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Mateen, Sabir (w/ Steve Swell / Matt Lavelle / Matthew Heyner / Michael Thompson): Prophecies Come T Mateen, Sabir (w/ Steve Swell / Matt Lavelle / Matthew Heyner / Michael Thompson):
Prophecies Come To Pass [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $26.95    

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Saxophonist Sabir Mateen's NY based Shapes, Textures, and Sound Ensemble with Steve Swell on trombone, Matt Lavelle on trumpet, Matthew Heyner on bass and Michael T.A. Thompson on drums, run though a gamut of post-bop and collective, creative jazz forms with energy, incredible dexterity, and tremendous group interplay, a great example of the modern spirit of jazz.

Carter, Daniel / Demian Richardson / Matthew Putman / David Moss / Federico Ughi: The Gowanus Record Carter, Daniel / Demian Richardson / Matthew Putman / David Moss / Federico Ughi:
The Gowanus Recordings [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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A unique collective jazz album drawing on science and math in 5 improvised works from the New York quintet of Daniel Carter on alto & tenor sax, clarinet and trumpet, Demian Richardson on trumpet, Matthew Putman on piano, Dave Moss on upright bass, and Federico Ughi on drums, in a limited edition LP with a download code; superlative playing in rich layers of interaction.

Golden Oriole: Golden Oriole Golden Oriole:
Golden Oriole

(BeCoq -- France )

Price: $13.95    

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Rough and ready, angular instrumental rock from this Stavanger, Norway-based instrumental duo of Kristoffer Riis on guitar and Thore Warland on drums, two parts of the power-trio Staer, here creating a massive dose of momentum as they push heavy rhythmic riffs with odd tonality and a great sheen of prickly effect layers, in a compelling and muscular album.

Loubatiere / Warnecke: Couleurs Chimeriques Loubatiere / Warnecke:
Couleurs Chimeriques

(BeCoq -- France )

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An album of rich aural environments contrasted with clamorous action and disintegrating sound from the duo of French percussionist Rodolphe Loubatiere performing on snare drum and Berlin-based sound sculptor Pierce Warnecke, their second album as a duo presenting a sophisticated and diverse set of compositions that both entrance and disrupt their listeners.

Zuydervelt, Rutger (w/ Ilia Belorukov / Rene Aquarius): The Red Soul Zuydervelt, Rutger (w/ Ilia Belorukov / Rene Aquarius):
The Red Soul

(Sofa -- Norway )

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Music for the movie "The Red Soul" by Jessica Gorter, a chilling and fascinating look at the legacy of Josef Stalin, from an electroacoustic trio of Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) editing and processing the playing of saxophonist Ilia Belorukov and percussionist Rene Aquarius, a dark and muted set of 14 emotional tracks that reflect a dark history.

Adkins, Michael Quartet (w/ Russ Lossing / Larry Grenadier / Paul Motion): Flaneur Adkins, Michael Quartet (w/ Russ Lossing / Larry Grenadier / Paul Motion):
Flaneur

(Hatology -- Austria )

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Much is made of Canadian saxophonist Michael Adkin's mid-tempo approach to jazz, heard here in his 3rd album, "Flaneur", which translates to "stroller" or "saunterer", an apt description of the lyrical, unhurried yet technically adept and sophisticated approach taken by his quartet with Russ Lossing on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass and Paul Motian on drums.

Blaser, Samuel Trio (w/ Marc Ducret / Peter Bruun): Taktlos Zurich 2017 Blaser, Samuel Trio (w/ Marc Ducret / Peter Bruun):
Taktlos Zurich 2017

(Hatology -- Austria )

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With a history of work in Switzerland, NY and Berlin, trombonist Samuel Blaser brings his multi-national trio with avant improvising guitarist Marc Ducret and Dutch drummer Peter Bruun to the stage of the Taktlos Festival in Zurich, Switzerland in 2017 for a set of extended improvisations, all three players displaying a unique language of incisive and fascinating free jazz.

Eichenberger, Markus / Daniel Studer: Suspended Eichenberger, Markus / Daniel Studer:
Suspended

(Hatology -- Austria )

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Swiss compatriots with a long history of creative approaches to improvisation, double bassist Daniel Studer and clarinetist & bass clarinetist Markus Eichenberger join together for a studio album recorded at Radio Zurich in 2016, an album of furtive tension and suspense, each track named for a motion or subtle action that they carefully describe.

