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Anderson, Ray / Han Bennink / Christy Doran: A B D Anderson, Ray / Han Bennink / Christy Doran:
A B D

(hatOLOGY -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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Combining two hatART CDs from '94 & '96, the trio of trombonist Anderson, drummer Bennink and guitarist Doran bring together contrasting approaches with intense skill and improvisatory wit.

Anderson, Vijay: Hardboiled Wonderland Anderson, Vijay:
Hardboiled Wonderland

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $12.00

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Bringing together two working trios, drummer Vijay Anderson heads this 6 piece with saxophonist Sheldon Brown, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, guitarists Ava Mendoza and John Finkbeiner, and vibraphonist Smith Dobson V.

Angeli / Parker / Rothenberg: Free Zone Appleby 2007 Angeli / Parker / Rothenberg:
Free Zone Appleby 2007

(psi -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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A smaller than usual Freezone Appleby Festival, 2007 presents duos and trios with the excellent lineup of Paolo Angeli, Evan Parker and Ned Rothenberg.

Angeli, Paolo & Takumi Fukushima: Itsunomanika Angeli, Paolo & Takumi Fukushima:
Itsunomanika

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95

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Sardinian guitarist Paolo Angeli teams up with After Dinner/Volapuk violinist and singer Takumi Fukushima for a complex, unusual, and wonderfully embraceable work recorded live in Bologna.

Angeli, Paolo : S'u Angeli, Paolo :
S'u

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95

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Sardinian improviser Paolo Angeli in his 8th release on ReR, peforming solo on his augmented Sardinian guitar equipped with motors, pedals, individual string mic'ing, and extra appendages, along side incredible technical skill and a brilliant sense of pacing - highly recommended!

Angeli, Paolo : Sale Quanto Basta Angeli, Paolo :
Sale Quanto Basta

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00

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Paolo Angeli presents an experimental album that explores the entire range of his modified, extended, and prepared Sardinian guitar with beautiful compositions that defy categorization.

Angeli, Paolo: Tibi  (Hybrid Disc - CD + Video) Angeli, Paolo:
Tibi (Hybrid Disc - CD + Video)

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $20.25

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The DVD movie and CD soundtrack of 10 years of Nanni Angeli's photo documentation of the strange story of Paolo Angelis exotic, extended giant Sardinian guitar.

Angle (Gross / Guionnet) : Premier Angle Angle (Gross / Guionnet) :
Premier Angle

(Nueni -- Germany )

Price: $14.95

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A strange set of improvisations from the duo of Jean-Philippe Gross and Jean-Luc Guionnet, both on electronics, with Guionnet appearing on saxophone in context among sections of harsh sound or surprising silence, deconstructed/reconstructed/who-can-say what?

Angles 9: In Our Midst [VINYL] Angles 9:
In Our Midst [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $18.00

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Clean Feed's 2nd LP is their 4th Angles release, expanding saxophonist Martin Kuchen's band to 9 pieces with Mattias Stahl, Johan Berthling, Alexander Zethson, Mats Aleklint, Eirik Hegdal, Goran Kajfes, and Magnus Broo in an album of rare expressiveness and power.

Angles 9: Injuries [VINYL 2 LPs] Angles 9:
Injuries [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $35.95

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Now a nine-piece, Martin Kuchen leads the magnificently powerful Angles band through 7 demanding compositions, with trumpeter Magnus Broo back in the band alongside Alexander Zethson, Mattias Stahl, Jonan Berthling, Andreas Werlin, Eirik Hegdal, Mats Aleklint & Goran Kajfes.

Angles 9: Injuries Angles 9:
Injuries

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Now a nine-piece, Martin Kuchen leads the magnificently powerful Angles band through 7 demanding compositions, with trumpeter Magnus Broo back in the band alongside Alexander Zethson, Mattias Stahl, Jonan Berthling, Andreas Werlin, Eirik Hegdal, Mats Aleklint & Goran Kajfes.

Anker, Lotte / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Hernani Faustino: Birthmark Anker, Lotte / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Hernani Faustino:
Birthmark

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Recordings from Lisbon of Danish saxophonist Lotte Anker with pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro and double bassist Hernani Faustino, both from Red Trio; dynamic improvisation with a sense of restraint and beautiful fluidity.

Antunes, Hugo: Roll Call Antunes, Hugo:
Roll Call

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95

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A quintet of two drummers and two saxophonists playing the music of leader and bassist Hugo Antunes in pieces designed to foster musicial situations and real-time composition.

