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Oberg / Schubert / De Joode / Sanders: Rope Oberg / Schubert / De Joode / Sanders:
Rope

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Soprano saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert and pianist Uwe Oberg have played together since 2009; for ROPE they are joined by UK drummer Mark Sanders and Amsterdam bassist Wilbert de Joode for a diverse and astounding live set performed at Just Music Fest in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2015.

MILESDAVISQUINTET!: Shapin' With MILESDAVISQUINTET!:
Shapin' With

(BeCoq -- France )

Price: $11.95    

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The French trio of Xavier Camarasa on piano, Valentin Ceccaldi on cello, and Sylvain Darrifourcq on percussion, having little to do with Mile Davis, but instead a creative band using timbral changes, intensity, density, volume to create unique improv environments.

Left Exit (Feat Michael Duch / Klaus Holm): Mr. K [VINYL] Left Exit (Feat Michael Duch / Klaus Holm):
Mr. K [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $22.95    

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This progressive/folk/jazz/improv/experimental/psych quartet from Norway covers a diverse set of approaches to improvisation, from textural, minimalistic and radically abstract, like something AMM would play, using graphic and written notation.

Hocevar, Dre : Collective Effervescence Hocevar, Dre :
Collective Effervescence

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Freely improvised collective with an electroacoustic inclination and chamber music reserve from the quintet of Dre Hoceva (drums), Bran De Looze (piano), Lester St. Louis (cello), Chris Pitsiokos (sax) and Philip White (electronics & signal processing).

Hirose, Junji / Kazuhisa Uchihashi: Saxophonedaxophone Hirose, Junji / Kazuhisa Uchihashi:
Saxophonedaxophone

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Saxophonist Junji Hirose met Kazuhisa Uchihashi at Foxhole in Kichijoji in 2014 and 2015, Uchihashi performing only on Hans Reichel's daxophone--wood shapes played in a variety of ways to create unusual sound--as heard on these 10 surprising and wonderfully idiosyncratic recordings.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Thomas Bonvalet  : Loges De Souffle Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Thomas Bonvalet :
Loges De Souffle

(BeCoq -- France )

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Thomas Bonvalet takes the banjo into unusual territory with Jean-Luc Guionnet performing on the organ at the protestant temple of Bergerac, France, in a beautifully terrifying album recorded during the MONC cultural arts centre's festival of avant-garde culture in 2010.

Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston: Everybody's Somebody's Nobody Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston:
Everybody's Somebody's Nobody

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Bay Area trumpeter Darren Johnston meets improvising guitar legend Fred Frith for an incredibly well-paced series of duos, remarkable improv that uses space, skill, extended techniques and unexpected approaches to both instruments in vivid and beautiful discourse.

Eisenstadt, Harris : Old Growth Forest Eisenstadt, Harris :
Old Growth Forest

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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New York drummer Harris Eisenstadt revives his trio with trombonist Jeb Bishop and bassist Jason Roebke, adding tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, recording in the studio after two concerts at John Zorn's venue The Stone in 2015, heard in here in momentous and heartfelt jazz.

Thing, The: Shake [VINYL 2 LPs] Thing, The:
Shake [VINYL 2 LPs]

(The Thing Records -- Austria )

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Wild free jazz grooves, another monster of an album from the trio of reedist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love with guests Anna Hogberg on alto sax and Goran Kajfes on cornet; intense, passionate, and precise.

Higuchi, Keiko: Between Dream And Haze Higuchi, Keiko:
Between Dream And Haze

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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Free jazz vocal improvisation from Keiki Higuchi in a quartet with drummer Tatsuya Nakatani, bassist Luis Inage, and guitarist Masami Kawaguchi, creating an hallucinatory sound of unusual techniques and hazy vocal implications, revealing layers with each listen.

Chippendale, Brian / Mats Gustafsson / Massimo Pupillo: Melt Chippendale, Brian / Mats Gustafsson / Massimo Pupillo:
Melt

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Thick, grungy, ecstatic free improvisation crossing into rock territory from the trio of Mats Gustafsson (The Thing) on sax, Brian Chippendale (Lightening Bolt) on drums, and Massimo Pupillo (Zu) on electric bass, a temporary project that evolved into a touring band.

