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Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire: Quaturo Machaut Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire:
Quaturo Machaut

(Ayler -- France )

Price: $13.56

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Taking their name from composer Guillaume de Machaut, Quentin Biardeau directs his saxophone quartet as they reinterpret his 1365 polyphonic mass "Messe de Nostre Dame", using the resonance of the the Abbey of Noirlac, France to enhance these beautifully paced compositions.

Barkingside (Ward / Hawkins / Lash / May) Barkingside (Ward / Hawkins / Lash / May):

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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A quartet of four excellent young improvising musicians based in London and Oxford, none of whom have ever been to the outer London suburb of Barkingside.

Barnes, Tim + Jeph Jerman: Live + Gallery Denver Barnes, Tim + Jeph Jerman:
Live + Gallery Denver

(AARC -- USA )

Price: $9.95

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Minimal percussionist Tim Barnes (Quakebasket) met with sound artists Jeph Jerman in a gallery in Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2005, recording this 45 minute improvisation.

Barnes, Tim / Toshio Kajiwara / Marina Rosenfeld: A Water's Wake Barnes, Tim / Toshio Kajiwara / Marina Rosenfeld:
A Water's Wake

(Quakebasket -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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Available again after a 10 year break, the trio of of drummer and label-leader Tim Barnes with two NY turntablists and electronic artists - Toshio Kajiwara and Marina Rosenfeld - in unusual and unique sonic dialogs.

Barnyard Drama: Christmas Singalong Volume 6 Barnyard Drama:
Christmas Singalong Volume 6

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Toronto's Xmas series with an amazing lineup Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, John Southworth, Tania Gill, Kyle Brenders, Justin Haynes, Julia Hambleton, DB Boyko, &c. &c.

Barnyard Drama: Memories and a List of Things to Do Barnyard Drama:
Memories and a List of Things to Do

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Drummer and electronic artist Jean Martin joins forces with amazing vocalist Christine Duncan for an album of rhythmic soundscapes and free vocal improvisation.

Baron / Denzler / Guionnet / Rives: Propagations Baron / Denzler / Guionnet / Rives:
Propagations

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $17.95

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Four reed players of the European improv community in a series of compositions exploring drones, flutters, grainy tones, and powerfully radical approaches to the sax.

Barrett, Richard: Adrift Barrett, Richard:
Adrift

(psi -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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Three live performances of collaborative electroacoustic compositions from 2007-08, each exploring different points of contact between precomposed structures and spontaneous invention.

Barretto, Jorge Lima : Zul Zelub Barretto, Jorge Lima :
Zul Zelub

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $15.59

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Legendary performer, writer and political situationist Lima Barreto (Telectu) in an electroacoustic work based around the piano and using short wave radio and CD players.

BassX3: Transatlantic BassX3:
Transatlantic

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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Three bass instrumentalists - Gebhard Ullman on bass clarinet and bass flute, Chris Dahlgren on double bass, and Clayton Thomas on double bass, improvising on the lower end of the tonal range of chamber music.

Battikha, Philippe: Invisible Backgrounds Battikha, Philippe:
Invisible Backgrounds

(Samizdat -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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A beautiful solo album from Montreal/Brooklyn trumpeter Philippe Battikha, who also developed the field recordings over which he plays, joined on two tracks by double bassist Johan Fortune, in a melancholy and haunting album of emotionally rich soundscapes.

Battus / Abdelnour: Ichnites Battus / Abdelnour:
Ichnites

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $16.95

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Unusual improvisation from saxophonist Abdelnour using extended and microtonal techniques, and Pascal Battus who works with rotating surfaces from Walkmans as sound exciters.

Battus, Pascal / Lionel Marchetti / Emmanuel Petit : La Vie Dans Les Bois Battus, Pascal / Lionel Marchetti / Emmanuel Petit :
La Vie Dans Les Bois

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

Price: $11.95

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A document of a musical performance recorded in the open air near a castle in France by Pascal Bathus and Emmanuel Petit on electric guitars, and Lionel Marchetti credited with "electricity", recorded while Yoko Higashi performed a butoh dance during their music performance.

Baumann, Franziska / Matthias Ziegler: Voices & Tides  <i>[Used Item]</i> Baumann, Franziska / Matthias Ziegler:
Voices & Tides [Used Item]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $8.95

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"There is a definite sense of a drama of the creative process which entices the listener into an undreamt-of world of sounds. What makes this duo so special is the density of chamber music, the aural tension, the mutually intuitive read...

