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Mako Sica / Hamid Drake: Ronda [VINYL 2 LPs] Mako Sica / Hamid Drake:
Ronda [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

Price: $29.95    

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The long-running Chicago free-rock trio Mako Sica currently comprised of Przemyslaw Drazek (trumpet & guitar), Brent Fuscaldo (guitar) and Chaetan Newell (drums & piano) are joined by free improvising legend Hamid Drake on drum kit, tablas and frame drum for a beautiful and rich album of genre merging, spiritually warm, primarily instrumental music, inclusive and persuasive.

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake: Ronda [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Mako Sica / Hamid Drake:
Ronda [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The long-running Chicago free-rock trio Mako Sica currently comprised of Przemyslaw Drazek (trumpet & guitar), Brent Fuscaldo (guitar) and Chaetan Newell (drums & piano) are joined by free improvising legend Hamid Drake on drum kit, tablas and frame drum for a beautiful and rich album of genre merging, spiritually warm, primarily instrumental music, inclusive and persuasive.

Musaeum Clausum: Musaeum Clausum Musaeum Clausum:
Musaeum Clausum

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Musaeum Clausum is a French-German trio that features Louis Laurain on cornet (Die Hochstapler, Umlaut Big band, ONCEIM), Hannes Lingens on drums (Obliq, Konzert Minimal) and Sebastien Beliah on bass.(Un Poco Loco, Ensemble Hodos, Umlaut Big Band), in an album of patiently developing improvisation giving each player freedom and flexibility within a composed framework.

Beliah, Sebastien: Nocturnes Beliah, Sebastien:
Nocturnes

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Sebastien Beliah is a Paris-based double bass player, a member of Umlaut Big Band, The Coquettes, Un poco loco, &c., here in a solo album of bass noir, dark and resonant tones evoked through strong bowing, finding harmonics between the strings and from the instrument itself, creating beautiful passages in a mirage of engulfing deep timbre.

Flaherty, Paul / Chris Corsano: The Hated Music [VINYL 2 LPs] Flaherty, Paul / Chris Corsano:
The Hated Music [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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Gary Panter's artwork is updated and the format is vinyl this time for this welcome reissue of the 2000 Ecstatic Yod CD from the now long-running duo of tenor & alto saxophonist Paul Flaherty and drummer Chris Corsano, a superb free jazz album of great invention and seriously deep playing, from hard attacks to introspective musing, truly impressive!

Noyes, Charles K. / Owen Maercks w/ Henry Kaiser / Greg Goodman: Free Mammals [VINYL] Noyes, Charles K. / Owen Maercks w/ Henry Kaiser / Greg Goodman:
Free Mammals [VINYL]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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A great example of open-minded West Coast free improvisation around the late 70s from the quartet of Charles K. Noyes on percussion & saxophone, Owen Maercks on guitar, Henry Kaiser on guitar, and Greg Goodman on piano & percussion, side A from a live concert in Berkeley recorded by guitarist Henry Kaiser, side B from sutdio sessions in San Francisco.

Endresen, Sidsel / Jan Bang: Hum Endresen, Sidsel / Jan Bang:
Hum

(Confront -- UK )

Price: $16.95    

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Using sampler, dictaphone, and voice, the duo of Sidsel Endresen and Jan Bang improvise and interact to create unorthodox hybrids of fractured electronics and articulated word, as edgy and engaging as it is unusual, captured live at Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, in Oslo, Norway in 2016, a great followup to Bang's "And Poppies From Kandahar" Samadhi album.

Isotope Ensemble: Barium Isotope Ensemble:
Barium

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Large scale improvisation of the most subtle nature from Portugal's Isotope Ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues, 17 musicians slowly unfolding this beautiful work of consonance and dissonance dedicated to element atomic number 56, recording live at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon with instrumentation including acoustic reeds, strings, brass, percussion, and electronics.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andrew Lafkas / Bryan Eubanks: 0 Minutes And 0 Seconds Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andrew Lafkas / Bryan Eubanks:
0 Minutes And 0 Seconds

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Lisbon-based viola player Ernesto Rodrigues joins three Berlin-based musicians--cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, double bassist Andrew Lafkas and electronics artist Bryan Eubanks--merging the lowercase approaches of Creative Sources groupings with experimental electronics for a 5-part album that ranges from the subliminal to assertive tones and momentum.

