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Swell, Steve (w/ Brown / Hwang / Ulrich / Boston / Pugliese): Music for Six Musicians: Hommage a Oli Swell, Steve (w/ Brown / Hwang / Ulrich / Boston / Pugliese):
Music for Six Musicians: Hommage a Olivier Messiaen

(Silkheart -- France )

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Steve Swell presents an homage to composer Olivier Messiaen in a sextet with Rob Brown (saxophone), Jason Kao Hwang (violin & viola), Robert Boston (piano & organ), Tomas Ulrich (cello), and Jim Pugliese (drums & percussion) performed live at Metro Baptist Church in NYC, 2017, a presentation of encompassing and passionate free music that knows little boundary.

Helias, Mark / Tom Rainey / Tony Malaby: The Signal Maker Helias, Mark / Tom Rainey / Tony Malaby:
The Signal Maker

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Double bass player Mark Helias leads his Open Loose trio, founded in 1996 and currently comprised of Tom Rainey on drums and Tony Malaby on tenor sax, taking Helias' compositions and reworking them live until they become the dozen magnificent pieces recorded on this album, a diverse, flexible and creative set of approaches to jazz and free improvisation.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos: Piano Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos:
Piano

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A unique take on the piano, with both participants--Ernesto Rodrigues and Carlos Santos--approaching the physical aspects of the instrument, somewhat beyond prepared piano, as the two record not just the strings but the wood, metal and most likely wheels of the instrument, creating a cantankerous display of sound that unfolds slowly; idiosyncratic and noteworthy.

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Karyobin (1968) [2017 REISSUE] Spontaneous Music Ensemble:
Karyobin (1968) [2017 REISSUE]

(Emanem -- Spain )

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The 2nd SME record to be issued, a 1968 classic of free improvisation as the quintet of John Stevens, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Dave Holland, and Kenny Wheeler, the 1st SME to feature their new organisational method, here remastered with far superior sound and balance than previous issues, with new notes by Evan Parker, Dave Holland and Martin Davidson plus session photos.

Khan, George: Ah! (1968-2005) [2 CDs] Khan, George:
Ah! (1968-2005) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Spain )

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An essential retrospective of UK saxophonist and flutist George Khan's long career featuring 4 concerts: a 1980 duo with People Band percussionist Terry Day; a 1968 quintet with Peter Lemer (piano), Albert Kovitz (clarinet), Frank Flowers (double bass) and Terry Day; in 1975 with Terry Day and bassist Charlie Hart; and solo in London around 2005 at Mopomoso.

Musicianer (Sinton / Ajemian / Taylor): Slow Learner Musicianer (Sinton / Ajemian / Taylor):
Slow Learner

(Iluso -- USA )

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Sidney Bechet referred to fellow musician as "musicianers", the title for New York baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton's trio with Jason Ajemian on acoustic bass and Chad Taylor on drums and percussion, in an outstandingly creative and compelling album of modern jazz showing the strong links between these three, dating back to their work together in Chicago in the 80s.

Sinton, Josh: Krasa Sinton, Josh:
Krasa

(Irabbagast -- USA )

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New York reedist Josh Sinton takes the contrabass clarinet on a wild ride, performing live with no overdubs, using clip-on mics, a mixing board, a sans amp box, a volume pedal, and a bass amp, as he explores sonic possibilities and unexpected directions for this big reed instrument in his quest to redefine the old Slavic word for beauty or splendor: krasa.

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens): Warsaw Concert Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):
Warsaw Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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After 44 years, the UK/European free improvising trio of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach with saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer Paul Lovens, present this, their 20th album, an incredible extended performance plus a brief coda recorded during the Ad Libitum Festival at the Polish broadcasting, a testament to masterful skill and the endurance of free jazz.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol. 5 _Philharmonie De Paris Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Vol. 5 _Philharmonie De Paris

(Tzadik -- USA )

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During a week in April 2017 John Zorn travelled to Paris, where he performed several concerts including "The Interpretation of Dreams", presented an evening with guests, and performed solo on the organ at the Grande salle Pierre Boulez, the full concert of which is presented on this CD, along with 30 minutes of recordings made before the evening's concert.

