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Variable Geometry Orchestra: Lulu Auf Dem Berg Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Lulu Auf Dem Berg

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"The opening moments of "Stream of Consciousness"are disorienting. Awash in reverb, as in an empty warehouse or a bounded public square, Maria Radich's vocals mingle with those of an audience of unknown size. Camera shutters click, men ...

Hein, Nicola / Paul Lytton: Nahezu Nicht Hein, Nicola / Paul Lytton:
Nahezu Nicht

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Although humanity's most in-demand and pervasive instruments the popularity of drums and guitars - or their equivalents - is so universal that there's no sanctioned method to play either. This is especially true with Free Music where adven...

Uliben Duo: Shared Memory Uliben Duo:
Shared Memory

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"The Uliben Duo's CD Shared Memory (Creative Sources CS 327 CD) more accurately describe the performance of French bassist Benoit Cancoin facing the live processing of German Ulrich Phillipp. In other circumstances Phillips also plays b...

Wong, Eric: YYSSN Wong, Eric:
YYSSN

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Minneapolis-born Hong Kong raised and Berlin-based guitar performer Eric Wong is the author of this amazing release on Portuguese label Creative Sources, named after the initial of each of the five pieces he collected here. Since the o...

Chientaroli, Nico: Cada Fuego Es El Primero Chientaroli, Nico:
Cada Fuego Es El Primero

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Argentinian pianist (by way of Amsterdam) Nicolas Chientaroli delivers a solo performance that demonstrates the piano's architectural sound beyond the usual demarcation points of its 88 keys. Cada Fuego Es El Primero opens with plucked str...

Scarassatti, Marco / Eduardo Chagas / Gloria Damijan / Abdul Moimeme: Rumor Scarassatti, Marco / Eduardo Chagas / Gloria Damijan / Abdul Moimeme:
Rumor

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Rumor is a studio session by four musicians who had recently performed together for the first time during the 2014 MIA improvisation festival in Lisbon. It joins two international visitors - Brazilian Marco Scarassatti on sound sculptu...

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Gerhard Uebele / Andrea Sanz Vela / Nathalie Ponneau / Thorsten Bloedhorn / Ofe Rodrigues, Ernesto / Gerhard Uebele / Andrea Sanz Vela / Nathalie Ponneau / Thorsten Bloedhorn / Ofer Bymel:
Licht

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"At the same time risky attempt, masterpiece and manifest, Licht is a fine example of the radical, collective, demanding and disciplined approach of the best productions of Ernesto Rodrigues. Divided into seven parts entitled I-VII, Lic...

Via Lucis Trio: Via Lucis Trio Via Lucis Trio:
Via Lucis Trio

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"The jazz is not always subject to their premises. Even the breaks in their future creative. The jazz in the present century, taking the legacy of its past vanguard’stico, welcomes new resources, other parameters as technical and musica...

Corso (Emilio Gordoa / Nicola L. Hein): Unwanted Pregnancy Corso (Emilio Gordoa / Nicola L. Hein):
Unwanted Pregnancy

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Sundland, Dan Peter : Home Stretch Sundland, Dan Peter :
Home Stretch

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Pip. (Rasten / Larsen): Pip. Pip. (Rasten / Larsen):
Pip.

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"On "Pip", we get another fabulous performance, now by Norwegians Fredrik Rasten on guitar and Torstein Lavik Larsen on trumpet. Their acoustic music is minimal, repetitive, slow and with an eery intensity. It is less dark than some of...

MacDonald, Raymond / Graeme Wilson: Cast of Thousands MacDonald, Raymond / Graeme Wilson:
Cast of Thousands

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Perales, Fernando / Abdul Moimeme / Ernesto Rodrigues : Siete Colores Perales, Fernando / Abdul Moimeme / Ernesto Rodrigues :
Siete Colores

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Siete Colores presents a trio of Rodrigues' viola and the dual electric guitars of Moimeme and Argentinean Fernando Perales (perhaps best known for the group Reynols with Anla Courtis). As "23 44'00"S 65 29'00" O" opens what's immediat...

