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Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury / Wooley:
Unexpected Alchemy [7-CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

Price: $79.95    

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Recorded during Ken Vandermark's residency titled "The Unexpectable", in Krakow in 2017 at Klub Alchemia, plus concerta at Hevre and Black Box in Germany, with duos, trios and quartests in a variety of configurations with artists including Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ikue Mori, John Butcher, Kent Kessler, Steve Noble, Mette Rasmussen, Eddie Prevost, Joe McPhee &c.

Formanex w/ AMM / Christian Wolff / Keith Rowe / Ralf Wehowsky / John Tilbury / Phill Niblock / ONse Formanex w/ AMM / Christian Wolff / Keith Rowe / Ralf Wehowsky / John Tilbury / Phill Niblock / ONsemble / Seth Cluett / Radu Malfatti / Michael Pisaro / Julien Ottavi / Kasper T. Toeplitz :
20 Years Of Experimental Music [10 CDS]

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

Price: $99.95    

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Their first release in 2000 performing Cornelius Cardew's "Treatise", for 20 years the Formanex quartet of sound artists, conceptualists and experimenters Anthony Taillard, Christophe Havard, Emmanuel Leduc, and Julien Ottavi are heard here in collaborations with Keith Rowe, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Ralf Wehowsky, Seth Cluett, Michael Pisaro, Radu Malfatti, &c.

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Imminent Death Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Imminent Death

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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The ever-shifting lineup of jazz/no-wave/avant/aberrant improvisers The Flying Luttenbachers, anchored by drummer Weasel Walters, brings multi-reedist Matt Nelson, two guitarists (Brandon Seabrook & Henry Kaiser), bassist Tim Dahl and Brad Laner on synth for an aggressively informed and exitingly unpredictable album of superb playing and possibly bad intention; recommended!

Fujii, Satoko / Orchestra New York: Entity Fujii, Satoko / Orchestra New York:
Entity

(Libra -- Japan )

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Satoko Fujii leads her 13-piece big band through 5 thrilling and insightful compositions with a who's-who of NY improvisation: Nels Cline (guitar), Ches Smith (drums), Joe Fiedler & Curt Hasselbring (drums), Oscar Noriega, Ellery Eskelin, Briggan Krauss, Andy Laster & Tony Malaby (sax), Herb Robertson, Natsuki Tamura & Dave Ballou (trumpet) & bassist Stomu Takeishi; wow!

Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Quebec : Musique-Politique Anthologie 1971/1974 [4 CDS] Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Quebec :
Musique-Politique Anthologie 1971/1974 [4 CDS]

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

Price: $64.95    

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Le Quatuor de Jazz Libre Du Quebec was a collective of jazz musicians in the 1960s & 70s, bringing together free jazz musicians in Quebec who rejected commercialism while exploring modern improvisation, performers including Tristan Honsinger, Jean Martineau, Yves Charbonneau, Jean Prefontaine, &c, documented here in a 4-CD set with a 24 page book of images & text in French.

Brotzmann, Peter: I Surrender Dear Brotzmann, Peter:
I Surrender Dear

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Iconoclastic legend of the European Free Jazz movement, saxophonist Peter Brotzmann surprises with a (mostly) lyrical album of jazz standards (and some of his own compositions), interpreting pieces by Harry Barris/Gordon Clifford, Sigmund Romberg/Oscar Hammerstein II, Herbie Nichols, Dizzy Gillespie, George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin, and Sonny Rollins.

Brotzmann, Peter: Solo - I Surrender Dear [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter:
Solo - I Surrender Dear [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $22.95    

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Iconoclastic legend of the European Free Jazz movement, saxophonist Peter Brotzmann surprises with a (mostly) lyrical album of jazz standards (and some of his own compositions), interpreting pieces by Harry Barris/Gordon Clifford, Sigmund Romberg/Oscar Hammerstein II, Herbie Nichols, Dizzy Gillespie, George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin, and Sonny Rollins.

Radical Empathy Trio: Reality and Other Imaginary Places [VINYL] Radical Empathy Trio:
Reality and Other Imaginary Places [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

Price: $24.95    

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Recorded during Thollem's 2017 residency at Brooklyn's multi-discipline center Pioneer Works, the trio of Nels Cline on electric guitar and Michael Wimberly on drums apply treatments, alterations and processes to acoustic-electro improv, their unusual approach often inviting the listener to discover organization under a wonderful commotion of sound.

