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Sun Ra: College Tour Volume One: The Complete Nothing Is... Sun Ra:
College Tour Volume One: The Complete Nothing Is...

(ESP -- USA )

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With over 90 minutes of additional material this reissue of "Nothing Is..." from the 1966 ESP College Tour adds a 2nd set from the Arkestra, a sound check, and an introduction by Burton Greene.

Van Hove / Jacquemyn / Smith: Burns Longer Van Hove / Jacquemyn / Smith:
Burns Longer

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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European Free improvising legend Fred Van Hove performing on piano and accordion with two bassists--fellow Belgian Peter Jacquemyn, and West Coast bassist Damon Smith--for an album of dizzying flights and growling bass turning convention on its side in sensational ways.

Wooley, Nate / Daniele Martini / Joao Lobo : Legacy of Ashes Wooley, Nate / Daniele Martini / Joao Lobo :
Legacy of Ashes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A free jazz session recorded in Brussells between trumpeter Nate Wooley and half of the Daniele Martini Quartet--saxophonist Martini himself and drummer Joao Lobo--stepping in and out of modal jazz with a contemplative approach, using extended techniques to great effect, Lobo handling the foundation and rhythm in absolutely impressive ways.

Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker Flaten / Daisy / Rosaly): Cochonnerie Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker Flaten / Daisy / Rosaly):
Cochonnerie

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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13 years playing together and releasing this, their 8th album, the Chicago quartet of Dave Rempis on sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on electric bass, Frank Rosaly on drums, and Tim Daisy on drums, are captured live at Elastic Arts, in Chicago for three awe-inspiring collective improvisations of great energy, resolution, and focus.

Rempis, Dave : Lattice Rempis, Dave :
Lattice

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis approached the idea of his first solo album under the shadow of the greats before him, in 2017 choosing to journey across the country on a solo tour, performing 31 concerts of which these 6 recordings represent the best reflection of his unique solo vocabulary on the instrument and his enthusiasm for a wealth of musical styles.

Palestine, Charlemagne: The Lower Depths [3 CDs] Palestine, Charlemagne:
The Lower Depths [3 CDs]

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )

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Charlemagne Palestine conceived this composition of unique piano sonorities in 1977 as a trilogy, taking it's name from the potential of his Bosendorfer piano, writing the first section for the middle keyboard, the second section for two octaves above, and the third at the bottom of the keyboard, producing a deep and singular work of minimalism.

Bang, Billy: Distinction Without a Difference Bang, Billy:
Distinction Without a Difference

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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The late American violinist Billy Bang's first album, originally issued on Hat Hut Records, is reissued with an additional track, plus 4 previously unissued solo tracks recorded in Tilberg, Netherland in 1978, demonstrating this great artist's broad range of innovative techniques, mixing free-form and melodic passages in extended and joyful improvisations.

Reichel, Hans: Bonobo Reichel, Hans:
Bonobo

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Second LP in the catalog of German guitarist and instrument inventor Hans Reichel (1949-2011), a program of microtonal string investigations that is still beguiling and fresh four decades later, originally released on FMP in 1976, with a great album cover from Reichel demonstrating how he created his neck-to-neck guitar; absolutely impressive and essential.

Reichel, Hans: Wichlinghauser Blues Reichel, Hans:
Wichlinghauser Blues

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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The debut LP by legendary German guitar improvisor and instrument inventor Hans Reichel, an incredible display of brilliant playing, both technically and by approach, playing on acoustic and unfiltered electric guitars, originally issued on FMP in 1973, here re-mastered from the original tapes and retaining the original design; highly recommended.

Carl, Rudiger Inc.: King Alcohol (New Version) [2 CDs] Carl, Rudiger Inc.:
King Alcohol (New Version) [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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The debut album of Rudiger Carl is an assertive studio session of brilliant free jazz from 1972, with Carl on tenor saxophone, Gunter Christmann on trombone, and Detlef Schonenberg on drums, presenting a great example of early European Free Improv, remastered from the original tapes and issued on CD for the first time, with a 2nd CD of previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Buck, Tony: Unearth Buck, Tony:
Unearth

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Starting from nearly inaudible rumbling, Necks percussionist Tony Buck takes his listeners on a wild ride of sound, from quiet moments of introspective sound onto the densest potency, slowly unfolding his detailed journey in rhythmic, harmonic, melodic, and concrete additions, like an impressive storm brewing until it slowly overwhelms you.

