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Brennan / Cline / Patumi / Theissing / Voirol: Shooting Stars & Traffic Lights Brennan / Cline / Patumi / Theissing / Voirol:
Shooting Stars & Traffic Lights

(LEO -- Great Britain )

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Brennan / Doran / Amstad / Heral: Triangulation - Whirligigs Brennan / Doran / Amstad / Heral:
Triangulation - Whirligigs

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Groove-based improvisations from keyboardist Brennan, percussionist Heral, guitarist Doran, and vocalist Amstad, an inspired record influenced by a confluence of world influences.

Brennan, John Wolf / Tony Majdalani / Marco Jencarelli: Pilgrims Brennan, John Wolf / Tony Majdalani / Marco Jencarelli:
Pilgrims

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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John Wolf Brennan, Marco Jencarelli, and Tony Majdalani in a musical trip reflecting a spiritual journey through sound and unusual instrumentation, with an extensive and insightful 17 page booklet to guide the listener.

Breschand, Helene & Sylvain Kassap: Double-Peine Breschand, Helene & Sylvain Kassap:
Double-Peine

(D'Autres Cordes -- France )

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Harp machinist Breschand and clarinetist Kassap meet with their respective instruments, voices, machines and toys to create a convoluted and extraordinary sound world.

Broo, Magnus / Nilssen-Love, Paal: Game Broo, Magnus / Nilssen-Love, Paal:
Game

(PNL -- Norway )

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Versatile and prolific drummer Paal Nilssen-Love's 3rd release on his PNL label is a duo with trumpeter Broo Magnus, 6 extended and dynamic improvisations.

Broo, Magnus : Swedish Wood Broo, Magnus :
Swedish Wood

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Swedish trumpeter Magnus Broo (Atomic, Ken Vandermark, &c. &c.) in his new group with Torbjorn Zetterberg, Joe Williamson and Hakon Maset Johansen, 8 original creative compositions.

Broo, Magnus Quartet: Painbody Broo, Magnus Quartet:
Painbody

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Trumpeter Magnus Broo's creative quartet in a set of original compositions that pay homage to Don Cherry while presenting their own forward pointing and impressive music.

Brotzmann / Adasiewicz / Edwards / Noble: Mental Shake Brotzmann / Adasiewicz / Edwards / Noble:
Mental Shake

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )

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A return to the group that kick-started Otoroku - the veteran German reedsman and free jazz pioneer Peter Brotzmann with the long-running London bass/drums partnership of John Edwards and Steve Noble, recording at the last set of a two-day residency at Cafe OTO in 2013.

Brotzmann / Edwards / Noble: Soulfood Available Brotzmann / Edwards / Noble:
Soulfood Available

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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For their 3rd album together, the trio of saxophonist Peter Brotzmann, bassist John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble are caught live at the 2013 Ljubljana Jazz Festival for three blistering works of free improvisation.

Brotzmann / McPhee / Kessler / Zerang: Tales Out Of Time Brotzmann / McPhee / Kessler / Zerang:
Tales Out Of Time

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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A much-needed reissue of the 2002 release from the quartet of Peter Brotzmann (reeds), Joe McPhee (sax, pocket cornet, trumpet), Kent Kessler (double bass) and Michael Zerang (drums & percussion) recording in the studio for incredible free improvisation from four titans.

Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, Peter: American Landscapes 1 Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, Peter:
American Landscapes 1

(Okka -- USA )

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Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, Peter: American Landscapes 2 Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, Peter:
American Landscapes 2

(Okka -- USA )

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Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, Peter: Signs Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, Peter:
Signs

(Okka -- USA )

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Brotzmann Trio, Peter: For Adolphe Sax [VINYL] Brotzmann Trio, Peter:
For Adolphe Sax [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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Reissuing Peter Brotzmann's first album from 1967 on his own BRO label (subsequently reissued by FMP in 1972) in a trio with German bassist Peter Kowald and drummer Sven Ake Johansson.

Brotzmann, Peter / Harry Miller / Louis Moholo: Opened, But Hardly Touched [VINYL 2 LPs] Brotzmann, Peter / Harry Miller / Louis Moholo:
Opened, But Hardly Touched [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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Reissue of the superb 1981 FMP album from the trio of Peter Brotzmann on sax and clarinet, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo-Moholo on drums, recording live in Berlin in 1980.

Brotzmann, Peter / Sonny Sharrock: Whatthefuckdoyouwant Brotzmann, Peter / Sonny Sharrock:
Whatthefuckdoyouwant

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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A 1987 performance between legendary German free-jazz saxophonist/clarinetist Peter Brotzmann and the late legendary American free-jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock performing live at Jamkulturfabrik in Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg.

