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Musicworks: #132 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#132 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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The final issue of the premier Canadian new music magazine Musicworks' 40th anniversary year, with Darcy Spidle on the cover, plus articles on Luke Nickel, Lina Allemano, Andre Cormier, Joseph Shabason, Thanya Iyer, the Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, plus a 9 track CD with music from Darcy Spidle, Shabason, Iyer, Luke Nickel & Heather Roche, &c. &c.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatia Liquid Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepatia Liquida [CD + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(577 -- USA )

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Recorded on the last night of 577's Forward Festival 2017 in Brooklyn, the quintet of Daniel Carter (reeds & trumpet), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (piano), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) take their audience on three remarkable journeys of almost chamber-oriented collective free jazz, adventurous and not-to-be-missed examples of modern jazz.

Tiger Hatchery : Breathing In The Walls Tiger Hatchery :
Breathing In The Walls

(ESP -- USA )

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Raucous and determined free jazz from Chicago's power-jazz trio Tiger Hatchery of Michael Forbes on saxophones, Andrew Scott Young on basses, and Ben Billington on drums, in their fifth album blending noise-rock and intelligent aggression with traditionally unorthodox approaches, keeping their pieces short and stinging as they find order in controlled cacophony.

Suzuki, Akio / Aki Onda: Ke I Te Ki Suzuki, Akio / Aki Onda:
Ke I Te Ki

(Room40 -- Australia )

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"Ke I Te Ki" signifies the sound of an alarm, as frequent collaborators Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda push themselves in a live multi-track recording at the NY Emily Harvey Foundation (former home of Fluxus founder George Maciunas), using field recordings, objects, layers of melody and rhythm, sustained drones, and diverse textures and timbres to create these absorbing recordings.

Viola Torros: Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang: Viola Torros / Catherine Lamb / Johnny Chang [2 CDs] Viola Torros: Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang:
Viola Torros / Catherine Lamb / Johnny Chang [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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4 compositions from violist/composers Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang, the 1st focusing on the mysterious compositions of Vedic-era composer Viola Torros, exploring monady, melody and harmony; the second, one composition each from Chang performed with the Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble, and from Lamb using the secondary rainbow synthesizer she developed with Bryan Eubanks.

Fages, Ferran : Un lloc entre dos records Fages, Ferran :
Un lloc entre dos records

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Submerging the listener into the immediacy of pure perception through the economy of materials and atemporality, Catalan guitarist Ferran Fages presents the 3rd piece of his trilogy for guitar and sinteones, referencing Feldman, Lucier and Szlavnics as he specifies tunings for the guitar accompanied by pure resonating sinetones used as memory vehicles or shadows.

Taylor, Mark R. : Aftermaths Taylor, Mark R. :
Aftermaths

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Works for solo piano by Mark R Taylor, beautifully played by Teodora Stepancic, the first CD release by a remarkable but neglected English composer whose piano works present a metrically rhythmicized exploration of a generative spectrum, here featuring works dating between 1979 and 2018 and performed by Serbian pianist Teodora Stepancic.

Evans-Weiler, Morgan / Michael Pisaro: Lines And Tracings Evans-Weiler, Morgan / Michael Pisaro:
Lines And Tracings

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Two compositions, one by composer Michael Pisaro and performed by the electroacoustic ensemble "Ordinary Affects" including violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler, then an acoustic composition from Evans-Weiler himself performed with violin, clarinet, cello, harpsichord and piano; both exquisite works that draw out tone and time in patiently unfolding fluidity.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Sue Lynch / James O'Sullivan / Joe Wright : Iridescent Strand Chrysakis, Thanos / Sue Lynch / James O'Sullivan / Joe Wright :
Iridescent Strand

(Aural Terrains -- Greece )

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Very much in an AMM mold of electroacoustic improvisation, this album of intense cooperation and sonic depth presents five sections numbered by Roman numerals, performed in the studio by the adept and investigative quintet of Thanos Chrysakis on computer & synthesizers, Sue Lynch on reeds, James O'Sullivan on guitar, and Joe Wright on sax & dynamic feedback system.

Bopp, Christiane: Noyau de Lune Bopp, Christiane:
Noyau de Lune

(Fou Records -- France )

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A tour-de-force of solo improvisation from French trombonist Christiane Bopp, flawlessly captured by sound engineer Jean Marc Foussat, as Bopp transforms her instrument through technical skill, lyrical ability, and unusual technique, creating virtual duets, furtive expression, and thundering emotion, an absolutely impressive example of modern trombone language.

