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Recordings featuring brass instruments - trumpets, trombones, tubas, other horns
 
Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston: Everybody's Somebody's Nobody Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston:
Everybody's Somebody's Nobody

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Bay Area trumpeter Darren Johnston meets improvising guitar legend Fred Frith for an incredibly well-paced series of duos, remarkable improv that uses space, skill, extended techniques and unexpected approaches to both instruments in vivid and beautiful discourse.

Tiger Hatchery: Sun Worship Tiger Hatchery:
Sun Worship

(ESP -- USA )

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Chicago power-jazz trio Tiger Hatchery in an album from the free jazz tradition born from Albert Ayler and Peter Brotzmann, with aggressively powerful approaches that cross into noise-rock, but remain firmly rooted in modern free improvisation.

Wooley, Nate: Trumpet/Amplifier [VINYL] Wooley, Nate:
Trumpet/Amplifier [VINYL]

(Smeraldina-Rima -- Belgium )

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NY trumpeter Wooley in three pieces of unrelenting pressure, from choking bursts of muteness to firestorms of sound - two pieces for trumpet, one for amplifier.

Wheeler, Kenny / John Taylor: On The Way To Two <i>[Used Item]</i> Wheeler, Kenny / John Taylor:
On The Way To Two [Used Item]

(CamJazz -- USA )

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A tribute to the passing of both trumpet and flugelhorn Kenny Wheeler and long-time collaborator, pianist John Taylor, in a subtle conversation of two partners with superb skill and taste "suggesting, agreeing, mildly disagreeing, but never at cross purposes".

Smith, Wadada Leo: Red Chrysanthemums | Solos 1977 Smith, Wadada Leo:
Red Chrysanthemums | Solos 1977

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Unreleased for more than 39 years, these remarkably creative live solo performances on trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, steelophone, percussion and gongs from improvisor and composer Wadada Leo Smith were recorded in Los Angeles in 1977, during his visionary Kabell Records years.

McPhee, Joe : Alone Together: The Solo Ensemble Recordings 1974 & 1979 McPhee, Joe :
Alone Together: The Solo Ensemble Recordings 1974 & 1979

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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In 1979 Joe McPhee, working with CJR produced Craig Johnson, recorded this set of overdubbed recordings of himself performing on saxes, trumpet and flugelhorn over original compositions showcasing solo, duo, trio and quartet contexts, an album of virtual McPhee ensembles!

Hayward, Robin: Rubble Master [CASSETTE] Hayward, Robin:
Rubble Master [CASSETTE]

(Cassauna -- USA )

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Microtonal tubist Robin Hayward in a solo cassette release of two extended explorations of noise production, with the lips and tongue acting as noise generators that are filtered using half-valve techniques, using live electronics to create hallucinatory effects of motion.

Microtub: Star System [VINYL] Microtub:
Star System [VINYL]

(Sofa -- Norway )

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A 3-dimensional graphic scores performed using microtonal tubas from the trio of Robin Hayward, Martin Taxt, and Kristoffer Lo, using the Hayward Tuning Vine that visualises the harmonic space implicit within the microtonal tuba.

Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley: Third [VINYL] Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley:
Third [VINYL]

(Rekem Records -- Great Britain )

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The 3rd collaboration between guitarist Chris Forsyth and trumpeter Nate Wooley following "The Duchess of Oysterville" and "Chocolate Monk", here recording live in concert in Philadelphia for the two part "Evening Rage", creating rich sonic palettes of unexpected sound.

Wooley / Lonberg-Holm / Roebke: Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing Wooley / Lonberg-Holm / Roebke:
Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing

(Porter Records -- USA )

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This NY trio create an alien landscape of strange sounds that ebb and flow between sparse instrumentation and dense layers of sound, experimental improv at its best!

Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet: Atemwende Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet:
Atemwende

(Ignoring Gravity Music -- Germany )

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A composition for string quartet and trumpet in 9 parts by German composer Bojan Vuletic, a work inspired by and dedicated to Paul Celan, performed with the MIVOS String Quartet & Nate Wooley, and premiered in NYC's Issue Project Room.

Thomson, Scott: Heures Indues Thomson, Scott:
Heures Indues

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Co-founder of the Association of Improvising Musicians in Toronto (AIMToronto) and a member of The Rent, Scott Thomson presents a solo trombone release of explorative approaches to the instrument, masterful work from one of Canada's leading improvisers.

Swell, Steve: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Improviser Swell, Steve:
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Improviser

(Swell Records -- USA )

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A diverse and engrossing solo album from NY-based, global travelling trombonist Steve Swell, showing vast creative and technical skills through unusual techniques that balance with inventive and lyrical approaches to the horn, a tour-de-force of modern playing.