Haco: Qoosui Haco:
Qoosui

(Someone Good / Room40 -- Australia )

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An hypnotic, lush and beautiful album of sound and lilting voice from Japanese vocalist and electronic experimenter Haco (After Dinner), seven songs of subtle sophistication that create dreamlike environments of floating tones and invoking voice, refined from decades of experimentation and investigation to yield this enchanting album.

Nitsch, Hermann: Orgelkonzert Jesuitenkirche 20.11.2013 Nitsch, Hermann:
Orgelkonzert Jesuitenkirche 20.11.2013

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Austrian avant-garde musician and multimedia artist Hermann Nitsch performed these powerful and mesmerizing solo organ drone works during the 2013 "Shut up and listen" festival in in the Jesuit church of Vienna, releasing the 4 recordings with an 8-page booklet of art and an essay from Nitsch himself, with mastering by Martin Siewert.

Mitchell, Roscoe: Discussions Mitchell, Roscoe:
Discussions

(Wide Hive -- USA )

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Four original improvisations, taken from legendary AACM composer, improviser and saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell's "Conversations" album transcribed and performed by a twenty piece Bay Area orchestra, along with two orchestral improvisations and two duets with Roscoe Mitchell and flutist Wilfredo Terrazas.

Akiyama, Tetuzi / Jason Kahn / Toshimaru Nakamura: Between Two Akiyama, Tetuzi / Jason Kahn / Toshimaru Nakamura:
Between Two

(Meena -- Japan )

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A subtly complex and sophisticated album of electroacoustic improvisation from the trio of Japanese sound artists Tetuzi Akiyama (guitar) and Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixing board) and Switzerland-based American drummer Jason Kahn performing live at Ftarri in Suidobashi, Tokyo, during Kahn's stay in Japan, a rich and detailed exploration.

Murayama, Seijiro  / Jean-Luc Guionnet: Mishima, Day & Night Murayama, Seijiro / Jean-Luc Guionnet:
Mishima, Day & Night

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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The third album from Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama and French saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet, each presenting unique languages and approaches to their instruments, here in four recordings made in two locations, once during the day in Mishima City at Hongaku Temple and the other at Teke Bar in the same city and on the same evening.

Suzuki, Akio / John Butcher: Immediate Landscapes Suzuki, Akio / John Butcher:
Immediate Landscapes

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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At the same event in Scotland that John Butcher recorded his excellent "Resonant Spaces" album, he also joined forces with sound artist Akio Suzuki on a variety of objects and sound devices to record the first 5 tracks of this unusual album of very free improv, the last track by the duo recording at the 2015 Ftarri Festival at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo.

Smith, Wadada Leo / Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori: Aspiration Smith, Wadada Leo / Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori:
Aspiration

(Libra -- Japan )

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Pianist/composer Satoko Fujii's "Aspiration" brings together four masterful improvisers and innovators--trumpeters Wadada Leo Smith and Natsuki Tamura, and Downtown NY laptop player Ikue Mori--for an album of exciting and exceptional free playing over compositions from Fujii, Tamura, and one collective composition, a brilliant pinnacle of creative music.

Speed, Chris Trio (w/ Chris Tordini / Dave King): Platinum On Tap Speed, Chris Trio (w/ Chris Tordini / Dave King):
Platinum On Tap

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An impressive jazz album from saxophonist Chris Speed, performing with his trio of Dave King on drums and Chris Tordini on bass, a chordless trio that emphasizes Speed's lyrical playing that is both melodic and yet driven by complex riffs, odd time signatures and runs that are fully developed in style and intention, creating a joyful and embraceable album of modern jazz.

Butcher, John : Nigemizu Butcher, John :
Nigemizu

(Uchimizu Records -- Japan )

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UK free improvising saxophonist John Butcher continues to push the boundaries in solo explorations of amazing technique and concept on his horn, using the natural resonance of his settings to enhance his wealth of ideas; here he's captured live at Shimanouchi Church, in Osaka, Japan and at Hall Egg Farm, in Fukaya, Japan in 2013 during a Japanese tour.

Muller, Matthias / Matthias Muche : MM Squared Session Muller, Matthias / Matthias Muche :
MM Squared Session

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two German trombonists, Matthias and Matthias Muche, extend the trombone language through four open improvisations using advanced techniques and bizarre language, each appropriately titled for phonemes, as the two players explore the strangest and most interesting sides of their instruments to the benefit of the intrepid listener.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Carlos Santos: Surfaces Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Carlos Santos:
Surfaces

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An immersive album of collective sound from the Portugues quintet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone, Eduardo Chagas on trombone, and Carlos Santos on computer, developing rich sonic environments of great detail and intense patience, a tremendous journey that rewards the careful listener.

