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Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth Ensemble & Ensemble Laborintus: Moments Of Fatherhood Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth Ensemble & Ensemble Laborintus:
Moments Of Fatherhood

(RogueArt -- France )

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Chicago flautist Nicole Mitchell presents a work inspired by photographs from scholar and leader of social justice, W.E.B. Dubois, about African American prosperity after the civil war, a rich and compelling set of compositions performed in an ensemble of superb Chicago improvisers.

Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum): Illegal Crowns Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum):
Illegal Crowns

(RogueArt -- France )

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A cooperative band of mostly NY improvisers-- Mary Halvorson on guitar, Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet & flugelhorn, and French pianist Benoit Delbecq, recording in the studio for a album of uniquely unusual and rewarding compositions from all players.

Rova::Orkestrova: No Favorites! (for Lawrence "Butch" Morris) Rova::Orkestrova:
No Favorites! (for Lawrence "Butch" Morris)

(New World Records -- USA )

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Paying homage to one of the most original creators in improvised music, Lawrence 'Butch' Morris, the Bay Area Rova Quartet is expanded into an orchestra with an impressive set of improvisers in three works that balance compositional approaches with improvisation through conduction.

Spontaneous Music Orchestra: Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs] Spontaneous Music Orchestra:
Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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An amazing collection of concepts described in John Steven's manual "Search and Reflect" and recorded in workshops and concerts primarily in the 70s, with participants including Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Paul Rutherfod, Ian Brighton, Nigel Coombes, John Russell, Lindsay Cooper, &c.

Giuffre, Jimmy 3: Bremen & Stuttgart (1961) [2 CDs] Giuffre, Jimmy 3:
Bremen & Stuttgart (1961) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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The sophisticated and influential Jimmy Giuffre 3 led by clarinetist Giuffre with Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on double bass, in a 2-CD reissue of their only known well-recorded concerts, alongside two tracks from their "Fusion" album not included in the ECM reissue.

Parker, Evan / Mark Nauseef / Toma Gouband : As The Wind Parker, Evan / Mark Nauseef / Toma Gouband :
As The Wind

(psi -- Spain )

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A brilliant album of subtle and masterful improvisation recorded in 2012 at and using the reverb of the St. Peters church in Whitstable by soprano saxophonist Evan Parker with two percussionists: Toma Gouband on lithophone-based percussion and Mark Nauseef on metallophone-based percussion.

Weston, Veryan: Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs Weston, Veryan:
Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Legendary pianist Veryan Weston set out across England in 2014 in search of tracker-action organs, which he tested for suitability for a planned trio album, where possible recording himself on the instrument, as heard in these seven recordings of unusual and impressive improvisations.

Nilssen-Love, Paal / Lasse Marhaug / Massimo Pupillo: You're Next [VINYL] Nilssen-Love, Paal / Lasse Marhaug / Massimo Pupillo:
You're Next [VINYL]

(Bocian -- Poland )

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A record of vicious improvisation from the trio of Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), Lasse Marhaug (electronics) and Massimo Pupillo (bass guitar) performing at the Next Festival in Bratislava in 2011, a superb example of electric improv and noise with urgent rhythmic propulsion.

Ex, Terrie / Paal Nilssen-Love : Schobberdebonk [VINYL] Ex, Terrie / Paal Nilssen-Love :
Schobberdebonk [VINYL]

(Bocian -- Poland )

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A live concert at Festival PiedNu, in Le Havre, France in 2015 by guitarist Terrie Ex and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, three improvisations using exemplary technique and unusual approaches to their instrument, cathartic improv from two well-travelled players.

Majkowski, Mike: Bright Astonishment Of The Night Majkowski, Mike:
Bright Astonishment Of The Night

(Bocian -- Poland )

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A fragile and powerful album of double bass from Australian-born, Berlin-based Mike Majkoswki, in two long works that use repeating structures that morph over time, one demonstrating the beautiful tone of the bass, the other effected and punctuated with thick harmonics.

Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: The Noisy Miner  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Jackson / Baker / Kirshner:
The Noisy Miner [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Chicago mainstays Keefe Jackson on tenor and sopranino sax, Jim Baker on piano and synths, and Julian Kirshner on drums, are caught live at the Constellation in 2015 for a forceful, demanding yet lyrical set of free improvisations, a great example of the fertile Chicago scene.

Dunmall / Noble / Edwards / Sanders: Chords Of Connections Dunmall / Noble / Edwards / Sanders:
Chords Of Connections

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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A stunning example of collective free improvisation from the quartet of frequent collaborators and superb improvisers, Paul Dunmall on tenor & soprano sax, Liam Noble on piano, Mark Sanders on drums, and John Edwards on bass, recording in the studio in Birmingham.

Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs: Electrosonics Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs:
Electrosonics

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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An album of improvised electronics from frequent collaborators Paul Dunmall on a Yamaha WX11 electronic wind instrument, and Philip Gibbs performing on electric guitar, in 9-parts exploring the unusual tonalities in both expansive and highly technical approaches.

Finlayson, Jonathan / Sicilian Defense: Moving Still Finlayson, Jonathan / Sicilian Defense:
Moving Still

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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NY trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson's 2nd Pi album, in a quintet with pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist John Hebert, guitarist Miles Okazaki, and drummer Craig Weinrib, for 6 original lyrical compositions with captivating progressions and top notch soloing making great modern jazz.

Hawkins, Alexander Ensemble: No Now Is So Hawkins, Alexander Ensemble:
No Now Is So

(FMR -- UK )

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Unusual instrumentation and a very diverse set of improvising backgrounds from pianist Alexander Hawkins ensemble, with Orphy Robinson on steel pan, Otto Fischer on electric guitar, Dominic Lash on double bass, Hannah Marshall on cello, and Javier Carmona on drums.

Hein, Nicola L. / Mia Zabelka : The Honey Pump Hein, Nicola L. / Mia Zabelka :
The Honey Pump

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Instant compositions on from Nicola L. Hein on guitar and Mia Zabelka on violin, both versed in soundscape and sonic sculptures, using extended techniques to create dense but dynamic sonic landscapes with significant room for silence.

Schindler, Udo / Marco von Orelli : Luft.Spiele Schindler, Udo / Marco von Orelli :
Luft.Spiele

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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A wild dialog between Swiss trumpeter Marco von Orelli and saxophonist Udo Schindler, recording live at the 58th SALON for Klang+Kunst in Krailing/Munich in 2015, using an insanely advanced set of techniques and approaches to their horns for intense and exultant effect.

Trilla, Vasco : The Rainbow Serpent Trilla, Vasco :
The Rainbow Serpent

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Barcelona drummer and percussionist Vasco Trilla, know for his work with Planeta Imaginario, Filthy Habits Ensemble, Cows On Trees, &c. in a solo album that takes the listener through a myriad of tones and emotions along a varied and tonally hybrid journey of prepared drums, assorted percussion

Bonga / Champion / Mwamba: Paperstone Suite Bonga / Champion / Mwamba:
Paperstone Suite

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Since 2012 the improvising trio of saxophonist Ntshuks Bonga, bassist Andy Champion and Corey Mwamba have met to perform at concerts and festivals, here captured in the studio in a dynamic dialog balancing fervent and contemplative playing with commanding skill.

Lehman, Steve (feat. HPrizm / Gaston Bandimic / Maciek Lasserre): Selebeyone Lehman, Steve (feat. HPrizm / Gaston Bandimic / Maciek Lasserre):
Selebeyone

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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NY saxophonist Steve Lehman merges his sophisticated jazz roots with the experimental hip-hop community, including French saxophonist Maciek Lasserre, vocalists HPrizm & Gaston Bandimic alongside bassist Drew Gress, drummer Damion Reid, and pianist Carlos Homs.

