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Physical Releases that include Download Codes


 
Barabe, Charles : De la Fragilite [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Barabe, Charles :
De la Fragilite [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Victoriaville, Quebec electronic composer Charles Barbare creates abstract electroacoustic works, here in an impressive 6-movement work that covers a wide ground from minimalistic rhythmic sections to time-stretched voices and electronics to musique mystery, his inquisitive approach allowing his scores to unfold in decipherable, dramatic and coherent ways.

Barker Trio: Avert Your I [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Barker Trio:
Avert Your I [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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After releasing drummer Andrew Barker's duo with Daniel Carter, "Polyhedron", Astral Spirits takes on Barker's trio album with sidemen Michael Foster on tenor & soprano sax, plus electronics, and Tim Dahl on bass, Barker also adding synth & electronics, for an album of ruggedly intense, propulsive playing with a probing inquisitiveness.

Block, Olivia : Dissolution [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Block, Olivia :
Dissolution [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Glistening Examples -- USA )

Price: $23.95    

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Sound explorer Olivia Block reflects upon human "webs of significance" and the way electronic communication and recording technologies both improve and complicate those webs, in a remarkably detailed set of layered recordings contrasting clear and fragmented sound.

Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra: split [CASSETTE with download code] Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra:
split [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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A split tape, side A is the Bouchons D'Oreilles duo of Lukasz Kacperczyk (synth) and Mateusz Wysocki (laptop) focusing on improvisation through electronics; side B is the Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra which includes Kacperczyk, focusing on instant composition.

Carter, Daniel / Demian Richardson / Matthew Putman / David Moss / Federico Ughi: The Gowanus Record Carter, Daniel / Demian Richardson / Matthew Putman / David Moss / Federico Ughi:
The Gowanus Recordings [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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A unique collective jazz album drawing on science and math in 5 improvised works from the New York quintet of Daniel Carter on alto & tenor sax, clarinet and trumpet, Demian Richardson on trumpet, Matthew Putman on piano, Dave Moss on upright bass, and Federico Ughi on drums, in a limited edition LP with a download code; superlative playing in rich layers of interaction.

Carter, Daniel / Federico Ughi: Extra Room [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Carter, Daniel / Federico Ughi:
Extra Room [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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For more than 15 years multi-reedist, wind and trumpet player Daniel Carter and drummer Federico Ughi have collaborated in live performance and on record, here showing the results of their work in this duo album, the vinyl edition of their exceptional 2013 CD release that shows their melodic and technical sides, their jazz roots, and their warm camaraderie.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepathic Allia Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepathic Alliances [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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Recording in Brooklyn, the quintet of Daniel Carter on alto, soprano & tenor saxophones, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano, Hilliard Greene on bass, and Federico Ughi on drums bring together players of a very different backgrounds who share a nearly telepathic level of communication through free improv, in an album graced with Carter's poetry.

Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi: New York United [CD + DOWNLOAD] Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi:
New York United [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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An excellent blend of electronics and acoustics as saxophonist, flutist and trumpeter Daniel Carter meets sound artist Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic pop band Blue Foundation, with Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and drum wiz Federico Ughi rounding out this forward-thinking album of hazy and rhythmic electroacoustic environments.

Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi: New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi:
New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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An excellent blend of electronics and acoustics as saxophonist, flutist and trumpeter Daniel Carter meets sound artist Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic pop band Blue Foundation, with Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and drum wiz Federico Ughi rounding out this forward-thinking album of hazy and rhythmic electroacoustic environments.

Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Federico Ughi: The Dream [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Federico Ughi:
The Dream [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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This album was developed to present Daniel Carter, typically a wind/reed/trumpeter player, on an album that included his piano playing, which then advanced by adding the goal of both Carter and long-time collaborator, drummer Federico Ughi, to record with bassist William Parker, who rounds out this excellent trio on bass, tuba and shakuhachi.

Chatoyant: Place Of Other Destination [CASSETTE w/ download] Chatoyant:
Place Of Other Destination [CASSETTE w/ download]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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With members of Wolf Eyes and Volebeats, Crime and the City Solution, &c. this Detroit quartet blends acoustic and electronic instruments in spontaneous composition with a rock aesthetics, a dark fusion of sound that plays both burning improv and mysterious soundscape.

