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Polyorchard (David Menestres / Jeb Bishop): Ink [2 CDs] Polyorchard (David Menestres / Jeb Bishop):
Ink [2 CDs]

(Out & Gone Records -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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A remarkable set of duos recorded live at three concerts during April 2019 in Bloomington IN, Nashville, TN and Columbus, OH, between Polyorchard leader, double bassist David Menestres, and trombonist Jeb Bishop, two free improvisers using extended and unusual approaches to their instruments as a means to fascinating dialog as they engage their listeners.

Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Jan Roder: Get Your Own Picture Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Jan Roder:
Get Your Own Picture

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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An improvising string quartet with Creative Sources label leader Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, son Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, German violinist and violist Dietrich Petzold and German double bassist Jan Roder, recording in the studio in Berlin in 2018 for seven active improvisations with a chamber feel, each named by the letters making up the word "PICTURE".

Fire! Orchestra / Krzysztof Penderecki: Actions [VINYL] Fire! Orchestra / Krzysztof Penderecki:
Actions [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $27.95    

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"Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra" was originally written by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki for the New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra, assembled by Don Cherry for the occasion and conducted by composer himself; this new extended reading and conduction of the score from 2018 was originated and conducted by Mats Gustafsson, a powerful update and expansion of the original work.

Parker, William: I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [VINYL] Parker, William:
I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [VINYL]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

Price: $31.95    

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Parker's definitive document of his Curtis Mayfield songbook project with Hamid Drake, Dave Burrell, Sabir Mateen, Darryl Foster & Amiri Baraka, promoting Mayfield's positive messages of hope and fortitude.

Okuda, Rieko / Antti Virtaranta / Girial Baars: LAB H Tapes Okuda, Rieko / Antti Virtaranta / Girial Baars:
LAB H Tapes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Two distinct improvisation from the trio of Japanese musician Rieko Okuda on piano & viola, Finnish musician Antti Virtaranta on double bass, and Russian musician Girilal Baars on voice & old wheel, the first with Baars primarily focused on free vocals in a Phil Minton-esque mode, the second all instrumental with Baars performing on "old wheel".

Polwechsel / Klaus Lang: Unseen Polwechsel / Klaus Lang:
Unseen

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

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The innovative acoustic free improvising ensemble Polwechsel, bridging contemporary music and free improvisation in ways that sound deceptively electroacoustic and comprised of Michael Moser on cello, Werner Dafeldecker on double bass, and Martin Brandlmayr & Burkhard Beins on cymbals & percussion, are joined by Klaus Lang performing on the church organ of St. Lambrecht's Abbey.

Kaplan, Noah Quartet: Out Of The Hole Kaplan, Noah Quartet:
Out Of The Hole

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

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West Coast composer and saxophonist Noah Kaplan, associated with Anthony Coleman, David Tronzo, Peter Erskine, Rinde Eckert, Joe Morris, Mat Maneri, Joe Maneri, &c., here in his 3rd album with his Noah Kaplan Quartet, in a set of original compositions and one standard performed with Joe Morris (guitar), Giacomo Merega (electric bass) & Jason Nazary (drums, electronics).

Day & Taxi: Devotion [VINYL 2 LPs] Day & Taxi:
Devotion [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Percaso -- Switzerland )

Price: $29.95    

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A melodically subtle and sophisticated album of twenty improvisations composed by saxophonist Christoph Gallio and performed with Gerry Hemingway on drums and Silvan Jeger on electric bass, with Friederike Mayrocker providing words on several tracks, the compositions as short as 19 seconds and a long as 7:40, each dedicated to visual artists and colleagues.

Stangl, Burkhard / Dieb13: Jardin Des Bruits Stangl, Burkhard / Dieb13:
Jardin Des Bruits

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Returning to their duo work together 17 years after their erstwhile records eh, guitarist Burkhard Stangl and turntablist Dieb13 explore and expand the sonic properties of their work in this new "Garden Of Noises", using electronics and recordings of soundscapes from Paris and Montreuil, recorded live at Instants Chavires in France, 2019.

Skarbo, Oyvind / Fredrik Ljungkvist / Kris Davis / Ole Morten Vagan: Inland Empire Skarbo, Oyvind / Fredrik Ljungkvist / Kris Davis / Ole Morten Vagan:
Inland Empire

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A transatlantic all-star quartet of modern improvisers influenced by contemporary compositional music and creative jazz, with pieces from all four players--Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor sax & clarinet, Kris Davis on piano, Ole Morten Vagan on double bass, and Øyvind Skarbø on drums--creating superb modern, unforseeable, and joyful music.