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Volume 3 Live in Krakow Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Volume 3 Live in Krakow

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The 3rd volume of saxophonist Mars Williams' Albert Ayler-infused holiday records, bring free jazz to the holidays in a unique holiday mash up of songs with titles like "Noel Omega - Twas The Night Before The Frosty Island Harvest Xmas", in a quintet with Jaimie Branch (trumpet), Knox Chandler (electric guitar), Mark Tokar (bass) and Klaus Kugel (drums).

Berger, Karl / Jason Kao Hwang: Conjure Berger, Karl / Jason Kao Hwang:
Conjure

(True Sound Recordings -- USA )

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Subtle, beautiful, haunting, masterful and delicately commanding, the duo of pianist and vibraphonist Karl Berger and Jason Kao Hwang on violin and viola recorded these 8 dialogs in Berger's Woodstock studio, their familiarity from Hwang's participation in Berger's Creative Music Orchestra summoning lyrical and sensitive music, finding profundity in restraint.

Thomas, Pat / Dominic Lash / Tony Orrell: BleySchool [VINYL] Thomas, Pat / Dominic Lash / Tony Orrell:
BleySchool [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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Referencing the deceptively simple and memorable melodies of pianist Paul Bley, the trio of Pat Thomas on piano, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Tony Orrell on drums & percussion pay homage to the late pianist through his own work, plus compositions from Cara Bley, Ornette Coleman, Duke Ellington, and one collective improvisation; a sensitive and lyrical modern jazz album.

KVL (Kirchner / Van Duerm / Lux / Branch): Volume 1 [VINYL] KVL (Kirchner / Van Duerm / Lux / Branch):
Volume 1 [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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The first of many projected volumes from the Chicago trio of Quin Kirchner on drums, percussion, sampler & electronics, Daniel Van Duerm on electric piano, organ, mellotron & electronics, and Matthew Lux on bass & electronics, with guest Jaimie Branch on trumpet, presenting three extended improvisations the maintain peaceful contemplation in captivating grooves.

Eraslan, Anil / Antonis Anissegos : Dark Matters Eraslan, Anil / Antonis Anissegos :
Dark Matters

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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First meeting in 2015 at a music festival, the Berlin-based duo of pianist Antonis Anissegos and cellist Anil Eraslan worked together in different ensembles, and formally declared their duo project in 2018, this their first album, a superb set of both spirited and contemplative dialogs, intricate yet clearly unfolding interaction of masterful skill.

Akiyama / Field / Vidic: Interpersonal Subjectivities Akiyama / Field / Vidic:
Interpersonal Subjectivities

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Field/Vidic duo of Slovenian saxophonist based in Switzerland Gregor Vidic and London born drummer Niclas Field is expanded with Japanese free improvising guitarist TEtuzi Akiyama, recording at Gok Sound in Tokyo in 2017 for three exceptional and suspenseful and electroacoustic improvisations, merging melodic and abstract approaches in uniquely detailed ways.

Akiyama / Field / Vidic: Interpersonal Subjectivities [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Akiyama / Field / Vidic:
Interpersonal Subjectivities [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The Field/Vidic duo of Slovenian saxophonist based in Switzerland Gregor Vidic and London born drummer Niclas Field is expanded with Japanese free improvising guitarist TEtuzi Akiyama, recording at Gok Sound in Tokyo in 2017 for three exceptional and suspenseful and electroacoustic improvisations, merging melodic and abstract approaches in uniquely detailed ways.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Mare Tranquillitatis Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Mare Tranquillitatis

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A dynamic and exciting concert captured during the 2018 CreativeFest XII of a conduction by Ernesto Rodrigues leading an ensemble of 28 free improvisor performing on a mix of traditional acoustic & modern electronic instruments, plus a toy piano, with powerful wind & string sections, as Rodrigues directs the musicians into both passionate and peaceful sections.

Takahashi, Marie / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hui-Chun Lin : Double X Double Takahashi, Marie / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hui-Chun Lin :
Double X Double

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A string quartet of doubled cello and viola, recording in the studio in Berlin in 2018, as free improving innovators. Creative Sources cellist and violist Guilherme Rodrigues and Ernesto Rodrigues, meet contemporary compositional and improvising cellist and violist Hui-Chu Lin and Marie Takahashi, their complementary approaches bringing unique voices to a captivating encounter.

