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European Improv, Free Jazz & Related


 
Demierre, Jacques / Anouck Genthon: Teyerit Demierre, Jacques / Anouck Genthon:
Teyerit

(Confront -- UK )

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A series of unusual compositions originally written by Jacques Demmiere and Vincent Barras, here reworked by Demmiere and violinist Anouck Genthon, each piece focusing on sounds, breaths, frictions, silences, vowels and consonants, weaving and complementing each other through a mix of traditional, extended and unconventional techniques; fascinating.

Ahmed (Pat Thomas / Antonin Gerbal / Joel Grip / Seymour Wright): New Jazz Imagination [VINYL] Ahmed (Pat Thomas / Antonin Gerbal / Joel Grip / Seymour Wright):
New Jazz Imagination [VINYL]

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Ahmed Abdul-Malik was a jazz bassist and oud player, a member of bands led by Art Blakey, Earl Hines, Randy Weston, and Thelonious Monk and whose own albums fused aspects of Arabic and East African musics; the band Ahmed of Pat Thomas, Joel Grip, Antonin Gerbal, and Seymour Wright revisit and rethink his compositions and influence, as heard in this massive and elucidating recording.

Trio La Soustraction des Fleurs  (Vrod / Aurier / Lemetre): Airs de Moyenne Montagne [2 CDS] Trio La Soustraction des Fleurs (Vrod / Aurier / Lemetre):
Airs de Moyenne Montagne [2 CDS]

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Combining folk and ethnic rhythms in traditional popular forms, the Trio La Soustraction of des Fleurs of Jean-Francois Vrod on violin & voice, Frederic Aurier on violin & voice, and Sylvain Lemetre on zarb & voice focuses on the music of the mountains of the Massif Central, melodic music with unique timbres, forms, pre-texts, and a richly complex set of musical objects.

Beliah, Sebastien: Nocturnes Beliah, Sebastien:
Nocturnes

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Sebastien Beliah is a Paris-based double bass player, a member of Umlaut Big Band, The Coquettes, Un poco loco, &c., here in a solo album of bass noir, dark and resonant tones evoked through strong bowing, finding harmonics between the strings and from the instrument itself, creating beautiful passages in a mirage of engulfing deep timbre.

Musaeum Clausum: Musaeum Clausum Musaeum Clausum:
Musaeum Clausum

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Musaeum Clausum is a French-German trio that features Louis Laurain on cornet (Die Hochstapler, Umlaut Big band, ONCEIM), Hannes Lingens on drums (Obliq, Konzert Minimal) and Sebastien Beliah on bass.(Un Poco Loco, Ensemble Hodos, Umlaut Big Band), in an album of patiently developing improvisation giving each player freedom and flexibility within a composed framework.

Niggenkemper, Pascal: Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs] Niggenkemper, Pascal:
Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs]

(Fitschgetau -- Germany )

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Adventurous double bassist Pascal Niggenkemper was artist in residence at Wuppertal in the fall of 2017, presenting concerts with a diverse set of masterful improvisers from Europe and the US, excerpts of which are meticulously programmed in this 2-CD collection, organized by artistic endeavor and intent, from the spacious/introspective to wildly lively encounters; recommended.

Dorner, Axel / Jason Kahn: For Berner Munster (Im Berner Munster) Dorner, Axel / Jason Kahn:
For Berner Munster (Im Berner Munster)

(Confront -- UK )

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The pairing of German trumpeter Axel Dorner, and NY-born experimental artist Jason Kahn living and performing in Zurich, brings the tradition of avant free jazz and nonidiomatic improvisation into an unusual merging of techniques and approaches, each applying their advanced virtuosity to this intense concert, recorded during Hamburg's Zoom In Festival, 2017.

