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Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs] Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry:
European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs]

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Essential radio and live recordings from saxophonist Albert Ayler's European tour in 1964 with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on double bass and Sunny Murray on drums, a quintessential grouping for Ayler's compositions, here in outstanding renditions of classic works including "Spirits", "Ghosts", "Vibrations", "Mothers", "Childrens", plus Don Cherry's "Infant Happiness".

Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love): She Knows... Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love):
She Knows...

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Named for a Don Cherry composition included on this album, the core trio of The Thing--Mats Gustafsson on reeds, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums--is joined by saxophonist and pocket trumpter Joe McPhee, recording classic free jazz and harmolodic pieces by Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer, Frank Lowe, & Joe McPhee.

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van M Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)[VINYL]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Plan Kruutntoone joins forces with avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt for a conceptual narrative blurring improvised music, compositional and rock forms, with a narrative based around Zorro and Rosa, geography (and Spielberg) and Brodski, or in their terms: composed and deranged music and lyrics (and other words) on guitars, basses, drums and a piano.

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van M Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Plan Kruutntoone joins forces with avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt for a conceptual narrative blurring improvised music, compositional and rock forms, with a narrative based around Zorro and Rosa, geography (and Spielberg) and Brodski, or in their terms: composed and deranged music and lyrics (and other words) on guitars, basses, drums and a piano.

Kowald, Peter Quintet: Peter Kowald Quintet Kowald, Peter Quintet:
Peter Kowald Quintet

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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First ever CD reissue of the only band under bassist Peter Kowald's own name, remastered; originally released by FMP in 1972, this is exemplary European Free Jazz from one of the orignal innovators in a quartet with Peter Kowald on tuba, bass, & alphorn, Gunter Christmann and Paul Rutherford on trombones, Peter van der Locht on alto saxophone, and Paul Lovens on drums.

Banabila, Michel: All Connected Banabila, Michel:
All Connected

(StealthRec -- Netherlands )

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Collaborations between electronic artist Michel Banabila, 14 tracks in total along with 16 musicians of experimental electronic, compositional, and electronica forms, inspired by the Disquiet Junto project and with artists including Machinefabriek, Radboud Mens, violinist Oene van Geel and Mayana Golovchenko, each track revealing different aspects of Banabila's broad interests.

Artaud, Antonin (Jaap Blonk): To Have Done With the Judgment of God Artaud, Antonin (Jaap Blonk):
To Have Done With the Judgment of God

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

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Vocal performer & musician Jaap Blonk presents a rendering of French dramatist, poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud's "Pour en Finir avec le Jugement de Dieu" (To Have Done With the Judgment of God), a work shelved by the French Radio in 1948 without broadcast as 'too scatological, political, anti-religious, random, and cacophonous through xylophonic and percussive sounds'.

Blonk's, Jaap Retirement Overdue (w/ Petruccelli / Stadhouders / Rosaly): New Start [2 CDs] Blonk's, Jaap Retirement Overdue (w/ Petruccelli / Stadhouders / Rosaly):
New Start [2 CDs]

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

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The first working band for Dutch vocal improviser Jaap Blonk in 20 years, as he passes 65 years and is clearly NOT ready for retirement, assembling Miguel Petruccelli (Native Aliens Ensemble) on guitar, Jasper Stadhouders (Cactus Truck) on bass, and Chicago ex-pat Frank Rosaly on drums for a double CD of new work, collective improvisation and reworked Blonk classics.

Eventless Plot (Vasilis Liolios / Yiannis Tsirikoglou / Arias Gatas): Parallel Worlds Eventless Plot (Vasilis Liolios / Yiannis Tsirikoglou / Arias Gatas):
Parallel Worlds

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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With 20 years of performance history, the "Eventless Plot" trio of Thessaloniki, Greece -- Vasilis Liolios (Psaltery, percussion, electronics), Yiannis Tsirikoglou (electronics) and Arias Gatas (piano, percussion, electronics) -- present three chamber works, performed with other other Greek instrumentalists; extraordinary works of embracing creativity and depth.

de Asis, Clara / Mara Winter: Repetition Of The Same Dream de Asis, Clara / Mara Winter:
Repetition Of The Same Dream

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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During pandemic lockdowns, flutist Mara Winter and experimentalist Clara de Asís explored locations of natural resonance to capture this mix of composition and improvisation, delicate and detailed recordings of diverse intent, using harmonically rich tones and textures that resonate in mysterious and haunting ways, beautiful dream-like secrets and reveries.

