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Altenburger, Martine  & John Russell: Duet Altenburger, Martine & John Russell:
Duet

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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This duet between cellist Altenburger and guitarist Russell was recorded at the Musique en Mouvement Festival Theatre du Jarnisy in 2008, an intense and intricate dialog of great dynamics.

Altschul, Barry 3dom Factor: Tales Of The Unforseen Altschul, Barry 3dom Factor:
Tales Of The Unforseen

(Tum -- Finland )

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Sophisticated free improv from percussionist Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor trio of frequent collaborator Joe Fonda on bass and Mostly Other People Do the Killing's saxophonist Jon Irabagon, presenting new compositions plus an Annette Peacock piece and a little Monk.

Altschul, Barry: The 3dom Factor Altschul, Barry:
The 3dom Factor

(Tum -- Finland )

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Drummer Barry Altschul's first release as a leader in 25 years finds him in a trio with Jon Irabagon (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) and Joe Fonda (FAB Trio) for 9 Altschul compositions plus Carla Bley's "Ictus".

Amado / Zingaro / Ulrich  / Filiano: Surface: for Alto, Baritone, and Strings Amado / Zingaro / Ulrich / Filiano:
Surface: for Alto, Baritone, and Strings

(European Echoes -- Italy )

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Amado, Rodrigo / Mota / Faustino / Ferrandini: Wire Quartet Amado, Rodrigo / Mota / Faustino / Ferrandini:
Wire Quartet

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Rodrigo Amado in a quartet with 2/3's of Red Trio - bassist Hernani Faustino and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini - and guitarist Manuel Mota adding unusual angles to their exemplary blues-based free improvisation.

Amado, Rodrigo Motion Trio & Peter Evans: Live in Lisbon [VINYL] Amado, Rodrigo Motion Trio & Peter Evans:
Live in Lisbon [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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NY trumpeter Peter Evans joins Portugese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado's excellent Motion Trio with Miguel Mira on cello and Gabriel Ferrandini on drums, for a live performance at Teatro Maria Matos, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2013, in an album of exceptional free improvisation.

Amado, Rodrigo's Motion Trio & Jeb Bishop: Burning Live at Jazz Ao Centro Amado, Rodrigo's Motion Trio & Jeb Bishop:
Burning Live at Jazz Ao Centro

(Jacc Records -- Portugal )

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Portugese Saxophonist Rodrigo Amado's Motion Trio with Miguel Mira (cello) and Gabriel Ferrandini (drums) returns for a blistering live session at Jazz AO Centro Festival with trombonist Jeb Bishop.

Amalgam (Watts / Clyne / Stevens / Guy): Prayer For Peace  [VINYL] Amalgam (Watts / Clyne / Stevens / Guy):
Prayer For Peace [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Limited vinyl reissue of the legendary Amalgam recording with Trevor Watts, Jeff Clyne, John Stevens and Barry Guy performing at Advision London on the May 20, 1969.

Ambarchi, Oren & Eli Keszler: Alps [VINYL] Ambarchi, Oren & Eli Keszler:
Alps [VINYL]

(Dancing Wayang -- Great Britain )

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Guitarist Oren Ambarchi and percussionist Eli Keszler meet for two side-long pieces releaesed on 300 gram vinyl, mixing improv, noise, rock, and drone, journeys in assertive sound that keep the listener on the edge of their seat.

Ames Room, The: Bird Dies Ames Room, The:
Bird Dies

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Bringing the lineage of saxophone trios into the 21st century, saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet, bassist Clayton Thomas and drummer Will Guthrie performed this extended recording live in Lille, France.

Anandan, Ganesh / Gzowski, John : Shruti Project Anandan, Ganesh / Gzowski, John :
Shruti Project

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Using an electric 12-string shruti stick, a Harry Partch guitar & percussion Anandan & Gzowski create amazing microtonal environments with growling vocal interventions.

Anandan, Ganesh / Hans Reichel: Self Made Anandan, Ganesh / Hans Reichel:
Self Made

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )

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The acclaimed daxophonist Hans Reichel meets shruti stick and metallophone inventor Ganesh Anandan for these expressive and unconventional dialogs.

Anastasoff / Morgan / Ali / Stewart-Robertson / Henkel / Wick: Obscure Directions Anastasoff / Morgan / Ali / Stewart-Robertson / Henkel / Wick:
Obscure Directions

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

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NY bassist Jason Anastasoff composes map-based works using graphic & traditional notation, plus interpreted spoken work, peformed with Sean Ali (bass), Brad Henkel (trumpet), Nathaniel Morgan (sax), Owen Stewart-Robertson (guitar) and Jacob Wick (trumpet).

