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Biota: Cape Flyaway Biota:
Cape Flyaway

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00    

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Incredibly crafted sonic worlds from the Biota collective, and indescribable orchestration of electric & acoustic guitars, clavioline, trumpet, organ, micromoog, biolmellodrone, voice, electric & acoustic violins, bass, percussion, &c.

Biota: Funnel To A Thread Biota:
Funnel To A Thread

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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The unique Biota collective continues with this beautiful album of layered and organized sound work, a beguiling mix of acoustic and electronic instrumentation that flows in unique and exquisite ways, belying the incredible detail to process and mixing.

Biota: Half a True Day Biota:
Half a True Day

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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The eclectic, transformative and fascinating Biota (Mnemonists) in their 6th ReR CD of freeform sound, with video files and 13 images of paintings, drawing and woodcuts.

Biota: Invisible Map Biota:
Invisible Map

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Biota: Object Holder Biota:
Object Holder

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Biota: Tumble Biota:
Tumble

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00    

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Bishop, Jeb & Jorrit Dijkstra: 1000 Words Bishop, Jeb & Jorrit Dijkstra:
1000 Words

(Driff Records -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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The duo of trombonist Jeb Bishop and saxophonist Jorrit Dijkstra in a studio release from Chicago performing a dozen succinct free improvisations using nothing but their horns and mutes.

Bisio, Michael (w/Kirk Knuffke, Art Bailey & Michael Wimberly): Accortet Bisio, Michael (w/Kirk Knuffke, Art Bailey & Michael Wimberly):
Accortet

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Chronicling 30+ years of New York bassist Michael Bisio's life as a composer in song form and otherwise, in a quartet with Art Bailey on accordion, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, and Michael Wimberly on drums, balancing freedom and swing in a euphorically compelling album.

Bisio, Michael / Matt Shipp Duo: Floating Ice Bisio, Michael / Matt Shipp Duo:
Floating Ice

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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NY bassist Michael Bisio and pianist Matthew Shipp continue their collaborations from their trio work with Whit Dickey in this duo release recorded in the studio, beautiful and amazing telepathic communication.

Bittova / Riley / Ziporyn: Eviyan Live Bittova / Riley / Ziporyn:
Eviyan Live

(Victo -- Canada )

Price: $12.00    

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EVIYAN is Iva Bittova, Gyan Riley & Evan Ziporyn - 3 unique composer/performers merging into a singular sound, an intimate, acoustic blend of world roots, post-minimalism, jazz, rock, and cabaret.

Bjorkenheim / Parker / Drake: dmg @ the stone December 26, 2006 Bjorkenheim / Parker / Drake:
dmg @ the stone December 26, 2006

(DMG ARC -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Scorch Trio's guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim in a live trio with William Parker and Hamid Drake at the Stone in NYC, two incredible sets, the best of which are captured on this CD.

Bjorkenheim, Raoul / Bill Laswell / Morgan Agren: Blixt Bjorkenheim, Raoul / Bill Laswell / Morgan Agren:
Blixt

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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The 1st release by the power trio of bassist Bill Laswell, drummer Morgan Agren, and guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim, with shades of Hendrix, Guru Guru, and Massacre, muscular electric improv for the 21st century.

Bjorkenheim, Raoul / eCsTaSy: Out Of The Blue Bjorkenheim, Raoul / eCsTaSy:
Out Of The Blue

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Ecstatic modern improvised music from electric guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheims quartet with drummer Markku Ounaskari, bassist Jori Huhtala, and saxophonist Pauli Lyytinen, in their second album blending complex time signatures with beautiful sonic environments.

Bjorkenheim, Raoul / eCsTaSy: eCsTaSy Bjorkenheim, Raoul / eCsTaSy:
eCsTaSy

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Finnish guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim in his 4th Cuneiform release of intense electric jazz with young Finnish players Pauli Lyytinen (saxophones), Jori Huhtala (contrabass) and Markku Ounaskari (drums), forceful music that transports the listener with power and form.

Black / Dunn / Noriega / Speed: Endangered Blood Black / Dunn / Noriega / Speed:
Endangered Blood

(Skirl -- USA )

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The acoustic quartet of NY improvisers drummer Jim Black, bassist Trevor Dunn, and saxophonists Oscar Noriega and Chris Speed, pushing the jazz genre while powered by tradition.

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.

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: s/t Blacksheep:
s/t

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

Price: $18.00    

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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 & Anthony Braxton: A Memory Of Vienna Blake, Ran & Anthony Braxton:
A Memory Of Vienna

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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In 1988, on the spur of the moment, Blake and Braxton met to record this set of 8 standards, including pieces by Monk, Parker, Gillespie, Miles Davis, Mal Waldron, &c.

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 with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy: That Certain Feeling Blake, Ran with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy:
That Certain Feeling

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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2010 master of this 1990 classic, not your average book of standards, pianist Blake takes an unusual and broad take on Gershwin with the help of saxophonists Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy.

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.

Blancarte, Tom / Peter Evans / Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen / Dan Peck: The Gauntlet of Mehen Blancarte, Tom / Peter Evans / Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen / Dan Peck:
The Gauntlet of Mehen

(Destiny Records -- USA )

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The quartet of bassist Tom Blancarte and saxophonist/vocalist Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen (The Home of Easy Credit), Dan Peck on tuba (The Gate, also with Blancarte) and trumpeter Peter Evans, for an album inspired by the collaborative gameplay of the classic arcade game, Gauntlet.

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 -- Great Britain )

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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 / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette Bley / Koglmann / Peacock:
Annette

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.

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.

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

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $18.45    

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $10.00    

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

Blonk, Jaap: 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.

Bloodcount: Seconds Bloodcount:
Seconds

(Screwgun -- USA )

Price: $29.95    

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

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

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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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.

Belogenis, Louie: Blue Buddha Belogenis, Louie:
Blue Buddha

(Tzadik -- USA )

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

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

(Rossbin -- Italy )

Price: $18.95    

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

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

Price: $53.00    

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

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

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

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

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

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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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 )

Price: $13.95    

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

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 )

Price: $9.95    

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"Adam Bohman, known for his work with the free improvising band Morphogenesis and his participation with the London Improvisers Orchestra, here teams with his brother Jonathan in a series of pieces ranging from spare and spiky to richly...

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

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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

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

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.20    

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

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $12.00    

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

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

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $21.95    

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

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

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

Price: $17.95    

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

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

(Victo -- Canada )

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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.



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