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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.

Buechi, Sarah: Contradiction Of Happiness Buechi, Sarah:
Contradiction Of Happiness

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An engaging set of modern jazz songs from Swiss singer Sarah Buechi in a septet of primarily string players + drums, expanding her more typical quartet, each composition imbuing a lyrical sense of drama and expressiveness around sophisticated and cosmopolitan themes, her seductive voice interacting with the band and giving her players space to improvise.

Kerbaj, Mazen / Toshimaru Nakamura: East of Where? Kerbaj, Mazen / Toshimaru Nakamura:
East of Where?

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Turkish free improviser trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj, best known for the "A" Trio, meets Japanese no-input mixing board pioneer Toshimaru Nakamura for an insanely energetic duo of squelchy electroacoustic improvisations, both players staying on the electric side, and on the far side of lowercase ea-improv as the two ebb and flow a wild dialog of sound.

Lytle, Michael / Denman Maroney / Stephen Flinn: Itinerant Lytle, Michael / Denman Maroney / Stephen Flinn:
Itinerant

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Four controlled improvisations from the New York City based trio of Michael Lytle on clarinet, Denman Maroney on piano, and Stephen Flinn on percussion, non-idiomatic collective improvisations that often have the feeling of electroacoustic improv through Flinn's use of percussion, Maroney's inside piano work, and Lytle's upper register playing.

Palmer, Juliet: Rivers Palmer, Juliet:
Rivers

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Composer and vocalists Juliet Palmer leads an ensemble of vocalists through works that use layering of voices using lyrics from Emily Dickinson, Nicholas Power, Julie Salverson, Anna Cahtterton, and Christine Duncan, a fascinating mixture of haunting acappella interaction, solo voice, and one work with electronic backing and one over an ultrasound.

Kuhn, Peter (w/ Cline/ Clucas / Sewelson / Walton): Dependent Origination Kuhn, Peter (w/ Cline/ Clucas / Sewelson / Walton):
Dependent Origination

(FMR -- UK )

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Multi-reedist Peter Kuhn returned to the San Diego scene in 2013, forming the Dependent Origination band with a core of drummer Alex Cline and saxophonist Dave Sewelson, referencing the Buddhist concept of interdependent co-arising; 4 years later this album adding Dan Clucas (cornet) & Scott Walton (bass) represents the current state of this excellent collective band.

International Nothing, The: In Doubt We Trust International Nothing, The:
In Doubt We Trust

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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The duo project of Berlin-based clarinetists Kai Fagaschinski and Michal Thieke, (Magic I.D., Christof Kurzmann, Splitter Ochester) in their 5th album of timbre-rich, harmonically fascinating and slowly evolving reed interactions, returning to their core duo after their previous quartet album, here presenting a large rich and beautifully weaving work.

Eberhard, Silke Trio: Being Inn Eberhard, Silke Trio:
Being Inn

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Berlin saxophonist & bass clarinetist Silke Eberhard leads her trio with Jan Roder on bass and Kay Lubke on drums through a conceptual jazz album where tracks are connected by a fictional Inn, opening a literal door to the album and then introducing us to superb playing on Dolphy or Mahall-inspired free jazz, including a "Willisau Suite", "Towels", a "Wake-Up Call", &c.

Dorner, Axel / Mia Dyberg / Pierre Borel / Ernesto Rodrigues / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigu Dorner, Axel / Mia Dyberg / Pierre Borel / Ernesto Rodrigues / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigues:
Laura

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An exciting meeting of multi-generational and multi-national, forward-thinking free improvisers performing live at Klub Demboh in Berlin in 2017, from the sextet of Axel Dorner (trumpet), Mia Dyberg (alto saxophone), Pierre Borel (alto saxophone), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Tristan Honsinger (cello) and Guilherme Rodrigues (cello).

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Carlos Santos / Stale Liavik Solberg : Soon Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Carlos Santos / Stale Liavik Solberg :
Soon

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Norwegian percussionist Stale Liavik Solberg (Gjerstad, VCDC, &c) joins frequent collaborators Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Nuno Torres (saxophone), and Carlos Santos (electronics) for a studio album of often pointillistic interaction, Solberg punctuating the unusual voicing and techniques of acoustic and electronic interactions as they permute the word "soon".