Fine, Milo / Joseph Damman: Acceptance Of Sorrow Fine, Milo / Joseph Damman:
Acceptance Of Sorrow

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )

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An album off free improvisations culled from the long-running Minneapolis duo of amplified acoustic guitarist Joseph Damman and multi-instrumentalist Milo fine, recorded in concert at Studio Toile d'Angles in 2018, with Fine performing on percussion, a Bosendorfer imperial piano, B-flat clarinet & marimba, for 8 pieces of explorative and accomplished dialog.

Waters, Patty (w/ Greene / Pavone / Altschul): An Evening In Houston Waters, Patty (w/ Greene / Pavone / Altschul):
An Evening In Houston

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The distinctively unique voice and unconventional stylings of Patty Waters bring a set of standards and folk songs to a live quartet session in Houston, Texas in 2018 with the stellar backup of Burton Greene on piano, Mario Pavone on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums, covering songs by Billy Holiday, Nat King Cole & Hank Williams along with a trio instrumental of Monk's "Off Minor".

Archer, Martin : Anthropology Band [2 CDs] Archer, Martin :
Anthropology Band [2 CDs]

(Discus -- UK )

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Inspired by the music of 70's Miles Davis electric work, composer and saxophonist Martin Archer presents 15 compositions performed in two parallel sessions over two CDs, the first in a septet that includes Corey Mwamba, Pat Thomas and Dave Sturt, and the second an extended ensemble with brass and wind sections, each bringing distinctive life to these inspired compositions.

Anticlan (Costa / Amador / Ernsting): Close To The Bone Anticlan (Costa / Amador / Ernsting):
Close To The Bone

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The second album of open-minded free improvisation of great drive, skill and and experimental determination from the Anticlan trio, a facet of the Albatre trio in the duo of Portuguese saxophonist Hugo Costa and German drummer Philipp Ernsting, along with Mexican guitarist residing in Rotterdamn, Josue Amador, recording in the studio in Rotterdam, 2019.

Abdou, Sakina / Barbara Dang / Peter Orins: Lescence / Gmatique Abdou, Sakina / Barbara Dang / Peter Orins:
Lescence / Gmatique

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Three musicians who are active members of the Lille-based collective Muzzix--Peter Orins on drums, Barbara Dang on grand piano, Sakina Abdou on saxophone & recorder--captured live at La Malterie, in Lille, France for two extended improvisations of minimalist conversation using extended techniques and unusual approaches to their instruments; fascinating.

Akiyama, Tetuzi / Herve Boghossian: Suketchi Akiyama, Tetuzi / Herve Boghossian:
Suketchi

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Translating to "sketch", the duo of Japanese improvising guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama and French guitarist Hervé Boghossian recorded these sketches in the studio in Marseille, France, seven succinct free improvisations of an open and intuitively lyrical nature performed on acoustic guitars, in a gorgeous album of uniquely spacious interlaced string improvisation.

Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Speed / Robertson / Hebert / Rainey): Plain Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Speed / Robertson / Hebert / Rainey):
Plain

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Russian-born Germany/NY-based pianist Simon Nabatov's Quintet with the new lineup of Chris Speed on tenor sax & clarinet, Herb Robertson on trumpet & cornet, John Hebert on double bass and Tom Rainey on drums, performing Nabatov's magnificently lyrical, sophisticated and often chamber-oriented compositions, an incredible achievement in writing and performance.

Lopes, Luis Humanization 4Tet (w/ Amado / Gonzalez / Gonzalez): Believe, Believe Lopes, Luis Humanization 4Tet (w/ Amado / Gonzalez / Gonzalez):
Believe, Believe

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Energetic and assertive jazzcore improv from Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes' long-running Humanization 4Tet with saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and the near-telepathic rhythm section of Aaron Gonzalez on double bass and Stefan Gonzalez on drums, in an album recorded in the studio in front of an audience in New Orleans during their 2018 tour, finding the band in formidable form.

