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NY Improv & Downtown NY
 
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).

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.

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

(More Is More -- USA )

Price: $19.95

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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.

Wooley / Corsano / Yeh: The Seven Storey Mountain II Wooley / Corsano / Yeh:
The Seven Storey Mountain II

(Important Records -- USA )

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Turbulent and ecstatic electronic improvisation in the 2nd installment of Seven Storey Mountain with Nate Wooley on amplified trumpet and tape, drummer Chris Corsano , and violinist C. Spencer Yeh.

Douglas, Dave & Frank Woeste: Dada People Douglas, Dave & Frank Woeste:
Dada People

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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Trumpeter Dave Douglas with composer/pianist Frank Woeste leads a quartet with Matt Brewer (bass) and Clarence Penn (drums) in a lyrical and sophisticated album paying tribute to "art of reinvention", the Dada Art movement of the early 1900s, interpreted through modern perspectives.

Zorn, John: 49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity In The Abominable Life And Times Of Gilles De Rais Zorn, John:
49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity In The Abominable Life And Times Of Gilles De Rais

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $15.95

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Simulacrum's 5th CD, with John Medeski on organ, Kenny Grohowski on drums and Matt Hollenberg on guitar, powerful playing that blends heavy rock, blues, funk and jazz with modern classical music, here performing composer John Zorn's 10 part suite on decscending into madness.

Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano): Hexane [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano):
Hexane [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $8.95

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2nd pressing: The Icepick trio features Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass & Chris Corsano on drums, freely improvising live in Brooklyn at Shapeshifter Lab in 2013 for two extended improvisations of superbly detailed technique, concept, and sonic approach.

Dingman, Chris: The Subliminal and the Sublime <i>[Used Item]</i> Dingman, Chris:
The Subliminal and the Sublime [Used Item]

(Inner Arts -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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A sublime five-part suite commissioned by Chamber Music America, performed by Loren Stillman (sax), Fabian Almazan (piano), Ryan Ferreira (guitar), Linda Oh (bass), and Justin Brown drums), exploring the subliminal patterns hidden below apparent reality.

Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser): Golden State II <i>[Used Item]</i> Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser):
Golden State II [Used Item]

(Songlines -- USA )

Price: $9.21

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Live recordings at the 2014 Vancouver International Jazz Festival from drummer Harris Eisenstadt's excellent and lyrical Golden State chamber jazz ensemble, here as a quartet with Michael Moore on clarinet, Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, and Mark Dresser on bass.

Feel No Other: Feel No Other <i>[Used Item]</i> Feel No Other:
Feel No Other [Used Item]

(Silber -- USA )

Price: $6.95

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Electric Bird Noise artist Brian Lea McKenzie extends his concepts in a new duo with vocalist Claudia Gregory (Exhaust the Fox, Claudia Versus the Queen of Hearts), with a new band name and a compelling set of epic electro-rock songs.

Gjerstad Trio, Frode: Mir Gjerstad Trio, Frode:
Mir

(Circulasione -- Norway )

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The first meeting of saxophonist Frode Gjerstad, bassist Jon Rune Strom and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, performing live at Cafe Mir in Oslo, an amazingly energetic session of great dialog and drive.

Murcia, Sarah: Never Mind The Future <i>[Used Item]</i> Murcia, Sarah:
Never Mind The Future [Used Item]

(Ayler -- France )

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Revisiting Sex Pistols' "Never Mind the Bollocks" in a band with Benoit Delbecq on piano, Gilles Coronado on guitar, Olivier Py on sax, Franck Vaillant on drums, and Sarah Murcia on bass, splitting the vocals with Mark Tompkins in a unique take on a punk classic.

Oberg / Schubert / De Joode / Sanders: Rope <i>[Used Item]</i> Oberg / Schubert / De Joode / Sanders:
Rope [Used Item]

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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Soprano saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert and pianist Uwe Oberg have played together since 2009; for ROPE they are joined by UK drummer Mark Sanders and Amsterdam bassist Wilbert de Joode for a diverse and astounding live set performed at Just Music Fest in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2015.

Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen): 63-66 <i>[Used Item]</i> Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen):
63-66 [Used Item]

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Recording in Brooklyn in 2014, this collaboration between Olive and Ben Owen presents four tracks of electronic improvisation using shortwave radio, oscillators, paper, contact microphones and magnetic pickups, creating a mysterious and well-paced album of sound experimentation.

Paul, Leah: Trenza <i>[Used Item]</i> Paul, Leah:
Trenza [Used Item]

(Skirl -- USA )

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Flutist Leah Paul presents two engaging compositions in multiple movements, performed with a chamber ensemble of Chris Speed (reeds), Rob Jost (french horn), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Peter Sachon (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Ben Kono (oboe) and Michel Gentile (flute).

Dalachinsky, Steve / Matthew Shipp  : Phenomena of Interference <i>[Used Item]</i> Dalachinsky, Steve / Matthew Shipp :
Phenomena of Interference [Used Item]

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The duo of Downtown NY-ers poet Steve Dalachinsky and pianist Matthew Shipp improvising over 22 of Dalachinsky's sharply worded poems of "everyday" observation.

PSI (psi) (peeesseye): Mayhem  in the Mansion, Shivers in the Shack <i>[Used Item]</i> PSI (psi) (peeesseye):
Mayhem in the Mansion, Shivers in the Shack [Used Item]

(Evolving Ear -- USA )

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New York's collective Peeesseye presents disturbing music that straddles rock, electro-acoustic and its own unique scene.

Halvorson, Mary Octet: Away With You Halvorson, Mary Octet:
Away With You

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Mary Halvorson continues her string of excellent modern jazz albums with this octet release with fellow guitarist Susan Alcorn, Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon & Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) and Ches Smith (drums).

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

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $15.95

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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.

Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake): Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake):
Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $15.95

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An almost ceremonial release in percussive approaches to improvisation from the trio of William Parker on double bass, shakuhachi, thumb piano & more, Hamid Drake on drums, cymbals and gongs, and Joe Morris on guitar, banjo, bass, pocket trumpet, fiddle & whistles.

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

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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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.

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

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

Price: $6.95

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Captain Phillips : Strip Bar In Mombasa [CASSETTE] Captain Phillips :
Strip Bar In Mombasa [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

Price: $6.95

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Dybbuk: duo with Nathaniel Morgan [CASSETTE] Dybbuk:
duo with Nathaniel Morgan [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

Price: $6.95

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Epitaphs: Epitaphs [CASSETTE] Epitaphs:
Epitaphs [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

Price: $6.95

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Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood: For [CASSETTE] Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood:
For [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

Price: $6.95

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A wonderfully bizarre set of free improvisations from the Downtown NY trio of Andy Haas on sax and electronics, Michael Evans on drums, electronics, objects & voice, and David Grollman on snare, objects, balloon and voice, pushing the limites of free sound in intelligent ways.

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

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

Price: $6.95

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Quartet, The: Quartet, The [CASSETTE] Quartet, The:
Quartet, The [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

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A Downtown NY quartet of drummer percussionists--Carlos Costa, Flin van Hemmen, Max Jaffe, and David Grollman--all active in the NY improv scene, here merging for an album of unique approaches to their instruments, from thunderous drones to curious experiments.

Sleep Talk: Sleep Talk [CASSETTE] Sleep Talk:
Sleep Talk [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

Price: $6.95

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Dumitrescu, Iancu: Live In New York w/ Either/Or Dumitrescu, Iancu:
Live In New York w/ Either/Or

(Edition Modern -- Romania )

Price: $16.95

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Iancu Dumitrescu premieres six new works of Spectral compositions performed by the 13 piece Either/Or Ensemble under the direction of Richard Carrick, presented in Colubmia University's Miller Theater in 2016, an amazing album of microcosmic and macrocosmic sound.

Threadgill, Henry & Zooid: In for a Penny, In for a Pound [VINYL] Threadgill, Henry & Zooid:
In for a Penny, In for a Pound [VINYL]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $25.95

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Henry Threadgill's new epic work in four movements written specifically to feature each of the musicians in Zooid: "Ceroepic" for Elliott Kavee (drums), "Dosepic" for Christopher Hoffman (cello), "Tresepic" for Jose Davila (trombone & tuba), and "Unoepic" for Liberty Ellman (guitar).