Dorner, Axel / Jason Kahn: For Berner Munster Dorner, Axel / Jason Kahn:
For Berner Munster

(Confront -- UK )

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The pairing of German trumpeter Axel Dorner, and NY-born experimental artist Jason Kahn living and performing in Zurich, brings the tradition of avant free jazz and nonidiomatic improvisation into an unusual merging of techniques and approaches, each applying their advanced virtuosity to this intense concert, recorded during Hamburg's Zoom In Festival, 2017.

Mahobin (Fujii / Anker / Tamura / Mori): Live at Big Apple in Kobe Mahobin (Fujii / Anker / Tamura / Mori):
Live at Big Apple in Kobe

(Libra -- Japan )

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Continuing the celebration of pianist Satoko Fujii's 60th birtday by releasing one CD each month, this quartet brings an excellent set of electroacoustic improvisation to the collection in a quartet with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, New York saxophonist Lotte Anker, and New York electronic artist and former DNA drummer Ikue Mori, performing live at Tokyo's Big Apple in 2018.

Golia / Kaiser / Moses / Smith / Walter: Astral Plane Crash Golia / Kaiser / Moses / Smith / Walter:
Astral Plane Crash

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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The West Coast Plane Crash trio of Henry Kaiser (guitar), Damon Smith (bass) and Weasel Walter (drums) is extended with Vinny Golia (reeds) and Ra-Kalam Bob Moses (drums) for two absolutely impressive improvisations that show forcefully restrained and coherent playing that follows an intuitive narrative only possible from such skilled and virtuosic musicians.

Niggenkemper, Pascal: Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs] Niggenkemper, Pascal:
Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs]

(Fitschgetau -- Germany )

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Adventurous double bassist Pascal Niggenkemper was artist in residence at Wuppertal in the fall of 2017, presenting concerts with a diverse set of masterful improvisers from Europe and the US, excerpts of which are meticulously programmed in this 2-CD collection, organized by artistic endeavor and intent, from the spacious/introspective to wildly lively encounters; recommended.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Yama Yaki Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Yama Yaki

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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Recorded in his home state of New Mexico, Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani presents a 46 minute continuous improvisation of acoustic percussion, a perfect reflection of his solo performance sets, Nakatani alternating between extremely rapid interactions and reflective and atmospheric environments, always creative and quick-witted through staggeringly impressive playing.

Weaver, Mark / Tatsuya Nakatani: Weaver Nakatani Weaver, Mark / Tatsuya Nakatani:
Weaver Nakatani

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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A live recording of a 2018 improvisation between Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and tuba & dijeridu performer and THE ROOST Creative Music Series concert organizer Mark Weaver, through eleven concise dialogs illustrating the unique and diverse approaches of each player, finding middle ground through unusual technique and compatible creative drive.

Colectivo maDam / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira: Coluro Colectivo maDam / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira:
Coluro

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Spanish free improvising quartet Colectivo maDam of Ruben Gutierrez on electronics, objects, Tomas Gris on acoustic guitar, Guillermo Torres on fluguelhorn, and David Area on electronics are joined by Lisbon improvisers Ernesto Rodrigues on viola and Miguel Mira on cello for this 3-part work, the first recorded live at Espacio B, Madrid, the 2nd & 3rd recorded in the studio.

Bertch Quartet, The: For Oumuama Bertch Quartet, The:
For Oumuama

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Guitarist Henk Zwerver, bassist Raoul van der Weide and percussionist George Hadow, frequent collaborators in the Amsterdam free improv scene, join with Berlin saxophonist & clarinetist Edith Steyer to make up the Bertch Quartet, their debut album a great and embraceable example of subtle, collective free improvisations that merge traditional and non-idiomatic forms.

Trio La Soustraction des Fleurs  (Vrod / Aurier / Lemetre): Airs de Moyenne Montagne [2 CDS] Trio La Soustraction des Fleurs (Vrod / Aurier / Lemetre):
Airs de Moyenne Montagne [2 CDS]

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Combining folk and ethnic rhythms in traditional popular forms, the Trio La Soustraction of des Fleurs of Jean-Francois Vrod on violin & voice, Frederic Aurier on violin & voice, and Sylvain Lemetre on zarb & voice focuses on the music of the mountains of the Massif Central, melodic music with unique timbres, forms, pre-texts, and a richly complex set of musical objects.

