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Archetti, Luigi / Bo Wiget: Weltformat Archetti, Luigi / Bo Wiget:
Weltformat

(Die Schachtel -- Italy )

Price: $18.45

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"Weltformat" translates to "world-class", an apt description of the 20 year collaboration between sound explorers, improvisers and rock legends Bo Wiget and Luigi Archetti, heard in this diverse album of soundscapes and sonic intersections, with Archetti on guitar, mandolin, & electronics, and Wiget on cello, electronics, & vocals, fascinating their listener in shades of dark and light.

Archetti, Luigi / Bo Wiget: Weltformat [VINYL 2 LPs] Archetti, Luigi / Bo Wiget:
Weltformat [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Die Schachtel -- Italy )

Price: $33.95

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"Weltformat" translates to "world-class", an apt description of the 20 year collaboration between sound explorers, improvisers and rock legends Bo Wiget and Luigi Archetti, heard in this diverse album of soundscapes and sonic intersections, with Archetti on guitar, mandolin, & electronics, and Wiget on cello, electronics, & vocals, fascinating their listener in shades of dark and light.

Clark, Sonny Memorial Quartet (feat. John Zorn): Voodoo [VINYL] Clark, Sonny Memorial Quartet (feat. John Zorn):
Voodoo [VINYL]

(Black Saint Vinyl -- Italy )

Price: $21.95

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Pianist Sonny Clark passed in 1963, leaving a legacy of compositions that the Downtown NY trio of saxophonist John Zorn, drummer Bobby Previte, and pianist Wayne Horvitz seized upon in 1985, enlisting legendary bassist Ray Drummond to record these seven Clark compositions, blurring hard bop history with emerging improv technique, an apt reissue of a fitting memorial quartet.

Ferrari, Brunhild / Jim O'Rourke: Le Piano Englouti [VINYL] Ferrari, Brunhild / Jim O'Rourke:
Le Piano Englouti [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

Price: $29.95

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Recorded in concert at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe in 2014, electronic artists and composers Brunhild Ferrari and Jim O'Rourke use tapes, electronics and synths to create these two monumental works of electroacoustic improvisation, with sources including material from Luc Ferrari's "Exercises d'Improvisation", O'Rourke revising and remixing the material in 2019 for this LP release.

Guthrie, Will: Nist-Nah Guthrie, Will:
Nist-Nah

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

Price: $15.95

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Using instruments inspired by Australian percussionist Will Guthrie's travels to Indonesia and his fascination with Gamelan music, Guthrie explores modern percussion approach using electroacoustic composition and improvisation, focusing tradition in both hypnotically delicate textures and complex energetic music, merging rhythm and melody in fascinating ways.

Hodgkinson, Tim / Jason Alder / Chris Cundy / Yoni Silver / Heather Roche / Shadanga Duo / Thanos Ch Hodgkinson, Tim / Jason Alder / Chris Cundy / Yoni Silver / Heather Roche / Shadanga Duo / Thanos Chrysakis:
Music For Bass Clarinets

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

Price: $16.95

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A live performance at London's Cafe OTO from composer Thanos Chrysakis, performing compositions focused on the deeper reeds from composers Christian Wolff, Iancu Dumitrescu, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Georges Aperghis, and Chrysakis himself, in configurations from solo to quintet, with Tim Hodgkinson, Jason Alder, Chris Cundy, Heather Roce, Yoni Silver, and Shadanga Duo.

Jafrate, Keith / Herve Perez: Tete-a-Tete Jafrate, Keith / Herve Perez:
Tete-a-Tete

(Noumenon -- UK )

Price: $9.95

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Recorded live in the studio in Sheffield in a single take, this first time meeting of the UK alto saxophone duo of Keith Jafrate and Herve Perez improvise freely, distinguishable by the stereo channel they reside in, as they display great technical skill and a unique sense of humor on tracks titled like "Something Funky in the Sauce" or "And a Hair in the Pudding".

Kosi: Stranger In Every Town Kosi:
Stranger In Every Town

(self-released -- USA )

Price: $9.95

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NY/East Coast Jazz vocalist Kosi presents her 5th album, a rewarding album of original songs that depict her experiences touring as an independent singer-songwriter through jazz idioms influenced by blues and rock forms, her strong voice emotional and expressive while supported by a core sextet of New York musicians; lyrical, solid, passionate.