Testa, Carl : Sway Prototypes - Volume 3 Testa, Carl :
Sway Prototypes - Volume 3

(Sway -- USA )

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The third volume of NY bassist, composer, and electronic/computer musician Carl Testa's amazing Sway project, giving an interactive electronic processor its own voice interfacing with any size ensemble, here with two new works--one for quintet among a set of Chicago improvisers, the other in Portland, Maine with a sextet--each uniquely voiced and excitingly unpredictable.

Mattrey, Joanna : Veiled Mattrey, Joanna :
Veiled

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The first solo record for NY violist Joanna Mattrey, performing also on the Stroh violin, in a deep exploration of the sound possibilities for both instruments, using preparations to alter the resonance of the viola, masking its overtly singing and beautiful nature and allowing for unexpected and unusual textures which weave around melodic lines; unique and fascinating.

Cramp, Dominic / Mike Khoury / Philip Greenlief / Gino Robair: Compassion & Evidence Cramp, Dominic / Mike Khoury / Philip Greenlief / Gino Robair:
Compassion & Evidence

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recorded live at Temescal Art Center in Oakland, CA as part of their Babylon 2018 evening, the quartet of Gino Robair (electronics), Phillip Greenlief (tenor sax and clarinet), Mike Khoury (viola) and Dominic Cramp, aka Lord Tang (lyra) improvise in 2 short and 2 extended electroacoustic conversations of detailed restraint, unique pointillism and unforseen atmospheres.

Denley, Jim / Eric Normand: Plant 3 [VINYL] Denley, Jim / Eric Normand:
Plant 3 [VINYL]

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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The collaboration of Quebec bassist Eric Normand and Australian saxophonist Jim Denley, both dedicated experimenters, in their third duo album under the Plant name, here recording live at the 2019 Syndey, Australia NowNow Festival, with Denley also playing bass flute, fruits and objects, and Normand using objects and playing the bass amp itself.

Meyer, Bedrnhard / John Hollenbeck: Grids Meyer, Bedrnhard / John Hollenbeck:
Grids

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

Price: $11.95    

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Bringing together NY drummer/percussionist John Hollenbeck, also on prepared piano, with Berlin bassist Bernhard Meyer for an album that blends textural rock, electronic and jazz approaches in 9 elusively calm yet structurally turbulent pieces, using complex systems of cross rhythms against atmospheric immersion, occasionally disruptive but generally eccentrically controlled and exploratory.

Edwards, Marc / Guillaume Gargaud: Black Hole Universe Edwards, Marc / Guillaume Gargaud:
Black Hole Universe

(Atypeek Music -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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A shredding session between French improvisational guitarist Guillaume Gargaud and NY free jazz drummer Marc Edwards (Slipstream Time Travel), recorded in Queens, NY in 2017, for 5 rapid-fire displays of pyrotechnics and attentive dialog, as they take themselves to the cliff's edge and back in a dizzying album of dense technical dexterity and harmolodic force.

Necks, The: Three Necks, The:
Three

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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Three extended improvisations from the three Australian improvisers Chris Abrahams (piano), Lloyd Swanton (bass), Tony Buck (drums/percussion) in their 21st album of mesmerizing music, from the dynamic opener "Bloom" to the introspective "Lovelock" dedicated to Damien Lovelock of The Celibate Rifles, ending in the lyrical and rich groove of "Further".

Ward, Alex Item 4: Where We Were Ward, Alex Item 4:
Where We Were

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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UK guitarist Alex Ward's quartet featuring his compositions for improvisers, performed with a set of younger players on London's free improv scene--Charlotte Keeffe on trumpet & flugelhorn, Otto Willberg on double bass, and Andrew Lisle on drums--heard here in two intricately exciting 2018 concerts in London at Set Dalston Lane and at Cafe Oto Project Space.

Ward, Alex : Frames Ward, Alex :
Frames

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Originally a clarinetist, UK improviser Alex Ward began exploring the guitar in rock settings, first bringing the instrument to his improv work around the year 2000 with N.E.W. (w/ Steve Noble & John Edwards); this is his 1st solo guitar album, showing a wide range of styles that embrace improv, rock and compositional styles, a remarkable display of skill and creative drive.

