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Lee, Okkyung: Yeo-Neun [VINYL] Lee, Okkyung:
Yeo-Neun [VINYL]

(SHELTER PRESS -- France )

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Yeo-Neun Quartet is an experimental chamber music ensemble founded in 2016 by Okkyung Lee on cello, with harpist Maeve Gilchrist, pianist Jacob Sacks, and bassist Eivind Opsvik, in a detailed album merging melodic contemporary composition with free improvisation and unusual technique, as Lee explores her musical history and experiences through ten dramatically elegant works.

Prevost, Eddie: An Uncommon Music For the Common Man [BOOK] Prevost, Eddie:
An Uncommon Music For the Common Man [BOOK]

(Matchless -- UK )

Price: $39.95    

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Percussionist, Improviser and AMM founding member Eddie Prévost's fourth book presents a fascinating series of reflections and challenging insights on music in its various forms and development of improvised music, at the intersection of contemporary compositional and conceptual forms; and a personal history of Prevost's life and his relationship with music.

Charles, Xavier / Bertrand Gauguet: Spectre Charles, Xavier / Bertrand Gauguet:
Spectre

(Akousis Records -- France )

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Using the interference points of closely pitched sound, long-time collaborators Xavier Charles and Bertrand Gauguet use acoustic and amplified clarinets and saxophones to create frequency landscapes that change slowly, ringing with harmonics while finding unison and conflict in their tones, creating meditative aural environments of great beauty and reflection.

Palestine, Charlemagne / John Kormeling: Meet The Frogsichord [VINYL 2 LPs] Palestine, Charlemagne / John Kormeling:
Meet The Frogsichord [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Staalplaat -- Netherlands )

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Architect John Körmeling and maverick musician Charlemagne Palestine collaborate on a whole new system of music, reworking the harpsichord to generate notes of Pythagorean ratios, asking visionary and idiosyncratic to create a set of recordings on the instrument that Palestine dubbed "The Frogischord", this unique double LP the documentation of that music.

Palestine, Charlemagne / John Kormeling: Meet The Frogsichord [VINYL 2 LPs FUR COVER] Palestine, Charlemagne / John Kormeling:
Meet The Frogsichord [VINYL 2 LPs FUR COVER]

(Staalplaat -- Netherlands )

Price: $44.95    

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Architect John Körmeling and maverick musician Charlemagne Palestine collaborate on a whole new system of music, reworking the harpsichord to generate notes of Pythagorean ratios, asking visionary and idiosyncratic to create a set of recordings on the instrument that Palestine dubbed "The Frogischord", this unique double LP the documentation of that music.

Liebman / Brecker / Copland / Alessi / Gress / Baron: QuinT5T Liebman / Brecker / Copland / Alessi / Gress / Baron:
QuinT5T

(Inner Voice Jazz -- USA )

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Compatriots in bands over many years, the quintet of David Liebman on saxophones, Randy Brecker on trumpets, Marc Copland on piano, Drew Gress on bass and Joey Baron on drums, joined by trumpeter Ralph Alessi on 2 tracks, come together to bring joyfully lyrical enthusiasm and masterful skill to works by Liebman, Gress, Baron, Brecker, and Ellington.

Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver): Exultations Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver):
Exultations

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The title aptly describes the intense excitement and exhilaration of NY guitarist Brandon Seabrook's second trio album on Astral Spirits, performed with rhythm giants Cooper-Moore on Diddley Bow (a single-string bass) and free jazz drum legend Gerald Cleaver, the two creating a percolating interactive foundation for Seabrooks powerfully expressive and investigative playing.

Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver): Exultations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver):
Exultations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The title aptly describes the intense excitement and exhilaration of NY guitarist Brandon Seabrook's second trio album on Astral Spirits, performed with rhythm giants Cooper-Moore on Diddley Bow (a single-string bass) and free jazz drum legend Gerald Cleaver, the two creating a percolating interactive foundation for Seabrooks powerfully expressive and investigative playing.

