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Improvised Rock
 
Surplus 1980: Arterial Ends Here [10" VINYL] Surplus 1980:
Arterial Ends Here [10" VINYL]

(Dephine Knormal Musik -- USA )

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Ex-Sleepytime percussionist Moe! Staino's post-punk project Surplus 1980 in a 10" release of new material plus a copy of Fred Frith's "Cap The Knife" and one piece based on Mute Socialite's song, "Samba Outlaw".

Talibam!: Puff Up the Volume <i>[Used Item]</i> Talibam!:
Puff Up the Volume [Used Item]

(Critical Heights -- Great Britain )

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Another absurd album by NY-based rock band Talibam! with heavy synth tones by Matt Mottel and drums by Kevin Shea, featuring self-aware rapping by the duo that is simultaneously ridiculous and intelligent.

Time of Orchids: Namesake Caution Time of Orchids:
Namesake Caution

(Cuneiform -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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New York City's avant-rock band follows up their Tzadik release with this intense, intricate and cinematic set of instrumentals.

Tatsuya, Yoshida / Imahori Tsuneo : DOTS Tatsuya, Yoshida / Imahori Tsuneo :
DOTS

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

Price: $18.00

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Ruins drummer Yoshida Tatsuya and Tipographica guitarist Imahori Tsuneo in fiery and dense improvised power rock taken at high speed, edited and overdubbed in the studio.

Unami / Kamura / Akiyama: Hontatedori [VINYL] Unami / Kamura / Akiyama:
Hontatedori [VINYL]

(Compare Notes Records -- Japan )

Price: $18.00

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The first album by the trio of Taku Unami, Moe Kamura, Tetuzi Akiyama who had been playing together as a permanent group without its name since October 2009, hauntingly beautiful songs.

Uneven Eleven: Live at Cafe OTO [2 CDs] Uneven Eleven:
Live at Cafe OTO [2 CDs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Merging three legends--drummer Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now, Massacre), Guy Segers (Univers Zero) and Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) for a wild improvising trio caught live at Cafe Oto in Lodon in 2013; not to be missed!

Univers Zero: Relaps Univers Zero:
Relaps

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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"Relaps" presents a peek into the recorded archives of one of the founding members of the Rock in Opposition (RIO) movement, the great avant-rock ensemble Univers Zero.

Various Artists: Improvised Music from Japan 2009 [book + 3 CDs] Various Artists:
Improvised Music from Japan 2009 [book + 3 CDs]

(Improvised Music From Japan -- Japan )

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Improvised Music from Japan 2009 takes a look at 33 improvised/experimental music festivals and concert series in Japan through articles and 3 CDs with 31 tracks.

Vertical Squirrels: Hold True (Accroche-toi) Vertical Squirrels:
Hold True (Accroche-toi)

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The Vertical Squirrels trio plays collective improvisations that draws on groove elements of funk and rock with Rob Wallace's sensitive drumming and Fischlin's adventurous ECM-tinted guitar work.

Weber, Allen: Hot Shock Weber, Allen:
Hot Shock

(NO LABEL -- USA )

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Grooves with Energy, or Sandunga Jazz Fusion as guitarist and leader Allen Weber describes his mix of jazz rock fusion infused with Latin, Carribeo, Funk, Blues, R & B and Rock.

World Heritage, The: Invitation to the World Heritage [DVD + CD] World Heritage, The:
Invitation to the World Heritage [DVD + CD]

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

Price: $19.95

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CD & DVD of this supergroup of Japanese improvising and advanced rock forms with members of Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, Korekyojinn, ROVO, Boredoms, Bondage Fruit, &c!

World Heritage, The: Live At Goodman World Heritage, The:
Live At Goodman

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

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The World Heritage in their 5th release recorded live at Tokyo's Akihabara Goodman in 2012, amazing improvised instrumental rock from Tatsuya Yoshida (drums), Seiichi Yamamoto (guitar), Natsuki Kido (guitar), Yuji Katsui (violin) and Mitsuru Nasuno (bass).

Wyatt, Robert : '68 Wyatt, Robert :
'68

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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The complete set of Robert Wyatt's solo recordings made in the US in late 1968, with Jimi Hendrix playing bass on one track, alongside Mike Ratledge and Hugh Hopper, performing versions of "Chlesea", "Rivmic Melodies", "Slow Walkin' Talk" and "Moon in June".