Melford, Myra Trio: Alive In The House Of Saints CD 2 Melford, Myra Trio:
Alive In The House Of Saints CD 2

(Hatology -- Austria )

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The much-anticipated 2nd volume in pianist Myra Melford's series of live performances, "Alive In The House Of Saints", documenting sublimely beautiful and innovative playing with her trio of Lindsey Horner on bass and jazz legend Reggie Nicholson on drums, performing live in two concerts in Germany in 1993.

Amok Amor: We Know Not What We Do Amok Amor:
We Know Not What We Do

(Intakt -- Austria )

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An edgy, technically spectacular, inventive and slightly twisted jazz quartet of German-based free improvisers Christian Lillinger (drums), Petter Eldh (bass), Wanja Slavin (sax), with NY trumpeter Peter Evans (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) on trumpet, for 9 innovative compositions that thrill, amuse, and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Buechi, Sarah: Contradiction Of Happiness Buechi, Sarah:
Contradiction Of Happiness

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An engaging set of modern jazz songs from Swiss singer Sarah Buechi in a septet of primarily string players + drums, expanding her more typical quartet, each composition imbuing a lyrical sense of drama and expressiveness around sophisticated and cosmopolitan themes, her seductive voice interacting with the band and giving her players space to improvise.

Eberhard, Silke Trio: Being Inn Eberhard, Silke Trio:
Being Inn

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Berlin saxophonist & bass clarinetist Silke Eberhard leads her trio with Jan Roder on bass and Kay Lubke on drums through a conceptual jazz album where tracks are connected by a fictional Inn, opening a literal door to the album and then introducing us to superb playing on Dolphy or Mahall-inspired free jazz, including a "Willisau Suite", "Towels", a "Wake-Up Call", &c.

Eskelin / Weber / Griener: Sensations of Tone Eskelin / Weber / Griener:
Sensations of Tone

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Taking their title from a 19th century text by Hermann von Helmholtz on acoustics and perception of sound, the trio of NY saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, German drummer Michael Griener, and Swiss bassist Christian Weber present a a series of improvised pieces alternated with early jazz compositions, juxtaposing both approaches to highlight their similarities and the differences.

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Music For David Mossman Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton:
Music For David Mossman

(Intakt -- Austria )

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David Mossman is the founder of The Vortex Jazz Club in London, where in January 1983 the British trio of Evan Parker on sax, Barry Guy on bass, and Paul Lytton on drums recorded their first album together on the Incus label, "Tracks"; returning now, 43 years later, to pay tribute to the club and to record this absolutely impressive album of commanding free improvisation.

Wickihalder, Jurg / Barry Guy / Lucas Niggli: Beyond Wickihalder, Jurg / Barry Guy / Lucas Niggli:
Beyond

(Intakt -- Austria )

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A working trio formed from 3 generations of free jazz players dedicated to performing and recording, Jurg Wickihalder (sax), Barry Guy (bass) and Lucas Niggli (drums) spent two days at the Loft in Cologne, Germany recording this album of virtuosic skill and joyful playing, effortlessly passing from lyrical to abstract sections with always a song in their collective heart.

Charles, Xavier  / Bertrand Denzler / Jean-Sˇbastien Mariage / Matthieu Werchowski: Metz Charles, Xavier / Bertrand Denzler / Jean-Sˇbastien Mariage / Matthieu Werchowski:
Metz

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Kawabata, Makoto / Richard Pinhas / Tatsuya Yoshida: S/T Kawabata, Makoto / Richard Pinhas / Tatsuya Yoshida:
S/T

(Bam Balam Records -- France )

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Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Richard Pinhas (Heldon), and Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), modern and prolific explorers in the 21st century evolution of progressive rock, reunite at the Studio Condorcet in Toulouse (France) to record a series of fiery improvisations and experimentations blending free noise, blues, and psychedelia.

Kawabata, Makoto / Richard Pinhas / Tatsuya Yoshida: [VINYL] Kawabata, Makoto / Richard Pinhas / Tatsuya Yoshida:
[VINYL]

(Bam Balam Records -- France )

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Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Richard Pinhas (Heldon), and Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), modern and prolific explorers in the 21st century evolution of progressive rock, reunite at the Studio Condorcet in Toulouse (France) to record a series of fiery improvisations and experimentations blending free noise, blues, and psychedelia.

