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Pastor, Stefano: Songs Pastor, Stefano:
Songs

(Slam -- Great Britain )

Price: $6.41

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Solo album by Italian violinist Stefano Pastor with influences of jazz, avant-garde, European modern, Brazlian pop, and blues using no other musical tools besides an acoustic violin and his voice.

Pastor, Stefano & Ari Poutiainen: North South Dial Pastor, Stefano & Ari Poutiainen:
North South Dial

(Slam -- Great Britain )

Price: $10.95

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Italian violinist and multi-instrumentalist Stefano Pastor and Finnish violinist and educator Ari Poutiainen in a jazz duo of warm and intensely evocative nuances from several atmospheres.

Peeesseye + Talibam!: [VINYL] Peeesseye + Talibam!:
[VINYL]

(Smeraldina-Rima -- Belgium )

Price: $29.95

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New York bands Talibam! and Peeesseye together for a limited edition album mixing rock, sound and noise, and altogether unknown territory; great stuff!

Persons, The : Sweet Ears Persons, The :
Sweet Ears

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )

Price: $12.54

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Michael Moore's Persons worked on the idea of harmonically interlocking electric guitar riffs and grooves; this is a recording of the last incarnation of the group from 1996.

Platz / Demos / Delvo / McLellan: Differential Equations Platz / Demos / Delvo / McLellan:
Differential Equations

(Skycap Records -- Germany )

Price: $8.00

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Boston guitarist Jeff Platz brought long-time partners Kit Demos (bass) & John McLellan (drums & electronis) into the studio with Italian saxophonist Fabio Delvo to record this angular and rewarding set of swinging free improvs, including a nod to Bill Burroughs.

Polipnick, Luke Group (Luke / Linz / Wozniak / Pride): Episodes Polipnick, Luke Group (Luke / Linz / Wozniak / Pride):
Episodes

(Eunoria Records -- USA )

Price: $8.30

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Guitarist Luke Polipnick leads this quartet with double bassist Adam Linz, drummer Mike Pride and saxophonist Brandon Wozniak, new jazz with an electric edge from four adept players who start and stop with energetic and melodic aplomb.

Pope, Odean: Plant Life Pope, Odean:
Plant Life

(Porter Records -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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A melodic and free ranging release from the trio of saxophonist Odean Pope, drummer Sunny Murray, and bassist Lee Smith, expressive and out jazz in the tradition.

Powerhouse Sound: Oslo / Chicago: Breaks Powerhouse Sound:
Oslo / Chicago: Breaks

(Atavistic -- USA )

Price: $12.65

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Prester John: Desire For a Straight Line Prester John:
Desire For a Straight Line

(Innova -- USA )

Price: $5.00

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Prester John is guitarist Shawn Persinger with mandolin virtuoso David Miller performing original work and music from Janet Feder, Dave Kerman, and a song for Henry Threadgill to sing!

Pride, Mike: Listening Party Pride, Mike:
Listening Party

(Akord Records/Subkulturni Azil -- Slovenia )

Price: $7.30

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The first solo album from Downtown NY drummer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Pride, 18 diverse and succinct pieces for percussion instruments, studio creations, glockenspiel etudes & drum set improvisations with rhythmically superb music and some strange bits of NYC humor.

Quijano, Antonio Quartet (feat Paul Dunmall): Songs From Another Blue Planet Quijano, Antonio Quartet (feat Paul Dunmall):
Songs From Another Blue Planet

(Slam -- Great Britain )

Price: $6.35

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The Antonio Quijano Quartet with Paul Dunmall (saxes), Philip Gibbs (guitar), Marco Anderson (piano) is an international collaboration that explores the fringes of improvised music in a variety of settings.

Quintet for a Day (Ellis / Ochs / Robinson / Doublas / Smith): What We Live Quintet for a Day (Ellis / Ochs / Robinson / Doublas / Smith):
What We Live

(New World Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Quivers / Chora: [VINYL] Quivers / Chora:
[VINYL]

(Ultramarine -- USA )

Price: $12.00

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A split LP of psychedelic free-form improvisation group Chora (Rob Lye and Ben Morris); and Quivers (Ninni Morgia and Jordon Schranz joined by Mike Pride).

Robbins, Pete Unnamed Quartet: Live in Brooklyn Robbins, Pete Unnamed Quartet:
Live in Brooklyn

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $7.00

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Alto saxophonist Robbins in a free improvising and powerful New York quartet with Nate Wooley on trumpet, Daniel Levin on cello, and Jeff Davis on drums.

Robinson, Jason : Fingerprint Robinson, Jason :
Fingerprint

(Circumvention -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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West Coast saxophonist Robinson's 3rd album as a leader in Gil Evans & Ellington/Strayhorn influenced compositions; Anthony Davis joins for 2 tracks.

