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Garcia, Miguel A. / Oier Iruretagoiena / Abdul Moimeme / Lorea Oar-Arteta / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carl Garcia, Miguel A. / Oier Iruretagoiena / Abdul Moimeme / Lorea Oar-Arteta / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos:
Sitsa

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Joing Portuguese and Spanish improvisers for four recordings in Bilbao, Spain, this sextet presents sound works using unusual orchestration--piano harp, viola, guitar, metals, electric organ, paper, contact mics, and electronics--balancing spacious exploration with assertive moments of percussive and caustic sound, evolving bold sonic and timbral combinations.

IKB: Paradoxurus hermaphroditus IKB:
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording at the 12th CreativeFest at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, the IKB ensemble is represented by 20 musicians for this performance, merging acoustic and electronic instruments including strings, brass, winds, self-made instruments, and percussion in a concert of intense constraint & patience, seething with detail and replete with consummate skill.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Tom Rainey : Tism Laubrock, Ingrid / Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Tom Rainey :
Tism

(RogueArt -- France )

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The first recording from these four exceptional improvisers--Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano saxophones, Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Mark Feldman on violin, and Tom Rainey on drums--a session of collective improvisation fueled by each other's familiarity through shared projects over many years, yielding these remarkably cohesive and articulate recordings.

Limbo Ensemble: Limbo Limbo Ensemble:
Limbo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A fascinating confluence of improvisation and contemporary compositional approaches from this Spanish ensemble led by composer and drummer Nasim Lopez Palacios, using 5 reeds, trumpet, flute, piano, electric guitar, harp, double bass, drums and electronics in an extended work exploring space, tension and motion, with a beautiful build to catharsis.

Lisbon String Trio / Gil Goncalves: Merz Lisbon String Trio / Gil Goncalves:
Merz

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on contrabass continue their recent string of collaborations with a fourth player, Portuguese tuba player Gil Goncalves joining to addd a unique complement to their strings, as Goncalves adds bass, blats, growls and unique timbres of upper register low brass.

Nagl, Max / Steve Bernstein / Noel Akchote / Brad Jones: Big Four Nagl, Max / Steve Bernstein / Noel Akchote / Brad Jones:
Big Four

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Neuser, Nikolaus / Carlos Quebrada: Toxicodendron Radicans Neuser, Nikolaus / Carlos Quebrada:
Toxicodendron Radicans

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording in New York at the Omi International Arts Center in 2018, the duo of German trumpeter Nikolaus Neuser and Brazilian bassist Carlos Eduardo Quebrada Vasquez, Quebrada expanding his bass through electronics, capture an inventive and active set of dialogs, rich in technical skill and continually surprising through twists and turns; action-packed and inspired.

Nuno, Jorge Connection: Sao Paulo Connection Nuno, Jorge Connection:
Sao Paulo Connection

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Far ranging free improvisation from the Sao Paulo, Brazil quartet of Jorge Nuno on guitar, Romulo Alexis on trumpet, Vitor Vieira Branco on vibraphone, and Rafael Cab on drums, in ethnically rich and spiritual playing that incorporates beautiful atmospheric work, ruminating assertive playing, and idiosyncratic interaction with unusual technique and percussive instruments.

Petit, Jean-Luc / Jeremy Baysse / Fabrice Favriou: Ecorchure Petit, Jean-Luc / Jeremy Baysse / Fabrice Favriou:
Ecorchure

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Ecorchure" translates to a skin wound produced by a violent friction that removes or tears the superficial layers; here the French trio of Jean-Luc Petit on saxophones, Jeremy Baysse on electric guitar & gadgets, and Fabrice Favriou on drums, tear through three excoriating improvisations during a 2019 live concert at Ateliers Musicaux Syrinx, in Poitiers France.

Roach, Max / Anthony Braxton : One In Two Two In One Roach, Max / Anthony Braxton :
One In Two Two In One

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Abdul Moimeme / Antez: Magma Rodrigues, Ernesto / Abdul Moimeme / Antez:
Magma

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An eruption of sound from the long-standing collaboration of violist Ernesto Rodrigues and Abdul Moimeme, here on prepared electric guitar, in a trio with unique percussionist Antez, whose intimate relationship with the percussive objects he uses creates a tectonic aural range of explosive flows and deeply churning cymbal vibration, caught live at Lisboa Incomum, in Lisbon.

