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Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Daichi Yoshikawa: Intervivos [VINYL] Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Daichi Yoshikawa:
Intervivos [VINYL]

(Empty Editions -- Germany )

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Recording at Empty Gallery in Hong Kong during a week residency, the duo Jean-Luc Guionnet (Ames Room) on saxophone and Daichi Yoshikawa (Eddie Prevost) using self-developed feedback of speakers, contact microphones & found objects, create intense yet constrained improvisations of impressive control, technique and exotic soundscape.

Guy, Barry: Frogs [VINYL 7-inch PICTURE DISC] Guy, Barry:
Frogs [VINYL 7-inch PICTURE DISC]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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A 7" limited vinyl picture disc made to celebrate legendary European Free Jazz bassist Barry Guy's 70th birthday, with Guy providing "acoustic sounds" along with his collaborating frogs, Wasserfrosch (Rana Esculenta) and Laubfrosch (Hyla Arborea), side A presenting Frogs & Barry Guy, and side B, Barry Guy & Frogs; quirkly and wonderful free improv.

Home of Easy Credit, The: (Blancarte / Eckardt) Home of Easy Credit, The:
(Blancarte / Eckardt)

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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Denmark to NY transplant Dam Eckardt Jensen blends her vocals, saxophone and flute work with Texan/NY bassist Tom Blancarte's furious playing to create unique sound worlds, including 5 hallucinatory and musical dreams.

Jeck, Philip: Iklectik Jeck, Philip:
Iklectik

(Touch -- UK )

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Named for the IKLECTIK performance space in London, England, Jeck's four part piece creates beautiful atmospheric passages which transition with field recordings, muted spoken word, symphonic-like passages, and other obscure sources, occasionally increasing in assertiveness but never leaving an exotic dream state of beautiful tonal environments.

Kawabata, Makoto / Richard Pinhas / Tatsuya Yoshida: [VINYL] Kawabata, Makoto / Richard Pinhas / Tatsuya Yoshida:
[VINYL]

(Bam Balam Records -- France )

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Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Richard Pinhas (Heldon), and Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), modern and prolific explorers in the 21st century evolution of progressive rock, reunite at the Studio Condorcet in Toulouse (France) to record a series of fiery improvisations and experimentations blending free noise, blues, and psychedelia.

Konstrukt & Alexander Hawkins: Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL 2 LPs] Konstrukt & Alexander Hawkins:
Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Holidays Records -- Italy )

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The Turkish free improvising quartet Konstrukt of Korhan Futaci (sax and woodwinds), Berke Can Ozcan (drums), Barlas Tan Ozemek (electric bass) and Umut Caglar (electric guitar and etc.) met British pianist Alexander Hawkins at London's Cafe OTO in 2015 to record this captivating and unpredictable set of electric free improv.

Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson: Falling And Five Other Failings [VINYL] Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson:
Falling And Five Other Failings [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Two versatile and innovative improvisers, Mats Gustafsson on saxophones and Christof Kurzmann on electronics and voice, extracted improvisations recorded in the studio to create the 7 parts of this rich, pulse-based and intensely understated work about Falling and Failing.

Lean Left: I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL] Lean Left:
I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $28.95    

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The 7th album from the quartet of Netherlands guitarists Andy Moor and Terrie Hessels (The Ex) with Chicago free improvising multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and Netherlands drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love in an album balancing amazing energy with profound introspective moments in thrilling edge-of-your-seat improvisation - excellent!

Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay: Amalgam [VINYL] Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay:
Amalgam [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

Price: $16.95    

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A wild and exciting duo between cellist Okkyung Lee and legendary turntable improviser Christian Marclay performing live at London's Cafe Oto for a single long track that runs through an astonishing dynamic of invention and atmospheres in a gripping and spellbinding set.

Lencastre's, Joao Communion 3 (w/ Sacks / Opsvik): Song(s) Of Hope Lencastre's, Joao Communion 3 (w/ Sacks / Opsvik):
Song(s) Of Hope

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 2nd release on Clean Feed by drummer Joao Lencastre's Communion, a shape-shifting ensemble here configured with 2 New York improvisers from Lencastre's associations over 15 years in NYC--pianist Jakob Sacks and bassist Eivind Opsvik--for 10 studio recordings which include the 4-part "Magnetic Frequency", blurring lyrical avant jazz and chamber forms; beautiful.

