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253 products

Wintsch, Michel :

Roof Fool

(Hatology)

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.

Price: $18.95
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Product Code: 20025
Catalog Code: 730
Country: Switzerland

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von Orelli 5, Marco :

Alluring Prospect

(Hatology)

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.

Price: $18.95
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Product Code: 20024
Catalog Code: 726
Country: Switzerland

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Taylor, Cecil :

Garden 1st Set

(Hatology)

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.

Price: $18.95
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Product Code: 20023
Catalog Code: 719
Country: Switzerland

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Braxton, Anthony / Quartet:

(Santa Cruz) 1993 1st Set

(Hatology)

Reissuing and remastering saxophonist Anthony Braxton's stellar release documenting his 1993 live performance with Marilyn Crispell on piano, Mark Dresser on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on percussion & marimba, demanding collective improvisation from masterful players.

Price: $18.95
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Product Code: 20026
Catalog Code: 713
Country: Switzerland

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Palestine, Charlemagne & Rhys Chatham:

Youuu + Mee = Weee (First) [VINYL]

(Sub Rosa)

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.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20185
Catalog Code: SR 367LP
Country: Belgium

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Corsano, Chris / Okkyung Lee / Bill Nace :

Live At Stone [VINYL]

(Open Mouth)

The trio of Chris Corsano (drums), Okkyung Lee (cello) and Bill Nace (guitar) performing live at John Zorn's NYC improv club The Stone in 2014, three free improvising titans of the modern age in a very limited LP.

Price: $18.95
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Product Code: 20501
Catalog Code: OM 041LP
Country: USA

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Klezmerson:

Amon: The Book Of Angels Volume 24

(Tzadik)

Tzadik's series reinterpreting John Zorn's Masada compositions releases the 24th "Book of Angels", performed by Klezmerson, a Mexico-based ensemble led by violist & composer Benjamin Shwartz, who founded the group in 2003 to integrate music from a Mexican standpoint.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20498
Catalog Code: TZA-CD-8328
Country: USA

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Kaiser, Henry / Damon Smith:

Relations

(Balance Point Acoustics)

The duo of Henry Kaiser and bassist Damon Smith perform 8 free improvisation with titles from the book "Company Week" by Peter Riley, a commentary on Derek Bailey's 1997 collective, Kaiser using a 1998 Monteleone Radio Flyer 7 string guitar at the request of Smith.

Price: $12.95
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Product Code: 20300
Catalog Code: BPALTD 505
Country: USA

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Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith:

Background Information

(Balance Point Acoustics)

Houston based guitarist Sandy Ewen met BPA label leader, bassist Damon Smith to record these open-minded improvisations in the studio, with Smith also using 7 string electric upright bass, laptop, and field recordings played in real time.

Price: $12.95
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Product Code: 20493
Catalog Code: BPA -1
Country: USA

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Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald:

Ghetto Calypso

(Not Two Records)

17 succinct improvisations recorded in 2000 from the trio of the late and legendary German free improvising bassist Peter Kowald, West Coast bassist Damon Smith, and alto saxophonist Marco Eneidi, powerful and lyrical improv with a nod to Ayler amidst brilliant playing.

Price: $16.95
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Product Code: 20494
Catalog Code: MW 769-2
Country: Poland

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Musicworks:

#121 Spring 2015 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks)

On the cover, Jean Derome. Inside: Walter Smetak; Barbara Hannigan; Ian Tung; Cris Derksen; Alex Zhang Hungtai; plus reviews of recordings and events, a label profile, essays, &c. &c.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20497
Catalog Code: 121
Country: Canada

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Sa, Joana & Luis Jose Martins:

Almost a Song

(Shhpuma)

A beautiful collaboration between Luis Jose Martins on classical guitar, percussion & electronics, and Joan Sa on piano, toy piano, celestra, idiophones & electronics, gentle music that's nearly a song, but actually sophisticated, textured, and lovely contemporary improvisation.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20353
Catalog Code: SHH004CD
Country: Portugal

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Parque:

The Earworm Versions

(Shhpuma)

Intermedia artist Ricardo Jacinto with Nuno Torres (sax), Ricardo Jacinto (cello), Andre Sier (electronics), Dino Recio (percussion), Nuno Morao (percussion, melodica) and Joao Pinheiro (percussion, vibes) in a structured improvisation in an electro-acoustic environment.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20352
Catalog Code: SHH003CD
Country: Portugal

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Pao:

PÃO

(Shhpuma)

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.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20351
Catalog Code: SHH002CD
Country: Portugal

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Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza:

Eroina [VINYL]

(Holidays Records)

A 1971 recording from this early Italian free improvising group featuring Ennio Morricone,a series of haunting improvisations, each inspired by the effects of a different drug, made of electronic glitches, skronky horns, pounded piano, funky drums, and tape experiments.

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Product Code: 20246
Catalog Code: HOL 075LP
Country: Italy

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Frith, Fred And Helen Mirra:

Kwangsi - quail [VINYL]

(Shhpuma)

Helen Mirra uses the index of a W.G. Sebald's novel to create a mysterious, intriguing and fascinating audio world, performed by Mirra on printing press and acoustic guitar, and Fred Frith on rainsticks, mbira, charango, music box, voice, shoes and other objects.

