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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 : Concentres et amalgames Bull, Arthur / Heikalo, Daniel :
Concentres et amalgames

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Arthur Bull (guitars) and Daniel Heikalo (guitars, percussion) in six guitar duets and five other tracks in which the guitars pair up with Heikalo's percussion.

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).

Burger, Rob: City Of Strangers Burger, Rob:
City Of Strangers

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Tin Hat Trio founder Burger in an eclectic and wonderfully informed set of film cues, with help from Marc Ribot, Eyvind Kang, Carla Kihlstedt, Kenny Wollesen, &c.

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.

Busolini / Loriot: VIOLAtwoVIOLA Busolini / Loriot:
VIOLAtwoVIOLA

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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This duo arose from the meeting between two violists avid to confront with their instrumental double to create a common sound universe from the same instrument played by two different personalities.

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 / Buck / Mayas / Stangl: Plume Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl:
Plume

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Drummer/percussionist Tony Buck and saxophonist John Butcher are the common elements in these two trios, one with guitarist Burkhard Stangl, and one with pianist Magda Mayas, using imaginative and unusual approaches to improvisation.

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 / Durrant / Lee: Intentions Butcher / Durrant / Lee:
Intentions

(Nuscope -- USA )

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Bringing together British and Vancouver artists in a set of improvisations with extended and unusual techniques, harmonics, microtones and texturally dense counterpoint.

Butcher / Durrant / Lovens /Malfatti / Russell: News From the Shed Butcher / Durrant / Lovens /Malfatti / Russell:
News From the Shed

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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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 / Muller / van der Schyff: Way Out Northwest Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff:
Way Out Northwest

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

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British saxophone phenomenon John Butcher meets Vancouver's premiere bassist Torsten Müller and drummer Dylan van der Schyff for an amazing live set at the Western Front.

Butcher / Viltard / Prevost: "All But" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists -- Volume 2 Butcher / Viltard / Prevost:
"All But" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists -- Volume 2

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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The second volume of Eddie Prevost's 2011 series of concerts at Network Theatre, Waterloo, London meeting with remarkable saxophonists, here with John Butcher on tenor & soprano, with Guillaume Viltard on double bass.

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 / Andy Moor: Experiments With A Leaf Butcher, John / Andy Moor:
Experiments With A Leaf

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )

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Since working together in Thermal, saxophonist John Butcher and The Ex guitarist Andy Moor have collaborated in live performance, here recording in a cathedral in Berne, Switzerland in 2013, using its natural reverb to augment their impeccably paced and inspired dialog.

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 / Dylan van der Schyff: Points, Snags and Windings Butcher, John / Dylan van der Schyff:
Points, Snags and Windings

(Meniscus -- USA )

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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 / Kurzmann, Christof: The Big Misunderstanding Between Hertz and Megahertz Butcher, John / Kurzmann, Christof:
The Big Misunderstanding Between Hertz and Megahertz

(Potlatch -- France )

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Butcher, John / Leonel Kaplan / Christof Kurzmann: Shortening Distance Butcher, John / Leonel Kaplan / Christof Kurzmann:
Shortening Distance

(L'innomable -- Slovenia )

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The trio of John Butcher on saxophones (acoustic and feedback), Leonel Kaplan on trumpet and Christof Kurzmann on ppooll, performing live at the 2012 Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon Festival, a subtle yet rich dialog from 3 players who complement each other in surprising ways.

Butcher, John / Matthew Shipp: At Oto Butcher, John / Matthew Shipp:
At Oto

(Fataka -- Great Britain )

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When Matthew Shipp was invited to London's Cafe Oto for a residency in 2010 the first collaborator he requested was John Butcher, the resulting meeting recorded for this brilliant duo release.

Butcher, John / Nakamura, Toshimaru: Cavern with Nightlife Butcher, John / Nakamura, Toshimaru:
Cavern with Nightlife

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

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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 / Thomas Lehn / John Tilbury: Exta Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / John Tilbury:
Exta

(Fataka -- Great Britain )

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The London trio of John Butcher using extended techniques on sax, Thomas Lehn on synthesizer, and John Tilbury on piano, extracting 5 pieces from long studio sessions recorded in 2012; powerful work from three masters of modern free improvisation.

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 Group: somethingtobesaid Butcher, John Group:
somethingtobesaid

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

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"Somethingtobesaid" was commissioned by the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Fest in this 1st full performance by a band of long-time and recent colleagues brought together for this project.

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: Resonant Spaces Butcher, John:
Resonant Spaces

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Extreme acoustic space recordings from saxophonist John Butcher, part of Arika's Resonant Spaces event, with performances from resonant and remote corners of Scotland.