Roebke, Jason / Tobias Delius: Panoramic Roebke, Jason / Tobias Delius:
Panoramic

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $9.23

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Double bassist Jason Roebke and tenor saxophonist & clarinetist Tobias Delius recorded these duos in the studio in 2011, insightful and delicate interplay between two important Chicago improvisers.

Rose, Jon: Double Indemnity Rose, Jon:
Double Indemnity

(Hermes Discorbie -- Slovokia )

Price: $8.00

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Jon Rose's twisted performance at the Les Cordes de Saint Ouen string festival in Paris, on a concept of conjoined twins playing the Ronsenberg 10-string double violin.

Rose, Simon: Schmetterling Rose, Simon:
Schmetterling

(Not Two Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.00

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London Improvisers Orchestra saxophonist Simon Rose in a solo album of improvisations recorded in the hall of a Berlin psychiatric hospital noted for its extraordinary acoustic properties.

Rose, Simon & Paul Stapleton: Fauna Rose, Simon & Paul Stapleton:
Fauna

(pfmentum -- USA )

Price: $8.50

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British saxophonist Simon Rose uses extended and evocative techniques in this exceptional set of duos with Paul Stapleton, who plays a Bonsai Sound Sculpture, an assemblage of unusual electronic and acoustic components allowing a wide range of expression.

Rothenberg, Ned: Power Lines Rothenberg, Ned:
Power Lines

(New World Records -- USA )

Price: $10.50

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Sajrawy, Michel: Yathrib Sajrawy, Michel:
Yathrib

(Oxella Music -- USA )

Price: $12.00

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Savoldelli, Boris & Elliott Sharp: Protoplasmic Savoldelli, Boris & Elliott Sharp:
Protoplasmic

(MoonJune Records -- USA )

Price: $9.00

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Instant compositions from Elliot Sharp on guitar and electronics and Italian free improv vocalist Savoldelli, recorded before their live show at The Stone in Sept. 2008.

Scarcity Of Tanks: Fear Is Not Conscience Scarcity Of Tanks:
Fear Is Not Conscience

(Total Life Society Records -- USA )

Price: $8.24

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New York/Ohio skronkers Scarcity of Tanks with Jim Sauter of Borbetomagus plus Kid Millions in a hard free rock free improv blast.

Schmickler, Marcus / Tilbury, John: Variety Schmickler, Marcus / Tilbury, John:
Variety

(A-Musik -- Germany )

Price: $10.50

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Slowly unfolding soundwork from 2 experimenters using piano and computers, gentle and unfolding tranquil music that weaves assuredly in a Feldman-esque beauty.

Schmidt / Weniger / Henze / Bussenius: schmidt happens Schmidt / Weniger / Henze / Bussenius:
schmidt happens

(Cracked an Egg -- Austria )

Price: $18.95

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Pianist Andreas Schmidt in a quartet with saxophonist Peter Weninger, bassist Andreas Henze and drummer Kai Bussenius live in concert in Berlin, 2007.

Seino, Takumi / Antoine Berthiaume: ARC - Beneath the Surface Seino, Takumi / Antoine Berthiaume:
ARC - Beneath the Surface

(Voice of Silence -- Japan )

Price: $10.80

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Sharp, Elliott : Tectonics Errata Vol. 1 Sharp, Elliott :
Tectonics Errata Vol. 1

(NEOS Music -- Germany )

Price: $10.95

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Elliot Sharp's 3rd Tectonics CD, Errata delved deeply into chaos and glitches, saturated timbres and hyper-pixillated rhythms.

Shipp, Matthew: Matthew Shipp - Solos [DVD] Shipp, Matthew:
Matthew Shipp - Solos [DVD]

(ORIGINAL SPIN -- Canada )

Price: $12.83

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Pianist Matthew Shipp brings his unique blend of freedom and composition to these solo performances of six works including original and traditional pieces.

Silverman, Ken: Visionaries Silverman, Ken:
Visionaries

(SoundSeer -- USA )

Price: $5.50

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Performing on solo electric & acoustic guitars, oud, charango and synthesizer, NYC guitarist Ken Silverman dedicates this album to musicians such as T-Bone Walker, Hamza El Din, Jimmy Page, Robert Fripp, &c.

Silverman, Ken Septet: From Emptiness Silverman, Ken Septet:
From Emptiness

(SoundSeer Records -- USA )

Price: $7.00

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Guitarist Silverman in a free improvising septet with Roy Campbell, Blaise Siwula, Tom Swafford and Dave Miller, plus Buddhist monk Kossan and Cumbus player Tom Shad.

Simmons, Sonny: Staying on the Watch Simmons, Sonny:
Staying on the Watch

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $8.00

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Sonny Simmon's ESP debut from 1966 in a quintet with trumpeter/wife Barbara Donald, bassist Teddy Smith, John Hicks in his NY debut, and drummer Marvin Pattillo.

