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Rempis / Parker / Haker Flaten / Cunningham: Stringers & Struts Rempis / Parker / Haker Flaten / Cunningham:
Stringers & Struts

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The collaborative quartet of current and former Chicago improvisers and band leaders from Dave Rempis on alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, Jeff Parker on guitar, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Jeremy Cunningham on drums, are heard live at Elastic Arts in Chicago during the 2019 Chicago Jazz Festival, capturing these three extended and masterful conversations.

Charlie Parker: Be Bop Live  [2 CDs] Charlie Parker:
Be Bop Live [2 CDs]

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Remarkably remastered recordings of Charlie Parker's quintets from 1945-49, performing live at Carnegie Hall, Royal Roost, & Town Hall with configurations of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham, Red Rodney, Don Byas, Al Haig, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Kenny Clarke, Tommy Potter & Curley Russell, allowing us to re-live the consistent brilliance of the leader and his sidemen.

Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser): Prismo Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser):
Prismo

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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The quartet of Sergio Armaroli (vibraphone), Martina Brodbeck (cello), Francesca Gemmo (piano), and Fritz Hauser (drums & percussion), also heard in free improvisational duos and trios, perform Armaroli's "Structuring the Silence", aiming to extend the performers' improvisational freedom using time and space through broad compositional instructions.

Sun Ra Arkestra: Swirling Sun Ra Arkestra:
Swirling

(STRUT / Artyard -- E.U. )

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The first new Sun Ra Arkestra album in twenty years, recorded in Philadelphia under the direction of saxophonist Marshall Allan, with long-standing Arkestra members including Danny Ray Thompson, Michael Ray, Vincent Chancey, Knoel Scott, Cecil Brooks, Atakatune, Elson Nascimento and Tyler Mitchel, with new material and new renderings of classic Ra compositions.

Red Fiction: Visions of the Void Red Fiction:
Visions of the Void

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Composer and guitarist Jason Schimme of Secret Chiefs 3 steps out on his own with a set of effusive and irresistible compositions for a large ensemble of primarily West Coast musicians, his works blending a wide variety of traditions and styles, from blues, jazz and surf rock to Balkan folk, shifting quickly within each piece in nimble and clever ways.

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan / Isla Antinero / Stella Ignacio: The Search for the Fi Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan / Isla Antinero / Stella Ignacio:
The Search for the Five Senses

(Sol Disk Records -- USA )

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Recorded during Sabu Toyozumi's first collaboration with Rick Countryman in 2017, this album features music from the same nights that produced Jya-Ne and Center of Contradiction: 6 tracks from an August 11th quintet performance with voice and trombone, and electric bass; plus 2 tracks from the following night in a trio format with acoustic bass.

Reid, Tomeka / Joe Morris: Combinations Reid, Tomeka / Joe Morris:
Combinations

(RogueArt -- France )

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New York and Chicago string improvisers combine for an album of dense abstractions through individual lines that weave between the two players, briefly combining then moving off to independent methods, as guitarist Joe Morris and cellist Tomeka Reid meet in a Brooklyn studio to record ten improvisations, including one each dedicated to their home cities.

Ballrogg (Ellerhusen-Holm / Arntzen / Stackenas): Rolling Ball Ballrogg (Ellerhusen-Holm / Arntzen / Stackenas):
Rolling Ball

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Norwegian trio Ballrog, which started as the duo of Klaus Ellerhusen-Holm on clarinet and Roger Arntzen on double bass, then expanded with guitarist Ivar Grydeland, who is replaced by guitarist David Stackenäus, a perfect choice for the lyrical chamber approach of intertwining lines and fluid melodic statement, with a sense of "free chamber americana"; beautiful.

Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Arntzen / Lofthus / Nymo): This is Chrome Hill Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Arntzen / Lofthus / Nymo):
This is Chrome Hill

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Self-described as Scandinavian jazz rock noir, the Chrome Hill quartet of Asbjorn Lerheim on baritone guitar, Roger Arntzen on double bass, Torstein Lofthus on drums & vibraphone, and Atle Nymo on tenor saxophone, present a dramatic album of contrasts inspired by cinematic and musical moods, merging elements of folk, Delta blues and cowboy rock into their darkly cool sound.

