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Braxton, Anthony Trio & Quintet: Town Hall (Trio & Quintet) 1972 Braxton, Anthony Trio & Quintet:
Town Hall (Trio & Quintet) 1972

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Braxton's 1972 Town Hall, NY concert with the great lineup of Dave Holland, Philip Wilson, John Stubblefield, Jeanne Lee, and Barry Altschul, an early example of his numbered compositions

Fields, Scott Ensemble: Barclay Fields, Scott Ensemble:
Barclay

(Ayler -- France )

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Guitarist and composer Scott Fields presents the 3rd installment of his Beckett Trilogy, based on the writings of Irish novelist and poet Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906-1989), whose ironic black comedies Fields characterizes musically in instrumental compositions performed by his quartet with cellist Scott Roller, drummer Domnik Mahnig, and saxophonist Matthias Schubert.

Musique Action #4 (Marclay / Jauniaux / Minton / Yoshihide / Parkins / Weston / Vatcher / Luc Ex): M Musique Action #4 (Marclay / Jauniaux / Minton / Yoshihide / Parkins / Weston / Vatcher / Luc Ex):
Madame Luckerniddle - Tribute to Tom Cora

(Vand'Oeuvre -- France )

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The fourth of a collection dedicated to the French Musique Action Festival, here in a tribute to Tom Cora recorded in 1998 with Catherine Jauniaux, Phil Minton, Zeena Parkins, Christian Marclay, Otomo Yoshihide, Veryan Weston, &c. &c.

Polwechsel / Fennesz: wrapped islands Polwechsel / Fennesz:
wrapped islands

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Siewert, Martin / Martin Brandlmayr: Too Beautiful to Burn Siewert, Martin / Martin Brandlmayr:
Too Beautiful to Burn

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Braxton, Anthony: Dortmund (Quartet) 1976 Braxton, Anthony:
Dortmund (Quartet) 1976

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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An essential album in Braxton's catalog, this 1976 recording at the Jazzfestival "Jazz Life" in Dortmund, German with the superb quartet of Dave Holland on bass, Barry Altschul on drums & percussion, and George Lewis on trombone, in an album of post-bop avant modern jazz performing five Braxton numbered compositions; challengingly brilliant and exhilarating!

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman: Time Gone Out Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman:
Time Gone Out

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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At around 20 years of collaboration, the duo of pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and violinist Mark Feldman has redefined the dialog between European and American approaches to improvisation and composition, bridging traditional and modern approaches, here in a studio album of power and restraint, energy and fragility, discipline and freedom.

Hawkins, Chester: Metabolism Quartet / Nocturne For Poppy [CASSETTE] Hawkins, Chester:
Metabolism Quartet / Nocturne For Poppy [CASSETTE]

(Zeromoon/ Intangible Arts -- USA )

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Electro-psychedelic explorer Chester Hawkins presenting two live performances in Washington DC -- one recorded in isolation at Intangible Arts' studio (4th September 2018) and one in public at Rhizome community arts space (8th September 2018) -- improvised autopsies of Lutoslawski's String Quartet by means of three granular synth engines and one tape-edit/concrete emulator.

Mengelberg, Misha: Two Days In Chicago [2 CDs] Mengelberg, Misha:
Two Days In Chicago [2 CDs]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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In 1998 European legendary free improvising pianist Misha Mengelberg spent two days in Chicago, recording in the studio and then live at The Velvet Lounge in a variety of settings of collective free playing and covering Monk tunes, with the support of Ken Vandermark, Fred Anderson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Hamid Drake, Ab BAars, Wilbert de Joode, &c.

Parker, Evan / Matthew Wright / Trance Map+: Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf Parker, Evan / Matthew Wright / Trance Map+:
Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Composed by saxophonist Evan Parker and electronic artist Matthew Right, "Trance Map" has Parker triggering interactions with samples from Wright's record collection, reshaped by live processing, here in an incredible expanded performance at Konfrontationen 2017 with Adam Linson on bass & electronics, John Coxon on turntable & electronics, and Ashley Wales on electronics.

