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Dynamite Club: Fusion Era Dynamite Club:
Fusion Era

(Caminante -- USA )

Price: $9.00    

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Tense, bizarre and superb action-packed tracks from the NY improvising hardcore band of Mike Pride (drums), Evan Lipson (bass), Jesse Krackow (bass, vocals) and Kentaro Saito (guitar, vocals).

Dynamite Club: it's deeper than most people actually think Dynamite Club:
it's deeper than most people actually think

(Funhole Records -- USA )

Price: $8.00    

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A cross of Tokyo and NY rock scenes, Dynamite Club is led by vocalist Kentaro Saito and drummer Mike Pride, in their 2nd release with help from Nate Wooley, Aaron Ali Shaikh, &c.

Eisenstadt, Harris: September, Canada Day IV Eisenstadt, Harris:
September, Canada Day IV

(Songlines -- USA )

Price: $9.12    

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Drummer Harris Eisenstadt continues his excellent NY quintet with Nate Wooley, Matt Bauder, Chris Dingman, and new bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, through 7 original compositions of lyrical modern jazz that leaves room for open-ended and extraordinary soloing.

Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser): Golden State II Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser):
Golden State II

(Songlines -- USA )

Price: $9.21    

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Live recordings at the 2014 Vancouver International Jazz Festival from drummer Harris Eisenstadt's excellent and lyrical Golden State chamber jazz ensemble, here as a quartet with Michael Moore on clarinet, Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, and Mark Dresser on bass.

EKE: Live at The BIM EKE:
Live at The BIM

(Red Note -- Netherlands )

Price: $11.09    

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A versatile trio of extreme improvisers using a modern approach that brings sax, drums, percussion and electronics together in a sharp and dynamic language, here performing live at Bimhuis.

Empty Cage Quartet (Mears / Tiner / Kikuchi / Johnson): Live At The Sanctuary [DVD] Empty Cage Quartet (Mears / Tiner / Kikuchi / Johnson):
Live At The Sanctuary [DVD]

(MediaSanctuary -- USA )

Price: $10.47    

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West Coast's Empty Cage Quartet in a set that creatively mixes a diverse set of influences into a music that's been likened to "urban folk music of the future".

En (Pal Toth) / Quentin Rollet / Zsolt Sores: Paw Music En (Pal Toth) / Quentin Rollet / Zsolt Sores:
Paw Music

(Hermes Discorbie -- Hungary )

Price: $7.50    

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The Paw Music trio bring together electronics and free improvisation in powerful electroacoustic spaces of transformative sound that embraces and resists chaotic variability.

eRikm / Tetreault / Yoshihide: Trace Cuts eRikm / Tetreault / Yoshihide:
Trace Cuts

(Musica Genera -- Poland )

Price: $16.95    

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Evans, Michael / Arnal, Jeff: MEJA Evans, Michael / Arnal, Jeff:
MEJA

(C3R -- Canada )

Price: $12.95    

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Ex, The & Brass Unbound: Enormous Door Ex, The & Brass Unbound:
Enormous Door

(Fishtank/Konkurrent -- Netherlands )

Price: $13.95    

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The Ex join with European and Chicago jazz artists Mats Gustafsson (saxophone), Ken Vandermark (sax), Wolter Wierbos (trombone) and Roy Paci (trumpet) for a hard-hitting album that fuses rock, improvisation, and African rhythms.

Flaten, Ingebrigt Haker: Birds Flaten, Ingebrigt Haker:
Birds

(Tektite -- Norway )

Price: $10.00    

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Tektite is European improvising bassist Inegbrigt Haker Flaten's new label to release solo and ensemble work; "Birds" presents 5 solo recordings from Grand Sport Studio in Oslo and one live from The Hideout in Chicago.

Fonda/Stevens Group Trio + 2, The: Live in Katowice Fonda/Stevens Group Trio + 2, The:
Live in Katowice

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $15.00    

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Bassist Joe Fonda and pianist Michael Jefry Steven took their group to Poland in 2009, inviting saxophonists Ireneusz Wojtczak and Maciej Obara to perform these original pieces live at the Jazz Club Hipnoza.

Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley: Third [VINYL] Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley:
Third [VINYL]

(Rekem Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.00    

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The 3rd collaboration between guitarist Chris Forsyth and trumpeter Nate Wooley following "The Duchess of Oysterville" and "Chocolate Monk", here recording live in concert in Philadelphia for the two part "Evening Rage", creating rich sonic palettes of unexpected sound.

Foschia / Irmer / Wissel / Goyvaerts: Canaries On the Pole Foschia / Irmer / Wissel / Goyvaerts:
Canaries On the Pole

(Free Elephant -- Germany )

Price: $18.95    

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Free Dot: Cotardo / Pacciolla: Ariband Free Dot: Cotardo / Pacciolla:
Ariband

(Slam -- Great Britain )

Price: $6.35    

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The Italian Free Dot duo of Cotardo and Pacciolla describe their music as free from definitions of pre-established limits in which jazz, Indian and Persian music converge creating an original sound.

Friedl, Heribert: Back_Forward Friedl, Heribert:
Back_Forward

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

Price: $12.00    

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Frith, Fred / Humbert, Nicolas / Penzel, Werner: Step Across the Border (DVD) [DVD] Frith, Fred / Humbert, Nicolas / Penzel, Werner:
Step Across the Border (DVD) [DVD]

(Winter & Winter -- Germany )

Price: $29.95    

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Full Blast: Black Hole Full Blast:
Black Hole

(Atavistic -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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Peter Brotzmann's powerhouse trio with Mario Piakas and Michael Wertmueller, bringing Machine Gun visceral intensity into free improv that's not for the faint of heart!

Ganelin, Slava  / Volkov, Vladimir: Ne Slyshno Ganelin, Slava / Volkov, Vladimir:
Ne Slyshno

(Auris Media -- Russia )

Price: $13.95    

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Composer and pianist Slava Ganelin meets Russian double bass player Vladimir Volkov for a surprising and impulsive release of spontaneous studio improvisations.

Garet, Richard: Intrinsic Motion Garet, Richard:
Intrinsic Motion

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

Price: $13.63    

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Gate, The (feat Tim Dahl / Nate Wooley): Stench [VINYL] Gate, The (feat Tim Dahl / Nate Wooley):
Stench [VINYL]

(Smeraldina-Rima -- Belgium )

Price: $22.95    

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Massive, disturbing sound sculptures and forbidding landscapes, just what you'd expect from an album named "Stench" by tuba & amp player Dan Peck's The Gate, with Nate Wooley on trumpet & amp, Tim Dahl & Tom Blancarte on electric bass, and Brian Osborne on percussion.

Gayle, Charles Trio: Look Up Gayle, Charles Trio:
Look Up

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $9.74    

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A vigorous performance by Charles Gayle (saxophone, clarinet, voice), Michael Bisio (bass) and Michael Wimberly (drums) that was recorded live in 1994 and features lively gospel music.

Ghost Trees: Ghost Trees [10" VINYL PICTURE DISC] Ghost Trees:
Ghost Trees [10" VINYL PICTURE DISC]

(Future Recordings -- USA )

Price: $10.36    

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The duo of tenor saxophonist Brent Bagwell (Great Architect) and drummer Seth Nanaa in a 10" seafaring picture disc of 6 free improvisations from scorchers to ballads, a well structured and beautiful release.

Ghost Trees: The New Gravity [VINYL] Ghost Trees:
The New Gravity [VINYL]

(Future Recordings -- USA )

Price: $10.36    

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The 1st proper Ghost Trees full-length release from the duo of Brent Bagwell on tenor sax and Seth Nanaa on drums, presenting 8 songs honed during a year-long, cross-country tour, with the duo in tight communication in restrained and assertive improv with a wide range of influences.

