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Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith: Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith:
Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916)

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $10.36

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Three free improvisations for voice & double bass + improvisations on Hugo Ball's Six Sound Poems from the duo of free improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk and double bassist Damon Smith.

Blonk, Jaap / Nyoukis, Dylan : Dubbletwee [VINYL] Blonk, Jaap / Nyoukis, Dylan :
Dubbletwee [VINYL]

(Ecstatic Peace -- USA )

Price: $15.95

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Two startling voices meet in "relentless and rapacious slew of ululation and indescribable utterance": Jaap Blonk and Chocolate Monk's Dylan Nyoukis.

Blonk, Jaap: Keynote Dialogues Blonk, Jaap:
Keynote Dialogues

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $12.00

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Thirteen tracks by Avant vocalist Jaap Blonk using unusual techniques and electronics in his own original compositions and works for Thelonious Monk, Dylan Thomas, etc.

Blonk, Jaap: Lifespans Blonk, Jaap:
Lifespans

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

Price: $17.95

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Legendary improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk in a solo work, a mesmerizing and hallucinating piece of electronic music presenting myriads of voices and melodies that never repeat themselves.

Blonk, Jaap: Mixed From Heaven [VINYL] Blonk, Jaap:
Mixed From Heaven [VINYL]

(Plant Migration Records -- The Netherlands )

Price: $14.95

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Loose remixes of Jaap Blonk's very first series of short sound poems in 1993, "Liederen uit de Hemel" ("Songs from Heaven," 1985-87), reconfigured with electronics and unusual approaches to sound.

Bloodcount: Seconds Bloodcount:
Seconds

(Screwgun -- USA )

Price: $29.95

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Two CDs and a DVD of this amazing improvising unit, including a DVD in PAL and NTSC by Susanna Schonberg.

Bloody Imagination (Akiyama / Miyamoto / Kawasaki / Ito): Satanic Abandoned Rock & Roll Society Bloody Imagination (Akiyama / Miyamoto / Kawasaki / Ito):
Satanic Abandoned Rock & Roll Society

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

Price: $14.95

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Resonator guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama produced this release in 2004, bringing together Naoaki Miyamoto on mid-high frequency electric guitar, Utah Kawasaki on mid-low frequency analog synth, and Atsuhiro Ito on low frequency optron.

Blue Buddha (Louie Belogenis): Blue Buddha Blue Buddha (Louie Belogenis):
Blue Buddha

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Legendary tenor saxophonist Louis Belogenis in a quartet with four New York improvisational heavy-weights-- trumpeter Dave Douglas, bassist Bill Laswell, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey in an energetic set of modern and informed jazz.

Blue Collar: Is an Apparition Blue Collar:
Is an Apparition

(Rossbin -- Italy )

Price: $18.95

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Blue Notes:  McGregor / Pukwana / Moyake / Feza / Moholo: The Ogun Collection Blue Notes: McGregor / Pukwana / Moyake / Feza / Moholo:
The Ogun Collection

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

Price: $53.00

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The Blue Notes, precursors to Brotherhood of Breath, escaped racial pressures in South Africa by migrating to the UK, creating a small but vital catalog in the mid 60s.

Blue Notes: Before The Wind Changes Blue Notes:
Before The Wind Changes

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

Price: $11.50

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The Blue Notes with Louis Moholo-Moholo, Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana & Johnny Dyani in the 2nd Ogun release from their 1979 tour of Belgium and Holland, performing their South African rooted jazz live at Jazzclub De Hoop.

Blume / Denley / Dorner / Mattos / Wachsmann: LINES in Australia Blume / Denley / Dorner / Mattos / Wachsmann:
LINES in Australia

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.95

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The second album from the quintet of Martin Blume (percussion), Jim Denley (flutes, saxophone), Axel Dorner (trumpet), Marcio Mattos (cello, electronics) and Philipp Wachsmann (violin, electronics).

Blur, Rosco: Stable Chaos Blur, Rosco:
Stable Chaos

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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Rosco Blur's groove-based jazz album with a great set of players including Paul Plimey (piano), Dylan van der Schyff (drums), spirited music with the occasional sung-spoken lyric, an album that harkens to the world of Roland Kirk with a modern edge.

Boeren, Eric 4tet: Song for Tracy the Turtle - Live in Brugge 2004 Boeren, Eric 4tet:
Song for Tracy the Turtle - Live in Brugge 2004

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95

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Dutch improvisers cornetist Eric Boeren, saxophonist Michael Moore, bassist Wilbert de Joode with drummer Paul Lovens performing live in 2004 at Concertgebouw, Brugge.

