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Eisenstadt, Harris: September, Canada Day IV

Eisenstadt, Harris

September, Canada Day IV

(Songlines)
USA

Price: $13.95
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Drummer Harris Eisenstadt continues his excellent NY quintet with Nate Wooley, Matt Bauder, Chris Dingman, and new bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, through 7 original compositions of lyrical modern jazz that leaves room for open-ended and extraordinary soloing.

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Roots Magic (Popolla / Defabriths / Tedeschi / Spera / Ventiucci): Hoodoo Blues

Roots Magic (Popolla / Defabriths / Tedeschi / Spera / Ventiucci)

Hoodoo Blues

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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An Italian quartetplaying rootsy jazz and blues compositions from John Carter, Charley Patton, Julius Hemphill, Phil Cohran, Sun Ra, Blind Willie Johnson, Olu Dara, alongside and a few originals, gutsy, informed, spell-binding Hoodoo from the delta blues to outer space.

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Roebke, Jason: Every Sunday

Roebke, Jason

Every Sunday

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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The music of bassist Jason Roebke and his trio of guitarist Matthew Schneider and drummer Marcus Evan is rooted in the leader's solid bass work and the tasteful and informed lyrical freedom of his sidemen, as heard in this live performace Chicago's Hungry Brain.

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Parker, Evan / Joe Morris / Nate Wooley: Ninth Square

Parker, Evan / Joe Morris / Nate Wooley

Ninth Square

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $15.95
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The remarkable trio of three masterful players from different generations who have broken with convention while playing within free forms--Evan Parker on sax; Joe Morris on guitar; and Nate Wooley on trumpet--performing live at Firehouse 12 in Connecticut, 2014.

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Nabatov, Simon / Mark Dresser: Projections

Nabatov, Simon / Mark Dresser

Projections

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $15.95
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The 1st meeting between Simon Nabatov on piano (inside and out) and double bassist Mark Dresser, recorded live at the Loft in Cologne in 2014, for a remarkable dialog of empathetic communication, outrageous technique and dynamic exchange from two authoritative players.

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Loriot, Frantz / Manuel Perovic Notebook Large Ensemble: Urban Furrow

Loriot, Frantz / Manuel Perovic Notebook Large Ensemble

Urban Furrow

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $15.95
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French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot's large ensemble drawn from 5 nations in an excellent set of compositions that employs a diverse set of approaches, slyly drawing the listener into unique and encompassing sound worlds of remarkable elements and superb improvisation.

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Levin, Daniel Quartet: Friction

Levin, Daniel Quartet

Friction

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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Cellist Daniel Levin Quartet leads his quartet with Nate Wooley on trumpet, Matt Moran on vibes, and Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass, in open-minded modern compositions that blend jazz, chamber, and experimental improvisation of reserved and riveting character.

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Fraser, Nick: Too Many Continents" feat. Tony Malaby and Kris Davis

Fraser, Nick

Too Many Continents" feat. Tony Malaby and Kris Davis

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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Toronto drummer and composer Nick Fraser in a superb trio with saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis, performing Fraser originals that merges free improvisation, jazz and avant compositional approaches with astonishing solos from all three.

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The Turbine! (Bankhead / Duboc / Drake / Lopez + guests): Entropy/Enthalpy [2 CDs]

The Turbine! (Bankhead / Duboc / Drake / Lopez + guests)

Entropy/Enthalpy [2 CDs]

(RogueArt)
France

Price: $23.95
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The transatlantic quartet of Harrison Bankhead & Benjamin Duboc on double bass, and Hamid Drake & Ramon Lopez on drums and percussion in recordings from a 2014 tour of France as part of The Bridge, with guests William Parker, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, and Lionel Garcin.

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Simmons, Sonny: Leaving Knowledge, Wisdom and Brilliance / Chasing The Bird? [8 CD BOX]

Simmons, Sonny

Leaving Knowledge, Wisdom and Brilliance / Chasing The Bird? [8 CD BOX]

(Improvising Beings)
France

Price: $49.95
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An 8 CD set presenting 2 major works from saxophonist Sonny Simmons celebrating his 80th birthday, split into two sections: "Chasing The Bird" and "Leaving Knowledge Wisdom And Brilliance", using a variety of approaches using improv and world music to create a visionary music.

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Matthew Shipp Quartet Declared Enemy: Our Lady Of The Flowers

Matthew Shipp Quartet Declared Enemy

Our Lady Of The Flowers

(RogueArt)
France

Price: $15.95
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Named after Jean Genet's infamous novel, New York pianist Matthew Shipp's quartet Declared Enemy with Sabir Mateen on tenor sax & clarinet, William Parker on double bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, return for a second outstanding album of dynamic and masterful jazz.