Wastell, Mark : Vibra: Trent (3" CDr) Wastell, Mark :
Vibra: Trent (3" CDr)

(Linear Obsessional Recordings -- Great Britain )

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An extraordinary solo EP of a tam-tam performance by Mark Wastell, one of the founders of the "New London Silence" movement and Confront label founder, performing live at Nottingham Trent University for a rich and forceful album of timbre and tone.

Ishikawa, Ko / Tetuzi Akiyama / Hideo Ikegami: Live at Kissa Sakaiki Ishikawa, Ko / Tetuzi Akiyama / Hideo Ikegami:
Live at Kissa Sakaiki

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Contrabassist Hideo Ikegami organized this trio with frequent collaborator, guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, and Sho master Ko Ishikawa, performing at the Tokyo cafe Kissa Sakaiki, presenting two sets of extended free improvisation with a unique sense of space and sound.

Jerman / Barnes: Versatile Ambience [VINYL] Jerman / Barnes:
Versatile Ambience [VINYL]

(IDEA Intermedia -- USA )

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Without referencing typical genre or style, the collaboration of sound artists Tim Barnes and Jeph Jerman moves a step forward with this 45 RPM LP release of texture and atmosphere, with assistance from Ken Vandermark, Jacob Duncan, Aaron Michael Bulter, Sara Saltau & Bret Berry.

Ewen / Smith / Walter: Live in Texas Ewen / Smith / Walter:
Live in Texas

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Seven "hyperactive and urgent improvisations" of the reunited trio of guitarist Sandy Ewen, double bassist Damon Smith and drummer Weasel Walter, performing at the NMASS festval in Austin, Texas, and two venues in Houston, Texas; rugged and rewarding exploratory playing.

Fielder, Alvin / Damon Smith: Song For Chico Fielder, Alvin / Damon Smith:
Song For Chico

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Free improvisations and a few fascinating covers of work by Cecil Taylor, Chico Hamilton, and Johnny Dyani from the duo of double bassist Damon Smith and legendary drummer Alvin Fielder, showing intense and unusual approaches in great rhythmic dialog.

Swell, Steve: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Improviser Swell, Steve:
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Improviser

(Swell Records -- USA )

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A diverse and engrossing solo album from NY-based, global travelling trombonist Steve Swell, showing vast creative and technical skills through unusual techniques that balance with inventive and lyrical approaches to the horn, a tour-de-force of modern playing.

Fenetre Ovale (Risser / Ruhl / Billet / Gouband): Deuxieme Volet Fenetre Ovale (Risser / Ruhl / Billet / Gouband):
Deuxieme Volet

(Umlaut Records -- Germany )

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Transcendental and exceptional improvisation in the 2nd release from the Fenetre Ovale project, with composer Karl Naegelen and improvisers Eve Risser (piano) and Joris Ruhl (clarinet), expanded with the arrival of percussionist Toma Gouband and violinist Amaryllis Billet.

Sao Paulo Underground / Rob Mazurek: Cantos Invisiveis Sao Paulo Underground / Rob Mazurek:
Cantos Invisiveis

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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The 5th album for Sao Paulo Underground with Rob Mazurek, bringing Brazilian drummer/percussionist Mauricio Takata and keyboardist Guilherem Granado together with the Chicago cornetist, also on keys, and here with Swiss/Brazilian transplant Thomas Rohrer on winds.

Normand, Eric: Mattempa Normand, Eric:
Mattempa

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Based on Canadian physician & author Jacques Ferron's book "Gaspe Mattempa", bassist Eric Normad leads a quintet into a mythological audio world with Raphael Arsenault (violin), Philippe Lauzier (bass clarinet), Alexandre Robichaud (trumpet) & Antoine Letourneau-Berger (percussion).

Wright, Jack / Zachary Darrup: Meet & Greet Wright, Jack / Zachary Darrup:
Meet & Greet

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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Interactive free improvisation on sax and guitar from Jack Wright on alto and soprano, and Zachary Darrup on electric guitar, a mix of intensely technical work alongside strange and even aberrant voicings from both instruments, a great balance of exuberant and thoughtful playing.