Levin, Daniel / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten / Chris Corsano: Spinning Jenny Levin, Daniel / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten / Chris Corsano:
Spinning Jenny

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Three innovative improvisers, Daniel Levin on cello, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums, in a studio album of collective free playing that's traverses both ferocious and introspective aspects of their dialog with tremendous technical skill and wonderful creative strategies.

Lewis, George: Assemblage Lewis, George:
Assemblage

(New World Records -- USA )

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Composer George Lewis leads an ensemble that bridges compositional and improvisation skills through four large works written between 2012 and 2014 using the concept of "assemblage," a pragmatic, material, non-teleological approach to composition on four differing themes, yielding fascinatingly complex yet diverse, thrilling and embraceable results.

Made to Break: Trebuchet Made to Break:
Trebuchet

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The eighth release from Ken Vandermark's hard-hitting quartet with Austrian electronic improviser Christof Kurzmann, Netherlands bassist Jasper Stadhouders, and Chicago drummer and frequent Vandermark collaborator Tim Daisy, for 3 vigorous and extreme pieces dedicated to Shellac, Susan Sontag, and Kerry James Marshall; powerful, informed, essential.

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake: Ronda [VINYL 2 LPs] Mako Sica / Hamid Drake:
Ronda [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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The long-running Chicago free-rock trio Mako Sica currently comprised of Przemyslaw Drazek (trumpet & guitar), Brent Fuscaldo (guitar) and Chaetan Newell (drums & piano) are joined by free improvising legend Hamid Drake on drum kit, tablas and frame drum for a beautiful and rich album of genre merging, spiritually warm, primarily instrumental music, inclusive and persuasive.

McPhee, Joe / Bryan Eubanks: My Undocumented Alien Clarinet [VINYL] McPhee, Joe / Bryan Eubanks:
My Undocumented Alien Clarinet [VINYL]

(Penultimate Press -- UK )

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Recorded and presented as part of Pauline Oliveros Foundation's New Vanguard Series in Kingston, NY in 2006, the unusual duo of Joe McPhee on b-flat and e-flat alto clarinets and synthesizer and Bryan Eubanks on open circuit electronics explores unusual dynamics and psychoacoustic intersections of both acoustic and electronic instruments.

McPhee, Joe: The Willisau Concert McPhee, Joe:
The Willisau Concert

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Recorded in 1975 at the Swiss Willisau Jazz Festival, Joe McPhee's trio with John Synder on synth and Makaya Ntshoko on drums, and McPhee on tenor and sopranox sax, was Hat Hut's 2nd release and has been out of print since; Corbett vs. Dempsey asked McPhee what unavailable album he'd like to see in print, and this suberb album was his first choice.

Mephista: Black Narcissus Mephista:
Black Narcissus

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Mezzacappa, Lisa: Glorious Ravage Mezzacappa, Lisa:
Glorious Ravage

(New World Records -- USA )

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San Francisco Bay Area composer, acoustic bassist, and bandleader, Lisa Mezzacappa used the 1872 writings of British world traveler Isabella Bird "I am doing what a woman can hardly ever do ..." as the basis for lyrics for her adventurous ten-part "panoramic song cycle for improvisers, with Fay Victor handling the vocals with a stellar ensemble of modern improvisers.

Mikami, Kan / John Edwards / Alex Nielson: Live at Cafe Oto Mikami, Kan / John Edwards / Alex Nielson:
Live at Cafe Oto

(Otoroku -- UK )

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More typically a solo performer, Japanese bluesman Kan Mikami has created a distinctive path for his voice, guitar and poetic lyrics; here he is propelled in an improvisational setting with two powerful UK players--John Edwards on bass and Alex Neilson on drums--captured live at London's Cafe Oto for a growling concert of finesse and brusque attitude.

Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth: Intergalactic Beings [VINYL 2 LPs] Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth:
Intergalactic Beings [VINYL 2 LPs]

(For Practically -- USA )

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Nicole Mitchell explores the work of African-American writer Octavia Butler in a science fiction concept of intergalactic integration, achieved through 9 detailed pieces that balance improvisation, composition and song in unique and sophisticated ways.