Cortex (Hoyer / Nilssen / Alberts / Johansson): Legal Tender Cortex (Hoyer / Nilssen / Alberts / Johansson):
Legal Tender

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Seriously joyful and consequential "avant-garde party music" from the Norwegian Cortex quartet of Ola Hoyer on double bass, Gard Nilssen on drums & percussion, Kristoffer Berre Alberts on saxophone, and Thomas Johansson on trumpet, in their 6th album of irresistible, upbeat free jazz.

Goncalves, Luisa: Unno Goncalves, Luisa:
Unno

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A rich and lyrical album of solo piano improvisation from Lisbon-based Portuguese pianist Luísa Gonçalves, improvised yet merging elements of contemporary compositional music into beautiful and graceful forms that she reveals in a contemplative and pensive mood, savoring her notes and progressions while allowing melody to come forward in sophisticated ways.

Lencastre / Nuno / Faustino / Valinho: Anthropic Neglect Lencastre / Nuno / Faustino / Valinho:
Anthropic Neglect

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Three heavy "Concept" pieces of electric jazz from the quartet of Lisbon saxophonist José Lencastre, electric bassist Felipe Zenicola (from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), drummer João Valinho and Jorge Nuno, a guitarist generally associated with psychedelic rock, as the band slowly seethes through a brew that flirts with rock and 70s fusion in unique ways.

Lobo, Joao (Lobo / Lobo / Kempeneer): Simorgh Lobo, Joao (Lobo / Lobo / Kempeneer):
Simorgh

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Drummer Joao Lobo's trio with guitarist Norberto Lobo and double bassist Soet Kempeneer perform the drummer's dynamic compositions, along with one traditional works, a tight trio of highly interactive playing and a sense of familial interplay as the band weaves around Lobo's layered drumming and emphatic grooves, taking time for introspection among their energetic spontaneity.

Yannatou, Savina / Joana Sa: Ways of Not Seeing Yannatou, Savina / Joana Sa:
Ways of Not Seeing

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A gorgeous and sinuous album of piano and voice from Portuguese pianist Joana Sá, using preparations and props to accompany the incredibly illustrative voice of Greek vocalist Savina Yannatou, whose profound skills create a sense of mystery and narrative that surpasses language and intent, creating something uniquely fragile yet fiercely alluring.

Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Expanded Ensemble, The: Soundpath Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Expanded Ensemble, The:
Soundpath

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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AACM legend Muhal Richard Abrams was commissioned by Philadelphia saxophonist Bobby Zankel to compose for Zankel's large ensemble Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, this monumental piece premiered in 2012, but only in 2018 was a 2nd performance possible, conducted by Marty Ehrlich and receiving 2 standing ovations, the band recording this studio version the next day at Drexel University.

Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra: A Fire Side Chat With Lucifer [VINYL] Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra:
A Fire Side Chat With Lucifer [VINYL]

(Modern Harmonic -- USA )

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This 1983 Saturn Research LP presents two sides of the Sun Ra Arkestra, the first side with the 80's classics "Nuclear War" along with "Retrospect" and "Makeup"; the second side presenting the extended and more experimental "A Fireside Chat with Lucifer", a 20 minute well balanced, open framework that allows for both melodic soloing and extended free exchanges.

Gartmayer, Susanna / Christoph Kurzmann: Smaller Sad Gartmayer, Susanna / Christoph Kurzmann:
Smaller Sad

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )

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The first meeting between the Austrian duo of bass clarinetist Susanna Gartmayer and Christof Kurzmann, here using ppool software, voice and rubber band, creating 4 elusive and immersive works that float somewhere in the void between experimental electronics, improvisation and song, creating diaphanous tension and mysterious environments; spellbinding.

El'Zabar, Kahil: Kahil El'Zabar's America The Beautiful El'Zabar, Kahil:
Kahil El'Zabar's America The Beautiful

(Spiritmuse Records -- UK )

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Chicago multi-percussionist Kahil El'Zabar composes, arranges and conducts a tour de force musical testament to speak about the turbulent issues in America and the world today, as well as his hopes and love for a better tomorrow, in a 12-piece ensemble including Hamiet Bluiett, Tomeka Reid, Corey Wilkes, Dennis Winslett, and the James Sanders String Quartet.

