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London & UK improvisation and related


 
Holy Quintet, The (Change / Drouin / Lash / Lazardiou / Ryan): Borough Holy Quintet, The (Change / Drouin / Lash / Lazardiou / Ryan):
Borough

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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The meeting of Johnny Chang (viola), Jamie Drouin (suitcase modular synth), Dominic Lash (double bass), Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga(zither, and David Ryan (bass clarinet) recording at Bourough welsh Congregational Chapel, in London in 2013, recorded by Another Timbre label leader Simon Reynell, for a unique merging of disparate approaches to ea-improv.

Corringham, Viv / Lawrence Casserley: Anemoi Corringham, Viv / Lawrence Casserley:
Anemoi

(FMR -- UK )

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Lawrence Casserley is a pioneer of real time electroacoustic music, since the 60s working with other artists and developing his Signal Processing Instrument, using physical gestures to process and morph sounds; here he works with British vocalist and Deep Listening teacher Viv Corringham in an other-worldly collaboration of voice and electonics.

Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders: Live in London Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders:
Live in London

(FMR -- UK )

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Two extended examples of free improvisation from UK stalwarts, tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall, bassist John Edwards, and drummer Mark Sanders, joined by New York pianist Matthew Shipp, all captured live at Cafe Oto in 2010; set one is an unflagging example of energetic collective improv, set two more introspective yet vital and demanding; a superb concert!

Kontakte Trio (Trevor Taylor / Ian Brighton / Steve Beresford): Kontakte Trio Kontakte Trio (Trevor Taylor / Ian Brighton / Steve Beresford):
Kontakte Trio

(FMR -- UK )

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An important and well-matched trio of electroacoustic improvisers, and a welcome addition to guitarist Ian Brighton's return to active music life, with Steve Beresford on piano, prepared piano and electronics, and Trevor Taylor (Circuit) on percussion and electronics, six unhurried improvisations of intricate interplay and interchange themed on physics.

Feldman, Morton : Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello Feldman, Morton :
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Morton Feldman's final composition, originally premiered in 1987, here performed by pianist Mark Knoop, violinist Aisha Orazbayeva, violist Bridget Carey, and cellist Anton Lukoszevieze, recording a year after their successful performance at London's Cafe Oto, maintaining focus and concentration on this large, unhurried work of micro-variations.

Watts / Weston / Sanders / Edwards: Hear Now: A Film by Mark French [DVD] <i>[Used Item]</i> Watts / Weston / Sanders / Edwards:
Hear Now: A Film by Mark French [DVD] [Used Item]

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Mark French filmed two concerts in Lewes and at the Hasting Jazz Club of the quartet of saxophonist Trevor Watts, pianist Veryan Weston, drummer Mark Sanders, and bassist John Edwards, plust Trevor Watts' Moire Music Drum Orchestra.

Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Last Dream Of The Morning Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
Last Dream Of The Morning

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A studio album between three UK master improvisers -- John Butcher on sax, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on drums -- the trio pushing the envelope in technique and dialog in nearly telepathic playing that transports the listener into their environment, as the music builds and releases in effortless ways that are stunning and exulant; highly recommended.

Van Hove, Fred / Roger Turner: The Corner Van Hove, Fred / Roger Turner:
The Corner

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Pioneering improvising pianist Fred Van Hove at UK's Cafe OTO for the first time, captured in a duo with UK drummer/percussionist Roger Turner, their first recording together, for a night of exceptional improvised interplay, sophisticated and complex playing that is constantly buoyant and charming, an enthralling conversation between two veteran players.

Butcher, John: Resonant Spaces [VINYL] Butcher, John:
Resonant Spaces [VINYL]

(Blume -- Italy )

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Extreme acoustic space recordings from saxophonist John Butcher, part of Arika's Resonant Spaces event, with performances from resonant and remote corners of Scotland.

Thomas, Pat: The Elephant Clock of Al Jazari [VINYL] Thomas, Pat:
The Elephant Clock of Al Jazari [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Inspired by the automatic water clock invented by Iraq inventor, engineer, and father of robotics, Badi' al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari built in the 12th century, pianist Pat Thomas recorded these four exceptional improvisations of powerful solo piano with an unusual and inventive twist live at London's Cafe Oto in 2015.

Deep Tide Quartet (Archer / Macari / Cole / Shaw): See One, Do One, Teach One Deep Tide Quartet (Archer / Macari / Cole / Shaw):
See One, Do One, Teach One

(Discus -- UK )

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Originally a studio project, The UK Deep Tide Trio of Martin Archer on sax, Kim Macari on trumpet, Laura Cole on piano and Walt Shaw on percussion & live electronics evolved into a performing organization based on the strength of their open-ended approach to free jazz and improvisation, heard here balancing melody and structure in well-paced and thoughtful improv.