Akmee (Pedersen / Jerve / Albertsend / Wildhagen): Neptun Akmee (Pedersen / Jerve / Albertsend / Wildhagen):
Neptun

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Debut album from this Oslo collective quartet of free improvisers led by drummer Andreas Wildhagen (Nilssen-Love Large Unit) with Erik Kimestad Pedersen on trumpet, Kjetil Jerve on piano, and Erlend Olderskog Albertsen on double bass, a thoroughly modern band that balances more experimental playing with improv in the European tradition; a strong start.

Akmee (Pedersen / Jerve / Albertsend / Wildhagen): Neptun [VINYL] Akmee (Pedersen / Jerve / Albertsend / Wildhagen):
Neptun [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Debut album from this Oslo collective quartet of free improvisers led by drummer Andreas Wildhagen (Nilssen-Love Large Unit) with Erik Kimestad Pedersen on trumpet, Kjetil Jerve on piano, and Erlend Olderskog Albertsen on double bass, a thoroughly modern band that balances more experimental playing with improv in the European tradition; a strong start.

Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner: Juxtaposition Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner:
Juxtaposition

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Sonic sources of a wide variety of timbre, rhythm and tone, mixed with voice, feedback, even bird sounds, make up the strata of this intriguing album from Oslo Improvisers Agnes Hvizdalek (voice), Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard (electric bass, electronics, field recordings), Utku Tavil (snare drum, no input mixer, sampler), and Natali Abrahamsen Garner (voice, electronics).

Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner: Juxtaposition [CASSETTE] Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner:
Juxtaposition [CASSETTE]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Sonic sources of a wide variety of timbre, rhythm and tone, mixed with voice, feedback, even bird sounds, make up the strata of this intriguing album from Oslo Improvisers Agnes Hvizdalek (voice), Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard (electric bass, electronics, field recordings), Utku Tavil (snare drum, no input mixer, sampler), and Natali Abrahamsen Garner (voice, electronics).

Kwang, Goh Lee / Christian Meaas Svendsen: Gibberish, Balderdash and Drivel Kwang, Goh Lee / Christian Meaas Svendsen:
Gibberish, Balderdash and Drivel

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Three "nonsensical" musical conversations between Malaysian experimental musician and Herbal International label founder Goh Lee Kwang, and Norwegian bass player and Nakama label leader Christian Meeas Svendsen; a first encounter between two different mindsets, nationalities and generations, packaged with a pencil to let you draw your own cover.

Kwang, Goh Lee / Christian Meaas Svendsen: Gibberish, Balderdash and Drivel [VINYL] Kwang, Goh Lee / Christian Meaas Svendsen:
Gibberish, Balderdash and Drivel [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Three "nonsensical" musical conversations between Malaysian experimental musician and Herbal International label founder Goh Lee Kwang, and Norwegian bass player and Nakama label leader Christian Meeas Svendsen; a first encounter between two different mindsets, nationalities and generations, packaged with a pencil to let you draw your own cover.

Nakama: Worst Generation Nakama:
Worst Generation

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Freely improvised and unusual collective improv from the quintet of Christian Meaas Svendsen (double bass), Andreas Wildhagen (drums), Ayumi Nataka (piano), Adrian Loseth Waade (violin) and Agness Hvizdalek (voice), an abstract yet energetic album with Hvizdalek's voice adding an exotic edge to extended techniques based in free jazz strategies.

Nakama: Worst Generation [VINYL] Nakama:
Worst Generation [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Freely improvised and unusual collective improv from the quintet of Christian Meaas Svendsen (double bass), Andreas Wildhagen (drums), Ayumi Nataka (piano), Adrian Loseth Waade (violin) and Agness Hvizdalek (voice), an abstract yet energetic album with Hvizdalek's voice adding an exotic edge to extended techniques based in free jazz strategies.

Machida, Yoshio / Constantin Papageorgiadis: Music from the SYNTHI 100 Machida, Yoshio / Constantin Papageorgiadis:
Music from the SYNTHI 100

(Amorfon -- Japan )

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Japanese artist Yoshio Machida and Belgian artist Constantin Papageorgiadis recorded these 12 tracks on an EMS Synthi 100 keyboard, a modular analogue/digital hybrid synth designed in 1971 of which 31 were constructed, this one being on loan from Gent University in Belgium, here manipulated without keyboards to create these rich electronic "Generations" and "Experiments".

