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Wintsch, Michael: Metapiano Wintsch, Michael:
Metapiano

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Keyboardist Michel Wintsch uses piano, prepared piano, synthesizer, and a variety of foot devices to create unique solo compositions, informed by his years working with artists like Franz Koglmann and Gerry Hemingway.

Wintsch, Michel : Roof Fool Wintsch, Michel :
Roof Fool

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Innovative and idiosyncratic Swiss pianist Michel Wintsch in a set of original compositions that combine ambient sound and intentionality, displaying great technical skills and a unique mind that embraces melody and the unexpected aspects of improvisation.

Wolff, Christian: Early Piano Pieces Wolff, Christian:
Early Piano Pieces

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Early works from avant-garde composer Christian Wolff, including pieces for prepared piano influenced by John Cage's ideas for the same instrument.

Wolff, Christian: Kompositionen 1950-1972 [2 CDs] Wolff, Christian:
Kompositionen 1950-1972 [2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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A portrait of Christian Wolff, documenting the composer's early activity through recordings made close to the time of their composition from artists including Cornelius Cardew, Frederic Rzewski, David Tudor, &c.

Wolpe, Stefan: Enactments Wolpe, Stefan:
Enactments

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Zinman, Eric & Laurence Cook: Double Action Zinman, Eric & Laurence Cook:
Double Action

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Part of Ayler's Guerilla Series, percussionist Laurence Cook and keyboardist Eric Zinman in an album of textural duos developed over a year while working with the Yamaha CP300 stage keyboard.

Zorn, John: What Thou Wilt Zorn, John:
What Thou Wilt

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Three compositional works from Zorn: 1999's violin concerto "Contes de Faes"; and two intense pieces of "Crowleana", a bizarre and expansive solo piano piece and a work for 3 cellists.

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields:
Akra Kampoj

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.

Perelman, Ivo / Karl Berger: Reverie Perelman, Ivo / Karl Berger:
Reverie

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Celebrating Ivo Perelman's 25th anniversary as a recording artist in a duo with legendary vibist Karl Berger (here on piano) for a special recording brimming with lyricism and a unique mix of virtuosity, wild abandon and romance.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Callas [2 CDs] Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Callas [2 CDs]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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A collection of performances by tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp, each piece named for characters from arias sung by Greek opera vocalist Maria Callas, 16 lyrical free improvisations as Perelman evokes Callas' distinctive voice.

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa : Um Em Um Monteiro, Alfredo Costa :
Um Em Um

(Monotype -- Poland )

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An unusual release from the accordion, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, placed microphones in a way to enhance the harmonics and all the particularities of every sound, layering slowly moving tones and their harmonic interaction, allowing unexpected details to emerge.

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette Bley / Koglmann / Peacock:
Annette

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.

Core, The: Party Core, The:
Party

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Norway's The Core quintet, great modern jazz in an updated look at 60's styles in the mode of Herbie Hancock, Dextor Gordon or Miles, the evolution of "the cool" in five superb compositions.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg: Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg:
Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa

(Auris Media -- Israel )

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Hello (Takahiro Kawaguchi / Shinjiro Yamaguchi): Hello <i>[Used Item]</i> Hello (Takahiro Kawaguchi / Shinjiro Yamaguchi):
Hello [Used Item]

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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The duo of Kawaguchi on tuning fork and Yamaguchi on guitar in a subliminal and resonant long composition that carries the listener through this long dream-like work.

Knowles, Alison / Shimada, Taketo  : Fluxsweet <i>[Used Item]</i> Knowles, Alison / Shimada, Taketo :
Fluxsweet [Used Item]

(Rossbin -- Italy )

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Prevost, Eddie / Wilkinson, Alan: So Are We, So Are We Prevost, Eddie / Wilkinson, Alan:
So Are We, So Are We

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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Ciciliani, Marko: Tullius Rooms Ciciliani, Marko:
Tullius Rooms

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Large scale composition for piano, electronics and ambient recordings by Marko Ciciliani with a diverse musical landscape of sounds performed by Ciciliani and Josh Dillon.

Davis, Kris: Massive Threads Davis, Kris:
Massive Threads

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

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NY pianist Kris Davis' second solo CD after her 2011 Clean Feed release expands on her repetoire by integrating modern compositional styles fused with improvisation, including one work overdubbing herself, plus a unique reading of Monk's "Evidence".

Dresser, Mark / Denman Maroney : Duologues Dresser, Mark / Denman Maroney :
Duologues

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Great duo set from bassist Dresser and "hyperpiano" (read: heavily prepared) player Maroney.

