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271 products
Lindsay, Arto : Encyclopedia of Arto [2 VINYL LPS]

Lindsay, Arto

Encyclopedia of Arto [2 VINYL LPS]

(Northern Spy)
USA

Price: $25.95
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NY-based Arto Lindsay's diverse career includes No Wave band DNA, Ambitious Lovers with Peter Scherer, acclaimed Brazilian-tinged pop records, and improvising with a great set of Downtown NY players, much of which is presented in this excellent cross-section of his work to date.

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Kullrusk: Spring Spring Spring Spring Spring [180 g RED VINYL]

Kullrusk

Spring Spring Spring Spring Spring [180 g RED VINYL]

(Moserobie Music)
Sweden

Price: $24.95
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A limited reissue of the 2005 release from the quartet of Jonas Kullhammar (amplified clarinet & tenor sax), Per Johansson (amplified clarinet & alto sax), Sven Lindvall-Bjarton (bass), & Martin Jonsson-Vistalite (drums), in a great blend of free & contemporary jazz.

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Zummo, Peter: Lateral Pass [VINYL]

Zummo, Peter

Lateral Pass [VINYL]

(Foom)
UK

Price: $23.95
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Originally written as the score for the Trisha Brown Dance Company production of the same name, Zummo's "Lateral Pass" features Arthur Russell on amplified cello and vocals, Bill Ruyle and Mustafa Ahmed on percussion, Guy Kluvecsek on accordion, and Zummon on trombone.

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Zorn, John: Transmigration Of The Magus

Zorn, John

Transmigration Of The Magus

(Tzadik)
USA

Price: $15.95
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Inspired by the Gnostic philosophies of the Nag Hammadi library, Zorn invokes the mystical journey of the soul through the bardo as a tribute to the passing of Lou Reed, presented by his Gnostic Trio of Bill Frisell, Kenny Wollesen, and Carol Emanuel, plus guests.

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Zorn, John: The Song Project Vinyl Singles Edition [6 7" + 32 page booklet]

Zorn, John

The Song Project Vinyl Singles Edition [6 7" + 32 page booklet]

(Tzadik)
USA

Price: $55.95
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In celebration of his 60th Birthday, Zorn asked his most acclaimed vocal collaborators to write lyrics to select compositions from his vast musical catalog, peformed by an all-star band of Zorn regulars, presented in a beautiful box set of 7" records and a 32-page book.

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Zorn, John: The Last Judgment

Zorn, John

The Last Judgment

(Tzadik)
USA

Price: $16.95
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Zorn's Templar Quartet of Mike Patton (voice), John Medeski (organ), Trevor Dunn (bass), and Joey Baron (drums), present the final CD of their Moonchild septology, emotional and wrenching music for the accusations of heresy charged against the medieval Knights Templar order.

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Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol. 3. - Pauls Hall, Huddersfield

Zorn, John

The Hermetic Organ Vol. 3. - Pauls Hall, Huddersfield

(Tzadik)
USA

Price: $13.95
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The third in John Zorn's solo organ is performed live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 2013, performing with unusual sonorities, spectral experimentation, hypnotic moods and stirring melodies.

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Zorn, John: John Zorn's Olympiad The Early Game Pieces

Zorn, John

John Zorn's Olympiad The Early Game Pieces

(Tzadik)
USA

Price: $13.95
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New York electric guitar quartet Dither (Gyan Riley, Taylor Levine, Joshua Lopes, James Moore) initiate John Zorn's Olympiad series, recording Zorn's early pre-Cobra game pieces "Fencing", Curling", and "Hockey".

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Zanussi 5 (Zanussi / Moster / Mathisen / Hegdal / Nilssen): Live In Coimbra

Zanussi 5 (Zanussi / Moster / Mathisen / Hegdal / Nilssen)

Live In Coimbra

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $15.95
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Bassist Per Zanussi and Zanussi 5 peforming live in Coimbra, Portugal at the 2013 Jazz ao Centro Festival, with drummer Gard Nilssen filling out the rhythm section and three reeds providing the front end for their powerful set balancing lyrical and free playing.

