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Weston, G. Calvin: The Phoenix Orchestra - Dust and Ash [VINYL] Weston, G. Calvin:
The Phoenix Orchestra - Dust and Ash [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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An excellent example of modern fusion as drummer G. Calvin Weston (Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer), also on pocket trumpet, joins the Phoenix Orchestra, a Philadelphia-based strings & electric octet, for a funk driven album of spectacular playing with melodic force and compelling rhythm, showing shades of Cobham or Mahavishnu but with all feet fully in the present.

Carter, Daniel / Stelios Mihas / Irma Nejando / Federico Ughi: Radical Invisibility Carter, Daniel / Stelios Mihas / Irma Nejando / Federico Ughi:
Radical Invisibility

(577 -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Debut of this group named by NY multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, with Stelios Mihas on guitar, Federico Ughi on drums, and (mysterious) Irma Nejando on bass, presenting this studio album of free, well-matched and interactive collective improvisations of acoustic and electric instrumentation, each track dedicated to artists who inspired the members of the quartet.

Svendsen, Christian Meaas: New Rituals [3 CDS] Svendsen, Christian Meaas:
New Rituals [3 CDS]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Ritual and unveiling of Buddhist philosophy in a 3-CD exploration of the relationship between form and freedom, between modern Western culture and traditional Eastern culture, and between written and open musical material, from composer and bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen presented in 3 parts: (1) ensemble and a chant-choir, (2) ensemble, and (3) solo bass.

Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen: Troposgrafien Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen:
Troposgrafien

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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The long-running duo of Norwegian saxophonist Kasper Skullerud Vaernes and drummer Andreas Wildhagen, who also work together in Nakama's KNYST! trio with bassist and Nakama founder Christian Meaas Svendsen, and the Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, in an album of five freely improvised dialogs of great technical skill, intent listening and exchange, and dynamic energy.

Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen: Troposgrafien  [VINYL] Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen:
Troposgrafien [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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The long-running duo of Norwegian saxophonist Kasper Skullerud Vaernes and drummer Andreas Wildhagen, who also work together in Nakama's KNYST! trio with bassist and Nakama founder Christian Meaas Svendsen, and the Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, in an album of five freely improvised dialogs of great technical skill, intent listening and exchange, and dynamic energy.

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: April Is The Cruellest Month Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit:
April Is The Cruellest Month

(Blank Forms -- USA )

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Culled from 1975 sessions by the New Direction Unit intended for but never issued on the ESP label, this insanely intense and interactive example of Japanese Free Jazz is finally unleashed, from the late legendary guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi and his quartet with wind and reed improviser Kengi Mori, percussionist Hiroshi Yamazaki, and bassist Nobuyoshi Ino.

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: April Is The Cruellest Month [VINYL] Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit:
April Is The Cruellest Month [VINYL]

(Blank Forms -- USA )

Price: $29.95    

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Culled from 1975 sessions by the New Direction Unit intended for but never issued on the ESP label, this insanely intense and interactive example of Japanese Free Jazz is finally unleashed, from the late legendary guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi and his quartet with wind and reed improviser Kengi Mori, percussionist Hiroshi Yamazaki, and bassist Nobuyoshi Ino.

Cherry, Don / Dave Holland / Steve Lacy / Masahiko Togashi: Live at Yubin Chokin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo Cherry, Don / Dave Holland / Steve Lacy / Masahiko Togashi:
Live at Yubin Chokin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo on May 14, 1986 [VINYL]

(Victory -- Italy )

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The quartet of Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano & vocals, Dave Holland on bass, Steve Lacy on soprano saxophone, and Masahiko Togashi on drums & percussion, recording live in 1986 at Yubin Chokin Hall, in Tokyo, brought together by Togashi and performing compositions from Lacy ("The Crus", "Quakes"), Cherry ("Mopti"), and Togashi ("I Speak to the Stars").

Marker (Vandermark / Clinkman / Marquette / Stewart / Sudderberg): New Industries [2 CDs] Marker (Vandermark / Clinkman / Marquette / Stewart / Sudderberg):
New Industries [2 CDs]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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The Chicago quintet of multi-reedist Ken Vandermark, drummer Phil Sudderberg, keyboardist/violinist Macie Stewart, and guitarists Andrew Clinkman and Steve Marquette, in a 2-CD release presenting studio and live recordings of each composition, showing how this outstanding improvising group balances dissonance and complexity with wildly swinging playing.