Bohlen, Katharina / Reinald Noisten / Claudius Reimann : Long Clarinets - Short Stories? Bohlen, Katharina / Reinald Noisten / Claudius Reimann :
Long Clarinets - Short Stories?

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Extending the realm of reeds in improvisation, the trio of three clarinetists--Katharina Bohlen, Reinald Noisten, and Claudius Reimann--perform on clarinet and bass clarinet with a diverse set of approaches, opening their 12 movement work with a trio of bass clarinets, and then permuting bass, b-flat clarinets and sax with remarkable technique.

Zorn, John / Eugene Chadbourne: 1977-1981 [VINYL LP + BOOK] Zorn, John / Eugene Chadbourne:
1977-1981 [VINYL LP + BOOK]

(Song Cycle -- Italy )

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Deluxe box set edition of the 1998 Materiali Sonori CD, originally released to accompany the book release of "Sonora: John Zorn", here in its first vinyl release presenting early Downtown NY recordings between the duo of Zorn and guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, with vital players including Tom Cora, Polly Bradfield, Davey Williams, Fred Frith, Mark Kramer, &c.

Bishop, Jeb / Dan Ruccia: Scratch Slice Jag Bishop, Jeb / Dan Ruccia:
Scratch Slice Jag

(Out & Gone Records -- USA )

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Trombonist Jeb Bishop and North Carolina-based Out & Gone Collective member, violist Dan Ruccia, after touring and performing with Eugene Chadbourne, Dan Lilley, and David Menestres, found their sound so compatible that they recorded this duo album using the languages of free jazz, chamber music, and extended improvisations to create something unexpected and rare.

Taylor, Hollis: Absolute Bird [2 CDs] Taylor, Hollis:
Absolute Bird [2 CDs]

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )

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An unusual and distinctive record from violinist and ornithologist Hollis Taylor, a book with 2 CDS presenting 41 tracks of recordings of the Australian pied butcherbird, each track pairing a bird, environmental sound, and a single instrumentalist, with an impressive list of performers who take unique approaches to the challenge of accompanying a bird.

Remote Viewers, The : Last Man In Europe Remote Viewers, The :
Last Man In Europe

(Remote Viewers -- UK )

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The saxophone-heavy UK improvising band Remote Viewers returns to a trio format, with founders David Petts on tenor sax and Adrian Northover on soprano sax, plus John Edwards on double bass, as the stripped-down band employs signature harmonic territory and compositional approaches, making this a distinctively concentrated and welcome Remote Viewers album.

Schindler, Udo / Johannes Ollinger / Dine Doneff: Waterway Schindler, Udo / Johannes Ollinger / Dine Doneff:
Waterway

(FMR -- UK )

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The quirky acoustic trio of German improvisers Udo Schindler on clarinet, saxophone, cornet, and Euphonium, Johannes Ollinger on acoustic guitar and toys, and Dine Doneff on double bass, waterphone, and toys, the odd instrumentation adding surprising textures and disorienting angles to really fine dialog, technically, melodically, and eccentrically.

Tomlinson, Alan Trio ( w/ Dave Tucker / Phillip Marks): Out And Out Tomlinson, Alan Trio ( w/ Dave Tucker / Phillip Marks):
Out And Out

(FMR -- UK )

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London Jazz Composers Orchestra trombonist Alan Tomlinson, performing on tenor and alto trombone, with his trio of Dave Tucker on guitar and Phillip Marks on percussion, are caught live in Birmingham, Lancaster, London, and during the Harwich Festival, from 2009-16, demonstrating the strong rapport and exciting dialog these players have developed over years performing together.

Leap of Faith Orchestra: Supernovae Leap of Faith Orchestra:
Supernovae

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Boston area composer and multi-instrumentalist David Peck developed a unique approach to scoring for this large and idiosyncratic ensemble, referred to as Frame Notation, giving descriptions of sonority, time scale, events, playing occurrences, &c, leaving a great deal of freedom for these extraordinary musicians, as borne out in their incredible and extended performance.