Brotzmann, Peter Sextet/ Quartet: Nipples [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter Sextet/ Quartet:
Nipples [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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A legendary and intense album of European Free Improvising masters recorded in 1969 from a band led by saxophonist Peter Brotzmann, with Evan Parker on tenor sax; Derek Bailey on guitar; Fred van Hove on piano; Buschi Niebergall on bass; and Han Bennink on drums.

Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith: Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CA Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith:
Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Three free improvisations for voice & double bass + improvisations on Hugo Ball's Six Sound Poems from the duo of free improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk and double bassist Damon Smith.

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio, Trio + Joelle Leandre: Carrousel -and- Can You Smile Ceccaldi, Theo Trio, Trio + Joelle Leandre:
Carrousel -and- Can You Smile

(Ayler -- France )

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Two albums together. "Carrousel": The Paris based Theo Ceccaldi Trio crosses improv with chamber music in a string trio of lyrical, subtle and advanced improvisation. "Can You Smile": Ceccarelli expands his trio with bassist/free vocalist Joelle Leandre for rich, interactive improvisation.

Vincent, Hugues / John Cuny : Tagtraum Vincent, Hugues / John Cuny :
Tagtraum

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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Free improvising cellist Hugues Vincent and pianist John Cuny in a studio release of 9 subtle duos using space, time, unusual techniques, and intensive listening to develop succinct, unique and sometimes curious dialogs of spontaneous skill.

Rollig, Silke / Burton Greene: Space Is Still The Place Rollig, Silke / Burton Greene:
Space Is Still The Place

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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New York free jazz pianist Burton Greene and free jazz vocalist Silke Rollig recorded these thirteen improvisations at The Loft in Koln, Germany in 2013, a mix of lyrical free playing with scat and freeform vocals, accompanied by flute, and by sax, on one piece each.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Les Autres: Alternative Oblique [4 CD Box Set] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Les Autres:
Alternative Oblique [4 CD Box Set]

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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A 4 CD anthology released on Jean-Marc Foussat's 60th birthday, presenting an amazing diversity of material from 40 years of recording, including early experiments, the development of his unique language, improv with Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Matthias Mahler, Joe McPhee, Paul Lovens, &c.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy: Music for Chamber Organ & Contra Bass Clarinet Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy:
Music for Chamber Organ & Contra Bass Clarinet

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Electroacoustic improviser Thanos Chrysakis performing on the chamber organ at the University of Gloucestershire, UK in a collaboration with Chris Cundy on contra bass clarinet, for a subtle, mysterious and uncompromising four-part improvisation.

Bennani / Silva / Greene / Henderson: Free Form Improvisation Ensemble 2013 Bennani / Silva / Greene / Henderson:
Free Form Improvisation Ensemble 2013

(Improvising Beings -- France )

Price: $13.95    

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Instant compositions live at Sunset in Paris, 2013 from the quartet of Burton Greene on piano & percussion, Alan Silva on synthesizer, Adelhai Bennani on tenor sax, and Chris Henderson on electronic drums, an essential update from a trailblazing band that started in 1964.

WTTF Quartet (Wachsmann / Turner / Thomas / Frangenheim): Berlin Kinesis WTTF Quartet (Wachsmann / Turner / Thomas / Frangenheim):
Berlin Kinesis

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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Active since 1997, the quartet of Alexander Frangenheim (double bass), Roger Turner (percussion), Pat Thomas (piano & electronics) and Philipp Waschsmann (violin & electroncis) in a wildly creative cross of non-idiomatic improv flavored by the London scene.

Wassermann, Ute / Birgit Ulher: Radio Tweet Wassermann, Ute / Birgit Ulher:
Radio Tweet

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The long-standing duo of trumpeter Birgit Uhler, also on radio, speaker & objects, and free improvising vocalist Ute Wasserman, in an album of 8 unbelievable improvisations of a unique and sometimes bizarre character, holding one's attention from its outlandish nature--superb!