Mitzlaff, Urlich: Ten Sonic Miniatures about the "Scream" by Edvard Munch Mitzlaff, Urlich:
Ten Sonic Miniatures about the "Scream" by Edvard Munch

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Using Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" as his muse, German cellist living in Portugal, Ulrich Mitzlaff, presents 10 acoustic miniatures from just over a minute to 4 1/2 minutes in length, including wildly interactive moments of delirium to darkly melodic bowed passages, using his impressive technique to create vivid depictions of Munch's work.

4! (Patrizia Oliva / Carlo Mascolo / Domenico Saccente / Felice Furioso): Factorial 4! (Patrizia Oliva / Carlo Mascolo / Domenico Saccente / Felice Furioso):
Factorial

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Free electroacoustic improvisation from the Italian quartet of Patrizia Oliva on voice, electronics, bawu, & objects, Carlo Mascolo on prepared trombone, Domenico Saccente on accordion and prepared piano, and Felice Furioso on drums, cupa cupa, contrabbassa, & sounded objects, using voice and unusual instrumentation to guide unusual and forward-thinking improv.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos: Jardin Carre Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos:
Jardin Carre

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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French double bassist Fred Marty joins Creative Sources core performers, violist Ernesto Rodrigues, cellist Guilherme Rodrigues and electronic artist Carlos Santos for an extensive improvisation exploring both lyrical and pointillistic improvisation, themed loosely around a garden quartet or frame, the music detailed, active and formidably sophisticated.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mar / Espvall / Faustino / Mira / &c.: Sul Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mar / Espvall / Faustino / Mira / &c.:
Sul

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recorded at the Galeria Monumental during the Small Format Materials II Festival, Sul is a large string-oriented ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues that includes percussionist Andrew Drury and double bassist Hernani Faustino, alongside Creative Sources core players, orchestrated with viola, violin, cello, double bass, classical guitar, zither, percussion and objects.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Adam Pultz Melbye / kriton b.: The Distant Sound Within Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Adam Pultz Melbye / kriton b.:
The Distant Sound Within

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Three strings--cello from Guilherme Rodrigues, double bass from Adam Pultz Melbye, and viola from Ernesto Rodrigues--plus harmonium and objects from Kriton Beyer, in a live performance at Kuhlspot Social Club in Berlin, each of the 9 movements a concentrative work named with a three-letter onomatopoeia, as the players draw sound from a mysterious dark distance.

Isotope Ensemble: Lanthanum Isotope Ensemble:
Lanthanum

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Creative Sources collective Isotope Ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues performed with a large electroacoustic group continues their investigation of isotopes, focusing on Lanthanum, a soft metal used in flints, through subtly-developing interplay the band, moving as one body, reaching several highly controlled periods of passionate improvisation, contrasting with beautifully serene sections; impressive.

Clinamen Trio : Enclins Clinamen Trio :
Enclins

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The French trio of Louis-Michel Marion on double bass, Jacques Didonato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola are heard in a live recording at Radio France, on June 12th, 2017, freely improvising in understated and rich layers of harmonics and tone, actively subdued interactions in an extended excursion of introspective chamber-oriented improvisation.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Richard Scott: We Still Have Bodies Rodrigues, Ernesto / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Richard Scott:
We Still Have Bodies

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Nine numbered improvisations for viola, cello and analog synth from the trio of Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues and Richard Scott, recorded live at Audience, in Berlin, Scott's synth layers adding subtle nuance including vocal sampling and static and strange noise as a counterpoint to the Rodrigues' subdued but detailed techniques, textures and intense concentration.