Lisbon String Trio & Eduardo Chagas: Tactile Lisbon String Trio & Eduardo Chagas:
Tactile

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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A live performance at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon from the Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on contrabass, joined in this concert by Creative Sources frequenct collaborator Eduardo Chagas (Variable Geometry Orchestra, IKB, Suspensao, &c), a large work of microscopically detailed and concentrative acoustic improv.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Eduardo Chagas: Holes and Cracks Rodrigues, Ernesto / Eduardo Chagas:
Holes and Cracks

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A lowercase duo of intense focus and concentrative dialog from Creative Sources label leader Eernesto Rodrigues on viola and trombonist Eduardo Chagas, a member of IKB, Variable Geometry Orchestra, Suspensao, &c., through five recordings using primarily extended techniques and close proximity miking to create unusual textural and alien soundcscapes of great tension and release.

Free Music Septet: Meandros e Vertentes Free Music Septet:
Meandros e Vertentes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A live recording from the acoustic septet Free Music 7tet of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Luiz Rocha (clarinets), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Eduardo Chagas (trombone), and (piano), Hernani Faustino (double bass) and Paulo Ferreira Lopes (drums), performing at O'Culto da Ajuda, for five improvisations from active free improv to lowercase exploration.

Feeney, Tim: Burrow [CASSETTE] Feeney, Tim:
Burrow [CASSETTE]

(Marginal Frequency -- USA )

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Meridian percussionist and frequent collaborator with Vic Rawlings and Annie Lewandowski, Tim Feeney presents a fascinating solo album of "four improvised poundings" using "a drum, a pair of sticks, a metal plate, a pair of dowels, a heavy cymbal, a large room, a small squirrel, a static listening, a punishing listening, a boring listening, a quickening listening".

Demierre, Jacques / Anouck Genthon: Teyerit Demierre, Jacques / Anouck Genthon:
Teyerit

(Confront -- UK )

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A series of unusual compositions originally written by Jacques Demmiere and Vincent Barras, here reworked by Demmiere and violinist Anouck Genthon, each piece focusing on sounds, breaths, frictions, silences, vowels and consonants, weaving and complementing each other through a mix of traditional, extended and unconventional techniques; fascinating.

Bazelaire, Felicie / Bertrand Denzler: Basse Seule Bazelaire, Felicie / Bertrand Denzler:
Basse Seule

(Confront -- UK )

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A series of etudes and pieces for double bass composed by Bertrand Denzler specifically for Paris-based cellist and double bass player Felicie Bazelaire, presenting 7 etudes and 2 named compositions based on systems that require Bazelair to reveal the complexity of certain characteristics of the double bass within the framework of a solo performance.

McPhee, Joe / John Edwards / Klaus Kugel: Journey to Parazzar McPhee, Joe / John Edwards / Klaus Kugel:
Journey to Parazzar

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Recorded at Metallurgov House Of Culture in the Ukraine as the 2nd concert of their tour, the trio of Joe McPhee (trumpet, alto saxophone), John Edwards (double bass), and Klaus Kugel (drums) present a masterful concert that includes a 29-minute "Re-Hairing In Zaporozhye" a 19-minute "To Rush At The Wind", and a wonderfully unconventional tribute to Cecil Taylor.

Colonna, Marco / Agusti Fernandez / Zlatko Kaucic: Agrakal Colonna, Marco / Agusti Fernandez / Zlatko Kaucic:
Agrakal

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Agrakal is the trio of Marco Colonna (clarinet), Augusti Fernandez (piano), and Zlatko Kaucic (percussions), three musicians able to cross cultures and attitudes and develop a new language of abstract collective jazz, Fernandez being the pivot point between the trio, having previously recorded and toured as a duo with both Colonna and Kaucic.

Lopez, Ramon / Percy Pursglove / Rafal Mazur: Threefold Lopez, Ramon / Percy Pursglove / Rafal Mazur:
Threefold

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Spanish drummer residing in France, Ramon Lopez leads this trio with British trumpeter Percy Pursglove and Polish bassist Rafal Mazur for an album alternating compositions from Lopez with collective improvisations, the trio patiently unfolding their conversations with a strong melodic bias that balances introspective playing with fiery technique.

Dorr, Welf Unit: Blood Dorr, Welf Unit:
Blood

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Combining free jazz spontaneity with the urgency of funk and rock, NY-based German saxophonist and bass clarinetist Welf Dorr (Funk Monk) presents his Unit with drummer Joe Hertenstein, bassist Dmitry Ishenko and guitarist Dave Ross, in an energetic album of tunes that combine determination and passion with upbeat grooves balanced by beautiful ballad work.

Baron, Joey / Robyn Schulkowsky: Now You Hear Me Baron, Joey / Robyn Schulkowsky:
Now You Hear Me

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An astounding album of dual drums and percussions from Downtown NY legend Joey Baron and contemporary composition innovator and collaborator Robyn Schulkowsky, their second album together after a 15 year history that has included a residency at Grand Central Station, tours in South America, Europe, and China, and performances using the sculptures of artist Eduard Habicher.

