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Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra): One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra):
One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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A formidable meeting of three powerhouses of modern creative improvisation of diverse backgrounds -- Filipina-American drummer/percussionist Susie Ibarra, legendary New York bassist William Parker, and Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, in a spirited, masterful and stunning live performance at the Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona recorded in 1998.

Carrier, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / John Edwards / Michel Lambert: Nirguna [2 CDs] Carrier, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / John Edwards / Michel Lambert:
Nirguna [2 CDs]

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Powerful and complete performance at London's Vortex club from the indefatigable quartet led by Canadian saxophonist Francois Carrier, featuring one of the finest European young piano virtuosos, Alexander Hawkins, one of the most in-demand bass players on the Euro/London free improv scene, John Edwards, and long running partner to Carrier, drummer Michel Lambert.

Nobject (Martin Kuchen / Rafal Mazur / Vasco Trilla): X-Rayed [2 CDs] Nobject (Martin Kuchen / Rafal Mazur / Vasco Trilla):
X-Rayed [2 CDs]

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Bringing separate collaborations together as a trio, Swedish saxophonist Martin Kuchen (Angles), who has worked separately with Catalan drummer Vascto Trilli and Polish guitarist Rafal Mazur, come together as Nobject, recording at Lodz-Art Inkubator during the sixth Musica Privata festival in Lodz, Poland, for fully free, sinuous and assertive improvisation.

As You Hear (Veryan Weston / Pei Ann Yeoh / Bei Bei Wang): Four Seasonings As You Hear (Veryan Weston / Pei Ann Yeoh / Bei Bei Wang):
Four Seasonings

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Recording at Vortex Jazz Club in London in 2018, the As You Hear trio of renowned London and European free jazz pianist Veryan Weston with two younger generation improvisers, Pei Ann Yeoh (violin) and Beibei Wang (drums & percussion), here presenting a sophisticated concert of group improvisation, each collective improvisation named for a spice or seasoning.

Stapp, Ben / Joe Morris feat. Stephen Haynes : Mind Creature Sound Dasein Stapp, Ben / Joe Morris feat. Stephen Haynes :
Mind Creature Sound Dasein

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Splitting his time between Portugal and NY, tuba and euphonium player Ben Stapp's association with guitarist Joe Morris and cornetist Stephen Haynes started in 2011, including participating in their Improvisations series, leading to this trio performing Stapp's compositions with musical forms based on the narrative structure of his novel "Mind Creat Sound Dasein".

Shocron, Paula / Pablo Diaz (special guest Guillermo Gregorio): Dialogos Shocron, Paula / Pablo Diaz (special guest Guillermo Gregorio):
Dialogos

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Argentinian improvisers Paula Shocron (piano) and Pablo Diaz (drums) invite masterful Argentinian clarinetist and Mivimiento Musica Mas founder Guillermo Gregori to record these 14 collective improvisations in the studio in New York, drawing upon contemporary and jazz elements with virtuosic skill, revealing inventive and imaginative playing.

Petit, Jean-Luc / Jeremy Baysse / Fabrice Favriou: Ecorchure Petit, Jean-Luc / Jeremy Baysse / Fabrice Favriou:
Ecorchure

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Ecorchure translates to a skin wound produced by a violent friction that removes or tears the superficial layers; here the French trio of Jean-Luc Petit on saxophones, Jeremy Baysse on electric guitar & gadgets, and Fabrice Favriou on drums, tear through three excoriating improvisations during a 2019 live concert at Ateliers Musicaux Syrinx, in Poitiers France.

Parker, Evan / Eddie Prevost: Tools Of Imagination Parker, Evan / Eddie Prevost:
Tools Of Imagination

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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An awe-inspiring concert between two free improvisation legends from London recording at Pardon To Tu [Teatr Nowy Clubroom] in Poland--percussionist Eddie Prevost and saxophonist Evan Parker on tenor sax--in an hour-long performance that starts with Prevost's reverberant bowed metal, as the two build and recede with profound concentration and masterful skill.

