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Compact Discs


 
Gennaro, Mike / Alex Ward: Running for Trains Gennaro, Mike / Alex Ward:
Running for Trains

(Confront -- UK )

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Three separate live recordings from Hamburg, Gottingen and Berlin, Germany from the duo of Canadian drummer Mike Gennaro and UK clarinettist & electric guitarist Alex Ward, during their 5-stop November 2017 tour crossing Germany by train, selecting six of Gennaro's well captured recordings from their most interesting, exciting or innovative improvisations; exceptional!

Schindler, Udo: Pneuma_Extreme Schindler, Udo:
Pneuma_Extreme

(Confront -- UK )

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Selected short pieces for C double bass clarinet from German multi-reedist Udo Schinder, recorded live at his performance space for avant, free, and sound-oriented improvisation, Salon fur Klang + Kunst, in Krailling, Munich; Schindler presents a diverse set of approaches recorded to give strength and warmth to both subtle and vociferous statements.

Durrant, Phil / Martin Vishnick: Rifinitori di Momenti Durrant, Phil / Martin Vishnick:
Rifinitori di Momenti

(Confront -- UK )

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Two seasoned and broad-minded improvisors - Phil Durrant (Mimeo, Lunge, Beinhaltung) here performing on mandolin, and Martin Vishnick performing on classical guitar, in a series of duets of contrasting and intertwining string discourse using profound and sometimes strange techniques, from unhurried abstractions to focused and urgent interplay; impressive.

Costa, Carlo: Oblio Costa, Carlo:
Oblio

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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New York-based Italian percussionist and Neither/Nor label leader Carlo Costa in a solo percussion album of two pieces using drum set, concert bass drum, singing bowls, bells, triangles, wood blocks, tiles, styrofoam, cymbals, violin bows, marbles, chains, knives, and other objects, creating fascinating alien soundscapes of momentous activity without histrionics.

Polyorchard (Pence / Jackson / Menestres / Ruccia / Phaneuf): Sommian Polyorchard (Pence / Jackson / Menestres / Ruccia / Phaneuf):
Sommian

(Out & Gone Records -- USA )

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The North Carolina improvising collective Polyorchard is heard in this exceptional studio album, configured as a quintet with Michael Thomas Jackson on clarinet, David Menestres on double bass, Crowmeat Bob Pence on bass clarinet, Charles Phaneuf on clarinet, and Dan Ruccia on viola, for the 6 lettered "Sommian" suite of collective and far-ranging experimental improv.

La Casa, Eric / Eamon Sprod: Friche : Transition La Casa, Eric / Eamon Sprod:
Friche : Transition

(Swarming -- France )

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Making something out of "nothing", audio explorers and sonic organizers Eric La Casa from France and Australian Eamon Sprod spent a week on the waste grounds in the North East of Paris along the Canal Ourcq, capturing field recordings which they used to develop these active compositions, captivating by morphing everyday sounds into something intriguingly mysterious and remarkable.

Massaro, Francesco / Giovanni Cristino / Walter Forestiere: Undergrowth Massaro, Francesco / Giovanni Cristino / Walter Forestiere:
Undergrowth

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Italian trio of saxophonist/clarinetist Francesco Masaro, pianist and prepared pianist Giovanni Cristino, and drummer/percussionist Walter Forestiere, take us on a journey at the lower levels of a forest's undergrowth, adding objects, preparations and extended techniques in a blend of free jazz and nonidiomatic forms to reveal mystery and brightness in the brambles.

Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Halvorson / Davis / Wooley): Contemporary Chaos Practices - Two Works For Orche Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Halvorson / Davis / Wooley):
Contemporary Chaos Practices - Two Works For Orchestra With Soloists

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Studio recordings of two startlingly impressive compositions for orchestra and improvisers, with four soloists--Mary Halvorson (guitar), Kris Davis (piano), Nate Wooley (trumpet), and Laubrock (saxophone)-- presenting "Vogelfrei" written for the 2014 second Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Reading, and "Contemporary Chaos Practices" written for the 2017 Moers Festival.

Hawkins, Alexander : Iron Into Wind Hawkins, Alexander :
Iron Into Wind

(Intakt -- Austria )

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A masterful performance at Radio Studio Zurich in Switzerland in 2018 from London jazz pianist Alexander Hawkins, improvising over a wide range of interests from jazz & blues to avant compositional work, with impressive skill as he runs complex and diverging figures on each hand that are coherent and exhilarating to follow, balanced with beautiful reflective sections.