Sharp, Elliott Carbon (feat. Zeena Parkins / Bobby Previte): Transmigration at the Solar Max Sharp, Elliott Carbon (feat. Zeena Parkins / Bobby Previte):
Transmigration at the Solar Max

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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NY bassist and saxophonist Elliott Sharp's Carbon project in a trio album with electric harpist Zeena Parkins and drummer Bobby Previte for what Sharp describes as "part cosmic turbulence and part roiling soundscape... the musicians building their activities on and against shifting electro-acoustic drones and matrices of rhythm, unisons splitting and refracting."

Gisler, Dave Trio: Rabbits on the Run Gisler, Dave Trio:
Rabbits on the Run

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An eclectic guitar trio album from Dave Gisler and his trio of Raffaele Bossard on bass and Lionel Friedli on drums, an impressive display of skill and style from languorous ECM-dreaming lyricism to hard driving and gritty electric hard bop, a collection characterized by its determination in a variety of settings and approaches to improvisation.

Trio Sowari: Third Issue Trio Sowari:
Third Issue

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Only their 3rd album since 2005, the trio of Phil Durrant (modular and software synthesizers), Bertrand Denzler (tenor saxophone) and Burkhard Beins (percussion and objects) went into the studio in Berlin to record four tracks that bring the distinct skills of each player into focus while accentuating the tremendous concentration and interplay each brings, a real achievement.

Castello, Angelica / Jerome Noetinger: Disturbio Castello, Angelica / Jerome Noetinger:
Disturbio

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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A study on vibrating surfaces in an album of active environments in the debut album from the duo of Angelica Castello and Jerome Noetinger, both using tapes, samples, loops, radios and electronics, with Noetinger on revox and Castello on Paetzold flute, presenting seven staggering and awe-inspiring works, each wild canvases of sound from atmospheric to tectonic.

MKM (Muller / Kahn / Moslang): Teplo_Dom MKM (Muller / Kahn / Moslang):
Teplo_Dom

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Since 1971 the trio of Norbert Moslang on cracked everyday electronics, Jason Kahn on analog synthesizer & radio, and Gunter Muller on ipods & electronics, aka MKM, have convened for free improvisations of rhythmic noise, samples and fractured electronics, here in three concert recordings, two from Russia at DOM Cultural Center and one at Art Space Teplo.

Muller, Gunter / Kurt Liedwart / Norbert Moslang: Ground Muller, Gunter / Kurt Liedwart / Norbert Moslang:
Ground

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Three masters of ea-improv with a wealth of history and experience--Gunter Muller on iPods, electronics, Kurt Liedwart on electronics, and Norbert Moslang on cracked everyday electronics-- performing at Ground Hodynka Gallery in Moscow during the 2017 Swiss Noise Festival, resulting in two dense, mysterious and information-packed electronic improvisations.

Jovicevic, Jasna Sextet: Flow Vertical Jovicevic, Jasna Sextet:
Flow Vertical

(FMR -- UK )

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Hungarian composer, improviser and multi-reedist Jasna Jovicevic in an album researching sound vibrations and their direct impact on our body, energy, and creativity, performed with her contemporary chamber jazz sextet of bassoon, percussion, viola, violin and violincello, lyrical and joyful music "divided according to psychic centers in the human body".

Bica, Carlos & Azul (feat. Frank Mobus / Jim Black): Azul In Ljubljana Bica, Carlos & Azul (feat. Frank Mobus / Jim Black):
Azul In Ljubljana

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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For their 7th album after 20 years of collaboration, double bassist Carlos Bica's trio Azul with Frank Mobus on guitar and Jim Black on drums presents this exemplary live album recorded at the 2015 Ljubljana Jazz Festival in Lsovenia, clearly illustrating their characteristic clean and lyrically melodic sound through beautiful textural and energetic playing.

LFU (Lisbon Freedom Unit) : Praise Of Our Folly LFU (Lisbon Freedom Unit) :
Praise Of Our Folly

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Without a leader, this 9 piece collective ensemble includes members of Red Trio (Rodrigo Pinheiro, Hernaani Faustino and Gabriel Ferrandini), Garden (Jose Bruno Parrinha, Ricardo Jacinto, Luis Lopes), the duo Eitr (Pedro Sousa and Pedro Lopes), 2/3 of the Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio (Amado, Ferrandini) and hafl of the Luis Lopes Humanization 4tet (Lopes and Amado).