NARTcore (Meggyes / Kovats): Aeluton NARTcore (Meggyes / Kovats):
Aeluton

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Shiroishi's, Patrick Black Sun Sutra: Anfinsen's Landmark Shiroishi's, Patrick Black Sun Sutra:
Anfinsen's Landmark

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String Theory (Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Almeida): Xenon String Theory (Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Almeida):
Xenon

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Jorge, Paulo Alexandre : Voices Jorge, Paulo Alexandre :
Voices

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Crux Trio (Hanslip / Somervell / Gauden): BELieVE Crux Trio (Hanslip / Somervell / Gauden):
BELieVE

(FMR -- UK )

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A wonderfully balanced example of melodic free improvisation from the UK trio of Mark Hanslip on tenor saxophone, Colin Somervell on bass, and Ed Gauden on drums, frequent collaborators with an interest in both lyrical and free/collective improvisation, with an approach that uses technique and conceptual approaches in accessible and embraceable ways.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Miguel Mira  : Incidental Projections Rodrigues, Ernesto / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Miguel Mira :
Incidental Projections

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Wooley, Nate: Battle Pieces 2 Wooley, Nate:
Battle Pieces 2

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Commissioned by Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Foundation, trumpeter Nate Wooley developed a modular compositional structure of small melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, conceptual, textural, and timbral fragments, allowing Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Matt Moran (Vibes) exceptional freedom in improvisation, here in their 2nd recording live at Koeln's Loft.

Fujii, Satoko Quartet (w/ Natsuki Tamura / Keisuke Ohta / Takashi Itani): Live at Jazz Room Cortez Fujii, Satoko Quartet (w/ Natsuki Tamura / Keisuke Ohta / Takashi Itani):
Live at Jazz Room Cortez

(Cortez Sound -- Japan )

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Presenting a different line-up from the 2001 debut of Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii's Quartet, remaining is trumpeter Natsuka Tamura, with Keisuke Ohta on violin and Takashi Itani on drums, performing evolving and rich collective improvisation with a strange edge, captured live at the Jazz Room Cortez in Mito, Japan in 2016 for two extended and bewitching sets.

Camarasa, Xavier / Jean-Marc Foussat: Dans les Courbes Camarasa, Xavier / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Dans les Courbes

(Fou Records -- France )

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"If my musical tastes often enough veer from the mainstream, I do not see it as my problem. It is a problem with the mainstream. Why is it that Modern Visual Art/Performance Art can regularly be covered by the mainstream art media, coll...

Favriou, Fabrice  / Jean-Luc Petit  / Julien Touery : Fabrice Favriou Jean-Luc Petit Julien Touery Favriou, Fabrice / Jean-Luc Petit / Julien Touery :
Fabrice Favriou Jean-Luc Petit Julien Touery

(Fou Records -- France )

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"Untitled, two pieces of 22: 00 (fever counts us) and 25: 32 (at lightning). Fabrice Favriou plays the electric guitar, Jean-Luc Petit of the bass clarinet, sopranino and alto saxophones and Julien Touery of the piano and objects. Recor...

Fouick: Blick & Jean-Marc Foussat: Mastic Boreal Fouick: Blick & Jean-Marc Foussat:
Mastic Boreal

(Fou Records -- France )

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"Mastic Boreal brings together four musical tales. Their textures are obscure. Their torments are alive. Their wanderings remain without maps. Their thorns hang. Their confessions deal with ear infections. Interweave interferences betwe...

