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Compact Discs


 
Kilian, Benoit  / Jean-Luc Petit : La Nuit Circonflexe Kilian, Benoit / Jean-Luc Petit :
La Nuit Circonflexe

(Fou Records -- France )

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A magnificent album of sound-oriented free improvisation from the French duo of Jean-Luc Petit on bass clarinet, alto saxophone and sopranino sax, and Benoit Kilian on the horizontal bass drum, a beast of an instrument that create massive tones over which Petit employs an incredible array of techniques and tones on his reeds, creating other-worldly sonic environments.

Frith, Fred / Hans Koch: You Are Here Frith, Fred / Hans Koch:
You Are Here

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Two commanding players from the UK & European improv scene who have consistently pushed the envelope in free improvisation--electric & prepared guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist/bass clarinetist Hans Koch--present an album of assertive interactions, merging alien environments with amazing technical playing and inexplicable approaches to sound - superb!

Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Peter Evans, Peter / Dan Peck / Miya Masaoka / Miya / Tyshawn Sorey / Craig Tab Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Peter Evans, Peter / Dan Peck / Miya Masaoka / Miya / Tyshawn Sorey / Craig Taborn / Sam Pluta):
Serpentines

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An all-star lineup and an exciting and unpredictable septet with a fascinating orchestration from saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, also on glockenspiel, recording in the studio with a band presented at the 2015 Vision Festival in NY, with Peter Evans on trumpet, Miya Masaoka on koto, Craig Taborn on piano, Sam Pluta on electronics, Dan Peck on tuba, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums.

Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura: Kisaragi Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura:
Kisaragi

(Libra -- Japan )

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On their 5th album together, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura push the limits on approach and technique with their instruments, creating otherworldly and captivating improvisations, both players deciding against using "normal instrumental sounds", instead using preparations and textural approaches to create truly unique music.

Gato Libre (Fujii / Tamura / Kaneko): Neko Gato Libre (Fujii / Tamura / Kaneko):
Neko

(Libra -- Japan )

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Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's Gato Libre in its 5th album brings a beautiful light-through-the-leaves melodic melancholy to their unhurried pace, now the trio of Tamura, Satoko Fujii on accordion, and Yasuko Kaneko on trombone, as the cats on the cover stop to find allure in the late day while bringing profound and introspective music to our ears.

Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen): Enter Humcrush [VINYL] Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen):
Enter Humcrush [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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After a six year break, the Humcrush duo of Stale Storlokken on keys and Thomas Stronen on drums & electronics return with this studio album of rhythmic angularities and experimental sound worlds, drawing on their experiences with bands including Supersilent, Food, Elephant9, Time is a blind guide, Meadow and Motorpsycho.

Musicworks: #128 Summer/Fall 2017 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#128 Summer/Fall 2017 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Summer 2017 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine, with a CD featuring tracks from selected artists covered in the magazine; Bekah Simms; Senyawa; Pantayo, HanHan, and Luyos MC; Brodie West; Artificiel; Another Timbre's Canadian Composers Series; Vicky Chow; Festival de International Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, 33rd Edition reviewed; &c. &c.

Big Bold Back Bone (von Orelli / Lopes / Travassos): In Search Of The Emerging Species [VINYL] Big Bold Back Bone (von Orelli / Lopes / Travassos):
In Search Of The Emerging Species [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Swiss musicians Marco Von Orelli (trumpet, slide trumpet) and Sheldon Suter (prepared drums) and by their Portuguese partners, Luis Lopes (electric guitar) and Travassos (electronics) release a new chapter in their project Big Bold Back Bone, all players embracing a unique electro-acoustic improvisation through transformation of their instruments.

Cambien, Jonas / Adrian Myhr: Simiskina Cambien, Jonas / Adrian Myhr:
Simiskina

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With a discography of both contemporary and improvised music, Beligan pianist residing in Norway Jonas Cambien (Platform, Karokh) joins forces with Norwegian double bassist Adrian Myhr (Delius, Dorner, Buck) for an album that balances concentrative and muscular interplay, influenced by Cambien's piano preparations and Myhr's sophisticated techniques.