Crazy Bread (Ryley Walker / Max Allison): Vocoder Divorce [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Crazy Bread (Ryley Walker / Max Allison):
Vocoder Divorce [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Recorded in one day without any overdubs, the duo of electric guitarist Ryley Walker and Maxwell Allison improvising on a cassette deck with pre-recorded tapes of synthesizer, drum machine, and loops, present a diverse and wildly schizophrenic collections of genres including drone ambience, krautrock, skronky juxtapostions, and free-jazz electronics.

Davis, Anthony  / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah: Past Piano Present | Live at Western F Davis, Anthony / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah:
Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015 [VINYL LP with DOWNLOAD]

(Western Front New Music -- Canada )

Price: $15.95    

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Four innovative and creative pianists performing solo at the Western Front between 1985 and 2015--Anthony Davis, Paul Plimley, Al Neil, John Kameel Farah--compiled on this extraordinary LP, the 2nd essential archive from one of Canada's most important performance spaces.

Dockery, R. Lee / Smokey Emery: Cathedrelic  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Dockery, R. Lee / Smokey Emery:
Cathedrelic [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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An album of dark and cavernous sound in the second release from the sound-sculpting duo of R. Lee Dockery and Smoke Emery (aka Daniel Hipolito), two long tracks that evolve with the patience and intensity of a dark sacramental journey in deeply detailed drone.

Dorji, Tashi: But a night that ends, as all nights end, when the sun rises [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Dorji, Tashi:
But a night that ends, as all nights end, when the sun rises [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Moone Records -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Guitarist Tashi Dorji's two part work is pieced together in a non-linear/non-hierarchical form where every segment balances fragile and intense playing, his improvisations reflecting eastern and western approaches, with fragmentary passage that resolve into tightly focused playing that imparts a wonderful sense of lyrical and emotional depth.

East of the Valley Blues (Kevin & Patrick Cahill): Ressemblera [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] East of the Valley Blues (Kevin & Patrick Cahill):
Ressemblera [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Twin brothers Kevin and Patrick Cahill, AKA East of the Valley Blues, are a Toronto-based guitar duo who have released a series of albums blending country, folk and world approaches with a Fahey-esque overtone, here in an extended work of interactive playing that has a nearly telepathic feel in the give and take these two brothers bring to their instruments.

Eave (Anna Webber/ Erik Hove / Vicky Mettler / Evan Tighe): Eave [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Eave (Anna Webber/ Erik Hove / Vicky Mettler / Evan Tighe):
Eave [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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A mix of New York and Canadian players, "Eave" is the quartet of Anna Webber and Erik Hove on saxophones, Vicky Mettler on guitar and Evan Tighe on drums, a collective abstract improvising band that uses its instruments as much for effect as for conventional playing, with commanding skill in all approaches as they surprise, bemuse and mesmerize the listener.

Flaherty, Paul / Gene Moore / Gene Janas / Federico Ughi: Morfina [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Flaherty, Paul / Gene Moore / Gene Janas / Federico Ughi:
Morfina [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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First conceived during the 2016 Forward Festival when noise guitarist Gene Moore and NYC experimental bassist Gene Janas invited noted avant-garde drummer Federico Ughi for the second part of their set, the results being so impressive that they asked saxophonist Paul Flaherty to join them to record this album and to perform at the Forward Festival 2017.

Foster, Michael / Ben Bennett: In It [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Foster, Michael / Ben Bennett:
In It [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The second release for the duo of Ben Bennett on drums, percussions and membranophones, and Michael Foster on tenor, soprano, sopranino saxophones and aerophone, in uniquely voiced improvisations that develop both carefully and, at times, erratically, but always with an ear to interesting dialog that captivates and confuses the listener.

Gomberg, Billy / Anne Guthrie / Richard Kamerman / Takahiro Kawaguchi : [4X4  Poster/Print w/ Downlo Gomberg, Billy / Anne Guthrie / Richard Kamerman / Takahiro Kawaguchi :
[4X4 Poster/Print w/ Download Link]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

Price: $10.95    

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Of interest to lowercase/Wandelweiser fans, the quartet of Billy Gomberg, Anne Guthrie, Richard Kamerman and Takahiro Kawaguchi use synthesizer, french horn, found objects, & field recordings, frequency generators, to create evolving sound environments of unique sound and timbre.

