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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.

Lacy, Steve / Heward, John: Recessional (for Oliver Johnson) Lacy, Steve / Heward, John:
Recessional (for Oliver Johnson)

(Mode Records -- USA )

Price: $16.96

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Lambs Gamble (Cremaschi / Welch): Memory Collapse Lambs Gamble (Cremaschi / Welch):
Memory Collapse

(Evolving Ear -- USA )

Price: $9.95

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Lavelle, Matt and Morcilla: The Manifestation Drama Lavelle, Matt and Morcilla:
The Manifestation Drama

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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New Yorker Matt Lavelle's 3rd KMB release, here with Morcilla (Martinez/Grillot/Forbes) playing over a set of 7 compositions that blend latin rhythms with free swinging jazz.

Leandre, Joelle & Lauren Newton: Conversations live in Ljubljana Leandre, Joelle & Lauren Newton:
Conversations live in Ljubljana

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $14.00

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French bassist Joelle Leandre and US vocalist Lauren Newton recorded these duos live at Club Gromka in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2010; absorbing and unusual interactions between two significant improvisers.

Lescalleet, Jason: This Is What I Do - Volume One Lescalleet, Jason:
This Is What I Do - Volume One

(Glistening Examples -- USA )

Price: $8.00

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A collection of works from electronic and sound artists Jason Lecalleet, culled from various difficult to find compilation projects that he took part in from 1998-2004.

Levin-Decanini, Anthony: Pairings / Birth Plan [VINYL] Levin-Decanini, Anthony:
Pairings / Birth Plan [VINYL]

(Broken Research -- USA )

Price: $4.10

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Chicago improviser Anthony Levin-Decanini in two multi-part works of unsettling and deconstructed sound work using a roll-up keyboard, xo laptop, and a language master.

Looper / Tilbury, John: MASS [DVD] Looper / Tilbury, John:
MASS [DVD]

(Esquilo Records -- Portugal )

Price: $22.95

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Lurie, Jessica Ensemble: Shop of Wild Dreams Lurie, Jessica Ensemble:
Shop of Wild Dreams

(Zipa!Music -- USA )

Price: $8.00

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Jessica Lurie (The Tiptons) in a passionate and fascinating album that blurs the lines between jazz, world, folk, and other lyrical forms, driven by a strong band and impressive soloing.

Mambo Mantis: Live at Goodbye Blue Monday Volume 1 Mambo Mantis:
Live at Goodbye Blue Monday Volume 1

(W.O.O. Music -- USA )

Price: $6.00

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Downtown New York sax and reedists Bonnie Kane and Blaise Siwula in the W.O.O. Presents Mambo Mambis quintet Live @ Goodbye Blue Monday, Volume 1.

Mandarin Movie: Mandarin Movie Mandarin Movie:
Mandarin Movie

(Aesthetics -- USA )

Price: $9.00

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Marclay, Christian / Muller, Gunter : LIVEimprovisations Marclay, Christian / Muller, Gunter :
LIVEimprovisations

(For4Ears -- Austria )

Price: $14.16

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Marcus, Michael: For Yes! Marcus, Michael:
For Yes!

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $13.00

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NY multi-reedist Michael Marcus (Cosmosamatics), here on clarinet, in a large ensemble including Lenwood Turner on trumpet & John Austria on Rhodes piano, performing original and intricate compositions.

Marcus, Michael: Lotus Symphony Marcus, Michael:
Lotus Symphony

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $17.95

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Dowtown reed player Michael Marcus concentrates on clarinet on this set of original compositions recorded in the spring of 2008 in a variety of band configurations.

Maroney, Denman  With Bleckmann / Hirsch: Music For Words, Perhaps: The Poetry of W B Yeates and Wal Maroney, Denman With Bleckmann / Hirsch:
Music For Words, Perhaps: The Poetry of W B Yeates and Wallace Stevens

(Innova -- USA )

Price: $9.50

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Hyperpianist Maroney in "Music for Words" using the poetry of Yeats; and 2 works for Maroney's reunited 1980's band Iota Jot Yod band with Shelley Hirsch and Herb Robertson.

Marquez-Borbon, Adnan : The Paradox of Continuity Marquez-Borbon, Adnan :
The Paradox of Continuity

(Circumvention -- USA )

Price: $7.00

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California saxophonist Adnan Marquez-Borbon exploring improvisation and electro-acoustic manipulation in solo works with a divserse set of influences.

Mattin: Songbook Vol. 4 Mattin:
Songbook Vol. 4

(Azul Discografica -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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Mattin's quartet in the 4th of his "Songbook" series, a concert from Tokyo, where the musicians create "songs" on the spot with bizarre and unexpected results.

Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL] Mattin :
Songbook #5 [VINYL]

(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )

Price: $15.16

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Mattin takes 5 spontaneous 5-minute songs from 5 musicians, and a 25 minute concert structured by 5 instructions based on those song titles, then records vocals for the 5 songs as a singing lecture, then superimposes all 3 to create the five 5-minutes songs on this album.