Royston, Rudy: Flatbed Buggy Royston, Rudy:
Flatbed Buggy

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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The third album from drummer Rudy Royston features his new chamber-like quintet featuring Gary Versace (accordion), John Ellis (woodwinds), Hank Roberts (cello) and Joe Martin (bass) playing music inspired by Royston's upbringing in Texas, lyrical and sophisticated modern jazz from a drummer frequently called upon by jazz masters Bill Frisell, JD Allen, or Dave Douglas.

Ward, Greg Presents Rogue Parade: Stomping Off From Greenwood Ward, Greg Presents Rogue Parade:
Stomping Off From Greenwood

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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Returning to his native Chicago after a stint in NYC, saxophonist Greg Ward (Tortoise) formed this new group with Matt Gold and Dave Miller (guitars & effects), Matt Ulery (bass), and Quin Kirchner (drums), recording this impressive album of modern jazz: lyrical, funky and perfectly paced, engaging but never indulgent, with unexpected compositional twists and turns.

Parker / Bishop / Karayorgis / McBride / Gray: The Diagonal Filter Parker / Bishop / Karayorgis / McBride / Gray:
The Diagonal Filter

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Uniting masterful players from across the East Coast into the Boston area, with Boston pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, Boston native/Chicago-based bassist Nate McBride, DC drummer Luther Gray, North Carolina/Chicago-based trombonist Jeb Bishop, and Chicago guitarist Jeff Parker, in a strong album of lyrical free jazz with compositions from all five players.

Zorn, John: SALEM, 1692 Zorn, John:
SALEM, 1692

(Tzadik -- USA )

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NY Composer John Zorn and Dowtown luminary John Zorn's instrumental quartet of Trevor Dunn on bass, Kenny Grohowski on drums, Julian Lage on guitar, and Matt Hollenberg on guitar in their second album of fiery improvisation, focusing on the Salem Witch Trials of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1692 through superlative playing and passionate improvisation; burning!

HMMH (Hetu / Martel / Mouchous / Hubsch): Fleur de chaos HMMH (Hetu / Martel / Mouchous / Hubsch):
Fleur de chaos

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A quartet of creative improvisers from Montreal--Joane Hetu (sax and voice), Pierre-Yves Martel (viola da gamba, harmonica), Emilie Mouchous (synth)--and from Germany--Carl Ludwig Hubsch (tuba)--blend conventional instruments with objects and profound techniques to create detailed and carefully controlled aural environments, enveloping the listener in rich, imaginative environments.

Roger, Danielle Palardy : Cannibale Roger, Danielle Palardy :
Cannibale

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Composer/percussionist Danielle Palardy Roger's musical satire about capitalism, performed with some of Montreal's finest improvisers using conventional & unconventional instruments and voice, captured live at the Gesu Amphitheater, in Montreal in 2018: Michel F Cote, Andre Duchesne, Joane Hetu, Elizabeth Lima, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Alexander St-Onge, and Ida Toniato.

Derome, Jean : Sudoku pour Pygmees Derome, Jean :
Sudoku pour Pygmees

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The meticulous and magnificently creative mind of wind player and composer Jean Derome used a 2010 Sudoko puzzle as a guide for his "Sudoko Pour Pygmees", presented alongside "7 Dances (for 15)" and "5 Thoughts (for hard rubber)", performed by an octet of Montreal mainstays including Pierre Tanguay, Pierre Cartier, Guido Del Fabbro, Bernard Falaise, &c.

Whim Ensemble (Ofer Pelz / Preston Beebe): Pre-Fall Whim Ensemble (Ofer Pelz / Preston Beebe):
Pre-Fall

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Prepared piano and percussion from Ofer Pelz and Preston Beebe, the percussionist using a diverse set of approaches to drums, cymbals and devices, blurring the sonic distinctions with Israeli-born Montreal-based pianist Ofer Pelz, whose preparations transform the piano in remarkable ways as the two focus on time, texture, space, and ambiance through seven fascinating improvisations.

