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Lacy, Steve: Morning Joy Lacy, Steve:
Morning Joy

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Parkins, Zeena / Wobbly: Triplicates Parkins, Zeena / Wobbly:
Triplicates

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Recording in electric harpist Zeena Parkin's office at Mills College in Oakland with Jon Leideker, aka Wobbly, performing on mobile phones, tablets, booper, and mixer, their output run through a series of simple listening devices, machines designed to sing along with the melodies they believe themselves to be hearing, though they are often wrong; singular and surprising!

Shipp, Matthew String Trio (w/ Mat Maneri / William Parker): Expansion, Power, Release Shipp, Matthew String Trio (w/ Mat Maneri / William Parker):
Expansion, Power, Release

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Abraxas / John Zorn : The Book Beri'ah Vol 5: Gevurah Abraxas / John Zorn :
The Book Beri'ah Vol 5: Gevurah

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Blending a punk rock sensibility with Sephardic tribalism via a taste of North African Gnawa magic, Abraxas is one of the most primal and rocking ensembles in the Masada family, here taking on the 5th edition of Masada Book Three, "The Book Beri'ah", recording in Bill Laswell's studio for 9 joyfully exuberant and intensely executed interpretations of Zorn's compositions.

Fujii, Satoko / Ramon Lopez: Confluence Fujii, Satoko / Ramon Lopez:
Confluence

(Libra -- Japan )

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Having played in trio settings before, pianist Satoko Fujii and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez seized the opportunity to record as a duo in the studio in NY, bringing just two Fujii compositions to guide them, they began freely improvising, creating this stunning album of elegant interaction, peaceful yet detailed, intuitively beautiful and sophisticated music.

Lage, Julian / Gyan Riley: The Book Beri'ah Vol 4: Chesed Lage, Julian / Gyan Riley:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 4: Chesed

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Guitarists Julian Lage and Gyan Riley take on John Zorn's third book of Masada, "The Book Beri'ah", here in the fourth volume performing the rich melodic music in 10 compositions of passionate interplay, from languid passages to rapid interplay, their familiarity lending itself to exceptional extended runs and tight synchronized playing.

Zorn, John: The Hierophant Zorn, John:
The Hierophant

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn composed this suite of compositions drawing inspiration from the mystic world of the Tarot and its wide range of impressions, emotions and inferences, from breathtaking activity to introspective elegance, performed as a piano trio by a spectacular group of Downtown NY performers: Brian Marsella on piano, Trevor dunn on bass, and Kenny Wollesen on drums.

Abrams, Joshua Natural Information Society: Simultonality Abrams, Joshua Natural Information Society:
Simultonality

(Tak:Til/Glitterbeat Records -- USA )

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Chicago bassist and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Abrams follows up his incredible "Simultonality" album with this faster-paced album recorded with his Natural Information Society, joining traditional music, American minimalism & jazz with the gnawa ceremonial instrument the guimbri.

Attic, The (Rodrigo Amado / Goncalo Almeida / Onno Govaert): Summer Bummer Attic, The (Rodrigo Amado / Goncalo Almeida / Onno Govaert):
Summer Bummer

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Following up their 2017 album live at SMUP in Lisboa, the Attic trio of Rodrigo Amado on tenor saxophone, Goncalo Almeida on double bass, and Onno Govaert on drums are heard in this concert at the 2018 Summer Bummer Festival in Antwerp, Belgium, in a solid set of confidently exploratory improvisation and engrossing group dialog balancing pensive reflection and fire.

Banks / Canha / Taylor / Ison: Luminos Banks / Canha / Taylor / Ison:
Luminos

(FMR -- UK )

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Beger, Albert Quartet: The Gate [VINYL] Beger, Albert Quartet:
The Gate [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Israeli saxophonist Albert Beger's Quartet with Milton Michaeli on piano, Shay Hazan on bass, and Ofer Bymel on drums, the leader also on Shakuhachi, in a studio set of Beger compositions, drawing on his work with William Parker and Hamid Drake in six recordings that balance structure and freedom in soloing, a fine album of modern creative jazz.

