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Bailey, Derek & Fine, Milo: Scale Points on the Fever Curve Bailey, Derek & Fine, Milo:
Scale Points on the Fever Curve

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Bailey, Derek & Simon H. Fell: The Complete 15th August 2001 Bailey, Derek & Simon H. Fell:
The Complete 15th August 2001

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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The full performance of legendary improvising guitarist Derek Bailey's 2001 exhilarating duo with bassist Simon H. Fell at Sound 323, originally released as a mini-CD and voted record of the year in 2002 by The Wire.

Bailey, Derek / Trevor Watts / John Stevens: Dynamics of the Impromptu Bailey, Derek / Trevor Watts / John Stevens:
Dynamics of the Impromptu

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Live recordings from 1973-74 from the trio of drummer John Stevens, guitarist Derek Bailey, and saxophonist Trevor Watts, dynamic works performed "impromptu" with a wealth of ideas as these innovators demonstrate the skills that helped define them as masterful players.

Bailey, Derek: Standards Bailey, Derek:
Standards

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Bailey, Derek: Ballads Bailey, Derek:
Ballads

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Bailey, Derek: Barcelona Chronicles: All Thumbs [DVD] Bailey, Derek:
Barcelona Chronicles: All Thumbs [DVD]

(Incus -- Great Britain )

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A short solo electric guitar concert filmed in the Ribera district of Barcelona in 2004, "thumbs" referring to the techniques Bailey developed to counter motor neuron disease.

Bailey, Derek: Carpal Tunnel Bailey, Derek:
Carpal Tunnel

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Bailey, Derek: Fairly Early with Postscripts Bailey, Derek:
Fairly Early with Postscripts

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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"Fairly Early With Postscripts is meant to be a scrapbook of Derek Bailey's activities from 1971 to 1998. Most of the material included on this CD had been previously released on hard-to-find LPs (mostly on the label Emanem) and f...

Bailey, Derek: More 74 Bailey, Derek:
More 74

(Incus -- Great Britain )

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UK free jazz guitar icon in unreleased solo material remastered from the original reel-to-reel recordings recorded in London, 1974, Bailey playing mostly electric guitar.

Baker, Duck: The Ducks Palace Baker, Duck:
The Ducks Palace

(Incus -- Great Britain )

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American fingerstyle improvising guitarist Duck Baker in a collection of duos and trios recorded from 1993-2004, with Derek Bailey, Cyro Baptista, Roswell Rudd, and John Zorn.

Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love): Mechanisms Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love):
Mechanisms

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Chicago and Norway collide in the continuing collaboration of the "free-wheeling trio" of Ballister: Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love, amazing and forward-thinking free jazz.

Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love): Both Ends [VINYL] Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love):
Both Ends [VINYL]

(Bocian -- Poland )

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The trio of Dave Rempis (sax), Fred Lonberg-Hold (cello & electronics) and Paal Nilssen-Love in a vinyl edition of their hard-hitting and powerful free improvisation performing live in concert in February, 2012 at Powiekszenie, Warsaw.

Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love): Worse For The Wear Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love):
Worse For The Wear

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The fifth release from the international power trio of Dave Rempis (sax), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello & electronics) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) in a rewarding release of heavy grooves, offset by introspective soundscapes and moments of quiet beauty.

Ballou, Dave : Solo Trumpet Ballou, Dave :
Solo Trumpet

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Baltimore brass player and composer Dave Ballou, know for Either/Orchestra, Meridian Art Ensemble, John Hollenbeck's Large Ensemble, Satoko Fujii ensembles, &c, in an intimate, diverse, and informed solo album performed on Bb trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, and mutes.

Baloni (Badenhorst / Loriot / Niggenkemper): Fremdenzimmer Baloni (Badenhorst / Loriot / Niggenkemper):
Fremdenzimmer

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The debut album from the NY based Baloni trio, blending chamber techniques with a unique approach to improvisation, as performed by bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, violist Frantz Loriot, and multi-reedist Joachim Badenhorst.

Baloni: Belleke Baloni:
Belleke

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A New York-born trio of European free improvisers, bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, clarinetist Joachim Badenhorst, and viola player Frank Loriot present a unique orchestration that blends contemporary compositional forms with free improvisation in sublime ways.

Baloni: Ripples [VINYL] Baloni:
Ripples [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The trio of Belgian reedist Joachim Badenhorst, French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot, and French-German bassist Pascal Niggenkemper formed the Baloni trio in Brooklyn in 2008, presenting a blend of chamber and free jazz; reserved to frenetic playing that consistently surprises.

