2012 studio sessions recorded for BBC Radio 3 "Jazz on 3" from the trio of John Butcher (sax), John Edwards (bass) and Gino Robair (energised surfaces & synth), slowly unfolding dialogs using extended techniques and a focus on textural playing.
Thematic improvisation from this Scandinavian trio in an eclectic mix of improvised music, experiemental yet melodic music blending acoustic and electronic instrumentation from Daniel Rorke (sax & laptop), Rune Nergaard (bass) and Tomas Jarmry (drums).
A Scandinavian quartet drawing influence from the music of the Japanese shakuhachi, contemporary electronica, Scandinavian folk music, both European and American jazz traditions as well as tonal, atonal and microtonal composition.
The sixth studio album from the trio of Mats Gustafsson (saxophones), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (electric bass), and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), the first release on their own label, a record that transforms rock, noise, and improv in intense and exultant ways.
An album of solo percussion from authoritative European improvising percussionist Gunter "Baby" Sommer, 9 works of exhilarating rhythms performed on drums, tubular bells, hang, gongs, xylophone, an array of unusual percussion instruments, plus his voice.
Israeli saxophonist Tom Soloveitzik, Turkish electronics player Korhan Erel (Islak Kopek), and US cellist Kevin Davis in an international dialog of rich and sonically charged electroacoustic improvisation.
Electric Bird Noise artist Brian Lea McKenzie extends his concepts in a new duo with vocalist Claudia Gregory (Exhaust the Fox, Claudia Versus the Queen of Hearts), with a new band name and a compelling set of epic electro-rock songs.
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.
A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.
A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.
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.
The third solo venture for Lisbon-based guitarist and visual artist Filipe Felizardo, performing without effects and loops over a lush and spare framework, for a "ghost blues meditation" in 8 movements of focused, beautifully paced and sonically oriented playing.
The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.
The second volume of the project heard in the previous Creative Sources album, "Suspensao", here in a 9-piece electroacoust ensemble with viola, cello, doublebass, alto sax, trombone, piano, electric guitar, computer and percussion, suspenseful lowercase music that unfolds in mysterious, beautiful and rewarding ways.
A beautiful collaboration between Luis Jose Martins on classical guitar, percussion & electronics, and Joan Sa on piano, toy piano, celestra, idiophones & electronics, gentle music that's nearly a song, but actually sophisticated, textured, and lovely contemporary improvisation.
Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.
The entire Bimhuis concert from 2002 as well as two studio tracks from 2000 by the improvising quartet of Gail Brand (trombone), Phil Durrant (electronics, violin), Pat Thomas (electronics, piano) and Mark Sanders (percussion).
Collaborators since 1998, NY hyperpianist Denman Maroney's playing is captured and processed by Hans Tammen, who also plays the "endangered guitar" and electronics, in a spectacular and thought-provoking album of techniques and concepts.
Pianist Howard Riley recorded the 74 pieces of this 6 CD box from 1998-2010, referencing jazz and compositional forms in music based on more than 4 decades playing with the likes of Evan Parker, Tony Oxley, Keith Tippett, &c. &c.
NY saxophonist Alex Weiss with Rick Parker (trombone and electronics), Eyal Maoz (guitar), Dmitry Ishenko (bass), Ches Smith (drums) and Mark Hodos (birimbau) mixing aggressive approaches to improv with the stranger side of organic beauty.