Bogan Ghost (Albee / Caddy): Zerfall Bogan Ghost (Albee / Caddy):
Zerfall

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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The duo of Liz Allbee on trumpet and Anthea Caddy on cello in beautifully paced, mysterious improvisations using a minimal approach of extended and often disconcerting techniques augmented with subtle electroacoustic touches.

Bognetti / De Fabritiis / Fochesato / Galinari: Oprachina Bognetti / De Fabritiis / Fochesato / Galinari:
Oprachina

(Slam -- Great Britain )

Price: $10.00

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"Oprachina" is made up of the words opra (opera) & china (bowed), meaning alienating, back-breaking work, coined in the early 20th century to represent an equilibrium between written passages and free improvisation.

Bohlen / Reimann Duo: 2nd Floor Bohlen / Reimann Duo:
2nd Floor

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Recorded on various floors and in different rooms at the music school Bochum in Germany in 2014, the duo of reedists Katharina Bohlen and Claudius Reimann add spring drums, gongs, cymbals, tubular bells, and sound plates to their understated and moody improvisations.

Bolleter, Ross: Night Kitchen Bolleter, Ross:
Night Kitchen

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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Pianist Bolleter has 5 "ruined" (abandoned & unpredictable) pianos set up in his kitchen so that he can play them simultaneously, as he does on these 14 night-time recordings.

Bolleter, Ross: Secret Sandhills and Satellites: Pieces for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of Bolleter, Ross:
Secret Sandhills and Satellites: Pieces for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of ruin

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.20

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Ross Bolleter improvises on pianos that have been "abandoned to all weathers and has become a decaying box of unpredictable dongs, clicks and dedoomps" around Australia between 2001 and 2005.

Bondi / d'incise / Rodrigues / Chagas / Torres / Moimeme: Brume Bondi / d'incise / Rodrigues / Chagas / Torres / Moimeme:
Brume

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $12.00

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Extended improvisations using a mix of acoustic and electric instruments from the sextet of Ernesto Rodrigues, d'incise, Cyril Bondi, Abdul Moiemem, Eduardo Chagas, and Nuno Torres.

Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler): Boneshaker [VINYL] Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler):
Boneshaker [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $21.95

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An apt title for the driven and exhilarating free jazz from the transatlatic trio of Mars Williams (reeds, toy instruments), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums & percussion) and Kent Kessler (bass).

Booker T.: Go Tell It on the Mountain Booker T.:
Go Tell It on the Mountain

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

Price: $17.95

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1988 recordings of tenor and alto saxophonist Booker T.'s Trio with bassist Saheb Sarbib and drummer Andrew Cyrille, blues oriented free jazz from these great NY players.

Borbetomagus / Hijokaidan: Both Noises End Burning Borbetomagus / Hijokaidan:
Both Noises End Burning

(Victo -- Canada )

Price: $14.95

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Two monster proponents of noise esthetics, representing two continents whose cultures have often been described as incompatible, meet in the celebration of noise.

Borbetomagus: A Go Go Borbetomagus:
A Go Go

(Agaric -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Extreme blasts of improvisation from the dual saxophones of Jim Sauter & Don Dietrich, and guitarist Donald Miller, performing live at Pezner in France, 1998.

Borbetomagus: Black Album Borbetomagus:
Black Album

(Agaric -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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The Borbetomagus trio of Jim Sauter (sax), Don Dietrich (reeds) and Donald Miller (guitar) in a 1982 release on their own Agaric label, high volume jazz compiled from concerts in 1979 and 1981.

Borbetomagus: Experience the Magic Borbetomagus:
Experience the Magic

(Agaric -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Saxophonists Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich and guitarist Donald Miller in a 1994 release, two long tracks of extreme and alarming improvisational noise as only Borbetogmagus can create.

Borbetomagus: Seven Reasons for Tears Borbetomagus:
Seven Reasons for Tears

(Agaric -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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The unique voice of the Borbetomagus quartet recording in NYC in 1987, dark and beautiful improvisation that takes freedom to a unique level of squealing skronky feverish overtones and exhilaration.

Borbetomagus: Trente Belles Annees Borbetomagus:
Trente Belles Annees

(Agaric -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Live recordings from Instants Chavires in Montreuil, France as the final concert of the Borbetomagus 2009 tour, a blistering 46 minute improvisation celebrating 30 years of this groundbreaking noise jazz trio's work.

Borbetomagus: White Album Borbetomagus:
White Album

(Agaric -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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The first Borbetomagus, an unprecedented release of extreme free/punk improvisation and sound from the trio of Jim Sauter (reeds), Don Dietrich (reeds) and Donald Miller (guitar).