MPH (Maguire / Pynew / Hewins): Taxonomies MPH (Maguire / Pynew / Hewins):
Taxonomies

(Discus -- UK )

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A trio of legendary Canterbury, avant improvisation and contemporary compositional players come together for an album recorded live in the studio over two days, from Alex Maguire on piano and Hammond organ, Martin Pyne on vibraphone, drums, percussion & electronics, and Mark Hewins on guitars & electronics; inventive, sophisticated, hallucinatory & virtuosic work.

Toned (Corder / Suarez / Weeks): The Private Sector Toned (Corder / Suarez / Weeks):
The Private Sector

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Schizophrenically skronky improv of ea-cutups and semi-maniacal segments that resolve to near-stillness from the West Coast TONED trio of Nathan Corder on electronics, Leo Suarez on drums, and Tom Weeks on sax, using a nonlinear and nonhierarchical organizational process and multiple layers of compositional feedback loops to create unpredictably bizarre and overtly fun music.

Draksler, Kaja Octet: Out For Stars Draksler, Kaja Octet:
Out For Stars

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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After setting music for the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Andriana Minou (Gledalec), Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler turns to the work of Robert Frost in a set of 7 sophisticated compositions, sung by Laura Polence & Bjork Nielsdottir in an improvising octet with reedists Ab Baars & Ada Rave, violinist George Dumitriu, bassist Lennart Heyndels and drummer Onno Govaert.

Caines, Ron / Martin Archer AXIS: Dream Feathers Caines, Ron / Martin Archer AXIS:
Dream Feathers

(Discus -- UK )

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The "AXIS" of UK saxophonist Ron Caines and multi-reedist Martin Archer, also on organ and electronics, in a subtle septet with outstanding players including Laura Cole on piano and Johnny Hunter on drums, in a set of dream-like and lyrically beautiful improvisations, merging electronics and horns over a powerfully solid rhythm section that create warm textural cycles.

IKB: Hippocampus Guttulatus IKB:
Hippocampus Guttulatus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The large IKB electroacoustic ensemble of diverse orchestration led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, where each release is characterized by an animal, here with the long-snouted seahorse in an extended improvisation recorded at CreativeFest XIII at O'Culto da Ajuda, Lisbon, 2019, building to undulating cycles of intense interaction of absolutely precise control.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Abdul Moimeme: Aura Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Abdul Moimeme:
Aura

(Creative Sources -- USA )

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Three frequent collaborators--Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone, and Abdul Moimeme on electric guitar--captured live in 2019 at Logradouro da Compostinha, in Lisbon, Portugal, each using their instruments with unusual approaches through extended techniques, in a half hour set balancing subtle aural ambience with rich, detailed activity; spellbinding.

Orchestra Entropy: Rituals Orchestra Entropy:
Rituals

(Discus -- UK )

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An extended work for 10 improvisers using a composite composition of graphic scores, open notations, and two trio sub-pieces titled "skelf" (electric guitar, double bass and drums) and "antiphon" (violin, viola and double bass), all directed by UK saxophonist Matt London in an ensemble with reeds, winds, brass, strings, electric guitar, and Mark Sanders on drums.

Geordie Approach, The (Birkeland / Fadnes / Charkey): Shields Geordie Approach, The (Birkeland / Fadnes / Charkey):
Shields

(Discus -- UK )

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Two Norwegians and a Geordie (ie, NE Englander), from drummer Stale Birkeland, saxophonist Petter Frost Fadnes, and guitarist Chris Sharkey, since 2007 creating epic works of rich electroacoustic improvisation, recording their third album after extensive touring through Europe and Japan, using the the natural resonance of the Chapel FM, in Leeds to enrich their sound.

Mwamba, Corey : Nth Mwamba, Corey :
Nth

(Discus -- UK )

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A sophisticated and lyrical album of modern jazz led by UK vibraphonist Corey Mwamba, also on glockenspiel & beak flute, in a quartet with Laura Cole on piano, Andy Champion on double bass, and Johnny Hunter on drums & small percussion, with all pieces "devised and scored" by Mwamba alongside one collective improvisation; powerfully refined modern jazz.

Vergara, Benjamin / Fred Frith: Fanfarrisimo [VINYL] Vergara, Benjamin / Fred Frith:
Fanfarrisimo [VINYL]

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Recording in Chile at the University Austral in 2018, trumpeter Benjamin Vergara and guitarist Fred Frith take us on two extended journeys through free electroacoustic improvisation, Frith's providing diverse and intense sonic environments over which Vergara's virtuosic and intuitive approach to the trumpet soars; impressive, creative, cathartic.

