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Invenio Ergo (Prevost / Lambert / Wright): Sum [2 CDs] Invenio Ergo (Prevost / Lambert / Wright):
Sum [2 CDs]

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

Price: $34.95    

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Eddie Prevost's weekly workshops in London have produced two remarkable associates, saxophonist Seymour Wright and guitarist Ross Lambert, here in a trio on this 2CD release.

Jones with Friends, JC: Duos II Jones with Friends, JC:
Duos II

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Live recordings of JC Jones in duo settings, 14 different collaborations including Ned Rothenberg, Victoria Hanna, Harold Rubin, Josef Sprinzak, Nori Jacoby, &c.

Kahn, Jason / Tim Olive: Two Sunrise Kahn, Jason / Tim Olive:
Two Sunrise

(845 Audio -- Japan )

Price: $12.95    

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The first meetings of Jason Kahn (analog electronic) and Tim Olive (one-string magnetic pickup device) recording in a studio session in Kyoto, 2012 for four eventful and intricately structured works with a distinct developmental momentum.

Kesten, Christian & Mark Trayle / Annette Krebs : Berlin series No. 2 Kesten, Christian & Mark Trayle / Annette Krebs :
Berlin series No. 2

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The Second in a series of split discs highlighting the experimental music scene in Berlin, presenting a solo work by Annette Krebs, and a powerful duo for voice and electronics by Christian Kesten and Mark Trayle."

Keune, Stefan: Sunday Sundaes Keune, Stefan:
Sunday Sundaes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Solo improvisation from Stefen Keune performing on sopranino and alto saxophones, intense playing that focuses on hard-blowing and extreme performance, wringing a singularly desperate yet astute language from the horn.

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

(NEOS Music -- Germany )

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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.

Koh / Fujii / Reichman: Yamabuki Koh / Fujii / Reichman:
Yamabuki

(Libra -- Japan )

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The trio of Japanese art-folk singer Koh Yamabuki with pianist Satoko Fujii and accordionist Ted Recihment in emotional, inventive and delicately beautiful music.

Kuning, Zai + Otomo Yoshihide + Dickson Dee: Book From Hell Kuning, Zai + Otomo Yoshihide + Dickson Dee:
Book From Hell

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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A 71 minute unedited improvisation between guitarist Zai Kuning, Otomo Yoshihide on guitar and turntable, and Dickson Dee on electronics, Asian improv moving between turbulence and stillness.

Lauzier / Martel: Sainct Laurens Lauzier / Martel:
Sainct Laurens

(&Records -- Canada )

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Sparse but detailed improvisational journeys from the long-running duo of saxophonist Philippe Lauzier and bassist/electronic artist Pierre-Yves Martel.

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

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

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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.

Lepage, Robert Marcel: Canard Branchu Lepage, Robert Marcel:
Canard Branchu

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $15.95    

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A rich work for clarinets, bass and drums orchestrated for six musicians including Actuelle core players Lori Freedman, Pierre Tanguay, and Lepage himself, through 14 works that may have something to do with a swamp.

Maclean, Steve: GPS Maclean, Steve:
GPS

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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Steve MacLean's 5-piece ensemble perform complex, composed polyrhythmic pieces interspersed with atmospheric improvisations for guitar, bass, keyboard, percussion and various objects.

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

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

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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.

Mazzola, Guerino / Joomi Park: Passionate Message Mazzola, Guerino / Joomi Park:
Passionate Message

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

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The idea for this CD was to set up a dialogue of two completely different styles - Joomi's contemporary music approach to composition and improvisation, versus Guerino's free jazz - creating a shared improvisation for two pianos.

McGovern, Neil / Paul Dunmall: Intervention McGovern, Neil / Paul Dunmall:
Intervention

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Classical saxophonist Neil McGovern joins improvising legend Paul Dunmall to perform music based on Dunmall's book "60 Studies for Saxophone", with Matt London lending a 3rd voice for one track.

Mouri, Katsura and Tim Olive: Various Histories Mouri, Katsura and Tim Olive:
Various Histories

(845 Audio -- Japan )

Price: $12.95    

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The first release from the duo of Katsura Mouri and Tim Olive was recorded near Kyoto on a sweltering summer day in 2010, heard in these gritty and rich ea-improv pieces from Tim Olive on pickups and metals, and Mouri on turntables.

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

(Important Records -- USA )

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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.

Narthex (Baron / Blairon): Formnction Narthex (Baron / Blairon):
Formnction

(Potlatch -- France )

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Saxophonist Marc Baron & bassist Loic Blairon recorded 6 improvisations and then recomposed and organized them into these two 30 minute works, one acoustic and one digital.

