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Improvised Music


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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 :
Avin

(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.

Svendsen, Christian Meaas : Avin [VINYL LP] Svendsen, Christian Meaas :
Avin [VINYL LP]

(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.

Corringham, Viv / Lawrence Casserley: Anemoi Corringham, Viv / Lawrence Casserley:
Anemoi

(FMR -- UK )

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Lawrence Casserley is a pioneer of real time electroacoustic music, since the 60s working with other artists and developing his Signal Processing Instrument, using physical gestures to process and morph sounds; here he works with British vocalist and Deep Listening teacher Viv Corringham in an other-worldly collaboration of voice and electonics.

Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders: Live in London Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders:
Live in London

(FMR -- UK )

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Two extended examples of free improvisation from UK stalwarts, tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall, bassist John Edwards, and drummer Mark Sanders, joined by New York pianist Matthew Shipp, all captured live at Cafe Oto in 2010; set one is an unflagging example of energetic collective improv, set two more introspective yet vital and demanding; a superb concert!

Kamins / Smith / Fielder / Hertenstein: After Effects Kamins / Smith / Fielder / Hertenstein:
After Effects

(FMR -- UK )

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A great example of traditional free improvisation spanning generations from the quartet of Danny Kamins on baritone saxophone, Damon Smith on double bass, and two drummer/percussionists--Alvin Fielder and Joe Hertenstein--for 10 tracks of swinging free music recorded in the studio in Texas, 2016, jazz with a lyrical intention and powerful rhythmic underpinnings.

Kontakte Trio (Trevor Taylor / Ian Brighton / Steve Beresford): Kontakte Trio Kontakte Trio (Trevor Taylor / Ian Brighton / Steve Beresford):
Kontakte Trio

(FMR -- UK )

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An important and well-matched trio of electroacoustic improvisers, and a welcome addition to guitarist Ian Brighton's return to active music life, with Steve Beresford on piano, prepared piano and electronics, and Trevor Taylor (Circuit) on percussion and electronics, six unhurried improvisations of intricate interplay and interchange themed on physics.

Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet (Lencastre / Pinheiro / Faustino / Lencastre): Fragments of Always Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet (Lencastre / Pinheiro / Faustino / Lencastre):
Fragments of Always

(FMR -- UK )

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Portuguese alto saxophonist Jose Lencastre's Nau [ship] Quartet with Joao Lencastre on drums and two thirds of Red Trio -- Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano and Hernani Faustino on bass -- in a lyrical album of collective free improvisation informed by masterful playing that's energetic but never bombastic, a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking album.

Tipple (Frode Gjerstad / Kevin Norton / David Watson): Live at Elastic Arts Tipple (Frode Gjerstad / Kevin Norton / David Watson):
Live at Elastic Arts

(FMR -- UK )

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Tipple, the trio of Frode Gjerstad on alto sax and clarinet, Kevin Norton on percussion, and David Watson on electric guitar, are captured live for an energetic and masterly concert at Elastic Arts, in Chicago, Illinois in 2015, four "Elastic" improvisations of intense interaction, from collective conversation to stunning solo statements; jaw dropping.

Apuh!: Freedom Of Peach <i>[Used Item]</i> Apuh!:
Freedom Of Peach [Used Item]

(Palsrobot -- Sweden )

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Great post-bop free playing from the Swedish trio Apuh! of Adrian Asling Sellius on saxophone, Hampus Ohman-Frolund on drums & percussion, and Mats Dimming on doublebass, recording in the studio in New York for 6 pieces that balance lyrical jazz with fully free improvisation, always captivating with adept playing and engaging approaches.

Evil Eye (Moritz / Pride / Wooley / Filiano): Doin' It All For My Baby Evil Eye (Moritz / Pride / Wooley / Filiano):
Doin' It All For My Baby

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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Hard edged and incredibly skilled NY jazz players Wooley, Moritz, Filiano and Pride in their 2nd studio recording, mixed by Jamie Saft; great baby pig insert.

Hooker, William / Sabir Mateen : Dharma Hooker, William / Sabir Mateen :
Dharma

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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2004 duo performance of two of Downtown New York's finest, William Hooker and Sabir Mateen, playing with relentless energy and creativity at CBGB's.

