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RED Trio: Live in Munich [CASSETTE with download code]

RED Trio

Live in Munich [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits)
USA

Price: $8.95
In Stock

Two excellent side-long tracks from an incredible show in Munich recorded in April 2014 from Portugal's free improvising Red Trio of Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano), Hernani Faustino (bass) and Gabriel Ferrandini (drums), their first release on a US label.

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Butcher, John / Andy Moor: Experiments With A Leaf

Butcher, John / Andy Moor

Experiments With A Leaf

(Unsounds)
Netherlands

Price: $15.95
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Since working together in Thermal, saxophonist John Butcher and The Ex guitarist Andy Moor have collaborated in live performance, here recording in a cathedral in Berne, Switzerland in 2013, using its natural reverb to augment their impeccably paced and inspired dialog.

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Schlippenbach, Alexander Von Trio: Pakistani Pomade [VINYL]

Schlippenbach, Alexander Von Trio

Pakistani Pomade [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos)
Austria

Price: $29.95
In Stock

One of saxophonists Evan Parker's favorite recordings from the long-running trio led by pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach with drummer Paul Lytton, the powerhouse free improvised "Pakistani Pomade" alubm is reissued on 180 gram vinyl with its original cover.

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Zach, Ingar / Miguel Angel Tolosa: Loner

Zach, Ingar / Miguel Angel Tolosa

Loner

(Sofa)
Norway

Price: $16.95
In Stock

Using electronics, field recordings, and acoustic percussion, the duo of Ingar Zach and Miguel Angel Tolosa (Ubeboet) create murky soundscapes punctuated and driven by percussion and ringing tones, rich ea-improv using tone and drones to envelope the listener.

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Common Objects: Butcher / Davies / Davies / Patterson: Whitewashed with Lines [2 CDs]

Common Objects: Butcher / Davies / Davies / Patterson

Whitewashed with Lines [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre)
UK

Price: $24.95
In Stock

A double CD featuring two extended live performances by the electroacoustic quartet of John Butcher (sax), Angharad Davies (violin), Rhodri Davies (harps) & Lee Patterson (amplifed devices), one an improv from Durham in 2013, the other a graphic score from Newcastle, 2014.

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Necks, The: The Necks Box [8 CD BOX SET]

Necks, The

The Necks Box [8 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records)
UK

Price: $79.95
In Stock

Formed in Australia the late 1980s by Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton, the Necks play post-jazz, post-rock, post-everything, slowly morphing improvised music, here in a limited numbered box set presenting 8 of their CDs from the UK Recommended Records label.

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Zorn, John: The Song Project Live At LPR

Zorn, John

The Song Project Live At LPR

(Tzadik)
USA

Price: $16.95
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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, first released as a 7" box set, and now here in red velvet covered CD package from a live performance in NYC, 2015.

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Coleman, Steve & the Council of Balance: Synovial Joints

Coleman, Steve & the Council of Balance

Synovial Joints

(Pi Recordings)
USA

Price: $14.95
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Composer and alto saxophonist Steve Coleman in a superb modern jazz album, written by applying characteristics of human synovial joints to compositional process, and using "camouflage orchestration" to orchestrate players into the fore-, middle- and background.

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Evans, Charles / Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky: On Beauty

Evans, Charles / Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky

On Beauty

(More Is More)
USA

Price: $12.95
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NY baritone saxophonist Charles Evans wrote this through-composed 9 part work for soprano saxophone great David Liebman, who joins Evans in a quartet with pianist Ron Stabinsky and bassist Tony Marino, performing a chamber jazz work of strong melody and subtle allure.

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Transmit (Buck / Mayas / Dougherty / Welburn): Radiation

Transmit (Buck / Mayas / Dougherty / Welburn)

Radiation

(Monotype)
Poland

Price: $15.95
In Stock

Transmit revolves around the writing, drumming and guitar of Tony Buck, with the core line-up of Magda Mayas on keys, James Welburn on bass, and Brendan Doughety on drums, performing driving guitar, throbbing bass, chiming chords, swelling organ and propulsive drumming.

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Baloni: Ripples [VINYL]

Baloni

Ripples [VINYL]

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $24.95
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The trio of Belgian reedist Joachim Badenhorst, French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot, and French-German bassist Pascal Niggenkemper formed the Baloni trio in Brooklyn in 2008, presenting a blend of chamber and free jazz; reserved to frenetic playing that consistently surprises.

