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Piano Trio (Piano, Bass & Drums)


 
Aeby, Stefen Trio (w/ Andre Pousaz / Michi Stulz): The London Concert Aeby, Stefen Trio (w/ Andre Pousaz / Michi Stulz):
The London Concert

(Intakt -- Austria )

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The Stefan Aeby Trio at the Intakt Festival at Vortex Jazz Club in London 2017, the pianist leading his trio with bassist Andre Pousaz and drummer Michi Stulz through lyrical original compositions from Aeby, with one from Pousaz, a wonderful example of the modern piano trio that embrace a wealth of styles and approaches while flowing clearly in jazz history.

Black, Jim Trio: The Constant Black, Jim Trio:
The Constant

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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A beautiful example of the modern piano trio, led by in-demand drummer, Jim Black, with Elias Stemeseder the pianist and Thomas Morgan on bass, in a lyrical album that uses Black's compelling and elusive drumming on 9 original Black compositions and one unexpected standard, as all three deliver complex playing that sounds accessible and engaging, a true achievement.

Blaser, Samuel / Benoit Delbecq / Gerry Hemingway: Fourth Landscape Blaser, Samuel / Benoit Delbecq / Gerry Hemingway:
Fourth Landscape

(Nuscope -- USA )

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Trombonist Samuel Blaser leads a trio of Benoit Delbecqu (piano & keys) and Gerry Hemingway (drums & percussion) through 11 tracks that merge modern improvisation with conceptual compositional elements creating intense, introspective & intelligent music.

Borderlands Trio (Stephan Crump / Kris Davis / Eric McPherson): Asteroidea Borderlands Trio (Stephan Crump / Kris Davis / Eric McPherson):
Asteroidea

(Intakt -- Austria )

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The New York collective trio of bassist Stephan Crump, pianist Kris Davis and drummer Eric McPherson focuses on starfish (asteroida), which can regenerate lost sections of itself, as this band creates highly focused group compositions that use melodic elements as rhythm and vice versa, recontextualizing and transforming their confident and masterful playing.

Cambien, Jonas Trio: A Zoology of the Future Cambien, Jonas Trio:
A Zoology of the Future

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Belgian pianist based in Oslo, Jonas Cambien's Trio with Andre Roligheten on reeds and Andreas Wildhagen on drums, in an album of unique compositions using simple ideas yielding complex improvisation & dialog, named for the Dougal Dixons book "After Man: A Zoology of the Future".

Cappozzo, Cecile Trio (Grente / Ziemniak w/ Jean-Luc Cappozzo): Sub Rosa Cappozzo, Cecile Trio (Grente / Ziemniak w/ Jean-Luc Cappozzo):
Sub Rosa

(Ayler -- France )

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The French free improvising trio of pianist Cecile Cappozzo, double bassist Patrice Grente, and drummer Etienne Ziemniak are heard in performance at "la Maison en Bois" in Abbeville-la-Riviere in 2018, with trumpeter Jean-Luc Capozzo joining them on the title track, as they bring order to the 4 part "Chaos" through superb collective improvisation.

Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Federico Ughi: The Dream [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Federico Ughi:
The Dream [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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This album was developed to present Daniel Carter, typically a wind/reed/trumpeter player, on an album that included his piano playing, which then advanced by adding the goal of both Carter and long-time collaborator, drummer Federico Ughi, to record with bassist William Parker, who rounds out this excellent trio on bass, tuba and shakuhachi.

Chrysakis / Villegas / Mayne: Palimpsesto Chrysakis / Villegas / Mayne:
Palimpsesto

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Thanos Chrysakis with Dario Villega and Oli Mayne in improvised set using electronics, prepared pianos, percussion, &c, a colored palimpset of sound.

Delbecq, Benoit / Jorrit Dijkstra / John Hollenbeck: Linger Delbecq, Benoit / Jorrit Dijkstra / John Hollenbeck:
Linger

(Driff Records -- USA )

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The long-running collaboration of Paris pianist Benoit Delbecq and Netherlands-born, Boston-area saxophonist Jorrit Dijkstra is joined by Boston drummer John Hollenbeck, the pianist and saxophonist also picking up electronics and bass synth as they improvise over 10 concepts of movement through texture and distinctive approaches to their instruments.

