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Bukelman, Ido  / Nadav Masel: Ground Birds Bukelman, Ido / Nadav Masel:
Ground Birds

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

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Berlin double bassist Nadav Masel and Israeli guitarist Ido Bukelman performing on banjo, acoustic guitar & bells, in live recordings at Barbur gallery in Jerusalem, Israel in 2013 for 5 free works of flight, which they describe as "Improvisational Pieces for Meditations".

Burn / Coxhill / Edwards / Minton / Russell: Mopomoso Solos 2002 Burn / Coxhill / Edwards / Minton / Russell:
Mopomoso Solos 2002

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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A concert featuring exceptional unaccompanied solo improvisations by John Russell (guitar), Phil Minton (voice), John Edwards (double bass), Lol Coxhill (saxophone) and Chris Burn (piano, percussion) followed by an impromptu performance as a quintet.

Burn / Thomas / Fell: The Middle Distance Burn / Thomas / Fell:
The Middle Distance

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Unconvention improvisation fueled by the influence of contempary compositions from bassist Simon H. Fell, pianist Philip Thomas, and prepared pianist Chris Burn.

Burro: Burnt Monument Burro:
Burnt Monument

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Burro is the Calgary improvising trio of Whitney Ota (electric guitar), Stew Elton (bass) and Andrew Hume (drums), in a studio release of their intense and hard rock-oriented playing.

Busolini / Loriot: VIOLAtwoVIOLA Busolini / Loriot:
VIOLAtwoVIOLA

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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This duo arose from the meeting between two violists avid to confront with their instrumental double to create a common sound universe from the same instrument played by two different personalities.

Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl: Plume Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl:
Plume

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Drummer/percussionist Tony Buck and saxophonist John Butcher are the common elements in these two trios, one with guitarist Burkhard Stangl, and one with pianist Magda Mayas, using imaginative and unusual approaches to improvisation.

Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures: Alibi Days Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures:
Alibi Days

(Potlatch -- France )

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Recordings of improvisations from different rooms with unique resonant properties, manipulated and organized into 5 compositions mixing musique concrete and e-a improv.

Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures: Tempestuous Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures:
Tempestuous

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Live recordings of this incredible improvising trio as influenced by a 'tempestuous' storm buffeting & rattling the windows of the church in which the performance took place.

Butcher / Durrant / Lovens /Malfatti / Russell: News From the Shed Butcher / Durrant / Lovens /Malfatti / Russell:
News From the Shed

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Butcher / Hemingway: Buffalo Pearl Butcher / Hemingway:
Buffalo Pearl

(Auricle -- USA )

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Percussionist Hemingway with John Butcher on tenor and soprano sax performing live in 2005, demonstrating their extended language in a brilliant and eccentric dialog.

Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff: Way Out Northwest Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff:
Way Out Northwest

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

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British saxophone phenomenon John Butcher meets Vancouver's premiere bassist Torsten Müller and drummer Dylan van der Schyff for an amazing live set at the Western Front.

Butcher / Viltard / Prevost: "All But" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists -- Volume 2 Butcher / Viltard / Prevost:
"All But" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists -- Volume 2

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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The second volume of Eddie Prevost's 2011 series of concerts at Network Theatre, Waterloo, London meeting with remarkable saxophonists, here with John Butcher on tenor & soprano, with Guillaume Viltard on double bass.

Butcher, John / Andy Moor: Experiments With A Leaf Butcher, John / Andy Moor:
Experiments With A Leaf

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )

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Since working together in Thermal, saxophonist John Butcher and The Ex guitarist Andy Moor have collaborated in live performance, here recording in a cathedral in Berne, Switzerland in 2013, using its natural reverb to augment their impeccably paced and inspired dialog.

Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell: Membrane Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell:
Membrane

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Mysteriously dark electroacoustic improv from the adept trio of John Butcher on acoustic and amplified saxophones, Burkhard Beins on amplified bass drum and electronics, and Mark Wastell on amplified 32" paiste tam-tam, slowly evolving, rich environments in sound.