Cortex: Avant-Garde Party Music Cortex:
Avant-Garde Party Music

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Cortex propels their persuasive, groove oriented approach to jazz with this swinging album that blends free jazz styles with great hard bop, in line with a band like The Thing, this Scandinavian group wants to make your body move without indulging in excess or pandering, instead following a muse that's solidly in the exuberant free jazz tradition.

Davis / Laubrock / Sorey: Paradoxical Frog Davis / Laubrock / Sorey:
Paradoxical Frog

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The debut recording of the NY based trio of London-transplant saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, drummer Tyshawn Sorey and pianist Kris Davis, refreshingly unconventional improvisation.

Der Verboten (Loriot / Chessex / Piromalli / Wolfarth): Der Verboten Der Verboten (Loriot / Chessex / Piromalli / Wolfarth):
Der Verboten

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Originally called Treffpunkt, or "meeting point", the partnership of violist Frantz Loriot and pianist Cedric Piromalli has evolved as they added collaborators to their idiosyncratic approach to improv, here with guests Antoine Chessex on tenor sax and Christian Wolfarth on percussion and cymbals for an extended, upbeat and wonderfully creative performance.

Hocevar, Dre : Surface Of Inscription Hocevar, Dre :
Surface Of Inscription

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Composer and drummer Dre Hocevar brings an unusual sense of unity, logic and purpose to his improvised work resulting from a number of distinct compositional procedures, performed by vocalist Charmaine Lee, pianist Elias Stemeseder, brass player Weston Olencki reedist Michael Foster, and electronics artist Bernardo Barros, a unique and rewarding album.

Roligheten (Roligheten / Loseth / Strom / Nylander): Homegrown Roligheten (Roligheten / Loseth / Strom / Nylander):
Homegrown

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist and bass clarinetist Andre Roligheten leads his quartet with Adrian Loseth Waade on violin, Jon Rune Strom on double bass, and Erik Nylander on drums and percussion through 7 original compositions and Ornette Coleman's "Kathleen Gray", writing for the players, particularly the combination of sax and violin, and the flexibility of a chordless quartet.

Slow Is Possible (Pontiifice / Figueira / Fonseca / Clemente / Santos Dias / Sousa): Moonwatchers Slow Is Possible (Pontiifice / Figueira / Fonseca / Clemente / Santos Dias / Sousa):
Moonwatchers

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A stunningly beautiful album of langurous jazz from a sextet collective of young Portuguese musicians, self-described as a chamber band for the new century, in their 2nd album using melodic elements alongside classical contemporay music, post-rock, alternative metal, intelligent pop, free improvisation and more, creating a rich and embraceable music.

Travassos: Life Is A Simple Mess [BOOK + CD] Travassos:
Life Is A Simple Mess [BOOK + CD]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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A fascinating book of artwork from Clean Feed visual designer and electronic improviser Travassos, with perceptive text from Nate Wooley punctuating the imagery, plus an accompanying CD with audio work ranging from improv to electroacoustic from bands with Travassos as a member: One Eye Project, Pinkdraft, Pao, Fluke, Iff + Travassos, and Big Bold Back Bone.

Various Artists: I Never Meta Guitar Four Various Artists:
I Never Meta Guitar Four

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The fourth in the Elliot Sharp curated "Meta Guitar" series brings a wealth of diverse styles and approaches to the guitar, from Knox Chandler, Tashi Dorji, Monika Roscher, Rhys Chatham, Kalle Kalima, Ryan Choi, Marco Oppedisano, Bern Nix, Markus Reuter, Hahn Rowe, Pete Matthiessen, Robert Poss, Ron Anderson, Morgan Craft, Roberto Zorzi, and Erdem Helvacioglu.