Levin, Daniel / Chris Pitsiokos / Brandon Seabrook: Stomiidae Levin, Daniel / Chris Pitsiokos / Brandon Seabrook:
Stomiidae

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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A collective trio of vanguard improvisers and frequent New York collaborators, Daniel Levin on cello, Chris Pitsiokos on alto saxophone, and Brandon Seabrook on electric guitar, a working band captured here in the studio at Firehouse 12 for a powerful set of idiosyncratic and exhilarating improvisations with tracks and the title named for a family of deep sea fish.

Kerbaj, Mazen / Toshimaru Nakamura: East of Where? Kerbaj, Mazen / Toshimaru Nakamura:
East of Where?

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Turkish free improviser trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj, best known for the "A" Trio, meets Japanese no-input mixing board pioneer Toshimaru Nakamura for an insanely energetic duo of squelchy electroacoustic improvisations, both players staying on the electric side, and on the far side of lowercase ea-improv as the two ebb and flow a wild dialog of sound.

International Nothing, The: In Doubt We Trust International Nothing, The:
In Doubt We Trust

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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The duo project of Berlin-based clarinetists Kai Fagaschinski and Michal Thieke, (Magic I.D., Christof Kurzmann, Splitter Ochester) in their 5th album of timbre-rich, harmonically fascinating and slowly evolving reed interactions, returning to their core duo after their previous quartet album, here presenting a large rich and beautifully weaving work.

Akiyama, Tetuzi / Magnus Granberg / Henrik Olsson: Whose Words? Akiyama, Tetuzi / Magnus Granberg / Henrik Olsson:
Whose Words?

(Ftarri / Meenna -- Japan )

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A surprising joining of improvisers and composers from Japanese acoustic guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama playing with Swedish composers and performers, Magnus Granberg on clarinet and Henrik Olsson on percussion and electronics, the latter two part of the chamber ensemble Skogen, for five works of profound calm and center through slow harmonics weaving beautiful aural statements.

Lehn Schmickler (Thomas Lehn / Marcus Schmickler): Neue Bilder Lehn Schmickler (Thomas Lehn / Marcus Schmickler):
Neue Bilder

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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A stunning album of electronic interaction between long-time collaborators Thomas Lehn on analog synthesizer and Marcus Schmickler on computer, created from two performances in Munster, Germany in 2016 and in Wels, Austria in 2013, resulting in a dynamic album that's both vicious and beautiful, relentless yet manageable, a masterpiece of impressive sonic power.

Mezzacappa, Lisa: Glorious Ravage Mezzacappa, Lisa:
Glorious Ravage

(New World Records -- USA )

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San Francisco Bay Area composer, acoustic bassist, and bandleader, Lisa Mezzacappa used the 1872 writings of British world traveler Isabella Bird "I am doing what a woman can hardly ever do ..." as the basis for lyrics for her adventurous ten-part "panoramic song cycle for improvisers, with Fay Victor handling the vocals with a stellar ensemble of modern improvisers.

Kretzmer's, Yoni New Dilemma (Kretzmer / Loriot / Hoffamn / Sinton / Niggenkemper / Van Hemmen): Mon Kretzmer's, Yoni New Dilemma (Kretzmer / Loriot / Hoffamn / Sinton / Niggenkemper / Van Hemmen):
Months, Weeks and Days [2 CDs]

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

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The 2nd album for NY-based saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer's Chamber-Improv ensemble New Dilemma with Frantz Loriot (viola), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Josh Sinton (bass clarinet), Pascal Niggenkemper (double bass) and Flin Van Hemmen (drums), investigating "the intricacies differentiating and combining the written and the improvised continue with further depth and chance".

Plan B (Joe Mcphee / James Keepnews / David Berger): From Outer Space [VINYL with DOWNLOAD] Plan B (Joe Mcphee / James Keepnews / David Berger):
From Outer Space [VINYL with DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

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Spinning an unusual story, the trio of saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee, guitarist and laptop artist James Keepnews, and drummer David Berger envision the first encounter between alien life and a delegation of earthlings, while giving a nod to jazz's original man from another planet, Sun Ra, with a side-long suite dedicated to him.

Fire!: The Hands Fire!:
The Hands

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The genre-defying trio Fire! with Mats Gustafsson on saxophones & electronics, Andreas Werliin on drums, percussion and effects, and Johan Berthling on upright and electric bass, blend heavy and dark elements of free improvisation, free rock, free blues, sound and noise, and sampled overlays in their latest, cultured and crude album of brooding and gripping music.

