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Eisenstadt, Harris: Recent Developments Eisenstadt, Harris:
Recent Developments

(Songlines -- Canada )

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NY Composer and percussionist Harris Eisenstadt furthers his exploration into long-form composition and unusual instrumentation in his 20th release as a bandleader, with a spectacular improv ensemble including Nate Wooley, Jeb Bishop, Han Roberts, Anna Webber, &c. &c.

DEK Trio (Ken Vandermark / Elisabeth Harnik / Didi Kern): Burning Below Zero DEK Trio (Ken Vandermark / Elisabeth Harnik / Didi Kern):
Burning Below Zero

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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One of Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark's regular trios while in Austria, DEK is named for the letters of the 1st name of Vandermark, drummer Didi Kern and pianist Elisabeth Harnik, drawing inspiration from free improv, free rock, & cross-media projects of each member.

Rotozaza (Hein / Mahall / Melbye / Lillinger): Zero Rotozaza (Hein / Mahall / Melbye / Lillinger):
Zero

(Leo -- UK )

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The Berlin quartet of bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall, Nicola L. Hein on guitar, Adam Pultz Melbye on bass and Christian Lillinger on drums, using traditional and extended techniques in spontaneous compositions that blend free jazz and sound improvisation in truly unique ways.

Bauer, Johannes / Peter Brotzmann: Blue City (Live At Blue City Osaka / Japan 16. October 1997) Bauer, Johannes / Peter Brotzmann:
Blue City (Live At Blue City Osaka / Japan 16. October 1997)

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Powerful and diverse duo recordings between trombonist Johannes Bauer and Peter Brotzmann on tenor & alto saxophone, Tarogato, & clarinet, recorded in Osaka, Japan in 1997, released as a tribute to Bauer, who passed away in 2016, part of Brotzmann's archive of unreleased material.

Crispell Trio, Marilyn: Live in Zurich Crispell Trio, Marilyn:
Live in Zurich

(Leo -- UK )

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Pianist and vocalist Marilyn Crispell's 2nd trio album from 1990 recorded live at Switzerland's Taktlos Festival in 1989, in the company of masterful free improvisers Reggie Workman on bass and Paul Motian on drums.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Boogie With The Hook Chadbourne, Eugene:
Boogie With The Hook

(Leo -- UK )

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Two decades of duets recorded from New York City to The Netherlands between eccentric free country improviser and vocalist Euguene Chadbourne on guitar and banjo, with free improv masters John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Volcmar Verkerk, and Charles Tyler.

Braxton, Anthony: 3 Compositions Of New Jazz Braxton, Anthony:
3 Compositions Of New Jazz

(Delmark -- USA )

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Anthony Braxton's first album as a leader, recorded in 1968 with Braxton performing on sax, clarinet, flute, bagpipes, accordion, bells & snare, in the company of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and violinist Leroy Jenkins, each taking on a variety of instruments as well.

Berthling, Johan / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble: Threnody, At The Gates Berthling, Johan / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble:
Threnody, At The Gates

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Urgent and inspired free jazz from the Swedish/UK trio of Martin Kuchen on tenor and soprano sax, flute and retardophone, Johan Berthling on double bass, and Steve Noble on drums and percussion, recording a series of "Gate" improvisations, anguished laments of power and pulchritude.

Van Hove / Jacquemyn / Smith: Burns Longer Van Hove / Jacquemyn / Smith:
Burns Longer

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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European Free improvising legend Fred Van Hove performing on piano and accordion with two bassists--fellow Belgian Peter Jacquemyn, and West Coast bassist Damon Smith--for an album of dizzying flights and growling bass turning convention on its side in sensational ways.

Uchihashi, Kazuhisa / Richard Scott: Awesome Entities Uchihashi, Kazuhisa / Richard Scott:
Awesome Entities

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Japanese guitarist and daxophone player Kazuhisa Uchihashi joins forces with Berlin-based composer and free improvising analogue modular synthesizer player Richard Scott for an album of unique orchestration, the daxophone "humanizing" the playing with unusual voicing.