Fujii, Satoko / Tatsuya Yoshida: Toh-Kichi Fujii, Satoko / Tatsuya Yoshida:
Toh-Kichi

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Geisser, Heinz / Guerino Mazzola Duo: Folia / The Unam Concert Geisser, Heinz / Guerino Mazzola Duo:
Folia / The Unam Concert

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

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Jackson, Keefe / Hans-Peter Pfammatter Jackson, Keefe / Hans-Peter Pfammatter:

(Sonnenzimmer -- USA )

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Chicago saxophonist Keefe Jacksonand Swiss pianist Hans-Peter Pfammatter in a contemplative and expressive duo album demonstrating powerful technique and subtle restraint through nine improvisations.

Mazzola, Guerino / Joomi Park: Passionate Message Mazzola, Guerino / Joomi Park:
Passionate Message

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

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The idea for this CD was to set up a dialogue of two completely different styles - Joomi's contemporary music approach to composition and improvisation, versus Guerino's free jazz - creating a shared improvisation for two pianos.

McDonas, Thollem / Gino Robair: Trio Music Minus One (For Dennis Palmer) McDonas, Thollem / Gino Robair:
Trio Music Minus One (For Dennis Palmer)

(Setola Di Maiale -- Italy )

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Remembering Shaking Ray Levis' Dennis Palmer in a duo between percussionist Gino Robair and pianist Thollem McDonas on Rhodes and analog effects, a mind-bending display of technical brilliance and unexpected twists and turns, a fitting tribute to the late SRL keyboardist.

Plimley, Paul / John Oswald / Marilyn Crispell / Cecil Taylor: Complicite Plimley, Paul / John Oswald / Marilyn Crispell / Cecil Taylor:
Complicite

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

Price: $29.95    

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Shipp, Matthew: 4D Shipp, Matthew:
4D

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

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Thirsty Ear's Blue Series continues with Matthew Shipp's solo piano performance at Roulette, NYC, playing a mix of original compositions and standards from Ellington, Porter, &c.

Spring Heel Jack: Masses - The Blue Series Continuum Spring Heel Jack:
Masses - The Blue Series Continuum

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

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Stolyar, Roman and Alexey Lapin: Double Sonata Stolyar, Roman and Alexey Lapin:
Double Sonata

(United One -- Russia )

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Two Sonatas and an Equinox from pianists Roman Stolyar and Alexey Lapin, recording at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, St. Petersburg, Russia in 2008; complex and sophisticated keyboard interplay from two superb players.

Taylor, Cecil / Bill Dixon / Tony Oxley: Taylor, Cecil / Bill Dixon / Tony Oxley Taylor, Cecil / Bill Dixon / Tony Oxley:
Taylor, Cecil / Bill Dixon / Tony Oxley

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Iyer, Vijay / Mike Ladd: in What Language? Iyer, Vijay / Mike Ladd:
in What Language?

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Sikorski, Tomasz / Julius Eastman: Unchained Sikorski, Tomasz / Julius Eastman:
Unchained

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Tomasz Sikorski (1939-1988) was a minimalist composer and pianist based in Warsaw; "Unchained" presents four works performed by pianists Emilia Sitarz, Bartek Wasik, Joanna Duda, and Mischa Kozlowski.

Bergmann, Hubert: Quietas Miniatures <i>[Used Item]</i> Bergmann, Hubert:
Quietas Miniatures [Used Item]

(Mudoks Records -- Germany )

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"Miniatures. Recorded as early as 1990, but currently playing (?) Hung up, he shows his introspective side. He leaves with a steady hand and a permeable sense of life, from which one could never learn to dive and rise in the past displa...

Bergmann, Hubert: Reminiszenzen <i>[Used Item]</i> Bergmann, Hubert:
Reminiszenzen [Used Item]

(Mudoks Records -- Germany )

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"Hubert Bergmann is still too little known in regard to his improvisational lucidity and conscientious tackling of past issues of jazz pianism. Reminiszenzen, released in 2010, lasts 75 minutes; usually I consider this duration excessiv...

Rose, Simon / Stefan Schultze: The Ten Thousand Things Rose, Simon / Stefan Schultze:
The Ten Thousand Things

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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Free improvising saxophonist Simon Rose, on baritone and alto sax, meets composer/arranger Stefan Schultze on prepared piano for 11 exploratory works based around Schultze's "modules"--bits and pieces attached inside the piano--creating unusual platforms for free improvisation.