Mycale: Gomory: The Book Of Angels Volume 25 Mycale:
Gomory: The Book Of Angels Volume 25

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The 25th Book of Angels, performing Zorn's lyrical Masada compositions, is the 2nd B.O.A. release from the a cappella vocal quartet Mycale, using a variety of texts in Portuguese, Berber, Hebrew, French and Spanish to fashion lush harmonies and strong rhythmic drive.

Nabatov, Simon / Mark Dresser / Dominik Mahnig: Equal Poise Nabatov, Simon / Mark Dresser / Dominik Mahnig:
Equal Poise

(Leo Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.45    

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Live at the LOFT in Cologne, Germany, the trio of German-based Russian pianist Simon Nabatov with NY Downtown double bassist Mark Dresser and relative newcomer Dominik Manhig on drums, expressive collective improvisation using edgy techniques in impressive dialog.

Nabatov, Simon / Rainey, Tom : Steady Now Nabatov, Simon / Rainey, Tom :
Steady Now

(Leo Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95    

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Nakamura, Toshimaru: Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9) Nakamura, Toshimaru:
Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9)

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Tokyo-based electronics artist Toshimaru Nakamura's 9th album of No-Input Mixing Board music, elucidating sound from the mixing board without any audio sources, showing the amazing evolution of his approach as he turns this "empty" "instrument" into an amazing source of rhythmic and assertive sound that's both surprising and wonderfully musical.

Noyes, Charles K. / Owen Maercks w/ Henry Kaiser / Greg Goodman: Free Mammals [VINYL] Noyes, Charles K. / Owen Maercks w/ Henry Kaiser / Greg Goodman:
Free Mammals [VINYL]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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A great example of open-minded West Coast free improvisation around the late 70s from the quartet of Charles K. Noyes on percussion & saxophone, Owen Maercks on guitar, Henry Kaiser on guitar, and Greg Goodman on piano & percussion, side A from a live concert in Berkeley recorded by guitarist Henry Kaiser, side B from sutdio sessions in San Francisco.

Oddly Imploded (Gregoretti / Argenziano): They Just Sit About Oddly Imploded (Gregoretti / Argenziano):
They Just Sit About

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Italian sonic explorer Francesco Gregoretti uses his drumkit like a lead instrument, amplifying and modifying its sound through effects, as he pursues his varied "Imploded" bands (Strongly Imploded, Grizzly Imploded) fueled by the mathematics of Chaos Theory, here with guitarist Maurizio Argenziano in an album of dense sound, from near-minimal to highly interactive.

Peacock, Annette & Paul Bley: Dual Unity Peacock, Annette & Paul Bley:
Dual Unity

(Bamboo -- Great Britain )

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Reissuing the debut album by vocalist Annette Peacock and pianist Paul Bley recorded during their first European tour in 1970, in a quartet with compatriots Mario Pavone on bass and Laurence Cook on drums, Bley using an early Moog synthesizer; unique and original avant jazz.

Plan B (Joe Mcphee / James Keepnews / David Berger): From Outer Space [VINYL with DOWNLOAD] Plan B (Joe Mcphee / James Keepnews / David Berger):
From Outer Space [VINYL with DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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Spinning an unusual story, the trio of saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee, guitarist and laptop artist James Keepnews, and drummer David Berger envision the first encounter between alien life and a delegation of earthlings, while giving a nod to jazz's original man from another planet, Sun Ra, with a side-long suite dedicated to him.

Rasmussen, Mette / Tashi Dorji: S/T [VINYL] Rasmussen, Mette / Tashi Dorji:
S/T [VINYL]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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Captured live, the excitingly assertive improvisation of Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and Bhutan electric guitarist Tashi Dorji on the stage at Hotel2Tango in Montreal, Quebec in 2016, and at La Sala Rosa, each pushing the limits on their instruments while retaining control of their conversation, a taut balancing act of extraordinary playing.