Hirose, Junji / Yoshinori Mochizuk / IRONFIST Tatsushima : HMT Hirose, Junji / Yoshinori Mochizuk / IRONFIST Tatsushima :
HMT

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Three free improvisations at the burning heart of the Japanese Free Improv scene from the trio of Junji Hirose on sax, Yoshinori Mochizuki on bass, and Ironfist Tatsushima on drums, balancing two tracks of frenetic playing with a lowercase extended instrumental piece.

Hachiya, Maki / Yuta Yokoyama / Shota Koyama / Hugues Vincent : Four Pillars Of Destiny Hachiya, Maki / Yuta Yokoyama / Shota Koyama / Hugues Vincent :
Four Pillars Of Destiny

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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French cellist Hugues Vincent recorded these improvisations in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan with well-established players on the Japanese free improv scene Shota Koyama on drums, Yuta Yokoyama on trumpet, and Maki Hachiya on objects & voice; lively, spacious and sophisticated improv.

Bucher / Tan / Countryman: Acceptance - Resistance Bucher / Tan / Countryman:
Acceptance - Resistance

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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Alto saxophonist Rick Countryman is a busy player on the Phillippine scene, here in a trio with Simon Tan on bass and visiting Swiss drummer Christian Bucher for nine exemplary examples of free jazz in the tradition, hot music that bends melody while remembering its jazz roots.

Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet : Qui A Vu Ce Mystere... Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet :
Qui A Vu Ce Mystere...

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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Two large works of improvisation using electric guitar, synth and alto saxophone from the trio of Augustin Brousseloux, Jean-Marc Foussat, and Quentin Rollet, complex and evolving works with a psychedelic edge, blending experimental, rock and jazz into something truly unique.

Lasserre, Didier / Raymond Boni : Soft Eyes Lasserre, Didier / Raymond Boni :
Soft Eyes

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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The debut of the duo between French free improvising guitarist and harmonica player Raymond Boni (known for his long-standing duo with Joe McPhee) and percussionist Didier Lasserre (Nuts, Snus, &c) in a set of beautifully paced dialogs, that includes a cover of "Nature Boy".

Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff): Couscouss de la Mauresque [VINYL] Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff):
Couscouss de la Mauresque [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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The early 70s trio of tenor saxophonist Peter Brotzmann with Fred Van Hove on piano, Han Bennink on drums is joined by trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff for a live recording at Free Music Market, in Berlin for two extended and fiery improvisations of incredible skill and drive.

Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff): Elements [VINYL] Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff):
Elements [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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In 1971 the quartet of Peter Brotzmann on tenor sax, Fred Van Hove on piano, Han Bennink on drums, and Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone took the stage at The Free Music Market in Berlin to perform this aggressive and informed album of prime European Free Improvisation.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Ramon Lopez: Ca Barbare, La! Foussat, Jean-Marc / Ramon Lopez:
Ca Barbare, La!

(Fou Records -- France )

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Jean-Marc Foussat joins drummer Ramon Lopez for an album of inventive sound and rhythm, spontaneous compositions of unusual approach and texture, Lopez using an array of percussion and drums including tablas to provide punctuation and depth to Foussant's other-worldly playing.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Simon Henocq : Nopal Foussat, Jean-Marc / Simon Henocq :
Nopal

(Fou Records -- France )

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An unusual and gripping album of electronic improvisation on guitar and synthesizer between keyboardist Jean-Marc Foussat and guitarist Simon Henocq, taking alien and abstract landscapes into intense territory over two monumental tracks.

Neukollner (Denzler / von Schlippenbach / Grip / Johansson): Sektion 3-7  [2 CDs] Neukollner (Denzler / von Schlippenbach / Grip / Johansson):
Sektion 3-7 [2 CDs]

(Umlaut Records -- Germany )

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The Neukollner trio of Bertrand Denzler on sax, Joel Grip on double bass, and Sven-Ake Johnasson on drums is joined by pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach for a double album of exhilarating free jazz that conjurs standards-based jazz through well-structured instant compositions.