New York Contemporary Five, The: Live at Koncertsal, Copenhagen, 17.10.1963 [VINYL] New York Contemporary Five, The:
Live at Koncertsal, Copenhagen, 17.10.1963 [VINYL]

(Alternative Fox -- UK )

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Formed in 1962, the New York Contemporary Five with Don Cherry on trumpet, Archie Shepp & John Tchicai on saxophones, Don Moore on bass, and J.C. Moses on drums, was short lived but their influence long lasting, this live album from Copenhagen in 1963 is a testament to their contribution to 60s free jazz, and a welcome addition to their scant discography.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere the exuberant result!

Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey : I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey :
I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The debut recording of New York double bassist Sean Ali's improvising string trio with violist Joanna Mattrey and cellist Leila Bordreuil, having worked together since 2015, each brings impressive technique and a somewhat twisted approach to their strings in a diverse set of extended improvisation from pensive and spacious to formidable density.

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins /  Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham):
Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep, the latter two the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra bottom to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive sometimes cantankerous and profound improvisation.

Charles, Xavier / ƒric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / ƒric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass and objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Rousay, Claire: Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Rousay, Claire:
Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Exploring human relationships, and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds, San Antonio drummer Claire Rousay, who has worked with Jacob Wick, Ken Vandermark, Brandon Lopez, &c. recorded these six solo drum performances in the studio, developing each in a way that shows her strong technical skills and narrative voice on the drums.

Drasler / Jackson / Thompson: Nauportus Drasler / Jackson / Thompson:
Nauportus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Clarinetist Tom Jackson, guitarist Daniel Thompson and drummer Vid Drasler met in 2016 as part of the CRAM Records residency at FriForma in Ljubljana, at which time they performed and recorded as a trio, vowing to collaborate again; this album of open-minded free improvisation is the result: "Nauportus" in 5 parts, ebbing and flowing from near silence to animated interaction.

Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum): The No-Nosed Puppet [VINYL] Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum):
The No-Nosed Puppet [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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The New York supergroup of Mary Halvorson on guitar, Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Benoit Delbecq on piano, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet & flugelhorn in a studio album with compositions from all 4 players, their friendship and history of working together bringing virtuosity, precision, freedom in exploration and exuberance to their collective conversations.

Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel): Map of Liberation Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel):
Map of Liberation

(RogueArt -- France )

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Born from the duo of Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell and French bassist Joelle Leandre ("Sisters Where") and brought together by Myra Melford, this is the 2nd album from their Tiger Trio formation, joining profound skill, unusual creative intent, ferociously authoritative conversation, shrewd wit, and an innate sense of balance to 11 succinct collective improvisations.

I Am Three & Me (Nicols, Maggie / Silke Eberhard / Nikolaus Neuser / Christian Marien): Mingus' Soun I Am Three & Me (Nicols, Maggie / Silke Eberhard / Nikolaus Neuser / Christian Marien):
Mingus' Sounds Of Love

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Following their 2016 album "I Am Three, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus", the German trio of Silke Eberhard on alto saxophone, Nikolaus Neuser on trumpet, and Christian Marien on drums invited British improvising vocalist Maggie Nicols to further explore the works of jazz legend Charles Mingus in song and spoken word in a thoroughly enjoyable and worthy tribute to his work.

Oberg, Uwe / Rudi Mahall / Michael Griener: Lacy Pool 2 Oberg, Uwe / Rudi Mahall / Michael Griener:
Lacy Pool 2

(Leo Records -- UK )

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The second "Lacy Pool" directed by pianist Uwe Oberg and with drummer Michael Griener the common element, invites Rudi Mahall on clarinets as they interpret, or as Oberg describes it, "unlock" the music of Steve Lacy, in 9 compositions including "Trickles", "Cliches", "Ladies", &c., plus two Oberg compositions that fit into his pool of Lacy interpretations.

Anemochore (Frantz Loriot / Sebastian Strinning / Daniel Studer / Benjamin Brodbeck): Suites And See Anemochore (Frantz Loriot / Sebastian Strinning / Daniel Studer / Benjamin Brodbeck):
Suites And Seeds

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Taking their name from plants whose seeds are distributed by wind, violist Frantz Loriot and bassist Daniel Studer formed Anemochore in 2016 to purse different playing techniques and preparations in their search for unique forms of improvisation, here with drummer Benjamin Brodbeck and saxophonist & bass clarinetist Sebastian Strinning, recorded by Jean-Marc Foussat.