Rodrigues, Ernesto: Spiegel Rodrigues, Ernesto:
Spiegel

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two sets across two nights during CreativeFest #12 at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, in a septet of six acoustic sources--viola, cellos, flute, trumpet, piano and percussion--and electronics, an extended journey approached with quiet tension and incredible detail, the recording of the first set used as the basis for the 2nd to create a virtual ensemble.

Schwarm 13: At Studioboerne45 Schwarm 13:
At Studioboerne45

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Schwarm, or "Swarm", 13 is a German ensemble performing instant compositions, directed by clarinetist Rudi Debrunner and saxophonist Max Stehle, who also provides conceptions for the band, which is comprised of reeds, guitar, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, double bass, and voice, presenting (appropriately) 13 improvisations captured live at Studioboerne45.

String Theory: Krypton String Theory:
Krypton

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Portuguese large improvising ensemble String Theory is heard live during the CreativeFest#12, at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018, in an extended improvisation of incredible layering and restraint, making an amalgam of mostly acoustic string sources sound electronic and hallucinatory, an incredible achievement in string sonics.

Suspensao: Rayon Blanc Suspensao:
Rayon Blanc

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The fourth release from the Portuguese lowercase electroacoustic ensemble Suspensao, merging viola, cello, bass clarinet, alto sax, electric guitar, piano, double bass, percussion and electronics in intensely detailed, slow moving improvisation, revealing impressive tension and suspension of time in impeccably concentrative collective conversation.

Vazquez, Pablo  / Hernan Sama: El Nombre Del Ritual Vazquez, Pablo / Hernan Sama:
El Nombre Del Ritual

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Thirteen emphatic "rituals" from the Argentinian duo of saxophonist Hernan Sama, recording in the studio as they employ an array of techniques including extended bowing and plucking approaches, saxophone smears, growls, vocal utterances, odd reed techniques, &c, to engage their listener's ears as they unfold dialog that merges jazz forms and fully free improvisation.

Zorn, John: Pellucidar - A Dreamers Fantabula [VINYL] Zorn, John:
Pellucidar - A Dreamers Fantabula [VINYL]

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Virgin vinyl gatefold remastered issue of Zorn's 2015 Dreamers album with Cyro Baptista on percussion, Joey Baron on drums, Trevor Dunn on bass, Marc Ribot on guitars, Jamie Saft on keyboards, and Kenny Wollesen on vibes, a lyrical album of tuneful compositions and superb soloing, with beguiling compositions inspired by the imaginary worlds of fantasy literature.

Braxton, Anthony: Performance (Quartet) 1979 Braxton, Anthony:
Performance (Quartet) 1979

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Anthony Braxton's and Ray Anderson's short-lived 1979 quartet interpreting seven of Braxton's compositions with amazing results.

Eskelin, Ellery: Ten Eskelin, Ellery:
Ten

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Liebman, David / Ellery Eskelin Quartet: Different But The Same Liebman, David / Ellery Eskelin Quartet:
Different But The Same

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Vallon, Colin Trio: Ailleurs Vallon, Colin Trio:
Ailleurs

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Testa, Carl : Sway Prototypes - Volume 1 Testa, Carl :
Sway Prototypes - Volume 1

(Sway -- USA )

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1st volume of bassist Carl Testa's Sway electroacoustic interactive software, taking the individual playing of Erica Dicker on violin, Junko Fujiwara on cello, Louis Guarino Jr. on trumpet, Andria Nicodemou on vibraphone, Carl Testa on bass & electronics, and Anne Rhodes on voice, Testa's software generating responses that push and pull the musician in unique directions.

Testa, Carl : Sway Prototypes  - Volume 2 Testa, Carl :
Sway Prototypes - Volume 2

(Sway -- USA )

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2nd volume of bassist Carl Testa's Sway electroacoustic interactive software, taking the individual playing of Erica Dicker on violin, Junko Fujiwara on cello, Louis Guarino Jr. on trumpet, Andria Nicodemou on vibraphone, Carl Testa on bass & electronics, and Anne Rhodes on voice, Testa's software generating responses that push and pull the musician in unique directions.