AntiClan: Volcano Hour AntiClan:
Volcano Hour

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With two members from Rotterdam's Albatre band--alto saxophonist Hugo Costa and drummer Philipp Ernsting--plus Mexican guitarist residing in Rotterdamn Josue Amador, this free jazz trio uses a diverse set of approaches that is more reflective and experimental than the jazz/punk of Albatre, yet still balances introspection and experimenation with assertive playing.

Olaf, Rupp / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues: RRR Olaf, Rupp / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues:
RRR

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Electric guitarist Olaf Rupp joins the father son/duo of violist Ernesto Rodrigues and cellist Guilherme cello, in studio recordings from Berlin in 2017, as three disparate strings intertwine in acoustics and electronics for an intensely evolving two part work, a textured tapestry of slow bowing, sustaining tones, unusual progressions, and odd percussive invention.

Skerebotte Fatta: Riders From The Ra Skerebotte Fatta:
Riders From The Ra

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Members of the Polish Infant Joy Quintet and Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra--saxophonist Jan Malkowski and drummer Dominik Mokrzewski--pair off in a dynamic album of solid free jazz, influences feeling like Albert Ayler or Steve Lacy, as the two show great technical and creative skills, sometimes in great motion, sometimes reflective, showing great command and direction.

Cirera, Albert / Abdul Moimeme / Alvaro Rosso: Dissection Room Cirera, Albert / Abdul Moimeme / Alvaro Rosso:
Dissection Room

(Creative Sources -- USA )

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Based in Lisbon but formed of Spanish, Portuguese, and Uruguayan players, Dissection Room performs abstract experimental improvisation using saxophone (Cirera), electric guitar and objects (Moimeme) and double bass (Rosso), presenting an extended live performance at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon in 2017, mysterious and dark sound and music of impressive skill and intent.

Lisbon String Trio & Carlos Zingaro: Theia Lisbon String Trio & Carlos Zingaro:
Theia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Adding a fourth string to the collaborations of Portugal's Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on contrabass, Portuguese violinist Carlos Zingaro adds an additional level of delicately complex interplay to the trio's exceptional free improvisation, as they pay tribute to the Greek goddess of light and extent.

Lisbon String Trio / Sei Miguel: From Faust Lisbon String Trio / Sei Miguel:
From Faust

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Trumpeter Sei Miguel joins the Portuguese Lisbon String Trio, his second collaboration with the free improvising core group of Miguel Mira on cello, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, and Alvaro Rosso on double bass, adding a distinctive voice to their subtle interplay as they present this three part work based on the legendary German character who traded his soul to the devil.

Anissegos, Antonis / Christos Yermenoglou: Intertitles Anissegos, Antonis / Christos Yermenoglou:
Intertitles

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Berlin pianist Antonis Anissegos and Greek drummer Christos Yermenoglou in an album of obscurely titled free improvisations, sophisticated and thoughtful discourse using both traditional and extended techniques, Anissegos inside and out of the piano, as the two converse through understated yet strong melodic threads, a truly lovely and accomplished album.

Fulgosi, Andreas / Carlo Mascolo: Losca Mio Gulfos Fulgosi, Andreas / Carlo Mascolo:
Losca Mio Gulfos

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Nine improvisations between Italian trombonist and tubes player Carlo Mascolo (Kerlox Dynamic Band) and guitarist Andreas Fulgosi (By-Spiel Project) on baritone guitar, recording in Lisbon in 2017 for calmly developing dialog using unusual techniques and approaches to both instruments.

Vandermark, Ken (w/ Daisy / Kurzmann / Stadhouders /  / Wooley / Yeh): Momentum 2 & 3 [2 CDs] Vandermark, Ken (w/ Daisy / Kurzmann / Stadhouders / / Wooley / Yeh):
Momentum 2 & 3 [2 CDs]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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Two sessions blending free jazz with experimental ea work: Nashville with Tim Daisy (drums), Christof Kurzmann (ppooll), Jasper Stadhouders (electric bass), Vandermark (reeds), Nate Wooley (trumpet) and C. Spencer Yeh (violin); then Chicago with Tim Barnes (drums), Nick Macri (acoustic bass), Lou Mallozzi (turntables), Vandermark (reeds) and Mars Williams (sax).