Costa, Mario (w/ Marc Ducret / Beniot Delbecq): Oxy Patina Costa, Mario (w/ Marc Ducret / Beniot Delbecq):
Oxy Patina

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Drummer, composers and electronic artist Mario Costa in his first solo album as a leader, presenting 9 original compositions performed at the 26th Festival de Jazz na Praca da Erva in a trio with French improvisers Benoit Delbecq on piano, prepared piano and synth, and Marc Ducret on guitar, a great album and an absolutely stunning concert by three masterful players.

Schnell (Borel / Borghini / Lillinger): Live At Sowieso Schnell (Borel / Borghini / Lillinger):
Live At Sowieso

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An album of accelerated bebop from the perspective of the original intention of the form, performed live in Berlin from the trio of Pierre Borel on saxophone, Antonio Borghini on bass, and Christian Lillinger on drums, their goal to investigate speed, stasis and trance and play jazz "on its verge, at high speed, where body memory, intuition and the unconscious are essentials".

Ballou, Dave / Beephonk: The Windup Ballou, Dave / Beephonk:
The Windup

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Baltimore area quartet of Dave Ballou on trumpet, Anthony Pirog on guitar, Adam Hopkins on double bass, and Mike Kuhl on drums, met in 2011 at Baltimore's Windup Space where Adam Hopkins organized weekly concerts through the Out Of Your Head Collective; finding common ground they took the name BeepHonk, this being their first album, appropriately recorded live.

Celano / Badenhorst / Baggiani: Lili & Marlene Celano / Badenhorst / Baggiani:
Lili & Marlene

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Expanding the long-running Celano/Baggiani Group of guitarist Guillermo Celano and drummer Marcos Baggiani with clarinetist and saxophonist Joachim Badenhorst, this trio works to re-imagine the boundaries between composition and improvisation, between conventional harmony and abstract sound explorations through melody, groove and texture.

Dyberg, Mia Trio: Ticket! Dyberg, Mia Trio:
Ticket!

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Scandinavian trio led by saxophonist Mia Dyberg with Asger Thomsen on double bass and Dag Magnus Narvesen on drums take a divserse set of approaches to improvisation, pursuing melody, texture and timbre in upbeat and concise compositions, primarily written by Dyberg with 3 from Thomsen, imparting playfulness and experimentation to an open interpretation of creative jazz.

Chrome Hill: The Explorer [VINYL] Chrome Hill:
The Explorer [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Norwegian quartet formerly known as "Damp" with baritone guitarist Asbjorn Lerheim, tenor saxophonist Atle Nymo, drummer Torstein Lofthus, and double bassist Roger Arntzen, blend expressive forms of jazz with blues and rock in an expansive and rich set of tunes that both pay homage and look to new and inclusive formations of emotional and effusive music.

Dystil (Qu / Mayes / Ballyk): Dystil Dystil (Qu / Mayes / Ballyk):
Dystil

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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For their first album together the trio of Bryan Qu on alto saxophone & objects, Quincy Mayes on piano & objects, and Mark Ballyk on percussion, voice & objects, resolved to live together for three months, achieving through intense effort the synthesis of different approaches to improvisation to create this large and encompassing "imaginary film".

Gjerstad, Frode / Hamid Drake / William Parker: [4-CD BOX SET] Gjerstad, Frode / Hamid Drake / William Parker:
[4-CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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4 essential albums from the trio of Frode Gjerstad on saxophones and reeds, William Parker on double bass, and Hamid Drake on drums; CD 1 presents "Ultima" originally released in 1997 on Cadence Jazz; CD 2 presents "Remember To Forget" from 1998 on Circulasione Totale; CD 3 "The Other Side" from 2006 on Ayler Records; and CD 4 "On Reade Street" from 2008 on FMR.

New Thing Unit: For Cecil Taylor New Thing Unit:
For Cecil Taylor

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Dedicated to the late free jazz legend Cecil Taylor, this Lisbon sextet of Paulo Alexandre Jorge on tenor saxophone, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Eduardo Chagas on trombone, Manuel Guimaraes on piano, Miguel Mira on cello, and Pedro Santo on drums performs four energetic and well-balanced collective improvisations, respecting and evoking the incredible legacy Taylor left behind.

Nakatani Gong Orchestra: Live Concert At Silo City Nakatani Gong Orchestra:
Live Concert At Silo City

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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A full scale concert of Tatsuya Nakatani's Gong Orchestra with 15 performers bowing and striking Nakatani's collection large gongs under the conduction of Nakatani, recorded at the Silo City performance space in Buffalo, NY in 2017 in a rich, deep and mysterious album of large tones using the natural resonance of the Marine A Grain Elevator.