Fire!: The Hands [VINYL + CD] Fire!:
The Hands [VINYL + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The genre-defying trio Fire! with Mats Gustafsson on saxophones & electronics, Andreas Werliin on drums, percussion and effects, and Johan Berthling on upright and electric bass, blend heavy and dark elements of free improvisation, free rock, free blues, sound and noise, and sampled overlays in their latest, cultured and crude album of brooding and gripping music.

Blonk, Jaap / Terrie Ex: Thirsty Ears Blonk, Jaap / Terrie Ex:
Thirsty Ears

(Terp Records -- Netherlands )

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Ex guitarist Terrie Ex improvises with Dutch sound poet and electronicist Jaap Blonk for 9 stories and sonic works, using unusual phonetic interpretations in strange stories with electronic asides and interventions, a truly unique album drawing on the evolution of their duo since 2012 that includies performances in Ex's Ethiopian "Soundpoetry" series of concerts and workshops.

Cortex: Avant-Garde Party Music [VINYL] Cortex:
Avant-Garde Party Music [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Cortex propels their persuasive, groove oriented approach to jazz with this swinging album that blends free jazz styles with great hard bop, in line with a band like The Thing, this Scandinavian group wants to make your body move without indulging in excess or pandering, instead following a muse that's solidly in the exuberant free jazz tradition.

Kuhn, Peter (w/ Cline/ Clucas / Sewelson / Walton): Dependent Origination Kuhn, Peter (w/ Cline/ Clucas / Sewelson / Walton):
Dependent Origination

(FMR -- UK )

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Multi-reedist Peter Kuhn returned to the San Diego scene in 2013, forming the Dependent Origination band with a core of drummer Alex Cline and saxophonist Dave Sewelson, referencing the Buddhist concept of interdependent co-arising; 4 years later this album adding Dan Clucas (cornet) & Scott Walton (bass) represents the current state of this excellent collective band.

Botheen, Christer  / Vilhelm Bromander: Deep Botheen, Christer / Vilhelm Bromander:
Deep

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Deep" is the word, as two Swedish improvisers--bass and contrabass clarinetist Christer Bothen, a member of Fire! Orchestra and Mats Gustafsson's Nu Ensemble, and double bassist Vilhelm Bromander, a peer of Axel Dorner, Sten Sandell, Raymond Strid, &c.--formed the duo "CBVB" to explore the possibilities of their big instruments, heard in this 6 movement, profound suite.

Duo Bruo: Episodes Duo Bruo:
Episodes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two Spanish musicians--Ricardo Tejero on clarinet and saxophone, and Paloma Carrasco on cello and piano--both with a long history working together and with legendary improvisers, combine as Duo Bruo, joining their distinctive approaches in free improvisation to create 16 succinct works that present lyrical, spiritual, experimental, and distinctive dialog.

Fraqx (Frank Crijns / Jacq Palinckx): Fraqx Fraqx (Frank Crijns / Jacq Palinckx):
Fraqx

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Fraqx, the Netherlands duo of guitarists Jacq Palinckx and Frank Crijns, both on electric guitar and "devices", debut their collaboration with this 7-part journey of rich deformations, from raw visceral energy to subdued experimentation, a diverse set of textures and powerful playing from two players with a long history of unusual improvisation.

Lucchese / Kaptra: 777+2 Per Aspera ad Astra Lucchese / Kaptra:
777+2 Per Aspera ad Astra

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Visual artists Maria Lucchese is also a multi-instrumentalist and voice performer based in Berlin, working with Gio Kaptra, a filmmaker, visual artist and scientist based in Urbino, take their listeners on a 7 part cosmic exploration using tibetan bells, theremin, voice, modular synth, breath and sound processing, the title translating to "through hardships to the stars".

Bistre (Muller /  Rodrigues / Wong): As We Read Along... Bistre (Muller / Rodrigues / Wong):
As We Read Along...

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A trio of free improvisers recording five detailed and subdued dialogs in the studio, from trombonist Matthias Muller (Splitter Orchester), cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, and guitarist Eric Wong, collective improvisation guided by long pointillistic passages that converge into lyrical focal points, a profound example of concentrative discourse.

