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Parker, William: Flower In a Stained-Glass Window & The Blinking of The Ear [2 CDs] Parker, William:
Flower In a Stained-Glass Window & The Blinking of The Ear [2 CDs]

(Centering Records -- USA )

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Two full-length albums--"Flower In a Stained-Glass Window" and "The Blinking of The Ear"--recorded in the summer of 2018 with two distinct groups, "Flower" dedicated to the inspiration of Martin Luther King features the vocals and narration of Leena Conquest; "Blinking" was recorded during Parker's 2018 residency at the Stone presenting his concept of universal tonality.

Dogmatics, The: Chop Off The Tops [VINYL] Dogmatics, The:
Chop Off The Tops [VINYL]

(Dogmatics -- Australia )

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The second album from the duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and clarinetist Kai Fagaschinski (The Magic I.D., Interational Nothing) has the duo decelerating for an intimate examination of tone and harmonics through perfectly placed notes and subtly extreme technique, creating sublime sonic environments that hover and dissolve; beautiful.

Rose, Simon / Nicola L. Hein: Shug Monkey Rose, Simon / Nicola L. Hein:
Shug Monkey

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A "shug monkey" is a cryptid, a creature that may or may not exist, supposed to have features of a dog and a monkey, an odd but apt reference for the unusual improvisations by Berlin-based saxophonist Simon Rose and guitarist Nicola L. Hein, one of 8 tracks named for unusual creatures and mythological beings, each described in sound through extended techniques and powerful playing.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc  / Dan Warburton / Eric La Casa: Metro Pre saint-Gervais Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dan Warburton / Eric La Casa:
Metro Pre saint-Gervais

(Swarming -- France )

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A reissue of the 2002 Chloe label album, where Jean Luc Guionnet on alto saxophone, Dan Warburton on violin, and Eric La Casa on microphones use the ambiance of the Paris Pre Saint-Gervais metro station as the starting point for free improvisations, using their surrounding as inspiration while they record a most unusual album of urban sound and discourse.

Halvorson, Mary / Joe Morris: Traversing Orbits Halvorson, Mary / Joe Morris:
Traversing Orbits

(RogueArt -- France )

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Two of this generation's most influential and skilled guitarists, Mary Halvorson and Joe Morris bring their distinct styles and jaw-dropping mastery of their instruments into a duo of collective improvisation, neither player using effects but instead impressing by (often high-speed) lyricism, incredibly precise interaction, and the warmth their long association brings to them.

Morris, Joe / Do Yeon Kim: Macrocosm Morris, Joe / Do Yeon Kim:
Macrocosm

(Glacial Erratic -- USA )

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Performing on the Korean gayageum (also known as kayagum), Do Yeon Kim joins Joe Morris performing on guitar for five incredible string improvisations using a diversity of approaches from both players, including pointillistic improv, rich rivers of chords, languid moments of beauty, and moments where it's difficult to discern who's playing what.

Zorn, John: A Dreamers Christmas [VINYL] Zorn, John:
A Dreamers Christmas [VINYL]

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn's take on Christmas with his Dreamers (Marc Ribot, Kenny Wollesen, Joey Baron, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Cyro Baptista, with guest vocalist Mike Patton) performing 7 of Zorn's favorite Christmas songs along with 2 originals.

Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh: Sparrow Nights Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh:
Sparrow Nights

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Reedist Peter Brotzmann and guitarist Heather Lee has been one of Brotzmann's most current active collaborations, performing together for several years, here recorded beautifully in the studio for a 6-track LP and 10-track CD of sympathetic, emotional and articulate dialog from two musicians with an innate sense of timing and give and take borne from mutual experience.

Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh: Sparrow Nights [VINYL 2 LPs] Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh:
Sparrow Nights [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Trost Records -- USA )

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Reedist Peter Brotzmann and guitarist Heather Lee has been one of Brotzmann's most current active collaborations, performing together for several years, here recorded beautifully in the studio for a 6-track LP and 10-track CD of sympathetic, emotional and articulate dialog from two musicians with an innate sense of timing and give and take borne from mutual experience.

J. & F. Band, The (Fonda / Jaimoe / Tononi + Bjorkenheim, Caruso, Mandarini, Paganelli): From The Ro J. & F. Band, The (Fonda / Jaimoe / Tononi + Bjorkenheim, Caruso, Mandarini, Paganelli):
From The Roots To The Sky [2 CDs]

(Long Song Records -- Canada )

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Outstanding instrumental work as New York improvising bassist Joe Fonda and Allman Brothers drummer Jaimoe join forces with Italian jazz musicians Tiziano Tononi, Alberto Mandarini, Gianluigi Paganelli, Beppe Caruso and Finnish guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim, plus a host of guest musicians, as they hybridize jazz, rock, blues, avant and jam music with consummate skill.

