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Brown Trio, Rob : Sounds Brown Trio, Rob :
Sounds

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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"After a free jazz investment for many years, now something entirely different. Avant-garde? Composer / improviser Rob Brown says it's an irrelevant categorization nowadays. Instead of the conventional sax-bass-drums combo of the New Thi...

Brown, Chris / Fred Frith: Cutter Heads Brown, Chris / Fred Frith:
Cutter Heads

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Brown, Rob Quartet: Radiant Pools Brown, Rob Quartet:
Radiant Pools

(RogueArt -- France )

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Browne, Mark: Genial Decay Browne, Mark:
Genial Decay

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Using sopranino, sorano and decayed tenor saxophone, Mark Brown recorded these unusual improvisations, generating a huge variety of sounds and tones, and then constructing those recordings into this curious and captivating 40 minute work.

Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack: ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack:
...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire

(Singlespeed Music -- USA )

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A 4-part suite from oboe/english hornist Kyle Bruckman based on Thomas Pynchon's early novels, exhilarating jazz performed with Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Tim Daisy (drums), Jen Paulson (viola) and Anton Hatwich (bass).

Bruckmann, Kyle: Wrack Bruckmann, Kyle:
Wrack

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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Oboist & english horn player Kyle Bruckmann brought together this Chicaco group with Tim Daisy (drums), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Kurt Johnson (bass) and Jen Clare Paulson (viola) to integrate non-traditional instruments in the ever-evolving intersection of modern jazz.

Bryan and the Haggards: Still Alive and Kickin' Down the Walls Bryan and the Haggards:
Still Alive and Kickin' Down the Walls

(Hot Cup Records -- USA )

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Jazz, country and western music converge in unexpected ways in the 2nd release from the quintet of saxophonists Bryan Murray & Jon Irabagon, guitarist Jon Lundbom, bassist Moppa Elliott, and drummer Danny Fischer.

Bull, Arthur / Heikalo, Daniel : Derapages a cordes Bull, Arthur / Heikalo, Daniel :
Derapages a cordes

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The first release by the duo of guitarists Arthur Bull and Daniel Heikalo which is a series of free improvisations that are presented without any editing or post-processing.

Burro: Burnt Monument Burro:
Burnt Monument

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Burro is the Calgary improvising trio of Whitney Ota (electric guitar), Stew Elton (bass) and Andrew Hume (drums), in a studio release of their intense and hard rock-oriented playing.

Busolini / Loriot: VIOLAtwoVIOLA Busolini / Loriot:
VIOLAtwoVIOLA

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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This duo arose from the meeting between two violists avid to confront with their instrumental double to create a common sound universe from the same instrument played by two different personalities.

Butcher / Binder: Under The Roof Butcher / Binder:
Under The Roof

(Nuscope -- USA )

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Saxophonist Butcher on tenor and soprano saxophone meets inside and out pianist Claudia Ulla Binder in Switzerland for these beautifully recorded duo improvisations.

Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures: Alibi Days Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures:
Alibi Days

(Potlatch -- France )

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Recordings of improvisations from different rooms with unique resonant properties, manipulated and organized into 5 compositions mixing musique concrete and e-a improv.

Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures: Tempestuous Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures:
Tempestuous

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Live recordings of this incredible improvising trio as influenced by a 'tempestuous' storm buffeting & rattling the windows of the church in which the performance took place.

Butcher / Durrant / Lovens /Malfatti / Russell: News From The Shed Butcher / Durrant / Lovens /Malfatti / Russell:
News From The Shed

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff: Way Out Northwest Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff:
Way Out Northwest

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

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British saxophone phenomenon John Butcher meets Vancouver's premiere bassist Torsten Müller and drummer Dylan van der Schyff for an amazing live set at the Western Front.

Butcher / Viltard / Prevost: "All But" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists -- Volume 2 Butcher / Viltard / Prevost:
"All But" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists -- Volume 2

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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The second volume of Eddie Prevost's 2011 series of concerts at Network Theatre, Waterloo, London meeting with remarkable saxophonists, here with John Butcher on tenor & soprano, with Guillaume Viltard on double bass.

Butcher, John / Kurzmann, Christof: The Big Misunderstanding Between Hertz and Megahertz Butcher, John / Kurzmann, Christof:
The Big Misunderstanding Between Hertz and Megahertz

(Potlatch -- France )

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Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal: Concentric Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal:
Concentric

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Butcher, John: 13 Friendly Numbers Butcher, John:
13 Friendly Numbers

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho: Apparent Distance Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho:
Apparent Distance

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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The first recording of Ho Bynum's new sextet, with guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, augmented by bassist Ken Filiano, saxophonist Jim Hobbs, and tubist/bass trombonist Bill Lowe, in a 4-part suite.

Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings: Madeleine Dreams Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings:
Madeleine Dreams

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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The 2nd recording from cornetist Bynum's improvising chamber ensemble SpiderMonkey Strings in a narrative coming of age work using Bynum arrangements of Ornette, Sun Ra, & Elligton.

Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver: Book of Three: Continuum Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver:
Book of Three: Continuum

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Collective improvisation from Ho Bynum's Book of Three with bassist John Hebert & drummer Gerald Cleaver, following their RogueArt CD with this exceptional album of original compositions plus works from Bobby Bradford, Salim Washington, and Jim Hobbs.

Bynum, Taylor Ho: Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs] Bynum, Taylor Ho:
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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The 1st of 3 releases documenting composer/cornetist Taylor Ho Bynums' Navigation project, in 2 CDS of studio recordings with his Sextet: Jim Hobbs on saxophone, Bill Lowe on trombone & tuba, Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibraphone.

CHANGES TO blind + Blue Sausage Infant CHANGES TO blind + Blue Sausage Infant:

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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Blue Sausage Infant and CHANGES TO blind met in 1992 for these improvised studio recordings, and to perform CTb's sonic tour of a house live at Troy, NY's Last Exit.

Capece / Patterson: empty matter Capece / Patterson:
empty matter

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Amplified objects artist Lee Patterson and reed player Lucio Capece, also on the sruti box, in 8 rich and slowly paced "empty" works that create mysterious timbral environments.

Capece, Lucio: Zero Plus Zero Capece, Lucio:
Zero Plus Zero

(Potlatch -- France )

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With soprano saxophone and bass clarinet, Sruti box, electronics, preparations and applied objects, Lucio Cape releases this suite consisting of six structured pieces exploring the possibilities of those reed instruments.

Cardew, Cornelius: Material Cardew, Cornelius:
Material

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Carrier / Lambert / Lapin: All Out Carrier / Lambert / Lapin:
All Out

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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A joyfully engaged example of this sax/drum/piano trio's Melodic Improv Music performing live in St. Petersburg Russia, part of an intense and inspired tour of Russia in 2010.

Carrier / Lambert / Thompson / Metcalfe / Viltard: Shores and Ditches Carrier / Lambert / Thompson / Metcalfe / Viltard:
Shores and Ditches

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier's 3rd FMR release, with long-time companion Michel Lambert (drums) plus flautist Neil Metcalfe, guitarist Daniel Thompson and bassist Guilaume Viltard, recording in the beautiful acoustics of St leonards Church, London.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: The Russian Concerts Volume 2 Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin:
The Russian Concerts Volume 2

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The second of two volumes documenting Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier and the trio of Michel Lambert (drums) and Alexy Lapin (piano) in their 2010 tour of Russia, performing at Nikitskaya Jewish Cultural Center, ESG-21, and JFC Jazz Club.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: iO Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
iO

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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After their "Live in Russia" volumes, eloquent French Canadian saxophonist and creative drummer Michel Lambert present 9 new improvisations recorded at Resonance studios in their home town of Montreal, a tremendous dialog between these two free yet lyrical players.

Carrier, Francois Trio + Bobo Stenson: Entrance 3 Carrier, Francois Trio + Bobo Stenson:
Entrance 3

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Canadian saxophonist Francois Carrier in a trio with bassist Pierre Cote and drummer Michel Lambert, plus pianist Bobo Stenson performing live at the 2002 Vancouver Jazz Festival.

Carter, John Trio: Echoes from Rudolph's [2 CDs] Carter, John Trio:
Echoes from Rudolph's [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Between 1973 and '76 Sunday afternoons at Rudolph's Fine Art Center hosted the superb John Carter Trio with son Stanley Carter on bass and Chris Carter on cymbals; these live recordings were originally released in a limited LP in 1977, now reissued with a rare '77 radio broadcast.

Cartier, Pierre: Chansons de la Belle Esperance Cartier, Pierre:
Chansons de la Belle Esperance

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Inspired by jazz standards, bassist and composer Pierre Cartier combines the voice of Quebec's poets with new jazz to tackle the theme of love.