Freedman, Lori : Solor Freedman, Lori :
Solor

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The counterpart to Montreal bass clarinetist Lori Freedman's album "Excess" of recordings from her 11-city North American solo tour "The Virtuosity of Excess", this CD "Solor" was developed after that tour allowing Freedman to focus on her past and current creative work, presenting 5 of her solo compositions, 3 of which were written for the album, plus two improvisations.

Tetreault, Martin : Plus de Snipettes!! Tetreault, Martin :
Plus de Snipettes!!

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A fun, odd and eccentric album constructed from extracts of hours of tape reels and audio cassettes by Montreal turntablist Martin Tetrault, a mix of plunderphonic sources, unusual turntable technique, and experimental audio collage drawn from an insanely diverse set of sources, in this sequel to his 1992 "Snipettes!" cassette, here with 31 new fascinating miniatures.

Monicker (Scott Thomson / Arthur Bull / Roger Turner): Spine Monicker (Scott Thomson / Arthur Bull / Roger Turner):
Spine

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Legendary UK drummer Roger Turner and Canadian guitarist Arthur Bull, seasoned improvisers since the 70s and already working as a duo, joined with Montreal trombonist Scott Thomson during Thomson's 2017 residency in Halifax through suddenlyListen, touring and recording this album of propulsive and dynamic creative improvisation during their 2018 tour of Eastern Canada.

Butcher, John / Philippe Lauzier / Eric Normand: How Does This Happen? Butcher, John / Philippe Lauzier / Eric Normand:
How Does This Happen?

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The Montreal free improvising, experimenting duo "Not The Music" of bassist Eric Norman & bass clarinetist Philippe Lauzier invited UK saxophonist John Butcher for concerts in Ottawa and Montreal, recording the two impressive 5-part series heard on this album--"en consequence" (consequently) and "par irruption" (by bursting), of masterful and profoundly pensive prowess.

Freedman, Lori: Excess Freedman, Lori:
Excess

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Using voice, kick drum, electronics with immersive spatialization, and bass clarinet, Lori Freedman presents an exhilarating and impressive live performance at Montreal's Studio 270, exploring the beauty of extremes, her playing and incredible sense of timing the culmination of her 11-city North American tour titled "The Virtuosity of Excess"; absolutely impressive.

Quatuor Bozzini: Simon Martin: Musique d'art Quatuor Bozzini:
Simon Martin: Musique d'art

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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The Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini of Alissa Cheung on violin, Clemens Merkel on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola, and Isabelle Bozzini on cello is extended with double bassist Pierre-Alexandre Maranda as they perform composer Simon Martin's work of long tones and timbres, exploring the nature and philosophy of sound, and our relationship to it.

Quatuor Bozzini: Phill Niblock: Boabab Quatuor Bozzini:
Phill Niblock: Boabab

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Montreal's Bozzini Quartet of Clemens Merkel (violin), Alissa Cheung (violin), Stephanie Bozzini (viola), and Isabelle Bozzini (cello) perform two Phil Niblock orchestral works exploring overtone patterns in acoustic instruments: "Disseminate" (1998) and "Baobab" (2011), which Niblock adapted for the quartet by arranging multiple tracks that are mixed into the final work.

Bauer, Matthias: Spontan In Granit Bauer, Matthias:
Spontan In Granit

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Berlin double bassist Mathias Bauer, a member of Unitedberlin, Asian Art, Junge Music and mosaik, and half of the duo Alchimia Organica, presents a series of 18 solid and diverse spontaneous improvisations, most averaging under 3 minutes, captivating the listener through articulate momentum, exceptional technique, and inventive narrative.

Baumann, Franziska / Udo Schindler: Blue Sonic Vibrations Baumann, Franziska / Udo Schindler:
Blue Sonic Vibrations

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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German saxophonist and leader of the Salon for Klang + Kunst started the Improx, or "The X for the Unknown and the Unheard" with Gunnar Geisse, here in the third edition of the series with Swiss free improvising vocalist Franziska Baumann, captured live at two performances in 2018 in Germany & Switzerland, for unusual, quick-witted and innovative interchanges.

Diceros (Rodrigues / Mira / Silva / Curado / Almeida / Chagas /...): 3 Phases (III) Black Diceros (Rodrigues / Mira / Silva / Curado / Almeida / Chagas /...):
3 Phases (III) Black

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"3 Phases", or 3 aspects of the approach that violist Ernesto Rodrigues applies to improvisation, in 3 different groupings over 3 different concerts at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, here in an electroacoustic ensemble with Miguel Mira, Guilherme Rodrigues, Joao Silva, Eduardo Chagas, Paulo Curado, Noel Taylor, Miguel Almeida, Andre Holzer, Andre Hencleeday, Carlos Santos, and Joao Valinho.

