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While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen): While We Still Have Bodies While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen):
While We Still Have Bodies

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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Using lo-fi electronics and found objects alongside their acoustic instruments, the NY quartet of Ben Gerstein (trombone), Sean Ali (double bass), Michael Foster (saxophones) and Flin van Hemmen (percussion) freely improvise with textural, rhythmic and timbral interactions, captured live at New Museum accompanying an exhibition by video artist Cheng Ran.

Volden, Havard / Carlo Costa: In the Wake Volden, Havard / Carlo Costa:
In the Wake

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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Italian-born New York-based percussionist Carlo Costa meets Norwegian guitarist Havard Volden (Moon Relay, Muddersten) for an album of water-themed free improvisations, beautifully developing with thoughtful playing using rich chord patterns and unusual sonic inventiveness in percussive objects to create a set of rich and languorous surges and pools of sound.

Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels: When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs] Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels:
When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Guitarist Vitor Rua (GNR, Telectu) recorded the 15 pieces of this 2-CD set first as a series of overdubbed solo improvisations, using his virtuosic skills to create intriguing and compelling works, which he orchestrated and recorded with the quintet of Hernani Faustino on bass, Luis San Payo on drums, Manuel Guimaraes on organ, Nuno Reis on trumpet, and Paulo Galao on clarinets.

Lee, Peggy : Echo Painting Lee, Peggy :
Echo Painting

(Songlines -- Canada )

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Commissioned by Coastal Jazz and Blues and premiered at the 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, cellist Peggy Lee's suite for ten players includes some of the most interesting improvisers on the Vancouver scene, the music multi-layered, texturally varied and melodically rich, with beautiful melodic passages, driving rhythm, and incendiary improv; outstanding!

Rose, Simon: Schmetterling Rose, Simon:
Schmetterling

(Not Two Records -- Great Britain )

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London Improvisers Orchestra saxophonist Simon Rose in a solo album of improvisations recorded in the hall of a Berlin psychiatric hospital noted for its extraordinary acoustic properties.

Rempis, Dave / Jasper Stadhouders / Frank Rosaly: ICOCI Rempis, Dave / Jasper Stadhouders / Frank Rosaly:
ICOCI

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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With long-time Chicago partners saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Frank Rosaly, plus Dutch guitarist and electric bassist Jasper Stadhouders (Cactus Truck, Made to Break), this new trio plays assertive and energetic free jazz that shreds melodic riffs and raw power, decelerating for contemplative moments, as heard in two large improvisations named by digital sequences.

Rempis, Dave / Tomeka Reid / Joshua Abrams: Ithra Rempis, Dave / Tomeka Reid / Joshua Abrams:
Ithra

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Chamber-oriented jazz that borrows from compositional forms by three leaders of the Chicago improv scene--Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophone, Tomeka Reid on cello, and Joshua Abrams on bass--in a collective work that demonstrates the unity of stylistic approaches through the thoughtful integration of a variety of styles and strategies.

Zankel, Bobby & The Wonderful Sound 6: Celebrating William Parker at 65 Zankel, Bobby & The Wonderful Sound 6:
Celebrating William Parker at 65

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Celebrating bassist and composer William Parker's 65th birthday at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia in a band led by Bobby Zankel on alto saxophone, Muhammad Ali on drums, Dave Burrell on piano, Steve Swell on trombone, Diane Monroe on violin, and William Parker himself on bass, in a 4-part suite of beautifully turbulent and masterful free jazz.

Vandermark / Kugel / Tokar: No-Exit Corner Vandermark / Kugel / Tokar:
No-Exit Corner

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The second CD by the trio featuring tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Vandermark, drummer Klaus Kugel, and bassist Mark Tokar, the band back at Krakow's Alchemia Club, bringing these three Chicago and European players together for a skronky, energetic romp of commanding playing alongside unorthodox approaches and powerfully creative intent.

Sorgen, Harvey / Joe Fonda / Marilyn Crispell: Dreamstruck Sorgen, Harvey / Joe Fonda / Marilyn Crispell:
Dreamstruck

(Not Two -- Poland )

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With six collective compositions plus two by Joe Fonda, one from Paul Motian, and the title track by Bob Windbiel, the free improvising trio of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Joe Fonda on bass, and Harvey Sorgen on drums find lyrical beauty and masterfully controlled power in this superb album of creative free jazz, a remarkable example of the modern piano trio.