Kuchen, Martin / Ed Pettersen / Roger Turner: The End Of The Universe Kuchen, Martin / Ed Pettersen / Roger Turner:
The End Of The Universe

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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Swedish saxophonist Martin Kuchen (Angles), US guitarist Ed Pettersen, and UK percussionist Roger Turner join together in London for a studio album of improvisations referencing the vastness of space through the exploration of textures and sounds, influenced by the "Interstellar Transmissions" album that improvised with the sounds of the Voyager spacecraft.

New Monuments (Dietrich / Spencer / Hall): New Earth New Monuments (Dietrich / Spencer / Hall):
New Earth

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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Burning free improvisation from the New Monument trio of saxophonist Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus), violinist/vocalist C. Spencer Yeh, and drummer Ben Hall ( Graveyards), their 3rd formal album after releases on Bocian and Important Records, as the trio tangle strings, reeds and drums in a turbulent set of improvisations that scorch the earth to make something new.

Wachsmann / Taylor / Mattos / Brighton: Strings Wachsmann / Taylor / Mattos / Brighton:
Strings

(FMR -- UK )

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Three strings, percussion and electronics from the quartet of Phillip Wachsmann on violin, electronics, Trevor Taylor on percussion, electronics, Marcio Mattos on bass, cello, electronics, and Ian Brighton on electric guitar, which grew out of the 2016 return of guitarist Ian Brighton and his String Thing, released on FMR as "Reunion: Live From Cafe Oto".

Carrier, Francois  / Michel Lambert / John Edwards: Elements Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / John Edwards:
Elements

(FMR -- UK )

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Two concerts, one at l'Klectik Art Lab in London, one at the 20th Festival Jazz Cerkno, 2015, from the free improvising trio of Quebec saxophonist Francois Carrier and drummer Michel Lambert, and UK bassist John Edwards, three exemplary examples of modern free improvisation taking an excursive approach that reveals earnest lyricism and propulsive rhythm.

Allaway, Mark / Malcolm Ball / Paul Downing: Free Trio Allaway, Mark / Malcolm Ball / Paul Downing:
Free Trio

(FMR -- UK )

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A trio of prodigious UK improvisers--saxophonist Mark Allaway (Quadrophonic woodwind group, Itchy Fingers); drummer Mark Ball who has worked in improv and contemporary music, and is a noted Ondes Martenot player; and bassist and composer Paul Downing--in an album of explorative and embracing improvisation with lyrical and relaxed approaches to jazz.

Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet: Eudaimonia Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet:
Eudaimonia

(FMR -- UK )

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The Portuguese ensemble Nau Quartet led by alto saxophonist Jose Lencastre, with Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano and Hernani Faustino on bass (both members of Red Trio) plus Joao Lencastre on drums, in their second album of beautifully hazy improvisation, building and receding in authoritative conversations of innovative and inspired playing; excellent.

Dunmall, Paul / Alan Niblock / Mark Sanders: Dark Energy Dunmall, Paul / Alan Niblock / Mark Sanders:
Dark Energy

(FMR -- UK )

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Recording in the studio in Derry, North Ireland in 2015, the trio of saxophonist Paul Dunmall on tenor with Alan Niblock on bass and Mark Sanders on drums present 5 exemplary jazz improvisations, Dunmall slowly building his solos with incredible displays of dexterity, but also with beautiful lyrical smears and expressions, as the bass and drums flurry around him; profound.

Mezei, Szilard / Albert Markos Duo: KOD Mezei, Szilard / Albert Markos Duo:
KOD

(FMR -- UK )

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Improvised duos between Serbian violist Szilard Mezei and Hungarian cellist Albert Markos, for more than 15 years, with two previous albums recorded (Korom (Creative Sources, 2008), and "Der" (Bandcamp, 2016), this third album presents 5 interconnected works of subtle and impressive technique as the two string players trade approaches in a fascinating conversation.

Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble: Citromfa [2CDS] Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble:
Citromfa [2CDS]

(FMR -- UK )

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Violist Szilard Mezei's Serbian jazz-folk group Tul a Tiszan Innen Ensemble is a twelve-piece band that functions as a small orchestra playing a range of complex to spacious compositions and arrangements from Mezei, using themes from Hungarian folk songs from Vojvodina to create expansive compositions over which the adept members of his ensemble improvise.