Octopus: Mimus Octopus:
Mimus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The 8-limbed creature that is Creative Source's Octopus presents their 3rd album of diaphanous improvisation, using two reeds (clarinet & tenor sax), trumpet, resonator guitar, viola, double bass, snare drums and electronics, as they slowly prowl in subaqueous and subtle improvisation of powerful technique, cautiously moving with rich details and deft direction.

Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues : Ljubljana Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Ljubljana

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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German violinist & composer Dietrich Petzold joins violist Ernesto Rodrigues and cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, Petzold also bringing along a viola, clavichord and bowed metal objects, as the three perform live at SKUC Gallery, in Ljubljana, Slovenia for the 6 improvisations that build from languid tonal environments to detailed, rapid improv, all with remarkable control and patience.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Albert Cirera / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos: 3 Phases (I) White Rodrigues, Ernesto / Albert Cirera / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos:
3 Phases (I) White

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"3 Phases", or different aspects of the approach that violist Ernesto Rodrigues applies to improvisation, in three different groupings over three different days, all live at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018, here in an ea-improv setting with Albert Cirera on tenor saxophone, Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, & Carlos Santos on field recordings & sine waves.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Nuno Torres / Paulo Galao: 3 Phases (II) Grey Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Nuno Torres / Paulo Galao:
3 Phases (II) Grey

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"3 Phases", or different aspects of the approach that violist Ernesto Rodrigues applies to improvisation, in three different groupings over three different days, all live at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018, here in an acoustic sax trio with strings, with Bruno Parrinha on soprano, Nuno Torres on alto, Paulo Galao on tenor sax.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santos: Penedo Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santos:
Penedo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recorded on New Years Eve in Sintra in the Penedo region of Portugal, three strings--viola from Ernesto Rodrigues, cello from Guilherme Rodrigues, and a second cello from Miguel Mira--are joined by Carlos Santos on electronics for three extended and richly detailed improvisations, active yet concentratively controlled, using impressive and extended techniques.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Silva / Curado / Parrinha / Almeida / Santos / Valinho: Stratus Rodrigues, Ernesto / Silva / Curado / Parrinha / Almeida / Santos / Valinho:
Stratus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A live performance at Galeria Monumental, in Lisbon of diverse textures, extended techniques, and intent listening from the free improvising septet of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Joao Silva (trumpet), Paulo Curado (flute), Bruno Parrinha (alto sax & bass clarinet), Miguel Almeida (classical guitar), Carlos Santos (computer & synth), and Joao Valinho (snare drum & objects).

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigues / Klaus Kurvers: Ignis Fatuus Rodrigues, Ernesto / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigues / Klaus Kurvers:
Ignis Fatuus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording in Germany, Creative Source's two Rodrigues'--Ernesto on viola and Guilherme on cello--along with double bassist Klaus Kurvers, celebrate legendary improvising cellist Tristan Honsinger's birthday in this studio album of active playing with a chamber quartet feeling through superb technical skills yielding electrifying string improvisation.

Schindler, Udo / Georges-Emmanuel Schneider: Kontergesang (Counter-Singing) Schindler, Udo / Georges-Emmanuel Schneider:
Kontergesang (Counter-Singing)

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Eleven instrumental works with each piece based on and emulating the sound characteristics of blackbirds, such as "whistling", "squealing", or "flutes", captured in a live concert at multi-reedist Udo Schindler's Salon fur Klang+Kunst in Krailling in Berlin, from the duo of Schindler and long-time musical collaborator, violinist Georges-Emmanuel Schneider, also on live electronics.

Space Trio (Bratanov / Hajigrudev / Angelov): Space Trio Space Trio (Bratanov / Hajigrudev / Angelov):
Space Trio

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An album of free improvisation from the Bulgarian trio of Jivko Bratanov on piano, Vasil Hajigrudev on double bass, and Georgi Angelov on percussion, obliquely referencing the jazz tradition while steering from idiomatic tendencies, pushing themselves through dialog that emphasizes unusual sounds through technique, with a strong percussive element from all players.

