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Compact Discs


 
Lencastre / Nuno / Faustino / Valinho: Anthropic Neglect Lencastre / Nuno / Faustino / Valinho:
Anthropic Neglect

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Three heavy "Concept" pieces of electric jazz from the quartet of Lisbon saxophonist José Lencastre, electric bassist Felipe Zenicola (from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), drummer João Valinho and Jorge Nuno, a guitarist generally associated with psychedelic rock, as the band slowly seethes through a brew that flirts with rock and 70s fusion in unique ways.

Goncalves, Luisa: Unno Goncalves, Luisa:
Unno

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A rich and lyrical album of solo piano improvisation from Lisbon-based Portuguese pianist Luísa Gonçalves, improvised yet merging elements of contemporary compositional music into beautiful and graceful forms that she reveals in a contemplative and pensive mood, savoring her notes and progressions while allowing melody to come forward in sophisticated ways.

Goncalves, Andre: Instrumentals Goncalves, Andre:
Instrumentals

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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A compilation of compositions for conventional, acoustic, musical instruments, performed through synthetics and computer processing as an album of electronic music, composed by Lisbon based sound and media artist André Gonçalves, each of 9 parts simply titled "Instrumental", and each a fascinating microcosm of kinetic, synthetic-acoustic potential.

Cortex (Hoyer / Nilssen / Alberts / Johansson): Legal Tender Cortex (Hoyer / Nilssen / Alberts / Johansson):
Legal Tender

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Seriously joyful and consequential "avant-garde party music" from the Norwegian Cortex quartet of Ola Hoyer on double bass, Gard Nilssen on drums & percussion, Kristoffer Berre Alberts on saxophone, and Thomas Johansson on trumpet, in their 6th album of irresistible, upbeat free jazz.

Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Arntzen / Lofthus / Nymo): This is Chrome Hill Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Arntzen / Lofthus / Nymo):
This is Chrome Hill

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Self-described as Scandinavian jazz rock noir, the Chrome Hill quartet of Asbjorn Lerheim on baritone guitar, Roger Arntzen on double bass, Torstein Lofthus on drums & vibraphone, and Atle Nymo on tenor saxophone, present a dramatic album of contrasts inspired by cinematic and musical moods, merging elements of folk, Delta blues and cowboy rock into their darkly cool sound.

Ballrogg (Ellerhusen-Holm / Arntzen / Stackenas): Rolling Ball Ballrogg (Ellerhusen-Holm / Arntzen / Stackenas):
Rolling Ball

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Norwegian trio Ballrog, which started as the duo of Klaus Ellerhusen-Holm on clarinet and Roger Arntzen on double bass, then expanded with guitarist Ivar Grydeland, who is replaced by guitarist David Stackenäus, a perfect choice for the lyrical chamber approach of intertwining lines and fluid melodic statement, with a sense of "free chamber americana"; beautiful.

Reid, Tomeka / Joe Morris: Combinations Reid, Tomeka / Joe Morris:
Combinations

(RogueArt -- France )

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New York and Chicago string improvisers combine for an album of dense abstractions through individual lines that weave between the two players, briefly combining then moving off to independent methods, as guitarist Joe Morris and cellist Tomeka Reid meet in a Brooklyn studio to record ten improvisations, including one each dedicated to their home cities.

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan / Isla Antinero / Stella Ignacio: The Search for the Fi Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan / Isla Antinero / Stella Ignacio:
The Search for the Five Senses

(Sol Disk Records -- USA )

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Recorded during Sabu Toyozumi's first collaboration with Rick Countryman in 2017, this album features music from the same nights that produced Jya-Ne and Center of Contradiction: 6 tracks from an August 11th quintet performance with voice and trombone, and electric bass; plus 2 tracks from the following night in a trio format with acoustic bass.

Rempis / Parker / Haker Flaten / Cunningham: Stringers & Struts Rempis / Parker / Haker Flaten / Cunningham:
Stringers & Struts

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The collaborative quartet of current and former Chicago improvisers and band leaders from Dave Rempis on alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, Jeff Parker on guitar, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Jeremy Cunningham on drums, are heard live at Elastic Arts in Chicago during the 2019 Chicago Jazz Festival, capturing these three extended and masterful conversations.