Thollem / Parker / Cline: Gowanus Sessions II Thollem / Parker / Cline:
Gowanus Sessions II

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Free collective improvisation with an electronic edge from the trio of Nels Cline, double bassist William Parker and pianist Thollem McDonas, following up on their 2012 "Gowanus Session I" recorded in the same studio space, here expanding on the 1st session's shorter works with two large and evolving improvisations that balance reflective moments with intensive playing.

Thomson, Scott: Murray - Trombone Solos Thomson, Scott:
Murray - Trombone Solos

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

Price: $15.95

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Trombonist Scott Murray (Monicker, AIMToronto) performed this installment of his "Trombone Solos at Odd Hours" series by paying homage after the passing of his friend, painter and drummer John Heward, recording this concert at Heward's studio in his home on Murray Street in Montreal, in a far-ranging and emotional solo performance of fascinating technique and expression.

Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein): Astroturf Noise Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein):
Astroturf Noise

(577 -- USA )

Price: $14.00

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Astroturf Noise is Sam Day Harmet on mandolin, Sana Nagano on violin, Zach Swanson on bass, Billy Martin on percussion, and Sarah Bernstein on violin, living at the intersection of American folk & roots music and free improvisation, using effects and sonic additions in an unusual mix that the quintet makes completely natural and all their own.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman: Whoadie Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman:
Whoadie

(577 -- USA )

Price: $14.00

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"Whoadie" is New Orleans slang for close friends, and the NY trio of saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter and flute player Daniel Carter, clarinetist Patrick Holmes, and pianist Matthew Putname are three close compatriots, which includes Telepathic Band, and apt description of their chamber-oriented free improv in an album inspired by an out of tune piano.

Irving, Tony / Massimo Magee : Vitriol And The Third Oraculum Irving, Tony / Massimo Magee :
Vitriol And The Third Oraculum

(577 -- USA )

Price: $14.00

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Two separate live recordings from the UK sax & drum duo of Massimo Magee on tenor, alto and sopranino saxophones, and drummer Tony Irving (Ascension), both captured in 2019 at The Globe in Newcastle Upon Tyne and at Hundred Years Gallery in London, as they burn through three free jazz dialogs of passionate playing informed by personal history and creative drive.

Treesearch: Know More Knowledge Treesearch:
Know More Knowledge

(577 -- USA )

Price: $14.00

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West Coast/San Diego violinist Keir GoGwilt and bassist Kyle Motl are Treesearch, improvising on contrabass and violin with warm strength and expression, using a mix of traditional and creative approaches to their instruments as they bridge jazz and modern compositional approaches to create their own unique approach to free improvisation.

Derome, Jean: Somebody Special Derome, Jean:
Somebody Special

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Drawing on the work of Steve Lacy's quintet, Montreal saxophonist Jean Derome pays homage to the late saxophonist through a selection of 9 Lacy pieces with lyrics from Brion Gysin, Lao Tseu, Herman Melville, &c, in a quintet with Derome on alto sax, bass flute & voice, Karen Young providing vocals, Alexandre Grogg on piano, Normand Guilbeault on bass, & Pierre Tanguay on drums.

Dharmoo, Gabriel : Quelques fictions Dharmoo, Gabriel :
Quelques fictions

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Stunningly unusual vocal music from composer, music researcher and vocalist based in Montreal, Gabriel Dharmoo, collecting works from 2012 to 2019, performed with small and large ensembles using almost completely wordless voice, utterance, guttural sound, swoops and, melodic flights, augmented with physical percussion like stamping and clamping; brilliant and enthralling.

Ensemble SuperMusique / Symon Henry: voir dans le vent qui hurle les etoiles rire et rire Ensemble SuperMusique / Symon Henry:
voir dans le vent qui hurle les etoiles rire et rire

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Montreal's true supergroup since 1998 with many of the city's essential Musique Actuelle performers and composers, directed by Danielle Palardy Roger and including Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Scott Thomson, Lori Freedman, Alexander St. Onge, &c. &c., as they take on a piece by Quebec composer Symon Henry, performed in an exceptional concert in the Chapel in Bon-Pasteur.

