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NY Improv & Downtown NY


 
Bynum, Taylor Ho: Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs] Bynum, Taylor Ho:
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $39.95    

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The 2nd of 3 releases documenting composer/cornetist Taylor Ho Bynums' Navigation project, in 2 LPs of studio recordings with his Sextet: Jim Hobbs on saxophone, Bill Lowe on trombone & tuba, Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibraphone.

Bynum, Taylor Ho: Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs] Bynum, Taylor Ho:
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $23.95    

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The 1st of 3 releases documenting composer/cornetist Taylor Ho Bynums' Navigation project, in 2 CDS of studio recordings with his Sextet: Jim Hobbs on saxophone, Bill Lowe on trombone & tuba, Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibraphone.

CACAW: Stellar Power [VINYL] CACAW:
Stellar Power [VINYL]

(Skirl -- USA )

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With the stellar lineup of Landon Knoblock (keyboards), Oscar Noriega (sax) and Jeff Davis (drums), the NYC futurist jazz trio CACAW blends avant-jazz and synth rock in exhilarating and unorthodox ways on this impressive debut release.

CACAW: Stellar Power CACAW:
Stellar Power

(Skirl -- USA )

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With the stellar lineup of Landon Knoblock (keyboards), Oscar Noriega (sax) and Jeff Davis (drums), the NYC futurist jazz trio CACAW blends avant-jazz and synth rock in exhilarating and unorthodox ways on this impressive debut release.

CHANGES TO blind: Volume 4: Phobia CHANGES TO blind:
Volume 4: Phobia

(Mucal -- Mucal )

Price: $10.95    

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Cady, Jason: Happiness Is The Problem Cady, Jason:
Happiness Is The Problem

(Lock Step Records -- USA )

Price: $7.16    

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A thoroughly modern and bizarre two-act opera about three struggling roommates in Brooklyn performed with Jason Cady, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, Jessica Pavone, Tim Dahl, Ben Holmes, Katie Young, &c.

Caine, Adam: Thousandfold Caine, Adam:
Thousandfold

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Guitarist Adam Caine's trio with bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer John Wagner in studio recordings of eight original Caine compositions, great driven modern jazz.

Caine, Uri: Moloch - The Book Of Angels Volume 6 Caine, Uri:
Moloch - The Book Of Angels Volume 6

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Canto General featuring Louis Moholo-Moholo: Rebel Flames Canto General featuring Louis Moholo-Moholo:
Rebel Flames

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

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The South-African inspired Italian improvising group Canto General (named as a reference to poet Pablo Neruda) led by trumpeter Pino Manafra and saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano invite drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo for an album of compositions from Harry Miller, Keith Tippett, Mongezi Feza, &c.

Capece, Lucio: Zero Plus Zero Capece, Lucio:
Zero Plus Zero

(Potlatch -- France )

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With soprano saxophone and bass clarinet, Sruti box, electronics, preparations and applied objects, Lucio Cape releases this suite consisting of six structured pieces exploring the possibilities of those reed instruments.

Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper /  Loriot / Roig): Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper / Loriot / Roig):
Ljubljana

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Active since 2013, this ever-changing band was formed by multi-reedist Joachim Badenhorst, blending jazz, post-rock, noise, lo- fi, psychedelica, and ambient music into a potent brew, as heard here in this septet rendering performing live at the 2015 Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

Carvalhais, Hugo featuring Tim Berne: Nebulosa Carvalhais, Hugo featuring Tim Berne:
Nebulosa

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Alto saxophonist Tim Berne joined the trio of bassist & composer Hugo Carvalhais, pianist Gabriel Pinto, & drummer Mario Costa for this debut of their informed and dynamic modern jazz project.

Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Smith / Ismaily): Your Turn Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Smith / Ismaily):
Your Turn

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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Five years after their debut release, Ceramic Dog, the power trio featuring Marc Ribot (guitar), Shahzad Ismaily (bass/electronics) and Ches Smith (drums), returns with this exceptional album merging rock and improv Downtown NY style.

Chadbourne, Eugene & Warren Smith: Odd TIme Chadbourne, Eugene & Warren Smith:
Odd TIme

(Engine -- USA )

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Drummer Warren Smith joins Eugene Chadbourne in NYC for a set of great and well-recorded songs, including "New New War War", "Checkers of Blood", "Choppin' Down Weeds", &c.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Centazzo, Andrea: Udine: December 29, 1978 Chadbourne, Eugene / Centazzo, Andrea:
Udine: December 29, 1978

(Chadula -- USA )

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Chadbourne, Eugene / John Zorn: Great Duo Live, 1977-'80 Volume II Chadbourne, Eugene / John Zorn:
Great Duo Live, 1977-'80 Volume II

(Chadula -- USA )

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Historic recordings from 1977-1980 of guitarist Eugene Chadbourne and John Zorn on sax, clarinet and game calls, performing together or solo in New York, San Francisco, Woodstock, NY, Toronton, ON, and New Orleans, LA.