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Wright, Jack / John Nystrom: Audible Shadows

Wright, Jack / John Nystrom

Audible Shadows

(Spring Garden Music)
USA

Price: $11.95
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Concert recordings from live performances at Dickenson College in Carlisle, PA in 2009 and again in 2010 from saxophonist Jack Wright and drummer Johan Nystrom, both using extended and unusual techniques in a beautifully paced album of subtle and surprising free improvisation.

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Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark: East By Northwest

Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark

East By Northwest

(Pleasure of the Text Records)
USA

Price: $13.95
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A superb live set between trumpeter Nate Wooley and multi-reedist Ken Vandermark performing on clarinet, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone, captured live at the 2014 Okka Fest in Milwaukee, intelligent free improvisation balancing introspection and fire.

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Wooley, Nate (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran): Battle Pieces

Wooley, Nate (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran)

Battle Pieces

(Relative Pitch)
USA

Price: $13.95
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"Battle Pieces" was conceived as a background for an improviser, using linguistics, tape processes & aleatoric concepts to fashion an ever-shifting composition that supplies the soloist with information within the context of an ever-changing series of densities, velocities and silences.

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Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano: From Wolves To Whales

Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano

From Wolves To Whales

(Aerophonic)
USA

Price: $13.95
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The free improvising quartet of Nate Wooley (trumpet), Dave Rempis (sax), Pascal Niggenkemper (bass), and Chris Corsano (drums), bridging ridiculously great technical skills with creative curiosity and forward thinking concepts for superb results.

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Wollesen / Haffner / Naujo: Rasa Rasa

Wollesen / Haffner / Naujo

Rasa Rasa

(Tzadik)
USA

Price: $13.95
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Rasa Rasa members Kenny Wollesen, Dalius Naujo, Jonathon Haffner and Sean Francis Conway present the ancient polyphonic vocal music of Lithuania using a mix of ensembles, reviving the infectious grooves and ancient vocal rounds, aided by new instruments devised by Wollesen.

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Wintsch, Michel : Roof Fool

Wintsch, Michel

Roof Fool

(Hatology)
Switzerland

Price: $18.95
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Innovative and idiosyncratic Swiss pianist Michel Wintsch in a set of original compositions that combine ambient sound and intentionality, displaying great technical skills and a unique mind that embraces melody and the unexpected aspects of improvisation.

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WHO Trio (Hemingway / Wintsch / Oester): Zoo [2 CDS]

WHO Trio (Hemingway / Wintsch / Oester)

Zoo [2 CDS]

(Auricle)
USA

Price: $22.95
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Percussionist Gerry Hemingway's Who Trio with Michel Wintsch on piano and synth, and Banz Oester on double bass and lamp, in an outstanding 2 CD release contrasting their work in acoustic improvisation with "electric" improv, albeit an unusual take on the latter.

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Watts, Trevor: Veracity

Watts, Trevor

Veracity

(FMR)
UK

Price: $14.95
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Pure Trevor Watts performing solo on the alto saxophone, showing his lyrical and technical skills in full force through 13 studio recordings, from succinct tracks of a minute in length to longer displays of powerful playing with great skill and ingenuity.

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Wastell, Mark: Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands

Wastell, Mark

Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands

(Confront)
UK

Price: $12.95
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This long overdue re-issue celebrates the unique encounter of eleven like-minded musicians from Japan, England, Wales, Germany, Basque Country & Norway, brought together in the studio for one day only for this daytime recording session followed by an evening concert.

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Warren, Geoff: The Quartet Album

Warren, Geoff

The Quartet Album

(FMR)
UK

Price: $14.95
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Focusing on the flute, Geoff Warren's quarter with Raffaele Pallozzi (piano), Marco Di Marzio (bass) and Walter Caratelli (drums) present an impressive melodic and informed album of contemporary jazz quoting Roland Kirk, Soft Machine, folk music and much more.

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Wang, Hong-Kai and Mattin: Collapsing Ourselves

Wang, Hong-Kai and Mattin

Collapsing Ourselves

(Mount Analogue)
Sweden

Price: $19.95
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A unique album of self-aware conversation from Hong-Kai Wang and Mattin, who record themselves responding to their own dialog, addressing those responses to the audience and adding their reaction to the final recordings, creating an abstract spoken ambiance.