Yoshihide, Otomo / Paal Nilssen-Love: 19th of May, 2016 Yoshihide, Otomo / Paal Nilssen-Love:
19th of May, 2016

(PNL -- Norway )

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An intensively diverse and thrilling game of "cat and dog" between Norwegian percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love and Japanese guitarist Otomo Yoshihide, performing live at Dom Cultural Center, Moscow, Russia in 2016 for two extended improvisations that exemplify incredible technical skills, reflective and introspective dialog, and cathartic release; absolutely impressive.

Musicworks: #131 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#131 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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The second issue in the 40th anniversary year of Canada's foremost magazine exploring new music in composed, improvised, experimental and other unusual musics, articles including Peggy Lee, Circuit Bending, composer Maria de Alvear, an article on the Bug Incision label, plus a 14-track CD with tracks to accompany the articles, plus album reviews, live reviews, &c. &c.

Yes Deer: Gloss [VINYL] Yes Deer:
Gloss [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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The Norwegian & Danish freejazz-noise-rock trio Yes Deer of Anders Vestergaard on drums, Karl Bjora on guitar and Signe Dahlgreen on sax, in their third album of high energy, cacophonous and brutally joyful (they say "enthusiastic despair") collective improvisation.

Louis Minus XVI: De Anima [VINYL] Louis Minus XVI:
De Anima [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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With a decade of experience, the Flandres, Netherlands free jazz quartet of Adrien Douliez on alto saxophone, Jean Baptiste Rubin on tenor saxophone, Maxime Petit on bass, and Frederic L'Homme on drums blend ethnic and world music with assertive playing, from groove oriented to more aggressive forms, a unique voice in free playing.

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

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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

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

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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

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

(Incus -- UK )

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

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

(Incus -- UK )

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

Rose, Simon: Schmetterling Rose, Simon:
Schmetterling

(Not Two Records -- Great Britain )

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

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

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The long-running collaboration of Japanese saxophonist Akira Sakata, also on clarinet and voice, in a concert at Cave12 in Geneva, Switzerland with Swiss drummer Nicolas Field, for 4 recordings of intense and dynamic free improvisation with unusual moments from Sakata's vocalizing, extended and thoughtful drum soloing, and introspective moments on clarinet.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Their name taken from a poem by Wallace Stevens, the Netherlands-based trio of Ab Baars on sax and clarinet, Kaja Draksler on piano, and Joe Williamson on bass represent the spirit of the poem in seven compositions from Ab Baars plus two collective improvs, a great mix of serious and playful performance that diverts from detailed interaction to spacious reflectiveness.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A unique merging of free improvisation and chamber jazz, the trio of UK bassist Paul Rogers with German guitarist Olaf Rupp and soprano saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert using stunning technique in sensible ways as they present three extended works, energetic yet never frenetic, stretching their concepts through tight and enthralling dialog, a great achievement.

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

(Hi Hat -- UK )

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Recorded at the 2nd Free Jazz Meeting (now known as the SWR NewJazz Meeting) in Baden-Baden, 1967, with 4 recordings from the groupings of Jeanne Lee, Albert Mangelsdorff, Gunter Hampel & Pierre Courbois; Marion Brown, Peter Kowald & Sven-Ake Johansson; Albert Mangelsdorff, Evan Parker & John Stevens; and Don Cherry, Evan Parker, Peter Kowald, Buschi Niebergall & John Stevens.

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

(Hi Hat -- UK )

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The complete broadcast on the French radio station ORTF of Don Cherry's work at Studio 105, Maison de l'ORTF, Paris in March of 1967, finding multi-instrumentalist/trumpeter Don Cherry, also on cornet, piano, bamboo flute, gong, performing with Karl Berger on vibes, marimba, piano, celeste & percussion, and Jacques Thollot on drums, bells, & timbales.