Parker, Evan: Monoceros [VINYL] Parker, Evan:
Monoceros [VINYL]

(Treader -- UK )

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

15 Kinder & Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink: Free Jazz und Kinder [VINYL] 15 Kinder & Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink:
Free Jazz und Kinder [VINYL]

(Tochnit Aleph -- Germany )

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Originally released in 1973 on the FMP label as 2 7" records, this obscure gem brings the European Free Improvising masters Peter Brötzmann (tenor sax), Fred Van Hove (piano) and Han Bennink (drums & percussion) into a workshop at Akademie der Kunste, Berlin to record with 15 children between the ages of 8 and 11, a curios merging of free jazz & interactive field recording.

Talibam! W/ Silke Eberhard / Nikolaus Neuser: This Week Is In Two Weeks [VINYL] Talibam! W/ Silke Eberhard / Nikolaus Neuser:
This Week Is In Two Weeks [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Merging two collaborative free jazz pairings — New York's Talibam! duo of keyboardist Matt Mottel and drummer Kevin Shea with Berlin-based saxophonist Silike Eberhard and trumpeter Nikolaus Neuser, both members of I Am Three — recording in Berlin for two dynamic and far-ranging improvisations of exceptionally creative drive and concepts with unorthodox instrumentation.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Miguel Almeida / Andre Lanca / Bernardo Alvares / Felice Furioso: Un Seul Regar Rodrigues, Ernesto / Miguel Almeida / Andre Lanca / Bernardo Alvares / Felice Furioso:
Un Seul Regard Le Chant Petri De Beaute Un Mot Vert

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Acoustic and sublime minimal acoustic improvisation with an emphasis on strings from the Portuguese quintet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Almeida on acoustic guitar, Andre Lanca on electric guitar, Bernardo Alvares on double bass, and Felice Furioso on percussion, performing live during the Small Format Materials Festival at Galeria Monumental, in Lisbon.

Lewis, George (w/ Derek Bailey / Douglas Ewart / Joelle Leandre / Steve Lacy): Rainbow Family Lewis, George (w/ Derek Bailey / Douglas Ewart / Joelle Leandre / Steve Lacy):
Rainbow Family

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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Recordings from 3 days of live performances in May, 1984 at the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in France, using AACM legend and computer music innovator George Lewis' interactive virtual improvisor sytem Rainbow Family in virtual duo, trio and quartet settings with Douglas Ewart, Joelle Leandre, Derek Bailey & Steve Lacy.

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
Survival Situation

(577 -- USA )

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Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.

Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl: Artlessly Falling Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl:
Artlessly Falling

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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The 2nd Code Girl release from guitarist Mary Halvorson presents an embraceable and ambitious set of songs from 8 poetic forms for which Halvorson composed words & music, 3 of which are sung by Robert Wyatt, the others by Amirtha Kidambi, in a band with Thumbscrew members Michael Formanek (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), plus Maria Grand (sax) and Adam O'Farrill (trumpet).

Butcher / Prevost / Viltard: Iklectik Live One Butcher / Prevost / Viltard:
Iklectik Live One

(Matchless -- UK )

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Part of the Iklectic club's "Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists" programmed by drummer Eddie Prévost and double bassist Guillaume Viltard, here meeting John Butcher performing on tenor and soprano saxophone for a masterful concert of free improvisations, energetically turning the "Electric", "Light", "On", "Click" through 4 extended and remarkable converstations.

Moore / Prevost / Yarde: Nous Moore / Prevost / Yarde:
Nous

(Matchless -- UK )

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A concert by drummer Eddie Prˇvost, electric guitarist N.O. Moore, and saxophonist Jason Yarde on alto & soprano recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club, in London, Moore deploying effects and Yarde using electronics to create subtexts of sounds, especially on the extended 25 minute "Impossible Meaning" where unusual structures meld with the acoustic free playing.

Prevost, Eddie Band (w/ Hawkins / Gold / Mattos): Bean Soup and Bouquets Prevost, Eddie Band (w/ Hawkins / Gold / Mattos):
Bean Soup and Bouquets

(Matchless -- UK )

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Their 1st album released in 1977 on Spotlite Records label, the free jazz quartet led by Prˇvost on drums, Geoff Hawkins on tenor saxophone, Gerry Gold on trumpet & flugelhorn, and Marcio Mattos on double bass, released two live albums on the Matchless label before disbanding; this live album from Cata OTO in London in 2020 reunites the band for a solid concert 42 years after.