GGRIL: Plays Laubrock GGRIL:
Plays Laubrock

(Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc -- Canada )

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The GGRIL (Grand groupe régional d'improvisation libérée) improviser ensemble based in Quebec invited German saxophonist living in NYC, Ingrid Laubrock, to compose three works, taking the band on adventerous journeys of texture, abstraction and melody, harnessing the power of the band's unique orchestration of electric guitars, percussion, and strings.

Lisbon String Trio & Gabriel Ferrandini: Sediments Lisbon String Trio & Gabriel Ferrandini:
Sediments

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portugal's Lisbon String Trio of saxophonist Nuno Torres, electric guitarist Abdul Moimeme and violist Ernesto Rodrigues, are joined by Red Trio/ Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio drummer Gabriel Ferrandini for this concert performance at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal as part of the CreativeFest XIII, finding inspired balance in introspective sections and periods of exciting activity.

Krci (Loris Binot / Emilie Skrijelj): Krci Krci (Loris Binot / Emilie Skrijelj):
Krci

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Filled with mystery and innuendo, the duo of French pianist and keyboardist Loris Binot, performing on prepared piano, prepared Fender Rhodes, Moog & electronics, and French-based accordionist Emilie Skrijelj, also on samples & electronics, are heard in a recording at the performing arts theater at CCAM in Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy for two extended and superbly intriguing improvisations.

Bec, Mathieu / Robin Servant: Escarbilles Bec, Mathieu / Robin Servant:
Escarbilles

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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The Canadian free improvising duo of accordionist Robin Servant (GGRIL, P.O.W.E.R., Danielle Palardy Roger) and drummer Mathieu Bec (Dubovnik, Michel Doneda) are heard in this 2019 performance at la Maison de la Culture du Pic Champlain, in a gripping set of dialogs using preparations and extended techniques to create unusual sonic approaches to both instruments.

Sewelson, Dave (w/ Steve Swell / William Parker / Marvin Bugalu Smith): More Music for a Free World Sewelson, Dave (w/ Steve Swell / William Parker / Marvin Bugalu Smith):
More Music for a Free World

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

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Baritone saxophonist Dave Sewelson leads this collective quartet of New York associated players Steve Swell on trombone, William Parker on bass, abd Marvin Bugalu Smith on drums, a masterful example of modern creative jazz with a strongly lyrical attitude, through two extended improvisations and ending with a shorter "Reflections"; exemplary free jazz.

Dopolarians (William Parker / Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Kelle Dopolarians (William Parker / Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Kelley Hurt):
Garden Party

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

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Legendary players, drummer Alvin Fielder, bassist William Parker, and saxophonist Kidd Jordan joined younger generation players pianist Christopher Parker, vocalist Kelley Hurt, and saxophonist Chad Fowler in New Orleans to record this exceptional album of modern jazz compositions primarily from Fowler, plus a collective improvisation and a narrative from Hurt.

Balderin Sali, The (feat Paul Lovens / Evan Parker / Philipp Wachsmann): Variations [2 CDs] Balderin Sali, The (feat Paul Lovens / Evan Parker / Philipp Wachsmann):
Variations [2 CDs]

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Part of The Soundscapes Concert Series organized by saxophonist Harri Sjostrom and named for the Helsinki venue where it was recorded, over 2 days 11 incredible musicians in various configurations presented a spectacular set of performances, with improvisers including Evan Parker, Paul Lovens, Phil Wachsmann, Sebi Tramontana, Harri Sjostrom, Teppo Hauta-aho &c.

Leimgruber, Urs / Andreas Willers / Alvin Curran / Fabrizio Spera: Rome-ing Leimgruber, Urs / Andreas Willers / Alvin Curran / Fabrizio Spera:
Rome-ing

(Leo Records -- UK )

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The long-running duo of saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and guitarist Andreas Willers are joined by percussionist Fabrizio Spera (Ossatura) and Alvin Curran (MEV) for a live performance at Casa del Jazz in Rome, merging avant jazz approaches with ea-improv through guitar effects and sampling, finding passion in explorative and unpredictable music of superb skill and intent.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Efflorescence Volume 1 [4CDs] Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Efflorescence Volume 1 [4CDs]

(Leo Records -- UK )

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"Efflorescence", to reach an optimum stage of development or blossom, as heard through four studio-recorded CDs, expanding on the warm and enduring duo of saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp in beautifully flowing, succinct improvisations with a lyrical inclination, allowing for exploration through the sophisticated support each brings; beautiful.

