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

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $18.95

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

(L'innomable -- Slovenia )

Price: $9.95

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

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

(Fataka -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95

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

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

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.45

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Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal: Concentric Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal:
Concentric

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $16.95

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Butcher, John / Phil Durrant / John Russell: The Scenic Route Butcher, John / Phil Durrant / John Russell:
The Scenic Route

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95

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1999 release of the trio of John Butcher on soprano & tenor sax, Phil Durrant on violin, and John Russell on guitar, meticulous improvisation using outrageous technique, "unorthodox thematic development and off-center interplay which at times is odd and surreal".

Butcher, John / Rhodri Davies: Carliol Butcher, John / Rhodri Davies:
Carliol

(Ftarri -- Japan )

Price: $14.50

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Dark and beautiful improvisation from saxophonist and electronics artist John Butcher and harpist Rhodri Davies, an incredible display of timbre, technique, and pacing.

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

(Fataka -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95

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

Butcher, John : Invisible Ear Butcher, John :
Invisible Ear

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.45

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Saxophonist John Butcher in a release of solo and multitrack recordings using close-miking, amplification, room resonance, and feedback saxes, creating unusual & fascinating experiments.

Butcher, John Group: somethingtobesaid Butcher, John Group:
somethingtobesaid

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95

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

Butcher, John: 13 Friendly Numbers Butcher, John:
13 Friendly Numbers

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

Price: $17.95

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Butcher, John: Bell Trove Spools Butcher, John:
Bell Trove Spools

(Northern Spy -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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UK saxophone phenomenon John Butcher in 10 live solo recordings using the unique sonic environments of Richmond Hall, a Houston art gallery that has been compared to a bowling alley, and Issue Project Room's high-ceilinged marble room in Brooklyn, NY.

Butcher, John: Music on Seven Occasions Butcher, John:
Music on Seven Occasions

(Meniscus -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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Solo and duo improvisations with Butcher joined by Gino Robair, Alexander Frangenheim, Veryan Weston, Thomas Lehn, John Corbett, Jeb Bishop, Terri Kapsalis, Fred Lomberg-Holm and Michael Zerang.

Butcher, John: Resonant Spaces Butcher, John:
Resonant Spaces

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95

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

Butcher, John: The Geometry of Sentiment Butcher, John:
The Geometry of Sentiment

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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Sonic experiments and solo improvisations on tenor and soprano with 2 pieces using amplified feedback, and 1 piece dedicated to Derek Bailey.

Butcher, John: Vortices & Angels Butcher, John:
Vortices & Angels

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.20

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"Two very different duo concert performances both featuring saxophonist John Butcher: the first (38 minutes) at the Vortex with electric guitarist Derek Bailey; the second (25 minutes) in All Angels Church with harpist Rhodri Davies."-Em...

Buttercup Metal Polish: 50 Ballets Buttercup Metal Polish:
50 Ballets

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $12.00

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Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho: Apparent Distance Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho:
Apparent Distance

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $9.24

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The first recording of Ho Bynum's new sextet, with guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, augmented by bassist Ken Filiano, saxophonist Jim Hobbs, and tubist/bass trombonist Bill Lowe, in a 4-part suite.

Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings: Madeleine Dreams Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings:
Madeleine Dreams

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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The 2nd recording from cornetist Bynum's improvising chamber ensemble SpiderMonkey Strings in a narrative coming of age work using Bynum arrangements of Ornette, Sun Ra, & Elligton.

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

(482 Music -- USA )

Price: $15.95

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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

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

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $16.95

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

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

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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

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

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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

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

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $39.95

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

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

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $23.95

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

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

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.45

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

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

(Skirl -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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

CACAW: Stellar Power CACAW:
Stellar Power

(Skirl -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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

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

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

Price: $8.95

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

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

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $10.00

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

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

(Eh? / Tractata Records -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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

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

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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

Cage, John (Cornford / Monteiro / Curgenven / Fages / Farmer / ...): Cartridge Music Cage, John (Cornford / Monteiro / Curgenven / Fages / Farmer / ...):
Cartridge Music

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $11.00

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Cartridge Music was composed in 1960 and is one of Cage's earliest attempts to produce live electronic music, here realized at a live performance at the Audiograft Festival in Oxford in February 2012.