Ratchet Orchestra: Coco Swirl Ratchet Orchestra:
Coco Swirl

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Active since the early 90's, the superb Montreal super-group Ratchet Orchestra under the direction of Nicolas Caloia with 19 performers presents 10 works including the title track, with soloists including Jean Rene, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, Ellwood Epps, Sam Shalabi, Craig Petersen, Yves Charuest, Joshua Zubot, Scott Thomson, Isaiah Ceccarelli, &c.

Quatuor Bozzini: Ana Sokolovic: Short Stories Quatuor Bozzini:
Ana Sokolovic: Short Stories

(Collection QB -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Long-time collaborators the Quatuor Bozzini string quartet of Clemens Merkel, Alissa Cheung, Stephanie Bozzini and Isabelle Bozzini join with Slavic composer living in Montreal Ana Sokolovic, to present a series of 14 short works -- "Ghost 1" & "Ghost 2"; "Commedia dell'arte" in 10 movements; "Blanc dominant"; and "Troisieme page apres le soleil".

Samartzis, Philip / Eric La Casa : Captured Space [CASSETTE] Samartzis, Philip / Eric La Casa :
Captured Space [CASSETTE]

(Cronica -- Portugal )

Price: $8.95

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Kruger National Park in the north-east corner of South Africa is the subject of Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis's audio exploration, using field recordings made over 10 days in and around the park, and taking them into the studio to organize them into an aural representation of the park's exotic mystery, placidity and tension, with a tinge of the modern world nearby.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Duck Baker / Randy Hutton : The Guitar Trio In Calgary 1977 Chadbourne, Eugene / Duck Baker / Randy Hutton :
The Guitar Trio In Calgary 1977

(Emanem -- UK )

Price: $16.95

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A concert recording from 1977 in Calgary, CA captured during Eugene Chadbourne's time in Canada prior to his move to NYC, from the guitar trio of Duck Baker, Randy Hutton & Eugene Chadbourne, performing on acoustic guitars, using a variety of approaches to improvising in trio, duo and solo configurations, with original work, an Ornette Coleman mashup, and a piece by Charlie Haden.

Gjerstad, Frode / John Stevens / Derek Bailey: Hello Goodbye Gjerstad, Frode / John Stevens / Derek Bailey:
Hello Goodbye

(Emanem -- UK )

Price: $16.95

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Recordings from Stavanger, Norway in 1992 by a trio of legends--Derek Bailey on amplified guitar, John Stevens on percussion and mini trumpet, and Frode Gjerstad on alto saxophone--a trio that only performed three gigs on three consecutive days, this album captured on the last of those performances, a testament to their great compatibility and intent.

Bjorkenheim, Raoul: Solar Winds Bjorkenheim, Raoul:
Solar Winds

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

Price: $15.95

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Paying tribute to his musical inspiration John Coltrane, Finnish/NY electric guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim leads a quartet with Silvia Bolognesi on contrabass, Tiziano Tononi on drums & percussion, and Emanuele Parrini on violin, as they perform five Coltrane compositions and two Bjorkenheim originals, a superlative homage to technical brilliance and conceptual vision.

Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love Duo: AMR Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love Duo:
AMR

(NO LABEL -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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The long-running duo of Chicago saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Vandermark and Norwegian drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love are heard in this live concert at AMR in Geneva, Switzerland in 2018, performing the first four letters of the alphabet ("A", "B", "C" & "D"), each letter a unique creative approach in evolving their remarkable and enthralling dialogs.

La Casa, Eric: L'inspir du Rivage part 2&3  [VINYL 7-inch] La Casa, Eric:
L'inspir du Rivage part 2&3 [VINYL 7-inch]

(Povertech / Joe Colley -- USA )

Price: $8.95

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First stock of this 1999 7" from French sound artist Eric La Casa created as part of Joe Colley's "Explorer" series, the title translating to "the shore breathing" where each composition develops from field recordings of water, the first part more naturalist and adhering to the initial recordings, the second using sound processing to create something unique and mesmerizing.

Montgomery, Gen Ken: Endogeny [CASSETTE] Montgomery, Gen Ken:
Endogeny [CASSETTE]

(Tribe Tapes -- USA )

Price: $5.95

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Sound and visual artist Gen Ken Montgomery released this album on cassette on the Directions Music label in 1990, here reissued in 2020; the two side-long pieces were performed live and then remixed, creating a fascinating and elaborate tapestry of tapes, concrete and mechanical sounds alongside instrumentation of percussion, violin, voice, &c.