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.

Bynum, Taylor Ho / Fujiwara, Tomas: True Events Bynum, Taylor Ho / Fujiwara, Tomas:
True Events

(482 Music -- USA )

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Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver: Book of Three: Continuum Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver:
Book of Three: Continuum

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Collective improvisation from Ho Bynum's Book of Three with bassist John Hebert & drummer Gerald Cleaver, following their RogueArt CD with this exceptional album of original compositions plus works from Bobby Bradford, Salim Washington, and Jim Hobbs.

Bynum, Taylor Ho : Book Of Three Bynum, Taylor Ho :
Book Of Three

(RogueArt -- France )

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Bynum's trio with bassist John Hebert and drummer Gerald Cleaver, explorative and informed recordings from Firehouse 12, music on the forefront of modern improvisation.

Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet: Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet:
Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Braxton compatriot cornetist Bynum in solo, trio and sextet pieces with Pavone, Halvorson, Fujiwara, &c., exceptional music that balances jazz tradition with modern improvisational language.

Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet: The Middle Picture Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet:
The Middle Picture

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Taylor Ho Bynum with NY players Matt Bauder, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, &c. documenting live & studio performances recorded at The Rotunda in Philadelphia and New Haven's Firehouse 12.

Bynum, Taylor Ho: Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs] Bynum, Taylor Ho:
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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The 2nd of 3 releases documenting composer/cornetist Taylor Ho Bynums' Navigation project, in 2 LPs of studio recordings with his Sextet: Jim Hobbs on saxophone, Bill Lowe on trombone & tuba, Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibraphone.

Bynum, Taylor Ho: Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs] Bynum, Taylor Ho:
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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The 1st of 3 releases documenting composer/cornetist Taylor Ho Bynums' Navigation project, in 2 CDS of studio recordings with his Sextet: Jim Hobbs on saxophone, Bill Lowe on trombone & tuba, Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibraphone.

Bystrov, Vlady / Helen Bledsoe / Alexey Lapin: Trioloque Bystrov, Vlady / Helen Bledsoe / Alexey Lapin:
Trioloque

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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A passionate record of open improvised music from the trio of reedist Vlady Bystrov, flutist Helen Bledsoe and pianist Alexey Lapin, merging improvised and post-modern classical music in unique ways to tell an organic story that surprises and delights.

CACAW: Stellar Power [VINYL] CACAW:
Stellar Power [VINYL]

(Skirl -- USA )

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With the stellar lineup of Landon Knoblock (keyboards), Oscar Noriega (sax) and Jeff Davis (drums), the NYC futurist jazz trio CACAW blends avant-jazz and synth rock in exhilarating and unorthodox ways on this impressive debut release.

CACAW: Stellar Power CACAW:
Stellar Power

(Skirl -- USA )

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With the stellar lineup of Landon Knoblock (keyboards), Oscar Noriega (sax) and Jeff Davis (drums), the NYC futurist jazz trio CACAW blends avant-jazz and synth rock in exhilarating and unorthodox ways on this impressive debut release.

CHANGES TO blind + Blue Sausage Infant CHANGES TO blind + Blue Sausage Infant:

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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Blue Sausage Infant and CHANGES TO blind met in 1992 for these improvised studio recordings, and to perform CTb's sonic tour of a house live at Troy, NY's Last Exit.

Cabinet Trio, The (Gjerstad / Turner / Molstad): Blood Samples Cabinet Trio, The (Gjerstad / Turner / Molstad):
Blood Samples

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Frode Gjerstad leads a trio with Roger Turn on drums and Borre Molstad on tuba, performing live at Cafe MIR in Oslo as part of the Blow Out Festival in 2013, in a single extended improvisation of energetic playing underpinned by the atypical tuba and drums rhythm section.

Cactus Truck with Jeb Bishop and Roy Campbell: Live in USA Cactus Truck with Jeb Bishop and Roy Campbell:
Live in USA

(Eh? / Tractata Records -- USA )

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Three concerts from the Dutch free improvising power trio Cactus Truck's 2012 40-date tour of the USA, performing live at Squidco (!) with Jeb Bishop, Astro Black Records, and at JACK with Roy Campbell.

Caetitu (Gibson / Weston / Mattos / Blume): Caetitu Caetitu (Gibson / Weston / Mattos / Blume):
Caetitu

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Live recordings from LOFT in Cologne, 2007 of this quartet of collective improvisers including Brazilian saxophonist Yedo Gibson and pianist Veryan Weston.



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