Sangliers (Dave Rempis / Keefe Jackson / Christine Wodrascka /  Didier Lasserre / Peter Orins): Minu Sangliers (Dave Rempis / Keefe Jackson / Christine Wodrascka / Didier Lasserre / Peter Orins):
Minuscules

(The Bridge Sessions -- France )

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The Bridge is a transatlantic network that connects improvisers across national boundaries, here connecting US Chicago-based musicians Keefe Jackson (saxophones & bass clarinet), Dave Rempis (saxophones), with French improvisers Christine Wodrascka (piano), Didier Lasserre (drums) and Peter Orins (drums) for a 2018 recording in Lille, France.

Wooley, Nate / Torben Snekkestad : Of Echoing Bronze Wooley, Nate / Torben Snekkestad :
Of Echoing Bronze

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Two trumpeters--Nate Wooley from New York City, and Torben Snekkestad from Norway, also performing on soprano sax--met in Copenhagen in 2015 for this live concert "KoncertKirken Blagards Plads", a monumental meeting of exploratory and investigative improvisation, using unusual and unorthodox techniques to their instruments to present 3 unique and singular dialogs.

Futterman, Joel / Greg Foster: Alabama Futterman, Joel / Greg Foster:
Alabama

(Shipwreck -- USA )

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Greg Foster has been merging poetry with music since the 60s, including work with Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Thelonious Monk, here joins pianist Joel Futterman also on curved soprano saxophone and Indian flute, accompanying Foster's potent words and messages in 8 poems, including the 19 minutes "Alabama Exequy" examining the pain and horror of racism.

London Jazz Composers Orchestra: That Time London Jazz Composers Orchestra:
That Time

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Released for their 50th anniversary, The LJCO, in configurations of up to 21 musicians including Derek Bailey, Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Peter Brotzmann, &c., perform works by Kenny Wheeler, Barry Guy, Paul Rutherford and Howard Riley, captured live at the Berliner Jazztage in 1972; at Donaueschingen Musiktage in 1972; in the studio in 1980; and London's Round House in 1980.

Leandre, Joelle / Lauren Newton / Myra Melford: Stormy Whispers Leandre, Joelle / Lauren Newton / Myra Melford:
Stormy Whispers

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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The 13th International Festival of Improvised Music "Ad Libitum" in Warsaw, 2018, themed "Women Alarm!", presented the new trio of Joëlle Léandre (double bass), Myra Melford (piano), and Lauren Newton (free improv voice), performing a masterfully energetic, quirky and indescribably enthralling set of trio and duo improvisations titled "Whisper" 1 through 8.

Phillips, Barre: Thirty Years In Between [2 CDs] Phillips, Barre:
Thirty Years In Between [2 CDs]

(Victo -- Canada )

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The title to be taken literally, these two solo concerts recorded in Canada by French-based US bassist Barre Phillips, the first recorded at Vancouver Western Front in 1989, the 2nd from the 35th International Festival Music Festival of Victoriaville in 2019, both exemplary concerts showing his masterful skills and ability to captivate then and now.

Rempis, Dave / Elisabeth Harnik / Michael Zerang: Triple Tube Rempis, Dave / Elisabeth Harnik / Michael Zerang:
Triple Tube

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Recording in Graz, Austria in 2019 at the club Tube's, Chicago alto saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Michael Zerang, frequent collaborators with Ken Vandermark and The Resonance Ensemble, joined with Austrian improvising and classical pianist Elisabeth Harnik to record three exuberant and incredibly informed improvisations: "Triple Tube" I through III.

Conference Call (Gebhard Ullmann / Michael Jefry Stevens / Joe Fonda / Dieter Ulrich): Prism Conference Call (Gebhard Ullmann / Michael Jefry Stevens / Joe Fonda / Dieter Ulrich):
Prism

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The tenth Conference Call album and the first with drummer Dieter Ulrich taking over for former drummers Matt Wilson, Han Bennink, George Schuller and Gerry Hemingway, the 20 years journey for this transatlantic band leading to this album captured in the studio in Central NY while on tour, performing 3 original compositions from Ullman, 2 from Fonda, and 2 from Stevens.

Lauzier, Philippe / Eric Normand : Not the music : Les temps fluos [PRINT  w/ DOWNLOAD] Lauzier, Philippe / Eric Normand :
Not the music : Les temps fluos [PRINT w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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An album of quiet improvisation focused on timbre, rhythm and pensive pacing from the duo of bass clarinetist Philippe Lauzier and bassist Éric Normand, also using objects to create mysterious tones and acoustic sonics, released as a limited 300g paper card hand-printed by Normad with an accompanying download code, 1 of 2 art cards initiating an 8-card series.

