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Frey, Jurg : Grizzana and other pieces 2009-2014 [2 CDs] Frey, Jurg :
Grizzana and other pieces 2009-2014 [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The Ensemble Grizzana (Ryoko Akama, Mira Benjamin, Richard Craig, Emma Richards, Philip Thomas and Seth Woods) performs a series of delicate and beautiful chamber pieces by Swiss composer and clarinetist Jurg Frey, who also performs on clarinet.

Granberg, Magnus : How Deep is the Ocean, How High is the Sky? Granberg, Magnus :
How Deep is the Ocean, How High is the Sky?

(Another Timbre -- 2 )

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Swedish composer Magnus Granberg (Skogen) places baroque instruments alongside prepared piano, objects and electronics in an exquisite 60-minute piece performed with an excellent set of performers including Cyril Bondi, d'incise, Eric Ruffing, Christoph Schiller, &c.

Saunders, James : Assigned #15 Saunders, James :
Assigned #15

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Leading contemporary music ensemble Apartment House perform a new piece developing out of James Saunders's long-term modular project '#unassigned'; the new piece, "assigned #15" creates a mesmeric, dense, jungle-like soundworld across its 45 minutes duration.

Coleman, Anthony: You Coleman, Anthony:
You

(New World Records -- USA )

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Downtown NY pianist Anthony Coleman in a composed work for a large ensemble culled from NY players including Doug Wieselman, Michael Attias, Jennifer Choi, John Popham, Christopher Hoffman, Gareth Flowers, in a program of six works including two multi-part solo piano pieces.

Dreyblatt, Arnold: Second Selection [VINYL 2 LPs] Dreyblatt, Arnold:
Second Selection [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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A major collection of archival recordings by seminal minimalist composer, performer, instrument builder and visual artist Arnold Dreyblatt, presenting eleven pieces selected by Oren Ambarchi from Dreyblatt's extensive archive of previously unreleased recordings.

Zeitkratzer: Column One: Entropium [Vinyl] Zeitkratzer:
Column One: Entropium [Vinyl]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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Reinhold Friedl leads Zeitkratzer through five compositions transcribed from works of the Berlin based Dada and Surrealist inspired electroacoustic / industrial collective Column One, recorded live in performance at Berghain during MaerzMusik 2012.

Eckardt, Jason: Subject Eckardt, Jason:
Subject

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Composer Jason Eckardt presents "Subject", a work that confronts "enhanced interrogation" techniques using sound and light, plus other works including a 6 part piece about glossolalia ("Tongues"), performed by JACK, ICE, and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Sokolowska, Joanna Halszka: Msza Sokolowska, Joanna Halszka:
Msza

(Bolt -- Poland )

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A chamber opera by Joanna Halszka Sokolowska at Opera// REMIX at Komuna// Warszawa, using sung and spoken voice, piano, and a variety of tonal instruments to present an intriguing set of variations informed by numerological methods, scientific statistics, &c..

Masecki, Marcin : Variations Masecki, Marcin :
Variations

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Composer & pianist Marcin Masecki wrote this work, inspired by Frederic Rzewski and presenting variations on the Chilean song "El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido" (The town united will never be defeated) and invited pianist Piotr Nowicki to perform it for this recording.

L'Ensemble Volta: Les Nuages de Magellan L'Ensemble Volta:
Les Nuages de Magellan

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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ReR's 3rd collection featuring the ondes Martenot, an early electronic musical instrument invented in 1928 by cellist Maurice Martenot; this volume, performed by the 4 piece L'Ensemble Volta + Antoine Alerinie is dedicated to Spectralist composer Tristan Murail.

Friedl, Reinhold: Golden Quinces, Earthed For Spatialised Neo-Bechstein Friedl, Reinhold:
Golden Quinces, Earthed For Spatialised Neo-Bechstein

(Bocian -- Poland )

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Reinhold Friedl performs on one of the last remaining of 150 Neo-Bechstein amplified Grand Pianos, using unusual recording techniques to find unexpected sonic aspects to the instrument, producing a dark ambient and industrial work of great intensity.

Ferreyra, Beatriz: GRM Works [VINYL] Ferreyra, Beatriz:
GRM Works [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- UK )

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Electronic composer Beatriz Ferreyra was a pioneer alongside Pierre Schaeffer, developing the famous Music Theory of the Sounding Object in the 50s, and continued to compose with Bernard Baschet and his Structures Sonores, holding residencies at Dartmouth College.

Redolfi, Michel: Pacific Tubular Waves/Immersion [VINYL] Redolfi, Michel:
Pacific Tubular Waves/Immersion [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Electroacoustic landscape composer Michel Redolfi in a work for Synclavier digital synthesizer recorded between 1979 & 1980, attempting to musically translate his research on underwater sound in the Pacific, from the movement of rolling waves to its depths.