Oberg, Uwe : Work Oberg, Uwe :
Work

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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German pianist Uwe Oberg (Lacy Pool, Uwe Oberg Quartet, Kooperative New Jazz) in a solo album performing works of Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk and his own original work, applying a diverse set of approaches rooted in jazz tradition.

Sanna, Claudio : Ammentos Sanna, Claudio :
Ammentos

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Sardinian pianist Claudio Sanna, versed equally in the classical, jazz, and electroacoustic traditions, in his debut recording of 8 original compositions blending composition and improvisation, revealing an enthusiastic and curious approach to music.

Taylor, Cecil : Garden, 2nd Set Taylor, Cecil :
Garden, 2nd Set

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The second set of Cecil Taylor's superb live set at Grosser Saal Volkshaus, in Basel, Switzerland in 1981, performing solo over five improvisations, presented for the first time in the original concert sequence.

Wheeler, Kenny / John Taylor: On The Way To Two Wheeler, Kenny / John Taylor:
On The Way To Two

(CamJazz -- USA )

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A tribute to the passing of both trumpet and flugelhorn Kenny Wheeler and long-time collaborator, pianist John Taylor, in a subtle conversation of two partners with superb skill and taste "suggesting, agreeing, mildly disagreeing, but never at cross purposes".

Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim: Entertainment = Control Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim:
Entertainment = Control

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Acoustic hallucinations for violin and piano from the duo of violinist Erkki Veltheim and pianist Anthony Pateras, exploring spectral techniques throughout extended temporal structures to generate unrelenting harmonic waves that create a singular psycho-harmonic texture.

Lenoci, Gianni / Gianni Mimmo: Reciprocal Uncles Lenoci, Gianni / Gianni Mimmo:
Reciprocal Uncles

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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The Italian duo of pianist Gianni Lenoci and soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo using extended and unusual techniques through eight improvisations mixing melody, timbre and tone.

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa : Um Em Um <i>[Used Item]</i> Monteiro, Alfredo Costa :
Um Em Um [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )

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An unusual release from the accordion, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, placed microphones in a way to enhance the harmonics and all the particularities of every sound, layering slowly moving tones and their harmonic interaction, allowing unexpected details to emerge.

Shipp, Matthew: Greatest Hits Shipp, Matthew:
Greatest Hits

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

Price: $11.55    

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A collection of 11 great songs by NY avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, chosen from 10 different albums recorded between 2000 and 2012, outstanding tracks culled from more than a decade of innovative work.

Carrothers, Bill: Family Life Carrothers, Bill:
Family Life

(Pirouet -- Germany )

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Dedicated to his family and filled with photos, pianist Bill Carrother's solo album draws from his personal life in delicate and tender music, a lovely and reflective album from a virtuoso player.

Horvey, Amy: Interview Horvey, Amy:
Interview

(Malasartes -- Canada )

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A collection of narrative and experimental sound worlds for solo trumpet, born out of improvisation and organized through thoughtful collaborations with composers from Canada to Argentina.

Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq: Out of Nowhere Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq:
Out of Nowhere

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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An engaging encounter between bassist Leandre and pianist Sirjacq, delicate yet intense interaction from two sophisticated & listening players from different generations.

Ravenstine, Allen: The Pharaoh's Bee Ravenstine, Allen:
The Pharaoh's Bee

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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The original Pere Ubu keyboardist Allen Ravenstine in a limited edition release of analog electronics, an extraordinary album of rich sound taking unexpected twists and turns while showing the power of the EML synthesizer, coupled with a theremin.

Gumpert Quartette, Ulrich: Quartette Gumpert Quartette, Ulrich:
Quartette

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $18.95    

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Wheeler, Kenny / John Taylor: On The Way To Two <i>[Used Item]</i> Wheeler, Kenny / John Taylor:
On The Way To Two [Used Item]

(CamJazz -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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A tribute to the passing of both trumpet and flugelhorn Kenny Wheeler and long-time collaborator, pianist John Taylor, in a subtle conversation of two partners with superb skill and taste "suggesting, agreeing, mildly disagreeing, but never at cross purposes".

Cage, John: One9 Cage, John:
One9

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Edwin Alexander Buchholz performs this beautiful work by John Cage on accordion, originally written for the Japanese sho, where sounds are single tones and chords, up to six part harmonies, or as Cage wrote, "sounds brushed into existence as in oriental calligraphy".

