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Prevost, Eddie: An Uncommon Music For the Common Man [BOOK] Prevost, Eddie:
An Uncommon Music For the Common Man [BOOK]

(Matchless -- UK )

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Percussionist, Improviser and AMM founding member Eddie Prévost's fourth book presents a fascinating series of reflections and challenging insights on music in its various forms, and the development of improvised music at the intersection of contemporary compositional and conceptual forms; alongside a personal history of Prevost's life and his relationship with music.

Croaks, The (Kuchen / Turner / Rogers): One Of The Best Bears! Croaks, The (Kuchen / Turner / Rogers):
One Of The Best Bears!

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

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An album of controlled cacophony and slippery improvisation from the trio of Martin Klapper on amplified objects, toys & small electronics, Martin Kuchen on sopranino & soprano saxophones, snare drum resonator & metal objects, and Roger Turner on drums, small cymbals, metal and plastic, recording in Stokholm as they apparently try to build a shooting bear.

Fine, Milo / Joseph Damman: Acceptance Of Sorrow <i>[Used Item]</i> Fine, Milo / Joseph Damman:
Acceptance Of Sorrow [Used Item]

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )

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An album off free improvisations culled from the long-running Minneapolis duo of amplified acoustic guitarist Joseph Damman and multi-instrumentalist Milo fine, recorded in concert at Studio Toile d'Angles in 2018, with Fine performing on percussion, a Bosendorfer imperial piano, B-flat clarinet & marimba, for 8 pieces of explorative and accomplished dialog.

Parker, Charlie : Selections From The DIAL Recordings Parker, Charlie :
Selections From The DIAL Recordings

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

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The first of two volumes in celebration of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker's 100th birthday, here remastering his landmark recordings for the Dial label on the US West Coast between 1946-47, performing with jazz greats including Miles Davis, Lucky Thompson, Erroll Garner, Barney Kessel, Red Calender, JJ Johson, Max Roach, &c. for some of Parker's best known and essential compositions.

Parker, Charlie : Selections From The SAVOY Recordings Parker, Charlie :
Selections From The SAVOY Recordings

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

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The second of two volumes in celebration of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker's 100th birthday, here remastering his landmark recordings for the Savoy label in New York City between 1945-48, performing with jazz greats including Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Lewis, Curley Russel, Max Roach, &c. for some of be-bop's finest and best known compositions.

Parker, Evan & Agusti Fernandez: The Voice is One Parker, Evan & Agusti Fernandez:
The Voice is One

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A series of duos and one solo work each from European/UK Free Improvisation masters, saxophonist Evan Parker and pianist Agusti Fernandez, an astonishing display of creative interplay.

Vryzas, Dimos: Really Short And Tonal Vryzas, Dimos:
Really Short And Tonal

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Violinist, improviser, songwriter and composer from Thessaloniki, Greece, Dimos Vryzas creates a virtual electroacoustic ensemble using violin, voice and effects, contrasting acoustic and electronic sounds in the search for music expression, his studies with Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin a good indicator of the kind of sound approach Vryzas employs.

Bauer, Conny / Matthias Bauer / Dag Magnus Narvesen: The Gift [VINYL] Bauer, Conny / Matthias Bauer / Dag Magnus Narvesen:
The Gift [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Caine, Adam Quartet, feat Adam Lane / Bob Lanzetti / Billy Mintz: Transmissions Caine, Adam Quartet, feat Adam Lane / Bob Lanzetti / Billy Mintz:
Transmissions

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Embracing a wide and diverse stylistic range, from burning modern electric jazz to introspective interplay, NY guitarist Adam Caines' band with fellow guitarist Bob Lanzetti, Adam Lane on acoustic bass, Billy Mintz on drums, and Nick Lyons on alto saxophone, perform with great taste, technical mastery and superb interplay, releasing an extremely well-balanced collection.