IKB: Paradoxurus hermaphroditus IKB:
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording at the 12th CreativeFest at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, the IKB ensemble is represented by 20 musicians for this performance, merging acoustic and electronic instruments including strings, brass, winds, self-made instruments, and percussion in a concert of intense constraint & patience, seething with detail and replete with consummate skill.

OGJB Quartet, The (Lake / Haynes / Fonda / Altschul): Bamako OGJB Quartet, The (Lake / Haynes / Fonda / Altschul):
Bamako

(Tum -- Finland )

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After more than 10 years of working together, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Barry Altschul asked saxophonist Oliver Lake and trumpeter Graham Haynes to join in this quartet, their name taken from their first initials, as they present compositions from all four players, plus a poem from Lake, ending with two collective improvisations; a solid and dynamic start to a new quartet.

Crispell, Marilyn / Tanya Kalmanovitch / Richard Tietelbaum: Dream Libretto Crispell, Marilyn / Tanya Kalmanovitch / Richard Tietelbaum:
Dream Libretto

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Two distinct yet emotionally connected works from pianist Marilyn Crispell, violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch a partner in both; first, a "Memoria" for Crispell's relatives who died in World War II, in spacious and moving character, Richard Tietelbaum adding mood through haunting electronics; and 7 piano & violin duos, from the masterfully eccentric to the beautifully reflective.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Mark Feldman / Jason Hwang: Strings 1 Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Mark Feldman / Jason Hwang:
Strings 1

(Leo Records -- UK )

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With two violins (Mat Maneri & Mark Feldman) and one viola (Jason Kao Hwang), Ivo Perelman initiates his 7-CD "Strings" series, freely improvising in an unusual collective setting as an illusionary string quartet, Perelman functioning as a virtual cello on the saxophone, another tenor instrument he played for years before turning to the sax; stunning.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / William Henry Roberts / Ned Rothenberg: Strings 2 Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / William Henry Roberts / Ned Rothenberg:
Strings 2

(Leo Records -- UK )

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The second in Ivo Perelman's 7-CD "Strings" series with a core duo of Perelman on tenor saxophone and Mat Maneri on viola, are joined by Downtown NY cellist Hank Roberts on 7 of 9 tracks, and bass clarinetist Ned Rothenberg on 4; the addition of Roberts adds an emotional drive to their recordings, as Rothenberg brings spectacular technique and creative power.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley: Strings 3 Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley:
Strings 3

(Leo Records -- UK )

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The 3rd album of NY-based Brazilian tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's Strings series with Mat Maneri on viola adds trumpeter Nate Wooley, an unusual instrument for a string series, but in the adaptable creative intent of Wooley's playing the trumpet is found intertwining with the strings and Perelman's cello-like sax runs to create a remarkable complement in their collective voice.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley / Matthew Shipp: Strings 4 Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley / Matthew Shipp:
Strings 4

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Expanding on the trio setting of NY tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's "Strings 3" album, the 4th of the planned 7 CDs adds pianist Matthew Shipp to create a quartet that, while somewhat conventional on the surface, in practice emphasizes a string-like approach in both the woodwind and brass components, Shipp's perspective adding a unique dimension to the collective improvisation.

Rodrigues, Ernesto: Spiegel Rodrigues, Ernesto:
Spiegel

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two sets across two nights during CreativeFest #12 at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, in a septet of six acoustic sources--viola, cellos, flute, trumpet, piano and percussion--and electronics, an extended journey approached with quiet tension and incredible detail, the recording of the first set used as the basis for the 2nd to create a virtual ensemble.

Neuser, Nikolaus / Carlos Quebrada: Toxicodendron Radicans Neuser, Nikolaus / Carlos Quebrada:
Toxicodendron Radicans

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording in New York at the Omi International Arts Center in 2018, the duo of German trumpeter Nikolaus Neuser and Brazilian bassist Carlos Eduardo Quebrada Vasquez, Quebrada expanding his bass through electronics, capture an inventive and active set of dialogs, rich in technical skill and continually surprising through twists and turns; action-packed and inspired.

