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Kaucic, Zlatko (w/ Evan Parker, Agusti Fernandez, Rafal Mazur, Lotte Anger, Artun Majewski, Phil Min Kaucic, Zlatko (w/ Evan Parker, Agusti Fernandez, Rafal Mazur, Lotte Anger, Artun Majewski, Phil Minton, Johannes Bauer):
Diversity [5 CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Slovenian percussionist Zlatko Kaucic reinforces the title of his "Diversity" box set over 5 CDs in a variety of solo, duo, trio and quartet setting, including some of the UK & Europe's finest improvisers--Evan Parker, Agusti Fernandez, Lotte Anker, Artur Majewski, Rafal Mazur, Phil Minton, and Johannes Bauer--an excellent example of his wide-ranging work as an improviser.

Guy's, Barry Blue Shroud Band: Odes and Meditations for Cecil Taylor [5 CD BOX] Guy's, Barry Blue Shroud Band:
Odes and Meditations for Cecil Taylor [5 CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Barry Guy's Blue Shroud Band is the bassist's ensemble performing in a variety of configurations, capable of executing his sophisticated compositions that pay hommage or reflect larger subjects, here in 5 CDs of performances at Alchemia Club and on Radio Krakow in Poland, approaching the work of late pianist Cecil Taylor through multi-part Odes, Meditations, and even some "Strange Loops".

Gianfratti, Antonio Panda / Marco Scarassatti / Otomo Yoshihide / Paulo Hartmann: Psychogeography, a Gianfratti, Antonio Panda / Marco Scarassatti / Otomo Yoshihide / Paulo Hartmann:
Psychogeography, an Improvisational Derive

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Recorded at the 2017 Improfest (Festival Internacional de Improvisacao e Arte Sonora) in Sao Paulo, the quartet of Marco Scarassatti, Antonio Panda Gianfratti, Paulo Hartmann, & Otomo Yoshide bring viola de cocho, percussion, self-made instruments, turntable, guitar, and prepared chiquita to a superb concert of wide-ranging improvisations named by geographical location.

Rose, Simon / Steve Noble: North Sea Night Rose, Simon / Steve Noble:
North Sea Night

(Not Two -- Poland )

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An impressive concert of free jazz from the UK duo of Simon Rose on baritone sax and Steve Noble on drums, their collaborations over many years, particularly their working relationship in their trio with Simon H. Fell, bringing obvious confidence in their conversation as each pushes their playing into both energetic and reflective moments of masterful skill.

Rosen, Jay / Brian Willson: Mystery Brothers Rosen, Jay / Brian Willson:
Mystery Brothers

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Official issue of the drumming duo of Jay Rosen (Trio X, Cosmosomatics) and Brian Wilson (Pauline Oliveros, Ivo Perelman), performing at Whitman Hall in Brooklyn College in 2008, presenting 5 concertos for two drums written by both performers, through pristine recordings demonstrating melodicism through rhythm as they explore a wide range of timbre and color.

Biota: Fragment For Balance Biota:
Fragment For Balance

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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From Mnemonist Orchestra to Biota, with 18 albums in total, the Colorado collective Biota presents its 11th album on ReR, taking 4 years to complete this genre-defying album of gorgeous abstraction through free improvisation and composition, absorbing styles and reflecting them in a filtered ray of melody & song using unusual instrumentation and arrangment; absolutely recommended

Ratkje, Maja S.K.: Sult Ratkje, Maja S.K.:
Sult

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Starting with a pipe organ, adding metal tubes, PVC tubes, a wind machine, guitar strings, a bass string, a resin thread, metal and glass percussion, and a bow, Maja SK Ratjke developed this unusual instrument for a live performance in Jo Stromgren's ballet "Sult" ("Hunger"), taking the instrument to the studio for this extraordinarily interesting album of keys and song.

Wick, Jacob: Feel [VINYL] Wick, Jacob:
Feel [VINYL]

(Thin Wrist -- USA )

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The first vinyl solo release from Chicago/NY/Mexico City avant trumpeter Jacob Wick, whose work includes exploring the physical form of the trumpet itself as he uses extended techniques and circular breathing while he deconstructs the instrument during performance, creating unusual textures and timbres, here in two side-long profoudnly contemplative improvisations.