Somersaults (Olie Brice / Tobias Delius / Mark Sanders): Numerology of Birdsong Somersaults (Olie Brice / Tobias Delius / Mark Sanders):
Numerology of Birdsong

(West Hill Records -- USA )

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Having supported Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, Mikolaj Trzaska, Ken Vandermark, &c., the UK rhythm section of Olie Brice on double bass and Mark Sanders on drums joined forces for their own Somersaults trio with tenor saxophonist Tobias Delius (ICP), this second album an example of their buoyant, optimistically playful and melodically charged free improvisation.

Takase, Aki: Hokusai Piano Solo Takase, Aki:
Hokusai Piano Solo

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Under the inspiration of Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai, Berlin-based improvising pianist Aki Takase recorded these impressive works over two days at the Sendesaal Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, some live during an award ceremony where she was awarded The Berlin Jazz Prize, some in the studio, including a duo with pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach.

Tippett, Keith: The Unlonely Raindancer Tippett, Keith:
The Unlonely Raindancer

(Discus -- UK )

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Mujician pianist Keith Tippetts embarked on his first solo tour in 1979, capturing these concert recordings that were originally released in 1980 on vinyl on the Universe Label; long out of print, Discus has revived these extraordinary recordings, showing the incredible technical abilities, endurance, and quick-witted creative powers of this legendary improviser.

Eclectic Maybe Band: Reflections In A Moebius Ring Mirror Eclectic Maybe Band:
Reflections In A Moebius Ring Mirror

(Discus -- UK )

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The second album of this Guy Segers (Univers Zero) project in an eclectic ensemble of improvisers, rock musicians and experimenters, a genre-defying project of primarily instrumental work with interventions of song, merging acoustic & electric instruments with electronics, live improvisation with studio manipulation, to find new forms of mesmerizing music.

Frostlake: Ice & Bone Frostlake:
Ice & Bone

(Discus -- UK )

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The second album from multi-instrumentalist Frostlake (Jan Todd, also of Orchestra of The Upper Atmosphere), hallucinatory songs of layered vocals accompanied by the creative bass of Terry Todd, for rich atmospheres with warm instrumentation augmented by field recordings; absorbing music that draws its listeners into their beautiful, psychedelic dream states.

Beck Hunters: Has It Been Found? Beck Hunters:
Has It Been Found?

(Discus -- UK )

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UK Tenor saxophonist and bassoonist Beck Hunter (Feet Packets, Gated Community) leads his trio with Anton Hunter on guitar and Johnny Hunter on drums, their second album of confident, self-possessed free improvisation with both an assertive edge and excellent exploratory moments, a sense of humor and a serious intent, a great example of collective improv.

Zerang, Michael: Assyrian Caesarean [VINYL] Zerang, Michael:
Assyrian Caesarean [VINYL]

(Holidays Records -- Italy )

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His first solo album in a career spanning back to 1976, Chicago percussionist Michael Zerang presents a diverse set of improvisations demonstrating the wealth of approaches he has developed over the year, including the use of vibrating drumhead surfaces, expressive friction passages, multiple timbre percussion, and straight up trap-set drumming; absolutely impressive.

Hawkins, Chester: Cops Need Serial Numbers [USB mp3 & wav + pdf] Hawkins, Chester:
Cops Need Serial Numbers [USB mp3 & wav + pdf]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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DC electronic explorer Chester Hawkins releases this limited edition album of 50 copies shaped in a metal bullet that unscrews to reveal a USB drive with more than 4 hours of extended forays into psychedelic electronics, synth and tabletop guitar, journeys of hard drone & abstract concrete elements, in mp3 & wav format with a pdf, housed in a handsome black case.

Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida: Ascension Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida:
Ascension

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

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The collaboration between Magaibutsu label leader, Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji, The World Heritage, &c) on drums, keyboards & voice, and Heldon mastermind Richard Pinhas on guitar & effects, continues with this CD of live material from their 2014 Japanese tour, extending the 2015 "Live in Japan" album, including the 8-part "Ascension".