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Zorn, John: Pellucidar-A Dreamers Fantabula

Zorn, John

Pellucidar-A Dreamers Fantabula

(Tzadik)
USA

Price: $20.95
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The 4th album from John Zorn's Dreamers (Cyro Baptista, Joey Baron, Trevor Dunn, Marc Ribot, Jamie Saft, & Kenny Wollesen) is a lyrical album of tuneful compositions and superb soloing, in an ornate package accompanied by a 36 page book of colorful drawings.

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Helary, Sylvaine : Spring Roll / Printemps [2 CDs]

Helary, Sylvaine

Spring Roll / Printemps [2 CDs]

(Ayler)
France

Price: $24.95
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A hybrid of theater, music, sound poetry and political manifesto from Sylvaine Helary, focused on the "Arab Spring" in Egypt, using intertwining words and voices around the quartet performances of Hugues Mayot, Sylvain Lemetre, Antonin Rayon and Sylvaine Helary.

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Eubanks, Bryan & Stephane Rives: fq

Eubanks, Bryan & Stephane Rives

fq

(Potlatch)
France

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French soprano saxophonist Stephane Rives and US Sound artist Bryan Eubanks on oscillators and feedback synth recorded this extended improvisation after performing live together in Berlin in 2014, using twisting acoustic and electronic tones punctuated by dramatic confrontations.

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SSBT (Chris Cogburn, Steve Jansen & Parham Daghighi): 247 Main [CASSETTE with download code]

SSBT (Chris Cogburn, Steve Jansen & Parham Daghighi)

247 Main [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits)
USA

Price: $8.95
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Free improvisation from the Austin-based SSBT of Chris Cogburn (drums, percussion, electronics), Steve Jansen (electronics, tapes, guitar, saxophone), and Parham Daghighi (guitar, saxophone, vocals), a unique electro-acoustic blend of frantic and ecstatic playing.

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Mazurek, Rob : Vortice of the Faun [CASSETTE with download code]

Mazurek, Rob

Vortice of the Faun [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits)
USA

Price: $8.95
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An unusual 18 piece work from Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek, entirely constructed through electro-acoustic means, using hundreds of samples selected for their audio quality, joined to electronics utilizing oscillators and modules, some of which sample acoustic sources.

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Majkowski, Mike: Neighbouring Objects [CASSETTE with download code]

Majkowski, Mike

Neighbouring Objects [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits)
USA

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Double bassist Mike Majkowski in his 4th solo album, two long works using variation from repetition to create an album of rich extended bass sonics through the use of bowing, processing, and the mysterious addition of accordion, bass guitar, percussion, and piano.

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Prehn, Tom Quartet: Axiom

Prehn, Tom Quartet

Axiom

(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
USA

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Pianist Tom Prehn's quartet with Frits Krogh on tenor sax, Poul Ehlers on bass, and Finn Slumstrup on bass, superb European free jazz recorded in 1963 in Copenhagen but never formally released, here remastered and issued with an unreleased track from 1966.

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Lacy, Steve / Steve Potts: Tips

Lacy, Steve / Steve Potts

Tips

(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
USA

Price: $13.95
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Recorded in Paris in 1979, Steve Lacy (soprano sax) and Steve Potts (alto sax) perform music for the aphorisms of Georges Braque, as sung by Irene Aebi; originally issued on Hat Hut records, this reiusse remasters the original release and includes images from the score.

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Brotzmann / van Hove / Bennink: 1971

Brotzmann / van Hove / Bennink

1971

(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
USA

Price: $14.95
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Unreleased material from legendary European players Peter Brotzmann (sax), Fred Van Hove (piano) and Han Bennink (drums), captured live in 1971 for intensely heavy playing at the 2nd Internationales New Jazz Meeting Auf Burg Altena, and in detailed studio work at Radio Bremen.

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Zoor: Volumes A + B

Zoor

Volumes A + B

(Umlaut Records)
France

Price: $9.95
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The French trio of saxophonist Bertrand Denzler, guitarist Jean-Sebastien Mariage and drummer Antonin Gerbal in two extended works beginning and ending on a sustained plateau while maintaining a constant state of anticipatory suspense using no electronics, treatments or effects.

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Yoshihide, Otomo : Guitar Solo 2015 LEFT

Yoshihide, Otomo

Guitar Solo 2015 LEFT

(Doubtmusic)
Japan

Price: $16.95
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Reflecting on his studies with guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi, Otomo Yoshihide plays one of Takayanagi's favorite electric guitars, a 1963 Gibson-175, to record 6 extended and informed free improvisations, including Ornette's "Lonely Woman" and "Song for Che".