Haino, Keiji: Watashi Dake [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE] Haino, Keiji:
Watashi Dake [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Black Editions -- USA )

Price: $23.95    

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Enigmatic Japanese legend Keiji Haino's 1981 debut album receives a fitting reissue in this metallic gold and silver jacket pressing, presenting the stark vocals, whispered and screamed, punctuating dark silences over intricate and sharp guitar figures that interweave, repeat, and stretch, trance-like, emerging from dark recesses; an essential piece of the Haino puzzle.

Hannafin, Matt : John Cage: Four Realizations For Solo Percussion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hannafin, Matt :
John Cage: Four Realizations For Solo Percussion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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Portland-based percussionist Matt Hannafin presents 4 works from John Cage, 2 from the 60s and 2 from the 90s: "Variations II" & "Variations III", where the performer places or drops transparencies to create a graphic score; "One4" for solo percussion incorporating improvisation; and "c Composed Improvisation" for one-sided drums using instructions and chance operations.

Hauf / Heather / Siewert / Weber: The Peeled Eye [VINYL with Download Code] Hauf / Heather / Siewert / Weber:
The Peeled Eye [VINYL with Download Code]

(Shameless -- Austria )

Price: $23.95    

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Ominous free jazz from the quartet of Boris Hauf (baritone sax), Martin Siewert (guitar), Christian Weber (electric bass) and Steve Heather (drums), thick and tremendously informed improv with a rock-tilted ear toward the sonic aspects of their instruments.

Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor): Electroradiance [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor):
Electroradiance [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The second album from this New York and Chicago trio of bass clarinetist Jason Stein, keyboardist Paul Giallorenzo, and drummer Chad Taylor (replacing Frank Rosaly), a funky mix of jazz, electronics and rock that plays free but also melodically, absorbing styles and turning them into an upbeat, rhythmically exciting and lyrically effusive album.

Hennies, Sarah / Greg Stuart: Rundle [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hennies, Sarah / Greg Stuart:
Rundle [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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The duo of Sarah Hennies and Greg Stuart, who are both a part of the Meridian trio, performing at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, in Alberta, Canada, for two extended pieces using piano, percussion and objects, employing strategies and improvisation to generate indeterminate sources and sounds that create a cohesive and mysterious narrative.

HMS (Joe Houpert / Nathan McLaughlin / Erich Steiger): Tetrad [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] HMS (Joe Houpert / Nathan McLaughlin / Erich Steiger):
Tetrad [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Blurring the lines between experimental music, improv, and composition, the trio of Joe Houpert, Nathan McLaughlin, and Erich Steiger use the studio to rework their improvisations, accenting aspects of the acoustic and electronic elements and morphing them in unexpected ways; "think Henry Flynt meets Cluster meets Revolutionary Ensemble".

Hoffman, Nick : Salamander [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE] Hoffman, Nick :
Salamander [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

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The first full-length release from sound experimenter Nick Hoffman since 2014, this professional cassette release uses customized generative software (Side A) and recordings of electric fan motors and metallic objects (Side B) to create unusual sound worlds comprised of concrete and abstract sounds in fascinatingly obscure and captivating narratives.

Illtet (Ladd / Parker / Sorey ): Gain [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD] Illtet (Ladd / Parker / Sorey ):
Gain [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $19.95    

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Crossing NY and Chicago artists, the quartet of Mike Ladd on vocals & synth, Jeff Parker on electric guitar, Tyshawn Sorey on drums, trombone & electric piano, and HPRIZM/High Priest on synth create thought-provoking spoken environments of intense improv.

Irving, Tony  / Massimo Magee: The Fog [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Irving, Tony / Massimo Magee:
The Fog [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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London scene free players since the 90s, drummer Tony Irving and alto saxophonist Massimo Magee, both of the improvisation duo Ascension, meet in the studio to record seven distinctive and quirky dialogs of strong technical skill, Irving often thundering over Magee's strangling runs and melodic diversions and asides; powerful and unpredictable.

Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen: Second First [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen:
Second First [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(That's Cool Records -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

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Two live performances of objects, tapes, devices and guitar from the duo of Steve Jansen and Jeph Jerman: "Second" captured at a "homecore" performance during the 2016 Idea Festival in Houston, TX, and "First" recorded at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX during the same festival; consuming and stunning journeys in sound.

Konstrukt w/ Graham Massey & David McLean: Live at Islington Mills  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Konstrukt w/ Graham Massey & David McLean:
Live at Islington Mills [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The Turkish Konstrukt trio teamed up with 808 State guitarist Graham Massey and pianist David Andrew McLean (Charles Hayward's Anonymous Bash) for a live album at Islington Mill in Salford England for two sides of blistering avant-funk & cosmic space sounds.

Kowald, Peter / Damon Smith: Mirrors, Broken - But No Dust [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Kowald, Peter / Damon Smith:
Mirrors, Broken - But No Dust [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Recorded in 2001 at Gallery 2310 in Oakland, California, young Bay Area double bassist Damon Smith met German free improvising master Peter Kowald for two sets of lively, explorative and technically superb improvisations: "Broken Mirrors" and "Reflections".

Kurdi, Muyassar / Nicholas Jozwiak: Intersections & Variations [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Kurdi, Muyassar / Nicholas Jozwiak:
Intersections & Variations [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Interdisciplinary vocalist Muyassar Kurdi and Chicago-born, NY-based cellist Nicholas Jozwiak use the ambient sounds of their recording spaces in Brooklyn to add a presence to their introspective dialogs that take an almost devout approach to their calmly measured performances, making an intimate and evocative album of unorthodox improvisation.

Listening Group (feat. Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Jeff Snyder / Stelios Mihas / Federico Ughi) Listening Group (feat. Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Jeff Snyder / Stelios Mihas / Federico Ughi):
Live at the Forward Festival 2016 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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A live performance at Forward Festival 2016, in Brooklyn, NY, merging chamber music, free improvisation, free and avant jazz and other forms in a an ensemble with Daniel Carter (sax & trumpet), Claire de Brunner (bassoon), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Nick Lyons (sax), Jeff Snyder (electronics), Stelios Mihas (guitar), Jonah Rosenberg (piano), Zach Swanson (bass), and Federico Ughi (drums).

Lopez, Brandon : quoniam facta sum vilis [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Lopez, Brandon :
quoniam facta sum vilis [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Recorded mostly in the May Funerary Chapel in Chicago's Rosehill Cemetery, and partially in Brooklyn's Issue Project Room, NY bassist Brandon Lopez wrote these intense solo compositions for double bass as a response to the musical intention of Bach's cello suites by creating an inversion, seeking beauty amidst violence and erratic approaches.

Lux's, Matthew Communication Arts Quartet: Contra/Fact [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] Lux's, Matthew Communication Arts Quartet:
Contra/Fact [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Chicago bassist Matthew Lux (Isotope 217, Exploding Star Orchestra) in an album of effusive and spiritual percussive grooves under electronic and acoustic leads, performed with Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, electronics and percussion, Mikel Patrick Avery on drums, percussion, mellotron and more, and Jayve Montgomery on various woodwinds, samples and percussion.

Machinefabriek: Becoming [CD + DOWNLOAD] Machinefabriek:
Becoming [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(Not On Label -- Netherlands )

Price: $12.95    

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The fourth dance piece by Dutch/Spanish choreographer Ivan Perez to feature an original soundtrack by Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek), performed live on stage in Korzo in The Hague, and at Vondelpark in Amsterdam, the composer and coreographer developing a movement and sound 'vocabulary' to create a performance that mixes structured and improvised music.

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake: Ronda [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Mako Sica / Hamid Drake:
Ronda [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The long-running Chicago free-rock trio Mako Sica currently comprised of Przemyslaw Drazek (trumpet & guitar), Brent Fuscaldo (guitar) and Chaetan Newell (drums & piano) are joined by free improvising legend Hamid Drake on drum kit, tablas and frame drum for a beautiful and rich album of genre merging, spiritually warm, primarily instrumental music, inclusive and persuasive.

