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Popovskiy, Andrey / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres : Ululo Popovskiy, Andrey / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres :
Ululo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Schindler, Udo / Ingrid Schmoliner: Blaublatt Schindler, Udo / Ingrid Schmoliner:
Blaublatt

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Garcia, Miguel A. / Sebastien Branche: Pnoladeu Avvrhig Garcia, Miguel A. / Sebastien Branche:
Pnoladeu Avvrhig

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Garcia, Miguel A., Sebastien Branche, Abdul Moimeme, Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues: Golden Garcia, Miguel A., Sebastien Branche, Abdul Moimeme, Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues:
Golden Towers And Electric Frictions

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"While the previous Garcia/Branche CD seemed also improvised to me, this five-person work is of the two the more improvised one. The quintet of players also like their sounds to be sustaining, placing bows on strings, but also motorized...

Equinox Quartet (Jorge / Trinite / Carmelo / Varela): Saigon Equinox Quartet (Jorge / Trinite / Carmelo / Varela):
Saigon

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Although their developments took place in parallel, jazz-funk-rock and free jazz shared little, if not perhaps Miles Davis's "Live-Evil" period, due to the open "jam" character The music of the trumpeter took at the time - even when Te...

Bromander, Vilhelm : Oh Lord Give Me Strange Bromander, Vilhelm :
Oh Lord Give Me Strange

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"Determined to prove a point. Swedish double bass player Vilhelm Bromander, known from Jonas Kullhammar's The New Kids On The Rock quartet and the more experimental The Agg, as well as his collaborations with pianists Sten Sandell and K...

Lin, Hui-Chun / Davide Piersanti  : A Gash into Normality Lin, Hui-Chun / Davide Piersanti :
A Gash into Normality

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos: Cyclic Symmetry Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos:
Cyclic Symmetry

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Sorrentino, Sergio / Sylvano Bussotti: Sylvano Bussotti Complete Music For Solo Guitar Sorrentino, Sergio / Sylvano Bussotti:
Sylvano Bussotti Complete Music For Solo Guitar

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Guimaraes, Manuel : Flow Me Guimaraes, Manuel :
Flow Me

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"It will not have been included on purpose, but a phrase that Manuel Guimaraes says at the beginning of this solo piano record very well defines the music that is going to be proposed. He asks when the recording is already in progress, ...

Wodrascka / Lacoste: Erythro Wodrascka / Lacoste:
Erythro

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"The pianist Christine Wodrascka and the percussionist Jerome Lacoste, in forty-eight minutes and thirteen pieces of remarkably well-constructed works, offer a whole panorama of sounds, articulations, vibrations, timbres, crazy pulsatio...

THUYA (Quebec-Berlin String Trio): Live @ The Club THUYA (Quebec-Berlin String Trio):
Live @ The Club

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Among the creative production of the label Creative Sources, I pointed this album, Thuya (the title's graphic on the cover uses a Y whose case is unknown on my Mac), because the music is played by a violin trio - cello - absolutely rem...

Squidlux (Seidl / Goodwin / Hall / Lemoine): Squidlux Squidlux (Seidl / Goodwin / Hall / Lemoine):
Squidlux

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Chagas / Halkvist / Sieben: Days Are Not Days Chagas / Halkvist / Sieben:
Days Are Not Days

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"When an improvised recording presents itself as a meteor, some foreign object from another civilization, like Days Are Not Days does, we should rejoice that it has entered our atmosphere and like a bolide, exploded upon contact. Okay, ...

Al Ani, Sabah / Lucio Tasca / Wojtek Kurek: Reductions Al Ani, Sabah / Lucio Tasca / Wojtek Kurek:
Reductions

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Bayer, Marcel-li : Niketrchrin Bayer, Marcel-li :
Niketrchrin

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Bulliphant: Hightailing Bulliphant:
Hightailing

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"Although some improvisers deny that one of the main parameters that they deal in their projects is the language, this almost always ends (I would say until always) to happen. The interest of the music that results depends on what they ...

Cicala, Leo : Punto Di Accumulazione Cicala, Leo :
Punto Di Accumulazione

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Corringham, Vov / Stephen Flinn / Miguel Frasconi: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Corringham, Vov / Stephen Flinn / Miguel Frasconi:
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Ensemble MIA : Live 2016 Ensemble MIA :
Live 2016

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Ensemble MIA unites over 60 improvisers and experimental musicians from all over the world, who participated in MIA 2016 - 7th Encontro de Música Improvisada de Atouguia da Baleia (Improvised Music Encounter) festival. The event ...