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

(elsewhere -- USA )

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

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

(elsewhere -- USA )

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

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

(Incus -- UK )

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

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

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Legendary free jazz pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, founder of Globe Unity Orchestra and Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, met masterful Japanese pianist Aki Takase in 1995 for a live concert at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan, for a concert of intricate interplay and uniquely creative approaches, taking on work by Mingus, Monk, and even Frank Zappa.

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

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Legendary free jazz pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, founder of Globe Unity Orchestra and Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, met masterful Japanese pianist Aki Takase in 1995 for a live concert at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan, for a concert of intricate interplay and uniquely creative approaches, taking on work by Mingus, Monk, and even Frank Zappa.

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

(FMR -- UK )

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Vojvodinian composer and violist Szilard Mezei formed this septet in 2005, his 3rd chamber group with a distinctly free jazz voice, citing influences Gyorgy Szabados, Anthony Braxton, Bela Bartok, Witold Lutoslawsky, Gyoryg Ligeti, Jimmy Giuffre, Steve Lacy, Mal Waldron, to which we would add Eric Dolphy, here in their second FMR album capturing a live concert in Serbia, 2018.

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

(FMR -- UK )

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Recording at Centro Norton de Matos Gymnasium, in Coimbra, Portugal, the Frame Trio led by Portuguese trumpeter Luis Vicente and Portuguese guitarist Marcelo Dos Reis, with Belgium double bassist Nils Vermeulen rounding out their unique approach to improvised music blending jazz and free approaches as they present their six part "Luminaria" (Luminary) suite.

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

(FMR -- UK )

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Free Pantone trio is a Portuguese musical group recently created in Lisbon by bassist Rui Sousa, pianist Manuel Guimaraes and drummer Joao Valinho, using a trans-idiomatic and experimental approach they seek to exploit diverse musical genres and sub-genres from jazz and contemporary music using improvisation and real-time composition as their uniting principle.

Fox, Christopher (w/ John Butcher / Thomas Lehn / Paul Lovens / Axel Dorner): Topophony Fox, Christopher (w/ John Butcher / Thomas Lehn / Paul Lovens / Axel Dorner):
Topophony

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Three versions of English composer Christopher Fox's 2015 compositions "Topophony (for Orchestra With or Without Improvising Soloists", performed by the WDR Symphonieorchester conducted by Ilan Volkov, the 1st version with improvising trumpeter Axel Dorner, the 2nd without improvisation, and the 3rd with improvisers, saxophonist John Butcher & synth player Thomas Lehn.

von Wyl, Luzia Ensemble: Throwing Coins von Wyl, Luzia Ensemble:
Throwing Coins

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Swiss pianist and composer leads her Luzia von Wyl Ensemble, a 10 piece band orchestrated with piano, bass, drums, flute, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and marimba, in a series of original jazz pieces that embrace third-stream jazz and Middle Eastern modal melodies, her players taking on exceptional solo spots fueled by her sophisticated compositions.

Master Oogway: The Concert Koan [VINYL] Master Oogway:
The Concert Koan [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Powerful electric jazz roots from the Norwegian quartet of Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, Karl Erik E. Horndalsveen on double bass, and Martin Mellem on drums, shredding inspirations from 60s electric Miles and Ornette, with a rock influenced rhythm section and electric guitar work driving great soloing.

Heaven (Henrik Pultz Melbye / Ole Mofjell): IAPOE [VINYL] Heaven (Henrik Pultz Melbye / Ole Mofjell):
IAPOE [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Inspired by European improvisation, 60's NY-loft-avant-garde and Ethiopian jazz, Heaven, the Norwegian collaborative project of Danish saxophonist Henrik Pultz Melbye and Norwegian drummer Ole Mofjell, merge rhythmic and melodic realms, adding stretches of noise and non-idiomatic sounds, in fast-paced, highly-energetic, and highly-informed performances.