Bondi, Cyril / Pierre-Yves Martel / Christoph Schiller / Angharad Davies: Awire Bondi, Cyril / Pierre-Yves Martel / Christoph Schiller / Angharad Davies:
Awire

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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During the tour in support of their "Tse" release, the quartet of Cyril Bondi on Shruti box, pipe & harmonica, Christoph Schiller on spinet & effects, Pierre-Yves Martel on Viola da Gamba, pipe & harmonica, and Angharad Davies on violin, captured this performance at London's Cafe OTO, improvised over a sequence of pitches with astonishing creativity.

Cherry, Don: Complete Communion: Live in Hilversum May 9th, 1966 [VINYL] Cherry, Don:
Complete Communion: Live in Hilversum May 9th, 1966 [VINYL]

(DBQP -- E.U. )

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Recorded live in 1966 around the time of trumpeter Don Cherry's "Complete Communion" and "Togetherness" albums, this exhilarating concert features Bo Stief on bass, Don Cherry on cornet, Aldo Romano on drums, Karl Berger on keyboards, and Gato Barbieri on tenor saxophone as they work through Cherry originals, plus pieces by Mongo Santamaria, Luiz Bonfa and Benny Golson.

Circuit (Seagroat / Chatzigiannis / Taylor / Hutchinson / Medley / Wachsmann): Cell Circuit (Seagroat / Chatzigiannis / Taylor / Hutchinson / Medley / Wachsmann):
Cell

(FMR -- UK )

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UK percussionist and electronic artist Trevor Taylor's Circuit project in an extended electroacoustic version with Jon Seagroat on reeds & electronics, Tim Chatzigiannis on computer & electronics, Mathew Hutchinson on piano, Paul Medley on reeds, and Philipp Wachsmann on violin & electronics, in carefully controlled and sublimely detailed improvisation.

Detail (Frode Gjerstad / Johnny Mbizo Dyani / John Stevens): Day Two Detail (Frode Gjerstad / Johnny Mbizo Dyani / John Stevens):
Day Two

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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The history of the early Detail trio of Frode Gjerstad on tenor & soprano saxophones, Johnny Mbizo Dyani on double bass, and John Stevens on drums continues to be unearthed, with this studio session at Staccato Studios, in Stavanger, Norway in 1982, in two extended improvisations demonstrating the impressive skill and direction the band possessed.

Dickey, Whit / Kirk Knuffke: Drone Dream [VINYL] Dickey, Whit / Kirk Knuffke:
Drone Dream [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Two implicitly lyrical players -- trumpeter Kirk Knuffke and Whit Dickey -- in their second album together of well paced, thoughtful dialog, and intimate set of recordings that show the adept skills of both as they promote their inherent melodic intentions on their instruments, neither overpowering but conversing in a warm and rewarding give and take.

Dickey, Whit / The Tao Quartets: Peace Planet & Box of Light [2 CDs] Dickey, Whit / The Tao Quartets:
Peace Planet & Box of Light [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Two unique and exceptional studio albums with differing quartets from drummer Whit Dickey in a single set: "Peace Planet" with Matthew Shipp (piano), Rob Brown (alto sax) & William Parker (bass) in a thoughtfully flowing set of collective improvisations; and the more propulsive session "Box of Light" with Rob Brown (alto sax), Steve Swell (trombone), & Michael Bisio (bass).

Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long: Landscapes Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long:
Landscapes

(FMR -- UK )

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The counterpart to the Dunmall session "Seascapes" recorded at the same Victoria Rooms at the University of Bristol's music department, this quartet sees Dunmall on soprano sax and flute joined by three string players--Benedict Taylor on viola, Ashley John Long on bass, and guitarist Phil Gibbs, for six detailed collective improvisations leaning toward chamber jazz.

Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake: Soultime Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake:
Soultime

(FMR -- UK )

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The 2nd concert at Eastside Jazz Club for the quintet of Paul dunmall on saxophone & penny whistle, Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Steve Tromans on piano, Dave Kane on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums, in a powerfully passionate and profoundly masterful set of lyrical free jazz, the perfect example of Dunmall's skill at assembling inspired jazz bands; highly recommended!

Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske: Psychedelic Backfire II Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske:
Psychedelic Backfire II

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The second of two "Psychedelic Backfire"s, The Norwegian Elephant 9 improvising rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken are joined by Dungen guitarist Reine Fiske for an exciting live concert at Kampen Bistro, in Oslo in 2019, the interaction of Fiske and Storlokken a fine example that prog rock is still a vital form.

