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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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.

Borbetomagus: Black Album Borbetomagus:
Black Album

(Agaric -- USA )

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The Borbetomagus trio of Jim Sauter (sax), Don Dietrich (reeds) and Donald Miller (guitar) in a 1982 release on their own Agaric label, high volume jazz compiled from concerts in 1979 and 1981.

Borbetomagus: Experience the Magic Borbetomagus:
Experience the Magic

(Agaric -- USA )

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Saxophonists Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich and guitarist Donald Miller in a 1994 release, two long tracks of extreme and alarming improvisational noise as only Borbetogmagus can create.

Borbetomagus: Seven Reasons for Tears Borbetomagus:
Seven Reasons for Tears

(Agaric -- USA )

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The unique voice of the Borbetomagus quartet recording in NYC in 1987, dark and beautiful improvisation that takes freedom to a unique level of squealing skronky feverish overtones and exhilaration.

Borbetomagus: Trente Belles Annees Borbetomagus:
Trente Belles Annees

(Agaric -- USA )

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Live recordings from Instants Chavires in Montreuil, France as the final concert of the Borbetomagus 2009 tour, a blistering 46 minute improvisation celebrating 30 years of this groundbreaking noise jazz trio's work.

Borbetomagus: White Album Borbetomagus:
White Album

(Agaric -- USA )

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The first Borbetomagus, an unprecedented release of extreme free/punk improvisation and sound from the trio of Jim Sauter (reeds), Don Dietrich (reeds) and Donald Miller (guitar).

Borbetomagus: Zurich Borbetomagus:
Zurich

(Agaric -- USA )

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First reissue of this 1986 Agaric label LP release presenting the Borbetomagus trio of saxophonists Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich with guitarist Donald Miller performing their cathartic form of free improvisation live in Zurich, Switzerland.

Boredoms: Super Roots 8 [EP] Boredoms:
Super Roots 8 [EP]

(Vice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Borgmann, Thomas / Wilber Morris / Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet [VINYL 2 LPs] Borgmann, Thomas / Wilber Morris / Reggie Nicholson:
Nasty & Sweet [VINYL 2 LPs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Very limited 2 LP release of the trio of Thomas Borgmann (reeds), Wilber Morris (bass) and Reggie Nicholson (drums) performing live at the Tampere Jazz Festival in 1999, plus one track from St. Ingbert in 1998.

Borisov, Alexei / Olga Nosova / Dave Phillips: Borinosophil Borisov, Alexei / Olga Nosova / Dave Phillips:
Borinosophil

(Monotype -- Poland )

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Russian industrial/electronic/free improv artists Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova in a trio with Swiss experimenter Dave Phillips in works that pass from transcendental to insanely complex and halucinatory - play loud!

Bosetti / Doneda / Rainey: Places dans l'air Bosetti / Doneda / Rainey:
Places dans l'air

(Potlatch -- France )

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A long continuous work from this trio of soprano saxophonist, free improvisation using extended techniques and unusual approaches to the instrument.

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: A Heart That Responds From Schooling Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams:
A Heart That Responds From Schooling

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )

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The 2nd release from Italian composer/performer Alessandro Bosetti and Australian pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks), a very intimate album of sonic explorations that spans improvised fragments and original renditions of compositions like Steve Lacy's "Esteem" with Bosetti's lyrics.

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: We Who Had Left Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams:
We Who Had Left

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Necks pianist Chris Abrahams teams up with electronic artist and sound poet Alessandro Bosetti for 6 introspective and mysterious tracks that mix Necks-like playing with ambient electronics and curious monologs, plus one waltz.

Boubaker / Rodrigues / Moimem: Le Beau Deviant Boubaker / Rodrigues / Moimem:
Le Beau Deviant

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Deviant beauty from the trio of Heddy Boubaker (sax), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola) and Abdul Moimeme (prepared electric guitar), dark and sinister improv using extended techniques and a quietly turbulent approach.

Boubaker, Heddy: Lack of Conversation Boubaker, Heddy:
Lack of Conversation

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra: split [CASSETTE with download code] Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra:
split [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.16

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A split tape, side A is the Bouchons D'Oreilles duo of Lukasz Kacperczyk (synth) and Mateusz Wysocki (laptop) focusing on improvisation through electronics; side B is the Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra which includes Kacperczyk, focusing on instant composition.

Bourgeois, Andre & Chris Dadge: Spaces Are The Place Bourgeois, Andre & Chris Dadge:
Spaces Are The Place

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Chris Dadge (drums, percussion) and Andre Bourgeois (saxophones) play two sets of mostly straightforward free jazz with reasonably fixed outlines throughout the structure of each piece.

Bourque / Mailloux / Tabassian: Bomata Bourque / Mailloux / Tabassian:
Bomata

(Malasartes -- Canada )

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Subtle exploration of the jazz trio from this Montreal based group whose music is driven by Middle Eastern influences melodies and the exotic percussive work of Ziya Tabassian.

Bowie, Lester: All The Numbers (2 CDs) Bowie, Lester:
All The Numbers (2 CDs)

(NESSA -- USA )

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The 1967 sessions that led to the formation of the Art Emsenble of Chicago, originally released as a single LP; trio and quartet session with foresight and vision.