Braxton, Anthony: Charlie Parker Project 1993 [2 CDs] Braxton, Anthony:
Charlie Parker Project 1993 [2 CDs]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Matthew Shipp: Seraphic Light (Live At Tufts University) Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Matthew Shipp:
Seraphic Light (Live At Tufts University)

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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A long-form 3-part work of collective improvisation from 3 masterful New York free jazz legends--Daniel Carter on flute, trumpet, clarinet, and saxophones, William Parker on bass, and Matthew Shipp on piano--performing live at Tufts University in 2017 in a beautifully thoughtful and lyrical concert presented after a screening of the '59 film "The Cry of Jazz".

  Douglas, Dave Tiny Bell Trio:
Constellations (2002 edition)

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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A much-needed reissue of Dave Douglas's Tiny Bell Trio with guitarist Brad Shepik and drummer Jim Black, a remarkably telepathic group recorded mid-tour after 3 years working together.

Liebman, David / Ellery Eskelin: Renewal Liebman, David / Ellery Eskelin:
Renewal

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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DaveLiebman & Ellery Eskelin unite again with Tony Marino and Jim Black in an exceptional NY quartet of freedom and spontaneity framed within underlying jazz structures.

Roach, Max / Archie Shepp: The Long March [2 CDs] Roach, Max / Archie Shepp:
The Long March [2 CDs]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Live recordings from Willisau in 1979 between these two significant artists of different generations who share a creative impetus of social and political concern.

Taylor, Cecil Unit: One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye [2CDs] Taylor, Cecil Unit:
One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye [2CDs]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Waldron, Mal / Steve Lacy: Live at Dreher Paris 1981 Volumes 1 & 2 Waldron, Mal / Steve Lacy:
Live at Dreher Paris 1981 Volumes 1 & 2

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Schlippenbach Quartet: Three Nails Left [VINYL] Schlippenbach Quartet:
Three Nails Left [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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Essential reissue of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's 1975 FMP album with his quartet of free jazz legends Evan Parker on soprano & tenor saxophones, Peter Kowald on double bass, and Paul Lovens on percussion, in a live concert at New Jazz Festival Moers in Germany, 1974, and at Berlin's Quartier Latin in 1975; creative, unpredictable, cathartic, masterful free jazz.

Gayle, Charles / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Seasons Changing [2 CDs] Gayle, Charles / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
Seasons Changing [2 CDs]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Recorded at Cafe Oto in London in 2017, legendary NY free jazz saxophonist Charles Gayle is joined by masterful free improvisers John Edwards on double bass and Mark Sanders for two live sets, released here in a limited 2-CD album, presenting the fire and range of all three players, from full-on aggressive and confrontational playing to deeply introspective.

McPhee, Joe  / Lol Coxhill / Chris Corsano / Evan Parker: Tree Dancing McPhee, Joe / Lol Coxhill / Chris Corsano / Evan Parker:
Tree Dancing

(Otoroku -- UK )

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A 2010 recording at London's Cafe Oto by the London / New York quartet of Lol Coxhill on soprano saxophone, Evan Parker on saxophones, Joe McPhee on saxophones, and Chris Corsano on drums & percussion, with McPhee introducing the set and starting with a tribute to Ornette Coleman, as the four perform seven intense "dances" as duos, trios and full quartet.

Ambarchi, Oren / Mark Fell / Will Guthrie / Sam Shalabi: Oglon Day [VINYL] Ambarchi, Oren / Mark Fell / Will Guthrie / Sam Shalabi:
Oglon Day [VINYL]

(Thirtythree Thirtythree -- UK )

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The debut from the quartet of Oren Ambarchi (guitar, bass, electronics), Mark Fell (computer), Will Guthrie (drums & percussion), and Sam Shalabi (Oud), recording in the studio in London before their 2016 Masafat Festival appearance, presenting these two extended and upbeat works blending acoustic and electronic instruments in composed and improvised approaches.