Brotzmann, Peter: Solo + Trio Roma [2 CDs] Brotzmann, Peter:
Solo + Trio Roma [2 CDs]

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Victoriaville celebrated European Free Jazz legend Peter Brotzmann's 70th birthday by presenting two concerts: one solo, and one with the amazing Trio Roma of Massimo Pupillo and Paal Nilssen-Love, both presented on this essential 2 CD release.

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, 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 / Diaz-Infante / Shiruba / Stackpole: Grand Mal Bruckmann / Diaz-Infante / Shiruba / Stackpole:
Grand Mal

(pax -- USA )

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Bay Area free improvisers Ernesto Diaz-Infante (acoustic guitar), John Shiurba (electric guitar), Karen Stackpole (percussion) and Kyle Bruckman (oboe, english horn & suona), crossing acoustic and electronic boundaries in unpredictable improvised collective compositions.

Bruckmann / Rosenberg / Zerang: Six Synaptics Bruckmann / Rosenberg / Zerang:
Six Synaptics

(Ertia Creations / Barely Auditable Records -- USA )

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The trio of Kyle Bruckmann, setting his oboe aside for minimoog; Scott Rosenberg on sax and winds; and Michael Zerang on percussion, in an unusual and unpredictable release of electroacoustic improvisation that amuses as much as it impresses.

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.

Bruire: L'ame de l'objet Bruire:
L'ame de l'objet

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Nine pieces recorded live over the course of three days by a quintet of artists and composers (Derome, Boisvert, Fradette, Tetreault).

Bruire; Michel F Cote: Les Fleurs de Léo Bruire; Michel F Cote:
Les Fleurs de Léo

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Thirteen new compositions by Michel F Cote that are tightly linked together by a poetic text, with Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Claude Lamothe, Robert Marcel Lepage, Rene Lussier, Ikue Mori, and Claude St-Jean.

Bryan and the Haggards: Pretend It's the End Of the World Bryan and the Haggards:
Pretend It's the End Of the World

(Hot Cup Records -- USA )

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New York's most decorated avant-country instrumental Merle Haggard cover band featuring Bryan Murray and Jon lrabagon on sax, Jon Lundbom on guitar, Moppa Elliott on bass and Danny Flscher on drums.

Bryan and the Haggards: Still Alive and Kickin' Down the Walls <i>[Used Item]</i> Bryan and the Haggards:
Still Alive and Kickin' Down the Walls [Used Item]

(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.

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.

Buckminster: (Henkel / Morgan / Hanson) Buckminster:
(Henkel / Morgan / Hanson)

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

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The Brooklyn trio of Buckminster - Brad Henkel (trumpet), Nathaniel Morgan (alto sax) and Peter Hanson (reeds & winds) - in a superbly charming release of improvisation, spoken dialog, and quirky discourse.

Buckner, Thomas / Joelle Leandre / Nicole Mitchell : Flowing Stream Buckner, Thomas / Joelle Leandre / Nicole Mitchell :
Flowing Stream

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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After performing live at New York's Vision Festival in 2012, the trio of Thomas Buckner (voice), Joelle Leandre (bass) and Nicole Mitchell (flute) recorded this studio album of free improvisations in a free-flowing exchange of ideas and adroit improvisation.

Bukelman, Ido  / Nadav Masel: Ground Birds Bukelman, Ido / Nadav Masel:
Ground Birds

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

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Berlin double bassist Nadav Masel and Israeli guitarist Ido Bukelman performing on banjo, acoustic guitar & bells, in live recordings at Barbur gallery in Jerusalem, Israel in 2013 for 5 free works of flight, which they describe as "Improvisational Pieces for Meditations".

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.

Bull, Katie: Freak Miracle Bull, Katie:
Freak Miracle

(Innova -- USA )

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NY Jazz vocalist Katie Bull, singing swing, bop, bossa, and completely abstract forms with a great group including Joe Fonda (bas), Harvey Sorgen (drums), Jeff Lederer (reeds), Frank Kimbrough (piano) and Landon Knoblock (fender).

Burk Trio, Greg: Path Here Burk Trio, Greg:
Path Here

(482 Music -- USA )

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Rome-based pianist Greg Burke in his 5th 482 Music release with Jonathan Robinson on bass and thumb piano and Gerald Cleaver on drums, a beautiful jazz trio album with delightfully innovative and catchy compositions.