Butcher, John / Dylan van der Schyff: Points, Snags and Windings Butcher, John / Dylan van der Schyff:
Points, Snags and Windings

(Meniscus -- USA )

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Butcher, John / John Edwards: Optic Butcher, John / John Edwards:
Optic

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Butcher, John / Gino Robair / Matthew Sperry: 12 Milagritos Butcher, John / Gino Robair / Matthew Sperry:
12 Milagritos

(Spool -- Canada )

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Butcher, John / Kurzmann, Christof: The Big Misunderstanding Between Hertz and Megahertz Butcher, John / Kurzmann, Christof:
The Big Misunderstanding Between Hertz and Megahertz

(Potlatch -- France )

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Butcher, John / Leonel Kaplan / Christof Kurzmann: Shortening Distance Butcher, John / Leonel Kaplan / Christof Kurzmann:
Shortening Distance

(L'innomable -- Slovenia )

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The trio of John Butcher on saxophones (acoustic and feedback), Leonel Kaplan on trumpet and Christof Kurzmann on ppooll, performing live at the 2012 Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon Festival, a subtle yet rich dialog from 3 players who complement each other in surprising ways.

Butcher, John / Michael Duch: Fjordgata Butcher, John / Michael Duch:
Fjordgata

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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A live recording at the Jazzfest Trondheim, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunst, in May 2015 from the freely improvising duo of John Butcher and contrabassist Michael Duch, a superb extended concert of incredible reed technique and concept anchored by Duch's flexible bass work.

Butcher, John / Nakamura, Toshimaru: Cavern with Nightlife Butcher, John / Nakamura, Toshimaru:
Cavern with Nightlife

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

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Butcher, John / Phil Durrant / John Russell: The Scenic Route Butcher, John / Phil Durrant / John Russell:
The Scenic Route

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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1999 release of the trio of John Butcher on soprano & tenor sax, Phil Durrant on violin, and John Russell on guitar, meticulous improvisation using outrageous technique, "unorthodox thematic development and off-center interplay which at times is odd and surreal".

Butcher, John / Rhodri Davies: Carliol Butcher, John / Rhodri Davies:
Carliol

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Dark and beautiful improvisation from saxophonist and electronics artist John Butcher and harpist Rhodri Davies, an incredible display of timbre, technique, and pacing.

Butcher, John : Invisible Ear Butcher, John :
Invisible Ear

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

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Saxophonist John Butcher in a release of solo and multitrack recordings using close-miking, amplification, room resonance, and feedback saxes, creating unusual & fascinating experiments.

Butcher, John: Music on Seven Occasions Butcher, John:
Music on Seven Occasions

(Meniscus -- USA )

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Solo and duo improvisations with Butcher joined by Gino Robair, Alexander Frangenheim, Veryan Weston, Thomas Lehn, John Corbett, Jeb Bishop, Terri Kapsalis, Fred Lomberg-Holm and Michael Zerang.

Butcher, John: Resonant Spaces Butcher, John:
Resonant Spaces

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Extreme acoustic space recordings from saxophonist John Butcher, part of Arika's Resonant Spaces event, with performances from resonant and remote corners of Scotland.

Butcher, John: The Geometry of Sentiment Butcher, John:
The Geometry of Sentiment

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Sonic experiments and solo improvisations on tenor and soprano with 2 pieces using amplified feedback, and 1 piece dedicated to Derek Bailey.

Butcher, John: Vortices & Angels Butcher, John:
Vortices & Angels

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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"Two very different duo concert performances both featuring saxophonist John Butcher: the first (38 minutes) at the Vortex with electric guitarist Derek Bailey; the second (25 minutes) in All Angels Church with harpist Rhodri Davies."-Em...

Buttercup Metal Polish: 50 Ballets Buttercup Metal Polish:
50 Ballets

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Bynum, Taylor Ho: Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs] Bynum, Taylor Ho:
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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The 2nd of 3 releases documenting composer/cornetist Taylor Ho Bynums' Navigation project, in 2 LPs of studio recordings with his Sextet: Jim Hobbs on saxophone, Bill Lowe on trombone & tuba, Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibraphone.

Cabinet Trio, The (Gjerstad / Turner / Molstad): Blood Samples Cabinet Trio, The (Gjerstad / Turner / Molstad):
Blood Samples

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Frode Gjerstad leads a trio with Roger Turn on drums and Borre Molstad on tuba, performing live at Cafe MIR in Oslo as part of the Blow Out Festival in 2013, in a single extended improvisation of energetic playing underpinned by the atypical tuba and drums rhythm section.

Cactus Truck with Jeb Bishop and Roy Campbell: Live in USA Cactus Truck with Jeb Bishop and Roy Campbell:
Live in USA

(Eh? / Tractata Records -- USA )

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Three concerts from the Dutch free improvising power trio Cactus Truck's 2012 40-date tour of the USA, performing live at Squidco (!) with Jeb Bishop, Astro Black Records, and at JACK with Roy Campbell.