Vorfeld / Scott / Gratkowski: Sieben Entruckte Lieder Vorfeld / Scott / Gratkowski:
Sieben Entruckte Lieder

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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The trio of Frank Gratkowski on clarinets and alto sax, Michael Vorfeld on percussion, and Richard Scott on modular synthesizer, also known as Spectre, freely improvising in dramatic and generally reserved ways, intently focusing on sound and interchange.

Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Fragenheim: Nor Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Fragenheim:
Nor

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The freely improvising quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues, Axel Dorner, Nuno Torres and Alexander Frangenheim recorded this beautiful album of dark sound in Germany in 2014, 3 movements of understated dialog using unexpected techniques in a subtle dialog.

Chrysakis / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Moimeme : Exaiphnes Chrysakis / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Moimeme :
Exaiphnes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A quintet of string improvisers in discerning dialog using viola, cello, double bass, electric guitar, piano & harp, from regular collaborators Ernesto & Guilherme Rodrigues, Miguel Mira, and Abdul Moimeme, plus Aural Terrains label leader Thanos Chrysakis.

Backer, Andreas / Raymond Strid: Voice & Percussion Backer, Andreas / Raymond Strid:
Voice & Percussion

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Ever-inventive drummer/percussionist Raymond Strid and performance collaborator, Norwegian-Swedish free improvising vocalist Andreas Backer, for a set of unusual, absurd and detailed improvisations, as the two complement each other in unexpected ways.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Confirmation [VINYL] Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Confirmation [VINYL]

(TAIGA -- USA )

Price: $21.95    

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The first vinyl solo album from one of the world's most active percussionists, Tatsuya Nakatani, recording live at Nakatani-kobo in Easton Pennsylvania in 2015, in an incredible display of unexpected sonic territory from drums, bows, bells, bowls and cymbals.

Geerken, Hartmut And Chris Trent: Omniverse Sun Ra [BOOK] Geerken, Hartmut And Chris Trent:
Omniverse Sun Ra [BOOK]

(Art Yard -- USA )

Price: $71.95    

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Originally published in 1994, Hartmut Geerken and Chris Trent's comprehensive reference of Sun Ra includes a pictorial and annotated discography, essays and photo documents, photographs; this 2nd edition adds new photographs, photo documents, and essays.

Filip, Klaus / Leonel Kaplan: Tocando Fondo Filip, Klaus / Leonel Kaplan:
Tocando Fondo

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $14.95    

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Two slowly unfolding improvisations from trumpeter Leonel Kaplan using extended and unconventional techniques, and electronic artist Klaus Filip performing on sine waves, in a two part extended piece recorded in Buenos Aires after the two met in live performance.

Ayler, Albert: Bells/Prophecy: Expanded Edition [2 CDs] Ayler, Albert:
Bells/Prophecy: Expanded Edition [2 CDs]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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An expanded reissue of Albert Ayler's 1965 live album "Bells" in a quintet with drummer Sunny Murray (drums), Gary Peacock (bass), Donald Ayler (trumpet) and Charles Tyler (alto sax), plus his 1975 "Prophecy" album in a trio with Murray and Peacock, plus tracks from "Albert Smiles with Sunny".

Weston, Veryan / Trevor Watts: Dialogues with Ornette! Weston, Veryan / Trevor Watts:
Dialogues with Ornette!

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95    

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Live recordings in 2015 from Bim Huis, and in Quintavant/Audio Rebel in Rio de Janeiro, the first a tribute to the late saxophonist Ornette Coleman in a 3 part suite of fast-paced and insightful improv; the 2nd "Quantum Illusion", an introspective and rich 2-part work.

Schindler, Udo / Frank Paul Schubert: Parnassia Palustris Schindler, Udo / Frank Paul Schubert:
Parnassia Palustris

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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A feast for fans of the soprano saxophone as Udo Schindler and Frank Paul Schubert improvise live at the 51th SALON fur Klang + Kunst in Krailing/Munich, Germany in 2015, blending and contrasting two approaches to the instrument in fascinating ways.

No Project Trio: Vol. II No Project Trio:
Vol. II

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95    

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The second release from the Portugese trio of Joao Paulo Esteves Da Silva (piano), Nelson Cascais (bass) and Joao Lensastre (drums) after their 2012 JACC Records release "Volume I", meeting in the studio for instant compositions of graceful and sophisticated improvisation.

