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Mitchell, Nicole : Maroon Cloud Mitchell, Nicole :
Maroon Cloud

(FPE Records -- USA )

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"Maroon Cloud, a powerful eight-part suite by celebrated flutist Nicole Mitchell, is a paean to the human gift of imagination and its ability to foster resistance in our dystopian times. It features a drum-less quartet with Mitche...

Earth Tongues (Costa / Peck / Moffett): Rune Earth Tongues (Costa / Peck / Moffett):
Rune

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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"An ensemble dedicated to exploring the scope and scale of experimental improvised music, Earth Tongues approaches each performance as a chance to build new, challenging work that take silence and ambient sound into full account. Consist...

Loriot, Frantz : Reflections on an Introspective Path Loriot, Frantz :
Reflections on an Introspective Path

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot's first solo album takes the viola into unusual territory, using an acousmatic approach to create music and sounds with no visual reference by transforming the sound of the viola through preparations and remarkable extended techniques, layering and assembling his works to create concrete statements of movement.

Costa's Acustica, Carlo: Strata Costa's Acustica, Carlo:
Strata

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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New York composer and drummer Carlo Costa assembled this accomplished ensemble of NY improvisers for a live performance at IBeam in Brooklyn, capturing his piece "Strata" that evolves layers of sound from very sparse to densely yet accesibly stacked sound, varying recurring material to change perspectives in the aural space as the piece progresses; impressive.

van Hemmen, Flin (w/ Neufeld / Obsvik): Drums of Days van Hemmen, Flin (w/ Neufeld / Obsvik):
Drums of Days

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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Debut album as a leader from drummer and pianist Flin van Hemmen, an evocative album of original compositions and improvisations recorded in a trio with Eyvind Opsvik on double bass and Todd Neufeld on acoustic guitar, with Tony Malaby on alto and soprano sax on one track; a beautifully cinematic and poetic album that allows for space and reflection.

Earth Tongues (Moffett / Peck / Costa): Ohio [CDx2] Earth Tongues (Moffett / Peck / Costa):
Ohio [CDx2]

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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"An ensemble dedicated to exploring the scope and scale of experimental improvised music, Earth Tongues approaches each performance as a chance to build new, engaging work that questions our relationship to music and our understanding of...

Ali, Sean : My Tongue Crumbles After Ali, Sean :
My Tongue Crumbles After

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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"Sean Ali's stunning solo bass debut album 'My Tongue Crumbles After' features eight improvisations for acoustic double bass. On a few selections Sean also makes use of tape collages which he assembled from field recordings and voice rec...

Natura Morta (Loriot / Ali / Costa): Environ Natura Morta (Loriot / Ali / Costa):
Environ

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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"Implicit in the album title is the sonic endeavor that we have undertaken in our fourth album. The three pieces of Environ trace a textural mapping of an aural landscape. Sound heard as dust, slowly and steadily accumulating then wisped...

While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen): While We Still Have Bodies While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen):
While We Still Have Bodies

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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"After several years of performing regularly in New York City, While We Still Have Bodies present their eponymous debut album. The single extended improvisation presented here is imbued with an arcane ritualistic quality and ranges from ...

Volden, Havard / Carlo Costa: In the Wake Volden, Havard / Carlo Costa:
In the Wake

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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"Norwegian guitarist Havard Volden and New York-city based percussionist Carlo Costa present their first collaboration on record with an album of acoustic improvisations. The music on In the Wake makes use of repetitive patterns, slow de...

Musci, Roberto / Giovanni Venosta: Messages & Portraits (2018 Edition) Musci, Roberto / Giovanni Venosta:
Messages & Portraits (2018 Edition)

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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A welcome reissue of two 1980s, forward-thinking albums of electronic compositions from Milanese ethnomusicologist composers, sound engineers and performers Giovanni Venosta and Roberto Musci, incorporating exotic field recordings from their world travels into accessibly sophisticated pieces, creating unexpectedly innovative, novel and melodically rich hybrids.

Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels: When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs] Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels:
When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Guitarist Vitor Rua (GNR, Telectu) recorded the 15 pieces of this 2-CD set first as a series of overdubbed solo improvisations, using his virtuosic skills to create intriguing and compelling works, which he orchestrated and recorded with the quintet of Hernani Faustino on bass, Luis San Payo on drums, Manuel Guimaraes on organ, Nuno Reis on trumpet, and Paulo Galao on clarinets.