Sakata, Akira / Nicolas Field: First Thirst | Live at Cave12 Sakata, Akira / Nicolas Field:
First Thirst | Live at Cave12

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The long-running collaboration of Japanese saxophonist Akira Sakata, also on clarinet and voice, in a concert at Cave12 in Geneva, Switzerland with Swiss drummer Nicolas Field, for 4 recordings of intense and dynamic free improvisation with unusual moments from Sakata's vocalizing, extended and thoughtful drum soloing, and introspective moments on clarinet.

Fish-Scale Sunrise (Ab Baars / Kaja Draksler / Joe Williamson: No Queen Rises Fish-Scale Sunrise (Ab Baars / Kaja Draksler / Joe Williamson:
No Queen Rises

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Their name taken from a poem by Wallace Stevens, the Netherlands-based trio of Ab Baars on sax and clarinet, Kaja Draksler on piano, and Joe Williamson on bass represent the spirit of the poem in seven compositions from Ab Baars plus two collective improvs, a great mix of serious and playful performance that diverts from detailed interaction to spacious reflectiveness.

Jackson, Keefe / Benjamin Vergara / Jim Baker / Phil Sudderberg: The Hallowed Plant Jackson, Keefe / Benjamin Vergara / Jim Baker / Phil Sudderberg:
The Hallowed Plant

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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During Chilean trumpeter Benjamn Vergara's visit to Chicago in 2016 he joined forces with multi-reedist Keefe Jackson, pianist and ARP synth player Jim Baker, and drummer Phil Sudderberg to record this album of collective free jazz, a mix of lyrical and abstract playing that references bop and the modern Chicago creative scene in sublime ways.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey: Utter Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey:
Utter

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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After their 2016 tour of the US West Coast, husband and wife free improvising duo Ingrid Laubrock (tenor & soprano sax) and Tom Rainey (drums) entered a Brooklyn studio with a set of co-written compositions, which they weave together with free improv, relying on cues that can trigger a given composition at any time, adding a unique layer of communication to their exuberant playing.

Rogers, Paul / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert: Three Stories About Rain, Sunlight And The Hidden So Rogers, Paul / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert:
Three Stories About Rain, Sunlight And The Hidden Soil

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A unique merging of free improvisation and chamber jazz, the trio of UK bassist Paul Rogers with German guitarist Olaf Rupp and soprano saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert using stunning technique in sensible ways as they present three extended works, energetic yet never frenetic, stretching their concepts through tight and enthralling dialog, a great achievement.

Cherry, Don / Marion Brown / Evan Parker / John Stevens: Free Jazz Meeting Baden Baden '67 Cherry, Don / Marion Brown / Evan Parker / John Stevens:
Free Jazz Meeting Baden Baden '67

(Hi Hat -- UK )

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Recorded at the 2nd Free Jazz Meeting (now known as the SWR NewJazz Meeting) in Baden-Baden, 1967, with 4 recordings from the groupings of Jeanne Lee, Albert Mangelsdorff, Gunter Hampel & Pierre Courbois; Marion Brown, Peter Kowald & Sven-Ake Johansson; Albert Mangelsdorff, Evan Parker & John Stevens; and Don Cherry, Evan Parker, Peter Kowald, Buschi Niebergall & John Stevens.

Cherry, Don Trio: Studio 105, Paris 1967 Cherry, Don Trio:
Studio 105, Paris 1967

(Hi Hat -- UK )

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The complete broadcast on the French radio station ORTF of Don Cherry's work at Studio 105, Maison de l'ORTF, Paris in March of 1967, finding multi-instrumentalist/trumpeter Don Cherry, also on cornet, piano, bamboo flute, gong, performing with Karl Berger on vibes, marimba, piano, celeste & percussion, and Jacques Thollot on drums, bells, & timbales.

Konstrukt / Keiji Haino: A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire [VINYL] Konstrukt / Keiji Haino:
A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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For their second album together the Turkish free improvising group Konstrukt of Korhan Futaci on sax, Umut Caglar on keys & winds, Berkan Tilavel on synth & electronics, and Erdem Goymen on drums & percussion, invited legendary Japanese avant rock guitarist and vocalist Keiji Haino to Instanbul to capture this wonderfully idiosyncratic and spiritually live concert.