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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
In Stock

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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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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Webster, Colin + Mark Holub: Viscera

Webster, Colin + Mark Holub

Viscera

(New Atlantis)
USA

Price: $11.95
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A biting and propulsive recording of free noise improv and rock from rising stars of the UK/European avant scene--Colin Webster on alto, tenor and baritone sax, and Mark Holub on drums--in their 4th album as a power duo playing ecstatic, guttural free jazz.

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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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TOTEM> (Eisenbeil / Blancarte / Drury): Voices of Grain

TOTEM> (Eisenbeil / Blancarte / Drury)

Voices of Grain

(New Atlantis)
USA

Price: $11.95
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Interactive, muscular NY improvisation from guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil, electric bassist Tom Blancarte, and drummer Andrew Drury, extending Totem>'s intensity & group empathy while expanding their range of expression in compositions balancing free playing and mysterious soundwork.

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Shipp, Matthew Trio: To Duke

Shipp, Matthew Trio

To Duke

(RogueArt)
France

Price: $15.95
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Pianist Matthew Shipp's trio with Whit Dickey on drums and Michael Bisio on bass, take on Duke's Ellington's classic compositions, adding free elements and unexpected angles without losing the melodic charm of these classic jazz standards; recommended.

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Sorey, Tyshawn Trio: Alloy

Sorey, Tyshawn Trio

Alloy

(Pi Recordings)
USA

Price: $14.95
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Drummer Tyshawn Sorey's trio with bassist Christopher Tordine and pianist Cory Smythe in an album dedicated to Butch Morris and to his mother; intelligent and pensively restrained through-composed jazz influenced by modern composition as much as the history of the jazz trio.

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Schlippenbach Trio: First Recordings

Schlippenbach Trio

First Recordings

(Trost Records)
Austria

Price: $16.95
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These 1972 trio recordings of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's Trio with Evan Parker on tenor & soprano sax, and Paul Lovens on drums recording at the Workshop Freie Musik at the Acadamy of the Arts, Berlin, were found in the FMP archives and are issued for the first time ever.

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Perlowin, Shane / Jacob Wick : Objet A [CASSETTE]

Perlowin, Shane / Jacob Wick

Objet A [CASSETTE]

(Prom Night Records)
USA

Price: $8.95
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A freely improvised collaboration between Ahleuchatistas guitarist Shane Perlowin and trumpeter Jacob Wick, both using a contemplative approach of unusual and extended techniques while allowing space and tension to develop their deceptively rich dialog.

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Parker, Evan: Monoceros

Parker, Evan

Monoceros

(psi)
UK

Price: $16.95
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The four part "Monoceros" was recorded by saxophonist Evan Parker, here on soprano, in 1987, originally for the Incus label, here in a remastered form with Parker showing his masterful use of the extended techniques that have influenced a generation of players.

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Pao: PÃO

Pao

PÃO

(Shhpuma)
Portugal

Price: $15.95
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The Portugese trio of Pedro Sousa (sax), Tiago Sousa (keys & percussion) and Travassos (tapes and electronics), using amplified objects and circuit bending amidst acoustic and electric sources that blends melodic sound sources in rich and unexpected ways.

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Detail: Stevens / Pedersen / Gjerstad: First Detail

Detail: Stevens / Pedersen / Gjerstad

First Detail

(Rune Grammofon)
Norway

Price: $16.95
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Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad started the forward thinking free improv group Detail in 1981 with Eivin One Pederson on keys and SME legend, drummer John Stevens; this live recording of the original lineup is a fantastic document of the roots of this important band.

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Palestine, Charlemagne & Rhys Chatham: Youuu + Mee = Weee [3 CDs]

Palestine, Charlemagne & Rhys Chatham

Youuu + Mee = Weee [3 CDs]

(Sub Rosa)
Belgium

Price: $19.95
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This is the first recorded collaboration between Charlemagne Palestine on Bosendorfer piano, orgue Yamaha and voice, and Rhys Chatham on trumpet, loop pedal & electric guitar, presenting a large and slowly evolving composition spread across 3 CDs.