Rose, Simon / Philippe Lemoine: Seance Rose, Simon / Philippe Lemoine:
Seance

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Tenor and baritone saxophones in an exchange of spectral interactions that emphasize harmonic overtones and intersections, unusual emanations from both instruments in a perfectly paced improvisations, each of the 12 dialogs named aptly for locations and crossing in Englad and France, adding a sense of journey to these mysterious and wonderful expeditions.

Bonneau, Michel / John Heward / Scott Thomson : 4x3 Bonneau, Michel / John Heward / Scott Thomson :
4x3

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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An unusual mix of instruments from the Montreal trio of percussionist Michel Bonneau on congas & balafon, John Heward on drums, and Scott Thomson on trombone, all members of Ratchet Orchestra and Heward's Murray Street Band, in an album of active and uniquely layered confident rhythmic floors over which Thomson freely plays with remarkable technique.

Beaudoin-de-la-Sablonniere, Louis / Eric Normand / Louis-Vincent Hamel: Brulez les Meubles Beaudoin-de-la-Sablonniere, Louis / Eric Normand / Louis-Vincent Hamel:
Brulez les Meubles

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Seeking to extend the guitar trio into new and unique territory, the Quebec trio of Eric Normand on electric bass, Louis Beaudoin-de-la-Sablonniere on electric guitar, and Louis-Vincent Hamel on drums, reference performers like Jim Hall, Sonny Sharrock, John Abercrombie, & Bill Frisell while focusing on harmolodic force and unusual melodic lines.

J@K@L (Keefe Jackson / Julian Kirshner/ Fred Lonberg-Holm): After A Few Days J@K@L (Keefe Jackson / Julian Kirshner/ Fred Lonberg-Holm):
After A Few Days

(Jaki Records -- USA )

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The amalgamation of the names of Chicago mainstays, saxophonist Keefe Jackson, drummer Julian Kirshner and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, tenor guitar and electronics, J@K@L are captured live the Hungry Brain in Chicago in a concert of intricate, dynamic, fast-paced and expressive free improvisation with a unique palette and extraordinarily strong communication.

Polyorchard: Sextet | Quintet Polyorchard:
Sextet | Quintet

(Out and Gone Music -- USA )

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Quintet and sextet recordings from the Polyorchard group of Jeb Bishop on trombone, Chris Eubank on cello, Bill McConaghy on trumpet, David Menestres on double bass, David Morris on tuba, Dan Ruccia on viola, Jeb Bishop on trombone, and Jacob Wick on trumpet, recording at "The Store" in Raleigh, NC, for sublime and complex and collective free improvisation.

Brinicle (McCormick / Bjorgo / Antalova): First Frost Brinicle (McCormick / Bjorgo / Antalova):
First Frost

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Dynamic and compelling improvisations from the Oslo-based international guitar trio of Brinicle, an improvising trio comprised of Norwegian Hakon Norby Bjorgo on upright bass, Canadian Mike McCormick on electric guitar and Michaela Antalova on drum kit, who met in 2015 to join their interestes in the intersection of avant improvisation and post-rock.

Thornton, Giles Jazz Orchestra: Be In Today Thornton, Giles Jazz Orchestra:
Be In Today

(FMR -- UK )

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A large band project from UK composer, arranger and conductor Giles Thornton, directing 29 musicians through original works and reinterpretations of ballads like Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You", in a blend of acoustic and electronic musicians that avoids overt fusion overtones while keeping the music melodic with the occasional exotica flair.

Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith / Pat Thomas / Steve Noble: Hackney Road [VINYL] Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith / Pat Thomas / Steve Noble:
Hackney Road [VINYL]

(Treader -- UK )

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The Spring Heel Jack duo of guitarist and multi-instrumentalist John Coxon and keyboard & electronics player Ashley Wale are joined by UK improvising masters Pat Thomas on synth, keyboard & theremin, Steve Noble on drums, and US legend Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, for a six "Scene" album of staggeringly intense improvisation over rich soundscapes; superb.

Amado / Mcphee / Kessler / Corsano: A History Of Nothing Amado / Mcphee / Kessler / Corsano:
A History Of Nothing

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Following up their 2015 Not Two album "This is Our Language", the quartet organized by tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado with Joe McPhee on soprano saxophone and pocket trumpet, Kent Kessler on double bass, and Chris Corsano, a superb album of intense communication and soloing from a collective that merges free and lyrical playing, from ballads to full-on fury.

