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London & UK improvisation and related


 
McGovern, Neil / Paul Dunmall: Intervention McGovern, Neil / Paul Dunmall:
Intervention

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Classical saxophonist Neil McGovern joins improvising legend Paul Dunmall to perform music based on Dunmall's book "60 Studies for Saxophone", with Matt London lending a 3rd voice for one track.

Prevost / Allum / Kanngiesser / Kasyansky / Lazaridou / Yoshikawa: Workshop Concert at Cafe Oto Prevost / Allum / Kanngiesser / Kasyansky / Lazaridou / Yoshikawa:
Workshop Concert at Cafe Oto

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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AMM percussionist Eddie Prevost has presented weekly Workshop Concerts since 1999, here recording live at London's Cafe Oto in May, 2012 with a sextet of acoustic and electronic performers on violin, cello, theremin, zither, electronics, and percussion.

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.

Gauden / Hanslip: And How The Who Can Think the What... <i>[Used Item]</i> Gauden / Hanslip:
And How The Who Can Think the What... [Used Item]

(FMR -- UK )

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UK Tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip and drummer Ed Gauden in their 3rd record together, here stripped down to a duo, inspired by a planned trio concert where the pianist was unable to perform; the resulting show worked so well that the two decided to take it to the studio, this album the result of impressive avant interchanges in 8 succinct tracks.

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.

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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"This new release is the pinnacle of the collaboration between celebrated musicians Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldmann, Ikue Mori, and Evan Parker. The fully improvised tracks on this album were recorded in September of 2015. The track s...

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

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"The recordings on this release were made on October 16, 2015 in Warsaw, and are a great all-around representation of the Schlippenbach Trio as they stand currently. The 'free' improvisations develop material which has crystallised over...

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

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"A new "piano icon" - this is how Fred Frith describes Katharina Weber.For almost thirty years now the classically trained pianist and composer has moved within the world of new music and Improvisation.Energy and silence - being focused...

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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"When it comes to using electronics in improvisation (or as part of a compositional basis for improvising, a la Braxton's Diamond Curtain Wall Music), I've basically taken the attitude that if the result is engaging, I'll engage with it...

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.

 


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Turner, Roger / Satoh Masahiko / Otomo Yoshihide: Live at Hall Egg Farm

Oliveros, Pauline / Roscoe Mitchell / John Tilbury / Wadada Leo Smith: Nessuno

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp: Tangle

Hawkins, Alexander / Evan Parker: Leaps in Leicester

Schlippenbach / Parker / Edwards / Prevost: 3 Nights at Cafe Oto

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette

Guy, Barry / Eddie Prevost / Evan Parker / Keith Rowe: Supersession [REMASTERED, REPACKAGED, ADDITIO

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

Parker, Evan / Mark Nauseef / Toma Gouband : As The Wind

Smith, Linda Catlin : Dirt Road

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Dunmall / Noble / Edwards / Sanders: Chords Of Connections

Parker, Evan / John Russel / Ian Brighton / Phillip Wachsmann / Marcio Mattos / Trevor Taylor: Reuni

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