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Adios Al Futuro Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
Adios Al Futuro

(Discus -- UK )

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The 2nd release from the UK instrumental rock band Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keyboards & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwind, keyboards, synth bass & electronics, and Steve Dinsdale on drums, keyboards & electronics, expand their sound and referenes as they tug on the heartstrings of prog, krautrock and other advanced rock forms with modern and mellotron-fueled orchestration.

Oxley, Tony: February Papers Oxley, Tony:
February Papers

(Discus -- UK )

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Reissuing percussionist and electronic innovator Tony Oxley's 1977 Incus album, collecting works from Oxley's evolving approaches, including a quartet with bassist Barry Guy and violinists David Bourne & Philipp Wachsmann; a trio with Barry Guy and Ian Brighton on electric guitar; and solo pieces including a piece for Evan Parker emulating his sound through electronics.

Dingman, Chris (May Han Oh / Tim Kelper): Embrace Dingman, Chris (May Han Oh / Tim Kelper):
Embrace

(Inner Arts Initiative -- USA )

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Finding rich warmth in NY vibraphonist Chris Dingman's melodic and optimistic compositions, several inspired by Dingman's interest in West African music traditions, performed in a trio with bassist Linda May Han Oh (Pat Metheney) and drummer Tim Keiper (Cyro Baptista, David Byrne); an inspiringly lyrical album with exceptional soloing and improvisation interplay.

Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori: Sand Storm Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori:
Sand Storm

(Libra/ Circum-Disc -- Japan )

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The cooperative quartet Kaze of Satoko Fujii on piano, Peter Orins on drums, Christian Pruvost on trumpet, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, joins with elextroacoustic improviser Ikue Mori for seven exploratory pieces recorded in the studio after a one-week tour in Austria, France, and Russia, their enthusiasm for their extraordinarily unique group sound clearly evident.

Futterman, Joel : Intervals Futterman, Joel :
Intervals

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Each of the three parts of NY pianist Joel Futterman's "Intervals" is unedited first takes, a referendum on 40 years of playing and expanding his powers at free jazz that embraces tradition and future, alway engaging his listeners through fully formed figures, phrase and motifs, a great combination of familiar jazz elements and imaginative free invention.

Feldman, Morton: Triadic Memories [2 CDs] Feldman, Morton:
Triadic Memories [2 CDs]

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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The second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about that reality, the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman attempted to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard here in Judith Wegmann's 2019 recording, where thThe second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman worked to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard her in Judith Wegmann's 2019 studio recording where that space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.at space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Monochrome Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Monochrome

(self-released -- USA )

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As much a solo percussion album as a collection of large-scale compositions, Tatsuya Nakatani created hundreds of recordings of his collection of gongs, meticulously capturing each instrument's voice and arranging them into seven large works, maintaining the character of each instrument as material for these wonderfully dramatic and resonant works of silence, space and texture.

Okuden Quartet (Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Hamid Drake): Every Dog Has Its Day Okuden Quartet (Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Hamid Drake):
Every Dog Has Its Day But It Doesn't Matter Because Fat Cat Is Getting Fatter [2 CDs]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Reed player Mat Walerian's 4th album as a leader, in a quartet with Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on double bass & shakuhachi, and Hamid Drake on drums, the name "Okuden" meaning "inner teachings, as Walerian's compositions vary from a fully free introspective opener to joyful jazz idiom, a perfect set for this versatile and enlightened set of musicians.

Zeitkratzer / Mariam Wallentin: The Shape of Jazz to Come Zeitkratzer / Mariam Wallentin:
The Shape of Jazz to Come

(Zeitkratzer -- Germany )

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The flexible zeitkratzer ensemble joins with Swedish singer Mariam Wallentin to focus on jazz music, in an unusual tribute to great jazz musicians from Sweet Emma Barrett to Muhal Richard Abrams, interpreting pieces like "Jelly Roll Blues" and "Strange Fruit", filtered through zeitkratzer's unusual lense and recorded live at Festival Sacrum Profanum in Krakow, Poland, 2018.