Gibson, Yedo / Hernani Faustino / Vasco Trilla: CHAIN Gibson, Yedo / Hernani Faustino / Vasco Trilla:
CHAIN

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A fiery and energetic album of masterful free jazz from Brazilian saxophonist Yedo Gibson, Portuguese-Brazilian drummer and percussionist Vasco Trilla, and Portuguese bass player Hernani Faustino (Red Trio, K4 Quadrado Azul), recording in the studio for 6 dynamic dialogs that uses a variety of approaches and references to free jazz and creative improv.

TON-KLAMI (Midori Takada / Kang Tae Hwan / Masahiko Satoh): Prophesy of Nue TON-KLAMI (Midori Takada / Kang Tae Hwan / Masahiko Satoh):
Prophesy of Nue

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Ton-Klami was an influential Japanese free improvising band active in the 90s, and leading to the solo careers of percussionist Midori Takada, pianist Masahiko Satoh, and saxophonist Kang Tae Hwan; here the band is heard in a 1995 live concert recorded at Design Plaza Hofu in Yamaguchi, Japan, recorded by Chap-Chap Records but never released.

Cosa Brava w/ Fred Frith: Ragged Atlas Cosa Brava w/ Fred Frith:
Ragged Atlas

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Fred Frith's West Coast Cosa Brava with Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins, and Matthias Bossi playing all Frith compositions driven by his love of the (improvised) rock format.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa + Philip Samartzis: Soleil d'Artifice Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa + Philip Samartzis:
Soleil d'Artifice

(Swarming -- France )

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The first 2009 release for French The Swarming label is the trio of saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet, and electronic artists Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis, using unusual procedures and investigations to create impressive and dynamic sonic journeys.

La Casa, Eric: AIR.ratio La Casa, Eric:
AIR.ratio

(Swarming -- France )

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Reissuing La Casa's 2006 album of ventilation systems, which started with a bathroom vent and expanded to a sonic exploration of aeraulic devices and air flows in Paris buildings of various ages and dimensions, documenting their sonic and musical qualities, functioning as a sound study, a sonic data bank, a CD of environments, and finally as music.

Ulmer, James Blood W/ The Thing: Baby Talk Ulmer, James Blood W/ The Thing:
Baby Talk

(The Thing Records -- Austria )

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The Thing with Mats Gustafsson on tenor and baritone sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on electric and double bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and percussion, are joined by Downtown NY legend, guitarist James Blood Ulmer, for a live set at the Moldel International Jazz Festival in 2015 performing an exuberant and all-out impressive set of Ulmer composions.

Ulmer, James Blood W/ The Thing: Baby Talk [VINYL] Ulmer, James Blood W/ The Thing:
Baby Talk [VINYL]

(The Thing Records -- Austria )

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The Thing with Mats Gustafsson on tenor and baritone sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on electric and double bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and percussion, are joined by Downtown NY legend, guitarist James Blood Ulmer, for a live set at the Moldel International Jazz Festival in 2015 performing an exuberant and all-out impressive set of Ulmer composions.

Cage, John: Cheap Imitation Cage, John:
Cheap Imitation

(Cramps -- Italy )

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A 1989 reissue of the 1977 Cramps release from their Nova Musicha series, this album is a piece for solo piano by John Cage, composed in 1969, an indeterminate piece created using the I Ching and based, rhythmically, on Socrate by Erik Satie.

Nakamura, Toshimaru / Jun Numata: The First Album Nakamura, Toshimaru / Jun Numata:
The First Album

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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A duo improvisation recorded at Shichoshitsu Jinbo-cho, in Tokyo, Japan between no-input mixing electracoustic improviser Toshimaru Nakamura and Doubtmusic label leader and member of mn and MNK, Jun Numata on guitar, oscilator, radio, in a varied and turbulent affair of extreme electronics, sound and noise that takes the listener on a wild ride.

