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Svendsen, Christian Meaas : Avin Svendsen, Christian Meaas :
Avin

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Known more for his double bass work, Christian Meaas Svendsen releases a stunningly beautiful album of unusually orchestrated pop songs with an 8-piece band of Nordic improvisers and performers, a dramatic album of tension and release which, despite lyrics in Norwegian, draws all listeners in through inventive and innovative musical structures.

Svendsen, Christian Meaas : Avin [VINYL LP] Svendsen, Christian Meaas :
Avin [VINYL LP]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Known more for his double bass work, Christian Meaas Svendsen releases a stunningly beautiful album of unusually orchestrated pop songs with an 8-piece band of Nordic improvisers and performers, a dramatic album of tension and release which, despite lyrics in Norwegian, draws all listeners in through inventive and innovative musical structures.

Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod: 3 Pianos Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod:
3 Pianos

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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This trio joins 3 disparate approaches to composition and improvisation--Japanese improviser Ayumi Tanaka, Oslo composer Johan Lindvall, and ECM artist Christian Wallumrod-developing the engaging material on this album by focusing on elements like tuning, register, intervals and dynamics, for an absorbing album of compatible and concentrative playing.

Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod: 3 Pianos [VINYL LP] Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod:
3 Pianos [VINYL LP]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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This trio joins 3 disparate approaches to composition and improvisation--Japanese improviser Ayumi Tanaka, Oslo composer Johan Lindvall, and ECM artist Christian Wallumrod-developing the engaging material on this album by focusing on elements like tuning, register, intervals and dynamics, for an absorbing album of compatible and concentrative playing.

Tipple (Frode Gjerstad / Kevin Norton / David Watson): Live at Elastic Arts Tipple (Frode Gjerstad / Kevin Norton / David Watson):
Live at Elastic Arts

(FMR -- UK )

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Tipple, the trio of Frode Gjerstad on alto sax and clarinet, Kevin Norton on percussion, and David Watson on electric guitar, are captured live for an energetic and masterly concert at Elastic Arts, in Chicago, Illinois in 2015, four "Elastic" improvisations of intense interaction, from collective conversation to stunning solo statements; jaw dropping.

Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders: Live in London Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders:
Live in London

(FMR -- UK )

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Two extended examples of free improvisation from UK stalwarts, tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall, bassist John Edwards, and drummer Mark Sanders, joined by New York pianist Matthew Shipp, all captured live at Cafe Oto in 2010; set one is an unflagging example of energetic collective improv, set two more introspective yet vital and demanding; a superb concert!

Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet (Lencastre / Pinheiro / Faustino / Lencastre): Fragments of Always Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet (Lencastre / Pinheiro / Faustino / Lencastre):
Fragments of Always

(FMR -- UK )

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Portuguese alto saxophonist Jose Lencastre's Nau [ship] Quartet with Joao Lencastre on drums and two thirds of Red Trio -- Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano and Hernani Faustino on bass -- in a lyrical album of collective free improvisation informed by masterful playing that's energetic but never bombastic, a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking album.

Charuest, Yves / Agusti Fernandez / Nicolas Caloia / Peter Valsamis : Stir Charuest, Yves / Agusti Fernandez / Nicolas Caloia / Peter Valsamis :
Stir

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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The Montreal free improvising trio Still of Nicolas Caloia on bass, Peter Valsamis on drums, and Yves Charuest on saxophone is joined in the studio by visiting Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez for a superb set of detailed and energetic free jazz, 6 pieces titled "(un fold)" I - VI, making an album of first rate and exciting collective music.

Filosofer : Landet Er Gitt Oss Filosofer :
Landet Er Gitt Oss

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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An hallucinogenic and commanding blending of improvisation, song, spoken word, and tonal/timbral music from double bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen's Filosofer, creating beautiful sonic environments out of which voice and message emerge and submerge, buoyed by a string quartet (two violins and two double basses), computers, turntables, synths and samplers.