Carrier, Francois / Masayo Koketsu / Daisuke Fuwa  / Takashi Itani: Japan Suite Carrier, Francois / Masayo Koketsu / Daisuke Fuwa / Takashi Itani:
Japan Suite

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Saxophonist Francois Carrier joins Shibusashirazu director & double bassist Daisuke Fuwa, drummer Takashi Itani, and alto saxophonist Masayo Koketsu (also of Shibusashirazu) for a live performance at Yamaneko-ken, in Saitama to capture this 6-part suite of intensely creative free jazz, the inventive rhythm section driving both saxophonists into both raucous and beautiful territory.

Chancey, Vincent / Wilber Morris / Warren Smith: The Spell. The Vincent Chancey Trio Live, 1987 [VIN Chancey, Vincent / Wilber Morris / Warren Smith:
The Spell. The Vincent Chancey Trio Live, 1987 [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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DUX Orchestra (Dave Sewelson / Mats Gustafsson / Susie Ibarra / Will Connell Jr. / Dave Hofstra / Wa DUX Orchestra (Dave Sewelson / Mats Gustafsson / Susie Ibarra / Will Connell Jr. / Dave Hofstra / Walter "Sweet" Perkins / JC Morrison):
Duck Walks Dog (With Mixed Results) [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Two thirds of the free jazz group "Boom Box"--saxophonist Thomas Borgmann and drummer Willi Kellers--and referencing that band's 2011 album titled Jazz, Keys & Screws is rounded out as a trio with double bassist Jan Roder, following the format of Jazz with compositions from each player following head/solo format, fueled by each player's extensive experience.

Fernandez, Agusti / Liudas Mockunas: Improdimensions [VINYL] Fernandez, Agusti / Liudas Mockunas:
Improdimensions [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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"The second side of this beautiful duo album was recorded more or less half a year after "The Swiftest Traveller" in Vilnius, while the rst one in December 2019. The recordings took place live during the concert series dedicated to imp...

Keys & Screws (Thomas Borgmann / Jan Roder / Willi Kellers): Some More Jazz [VINYL] Keys & Screws (Thomas Borgmann / Jan Roder / Willi Kellers):
Some More Jazz [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Two thirds of the free jazz group "Boom Box"--saxophonist Thomas Borgmann and drummer Willi Kellers--and referencing that band's 2011 album titled Jazz, Keys & Screws is rounded out as a trio with double bassist Jan Roder, following the format of "Jazz" with compositions from each player following head/solo format, fueled by each player's extensive experience.

Rivers, Sam Trio feat Dave Holland / Barry Altschul: Ricochet Rivers, Sam Trio feat Dave Holland / Barry Altschul:
Ricochet

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Captured live in San Francisco in 1978, the lastest in the NoBusiness Sam Rivers Archive series finds the masterful wind player in peak form with the trio of Dave Holland on bass & cello, and Barry Altschul on drums, Rivers on tenor & soprano sax, flute & piano, in the 52 minute free jazz epic "Ricochet", a high-energy work of diverse mood and character; superb!

Threadbare (Jason Stein / Ben Cruz / Emerson Hunton): Silver Dollar Threadbare (Jason Stein / Ben Cruz / Emerson Hunton):
Silver Dollar

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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"Wobbling like a drunk private eye in a thirties who dunnit, "And When the Situation Arises," the opening salutation of the unflinching Threadbare, rapidly transforms into a free jazz car chase where sodden hero and combatant bounce off...

Machinefabriek: Amalgaam Machinefabriek:
Amalgaam

(Zoharum -- Poland )

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"Amalgaam is a raw and unpolished album. Which doesn't mean that it's blunt or trite. The grainy, textural sounds on this record have a fleeting, cinematic quality to them, combining spaciousness with a sense of intimacy - at times inte...

