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Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Joe Hertenstein: Scalene Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Joe Hertenstein:
Scalene

(Leo -- UK )

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Scalene describes a triangle having sides unequal in length, but there's nothing uneven in the back and forth from the NY trio of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman, pianist Matthew Shipp, and new to Perelman & Shipp's many collaborations, drummer Joe Herteinstein, in a 10-part studio recording of energetic spontaneous improvisation with a strong lyrical center.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Jeff Cosgrove: Live In Baltimore Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Jeff Cosgrove:
Live In Baltimore

(Leo -- UK )

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A rare live album from Brazilian-born/NY-based saxophonist Ivo Perelman, performing live at An Die Musik in Baltimore in 2017 in a trio with pianist Matthew Shipp and new drummer Jeff Cosgrove, for a single epic improvisation that takes the listener on an adventure from lyrical to energetic free jazz, all three players unhurried and absolutely focused.

Domeniconi / Schlegel / Suter  : Quince Dreams Domeniconi / Schlegel / Suter :
Quince Dreams

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Three versatile improvisers with pedigrees including Christian Weber, Christian Wolfarth, Objets Trouves, Big Bold Back Bone, &c, the Swiss trio of Roberto Domeniconi on piano, Jan Schlegel on electric bass, and Sheldon Suter on drums use unusual and extended techniques integrated within free improv in this coproduction with RSI Rete Due Radiotelevision, Switzerland.

Suspensao: Physis Suspensao:
Physis

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The third album on Creative Sources for this 10-piece ensemble with 5 string players, piano, sax, trombone, electronics and percussion, freely improvising in an extended work themed for the Greek theological, philosophical, and scientific term typically translated as nature or physics, in a rich tapestry of meticulous detail and profoundly subtle communication.

Animals & Giraffes (Greenlief / la Rocco / Leidecker): Landlocked Beach Animals & Giraffes (Greenlief / la Rocco / Leidecker):
Landlocked Beach

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A fascinating work of spoken word and free improvisation from writer Claudia La Rocco and the duo of Phillip Greenlief on sax and Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker) on electronics and live sampling, La Rocco's unexpected text of the mundane and the fantastic repeated, manipulated and mangled, bringing the words in and out of focus as the music and sonic environment.

Nabatov, Simon / Max Johnson / Michael Sarin: Free Reservoir Nabatov, Simon / Max Johnson / Michael Sarin:
Free Reservoir

(Leo -- UK )

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An exciting and forceful album of free jazz from the trio of pianist Simon Nabatov, bassist Max Johnson and drummer Michael Sarin, recording in the studio in New York City with each player propelling themselves in dynamic, inventive collective free playing with an experimental bent, but never departing from the traditions of identifiable jazz music; recommended!

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Bobby Kapp: Heptagon Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Bobby Kapp:
Heptagon

(Leo -- UK )

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Releasing albums at a furious pace, Brazilian/NY saxophonist Ivo Perelman continues his collaborations with some of New York's finest players, here in a quartet with Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass and Bobby Kapp on drums, in the appropriately titled 7-part "Heptagon" of lyrical free improvisation of great intensity and dialog.

Camarasa / Mahler: TbPn Camarasa / Mahler:
TbPn

(Gigantonium -- France )

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Recorded in concert during "Culture with a Big Q" in Toulouse, France in 2017, the duo of Xavier Camarasa on piano/prepared piano and Matthias Mahler on trombone, take Camarasa's compositions and arrange them to alternate between melodic free sections and contemporary abstract passages using extended techniques, heard in this captivating and versatile performance.

Janinet, Clement: O.U.R.S. Janinet, Clement:
O.U.R.S.

(Gigantonium -- France )

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French violinist Clement Janinet composes music for quartet inspired by the lyricism of the free jazz melodies of the 60s (Ornette Coleman, Phoraoh Sanders, &c.) and the timbral and rhythmic textures of repetitive music (Steve Reich, Philip Glass, John Adams, &c) in several quartet configurations including bass clarinet, tenor sax, bass, drums, guitrar, and cello.

Kaiser, Henry / Ed Pettersen: We Call All Times Soon Kaiser, Henry / Ed Pettersen:
We Call All Times Soon

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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A series of acoustic guitar duos between Henry Kaiser playing on an 18-string harp guitar, and Ed Pettersen, playing an 8-string Weissenborn guitar, freely improvised and with a psychedelic/cosmic impulse as the two draw on elements of Americana and roots-based folk music in four extended recordings, the camaraderie and mutual intent evident in this fascinating album.