Elephant9: Psychedelic Backfire I Elephant9:
Psychedelic Backfire I

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The first of two "Psychedelic Backfire" concerts at Oslo's Kampen Bistro, taken from a 4 night residency by the Norwegian Elephant 9 rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken, expanding on tracks from their excellent studio catalog in strongly lyrical and technically superb instrumental and improvised rock forms.

Fages, Ferran / Alfredo Costa Monteiro / Ruth Barberan: Istmo Fages, Ferran / Alfredo Costa Monteiro / Ruth Barberan:
Istmo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The second album from the trio of Ferran Fages (acoustic turntable), Ruth Barberan (trumpet), and Alfredo Costa Monteiro (accordion) expands on their first "Atolon" album with these two recordings of intense electroacoustic improvisation, a mixture of ritual, controlled chaos, mysterious and often disruptively provocative sound, and other inexplicable evolutions.

Fages, Ferran / Ernesto Rodrigues: Cru Fages, Ferran / Ernesto Rodrigues:
Cru

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A composite of environmental sounds, electronics, and viola, recorded in Barcelona, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal from intrepid audio explorers Ferran Fages and Ernesto Rodrigues, the single long work taking the listener on a theoretical journey of transparent traffic, squealing wheels and indeterminate location, engrossing in its detail and the mystery it presents.

Fennesz: Live at the Jazz Cafe [CASSETTE] Fennesz:
Live at the Jazz Cafe [CASSETTE]

(Touch -- UK )

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Riffing on material from his "Agora" album, guitarist and experimenter Christian Fennesz is caught live at the Jazz Cafe in Camden, London in 2019 in a rich album of shimmering, swirling electronics, lush and reflective music that absorbs the listener with alluring and evolving passages, released as a limited cassette in an edition of 200 copies.

Fresh Dust Trio: Hilarious Experts Fresh Dust Trio:
Hilarious Experts

(FMR -- UK )

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Slovenian drummer/percussionist Jaka Berger wrote 3 of the 4 pieces for this trio with guitar Samo Salamon and pianist Marina Dzukljev, also on objects, the 4th piece a collective improvisation, as the three apply experimental approaches to their playing while never leaving their collaborative conversation, making room for inspired soloing.

Glascow Improvisors Orchestra / Maggie Nichols: Energy Being Glascow Improvisors Orchestra / Maggie Nichols:
Energy Being

(FMR -- UK )

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Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada: An Eternal Moment Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada:
An Eternal Moment

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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A concert in 1995 at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi of the duo of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada and alto saxophone Kang Tae Hwan, both using exception and unusual approaches to their music, using their backgrounds in free jazz, theater and studies in traditional African and Asian percussion to create a unique hybrid, from hypnotic to frenetic; fascinating.

Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada: An Eternal Moment [VINYL] Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada:
An Eternal Moment [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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A concert in 1995 at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi of the duo of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada and alto saxophone Kang Tae Hwan, both using exception and unusual approaches to their music, using their backgrounds in free jazz, theater and studies in traditional African and Asian percussion to create a unique hybrid, from hypnotic to frenetic; fascinating.

Leahy, David / Philipp Wachsmann: Translated Space Leahy, David / Philipp Wachsmann:
Translated Space

(FMR -- UK )

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Drawing on double bassist David Leahy's "Musicians in Space" research and improvisation series, Leahy met up with free improvising violinist Philipp Wachsmann to record these twelve improvisations, collective conversation in a meeting of strings with influences from chamber and fully free approaches, tempered and detailed dialog of impressive virtuosity.

Lencastre, Joao: Parallel Realities Lencastre, Joao:
Parallel Realities

(FMR -- UK )

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An absorbing album of free and electroacoustic improvisation from drummer/composer Joao Lencastre, introducing his Parallel Realities group of creative Portuguese avant jazz players Albert Cirera on sax, Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, Pedro Branco on guitar and Joao Hasselberg on bass & electronics, composed for subgroups playing unique yet related passages in parallel.

Maksimowicz, Jan / Dmitrij Golovanov: Thousand Seconds Of Our Life [VINYL] Maksimowicz, Jan / Dmitrij Golovanov:
Thousand Seconds Of Our Life [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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A sophisticated duo meeting at InTegra House in Trakai, Lithuania between two central figures of Lithuanian creative jazz--saxophonist Jan Maksimowicz and pianist Dmitrij Golovanov--in a spontaneous set of dialogs plus a rendering of Kenny Kirklands "Dienda", as the two employ magnificent technique and strong lyrical tendencies across twelve succinct improvisations.

Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble: Turizmus [2 CDs] Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble:
Turizmus [2 CDs]

(FMR -- UK )

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Szilard Mezei's Tiszan Innen Ensemble is a chamber jazz ensemble of rare sophistication and talent, 11 musicians performing Mezei's compositions and arrangements based on Hungarian folk songs, in active and lyrical pieces with wonderful interplay between sections and individual players, and excellent moment of lively and passionate soloing.

Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun): Gau Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun):
Gau

(FMR -- UK )

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Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun): superGau Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun):
superGau

(FMR -- UK )

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Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano: Homework Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano:
Homework

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Returning home to Philadelphia in 1994 for some "Homework" with Bob Dickie on bass and Robert Andreano on guitar, recording at Robert Andreano's studio, legendary free jazz drummer Sunny Murray leads this trio through six collective improvisations, from Hendrix meets Ayler fury to introspective and hypnotic passage, a much needed reissue of a superb and previously obscure album.

Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano: Homework [VINYL] Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano:
Homework [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Returning home to Philadelphia in 1994 for some "Homework" with Bob Dickie on bass and Robert Andreano on guitar, recording at Robert Andreano's studio, legendary free jazz drummer Sunny Murray leads this trio through six collective improvisations, from Hendrix meets Ayler fury to introspective and hypnotic passage, a much needed reissue of a superb and previously obscure album.

Parker, William / In Order To Survive: Live / Shapeshifter [2 CDs] Parker, William / In Order To Survive:
Live / Shapeshifter [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Presenting both sets of the second night of bassist William Parker's concerts at Brooklyn's ShapeShifter Lab with his group In Order to Survive of pianist Cooper-Moore, alto saxophonist Rob Brown and drummer Hamid Drake, an extraordinary event that featured all new Parker compositions, including an extended suite for late trombonist Grachan Moncur III.

Pozzer, Federico : Breaths Pozzer, Federico :
Breaths

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three works from Italian composer and pianist Federico Pozzer in his "breathing" series, compositions where the musicians follow the concept of inhaling, exhaling, and pausing, set against certain fixed actions or interactions as they devise their own musical actions, the goal to overcome both the players' freedom in decision-making and strictness in the score.

Rivers, Sam / Cecil McBee / Norman Connors: Emanation (Sam Rivers archive sessions. Vol.1) Rivers, Sam / Cecil McBee / Norman Connors:
Emanation (Sam Rivers archive sessions. Vol.1)

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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The NoBusiness label initiates its Sam Rivers Archive Series with this CD of River's Loft-era trio. the leader on tenor & soprano saxophones, flute & Piano, Cecil McBee on bass and Norman Connors on drums, for two sets at a Jazz Workshop residency in Boston in the summer of 1971, a superb concert showing inspired group interaction and River's intense focus.

Smith, Damon : Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE] Smith, Damon :
Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Reflecting on the passing of artist and musician Robert Ryman, double bassist Damon Smith dedicated this concert of outstanding playing, technique and momentum at Cafe Fixe in Brookline, MA to Ryman, as Smith sought to present a definitive solo concert as an overview of his own work, ably realizing Ryman's concept of finding all the things you can do with your instrument.

Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi: [CD] <i>[Used Item]</i> Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi:
[CD] [Used Item]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Producer & bassist Marc Urselli devised this first meeting between himself and Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, filmaker/guitarist Jim Jarmusch, and drummer Balazs Pandi's, recording in Urselli's NY studio to capture these live analog recordings of improvisations using no overdubs, a twilight set of evolving and absorbing explorations merging rock & experimental approaches.

Alder, Jason / Thanos Chrysakis / Caroline Kraabel / Yoni Silver: Music for Baritone Saxophone, Bass Alder, Jason / Thanos Chrysakis / Caroline Kraabel / Yoni Silver:
Music for Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinets & Electronics [Used Item]

(Aural Terrains -- E.U. )

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Exploring the low end of the clarinet family with Jason Alder on bass, contra bass, B flat & E flat clarinets, Yoni Silver on bass clarinet, plus Caroline Kraabel on baritone saxophone & voice, Thanos Chrysakis expanding the sonic space with laptop & synthesizers, in a 5-part series of beautifully paced, absorbing and subtly detailed collective improvisations.

