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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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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 )

Price: $7.95    

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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 )

Price: $6.76    

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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 )

Price: $7.95    

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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 )

Price: $7.95    

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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 )

Price: $7.95    

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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 )

Price: $13.95    

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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 )

Price: $13.95    

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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 )

Price: $16.95    

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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 )

Price: $11.95    

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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 )

Price: $17.95    

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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 )

Price: $14.95    

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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 )

Price: $14.95    

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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 )

Price: $14.95    

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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 )

Price: $14.95    

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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 )

Price: $14.95    

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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 )

Price: $14.95    

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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.

Lindberg, John BC3 (Lindberg / Harrison / Norton): Born In An Urban Ruin Lindberg, John BC3 (Lindberg / Harrison / Norton):
Born In An Urban Ruin

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Masterful NY double bassist in a trio with vibraphonist Kevin Norton and clarinetist Wendell Harrison, in an exquisite jazz album with what Linberg describes as a "post-industrial rust belt aesthetic", alongside a 3 part tribute to the late trumpeter Roy Campbell.

Cortex (Johansson / Alberts / Hoyer / Nilssen): Live in New York [VINYL] Cortex (Johansson / Alberts / Hoyer / Nilssen):
Live in New York [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $24.95    

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Approaching the free side of 60s postbop in the Ornette Coleman vein, the Cortex quartet of Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Kristoffer Alberts (sax), Ola Hoyer (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums) are captured for a dynamic and captivating set at IBeam in Brooklyn in 2015.

Unnatural Ways: We Aliens Unnatural Ways:
We Aliens

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Moving from Oakland to Brooklyn guitarist Ava Mendoza's improvising rock trio Unnatural Ways with Tim Dahl (bass) and Sam Ospovat (drums) release their first Tzadik album of blistering psychedelic blues based instrumentals, wonderfully deformed, cutting edge rock.

Leandre, Joelle 10: Can You Hear Me? Leandre, Joelle 10:
Can You Hear Me?

(Ayler Records -- France )

Price: $15.26    

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Known mostly as a masterful improviser, this 2015 live performance of her 2009 work for a tenet crosses compositional and improvisation boundaries, reflecting on her 40 year career while bringing out new subtleties from its original release, here with a superb set of performers.

Blanc, Michel : Le Miroir des Ondes Blanc, Michel :
Le Miroir des Ondes

(Ayler -- France )

Price: $14.41    

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Percussionist Michel Blanc's astounding 12-part work was composed around news events that occurred between 1972-89, in a tour-de-force of music drawing from improvised music, RIO oriented rock, and concrete sound; with Marc Ducret, Annabelle Playe, Anne Gimenez, & Antonin Rayon.

Noble, Steve / Daniel Thompson: Sunday Afternoon (Live At The Hundred Years Gallery) Noble, Steve / Daniel Thompson:
Sunday Afternoon (Live At The Hundred Years Gallery)

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95    

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A recording of two London based improvisers of different generations communing in the resonant surroundings of the 100 Years Gallery, with drummer Noble creating glittering bell and gong like tones over which guitar Thompson hangs fractured harmonics and strange bending chords.

Sealed Knot, The : Trembling Shade Sealed Knot, The :
Trembling Shade

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95    

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Two 2015 recordings at Exploratorium in Berlin, 2015 from the long-running project The Sealed Knot of percussionist Burkhard Beins, harpist Rhodri Davies, and double bassist Mark Wastell, in a dynamic set of percussive invocations and detailed sound work of unusual technique.

Akode (Wilkinson / Johannsesn / Hoyer / Andersen): North And South Akode (Wilkinson / Johannsesn / Hoyer / Andersen):
North And South

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95    

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Akode is the UK/Norwegian quartet of Alan Wilkinson on saxophone & clarinet, Kim Johannesen on guitar, Ola Hoyer on double bass, and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen on drums, bring masterful experience and youthful enthusiasm together for a strong concert at Cafe Oto.