Caine, Adam: Thousandfold Caine, Adam:
Thousandfold

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $16.95

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Guitarist Adam Caine's trio with bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer John Wagner in studio recordings of eight original Caine compositions, great driven modern jazz.

Caine, Uri: Moloch - The Book Of Angels Volume 6 Caine, Uri:
Moloch - The Book Of Angels Volume 6

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Campbell Pyramid, Roy: Communion Campbell Pyramid, Roy:
Communion

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

Price: $18.45

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Cancura / Morris / Nazary: Fine Objects Cancura / Morris / Nazary:
Fine Objects

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $17.95

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Joe Morris continues his work with the bass, allowing him more opportunity to perform with new and outstanding young talent, as this set of original and standards demonstrates.

Candlesnuffer & Lukas Simonis: Nature Stands Aside Candlesnuffer & Lukas Simonis:
Nature Stands Aside

(Z6 Records -- Netherlands )

Price: $9.00

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Australian improvising guitarist Candlesnuffer (David Brown) and Dutch guitarist Lukas Simonis in an album inspired by photographer Rosamund Purchell's book: "Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters".

Canto General featuring Louis Moholo-Moholo: Rebel Flames Canto General featuring Louis Moholo-Moholo:
Rebel Flames

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.56

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The South-African inspired Italian improvising group Canto General (named as a reference to poet Pablo Neruda) led by trumpeter Pino Manafra and saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano invite drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo for an album of compositions from Harry Miller, Keith Tippett, Mongezi Feza, &c.

Capece / Patterson: empty matter Capece / Patterson:
empty matter

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $15.95

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Amplified objects artist Lee Patterson and reed player Lucio Capece, also on the sruti box, in 8 rich and slowly paced "empty" works that create mysterious timbral environments.

Capece, Lucio / Birgit Ulher: Choices Capece, Lucio / Birgit Ulher:
Choices

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $15.95

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The first meeting on disc of two of the finest and most innovative electroacoustic instrumentalists in Germany, performing on reeds, trumpets, radio, speakers, and preparations.

Capece, Lucio: Zero Plus Zero Capece, Lucio:
Zero Plus Zero

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $16.95

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With soprano saxophone and bass clarinet, Sruti box, electronics, preparations and applied objects, Lucio Cape releases this suite consisting of six structured pieces exploring the possibilities of those reed instruments.

Cappelli, Marco Acoustic Trio: Les Nuages En France Cappelli, Marco Acoustic Trio:
Les Nuages En France

(Mode -- USA )

Price: $10.17

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One of Europe's best and brightest new music classical guitarists/composers joins forces with NY's avant jazz/improv players: bassist Ken Filiano and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi.

Cappozzo / Perraud: Suspension Cappozzo / Perraud:
Suspension

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Drummer Cappozzo and trumpeter Perraud met at Tours "La Chapelle at St. Anne" in 2009 to record this strong album of extended improvisation merging conventional and extended techniques.

Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller: Air Prints Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller:
Air Prints

(Ayler -- Sweden )

Price: $12.00

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The duo of Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet, horns and objects, and Geraldine Keller on voice flute & objects in an album of tones and tongues, an unusual set of adventurous free improvisation.

Cardew, Cornelius: Material Cardew, Cornelius:
Material

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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Carlsson, Erik: The Bird And The Giant Carlsson, Erik:
The Bird And The Giant

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Swedish percussionist Erik Carlsson in a solo work using multi-tracking to create a set of composition ranging from ominous environments to quirky abstractions, an excellent collection of modern percussion pieces.

Carrier / Lambert / Lapin: All Out Carrier / Lambert / Lapin:
All Out

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95

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A joyfully engaged example of this sax/drum/piano trio's Melodic Improv Music performing live in St. Petersburg Russia, part of an intense and inspired tour of Russia in 2010.