Lee, Peggy : Echo Painting Lee, Peggy :
Echo Painting

(Songlines -- Canada )

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"In 2015 Coastal Jazz and Blues Society in Vancouver, BC commissioned Peggy Lee to compose a suite of music for a new 10-piece ensemble. The intent was to create an ensemble including some of the most active and interesting improvisers o...

Blegvad, Peter : Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET] Blegvad, Peter :
Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Starting with Blegvad's "Downtime" LP, this box traces the evolution of the Peter Blegvad Trio into a quintet with Karen Mantler and Bob Drake, released in a solid box with a double CD of alternate versions, unreleased material and live performances, plus a 72 page book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections; the ultimate reissue!

Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead): Volume 2 Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead):
Volume 2

(Incus -- UK )

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Guitarist Derek Bailey organized "Company Week" sessions to help musicians break out of their familiar patterns by having them play in varying combinations over several nights, here with Pat Thomas (electronics & keyboards), Paul Lovens (percussion), Paul Rogers (bass), Buckethead (guitar), Yves Robert (trombone), Vanessa Mackness (voice), John Zorn (saxophone), & Alexander Balanescu (violin).

Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead): Volume 3 Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead):
Volume 3

(Incus -- UK )

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Guitarist Derek Bailey organized "Company Week" sessions to help musicians break out of their familiar patterns by having them play in varying combinations over several nights, here with Pat Thomas (electronics & keyboards), Paul Lovens (percussion), Paul Rogers (bass), Buckethead (guitar), Yves Robert (trombone), Vanessa Mackness (voice), John Zorn (saxophone), & Alexander Balanescu (violin).

Rose, Simon: Schmetterling Rose, Simon:
Schmetterling

(Not Two Records -- Great Britain )

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London Improvisers Orchestra saxophonist Simon Rose in a solo album of improvisations recorded in the hall of a Berlin psychiatric hospital noted for its extraordinary acoustic properties.

Rempis, Dave / Jasper Stadhouders / Frank Rosaly: ICOCI Rempis, Dave / Jasper Stadhouders / Frank Rosaly:
ICOCI

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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"This transatlantic trio combines musical sensibilities derived from their experiences in two world capitals of improvised music, Chicago and Amsterdam. Rempis and Rosaly, both longtime staples of the Chicago scene, have partnered for m...

Rempis, Dave / Tomeka Reid / Joshua Abrams: Ithra Rempis, Dave / Tomeka Reid / Joshua Abrams:
Ithra

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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"This collaborative trio featuring three mid-career artists with deep roots in the Chicago improvised music scene puts forth a stunning and austere debut, a chamber-like exploration in which their three voices intertwine seamlessly into...

Zankel, Bobby & The Wonderful Sound 6: Celebrating William Parker at 65 Zankel, Bobby & The Wonderful Sound 6:
Celebrating William Parker at 65

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Celebrating bassist and composer William Parker's 65th birthday at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia in a band led by Bobby Zankel on alto saxophone, Muhammad Ali on drums, Dave Burrell on piano, Steve Swell on trombone, Diane Monroe on violin, and William Parker himself on bass, in a 4-part suite of beautifully turbulent and masterful free jazz.

Vandermark / Kugel / Tokar: No-Exit Corner Vandermark / Kugel / Tokar:
No-Exit Corner

(Not Two -- Poland )

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the second CD by the trio featuring the tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Vandermark, the drummer Klaus Kugel, and the bassist Mark Tokar has the band back at Krakow's Alchemia Club, bringing these three Chicago and European players together for a skronky, energetic romp of commanding playing alongside unorthodox approaches and powerfully creative intent.

Sorgen, Harvey / Joe Fonda / Marilyn Crispell: Dreamstruck Sorgen, Harvey / Joe Fonda / Marilyn Crispell:
Dreamstruck

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A lyrical album of virtuosic free jazz from the NY trio of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Joe Fonda on bass, and Harvey Sorgen on drums.

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Sakata, Akira / Nicolas Field: First Thirst | Live at Cave12 Sakata, Akira / Nicolas Field:
First Thirst | Live at Cave12

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The long-running collaboration of Japanese saxophonist Akira Sakata and Swiss drummer Nicolas Field is heard in this powerful duo concert, live at Cave12 in Geneva, Switzerland, in June of 2008.