Nuno, Jorge Connection: Sao Paulo Connection Nuno, Jorge Connection:
Sao Paulo Connection

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Far ranging free improvisation from the Sao Paulo, Brazil quartet of Jorge Nuno on guitar, Romulo Alexis on trumpet, Vitor Vieira Branco on vibraphone, and Rafael Cab on drums, in ethnically rich and spiritual playing that incorporates beautiful atmospheric work, ruminating assertive playing, and idiosyncratic interaction with unusual technique and percussive instruments.

Cooper-Moore, The Sessions: Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG] Cooper-Moore, The Sessions:
Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG]

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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After a NY session for a Giuseppe Logan album, guitarist Ed Pettersen and pianist & instrument builder Cooper-Moore recorded their own acoustic quartet with Cooper-Moore on piano, then headed to Nashville to record acoustic and electric improv sets, then finally this gospel set with "Reverend Eddie Bones", all presented on 3 CDs in a keepsake tin in a printed cloth bag.

Cooper-Moore, The Sessions: Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG + 7'' VINYL] Cooper-Moore, The Sessions:
Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG + 7'' VINYL]

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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After a NY session for a Giuseppe Logan album, guitarist Ed Pettersen and pianist & instrument builder Cooper-Moore recorded their own acoustic quartet with Cooper-Moore on piano, then headed to Nashville to record acoustic and electric improv sets, then finally this gospel set with "Reverend Eddie Bones", all presented on 3 CDs in a keepsake tin in a printed cloth bag.

McPhee, Joe  / Lol Coxhill / Chris Corsano / Evan Parker: Tree Dancing McPhee, Joe / Lol Coxhill / Chris Corsano / Evan Parker:
Tree Dancing

(Otoroku -- UK )

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A 2010 recording at London's Cafe Oto by the London / New York quartet of Lol Coxhill on soprano saxophone, Evan Parker on saxophones, Joe McPhee on saxophones, and Chris Corsano on drums & percussion, with McPhee introducing the set and starting with a tribute to Ornette Coleman, as the four perform seven intense "dances" as duos, trios and full quartet.

McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen-Love: Lift Every Voice And Sing [VINYL] McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Lift Every Voice And Sing [VINYL]

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

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Smalltown Supersound's sublabel Actions for Free Jazz presents this live concert at Oslo's St. Edmund's Church from the duo of frequent collaborators Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet & tenor saxophone, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and percussion, featuring compositions by James Weldon Johnson, Thelonious Monk and Joe McPhee plus two by McPhee and Nilssen-Love.

Gayle, Charles / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Seasons Changing [2 CDs] Gayle, Charles / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
Seasons Changing [2 CDs]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Recorded at Cafe Oto in London in 2017, legendary NY free jazz saxophonist Charles Gayle is joined by masterful free improvisers John Edwards on double bass and Mark Sanders for two live sets, released here in a limited 2-CD album, presenting the fire and range of all three players, from full-on aggressive and confrontational playing to deeply introspective.

Schlippenbach Quartet: Three Nails Left [VINYL] Schlippenbach Quartet:
Three Nails Left [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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Essential reissue of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's 1975 FMP album with his quartet of free jazz legends Evan Parker on soprano & tenor saxophones, Peter Kowald on double bass, and Paul Lovens on percussion, in a live concert at New Jazz Festival Moers in Germany, 1974, and at Berlin's Quartier Latin in 1975; creative, unpredictable, cathartic, masterful free jazz.

Ambarchi, Oren / Mark Fell / Will Guthrie / Sam Shalabi: Oglon Day [VINYL] Ambarchi, Oren / Mark Fell / Will Guthrie / Sam Shalabi:
Oglon Day [VINYL]

(Thirtythree Thirtythree -- UK )

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The debut from the quartet of Oren Ambarchi (guitar, bass, electronics), Mark Fell (computer), Will Guthrie (drums & percussion), and Sam Shalabi (Oud), recording in the studio in London before their 2016 Masafat Festival appearance, presenting these two extended and upbeat works blending acoustic and electronic instruments in composed and improvised approaches.

