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Chmiel, Przemyslaw Quartet: Witchcraft Chmiel, Przemyslaw Quartet:
Witchcraft

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Led by Polish multi-reedist and composer Przemyslaw Chmiel and his quartet of Mateusz Gramburg on piano, Piotr Narajowski on double bass, and Michał Szeligowski on drums, this is their debut album, presenting a sophisticated set of structured compositions that allow for great spontaneity and lyricism, a strong start for this expressive young band.

Gato Libre (Tamura / Fjuii / Kaneko): Koneko Gato Libre (Tamura / Fjuii / Kaneko):
Koneko

(Libra -- Japan )

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The 8th album from Gato Libre with compositions from trumpeter Natsuki Tamura in a trio with Yasuko Kaneko on trombone and pianist Satoko Fujii here on accordion, Koneko translating to "Kitten", as Tamura explores 8 new cats from strays to shop cats through deceptively simple pieces of melodic appeal of warm color, tone & texture; absolutely charming.

Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori: Sand Storm Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori:
Sand Storm

(Libra/ Circum-Disc -- Japan )

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The cooperative quartet Kaze of Satoko Fujii on piano, Peter Orins on drums, Christian Pruvost on trumpet, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, joins with elextroacoustic improviser Ikue Mori for seven exploratory pieces recorded in the studio after a one-week tour in Austria, France, and Russia, their enthusiasm for their extraordinarily unique group sound clearly evident.

Dingman, Chris (May Han Oh / Tim Kelper): Embrace Dingman, Chris (May Han Oh / Tim Kelper):
Embrace

(Inner Arts Initiative -- USA )

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Finding rich warmth in NY vibraphonist Chris Dingman's melodic and optimistic compositions, several inspired by Dingman's interest in West African music traditions, performed in a trio with bassist Linda May Han Oh (Pat Metheney) and drummer Tim Keiper (Cyro Baptista, David Byrne); an inspiringly lyrical album with exceptional soloing and improvisation interplay.

Dingman, Chris : The Peace Project [5-CD BOX] Dingman, Chris :
The Peace Project [5-CD BOX]

(Inner Arts Initiative -- USA )

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Vibraphonist Chris Dingman set up his vibraphones next to the bedroom where his father was under hospice care from a rare heart ailment, setting an atmosphere of calm and compassion to help soothe, heal, and carry him through his final challenges, released here as a 5-CD set of 5 hours of ethereal sounds through poignant melodies, swirling textures, and undulating pedal tones.

Oxley, Tony: February Papers Oxley, Tony:
February Papers

(Discus -- UK )

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Reissuing percussionist and electronic innovator Tony Oxley's 1977 Incus album, collecting works from Oxley's evolving approaches, including a quartet with bassist Barry Guy and violinists David Bourne & Philipp Wachsmann; a trio with Barry Guy and Ian Brighton on electric guitar; and solo pieces including a piece for Evan Parker emulating his sound through electronics.

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Adios Al Futuro Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
Adios Al Futuro

(Discus -- UK )

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The 2nd release from the UK instrumental rock band Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keyboards & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwind, keyboards, synth bass & electronics, and Steve Dinsdale on drums, keyboards & electronics, expand their sound and referenes as they tug on the heartstrings of prog, krautrock and other advanced rock forms with modern and mellotron-fueled orchestration.

Artefact Agency (Jeans / Luebber / Susnjar): Artefact I, II And III <i>[Used Item]</i> Artefact Agency (Jeans / Luebber / Susnjar):
Artefact I, II And III [Used Item]

(FMR -- UK )

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The collaborative Australian electric jazz trio of Simon Jeans on guitar, Johannes Luebber on keyboards, and Daniel Susnjar on drums, who create semi-composed sonic structures that are used for collective improvisation and also live film scores and contemporary dance works, present 3 "Artefacts" using multiple structures of passionate and melodically inspired playing.

Caines, Ron / Martin Archer AXIS: Dream Feathers <i>[Used Item]</i> Caines, Ron / Martin Archer AXIS:
Dream Feathers [Used Item]

(Discus -- UK )

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The "AXIS" of UK saxophonist Ron Caines and multi-reedist Martin Archer, also on organ and electronics, in a subtle septet with outstanding players including Laura Cole on piano and Johnny Hunter on drums, in a set of dream-like and lyrically beautiful improvisations, merging electronics and horns over a powerfully solid rhythm section that create warm textural cycles.