Vandermark, Ken / Nate Wooley: Deeply Discounted II  /  Sequences Of Snow [LP] Vandermark, Ken / Nate Wooley:
Deeply Discounted II / Sequences Of Snow [LP]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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The 3rd release from the duo of Chicago multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and NY trumpeter Nate Wooley, two long-form compositions written for the LP format and developed while touring North America during 2017; "Deeply Discounted II," is inspired by John Cage's "Cheap Imitation", while "Sequences of Snow," is dedicated to the experimental filmmaker & musician, Michael Snow.

Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love: Screen-Off Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Screen-Off

(PNL -- Norway )

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For their 10th album, the duo of multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love took inspiration from experimental cinema, enlisting producer Lasse Marhaug to scour YouTube for concerts from their past 10 years, extracting 60 seconds of audio from each and joining them into 2-minute segments, 21 of which create this unusual album of awe-inspiring performance.

Nilssen-Love, Paal: New Brazilian Funk Nilssen-Love, Paal:
New Brazilian Funk

(PNL -- Norway )

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Brought together by dummer Paal Nilssen-Love for the 2018 Roskilde Festival in Denmark, this quintet merges Norwegians Nilssen-Love and long-time collaborator Frode Gjerstad on alto sax with the Brazilian trio of Felipe Zenicola on electric bass, Kiko Dinucci on electric guitar, and Paulinho Bicolor on cuica, for a thrilling and exuberant concert of energetic improvisation.

Nilssen-Love, Paal: New Japanese Noise Nilssen-Love, Paal:
New Japanese Noise

(PNL -- Norway )

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One of two concerts drummer Paal Nilssen-Love organized for the 2018 Roskilde festival in Denmark is this quintet, adding Brazilian guitarist Kiko Dinucci from the "New Brazilian Funk" concert, alongside legendary Japanese free jazz saxophonist Akira Sakata, noise artist Kohei Gomi (Pain Jerk) and Toshiji Mikawa (Incapacitants), for a concert of controlled chaos and mastery.

Arashi (Akira Sakata / Johan Berthling / Paal Nilseen-Love): Jikan Arashi (Akira Sakata / Johan Berthling / Paal Nilseen-Love):
Jikan

(PNL -- Norway )

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The third album from the Arashi trio of Akira Sakata on alto saxophone, Bb clarinet & vocals, Johan Berthling on double bass, and Paal Nilssen on Love on drums & percussion, formed in 2013 at the Molde Jazz Festival in Norway and touring steadily since, here captured live at Pit Inn, in Tokyo for four intense free improvisations of inspired power.

Biota / Mnemonists: The Biota Box [6 CD BOX SET] Biota / Mnemonists:
The Biota Box [6 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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From Mnemonists to Biota, this box collects the first 5 studio albums released by the Colorado collective on the UK Recommended Records label, adding a bonus disc of all new recordings built from the group archives, and includes a 14-page booklet of artwork & historical notes shedding light on their gorgeous abstractions through free improvisation and studio composition.

Fire! Orchestra: Arrival Fire! Orchestra:
Arrival

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Trimmed back to a mere 14 musicians, the Fire! Orchestra core trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, and Andreas Werliin and Orchestra original singers Mariam Wallentin and Sofia Jernberg add a string quartet, expanding their palette as they release their warmest and most embraceable album to date, from original material to covers of Robbie Basho and Chic.

Fire! Orchestra: Arrival [VINYL 2 LPs + CD] Fire! Orchestra:
Arrival [VINYL 2 LPs + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $28.95    

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Trimmed back to a mere 14 musicians, the Fire! Orchestra core trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, and Andreas Werliin and Orchestra original singers Mariam Wallentin and Sofia Jernberg add a string quartet, expanding their palette as they release their warmest and most embraceable album to date, from original material to covers of Robbie Basho and Chic.

Kimura, Izumi / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway : Illuminated Silence Kimura, Izumi / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway :
Illuminated Silence

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Performing at St. Ann's Church in Dublin, Ireland, the trio of Japanese pianist living in Ireland, Izumi Kimura, is joined by London bassist Barry Guy and Swiss based drummer Gerry Hemingway for 8 superb improvisations, including renderings of Guy's "Blue Horizon", "Ancients" and "Finding It" and Agusti Fernandez' "How to Go Into a Room You Are Already In".