Borbetomagus: Zurich Borbetomagus:
Zurich

(Agaric -- USA )

Price: $9.60

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First reissue of this 1986 Agaric label LP release presenting the Borbetomagus trio of saxophonists Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich with guitarist Donald Miller performing their cathartic form of free improvisation live in Zurich, Switzerland.

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

(Vice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Borgmann, Thomas / Wilber Morris / Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet [VINYL 2 LPs] Borgmann, Thomas / Wilber Morris / Reggie Nicholson:
Nasty & Sweet [VINYL 2 LPs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $34.95

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Very limited 2 LP release of the trio of Thomas Borgmann (reeds), Wilber Morris (bass) and Reggie Nicholson (drums) performing live at the Tampere Jazz Festival in 1999, plus one track from St. Ingbert in 1998.

Borgo, David : Initial Conditions Borgo, David :
Initial Conditions

(Circumvention -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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Saxophonist/flautist Borgin in a collaborative trio playing bop to free music resonating the trio music of Coltrane, Rollins, and Coleman.

Borisov, Alexei / Olga Nosova / Dave Phillips: Borinosophil Borisov, Alexei / Olga Nosova / Dave Phillips:
Borinosophil

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $12.00

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Russian industrial/electronic/free improv artists Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova in a trio with Swiss experimenter Dave Phillips in works that pass from transcendental to insanely complex and halucinatory - play loud!

Bosetti / Doneda / Rainey: Places dans l'air Bosetti / Doneda / Rainey:
Places dans l'air

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $17.95

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A long continuous work from this trio of soprano saxophonist, free improvisation using extended techniques and unusual approaches to the instrument.

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: A Heart That Responds From Schooling Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams:
A Heart That Responds From Schooling

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )

Price: $12.76

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The 2nd release from Italian composer/performer Alessandro Bosetti and Australian pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks), a very intimate album of sonic explorations that spans improvised fragments and original renditions of compositions like Steve Lacy's "Esteem" with Bosetti's lyrics.

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: We Who Had Left Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams:
We Who Had Left

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

Price: $14.95

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Necks pianist Chris Abrahams teams up with electronic artist and sound poet Alessandro Bosetti for 6 introspective and mysterious tracks that mix Necks-like playing with ambient electronics and curious monologs, plus one waltz.

Boubaker / Rodrigues / Moimem: Le Beau Deviant Boubaker / Rodrigues / Moimem:
Le Beau Deviant

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Deviant beauty from the trio of Heddy Boubaker (sax), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola) and Abdul Moimeme (prepared electric guitar), dark and sinister improv using extended techniques and a quietly turbulent approach.

Boubaker, Heddy: Lack of Conversation Boubaker, Heddy:
Lack of Conversation

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $13.95

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Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra: split [CASSETTE with download code] Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra:
split [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $8.06

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A split tape, side A is the Bouchons D'Oreilles duo of Lukasz Kacperczyk (synth) and Mateusz Wysocki (laptop) focusing on improvisation through electronics; side B is the Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra which includes Kacperczyk, focusing on instant composition.

Bourgeois, Andre & Chris Dadge: Spaces Are The Place Bourgeois, Andre & Chris Dadge:
Spaces Are The Place

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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Chris Dadge (drums, percussion) and Andre Bourgeois (saxophones) play two sets of mostly straightforward free jazz with reasonably fixed outlines throughout the structure of each piece.

Bourne / Davis / Kane: The Money Notes <i>[Used Item]</i> Bourne / Davis / Kane:
The Money Notes [Used Item]

(Foghorn Records -- UK )

Price: $7.95

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A series of miniatures from the trio of pianist Bourne, drummer Davis and bassist Kane, intensely focused works ranging from lovely to slightly disturbed while never failing to impress.

Bourne / Davis / Kane: The Money Notes Bourne / Davis / Kane:
The Money Notes

(Foghorn Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $9.35

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A series of miniatures from the trio of pianist Bourne, drummer Davis and bassist Kane, intensely focused works ranging from lovely to slightly disturbed while never failing to impress.

Bourne, Matthew : The Molde Concert Bourne, Matthew :
The Molde Concert

(Foghorn Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $10.50

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Bourque / Mailloux / Tabassian: Bomata Bourque / Mailloux / Tabassian:
Bomata

(Malasartes -- Canada )

Price: $14.95

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Subtle exploration of the jazz trio from this Montreal based group whose music is driven by Middle Eastern influences melodies and the exotic percussive work of Ziya Tabassian.

Bowie, Lester: All The Numbers (2 CDs) Bowie, Lester:
All The Numbers (2 CDs)

(NESSA -- USA )

Price: $22.95

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The 1967 sessions that led to the formation of the Art Emsenble of Chicago, originally released as a single LP; trio and quartet session with foresight and vision.