Gardin, Per / Pedro Lopes / Rodrigo Pinheiro: History Of The Lisbon Chaplaincy Gardin, Per / Pedro Lopes / Rodrigo Pinheiro:
History Of The Lisbon Chaplaincy

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Houben, Eva-Maria / Ernesto Rodrigues: Layering Time Houben, Eva-Maria / Ernesto Rodrigues:
Layering Time

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"A similar grounding of sound in silence characterizes Layering Time [cs435], an austerely beautiful piece for piano, field recording and viola by Eva-Maria Houben in collaboration with Rodrigues. Houben, who plays piano and provides a ...

Isotope Ensemble: Yttrium Isotope Ensemble:
Yttrium

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An incredible example of Creative Sources/Ernesto Rodrigues' large electroacoustic ensembles, blending acoustic and electronic sources in slow moving and subtle improvised works of a large scale, here with 12 musicians layering string, brass, keys, percussion, synth and computer into a mysterious harmonic and hallucinatory convergence of powerful intention.

Kimmig, Harald / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Vasco Trilla : Blattwerk Kimmig, Harald / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Vasco Trilla :
Blattwerk

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"[...] Blattwerk's two torrents of strings move like a waveform, cresting and dipping in volume and intensity. The quintet features an unusual line-up-violin, viola, two cellos, and Trilla's drums-and shifts between an indeterminate wor...

L'Ensemble Instable : L'Ennui L'Ensemble Instable :
L'Ennui

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Lebegue, Francois / Guillaume Gargaud / Ernesto Rodrigues / Eduardo Chagas : Sound Bridge Lebegue, Francois / Guillaume Gargaud / Ernesto Rodrigues / Eduardo Chagas :
Sound Bridge

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Lisbon String Trio with Carlo Mascolo : Intonarumori Lisbon String Trio with Carlo Mascolo :
Intonarumori

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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One of six Lisbon String Trio albums, each joining the core trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Alvaro Rosso on double bass, and Miguel Mira on cello with a 4th improviser, here with trombonist Carlo Mascolo, performing live at Mira's Palace in Lisbon, Portugal for one of the most harmonically unique albums of the set as the trombone weaves in and out of the strings.

Lisbon String Trio with Etienne Brunet: Telepathie Lisbon String Trio with Etienne Brunet:
Telepathie

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portugal's Lisbon String Trio with Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on double bass, in a series of releases adding one additional improviser, here joined by Etienne Brunet on soprano saxophone, for two extended improvisations of active counterpoint and beautiful open sections, an excellent and rousing collaboration.

Lisbon String Trio with Karoline Leblanc: Liames Lisbon String Trio with Karoline Leblanc:
Liames

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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One of five live collaborations with The Lisbon String Trio of violist Ernesto Rodrigues, cellist Miguel Mira, and bassist Alvaro Rosso, Quebec pianist Karoline Leblanc accompanying on the piano as the 4th string in this open-minded equation of slowly intersecting improvisation creating an unusual tapestry of sound that ebbs and flows in exceptional ways.

Lisbon String Trio with Luiz Rocha: Akuanduba Lisbon String Trio with Luiz Rocha:
Akuanduba

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The 4th collaboration for Portugal's Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on double bass, with Brazilian clarinetist based in Barcelona Luiz Rocha, all captured live at Casa dos Bicos, Fundacao Jose Saramago, in Lisbon in 2017 for free improvisation that maintains a calm center amidst seething and commanding playing.

Lisbon String Trio: Proletariat Lisbon String Trio:
Proletariat

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Matthews, Wade / Abdul Moimeme: Lisbon - 10 Sound Portraits Matthews, Wade / Abdul Moimeme:
Lisbon - 10 Sound Portraits

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Muche, Matthias / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nicola L. Hein / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santo: Klang Muche, Matthias / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nicola L. Hein / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santo:
Klang

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recorded in Lisbon, Creative Sources core performers Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello and Carlos Santos on synthesizer are joined by renowned German free improviser Matthias Muche on trombone and Cologne based guitarist Nicola L. Hein for two extended improvisations of actively subdued dialog that ebb and flow in commanding ways.

Noble, Steve / Yoni Silver: Home Noble, Steve / Yoni Silver:
Home

(Aural Terrains -- E.U. )

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The two-headed snake on the cover of this album aptly describes the sublimely sinuous and dark interplay between London free jazz drummer Steve Noble and bass clarinetist Yoni Silver, their 4-part improvisation taking on sinister elements of exceptional cymbal techniques, unusual drum tones, and extended lower register tones and high harmonics; excellent.