Bramnk, Falter: Diez Seiz <i>[Used Item]</i> Bramnk, Falter:
Diez Seiz [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A mysterious and absorbing composition in 8 parts with 8 independent themes, composed to accompany the narrative of an exhibition in January 2018 by the Portuguese artist Sandra Gil at Galerie 9 in Lille, France, Bramnk's score combining acoustic, electronic, and studio components, this rendering adding viola from Guenola Fatout on several parts.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Henry Kaiser: Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo Smith <i>[Used Item]</i Chadbourne, Eugene / Henry Kaiser:
Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo Smith [Used Item]

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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

Davies, Angharad / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton: Dethick <i>[Used Item]</i> Davies, Angharad / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton:
Dethick [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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

Denzler, Bertrand : Arc <i>[Used Item]</i> Denzler, Bertrand :
Arc [Used Item]

(Potlatch -- France )

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Created by Felicie Bazelaire, CoO is a string ensemble drawn from the French new music ensemble ONCEIM; CoO develops new repertoire for strings, collaborating with composers like Bertrand Denzler, who wrote this innovative composition "Arc" in two parts, a work applying unusual techniques to bowed strings, particularly lower bass tones, for fascinating results.

Ducret, Marc: Lady M <i>[Used Item]</i> Ducret, Marc:
Lady M [Used Item]

(Illusions -- France )

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

Dyberg / Masing / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Jacobson: Egin <i>[Used Item]</i> Dyberg / Masing / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Jacobson:
Egin [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording live in Berlin at Werkhalle Wiesenburg, the quartet of Portuguese father/son string players Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Danish saxophonist Mia Dyberg on alto sax, and Polish double bassist Tomo Jacobson present a precisely controlled concert of subtly detailed free improvisation using impressive technique and momentum.

Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery <i>[Used Item]</i> Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery [Used Item]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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

Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler: The Song Is You <i>[Used Item]</i> Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler:
The Song Is You [Used Item]

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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

Hooker, William: Cycle Of Restoration <i>[Used Item]</i> Hooker, William:
Cycle Of Restoration [Used Item]

(FPE Records -- USA )

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

Kanute (Bergstrom / Abildgaard / Okland): C.995 <i>[Used Item]</i> Kanute (Bergstrom / Abildgaard / Okland):
C.995 [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Free improvisation from the Norwegian trio of Dorothea Okland (voice), Ferdinand Bergstrom (guitar), and Olav Abildgaard (percussion), in 7 non-idiomatic interactions of quirky dialog, Okland's fragmented language interacting with Abilgaard's quick, scrabbly approach to nonspecific objects and Bergstrom's acoustic guitar abstract progressions or chord structures; enjoyably odd.

Masing / Lin / Tallone / Rodrigues / Zek: Buratino <i>[Used Item]</i> Masing / Lin / Tallone / Rodrigues / Zek:
Buratino [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A quintet of strings, hurdy gurdy, and amplified objects from Elo Masing on violin, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Hui-Chun Lin on cello, Caroline Cecilia Tallone on hurdy gurdy, objects, and Ame Zek on 12 string guitar, objects, recording in the studio for this 5 part improvisation, the hurdy-gurdy adding sustained mystery to a balance of subdued and assertive interaction.

Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra: Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College <i>[Used Item]</i> Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra:
Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College [Used Item]

(Wide Hive -- USA )

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

Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek: Star Splitter <i>[Used Item]</i> Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek:
Star Splitter [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Referencing the poem "Star-splitter" by Robert Frost, Italian improviser Gabriele Mitelli on cornet, soprano sax & alto flugelhorn, and Chicago improviser Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, both using electronics, objects & voice, create a spiritually rich and warm series, "gazing" at four planets through immersive, unique and authoritative performance; exceptional.

Pateras, Anthony: Collected Works Vol. II (2005-2018) <i>[Used Item]</i> Pateras, Anthony:
Collected Works Vol. II (2005-2018) [Used Item]

(Immediata -- Australia )

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

Phicus / Martin Kuchen: Sumpflegende <i>[Used Item]</i> Phicus / Martin Kuchen:
Sumpflegende [Used Item]

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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The Catalan free improvising trio Phicus of Alex Reviriego on double bass, Ferran Fages on electric guitar, and Vasco Trilla on drums, continue their pursuit of 4th partners, here joined by Swedish saxophonist Martin Kuchen on tenor & alto saxophones for a studio album of collective improvisation with elements of ea/lowercase playing balanced with dynamic language.

