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Edelin's, Michel Flute Fever Orchestra with special guest Nicole Mitchell: Kalamania [2 CDs] Edelin's, Michel Flute Fever Orchestra with special guest Nicole Mitchell:
Kalamania [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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French flutist Michel Edelin leads this 6-piece band named in honor of Jeremy Steig, with 4 flutists including Sylvaine Helary, Ludivine Issambourg, and Nicole Mitchell, plus John Betsch (drums) and Peter Giron (bass) in exceptional, unexpected and inclusive approaches to improv.

Matthews / Rives: arethusa <i>[Used Item]</i> Matthews / Rives:
arethusa [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Saxophonist Rives with Wade Matthews on software synthesis and manipulated field recordings in a piece inspired by the story of Arethusa, a servant of the Greek goddess Artemis.

Mauri, Luca: between love and hate <i>[Used Item]</i> Mauri, Luca:
between love and hate [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Guitarist Luca Mauri (I/O) in a gorgeous record of solo guitar work, semi-ambient drones and effected works of beautiful tonal atmospheres.

Mayhall, Matt : Tropes Mayhall, Matt :
Tropes

(Skirl -- USA )

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Drummer Mayhall brings together a great set of improvisers, including guitarist Jeff Parker, bassist Paul Bryan, keyboardist Jeff Babko and tenor saxophonist Chris Speed, for electric, lyrical and sonically powerful compositions founded on compelling textures and rhythms.

Molinaro, Joey: The Inalienable Dreamless / We <i>[Used Item]</i> Molinaro, Joey:
The Inalienable Dreamless / We [Used Item]

(Inverted Music Company -- USA )

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Music teacher, student, and violinist Joey Molinaro offers two progressive recordings on one piece of wax that summarize his comprehensive approach to acoustic folk music, classical execution, and hardcore punk aesthetics.

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa: centre of mass <i>[Used Item]</i> Monteiro, Alfredo Costa:
centre of mass [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Limited edition CDR from AT's Byways series, a stunning piece for solo cymbal, demonstrating an extraordinary variety and musicality from such limited means.

Paul, Leah: We Will Do The Worrying Paul, Leah:
We Will Do The Worrying

(Skirl -- USA )

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LA flutist Leah Paul began these works as through-composed chamber pieces, with lyrical content evolving as each song took shape, performed in a hybrid band of improvisers and chamber players with Afton Hefley singing about meditation of dreams and childhood memories.

Saint Francis Duo: Los Bordes De Las Respuestas [VINYL] Saint Francis Duo:
Los Bordes De Las Respuestas [VINYL]

(Dropa Disc -- Belgium )

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The Saint Francis Duo of Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))), KTL) and Steve Noble (Rip, Rig and Panic, Brotzmann, Parker, Edwards ...) present a tour-de-force of darkly improvised drone and doom in a studio album of violently dark guitar work and ferocious drumming.

Durio Zibethinus (Quentin Biardeau / Valentin Ceccaldi): Poissons Frais Durio Zibethinus (Quentin Biardeau / Valentin Ceccaldi):
Poissons Frais

(BeCoq -- France )

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Saxophonist Quentin Biardeau and cellist Valentin Ceccalid, also on percussion, are Durio Zibethinus, a duo from Orleans, France using traditional and unusual instruments to present unique free improvisations balancing powerful technique and just plain creative fun.

Gourdon, Yann / Maxime Petit / Jean-Luc Guionnet: Soli - Fanzine [3 CD + BOOK] Gourdon, Yann / Maxime Petit / Jean-Luc Guionnet:
Soli - Fanzine [3 CD + BOOK]

(BeCoq -- France )

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A strange and bizarrely beautiful "fanzine" of three CDs, one each from hurdy gurdy drone artist Yann Gourdon, bass guitarist Maxime Petite, and Jean Luc Guionnet on organ, with illustration by artists Fredox, Celine Guichard, and 38Fillette; an odd and absorbing package.