Davies, Angharad / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton: Dethick Davies, Angharad / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton:
Dethick

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three free improvising women--Angharad Davies, Rie Nakajima, and Alice Purton--met in the church in the tiny hamlet of Dethick, near Matlock, Derbyshire, over the course of two days developing the ten pieces of this album using an impressive set of stringed and percussive instruments, objects, and mysterious sources to create these fascinating sonic evocations.

Toyozumi / Countryman / Montes: Blue Incarnation (Improvisations for Kulintang) Toyozumi / Countryman / Montes:
Blue Incarnation (Improvisations for Kulintang)

(ChapChap Records -- Philippines )

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Also known as "Improvisations for Kulintang", this live album of energetic and informed free jazz occurred between legendary Japanese percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and Philippine-based saxophonist Rick Countryman in Dec 2018, with featured guest Tusa Montes performing on prepared Kulintang percussion, a set of horizontally laid gongs that add tympanic melody.

Sugimoto, Taku / Minami Saeki: Songs [2 CDs] Sugimoto, Taku / Minami Saeki:
Songs [2 CDs]

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Guitarist Taku Sugimoto and vocalist Minami Saeki developed the concept of this album--extremely short, simple songs performed slowly and quietly, with few sounds, using vocals and guitar only, alongside a few subtle guest, revealing a mysterious organization guiding their work--first released as a single CD in 2016, and now expanded in a 2-CD edition.

Common Objects (Davies / Butcher / Davies / Lapelyte / Patterson / Thomas): Skullmarks Common Objects (Davies / Butcher / Davies / Lapelyte / Patterson / Thomas):
Skullmarks

(Meena -- Japan )

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Distributing the group--John Butcher, Angharad Davies, Lina Lapelyte, Lee Patterson, Pat Thomas, and Rhodri Davies--inside the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, Butcher chose 4 shamanic objects from the museum's ethnographic collection, evoking water, air, earth, spirit, ritual and utility, used as a score orchestrating varying combinations of players; intense and profound improvisation.

Nakamura, Toshimaru / Ken Ikeda / Tomoyoshi Date: Ink on Paper Nakamura, Toshimaru / Ken Ikeda / Tomoyoshi Date:
Ink on Paper

(Meena -- Japan )

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The second recorded collaboration of Japanese no-input mixing board player Toshimaru Nakamura with London-based electronic artist Ken Ikeda and Japanese sound artist Tomoyoshi Date, a large, rich and detailed work of slowly evolving sonic environments, showing masterful control in developing sumptuous sound and then subtly deflecting it with unusual excursions.

Morishige, Yasumune / Yoko Ikeda / Takashi Masubuchi: Shade Morishige, Yasumune / Yoko Ikeda / Takashi Masubuchi:
Shade

(Meena -- Japan )

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A live recording of a concert at Ftarri in 2018, performed by Yasumune Morishige (cello), Yoko Ikeda (viola), and Takashi Masubuchi (guitar), three improvisers active mainly in Tokyo, in an entrancing confluence of strings building from delicate weaving of languorous tones with pizzicato interventions to an assertive second section, that then furtively dissolves; spellbinding.

Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra: Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra:
Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College

(Wide Hive -- USA )

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Roscoe Mitchell 25 Piece Orchestra returns with an outstanding follow-up to his 2017 release "Discussions", recorded in concert at the Littlefield Auditorium in Mills College, reworking earlier pieces that take advantages of Mitchell's systems designed to articulate and capitalize on the tensions between composition and improvisation; an impressive achievement.

Dunmall, Paul Sun Ship Quartet (Skidmore / Kjaer / Solberg / Wastell): John Coltrane 50Th Memorial C Dunmall, Paul Sun Ship Quartet (Skidmore / Kjaer / Solberg / Wastell):
John Coltrane 50Th Memorial Concert At Cafe Oto [2 CDs]

(Confront -- UK )

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A stellar line-up commemorateing the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's passing, showcasing Paul Dunmall's blistering Coltrane-influenced quartet together with special guest, lifelong Coltrane devotee saxophonist Alan Skidmore, and also marking the premiere performance of the newly formed international trio of Julie Kjaer (DK), Mark Wastell (GB) and Stale Liavik Solberg (NOR).