Yoshihide, Otomo : Core Anode Yoshihide, Otomo :
Core Anode

(Meena -- Japan )

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Core Anode is Otomo's roaring-sound project, 3 pieces recorded live at concerts in Tokyo (2002), Copenhagen (2006), and London (2006).

Zorn, John: Ipsissimus Zorn, John:
Ipsissimus

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn's 5th installment in the Moonchild series, nine duos, trios and quartets swirling with melodic and rhythmic invention performed by Zorn, Marc Ribot, Mike Patton, Joey Barron, & Trevor Dunn.

Zorn, John: Psychomagia Zorn, John:
Psychomagia

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn's Abraxas quartet (Arm Bajakian-guitar, Eyal Maoz-guitar, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz-bass, Kenny Grohowski-drums) perform a new suite inspired by the magical writings of Giordano Bruno & Alejandro Jodorowski, from minimialist to intense ritual music.

Zorn, John: Valentine's Day Zorn, John:
Valentine's Day

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn brings together Downtown New Yorkers, Marc Ribot on guitar, Trevor Dunn on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, for 12 instrumental miniatures combining atonal lyricism with rock intensity; scronky, demanding and exciting hybrids of improv and rock.

Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt: Higgins, Bret; Atlas Revolt Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt:
Higgins, Bret; Atlas Revolt

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A Canadian quintet led by double bassist Bret Higgins (Zebrina) merging latin, R&B, soul, film soundtracks, jazz and more into moody and infectious grooves, lyrical and upbeat music that borrows freely from a variety of world and folk styles in exuberant ways.

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields:
Akra Kampoj

(New Atlantis -- USA )

Price: $9.56

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Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.

Haino, Keiji / Mitsuru Nasuno / Yoshimitsu Ichiraku: After Seijaku [2 CDs] Haino, Keiji / Mitsuru Nasuno / Yoshimitsu Ichiraku:
After Seijaku [2 CDs]

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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The Seijaku Trio of Keiji Haino (electronics, guitar, voice), Mitsuru Nasuno (bass, electronics) and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku (electronics), recording 2 years after the "Last Live" album, in an epic voyage of meditative and intricate electronics performed live in Tokyo.

Seijaku: Last Live [2 CDs] Seijaku:
Last Live [2 CDs]

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Long form twisted blues from the Japanese Seijaku Trio of Keiji Haino (guitar, voice, violin & flute), Mitsuru Nasuno (bass) and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku (drums), performing live at Club Goodman in Tokyo in 2014, for an album of profoundly introspective and dark music.

Zorn, John: The True Discoveries Of Witches And Demons Zorn, John:
The True Discoveries Of Witches And Demons

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The second release by Zorn's heavy new organ trio Simulacrum of John Medeski, Matt Hollenberg and Kenny Grohowski with guests Mark Ribot on guitar and Trevor Dunn on bass, three generations of musical explorers coming together to rip your mind to shreds.

Chadbourne, Eugene: The 13 Society Chadbourne, Eugene:
The 13 Society

(Chadula -- USA )

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A great collection of original Doc Chad songs and cover versions, including songs by Yusef Islam, Lowell George, Country Joe McDonald, Marty Balin, Terry Kirkman, and Don Van Vliet, performed solo and on guitar, banjo, dobro, turntables & cassettes, with Rogier Smal on drums.

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette Bley / Koglmann / Peacock:
Annette

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg: Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg:
Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa

(Auris Media -- Israel )

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Ibarra, Susie  / Assif Tsahar: Home Cookin' Ibarra, Susie / Assif Tsahar:
Home Cookin'

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The first Hopscotch release from the then husband/wife duo of wind player Assif Tsahar and drummer Susie Ibarra, lyrical and textural powerfully woven improvisation.

Jordan, Kidd / Drake, Hamid / Parker, William: Palm of Soul Jordan, Kidd / Drake, Hamid / Parker, William:
Palm of Soul

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Little Women: Lung Little Women:
Lung

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

Price: $14.45

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A large work from Brooklyn's jazz-oriented Little Women with saxophonists Travis Laplante & Darius Jones, guitarist Andrew Smiley, and drummer Jason Nazary, a sophisticated building work collectively composed and refined over two years.