Prevost, Eddie: Matching Mix [VINYL] Prevost, Eddie:
Matching Mix [VINYL]

(Earshot Recordings -- UK )

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Solo percussion pieces from AMM percussionist and Matchless label leader Eddie Prevost, recorded in a single day in Matching Tye, Essex at All Saints Church, and High Laver, the burial site of philosopher John Locke, whose idea of mixing labor with materials is an analogy for Prevost's approach to creative improvisation, here in 5 distinctive examples.

Testa, Carl : Sway Prototypes  - Volume 2 Testa, Carl :
Sway Prototypes - Volume 2

(Sway -- USA )

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2nd volume of bassist Carl Testa's Sway electroacoustic interactive software, taking the individual playing of Erica Dicker on violin, Junko Fujiwara on cello, Louis Guarino Jr. on trumpet, Andria Nicodemou on vibraphone, Carl Testa on bass & electronics, and Anne Rhodes on voice, Testa's software generating responses that push and pull the musician in unique directions.

Testa, Carl : Sway Prototypes - Volume 1 Testa, Carl :
Sway Prototypes - Volume 1

(Sway -- USA )

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1st volume of bassist Carl Testa's Sway electroacoustic interactive software, taking the individual playing of Erica Dicker on violin, Junko Fujiwara on cello, Louis Guarino Jr. on trumpet, Andria Nicodemou on vibraphone, Carl Testa on bass & electronics, and Anne Rhodes on voice, Testa's software generating responses that push and pull the musician in unique directions.

String Theory: Krypton String Theory:
Krypton

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Portuguese large improvising ensemble String Theory is heard live during the CreativeFest#12, at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018, in an extended improvisation of incredible layering and restraint, making an amalgam of mostly acoustic string sources sound electronic and hallucinatory, an incredible achievement in string sonics.

Lisbon String Trio / Gil Goncalves: Merz Lisbon String Trio / Gil Goncalves:
Merz

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on contrabass continue their recent string of collaborations with a fourth player, Portuguese tuba player Gil Goncalves joining to addd a unique complement to their strings, as Goncalves adds bass, blats, growls and unique timbres of upper register low brass.

Garcia, Miguel A. / Oier Iruretagoiena / Abdul Moimeme / Lorea Oar-Arteta / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carl Garcia, Miguel A. / Oier Iruretagoiena / Abdul Moimeme / Lorea Oar-Arteta / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos:
Sitsa

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Joing Portuguese and Spanish improvisers for four recordings in Bilbao, Spain, this sextet presents sound works using unusual orchestration--piano harp, viola, guitar, metals, electric organ, paper, contact mics, and electronics--balancing spacious exploration with assertive moments of percussive and caustic sound, evolving bold sonic and timbral combinations.

de Heney, Nina / Karin Johansson / Henrik Wartel: Quagmire de Heney, Nina / Karin Johansson / Henrik Wartel:
Quagmire

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Turning the piano trio concept onto its sonic side, the Swedish trio of Nina de Heney on double bass, Karin Johansson on piano, and Henrik Wartel on drums owe more to AMM than jazz tradition, as they use extended techniques and a sound-oriented approach to improvisation, presenting three live recordings at Elementstudion, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Pavone, Mario Dialect Trio: Philosophy Pavone, Mario Dialect Trio:
Philosophy

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Three in-demand New York improvisers--Mario Pavone on double bass, Matt Mitchell on piano, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums-- recording in the studio in one of the premiere spaces in the Metropolitan area, Firehouse 12, resulting in this profoundly authoritatve piano trio album, with five Pavone original compositions, two from Annette Peacock, and one collective improv.

Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Malaby / Seabrook / Formanek / Cleaver): Last Minute Theory Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Malaby / Seabrook / Formanek / Cleaver):
Last Minute Theory

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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After pianist Simon Nabatov's return to NYC in 2018 he began assembling this quintet with the goal of pursuing a more traditional jazz setting, enlisting support from some of the city's finest and most versatile players--saxophonist Tony Malaby, drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist Michael Formanek, and guitarist Brandon Seabrook--here in an exuberant set of Nabatov originals.