Giallorenzo, Paul Trio featuring Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and Tim Daisy: Pg3 IHF & tD Giallorenzo, Paul Trio featuring Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and Tim Daisy:
Pg3 IHF & tD

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $18.95    

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Chicago-based pianist Paul Giallorenzo trio with fellow Chicago drummer Tim Daisy and Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten performing a set of Giallorenzo compositions that balance melodic and free moments with authoritative playing.

God: Anti-Sex Anti-Wiretapping (made in Taiwan) God:
Anti-Sex Anti-Wiretapping (made in Taiwan)

(Little Enjoyer / Gameboy -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Gravitones: plus Sounding Brass Gravitones:
plus Sounding Brass

(for T -- The Netherlands )

Price: $11.00    

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Great Architect / Moenda: Masters of Magick / The Lorax [7" VINYL SINGLE] Great Architect / Moenda:
Masters of Magick / The Lorax [7" VINYL SINGLE]

(Kinnikinnik -- USA )

Price: $3.30    

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A split 7" 45 with radical sonic experimenting quartet Great Architect with Brent Bagwell from Eastern Seaboard; and polyrhythmic experimenting quartet Moenda.

Greene Trio, Burton: On Tour Greene Trio, Burton:
On Tour

(ESP -- Italy )

Price: $11.50    

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Chicago's pianist Burton Green with his free improvising trio in historic recordings made during his NY tour in 1966.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa + Philip Samartzis: Stray Shafts of Sunlight Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa + Philip Samartzis:
Stray Shafts of Sunlight

(Swarming -- France )

Price: $7.48    

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Using extended saxophone (Guionnet), microphones, prepared recordings & laptop (La Casa) and electronics, field recordings & laptop (Samartzis) this release comprises various live recordings made in 2007 while on tour in France, Germany and Italy.

Gunter, Bernhard / Friedl, Heribert: TRANS~ Gunter, Bernhard / Friedl, Heribert:
TRANS~

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

Price: $13.63    

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Gustafsson, Mats / Yoshimi: Words on the Floor Gustafsson, Mats / Yoshimi:
Words on the Floor

(Smalltown Superjazzz -- Norway )

Price: $16.95    

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Gustafsson on slide saxophone with Yoshimi (OOIOO/Boredoms) from a live show in Sweden, April 2005, a psychedelic drone piece for saxophones and voice.

Haker-Flaten, Ingebrigt Chicago Sextet: Live From Jazzfest Saalfeleden 2011 [VINYL] Haker-Flaten, Ingebrigt Chicago Sextet:
Live From Jazzfest Saalfeleden 2011 [VINYL]

(Tektite -- Norway )

Price: $26.95    

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Live at Jazz Fest Saalfelden from the 3rd version of the international quintet led by Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, with guitarist Jeff Parker, reedist Dave Rempis, vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, violinist Ola Kvernberg, and drummer Frank Rosaly.

Harley, Rufus: Bagpipes of the World Harley, Rufus:
Bagpipes of the World

(Transparency -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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3 CDs from the late bagpiper and multi-instrumentalist Rufus Harley, a frequent Sun Ra compatriot, recording in Paris, in a long radio interview from 1995, and live in Jamaica.

Harth, Alfred: NUN Harth, Alfred:
NUN

(Mother of Pearl -- Korea )

Price: $14.95    

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Hauf / Heather / Siewert / Weber: The Peeled Eye [VINYL with Download Code] Hauf / Heather / Siewert / Weber:
The Peeled Eye [VINYL with Download Code]

(Shameless -- Austria )

Price: $21.95    

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Ominous free jazz from the quartet of Boris Hauf (baritone sax), Martin Siewert (guitar), Christian Weber (electric bass) and Steve Heather (drums), thick and tremendously informed improv with a rock-tilted ear toward the sonic aspects of their instruments.

Hilton, Craig & Tomas Phillips: le gout de neant Hilton, Craig & Tomas Phillips:
le gout de neant

(Absinth Records -- Germany )

Price: $11.64    

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Craig Hilton (guzheng, laptop) and Tomas Phillips (laptop) take a studio recording for solo guzheng and both add layers to and dismantle the piece using a series of low frequencies and isolated microsounds.