Schindler, Udo / Korhan Erel : leben | nebel Schindler, Udo / Korhan Erel :
leben | nebel

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Live at the 66th SALON fur Klang+Kunst in Krailling, Munich, Germany finds festival leader Udo Schindler on cornet, bass, contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone in a duo with Berlin-based Istanbul-born computer musician Korhan Erel, who designs his own unique instruments with unusual controllers, performing 9 singular dialogs of ethereal and unorthodox sound.

Miura, Yoko / Jean-Marc Foussat: When Lowlands Consume the Space Miura, Yoko / Jean-Marc Foussat:
When Lowlands Consume the Space

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two approaches to keyboards from Japanese acoustic pianist Yoko Miura and keyboardist Jean-Marc Foussat (Fou Records) recording these extended and excursive improvisations in Paris in 2017, contrasting Foussat's alien and encompassing synthetic and electronic worlds with Miura's sophisticated playing inside and out of the piano.

Bear Brother (Skorpen / Skeidsvoll / Skeidsvoll / Bjorgo / Mellem): Bear Brother Bear Brother (Skorpen / Skeidsvoll / Skeidsvoll / Bjorgo / Mellem):
Bear Brother

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Bear Brother is a young quintet that plays energetic and melodious free jazz with references to both American and European improvisational music, comprised of Erling Skorpen on trumpet, Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Isach Skeidsvoll on piano, Hakon Norby Bjorgo on bass, and Martin Mellem on drums, with each band member contributing compositions.

Braxton, Anthony: Sextet (Parker) 1993 [11-CD BOX SET] Braxton, Anthony:
Sextet (Parker) 1993 [11-CD BOX SET]

(New Braxton House -- USA )

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Originally released on Hat Hut in '95, this 11-CD box blows open these 2 European concerts in Zurich and Koln, reworking the music of Charlie Parker and associated bop composers, with Braxton himself on reeds, plus saxophonist Ari Brown, trumpeter Paul Smoker, pianist Misha Mengelberg, and alternating between drummers Han Bennink and Pheeroan AkLaff; superb, essential!

Bynum, Taylor Ho : Enter the Plustet [CD] Bynum, Taylor Ho :
Enter the Plustet [CD]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum draws on a variety of techniques from improvised conduction to big band orchestration to deconstructed fanfares, with a large 15 member ensemble of impressive improvisers embodying a diversity of generations, backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender, presenting three large scale compositions that are ambitious and wonderfully accomplished.

IKB: Apteryx Mantelli IKB:
Apteryx Mantelli

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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IKB continue their series of albums graced with taxonomic latin names for animals, here with the North Island brown kiwi bird, as the string- and wind-heavy electroacoustic ensemble led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues present this extended improvisation of subtle motion and understated complexity live at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2017.

Lewis, George: Assemblage Lewis, George:
Assemblage

(New World Records -- USA )

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Composer George Lewis leads an ensemble that bridges compositional and improvisation skills through four large works written between 2012 and 2014 using the concept of "assemblage," a pragmatic, material, non-teleological approach to composition on four differing themes, yielding fascinatingly complex yet diverse, thrilling and embraceable results.

Loxbo, Finn / Erik Blennow Calalv : Snow Country Loxbo, Finn / Erik Blennow Calalv :
Snow Country

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A duo between Swedish guitarist Finn Loxbo (Fire! Orchestra) and bass clarinetist Erik Blennow Calalv, in a low-key, moody and tranquil album of improvisations with titles implying their unhurried approach to their dialog--"Clouds", "Moving, Dancing", and "Ryoanji"-- making a beautiful album of nearly ambient but decidedly determined music.

Noble, Steve / Adrian Northover / Daniel Thompson: Ag Noble, Steve / Adrian Northover / Daniel Thompson:
Ag

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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As part of "The Horse Improvised Music Club" concert series organized by London Improvised Music Scene members Adam Bohman, Sue Lynch and Hutch Demouilpied, the trio of drummer Steve Noble, saxophonist Adrian Northover and acoustic guitarist Daniel Thompson recorded these open-minded improvisations of strong communication and extended technique in 2017 at IKLECTIK in London, England.

Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Frangenheim: Sin Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Frangenheim:
Sin

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An extended studio improvisation recorded in Berlin-Weissensee, Germany in 2016 from the restrained quartet of Axel Dorner on trumpet, Nuno Torres on alto sax, Alexander Frangenheim on double bass, and Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, using advanced techniques in a monumental journey that finds the quartet in a variety of expansive and intriguing dialogs.