VocColours & Andrei Razin: Ganglia VocColours & Andrei Razin:
Ganglia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Four voices--Norbert Zajac, Brigitte Kupper, Gala Hummel, Iouri Grankin--sing and speak over the piano work of Russian improviser Andrei Razin in a moody and often startling album that set tonal environments or disorient the listener through constrasting layers of vocalization, as Razin darts among them or sets an atmosphere of lingering tones; often curious, frequently stunning.

Zwerv (Taubenfeld / Vicente / Lucifero / Zwerver / Chientaroli / ven der Weide / Hadow): Music From Zwerv (Taubenfeld / Vicente / Lucifero / Zwerver / Chientaroli / ven der Weide / Hadow):
Music From Any Moment

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Guitarist Henk Zwerver leads this collective free improvising band in their second release, now extended to a septet with the addition of Salvoandrea Lucifero on trombone, joining Zwerver: Ziv Taubenfeld on bass clarinet, Luis Vicente on trumpet, Nico Chientaroli on piano, Raoul ven der Weide on double bass, objects, and George Hadow on drums.

Cage, John / Guy Vandromme: Number Pieces (Piano) Cage, John / Guy Vandromme:
Number Pieces (Piano)

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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John Cage wrote his "Number Pieces" in the last years of his life, using his time bracket technique of short fragments allowing the performer flexibility in interpretation; each piece is titled for the number of performers and its ordinal position in the series, and most pieces are dedicated to a musician; here pianist Guy Vandromme performs three of the "One", or solo, series.

Fages, Ferran : Detuning Series For Guitar Fages, Ferran :
Detuning Series For Guitar

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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The 2nd part of a trilogy for guitar and sinetones composed between 2015-18, alongside "What Might Occur (Rereadings of Triadic Memories by Morton Feldman for guitar and sinewaves)" (2015-17) and "Un Lloc Entre Dos Records" (2017); this work, originally written in 2016, and revised in 2018, is heard in a recording at GMEA, France, with guitarist Benjamin Maumus.

Johnson, Tom : Spaces . An Hour For Piano Johnson, Tom :
Spaces . An Hour For Piano

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two works for solo piano from composer Tom Johnson and performed by Keiko Shichijo; "Spaces" was written after his teacher, Morton Feldman, helped Johnson elucidate his voice as a composer through a study of chords; "An Hour for Piano" was written in 1971 based on a series of short, improvisatory sketches written for modern dance, merged and expanded to exactly one hour.

McCowen, John: Mundanas I - V McCowen, John:
Mundanas I - V

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two clarinetists--John McCowen, also the composer, and Madison Greenstone, both on clarinet & bass clarinet--taking the title from Boethius' (427-524 AD) printed work on ancient Greek music: "De institutione musica", as they generate long-form drones using the harmonic interactions and interference patterns of similar tones, overtones, and difference tones; impressively intense.

Satie, Erik (Aleman / Vandromme): Socrate Satie, Erik (Aleman / Vandromme):
Socrate

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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A beautiful rendering of French composer Eric Satie's 1918 masterwork "Socrate", originally for four sopranos and chamber orchestra, here stripped to its essence as a duo with Olalla Aleman on soprano and Guy Vandromme on piano, maintaining Satie's characterist reserve and refinement in the 3 parts: "portrait of socrates"; "banks of the ilissus"; and "death of socrates".

Zuydervelt, Rutger : Sileen II Zuydervelt, Rutger :
Sileen II

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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An adaptation from "Sileen", a composition commissioned by Musica For The Festival Oortreders at Neerpelt, Belgium, 2016 performed with 50 members of a local music school; "Sileen II" was realized with only Gareth Davis on bass clarinet plus sounds from Machinefabriek, recorded in the same pitch and tempo as "Sileen', then slowed to half its speed and one octave lower.

Various Artists: Money Will Ruin Everything, The Second Edition 2CD/BOOK Various Artists:
Money Will Ruin Everything, The Second Edition 2CD/BOOK

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The overdue 2003 release of Rune Grammofon's 10 year anniversary book and 2 CD set, revised and superior to the 1st edition with new art, more tracks, more pages, &c.