Mateen, Sabir (w/ Steve Swell / Matt Lavelle / Matthew Heyner / Michael Thompson): Prophecies Come T Mateen, Sabir (w/ Steve Swell / Matt Lavelle / Matthew Heyner / Michael Thompson):
Prophecies Come To Pass [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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Saxophonist Sabir Mateen's NY based Shapes, Textures, and Sound Ensemble with Steve Swell on trombone, Matt Lavelle on trumpet, Matthew Heyner on bass and Michael T.A. Thompson on drums, run though a gamut of post-bop and collective, creative jazz forms with energy, incredible dexterity, and tremendous group interplay, a great example of the modern spirit of jazz.

McCowen, John: 4 Chairs In Three Dimensions [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] McCowen, John:
4 Chairs In Three Dimensions [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Using only acoustic techniques and recording live, New York clarinetist and contrabass clarinetist John McCowen (Tweak Bird, Wei Zhongle) draws out an incredibly impressive array of harmonic difference tones, interference beats and inexplicable sound from these typically monophonic instruments, using circular breathing to create long drones and aberrant textures.

Sturge Anthony &McKenzie II, Donald  (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon Sturge Anthony &McKenzie II, Donald (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon Reid, CX Kidtronik):
Silenced [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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A six track album from drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II written about the abuse of force from those charged to protect us, in a series of duos with amazing performances from guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Arnold Lee, bassist Melvin Gibbs, bassist Dave Hofstra, guitarist Vernon Reid, and drummer/keyboardist CX KIDTRONIX; disturbing and important work.

Meirano, Gabriele / Federico Ughi: Coordinate Orientali [CD + DOWNLOAD] Meirano, Gabriele / Federico Ughi:
Coordinate Orientali [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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A duo between two Italian born improvisers--New York based drummer and 577 Label leader Federico Ughi, and pianist Gabriele Meirano, active in the London jazz club scene for more than a decade--for an album of insightful free jazz in a dialog that shows both thoughtful and challenging moments in an open-minded, ultimately lyrical conversation between two like-minded players.

Meirano, Gabriele / Xu Fengxia: New Vintage Sessions [CDr + DOWNLOAD] Meirano, Gabriele / Xu Fengxia:
New Vintage Sessions [CDr + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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A collaboration between the China based Italian pianist Gabriele Meirano and the Berlin based Chinese musician Xu Fengxia, a pioneer in combining Chinese music with improvisation; the two first played together when Peter Brotzmann invited them to join him in a trio concert at the Shanghai Art Center in 2011, here in a duo that fuses Far East sounds and the blues.

Melford's, Myra Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey): The Other Side Of Air [VINYL 2 L Melford's, Myra Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey):
The Other Side Of Air [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $39.95    

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Taking the reigns as composer, performer and bandleader, New York pianist Myra Melford's exceptional quintet Snowy Egret, with Ron Miles on cornet, Liberty Ellman on guitar, Stomu Takeishi on acoustic bass guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, present a brilliant album of creative jazz, with lyrical grooves and commanding soloing, a great and thoroughly modern album.

Mockunas, Liudas / Jacek Mazurkiewicz / Hakon Berre: Live In Warsaw [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Mockunas, Liudas / Jacek Mazurkiewicz / Hakon Berre:
Live In Warsaw [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

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Lithunian reedist Liudas Mockunas, Polish bassist and electronicist Jacek Mazurkiewicz (3Fonia, Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra, Modular String Trio) and Norwegian drummer Hakon Berre (Aram Shelton, Susana Santos Silva) are captured live in Warsaw at Mozg in 2015 for three exploratory improvisations with Mockunas on clarinet, soprano & tenor saxes.

Monas (Fisher / DeBlase / Millions): Freedom [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Monas (Fisher / DeBlase / Millions):
Freedom [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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With connections from both the free jazz and improvising rock scene, including Borbetomagus, Many Arms, Caribou, Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Zevious, &c, the trio of Colin Fisher (saxophone, guitar), Johnny DeBlase (electric bass) and Kid Millions (drums) debut their Monas project of intense, electronically spiked, free form improvisation.

More Eaze / A.F. Jones & Steve Flato: Split Release [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] More Eaze / A.F. Jones & Steve Flato:
Split Release [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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A split tape from Austin-based More Eaze (aka Marcus Rubio) and San Diego-based duo A.F. Jones and Steve Flato, More Eaze presenting a work of surprising twists, drone, and audio turns; Jones & Flato create an electronic composition of strange detail using a wide auditory palette encompassing the lowest to highest tones.