Delbecq, Benoit 3: INK Delbecq, Benoit 3:
INK

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Miles Perkin takes the late bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel's place in pianist Benoit Delbecq's trio with Emile Biavenda on drums and percussion, in an inventive and lyrical album balancing structure versus improvisational freedom in engaging ways.

Detail: Stevens / Pedersen / Gjerstad: First Detail [VINYL + CD] Detail: Stevens / Pedersen / Gjerstad:
First Detail [VINYL + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad started the forward thinking free improv group Detail in 1981 with Eivin One Pederson on keys and SME legend, drummer John Stevens; this live recording of the original lineup is a fantastic document of the roots of this important band.

Domeniconi / Schlegel / Suter  : Quince Dreams Domeniconi / Schlegel / Suter :
Quince Dreams

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Three versatile improvisers with pedigrees including Christian Weber, Christian Wolfarth, Objets Trouves, Big Bold Back Bone, &c, the Swiss trio of Roberto Domeniconi on piano, Jan Schlegel on electric bass, and Sheldon Suter on drums use unusual and extended techniques integrated within free improv in this coproduction with RSI Rete Due Radiotelevision, Switzerland.

Dunietz / Edwards / Noble: Cousin It Dunietz / Edwards / Noble:
Cousin It

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Israeli pianist Maya Dunietz comes together with British free improvisers John Edwards (bass) and Steve Noble (drums) for a trio record of creative and informed playing, a marvel of power and inventiveness.

Ellipsis (Butler / Heilbron / Windfeld): Bulawayo Ellipsis (Butler / Heilbron / Windfeld):
Bulawayo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Erb, Christoph / Jim Baker / Frank Rosaly: ...Don't Buy Him A Parrot... Erb, Christoph / Jim Baker / Frank Rosaly:
...Don't Buy Him A Parrot...

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Saxophonist and bass clarinetist Christoph Erb travels between Europe and Chicago, here in a trio with Chicago mainstays, pianist Jim Baker and drummer Frank Rosaly, for an intense and fierce album of collective improvisation captured live at their second-only encounter on the stage of the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago in 2014.

Eriksen, Espen Trio w/ Andy Sheppard: Perfectly Unhappy Eriksen, Espen Trio w/ Andy Sheppard:
Perfectly Unhappy

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Pianist Espen Eriksen's Trio with bassist Lars Tormod Jenset and drummer Andreas Bye in their third album of melodic and inventive creative jazz, here with 8 new lyrical pieces informed by their extensive touring, and charged by the addition of legendary UK saxophonist Andy Sheppard, for whom Eriksen wrote a set of tunes tailored to his playing.

Eriksen, Espen Trio w/ Andy Sheppard: Perfectly Unhappy [VINYL + CD] Eriksen, Espen Trio w/ Andy Sheppard:
Perfectly Unhappy [VINYL + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Pianist Espen Eriksen's Trio with bassist Lars Tormod Jenset and drummer Andreas Bye in their third album of melodic and inventive creative jazz, here with 8 new lyrical pieces informed by their extensive touring, and charged by the addition of legendary UK saxophonist Andy Sheppard, for whom Eriksen wrote a set of tunes tailored to his playing.

Fire!: Without Noticing Fire!:
Without Noticing

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The fifth album from the powerful Swedish trio Fire!, comprised of Mats Gustafsson (The Thing), Johan Berthling (Tape) and drummer Andreas Werliin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums), with Mats playing keyboards and electronics on selected tracks.

Fox, Danny: Wide Eyed Fox, Danny:
Wide Eyed

(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.

Fox, Danny: Wide Eyed [VINYL] Fox, Danny:
Wide Eyed [VINYL]

(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.

Free Pantone Trio: A Blink Of An Eye To The Nature Of Things Free Pantone Trio:
A Blink Of An Eye To The Nature Of Things

(FMR -- UK )

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Free Pantone trio is a Portuguese musical group recently created in Lisbon by bassist Rui Sousa, pianist Manuel Guimaraes and drummer Joao Valinho, using a trans-idiomatic and experimental approach they seek to exploit diverse musical genres and sub-genres from jazz and contemporary music using improvisation and real-time composition as their uniting principle.