Escreet, John (w/ Evan Parker / John Hebert / Tyshawn Sorey): The Unknown (Live in Concert) Escreet, John (w/ Evan Parker / John Hebert / Tyshawn Sorey):
The Unknown (Live in Concert)

(Sunnyside Records -- USA )

Price: $15.45

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"Part of the attraction of improvised music is the implicit show of trust between musicians as they push off into the unknown. The relationships within a working ensemble determine the music's depth. Pianist John Escreet has established...

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

(Auricle -- USA )

Price: $22.95

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The 40th Anniversary release for the creative free improvising jazz trio of Gerry Hemingway (drums), Mark Helias (bass) and Ray Anderson (trombone), with guests Joe Lovano on sax and Jason Moran on piano; superb lyrical soulful collective improvisation of the finest order.

Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings: Madeleine Dreams <i>[Used Item]</i> Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings:
Madeleine Dreams [Used Item]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $8.00

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The 2nd recording from cornetist Bynum's improvising chamber ensemble SpiderMonkey Strings in a narrative coming of age work using Bynum arrangements of Ornette, Sun Ra, & Elligton.

Crispell, Marilyn / Gerry Hemingway: Affinities <i>[Used Item]</i> Crispell, Marilyn / Gerry Hemingway:
Affinities [Used Item]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Braxton Quartet alumni pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Gerry Hemingway in an album bringing the duo back together to express the evolution of their respective music, and the affinity of their work.

DJ Spooky: Dubtometry <i>[Used Item]</i> DJ Spooky:
Dubtometry [Used Item]

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

Price: $8.00

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Dynamite Club: it's deeper than most people actually think <i>[Used Item]</i> Dynamite Club:
it's deeper than most people actually think [Used Item]

(Funhole Records -- USA )

Price: $6.00

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A cross of Tokyo and NY rock scenes, Dynamite Club is led by vocalist Kentaro Saito and drummer Mike Pride, in their 2nd release with help from Nate Wooley, Aaron Ali Shaikh, &c.

Fox, Danny: Wide Eyed [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Fox, Danny:
Wide Eyed [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Hot Cup Records -- USA )

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Pianist Danny Fox's trio with bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest and drummer Max Goldman in an album showing how the tight rapport this touring band has developed on the road, performing Fox's melodic and inventive compositions with a wealth of influences and style.

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

(Confront -- UK )

Price: $13.95

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"The duo of electroacoustic instrumentalist Andrea Parkins and drummer Brian Chase has its beginnings in the clubs of Brooklyn, NY, 2013. Parkins and Chase each bring to this project their distinct and distinguished histories as active ...

McPhee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Bricktop McPhee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Bricktop

(Trost Records -- UK )

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Live recordings at Sugar Maple/Okka Fest in 2015 from the duo of saxophonist Joe McPhee on tenor & soprano, and double bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, in a set dedicated to Paris jazz singer and club owner Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, aka Bricktop.

Borbetomagus: The Eastcote Studios Session [VINYL] Borbetomagus:
The Eastcote Studios Session [VINYL]

(Dancing Wayang -- UK )

Price: $23.95

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"Dancing Wayang present a new and rare studio album by US noise legends Borbetomagus titled The Eastcote Studios Session. Recorded in 2014, it unites fire-breathing saxophonists Jim Sauter, Don Dietrich and face-flaying guitarist Donald...

Lee, Okkyung / Lasse Marhaug: Jukebox-Series 006 [7-inch VINYL] Lee, Okkyung / Lasse Marhaug:
Jukebox-Series 006 [7-inch VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $11.95

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"Trost continues its Trost Jukebox Series of 7"s. No overdubs, minimal editing. Mastered by Martin Siewert. Artwork by Lasse Marhaug."-Trost

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McPhee, Joe / Raymond Boni: Live From The Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama) McPhee, Joe / Raymond Boni:
Live From The Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama)

(Trost Records -- UK )

Price: $16.95

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During the 80s, free jazz saxophonist Joe McPhee teamed up with French guitarist Raymond Boni to perform and release albums; this live concert at the University of Alabama is from that period, an excellent example instant composition inspired by Eric Dolphy.