Doneda, Michel: Monstre (PRINT w/ DOWNLOAD) Doneda, Michel:
Monstre (PRINT w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Performing on soprano and sopranino saxophones, French saxophonist Michel Doneda is heard in concert at Tiasci in Paris for three "Monstre" solo improvisations of quietly emphatic playing using extended techniques and unusual phrasing, released as a limited 250g paper card hand-printed by Normad with an accompanying download code, 1 of 2 art cards initiating an 8-card series.

Taylor, Cecil / Tony Oxley: Birdland / Neuburg 2011 Taylor, Cecil / Tony Oxley:
Birdland / Neuburg 2011

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Performing in the intimacy of the Birdland Jazz Club in 2011, New York innovative pianist Cecil Taylor met with London free jazz legendary percussionist and long-time associate in The Feel Trio, Tony Oxley, Taylor's rapid often percussive approach to the keys pairing with Oxley's percussive work, and both invoking lyrical beauty from the other.

Coltrane, John Quartet: My Favorite Things Graz 1962 Coltrane, John Quartet:
My Favorite Things Graz 1962

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

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The 2nd volume from tenor & soprano saxophonist John Coltrane 1962 tour of Europe and Scandinavia, heard here in late November at Stefaniensaal, Graz with his quartet of pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones, the band playing classic numbers under the influence of Coltrane's expanding drive to transform his music toward greater freedom.

Lewis, George / Ozana Omelchuk (Studio Dan): Breaking News Lewis, George / Ozana Omelchuk (Studio Dan):
Breaking News

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

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Two works commissioned by the Austrian Studio Dan ensemble: "As We May Feel" by George Lewis, referencing visionary engineer Vannevar Bush's concepts of data linking & association, in a work reminding how music recombines and associates; and Oxana Omelchuk's double concerto for two trombonists, "Wow and Flutter", taking listeners on a profound journey through recording technologies.

Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura: Pentas: Tribute to Eric and Chris Stern Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura:
Pentas: Tribute to Eric and Chris Stern

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura (The NatSat Duo) launch their project Pentas with this album, their 7th as a duo, with compositions from each musician and dedicated as a tribute to Eric and Chris Stern, elder inspirational fans who spoke with the duo after the NY premiere of this music, upon learning that Eric passed away that very night.

Krakow Improvisers Orchestra: KIO at Cricoteka Krakow Improvisers Orchestra:
KIO at Cricoteka

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The 13-piece Krakow Improvisers Orchestra approaches their music through conduction and improvisation, founder Paulina Owczarek leading the ensemble in an impressive 3-part work recorded in the studio, an exciting and quirky set using mostly acoustic instrumentation through reeds, brass and two drummer/percussionist, 2 bass players, free vocal improv, synth & guitar.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Tapio, Jorma / Kaski: Aliseen Tapio, Jorma / Kaski:
Aliseen

(577 -- USA )

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Finnish saxophone & flute player Jorma Tapio and his group Kaski of Ville Rauhala on bass and Janne Tuomi on drums & percussion, with both Tapio and Tuomi playing Kantele, a traditional plucked string instrument, present a beautifully rich and spiritual album named for a shaman's trip to the underworld, reflecting on local folk music and free jazz traditions.

Pateras / Baxter / Brown: Live At L'Usine Pateras / Baxter / Brown:
Live At L'Usine

(Cave12 -- Switzerland )

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Using prepared piano (Anthony Pateras), prepared guitar (David Michael Brown) and drums (Sean Baxter) this live concert of two improvisations was captured at l'Usine in Geneva, Switzerland in 2006, an exploratory conversation of dynamic structures and sound that implicitly references modern compositional approaches to keyboard, strings and percussion.

Jerkagram / Martin Escalante : Parkour Jerkagram / Martin Escalante :
Parkour

(577 -- USA )

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Ater a concert in Los Angeles with Martin Escalante on the same bill, the twin brothers, guitarist Derek Gaines and drummer Brent Gaines, asked the extreme saxophonist to join them in the creation of a new, cathartic form of improvisation, filled with angst and dramatic release, ending with an extended journey in sound and squawk; a gripping album of gritty improv.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
Vanishing Light...