Area, David / Tomas Gris / Ernesto Rodrigues : Chorismos Area, David / Tomas Gris / Ernesto Rodrigues :
Chorismos

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An album of patience and concentrated listening from the lowercase trio of David Area on electronics, Tomas Gris on guitar and objects, and Ernesto Rodrigues on harp and objects, each player subtly coaxing sounds out of their instruments while the electronics act as environmental ambience over which tones slowly voice, recede and occasionally punctuate.

Fujiwara, Tomas : Triple Double Fujiwara, Tomas :
Triple Double

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Drummer Tomas Fujiwara's sextet is actually two trios interacting, with fellow drummer Gerald Cleaver, both Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook on guitar, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet and Ralph Alessi on trumpet, the pairings forming unisons and contrasts that add an unrestrained sense of enthusiasm and excitement to Fujiwara's sophisticated compositions.

Bynum, Taylor Ho : Enter the Plustet [VINYL] Bynum, Taylor Ho :
Enter the Plustet [VINYL]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum draws on a variety of techniques from improvised conduction to big band orchestration to deconstructed fanfares, with a large 15 member ensemble of impressive improvisers embodying a diversity of generations, backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender, presenting three large scale compositions that are ambitious and wonderfully accomplished.

Halvorson, Mary: Away With You [VINYL 2 LPs] Halvorson, Mary:
Away With You [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Mary Halvorson continues her string of excellent modern jazz albums with this octet release with fellow guitarist Susan Alcorn, Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon & Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) and Ches Smith (drums).

Lux's, Matthew Communication Arts Quartet: Contra/Fact [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] Lux's, Matthew Communication Arts Quartet:
Contra/Fact [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Chicago bassist Matthew Lux (Isotope 217, Exploding Star Orchestra) in an album of effusive and spiritual percussive grooves under electronic and acoustic leads, performed with Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, electronics and percussion, Mikel Patrick Avery on drums, percussion, mellotron and more, and Jayve Montgomery on various woodwinds, samples and percussion.

Urpeth, Peter / Olie Brice / Terry Day / Ntshuks Bonga): Wraith Island (Live At Cafe Oto) Urpeth, Peter / Olie Brice / Terry Day / Ntshuks Bonga):
Wraith Island (Live At Cafe Oto)

(FMR -- UK )

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Actually four quartet improvisations and two duets, London creative improvisers Peter Urpeth on piano, Olie Brice on bass, Terry Day on drums and Ntshuks Bonga on saxophone took to Cafe Oto in January, 2017, to record this excellent album of collective free improvisation drawing on decades of experience in an absorbing and engaging concert.

Ullen, Lisa / Torsten Muller: Into The Staring Town Ullen, Lisa / Torsten Muller:
Into The Staring Town

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2014, the duo of Swedish pianist Lisa Ullen and German double bassist Torsten Muller perform two extended improvisations focused on music and sound, using extended techniques and unusual approaches to their instruments in service to the spontaneous flow of ideas between them, never excessive, always captivating.

Rodrigues, Ernesto /  Guilherme Rodrigues / Alexander Frangenheim: Underwater Music Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Alexander Frangenheim:
Underwater Music

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Like the Lisbon String Trio, this trio explores strings in a viola, cello and double bass trio configuration, from Creative Sources core players Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, and Alexander Frangenheim, exploring a classic trio concept towards new expressions and boundaries, through spritely interaction and sonic expedition.

Corso (Emilio Gordoa / Nicola L. Hein): Unwanted Pregnancy Corso (Emilio Gordoa / Nicola L. Hein):
Unwanted Pregnancy

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Mexican composer and vibraphonist based in Berlin since 2012, Emilio Gordoa in a duo with guitarist Nicola L. Hein, using preparations to their vibraphones, percussion, and guitar, in an 8 part composition of diverse approaches to improvisation, from exuberant interaction to Reich-like minimalism to cantankerous experimentation, a well-rounded and interesting album.