Ikui Doki (Bernado / Mayot / Rinaudo): Ikui Doki Ikui Doki (Bernado / Mayot / Rinaudo):
Ikui Doki

(Ayler -- France )

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Winners of the Jazz Migration and tour JMF 2018, the chamber jazz trio of Sophie Bernado (bassoon), Hugues Mayot (saxophone & clarinet) and Rafaelle Rinaudo (harp & effects) share their passion for creative music that embraces composition and improvisation, springboarding off composers like Debussy while transferring warmth and vision into free jazz; magnificent.

Ambarchi, Oren & Jim O'Rourke w/ Special Guest U-Zhaan: Hence [VINYL] Ambarchi, Oren & Jim O'Rourke w/ Special Guest U-Zhaan:
Hence [VINYL]

(Editions Mego -- Austria )

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Accompanied by Japanese master tabla player U-zhaan, the 3rd album from Australian guitarist and experimenter Oren Ambarchi and Chicago/NY/Japan musician Jim O'Rourke uses U-zhaan's warmly active rhythms as a platform for shifting sounds and resonant repetition, hypnotic and psychedelic as it draws the listener into wonderful swirls of sound.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Oneness [3 CDs] Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Oneness [3 CDs]

(Leo -- USA )

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A significant release culminating the partnership of saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp, a distillation of their work after 8 duo recordings and dozens of collaborative albums, this 3 CD presents their work together in nearly telepathic terms: sympathetic and intimate without irascibility, a beautiful and introspective reflection of a shared ethic.

Carlson, Dustin (w/ Mitchell / Gentile / Hopkins / Morgan / Trudel / Gouker): Air Ceremony Carlson, Dustin (w/ Mitchell / Gentile / Hopkins / Morgan / Trudel / Gouker):
Air Ceremony

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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A strong album of modern creative jazz from New York guitarist Dustin Carlson, in a septet with Matt Mitchell on synth, Kate Gentile on drums, Adam Hopkins on bass, Nathaniel Morgan on alto saxophone, Eric Trudel on baritone saxophone, Danny Gouker on trumpet, sophisticated, intricate, lyrical and compelling compositions driving the enthusiasm and exuberance of their "ceremony"!

Surruralists, Les (Bull / Normand / Grossman / Jacques / Berirau): La Way Qu'a Do Surruralists, Les (Bull / Normand / Grossman / Jacques / Berirau):
La Way Qu'a Do

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Slyly crossing modern improv and EAI approaches in a surreal take on early bottleneck, banjo and slide blues styles from the Quebec quintet of Arthur Bull on harmonica, voice, guitar & electronics, Eric Normand on banjo, voice & bass, Ben Grossman on "old wheel", Anne-Francoise Jacques on engines, and Gabriel Rochette on trombone; sincere and eccentric.

Insect-ions (Pascal Landry / Mick Barr): out.over.forever Insect-ions (Pascal Landry / Mick Barr):
out.over.forever

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Acoustic guitar intermeshes with electric guitar as Canadian guitarist Pascal Landry and New York guitarist Mick Barr, both of whom play in heavy rock and free improvisation settings, meet in Queens, NY to record this intense album of free playing using a diverse set of approaches, intertwining their strings in an insectile swarm of notes and timbres.

Plant (Jim Denley / Eric Normand): II Plant (Jim Denley / Eric Normand):
II

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Separated by 1,000 KMs and speaking a different language, the collaboration of Quebec bassist Eric Normand and Australian saxophonist Jim Denley, both dedicated experimenters, share a common aesthetic in free improvisation as they release their third album: five dialogs using reeds, electric bass, drums, objects and tools to create unusual sonic conversations.

BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Kurilo): Sunstroke BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Kurilo):
Sunstroke

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Super heavy free jazz with a rock sensibility that also quotes and references the greats, including a track dedicated to Charles Mingus, from the Moscow trio of Dmitry Lapshin on double bass, Anton Ponomarev on saxophone, and Yaroslav Kurilo on drums, founded in 2008 but only now gaining global acknowledgement of their informed and ferocious brand of improv.

BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Kurilo): Sunstroke [VINYL] BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Kurilo):
Sunstroke [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Super heavy free jazz with a rock sensibility that also quotes and references the greats, including a track dedicated to Charles Mingus, from the Moscow trio of Dmitry Lapshin on double bass, Anton Ponomarev on saxophone, and Yaroslav Kurilo on drums, founded in 2008 but only now gaining global acknowledgement of their informed and ferocious brand of improv.

Chicago Edge Ensemble (Phillips / Drake / Williams / Bishop / Pablan): Insidious Anthem Chicago Edge Ensemble (Phillips / Drake / Williams / Bishop / Pablan):
Insidious Anthem

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Drawing together some of Chicago's finest improvisers--leader Dan Phillips on guitar, Mars Williams on saxophones, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Krzysztof Pabian on double bass, and Hamid Drake on drums--for their second album, a balance set of creative jazz tunes with solid compositions that lend themsevles to exultant soloing, unusual sonic moments, and great collective playing.

Zorn, John: In A Convex Mirror Zorn, John:
In A Convex Mirror

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Three pieces of "sonic voodoo" with John Zorn improvising on saxophone over the hypnotic Hatian influenced drumming of Ches Smith, while Downtown NY experimenter Ikue Mori provides swirls of sound and other aural additions, Zorn's incredible technique, lyrical skills and unusual twists and turns keeping the listener captivated over compelling and rich rhythm.

Bailey, Derek / Vertrek Ensemble: Departures Bailey, Derek / Vertrek Ensemble:
Departures

(Volatile Records -- Canada )

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After only their first album as a duo, the Edmonton, Canada duo Vertrek Ensemble of Vadim Budman on electric and acoustic guitar & cornet and Ron de Jong on percussion, travelled to London in 1998 to record a session with legendary free improviser Derek Bailey, this album of open-minded, uniquely voiced and beautifully captured improvisation the result.

Vertrek Ensemble : Another Idea Of North Vertrek Ensemble :
Another Idea Of North

(Volatile Records -- Canada )

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The Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Vertrek Ensemble of Vadim Budman on guitars and trumpet and Ron de Jong on percussion, in their first album, collecting solos, duos, and trios with guests Mark Kelly on banjo and Ian Birse on guitar & effects, predating their albums with legendary improvisers Derek Bailey and Euguene Chadbourne.

Nabatov, Simon String Trio: Situations Nabatov, Simon String Trio:
Situations

(Leo -- UK )

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As much a composed work as a work of improvisation, pianist and composer Simon Nabatov's String Trio with Garteh Lubbe on viola and Ben Davis perform six Nabatov compositions, chamber jazz works that express in both buyouantly intricate and languourosly beautiful abstraction, each piece leaving room for each player to improvise and express themselves.

Watts, Heath / M.J. Williams / Nancy Owens / Blue Armstrong : Sensoria Watts, Heath / M.J. Williams / Nancy Owens / Blue Armstrong :
Sensoria

(Leo -- UK )

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Saxophonist Heath Watts' 3rd Leo release is an album of free improvisation with three Montana jazz mavens--Blue Armstrong on double bass, MJ Williams on trombone, piano & melodica, and Nancy Owens on violin--in nine recordings of sophisticated and intelligent interaction that naturally evolves new directions of irrepressibly enjoyable and diverse conversation.

Mitchell, Roscoe Sextet: Sound Mitchell, Roscoe Sextet:
Sound

(Delmark -- USA )

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A much-need reissue of saxophone, reed & wind player Roscoe Mitchell's landmark 1966 free jazz album, advancing the concepts of the AACM through improvisation that incorporates texture, space, and interaction in free playing that doesnt't rely on cathartic playing, but instead uses collective exploration of "sound", opening doors to new and still-modern approaches to jazz.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Vertek Ensemble: Dimsum, Dodgers, And Dangerous Nights Chadbourne, Eugene / Vertek Ensemble:
Dimsum, Dodgers, And Dangerous Nights

(Volatile Records -- Canada )

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Documenting the meeting of guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, also singing on "If I Were a Bell", with the Edmonton, CA-based Vertrek Ensemble of Ron de Jong on percussion and Vadim Budman on guitars and trumpet, in a city Chadbourne lived in 25 years prior, as he returns for a serious and well recorded album of informed free improv, plus one solo Chad track from a concert during his visit.

Ewen, Sandy / Weasel Walter: Idiomatic Ewen, Sandy / Weasel Walter:
Idiomatic

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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Uniquely voice free improvisation from the duo of guitarist Sandy Ewen, rejecting effects in favor of extended techniques and non-standard approaches that employ Ewen's simple preparations made with ordinary objects, and Walter's applying unconventional rhythmic strategies and live electronic processing, resulting in 3 detailed and unexpected dialogs.