Smith / Kastel / Morgia: Brand [VINYL] Smith / Kastel / Morgia:
Brand [VINYL]

(Ultramarine -- Italy )

Price: $17.95

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The trio of guitarists Gary Smith and Ninni Morgia with vocalist and synth player Silvia Kastel, layered complex effected guitar against blues-based playing with intense vocals and glitchy keyboard counterpoint.

Smith, Gary / Various Artists: SuperTexture Smith, Gary / Various Artists:
SuperTexture

(sijis records -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00

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Snake Figures Arkestra: Cooks & Devils Snake Figures Arkestra:
Cooks & Devils

(Zarek -- Germany )

Price: $10.78

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A live recording of Ignaz Schick and Marcel Turkowsky in an electroacoustic-improv set performed on small instruments & objects, creating strange and obscure audio environments.

Sonore (Gustafsson / Vandermark / Brotzmann): Only The Devil Has No Dreams Sonore (Gustafsson / Vandermark / Brotzmann):
Only The Devil Has No Dreams

(Jazzwerkstatt -- Germany )

Price: $14.94

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The trio of saxophonists Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark and Peter Brotzmann in their second Sonore CD, collective improvisation with a sound both nuanced and massive.

SPEEQ: Or SPEEQ:
Or

(Red Note -- The Netherlands )

Price: $17.95

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Live recordings of this European improvising quartet with Mark Sanders and Luc Ex, recorded for Le Pole Sud in Strasbourg

Spoon 3: Seductive Sabotage Spoon 3:
Seductive Sabotage

(Evil Rabbit -- The Netherlands )

Price: $10.00

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Free improvisation and song come together in the Amsterdam based trio of Jodi Gilbert, Albert van Veenendaal and Meinrad Kneer, using acoustic, electronic and little instruments.

Staiano's, Moe! - MOE!KESTRA!: 2 Rooms Of Uranium Within 83 Markers: Conducted Improvisations, Vol.I Staiano's, Moe! - MOE!KESTRA!:
2 Rooms Of Uranium Within 83 Markers: Conducted Improvisations, Vol.II

(Edgetone Records -- USA )

Price: $7.00

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Two live conducted improvisations percussion for large group recorded at the Oakland Box Theater, presenting the 6 part Piece No.11: Two Orchestras in Separate Rooms.

Steerage: Entropy Is What The State Makes Of It Steerage:
Entropy Is What The State Makes Of It

(Caduc -- Canada )

Price: $8.00

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An album of tones and tonal environments from Barry Chabala and A.F. Jones, using guitars and effects to create slowly moving tones punctuated with unusual utterances of unknown origin; rich and curiously non-specific sound that lives in the back- and foreground.

Sterman, Andrew: Wet Paint Sterman, Andrew:
Wet Paint

(Innova -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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Melodic and modern jazz from Composer/saxophonist/flutist Andrew Sterman, expressive instrumental work written for the band including Tim Horner (drums), Kermit Driscoll (bass), Mitch Rossi (piano), &c.

Street Priest: More Nasty  [CASSETTE] Street Priest:
More Nasty [CASSETTE]

(Humbler -- USA )

Price: $4.53

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The West Coast trio of Kristian Aspelin on guitar, Matt Chandler on bass, and Jacob Felix Heule on drums in a unique cassette of energetic sound, textural noise and explorative free improvisation.

Sun Ra: Dance of the Living Image: Lost Reel Collection Volume Four Sun Ra:
Dance of the Living Image: Lost Reel Collection Volume Four

(Transparency -- Italy )

Price: $16.95

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Sun Ra always a tape recorder running, especially in rehersals, and these recordings are from an otherwise undocumented yet legendary trip to Mexico in 1974.

Sun Ra: Joyful Noise [BLU-RAY] Sun Ra:
Joyful Noise [BLU-RAY]

(MVD -- USA )

Price: $13.75

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A one-hour documentary, restored from the original 16mm film, by Robert Mugge who spent two years shooting Sun Ra and the Arkestra in performance in Baltimore and Philadelpha, including interviews with band members, a rehearsal, and a solo keyboard performance.

Sun Ra & His Solar Myth...: Life Is Splendid Sun Ra & His Solar Myth...:
Life Is Splendid

(Total Energy -- USA )

Price: $13.00

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Sun Ra Arkestra: Audio Series Volume 1:  Live at Myron's Ballroom Sun Ra Arkestra:
Audio Series Volume 1: Live at Myron's Ballroom

(Transparency -- USA )

Price: $12.38

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A 1981 performance at Los Angeles' Myron's Ballroom with a 15 piece Arkestra performing longer Sun Ra works including "Space is The Place", "The Shadow World", "We Travel the Spaceways", with Gilmore, Marsall, Tyson, Ray, Williams, Harris, &c.