Wooley, Nate (Wooley / Sawyer / Halvorson / Alcorn): Columbia Icefield Wooley, Nate (Wooley / Sawyer / Halvorson / Alcorn):
Columbia Icefield

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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With two guitarists--Mary Halvorson and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel--and Ryan Sawyer on drums, New York trumpeter explores the Rocky Mountains Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, through sophisticated compositions and superbly illustrative sound, an exceptional album of improvisation and intention from four modern masters.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers: Invitation To A Jam Session Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers:
Invitation To A Jam Session

(Chadula -- USA )

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In the 1980's guitarist and eccentric sound artist Eugene Chadbourne started a series of cassettes that ultimately became the LP "Country Music in the World of Islam"; this new and astonishing archive collection culls material from that and blends it in studio collage with live material from Elliot Sharp, Sun City Girls, Jon Rose, phone messages from Derek Bailey, &c &c.

Chadbourne, Eugene w/ Son of Shockabilly: Unreal Band Chadbourne, Eugene w/ Son of Shockabilly:
Unreal Band

(Chadula -- USA )

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Recorded the year before the first Shockabilly record in 1983, this live album with Eugene Chadbourne on electric guitar and vocals, plus Shockabilly-to-be and percussionist David Licht, and Tom Shepard taking Kramer's place on bass, as the trio take on country music, Hendrix, Beatles, Yardbirds, bring out The Rake, and otherwise twist up a set of great songs.

Chadbourne, Eugene: The Banshee Chadbourne, Eugene:
The Banshee

(Chadula -- USA )

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Doc Chad pays homage to classic horror flicks with this experimental album blending collages of spoken word from the original movies, with an emphasis on Vincent Price/Hammer Horror era epics, creating a new soundtrack to accompany them through effected guitar work in a Chad/Horror/Rake mode, a freakish and fun blend of improvised and planned performance.

Dim Thickets (Carlo Costa / Jason Nazary): Dim Thickets [CASSETTE] Dim Thickets (Carlo Costa / Jason Nazary):
Dim Thickets [CASSETTE]

(Anticausal Systems -- USA )

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Bringing together two New York percussionists for a wild ride of that finds drummer Jason Nazary performing exclusively on electronics against and alongside Neither/Nor label-leader Carlo Costa's percussion, using glitch and aberrant electronics in actively constrained ways as the two dart and weave around each other in an exciting and unique improvisational dialog.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / Peer Schlechta / Ove Volquartz : Music for Two Organs & Two Bass C Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / Peer Schlechta / Ove Volquartz :
Music for Two Organs & Two Bass Clarinets

(Aural Terrains -- E.U. )

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Recording at the Neustadter Kirche in Hofgeismar, Germany, the quartet of Thanos Chrysakis and Peer Schlechta organ with Chris Cundy and Ove Volquartz on bass clarinets, use the resonance and massive sound of their organs to create active improvisations of deep tones, cries, and unearthly squalls, an incredible set of interacting textures and runs.

Shipp, Matthew Trio / Nicole Mitchell: All Things Are Shipp, Matthew Trio / Nicole Mitchell:
All Things Are

(RogueArt -- France )

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Chicago and New York come together in Brooklyn to record this excellent encounter between pianist Matthew Shipp and flutist Nicole Mitchell, with Michael Bisio on bass and Newman Taylor Baker on drums, bridging exciting free playing with strong lyrical elements, balancing kinetically exuberant interaction with introspective and dark moments; inspired and masterful.

Cleric (John Zorn - Masada Book 3): The Book Beri'ah Vol 2 | Chokhma Cleric (John Zorn - Masada Book 3):
The Book Beri'ah Vol 2 | Chokhma

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn's Masada Book Three, "The Book Beri'ah", continues in its second volume with this powerful and demanding album from the Philadelphia avant-metal band of Ludovic Beier on accordion & accordina, Timba Harris on violins, Matt Hollenberg on guitars & Oud, Dan Kennedy on bass, Larry Kwartowitz on drums, and Nick Shellenberger on keyboards & vocals.

Pisaro, Michael : Nature Denatured and Found Again  [5 CD Box Set] Pisaro, Michael :
Nature Denatured and Found Again [5 CD Box Set]

(Gravity Wave -- USA )

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A 5 CD box set of compositions written by Michael Pisaro using field recordings captured along the Grosse Muhl River in Austria during the 2011-15 Flussaufwartstreiben project, now accompanying performances made along that river by Antoine Beuger (flute), Jurg Frey (clarinet), Marcus Kaiser (cello), Radu Malfatti (trombone), Andre Moller (guitar), and Kathryn Pisaro (oboe).