Risser, Eve: Apres Un Reve Risser, Eve:
Apres Un Reve

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A remarkably varied and unique approach to prepared piano that French pianist Eve Risser refers to as "piano droit", heard in her performance at FGO Barbara, in Paris on an upright piano, chosen for its specific mechanical qualities that allow Risser to generate a surprising amount of rhythmic variety, as she performs a single work mixing composed and improvised elements.

Scodanibbio, Stefano: Incontri & Reuniones Scodanibbio, Stefano:
Incontri & Reuniones

(Angelica -- Italy )

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A memorial CD of unreleased material from the late contrabassist Stefano Scodanibbio, who was a student of Fernando Grillo's and a long-time associate of Luigi Nono and Terry Riley, performing with an ensemble that includes Riley, Tristan Honsinger, Bruce Ackley, &c.

Shardik (Shellenberger / Buckley / Hollenberg): Shardik Shardik (Shellenberger / Buckley / Hollenberg):
Shardik

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Born from rock bands like Cleric and Simulacrum, this NY instrumental, improvising rock trio blends avant-garde classical, free jazz, dissonant math metal, ambient and world music into a powerful new mix, with Nick Shellenberger on bass and synth, Matt Buckley on drums & percussion, and Matt Hollenberg on guitar; intricate, edgy, demanding and driven music.

Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra: Sun Embassy [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD] Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra:
Sun Embassy [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

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Recordings from Sun Studios made between 1968-1969 with Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra including Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Daddy Davis, Ray Thompson, Danny Davis, &c. in nine tracks, six of which have never been heard before in any form, plus remasters on 1950s classics "Sunology" and "Ancient Aiethiopia", plus an early rendition of "Why Go To The Moon".

Sun Ra: Joyful Noise [BLU-RAY] Sun Ra:
Joyful Noise [BLU-RAY]

(MVD -- USA )

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A one-hour documentary, restored from the original 16mm film, by Robert Mugge who spent two years shooting Sun Ra and the Arkestra in performance in Baltimore and Philadelpha, including interviews with band members, a rehearsal, and a solo keyboard performance.

Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee): Again [VINYL] Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee):
Again [VINYL]

(The Thing Records -- Austria )

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The Thing "again" as Gustafsson on saxophones, Haker Flaten on electric and acoustic bass, and Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion present 3 extended blues-based, Ayler-inflected free jazz pieces, with Gustafsson's powerfully emotional playing over Haker-Flaten and Nilssen-Love's powerful polyrhythmic foundations; Joe McPhee joins for one track taking on a Frank Lowe piece.

Thing, The: Garage [VINYL] Thing, The:
Garage [VINYL]

(The Thing Records -- Norway )

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Heavy free jazz in the 3rd release from the trio of Mats Gustafsson on tenor and baritone sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums, covering an eclectic set of punk and free jazz titles including covers of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Sonics, White Stripes, Norman Howard and Brotzmann; thick and sick free improvisation.

Trevor-Briscoe, Tim / Guazzaloca, Nicola: One Hot Afternoon Trevor-Briscoe, Tim / Guazzaloca, Nicola:
One Hot Afternoon

(Leo Records -- Great Britain )

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Since 1999 the duo of sax/clarinetis Tim Trevor-Briscoe and pianist Nicola Guazzaloca have been playing in Bologna, Italy, giving rise to a unique dialog.

Underground Jazz Trio: Radio Free Europa Underground Jazz Trio:
Radio Free Europa

(Leo Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95    

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Various Artists: Angelica '95 Various Artists:
Angelica '95

(Angelica -- Italy )

Price: $15.95    

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Victor's, Fay SoundNoiseFunk (feat Joe Morris): Wet Robots Victor's, Fay SoundNoiseFunk (feat Joe Morris):
Wet Robots

(ESP -- USA )

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SoundNoiseFUNK is New York free vocalist Fay Victor's quartet with Sam Newsome on soprano sax, Joe Morris on electric guitar and Reggie Nicholson on drums, a great collective group of leaders who perfect support Fay's wordless vocals and pointed statements, the title "Wet Robots" refererring to technology that is useless to help in an apocalyptic age; impressive.

Wall, John / Mark Durgan: Contrapt Wall, John / Mark Durgan:
Contrapt

(Harbinger Sound -- UK )

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After their 2012 album "139", the duo of UK electroacoustic experimenters John Wall and Mark Durgan return for a second album of unusual sound composed from improvisations between the two recorded in Wall's Utterpsalm Studio in London between 2012-15, restructuring their recordings into fascinating ecosystems of sound.