Anderson, Casey / Jason Kahn / Norbert Moslang / Gunter Muller / Mark Trayle: Five Lines Anderson, Casey / Jason Kahn / Norbert Moslang / Gunter Muller / Mark Trayle:
Five Lines

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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This meeting of 5 EA-Improv heavyweights from Europe and the Pacific US happened during the MKM trio tour in Northern America 2010, capturing this extended performance at CalArts for 40 minutes of engaging, burbling electronics, pulses, and short wave introspection.

Anderson, Fortner: Solitary Pleasures Anderson, Fortner:
Solitary Pleasures

(&Records -- Canada )

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The 35 poems found on Fortner Anderson's "Solitary Pleasures", performed with Michel F Cote, Sam Shalabi and Alexandre St-Onge, speak of the obsessions, phantasies and encounters of Anderson's life.

Anderson, Fred / Bankhead, Harrison: The Great Vision Concert Anderson, Fred / Bankhead, Harrison:
The Great Vision Concert

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Anderson, Ray / Han Bennink / Christy Doran: A B D Anderson, Ray / Han Bennink / Christy Doran:
A B D

(hatOLOGY -- Switzerland )

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Combining two hatART CDs from '94 & '96, the trio of trombonist Anderson, drummer Bennink and guitarist Doran bring together contrasting approaches with intense skill and improvisatory wit.

Angeli / Parker / Rothenberg: Free Zone Appleby 2007 Angeli / Parker / Rothenberg:
Free Zone Appleby 2007

(psi -- Great Britain )

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A smaller than usual Freezone Appleby Festival, 2007 presents duos and trios with the excellent lineup of Paolo Angeli, Evan Parker and Ned Rothenberg.

Angeli, Paolo: Tibi  (Hybrid Disc - CD + Video) Angeli, Paolo:
Tibi (Hybrid Disc - CD + Video)

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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The DVD movie and CD soundtrack of 10 years of Nanni Angeli's photo documentation of the strange story of Paolo Angelis exotic, extended giant Sardinian guitar.

Angles 9: In Our Midst [VINYL] Angles 9:
In Our Midst [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Clean Feed's 2nd LP is their 4th Angles release, expanding saxophonist Martin Kuchen's band to 9 pieces with Mattias Stahl, Johan Berthling, Alexander Zethson, Mats Aleklint, Eirik Hegdal, Goran Kajfes, and Magnus Broo in an album of rare expressiveness and power.

Angles 9: Injuries [VINYL 2 LPs] Angles 9:
Injuries [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Now a nine-piece, Martin Kuchen leads the magnificently powerful Angles band through 7 demanding compositions, with trumpeter Magnus Broo back in the band alongside Alexander Zethson, Mattias Stahl, Jonan Berthling, Andreas Werlin, Eirik Hegdal, Mats Aleklint & Goran Kajfes.

Angles 9: Injuries Angles 9:
Injuries

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Now a nine-piece, Martin Kuchen leads the magnificently powerful Angles band through 7 demanding compositions, with trumpeter Magnus Broo back in the band alongside Alexander Zethson, Mattias Stahl, Jonan Berthling, Andreas Werlin, Eirik Hegdal, Mats Aleklint & Goran Kajfes.

Anker, Lotte / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Hernani Faustino: Birthmark Anker, Lotte / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Hernani Faustino:
Birthmark

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Recordings from Lisbon of Danish saxophonist Lotte Anker with pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro and double bassist Hernani Faustino, both from Red Trio; dynamic improvisation with a sense of restraint and beautiful fluidity.

Antunes, Hugo: Roll Call Antunes, Hugo:
Roll Call

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A quintet of two drummers and two saxophonists playing the music of leader and bassist Hugo Antunes in pieces designed to foster musicial situations and real-time composition.

Ap'strophe (Fages, Ferran & Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga): Corgroc Ap'strophe (Fages, Ferran & Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga):
Corgroc

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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ap'strophe began working together in 2006 in search of a common sonoric space, which they found in the investigation of distinctive timbres between acoustic guitar and zither.

Aperiodic: Future Feedback [VINYL LP & CD] Aperiodic:
Future Feedback [VINYL LP & CD]

(Phratry Records -- USA )

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A combination of noise and free jazz with elements of no wave and hardcore, Aperiodic (Kevin Parrett, Ben Perkins, Matt Schulz) uses gu qin, rudra veena, and surbahar as well as standard Western instruments to create unique, improvised music.