Sakata / Laswell / Drake / Cosey: Fisherman's.com [VINYL] Sakata / Laswell / Drake / Cosey:
Fisherman's.com [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Japanese free improvising saxophonist and vocalist Akira Sakata's ode to folksongs of the sea, a cathartic and emotional set of songs made heavy by the bass and synth work of Bill Laswell and drummer Hamid Drake, with guitarist Pete Cosey adding an undulating funk layer to their compelling mix, modern and ancient at the same time, recorded in 2000 but here in its first vinyl release.

Bailey, Derek: Solo Guitar Vol. 2 Bailey, Derek:
Solo Guitar Vol. 2

(Incus -- UK )

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Twenty years after recording his classic LP "Solo Guitar", guitar improviser and legend Derek Bailey sat down again to record these seven tracks, pure Bailey in his idiosyncratic and non-idiomatic approach to free improvisation, a style that has influenced generations and left a recording legacy sure to influence generations more to come.

Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead): Volume 2 Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead):
Volume 2

(Incus -- UK )

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Guitarist Derek Bailey organized "Company Week" sessions to help musicians break out of their familiar patterns by having them play in varying combinations over several nights, here with Pat Thomas (electronics & keyboards), Paul Lovens (percussion), Paul Rogers (bass), Buckethead (guitar), Yves Robert (trombone), Vanessa Mackness (voice), John Zorn (saxophone), & Alexander Balanescu (violin).

Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead): Volume 3 Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead):
Volume 3

(Incus -- UK )

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Guitarist Derek Bailey organized "Company Week" sessions to help musicians break out of their familiar patterns by having them play in varying combinations over several nights, here with Pat Thomas (electronics & keyboards), Paul Lovens (percussion), Paul Rogers (bass), Buckethead (guitar), Yves Robert (trombone), Vanessa Mackness (voice), John Zorn (saxophone), & Alexander Balanescu (violin).

Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald: Improvised (Vancouver) Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald:
Improvised (Vancouver)

(Incus -- UK )

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Three concerts at Vancouver's Western Front, two from 1978 and one from 1996, from the duo of West Coast free improvising guitarist Henry Kaiser and Vancouver saxophonist John Oswald, early yet mature examples of the profoundly great music each artist has gone on to create using astounding and extreme techniques.

Smith, Roger / Neil Metcalfe: S & M Smith, Roger / Neil Metcalfe:
S & M

(Incus -- UK )

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Flute and acoustic guitar duets recorded in a variety of places under widely varying conditions in 1994 and 1995 between guitarist Roger Smith and flutist Neil Metcalfe, including recordings from Metcalfe's flat to concerts in Hollywell to a proper studio in London showing many facets to these free improvisers strong rapport and creative skills.

Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi: Mannyoka Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi:
Mannyoka

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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NoBusiness continues their essential 70's reissue series of renowned Japanese free improvisers, here in an LP and extended CD edition of the live duo of percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and saxophonist Kaoru Abe on alto, soprano & sopranino saxophones, the LP presenting their 1978 concert at Gaja, Hatsudai in Tokyo, the CD extended with a live set at Minor, Kichijoji the same year.

Bae, Choi Sun / Junji Hirose / Motoharu Yoshizawa / Kim Dae Hwan: Arirang Fantasy Bae, Choi Sun / Junji Hirose / Motoharu Yoshizawa / Kim Dae Hwan:
Arirang Fantasy

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A 1995 live concert at Romanisches Cafe in Tokyo from the South Korean and Japanese free improvising quartet of Choi Sun Bae on trumpet, Junji Hirose on tenor & soprano saxophones, Motoharu Yoshizawa on electric vertical five strings bass, and Kim Dae Hwan on percussion, in five collective improvisations including an homage to Charlie Parker.

Hazan, Shay / Albert Beger / Eyal Netzer / Nadav Masel / Haim E. Peskoff / Ofer Bymel: Good Morning Hazan, Shay / Albert Beger / Eyal Netzer / Nadav Masel / Haim E. Peskoff / Ofer Bymel:
Good Morning Universe [10-inch VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Double bassist Shay Hazan, a member of the Albert Beger Quartet, provides the compositions for this 10" album recorded in Tel-Aviv,, a sextet that's essentially a double trio, with two tenor saxophonists (Albert Beger and Eyal Netzer), two drummers (Haim E. Peskoff and Ofer Bymel) and a secondary string from Nadav Masel playing a hamsa, a 5-stringed custom cello.