Evans, Peter / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy : Free Radicals At DOM Evans, Peter / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy :
Free Radicals At DOM

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

Price: $14.95    

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Radical masters of free jazz--Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez and British bassist Barry Guy--meet young(er) radical trumpeter Peter Evans at the Moscow Cultural Center DOM for this 2017 concert of free improvisation, a fiery and informed concert of two sets, each in three parts, and an encore, showing technical mastery, inventive interaction, and sheer excitement in performance.

Barrett, Brad / Joe Morris / Tyshawn Sorey : Cowboy Transfiguration Barrett, Brad / Joe Morris / Tyshawn Sorey :
Cowboy Transfiguration

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Using a participatory compositional process, the NY trio of Brad Barrett on bass & cello, Joe Morris on guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, follow a framework to make choices based on density, rhythmic ratios, register, melody, and timbre, encouraged to employ small particles of sounds and blend timbres with an awareness of implied pulse and an inclination to disrupt it.

Phicus / Martin Kuchen: Sumpflegende Phicus / Martin Kuchen:
Sumpflegende

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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The Catalan free improvising trio Phicus of Alex Reviriego on double bass, Ferran Fages on electric guitar, and Vasco Trilla on drums, continue their pursuit of 4th partners, here joined by Swedish saxophonist Martin Kuchen on tenor & alto saxophones for a studio album of collective improvisation with elements of ea/lowercase playing balanced with dynamic language.

Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline: Borasisi Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline:
Borasisi

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two drums and two saxophones merge to create this epic 2-part free jazz trek - "Right Eye Sun" and "Left Eye Moon", the album title taken from a sun deity in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle", who mated with the moon; this pairing is realized by West Coast masterful musicians Patrick Shiroishi & Vinny Golia (sax) and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline (drums & percussion).

Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline: Borasisi [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline:
Borasisi [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Two drums and two saxophones merge to create this epic 2-part free jazz trek - "Right Eye Sun" and "Left Eye Moon", the album title taken from a sun deity in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle", who mated with the moon; this pairing is realized by West Coast masterful musicians Patrick Shiroishi & Vinny Golia (sax) and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline (drums & percussion).

Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.

Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.

Alder, Jason / Thanos Chrysakis / Caroline Kraabel / Yoni Silver: Music for Baritone Saxophone, Bass Alder, Jason / Thanos Chrysakis / Caroline Kraabel / Yoni Silver:
Music for Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinets & Electronics

(Aural Terrains -- E.U. )

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Exploring the low end of the clarinet family with Jason Alder on bass, contra bass, B flat & E flat clarinets, Yoni Silver on bass clarinet, plus Caroline Kraabel on baritone saxophone & voice, Thanos Chrysakis expanding the sonic space with laptop & synthesizers, in a 5-part series of beautifully paced, absorbing and subtly detailed collective improvisations.

Umlaut Big Band: Plays Don Redman: The King Of Bungle Bar Umlaut Big Band:
Plays Don Redman: The King Of Bungle Bar

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Don Redman was an American big band leader popular in the 1930's, responsible for work on animations, sound tracks, and recordings of pre-swing hot jazz arrangements of popular tunes; here the French Umlaut Big Band under the direction of Pierre-Antoine Badaroux pays homage to his music in rich orchestration showing the melodic, inventive, and complexities of Redman's music.

Ducret, Marc: Lady M Ducret, Marc:
Lady M

(Illusions -- France )

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Taking on one of Shakespeare's most famous and frightening female characters, Lady Macbeth, in an 11-piece ensemble that include luminaries Liudas Mockunas, Samuel Blaser, and French guitarist Marc Ducret himself, using operatic form to focus his compositions on the emotional depth of his character, blending composed, improvised and sonic material into an exciting and unsettling work, drawing incredible performances from his players.

DKV Trio / Joe McPhee : The Fire Each Time [6 CD BOX] DKV Trio / Joe McPhee :
The Fire Each Time [6 CD BOX]

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $74.95    

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A 6-CD boxset of recordings from the DKV Trio of Hamid Drake (drums), Kent Kessler (bass), and Ken Vandermark (reeds), plus guest Joe McPhee, the box dedicated to James Baldwin, recorded during the quartet's 2017 tour in Europe, and at shows in Chicago and Milwaukee that year, documenting six concerts with performances including Joe McPhee's "Nation Time".