Ap'strophe (Fages, Ferran & Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga): Corgroc Ap'strophe (Fages, Ferran & Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga):
Corgroc

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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ap'strophe began working together in 2006 in search of a common sonoric space, which they found in the investigation of distinctive timbres between acoustic guitar and zither.

Aperiodic: Future Feedback [VINYL LP & CD] Aperiodic:
Future Feedback [VINYL LP & CD]

(Phratry Records -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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A combination of noise and free jazz with elements of no wave and hardcore, Aperiodic (Kevin Parrett, Ben Perkins, Matt Schulz) uses gu qin, rudra veena, and surbahar as well as standard Western instruments to create unique, improvised music.

Aperiodic: Future Feedback Aperiodic:
Future Feedback

(Phratry Records -- USA )

Price: $9.95

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A combination of noise and free jazz with elements of no wave and hardcore, Aperiodic (Kevin Parrett, Ben Perkins, Matt Schulz) uses gu qin, rudra veena, and surbahar as well as standard Western instruments to create unique, improvised music.

Apophonics, The (Butcher / Edwards / Robair): On Air Apophonics, The (Butcher / Edwards / Robair):
On Air

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95

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2012 studio sessions recorded for BBC Radio 3 "Jazz on 3" from the trio of John Butcher (sax), John Edwards (bass) and Gino Robair (energised surfaces & synth), slowly unfolding dialogs using extended techniques and a focus on textural playing.

Apuh!: Ett [VINYL] Apuh!:
Ett [VINYL]

(Palsrobot -- Sweden )

Price: $14.95

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Debut LP of the young Gothenburg, Sweden trio of saxophonist Adrian Asling Sellius, drummer Hampus Ohman-Frolund, and double bass player Matt Dimming, drawing on elements of pop and rock, klezmer, cinematic soundscapes, experimental noise, and free jazz.

Arcand, Pierre-Andre: Atlas Epileptic [CD & CD Video] Arcand, Pierre-Andre:
Atlas Epileptic [CD & CD Video]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Composer Pierre-Andre Arcand in a CD and CD video of audio art, sound poetry, music, non-music, acoustic, electronic, and digital sounds.

Arguelles, Julian Trio: Ground Rush Arguelles, Julian Trio:
Ground Rush

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $13.95

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British tenor saxophonist Julian Arguelles in a trio with NY drummer Tom Rainey and bassist Michael Formanek, a strong group feel led by one of contemporary jazz' unique voices.

Arias, Ricardo / Gunter Muller / Hans Tammen: Intersecting a Cone with a Plane Arias, Ricardo / Gunter Muller / Hans Tammen:
Intersecting a Cone with a Plane

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $13.95

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Ariel: Origami <i>[Used Item]</i> Ariel:
Origami [Used Item]

(Kadima -- Israel )

Price: $7.95

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Piano prodigy Ariel, performing complex jazz compositions at the age of 9 (!) with infuences from Matthew Shipp, John Hicks, Kirk Lightsey, Uri Caine, Aaron Goldberg, &c.

Ariel: Origami Ariel:
Origami

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Piano prodigy Ariel, performing complex jazz compositions at the age of 9 (!) with infuences from Matthew Shipp, John Hicks, Kirk Lightsey, Uri Caine, Aaron Goldberg, &c.

Arrias / Munthe: Torso And Legs Arrias / Munthe:
Torso And Legs

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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Free improvisation in the SME/Derek Bailey lineage from the duo of Stockholm-based John Arrias on sax and clarinet and Gothenburg-based Christian Munthe on acoustic guitar, using extended techniques with accessible language in unhurried and intertwining improvisations.

Arrive: Shelton / Adasiewicz / Roebke / Daisy: There Was Arrive: Shelton / Adasiewicz / Roebke / Daisy:
There Was

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95

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Arrive, formed in 2001, is Aram Shelton's Chicago band with vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Tim Daisy, a remarkable album of structured free playing.

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City:  Live at Iridium [2 CDs] Art Ensemble of Chicago:
Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City: Live at Iridium [2 CDs]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $18.95

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Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Meeting Art Ensemble of Chicago:
The Meeting

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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Art Ensemble of Chicago: [sirius calling] Art Ensemble of Chicago:
[sirius calling]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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Articles, The (Thomas / Gustafsson / Turner): Goodbye Silence Articles, The (Thomas / Gustafsson / Turner):
Goodbye Silence

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95

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The trio of Mats Gustafsson on saxophone and electronics, keyboardist Pat Thomas and percussionist Roger Turner performing live in Derby in 1998, a challenging and fascinating set.