(Ayler -- France )

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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber): All Those Yesterdays Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber):
All Those Yesterdays

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Using hard bop as his jumping off point, Swiss saxophonist Omri Ziegele Tomorrow Trio with Christian Weber on bass and Han Bennink on drums--musicians who have toured and performed together over years--went into the studio hot off of a 13 day tour to record these 6 Ziegele original compositions, lyrically balanced with room for exemplary soloing and group interplay.

Flaherty, Paul / Randall Colbourne / James Chumley Hunt / Mike Roberson: Borrowed From Children Flaherty, Paul / Randall Colbourne / James Chumley Hunt / Mike Roberson:
Borrowed From Children

(577 -- USA )

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Describing his music as "freeform", legendary saxophonist Paul Flaherty uses the music of Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, late-period Coltrane, Peter Brötzmann, &c. as the inspiration for this exhilarating live album captured at Willimantic Records, CT with his quartet of Randall Colbourne on drums, James Chumley Hunt on trumpet, and Mike Roberson on electric guitar.

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD] Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $22.00    

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Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Trrma': The Earth's Relief Trrma':
The Earth's Relief

(577 -- USA )

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The project of Southern Italy's Giovanni Todisco (percussion) and Giuseppe Candiano (synthesizer), since 2015 touring Japan and Europe to perform in festivals and venues, this album presents their experimental improvisation combining classic afrikaans and symphonic percussion with modular synthesis, merging ancient rhythms with modern electronic excitement.

Various Artists (Barry Guy/Joelle Leandre/Rafal Mazur/Paal Nilssen-Love/Zlatko Kaucic/Agusti Fernand Various Artists (Barry Guy/Joelle Leandre/Rafal Mazur/Paal Nilssen-Love/Zlatko Kaucic/Agusti Fernandez/Mats Gustafsson/Ken Vandermark/Mikolaj Trzaska/Peter Brotzmann/Steve Swell/Per Ake Holmlander/Maya Homburger):
Not Two... But Twenty [5 CDs in Wooden Box]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Not Two Records celebrates their 20th Anniversary with a festival in Wlen, Poland, inviting 13 of the finest European & US improvisers--Guy, Leandre, Mazur, Nilssen-Love, Kaucic, Fernandez, Gustafsson, Vandermark, Trzaska, Brotzmann, Swell, Holmlander, & Homburg--performing in configurations from duo to quintet, released in a limited 5-CD wooden box set.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver : Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver :
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1

(577 -- USA )

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After decades playing together, the quartet of Daniel Carter on tenor sax, trumpet & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, release the first of two planned studio albums, with two extended and remarkably warm collective excursions bookending a shorter "Scintillate", in an exceptionally solid album of masterful modern jazz.

Toyozumi / Tan / Countryman: Turtle Bird Toyozumi / Tan / Countryman:
Turtle Bird

(FMR -- UK )

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The entire first set and the final selection from the last set of a live concert at at Tago Jazz Cafe, in Quezon City, Philippines from the trio of Simon Tan on acoustic bass, Rick Countryman on alto saxophone, and Sabu Toyozumi on drums, including the full performance of material from their Chasing the Sun album; fluid, intelligent, captivating free jazz.

Shipp, Matthew: The Piano Equation Shipp, Matthew:
The Piano Equation

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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The title referencing the discipline and often mathematical basis behind New York pianist Matthew Shipp's work, balanced by fascinating abstractions and a curious mind that drives Shipp's remarkable journeys in solo improvisation, these 11 pieces draw together fundamental elements of the jazz idiom and transform them into something intelligently complex and uniquely Shipp.

Hwang, Jason Kao / Andrew Drury / Ken Filiano: Human Rites Trio Hwang, Jason Kao / Andrew Drury / Ken Filiano:
Human Rites Trio

(True Sound Recordings -- USA )

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Longtime bandmates Ken Filiano (bass) and Andrew Drury (drums) join violinist Jason Kao Hwang for 6 original compositions, each a progression of gestures, songs, movements and locations that bring the musicians into a state of discovery and compassion, completed during the COVID-19 pandemic and honoring healthcare workers and those tragically lost to the disease.

