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Guitarists


 
Ellman, Liberty: Tactiles Ellman, Liberty:
Tactiles

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith: Valle de Mexico Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith:
Valle de Mexico

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Guitarist Sandy Ewen and double bassist Damon Smith recorded these 2 extended improvsations in concert as part a "Desbordamientos" series at Cine Tonala, in Mexico City, pairing live music with screenings of Derek Bailey's 4-part series on improvisation.

Ewen, Sandy & Henry Kaiser: Lake Monsters Ewen, Sandy & Henry Kaiser:
Lake Monsters

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Seven electric guitar duos from Kaiser & Ewen, recorded during a 6 hour marathon session in Houston, TX, impressive for the intense technical interactions as well as the assertive use of sound and distortion to augment their wonderfully strange, monstrous ideas.

Falaise, Bernard : Clic Falaise, Bernard :
Clic

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Guitarist Falaise (Klaxon Gueule, Les Projectionnistes) in pieces that reference Aksak Maboul, Braxton, Beefheart, Donatoni, Les Granules, Nancarrow, Stravinsky, & Wyatt.

Falaise, Bernard: Do Falaise, Bernard:
Do

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Bernard Falaise's debut solo album in 15 peieces for guitar ensembles played by one guitarist with the help of overdubbing and digital processing.

Favre / Schaufelberger: Albatros Favre / Schaufelberger:
Albatros

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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European free jazz pioneer, drummer Pierre Favre in 1 of 2 duo CDs with younger musicians released together: "Vol a Voile" with trombonist Samuel Blaser, and "Albatros" with guitarist Pilipp Schaufelberger.

Felizardo, Filipe: Guitar Soli for the Moa and the Frog Felizardo, Filipe:
Guitar Soli for the Moa and the Frog

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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The third solo venture for Lisbon-based guitarist and visual artist Filipe Felizardo, performing without effects and loops over a lush and spare framework, for a "ghost blues meditation" in 8 movements of focused, beautifully paced and sonically oriented playing.

Ferguson / van Heumen: whistle pig saloon Ferguson / van Heumen:
whistle pig saloon

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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WPG is John Ferguson and Robert van Heumen, blending a fractured pulse with dynamic texture into an immersive and disorientating music, from subtle to invasive sound.

Fields Ensemble, Scott: We Are The Phliks Fields Ensemble, Scott:
We Are The Phliks

(RogueArt -- France )

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Fields, Scott / Matthias Schubert: Minaret Minuets Fields, Scott / Matthias Schubert:
Minaret Minuets

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Frequent collaborators Fields and Schubert on electric guitar and tenor saxophone performing innovative and virtuosic material in ways that sound much larger than a duo setting would imply.

Fields, Scott & Stephan Rath: What We Talk Fields, Scott & Stephan Rath:
What We Talk

(NEOS Music -- Germany )

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The duo of Scott Fields on guitar and Stephan Rath on the theorbo (a long necked stringed instrument) crosses new music with early music, performing works written for the 2007 Cologne Music Triennial.

Fields, Scott: drawings Fields, Scott:
drawings

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A series of brief guitar improvisations based on the visual art of Thomas Hornung, who creates chalk artwork that usually takes less than 1 minute to create.

Fine, Milo Free Jazz Ensemble: Earlier Outbreaks of Iconoclasm (1976-8) [2 CDs] Fine, Milo Free Jazz Ensemble:
Earlier Outbreaks of Iconoclasm (1976-8) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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An excellent reissue of reedist/drummer/pianist Milo Fine, bringing together material released on Hat Hut in 1976 & '7 ("Hah!" & "The Constant Extension Of Inescapable Tradition") plus his never-issued '78 album "When I Was Five Years Old, I Predicted Your Whole Life".

Flaten, Ingebrigt Haker: Birds <i>[Used Item]</i> Flaten, Ingebrigt Haker:
Birds [Used Item]

(Tektite -- Norway )

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Tektite is European improvising bassist Inegbrigt Haker Flaten's new label to release solo and ensemble work; "Birds" presents 5 solo recordings from Grand Sport Studio in Oslo and one live from The Hideout in Chicago.

Frisell, Bill: Silent Comedy Frisell, Bill:
Silent Comedy

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A remarkable solo guitar CD from Bill Frisell, filled with complex harmonies, bizarre voicings, rich orchestral sonorities, intense screams, delicate phrasing, wild noises and an incredible simultaneity.

Frith, Fred / Evan Parker: Hello, I Must Be Going Frith, Fred / Evan Parker:
Hello, I Must Be Going

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Two masters who rarely play together--guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist Evan Parker--performing together as a duo at the 30th Musique Actuelle Festival in Victoriaville, Canada for an amazing exchange of ideas and intensely subtle dialog.

Frith, Fred & Glennie, Evelyn: The Sugar Factory Frith, Fred & Glennie, Evelyn:
The Sugar Factory

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Amazing guitar and percussion duo on this first encounter between Frith and Glennie, recorded for the filming of Thomas Riedelsheimer's documentary Touch the Soundabout Scottis.