McDonas, Thollem / Mad King Edmund: Happening: A Movement In 12 Acts McDonas, Thollem / Mad King Edmund:
Happening: A Movement In 12 Acts

(ESP -- USA )

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A 12 act musical treatise with spoken and sung libretto by guitarist/writer Ed Pettersen about the current state of the US & how the Occupy movement has affected our psyche; developed for performance with pianist Thollem McDonas, drummer Pet Abbot, and saxophonst Jeff Lederer.

Thollem / Oliveros / Cline: Molecular Affinity [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Thollem / Oliveros / Cline:
Molecular Affinity [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(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.

Kang, Eyvind / Jessika Kenney: Reverse Tree [VINYL] Kang, Eyvind / Jessika Kenney:
Reverse Tree [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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One large work each from Eyvind Kang (viola) and Jessika Kenney (voice), Kang presenting a chamber work inspired by a text by the Tang dynasty poet Hsueh T'ao with a large ensemble; Kenney using an ensemble of strings alongside Seattle's Gamelan Pacifica, performing on Javanese instruments.

Parker, Jeff: Slight Freedom Parker, Jeff:
Slight Freedom

(Eremite -- USA )

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Chicago/West Coast guitarist and Tortoise mainstay Jeff Parker in, surprisingly, his first solo guitar album, in four beautifully moody and atmospheric improvisations including Frank Ocean's "Super Rich Kids", Neil Young's ""Discreet Music"" and Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life".

Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra: I Roam The Cosmos [VINYL] Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra:
I Roam The Cosmos [VINYL]

(Art Yard -- UK )

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An unreleased, previously unheard live session of Sun Ra with his 18 piece Solar Arkestra recorded at Slug's Saloon in New York in 1972, performing the title track along with "Discipline 27-II", a large work and a "poetic journey to the outer limits of planetary awareness".

Tilbury, John / John Lely / Dirar Kalash & Christian Wolff: Seaside Tilbury, John / John Lely / Dirar Kalash & Christian Wolff:
Seaside

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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1st recordings of John Tilbury playing clavichord, recorded on his own instrument at his home, combined with improvised trios for clavichord, oud (played by Dirar Kalash) and John Lely's distinctive low-key electronics, plus compositions by Christian Wolff & John Lely.

Ease: Klaus Filip / Noid: No No No, No Ease: Klaus Filip / Noid:
No No No, No

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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An anniversary release for the 10 year collaboration of Ease, the duo of Klaus Filip and Noid, using Filip's ppooll software (formerly lloopp) to tailor both pure electronic sound and modified field recordings into subtle and mysterious sound environments.

MKM (Jason Kahn / Gunter Muller / Norbert Moslang): Instants // Paris MKM (Jason Kahn / Gunter Muller / Norbert Moslang):
Instants // Paris

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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The 2nd release from the electroacoustic improvising trio of Jason Kahn (analog synthesizer), Gunter Muller (percussion-based samples and electronics) and Norbert Moslang (cracked everyday electronics), performing live at Les Instants Chavires in Paris, France.

Murayama, Seijiro / Soundworm: Space & Place <i>[Used Item]</i> Murayama, Seijiro / Soundworm:
Space & Place [Used Item]

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Percussionist Murayama and Soundworm (Hiromits Shoji) in a work following a score that switches between clusters of live microphones as Murayama improvises to the resulting sound.

Hauf / Jackson / Stein / Rosaly / Hess / Hartman: Next Delusion [VINYL] Hauf / Jackson / Stein / Rosaly / Hess / Hartman:
Next Delusion [VINYL]

(Shameless -- Germany )

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A powerful band fueled by three woodwind players (Boris Hauf, Keefe Jackson, Jason Stein) and three drummers (Frank Rosaly, Steven Hess, and Michael Hartman), capable of both rage and introspection in collective improvisation that's one part joy, one part catharsis.