Baumann, Franziska Trio: Potage Du Jour  <i>[Used Item]</i> Baumann, Franziska Trio:
Potage Du Jour [Used Item]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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"A spontaneously composed dish has now gained a fixed position on the menu card. In late 1999, informal sessions were so exciting that a new band was founded on the spot, the Swiss improvisational trio Potage du Jour with the singer/voc...

Bay's Leap: Swans Over Dorking Bay's Leap:
Swans Over Dorking

(Citystream -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95

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The debut album by the British Improvised Music trio Bay's Leap of clarinetist Noel Taylor, pianist Clare Simmonds and cellist James Barralet, presenting 11 spontaneously improvised compositions that bridge avant jazz and contemporary classical chamber music.

Bayal & Arnaud Riviere: First Contact Bayal & Arnaud Riviere:
First Contact

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $10.95

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John Boyle & Aya Onishi of Nihilist Spasm Band with Arnaud Riviere of Textile Orchestra from their first set of unrelenting primal improv at Sonic Protest 2007 in France.

Beger, Albert & Gerry Hemingway: There's Nothing Better To Do Beger, Albert & Gerry Hemingway:
There's Nothing Better To Do

(OutNow Recordings -- Israel )

Price: $12.95

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A live recording at Levontin 7 in Tel Aviv between drummer/percussionist Gerry Hemingway and Israeli free jazz luminary Albert Beger on alto & soprano saxophones, a playful and interactive session.

Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs: Phosphor 2 Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs:
Phosphor 2

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $16.16

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Electro-acoustic improv from the Phosphor grouping, an amazing set of musicians who began working together in 2001 and have developed a complex and incredible form of interplay.

Bell, Clive & Hallett, Sylvia: The Geographers Bell, Clive & Hallett, Sylvia:
The Geographers

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.45

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Bell, Clive / Saade, Bechir: An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney Bell, Clive / Saade, Bechir:
An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $17.95

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Shakuhachi duets from veteran player Clive Bell and Lebanese improviser Bechir Saade recorded in England, 2007; lyrical, haunting and unexpected.

Bennett / Johnston / Mezzacappa / Rosaly: Shipwreck 4 Bennett / Johnston / Mezzacappa / Rosaly:
Shipwreck 4

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $15.95

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Named for Shipwreck Studios, this is the first meeting between San Francisco Bay Area improvisers Darren Johnston (trumpet), Aaron Bennett (sax) and Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) with Chicago drummer Frank Rosaly, for 6 tracks of outstanding interactive and playful improvisation.

Bennink / Evan Parker, Han: The Grass Is Greener Bennink / Evan Parker, Han:
The Grass Is Greener

(psi -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.50

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Dutch percussionist Han Bennink meets tenor saxophonist Evan Parker for their first duo release recorded in the studio in Gateway Studios, London, 2000.

Bennink, Han / Ex, Terrie: Zeng! Bennink, Han / Ex, Terrie:
Zeng!

(Terp Records -- The Netherlands )

Price: $16.95

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Bennink, Han and Chadbourne, Eugene: Han & Eugene Bennink, Han and Chadbourne, Eugene:
Han & Eugene

(Chadula -- USA )

Price: $16.95

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Bent Spoon Duo, The: out there in the sea Bent Spoon Duo, The:
out there in the sea

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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Bug Incision's Bent Spoon Duo, in a release as part of the Micro Editions Series, in a performance of Chris Dadge and Scott Munro live in Vancouver, Feb 2008.

Bent Spoon Duo: Cover Prince Bent Spoon Duo:
Cover Prince

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $10.95

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The Calgary duo of Chris Dadge on violin and acoustic guitar, and Scott Munro on violin and partial trombone, performing live in Edmonton, Canada.

Bent Spoon Trio + 3: Dead Salems Dance in Their Ashtrays Bent Spoon Trio + 3:
Dead Salems Dance in Their Ashtrays

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $12.95

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The Bent Spoon Trio + 3 (Thom Golub, Jay Crocker, Danny Meichel) from their monthly series at Theatre Junction in Calgary.

Bent Spoon Trio: St. Paul Electric Bent Spoon Trio:
St. Paul Electric

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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Bent Spoon Trio: lost in a chinese attic Bent Spoon Trio:
lost in a chinese attic

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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A summer 2007 show of the Bent Spoon Trio recorded in an underground tunnel in Calgary, here joined by reed player Danny Meichel.

Beresford / Flinn / Tucker: Ink Room Beresford / Flinn / Tucker:
Ink Room

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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The trio of Steve Beresford on electronics, Stephen Flinn on drums and percussion, and Dave Tucker on electric guitar in a quirky, unique and exciting set of improvisations recorded in London.