Wire, The: #362 April 2014  [MAGAZINE + CD] Wire, The:
#362 April 2014 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(The Wire -- Great Britain )

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Inside the issue: The Ex; Malcom Pointon; Akira Sakata; Collateral Damage Salome Voegelin; Cross Platform Cevdet Erek; Global Ear Rio De Janiero; Bites; Tashi Dorji; Maya Dunietz; Laurence Crane; plus the Wire Tapper CD compilation.

Brighton, Ian: Imaginings Brighton, Ian:
Imaginings

(FMR -- UK )

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Looking back and fondly imagining some of the locations and configuration that UK guitarist Ian Brighton played in the 70s, Brighton developed the pieces on this album, each compositions varying the personnel from life-long partners (Taylor, Wachsmann, Mattos) to musicians Brighton has performed with since his 2016 return to improvisation (Carrier, Beresford, Metcalfe).

Brighton, Ian: Marsh Gas [REISSUE] Brighton, Ian:
Marsh Gas [REISSUE]

(FMR -- UK )

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Reissuing the 1977 album from UK guitarist Ian Brighton, written as an instrumental story for children, apparently very sophisticated children, in a mix of composed and freely improvised passages, using non-idiomatic approaches with unusual and extended techniques, open atmospheric passages and strange transitions, a peculiar and wonderful album of imaginative playing.

Dunmall / Siegel / Pursglove / Sanders: As One Does Dunmall / Siegel / Pursglove / Sanders:
As One Does

(FMR -- UK )

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Two saxophones take the front line in Paul Dunmall's 2018 studio album, the leader on tenor saxophone with fellow tenor player Julian Siegel, also on bass clarinet, while Mark Sanders drums and Percy Pursglove handles bass and also trumpet, as the band falls into a hard bop mode, weaving lines together over wonderfully turbulent and soulful grooves; outstanding.

Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford: Inner And Outer Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford:
Inner And Outer

(FMR -- UK )

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Paul Dunmall's 2018 studio album in a quartet with James Owston on bass, Jim Bashford on drums, Philip Gibbs on guitar, and Dunmall on tenor saxophone, Gibbs's hollow-body opening up the band sound as Owston and Bashford trade rapid responses or provide solid grooves, the themes of the dialogs focused on space and time through intricate, complex and profound interaction.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (feat. Marilyn Crispell / Evan Parker): Parallel Moments Unbroken [2CD Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (feat. Marilyn Crispell / Evan Parker):
Parallel Moments Unbroken [2CDS]

(FMR -- UK )

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Scottland's large improvising ensemble of around 20 musicians, merging backgrounds in free improvisation, jazz, classical, folk, pop, experimental musics and performance art, in a 2-CD release of a piece commissioned by the BBC and featuring pianist Marilyn Crispell and saxophist Evan Parker, written using graphic scores, through composition, photographs and artwork.

Shock Troops: Central Dada Time Shock Troops:
Central Dada Time

(FMR -- UK )

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Recorded in 1989 and only now released, this studio album includes Pat Thomas on keys & electronics in a sextet with guitar & bass, synth, turntables, electronic wind instruments, drum machines, samplers, &c., merging ea-improv approaches with disruptively odd asides, fragmented voices, and swelling interventions, making something otherworldly out of then-revelatory technology.

Vaczi, Daniel Multet: Reticular Vaczi, Daniel Multet:
Reticular

(FMR -- UK )

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A persuasive album of lyrical groove-based electric free improv from the Hungarian quintet of Daniel Vaczi on saxophones & piano, Balazs Horvath on double bass, Zsolt Sarvari Kovacs on drums, Marton Fenyvesi on electric guitar & effects and Aved Janos on saxophones, Vaczi also programming the Budapest Music Center's player piano in unusual ways for the 3-art "Fabula".

Valid Tractor (Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Lawrence Casserley): On The Validity Of Tractors Valid Tractor (Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Lawrence Casserley):
On The Validity Of Tractors

(FMR -- UK )

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Each track on this album is named for a tractor brand (Eicher, Kubota, &c.) and the liner notes are directions regarding a tractor's maintenance, as the ea-trio of UK improvisers Pat Thomas on piano & electronics, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Lawrence Casserley on a signal processing instrument provide 10 inventive improvisations that validate a sound working condition.

Baker / Glover: Love, Approximately Baker / Glover:
Love, Approximately

(Bad Architect Records -- USA )

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Bridging folk traditions with modern aesthetics, the duo of Evan Baker on guitar and Austin Glover on violin, both contributing songs, sing about everyday events, music, and life, the songs having a bluesy and even early Kinks feel at times, made unique through a cappella moments and languid instrumental sections.