Boneshaker (Mars Williams / Paal Nilssen-Love /  Kent Kessler): Thinking Out Loud Boneshaker (Mars Williams / Paal Nilssen-Love / Kent Kessler):
Thinking Out Loud

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The third album from this international trio of powerful improvisers--Norwegian drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, Chicago bassist Kent Kessler, and Chicago/NY saxophonist Mars William-- in four odysseys that take the listener from introspective playing to out and out blowing, using technique to serve their incredible dialog.

Rasmussen, Mette / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon: To The Animal Kingdom Rasmussen, Mette / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon:
To The Animal Kingdom

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Three young improvisers, Danish alto saxophonist Mette Rasmussen, US drummer Tyler Damon and US guitarist Tashi Dorji in an exhilarating album of free jazz recorded at Array Space, in Toronto, Canada, in three extended dialogs of creative, exploratory and powerful collective improvisation, a great new trio of players to keep an eye on.

Jeck, Philip: Iklectik Jeck, Philip:
Iklectik

(Touch -- UK )

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Named for the IKLECTIK performance space in London, England, Jeck's four part piece creates beautiful atmospheric passages which transition with field recordings, muted spoken word, symphonic-like passages, and other obscure sources, occasionally increasing in assertiveness but never leaving an exotic dream state of beautiful tonal environments.

Various Artists: Asian Meeting Recordings #1 Various Artists:
Asian Meeting Recordings #1

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Otomo Yoshihide started The Asian Meeting Festival in 2005 to foster creative interaction between Japanese and other Asian musicians, since 2014 curated by DJ Sniff, and here in the 2017 edition at GOK Sound, in Tokyo, Japan with a who's-who of players including Yoshihide, Ryoko Ono, Ko Ishikawa, Son X, KEITO, Yuji Ishihara, Yuen Chee Wai, &c. &c.

Leandre / Minton: Leandre / Minton Leandre / Minton:
Leandre / Minton

(Fou Records -- France )

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Phil Minton started as a trumpeter and became one of free improv's most outside vocalists; Joelle Leandre is a double bassist who also performs free vocal improv; this is their first recorded collaboration, and it's an unusual and wonderful album of heavy tone improvisation, plucked and bowed, and a masterfully odd free association of vocalisation.

Donarier, Matthieu / Santiago Quintans: Sun Dome Donarier, Matthieu / Santiago Quintans:
Sun Dome

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Using a diverse set of strategies in free improvisation, from abstract textures, sonic and microtonal exploration to solid counterpoint, French saxophonist Matthieu Donarier and Spanish electric guitarist residing in France Santiago Quintans delight in the variety and dynamic approach to their album, in 14 tracks that surprise and captivate their listeners.

Ellipsis (Butler / Heilbron / Windfeld): Bulawayo Ellipsis (Butler / Heilbron / Windfeld):
Bulawayo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Moimeme, Abdul  : Exosphere Moimeme, Abdul :
Exosphere

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Exosphere is the follow up to Mekhaanu-La Foret des Mecanismes Sauvages(Insubordinations Netlabel, 2013) and like that album, Exosphere features Moimeme on his two home-made electric guitars, enhancers and assorted sound devices. The s...

Duthoit / Frangenheim / Turner: Light Air Still Gets Dark Duthoit / Frangenheim / Turner:
Light Air Still Gets Dark

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"...And what a set!! We can not count the hallucinating collaborations that lime this extraordinary percussionist with the most prominent personalities of the music Phil Minton, Hannes Bauer, Lol Coxhill, John Russell, Phil Wachsmann, P...

Butcher, John / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter: The Catastrophe of Minimalism Butcher, John / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter:
The Catastrophe of Minimalism

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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A great trio of free improvising innovators--John Butcher on soprano and tenor sax, Damon Smith on double bass, field recordings and lloopp, and Weasel Walter on percussion--for a live set at 21 Grand Oakland in California, 5 improvisations with unexpected twists and turns, never overly agressive but always absorbing in their unique approach to their instruments.

