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NY Improv & Downtown NY


 
Dickens, Deric: Speed Date Dickens, Deric:
Speed Date

(Deric Dickens -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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Drummer Deric Dickens wrote the melodies and concepts for these duos in an Ornette/Cherry mode, recording with fellow New York musicians including Kirk Knuffke, Ben Cohen, Jon Crowley, Jef Lederer, Matt Wilson, and Jeremy Udden.

Fester (Ali / Grollman): Sip and Bite Fester (Ali / Grollman):
Sip and Bite

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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Fester is the duo of Brooklyn bassist Sean Ali and Manhattan drummer David Grollman, using extended and unusual techniques to create mesmerizing and riveting improvisations, here in 19 short works.

Five Dollar Ferrari (Henkel / Carlson): F$F! Five Dollar Ferrari (Henkel / Carlson):
F$F!

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

Price: $5.00    

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One composition each from Downtown NY guitarist Dustin Carlson and trumpeter Brad Henkel, building works that use minimal development, advanced techniques, and spoken word that yields surprising and cathartic performances.

Kalashnikov: Bang Bang Kalashnikov:
Bang Bang

(Veal -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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Double CD of bleak and sinister metal-oriented improv from the duo of Jamie Saft on keys and bass and Mike Pride on drums and hostile and freakish vocals.

Laplante, Travis: Heart Protector: Solo Tenor Saxophone Laplante, Travis:
Heart Protector: Solo Tenor Saxophone

(Skirl -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Travis Laplante's debut album, featuring original music for solo tenor saxophone by the 28-year-old composer and musician, who is a powerful new voice in New York City's experimental music set.

Mambo Mantis: Live at Goodbye Blue Monday Volume 1 Mambo Mantis:
Live at Goodbye Blue Monday Volume 1

(W.O.O. Music -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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Downtown New York sax and reedists Bonnie Kane and Blaise Siwula in the W.O.O. Presents Mambo Mambis quintet Live @ Goodbye Blue Monday, Volume 1.

Melford, Myra's Be Bread: The Whole Tree Gone Melford, Myra's Be Bread:
The Whole Tree Gone

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Pianist and composer Myra Melford's 2nd Be Bread release with Cuong Vu, Bend Goldberg, Brandon Ross, Stomu Takeishi and Matt Wilson, outstanding and distinctive acoustic jazz.

Morgan / Minissali / Grollman: Yolt Morgan / Minissali / Grollman:
Yolt

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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A trio of NY free improvisers using unusual and advanced techniques - David Grollman (percussion); Weston Minissali (synth); Nathaniel Morgan (alto sax) - performing a 6-part series of "Yolts".

Perowsky, Ben: Esopus Opus Perowsky, Ben:
Esopus Opus

(Skirl -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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NY drummer Perowsky's Quartet with Chris Speed, Drew Gress and Ted Reichman in an eclectic set of original compositions alongside Geroge Harrison, Beatles and Hendrix tracks.

Fauna (Simon Rose / Paul Stapleton): Fauna Fauna (Simon Rose / Paul Stapleton):
Fauna

(pfmentum -- USA )

Price: $10.00    

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British saxophonist Simon Rose uses extended and evocative techniques in this exceptional set of duos with Paul Stapleton, who plays a Bonsai Sound Sculpture, an assemblage of unusual electronic and acoustic components allowing a wide range of expression.

Savoldelli, Boris & Elliott Sharp: Protoplasmic Savoldelli, Boris & Elliott Sharp:
Protoplasmic

(MoonJune Records -- USA )

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Instant compositions from Elliot Sharp on guitar and electronics and Italian free improv vocalist Savoldelli, recorded before their live show at The Stone in Sept. 2008.

Settles, Brian Trio: Folk Settles, Brian Trio:
Folk

(Engine -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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NY Saxophonist Brian Settles follows his "Secret Handshake" debut with a trio record with long-time collaborators Jeremy Carlstedt (drums) and Corcoran Holt (bass) for a set of tunes that balance free playing with melodic and detailed compositions.