Rosenboom, David: Naked Curvature Rosenboom, David:
Naked Curvature

(Tzadik -- USA )

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CalArts Chamber Ensemble performs this large work from composer David Ronsemboom, a whispered chamber opera/concerto grosso for six instrumentalists, whispering voices, electronics and interactive computer software.

Skuggorna Och Ljuset / Magnus Granberg: Would Fall From The Sky, Would Wither And Die Skuggorna Och Ljuset / Magnus Granberg:
Would Fall From The Sky, Would Wither And Die

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A new composition by clarinetist and composer Magnus Granberg, the leader of the highly acclaimed ensemble Skogen, this time with a new, smaller group that includes percussionist Erik Carlsson, performing his beautiful, melancholic music.

Denyer, Frank : Whispers Denyer, Frank :
Whispers

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Five idiosyncratic compositions by English composer Frank Denyer with performers including The Barton Workshop, Elisabeth Smalt, Juliet Fraser, Kiku Day and Frank Denyer himself, using shakuhachi, voice, muted strings, percussion and an axe striking a block of wood.

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

(Bridge Records -- USA )

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Minimalist composer Morton Feldman's final and beautifully unfolding composition from 1987, "Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello", performed by Aleck Karis (piano), Curtis Macomber (voilin), Danielle Farina (viola) and Christopher Finckel (cello).

Palestine, Charlemagne: CharleBelllzzz at Saint Thomas (Golden 666) Palestine, Charlemagne:
CharleBelllzzz at Saint Thomas (Golden 666)

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )

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Previously unreleased recordings of Charlemagne Palestine's "Bells Studies", some of his earliest works, captured while attending The High School of Music and Art in New York in the 60s, of the 26-bell carillon at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Pisaro, Michael : Melody, Silence (For Solo Guitar) Pisaro, Michael :
Melody, Silence (For Solo Guitar)

(Potlatch -- France )

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A collection of materials for solo guitarist, written by Michael Pisaro and here performed by Christian Alvear, presenting the performer with up to 12 fragments which can be played in any order and which allow for various transformations, cuts, extensions and silences.

Palestine, Charlemagne: Bells Studies [VINYL] Palestine, Charlemagne:
Bells Studies [VINYL]

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )

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From 1963 to 1970 avant composer/performer Charlemagne Palestine played the 26-bell carillon at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church while attending The High School of Music and Art in New York; this LP collects recordings of his performances from those early days.

Behrman, David: Wave Train Behrman, David:
Wave Train

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )

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2015 remaster of Behrman's 2002 album issuing works from 1959-68, including a piece with Gordon Mumma; sounds for a film by Robert Watts; a collaborative work with Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma & Robert Ashley; and a work with David Tudor and Christoph Caskel.

Cage, John: Sonatas and Interludes Cage, John:
Sonatas and Interludes

(Wergo -- Germany )

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Antonis Anissegos performs John Cage's most famous work for prepared piano, "Sonatas and Interludes", using screws, bolts, rubber, felt or plastic elements between the piano strings, here in an authentic and accurate rendering of these rewarding compositions.

Ashley, Robert: The Wolfman Ashley, Robert:
The Wolfman

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )

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A collection of pieces that introduce the listener to the most extreme experimental side of the late American composer Robert Ashley, with a 12-page booklet including liner notes written by the composer and the complete score of "The Wolfman".

Palestine, Charlemagne: Four Manifestations On Six Elements (Golden 5) Palestine, Charlemagne:
Four Manifestations On Six Elements (Golden 5)

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )

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One of Charlemagne Palestine's most well-known works, finally included in the Alga Marghen Golden Research series of CD editions presenting the composer's relevant historical recordings.

Starling, Matt: Terry Riley's Dorian Reeds (For Brass) Starling, Matt:
Terry Riley's Dorian Reeds (For Brass)

(Self Released -- USA )

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Matt Starling, founder of the Salt Lake Electric Ensemble, returns with a lesser known but equally impressive Terry Riley composition, "Dorian Reeds" for solo performer, microphone and two tape recorders, performed by Starling on flugelhorn and layered in the studio.

Costa, Simao: ANO PRE CAU TION PER CU SSION ON SHORT CIRCUIT Costa, Simao:
ANO PRE CAU TION PER CU SSION ON SHORT CIRCUIT

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Portuguese composer and pianist Simao Costa in an album of solo prepared piano in the style of John Cage, using transducers, speaker & objects, paced like a Morton Feldman composition, balancing tones and percussive sound in exquisite compositions.