Halvorson, Mary Quartet (w/ Gress / Fujiwara / Okazaki): Paimon: The Book Of Angels Volume 32 Halvorson, Mary Quartet (w/ Gress / Fujiwara / Okazaki):
Paimon: The Book Of Angels Volume 32

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The final album from John Zorn's "Book of Angels" series presenting Zorn's Masada compositions, here with 10 previously unrecorded compositions from "Masada Book Two" performed by NY guitarist Mary Halvorson in a quartet with Drew Gress on bass, Tomas Fujiwara on drums, and Miles Okazaki on guitar, in an album of joyfully exciting and melodic improvisations.

Mori, Ikue (w/ Jim Black / Okkyung Lee / Sylvie Courvoisier): Obelisk Mori, Ikue (w/ Jim Black / Okkyung Lee / Sylvie Courvoisier):
Obelisk

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Ikue Mori's Obelisk project brings together her unique electronics with Downtown Scene key players, Jim Black on drums, Okkyung Lee on cello, and Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, an album driven by Mori's melodic compositions that take unexpected twists and turns in dramatic and lyrical playing, Mori's electronics bringing an exotic charm and ringing beauty to her works.

Taborn, Craig / Ikue Mori: Highsmith Taborn, Craig / Ikue Mori:
Highsmith

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two of Downtown NY's most innovative performers collaborate for an album placing the rich acoustic piano work of Craig Taborn beside the slippery electronics of Ikue Mori, the result of their live performances that started at New York's Village Vanguard in 2016 and leading to this album, which presents a set of 11 unique and sophisticated dialogs.

Burning Ghosts (Giddens / McLendon / Rosenboom / Vossler): Reclamation Burning Ghosts (Giddens / McLendon / Rosenboom / Vossler):
Reclamation

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Burning Ghost is the West Coast rock influenced improvising quartet of Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet, guitarist Jake Vossler, Richard Giddens on double bass, and Aaron McLendon on drums, in a fiery album of heavy playing that borrows from jazz and metal rock forms, with ominious political overtones in their titles while showing articulate and impressive playing skill.

Zorn, John: The Interpretation Of Dreams Zorn, John:
The Interpretation Of Dreams

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A new set of works from Downtown New York composer John Zorn inspired by the surrealism of Luis Bunuel and the psychotropic dream world of William S. Burroughs, in three compositions performed by Jack Quartet, the rhythm section from the piano quintet Obscure Objects of Desire, plus vivbraphonist Sae Hashimoto, pianist Steve Gosling, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey.

Shardik (Shellenberger / Buckley / Hollenberg) Shardik (Shellenberger / Buckley / Hollenberg):
Shardik

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Born from rock bands like Cleric and Simulacrum, this NY instrumental, improvising rock trio blends avant-garde classical, free jazz, dissonant math metal, ambient and world music into a powerful new mix, with Nick Shellenberger on bass and synth, Matt Buckley on drums & percussion, and Matt Hollenberg on guitar; intricate, edgy, demanding and driven music.

Rova::Orkestra: Electric Ascension (2003) Rova::Orkestra:
Electric Ascension (2003)

(Atavistic -- USA )

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New source for this amazing album: "Massive and intense in-studio interpretation of John Coltrane's masterwork, Ascension, as performed by an all-star ensemble featuring The Rova Saxophone Quartet, Nels Cline (Wilco), guitar legend Fred Frith, Ikue Mori (formerly of No New York stars DNA), turntable wizard Otomo Yoshihide, plus other stellar guests."-Larry Ochs

Brotzmann, Peter Group: Alarm (1981) Brotzmann, Peter Group:
Alarm (1981)

(Atavistic -- USA )

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Peter Brotzmann's 9-piece ensemble for the 164th NDR-JAZZWORKSHOP with the South African rhythm team of Harry Miller (bass) and Louis Moholo (drums), plus Frank Wright & Willem Breuker(sax), Hannes Bauer & Alan Tomlinson (trombone) and Alexander Von Schlippenbach (piano).