Gorilla Mask: Brain Drain Gorilla Mask:
Brain Drain

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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The 4th album from German saxophonist Peter Van Huffel's Gorilla Mask, the 3rd on Clean Feed, is another powerful blending of jazz and rock forms in restless and profoundly determined music, energetic but intelligently structured, with great riffs and melodic grooves from Roland Fidezius (electric bass) and Rudi Fischerlehner (drums and percussion).

Gorilla Mask: Brain Drain [VINYL] Gorilla Mask:
Brain Drain [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $22.95    

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The 4th album from German saxophonist Peter Van Huffel's Gorilla Mask, the 3rd on Clean Feed, is another powerful blending of jazz and rock forms in restless and profoundly determined music, energetic but intelligently structured, with great riffs and melodic grooves from Roland Fidezius (electric bass) and Rudi Fischerlehner (drums and percussion).

Fefer, Avram Quartet (w/ Marc Ribot / Eric Revis / Chad Taylor): Testament Fefer, Avram Quartet (w/ Marc Ribot / Eric Revis / Chad Taylor):
Testament

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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For this album saxophonist Avram Fefer opened up his working unit by adding legendary Marc Ribot on guitar, expanding the sound of the trio with bassist Eric Revis and drummer Chad Taylor, while digging deep into North African inspired spiritual hymns with beatiful melodies, many taken from some of his previous trio records but adding new shape and sonic explorations.

Bernardes, Daniel / Drumming GP: Liturgy of the Birds - in memoriam Olivier Messiaen Bernardes, Daniel / Drumming GP:
Liturgy of the Birds - in memoriam Olivier Messiaen

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Pianist Daniel Bernardes pays homage to French composer Olivier Messiaen, augmenting his piano trio of Antonio Augusto Aguiar on bass and Mario Costa on drums with the Drumming GP Ensemble of Miquel Bernat on marimba, Jeffrey Davis & Pedro Gois on vibraphones, and Joao Dias on glockenspiel, a wonderful merging of contemporary percussive composition and modern jazz.

Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet: Live in Moscow Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet:
Live in Moscow

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The collective free jazz Nau Quartet led by alto saxophonist Jose Lencastre with Red Trio pianist and bassist Rodrigo Pinheiro and Hernani Faustino and drummer Joao Lencastre are caught live at Moscow's DOM Cultural Center for this album of thoughtfully informed improvisation, using open and spontaneous structures as they evolve each conversation in organic ways.

Stine, Tim Quartet: Knots Stine, Tim Quartet:
Knots

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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After his debut on Astral Spirits, Chicago-based guitarist Tim Stine assembled this quartet with Nick Mazzarella on saxophone, Matt Ulery on bass, and Quin Kirchner on drums, all skilled as bandleaders themselves, to realize Stine's avant compositions, precise harmonically and rhthmically interesting works with a Threadgill feel in surprising shifts of direction.

Almeida / Duynhoven / Klein: Live at the Bimhuis Almeida / Duynhoven / Klein:
Live at the Bimhuis

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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This is the 2nd release by this trio on Clean Feed, with Tobias Klein (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet), Goncalo Almeida (double bass) and Martin van Duynhoven (drums) captured live at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in 2017, taking on compositions by Ornette Coleman alongside original compositions from all three players in a free jazz mode.

Kimchi Moccasin Tango (Nyberg / Bjora / Andersen): Yankee Zulu Kimchi Moccasin Tango (Nyberg / Bjora / Andersen):
Yankee Zulu

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Three active Norwegians musicians based in Oslo-- guitarist Karl Bjora (Yes Deer, Megalodon Collective), drummer Dag Erik Knedal (Saka, Akode) and saxophonist Karl-Hjalmar Nyberg (Left Exit, Megalodon Collective)--in their debut album as a performing trio, showing both assertive collective playing in a free jazz mode and deeply introspective exploration.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Rock Garden Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Rock Garden

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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Twelve percussion solos from incomparable Japanese percussionist living in Consequence, New Mexico, Tatsuya Nakatani, a dramatic presentation starting with bowed and resonant cymbals and developing into active sections of intense drumming using bowls and found objects to create complex and unique percussive environments filled with detail, mystery and excitement.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Rock Garden Extended [CASSETTE] Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Rock Garden Extended [CASSETTE]

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Twelve percussion solos from incomparable Japanese percussionist living in Consequence, New Mexico, Tatsuya Nakatani, a dramatic presentation starting with bowed and resonant cymbals and developing into active sections of intense drumming using bowls and found objects to create complex and unique percussive environments filled with detail, mystery and excitement.