Gama, Joana / Luis Fernandez: Quest Gama, Joana / Luis Fernandez:
Quest

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Classical pianist Joana Gama and live electronic processing artist Luis Fernandes bridge compositional and experimental forms in this lyrical work, where Fernandes transforms, dissects, loops and otherwise mutates the Gama's playing in unexpected and elegant ways.

Zorn, John: Hen To Pan Zorn, John:
Hen To Pan

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A chamber ensemble led by cellist Jay Campbell presents 3 realizations of Zorn's composition for 2 celli "Ouroboros" (2 with percussionist Tyshawn Sorey) along with his canonic puzzle "Occam's Razor" and the ten metaphysical ambiguities comprising the piano trio "The Aristos" .

Musicworks: #121 Spring 2015 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#121 Spring 2015 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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On the cover, Jean Derome. Inside: Walter Smetak; Barbara Hannigan; Ian Tung; Cris Derksen; Alex Zhang Hungtai; plus reviews of recordings and events, a label profile, essays, &c. &c.

Microtub: Star System [VINYL] Microtub:
Star System [VINYL]

(Sofa -- Norway )

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A 3-dimensional graphic scores performed using microtonal tubas from the trio of Robin Hayward, Martin Taxt, and Kristoffer Lo, using the Hayward Tuning Vine that visualises the harmonic space implicit within the microtonal tuba.

Duch, Michael Francis: Tomba Emmanuelle [VINYL] Duch, Michael Francis:
Tomba Emmanuelle [VINYL]

(Sofa -- Norway )

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Michael F. Duch's solo album for the double bass is named for the tomb in Emanuel Vigeland Museum, Oslo where this piece commissioned by nyMusikk Bergen was recorded, exploring different registers, timbres and acoustic effects in relation to the space it is being performed in.

Evans, Joe: Septimal Evans, Joe:
Septimal

(Spectropol Records -- USA )

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Composer Joe Evans presents fourteen tracks that explore the sonic and expressive potential of the autoharp in a work exploring the septimal, or 7th aspect of intervals and harmonics.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ vol. 2-St. Paul's Chapel Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ vol. 2-St. Paul's Chapel

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The second volume documenting John Zorn's astonishing solo organ improvisations recorded in 2013 on the Aeloian Skinner organ at St. Paul's Chapel in New York City.

Zorn, John: Fragmentations, Prayers And Interjections Zorn, John:
Fragmentations, Prayers And Interjections

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Four of John Zorn's compositions for large ensembles performed by Arcana, a special hand-picked orchestra of New York virtuosos under the baton of Maestro David Fulmer

Wolpe / Feldman / Zimmerman / Seel: Four Generations Wolpe / Feldman / Zimmerman / Seel:
Four Generations

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Pianist and composer Daniel N. Seel plays four pieces from four generations of different composers including Stefan Wolpe, Morton Feldman, Walter Zimmerman, and his own work.

Various Artists: Traces One [VINYL] Various Artists:
Traces One [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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The first in Recollection GRM's collection of early electronic compositions from the archives of the Groupe De Recherches Musicales (GRM), with works from Beatriz Ferreyra, Philippe Carson Turmac, Edgardo Canton, Francis Regnier, and Mireille Chamass-Kyrou.

Various Artists: Surrealism Reviewed Various Artists:
Surrealism Reviewed

(LTM -- UK )

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Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht: ...Im Klang... Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht:
...Im Klang...

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler presents three solo pieces, one for accordion (Teodoro Anzellotti) one for piano (Marianne Schroeder) and the third for organ (Huub Ten Hacken).

Rudhyar, Dane: Works For Piano Rudhyar, Dane:
Works For Piano

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Steffen Schleiermacher plays six spiritual pieces by composer Dane Rudhyar that are not meant to be analyzed and thought about, but to be felt and experienced.

Rijnvos, Richard: Block Beuys Rijnvos, Richard:
Block Beuys

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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A series of compositions by Richard Rijnvos that were inspired by an installation in the Hessisches Landesmuseum consisting of an arrangment of about 270 objects known as the 'Block Beuys'.

Quartetski Does Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps Quartetski Does Stravinsky:
Le Sacre du printemps

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Quartetski Does Stravinsky with drummer Isaiah Ceccarelli, guitarist Bernard Falaise, reedist Phillipe Lauzier, viole de gamaba player Pierre-Yves Martel and violinist Joshua Zubot reinterpret Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in honor of its 100th anniversary.

Pisaro, Michael: Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds Pisaro, Michael:
Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds

(Gravity Wave -- USA )

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Michael Pisaro & Greg Stuart collaborate on a work scored for bowed crotales and sine tones in 4 large pieces, a challenging work that provide hallucinatory overtones that shift with the listener's perspective.