Machinefabriek / Anne Bakker: Short Scenes Machinefabriek / Anne Bakker:
Short Scenes

(Zoharum -- Poland )

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While developing a soundtrack with violinist and violist Anne Bakker, Rutger Zuydervelt aka Machinefabriek, began editing a series of Bakker's improvisations, creating new works from those recordings by layering them into succinct short works or "scenes"--twenty of them in the end--that he sequenced into this album of confidently dramatic and delicately beautiful episodes.

Gerard, Pierre: Cavite Aerienne <i>[Used Item]</i> Gerard, Pierre:
Cavite Aerienne [Used Item]

(Not On Label -- France )

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Extremely patient compositions for electronics, cello, guitar and tenor sax from French sound and visual artist Pierre Gerard: "Air" using recordings from his duo parter of tenor saxophonist Bertrand De Lamalle with long sections of silence; "Cavity" employs previously recorded guitar improvisations that interact with Gerard's live electronic improvisations.

I Like To Sleep: Daymare I Like To Sleep:
Daymare

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Taking their band name from a Thelonious Monk quote, the Norwegian power trio of vibraphone player Amund Storløkken Åse (son of keyboardist Ståle Storløkken and vocelist Tone Åse), guitarist Nicolas Leirtrø and drummer Øyvind Leite bridge the divide between 70's progressive rock, classical music, jazz and improvisation with a unique instrumentation.

I Like To Sleep: Daymare [VINYL] I Like To Sleep:
Daymare [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Taking their band name from a Thelonious Monk quote, the Norwegian power trio of vibraphone player Amund Storløkken Åse (son of keyboardist Ståle Storløkken and vocelist Tone Åse), guitarist Nicolas Leirtrø and drummer Øyvind Leite bridge the divide between 70's progressive rock, classical music, jazz and improvisation with a unique instrumentation.

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

(Glacial Erratic -- USA )

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The 2nd album in guitarist Joe Morris' "Instantiation" series, where each part is composed with specific notated and operational components such that it is impossible to perform any part the same way twice, performed with the quintet of Daniel Klingsberg on bass, Alex Quinn on trumpet, Michael Sabin on trombone, Raef Sengupta on saxophone.

Okuda, Rieko / Antti Virtaranta / Girial Baars: LAB H Tapes <i>[Used Item]</i> Okuda, Rieko / Antti Virtaranta / Girial Baars:
LAB H Tapes [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two distinct improvisation from the trio of Japanese musician Rieko Okuda on piano & viola, Finnish musician Antti Virtaranta on double bass, and Russian musician Girilal Baars on voice & objects, the first with Baars primarily focused on free vocals in a Phil Minton-esque mode, the second all instrumental with Baars performing on "old wheel".

Orchestra Entropy: Rituals <i>[Used Item]</i> Orchestra Entropy:
Rituals [Used Item]

(Discus -- UK )

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An extended work for 10 improvisers using a composite composition of graphic scores, open notations, and two trio sub-pieces titled "skelf" (electric guitar, double bass and drums) and "antiphon" (violin, viola and double bass), all directed by UK saxophonist Matt London in an ensemble with reeds, winds, brass, strings, electric guitar, and Mark Sanders on drums.

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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Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Jan Roder: Get Your Own Picture <i>[Us Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Jan Roder:
Get Your Own Picture [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An improvising string quartet with Creative Sources label leader Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, German violinist and violist Dietrich Petzold and German double bassist Jan Roder, recording in the studio in Berlin in 2018 for seven active improvisations with a chamber feel, each named by the letters making up the word "PICTURE".

Runcible Quintet, The (Metcalfe / Edwards / Magliocchi / Thompson / Northover): Three <i>[Used Item] Runcible Quintet, The (Metcalfe / Edwards / Magliocchi / Thompson / Northover):
Three [Used Item]

(FMR -- UK )

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Working their way backwards from "Five" in 2017 to the new "Three" in 2020, the UK creative improvising quintet of Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar, Adrian Northover on saxophones, John Edwards on double bass, Marcello Magliocchi on drums, and Neil Metcalfe on flute are heard live at London's Iklectik in 2019 for three profoundly exploratory free improvisations.