Wilkinson / Edwards / Noble: 3 Of A Kind [VINYL] Wilkinson / Edwards / Noble:
3 Of A Kind [VINYL]

(Bo Weavil Recordings -- UK )

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Recorded live at IKLECTIK, in London, 2017, the trio of Alan Wilkinson on alto and baritone saxophones and bass clarinet and the rhythm team of John Edwards on double bass, and Steve Noble on drums, perform a steaming and cathartic free jazz informed by decades of experience and a fierce energy and determination that only masterful players like these can create.

Yuganaut: This Musicship Yuganaut:
This Musicship

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Steve Rush, Tom Abbs and Geoff Mann take the trio format to new heights in music inspired by Sun Ra, the Art Ensemble of Chicago as well as Miles Davis.

Zorn, John / Eugene Chadbourne: 1977-1981 [VINYL LP + BOOK] Zorn, John / Eugene Chadbourne:
1977-1981 [VINYL LP + BOOK]

(Song Cycle -- Italy )

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Deluxe box set edition of the 1998 Materiali Sonori CD, originally released to accompany the book release of "Sonora: John Zorn", here in its first vinyl release presenting early Downtown NY recordings between the duo of Zorn and guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, with vital players including Tom Cora, Polly Bradfield, Davey Williams, Fred Frith, Mark Kramer, &c.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol. 5 _Philharmonie De Paris Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Vol. 5 _Philharmonie De Paris

(Tzadik -- USA )

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During a week in April 2017 John Zorn travelled to Paris, where he performed several concerts including "The Interpretation of Dreams", presented an evening with guests, and performed solo on the organ at the Grande salle Pierre Boulez, the full concert of which is presented on this CD, along with 30 minutes of recordings made before the evening's concert.

Zorn, John: Valentine's Day Zorn, John:
Valentine's Day

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn brings together Downtown New Yorkers, Marc Ribot on guitar, Trevor Dunn on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, for 12 instrumental miniatures combining atonal lyricism with rock intensity; scronky, demanding and exciting hybrids of improv and rock.

Ferrandini, Gabriel (w/ Faustino / Sousa): Volupias [VINYL] Ferrandini, Gabriel (w/ Faustino / Sousa):
Volupias [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Turning to one third of his more familiar Red Trio setting, percussionist/drummer Gabriel Ferrandini enlists bassist Hernani Faustino and tenor saxophonist Pedro Sousa (Sousa/Berthling/Ferrandini, PeterGabriel Duo) to perform 9 Ferrandini compositions named after streets in Lisbon leading from Ferrandini's house to his studio and then to ZDB.

Grdina, Gordon Quartet (w/ Noriega / Lossing / Takeishi): Cooper's Park Grdina, Gordon Quartet (w/ Noriega / Lossing / Takeishi):
Cooper's Park

(Songlines -- Canada )

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Vancouver composer, guitarist and Oud player Gordon Grdina leads his quartet of Satoshi Takeishi on drums, Russ Lossing on piano & clavinet, and Oscar Noriega on alto sax and bass clarinet, through five intricate, through-composed pieces of incredible interaction, with outstanding and consummate solos from introspective to ecstatic; eclectic and exemplary.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Rock Garden Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Rock Garden

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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Twelve percussion solos from incomparable Japanese percussionist living in Consequence, New Mexico, Tatsuya Nakatani, a dramatic presentation starting with bowed and resonant cymbals and developing into active sections of intense drumming using bowls and found objects to create complex and unique percussive environments filled with detail, mystery and excitement.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Rock Garden Extended [CASSETTE] Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Rock Garden Extended [CASSETTE]

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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Two 10-minute percussion solos from incomparable Japanese percussionist living in Consequence, New Mexico, Tatsuya Nakatani, a dramatic presentation starting with bowed and resonant cymbals and developing into active sections of intense drumming using bowls and found objects to create complex and unique percussive environments filled with detail, mystery and excitement.