Prevost, Eddie: Matching Mix [VINYL] Prevost, Eddie:
Matching Mix [VINYL]

(Earshot Recordings -- UK )

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Solo percussion pieces from AMM percussionist and Matchless label leader Eddie Prevost, recorded in a single day in Matching Tye, Essex at All Saints Church, and High Laver, the burial site of philosopher John Locke, whose idea of mixing labor with materials is an analogy for Prevost's approach to creative improvisation, here in 5 distinctive examples.

McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen-Love: Lift Every Voice And Sing [VINYL] McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Lift Every Voice And Sing [VINYL]

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

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Smalltown Supersound's sublabel Actions for Free Jazz presents this live concert at Oslo's St. Edmund's Church from the duo of frequent collaborators Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet & tenor saxophone, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and percussion, featuring compositions by James Weldon Johnson, Thelonious Monk and Joe McPhee plus two by McPhee and Nilssen-Love.

Cooper-Moore, The Sessions: Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG] Cooper-Moore, The Sessions:
Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG]

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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After a NY session for a Giuseppe Logan album, guitarist Ed Pettersen and pianist & instrument builder Cooper-Moore recorded their own acoustic quartet with Cooper-Moore on piano, then headed to Nashville to record acoustic and electric improv sets, then finally this gospel set with "Reverend Eddie Bones", all presented on 3 CDs in a keepsake tin in a printed cloth bag.

Cooper-Moore, The Sessions: Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG + 7'' VINYL] Cooper-Moore, The Sessions:
Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG + 7'' VINYL]

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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After a NY session for a Giuseppe Logan album, guitarist Ed Pettersen and pianist & instrument builder Cooper-Moore recorded their own acoustic quartet with Cooper-Moore on piano, then headed to Nashville to record acoustic and electric improv sets, then finally this gospel set with "Reverend Eddie Bones", all presented on 3 CDs in a keepsake tin in a printed cloth bag.

Eskelin, Ellery w/ Andrea Parkins / Jim Black : 12 (+1) Imaginary Views Eskelin, Ellery w/ Andrea Parkins / Jim Black :
12 (+1) Imaginary Views

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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""Post modernism" is already a maligned enough generalization that critics hate using it as much as musicians hate being labeled as such. Over the past twenty years or so, what was once a sly reference to integrating the mundane into Re...

Crispell, Marilyn / Tanya Kalmanovitch / Richard Tietelbaum: Dream Libretto Crispell, Marilyn / Tanya Kalmanovitch / Richard Tietelbaum:
Dream Libretto

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Two distinct yet emotionally connected works from pianist Marilyn Crispell, violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch a partner in both; first, a "Memoria" for Crispell's relatives who died in World War II, in spacious and moving character, Richard Tietelbaum adding mood through haunting electronics; and 7 piano & violin duos, from the masterfully eccentric to the beautifully reflective.

Oberg, Uwe / Rudi Mahall / Michael Griener: Lacy Pool 2 Oberg, Uwe / Rudi Mahall / Michael Griener:
Lacy Pool 2

(Leo Records -- UK )

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The second "Lacy Pool" directed by pianist Uwe Oberg and with drummer Michael Griener the common element, invites Rudi Mahall on clarinets as they interpret, or as Oberg describes it, "unlock" the music of Steve Lacy, in 9 compositions including "Trickles", "Cliches", "Ladies", &c., plus two Oberg compositions that fit into his pool of Lacy interpretations.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Mark Feldman / Jason Hwang: Strings 1 Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Mark Feldman / Jason Hwang:
Strings 1

(Leo Records -- UK )

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With two violins (Mat Maneri & Mark Feldman) and one viola (Jason Kao Hwang), Ivo Perelman initiates his 7-CD "Strings" series, freely improvising in an unusual collective setting as an illusionary string quartet, Perelman functioning as a virtual cello on the saxophone, another tenor instrument he played for years before turning to the sax; stunning.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley: Strings 3 Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley:
Strings 3

(Leo Records -- UK )

