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Shocron, Paula / German Lamonega / Pablo Diaz: Tenzegridad Shocron, Paula / German Lamonega / Pablo Diaz:
Tenzegridad

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the trio of Paula Shocron on piano, German Lamonega on double bass, and co-founder of her Nendo Dango Records label, Pablo Diaz on drums, for an exciting album of free jazz with lyrical intent and great technical skills, an unexpected gem from a part of world not well known for free improvisation.

Honsinger, Tristan / Nicolas Calioa / Joshua Zubot: In The Sea Honsinger, Tristan / Nicolas Calioa / Joshua Zubot:
In The Sea

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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The transatlantic string trio of Amsterdam-based cellist Tristan Honsinger (also on voice) with Montreal free improvisers violinist Joshua Zubot and double bassist Nicolas Caloia in an album of informed improvisation that bring an upbeat approach to authoritative dialog which is both sharp-witted and irreverent, but never less than engaging.

Lillinger, Christian / Tobias Deluis: Dicht Lillinger, Christian / Tobias Deluis:
Dicht

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Berlin-based improvisers Christian Lillinger on drums and Tobias Delius on tenor sax and clarinet in an album of powerful rhythms, instant melodies, and quick-witted responses, bridging a generation of experience in dialog and give and take that works well head on and in reserve, a great encounter from two modern and active creative players.

Duthoit, Isabelle / Franz Hautzinger: Lily Duthoit, Isabelle / Franz Hautzinger:
Lily

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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French free vocalist Isabelle Duthoit met world traveling improviser and Zeitkratzer trumpeter Franz Hautzinger in New York City to record these highly unusual duos, using extreme techniques and inexplicable intent to create 9 uniquely aberrant accompaniments to your most subtle and strange dreams; reference Phil Minton, Axel Dorner, Freddie Kruger.

Stackenas, David: Bricks Stackenas, David:
Bricks

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An amazing solo CD of free improvisation from guitarit David Stackenaus, showing incredible technique and melodic intent, equally at ease when exploring tonality and melody or abstract noisy textures; compelling and impressive playing!

Dean, Elton Quintet: Welcomet - Live in Brazil, 1986 Dean, Elton Quintet:
Welcomet - Live in Brazil, 1986

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

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In 1986 saxophonist Elton Dean toured Brazil with his quintet of Harry Beckett on trumpet, Liam Genockey on drums, Marcio Mattos on bass, and Paul Rutherford on trombone, capturing this exemplary band at Radio Culture Sao Paulo, the tapes now transferred by Michael King and mastered by Martin Davidson, presenting the entire concert for the first time.

Wolfarth, Christian: Spuren [VINYL] Wolfarth, Christian:
Spuren [VINYL]

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )

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The two parts of "Spuren" from Swiss percussionist Christian Wolfarth cover each side in an album of concentrative timbre and strategy, evoking continuous sounds that are diverted into unexpected avenues, drawing the listener into trance-like states with rich resonance, tone, and malleable rhythms, then surprising with unforseen audio twists.

Zumthor, Peter Conradin : Grunschall [VINYL] Zumthor, Peter Conradin :
Grunschall [VINYL]

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )

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Percussionist Peter Conradin Zumthor presents a stunning debut solo album, capturing one of the truly independent voices in the Swiss musical landscape in a 7-part contiguous work recorded at Radio Studio 1 in Zurich with a great feeling for form, distances and dynamics, as an incredibly focused, virtuosic, creative and deeply felt story is told.

McPhee, Joe / Damon Smith / Alvin Fielder: Six Situations McPhee, Joe / Damon Smith / Alvin Fielder:
Six Situations

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Frequent collaborators, West Coast double bassist Damon Smith and AACM charter member Alvin Fielder on drums travel north to join free improv saxophone legend Joe McPhee at Roulette in New York City in 2016, recording this excellent example of informed free improvisation.

Kepl, Irene: SololoS Kepl, Irene:
SololoS

(Fou Records -- France )

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Heard in our catalog on albums from Improvising Beings and Another Timbre, here we have a stunning solo album of improvised violin from Viennese violinist Irene Kepl, showing a great range of style and technique while keeping the music playful and interesting, invoking a quote from Trisha Brown: "Dancing on the edge is the only place to be."