Piersanti, Davide / Hui-Chun Lin / Sergio Castrillon / Ulf Mengersen / Klaus Kurvers: Discoveries Piersanti, Davide / Hui-Chun Lin / Sergio Castrillon / Ulf Mengersen / Klaus Kurvers:
Discoveries

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Four strings, voice and trombone make up the multinational collective quintet of Davide Piersanti (trombone), Hui-Chun Lin (cello and voice), Sergio Andres Castrillon Arcila (cello), Ulf Mengersen (bass), and Klaus Kurvers (bass) who are captured live at "t-berlin" in 2016 for a set of inventive and active cooperative conversations named for Greek letters.

Vazquez, Pablo: Solo 1 (Seres Imaginarios) Vazquez, Pablo:
Solo 1 (Seres Imaginarios)

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Buenos Aires double bassist Pablo Vazquez presents nine solo improvisations using an impressive and diverse set of approaches to the instrument, utilizing every inch of the bass to evoke the supernatural beings of Argentine popular culture, in an imaginative approach to sonic narrative that demonstrates powerful control and masterful technique.

Bynum, Taylor Ho : Enter the Plustet [CD] Bynum, Taylor Ho :
Enter the Plustet [CD]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum draws on a variety of techniques from improvised conduction to big band orchestration to deconstructed fanfares, with a large 15 member ensemble of impressive improvisers embodying a diversity of generations, backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender, presenting three large scale compositions that are ambitious and wonderfully accomplished.

Hybrid Ear (Schacher / Unternahrer / Arrizabalaga): Nuda Hybrid Ear (Schacher / Unternahrer / Arrizabalaga):
Nuda

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With discographies reaching back to the 80s, the trio of Beat Unternahrer on trombone and Furst-Pless-Horn, Jan Schacher on contrabass, objects and voice, and Pelayo Arrizabalaga, known for his reed work, on turntables and sine-generator, create 16 mostly improvised, succinct works that are influenced by free jazz, ea-improv, and sonic composition.

Fujii, Satoko: Solo Fujii, Satoko:
Solo

(Libra -- Japan )

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A stunning album of solo performances, the first of 12 monthly releases from Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii celebrating her 60th birthday, in an impressive set of seven original compositions illustrating her incredible skills in both profoundly beautiful and technically spectacular playing inside and out of the piano, an exceptional start to the series.

Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins): Atody Man Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins):
Atody Man

(Libra -- Japan )

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The fifth album from the French and Japanese quartet Kaze, initiated by drummer Pter Orins, with two trumpeters--Christian Pruvost and Natsuki Tamura--and pianist Satoko Fujii, all using extended and unusual techniques as they perform innovative compositions from Fujii, Orins, and Tamura with a balance of serious and playful approaches; brilliant.

Fire!: The Hands Fire!:
The Hands

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The genre-defying trio Fire! with Mats Gustafsson on saxophones & electronics, Andreas Werliin on drums, percussion and effects, and Johan Berthling on upright and electric bass, blend heavy and dark elements of free improvisation, free rock, free blues, sound and noise, and sampled overlays in their latest, cultured and crude album of brooding and gripping music.

Fire!: The Hands [VINYL + CD] Fire!:
The Hands [VINYL + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The genre-defying trio Fire! with Mats Gustafsson on saxophones & electronics, Andreas Werliin on drums, percussion and effects, and Johan Berthling on upright and electric bass, blend heavy and dark elements of free improvisation, free rock, free blues, sound and noise, and sampled overlays in their latest, cultured and crude album of brooding and gripping music.

Blonk, Jaap / Terrie Ex: Thirsty Ears Blonk, Jaap / Terrie Ex:
Thirsty Ears

(Terp Records -- Netherlands )

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Ex guitarist Terrie Ex improvises with Dutch sound poet and electronicist Jaap Blonk for 9 stories and sonic works, using unusual phonetic interpretations in strange stories with electronic asides and interventions, a truly unique album drawing on the evolution of their duo since 2012 that includies performances in Ex's Ethiopian "Soundpoetry" series of concerts and workshops.

