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  October 2013
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45 products
Blonk, Jaap: Lifespans Blonk, Jaap:
Lifespans

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

Price: $17.95

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Legendary improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk in a solo work, a mesmerizing and hallucinating piece of electronic music presenting myriads of voices and melodies that never repeat themselves.

Draksler, Kaja: The Lives of Many Others Draksler, Kaja:
The Lives of Many Others

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Influenced by Cecil Taylor, Kaja Draksler is a Slovene piano player living in Amsterdam, performing inside and out of the piano in a unique style that approaches performing as a vision of the piano as a miniature orchestra.

Fielder / Dove / Jackson / Smith: From-To-From Fielder / Dove / Jackson / Smith:
From-To-From

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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Drawing together improvisers from the American South - 60's AACM drummer Alvin Fielder hails from Jackson, Mississippi with trombonist Dave Dove and saxophonist Jason Jackson and bassist Damon Smith from Houston - for six dynamic and captivating improvisations.

Gjerstad, Frode: East Of West Gjerstad, Frode:
East Of West

(Circulasione -- Norway )

Price: $16.95

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The nearly telepathic rapport between Norwegians Frode Gjerstad (sax), Paal Nilssen-Love (percussion) and Jon Rune Strom (bass) was captured in Stavanger, Norway in 2011, six group improvisations of succinct and spectacular free music.

Gratkowski, Frank / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: The Voice Imitator Gratkowski, Frank / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton:
The Voice Imitator

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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German reeidst Frank Gratkowski in a trio with West Coast percussionist Jerome Bryerton and bassist Damon Smith, in an album of free music that blends the sensibilities of free improv with contemporary compositional music.

Kaluza, Anna / Artur Majewski / Rafal Mazur / Kuba Suchar: Tone Hunting Kaluza, Anna / Artur Majewski / Rafal Mazur / Kuba Suchar:
Tone Hunting

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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With links to Foton Quartet, Rob Mazurek, Nicole Mitchell, Keith Rowe, Kevin Drumm, Matt Bauder, &c, the Polish & German quartet of Anna Kaluza (sax), Artur Majewski (trumpet), Rafal Mazur (guitar) & Kuba Suchar (drums) perform a perfect blend of bebop, free forms, west coast jazz and free improvisation.

Kosi: One More Cup of Coffee Kosi:
One More Cup of Coffee

(Kosi -- USA )

Price: $9.95

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Kosi is Akosua Gyebi Sorensen, a New York vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, here presenting a mix of standards and original compositions performed with guitarist Aron Marchak.

Looper (Nikos Veliotis / Ingar Zach / Martin Kuchen): Matter [VINYL] Looper (Nikos Veliotis / Ingar Zach / Martin Kuchen):
Matter [VINYL]

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $16.95

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The electroacoustic improvising trio Looper of Martin Kuchen (sax & pocket radio), Ingar Zach (percussion) and Nikos Vleiotis (cello & video) presenting four intense and extended works recorded in the studio.

Mitchell, Matt: Fiction Mitchell, Matt:
Fiction

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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The debut recording from NY pianist Matt Mitchell, in a duo with drummer Ches Smith on drums, percussion & vibes, 15 inventive original compositions written to push Mitchell's technical skills in improvisational settings, each an ingenious little puzzle.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Present Presence Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Present Presence

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani presents thirteen pieces that take the listener on an expedition in the modern use of percussion, beautifully paced with rich sound, unexpected harmonic properties, fascinating punctuation, a mesmerizing journey.

Niggenkemper, Pascal Vision 7: Lucky Prime Niggenkemper, Pascal Vision 7:
Lucky Prime

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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NY based German-French bassist Pascal Niggenkemper in a European septet with reedist Frank Gratkowski, pianist Eve Risser, violist Frantz Loriot, vibraophonist Els Vandeweyer, voicals Emilie Lesbros, and drummer Christian Lillinger recording at the Loft, Cologne.

Sanchez, Angelica / Wadada Leo Smith: Twine Forest Sanchez, Angelica / Wadada Leo Smith:
Twine Forest

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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NY based pianist Angelica Sanchez in a stunning and intimate duo with legendary free improv trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, an album of superb conversation that flows naturally from their work together in Leo Smith's projects Golden Quartet and Organic.

Sharp, Elliott Aggregat: Quintet Sharp, Elliott Aggregat:
Quintet

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 2nd Aggregat album expands the first release's trio of Elliott Sharp (just on reeds this time), Brad Jones (bass) and Ches Smith (drums) into a quintet with Nate Wooley (trumpet) and Terry L. Green (trombone) for an amazing set of free jazz compositions.

Vandermark / Gregorio / Bishop / Morris / &c: Pipeline Vandermark / Gregorio / Bishop / Morris / &c:
Pipeline

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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In 2000, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and curator John Corbett organized a 16-piece free music big-band featuring key members of the Chicago and Swedish scenes, recording these two impressive, ecstatic, and explosive works.