Hinds, Killick & Henry Kaiser: Xenosynchronicity II Hinds, Killick & Henry Kaiser:
Xenosynchronicity II

(Self Released -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Appalachian guitarist Killick Hinds reunites with West Coast guitarist Henry Kaiser for their second album of sophisticated string interactions, using vast technical skills and creative intent to present an enjoyable and diverse set of textures and styles.

Hinds, Killick Erik / Stagner, Bob / Palmer, Dennis: A.S.A.P. Wings Hinds, Killick Erik / Stagner, Bob / Palmer, Dennis:
A.S.A.P. Wings

(Shaking Ray Records -- USA )

Price: $5.07    

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Shaking Rays Levis avant improv/rock/indescribable music expands to a trio with the addition of guitarist Killick Erik Hinds and presents seven tracks with a Residents cover!

Hirsch, Shelley & Kazuhisa Uchihashi: DUETS - 10 years after Hirsch, Shelley & Kazuhisa Uchihashi:
DUETS - 10 years after

(Innocent Records -- Japan )

Price: $15.36    

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10 years after their first CD, Japanese improvising guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa met NY free vocalist Shelley Hirsch at Roulette in NYC and at Cafe Oto in London to record these exceptional duets.

Horsthuis, Maurice Jargon: Elastic Jargon Horsthuis, Maurice Jargon:
Elastic Jargon

(DATA -- The Netherlands )

Price: $10.00    

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At its core Jargon mixes strings, electric guitar, violin, cello and double bass, a modern and elastic sound exploring contemporary composed and improvised musics.

Hot Date: S/T [CASSETTE] Hot Date:
S/T [CASSETTE]

(Talking Skull -- USA )

Price: $6.00    

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A cassette release of the NYC duo of guitarist Chris Welcome and upright bassist Shayna Dulberger, both doubling on electronics, exploring new approaches to improvisation in organic and intuitive ways.

Hug, Charlotte / Laplante, Chantale: Brilliant Days Hug, Charlotte / Laplante, Chantale:
Brilliant Days

(For4Ears -- Austria )

Price: $15.00    

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Huijbregts, Nico : Let Me Tell You Huijbregts, Nico :
Let Me Tell You

(IC Disc -- The Netherlands )

Price: $13.38    

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11 beautiful and technically interesting instant compositions improvised on piano by Nico Huijbregts.

Irabagon, Jon with Mike Pride and Mick Barr: I Don't Hear Nothin' but the Blues - Volume 2: Appalach Irabagon, Jon with Mike Pride and Mick Barr:
I Don't Hear Nothin' but the Blues - Volume 2: Appalachian Haze

(Irabbagast Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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The debut of saxophonist Irabagon's "Irabbagast Records" imprint is the followup to his 2009 sax/drum duo "I Don't Hear Nothin' but the Blues", here in a trio with drummer Mike Pride and guitarist Mick Barr.

J Spaceman & Matthew Shipp: SpaceShipp J Spaceman & Matthew Shipp:
SpaceShipp

(Treader -- Great Britain )

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After their successful collaboration at the Patti Smith Meltdown J Spaceman and Matthew Shipp took their golden keyboards to Abbey Road Studios for this studio release.

Janssen, Guus / Bennink, Han: Groet Janssen, Guus / Bennink, Han:
Groet

(DataRecords -- The Netherlands )

Price: $20.95    

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Jealousy Party & Nicolas Wiese: Relative Memory Jealousy Party & Nicolas Wiese:
Relative Memory

(Absinth Records -- Germany )

Price: $11.64    

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The Italian improvising music unit Jealousy Party, known for their spontaneous use of self-recycling through playback devices, is joined by Berlin-based artist and composer Nicolas Wiese in this studio recording.

Jensen, Louise Dam Eckardt: You Look Like Your Mother, Would You Like More Sauce? Jensen, Louise Dam Eckardt:
You Look Like Your Mother, Would You Like More Sauce?