Melford, Myra Extended Ensemble: Even the Sounds Shine Melford, Myra Extended Ensemble:
Even the Sounds Shine

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.45

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Nagl, Max / Bernstein, Steve / Akchote, Noel / Jones, Brad: Big Four Nagl, Max / Bernstein, Steve / Akchote, Noel / Jones, Brad:
Big Four

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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Necks, The: Silent Night Necks, The:
Silent Night

(Fish of Milk -- Australia )

Price: $23.95

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Prevost, Eddie / Wilkinson, Alan: So Are We, So Are We Prevost, Eddie / Wilkinson, Alan:
So Are We, So Are We

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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Ratkje, Maja: Voice [VINYL LP + CD] Ratkje, Maja:
Voice [VINYL LP + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Composer, singer, electronic manipulator, violinist and theremin player Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje released this, her debut album, on CD in 2002, now available again on vinyl LP.

Zorn, John: The Dreamers-The Gentle Side Zorn, John:
The Dreamers-The Gentle Side

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Collecting and remastering the most lyrical and beautiful tracks from John Zorn's three Dreamers releases, presented in a picture disc pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Ajemian, Jason & The Highlife: Let Me Get That Digital Ajemian, Jason & The Highlife:
Let Me Get That Digital

(Sundmagi -- USA )

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Jason Ajemian's Chicago-based Highlife with Peter Hanson, Owen Stewart, Marc Riordan and New Yorker Jacob Wick, a six piece jazz/rock ensemble with a skewed lyric sense, recommended.

Black Happy Day: In the Garden of Ghostflowers Black Happy Day:
In the Garden of Ghostflowers

(Silber Media -- USA )

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A collaboration between Tara Vanflower & Timothy Renner bridging ambient music and americana using guitars, banjo & dulcimer with feedback & effects.

Boredoms: Super Roots 8 [EP] Boredoms:
Super Roots 8 [EP]

(Vice Recordings -- USA )

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CACAW: Stellar Power CACAW:
Stellar Power

(Skirl -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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With the stellar lineup of Landon Knoblock (keyboards), Oscar Noriega (sax) and Jeff Davis (drums), the NYC futurist jazz trio CACAW blends avant-jazz and synth rock in exhilarating and unorthodox ways on this impressive debut release.

CACAW: Stellar Power [VINYL] CACAW:
Stellar Power [VINYL]

(Skirl -- USA )

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With the stellar lineup of Landon Knoblock (keyboards), Oscar Noriega (sax) and Jeff Davis (drums), the NYC futurist jazz trio CACAW blends avant-jazz and synth rock in exhilarating and unorthodox ways on this impressive debut release.

Denio, Amy: Never Too Old To Pop a Hole (1988) Denio, Amy:
Never Too Old To Pop a Hole (1988)

(Spoot -- USA )

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Amy Denio originally released this solo album on cassette in 1988, a fun, informed and eccentric release performing on a wide range of instruments & voice; digitally remastered.

Gricer: Gricer Gricer:
Gricer

(Taut Recordings -- Great Britain )

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Hotel Hotel: The Sad Sea Hotel Hotel:
The Sad Sea

(Silber Media -- USA )

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Instrumental post rock inspired by a torturous ocean journey: the sounds of hurricanes funneled through violins, guitars, drums, & effect pedals; nice squid cover!

Jensson, Hilmar's TYFT: Smell the Difference Jensson, Hilmar's TYFT:
Smell the Difference

(Skirl -- USA )

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3rd release from Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson's improv metal trio with Andrew D'Angelo, Jim Black and guests Chris Speed and Peter Evans, heavy and inspired playing!

Kihlstedt / Bossi / Ismaily: causing a tiger Kihlstedt / Bossi / Ismaily:
causing a tiger

(Victo -- Canada )

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The trio of violinist/vocalist Carla Kihlstedt, bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Matthias Bossi explore the language of memory and dreams through songs, improvisation, and field recordings.

No-Neck Blues Band, The: Nine For Victor No-Neck Blues Band, The:
Nine For Victor

(Victo -- Canada )

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Scarcity Of Tanks: Vulgar Defender Scarcity Of Tanks:
Vulgar Defender

(Total Life Society Records -- USA )

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New York/Ohio skronkers Scarcity of Tanks with Jim Sauter of Borbetomagus plus Kid Millions in a hard free rock free improv blast.

Wolf Eyes / Braxton, Anthony: Black Vomit Wolf Eyes / Braxton, Anthony:
Black Vomit

(Victo -- Canada )

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Weathers, Andrew Ensemble: Fuck Everybody, You Can Do Anything Weathers, Andrew Ensemble:
Fuck Everybody, You Can Do Anything

(Full Spectrum -- USA )

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Experimental improvising in the 3rd studio release from Andrew Weathers and his Ensemble paying homage to America's myriad cultural traditions in sound tapestry and song, completing a trilogy that began in 2011 with "We're Not Cautious".