Box Cutter (Grdina / Houle / Silins / Leowen): Unlearn Box Cutter (Grdina / Houle / Silins / Leowen):
Unlearn

(Spool -- Canada )

Price: $12.95

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Edge of your seat improv from this Vancouver quartet, cutting through genres and styles in a joyful mix of new and old jazz styles that mix mystery and complexity in amazing ways.

Box: Studio 1 Box:
Studio 1

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $16.95

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International supergroup Box with members from Fantomas, Supersilent, Mr. Bungle and Scorch Trio brought together for the art/film project "[box]".

Boxhead Ensemble: La Hora Magica [CASSETTE with download code] Boxhead Ensemble:
La Hora Magica [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $8.95

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A soundtrack of sorts, organized from improvised recordings between Boxhead Ensemble leader Michael Krassner and Adam Busch (Manishevitz, Sonoi) and Wil Hendricks (Califone, Simon Joyner, Lofty Pillars, etc), creative and immersive music to get lost in.

Braam, Michiel's  Wurli Trio: Non-Functionals Braam, Michiel's Wurli Trio:
Non-Functionals

(BBB -- The Netherlands )

Price: $17.95

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Michiel Braam's extraordinay electric jazz release, named after the Wurlitzer 200A that drives these nine compelling "non-functional" tracks of melodic and technical skill.

Brackeen, Charles Quartet,: Worshippers Come Nigh Brackeen, Charles Quartet,:
Worshippers Come Nigh

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

Price: $17.95

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Tenor saxophonist Charles Brackeen's 3rd Silkheart release in a passionate free jazz album with his quartet of cornetist Olu Dara, bassist Fred Hopkins, and drummer Andrew Cyrille.

Brackeen, Charles Quartet: Attainment Brackeen, Charles Quartet:
Attainment

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

Price: $16.95

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Undersung tenor saxophonist Charles Brackeen's quartet plus one with Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille, Olu Dara and Dennis Gonzalez recorded in 1987.

Bradford / Dresser / Ferris: Live in LA Bradford / Dresser / Ferris:
Live in LA

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95

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Performing together since the late 70s, this is the first recorded documentation of West Coast trumpeter Bobby Bradford, NY bassist Mark Dresser, and trombonist Glenn Ferris.

Bradford / Gjerstad / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love: Reknes Bradford / Gjerstad / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love:
Reknes

(Circulasione -- Norway )

Price: $15.95

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This impressive quartet was recorded live at the Molde International Jazz Festival in 2008, performing four extended improvisations of melodic and embraceable free jazz.

Bradford / Gjerstad / Nilssen-Love: Dragon Bradford / Gjerstad / Nilssen-Love:
Dragon

(PNL -- Norway )

Price: $13.56

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Legendary West Coast cornetist Bobby Bradford meets two Norwegians, drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and multi-reedist Frode Gjerstad, for a live performance at Klub Dragon in Poland.

Bradford, Bobby / Tom Heasley / Ken Rosser: Varistar Bradford, Bobby / Tom Heasley / Ken Rosser:
Varistar

(Full Bleed Music -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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1999 recordings from the trio of cornetist Bobby Bradford, Tuba player Tom Heasley and guitarist Ken Rosser, bridging chamber and free jazz with a unique orchestration.

Bradford, Bobby Quartet / John Carter: Seeking Bradford, Bobby Quartet / John Carter:
Seeking

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad Quartet: Silver Cornet Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad Quartet:
Silver Cornet

(NESSA -- USA )

Price: $15.95

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The last stop on the North American tour of The Bradford/Gjerstad Quartet (Bobby Bradford-cornet; Frode Gjerstad-alto sax & clarinet; Ingetbrigt Haker Flaten-bass; Frank Rosaly-drums), bridging generations through tremendous free improvisation.

Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad Quartet: The Delaware River [VINYL] Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad Quartet:
The Delaware River [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $22.95

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The longstanding collaboration of cornetist Bobby Bradford and reedist Frode Gjerstad (together since '86) with bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums, recording at Philadelphia Art Alliance in 2014, a powerful lineup of modern free players.

Bradford, Bobby / John Carter Quintet: No U Turn, Live in Pasadena 1975 Bradford, Bobby / John Carter Quintet:
No U Turn, Live in Pasadena 1975

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

Price: $15.95

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The Bobby Bradford & John Carter Quintet captured in performance in 1975, the earliest known recording of this configuration live from their 70s period in Los Angeles, playing amazing free jazz with Stanley Carter and Roberto Mirando on bass, and William Jeffrey on drums.



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