Levin, Daniel / Chris Pitsiokos / Brandon Seabrook: Stomiidae Levin, Daniel / Chris Pitsiokos / Brandon Seabrook:
Stomiidae

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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A collective trio of vanguard improvisers and frequent New York collaborators, Daniel Levin on cello, Chris Pitsiokos on alto saxophone, and Brandon Seabrook on electric guitar, a working band captured here in the studio at Firehouse 12 for a powerful set of idiosyncratic and exhilarating improvisations with tracks and the title named for a family of deep sea fish.

Mezzacappa, Lisa: Glorious Ravage Mezzacappa, Lisa:
Glorious Ravage

(New World Records -- USA )

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San Francisco Bay Area composer, acoustic bassist, and bandleader, Lisa Mezzacappa used the 1872 writings of British world traveler Isabella Bird "I am doing what a woman can hardly ever do ..." as the basis for lyrics for her adventurous ten-part "panoramic song cycle for improvisers, with Fay Victor handling the vocals with a stellar ensemble of modern improvisers.

Lewis, George: Assemblage Lewis, George:
Assemblage

(New World Records -- USA )

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Composer George Lewis leads an ensemble that bridges compositional and improvisation skills through four large works written between 2012 and 2014 using the concept of "assemblage," a pragmatic, material, non-teleological approach to composition on four differing themes, yielding fascinatingly complex yet diverse, thrilling and embraceable results.

Plan B (Joe Mcphee / James Keepnews / David Berger): From Outer Space [VINYL with DOWNLOAD] Plan B (Joe Mcphee / James Keepnews / David Berger):
From Outer Space [VINYL with DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

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Spinning an unusual story, the trio of saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee, guitarist and laptop artist James Keepnews, and drummer David Berger envision the first encounter between alien life and a delegation of earthlings, while giving a nod to jazz's original man from another planet, Sun Ra, with a side-long suite dedicated to him.

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Music For David Mossman Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton:
Music For David Mossman

(Intakt -- Austria )

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David Mossman is the founder of The Vortex Jazz Club in London, where in January 1983 the British trio of Evan Parker on sax, Barry Guy on bass, and Paul Lytton on drums recorded their first album together on the Incus label, "Tracks"; returning now, 43 years later, to pay tribute to the club and to record this absolutely impressive album of commanding free improvisation.

Amok Amor: We Know Not What We Do Amok Amor:
We Know Not What We Do

(Intakt -- Austria )

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An edgy, technically spectacular, inventive and slightly twisted jazz quartet of German-based free improvisers Christian Lillinger (drums), Petter Eldh (bass), Wanja Slavin (sax), with NY trumpeter Peter Evans (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) on trumpet, for 9 innovative compositions that thrill, amuse, and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Eskelin / Weber / Griener: Sensations of Tone Eskelin / Weber / Griener:
Sensations of Tone

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Taking their title from a 19th century text by Hermann von Helmholtz on acoustics and perception of sound, the trio of NY saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, German drummer Michael Griener, and Swiss bassist Christian Weber present a a series of improvised pieces alternated with early jazz compositions, juxtaposing both approaches to highlight their similarities and the differences.

Wickihalder, Jurg / Barry Guy / Lucas Niggli: Beyond Wickihalder, Jurg / Barry Guy / Lucas Niggli:
Beyond

(Intakt -- Austria )

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A working trio formed from 3 generations of free jazz players dedicated to performing and recording, Jurg Wickihalder (sax), Barry Guy (bass) and Lucas Niggli (drums) spent two days at the Loft in Cologne, Germany recording this album of virtuosic skill and joyful playing, effortlessly passing from lyrical to abstract sections with always a song in their collective heart.

Cortex: Avant-Garde Party Music [VINYL] Cortex:
Avant-Garde Party Music [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Cortex propels their persuasive, groove oriented approach to jazz with this swinging album that blends free jazz styles with great hard bop, in line with a band like The Thing, this Scandinavian group wants to make your body move without indulging in excess or pandering, instead following a muse that's solidly in the exuberant free jazz tradition.

Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ William Parker): The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 1 Titan Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ William Parker):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 1 Titan

(Leo -- UK )

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For more than 20 years Brazilian tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and New York pianist Matthew Shipp have collaborated in a diverse set of projects that have led to more than 30 albums; this first volume of 6 albums brings the two together with frequent collaborator William Parker for a 6 part work, fittingly dedicated to Saturn's largest moon, "Titan".

Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ Bobby Kapp): The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 2 Tarvos Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ Bobby Kapp):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 2 Tarvos

(Leo -- UK )

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For more than 20 years Brazilian tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and New York pianist Matthew Shipp have collaborated in a diverse set of projects that have led to more than 30 albums; this second volume brings the duo together with legendary drummer Bobby Kapp, who's nimble and relaxed approach showcases himself and the duo of Pereleman Shipp with grace.

Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ William Parker / Whit Dickey): The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 3 Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ William Parker / Whit Dickey):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 3 Pandora

(Leo -- UK )

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For more than 20 years Brazilian/NY saxophonist Ivo Perelman and NY pianist Matthew Shipp have collaborated in a diverse set of projects that have led to more than 30 albums; this 3rd volume brings David S. Ware's (or Shipp's Trio) rhythm section the studio for a turbulent and ultimately fiersome album of free improv that only such long relationships can invoke.

Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ Michael Bisio): The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 4 Hyperion Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ Michael Bisio):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 4 Hyperion

(Leo -- UK )

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For more than 20 years Brazilian/NY saxophonist Ivo Perelman and NY pianist Matthew Shipp have collaborated in a diverse set of projects that have led to more than 30 albums; this 4th volume celebrating that partnership adds another long-term compatriot, NY bassist Michael Bisio, for a 10 part series of improvisations exploring a diverse set of approaches.

Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ William Parker / Whit Dickey): The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 5 Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ William Parker / Whit Dickey):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 5 Rhea

(Leo -- UK )

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For more than 20 years Brazilian/NY saxophonist Ivo Perelman and NY pianist Matthew Shipp have collaborated in a diverse set of projects that have led to more than 30 albums; this 5th volume celebrating that partnership brings the duo together with bassist William Parker and drummer Whit Dickey, where the long-term bonds of all 4 players push each to great heights.

Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp : The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 6 Saturn Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp :
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 6 Saturn

(Leo -- UK )

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For more than 20 years Brazilian/NY saxophonist Ivo Perelman and NY pianist Matthew Shipp have collaborated in a diverse set of projects that have led to more than 30 albums; this 6th volume bring us back to the core, evoking the planet Saturn in a 10-part series of duos between these two masterful players, showing fire and angular playing in mid-tempo exploration.

Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ Andrew Cyrille): The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 7 Dione Perelman, Ivo & Matthew Shipp (w/ Andrew Cyrille):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 7 Dione

(Leo -- UK )

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For more than 20 years Brazilian/NY saxophonist Ivo Perelman and NY pianist Matthew Shipp have collaborated in a diverse set of projects that have led to more than 30 albums; this 7th and final volume brings legendary drummer Andrew Cyrille together with the duo in a subtle album propelled by Cyrille's authoritative rhythms and superb interaction of all three players.

Melford, Myra Trio: Alive In The House Of Saints CD 2 Melford, Myra Trio:
Alive In The House Of Saints CD 2

(Hatology -- Austria )

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The much-anticipated 2nd volume in pianist Myra Melford's series of live performances, "Alive In The House Of Saints", documenting sublimely beautiful and innovative playing with her trio of Lindsey Horner on bass and jazz legend Reggie Nicholson on drums, performing live in two concerts in Germany in 1993.

Adkins, Michael Quartet (w/ Russ Lossing / Larry Grenadier / Paul Motion): Flaneur Adkins, Michael Quartet (w/ Russ Lossing / Larry Grenadier / Paul Motion):
Flaneur

(Hatology -- Austria )

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Much is made of Canadian saxophonist Michael Adkin's mid-tempo approach to jazz, heard here in his 3rd album, "Flaneur", which translates to "stroller" or "saunterer", an apt description of the lyrical, unhurried yet technically adept and sophisticated approach taken by his quartet with Russ Lossing on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass and Paul Motian on drums.