Bopp, Christiane / Jean-Luc Petit: L'eorce Et La Salive Bopp, Christiane / Jean-Luc Petit:
L'eorce Et La Salive

(Fou Records -- France )

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A uniquely voiced dialog between two skilled improvisers -- Christiane Bopp on trombone and Jean-Luc Petit on bass clarinet & soprano sax -- bringing experience and technique to improvisations that push their instruments into extreme territory yielding fantastic and original language while keeps their listeners on the edge of their seats.

Rothenberg, Ned / Hamid Drake: Full Circle - Live in Lodz Rothenberg, Ned / Hamid Drake:
Full Circle - Live in Lodz

(Foundation Listen -- Poland )

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Two legendary improvisers, Downtown New York multi-reedist and shakuhachi player Ned Rothenberg met Chicago drummer Hamid Drake at Ciagoty I Tesknoty, in Lodz, Poland in 2016 to record this effusive, extraordinary live concert of improvised music, demonstrating both enormous instrumental skill while imparting wonderfully upbeat energy; outstanding!

Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh: Sex Tape Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh:
Sex Tape

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The second album between European Free Jazz legend Peter Brotzmann and US-born, Scottish residing pedal steel guitarist Heather Leigh, performing live at Music Unlimited Festival, in Wels, Austria in 2016 for a biting yet intimate set between the two, both players on fire as they weave long sinuous lines in an emotional and often brutal orgy of sound.

Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson: Falling And Five Other Failings [VINYL] Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson:
Falling And Five Other Failings [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Two versatile and innovative improvisers, Mats Gustafsson on saxophones and Christof Kurzmann on electronics and voice, extracted improvisations recorded in the studio to create the 7 parts of this rich, pulse-based and intensely understated work about Falling and Failing.

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

(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.

Apuh!: Freedom Of Peach Apuh!:
Freedom Of Peach

(Palsrobot -- Sweden )

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Great post-bop free playing from the Swedish trio Apuh! of Adrian Asling Sellius on saxophone, Hampus Ohman-Frolund on drums & percussion, and Mats Dimming on doublebass, recording in the studio in New York for 6 pieces that balance lyrical jazz with fully free improvisation, always captivating with adept playing and engaging approaches.

Hubsch, Carl Ludwig: Rowetor 04 | Rowetor 03 Hubsch, Carl Ludwig:
Rowetor 04 | Rowetor 03

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Ensemble leader and tuba player Carl Ludwig Hubsch created this musical concept inspired by the guitar player Keith Rowe, exploring one static sound in the ensemble, maintaining it and in the same time interacting with utmost care and openness for any necessary change, in a 22-piece ensemble of exceptional players.

Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini: Chants et danses  ...with strings (Vol. III) Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini:
Chants et danses ...with strings (Vol. III)

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Taking two of Montreal's most vital musicians, guitarist Rene Lussier and clarinetist Robert Lepage, and joining them with the far-ranging string quartet Le Quatuor Bozzini for a stunning album that merges chamber music, noise music, and improvisation without leaving behind melody, intention and direction; magnificent!

M(h)ysteria: Family Drug M(h)ysteria:
Family Drug

(JVTLANDT -- Denmark )

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Giovanni Di Domenico's premier of his M(h)ysteria trio with drummer Jakob Warmenbol and electric bassist Laurens Smet, where Di Domenico's organ gives the listener the impression of the classic organ trio, but instead presents a mix of jazz, prog, noise and other darkly complex music as the band explores the chronic tensions & stress of daily life.

Tigers Mind: Paradiso Pudding Mix Tigers Mind:
Paradiso Pudding Mix

(JVTLANDT -- Denmark )

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The Danish/Norwegian trio of Thomas Eiler on drums, Niklas Adam on electronics & guitar, and Danielle Dahl on sax and electronic wind instrument draw inspiration from early electronic minimalism, punk rock, noise and free jazz in the full-length debut, surprising the listener as the music shifts from abstract reductionism to full-on assault.

Musicworks: #127 Spring 2017 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#127 Spring 2017 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Spring 2016 issue of Canada's premier music magazine, including a 10-track CD of musicians featured in this issue's magazine. Contents include: articles on Craig Aalders' el8dEra 3m; , Eighty-five scores celebrate Pauline Oliveros; Toronto label All-Set! Editions; Thin Edge New Music Collective; electronic composer John Mills-Cockell; and much more!