Winged Serpents (Courvoisier / Davis / Taborn / Marsella / Ortiz / Coleman): Six Encomiums For Cecil Winged Serpents (Courvoisier / Davis / Taborn / Marsella / Ortiz / Coleman):
Six Encomiums For Cecil Taylor

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The Winged Serpents is a collective of solo pianist brought together by John Zorn to pay tribute to brilliant free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, taking their name from his 1985 Soul Note album "Winged Serpent", Craig Taborn, Sylvie Courvoisier, Brian Marsella, Kris Davis, Aruan Ortiz, and Anthony Coleman each pay homage in original improvisations that invoke the spirit of Taylor's work.

Fields, Scott Ensemble: Barclay Fields, Scott Ensemble:
Barclay

(Ayler -- France )

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Guitarist and composer Scott Fields presents the 3rd installment of his Beckett Trilogy, based on the writings of Irish novelist and poet Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906-1989), whose ironic black comedies Fields characterizes musically in instrumental compositions performed by his quartet with cellist Scott Roller, drummer Domnik Mahnig, and saxophonist Matthias Schubert.

Killing Spree (Metzger / Daniel / Galichet): Boko Boko Tour Killing Spree (Metzger / Daniel / Galichet):
Boko Boko Tour

(Ayler -- France )

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A heavy album merging free improvisation, blues and rock forms from the French Killing Spree trio of Matthieu Metzger on alto saxophone & electronics, Sylvain Daniel on electric bass & effects, and Gregoire Galichet on drums, living up to the band name in dark malice captured live at Club Soto in Kyoto, Japan during their 2018 Japanese tour; vengeful.

Sanson, Gil / Lance Austin Olsen: Works on Paper [2 CDs] Sanson, Gil / Lance Austin Olsen:
Works on Paper [2 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Two meticulous works in two parts each using layered collage of acoustic instruments, objects, electronics, field recordings, voices, fragments of past compositions and early classical music samples, with A.F. Jones providing voice narration, from Venezuelan composer/artist Gil Sanson and Canadian-based composer/painter Lance Austin Olsen: "Pra Min" and "Meditations".

Gray, Devin / Ellery Eskelin / Michael Formanaek / Dave Ballou: Dirigo Rataplan II Gray, Devin / Ellery Eskelin / Michael Formanaek / Dave Ballou:
Dirigo Rataplan II

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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Brooklyn drummer Devin Gray leads 3 musicians with Baltimore ties--Ellery Eskelin (sax), Dave Ballou (trumpet) and Michael Formanek (bass)--the rhythm team of this chord-less quartet providing the perfect platform for the diverse song structures in Gray's compositions, through tight melodic interaction or unrestricted excursions for the horn section; superb modern jazz.

Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler): Fake Music Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler):
Fake Music

(Soul What Records -- USA )

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Masterful, fervent free jazz from trans-Atlantic trio of Mars Williams on saxophones, Kent Kessler on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums, captured live at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in 2017 for three impressive collective improvisations of intense energy, articulate and extended expression, and ecstatic improvisation in an exceptional and cohesive concert.

Blonk, Jaap / Cor Fuhler: Pre-Zoic Cellways Blonk, Jaap / Cor Fuhler:
Pre-Zoic Cellways

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

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Kalabalik (Raoul Bjorkenheim / Anders Nilsson / Gerald Cleaver): Kalabalik: Live At Downtown Music G Kalabalik (Raoul Bjorkenheim / Anders Nilsson / Gerald Cleaver):
Kalabalik: Live At Downtown Music Gallery January 2, 2011

(DMG ARC -- USA )

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In 2010 Scandinavian guitarists Raoul Bjorkenheim and Anders Nilsson performed this incredible concert at DMG in NYC, accompanied by NY drummer Gerald Cleaver, a breathtaking album of intricate improvised interplay.

Wassermann, Ute / Jaap Blonk / Michael Vorfeld : Improvisors Wassermann, Ute / Jaap Blonk / Michael Vorfeld :
Improvisors

(Kontrans -- USA )

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Blending two of the most unconventional voices on the planet--Ute Wasswerman and Jaap Blonk--with percussionist Michael Vorfeld, also on string instrument, light bulbs and electronic devices, Wasserman adding voice, whistles, kutu wapa, frog buzzer, and mirliton, and Blonk adding electronics; wonderfully eccentric while impressively informed and masterfully executed.

Fujii, Satoko: Stone Fujii, Satoko:
Stone

(Libra -- Japan )

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A stunning solo album working inside and outside of the piano and coaxing electronic response from the strings from pianist Satoko Fujii, caputered at Samurai Hotel in NY in September of 2018, and in the studio in Brooklyn three months later, during her prolific 60th "kanreki" birthday year, here in 15 dynamic and far-ranging improvisations revealing her depth and creative powers.