Free Unfold Trio (Laserre / Duboc / Le Masson): Ballades (EP) Free Unfold Trio (Laserre / Duboc / Le Masson):
Ballades (EP)

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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The trio of pianist Jobic Le Masson, drummer Didier Laserre and bassist Benjamin Duboc in four stretched out and understated ballads filled with subtlety and nuance.

Fujii, Satoko New Trio: Spring Storm Fujii, Satoko New Trio:
Spring Storm

(Libra -- Japan )

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A set of new trio compositions from pianist Satoko Fujii with bassist Todd Nicholson and drummer/percussionist Takashi Itani, a magnificent set of compositions for the transformative season.

Giallorenzo, Paul Trio: Flow Giallorenzo, Paul Trio:
Flow

(Delmark -- USA )

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Nine original compositions from pianist Paul Giallorenzo in his 2nd Delmark CD, reducing the band to a classic piano trio with compatriots Joshua Abrams on bass and Mikel Patrick Avery on drums, in a passionate album that balances high energy polytonal swing to profound and lyrical ballads, with abstract blues and free-form inventiveness; excellent.

Gluck, Bob Trio: Returning Gluck, Bob Trio:
Returning

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Reprising the energetic trio on his first jazz recording "Sideways", pianist/composer Bob Gluck is joined by bassist Michael Bisio and drummer/percussionist Dean Sharp for 6 original Gluck compositions.

Graewe, Georg / Damon Smith / Michael Vatcher: Unhesitating Graewe, Georg / Damon Smith / Michael Vatcher:
Unhesitating

(Nuscope -- USA )

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Drawing on collective improvisation and compositions from Carla Bley and Annette Peacock, the trio of pianist Georg Graewe, double bassist Damon Smith and drummer Michael Vatcher recorded this album of ferocious playing through rapid-fire interaction balanced with lovely free ballads, a reflection of their tremendous skill and their insightful approach to improvisation.

Gratkowski / Van Hove / Oxley: GratHovOx Gratkowski / Van Hove / Oxley:
GratHovOx

(Nuscope -- USA )

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The first CD from 2002 by German saxophonist/clarinetist Frank Gratkowski, Belgian pianist/ accordionist Fred Van Hove, and drummer/percussionist Tony Oxley, reserved yet unrestrained free improvisation; smart dialog from three tremendous players.

Hasselberg, Joao / Pedro Branco: From Order To Chaos Hasselberg, Joao / Pedro Branco:
From Order To Chaos

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Primarily a bass and guitar duo between Portugese natives Joao Hasselberg, on double bass and electric, and electric guitarist Pedro Branco, here in their second album together of delicately sophisticated string improvisations, joined by a a great set of collaborators to expand the duo to trio and quartet.

Higgins, Tyler (w / Stevens / Higgins): Blue Mood Higgins, Tyler (w / Stevens / Higgins):
Blue Mood

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Hailing from Atlanta, GA, guitarist Tyler Higgins is also a multi-instrumentalist and composer who merges genres of moody, cinematic music based around folk, blues, jazz and twisted with unusual approaches, aided in his endeavors by drummer Paul Steven and wordless vocalist Ellen Higgins, producing a alluring set of musical narratives.

Karayorgis, Pandelis / Jeff Charland / Luther Gray: Cocoon Karayorgis, Pandelis / Jeff Charland / Luther Gray:
Cocoon

(Driff Records -- USA )

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The Boston based trio of pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, bassist Jef Charland and drummer Luther Gray documented their work on their own compositions in 2012, after a year's worth of monthly concerts.

Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal): Cliff Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal):
Cliff

(Driff Records -- USA )

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Contrasting his concurrent piano trio album with Nate McBride and Luther Gray, "Pools", "Cliff" is a first encounter between Boston-area pianist and composer Pandelis Karayorgis and drummer Eric Rosenthal with double bassist Damon Smith, recently migrated from the West Coast, as the three present a concentrative album of collective improvisation revealing three masterful players.

Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Nate McBride / Luther Gray): Pools Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Nate McBride / Luther Gray):
Pools

(Driff Records -- USA )

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The classic piano trio gets Boston-area pianist Pandelis Karayorgis' take on lyrical free playing, recorded in an informal studio session as drummer Luther Gray and bassist Nate McBride run through a a set of mostly Karayorgis compositions plus two collective compositions, great modern jazz informed by a variety of projects each has collaborated on.

Lacy, Steve: Free for a Minute (1966-72) [2 CDs] Lacy, Steve:
Free for a Minute (1966-72) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- UK )

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Four sessions on a 2 CD set, all featuring Steve Lacy and Kent Carter: (1) DISPOSABILITY, the 1965 trio record with Aldo Romano of jazz standards, originals and free improv; (2) SORTIE, the 1966 free improv quartet + Enrico Rava album; (3) previously unissued 1967 'Free Fall' Film Cues in a quintet with Rava, Karl Berger, & Paul Motian; (4) two never issued '72 quintet pieces with Steve Potts, Irene Aebi on cello and Noel Mcghie.

Landaeus, Mathias: Into Life Landaeus, Mathias:
Into Life

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Pianist Mathias Landaeus leads his trio with Johnny Aman on bass and Jonas Holgersson on drums through five original pieces, a mazurka by Chopin, and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", an eclectic take on the piano trio blending modern techniques with both traditional and creative compositions.

Landaeus, Mathias: Into Life [VINYL] Landaeus, Mathias:
Into Life [VINYL]

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Pianist Mathias Landaeus leads his trio with Johnny Aman on bass and Jonas Holgersson on drums through five original pieces, a mazurka by Chopin, and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", an eclectic take on the piano trio blending modern techniques with both traditional and creative compositions.

Lencastre's, Joao Communion 3 (Lencastre / Sacks / Opsvik): Movements In Freedom Lencastre's, Joao Communion 3 (Lencastre / Sacks / Opsvik):
Movements In Freedom

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Communion is Portuguese drummer and composer Joao Lencastre's project to bring musicians from the American and international jazz scenes together, here in his 3rd release presenting a piano trio with two New Yorkers--pianist Jacob Sack and Norwegian bassist living in New York, Eivind Opsvik--for 3 Lencastre compositions, 1 Ornette Coleman piece, and 6 collective compositions.

Lerner, Marilyn / Ken Filiano / Lou Grassi: Live At Edgefest [VINYL] Lerner, Marilyn / Ken Filiano / Lou Grassi:
Live At Edgefest [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Live recordings from the 2013 Edgefest by the trio of Canadian pianist Marilyn Lerner, NY bassist Ken Filiano, and drummer Lou Grassi, a freely flowing session that combines profound technical skills with innate lyrical sensibility.

Lerner, Marilyn: Arms Spread Wide Lerner, Marilyn:
Arms Spread Wide

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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New York pianist Marilyn Lerner in a trio with Ken Filiano and Lou Grassi, instant compositions with great structure, virtuosity and melodic content.

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake: Ronda [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Mako Sica / Hamid Drake:
Ronda [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The long-running Chicago free-rock trio Mako Sica currently comprised of Przemyslaw Drazek (trumpet & guitar), Brent Fuscaldo (guitar) and Chaetan Newell (drums & piano) are joined by free improvising legend Hamid Drake on drum kit, tablas and frame drum for a beautiful and rich album of genre merging, spiritually warm, primarily instrumental music, inclusive and persuasive.

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake: Ronda [VINYL 2 LPs] Mako Sica / Hamid Drake:
Ronda [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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The long-running Chicago free-rock trio Mako Sica currently comprised of Przemyslaw Drazek (trumpet & guitar), Brent Fuscaldo (guitar) and Chaetan Newell (drums & piano) are joined by free improvising legend Hamid Drake on drum kit, tablas and frame drum for a beautiful and rich album of genre merging, spiritually warm, primarily instrumental music, inclusive and persuasive.