Abrams, Muhal Richard: Celestial Birds [VINYL] Abrams, Muhal Richard:
Celestial Birds [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

Price: $21.95

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A compilation of works from the late Chicago multi-reedist, experimenter, and AACM founder Muhal Richard Abrams, focused on his widely unknown electronic compositions, in four recording from 1968-1995 with collaborators including Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, Amina Claudine Myers, Roscoe Mitchell, Maurice McIntyre, Yousef Yancey, Thurman Barker, &c.

Carter, John Octet: Dauwhe [VINYL] Carter, John Octet:
Dauwhe [VINYL]

(Black Saint Vinyl -- Italy )

Price: $20.95

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A much-needed reissue of John Carter's 1982 LP "Dauwhe", the first chapter in his "Roots and Folklore" saga, a 5-part epic through African American heritage, performed with Carter himself on clarinet, Bobby Bradford (cornet), James Newton (flute), Charles Owens (sax, oboe & clarinet), Red Callender (tuba), Roberto Miranda (bass), William Jeffrey (drums), and Luis Peralta (percussion).

Company: 1983 [VINYL 2 LPs] Company:
1983 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

Price: $31.95

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Unreleased recordings from Derek Bailey's Company project, recorded at the BBC in 1983 with a stellar set of performers including Evan Parker (clarinet), Hugh Davies (electronics), Jamie Muir (percussion), Joelle Leandre (bass), J.D. Parran (winds), John Corbett (trumpet), Vinko Globokar (trombone), Ernst Reijseger (cello), and Peter Brotzmann (reeds).

Decoy (Alexander Hawkins / John Edwards / Steve Noble) With Joe McPhee: AC/DC Decoy (Alexander Hawkins / John Edwards / Steve Noble) With Joe McPhee:
AC/DC

(Otoroku -- Austria )

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The UK Decoy trio of John Edwards (bass), Steve Noble (drums) and Alexander Hawkins (keys) joins forces with pocket trumpet and saxophone player Joe McPhee during McPhee's residency at London's Cafe OTO, recording these two huge sets of brilliant free improv, Hawkins performing on organ adding a unique and soulful tone to a set that balances powerful energy with innate lyricism.

Galiay, Frederick (Viard / Sebastien / Boudart / Galiay): Time Elleipsis Galiay, Frederick (Viard / Sebastien / Boudart / Galiay):
Time Elleipsis

(Ayler -- France )

Price: $16.95

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Dramatic, darkly thrilling music with moments of sheer beauty from French electric bassist Frederick Galiay and his Camaeleo Vulgaris ensemble, a sextet performing Galiay's compositions in a potent mix of electric guitar, electrified baritone sax, synthesizer, and two drummer/percussionists, recorded after a dozen live concerts honing the material to this riveting studio version.

Karkhana: Bitter Balls [VINYL] Karkhana:
Bitter Balls [VINYL]

(Unrock -- Netherlands )

Price: $25.95

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LP-only, no 7" single. The second full-length album from Karkhana, a septet featuring members of Dwarfs Of East Agouza, A "Trio", Konstrukt, Chicago Tentet, Land of Kush, among others in four compositions of "crystal clear and deep, dark, distorted unrock compositions" in both electric and acoustic instrumentation, an international genre-crossing album.

Laboratorio Della Quercia: Laboratorio Della Quercia [VINYL 2 LPs] Laboratorio Della Quercia:
Laboratorio Della Quercia [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Alternative Fox -- UK )

Price: $24.95

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Documenting the 12-day Italian experimental jazz festival at the ancient amphitheater Tasso della Quercia in 1978, revolving around Italian improvisers Tommaso Vittorini, Eugenio Colombo, Maurizio Giammarco, Alberto Corvini, Danilo Terenz, with visiting players Steve Lacy, Steve Potts, and Evan Parker, trombonist Roswell Rudd, pianist Frederick Rzewski, and drummer Noel McGhee.