Rasmussen, Mette  / Chris Corsano: A View Of The Moon (From The Sun) Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano:
A View Of The Moon (From The Sun)

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Following their Relative Pitch album "All the Ghosts at Once", the free improvising duo of alto saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and drummer Chris Corsano, also on slide clarinet, release their 2nd album, a live concert at Cankarjev dom, in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2015, pushing the limits on both instruments through radical technique and inventive approaches to their playing.

Nordstrom, Fredrik : Needs Nordstrom, Fredrik :
Needs

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An all-star octet of Swedish improvisers is actually a double quaret with two reed players (Nordstrom & Ljugkvist), two brass players (Aleklint and Barno), two double bassists (Augustson and Zetterberg) and two drummers (Cantillo and Rundqvist), creating a powerful rhythmic foundation for a lyrical set of Nordstrom compositions and conductions.

Pitsiokos, Chris / Susana Santos Silva / Torbjorn Zetterberg: Child Of Illusion Pitsiokos, Chris / Susana Santos Silva / Torbjorn Zetterberg:
Child Of Illusion

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A profound sense of drama in free playing from the young collective trio of NY saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos with the establish partnership of Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and Swedish bassist Torbjourn Zetterberg, in chamber-like jazz, informed by their musical background that spreads over a myriad of aesthetics, full of nuance and beautiful interplay.

Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang): What's Next? Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang):
What's Next?

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A great example of the Norwegian creative jazz scene, the quintet of Andree Roligheten on sax & clarinet, Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Oscar Gronberg on piano, Jon Rune Strom on double bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums take their name from an Ornette Coleman LP, as they show us 'What's Next' by blending lyrical and free approaches with unexpected twists and turns.

Desprez, Julien / Luis Lopes: Boa Tarde [VINYL] Desprez, Julien / Luis Lopes:
Boa Tarde [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Two guitarists with unique approaches to their instruments -- Paris-based Julen Depsrez and Lisbon-based Luis Lopes -- in an experimental album of evolving sound through extreme modification of guitar sound and sustain, mysteriously building their interactions from whispering sonics to growling harmonics, tightly controlled but bristling with complex energy.

Musica De Selvagem (Decloedt / Nader / Rodrigues / Ferreira / Marques): Volume Unico Musica De Selvagem (Decloedt / Nader / Rodrigues / Ferreira / Marques):
Volume Unico

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Reacting to negative comments about Brazilian music, Sao Paulo-born double bassist Arthur Decloedt recruited saxophonist Filipe Nader to create a new, spontaneous and free-form take on Brazilian jazz, using pop songs as a jumping off point, with four vocalists and a five piece band creating compelling new and unusual hybrids of Brazil's rich, rhythmic and compelling music.

Albatre (Costa / Almeida / Ernstring): The Fall Of The Damned Albatre (Costa / Almeida / Ernstring):
The Fall Of The Damned

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Rotterdam based band comprising two Portuguese players--Gonccalo Almeida on bass and Hugo Costa on sax--and German drummer Philipp Ernsting, the trio adding electronics, keys and effects, in their third album slamming hard free jazz and rock angst into a controlled chaos, a maelstrom of powerful riffs, rugged soloing, and mesmerizing grooves.

Knalpot (Fanoli / Jager / Caron): Dierendag Knalpot (Fanoli / Jager / Caron):
Dierendag

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Sporting a strange sense of humor and blending rock and improvisation, instrumentally this Amsterdam is the duo of Raphael Vanoli on guitar, synth, & electronics and Gerri Jager on drums, synths, & electronics, with Sandor Caron providing sound design, here in an album of stylistic amalgamations of unexpected and upbeat rhythmic oddity and fun melodic inventiveness.