Kordik / Lucas / Prevost: High Laver Reflections Kordik / Lucas / Prevost:
High Laver Reflections

(Matchless / Earshot -- UK )

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The Earshots duo of Daniel Kordik on modular synthesizer and Edward Lucas on trombone reprise their meeting a year earlier with free improvising percussionist and AMM legend Eddie Prévost, drawn by the natural resonance of the All Saints Church in Essex, England, recording these electroacoustic improvisations of astonishing sonic properties and astounding technique.

Bernstein, Sarah: Exolinger Bernstein, Sarah:
Exolinger

(577 -- USA )

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Recorded in the studio as an urgent response to the latent unease in the time of pandemic and political dissent, NY poet, violinist, composer and improviser Sarah Bernstein uses washes of distorted violin, ecstatic vocalizations, and poetic spoken word, an expression of immediacy and tension between extremes, a personal and articulate set of observational expressions.

Van Hove, Fred / Peter Brotzmann: Front To Front [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Van Hove, Fred / Peter Brotzmann:
Front To Front [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Dropa Disc -- Belgium )

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A limited edition LP documenting the duo performance between European Free Improv legends, pianist Fred Van Hove and multi-reedist Peter Brotzmann, recorded at the Summer Bummer Festival in 2019 for an intimately forceful performance, four extended dialogs of immense technical skill and creative drive, a great summation of their adventurous collaboration.

Wooley, Nate: Seven Storey Mountain VI Wooley, Nate:
Seven Storey Mountain VI

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )

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Composer & trumpeter Nate Wooley presents the 6th composition of his SSM series exploring music's ability to bring catharsis and ecstatic release to the performers and listeners, in a large ensemble of 11 musicians and voice, in a stunningly sophisticated large work of modern orchestration through acoustic and electronic/amplified instruments; a masterwork.

Musson, Rachel: I Went This Way Musson, Rachel:
I Went This Way

(577 -- USA )

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UK improvising saxophonist Rachel Musson incorporates spoken word text and daring instrumental experimentation in a large work for an 8-piece ensemble of bass, sax, and strings, with narration in a through-composed text written by Musson that explores the process of improvisation, and her reflections on the experiential process of making music.

Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter : ST Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter :
ST

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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Four unorthodox improvisations that evade idiomatic playing through "wantonly abstract" and unusual approaches to their instruments, keeping their listeners guessing where their playing might take them, from frequent collaborators Sandy Ewen on guitar, Damon Smith on bass, and Weasel Walter on drums & percussion, recording in the studio in Brooklyn, 2019.

Weinberg, Sam / Henry Fraser / Weasel Walter : Grist Weinberg, Sam / Henry Fraser / Weasel Walter :
Grist

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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Hard-edged NY improvisation from the performing trio of Sam Weinberg on sax, Henry Fraser on bass and Weasel Walter on drums, who since 2017 have developed a group sound of powerful and fiercely determined free jazz roots using interesting instrumental technique, often muscular and urgent but also with periods of constrained interplay and dialog; an extremely well balanced band.

Blum, John / Jackson Krall: Duplexity Blum, John / Jackson Krall:
Duplexity

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A dynamic and red-hot album of free improvisation from two New York legends--pianist John Blum and drummer/percussionist Jackson Krall--both in jaw-dropping form as they present two extended improvisations, "Blood and Bone" and "Wind and Wing", appropriate for the energy and intense and seemingly physically-defying technical skill each brings to their playing.

Berne's, Tim Snakeoil: The Deceptive 4 Live [2 CDs] Berne's, Tim Snakeoil:
The Deceptive 4 Live [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The long-established Snakeoil quartet led by New York saxophonist Tim Berne, with Matt Mitchell on piano, Oscar Noriega on bass and B-flat clarinet, and Ches Smith on drums & percussion, are heard live in three settings over two CDs — at Firehouse 12 in 2017; at IBEAM in New York in 2010; and at Roulette in NY in 2009 — showing the band's evolution of expressive power.

Lewis, James Brandon Quartet (w/ Taylor / Ortiz / Jones): Molecular Lewis, James Brandon Quartet (w/ Taylor / Ortiz / Jones):
Molecular

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Inspired by molecular biology, saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis developed a unique system of composing, creating a surprising and beautiful music for the debut of his new quartet with drummer Chad Taylor, pianist Aruán Ortiz, and bassist Brad Jones, bringing lyricism and joyful playing to his sophisticated approach to the jazz tradition.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von : Piano Solo: Slow Pieces for Aki Schlippenbach, Alexander von :
Piano Solo: Slow Pieces for Aki

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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A graceful and beautiful set of 21 improvisations composed by German pianist and European Free Improv legend Alexander von Schlippenbach for Japanese pianist and von Schlippenbach's spouse Aki Takase, emphasizing a lyrical and passionate deceleration of his profound technical skills to ring lyrically and even romantically as he expresses Takase's musical portrait.