Cat in a Bag (Figueira / Fonseca / Clemente / Lucas): Cat in a Bag Cat in a Bag (Figueira / Fonseca / Clemente / Lucas):
Cat in a Bag

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With 3 members of the sextet Slow is Possible--alto saxophonist Bruno Figueira, guitarist Joao Clemente and drummer Duarte Fonseca--plus bassist Joao Lucas (who has his own trio on Creative Sources), this cat is a genre-mashing band, blurring jazz and rock forms in a very Downtown NY way: open-minded, surprising, articulate, sophisticated, and passionate improv.

Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black): The Point In Question Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black):
The Point In Question

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Berlin-based Canadian double bassist and composer Miles Perkin (Lauzier/Perkin/Kuster, Benoit Delbecq 3, Glue) writes for his own quartet with pianist Delbecq, drummer Jim Black and trumpeter Tom Arthurs, presenting seven compositions leaving room for superb free soloing from all four, in an accomplished album of an optimistic and lyrical intent.

Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black): The Point In Question [VINYL w/ DOWNLOA Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black):
The Point In Question [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Berlin-based Canadian double bassist and composer Miles Perkin (Lauzier/Perkin/Kuster, Benoit Delbecq 3, Glue) writes for his own quartet with pianist Delbecq, drummer Jim Black and trumpeter Tom Arthurs, presenting seven compositions leaving room for superb free soloing from all four in an accomplished album of an optimistic and lyrical intent.

Resnik, Cene Free Stellar Trio + Rob Mazurek: Age Of Chaos Resnik, Cene Free Stellar Trio + Rob Mazurek:
Age Of Chaos

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Cene Resnik seeks spiritual focus in his free playing with his trio of drummer Marko Lasic (Cerkno Jubileum Orchestra, Alchemical Playgrounds) and pianist Giorgio Pacorig, finding the perfect foil in Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek, as they take the stage at the 2018 Jazz Cerkno Festival for this extended energetic, introspective, & spiritual concert.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Abdul Moimeme / Antez: Magma Rodrigues, Ernesto / Abdul Moimeme / Antez:
Magma

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An eruption of sound from the long-standing collaboration of violist Ernesto Rodrigues and Abdul Moimeme, here on prepared electric guitar, in a trio with unique percussionist Antez, whose intimate relationship with the percussive objects he uses creates a tectonic aural range of explosive flows and deeply churning cymbal vibration, caught live at Lisboa Incomum, in Lisbon.

Vazquez, Pablo  / Hernan Sama: El Nombre Del Ritual Vazquez, Pablo / Hernan Sama:
El Nombre Del Ritual

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Thirteen emphatic "rituals" from the Argentinian duo of saxophonist Hernan Sama, recording in the studio as they employ an array of techniques including extended bowing and plucking approaches, saxophone smears, growls, vocal utterances, odd reed techniques, &c, to engage their listener's ears as they unfold dialog that merges jazz forms and fully free improvisation.

Brennan, Patrick / Abdul Moimeme: Terraphonia Brennan, Patrick / Abdul Moimeme:
Terraphonia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portuguese guitarist and experiementer Abdul Moimeme, once a student of US free jazz saxophonist Patrick Brennan, now joins him as Moimeme employs two electroacoustically altered guitars played simultaneously with objects, Brennan performing on sax and cornet, as they create unusual and assertive abstract sonic environments, intensely detailed and gripping.

Trigger (Greene / Hanes / Edgcomb): Pull Trigger (Greene / Hanes / Edgcomb):
Pull

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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John Zorn invited the trio of guitarist Will Greene, bassist Simon Hanes, and drummer Aaron Edgcomb, to found a new band and play his score books "Bagatelles" and "Apparitions" for his Tzadik label; the trio found common ground merging jazz, experimental and rock forms, forming Trigger and releaseing this album of wonderfully strange creative intent.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Tom Rainey : Tism Laubrock, Ingrid / Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Tom Rainey :
Tism

(RogueArt -- France )

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The first recording from these four exceptional improvisers--Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano saxophones, Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Mark Feldman on violin, and Tom Rainey on drums--a session of collective improvisation fueled by each other's familiarity through shared projects over many years, yielding these remarkably cohesive and articulate recordings.