Carvalhais, Hugo (Pifarely / Pinto / Cymerman / Pifarely): Grand Valis Carvalhais, Hugo (Pifarely / Pinto / Cymerman / Pifarely):
Grand Valis

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Bassist and composer Hugo Carvalhais in an album hinting at chamber jazz with Dominique Pifarely's extraordinary violin work, but taking the music into unusual territory with his own keyboards, electronics, and by Jeremiah Cymerman's electronic manipulations.

Carvalhais, Hugo: Particula Carvalhais, Hugo:
Particula

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Following his successful "Nebulosa" debut CD, Portuguese bassist Hugo Carvalhais augments his trio of Gabriel Pinto (keys) and Mario Costa (drums) with French soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien and violinist Dominique Pifarely.

Cavallanti, Daniele & Tiziano Tononi's: Rings of Fire Cavallanti, Daniele & Tiziano Tononi's:
Rings of Fire

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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Italian saxophonist and composer Daniele Cavallanti and drummer/percussionist Tiziano Tononi produced these two enterprising suites played here by a powerful octet that includes Jenny Scheinman.

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio + Joelle Leandre: Can You Smile? Ceccaldi, Theo Trio + Joelle Leandre:
Can You Smile?

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Theo Ceccarelli expands his string trio from their Ayler debut album, "Carrousel", adding bassist and free vocalist Joelle Leandre to the group, yielding a new dimension to their rapidly expanding repertoire of rich, interactive improvisation.

Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Smith / Ismaily): Your Turn Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Smith / Ismaily):
Your Turn

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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Five years after their debut release, Ceramic Dog, the power trio featuring Marc Ribot (guitar), Shahzad Ismaily (bass/electronics) and Ches Smith (drums), returns with this exceptional album merging rock and improv Downtown NY style.

Chadbourne / Kaiser: The Guitar Lesson Chadbourne / Kaiser:
The Guitar Lesson

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Chadbourne, Eugene / Fox, Dave: The Foxbourne Chronicles Chadbourne, Eugene / Fox, Dave:
The Foxbourne Chronicles

(Assembled Sound -- USA )

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Chadbourne, Eugene: Stop Snoring Chadbourne, Eugene:
Stop Snoring

(Chadula -- USA )

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Eugene Chadbourne in a trio with tenor saxophonist Darren Williams and multi-reedist, brass player and drummer Scott Henderson in studio recordings of new Chadbourne original numbers.

Chang / Davies / Drouin / Durrant / Patterson / Tilbury: Variable Formations Chang / Davies / Drouin / Durrant / Patterson / Tilbury:
Variable Formations

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A live recording at Cafe Oto in 2013 from this sextet in an extended and dynamic piece in which the musicians develop material they had presented in small groups in the first half of the concert, mixing improvised and prepared elements.

Charbin / Van Isacker: kryscraft Charbin / Van Isacker:
kryscraft

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Tense and subtle improvisation from the Belgian duo of pianist Marjolaine Charbin playing inside and out of the piano and alto saxophonist Frans van Isacker using microtonal and extended approaches with the sax.

Chemical Composition: Excitement Within the Trojan Horse Chemical Composition:
Excitement Within the Trojan Horse

(Chemical Composition -- USA )

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The New York improvising trio Chemical Composition with pianist Constance Cooper, percussionist John Cacciatore, and electric guitarist Tom Desisto, free improvisation steeped in jazz traditions.

Chemical Composition: Notes Are Rain, Timbre Is Snow Chemical Composition:
Notes Are Rain, Timbre Is Snow

(Chemical Composition -- USA )

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The NY free improvising trio Chemical Composition (pianist Constance Cooper; percussionist John Cacciatore; electric guitarist Tom Desisto) are joined by Jeffrey Lependors on shakuhachi, xiao, and bawu.

Chemical Composition: Uttered Fast But Without Haste Chemical Composition:
Uttered Fast But Without Haste

(Chemical Composition -- USA )

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The New York improvising trio Chemical Composition with pianist Constance Cooper, percussionist John Cacciatore, and electric guitarist Tom Desisto, free improvisation steeped in jazz traditions.

Chenard, Sylvie / Alexandre Dubuc / Cathy Heyden / Remi Leclerc: Allochtone Chenard, Sylvie / Alexandre Dubuc / Cathy Heyden / Remi Leclerc:
Allochtone

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Montreal/Actuelle players Sylvie Chenard on guitar and voice, Alexander Dubuc on bass, Cathy Heyden on sax, and Miriodor's Remi Leclerc on drums, with all providing electronics, in an encompassing ea-improv journey that balances acoustics with sonic environments and wonderfully controlled chaos.