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Wilson, Tony 6tet: A Day's Life

Wilson, Tony 6tet

A Day's Life

(Drip Audio)
Canada

Price: $13.95
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The first recording of Tony Wilson's music inspired by the plight and lives of the homeless and drug addictied in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, in a band with P Carter on trumpet, Jesse Zubot on violin, Peggy Lee on cello, Russell Sholberg on bass and Skye Brooks on drums.

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Watson, Ian / Susie Hodder-Williams : The Tao Of Homeopathy

Watson, Ian / Susie Hodder-Williams

The Tao Of Homeopathy

(FMR)
UK

Price: $14.95
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A meditative double CD with subtle flavours of flute and gamelan accompanying a reading by Ian Watson, the author of "The Tao of Homeopathy" exploring the philosophies and practices of homeopathy and Taoism."-Susie Hodder-Williams

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Universal Indians + Joe McPhee (Dikeman / Strom / Ostvang): Skullduggery

Universal Indians + Joe McPhee (Dikeman / Strom / Ostvang)

Skullduggery

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $14.95
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The free improvising trio of John Dikeman on sax, Jon Rune Strom on bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums, invites Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet and alto sax for a release of rugged free improv using unorthodox approaches and amazing dexterity in their playing.

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Tiger Hatchery: Sun Worship [VINYL]

Tiger Hatchery

Sun Worship [VINYL]

(ESP)
USA

Price: $24.95
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Chicago power-jazz trio Tiger Hatchery in an album from the free jazz tradition born from Albert Ayler and Peter Brotzmann, with aggressively powerful approaches that cross into noise-rock, but remain firmly rooted in modern free improvisation.

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Tiger Hatchery: Sun Worship

Tiger Hatchery

Sun Worship

(ESP)
USA

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Chicago power-jazz trio Tiger Hatchery in an album from the free jazz tradition born from Albert Ayler and Peter Brotzmann, with aggressively powerful approaches that cross into noise-rock, but remain firmly rooted in modern free improvisation.

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Threadgill, Henry & Zooid: In for a Penny, In for a Pound [2 CDs]

Threadgill, Henry & Zooid

In for a Penny, In for a Pound [2 CDs]

(Pi Recordings)
USA

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Henry Threadgill's new epic work in four movements written specifically to feature each of the musicians in Zooid: "Ceroepic" for Elliott Kavee (drums), "Dosepic" for Christopher Hoffman (cello), "Tresepic" for Jose Davila (trombone & tuba), and "Unoepic" for Liberty Ellman (guitar).

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Thollem / Wimberly / Cline: Radical Empathy

Thollem / Wimberly / Cline

Radical Empathy

(Relative Pitch)
USA

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A trio of collective-improvisers recording in NYC's East Village in 2015 for exceptionally sympathetic dialog, instigated by electric keyboard improvisor Thollem McDonas, with Nels Cline on guitar and Charles Gayle cohort Michael Wimberly on drums; Fred Frith liner notes!

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Taylor, Cecil Quartet: Michigan State University, April 15th 1976

Taylor, Cecil Quartet

Michigan State University, April 15th 1976

(Hi Hat)
UK

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A live recording from the Power Center, Michigan State University at Ann Arbor in 1976 broadcast on WCBN-FM's Jazz Alive program, with pianist Cecil Taylor leading the quintet of Jimmy Lyons (sax), David S. Ware (sax), Raphe Malik (trumpet) and Marc Edwards (drums).

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Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: Sleeping Beauty [VINYL]

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra

Sleeping Beauty [VINYL]

(KS Art Yard Series)
Netherlands

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An extremely soulful electric album from Sun Ran and the Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra, a groove driven and funky swirling masterpiece from the late 70's.

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Spoon 3: Seductive Sabotage

Spoon 3

Seductive Sabotage

(Evil Rabbit)
The Netherlands

Price: $12.40
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Free improvisation and song come together in the Amsterdam based trio of Jodi Gilbert, Albert van Veenendaal and Meinrad Kneer, using acoustic, electronic and little instruments.

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Spontaneous Music Orchestra: Mouthpiece

Spontaneous Music Orchestra

Mouthpiece

(Emanem)
UK

Price: $13.20
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Outrageous sounds produced by a workshop orchestra directed by John Stevens - an SME-type improvisation; instrumental & vocal drones; a mechanically rhythmic yet unpredictable piece; and an all-out improv featuring non-vocal mouth sounds, vocal sounds & instruments.