Rodiguez, Manolo : Trampantojos Rodiguez, Manolo :
Trampantojos

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portuguese guitarist Manolo Rodriguez chose these 9 pieces from about 8 hours of improvised music, recorded on a Gibson acoustic guitar with piezo microphones on various parts of the guitar, passed through effects and finally controlled by a mixer, intended as a tribute to "the sense of sight as an intermediary of thought, and to artists who, with their eyes, have changed the world."

Rodrigues, Ernesto  / Yedo Gibson / Miguel Mira / Luís Lopes / Vasco Trilla : Nepenthes Hibrida Rodrigues, Ernesto / Yedo Gibson / Miguel Mira / Luís Lopes / Vasco Trilla :
Nepenthes Hibrida

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"[...] Trilla fits agreeably into the Creative Sources aesthetic, which values collective mood-building over individual displays of prowess. Nepenthes Hibrida was recorded live a few days before Christmas 2016, and features Trilla, viol...

Rodrigues, Ernesto /  Guilherme Rodrigues / Alexander Frangenheim: Underwater Music Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Alexander Frangenheim:
Underwater Music

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Like the Lisbon String Trio, this trio explores strings in a viola, cello and double bass trio configuration, from Creative Sources core players Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, and Alexander Frangenheim, exploring a classic trio concept towards new expressions and boundaries, through spritely interaction and sonic expedition.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Costa / Manolo Rodriguez: Macaronesia Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Costa / Manolo Rodriguez:
Macaronesia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andre Hencleeday / Carlos Santos: Infinite Series Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andre Hencleeday / Carlos Santos:
Infinite Series

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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String Theory: Heptaphonies String Theory:
Heptaphonies

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Drawing its name from the seven members making up this string ensemble led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, String Theory complements the concurrent Lisbon String Trio albums by magnifying concepts in freely improvised string interactions, using unusual harmonics, melodic and percussive approaches to instruments, and quickly moving quietly intense interaction.

Un Coup de Des (Barriere / Sainz): Volcan Evaporado Un Coup de Des (Barriere / Sainz):
Volcan Evaporado

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two women in a duo of voice and amplified objects, Lali Barrier using a variety of devices that are clearly micro-amplifed and mixed in performance, as Marta Sainz intones vocal sounds, never speaking but creating innuendo and drama at a cautious pace, allowing Barrier's objects to interact, creating an unusual sonic environment of unpredictable and interesting discourse.

Zwerv (Raoul van der Weide / George Hadow / Henk Zwerver / Ziv Taubenfeld / Luis Vicente): Live Zwerv (Raoul van der Weide / George Hadow / Henk Zwerver / Ziv Taubenfeld / Luis Vicente):
Live

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"The music that is created at the Amsterdam improvisation hall 100 will gradually be able to spread outside the capital. The debut album of the quintet Zwerv was recorded, and is filled with five free improvisations. Founder of the grou...

Elliott, Moppa : Still, Up In The Air Elliott, Moppa :
Still, Up In The Air

(Hot Cup -- USA )

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Solo double-bass improvisations from Mostly Other People Do the Killing bassist and leader Moppa Elliot, consisting of sequences of contrasting themes, or musical cubism in the spirit of Picasso and Braque, presenting 7 of 14 sequences where the improvisation is a series of disparate musical ideas that transition rapidly in an attempt to disrupt the linear progression of thematic development.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Paint Mostly Other People Do the Killing:
Paint

(Hot Cup -- USA )

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The first release by the piano trio configuration of Mostly Other People Do the Killing features bassist/composer Moppa Elliott, pianist Ron Stabinsky, and drummer Kevin Shea, with each composition named after a small town in Pennsylvania that contains a color, and the town of "Paint, PA" lent its name to the title, with one apt Duke Ellington cover.

Area, David / Tomas Gris / Ernesto Rodrigues : Chorismos Area, David / Tomas Gris / Ernesto Rodrigues :
Chorismos

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An album of patience and concentrated listening from the lowercase trio of David Area on electronics, Tomas Gris on guitar and objects, and Ernesto Rodrigues on harp and objects, each player subtly coaxing sounds out of their instruments while the electronics act as environmental ambience over which tones slowly voice, recede and occasionally punctuate.