Courvoisier, Sylvie Trio (Courvoisier / Gress / Wollesen): Free Hoops Courvoisier, Sylvie Trio (Courvoisier / Gress / Wollesen):
Free Hoops

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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With tracks dedicated to friends, family and musicians including Claude Thornhill & John Zorn, the 3rd album from The Sylvie Courvoisier trio with Drew Gress on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums & "Wollesonics", is an exuberantly sophisticated album of slyly complex jazz compositions that both happily swing and leave room for creative exploration; extraordinary!

OM (Urs Leimgruber / Christy Doran / Bobby Burri / Fredy Studer) : It's About Time OM (Urs Leimgruber / Christy Doran / Bobby Burri / Fredy Studer) :
It's About Time

(Intakt -- USA )

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Extremely active from 1972-82, then reformed in 2008, and now entering a new phase of their improvisational journey, the OM quartet of Urs Leimgruber on saxophones, Christy Doran on electric guitar, Bobby Burri on double bass, and Fredy Studer on drums & percussion extend their transformative approach to free improv through what they refer to as "ElectroAcoustiCore".

Leap of Faith: Principles of an Open Future Leap of Faith:
Principles of an Open Future

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An embraceable & explorative example of the core duo of the Boston-area free improvising ensemble Leap of Faith (the foundation of the Leap of Faith Orchestra) of David Peck on reeds and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, both employing the enormous Evil Clown arsenal of percussive and sonic devices, in two large works recorded at their headquarter studio.

Schubert / Schlippenbach / Blume: Forge Schubert / Schlippenbach / Blume:
Forge

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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"Merge" aptly describes the nearly telepathic interplay between these three European Free Improv masters -- Alexander von Schlippenbach on piano, Frank Paul Schubert on alto & soprano saxophones, and Martin Blume on drums -- recorded live in 2019 at Ruhr Jazz Fest, in Bochum, Germany, for an expansive 47 minute improvisation and a brief "Forgin the Work" conclusion.

Wick, Jacob / Brad Henkel: Lovely Bag You Have Wick, Jacob / Brad Henkel:
Lovely Bag You Have

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Two like-minded experimenters and improvisers meet in Berlin to extract a fascinating mixture of both unusual and traditional tones & textures on their trumpets, energetically disassembling their instruments in aberrant ways to create clicks, clacks, airy hisses and other inexplicable sounds, revealing a dialog of solid ideas that captivate and surprise their listeners.

Ulher, Birgit / Franz Hautzinger: Kleine Trompetenmusik Ulher, Birgit / Franz Hautzinger:
Kleine Trompetenmusik

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Translating to "Little Trumpet Music", the duo of trumpeters Birgit Uhler and Franz Hautzinger, Uhler also performing on radio & objects, use extreme techniques and approaches to their improvisations, focusing on extraneous sounds from their instruments in enigmatic and captivating ways, expansively defining reductionism in masterfully idiosyncratic ways.

Lubelski, Samara : Partial Infinite Sequence Lubelski, Samara :
Partial Infinite Sequence

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Performing solo on violin with surrounding effects that emphasize the dramatic tension in her extended sequences, Samara Lubelski presents two substantial journeys into the infinite, swirling in delays and reverb as her bow transitions from rapid up and down to long drawing and sustaining, pulling a variety of sounds that elate her listeners in spirals and eddies.

Neuringer, Keir / Shayna Dulberger / Julius Masri: Dromedaries II Neuringer, Keir / Shayna Dulberger / Julius Masri:
Dromedaries II

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Hard-edged free long form improvisation from the 2nd album from the Dromedaries trio of Keir Neuringer on saxophone, Shayna Dulberger on bass, and Julius Masri on drums, performing at Seizures Palace, in Brooklyn, using unusual rhythmic structures over which the trio's instrumental physicality ranges from savage playing to impressive flights of virtuosity.