Chenaux, Eric & Bent Spoon Duo: Live in Calgary Chenaux, Eric & Bent Spoon Duo:
Live in Calgary

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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2nd meeting from summer 2009 of Toronto improviser Eric Chenaux & Calgary's Bent Spoon Duo, forward-moving yet rambling improvisation with a folksy intuitiveness of harmony and complimentary rhtyhm.

Chicago / Sao Paulo Underground feat Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah and the Underground - Primative Jupite Chicago / Sao Paulo Underground feat Pharoah Sanders:
Pharoah and the Underground - Primative Jupiter [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Live from Lisbon's Jazz em Agosto Festival, cornetist Rob Mazurek merges his Chicago and Sao Paulo Underground bands, adding bassist Matthew Lux and jazz legend tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, for a potent blend of modern jazz, electronics, and free improvised music.

Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark): Western Automatic Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark):
Western Automatic

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Four generations of Chicago saxophonists--Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams, and Nick Mazzarella--come together in an interactive saxophone quartet with each player providing 2 compositions of well-developed, powerful, engaging free and lyrical jazz.

Chiesa / Guionnet / Petit / La Casa: Belvedere Dans L'etendue Chiesa / Guionnet / Petit / La Casa:
Belvedere Dans L'etendue

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Chrysakis / Matthews / Bernal-Villegas: ENANTIO_DROMIA Chrysakis / Matthews / Bernal-Villegas:
ENANTIO_DROMIA

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Combining sound-synthesis with field recordings and percussion these three improvisers create electroacoustic environments from intricate tranquility to howling furies.

Chrysakis / Matthews / Bernal-Villegas: Parallaxis Chrysakis / Matthews / Bernal-Villegas:
Parallaxis

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Detailed electro-acoustic improvisation from the trio of Thanos Chrysakis on MaxMSP & electronics, Wade Matthew on synth and field recordings, and Dario Bernal-Villegas on percussion.

Chrysakis / O'Sullivan / Bernal-Villegas / Mayne / Wigens: Instant-Cascade-Distant Chrysakis / O'Sullivan / Bernal-Villegas / Mayne / Wigens:
Instant-Cascade-Distant

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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This quintet use a wide range of sound sources inc. guitar, electronics, prepared piano and clarinet to create spectral and gestural sonic and harmonic fields.

Chrysakis / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Moimeme : Exaiphnes Chrysakis / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Moimeme :
Exaiphnes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A quintet of string improvisers in discerning dialog using viola, cello, double bass, electric guitar, piano & harp, from regular collaborators Ernesto & Guilherme Rodrigues, Miguel Mira, and Abdul Moimeme, plus Aural Terrains label leader Thanos Chrysakis.

Chrysakis / Slaven / O'Sullivan / Wigens: Zafiros en el Barro Chrysakis / Slaven / O'Sullivan / Wigens:
Zafiros en el Barro

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Intricate and beautifully paced electroacoustic improv from the quartet of Thanos Chrysakis (laptop, synth & radio), Ken Slaven (berimbu, autoharp, violin), James O'Sullivan (guitar) and Jerry Wigens (clarinet & mandolin).

Chrysakis / Villegas / Mayne: Palimpsesto Chrysakis / Villegas / Mayne:
Palimpsesto

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Thanos Chrysakis with Dario Villega and Oli Mayne in improvised set using electronics, prepared pianos, percussion, &c, a colored palimpset of sound.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / James O'Sullivan: Asphodels Abide Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / James O'Sullivan:
Asphodels Abide

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Sophisticated and interactive electroacoustic improvisation from the trio of Chris Cundy on bass clarinet, James O'Sullivan on guitar, and Aural Terrains label leader Thanos Chrysakis on laptop, synth and radio, performing the six part "Asphodels Abide".

Chrysakis, Thanos / James O'Sullivan / Jerry Wigens: Syneuma Chrysakis, Thanos / James O'Sullivan / Jerry Wigens:
Syneuma

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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The Syneuma Trio is the free improvising trio of Thanos Chrysakis playing inside and out of the piano + chimes and vibes, James O'Sullivan on guitar, and Jerry Wigens (Astrakan) on clarinet.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Philip Somervell: Knotted Alembic Chrysakis, Thanos / Philip Somervell:
Knotted Alembic

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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The 7 part "Knotted Alembic" is an improvisation between electroacoustic artist and label leader Thanos Chrysakis and Brazilian based Chilean pianist Philip Somervell performing inside and out of the piano.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Wade Matthews / Javier Pedreira: Garnet Skein Chrysakis, Thanos / Wade Matthews / Javier Pedreira:
Garnet Skein

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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The trio of Thanos Chrysakis on synth, radio, gongs & laptop; Wade Matthews on synth & field recordings; and Javier Pedreira on guitar, in studio recordings of edgy electroacoustic improvisation using a wide sound palette of indescribable sources.