Balanya, Josep-Maria / Ramon Lopez: Furious Yellow Balanya, Josep-Maria / Ramon Lopez:
Furious Yellow

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two Spanish improvisers of distinction meet at DADA Studio, in Brussels, Belgium to record ten diverse and extraordinary dialogs, from percussionist Ramon Lopez and pianist Josep-Maria Balanya, balancing radical jazz with experimental approaches to free and contemporary improvisation, a tour-de-force of expression and innovation.

Berlin Art Quartet (Schubert / Bauer / Muller / Bruggemann): Live At B-Flat Berlin Art Quartet (Schubert / Bauer / Muller / Bruggemann):
Live At B-Flat

(Unisono Records -- Germany )

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Inspired by and using the same instrumentation as John Tchicai's seminal 60's free jazz band New York Art Quartet, since 2013 the Berlin Art Quartet of Matthias Schubert on saxophone, Matthias Bauer on bass, Matthias Muller on trombone, and Reinhard Bruggemann on drums, has carried on the spirit of NY Free Jazz, here in a live concert at B-Flat, in Berlin in 2019.

Wong, Theresa / Frantz Loriot: Live at Zoom In Wong, Theresa / Frantz Loriot:
Live at Zoom In

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording at the magnificent cathedral at Berner Münster in Switzerland during the 2017 Zoom In Festival, the improvising string duo of violist Frantz Loriot and cellist Theresa Wong, also on voice, performed this extended work of creative string interaction, energetic and idiosyncratic and wonderfully expressive, enhanced by the natural resonance of the space.

Zingaro, Carlos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hernani Faustino / Jose Oliveira : Penta Zingaro, Carlos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hernani Faustino / Jose Oliveira :
Pentahedron

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An impressive highly interactive and extended improvisation focused mostly on strings, with label leader Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, plus Red Trio's Hernani Fasutino on double bass and legendary Portuguese violinist Carlo Zingaro, with Jose Oliveira adding active percussive interaction, captured live at the CreativeFest XIII in 2019.

Vonlanthen, Vinz: No Man's Land Vonlanthen, Vinz:
No Man's Land

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Not ambient nor aggressive, Swiss guitarist Vinz Vonlanthen's latest solo album finds the improviser creating contemplative environments in unhurried ways, allowing bass and upper string to interact, often adding unusual vocal emanations to punctuate or layer with the guitar, creating an eclectic set of succinct works, often ominous, always uniquely fascinating.

Durrant, Phil / Emil Karlsen: Grain Durrant, Phil / Emil Karlsen:
Grain

(Noumenon -- UK )

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A wonderfully assertive acoustic dialog between London improviser Phil Durrant on mandolin and octave mandolin, and Norwegian percussionist living in Leeds, UK, Emil Karlsen, the two focusing on a quick flow of ideas that ebb and flow naturally, each complementing the other in tightly defined interactions, creating a consistent sound of rapid texture and impetus.

Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Anahuac Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick):
Anahuac

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.

Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick):
Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.

Baird, Ka / Muyassar Kurdi: Voice Games  [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Baird, Ka / Muyassar Kurdi:
Voice Games [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )

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Primarily voice improvisations from the duo of Muyassar Kurdi and Ka Baird, also performing on piano, bells, gong, flute and spike fiddle, recorded at Pineapple Reality and Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY between 2017 & 2018, their work focused on typically delicate interweaving of their voices and instruments, with a sense of suspense, humor and joyful mystery.

Sestetto Internazionale: Harri Sjorstrom / Alison Blunt / GIanni Mimmo / Achim Kaufman / Veli Kujala Sestetto Internazionale: Harri Sjorstrom / Alison Blunt / GIanni Mimmo / Achim Kaufman / Veli Kujala / Ignaz Schick:
Sestetto Internationale - Live in Munich

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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A unique sextet of European improvisers active since 2015, comprised of two soprano saxophones, violin, piano, turntables and quarter tone accordion, in their second album of wide-ranging collective improvisation, their orchestration allowing moments of jazz, classical and electroacoustic improvisation to interweave and surprise their listeners; fascinating.