Braxton, Anthony : Solo (Victoriaville) 2017 Braxton, Anthony :
Solo (Victoriaville) 2017

(Victo -- Canada )

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On the 30th anniversary of the Victo Festival Anthony Braxton took to the stage for a magnificent solo performance on the alto sax, performing 8 spontaneous compositions and an 8+ minute version of "Body and Soul", seamlessly crossing lyrical and complex approaches to the horn using his unique intervallic, trimbral and diagrammatic language, a stunning and embraceable accomplishment.

Gjerstad, Frode / Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Houdan Gjerstad, Frode / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
The Houdan

(FMR -- UK )

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A live recording from Kongsberg Jazzfestival in 2017 between frequent collaborators, Norwegian improviser Frode Gjerstad on reeds and Chicago improviser Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics, their second FMR album as a duo, alongside their work in the Cello Quartet and VCDC, showing the progression of their dynamic and fascinating dialog.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: Out Of Silence Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
Out Of Silence

(FMR -- UK )

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Freely improvised music from the masterful duo of Canadian saxophonist Fracois Carrier and drummer/percussionist Michel Lambert, performing live at Ryan's Bar in Stoke Newington, London in 2015, seven tracks showing the depth of discussion between these two long collaborating musicians, supporting and pushing each other to great heights.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: The Word For it Now Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra:
The Word For it Now

(FMR -- UK )

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Recordings from the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra Festival in Scotland recorded in 2013 & 2015, the 20+ piece orchestra blending acoustic, electronic and vocal instruments into incredibly diverse and rich compositions, here presenting "A Peculiar Slumber" I & II, and the impressive and large work "A Bit in the Air", both exploring words and loss of control.

Insub Meta Orchestra: 13 & 27 Insub Meta Orchestra:
13 & 27

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Coordinated and composed by d'incise and Cyril Bondi, this incredible Swiss-based collective of 30 to 40 experimental musicians was founded in 2010 and has presented concerts and recordings since; this CD presents two works, "13 unissons" splitting the orchestra into 13 subgroups; and "27 times" where each musician plays 27 times in 30 minutes; phenomenal.

Mezei, Szilard / Tim Trevor-Briscoe / Nicola Guazzaloca : Exuvia Mezei, Szilard / Tim Trevor-Briscoe / Nicola Guazzaloca :
Exuvia

(FMR -- UK )

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An amazing example of extremely detailed collective free improvisation from the trio of Szilard Mezei on viola, Tim Trevor-Briscoe on alto & tenor saxophone, soprano clarinet, and bass clarinet, and Nicola Guazzaloca on piano, Mezei's strings adding a rapid-scatter of expressive playing, as the trio pitches forward and lays back for lyrical moments; astonishing!

Munich Rat Pack (Schindler / Kolb / Tramontana): Hell Dunkel: Sound Notes For Wind Trio Plus Munich Rat Pack (Schindler / Kolb / Tramontana):
Hell Dunkel: Sound Notes For Wind Trio Plus

(FMR -- UK )

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Live recordings from Pollat-Pavillion in Munich, Germany in 2015 from this seriously fun spontaneous collective improvising trio of Udo Schindler on reeds, cornet, euphonium, and monophonic analogue synthesizer, Philipp Kolb on trumpet, tuba and live electronics, and Sebastiano Tramontana on trombone, voice and whistling; expect the unexpected!

Muira, Yoko / Jean Michel Van Schouwburg: On The Shore Of Dreams Muira, Yoko / Jean Michel Van Schouwburg:
On The Shore Of Dreams

(FMR -- UK )

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The peforming duo of Tokyo pianist Yoko Miura on conventional piano, toy piano and melodica, and free improvising vocalist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg are recorded in the studio for 14 succinct and unusual improvisations, Fou Records leader Jean-Marc Foussat recording the affair and providing electronics on one track; wonderfully weird and informed.