Studer, Daniel (w/ Loriot / Zimmerlin / Zoubek): Extended: For Strings & Piano Studer, Daniel (w/ Loriot / Zimmerlin / Zoubek):
Extended: For Strings & Piano

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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A live album at Kunstraum Walcheturm from Swiss double bassist Daniel Studer's quintet of strings and piano, with Harald Kimmig on violin, Frantz Loriot on viola, Alfred Zimmerlin on violoncello, and Philip Zoubek on piano, performing an inventive set of Studer compositions extending string improvisation to extremes through unorthodox structures and techniques.

Monopiece / Jaap Blonk (Corde / Robidoux / Russell) Monopiece / Jaap Blonk (Corde / Robidoux / Russell):
S/T

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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An absurdly paced and spectacular album of electronic improvisation, percussion and voice, as the West Coast improvising trio Monopiece of Nathan Corder on electronics, Matt Robidoux on guitar, and Timothy Russell on percussion meet legendary improvising vocalist and electronics artist Jaap Blonk, recording at The Center for Contemporary Music, at Mills College.

Leimgruber, Urs / Jean-Marc Foussat: Face to Face [2 CDS] Leimgruber, Urs / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Face to Face [2 CDS]

(Fou Records -- France )

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The perfect foils for each other, German saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and French AKS sysnthesist Jean-Marc Foussat are heard in two complete concerts, one at the WIM in Zurich and one at the Kunsthalle in Lucerne, both exploring sound, timbre, momentum and atmosphere through extended techniques and extreme playing, and an amazing display of soundscape and sonic force.

Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE] Thomas / Butcher / Solberg :
Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Performing in concert at Iklectik in London in 2017, the UK and Norwegian free improvising trio of Pat Thomas on Moog Theremini & IPad based electronics, John Butcher on saxophones, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion impress through a mix of masterful free playing and eclectic electroacoustic conversations, an adventurous and wonderfully unpredictable set.

Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CD] Thomas / Butcher / Solberg :
Fictional Souvenirs [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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Performing in concert at Iklectik in London in 2017, the UK and Norwegian free improvising trio of Pat Thomas on Moog Theremini & IPad based electronics, John Butcher on saxophones, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion impress through a mix of masterful free playing and eclectic electroacoustic conversations, an adventurous and wonderfully unpredictable set.

Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop): Old Growth Forest II [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD] Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop):
Old Growth Forest II [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt composes for his quartet with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Jason Roebke on bass, recording live at a Jazzshares concert in The Parlor Room, Northampton, Massachusetts, in their second tour performing Eisenstadt's inventive compositions leading to strong, lyrical soloing with unexpected twists and turns.

Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop): Old Growth Forest II [CD] Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop):
Old Growth Forest II [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt composes for his quartet with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Jason Roebke on bass, recording live at a Jazzshares concert in The Parlor Room, Northampton, Massachusetts, in their second tour performing Eisenstadt's inventive compositions leading to strong, lyrical soloing with unexpected twists and turns.

Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano: Old Smoke Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano:
Old Smoke

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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This smoking album of free jazz leads the New York trio of Steve Baczkowski on saxophone, Brandon Lopez on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums to fiery playing as they burn up the stage at Hallwall, in Buffalo, New York in 2018, over seven concise collective conversations expressing both passion, restraint, and profoundly masterful skill.

Lopes, Luis : Love Song: Post Ruins Lopes, Luis :
Love Song: Post Ruins

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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With only an electric guitar, Luis Lopes (Humanization 4tet) Love Song presents the mostly composed work "Post-Ruins", recorded live at Teatro Maria Matos, in Lisboa, using notes, intervals and chords chosen with the intention of transmitting the perception of an eternalized moment occupying the space like a sculpture, full of emotions, infinite in itself.

Parker, Evan / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard): Chiasm Parker, Evan / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard):
Chiasm

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Performing live at The Vortex in London and live at the DKDM studio in Copenhagen, legendary UK saxophonist Evan Parker joins Swedish pianist Jacob Anderskov's trio Kinetics with Adam Pultz Melbye on bass and Anders Vestergaard on drums, recording these four masterful improvisations of full-force momentum, concentration, exploration and exultation.