Vazquez, Pablo: Solo 1 (Seres Imaginarios) Vazquez, Pablo:
Solo 1 (Seres Imaginarios)

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Buenos Aires double bassist Pablo Vazquez presents nine solo improvisations using an impressive and diverse set of approaches to the instrument, utilizing every inch of the bass to evoke the supernatural beings of Argentine popular culture, in an imaginative approach to sonic narrative that demonstrates powerful control and masterful technique.

White, Chik : Raft Recodings from Economy [CASSETTE] White, Chik :
Raft Recodings from Economy [CASSETTE]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Chick White (Darcy Spidle) recorded this album while on residency in Economy, Nova Scotia, as part of the White Rabbit Arts Festival, displaying a truly unique approach to the jaw harp, along with seal bones, eagle feathers, and broken clam shells, as he floated in a raft in the world's highest tide, the Bay of Fundy, making these evocative recordings.

Eave (Anna Webber/ Erik Hove / Vicky Mettler / Evan Tighe): Eave [CASSETTE] Eave (Anna Webber/ Erik Hove / Vicky Mettler / Evan Tighe):
Eave [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A mix of New York and Canadian players, "Eave" is the quartet of Anna Webber and Erik Hove on saxophones, Vicky Mettler on guitar and Evan Tighe on drums, a collective abstract improvising band that uses its instruments as much for effect as for conventional playing, with commanding skill in all approaches as they surprise, bemuse and mesmerize the listener.

Hooker, William  Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith): Remembering [CASSETTE] Hooker, William Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith):
Remembering [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Downtown NY drummer William Hooker leads a trio with West Coast players, Damon Smith on double bass and Ava Mendoza on guitar, for a live album at New York University in 2017 that blends free jazz and avant rock forms to create something unique and powerful, yet filled with moments of intrinsic beauty and drama, a great amalgamation of free playing.

Irving, Tony  / Massimo Magee: The Fog [CASSETTE] Irving, Tony / Massimo Magee:
The Fog [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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London scene free players since the 90s, drummer Tony Irving and alto saxophonist Massimo Magee, both of the improvisation duo Ascension, meet in the studio to record seven distinctive and quirky dialogs of strong technical skill, Irving often thundering over Magee's strangling runs and melodic diversions and asides; powerful and unpredictable.

Kirchner, Quin: The Other Side Of Time [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD] Kirchner, Quin:
The Other Side Of Time [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Known as a superlative sideman, Chicago drummer/percussionist Quin Kirchner's debut as a leader brings together trombonist Nick Broste, bass clarinetist Jason Stein, saxophonist Nate Lepine, pianist Ben Boye and bassist Matt Ulery for an excellent album of spiritual free playing with compositions from Sun Ra, Andrew Hill, Charles Mingus, Paul Motian, Phil Cohran, &c.

Kurdi, Muyassar / Nicholas Jozwiak: Intersections & Variations [CASSETTE] Kurdi, Muyassar / Nicholas Jozwiak:
Intersections & Variations [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Interdisciplinary vocalist Muyassar Kurdi and Chicago-born, NY-based cellist Nicholas Jozwiak use the ambient sounds of their recording spaces in Brooklyn to add a presence to their introspective dialogs that take an almost devout approach to their calmly measured performances, making an intimate and evocative album of unorthodox improvisation.

Lytle, Michael / Denman Maroney / Stephen Flinn: Itinerant Lytle, Michael / Denman Maroney / Stephen Flinn:
Itinerant

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Four controlled improvisations from the New York City based trio of Michael Lytle on clarinet, Denman Maroney on piano, and Stephen Flinn on percussion, non-idiomatic collective improvisations that often have the feeling of electroacoustic improv through Flinn's use of percussion, Maroney's inside piano work, and Lytle's upper register playing.

Weston, Veryan: The Make Project Weston, Veryan:
The Make Project

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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A collaborative composition by Veryan Weston, Christine Duncan and Jean Martin, performed with Jesse & Joshua Zubot on violin and Andrew Downing on bass & cello, based on Weston's score "Tessellation IV (Make)", the composed material based on 52 quotations by women writers, each sung on a 5-note (pentatonic) scale, each scale changing by one note when the word "make" is sung.