Smith, Wadada Leo: Najwa Smith, Wadada Leo:
Najwa

(Tum -- Finland )

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Paying tribute to musicians whose vision paved the way for modern creative players to use new approaches, language and philosophy in improvisation, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's band with four guitarists, electric bass, drums and percussion dedicates five incredible compositions to Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Billie Holiday.

Smith, Wadada Leo: Solo - Reflections And Meditations On Monk Smith, Wadada Leo:
Solo - Reflections And Meditations On Monk

(Tum -- Finland )

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An intimate album of solo trumpet from Wadada Leo Smith, performing compositions by Thelonious Monk, Smith professing in an essay in the accompanying booklet that he was motivated to become a composer by Monk above other contemporaries for his ideas of composition and bands; his admiration and love of Monk's work is clear in this beautifully lyrical album.

Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim: The Slow Creep Of Convenience Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim:
The Slow Creep Of Convenience

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Anthony Pateras performs on pipe organ alongside Erkki Veltheim on electric violin, presenting a single extended work joining both instruments as a unified timbral force, producing exquisite and hypnotic sensorial phenomena over 50 minutes, as the duo investigate spectral phenomena in sound; includes a 24 page illuminating booklet interviewing both artists.

176 (Chris Abrahams / Anthony Pateras): Music In Eight Octaves 176 (Chris Abrahams / Anthony Pateras):
Music In Eight Octaves

(Immediata -- Australia )

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In 2005 Australian pianists Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and Anthony Pateras multi-tracked 4 takes in each octave of the piano, superimposing them over each other to create a kaleidoscopic maelstrom of pianistic energy, layers of piano creating a hypnotic and dizzying set of textures and unexpected sonic intersections.

Frith, Fred / Barry Guy: Backscatter Bright Blue Frith, Fred / Barry Guy:
Backscatter Bright Blue

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Both bassist Barry Guy and guitarist Fred Frith are key artists of Switzerland's Intakt label catalog, but surprisingly the two have never shared a stage together; Intakt had a feeling about their pairing and brought them into the studio, this superb duo album being the result in 10 brilliant tracks intertwining acoustic double bass and electric guitar.

Anker, Lotte / Fred Frith: Edge Of The Light Anker, Lotte / Fred Frith:
Edge Of The Light

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An intimate dialog between frequent collaborators, UK guitarist Fred Frith and Copenhagen saxophonist Lotte Anker, both players listening carefully as they interact in a fragile dialog of profound technique and inventive approach, using texture and nuance to create unusual and captivating interchanges that demonstrate how compatible these two very different instruments can be.

Takase, Aki / Alexander von Schlippenbach: So Long, Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy Takase, Aki / Alexander von Schlippenbach:
So Long, Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase assembled an ensemble of Dolphy interpreters that includes bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall, saxophonist Tobias Delius, vibraphonist Karl Berger, trumpeter Axel Dorner, trombonist Nils Wogram, &c, for a fresh take on compositions from one of free jazz's most iconic composers -- Eric Dolphy -- captured live in Berlin, 2014.

Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega): Roulette of the Cradle Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega):
Roulette of the Cradle

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Tenor and soprano saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's NY band with guitarist Mary Halvorson, pianist Kris Davis, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Tom Rainey in their 3rd album as Anti-House, with strong compositions pushing the quintet into great improvisational territory as the band pushes and pulls each other to create something greater than each player.

Frith, Fred Trio: Another Day in Fucking Paradise Frith, Fred Trio:
Another Day in Fucking Paradise

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Proclaiming that he had nothing more in mind then getting together with a couple of formidable musicians, guitarist Fred Frith and Mills College alumni Jordan Glenn on drums and Jason Hoopes on electric and double bass take their listeners through 13 connected pieces that reference rock, jazz and ea-soundscape in an impressive album from a remarkable new group.

Black, Jim Trio: The Constant Black, Jim Trio:
The Constant

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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A beautiful example of the modern piano trio, led by in-demand drummer, Jim Black, with Elias Stemeseder the pianist and Thomas Morgan on bass, in a lyrical album that uses Black's compelling and elusive drumming on 9 original Black compositions and one unexpected standard, as all three deliver complex playing that sounds accessible and engaging, a true achievement.