Sharp, Elliott: Octal: Book One (Clean Feed Guitar Series Vol. 2) Sharp, Elliott:
Octal: Book One (Clean Feed Guitar Series Vol. 2)

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Elliot Sharp takes on his own compositions, playing them on a custom-made electroacoustic guitarbass, a hollow-body guitar with 2 bass strings.

Skist: Ellipsis Skist:
Ellipsis

(Polarity -- Japan )

Price: $11.00    

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Sleeping in Vilna (Ladd / Robinson / Randall / Rothbrust): Why Waste Time Sleeping in Vilna (Ladd / Robinson / Randall / Rothbrust):
Why Waste Time

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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An all-improvised transnational collaboration recorded in the studio and live at Les Instants Chavires in France, between Mike Ladd (vocals/synthi), Carol Robinson (clarinets/voice), Dave Randall (guitar) and Dirk Rothbrust (drum/percussion).

Swirm: (Henkel / Grollman / Amat) Swirm:
(Henkel / Grollman / Amat)

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

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The New York duo Swirm of Brad Henkel (trumpet) and David Grollman (percussion) in a unique blend of virtuosic free improvisation, subtle sound exploration, and performance art, here adding free vocalist Laurie Amat for 6 compositions named by color.

Ulher / Shibolet / Snir / Brenner / Mayer / Smith / Bymel: yclept Ulher / Shibolet / Snir / Brenner / Mayer / Smith / Bymel:
yclept

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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A trans-national collaboration of superb improvisers working in minimally rugged, pointillist terrain, creating engrossing aural environments fueled by masterful technique and creative drive.

VaVatican: SoSoviet (I Loved You And You Broke My Heart) VaVatican:
SoSoviet (I Loved You And You Broke My Heart)

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

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The Brooklyn quartet of Weston Minissali (synth), Nathaniel Morgan (sax), Owen Stewart-Robertson (guitar) and Booker Stardrum (drums) in a unique mix of conceptual, improvised & experimental playing and studio composition.

van Veenendaal, Albert / Kneer, Meinrad / Sun, Yonga: Predictable Point of Impact van Veenendaal, Albert / Kneer, Meinrad / Sun, Yonga:
Predictable Point of Impact

(Evil Rabbit -- The Netherlands )

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This Amsterdam based trio with releases on TriTone and Evil Rabbit use a non-hierarchical aproach drawing on a vast vocabulary of improvisational techniques.

Kaplan, Noah Quartet: Cluster Swerve Kaplan, Noah Quartet:
Cluster Swerve

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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"Noah is a very skilled and mature improviser. He knows who he is. His confidence allows him to stay open to new ideas and to keep searching. Given the chance to work all the time, I think he would take the saxophone to many more new pl...

Ware, David S. Trio: Live in New York, 2010 [2 CDs] Ware, David S. Trio:
Live in New York, 2010 [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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"Live in New York, 2010 presents a tremendous one-night engagement by saxophone colossus David S. Ware and his latter day Trio in an intimate club setting - at Blue Note on October 4, 2010. This double-album features the complete night o...

Parker, William Quartets: Meditation / Resurrection [2 CDs] Parker, William Quartets:
Meditation / Resurrection [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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"At the core of both groups is Parker's foundational bass together with rhythm twin, drummer Hamid Drake. Their partnership-two decades deep now-is one of the great rhythm sections in recorded history. Alto saxophonist Rob Brown is like...

Baczkowski, Steve / Chris Corsano / Paul Flaherty: The Dull Blade [VINYL] Baczkowski, Steve / Chris Corsano / Paul Flaherty:
The Dull Blade [VINYL]

(FEEDING TUBE RECORDS -- USA )

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"More than a decade since their first (and last) trio album, Dim Bulb (2005), 'Buffalo Steve,' Chris Corsano and Paul Flaherty are back on the attack. The three recorded as part of a larger ensemble on the Open Mouth LP, Wrong Number (2014)...