Schindler, Udo: PNEUMA_Sax+Erde  <i>[Used Item]</i> Schindler, Udo:
PNEUMA_Sax+Erde [Used Item]

(FMR -- UK )

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Reedist and mutli-instrumentalist Udo Schindler's first instrument was a soprano sax, and this solo concert at Atelier Ekkelancj Götze in Munich in 2018 brings to the foreground his 40 years of experience, advanced technique, and creative approach to this capricious and demanding instrument, performing a 2-part free-form "PNEUMA-Sax+Erde" and an encore.

Dorji, Tashi / Tyler Damon: To Catch A Bird In A Net Of Wind [VINYL] Dorji, Tashi / Tyler Damon:
To Catch A Bird In A Net Of Wind [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Fully free improvisation from Chicago musicians, electric guitarist Tashi Dorji and drummer/percussionist Tyler Damon, performing live in a concert at Horatio N. May Chapel in 2018, the resonance of the location adding a rich reverberant level to their evolving dialog, building to ecstatic sonic states and releasing to energetically ruminative discourse.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. feat. Geoff Leigh : Chosen Star Child's Confession Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. feat. Geoff Leigh :
Chosen Star Child's Confession

(RIOT SEASON -- UK )

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The Japanese space rock collective Acid Mothers Temple led by Makoto Kawabata & Hiroshi Higashi, reformed in 2015 with new members and here featuring Henry Cow wind player Geoff Leigh on flute and sax, take on a free-form and sometimes mellower psychedelia as the band dips in and out of our space, dimension, and time while re-imagining the best of kraut/prog/spacerock.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. feat. Geoff Leigh : Chosen Star Child's Confession Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. feat. Geoff Leigh :
Chosen Star Child's Confession [VINYL]

(RIOT SEASON -- UK )

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The Japanese space rock collective Acid Mothers Temple led by Makoto Kawabata & Hiroshi Higashi, reformed in 2015 with new members and here featuring Henry Cow wind player Geoff Leigh on flute and sax, take on a free-form and sometimes mellower psychedelia as the band dips in and out of our space, dimension, and time while re-imagining the best of kraut/prog/spacerock.

BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Mikensky / Kurilo): Dance With An Idiot [VINYL] BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Mikensky / Kurilo):
Dance With An Idiot [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Raw, raucous and dauntless improvisation from the Russian quartet of Anton Ponomarev on alto saxophone, Dmitry Lapshin on bass guitar, Felix Mikensky on guitar & electronics, and Yaroslav Kurilo on drums, in 7 passionate collective improvisations with a dark melodic bent with titles like "demon" or "iron hair", plus a twisted take on Dizzy Gillespie's "Salt Peanuts".

Bonjintan (Akira Sakata / Jim O'Rourke / Giovanni Di Domenico / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto): Dental Kafka Bonjintan (Akira Sakata / Jim O'Rourke / Giovanni Di Domenico / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto):
Dental Kafka

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The 2nd release from the Bonjintan quartet led by Akira Sakata on saxophone, clarinet & voice, with Jim O'Rourke on double bass, Giovanni Di Domenico on piano & Hohner pianet, and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto on drums, an international grouping with experimental approaches to improvisation and avant music, yielding unusual results of great character, tension and pointed expression.

Bonjintan (Akira Sakata / Jim O'Rourke / Giovanni Di Domenico / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto): Dental Kafka [V Bonjintan (Akira Sakata / Jim O'Rourke / Giovanni Di Domenico / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto):
Dental Kafka [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The 2nd release from the Bonjintan quartet led by Akira Sakata on saxophone, clarinet & voice, with Jim O'Rourke on double bass, Giovanni Di Domenico on piano & Hohner pianet, and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto on drums, an international grouping with experimental approaches to improvisation and avant music, yielding unusual results of great character, tension and pointed expression.