Arcand, Pierre-Andre: Atlas Epileptic [CD & CD Video] Arcand, Pierre-Andre:
Atlas Epileptic [CD & CD Video]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Composer Pierre-Andre Arcand in a CD and CD video of audio art, sound poetry, music, non-music, acoustic, electronic, and digital sounds.

Arguelles, Julian Trio: Ground Rush Arguelles, Julian Trio:
Ground Rush

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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British tenor saxophonist Julian Arguelles in a trio with NY drummer Tom Rainey and bassist Michael Formanek, a strong group feel led by one of contemporary jazz' unique voices.

Arias, Ricardo / Gunter Muller / Hans Tammen: Intersecting a Cone with a Plane Arias, Ricardo / Gunter Muller / Hans Tammen:
Intersecting a Cone with a Plane

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Ariel: Origami <i>[Used Item]</i> Ariel:
Origami [Used Item]

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Piano prodigy Ariel, performing complex jazz compositions at the age of 9 (!) with infuences from Matthew Shipp, John Hicks, Kirk Lightsey, Uri Caine, Aaron Goldberg, &c.

Ariel: Origami Ariel:
Origami

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Piano prodigy Ariel, performing complex jazz compositions at the age of 9 (!) with infuences from Matthew Shipp, John Hicks, Kirk Lightsey, Uri Caine, Aaron Goldberg, &c.

Arrive: Shelton / Adasiewicz / Roebke / Daisy: There Was Arrive: Shelton / Adasiewicz / Roebke / Daisy:
There Was

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Arrive, formed in 2001, is Aram Shelton's Chicago band with vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Tim Daisy, a remarkable album of structured free playing.

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City:  Live at Iridium [2 CDs] Art Ensemble of Chicago:
Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City: Live at Iridium [2 CDs]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Meeting Art Ensemble of Chicago:
The Meeting

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Art Ensemble of Chicago: [sirius calling] Art Ensemble of Chicago:
[sirius calling]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Articles, The (Thomas / Gustafsson / Turner): Goodbye Silence Articles, The (Thomas / Gustafsson / Turner):
Goodbye Silence

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The trio of Mats Gustafsson on saxophone and electronics, keyboardist Pat Thomas and percussionist Roger Turner performing live in Derby in 1998, a challenging and fascinating set.

Artifact iTi: Live in St. Johann Artifact iTi:
Live in St. Johann

(Okka -- USA )

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An amazing lineup of European, Chicago and UK players in a live set from the 2008 ArtActs Festival, music that merges the boundaries of ea-improv and free jazz.

Astrakan: Comets and Monsters Astrakan:
Comets and Monsters

(Jaguar Steps -- Great Britain )

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With a new sound, Astrakan has re-formed, adding bass guitarist Jeff Spencer as well as keyboardist and unique vocalist Celia Lu to the band, while still combining composition and improvisation with a focus on superb instrumental solos.

Atolon + Chip Shop Music: Public Private Atolon + Chip Shop Music:
Public Private

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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ChipShop music with Erik Carlsson (percussion), Martin Kuchen (sax & radio), David Lacey (percussion & electronics) and Paul Vogel (computer & clarinet) meet Atolon (Ruth Barberan, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, and Ferran Fages).

Atomic / School Days: Nuclear Assembly Hall Atomic / School Days:
Nuclear Assembly Hall

(Okka -- USA )

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Attias, Michael: Renku In Coimbra Attias, Michael:
Renku In Coimbra

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An afternoon during saxophonist Michael Attias's residency at the Coimbra's Jazz ao Centro festival in Brazil with the core of his quintet: bassist John Hebert & drummer Satoshi Takeishi.

Attias, Michael: Spun Tree Attias, Michael:
Spun Tree

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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His first studio album since 2004, alto saxophonist Michael Attias returns to the epic forms of his "Credo" release, presentng 8 new compositions with his band of Ralph Alessi, Matt Mitchell, Sean Conly and Tom Rainey

Attias, Michael: Twines of Colesion Attias, Michael:
Twines of Colesion

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Alto saxophonist Michael Attias leads this quintet with Tony Malaby on tenor and soprano, Russ Lossing on piano, John Hebert on bass and Staoshi Takeishi on drums performing live at the Jazz ao Centro Festival.

Auris + Gino: Rub Auris + Gino:
Rub

(Public Eyesore -- USA )

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The Electroacoustic improv trio of Eric Leonardson (springboard & electronics), Julia E. Miller (guitar & electronics), and Christopher Preissing (flute & electronics), present 3 collective improvisations and 3 duos between Auris members and percussionist Gino Robair.