Watts, Trevor / Stephen Grew Duo: All There Is Watts, Trevor / Stephen Grew Duo:
All There Is

(Discus -- UK )

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A strong and enthralling set of dialogs captured live from the working duo of pianist Stephen Grew and saxophonist Trevor Watts on alto & soprano, intricate exchanges of great energy but also great compassion and introspection, a well-rounded set of adventurous exchanges that highlight the incredible skills of both players.

Tin (Dominic Lash / Axel Dorner / Roger Turner): Uncanny Valley Tin (Dominic Lash / Axel Dorner / Roger Turner):
Uncanny Valley

(Confront -- UK )

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A new trio at the time, TIN is trumpeter Axel Dorner, bassist Dominic Lash, and drummer/percussionist Roger Turner, captured live in three locations during their 2015 UK tour, presenting masterful avant improvisations of sound-oriented work using an immense technical vocabulary to creative inventive and captivating dialog.

Kahn, Jason: Songline [VINYL 2 LPs] Kahn, Jason:
Songline [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Switzerland )

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Swiss improviser Jason Kahn continues his forays into vocal experimentation with this solo album, recorded in the rooms of a former Swisscom telephone relay station in Zurich, recorded in a single take, pushing himself over the edge in these unique vocal compositions that are stark examples of his creative and confrontational skills.

Jerman / Salis / Sanna: KIO GE Jerman / Salis / Sanna:
KIO GE

(Confront -- UK )

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A collaboration between American sound artist Jeph Jerman and Italian percussionists Paolo Sanna and Giacomo Salis, twelve intriguing short improvisations using extended techniques and lowercase approaches that include minimal textures, field recordings, abstract atmospheres and organic sounds.

Wadham, Rachael / Philippe Lenglet / Bruno Duplant: everydayisagoodday Wadham, Rachael / Philippe Lenglet / Bruno Duplant:
everydayisagoodday

(Confront -- UK )

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Starting from John Cage's Zen quote--"Every day is a good day"--the trio of Rachael Wadham on piano, Philippe Lenglet on acoustic guitar and cithar (a type of harp), and contrabass, recorded these improvisations approaching their instruments not for melodies but as tools for experimentation, from which this trio finds a wealth of inventive sound.

Cundy, Chris: The Disruptive Forest Cundy, Chris:
The Disruptive Forest

(Confront -- UK )

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A combination of cyclical themes, made-up folk dances, and invented improvisations from UK reedist Chris Cundy, performing on bass clarinet at the Cheltenham Synagogue for 10 compositions developed specifically for this Confront recording as playful pieces intended as popular music for solo bass clarinet.

Collusion Duo (Nick Smith / Mark Wastell): Refraction Collusion Duo (Nick Smith / Mark Wastell):
Refraction

(Confront -- UK )

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Violinist and percussionist Nick Smith, having access to St. Mary's Church at Great Baddow for music performance and rehearsals, made his first use of the space in 1996 in a duo with Mark Wastell on violincello, preparations and percussion, where they used the acoustics of the church to enhance their detailed and absorbing improvisations.

Fell, Simon H. : Le Bruit de la Musique Fell, Simon H. :
Le Bruit de la Musique

(Confront -- UK )

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The French Le Bruit de la Musique festival is run by Le Quan Ninh and Martine Altenburger, who invited Simon H. Fell to perform a solo set on the doublebass, the result being this fantastic album that takes the largest of bass instruments through an astonishing array of approaches enhanced by the acoustics of the church of Toulx-Sainte-Croix.

Shiroishi, Patrick : Ima Shiroishi, Patrick :
Ima

(Confront -- UK )

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US West Coast multi-instrumentalist Patrick Shiroishi performs an unorthodox set at 2575 Mission in Los Angeles, California, using alto saxophone, bells, electric toothbrush, ipod, pie tin, spoons, tape player, and voice to create a yearning work expressing the frustration of longing and estrangement.

Veliotis, Nikos / Mark Wastell: Live at All Angels Veliotis, Nikos / Mark Wastell:
Live at All Angels

(Confront -- UK )

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Two cellists, Nikos Veliotis and Mark Wastell, employ a vast array of expansive techniques and approaches to an actively reductionist set of improvisations, using the natural reverb of All Angels church in Turnham Green, London as a third voice, as the duo listens attentively and advance their interchanges in intricate and riveting ways.

