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Octopus: Cyanea Octopus:
Cyanea

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A concise and essential concert from the Octopus octet, recorded in performances at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal during the Creativefest XII, the ensemble of mostly acoustic instrumentation (cello, viola, flute, clarinet, classical guitar, piano, percussion and synthesizer) carefully evolving a shade of blue in subtle details of tense restraint.

Takahashi, Marie / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hui-Chun Lin : Double X Double Takahashi, Marie / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hui-Chun Lin :
Double X Double

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A string quartet of doubled cello and viola, recording in the studio in Berlin in 2018, as free improving innovators. Creative Sources cellist and violist Guilherme Rodrigues and Ernesto Rodrigues, meet contemporary compositional and improvising cellist and violist Hui-Chu Lin and Marie Takahashi, their complementary approaches bringing unique voices to a captivating encounter.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Mare Tranquillitatis Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Mare Tranquillitatis

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A dynamic and exciting concert captured during the 2018 CreativeFest XII of a conduction by Ernesto Rodrigues leading an ensemble of 28 free improvisor performing on a mix of traditional acoustic & modern electronic instruments, plus a toy piano, with powerful wind & string sections, as Rodrigues directs the musicians into both passionate and peaceful sections.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Denis Sorokin / Guilherme Rodrigues : Loneliness In Saint-Petersburg Rodrigues, Ernesto / Denis Sorokin / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Loneliness In Saint-Petersburg

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Schindler, Udo / Masako Ohta : Kaiyushiki Teien Schindler, Udo / Masako Ohta :
Kaiyushiki Teien

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Yu Lin Humm / Philippe Trovao / Pedro Frazao / Andre Hencleeday / Ryoko Imai : Rodrigues, Ernesto / Yu Lin Humm / Philippe Trovao / Pedro Frazao / Andre Hencleeday / Ryoko Imai :
Percolation

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Bishop, Jeb / Matthias Muche: Duo Bishop, Jeb / Matthias Muche:
Duo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two trombones free improvising in the studio in Koln from the Duo of Chicago's Jeb Bishop and Cologne's Matthias Muche, both members of the trombone trio Bone-Crusher with Matthias Muller, this album recorded in the studio in Koln just before Bone-Crusher's "Konzert Fur Hannes" (NotTwo), elucidating this facet of the trio in 10 insightful dialogs of awesome technique and wit.

Williams, Ed: Solos Williams, Ed:
Solos

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Olaf Rupp / Guilherme Rodrigues : Man Is Wolf To Man Rodrigues, Ernesto / Olaf Rupp / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Man Is Wolf To Man

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Johansen, Guro Gravem / Sergio Castrillon: Ekelyveien 10 Johansen, Guro Gravem / Sergio Castrillon:
Ekelyveien 10

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Luis Senra / Gianna De Toni / Luis Couto / Biagio Verdolini: Prima Pratica Rodrigues, Ernesto / Luis Senra / Gianna De Toni / Luis Couto / Biagio Verdolini:
Prima Pratica

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A very open free improvisation of Portuguese musicians recording in Azores, PT from the quintet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Luis Senra on tenor saxophone, Gianna de Toni on double bass, Luis Couto on electric guitar, and Biagio Verdolini on homemade instruments, using space amid patiently evolving conversation with an overall acoustic feeling in three movements of "Dissonanze".

Paraskevopoulos, Villy / Uli Winter / Fredi Proll: Live at artacts `19 / St. Johann Paraskevopoulos, Villy / Uli Winter / Fredi Proll:
Live at artacts `19 / St. Johann

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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VocColours / Yoichiro Kita: Live in Japan VocColours / Yoichiro Kita:
Live in Japan

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Nillesen, Etienne / Nicola Hein / Magda Mayas / Eve Risser / Marta Warelis: Piano Trialogues Nillesen, Etienne / Nicola Hein / Magda Mayas / Eve Risser / Marta Warelis:
Piano Trialogues

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Entr'acte: Soigne Ta Droite Entr'acte:
Soigne Ta Droite

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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Ken Vandermark's first large ensemble recording in more than four years brings together ten vanguard improvisers in acoustic and ea-improv forms--Dieb13, Elisabeth Harnik, Steve Heather, Terrie Hessels, Didi Kern, Mette Rasmussen, Jasper Stadhouders, Joe Williamson, and Nate Wooley--recording 3 long-form compositions live in concert, dedicated in sequence to musician Ikue Mori, sculptor Richard Serra, and painter, poet & typographist Francis Picabia.