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Sousa / Berthling / Ferrandini: Casa Futuro

Sousa / Berthling / Ferrandini

Casa Futuro

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $14.95
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With members from Fire!, Red Trio, Amado Motion Trio, &c., the trio of Pedro Sousa (sax), Johan Berthling (bass) and GabrielFerrandini (drums) push the envelope in free improvisation that is energetic, argumentative, restless, and ultimately extremely intelligent.

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Scrambling Ex, The (Van Huffel / Willers / Stiedle): The Scrambling Ex

Scrambling Ex, The (Van Huffel / Willers / Stiedle)

The Scrambling Ex

(FMR)
UK

Price: $14.95
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A bass-less collaborative trio consisting of three forward-moving, attacking players--Peter Van Huffel (reeds); Oliver Steidle-drums; Andreas Willer-guitars & bass--in a mix of modern jazz compositions and the intuitive process of spontaneous musical creation.

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Schlippenbach / Parker / Edwards / Prevost: 3 Nights at Cafe Oto

Schlippenbach / Parker / Edwards / Prevost

3 Nights at Cafe Oto

(Matchless)
UK

Price: $69.95
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Presenting 3 CDs, a DVD, and a solid 80-page book of images and text, capturing 3 nights at Cafe Oto from the trio of Evan Parker (tenor sax), John Edwards (double bass), and Eddie Prevost (drums), joined one night by Alexander v. Schlippenbach, and another night by Christof Thewes.

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SAKA: Posh?!

SAKA

Posh?!

(FMR)
UK

Price: $14.95
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The free improvising trio of bassist Jon Rune Strom (Frode Gjerstad Trio, Paal Nilssen-Love, &c), tenor saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts and percussionist Dag Erik Knedal Andersen, fiery free jazz with great technical skills and an oddly playful side.

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Russell, John (with Phil Minton, Thurston Moore, Evan Parker, &c.): With...

Russell, John (with Phil Minton, Thurston Moore, Evan Parker, &c.)

With...

(Emanem)
UK

Price: $16.95
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British free improvising guitar master John Russell's 60th birthday gig at London's Cafe Oto is celebrated in a duo with Phil Minton, a trio with Henry Lowther & Satoko Fakuda, in a trio with Evan Parker and John Edwards, and in a duo with Thurston Moore.

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Russell / Beresford / Edwards / Liavik Solberg: Will It Float? [VINYL]

Russell / Beresford / Edwards / Liavik Solberg

Will It Float? [VINYL]

(VA FONGOOL)
Norway

Price: $22.95
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Norwegian drummer Stale Liavik Solberg leads this quartet with prominent British improvisers, guitarist John Russell, bassist John Edwards, and Steve Beresford on electronics and objects, the latter adding an unusual edge to superb interactive playing.

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Roberts, Matana : Always

Roberts, Matana

Always

(Relative Pitch)
USA

Price: $13.95
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Two passionate studio improvisations from saxophonist Matana Roberts, who lovingly dedicates the album to "those bard(s) of summer...the ideas herein of which I gleaned/interrogated/investigated/celebrated with you..."; subtle, rich, and inspiring.

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Riley, Howard : 10.11.12 [VINYL]

Riley, Howard

10.11.12 [VINYL]

(NoBusiness)
Lithuania

Price: $25.95
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Five original compositions and a great rendering of "Lush Life" from British pianist Howard Riley performing solo at the Jazz Jungtys Festival in Kaunas, 2012, brilliant and focused playing showing his masterful skills deeply steeped in tradition and freedom.

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Renga Ensemble, The: Falzone / Vandermark / Jackson / Rothenberg / Stein / Goldberg: The Room Is

Renga Ensemble, The: Falzone / Vandermark / Jackson / Rothenberg / Stein / Goldberg

The Room Is

(Allos Documents)
USA

Price: $13.95
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Chicago clarinetist James Falzone leads a sextet of reeds with Ken Vandermark, Ben Goldberg, Keefe Jackson, Ned Rothenberg, & Jason Stein in a set of 14 intelligent compositions joining minimalism, classical inferences and jazz with asymmetrical parts using both structure and freedom.

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Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker-Flaten / Rosaly / Daisy): Cash And Carry

Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker-Flaten / Rosaly / Daisy)

Cash And Carry

(Aerophonic)
USA

Price: $13.95
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After 10 years together, the Rempis Percussion Quartet led by saxophonist Dave Rempist, Frank Rosaly, Tim Daisy on drums and percussion, and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass, recorded this concert at Chicago's Hungry Brain for a superlative album of rhythmically simmering free improv.

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Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano Duo: All The Ghosts At Once

Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano Duo

All The Ghosts At Once

(Relative Pitch)
USA

Price: $13.95
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The enduring sax and drum duo format is invigorated with US drummer Chris Corsano and Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen, who push each other in free improvisation that uses insanely great technique while delivering a passionate and ecstatic dialog.