Amado / Mcphee / Kessler / Corsano: A History Of Nothing [VINYL] Amado / Mcphee / Kessler / Corsano:
A History Of Nothing [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Following up their 2015 Not Two album "This is Our Language", the quartet organized by tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado with Joe McPhee on soprano saxophone and pocket trumpet, Kent Kessler on double bass, and Chris Corsano, a superb album of intense communication and soloing from a collective that merges free and lyrical playing, from ballads to full-on fury.

Bailey, Derek / Jamie Muir: Dart Drug [VINYL] Bailey, Derek / Jamie Muir:
Dart Drug [VINYL]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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A reissue of the 1981 Incus LP of guitarist Derek Bailey with one-time King Crimson percussionist Jamie Muir ("Larks Tongues in Aspic"), also a member of Bailey's Music Improvisation Company, an album of hovering harmonics from Bailey's feedback amidst Muir's kitchen-sink collection of items that creates a unique and riveting complement to Bailey's playing.

Bailey, Derek: Aida [VINYL 2 LPs] Bailey, Derek:
Aida [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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Extending UK improvising guitarist Derek Bailey's 1980 solo album on his own Incus label with a full additional album of solo guitar recordings from the BBC in the same year, giving a fuller story of Bailey's development of his self-defined non-idiomatic improvisation, wonderfully commanding playing of great technical skill and clear intention.

Brotzmann, Peter The Octet  : Machine Gun - Alternate Takes [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter The Octet :
Machine Gun - Alternate Takes [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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First time issued on vinyl: alternate takes from the essential "Machine Gun" album on Brotzmann's BRO label in 1968, aggressive but astute music from now-legendary players Brotzmann, Evan Parker & Gerd Dudek on tenor sax (Brotzmann doubles on baritone sax), Peter Kowald on bass, Fred Van Hove on piano, Buschi Niebergall on bass, and two drummers - Han Bennink & Sven-Ake Johansson.

Leandre, Joelle : A Woman's Work [8 CD BOX SET] Leandre, Joelle :
A Woman's Work [8 CD BOX SET]

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

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A thorough overview of bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandre's recent work in a boxed set of 8 CDs and a 16 page booklet of essays, photos and credits, each CD bringing a unique grouping from Les Diaboliques to duos with Mat Maneri, Fred Frith, Lauren Newton, & Jean-Luc Cappozzo, plus one solo disc and a quartet with Zlatko Kaucic, Evan Parker and Augusti Fernandez; magnificent.

Aranda, Irene / Johannes Nastejo / Nuria Andorra: Inner Core Aranda, Irene / Johannes Nastejo / Nuria Andorra:
Inner Core

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Referencing geothermal physics in the titles of their improvisations, these three Spanish improvisers create a riveting and radical set of experimental works, with Irene Aranda working inside and out of the piano, Johannes Nastejo extending and adapting his double bass, and percussionist Nuria Andorra using an arsenal of metallic and percussive objects.

Lux's, Matthew Communication Arts Quartet: Contra/Fact  [VINYL] Lux's, Matthew Communication Arts Quartet:
Contra/Fact [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Chicago bassist Matthew Lux (Isotope 217, Exploding Star Orchestra) in an album of effusive and spiritual percussive grooves under electronic and acoustic leads, performed with Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, electronics and percussion, Mikel Patrick Avery on drums, percussion, mellotron and more, and Jayve Montgomery on various woodwinds, samples and percussion.

McCowen, John: 4 Chairs In Three Dimensions [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] McCowen, John:
4 Chairs In Three Dimensions [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Using only acoustic techniques and recording live, New York clarinetist and contrabass clarinetist John McCowen (Tweak Bird, Wei Zhongle) draws out an incredibly impressive array of harmonic difference tones, interference beats and inexplicable sound from these typically monophonic instruments, using circular breathing to create long drones and aberrant textures.

Stewart, Luke: Works for Upright Bass & Amplifier [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Stewart, Luke:
Works for Upright Bass & Amplifier [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Bassist and sound artist Luke Stewart is a Washington, DC stalwart, a member of a variety of improvised and rock bands and active in Sonic Circuits, and also an Artist-In-Residence at Union Arts and Manufacturing; this solo work uses the resonant feedback of an amplifier with unusual double bass technique to coax a fascinating journey that accompanied his 2017 art exhibit.