Mazur / Neuringer: Unison Lines Mazur / Neuringer:
Unison Lines

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $12.00

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Since 1999 bassist Rafal Mazur and saxophonist Keir Neuringer (Stability Group, Infinity Quartet) have performed together, bringing an intense physicality and range of sonorities to their improvisations.

Mezei Solo, Szilard : When Spring Mezei Solo, Szilard :
When Spring

(Not Two Records -- Yugoslavia )

Price: $14.95

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(Reissued on Not Two) Solo viola and double bass compositions from Voivodina Hungarian composer, violinist, viola player, and double bass player Szilárd Mezei.

Mezei, Szilard Vocal Ensemble: Fujj Szel, Zenta, Visshangozz Szel Mezei, Szilard Vocal Ensemble:
Fujj Szel, Zenta, Visshangozz Szel

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $12.00

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Avant improvisation from violist Szilard Mezei's vocal ensemble, a 10 piece orchestra with two vocalists, performing live at CNESA, Serbia; complex and fascinating music with a mix of unusual and traditional orchestration.

Millevoi, Nick / Onibaba: Numbers on the Side [split CD] Millevoi, Nick / Onibaba:
Numbers on the Side [split CD]

(Ivory Antler -- USA )

Price: $5.00

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A limited split release between Onibaba and Nick Millevoi (Many Arms), free-form exploratory electroacoustic music; 2 live tracks from Onibaba, 3 studio tracks from guitarist Nick Millevoi.

Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth: Intergalactic Beings [VINYL 2 LPs] Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth:
Intergalactic Beings [VINYL 2 LPs]

(For Practically -- USA )

Price: $23.95

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Nicole Mitchell explores the work of African-American writer Octavia Butler in a science fiction concept of intergalactic integration, achieved through 9 detailed pieces that balance improvisation, composition and song in unique and sophisticated ways.

Molinaro, Joey: The Inalienable Dreamless / We Molinaro, Joey:
The Inalienable Dreamless / We

(Inverted Music Company -- USA )

Price: $8.80

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Music teacher, student, and violinist Joey Molinaro offers two progressive recordings on one piece of wax that summarize his comprehensive approach to acoustic folk music, classical execution, and hardcore punk aesthetics.

Montgomery, Will / [ Heribert Friedl ]: Non-Collaboration Montgomery, Will / [ Heribert Friedl ]:
Non-Collaboration

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

Price: $12.00

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Fragile, delicate yet complex improvisations beteween NVO label leader Heribert Friedl and guitarist Will Montgomery, engaging lowercase electroacoustic collaboration.

Moon, The : Good And Evil Moon, The :
Good And Evil

(577 -- USA )

Price: $8.00

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The studio debut of drummer Federico Ughi and electric guitarist Adam Caine's project The Moon, a touring band crossing jazz based free improvisation with rock elements in free-flowing and driving music highlight the technical and melodic skills of both players.

Moore Trio, Michael : Holocene Moore Trio, Michael :
Holocene

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )

Price: $18.95

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Reed player Michael Moore with Guy Klsevcek and Eric Friedlander in a nod to the Holocene (new) epoch of agriculture, monotheism, private property, Bebop and Rock 'n Roll.

Morphogenesis: In Streams: Volume 1, 1996 - 1999 Morphogenesis:
In Streams: Volume 1, 1996 - 1999

(Paradigm -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.95

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Electro-acoustic improvisers and studio musicians Clive Graham, Adam Bohman, Ron Briefel, Clive Hall, Michael Prime amd Roger Sutherland in 3 live and 1 studio compositions.

Murray, David Quartet: Live in Berlin [DVD] Murray, David Quartet:
Live in Berlin [DVD]

(Jazzwerkstatt -- Germany )

Price: $16.24

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DVD of the David Murray Black Saint Quartet with Lafayett Gilchrist, Jaribu Shahid and Hamid Drake, recorded around the 2007 Festival La Notte Italiana.

Musiconspiracy (Kochan / Fonda / Hautzinger / Ogrim) : Do I The In? Musiconspiracy (Kochan / Fonda / Hautzinger / Ogrim) :
Do I The In?

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $17.95

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musiConspiracy is drummer/laptop artist Jacek Kochan, trumpeter Franz Hautzinger, bassist Joe Fonda and guitarist Tellef Ogrim, performing live at Alchemia, 2007.

Musique Action #4 (Marclay / Jauniaux / Minton / Yoshihide / Parkins / Weston / Vatcher / Luc Ex): M Musique Action #4 (Marclay / Jauniaux / Minton / Yoshihide / Parkins / Weston / Vatcher / Luc Ex):
Madame Luckerniddle - Tribute to Tom Cora

(Vand'Oeuvre -- France )

Price: $11.00

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The fourth of a collection dedicated to the French Musique Action Festival, here in a tribute to Tom Cora recorded in 1998 with Catherine Jauniaux, Phil Minton, Zeena Parkins, Christian Marclay, Otomo Yoshihide, Veryan Weston, &c. &c.