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

(Between the lines -- Germany )

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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.

Olive, Tim / Alfredo Costa Monteiro: 33 Bays Olive, Tim / Alfredo Costa Monteiro:
33 Bays

(845 Audio -- Japan )

Price: $12.95    

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Captured during a Japan tour by the duo of Tim Olive (one-string electric guitar) and Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electro-acoustic devices), this live studio recording showcases the duo's attunement and dramatic sense of structure.

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

(self-released -- USA )

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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.

Orfield, Sue Band: Nobody's Lookin' Orfield, Sue Band:
Nobody's Lookin'

(self-released -- USA )

Price: $9.50    

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Tenor saxophonist Sue Orfield (The Tiptons) in her own quartet playing an exhilarating set of originals, plus pieces by Don Cherry, McCartney/Lennon, and Dan Tyack.

Parodi, Claudio: Heavy Nichel Parodi, Claudio:
Heavy Nichel

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Solo improvisations on the Turkish Clarinet from Claudio Parodi, an Italian classically trained pianist who also works with self-built/self-modified electronics, non-western reeds, and selected percussions.

Partial (Noe Cuellar and Joseph Clayton Mills): LL Partial (Noe Cuellar and Joseph Clayton Mills):
LL

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three strange and wonderful sound pieces from the Chicago-based duo of Noe Cuellar and Joseph Clayton Mills, commissioned to make music from objects found in the basement of a local thrift store, evoking a sense of the lives embedded in those objects.

Pinkdraft (Torees / Jacinto / Travassos / Morao): Pinkdraft 2010 Pinkdraft (Torees / Jacinto / Travassos / Morao):
Pinkdraft 2010

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A polyphonic approach to noise using open improv and graphic scores from this Portugese quartet performing on sax, cello, percussion, amplified objects, circuit bending and analog electronics.

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

(Skycap Records -- Germany )

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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 )

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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.

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

(Innova -- USA )

Price: $9.50    

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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!

Prevost / Allum / Kanngiesser / Kasyansky / Lazaridou / Yoshikawa: Workshop Concert at Cafe Oto Prevost / Allum / Kanngiesser / Kasyansky / Lazaridou / Yoshikawa:
Workshop Concert at Cafe Oto

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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AMM percussionist Eddie Prevost has presented weekly Workshop Concerts since 1999, here recording live at London's Cafe Oto in May, 2012 with a sextet of acoustic and electronic performers on violin, cello, theremin, zither, electronics, and percussion.

Pride, Mike: Birthing Days Pride, Mike:
Birthing Days

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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NY drummer Mike Pride's modern jazz work inspired by the birth of his first child, reflecting the fullness Pride finds in his life as a parent, with Jon Irabagon (sax), Alexis Marcelo (piano), Peter Bienec (bass), Jonathan Moritz (sax) and Jason Stein (bass clarinet).

Projectionnistes, Les: St-Jean / Babin / Falaise / Labbe / Leclerc: Copie zero Projectionnistes, Les: St-Jean / Babin / Falaise / Labbe / Leclerc:
Copie zero

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $15.95    

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Claude St-Jean's band, Les Projectionnistes (Tommy Babin, Bernard Falaise, Pierre Labbe, Remi Leclerc), plays an ecletic mix of songs ranging from alternative jazz, rock, and improv.

Ragin, Hugh: Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpet Ragin, Hugh:
Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpet

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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David Murray, Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell associate Ragin in a solo trumpet album of intense strategies that also pays tribute to Braxton, Miles and Leo Smith.

Rodrigues / Guerreiro / Wolfarth: All About Mimi Rodrigues / Guerreiro / Wolfarth:
All About Mimi

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The intense lowercase trio of Creative Source label leader Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, percussionist Christian Wolfarth on cymbals, and Ricardo Guerreiro on interactive computer performing the 6 part "All About Mimi" in the studio.

Rodrigues / Laurain / Rodrigues / Guerreiro: Alba Rodrigues / Laurain / Rodrigues / Guerreiro:
Alba

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Alba" (Portugese for "white") presents 4 improvisations by Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Louis Laurain on trumpet, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello and Ricardo Guerreiro on computer, slowly building subliminal works of subtle dialog using extended techniques and white noise.