Musica Elettronica Viva: United Patchwork [VINYL 2 LPs] Musica Elettronica Viva:
United Patchwork [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Alternative Fox -- UK )

Price: $24.95

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A reissue of Musica Elettronica Viva's innovative 1978 open-structured album of free improvisation, United Patchwork, with the core performers of Frederic Rzewski on piano & electric piano, Richard Teitelbaum on synthesizer & conch shells, Alvin Curran on synthesizer & keys, plus Karl Berger on keys & vibraphone, Garrett List on trombone, and Steve Lacy on soprano sax.

Musson, Rachel / Naoko Saito / Audrey Lauro: The Region Of Braille Responsibility [CD with English B Musson, Rachel / Naoko Saito / Audrey Lauro:
The Region Of Braille Responsibility [CD with English Braille Sheet]

(Armageddon Nova -- Japan )

Price: $16.95

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Three female saxophonist from around the world--Rachel Musson (UK), Naoko Saito (Japan) and Audrey Lauro (Belgium)--in a compilation of solo saxophone works, two extended pieces from Musson and Satio, and four shorter works from Laura, with a CD insert with English Braille characters, and a QR code that, when scanned, plays the audio information for the album.

Pitsiokos, Chris: Speak In Tongues And Hope For The Gift Of Interpretation Pitsiokos, Chris:
Speak In Tongues And Hope For The Gift Of Interpretation

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Dedicating his pieces to Charlie Parker, Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, and John Zorn, NY alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos is heard live at this solo concert in New Haven, CT in 2019, reflecting on the history of jazz through his intense playing style that deploys incredible technique balanced with abstraction and rapid lyricism.

Prevost / Solberg / Pettersen / Moore / Brice / Hardie-Bick: Plumes of Ash in Moonlight [2 CDs] Prevost / Solberg / Pettersen / Moore / Brice / Hardie-Bick:
Plumes of Ash in Moonlight [2 CDs]

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Bringing together two innovative improvising percussionists--Eddie Prevost of AMM fame, and Stale Liavik Solberg (VCDC, John Butcher)--for a studio album of wide-ranging and sometimes hair-raising electroacoustic improvisation, recorded live and unedited with Olie Brice on double bass, Tony Hardie-Bick on piano & tapes, Ed Pettersen on lap steel, and NO Moore on guitar.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Solo Guitar Volume 4-1/3 [VINYL] Chadbourne, Eugene:
Solo Guitar Volume 4-1/3 [VINYL]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

Price: $21.95

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The final volume in the 4-LP set of Eugene Chadbourne's solo guitar recordings made while living in Calgary, Canada during the 70s, this 4th volume presenting four extended pieces blurring improvisation and experimental approaches to the instrument, alongside unusual percussive and sound devices, a quirky and technically amazing period of Doc Chad's incredible career.

Dafeldecker, Werner: Parallel Darks [VINYL] Dafeldecker, Werner:
Parallel Darks [VINYL]

(Room40 -- Australia )

Price: $23.95

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Viennese-born, Berlin-based electro-acoustic composer Werner Dafeldecker (Polwechsel, Fennesz, &c) creates an intense and beautiful musique concrete and acousmatic journey in two parts, examining "perspective, extreme subjectivity and the specters that haunt our auditory worlds" through mysterious sound and enveloping sonic construction, a profound and riveting work.

Graewe, Georg Quintet: Amsterdam, October 1998 Graewe, Georg Quintet:
Amsterdam, October 1998

(Random Acoustics -- Germany )

Price: $17.95

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Reordered on 9/14/2020

Recorded in concert at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum in 1998, legendary pianist Georg Graewe's Quartet with Frank Gratkowski on alto saxophone & clarinet, Kent Kessler on double bass, and Hamid Drake on drums present a tour-de-force of passion, technique and creative drive in an epic 53 minute improvisation from high energy to reflective stretches; superb!

Johansson, Sven-Ake: Schlingerland / Dynamische Schwingungen [VINYL] Johansson, Sven-Ake:
Schlingerland / Dynamische Schwingungen [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

Price: $29.95

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Originally issued in 1972 on the FMP label, drummer Sven-Ake Johansson follows his instincts in polyrhythmic drum improvisation, demonstrating the prowess that makes him such a capable sideman of Peter Brotzmann, Alexander Von Schlippenbach, &c., through three direct and compelling statements of powerful rhythms that layer time signatures and tempos, dynamics and pulse.