Roadworks (Gallio / Streuli): As If You Were Here / Glassware [2 LPS + CD + DOWNLOAD] Roadworks (Gallio / Streuli):
As If You Were Here / Glassware [2 LPS + CD + DOWNLOAD]

(Percaso -- Switzerland )

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A deluxe 2 album release: "Glassware" on CD was composed by Swiss saxophonist Christoph Gallio for a commission by the Art Council Of The Canton Aargau, performed with Raphael Loher (piano), Ernst Thoma (synth), Dominique Girod (bass), and Nicolas Stocker (drums); then reworked into something creatively experimental in the 2 LP "As If You Were Here"; engaging and spellbinding!

van Hemmen, Flin: Casting Spells & The Coves [2 CDs] van Hemmen, Flin:
Casting Spells & The Coves [2 CDs]

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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Blending live improvisation with studio composition & production, NY-based Dutch drummer, pianist and composer Flin van Hemmen spent 3 years making recordings with guitarist Todd Neufeld, double bassist Eivind Opsvik and himself, transforming them with layering, studio effects, processors and field recordings to create these intensely fascinating compositions.

Judge Schreber's Avian Choir: Bleed [VINYL] Judge Schreber's Avian Choir:
Bleed [VINYL]

(Cort -- USA )

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Saxophonist and composer Crowmeat Bob's ensemble, Judge Schreber's Avian Choir, is a project name he's used to present his large ensemble pieces involving composition, improvisation, and conduction, here in a conducted collaboration with 15 bowed string players, a heavy metal rhythm section and Bob's own overdubs on reeds and guitar.

From Wolves To Whales (Dave Rempis / Nate Wooley / Chris Corsano / Pascal Niggenkemper) : Dead Leave From Wolves To Whales (Dave Rempis / Nate Wooley / Chris Corsano / Pascal Niggenkemper) :
Dead Leaves Drop [VINYL]

(Dropa Disc -- Belgium )

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Recorded during the same tour as their Aerophonic album "Strandwal", the quartet of Nate Wooley on trumpet, Dave Rempis on saxophone, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums are heard live at Het Bos in Antwerp, Belgium for 2 side-long, cutting-edge improvisations of incredible technique, creative drive, and impressive inventiveness.

Gabbro: Granular [VINYL] Gabbro:
Granular [VINYL]

(Dropa Disc -- Belgium )

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The project of baritone saxophonist Hanne De Backer, originally a duo and extended to a quartet for this second album, with fellow baritone saxophonist Marc De Maeseneer, electric and experimental bassist Raphael Malfliet, and vocalist Agnes Hvizdalek, recording at the 2018 Summer Bummer Festival in Belgium, and at Rabbit Field Studio in That should be Hoboken, Antwerp.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Proteus IV Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Proteus IV

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The Boston-are duo of reedist PEK and percussionsit Yuri Zbitnov cover a wide range of sonorities, always with the presence of Gongs, chimes, glockenspiel, Tibetan Bowls and many other metallic sounds and the horns of PEK, here in a sci-fi epic, with Eric Woods on modular synth and Englephone, Mike Gruen on bass, and Joel Simches with real-time signal processing.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Reverberatory Furnace Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Reverberatory Furnace

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Exploring chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments, the Metal Chaos Ensemble was formed in 2015 by multi-instrumentalist/reedist PEK and percussionist Yuri Zbitnov, using the "Evil Clown Arsenal" of exotic and unusual percussive instruments including gongs, chimes, glockenspiel, Tibetan Bowls and many other metallic sounds, here in an extended set with guest Moouse Traore on Djembe.

PEK Solo: Closed & Open Universes [2 CDS] PEK Solo:
Closed & Open Universes [2 CDS]

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Evil Clown mastermind David Peck (PEK) in a double album of solo work, 1st pure solo, then in a long work accompanied by his own prepared mixes, using clarinets, saxophones, English horn, goat horn, tarota, bamboo, Chistmas & alto flutes, slide whistles, sheng, Melodica, Akai Wind controller, moog subsequent, gongs, brontosaurus & tank bells, Englephone, and delay.