IKB: Rhinocerus IKB:
Rhinocerus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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One of Portugal's most interesting large scale lowercase ensembles led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, with frequent Creative Sources collaborators including Nuno Torres on alto sax, Carlos Santos on electronics, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Miguel Mira on bass, 14 musicians move with subtlety in a tapestry of electroacoustic resonance and mystique.

Jordan, Kidd / Alvin Fielder / Joel Futterman / Steve Swell: Masters Of Improvisation Jordan, Kidd / Alvin Fielder / Joel Futterman / Steve Swell:
Masters Of Improvisation

(Valid -- USA )

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The New Orleans bass-less free jazz trio of tenor saxophonist Kidd Jordan, drummer Alvin Fielder and pianist Joel Futterman are joined by New York trombonist Steve Swell for a concert at the Old US Mint for an absolutely superlative recording of lyrical and expansive collective improvisation, each player urging the other on as they create instant epics of modern jazz.

Mahall, Rudi / Alexander von Schlippenbach: So Far Mahall, Rudi / Alexander von Schlippenbach:
So Far

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and clarinetist Rudi Mahall have been exploring the music of jazz and free improvisation for decades in their own bands or together in Globe Unity Orchestra; here they are heard in their essential element as a duo, pushing their music in rapid runs and elegant and emotional moments with imposing technique and authoritative confidence.

Nauseef, Mark: All In All In all Nauseef, Mark:
All In All In all

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Influenced by rock, jazz, Javanese and Balinese gamelan, NY drummer Mark Nauseef's career has embraced an inclusive blending of styles, heard in this fantastic new album embracing compositional and ea styles, recorded with previous collaborators including Tony Oxley, Bill Laswell, Walter Quintus, along with Sylvie Courvoisier, Pat Thomas, Miroslav Tadic, & Arthur Jarvinen.

Duo Baars Henneman & Dave Burrell: Trandans Duo Baars Henneman & Dave Burrell:
Trandans

(Wig -- The Netherlands )

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A concert of sophisticated and introspective improvisation from the long-running duo of multi-reedist Ab Baars performing on tenor sax, clarinet & shakuhacih, and viola player Ig Henneman, who invited NY pianist Dave Burrell to join them at a concert at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam for a sublime series of unhurried, delicate and reflective improvisations.

Duo Baars-Henneman: Canzoni di Primavera Duo Baars-Henneman:
Canzoni di Primavera

(Wig -- Netherlands )

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After their album "Autumn Songs" the Dutch improvising duo of Ab Baars on tenor sax, clarinet and shakuhachi and Ig Henneman on viola, celebrate the music of spring in "Canzoni di Primavera" (Songs of Spring) in 10 vivacious works blending free jazz and chamber music, with subtle use of timbre, dissonance and melody in pieces inspired by poets, composers and artists.

Baars, Ab: Solo: And She Speaks | A Collection Of Ballads Baars, Ab:
Solo: And She Speaks | A Collection Of Ballads

(Wig -- Netherlands )

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Internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music performed, Dutch multi-wind player Ab Baars presents a studio album of solo playing on the clarinet, saxophone, and shakuhachi, inspired by and focusing on the traditions of ballads from great saxophonists, with improvisations colored by songs like "Naima", "Body and Soul", "Solitude", &c.

Bear Brother (Skorpen / Skeidsvoll / Skeidsvoll / Bjorgo / Mellem): Bear Brother Bear Brother (Skorpen / Skeidsvoll / Skeidsvoll / Bjorgo / Mellem):
Bear Brother

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Bear Brother is a young quintet that plays energetic and melodious free jazz with references to both American and European improvisational music, comprised of Erling Skorpen on trumpet, Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Isach Skeidsvoll on piano, Hakon Norby Bjorgo on bass, and Martin Mellem on drums, with each band member contributing compositions.

Luchese / Kaptra: 777+2 Per Aspera ad Astra Luchese / Kaptra:
777+2 Per Aspera ad Astra

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Visual artists Maria Lucchese is also a multi-instrumentalist and voice performer based in Berlin, working with Gio Kaptra, a filmmaker, visual artist and scientist based in Urbino, take their listeners on a 7 part cosmic exploration using tibetan bells, theremin, voice, modular synth, breath and sound processing, the title translating to "through hardships to the stars".