NYUK (Nasuno / Yoshida / Uchihashi / Nasuki): NYUK NYUK (Nasuno / Yoshida / Uchihashi / Nasuki):
NYUK

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

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An extension of the Korekyojinn band of Nasuno Mitsuru, Yoshida Tatsuya, and Kido Natsuki, by adding guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa (Altered States, Ground Zero, Innocent Records), for eight intense improvisations recorded at Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo in 2013, a startling album of jaw-dropping polyrhythmic, avant rock interaction and intention; spectacular.

Parker, Evan: Evan Parker With Birds - For Steve Lacy [VINYL] Parker, Evan:
Evan Parker With Birds - For Steve Lacy [VINYL]

(Treader -- UK )

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A 2019 reissue of Evan Parker's 2004 album dedicated to Steve Lacy, recording in the studio in a virtual duet with bird recordings captured by Geoff Sample, Charles & Heather Myers, Jean C. Roche, Myles North & Eric Simms, alongside location field recordings by Ashley Wales, Parker performing on soprano and tenor sax in a wonderful dialog of creative skill and wit.

Sun Ra: The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume 2 [VINYL] Sun Ra:
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume 2 [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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More explorations of outer space by the spokesman for the space age, 1965 studio recordings with Marhsall Allen, John Gilmore, Walter Miller, Ronnie Boykins, &c.

Sun Ra: The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume One [VINYL] Sun Ra:
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume One [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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LP remaster with mp3 download of the 1st volume in Sun Ra's "Heliocentric World" set recorded in NYC, 1965, music that was "light years beyond "free jazz" improvisation".

Ayler, Albert Quartets: Spirits To Ghosts Revisited (remastered) Ayler, Albert Quartets:
Spirits To Ghosts Revisited (remastered)

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Three variations of quartet settings from iconoclastic free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, remastering and combining two Debut Records albums, "Spirits" from 1964 with Norman Howard (trumpet), Sunny Murray (drums), and alternating bass between Henry Grimes & Earle Henderson; and 1965's "Ghosts" on Debut Records with Don Cherry (trumpet), Gary Peacock (bass), and Sunny Murray.

Brown, Marion: Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered) Brown, Marion:
Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered)

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Merging and remastering two essential albums from free jazz saxophonist Marion Brown: his 1966 ESP album "Marion Brown Quartet" with trumpeter Alan Shorter, bassist Reggie Johnson and percussionist Rahied Ali; and his 1967 Fontana album "Juba-Lee" in a septet with Reggie Johnson, drummer Beaver Harris, pianist Dave Burrell, trombonist Grachan Moncur III & saxophonist Bennie Maupin.

Rocher, Christophe / Joe Fonda / Harvey Sorgen: New Origin Rocher, Christophe / Joe Fonda / Harvey Sorgen:
New Origin

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The trio of bassist Joe Fonda, drummer Harvey Sorgen and clarinetist Christopher Rocher in an album dedicated to reedist Perry Robinson, a heartfelt album balancing structured composition and collective work, with authoritative free playing from all three as Rocher switches between bass clarinet and b-flat, Fonda plucks and bows, and Sorgen skilfully mixes it up.

Shipp, Matthew / Mark Helias / Gordon Grdina: Skin and Bones Shipp, Matthew / Mark Helias / Gordon Grdina:
Skin and Bones

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Recording two days after their concert in British Columbia, BC at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art's Skin And Bones Music Series, the trio of pianist Matthew Shipp, guitarist Gordon Grdina and bassist Mark Helias captured these collective improvisations at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver BC, titling their album after their well-received concert.

R.A.N. (Albert Cirera / Rafal Mazur / Nicolas Field): Five Spontaneous Ones R.A.N. (Albert Cirera / Rafal Mazur / Nicolas Field):
Five Spontaneous Ones

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The UK/Europe trio of Albert Cirera on saxophones, Rafal Mazur on bass guitar, and Nicolas Field on drums, in five ordinal improvisations recorded at Alchemia Club in 2018, for a concert of vigorously assertive playing and seething interactive layers, laying back at times to build their progressions, ending the concert with an explorative "Fifth" improvisation.