(Peacock -- USA )

Price: $7.00    

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Debut solo saxophone album by the New York based Danish alto saxophonist Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, 13 original pieces that feature straight solo improvisation, lush overdubs and Jensen's unusual vocals.

Jerman, Jeph / Mueller, Jon : Nodes and Anti-Nodes [DVD & mp3] [DVD] Jerman, Jeph / Mueller, Jon :
Nodes and Anti-Nodes [DVD & mp3] [DVD]

(Crouton -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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A DVD and audio file from Jeph Jerman and Jon Mueller, exploring the relationship between visual & sound movement & vibration, both mechanical and natural.

Johnson, Max : Quartet Johnson, Max :
Quartet

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $13.00    

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Bassist Max Johnson's quartet with multi-reedist Mark Whitecage, trombonist Steve Swell and drummer Tyshawn Sorey in an upbeat album of free collective improvisation from the downtown NY scene.

Kallerdahl, Lindah: Gold Kallerdahl, Lindah:
Gold

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $8.73    

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Lindha Kallerdahl, who has worked with Mats Gustavsson, Jim O'Rourke, &c, in her first album of boundary crossing song, alone or with her own keyboard accompaniment.

Karl 2000 Karl 2000:

(K2K -- USA )

Price: $4.00    

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The NY debut of the improvising trio of David Miller (drums), Daniel Rovin (sax) and Austin White (bass) playing a mix of traditional Russian Folk tunes with enthusiasm for Albert Ayler, originals compositions in the vein of Bad Plus, plus a David Cassidy cover.

Kazuhisa, Uchihashi: Flect II Kazuhisa, Uchihashi:
Flect II

(Innocent Records -- Japan )

Price: $21.95    

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Guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa of Altered States fame in his second "Flect" album of solo electronic guitar improvisations recorded in Vienna, New York City, and Tokyo.

Kazuhisa, Uchihashi and Sotoyama Akira: Uchisoto 1 Kazuhisa, Uchihashi and Sotoyama Akira:
Uchisoto 1

(Innocent Records -- Japan )

Price: $16.00    

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Altered States guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa in a set of improvised duos with drummer and percussionist Akira Sotoyama, a frequent player with Otomo, Haco, &c.

Killick: Bull**** Killick:
Bull****

(Solponticello Records -- USA )

Price: $5.07    

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Killick Hinds plays a custom-made 38 string harp guitar in twelve diverse solo tracks inspired by the pacifist writer Munro Leaf with resonant tones that are at times exciting and others hypnotic.

Kniel, Manfred And His Reduction Quartet: Low Down Music Kniel, Manfred And His Reduction Quartet:
Low Down Music

(NEOS Music -- Germany )

Price: $14.13    

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Drummer Kniel & his Reduction Quartet play "Low Down" compositions, an uncompromisingly reduced and independent musical language including the basic elements of many possible kinds of music.

Kruzenshtern & Parohod: The Craft of Primitive Klezmer Kruzenshtern & Parohod:
The Craft of Primitive Klezmer

(Auris Media -- Israel )

Price: $10.00    

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Kuehne, Valerie / Joey Molinaro: Split [7-inch vinyl] Kuehne, Valerie / Joey Molinaro:
Split [7-inch vinyl]

(Inverted Music Company -- USA )

Price: $4.00    

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Two unusual takes on string instruments in a split 7" release with two pieces each from New Yorkers Joey Molinaro on electric violin & viola + percussion & voice; and Valerie Kuehne on cello and voice.

Kulakowski, Leszek Quartet feat. Eddie Henderson: Cantabile in G-minor Kulakowski, Leszek Quartet feat. Eddie Henderson:
Cantabile in G-minor

(Multikulti Project -- Poland )

Price: $15.95    

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A sublime straight-ahead modern jazz record from pianist Leszek Kulakowski in a quartet with Jacek Pelc on drums, Piotr Kulakowski on bass, and US trumpeter Eddie Henderson, with strong melodies and great soloing from all.



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