Kaikou (Yoshino / Natsuki Tamura): Kaikou Kaikou (Yoshino / Natsuki Tamura):
Kaikou

(Oniva -- Japan )

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An intimate and unique collaboration between two far-ranging Japanese performers--Yoshino, also known for her work in Japanese underground rock, here on biwa (a short-necked fretted lute) and voice; and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii collaborator and Gato Libre leader--presenting exotic narratives in song using instrumental intervention of ardent improvisation.

Fujii, Satoko ma-do: Heat Wave Fujii, Satoko ma-do:
Heat Wave

(Libra -- Japan )

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Satako Fujii's 2008 release introducing her then new ma-do quartet of Satoko Fujii on piano, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, Akira Horikoshi on drums, and late bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu, the band name signifying "window" and "the silence between notes", in an album of superb, lively, eclectic and absolutely exciting improvisation from 9 original Fujii compositions.

Rowland's Evil Jazz Trio (Galewicz / Sandstad Dalen / Nordberg Funderud): Death Machine Rowland's Evil Jazz Trio (Galewicz / Sandstad Dalen / Nordberg Funderud):
Death Machine

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Norwegian guitar trio led by Roland Galewicz on drums, Henrik Sandstad Dalen on double bass, and Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, free improvisers with a dark intent captured live at Kafe Haerverk, in Oslo in 2018 as they perform Galewicz's rhythm-heavy three part "Death Machine Suite", Funderud's spacious "Nice Things" and Dalen's searing "Holmenkollekspressen".

In the Sea (Tristan Honsinger / Nicolas Caloia / Joshua Zubot): Forks and Spoons In the Sea (Tristan Honsinger / Nicolas Caloia / Joshua Zubot):
Forks and Spoons

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With two magnificent albums and more than 100 concert performances, the masterful dialog from this working string trio of Canadian, European and American players--Tristan Honsinger on cello and voice; Joshua Zubot, on violin; Nicolas Caloia on double bass--is evident in their thrilling exchanges and dynamic approaches to both rapid and reflective improvisation.

Besalduch, Ferran / Riuichi Daijo: Cumulonimbus Besalduch, Ferran / Riuichi Daijo:
Cumulonimbus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Improvising Japanese guitarist Riuichi Daijo joins Spanish Bass & Sopranino saxophonist Ferran Besalduch for a series of non-idiomatic dialogs, from bright restrained to assertive interactions, unusual techniques from Besalduch and percussive asides on the guitar adding engaging ornaments to their conversation; a nice accompaniment to a bright day.

Zyft (Ziv Taubenfeld / Henk Zwerver / Maya Felixbrodt): Midnight Tea Suite Zyft (Ziv Taubenfeld / Henk Zwerver / Maya Felixbrodt):
Midnight Tea Suite

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The debut for this acoustic free improvising Amsterdam trio of Ziv Taubenfeld on bass clarinet, Henk Zwerver on guitar, and Maya Felixbrodt on viola, in a set of abstract improvisations of an active nature using unorthodox and extended techniques, with an upbeat sense of excitement and enthusiasm that allows for solo forays amongst great collective discourse.

Cajlan / Wissel / Nillesen: fourtyfour fiftythree Cajlan / Wissel / Nillesen:
fourtyfour fiftythree

(Creative Sources -- USA )

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A trio of improvisers recorded live at Exploratorium in Berlin, 2018, from Zemun prepared pianist Dusica Cajlan-Wissel, European percussionist Etienne Nillesen on extended snare drum, and improviser/sculptur Georg Wissel on prepared alto saxophone, through extended technique and preparations creating unusual sonic interactions of detail and restrained idiosyncratic discourse.

Bramnk, Falter: Diez Seiz Bramnk, Falter:
Diez Seiz

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A mysterious and absorbing composition in 8 parts with 8 independent themes, composed to accompany the narrative of an exhibition in January 2018 by the Portuguese artist Sandra Gil at Galerie 9 in Lille, France, Bramnk's score combining acoustic, electronic, and studio components, this rendering adding viola from Guenola Fatout on several parts.

Voort4: Stroming Voort4:
Stroming

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Netherlands quartet of Martin Tervoort on tenor & soprano saxophones and bass clarinet, Bert Kleijn on drums, Fons Sluijter on cello, and Bennie Timmer on guitars, in collective improvisation influenced by jazz, blues, salsa, pop, free improv and modern compositional music.