Lerman, Ayelet : 7 Steps <i>[Used Item]</i> Lerman, Ayelet :
7 Steps [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Violist, performance, installation and sound artist Ayelet Lerman presents a meditative voyage through silence on solo viola, a sinuous and fascinating journey pairing melody and unusual harmonic strategies, with Kadima label leader Jean Claude Jones joining on double bass, one of the last sessions that he played on that instrument.

Morris, Joe : Atmosphere Morris, Joe :
Atmosphere

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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Known for his guitar work, and more recently on the bass, here in an album of improvisation on the 5-string banjo and 4-string banjouke.

Moshe Quartet, Ras : Transcendence Moshe Quartet, Ras :
Transcendence

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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Following a string of successful live recordings on the Utech label, flutist and reedist Ras Moshe took his quartet with Dave Ross on guitar, Shayna Dulberger on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums & percussion into the studio to record these six original compositions bridging traditional and modern aspects of free jazz and improvisation.

Akama, Ryoko : Places And Pages [2 CDs] Akama, Ryoko :
Places And Pages [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Composer Ryoko Akama releases a 2 disc set of 23 scores in the crossroads of minimalism and sound compositions, quiet and loud, performed in a sextet with the composer herself plus Christian Muller, Cristian Alvear, Cyril Bondi, Stefan Thut, and d'incise, each section like a page in a notebook related to place, space, time or location.

Ayler, Albert / Don Cherry / John Tchicai / Roswell Rudd / Gary Peacock / Sonny Murray: New York Eye Ayler, Albert / Don Cherry / John Tchicai / Roswell Rudd / Gary Peacock / Sonny Murray:
New York Eye And Ear Control

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler leads the New York free improvising sextet of trumpeter Don Cherry, alto saxophonist John Tchicai, trombonist Roswell Rudd, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray through two extended jams, which were used as the soundtrack for director Michael Snow's short film "New York Eye and Ear Control".

Eye Contact: War Rug Eye Contact:
War Rug

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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The New York free improvising trio of Matthew Heyner (Test, Malkuth) on bass, Matt Lavelle on trumpet and clarinet and Ryan Sawyer (Tall Firs, Stars Like Fleas) on drums in the follow-up to their 2005 Utech double CD "Embracing The Tide / Making Eye Contact With God", an impressive release of expressive technique and ritualistic drive.

Ideal Bread (Sinton / Knuffke / Radding / Fujiwara): The Ideal Bread Ideal Bread (Sinton / Knuffke / Radding / Fujiwara):
The Ideal Bread

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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This NYC quartet with Josh Sinton, Reuben Raddin, Tomas Fujiwara, & Kirk Knuffke pays tribute to the music of Steve Lacy through reworkings of his compositions.

JR3 (Olaf Rupp / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder): Happy Jazz JR3 (Olaf Rupp / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder):
Happy Jazz

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The Berlin trio of Rudi Mahall on clarinet and bass clarinet, Olaf Rupp on electric and acoustic guitar and Jan Roder on double bass in an ironically packaged album of free improvisation of the highest standard, taking the listener on a journey of informed free jazz that references the past in thoroughly modern approaches to creative music.

Lavelle, Matt: Cuica In The Third House Lavelle, Matt:
Cuica In The Third House

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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The 2007 solo debut of New York free improvising trumpeter Matt Lavelle, here performing on the hybrid instruments, the Bass-Trumpinet and Bass-Clarumpet, introduced and punctuated with spoken word insight and declarations, and using overdubs on selected tracks, making for an intimate and accomplished album of modern free jazz.

McPhee, Joe: Seattle Symphony [VINYL] McPhee, Joe:
Seattle Symphony [VINYL]

(Kye -- USA )

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Free jazz saxophone and trumpet legend Joe McPhee explains that he considers Seattle his second home, performing regularly there since 1984; in 2010, after the passing of his own heroes, trumpeter Bill Dixon and saxophonist Fred Anderson, McPhee presented this tribute there as a solo "symphony" in a remarkable, heartfelt and absolutely impressive concert.

Schiller, Christoph / Morgan Evans-Weiler: Spinet & Violin Schiller, Christoph / Morgan Evans-Weiler:
Spinet & Violin

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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An extended improvisation between spinet player Christoph Schiller and Boston-based composer/violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler, recorded in Schiller's workshop in Basel during Evans-Weiler's tour of Europe, a slowly moving exploration of pitch, timbre and texture executed with intensive concentration and utterly impressive control.