Sorey, Tyshawn / Marilyn Crispell: The Adornment of Time Sorey, Tyshawn / Marilyn Crispell:
The Adornment of Time

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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New York drummer Tyshawn Sorey and pianist Marilyn Crispell first played toghether in 2014, this only their 3rd performance, at The Kitchen in 2018 as part of a 3-day career accomplishments series for Sorey, the two performing in the dark as they spontaneously evolve a brilliant piece of innate orchestration, color, texture, rhythm, and thematic development.

Okazaki, Miles: The Sky Below Okazaki, Miles:
The Sky Below

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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An album of intelligent modern jazz that twists contemporary bop forms through unusual time signatures and highly interactive playing, in the 5th album from composer and bandleader Miles Okazaki, retaining his rhythm section of Anthony Tidd (bass) and Sean Rickman (drums) and here with Matt Mitchell on piano and keys; forward-thinking and embraceable.

McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen Love: Song for the Big Chief McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen Love:
Song for the Big Chief

(PNL -- Norway )

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Named for Sunny Murray's 1969 album "Big Chief", the long-runing collaborations of tenor saxophonist & pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love pay tribute to the late drummer Sunny Murray in this concert recording at London's Cafe Oto for a dynamic dialog of free jazz, with two nuanced free improv pieces including a "Fantasy for Lester [Bowie]".

Fish & Steel (Mats Aleklint / Per-Ake Holmlander / Paal Nilssen-Love): Fish & Steel Fish & Steel (Mats Aleklint / Per-Ake Holmlander / Paal Nilssen-Love):
Fish & Steel

(PNL -- Norway )

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Distilling a trio from Paal Nillsen-Love's Large Unit results in Fish & Steel, the trio of Mats Aleklint on trombone, Per Ake Holmlander on tuba, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion, an unusual brass & drum orchestration in two extended improvisations with an experimental bent that veers in and out of jazz forms with a mischievous attitude and masterful playing.

Lehman, Steve / Craig Taborn: The People I Love Lehman, Steve / Craig Taborn:
The People I Love

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Saxophonist Steve Lehman's trio with drummer Damion Reid and double bassist Matt Brewer is expanded with pianist Craig Taborn for an album of Lehman originals and compositions by Autechre, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Kirkland, and Jeff "Tain" Watts, plus three duo recordings between Lehman and Taborn; intricate cutting edge jazz made effortless and exuberant!

Taborn, Craig / Vadim Neselovskyi: The Book Beri'ah Vol 11: Da'at Taborn, Craig / Vadim Neselovskyi:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 11: Da'at

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two pianists--Vadim Neselovskyi and Craig Taborn--take on the 11th volume of composer John Zorn's 3rd book of Masada compositions, The Book Beri'ah, in settings from solo piano, piano duos, and three pieces for piano, bass and drums, performed with bassist Dan Loomis and drummer Ronen Itzik; beautifully lyrical work merging contemporary compositional and improvisation forms.

Hands To (Jeph Jerman): Scrine Hands To (Jeph Jerman):
Scrine

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Sound explorer and composer Jeph Jerman created the 11 pieces on this release while living in the Knob Hill neighborhood of Colorado Springs, using unusual recording techniques he refers to as "guerrilla recordings" like tossing tape decks off buildings or putting them inside running clothes dryers, inching tape manually over the heads, exploiting creative field recordings, &c. &c.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Bobby Kapp: Ineffable Joy Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Bobby Kapp:
Ineffable Joy

(ESP -- USA )

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Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman's goal to release on the historical ESP label originated from the impression Gato Barbieri's 1967 ESP album left on him, here assembling ESP alumni, drummer Bobby Kapp, pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker (who made his recorded debut on ESP in 1973), in a lyrical album of advanced and impressive collective free jazz.