Draksler, Kaja Octet: Out For Stars <i>[Used Item]</i> Draksler, Kaja Octet:
Out For Stars [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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After setting music for the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Andriana Minou (Gledalec), Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler turns to the work of Robert Frost in a set of 7 sophisticated compositions, sung by Laura Polence & Bjork Nielsdottir in an improvising octet with reedists Ab Baars & Ada Rave, violinist George Dumitriu, bassist Lennart Heyndels and drummer Onno Govaert.

FEN (Otomo Yoshihide / Ryu Hankil / Yan Jun / Yuen Chee Wai): No One's Island <i>[Used Item]</i> FEN (Otomo Yoshihide / Ryu Hankil / Yan Jun / Yuen Chee Wai):
No One's Island [Used Item]

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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FEN (Far East Network) is comprised of improvisers from Singapore (Yuen Chee Wai), Japan (Otomo Yoshihide), China (Yan Jun), and Korea (Ryu Hankil), using electroacoustic instrumentation to create a unique merging of cultural and personal aesthetic, in their 1st album recorded in NYC using electronic feedback, computer noises and guitar; intriguing and unconventional.

Fielder, Alvin / Damon Smith: Song For Chico [CASSETTE] Fielder, Alvin / Damon Smith:
Song For Chico [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Free improvisations and a few fascinating covers of work by Cecil Taylor, Chico Hamilton, and Johnny Dyani from the duo of double bassist Damon Smith and legendary drummer Alvin Fielder, showing intense and unusual approaches in great rhythmic dialog.

Gluck, Bob (Wolper / Azmeh / Filiano / Tabbal): Early Morning Star <i>[Used Item]</i> Gluck, Bob (Wolper / Azmeh / Filiano / Tabbal):
Early Morning Star [Used Item]

(FMR -- UK )

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NY pianist & composer Bob Gluck's band with Gluck on piano, Andrea Wolper on voice, Kinan Azmeh on clarinet, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tani Tabbal on drums, blends passionate songs of social justice with captivating improvisational interplay, balancing a love of beautiful melody and sonic innovation, powerful rhythms, and exhilarating interactions between players.

IKB: Hippocampus Guttulatus  <i>[Used Item]</i> IKB:
Hippocampus Guttulatus [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The large IKB electroacoustic ensemble of diverse orchestration led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, where each release is characterized by an animal, here with the long-snouted seahorse in an extended improvisation recorded at CreativeFest XIII at O'Culto da Ajuda, Lisbon, 2019, building to undulating cycles of intense interaction of absolutely precise control.

Lisbon String Trio & Gabriel Ferrandini: Sediments <i>[Used Item]</i> Lisbon String Trio & Gabriel Ferrandini:
Sediments [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portugal's Lisbon String Trio of saxophonist Nuno Torres, electric guitarist Abdul Moimeme and violist Ernesto Rodrigues, are joined by Red Trio/ Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio drummer Gabriel Ferrandini for this concert performance at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal as part of the CreativeFest XIII, finding inspired balance in introspective sections and periods of exciting activity.

Virtual Company (Fell / Wastell / Bailey / Gaines): Virtual Company <i>[Used Item]</i> Virtual Company (Fell / Wastell / Bailey / Gaines):
Virtual Company [Used Item]

(Confront -- UK )

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IST, configured as the duo of double bassist Simon H. Fell and cellist/percussionist Mark Wastell, performing a virtual quartet at London's Cafe OTO, using using pre-recorded fragments of solo work from late guitarist Derek Bailey and tap dancer Will Gaines, combined with sections of silence of unforeseeable length, and then combined with the live musicians; amazing.

Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor): Electroradiance [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor):
Electroradiance [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The second album from this New York and Chicago trio of bass clarinetist Jason Stein, keyboardist Paul Giallorenzo, and drummer Chad Taylor (replacing Frank Rosaly), a funky mix of jazz, electronics and rock that plays free but also melodically, absorbing styles and turning them into an upbeat, rhythmically exciting and lyrically effusive album.

Clucas, Dan / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Matt Crane: Universal or Directional Clucas, Dan / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Matt Crane:
Universal or Directional

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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"This is a hi fi recording of six duos framed by full quartet improvisations. Recorded at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket Rhode Island and Mastered by the Great Wayne Peet. The three cover drawings are by the legendary guitarist Joe...

Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci: Conversations Vol. 1 [VINYL] Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci:
Conversations Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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The first of two volumes from legendary Downtown NY pianist Cooper-Moore and saxophonist Stephen Gauci, recorded after a seven-month residency at Happylucky No. 1 Gallery in Brooklyn, allowing the two players to develop a natural dialog of unique and idiosyncratic approaches to their instruments, resulting in these 6 commanding recordings freely improvised in the studio.

Icepick (Nate Wooley / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten / Chris Corsano): Hellraiser [VINYL] Icepick (Nate Wooley / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten / Chris Corsano):
Hellraiser [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The 3rd album from the improvising trio of Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums, is a live recording at the 2018 Experimental Sound Studio's Option Series, a smoldering session of collective improvisation that builds tension through impressive rhythmic texture and releases it in cathartic and passionate passages.

Kowald, Peter Quintet: Peter Kowald Quintet Kowald, Peter Quintet:
Peter Kowald Quintet

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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First ever CD reissue of the only band under bassist Peter Kowald's own name, remastered; originally released by FMP in 1972, this is exemplary European Free Jazz from one of the orignal innovators in a quartet with Peter Kowald on tuba, bass, & alphorn, Gunter Christmann and Paul Rutherford on trombones, Peter van der Locht on alto saxophone, and Paul Lovens on drums.

Musicworks: #137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Fall 2020 issue of Canada's finest new music magazine, focusing on guitars--hollow, heavy, bowed, cracked, pedalled, flung, trusty companions & feedback demons; Plus articles on Casey Koyczan, Susan Alcorn, Amy Brandon, Aidan Baker, Eliza Kavtion, C. Diab, Markus Lake, Catherine Debard, Cloud Chamber, &c; and an 11-track CD with music from the aforementioned.

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van M Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Plan Kruutntoone joins forces with avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt for a conceptual narrative blurring improvised music, compositional and rock forms, with a narrative based around Zorro and Rosa, geography (and Spielberg) and Brodski, or in their terms: composed and deranged music and lyrics (and other words) on guitars, basses, drums and a piano.

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van M Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)[VINYL]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Plan Kruutntoone joins forces with avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt for a conceptual narrative blurring improvised music, compositional and rock forms, with a narrative based around Zorro and Rosa, geography (and Spielberg) and Brodski, or in their terms: composed and deranged music and lyrics (and other words) on guitars, basses, drums and a piano.

Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra: The Solar-Myth Approach (Vol. 1 & 2) [2 CDs] Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra:
The Solar-Myth Approach (Vol. 1 & 2) [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Originally issued on the BYG label as a 2 volume set, these albums present a variety of tracks from various undocumented sessions in New York and Philadelphia in the 1960s, with similar personnel in the makeup of the Arkestra during this time, here fully remastered and presented as a 2-CD set including a bonus track correcting an original mastering problem; essential Ra!

Wachsmann, Phil : Writing In Water Wachsmann, Phil :
Writing In Water

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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UK-based violinist Phillip Wachsmann, an essential player bringing contemporary approaches of indeterminacy, conceptualism and electroacoustics to the early community of improvisers and experimentalists, in a reissue of his 1984 Bead Records album, presenting his astute and sophisticated live solo performance for violin and electronics at the Actual Festival in July 1984, London.

Yoshihide, Otomo / Chris Pitsiokos: Live in Florence [CASSETTE] Yoshihide, Otomo / Chris Pitsiokos:
Live in Florence [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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"Live in Florence is set of seven improvs highlighting the give-and-take between Yoshihide and Pitsiokos, where the only rule is to not adhere to rules about music. It's not harmony or rhythm, it's primal pulse and vibrations. "One" is ...

Gelber Flieder: Olbaumgewachse Gelber Flieder:
Olbaumgewachse

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Gabriel, Julius: Geminga Gabriel, Julius:
Geminga

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Using the natural resonance of the chapel of Oficinas do Convento, in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, saxophonist Julius Gabriel recorded these ten diverse solo improvisations, performing on soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, applying unusual and extended techniques to his playing in a mixture of technical prowess and implicit wit & melodicism.