Johnson, Hermione : Tremble Johnson, Hermione :
Tremble

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Using an imaginative set of piano preparations, Auckland, New Zealand pianist Hermione Johnson draws unusual timbral and tonal qualities from the prepared piano, deftly improvising with dexterous technical skills to create unusual rhythmic and timbral environments, each a marvelous, miniature universe of unexpected voicings, evoking gongs, guitars, kotos, &c.

Jooklo Trio (Genta / Vanzan / Lopez): It Is What It Is Jooklo Trio (Genta / Vanzan / Lopez):
It Is What It Is

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A raucous blast of free jazz, electrifyingly extending the Italian improv unit Jooklo Duo of drummer/percussionist David Vanzan and saxophonist Virginia Genta, here on amplified tenor & sopranino saxophones, with New York improviser Brandon Lopez on electric bass, burning six hair-raising pieces of aggressive free improv of exemplary relentlessness.

Lovens, Paul / Florian Stoffner: Tetratne Lovens, Paul / Florian Stoffner:
Tetratne

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Captured live in Ljubljana during the 2019 "Sound Disobedience Festival", European Free Improv legendary drummer Paul Lovens co-composed this work with Swiss guitarist Florian Stoffner, "Tetra" referring to structures of 4, as in their 4-part improvisation with each player using all 4 limbs in a remarkable dialog of time, tone, technique, and nearly telepathic intention.

Ayler, Albert: Spirit Rejoice & Bells Revisited Ayler, Albert:
Spirit Rejoice & Bells Revisited

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Revisiting two of the most essential and influential albums of saxophonist Albert Ayler's discography, both recorded in 1965 — Spirits Rejoice in a sextet and Bells in a quintet — both drawing from some of NY's finest players including Charles Tyler, Henry Grimes, Gary Peacock, Sunny Murray, Donald Ayler and Lewis Worrell, properly remastered to showcase Ayler's stunning conceptions in free jazz.

Tapscott, Horace / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra: Ancestral Echoes: The Covina Sessions, 1976 Tapscott, Horace / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra:
Ancestral Echoes: The Covina Sessions, 1976

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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A well-recorded studio session from 1976 of pianist, composer and community educator Horace Tapscott with his Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a large and ecstatic ensemble with superb soloing; previously unissued, this is a major addition to Tapscott's catalog, and includes a 12 page color booklet with detailed information about the band, personnel and the recording.

Tapscott, Horace / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra / Great Vocie of UGMAA: Live At Lacma, 1998 [VIN Tapscott, Horace / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra / Great Vocie of UGMAA:
Live At Lacma, 1998 [VINYL]

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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Formed in 1961 with the goal of preserving, developing and performing African-American music, pianist Horace Tapscott is heard in this well-recorded concert from 1998, his last public performance, at LACMA in Los Angeles with a 20 piece orchestra including sax, trombone, a 12 member chorus, three bassists, and 3 percussionists; a significant addition to Tapscott's catalog.

Irniger, Christoph Trio (w / Raffaele Bossard / Ziv Ravitz): Open City Irniger, Christoph Trio (w / Raffaele Bossard / Ziv Ravitz):
Open City

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Swiss saxophonist & composerChristoph Irniger extends his long-running trio of bassist Raffaele Bossard and drummer Ziv Ravitz with Brooklyn alto saxophonist Loren Stillmand and German trombonist Nils Wogram, combining arrangement and improvisation in the jazz tradition, performed with inventive clarity and a strong regard for melody, making this an upbeat and creative album of modern jazz.

Greve, Charlotte / Vinnie Sperrazza / Chris Tordini: The Choir Invisible Greve, Charlotte / Vinnie Sperrazza / Chris Tordini:
The Choir Invisible

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The first recording for the New York-based trio formed in 2017 by Germany/NY saxophonist Charlotte Greve, Brooklyn-based bassist Chris Trodini and drummer Vinnie Sperazza, all three composing for the band as they integrate composed structures and improvised sections with an ear towards lyrical interplay, create a diverse and optimistic first outing of buoyant jazz.

Pan (Kim / Benes / Haag / Alsadi / Saremi): I Had A Dream Pan (Kim / Benes / Haag / Alsadi / Saremi):
I Had A Dream

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Perhaps referring to their "Pan"-global membership, with improvisers from Europe, Iran, Palestine and South Korea, an unusual instrumentation including the kanun and keneche, the Pan quintet recorded this album using unconventional composing methods and the integration of sound processing and extraneous interjections, a truly unique album of encompassing improvisation.