Guy, Barry / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton: Deep Memory Guy, Barry / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton:
Deep Memory

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Inspired by Irish painter Hughie O' Donoghue, bassist and composer Barry Guy takes the same trio from his albums "Odyssey" and "Ithaka"--pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Paul Lytton--on an impressionist album of expressive and emotional playing, with lyrical and explosive peformances that reflect a haunting music showcasing each player's skills; stunning.

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori: Miller's Tale Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori:
Miller's Tale

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Collective improvisation from a quartet of masters -- NY based Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Mark Feldman on violin, Ikue Mori on electronics, and London improviser Evan Parker on soprano and tenor sax -- for four pieces as a quartet and five duos of varying configurations, folding back the structure of the band through more intimate conversations; simply excellent.

Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega): Roulette of the Cradle Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega):
Roulette of the Cradle

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Tenor and soprano saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's NY band with guitarist Mary Halvorson, pianist Kris Davis, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Tom Rainey in their 3rd album as Anti-House, with strong compositions pushing the quintet into great improvisational territory as the band pushes and pulls each other to create something greater than each player.

Isotope Ensemble: Yttrium Isotope Ensemble:
Yttrium

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An incredible example of Creative Sources/Ernesto Rodrigues' large electroacoustic ensembles, blending acoustic and electronic sources in slow moving and subtle improvised works of a large scale, here with 12 musicians layering string, brass, keys, percussion, synth and computer into a mysterious harmonic and hallucinatory convergence of powerful intention.

Muche, Matthias / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nicola L. Hein / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santo: Klang Muche, Matthias / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nicola L. Hein / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santo:
Klang

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recorded in Lisbon, Creative Sources core performers Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello and Carlos Santos on synthesizer are joined by renowned German free improviser Matthias Muche on trombone and Cologne based guitarist Nicola L. Hein for two extended improvisations of actively subdued dialog that ebb and flow in commanding ways.

Redox: Orbitals Redox:
Orbitals

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The trio of Kaja Farszky on marimba & percussion, Annette Giesriegl on voice and electronics, and Katharina Klement on piano for a gripping album of free/ea improvisation, splitting the release in 3 parts from a live concert in 2015 at Sonnenhang House Concerts Series in Kumberg/Austria, and 3 parts recorded at Croatian Radio in Zagreb in 2016.

Favriou, Fabrice  / Jean-Luc Petit  / Julien Touery : S/T Favriou, Fabrice / Jean-Luc Petit / Julien Touery :
S/T

(Fou Records -- France )

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Translating to "Fever Counts" and "At Lightening", the trio of Jean-Luc Petit on bass clarinet and alto & sopranino sax, Fabrice Favriou on electric guitar, and Julien Touery on piano and objects create impressive improvisations, the first a disruptive piece of detailed electracoustic colective interaction, the second a swelling work of sonic landscape.

Camarasa, Xavier / Jean-Marc Foussat: Dans les Courbes Camarasa, Xavier / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Dans les Courbes

(Fou Records -- France )

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Matching two distinct keyboards--Xavier Camarasa's piano with Jean-Marc Foussat's synthi AKS--two improvisers present two extended works roughly translating to "The Immensity of The Instincts" and "There, or all is water ...", contrasting between melodic and otherworldly sounds, a complex tapestry that guides and excites the listener in an unusual convergence.

Butcher, John / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter: The Catastrophe of Minimalism Butcher, John / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter:
The Catastrophe of Minimalism

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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A great trio of free improvising innovators--John Butcher on soprano and tenor sax, Damon Smith on double bass, field recordings and lloopp, and Weasel Walter on percussion--for a live set at 21 Grand Oakland in California, 5 improvisations with unexpected twists and turns, never overly agressive but always absorbing in their unique approach to their instruments.