Shipp, Matthew: Invisible Touch At Taktlos Zurich Shipp, Matthew:
Invisible Touch At Taktlos Zurich

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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A fluid and freely improvised solo set from New York pianist Matthew Shipp performing live at the Taktlos Festival in Zurich, Switzerland, 2016, presenting profoundly virtuosic playing skills and remarkable instincts in a continuous 45 minute set that maintains interest and strong bearing as he takes his audience on a commanding and coherent journey.

Von Orelli, Marco / Max E. Keller / Sheldon Suter: Blow, Strike & Touch Von Orelli, Marco / Max E. Keller / Sheldon Suter:
Blow, Strike & Touch

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Swiss trumpeter Marco Von Orelli leads this trio with Max E. Keller on piano and Sheldon Suter on drums, heard live at JazzAmMittwoch, Theater an Gleis, in Winterthur, Switzerland in 2014 for a thoroughly modern jazz outing of creative and extended approaches to the trio's instruments and approach to free jazz.

Ayler, Albert Quartet: Copenhagen Live 1964 Ayler, Albert Quartet:
Copenhagen Live 1964

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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In 1964 Albert Ayler's approach to free improvisation had found its voice, in a quartet supported by the now-legendary players Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on doublebass, and Sunny Murray on drums, heard live in a well-recorded concert at Club Montmarte, in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1964; ferocious and forward thinking, an astonishing concert!

Godet, Jean-Brice Quartet (Godet / Attias / Niggenkemper / Costa): Mujo Godet, Jean-Brice Quartet (Godet / Attias / Niggenkemper / Costa):
Mujo

(Fou Records -- France )

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The debut album of French clarinetist Jean-Brice Godet, recording with a New York quartet of Michael Attias on alto sax, Pascal Niggenkemper on doublebass, and Carlo Costa on drums for seven tracks of adventerous original compositions, using weaving lines in melodic heads that propel his sidemen to lyrically rich solos and asides.

Miller, Harry: Different Times, Different Places Volume Two Miller, Harry:
Different Times, Different Places Volume Two

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

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Compiling un-released material from late British bassist Harry Miller's recordings from 1977, 78 & 82, in bands with drummer Louis Moholo, guitarist Bernie Holland, pianist Keith Tippett, saxophonists Trevor Watts & Alan Wakeman, trombonist Alan Tomlinson, and trumpeter Dave Holdsworth; effusive joyful lyrical jazz infused with African rhythms.

Agnel, Sophie / Daunik Lazro: Marguerite D'Or Pale Agnel, Sophie / Daunik Lazro:
Marguerite D'Or Pale

(Fou Records -- France )

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The duo of French pianist Sophie Agnel and sax player Daunik Lazro traces back to their work in the quartet Qwat Neum Sixx; here the two as a duo are caught live at the "DOM" Cultural Centre, in Moscow in 2016 for 6 improvisations, contemplative to explosive dialog, inspired by the Russian novel "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov.

Maneri, Mat / Evan Parker / Lucian Ban: Sounding Tears Maneri, Mat / Evan Parker / Lucian Ban:
Sounding Tears

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Viola improviser and composer Mat Maneri leads this trio with British UK legend Evan Parker on soprano and tenor saxophone and Romanian ex-patriot and frequent collaborator Lucian Ban on piano, for ten compositions blending tradition, song, and improvisational tactics, recalling 20th century modern classical music in addition to jazz.

Meridian Trio (Mazzarella / Ulery / Cunningham): Triangulum Meridian Trio (Mazzarella / Ulery / Cunningham):
Triangulum

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A lyrical outing from the Chicago working trio of Nick Mazzarella on alto saxophone, Matt Ulery on doublebass, and Jeremy Cunningham on drums, performing live at the Whistler in Chicago, Illinois in 2016, recorded for this debut album of Mazzarella compositions, flexible pieces that balance jazz traditions with avant options for the players.

Pavone, Mario (Pavone / Ballout / Malaby / Noriega / McEachern / Sarin): Vertical Pavone, Mario (Pavone / Ballout / Malaby / Noriega / McEachern / Sarin):
Vertical

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Drawing from some of the finest players on the New York Downtown jazz scene, with Dave Ballou on trumpet, Tony Malaby and Oscar Noriega on reeds, Peter McEachern on trombone and Michael Sarin on drums, double bassist Mario Pavone presents a set of 11 new compositions of lyrical and sophisticated jazz anchored by the leader's powerful compositional structures.