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The 3rd album of NY-based Brazilian tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's Strings series with Mat Maneri on viola adds trumpeter Nate Wooley, an unusual instrument for a string series, but in the adaptable creative intent of Wooley's playing the trumpet is found intertwining with the strings and Perelman's cello-like sax runs to create a remarkable complement in their collective voice.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley / Matthew Shipp: Strings 4 Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley / Matthew Shipp:
Strings 4

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Expanding on the trio setting of NY tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's "Strings 3" album, the 4th of the planned 7 CDs adds pianist Matthew Shipp to create a quartet that, while somewhat conventional on the surface, in practice emphasizes a string-like approach in both the woodwind and brass components, Shipp's perspective adding a unique dimension to the collective improvisation.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / William Henry Roberts / Ned Rothenberg: Strings 2 Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / William Henry Roberts / Ned Rothenberg:
Strings 2

(Leo Records -- UK )

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The second in Ivo Perelman's 7-CD "Strings" series with a core duo of Perelman on tenor saxophone and Mat Maneri on viola, are joined by Downtown NY cellist Hank Roberts on 7 of 9 tracks, and bass clarinetist Ned Rothenberg on 4; the addition of Roberts adds an emotional drive to their recordings, as Rothenberg brings spectacular technique and creative power.

I Am Three & Me (Nicols, Maggie / Silke Eberhard / Nikolaus Neuser / Christian Marien): Mingus' Soun I Am Three & Me (Nicols, Maggie / Silke Eberhard / Nikolaus Neuser / Christian Marien):
Mingus' Sounds Of Love

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Following their 2016 album "I Am Three, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus", the German trio of Silke Eberhard on alto saxophone, Nikolaus Neuser on trumpet, and Christian Marien on drums invited British improvising vocalist Maggie Nicols to further explore the works of jazz legend Charles Mingus in song and spoken word in a thoroughly enjoyable and worthy tribute to his work.

Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel): Map of Liberation Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel):
Map of Liberation

(RogueArt -- France )

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Born from the duo of Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell and French bassist Joelle Leandre ("Sisters Where") and brought together by Myra Melford, this is the 2nd album from their Tiger Trio formation, joining profound skill, unusual creative intent, ferociously authoritative conversation, shrewd wit, and an innate sense of balance to 11 succinct collective improvisations.

Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum): The No-Nosed Puppet [VINYL] Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum):
The No-Nosed Puppet [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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The New York supergroup of Mary Halvorson on guitar, Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Benoit Delbecq on piano, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet & flugelhorn in a studio album with compositions from all 4 players, their friendship and history of working together bringing virtuosity, precision, freedom in exploration and exuberance to their collective conversations.

OGJB Quartet, The (Lake / Haynes / Fonda / Altschul): Bamako OGJB Quartet, The (Lake / Haynes / Fonda / Altschul):
Bamako

(Tum -- Finland )

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After more than 10 years of working together, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Barry Altschul asked saxophonist Oliver Lake and trumpeter Graham Haynes to join in this quartet, their name taken from their first initials, as they present compositions from all four players, plus a poem from Lake, ending with two collective improvisations; a solid and dynamic start to a new quartet.

Polwechsel: 2 Polwechsel:
2

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey : I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey :
I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The debut recording of New York double bassist Sean Ali's improvising string trio with violist Joanna Mattrey and cellist Leila Bordreuil, having worked together since 2015, each brings impressive technique and a somewhat twisted approach to their strings in a diverse set of extended improvisation from pensive and spacious to formidable density.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins /  Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham):
Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Rousay, Claire: Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Rousay, Claire:
Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Exploring human relationships and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds, San Antonio drummer Claire Rousay, who has worked with Jacob Wick, Ken Vandermark, Brandon Lopez, &c. recorded these six solo drum performances in the studio, developing each in a way that shows her strong technical skills and narrative voice on the drums.

Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Tereshkova (Jeff Lane):
Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Portland Oregon composer and sound artist Jeff Lane, co-founder of the Chicago/Portland record label Never Anything, as his alter-ego Tereshkova in a large work of electronic composition, part concrete, part acousmatic, spanning two cassettes with four side-long pieces, each an extended journey in mood, motion, perplexing sources and embrace-ably interesting.