Dyberg / Masing / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Jacobson: Egin Dyberg / Masing / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Jacobson:
Egin

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording live in Berlin at Werkhalle Wiesenburg, the quartet of Portuguese father/son string players Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Danish saxophonist Mia Dyberg on alto sax, and Polish double bassist Tomo Jacobson present a precisely controlled concert of subtly detailed free improvisation using impressive technique and momentum.

Crump, Stephan / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe: Channels Crump, Stephan / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe:
Channels

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The NY trio of Stephan Crump on acoustic bass, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Cory Smythe on piano follow-up to their "Planktonic Finales" album with this live album recorded at the Unerhort!-Festival in Zurich in 2017, in a lyrically free album of solid compositional structures that result in warmly creative and singular jazz.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol 6 - For Edgar Allan Poe Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Vol 6 - For Edgar Allan Poe

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The 6th in John Zorn's "Hermetic Organ" series of real-time improvisations performed by Zorn himself, this volume paying tribute to the 19th century suspense and horror writer Edgar Allan Poe, as Zorn evokes Poe's enduring and chilling imagination using the organ's immense power and implicit sense of foreboding, stretching the limits of the organ.

Spike Orchestra: The Book Beri'ah Vol 3 - Binah Spike Orchestra:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 3 - Binah

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The second Masada book project from the adventurous London big band Spike Orchestra, whose interpretations of Zorn's Book of Angels compositions in their Cerberus album was a high point in that series by presenting lyrical strength, skill and power, heard again merging jazz, rock, & klezmer & more as they take on 9 compositions in Zorn's Book Beriah series.

TGB: Tuba, Guitarra & Bateria TGB:
Tuba, Guitarra & Bateria

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The first album from the trio of Portuguese musicians Sergio Carolino on tuba, Mario Delgado on guitar, and Alexandre Frazao on drums, turns jazz on its ear in an unusual format where the tuba functions less as a bass but instead like a lead instrument, on par with the guitar and drums, as the perform works by the likes of Monk, Carlos Barretto, Led Zeppelin, Bud Powell, &c.

Guillotine (Lopes / Ceccaldi / Wildhagen): Guillotine Guillotine (Lopes / Ceccaldi / Wildhagen):
Guillotine

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Recalling the French Revolution, Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes joins forces with French cellist Valentin Ceccaldi and Norwegian drummer Andreas Wildhagen as they slice through complex electric improvisation in a triptych for Marie Antoinette, ending in a Robespierre-like reign of terror "Orgasmic Dance"; muscular, convoluted, unsettling and exultant.

Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt): Anything Is Possible Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt):
Anything Is Possible

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A tour-de-force of modern creative jazz from the quintet of Larry Ochs on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ken Filiano on bass & effects, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass & effects, and Harris Eisenstadt on drums, the familiar history of the musicians and the staggering skill of each bearing out the album's title, in 2 collective and 3 Ochs compositions.

Spillmann, Matthias Trio (Spillmann / Lang / Baumgartner): Live At The Bird's Eye Jazz Club Spillmann, Matthias Trio (Spillmann / Lang / Baumgartner):
Live At The Bird's Eye Jazz Club

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Matthias' Spillmann's Trio with the leader on trumpet and flugelhorn, Swiss drummer Mortiz Baumgartner and Danish Bassist Andreas Lang are caught live at Bird's Eye Jazz Club, in Basel Switzerland in 2017 for a lyrical and informed album of hard bop, seminal free jazz and jazz standards, including pieces by Ornette Coleman, Billy Strayhorn, Joe Lavano, and William C. Handy.

Spring Roll (Helary / Mayot / Rayon / Lemetre / Davis): Episodes Spring Roll (Helary / Mayot / Rayon / Lemetre / Davis):
Episodes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Picking up from flutist Sylvaine Helary's 2015 Ayler release "Spring Roll/Printemps", this evolved album of chamber jazz performed with Hugues Mayot on saxophone & clarinet, Antonin Rayon on piano & Moog, Sylvain Lemetre on vibes & percussions, and Kris Davis on piano, presents sophisticated compositions from Helary, Davis, Rayon Dan Blake, and Matt Mitchell.

Selva, The (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao): Canicula Rosa Selva, The (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao):
Canicula Rosa

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 2nd album from the Portuguese trio of cellist Ricardo Jacinto, double bassist Goncalo Almeida, and drummer Nuno Morao, blending free jazz and freely improvised music using effect pedals and electronic devices to expand their collective improvisations, textured playing influenced by folk melodies and an experimental post-rock bent; mesmerizing and passionate.