Filosofer: Landet Er Gitt Oss [VINYL] Filosofer:
Landet Er Gitt Oss [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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An hallucinogenic and commanding blending of improvisation, song, spoken word, and tonal/timbral music from double bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen's Filosofer, creating beautiful sonic environments out of which voice and message emerge and submerge, buoyed by a string quartet (two violins and two double basses), computers, turntables, synths and samplers.

d' Orion, Erick / Martin Tetreault : Avant d' Orion, Erick / Martin Tetreault :
Avant

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Montreal Musique Actuelle turntablist Martin Tetreault and sound artist Erick d' Orion created this project as a tribute to the original explorers of electronic music and musique concrete -- GRM, Stockhausen, Henry, Oram, Schaeffer, &c. -- using historic sound recordings and new sources, presenting this incredible concert live at Au Mois in Quebec.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Hans W. Koch : nostalghia Rodrigues, Ernesto / Hans W. Koch :
nostalghia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portuguese violist Ernesto Rodrigues joins with German electronic improviser Has W Koch for an album of interactive acoustics and electronics, where textures from Rodrigues' viola are fed into Koch's electronics to create new and unanticipated transformations, both patiently evolving the textures to reveal sublime minutiae and detail.

Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell: There Is No Love Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell:
There Is No Love

(Confront -- UK )

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Confront initiates their new Core Series with the text piece "There Is No Love" with David Sylvian on voice, vocal treatments and electronics, Rhodri Davies on harp, vibraphone and radio, and Mark Wastel on tam tam and percussion, a sophisticated spoken word piece of shadowy atmosphere and innuendo, leveraging approaches from experimental, improvised and composed music.

McPhee, Joe: Seattle Symphony [VINYL] McPhee, Joe:
Seattle Symphony [VINYL]

(Kye -- USA )

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Free jazz saxophone and trumpet legend Joe McPhee explains that he considers Seattle his second home, performing regularly there since 1984; in 2010, after the passing of his own heroes, trumpeter Bill Dixon and saxophonist Fred Anderson, McPhee presented this tribute there as a solo "symphony" in a remarkable, heartfelt and absolutely impressive concert.

Ayler, Albert / Don Cherry / John Tchicai / Roswell Rudd / Gary Peacock / Sonny Murray: New York Eye Ayler, Albert / Don Cherry / John Tchicai / Roswell Rudd / Gary Peacock / Sonny Murray:
New York Eye And Ear Control

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler leads the New York free improvising sextet of trumpeter Don Cherry, alto saxophonist John Tchicai, trombonist Roswell Rudd, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray through two extended jams, which were used as the soundtrack for director Michael Snow's short film "New York Eye and Ear Control".

Lavelle, Matt: Cuica In The Third House Lavelle, Matt:
Cuica In The Third House

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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The 2007 solo debut of New York free improvising trumpeter Matt Lavelle, here performing on the hybrid instruments, the Bass-Trumpinet and Bass-Clarumpet, introduced and punctuated with spoken word insight and declarations, and using overdubs on selected tracks, making for an intimate and accomplished album of modern free jazz.

Eye Contact: War Rug Eye Contact:
War Rug

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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The New York free improvising trio of Matthew Heyner (Test, Malkuth) on bass, Matt Lavelle on trumpet and clarinet and Ryan Sawyer (Tall Firs, Stars Like Fleas) on drums in the follow-up to their 2005 Utech double CD "Embracing The Tide / Making Eye Contact With God", an impressive release of expressive technique and ritualistic drive.

Trio Caveat: Compliments Of The Season Trio Caveat:
Compliments Of The Season

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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The debut album of the New York Trio Caveat of Jonathan Moritz on tenor and soprano saxophones, John McLellan on drums, and James Ilgenfritz on bass, in an unusual Christmas album taking understated and obscure approaches to tunes like "Blue Christmas" and "Dreidel", where only the attentive listener discovers the melodic and harmonic basis for each tune.

Grimal, Alexandra / Benjamin Duboc / Valentin Ceccaldi: Bambu Grimal, Alexandra / Benjamin Duboc / Valentin Ceccaldi:
Bambu

(Ayler -- France )

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An unusual and captivating work from the trio of saxophonist Alexandra Grimal, double bassist Benjaim Duboc, and cellist Valentin Ceccaldi, leading their album with tracks from "Respirer l'ombre" by Giuseppe Penone "spontaneously used without permission but with great admiration," leading to powerful and unpredictable directions in free improvisation; excellent.

Lazro, Daunik / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Didier Lasserre: Garden(s) Lazro, Daunik / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Didier Lasserre:
Garden(s)

(Ayler -- France )

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The trio of Daunik Lazro on baritone and tenor saxophone, Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet & flugelhorn and Didier Lasserre on drums, alternate jazz standards from Duke Ellington (Sophisticated Lady; Hop Head), John Coltrane (Lonnie's Lament), Albert Ayler (Angels), with original compositions and the 3-part "Garden", all in the varied traditions of jazz.