Orfeo 5 (Blezard / Bourne / Jafrate with Prince / Oliver / Kane): In The Green Castle Orfeo 5 (Blezard / Bourne / Jafrate with Prince / Oliver / Kane):
In The Green Castle

(Discus -- UK )

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Orfeo 5 are Shaun Blezard on electronics, Keith Jafrate on saxophone, Matt Bourne on keyboards & cello, Tamlin Cook on guitar, Mary Oliver presenting spoken word, and Simon Prince on saxophone & flutes, blending jazz, improv, folk, dub, sound art and electronica to create evolving, improvised narrative music that create a sense of place and journey.

Wolfarth, Christian / Jason Kahn: Percussion / Voice Wolfarth, Christian / Jason Kahn:
Percussion / Voice

(Confront -- UK )

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An absorbing album of percussion and voice from the working duo of Christian Wolfarth on drums and percussion, and Jason Kahn on voice, for two extended improvisations of cathartic vocal expression and assertive rhythmic and reflective percussive accompaniment, balancing eccentric and mesmerizing sound in gripping and compelling ways.

Seen, The: Archive: Volumes I - V (2005 - 2009)  [5-CD BOX SET] Seen, The:
Archive: Volumes I - V (2005 - 2009) [5-CD BOX SET]

(Confront -- UK )

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Since 2005 bassist and percussionist Mark Wastell has been organizing concerts of ever-changing groups of improvising musicians under the collective name The Seen, using predominantly improvised material with occasional instructions or themes, here presented in 5 CDs, each a complete concert recorded at venues including Cafe Oto, Red Rose Theatre, &c.

Graewe, Georg / Mark Sanders: Affretando Graewe, Georg / Mark Sanders:
Affretando

(Confront -- UK )

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Working together since 1995 as a duo, and in The George Graewe Quintet, the Frisque Concordance Quartet, and in groupings with Evan Parker, Gail Brand, Paul Dunmall, and John Edwards, heard here at the essence of their collaboration, captured live at the 21st Jazz Cerkno Festival in Sloveniain, 2016, for a sophisticated and intricate dialog of lyrical free improvisation.

Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn: Ljubljana [VINYL] Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn:
Ljubljana [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Celebrating the 400th release of Clean Feed Records, Swedish free jazz phenomenon, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson meets with NY jazz pianist Craig Taborn for an unlikely yet highly satisfying encounter that pushes each improviser into unfamiliar, edge-of-their seats, territory.

Wolff, Christian / Eddie Prevost: Uncertain Outcomes [2 CDs] Wolff, Christian / Eddie Prevost:
Uncertain Outcomes [2 CDs]

(Matchless -- UK )

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Two concerts of experimental improvisation from two giants of conceptual improvisation and composition, recorded at IKLECTIK in London in 2015 and at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire in 2016; with superb pacing and brilliant execution, these dialogs between keyboard and percussive instruments explore unique sound worlds with depth, inquisitiveness, and a sense of wonder.

Bailey, Derek / Mick Beck  / Paul Hession: Meanwhile, Back In Sheffield... Bailey, Derek / Mick Beck / Paul Hession:
Meanwhile, Back In Sheffield...

(Discus -- Great Britain )

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Free improvising guitar legend Derek Bailey was invited to perform in his home town of Sheffield, England in 2004 with the trio of Mick Beck on tenor sax, bassoon, and whistles, and Paul Hession on drums, Bailey's first visit in many years, and a joyful occasion as the collective group explores a wide range of approaches to creating instant compositions.

Suzuki, Akio / John Butcher: Immediate Landscapes Suzuki, Akio / John Butcher:
Immediate Landscapes

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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At the same event in Scotland that John Butcher recorded his excellent "Resonant Spaces" album, he also joined forces with sound artist Akio Suzuki on a variety of objects and sound devices to record the first 5 tracks of this unusual album of very free improv, the last track by the duo recording at the 2015 Ftarri Festival at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo.

Butcher, John : Nigemizu Butcher, John :
Nigemizu

(Uchimizu Records -- Japan )

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UK free improvising saxophonist John Butcher continues to push the boundaries in solo explorations of amazing technique and concept on his horn, using the natural resonance of his settings to enhance his wealth of ideas; here he's captured live at Shimanouchi Church, in Osaka, Japan and at Hall Egg Farm, in Fukaya, Japan in 2013 during a Japanese tour.

Crux Trio (Hanslip / Somervell / Gauden): BELieVE Crux Trio (Hanslip / Somervell / Gauden):
BELieVE

(FMR -- UK )

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A wonderfully balanced example of melodic free improvisation from the UK trio of Mark Hanslip on tenor saxophone, Colin Somervell on bass, and Ed Gauden on drums, frequent collaborators with an interest in both lyrical and free/collective improvisation, with an approach that uses technique and conceptual approaches in accessible and embraceable ways.