Chrysakis, Thanos: ΕΚΝΗΨΙΣ Chrysakis, Thanos:
ΕΚΝΗΨΙΣ

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Aural Terrains label leader and electronic composer Thanos Chrysakis in a work in three movements based on a blending of electronics and acoustic instruments.

Chrysakis, Thanos: Above the Hidden Track An Endless Blaze Chrysakis, Thanos:
Above the Hidden Track An Endless Blaze

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Composer/performer Thanos Chrysakis in a studio electronic work, using a diversity of methods and approaches that imply his usual free improvisational approaches by creating a rich and elaborate sound world of distinctive, unique and often warped electronic sound.

Chrysakis, Thanos: Subterranean Sky Chrysakis, Thanos:
Subterranean Sky

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Aural Terrains label leader and electronic composer Thanos Chrysakis in a work in five movements based on field recordings, synthesized, and acoustic instrumental sounds.

Chulki, Hong  / Ryu Hankil: Objets Infernaux Chulki, Hong / Ryu Hankil:
Objets Infernaux

(erstwhile -- USA )

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A collaboration between two Seoul, South Korean sound artists--Hong Chulki and Ryu Hankil--both performing on no-input mixer & objects for an album of electronic, glitch and sputtering sound with an extreme dynamic range and twisted purpose.

Cipani, Nicola: The Ill-Tempered Piano Cipani, Nicola:
The Ill-Tempered Piano

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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Twenty-four engrossing improvisations by Nicola Cipani that were made on broken and untuned pianos, keyboards, and even a clavichord that the artist found, from recordings over a two-year period across New York City.

Circulasione Totale Orchestra: Bandwidth 3CD Circulasione Totale Orchestra:
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(Rune Grammofon -- Germany )

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Frode Gjerstad's Circulasione Totale Orchestra with a new line-up including Louis Moholo-Moholo, lstad, Sabir Mateen, Kevin Norton, Bobby Bradford, Lasse Marhaug & Paal Nilssen-Love, &c.

Clarinets, The [Anthony Burr/Oscar Noriega/Chris Speed]: Keep On Going Like This Clarinets, The [Anthony Burr/Oscar Noriega/Chris Speed]:
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(Skirl -- USA )

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Three clarinetists - Anthony Burr, Oscar Noriega, and Chris Speed - in an album of improvisational strategies to create graceful and weaving acoustic music from the instrument's beautiful sonorities.

Clark, Scott 4tet (Clark / Ralston / Miller / Scott): Bury My Heart Clark, Scott 4tet (Clark / Ralston / Miller / Scott):
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(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Jazz drummer and composer Scott Clark leads his Richmond, VA 4Tet of Cameron Ralston (bass), Jason Scott (sax) and Bob Miller (trumpet) on a lyrical and passionate suite exploring Clark's Native American roots, referencing Dee Brown's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee".

Clockwork + Poprawski: Myopic Clockwork + Poprawski:
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(Clockwork Jazz -- Poland )

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Clockwork is the Polish duo of drummer Maciej Wrobel and bassist Szymon Orlowski, who for the last two years have worked with saxophonist Lukasz Poprawski (Urszula Dudziak, Michal Urbaniak, &c) here in their first album together.

Clusone 3: Soft Lights And Sweet Music Clusone 3:
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(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Michael Moore, Ernst Reijseger and Han Bennink's excellent Clusone 3 trio in a reissue of their 1993 album playing mostly Irving Berlin compositions.

Cohen, Greg: Golden State Cohen, Greg:
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(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A set of playful, upbeat duos from West Coast-born bassist Greg Cohen and NY guitarist Bill Frisell, celebrating Cohen's home state of California in 6 originals and 3 California covers.

Coleman, Steve & Five Elements: Functional Arrhythmias Coleman, Steve & Five Elements:
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(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Alto saxophonist Steve Coleman takes his long-standing M-Base band Five Elements ongoing study into patterns found in nature in an album of music reflecting the irrational rhythms found in healthy human heartbeat patterns.

Coleman, Steve and Five Elements: Harvesting Semblances and Affinities Coleman, Steve and Five Elements:
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(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Saxophonist Coleman's 1st US label release in 9 years, 6 original compositions of complex, constantly shifting rhythms that convey a fundamental sense of groove from his 6 piece band.



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