Chadbourne, Eugene : Vision-Ease Too Chadbourne, Eugene :
Vision-Ease Too

(Chadula -- USA )

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3 compositional works from Eugene Chadbourne written in the 70's, the 1st from a performance in 1978 with John Zorn on reeds, plus the original English Channel and a solo guitar work.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Guitar Festival Summer 1999 Chadbourne, Eugene:
Guitar Festival Summer 1999

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Chadbourne, Eugene: Now Return Us To Normal Chadbourne, Eugene:
Now Return Us To Normal

(Chadula -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Chadbourne, Eugene: Sacred Insects of Ancient Egypt Chadbourne, Eugene:
Sacred Insects of Ancient Egypt

(Chadula -- USA )

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Recordings from Doc Chad's monthlong Chad Fest at The Stone, NYC in 2007, improvising with Barry Mitterhof, Jessica pavone, Evan Gallagher & Stephanie Rearick.

Chadbournes, The: The Kitchen Concert (Torture in the Eighties) Chadbournes, The:
The Kitchen Concert (Torture in the Eighties)

(Chadula -- USA )

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The original Chadbournes (Eugene Chadbourne, John Zorn, Tom Cora, Mark Kramer and David Licht) playing the freakiest improv country music you ever heard at, the Kitchen in the early 80s.

Chemical Composition: Excitement Within the Trojan Horse Chemical Composition:
Excitement Within the Trojan Horse

(Chemical Composition -- USA )

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The New York improvising trio Chemical Composition with pianist Constance Cooper, percussionist John Cacciatore, and electric guitarist Tom Desisto, free improvisation steeped in jazz traditions.

Chemical Composition: Notes Are Rain, Timbre Is Snow Chemical Composition:
Notes Are Rain, Timbre Is Snow

(Chemical Composition -- USA )

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The NY free improvising trio Chemical Composition (pianist Constance Cooper; percussionist John Cacciatore; electric guitarist Tom Desisto) are joined by Jeffrey Lependors on shakuhachi, xiao, and bawu.

Chemical Composition: Uttered Fast But Without Haste Chemical Composition:
Uttered Fast But Without Haste

(Chemical Composition -- USA )

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The New York improvising trio Chemical Composition with pianist Constance Cooper, percussionist John Cacciatore, and electric guitarist Tom Desisto, free improvisation steeped in jazz traditions.

Chevillon, Bruno / Berne, Tim: Old and Unwise Chevillon, Bruno / Berne, Tim:
Old and Unwise

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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American saxophonist Tim Berne and French double-bassist Bruno Chevillon in the studio after 3 live gigs in Portugal, improvising freely while exploring sound and spinning tales in the moment.

Clarinets, The [Anthony Burr/Oscar Noriega/Chris Speed]: Keep On Going Like This Clarinets, The [Anthony Burr/Oscar Noriega/Chris Speed]:
Keep On Going Like This

(Skirl -- USA )

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Three clarinetists - Anthony Burr, Oscar Noriega, and Chris Speed - in an album of improvisational strategies to create graceful and weaving acoustic music from the instrument's beautiful sonorities.

Cline, Nels / Andrea Parkins / Tom Rainey: Downpour Cline, Nels / Andrea Parkins / Tom Rainey:
Downpour

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

Price: $15.95    

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Cloud Becomes Your Hand: Rocks Or Cakes Cloud Becomes Your Hand:
Rocks Or Cakes

(Northern Spy -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Drawing on personnel from the Downtown NY scene, both improv and rock, including CACAW, Sunshine Soldier, and VaVatican, Cloud Becomes Your Hand plays exuberant and complex music that focuses as much on instrumental as vocal music while surprising and delighting.

Cohen, Greg: Golden State Cohen, Greg:
Golden State

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A set of playful, upbeat duos from West Coast-born bassist Greg Cohen and NY guitarist Bill Frisell, celebrating Cohen's home state of California in 6 originals and 3 California covers.