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori: Miller's Tale Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori:
Miller's Tale

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Collective improvisation from a quartet of masters -- NY based Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Mark Feldman on violin, Ikue Mori on electronics, and London improviser Evan Parker on soprano and tenor sax -- for four pieces as a quartet and five duos of varying configurations, folding back the structure of the band through more intimate conversations; simply excellent.

Guy, Barry / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton: Deep Memory Guy, Barry / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton:
Deep Memory

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Inspired by Irish painter Hughie O' Donoghue, bassist and composer Barry Guy takes the same trio from his albums "Odyssey" and "Ithaka"--pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Paul Lytton--on an impressionist album of expressive and emotional playing, with lyrical and explosive peformances that reflect a haunting music showcasing each player's skills; stunning.

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens): Warsaw Concert Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):
Warsaw Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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After 44 years, the UK/European free improvising trio of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach with saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer Paul Lovens, present this, their 20th album, an incredible extended performance plus a brief coda recorded during the Ad Libitum Festival at the Polish broadcasting, a testament to masterful skill and the endurance of free jazz.

Sharp, Elliott / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot: ERR Guitar Sharp, Elliott / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot:
ERR Guitar

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Elliott Sharp's New York Studio zOaR was the meeting place for three New York guitarists--Sharp himself, Mary Halvorson, and Marc Ribot--who find common ground by blending a variety of approaches to the instrument in 12 excellent and generally succinct collective improvisations, stretching, bending, plucking and inexplicably effecting their guitars.

Takase, Aki / Paul Ayumi : Hotel Zauberberg Takase, Aki / Paul Ayumi :
Hotel Zauberberg

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Aki Takase and violinist Ayumi Paul's 1st collaboration is an 18 movement suite for violin and piano blending composition and improvisation, with 11 movements from Takase and 5 written with Paul, plus Mozart's "K. 1 minuet in G major" and the Preludio movement from Bach's solo violin partita in E major; an absorbing set of recordings inspired by the writings of Thomas Mann.

Helias, Mark / Tom Rainey / Tony Malaby: The Signal Maker Helias, Mark / Tom Rainey / Tony Malaby:
The Signal Maker

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Double bass player Mark Helias leads his Open Loose trio, founded in 1996 and currently comprised of Tom Rainey on drums and Tony Malaby on tenor sax, taking Helias' compositions and reworking them live until they become the dozen magnificent pieces recorded on this album: a diverse, flexible and creative set of approaches to jazz and free improvisation.

Crispell, Marilyn / Gerry Hemingway: Table of Changes (Live) Crispell, Marilyn / Gerry Hemingway:
Table of Changes (Live)

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Both former alumni of Anthony Braxton ensembles, the partnership of Marilyn Crispell on piano and Gerry Hemingway on drums is captured live in 2013 during their 2013 European tour, with tracks from Austria, France, and Amsterdam including the Europa Jazz Festival in Le Mans, France, for 11 highly attuned improvisations of masterful playing and dialog.

Weber, Katharina / Fred Frith / Fredy Studer: It Rolls Weber, Katharina / Fred Frith / Fredy Studer:
It Rolls

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Blending a sense of chamber music into free improvisation that references jazz, the trio of pianist Katharnia Weber, guitarist Fred Frith and drummer Fredy Studer merge the most outrageous of techniques into a comprehensible whole, engaging the listener in surprising twists and turns that are sophisticated, extraordinary, and wonderfully unpredictable.

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens): Features Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):
Features

(Intakt -- Austria )

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The long-standing Schlippenbach Trio with Evan Parker on saxophone and Paul Lovens on drums presents 15 concise "Features", improvisations of great depth and diversity, from the beautifully stark solo piano that opens the album to intense collective interactions, avoiding excess in deference to the profound expression of an inspiring group chemistry.