Monkey Plot w/ Frode Gjerstad: S/T Monkey Plot w/ Frode Gjerstad:
S/T

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95    

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The young Norwegian trio of Christian Winther (acoustic guitar), Magnus Nergaard ( double bass) and Jan Martin Gismervik ( double bass) joined by legendary sax player Frode Gjerstad for open-minded, introspective and unpredictable improvisation bridging two generations.

Infinite Spirit (Gluck / Hart / Henderson / Sullivan): Revisiting The Music Of Mwandishi Band Infinite Spirit (Gluck / Hart / Henderson / Sullivan):
Revisiting The Music Of Mwandishi Band

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Herbie Hancock's 1971 Mwandishi band is revisited by original members Eddie Henderson (trumpet) and Billy Hart (drums) along with Bob Gluck on piano & electronics and Christopher Dean Sullivan on bass, updating and exploring the potential from that exciting music.

Dymny Trilla: Cave Canem Dymny Trilla:
Cave Canem

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Intricate and exciting improvisation from Barcelona improvisers Michal Dymny on electric guitar and Vasca Trilla on drums, with saxophonist Paulina Owczarek as a special guest; "cave canem" translates to "beware of dog", an apt description of their cutting interactions.

Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall: I Look At You Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall:
I Look At You

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Blending free and compositional players, saxophonist Paul Dunmall leads the quintet of Neil Metcalfe on flute, Hanna Marshall on cello, Alison Blunt on violin and Phillip Gibbs on guitar for a refined and sprightly set of extended improvisations recorded at Birmingham Conservatory.

Dunmall, Paul / John Edwards / Tony Marsh: To Be Real Dunmall, Paul / John Edwards / Tony Marsh:
To Be Real

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Hard working free improv session from the UK trio of Paul Dunmall on tenor sax, John Edwards on double bass and the late Tony Marsh on drums, performing live at the Vortex in 2010, and at UWE in Bristol, 2007, never released material reminding of Marsh's stature and skill.

Carrier, Francois / Steve Beresford / John Edwards / Michel Lambert: OUTgoing Carrier, Francois / Steve Beresford / John Edwards / Michel Lambert:
OUTgoing

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The inimitable trio of saxophonist Francois Carrier (also on Chinese oboe), drummer Michel Lambert and bassist John Edwards, joined by pianist Steve Beresford for a European tour, here recorded at London's Vortex Club for a powerful and diverse album of creative free improv.

Scodanibbio, Stefano: Incontri & Reuniones Scodanibbio, Stefano:
Incontri & Reuniones

(Angelica -- Italy )

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A memorial CD of unreleased material from the late contrabassist Stefano Scodanibbio, who was a student of Fernando Grillo's and a long-time associate of Luigi Nono and Terry Riley, performing with an ensemble that includes Riley, Tristan Honsinger, Bruce Ackley, &c.

Zorn, John: Cerberus: The Book Of Angels Volume 26 Zorn, John:
Cerberus: The Book Of Angels Volume 26

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Led by composers Sam Eastmond and Nikki Franklin, The SPIKE Orchestra is a large ensemble that draws on a wide range of influences including Duke Ellington, Frank Zappa, Carl Stalling, Zorn and more, here performing the 26th "Book of Angels" covering Zorn's Masada book.

Zamir, Daniel: Redemption Songs Zamir, Daniel:
Redemption Songs

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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Israeli alto & soprano saxophonist Daniel Zamir returns to Tzadik with tracks from each of two quartets in a release of burning jazz, passionate, lyrical and technically exceptional playing in compositions that shift time signatures and moods with strong melodic focus.

Frith, Fred: Field Days (The Amanda Loops) Frith, Fred:
Field Days (The Amanda Loops)

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Works for dance constructed by guitarist/composer Fred Frith as accompaniment to Amanda Miller's choreography for Nederland Dans Theater in 2011, revisited and revised by Frith into these beautiful pieces, with help from William Wynant, Lotte Anker, Karla Kihlstedt Arditti, &c.