Red Fiction: Visions of the Void Red Fiction:
Visions of the Void

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Composer and guitarist Jason Schimme of Secret Chiefs 3 steps out on his own with a set of effusive and irresistible compositions for a large ensemble of primarily West Coast musicians, his works blending a wide variety of traditions and styles, from blues, jazz and surf rock to Balkan folk, shifting quickly within each piece in nimble and clever ways.

Cooper-Moore / Assif Tsahar: America Cooper-Moore / Assif Tsahar:
America

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Half protest statement and half call for renewal, America offers a wonderful combination of the familiar and the unexpected in improvised and heartland music.

Cooper-Moore / Tsahar, Assif / Taylor, Chad : Digital Primitives Cooper-Moore / Tsahar, Assif / Taylor, Chad :
Digital Primitives

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Prolific and working incredibly fertile creative ground, New Yorkers Cooper-Moore, Tsahar and Taylor release their first as a trio on Tsahar's Hopscotch label.

Cooper-Moore: Solo - Deep in the neighborhood of history and influence Cooper-Moore:
Solo - Deep in the neighborhood of history and influence

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Cooper-Moore's astonishing solo piano album live in Guelph shows his immense knowledge of jazz idioms crossed with mind-altering, outer-edge playing, Moore's "improvisation as lifeblood".

Dalachinsky, Steve / Matthew Shipp  : Phenomena of Interference Dalachinsky, Steve / Matthew Shipp :
Phenomena of Interference

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The duo of Downtown NY-ers poet Steve Dalachinsky and pianist Matthew Shipp improvising over 22 of Dalachinsky's sharply worded poems of "everyday" observation.

Digital Primitives (Cooper-Moore / Tsahar / Taylor) : Hum Crackle Pop Digital Primitives (Cooper-Moore / Tsahar / Taylor) :
Hum Crackle Pop

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The 2nd Digital Primitives release (Cooper-Moore, Asif Tsahar, Chad Taylor) digs in deep to fuse a new sound from blues, folk, jazz & funk, with accents from the music's African antecedents.

Digital Primitives: Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs] Digital Primitives:
Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs]

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The trio of saxophonist Assif Tsahar, drummer Chad Taylor and multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore in the 3rd Digital Primitives release, rhythmic and soulful improvisation with an inventive New York attitude.

Fernandez, Agusti / Peter Kowald : Sea Of Lead Fernandez, Agusti / Peter Kowald :
Sea Of Lead

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The duo of late bassist Peter Kowald and inside-and-out pianist Agusti Fernandez in a set of extraordinary energetical, rhythmic and irrepressible improvisations.

Higgins, Tyler (w/ Monticello / Stevens): Broken Blues Higgins, Tyler (w/ Monticello / Stevens):
Broken Blues

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Blues with a strong sonic sense in Atlanta, GA guitarist Tyler Higgin's 2nd release on Shhpuma, his trio again featuring drummer Paul Stevens, and here adding bassist Gabriel Monticello, known for symphonic, jazz and rock forms, bringing masterful skill to this album that richly blends blues, gospel, folk, jazz and rock forms with passion and style.

Ibarra, Susie Trio: Radiance Ibarra, Susie Trio:
Radiance

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Drummer Ibarra's trio with Cooper-Moore and violinist Charles Burnham blur boundaries in a band of great versatility, taste and collective musicianship.

Kabako, Solo Dja: Solo Kabako, Solo Dja:
Solo

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Blind guitarist and singer Solo Dja Kabako is an important figure in Burkina Faso in West Africa, whose talent took him from begging on the streets as a kid to being a treasured artist in his country, here in an album recorded in his home in Ougadougou by saxophonist Assif Tsahar after a festival where they met; a record of warm, sincere music and song.

Kretzmer, Yoni Trio: Nevertheless Kretzmer, Yoni Trio:
Nevertheless

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Israeli saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer now living in NY in a trio with NY drummer Mike Pride and Chicago/NY bassist Jason Ajemian, technical, lyrical, conceptual, and emotional jazz.