My Cat Is An Alien: Robert Opalio/Maurizio Opalio [VINYL] My Cat Is An Alien:
Robert Opalio/Maurizio Opalio [VINYL]

(Important Records -- USA )

Price: $17.16

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A split LP with each side featuring a 20 minute solo track from both brotherly halves of the acclaimed space guitar improvising band My Cat Is An Alien.

Nagai, Shoko (w/ Reynolds / Goldberger / Takeishi / Black): Taken Shadow Nagai, Shoko (w/ Reynolds / Goldberger / Takeishi / Black):
Taken Shadow

(Animul -- USA )

Price: $9.60

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Experimental electronics & improvisations from NY based composer/keyboardist Shoko Nagai, using multiple textures and an open sense of time to evoke rich aural environments, with the aid of Todd Reynolds (violin), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), Stomu Takeishi (bass) & Jim Black (drums).

Nechustan, Alon: Ritual Fire Nechustan, Alon:
Ritual Fire

(Between the lines -- Germany )

Price: $6.50

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Pianist Nechusthan leads his powerful trio of bassist Ken Filiano & drummer Bob Meyers, plus clarinet legend Harold Rubin, in a Jackson Pollack-influenced action suite, 10 pieces of free improvisation following a larger structured process.

Nelson, Matt: Lower Bottoms [VINYL] Nelson, Matt:
Lower Bottoms [VINYL]

(Tubapede -- USA )

Price: $12.00

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Brooklyn saxophonist Matt Nelson in a solo album of extended saxophone techniques along with a litany of guitar effects pedals, all run through a large 70's era Peavy combo amp with real-time feedback manipulation, a unique album of muscular playing and unusual soundscape.

Neuwirth, Olga & ICI Ensemble: Composer In Dialogue  - Who Am I?/No More Neuwirth, Olga & ICI Ensemble:
Composer In Dialogue - Who Am I?/No More

(NEOS Music -- Germany )

Price: $17.10

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Olga Neuwirth and the ICI Ensemble in two amazing narrative works which she describes as "music for catastrophes", the 2nd drawing on lines from the songs of Frank Zappa.

New Ghost: Live Upstairs at Nick's New Ghost:
Live Upstairs at Nick's

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $8.00

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New Jazz Trio: "SO...!" New Jazz Trio:
"SO...!"

(Meta Records -- Germany )

Price: $8.00

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nmperign: Ommatidia nmperign:
Ommatidia

(Intransitive Recordings -- USA )

Price: $8.27

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nmperign (trumpeter Greg Kelley and saxophonist Bhob Rainey) in their first studio album after a decade of improvisation using extended aspects of their instruments.

Noonan Brewed by Noon, Sean: Stories to Tell Noonan Brewed by Noon, Sean:
Stories to Tell

(Songlines -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Noonan, Sean's Brewed By Noon: Boxing Dreams Noonan, Sean's Brewed By Noon:
Boxing Dreams

(Songlines -- USA )

Price: $10.00

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Postmodern jazz, or what Noonan calls "wandering folk music", drawing from traditions as disparate as West African griots, Southern blues, and the Downtown improv scene.

Novak, Ryan: Balloon Proportions Novak, Ryan:
Balloon Proportions

(RY/NO Records -- USA )

Price: $7.00

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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Novak, who has worked with Tim Daisy and Tatsuya Nakatani, in an eclectic and complex solo release of colliding genres.

Ochs, Larry / Rova Special Sextet / OrkestRova: The Mirror World (for Stan Brakhage) Ochs, Larry / Rova Special Sextet / OrkestRova:
The Mirror World (for Stan Brakhage)

(Metalanguage -- USA )

Price: $24.95

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Larry Ochs tribute to filmmaker Stan Brakhage in a two disc set of live performances, first with a large 'Orkestrova', then with a Rova Special Sextet.

OffonOff: Clash OffonOff:
Clash

(Smalltown Superjazzz -- Norway )

Price: $10.87

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Formed out of Original Silence, this fiery free improvising rock trio features Terrie from The Ex, Massimo from Zu and Paal Nilssen-Love.

Offonoff: Slap & Tickle Offonoff:
Slap & Tickle

(Smalltown Superjazzz -- Norway )

Price: $16.95

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"Slap" and "Tickle" are the names of each of the 2 complex, tempetuous & informed live improvs on this release from power trio Massimo Pupillo, Terrie Ex, & Paal Nilssen-Love.

Orfield, Sue Band: Bonk Orfield, Sue Band:
Bonk

(self-released -- USA )

Price: $8.00

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Tiptons saxophonist Sue Orfield's Band performs original music that spans many genres from blues rock and funk to jazz and bluegrass with a little ethnic vibe thrown in.

Orsi, Fabio / My Cat Is An Alien: For Alan Lomax Orsi, Fabio / My Cat Is An Alien:
For Alan Lomax

(A Silent Place -- Italy )

Price: $17.95

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Pastor / Killion: Bows Pastor / Killion:
Bows

(Slam -- Great Britain )

Price: $6.35

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Italian violinist and multi-instrumentalist Stefano Pastor with the amazing cellist and Indian instrument master Kash Killion in a mix of original avant jazz and 2 Monk standards.



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