Dickey, Whit Trio (w/ Rob Brown / Brandon Lopez): Expanding Light Dickey, Whit Trio (w/ Rob Brown / Brandon Lopez):
Expanding Light

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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The long-running collaboration of NY drummer Whit Dickey and alto saxophonist Rob Brown is joined by relative newcomer, bassist Brad Lopez, in this new trio performing original Whit Dickey compositions that fuel extraordinary collective improvisation, a hard-blowing band that unleashes their controlled creativity in a cycle of six pieces reflecting the power of the universe.

Brotzmann, Peter: 14 Love Poems [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter:
14 Love Poems [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Germany )

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Reissuing German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann's 1984 solo album on the FMP label, inspired by a poetry booklet by Kenneth Patchen of the same name, a little known poet whose booklet Brötzmann carried with him around the time of this recording, evoking passionate and emotional playing on alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinets, & tarogato.

Mai, Luca T.: Heavenly Guide [VINYL] Mai, Luca T.:
Heavenly Guide [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Starting with a skronky and dark version of Thelonious Monk's "Epistrophy", saxophonist Luca T. Mai of the Italian improv/rock/avant band Zu presents his debut solo album, taking his listeners on a profound journey from heavy improvisation to layered drones and soundscapes, an astonishing excursion between the celestial heights and the dark abyss.

Raska, Katariin / Christian Meaas Svendsen: Finding Ourselves In All Things Raska, Katariin / Christian Meaas Svendsen:
Finding Ourselves In All Things

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Two distinctive tracks from the Norwegian duo of Katariin Raska-Torupill on Estonian bagpipe and Christian Meaas Svendsen on double bass: "Melting With Butterflies" is a work of ecstatic repetition, filled with chaos and joy, building in intensity; "The Way Mountains Make Love" is an immense, profoud and potent lower register work of dark solidity.

Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein): Astroturf Noise  [VINYL] Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein):
Astroturf Noise [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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Astroturf Noise is Sam Day Harmet on mandolin, Sana Nagano on violin, Zach Swanson on bass, Billy Martin on percussion, and Sarah Bernstein on violin, living at the intersection of American folk & roots music and free improvisation, using effects and sonic additions in an unusual mix that the quintet makes completely natural and all their own.

Rempis, Dave / Tomeka Reid / Joshua Abrams: Ithra Rempis, Dave / Tomeka Reid / Joshua Abrams:
Ithra

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Chamber-oriented jazz that borrows from compositional forms by three leaders of the Chicago improv scene--Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophone, Tomeka Reid on cello, and Joshua Abrams on bass--in a collective work that demonstrates the unity of stylistic approaches through the thoughtful integration of a variety of styles and strategies.

Brown, Marion: Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited Brown, Marion:
Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited

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

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Reissuing two essential albums from saxophonist Marion Brown--Why Not? (ESP, 1968) and Porto Novo (Polydor, 1969)--the first recorded in NY in a quartet with pianist Stanley Cowell, bassist Sirone and drummer Rashied Ali, the second recorded in The Netherlands in a trio with Han Bennink on drums and Maarten Van Regteren Altena on double bass; essential.

New York Contemporary Five: Consequences Revisited New York Contemporary Five:
Consequences Revisited

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

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Though short-lived, the New York Contemporary Five brought together NY free players Don Moore on bass, J.C. Moses on drums, Archie Shepp on tenor saxophone, and Don Cherry on trumpet with Danish alto saxophonist John Tchicai, in a remastered edition of their 1966 album "Consequences", expanded with Shepp's revisiting of the material in a sextet with Sunny Murray and Ted Curson.

Lewis, James Brandon / Chad Taylor: Live in Willisau Lewis, James Brandon / Chad Taylor:
Live in Willisau

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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After their 2018 Off Label release Radiant Imprints, the dynamic pairing of James Brandon Lewis on tenor sax and drummer Chad Taylor, also on Mbira, are heard live at the Jazz Festival Willisau in 2019 for an exciting concert where the two present and reference pieces by Coltrane, Mal Waldron, Duke Ellington, & Dewey Redman, alongside original work from each; superb!