Frith, Fred / Hans Koch: You Are Here Frith, Fred / Hans Koch:
You Are Here

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Two commanding players from the UK & European improv scene who have consistently pushed the envelope in free improvisation--electric & prepared guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist/bass clarinetist Hans Koch--present an album of assertive interactions, merging alien environments with amazing technical playing and inexplicable approaches to sound - superb!

Leandre / Minton: Leandre / Minton Leandre / Minton:
Leandre / Minton

(Fou Records -- France )

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Phil Minton started as a trumpeter and became one of free improv's most outside vocalists; Joelle Leandre is a double bassist who also performs free vocal improv; this is their first recorded collaboration, and it's an unusual and wonderful album of heavy tone improvisation, plucked and bowed, and a masterfully odd free association of vocalisation.

Frith, Fred / Barry Guy: Backscatter Bright Blue Frith, Fred / Barry Guy:
Backscatter Bright Blue

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Both bassist Barry Guy and guitarist Fred Frith are key artists of Switzerland's Intakt label catalog, but surprisingly the two have never shared a stage together; Intakt had a feeling about their pairing and brought them into the studio, this superb duo album being the result in 10 brilliant tracks intertwining acoustic double bass and electric guitar.

Anker, Lotte / Fred Frith: Edge Of The Light Anker, Lotte / Fred Frith:
Edge Of The Light

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An intimate dialog between frequent collaborators, UK guitarist Fred Frith and Copenhagen saxophonist Lotte Anker, both players listening carefully as they interact in a fragile dialog of profound technique and inventive approach, using texture and nuance to create unusual and captivating interchanges that demonstrate how compatible these two very different instruments can be.

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori: Miller's Tale Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori:
Miller's Tale

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Collective improvisation from a quartet of masters -- NY based Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Mark Feldman on violin, Ikue Mori on electronics, and London improviser Evan Parker on soprano and tenor sax -- for four pieces as a quartet and five duos of varying configurations, folding back the structure of the band through more intimate conversations; simply excellent.

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens): Warsaw Concert Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):
Warsaw Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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After 44 years, the UK/European free improvising trio of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach with saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer Paul Lovens, present this, their 20th album, an incredible extended performance plus a brief coda recorded during the Ad Libitum Festival at the Polish broadcasting, a testament to masterful skill and the endurance of free jazz.

Weber, Katharina / Fred Frith / Fredy Studer: It Rolls Weber, Katharina / Fred Frith / Fredy Studer:
It Rolls

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Blending a sense of chamber music into free improvisation that references jazz, the trio of pianist Katharnia Weber, guitarist Fred Frith and drummer Fredy Studer merge the most outrageous of techniques into a comprehensible whole, engaging the listener in surprising twists and turns that are sophisticated, extraordinary, and wonderfully unpredictable.

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens): Features Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):
Features

(Intakt -- Austria )

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The long-standing Schlippenbach Trio with Evan Parker on saxophone and Paul Lovens on drums presents 15 concise "Features", improvisations of great depth and diversity, from the beautifully stark solo piano that opens the album to intense collective interactions, avoiding excess in deference to the profound expression of an inspiring group chemistry.

MacDonald, Raymond / Graeme Wilson: Cast of Thousands MacDonald, Raymond / Graeme Wilson:
Cast of Thousands

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Chrysakis, Thanos / Kurt Liedwart / Nuno Torres / Ernesto Rodrigues : Skiagraphia Chrysakis, Thanos / Kurt Liedwart / Nuno Torres / Ernesto Rodrigues :
Skiagraphia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Three label leaders come together for an album of free electroacoustic improvisation--Thanos Chrysakis (Aural Terrains); Kurt Liedwart (Microton); Ernesto Rodrigues (Creative Sources), with Nuno Torres on sax--for an extended dialog built of exotic and microscopic sound, string abberations, and reed abnormalities; exceptional.

Noble, Steve / Yoni Silver: Home Noble, Steve / Yoni Silver:
Home

(Aural Terrains -- E.U. )

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The two-headed snake on the cover of this album aptly describes the sublimely sinuous and dark interplay between London free jazz drummer Steve Noble and bass clarinetist Yoni Silver, their 4-part improvisation taking on sinister elements of exceptional cymbal techniques, unusual drum tones, and extended lower register tones and high harmonics; excellent.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: The Word For it Now Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra:
The Word For it Now

(FMR -- UK )

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Recordings from the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra Festival in Scotland recorded in 2013 & 2015, the 20+ piece orchestra blending acoustic, electronic and vocal instruments into incredibly diverse and rich compositions, here presenting "A Peculiar Slumber" I & II, and the impressive and large work "A Bit in the Air", both exploring words and loss of control.