Moholo, Louis Octet: Spirits Rejoice! [VINYL] Moholo, Louis Octet:
Spirits Rejoice! [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )

Price: $25.95    

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Featuring an incredible lineup of masterful players from 1970's London creative jazz scene--Harry Miller & Johnny Dyani (bass), Keith Tippett (piano), Evan Parker (sax), Nick Evans & Radu Malfatti (trombone), and Kenny Wheeler (trumpet)--South African drummer Louis Moholo's debut album brings both joy and spirituality to freedom and lyricism, a joyful achievement.

Octopus: Cyanea Octopus:
Cyanea

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A concise and essential concert from the Octopus octet, recorded in performances at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal during the Creativefest XII, the ensemble of mostly acoustic instrumentation (cello, viola, flute, clarinet, classical guitar, piano, percussion and synthesizer) carefully evolving a shade of blue in subtle details of tense restraint.

Coltrane, John Quartet: Impressions Graz 1962 Coltrane, John Quartet:
Impressions Graz 1962

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

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Taking his quartet on a European tour in the fall of 1962, Coltrane's band with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass, and Elvin Jones on drums performed in Graz, Austria at Stefaniensaal, the concert beautifully recorded by ORF Steiermark and here released as the first of two volumes, showing both Coltrane's lyrical origins and expanding free inclinations.

Toh-Kichi (Satoko Fujii / Tatsuya Yoshida): Baikamo Toh-Kichi (Satoko Fujii / Tatsuya Yoshida):
Baikamo

(Libra -- Japan )

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The duo of Japanese improvisers, pianist Satoko Fujii and drummer Tatsuya Yoshida, continue their collaborations which includes many albums with the Satoko Fujii Quartet, their duo "Erans" record on Tzadik, and the original "Toh-Kichi" album on Victo, here in a new studio album of intricate, energetic and ebullient improvised dialogs, named for the aquatic flower "Baikamo".

exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta): Modu exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta):
Modules

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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The NY electronics duo exclusiveOr (Sam Pluta and Jeff Synder) join forces with the International Contemporary Ensemble and Architeuthis Walks on Land (Katherine Young and Amy Cimini) for this tour-de-force ensemble work, combining composed forms, electro-acoustic improvisation, noise, and lush harmonies, in a fascinatingly detailed album of creative musicianship.

exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta): Modu exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta):
Modules [VINYL]

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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The NY electronics duo exclusiveOr (Sam Pluta and Jeff Synder) join forces with the International Contemporary Ensemble and Architeuthis Walks on Land (Katherine Young and Amy Cimini) for this tour-de-force ensemble work, combining composed forms, electro-acoustic improvisation, noise, and lush harmonies, in a fascinatingly detailed album of creative musicianship.

Victor, Fay: Barn Songs Victor, Fay:
Barn Songs

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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With cellist Marika Hughes (2 Foot Yard, Anthony Braxton's Trillum) and saxophonist Darius Jones (Little Women, Darius Jones Trio), vocalist Fay Victor introduces her Fay Victor Chamber Trio, the open instrumental foundation highlighting Victor's expressive songs and insightful lyric content, developed with Victor and Jochem van Dijk; a great example of creative contemporary jazz song.

Radical Empathy Trio: Reality and Other Imaginary Places Radical Empathy Trio:
Reality and Other Imaginary Places

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Recorded during Thollem's 2017 residency at Brooklyn's multi-discipline center Pioneer Works, the trio of Nels Cline on electric guitar and Michael Wimberly on drums apply treatments, alterations and processes to acoustic-electro improv, their unusual approach often inviting the listener to discover organization under a wonderful commotion of sound.

Osborne, Brian: Decorous Novelties Osborne, Brian:
Decorous Novelties

(Heat Retention Records -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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Using metal, glass, wood, and plastic, percussionist Brian Osborne (The Gate, Hatchers) offers twelve tracks of interweaving layers of simplicity and complexity, clarity and haze, many pieces initiating with deceptive simplicity and insinuating themselves in unique ways, all performed live in the studio and presented with no overdubs or affects.

Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis:

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

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The innovative string trio of Daniel Studer on double bass, Harald Kimmig on violin, and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello, develop focused environments of timbre, texture, dynamic and space, seemingly abstract yet incredibly concentrative and virtuosic interaction, here joined by Chicago trombonist and electronics artist George Lewis adding a 4th profound layer to their incredible conversation.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Bobby Kapp: Ineffable Joy Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Bobby Kapp:
Ineffable Joy

(ESP -- USA )

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Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman's goal to release on the historical ESP label originated from the impression Gato Barbieri's 1967 ESP album left on him, here assembling ESP alumni, drummer Bobby Kapp, pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker (who made his recorded debut on ESP in 1973), in a lyrical album of advanced and impressive collective free jazz.

Lemer, Peter: Son of Local Colour: Live at the Pizza Express, Soho Lemer, Peter:
Son of Local Colour: Live at the Pizza Express, Soho

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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On the 50th anniversary of the recording of UK pianist Peter Lemer's '67 ESP album "Local Colour" he re-assembled the quintet for a reprisal at the London jazz club Pizza Express, replacing Nisar Khan with Alan Skidmore due to illness but retaining John Surman (sax), Tony Reeves (bass) and Jon Hiseman (drums), as they stretch out on the original recordings with a life's experience and insight.

Company (Bailey / Honsinger / Kondon / Toop/ Cooper / Lacy / &c): 1981 [VINYL 2 LPs] Company (Bailey / Honsinger / Kondon / Toop/ Cooper / Lacy / &c):
1981 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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Derek Bailey's Company exploring free improvisation through a shifting and impressive lineup of performers, here in previously unreleased recordings with musicians including Derek Bailey, Tristan Honsinger, Christine Jeffrey, Toshinori Kondo, Charlie Morrow, David Toop, Maarten Altena, Georgie Born, Lindsay Cooper, Steve Lacy, Radu Malfatti and Jamie Muir.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Luis Senra / Gianna De Toni / Luis Couto / Biagio Verdolini: Prima Pratica Rodrigues, Ernesto / Luis Senra / Gianna De Toni / Luis Couto / Biagio Verdolini:
Prima Pratica

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A very open free improvisation of Portuguese musicians recording in Azores, PT from the quintet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Luis Senra on tenor saxophone, Gianna de Toni on double bass, Luis Couto on electric guitar, and Biagio Verdolini on homemade instruments, using space amid patiently evolving conversation with an overall acoustic feeling in three movements of "Dissonanze".

Made to Break: F4 Fake Made to Break:
F4 Fake

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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This active quartet project brings together two Chicago players--drummer Tim Daisy and reedist Vandermark--with two European players--Christof Kurzmann on pooll & electronics, and Jasper Stadhouders on bass--in their 9th album, recording in the studio in Austria for an innovative album blurring the lines between fierce free jazz and inventive experimental ea-improv.

Lehman, Steve / Craig Taborn: The People I Love Lehman, Steve / Craig Taborn:
The People I Love

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Saxophonist Steve Lehman's trio with drummer Damion Reid and double bassist Matt Brewer is expanded with pianist Craig Taborn for an album of Lehman originals and compositions by Autechre, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Kirkland, and Jeff "Tain" Watts, plus three duo recordings between Lehman and Taborn; intricate cutting edge jazz made effortless and exuberant!

Sorey, Tyshawn / Marilyn Crispell: The Adornment of Time Sorey, Tyshawn / Marilyn Crispell:
The Adornment of Time

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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New York drummer Tyshawn Sorey and pianist Marilyn Crispell first played toghether in 2014, this only their 3rd performance, at The Kitchen in 2018 as part of a 3-day career accomplishments series for Sorey, the two performing in the dark as they spontaneously evolve a brilliant piece of innate orchestration, color, texture, rhythm, and thematic development.

Okazaki, Miles: The Sky Below Okazaki, Miles:
The Sky Below

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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An album of intelligent modern jazz that twists contemporary bop forms through unusual time signatures and highly interactive playing, in the 5th album from composer and bandleader Miles Okazaki, retaining his rhythm section of Anthony Tidd (bass) and Sean Rickman (drums) and here with Matt Mitchell on piano and keys; forward-thinking and embraceable.

McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen Love: Song for the Big Chief McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen Love:
Song for the Big Chief

(PNL -- Norway )

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Named for Sunny Murray's 1969 album "Big Chief", the long-runing collaborations of tenor saxophonist & pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love pay tribute to the late drummer Sunny Murray in this concert recording at London's Cafe Oto for a dynamic dialog of free jazz, with two nuanced free improv pieces including a "Fantasy for Lester [Bowie]".

Fish & Steel (Mats Aleklint / Per-Ake Holmlander / Paal Nilssen-Love): Fish & Steel Fish & Steel (Mats Aleklint / Per-Ake Holmlander / Paal Nilssen-Love):
Fish & Steel

(PNL -- Norway )

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Distilling a trio from Paal Nillsen-Love's Large Unit results in Fish & Steel, the trio of Mats Aleklint on trombone, Per Ake Holmlander on tuba, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion, an unusual brass & drum orchestration in two extended improvisations with an experimental bent that veers in and out of jazz forms with a mischievous attitude and masterful playing.

Taborn, Craig / Vadim Neselovskyi: The Book Beri'ah Vol 11: Da'at Taborn, Craig / Vadim Neselovskyi:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 11: Da'at

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two pianists--Vadim Neselovskyi and Craig Taborn--take on the 11th volume of composer John Zorn's 3rd book of Masada compositions, The Book Beri'ah, in settings from solo piano, piano duos, and three pieces for piano, bass and drums, performed with bassist Dan Loomis and drummer Ronen Itzik; beautifully lyrical work merging contemporary compositional and improvisation forms.

Entr'acte: Soigne Ta Droite Entr'acte:
Soigne Ta Droite

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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Ken Vandermark's first large ensemble recording in more than four years brings together ten vanguard improvisers in acoustic and ea-improv forms--Dieb13, Elisabeth Harnik, Steve Heather, Terrie Hessels, Didi Kern, Mette Rasmussen, Jasper Stadhouders, Joe Williamson, and Nate Wooley--recording 3 long-form compositions live in concert, dedicated in sequence to musician Ikue Mori, sculptor Richard Serra, and painter, poet & typographist Francis Picabia.

Schindler, Udo / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues : Mycelial Studies [2 CDs] Schindler, Udo / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Mycelial Studies [2 CDs]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two complete live performances in Munich at Galerie arToxin, and at Udo Schindler's Salon fur Klang + Kunst Krailing in 2018, with Schindler on bass clarinet, soprano saxophone and cornet, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, and Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, balancing active and introspective dialog of advanced harmonics, (a)rhythmic approaches, and extraordinary technique.

Sjostrom, Harri / Guilherme Rodrigues: The Treasures Are Sjostrom, Harri / Guilherme Rodrigues:
The Treasures Are

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Bringing together a wealth of experience in contemporary improvised music, Berlin-based cellist Guilherme Rodrigues and soprano and sopranino saxophonist Harri Sjostrom developed these 12 pieces, combining and contrasting their instruments, at times seeming to complete each other's phrases, in a remarkably sophisticated and virtuosic "Treasure".

Isotope Ensemble: Radium Isotope Ensemble:
Radium

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recorded at CreativeFest#12 in Lisbon at O'Culto de Ajuda, the 21-piece electroacoustic ensemble Isotope takes on the chemical element Radium in a gripping piece of evolving improvisation, intensely restrained and extremely detailed, orchestrated with cello, baroque violin, double bass, acoustic & electric guitars, zither, psaltery, winds, brass, keys, electronics and percussion.

Shipp, Matthew / Nate Wooley: What If? Shipp, Matthew / Nate Wooley:
What If?

(RogueArt -- France )

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An authoritative meeting between two of New York City's strongest players--Matthew Shipp on piano and Nate Wooley on trumpet--distilled to their essence after work with saxophonist Ivo Pereleman, here performing a set of 12 Shipp compositions brilliantly captured in the studio, illuminating Shipp's solid mastery of the keys and Wooley's remarkable technique and creative drive.