Oliveros, Pauline / Connie Crothers: Live At The Stone Oliveros, Pauline / Connie Crothers:
Live At The Stone

(Important Records -- USA )

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Two superb improvisers who both sadly passed away in 2016, performing together in 2014 at John Zorn's The Stone in NYC, originally released as a memorial for Crothers by Oliveros, and now as a testament to the incredible talents and improvisational dialog of both musicians.

Wright, Jack / Guillaume Viltard / Grundik Kasyansky: And Surging Roars Against My Pillow Wright, Jack / Guillaume Viltard / Grundik Kasyansky:
And Surging Roars Against My Pillow

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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Recording in London in 2010 as part of series of performances and studio sessions, the trio of Jack Wright on saxophone, Guillaume Viltard on double bass and Grundik Kasyansky electronics present a freely improvised set of advanced techniques that impart lyrical warmth.

Wright, Jack / Joel Kromer / Edmond Cho: This Is Where You Get Off Wright, Jack / Joel Kromer / Edmond Cho:
This Is Where You Get Off

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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After working together in various combinations for two years, the trio of Jack Wright on saxophones, Joel Kromer on modular synth, and Edmond Cho on guitar recorded these two large improvisations: demanding and rewarding free improvisation.

Wright, Jack / Ron Stabinsky: Just What You Need Today Wright, Jack / Ron Stabinsky:
Just What You Need Today

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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Mostly Other People Do The Killing pianist Ron Stabinsky joins free jazz saxophonist Jack Wright for a wild session pushing both players into adventurous territory, Stabinsky taking up the trumpet and using dental floss, light bulbs and other objects inside the piano.

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mary Halvorson: Crop Circles Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mary Halvorson:
Crop Circles

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A studio encounter between pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and electric guitarist Mary Halvorson, both using sophisticated techniques giving unique voices to their playing styles, in a set of improvisations that balance playful, subtle, energetic, and emotional playing.

Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay: Amalgam Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay:
Amalgam

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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A wild and exciting duo between cellist Okkyung Lee and legendary turntable improviser Christian Marclay performing live at London's Cafe Oto for a single long track that runs through an astonishing dynamic of invention and atmospheres in a gripping and spellbinding set.

Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay: Amalgam [VINYL] Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay:
Amalgam [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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A wild and exciting duo between cellist Okkyung Lee and legendary turntable improviser Christian Marclay performing live at London's Cafe Oto for a single long track that runs through an astonishing dynamic of invention and atmospheres in a gripping and spellbinding set.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: Freedom Is Space For The Spirit Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin:
Freedom Is Space For The Spirit

(FMR -- USA )

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During their 2014 tour, Canadian saxophonist Francois Carrier and long-time partner, percussionist Michel Lambert, went into the Experimental Sound Gallery [ESG 21] in St. Petersburg, Russia with pianist Alexey Lapin to record these superb free improvisations.

Dunmall, Paul Quintet: The Dreamtime Suite Dunmall, Paul Quintet:
The Dreamtime Suite

(FMR -- UK )

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Saxophonist Paul Dunmall's quintet with Hamid Drake, Dave Kane, Steve Tromans, and Percy Pusgove, bridge traditional with chamber jazz and world music, including a work for bagpipes and frame drum, in a monumental suite of improvisational possibilities.

Fielder, Alvin / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith : The Shape Finds Its Own Space Fielder, Alvin / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith :
The Shape Finds Its Own Space

(FMR -- UK )

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West Coast double bassist and mid-west drummer Alvin Fielder meet Norways saxophonist Frode Gjerstad at the 2016 No Idea Festival in Austin, TX, opening the festival with this remarkable display of free improvisation, a seething and burning set from these veteran players.