Master Oogway: Earth And Other Worlds Master Oogway:
Earth And Other Worlds

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The second album from the Norwegian electric jazz quartet of Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Karl Erik Horndalsveen on double bass, and Martin Heggli Mellem on drums, after their 2018 album The Concert Koan on the Clean Feed label, here in six powerfully thrilling tracks of youthful exuberance and impressive skill.

Master Oogway: Earth And Other Worlds [VINYL] Master Oogway:
Earth And Other Worlds [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The second album from the Norwegian electric jazz quartet of Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Karl Erik Horndalsveen on double bass, and Martin Heggli Mellem on drums, after their 2018 album The Concert Koan on the Clean Feed label, here in six powerfully thrilling tracks of youthful exuberance and impressive skill.

Sun City Girls: Live at the Sky Church - September 3rd, 2004 [VINYL LP & DVD] Sun City Girls:
Live at the Sky Church - September 3rd, 2004 [VINYL LP & DVD]

(Twenty One Eighty Two Recording Company -- USA )

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A 2004 live performance in LP and DVD from the experimental, irreverent and twisted rock trio Sun City Girls performing at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, from strange songs of weird, blunt or vulgar intent to experimental cutups--an unorthodox exorcism in sound--all presented with bizarre theatrical accompaniment as documented on the accompanying DVD.

Swell, Steve (w / Cyrille / Hwang / Bart / Lonberg-Holm / Boston): The Center Will Hold featuring An Swell, Steve (w / Cyrille / Hwang / Bart / Lonberg-Holm / Boston):
The Center Will Hold featuring Andrew Cyrille

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): The Anthony Braxton Project Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek):
The Anthony Braxton Project

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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The Thumbscrew trio of NY improvisers Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibes, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass, turn their focus to their shared history with composer and reedist Anthony Braxton as he celebrates his 75th birthday, performing 11 previously unheard compositions selected from Composition No. 14 through No. 274; masterful and profound.

Stirrup + 6 (Lonberg-Holdm / Macri / Rumback): The Avondale Addition Stirrup + 6 (Lonberg-Holdm / Macri / Rumback):
The Avondale Addition

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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The Stirrup trio of cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri (bass), and Charles Rumback (drums) is merged with improvisers from Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra project--Keefe Jackson & Mars Williams on reeds, guitarist Peter Maunu, violist Jen Clare Paulson, trumpeter Russ Johnson & Zoots Houston on electronics -for this compelling structured performance at Elastic Arts.

Taylor, Chad Trio (Feat Brian Settles / Neil Podgurski): The Daily Biological Taylor, Chad Trio (Feat Brian Settles / Neil Podgurski):
The Daily Biological

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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"As the debut recording of an ensemble rooted in deep and abiding friendships The Daily Biological is a creatively roiling conversation. The unusual trio of drums (Chad Taylor), saxophone (Brian Settles) and piano (Neil Podgurski) creat...

Reid, Tomeka Quartet: Old New Reid, Tomeka Quartet:
Old New

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Drawn from some of New Yorks finest and most active improvisers, cellist Tomeka Reid's string-centric quartet with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Jason Roebke on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums, take Reid's lyrical compositions into ebullient territory, showing the effective power of these versatile string instruments in creative and irresistible modern jazz.

Davies, Rhodri: Telyn Rawn Davies, Rhodri:
Telyn Rawn

(Amgen Records -- UK )

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Dating back to the 13th century in Wales, the Telyn Rawn is a nearly forgotten horsehair harp; UK improvising harpist Rhodri Davies researched the instrument and its unique sound, commissioning the construction of a harp on which he performs 18 improvisations of impressive technique and sonority, launching his new Amgen Records label with this album named for the instrument.