Frith, Fred / John Butcher: The Natural Order Frith, Fred / John Butcher:
The Natural Order

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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This album documents guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist John Butcher's first head-to-head encounter in a recording studio, two titans of their instruments playing without overdubs in a single session for remarkable creative and sonic results.

Frith, Fred / Zorn, John: The Art of Memory Frith, Fred / Zorn, John:
The Art of Memory

(Incus -- Great Britain )

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The original incredible duet of alto saxophonist John Zorn and guitarist Fred Frith in live duets of amazing strength and communication, awe inspiring improvisation.

Frith, Fred: Accidental Frith, Fred:
Accidental

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Frith, Fred: Cheap at Half the Price Frith, Fred:
Cheap at Half the Price

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Frith, Fred: Clearing Frith, Fred:
Clearing

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Frith, Fred: Guitar Solos Frith, Fred:
Guitar Solos

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Frith, Fred: Live in Japan Frith, Fred:
Live in Japan

(ReR/ Fred Records -- USA )

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Fred Frith's 1982 live album of his solo concerts at various venues in Japan, 1981, performing on guitar, throat mike, violin and piano; long out of print and now remastered by Tom Dimuzio.

Frith, Fred: Prints Frith, Fred:
Prints

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Frith, Fred: Step Across the Border Frith, Fred:
Step Across the Border

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Frith, Fred: The Previous Evening Frith, Fred:
The Previous Evening

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Frith, Fred: To Sail, To Sail Frith, Fred:
To Sail, To Sail

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The idiosyncratic master of the guitar, this album is pure Fred Frith, playing solo acoustic guitar over a range of styles including classical, blues, folk, gypsy and free improvisation.

Fushitsusha: Withdrawe, this sable Disclosure ere devot'd Fushitsusha:
Withdrawe, this sable Disclosure ere devot'd

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Gallio / Rupp: Fasane Hula Punk Gallio / Rupp:
Fasane Hula Punk

(Rapid Moment -- Malaysia )

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The duo of electric guitarist Olaf Rupp and soprano saxophonist Christoph Gallio in a set of 13 studio improvisations, restrained and thoughtful dialog of great technical skill and unusual tonal approaches to both instruments.

Gawa, Matta: bA Gawa, Matta:
bA

(Engine -- USA )

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Matta Gawa is guitarist Edward Ricart and drummer Sam Lohman, Washington, DC based rock improvisers creating music they describe as "cinematic chunks of post-hardcore improvised sound".

Geisse, Gunnar: Meta Atem Geisse, Gunnar:
Meta Atem

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Mysterious and intense works for electric guitar, signal processing, field recordings and voice from experimenter, improviser and audio researcher Gunnar Geisse.

  Giardullo, Joe, Sangeeta Michael Berardi:
Art Spirit

(Boxholder -- USA )

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Gottschalk, Kurt: 24b Gottschalk, Kurt:
24b

(Batterrie -- USA )

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Two introspective works of heavily saturated acoustic guitar form Ecstasy Mule's Kurt Gottschalk (aka Casey G), lovely musings for dark days.

Gottschalk, Kurt: Bluefly Variations Gottschalk, Kurt:
Bluefly Variations

(Batterrie -- USA )

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Solo improvisations from guitarist Kurt Gottschalk, recorded at the juncture of the Connecticut and West Rivers in Windham County, Vermont on the afternoon of April 29, 2009.

Graculus: Small Things <i>[Used Item]</i> Graculus:
Small Things [Used Item]

(Whi Music -- Great Britain )

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"Heading north to Liverpool, we find the duo of Graculus making some very gracious and enjoyable improvised music. The group is Richard Harding on classical guitar and Phil Hargreaves on flute and soprano sax, and their approach is as s...

Gronvold, Daniel / Havard Volden Gronvold, Daniel / Havard Volden:

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Volden and Gronvold are two Oslo-based improvising acoustic tabletop guitarists whose work focuses on textures and timing creating large and impressionistic soundscapes.

Gustafsson, Mats w/ John Russell & Phil Minton: a duo(s) [VINYL] Gustafsson, Mats w/ John Russell & Phil Minton:
a duo(s) [VINYL]

(Bocian -- Poland )

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Multi-reedist Mats Gustafsson explores unique environments in improvised music with two duos performed live at Cafe OTO, one duo per side, the first with free vocalist Phil Minton for understated gargling and instrumental aberrations; the second with guitarist John Russell.

Hall, Gordon: Things The Willow Told Me Hall, Gordon:
Things The Willow Told Me

(no label -- USA )

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Guitarist Gordon Hall in an album of instrumental journeys and vocal work, a series of independent spatial experiences with structural nuance and improvisation.

Halvorson Trio, Mary : Dragon's Head Halvorson Trio, Mary :
Dragon's Head

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Brooklyn guitarist Mary Halvorson in her 1st release with her trio of bassist John Hebert & drummer Ches Smith, experimenting with harmonic, melodic & rhythmic components.