Bay's Leap: Swans Over Dorking Bay's Leap:
Swans Over Dorking

(Citystream -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95    

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The debut album by the British Improvised Music trio Bay's Leap of clarinetist Noel Taylor, pianist Clare Simmonds and cellist James Barralet, presenting 11 spontaneously improvised compositions that bridge avant jazz and contemporary classical chamber music.

Alonso, Edith: Collapse Alonso, Edith:
Collapse

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

Price: $15.95    

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Madrid multi-instrumentalist and cross media artist Edith Alonso in an album of prepared solo electric bass improvisations, a four part work of muscular and shadowy sound, dark vibrations with crepitating edges making a sinister and cathartic dungeon of sound.

Wastell, Mark : Quartet Wastell, Mark :
Quartet

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95    

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As close to straight-ahead improvisation as you'll hear from audio explorer Mark Wastell, in an authoritative quartet of free improvisers, with both Olie Brice and Dominic Lash on double bass, Alan Wilkinson on alto sax, and Wastell himself on violoncello.

Corsano, Chris / Massimo Pupillo: Via Combusta [VINYL] Corsano, Chris / Massimo Pupillo:
Via Combusta [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $20.66    

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A dark and powerful album of drums, percussion, and electric bass from the duo of Italian bassist Massimo Pupillo (Zu) and NY drummer Chris Corsano, both using a myriad of percussive and electronic strategies to create soundscapes that keep the listener on the edge of their seat.

Full Blast (Brotzmann / Pliakas / Wertmuller): Risc [VINYL 2 LPs] Full Blast (Brotzmann / Pliakas / Wertmuller):
Risc [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $26.96    

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Full Blast, the long-running trio of Peter Brotzmann (reeds), Marino Pliakis (electric bass) and Michael Wertmuller (drums), recording in the studio for an album of seven masterful free improvisations of strong technical and powerfully intense playing.

Yagi, Michiyo / Lasse Marhaug / Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love: Soul Stream Yagi, Michiyo / Lasse Marhaug / Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Soul Stream

(PNL -- Norway )

Price: $14.95    

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A intensely introspective album of free improvisation from frequent collaborators, reed and trumpter Joe McPhee, drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, electronic artist Lasse Marhaug, and Japanese koto player Michiyo Yagi, performing live at GOK Sound in Tokyo, 2013; beautiful.

Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer: Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs] Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer:
Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $29.95    

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A stunning example of modern creative improv from the duo of bassists Peter Frey and Daniel Studer, in concert with configurations of duos, trios and one septet, with performers including John Butcher, Hans Koch, Magda Mayas, Jacques Demierre, Gerry Hemingway, &c. &c.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio / Whit Dickey: Soul Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio / Whit Dickey:
Soul

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.45    

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The long–running duo of NY pianist Matthew Shipp and Brazilian/NY saxophonist Ivo Perelman forms the basis for this excellent quartet, with mainstays Michael Bisio on bass and Whit Dickey on drums, in an expressive and soulful album that balances enthusiasm and brilliant restraint.

Prual, Matthieu: Inside Walks Prual, Matthieu:
Inside Walks

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A unique approach to solo reeds and winds from French multi-reedist Matthieu Prual, also on flute and ORLA Keyboard, maintaining lyrical and comprehensible approaches with strong technical skills in captivating and succinct statements, truly excellent work.

Rodrigues / Greenlief / Swafford: Sidereus Nuncius Rodrigues / Greenlief / Swafford:
Sidereus Nuncius

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An extended and far-ranging acoustic free improvisation from the trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Phillip Greenlief on tenor sax, and Tom Wafford on violin, recorded live at the Gallery 1412 during the Seattle Improvised Music Festival of 2006.