Laurenzi, Dustin Snaketime: Behold [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Laurenzi, Dustin Snaketime:
Behold [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Originally planned for release in conjunction with their appearance at the 2020 Pitchfork Festival, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi's Snaketime Octet celebrates the theoretical 104th birthday of eccentric NY composer Moondog with 4 tracks intended for his 2019 Snaketime album, performed with Jason Stein, Nick Mazzarella, Chad McCullough, two drummers and bass.

Toyozumi / Yandsen / Countryman: Future of Change Toyozumi / Yandsen / Countryman:
Future of Change

(ChapChap Records -- Japan )

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The collaboration of American alto saxophonist living in the Philippines Rick Countryman with legendary Japanese free improvising drummer Sabu Toyozumim, also performing on Erhu, continues with this outstanding performance at the LIMBO Art Gallery in Makati, Philippines in 2020, joined by Malaysian tenor saxophonist Yong Yandsen for a burning set of free jazz.

Kirchner, Quin: The Shadows and The Light [2 CDs] Kirchner, Quin:
The Shadows and The Light [2 CDs]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recorded over 2 days in a Chicago studio in configurations from duos to an octet, drummer Quin Kirchner provides the compositions on this double CD for 11 pieces, alongside works by Frank Foster, Phil Cohran, Sun Ra & Carla Bley, presented as a story or a journey of differing styles and forms, made cohesive by Kirchner's remarkable drumming and coherently diverse interests.

Who Trio (Wintsch / Hemingway / Oester): Strell Who Trio (Wintsch / Hemingway / Oester):
Strell

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The collective Who Trio of pianist Michel Witsch, bassist Bänz Oester and drummer Gerry Hemingway take on the music of Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington in eight studio recordings and one live performance, interpreting in a collective fashion rather than straight readings of each work, allowing a unique level of freedom to be applied to these essential jazz compositions.

Roots Magic (Pololla / De Fabritiis / Tedeschi / Spera): Take Root Among The Stars Roots Magic (Pololla / De Fabritiis / Tedeschi / Spera):
Take Root Among The Stars

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Mining the area between the blues and creative jazz with pieces by Charles Tyler, Ornette Coleman, Phil Cohran and Sun Ra, this is the 3rd album from the Italian quartet of Alberto Popolla on clarinets, Errico De Fabritiis on saxophones, Gianfranco Tedeschi on double bass, and Fabrizio Spera on drums & percussion, joined by Eugenio Colombo on flute and Francesco Lo Cascio on vibes.

Cassiers, Lynn (w/ der Werf / Vermeulen / Dumoulin / Cabras / Patrman): Yun Cassiers, Lynn (w/ der Werf / Vermeulen / Dumoulin / Cabras / Patrman):
Yun

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Vocalist and electronics artist Lynn Cassier leads the "Yun" project, a sextet including fellow Octurn saxophonist Bo Van der Werf, plus two keyboardists (Erik Vermeulen & Jozef Dumoulin), bassist Manolo Cabras and drummer Marek Patrman, as she rearranges 12 pices from the American Songbook, applying unique electroacoustic harmonic and rhythmic structures.

Alves, Pedro Melo (Johnson / Nunes / Dionisio / Risser / Dresser / Moieme / Alves): In Igma Alves, Pedro Melo (Johnson / Nunes / Dionisio / Risser / Dresser / Moieme / Alves):
In Igma

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Constrast from shifts in sound, texture and dynamic in Pedro Melo Alves' commissioned work for the Jazz No Parque Festival, using 3 vocalist (Aubrey Johnson, Beatriz Nunes, & Mariana Dionisio) to layer and interact over a quartet of contemporary and improvised instrumentalists: Eve Risser (piano_, Mark Dresser (bass), Abdul Moimeme (electric guitar), and Alves (drums & percussion).

Ochs, Larry / Aram Shelton Quartet (w/ Nordeson / Dresser / Walton): Continental Drift Ochs, Larry / Aram Shelton Quartet (w/ Nordeson / Dresser / Walton):
Continental Drift

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Key artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, composers and bandleaders Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino saxophones and Aram Shelton on alto saxophone join together with Swedish drummer Kjell Nordeson, joined by either double bassist Mark Dresser or Scott Walton, in an album drawn from two sessions featuring exhiliarating pieces of unique approach from both composers.