Price: $24.95
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Product Code: 20391
Catalog Code: SHH012LP
Country: Portugal

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Felizardo, Filipe:

Guitar Soli for the Moa and the Frog

(Shhpuma)

The third solo venture for Lisbon-based guitarist and visual artist Filipe Felizardo, performing without effects and loops over a lush and spare framework, for a "ghost blues meditation" in 8 movements of focused, beautifully paced and sonically oriented playing.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20350
Catalog Code: SHH0001CD
Country: Portugal

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Pavone, Jessica:

Knuckle Under [VINYL]

(TAIGA)

Jessica Pavone's recent solo works for viola and voice stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration, combining her long tone rituals with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content.

Price: $22.95
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Product Code: 19801
Catalog Code: TAIGA 027LP
Country: USA

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Haino, Keiji / Peter Brotzmann / Jim O'Rourke:

Two City Blues PT 1 [VINYL]

(Trost Records)

The first of two releases documenting the trio of three towering figures--German free jazz legend Peter Brotzmann, Japanese avant-garde wizard Keiji Haino, and wildly versatile American composer and musician Jim O'Rourke--recording at Shinjuku Pit Inn, in Tokyo, 2010.

Price: $22.95
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Product Code: 19550
Catalog Code: TROST 126LP
Country: Austria

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Detail: Stevens / Pedersen / Gjerstad:

First Detail

(Rune Grammofon)

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.

Price: $16.95
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Product Code: 20243
Catalog Code: RCD 2166CD
Country: Norway

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Various Artists:

I Never Meta Guitar Three

(Clean Feed)

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.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20348
Catalog Code: CFG 007
Country: Portugal

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Sharp, Elliott:

Octal Book 3

(Clean Feed)

The 3rd volume in NY guitarist Elliott Sharp's "Octal" project, using a Koll 8-string guitar/bass, an electroacoustic hollow-bodied guitar with 2 extra bass strings, presenting unedited improvisations of technical and sonic power.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20349
Catalog Code: CFG 008
Country: Portugal

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Risser, Eve:

Des pas sur la neige

(Clean Feed)

Following her trio record with Benjamin Duboc and Edward Perraud, pianist Eve Risser releases this contemplative and gorgeous solo album, a beautifully paced and delicate album for the piano, augmented with moving preparations for sonic and percussive accents.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20346
Catalog Code: CF 323
Country: Portugal

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Pavone, Mario:

Blue Dialect

(Clean Feed)

A beautiful jazz trio record from New York collaborators Mario Pavone, who provided all of the compositions except for one group improvisation, with Matt Mitchell on piano and Tyshawn Sorey on drums; lyrical, lovely, and sophisticated music.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20343
Catalog Code: CF 319
Country: Portugal

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Niggenkemper, Pascal:

Look With Thine Ears

(Clean Feed)

Ever-active bassist Pascal Niggenkemper in his first solo album of riveting and intriguing double bass work, from agressive to contemplative and immersive improvisations using work using bass preparations to transform the instrument and make us rethink its potential.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20347
Catalog Code: CF 324
Country: Portugal

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Lightcap, Chris Bigmouth:

Epicenter

(Clean Feed)

Bassist Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth features 2 saxophonists--Chris Cheek and Tony Malaby, Craig Tabor on keys and Gerald Cleavers on drums, in 8 melodic tracks inspired by landmarks of NYC and influenced by jazz tradition, West African music, pop hooks, and more.

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20342
Catalog Code: CF 315
Country: Portugal

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Deux Maisons:

For Sale

(Clean Feed)

Deux Maisons (Two Houses) is a chamber jazz quartet bringing together French and Portuguese players of the current generation: from France, 2 brothers, Theo & Valentin Ceccaldi (violin and cello); from Portugal, Luis Vicente (trumpet) & Marco Franco (drums).

Price: $15.95
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Product Code: 20344
Catalog Code: CF 320
Country: Portugal

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

Battle Pieces

(Relative Pitch)

"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.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20381
Catalog Code: RPR 1031
Country: USA

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Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan:

Stereo Trumpet

(Relative Pitch)

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.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20380
Catalog Code: RPR 1030
Country: USA

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Ghost Trees:

The New Gravity

(Future Recordings)

The 1st proper Ghost Trees full-length release from the duo of Brent Bagwell on tenor sax and Seth Nanaa on drums, presenting 8 songs honed during a year-long, cross-country tour, with the duo in tight communication in restrained and assertive improv with a wide range of influences.

Price: $13.95
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Product Code: 20448
Catalog Code: MTM 001
Country: USA

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Morris, Joe: Mess Hall

Parker, Evan / Paul Dunmall / Tony Bianco: Extremes

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

Schlippenbach Trio: First Recordings

Malaby's, Tony TubaCello: Scorpion Eater

Mitchell, Roscoe Trio: Angel City

Shipp, Matthew Trio: To Duke

Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark: East By Northwest

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

Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser): Golden State II

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

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Oliv & Familie (1968-9)

Gjerstad, Frode Trio (w/ Steve Swell) : At Constellation

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