Camarasa, Xavier / Jean-Marc Foussat: Dans les Courbes Camarasa, Xavier / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Dans les Courbes

(Fou Records -- France )

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Matching two distinct keyboards--Xavier Camarasa's piano with Jean-Marc Foussat's synthi AKS--two improvisers present two extended works roughly translating to "The Immensity of The Instincts" and "There, or all is water ...", contrasting between melodic and otherworldly sounds, a complex tapestry that guides and excites the listener in an unusual convergence.

Favriou, Fabrice  / Jean-Luc Petit  / Julien Touery : S/T Favriou, Fabrice / Jean-Luc Petit / Julien Touery :
S/T

(Fou Records -- France )

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Translating to "Fever Counts" and "At Lightening", the trio of Jean-Luc Petit on bass clarinet and alto & sopranino sax, Fabrice Favriou on electric guitar, and Julien Touery on piano and objects create impressive improvisations, the first a disruptive piece of detailed electracoustic colective interaction, the second a swelling work of sonic landscape.

Fouick: Blick & Jean-Marc Foussat: Mastic Boreal Fouick: Blick & Jean-Marc Foussat:
Mastic Boreal

(Fou Records -- France )

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Primarily a creative filmmaker, Blick here provides narrative improvisation--phonemes, gutturals, word fragments, and spoken word--over improvising keyboardist Jean-Marc Foussat's Synthi AKS, creating expansive landscapes or curious audio aberrations, through four recordings demonstrating a diverse set of sonic environments interweaving voice and sound.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Eduardo Chagas / Abdul Moimeme / Joao Madeira: Cloud Voices Rodrigues, Ernesto / Eduardo Chagas / Abdul Moimeme / Joao Madeira:
Cloud Voices

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A three part improvised work for viola, trombone, electric guitar and double bass from, respectively, Ernesto Rodrigues, Eduardo Chagas, Abdul Moimeme, and Joao Madeira, an ascending conversation that uses innuendo, mystery, subtle movement, silence and swells to create atmospheric environments, each "voice" shifting enigmatically in sublimely hazy ways.

Bohlen, Katharina / Reinald Noisten / Claudius Reimann : Long Clarinets - Short Stories? Bohlen, Katharina / Reinald Noisten / Claudius Reimann :
Long Clarinets - Short Stories?

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Extending the realm of reeds in improvisation, the trio of three clarinetists--Katharina Bohlen, Reinald Noisten, and Claudius Reimann--perform on clarinet and bass clarinet with a diverse set of approaches, opening their 12 movement work with a trio of bass clarinets, and then permuting bass, b-flat clarinets and sax with remarkable technique.

Shibolet, Ariel / Alexander Frangenheim : A Set Of Music Played On June 17th Shibolet, Ariel / Alexander Frangenheim :
A Set Of Music Played On June 17th

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"More like un-cropped images on a contact sheet, then burned and dodged portraits, this eight-track, 33-minute CD is a literal record of an improvisational session between two sound experimenters of divergent backgrounds but shared inte...

Giesriegl & Schindler: So{u}ndages Giesriegl & Schindler:
So{u}ndages

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"Both Giesriegl and Gratkowski are responsible for the sound in the gearbox. It deals with an extreme range of vocalisms, which are often composed of elements of spoken language, which are part of the sound ensemble. He draws from an al...

Zabelka, Mia: Monday Sessions Zabelka, Mia:
Monday Sessions

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"5th January, 12th January, 19th January, 4th February of the year 2015 have a thin red line (or I'd rather say a black line, considering their color on a calendar). They occurred on Monday, the first five Mondays of that year to be pre...

M² (M to the power of 2): Pink M² (M to the power of 2):
Pink

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Maria da Rocha's name may not be familiar to jazz and improvised music lovers in Portugal, and this is because this violinist and violist from Lisbon has worked mainly on the Berlin and Stockholm circuits and much of her dedication goes...