Mazurek, Rob : Chimeric Stoned Horn [CD] Mazurek, Rob :
Chimeric Stoned Horn [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Astral Spirits first CD release comes with a pair of 3D glasses, to allow the listener to view Mazurek's 3D lithographs that cover this album of piccolo trumpet explorations with electronics, voice and percussion, a deeply personal and spiritual album from the Chicago trumpeter, released in conjunction with Mazurek's art opening "Constellation Scores" at URDLA in France.

Moore, Thurston / Umut Caglar: Dunia [VINYL] Moore, Thurston / Umut Caglar:
Dunia [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recorded in Istanbul, Turkey, guitarist Thurston Moore teams up with Konstrukt guitarist Umut Caglar to record these three rich and twisting pieces, each guitarist extracting unique performances from the other over three pieces that draw on technique and effects to create fragile and heavy sonic environments, an impressive album of modern guitar potential.

Nakatani / Kawabata / Chou: Perigee [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] Nakatani / Kawabata / Chou:
Perigee [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Perigree: when the moon is closest to the earth: this unique album of free improvisation joins world traveling percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, guitarist Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple, Mainliner, etc) and cellist Henna Chou in an album of mystical sound, from bowing percussion, long string tones, muted riffs and disquieting rhythm; consummate and cathartic.

De Dionyso, Arrington / Ted Byrnes: The Ballot or The Bullet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] De Dionyso, Arrington / Ted Byrnes:
The Ballot or The Bullet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Olympia, WA based (but always on tour) saxophonist Arrington De Dionyso (Old Time Relijun, Malaikat dan Singa) and Los Angeles based percussionist Ted Byrnes (Sissy Spacek, LAFMS), in an unabating album of assertive free improvisation that borrows on Dionyso's interest in Indonesian trance music as Byrnes uses an unusual set of percussive accents over heavy drums.

Billington / Shippy / Wyche: [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] Billington / Shippy / Wyche:
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(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A Chicago trio that blends jazzrock, noise and experimental approaches to free improvisation, from drummer Ben Billington (Tiger Hatchery), guitarist Daniel Wyche (US Maple, Invisible Things), and guitarist Mark Shippy (US Maple, Invisible Things), an upbeat and unflagging display of sound in three recordings that lace a consistently controlled chaos.

Various Artists: Asian Meeting Recordings #1 Various Artists:
Asian Meeting Recordings #1

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Otomo Yoshihide started The Asian Meeting Festival in 2005 to foster creative interaction between Japanese and other Asian musicians, since 2014 curated by DJ Sniff, and here in the 2017 edition at GOK Sound, in Tokyo, Japan with a who's-who of players including Yoshihide, Ryoko Ono, Ko Ishikawa, Son X, KEITO, Yuji Ishihara, Yuen Chee Wai, &c. &c.

Rasmussen, Mette / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon: To The Animal Kingdom Rasmussen, Mette / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon:
To The Animal Kingdom

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Three young improvisers, Danish alto saxophonist Mette Rasmussen, US drummer Tyler Damon and US guitarist Tashi Dorji in an exhilarating album of free jazz recorded at Array Space, in Toronto, Canada, in three extended dialogs of creative, exploratory and powerful collective improvisation, a great new trio of players to keep an eye on.

Crispell, Marilyn / Gerry Hemingway: Table of Changes (Live) Crispell, Marilyn / Gerry Hemingway:
Table of Changes (Live)

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Both former alumni of Anthony Braxton ensembles, the partnership of Marilyn Crispell on piano and Gerry Hemingway on drums is captured live in 2013 during their 2013 European tour, with tracks from Austria, France, and Amsterdam including the Europa Jazz Festival in Le Mans, France, for 11 highly attuned improvisations of masterful playing and dialog.

Weber, Katharina / Fred Frith / Fredy Studer: It Rolls Weber, Katharina / Fred Frith / Fredy Studer:
It Rolls

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Blending a sense of chamber music into free improvisation that references jazz, the trio of pianist Katharnia Weber, guitarist Fred Frith and drummer Fredy Studer merge the most outrageous of techniques into a comprehensible whole, engaging the listener in surprising twists and turns that are sophisticated, extraordinary, and wonderfully unpredictable.

 


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