Angeli, Paolo : S'u Angeli, Paolo :
S'u

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Sardinian improviser Paolo Angeli in his 8th release on ReR, peforming solo on his augmented Sardinian guitar equipped with motors, pedals, individual string mic'ing, and extra appendages, along side incredible technical skill and a brilliant sense of pacing - highly recommended!

Smith, Wadada Leo / John Lindberg: Celestial Weather Smith, Wadada Leo / John Lindberg:
Celestial Weather

(Tum -- USA )

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Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and double bassist John Lindberg met in NYC to record this set of suites using an incredibly emotional palate of melodic, technical, and free playing, on a 2-part work for Malachi Favors, a 5-part "Celestial Weather Suite", and a 2-part "Feathers and Earth".

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Whit Dickey: Butterfly Whispers Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Whit Dickey:
Butterfly Whispers

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Saxophonist Ivo Perelman suggests the listener use the titles of these improvisations to create their own narratives for the fluid and oratory overtones of these lyrical instant compositions, performed with drummer Whit Dickey and pianist Matthew Shipp.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Complementary Colors Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Complementary Colors

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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The long-standing partnership of saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp take color, with each track taking the name of a hue, mixing shades through free improvisation of subtle grace in a masterful dialog that only two such complementary players can present.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Tanya Kalmanovitch: Villa Lobos Suite Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Tanya Kalmanovitch:
Villa Lobos Suite

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Ivo Perelman pays tribute to Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos through free improvisation, enlisting two violists--Mat Maneri and Tanya Kalmanovitch-for a uniquely orchestrated set of recordings with Perelman emulating and complementing the strings in engaging ways.

Leandre / Delbecq / Houle: 14 Rue Paul Fort, Paris Leandre / Delbecq / Houle:
14 Rue Paul Fort, Paris

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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The trio of Joelle Leandre (bass), Benoite Delbecq (piano), Francois Houle (clarinets) recording the 7-part "rue Paul Fort" at 14 rue Paul Fort @ Helene Aziza in Paris, France in 2013, beautifully fluid free improvisation from a set of superlative players.

Remote Viewers, The: November Sky Remote Viewers, The:
November Sky

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )

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UK's Remote Viewers with 4 saxophone players--David Petts, Caroline Kraabel, Andrian Northover & Sue Lynch--plus John Edwards on double bass and David Stockard on drums & percussion, blending jazz and modern chamber in lyrical, novel, and mysterious ways.

Ligeti, Lukas / Thollem Mcdonas: Imaginary Images Ligeti, Lukas / Thollem Mcdonas:
Imaginary Images

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Merging the sensibilities of compositional, jazz, and free improvised music, pianist Thollem McDonas and Lukas Ligeti on drums and electric "marimba lumina" create a hybrid that takes the best of all three in distinctive, disciplined, and heartfelt ways.

Made to Break: Before the Code [VINYL] Made to Break:
Before the Code [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $22.95    

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MTB continues to inspire, merging shake-your-ass jazz with experimental electracoustic elements, blending players from Chicago (reedist Ken Vandermark & drummer Tim Daisy) and Europe (bassist Jasper Stadhouders of Cactus truck & Christof Kurzmann on electronics).

Brotzmann, Peter Group: Alarm [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter Group:
Alarm [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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Peter Brotzmann's 9-piece ensemble for the 164th NDR-JAZZWORKSHOP with the South African rhythm team of Harry Miller (bass) and Louis Moholo (drums), plus Frank Wright & Willem Breuker(sax), Hannes Bauer & Alan Tomlinson (trombone) and Alexander Von Schlippenbach (piano).

Toral, Rafael: Space Collective 2 Live [CASSETTE + download] Toral, Rafael:
Space Collective 2 Live [CASSETTE + download]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

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Electronics & drums in a duo from Portugese musician Rafael Toral and drummer Alfonso Simoes performing live at All Tomorrow's Parties in 2012, two extended improvisations that develop from slow psychedelic cries to blistering interactions of strong statements.