Blaser, Samuel Trio (w/ Marc Ducret / Peter Bruun): Taktlos Zurich 2017 Blaser, Samuel Trio (w/ Marc Ducret / Peter Bruun):
Taktlos Zurich 2017

(Hatology -- Austria )

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With a history of work in Switzerland, NY and Berlin, trombonist Samuel Blaser brings his multi-national trio with avant improvising guitarist Marc Ducret and Dutch drummer Peter Bruun to the stage of the Taktlos Festival in Zurich, Switzerland in 2017 for a set of extended improvisations, all three players displaying a unique language of incisive and fascinating free jazz.

Eichenberger, Markus / Daniel Studer: Suspended Eichenberger, Markus / Daniel Studer:
Suspended

(Hatology -- Austria )

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Swiss compatriots with a long history of creative approaches to improvisation, double bassist Daniel Studer and clarinetist & bass clarinetist Markus Eichenberger join together for a studio album recorded at Radio Zurich in 2016, an album of furtive tension and suspense, each track named for a motion or subtle action that they carefully describe.

Carter, Daniel / Demian Richardson / Matthew Putman / David Moss / Federico Ughi: The Gowanus Record Carter, Daniel / Demian Richardson / Matthew Putman / David Moss / Federico Ughi:
The Gowanus Recordings [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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A unique collective jazz album drawing on science and math in 5 improvised works from the New York quintet of Daniel Carter on alto & tenor sax, clarinet and trumpet, Demian Richardson on trumpet, Matthew Putman on piano, Dave Moss on upright bass, and Federico Ughi on drums, in a limited edition LP with a download code; superlative playing in rich layers of interaction.

Carter, Daniel / Federico Ughi: Extra Room [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Carter, Daniel / Federico Ughi:
Extra Room [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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For more than 15 years multi-reedist, wind and trumpet player Daniel Carter and drummer Federico Ughi have collaborated in live performance and on record, here showing the results of their work in this duo album, the vinyl edition of their exceptional 2013 CD release that shows their melodic and technical sides, their jazz roots, and their warm camaraderie.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepathic Allia Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepathic Alliances [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Recording in Brooklyn, the quintet of Daniel Carter on alto, soprano & tenor saxophones, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano, Hilliard Greene on bass, and Federico Ughi on drums bring together players of a very different backgrounds who share a nearly telepathic level of communication through free improv, in an album graced with Carter's poetry.

Daniel Carter / William Parker / Federico Ughi: The Dream [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Daniel Carter / William Parker / Federico Ughi:
The Dream [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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This album was developed to present Daniel Carter, typically a wind/reed/trumpeter player, on an album that included his piano playing, which then advanced by adding the goal of both Carter and long-time collaborator, drummer Federico Ughi, to record with bassist William Parker, who rounds out this excellent trio on bass, tuba and shakuhachi.

Mateen, Sabir (w/ Steve Swell / Matt Lavelle / Matthew Heyner / Michael Thompson): Prophecies Come T Mateen, Sabir (w/ Steve Swell / Matt Lavelle / Matthew Heyner / Michael Thompson):
Prophecies Come To Pass [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Saxophonist Sabir Mateen's NY based Shapes, Textures, and Sound Ensemble with Steve Swell on trombone, Matt Lavelle on trumpet, Matthew Heyner on bass and Michael T.A. Thompson on drums, run though a gamut of post-bop and collective, creative jazz forms with energy, incredible dexterity, and tremendous group interplay, a great example of the modern spirit of jazz.

McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony  (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon Reid, CX Kidtronik):
Silenced [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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A six track album from drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II written about the abuse of force from those charged to protect us, in a series of duos with amazing performances from guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Arnold Lee, bassist Melvin Gibbs, bassist Dave Hofstra, guitarist Vernon Reid, and drummer/keyboardist CX KIDTRONIX; disturbing and important work.