Cuir: Chez Ackenbush Cuir:
Chez Ackenbush

(Fou Records -- France )

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This French free improv group performs both quick-twisting post-bop compositions and modern extended technique work, comprised of John Cuny (piano), Jerome Fouquet (trumpet), Jean-Brice Godet (clarinet), Yoram Rosillio (bass) and Nicolas Souchal (trumpet).

Grollman, David : My Shit [CASSETTE] Grollman, David :
My Shit [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

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The title and album cover give no clue to David Grollman's actual intent in creating this layered work of ambient recordings and percussive sounds, using drums, percussion, percussive balloons, and voice recordings to create a uniquely opaque narrative of NYC.

Kang, Eyvind / Tashi Dorji: Mother Of All Saints (Puppet On A String) [VINYL] Kang, Eyvind / Tashi Dorji:
Mother Of All Saints (Puppet On A String) [VINYL]

(Unrock -- USA )

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Eyvind Kang's unusual viola techniques are in full force on this album, performing 4 recordings including an Albert Ayler composition with the trio of percussionist Yaw Amposnsah and cellist Krusendi Sukarwanto; side B presents guitarist Tashi Dorji in two solo works.

Akiyama, Tetuzi / Jason Kahn / Toshimaru Nakamura: IHJ / Ftarri Akiyama, Tetuzi / Jason Kahn / Toshimaru Nakamura:
IHJ / Ftarri

(Winds Measure -- USA )

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Two live recordings of electroacoustic improv from the Japanese tour of guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, Jason Kahn on synthesizer, and Toshimaru Nakamura on electronics, spacious yet detailed interaction that draws the listener into remarkable sound worlds.

Guerineau, Sylvain / Kent Carter / Itaru Oki / Makoto Sato: D'Une Rive A L'Autre Guerineau, Sylvain / Kent Carter / Itaru Oki / Makoto Sato:
D'Une Rive A L'Autre

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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Dedicated to sailors, their adventures and rough living conditions while at sea, from the collective free improv quartet of US jazz master and Lacy associate Kent Carter on bass, French saxophonist Sylvain Gueineau, Makoto Sato on drums and Itaru Oki on trumpet & flute.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Loafer's Hollow Mostly Other People Do The Killing:
Loafer's Hollow

(Hot Cup -- USA )

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New Yorks' Mostly Other People Do the Killing step back in time to the 1930s-40's in modern swing-ear compositions from bassist Moppa Elliott, performed with the amazing septet of Steven Bernstein, Jon Irabagon, Kevin Shea, Ron Stabinksy, David Taylor, and Brandon Seabrook.

Ballister (Renpis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love): Slag Ballister (Renpis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love):
Slag

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The trans-Atlantic Ballister trio of Dave Rempis (saxes), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello & electronics) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums & percussion) release their 6th album, a live concert at Cafe Oto in London in 2015, a hard-hitting, euphoric release of free-improvising power.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Jeux De Pistes Ensemble SuperMusique:
Jeux De Pistes

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Ensemble SuperMusique devotes itself to Montreal's "Musique Actuelle" and free improv community in assemblages of some of their finest players, here in a live concert in 2016 at Amphitheater du Gesu in Montreal with a stunning set of performers presenting the work of 4 composer.

Caloia, Nicolas  : Les Bonnes Histoires Caloia, Nicolas :
Les Bonnes Histoires

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Bridging contemporary and improvised music, Montreal double bassist Nicolas Caloia wrote these pieces for textured and impossible rhythms; blending pieces by Nancarrow and Grand Master Flash; and manipulating poems by Genevieve Letarte; with supporting improv from Jean Derome & Lori Freedman.

Bull, Arthur / John Heward / Adam Linson: Trio Bull, Arthur / John Heward / Adam Linson:
Trio

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Free improvisation recorded in Nova Scotia from the trio of Arthur Bull on electric guitar, John Heward on drums, and Adam Linson on bass, inspired by the beauty of the day and the substantial house in which they recorded to create these four impressive instant compositions.

