncqalo Almeida & trumpeter/electronics artist Susana Santos Silva, with Candian drummer Greg Smith.
Mecha Fixes Clocks' 3rd release with Michel F. Cote, Lori Freedman, Philippe Lauzier, Ellwood Epps, Josh Zubot, Martin Tetrault, Bernard Falaise, &c... a musique actuelle supergroup, and an amazing conceptual work.
The Necks 16th release layers polyrhythmic material to form seething blocks of sound, in two long pieces, one more stripped back to the live trio, the other featuring multiple strata of swirling Hammonds, noise-guitar and electronics.
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A live recording from the trio Sonore at London's Cafe Oto, featuring Peter Brottzmann (tenor and alto sax, clarinet and taragato), Ken Vandermark (tenor sax and clarinet) and Mats Gustafsson (baritone sax).
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.
Chicago multi-reedist Ken Vandermark in a solo concert at Alchemia, Krakow performing portraits and works for Peter Brotzmann, Coleman Hawkins, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Jimmy Guiffre, Fred McDowll, John Carter, & Eric Dolphy.
Recordings of a concert at London's Cafe Oto dedicated to Jozef Patkowski's Polish Radio Experimental Studio (CD2), which are transformed in the studio by John Tilbury, Eddie Prevost, Phil Durrant, Maciej Sledziecki & Mikolaj Palosz (CD1).
International contemporary music group Zeitkratzer directed by Reinhold Friedl performs reinterpreted instrumental version of six pieces representing different stages of Polish Radio Experimental Studio's history.
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.