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Fish-Scale Sunrise (Ab Baars / Kaja Draksler / Joe Williamson: No Queen Rises Fish-Scale Sunrise (Ab Baars / Kaja Draksler / Joe Williamson:
No Queen Rises

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Jackson, Keefe / Benjamin Vergara / Jim Baker / Phil Sudderberg: The Hallowed Plant Jackson, Keefe / Benjamin Vergara / Jim Baker / Phil Sudderberg:
The Hallowed Plant

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Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey: Utter Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey:
Utter

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Rogers, Paul / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert: Three Stories About Rain, Sunlight & Hidden Soil Rogers, Paul / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert:
Three Stories About Rain, Sunlight & Hidden Soil

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Cherry, Don / Marion Brown / Evan Parker / John Stevens: Free Jazz Meeting Baden Baden '67 Cherry, Don / Marion Brown / Evan Parker / John Stevens:
Free Jazz Meeting Baden Baden '67

(Hi Hat -- UK )

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"Hi Hat presents Free Jazz Meeting Baden Baden '67, capturing a set of live performances from 1967. Since 1966, the Free Jazz Meeting (now known as the SWR NewJazz Meeting) has taken place annually in Baden-Baden, Germany. This disc pre...

Cherry, Don Trio: Studio 105, Paris 1967 Cherry, Don Trio:
Studio 105, Paris 1967

(Hi Hat -- UK )

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Don Cherry Trio, live from Studio 105, Maison de l'ORTF, Paris on March 18th, 1967. Having played with a who's who of cutting-edge American jazz musicians (including Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Sonny Rollins, Archie Shepp, and Pharoah Sa...

Nitsch, Hermann: Musik Der 135. Aktion, Kuba [2 CDs] Nitsch, Hermann:
Musik Der 135. Aktion, Kuba [2 CDs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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"Recorded in 2012, Musik Der 135. Aktion, Kuba captures the controversial performance from Herman Nitsch's Orgien Mysterien Theater ("Orgies Mysteries Theater") as part of the Havana Biennial art exhibition. For more than fifty years Ni...

Voutchkova, Biliana / Michael Thieke: Blurred Music Voutchkova, Biliana / Michael Thieke:
Blurred Music

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Berlin-based violinist Biliana Voutchkova and German clarinetist Michael Thieke (Magic I.D., International Nothing) present a stunning achievement in blending compositional, pre-structured material with live improvisation, creating a blurring of virtually identical sections that create microtonal anomalies in timing, rhythm, timbre and motive, as heard in 3 amazing performances.

Dalibert, Melaine: Musique pour le lever du jour Dalibert, Melaine:
Musique pour le lever du jour

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Inspired by the work of Hungarian-born French media artist Vera Molnar, and by the vicissitudes of natural phenomena, French pianist and composer Melaine Dalibert developed algorithmic procedures to compose this work, translating to "Music for the Daybreak", as an illusory "endless piece" of meditative layered, resonant music in the mode of Morton Feldman.

Capece, Lucio / Marc Baron: My Trust In You Capece, Lucio / Marc Baron:
My Trust In You

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Two electroacoustic improvisers and composers--Lucio Capece on reeds, analog synths, effects, field recordings, drums machines, speakers in motion, and Marc Baron on field recordings and analog devices--developed these 6 extraordinary recordings that blend motion, perspective, sound and noise, and concrete references in a mystifying and mesmerizing journey in sound.

Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto: Everyone Needs A Plan Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto:
Everyone Needs A Plan

(erstwhile -- USA )

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The second collaboration between sounds artist Vanessa Rossetto and writer and sound artist Matthew Revert is a monumental work that studies the evolution of communication through fragments of spoken words, and a rich tapestry of sound from acoustic and electronic instruments, field recordings, and perplexing and dramatic sources of sound.

Bailey, Derek / Louis Moholo  / Thebe Lipere: Village Life Bailey, Derek / Louis Moholo / Thebe Lipere:
Village Life

(Incus -- UK )

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Bailey meets with two percussionists from the South African jazz exodus in a London bar, starting with crowd sound as Bailey and the percussion weave their way into the sound, restrained yet multitimbral music with Bailey's unique approach to open improvisation and microtonal playing, a unique album from Bailey's vast catalog.