Walter, Weasel : Skhiizm Walter, Weasel :
Skhiizm

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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Drummer Weasel Walter turns to his love of furious metallic music in this intimidating album of chaotic, noisy skronk rock in a solo album played on guitars, drums and electronics accompanied by distorted grunts that add a disturbing layer to the madness; aggressively skillful and demanding, intended to be played LOUD, with a take-no-prisoners, no-apology attitude.

Evans, Peter / Weasel Walter: Poisonous Evans, Peter / Weasel Walter:
Poisonous

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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"Poisonous" is an auditory hallucination created with simple tools--acoustic trumpet and drums--from NY free improvisers Peter Evans and Weasel Walter, presenting seven pieces of forceful, modern abstraction, blurring the lines between composition and improvisation in a display of impeccable technical skill, mindboggling energy, and wonderfully twisted inspiration.

Escalante, Martin / Weasel Walter: Lacerate Escalante, Martin / Weasel Walter:
Lacerate

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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A uniquely bizarre and brilliant pairing between drummer Weasel Walter and saxophonist Martin Escalante, Walter an incessantly active drummer, here in absurdly impressive technique on drums and bass pedal in the face of and complementing Escalante's truly extreme use of the sax, at times like a steroidal bird call of savage intent; jaw dropping!

Raia, Antonio : Asylum [VINYL] Raia, Antonio :
Asylum [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Naples tenor saxophonist Antonio Raia's album of solo saxophone improvisations employs a mix of traditional and unusual techniques in 12 concise pieces that fragment "scraps" of melody into a diverse ruminating streams, recorded at the city's Filangeri Asylum by sound artist Renato Fiorito, using ten microphones to capture the unique qualities of the space.

Hamar Trio (Holm / Faustino / Morao): Yesterday Is Here Hamar Trio (Holm / Faustino / Morao):
Yesterday Is Here

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Drawing from two live performances, one at Salao Brazil in Coimbra, the other at SMUP Parede in Lisbon, from the trio of Norwegian multi-reedist Klaus Ellerhusen Holm (Ballrog), and Portuguese double bassist Hernani Faustino (Red Trio) and drummer/percussionist Nuno Morao (The Selva), for four spontaneous improvisations of great depth and mastery.

Clarke, Zack: Mesophase Clarke, Zack:
Mesophase

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Mesophase: matter that is neither liquid or solid, sharing properties of both; pianist and electronic artistZack Clarke's inspired album shares properties of improvisation, experimental/ea and through-composed music, performed with fellow NY-ers Chris Irvine (cello), Charlotte Greve (winds), Nick Dunston (double bass), and Leonid Galaganov (percussion, waterphone & shakuhachi).

Toscano, Ricardo Quartet : Feat. Joao Pedro Coelho, Romeu Tristao & Joao Lopes Pereira Toscano, Ricardo Quartet :
Feat. Joao Pedro Coelho, Romeu Tristao & Joao Lopes Pereira

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Ricardo Toscano's Quartet with Joao Pedro Coelho on piano, Romeu Tristao on bass, and Joao Lopes Pereira on drums, a great example of modern Portuguese mainstream jazz that pays homage to the masters of bop and the Blue Note era, in a lyrical album of Toscano original compositions, alongside a rendering of Herbie Hancock's "The Sorcerer".

Cusa, Francesco & The Assassins Meets Duccio Bertini: Black Poker Cusa, Francesco & The Assassins Meets Duccio Bertini:
Black Poker

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Italian free improv quartet The Assassins (Francesco Cusa, drums; Giulio Stermieri, piano; Flavio Zanuttini, trumpet; Giovanni Benvenuti, sax) joins together with the classical chamber string ensemble, Florence Art Quartet (Daniele Iannaccone, violin; Lorenzo Borneo, violin; Agostino Mattioni, viola; Cristiano Sacchi, cello) in a wonderful hybrid of both approaches.

Zanuttini, Flavio Opacipapa: Born Baby Born Zanuttini, Flavio Opacipapa:
Born Baby Born

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Italian trumpeter Falvio Zanuttini (Arbe Garbe) leads his bassless trio with Piero Bittolo Bon on alto sax and Marco D'Orlando on drums through 8 Zanuttini compositions, exciting free jazz with a lyrical bent and a playful attitude, the unique orchestration driving the players into post-bop territory with great parallel interaction in the horns and swinging drums - impressive!