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Pride, Mike: Listening Party

Pride, Mike

Listening Party

(Akord Records/Subkulturni Azil)
Slovenia

Price: $12.95
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The first solo album from Downtown NY drummer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Pride, 18 diverse and succinct pieces for percussion instruments, studio creations, glockenspiel etudes & drum set improvisations with rhythmically superb music and some strange bits of NYC humor.

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Pavone, Jessica: Knuckle Under [VINYL]

Pavone, Jessica

Knuckle Under [VINYL]

(TAIGA)
USA

Price: $22.95
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Jessica Pavone's recent solo works for viola and voice stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration, combining her long tone rituals with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content.

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Palestine, Charlemagne & Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra: ggrrreeebbbaaammmnnnuuuccckkkaaallloo

Palestine, Charlemagne & Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra

ggrrreeebbbaaammmnnnuuuccckkkaaallloooww!!! [VINYL]

(Important Records)
USA

Price: $22.95
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The 2nd night of Charlemagne Palestine's residency at London's Cafe OTO, collaborating with Grumbling Fur--Daniel O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker--in a ritualistic performance using crystalware, processed strings, live tape manipulations, Indian harmonium, Fisher-Price toys, &c.

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Nyberg, Joacim : Fylkingen, March 27, 2014

Nyberg, Joacim

Fylkingen, March 27, 2014

(Confront)
UK

Price: $13.95
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Guitarist Joacim Nyberg, also performing on double bass, bell and recorder, in a live performance in Stockholm, Sweden at Fylkingen in 2014, using "Wood, steel, air. Hands, fingers, heart" in an open-ended and ardent exposition of his interpretation of jazz.

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Norstebo / Strid / De Heney: Oslo Wien [2 CDs]

Norstebo / Strid / De Heney

Oslo Wien [2 CDs]

(VA FONGOOL)
Norway

Price: $19.95
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Norwegian trombonist Henrik Munkeby Norstebo's recurring trio with Swedish drummer Raymond Strid and Swiss double bassist Nina de Heney in a 2-CD release featuring two complete concerts from 2014, first at Bidroban in Norway, and then at Freistunde in Vienna, Austria.

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Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity (Roligheten / Eldh / Nilssen): Firehouse

Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity (Roligheten / Eldh / Nilssen)

Firehouse

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $14.95
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Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen (Zanussi 5, Bushman's Revenge, Puma, &c.) leads his new Acoustic Unity trio of Petter Eldh on double bass and Andre Roligheten (Albatrosh) on sax through 8 tightly conceived original jazz compositions with contributions from all 3 players.

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Mycale: Gomory: The Book Of Angels Volume 25

Mycale

Gomory: The Book Of Angels Volume 25

(Tzadik)
USA

Price: $13.95
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The 25th Book of Angels, performing Zorn's lyrical Masada compositions, is the 2nd B.O.A. release from the a cappella vocal quartet Mycale, using a variety of texts in Portuguese, Berber, Hebrew, French and Spanish to fashion lush harmonies and strong rhythmic drive.

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Murayama, Seijiro: Broken Iteration  [2 CDs]

Murayama, Seijiro

Broken Iteration [2 CDs]

(Herbal International)
Malaysia

Price: $14.95
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A 2-CD release from Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama, performing solo on "objects" which combines clearly percussive objects and other electroacoustic items of obscure origin, creating active, rich and curious sonic environments that envelop the listener.

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Morris, Joe : Solos - Bimhuis

Morris, Joe

Solos - Bimhuis

(Relative Pitch)
USA

Price: $13.95
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Live recordings from guitarist Joe Morris, performing solo at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in two Octobers from 2013 to 2014, showing remarkable technical and creative skills while captivating his audience with accessible progressions and story-telling; masterful!

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McPhee, Joe & John Snyder: To Be Continued [VINYL]

McPhee, Joe & John Snyder

To Be Continued [VINYL]

(Kye)
USA

Price: $18.95
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The first meeting of saxophonist/trumpeter Joe McPhee and John Synder, here on an ARP2600 synth, in a communal ritual septet concert for friends and neighbors titled "Ancient to the Future" performed at New York's Holy Cross Monastery in 1973, here in its first ever release.

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Mazurek, Rob / Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables: Volume 1 [2 CDs]

Mazurek, Rob / Exploding Star Orchestra

Galactic Parables: Volume 1 [2 CDs]

(Cuneiform)
USA

Price: $21.95
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Composer, cornetist, and musical director Rob Mazurek leads his largest regular ensemble, the Exploding Star Orchestra, through one of his most ambitious recordings, part of an epic science fiction opera inspired by the writings of Samuel R. Delany and Stanislaw Lem.