Myers, David Lee: Superpositions [CASSETTE with Download Code] Myers, David Lee:
Superpositions [CASSETTE with Download Code]

(Cronica -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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David Lee Myers, AKA Arcane Device, explores feedback in its most beautiful forms, over decades developing systems to capture the microscopic edges of errant signals and convert them into lovely long tones, using a series of matrix mixers to manipulate them in real time, creating works of fragile charm, impressive interstices of rhythm, and gorgeous melodic nodes.

Partch, Harry: A Portrait [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Partch, Harry:
A Portrait [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(New World Records -- USA )

Price: $20.95    

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A portrait of instrument builder and microtonal composer Harry Partch presented through representative work, in a beautiful limited 180g vinyl LP with a 12 page booklet of rare photos and essays, plus an MP3 download; essential listening from an extraordinary composer.

Polyorchard: Red October [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Polyorchard:
Red October [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Out and Gone Music -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Polyorchard founder and double bassist David Menestres leads the quartet of Jeb Bishop on trombone, Shawn Galvin on percussion, and Laurent Estoppey on saxophone, using skills drawn from both improvisation and compositional music to present six free dialogs showing intent listening amongst the four as they create complex, interweaving, sophisticated statements; impressive!

Rankin-Parker/Pearce: Odd Hits [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Rankin-Parker/Pearce:
Odd Hits [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

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An exhilarating and unusual set of duos for drum and cello from Daniel Pierce and Teddy Rankin-Parker, the latter known for Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, ICE, and work with Primus; together they deliver intense and captivating polyrhythms and unexpected string sonics.

Rempis / Piet / Daisy: Throw Tomatoes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Rempis / Piet / Daisy:
Throw Tomatoes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Bringing together two live shows from 2017 of the trio of Chicago luminaries, Dave Rempis on saxophones, Tim Daisy on drums, and Matt Piet on piano, in an exhilarating album of free jazz that shows the excitement of all three in what are only their 3rd and 4th live gigs together, each driving the other to enthusiastic heights amidst contemplative and playful moments.

Seabrook, Brandon Trio: Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Seabrook, Brandon Trio:
Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Essentially a string trio, guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with upright bassist Henry Fraser and cellist Daniel Levin is anything but typical string fair, blending improvisation with complex composition and rock sensibilities as one of New York's most unique downtown players takes listeners on a diverse and sometimes demented journey through genre and style.

Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Smiley, Andrew :
Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An uncommon solo guitar album from Andrew Smiley, a member of Little Women and the Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, creating textures on the guitar by applying unconventional techniques with his pick and fingers instead of using effects or guitar preparations, and accompanying himself on voice in Haino-esque ways, creating an album of sharp contrast and color.

Sorey, Tyshawn : Pillars IV [VINYL 2 LPs 180g with DOWNLOAD] Sorey, Tyshawn :
Pillars IV [VINYL 2 LPs 180g with DOWNLOAD]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Vinyl edition with a unique 4-part, 4th "Pillar": Tyshawn Sorey in an amazing and ambitious work "Pillars", assembling an ensemble of virtuosic NY performers (Joe Morris, Todd Neufeld, Ben Gerstein, Stephen Hayes, Zach Rowden, Carl Test, Mark Helias) as he references Tibetan rituals, Stockhausen, and Anthony Braxton, and much more.

Sound American: The Cassette Issue tape: Featuring Nate Wooley [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Sound American: The Cassette Issue tape:
Featuring Nate Wooley [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Nate Wooley's Sound American online magazine presents a complete rehearsal of the trio of Philip White (electronics), Chris Pitsiokos (sax) and C. Spencer Yeh (violin), as they discuss their work and develop a piece entitled "Shredding Treatise"; and an interview by Nate Wooley of Baltimore music researcher, record producer, and writer Ian Nagoski.

Steve Swell Quintet (Swell / Moondoc / Burrell / W. Parker / Cleaver): Soul Travelers [VINYL + DOWNL Steve Swell Quintet (Swell / Moondoc / Burrell / W. Parker / Cleaver):
Soul Travelers [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A great set of Downtown NY players led by trombonist Steve Swell, with Jemeel Moondoc on alto sax, Dave Burrell on piano, William Parker on double bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, a heartfelt and masterfully soulful album of excellent modern jazz in a limited LP.