Shipp, Matthew String Trio (w/ Mat Maneri / William Parker): Symbolic Reality Shipp, Matthew String Trio (w/ Mat Maneri / William Parker):
Symbolic Reality

(RogueArt -- France )

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Six compositions by pianist Matthew Shipp for his String Trio with violist Mat Maneri and double bassist William Parker, their first Trio record since 2001's "Expansion, Power and Release" (Hat), their long history of working together in a variety of configurations creating a near-telepathic link between the players over Shipp's sophisticated frameworks.

Day & Taxi: Devotion Day & Taxi:
Devotion

(Percaso -- Switzerland )

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A melodically subtle and sophisticated album of twenty improvisations composed by saxophonist Christoph Gallio and performed with Gerry Hemingway on drums and Silvan Jeger on electric bass, with Friederike Mayrocker providing words on several tracks, the compositions as short as 19 seconds and a long as 7:40, each dedicated to visual artists and colleagues.

Bishop, Jeb / Matthias Muche: Duo Bishop, Jeb / Matthias Muche:
Duo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two trombones free improvising in the studio in Koln from the Duo of Chicago's Jeb Bishop and Cologne's Matthias Muche, both members of the trombone trio Bone-Crusher with Matthias Muller, this album recorded in the studio in Koln just before Bone-Crusher's "Konzert Fur Hannes" (NotTwo), elucidating this facet of the trio in 10 insightful dialogs of awesome technique and wit.

Millar, Elizabeth / Tim Olive / Craig Pedersen: Charm Point Millar, Elizabeth / Tim Olive / Craig Pedersen:
Charm Point

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Montreal-area's Mystery and Wonder Records duo of Elizabeth Millar on clarinet and Craig Pedersen on trumpet met sound artist Tim Olive in Tokyo's famed Gok Sound studio to record these absorbing electroacoustic improvisations, employing hand-made microphones in metal and wooden tubes, corrupted consumer sound devices, and electro-magnetism through analog circuits.

Wooley, Nate: Battle Pieces 4 Wooley, Nate:
Battle Pieces 4

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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"Battle Pieces" uses trumpeter Nate Wooley's "social music" system, where each piece is constructed for a soloist who improvises with no score while the remaining player choose at will from over 75 compositions over which the soloist must find their path; here at Roulette in NYC with Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ingrid Laubrock, & Matt Moran.

Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda: Four Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda:
Four

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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Their aptly titled "Fourth" album since they first performed together in 2015, Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and NY bassist and flutist Joe Fonda have toured and developed an intuitive, almost telepathic, relationship--naturally melodic, intelligent yet emotional-- heard here in two concerts in Japan, with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura joining as a guest on two pieces.

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight Fisher, Colin Quartet:
Living Midnight

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.

Lopez, Ramon / Mark Feldman: Trappist-1 Lopez, Ramon / Mark Feldman:
Trappist-1

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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NY violinist Mark Feldman, an intensely active musician in improvisation and contemporary composition, and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez, active with an impressive list of jazz masters including Barry Guy and The Turbine!, join together in the studio for the seven-part improvisation "Trappist-1", a virtuosic intertwining from introspective to exuberantly energetic.

Satoh, Masahiko / Otomo Yoshihide / Roger Turner: Sea Satoh, Masahiko / Otomo Yoshihide / Roger Turner:
Sea

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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After their Doubtmusic CD "Live at Hall Egg Farm", capturing the trio of Masahiko Satoh on piano, Otomo Yoshihide on electric guitar & whistle, and Roger Turner on drums & percussion in Fukaya City, this new chapter in the trio's activities finds them live at Shinjuku Pit Inn, in Tokyo the following year, for two energetically active and captivating conversations.

Attias, Michael : Echos La Nuit Attias, Michael :
Echos La Nuit

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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A beautiful solo set of 12 improvisations, Michael Attias performing on alto sax with his left hand and piano with his right, captured in the natural reverberation of La Maison en Bois in Abeville-La-Riviere, France; surprisingly his 1st solo album, developed over 12 years yet played in under an hour with no retakes, a wonderful nuanced reflection in tone, melody & color.

Dunston, Nick: Atlantic Extraction Dunston, Nick:
Atlantic Extraction

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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Brooklyn-based composer, bassist, and writer Nick Dunston in his debut album, blending jazz, contemporary, chamber and avant forms, in a uniquely voiced quintet with Louna Dekker on Vargas on flutes & piccolo, Ledah Finck on violin & viola, Tal Yahalom on guitar, and Stephen Boegehold on drums, in a sophisticated album of concisely fascinating compositions.