Hawkins, Alexander / Tomeka Reid : Shards & Constellations Hawkins, Alexander / Tomeka Reid :
Shards & Constellations

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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With intricate interplay and textural passages, Chicago improvising cellist Tomeka Reid and UK pianist Alexander Hawkins present their first collaboration, an exciting set of rapid interchanges of pointillistic playing and introspective playfullness, 9 collective dialogs alongside Leroy Jenkin's piece for "Albert Ayler (His Life Was Too Short)".

Normand, Eric: Demission Definitive Du Patron Normand, Eric:
Demission Definitive Du Patron

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Two large compositions by Montreal bassist Éric Normand, the first in a quintet with Camille Brisson, Antoine Simard, Marc-Antoine Mackin and Sébastien Maltais, using electronics, objects and motors; the second an acoustic work performed by the Quasar saxophone quartet of Marie-Chantale Leclerc, Mathieu Leclerc, André Leroux & Jean-Marc Bouchard.

Bascaille: Quelque chose Bascaille:
Quelque chose

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Insanely inventive and obsessive, the Bascaille trio of Antoine Letourneau-Berger, Olivier Tremblay-Noel and Tom Jacques use a mix of traditional and world percussive devices, homemade instruments, objects and amplification to create works of contemporary art and percussion, using equal temperament, microtonality, noise music, improvisation, unison, and polyrhythms.

Servant, Robin: Du Souffle Et De L'Espace Servant, Robin:
Du Souffle Et De L'Espace

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Using a diatonic accordion and electronics, Robin Servant from Rimouski, Canada explores the acoustics of the places he visits by making them vibrate with his accordion and electronics, presenting 3 recordings from concerts in PiedNu in Le Havre, France, the Old Theater of St-Fabien, in Quebec, Canada, and at the Beaulieu Culturel du Temiscouata, in Quebec.

Robinson, Perry / Andrea Centazzo: The Journey Robinson, Perry / Andrea Centazzo:
The Journey

(Ictus -- Italy )

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In the spring of 2015 multi-reedist and wind player Perry Robinson travelled to Southern California for a series of concerts, recording this duo with Italian percussionist living on the US West Coast Andrea Centazzo, a free and open session with Robison on clarinet, micro ocarina & bird calls, and Centazzo also using a MalletKat & sampling.

Yandsen, Yong / Christian Meaas Svendsen / Paal Nilssen-Love: Hungry Ghosts Yandsen, Yong / Christian Meaas Svendsen / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Hungry Ghosts

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Chinese Buddhism defines "Hungry Ghosts" as beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way, an apt description of this trio's dynamic and often bristling collective free jazz, with Malaysian saxophonist Yong Yandsen and Norwegians, Christian Meaas Svendsen on bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums, performing live in Kuala Lumpur, 2018.

MacroQuarktet, The: The Complete Night: Live At The Stone NYC [2 CDs] MacroQuarktet, The:
The Complete Night: Live At The Stone NYC [2 CDs]

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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NYC Downtown mainstays, trumpeters Dave Ballou and Herb Robertson, are heard in a full concert at The Stone in NYC in 2007 with bassist Drew Gress and drummer Tom Rainey, concentrating their work in the Satoko Fuji Orchestra and Orange Then Blue into their own quartet, this their first performance together their energy, inventivenss and enthusiasm is on full display.

Evangelista, Karl (w/ Alexander Hawkins / Louis Moholo-Moholo / Trevor Watts): Apura! [2 CDs] Evangelista, Karl (w/ Alexander Hawkins / Louis Moholo-Moholo / Trevor Watts):
Apura! [2 CDs]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Filipino guitarist Karl Evangelista translates the name of the seminal South African sextet Chris McGregor Group's album "Very Urgent" to the tagalog equivalent--"Apura!"-- recording in London with McGregor group drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo and kindred soul Trevor Watts on saxophones, plus luminary pianist Alexander Hawkins, for a sophisticated album of exemplary collective improv.