Last Dream Of The Morning (Butcher / Edwards / Sanders): Crucial Anatomy Last Dream Of The Morning (Butcher / Edwards / Sanders):
Crucial Anatomy

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $16.95

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The trio of British free improvisation innovators--John Butcher on saxophones, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on percussion--in their 2nd album under the "Last Dream Of The Morning" moniker after their Relative Pitch album, captured live at Cafe Oto in 2018 displaying their incredible affinity to creative freedom through technically superb playing.

Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy: The Swiftest Traveler Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy:
The Swiftest Traveler

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $16.95

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An exhilarating live concert from the international trio led by Scandinavian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad, with Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, and British double bass player Barry Guy, blurring the lines between free improvisation, free jazz, and contemporary classical music in quick-witted interaction and explorative, innovative sounds and textures.

Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy: The Swiftest Traveler [VINYL] Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy:
The Swiftest Traveler [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $22.95

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An exhilarating live concert from the international trio led by Scandinavian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad, with Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, and British double bass player Barry Guy, blurring the lines between free improvisation, free jazz, and contemporary classical music in quick-witted interaction and explorative, innovative sounds and textures.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Minstrel In The Galaxy [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
Minstrel In The Galaxy [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(RIOT SEASON -- USA )

Price: $27.95

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First-ever vinyl release of this 2004 album, with a then-new quartet lineup of the band including the core trio of Makoto Kawabata (Guitar), Atsushi Tsuyama (monster bass), Hiroshi Higashi (guitar and effects), replacing Cotton Casino with drummer Hajime Koie from the band Mainliner, AMT creating an evolving psychedelic journey of touchstones & prog force.

Leap Of Faith: Cosmic Distance Ladder Leap Of Faith:
Cosmic Distance Ladder

(Evil Clown -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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The core trio of the Leap of Faith Orchestra comprising multi-reedist & wind player David Peck, also on percussive devices, with Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic and voice, and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussions, with special guests Kat Dobbins on trombone and Bob Moores on trumpet & flugelhorn, in an evolving set of strong harmonic, percussive & lyrical interaction.

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora): Learn to Talk [VINYL] Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora):
Learn to Talk [VINYL]

(ReR Vinyl -- Italy )

Price: $23.95

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Reissuing the first of two albums from the NY collaboration of guitarist Fred Frith and cellist Tom Cora, both providing vocals, percussion, violin, & bass, in a classic example of Downtown NY genre-merging of improvisation and rock with a vicious edge, in smart songs and even smarter instrumental sections, an insanely inventive and intelligent album as vital now as it was then.

Thollem / Parker / Cline: Gowanus Sessions II [VINYL] Thollem / Parker / Cline:
Gowanus Sessions II [VINYL]

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $25.95

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Free collective improvisation with an electronic edge from the trio of Nels Cline, double bassist William Parker and pianist Thollem McDonas, following up on their 2012 "Gowanus Session I" recorded in the same studio space, here expanding on the 1st session's shorter works with two large and evolving improvisations that balance reflective moments with intensive playing.

Corner, Philip: Gamelan Coming & Going Corner, Philip:
Gamelan Coming & Going

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

Price: $14.95

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Gamelan Son of Lion partners Philip Corner and Evan Schwartzman perform this Fluxus composition where two pianists play piano notes on the chromatic scale in relationship to numbers counted out loud from 1 to 88, forward and backward, creating an unusual texture and counterpoint that when taken as a whole becomes hypnotic and obsessively absorbing; inexplicably interesting.

Meyer, Sabina / Marco Dalpane : Cabaret Per Nulla Meyer, Sabina / Marco Dalpane :
Cabaret Per Nulla

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

Price: $12.95

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Pianist Marco Dalpane and soprano Sabina Meyer create a virtual cabaret of songs using the music of Erik Satie and John Cage, interlacing pieces by each in a delicate set of songs that draw the two composers together through a surprising commonality, the lyrics provided from texts written by J. Peladan, C. Mendes, H. Pacory, J.P. Contamine de Latour, &c.; lovely.

Turbulence: Son Of Cosmocentric Turbulence:
Son Of Cosmocentric

(Evil Clown -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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Turbulence Cosmocentric Edition, the extended horn section for the Leap of Faith Orchestra with the core of PEK on winds & percussion, Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion, plus guest Michael Caglianone on saxophones, sheng, game calls and percussion, in an extended piece that holds reflections of Sun Ra's work through powerful rhythms and diverse and unusual instrumental passages.