Naughton, Bobby / Wadada Leo Smith / Perry Robinson: The Haunt Naughton, Bobby / Wadada Leo Smith / Perry Robinson:
The Haunt

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Reissuing Otic Records' 1976 LP "The Haunt" led by Bobby Naughton on vibes in a trio with Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, and Perry Robinson on clarinet, very much in the India Navigation / loft scene vein of forward-thinking free improvisation: spacious and thoughtful as the players meticulously develop their concepts with uncompromising skill and artistry.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Aki Takase: Live At Cafe Amores Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Aki Takase:
Live At Cafe Amores

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Legendary free jazz pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, founder of Globe Unity Orchestra and Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, met masterful Japanese pianist Aki Takase in 1995 for a live concert at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan, for a concert of intricate interplay and uniquely creative approaches, taking on work by Mingus, Monk, and even Frank Zappa.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Aki Takase: Live At Cafe Amores [VINYL] Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Aki Takase:
Live At Cafe Amores [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Legendary free jazz pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, founder of Globe Unity Orchestra and Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, met masterful Japanese pianist Aki Takase in 1995 for a live concert at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan, for a concert of intricate interplay and uniquely creative approaches, taking on work by Mingus, Monk, and even Frank Zappa.

Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi: Banka [VINYL] Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi:
Banka [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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NoBusiness continues their essential 70's reissue series of renowned Japanese free improvisers, here in an LP and extended CD edition of the live duo of percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and saxophonist Kaoru Abe on alto, soprano & sopranino saxophones, the LP presenting their 1978 concert at Gaja, Hatsudai in Tokyo, the CD extended with a live set at Minor, Kichijoji the same year.

Bae, Choi Sun / Junji Hirose / Motoharu Yoshizawa / Kim Dae Hwan: Arirang Fantasy [VINYL] Bae, Choi Sun / Junji Hirose / Motoharu Yoshizawa / Kim Dae Hwan:
Arirang Fantasy [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A 1995 live concert at Romanisches Cafe in Tokyo from the South Korean and Japanese free improvising quartet of Choi Sun Bae on trumpet, Junji Hirose on tenor & soprano saxophones, Motoharu Yoshizawa on electric vertical five strings bass, and Kim Dae Hwan on percussion, in five collective improvisations including an homage to Charlie Parker.

Mezei, Szilard Septet: Veres Pancel Mezei, Szilard Septet:
Veres Pancel

(FMR -- UK )

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Vojvodinian composer and violist Szilard Mezei formed this septet in 2005, his 3rd chamber group with a distinctly free jazz voice, citing influences Gyorgy Szabados, Anthony Braxton, Bela Bartok, Witold Lutoslawsky, Gyoryg Ligeti, Jimmy Giuffre, Steve Lacy, Mal Waldron, to which we would add Eric Dolphy, here in their second FMR album capturing a live concert in Serbia, 2018.

Gibbs, Phil / Marcello Magliocchi / Adrian Northover / Maresuke Okamoto: Sezu Gibbs, Phil / Marcello Magliocchi / Adrian Northover / Maresuke Okamoto:
Sezu

(FMR -- UK )

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An intense live concert in Bristol, UK of collective free improvisation using insane technique and ecstatic drive from the quartet of Philip Gibbs on guitar & banjo, Marcello Magliocchi on drums, Adrian Northover on soprano & alto saxophones, and Maresuke Okamoto on cello & voice, a wonderfully skilled example of unexpected directions in creative free playing.

Runcible Quintet, The: Four Runcible Quintet, The:
Four

(FMR -- UK )

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London-based free improvisers and members of the London Improvisers Orchestra (LIO), this ensemble consists of soprano saxophonist Adrian Northover, flautist Neil Metcalfe, acoustic guitarist Daniel Thompson, double bassist John Edwards and Italian-born drummer Marcello Magliocci, in their second album on the FMR label, a spectacular live performance at I'klectik in 2017.

Sewelson, Dave (w/ William Parker): Music For A Free World Sewelson, Dave (w/ William Parker):
Music For A Free World

(FMR -- UK )

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West Coast baritone saxophonist Dave Sewelson leads the accomplished quartet of Steve Swell on trombone, William Parker on bass, and Marvin "Bugalu" Smith on drums through six collective compositions, plus a reprise of Sewelson's earlier "Music for a Free World" composition, and his new composition "Bill" for guitarist/composer and friend Bill Horvitz.