Big Tent (Jerome Kitzke / Steve Rust / Harvey Sorgen): I Am Waiting Big Tent (Jerome Kitzke / Steve Rust / Harvey Sorgen):
I Am Waiting

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The New York trio of pianist Jerome Kitzke, bassist Steve Rust on electric and acoustic, and drummer/percussionist Harvey Sorgen, alternate consummately clever approaches to collective playing with Kitzke's humorously ironic and insightful reading of four poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti from his book "A Coney Island of the Mind", in honor of his 100th birthday.

Bishop, Jeb Flex Quartet: Re-Collect Bishop, Jeb Flex Quartet:
Re-Collect

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A set of Jeb Bishop compositions performed at The Hungry Brain in Chicago, from the inventively lyrical quartet of Jeb Bishop (trombone), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Frank Rosaly (drums), and Jason Roebke (bass), performing music written for this same quartet at the invitation of Ken Vandermark for the Okka Festival 7 in Milwaukee; optimistic and joyful modern jazz!

McPhee, Joe / John Edwards / Klaus Kugel: A Night In Alchemia McPhee, Joe / John Edwards / Klaus Kugel:
A Night In Alchemia

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The working trio of New York trumpeter & saxophonist Joe McPhee, London double bassist John Edwards, and German drummer Klaus Kugel, actively touring through Europe since 2017, are heard live at Alchemia in Krakow, Poland in 2018, for four monumental examples of free improvisation in superlative playing with intense rhythmic interaction and deeply expressive soloing.

Lossing, Russ Trio: Ways Lossing, Russ Trio:
Ways

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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An essential part of the New York jazz scene since the mid-80s, pianist Russ Lossing's compositions employ concept and space in unique and personal ways, as heard in these 8 original works performed with his trio of long-time collaborators, double bassist Masa Kamaguchi and drummer Billy Mintz, for an album of highly evolved and lyrically sophisticated music.

Shipp, Matthew : Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo Shipp, Matthew :
Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Captured live at the 2016 Jazz at the Factory Festival in Sao Paulo, this addition to New York pianist Matthew Shipp's catalog finds the masterful player presenting his own compositions like "Symbol Systems", "Gamma Ray" or "Invisible" light alongside unique takes on "Angel Eyes", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Yesterdays" and "Summertime".

von Orelli, Marco / Tommy Meier / Luca Sisera / Sheldon Suter: Lotus Crash von Orelli, Marco / Tommy Meier / Luca Sisera / Sheldon Suter:
Lotus Crash

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Trumpeter Marco von Orelli's piano-less quartet with Tommy Meier on tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, Luca Sisera on double bass, and Sheldon Suter on drums is caught live at Theater am Gleis, in Winterthur, Switzerland in 2018, and at Boudoir au Revoir, the same year, performing von Orelli's compellingly clever compositions, plus one each from Adam lane and Tommy Meier.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Electric Telepat Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Electric Telepathy, Vol. 1

(577 -- USA )

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Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter's Telepathic Band with Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (keyboards), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) present their first volume of "psych-jazz", in actively mesmerizing music that explores the border between the "default world" and the "dream world", a meditation on electricity through profound playing.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Electric Telepat Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Electric Telepathy, Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter's Telepathic Band with Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (keyboards), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) present their first volume of "psych-jazz", in actively mesmerizing music that explores the border between the "default world" and the "dream world", a meditation on electricity through profound playing.

Carter, Daniel / Stelios Mihas / Irma Nejando / Federico Ughi: Radical Invisibility [VINYL] Carter, Daniel / Stelios Mihas / Irma Nejando / Federico Ughi:
Radical Invisibility [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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Debut of this group named by NY multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, with Stelios Mihas on guitar, Federico Ughi on drums, and (mysterious) Irma Nejando on bass, presenting this studio album of free, well-matched and interactive collective improvisations of acoustic and electric instrumentation, each track dedicated to artists who inspired the members of the quartet.

Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein: Broken Fall (VINYL) Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein:
Broken Fall (VINYL)

(577 -- USA )

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Pulling inspiration from disparate influences such as early liturgical music, Ornette Coleman, Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, Milford Graves, and composers Morton Feldman and Lou Harrison, Kid Millions and Sarah Bernstein create a cyclical form of spontaneous thematic music through powerful electronics, wild vocalizations, and unrelenting drum textures.

Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders: Shifa:  Live at Cafe Oto [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders:
Shifa: Live at Cafe Oto [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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"Shifa", or "Healing", is the London-based trio of saxophonist Rachel Musson, pianist Pat Thomas, and drummer Mark Sanders, here in a live concert at Cafe Oto in 2018 of two collective improvisations of arching sax lines, rolling and potent drumming, powerful block chords and intricate lines, from dark to joyful moments, an intoxicating tonic for the ears.

Sturge Anthony & McKenzie II, Donald  (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Verno Sturge Anthony & McKenzie II, Donald (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon Reid, CX Kidtronik):
Silenced [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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A six track album from drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II written about the abuse of force from those charged to protect us, in a series of duos with amazing performances from guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Arnold Lee, bassist Melvin Gibbs, bassist Dave Hofstra, guitarist Vernon Reid, and drummer/keyboardist CX KIDTRONIX; disturbing and important work.

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

(Fataka -- Great Britain )

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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.

Dunmall, Paul / John Adams / Mark Sanders: Ghostly Thoughts Dunmall, Paul / John Adams / Mark Sanders:
Ghostly Thoughts

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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"Paul Dunmall is coming on. For years, the English saxophonist has racked up impressive credentials with, among others, Mujician, London Jazz Composers Orchestra and Elton Dean. Yet, recordings under his leadership, such as the striking...

Eskelin, Ellery / Andrea Parkins / Jim Black: Kulak, 29 & 30 Eskelin, Ellery / Andrea Parkins / Jim Black:
Kulak, 29 & 30

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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"Kulak, 29 and 30 was recorded live at Kulak, Berikon, Switzerland, on October 29 and 30, 1997, by the innovative trio of Ellery Eskelin (tenor saxophone), Andrea Parkins (accordion and sampler), and Jim Black (percussion). In the liner...

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Beyond the Holy Mountain Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Beyond the Holy Mountain

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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With a core of Leap of Faith members (David Peck, Glynis Lomon & Yuri Zbitnov) along with trumpet, bass, computer & electronics, Moog, and analog synth, this rendering of Boston's far-ranging collective, using David Peck's framework compositions and arsenal of instruments, takes their listeners through controlled cosmic chaos with recitation and electronic companionship; wild!

Surplus 1980: Pigeon Obstacle Course Surplus 1980:
Pigeon Obstacle Course

(Dephine Knormal Musik -- Czech Republic )

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Created out of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and drummer/percussionist Moe Staiano's Mute Socialite, this 7-piece improvising rock band turns rock on it's side in mostly instrumental, energetically complex and twisted rock pieces with acerbic social narrative, the band employing three drummers, bass & two guitars, piano and trumpet from Darren Johnston.

Surplus 1980: Pigeon Obstacle Course  [VINYL + 7''] Surplus 1980:
Pigeon Obstacle Course [VINYL + 7'']

(Dephine Knormal Musik -- Czech Republic )

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Created out of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and drummer/percussionist Moe Staiano's Mute Socialite, this 7-piece improvising rock band turns rock on it's side in mostly instrumental, energetically complex and twisted rock pieces with acerbic social narrative, the band employing three drummers, bass & two guitars, piano and trumpet from Darren Johnston.

Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark:
Invitation To A Dream

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.

Vandermark, Ken (w/ Lytton / Mori / Davis / Parker / Drake): Momentum 4: Consequent Duos 2015>2019 [ Vandermark, Ken (w/ Lytton / Mori / Davis / Parker / Drake):
Momentum 4: Consequent Duos 2015>2019 [5-CD BOX]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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A limited box set collecting duo recordings featuring Ken Vandermark in collaboration with internationally and acclaimed musicians -- Kris Davis, Hamid Drake, Paul Lytton, Ikue Mori, and William Parker -- documented on 5 CDs that were recorded during performances at Vandermark's 2nd Stone residency in NYC, January 2018, and at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago.