Banabila, Michel: Precious Images - Data Files 1999-2008 [2 CDs] Banabila, Michel:
Precious Images - Data Files 1999-2008 [2 CDs]

(Steamin' Soundworks -- Netherlands )

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A 2 CD Compilation of Banabila tracks released between 1999 and 2008, taken from his work on the Dutch label Steamin' Soundworks, and from his soundtrack and television work, with conspirators including Frank Van Der Kooij, Eric Vloeimans, Yasar Saka, Anton Goudsmit, Zenial, &c.

Bang, Billy / William Parker: Medicine Buddha Bang, Billy / William Parker:
Medicine Buddha

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A 2009 concert at The Rubin Museum Of Art, New York, on the 8th May, 2009 from the duo of double bassist William Parker, also performing on shakuhashi, dousn gouni; and the late violinist Billy Bang, also performing on thumb piano; organic and deeply felt dialog.

Bang, Billy Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues / New York Collage [2 CDs] Bang, Billy Survival Ensemble:
Black Man's Blues / New York Collage [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Never before released material from 1977 of Billy Bang's seminal NY loft band, Survival Ensemble: 2 CDs and a 40 page booklet of essays, images and flyers - essential!

Bang, Billy: Da Bang! Bang, Billy:
Da Bang!

(Tum -- Finland )

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Billy Bang's final studio album, a quintet with Dick Griffin (trombone), Andrew Bemkey (piano), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Newman Taylor-Baker (drums) performing works from Bang, Barry Altschul, Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins.

Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire: Quaturo Machaut Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire:
Quaturo Machaut

(Ayler -- France )

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Taking their name from composer Guillaume de Machaut, Quentin Biardeau directs his saxophone quartet as they reinterpret his 1365 polyphonic mass "Messe de Nostre Dame", using the resonance of the the Abbey of Noirlac, France to enhance these beautifully paced compositions.

Barkingside (Ward / Hawkins / Lash / May) Barkingside (Ward / Hawkins / Lash / May):

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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A quartet of four excellent young improvising musicians based in London and Oxford, none of whom have ever been to the outer London suburb of Barkingside.

Barnes, Tim + Jeph Jerman: Live + Gallery Denver Barnes, Tim + Jeph Jerman:
Live + Gallery Denver

(AARC -- USA )

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Minimal percussionist Tim Barnes (Quakebasket) met with sound artists Jeph Jerman in a gallery in Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2005, recording this 45 minute improvisation.

Barnes, Tim / Toshio Kajiwara / Marina Rosenfeld: A Water's Wake Barnes, Tim / Toshio Kajiwara / Marina Rosenfeld:
A Water's Wake

(Quakebasket -- USA )

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Available again after a 10 year break, the trio of of drummer and label-leader Tim Barnes with two NY turntablists and electronic artists - Toshio Kajiwara and Marina Rosenfeld - in unusual and unique sonic dialogs.

Barno / Grip / Lasserre: Snus Barno / Grip / Lasserre:
Snus

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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A free trio bringing together Swedish improvisers Joel Grip and Niklas Barno with French drummer Didier Lasserre in an energetic and sophisticated set of recordings.

Barno, Niklas / Joel Grip / Didier Lasserre: Can't Stop Snusing Barno, Niklas / Joel Grip / Didier Lasserre:
Can't Stop Snusing

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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The Snus trio of Niklas Barno (trumpet), Joel Grip (bass) and Didier Lasserre (drums) return for their second album, an addictive mix of free jazz and free improv, subtle to skronking music of great beauty and power.

Barnyard Drama: Christmas Singalong Volume 6 Barnyard Drama:
Christmas Singalong Volume 6

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Toronto's Xmas series with an amazing lineup Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, John Southworth, Tania Gill, Kyle Brenders, Justin Haynes, Julia Hambleton, DB Boyko, &c. &c.

Barnyard Drama: Christmas Singalong Volume 7 Barnyard Drama:
Christmas Singalong Volume 7

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Barnyard Drama continues their Christmas Singalong series, here in the 7th volume with an amazing lineup of Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, John Southworth, Justin Haynes, John Oswald, &c. &c.

Barnyard Drama: Christmas Singalong Volume 8 Barnyard Drama:
Christmas Singalong Volume 8

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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The 8th eclectic Christmas Singalong from Toronto's Barnyard Drama with performers and guests including Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, John Southworth, Justin Haynes, Paul Dutton, Jim Lewis, Scott Thomson, &c.