Remote Viewers Trio, The (Petts / Northover / Edwards): Notes Lost In A Field <i>[Used Item]</i> Remote Viewers Trio, The (Petts / Northover / Edwards):
Notes Lost In A Field [Used Item]

(Remote Viewers -- UK )

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A working subset of the UK saxophone-heavy band crossing composition with improvisation, The Remote Viewers led by David Petts, here as a trio with Adrian Northover on alto sax, Petts on tenor sax, and John Edwards on acoustic bass, present 15 new compositions, 10 penned by Petts and 5 collective improvisations, a mix of ferocious timbre and exciting interaction.

Rodrigues / Leblanc / Lopes: Montreal <i>[Used Item]</i> Rodrigues / Leblanc / Lopes:
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(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Named for the city in which it was recorded, the trio of Karoline Leblanc on harpsichord, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, and Paulo J Ferreira Lopes on gongs & cymbals, is a mysterious and ritualistic album, Lopes' gongs slowly intoning as the strings use unusual techniques, much of the harpsichord played inside; a subtle and beautiful reflection of historic Montreal.

Scheen Jazzorkester / Thomas Johansson: As We See It... <i>[Used Item]</i> Scheen Jazzorkester / Thomas Johansson:
As We See It... [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Norway's Scheen Jazzorkester in their 7th album, commissioning works in their goal to make a large conventional jazz orchestra more spontaneous through composition, here recruiting trumpeter Thomas Johansson, co-founder of Cortex and Friends and Neighbors, to compose this set of six ardent works incredibly executed by this 13-piece band; breathtaking creative jazz.

Schwabe, Wolfgang / Hui-Chun Lin: 180818 <i>[Used Item]</i> Schwabe, Wolfgang / Hui-Chun Lin:
180818 [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A unique pairing of strings from Berlin improviser Wolfgang Schwabe performing on the Guqin, or Qin, a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family, and Hui-Chun Lin on cello and voice, finding common ground in instant compositions of exotic string figures plucked and bowed, with Hui-Chun Lin sometimes adding emotional release in voice.

Voort4: Stroming <i>[Used Item]</i> Voort4:
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The Netherlands quartet of Martin Tervoort on tenor & soprano saxophones and bass clarinet, Bert Kleijn on drums, Fons Sluijter on cello, and Bennie Timmer on guitars, in collective improvisation influenced by jazz, blues, salsa, pop, free improv and modern compositional music.

Girard, Doreen / Tim Olive: Boro Girard, Doreen / Tim Olive:
Boro

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Recording in Saskatoon in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan the day before their performance at the Sounds Like Festival, audio explorer Tim Olive brings his magnetic pickups in a first meeting with Doreen Girard performing on a prepared tsymbaly, a Ukranian hammer dulcimer, for a single, unusually evolving, and wonderfully rich improvisation.

Olive, Tim / Martin Tetreault: Faune Olive, Tim / Martin Tetreault:
Faune

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Fellow Canadians, Montreal's Ambiances Magnetiques collective member and turntablist and electronics artist Martin Tetrault meets Japan-based electronic explorer Tim Olive performing on magnetic pickups, in their first album despite having performed sporadically across three decades: 4 rich improvisations minimally edited, shaping sound in compelling ways.

Hatcher, Gerrit: Burnt Pan Rolling Boil Hatcher, Gerrit:
Burnt Pan Rolling Boil

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )

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Chicago saxophonist Gerrit Hatcher sees his solo saxophone performances as a format that can be both charismatic and alienating in the extreme to the listener, as he uses extreme technique and powerful streams of emotional playing in a set of improvisations, "Salt Dome" parts 1-3, and "Cooking Fuel", each wrought with frailty and bluster; impressive work.

Frith, Fred : Woodwork / Live At Ateliers Claus Frith, Fred :
Woodwork / Live At Ateliers Claus

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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Fred Frith's solo performances are amongst some of his most fascinating, and this live album at Ateliers Claus in Brussels, 2018 does not disappoint, Frith using every inch of his guitar and an arsenal of objects, in tandem with his masterful playing, to create an extended and fascinating journey in sound, remarkable in its breadth and bold creative power.



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