Glanzmann, Vincent / Gerry Hemingway: Composition O Glanzmann, Vincent / Gerry Hemingway:
Composition O

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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A constantly evolving electro-acoustic composition for percussion and microphones from the Swiss-based duo of Vincent Glanzmann and Gerry Hemingway, using cymbals, floor tom & percussion, directed by both graphic and collective compositional approaches while applying carefully controlled amplification to prodigious extended techniques on their instruments.

Lytton, Paul / Nate Wooley: Known / Unknown Lytton, Paul / Nate Wooley:
Known / Unknown

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Recalling their brokenresearch LP from 2007, trumpeter Nate Wooley and drummer/percussionist Paul Lytton focus on unusual techniques and approaches to their instruments, using amplifiers and electronics to investigate new frontiers in interactive improvisation, each creating inexplicably interesting, masterfully interwoven sonic material.

Parkins, Andrea / Matthew Ostrowski: Elective Affinities Parkins, Andrea / Matthew Ostrowski:
Elective Affinities

(Infrequent Seams Records -- USA )

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The first recording of the playfully detailed improvisation of two NY collaborators with nearly two decades of work together--Andrea Parkins on accordion, objects & electronics, and Matthew Ostrowski on electronics--improvising in the studio for eight explorative works that seamlessly mesh acoustic and electronics, seemingly forward and backward at the same time!

Snekkestad, Torben / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy : Louisiana Variations Snekkestad, Torben / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy :
Louisiana Variations

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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A brilliant example of free improvisation from the performing trio of Barry Guy on double bass, Agusti Fernandez on piano and Torben Snekkestad on sax & trumpet, recording live at KoncertKirken Blagards Plads in Copenhagen, merging shards of jazz and fully free playing using astonishing technique and creative intention that is as rewarding as it it intrepid.

Zorn, John (Medeski / Grohowski / Hollenberg): Beyond Good And Evil - Simulacrum Live Zorn, John (Medeski / Grohowski / Hollenberg):
Beyond Good And Evil - Simulacrum Live

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Merging heavy melodic jazz with tinges of heavy metal, John Zorn's Simulacrum trio of John Medeski on organ, Kenny Grohowski on drums, and Matt Hollenberg on guitar perform nine of Zorn's intense compositions in a beautifully recorded concert at the Firehouse 12 studio, the band's consummate playing and passion bringing power to Zorn's darkly exciting music.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Call Of Cthulhu Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Call Of Cthulhu

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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One of the most prolific Evil Clown ensembles, Metal Chaos Ensemble distinguishes itself through the use of Gongs, chimes, glockenspiel, Tibetan Bowls and many other metallic sounds, with horns, compositions and narratives by multi-reedist PEK, in a rhythm-heavy fantastical journey in a septet with Moouse Traore on djembe and Mike Gruen on Azoth and Basilisk.

Leap Of Faith: Sense And Understanding Leap Of Faith:
Sense And Understanding

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Two excursive works from the Boston improvising collective Leap of Faith, with the core trio of PEK on clarinets, saxophones, double reeds & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion, plus guests Kat Dobbins on trombone and Bob Moores on trumpets, creating a highly interactive environment performing PEK's framework compositions.

Turbulence: The Conception Of Sense Turbulence:
The Conception Of Sense

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Turbulence, the wind instrument and sometimes percussion branch of the Leap of Faith Orchestra is represented by leader and composer David Peck (PEK) on winds, reeds and percussion, and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums and percussion, with saxophonist Michael Caglianone joining and also performing on bells, as they perform an extended framework composition from PEK.

Karayorgis / McBride / Smith / Gray / Rosenthal: CliffPools Karayorgis / McBride / Smith / Gray / Rosenthal:
CliffPools

(Driff Records -- USA )

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Merging two Boston-based trios--Cliff of bassist Damon Smith, drummer Eric Rosenthal and pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, and Pools of bassist Nate McBride, drummer Luther Gray, and Karayorgis--performing Karayorgis compositions with collective input from all five, creating profoundly great music in a shared language fueled by long collaborative relationships.