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Lytton, Paul: ?!

Lytton, Paul

?!

(Pleasure of the Text Records)
USA

Price: $12.95
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The first solo electronics and percussion album by radical and legendary British improvisor Paul Lytton since 1979, recorded in the studio in Germany, and using a wealth of homemade instruments, laptop, percussive devices, objects, and electro-mechanical devices.

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Last Exit: Iron Path

Last Exit

Iron Path

(ESP)
USA

Price: $13.95
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A much-needed reissue of this 1988 Last Exit album, with Bill Laswell (bass), Peter Brotzmann (sax), Sonny Sharrock (guitar) and Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums), muscular "darkwave" improvisation of virtuosic playing with superb energy, suspense and tension.

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Land of Marigold (Joshua Zubot & Ellwood Epps): Creosote

Land of Marigold (Joshua Zubot & Ellwood Epps)

Creosote

(Barnyard)
Canada

Price: $13.95
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The Montreal duo of trumpeter Ellwood Epps and Josh Zubot on violin and low octave violin for 9 upbeat, technically superb and intricate instant improvisations, what they refer to as "foot-tapping for ghosts, seeing the northern lights from underwater".

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Lama + Joachim Badenhorst  (Silva / Smith / Almedia): The Elephant's Journey

Lama + Joachim Badenhorst (Silva / Smith / Almedia)

The Elephant's Journey

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

Price: $14.95
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Crossing tonal material with post-bop playing, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva leads her LAMA trio in electroacoustic and traditional playing, with guest reedist Joachim Badenhorst adding a masterful edge, as they interpret the novel by the Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago.

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Lacy, Steve: Shots

Lacy, Steve

Shots

(Hatology)
Switzerland

Price: $18.95
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A reissue of the uniquely configured trio of soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, Masa Kwate on traditional Japanese percussion, and Irene Aebi on voice and violin, from their 1977 LP release on the French Musica label, restored and remastered.

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Kretzmer, Yoni / Pascal Niggenkemper / Weasel Walter: ProtestMusic

Kretzmer, Yoni / Pascal Niggenkemper / Weasel Walter

ProtestMusic

(OutNow Recordings)
USA

Price: $12.95
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Passionate jazz from Brooklyn saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer, in a trio with double bassist Pascal Niggenkemper and drummer Weasel Walter, from aggressive blowing to subtle and beautiful use of sound, and despite the track titles, near-telepathic interplay.

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Keune, Stefan / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble: Fractions [VINYL]

Keune, Stefan / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble

Fractions [VINYL]

(NoBusiness)
Lithuania

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Five freely improvised tracks recorded live in 2013 at London's Vortex Jazz Club from the trio of Stefan Keune on soprano & tenor sax, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Steve Noble on drums & percussion, playing demanding active work and more introspective inner dialog; exceptional!

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Kahn, Jason / Phil Julian: Valentines

Kahn, Jason / Phil Julian

Valentines

(Confront)
UK

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The first meeting of Jason Kahn and Phil Julian, both performing on analogue modular synthesiser, intended to be recorded as material for studio sound compositions, but which was so compelling as improvised work that they chose to release the album as recorded.

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Kahn, Jason: Things Fall Apart

Kahn, Jason

Things Fall Apart

(Herbal International)
Malaysia

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Sound artist Jason Kahn performing in Zurich at the Kunstraum Walcheturm arts organization, recording fourteen short improvised sections, focusing on heavily effected drums and percussive elements augmented with synthetics, radio, plus work exclusively for voice.

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Jackson, Tom / Benedict Taylor / Daniel Thompson : Hunt At The Brook

Jackson, Tom / Benedict Taylor / Daniel Thompson

Hunt At The Brook

(FMR)
UK

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Clarinetist Tom Jackson with two string playesr--violist Benedict Taylor and guitarist Daniel Thompson--in empathic improvisation where their individual voices permit a wide range of approaches in interactive improvisation, from fragile contemplation to active interaction.

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IST: New York (Davies / Fell / Wastell / Zorn): Featuring John Zorn

IST: New York (Davies / Fell / Wastell / Zorn)

Featuring John Zorn

(Confront)
UK

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Acoustic string improvising trio IST was invited by Derek Bailey in 2001 for his Company event at Tonic in NYC, here in the entire and intense concert they performed that night, including a 2nd set pairing with John Zorn, pushing the band into amazing and unexpected territory.