Frame Trio (Luis Vincente / Marcelo Dos Reis / Nils Vermeulen): Luminaria Frame Trio (Luis Vincente / Marcelo Dos Reis / Nils Vermeulen):
Luminaria

(FMR -- UK )

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Recording at Centro Norton de Matos Gymnasium, in Coimbra, Portugal, the Frame Trio led by Portuguese trumpeter Luis Vicente and Portuguese guitarist Marcelo Dos Reis, with Belgium double bassist Nils Vermeulen rounding out their unique approach to improvised music blending jazz and free approaches as they present their six part "Luminaria" (Luminary) suite.

Dunmall, Paul / Jon Irabagon / Mark Sanders / Jim Bashford: The Rain Sessions Dunmall, Paul / Jon Irabagon / Mark Sanders / Jim Bashford:
The Rain Sessions

(FMR -- UK )

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Dedicated to Cecil Taylor and taking advantage of NY saxophonist Irabagon's UK visit, this album presents four drum duets "time two", as two tenor saxophonists--Paul Dunmall and Jon Irabagon--meet two lyrical drummers--Mark Sanders and Jim Bashford--following Dunmall long-standing interest in drum and sax duets, the results this ebullient and remarkable album.

Free Pantone Trio: A Blink Of An Eye To The Nature Of Things Free Pantone Trio:
A Blink Of An Eye To The Nature Of Things

(FMR -- UK )

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Free Pantone trio is a Portuguese musical group recently created in Lisbon by bassist Rui Sousa, pianist Manuel Guimaraes and drummer Joao Valinho, using a trans-idiomatic and experimental approach they seek to exploit diverse musical genres and sub-genres from jazz and contemporary music using improvisation and real-time composition as their uniting principle.

Spence, Alister / Satoko Fujii: Intelsat Spence, Alister / Satoko Fujii:
Intelsat

(Alister Spence Music -- Australia )

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Continuing her monthly releases for her 60th birthday, Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii meets Australian keyboard and electronic artist Alister Spence for their second meeting, touring Japan and recording this spellbinding album merging bells, gongs, electronics, and acoustic piano, inside and out, in a passionate album that balances melodicism and sound.

Victor's, Fay SoundNoiseFunk (feat Joe Morris): Wet Robots Victor's, Fay SoundNoiseFunk (feat Joe Morris):
Wet Robots

(ESP -- USA )

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SoundNoiseFUNK is New York free vocalist Fay Victor's quartet with Sam Newsome on soprano sax, Joe Morris on electric guitar and Reggie Nicholson on drums, a great collective group of leaders who perfect support Fay's wordless vocals and pointed statements, the title "Wet Robots" refererring to technology that is useless to help in an apocalyptic age; impressive.

Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi: New York United [CD + DOWNLOAD] Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi:
New York United [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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An excellent blend of electronics and acoustics as saxophonist, flutist and trumpeter Daniel Carter meets sound artist Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic pop band Blue Foundation, with Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and drum wiz Federico Ughi rounding out this forward-thinking album of hazy and rhythmic electroacoustic environments.

Listening Group (feat. Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Jeff Snyder / Stelios Mihas / Federico Ughi) Listening Group (feat. Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Jeff Snyder / Stelios Mihas / Federico Ughi):
Live at the Forward Festival 2016 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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A live performance at Forward Festival 2016, in Brooklyn, NY, merging chamber music, free improvisation, free and avant jazz and other forms in a an ensemble with Daniel Carter (sax & trumpet), Claire de Brunner (bassoon), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Nick Lyons (sax), Jeff Snyder (electronics), Stelios Mihas (guitar), Jonah Rosenberg (piano), Zach Swanson (bass), and Federico Ughi (drums).

Mochizuki, Harutaka : Through The Glass [CASSETTE] Mochizuki, Harutaka :
Through The Glass [CASSETTE]

(Armageddon Nova -- Japan )

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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Harutaka Mochizuki releases this solo album performing on saxophone, performing two extended improvisations that explore the instrument as a whole, producing unusual sounds from the physical and mechanical aspects of the horn alongside more traditional playing, using an expanded range of dynamics to build tension and interest.

Sturge, Donald / Anthony McKenzie II (feat. Elliot Sharp, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid): Silenced II - Sturge, Donald / Anthony McKenzie II (feat. Elliot Sharp, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid):
Silenced II - Views from the Auction Block [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II trades off duos with a set of masterful musicians in the second volume of his "Silenced" project, here with guitarist Elliott Sharp for a complex and inspired dialog; with bassist Bill Laswell for a rich and moody soundscape; and with guitarist Vernon Reid in a piece for McKenzie's daughter; plus one solo drum piece.