Ullen, Lisa / Torsten Muller: Into The Staring Town Ullen, Lisa / Torsten Muller:
Into The Staring Town

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Recording at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2014, the duo of Swedish pianist Lisa Ullen and German double bassist Torsten Muller perform two extended improvisations focused on music and sound, using extended techniques and unusual approaches to their instruments in service to the spontaneous flow of ideas between them, never excessive, always captivating.

Janek,  Klaus / Miriam Akkermann: The Tartini Janek, Klaus / Miriam Akkermann:
The Tartini

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"Over the years I don't think I reviewed a lot of music by Klaus Janek, who plays processed double bass. In Vital Weekly 962 there was his release with Claudio Rocchetti, a tour document of their concerts in the Far East. Here he shows ...

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Lulu Auf Dem Berg Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Lulu Auf Dem Berg

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"The opening moments of "Stream of Consciousness"are disorienting. Awash in reverb, as in an empty warehouse or a bounded public square, Maria Radich's vocals mingle with those of an audience of unknown size. Camera shutters click, men ...

Hein, Nicola / Paul Lytton: Nahezu Nicht Hein, Nicola / Paul Lytton:
Nahezu Nicht

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"Although humanity's most in-demand and pervasive instruments the popularity of drums and guitars - or their equivalents - is so universal that there's no sanctioned method to play either. This is especially true with Free Music where adven...

Uliben Duo: Shared Memory Uliben Duo:
Shared Memory

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"The Uliben Duo's CD Shared Memory (Creative Sources CS 327 CD) more accurately describe the performance of French bassist Benoit Cancoin facing the live processing of German Ulrich Phillipp. In other circumstances Phillips also plays b...

Wong, Eric: YYSSN Wong, Eric:
YYSSN

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"Minneapolis-born Hong Kong raised and Berlin-based guitar performer Eric Wong is the author of this amazing release on Portuguese label Creative Sources, named after the initial of each of the five pieces he collected here. Since the o...

Chientaroli, Nico: Cada Fuego Es El Primero Chientaroli, Nico:
Cada Fuego Es El Primero

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"Argentinian pianist (by way of Amsterdam) Nicolas Chientaroli delivers a solo performance that demonstrates the piano's architectural sound beyond the usual demarcation points of its 88 keys. Cada Fuego Es El Primero opens with plucked str...

Scarassatti, Marco / Eduardo Chagas / Gloria Damijan / Abdul Moimeme: Rumor Scarassatti, Marco / Eduardo Chagas / Gloria Damijan / Abdul Moimeme:
Rumor

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"Rumor is a studio session by four musicians who had recently performed together for the first time during the 2014 MIA improvisation festival in Lisbon. It joins two international visitors - Brazilian Marco Scarassatti on sound sculptu...

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Gerhard Uebele / Andrea Sanz Vela / Nathalie Ponneau / Thorsten Bloedhorn / Ofe Rodrigues, Ernesto / Gerhard Uebele / Andrea Sanz Vela / Nathalie Ponneau / Thorsten Bloedhorn / Ofer Bymel:
Licht

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"At the same time risky attempt, masterpiece and manifest, Licht is a fine example of the radical, collective, demanding and disciplined approach of the best productions of Ernesto Rodrigues. Divided into seven parts entitled I-VII, Lic...

Via Lucis Trio: Via Lucis Trio Via Lucis Trio:
Via Lucis Trio

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"The jazz is not always subject to their premises. Even the breaks in their future creative. The jazz in the present century, taking the legacy of its past vanguard’stico, welcomes new resources, other parameters as technical and musica...

Corso (Emilio Gordoa / Nicola L. Hein): Unwanted Pregnancy Corso (Emilio Gordoa / Nicola L. Hein):
Unwanted Pregnancy

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Mexican composer and vibraphonist based in Berlin since 2012, Emilio Gordoa in a duo with guitarist Nicola L. Hein, using preparations to their vibraphones, percussion, and guitar, in an 8 part composition of diverse approaches to improvisation, from exuberant interaction to Reich-like minimalism to cantankerous experimentation, a well-rounded and interesting album.



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