Brown, Rob Quartet (w/ Steve Swell / Chris Lightcap / Chad Taylor): From Here To Hear Brown, Rob Quartet (w/ Steve Swell / Chris Lightcap / Chad Taylor):
From Here To Hear

(RogueArt -- France )

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A strong session from formidable alto saxophonist Rob Brown, presenting six compositions performed with the extraordinary grouping of trombonist Steve Swell, double bassist Chris Lightcap, and drummer Chad Taylor, all beautifully recorded in the studio, showing the incisive soloing of each player as they keep their listeners swinging on the edges of their seats.

Douglas, Dave feat. Uri Caine / Andrew Cyrille: Devotion Douglas, Dave feat. Uri Caine / Andrew Cyrille:
Devotion

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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Devoted to the people who helped make these pieces come about, including Franco D'Andrea, Carla Bley, Mary Lou Williams, and Dizzy Gillespie, from the NY trio of Dave Douglas on trumpet and long-time collaborator, pianist Uri Caine, joined by master drummer and percussionist Andrew Cyrille for 10 sophisticated and joyful works in modern creative jazz.

Zorn, John: Pellucidar - A Dreamers Fantabula [VINYL] Zorn, John:
Pellucidar - A Dreamers Fantabula [VINYL]

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Virgin vinyl gatefold remastered issue of Zorn's 2015 Dreamers album with Cyro Baptista on percussion, Joey Baron on drums, Trevor Dunn on bass, Marc Ribot on guitars, Jamie Saft on keyboards, and Kenny Wollesen on vibes, a lyrical album of tuneful compositions and superb soloing, with beguiling compositions inspired by the imaginary worlds of fantasy literature.

Banks / Canha / Taylor / Ison: Luminos Banks / Canha / Taylor / Ison:
Luminos

(FMR -- UK )

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Exploring the intersection between freely improvised music and free-jazz, the UK collective quartet of Jose Canha on double bass, Trevor Taylor on drums, percussion, Dan Banks on piano, and Josh Ison on saxophone draw out energetic and subtle moments in their bright interaction, always radiating energetic and focused momentum through a full range of character.

Glascow Improvisors Orchestra / Maggie Nicols: Energy Being Glascow Improvisors Orchestra / Maggie Nicols:
Energy Being

(FMR -- UK )

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The GIO presents a magnificent work of music, text and concept by Maggie Nicols,based on the poem of Scottish bassist Lindsay L. Cooper, "A Madman's Approach to Music", with vocals from Tam Dean Burn, Cliona Cassidy and Maggie Nicols herself, a remarkably fun, somewhat twisted, and thoroughly insightful album capturing Lindsay's create contradictions.

Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun): Gau Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun):
Gau

(FMR -- UK )

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A set of unusual and wonderfully unpredictable electroacoustic improvisations recorded live at the Akustronik#18 concert at Projektraum Streitfeld (Munich) in 2017 from the trio of Udo Schindler performing on reeds, brass & analogue synthesizer; Gunnar Geisse performing on laptopguitar & virtual instruments; and Anton Kaun performing on electronics, zeug & effects.

Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun): superGau Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun):
superGau

(FMR -- UK )

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A single extended improvisation from the trio of Udo Schindler on reeds, brass & analogue synthesizer, Gunnar Geisse on laptopguitar & virtual instruments, and Anton Kaun on electronics, zeug & effects recorded live at Das Lihotzky/wagnis ART, in Munchen, Germany in 2017, a journey of odd intent, brilliant technique, eccentric attitude, and unorthodox dialog.

Frith, Fred : Woodwork / Live At Ateliers Claus Frith, Fred :
Woodwork / Live At Ateliers Claus

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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Fred Frith's solo performances are amongst some of his most fascinating, and this live album at Ateliers Claus in Brussels, 2018 does not disappoint, Frith using every inch of his guitar and an arsenal of objects, in tandem with his masterful creative intent, to present an extended and fascinating journey in sound, remarkable in its breadth and bold inventive power.

Maksimowicz, Jan / Dmitrij Golovanov: Thousand Seconds Of Our Life [VINYL] Maksimowicz, Jan / Dmitrij Golovanov:
Thousand Seconds Of Our Life [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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A sophisticated duo meeting at InTegra House in Trakai, Lithuania between two central figures of Lithuanian creative jazz--saxophonist Jan Maksimowicz and pianist Dmitrij Golovanov--in a spontaneous set of dialogs plus a rendering of Kenny Kirkland's "Dienda", as the two employ magnificent technique and strong lyrical tendencies across twelve succinct improvisations.