Trio Caveat: Compliments Of The Season Trio Caveat:
Compliments Of The Season

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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The debut album of the New York Trio Caveat of Jonathan Moritz on tenor and soprano saxophones, John McLellan on drums, and James Ilgenfritz on bass, in an unusual Christmas album taking understated and obscure approaches to tunes like "Blue Christmas" and "Dreidel", where only the attentive listener discovers the melodic and harmonic basis for each tune.

Watts / Weston / Sanders / Edwards: Hear Now: A Film by Mark French [DVD] <i>[Used Item]</i> Watts / Weston / Sanders / Edwards:
Hear Now: A Film by Mark French [DVD] [Used Item]

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Mark French filmed two concerts in Lewes and at the Hasting Jazz Club of the quartet of saxophonist Trevor Watts, pianist Veryan Weston, drummer Mark Sanders, and bassist John Edwards, plust Trevor Watts' Moire Music Drum Orchestra.

Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Last Dream Of The Morning Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
Last Dream Of The Morning

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A studio album between three UK master improvisers -- John Butcher on sax, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on drums -- the trio pushing the envelope in technique and dialog in nearly telepathic playing that transports the listener into their environment, as the music builds and releases in effortless ways that are stunning and exulant; highly recommended.

Mayas, Magda / Jim Denley: Tempe Jetz Mayas, Magda / Jim Denley:
Tempe Jetz

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A pairing of two innovative players, Berlin-based pianist Magda Mayas and Australian sound and wind artist Jim Denley, Mayas playing inside and out of the piano and Denley on alto sax and bass flute, both providing field recordings adding unexpected elements in a set of extremely balanced recordings that entrance the listener with unlikely and captivating settings.

Van Hove, Fred / Roger Turner: The Corner Van Hove, Fred / Roger Turner:
The Corner

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Pioneering improvising pianist Fred Van Hove at UK's Cafe OTO for the first time, captured in a duo with UK drummer/percussionist Roger Turner, their first recording together, for a night of exceptional improvised interplay, sophisticated and complex playing that is constantly buoyant and charming, an enthralling conversation between two veteran players.

Verga, Giampaolo: Fadensonnen Verga, Giampaolo:
Fadensonnen

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Fadensonnen" presents 7 minimal electronic pieces for electronics, violin and voice, nuanced and subtle pieces that use timbre and spatial properties to great effect.

Mascolo, Carlo: My Tubes Mascolo, Carlo:
My Tubes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A unique take on this large brass instrument from Italian trombonist and Free Flow Festival director Carlo Mascolo, using preparations, focusing on components of the instrument, and using extreme techniques to create a startlingly diverse set of sounds, vocalisations, microtonal output and simply bizarre utterances as Mascolo brings new language to horn.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Ulrike Brand / Olaf Rupp : Traintracks, Roadsides, Wastelands, Debris Rodrigues, Ernesto / Ulrike Brand / Olaf Rupp :
Traintracks, Roadsides, Wastelands, Debris

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Three string improvisers--Ulrike Brand on cello, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, and Olaf Rupp on electric guitar--approach their instruments from all angles excepting the most traditional ones, from scraping and granulating to creating resonant sonic environments, an apt reflection of a journeying musician, enhanced by text and images in the CD package.

Siwula, Blaise / Jorge Nuno: Waterscapes Siwula, Blaise / Jorge Nuno:
Waterscapes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Waterscapes is the performing duo of New York saxophonist Blaise Siwula and guitarist Jorge Nuno, interwining distinct approaches to acoustic and electric improvisation, creating rich sound environments and rapid interaction that draws the listener in and then sweeps them off their feet with passionate, complex and informed dialog.

Rummel, Simon Ensemble: IM MEER Rummel, Simon Ensemble:
IM MEER

(Umlaut Records -- Germany )

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German composer and improviser Simon Rummel presents the 2nd release from his 11-piece Simon Rummel Ensemble, blending his interest in acoustic phenomena and improvisational harmonics in an extended work that shifts from beautiful tonal work to disruptive cacophony and back to melodic music, blending jazz and 20th century approaches; a great achievement.

Bailey, Derek / Mick Beck  / Paul Hession: Meanwhile, Back In Sheffield... Bailey, Derek / Mick Beck / Paul Hession:
Meanwhile, Back In Sheffield...