Roger, Danielle Palardy: Pinta, Nina & Maria Roger, Danielle Palardy:
Pinta, Nina & Maria

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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3 live recordings from 3 ensembles - GGRIL, Ensemble SuperMusique and ECM+ - exploring relationsips between early music and contemporary creative music; with Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Diane Labrosse, Bernard Falaise, &c. &c.

Ry-om (Ikeshiro / Shelton): III Ry-om (Ikeshiro / Shelton):
III

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Ry-om is a london-based duo creating improvised experimental electronic music, noise and acoustic soundscapes using laptops, guitars, feedback loops, synths, instrumental samples and vocals.

Scarassatti / Filho / Bomfim: Sonax Scarassatti / Filho / Bomfim:
Sonax

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Working in an AMM vein, Sonax uses a mixture of self-made instruments, sound sculpture and live electronics to create otherworldly improvisation environments.

Schiller, Christoph / Millefleurs: Millefleurs Schiller, Christoph / Millefleurs:
Millefleurs

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The millefleurs vocal ensemble brings 12 vocalists together in varying groups for minimal and unique vocalisation over a taxonomy of floral genres and species.

Schubert, Matthias: 9 Compositions for The Multiple Joy[ce] Ensemble Schubert, Matthias:
9 Compositions for The Multiple Joy[ce] Ensemble

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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Matthias Schubert conducts nine dynamic and spectacular compositions dedicated to John Cage, Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Duke Ellington, &c. and performers including Scott Fields, Frank Gratkowski, Carl Ludwig Hubsch, &c.

Seval: 2 Seval:
2

(482 Music -- USA )

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Seval's 2nd release furthers their song-based project, balancing jazz, pop, and free improvisation, from the quintet of Sofia Jernberg (voice), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), David Stackenas (guitar), Emil Strandberg (trumpet) and Patric Thorman (bass).

Shipp, Matthew: Greatest Hits Shipp, Matthew:
Greatest Hits

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

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A collection of 11 great songs by NY avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, chosen from 10 different albums recorded between 2000 and 2012, outstanding tracks culled from more than a decade of innovative work.

Silverman, Ken: Visionaries Silverman, Ken:
Visionaries

(SoundSeer -- USA )

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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.

SKIF++ (Carey / van Heumen / Koolwijk): .next SKIF++ (Carey / van Heumen / Koolwijk):
.next

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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This laptop trio create a dense and scurrying sound world of a surprising freeform nature that avoids cliches by combining sound-generation tools for ever-shifting results.

Spring Heel Jack : AMaSSED Spring Heel Jack :
AMaSSED

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

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

(Belly Kids -- Great Britain )

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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.

Tamura, Natsuki: Dragon Nat Tamura, Natsuki:
Dragon Nat

(Libra -- Japan )

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Using Gato Libre's music as the direction for his first solo album since 2004, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura releases an album of powerful and personal playing with a surreal flow of ideas, impish humor, and restrained joy.

Templeton, Gavin: Asterperious Special Templeton, Gavin:
Asterperious Special

(Nine Winds -- USA )

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A sophisticated modern jazz album from alto saxophonist Gavie Templeton, music based on his grandfather's experience as an Air Corps navigator in WWII, performed in a quartet with pianist Gary Fukushima, bassist Darek Oles, and drummer Joe Labarbera.

Testa, Carl: Iris Testa, Carl:
Iris

(Lock Step Records -- USA )

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Connecticut bassist and Braxton alumni Carl Testa works with live sampling and granular synthesis performance systems to interact with his acoustic bass, creating these unusual and uniquely unfolding works for solo bass.

The Tiptons: Tsunami The Tiptons:
Tsunami

(Zipa!Music -- USA )

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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.

Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay: Wow! Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay:
Wow!

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Sax and flute player/Ambiances Magnetique label leader Jean Derome's excellent jazz trio with bassist Normand Guilbeault and drummer Pierre Tanguay, in their 4th release, with three Derome originals and 4 standards including a Dolphy number.

Trophies (Alessandro Bosetti / Tony Buck / Kenta Nagai): You Wait To Publish Trophies (Alessandro Bosetti / Tony Buck / Kenta Nagai):
You Wait To Publish

(Monotype -- Poland )

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The third release from the trio of Alessandro Bosetti (voice, electronics), Tony Buck (drums) and Kenta Nagai (guitar) with help from trombonist Hilary Jeffrey and Els Vandeweyer on vibes.

Tsahar / Maneri / Black: Jam Tsahar / Maneri / Black:
Jam

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Three creative young musicians in New York Tsahar, Mat Maneri and Black in a trio of warmly orchestrated free improv with witty restraint in extended conversation.