Rova Saxophone Quartet: In Transverse Time Rova Saxophone Quartet:
In Transverse Time

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Celebrating 40 years as a performing ensemble, the West Coast saxophone quartet ROVA of Bruce Ackley on soprano saxophone, Steve Adams on alto & sopranino saxophones, Jon Raskin on baritone saxophone, and Larry Ochs on tenor saxophone, reworked compositions from all members transversing their past 34 years, in an absolutely impressive and diverse album.

Bailey, Derek: Lot 74 [VINYL] Bailey, Derek:
Lot 74 [VINYL]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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An impressive vinyl reissue of guitarist Derek Bailey, one of the most unique and influential free improvisers, in his 1974 solo recording on the Incus label, with Bailey playing on two amps and two volume pedals, a veritable duo split in the stereo field with occasional banter and observations, as he blends abstract and lyrical approaches on guitar in amazing ways.

Bailey, Derek / Tristan Honsinger: Duo [VINYL] Bailey, Derek / Tristan Honsinger:
Duo [VINYL]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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A proper reissue of the 1976 Incus album from guitarist Derek Bailey and cellist Tristan Honsinger, primarily from a live concert at at Verity's Place in London on February 7, 1976, with two unusual studio recordings punctuating the album, an early example of their long history of collaboration and a great example of their intense, joyful, and truly free improvisation together.

Kaiser, Henry : Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets Kaiser, Henry :
Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets

(Fractal Music -- Canada )

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Drawn from decades of work, guitarist Henry Kaiser collects an astonishingly diverse set of recordings of duos with fellow guitarists Derek Bailey, Debashish Bhattacharaya, Fred Frith, Knut Reiersrud, Sandy Ewen, Chris Muir, Ian Brighton, Nels Cline, Jim O'Rourke, Elliott Sharp, Eugene Chadbourne, Davey Williams, Roberto Zorzi, Bill Frisell, and John Russell.

Acre (Baron / Boschi / Bonini): Unexpected Variations Acre (Baron / Boschi / Bonini):
Unexpected Variations

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Italian Acre trio of Ermanno Baron on drums & objects, Ginomaria Boschi on guitar & effects, and Marco 'uBiK' Bonini on laptop, tapes, theremin, in a five-part improvised work using a "free game" methodology to promote new modulations and configurations in organic and synthetic sounds and timbre, make each player subsume into their collective sound.

Flower-Corsano Duo: The Radiant Mirror Flower-Corsano Duo:
The Radiant Mirror

(Textile Records -- USA )

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The first of three albums from the duo of shahi baaja (Japanese electric dulcimer/harp) and banjo player Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra) and drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano, the excitement and thrill of their raucous yet controlled improvisations exploding through three tracks of "Earth", "Wind", and "Fire", a joyful and spectacular album!

Charles, Xavier / Alma Fury / Otomo Yoshihide / Otani Yasuhiro: High Tones For Winter Fashion Charles, Xavier / Alma Fury / Otomo Yoshihide / Otani Yasuhiro:
High Tones For Winter Fashion

(Textile Records -- France )

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A series of collaborations between French and Japanese established improvisers, with Otani Yashuiro and Otomo Yoshihide on computer, turntable and electronics, the duo Alma Fury of Claude Besnard and Vonick Moccoli on synth and samplers, and Xavier Charles on radio, electronics and objects, presenting several short tracks and a live performance in Bourges.

Masahiko, Togashi Quartet (w / Yoshizawa / Takagi /Takayanagi): We Now Create: Music For Strings, Wi Masahiko, Togashi Quartet (w / Yoshizawa / Takagi /Takayanagi):
We Now Create: Music For Strings, Winds And Percussions

(Monkey Dog -- E.U. )

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An excellent debut from drummer/percussionist Masahiko Togashi's Quartet released in 1969, a remarkable free jazz album of strong technical and creative skills, with Motoharu Yoshizawa on bass and cello, Mototeru Takagi on sax and reeds, and Masayuki Takayanagi on guitar, an important advance for the players who would go on to form influential bands like New Directions.

Yonezawa, Megumi / Masa Kamaguchi / Ken Kobayashi: Boundary Yonezawa, Megumi / Masa Kamaguchi / Ken Kobayashi:
Boundary

(ESP -- USA )

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New York-based Japanese pianist Megumi Yonezawa and drummer Ken Kobayashi and Madrid-based Japanese bassist Masa Kamaguchi in a collective trio of free jazz with strong lyrical tendencies and a love of the jazz tradition, a band experienced from live performance and clearly sharing a common language in seemingly effortless group dialog.