Bailey, Derek: Solo Guitar Vol. 2 Bailey, Derek:
Solo Guitar Vol. 2

(Incus -- UK )

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Twenty years after recording his classic LP "Solo Guitar", guitar improviser and legend Derek Bailey sat down again to record these seven tracks, pure Bailey in his idiosyncratic and non-idiomatic approach to free improvisation, a style that has influenced generations and left a recording legacy sure to influence generations more to come.

Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald: Improvised (Vancouver) Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald:
Improvised (Vancouver)

(Incus -- UK )

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Three concerts at Vancouver's Western Front, two from 1978 and one from 1996, from the duo of West Coast free improvising guitarist Henry Kaiser and Vancouver saxophonist John Oswald, early yet mature examples of the profoundly great music each artist has gone on to create using astounding and extreme techniques.

Mackness, Vanessa / John Butcher: Respiritus Mackness, Vanessa / John Butcher:
Respiritus

(Incus -- UK )

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Smith, Roger / Neil Metcalfe: S & M Smith, Roger / Neil Metcalfe:
S & M

(Incus -- UK )

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Flute and acoustic guitar duets recorded in a variety of places under widely varying conditions in 1994 and 1995 between guitarist Roger Smith and flutist Neil Metcalfe, including recordings from Metcalfe's flat to concerts in Hollywell to a proper studio in London showing many facets to these free improvisers strong rapport and creative skills.

Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi: Mannyoka Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi:
Mannyoka

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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"Another reissue from the company NoBusiness has arrived. This time with two musicians I do not initially know who is / where. Kaoru Abe plays all soprano saxophonics and Sabu Toyozumi covers the drums and the percussion. The recordings...

Bae, Choi Sun / Junji Hirose / Motoharu Yoshizawa / Kim Dae Hwan: Arirang Fantasy Bae, Choi Sun / Junji Hirose / Motoharu Yoshizawa / Kim Dae Hwan:
Arirang Fantasy

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Naughton, Bobby / Wadada Leo Smith / Perry Robinson: The Haunt Naughton, Bobby / Wadada Leo Smith / Perry Robinson:
The Haunt

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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"Recorded April 21, 1976, Blue Rock Studio, NYC. This is a reissue of the rare album, 'The Haunt' (Otic 1005). Includes a nearly 7 minute bonus track not found on original LP. Featuring Bobby Naughton on vibes and compositions, (Wadada)...

Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Aki Takase: Live At Cafe Amores Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Aki Takase:
Live At Cafe Amores

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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"Alexander von Schlippenbach turned 80 this year. A pioneer and leading light of European free improvisation, at the age of 28 he founded the Globe Unity Orchestra, and in 1988 he founded the Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. These tw...

Mezei, Szilard Septet: Veres Pancel Mezei, Szilard Septet:
Veres Pancel

(FMR -- UK )

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Gibbs, Phil / Marcello Magliocchi / Adrian Northover / Maresuke Okamoto: Sezu Gibbs, Phil / Marcello Magliocchi / Adrian Northover / Maresuke Okamoto:
Sezu

(FMR -- UK )

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Runcible Quartet, The: Four Runcible Quartet, The:
Four

(FMR -- UK )

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Sewelson, Dave (w/ William Parker): Music For A Free World Sewelson, Dave (w/ William Parker):
Music For A Free World

(FMR -- UK )

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Frame Trio (Luis Vincente / Marcelo Dos Reis / Nils Vermeulen): Luminaria Frame Trio (Luis Vincente / Marcelo Dos Reis / Nils Vermeulen):
Luminaria

(FMR -- UK )

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Dunmall, Paul / Jon Irabagon / Mark Sanders / Jim Bashford: The Rain Sessions Dunmall, Paul / Jon Irabagon / Mark Sanders / Jim Bashford:
The Rain Sessions

(FMR -- UK )

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Free Pantone Trio: A Blink Of An Eye To The Nature Of Things Free Pantone Trio:
A Blink Of An Eye To The Nature Of Things

(FMR -- UK )

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Spence, Alister / Satoko Fujii: Intelsat Spence, Alister / Satoko Fujii:
Intelsat

(Alister Spence Music -- Australia )

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