Various Artists: Because Tomorrow Comes #2 Various Artists:
Because Tomorrow Comes #2

(Because Tomorrow Comes -- Germany )

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The second volume of this excellent German sound magazine and audio CD, 9 artists working in sound art, electroacoustic composition; a "listenable exhibition" of modern compositional approach.

Various Artists: Because Tomorrow Comes #3 Various Artists:
Because Tomorrow Comes #3

(Because Tomorrow Comes -- Germany )

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The third volume of this excellent German sound magazine and audio CD, 9 artists working in sound art, electroacoustic composition; a "listenable exhibition" of modern compositional approach.

Various Artists: Improvised Music from Japan 2009 [book + 3 CDs] Various Artists:
Improvised Music from Japan 2009 [book + 3 CDs]

(Improvised Music From Japan -- Japan )

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Improvised Music from Japan 2009 takes a look at 33 improvised/experimental music festivals and concert series in Japan through articles and 3 CDs with 31 tracks.

Volcano The Bear: Egg and Two Books Volcano The Bear:
Egg and Two Books

(Vivo Records -- Poland )

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Weiss, Alex (Rick Parker / Maoz / Ishenko / Ches Smith): Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis Weiss, Alex (Rick Parker / Maoz / Ishenko / Ches Smith):
Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis

(OutNow Recordings -- Israel )

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NY saxophonist Alex Weiss with Rick Parker (trombone and electronics), Eyal Maoz (guitar), Dmitry Ishenko (bass), Ches Smith (drums) and Mark Hodos (birimbau) mixing aggressive approaches to improv with the stranger side of organic beauty.

Wiss / Unternahrer: sopstock Wiss / Unternahrer:
sopstock

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Swiss voice artist Isa Wiss with Marc Unternahrer on tuba in a surreal set of alphabetized improvisations in a Minton-esque mode with Unternahrer taking the tuba into untold territory.

YAPP (Brian Rogers / Alban Bailly / Matt Engle / David Flaherty): Symbolic Heads [VINYL] YAPP (Brian Rogers / Alban Bailly / Matt Engle / David Flaherty):
Symbolic Heads [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A young band comprised of Bryan Rogers (sax), Alban Bailly (guitar), Matt Engle (bass) and David Flaherty (drums) in a release that explores post rock, modern jazz, minimal and improvised music.

Yuganaut: Sharks Yuganaut:
Sharks

(Engine -- USA )

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Eclectic and playful jazz from the trio of Tom Abss on bass instruments, Stephen Rush on keyboards, trombone and toys, and Geoff Mann on drums, percussion and trumpet.

Zinman, Eric & Laurence Cook: Double Action Zinman, Eric & Laurence Cook:
Double Action

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Part of Ayler's Guerilla Series, percussionist Laurence Cook and keyboardist Eric Zinman in an album of textural duos developed over a year while working with the Yamaha CP300 stage keyboard.

Belorukov, Ilia / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres: Tak Prosto Belorukov, Ilia / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres:
Tak Prosto

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two recordings from the lowercase acoustic improvising trio of Portuguese players Ernesto Rodriduges on viola and Nuno Torres on alto saxophone and objects with Saint Petersburg alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov, recording at Belorukov's Spina! label's studio, and again live at Vertikal' Gallery in Saint Petersburg in 2016.

Casserley, Lawrence / Jeffrey Morgan: Exoplanets Casserley, Lawrence / Jeffrey Morgan:
Exoplanets

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two enounters between UK electroacoustic composer and performer Lawrence Casserly on his Signal Processing Instrument and American free jazz alto saxophonist Jefrrey Morgan, recording both in the studio in Cologne, Germany in 2016, and in concert at The Loft; a rich, subtle, and detailed astronomical encounter blending stellar electronics and responsive extended playing.

Farhadian / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Kurvers / Torres: De-Col//age_ Farhadian / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Kurvers / Torres:
De-Col//age_

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An unusual improvising string quartet plus alto saxophone, Thea Farhadian (violin), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Klaus Kurvers (double bass) and Nuno Torres (alto saxophone) present the 11-part "De-col//age_", a slowly-developing work balancing unconventional approaches to their instruments with more conventional strategies.

Warble & MDuo : Ama Warble & MDuo :
Ama

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two improvising duos that share one person and joined as a trio -- Berlin musician Miako Klein on recorders -- Warble being Klein and NY/Berlin trumpeter Brad Henkel, the two exploring their instruments through close amplification; Mduo is Klein & NY/Berlin percussionist Michael Weilacher using extended techniques and strange actions.