Govaert, Onno / Marcelo Dos Reis / Luis Vicente / Kristjan Martinsson: In Layers Govaert, Onno / Marcelo Dos Reis / Luis Vicente / Kristjan Martinsson:
In Layers

(FMR -- UK )

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With members from Twenty One 4Tet, Clock and Clouds, Cactus Truck, and trumpeter Luis Vicente's Trio, this quartet's strength lies in a seemingly casual approach to what is in execution intensely detailed dialog, each member contributing to a unique and entrancing group sound.

Reincke / Huges / Popple: Play "The Trio" Reincke / Huges / Popple:
Play "The Trio"

(FMR -- UK )

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The Trio was the influential 60's band of saxophonist John Surman, drummer Stu Martin, and bassist Barre Phillips, here paid tribute by saxophonist Bernd Reincke, drummer Chad Popple, and bassist John Hughes, using their tunes as a springboard for exuberant modern improv.

Rulemares : Atractor Extrano Rulemares :
Atractor Extrano

(FMR -- UK )

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A trio of Chilean improvisers, Luis Conde on alto saxophone, Nicolas Rio on drums, and Ramiro Molina on electric guitar, with various pairings of the trio taking foreground in music that develops interesting structural compositions into tight dialogs of strong collective improv.

Gratkowski, Frank / George Graewe / Paul Lovens: Quicksand Gratkowski, Frank / George Graewe / Paul Lovens:
Quicksand

(Meniscus -- USA )

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Yes Deer: Get Your Glitter Jacket Yes Deer:
Get Your Glitter Jacket

(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 second album of high energy, cacophonous and brutally joyful (they say "enthusiastic despair") collective improvisation.

Bailey, Derek / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis / Evan Parker : 28 Rue Dunois Juillet 1982 Bailey, Derek / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis / Evan Parker :
28 Rue Dunois Juillet 1982

(Fou Records -- France )

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A superb encounter from France in 1982 between four masters in a fertile and creative period: Derek Bailey (guitar), Joelle Leandre (double bass), George Lewis (trombone), and Evan Parker (saxophone), each bringing incredible experience to their enduring collective music.

Cuir: Chez Ackenbush Cuir:
Chez Ackenbush

(Fou Records -- France )

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This French free improv group performs both quick-twisting post-bop compositions and modern extended technique work, comprised of John Cuny (piano), Jerome Fouquet (trumpet), Jean-Brice Godet (clarinet), Yoram Rosillio (bass) and Nicolas Souchal (trumpet).

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Sylvain Guerineau / Joe McPhee: Quod Foussat, Jean-Marc / Sylvain Guerineau / Joe McPhee:
Quod

(Fou Records -- France )

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Experimental improvisation from three masterful players --Joe McPhee on soprano sax, Sylvain Guerineau on tenor saxophone, and Jean-Marc Foussat on synthesizer and voice--recording in France in 2010 for two extended works of concentrated and diverse dialog.

Kowald, Peter / Daunik Lazro / Annick Nozati: Instants Chavires Kowald, Peter / Daunik Lazro / Annick Nozati:
Instants Chavires

(Fou Records -- France )

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Recordings from 2000 at Instants Chavires in Montreuil, France from the free improvising trio of Peter Kowald on double bass, Daunik Lazro on alto & baritone sax, and Annick Nozati on voice, in a uniquely informed dialog representing the only time this masterful trio performed.

Angles 9 (Zethson / Stahl / Broo / Kajfes / Aleklint / Hegdal / Berthling / Werlin / Kuchen): Disapp Angles 9 (Zethson / Stahl / Broo / Kajfes / Aleklint / Hegdal / Berthling / Werlin / Kuchen):
Disappeared Behind the Sun

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Martin Kuchen's amazing 9-piece Angles ensemble returns for an album titled for the grief of those who disappear due to war, crime and oppression, music that celebrates the tense balance in the challenge to confront and lead away from darkness and tyranny.