Irniger-Studer-Ulrich: Breakin'Up Irniger-Studer-Ulrich:
Breakin'Up

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Live recordings at Jazzclub Moods in Zurich, Switzerland in 2013 from the trio of Christoph Irniger on tenor saxophone, Daniel Studer on double bass, and Dieter Ulrich on drums & bugle, bringing together two generations of free improvisers for seven concise and masterful conversations, lyrically inclined in captivating interplay and solos.

Mirror Unit, The : Wind Makes Weather Mirror Unit, The :
Wind Makes Weather

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Sharing common ground in improvisational language and extended techniques but approaching these materials in diverse and disparate ways, alto saxophonists Tim O'Dwyer and Georg Wissel, both using preparations on their sax and distinguished in separate stereo channels, present a singular concert of reed interactions live at the Peter Kowald Ort in Wuppertal, Germany

Binder, Claudia: Piano Solo II Binder, Claudia:
Piano Solo II

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Pianist Claudia Binder presents 3 concepts for solo piano - the introspective "Room for a Sound" and it's dramatic inverse, "Sound for a Room"; "Polyphony" in 3 parts using piano preparation, one part playful, one part serious, one part peculiar; and an inexplicable "It Takes Two to Tango"--in performances revealing a curious mind and tremendous skill.

Gerszewski, Nikolaus: Ordinary Music Vol. 35: Textures Gerszewski, Nikolaus:
Ordinary Music Vol. 35: Textures

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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German composer working in Budapest Nikolaus Gerszewski does not consider the score for this piece a composition, but rather a basis for a process, which is executed live at Fabrica Braco de Prata with Gerszewski himself plus improvisers Ernesto & Guilherme Rodrigues, Pedro Roxo, Nuno Torres, Armando Pereira, Carlos Santos, Pedro Castello Lopes & Andre Mota.

Boscain, Ugo / Fred Marty: Estasi Boscain, Ugo / Fred Marty:
Estasi

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording in the rich resonant structure of the Church of Gauriac, in Gironde, France, Italian reedist Ugo Boscain on contrabass clarinet and French double bassist Fred Marty explore the lower registers in five dialogs of an album titled for "ecstasi" (ecstasy), using a wealth of creative approaches and insane technique, from reserved to spirited forays.

Crux Trio (Hanslip / Somervell / Gauden): BELieVE Crux Trio (Hanslip / Somervell / Gauden):
BELieVE

(FMR -- UK )

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A wonderfully balanced example of melodic free improvisation from the UK trio of Mark Hanslip on tenor saxophone, Colin Somervell on bass, and Ed Gauden on drums, frequent collaborators with an interest in both lyrical and free/collective improvisation, with an approach that uses technique and conceptual approaches in accessible and embraceable ways.

Wooley, Nate: Battle Pieces 2 Wooley, Nate:
Battle Pieces 2

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Commissioned by Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Foundation, trumpeter Nate Wooley developed a modular compositional structure of small melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, conceptual, textural, and timbral fragments, allowing Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), and Matt Moran (Vibes) exceptional freedom in improvisation, here in their 2nd recording live at Koeln's Loft.

Mina, Asi: Bialo Mina, Asi:
Bialo

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Sound interpretations of Miron Bialoszewski's poetry, whose work focuses on the mundane aspects of the everyday life, usually from an autobiographical perspective and using an overtly colloquial language, interpreted by vocalist Mina Asi, aka Asia Bronisławska, speaking and singing over understated keyboard work.

Fujii, Satoko Quartet (w/ Natsuki Tamura / Keisuke Ohta / Takashi Itani): Live at Jazz Room Cortez Fujii, Satoko Quartet (w/ Natsuki Tamura / Keisuke Ohta / Takashi Itani):
Live at Jazz Room Cortez

(Cortez Sound -- Japan )

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Presenting a different line-up from the 2001 debut of Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii's Quartet, remaining is trumpeter Natsuka Tamura, with Keisuke Ohta on violin and Takashi Itani on drums, performing evolving and rich collective improvisation with a strange edge, captured live at the Jazz Room Cortez in Mito, Japan in 2016 for two extended and bewitching sets.

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.

Marginal Consort: 08.09.13 [3 CDs] Marginal Consort:
08.09.13 [3 CDs]

(Ftarri / Meenna -- Japan )

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A live concert recorded at South London Gallery in London in 2013 from the influential Japanese collective improvisation project Marginal Consort of Kei Shii, Kazuo Imai, Masami Tada and Tomonao Koshikawa, formed around 1975 and since 1997 performing yearly concerts of evolving and continuous electroacoustic improvisation lasting for hours, here in 3 CDs.

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



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