Bruckmann, Kyle Degradient: Dear Everyone [2 CDs] Bruckmann, Kyle Degradient:
Dear Everyone [2 CDs]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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West Coast oboist and english horn improviser composes a startlingly enjoyable work based on Matt Shears' book of recursive, encyclopedic poetry of the same name: 10 pieces colliding elements of skronk, spoken word, fried electroacoustic noise and dark prog within a Creative Music framework, with a core quartet of Aram Shelton, Jason Hoopes and Jordan Glenn, plus guest Weston Olencki and a large cast of readers.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Gerald Cleaver: The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 3 Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Gerald Cleaver:
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 3

(Leo -- UK )

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The 3rd part of NY/Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman's "Art of the Improv Trio" series, with Matthew Shipp on piano and Gerald Cleaver on drums, each an essential element in the interplay and subtle skills of these masterful players, with Perelman's voice exceptionally strong as he demonstrates the full range of his sax through free and melodic passage.

Nabatov, Simon Trio: Picking Order Nabatov, Simon Trio:
Picking Order

(Leo -- USA )

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Drawing from the spirit of early free jazz, pianist Simon Nabatov's new trio with Dominik Mahnig on drums and Stefan Schonegg on bass, are caught live at the LOFT in Cologne, Germany in 2015 for a superb concert of jazz that balances captivating lyrical material with exciting free passages, taking unexpected directions that constantly engage.

Belorukov, Ilia / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres: Tak Prosto Belorukov, Ilia / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres:
Tak Prosto

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two recordings from the lowercase acoustic improvising trio of Portuguese players Ernesto Rodriduges on viola and Nuno Torres on alto saxophone and objects with Saint Petersburg alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov, recording at Belorukov's Spina! label's studio, and again live at Vertikal' Gallery in Saint Petersburg in 2016.

Casserley, Lawrence / Jeffrey Morgan: Exoplanets Casserley, Lawrence / Jeffrey Morgan:
Exoplanets

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two enounters between UK electroacoustic composer and performer Lawrence Casserly on his Signal Processing Instrument and American free jazz alto saxophonist Jefrrey Morgan, recording both in the studio in Cologne, Germany in 2016, and in concert at The Loft; a rich, subtle, and detailed astronomical encounter blending stellar electronics and responsive extended playing.

Farhadian / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Kurvers / Torres: De-Col//age_ Farhadian / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Kurvers / Torres:
De-Col//age_

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An unusual improvising string quartet plus alto saxophone, Thea Farhadian (violin), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Klaus Kurvers (double bass) and Nuno Torres (alto saxophone) present the 11-part "De-col//age_", a slowly-developing work balancing unconventional approaches to their instruments with more conventional strategies.

Warble & MDuo : Ama Warble & MDuo :
Ama

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two improvising duos that share one person and joined as a trio -- Berlin musician Miako Klein on recorders -- Warble being Klein and NY/Berlin trumpeter Brad Henkel, the two exploring their instruments through close amplification; Mduo is Klein & NY/Berlin percussionist Michael Weilacher using extended techniques and strange actions.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Karine Decorne / Simon Proffitt: Way Of Walking Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Karine Decorne / Simon Proffitt:
Way Of Walking

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A lowercase meeting of strings, objects, microphones and computer between core Creative Sources members Ernesto Rodrigues on viola and Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Karne Decorne (objects) and Simon Proffitt (microphones & computer), investigating microsound in four unhurried conversations that include moments of odd interjections, tones, and timbre.

Wooley, Nate: Knknighgh (Minimal Poetry for Aram Saroyan) Wooley, Nate:
Knknighgh (Minimal Poetry for Aram Saroyan)

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Pronounced as "knife", this new project from NY trumpeter Nate Wooley brings together Chris Pitsiokos on alto sax, Brandon Lopez on bass, and Dre Hocevar on drums in a fresh take on the concepts of free jazz, using short material composed by Wooley and based on the poetry of Aram Saroyan, used in looping and repeating structures that never sound as such.

Johnson, Max: In The West Johnson, Max:
In The West

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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New York bassist Max Johnson expands his piano trio of Kris Davis on piano and Mike Pride on drums with Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar, adding an eclectic Western flavor to overall on-point, anchored and driven modern jazz of a high order, balancing lyrical playing with moments of free collective playing, in a beautiful and extraordinary album.