Lemer, Peter Quintet: Local Colour [VINYL] Lemer, Peter Quintet:
Local Colour [VINYL]

(ESP -- USA )

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Originally released in 1968, British pianist Peter Lemer's sole album as a leader is a quintet record of seminal free jazz players--George Khan on tenor sax, John Surman on reeds, Tony Reeves on bass, and John Hiseman on drums--all influenced and involved in both free jazz and jazz fusion like Gilgamesh, Colosseum, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, &c.

Creta: Creta [VINYL] Creta:
Creta [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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Massimo Pupillo (ZU, Laniakea), electronic artist Luciano Lamanna and string instrument virtuoso Roberto Zanisi combine to form Creta, creating sonic works that blend sci-fi ambient atmospheres with dark bass pulses and languid Mediterranean string instruments, an unusual yet surprisingly complementary set of approaches yielding a darkly lyrical album.

Gjerstad, Frode  Trio + Steve Swell: Bop Stop Gjerstad, Frode Trio + Steve Swell:
Bop Stop

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The indefatigable Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad invites trombonist Steve Swell, with whom he collaborated in 2011 on the live album "At Constellation", to join his trio with Jon Rune Strom on double bass and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, at Cleveland's Bop stop during their 2017 tour, recording this impressive concert of exemplary collective free jazz.

Delbecq, Benoit 4 (w / Turner / Hebert / Cleaver): Spots On Stripes Delbecq, Benoit 4 (w / Turner / Hebert / Cleaver):
Spots On Stripes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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French pianist Benoit Delbecq brings together frequent collaborators from New York--Mark Turner on tenor saxophone and drummer Gerald Cleaver--and from Paris--Delbecq himself and double bassist John Hebert--for an album of refined and inventive contemporary jazz, the work of masterful players with years of experience and collaborations dating back to 2003.

Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen): We Must Mustn't We Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen):
We Must Mustn't We

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Leveraging influences in improvisation and contemporary compositional music, Belgian/Oslo pianist Jonas Cambien, a member of Simiskina and Platform, extends his own trio of saxophonist Andre Rolighete and drummer Andreas Wildhagen with trumpeter Torstein Lavik Larsen on 2 tracks, as they balance jazz, avant, free improv and other hybrid forms in a compellingly creative album.

Serpa, Sara (w / Laubrock / Fiedlander): Close Up Serpa, Sara (w / Laubrock / Fiedlander):
Close Up

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Lisbon, Portugal native, singer and composer Sara Serpa in a trio with saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and cellist Erik Friedlander, recording live at Pete's House, in Brooklyn, for an album of unusual and creative vocals inspired by experimentation and changing identities, bringing a unique approach to improvised voice, here in the company of accomplished players.

Salamon, Samo / Tony Malaby / Roberto Dani: Traveling Moving Breathing Salamon, Samo / Tony Malaby / Roberto Dani:
Traveling Moving Breathing

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A peer of Tim Berne, David Binney, Sabir Mateen, Mark Helias, &c., Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon presents an album of original compositions and one collective improvisation from his ever-changing Bassless Trio, here with drummer Roberto Dani and saxophonist Tony Malaby on tenor and soprano, in an introspective album of profound technique and lyrical playing.

Piet, Matt & His Disorganization (w / Berman / Mazzarella / Daisy): Rummage Out Piet, Matt & His Disorganization (w / Berman / Mazzarella / Daisy):
Rummage Out

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A young and fresh voice in the creative Chicago improv scene, pianist and composer Matt Piet, who leads his own trio and the band Four Letter Words, and one third of Rempis/Piet/Daisy, introduces a new quartet with saxophonist Nick Mazzarella, cornet player Josh Berman, and drummer Tim Daisy, a superb example of the energetic and active Chicago scene.

Risberg, Mattias : Stamps Risberg, Mattias :
Stamps

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Swedish pianist Mattias Risberg demonstrates the passion he dedicates to vintage instruments like mellotron, Hammond organ, analog synthesizers, clavichord and pipe organs, here in a solo album of piano, with some light preparations, and the pedals of a Moog Taurus, in an inventive album of improvisations inspired by the vivid images of postage stamps.