Cilantro (Angelica Castello / Billy Roisz): Borderland Cilantro (Angelica Castello / Billy Roisz):
Borderland

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Cilantro is the duo of multi-instrumentalists Angelica Castello on paetzold, ukulele, organ, tapes, & electronics, and Billy Roisz on electric bass, organ, tv, piezzo, computer & electronics, scrutinizing the activity in bordering areas between noise and silence, tenderness and rudeness, beat and drone, inner consciousness and outer awareness, control and freedom.

Liedwart, Kurt / Andrey Popovskiy / Martin Taxt: Hjem Liedwart, Kurt / Andrey Popovskiy / Martin Taxt:
Hjem

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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A live concert at Dom Cultural Center in Moscow, Russia in 2015 from Norwegian tuba player Martin Taxt, Saint Petersburg violinist and object player Andrey Popovskiy, and ppool performer Kurt Liedwart focusing on sinewaves and noise, in an extended lowercase improvisation exploring harmonic and microtonal sounds.

Holy Quintet, The (Change / Drouin / Lash / Lazardiou / Ryan): Borough Holy Quintet, The (Change / Drouin / Lash / Lazardiou / Ryan):
Borough

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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The meeting of Johnny Chang (viola), Jamie Drouin (suitcase modular synth), Dominic Lash (double bass), Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga(zither, and David Ryan (bass clarinet) recording at Bourough welsh Congregational Chapel, in London in 2013, recorded by Another Timbre label leader Simon Reynell, for a unique merging of disparate approaches to ea-improv.

Beins, Burkhard / Lucio Capece / Martin Kuchen / Paul Vogel: Fracture Mechanics Beins, Burkhard / Lucio Capece / Martin Kuchen / Paul Vogel:
Fracture Mechanics

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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"Fracture Mechanics" is the scientific study of cracks in any material, an apt title from these European experimental innovators--Burkhard Beins, Lucio Capece, Martin Kuchen, and Paul Vogel--pulling back the curtain on process and creating an impressive album crossing acoustic and electronic improv, organized sound, and inexplicable interaction; recommended.

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa / Miguel A. Garcia: Aq'Ab'Al Monteiro, Alfredo Costa / Miguel A. Garcia:
Aq'Ab'Al

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Audio experimenters Alfredo Costa Monteiro and Miguel A. Garcia join forces in an album titled after "Aq'ab'al", the Mayan Astrology Sign about polar opposites--dawn and dusk, hot and cold, black and white--which represents renewal and change, through a series of opposing audio events, forceful sounds of texture, feedback, and intervention.

Filosofer : Landet Er Gitt Oss Filosofer :
Landet Er Gitt Oss

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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An hallucinogenic and commanding blending of improvisation, song, spoken word, and tonal/timbral music from double bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen's Filosofer, creating beautiful sonic environments out of which voice and message emerge and submerge, buoyed by a string quartet (two violins and two double basses), computers, turntables, synths and samplers.

Filosofer: Landet Er Gitt Oss [VINYL] Filosofer:
Landet Er Gitt Oss [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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An hallucinogenic and commanding blending of improvisation, song, spoken word, and tonal/timbral music from double bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen's Filosofer, creating beautiful sonic environments out of which voice and message emerge and submerge, buoyed by a string quartet (two violins and two double basses), computers, turntables, synths and samplers.

Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod: 3 Pianos Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod:
3 Pianos

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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This trio joins 3 disparate approaches to composition and improvisation--Japanese improviser Ayumi Tanaka, Oslo composer Johan Lindvall, and ECM artist Christian Wallumrod-developing the engaging material on this album by focusing on elements like tuning, register, intervals and dynamics, for an absorbing album of compatible and concentrative playing.

Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod: 3 Pianos [VINYL LP] Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod:
3 Pianos [VINYL LP]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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This trio joins 3 disparate approaches to composition and improvisation--Japanese improviser Ayumi Tanaka, Oslo composer Johan Lindvall, and ECM artist Christian Wallumrod-developing the engaging material on this album by focusing on elements like tuning, register, intervals and dynamics, for an absorbing album of compatible and concentrative playing.

Svendsen, Christian Meaas : Avin Svendsen, Christian Meaas :
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(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Known more for his double bass work, Christian Meaas Svendsen releases a stunningly beautiful album of unusually orchestrated pop songs with an 8-piece band of Nordic improvisers and performers, a dramatic album of tension and release which, despite lyrics in Norwegian, draws all listeners in through inventive and innovative musical structures.



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