Stine, Tim Trio The: Tim Stine Trio  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Stine, Tim Trio The:
Tim Stine Trio [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Acoustic guitarist Tim Stine and his trio with upright bassist Anton Hatwich and drummer Frank Rosaly, an all-star group of younger Chicago players in an album of buoyant, original improvisations with great give-and-take from a superb working band of contemporaries.

Sturge, Donald / Anthony McKenzie II (feat. Elliot Sharp, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid): Silenced II - Sturge, Donald / Anthony McKenzie II (feat. Elliot Sharp, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid):
Silenced II - Views from the Auction Block [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II trades off duos with a set of masterful musicians in the second volume of his "Silenced" project, here with guitarist Elliott Sharp for a complex and inspired dialog; with bassist Bill Laswell for a rich and moody soundscape; and with guitarist Vernon Reid in a piece for McKenzie's daughter; plus one solo drum piece.

Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra: The Intergalactic Thing [VINYL 2 LPS + DOWNLOAD CODE] Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra:
The Intergalactic Thing [VINYL 2 LPS + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

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Unreleased material from Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra recorded in the rehearsal space of Sun Ra's Philadelphia home in 1969, with a dozen never-before-heard pieces from Ra's songbook, plus reworkings of some classics; invaluable music for the Sun Ra collector.

Thollem / Oliveros / Cline: Molecular Affinity [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Thollem / Oliveros / Cline:
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(Roaratorio -- USA )

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The 3rd recorded trio collaboration of pianist Thollem McDonas and guitarist Nels Cline, each changing the 3rd partner, this time with legendary accordionist, conceptualist and electronic artist Pauline Oliveros in a set of beautifully intertwining conversations.

Ughi, Federico  (Ughi / Irwin / Snyder / Adu / Swanson): Heart Talk [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Ughi, Federico (Ughi / Irwin / Snyder / Adu / Swanson):
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(577 -- USA )

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New York drummer Federico Ughi in a band with long time collaborator David Schnug on sax, Mike Irwin on trumpet, and Jeff Snyder on electronics, more of a creative jazz album than electric, with Leila Adu on vocals and Zach Swanson on bass on 2 tracks each; informed, intelligent and lyrical free improvisation from a tight-knit group of superb players.

Various Artists: To Live And Shave In L.A. - The Grief That Shrieked To Multiply [3 CDs + Download] Various Artists:
To Live And Shave In L.A. - The Grief That Shrieked To Multiply [3 CDs + Download]

(Monotype -- Poland )

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TLASILA was an experimental music collective founded in 1990 by composer Tom Smith; this 3 CD + download releases finds a massive cast of artists restructuring the improvisations from the "Noon and Eternity" album into a massive 240 minute work.

W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome): Fanatics [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome):
Fanatics [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Brooklyn duo of saxophonist Sam Weinberg (Captain Phillips) and synth player Chris Welcome (Chris Pitsiokos, Mike Pride) in an album of abrasive, rhythmically abraded and contorted electro-acoustic improvisation, each player embedding themselves into each other's sound, at time making their instruments indistinguishable from one another.

Weston, Grant Calvin : Improv Messenger [CD + DOWNLOAD] Weston, Grant Calvin :
Improv Messenger [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Performing on drums, trumpet, guitar, bass, moog bass, and keyboards, Philadelphia born and West Coast drummer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Calvin Weston, a member of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Band, presents an album or fierce drumming and powerful electronic sources balanced with beautifully paced sonic environments, 16 tracks of diverse and gripping music.

Weston, Grant Calvin / Lucas Brode: Flying Kites [CD + DOWNLOAD] Weston, Grant Calvin / Lucas Brode:
Flying Kites [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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A powerful recording that features heavy, intricate and deep grooves from Philadelphian Grant Calvin Weston (Ornette Coleman's Prime Time) on drums, percussion and synths and Lucas Brode on guitars, effects and loops, a great album of creative improvisation that blends fusion-oriented playing balanced with modern sound collage and atmospheric moments.