Box Cutter (Grdina / Houle / Silins / Leowen): Unlearn Box Cutter (Grdina / Houle / Silins / Leowen):
Unlearn

(Spool -- Canada )

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Edge of your seat improv from this Vancouver quartet, cutting through genres and styles in a joyful mix of new and old jazz styles that mix mystery and complexity in amazing ways.

Boxhead Ensemble: La Hora Magica [CASSETTE with download code] Boxhead Ensemble:
La Hora Magica [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A soundtrack of sorts, organized from improvised recordings between Boxhead Ensemble leader Michael Krassner and Adam Busch (Manishevitz, Sonoi) and Wil Hendricks (Califone, Simon Joyner, Lofty Pillars, etc), creative and immersive music to get lost in.

Brackeen, Charles Quartet: Attainment Brackeen, Charles Quartet:
Attainment

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

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Undersung tenor saxophonist Charles Brackeen's quartet plus one with Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille, Olu Dara and Dennis Gonzalez recorded in 1987.

Bradford / Dresser / Ferris: Live in LA Bradford / Dresser / Ferris:
Live in LA

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Performing together since the late 70s, this is the first recorded documentation of West Coast trumpeter Bobby Bradford, NY bassist Mark Dresser, and trombonist Glenn Ferris.

Bradford / Gjerstad / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love: Reknes Bradford / Gjerstad / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love:
Reknes

(Circulasione -- Norway )

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This impressive quartet was recorded live at the Molde International Jazz Festival in 2008, performing four extended improvisations of melodic and embraceable free jazz.

Bradford / Gjerstad / Nilssen-Love: Dragon Bradford / Gjerstad / Nilssen-Love:
Dragon

(PNL -- Norway )

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Legendary West Coast cornetist Bobby Bradford meets two Norwegians, drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and multi-reedist Frode Gjerstad, for a live performance at Klub Dragon in Poland.

Bradford, Bobby / Tom Heasley / Ken Rosser: Varistar Bradford, Bobby / Tom Heasley / Ken Rosser:
Varistar

(Full Bleed Music -- USA )

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1999 recordings from the trio of cornetist Bobby Bradford, Tuba player Tom Heasley and guitarist Ken Rosser, bridging chamber and free jazz with a unique orchestration.

Bradford, Bobby Quartet / John Carter: Seeking Bradford, Bobby Quartet / John Carter:
Seeking

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad Quartet: Silver Cornet Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad Quartet:
Silver Cornet

(NESSA -- USA )

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The last stop on the North American tour of The Bradford/Gjerstad Quartet (Bobby Bradford-cornet; Frode Gjerstad-alto sax & clarinet; Ingetbrigt Haker Flaten-bass; Frank Rosaly-drums), bridging generations through tremendous free improvisation.

Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad Quartet: The Delaware River [VINYL] Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad Quartet:
The Delaware River [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The longstanding collaboration of cornetist Bobby Bradford and reedist Frode Gjerstad (together since '86) with bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums, recording at Philadelphia Art Alliance in 2014, a powerful lineup of modern free players.

Bradford, Bobby / John Carter Quintet: No U Turn, Live in Pasadena 1975 Bradford, Bobby / John Carter Quintet:
No U Turn, Live in Pasadena 1975

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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The Bobby Bradford & John Carter Quintet captured in performance in 1975, the earliest known recording of this configuration live from their 70s period in Los Angeles, playing amazing free jazz with Stanley Carter and Roberto Mirando on bass, and William Jeffrey on drums.

Bradford, Bobby / Stevens, John / SME: And Spontaneous Music Ensemble  [2 CDs] Bradford, Bobby / Stevens, John / SME:
And Spontaneous Music Ensemble [2 CDs]

(NESSA -- USA )

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Double CD reissue of Bobby Bradford with John Steven's SME including Trevor Watts and Julie Tippetts in 4 extended pieces of swinging and challenging improvisation.

Bradford, Bobby-John Carter Quintet: Comin' On Bradford, Bobby-John Carter Quintet:
Comin' On

(hatOLOGY -- Switzerland )

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Clarinetist John Carter and cornetist Bobby Bradford in a reissue of their 1991 HatArt release with bassist Richard Davis, drummer Andrew Cyrille, and Don Preston on keys, unusual jazz that stands the test of time.

Bradford, Bobby: Love's Dream Bradford, Bobby:
Love's Dream

(EMANEM -- Great Britain )

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Brady, Tim / Bradyworks: 24 Frames - Scatter [2 CDs] Brady, Tim / Bradyworks:
24 Frames - Scatter [2 CDs]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Montreal creative guitarist Tim Brady and his Bradyworks (Lori Freedman, Karen Young, &c) performing 6 duos for electric guitar with other instruments, and 12 compositions for electric guitar (with and without effects pedals).

Brady, Tim : Topology: Scat Brady, Tim :
Topology: Scat

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Tim Brady in an extraordinary collaboration mixing his rhythmic, jazz-influenced chamber music with Australia's dynamic and virtuosic Topology ensemble.