(Discus -- Great Britain )

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Free improvising guitar legend Derek Bailey was invited to perform in his home town of Sheffield, England in 2004 with the trio of Mick Beck on tenor sax, bassoon, and whistles, and Paul Hession on drums, Bailey's first visit in many years, and a joyful occasion as the collective group explores a wide range of approaches to creating instant compositions.

Butcher, John: Resonant Spaces [VINYL] Butcher, John:
Resonant Spaces [VINYL]

(Blume -- Italy )

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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.

Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969 [4CD +  DVD BOX] Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza:
Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969 [4CD + DVD BOX]

(Die Schachtel -- Italy )

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Box set CD reissue of the 2007 release of this seminal Italian free improvising group's complete recordings from 1967-69, in a deluxe box with 4 CDs, a DVD containing the original film "Nuova Consonanza" shot by Theo Gallher of their 1967 concert, and a 64 page LP-size book in English and Italian with essays, group commentary, collected reviews, &c.

Guy, Barry: Frogs [VINYL 7-inch PICTURE DISC] Guy, Barry:
Frogs [VINYL 7-inch PICTURE DISC]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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A 7" limited vinyl picture disc made to celebrate legendary European Free Jazz bassist Barry Guy's 70th birthday, with Guy providing "acoustic sounds" along with his collaborating frogs, Wasserfrosch (Rana Esculenta) and Laubfrosch (Hyla Arborea), side A presenting Frogs & Barry Guy, and side B, Barry Guy & Frogs; quirkly and wonderful free improv.

Lean Left: I Forgot To Breathe Lean Left:
I Forgot To Breathe

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The 7th album from the quartet of Netherlands guitarists Andy Moor and Terrie Hessels (The Ex) with Chicago free improvising multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and Netherlands drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love in an album balancing amazing energy with profound introspective moments in thrilling edge-of-your-seat improvisation - excellent!

Lean Left: I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL] Lean Left:
I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $28.95    

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The 7th album from the quartet of Netherlands guitarists Andy Moor and Terrie Hessels (The Ex) with Chicago free improvising multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and Netherlands drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love in an album balancing amazing energy with profound introspective moments in thrilling edge-of-your-seat improvisation - excellent!

McPhee, Joe / Bryan Eubanks: My Undocumented Alien Clarinet [VINYL] McPhee, Joe / Bryan Eubanks:
My Undocumented Alien Clarinet [VINYL]

(Penultimate Press -- UK )

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Recorded and presented as part of Pauline Oliveros Foundation's New Vanguard Series in Kingston, NY in 2006, the unusual duo of Joe McPhee on b-flat and e-flat alto clarinets and synthesizer and Bryan Eubanks on open circuit electronics explores unusual dynamics and psychoacoustic intersections of both acoustic and electronic instruments.

Thomas, Pat: The Elephant Clock of Al Jazari [VINYL] Thomas, Pat:
The Elephant Clock of Al Jazari [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Inspired by the automatic water clock invented by Iraq inventor, engineer, and father of robotics, Badi' al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari built in the 12th century, pianist Pat Thomas recorded these four exceptional improvisations of powerful solo piano with an unusual and inventive twist live at London's Cafe Oto in 2015.

Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE] Smiley, Andrew :
Dispersal [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An uncommon solo guitar album from Andrew Smiley, a member of Little Women and the Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, creating textures on the guitar by applying unconventional techniques with his pick and fingers instead of using effects or guitar preparations, and accompanying himself on voice in Haino-esque ways, creating an album of sharp contrast and color.

W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome): Fanatics [CASSETTE] W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome):
Fanatics [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Brooklyn duo of saxophonist Sam Weinberg (Captain Phillips) and synth player Chris Welcome (Chris Pitsiokos, Mike Pride) in an album of abrasive, rhythmically abraded and contorted electro-acoustic improvisation, each player embedding themselves into each other's sound, at time making their instruments indistinguishable from one another.

IKB Ensemble: Ornithorhynchus Anatinus IKB Ensemble:
Ornithorhynchus Anatinus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portugal's IKB Ensemble is an electracoustic improvising ensemble with a strong string and wind section, balanced with electric guitar, electronics, and percussion, each album focusing on an object--an art work, Dracaena Draco (Dragon Tree), Chelonoidis Nigra (Giant Tortoise)--and here taking on the Ornithorhynchus Anatinus, or platypus, in 3 fascinating movements.



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