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Palestine, Charlemagne & Rhys Chatham: Youuu + Mee = Weee (First) [VINYL]

Palestine, Charlemagne & Rhys Chatham

Youuu + Mee = Weee (First) [VINYL]

(Sub Rosa)
Belgium

Price: $15.95
In Stock

LP edition of the 1st of 3 CDs from the collaboration between Charlemagne Palestine on Bosendorfer piano, orgue Yamaha and voice, and Rhys Chatham on trumpet, loop pedal & electric guitar, presenting a large and slowly evolving composition.

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Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach: Stockholm Connection [3 CDs]

Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach

Stockholm Connection [3 CDs]

(Umlaut Records)
Sweden

Price: $36.95
In Stock

A unique 3CD-box from Umlaut Records putting in attention the musical collaborations between two of Sweden's most headstrong musicians: the pioneers Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrom and Sven-Ake Johansson.

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Mattin : Songbook #5

Mattin

Songbook #5

(Disembraining Machine )
Australia

Price: $19.95
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Mattin takes 5 spontaneous 5-minute songs from 5 musicians, and a 25 minute concert structured by 5 instructions based on those song titles, then records vocals for the 5 songs as a singing lecture, then superimposes all 3 to create the five 5-minutes songs on this album.

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Lacy, Steve Four: Morning Joy ...Paris Live [reissue]

Lacy, Steve Four

Morning Joy ...Paris Live [reissue]

(Hatology)
Switzerland

Price: $18.95
Out of Stock

One night at the Paris Sunset Club by saxophonist Steve Lacy's Quartet with Steve Potts on sax, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass and Oliver Johnson on drums, performing an exuberant mix of Lacy originals and Thelonius Monk tunes, remastered & expanded for Hat's 40th Anniversary.

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Berne's, Tim Snakeoil: You've Been Watching Me

Berne's, Tim Snakeoil

You've Been Watching Me

(ECM)
Germany

Price: $14.95
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Saxophonist Tim Berne in his 3rd ECM album, leading his NY band Snakeoil, now a quintet with guitarist Ryan Ferreira joining pianist Matt Mitchell, clarinetist Oscar Noriega, and percussionist Ches Smith, for intricate, dynamic and sophisticated modern jazz.

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Lacy, Steve: Cycles (1976-80) [2 CDs]

Lacy, Steve

Cycles (1976-80) [2 CDs]

(Emanem)
UK

Price: $24.95
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Solo saxophone performances of three of Steve Lacy's cycles--"Shots", "Sands", and "Hedges"--recorded in concert and in the studio in the late 70's and 1980, with the majority of the material previously unreleased; thoughtful, technical, lyrical, astounding music from a true master!

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Lacy, Steve: School Days (1960/3)

Lacy, Steve

School Days (1960/3)

(Emanem)
UK

Price: $16.95
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Presenting a 1963 gig by the quartet of Steve Lacy (saxophone), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Dennis Charles (drums) and Henry Grimes (bass), playing piano-less interpretations of the music of Thelonious Monk; plus Lacy with the Monk Quintet live in Philadelphia, 1960.

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Lacy, Steve: The Complete Remastered Recordings [10 CD Box Set]

Lacy, Steve

The Complete Remastered Recordings [10 CD Box Set]

(Black Saint/Soul Note)
Italy

Price: $75.95
In Stock

Reissuing and remastering 9 of Steve Lacy's Black Saint/Soul Note albums from 1976-1993, including Trickles, Revenue, Troubles, Regeneration, Change of Season, Dutch Masters, The Condor, The Cry (2 Sets), and Vespers.

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Detail: Stevens / Pedersen / Gjerstad: First Detail [VINYL + CD]

Detail: Stevens / Pedersen / Gjerstad

First Detail [VINYL + CD]

(Rune Grammofon)
Norway

Price: $21.95
In Stock

Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad started the forward thinking free improv group Detail in 1981 with Eivin One Pederson on keys and SME legend, drummer John Stevens; this live recording of the original lineup is a fantastic document of the roots of this important band.

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Costa, Carlo Quartet: Sediment

Costa, Carlo Quartet

Sediment

(Neither/Nor Records)
USA

Price: $14.95
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A new NY label from percussionist Carlo Costa in its 1st release, a quartet with Steve Swell on trombone, Sean ali on bass and Jonathan Moritz on sax, presenting an improvisational language that subsumes the individual players into a distinct group sound.