Shipp, Matthew / Rob Brown: Then Now Shipp, Matthew / Rob Brown:
Then Now

(RogueArt -- Austria )

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Since their 1988 duo album Sonic Explorations and through a number of group collaborations, the duo of alto saxophonist Rob Brown and pianist Matthew Shipp have extended and evolved their uniquely astute and confident dialog, as heard in this magnificent 8-part studio album, a reflection on their compatibility and perceptive artistry.

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp: The Clawed Stone Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp:
The Clawed Stone

(RogueArt -- Switzerland )

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Matthew Shipp (piano), John Butcher (saxophones) and Thomas Lehn (electronics) in a studio album recorded in France in 2017, a uniquely voiced collective trio of transformative improvisation, Lehn's additions and modifications blending perfectly with Shipp's solid foundations and Butcher's advanced technical expression, for an engrossing and expressive set of recordings.

Semantics (Elliott Sharp / Ned Rothenberg / Samm Bennett): Semantics Semantics (Elliott Sharp / Ned Rothenberg / Samm Bennett):
Semantics

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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An excellent example of the 80s Downtown NY approach to improvisation from the trio of wind player Ned Rothenberg on alto & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet & flute, Elliott Sharp on guitar, bass & violin, and Samm Bennett on drums, percussion & electronic drums, all in the height and excitement of the new music being developed and performed in NYC in the 1980s; awe-inspiring!

Hayward, Charles : Crossfade Estate Hayward, Charles :
Crossfade Estate

(Klanggalerie -- E.U. )

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Recorded in 2005 with an ensemble of like-minded instrumentalists and then edited and collaged for the next year and a half, this was a project of Charles Hayward during his time at The Albany in Deptford, London, using their digital recording suite to create a large work using a variety of strategies and developed in a dramatic story form, issued here for the 1st time.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy: A Certain Slant Of Light Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy:
A Certain Slant Of Light

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )

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A 5-part electroacoustic improvisation from the UK duo of electronic and sound artist Thanos Chyrsakis and reedist Chris Cundy, the former using laptop computer, synthesizers, and copicat tape echo to create mesmerizing sheens of sound that circle and complement Cundy's bass clarinet, who also performs on megaphone, voice changer, zither, & objects; entrancing and captivating.

Ballister: Znachki Stilyag Ballister:
Znachki Stilyag

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The tenth year of the working and touring international Ballister trio of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophones, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion, here in an outrageously powerful yet explorative concert at Dom Cultural Center, in Moscow, Russia in 2019, a fierce example of what this band is capable of.

Kidambi, Amirtha / Lea Bertucci: End of Softness [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Kidambi, Amirtha / Lea Bertucci:
End of Softness [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Working in isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, vocalist Amirtha Kidambi and tape manipulator and electronic artist Lea Bertucci re-contextualize their Phase Eclipse album, merging segments of that album with a recording of a live performance, to create a new set of works, rife with the agony, isolation, and anomalous experiences of the time: The End of Softness.

Chemical Expansion League, The (Bohman / Lynch / Northover / Mengersen): Grappling with the Orange P Chemical Expansion League, The (Bohman / Lynch / Northover / Mengersen):
Grappling with the Orange Porpoise

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Adam Bohman, Sue Lynch and Adrian Northover, who work together in London as The Custodians Of The Realm, and Berlin double bassist Ulf Mengersen met in 2016 on the RARA Festival of Improvised Music in Sicily, where they all were perf...

Moore, Michael / NDR Bigband: Sanctuary Moore, Michael / NDR Bigband:
Sanctuary

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )

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Multi-reedist Michael Moore presents works from his catalog with the powerfully flexible 19-piece NDR Big Band, drawing from the history of his Ramboy label, including a tribute to Stravinsky, expanding a trio for clarinets, rearranging an Ellingtonian piece originally written for Available Jelly, and the title track, written for his mother as the first recording for Fragile Quartet.