Marsella, Brian Trio: Outspoken: The Music Of The Legendary Hasaan Marsella, Brian Trio:
Outspoken: The Music Of The Legendary Hasaan

(Tzadik -- USA )

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From Philadelphia comes this exuberant album with its feet firmly planted in jazz tradition as the trio of pianist Brian Marsella, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Anway Marshall pay tribute to composer and pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali (1931-1980), an influence on Coltrane, Tyner, etc., with 7 Ali originals and a composition for Ali from Marsella.

Marsella, Brian: Buer: The Book of Angels Volume 31 Marsella, Brian:
Buer: The Book of Angels Volume 31

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Brian Marsella, pianist from Banquet of the Spirits, Zion80 and The Flail, in a trio album taking on John Zorn's Masada compositions, The Book of Angels, with the actual Masada rhythm section of Trevor Dunn on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, in 16 lyrical and effusive pieces focused through the eyes of piano masters from Satie to Pullen.

Mayas, Magda / Pierre-Yves Martel / Eric Normand: Boule-spiel Mayas, Magda / Pierre-Yves Martel / Eric Normand:
Boule-spiel

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Quebec improvisers Pierre-Yves Martel on Viola da Gamba, objects, and feedback, Eric Normand on electric bass and snare drum, are joined by Berlin pianist Magda Mayas for two extended works of free improvisation, manipulating and contorting strings with an electroacoustic edge, dark ruminations of exquisite detail, patience, and adroit interaction.

MI3: Free Advice MI3:
Free Advice

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Boston free jazz piano trio MI3 switch from electronics to acoustics in this set that mixes obscure Ellington and Sun Ra numbers with edgy originals.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Paint Mostly Other People Do the Killing:
Paint

(Hot Cup -- USA )

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The first release by the piano trio configuration of Mostly Other People Do the Killing features bassist/composer Moppa Elliott, pianist Ron Stabinsky, and drummer Kevin Shea, with each composition named after a small town in Pennsylvania that contains a color, and the town of "Paint, PA" lent its name to the title, with one apt Duke Ellington cover.

Nabatov, Simon / Max Johnson / Michael Sarin: Free Reservoir Nabatov, Simon / Max Johnson / Michael Sarin:
Free Reservoir

(Leo -- UK )

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An exciting and forceful album of free jazz from the trio of pianist Simon Nabatov, bassist Max Johnson and drummer Michael Sarin, recording in the studio in New York City with each player propelling themselves in dynamic, inventive collective free playing with an experimental bent, but never departing from the traditions of identifiable jazz music; recommended!

Nabatov, Simon Trio: Picking Order Nabatov, Simon Trio:
Picking Order

(Leo -- USA )

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Drawing from the spirit of early free jazz, pianist Simon Nabatov's new trio with Dominik Mahnig on drums and Stefan Schonegg on bass, are caught live at the LOFT in Cologne, Germany in 2015 for a superb concert of jazz that balances captivating lyrical material with exciting free passages, taking unexpected directions that constantly engage.

Necks, The: Body Necks, The:
Body

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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A strong start to the Australian trio The Neck's 24th album, as Chris Abrahams on piano & keyboards, Tony Buck on drums, percussion & guitar, and Lloyd Swanton on acoustic bass present a powerhouse of free improvisation in a single hour-long work, the first half evoking jazz leaning, with a free and spacious bridge that builds suddenly to a rocking groove.

Necks, The: Drive By Necks, The:
Drive By

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Necks, The: Mindset Necks, The:
Mindset

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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The Necks 16th release layers polyrhythmic material to form seething blocks of sound, in two long pieces, one more stripped back to the live trio, the other featuring multiple strata of swirling Hammonds, noise-guitar and electronics.

Necks, The: Mosquito / See Through Necks, The:
Mosquito / See Through

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Necks, The: Open Necks, The:
Open

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The Necks trio of Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums) and Lloyd Swanton (bass) return to their evolving improvisation format, with ethereal arco harmonics, mesmeric piano riffs, subliminal pulses, twittering electronics, and even an arco bass choir.

Necks, The: Silverwater Necks, The:
Silverwater

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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The trio of Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton & Tony Buck in their first release in 4 years, named for an industrial suburb, a bleak and beautifully building affair in The Necks tradition.