Hoffman, Nick : Salamander [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE] Hoffman, Nick :
Salamander [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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The first full-length release from sound experimenter Nick Hoffman since 2014, this professional cassette release uses customized generative software (Side A) and recordings of electric fan motors and metallic objects (Side B) to create unusual sound worlds comprised of concrete and abstract sounds in fascinatingly obscure and captivating narratives.

Shipp, Matthew Quartet: Sonic Fiction Shipp, Matthew Quartet:
Sonic Fiction

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Focusing on sound, warmth and exploration, pianist Matthew Shipp leads his quartet with saxophonist and clarinetist Mat Walerian, bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Whit Dickey through 10 tracks that explore a diverse set of moods and styles, allowing each player room for expressive solos, while never leaving the jazz and blues behind in this beautifully paced album.

Shipp, Matthew: Zer0 <i>aka Zero</i> [2 CDs] Shipp, Matthew:
Zer0 aka Zero [2 CDs]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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New York pianist Shipp extends his infrequent solo career with this set of eleven solid studio recordings, taking us into the inner working of the influential pianist's approach to improvisation through lyrical, structured, enigmatic and unusual approaches to the keyboard; the first CD pressings include an hour talk "On Nothingness" that Shipp gave at The Stone.

Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra: Sun Embassy [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD] Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra:
Sun Embassy [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

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Recordings from Sun Studios made between 1968-1969 with Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra including Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Daddy Davis, Ray Thompson, Danny Davis, &c. in nine tracks, six of which have never been heard before in any form, plus remasters on 1950s classics "Sunology" and "Ancient Aiethiopia", plus an early rendition of "Why Go To The Moon".

Eastley, Max / Steve Beresford / Paul Burwell / David Toop: Whirled Music [VINYL] Eastley, Max / Steve Beresford / Paul Burwell / David Toop:
Whirled Music [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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Remastering a singular album of joyfully disruptive free improv recorded in England in 1979 at Ikon Gallery from the quartet of Max Eastley, Steve Beresford, Paul Burwell, and David Toop, their goal: to create music from instruments and objects that would be whirled to produce sound, performed behind a net and played with masks to protect the performers and audience.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Daichi Yoshikawa: Intervivos [VINYL] Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Daichi Yoshikawa:
Intervivos [VINYL]

(Empty Editions -- Germany )

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Recording at Empty Gallery in Hong Kong during a week residency, the duo Jean-Luc Guionnet (Ames Room) on saxophone and Daichi Yoshikawa (Eddie Prevost) using self-developed feedback of speakers, contact microphones & found objects, create intense yet constrained improvisations of impressive control, technique and exotic soundscape.

O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras: Reve Noir O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras:
Reve Noir

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Pianist Anthony Pateras and guitarist Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))) performed a concert in 2011 at Instants Chavires in 2011, which they took into the studio to deconstruct and recompose on 1/4 inch tape, creating a compelling landscape of fractured musique concrete, introspective meditations, electro-acoustic textures and heavy guitar; includes a 20 page interview with O'Malley.

Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Paul Lovens: Bauhaus Dessau Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Paul Lovens:
Bauhaus Dessau

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The classic collective improvisation trio of Alexander von Schlippenbach, Evan Parker and Paul Lovens playing in the auditorium that Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius inscribed.

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: Sleeping Beauty [VINYL] Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra:
Sleeping Beauty [VINYL]

(Art Yard -- USA )

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An extremely soulful electric album from Sun Ran and the Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra, a groove driven and funky swirling masterpiece from the late 70's, with Sun Ra on piano, electric piano and organ, the Arkestra propelled by the drumming of Luqman Ali over a full band with Craig Harris, Michael Ray, Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny Ray Thompson, &c &c.

Blaser, Samuel / Gerry Hemingway: Oostum [VINYL] Blaser, Samuel / Gerry Hemingway:
Oostum [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A fantastic album of free improvisation between two creative and versatile players captured live at Kerkje van Oostum, Groningen, The Netherlands in 2015--percussionist Gerry Hemingway and trombonist Samuel Blaser--both using immense talent and unorthodox approaches to their instruments as they shift from unexpected atmospheres to lyrical richness.

Blume, Martin / Tobias Delius / Achim Kaufmann / Dieter Manderscheid: Frames & Terrains [VINYL] Blume, Martin / Tobias Delius / Achim Kaufmann / Dieter Manderscheid:
Frames & Terrains [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A great example of collective free improvisation from the quartet of drummer/percussionist Martin Blue, tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Tobias Delius, pianist Achim Kaufmann, and double bassist Dieter Manderscheid, performing live at the LOFT in Cologne, Germnay in 2016 for two extended intricate, melodic, and commanding performances of expressive and passionate free jazz.