Wright, Jack : Sample Tape: 1979-1985 Wright, Jack :
Sample Tape: 1979-1985

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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In the 80s sasxophonist Jack Wright used his "Sample Tape" as a way of communicating his own personal views and preferences in his playing to others; this release updates that calling card with new, edited, and improved works, as he digs through his extensive recording archives.

Parker, Evan / Pat Thomas / John Russell / John Edwards / Alex Ward / Alison Blunt / Benedict Taylor Parker, Evan / Pat Thomas / John Russell / John Edwards / Alex Ward / Alison Blunt / Benedict Taylor / David Leahy / Kay Grant:
Mopomoso Tour 2013 | Making Rooms [4 CD BOX SET]

(Weekertoft -- Great Britain )

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An excellent 4-CD set from a UK tour of the long-running London monthly concert series Mopomoso, featuring improvisations from various grouping of John Russell, Evan Parker, John Edwards, David Leahy, Pat Thomas, Alison Blunt, Benedict Taylor, Kay Grant & Alex Ward.

Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards: The Worse The Better Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards:
The Worse The Better

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )

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CD edition of the first set performed by the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Steve Noble and John Edwards at Cafe OTO in January 2010 during Brotzmann's first residency at the venue, and the first time this trio had played together.

Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards: The Worse The Better: Live at Cafe OTO, January 2010 Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards:
The Worse The Better: Live at Cafe OTO, January 2010 [VINYL REPRESS]

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )

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LP edition of the first set performed by the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Steve Noble and John Edwards at Cafe OTO in January 2010 during Brotzmann's first residency at the venue, and the first time this trio had played together.

Hearts & Minds (Stein / Giallorenzo / Rosaly): Hearts & Minds [VINYL] Hearts & Minds (Stein / Giallorenzo / Rosaly):
Hearts & Minds [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Chicago trio of Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Paul Giallorenzon on keys, and Frank Rosaly on drums, performing a joyful album of lyrical jazz, blending compositions and free playing with modern creative skills and unpredictable, enthusiastic soloing; superb!

Konstrukt w/ Graham Massey & David McLean: Live at Islington Mills  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Konstrukt w/ Graham Massey & David McLean:
Live at Islington Mills [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Turkish Konstrukt trio teamed up with 808 State guitarist Graham Massey and pianist David Andrew McLean (Charles Hayward's Anonymous Bash) for a live album at Islington Mill in Salford England for two sides of blistering avant-funk & cosmic space sounds.

Rankin-Parker/Pearce: Odd Hits [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Rankin-Parker/Pearce:
Odd Hits [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An exhilarating and unusual set of duos for drum and cello from Daniel Pierce and Teddy Rankin-Parker, the latter known for Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, ICE, and work with Primus; together they deliver intense and captivating polyrhythms and unexpected string sonics.

Stine, Tim Trio The: Tim Stine Trio  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Stine, Tim Trio The:
Tim Stine Trio [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Acoustic guitarist Tim Stine and his trio with upright bassist Anton Hatwich and drummer Frank Rosaly, an all-star group of younger Chicago players in an album of buoyant, original improvisations with great give-and-take from a superb working band of contemporaries.

Talibam! w/ Alan Wilkinson: It is Dangerous to Lean Out  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Talibam! w/ Alan Wilkinson:
It is Dangerous to Lean Out [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Downtown NY insanely creative duo Talibam! of Kevin Shea on drums and Matt Motel on keys is joined by free improvising legend, saxophonist Alan Wilkinson, for two incendiary improvisations performed live at Sant'anna Arresi Jazz Festival in Sardinia, Italy.

Dorji, Tashi  / Tyler Damon: Live at the Spot +1  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Dorji, Tashi / Tyler Damon:
Live at the Spot +1 [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The free improvising duo of Himalayan guitarist Tashi Dorji and drummer Tyler Damon, who preform regularly as a duo based in Asheville, NC and Bloomington, IN, here in a live album of thick and energetic interaction bordering on the ecstatic, recorded in two exhilarating concerts.