Nous Percons Les Oreilles (Derome / Hetu): Un ideal Nous Percons Les Oreilles (Derome / Hetu):
Un ideal

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Joane Hetu and Jean Derome formed Nous percons les oreilles 20 years ago, merging their expansive musical interests in idiosyncratic improvisation and orchestration using saxophones & wind instruments, objects, voice, melodica, and piano, here in their 4th astonishing album.

Tippett, Keith Octet: The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon Tippett, Keith Octet:
The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon

(Discus -- UK )

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Superlative large group jazz from UK pianist/composer Keith Tippett, presenting a series of lyrical and accessible compositions inspired by themes from Irish folk music, in a new Octet with alumni of the Royal Academy of Music's jazz programme and long-time Tippett collaborators.

Archer, Martin : Story Tellers Archer, Martin :
Story Tellers

(Discus -- UK )

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Martin Archer introduces a new sextet based on Chicago's AACM approach to free improvisation, in a 2-CD set of 6 large works divided into 5 or 6 chapters each, presenting character themes, rhythm ideas, composed duets, and improvised instructions; superb!

Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough): Sunshine! Quartet Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough):
Sunshine! Quartet

(Discus -- UK )

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A small group setting where each performer brings a composition to the session, with Discus family members Martin Archer on saxophones, Corey Mwamba on vibraphone, Seth Bennet on double bass, and Peter Fariclough on drums, for jazz that balances melodic and formidable free improvisation.

Juxtavoices: Warning: May Contain Notes Juxtavoices:
Warning: May Contain Notes

(Discus -- UK )

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Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 30 voices whose repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts, here in a CD/DVD release with a reinterpretation of early an Cabaret Voltaire recordings and a terrifying ascent into hell.

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mary Halvorson: Crop Circles Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mary Halvorson:
Crop Circles

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A studio encounter between pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and electric guitarist Mary Halvorson, both using sophisticated techniques giving unique voices to their playing styles, in a set of improvisations that balance playful, subtle, energetic, and emotional playing.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs] Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre dŇAlfortville and in the studio.

Oliveros, Pauline / Connie Crothers: Live At The Stone Oliveros, Pauline / Connie Crothers:
Live At The Stone

(Important Records -- USA )

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Two superb improvisers who both sadly passed away in 2016, performing together in 2014 at John Zorn's The Stone in NYC, originally released as a memorial for Crothers by Oliveros, and now as a testament to the incredible talents and improvisational dialog of both musicians.

Thollem / Oliveros / Cline: Molecular Affinity [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Thollem / Oliveros / Cline:
Molecular Affinity [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

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The 3rd recorded trio collaboration of pianist Thollem McDonas and guitarist Nels Cline, each changing the 3rd partner, this time with legendary accordionist, conceptualist and electronic artist Pauline Oliveros in a set of beautifully intertwining conversations.

Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett: Four Quartets Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett:
Four Quartets

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Clarinetist Tom Jackson and pianist Keith Tippett have worked together since 2001, with bassist Ashley-John Long joining them in improvisation in 2009, adding violist Benedict Taylor that same year in London, here meeting in the studio for 4 subtle and expansive recordings.

Chase, Brian / Andrea Parkins: Avalanche of Routes Chase, Brian / Andrea Parkins:
Avalanche of Routes

(Confront -- UK )

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The NY duo of accordionist Andrea Parkins, using self-designed virtual instruments, field recordings, everyday objects and small instruments, and drummer Brian Chase, applying guitar pedals to his percussion, create fascinating sculpted works of electroacoustic improvisation.

Wright, Jack / Guillaume Viltard / Grundik Kasyansky: And Surging Roars Against My Pillow Wright, Jack / Guillaume Viltard / Grundik Kasyansky:
And Surging Roars Against My Pillow

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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Recording in London in 2010 as part of series of performances and studio sessions, the trio of Jack Wright on saxophone, Guillaume Viltard on double bass and Grundik Kasyansky electronics present a freely improvised set of advanced techniques that impart lyrical warmth.