Barnyard Drama: Martin, Jean: I'm a Navvy Barnyard Drama: Martin, Jean:
I'm a Navvy

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Toronto's amazing husband & wife team drummer Jean Martin and unusual vocalist Christine Duncan with guest guitarist Justin Haynes and Bernard Falaise, recommended!

Barnyard Drama: Memories and a List of Things to Do Barnyard Drama:
Memories and a List of Things to Do

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Drummer and electronic artist Jean Martin joins forces with amazing vocalist Christine Duncan for an album of rhythmic soundscapes and free vocal improvisation.

Baron / Denzler / Guionnet / Rives: Propagations Baron / Denzler / Guionnet / Rives:
Propagations

(Potlatch -- France )

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Four reed players of the European improv community in a series of compositions exploring drones, flutters, grainy tones, and powerfully radical approaches to the sax.

Barrett, Richard: Adrift Barrett, Richard:
Adrift

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Three live performances of collaborative electroacoustic compositions from 2007-08, each exploring different points of contact between precomposed structures and spontaneous invention.

Barretto, Carlos: Lokomotiv Barretto, Carlos:
Lokomotiv

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Barretto, Jorge Lima : Zul Zelub Barretto, Jorge Lima :
Zul Zelub

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Legendary performer, writer and political situationist Lima Barreto (Telectu) in an electroacoustic work based around the piano and using short wave radio and CD players.

BassDrumBone: The Other Parade BassDrumBone:
The Other Parade

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The remarkable trio of basist Mark Helias, drummer Gerry Hemingway and trombonist Ray Anderson in a release that brings modern language to traditional jazz, blues, and Louisiana rhythms.

BassX3: Transatlantic BassX3:
Transatlantic

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Three bass instrumentalists - Gebhard Ullman on bass clarinet and bass flute, Chris Dahlgren on double bass, and Clayton Thomas on double bass, improvising on the lower end of the tonal range of chamber music.

Battikha / Waddell / Vipond / Lebel: Corse Battikha / Waddell / Vipond / Lebel:
Corse

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Electroacoustic improv from the quartet of trumpeter Philippe Battikha, laptop artist Matthew Wadell, drummer Sam Vipond and trombinist/saxophonist Etienne Lebel.

Battikha, Philippe: Invisible Backgrounds Battikha, Philippe:
Invisible Backgrounds

(Samizdat -- USA )

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A beautiful solo album from Montreal/Brooklyn trumpeter Philippe Battikha, who also developed the field recordings over which he plays, joined on two tracks by double bassist Johan Fortune, in a melancholy and haunting album of emotionally rich soundscapes.

Battus / Abdelnour: Ichnites Battus / Abdelnour:
Ichnites

(Potlatch -- France )

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Unusual improvisation from saxophonist Abdelnour using extended and microtonal techniques, and Pascal Battus who works with rotating surfaces from Walkmans as sound exciters.

Battus / Gauguet / La Casa: Chantier 1 Battus / Gauguet / La Casa:
Chantier 1

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three improvisers, Pascal Battus (rotating surfaces, found objects), Bertrand Gauguet (saxophones) and Eric La Casa (microphones) recorded while playing at a working building site in Paris and also in studio.

Battus, Pascal / Lionel Marchetti / Emmanuel Petit : La Vie Dans Les Bois Battus, Pascal / Lionel Marchetti / Emmanuel Petit :
La Vie Dans Les Bois

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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A document of a musical performance recorded in the open air near a castle in France by Pascal Bathus and Emmanuel Petit on electric guitars, and Lionel Marchetti credited with "electricity", recorded while Yoko Higashi performed a butoh dance during their music performance.

Battus, Pascal: Simbol / L'Unique Trait D' Pinceau Battus, Pascal:
Simbol / L'Unique Trait D' Pinceau

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Pascal Battus in a series of compositions realized with recordings of cymbals, using specific techniques that enable him to sustain the sound and allow pure frequencies to emerge as he develops each piece as extended audio journeys based on improv and organized sound.

Bauder, Matt / Wallace, Zach / Siegel, Aaron: Memorize The Sky Bauder, Matt / Wallace, Zach / Siegel, Aaron:
Memorize The Sky

(482 Music -- USA )

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Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures: Nightshades Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures:
Nightshades

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Known for his more abstract Memorize the Sky project, tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Matt Bauder's band Day in Pictures adheres to jazz traditions with the superb quintet of Nate Wooley (trumpet), Kris Davis (piano), Jason Ajemian (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).