Tomlinson, Alan Trio ( w/ Dave Tucker / Phillip Marks): Out And Out Tomlinson, Alan Trio ( w/ Dave Tucker / Phillip Marks):
Out And Out

(FMR -- UK )

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London Jazz Composers Orchestra trombonist Alan Tomlinson, performing on tenor and alto trombone, with his trio of Dave Tucker on guitar and Phillip Marks on percussion, are caught live in Birmingham, Lancaster, London, and during the Harwich Festival, from 2009-16, demonstrating the strong rapport and exciting dialog these players have developed over years performing together.

Urpeth, Peter / Olie Brice / Terry Day / Ntshuks Bonga): Wraith Island (Live At Cafe Oto) Urpeth, Peter / Olie Brice / Terry Day / Ntshuks Bonga):
Wraith Island (Live At Cafe Oto)

(FMR -- UK )

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Actually four quartet improvisations and two duets, London creative improvisers Peter Urpeth on piano, Olie Brice on bass, Terry Day on drums and Ntshuks Bonga on saxophone took to Cafe Oto in January, 2017, to record this excellent album of collective free improvisation drawing on decades of experience in an absorbing and engaging concert.

Remote Viewers, The : Last Man In Europe Remote Viewers, The :
Last Man In Europe

(Remote Viewers -- UK )

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The saxophone-heavy UK improvising band Remote Viewers returns to a trio format, with founders David Petts on tenor sax and Adrian Northover on soprano sax, plus John Edwards on double bass, as the stripped-down band employs signature harmonic territory and compositional approaches, making this a distinctively concentrated and welcome Remote Viewers album.

Parker, Evan / Sainkho Namtchylak: Mars Song Parker, Evan / Sainkho Namtchylak:
Mars Song

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Intense meeting of saxophone legend Parker and the remarkable Tuvan improvising vocalist Namtchylak performing live at Music Gallery in Toronto, 1996.

Weston, Veryan / Edwards, John / Sanders, Mark: Gateway to Vienna [2 CDs] Weston, Veryan / Edwards, John / Sanders, Mark:
Gateway to Vienna [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Karyobin (1968) [2017 REISSUE] Spontaneous Music Ensemble:
Karyobin (1968) [2017 REISSUE]

(Emanem -- Spain )

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The 2nd SME record to be issued, a 1968 classic of free improvisation as the quintet of John Stevens, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Dave Holland, and Kenny Wheeler, the 1st SME to feature their new organisational method, here remastered with far superior sound and balance than previous issues, with new notes by Evan Parker, Dave Holland and Martin Davidson plus session photos.

Khan, George: Ah! (1968-2005) [2 CDs] Khan, George:
Ah! (1968-2005) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Spain )

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An essential retrospective of UK saxophonist and flutist George Khan's long career featuring 4 concerts: a 1980 duo with People Band percussionist Terry Day; a 1968 quintet with Peter Lemer (piano), Albert Kovitz (clarinet), Frank Flowers (double bass) and Terry Day; in 1975 with Terry Day and bassist Charlie Hart; and solo in London around 2005 at Mopomoso.

frostlake: White Moon, Black Moon <i>[Used Item]</i> frostlake:
White Moon, Black Moon [Used Item]

(Discus -- Great Britain )

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The debut album for frostlake, female songstress and instrumentalist, in a collection of songs with an eerie strangeness and English ethereal quality, with haunting melodies, layered vocals and unusual sounds in a band including Martin Archer on clarinet, Mick Somerset on winds, Nigel Manning on flute, and Steve Dinsdale on drums.

Wall, John / Mark Durgan: Contrapt Wall, John / Mark Durgan:
Contrapt

(Harbinger Sound -- UK )

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After their 2012 album "139", the duo of UK electroacoustic experimenters John Wall and Mark Durgan return for a second album of unusual sound composed from improvisations between the two recorded in Wall's Utterpsalm Studio in London between 2012-15, restructuring their recordings into fascinating ecosystems of sound.

Metcalfe, Neil / Daniel Thompson: Eight Improvisations Metcalfe, Neil / Daniel Thompson:
Eight Improvisations

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Eight free improvisations recorded in the studio from London improvisers, guitarist Daniel Thompson and flautist Neil Metcalf, recorded and presented in the order played to maintain the familiar dialog and sense of adventure between two frequent collaborators.

Duthoit, Isabelle / Alexander Frangenheim / Roger Turner : Kochuu Duthoit, Isabelle / Alexander Frangenheim / Roger Turner :
Kochuu

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Back in July, I mentioned Skulking in the Big House from a quartet led by Alexander Frangenheim, and Frangenheim continues to release albums on Creative Sources, including more recently Kochuu, featuring French vocalist Isabelle Duthoit...



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