Wright, Jack / Joel Kromer / Edmond Cho: This Is Where You Get Off Wright, Jack / Joel Kromer / Edmond Cho:
This Is Where You Get Off

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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After working together in various combinations for two years, the trio of Jack Wright on saxophones, Joel Kromer on modular synth, and Edmond Cho on guitar recorded these two large improvisations: demanding and rewarding free improvisation.

Wright, Jack / Ron Stabinsky: Just What You Need Today Wright, Jack / Ron Stabinsky:
Just What You Need Today

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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Mostly Other People Do The Killing pianist Ron Stabinsky joins free jazz saxophonist Jack Wright for a wild session pushing both players into adventurous territory, Stabinsky taking up the trumpet and using dental floss, light bulbs and other objects inside the piano.

Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat / Claude Parle: Bien Mental Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat / Claude Parle:
Bien Mental

(Fou Records -- France )

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The trio of Jean-Marc Foussat on synthesizer, Claude Parle on accordion, and Joao Camoe on alto violin in three electroacoustic improvisations in a dialog of unusual approach balancing serious performance skills with quirky humor, "well mental" music indeed.

Ali, Sean: With My Head in the Sand [CASSETTE] Ali, Sean:
With My Head in the Sand [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

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An unusual album of abstracted sound and spoken word, NY bassist Sean Ali's first solo album, using extraneous and unidentifiable sound and punctuation over layered voices of varying quality in a non-linear narrative, a curious album of impressive sonic interest.

Dunmall, Paul Quintet: The Dreamtime Suite Dunmall, Paul Quintet:
The Dreamtime Suite

(FMR -- UK )

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Saxophonist Paul Dunmall's quintet with Hamid Drake, Dave Kane, Steve Tromans, and Percy Pusgove, bridge traditional with chamber jazz and world music, including a work for bagpipes and frame drum, in a monumental suite of improvisational possibilities.

Fielder, Alvin / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith : The Shape Finds Its Own Space Fielder, Alvin / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith :
The Shape Finds Its Own Space

(FMR -- UK )

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West Coast double bassist and mid-west drummer Alvin Fielder meet Norways saxophonist Frode Gjerstad at the 2016 No Idea Festival in Austin, TX, opening the festival with this remarkable display of free improvisation, a seething and burning set from these veteran players.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: Freedom Is Space For The Spirit Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin:
Freedom Is Space For The Spirit

(FMR -- USA )

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During their 2014 tour, Canadian saxophonist Francois Carrier and long-time partner, percussionist Michel Lambert, went into the Experimental Sound Gallery [ESG 21] in St. Petersburg, Russia with pianist Alexey Lapin to record these superb free improvisations.

Reincke / Huges / Popple: Play "The Trio" Reincke / Huges / Popple:
Play "The Trio"

(FMR -- UK )

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The Trio was the influential 60's band of saxophonist John Surman, drummer Stu Martin, and bassist Barre Phillips, here paid tribute by saxophonist Bernd Reincke, drummer Chad Popple, and bassist John Hughes, using their tunes as a springboard for exuberant modern improv.

Rulemares : Atractor Extrano Rulemares :
Atractor Extrano

(FMR -- UK )

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A trio of Chilean improvisers, Luis Conde on alto saxophone, Nicolas Rio on drums, and Ramiro Molina on electric guitar, with various pairings of the trio taking foreground in music that develops interesting structural compositions into tight dialogs of strong collective improv.

Govaert, Onno / Marcelo Dos Reis / Luis Vicente / Kristjan Martinsson: In Layers Govaert, Onno / Marcelo Dos Reis / Luis Vicente / Kristjan Martinsson:
In Layers

(FMR -- UK )

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With members from Twenty One 4Tet, Clock and Clouds, Cactus Truck, and trumpeter Luis Vicente's Trio, this quartet's strength lies in a seemingly casual approach to what is in execution intensely detailed dialog, each member contributing to a unique and entrancing group sound.