Melford, Myra Trio: Alive In The House Of Saints, Part 1 Melford, Myra Trio:
Alive In The House Of Saints, Part 1

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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"Listening, eight years after it was created, to this primary chapter in the recorded legacy of Myra Melford's first trio evokes a rush of feelings. There are warm memories of in-person encounters with Melford, Lindsey Hor ner and Reggie...

Attias, Michael Quartet (w/ Ortiz / Hebert / Hebert): Nerve Dance <i>[Used Item]</i> Attias, Michael Quartet (w/ Ortiz / Hebert / Hebert):
Nerve Dance [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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New York alto saxophonist Michael Attias presents his new quartet with Aruan Ortiz on piano, John Hebert on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums, in his sixth album as a leader, a lyrical album dealing with the theory of elasticity and the concept of equality in music.

CP Unit (Pitsiokos / Seabrook / Dahl / Walter): Before the Heat Death <i>[Used Item]</i> CP Unit (Pitsiokos / Seabrook / Dahl / Walter):
Before the Heat Death [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Chris Pitsiokos' Unit with electric guitarist Brandon Seabrook, electric bassist Tim Dahl, and drummer Weasel Walter turn in a fiery and demanding album of compelling free jazz, using traditional jazz structures but turning them on their head in joyfully unconventional ways.

Davis, Kris (Maneri / Laubrock / Dunn / Rainey): Capricorn Climber Davis, Kris (Maneri / Laubrock / Dunn / Rainey):
Capricorn Climber

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The sixth album as a leader from the Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-based pianist Davis, composing for the inspired working group of Mat Maneri (viola), Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Trevor Dunn (bass) and Tom Rainey (drums & glockenspiel).

Dresser, Mark Seven (Mitchell / Ehrlich / Boroff / Dessen / White / Black): Sedimental You <i>[Used Dresser, Mark Seven (Mitchell / Ehrlich / Boroff / Dessen / White / Black):
Sedimental You [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Downtown NY scene pioneering bassist, currently 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.

Lane / Grassi / Whitecage: Drunk Butterfly Lane / Grassi / Whitecage:
Drunk Butterfly

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A superb trio of NY improvisers and composers whose collective work bridges the divide between free playing and jazz tradition, a kind of avant swinging bebop.

Lindberg, John BC3 (Lindberg / Harrison / Norton): Born In An Urban Ruin <i>[Used Item]</i> Lindberg, John BC3 (Lindberg / Harrison / Norton):
Born In An Urban Ruin [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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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.

Parker, William & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: For Percy Heath <i>[Used Item]</i> Parker, William & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra:
For Percy Heath [Used Item]

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Perch Hen Brock & Rainy (Ab Baars  / Ig Henneman / Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Raine): Live @ The Jazz Hap Perch Hen Brock & Rainy (Ab Baars / Ig Henneman / Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Raine):
Live @ The Jazz Happening Tampere [Used Item]

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

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Crossing Netherland and New York players, Ab Baars on reeds, Ig Henneman on viola, Ingrid Laubrcok on sax and Tom Rainey on drums present an album of insightful improv that borrows approaches to sound from natural world, performed live at Tampere Jazz Happening, Finland in 2014.

Rothenberg, Ned / Mark Feldman / Sylvie Courvoisier: In Cahoots <i>[Used Item]</i> Rothenberg, Ned / Mark Feldman / Sylvie Courvoisier:
In Cahoots [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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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 insightful album of commanding improvisation.

Evans, Charles with Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky: Subliminal Leaps Evans, Charles with Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky:
Subliminal Leaps

(More Is More -- USA )

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A composition written for collaboration between Charles Evans and David Liebman, an unusual pairing of soprano and baritone saxophones, in a quartet with pianist Ron Stabinsky and bassist Tony Marino.