Schlippenbach Quartet: Three Nails Left Schlippenbach Quartet:
Three Nails Left

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Remastered and with the original cover, the expanded Schlippenbach Trio of pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach, saxophonist Evan Parker on soprano & tenor, drummer/percussionist Paul Lovens, and German double bassist Peter Kowald, a stellar group captured in two incredibly inventive concerts at Third New Jazz Festival Moers and at Quartier Latin in 1974 & 1975.

Graves, Milford / Don Pullen: The Complete Yale Concert, 1966 Graves, Milford / Don Pullen:
The Complete Yale Concert, 1966

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Originally issued in two volumes on their own SRP Records in 1966 & 67 as In Concert At Yale University and Nommo, the duo of drummer/percussionist Milford Graves and pianist Don Pullen are heard live in in this excitingly energetic and revelatory concert at Yale University, redefining the roles of their instruments during the most exploratory period of free jazz.

Fragile Quartet (Moore / Fraanje / van der Feen / Hemingway): Cretan Dialogues Fragile Quartet (Moore / Fraanje / van der Feen / Hemingway):
Cretan Dialogues

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )

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If fragile means a thoughtful album of improvisation with a lyrical intention and sophisticated playing, then reedist Michael Moore's quartet with Harmen Fraanje on piano, Clemens van der Feen on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on drums & percussion shows a sublimely muscular fragilility in a lovely and extremely intelligent modern jazz album of embraceable and exemplary work.

Zurria, Manuel  : Again & Again [2 CDs] Zurria, Manuel :
Again & Again [2 CDs]

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Drawing from contemporary composers including Tom Johnson, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Adrian Democ, James Tenney, &c, this is the 3rd chapter of Italian flutist Manuel Zurria's project/research on "minimalisms" in contemporary music, taking an active interpretation of the classification over 16 informed and adventurous recordings.

Reid, Tomeka Quartet: Old New Reid, Tomeka Quartet:
Old New

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Drawn from some of New Yorks finest and most active improvisers, cellist Tomeka Reid's string-centric quartet with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Jason Roebke on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums, take Reid's lyrical compositions into ebullient territory, showing the effective power of these versatile string instruments in creative and irresistible modern jazz.

Toyozumi / Yandsen / Countryman: Future of Change Toyozumi / Yandsen / Countryman:
Future of Change

(ChapChap Records -- Japan )

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The collaboration of American alto saxophonist living in the Philippines Rick Countryman with legendary Japanese free improvising drummer Sabu Toyozumim, also performing on Erhu, continues with this outstanding performance at the LIMBO Art Gallery in Makati, Philippines in 2020, joined by Malaysian tenor saxophonist Yong Yandsen for a burning set of free jazz.

Tippett, Keith: Musician Supreme [4 CD BOX SET] Tippett, Keith:
Musician Supreme [4 CD BOX SET]

(FMR -- UK )

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Collecting 4 albums with pianist Keith Tippetts: The Bern Concert, a 1993 live duo with Howard Riley; Linückea, a 2000 studio album with The Kreutzer String Quartet plus a narrated work; The Dartington Trio of Keith Tippett, Julie Tippetts & Paul Dunmall live in 2003; and The Dartington Trio Live at The Priory at the Southend International Jazz Festival.

Keune / Lash / Noble: And Now Keune / Lash / Noble:
And Now

(FMR -- UK )

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A searing album in the European Free Jazz tradition from the trio of Stefan Keune on tenor sax, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Steve Noble on drums, performing live at Cafe Oto in London in 2020 for an explosive set that at times catches its breath, but which always returns to their assertive and astounding displays, ultimately ending with a unique introspection; magnificent.

Metal Moves: Metalkymist Metal Moves:
Metalkymist

(FMR -- UK )

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Percussionist Steve Hubback's project Metal Moves presents the percussionist, composer and instrument maker's work, using drums, gongs, bells, cymbals and percussive sculptures in well-developed compositions, evoking mysterious environments that evolve into muscular displays of extraordinary power, a beautifully balanced album of uniquely voice solo percussion.

Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: The Feeling Principle Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
The Feeling Principle

(FMR -- UK )

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Representing some of the finest of UK free improvisers, the quartet of John Edwards on bass, Mark Sanders on drums, Liam Noble on piano, and Paul Dunmall on tenor & alto saxophones are recorded in the studio in Birmingham for three extended improvisations of commanding technique, creative drive and wide dynamics; the power of free jazz in the hands of masters.

La Casa, Eric : Interieurs La Casa, Eric :
Interieurs

(Swarming -- France )

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A stunning exploration of interior architecture through recordings of the elements of three spaces including La Casa's own apartment, finding micro and macro-scopic sound in common elements that he uses to create fascinating compositions reflecting both the captivating fullness and stillness of each space, as the composer questions his relationship with each space.

Liebman / Brecker / Copland / Alessi / Gress / Baron: QuinT5T Liebman / Brecker / Copland / Alessi / Gress / Baron:
QuinT5T

(Inner Voice Jazz -- USA )

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Compatriots in bands over many years, the quintet of David Liebman on saxophones, Randy Brecker on trumpets, Marc Copland on piano, Drew Gress on bass and Joey Baron on drums, joined by trumpeter Ralph Alessi on 2 tracks, come together to bring joyfully lyrical enthusiasm and masterful skill to works by Liebman, Gress, Baron, Brecker, and Ellington.

Taylor, Chad Trio (Feat Brian Settles / Neil Podgurski): The Daily Biological Taylor, Chad Trio (Feat Brian Settles / Neil Podgurski):
The Daily Biological

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Merging players from the NY, Philidelphia and Chicago scenes, the trio of drummer Chad Taylor, saxophonist Brian Settles and pianist Neil Podgurski have a history reaching into the 90s in NYC, bringing a confident kinetic energy to their playing, energized by Taylor's powerful rhythmic center and a lyrical bent that makes their music exuberant and intelligent at once.

Stirrup + 6 (Lonberg-Holdm / Macri / Rumback): The Avondale Addition Stirrup + 6 (Lonberg-Holdm / Macri / Rumback):
The Avondale Addition

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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The Stirrup trio of cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri (bass), and Charles Rumback (drums) is merged with improvisers from Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra project--Keefe Jackson & Mars Williams on reeds, guitarist Peter Maunu, violist Jen Clare Paulson, trumpeter Russ Johnson & Zoots Houston on electronics -for this compelling structured performance at Elastic Arts.

Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): The Anthony Braxton Project Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek):
The Anthony Braxton Project

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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The Thumbscrew trio of NY improvisers Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibes, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass, turn their focus to their shared history with composer and reedist Anthony Braxton as he celebrates his 75th birthday, performing 11 previously unheard compositions selected from Composition No. 14 through No. 274; masterful and profound.

Zorn, John (Medeski / Grohowski / Hollenberg): Baphomet Zorn, John (Medeski / Grohowski / Hollenberg):
Baphomet

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The eight album from John Zorn's Simulacrum ensemble, blurring the lines between improvisation, fusion, exotica, compositional forms, and death-metal organ trio, performed with keyboardist John Medeski and members of heavy rock bands Cleric and Imperial Triumphant--Kenny Grohowski & Matt Hollenberg--in an epic 40 minutes long-form composition.

Master Oogway: Earth And Other Worlds [VINYL] Master Oogway:
Earth And Other Worlds [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The second album from the Norwegian electric jazz quartet of Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Karl Erik Horndalsveen on double bass, and Martin Heggli Mellem on drums, after their 2018 album The Concert Koan on the Clean Feed label, here in six powerfully thrilling tracks of youthful exuberance and impressive skill.

Master Oogway: Earth And Other Worlds Master Oogway:
Earth And Other Worlds

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The second album from the Norwegian electric jazz quartet of Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Karl Erik Horndalsveen on double bass, and Martin Heggli Mellem on drums, after their 2018 album The Concert Koan on the Clean Feed label, here in six powerfully thrilling tracks of youthful exuberance and impressive skill.

Mollestad, Hedvig: Ekhidna [WHITE VINYL] Mollestad, Hedvig:
Ekhidna [WHITE VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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In 2018 guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen received an invitation from the festival at Vossajazz commissioning a work for the 2019 festival, for which she expanded her instrumental rock trio to a sextet with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, drummer Torstein Lofthus (Elephant9), percussionist Ole Mofjell, and keyboardists Marte Eberson & Erlend Slettevoll.