Fox, Christopher (w/ John Butcher / Thomas Lehn / Paul Lovens / Axel Dorner): Topophony Fox, Christopher (w/ John Butcher / Thomas Lehn / Paul Lovens / Axel Dorner):
Topophony

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Three versions of English composer Christopher Fox's 2015 compositions "Topophony (for Orchestra With or Without Improvising Soloists", performed by the WDR Symphonieorchester conducted by Ilan Volkov, the 1st version with improvising trumpeter Axel Dorner, the 2nd without improvisation, and the 3rd with improvisers, saxophonist John Butcher & synth player Thomas Lehn.

Kirchner, Quin: The Other Side Of Time [2 CDs w/BONUS TRACKS] Kirchner, Quin:
The Other Side Of Time [2 CDs w/BONUS TRACKS]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Known as a superlative sideman, Chicago drummer/percussionist Quin Kirchner's debut as a leader brings together trombonist Nick Broste, bass clarinetist Jason Stein, saxophonist Nate Lepine, pianist Ben Boye and bassist Matt Ulery for an excellent album of spiritual free playing with compositions from Sun Ra, Andrew Hill, Charles Mingus, Paul Motian, Phil Cohran, &c.

Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor): Electroradiance Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor):
Electroradiance

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The second album from this New York and Chicago trio of bass clarinetist Jason Stein, keyboardist Paul Giallorenzo, and drummer Chad Taylor (replacing Frank Rosaly), a funky mix of jazz, electronics and rock that plays free but also melodically, absorbing styles and turning them into an upbeat, rhythmically exciting and lyrically effusive album.

Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor): Electroradiance [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor):
Electroradiance [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The second album from this New York and Chicago trio of bass clarinetist Jason Stein, keyboardist Paul Giallorenzo, and drummer Chad Taylor (replacing Frank Rosaly), a funky mix of jazz, electronics and rock that plays free but also melodically, absorbing styles and turning them into an upbeat, rhythmically exciting and lyrically effusive album.

Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): Hiljaisuus [VINYL] Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon):
Hiljaisuus [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Kuzu is a hard-charging but patient trio that came together in the fall of 2017, after saxophonist Dave Rempis, a stalwart of the Chicago improvised music scene, worked with both Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums) individually as part of a lengthy solo tour of the U.S.; this new trio is captured at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in an intense and dynamic live set.

Seabrook, Brandon Trio: Convulsionaries Seabrook, Brandon Trio:
Convulsionaries

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Essentially a string trio, guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with upright bassist Henry Fraser and cellist Daniel Levin is anything but typical string fair, blending improvisation with complex composition and rock sensibilities as one of New York's most unique downtown players takes listeners on a diverse and sometimes demented journey through genre and style.

Seabrook, Brandon Trio: Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Seabrook, Brandon Trio:
Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Essentially a string trio, guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with upright bassist Henry Fraser and cellist Daniel Levin is anything but typical string fair, blending improvisation with complex composition and rock sensibilities as one of New York's most unique downtown players takes listeners on a diverse and sometimes demented journey through genre and style.

Leap Of Faith: Proof Theory Leap Of Faith:
Proof Theory

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The core trio of the Leap of Faith Orchestra is Boston area PEK on clarinets, saxophones, double reeds & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion, here expanded with Eric Dahlman on trumpet, whistles and game calls, and and Jim Warshauer on saxophone, in an incredibly diverse live performance at Outpost 186, in Cambridge, 2018.

Leap Of Faith: Topological Constructions Leap Of Faith:
Topological Constructions

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The core trio of the Leap of Faith Orchestra--PEK on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion--is joined by fellow Orchestra violinist Mimi Rabson and special guest, violinist Elinor Speirs, for a remarkable improvised work using a huge arsenal of instruments including a new Brontosaurus Bell.