Redox: Orbitals Redox:
Orbitals

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The trio of Kaja Farszky on marimba & percussion, Annette Giesriegl on voice and electronics, and Katharina Klement on piano for a gripping album of free/ea improvisation, splitting the release in 3 parts from a live concert in 2015 at Sonnenhang House Concerts Series in Kumberg/Austria, and 3 parts recorded at Croatian Radio in Zagreb in 2016.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos: Piano Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos:
Piano

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A unique take on the piano, with both participants--Ernesto Rodrigues and Carlos Santos--approaching the physical aspects of the instrument, somewhat beyond prepared piano, as the two record not just the strings but the wood, metal and most likely wheels of the instrument, creating a cantankerous display of sound that unfolds slowly; idiosyncratic and noteworthy.

Hybrid Ear (Schacher / Unternahrer / Arrizabalaga): Nuda Hybrid Ear (Schacher / Unternahrer / Arrizabalaga):
Nuda

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With discographies reaching back to the 80s, the trio of Beat Unternahrer on trombone and Furst-Pless-Horn, Jan Schacher on contrabass, objects and voice, and Pelayo Arrizabalaga, known for his reed work, on turntables and sine-generator, create 16 mostly improvised, succinct works that are influenced by free jazz, ea-improv, and sonic composition.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Carlos Santos / Stale Liavik Solberg : Soon Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Carlos Santos / Stale Liavik Solberg :
Soon

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Piersanti, Davide / Hui-Chun Lin / Sergio Castrillon / Ulf Mengersen / Klaus Kurvers: Discoveries Piersanti, Davide / Hui-Chun Lin / Sergio Castrillon / Ulf Mengersen / Klaus Kurvers:
Discoveries

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Autochthon: A Autochthon:
A

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Autochthon refers to indigenous language or people, tied to their land; here the trio of Hartmut Osswald (reeds & things), Stefan Scheib (prepared double bass) and Wolfgang Schliemann (drums and objects) perform a native language of their own through improvisation in this interesting concert at Freejazz Festiva in, Saarbrucken, Germany in 2016.

Speed, Chris / Zeno De Rossi: Ruins [Ltd Ed of 100] Speed, Chris / Zeno De Rossi:
Ruins [Ltd Ed of 100]

(Skirl -- USA )

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Duo recordings of New York multi-reedist and band leader Chris Speed, playing on tenor saxophone and clarinet, and Italian drummer/percussionist Zeno de Rossi, a great set of free improvisations and one rendering of Paul Motian's "Abacus", a great collection of conversations that are unhurried, lyrically oriented, and wonderfully sophisticated.

Billington / Shippy / Wyche: [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] Billington / Shippy / Wyche:
[CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A Chicago trio that blends jazzrock, noise and experimental approaches to free improvisation, from drummer Ben Billington (Tiger Hatchery), guitarist Daniel Wyche (US Maple, Invisible Things), and guitarist Mark Shippy (US Maple, Invisible Things), an upbeat and unflagging display of sound in three recordings that lace a consistently controlled chaos.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: Out Of Silence Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
Out Of Silence

(FMR -- UK )

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Freely improvised music from the masterful duo of Canadian saxophonist Fracois Carrier and drummer/percussionist Michel Lambert, performing live at Ryan's Bar in Stoke Newington, London in 2015, seven tracks showing the depth of discussion between these two long collaborating musicians, supporting and pushing each other to great heights.

De Dionyso, Arrington / Ted Byrnes: The Ballot or The Bullet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] De Dionyso, Arrington / Ted Byrnes:
The Ballot or The Bullet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Olympia, WA based (but always on tour) saxophonist Arrington De Dionyso (Old Time Relijun, Malaikat dan Singa) and Los Angeles based percussionist Ted Byrnes (Sissy Spacek, LAFMS), in an unabating album of assertive free improvisation that borrows on Dionyso's interest in Indonesian trance music as Byrnes uses an unusual set of percussive accents over heavy drums.

Gjerstad, Frode / Sabir Mateen: Good Question Gjerstad, Frode / Sabir Mateen:
Good Question

(FMR -- UK )

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After his duo release with John Stevens, Norwegian saxophonist continues his series of partnerships by joining with saxophonist Sabir Matten for an album recorded in New York City, 10 improvisation that show how their complementary style propel each into unique territory of intertwining, propulsive, and creative playing.