Pateras, Anthony: Collected Works Vol. II (2005-2018) Pateras, Anthony:
Collected Works Vol. II (2005-2018)

(Immediata -- Australia )

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The second volume in composer and audio explorer Anthony Pateras' "Collected Works" series, a sturdy 5 CD box set assembling 26 collaborations and solo works that bridge experimental and contemporary compositional work investigating electro-acoustic orchestration, temporal hallucination and sound phenomena, a remarkably diverse and fascinating collection.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Invisible Eyes And Phantom Cathedral [VINYL] Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
Invisible Eyes And Phantom Cathedral [VINYL]

(Bam Balam Records -- France )

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One of the most significant Japanese psych bands, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s official RSD release has a distinct Gong/Can feel about it, with the 2019 lineup of Kawabata Makoto: guitar, synthesizer, speed guru; Higashi Hiroshi: synthesizer, noodle god; Jyonson Tsu: vocal, guitar, bouzouki; Satoshima Nani: drums, another dimension; Wolf: bass, space & time.

Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell: There Is No Love [WHITE VINYL RSD] Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell:
There Is No Love [WHITE VINYL RSD]

(Confront -- UK )

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Confront initiates their new Core Series with the text piece "There Is No Love" with David Sylvian on voice, vocal treatments and electronics, Rhodri Davies on harp, vibraphone and radio, and Mark Wastel on tam tam and percussion, a sophisticated spoken word piece of shadowy atmosphere and innuendo, leveraging approaches from experimental, improvised and composed music.

Douglas, Dave: Showing Up / The Power of the Vote [7" VINYL] Douglas, Dave:
Showing Up / The Power of the Vote [7" VINYL]

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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2019 Record Store Day release, a 7" from trumpeter Dave Douglas in two different configurations: the lead track from his album "Engage" featuring guitarist Jeff Parker and cellist Tomeka Reid along with Anna Webber, Nick Dunston & Kate Gentile; and a B-Side from 2018's "Uplift" featuring Joe Lovano and Bill Laswell alongside Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, and Ian Chang.

Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus: Ten Songs About Real Utopia Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus:
Ten Songs About Real Utopia

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

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The 3rd album from the quartet of saxophonist Daniel Erdmann, drummer Samuel Rohrer, guitarist Frank Mobus and cellist Vincent Courtois, 10 "songs" that uses lyrical settings as a basis for avant soloing in compositions that find adept union points that yield to turbulence, billowing clouds that yield thunderous moments then clear to sophisticated tranquility.

Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus: Ten Songs About Real Utopia [VINYL Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus:
Ten Songs About Real Utopia [VINYL]

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

Price: $19.95    

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The 3rd album from the quartet of saxophonist Daniel Erdmann, drummer Samuel Rohrer, guitarist Frank Mobus and cellist Vincent Courtois, 10 "songs" that uses lyrical settings as a basis for avant soloing in compositions that find adept union points that yield to turbulence, billowing clouds that yield thunderous moments then clear to sophisticated tranquility.

Franco, Mario / Samuel Rohrer / Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva: Brightbird Franco, Mario / Samuel Rohrer / Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva:
Brightbird

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

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A lyrical piano trio album from Swiss drummer Samuel Rohrer and two Portuguese musicians, pianist Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva and bassist Mario Franco, recording in France for 13 sophisticated pieces of melodic compositions used as a jumping off point for nuanced improvisation and exploration, all three revealing beauty in embraceable motifs and luminous song.

Gesing, Klaus / Bjorn Meyer / Samuel Rohrer : Amiira Gesing, Klaus / Bjorn Meyer / Samuel Rohrer :
Amiira

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

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The second album from German saxophonist and clarinetist Klaus Gesing, Swedish bassist Bjorn Meyer, and Swiss drummer Samuel Rohrer, co-composing the rich atmospheres of timbre, textured percussion and propulsive beats, landscapes over which their playing intertwines in lyrical progressions, very much in an ECM vein of rich subtlety and imaginative playing.

Guthrie, Anne / Seymour Wright: Chelsea Bridge Guthrie, Anne / Seymour Wright:
Chelsea Bridge

(Wind Measure Recordings -- USA )

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Bringing field recordings from New York and London, French Horn player Anne Guthrie and alto saxophone player Seymour Wright focus on London's Chelsea Bridge, also referencing the standard by Billy Strayhorn, as the two collaborators assemble a curiously fascinating narrative from location recordings and recordings of their extended and unique instrumental techniques.