Burk, Greg: Many Worlds Burk, Greg:
Many Worlds

(482 Music -- USA )

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Pianist Burk's 4th release on 482 in a quartet with Henry Cook on woodwinds, bassist Ron Seguin and drummer Michel Lambert in a disc of exotic beauty and timbral intrigue.

Burn / Coxhill / Edwards / Minton / Russell: Mopomoso Solos 2002 Burn / Coxhill / Edwards / Minton / Russell:
Mopomoso Solos 2002

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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A concert featuring exceptional unaccompanied solo improvisations by John Russell (guitar), Phil Minton (voice), John Edwards (double bass), Lol Coxhill (saxophone) and Chris Burn (piano, percussion) followed by an impromptu performance as a quintet.

Burn / Thomas / Fell: The Middle Distance Burn / Thomas / Fell:
The Middle Distance

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Unconvention improvisation fueled by the influence of contempary compositions from bassist Simon H. Fell, pianist Philip Thomas, and prepared pianist Chris Burn.

Burrell, Dave / Steve Swell: Turning Point Burrell, Dave / Steve Swell:
Turning Point

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The 3rd in a series of 5 suites from pianist Dave Burrell commemorating the people and events of the American Civil War, a mature and passionate work performed in a duo with NY trombonist Steve Swell, performed live at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia.

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.

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 / Hemingway: Buffalo Pearl Butcher / Hemingway:
Buffalo Pearl

(Auricle -- USA )

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Percussionist Hemingway with John Butcher on tenor and soprano sax performing live in 2005, demonstrating their extended language in a brilliant and eccentric dialog.

Butcher, John & Mark Sanders: Daylight Butcher, John & Mark Sanders:
Daylight

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Percussionist Mark Sanders and saxophonist John Butcher in recordings from two concerts: the 2010 Freedom of the City festival in London, and a year later at Southampton University; exceptionally expressive and technically unique playing.

Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell: Membrane Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell:
Membrane

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Mysteriously dark electroacoustic improv from the adept trio of John Butcher on acoustic and amplified saxophones, Burkhard Beins on amplified bass drum and electronics, and Mark Wastell on amplified 32" paiste tam-tam, slowly evolving, rich environments in sound.

Butcher, John / John Edwards: Optic Butcher, John / John Edwards:
Optic

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Butcher, John / Gino Robair / Matthew Sperry: 12 Milagritos Butcher, John / Gino Robair / Matthew Sperry:
12 Milagritos

(Spool -- Canada )

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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 / Phil Durrant / John Russell: The Scenic Route Butcher, John / Phil Durrant / John Russell:
The Scenic Route

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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1999 release of the trio of John Butcher on soprano & tenor sax, Phil Durrant on violin, and John Russell on guitar, meticulous improvisation using outrageous technique, "unorthodox thematic development and off-center interplay which at times is odd and surreal".

Butcher, John / Rhodri Davies: Carliol Butcher, John / Rhodri Davies:
Carliol

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Dark and beautiful improvisation from saxophonist and electronics artist John Butcher and harpist Rhodri Davies, an incredible display of timbre, technique, and pacing.

Butcher, John : Invisible Ear Butcher, John :
Invisible Ear

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

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Saxophonist John Butcher in a release of solo and multitrack recordings using close-miking, amplification, room resonance, and feedback saxes, creating unusual & fascinating experiments.

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

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Butcher, John: Bell Trove Spools Butcher, John:
Bell Trove Spools

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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UK saxophone phenomenon John Butcher in 10 live solo recordings using the unique sonic environments of Richmond Hall, a Houston art gallery that has been compared to a bowling alley, and Issue Project Room's high-ceilinged marble room in Brooklyn, NY.

Butcher, John: Music on Seven Occasions Butcher, John:
Music on Seven Occasions

(Meniscus -- USA )

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Solo and duo improvisations with Butcher joined by Gino Robair, Alexander Frangenheim, Veryan Weston, Thomas Lehn, John Corbett, Jeb Bishop, Terri Kapsalis, Fred Lomberg-Holm and Michael Zerang.

Butcher, John: The Geometry of Sentiment Butcher, John:
The Geometry of Sentiment

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Sonic experiments and solo improvisations on tenor and soprano with 2 pieces using amplified feedback, and 1 piece dedicated to Derek Bailey.

Butcher, John: Vortices & Angels Butcher, John:
Vortices & Angels

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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"Two very different duo concert performances both featuring saxophonist John Butcher: the first (38 minutes) at the Vortex with electric guitarist Derek Bailey; the second (25 minutes) in All Angels Church with harpist Rhodri Davies."-Em...

Buttercup Metal Polish: 50 Ballets Buttercup Metal Polish:
50 Ballets

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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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.



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