Graves, Mel: Ear Shot: The Music of Mel Graves Graves, Mel:
Ear Shot: The Music of Mel Graves

(Mutable -- USA )

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Kirchner, Quin: The Other Side Of Time [2 CDs w/BONUS TRACKS] Kirchner, Quin:
The Other Side Of Time [2 CDs w/BONUS TRACKS]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Known as a superlative sideman, Chicago drummer/percussionist Quin Kirchner's debut as a leader brings together trombonist Nick Broste, bass clarinetist Jason Stein, saxophonist Nate Lepine, pianist Ben Boye and bassist Matt Ulery for an excellent album of spiritual free playing with compositions from Sun Ra, Andrew Hill, Charles Mingus, Paul Motian, Phil Cohran, &c.

Merce, Sergio: Three Dimensions Of The Spirit Merce, Sergio:
Three Dimensions Of The Spirit

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Conservatory trained Argentinian saxophonist Sergio Merce uses a prepared tenor sax and a microtonal sax to create rich harmonics and slowly moving tonal works, layering aberrant and alluring tones in restrained configurations that allow each stratum of sound to be distinguished and appreciated, creating mesmerizing compositions of elusive and illusionistic sound.

Schmid, Silvan Quintet: At Gamut Schmid, Silvan Quintet:
At Gamut

(Hatology -- Austria )

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Swiss trumpeter Silvan Schmid is a cofounder of the Gamut Kollektiv, organizing festivals and concerts, here caught live in 2016 at Gamut Series No 1 at Amboss Rampe in Zurich with his own quintet of Tapiwa Svosve on sax, Silvan Jeger on cello, Vincent Glanzmann on drums, and Lucas Wirz on tuba performing 6 Schmid compositions of profoundly lyrical free jazz.

Weston, Veryan: The Make Project Weston, Veryan:
The Make Project

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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A collaborative composition by Veryan Weston, Christine Duncan and Jean Martin, performed with Jesse & Joshua Zubot on violin and Andrew Downing on bass & cello, based on Weston's score "Tessellation IV (Make)", the composed material based on 52 quotations by women writers, each sung on a 5-note (pentatonic) scale, each scale changing by one note when the word "make" is sung.

Haarla, Iro / Ulf Krokfors / Barry Altschul: Around Again | The Music Of Carla Bley Haarla, Iro / Ulf Krokfors / Barry Altschul:
Around Again | The Music Of Carla Bley

(Tum -- Finland )

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A magnificent tribute to the music of Carla Bley in 12 arrangements of Bley's early songbook, performed by a trio led by Finnish pianist and band leader Iro Haarla, with long-time associate Ulf Krokfors on double bass and free jazz legend and Bley associate, drummer Barry Altschul, in a heartfelt, lyrical and refined approach to Bley's elegant compositions.

Lewis, George / Roscoe Mitchell: Voyage And Homecoming Lewis, George / Roscoe Mitchell:
Voyage And Homecoming

(RogueArt -- France )

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The long-running association of Chicago legends, trombonist George Lewis and saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, are recorded live at CTM Festival at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, in Berlin in 2018, accompanied by Lewis' laptop adding a third voice that responds and generates textural and rhythmic accompaniment in response to the playing of both improvisers; impressive and exotic.

Niblock, Phill: Music For Cello Niblock, Phill:
Music For Cello

(Important Records -- USA )

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Collecting three pieces from composer Phil Niblock written in the '70s and early '80s, performed by cellist David Gibson, each a long-form acoustic drone with a focus on rhythms and overtones that rise from closely tuned instruments, Gibson's highly focused playing heard in multiple layers of differing scores to create each pieces hallucinatory effect; play loud!

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Live In Brussels [2 CDs] Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Live In Brussels [2 CDs]

(Leo -- UK )

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The complete performance of alto saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp's concert at L'Archiduc, in Brussels, Belgium in 2017, two extended sets that reveal the intimate conversations between the two New Yorker's styles, in beautiful phrasing, extended expressions, and impressive mastery, as they merge free playing with innate lyricism.