Edi Olvitt (Robert / Stokart / Chkifi): LOLO Edi Olvitt (Robert / Stokart / Chkifi):
LOLO

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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Citing their influences as Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, John Zorn, and Steve Lacy, the Brussels-based bassless jazz trio of Quentin Stokart (guitar), Mathieu Robert (sax), and Nicolas Chkifi (drums) play lyrical and intelligently restrained music.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Corpo Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Corpo

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.45    

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After many years working together in the vital Downtown NY scene, saxophonist Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp take their playing the next step after their previous duo "Callas", in thoughtful improv that expresses in both their mutual language and masterful skills.

Perelman, Ivo / Karl Berger: The Hitchhiker Perelman, Ivo / Karl Berger:
The Hitchhiker

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.45    

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The second CD that NY saxophonist Ivo Perelman has recorded with Ornette alumni Karl Berger, the first with Berger on piano, and here on vibraphone, opening new aspects of sound to the commanding dialog between these two friends and seasoned improvisers.

Butcher, John / Michael Duch: Fjordgata Butcher, John / Michael Duch:
Fjordgata

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95    

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A live recording at the Jazzfest Trondheim, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunst, in May 2015 from the freely improvising duo of John Butcher and contrabassist Michael Duch, a superb extended concert of incredible reed technique and concept anchored by Duch's flexible bass work.

Riley, Terry: The 3 Generations Trio Riley, Terry:
The 3 Generations Trio

(Angelica -- Italy )

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Recorded during the 2013 Angelica Festival at Teatro Comunale, Terry Riley's 3 Generations Trio bring Riley on synth, piano and Indian influenced vocals together with son Gyan on guitar and Tracy Silverman on electric violin for an immersive and meditative performance.

Costa, Carlos: Door of No Return Costa, Carlos:
Door of No Return

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Double-bassist Carlo Costa, originally from the Canary Islands and who has worked with Tim Berne, Tomas Fujiwara, Ingar Zach, Wade Matthews, &c. in a solo album of solid and unusual bass technique including plucking, bowing and scraping, in his 9-part series of "Doors".

XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot): Pah' XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot):
Pah'

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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The duo of Paul Abbot on drum kits, percussion & computer, and Seymour Wright on alto saxophone and feedback, in a massive edge-of-your seat live recording from London's Cafe Oto in 2015, a mix of brutal and beautiful playing with unexpected and surprising twists.

Bourne / Davis / Kane: Broken Light Bourne / Davis / Kane:
Broken Light

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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A live recording at Belfast's Sonic Arts Research Centre during the Translating Improvisation: Beyond Disciplines Beyond Borders colloquium, from the intrepid improvising trio of Matthew Bourne (piano), Steve Davis (drums) and Dave Kane (double bass).

Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris: Blue Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris:
Blue

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.45    

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Referencing the color "blue" rather than the blues themselves, the duo of New York tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and Joe Morris on acoustic guitar present free improvisations balancing technical and melodic musings, an intimate and thoughtful album of concentrative playing.

Nilssen-Love, Paal: News From the Junkyard [VINYL] Nilssen-Love, Paal:
News From the Junkyard [VINYL]

(PNL -- Norway )

Price: $21.21    

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Assembling a wide range of percussive instruments accumulated through world travels, from Korean gongs to scrap metal sheets from Ethiopia, Paal Nilssen-Love presents an intense and wide-ranging solo percussion tour-de-force, recorded in Oslo by frequent collaborator Lasse Marhaug.

Chrysakis, Thanos: ΜΑΓΜΑ / MAGMA Chrysakis, Thanos:
ΜΑΓΜΑ / MAGMA

(Monochrome Vision -- Russia )

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An extended electroacoustic piece recorded in 2011 and named as an apt description of the bubbling, dense and intense flow of sound Chrysakis generates using electronic devices, acoustic sounds and field recordings, an absorbing work of audio flux and percolation.