Kraabel, Caroline : Last1 And Last2 Kraabel, Caroline :
Last1 And Last2

(Emanem -- UK )

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LAST is part of a series by Caroline Kraabel (LIO, Remote Viewers) mixing live improvisation with pre-recorded material provided by Robert Wyatt for this purpose, performed live at Cafe OTO in two versions: first where the 15-piece ensemble has not yet heard the Wyatt interventions, and second where they were familiar with and use his voice to structure what they play.

Owen, Ben : Turning Owen, Ben :
Turning

(Wind Measure Recordings -- USA )

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Using a reel to reel deck, a mixer, electronics, and extraneous room sound, Brooklyn-based Ben Owens creates an album of contrasting drones and spaces, harmonically rich or pure tones contrasting with slowly drawn tape and abstract environmental sound, bringing enigmatic moments amidst drifting hiss and subliminal resonance; mysterious and intriguing.

Stellari String Quartet (Wachsmann / Hug / Mattos / Edwards): Vulcan Stellari String Quartet (Wachsmann / Hug / Mattos / Edwards):
Vulcan

(Emanem -- UK )

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The brilliant free improvising group Stellari String Quartet came together more than ten years ago, with members from Brazil, England, Swizerland and Uganda, here in only their 2nd release, using improvisational processes in the 11 pieces of of their live album recorded at St. Mary's Church Stoke Newington and Iklectic Art Lab London 2018.

Ackley, Bruce / Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser / Aram Shelton: Unexpected Twins Ackley, Bruce / Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser / Aram Shelton:
Unexpected Twins

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Born out of Eugene Chadbourne's Twins band concepts from the 70s, which included over time saxophonist Bruce Ackley, and guitarists Henry Kaiser, and Fred Frith; fast forward to 2018 as Ackley & Frith return to the concept with Henry Kaiser and saxophonist Aram Shelton to revisit the original approach through pieces by those artists plus Steve Lacy, Eugene Chadbourne, and John Zorn.

Gregorio, Guillermo / Brandon Lopez: 12 Episodes Gregorio, Guillermo / Brandon Lopez:
12 Episodes

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Known best for his Chicago trios, Argentinian born clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio joins forces with New York contrabassist Brandon Lopez for 12 "episodes" of free improvisation that never loses track of a jazz basis, both players using an arsenal of techniques, from circular breathing to extracting sound from the physical forms of their instruments.

Reid, Tomeka / Filippo Monaco: The Mouser Reid, Tomeka / Filippo Monaco:
The Mouser

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Tomeka Reid is a Chicago based cellist, composer and free improviser, versed in classical and jazz contexts, here in a duo with Italian drummer Filippo Monaco recording in his studio in Milano, a lively conversation of extended acoustic improvisation using diverse techniques and approaches with an arsenal of percussive instruments; impressive and engaging.

Pavone, Jessica: In The Action Pavone, Jessica:
In The Action

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Four distinct pieces for solo viola and effects from NY composer/improviser Jessica Pavone, each piece using electronic elements to blur wave motions interacting with minimalist motifs, merging folk elements with avant elements, using extended bowing techniques to blend unlikely matches of acoustics and electronics in unconventional and appealing performance.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Henry Kaiser: Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo Smith Chadbourne, Eugene / Henry Kaiser:
Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo Smith

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Long-time collaborators, guitarists Henry Kaiser and Eugene Chadbourne perform the compositions of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, starting with their recording from 1977 of his "Wind Crystals", then improvising over 5 other Smith compositions, ending the album with an updated, 2017 version of "Wind Crystals"; an excellent refresh and retrospective from two incredible improvisers.

Flaherty, Paul : Focused & Bewildered Flaherty, Paul :
Focused & Bewildered

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An expressive and truly unique tour de Force on the tenor and alto saxophones by American free jazz legend Paul Flaherty, recording in the studio for 10 improvisations showing strength, melodic beauty, powerful technique, unusual and idiosyncratic approaches to soloing, and above all, a distinctive and individual voice on the horn.

Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano: Old Smoke Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano:
Old Smoke

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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This smoking album of free jazz leads the New York trio of Steve Baczkowski on saxophone, Brandon Lopez on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums to fiery playing as they burn up the stage at Hallwall, in Buffalo, New York in 2018, over seven concise collective conversations expressing both passion, restraint, and profoundly masterful skill.

Abdelnour, Christine / Chris Corsano: Quand Fond La Neige, Où Va Le Blanc ? Abdelnour, Christine / Chris Corsano:
Quand Fond La Neige, Où Va Le Blanc ?

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Through extended approaches to their instruments, Lebanese saxophonist Christine Abdelnour and NY drummer and slide clarinetist Chris Corsano create anomalous and unorthodox sound environments, Abdelnour making acoustics sound electronic through growls, smears and odd harmonics, while Corsano abuses an impressive palette of sound from every inch of his drums.

Schindler, Udo / Jaap Blonk: Hillside Talks Schindler, Udo / Jaap Blonk:
Hillside Talks

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Performing in Krailling-Munich at Udo Schindler's Salon fur Klang+Kunst in 2018, Netherland free improvising, brilliantly mad vocalist Jaap Blonk joins the reed master for ten acoustic improvisations with Schindler on a variety of reeds and brass instruments, the dialog authoritatively informed, masterful, slightly deranged, and continuously captivating.

Frith, Fred : All Is Always Now (Live at the Stone) [3 CDs] Frith, Fred :
All Is Always Now (Live at the Stone) [3 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Guitarist Fred Frith performed 80 concerts at NY's The Stone between 2006-2016, in diverse configurations of duos, trios, quartets and large ensembles with some of the planet's finest improvisers, of which 23 recordings, titled from NY Times headlines of each concert's day, are presented in this essential 3-CD package, which includes a 24 page booklet detailing the collection.

Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg: Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg:
Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Finding free improvising trumpeter Jacob Wick, a master of lowercase approaches using unorthodox techniques, in a more active setting with Chicago drummer Phil Sudderberg (Marker with Vanderkmark, Dave Rempis); together they challenge each other in a give and take of skill and solid discussion, leaving room for unusual and sometimes aberrant technique; joyful!

Spires That In The Sunset Rise: House Ecstatic [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Spires That In The Sunset Rise:
House Ecstatic [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Hard-edged Chicago/NY free improvisation from the female duo of Kathleen Baird on piano, flute and voice, and Taralie Peterson on saxophone, flute and voice, the two, who have recorded with Michael Zerang, show their powerful chops through skronky conversation recorded in 3 locations from Decatur, IL through Madison, WI to Brooklyn, NY.

Warnecke, Pierce / Louis Laurain: Phonotypic Plasticity [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Warnecke, Pierce / Louis Laurain:
Phonotypic Plasticity [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Pairing electronics with cornet, the duo of French cornetist Louis Laurain and US/Berlin electronicist Pierce Warnecke create an absolutely impressive and frequently frightening confluence of brass and sound, from slow interference tones to fully amplified microscopic elaboration, building environments that shift to surprise, alarm, and entrance their listeners.

Caloia, Nicolas / Yves Charuest / Karl Fousek : Maps To Hands [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Caloia, Nicolas / Yves Charuest / Karl Fousek :
Maps To Hands [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Extremely active electro-fueled free improvisation from the Montreal trio of Nicolas Caloia on double bass, Yves Charuest on alto saxophone, and Karl Fousek on analog synth, their second album presenting seven quirky and captivating conversations of confident sax and bass work interrupted and played with by Fousek's interventions, like a free improv Pere Ubu.

Niescier, Angelika (w/ Christopher Tordini / Gerald Cleaver feat Jonathan Finlayson): New York Trio Niescier, Angelika (w/ Christopher Tordini / Gerald Cleaver feat Jonathan Finlayson):
New York Trio

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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After last year's release of "The Berline Concert", Cologne-based saxophonist Angelika Niescier returns to New York to record in the studio with the quartet of bassist Christopher Tordini, with whom she's recorded before, plus trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and drummer Gerald Cleaver, the excitement of their playing unmistakable in 8 Niescier compositions.

Theiler, Yves Trio (w/ Luca Sisera / Lukas Mantel): WE Theiler, Yves Trio (w/ Luca Sisera / Lukas Mantel):
WE

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Swiss pianist and composer Yves Theiler's Trio with bassist Luca Sisear and Lukas Mantel in a lyrical and upbeat album of contemporary jazz, balancing free playing with optimistic melodic arrangements leaving himself and his players plenty of room for expression, their association since 2012 bringing a nearly telepathic rapport in their enthusiastic interaction.