Artifact iTi: Live in St. Johann Artifact iTi:
Live in St. Johann

(Okka -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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An amazing lineup of European, Chicago and UK players in a live set from the 2008 ArtActs Festival, music that merges the boundaries of ea-improv and free jazz.

Asheim, Nils Henrik / Nilssen-Love, Paal: Late Play Asheim, Nils Henrik / Nilssen-Love, Paal:
Late Play

(PNL -- Norway )

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Percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love in duet with organist Nils Henrik Asheim for dark onimous works of dramatic tension and tactile, scraping and thunderous drumming.

Asher, Meira / JC Jones: Myelination 2 Asher, Meira / JC Jones:
Myelination 2

(Kadima -- Israel )

Price: $8.00

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Spontaneous organic interactions over sounds from the vibrations of the myelin sheath, the protective insulating cover of the nervous system, from bassist JC Jones and vocalist, no-input mixer and Doepfer synthesizer player Meira Asher.

Astrakan: Comets and Monsters Astrakan:
Comets and Monsters

(Jaguar Steps -- Great Britain )

Price: $7.00

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With a new sound, Astrakan has re-formed, adding bass guitarist Jeff Spencer as well as keyboardist and unique vocalist Celia Lu to the band, while still combining composition and improvisation with a focus on superb instrumental solos.

Atmospheres Without Oxygen (Dunmall / Gibbs / Stevens / Taylor): 4 Live In Oxford Atmospheres Without Oxygen (Dunmall / Gibbs / Stevens / Taylor):
4 Live In Oxford

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95

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Live recording from Oxford Improv Club in 2010 opposite Red Square with Paul Dunmall on saxophones, Phil Gibbs on electric guitar and electronics, Nik Stevens on double bass and Trevor Taylor electronic percussion.

Atolon + Chip Shop Music: Public Private Atolon + Chip Shop Music:
Public Private

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $14.95

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ChipShop music with Erik Carlsson (percussion), Martin Kuchen (sax & radio), David Lacey (percussion & electronics) and Paul Vogel (computer & clarinet) meet Atolon (Ruth Barberan, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, and Ferran Fages).

Atomic / School Days: Nuclear Assembly Hall Atomic / School Days:
Nuclear Assembly Hall

(Okka -- USA )

Price: $16.95

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Atomic: Boom Boom [VINYL] Atomic:
Boom Boom [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $26.95

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Norway's 5-piece Atomic with Magnus Broo, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Paal Nilssen-Love, Havard Wiik and Ingebrigt Haken Flaten in a limited LP reissue of their 2nd release.

Attias, Michael: Renku In Coimbra Attias, Michael:
Renku In Coimbra

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95

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An afternoon during saxophonist Michael Attias's residency at the Coimbra's Jazz ao Centro festival in Brazil with the core of his quintet: bassist John Hebert & drummer Satoshi Takeishi.

Attias, Michael: Spun Tree Attias, Michael:
Spun Tree

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $12.76

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His first studio album since 2004, alto saxophonist Michael Attias returns to the epic forms of his "Credo" release, presentng 8 new compositions with his band of Ralph Alessi, Matt Mitchell, Sean Conly and Tom Rainey

Attias, Michael: Twines of Colesion Attias, Michael:
Twines of Colesion

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Alto saxophonist Michael Attias leads this quintet with Tony Malaby on tenor and soprano, Russ Lossing on piano, John Hebert on bass and Staoshi Takeishi on drums performing live at the Jazz ao Centro Festival.

Auris + Gino: Rub Auris + Gino:
Rub

(Public Eyesore -- USA )

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The Electroacoustic improv trio of Eric Leonardson (springboard & electronics), Julia E. Miller (guitar & electronics), and Christopher Preissing (flute & electronics), present 3 collective improvisations and 3 duos between Auris members and percussionist Gino Robair.

Axis Another Revolvable Thing: New-Direction-Unit In Concert Part 1 Axis Another Revolvable Thing:
New-Direction-Unit In Concert Part 1

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

Price: $19.95

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Ayler Quintet, Albert: Stockholm, Berlin 1966 Ayler Quintet, Albert:
Stockholm, Berlin 1966

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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In 1966 Albert Ayler toured Europe with his quintet, as heard on these beautifully remastered recordings from Berlin and Stockholm; inspired and spiritual free jazz.