Morris, Joe / Evan Parker: The Village Morris, Joe / Evan Parker:
The Village

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Two innovators and masters of free improvisation meet in New York City's Greenwich House--NY guitarist Joe Morris and London saxophonist Evan Parker on soprano and tenor--to record these two extended improvisations of rapid parallel and intertwining dialog, both taking a non-frenetic approach to intensely virtuosic skill on their instrument; fascinating.

Parker, Evan / Lotte Anker / Torben Snekkestad: Inference Parker, Evan / Lotte Anker / Torben Snekkestad:
Inference

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Three saxophonists -- Evan Parker, Lotte Anker, and Torben Snekkestad -- all on soprano sax plus Anker on tenor and Snekkestad on trumpet, in a primarily reed trio performing live in in Copenhagen, Denmark at KoncertKirken Blagards Plads, in two highly interactive improvisations that explore harmonic interaction, interference, and tonal intersections; fascinating!

SLD Trio (Shocron / Lamonega / Diaz): El Contorno del Espacio SLD Trio (Shocron / Lamonega / Diaz):
El Contorno del Espacio

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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The third SLD Trio album from the Argentinian free improvising band with a strong NY presence of pianist Paula Shoctron (also narrating on "Transformacion"), bassist German Lamonega, and Pablo Diaz, in ten diverse and confident recordings, performing compositions from each musicians one collective improvisation, and Duke Ellington's "Melancholia".

Kaucic, Zlatko Quintet: Morning Patches Kaucic, Zlatko Quintet:
Morning Patches

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Using the natural resonance of the St. Martin's Church, in Smartno, Slovenia, percussionist Zlatko Kaucic leads the quintet of Michael Moore on alto sax & clarinet, Marco Colonna on clarinet & bass clarinet, Albert Cirera on tenor sax, and Silvia Bolognesi on Double Bass, in ten conversations from cinematic conversation to commandingly interactive.

Large Unit: Rio Fun [VINYL] Large Unit:
Rio Fun [VINYL]

(PNL -- Norway )

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Recorded live at the end of the first European tour of 2015 at the Bimhuis club in Amsterdam, this limited EP shows Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit in an extended and multi-sectioned piece that evolves in stages, ultimately demonstrating the tight and dynamic interplay of the band and its varied approaches to sound and intense modern jazz.

Quintet, The (Neumann / Andresen / Opsvik / Gutvik / Nilssen-Love): Events 1998-1999 [5 CDs] Quintet, The (Neumann / Andresen / Opsvik / Gutvik / Nilssen-Love):
Events 1998-1999 [5 CDs]

(PNL -- Norway )

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A 5 CD box set that tells the story of The Quintet, which brought two of the most important proponents of Norwegian free jazz in the 60s and 70s--saxophonist Carl Magnus Neumann and bassist Bjornar Andresen--together with younger generation drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, bassist Eivind Opsvik, and guitarist Ketil Gutvik, reissuing their 1999 album and adding 4 studio and live sessions.

Marcus, Michael / Ted Daniel: Duology Marcus, Michael / Ted Daniel:
Duology

(Boxholder -- USA )

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Rasmussen, Mette / Julien Desprez: The Hatch Rasmussen, Mette / Julien Desprez:
The Hatch

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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An exhilarating duo between Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen on alto sax and French electric guitarist Julien Desprez using a variety of effects, recording in France for seven approach-ably twisted dialogs using spectacular technique and a diversity of approaches, from full force playing to introspective textural work, a marvel of spontaneity.

Tapscott, Horace w/ the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and the Great Voice Of Ugmaa: Why Don't You Lis Tapscott, Horace w/ the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and the Great Voice Of Ugmaa:
Why Don't You Listen? - Live at LACMA, 1998

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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Formed in 1961 with the goal of preserving, developing and performing African-American music, pianist Horace Tapscott is heard in this well-recorded concert from 1998, his last public performance, at LACMA in Los Angeles with a 20 piece orchestra including sax, trombone, a 12 member chorus, three bassists, and 3 percussionists; a significant addition to Tapscott's catalog.