Ganfield, Ken x Kurt Liedwart x Petr Vrba: Something Wrong There Ganfield, Ken x Kurt Liedwart x Petr Vrba:
Something Wrong There

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Two compositions--"Unbearable" and "Nauseating"Ð-from the synth & electronics trio of Ken Ganfield, Kurt Liedwart and Petr Vrba, starting with improvisations on three synthesizers and electronics brought to the extreme edge, the results remixed by Liedwart to create these outer limit tracks of sci-fi psychedelia and Gameboy nightmare; truly unique and disquieting music.

Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo: Time Being [VINYL] Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo:
Time Being [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Italian composer and bass-player Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Australian drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) collaborate in a beautifully haunting, absorbing ambient set, taking in electronic abstraction and free improvisation, released in two distinct editions--"Time Being" on vinyl LP and "Unseen" on compact disc, each with two different improvisations.

Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo: Unseen Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo:
Unseen

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Italian composer and bass-player Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Australian drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) collaborate in a beautifully haunting, absorbing ambient set, taking in electronic abstraction and free improvisation, released in two distinct editions--"Time Being" on vinyl LP and "Unseen" on compact disc, each with two different improvisations.

Toyozumi / Countryman / Tan: Chasing The Sun [VINYL] Toyozumi / Countryman / Tan:
Chasing The Sun [VINYL]

(ChapChap Records -- Philippines )

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Two lives sets at Tago Jazz Cafe in the Philippines in 2018 from the trio of master percussionist Sabu Toyozumi on drums, American ex-pat Rick Countryman on alto saxophone, and Simon Tan on acoustic bass, this their 3rd album of solid free improvisation of extended and masterful discourse, unusual percussive devices, and powerful rhythmic foundation.

GGRIL [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]: Facon [2 CDs] GGRIL [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]:
Facon [2 CDs]

(Circum-Disc -- France )

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The Quebec ensemble GGRIL of eclectic instrumentation, acoustic and electronic, with an open-minded approach to developing large-scale works bringing together approaches to improvisation and contemporary composition, here presenting three works from residencies with John Butcher, Isaiah Ceccarelli and Xavier Charles recorded from 2016 through 2018.

Pateras / Baxter / Brown: Bern.Melbourne.Milan Pateras / Baxter / Brown:
Bern.Melbourne.Milan

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Since 2002 specializing in improvisation using prepared acoustic instruments, the Australian trio of Sean Baxter on drums, David Brown on prepared guitar, and Anthony Pateras on prepared piano release a double CD of archival and live recordings, including their first rehearsal in Princes Hill and their last recorded European concert in Milan; exceptional!

Gustafsson, Mats / Christian Marclay: Link [VINYL] Gustafsson, Mats / Christian Marclay:
Link [VINYL]

(Smalltown Superjazzz / Actions for Free Jazz -- Norway )

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Smalltown Supersound launches a new sublabel called Actions For Free Jazz with this duo of Christian Marclay and Mats Gustafsson, recording in the studio for 7 indescribably wonderful free improvisations using turntable and every inch of Gustafsson's baritone and tenor sax, plus electronics; an exciting album of unpredictable and incredibly skilled sound art.

Mopcut (Konig / Desprez / Chen): Accelerated Frames Of Reference [VINYL] Mopcut (Konig / Desprez / Chen):
Accelerated Frames Of Reference [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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An album of extreme electronic improvisation using heavy underpinning of rhythm, voice and electronics, from a trio of Viennese, French, and Chinese/American performers--Lukas Konig on drums, synthesizer & voice, Julien Desprez on guitar, and Audrey Chen on voice & electronics--blurring the lines of sonic art, rock, and inexplicable ritualistic sound.

Umlaut Big Band: Plays Don Redman: The King Of Bungle Bar Umlaut Big Band:
Plays Don Redman: The King Of Bungle Bar

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Don Redman was an American big band leader popular in the 1930's, responsible for work on animations, sound tracks, and recordings of pre-swing hot jazz arrangements of popular tunes; here the French Umlaut Big Band under the direction of Pierre-Antoine Badaroux pays homage to his music in rich orchestration showing the melodic, inventive, and complexities of Redman's music.