Dijkstra / Bishop / Karayorgis / McBride / Gray: Cutout Dijkstra / Bishop / Karayorgis / McBride / Gray:
Cutout

(Driff Records -- USA )

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The Boston-based quintet Cutout of Jorrit Dijkstra on saxophones, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Pandelis Karayorgis on piano, Nate McBride on bass, & Luther Gray on drums, in a set of free jazz pieces and virtual suites from original compositions and "instant-arranging" techniques from all band members, applying fresh ideas to superb playing with great camaraderie.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Solo Guitar Volume 4-1/3 [VINYL] Chadbourne, Eugene:
Solo Guitar Volume 4-1/3 [VINYL]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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The final volume in the 4-LP set of Eugene Chadbourne's solo guitar recordings made while living in Calgary, Canada during the 70s, this 4th volume presenting four extended pieces blurring improvisation and experimental approaches to the instrument, alongside unusual percussive and sound devices, a quirky and technically amazing period of Doc Chad's incredible career.

Bennett, Ben / Zoots Houston / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Pinkie No [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Bennett, Ben / Zoots Houston / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Pinkie No [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Captured live at Chicago's Elastic Arts, the trio of Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Ben Bennett on percussion, and Zoots Houston on synthesizer, work on a nearly microscopic level as they use extended techniques and unusual synthetic timbres, transforming from abrasive and gritty to broad tonal environments, from monumental sound to moments of pin drops; fascinating.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: The Nameless City Metal Chaos Ensemble:
The Nameless City

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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One of the most prolific Evil Clown ensembles, Metal Chaos Ensemble distinguishes itself through the use of Gongs, chimes, glockenspiel, Tibetan Bowls and many other metallic sounds, with horns, compositions and narratives by multi-reedist PEK, in a rhythm-heavy fantastical journey in a septet with Moouse Traore on djempe and Mike Gruen on Azoth and Basilisk.

Wegmann, Judith: Le Souffle Du Temps II - Reflexion Wegmann, Judith:
Le Souffle Du Temps II - Reflexion

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

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Through preparations, computers, contact microphones, gongs, feedback and other tools, Swiss pianist, composer & improviser Judith Wegmann's work transform the sound of the piano into an otherworldly instrument, set against more traditional acoustic pieces of a reflective nature, together creating a conceptual set of ten pieces in a uniquely flexible approach.

Lynch, Sue / Dawid Frydryk / Dave Fowler / John Edwards: Dial Lynch, Sue / Dawid Frydryk / Dave Fowler / John Edwards:
Dial

(FMR -- UK )

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A great example of British collective free jazz captured live at Iklectic in London in 2019 for two extended and wide-ranging performances--"Dial Tone I" & II--from the quartet of Sue Lynch (Remote Viewers, The Horse Improvised Music Club), Polish trumpeter based in London Dawid Frydryk, drummer Dave Fowler (Maggie Nichols) and the ever-active John Edwards on bass.

Keune / Russell / Schneider / Lovens : Nothing Particularly Horrible (Live In Bochum '93) Keune / Russell / Schneider / Lovens :
Nothing Particularly Horrible (Live In Bochum '93)

(FMR -- UK )

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Bringing together British and German free improvisers for this 1993 concert during the Ruhr Jazz Festival, the quartet of John Russell on guitar, Hans Schneider on bass, Paul Lovens on drums & percussion, and Stefan Keune on saxophones, find their convincing collective voice from previous pairings of the improvisers, including News from the Shed & Stefan Keune Trio.

Last Dream Of The Morning (Butcher / Edwards / Sanders): Crucial Anatomy Last Dream Of The Morning (Butcher / Edwards / Sanders):
Crucial Anatomy

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The trio of British free improvisation innovators--John Butcher on saxophones, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on percussion--in their 2nd album under the "Last Dream Of The Morning" moniker after their Relative Pitch album, captured live at Cafe Oto in 2018 displaying their incredible affinity to creative freedom through technically superb playing.

Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy: The Swiftest Traveler Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy:
The Swiftest Traveler

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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An exhilarating live concert from the international trio led by Scandinavian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad, with Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, and British double bass player Barry Guy, blurring the lines between free improvisation, free jazz, and contemporary classical music in quick-witted interaction and explorative, innovative sounds and textures.

Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy: The Swiftest Traveler [VINYL] Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy:
The Swiftest Traveler [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $22.95    

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An exhilarating live concert from the international trio led by Scandinavian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad, with Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, and British double bass player Barry Guy, blurring the lines between free improvisation, free jazz, and contemporary classical music in quick-witted interaction and explorative, innovative sounds and textures.

 

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