Rova / Bruckmann & Kaiser: Steve Lacy's Saxophone Special Revisited Rova / Bruckmann & Kaiser:
Steve Lacy's Saxophone Special Revisited

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Californian saxophone quartet composed of Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs and Jon Raskin is extended with Henry Kaiser on guitar and Kyle Bruckmann on analog synth to perform the music of saxophone legend Steve Lacy in 7 compositions, putting an eclectic spin on the iconic composer and performer's music.

Rune Your Day (Mathisen / Roligheten / Nergaard / Skalstad): Rune Your Day Rune Your Day (Mathisen / Roligheten / Nergaard / Skalstad):
Rune Your Day

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Rather than ancient Germanic alphabet letters, "Rune" Your Day is named for Norwegian composer and band-leader, double bassist Rune Nergaard [Bushman's Revenge], and his quartet with Jorgen Mathisen on alto & soprano sax & clarinet, Andre Roligheten on tenor & baritone sax, and Axel Skalstad on drums, for an album of concentrated, creative jazz.

Chamber 4 (Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / dos Reis): City Of Light Chamber 4 (Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / dos Reis):
City Of Light

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A live concert at Les Soirees Tricot Festival in Paris, France in 2016, dedicated to the "City of Light", from the quartet of Luis Vicente on trumpet, Theo Ceccaldi on violin, Valentin Ceccaldi on cello and Marcelo dos Reis on acoustic guitar and prepared guitar, in music that, like the city, exhibits gorgeous simplicity through intricate sophistication.

Angles 9: Disappeared Behind the Sun [VINYL] Angles 9:
Disappeared Behind the Sun [VINYL]

(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.

Honest John (Moe / Johannesen / Hoyer / Nylander / Holm): International Breakthrough Honest John (Moe / Johannesen / Hoyer / Nylander / Holm):
International Breakthrough

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Scandinavian quintet of Ole-Henrik Moe on violin, Kim Johannesen on guitar; Ola Hoyer on double bass; Erik Nylander on drums & drum machine; and Klaus Ellerhusen-Holm on alto saxophone and Bb on clarinet, in a daring album of mostly Ellerhusen-Holm compositions, arranged collectively into these creative and energetic gems.

Selva, The (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao): The Selva Selva, The (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao):
The Selva

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Portuguese trio The Selva of Ricardo Jacinto (cello), Goncalo Almeida (double bass) and Nuno Morao (drums) in an album building on world and historic music forms focused through modern improviser's ears, creating a hybrid approach that slowly reveals its jazz roots in an unhurried but cultured take on new creative music.

Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen): Enter Humcrush Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen):
Enter Humcrush

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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After a six year break the Humcrush duo of Stale Storlokken on keys and Thomas Stronen on drums & electronics return with this studio album of rhythmic angularities and experimental sound worlds, drawing on their experiences with bands including Supersilent, Food, Elephant9, Time is a blind guide, Meadow and Motorpsycho.

Abrams, Joshua Natural Information Society: Simultonality [VINYL] Abrams, Joshua Natural Information Society:
Simultonality [VINYL]

(Eremite -- USA )

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Chicago bassist and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Abrams follows up his incredible "Simultonality" album with this faster-paced album recorded with his Natural Information Society, joining traditional musics, American minimalism & jazz with the gnawa ceremonial instrument the guimbri.

Thollem / Mazurek: Blind Curves and Box Canyons Thollem / Mazurek:
Blind Curves and Box Canyons

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Recorded at an exhibition of visual works by Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek in Texas, this was the first meeting with pianist Thollem McDonas, in an ardent session of explorative improvisation using electric and analog piano, sythn, samplers, cornet, voice, bells and effects; inquisitive and cathartic music of great drive.

JR3 (Olaf Rupp / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder): Happy Jazz JR3 (Olaf Rupp / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder):
Happy Jazz

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The Berlin trio of Rudi Mahall on clarinet and bass clarinet, Olaf Rupp on electric and acoustic guitar and Jan Roder on double bass in an ironically packaged album of free improvisation of the highest standard, taking the listener on a journey of informed free jazz that references the past in thoroughly modern approaches to creative music.