Leap Of Faith Orchestra: Cosmological Horizons Leap Of Faith Orchestra:
Cosmological Horizons

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The largest ensemble of Boston-area David M. Peck's Leap of Faith collective using Peck's frame notation compositional method of written descriptions and graphic symbols to allow large ensembles to create major works without extensive rehearsing, accompanied by a 23 page booklet that illustrates that concept and details this 2018 Killian Hall, MIT, concert.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Blast Furnace Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Blast Furnace

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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PEK and Yuri Zbitnov's working project exploring chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments using a wide range of sonorities, including gongs, chimes, glockenspiel, Tibetan Bowls and other metallic sounds and horns, plus accompaniment tracks, with special guests Bob Moores on trumpet and guitar and Eric Woods on analog synth and performing real time Signal Processing.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Cryptomorphism Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Cryptomorphism

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The Boston ensemble of unique instrumentation layering percussion, bowed and struck metal, synth, vibes and other percussive devices, whose core players are drawn from the Leap of Faith ensemble, is joined by Eric Woods on analog synth, along with two guitar players and Joel Simches on real time signal processing, allowing for an expanded palette of sound.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Syncretic Discipline Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Syncretic Discipline

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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PEK and Yuri Zbitnov lead the Metal Chaos Ensemble, here in a septet rendering of this Boston-area free improvising group that embraces an impressive arsenal of percussive, electronic and acoustic instruments, using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation.

von Wyl, Luzia Ensemble: Throwing Coins von Wyl, Luzia Ensemble:
Throwing Coins

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Swiss pianist and composer leads her Luzia von Wyl Ensemble, a 10 piece band orchestrated with piano, bass, drums, flute, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and marimba, in a series of original jazz pieces that embrace third-stream jazz and Middle Eastern modal melodies, her players taking on exceptional solo spots fueled by her sophisticated compositions.

Master Oogway: The Concert Koan [VINYL] Master Oogway:
The Concert Koan [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Powerful electric jazz roots from the Norwegian quartet of Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, Karl Erik E. Horndalsveen on double bass, and Martin Mellem on drums, shredding inspirations from 60s electric Miles and Ornette, with a rock influenced rhythm section and electric guitar work driving great soloing.

Heaven (Henrik Pultz Melbye / Ole Mofjell): IAPOE [VINYL] Heaven (Henrik Pultz Melbye / Ole Mofjell):
IAPOE [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Inspired by European improvisation, 60's NY-loft-avant-garde and Ethiopian jazz, Heaven, the Norwegian collaborative project of Danish saxophonist Henrik Pultz Melbye and Norwegian drummer Ole Mofjell, merge rhythmic and melodic realms, adding stretches of noise and non-idiomatic sounds, in fast-paced, highly-energetic, and highly-informed performances.

Rasmussen, Mette  / Chris Corsano: A View Of The Moon (From The Sun) Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano:
A View Of The Moon (From The Sun)

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Following their Relative Pitch album "All the Ghosts at Once", the free improvising duo of alto saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and drummer Chris Corsano, also on slide clarinet, release their 2nd album, a live concert at Cankarjev dom, in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2015, pushing the limits on both instruments through radical technique and inventive approaches to their playing.

McEachern Trio, Peter: Bone-Code McEachern Trio, Peter:
Bone-Code

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A trombone trio led by Peter McEachern, with frequent collaborators the formidable rhythm team of Mario Pavone on bass and Michael Sarin on drums; here they dedicate their lyrical, blues tinged but avant embracing album to Roswell Rudd as they play a set of McEachern compositions, along with one from Mario Pavone and one from Alice Coltrane.

Nordstrom, Fredrik : Needs Nordstrom, Fredrik :
Needs

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An all-star octet of Swedish improvisers is actually a double quaret with two reed players (Nordstrom & Ljugkvist), two brass players (Aleklint and Barno), two double bassists (Augustson and Zetterberg) and two drummers (Cantillo and Rundqvist), creating a powerful rhythmic foundation for a lyrical set of Nordstrom compositions and conductions.

Sacks, Jacob: Fishes Sacks, Jacob:
Fishes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Eleven new works from New York pianist Jacob Sacks in a quintet with some of NY's finest--Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, Michael Formanek on bass, and Dan Weiss on drums--referencing traditional jazz influences like Monk & Mingus with superbly creative soloing fostered by the freedom of Sack's compositions.

Pitsiokos, Chris / Susana Santos Silva / Torbjorn Zetterberg: Child Of Illusion Pitsiokos, Chris / Susana Santos Silva / Torbjorn Zetterberg:
Child Of Illusion

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A profound sense of drama in free playing from the young collective trio of NY saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos with the establish partnership of Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and Swedish bassist Torbjourn Zetterberg, in chamber-like jazz, informed by their musical background that spreads over a myriad of aesthetics, full of nuance and beautiful interplay.

Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang): What's Next? Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang):
What's Next?

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A great example of the Norwegian creative jazz scene, the quintet of Andree Roligheten on sax & clarinet, Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Oscar Gronberg on piano, Jon Rune Strom on double bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums take their name from an Ornette Coleman LP, as they show us 'What's Next' by blending lyrical and free approaches with unexpected twists and turns.

Musica De Selvagem (Decloedt / Nader / Rodrigues / Ferreira / Marques): Volume Unico Musica De Selvagem (Decloedt / Nader / Rodrigues / Ferreira / Marques):
Volume Unico

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Reacting to negative comments about Brazilian music, Sao Paulo-born double bassist Arthur Decloedt recruited saxophonist Filipe Nader to create a new, spontaneous and free-form take on Brazilian jazz, using pop songs as a jumping off point, with four vocalists and a five piece band creating compelling new and unusual hybrids of Brazil's rich, rhythmic and compelling music.

Albatre (Costa / Almeida / Ernstring): The Fall Of The Damned Albatre (Costa / Almeida / Ernstring):
The Fall Of The Damned

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Rotterdam based band comprising two Portuguese players--Gonccalo Almeida on bass and Hugo Costa on sax--and German drummer Philipp Ernsting, the trio adding electronics, keys and effects, in their third album slamming hard free jazz and rock angst into a controlled chaos, a maelstrom of powerful riffs, rugged soloing, and mesmerizing grooves.

Knalpot (Fanoli / Jager / Caron): Dierendag Knalpot (Fanoli / Jager / Caron):
Dierendag

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Sporting a strange sense of humor and blending rock and improvisation, instrumentally this Amsterdam is the duo of Raphael Vanoli on guitar, synth, & electronics and Gerri Jager on drums, synths, & electronics, with Sandor Caron providing sound design, here in an album of stylistic amalgamations of unexpected and upbeat rhythmic oddity and fun melodic inventiveness.

Coleman, Ornette: Looking For Ornette [DVD] Coleman, Ornette:
Looking For Ornette [DVD]

(La Huite -- France )

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Two films documenting and seeking insight into the work of late alto saxophonist and free jazz trail blazer Ornette Coleman, to some an iconoclast, to others a pioneering musician; the first film by Jacque Goldstein creates a portrait through interviews of those influenced by him; the 2nd, Stephane Jourdain follows Coleman's influence in today's music.

Sommer, Gunter Baby (w/ Till Bronner): Baby's Party Sommer, Gunter Baby (w/ Till Bronner):
Baby's Party

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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For his 75th birthday celebration, German free jazz legend Guther "Baby" Sommer joined with German trumpeter and flugelhornist Till Bronner for a rhythmically inventive, lyrical, and joyful album of free improvisation, nine pieces from Sommer plus "Danny Boy" (Weatherly) and Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood", making for a stylish and upbeat party!

Aeby, Stefen Trio (w/ Andre Pousaz / Michi Stulz): The London Concert Aeby, Stefen Trio (w/ Andre Pousaz / Michi Stulz):
The London Concert

(Intakt -- Austria )

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The Stefan Aeby Trio at the Intakt Festival at Vortex Jazz Club in London 2017, the pianist leading his trio with bassist Andre Pousaz and drummer Michi Stulz through lyrical original compositions from Aeby, with one from Pousaz, a wonderful example of the modern piano trio that embrace a wealth of styles and approaches while flowing clearly in jazz history.

Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen): We Must Mustn't We [VINYL] Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen):
We Must Mustn't We [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Leveraging influences in improvisation and contemporary compositional music, Belgian/Oslo pianist Jonas Cambien, a member of Simiskina and Platform, extends his own trio of saxophonist Andre Rolighete and drummer Andreas Wildhagen with trumpeter Torstein Lavik Larsen on 2 tracks, as they balance jazz, avant, free improv and other hybrid forms in a compellingly creative album.

Jerman, Jeph /  Steve Jansen: First Second [CASSETTE] Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen:
First Second [CASSETTE]

(That's Cool Records -- USA )

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Two studio recordings of objects, tapes, devices and guitar from the duo of Steve Jansen and Jeph Jerman, starting with seemingly random elements of sound that transform into rich soundscapes with subtle activity and extraneous, unidentifiable sound, keeping the listener's curiosity and interest, as the two pieces slowly build in sonic richness and force.



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