Bica, Carlos / Daniel Erdmann / Dj Illvibe: I Am The Escaped One Bica, Carlos / Daniel Erdmann / Dj Illvibe:
I Am The Escaped One

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Portugese double bassist Carlos Bica joins forces with German saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and turntablist DJ Illvibe, the son of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, for a unique album of improvisation blending experimental and jazz approaches with substantive layers of genre-blending from Illvibe's record arsenal, all handled with accessible control and lyrical sophistication.

Vicente, Luis / Vasco Trilla: A Brighter Side Of Darkness Vicente, Luis / Vasco Trilla:
A Brighter Side Of Darkness

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Starting from silence, the improvisations on this collective and fully spontaneous album from trumpeter Luis Vicente and percussionist Vasco Trilla never reaches cathartic crescendo, but as only skilled innovators such as they can do, they captivate the listener in other-worldly environments of advanced technique and profound intention; engrossing and ineffable.

Hein, Nicola L. : The Oxymothastic Objectar Hein, Nicola L. :
The Oxymothastic Objectar

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Using an electric guitar, preparations, and objects as a tool of reflection, Nicola L. Hein presents an album of philosophical bent, about the question of skepticism in music, or a skeptical form of improvisation, through tumultuous playing of impressive technique caught live at Spectrum in NYC, as each track title presents observations or questions that Hein seeks to resolve.

Steidle, Oli & The Killing Popes (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin): Ego Pills Steidle, Oli & The Killing Popes (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin):
Ego Pills

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Rapid fire playing and a wicked humor fuels drummer Olie Steidle's album with guitarist Frank Mobus, keyboardists Kit Downes and Dan Nicholls, and bassist Phil Donkin, mashing together electro-jazz, art rock, hardcore and club music into upbeat and twisted music, building up to a narrative "Speed Junky on Funny Human Darts"; insanely embraceable and stunning.

NAO (Vaz / Silva / Marques): Arcana NAO (Vaz / Silva / Marques):
Arcana

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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With sections of dark grooves, wild free improv, seething electronics, and even moments of "Set the Controls..." surrealism, the trio of Alexandre Vaz on keys, guitar & saxophone, Joao Silva on synths & drum machine, and Vasco Marques on bass & synth, take their listeners on an unexpected and wide-ranging journey of uneasy and informed, rich exploration.

Gauden's, Ed Crux+1: Control Gauden's, Ed Crux+1:
Control

(FMR -- UK )

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Birmingham drummer Ed Gauden's Crux trio with bassist Colin Somervell and saxophonist Mark Hanslip add keyboardist Steve Tromans in their 3rd album for FMR after their self-titled and "Believe" releases, originally developed from the sax and drum duo of Gauden & Hanslip; here in an extended studio improvisation of considerate exploration and lyrical intention.

I Nm I Nente (Yoshihide / Molina / Irarrazabal / Roman / Rios): I Nm I Nente I Nm I Nente (Yoshihide / Molina / Irarrazabal / Roman / Rios):
I Nm I Nente

(FMR -- UK )

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A quintet of audio explorers that includes Otomo Yoshihide, recording in NY for 11 abstract non-idiomatic improvisations using electronics, drums, turntables, 4 electric guitars, double bass, analog synth, and effects to create identifiable and aberrant sound sources, elements used for reverie or building into unlikely yet cogent grooves; fascinating.

Gjerstad, Frode / Dag Magnus Narvesen : Live At Tou Gjerstad, Frode / Dag Magnus Narvesen :
Live At Tou

(FMR -- UK )

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The first proper tour for these two Norwegian musicians performing live at Stavenger's cultural center Tou Scene, Frode Gjerstad performing on alto & tenor sax, alto flute and clarinet, Dag Magnus Navesen (DAMANA octet, Von Schlippenbach) on drum set and percussion, as they approach free jazz with subtle but spirited control in an impressive set of five improvisations.

Triyeoh (Bashford / Trigg / Yeoh): Futile Triyeoh (Bashford / Trigg / Yeoh):
Futile

(FMR -- UK )

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London violinist Pei Ann Yeoh started TriYeoh while doing her postgraduate work at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, bringing together UK drummer Jim Bashford and bassist Ash Trigg as they perform her lyrical and exciting compositions, seeking to elevate the role of the violin in an avant-garde jazz setting; compelling, upbeat, energetic and enthusiastic improvisation!

