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Black Host (Cleaver / Cooper-Moore / Seabrook / Jones / Niggenkemper): Life in the Sugar Candle Mine Black Host (Cleaver / Cooper-Moore / Seabrook / Jones / Niggenkemper):
Life in the Sugar Candle Mines

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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Drummer Gerald Cleaver leads this New York quintet through eight original compositions that fuse improvisation with modern jazz, post-punk, and electrified noise.

Black Music Disaster Black Music Disaster:

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

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Bridging the UK and US, Black Music Disaster features Spiritualized's legendary J Spaceman, Spring Heel Jack's multi-instrumentalist John Coxon, acclaimed jazz artist Matthew Shipp, and drummer Steve Noble.

Black, Jim / Alasnoaxis: Houseplant Black, Jim / Alasnoaxis:
Houseplant

(Winter & Winter -- USA )

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Jim Black and AlaxNoAxis featuring Chris Speed, with Skulii Sverrisson on bass and Hilmar Jensson on guitars, in their 5th album blending jazz with rock and pop influences.

Blacksberg, Daniel Trio (w/ Matt Engle & Mike Szekely): Perilous Architecture [VINYL] Blacksberg, Daniel Trio (w/ Matt Engle & Mike Szekely):
Perilous Architecture [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Brooklyn trombonist Dan Blacksberg's and the powerful rhythm section of bassist Matt Engle (Shot X Shot) & drummer Mike Szekely (Anthony Braxton Quartet) in their 2nd NoBusiness release, performing compositions pushing the limits of the trombone while adhering to jazz roots.

blacksheep: 2 blacksheep:
2

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Ryuichi Yoshida's blacksheep in their second album, performed live to push this jazz oriented trio in unexpected directions, as they rework pieces from their 1st and introduce new sci-fi numbers.

Blacksheep: s/t Blacksheep:
s/t

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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With members of the Satoko Fujii Orchestra and Shibusashirazu Orchestra, the trio fo blacksheep create a balance of serious and humorous improvisation of great ability.

Blah Blah 666: It's Only Life! Blah Blah 666:
It's Only Life!

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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An eclectic assortment of old-fashioned entertainment, pre-harmonic bop, and Canada's new wave of avant garde mariachi from Jean Martin, Nick Fraser, Justin Haynes, &c..

Blake, Michael / Kresten Osgood: Control This Blake, Michael / Kresten Osgood:
Control This

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A set of saxophone & drums duo from Ex-Loung Lizard Blake and Copenhagen/NY drummer Osgood, free and melodic music with great rhythmic and harmonic diversity.

Blake, Ran / Sara Serpa: Aurora Blake, Ran / Sara Serpa:
Aurora

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Newcomer vocalist Sara Serpa is accompanied by her mentor, pianist Ran Blake, for a set of wide-ranging jazz songs that are unconventionally and emotionally performed.

Blake, Ran solo / duo with David "Knife" Fabris: Vilnius Noir [VINYL] Blake, Ran solo / duo with David "Knife" Fabris:
Vilnius Noir [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A vinyl-only limited edition album of Ran Blake's live performance on December 10, 2010 at St. Catherine's Church, performing mostly solo, and in duos with guitarist David "Knife" Fabris.

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.

Blanc, Michel: Le Passage Eclair Blanc, Michel:
Le Passage Eclair

(D'Autres Cordes -- France )

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Drummer Michel Blanc with fellow members of Push the Triangle in an amazing album of avant jazz-rock that push the envelope on genre bending technical chops.

Blanc, Michel: Les Onze Tableaux De L'escouade Blanc, Michel:
Les Onze Tableaux De L'escouade

(D'Autres Cordes -- France )

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French jazz and rock drummer Blanc in an album of extended compositions using unique structures and vocal styles, fascinating colors and tones for unusual works.

Blancarte, Tom: The Shortening Of The Way [VINYL] Blancarte, Tom:
The Shortening Of The Way [VINYL]

(Tubapede -- USA )

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A contrasting album of beauty and sonic exploration from Texas native, NY bassist Tom Blancarte, fueled by quotes from Frank Herbert and Ran Prieur, an unusual and creative album using extended and imaginative techniques from one of NY's finest bassists.

Blaser, Samuel / Benoit Delbecq / Gerry Hemingway: Fourth Landscape Blaser, Samuel / Benoit Delbecq / Gerry Hemingway:
Fourth Landscape

(Nuscope -- USA )

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Trombonist Samuel Blaser leads a trio of Benoit Delbecqu (piano & keys) and Gerry Hemingway (drums & percussion) through 11 tracks that merge modern improvisation with conceptual compositional elements creating intense, introspective & intelligent music.

Blaser, Samuel Quartet with Marc Ducret: Boundless Blaser, Samuel Quartet with Marc Ducret:
Boundless

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Trombonist Samuel Blaser's quartet with guitarist Marc Ducret, bassist Banz Oester and drummer Gerald Cleaver recording the leader's "Boundless Suite" in 4 magnificent parts.