Turbamulta (Raon / Sao / Ferreira / Martins / Aroso): Turbamulta Turbamulta (Raon / Sao / Ferreira / Martins / Aroso):
Turbamulta

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With orchestration of harp, daxophone, idiophones, piano, cello, guitar, percussion, sampling & electronics, the Portuguese quintet Turbamulta (roughly translates to "rowdy mob", though clearly a very sophisticated mob) was born from the band Powertrio of Eduardo Raon, Joana Sa and Luis Martins, expanded to blend compositional, EA and improv approaches into something unique and beautiful.

Amberg, Elio / Christoph Baumann: Life In A Pond Amberg, Elio / Christoph Baumann:
Life In A Pond

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Nine freely improvised introspections as "enlightening spots on different forms of life in a rather muddy environment" from Lucerne, Switzerland based tenor saxophonist Elio Amberg and pianist Christoph Baumann, wonderful miniatures of great style and skill, a diverse exploration of their fictional pond that's quite spellbinding and exciting.

Mitchell, Roscoe / Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra: Ride The Wind Mitchell, Roscoe / Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra:
Ride The Wind

(NESSA -- USA )

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Reedist and composer Roscoe Mitchell in a collaboration with the Montreal - Toronto Art Orchestra, an extraordinary group of improvising musicians comprised of 6 woodwinds, piano, vibraphone, tuba, 2 each of trumpet, trombone, viola, string bass and drums plus Mitchell on sopranino saxophone, a profoundly elaborate and absorbing work for a large improvising ensemble.

Blaser, Samuel / Gerry Hemingway: Oostum [VINYL] Blaser, Samuel / Gerry Hemingway:
Oostum [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A fantastic album of free improvisation between two creative and versatile players captured live at Kerkje van Oostum, Groningen, The Netherlands in 2015--percussionist Gerry Hemingway and trombonist Samuel Blaser--both using immense talent and unorthodox approaches to their instruments as they shift from unexpected atmospheres to lyrical richness.

Phillips, Barre / Motoharu Yoshizawa: Oh My, Those Boys! Phillips, Barre / Motoharu Yoshizawa:
Oh My, Those Boys!

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Two bass players--European free improv legend Barre Phillips and Japanese master Motoharu Yoshizawa--met at Cafe Amores in Yamaguchi, Japan in 1994, with Phillips on an amplified acoustic upright and Yoshizawa using an electric vertical 5-string bass of his own design, as the two weave and merge their unique sounds and approaches in a brilliant concert.

Phillips, Barre / Motoharu Yoshizawa: Oh My, Those Boys! [VINYL] Phillips, Barre / Motoharu Yoshizawa:
Oh My, Those Boys! [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Two bass players--European free improv legend Barre Phillips and Japanese master Motoharu Yoshizawa--met at Cafe Amores in Yamaguchi, Japan in 1994, with Phillips on an amplified acoustic upright and Yoshizawa using an electric vertical 5-string bass of his own design, as the two weave and merge their unique sounds and approaches in a brilliant concert.

Bailey, Derek & Company: Klinker [2 CDs] Bailey, Derek & Company:
Klinker [2 CDs]

(Confront -- UK )

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Derek Bailey's Company in recordings from 2000 at The Klinker in London, with four performers--Bailey on guitar, Simon H. Fell on double bass, Mark Wastell on violincello, and Will Gaines tap dancing--the concert presenting various permutations of these musicians improvising, with narrations from Bailey, Fell, Wastell and Gaines punctuating the recordings.

Blume, Martin / Tobias Delius / Achim Kaufmann / Dieter Manderscheid: Frames & Terrains [VINYL] Blume, Martin / Tobias Delius / Achim Kaufmann / Dieter Manderscheid:
Frames & Terrains [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A great example of collective free improvisation from the quartet of drummer/percussionist Martin Blue, tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Tobias Delius, pianist Achim Kaufmann, and double bassist Dieter Manderscheid, performing live at the LOFT in Cologne, Germnay in 2016 for two extended intricate, melodic, and commanding performances of expressive and passionate free jazz.

Morgan, Paul Khimasia : peoplegrowold Morgan, Paul Khimasia :
peoplegrowold

(Confront -- UK )

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Paul Khimasia Morgan is a British guitarist and sound artist who performs on a prepared acoustic guitar body and zither, using objects and electronics to create works of tones, interventions and transitions, here in four rich pieces of well-chosen sound delivered with patient pacing, keeping each piece active while exploring the potential of his instruments and devices.