Lemer, Peter: Son of Local Colour: Live at the Pizza Express, Soho Lemer, Peter:
Son of Local Colour: Live at the Pizza Express, Soho

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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On the 50th anniversary of the recording of UK pianist Peter Lemer's '67 ESP album "Local Colour" he re-assembled the quintet for a reprisal at the London jazz club Pizza Express, replacing Nisar Khan with Alan Skidmore due to illness but retaining John Surman (sax), Tony Reeves (bass) and Jon Hiseman (drums), as they stretch out on the original recordings with a life's experience and insight.

Radical Empathy Trio: Reality and Other Imaginary Places Radical Empathy Trio:
Reality and Other Imaginary Places

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Recorded during Thollem's 2017 residency at Brooklyn's multi-discipline center Pioneer Works, the trio of Nels Cline on electric guitar and Michael Wimberly on drums apply treatments, alterations and processes to acoustic-electro improv, their unusual approach often inviting the listener to discover organization under a wonderful commotion of sound.

McPhee, Joe / Graham Lambkin / Charlie Mcphee / Oliver Lambkin: Live in the Batcave [VINYL] McPhee, Joe / Graham Lambkin / Charlie Mcphee / Oliver Lambkin:
Live in the Batcave [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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A fly-on-the-wall hang out with virtual drinking buddies--saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee and his brother Charlie, and sound artist Graham Lambkin, who brought along his son Oliver--hanging at Charlie's in Poughkeepsie, NY, captured by an open mic as they tip back a few, play records, instruments, discussing life and music, and end in a singalong.

Osborne, Brian: Decorous Novelties Osborne, Brian:
Decorous Novelties

(Heat Retention Records -- USA )

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Using metal, glass, wood, and plastic, percussionist Brian Osborne (The Gate, Hatchers) offers twelve tracks of interweaving layers of simplicity and complexity, clarity and haze, many pieces initiating with deceptive simplicity and insinuating themselves in unique ways, all performed live in the studio and presented with no overdubs or affects.

Victor, Fay: Barn Songs Victor, Fay:
Barn Songs

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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With cellist Marika Hughes (2 Foot Yard, Anthony Braxton's Trillum) and saxophonist Darius Jones (Little Women, Darius Jones Trio), vocalist Fay Victor introduces her Fay Victor Chamber Trio, the open instrumental foundation highlighting Victor's expressive songs and insightful lyric content, developed with Victor and Jochem van Dijk; a great example of creative contemporary jazz song.

Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis:

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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The innovative string trio of Daniel Studer on double bass, Harald Kimmig on violin, and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello, develop focused environments of timbre, texture, dynamic and space, seemingly abstract yet incredibly concentrative and virtuosic interaction, here joined by Chicago trombonist and electronics artist George Lewis adding a 4th profound layer to their incredible conversation.

Company (Bailey / Honsinger / Kondon / Toop/ Cooper / Lacy / &c): 1981 [VINYL 2 LPs] Company (Bailey / Honsinger / Kondon / Toop/ Cooper / Lacy / &c):
1981 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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Derek Bailey's Company exploring free improvisation through a shifting and impressive lineup of performers, here in previously unreleased recordings with musicians including Derek Bailey, Tristan Honsinger, Christine Jeffrey, Toshinori Kondo, Charlie Morrow, David Toop, Maarten Altena, Georgie Born, Lindsay Cooper, Steve Lacy, Radu Malfatti and Jamie Muir.

Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Q Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Q

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (The Thing) and Stale Storlokken (Elephant9, Supersilent, Terje Rypdal) join the Nordic Krokofant trio of Axel Skalstad on drums, vibraphone, Tom Hasslan on guitar, and Jorgen Mathisen on saxophone for the band's 3rd album, performing the 4-part work "Q", an intense and sophisticated album of complex and passionate instrumental rock.

Made to Break: F4 Fake Made to Break:
F4 Fake

(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.