Duerinckx, Jean-Jacques / Anatole Damien : Dry / Wet Duerinckx, Jean-Jacques / Anatole Damien :
Dry / Wet

(FMR -- UK )

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A duo of Brussels audio explorers, Jean-Jacques Duerinckx on sopranino saxophone and Anatole Damien on tabletop guitar and electronics, contrasting acoustic "dry" and highly effected "wet" sounds, the two develop sonic environments that build and release using unusual reed techniques and mutated string scrabbling in a strangely compelling set of dialogs.

Dunmall, Paul / Mike Fletcher / Percy Pursglove / Richard Foote / Chris Mapp / Tymek Jozwiak: One Be Dunmall, Paul / Mike Fletcher / Percy Pursglove / Richard Foote / Chris Mapp / Tymek Jozwiak:
One Became Many

(FMR -- UK )

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A live album from Birmingham of informed free improvisation, recorded at the Lamp Tavern in 2018 by the quintet of Mike Fletcher on alto saxophone, Tymek Jozwiak on drums, Paul Dunmall on tenor saxophone, Richard Foote on trombone, and Percy Pursglove on trumpet, slowly evolving each of two extended improvisations while allowing focused interplay between group members.

Bec, Mathieu / Michel Doneda: A Peripheral Time Bec, Mathieu / Michel Doneda:
A Peripheral Time

(FMR -- UK )

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Using the natural resonance of the chapelle St Sylvestre des Brousses, French improvisers Michel Doneda on saxophone & radio and Mathieu Bec on snare drum and objects explore the space in four mostly acoustic improvisations, using masterful technique as their interactions intensify and recede, allowing space for each other and the unspoken third voice of the chapel itself.

Tomlinson, Alan Trio: Inside Out Tomlinson, Alan Trio:
Inside Out

(FMR -- UK )

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A live performance at IKLECTIK in London in 2018 from trombonist Alan Tomlinson's inventive trio with Phillip Marks on drums & percussion and Dave Tucker on electric guitar, with special guest John Edwards joining on bass violin for the title track, in a superb display of free jazz led by an essential member of the London free jazz scene since the 70s.

Mezei, Szilard Trio & Gergely Ittzes: Stormy Silence / Viharos Csend Mezei, Szilard Trio & Gergely Ittzes:
Stormy Silence / Viharos Csend

(FMR -- UK )

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The Serbian trio led by violist Szilard Mezei with Istvan Csik on drums and Ervin Malina on double bass are joined by Hungarian flutist Gergely Ittzes performing on piccolo, alto and bass flutes, as Mezei's as Mezei's chamber-oriented free jazz trio reflects on the words of poet Szegedi-Szabo Bela.

O'Gallagher, John / Liam Noble / Drew Gress / Jim Bashford: Meridians O'Gallagher, John / Liam Noble / Drew Gress / Jim Bashford:
Meridians

(FMR -- UK )

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NY Drummer Jim Bashford brought together the quartet of John O'Gallagher on alto saxophone, Drew Gress on bass, and Liam Noble on piano, writing these lyrical free jazz compositions that they brought on a tour of the UK, recording this album in the studio in Birmingham while touring, the band on fire as they work through Bashford's martial art's-influenced pieces.

Chicago Odense Ensemble Chicago Odense Ensemble:

(El Paraiso Records -- Denmark )

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In 2008 the Danish group Causa Sui of guitarist Jonas Munk and drummer Jakob Skott ventured to Chicago, meeting and setting up the studio session for this excellent electric jazz session in a 70's Miles mode, with cornetist Rob Mazurek and Tortoise members Jeff Parker and Dan Bitney.

Abrams, Joshua And Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality [2 CDs] Abrams, Joshua And Natural Information Society:
Mandatory Reality [2 CDs]

(Eremite -- USA )

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Two large hypnotic works and 2 shorter pieces from Chicago's Natural Information Society led by Joshua Abrams on gimbri in an eight-piece acoustic band with Lisa Alvarado on harmonium & gongs, Mikel Avery on tam-tam & gongs, Ben Boye on autoharp & piano, Hamid Drake on tabla & tar, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, Nick Mazzarella on saxophone, and Jason Stein on bass clarinet.

Guy's, Barry Blue Shroud Band: Odes and Meditations for Cecil Taylor [5 CD BOX] Guy's, Barry Blue Shroud Band:
Odes and Meditations for Cecil Taylor [5 CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Barry Guy's Blue Shroud Band is the bassist's ensemble performing in a variety of configurations, capable of executing his sophisticated compositions that pay hommage or reflect larger subjects, here in 5 CDs of performances at Alchemia Club and on Radio Krakow in Poland, approaching the work of late pianist Cecil Taylor through multi-part Odes, Meditations, and even some "Strange Loops".