Kassap, Sylvain / Benjamin Duboc: Le Funambule Kassap, Sylvain / Benjamin Duboc:
Le Funambule

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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With mystery and drama the duo of clarinetist Sylvain Kassap and double bassist Benjamin Duboc start their performance with whisperings, Kassap's expanded range and vocabulary on the clarinet evocative against Duboc's strong bowing and plucking, as they both take their listeners across a tightrope of carefully balanced, masterfully evolving free conversation.

Sonifications (Banks / Canha / Taylor): The Anthropocene Epoch [CD + DVD] Sonifications (Banks / Canha / Taylor):
The Anthropocene Epoch [CD + DVD]

(FMR -- UK )

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The UK trio of Dan Banks on piano, Jose Canha on double bass, and Trevor Taylor on drums & percussion, reflect on man's influence on climate and the environment in a 2 disc DVD/CD set, transforming data from NASA and Our World in Data into sonic platforms over which they adeptly improvise with lyrical intent; includes a 38 page booklet of photos & text detailing their process.

Wachsmann, Philipp / Trevor Taylor / Paul Medley / Matthew Hutchinson : Old Dreams New Horizons Wachsmann, Philipp / Trevor Taylor / Paul Medley / Matthew Hutchinson :
Old Dreams New Horizons

(FMR -- UK )

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Quartet, trio and duo sessions between Paul Medley on alto saxophone & bass clarinet, Trevor Taylor on percussion & electronics, Matthew Hutchinson on piano, and Philipp Wachsmann on violin & electronics; improv and ea-improv that uses space and patient pacing, merging approaches from Circuit Electro-Acoustic Ensemble with an overall acoustic chamber feel--beautiful.

Pursglove, Percy / Paul Dunmall / Mark Sanders / John Etheridge: Deps Pursglove, Percy / Paul Dunmall / Mark Sanders / John Etheridge:
Deps

(FMR -- UK )

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A smoking session recorded at Bristol Fringe Club, UK in 2019 from the quartet of frequent collaborators Percy Pursglove on bass & trumpet, Mark Sanders on drums, and Paul Dunmall on soprano & tenor saxophones and alto flute, and on this concert John Etheridge (Soft Machine, Zappatistas) on electric guitar, adding great technical skill and intensity to this exceptional concert.

Dunmall / Swell / Owston / Sanders: So Perhaps Dunmall / Swell / Owston / Sanders:
So Perhaps

(FMR -- UK )

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British saxophonist Paul Dunmall and American trombonist Steve Swell in a quartet with master drummer Mark Sanders and emerging UK bassist James Owston took the stage at Jubilee Center Birmingham, UK in 2019 for this dynamic album of collective improvisation, in a staggering concert of powerful technique and upbeat, ultimately swinging free jazz.

Gibbs, Phil / Neil Metcalfe / Adrian Northover / Marcello Magliocchi: The Visitors Gibbs, Phil / Neil Metcalfe / Adrian Northover / Marcello Magliocchi:
The Visitors

(FMR -- UK )

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Bringing diverse experience to collective improvisation, including various associations with Paul Dunmall, the quartet of guitarist Philip Gibbs, flutist Neil Metcalfe, saxophonist Adrian Northover on alto and tenor, and drummer Marcello Magliocchi, are heard in six passionately restrained and technically superb improvisations beautifully recorded in the studio.

Monash Art Ensemble (Grabowsky / Neal / Ford / Hannaford Williamson / Evans / Hope): Here Now Hear [ Monash Art Ensemble (Grabowsky / Neal / Ford / Hannaford Williamson / Evans / Hope):
Here Now Hear [2 CDs]

(FMR -- UK )

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"Here Now Hear" is comprised of nine innovative Australian works commissioned and recorded by the Monash Art Ensemble between 2017 & 2019, featuring an eclectic mix of contemporary cross-genre music by significant Australian composers: Paul Grabowsky, Kate Neal, Andrew Ford, Robert Burke, Cat Hope, Marc Hannaford, Paul Williamson, Johannes Luebbers and Sandy Evans.