Mazurek, Rob : Chimeric Stoned Horn [CD] Mazurek, Rob :
Chimeric Stoned Horn [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Astral Spirits first CD release comes with a pair of 3D glasses, to allow the listener to view Mazurek's 3D lithographs that cover this album of piccolo trumpet explorations with electronics, voice and percussion, a deeply personal and spiritual album from the Chicago trumpeter, released in conjunction with Mazurek's art opening "Constellation Scores" at URDLA in France.

Moore, Thurston / Umut Caglar: Dunia [VINYL] Moore, Thurston / Umut Caglar:
Dunia [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recorded in Istanbul, Turkey, guitarist Thurston Moore teams up with Konstrukt guitarist Umut Caglar to record these three rich and twisting pieces, each guitarist extracting unique performances from the other over three pieces that draw on technique and effects to create fragile and heavy sonic environments, an impressive album of modern guitar potential.

Munich Rat Pack (Schindler / Kolb / Tramontana): Hell Dunkel: Sound Notes For Wind Trio Plus Munich Rat Pack (Schindler / Kolb / Tramontana):
Hell Dunkel: Sound Notes For Wind Trio Plus

(FMR -- UK )

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Live recordings from Pollat-Pavillion in Munich, Germany in 2015 from this seriously fun spontaneous collective improvising trio of Udo Schindler on reeds, cornet, euphonium, and monophonic analogue synthesizer, Philipp Kolb on trumpet, tuba and live electronics, and Sebastiano Tramontana on trombone, voice and whistling; expect the unexpected!

Nakatani / Kawabata / Chou: Perigee [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] Nakatani / Kawabata / Chou:
Perigee [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Perigree: when the moon is closest to the earth: this unique album of free improvisation joins world traveling percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, guitarist Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple, Mainliner, etc) and cellist Henna Chou in an album of mystical sound, from bowing percussion, long string tones, muted riffs and disquieting rhythm; consummate and cathartic.

Gjerstad, Frode / Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Houdan Gjerstad, Frode / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
The Houdan

(FMR -- UK )

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A live recording from Kongsberg Jazzfestival in 2017 between frequent collaborators, Norwegian improviser Frode Gjerstad on reeds and Chicago improviser Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics, their second FMR album as a duo, alongside their work in the Cello Quartet and VCDC, showing the progression of their dynamic and fascinating dialog.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: The Word For it Now Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra:
The Word For it Now

(FMR -- UK )

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Recordings from the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra Festival in Scotland recorded in 2013 & 2015, the 20+ piece orchestra blending acoustic, electronic and vocal instruments into incredibly diverse and rich compositions, here presenting "A Peculiar Slumber" I & II, and the impressive and large work "A Bit in the Air", both exploring words and loss of control.

Mezei, Szilard / Tim Trevor-Briscoe / Nicola Guazzaloca : Exuvia Mezei, Szilard / Tim Trevor-Briscoe / Nicola Guazzaloca :
Exuvia

(FMR -- UK )

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An amazing example of extremely detailed collective free improvisation from the trio of Szilard Mezei on viola, Tim Trevor-Briscoe on alto & tenor saxophone, soprano clarinet, and bass clarinet, and Nicola Guazzaloca on piano, Mezei's strings adding a rapid-scatter of expressive playing, as the trio pitches forward and lays back for lyrical moments; astonishing!

Muira, Yoko / Jean Michel Van Schouwburg: On The Shore Of Dreams Muira, Yoko / Jean Michel Van Schouwburg:
On The Shore Of Dreams

(FMR -- UK )

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The peforming duo of Tokyo pianist Yoko Miura on conventional piano, toy piano and melodica, and free improvising vocalist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg are recorded in the studio for 14 succinct and unusual improvisations, Fou Records leader Jean-Marc Foussat recording the affair and providing electronics on one track; wonderfully weird and informed.

Schindler, Udo / Johannes Ollinger / Dine Doneff: Waterway Schindler, Udo / Johannes Ollinger / Dine Doneff:
Waterway

(FMR -- UK )

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The quirky acoustic trio of German improvisers Udo Schindler on clarinet, saxophone, cornet, and Euphonium, Johannes Ollinger on acoustic guitar and toys, and Dine Doneff on double bass, waterphone, and toys, the odd instrumentation adding surprising textures and disorienting angles to really fine dialog, technically, melodically, and eccentrically.