New York Contemporary Five, The: Live at Koncertsal, Copenhagen, 17.10.1963 [VINYL] New York Contemporary Five, The:
Live at Koncertsal, Copenhagen, 17.10.1963 [VINYL]

(Alternative Fox -- UK )

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Formed in 1962, the New York Contemporary Five with Don Cherry on trumpet, Archie Shepp & John Tchicai on saxophones, Don Moore on bass, and J.C. Moses on drums, was short lived but their influence long-lasting, this live album from Copenhagen in 1963 a testament to their contribution to 60s free jazz, and a welcome addition to their scant discography.

As You Hear (Veryan Weston / Pei Ann Yeoh / Beibei Wang): Four Seasonings As You Hear (Veryan Weston / Pei Ann Yeoh / Beibei Wang):
Four Seasonings

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

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Recording at Vortex Jazz Club in London in 2018, the As You Hear trio of renowned London and European free jazz pianist Veryan Weston with two younger generation improvisers, Pei Ann Yeoh (violin) and Beibei Wang (drums & percussion), here presenting a sophisticated concert of group improvisation, each collective improvisation named for a spice or seasoning.

Carrier, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / John Edwards / Michel Lambert: Nirguna [2 CDs] Carrier, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / John Edwards / Michel Lambert:
Nirguna [2 CDs]

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

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A complete, powerful performance at London's Vortex club from the indefatigable quartet led by Canadian saxophonist Francois Carrier, featuring one of the finest European young piano virtuosos, Alexander Hawkins, one of the most in-demand bass players on the Euro/London free improv scene, John Edwards, and long running partner to Carrier, drummer Michel Lambert.

Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra): One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra):
One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation

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

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A formidable meeting of three powerhouses of modern creative improvisation of diverse backgrounds -- Filipina-American drummer/percussionist Susie Ibarra, legendary New York bassist William Parker, and Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, in a spirited, masterful and stunning live performance at the Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona recorded in 1998.

Nobject (Martin Kuchen / Rafal Mazur / Vasco Trilla): X-Rayed [2 CDs] Nobject (Martin Kuchen / Rafal Mazur / Vasco Trilla):
X-Rayed [2 CDs]

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

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Bringing separate collaborations together as a trio, Swedish saxophonist Martin Kuchen (Angles), who has worked separately with Catalan drummer Vascto Trilli and Polish guitarist Rafal Mazur, come together as Nobject, recording at Lodz-Art Inkubator during the sixth Musica Privata festival in Lodz, Poland, for 2 sets of fully free, sinuous and assertive improvisation.

Parker, Evan / Eddie Prevost: Tools Of Imagination Parker, Evan / Eddie Prevost:
Tools Of Imagination

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An awe-inspiring concert between two of London's free improvisation legends, recording at Pardon To Tu [Teatr Nowy Clubroom] in Poland--percussionist Eddie Prevost and saxophonist Evan Parker on tenor sax--in an hour-long performance that starts with Prevost's reverberant bowed metal, as the two build and recede with profound concentration and masterful skill.

Shocron, Paula / Pablo Diaz (special guest Guillermo Gregorio): Dialogos Shocron, Paula / Pablo Diaz (special guest Guillermo Gregorio):
Dialogos

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Argentinian improvisers Paula Shocron (piano) and Pablo Diaz (drums) invite masterful Argentinian clarinetist and Mivimiento Musica Mas founder Guillermo Gregorio to record these 14 collective improvisations in the studio in New York, drawing upon contemporary and jazz elements with virtuosic skill, revealing inventive and imaginative playing.

Stapp, Ben / Joe Morris feat. Stephen Haynes : Mind Creature Sound Dasein Stapp, Ben / Joe Morris feat. Stephen Haynes :
Mind Creature Sound Dasein

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Splitting his time between Portugal and NY, tuba and euphonium player Ben Stapp's association with guitarist Joe Morris and cornetist Stephen Haynes started in 2011, including participating in their Improvisations series, leading to this trio performing Stapp's compositions with musical forms based on the narrative structure of his novel "Mind Creature Sound Dasein".