Higgins, Tyler (w/ Monticello / Stevens): Broken Blues Higgins, Tyler (w/ Monticello / Stevens):
Broken Blues

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Blues with a strong sonic sense in Atlanta, GA guitarist Tyler Higgin's 2nd release on Shhpuma, his trio again featuring drummer Paul Stevens, and here adding bassist Gabriel Monticello, known for symphonic, jazz and rock forms, bringing masterful skill to this album that richly blends blues, gospel, folk, jazz and rock forms with passion and style.

Ohta, Takamitsu: Three Relations Among The Flock [CASSETTE] Ohta, Takamitsu:
Three Relations Among The Flock [CASSETTE]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

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Takamitsu Ohta, known for his work with artists Anne-F Jacques & Ryoko Akama, in three unexpected recordings using the microphone and speaker of small devices with recording and playback ability, from five to fifteen such linked devices creating surprisingly stacatto and expressive voices from feedback, each piece aptly named for the resulting articulation each combination creates.

Kuchen, Martin / Landaeus Trio (w/ Lanaeus / Nilsson / Aman): Mind The Gap Of Silence Kuchen, Martin / Landaeus Trio (w/ Lanaeus / Nilsson / Aman):
Mind The Gap Of Silence

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Martin Küchen (Angles) joins together with the Landaeus Trio of pianist Martin Landaeus, double bassist Johnny Aman, and drummer Cornelia Lisson, augmenting the sophisticated lyricism of the Landaeus piano trio with the surprisingly lyrical voice of Kuchen, as they are recorded in front of a live audience in the Gula Studion in Malmo, Sweden.

Abe, Kaoru : 19770916@Ayler, Sapporo Abe, Kaoru :
19770916@Ayler, Sapporo

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Recently discovered, unissued solo improvisations from legendary Japanese free jazz alto saxophonist Karou Abe--four extended statements from the full concert recorded in 1970 at the Sapporo jazz cafe "Ayler"--an excellent example of the passionate performances he presented, using extended and unusual technique from assertive mastery to near-silent moments; incomparable.

Ballister: Znachki Stilyag Ballister:
Znachki Stilyag

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The tenth year of the working and touring international Ballister trio of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophones, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion, here in an outrageously powerful yet explorative concert at Dom Cultural Center, in Moscow, Russia in 2019, a fierce example of what this band is capable of.

Zorn, John feat. the Brian Marsella Trio: Calculus Zorn, John feat. the Brian Marsella Trio:
Calculus

(Tzadik -- USA )

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"Calculus is another radical step forward for Zorn—two major 20-minute long-form compositions scored for piano trio. Featuring the incredible young pianist Brian Marsella along with the dynamic rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Wo...

Zorn, John (Medeski / Grohowski / Hollenberg): Baphomet Zorn, John (Medeski / Grohowski / Hollenberg):
Baphomet

(Tzadik -- USA )

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"Baphomet is a masterpiece! One epic 40-minute long-form composition touching upon all of Zorn's musical obsessions from classical atonality, minimalism, jazz, metal, punk, funk, improvisation, exotica and more. Passionately performed b...

Spike Orchestra, The: Splintered Stories Spike Orchestra, The:
Splintered Stories

(Tzadik -- USA )

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"Splintered Stories is the brilliant new CD by Sam Eastmond of the Spike Orchestra, whose sparkling arrangements of Masada compositions were a highlight of both The Book of Angels and Zorn's Book Beri'ah. Filled with startling instrumen...

Mahanthappa, Rudresh: Hero Trio Mahanthappa, Rudresh:
Hero Trio

(Whirlwind -- UK / EU )

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Turning his attention from original compositions to the music of his heroes--Stevie Wonder, Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett, Johnny Cash, John Coltrane & Charlie Parker--saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa turns in an upbeat and exuberant album of standards performed in a trio with bassist Francois Moutin and drummer Rudy Royston.