Lindsay, Arto & Paal Nilssen-Love: Scarcity [VINYL] Lindsay, Arto & Paal Nilssen-Love:
Scarcity [VINYL]

(PNL -- Norway )

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During Paal Nilssen-Love's July 2013 solo gig at Auido Rebel's Quintavant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he was joined by Arto Lindsay performing on electric guitar and voice, recording these two impressive improvisations released on a 180 Gram 33/45 RPM record.

Postmarks (Boris Hauf / D Bayne / Martin Siewert): National Parks [Vinyl] Postmarks (Boris Hauf / D Bayne / Martin Siewert):
National Parks [Vinyl]

(Monotype -- Austria )

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The duo of saxophonist Boris Hauf and pianist D Bayne team up with guitarist Martin Siewert in this collection of tracks inspired by different U.S. national parks and their representation in iconic posters.

Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida: Live In Japan Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida:
Live In Japan

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

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After the 2014 Rock In Opposition Festival in Japan, Richard Pinhas and Yoshida Tatsuya did a two week tour of Japan; one of the results was this CD compiled from several shows during that tour, an excellent album of improvised electronics and drums from Heldon and Ruins masters.

Weber, Allen: Hot Shock <i>[Used Item]</i> Weber, Allen:
Hot Shock [Used Item]

(NO LABEL -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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Grooves with Energy, or Sandunga Jazz Fusion as guitarist and leader Allen Weber describes his mix of jazz rock fusion infused with Latin, Carribeo, Funk, Blues, R & B and Rock.

Moore, Thurston / John Moloney: Caught On Tape: Full Bleed Moore, Thurston / John Moloney: Caught On Tape:
Full Bleed

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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Under the name "Caught on Tape", Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore and John Moloney from Sunburned Hand of the Man deliver a set of heavy duos that swing through quiet dynamics and thick riffs, evoking both free/out jazz and beautiful SY-like rock moments.

Stern: Bone Turquoise [VINYL] Stern:
Bone Turquoise [VINYL]

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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Merging rock sensibility with NY/Downtown jazz and improv, vocalist Chuck Stern (Time of Orchids) leads his band with Toby Driver (Kayo Dot) on guitar, Keith Abrams on drums, and Tim Byrnes on synth & keys, for exotic "alien pop" with unusual cinematic properties.

Pedromonkeyfinger: Eye Day Rabbit Pedromonkeyfinger:
Eye Day Rabbit

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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"Surreal slabs of processed sound float by each other in brilliant high fidelity, from the man behind much of the documentation of Bug Incision's live activites..."

Talibam!: Boogie in the Breeze Blocks Talibam!:
Boogie in the Breeze Blocks

(ESP -- USA )

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One of NYC's oddest rock bands, Talibam! augment and mutilate rock forms with a weird mix, helped along by Jon Irabagon, Peter Evans, Chris Forsyth, &c., great and bizarre!

Various Artists: Japanese New Music Festival 2008 Various Artists:
Japanese New Music Festival 2008

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

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The fifth Japanese New Music Festival 2008 has 7 audio tracks and 7 videos with artists Atsushi Tsuyama & Makoto Kawabata & Tatsuya Yoshida.

Bishop, Sir Richard / Ava  Mendoza: Ivory Tower (Hanuman) [VINYL] Bishop, Sir Richard / Ava Mendoza:
Ivory Tower (Hanuman) [VINYL]

(Unrock -- Netherlands )

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The third installment in Unrock's string-related Saraswati Series brings Sun City Girls guitarist Sir Richard Bishop together with NY avant guitarist Ava Mendoza for an album of twisted takes on the blues, improv, and unusual music history.

Blake, Ran: Plays Solo Piano Blake, Ran:
Plays Solo Piano

(ESP -- USA )

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Reissuing pianist Ran Blake's 1965 ESP release presenting original compositions and works by Ornette Coleman and George Russell, along with arrangements of standards, an expressive and passionate release heralding Blake's long and brilliant career.



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Seijaku: Last Live [2 CDs]

Blake, Ran with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy: That Certain Feeling

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Ochs, Larry: The Fictive Five

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Korekyojinn (Tatsuya / Natsuki / Mitsuru): Jackson [2014 Remaster] (incl "Kaleidoscope" and "Yes Med

Millevoi, Nick: Disertion

Zorn, John: 49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity In The Abominable Life And Times Of Gilles De Rais

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