Mind Games (Niescier / Maroney / Ilgenfritz / Drury): Ephemera Obscura Mind Games (Niescier / Maroney / Ilgenfritz / Drury):
Ephemera Obscura

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A unconventional yet lyrical album of creative jazz from the New York quartet of Angelika Niescier on alto sax, Denman Maroney on hyperpiano, James Ilgenfritz on contrabass, and Andrew Drury on percussion, Maroney's piano preparations and Drury's objects complementing complex time signatures and intricate notated materials that yield lush, beautiful music.

LAMA + Joachim Badenhorst: Metamorphosis LAMA + Joachim Badenhorst:
Metamorphosis

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A superb example of contemporary collective improvisation crossing from acoustic improvisation into electroacoustic material from the quartet of Joachim Badenhorst on clarinets, Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Goncalo Almeida on double bass, keyboards & effects, and Greg Smith on drums & laptop, performing live at Jazzcase series Dommelhof, 2016.

Roots Magic: Last Kind Words Roots Magic:
Last Kind Words

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Deep Blues and Creative Jazz from the Italian septet Roots Magic, following up their "Hoodoo Magic" CD with another compelling album of instrumentals where the track list consists of personal renditions of Delta Blues classics (mostly Charlie Patton) played with an overtly exploratory attitude derived from the Free Jazz tradition.

Platform (Xavier Charles / Katrine Schiott / Jan Martin Gismervik / Jonas Cambien): Flux Reflux Platform (Xavier Charles / Katrine Schiott / Jan Martin Gismervik / Jonas Cambien):
Flux Reflux

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 2nd recorded outing of this Oslo based improvising quartet, comprised of 3 young Norwegian players -- Katrine Shiott (cello), Jan Martin Gismervik (drums), and Jonas Cambien (piano & keys) -- with fRench clarinetist Xavier Charles, performing subtle collective improvisation using extended techniques, eclectic percussion, and piano preparations.

Mazurek, Rob: Rome Mazurek, Rob:
Rome

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Rob Mazurek solo works are brilliant displays of honest, lyrical and emotional playing, here recording in Rome for Radio Roma, bringing the cornet to the foreground, starting with a piece only on the horn, then adding electronics, piano, and prepared piano for a set of ethereal and spiritual improvisations that are not bound by any specific genre.

Big Bold Back Bone (Marco von Orelli / Sheldon Suter / Luis Lopes: In Search Of The Emerging Species Big Bold Back Bone (Marco von Orelli / Sheldon Suter / Luis Lopes:
In Search Of The Emerging Species

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Swiss musicians, trumpeter Marco Von Orelli and drummer Sheldon Suter and their Portuguese partners, guitarist Luis Lopes and electronics artist Travassos, in an album of unconventional collective improvisation using extended techniques in a large work of evolving, subtle interactions, magnifying sound and gesture in an engrossing sonic environment.

Kokotob (Taiko Saito / Niko Meinhold / Tobias Schirmer): Flying Heart Kokotob (Taiko Saito / Niko Meinhold / Tobias Schirmer):
Flying Heart

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Japanese vibraphonist and marimba player Taiko Saito is a contemporary classical player well established in the field of improv, joined by long-time collaborator, pianist Niko Meinhold, and here expanded with Tobias Schirmer on clarinet and bass clarinet for an album that uses solid compositional foundations for lyrical and contemplative modern music.

Martins, Luis Jose: Tentos - Invencoes E Encantamentos Martins, Luis Jose:
Tentos - Invencoes E Encantamentos

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Luis Jose Martins uses classical guitar, prepared guitar, electronics, and percussion in a solo album of incredible detail and lyrical, beautiful playing of original compositions that blend his playing with modern techniques and electronics into melodic masterpieces, performed in the natural resonance of the church of the convent of S. Bento in Avis.

Rua, Vitor  and The Metaphysical Angels: Do Androids Dream of Electric Guitars? [2CDs] Rua, Vitor and The Metaphysical Angels:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Guitars? [2CDs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A central figure in the Portuguese creative music scene, from the pop group GNR to free improv in Telectu to contemporary composition, guitarist Vitor Rua presents a 2-CD album, one multi-tracking solo in complex and astonishing ways, and the 2nd playing the same scores with his group The Metaphysical Angels of top figures in the Portuguese avant jazz scene.