Mahanthappa, Rudresh: Hero Trio [VINYL] Mahanthappa, Rudresh:
Hero Trio [VINYL]

(Whirlwind -- UK / EU )

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Turning his attention from original compositions to the music of his heroes--Stevie Wonder, Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett, Johnny Cash, John Coltrane & Charlie Parker--saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa turns in an upbeat and exuberant album of standards performed in a trio with bassist Francois Moutin and drummer Rudy Royston.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy: A Certain Slant Of Light Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy:
A Certain Slant Of Light

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )

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"About the Artists

Thanos Chrysakis’ output consists of composition, performance, and installation. He was born in Athens in 1971. After residing in the UK between 1998–2014 he moved in 2015 to Belarus.

With several albums to...

Kahn, Jason : Lining Out [VINYL] Kahn, Jason :
Lining Out [VINYL]

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )

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"Lining Out" is taken from a form of hymnody practiced to this day as Gaelic Psalm singing by the Free Churches on the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland, interpreted by Swiss improviser Jason Kahn in percussion and voice, uniquely uninhibited unpredictable utterance and song juxtaposing superb expression and dexterity on drums, cymbals, bells and percussion.

Scrambled Harmonies: Stella Art Scrambled Harmonies:
Stella Art

(Self Released -- Netherlands )

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The free improvising Amsterdam quintet of Andrius Dereviancenko (tenor saxophone), Henk Zwerver (guitar), Nico Chientaroli (piano and keyboards), Raoul van der Weide (bass, objects and squat box) and Onno Govaert (Tilburg, drums) are heard in this live recording at Zaal100 in 2020 for a quirky and first rate album of wry humor and impressive skill.

Zwerv (Taubenfeld / Vicente / Lucifero / Zwerver / Chientaroli / ven der Weide / Hadow): Music From Zwerv (Taubenfeld / Vicente / Lucifero / Zwerver / Chientaroli / ven der Weide / Hadow):
Music From Any Moment [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Guitarist Henk Zwerver leads this collective free improvising band in their second release, now extended to a septet with the addition of Salvoandrea Lucifero on trombone, joining Zwerver: Ziv Taubenfeld on bass clarinet, Luis Vicente on trumpet, Nico Chientaroli on piano, Raoul ven der Weide on double bass, objects, and George Hadow on drums.

Hemingway, Gerry / Barre Phillips / Michael Moore: Slips Hemingway, Gerry / Barre Phillips / Michael Moore:
Slips

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )

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"Three expatriate Americans, brought up in the USA, and profoundly influenced by European sensibilities. This is the first four pieces of a concert at Splendor performance space in Amsterdam. The titles are a respectful nod to the late ...

Fragile Quartet (Moore / Fraanje / van der Feen / Hemingway): Cretan Dialogues Fragile Quartet (Moore / Fraanje / van der Feen / Hemingway):
Cretan Dialogues

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )

Price: $16.95    

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"You travel, you get ideas. A time, a place, and unsolicited information coming in. Flesh it out, give it to musicians and there you have it."-Ramboy

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Moore, Michael / NDR Bigband: Sanctuary Moore, Michael / NDR Bigband:
Sanctuary

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )

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"When Marcio Doctor, percussionist with the NDR Big Band in Hamburg, Germany, called me to ask if I would be interested in a collaboration, a whole world of possibilities opened before me - I could not believe my luck! A week rehearsing...

Wolfarth, Christian: Souvenirs [VINYL] Wolfarth, Christian:
Souvenirs [VINYL]

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )

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"Magnifying the Ordinary. A typical modern drum set consists of a bass drum, a snare drum, hi-hats, a few toms, and a couple of cymbals. When played as a drum set, the characteristics of each sound combine to create what many people rec...



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