Necks, The: The Boys Necks, The:
The Boys

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Necks, The: Unfold [VINYL 2 LPs] Necks, The:
Unfold [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Ideologic Organ -- E.U. )

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Four side-long improvisations from the Australian trio of Chris Abrahams on piano, Tony Buck on drums, and Lloyd Swanton on bass, each side a masterpiece of slowly transpiring and evolving music, unhurriedly expanding each track to reveal tension and allure.

Necks, The: Vertigo Necks, The:
Vertigo

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The Necks 18th album finds the trio of drummer/percussionist Tony Buck, bassist Lloyd Swanton and pianist/keyboardist Chris Abrahams in a vertiginous 44 minute dark excursion punctuated by cliff hanging moments through homemade instruments and unusual textures.

No Project Trio: Vol. II No Project Trio:
Vol. II

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The second release from the Portugese trio of Joao Paulo Esteves Da Silva (piano), Nelson Cascais (bass) and Joao Lensastre (drums) after their 2012 JACC Records release "Volume I", meeting in the studio for instant compositions of graceful and sophisticated improvisation.

Rempis, Dave / Tim Daisy & Guests: Dodecahedron Rempis, Dave / Tim Daisy & Guests:
Dodecahedron

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Marking their 20th anniversary working together, the collaboration between Chicago improvisers, saxophonist Dave Rempis and percussionist Tim Daisy, release their third duo recording, inviting an incredible list of improvisers to perform live with them at Elastic Arts in Chicago in 2017: Jason Adasiewicz, Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Steve Swell, Katie Young, and Aaron Zarzutzki.

Rivers / Holland / Altschul: Reunion: Live in New York [2 CDs] Rivers / Holland / Altschul:
Reunion: Live in New York [2 CDs]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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After 25 years, saxophonist, flutist, and pianist Sam Rivers reunites his groundbreaking trio of Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums for a fully improvised concert at Miller Theatre.

ROIL (Chris Abrahams / Mike Majkowski / James Waples): Raft Of The Meadows [VINYL] ROIL (Chris Abrahams / Mike Majkowski / James Waples):
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(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Free improvisation using the jazz idiom as a jumping off point from the trio of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks), bassist Mike Majkowski, and drummer James Waples, superb technical playing with a melodic intent and excellent pacing.

Shipp, Matthew Trio: Root Of Things Shipp, Matthew Trio:
Root Of Things

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Pianist Shipp's long-standing trio with bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Whit Dickey, complex and inspired compositions that makes modern creative approaches to jazz beautifully accessible and essential.

Shocron, Paula / German Lamonega / Pablo Diaz: Tenzegridad Shocron, Paula / German Lamonega / Pablo Diaz:
Tenzegridad

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the trio of Paula Shocron on piano, German Lamonega on double bass, and co-founder of her Nendo Dango Records label, Pablo Diaz on drums, for an exciting album of free jazz with lyrical intent and great technical skills, an unexpected gem from a part of world not well known for free improvisation.

Sorgen, Harvey / Joe Fonda / Marilyn Crispell: Dreamstruck Sorgen, Harvey / Joe Fonda / Marilyn Crispell:
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(Not Two -- Poland )

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With six collective compositions plus two by Joe Fonda, one from Paul Motian, and the title track by Bob Windbiel, the free improvising trio of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Joe Fonda on bass, and Harvey Sorgen on drums find lyrical beauty and masterfully controlled power in this superb album of creative free jazz, a remarkable example of the modern piano trio.

Tandaapushi: Borromean Rings Tandaapushi:
Borromean Rings

(JVTLANDT -- Norway )

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The second album from this Norwegian electric improvising power trio, using dark rhythmic grooves over which guitar, electric piano, amplified objects, no-input mixing board, and pianet emerge, creating hypnotic states that lead to exultant moments through sinuous melody, building and releasing intensity while maintaining a consistent gauzy undertone.

Thomas / Lash / Sanders: Skip Thomas / Lash / Sanders:
Skip

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Pianist Pat Thomas surprises by this album of 9 jazz standards with the rhythm section of Mark Sanders on drums and Dominic Lash on bass, recorded live at Brunel University and Vortex, unique interpretations of classic music from Coltrane, Coleman, Parker, &c.