Dresser, Mark Seven (Nicole Mitchell / Ehlrlich / GoGwilt / Dessen / White / Black / McLagan): Ain't Dresser, Mark Seven (Nicole Mitchell / Ehlrlich / GoGwilt / Dessen / White / Black / McLagan):
Ain't Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 2nd album for East/West Coast double bassist and composer Mark Dresser's Seven band, in a diverse set of lyrically intricate Dresser compositions using unusual and compelling rhythmic structures, with Nicole Mitchell on flute, Marty Ehrlich on clarinets & sax, Keir GoGwilt on violin, Michael Dessen on trombone, Joshua White on piano, and Jim Black on drums.

Angles 9: Beyond Us Angles 9:
Beyond Us

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Now a distinct edition of saxophonist Martin Kuchen's concept, the Angles 9 ensemble is captured live at the Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour in The Netherlands in 2018, performing Kuchen's embraceable and lyrical compositions, allowing his masterful band--including Magnus Broo, Johan Berthling, Mattias Stahl, &c.--great opportunities for collective playing and profound soloing.

Scheen Jazzorkester / Thomas Johansson: As We See It... Scheen Jazzorkester / Thomas Johansson:
As We See It...

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Norway's Scheen Jazzorkester in their 7th album, commissioning works in their goal to make a large conventional jazz orchestra more spontaneous through composition, here recruiting trumpeter Thomas Johansson, co-founder of Cortex and Friends and Neighbors, to compose this set of six ardent works incredibly executed by this 13-piece band; breathtaking creative jazz.

Ferrandini, Gabriel (Ferrandini / Faustino / Sousa): Volupias Ferrandini, Gabriel (Ferrandini / Faustino / Sousa):
Volupias

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Turning to one third of his more familiar Red Trio setting, percussionist/drummer Gabriel Ferrandini enlists bassist Hernani Faustino and tenor saxophonist Pedro Sousa (Sousa/Berthling/Ferrandini, PeterGabriel Duo) to perform 9 Ferrandini compositions named after streets in Lisbon leading from Ferrandini's house to his studio and then to ZDB.

Belorukov, Ilia / Gabriel Ferrandini: Disquiet Belorukov, Ilia / Gabriel Ferrandini:
Disquiet

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saint Petersburg alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov and Lisbon drummer Gabriel Ferrandini in a studio album uniting two continents through exploratory free improvisation of exemplary skill and intense concentrative discourse, bringing Belorukov's creative approach to the instrument in close conversation with Ferrandini's powerful technique and clever interventions.

Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek: Star Splitter Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek:
Star Splitter

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Referencing the poem "Star-splitter" by Robert Frost, Italian improviser Gabriele Mitelli on cornet, soprano sax & alto flugelhorn, and Chicago improviser Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, both using electronics, objects & voice, create a spiritually rich and warm series, "gazing" at four planets through immersive, unique and authoritative performance; exceptional.

Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek: Star Splitter [VINYL] Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek:
Star Splitter [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Referencing the poem "Star-splitter" by Robert Frost, Italian improviser Gabriele Mitelli on cornet, soprano sax & alto flugelhorn, and Chicago improviser Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, both using electronics, object & voice, create a spiritually rich and warm series, "gazing" at four planets through immersive, unique and authoritative performance; exceptional.

Miguel, Sei: O Carro De Fogo De Sei Miguel [VINYL] Miguel, Sei:
O Carro De Fogo De Sei Miguel [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Recording live in the Namouche Studios in Lisbon in 2018, trumpeter Sei Miguel's octet performs a large work translating to "Fire Car", inspired by William Blake's "Jerusalem" (Chariot of Fire), reminding of early 70's Miles/fusion work as organist Andre Goncalves creates an atmospheric backbone over which the band introduces repetition and variation; mysterious and singular.

Lowe, Allen: An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018 [8 CD BOX SET] Lowe, Allen:
An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018 [8 CD BOX SET]

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $69.96    

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Issuing career-spanning work from saxophonist, guitarist, composer, and music historian Allen Lowe: 4 CDs of previously unreleased material, and four CDs of thematically arranged material previously available, with collaborators including Julius Hemphill, Marc Ribot, Matthew Shipp, Don Byron, Ben Goldberg, Roswell Rudd, Steve Swell, Bobby Zankel, Lou Grassi, &c. &c!