Bergmann, Hubert: Quietas Miniatures <i>[Used Item]</i> Bergmann, Hubert:
Quietas Miniatures [Used Item]

(Mudoks Records -- Germany )

Price: $9.95

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"Miniatures. Recorded as early as 1990, but currently playing (?) Hung up, he shows his introspective side. He leaves with a steady hand and a permeable sense of life, from which one could never learn to dive and rise in the past displa...

Bergmann, Hubert: Reminiszenzen <i>[Used Item]</i> Bergmann, Hubert:
Reminiszenzen [Used Item]

(Mudoks Records -- Germany )

Price: $9.95

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"Hubert Bergmann is still too little known in regard to his improvisational lucidity and conscientious tackling of past issues of jazz pianism. Reminiszenzen, released in 2010, lasts 75 minutes; usually I consider this duration excessiv...

Bergmark & Klapper : 58 Tracks From A Common Orbit  <i>[Used Item]</i> Bergmark & Klapper :
58 Tracks From A Common Orbit [Used Item]

(Musica Genera -- Poland )

Price: $8.95

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"We suggest random playing of this CD."-Bergmark & Klapper ...

Bertoncini, Tiziana / Thomas Lehn: Horsky Park Bertoncini, Tiziana / Thomas Lehn:
Horsky Park

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $12.00

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Two instruments - Bertoncini on violin; Lehn on analogue synth - with totally different histories come together and look for a connection across two great sets from 2006 & 2010.

Beta Popes: Live Hate Beta Popes:
Live Hate

(Veal -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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Even more hate filled underground improvised metal from the power trio of Jamie Saft, Bobbie Previte and Skerik, captured live in the UK at Subtone in 2005.

Bettis, Chuck & Friends: Community Of Commotion Bettis, Chuck & Friends:
Community Of Commotion

(North East Indie -- USA )

Price: $4.00

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NY downtown electronic artist and vocalist Chuck Bettis in a mostly-studio release of experimental works with artists Ikue Mori, DJ Toshio Kajiwara, Audrey Chen, Tim Barnes, &c. &c.

Beuger, Antoine / Konzert Minimal: The Berlin Series No. 5: tschirtner tunings for twelve Beuger, Antoine / Konzert Minimal:
The Berlin Series No. 5: tschirtner tunings for twelve

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $14.95

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A beautiful and delicate long-form composition by Wandelweiser founder Antoine Beuger, exquisitely interpreted by the Berlin ensemble Konzert Minimal, which includes among others Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Catherine Lamb, Michael Thieke and Koen Nutters.

Bi-Ki?: Quelque Chose Au Milieu Bi-Ki?:
Quelque Chose Au Milieu

(BeCoq -- France )

Price: $12.95

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The alto sax duet of Jean-Baptiste Rubin and Sakina Abdou sculpt sound material that draws on the acoustic resources of the space within which they play, captured here in various locations in Northern France by the keen ear of saxophonist/conceptualist Jean-Luc Guionnet.

Bianco, Tony & Paul Dunmall: Hour Glass [2 CDs] Bianco, Tony & Paul Dunmall:
Hour Glass [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $19.50

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Two energetic, extended improvisations led by drummer Tony Bianco, one with Paul Dunmall (saxophones) and Marcio Mattos (double bass), the other with Dunmall (saxophone) and Paul Rogers (bass).

Bianco, Tony / Dave Liebman / Tony Marino: Line Ish Bianco, Tony / Dave Liebman / Tony Marino:
Line Ish

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.95

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Tony Bianco (drums) in a trio with Dave Liebman (saxophones, flute, piano) and Tony Marino (double bass) playing fiery jazz compositions as well as a few short improvisations.

Bianco, Tony: Utoma Quartet Bianco, Tony:
Utoma Quartet

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $10.00

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Borrowing from Elvin Jones' concepts, drummer Bianco's band uses 2 saxophones (Mike Fletcher and Mark Hanslip), bass (Colin Somervell) and drums, for energetic and ecstatic jazz compositions creating a continual pulse with long lines and looped synchronicity.

Biondini / Godard / Niggli: Mavi Biondini / Godard / Niggli:
Mavi

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $19.95

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Exhiliarating melodic free jazz from the trio of Biondini (accordion), Godard (tuba & serpent) and Niggli (drums & percussion) in an album referencing the clear blue color of earth as seen from space.