McDonas, Thollem / Mad King Edmund: Happening: A Movement In 12 Acts McDonas, Thollem / Mad King Edmund:
Happening: A Movement In 12 Acts

(ESP -- USA )

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A 12 act musical treatise with spoken and sung libretto by guitarist/writer Ed Pettersen about the current state of the US & how the Occupy movement has affected our psyche; developed for performance with pianist Thollem McDonas, drummer Pet Abbot, and saxophonst Jeff Lederer.

Captain Phillips (Grollman / Weinberg): Strip Bar In Mombasa [CASSETTE] Captain Phillips (Grollman / Weinberg):
Strip Bar In Mombasa [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

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A strange take on Captain Richards Phillips, who faced Somali pirates at sea, and who wrote of it and is the subject of a movie where he is played by Tom Hanks; here in a disjointed spoken narrative with sax, percussive balloons and snare drum over a live NYC soundscape.

Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn: Ljubljana [VINYL] Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn:
Ljubljana [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Celebrating the 400th release of Clean Feed Records, Swedish free jazz phenomenon, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson meets with NY jazz pianist Craig Taborn for an unlikely yet highly satisfying encounter that pushes each improviser into unfamiliar, edge-of-their seats, territory.

Angles 9 (Zethson / Stahl / Broo / Kajfes / Aleklint / Hegdal / Berthling / Werlin / Kuchen): Disapp Angles 9 (Zethson / Stahl / Broo / Kajfes / Aleklint / Hegdal / Berthling / Werlin / Kuchen):
Disappeared Behind the Sun

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Martin Kuchen's amazing 9-piece Angles ensemble returns for an album titled for the grief of those who disappear due to war, crime and oppression, music that celebrates the tense balance in the challenge to confront and lead away from darkness and tyranny.

Levin, Daniel  Quartet (Levin / Maneri / Moran / Zetterberg): Live at Firehouse 12 Levin, Daniel Quartet (Levin / Maneri / Moran / Zetterberg):
Live at Firehouse 12

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Cellist Daniel Levin's sophisticated jazz quartet with Mat Maneri (viola), Matt Moran (vibes), and Torbjorn Zetterberg (double bass) are captured live at Connecticut's Firehouse 12 for a superb album of modern improv with great skill, depth and style.

Mezzacappa, Lisa (Bennett / Finkbeiner / Winant / Mezzacappa / Perkis / Glenn): avantNOIR Mezzacappa, Lisa (Bennett / Finkbeiner / Winant / Mezzacappa / Perkis / Glenn):
avantNOIR

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Influenced by noir crime novels from the 20s set in the Bay Area, bassist Mezacappa wrote these sophisticated and lyrical compositions for selected scenes or characters, performed by the superb sextet of William Winant, Tim Perkis, Aaron Benett, John Finkbeiner, & Jordan Glenn.

CP Unit (Pitsiokos / Seabrook / Dahl / Walter): Before the Heat Death CP Unit (Pitsiokos / Seabrook / Dahl / Walter):
Before the Heat Death

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Chris Pitsiokos' Unit with electric guitarist Brandon Seabrook, electric bassist Tim Dahl, and drummer Weasel Walter turn in a fiery and demanding album of compelling free jazz, using traditional jazz structures but turning them on their head in joyfully unconventional ways.



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Moondoc, Jemeel / Hilliard Greene: Cosmic Nickelodeon

Corsano / Courviosier / Wooley: Salt Task

McPhee / Saft / Morris / Downs: Ticonderoga

Carter, John Trio: Echoes from Rudolph's [2 CDs]

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Mauch Chunk

Braxton, Anthony: Quintet (Basel) 1977

RED Trio w/ John Butcher: Summer Skyshift

Bisio, Michael (w/Kirk Knuffke, Art Bailey & Michael Wimberly): Accortet

Wooley, Nate Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt): (Dance to) The Early Music

Revis, Eric: Crowded Solitudes

Malaby, Tony Paloma Recio: Incantations