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields:
Akra Kampoj

(New Atlantis -- USA )

Price: $11.95

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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.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Bittova / Riley / Ziporyn: Eviyan Live Bittova / Riley / Ziporyn:
Eviyan Live

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

Price: $15.95

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EVIYAN is Iva Bittova, Gyan Riley & Evan Ziporyn - 3 unique composer/performers merging into a singular sound, an intimate, acoustic blend of world roots, post-minimalism, jazz, rock, and cabaret.

GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee): Combines [VINYL] GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee):
Combines [VINYL]

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

Price: $19.95

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The GGRIL is a Canadian ensemble of musicians who experiment with various forms of interactions possible in an orchestra without a conductor, bringing together a dozen musicians from different backgrounds.

Jackson, Keefe / Hans-Peter Pfammatter Jackson, Keefe / Hans-Peter Pfammatter:

(Sonnenzimmer -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Chicago saxophonist Keefe Jacksonand Swiss pianist Hans-Peter Pfammatter in a contemplative and expressive duo album demonstrating powerful technique and subtle restraint through nine improvisations.

Mecha Fixes Clock: Beau Comme un Aeroport Mecha Fixes Clock:
Beau Comme un Aeroport

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

Price: $15.95

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Percussionist Michel F Cote takes his Mecha Fixes Clocks ensemble (Philippe Lauzier-sax, Elwood Epps-trumpet, Jean Rene-sax, Pierre-Yves Martel-feedback, Bernard Falaise-guitar, Guillaume Dostaler-piano) on a compelling audio tour of air travel.

Djupvik, Ola: Idiophonics Djupvik, Ola:
Idiophonics

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Recorded and performed without loops, overlays or other technological aid, Norwegian drummer and composer Ola Djupvik explores his limits in a mix of European free improvisation, minimalism and contemporary composers like John Cage and Morton Feldman.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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"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.

Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim: Entertainment = Control Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim:
Entertainment = Control

(Immediata -- Australia )

Price: $15.95

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Acoustic hallucinations for violin and piano from the duo of violinist Erkki Veltheim and pianist Anthony Pateras, exploring spectral techniques throughout extended temporal structures to generate unrelenting harmonic waves that create a singular psycho-harmonic texture.

Ashley, Robert : Tap Dancing in the Sand Ashley, Robert :
Tap Dancing in the Sand

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

Price: $12.95

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A selection of works by the great musical pioneer Robert Ashley performed by the Dutch Ensemble MAE directed by Yannis Kyriakides, including pieces written for the Ensemble MAE.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95

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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Dorgon: For Jason Viseltear Dorgon:
For Jason Viseltear

(Jumbo -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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Jason Viseltear, based in NYC, makes violins, violas, and cellos for both contemporary and period / baroque performance. Inexplicably, Mr. Dorgon dedicated this work to him, a piece of sound and noise, perhaps constructed using string instruments; perhaps not.

Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro: Airs Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro:
Airs

(845 Audio -- Japan )

Price: $11.95

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Using guidelines related to form, time, sound source and density, the trio of Tim Olive on magnetic pickups, Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro on self-made instruments, recorded these compositions live, named for the atmosphere of the recording environment.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

Price: $15.95

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $18.95

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Attias, Michael : Echos La Nuit Attias, Michael :
Echos La Nuit

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

Price: $11.95

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A beautiful solo set of 12 improvisations, Michael Attias performing on alto sax with his left hand and piano with his right, captured in the natural reverberation of La Maison en Bois in Abeville-La-Riviere, France; surprisingly his 1st solo album, developed over 12 years yet played in under an hour with no retakes, a wonderful nuanced reflection in tone, melody & color.

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

Price: $14.95

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray: Second Earth McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray:
Second Earth

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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An excellent first meeting of two guitarists recording on a February afternoon and released in the sequence recorded with no edits or changes, from Jim McAuley on guitar and Scot Ray on lap steel slide guitar with effects, an innately lyrical blending of styles masking the strong technical skills and long histories of these two superlative players.

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

Price: $14.95

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Cremaster / Komora A: split [7-inch VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Cremaster / Komora A:
split [7-inch VINYL] [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $12.95

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A split 7" release between Cremaster (Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electronics) and Ferran Fages (feedback mixing board and electroacoustic devices); and the Komora A trio of Karol Koszniec (electronics), Dominik Kowalczyk (laptop) and Jakub Mikolajczyk (modular synth).

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

Price: $16.95

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD] Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $22.00

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Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber): All Those Yesterdays Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber):
All Those Yesterdays

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95

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Using hard bop as his jumping off point, Swiss saxophonist Omri Ziegele Tomorrow Trio with Christian Weber on bass and Han Bennink on drums--musicians who have toured and performed together over years--went into the studio hot off of a 13 day tour to record these 6 Ziegele original compositions, lyrically balanced with room for exemplary soloing and group interplay.