Sakata, Akira / Simon Nabatov / Takashi Seo / Darren Moore: Not Seeing Is A Flower Sakata, Akira / Simon Nabatov / Takashi Seo / Darren Moore:
Not Seeing Is A Flower

(Leo -- USA )

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An absolutely impressive example of collective free improvisation as the quartet of Japanese jazz masters Takashi Seo on acoustic bass and Akira Sakata on alto saxophone, clarinet, vocals, and percussion meet Australian Darren Moore on drums & percussion, and Russian Simon Nabatov on piano for an extended 6-part live set at Chiba's "Jazzspot" Candy.

Shipp, Matthew / Mat Maneri: Conference Of The Mat/ts Shipp, Matthew / Mat Maneri:
Conference Of The Mat/ts

(RogueArt -- France )

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Starting with their 1994 "Critical Mass" album, and as a follow-up to pianist Matthew Shipp and violist Mat Maneri's initial duo on Hatology, "Gravitational Systems", the collaboration of pianist Matthew Shipp and violist Mat Maneri expands with this 13-part "Conference", in a freely improvised and empathetic music of force and fragile sophistication; beautiful.

Smith, Wadada Leo: Rosa Parks: Pure Love Smith, Wadada Leo:
Rosa Parks: Pure Love

(Tum -- Finland )

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Inspired by the civil rights movement and the iconic Rosa Parks, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's album pays tribute through impressive compositional skills that merge work with RedKoral Quartet, Blue Trumpet Quartet, Diamond Voices, and Janus duo, featuring excerpts from Anthony Braxton, Steve McCall, Leroy Jenkins, and words from Martin Luther King Jr and a text by Rosa Parks.

Galao, Paulo / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Morao: Hymn Galao, Paulo / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Morao:
Hymn

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A suite in seven parts named in Latin with abstract spiritual connotations from the Portuguese free improvising trio of Paulo Galao on clarinet & bass clarinet, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Nuno Morao on percussion, each movement using subdued yet detailed and active motion, a confident and adept meditation of powerfully controlled communion.

Hauta-aho, Teppo / Jukka Kaariainen: Winter Suite Hauta-aho, Teppo / Jukka Kaariainen:
Winter Suite

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Finnish composer and bassist Teppo Hauta-aho, who works in both classical and improvised music and has recorded albums with Anthony Braxton and Evan Parker, is joined by Finnish experimental guitarist Jukka Kaariainen for an album that brings warmth to the frosty austerity of winter through intricate dialog, from stark reserve to rapid, fascinating flurries.

Ianes, Luis: Antiguas Construcciones Utiles (Crusoe) Ianes, Luis:
Antiguas Construcciones Utiles (Crusoe)

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With references to "Robinson Crusoe" and titles referencing islands, the sea and shipwrecks, Argentinian guitarist living in Brooklyn, NY, Luis Ianes (Parias Ensemble) records his album that roughly translates to "Useful Ancient Constructions", using effects to create percussive, accompanying, and aquatic sounds, sometimes idiosyncratic, always interesting.

Kepl, Irene / Fred Marty: Pirouette Kepl, Irene / Fred Marty:
Pirouette

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Austrian violinist and composer Irene Kepl met French double bassist Fred Marty joined in the studio in France in 2018 to record this lively album of string interactions, both players showing masterful skills informed by classical and improvisational training, shown through impressive and mischievous technique and dialog that "Pirouettes", "Rolls", "Skids" and even takes a "U-Turn".

Masing, Elo / Hui-Chun Lin / Caroline Cecilia Tallone / Ernesto Rodrigues / Ame Zek: Buratino Masing, Elo / Hui-Chun Lin / Caroline Cecilia Tallone / Ernesto Rodrigues / Ame Zek:
Buratino

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Mello, Laura: Esta Verde! Mello, Laura:
Esta Verde!

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Using multiple voices, field recordings and electronics, Brazil-born composer living in Berlin Laura Mello works with spoken language as she explores human perception of acoustic phenomena in relation to spoken language, here in 8 compositions or excerpts that reveal hallucinatory and unusual aspects of speech complemented by elusive aural environments.

Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Matthias Bauer: dis/con/sent Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Matthias Bauer:
dis/con/sent

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An album for bowed strings, bowed metal, and double bass, from the quartet of Dietrich Petzold on violin, viola, bowed metal, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Matthias Bauer on double bass, presenting a seven part suite recorded in the studio in Berlin, active and exciting music that bridges classical technique with free improvisation.



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