Ayler, Albert : The Hilversum Session Ayler, Albert :
The Hilversum Session

(ESP -- USA )

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Ayler, Albert Quintet: Lorrach, Paris 1966 Ayler, Albert Quintet:
Lorrach, Paris 1966

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Brothers Albert (sax) and Don Ayler (trumpet) playing energetic, "free spiritual music" in Paris in 1966 alongside Michel Samson (violin), William Folwell (bass) and Beaver Harris (drums).

Ayler, Albert Trio: Spiritual Unity Ayler, Albert Trio:
Spiritual Unity

(ESP -- USA )

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Ayler, Albert: Bells/Prophecy: Expanded Edition [2 CDs] Ayler, Albert:
Bells/Prophecy: Expanded Edition [2 CDs]

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $15.95

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An expanded reissue of Albert Ayler's 1965 live album "Bells" in a quintet with drummer Sunny Murray (drums), Gary Peacock (bass), Donald Ayler (trumpet) and Charles Tyler (alto sax), plus his 1975 "Prophecy" album in a trio with Murray and Peacock, plus tracks from "Albert Smiles with Sunny".

Ayler, Albert: Spirits Rejoice [VINYL] Ayler, Albert:
Spirits Rejoice [VINYL]

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $26.95

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Legendary saxophonist Albert Ayler recorded this album in 1965 with the phenomenal band of brother Donald Ayler on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto sax, Sunny Murray on drums, Call Cobbs on harpsichord, and Gary Peacock and Henry Grime on bass, reissued with its original cover.

BARK!: Fume of Sighs BARK!:
Fume of Sighs

(psi -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95

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The third CD by the trio of Rex Casswell (electric guitar), Phillip Marks (percussion) and Paul Obermayer (samples), creating beautiful jagged, sharp edged textures propelled by some of their tightest, strangest, most powerful rhythmic designs yet.

BARREL (Blunt / Kallin / Marshall): Gratuitous Abuse BARREL (Blunt / Kallin / Marshall):
Gratuitous Abuse

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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The London based improvising string trio Barrel of Alison Blunt on violin, Ivor Kallin on violin & viola, and Hannah Marshall on cello, all members of London Improvisers Orchestra and performers at the 2007 Freedom of the City.

BEFOREHAND (Lazaridou / Wastell): Live at Hundred Years Gallery BEFOREHAND (Lazaridou / Wastell):
Live at Hundred Years Gallery

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $9.60

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The duo of Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga on zither and Mark Wastell on his electronics set including bowls and shruti box, formed for the release concert for Angharad Davies' "Six Studies" in 2014, recording this excellent improvised dialog of rich and unusual sound.

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

(Driff Records -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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

(Driff Records -- USA )

Price: $9.60

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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".

Baars, Ab Quartet: Kinda Dukish Baars, Ab Quartet:
Kinda Dukish

(Wig -- The Netherlands )

Price: $18.95

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Babin's, Tommy Benzene: Your Body Is Your Prison Babin's, Tommy Benzene:
Your Body Is Your Prison

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Bassist Babin's Benzene band mixes free improvisation with rock overtones, tight changes giving way to excellent solos from all members of this exceptional quartet.

Backer, Andreas / Raymond Strid: Voice & Percussion Backer, Andreas / Raymond Strid:
Voice & Percussion

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Ever-inventive drummer/percussionist Raymond Strid and performance collaborator, Norwegian-Swedish free improvising vocalist Andreas Backer, for a set of unusual, absurd and detailed improvisations, as the two complement each other in unexpected ways.

Badenhorst, Joachim / John Butcher / Paul Lytton: Nachtigall Badenhorst, Joachim / John Butcher / Paul Lytton:
Nachtigall

(Klein -- Belgium )

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Belgian multi-reedist Joachim Badenhorst organized this trio with saxophonist John Butcher & percussionist Paul Lytton as part of a series of concerts in his home town, where they recorded this album, an impressive suite of extended techniques and intense dialog.

Badland (Rose / Fell / Noble): Six High Windows Badland (Rose / Fell / Noble):
Six High Windows

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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The long-running British free improvising trio Badland (Simon H. Fell-bass; Simon Rose-sax; Steve Noble-drums) in a live recording at St. Brides Church, Liverpool in 2005, intense and dynamic interaction in a space with natural reverb enhancing the interplay.

Baghdassarians / Baltschun / Bosetti / Doneda: Strom Baghdassarians / Baltschun / Bosetti / Doneda:
Strom

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $14.00

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Bailey / Butcher / Robair: Scrutables Bailey / Butcher / Robair:
Scrutables

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95

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John Butcher and Derek Bailey performed together starting in 1989, and in 2000 the duo was joined by percussionist Gino Robair for this studio session at Moat Studios, London.



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