Axis Another Revolvable Thing: New-Direction-Unit In Concert Part 1 Axis Another Revolvable Thing:
New-Direction-Unit In Concert Part 1

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Ayler Quintet, Albert: Stockholm, Berlin 1966 Ayler Quintet, Albert:
Stockholm, Berlin 1966

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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In 1966 Albert Ayler toured Europe with his quintet, as heard on these beautifully remastered recordings from Berlin and Stockholm; inspired and spiritual free jazz.

Ayler, Albert : The Hilversum Session Ayler, Albert :
The Hilversum Session

(ESP -- USA )

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Ayler, Albert Quintet: Lorrach, Paris 1966 Ayler, Albert Quintet:
Lorrach, Paris 1966

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Brothers Albert (sax) and Don Ayler (trumpet) playing energetic, "free spiritual music" in Paris in 1966 alongside Michel Samson (violin), William Folwell (bass) and Beaver Harris (drums).

Ayler, Albert: Spirits Rejoice [VINYL] Ayler, Albert:
Spirits Rejoice [VINYL]

(ESP -- USA )

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Legendary saxophonist Albert Ayler recorded this album in 1965 with the phenomenal band of brother Donald Ayler on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto sax, Sunny Murray on drums, Call Cobbs on harpsichord, and Gary Peacock and Henry Grime on bass, reissued with its original cover.

BARREL (Blunt / Kallin / Marshall): Gratuitous Abuse BARREL (Blunt / Kallin / Marshall):
Gratuitous Abuse

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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The London based improvising string trio Barrel of Alison Blunt on violin, Ivor Kallin on violin & viola, and Hannah Marshall on cello, all members of London Improvisers Orchestra and performers at the 2007 Freedom of the City.

BEFOREHAND (Lazaridou / Wastell): Live at Hundred Years Gallery BEFOREHAND (Lazaridou / Wastell):
Live at Hundred Years Gallery

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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The duo of Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga on zither and Mark Wastell on his electronics set including bowls and shruti box, formed for the release concert for Angharad Davies' "Six Studies" in 2014, recording this excellent improvised dialog of rich and unusual sound.

BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer): Shuffle BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer):
Shuffle

(Driff Records -- USA )

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The Boston-based BOLT quartet of Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Eric Hofbauer (guitar), Junko Fujiwara (cello), Eric Rosenthal (drums) chose the 19 pieces on this release from 36 improvised pieces, ranging from "energy-orgies of free jazz [to] sparse electronic soundscapes".

Babin's, Tommy Benzene: Your Body Is Your Prison Babin's, Tommy Benzene:
Your Body Is Your Prison

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

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Bassist Babin's Benzene band mixes free improvisation with rock overtones, tight changes giving way to excellent solos from all members of this exceptional quartet.

Backer, Andreas / Raymond Strid: Voice & Percussion Backer, Andreas / Raymond Strid:
Voice & Percussion

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Ever-inventive drummer/percussionist Raymond Strid and performance collaborator, Norwegian-Swedish free improvising vocalist Andreas Backer, for a set of unusual, absurd and detailed improvisations, as the two complement each other in unexpected ways.

Baghdassarians / Baltschun / Bosetti / Doneda: Strom Baghdassarians / Baltschun / Bosetti / Doneda:
Strom

(Potlatch -- France )

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Bailey, Derek & Fine, Milo: Scale Points on the Fever Curve Bailey, Derek & Fine, Milo:
Scale Points on the Fever Curve

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Bailey, Derek & Simon H. Fell: The Complete 15th August 2001 Bailey, Derek & Simon H. Fell:
The Complete 15th August 2001

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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The full performance of legendary improvising guitarist Derek Bailey's 2001 exhilarating duo with bassist Simon H. Fell at Sound 323, originally released as a mini-CD and voted record of the year in 2002 by The Wire.

Bailey, Derek / Trevor Watts / John Stevens: Dynamics of the Impromptu Bailey, Derek / Trevor Watts / John Stevens:
Dynamics of the Impromptu

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Live recordings from 1973-74 from the trio of drummer John Stevens, guitarist Derek Bailey, and saxophonist Trevor Watts, dynamic works performed "impromptu" with a wealth of ideas as these innovators demonstrate the skills that helped define them as masterful players.

Bailey, Derek: Standards Bailey, Derek:
Standards

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Bailey, Derek: Barcelona Chronicles: All Thumbs [DVD] Bailey, Derek:
Barcelona Chronicles: All Thumbs [DVD]

(Incus -- Great Britain )

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A short solo electric guitar concert filmed in the Ribera district of Barcelona in 2004, "thumbs" referring to the techniques Bailey developed to counter motor neuron disease.



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