Ballrogg (Ellerhusen Holm / Arntzen / Grydeland): Abaft the Beam Ballrogg (Ellerhusen Holm / Arntzen / Grydeland):
Abaft the Beam

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Ballrog duo of multi-reedist Klaus Ellerhusen Holm and double bassist Roger Arntzen is expanded with pedal steel guitarist Ivar Grydeland as they explore jazz influenced at the intersection of Jimmy Giufree and Eric Dolphy with Morton Feldman-esque non-linear structures.

CP Unit (Pitsiokos / Seabrook / Dahl / Walter): Before the Heat Death CP Unit (Pitsiokos / Seabrook / Dahl / Walter):
Before the Heat Death

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Chris Pitsiokos' Unit with electric guitarist Brandon Seabrook, electric bassist Tim Dahl, and drummer Weasel Walter turn in a fiery and demanding album of compelling free jazz, using traditional jazz structures but turning them on their head in joyfully unconventional ways.

Gama, Joana / Luis Fernandes / Ricardo Jacinto: Harmonies Gama, Joana / Luis Fernandes / Ricardo Jacinto:
Harmonies

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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The duo of Joana Gama on piano and Luis Fernandes on electronics is expanded with Ricardo Jacinto on cello to create rich, mysterious works inspired by Erik Satie's score for the ballet "Relache", graced with the image of the double cross he used when he founded his 1-member church in 1892.

Godet, Jean-Brice (Godet / Niggenkemper / Darrifourcq): Lignes de Cretes Godet, Jean-Brice (Godet / Niggenkemper / Darrifourcq):
Lignes de Cretes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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French clarinetist Jean-Brice Godet leads the trio of bassist Pascal Niggenkemper and drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq in a live album of abstract free improvisation using tools like radios, dictaphones, object, and zithers, creating powerfully unique sound worlds.

Gorilla Mask (Van Huffel / Fidezius / Fischerlehner): Iron Lung Gorilla Mask (Van Huffel / Fidezius / Fischerlehner):
Iron Lung

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Hard-edged and tightly controlled free jazz from the trio of Peter Van Huffel on alto sax, Roland Fidezius on electric bass, and Rudi Fischerlehner on drums, blending jazz & punk sensibilities in works with great technical twists and turns over savagely lyrical music.

Levin, Daniel  Quartet (Levin / Maneri / Moran / Zetterberg): Live at Firehouse 12 Levin, Daniel Quartet (Levin / Maneri / Moran / Zetterberg):
Live at Firehouse 12

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Cellist Daniel Levin's sophisticated jazz quartet with Mat Maneri (viola), Matt Moran (vibes), and Torbjorn Zetterberg (double bass) are captured live at Connecticut's Firehouse 12 for a superb album of modern improv with great skill, depth and style.

Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn: Ljubljana [VINYL] Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn:
Ljubljana [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Celebrating the 400th release of Clean Feed Records, Swedish free jazz phenomenon, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson meets with NY jazz pianist Craig Taborn for an unlikely yet highly satisfying encounter that pushes each improviser into unfamiliar, edge-of-their seats, territory.

Mezzacappa, Lisa (Bennett / Finkbeiner / Winant / Mezzacappa / Perkis / Glenn): avantNOIR Mezzacappa, Lisa (Bennett / Finkbeiner / Winant / Mezzacappa / Perkis / Glenn):
avantNOIR

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Influenced by noir crime novels from the 20s set in the Bay Area, bassist Mezacappa wrote these sophisticated and lyrical compositions for selected scenes or characters, performed by the superb sextet of William Winant, Tim Perkis, Aaron Benett, John Finkbeiner, & Jordan Glenn.

Velkro (Simon / Meidell / Candeias): Too Lazy to Panic Velkro (Simon / Meidell / Candeias):
Too Lazy to Panic

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Hazy free jazz in an hallucinatory blend of passionate music influenced as much by experimental and rock forms as traditional improv, from the trio of Bostjan Simon on sax & electronics, Stephan Meidell on guitar, bass, percussion & electronics and Luis Candeias on drums.