Kahn, Jason: For Voice Kahn, Jason:
For Voice

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Two concert improvisations for unamplified voice recorded in Canberra, Australia at the 2015 SoundOut Festival and in Tokyo, Japan at the Kid Ailack Art Hall in 2014, using extended vocal techniques and leveraging the room acoustics and social space between Kahn and the audience.

Nabatov, Simon / Mark Dresser / Dominik Mahnig: Equal Poise Nabatov, Simon / Mark Dresser / Dominik Mahnig:
Equal Poise

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Live at the LOFT in Cologne, Germany, the trio of German-based Russian pianist Simon Nabatov with NY Downtown double bassist Mark Dresser and relative newcomer Dominik Manhig on drums, expressive collective improvisation using edgy techniques in impressive dialog.

Oberg, Uwe / Silke Eberhardt: Turns Oberg, Uwe / Silke Eberhardt:
Turns

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Playful, joyful and absolutely commanding performances from the duo of German pianist Uwe Oberg and Silke Eberhard on alto sax and clarinet, performing both live and in the studio on original compositions and pieces by Carla Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, and Annette Peacock.

Oberg, Uwe: Twice, At Least Oberg, Uwe:
Twice, At Least

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Live recordings from 2012 & 2015 by German pianist Uwe Oberg performing a mix of original compositions and work by Monk, Bley, Lacy, & A. Peacock, balancing melodic and exploratory playing with passionate conviction backed by masterly skills and impeccable pacing.

Oliveros, Pauline / Roscoe Mitchell / John Tilbury / Wadada Leo Smith: Nessuno Oliveros, Pauline / Roscoe Mitchell / John Tilbury / Wadada Leo Smith:
Nessuno

(Angelica -- Italy )

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The unexpected and open-minded quartet of Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tilbury and Wadada Leo Smith performing live in Italy at the Angelika Festival in 2011, presenting the three part improvised work "Nessuno"; delicate, virtuosic, rewarding music from 4 masters.

Social Insects (Koch / Badrut): Social Insects II Social Insects (Koch / Badrut):
Social Insects II

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Sparse yet intently focused interaction with unusual timbre and technique in the 2nd release from the working duo of Hans Koch (Koch-Schutz-Studer) and Gaudenz Badrutt (strom), pairing reeds and electronics in micro-world improvisations that delight in subtlety.

Stones Of Contention : Stones Of Contention Stones Of Contention :
Stones Of Contention

(Citystream -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95    

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Sicilian pianist Tommaso Vespo assembled the multinational sextet of Antonio Aiella (bass), Noel Taylor (clarinet), Antonio Longo (drums), Nicola Hein (guitar), Ricardo Teje (saxophone), and Tommaso Vespo (piano), blending lyrical jazz, chamber, and free improvisation.

Voutchkova, Biliana / Ernesto Rodrigues / Micha Rabuske: 77 Kids Voutchkova, Biliana / Ernesto Rodrigues / Micha Rabuske:
77 Kids

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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Exploratory free improvisation with an emphasis on strings from the trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Biliana Voutchkova on violin, and Micha Rabuske on flutes & sax, collective conversation with scraping and overblowing mutating their sound in interesting and curious ways.

Large Unit: Ana Large Unit:
Ana

(PNL -- Norway )

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Drummer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit recorded this ecstatic, Brazilian influenced material in 2015 after a mammoth European and North-American tour, hours after their performance at the 2015 Oslo Jazzfestival with an extended line-up with Brazilian percussion players.

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Steam In the Casa

(PNL -- Norway )

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A live recording from the Casa Del Popolo club in Montreal, Canada, named because Gjerstad was upset that Air Canada had messed up his sax in transit, which he played regardless; his frustration pushed him into an overwhelmingly amazing set of smoking free jazz!