S4 (Butcher / Kobi / Koch / Leimgruber): Cold Duck S4 (Butcher / Kobi / Koch / Leimgruber):
Cold Duck

(Monotype -- Russia )

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A unique saxophone quartet from 4 distinctive players, all on soprano sax -- Johh Butcher, Christian Kobi, Hans Koch, and Urs Leimgruber -- creating an incredible array of sound and spontaneous composition with profound technical prowess and discerning discretion in dialog.

Gate, The: Chuck [CASSETTE with download code] Gate, The:
Chuck [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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New York tuba player Dan Peck's The Gate with Tom Blancarte on electric upright bass and Brian Osborne on percussion present two tracks of dark, deep improvisation, then join up with Nate Wooley on trumpet & amplifier and Tim Dahl on electric bass for an extended composition.

Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra: split [CASSETTE with download code] Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra:
split [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A split tape, side A is the Bouchons D'Oreilles duo of Lukasz Kacperczyk (synth) and Mateusz Wysocki (laptop) focusing on improvisation through electronics; side B is the Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra which includes Kacperczyk, focusing on instant composition.

Kaiser, Henry / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter: Plane Crash Two Kaiser, Henry / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter:
Plane Crash Two

(New Atlantis -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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The 2nd installment of the trio of guitarist Henry Kaiser, double bassist Damon Smith and drummer Weasel Walter's unadulterated free improvisation escapades, with innovative approaches to playing and a quirky sense of humor leading to outstanding improv.

Necks, The: Vertigo [VINYL] Necks, The:
Vertigo [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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The Necks 18th album finds the trio of drummer/percussionist Tony Buck, bassist Lloyd Swanton and pianist/keyboardist Chris Abrahams in a vertiginous 44 minute dark excursion punctuated by cliff hanging moments through homemade instruments and unusual textures.

Necks, The: Vertigo Necks, The:
Vertigo

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The Necks 18th album finds the trio of drummer/percussionist Tony Buck, bassist Lloyd Swanton and pianist/keyboardist Chris Abrahams in a vertiginous 44 minute dark excursion punctuated by cliff hanging moments through homemade instruments and unusual textures.

Zorn, John: James Moore Plays The Book Of Heads Ñ Cd And Dvd Of A Film By Stephen Taylor Zorn, John:
James Moore Plays The Book Of Heads Ñ Cd And Dvd Of A Film By Stephen Taylor

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $23.95    

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Zorn's "The Book of Heads" is performed by guitarist James Moore, heard on CD and seen in a DVD by Stephen Taylor, using prepared guitar to interpret Zorn's hermetic language of meticulously notated sounds inspired by contemporary classical extended techniques.

Twins of El Dorado: Verses [CASSETTE] Twins of El Dorado:
Verses [CASSETTE]

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

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New York's Twins of El Dorado is a voice-trumpet duo exploring the concept of the art song and the intersection of text and music as a songbook concept, performed by Joe Moffett (trumpet), Nathaniel Morgan (alto sax), Cole Kamen-Green (trumpet), and Kristin Slipp (voice).

Thymolphthalein : Mad Among The Mad Thymolphthalein :
Mad Among The Mad

(Immediata -- Australia )

Price: $15.95    

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Six rich and varied electro-acoustic instrumental works from an amazing quintet of brilliant improvisers: Anthony Pateras (keys); Will Guthrie (drums & percussion); Natasha Anders (bass & computer); Clayton Thomas (double bass) and Jerome Noetinger (tapes & electronics).

The Hero of Warchester: S/T [CASSETTE] The Hero of Warchester:
S/T [CASSETTE]

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Two saxes and a synth in long-form improvisations from the trio of Berlin-based synth player/mask-designer Liz Kosack and Brooklyn-based saxophonists Nathaniel Morgan and Anna Webber, using sophisticated approaches to the blending and contrasting of tones, rhythm and sound.

Taylor, Cecil : Garden, 2nd Set Taylor, Cecil :
Garden, 2nd Set

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The second set of Cecil Taylor's superb live set at Grosser Saal Volkshaus, in Basel, Switzerland in 1981, performing solo over five improvisations, presented for the first time in the original concert sequence.