Denzler / Grip / Johansson: Zyklus 1 [2 CDs] Denzler / Grip / Johansson:
Zyklus 1 [2 CDs]

(Umlaut Records / SAJ -- Germany )

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""Zyklus 1" is the third album derived from the concentrated and productive work of the trio Denzler Grip Johansson (also known as Neukollner Modelle), exploring new ways of interplay within a classic jazztrio setting. Through clear ide...

Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra: Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College [VINYL] Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra:
Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College [VINYL]

(Wide Hive -- USA )

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Roscoe Mitchell's 25 Piece Orchestra returns with an outstanding follow-up to his 2017 release "Discussions", recorded in concert at the Littlefield Auditorium in Mills College, reworking earlier pieces that take advantages of Mitchell's systems designed to articulate and capitalize on the tensions between composition and improvisation; an impressive achievement.

Hooker, William: Cycle Of Restoration Hooker, William:
Cycle Of Restoration

(FPE Records -- USA )

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Longtime leader in New York's downtown jazz scene, drummer William Hooker's trio with Joel Peterson on bass and Mark Kirschenmann on trumpet is perhaps his most experimental, Hooker using heavy cymbals to create a dramatic environment (indexed in 8 sections) that slowly unfolds as the bass and mutated horn cry and extoll, building slowly into cathartic excitement.

Laurenzi, Dustin: Snaketime: The Music Of Moondog [VINYL] Laurenzi, Dustin:
Snaketime: The Music Of Moondog [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Viking of 5th Avenue, the melodic compositions of eccentric NY composer Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin) are explored through inventive and lyrical arrangements for improvisations in a Chicago octet performing live at the Hungry Brain, brought together by tenor saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, with Jason Stein, Nick Mazzarella, Chad McCullough, two drummers and bass.

Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves: Echoes Of Henry Cow Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves:
Echoes Of Henry Cow

(RogueArt -- France )

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Including musicians involved with the Canterbury scene (Sophia Domancich), Magma (Simon Goubert) and Henry Cow's own John Greaves narrating, French flutist Michel Edelin's Quintet takes on the music of Rock in Opposition legendary band Henry Cow, ten inventive "echoes" of their music as it has transformed performers and listeners over time; exceptional.

Musicworks: #133 Spring 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#133 Spring 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Spring 2019 issue of Canada's premier new music magazine, with articles on Montreal's Dominique Fils-Aime; Composer Linda Catlin Smith; Strasbourg-based Canadian composer and heckelphonist Samuel Andreyev; Camae Ayewa and Carmel Farabakhsh; plus a 10-track various artists CD with tracks from the above, including a work by Wadada Leo Smith, &c. &c.

Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow): Graz Live 1961 Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow):
Graz Live 1961

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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After introducing his new trio with pianist Paul Bley and double bassist Steve Swallow in two 1961 albums on Verve, clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre embarked on a tour of Europe, this recently discovered, well-recorded concert in Graf, Austria the perfect example of his unique concepts yielding intensely focused, harmonically challenging, rhythmically abstract, and exquisite chamber jazz.

Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler: The Song Is You Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler:
The Song Is You

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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Drawing on material from Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, Michel Legrand, Harry Warren, and Victor Young, the lyrical duo of saxophonist Alex Hendriksen (Swiss Jazz Orchestra) and double bassist Fabian Gisler (Jurg Wickihalder European Quartet) cite the art form of storytelling as central to their music as they reflect thoughtfully on the American Songbook.

Kleeb, Hildegard / Roland Dahinden / Alexandre Babel: Lines Kleeb, Hildegard / Roland Dahinden / Alexandre Babel:
Lines

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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The long-running duo since 1987 of spouses, pianist Hildegard Kleeb and trombonist Roland Dahinden, are joined by Swiss-born/ Berlin-based percussionist & vibraphonist Alexandre Babel for an album of interweaving and contrasting instrumental lines, blurring the boundaries between contemporary music and improvisation through exceptional mastery and dialog.

Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert): Fruits Of Soli Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert):
Fruits Of Solitude

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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With a superb septet of improvisers also versed in contemporary music, trumpeter Franz Koglmann presents sophisticated compositions that interject the concept of "solitude" in the three-part title track, alongside Koglmann compositions and Jimmy Giuffre's "Finger Snapper", using striking orchestration of trumpet, sax, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, french horn, cello and double bass.

Dark Star Safari (Rohrer / Bang / Honore / Aarse): Dark Star Safari Dark Star Safari (Rohrer / Bang / Honore / Aarse):
Dark Star Safari

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

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Percussionist Samuel Rohrer invited Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset to his Berlin studio to record the 10 improvisations that create the basis for these haunting songs, the band taking that material to enhance and shape resulting compositions, inspiring Jan Bang to develop the lyrics reminiscent of David Sylvian's recent work, resulting in this darkly impressive album.

Dark Star Safari (Rohrer / Bang / Honore / Aarse): Dark Star Safari [VINYL] Dark Star Safari (Rohrer / Bang / Honore / Aarse):
Dark Star Safari [VINYL]

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

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Percussionist Samuel Rohrer invited Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset to his Berlin studio to record the 10 improvisations that create the basis for these haunting songs, the band taking that material to enhance and shape resulting compositions, inspiring Jan Bang to develop the lyrics reminiscent of David Sylvian's recent work, resulting in this darkly impressive album.

Banabila, Michel : Uprooted Banabila, Michel :
Uprooted

(Tapu Record -- Netherlands )

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Composer Michel Banabila invited seven musicians to improvise individually, taking recordings from those sessions to create this beautifully structured set of electronic compositions, merging eBow, samplers, synth, guitar and electronics with cello, bass clarinet, viola, violin and double bass in works that display tranquility but hide deep tension below.

Carlson, Dustin (w/ Mitchell / Gentile / Hopkins / Morgan / Trudel / Gouker): Air Ceremony <i>[Used Carlson, Dustin (w/ Mitchell / Gentile / Hopkins / Morgan / Trudel / Gouker):
Air Ceremony [Used Item]

(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"!

Fischerlehner, Rudi : 15 8 Slum <i>[Used Item]</i> Fischerlehner, Rudi :
15 8 Slum [Used Item]

(Not Applicable -- UK )

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Austrian drummer percussionist Rudi Fischerlehner (RM, Xenofox, Parrot Feathers, &c) in his first solo album of energetic, polyrhythmic construction, titled for a chance proximity to a note on 15/8 rhythms and Rene Pollesch's book "www-slums", apt for the blend of precise playing and creative abstractions heard in this engaging and propulsive album.

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Shattered Dimension <i>[Used Item]</i> Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Shattered Dimension [Used Item]

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: [VINYL 2 LPs REMASTERED + DOWNLOAD] Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
[VINYL 2 LPs REMASTERED + DOWNLOAD]

(Black Editions -- USA )

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The rock legacy that is Japan's Acid Mothers Temple led by guitarist Makoto Kawabata reissues their 1st album from 1997, an ensemble of 14 musicians including guitar, synth, sax, bass, drums, didgeridoo, magic cane, and penguin; a heady brew of hypnotic flowing psychedelic, prog-quoting kosmiche, starting their legacy with a prayer and ending with AMT for All!

Ducret, Marc: Lady M Ducret, Marc:
Lady M

(Illusions -- France )

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Taking on one of Shakespeare's most famous and frightening female characters, Lady Macbeth, in an 11-piece ensemble that include luminaries Liudas Mockunas, Samuel Blaser, and French guitarist Marc Ducret himself, using operatic form to focus his compositions on the emotional depth of his character, blending composed, improvised and sonic material into an exciting and unsettling work, drawing incredible performances from his players.

Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop): Old Growth Forest II [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD] Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop):
Old Growth Forest II [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt composes for his quartet with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Jason Roebke on bass, recording live at a Jazzshares concert in The Parlor Room, Northampton, Massachusetts, in their second tour performing Eisenstadt's inventive compositions leading to strong, lyrical soloing with unexpected twists and turns.

Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop): Old Growth Forest II [CD] Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop):
Old Growth Forest II [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt composes for his quartet with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Jason Roebke on bass, recording live at a Jazzshares concert in The Parlor Room, Northampton, Massachusetts, in their second tour performing Eisenstadt's inventive compositions leading to strong, lyrical soloing with unexpected twists and turns.

Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.

Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.



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