Yagi, Michiyo / Lasse Marhaug / Paal Nilssen-Love: Angular Mass Yagi, Michiyo / Lasse Marhaug / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Angular Mass

(PNL -- Norway )

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Japanese Koto virtuoso Michiyo Yagi joins the longstanding duo of drummer Paal-Nilssen-Love and electronics wizard Lasse Marhaug for a session of extended improvisations, driving the traditional Japanese instruments into non-idiomatic and percussive extremes.

Valladoid, Paolo / Gary Rouzer: Directions for Viola and Cello Valladoid, Paolo / Gary Rouzer:
Directions for Viola and Cello

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Part of a trio of releases including "Reasons for Viola and Cello" and "Viola Cello Room", this album finds violist Paolo Valladoid and cellist Gary Rouzer in a large tunnel in Alexandria, Virginia, their music mixed with joggers, birds, traffic, flowing water, insects, &c. &c.

Large Unit: 2015 [BOOK + 2 CDS] Large Unit:
2015 [BOOK + 2 CDS]

(PNL -- Norway )

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A 2-disc + book release from Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit, the 1st recorded at the Casa del Popolo club in Montreal presenting smaller units of duos and trios, and the 2nd capturing the full orchestra as they ended their North American tour at Seattle's Earshot Jazz festival.

Fire! Orchestra: Ritual Fire! Orchestra:
Ritual

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The incredible Fire! Orchestra in a 21-piece rendition performs in the studio for an ecstatic album of free improvisation and song, with an amazing lineup including Mats Gustafsson, Mette Rasmussen, Johan Berthling, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lotte Anker, &c. &c.

Fire! Orchestra: Ritual [VINYL 2 LPs + CD] Fire! Orchestra:
Ritual [VINYL 2 LPs + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The incredible Fire! Orchestra in a 21-piece rendition performs in the studio for an ecstatic album of free improvisation and song, with an amazing lineup including Mats Gustafsson, Mette Rasmussen, Johan Berthling, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lotte Anker, &c. &c.

Braxton, Anthony: Live At The Rainbow Gallery '79 Braxton, Anthony:
Live At The Rainbow Gallery '79

(Hi Hat -- Great Britain )

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A great set of free bop oriented improvisations from Anthony Braxton in a great quintet with Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, George Lewis on trombone, Dave Holland on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums, recorded at Rainbow Gallery, in Minneapolis, Minnesota for broadcast.

Fiuczynski, David: Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! Fiuczynski, David:
Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam!

(Rarenoise Records -- Great Britain )

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Dedicated to both composer Olivier Messiaen and hip-hop record producer J Dilla, David Fiuczynski uses non-Western tuning to show the connections between exotic bird calls and J Dilla's 'flam beats' while referencing Messiaen, Gagaku, and other Pan-Asian ingredients.

Ullmann, Gebhard / Achim Kaufmann: Geode Ullmann, Gebhard / Achim Kaufmann:
Geode

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Albert Mangelsdorf Award-winning pianist Achim Kaufmann and multi-reedist Gebhard Ullmann met in the studio for the first time in Berlin, Germany to record these upbeat free improvisations, intricate collective playing covering a wide range of moods and styles.

Kuhne, Almut / Gebhard Ullmann / Achim Kaufmann: Marbrakeys Kuhne, Almut / Gebhard Ullmann / Achim Kaufmann:
Marbrakeys

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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The Berlin-based trio of free improvising vocalist Almut Kuhne, pianist Achim Kaufmann and reedist Gebhard Ullmann for ten originals, on-the-edge, informed improvisation of great skill and melodic invention, taking their music into uncharted and unconventional territory.

Stirrup (Lonberg-Holm / Macri / Rumback): Cut Stirrup (Lonberg-Holm / Macri / Rumback):
Cut

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Chicago free improvising mainstay Fred Lonberg-Holm's Stirrup trio with Nick Macri on double bass and Charles Rumback on drums crosses genres and grooves in an album balancing lyrical and hard-grooved tunes, with Lonberg-Holm taking up guitar on a number of tracks.



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