Swell's, Steve Kende Dreams (Swell/ Brown / Crothers / Parker / Taylor): Hommage A Bartok Swell's, Steve Kende Dreams (Swell/ Brown / Crothers / Parker / Taylor):
Hommage A Bartok

(Silkheart -- USA )

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Trombonist Steve Swell presents an homage to composer Bela Bartok, applying jazz techniques to the composer's music to find something new and unexpected, in an amazing quintet with Connie Crothers (piano), William Parker (bass), Chad Taylor (drums) & Rob Brown (sax).

Sanna, Claudio : Ammentos Sanna, Claudio :
Ammentos

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Sardinian pianist Claudio Sanna, versed equally in the classical, jazz, and electroacoustic traditions, in his debut recording of 8 original compositions blending composition and improvisation, revealing an enthusiastic and curious approach to music.

Parker, William / Raining on the Moon: Great Spirit Parker, William / Raining on the Moon:
Great Spirit

(Aum Fidelity -- USA / Canada )

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Recorded alongside "Corn Meal Dance", these 2007 recordings complete the picture of bassist William Parker's intensely creative session that day, adding 6 songs plus 1 live track from 2012, with Rob Brown (sax); Eri Yamamoto (piano); Lewis Barnes (trumpet); and Leena Conquest (voice).

Ochs, Larry: The Fictive Five Ochs, Larry:
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(Tzadik -- USA )

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West Coast multi-reedist and founding member of the Rova Sax Quartet Larry Ochs leads this impressive free improvising quintet patterned after the New York Contemporary Five, with the superb lineup of Nate Wooley, Harris Eisenstadt, Pascal Niggenkemper, and Ken Filiano.

Oberg, Uwe : Work Oberg, Uwe :
Work

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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German pianist Uwe Oberg (Lacy Pool, Uwe Oberg Quartet, Kooperative New Jazz) in a solo album performing works of Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk and his own original work, applying a diverse set of approaches rooted in jazz tradition.

Midnight Doctors: Through A Screen And Into A Hole Midnight Doctors:
Through A Screen And Into A Hole

(Ourodisc -- Great Britain )

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A long-term studio project/mutant big band merging collage, scored pieces, structured improvisations, cut-up jams, hi- and lo-fi textures, electroacoustic work, and location recording into large and wonderfully unpredictable compositions with few boundaries.

Hag with Dan: S/T [CASSETTE] Hag with Dan:
S/T [CASSETTE]

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

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Hag is the trio of Sean Ali (bass), David Grollman (snare drum) and Brad Henkel (trumpet), joined for this, their 2nd release, by Dan Peck (The Gate) on tuba, using their instruments and objects in unusual ways to make a "joyfully frenetic dance of decadent noise".

Frith, Fred / Michel Doneda Frith, Fred / Michel Doneda:

(Vand'Oeuvre -- Canada )

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Since 2007 NEXMAP has produced "Binary Cities", a performance series bringing together artists from different cities; in 2009 they brought guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist Michel Doneda together in San Francisco for the first time for an incredible night of improvisation.

Ducret, Marc Trio + 3 (Chevillon / Echampard + Monniot / Blaser / Martinez): Metatonal Ducret, Marc Trio + 3 (Chevillon / Echampard + Monniot / Blaser / Martinez):
Metatonal

(Ayler -- France )

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Guitarist Marc Ducret expands his trio of bassist Bruno Chevillon and drummer Eric Echampard with saxophonist Christophe Monniot, trumpeter Frabrice Martinez, and trombonist Samuel Blaser for a tour de force of dynamic and quickly shifting improv that both shreds and reflects.

Braxton, Anthony : Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993, 2nd Set Braxton, Anthony :
Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993, 2nd Set

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Remaster of the exhilarating second set from saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton's concert at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA, 1993, one of 7 nights performing with the quartet of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Mark Dresser on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on percussion.

Weston, Veryan / Jon Rose / Hannah Marshall: Tuning Out [2 CDs] Weston, Veryan / Jon Rose / Hannah Marshall:
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(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Improvised pieces for tracker action organs and strings recorded in five English churches from the trio of violinist Jon Rose, Veryan Weston on tracker action organ, and cellist Hannah Marshall, inviting the public to re-imagine the nature of pitch relationships.



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