Sound of the Mountain w/ Tetuzi Akiyama / Toshimaru Nakamura: amplified clarinet and trumpet, guitar Sound of the Mountain w/ Tetuzi Akiyama / Toshimaru Nakamura:
amplified clarinet and trumpet, guitars, nimb

(Mystery & Wonder -- Canada )

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Sound of the Mountain is an independent label led by Montreal-area improvisers Elizabeth Millar (clarinet) and Craig Pedersen (trumpet), who traveled to Tokyo in 2017 for several concerts and this spectacular and unique recording session at GOK studio in Kichijoji with ea-improvisers Tetuzi Akiyama (guitar) and Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixing board).

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Proteus IV Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Proteus IV

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The Boston-are duo of reedist PEK and percussionsit Yuri Zbitnov cover a wide range of sonorities, always with the presence of Gongs, chimes, glockenspiel, Tibetan Bowls and many other metallic sounds and the horns of PEK, here in a sci-fi epic, with Eric Woods on modular synth and Englephone, Mike Gruen on bass, and Joel Simches with real-time signal processing.

Van Hove, Fred: At 80 [3 CDs / 80 page book] Van Hove, Fred:
At 80 [3 CDs / 80 page book]

(Dropa Disc -- Belgium )

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Celebrating the 80th birthday of pioneering Belgian pianist Fred Van Hove, a member of Machine Gun and a frequent partner of Peter Brotzmann and Han Bennink, in a hardbound book of photos and essay, with 3 CDs: the 1st a trio with Evan Parker and Hamid Drake at deSingel in Antwerp; the 2nd a solo piano concert at NONA; and the 3rd a solo organ concert at BOZAR; magnificent.

Rosaly, Frank (w/ Blonk / Boye / Farha / Pfiffner / Bishop / Broste / McBride / Diaz / Fernandez / G Rosaly, Frank (w/ Blonk / Boye / Farha / Pfiffner / Bishop / Broste / McBride / Diaz / Fernandez / Guerra / Rodriguez):
Todos de Pie!

(Kontrans -- Netherlands )

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Examining the music of Puerto Rico through a very personal relationship, drummer Frank Rosaly assembled a group of percussionists along with trombonists Jeb Bishop & Nick Broste, bassist Nate McBride, pianist Ben Boye wind player Cameron Pfiffner, and Dutch avant-free vocalist Jaap Blonk, all using electronics and voice as they push the boundary of genre and concept.

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

PEK Solo: Closed & Open Universes [2 CDS] PEK Solo:
Closed & Open Universes [2 CDS]

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Evil Clown mastermind David Peck (PEK) in a double album of solo work, 1st pure solo, then in a long work accompanied by his own prepared mixes, using clarinets, saxophones, English horn, goat horn, tarota, bamboo, Chistmas & alto flutes, slide whistles, sheng, Melodica, Akai Wind controller, moog subsequent, gongs, brontosaurus & tank bells, Englephone, and delay.

String Theory: 3 of 9 Dimensions String Theory:
3 of 9 Dimensions

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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String Theory is the extended string section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, with David Peck (PEK) on reeds, Glynis Lomon on cello, and in this performance at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA, joined by violinist Elinor Speirs and pianist Eric Zinman, the latter also playing inside the piano with mallets, while Peck and Glynis add cymbals and wood & metal instruments.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fisher, Colin Quartet:
Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.

Komeshi Trio (Kolovos / Shiroishi / Meek): The Master Speaks Thrice [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Komeshi Trio (Kolovos / Shiroishi / Meek):
The Master Speaks Thrice [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Dark and demanding improvisation, each side of this album an extended foray into dark and dangerous explorations from the Los Angeles trio of Peter Kolovos on guitar, Patrick Shiroishi on saxophone, and Noel Meek on electronics and tapes, Shiroishi's sweeping tones matching the electronics and effected guitar in a glorious nightmare of darkly imaginative sound.

Made to Break: F4 Fake [VINYL] Made to Break:
F4 Fake [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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This active quartet project brings together two Chicago players--drummer Tim Daisy and reedist Vandermark--with two European players--Christof Kurzmann on pooll & electronics, and Jasper Stadhouders on bass--in their 9th album, recording in the studio in Austria for an innovative album blurring the lines between fierce free jazz and inventive experimental ea-improv.

 

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