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IST: London: Conway Hall

IST

London: Conway Hall

(Confront)
UK

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IST, the trio of Rhodri Davie (harp), Simon H. Fell (double bass) and Mark Wastell (violincello) from their 2003 live performance at London's Freedom of the City Festival, 8 years into the project, showing the remarkable sonic language the trio had developed.

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ISKRA 1903 (Rutherford / Bailey / Guy): Chapter One (1970-2) [3 CDs]

ISKRA 1903 (Rutherford / Bailey / Guy)

Chapter One (1970-2) [3 CDs]

(Emanem)
UK

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A reissue of Emanem 4301, a classic concert and studio performances from '70-'72 by the innovative trio of Paul Rutherford (trombone, piano) Derek Bailey (guitar) and Barry Guy (double bass), which was a much expanded reissue of the early Incus releaes 3/4 of the same name.

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Iskra 1903: Buzz Soundtrack

Iskra 1903

Buzz Soundtrack

(Emanem)
UK

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Music for the 1971 film by Michael Grigsby and performed by the trio of Paul Rutherford (trombone), Derek Bailey (guitar) and Barry Guy (double bass), a fascinating and distinctive set, more restrained and gentle than their live performances from that time.

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Hubweber / Schubert / Schlippenbach / Thomas / Wllers: Intricacies [2 CDs]

Hubweber / Schubert / Schlippenbach / Thomas / Wllers

Intricacies [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness)
Lithuania

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Performing live at B-Flat, in Berlin, Germany in 2014, this album aptly names the intricate interactions and dialog from this sophisticated and seasoned quartet, performing extended collective compositions that showcases each player while emphasizing their group dynamic.

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Hocevar, Dre Trio (De Looze / St.Louis / Hocevar / Pluta): Coding of Evidentially

Hocevar, Dre Trio (De Looze / St.Louis / Hocevar / Pluta)

Coding of Evidentially

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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A multinational jazz trio using compositional and improvisational approaches, led by drummer Dre Hocevar, with Bram De Looze on piano, and Lester St. Louis on cello, plus NY electronics artist Sam Pluta providing signal processing on the title track.

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Hertenstein, Joe HNH (Hertenstein / Niggenkemper / Heberer): [2nd release]

Hertenstein, Joe HNH (Hertenstein / Niggenkemper / Heberer)

[2nd release]

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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Drummer Joe Herteinstein's followup to his 1st Clean Feed HNH album from his New York trio with Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and Thomas Heberer on cornet, adding a New York attitude to European modern jazz, with oustanding playing using a mix of traditional and inventive approaches.

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Haino, Keiji / Peter Brotzmann / Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues PT 1  [VINYL]

Haino, Keiji / Peter Brotzmann / Jim O'Rourke

Two City Blues PT 1 [VINYL]

(Trost Records)
Austria

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

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Gustafsson, Mats w/ John Russell & Phil Minton: a duo(s) [VINYL]

Gustafsson, Mats w/ John Russell & Phil Minton

a duo(s) [VINYL]

(Bocian)
Poland

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Multi-reedist Mats Gustafsson explores unique environments in improvised music with two duos performed live at Cafe OTO, one duo per side, the first with free vocalist Phil Minton for understated gargling and instrumental aberrations; the second with guitarist John Russell.

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Gustafsson, Mats / Merzbow / Balazs Pandi / Thurston Moore: Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper [VINYL]

Gustafsson, Mats / Merzbow / Balazs Pandi / Thurston Moore

Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper [VINYL]

(Rarenoise Records)
USA

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The followup to "Cuts" by Japanese noisemaker Merzbow (aka Masami Akita), Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and Hungarian drummer Balazs Pandi, adding Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore to create a supergroup of vicious sonic improvisation spanning 4 nations.

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Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura [VINYL]

Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura [VINYL]

(DAGORED)
Italy

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Actually an Ennio Morricone album, this 1971 film score for Enzo Castellari's movie "Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura" was performed by radical improvisers Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, of which Morricone was a founding member.

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Graewe / Mattos / Vatcher: Subsymbolism

Graewe / Mattos / Vatcher

Subsymbolism

(Nuscope)
USA

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The first release from the German free improvising trio of pianist Georg Graewe, bassist Marcio Mattos, and drummer Michael Vatcher, playing Graewe's rich and intricate spontaneous compositions that ebb and flow effortlessly into each other.

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Gjerstad, Frode Trio (w/ Paal Nilssen-Love / Jon Rune Strom): Miyazaki

Gjerstad, Frode Trio (w/ Paal Nilssen-Love / Jon Rune Strom)

Miyazaki

(FMR)
UK

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One of the great modern groups in free improvisations, saxophonist & clarinetist Frode Gjerstad leads teh trio of Jon Rune Strom on bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums in a liver performance at Miyazaki, Japan for 2 extended and 1 short improv of vital, informed and exuberant improvisations.