Gianfratti, Antonio Panda / Marco Scarassatti / Otomo Yoshihide / Paulo Hartmann: Psychogeography, a Gianfratti, Antonio Panda / Marco Scarassatti / Otomo Yoshihide / Paulo Hartmann:
Psychogeography, an Improvisational Derive

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Recorded at the 2017 Improfest (Festival Internacional de Improvisacao e Arte Sonora) in Sao Paulo, the quartet of Marco Scarassatti, Antonio Panda Gianfratti, Paulo Hartmann, & Otomo Yoshide bring viola de cocho, percussion, self-made instruments, turntable, guitar, and prepared chiquita to a superb concert of wide-ranging improvisations named by geographical location.

Rose, Simon / Steve Noble: North Sea Night Rose, Simon / Steve Noble:
North Sea Night

(Not Two -- Poland )

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An impressive concert of free jazz from the UK duo of Simon Rose on baritone sax and Steve Noble on drums, their collaborations over many years, particularly their working relationship in their trio with Simon H. Fell, bringing obvious confidence in their conversation as each pushes their playing into both energetic and reflective moments of masterful skill.

Rosen, Jay / Brian Willson: Mystery Brothers Rosen, Jay / Brian Willson:
Mystery Brothers

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Official issue of the drumming duo of Jay Rosen (Trio X, Cosmosomatics) and Brian Wilson (Pauline Oliveros, Ivo Perelman), performing at Whitman Hall in Brooklyn College in 2008, presenting 5 concertos for two drums written by both performers, through pristine recordings demonstrating melodicism through rhythm as they explore a wide range of timbre and color.

Biota: Fragment For Balance Biota:
Fragment For Balance

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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From Mnemonist Orchestra to Biota, with 18 albums in total, the Colorado collective Biota presents its 11th album on ReR, taking 4 years to complete this genre-defying album of gorgeous abstraction through free improvisation and composition, absorbing styles and reflecting them in a filtered ray of melody & song using unusual instrumentation and arrangment; absolutely recommended

Ratkje, Maja S.K.: Sult Ratkje, Maja S.K.:
Sult

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Starting with a pipe organ, adding metal tubes, PVC tubes, a wind machine, guitar strings, a bass string, a resin thread, metal and glass percussion, and a bow, Maja SK Ratjke developed this unusual instrument for a live performance in Jo Stromgren's ballet "Sult" ("Hunger"), taking the instrument to the studio for this extraordinarily interesting album of keys and song.

Various Artists: An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music 1966-2016 [2 CDs] Various Artists:
An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music 1966-2016 [2 CDs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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An anthology of contemporary Greek experimental composers focused primarily on works since the 1980s, attempting to map the breadth of approaches while delineating different understandings of what "Greek" or "experimental" may stand for, by means of zeroing in on the numerous, often overlapping, realities and micro-scenes that are associated with the former.

Lang, Klaus / Golden Fur : Beissel Lang, Klaus / Golden Fur :
Beissel

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A collaboration between Austrian composer/organist Klaus Lang and the Golden Fur ensemble of Samuel Dunscombe on clarinet, Judith Hamann on cello & James Rushford on viola & harmonium, reworking a hymn from 18th century composer Johann Conrad Beissel, using an algorithmic system to reinterpret the piece through orchestration, dynamic movement, harmonic density & harmonicity.

Davies, Angharad / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton: Dethick Davies, Angharad / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton:
Dethick

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three free improvising women--Angharad Davies, Rie Nakajima, and Alice Purton--met in the church in the tiny hamlet of Dethick, near Matlock, Derbyshire, over the course of two days developing the ten pieces of this album using an impressive set of stringed and percussive instruments, objects, and mysterious sources to create these fascinating sonic evocations.

Eastman, Julius / Apartment House: Femenine Eastman, Julius / Apartment House:
Femenine

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A live recording of Julius Eastman's 1974 work "Femenine" performed by Apartment House led by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze, with Simon Limbrick on vibraphone, Kerry Yong on piano, Mark Knoop on keyboard, Mira Benjamin on violin, and Gavin Morrison and Emma Williams on flute, an ecstatic and intricate work using a repeating figure contrasted with both asynchronous and complementing backgrounds.

Granberg, Magnus / Skogen: Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn Granberg, Magnus / Skogen:
Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Composer Magnus Granberg took influences from Schubert's song cycle "Die Winterreise", extracting tonal material, which he merged with rhythmic influences from medieval English folk music and a song by Dowland, merging them into a temporal framework for this large and subtle composition, executed by a setpet including Angharad Davies, Erik Carlsson, Henrik Olsson, d'incise, &c.



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