Kubisch, Christina: Italienische Stucke/Italian Pieces (1974-1984) Kubisch, Christina:
Italienische Stucke/Italian Pieces (1974-1984)

(Tochnit Aleph -- Germany )

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A conceptual performance piece from Christina Kubisch, composed and recorded between 1974-84 while in Italy, including a NY performance recorded by Phill Niblock, realized with Arturo Morfino on drums, guitar & objects and Fabrizio Plessi gargling water; an unusual, engrossing and excursive work integrating electronics, field recordings, wind instruments and voice.

Lamb, Catherine / Harmonic Space Orchestra: Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII Lamb, Catherine / Harmonic Space Orchestra:
Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII

(Sacred Realism -- USA )

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"In Catherine Lamb's Prisma Interius series the unpredictability of the outside articulates the field of perception through precise bandpass filters, while acoustic instruments and musicians guide the unfolding of its harmonic space. Th...

Machinefabriek / Anne Bakker: Oehoe Machinefabriek / Anne Bakker:
Oehoe

(Where To Now? -- Netherlands )

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The fourth collaboration between electronic composer Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, and violinist, violist and vocalist Anne Bakker, in a work that merges and contrasts Bakker's string work and wordless vocals with soundscape, obscured field recordings and concrete sounds, using consonance and dissonance to create emotional pressure and release.

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
Survival Situation

(577 -- USA )

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Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.

New York Underground Orchestra, The: Fragments New York Underground Orchestra, The:
Fragments

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The 2nd recording by composer/saxophonist Assif Tshar's self-conducted, string-dominated NY Underground Orchestra including Jessica Pavone, Mary Halvorson, Tatsuya Nakatani, &c. &c.

Ragin, Hugh: Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpet Ragin, Hugh:
Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpet

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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David Murray, Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell associate Ragin in a solo trumpet album of intense strategies that also pays tribute to Braxton, Miles and Leo Smith.

Tsahar / Maneri / Black: Jam Tsahar / Maneri / Black:
Jam

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Three creative young musicians in New York Tsahar, Mat Maneri and Black in a trio of warmly orchestrated free improv with witty restraint in extended conversation.

Tsahar, Assif / Rashied Ali / Peter Kowald: Deals, Ideas and Ideals Tsahar, Assif / Rashied Ali / Peter Kowald:
Deals, Ideas and Ideals

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Part of bassist Kowald's 2000 US tour of solo and performances with local musicians, here with alto player Tsahar and drum legend Rashied Ali in a brilliant encounter.

Tsahar, Assif / Tatsuya Nakatani: Come Sunday Tsahar, Assif / Tatsuya Nakatani:
Come Sunday

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Performing at Astor Place in the East Village, NYC every Sunday for 3 years prior to this recording created the unique sound and tight interactions of these remarkable recordings.

Tsahar, Assif & The New York Underground Orchestra: The Labyrinth Tsahar, Assif & The New York Underground Orchestra:
The Labyrinth

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Tsahar's New York Underground Orchestra with an all-star set of New York players including Okkyung Lee, Oscar Noriega, Matt Lavelle, Tatsuya Nakatani, &c. &c performing Tsahar's 10 part "labyrinth".

Tsahar, Assif and the Zoanthropic Orchestra: Embracing the Void Tsahar, Assif and the Zoanthropic Orchestra:
Embracing the Void

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Tsahar's 60-minute suite with his NY heavyweights Zoanthropic Orchestra is a sort of self-portrait in sound, drawing on auditory memories from his childhood on.

Tsahar, Assif Brass Reeds Ensemble: The Hollow World Tsahar, Assif Brass Reeds Ensemble:
The Hollow World

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Tsahar's 9-piece Brass Reeds Ensemble Herb Robertson, Chris Jonas, Rob Brown, Susie Ibarra, &c. is an ambitious and incredible undertaking of group improvisation.