Caetitu (Gibson / Weston / Mattos / Blume): Caetitu Caetitu (Gibson / Weston / Mattos / Blume):
Caetitu

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Live recordings from LOFT in Cologne, 2007 of this quartet of collective improvisers including Brazilian saxophonist Yedo Gibson and pianist Veryan Weston.

Cambien, Jonas Trio: A Zoology of the Future Cambien, Jonas Trio:
A Zoology of the Future

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Belgian pianist based in Oslo, Jonas Cambien's Trio with Andre Roligheten on reeds and Andreas Wildhagen on drums, in an album of unique compositions using simple ideas yielding complex improvisation & dialog, named for the Dougal Dixons book "After Man: A Zoology of the Future".

Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat: A La Face du Ciel Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat:
A La Face du Ciel

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Portugese violist Joao Camoes, living in Paris, in a duo with Jean-Marc Foussat on electronics and voice, which he approaches like those of the acoustic improvised music and free jazz; the two present two long works where Foussat processes and extends Camoes' sound.

Candlesnuffer & Lukas Simonis: Nature Stands Aside Candlesnuffer & Lukas Simonis:
Nature Stands Aside

(Z6 Records -- Netherlands )

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Australian improvising guitarist Candlesnuffer (David Brown) and Dutch guitarist Lukas Simonis in an album inspired by photographer Rosamund Purchell's book: "Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters".

Capece / Patterson: empty matter Capece / Patterson:
empty matter

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Amplified objects artist Lee Patterson and reed player Lucio Capece, also on the sruti box, in 8 rich and slowly paced "empty" works that create mysterious timbral environments.

Capece, Lucio / Birgit Ulher: Choices Capece, Lucio / Birgit Ulher:
Choices

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The first meeting on disc of two of the finest and most innovative electroacoustic instrumentalists in Germany, performing on reeds, trumpets, radio, speakers, and preparations.

Capece, Lucio : Awareness About Capece, Lucio :
Awareness About

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Four recent pieces by Berlin-based instrumentalist, composer and improviser, Lucio Capece, all focusing on the process of listening, one performed by Konzert Minimal, the other solo performances including a work for hanging speakers and helium balloons.

Capece, Lucio: Zero Plus Zero Capece, Lucio:
Zero Plus Zero

(Potlatch -- France )

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With soprano saxophone and bass clarinet, Sruti box, electronics, preparations and applied objects, Lucio Cape releases this suite consisting of six structured pieces exploring the possibilities of those reed instruments.

Cappozzo / Perraud: Suspension Cappozzo / Perraud:
Suspension

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Drummer Cappozzo and trumpeter Perraud met at Tours "La Chapelle at St. Anne" in 2009 to record this strong album of extended improvisation merging conventional and extended techniques.

Cappozzo, Jean-Luc  / Didier Lasserre: Ceremony's A Name For The Rich Horn [VINYL 10-inch EP] Cappozzo, Jean-Luc / Didier Lasserre:
Ceremony's A Name For The Rich Horn [VINYL 10-inch EP]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A 2-part single improvisation recorded live at la Maison Peinte, Labarthe-sur-Leze in 2014 from Jean-Luc Capozzo on trumpet & flugelhorn, and drummer Didier Lasserre, showing a great range of style and dynamic in gutsy playing using powerful technique and creative interaction.

Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller: Air Prints Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller:
Air Prints

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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The duo of Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet, horns and objects, and Geraldine Keller on voice flute & objects in an album of tones and tongues, an unusual set of adventurous free improvisation.

Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper /  Loriot / Roig): Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper / Loriot / Roig):
Ljubljana

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Active since 2013, this ever-changing band was formed by multi-reedist Joachim Badenhorst, blending jazz, post-rock, noise, lo- fi, psychedelica, and ambient music into a potent brew, as heard here in this septet rendering performing live at the 2015 Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

Carlsson, Erik: The Bird And The Giant Carlsson, Erik:
The Bird And The Giant

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Swedish percussionist Erik Carlsson in a solo work using multi-tracking to create a set of composition ranging from ominous environments to quirky abstractions, an excellent collection of modern percussion pieces.