Spirit in Spirit (Lencastre / Van der Weide / Govaert): Live at Zaal 100 Spirit in Spirit (Lencastre / Van der Weide / Govaert):
Live at Zaal 100

(FMR -- UK )

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A free jazz project from the trio of Portuguese alto saxophonist Jose Lencastre, French double bassist Raoul Van der Weide, and Dutch drummer Onno Govaert, performing at Amsterdam's Zaal 100 in 2018 for a concert of collective improvisation, intelligent discourse of coherently creative progressions and energetic but never overblown playing; exemplary.

Schindler, Udo / Eric Zwang Eriksson: Poetry?? Ein Wurfelwurf Schindler, Udo / Eric Zwang Eriksson:
Poetry?? Ein Wurfelwurf

(FMR -- UK )

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Udo Schindler marks his 80th Salon fur Klang+Kunst in Munich as his first duo recording with a drummer, in a first-time meeting with long-time acquaintance, drummer/percussionist Eric Zwang Eriksson, joining him as they find inspired common ground with Schindler on alto sax, bass clarinet, cornet and euphonium and Eriksson using all aspects of his drums and percussive devices.

Daniel, Ted: Ted Daniel Sextet Daniel, Ted:
Ted Daniel Sextet

(Ujamaa Records -- USA )

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Released on trumpeter Ted Daniel's own Ujamaa record label, this impressive free jazz album, in a sextet with two bassists (Richard Pierce and Hakim Jami), two percussionists (Kenneth Hughes and Warren Benbow), Otis Harris on alto sax, and Daniel himse on trumpet, flugelhorn, french horn & bugle, performing two pieces from Harris, and three pieces by Daniel.

Daniel, Ted Trio: "The Loft Years", Volume One Daniel, Ted Trio:
"The Loft Years", Volume One

(Ujamaa Records -- USA )

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Free Jazz in the mid-70s in New York City was guided by The Loft movement of artist-run venues throughout the city, the perfect environment for trumpeter Ted Daniel to develop his approach to the extended improvisations heard here, recorded in the studio with his trio of Tatsuya Nakamura on drums & percussion and Richard Pierce on bass, Daniel playing flugelhorn & French horn.

Daniel, Ted: Solo At Abbrazia San Zeno, Pisa, Italy Daniel, Ted:
Solo At Abbrazia San Zeno, Pisa, Italy

(Ujamaa Records -- USA )

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Recorded during the Jazz Festival in Pisa, Italy while trumpeter Ted Daniel was touring through Europe, good fortune making an opportunity for Daniel to present his first fully spontaneous solo performance, captured at Abbrazia San Zeno and dedicated to his father, where Daniel plays with authenticity, relaxed warmth, impressive technique and spiritual creativity.

Copland, Marc / Drew Gress / Joey Baron: And I Love Her Copland, Marc / Drew Gress / Joey Baron:
And I Love Her

(Illusions/Mirage -- USA )

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Brought together originally as the rhythm section for John Abercrombie, the trio of pianist Marc Copland, bassist Drew Gress and drummer Joey Baron have continued on as a performing trio, heard here in NYC for a lyrical set of standards, popular tunes, and originals including pieces by Coltrane, Hancock, Lennon-McCartney, Cole Porter, and John Abercrombie.

Harrison, Jackson Trio: Land Tides <i>[Used Item]</i> Harrison, Jackson Trio:
Land Tides [Used Item]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Lantner, Steve Quartet: Given - Live In Munster <i>[Used Item]</i> Lantner, Steve Quartet:
Given - Live In Munster [Used Item]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Steve Lantner's Quartet with Joe Morris, Luther Gray and Allan Chanse performing live at the 21st International Jazzfestival Munster in Germany.

Levin, Daniel Quartet: Blurry <i>[Used Item]</i> Levin, Daniel Quartet:
Blurry [Used Item]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Cellist Levin's 2nd hatOlogy CD, a quartet of NY players using extended technique in Levin compositions and unusual readings of Ornette Coleman and Charlier Parker pieces.

Levin, Daniel Quartet: Some Trees <i>[Used Item]</i> Levin, Daniel Quartet:
Some Trees [Used Item]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Liebman, David: The Distance Runner <i>[Used Item]</i> Liebman, David:
The Distance Runner [Used Item]

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