Meirano, Gabriele / Federico Ughi: Coordinate Orientali [CD + DOWNLOAD] Meirano, Gabriele / Federico Ughi:
Coordinate Orientali [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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A duo between two Italian born improvisers--New York based drummer and 577 Label leader Federico Ughi, and pianist Gabriele Meirano, active in the London jazz club scene for more than a decade--for an album of insightful free jazz in a dialog that shows both thoughtful and challenging moments in an open-minded, ultimately lyrical conversation between two like-minded players.

Meirano, Gabriele / Xu Fengxia: New Vintage Sessions [CDr + DOWNLOAD] Meirano, Gabriele / Xu Fengxia:
New Vintage Sessions [CDr + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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A collaboration between the China based Italian pianist Gabriele Meirano and the Berlin based Chinese musician Xu Fengxia, a pioneer in combining Chinese music with improvisation; the two first played together when Peter Brotzmann invited them to join him in a trio concert at the Shanghai Art Center in 2011, here in a duo that fuses Far East sounds and the blues.

Ughi, Federico  (Ughi / Irwin / Snyder / Adu / Swanson): Heart Talk [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Ughi, Federico (Ughi / Irwin / Snyder / Adu / Swanson):
Heart Talk [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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New York drummer Federico Ughi in a band with long time collaborator David Schnug on sax, Mike Irwin on trumpet, and Jeff Snyder on electronics, more of a creative jazz album than electric, with Leila Adu on vocals and Zach Swanson on bass on 2 tracks each; informed, intelligent and lyrical free improvisation from a tight-knit group of superb players.

Weston, Grant Calvin / Lucas Brode: Flying Kites [CD + DOWNLOAD] Weston, Grant Calvin / Lucas Brode:
Flying Kites [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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A powerful recording that features heavy, intricate and deep grooves from Philadelphian Grant Calvin Weston (Ornette Coleman's Prime Time) on drums, percussion and synths and Lucas Brode on guitars, effects and loops, a great album of creative improvisation that blends fusion-oriented playing balanced with modern sound collage and atmospheric moments.

Mazzarella, Nick / Tomeka Reid: Signaling Mazzarella, Nick / Tomeka Reid:
Signaling

(NESSA -- USA )

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A fully and freely improvised duo from Chicago artists Nick Mazzarella on alto saxophone and Tomeka Reid on cello, using flowing and long lyrical lines with an unhurried sense of depth and richness even in the most complicated of runs, and playful inventiveness throughout, opening the album with a tribute to the duo work of Julius Hemphill and Abdul Wadud.

Labbe, Pierre : parlures et parjures Labbe, Pierre :
parlures et parjures

(Malasartes -- Canada )

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Montreal multi-wind instrumentalist Pierre Labbe (Les Projectionnistes, L'Orkestre des Pas Perdus, Papa Boa) leads an insanely talented and quirky quartet with guitarist Bernard Falaise, drummer Pierre Tanguay, and narrator/storyteller Michel Faubert, creating a captivating album that transcends language in it's superb pacing, development, and artistry.

Cordame: Satie Variations Cordame:
Satie Variations

(Malasartes -- Canada )

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Montreal's six-piece Cordame and composer Jean Felix Mailloux arrange and interpret 18th century composer Erik Satie's work "17 Variations" in celebration of his 150th birthday, adding a lilting swing and beautiful features allowing the orchestration of piano, harp, violin, cello, double bass, and percussion to improvise over these enduring melodies.

Rainey, Tom Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson): Hotel Grief Rainey, Tom Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson):
Hotel Grief

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Tom Rainey's New York Trio performing in the East Village Cornelia Street Cafe, with the drummer and leader accompanied by guitarist Mary Halvorson and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock on soprano and tenor, as the three trade complex and intertwining lines and lay out solos that on the surface are lyrical while underneath they seethe with intricate interplay and bold concepts.

Sainct Laurens (Pierre-Yves Martel / Philippe Lauzier): Volume 2 [VINYL] Sainct Laurens (Pierre-Yves Martel / Philippe Lauzier):
Volume 2 [VINYL]

(Etrons -- Canada )

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Using circular breathing and continuous sound, the Montreal duo of clarinetist and saxophonist Philippe Lauzier and Pierre-Yves Martel on viola da gamba, objects & feedback is a concentrative album of understated but definitive sound that develops with a profound level of precision and control, using suspense, tension, release and confidence in each other's unusual dialog.