Vanoli, Raphael: Bibrax Vanoli, Raphael:
Bibrax

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Amsterdam guitarist Raphael Vanoli in a solo record of discovery, hiper-amplifying his guitar so that slight motions create forceful statements, where gently blowing on the strings creates dynamics and harmonics rarely explored, effected to create complex sonic compositions with unique, unusual and fascinating properties.

Rowe, Keith / Michael Pisaro: 13 Thirteen [2 CDs] Rowe, Keith / Michael Pisaro:
13 Thirteen [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )

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A collaboration between composer Michael Pisaro and AMM guitarist/improviser Keith Rowe, with each bringing scores which they improvised over, creating 13 discrete sections including samples from Shostakovich's 13th String Quartet, balancing activity, space and silence in patient ways that only two such experienced composer/improvisers could.

Alvear, Cristian / Seijiro Murayama: Karoujite Alvear, Cristian / Seijiro Murayama:
Karoujite

(Potlatch -- France )

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"Karoujite" is a Japanese term translating to scarcely, describing the minimalist attitude that Chilean guitarist Cristian Alvear and Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama approach this hybrid of composed and improvised music, using a focus of repetitive structures with slight variation to create a hypnotic and entrancing set of music.

Scotch Of St James, The: Live at Amplify 2004 Scotch Of St James, The:
Live at Amplify 2004

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Tim Barnes on snare drum and amplification and Mark Wastell on amplified textures, tuned metal, making small, mostly unidentifiable sounds with a Cage-style open flair.

Scarassatti / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Torres: Amoa Hi Scarassatti / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Torres:
Amoa Hi

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Titled for the Amazonas Indians, Brazilian sound sculptor Marco Scarassatti performs on his self-made instrument the Kraiser in a quartet with Creative Sources regulars Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, and Nuno Torres for a dream-like set of improvisations named with indigenous expressions, blending neoprimitivism with creative acoustic improvisation.

Lunar Error: Selene Lunar Error:
Selene

(BeCoq -- France )

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A rich and building improvisation from this French 10 piece ensemble, using 4 reeds, piano, zither, gangsa gantung, Indian harmonium, harmonium, mixing desk, contact microphones, banjo, objects, electric & acoustic guitars, effects, gong and drums to create a expansive audio universe that owes its sound to free improvisation and Ligeti.

Lopes, Luis / Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Pinneaple Circumstance Lopes, Luis / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
The Pinneaple Circumstance

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portuguese electric guitarist Luis Lopes met Chicago free improvising cellist and electronic artist Fred Lonberg-Holm in the studio in Lisbon to record these five improvisations, both using innovative approaches to effect processing to expand their sound into unusual sonic environments, balancing beauty and abrasive sound.

Kerbaj, Mazen / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Carlos Santos / Sharif Sehnaoui : Blue Rai Kerbaj, Mazen / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Carlos Santos / Sharif Sehnaoui :
Blue Rain

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Three foreboding tracks of aggressive and open improvisation from long-time collaborators Lebanese trumpet player Mazen Kerbaj and guitarist Sharif Sehnaoui in a quintet with Creative Sources labelmates Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Carlos Santos on electronics; a confrontational, at times frightening world of sound; gripping.

IKB : Dracaena Draco [2 CDs] IKB :
Dracaena Draco [2 CDs]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two CDs representing two extended improvisations of the IKB Ensemble with slightly different personnel, with each ensemble slowly unfolding an amazingly textured work of acoustics and electronics with strong intent and incredible technique, balanced by close listening and attention to detail; an excellent 21st century improvisation orchestra captured live.

Brand, Ulrike / Olaf Rupp: Shadowscores Brand, Ulrike / Olaf Rupp:
Shadowscores

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An unlikely pairing, cellist Ulrike Brand is best known for her work with John Cage and Giacinto Scelsi, while Olaf Rupp is a regular contributor in a variety of setting in the European Free Improv scene; here they join for an album of free improvisation, finding shared and gripping language in creative and uncommon approaches to their strings.

Backer, Andreas: Voice Improvisations Backer, Andreas:
Voice Improvisations

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Norwegian / Swedish vocalist Andreas Backer in an album of impressive solo voice improvisations, applying stunning vocal techniques to generally non-articulate pieces, using his voice in astonishing, frightening, funny and simply bizarre ways over a diverse set of compositions, mostly acoustic, except on "Voicetronics"; weird and wonderful.