Bauder, Matt: Day in Pictures Bauder, Matt:
Day in Pictures

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A brilliant NY quintet led by reedist Matt Bauder, with trumpeter Nate Wooley, pianist Angelica Sanxhez, bassist Jason Ajemian & dummer Tomas Fujiwara, an album dedicated to Donald Walden, Bill Dixon & Fred Anderson.

Bauer / Bauer / Kropinski / Sachse: Doppelmoppel - Outside This Area Bauer / Bauer / Kropinski / Sachse:
Doppelmoppel - Outside This Area

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Over 25 years the 2 trombones of the German brothers Bauer and guitarists Kropinski & Sachse have released 3 albums, Outside This Area a "Walk" in 11 parts.

Baumann, Franziska / Matthias Ziegler: Voices & Tides  <i>[Used Item]</i> Baumann, Franziska / Matthias Ziegler:
Voices & Tides [Used Item]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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"There is a definite sense of a drama of the creative process which entices the listener into an undreamt-of world of sounds. What makes this duo so special is the density of chamber music, the aural tension, the mutually intuitive read...

Baumann, Franziska Trio: Potage Du Jour  <i>[Used Item]</i> Baumann, Franziska Trio:
Potage Du Jour [Used Item]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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"A spontaneously composed dish has now gained a fixed position on the menu card. In late 1999, informal sessions were so exciting that a new band was founded on the spot, the Swiss improvisational trio Potage du Jour with the singer/voc...

Bayal & Arnaud Riviere: First Contact Bayal & Arnaud Riviere:
First Contact

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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John Boyle & Aya Onishi of Nihilist Spasm Band with Arnaud Riviere of Textile Orchestra from their first set of unrelenting primal improv at Sonic Protest 2007 in France.

Bech / Tchicai: Blues In Green Yellow Red Bech / Tchicai:
Blues In Green Yellow Red

(Ninth World -- Denmark )

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Saxophonist Bjorn Bech wrote this Miles-tinged modern jazz suite - a cycle in musical nature - specifically to perform in concert with John Tchicai, with Martin Dam on trumpet and Margriet Naber Tchicai on piano, &c.

Beeferman, Gordon Trio (w/ James Ilgenfritz, Michael Evans): Out In Here Beeferman, Gordon Trio (w/ James Ilgenfritz, Michael Evans):
Out In Here

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

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Pianist/composer Gordon Beeferman's trio with bassist James Ilgenfritz and drummer/percussionist Michael Evans in an entirely acoustic record that conjures up electronica, noise, free jazz, and new-complexity, in a sublimely creative fashion.

Beequeen: Time Waits For No One Beequeen:
Time Waits For No One

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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A reissue of the 1995 album from the duo of Frans de Waard and Freek Kinkelaar, electronic sound work in a Zoviet France mode, using looping structures but also freeform improvisation to create dark and alluring audio environments with beautiful sonic elements.

Beger, Albert & Gerry Hemingway: There's Nothing Better To Do Beger, Albert & Gerry Hemingway:
There's Nothing Better To Do

(OutNow Recordings -- Israel )

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A live recording at Levontin 7 in Tel Aviv between drummer/percussionist Gerry Hemingway and Israeli free jazz luminary Albert Beger on alto & soprano saxophones, a playful and interactive session.

Beige Oscillator, The & DJ Attache: Waiting For Wood <i>[Used Item]</i> Beige Oscillator, The & DJ Attache:
Waiting For Wood [Used Item]

(Charhizma -- Austria )

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Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs: Phosphor 2 Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs:
Phosphor 2

(Potlatch -- France )

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Electro-acoustic improv from the Phosphor grouping, an amazing set of musicians who began working together in 2001 and have developed a complex and incredible form of interplay.

Beins, Burkhard / Enrico Malatesta / Michael Vorfeld / Christian Wolfarth / Ingar Zach: Gluck Beins, Burkhard / Enrico Malatesta / Michael Vorfeld / Christian Wolfarth / Ingar Zach:
Gluck

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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The international percussion quintet of Burkhard Beins, Enrico Malatesta, Michael Vorfeld, Christian Wolfarth and Ingar Zach, using compositional and improvisational methods to create new forms of contemporary percussion music with a unique group aesthetic.

Bell, Clive & Hallett, Sylvia: The Geographers Bell, Clive & Hallett, Sylvia:
The Geographers

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Bell, Clive / Saade, Bechir: An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney Bell, Clive / Saade, Bechir:
An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Shakuhachi duets from veteran player Clive Bell and Lebanese improviser Bechir Saade recorded in England, 2007; lyrical, haunting and unexpected.



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