Brady, Tim: 24 Frames - Scatter [2 CDs] + Trance [CD + DVD] Brady, Tim:
24 Frames - Scatter [2 CDs] + Trance [CD + DVD]

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )

Price: $26.95

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Putting together two releases from Montreal guitarist and composer Tim Brady's "24 Frames" project: "Trance" (CD + DVD) and "Scatter" (2 CDs), performed solo and with his Bradyworks ensemble.

Brady, Tim: 24 Frames - Trance [CD & DVD] Brady, Tim:
24 Frames - Trance [CD & DVD]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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CD & DVD of Tim Brady's first installment in a triptych documenting a series of 24 pieces for guitar, here presenting Frames 19-24 for electric guitar, electronics and video.

Braida, Alberto / Giancarlo Locatelli: nel margine <i>[Used Item]</i> Braida, Alberto / Giancarlo Locatelli:
nel margine [Used Item]

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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Tripwire pianist Alberto Braida and clarinetist Giancarlo Locatelli in an album of duos reflecting the modern dialog and creative ideas that only a long partnership such as theirs enables.

Braida, Alberto / Wilbert de Joode: Reg Erg Braida, Alberto / Wilbert de Joode:
Reg Erg

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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Italian pianist Alberto Braida in a duo with Netherlands bassist Wilbert de Joode, a set of freely improvised works of intense dialog both technical and sensitive, with a playful give and take that incorporates magnificent use of both players instruments.

Braida, Alberto: Talus Braida, Alberto:
Talus

(Nuscope -- USA )

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Improvising pianist Alberto Braida combines the styles of jazz, 20th Century music, and European piano improvisation to create his own unique method of piano playing.

Branche / Chrysakis / Soloveitzik / O'Sullivan / Vidal / Wigens: Magnetic River Branche / Chrysakis / Soloveitzik / O'Sullivan / Vidal / Wigens:
Magnetic River

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

Price: $15.95

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Electroacoustic improvisation with unusual techniques from the sextet of saxophonist Sebastian Branche, laptop electronicist Thanos Chrysakis, saxophonist Tom Soloeitzik, guitarist James O'Sullivan, saxophonist Artut Vidal and clarinetist Jery Wigens.

Brand / Perkis / Robair / Shiurba / Sperry: Supermodel Supermodel Brand / Perkis / Robair / Shiurba / Sperry:
Supermodel Supermodel

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.36

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Trombonist Gail Brand plays as part of a duo, trio, quartet and quintet in 13 improvised pieces that were recorded during three visits to San Francisco.

Brand, Gail & Morgan Guberman: Ballgames & Crazy Brand, Gail & Morgan Guberman:
Ballgames & Crazy

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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The duo of trombonist Gail Brand and vocalist Morgan Guberman in a studio recording of creative improvisations.

Brassier, Ray & Mattin: Unfree Improvisation/Compulsive Freedom Brassier, Ray & Mattin:
Unfree Improvisation/Compulsive Freedom

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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A sound work about freedom, choice and politics, performed at Arika's Festival Episode 4 "Freedom is a Constant Struggle" in Glasgow, 2013, from the duo of Mattin (computer and feedback) and written with Lebanese philosopher Ray Brassier.

Braxton / Brenders: Toronto Duets 2007 [2 CDs] Braxton / Brenders:
Toronto Duets 2007 [2 CDs]

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $22.95

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Legendary saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton releases the first saxophone duet recording of two ghost trance compositions performed with reed player Kyle Brenders.

Braxton, Anthony, Graves, Milford & Parker, William: Beyond Quantum Braxton, Anthony, Graves, Milford & Parker, William:
Beyond Quantum

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Three of the most important virtuoso instrumentalists in improvisation in an historic and intense musical meeting, recorded and mixed by Bill Laswell.

Braxton Ninetet, Anthony: Yoshi's 1997 Vol. 4 Braxton Ninetet, Anthony:
Yoshi's 1997 Vol. 4

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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The 4th double CD documenting the legendary five-day residence of Anthony Braxton's ninetet at Yoshi's in 1997 performing Compositions 213 & 214.

Braxton Trio, Anthony: Trio (Glasgow) 2005 Braxton Trio, Anthony:
Trio (Glasgow) 2005

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Double CD of two extended Braxton compositions performed in trio with Taylor Ho Bynum and Tom Crean, recorded at the Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Art in 2005.

Braxton,  Anthony Quartet (Moscow) 2008: Composition 367b Braxton, Anthony Quartet (Moscow) 2008:
Composition 367b

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Braxton's with Taylor Ho Bynum, Mary Halvorson and Katherine Young performing at the DOM in Moscow, incredible and unusual music from his "Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet".

Braxton, Anthony & John Mcdonough: 6 Duos (Wesleyan) 2006 Braxton, Anthony & John Mcdonough:
6 Duos (Wesleyan) 2006

(NESSA -- USA )

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Legendary saxophonist Anthony Braxton met trumpeter John McDonough at Wesleyan University in 2006 to record these original compositions, plus a march by John Philip Sousa.



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