Bondi, Cyril & d'incise: Mem, Aleph & Lassis performed by The Pitch & Bondi / d'incise / Majkowski [ Bondi, Cyril & d'incise:
Mem, Aleph & Lassis performed by The Pitch & Bondi / d'incise / Majkowski [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two distinct version of this 2018 composition by organist Cyril Bondi & sound artist d'incise, based on three fragments of Michel-Richard De Lalande "Lecons de Tenebres", on one side performed by the trio The Pitch of Boris Baltschun (organ), Koen Nutters (double bass) and Morten J. Olsen (vibes), and on the other side by Bondi, d'incise, and bassist Mike Majkowski.

Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen: See Creatures [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen:
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(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Essentially two guitarists with some very unusual outboard equipment and an odd oceanic attitude, as West Coast/NY transplant guitarist Sandy Ewens meets Austin, TX lap steel guitarist Lisa Cameron, both using objects, percussion and feedback to create a remarkably diverse set of deep sea and nautical sounds, a semblance of sailing on a very temperamental vessel.

DeDionyso / Meek / Rico: From The Land of the Wicked King [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] DeDionyso / Meek / Rico:
From The Land of the Wicked King [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A joint release between Noel Meek's New Zealand label Called God In The Music and Astral Spirits, the trio of Meek himself on electronics, Arrington de Dionyso on saxophone and Rodrigo Rico on drums are caught live at Gallery 1412 in Seattle, WA in 2017 for a freely improvised album of controlled chaos among intensely wicked and mischievous electroacoustic improv.

Hatcher, Gerrit: Parables for the Tenor [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hatcher, Gerrit:
Parables for the Tenor [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An extremely intimate album of solo saxophone improvisation from Chicago tenor saxophonist, improviser, and composer Gerrit Hatcher, known for his work with Mars Williams, Julian Kirshner, &c., in his second solo album, playing music that can be embraced and understood, sharing his vulnerabilities and conviction alongside his strength on the horn.

Machinefabriek: Sahara Mixtape [CASSETTE+DOWNLOAD] Machinefabriek:
Sahara Mixtape [CASSETTE+DOWNLOAD]

(Machinefabriek -- The Netherlands )

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Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, presents 33 pieces made for the score of the VPRO-produced documentary series Sahara, in which Bram Vermeulen explores political turmoil, social issues and cultural heritage in the Sahara region, here in a beautifully heterogenous album presenting upbeat rhythmic, melodic, and lyrical music balanced by moody dark sonic environments.

Spires That In The Sunset Rise: House Ecstatic [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Spires That In The Sunset Rise:
House Ecstatic [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Hard-edged Chicago/NY free improvisation from the female duo of Kathleen Baird on piano, flute and voice, and Taralie Peterson on saxophone, flute and voice, the two, who have recorded with Michael Zerang, show their powerful chops through skronky conversation recorded in 3 locations from Decatur, IL through Madison, WI to Brooklyn, NY.

Warnecke, Pierce / Louis Laurain: Phonotypic Plasticity [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Warnecke, Pierce / Louis Laurain:
Phonotypic Plasticity [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Pairing electronics with cornet, the duo of French cornetist Louis Laurain and US/Berlin electronicist Pierce Warnecke create an absolutely impressive and frequently frightening confluence of brass and sound, from slow interference tones to fully amplified microscopic elaboration, building environments that shift to surprise, alarm, and entrance their listeners.

Caloia, Nicolas / Yves Charuest / Karl Fousek : Maps To Hands [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Caloia, Nicolas / Yves Charuest / Karl Fousek :
Maps To Hands [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Extremely active electro-fueled free improvisation from the Montreal trio of Nicolas Caloia on double bass, Yves Charuest on alto saxophone, and Karl Fousek on analog synth, their second album presenting seven quirky and captivating conversations of confident sax and bass work interrupted and played with by Fousek's interventions, like a free improv Pere Ubu.

Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg: Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg:
Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Finding free improvising trumpeter Jacob Wick, a master of lowercase approaches using unorthodox techniques, in a more active setting with Chicago drummer Phil Sudderberg (Marker with Vanderkmark, Dave Rempis); together they challenge each other in a give and take of skill and solid discussion, leaving room for unusual and sometimes aberrant technique; joyful!

 

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