AAM (Forsen / Axelsson / Dimming): Mollymawk AAM (Forsen / Axelsson / Dimming):
Mollymawk

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Three Swedish improvising musicians from different generations are heard in this set of five free jazz and non-idiomatic exchanges, recorded at the artist-run venue Fylkingen Stockholm in 2019, bringing together pianist Arne Forsen (Roscoe Mitchell, John Tchicai and Charles Tyler), drummer Andreas Axelsson (Lia Ullen) and bassist Mats Dimming (APUH!).

Borg, Rasmus: Improvisations Borg, Rasmus:
Improvisations

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Seven improvisations for solo piano from Swedish composer and pianist Rasmus Borg, recording in Stockholm in a contemplative contemporary mode, as evidenced by titles like "Nocturne", "Waltz", "Toccata", &c, referencing established forms through instant compositions, a reflection of his statement that Borg likes "melody, harmony, going in circles, canons".

Diceros: Symbolic Boundary Diceros:
Symbolic Boundary

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An electroacoustic octet drawn from the collaborative community surrounding Creative Sources, captured live during the Small Format Materials Festival at Galeria Monumental, in Lisbon in 2019, a subtle and substantial work of intimate tension and quietly detailed interaction, seemingly minimalistic yet dynamically a narrative evolution of sublime patience.

Rodrigues, Guilherme: Cascata Rodrigues, Guilherme:
Cascata

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portuguese cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, an essential performer in the Creative Sources community of free improvisers, recorded this album from a personal need to share his freedom as a cellist, arriving at the studio and playing for almost two hours with nothing pre-planned, recording 23 concise improvisations that he describes as "fluid as a waterfall".

Tsahar, Assif: ayn le-any Tsahar, Assif:
ayn le-any

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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A freestyling solo album from NY/Israeli saxophonist Assif Tsahar, performing on tenor sax and bass clarinet in an exciting three-part improvisation of avant forms of technical dexterity and extended range through emphatic and sustained expression of long lines and cycling figures that shift and transform; a great example of Tsahar's skill and imagination.

Schindler / Kepl: Fabulierblattchen Schindler / Kepl:
Fabulierblattchen

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Track titles are borrowed from Friederike Mayröcker for their "concentrated word acrobatics and linguistic sensuality", and apt analogy to the duo of Udo Schindler on clarinets & cornet, and Iren Kepl on violin, who are recorded live at the 95th Salon für Klang+Kunst Krailling in Munich, 2019, in a set of 9 delicately virtuosic dialogs that use extended and unusual techniques.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Almeida / Hencleeday / Parrinha / Parrinha / Santos / Valinho: Spiegel II Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Almeida / Hencleeday / Parrinha / Parrinha / Santos / Valinho:
Spiegel II

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The concept of a Spiegel, or mirror, is explored by this perceptively patient electroacoustic octet led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, each of the 3 tracks an evolution of the first recorded improvisation, the 2nd "Spiegel" layering and reacting to the first recording, and the 3rd to the previous two, ultimately reflecting a conversation of 24 virtual musicians.

Flinn, Stephen: Red Bell Flinn, Stephen:
Red Bell

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An immersive album of solo percussion, slowly sculpted through bowed cymbals, tension across drum heads, resonance and extraneous percussive elements, from New York-based experimental percussionist, composer & improviser, each piece unfolding a meditative yet substantial story built of powerful elements, creating mysterious and often daunting soundscapes.

Krennerich / Schubert / Osswald / Fischer: Degrees Above Krennerich / Schubert / Osswald / Fischer:
Degrees Above

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Four German saxophonists are heard in three sophisticated and extremely creative chamber-oriented improvisations recorded at Kulturzentrum Hufeisen from Andreas Krennerich on soprano, sopranino & baritone saxophones; Frank Paul Schubert on alto & soprano saxophones; Hartmut Osswald on tenor sax & bass clarinet; and Nils Fischer on baritone sax & contrabass clarinet.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos: Metamorfose Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos:
Metamorfose

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A beautifully subtle and strange twisting of tones, timbres and strings from the duo of Ernesto Rodrigues on violin & viola and Carlos Santos on electronics, recorded live in 2018 at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, creating mysterious environments that metamorphose between sections through string interjections, each segment creating a new, mesmerizing environment.