Thomas, Pat / Dominic Lash / Tony Orrell: BleySchool [VINYL] Thomas, Pat / Dominic Lash / Tony Orrell:
BleySchool [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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Referencing the deceptively simple and memorable melodies of pianist Paul Bley, the trio of Pat Thomas on piano, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Tony Orrell on drums & percussion pay homage to the late pianist through his own work, plus compositions from Cara Bley, Ornette Coleman, Duke Ellington, and one collective improvisation; a sensitive and lyrical modern jazz album.

exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta): Modu exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta):
Modules

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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The NY electronics duo exclusiveOr (Sam Pluta and Jeff Synder) join forces with the International Contemporary Ensemble and Architeuthis Walks on Land (Katherine Young and Amy Cimini) for this tour-de-force ensemble work, combining composed forms, electro-acoustic improvisation, noise, and lush harmonies, in a fascinatingly detailed album of creative musicianship.

exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta): Modu exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta):
Modules [VINYL]

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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The NY electronics duo exclusiveOr (Sam Pluta and Jeff Synder) join forces with the International Contemporary Ensemble and Architeuthis Walks on Land (Katherine Young and Amy Cimini) for this tour-de-force ensemble work, combining composed forms, electro-acoustic improvisation, noise, and lush harmonies, in a fascinatingly detailed album of creative musicianship.

Toh-Kichi (Satoko Fujii / Tatsuya Yoshida): Baikamo Toh-Kichi (Satoko Fujii / Tatsuya Yoshida):
Baikamo

(Libra -- Japan )

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The duo of Japanese improvisers, pianist Satoko Fujii and drummer Tatsuya Yoshida, continue their collaborations which includes many albums with the Satoko Fujii Quartet, their duo "Erans" record on Tzadik, and the original "Toh-Kichi" album on Victo, here in a new studio album of intricate, energetic and ebullient improvised dialogs, named for the aquatic flower "Baikamo".

Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Quebec : Musique-Politique Anthologie 1971/1974 [4 CDS] Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Quebec :
Musique-Politique Anthologie 1971/1974 [4 CDS]

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Le Quatuor de Jazz Libre Du Quebec was a collective of jazz musicians in the 1960s & 70s, bringing together free jazz musicians in Quebec who rejected commercialism while exploring modern improvisation, performers including Tristan Honsinger, Jean Martineau, Yves Charbonneau, Jean Prefontaine, &c, documented here in a 4-CD set with a 24 page book of images & text in French.

Berger, Karl / Jason Kao Hwang: Conjure Berger, Karl / Jason Kao Hwang:
Conjure

(True Sound Recordings -- USA )

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Subtle, beautiful, haunting, masterful and delicately commanding, the duo of pianist and vibraphonist Karl Berger and Jason Kao Hwang on violin and viola recorded these 8 dialogs in Berger's Woodstock studio, their familiarity from Hwang's participation in Berger's Creative Music Orchestra summoning lyrical and sensitive music, finding profundity in restraint.

Henry Cow: The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow [17 CDs, 1 DVD, 250pg Book] Henry Cow:
The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow [17 CDs, 1 DVD, 250pg Book]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The ultimate Henry Cow collection bringing together all of the 40th anniversary releases of this influential and innovative band, with all the remastered studio CDs, live CDs, Bonus CD, DVDs and booklets from each prior box, plus an additional 60 page booklet of band commentaries, pictures and other documents prepared specifically for this release, all in a sturdy & handsome box.

Coltrane, John Quartet: Impressions Graz 1962 Coltrane, John Quartet:
Impressions Graz 1962

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Taking his quartet on a European tour in the fall of 1962, Coltrane's band with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass, and Elvin Jones on drums performed in Graz, Austria at Stefaniensaal, the concert beautifully recorded by ORF Steiermark and here released as the first of two volumes, showing both Coltrane's lyrical origins and expanding free inclinations.

Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith: Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CA Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith:
Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Three free improvisations for voice & double bass + improvisations on Hugo Ball's Six Sound Poems from the duo of free improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk and double bassist Damon Smith.

Felizardo, Filipe: Guitar Soli for the Moa and the Frog Felizardo, Filipe:
Guitar Soli for the Moa and the Frog

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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The third solo venture for Lisbon-based guitarist and visual artist Filipe Felizardo, performing without effects and loops over a lush and spare framework, for a "ghost blues meditation" in 8 movements of focused, beautifully paced and sonically oriented playing.