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Butcher, John / Gino Robair: Bottle Breaking Heart Leap [VINYL]

Butcher, John / Gino Robair

Bottle Breaking Heart Leap [VINYL]

(Alt.Vinyl)
UK

Price: $24.95
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An amazing example of modern free improv from two modern masters--John Butcher on tenor and soprano sax, acoustic and amplified; and percussionist Gino Robair on energized surfaces, blippoo box--playing with frightening intensity in perfectly paced dialog.

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Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith: Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916)

Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith

Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916)

(Balance Point Acoustics)
USA

Price: $12.95
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Three free improvisations for voice & double bass + improvisations on Hugo Ball's Six Sound Poems from the duo of free improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk and double bassist Damon Smith.

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Biota: Funnel To A Thread

Biota

Funnel To A Thread

(Recommended Records)
UK

Price: $14.95
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The unique Biota collective continues with this beautiful album of layered and organized sound work, a beguiling mix of acoustic and electronic instrumentation that flows in unique and exquisite ways, belying the incredible detail to process and mixing.

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Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love): Worse For The Wear

Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)

Worse For The Wear

(Aerophonic)
USA

Price: $13.95
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The fifth release from the international power trio of Dave Rempis (sax), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello & electronics) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) in a rewarding release of heavy grooves, offset by introspective soundscapes and moments of quiet beauty.

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Angles 9: Injuries [VINYL 2 LPs]

Angles 9

Injuries [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $35.95
In Stock

Now a nine-piece, Martin Kuchen leads the magnificently powerful Angles band through 7 demanding compositions, with trumpeter Magnus Broo back in the band alongside Alexander Zethson, Mattias Stahl, Jonan Berthling, Andreas Werlin, Eirik Hegdal, Mats Aleklint & Goran Kajfes.

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Alcorn, Susan: Soldad

Alcorn, Susan

Soldad

(Relative Pitch)
USA

Price: $13.95
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Pedal Steel guitar innovator Susan Alcorn in a mostly solo release, beautifully performing 4 lush compositions by Astor Piazzolla, with bassist Michael Formanek joining for the Alcorn-penned "Suite for AHL".

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Sun Ra: Sun Song [VINYL]

Sun Ra

Sun Song [VINYL]

(Delmark)
USA

Price: $13.95
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Reissuing Sun Ra's first album from 1957 on Transition Records, in a band including John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, Julian Priester, Wilburn Green, &c., with Sun Ra's original liner notes and poetry, a must-have release for Sun Ra fans.

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Rohrer, Samuel / Max Loderbauer / Claudio Puntin : Ambiq [VINYL]

Rohrer, Samuel / Max Loderbauer / Claudio Puntin

Ambiq [VINYL]

(Arjunamusic)
Germany

Price: $15.95
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Berlin based Ambiq (Max Loderbauer (Buchla200e), Samuel Rohrer (drums, Kaos pad, electronics) and Claudio Puntin (clarinets, mallets, electronics)) create electro-acoustic soundscapes pitting unusual electronic voices against acoustic structures.

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Nelson, Matt: Lower Bottoms [VINYL]

Nelson, Matt

Lower Bottoms [VINYL]

(Tubapede)
USA

Price: $15.95
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Brooklyn saxophonist Matt Nelson in a solo album of extended saxophone techniques along with a litany of guitar effects pedals, all run through a large 70's era Peavy combo amp with real-time feedback manipulation, a unique album of muscular playing and unusual soundscape.

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Gate, The (feat Tim Dahl / Nate Wooley): Stench [VINYL]

Gate, The (feat Tim Dahl / Nate Wooley)

Stench [VINYL]

(Smeraldina-Rima)
Belgium

Price: $24.95
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Massive, disturbing sound sculptures and forbidding landscapes, just what you'd expect from an album named "Stench" by tuba & amp player Dan Peck's The Gate, with Nate Wooley on trumpet & amp, Tim Dahl & Tom Blancarte on electric bass, and Brian Osborne on percussion.

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Blacksberg, Daniel Trio (w/ Matt Engle & Mike Szekely): Perilous Architecture [VINYL]

Blacksberg, Daniel Trio (w/ Matt Engle & Mike Szekely)

Perilous Architecture [VINYL]

(NoBusiness)
Lithuania

Price: $25.95
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Brooklyn trombonist Dan Blacksberg's and the powerful rhythm section of bassist Matt Engle (Shot X Shot) & drummer Mike Szekely (Anthony Braxton Quartet) in their 2nd NoBusiness release, performing compositions pushing the limits of the trombone while adhering to jazz roots.