Blaser, Samuel Quartet: As The Sea Blaser, Samuel Quartet:
As The Sea

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Trombonist Samuel Blaser and his quartet of Marc Ducret (guitar), Banz Oester (double bass), and Gerald Cleaver (drums) perform his 4-part suite live with an ebb-and-flow tempo and intricate dynamics that are reflective of the sea.

Blaser, Samuel: Spring Rain Blaser, Samuel:
Spring Rain

(Whirlwind -- UK )

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Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser pays tribute to clarinetist and composer Jimmy Giuffre, in a quartet with Russ Lossing on piano & keys, Drew Gress on double bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, merging Giuffre's lyrical forms to create new and innovative compositions.

Bleak House: Dark Poetry Bleak House:
Dark Poetry

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Norwegian free-improvising trio of prepared pianist Dag-Filip Roaldsnes, alto saxophonist Kim-Erik Pedersen, and percussionist Tore Sandbakken in 14 darkly graceful and succinct works.

Bley Trio, Paul: Closer Bley Trio, Paul:
Closer

(ESP -- USA )

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Paul Bley's 2nd ESP issue from 1966 is a lush trio setting with material mostly from Carla Bley, one Ornette Coleman number, and one from Annette Peacock.

Bley, Paul : 12 (+6) In A Row Bley, Paul :
12 (+6) In A Row

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Master improviser and pianist Paul Bley along, in duo and trio with reedist Hans Koch and flugelhornist Franz Koglmann.

Bley, Paul: Barrage Bley, Paul:
Barrage

(ESP -- USA )

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A synthesis of talent, Paul Bley's '64 group with Milford Graves, Eddie Gomez & Dewey Johnson, adding Sun Ra's Marshall Allen on alto, all playing the compositions of Carla Bley.

Blob: Earphonious Swamphony Blob:
Earphonious Swamphony

(Innova -- USA )

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Bassist John Lindberg's electric instrumental ensemble BLOB with guitarist Ted Orr, Drummer Havey Sorgen, and guest Ralph Carney in their 5th release of eclectic spontaneous journeys.

Blondy, Frederic  & DJ Lenar: play Mauricio Kagel Ludwig van Blondy, Frederic & DJ Lenar:
play Mauricio Kagel Ludwig van

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Mauricio Kagel's 1970s avant cinema film "Ludwig Van" about Beethoven's music, is reinterpreted by pianist Frederic Blondy and turntablist DJ Lenar, improvising at Zacheta National Gallery of Art, in Warsaw, Poland, 2011, and assembled in studio.

Blondy, Frederic / Mariage, Jean-Sebastien / Warburton, Dan: L'ecorce Chante La Foret Blondy, Frederic / Mariage, Jean-Sebastien / Warburton, Dan:
L'ecorce Chante La Foret

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Blondy, Frederic / Ninh, Le Quan  : exaltatio utriesque mundi Blondy, Frederic / Ninh, Le Quan :
exaltatio utriesque mundi

(Potlatch -- France )

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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 )

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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.

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

(Ecstatic Peace -- USA )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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.

Bloom Project (Romus / McDonas): Sudden Aurora Bloom Project (Romus / McDonas):
Sudden Aurora

(Edgetone Records -- USA )

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The third project from the duo of pianist Thollem McDonas and saxophonist Rent Romus performing live at the SIMM Music Series, SF and at 1510 Performance Space, Oakland, CA.

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

(Rossbin -- Italy )

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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 -- UK )

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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 -- UK )

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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.

Blue Shift: Pressure Corner Blue Shift:
Pressure Corner

(Smeraldina-Rima -- Belgium )

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Blue Shift is described as a violin trasher from Providence, and this is an unusual solo violin album that applies a variety of twisted approaches to the strings.

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

(Emanem -- UK )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 -- UK )

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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 )

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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.

Bohman Brothers, The: A Twist For All Pockets <i>[Used Item]</i> Bohman Brothers, The:
A Twist For All Pockets [Used Item]

(Rossbin -- Italy )

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

(Emanem -- UK )

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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 -- UK )

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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.

BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer): Shuffle BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer):
Shuffle

(Driff Records -- USA )

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The Boston-based BOLT quartet of Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Eric Hofbauer (guitar), Junko Fujiwara (cello), Eric Rosenthal (drums) chose the 19 pieces on this release from 36 improvised pieces, ranging from "energy-orgies of free jazz [to] sparse electronic soundscapes".

BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer): Shuffle <i>[Used Item]</i> BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer):
Shuffle [Used Item]

(Driff Records -- USA )

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The Boston-based BOLT quartet of Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Eric Hofbauer (guitar), Junko Fujiwara (cello), Eric Rosenthal (drums) chose the 19 pieces on this release from 36 improvised pieces, ranging from "energy-orgies of free jazz [to] sparse electronic soundscapes".

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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.



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