International Nothing, The (Fagaschinski / Thieke): Less Action, Less Excitement, Less Everything <i International Nothing, The (Fagaschinski / Thieke):
Less Action, Less Excitement, Less Everything [Used Item]

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Masters of tonality, in their 2nd release the dual clarinets of Kai Fagaschinski and Michael Thieke are heard without any guest musicians, making a rich, gorgeous album of tense timbres.

Leimgruber, Urs / Jean-Marc Foussat: Face to Face [2 CDS] <i>[Used Item]</i> Leimgruber, Urs / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Face to Face [2 CDS] [Used Item]

(Fou Records -- France )

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Top left corner of each CD dinged during shipping from France. Damage is only cosmetic and not substantial, but we can't sell them as "new". We have arranged with Fou Records to sell them at this $5 discount from their normal price, and to pay the label on their sale. CDs and cases are otherwise in mint condition.

Mazurek, Rob : Chimeric Stoned Horn [CD] Mazurek, Rob :
Chimeric Stoned Horn [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Astral Spirits first CD release comes with a pair of 3D glasses, to allow the listener to view Mazurek's 3D lithographs that cover this album of piccolo trumpet explorations with electronics, voice and percussion, a deeply personal and spiritual album from the Chicago trumpeter, released in conjunction with Mazurek's art opening "Constellation Scores" at URDLA in France.

Moholo, Louis Octet: Spirits Rejoice! [VINYL] Moholo, Louis Octet:
Spirits Rejoice! [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Featuring an incredible lineup of masterful players from 1970's London creative jazz scene--Harry Miller & Johnny Dyani (bass), Keith Tippett (piano), Evan Parker (sax), Nick Evans & Radu Malfatti (trombone), and Kenny Wheeler (trumpet)--South African drummer Louis Moholo's debut album brings both joy and spirituality to freedom and lyricism, a joyful achievement.

Akiyama / Field / Vidic: Interpersonal Subjectivities [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Akiyama / Field / Vidic:
Interpersonal Subjectivities [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Field/Vidic duo of Slovenian saxophonist based in Switzerland Gregor Vidic and London born drummer Niclas Field is expanded with Japanese free improvising guitarist TEtuzi Akiyama, recording at Gok Sound in Tokyo in 2017 for three exceptional and suspenseful and electroacoustic improvisations, merging melodic and abstract approaches in uniquely detailed ways.

Almeida / Duynhoven / Klein: Live at the Bimhuis Almeida / Duynhoven / Klein:
Live at the Bimhuis

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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This is the 2nd release by this trio on Clean Feed, with Tobias Klein (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet), Goncalo Almeida (double bass) and Martin van Duynhoven (drums) captured live at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in 2017, taking on compositions by Ornette Coleman alongside original compositions from all three players in a free jazz mode.

Bernardes, Daniel / Drumming GP: Liturgy of the Birds - in memoriam Olivier Messiaen Bernardes, Daniel / Drumming GP:
Liturgy of the Birds - in memoriam Olivier Messiaen

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Pianist Daniel Bernardes pays homage to French composer Olivier Messiaen, augmenting his piano trio of Antonio Augusto Aguiar on bass and Mario Costa on drums with the Drumming GP Ensemble of Miquel Bernat on marimba, Jeffrey Davis & Pedro Gois on vibraphones, and Joao Dias on glockenspiel, a wonderful merging of contemporary percussive composition and modern jazz.

Dempster / Heasley / Rieman: Echoes of Syros Dempster / Heasley / Rieman:
Echoes of Syros

(Full Bleed Music -- USA )

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After playing with Deep Listening trombonist Stuart Dempster at Fort Worden the two added Eric Glick Rieman on prepared Rhodes electric piano for these rich acoustic and electronic improvisations.