Salis, Giacomo / Paolo Sanna: Humyth Salis, Giacomo / Paolo Sanna:
Humyth

(Confront -- UK )

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Creative uses of percussion from Italian drummers Giacomo Salis and Paolo Sanna, who explore gesture, movement, listening, and the investigation of natural materials and found objects, in five studio tracks that present the results of their research in both rhythmic sections and sections of abstract sound, honed from concerts, studio albums, and a collaboration with Jeph Jerman.

Zek, Ame: First Bow Zek, Ame:
First Bow

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Croatian guitarist and electroacoustic musician Ame Zek in an album of electroacoustic improvisation using prepared guitars, acoustic percussions, self made objects, contact microphones, analog modular synthesizer, amplified feedback speakers, magnetic field microphones and digital midi machines; an album of raw, raspy, dark and dissonant sound.

Weston, Grant Calvin : Improv Messenger [CD + DOWNLOAD] Weston, Grant Calvin :
Improv Messenger [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Performing on drums, trumpet, guitar, bass, moog bass, and keyboards, Philadelphia born and West Coast drummer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Calvin Weston, a member of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Band, presents an album or fierce drumming and powerful electronic sources balanced with beautifully paced sonic environments, 16 tracks of diverse and gripping music.

Minton, Phil / Roger Turner: Scraps Of Heard Minton, Phil / Roger Turner:
Scraps Of Heard

(Confront -- UK )

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London Free Improv Scene long-standing members, vocalist Phil Minton and drummer/percussionist Roger Turner's first album together, "Ammo", was released in 1984; the two have continued to record together, and this live recording from 2016 in Hanover, Germany shows the two continuing to create distinctly bizarre and wonderfully personal dialog unlike any other.

IKB: Apteryx Mantelli IKB:
Apteryx Mantelli

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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IKB continue their series of albums graced with taxonomic latin names for animals, here with the North Island brown kiwi bird, as the string- and wind-heavy electroacoustic ensemble led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues present this extended improvisation of subtle motion and understated complexity live at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2017.

Hwan, Kang Tae : Live at Cafe Amores Hwan, Kang Tae :
Live at Cafe Amores

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Korean free saxophonist Kang Tae Hwan recorded this album of sincere and satisfying solo improvisations in 1995 at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan, two decades after forming his first free jazz trio of experimental improvisations, demonstrating powerful technical skills and a unique voice on the sax; a long-overdue distillation of his music.

Hwan, Kang Tae: Live at Cafe Amores [VINYL] Hwan, Kang Tae:
Live at Cafe Amores [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Korean free saxophonist Kang Tae Hwan recorded this album of sincere and satisfying solo improvisations in 1995 at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan, two decades after forming his first free jazz trio of experimental improvisations, demonstrating powerful technical skills and a unique voice on the sax; a long-overdue distillation of his music.

Loxbo, Finn / Erik Blennow Calalv : Snow Country Loxbo, Finn / Erik Blennow Calalv :
Snow Country

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A duo between Swedish guitarist Finn Loxbo (Fire! Orchestra) and bass clarinetist Erik Blennow Calalv, in a low-key, moody and tranquil album of improvisations with titles implying their unhurried approach to their dialog--"Clouds", "Moving, Dancing", and "Ryoanji"-- making a beautiful album of nearly ambient but decidedly determined music.

Maguire, Phil  / James L. Malone: Working Title Maguire, Phil / James L. Malone:
Working Title

(Confront -- UK )

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Phil Maguire (Verz label) exchanges abstract electronics from a variety of lo-fi devices with glitch and aberrant guitarist James L. Malone, a London improviser who has worked with Eddie Prevost, Phil Durrant, Steve Beresford and Adam Bohman, as the two trade strange sonic disruptions, avoiding pandemonium, instead using noise in pointed discourse.

Shipp, Matthew Quartet: Sonic Fiction Shipp, Matthew Quartet:
Sonic Fiction

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Focusing on sound, warmth and exploration, pianist Matthew Shipp leads his quartet with saxophonist and clarinetist Mat Walerian, bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Whit Dickey through 10 tracks that explore a diverse set of moods and styles, allowing each player room for expressive solos, while never leaving the jazz and blues behind in this beautifully paced album.