Carrier / Lambert / Thompson / Metcalfe / Viltard: Shores and Ditches Carrier / Lambert / Thompson / Metcalfe / Viltard:
Shores and Ditches

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95

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Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier's 3rd FMR release, with long-time companion Michel Lambert (drums) plus flautist Neil Metcalfe, guitarist Daniel Thompson and bassist Guilaume Viltard, recording in the beautiful acoustics of St leonards Church, London.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: The Russian Concerts Volume 1 Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin:
The Russian Concerts Volume 1

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $10.00

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The first of two volumes documenting Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier and the trio of Michel Lambert on drums and Alexy Lapin on piano in their 2010 tour of Russia, here performing at DOM Cultural Center and Nikitskaya Jewish Cultural Center.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: The Russian Concerts Volume 2 Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin:
The Russian Concerts Volume 2

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95

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The second of two volumes documenting Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier and the trio of Michel Lambert (drums) and Alexy Lapin (piano) in their 2010 tour of Russia, performing at Nikitskaya Jewish Cultural Center, ESG-21, and JFC Jazz Club.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: iO Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
iO

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $10.00

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After their "Live in Russia" volumes, eloquent French Canadian saxophonist and creative drummer Michel Lambert present 9 new improvisations recorded at Resonance studios in their home town of Montreal, a tremendous dialog between these two free yet lyrical players.

Carrier, Francois / Steve Beresford / John Edwards / Michel Lambert: OUTgoing Carrier, Francois / Steve Beresford / John Edwards / Michel Lambert:
OUTgoing

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95

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The inimitable trio of saxophonist Francois Carrier (also on Chinese oboe), drummer Michel Lambert and bassist John Edwards, joined by pianist Steve Beresford for a European tour, here recorded at London's Vortex Club for a powerful and diverse album of creative free improv.

Carrier, Francois Trio + Bobo Stenson: Entrance 3 Carrier, Francois Trio + Bobo Stenson:
Entrance 3

(Ayler -- Sweden )

Price: $16.95

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Canadian saxophonist Francois Carrier in a trio with bassist Pierre Cote and drummer Michel Lambert, plus pianist Bobo Stenson performing live at the 2002 Vancouver Jazz Festival.

Carrothers, Bill: Joy Spring Carrothers, Bill:
Joy Spring

(Pirouet -- Germany )

Price: $13.00

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Bill Carrothers in a trio with bassist Drew Gress and drummer Bill Stewart salutes the hard-bop trumpet giant Clifford Brown in a CD of Brown compositions and related tunes.

Carsick: Carsick Carsick:
Carsick

(Drip Audio -- Anaphoria Island )

Price: $13.95

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Carsick (JP Carter and Dave Sikula of Inhabitants) in a set of quirky and beautiful improvisations that mix melodic jazz nuance with unusual sonic environments.

Carter String Trio, Kent: Intersections Carter String Trio, Kent:
Intersections

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.95

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Kent Carter (double bass) leads a string trio comprised of Albert Maurer (violin) and Katrin Mickiewicz (viola) in an enchanting set of recordings made in Koln, Sers, and Bonn during 2004.

Carter String Trio, Kent: The Willisau Suites Carter String Trio, Kent:
The Willisau Suites

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95

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Kent Carter (double bass) leads Carl Zingaro (violin) and Francois Dreno (viola) in a string trio with touches of classical chamber, jazz, and European folk music. Albrecht Maurer (violin) and Emmanuelle Roch (viola) later join Carter in two pieces.

Carter, John / Bobby Bradford: Tandem (remastered) (1979/82) [2 CDs] Carter, John / Bobby Bradford:
Tandem (remastered) (1979/82) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $24.95

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Both volumes of trumpeter Bobby Bradford and clarinetist John Carter's remarkable concerts from 1979 in Los Angeles and 1982 in Worcester, MA, dramatically improved audio quality from their original issue.



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