Haunted House (Loren Connors): Blue Ghost Blues [VINYL] Haunted House (Loren Connors):
Blue Ghost Blues [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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Avant blues in Haunted House's return after 10 years, as guitarists Loren Connors and Andrew Burnes, free-form vocalist Suzanne Langille and daf player Neel Murgai burn slow, distorted, reverb-drenched blues.

Haynes, Justin: Birder Haynes, Justin:
Birder

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Birder started as a piece for solo tenor banjo to study of the music of Charlie Parker (Bird), an exhaustive work with Christine Duncan's trombone and theremin at the end.

Haynes, Justin: Birder <i>[Used Item]</i> Haynes, Justin:
Birder [Used Item]

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Birder started as a piece for solo tenor banjo to study of the music of Charlie Parker (Bird), an exhaustive work with Christine Duncan's trombone and theremin at the end.

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Altered Realities [Used Item]

(New Albion -- USA )

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Hopson, Holland / James Keepnews: Hunting and Gathering Hopson, Holland / James Keepnews:
Hunting and Gathering

(Metaharmonic -- USA )

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Ishida, Naoki: Tone Redust <i>[Used Item]</i> Ishida, Naoki:
Tone Redust [Used Item]

(Quasi Pop -- Great Britain )

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Johannesen / Furu: the eco logic Johannesen / Furu:
the eco logic

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Guitarist Kim Johannesen and clarinetist Svein Magus Furu in a set of works with interacting tonalities that rely almost completely on texture, tones, scraping, &c..

Johnson, Richard Leo / Gregg Bendian: Who Knew Charlie Shoe? Johnson, Richard Leo / Gregg Bendian:
Who Knew Charlie Shoe?

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Innovative guitarist Richard Leo Johnson and "junk" percussionist Greg Bendian on 21 unsual and melodic compositions extending Johnson's "Legend of Vernon McAlister."

Jones / Chabala: Undercurrents Jones / Chabala:
Undercurrents

(Roeba -- USA )

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Brighton, UK turntable/electronics improvisor Daniel Jones and the American guitarist Barry Chabala meet for an album of ringing and beautiful lowercase sound.

Kaiser, Henry / Damon Smith: Relations Kaiser, Henry / Damon Smith:
Relations

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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The duo of Henry Kaiser and bassist Damon Smith perform 8 free improvisation with titles from the book "Company Week" by Peter Riley, a commentary on Derek Bailey's 1997 collective, Kaiser using a 1998 Monteleone Radio Flyer 7 string guitar at the request of Smith.

Kaiser, Henry: Requia And Other Improvisations For Guitar Solo Kaiser, Henry:
Requia And Other Improvisations For Guitar Solo

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Henry Kaiser in a solo album paying tribute to a handful of his heroes who have tragically died in the past few years, including Basho, Stockhausen, Randy California, Sun Ra, Morton Feldman, Masayuki Takayanagi, Toru Takemitsu, Pete Cosey, Sonny Sharrock, &c.

Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya: Improvisations 2 Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya:
Improvisations 2

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

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Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Tatsuya, Yoshida: Improvisations 3 [DVD] Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Tatsuya, Yoshida:
Improvisations 3 [DVD]

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

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Guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa (Altered States, Ground Zero) and drummer Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei) return for a 3rd duo release, a DVD & CD of their amazing improvisations.

Khoury, Mike & Christopher Riggs: Abandon Rate Khoury, Mike & Christopher Riggs:
Abandon Rate

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Detroit creative improvisers Christopher Riggs on guitar and Mike Khoury on violin in six studio tracks demonstrating unique approaches to their respective instruments.

L' Hexacorde: Ensemble De Guitare L' Hexacorde:
Ensemble De Guitare

(Monsieur Fauteux -- Canada )

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Laboule: Refugio Laboule:
Refugio

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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Recorded among the Alps, "Refugio" is Laboule's (Paolo Novellino) disclosure of an ancient, dusty and seaside soundscape where it's possible to discover the necessary asylum to grow and find a refuge for melancholy.

Lagos / Venosta / Mariani: Electronic Adventures in Flamenco Lagos / Venosta / Mariani:
Electronic Adventures in Flamenco

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Larsen, Stian / Jorn Erik Ahlsen: Kook Larsen, Stian / Jorn Erik Ahlsen:
Kook

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Kook is the duo of Norweigan guitarists Stian Larsen and Erik Ahlsen creating a series of improvised soundscapes using their guitars and live electronics; absorbing music of unusual tone, texture, and direction.

Lawnmower (Gray / Hobbs / Farina / Littleton): West Lawnmower (Gray / Hobbs / Farina / Littleton):
West

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Drummer Luther Gray's Lawnmower bridges jazz and rock with blues-tinged sonic underpinning from dual guitarists, with saxophonist Jim Hobbs lyrical and unique voice leading the way.

Lepage, Robert Marcel, Rene Lussier: Chants et danses du monde inanime Lepage, Robert Marcel, Rene Lussier:
Chants et danses du monde inanime

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A mixture of composition and improvisation ranging from earnest to farcical in this early recording from Robert M Lepage (clarinet, sax) and Rene Lussier (guitar).



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