Guy, Barry : Blue Horizon. Barry Guy@70 (Live At The Ad Libitum Festival 2017) [3 CDs] Guy, Barry :
Blue Horizon. Barry Guy@70 (Live At The Ad Libitum Festival 2017) [3 CDs]

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

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Three astonishing concerts on 3 consecutive nights at the Ad Libitum Festival 2017 in Warsaw, Poland from British bassist Barry Guy in 3 configurations: 1st in a duo with Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez; 2nd in a trio with US pianist Marilyn Crispell and British drummer Paul Lytton; and 3rd in a double bass duo with French bassist Joelle Leandre.

Leandre, Joelle: Strings Garden [3 CDs] Leandre, Joelle:
Strings Garden [3 CDs]

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

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Three concerts from 2016 & 2017 of different string duos anchored by Leandre's double bass, starting at rue Victor Masse 75009 in Paris in a double bass duo with Bernard Santacruz; then a bass and cello duo at Le Triton Les Lilas, France with Gaspar Claus; and completing the set, a performances at DZIK, in Warszaw, Poland with violinist and violist Theo Ceccaldi.

Fernandez, Agusti : River Tiger Fire [4 CDs] Fernandez, Agusti :
River Tiger Fire [4 CDs]

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

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Recorded at the 2014 Ad Libitum Festival in Warsaw, pianist and composer Agusti Fernandez was invited to perform four concerts in celebration of his 60th birthday, choosing his working trio Aurora for once concert, a solo performance of "El Laberint de la Memoria", his electroacoustic Thunder trio, and a large ensemble conduction: "River, Tiger Fire".

Killick: Stay-At-Home Monk [VINYL] Killick:
Stay-At-Home Monk [VINYL]

(H(i)nds(i)ght -- USA )

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Varying the instrument and proportions of acoustic or electric presentation straddling the foreground/background dynamic for each track, Appalachian Trance Metal guitarist Killick presents his first vinyl LP to extend his vast CD discography; a worthy and curious album of solo guitar, acoustic and electroacoustic work that belongs in any guitar enthusiast's collection.

Bishop, Jeb / Alex Ward / Weasel Walter: Flayed Bishop, Jeb / Alex Ward / Weasel Walter:
Flayed

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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An assertive album of free improv bringing together players from New York (drummer Weasel Walters), London (clarinetist & electric guitarist Alex Ward), and Chicago (trombonist Jeb Bishop), their previous shared projects and cross-genre intentions in rock, hardcore jazz and other experimental forms leading to this wonderfully quirky and masterful album of excoriating free jazz.

Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker: Apsis Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker:
Apsis

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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"Apsis" makes permanent this Chicago band's expansion from the trio of Dave Rempis on saxophones, Joshua Abrams on bass, and Avreeayl Ra on drums & percussion with pianist & synth player Jim Baker, first heard on "Perihelion", as the 3rd album demonstrates the power and articulate strength of all four through extended and energetic improvisations of great modern jazz.

From Wolves To Whales (Rempis / Wooley / Niggenkemper / Corsano): Strandwal [2 CDs] From Wolves To Whales (Rempis / Wooley / Niggenkemper / Corsano):
Strandwal [2 CDs]

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The 2nd release from the quartet of cutting edge improvisers--Nate Wooley on trumpet, Dave Rempis on saxophone, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums--presents a complete concert during their Fall 2017 European tour, performing in the city of Haarlem near Amsterdam in a wide-ranging concert of incredible technique and intrepid playing.

Lyons, Jimmy & Sunny Murray Trio: Jump Up Lyons, Jimmy & Sunny Murray Trio:
Jump Up

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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A much-need reissue and remaster of saxophonist Jimmy Lyon's smoking free jazz trio album live at Jazz Festival Willisau, 1980, performing with double bassist John Lindberg and drummer Sunny Murray.

Musicworks: #134 Fall 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#134 Fall 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Fall 2019 issue of Canada's premier music magazine covering contemporary, improvisation and experimental music, plus reviews of recordings, books, and events; this issue has articles on Ana Sokolovic, Charlie Morrow, Nadah El Shazly, Laraaji, Amy Brandon, William Kuo, Sami Blanco, Silla and Rise, Mystery & Wonder Records, including a CD with tracks from the same.



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