Way Ahead, The (Roligheten / Alberts / Barno / Aleklint / Stahl / Hoyer / Ostvang): Bells, Ghosts An Way Ahead, The (Roligheten / Alberts / Barno / Aleklint / Stahl / Hoyer / Ostvang):
Bells, Ghosts And Other Saints

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An incredibly informed and modern album of free jazz drawing on an Albert Ayler influence from the Norwegian and Swedish septet of Andre Roligheten on tenor saxophone, clarinet, Kristoffer Alberts on alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, Niklas Barno on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Mattias Stahl on vibraphone, Ola Hoyer on double bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums.

Raia, Antonio : Asylum Raia, Antonio :
Asylum

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Naples tenor saxophonist Antonio Raia's album of solo saxophone improvisations employs a mix of traditional and unusual techniques in 12 concise pieces that fragment "scraps" of melody into a diverse ruminating streams, recorded at the city's Filangeri Asylum by sound artist Renato Fiorito, using ten microphones to capture the unique qualities of the space.

Drone Trio (Davis / Frith / Greenlief): Lantskap Logic Drone Trio (Davis / Frith / Greenlief):
Lantskap Logic

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Recording in the Bay Area at the Mills College Chapel in Oakland, the Drone Trio of Fred Frith on electric guitar, Phillip Greenlief using extended techniques on alto & tenor saxophones, and Evelyn Davis on the Chapel's pipe organ, use the natural resonance of the chapel and their masterful skills as improvisors to evolve fervid and powerfully sonorous environments.

Foster, Michael / Michael Zerang / Katherine Young: Bind the Hand(s) That Feed Foster, Michael / Michael Zerang / Katherine Young:
Bind the Hand(s) That Feed

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Captured at Elastic in Chicago, the free improvising trio of Katherine Young on bassoon & electronics, Michael Zerang on percussion, and Michael Foster on soprano & tenor saxophones, use contrasting timbres and techniques throug wind instruments, percussion and electronics to create unusual and captivating dialog, evolving with great composure, a sense of wonder, and mastery.

Loriot, Frantz / Christian Wolfarth: The Call [VINYL] Loriot, Frantz / Christian Wolfarth:
The Call [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Two unconventional and experimenting improvisers--French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot and Swiss percussionist Christian Wolfarth--in a deceptive album of acoustic improvisation that elusively takes on electric qualities in the hands of these two innovators, seducing the listener through unusual twists and turns of perfectly paced interactions.

Timespine (Sa  / Kilma / Trips): Urban Season Timespine (Sa / Kilma / Trips):
Urban Season

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Resonant and upbeat exploratory free improvisation in the 2nd album from the Portuguese trio of Dead Combo guitarist To Trips, and String Theory members, Adrian Sa on zither, field recordings & reactive software and John Klima on electric fretless bass, in beautifully rambling melodic work with unusual sonic environments and asides, an appealing and absorbing album.

Walter, Weasel : Curses Walter, Weasel :
Curses

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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Drummer/percussionist and electronic artist Weasel Walter's solo album presents 99 tracks that represent 4 large movements of "detailed abstract madness", titled "Curse Against Humanity", "Casting Destruction", "Ode To The Death Of Enemies", and "Cursed in Eternity", each a vicious and intensely captivating set of elusive movement in accord and discord; fascinating.

Chessex, Antoine: Subjectivation [VINYL] Chessex, Antoine:
Subjectivation [VINYL]

(Fragment Factory -- E.U. )

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Using material from solo live performances in San Francisco, Berlin, Zurich and London between 2010 and 2015, composer and sound artist Antoine Chessex developed the two compositions of this album, extracting his electroacoustic altered saxophone work and developing them into larger works that bridge extreme and psychoacoustics approaches with great sonic depth.

Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band: Eugene's Treat Area Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band:
Eugene's Treat Area

(Chadula -- USA )

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Eugene Chadbourne's Contemporary Rock Band is a trio with bassist Jair-Rohm Parker Wells of Machine Gun fame, electronic harmonica master Steven De Bruyn of El Fish and The Rhythm Junks, and Doc Chad himself on electric & acoustic guitars, banjo and voice, in a well-recorded studio album of covers that range from rock, pop, psych, experimental, blues, and a unique cover of "Monk's Dream".

Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band: Sounds Of The Now Generation Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band:
Sounds Of The Now Generation

(Chadula -- USA )

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Doc Chad took his Contemporary Rock Band, here as a quintet with Schroeder on drums, Fisten Titus Waldenfels on fiddle, Jan Fitsen on bass, and Marcello Del Bosco on drums, on a tour of Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, here presenting the best of the tour with recordings of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, plus a solo piece recorded on a vintage acoustic guitar.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Country All The Way Chadbourne, Eugene:
Country All The Way

(Chadula -- USA )

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A mix of songs and instrumentals, with 11 country classic covers, recorded in the studio and on tour from 2017-2018 in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Bulgaria, and the UK including one track from Cafe Oto, in the company of Titus Waldenfels (guitar), Thilo Kuhn (keys), Schroeder (drums), Gary Cherwonka (pedal steel) and Steven De Bruyn (harmonica).

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo: Kikoeru, Tribute to Masaya Kimura Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo:
Kikoeru, Tribute to Masaya Kimura

(Libra -- Japan )

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Completing a year of monthly albums for pianist Satoko Fujii's "kanreki", or 60th birthday, is this impressive and cathartic album written for Fujii's Orchestra Tokyo as a tribute to late tenor saxophonist and 10 year orchestra member Masaya Kimura, with four compositions from Fujii and two from trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, in an album of both profound testimonly and celebratory release.

Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne): Island Virus Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne):
Island Virus

(Tubapede -- USA )

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NY Tuba-driven trio The Gate led by Dan Peck on tuba & effects, with Tom Blancarte on upright electric bass and Brian Osborne on percussion, in a studio album of shorter pieces exploring the dark side of the huge brass instrument and the band's dark, enormous sound, with tongue-in-cheek titles like "Black Bird of Death Spewing Death Puke"; ominously impressive.

Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne): Live! [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne):
Live! [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Tubapede -- USA )

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The NY based, long-running trio The Gate led by Dan Peck on tuba and effects, with double bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer Brian Osborne, in a cassette culled from live concerts in Hannover and Brussels while on a European tour in November of 2015, "a brutally unfiltered representation of The Gate's special brand of spontaneous composition."

Moffett, Joe : More Of It And Closer [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE] Moffett, Joe :
More Of It And Closer [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Tubapede -- USA )

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New York trumpeter Joe Moffett (Earth Tongues) in a solo album of absolutely impressive technique and intensely personal playing, at times using amplifiers and computer applications to generate unique sonic environments for the horn or playing beautifully lyrical tone, timbres, grunts and spits; an album of profound, introspective inner dialog.

Braxton, Anthony (w/ Taylor Ho Bynum / Bob Bresnan): Eight Improvisations (Trio) 2014 [2 CDS] Braxton, Anthony (w/ Taylor Ho Bynum / Bob Bresnan):
Eight Improvisations (Trio) 2014 [2 CDS]

(Tubapede -- USA )

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Eight improvisations over two CDs from Anthony Braxton's trio with frequent collaborator Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet, flugelhorn and bass trumpet, and Bob Bresnan on piano, Braxton performing on sopranino, soprano, alto and baritone saxes, as the trio twists bop and free/experimental jazz in insightful and quick-witted way, a sublime addition to Braxton's catalog.

Musicworks: #132 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#132 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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The final issue of the premier Canadian new music magazine Musicworks' 40th anniversary year, with Darcy Spidle on the cover, plus articles on Luke Nickel, Lina Allemano, Andre Cormier, Joseph Shabason, Thanya Iyer, the Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, plus a 9 track CD with music from Darcy Spidle, Shabason, Iyer, Luke Nickel & Heather Roche, &c. &c.

Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ Michael Bisio): The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 4 Hyperion <i>[Us Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ Michael Bisio):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 4 Hyperion [Used Item]

(Leo -- UK )

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Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatia Liquid Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepatia Liquida [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(577 -- USA )

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Recorded on the last night of 577's Forward Festival 2017 in Brooklyn, the quintet of Daniel Carter (reeds & trumpet), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (piano), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) take their audience on three remarkable journeys of almost chamber-oriented collective free jazz, adventurous and not-to-be-missed examples of modern jazz.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatia Liquid Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepatia Liquida [CD + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(577 -- USA )

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Recorded on the last night of 577's Forward Festival 2017 in Brooklyn, the quintet of Daniel Carter (reeds & trumpet), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (piano), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) take their audience on three remarkable journeys of almost chamber-oriented collective free jazz, adventurous and not-to-be-missed examples of modern jazz.