String Theory: 3 of 9 Dimensions String Theory:
3 of 9 Dimensions

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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String Theory is the extended string section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, with David Peck (PEK) on reeds, Glynis Lomon on cello, and in this performance at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA, joined by violinist Elinor Speirs and pianist Eric Zinman, the latter also playing inside the piano with mallets, while Peck and Glynis add cymbals and wood & metal instruments.

Rosaly, Frank (w/ Blonk / Boye / Farha / Pfiffner / Bishop / Broste / McBride / Diaz / Fernandez / G Rosaly, Frank (w/ Blonk / Boye / Farha / Pfiffner / Bishop / Broste / McBride / Diaz / Fernandez / Guerra / Rodriguez):
Todos de Pie!

(Kontrans -- Netherlands )

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Examining the music of Puerto Rico through a very personal relationship, drummer Frank Rosaly assembled a group of percussionists along with trombonists Jeb Bishop & Nick Broste, bassist Nate McBride, pianist Ben Boye wind player Cameron Pfiffner, and Dutch avant-free vocalist Jaap Blonk, all using electronics and voice as they push the boundary of genre and concept.

Koenjihyakkei: Dhorimviskha Koenjihyakkei:
Dhorimviskha

(Skin Graft -- USA )

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After a 13-year hiatus KoenjiHyakkei is back with a thrillingly joyful album of unexpected song and extended, masterful instrumental sections that turn on a pin point, referring and redefining prog and RIO forms with honest enthusiasm, in a quintet with Tatsuya Yoshida on drumming, Sakamoto Kengo on bass, Koganemaru Kei on guitar, Yabuki Taku on keys and Komori Keiko on sax.

Koenjihyakkei: Angherr Shisspa Revisited Koenjihyakkei:
Angherr Shisspa Revisited

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A new edition of Koenjihyakkei's landmark fourth album, blending progressive rock, jazz fusion, symphonic rock and neoclassicism with the energy of hardcore punk, the volume of metal and the attitude of Rock In Opposition, from Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, Sakamoto Kengo on bass, Kanazawa Miyako on keyboards Yamamoto Kyoko on voice, and Komori Keiko on reeds.

Koenjihyakkei: Angherr Shisspa Revisited [VINYL] Koenjihyakkei:
Angherr Shisspa Revisited [VINYL]

(Skin Graft -- USA )

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A new edition of Koenjihyakkei's landmark fourth album, blending progressive rock, jazz fusion, symphonic rock and neoclassicism with the energy of hardcore punk, the volume of metal and the attitude of Rock In Opposition, from Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, Sakamoto Kengo on bass, Kanazawa Miyako on keyboards Yamamoto Kyoko on voice, and Komori Keiko on reeds.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol. 7: St. John The Divine 2019 Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Vol. 7: St. John The Divine 2019

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn continues his recording series improvising on large church organs with these three improvisations from St. John the Divine in New York City, a meditative place of worship dedicated to the author of the Book of Revelations, as Zorn evolves three powerfully introspective works, the longest opening to "The Doors of Perception".

Banquet Of The Spirits / John Zorn: The Book Beri'ah Vol. 9 - Yesod Banquet Of The Spirits / John Zorn:
The Book Beri'ah Vol. 9 - Yesod

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista's Banquet Of The Spirits takes on the 9th volume of composer John Zorn's Book Beri'ah, "Yesod", from his Masada series, here in jubilant rhythms of strong Latin influence and rich Sephardic melodies, performed in a quartet with Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz on accordian, Brian Marsella on piano & vibraphone, and Tim Keiper on drums.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol 8: For Antonin Artaud Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Vol 8: For Antonin Artaud

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Recording in Slovenia during his 2019 residency at the Ljubljana Jazz Festival at the secular Gallus Hall, after Slovenian churches prevented his using their organs, accusing Zorn of believing in supernatural powers, this 8th volume of John Zorn's Hermetic Organ series finds Zorn playing the saxophone simultaneously with the organ, using his feet, hands and elbows.

Rei, Sofia / JC Maillard: The Book Beri'ah Vol 1: Keter Rei, Sofia / JC Maillard:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 1: Keter

(Tzadik -- USA )

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With three percussionists--JC Maillard, Franco Pinna, and Thierry Aprino--Maillard also playing bass & stringed instruments, plus vocalist and frequent Zorn collaborator Sofia Rei, Zorn's series "The Book Beri'ah" presenting the final 92 compositions in his Masada series initiates with this compellingly beautiful and propulsive album of song.

Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette:
The Ambiguity Manifesto

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Grown from a sextet to this 9-tette, cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum's ensemble brings together some of the finest improvisers from the Boston and New York scenes for compositions that merge orchestration and allow flexibility in interpretation, as heard in these 7 lyrical pieces, the last 3 turning the first 3 on their heads in reworked, expanded versions.

Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto [VINYL 2 LPs] Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette:
The Ambiguity Manifesto [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Grown from a sextet to this 9-tette, cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum's ensemble brings together some of the finest improvisers from the Boston and New York scenes for compositions that merge orchestration and allow flexibility in interpretation, as heard in these 7 lyrical pieces, the last 3 turning the first 3 on their heads in reworked, expanded versions.

Company (Bailey / Frith / Lewis / Parker / Oppens / Le Baron / Suzuki / Tippetts / Toshizawa / Tippe Company (Bailey / Frith / Lewis / Parker / Oppens / Le Baron / Suzuki / Tippetts / Toshizawa / Tippett / Wachsmann):
Epiphany [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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Derek Bailey's Company Week between June 29th and July 3rd in 1982 brought together a superb set of free and open-minded improvisers--including Keith Tippets, Phillip Waschmann, George Lewis, Julie Tippets, Fred Frith, &c--performing "Epiphany" (sides A & B) as a continuous work for all musicians, and "Epiphanies" (sides C & D), shorter pieces of smaller groupings.

Gnostic Trio (Emanuel / Frisell / Wollesen): The Book Beri'ah Vol 7: Netzach Gnostic Trio (Emanuel / Frisell / Wollesen):
The Book Beri'ah Vol 7: Netzach

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The Gnostic Trio of guitarist Bill Frisell, vibraphonist Kenny Wollesen and harpist Carol Emanuel, one of composer John Zorn's most lyrical, sophisticated and embraceable bands, takes on the 7th volume of Zorn's "Book Beri'ah", presenting the final 92 compositions of his Masada songbook in a multi-volume set, here with 9 enchanting pieces of rich melody and dialog.

Haino, Keiji / Sumac: Even for just the briefest moment Keep charging this "expiation" Plug in to ma Haino, Keiji / Sumac:
Even for just the briefest moment Keep charging this "expiation" Plug in to making it slightly better

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The second collaboration between the American avant-metal rock trio Sumac of guitarist Aaron Turner, drummer Nick Yacyshyn and bassist Brian Cook with Japanese legendary guitarist and vocalist Keiji Haino finds the quartet settling down from their first blast of an album, here slowly building their heavy feedback-drenched, ponderous and epic music.

Low & Spring Heel Jack: Bombscare [VINYL 12" EP] Low & Spring Heel Jack:
Bombscare [VINYL 12" EP]

(Treader -- UK )

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Merging the US band Low of Alan Sparhawk (guitar, voice), Mimi Parker (voice, drums), Zak Sally (bass) and Ed Coxon (violin, viola) with Ashley Wales of the UK band Spring Heel Jack, in an EP of lush slow moving and beautiful songs, structurally interesting pieces of beautiful abstraction; unavailable for two decades and lovingly reissued now on the Treader imprint.

Made to Break: F4 Fake [VINYL] Made to Break:
F4 Fake [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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This active quartet project brings together two Chicago players--drummer Tim Daisy and reedist Vandermark--with two European players--Christof Kurzmann on pooll & electronics, and Jasper Stadhouders on bass--in their 9th album, recording in the studio in Austria for an innovative album blurring the lines between fierce free jazz and inventive experimental ea-improv.

Morris, Joe : Instantiation: Paradoxical <i>[Used Item]</i> Morris, Joe :
Instantiation: Paradoxical [Used Item]

(Glacial Erratic -- USA )

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One part of New York improvising guitarist and composer Joe Morris' "Instantiation" project, where each part is uniquely composed with specific notated and operational components making each impossible to perform the same way twice, here in a studio recording with clarinetist Dan O'Brien, bassist Brad Barrett, and violinist Elinor Speirs.



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