Tsahar, Assif: ayn le-any Tsahar, Assif:
ayn le-any

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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A freestyling solo album from NY/Israeli saxophonist Assif Tsahar, performing on tenor sax and bass clarinet in an exciting three-part improvisation of avant forms of technical dexterity and extended range through emphatic and sustained expression of long lines and cycling figures that shift and transform; a great example of Tsahar's skill and imagination.

Tsahar, Sahar Project / Tatsuya Nakatani / The Kjla String Fourtet: Solitude Tsahar, Sahar Project / Tatsuya Nakatani / The Kjla String Fourtet:
Solitude

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Alto saxophonist/composer Tsahar further investigates what 3rd stream music left behind, a gorgeous exploration of sound and movement with percussionist Nakatani and the KJLA String 4tet.

Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser): Prismo Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser):
Prismo

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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The quartet of Sergio Armaroli (vibraphone), Martina Brodbeck (cello), Francesca Gemmo (piano), and Fritz Hauser (drums & percussion), also heard in free improvisational duos and trios, perform Armaroli's "Structuring the Silence", aiming to extend the performers' improvisational freedom using time and space through broad compositional instructions.

Charlie Parker: Be Bop Live  [2 CDs] Charlie Parker:
Be Bop Live [2 CDs]

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Remarkably remastered recordings of Charlie Parker's quintets from 1945-49, performing live at Carnegie Hall, Royal Roost, & Town Hall with configurations of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham, Red Rodney, Don Byas, Al Haig, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Kenny Clarke, Tommy Potter & Curley Russell, allowing us to re-live the consistent brilliance of the leader and his sidemen.

Lyytinen, Pauli / Maciej Garbowski / Krzysztof Gradziuk: Swords [2 CDs] Lyytinen, Pauli / Maciej Garbowski / Krzysztof Gradziuk:
Swords [2 CDs]

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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"Ability to improvise is the driving force in human nature. To be able to create something new, one needs to improvise. While improvising we operate outside the box and use some of our unused brain capacity (which is according to many s...

Owl, The feat. Pablo Held: Improcode Owl, The feat. Pablo Held:
Improcode

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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"The second album of the violin, bass, drums trio The OWL co-lead by one of the most interesting Polish violin player Marcin Halat. This time trio invited German pianist and composer Pablo Held to the LOFT Koln Records and began their a...

Tippett, Keith: The Monk Watches The Eagle Tippett, Keith:
The Monk Watches The Eagle

(Discus -- UK )

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"Keith was commissioned to write this work for the 2004 Norwich and Norfolk Festival, where it received its premier (and to date only) performance, together with a broadcast by BBC Radio 3. It is a beautiful and stirring work for large...

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Theta Five Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
Theta Five

(Discus -- UK )

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"The fifth album by this adventurous improvising rock group. This time round an expanded 8 piece version of the band improvised in the studio for two days in October 2019. These live recordings were extensively reworked and arranged ove...

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [2 CDs] Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [2 CDs]

(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records -- USA )

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This year's "An Ayler Xmas", the 4th in the series from saxophonist Mars Williams, expands to a double CD with recordings from two bands: Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Kent Kessler, Brian Sandstrom & Steve Hunt (Chicago); and Steve Swell, Hilliard Greene, Chris Corsano, Nels Cline & Fred Lonberg-Holm (NYC); in incredible free jazz mashups and bash-ups of Xmas favorites.

Laubrock, Ingrid: Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt (Music For Chamber Orchestra And Small Ensemble) [2 CDs Laubrock, Ingrid:
Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt (Music For Chamber Orchestra And Small Ensemble) [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"The album Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt follows Ingrid Laubrock's landmark orchestral album Contemporary Chaos Practices from 2018. Ingrid Laubrock presents on this double album five compositions in double version. On the first alb...

Gisler, Dave Trio (w / Bossard / Friedli) + Jaimie Branch: Zurich Concert Gisler, Dave Trio (w / Bossard / Friedli) + Jaimie Branch:
Zurich Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"Three years after their celebrated debut album Rabbit on the Run the Dave Gisler Trio presents a live album: Guest on trumpet is Jaimie branch. Over the past few years Dave Gisler has earned himself an impressive reputation in the free...



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