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Von Wyl, Luzia Ensemble: Frost

Von Wyl, Luzia Ensemble

Frost

(Hatology)
Switzerland

Price: $18.95
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Swiss pianist/composer Luzia von Wyl and her Ensemble of jazz and classical performers presents von Wyl's compositions that borrow from modern and early jazz, chamber music and world sources, in works that draw on her experiences traveling and performing through the world.

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von Orelli 5, Marco : Alluring Prospect

von Orelli 5, Marco

Alluring Prospect

(Hatology)
Switzerland

Price: $18.95
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Innovative arrangements in trumpeter Marco von Oreilli's quintet release, performed with trombonist Lukas Briggen, pianist Michael Wintsch, bassist Kasper von Gruningen, and drummer Samuel Duhsler, through 7 original and lyrical compositions that never fail to surprise.

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Vincente / Pinheiro / Faustino / Franco: Clocks And Clouds

Vincente / Pinheiro / Faustino / Franco

Clocks And Clouds

(FMR)
UK

Price: $14.95
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Referencing Ligeti's composition of the same name, Portuguese trumpeter Luis Vicente is joined by 2/3 of the RED Trio--Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano) & Hernani Faustino (bass)-- along with drummer Marco Franco, to record an album of lively collective improvisation of great skill.

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Vertical Squirrels (Fischlin, Heble, Melville, Warren): Time of the Sign

Vertical Squirrels (Fischlin, Heble, Melville, Warren)

Time of the Sign

(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Canada

Price: $15.95
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An incredibly informed instant-composing ensemble drawing on free jazz and post rock sensibilities with nods to Indian ragas, jazz-inflected minimalism, Zappa-esque bouts of sonic anarchy, and German rock music from the 1970s, captured live at Toronto, Guelph and Hamilton, Canada in 2012.

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Velkro (Simon / Meidell / Candeias): Don't Wait for the Revolution

Velkro (Simon / Meidell / Candeias)

Don't Wait for the Revolution

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $15.95
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A multi-national trio from Slovenia (Bostjan Simon-sax), Norway (Stephan Meidell-guitar, bass & electronics) and Portugal (Luis Candeias-drums) bringing a diverse set of modern influences including electronics, alternative rock and sound/noise to excellent free improvisation.

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Various Artists: I Never Meta Guitar Three

Various Artists

I Never Meta Guitar Three

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $15.95
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The 3rd issue from Elliott Sharp's compiled series of guitar work in the 21st century, demonstrating new sounds, processes, techniques, melodies, riffs and gestures from a who's-who of modern improvising guitarists, a must-have release for all guitar fans and players.

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Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan: Stereo Trumpet

Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan

Stereo Trumpet

(Relative Pitch)
USA

Price: $13.95
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Recordings of two German trumpeters--Birgit Uhler and Leonel Kaplan--both using extended techniques and modern instrumental language, splitting their recordings between the left and right channels for clarity in their fascinating and unconventional dialogs.

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Udu Calls Trio feat. William Parker: The Vancouver Tapes

Udu Calls Trio feat. William Parker

The Vancouver Tapes

(Long Song Records)
Italy

Price: $14.95
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A live recording from 1999 in Vancouver, two extended improvisations from drummer Tiziano Tononi's UDU Calls Trio featuring William Parker on double bass; Tiziano Tononi on drums, congas, gong, bells & whistles; Daniele Cavallanti on saxophone, Ney flute and bells.

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Uchihashi, Kazuhisa / Noid / Tamara Wilhelm: I Hope It Doesn't Work

Uchihashi, Kazuhisa / Noid / Tamara Wilhelm

I Hope It Doesn't Work

(Mikroton Recordings)
Russia

Price: $14.95
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Three unusual voices in electroacoustic improv from Uchihashi Kazuhisa on guitar and daxaophone, Tamara Wilhelm on DIY electronics, and Noid on cell, recorded at two concerts: Kleylehof/Nickelsdorf in 2011; and festival Konfrontationen 2013.

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Turner, Roger & Otomo Yoshihide: The Last Train

Turner, Roger & Otomo Yoshihide

The Last Train

(Fataka)
UK

Price: $14.95
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UK free improvising drummer Roger Turner meets Japanese guitarist Otomo Yoshihide at the Hara Museum, Tokyo in the winter of 2013 for a performance that balances introspective improvisation with assertive and authoritative playing for a captivating and dynamic album.

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