GGRIL [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]: Facon [2 CDs] GGRIL [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]:
Facon [2 CDs]

(Circum-Disc -- France )

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The Quebec ensemble GGRIL of eclectic instrumentation, acoustic and electronic, with an open-minded approach to developing large-scale works bringing together approaches to improvisation and contemporary composition, here presenting three works from residencies with John Butcher, Isaiah Ceccarelli and Xavier Charles recorded from 2016 through 2018.

Gregorio, Guillermo / Brandon Lopez: 12 Episodes Gregorio, Guillermo / Brandon Lopez:
12 Episodes

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Known best for his Chicago trios, Argentinian born clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio joins forces with New York contrabassist Brandon Lopez for 12 "episodes" of free improvisation that never loses track of a jazz basis, both players using an arsenal of techniques, from circular breathing to extracting sound from the physical forms of their instruments.

Flaherty, Paul : Focused & Bewildered Flaherty, Paul :
Focused & Bewildered

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An expressive and truly unique tour de Force on the tenor and alto saxophones by American free jazz legend Paul Flaherty, recording in the studio for 10 improvisations showing strength, melodic beauty, powerful technique, unusual and idiosyncratic approaches to soloing, and above all, a distinctive and individual voice on the horn.

Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith: The Sweetness of the Water [VINYL] Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith:
The Sweetness of the Water [VINYL]

(Treader -- UK )

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A reissue of their 2004 album, the 4th on Thirsty Ear for the UK group Spring Heel Jack of Ashley Wales on guitar &, electronics, Mark Sanders on drums & timpani, John Coxon on guitar & keys, and John Edwards on bass, joined by Evan Parker on sax & piano, and special guest Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, for a subtle album of sonic complexities, dramatic power and lyrical poise.

Rumback, Charles (w/ Jim Baker / James Singleton / Greg Ward): Cadillac Turns Rumback, Charles (w/ Jim Baker / James Singleton / Greg Ward):
Cadillac Turns

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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After a chance encounter between bassist James Singleton and drummer Rumback, Steve Marquette, organizer of the Chicago-based Instigation Festival, paired the two to perform in the 2017 fest, Rumback adding Jim Baker on piano and Greg Ward on alto saxophone as they perform live versions of some of Rumback's finest and most lyrical compositions.

Ruhl, Joris: Toile, Etoiles Ruhl, Joris:
Toile, Etoiles

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Four improvisations in a series titled "Etoile" [star] and one composition using graphic notation titled "Toile" [canvas], from French clarinetist Joris Rhule, working with multiphonics and extended harmonic technique to extoll unusual sonorities from the single reed instrument, from fragile to forceful, fascinating examples of extreme sonic exploration.

Various Artists : Sound American Volume 21 The Change Issue [BOOK] Various Artists :
Sound American Volume 21 The Change Issue [BOOK]

(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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Words by or about Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Ornette Coleman, Nicole Kaack, Bradford Bailey, G. Lucas Crane, Jennie Gottschalk, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Margasak, Terry Riley, Kim Brandt, John Cage, Josh Sinton, Edgard Varese, Marc Hannaford, John Zorn, Matthew Mehlan, Million Tongues Festival, Alex Mincek, Lester St. Louis, & Steve Lehman.

Voort4: Stroming Voort4:
Stroming

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Netherlands quartet of Martin Tervoort on tenor & soprano saxophones and bass clarinet, Bert Kleijn on drums, Fons Sluijter on cello, and Bennie Timmer on guitars, in collective improvisation influenced by jazz, blues, salsa, pop, free improv and modern compositional music.

Rodrigues,  / Rodrigues / Santos: Le Havre Rodrigues, / Rodrigues / Santos:
Le Havre

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording at the Pied Nu Festival, in Le Havre, France in 2018, the trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Carlos Santos on electronics present an extended and mysteriously subtle album of electroacoustic improvisation, detailed and remarkably controlled conversation of near telepathic anticipation from three intimate collaborators.