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Lacerda / Manso / Nilssen-Love / Zenicola: Bota Fogo [VINYL]

Lacerda / Manso / Nilssen-Love / Zenicola

Bota Fogo [VINYL]

(Bocian Records 2014/QTV/PNL)
Norway

Price: $19.95
In Stock

A live recording of two extended improvisations at Audio Rebel's Quintavant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from the quartet of Arthur Lacerda on guitar and electronics, electric bassist Felipe Zenicola, guitarist Eduardo Manso, and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love.

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Shipp, Matthew /  Mat Walerian Duo: The Uppercut: Live At Okuden

Shipp, Matthew / Mat Walerian Duo

The Uppercut: Live At Okuden

(ESP)
UK

Price: $13.95
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New York pianist Matthew Shipp in a live concert at Okunden Music Concert Series in 2015 with Polish woodwind player Mat Walerian, performing on alto saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, flute; 10 lyrical and beautifully paced original jazz compositions.

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Gustafsson, Mats / Merzbow / Balazs Pandi / Thurston Moore: Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper [2 CDs]

Gustafsson, Mats / Merzbow / Balazs Pandi / Thurston Moore

Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper [2 CDs]

(Rarenoise Records)
USA

Price: $17.95
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The followup to "Cuts" by Japanese noisemaker Merzbow (aka Masami Akita), Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and Hungarian drummer Balazs Pandi, adding Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore to create a supergroup of vicious sonic improvisation spanning 4 nations.

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Fujii, Satoko Tobira: Yamiyo Ni Karasu

Fujii, Satoko Tobira

Yamiyo Ni Karasu

(Libra)
Japan

Price: $16.95
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Pianist Satoko Fujii's Tobira ("door") expands the original trio configuration of Todd Nicholson on bass and Takashi Itani on drums, with trumpeter/husband Natsuki Tamura, playing inventive free improvisation with sophistication in melodic heads and superb soloing.

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Fraufraulein (Billy Gomberg & Anne Guthrie): Extinguishment

Fraufraulein (Billy Gomberg & Anne Guthrie)

Extinguishment

(Another Timbre)
UK

Price: $15.95
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Three exquisite electro-acoustic compositions by the New York-based duo of Anne Guthrie (french horn, electronics, recordings) and Billy Gomberg (bass guitar, recordings), using a combination of field recordings, electronics and improvisations on French horn and bass guitar.

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Kaze: Uminari

Kaze

Uminari

(Circum-Libra)
Japan

Price: $16.95
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Natsuki Tamura & Christian Pruvost on trumpets, Satoko Fuji on piano and Peter Orins on drums for a quartet where all members are active compositional contributors, creating a powerful ensemble sound with strong soloing using modern creative techniques; excellent!

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Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Berlin: Ichigo Ichie

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Berlin

Ichigo Ichie

(Libra)
Japan

Price: $16.95
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Pianist Satoko Fujii's large ensemble blending masterful Japanese and Euro players like Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Natsuka Tamura with Matthias Schubert, Gebhard Ullmann, &c., with Fujii's compositions amazingly flexible frameworks that lend themselves to great soloing and ensemble playing.

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Tredici Bacci / ENPSE: Vai! Vai! Vai!/Concetti  [CASSETTE with download code]

Tredici Bacci / ENPSE

Vai! Vai! Vai!/Concetti [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits)
USA

Price: $8.95
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On the A side Simon Hanes leads a 14 piece ensemble in an homage to the late 60s/70s Italian soundtracks with a film score to a fictional film "Vai! Vai! Vai!"; on the B side, the improvising Ensemble for the Exploration of New Perspectives in Collective Sound Exploration.

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Boxhead Ensemble: La Hora Magica [CASSETTE with download code]

Boxhead Ensemble

La Hora Magica [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits)
USA

Price: $8.95
In Stock

A soundtrack of sorts, organized from improvised recordings between Boxhead Ensemble leader Michael Krassner and Adam Busch (Manishevitz, Sonoi) and Wil Hendricks (Califone, Simon Joyner, Lofty Pillars, etc), creative and immersive music to get lost in.