Fefer, Avram Quartet (w/ Marc Ribot / Eric Revis / Chad Taylor): Testament Fefer, Avram Quartet (w/ Marc Ribot / Eric Revis / Chad Taylor):
Testament

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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For this album saxophonist Avram Fefer opened up his working unit by adding legendary Marc Ribot on guitar, expanding the sound of the trio with bassist Eric Revis and drummer Chad Taylor, while digging deep into North African inspired spiritual hymns with beatiful melodies, many taken from some of his previous trio records but adding new shape and sonic explorations.

Gorilla Mask: Brain Drain Gorilla Mask:
Brain Drain

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 4th album from German saxophonist Peter Van Huffel's Gorilla Mask, the 3rd on Clean Feed, is another powerful blending of jazz and rock forms in restless and profoundly determined music, energetic but intelligently structured, with great riffs and melodic grooves from Roland Fidezius (electric bass) and Rudi Fischerlehner (drums and percussion).

Gorilla Mask: Brain Drain [VINYL] Gorilla Mask:
Brain Drain [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 4th album from German saxophonist Peter Van Huffel's Gorilla Mask, the 3rd on Clean Feed, is another powerful blending of jazz and rock forms in restless and profoundly determined music, energetic but intelligently structured, with great riffs and melodic grooves from Roland Fidezius (electric bass) and Rudi Fischerlehner (drums and percussion).

Kimchi Moccasin Tango (Nyberg / Bjora / Andersen): Yankee Zulu Kimchi Moccasin Tango (Nyberg / Bjora / Andersen):
Yankee Zulu

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Three active Norwegians musicians based in Oslo-- guitarist Karl Bjora (Yes Deer, Megalodon Collective), drummer Dag Erik Knedal (Saka, Akode) and saxophonist Karl-Hjalmar Nyberg (Left Exit, Megalodon Collective)--in their debut album as a performing trio, showing both assertive collective playing in a free jazz mode and deeply introspective exploration.

KVL (Kirchner / Van Duerm / Lux / Branch): Volume 1 [VINYL] KVL (Kirchner / Van Duerm / Lux / Branch):
Volume 1 [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The first of many projected volumes from the Chicago trio of Quin Kirchner on drums, percussion, sampler & electronics, Daniel Van Duerm on electric piano, organ, mellotron & electronics, and Matthew Lux on bass & electronics, with guest Jaimie Branch on trumpet, presenting three extended improvisations the maintain peaceful contemplation in captivating grooves.

Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet: Live in Moscow Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet:
Live in Moscow

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The collective free jazz Nau Quartet led by alto saxophonist Jose Lencastre with Red Trio pianist and bassist Rodrigo Pinheiro and Hernani Faustino and drummer Joao Lencastre are caught live at Moscow's DOM Cultural Center for this album of thoughtfully informed improvisation, using open and spontaneous structures as they evolve each conversation in organic ways.

Stine, Tim Quartet: Knots Stine, Tim Quartet:
Knots

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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After his debut on Astral Spirits, Chicago-based guitarist Tim Stine assembled this quartet with Nick Mazzarella on saxophone, Matt Ulery on bass, and Quin Kirchner on drums, all skilled as bandleaders themselves, to realize Stine's avant compositions, precise harmonically and rhthmically interesting works with a Threadgill feel in surprising shifts of direction.

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Imminent Death Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Imminent Death

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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The ever-shifting lineup of jazz/no-wave/avant/aberrant improvisers The Flying Luttenbachers, anchored by drummer Weasel Walters, brings multi-reedist Matt Nelson, two guitarists (Brandon Seabrook & Henry Kaiser), bassist Tim Dahl and Brad Laner on synth for an aggressively informed and exitingly unpredictable album of superb playing and possibly bad intention; recommended!

Fujii, Satoko / Orchestra New York: Entity Fujii, Satoko / Orchestra New York:
Entity

(Libra -- Japan )

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Satoko Fujii leads her 13-piece big band through 5 thrilling and insightful compositions with a who's-who of NY improvisation: Nels Cline (guitar), Ches Smith (drums), Joe Fiedler & Curt Hasselbring (drums), Oscar Noriega, Ellery Eskelin, Briggan Krauss, Andy Laster & Tony Malaby (sax), Herb Robertson, Natsuki Tamura & Dave Ballou (trumpet) & bassist Stomu Takeishi; wow!