Franklin / Gill: To My Left Is Where The Lake Is Franklin / Gill:
To My Left Is Where The Lake Is

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A series of improvisations recorded in an afternoon in Melbourne, Australia between bass guitarist Joseph Franklin and saxophonist Sam Gill on alto & soprano, this the debut of their duo work that since 2018 has developed a unique discourse of adept interaction from calmly precise to rapid & disciplined exchanges, connected by with textural and exploratory periods.

Greenlief, Phillip : Barbedwire: 37 Graphic Scores For Trio Volume One Greenlief, Phillip :
Barbedwire: 37 Graphic Scores For Trio Volume One

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Four trios perform selections from composer and reedist Phillip Greenlief's BARBEDWIRE - 37 Graphic Scores For Trio, featuring John Bischoff, Kyle Bruckmann, Mark Clifford, Evelyn Davis, Tim Decillis, Gabby Fluke Mogul, Jane Rigler, and Tim Perkis, each composition a unique sonic sculpture, creating a diverse set of unique recordings realized by consummate performers.

[SNDNG STTNS] Kifpfmuller / Janek feat. Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues : Case Study: Sertao [SNDNG STTNS] Kifpfmuller / Janek feat. Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Case Study: Sertao

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Since 2014 the collective [SNDNG STTNS] has explored theatrical situations between musictheatre, staging and composition with live music, instruments, recordings, samples, speach and live editing, this work featuring cellist Guilherme Rodrigues bridges the art of the brazilian "violeros" with contemporary music, acoustic and electronic composition and improvisation.

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Shane Parish / Zach Rowden: Live At Static Age Records [CASSETTE W/DOWNLOAD] Nakatani, Tatsuya / Shane Parish / Zach Rowden:
Live At Static Age Records [CASSETTE W/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An exciting set of improvisations between percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, guitarist Shane Parish (Ahleuchatistas) and double bassist Zach Rowden, recorded live at Static Age Records in Asheville, NC in 2018 while Nakatani was on tour, his inventive mix of drumming and tumultuously ringing percussion perfectly complementing the introspectively energetic trio interaction.

Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD] Jackson / Baker / Kirshner:
So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The second release for the Chicago trio of Keefe Jackson on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Jim Baker on piano & synthesizer, and Julian Kirshner on drums, following their 2016 album The Noisy Miner, are heard in two performances a year apart at the Hungry Brain, each an extended exploration of remarkably compatible, creative and uniquely lyrical collective collaboration.av

Bishop, Jeb Centrifugal Trio: [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Bishop, Jeb Centrifugal Trio:
[CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A live recording from zentri-fuge in Berlin, led by trombonist Jeb Bishop, with Milan bassist Antonio Borghini (Mike Patton's Mondo Cane) and German drummer Michael Griener (Carl-Ludwig Hübsch' Primordial Soup), in a collective set of free and energetic improvisations, five pieces that "Jounce", "Jitter", "Plumb" and "Dither" through an exciting and expressive concert.

Hupata! (Rave / Warelis / Tuan Ku): Microclimates [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Hupata! (Rave / Warelis / Tuan Ku):
Microclimates [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Three improvisers from three different parts of the world working together in Amsterdam — Ada Rave from Argentina on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Marta Warelis from Poland on piano, Yung-Tuan Ku from Taiwan on percussion — in free collective works from pointillistic to chamber approaches, with a sense of humor and shared creative aesthetic.

Kirchner, Quin: The Shadows and The Light [VINYL 2 LPs] Kirchner, Quin:
The Shadows and The Light [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recorded over 2 days in a Chicago studio in configurations from duos to an octet, drummer Quin Kirchner provides the compositions on this double LP for 11 pieces, alongside works by Frank Foster, Phil Cohran, Sun Ra & Carla Bley, presented as a story or a journey of differing styles and forms, made cohesive by Kirchner's remarkable drumming and coherently diverse interests.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepathic Myste Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepathic Mysteries Vol. 1

(577 -- USA )

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Referring to an improvisational style only possible after many years of collaboration, which they refer to as a "ghostly, boundary-pushing music between friends", this is the 4th sublime album from the quintet of Daniel Carter on reeds & trumpet, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano & keys, Hilliard Greene on bass, and Federico Ughi on drums.

 

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