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

Lindsay, Arto

Encyclopedia of Arto [2 VINYL LPS]

(Northern Spy)
USA

Price: $25.95
In Stock

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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Zummo, Peter: Lateral Pass [VINYL]

Zummo, Peter

Lateral Pass [VINYL]

(Foom)
UK

Price: $23.95
In Stock

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
In Stock

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
In Stock

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
In Stock

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

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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

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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

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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 / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano: From Wolves To Whales

Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano

From Wolves To Whales

(Aerophonic)
USA

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Vincente / Pinheiro / Faustino / Franco: Clocks And Clouds

Vincente / Pinheiro / Faustino / Franco

Clocks And Clouds

(FMR)
UK

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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TiPPLE (Gjerstad / Norton / Watson): No Sugar on Anything

TiPPLE (Gjerstad / Norton / Watson)

No Sugar on Anything

(Circulasione)
Norway

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The trio of NY players David Watson on electric guitar, Kevin Norton on percussion, vibes and marimba, and Norwegian Frode Gjerstad on multiple reeds, for 9 uniquely voiced free improvisations recorded in the studio; diverse concepts in reflective and moving dialog.

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Thollem + Chase: Dub Narcotic Session

Thollem + Chase

Dub Narcotic Session

(New Atlantis)
USA

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Vanguard pianist Thollem McDonas, and NY drummer Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) in a duo of "blues, punk rock, honky tonk, and folk with abstract maximalism and raw technical integrity".

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Thing, The With Thurston Moore: Live

Thing, The With Thurston Moore

Live

(The Thing Records)
Austria

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On tour for their album "Boot!", the Scandinavian free-jazz monsters of Mats Gustafsson (sax), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) and Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (bass) teamed up with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth fame at London's Cafe OTO to produce some heavy improvised thunder.

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Thing, The: Viking [VINYL 7-Inch]

Thing, The

Viking [VINYL 7-Inch]

(The Thing Records)
Norway

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A 2 song EP from The Thing--Mats Gustaffson (sax), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (bass) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums)--reprising their "MONO" release, the title track a Bob Weston remix of that hard-hitting number; and "Bruremarsj" an abstract take on a traditional Norwegian wedding march.

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Teletopa (Collins / Evans / Aherns / Frampton): Tokyo 1972 [VINYL 3 LPs]

Teletopa (Collins / Evans / Aherns / Frampton)

Tokyo 1972 [VINYL 3 LPs]

(Splitrec)
Australia

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The 1972 recording at a Tokyo radio station of the forward-thinking improvisation of David Ahern (violin, percussion, electronics), Roger Frampton (percussion, electronics, saxophone), Peter Evans (percussion, electronics) and Geoffrey Collins (flute, percussion electronics).

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Teletopa (Collins / Evans / Aherns / Frampton): Tokyo 1972 [2 CDs]

Teletopa (Collins / Evans / Aherns / Frampton)

Tokyo 1972 [2 CDs]

(Splitrec)
Australia

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The 1972 recording at a Tokyo radio station of the forward-thinking improvisation of David Ahern (violin, percussion, electronics), Roger Frampton (percussion, electronics, saxophone), Peter Evans (percussion, electronics) and Geoffrey Collins (flute, percussion electronics).

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Taylor, Cecil : Garden 1st Set

Taylor, Cecil

Garden 1st Set

(Hatology)
Switzerland

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Reissue and 2015 remaster of Cecil Taylor's superb live set at Grosser Saal Volkshaus, in Basel, Switzerland in 1981, performing solo over three extended improvisations, presented for the first time in the original concert sequence.

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Tabuenca, Luis: Volaverunt

Tabuenca, Luis

Volaverunt

(Aural Terrains)
UK

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Combining composition & improvisation, percussionist Luis Tabuenca based each of these 9 pieces on a print from Goya's critical series "Los Caprichos", orchestrating with saxophone, cello, clarinets, piano, & voice, allowing freedom around determined structure.

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Sylvian, David (w/ Franz Wright / Christian Fennesz): There's a Light That Enters Houses With No Oth

Sylvian, David (w/ Franz Wright / Christian Fennesz)

There's a Light That Enters Houses With No Other House In Sight

(Samadhi Sound)
UK

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David Sylvian's long form composition is a collaboration with American Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright, with music performed by Sylvian, Christian Fennesz and John Tilbury in a single long narrated work of insight and remarkable electroacoustic accompaniment.

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