Suspensao: Sfumato Suspensao:
Sfumato

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Sfumato" by Suspensao Ensemble is a live recording from November 2019 during the CreativeFest XIII. Mix, master and graphic design belong to Carlos Santos, while production by Ernesto Rodrigues. As an album it is similar to "Rayon Blan...

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp: Dark Matrix Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp:
Dark Matrix

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Rodrigues / Torres / Mira: Setubal Rodrigues / Torres / Mira:
Setubal

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"...Setubal also projects a broad wave-like character, and evokes the ocean soon after it begins: The quiet opening sequence suggests static at first, then lapping waves, but what's most riveting on subsequent hearings is the emergence ...

Pau Nasim: Alusion Pau Nasim:
Alusion

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Faustino / Pinheiro / Carneiro: The Book of Spirals Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Faustino / Pinheiro / Carneiro:
The Book of Spirals

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Another recent release from European musicians, again featuring piano (appearance of the latter having skipped the previous entry), and before moving on to a handful of items from elsewhere, is The Book of Spirals from another quintet ...

Red List Ensemble: Scope Red List Ensemble:
Scope

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"This is music created in real time using extensive techniques, with the smallest details denoting an amazing capacity to create and raise tension (containment and organization) creating a universe of complex and unusual dynamics and or...

String Theory: Tin String Theory:
Tin

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Ernesto Rodrigues is apparently tireless, whether recording projects for his Creative Sources label, organizing a multitude of permutating large ensembles or presenting a broad spectrum of the Lisbon improvising community in groups of a...

Skrijelj / Rodrigues / Mira / Malmendier: lluvia Skrijelj / Rodrigues / Mira / Malmendier:
lluvia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"[... Even shorter, and actually involving Mira (i.e. like Setubal, with which it shares some wave-like predilections...) is then Lluvia, including Emilie Skrijelj (accordion) and Tom Malmendier (percussion) to form a quartet around Rod...

Sysoev / Gorlinsky / Muller: Universal Vitamin Sysoev / Gorlinsky / Muller:
Universal Vitamin

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Chemical Expansion League, The (Bohman / Lynch / Northover / Mengersen): Grappling with the Orange P Chemical Expansion League, The (Bohman / Lynch / Northover / Mengersen):
Grappling with the Orange Porpoise

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Adam Bohman, Sue Lynch and Adrian Northover, who work together in London as The Custodians Of The Realm, and Berlin double bassist Ulf Mengersen met in 2016 on the RARA Festival of Improvised Music in Sicily, where they all were perf...

Blonk's, Jaap Retirement Overdue (w/ Petruccelli / Stadhouders / Rosaly): New Start [2 CDs] Blonk's, Jaap Retirement Overdue (w/ Petruccelli / Stadhouders / Rosaly):
New Start [2 CDs]

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

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When I was about to turn 65, I thought: why not start a new band, and give it a name that asks for consistent challenge: Jaap Blonk's Retirement Overdue. I am very happy these wonderful younger musicians joined me. And since it is 20 ye...

Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou: Derviche Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou:
Derviche

(Ayler -- France )

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"The music of this duet of improvisers could be described as experimental rock, focusing on bareness as a research tool. A bass, drums, leitmotifs put into vibrations and repetitions until the triggering of an ecstatic point, not unlike...

Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love): She Knows... Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love):
She Knows...

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

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Named for a Don Cherry composition included on this album, the core trio of The Thing--Mats Gustafsson on reeds, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums--is joined by saxophonist and pocket trumpter Joe McPhee, recording classic free jazz and harmolodic pieces by Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer, Frank Lowe, & Joe McPhee.

Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs] Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry:
European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs]

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

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Essential radio and live recordings from saxophonist Albert Ayler's European tour in 1964 with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on double bass and Sunny Murray on drums, a quintessential grouping for Ayler's compositions, here in outstanding renditions of classic works including "Spirits", "Ghosts", "Vibrations", "Mothers", "Childrens", plus Don Cherry's "Infant Happiness".

Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak: Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3 <i>[Used Item]</i> Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak:
Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3 [Used Item]

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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The third volume in this Polish free improvising series, starting with the collaboration of violinist Patryk Zakrocki and guitarist Marcin Olak, varying the additional players as they explore chamber-oriented free improvisation, here with the impressive vocal improvisation of Anna Gadt and cellist Annemie Osborne, as they rip apart the calendar in 14 monthly machinations.



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