Braxton, Anthony: Quintet (Basel) 1977 Braxton, Anthony:
Quintet (Basel) 1977

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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Reissuing and remastering Braxton's outstanding radio concert for Radio DRS in Safranzunft, Basel in 1977 in quintet with George Lewis on trombone, Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, Mark Helias on double bass, and Charles "Bobo" Shaw on drums.

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp: Tangle Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp:
Tangle

(Fataka -- UK )

Price: $14.95

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"Shipp's manic repetitions, Butcher's scalar blankets, and Lehn's warm reverb remind the listener of certain eras of experimental improvisation and composition, but it isn't the remembrance that contains the power, but the feeling that ...

Chadbourne, Eugene : There'll Be No Tears Tonight Chadbourne, Eugene :
There'll Be No Tears Tonight

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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"One of the absolute essentials of Chadbourne's oeuvre, what he described as "free improvised country & western bebop," featuring his frantic, skewed interpretations of classic songs such as Merle Haggard's "Swingin' Doors," Roger M...

McPhee, Joe / Andre Jaume: Nuclear Family McPhee, Joe / Andre Jaume:
Nuclear Family

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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"Multi-instrumental master McPhee and his longtime colleague, French saxophonist and clarinetist Jaume, joined forces for this studio recording in 1979 that was prepared in its day but never released. It is primarily structured around p...

Burrell, Dave / Bob Stewart: The Crave Play the music of Jelly Roll Morton and Dave Burrell [VINYL] Burrell, Dave / Bob Stewart:
The Crave Play the music of Jelly Roll Morton and Dave Burrell [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $23.95

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400 LP copies limited edition. ...

Nu Band, The: The Final Concert [VINYL] Nu Band, The:
The Final Concert [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $23.95

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300 LP copies limited edition. ...

Dresser, Mark Seven (Mitchell / Ehrlich / Boroff / Dessen / White / Black): Sedimental You Dresser, Mark Seven (Mitchell / Ehrlich / Boroff / Dessen / White / Black):
Sedimental You

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Downtown NY scene pioneering bassist and active on the West Coast, Mark Dresser presents an album of original compositions performed with an amazing septet including Marty Ehrlich, Jim Black, Joshua White, Michael Dessen, David Morales Borof, and Nicole Mitchell.

Parker, Evan / Daunik Lazro / Joe McPhee: Seven Pieces. Live At Willisau 1995 Parker, Evan / Daunik Lazro / Joe McPhee:
Seven Pieces. Live At Willisau 1995

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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1995 recordings of the superb saxophone trio of Evan Paker on tenor & soprano, Daunik Lazro on alto & baritone, and Joe McPhee on alto & soprano, plus alto clarinet and pocket trumpet, a group that went undocumented until this live concert tape at Willisau was discovered.

Rothenberg, Ned / Mark Feldman / Sylvie Courvoisier: In Cahoots Rothenberg, Ned / Mark Feldman / Sylvie Courvoisier:
In Cahoots

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Long time collaborators and friends, part of the original Downtown NY scene, mutli-reedist and shakuhachi player Ned Rothenberg joins violinist Mark Feldman and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier to record a beautifully contemplative album of commanding improvisation.

Douglas, Dave & Frank Woeste: Dada People <i>[Used Item]</i> Douglas, Dave & Frank Woeste:
Dada People [Used Item]

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

Price: $9.95

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Trumpeter Dave Douglas with composer/pianist Frank Woeste leads a quartet with Matt Brewer (bass) and Clarence Penn (drums) in a lyrical and sophisticated album paying tribute to "art of reinvention", the Dada Art movement of the early 1900s, interpreted through modern perspectives.

Zorn, John: Sacred Visions <i>[Used Item]</i> Zorn, John:
Sacred Visions [Used Item]

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $11.95

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Two Zorn compositions touching upon the mediaeval world: "The Holy Visions", a Mystery Play in 11 strophes for voice concerning mystic Hildegard von Bingen; "The Remedy of Fortune" is a string quartet inspired by the 12th century troubadour Guillaume de Machaut.

 


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