Turner, Roger / Henry Kaiser / Martin Kuchen / Damon Smith / Jeff Coffin / Ed Pettersen / Tania Chen Turner, Roger / Henry Kaiser / Martin Kuchen / Damon Smith / Jeff Coffin / Ed Pettersen / Tania Chen / Jordan Muscatello:
Interstellar Transmissions

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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Two fascinating experimental concepts executed by Roger Turner, Henry Kaiser, Martin Kuchen, Damon Smith, Jeff Coffin, Ed Pettersen, Tania Chen, & Jordan Muscatello; Disc 1, each musician improvised alone to NASA recordings from the Voyager spacecraft, the results mixed together over the Voyager track; Disc 2, three improvisers play together in response to Voyager tracks.

van Hemmen, Flin (w/ Neufeld / Obsvik): Drums of Days van Hemmen, Flin (w/ Neufeld / Obsvik):
Drums of Days

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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Debut album as a leader from drummer and pianist Flin van Hemmen, an evocative album of original compositions and improvisations recorded in a trio with Eyvind Opsvik on double bass and Todd Neufeld on acoustic guitar, with Tony Malaby on alto and soprano sax on one track; a beautifully cinematic and poetic album that allows for space and reflection.

Van Iniitu, Sylvain / Thomas Coquelet / Quentin Conrate: Maneries Ramonandi Fournellos Van Iniitu, Sylvain / Thomas Coquelet / Quentin Conrate:
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(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Wintsch / Weber / Wolfarth: Willisau Wintsch / Weber / Wolfarth:
Willisau

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The improvisational and untraditional piano trio of Michel Wintsch (piano, synthesizers), Christian Weber (bass), and Christian Wolfart (drums) in a fantastic, live performance from Willisau.

Wintsch, Weber, Wolfarth: The Holistic Worlds Of [VINYL] Wintsch, Weber, Wolfarth:
The Holistic Worlds Of [VINYL]

(Monotype -- Poland )

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A thoroughly modern piano trio using the advanced language of free improvisation with full reference to jazz tradition from Michel Wintsch (piano, synthesizer), Christian Weber (bass) and Christian Wolfarth (drums).

WPB3 (Werchowska / Pontevia / Boubaker): A Floating World WPB3 (Werchowska / Pontevia / Boubaker):
A Floating World

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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The French WPB3 trio explores areas between abstract minimalist, contemporary concrete instrumental improvised music and energetic noisy free jazz with an uncompromisingly totally free approach.

Wright, Jack: Rattle OK & Rattle Still OK Wright, Jack:
Rattle OK & Rattle Still OK

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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Combining two albums from free improvising saxophonist Jack Wright's 1999-2000 tour across North America, presenting music in various configurations with Bob Marsh, Tom Djll, Bhob Rainey, John Shiurba, Matthew Sperry, Ben Wright, Greg Kelley, Bob Wagner, Joe Giardullo, &c. &c.

Yamamoto Trio, Eri: The Next Page Yamamoto Trio, Eri:
The Next Page

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Elegant, thoughtfully lyrical and original jazz trio compositions from pianist Eri Yamamoto's Trio with bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi, their 7th release as a group and 3rd on Aum Fidelity.

Landaeus, Mathias: Into Life [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Landaeus, Mathias:
Into Life [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Pianist Mathias Landaeus leads his trio with Johnny Aman on bass and Jonas Holgersson on drums through five original pieces, a mazurka by Chopin, and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", an eclectic take on the piano trio blending modern techniques with both traditional and creative compositions.

Tandaapushi: Borromean Rings <i>[Used Item]</i> Tandaapushi:
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(JVTLANDT -- Norway )

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The second album from this Norwegian electric improvising power trio, using dark rhythmic grooves over which guitar, electric piano, amplified objects, no-input mixing board, and pianet emerge, creating hypnotic states that lead to exultant moments through sinuous melody, building and releasing intensity while maintaining a consistent gauzy undertone.

 

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