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Gibbs, Michael & the NDR Bigband featuring Bill Frisell: Play a Bill Frisell Setlist

Gibbs, Michael & the NDR Bigband featuring Bill Frisell

Play a Bill Frisell Setlist

(Cuneiform)
USA

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Guitarist Bill Frisell's first-ever appearance as the featured soloist on a big band session, performing with British composer and arranger Michael Gibbs and his NDR Bigband for a tour de force album playing over arrangements of compositions drawn from his career.

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Gibbs, Michael & the NDR Bigband: In My View

Gibbs, Michael & the NDR Bigband

In My View

(Cuneiform)
USA

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British jazz composer and arranger Michael Gibbs directs his NDR Big Band through a set of lyrical jazz pieces with brilliant arrangements, including four original compositions and compositions from Carla Bley, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, Gordon Jenkins, and Ron Carter.

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Gallio / Rupp: Fasane Hula Punk

Gallio / Rupp

Fasane Hula Punk

(Rapid Moment)
Malaysia

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The duo of electric guitarist Olaf Rupp and soprano saxophonist Christoph Gallio in a set of 13 studio improvisations, restrained and thoughtful dialog of great technical skill and unusual tonal approaches to both instruments.

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Frith, Fred / Evan Parker: Hello, I Must Be Going

Frith, Fred / Evan Parker

Hello, I Must Be Going

(Victo)
Canada

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Two masters who rarely play together--guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist Evan Parker--performing together as a duo at the 30th Musique Actuelle Festival in Victoriaville, Canada for an amazing exchange of ideas and intensely subtle dialog.

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Fasteau, Kali Z (with Jordan / Rozie / Parran / McBee): Piano Rapture

Fasteau, Kali Z (with Jordan / Rozie / Parran / McBee)

Piano Rapture

(Flying Note)
USA

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New York pianist Kali Z. Fasteau in a quintet with L. Mixashawn Rozie on sax, flute, and djembe, Kidd Jordan on tenor sax, J.D. Parran on flute and clarinet, and Ron McBee on percussion, a beautiful journey in jazz that borrows from the past while looking to the future.

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Ewen, Sandy & Henry Kaiser: Lake Monsters

Ewen, Sandy & Henry Kaiser

Lake Monsters

(Balance Point Acoustics)
USA

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Seven electric guitar duos from Kaiser & Ewen, recorded during a 6 hour marathon session in Houston, TX, impressive for the intense technical interactions as well as the assertive use of sound and distortion to augment their wonderfully strange, monstrous ideas.

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Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride: Pulverize The Sound

Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride

Pulverize The Sound

(Relative Pitch)
USA

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The trio of trumpeter Peter Evans, electric bassist Tim Dahl, and drummer/percussionist Mike Pride have played together since 2010, crossing the boundaries of improvisation, composition and rock in dynamic genre-defying music intended to be played loud.

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Eskelin, Ellery: Solo Live At Snugs

Eskelin, Ellery

Solo Live At Snugs

(Hatology)
Switzerland

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Ellery Eskelin performing solo on tenor saxophone at 61 Local in Brooklyn, NY, four original compositions, personal and distinctive improvisation like listening to tales from a well seasoned and adept traveler.

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Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald: Ghetto Calypso

Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald

Ghetto Calypso

(Not Two Records)
Poland

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

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EFT (Bukelman, Davidovski, Bymel): Spatial Awareness

EFT (Bukelman, Davidovski, Bymel)

Spatial Awareness

(OutNow Recordings)
USA

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Formed in 2010, Israeli trio EFT of Ido Bukelman (guitar), Daniel Davidovsky (electronics) and Offer Bymel (drums) create a resilient hybridization of genres and musical approaches, incorporating free jazz, improvisation, noise and modern electronic music.

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Dunmall, Paul / Tony Bianco: Autumn

Dunmall, Paul / Tony Bianco

Autumn

(FMR)
UK

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The collaboration of UK saxophonist Paul Dunmall and American ex-pat drummer Tony Bianco has at least a 15 year history, heard in these telepathic duos of free improvisation recorded at Delbury Hall, Shropshire in 2014 for 3 extended works of breathtaking playing.

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Double-Basse (Petit / Duboc): This is Not Art

Double-Basse (Petit / Duboc)

This is Not Art

(Clean Feed)
Portugal

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French free improvisers Benjamin Duboc (double bass) and Jean-Luc Petit (contrabass & clarinet) in a moody album of bass tones, deep harmonics and rich timbral interaction with beautiful pacing that rises in confrontation and then descends back to artful darkness.

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