Hemingway, Gerry: Kernelings [CD + DVD] Hemingway, Gerry:
Kernelings [CD + DVD]

(Auricle -- USA )

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Drummer Gerry Hemingway in a CD & DVD release, 15 audio tracks and accompanying video and interview, dividing the program into "mist, dust, light, and sex", highlighting aspects of this prominent percussionist that expand our understanding of his prodigious abilities.

Marcus, Michael: For Yes! Marcus, Michael:
For Yes!

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

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NY multi-reedist Michael Marcus (Cosmosamatics), here on clarinet, in a large ensemble including Lenwood Turner on trumpet & John Austria on Rhodes piano, performing original and intricate compositions.

Nechustan, Alon: Ritual Fire Nechustan, Alon:
Ritual Fire

(Between the lines -- Germany )

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Pianist Nechusthan leads his powerful trio of bassist Ken Filiano & drummer Bob Meyers, plus clarinet legend Harold Rubin, in a Jackson Pollack-influenced action suite, 10 pieces of free improvisation following a larger structured process.

Pride, Mike: Birthing Days Pride, Mike:
Birthing Days

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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NY drummer Mike Pride's modern jazz work inspired by the birth of his first child, reflecting the fullness Pride finds in his life as a parent, with Jon Irabagon (sax), Alexis Marcelo (piano), Peter Bienec (bass), Jonathan Moritz (sax) and Jason Stein (bass clarinet).

Shipp, Matthew: Greatest Hits Shipp, Matthew:
Greatest Hits

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

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A collection of 11 great songs by NY avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, chosen from 10 different albums recorded between 2000 and 2012, outstanding tracks culled from more than a decade of innovative work.

Silverman, Ken: Visionaries Silverman, Ken:
Visionaries

(SoundSeer -- USA )

Price: $5.50    

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Performing on solo electric & acoustic guitars, oud, charango and synthesizer, NYC guitarist Ken Silverman dedicates this album to musicians such as T-Bone Walker, Hamza El Din, Jimmy Page, Robert Fripp, &c.

Talibam! & Sam Kulik: Discover AtlantASS [CD & Graphic Book] Talibam! & Sam Kulik:
Discover AtlantASS [CD & Graphic Book]

(Belly Kids -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00    

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NY's Talibam! team up with artist graphic artist Sam Kulik to tell the absurd and fantastic story of a young teen named Franklin who gets abducted by a revolutionary jazz fish into the undersea world of Atlantis.

Testa, Carl: Iris Testa, Carl:
Iris

(Lock Step Records -- USA )

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Connecticut bassist and Braxton alumni Carl Testa works with live sampling and granular synthesis performance systems to interact with his acoustic bass, creating these unusual and uniquely unfolding works for solo bass.

To TILT: Volume One To TILT:
Volume One

(Tilt Brass -- USA )

Price: $5.44    

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TILT Brass is a Brooklyn-based experimental music organization led by Chris McIntyre dedicated to expanding contemporary brass performance via two ensembles, TILT Creative Brass Band (CBB) and TILT SIXtet.

Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer: (Henkel / Wick / Minissali) Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer:
(Henkel / Wick / Minissali)

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

Price: $4.00    

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NY composer and synthesizer player Weston Minissali developed the graphics scores for these two pieces that cross melodic passages with extended techniques and tones, performed in a trio with trumpeters Brad Henkel & Jacob Wick.

Tsahar / Maneri / Black: Jam Tsahar / Maneri / Black:
Jam

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

Price: $8.00    

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Three creative young musicians in New York Tsahar, Mat Maneri and Black in a trio of warmly orchestrated free improv with witty restraint in extended conversation.

Yuganaut: Sharks Yuganaut:
Sharks

(Engine -- USA )

Price: $6.75    

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Eclectic and playful jazz from the trio of Tom Abss on bass instruments, Stephen Rush on keyboards, trombone and toys, and Geoff Mann on drums, percussion and trumpet.

 


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