Cohn, Steve : Iro Iro Cohn, Steve :
Iro Iro

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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Pianist Cohn brought this ensemble together to explore new sounds in improvised chamber ensembles, finding the right voices with Kevin Norton, Tomas Ulrich, and Masahiko Kono.

Coleman, Anthony: The End Of Summer Coleman, Anthony:
The End Of Summer

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Chamber compositions from Downtown NY pianist and composer Anthony Coleman performing with his ensemble "Survivors Breakfast", a large group of orchestral and improvisational colors.

Coleman, Steve & Five Elements: Functional Arrhythmias Coleman, Steve & Five Elements:
Functional Arrhythmias

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Alto saxophonist Steve Coleman takes his long-standing M-Base band Five Elements ongoing study into patterns found in nature in an album of music reflecting the irrational rhythms found in healthy human heartbeat patterns.

Coleman, Steve & the Council of Balance: Synovial Joints Coleman, Steve & the Council of Balance:
Synovial Joints

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Composer and alto saxophonist Steve Coleman in a superb modern jazz album, written by applying characteristics of human synovial joints to compositional process, and using "camouflage orchestration" to orchestrate players into the fore-, middle- and background.

Coleman, Steve and Five Elements: Harvesting Semblances and Affinities Coleman, Steve and Five Elements:
Harvesting Semblances and Affinities

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Saxophonist Coleman's 1st US label release in 9 years, 6 original compositions of complex, constantly shifting rhythms that convey a fundamental sense of groove from his 6 piece band.

Coleman, Steve and Five Elements: The Mancy of Sound Coleman, Steve and Five Elements:
The Mancy of Sound

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Steve Coleman and Five Elements with Tim Albright, Tyshawn Sorey, Jen Shyu, &c., in an album incorporating the saxophonist's lifetime of researchg into cycles found in nature and astronomy.

Coleman, Steve: Invisible Paths: First Scattering Coleman, Steve:
Invisible Paths: First Scattering

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Conly, Sean and Michael Attias: Think Shadow Conly, Sean and Michael Attias:
Think Shadow

(OutNow Recordings -- Israel )

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The duo of bassist Sean Conly and Michael Attias on alto and baritone sax recording in Brooklyn's Barbes, a reflective and sophisticated dialog between two peers who use their creative powers and technique to focus on substantive improvisation.

Conly, Sean: Re:Action Conly, Sean:
Re:Action

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Double bassist Sean Conly in a New York based quartet with saxophonists Michael Attias & Tony Malaby and drum legend Pheeroan Aklaff.

Connors, Loren & Suzanne Langille: I Wish I DidnŐt Dream Connors, Loren & Suzanne Langille:
I Wish I DidnŐt Dream

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The first duo in 14 years between guitarist Loren Connors and vocalist Suzanne Langille inspired by and using slides of MP Landis' WD series of paintings, which he created live during music performances.

Conrad, Tony W/ Faust: Outside The Dream Syndicate [VINYL] Conrad, Tony W/ Faust:
Outside The Dream Syndicate [VINYL]

(Superior Viaduct -- USA )

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Originally released in Europe in 1973, this reissue details the meeting of NY violinist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad, a peer of John Cale, La Monte Young, &c. with the legendary German rock band Faust, recording these two side-long and forward-looking works.

Conrad, Tony W/ Faust: Outside The Dream Syndicate Conrad, Tony W/ Faust:
Outside The Dream Syndicate

(Superior Viaduct -- USA )

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Originally released in Europe in 1973, this reissue details the meeting of NY violinist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad, a peer of John Cale, La Monte Young, &c. with the legendary German rock band Faust, recording these two side-long and forward-looking works.

Continuum: Yttrium Continuum:
Yttrium

(Zorpin Music -- Great Britain )

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Chris Conway's Continuum, fusing electronic music, jazz, ambient, minimal and more in unique ways, on the first release for their Zorpin Music label.

Convergence Quartet (Bynum / Einsenstadt / Hawkins / Lash): Song / Dance Convergence Quartet (Bynum / Einsenstadt / Hawkins / Lash):
Song / Dance

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, drummer Harris Eisenstadt, pianist Alexander Hawkins and bassist Dominic Lash converge for 9 pieces of avant-jazz and free music.

Convergence Quartet (Taylor Ho Bynum / Alexander Hawkins / Dominic Lash / Harris Eisenstadt): Owl Ja Convergence Quartet (Taylor Ho Bynum / Alexander Hawkins / Dominic Lash / Harris Eisenstadt):
Owl Jacket [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The 4th release from the international quartet of NY cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, Canadian drummer Harris Eisenstadt, and UK bassist Dominic Lash and pianist Alexander Hawkins, with compositions from all 4 players, including an adaptation of traditional Ghanaian & Gambian pieces.