Shipp, Matthew: Zer0 <i>aka Zero</i> [2 CDs] Shipp, Matthew:
Zer0 aka Zero [2 CDs]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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New York pianist Shipp extends his infrequent solo career with this set of eleven solid studio recordings, taking us into the inner working of the influential pianist's approach to improvisation through lyrical, structured, enigmatic and unusual approaches to the keyboard; the first CD pressings include an hour talk "On Nothingness" that Shipp gave at The Stone.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Daichi Yoshikawa: Intervivos [VINYL] Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Daichi Yoshikawa:
Intervivos [VINYL]

(Empty Editions -- Germany )

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Recording at Empty Gallery in Hong Kong during a week residency, the duo Jean-Luc Guionnet (Ames Room) on saxophone and Daichi Yoshikawa (Eddie Prevost) using self-developed feedback of speakers, contact microphones & found objects, create intense yet constrained improvisations of impressive control, technique and exotic soundscape.

Eastley, Max / Steve Beresford / Paul Burwell / David Toop: Whirled Music [VINYL] Eastley, Max / Steve Beresford / Paul Burwell / David Toop:
Whirled Music [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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Remastering a singular album of joyfully disruptive free improv recorded in England in 1979 at Ikon Gallery from the quartet of Max Eastley, Steve Beresford, Paul Burwell, and David Toop, their goal: to create music from instruments and objects that would be whirled to produce sound, performed behind a net and played with masks to protect the performers and audience.

Bistre (Muller /  Rodrigues / Wong): As We Read Along... Bistre (Muller / Rodrigues / Wong):
As We Read Along...

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A trio of free improvisers recording five detailed and subdued dialogs in the studio, from trombonist Matthias Muller (Splitter Orchester), cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, and guitarist Eric Wong, collective improvisation guided by long pointillistic passages that converge into lyrical focal points, a profound example of concentrative discourse.

Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra: Sun Embassy [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD] Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra:
Sun Embassy [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

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Recordings from Sun Studios made between 1968-1969 with Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra including Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Daddy Davis, Ray Thompson, Danny Davis, &c. in nine tracks, six of which have never been heard before in any form, plus remasters on 1950s classics "Sunology" and "Ancient Aiethiopia", plus an early rendition of "Why Go To The Moon".

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

(Art Yard -- USA )

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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, with Sun Ra on piano, electric piano and organ, the Arkestra propelled by the drumming of Luqman Ali over a full band with Craig Harris, Michael Ray, Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny Ray Thompson, &c &c.

Kretzmer's, Yoni New Dilemma (Kretzmer / Loriot / Hoffamn / Sinton / Niggenkemper / Van Hemmen): Mon Kretzmer's, Yoni New Dilemma (Kretzmer / Loriot / Hoffamn / Sinton / Niggenkemper / Van Hemmen):
Months, Weeks and Days [2 CDs]

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

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The 2nd album for NY-based saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer's Chamber-Improv ensemble New Dilemma with Frantz Loriot (viola), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Josh Sinton (bass clarinet), Pascal Niggenkemper (double bass) and Flin Van Hemmen (drums), investigating "the intricacies differentiating and combining the written and the improvised continue with further depth and chance".

Kirchner, Quin: The Other Side Of Time [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD] Kirchner, Quin:
The Other Side Of Time [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Known as a superlative sideman, Chicago drummer/percussionist Quin Kirchner's debut as a leader brings together trombonist Nick Broste, bass clarinetist Jason Stein, saxophonist Nate Lepine, pianist Ben Boye and bassist Matt Ulery for an excellent album of spiritual free playing with compositions from Sun Ra, Andrew Hill, Charles Mingus, Paul Motian, Phil Cohran, &c.

Hooker, William  Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith): Remembering [CASSETTE] Hooker, William Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith):
Remembering [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Downtown NY drummer William Hooker leads a trio with West Coast players, Damon Smith on double bass and Ava Mendoza on guitar, for a live album at New York University in 2017 that blends free jazz and avant rock forms to create something unique and powerful, yet filled with moments of intrinsic beauty and drama, a great amalgamation of free playing.

Eave (Anna Webber/ Erik Hove / Vicky Mettler / Evan Tighe): Eave [CASSETTE] Eave (Anna Webber/ Erik Hove / Vicky Mettler / Evan Tighe):
Eave [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A mix of New York and Canadian players, "Eave" is the quartet of Anna Webber and Erik Hove on saxophones, Vicky Mettler on guitar and Evan Tighe on drums, a collective abstract improvising band that uses its instruments as much for effect as for conventional playing, with commanding skill in all approaches as they surprise, bemuse and mesmerize the listener.