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Jamal Moss / Jean-Francois Pauvros: plays Tristan Tzara : L'homme Approximatif Foussat, Jean-Marc / Jamal Moss / Jean-Francois Pauvros:
plays Tristan Tzara : L'homme Approximatif

(Fou Records -- France )

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Kilian, Benoit  / Jean-Luc Petit : La Nuit Circonflexe Kilian, Benoit / Jean-Luc Petit :
La Nuit Circonflexe

(Fou Records -- France )

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"A large bass drum maneuvered by Benoit Kilian with additional and additional percussion instruments to insensibly change the timbre, vibrations by contact, friction, tremors, serious waves that propagate in space, in and around the fre...

Anker, Lotte / Fred Frith: Edge Of The Light Anker, Lotte / Fred Frith:
Edge Of The Light

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"The Copenhagen saxophonist Lotte Anker and the versatile composer and contemporary guitar pioneer Fred Frith enjoy each other's company, and it sounds like it. Frith loves the duo setting for its urge toward "meeting, conversing, chall...

Black, Jim Trio: The Constant Black, Jim Trio:
The Constant

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"The Constant, a suitelike collection of 10 new pieces, is a meditation on song - a celebration of plain-spoken melody but also an interrogation of the fragility of musical order. The Constant is a narrative of competing currents. On on...

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori: Miller's Tale Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori:
Miller's Tale

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"This new release is the pinnacle of the collaboration between celebrated musicians Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldmann, Ikue Mori, and Evan Parker. The fully improvised tracks on this album were recorded in September of 2015. The track s...

Crispell, Marilyn / Gerry Hemingway: Table of Changes (Live) Crispell, Marilyn / Gerry Hemingway:
Table of Changes (Live)

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"In the summer of 2013 the duo of Marilyn Crispell (piano) and Gerry Hemingway (drums) played at a number of prestigious festivals all over Europe.On their new album "Tables of Changes" some of the highlights of these performances are d...

Frith, Fred / Barry Guy: Backscatter Bright Blue Frith, Fred / Barry Guy:
Backscatter Bright Blue

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"Electric guitar and the amplified acoustic bass - two distinctive sound generators capable of creating a picture of almost symphonic dimensions. Intakt Records' inspirational director Patrik Landolt had a feel about the outcome and bro...

Frith, Fred / Hans Koch: You Are Here Frith, Fred / Hans Koch:
You Are Here

(Intakt -- Austria )

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"Fred Frith is a world renowned improvisor, composer and multi-instrumentalist wh ohas positioned himself on the contemporary music scene between rock and jazz, improvisation and composition. Experimental saxophonist and bass clarinetist...

Frith, Fred Trio: Another Day in Fucking Paradise Frith, Fred Trio:
Another Day in Fucking Paradise

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"English composer and musician Fred Frith is most known for his improvisational and guitar skills. He is a founding member of English avant-rock group Henry Cow, and has collaborated with prominent musicians such as Brian Eno, Lars Holl...

Guy, Barry / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton: Deep Memory Guy, Barry / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton:
Deep Memory

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"After the highly praised trio CDs, Odyssey and ITHAKA, the composer and bassist Barry Guy presents a new CD - Deep Memory - with the same trio members, pianist Marilyn Crispell and percussionist Paul Lytton. For his new compositions, B...

Helias, Mark / Tom Rainey / Tony Malaby: The Signal Maker Helias, Mark / Tom Rainey / Tony Malaby:
The Signal Maker

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"The American double bass player Mark Helias has worked with everyone from Ed Blackwell, Don Cherry and Carlos Ward to Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams and Cecil Taylor. With Tom Rainey (dr) and Tony Malady (ts), he founded Open Lo...

Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega): Roulette of the Cradle Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega):
Roulette of the Cradle

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"Anti-House is perhaps Laubrock's most New York-centric band, comprised of herself on tenor and soprano saxophones, guitarist Mary Halvorson, pianist Kris Davis, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Tom Rainey. Bert Noglik writes in the lin...

Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Peter Evans, Peter / Dan Peck / Miya Masaoka / Miya / Tyshawn Sorey / Craig Tab Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Peter Evans, Peter / Dan Peck / Miya Masaoka / Miya / Tyshawn Sorey / Craig Taborn / Sam Pluta):
Serpentines

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"After relocating to Brooklyn in 2008 Ingrid Laubrock soon became a creative epicenter in the New York jazz scene, and is now one of the most significant voices in contemporary jazz. The new album 'Serpentines' fits in Laubrock's musica...

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens): Warsaw Concert Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):
Warsaw Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"The recordings on this release were made on October 16, 2015 in Warsaw, and are a great all-around representation of the Schlippenbach Trio as they stand currently. The 'free' improvisations develop material which has crystallised over...

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens): Features Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):
Features

(Intakt -- Austria )

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"The Schlippenbach Trio has worked together as a unit for around forty-five (!) years.Their magic chemistry is founded on intuitive listening and interaction - the ability to respond in an instant - and on the match between their charac...

Sharp, Elliott / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot: ERR Guitar Sharp, Elliott / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot:
ERR Guitar

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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In the summer of 2016 in Elliott SharpÕs recording studio in Manhattan, New York guitarist Sharp spent a day with guitar colleague Mary Halvorson and another with Marc Ribot, legendary guitarist of Tom Waits, The Lounge Lizards and Marianne...

Takase, Aki / Alexander von Schlippenbach: So Long, Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy Takase, Aki / Alexander von Schlippenbach:
So Long, Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"So long, Eric! + For this tribute to Eric Dolphy, Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase have put together an ensemble with some of the best interpreters of Dolphy's music. + In addition to pianists Aki Takase and Alexander von Sch...

Takase, Aki / Paul Ayumi : Hotel Zauberberg Takase, Aki / Paul Ayumi :
Hotel Zauberberg

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"The project 'Hotel Zauberberg' arose out of pianist Aki Takase's and violinist Ayumi Paul's shared admiration for the writer Thomas Mann.It mostly consists of notated compositions, with some improvised parts as well.Aki Takase penned e...

Weber, Katharina / Fred Frith / Fredy Studer: It Rolls Weber, Katharina / Fred Frith / Fredy Studer:
It Rolls

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"A new "piano icon" - this is how Fred Frith describes Katharina Weber.For almost thirty years now the classically trained pianist and composer has moved within the world of new music and Improvisation.Energy and silence - being focused...

Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura: Kisaragi Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura:
Kisaragi

(Libra -- Japan )

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On their 5th album together, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura push the limits on approach and technique on their instruments to create otherworldly and captivating improvisations, both players deciding against using "normal instrumental sounds" instead using preparations and textural approaches to create truly unique music.

Gato Libre (Fujii / Tamura / Kaneko): Neko Gato Libre (Fujii / Tamura / Kaneko):
Neko

(Libra -- Japan )

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Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's Gato Libre's 5th album brings a beautiful light-through-the-leaves melodic melancholy to their unhurried pace, now the trio of Tamura, Satoko Fujii on accordion, and Yasuko Kaneko on trombone, as the cats on the cover stop to find allure in the late day while bringing profound and introspective music to our ears.

Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen): Enter Humcrush [VINYL] Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen):
Enter Humcrush [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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After a six year break the Humcrush duo of Stale Storlokken on keys and Thomas Stronen on drums & electronics return with this studio album of rhythmic angularities and experimental sound worlds, drawing on their experiences with bands including Supersilent, Food, Elephant9, Time is a blind guide, Meadow and Motorpsycho.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] <i>[Used Ite Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL] [Used Item]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Leap of Faith Orchestra: Possible Universes Leap of Faith Orchestra:
Possible Universes

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Started in 1995 as an interdisciplinary unit of improvisational artists led by Boston area reedist/multi-instrumentalist David Peck and cellist Glynis Lomon, exploring multi-phonics, glissando, microtones, graphic & descriptive scores, and extended techniques, expanding the ensemble with like-minded musicians, here in this 2017 recording of full 24-piece orchestra.

 


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