Sun Ra Arkestra: Club Lingerie (LA 1985) [2 CDs] Sun Ra Arkestra:
Club Lingerie (LA 1985) [2 CDs]

(Transparency -- USA )

Price: $15.95

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A well-recorded performance at Club Lingerie in Hollywood, 1985 with a 14-piece band including June Tyson on vocals, John Gilmore on sax, Pat Patrick on baritone sax, Danny Ray Thompson on sax & flute, and Marshall Allen on sax & flute, &c.

Rothenberg, Ned: Sync: Harbinger Rothenberg, Ned: Sync:
Harbinger

(Animul -- USA )

Price: $9.23

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Talibam! & Sam Kulik: Discover AtlantASS [CD & Graphic Book] Talibam! & Sam Kulik:
Discover AtlantASS [CD & Graphic Book]

(Belly Kids -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00

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NY's Talibam! team up with artist graphic artist Sam Kulik to tell the absurd and fantastic story of a young teen named Franklin who gets abducted by a revolutionary jazz fish into the undersea world of Atlantis.

Temple of Bon Matin: Flower Footed Ghost Temple of Bon Matin:
Flower Footed Ghost

(Ruby Red Editora -- Portugal )

Price: $12.17

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Apocalyptic free-form jam logic from this free jazz unit including Ed Wilcox (Arthur Doyle), Vinne Paternostro, &c. in a set of deep south psychedelic improvisation.

The Tiptons: Tsunami The Tiptons:
Tsunami

(Zipa!Music -- USA )

Price: $7.50

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The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet with drums and electronics, led by Amy Denio and Jessica Lurie, in their 2007 album of original compositions, joyful and compelling music that defies categorization.

Thollem  / Rivera: I'll Meet You Halfway Out In The Middle Of It All Thollem / Rivera:
I'll Meet You Halfway Out In The Middle Of It All

(Thollem -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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Distinctly far-ranging work from technical/conceptual phenomenon pianist McDonas and drummer Rivera, a mix of composed & spontaneous works, eclectic and amazing.

Tone Dialing: Rigop Me Tone Dialing:
Rigop Me

(Evil Rabbit -- The Netherlands )

Price: $12.50

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The trio of Jorrit Dijkstra, Paul Pallesen and Steve Heather, combining elements of free improvisation, minimalism, and the aesthetics of glitch electronics.

Trance And The Arcade: Survival In Infinity Trance And The Arcade:
Survival In Infinity

(Mass Particles -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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Sophomore release by Chuck Bettis (aka T.A.T.A.) featuring two collaborations with Mick Barr and a track dedicated to Daniel Higgs; further investigations into the realms of extreme frequencies and mind bending acrobatics.

Trio Braam de Joode Vatcher: Change this Song Trio Braam de Joode Vatcher:
Change this Song

(BBB -- The Netherlands )

Price: $17.95

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Trummerflora: Rubble 2 Trummerflora:
Rubble 2

(Accretions -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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Second in a series of compilations featuring works by members and ensembles of the Trummerflora Collective, who create composed and improvised works, installations, visual art, writings and film.

Tyler, Charles: Charles Tyler Ensemble Tyler, Charles:
Charles Tyler Ensemble

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $10.00

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Charles Tyler's Ensemble with Henry Grimes, Ronald Jackson, Charles Moffett and Joel Friedman in 4 extended original compositions, incredible and historic free sessions.

Ughi, Federico: Songs For Four Cities Ughi, Federico:
Songs For Four Cities

(Skycap Records -- Germany )

Price: $9.00

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A collection of compositions from drummer/composer Federico Ughi dedicated to the four cities where he's lived: Rome, London, Montreal and New York, performed in a quartet with Darius Jones (sax), Eri Yamamoto (piano) and Ed Schuller (bass).

Ulrich, Tomas Cargo Cult: Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult Ulrich, Tomas Cargo Cult:
Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult

(CIMP -- USA )

Price: $15.95

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Cellist Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult with Rolf Sturm on guitar and Michael Bisio, three string players in the first studio recording from what Ulrich describes as his "dream band".

Ulrich, Tomas Cargo Cult With Rolf Sturm & Michael Bisio: Discovers Ulrich, Tomas Cargo Cult With Rolf Sturm & Michael Bisio:
Discovers

(CIMP -- USA )

Price: $11.59

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Cellist Ulrich's Cargo Cult with Michael Bisio on bass and Rolf Sturm on guitar in their 4th release, here in an album of original compositions from all 3 members of the trio.

Van de Graaf, Bo: Ticket:  A Musical Impression of the N.Y.C. Subway Van de Graaf, Bo:
Ticket: A Musical Impression of the N.Y.C. Subway

(IC Disc -- The Netherlands )

Price: $15.04

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