Irving, Tony  / Massimo Magee: The Fog [CASSETTE] Irving, Tony / Massimo Magee:
The Fog [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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London scene free players since the 90s, drummer Tony Irving and alto saxophonist Massimo Magee, both of the improvisation duo Ascension, meet in the studio to record seven distinctive and quirky dialogs of strong technical skill, Irving often thundering over Magee's strangling runs and melodic diversions and asides; powerful and unpredictable.

Kurdi, Muyassar / Nicholas Jozwiak: Intersections & Variations [CASSETTE] Kurdi, Muyassar / Nicholas Jozwiak:
Intersections & Variations [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Interdisciplinary vocalist Muyassar Kurdi and Chicago-born, NY-based cellist Nicholas Jozwiak use the ambient sounds of their recording spaces in Brooklyn to add a presence to their introspective dialogs that take an almost devout approach to their calmly measured performances, making an intimate and evocative album of unorthodox improvisation.

Braxton, Anthony: Sextet (Parker) 1993 [11-CD BOX SET] Braxton, Anthony:
Sextet (Parker) 1993 [11-CD BOX SET]

(New Braxton House -- USA )

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Originally released on Hat Hut in '95, this 11-CD box blows open these 2 European concerts in Zurich and Koln, reworking the music of Charlie Parker and associated bop composers, with Braxton himself on reeds, plus saxophonist Ari Brown, trumpeter Paul Smoker, pianist Misha Mengelberg, and alternating between drummers Han Bennink and Pheeroan AkLaff; superb, essential!

Schindler, Udo / Korhan Erel : leben | nebel Schindler, Udo / Korhan Erel :
leben | nebel

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Live at the 66th SALON fur Klang+Kunst in Krailling, Munich, Germany finds festival leader Udo Schindler on cornet, bass, contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone in a duo with Berlin-based Istanbul-born computer musician Korhan Erel, who designs his own unique instruments with unusual controllers, performing 9 singular dialogs of ethereal and unorthodox sound.

Miura, Yoko / Jean-Marc Foussat: When Lowlands Consume the Space Miura, Yoko / Jean-Marc Foussat:
When Lowlands Consume the Space

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two approaches to keyboards from Japanese acoustic pianist Yoko Miura and keyboardist Jean-Marc Foussat (Fou Records) recording these extended and excursive improvisations in Paris in 2017, contrasting Foussat's alien and encompassing synthetic and electronic worlds with Miura's sophisticated playing inside and out of the piano.

Noble, Steve / Adrian Northover / Daniel Thompson: Ag Noble, Steve / Adrian Northover / Daniel Thompson:
Ag

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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As part of "The Horse Improvised Music Club" concert series organized by London Improvised Music Scene members Adam Bohman, Sue Lynch and Hutch Demouilpied, the trio of drummer Steve Noble, saxophonist Adrian Northover and acoustic guitarist Daniel Thompson recorded these open-minded improvisations of strong communication and extended technique in 2017 at IKLECTIK in London, England.

Beger, Albert / Shay Hazan: Black Mynah Beger, Albert / Shay Hazan:
Black Mynah

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A beautiful album of darkly lyrical jazz duos from Israeli saxophonist and bass clarinetist Albert Beger and collaborator and member of the Albert Beger Quartet Shay Hazan, on double bass and guimbri, for seven pieces recorded in the studio: 6 improvised works and the composed piece "Cycles".

Weston, Veryan: The Make Project Weston, Veryan:
The Make Project

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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A collaborative composition by Veryan Weston, Christine Duncan and Jean Martin, performed with Jesse & Joshua Zubot on violin and Andrew Downing on bass & cello, based on Weston's score "Tessellation IV (Make)", the composed material based on 52 quotations by women writers, each sung on a 5-note (pentatonic) scale, each scale changing by one note when the word "make" is sung.

Akiyama, Tetuzi / Magnus Granberg / Henrik Olsson: Whose Words? Akiyama, Tetuzi / Magnus Granberg / Henrik Olsson:
Whose Words?

(Ftarri / Meenna -- Japan )

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A surprising joining of improvisers and composers from Japanese acoustic guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama playing with Swedish composers and performers, Magnus Granberg on clarinet and Henrik Olsson on percussion and electronics, the latter two part of the chamber ensemble Skogen, for five works of profound calm and center through slow harmonics weaving beautiful aural statements.



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