Jerman / Barnes: Goethe Jerman / Barnes:
Goethe

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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An extended improvisation of muted sound from the long-running duo of Jeph Jerman and Tim Barnes, performing live at Non-Event in Boston, creating mysterious analog sounds and cycles of drones with underlaying metallic textures creating an environment of suspense.

Wooley, Nate: Argonautica Wooley, Nate:
Argonautica

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Trumpeter Nate Wooley's major 3-part work makes oblique reference to dodecaphony, ambient tape music, and the minimalist rock of Terry Riley, conceived as a tribute to Wooley's mentor Ron Miles, who performs alongside Devin Gray & Rudy Royston (drums), Cory Smythe & Jozef Dumoulin (piano).

Evans, Peter: Lifeblood [USB Drive] Evans, Peter:
Lifeblood [USB Drive]

(More Is More -- USA )

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Trumpeter Peter Evans' first solo release in over 5 years, presenting two demanding and impressive live performances from 2015/16, during Evan's residency at Roulette, and at Bop Stop in Cleveland, presented on a USB credit card drive in mp3 and wav formats, with liner notes.

Forebrace (Ward / Sassi / Horro / Doulton): Steeped Forebrace (Ward / Sassi / Horro / Doulton):
Steeped

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Blending jazz and rock forms with frenetic excitement and masterful control, multi-reedist Forebrace quartet with Roberto Sassi (electric guitar), Santiago Horro (electric bass) and Jem Doulton (drums) run the gamut on exultantly virtuosic improvisation, here recording live at Cafe Oto.

Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda: Duet Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda:
Duet

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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First meeting of Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and New York bassist Joe Fonda, initiated at the suggestion of Fonda, recording in Portland, Maine at the Dimensions in Jazz Series, a beautifully recorded and intimate duo of superb dialog between two seasoned improvisers.

Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal / Alex Dorner: Le Ring Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal / Alex Dorner:
Le Ring

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Having performed in duos previously, this trio came together at Festival Noise No. 5, at Theatre Le Ring, in Toulouse, the sound of the group is a "malleable space in which the musicians generate small or bigger shapes, simple and complex sounds, irregular and mechanical rhythms."

Thomson, Scott: Heures Indues Thomson, Scott:
Heures Indues

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Co-founder of the Association of Improvising Musicians in Toronto (AIMToronto) and a member of The Rent, Scott Thomson presents a solo trombone release of explorative approaches to the instrument, masterful work from one of Canada's leading improvisers.

Farmer / Munthe: Angle Of Repose Farmer / Munthe:
Angle Of Repose

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Texture heavy sonic free improvisation from the duo of Swedish free improviser Christian Munthe on acoustic guitar and Patrick Farmer on "acoustic turntable", each masking the sounds of their instruments in uncommon ways, pacing their interactions with subtlety and intention.

Blouin, Hugo / Claude Bourque / Paul Gregoire: L' Ossuaire [2 CDs] Blouin, Hugo / Claude Bourque / Paul Gregoire:
L' Ossuaire [2 CDs]

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Recordings of an installation piece built in Iles-de-la-Madeleine in the summer of 2013, a large sculpture made of resonant metal pipes with propane torches and whale bones, used as a huge musical instrument allowing three people to play simultaneously from different sides.

Oliver, Cody: Rodent Landscapes Oliver, Cody:
Rodent Landscapes

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Recording on Calgary, CA guitarist Cody Oliver's old resonator guitar, this set of untitled solo recordings finds Oliver playing every inch of the guitar, using the body, pickups, strings and natural resonance as equal partners in exploring unusual territory.

Usurper: You Can Do It Usurper:
You Can Do It

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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An extremely unusual album of sonic interactions from the long-running peformance duo of Ali Robertson and Malcy Duff, aka Usurper, recorded during a residency in Helsinki in May 2010, an eccentric display of vocal and aberrant apparatus with a unique inner logic.