Biota: Almost Never Biota:
Almost Never

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00

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Biota: Cape Flyaway Biota:
Cape Flyaway

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00

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Incredibly crafted sonic worlds from the Biota collective, and indescribable orchestration of electric & acoustic guitars, clavioline, trumpet, organ, micromoog, biolmellodrone, voice, electric & acoustic violins, bass, percussion, &c.

Biota: Half a True Day Biota:
Half a True Day

(Recommended Records -- USA )

Price: $12.00

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The eclectic, transformative and fascinating Biota (Mnemonists) in their 6th ReR CD of freeform sound, with video files and 13 images of paintings, drawing and woodcuts.

Biota: Invisible Map Biota:
Invisible Map

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00

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Biota: Object Holder Biota:
Object Holder

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00

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Biota: Tumble Biota:
Tumble

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00

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Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke Duo: Row for William O. Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke Duo:
Row for William O.

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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New York bassist Michael Bisio pays tribute to his teacher William O. Smith in this tremendous duo with cornetist Kirk Knuffke, in a beautiful mix of lyrical playing and heavy technical skills made to sound remarkably simply; a joyful and profound jazz album.

Bittova / Riley / Ziporyn: Eviyan Live Bittova / Riley / Ziporyn:
Eviyan Live

(Victo -- Canada )

Price: $12.00

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EVIYAN is Iva Bittova, Gyan Riley & Evan Ziporyn - 3 unique composer/performers merging into a singular sound, an intimate, acoustic blend of world roots, post-minimalism, jazz, rock, and cabaret.

Black Music Disaster Black Music Disaster:

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Bridging the UK and US, Black Music Disaster features Spiritualized's legendary J Spaceman, Spring Heel Jack's multi-instrumentalist John Coxon, acclaimed jazz artist Matthew Shipp, and drummer Steve Noble.

Black Spirituals: Black Tape [CASSETTE with download] Black Spirituals:
Black Tape [CASSETTE with download]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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The duo of Zachary James Watkins on guitar and electroncis and Marshall Trammell on drums in a dark album of distorted riffs and heavy polyrhythmic drumming, free playing that demands attention while entrancing the listener in gritty sound.

Blacksberg, Daniel Trio (w/ Matt Engle & Mike Szekely): Perilous Architecture [VINYL] Blacksberg, Daniel Trio (w/ Matt Engle & Mike Szekely):
Perilous Architecture [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $25.95

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Brooklyn trombonist Dan Blacksberg's and the powerful rhythm section of bassist Matt Engle (Shot X Shot) & drummer Mike Szekely (Anthony Braxton Quartet) in their 2nd NoBusiness release, performing compositions pushing the limits of the trombone while adhering to jazz roots.

Blancarte, Tom / Peter Evans / Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen / Dan Peck: The Gauntlet of Mehen Blancarte, Tom / Peter Evans / Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen / Dan Peck:
The Gauntlet of Mehen

(Destiny Records -- USA )

Price: $9.95

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The quartet of bassist Tom Blancarte and saxophonist/vocalist Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen (The Home of Easy Credit), Dan Peck on tuba (The Gate, also with Blancarte) and trumpeter Peter Evans, for an album inspired by the collaborative gameplay of the classic arcade game, Gauntlet.

Blancarte, Tom: The Shortening Of The Way [VINYL] Blancarte, Tom:
The Shortening Of The Way [VINYL]

(Tubapede -- USA )

Price: $15.95

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A contrasting album of beauty and sonic exploration from Texas native, NY bassist Tom Blancarte, fueled by quotes from Frank Herbert and Ran Prieur, an unusual and creative album using extended and imaginative techniques from one of NY's finest bassists.

Blaser, Samuel / Benoit Delbecq / Gerry Hemingway: Fourth Landscape Blaser, Samuel / Benoit Delbecq / Gerry Hemingway:
Fourth Landscape

(Nuscope -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Trombonist Samuel Blaser leads a trio of Benoit Delbecqu (piano & keys) and Gerry Hemingway (drums & percussion) through 11 tracks that merge modern improvisation with conceptual compositional elements creating intense, introspective & intelligent music.

Bleak House: Dark Poetry Bleak House:
Dark Poetry

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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The Norwegian free-improvising trio of prepared pianist Dag-Filip Roaldsnes, alto saxophonist Kim-Erik Pedersen, and percussionist Tore Sandbakken in 14 darkly graceful and succinct works.

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette Bley / Koglmann / Peacock:
Annette

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.

Blondy, Frederic / Ninh, Le Quan  : exaltatio utriesque mundi Blondy, Frederic / Ninh, Le Quan :
exaltatio utriesque mundi

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $18.45

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