Lucier, Alvin: Still and Moving Lines: Decibel Perform Compositions by Alvin Lucier Lucier, Alvin:
Still and Moving Lines: Decibel Perform Compositions by Alvin Lucier

(Pogus -- USA )

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Australian new music ensemble Decibel performing four works combining acoustic and electronic orchestration by composer Alvin Lucier, three of which are previously unrecorded: "Ever Present" (2002); "Carbon Copies" (1989); "Hands" (1994); "Shelter" (1967).

Lim, Liza: The Heart's Ear Lim, Liza:
The Heart's Ear

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Although she has probably become known as one of Australia's best-known composers, Liza Lim's compositions undermine centuries-old Eurocentrism and are largely inspired by Asian culture.

Kasemets, Udo: Pythagoras Tree Kasemets, Udo:
Pythagoras Tree

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Stephen Clarke plays seven works for solo piano by Estonian-born, Canadian-naturalized composer Udo Kasemets that focus on specific designs of micro-detail.

Iddon, Martin: pneuma Iddon, Martin:
pneuma

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Composer Martin Iddon in a work of new conceptual modes of music making, with a ritualistic approach building strange sounds and stange actions in dense layers and intense timbres that demand a unique physicality from the player.

Hennies, Nick: Work Hennies, Nick:
Work

(Quakebasket -- USA )

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A solo album from Louisville, KY percussionist and composer Nick Hennies, including "Settle" for vibraphone (3 players) and "Expenditures" for vibraphone & ensemble; extended and immersive works of a hypnotic and psychoacoustic nature.

Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman: Mobile For Shakespeare Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman:
Mobile For Shakespeare

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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A series of musical "mobiles" from European composer Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, sonic transformations of the visual experiences of Alexander Calder's dynamic sculptures.

Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman: Concerto A Tre Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman:
Concerto A Tre

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Ensemble Recherche plays chamber music pieces by Polish composer Roman Haubenstock-Ramati that are dynamically explosive and allow for the free communicating of the musicians.

Gregorio, Guillermo: Faktura Gregorio, Guillermo:
Faktura

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Guillermo Gregorio produces a series of compositions that reinterprets the structural concepts of Constructivism, Concretism, and Madi, focusing on the physicality of sound.

Counterpoise (Carisi / Sauter / Wolff / Wolfpe): Counterpoise Counterpoise (Carisi / Sauter / Wolff / Wolfpe):
Counterpoise

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Four composers - John Carisi, Eddie Sauter, Christian Wolff, and Stefan Wolpe - create a program of works with a measured balance in the interrelated and contrasting material.

Barlow, Clarence: Musica Derivata Barlow, Clarence:
Musica Derivata

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Composer Clarence Barlow, like Beethoven, builds his own labyrinths, brick by brick, and then searches for an escape by creating conceptual forms to get around the traps of time, tonality, and style.

Ashley, Robert: String Quartet.../How Can I Tell The Difference Ashley, Robert:
String Quartet.../How Can I Tell The Difference

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )

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Robert Ashley's 1972-73 composition for strings uses live sounds and an "electronic orchestra" of 42 sound modules which enter a network of delays and speakers to create a labyrinth of sound.

Ammann, Dieter: The Freedom of Speech Ammann, Dieter:
The Freedom of Speech

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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The Ensemble fur Neue Musik Zurich plays seven pieces by Swiss composer Dieter Ammann, each made through a very slow creative process that contrasts the very lively and gestural music.

Ablinger, Peter: Grisailles Ablinger, Peter:
Grisailles

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Peter Ablinger's works for three pianos are made up of overlapping sound-layers, repeated octaves, and barely audible sounds made by fingers darting across keys; played by Hildegard Kleeb.

Haynes, Stephen Quintet (feat Joe Morris / William Parker / Warren Smith): Pomegranate Haynes, Stephen Quintet (feat Joe Morris / William Parker / Warren Smith):
Pomegranate

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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An organic and rich album of broadly influenced creative jazz from NY cornetist Stephen Haynes, in a quintet extending his trio Parrhesia with guitarist Joe Morris and percussionist Warren Smith, adding bassist William Parker and tuba player Ben Stapp.

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.



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Granberg, Magnus : How Deep is the Ocean, How High is the Sky?

Ablinger, Peter: Grisailles

Skuggorna Och Ljuset / Magnus Granberg: Would Fall From The Sky, Would Wither And Die

Frey, Jurg : Grizzana and other pieces 2009-2014 [2 CDs]

Microtub: Star System [VINYL]

Ammann, Dieter: The Freedom of Speech

Quartetski Does Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps

Haynes, Stephen Quintet (feat Joe Morris / William Parker / Warren Smith): Pomegranate

Coleman, Anthony: You

Gregorio, Guillermo: Faktura

Zeitkratzer: Column One: Entropium [Vinyl]

Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman: Concerto A Tre