Bain, Andrew / Alex Bonney / Peter Evans / John O'Gallagher: No Boundaries [VINYL] Bain, Andrew / Alex Bonney / Peter Evans / John O'Gallagher:
No Boundaries [VINYL]

(Whirlwind -- UK )

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London drummer & percussionist Andrew Bain leads a quartet with Alex Bonney on electronics & live processing, Peter Evans on trumpet & flugelhorn, and John O'Gallagher on alto sax, through two improvisations performed live at The Hexagon, Midlands Arts Centre, in Birmingham, UK in 2017, challenging idiom, genre & instrumental boundaries in a thorougly modern jazz ensemble.

Waade, Adrian Loseth : Kitchen Music Waade, Adrian Loseth :
Kitchen Music

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Norwegian violinist Adrian Løseth Waade's first release as a leader is this melodically-inclined album of brightly evocative improvisation, buoyant strings and creative rhythmic drive with Waade providing all compositions, performed with Kjartan Laereid Gullikstad on guitar, Bardur Reinert Poulsen on bass, and Simon Olderskog Albertsen on drums.

Webber/Morris Big Band: Both Are True Webber/Morris Big Band:
Both Are True

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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Since 2015, composers-performers-conductors Anna Webber and Angela Morris have brought their compositions and playing skill to their Webber/Morris Big Band, 18 stellar New York improvisers integrating improvisation and composed material in unorthodox ways & with extra-musical sources, heard here at Roulette in Brooklyn in 2018 and at Buckminster Forest in 2019.

Dietrich, Don: Option [VINYL] Dietrich, Don:
Option [VINYL]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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Recorded in 2019 as part of the OPTION series in Chicago, this is only Borbetomagus saxophonist Don Dietrich's second solo album, which is surprisingly his first solo performance, using an amplified tenor sax modified by effect pedals on a wild and boisterously harrowing performance of free improvisation by one of the preeminent practitioners of noise jazz.

Dickey, Whit (w/ Nate Wooley / Matthew Shipp): Morph [2 CDs] Dickey, Whit (w/ Nate Wooley / Matthew Shipp):
Morph [2 CDs]

(ESP -- USA )

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Two albums released together as a single-priced 2-CD set, NY drummer, composer and free improviser Whit Dickey leads two groupings: on Reckoning, a duet with frequent collaborator, pianist Matthew Shipp; and Pacific Noir, a trio with Shipp and trumpeter Nate Wooley; both superb examples of modern jazz with creative inventiveness and virtuouso execution.

Ellman, Liberty: Last Desert Ellman, Liberty:
Last Desert

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Guitarist/composer Liberty Ellman's album takes its name from the four deserts--Atacama in South America, the Gobi in China, the Sahara in Egypt, and the "White Desert" of Antarctica--in seven sophisticated compositions performed with Steve Lehman on alto sax, Stephan Crump on bass, Damion Reid on drums, Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, and Jose Davila on tuba.

Shirioshi, Patrick: Descension [VINYL] Shirioshi, Patrick:
Descension [VINYL]

(Thin Wrist -- USA )

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A layered work of solo saxophone, electronics and noise from LA free improviser Patrick Shiroishi, the work often dark and primal contrasted with warmly passionate playing, in a work that reflects on the history of concentration camps for Japanese-American citizens during World War II, and on the current struggles of minorities around the globe; cathartic.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: The Riddle Of Steel Metal Chaos Ensemble:
The Riddle Of Steel

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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This Boston-area collective ensemble explores chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments, heard in this 2019 recordings with three horns, doubled percussion and electronics, analog synthesis, and driving drum and bass work from Yuri Zbitnov and Mike Gruen, leveraging the Evil Clown arsenal of percussive devices as they perform an extended improvisations covering a wide scope of sonority and concept.

Marsella, Brian: Gatos Do Sul Marsella, Brian:
Gatos Do Sul

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Pianist and composer Brian Marsella leads an all-star octet including Cyro Baptista, Mark Feldman, Jon Irabagon performing Marsella's lyrical and upbeat compositions inspired by classical, jazz, and folkloric Brazilian music and influenced by composers from Ernesto Nazareth, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Pixinguinha to Baden Powell and Egberto Gismonti; irrepressible!