Turbulence: The Conception Of Sense Turbulence:
The Conception Of Sense

(Evil Clown -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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Turbulence, the wind instrument and sometimes percussion branch of the Leap of Faith Orchestra is represented by leader and composer David Peck (PEK) on winds, reeds and percussion, and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums and percussion, with saxophonist Michael Caglianone joining and also performing on bells, as they perform an extended framework composition from PEK.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: The Nameless City Metal Chaos Ensemble:
The Nameless City

(Evil Clown -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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One of the most prolific Evil Clown ensembles, Metal Chaos Ensemble distinguishes itself through the use of Gongs, chimes, glockenspiel, Tibetan Bowls and many other metallic sounds, with horns, compositions and narratives by multi-reedist PEK, in a rhythm-heavy fantastical journey in a septet with Moouse Traore on djempe and Mike Gruen on Azoth and Basilisk.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Call Of Cthulhu Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Call Of Cthulhu

(Evil Clown -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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One of the most prolific Evil Clown ensembles, Metal Chaos Ensemble distinguishes itself through the use of Gongs, chimes, glockenspiel, Tibetan Bowls and many other metallic sounds, with horns, compositions and narratives by multi-reedist PEK, in a rhythm-heavy fantastical journey in a septet with Moouse Traore on djembe and Mike Gruen on Azoth and Basilisk.

Leap Of Faith: Sense And Understanding Leap Of Faith:
Sense And Understanding

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Two excursive works from the Boston improvising collective Leap of Faith, with the core trio of PEK on clarinets, saxophones, double reeds & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion, plus guests Kat Dobbins on trombone and Bob Moores on trumpets, creating a highly interactive environment performing PEK's framework compositions.

Bennett, Ben / Zoots Houston / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Pinkie No [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Bennett, Ben / Zoots Houston / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Pinkie No [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

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Captured live at Chicago's Elastic Arts, the trio of Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Ben Bennett on percussion, and Zoots Houston on synthesizer, work on a nearly microscopic level as they use extended techniques and unusual synthetic timbres, transforming from abrasive and gritty to broad tonal environments, from monumental sound to moments of pin drops; fascinating.

Akama, Ryoko / Anne-F Jacques: Evaporation [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Akama, Ryoko / Anne-F Jacques:
Evaporation [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

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Moving between "object stations" during their performance, Japanese improviser and sound artist Ryoko Akama (Lappetites) and Quebecois sound artist Anne-F Jacques create a flurry of minimal activity, intensely detailed and unidentifiable yet compatible sound using minimal electronics, activated objects, and Jacques' "contraptions and erratic devices".

Weis, Mike: In Low Light (Music for the Winter Solstice) [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Weis, Mike:
In Low Light (Music for the Winter Solstice) [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

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An album of ritualistic rhythm and hypnotic drumming with subliminal field recordings and environmental additions from Chicago drummer Mike Weiss (Zelienople), using mbira, tongue drum, dholak, changgo, bass drum, cymbals, gongs, singing bowls, bells, dharma bell, and moktak over 8 pieces that express, reflect and meditate on the 2018 winter solstice.

Dijkstra / Bishop / Karayorgis / McBride / Gray: Cutout Dijkstra / Bishop / Karayorgis / McBride / Gray:
Cutout

(Driff Records -- USA )

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The Boston-based quintet Cutout of Jorrit Dijkstra on saxophones, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Pandelis Karayorgis on piano, Nate McBride on bass, & Luther Gray on drums, in a set of free jazz pieces and virtual suites from original compositions and "instant-arranging" techniques from all band members, applying fresh ideas to superb playing with great camaraderie.

Karayorgis / McBride / Smith / Gray / Rosenthal: CliffPools Karayorgis / McBride / Smith / Gray / Rosenthal:
CliffPools

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Merging two Boston-based trios--Cliff of bassist Damon Smith, drummer Eric Rosenthal and pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, and Pools of bassist Nate McBride, drummer Luther Gray, and Karayorgis--performing Karayorgis compositions with collective input from all five, creating profoundly great music in a shared language fueled by long collaborative relationships.