Hatcher, Gerrit: Burnt Pan Rolling Boil Hatcher, Gerrit:
Burnt Pan Rolling Boil

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )

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Chicago saxophonist Gerrit Hatcher sees his solo saxophone performances as a format that can be both charismatic and alienating in to the listener, as he uses extreme technique and powerful streams of emotional playing in a set of improvisations: "Salt Dome" parts 1-3, and "Cooking Fuel", each wrought with frailty and bluster; impressive work.

Olive, Tim / Martin Tetreault: Faune Olive, Tim / Martin Tetreault:
Faune

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Fellow Canadians, Montreal's Ambiances Magnetiques collective member, turntablist and electronics artist Martin Tetrault meets Japan-based electronic explorer Tim Olive performing on magnetic pickups, in their first album despite having performed sporadically across three decades: 4 rich improvisations minimally edited, shaping sound in compelling ways.

Girard, Doreen / Tim Olive: Boro Girard, Doreen / Tim Olive:
Boro

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Recording in Saskatoon in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan the day before their performance at the Sounds Like Festival, audio explorer Tim Olive brings his magnetic pickups in a first meeting with Doreen Girard performing on a prepared tsymbaly, a Ukranian hammer dulcimer, for a single, unusually evolving, and wonderfully rich improvisation.

Detail (Frode Gjerstad / Johnny Mbizo Dyani / John Stevens): Day Two Detail (Frode Gjerstad / Johnny Mbizo Dyani / John Stevens):
Day Two

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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The history of the early Detail trio of Frode Gjerstad on tenor & soprano saxophones, Johnny Mbizo Dyani on double bass, and John Stevens on drums continues to be unearthed with this studio session at Staccato Studios, in Stavanger, Norway in 1982, in two extended improvisations demonstrating the impressive skill and direction the band possessed.

Attic, The (Rodrigo Amado / Goncalo Almeida / Onno Govaert): Summer Bummer Attic, The (Rodrigo Amado / Goncalo Almeida / Onno Govaert):
Summer Bummer

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Following up their 2017 album live at SMUP in Lisboa, the Attic trio of Rodrigo Amado on tenor saxophone, Goncalo Almeida on double bass, and Onno Govaert on drums are heard in this concert at the 2018 Summer Bummer Festival in Antwerp, Belgium, in a solid set of confidently exploratory improvisation and engrossing group dialog balancing pensive reflection and fire.

Beger, Albert Quartet: The Gate [VINYL] Beger, Albert Quartet:
The Gate [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Israeli saxophonist Albert Beger's Quartet with Milton Michaeli on piano, Shay Hazan on bass, and Ofer Bymel on drums, the leader also on Shakuhachi, in a studio set of Beger compositions, drawing on his work with William Parker and Hamid Drake in six recordings that balance structure and freedom in soloing, a fine album of modern creative jazz.

Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long: Landscapes Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long:
Landscapes

(FMR -- UK )

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The counterpart to the Dunmall session "Seascapes" recorded at the same Victoria Rooms at the University of Bristol's music department, this quartet sees Dunmall on soprano sax and flute joined by three string players--Benedict Taylor on viola, Ashley John Long on bass, and guitarist Phil Gibbs--for six detailed collective improvisations leaning toward chamber jazz.

Dickey, Whit / Kirk Knuffke: Drone Dream [VINYL] Dickey, Whit / Kirk Knuffke:
Drone Dream [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Two implicitly lyrical players -- trumpeter Kirk Knuffke and drummer Whit Dickey -- in their second album together of well-paced, thoughtful dialog, an intimate set of recordings that show the adept skills of both as they promote their inherent melodic intentions on their instruments, neither overpowering, but conversing in a warm and rewarding give and take.

Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada: An Eternal Moment Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada:
An Eternal Moment

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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A concert in 1995 at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi of the duo of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada and alto saxophone Kang Tae Hwan, both using exceptional and unusual approaches to their music, applying their backgrounds in free jazz, theater and studies in traditional African and Asian percussion to create a unique hybrid, from hypnotic to frenetic; fascinating.

 

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