Ghost Trees Big Band: Goodyear [2 7-inch VINYL RECORDS] Ghost Trees Big Band:
Goodyear [2 7-inch VINYL RECORDS]

(Future Recordings -- USA )

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The hard-working duo Ghost Trees of saxophonist Brent Bagwell and drummer Seth Nanaa, extended their group to a 10-piece band of interesting orchestration--piano, vibraphones, sax, pedal steels guitar, bass, cellos and violas--taking over the Charlotte, NC Goodyear building to present their unique compositions blending conceptual composition and improvisation.

Lencastre, Jose / Jorge Nuno / Pedro Santo : 08.30/18.09/10.10/10.18 Lencastre, Jose / Jorge Nuno / Pedro Santo :
08.30/18.09/10.10/10.18

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Three free improvisations from the Lisbon, Portugal trio of Jorge Nuno on electric guitar, Jose Lencastre on alto saxophone and Pedro Santo on drums, four pieces titled for the length of their dialog as they explore spacious sound sculpting and energetic free playing, a nicely balanced set of work that transition with finesse between ardor and tranquility.

Wilkinson / Edwards / Noble: 3 Of A Kind [VINYL] Wilkinson / Edwards / Noble:
3 Of A Kind [VINYL]

(Bo Weavil Recordings -- UK )

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Recorded live at IKLECTIK, in London, 2017, the trio of Alan Wilkinson on alto and baritone saxophones and bass clarinet and the rhythm team of John Edwards on double bass, and Steve Noble on drums, perform a steaming and cathartic free jazz informed by decades of experience and a fierce energy and determination that only masterful players like these can create.

Thornton, Clifford Memorial Quartet, The (McPhee / Lazro / Foussat / Sato): Sweet Oranges Thornton, Clifford Memorial Quartet, The (McPhee / Lazro / Foussat / Sato):
Sweet Oranges

(Not Two -- Poland )

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An absolutely fitting and exceptional tribute to late trumpeter & trombonist Clifford Thornton from a quartet of NY and European free jazz musicians, particularly Joe McPhee who recorded with Thornton and cites him as an influence, plus Daunik Lazro (sax), Makoto Sato (drums) and Jean-Marc Foussate (synth), recorded live at Nickelsdorf's Konfrontationen Festival 2017.

Parker, William: Voices Fall From The Sky [3 CD BOX SET] Parker, William:
Voices Fall From The Sky [3 CD BOX SET]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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William Parker developed these works presented in three complementary albums titled "Voices Fall From The Sky", "Songs", and "Essence", bringing together new compositions with long unavailable or new versions of previous pieces, performed in various configurations from solo to large ensemble, the songs reflecting freedom, compassion, anti-oppression, anti-violence, a love of nature, spirit and creation; essential elements in Parker's optimistic oeuvre.

Lee, Okkyung: Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel.Flower.Bird) Lee, Okkyung:
Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel.Flower.Bird)

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Cellist Okkyung Lee explores her Korean roots in an amazing long-form composition combining electronics, improvisation, composed melodies and noise with Korean traditional music, performed with the superb ensemble of John Edwards (bass), Ches Smith (drums), John Butcher (sax), Jae Hyo Chang (Korean percussion), Song Hee Kwon (Pansori singing), and Lasse Marhaug (electronics).

Mezei, Szilard Septet: Hajnali APN Mezei, Szilard Septet:
Hajnali APN

(FMR -- UK )

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Serbian violinist and composer Szilard Mezei's septet in a recording for KCNS Novi Sad from 2015, three tracks of contemporarily orchestrated free improvisation performing three extended Mezei compositions, sophisticated works with effortlessly elaborate structures affording his septet opportunity in group interplay and well-developed soloing, a great achievement.

Acda, Chantal / Bill Frisell: Live at Jazz Middelheim Acda, Chantal / Bill Frisell:
Live at Jazz Middelheim

(Glitterhouse -- Germany )

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New York improvising guitarist Bill Frisell recording with Dutch/Belgian chanteuse Chantal Acda (Sleepingdog) at the 2017 Jazz Middelheim Fest, in Antwerp, Belgium, which they agreed to do based on mutual satisfaction of their collaboration on Acda's studio album "Bounce Back" that year, resulting in a wonderfully compatible concert of rich and beautiful music.

Bailey, Derek / Evan Parker: The London Concert [VINYL] Bailey, Derek / Evan Parker:
The London Concert [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Long out of print on both the Incus label where it was released in 1975, and on Evan Parker's psi imprint, this is a much needed reissue of the original configuration of this legendary album of UK free improvising guitarist Derek Bailey in concert with saxophonist Evan Parker on tenor and soprano, performing live at Wigmore Hall in London on 14 February 1975; essential.



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