Laswell, Bill (incl. Pharoah Sanders / Herbie Hancock / Chad Smith): Against Empire Laswell, Bill (incl. Pharoah Sanders / Herbie Hancock / Chad Smith):
Against Empire

(Mod Reloaded -- USA )

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Four rich and soulful pieces of electric jazz with an often Mwandishi-feel, from bassist Bill Laswell in a 9-piece ensemble of outstanding improvisers: Pharoah Sanders on sax, Peter Apfelbaum on sax, flute & keyboards, Herbie Hancock on electric piano, and 5 drummer/percussionsts--Jerry Marotta, Chad Smith, Hideo Yamaki, Satoyasu Shomura and, Adam Rudolph.

Futterman, Joel / Alvin Fielder / Ike Levin Trio: Live At The Blue Monk Futterman, Joel / Alvin Fielder / Ike Levin Trio:
Live At The Blue Monk

(Charles Lester Music -- USA )

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A burning live album presenting two sets of collective free jazz at Portland, Oregon's Blue Monk in 2006 from the trio of frequent collaborators Alvin Fielder on drumsn, Joel Futterman on piano, soprano sax & wooden flute, and Ike Levin on tenor saxophone & bass clarinet, a concert of great range, from explosive freneticism to introspective spaciousness.

Futterman / Levin / DuRoche: Timeless Memories Futterman / Levin / DuRoche:
Timeless Memories

(JDF/CLM -- USA )

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Bringing together exemplary jazz musicians from three cities--Virginia-based pianist Joel Futterman, Bary Area multi-reedist Ike Levin, and Portland, OR percussionist Tim DuRochse, for two sets of dynamic collective free jazz with a lyrical intent, joyfully spontaneous music that unfolds in ways that appear composed through the compatibility and familiarity of each artist.

Turbulence: Friction Coefficients Turbulence:
Friction Coefficients

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Saxophonist & flutist Bonnie Kane (W.O.O.) joins the Turbulence group, the extended horn section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra from Boston area collective Evil Clown led by David Peck (PEK), a concert that was live-streamed to Youtube during the Covid-19 Pandemic in February 2020, in a sextet with four reedists, two trumpeters, electronics, drums & extensive percussion.

Morris, Joe : Instantiation: Switches Morris, Joe :
Instantiation: Switches

(Glacial Erratic -- USA )

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The 4th in improving guitarist and composer Joe Morris' Instantiation series, where each part is unique, composed with specific notated and operational components such that it impossible to perform any of them the same way twice; performed with two active Boston improvisers, trombonist Eric Stilwell (hear on Joe Morris Trio "Value") and cellist & bassist Brad Barrett.

Douglas, Dave (w/ Joey Baron / Dave Adewumi / Matt Stevens / Fabian Almazan / Carmen Rothwell): Dizz Douglas, Dave (w/ Joey Baron / Dave Adewumi / Matt Stevens / Fabian Almazan / Carmen Rothwell):
Dizzy Atmosphere - Dizzy Gillespie at Zero Gravity

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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Trumpeter Dave Douglas' tribute to the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, exploring the many facets of the great Be-Bop progenitor's work, including the more experimental side of his discography, performed with a band of great lyrical NY jazz musicians: Dave Adewumi on trumpet, Matt Stevens on guitar, Fabian Almazan on piano, Carmen Rothwell on bass, and Joey Baron on drums.

Bruckmann, Kyle: Triptych (Tautological) Bruckmann, Kyle:
Triptych (Tautological)

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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Performing on oboe, English horn and live electronics, West Coast double-reedist Kyle Bruckmann presents three extended solo works of deep electroacoustic binding, each dedicated to a writer, artist or musician: "A Spurious Autobiography for John Barth (2015)"; "An Extruded Introversion for Blixa Bargeld (2016)"; and "A Fuzzy Monolith for James Turrell (2015)".

Futterman, Joel: Silhouettes Futterman, Joel:
Silhouettes

(Progressive Records -- USA )

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This '93 solo concert at Norfolk Academy in Virginia finds free jazz pianist Joel Futterman reflecting on standards and jazz repertoire by inference & reference, improvising over 7 original compositions and Coltrane's "Naima", with moments of lyrical delicacy, savvy swinging sections, and reflective Monk moods, all filtered through his Futteran's powerful creative drive.

 

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