Dijkstra, Jorrit: Never Odd Or Even Dijkstra, Jorrit:
Never Odd Or Even

(Driff Records -- USA )

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15 wonderfully creative works from Boston-area saxophonist Jorrit Dijkstra, also on lyricon, analog synth and effects pedals, creating a one-man-band of unconventional sonic textures layered live, over which he improvises in fun and profound ways.

Davis, Anthony  / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah: Past Piano Present | Live at Western F Davis, Anthony / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah:
Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015 [VINYL LP with DOWNLOAD]

(Western Front New Music -- Canada )

Price: $19.95    

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Four innovative and creative pianists performing solo at the Western Front between 1985 and 2015--Anthony Davis, Paul Plimley, Al Neil, John Kameel Farah--compiled on this extraordinary LP, the 2nd essential archive from one of Canada's most important performance spaces.

Johnson, Tom: Counting Keys Johnson, Tom:
Counting Keys

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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John McAlpine performs composer Tom Johnson's beautiful piano cycle "Counting Keys", using mathematical progressions to create the structure of its 5 movements; plus 8 parts from his "Organ and Silence for Piano"; and two other compositions using mathematical processes.

Johnson, Tom / Samuel Vriezen : The Chord Catalogue. Within Fourths/Within Fifths Johnson, Tom / Samuel Vriezen :
The Chord Catalogue. Within Fourths/Within Fifths

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Pianist Samuel Vriezen performs Tom Johnson's work presenting what Johnson describes as a natural phenomenon within a musical scale: progressions in 1 to 5 voices of all possible combinations of notes with each voice being limited to 3 steps, a perfect 4th or a perfect 5th.

Cady, Jason: Happiness Is The Problem Cady, Jason:
Happiness Is The Problem

(Lock Step Records -- USA )

Price: $6.00    

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A thoroughly modern and bizarre two-act opera about three struggling roommates in Brooklyn performed with Jason Cady, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, Jessica Pavone, Tim Dahl, Ben Holmes, Katie Young, &c.

Hubweber / Schubert / Schlippenbach / Thomas / Wllers: Intricacies [2 CDs] Hubweber / Schubert / Schlippenbach / Thomas / Wllers:
Intricacies [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $20.76    

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Performing live at B-Flat, in Berlin, Germany in 2014, this album aptly names the intricate interactions and dialog from this sophisticated and seasoned quartet, performing extended collective compositions that showcases each player while emphasizing their group dynamic.

Scarcity Of Tanks: Vulgar Defender Scarcity Of Tanks:
Vulgar Defender

(Total Life Society Records -- USA )

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New York/Ohio skronkers Scarcity of Tanks with Jim Sauter of Borbetomagus plus Kid Millions in a hard free rock free improv blast.

Leandre, Joelle / Pascal Contet: 3 <i>[Used Item]</i> Leandre, Joelle / Pascal Contet:
3 [Used Item]

(Ayler -- France )

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Since 1994 the duo of bassist Joelle Leandre and accordionist Pascal Contet have performed their "comprovised" chamber music together to critical acclaim, heard here in a live concert in Carre Bleu in Poitiers, 2012.

Shipp, Matthew: Duos with Mat Maneri & Joe Morris Shipp, Matthew:
Duos with Mat Maneri & Joe Morris

(hatOLOGY -- Switzerland )

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A compilation of two previous Matthew Shipp duo CD: "Thesis" with guitarist Joe Morris in 1997, and "Gravitational Systems" with violinist Mat Maneri in 2000.



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Taylor, Cecil : Garden, 2nd Set

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Davis, Anthony / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah: Past Piano Present | Live at Western F

Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt: The Earth And The Sky [3 CDs]

Frey, Jurg: Circles and Landscapes - works for solo piano played by Philip Thomas

Cage, John: Sonatas & Interludes (1946 - 1948)

Mitchell, Matt plays Tim Berne: Forage

Fox, Chistopher: Works For Piano, Philip Thomas piano

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Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Mantra (performed by Mark Knoop, Roderick Chadwick and Newton Armstrong)

Schmickler, Marcus / John Tilbury: Timekeepers

Oberg, Uwe : Work

Feldman, Morton : Patterns In A Chromatic Field [2 CDs]

Fujii, Satoko : Invisible Hand [2 CDs]

Shipp, Matthew: Duos with Mat Maneri & Joe Morris

Wolff, Christian: Early Piano Pieces

Shipp, Matthew Trio: Root Of Things

Sikorski, Tomasz / Julius Eastman: Unchained

Astral Colonels (Anthony Pateras / Valerio Tricoli): Good Times in the End Times