Marsella, Brian: Buer: The Book of Angels Volume 31 Marsella, Brian:
Buer: The Book of Angels Volume 31

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Brian Marsella, pianist from Banquet of the Spirits, Zion80 and The Flail, in a trio album taking on John Zorn's Masada compositions, The Book of Angels, with the actual Masada rhythm section of Trevor Dunn on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, in 16 lyrical and effusive pieces focused through the eyes of piano masters from Satie to Pullen.

Runcible Quintet, The (featuring John Edwards / Neil Metcalfe): Five Runcible Quintet, The (featuring John Edwards / Neil Metcalfe):
Five

(FMR -- UK )

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The Runciple Quintet of John Edwards on double bass, Marcello Magliocchi on drums, Neil Metcalfe on flute, Adrian Northover on soprano saxophone, and Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar recording at IKLECTIC, in London in 2016 for 5 excellent examples of detailed, collective improvisation.

Dunmall / Edwards / Noble / Sanders: Go Straight Around The Square Dunmall / Edwards / Noble / Sanders:
Go Straight Around The Square

(FMR -- UK )

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The stellar quartet of Paul Dunmall on tenor and soprano saxophone, John Edwards on bass, Liam Noble on piano, and Mark Sanders on drums performing 2 extended improvisations balancing energetic playing with contemplative conversation, captured live at the Vortex, in London, England, in 2016.

Gauden / Hanslip: And How The Who Can Think the What... Gauden / Hanslip:
And How The Who Can Think the What...

(FMR -- UK )

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UK Tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip and drummer Ed Gauden in their 3rd record together, here stripped down to a duo, inspired by a planned trio concert where the pianist was unable to perform; the resulting show worked so well that the two decided to take it to the studio, this album the result of impressive avant interchanges in 8 succinct tracks.

Mezei, Szilard: Still Now (If You Still) Mezei, Szilard:
Still Now (If You Still)

(FMR -- UK )

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An exciting album crossing free improvisation with chamber approaches and extended techniques from Serbian violist Szilard Mezei performing in a trio with pianist Marina Dzukljev and drummer/percussionist Vasco Trilla, recording in Novi Sad, Serbia in 2017.

Schindler, Udo / Ove Volquartz: Answers And Maybe A Question? Schindler, Udo / Ove Volquartz:
Answers And Maybe A Question?

(FMR -- UK )

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Udo Schindler's Salon for Sound and Art at Krailing in Krailing, Germany is the setting for this superb live duo concert, capturing Schindler and Ove Volquartz both on bass and double bass clarinet, showing the breadth of sonic possibilites and diverse approaches from the deepest of clarinets performed by two masterful musicians.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Rafal Mazur: Oneness Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Rafal Mazur:
Oneness

(FMR -- UK )

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The well-traveled working group of Francois Carrier (alto saxophone, Chinese oboe), Michel Lambert (drums) and Rafal Mazur (acoustic bass guitar) performing live at Alchemia Club in Krakow, Poland in 2015 for an excellent example of collective free improvisation with distinctive and unconventional approaches to their dialog.

Burke, Rob / George Lewis / Paul Grabowsky / Mark Helias: Shift Burke, Rob / George Lewis / Paul Grabowsky / Mark Helias:
Shift

(FMR -- UK )

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A meeting in NY's Lower East Village between four improvisors--Robert Burke on saxes, George Lewis on trombone & electronics, Paul Grabowsky on piano & snare drum, and Mark Helias on acoustic bass--playing a pre-composed work, blending 21st century composition with modern jazz sensibility, enhanced by Lewis' computer-based "shapeshifts".

Contida, Pedra : Amethyst Contida, Pedra :
Amethyst

(FMR -- UK )

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The Portugese quintet of Angelica V. Salvi on harp, Miguel Carvalhais on computer, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone, Marcello doe Reis on electric guitar, and Joao Pais Filipe on drums & percussion in a live concert in Brazil at Salao for a far-ranging album of electroacoustic free improvisation, beautifully building to frenetic, collective dialog.

Long, Ashley John: PSI Long, Ashley John:
PSI

(FMR -- UK )

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Virtuoso UK bassist Ashley John Long presents a startling array of approaches and techniques on the double bass over 11 improvisations, from concise shorter presentations to expansive displays of skill, excitement or introspection, all with an ear to captivating his listener.



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