Tomlinson, Alan Trio ( w/ Dave Tucker / Phillip Marks): Out And Out Tomlinson, Alan Trio ( w/ Dave Tucker / Phillip Marks):
Out And Out

(FMR -- UK )

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London Jazz Composers Orchestra trombonist Alan Tomlinson, performing on tenor and alto trombone, with his trio of Dave Tucker on guitar and Phillip Marks on percussion, are caught live in Birmingham, Lancaster, London, and during the Harwich Festival, from 2009-16, demonstrating the strong rapport and exciting dialog these players have developed over years performing together.

Urpeth, Peter / Olie Brice / Terry Day / Ntshuks Bonga): Wraith Island (Live At Cafe Oto) Urpeth, Peter / Olie Brice / Terry Day / Ntshuks Bonga):
Wraith Island (Live At Cafe Oto)

(FMR -- UK )

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Actually four quartet improvisations and two duets, London creative improvisers Peter Urpeth on piano, Olie Brice on bass, Terry Day on drums and Ntshuks Bonga on saxophone took to Cafe Oto in January, 2017, to record this excellent album of collective free improvisation drawing on decades of experience in an absorbing and engaging concert.

Lux's, Matthew Communication Arts Quartet: Contra/Fact [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] Lux's, Matthew Communication Arts Quartet:
Contra/Fact [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Chicago bassist Matthew Lux (Isotope 217, Exploding Star Orchestra) in an album of effusive and spiritual percussive grooves under electronic and acoustic leads, performed with Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, electronics and percussion, Mikel Patrick Avery on drums, percussion, mellotron and more, and Jayve Montgomery on various woodwinds, samples and percussion.

Braxton, Anthony : Solo (Victoriaville) 2017 Braxton, Anthony :
Solo (Victoriaville) 2017

(Victo -- Canada )

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On the 30th anniversary of the Victo Festival Anthony Braxton took to the stage for a magnificent solo performance on the alto sax, performing 8 spontaneous compositions and an 8+ minute version of "Body and Soul", seamlessly crossing lyrical and complex approaches to the horn using his unique intervallic, trimbral and diagrammatic language, a stunning and embraceable accomplishment.

Bishop, Jeb / Dan Ruccia: Scratch Slice Jag Bishop, Jeb / Dan Ruccia:
Scratch Slice Jag

(Out & Gone Records -- USA )

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Trombonist Jeb Bishop and North Carolina-based Out & Gone Collective member, violist Dan Ruccia, after touring and performing with Eugene Chadbourne, Dan Lilley, and David Menestres, found their sound so compatible that they recorded this duo album using the languages of free jazz, chamber music, and extended improvisations to create something unexpected and rare.

Fujiwara, Tomas : Triple Double Fujiwara, Tomas :
Triple Double

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Drummer Tomas Fujiwara's sextet is actually two trios interacting, with fellow drummer Gerald Cleaver, both Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook on guitar, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet and Ralph Alessi on trumpet, the pairings forming unisons and contrasts that add an unrestrained sense of enthusiasm and excitement to Fujiwara's sophisticated compositions.

Halvorson, Mary: Away With You [VINYL 2 LPs] Halvorson, Mary:
Away With You [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Mary Halvorson continues her string of excellent modern jazz albums with this octet release with fellow guitarist Susan Alcorn, Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon & Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) and Ches Smith (drums).

Bynum, Taylor Ho : Enter the Plustet [VINYL] Bynum, Taylor Ho :
Enter the Plustet [VINYL]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum draws on a variety of techniques from improvised conduction to big band orchestration to deconstructed fanfares, with a large 15 member ensemble of impressive improvisers embodying a diversity of generations, backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender, presenting three large scale compositions that are ambitious and wonderfully accomplished.

Taborn, Craig / Ikue Mori: Highsmith Taborn, Craig / Ikue Mori:
Highsmith

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two of Downtown NY's most innovative performers collaborate for an album placing the rich acoustic piano work of Craig Taborn beside the slippery electronics of Ikue Mori, the result of their live performances that started at New York's Village Vanguard in 2016 and leading to this album, which presents a set of 11 unique and sophisticated dialogs.

Mori, Ikue (w/ Jim Black / Okkyung Lee / Sylvie Courvoisier): Obelisk Mori, Ikue (w/ Jim Black / Okkyung Lee / Sylvie Courvoisier):
Obelisk

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Ikue Mori's Obelisk project brings together her unique electronics with Downtown Scene key players, Jim Black on drums, Okkyung Lee on cello, and Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, an album driven by Mori's melodic compositions that take unexpected twists and turns in dramatic and lyrical playing, Mori's electronics bringing an exotic charm and ringing beauty to her works.



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