Lisbon String Trio with Karoline Leblanc: Liames Lisbon String Trio with Karoline Leblanc:
Liames

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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One of five live collaborations with The Lisbon String Trio of violist Ernesto Rodrigues, cellist Miguel Mira, and bassist Alvaro Rosso, Quebec pianist Karoline Leblanc accompanying on the piano as the 4th string in this open-minded equation of slowly intersecting improvisation creating an unusual tapestry of sound that ebbs and flows in exceptional ways.

Autochthon: A Autochthon:
A

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Autochthon refers to indigenous language or people, tied to their land; here the trio of Hartmut Osswald (reeds & things), Stefan Scheib (prepared double bass) and Wolfgang Schliemann (drums and objects) perform a native language of their own through improvisation in this interesting concert at Freejazz Festiva in, Saarbrucken, Germany in 2016.

Mazurek, Rob: Chimeric Stoned Horn [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD + 3D GLASSES] Mazurek, Rob:
Chimeric Stoned Horn [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD + 3D GLASSES]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The 2nd part of Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek's Astral Spirits series that started with "Vortice of the Faun", Mazurek performing on piccolo trumpet, electronics, voice, and percussion in a detailed journey, released alongside Mazurek's art opening "Constellation Scores" at URDLA, the cover showing two 3-D prints and the package comes with glasses to view them.

Baars, Ab & Terrie Ex: Shifting Sands Baars, Ab & Terrie Ex:
Shifting Sands

(Terp Records -- Netherlands )

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Dutch saxophonist Ab Baars and guitarist Terrie Ex last recorded together in 2000 for their "Hef" album, reuniting in 2015 in Amsterdam for this well-rounded and exhilarating duo album, with Ex on electric guitar and Baars on tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet and shakuhachi, demonstrating both player's growth and continued joy in improvisation.

Baars, Ab & Terrie Ex: Shifting Sands [VINYL] Baars, Ab & Terrie Ex:
Shifting Sands [VINYL]

(Terp Records -- Netherlands )

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Dutch saxophonist Ab Baars and guitarist Terrie Ex last recorded together in 2000 for their "Hef" album, reuniting in 2015 in Amsterdam for this well-rounded and exhilarating duo album, with Ex on electric guitar and Baars on tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet and shakuhachi, demonstrating both player's growth and continued joy in improvisation.

Cora, Tom: Live At The Western Front Cora, Tom:
Live At The Western Front

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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Few musicians better represent the Downtown NY scene's early years than late cellist Tom Cora, a key player who performed and recorded with John Zorn, Fred Frith, Polly Bradfield, Samm Bennett, &c, &c, bridging and blurring the lines between jazz, improv, rock, and compositional music, heard here in an exuberant and masterful solo set live at Vancouver's The Western Front in 1986.

Tandaapushi: Borromean Rings Tandaapushi:
Borromean Rings

(JVTLANDT -- Norway )

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The second album from this Norwegian electric improvising power trio, using dark rhythmic grooves over which guitar, electric piano, amplified objects, no-input mixing board, and pianet emerge, creating hypnotic states that lead to exultant moments through sinuous melody, building and releasing intensity while maintaining a consistent gauzy undertone.

Mochizuki, Harutaka : Through The Glass Mochizuki, Harutaka :
Through The Glass

(Armageddon Nova -- Japan )

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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Harutaka Mochizuki releases this solo album performing on saxophone, performing two extended improvisations that explore the instrument as a whole, producing unusual sounds from the physical and mechanical aspects of the horn alongside more traditional playing, using an expanded range of dynamics to build tension and interest.

Oyauchi, Aishi : Hidden Though It Is Difficult Oyauchi, Aishi :
Hidden Though It Is Difficult

(Armageddon Nova -- Japan )

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Aishi Oyauchi is a free improvising alto saxophonist in the tradition of Kaoru Abe and who hails from the same first generation of Japanese free improvisers from the 1960s; this album finds him performing on alto and soprano sax at Performing Art Center, using space and abrupt diversions alongside unusual tone and technique with percussive asides.

Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity : Live in Europe  [VINYL 3 LPs + 3 CDs] Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity :
Live in Europe [VINYL 3 LPs + 3 CDs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Three complete 2016 concerts at North Sea Jazz Festival, Ljubljana Jazz Festival and Oslo Jazz Festiva, and 3 CDs to present them, from drummer Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity, a superb free/post-bop group with a core of Nilssen, bassist Petter Eldh, and saxophonist Andre Roligheten, featuring 3 saxophonists: Fredrik Ljungkvis, Kristoffer Berre Alberts, and Jorgen Mathisen.

Heat Death, The (Moster / Kuchen / Aleklint / Hyouer, Andersen): The Glenn Miller Sessions [3 CDs] Heat Death, The (Moster / Kuchen / Aleklint / Hyouer, Andersen):
The Glenn Miller Sessions [3 CDs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With members of The Core, Angles 9, Cortex, &c. The Heat Death is a Norwegian quintet with dual reeds and winds from Kjetil Moster & Martin Kuchen, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Olay Hoyer on bass, and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen on drums, a blazing band of energetic, informed and joyful free improv in a long-anticipated releases presenting 3 CDs of extended play.

Millevoi's, Nick Desertion Trio (w/ Jamie Saft): Midtown Tilt Millevoi's, Nick Desertion Trio (w/ Jamie Saft):
Midtown Tilt

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Leaning more towards rock than jazz, but blending compelling blues-based improv, NY guitarist Nick Millevoi leads his Desertion project through a look at Wildwood, NY, the core of the trio as bassist Johnny DeBlase (Many Arms, Sabbath Assembly) and drummer Kevin Shea (Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Talibam!), with Jamie Saft on organ throughout.

Lumpert, Igor / Innertextures (Ward / Tordini / Grohowski): Eleven Lumpert, Igor / Innertextures (Ward / Tordini / Grohowski):
Eleven

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 3rd release of saxophonist Igor Lumpert's Innertextures, expanded to a quartet with the Chicago saxophonist Greg Ward joining the previous trio of Chris Tordini on double bass, and now with Kenny Grohowski on drums, with trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson joining on two tracks and bass clarinetist John Ellis on another, all performing Lumpert's exuberant and clever compositions.

Dessen, Michael Trio: Somewhere In The Upstream Dessen, Michael Trio:
Somewhere In The Upstream

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Blending the acoustic aspects of his regularly performing trio with unusual electronics, trombonist Michael Dessen's NY trio with bassist Christopher Tordini and drummer Dan Weiss carve out a unique territory that balances lyrical, aggressive, and swinging aspects of free jazz with other-worldly interactions, in an album honoring late saxophonist Yusef Lateef.

Cambien, Jonas / Adrian Myhr: Simiskina Cambien, Jonas / Adrian Myhr:
Simiskina

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With a discography of both contemporary and improvised music, Beligan pianist residing in Norway Jonas Cambien (Platform, Karokh) joins forces with Norwegian double bassist Adrian Myhr (Delius, Dorner, Buck) for an album that balances concentrative and muscular interplay, influenced by Cambien's piano preparations and Myhr's sophisticated techniques.

Strom, Jon Rune Quintet: Fragments Strom, Jon Rune Quintet:
Fragments

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Playing both upright & electric bass and doubling that with 2nd bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen, Jon Rune Strom leads his quintet of young Norwegian players--trumpeter Thomas Johansson, saxophonist Andre Roligheten, and drummer Andreas Wildhagen--for a live set at one of Norway's premiere jazz clubs, Nasjonal Jazzscene, for a jazz album of powerfully expressive free playing.

Tree Ear (Strinning / Troller / Hemingway): Witches Butter [VINYL] Tree Ear (Strinning / Troller / Hemingway):
Witches Butter [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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After percussionist and composer Gerry Hemingway migrated to Luzern, Switzerland he joined forces with the creative improvising community in that city, in particular with guitarist Manuel Troller and saxophonist and bass clarinetist Sebastian Strinning, the trio taking the name Tree Ear, blending free and idiomatic improv in bold, uncommon and spellbinding ways.



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