Dimitriadis, Yorgos : Kopfkino Dimitriadis, Yorgos :
Kopfkino

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An extended improvisation (the title meaning "film in your head") from Berlin drummer Yorgos Dimitriadis, a founding member of GRIX, GLUE and FABRIC trio, here in his first solo release, driving a small drum kit played conventionally and a hand-held microphone into remarkable sonic territory, in both meditative and rapidly rhythmic sections.

Lerman, Ayelet : 7 Steps Lerman, Ayelet :
7 Steps

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Violist, performance, installation and sound artist Ayelet Lerman presents a meditative voyage through silence on solo viola, a sinuous and fascinating journey pairing melody and unusual harmonic strategies, with Kadima label leader Jean Claude Jones joining on double bass, one of the last sessions that he played on that instrument.

Melford, Myra Trio: Alive In The House Of Saints, Part 1 Melford, Myra Trio:
Alive In The House Of Saints, Part 1

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Myra Melford's original trio with Reggie Nicholson on drums and Lindsey Horner, her first in a long career of tremendous collaboration, presents a superb example of melodic playing balancing free and traditional structures with effusive joy and profound skill, captured live at Der Club, in Heiligenhaus, Germany in 1993.

Blake, Ran: Something To Live For Blake, Ran:
Something To Live For

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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A collection of standards, covers, and Blake originals recorded at WGBH Studio in Boston in 1998, half of the album solo piano, half in duos with guitarist David Fabris and clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio; a wonderfully paced album showing the distinctive approach Blake brings to jazz by merging elements of compositional, gospel, folk, blues and more.

Kaplan, Noah Quartet: Cluster Swerve Kaplan, Noah Quartet:
Cluster Swerve

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Soprano & tenor saxophonist Noah Kaplan leads a quartet with Joe Morris on guitar, Giacomo Merega on electric bass, and Jason Nazary on drums, performing Kaplan original compositions and Johnny Green's "Body and Soul", taking melodic material and stretching it in unconventional and often microtonal ways; sophisticated and forward-thinking jazz.

Ware, David S. Trio: Live in New York, 2010 [2 CDs] Ware, David S. Trio:
Live in New York, 2010 [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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A tremendous one-night engagement by late saxophone colossus David S. Ware and his latter day Trio with William Parker on bass and Warren Smith on drums, in an intimate club setting at Blue Note in New York City on October 4, 2010, the last time this trio came together, the previous an electrifying set at Vision Festival in June of 2015.

Parker, William Quartets: Meditation / Resurrection [2 CDs] Parker, William Quartets:
Meditation / Resurrection [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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New compositions from bassist William Parker, two CDs with the first performed by the William Parker Quartet of Hamid Drake on drums, Rob Brown on sax, and Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson on trumpet, the second with his In Order to Survive quartet with Brown, Drake, and Coooper-Moore on piano; a tremendous album of beautiful melodies and infectious rhythms.

Baczkowski, Steve / Chris Corsano / Paul Flaherty: The Dull Blade [VINYL] Baczkowski, Steve / Chris Corsano / Paul Flaherty:
The Dull Blade [VINYL]

(FEEDING TUBE RECORDS -- USA )

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A decade after their last album "Dim Bulb", "The Dull Blade" follows up with the trio of Chris Corsano on drums and duel saxophonist Steve Baczkowski and Paul Flaherty, recorded live in the studio at New Haven, Connecticut's Firehouse 12, an incredible album of fiery and ferocious playing with an outsider jazz attitude; brilliant.

Sick Boss (Schmidt / Meger / Peggy Lee / JP Carter / Naylor / Page): Sick Boss Sick Boss (Schmidt / Meger / Peggy Lee / JP Carter / Naylor / Page):
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A richly refined and sophisticated album drawing on improvisation, experimenation and rock elements from the collaborative Vancouver ensemble Sick Boss of core members guitarist Cole Schmidt, bassist James Meger and drummer Daniel Gaucher, with guests including guitarist Tony Wilson, cellist Peggy Lee, trumpeter JP Carter, synth player Tyson Naylor, &c. &c.

Samworth, Ron (Samworth / Adler / JP Carter / Naylor / Peggy Lee / James Meger): Dogs Do Dream Samworth, Ron (Samworth / Adler / JP Carter / Naylor / Peggy Lee / James Meger):
Dogs Do Dream

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Presented at the Vancouver International Improvisation Festival and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, guitarist Ron Samworth's conceptual work explores the life and dreams of a dog, with narration from Barbara Adler and an incredible ensemble including cellist Peggy, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, trumpeter JP Carter, drummer Dylan van der Schyff, etc.



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