Carrier / Lambert / Thompson / Metcalfe / Viltard: Shores and Ditches Carrier / Lambert / Thompson / Metcalfe / Viltard:
Shores and Ditches

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier's 3rd FMR release, with long-time companion Michel Lambert (drums) plus flautist Neil Metcalfe, guitarist Daniel Thompson and bassist Guilaume Viltard, recording in the beautiful acoustics of St leonards Church, London.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: The Russian Concerts Volume 1 Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin:
The Russian Concerts Volume 1

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The first of two volumes documenting Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier and the trio of Michel Lambert on drums and Alexy Lapin on piano in their 2010 tour of Russia, here performing at DOM Cultural Center and Nikitskaya Jewish Cultural Center.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: The Russian Concerts Volume 2 Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin:
The Russian Concerts Volume 2

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The second of two volumes documenting Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier and the trio of Michel Lambert (drums) and Alexy Lapin (piano) in their 2010 tour of Russia, performing at Nikitskaya Jewish Cultural Center, ESG-21, and JFC Jazz Club.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: Kathmandu Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
Kathmandu

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Originally intended as a trio recording, when the 3rd player missed the Nepal Jazzmandu Jazz Festival, saxophonist Francois Carrier and drummer Michael Lambert carried on as a duo, these recordings from two sets displaying their impressive "freely melodic" approach to improvised music.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: iO <i>[Used Item]</i> Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
iO [Used Item]

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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After their "Live in Russia" volumes, eloquent French Canadian saxophonist and creative drummer Michel Lambert present 9 new improvisations recorded at Resonance studios in their home town of Montreal, a tremendous dialog between these two free yet lyrical players.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: iO Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
iO

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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After their "Live in Russia" volumes, eloquent French Canadian saxophonist and creative drummer Michel Lambert present 9 new improvisations recorded at Resonance studios in their home town of Montreal, a tremendous dialog between these two free yet lyrical players.

Carrier, Francois / Steve Beresford / John Edwards / Michel Lambert: OUTgoing Carrier, Francois / Steve Beresford / John Edwards / Michel Lambert:
OUTgoing

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The inimitable trio of saxophonist Francois Carrier (also on Chinese oboe), drummer Michel Lambert and bassist John Edwards, joined by pianist Steve Beresford for a European tour, here recorded at London's Vortex Club for a powerful and diverse album of creative free improv.

Carsick: Carsick Carsick:
Carsick

(Drip Audio -- Anaphoria Island )

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Carsick (JP Carter and Dave Sikula of Inhabitants) in a set of quirky and beautiful improvisations that mix melodic jazz nuance with unusual sonic environments.

Carter String Trio, Kent: Intersections Carter String Trio, Kent:
Intersections

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Kent Carter (double bass) leads a string trio comprised of Albert Maurer (violin) and Katrin Mickiewicz (viola) in an enchanting set of recordings made in Koln, Sers, and Bonn during 2004.

Carter String Trio, Kent: The Willisau Suites Carter String Trio, Kent:
The Willisau Suites

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Kent Carter (double bass) leads Carl Zingaro (violin) and Francois Dreno (viola) in a string trio with touches of classical chamber, jazz, and European folk music. Albrecht Maurer (violin) and Emmanuelle Roch (viola) later join Carter in two pieces.

Carter, Kent: Oratorios and Songs (2010) Carter, Kent:
Oratorios and Songs (2010)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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The Riviere Ensemble led by bassist Kent Carter with Christiane Bopp (trombone), Albrecht Maurer (violin), Katrin Mickiewicz (viola) and Laura Tejeda Martin (mezzo soprano) recording original works in historic churches in France, blending classical, jazz, free improv & traditional musics.

Casserley, Lawrence / Desorgher, Simon : Music From ColourDome Casserley, Lawrence / Desorgher, Simon :
Music From ColourDome

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Castello, Angelica / Billy Roisz / Burkhard Stangl / Dieb13: Scuba Castello, Angelica / Billy Roisz / Burkhard Stangl / Dieb13:
Scuba

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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A large improvised work from the quartet of Angelica Castello (amplified subcontrabass, paetzold recorder and electronic devices, Billy Roisz (electronics), Burkhard Stangl (electric guitar) and Dieb13 (turntables & klopfer) performing live at Alte Schmiede Wien, Austria in 2013.

Catchpole / Edwards / Prevost: Beyond the Barrier Catchpole / Edwards / Prevost:
Beyond the Barrier

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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Superb free improvisation from the UK trio of Nathaniel Catchpole on tenor sax, John Edwards on double bass, and Eddie Prevost on drums and bowed tam-tam, three generations of improvisers pushing the envelope of spontaneous composition in accomplished and playful dialog.

Ceccaldi / Negro / Ceccaldi / Chennebault: La Scala Ceccaldi / Negro / Ceccaldi / Chennebault:
La Scala

(Ayler -- France )

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The French quartet of Theo Ceccaldi (violin), Roberto Negro (piano), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello), and Adrien Chennebault (drums), mixing an unlikely set of improvised and composed styles for music that is indescribably absorbing, adventurous, sophisticated, and inspired.



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