Ballister (Renpis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love): Slag Ballister (Renpis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love):
Slag

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The trans-Atlantic Ballister trio of Dave Rempis (saxes), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello & electronics) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums & percussion) release their 6th album, a live concert at Cafe Oto in London in 2015, a hard-hitting, euphoric release of free-improvising power.

Bull, Arthur / John Heward / Adam Linson: Trio Bull, Arthur / John Heward / Adam Linson:
Trio

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Free improvisation recorded in Nova Scotia from the trio of Arthur Bull on electric guitar, John Heward on drums, and Adam Linson on bass, inspired by the beauty of the day and the substantial house in which they recorded to create these four impressive instant compositions.

Caloia, Nicolas  : Les Bonnes Histoires Caloia, Nicolas :
Les Bonnes Histoires

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Bridging contemporary and improvised music, Montreal double bassist Nicolas Caloia wrote these pieces for textured and impossible rhythms; blending pieces by Nancarrow and Grand Master Flash; and manipulating poems by Genevieve Letarte; with supporting improv from Jean Derome & Lori Freedman.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Jeux De Pistes Ensemble SuperMusique:
Jeux De Pistes

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Ensemble SuperMusique devotes itself to Montreal's "Musique Actuelle" and free improv community in assemblages of some of their finest players, here in a live concert in 2016 at Amphitheater du Gesu in Montreal with a stunning set of performers presenting the work of 4 composer.

Nous Percons Les Oreilles (Derome / Hetu): Un ideal Nous Percons Les Oreilles (Derome / Hetu):
Un ideal

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Joane Hetu and Jean Derome formed Nous percons les oreilles 20 years ago, merging their expansive musical interests in idiosyncratic improvisation and orchestration using saxophones & wind instruments, objects, voice, melodica, and piano, here in their 4th astonishing album.

Archer, Martin : Story Tellers Archer, Martin :
Story Tellers

(Discus -- UK )

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Martin Archer introduces a new sextet based on Chicago's AACM approach to free improvisation, in a 2-CD set of 6 large works divided into 5 or 6 chapters each, presenting character themes, rhythm ideas, composed duets, and improvised instructions; superb!

Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough): Sunshine! Quartet Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough):
Sunshine! Quartet

(Discus -- UK )

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A small group setting where each performer brings a composition to the session, with Discus family members Martin Archer on saxophones, Corey Mwamba on vibraphone, Seth Bennet on double bass, and Peter Fariclough on drums, for jazz that balances melodic and formidable free improvisation.

Tippett, Keith Octet: The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon Tippett, Keith Octet:
The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon

(Discus -- UK )

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Superlative large group jazz from UK pianist/composer Keith Tippett, presenting a series of lyrical and accessible compositions inspired by themes from Irish folk music, in a new Octet with alumni of the Royal Academy of Music's jazz programme and long-time Tippett collaborators.

Agnel, Sophie / Daunik Lazro  : Marguerite D'Or Pale Agnel, Sophie / Daunik Lazro :
Marguerite D'Or Pale

(Fou Records -- France )

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"French pianist Sophie Agnel and sax player Daunik Lazro can create a whole sonic universe every time they touch their instruments. Weird and intriguing universes that refuse to conform to any familiar musical convention yet offer profo...

Bopp, Christine / Jean-Luc Petit: L'eorce Et La Salive Bopp, Christine / Jean-Luc Petit:
L'eorce Et La Salive

(Fou Records -- France )

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"Complementarity, often on the verge of silence, art of the break, subtle moments, beats of the air coming out of the tubes, coordination of the subconscious. A real maturity emerges in the unusual game of these two improvisers who brin...

Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet : Qui A Vu Ce Mystere... Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet :
Qui A Vu Ce Mystere...

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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Two large works of improvisation using electric guitar, synth and alto saxophone from the trio of Augustin Brousseloux, Jean-Marc Foussat, and Quentin Rollet, complex and evolving works with a psychedelic edge, blending experimental, rock and jazz into something truly unique.



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