Besalduch, Ferran / Riuichi Daijo: Cumulonimbus Besalduch, Ferran / Riuichi Daijo:
Cumulonimbus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Improvising Japanese guitarist Riuichi Daijo joins Spanish Bass & Sopranino saxophonist Ferran Besalduch for a series of non-idiomatic dialogs, from bright restrained to assertive interactions, unusual techniques from Besalduch and percussive asides on the guitar adding engaging ornaments to their conversation; a nice accompaniment to a bright day.

Cajlan / Wissel / Nillesen: fourtyfour fiftythree Cajlan / Wissel / Nillesen:
fourtyfour fiftythree

(Creative Sources -- USA )

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A trio of improvisers recorded live at Exploratorium in Berlin, 2018, from Zemun prepared pianist Dusica Cajlan-Wissel, European percussionist Etienne Nillesen on extended snare drum, and improviser/sculptur Georg Wissel on prepared alto saxophone, through extended technique and preparations creating unusual sonic interactions of detail and restrained idiosyncratic discourse.

Dyberg / Masing / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Jacobson: Egin Dyberg / Masing / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Jacobson:
Egin

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording live in Berlin at Werkhalle Wiesenburg, the quartet of Portuguese father/son string players Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Danish saxophonist Mia Dyberg on alto sax, and Polish double bassist Tomo Jacobson present a precisely controlled concert of subtly detailed free improvisation using impressive technique and momentum.

Gustafsson, Mats / Christian Marclay: Link [VINYL] Gustafsson, Mats / Christian Marclay:
Link [VINYL]

(Smalltown Superjazzz / Actions for Free Jazz -- Norway )

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Smalltown Supersound launches a new sublabel called Actions For Free Jazz with this duo of Christian Marclay and Mats Gustafsson, recording in the studio for 7 indescribably wonderful free improvisations using turntable and every inch of Gustafsson's baritone and tenor sax, plus electronics; an exciting album of unpredictable and incredibly skilled sound art.

Toyozumi / Countryman / Tan: Chasing The Sun [VINYL] Toyozumi / Countryman / Tan:
Chasing The Sun [VINYL]

(ChapChap Records -- Philippines )

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Two lives sets at Tago Jazz Cafe in the Philippines in 2018 from the trio of master percussionist Sabu Toyozumi on drums, American ex-pat Rick Countryman on alto saxophone, and Simon Tan on acoustic bass, this their 3rd album of solid free improvisation of extended and masterful discourse, unusual percussive devices, and powerful rhythmic foundation.

Hooker, William: Cycle Of Restoration Hooker, William:
Cycle Of Restoration

(FPE Records -- USA )

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Longtime leader in New York's downtown jazz scene, drummer William Hooker's trio with Joel Peterson on bass and Mark Kirschenmann on trumpet is perhaps his most experimental, Hooker using heavy cymbals to create a dramatic environment (indexed in 8 sections) that slowly unfolds as the bass and mutated horn cry and extoll, building slowly into cathartic excitement.

Zyft (Ziv Taubenfeld / Henk Zwerver / Maya Felixbrodt): Midnight Tea Suite Zyft (Ziv Taubenfeld / Henk Zwerver / Maya Felixbrodt):
Midnight Tea Suite

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The debut for this acoustic free improvising Amsterdam trio of Ziv Taubenfeld on bass clarinet, Henk Zwerver on guitar, and Maya Felixbrodt on viola, in a set of abstract improvisations of an active nature using unorthodox and extended techniques, with an upbeat sense of excitement and enthusiasm that allows for solo forays amongst great collective discourse.

Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow): Graz Live 1961 Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow):
Graz Live 1961

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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After introducing his new trio with pianist Paul Bley and double bassist Steve Swallow in two 1961 albums on Verve, clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre embarked on a tour of Europe, this recently discovered, well-recorded concert in Graf, Austria the perfect example of his unique concepts yielding intensely focused, harmonically challenging, rhythmically abstract, and exquisite chamber jazz.

Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert): Fruits Of Soli Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert):
Fruits Of Solitude

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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With a superb septet of improvisers also versed in contemporary music, trumpeter Franz Koglmann presents sophisticated compositions that interject the concept of "solitude" in the three-part title track, alongside Koglmann compositions and Jimmy Giuffre's "Finger Snapper", using striking orchestration of trumpet, sax, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, french horn, cello and double bass.

Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler: The Song Is You Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler:
The Song Is You

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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Drawing on material from Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, Michel Legrand, Harry Warren, and Victor Young, the lyrical duo of saxophonist Alex Hendriksen (Swiss Jazz Orchestra) and double bassist Fabian Gisler (Jurg Wickihalder European Quartet) cite the art form of storytelling as central to their music as they reflect thoughtfully on the American Songbook.

Kleeb, Hildegard / Roland Dahinden / Alexandre Babel: Lines Kleeb, Hildegard / Roland Dahinden / Alexandre Babel:
Lines

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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The long-running duo since 1987 of spouses, pianist Hildegard Kleeb and trombonist Roland Dahinden, are joined by Swiss-born/ Berlin-based percussionist & vibraphonist Alexandre Babel for an album of interweaving and contrasting instrumental lines, blurring the boundaries between contemporary music and improvisation through exceptional mastery and dialog.

Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg: Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg:
Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Finding free improvising trumpeter Jacob Wick, a master of lowercase approaches using unorthodox techniques, in a more active setting with Chicago drummer Phil Sudderberg (Marker with Vanderkmark, Dave Rempis); together they challenge each other in a give and take of skill and solid discussion, leaving room for unusual and sometimes aberrant technique; joyful!

Caloia, Nicolas / Yves Charuest / Karl Fousek : Maps To Hands [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Caloia, Nicolas / Yves Charuest / Karl Fousek :
Maps To Hands [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Extremely active electro-fueled free improvisation from the Montreal trio of Nicolas Caloia on double bass, Yves Charuest on alto saxophone, and Karl Fousek on analog synth, their second album presenting seven quirky and captivating conversations of confident sax and bass work interrupted and played with by Fousek's interventions, like a free improv Pere Ubu.

Spires That In The Sunset Rise: House Ecstatic [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Spires That In The Sunset Rise:
House Ecstatic [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Hard-edged Chicago/NY free improvisation from the female duo of Kathleen Baird on piano, flute and voice, and Taralie Peterson on saxophone, flute and voice, the two, who have recorded with Michael Zerang, show their powerful chops through skronky conversation recorded in 3 locations from Decatur, IL through Madison, WI to Brooklyn, NY.

Kraabel, Caroline : Last1 And Last2 Kraabel, Caroline :
Last1 And Last2

(Emanem -- UK )

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LAST is part of a series by Caroline Kraabel (LIO, Remote Viewers) mixing live improvisation with pre-recorded material provided by Robert Wyatt for this purpose, performed live at Cafe OTO in two versions: first where the 15-piece ensemble has not yet heard the Wyatt interventions, and second where they were familiar with and use his voice to structure what they play.

Stellari String Quartet (Wachsmann / Hug / Mattos / Edwards): Vulcan Stellari String Quartet (Wachsmann / Hug / Mattos / Edwards):
Vulcan

(Emanem -- UK )

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The brilliant free improvising group Stellari String Quartet came together more than ten years ago, with members from Brazil, England, Swizerland and Uganda, here in only their 2nd release, using improvisational processes in the 11 pieces of of their live album recorded at St. Mary's Church Stoke Newington and Iklectic Art Lab London 2018.

Niescier, Angelika (w/ Christopher Tordini / Gerald Cleaver feat Jonathan Finlayson): New York Trio Niescier, Angelika (w/ Christopher Tordini / Gerald Cleaver feat Jonathan Finlayson):
New York Trio

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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After last year's release of "The Berline Concert", Cologne-based saxophonist Angelika Niescier returns to New York to record in the studio with the quartet of bassist Christopher Tordini, with whom she's recorded before, plus trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and drummer Gerald Cleaver, the excitement of their playing unmistakable in 8 Niescier compositions.

Theiler, Yves Trio (w/ Luca Sisera / Lukas Mantel): WE Theiler, Yves Trio (w/ Luca Sisera / Lukas Mantel):
WE

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Swiss pianist and composer Yves Theiler's Trio with bassist Luca Sisear and Lukas Mantel in a lyrical and upbeat album of contemporary jazz, balancing free playing with optimistic melodic arrangements leaving himself and his players plenty of room for expression, their association since 2012 bringing a nearly telepathic rapport in their enthusiastic interaction.

 

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