Sommer, Gunter Baby (w/ Till Bronner): Baby's Party Sommer, Gunter Baby (w/ Till Bronner):
Baby's Party

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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For his 75th birthday celebration, German free jazz legend Guther "Baby" Sommer joined with German trumpeter and flugelhornist Till Bronner for a rhythmically inventive, lyrical, and joyful album of free improvisation, nine pieces from Sommer plus "Danny Boy" (Weatherly) and Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood", making for a stylish and upbeat party!

Aeby, Stefen Trio (w/ Andre Pousaz / Michi Stulz): The London Concert Aeby, Stefen Trio (w/ Andre Pousaz / Michi Stulz):
The London Concert

(Intakt -- Austria )

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The Stefan Aeby Trio at the Intakt Festival at Vortex Jazz Club in London 2017, the pianist leading his trio with bassist Andre Pousaz and drummer Michi Stulz through lyrical original compositions from Aeby, with one from Pousaz, a wonderful example of the modern piano trio that embrace a wealth of styles and approaches while flowing clearly in jazz history.

Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen): We Must Mustn't We [VINYL] Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen):
We Must Mustn't We [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Leveraging influences in improvisation and contemporary compositional music, Belgian/Oslo pianist Jonas Cambien, a member of Simiskina and Platform, extends his own trio of saxophonist Andre Rolighete and drummer Andreas Wildhagen with trumpeter Torstein Lavik Larsen on 2 tracks, as they balance jazz, avant, free improv and other hybrid forms in a compellingly creative album.

Cappozzo, Cecile Trio (Grente / Ziemniak w/ Jean-Luc Cappozzo): Sub Rosa Cappozzo, Cecile Trio (Grente / Ziemniak w/ Jean-Luc Cappozzo):
Sub Rosa

(Ayler -- France )

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The French free improvising trio of pianist Cecile Cappozzo, double bassist Patrice Grente, and drummer Etienne Ziemniak are heard in performance at "la Maison en Bois" in Abbeville-la-Riviere in 2018, with trumpeter Jean-Luc Capozzo joining them on the title track, as they bring order to the 4 part "Chaos" through superb collective improvisation.

Chevallier, David  / Valentin Ceccaldi: Zebres Chevallier, David / Valentin Ceccaldi:
Zebres

(Ayler -- France )

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Two generations of improvisers--Valentin Ceccaldi on cello the senior, and the younger performer, David Chevallier on electric guitar and 6- and 12-stringed acoustic guitars--meet for the first time to intertwine strings in Nantes, France, with Benjamin Duboc recording seven diverse dialogs of imaginative style and authoritative technique.

Leandre, Joelle / Marc Ducret: Chez Helene Leandre, Joelle / Marc Ducret:
Chez Helene

(Ayler -- France )

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Jean-Marc Foussat recorded the French improvising duo of electric guitairst Marc Ducret and double bassist Joelle Leandre at 19PaulFort in May, 2018, the title drawn from a poem by Edgar Allen Poe, as the two trade acoustic and electric string approaches in a sophisticated dialog of exceptional technique and inventive approaches; superb.

Butcher, John / Eddie Prevost: Visionary Fantasies Butcher, John / Eddie Prevost:
Visionary Fantasies

(Matchless -- UK )

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A series of inspired solo and duo performances from AMM founder, percussionist Eddie Prevost and free improvising saxophonist John Butcher, captured live at London's Iklectik in 2018, splitting the album between solo and duo work as the two morph their instruments into incredible sonic devices, with intense concentration and dialog nothing short of fantastic.

Chaos Echoes w/ Mats Gustafsson: Sustain [VINYL - transparent blue] Chaos Echoes w/ Mats Gustafsson:
Sustain [VINYL - transparent blue]

(Utech Records -- USA )

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A thick and sick album of heavy electro-improvisation when the French quartet Chaos Echoes of brothers Ilmar Uibo on drums & percussion and Kalevi Uibo on guitar and effects, Fabien W. Furter on guitar and effects, and Stefan Thanneur on bass and effects meets with baritone saxophone Mats Gustafsson for two intense and dark tracks cut to transparent blue vinyl.



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