Evans, Peter: Lifeblood [USB Drive] Evans, Peter:
Lifeblood [USB Drive]

(More Is More -- USA )

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Trumpeter Peter Evans' first solo release in over 5 years, presenting two demanding and impressive live performances from 2015/16, during Evan's residency at Roulette, and at Bop Stop in Cleveland, presented on a USB credit card drive in mp3 and wav formats, with liner notes.

Wooley / Corsano / Yeh: The Seven Storey Mountain II Wooley / Corsano / Yeh:
The Seven Storey Mountain II

(Important Records -- USA )

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Turbulent and ecstatic electronic improvisation in the 2nd installment of Seven Storey Mountain with Nate Wooley on amplified trumpet and tape, drummer Chris Corsano , and violinist C. Spencer Yeh.

Malfatti, Radu: Radu Malfatti Malfatti, Radu:
Radu Malfatti

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Austrian trombonist and composer presents two works: a solo piece for trombone comprised of a series of detached sonic events; and a work performed with the Wandelweiser String Quartet, using bowing and blowing techniques to create punctuations of unusual sound.

Feel No Other: Feel No Other <i>[Used Item]</i> Feel No Other:
Feel No Other [Used Item]

(Silber -- USA )

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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.

Gjerstad Trio, Frode: Mir Gjerstad Trio, Frode:
Mir

(Circulasione -- Norway )

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The first meeting of saxophonist Frode Gjerstad, bassist Jon Rune Strom and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, performing live at Cafe Mir in Oslo, an amazingly energetic session of great dialog and drive.

Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro: Airs <i>[Used Item]</i> Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro:
Airs [Used Item]

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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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.

Oberg / Schubert / De Joode / Sanders: Rope <i>[Used Item]</i> Oberg / Schubert / De Joode / Sanders:
Rope [Used Item]

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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Soprano saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert and pianist Uwe Oberg have played together since 2009; for ROPE they are joined by UK drummer Mark Sanders and Amsterdam bassist Wilbert de Joode for a diverse and astounding live set performed at Just Music Fest in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2015.

Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen): 63-66 <i>[Used Item]</i> Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen):
63-66 [Used Item]

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Recording in Brooklyn in 2014, this collaboration between Olive and Ben Owen presents four tracks of electronic improvisation using shortwave radio, oscillators, paper, contact microphones and magnetic pickups, creating a mysterious and well-paced album of sound experimentation.

Paul, Leah: Trenza <i>[Used Item]</i> Paul, Leah:
Trenza [Used Item]

(Skirl -- USA )

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Flutist Leah Paul presents two engaging compositions in multiple movements, performed with a chamber ensemble of Chris Speed (reeds), Rob Jost (french horn), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Peter Sachon (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Ben Kono (oboe) and Michel Gentile (flute).

Rose, Simon / Stefan Schultze: The Ten Thousand Things <i>[Used Item]</i> Rose, Simon / Stefan Schultze:
The Ten Thousand Things [Used Item]

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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Free improvising saxophonist Simon Rose, on baritone and alto sax, meets composer/arranger Stefan Schultze on prepared piano for 11 exploratory works based around Schultze's "modules"--bits and pieces attached inside the piano--creating unusual platforms for free improvisation.

Steerage: Entropy Is What The State Makes Of It <i>[Used Item]</i> Steerage:
Entropy Is What The State Makes Of It [Used Item]

(Caduc -- Canada )

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An album of tones and tonal environments from Barry Chabala and A.F. Jones, using guitars and effects to create slowly moving tones punctuated with unusual utterances of unknown origin; rich and curiously non-specific sound that lives in the back- and foreground.

 


Best Sellers in This Category:

McPhee, Joe: As Serious As Your Life [reissue]

Halvorson / Radding / Wooley: Crackleknob

Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston: Everybody's Somebody's Nobody

Smith, Wadada Leo: Red Chrysanthemums | Solos 1977

McPhee, Joe : Alone Together: The Solo Ensemble Recordings 1974 & 1979

Swell, Steve: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Improviser

Wassermann, Ute / Birgit Ulher: Radio Tweet

Smith, Wadada Leo / Lewis, George / Zorn, John: Sonic Rivers

Horns (feat. Bertrand Denzler): Horns 1.2

Nechushtan, Alon (with Dresser / Swell / Rothenberg / Dick / Wooley / Kaiser / &c.): Dark Forces

Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan: Stereo Trumpet

Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet: Atemwende

Melford, Myra Extended Ensemble: Even the Sounds Shine

Evans, Peter / John Hebert / Kassa Overall: Zebulon

Rutherford, Paul: The Gentle Harm of the Bourgeoisie

Oki, Itapu / Axel Dorner: Root Of Bohemian

Heberer, Thomas / Pascal Niggenkemper : Miner's Pick

Wheeler, Kenny / John Taylor: On The Way To Two

Parker / Guy / Lytton + Peter Evans: Scenes in the House of Music

Kelley, Greg / Jason Lescalleet: Forlorn Green