Tiger Hatchery : Breathing In The Walls Tiger Hatchery :
Breathing In The Walls

(ESP -- USA )

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Raucous and determined free jazz from Chicago's power-jazz trio Tiger Hatchery of Michael Forbes on saxophones, Andrew Scott Young on basses, and Ben Billington on drums, in their fifth album blending noise-rock and intelligent aggression with traditionally unorthodox approaches, keeping their pieces short and stinging as they find order in controlled cacophony.

Tiger Hatchery : Breathing In The Walls [VINYL] Tiger Hatchery :
Breathing In The Walls [VINYL]

(ESP -- USA )

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Raucous and determined free jazz from Chicago's power-jazz trio Tiger Hatchery of Michael Forbes on saxophones, Andrew Scott Young on basses, and Ben Billington on drums, in their fifth album blending noise-rock and intelligent aggression with traditionally unorthodox approaches, keeping their pieces short and stinging as they find order in controlled cacophony.

Mori, Ikue / Christian Ronn: Chordis et Machina [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Mori, Ikue / Christian Ronn:
Chordis et Machina [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Resipiscent Records -- USA )

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A sublime album contrasting the physical acoustics of upright, grand and prepared pianos with elusively slippery electronics, plus some Buchla and Serge synthesizer additions, as New York electroacoustic improviser Ikue Mori and Danish experimenter Christian Ronn meet at the Elektron Musik Studion (EMS) in Stockholm to record this wonderfully hallucinatory album.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Sue Lynch / James O'Sullivan / Joe Wright : Iridescent Strand Chrysakis, Thanos / Sue Lynch / James O'Sullivan / Joe Wright :
Iridescent Strand

(Aural Terrains -- Greece )

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Very much in an AMM mold of electroacoustic improvisation, this album of intense cooperation and sonic depth presents five sections numbered by Roman numerals, performed in the studio by the adept and investigative quintet of Thanos Chrysakis on computer & synthesizers, Sue Lynch on reeds, James O'Sullivan on guitar, and Joe Wright on sax & dynamic feedback system.

Holland, Dave Feat. Evan Parker / Craig Taborn / Ches Smith: Uncharted Territories [3 LPS] Holland, Dave Feat. Evan Parker / Craig Taborn / Ches Smith:
Uncharted Territories [3 LPS]

(Dare2 Records -- E.U. )

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Reuniting bassist Dave Holland with saxophonist Evan Parker, a longtime friend from their early days in London, and joined by Craig Taborn on piano and electronics, and Ches Smith on percussion, as the group performs as a quartet and also in a variety of permutations of duo and trio configurations, in a set of rich and informed dialogs of masterful skill.

Bopp, Christiane: Noyau de Lune Bopp, Christiane:
Noyau de Lune

(Fou Records -- France )

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A tour-de-force of solo improvisation from French trombonist Christiane Bopp, flawlessly captured by sound engineer Jean Marc Foussat, as Bopp transforms her instrument through technical skill, lyrical ability, and unusual technique, creating virtual duets, furtive expression, and thundering emotion, an absolutely impressive example of modern trombone language.

Royston, Rudy: Flatbed Buggy Royston, Rudy:
Flatbed Buggy

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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The third album from drummer Rudy Royston features his new chamber-like quintet featuring Gary Versace (accordion), John Ellis (woodwinds), Hank Roberts (cello) and Joe Martin (bass) playing music inspired by Royston's upbringing in Texas, lyrical and sophisticated modern jazz from a drummer frequently called upon by jazz masters Bill Frisell, JD Allen, or Dave Douglas.

Ward, Greg Presents Rogue Parade: Stomping Off From Greenwood Ward, Greg Presents Rogue Parade:
Stomping Off From Greenwood

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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Returning to his native Chicago after a stint in NYC, saxophonist Greg Ward (Tortoise) formed this new group with Matt Gold and Dave Miller (guitars & effects), Matt Ulery (bass), and Quin Kirchner (drums), recording this impressive album of modern jazz: lyrical, funky and perfectly paced, engaging but never indulgent, with unexpected compositional twists and turns.

Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore: After Caroline [VINYL] Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore:
After Caroline [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The fourth release from Chicago bass clarinetist Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore, a trio with Jason Roebke on bass and New York drummer Mike Pride, playing modern creative jazz with a twisted melodic sense through Stein's original compositions, alongside one collective comoposition and John Coltrane's "26-2", a great example of 21st century jazz.



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