Henneman, Ig / Jaimie Branch / Anne La Berge: Dropping Stuff And Other Folk Songs Henneman, Ig / Jaimie Branch / Anne La Berge:
Dropping Stuff And Other Folk Songs

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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"... Three eccentric sketching women who succeeded in converting the concert hall into a spectacle with a drowned diesel engine on a race track, although it did not turn into a crazy fair. No, it was primarily an ode to the ingenious fr...

Kidambi, Amirtha / Lea Bertucci: Phase Eclipse [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Kidambi, Amirtha / Lea Bertucci:
Phase Eclipse [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A wonderfully unique and idiosyncratic album of voice and electronics from the duo of Amirtha Kidambi and Lea Bertucci, in active and surprising pieces using word-less vocal expresion and abstract utterance, altered live by electronics as the two interact in complement and confluence; the final piece was captured live at NYC's The Kitchen.

Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Tyler Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry Of Distance Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Tyler Ho Bynum / Joe Morris:
Geometry Of Distance

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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"This recording follows their debut album, Geometry of Caves, released in 2018 from Relative Pitch Records. Seth Colter Walls of The New York Times called the quartet's first album a "vibrant new recording", Stereo Gum's Phil Freeman de...

Rogers, Erin: Dawntreader Rogers, Erin:
Dawntreader

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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"A debut solo album from saxophonist Erin Rogers, Breaking Waves explores sonic multiplicity -- growth of a singular sound or idea, "breaking" a single note into two or more parts. Through multiphonics, vocalization, and inciting of out...

Urabe, Masayoshi: What Hasn't Come Here, COME! Urabe, Masayoshi:
What Hasn't Come Here, COME!

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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"Often compared to the late Kaoru Abe, Masayoshi Urabe's solo performances begin and end with silence. Out of the silence the harmonica slowly emerges, erupting into stabs of harmonica and gutteral cries which then give way to punctuate...

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Volume 3 Live in Krakow Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Volume 3 Live in Krakow

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The 3rd volume of saxophonist Mars Williams' Albert Ayler-infused holiday records, bring free jazz to the holidays in a unique holiday mash up of songs with titles like "Noel Omega - Twas The Night Before The Frosty Island Harvest Xmas", in a quintet with Jaimie Branch (trumpet), Knox Chandler (electric guitar), Mark Tokar (bass) and Klaus Kugel (drums).

Formanex w/ AMM / Christian Wolff / Keith Rowe / Ralf Wehowsky / John Tilbury / Phill Niblock / ONse Formanex w/ AMM / Christian Wolff / Keith Rowe / Ralf Wehowsky / John Tilbury / Phill Niblock / ONsemble / Seth Cluett / Radu Malfatti / Michael Pisaro / Julien Ottavi / Kasper T. Toeplitz :
20 Years Of Experimental Music [10 CDS]

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Their first release in 2000 performing Cornelius Cardew's "Treatise", for 20 years the Formanex quartet of sound artists, conceptualists and experimenters Anthony Taillard, Christophe Havard, Emmanuel Leduc, and Julien Ottavi are heard here in collaborations with Keith Rowe, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Ralf Wehowsky, Seth Cluett, Michael Pisaro, Radu Malfatti, &c.

Radical Empathy Trio: Reality and Other Imaginary Places [VINYL] Radical Empathy Trio:
Reality and Other Imaginary Places [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Recorded during Thollem's 2017 residency at Brooklyn's multi-discipline center Pioneer Works, the trio of Nels Cline on electric guitar and Michael Wimberly on drums apply treatments, alterations and processes to acoustic-electro improv, their unusual approach often inviting the listener to discover organization under a wonderful commotion of sound.

Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury / Wooley:
Unexpected Alchemy [7-CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Recorded during Ken Vandermark's residency titled "The Unexpectable", in Krakow in 2017 at Klub Alchemia, plus concerta at Hevre and Black Box in Germany, with duos, trios and quartests in a variety of configurations with artists including Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ikue Mori, John Butcher, Kent Kessler, Steve Noble, Mette Rasmussen, Eddie Prevost, Joe McPhee &c.



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