Hwan, Kang Tae: Live at Cafe Amores [VINYL] Hwan, Kang Tae:
Live at Cafe Amores [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Korean free saxophonist Kang Tae Hwan recorded this album of sincere and satisfying solo improvisations in 1995 at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan, two decades after forming his first free jazz trio of experimental improvisations, demonstrating powerful technical skills and a unique voice on the sax; a long-overdue distillation of his music.

Hwan, Kang Tae : Live at Cafe Amores Hwan, Kang Tae :
Live at Cafe Amores

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Korean free saxophonist Kang Tae Hwan recorded this album of sincere and satisfying solo improvisations in 1995 at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan, two decades after forming his first free jazz trio of experimental improvisations, demonstrating powerful technical skills and a unique voice on the sax; a long-overdue distillation of his music.

Phillips, Barre / Motoharu Yoshizawa: Oh My, Those Boys! Phillips, Barre / Motoharu Yoshizawa:
Oh My, Those Boys!

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Two bass players--European free improv legend Barre Phillips and Japanese master Motoharu Yoshizawa--met at Cafe Amores in Yamaguchi, Japan in 1994, with Phillips on an amplified acoustic upright and Yoshizawa using an electric vertical 5-string bass of his own design, as the two weave and merge their unique sounds and approaches in a brilliant concert.

Phillips, Barre / Motoharu Yoshizawa: Oh My, Those Boys! [VINYL] Phillips, Barre / Motoharu Yoshizawa:
Oh My, Those Boys! [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Two bass players--European free improv legend Barre Phillips and Japanese master Motoharu Yoshizawa--met at Cafe Amores in Yamaguchi, Japan in 1994, with Phillips on an amplified acoustic upright and Yoshizawa using an electric vertical 5-string bass of his own design, as the two weave and merge their unique sounds and approaches in a brilliant concert.

Maguire, Phil  / James L. Malone: Working Title Maguire, Phil / James L. Malone:
Working Title

(Confront -- UK )

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Phil Maguire (Verz label) exchanges abstract electronics from a variety of lo-fi devices with glitch and aberrant guitarist James L. Malone, a London improviser who has worked with Eddie Prevost, Phil Durrant, Steve Beresford and Adam Bohman, as the two trade strange sonic disruptions, avoiding pandemonium, instead using noise in pointed discourse.

Morgan, Paul Khimasia : peoplegrowold Morgan, Paul Khimasia :
peoplegrowold

(Confront -- UK )

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Paul Khimasia Morgan is a British guitarist and sound artist who performs on a prepared acoustic guitar body and zither, using objects and electronics to create works of tones, interventions and transitions, here in four rich pieces of well-chosen sound delivered with patient pacing, keeping each piece active while exploring the potential of his instruments and devices.

Salis, Giacomo / Paolo Sanna: Humyth Salis, Giacomo / Paolo Sanna:
Humyth

(Confront -- UK )

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Creative uses of percussion from Italian drummers Giacomo Salis and Paolo Sanna, who explore gesture, movement, listening, and the investigation of natural materials and found objects, in five studio tracks that present the results of their research in both rhythmic sections and sections of abstract sound, honed from concerts, studio albums, and a collaboration with Jeph Jerman.

Minton, Phil / Roger Turner: Scraps Of Heard Minton, Phil / Roger Turner:
Scraps Of Heard

(Confront -- UK )

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London Free Improv Scene long-standing members, vocalist Phil Minton and drummer/percussionist Roger Turner's first album together, "Ammo", was released in 1984; the two have continued to record together, and this live recording from 2016 in Hanover, Germany shows the two continuing to create distinctly bizarre and wonderfully personal dialog unlike any other.

Rollet, Quentin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Christian Rollet: Entree Des Puys De Grele Rollet, Quentin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Christian Rollet:
Entree Des Puys De Grele

(Fou Records -- France )

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The french electroacoustic improvising trio of synth player and engineer Jean-Marc Foussat (Fou Records) with the father/son pair of saxophonist Quentin Rollet (Workshop De Lyon) and drummer/percussionist Christian Rollet (Rectangle Records, Bisou), in a rich, intensifying and often enthusiastically exploding set of extended and masterful improvisations.



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