Convergence Quartet, The: Live In Oxford Convergence Quartet, The:
Live In Oxford

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The Convergence Quartet (Taylor Ho Bynum, Harris Eisenstadt, Alexander Hawkins and Dominic Lash) in their first FMR CD performing inspired modern jazz live in Oxford.

Convergence Quartet, The: Slow and Steady Convergence Quartet, The:
Slow and Steady

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The Convergence Quartet with Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Alexander Hawkins (piano), Dominic Lash (bass) and Harris Eisenstadt (drums) performing live at the Vortex Jazz Club in November, 2011 as part of the London Jazz Festival.

Cooper-Moore / Assif Tsahar: America Cooper-Moore / Assif Tsahar:
America

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Half protest statement and half call for renewal, America offers a wonderful combination of the familiar and the unexpected in improvised and heartland music.

Cooper-Moore / Assif Tsahar: Tells Untold Cooper-Moore / Assif Tsahar:
Tells Untold

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Cooper-Moore and Assif Tsahar's follow up to "America" is this gutsy and rhythmically compelling release of incredible creative intensity and drive.

Cooper-Moore / Tsahar, Assif / Taylor, Chad : Digital Primitives Cooper-Moore / Tsahar, Assif / Taylor, Chad :
Digital Primitives

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Prolific and working incredibly fertile creative ground, New Yorkers Cooper-Moore, Tsahar and Taylor release their first as a trio on Tsahar's Hopscotch label.

Cooper-Moore: Out Takes 1978 Cooper-Moore:
Out Takes 1978

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Downtown NY multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore leading a varied set of pieces in duo to quartet settings including David S. Ware, Mark Gould, Kenwood Dennard and Abigal Goldman.

Copernicus: Live! In Prague [DVD] Copernicus:
Live! In Prague [DVD]

(MoonJune -- USA )

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Concert footage of Copernicus' entire show at Prague's Slavia Stadium, recorded in 1989 after the release of his album "Deeper", gripping footage of the band's powerful performance.

Copland, Marc / David Liebman Duo: Impressions Copland, Marc / David Liebman Duo:
Impressions

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The subtle duo of pianist Marc Copland and saxophonist Dave Liebman in a set of great jazz compositions from luminaries including Jimmy Giuffre, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Lester Young, plus original work.

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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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.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Cosottini, Miro / Miano, Tonino: The Inner Life Of Residue Cosottini, Miro / Miano, Tonino:
The Inner Life Of Residue

(IRCdiscs / Impressus -- USA )

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The duo of NY-based pianist Tonino Miano and trumpeter Mirio Cosottini in a "voyage within where the musicians try to abandon preconceived notions of sound and let the past and the present collide to give us clues as to who we are".

Courvoisier, Sylvie - Mark Feldman Duo: Live At Theatre Vidy-Lausanne Courvoisier, Sylvie - Mark Feldman Duo:
Live At Theatre Vidy-Lausanne

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The long-standing duo of violinist Mark Feldman and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier in 7 compositions dedicated to the memory of Cuban baseball legend Rene Gonzalez, performing live at the Theatre Vidy-Lausanne.

Courvoisier, Sylvie - Mark Feldman: Hotel Du Nord Courvoisier, Sylvie - Mark Feldman:
Hotel Du Nord

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The 2nd Intakt release of pianist Courvoisier and violinist Mark Feldman's quartet with Gerry Hemingway and Thomas Morgan, expressive, flexible and subtle jazz at its finest.

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman: To Fly To Steal Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman:
To Fly To Steal

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and violinist Mark Feldman in a quartet with Gerry Hemingway and Thomas Morgan, brilliant and graceful music blurring the lines between composition and improvisation.

Courvoisier, Sylvie Trio: Abaton [DVD] Courvoisier, Sylvie Trio:
Abaton [DVD]

(La Huite -- France )

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Sylvie Courvoisier, the Swiss pianist-composer and Mark Feldman, New York violinist, have joined German cellist Anja Lechner to play "Abaton" in concert, released in 2004 by ECM.

Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: Double Windsor Sylvie Courvoisier Trio:
Double Windsor

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Sylvie Courvoisier's first recording for piano trio, performed with Drew Gress on bass and Kenny Wollensen, 9 passionate original compositions balancing melodic traditional work with through-composed and purely free playing; exceptional!



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