Butcher, John / Stale Liavik Solberg: So Beautiful, It Starts To Rain Butcher, John / Stale Liavik Solberg:
So Beautiful, It Starts To Rain

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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British free improvising legend John Butcher met Scandinavian drummer Stale Liavik Solberg at Cafe Oto to record these intensely detailed yet sublimely reserved duos, three pieces segmenting the album title, an intimate and never extravagent dialog of great technical depth.

Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann: Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann:
Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Portugese stoner rock band Black Bombaim and German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brotzmann recorded this album live at Estudios Sa Da Bandeira in Portugal, a power trio + 1 of uncompromising and burning improvisation, a less common but completely rewarding setting for Brotzmann.

Damana: Dag Magnus Narvesen Octet (Alberts / Mathisen / Roligheten / Powell / Kompen / Dale / Myhr / Damana: Dag Magnus Narvesen Octet (Alberts / Mathisen / Roligheten / Powell / Kompen / Dale / Myhr / Narvesen):
Cornua Copiae

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Norwegian drummer Dag Magnus Narvesen's octet with Kristoffer Alberts, Jorgen Mathisen and Andree Roligheten on reeds, and Hayden Powell and Kristoffer Kompen on brass, merging New Orleans and free jazz traditions in creative and lyrical jazz of embraceable compositions and exceptional soloing.

Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang): What's Wrong? Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang):
What's Wrong?

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Following jazz traditions blending lyrical and free approaches with unexpected twists and turns from the Norwegian quintet of Andree Roligheten on sax, Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Oscar Gronberg on piano, Jon Rune Strom on double bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums.

Noble, Steve / Kristoffer Berre Alberts: Coldest Second Yesterdays Noble, Steve / Kristoffer Berre Alberts:
Coldest Second Yesterdays

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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London master drummer Steve Noble (Rip Rig and Panic, Derek Bailey), a mainstay on the scene for decades, with Scandinavian free improvising saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts (Cortex, Saka, Starlite Motel) for a live album of uproariously driven, skronky free jazz.

Sharp, Elliott Aggregat (Bynum / Greene II / Jones / Altschul): Dialectrical Sharp, Elliott Aggregat (Bynum / Greene II / Jones / Altschul):
Dialectrical

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Downtown New York multi-reedist mainstay Elliott Sharp in his third Aggregat release, in a quintet with Taylor Ho Bynum on trumpet, Barry Altschul on drums, Terry L. Greene II on trombone, and Brad Jones on bass, pushing elastic limits on the concepts of jazz and free improv.

Punkt3 (Pfister / Punkt / Oliveras): Ordnung Herrscht Punkt3 (Pfister / Punkt / Oliveras):
Ordnung Herrscht

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Led by bassist Noah Punkt, this young Leipzig-Zurich improvising trio with drummer Ramon Oliveras and saxophonist Tobias Pfister blend an unusual sense of humor into serious free jazz, with strange asides or layers of sound punctuating superb and energetic playing.

Mathisen / Svendsen / Wildhagen: Momentum Mathisen / Svendsen / Wildhagen:
Momentum

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With a list of projects including Shagma, The Core, Zanussi 5 and Mopti, the trio of Jorgen Mathisen (sax), Christian Meaas Svendsen (bass) and Andreas Wildhagen (drums), "Momentum" is an apt name for their uniquely building, unpredictable and atypical improvisations.

Lindberg, John Raptor Trio (Lindberg / Calogero / LaBarbera): Western Edges Lindberg, John Raptor Trio (Lindberg / Calogero / LaBarbera):
Western Edges

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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West Coast double bassist and composer John Lindberg's Raptor Trio with baritone saxophonist Pablo Calogero and drummer Joe LaBarbera presents music as a mystery to be left unsolved yet fully absorbed, as heard in this beguilingly lyrical and emotional album.



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

Braxton, Anthony: Quintet (Basel) 1977

Revis, Eric: Crowded Solitudes

Malaby, Tony Paloma Recio: Incantations

RED Trio w/ John Butcher: Summer Skyshift

BassDrumBone + guests Joe Lovano / Jason Moran: The Long Road [2 CDs]