Mollestad, Hedvig: Ekhidna Mollestad, Hedvig:
Ekhidna

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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In 2018 guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen received an invitation from the festival at Vossajazz commissioning a work for the 2019 festival, for which she expanded her instrumental rock trio to a sextet with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, drummer Torstein Lofthus (Elephant9), percussionist Ole Mofjell, and keyboardists Marte Eberson & Erlend Slettevoll.

Davies, Rhodri: Telyn Rawn Davies, Rhodri:
Telyn Rawn

(Amgen Records -- UK )

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Dating back to the 13th century in Wales, the Telyn Rawn is a nearly forgotten horsehair harp; UK improvising harpist Rhodri Davies researched the instrument and its unique sound, commissioning the construction of a harp on which he performs 18 improvisations of impressive technique and sonority, launching his new Amgen Records label with this album named for the instrument.

Ochs, Larry / Aram Shelton Quartet (w/ Nordeson / Dresser / Walton): Continental Drift Ochs, Larry / Aram Shelton Quartet (w/ Nordeson / Dresser / Walton):
Continental Drift

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Key artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, composers and bandleaders Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino saxophones and Aram Shelton on alto saxophone join together with Swedish drummer Kjell Nordeson, joined by either double bassist Mark Dresser or Scott Walton, in an album drawn from two sessions featuring exhiliarating pieces of unique approach from both composers.

Kuchen, Martin / Landaeus Trio (w/ Lanaeus / Nilsson / Aman): Mind The Gap Of Silence Kuchen, Martin / Landaeus Trio (w/ Lanaeus / Nilsson / Aman):
Mind The Gap Of Silence

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Martin Küchen (Angles) joins together with the Landaeus Trio of pianist Martin Landaeus, double bassist Johnny Aman, and drummer Cornelia Lisson, augmenting the sophisticated lyricism of the Landaeus piano trio with an atypically lyrical voice from Kuchen, as they are recorded in front of a live audience in the Gula Studion in Malmo, Sweden.

Roots Magic (Pololla / De Fabritiis / Tedeschi / Spera): Take Root Among The Stars Roots Magic (Pololla / De Fabritiis / Tedeschi / Spera):
Take Root Among The Stars

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Mining the area between the blues and creative jazz with pieces by Charles Tyler, Ornette Coleman, Phil Cohran and Sun Ra, this is the 3rd album from the Italian quartet of Alberto Popolla on clarinets, Errico De Fabritiis on saxophones, Gianfranco Tedeschi on double bass, and Fabrizio Spera on drums & percussion, joined by Eugenio Colombo on flute and Francesco Lo Cascio on vibes.

Who Trio (Wintsch / Hemingway / Oester): Strell Who Trio (Wintsch / Hemingway / Oester):
Strell

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The collective Who Trio of pianist Michel Wintsch, bassist Bänz Oester and drummer Gerry Hemingway take on the music of Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington in eight studio recordings and one live performance, interpreting in a collective fashion rather than straight readings of each work, allowing a unique level of freedom to be applied to these essential jazz compositions.

Sangliers (Dave Rempis / Keefe Jackson / Christine Wodrascka /  Didier Lasserre / Peter Orins): Mini Sangliers (Dave Rempis / Keefe Jackson / Christine Wodrascka / Didier Lasserre / Peter Orins):
Miniscules

(The Bridge Sessions -- France )

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The Bridge is a transatlantic network that connects improvisers across national boundaries, here connecting US Chicago-based musicians Keefe Jackson (saxophones & bass clarinet), Dave Rempis (saxophones), with French improvisers Christine Wodrascka (piano), Didier Lasserre (drums) and Peter Orins (drums) for a 2018 recording in Lille, France.

Jubileum Quartet (Leandre / Parker / Fermandez / Kaucic): A  UIS ? Jubileum Quartet (Leandre / Parker / Fermandez / Kaucic):
A UIS ?

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Celebrating 40 years of Zlatko Kaucic's professional career as a musician, the quartet of Joelle Leandre on acoustic bass, Evan Parker on tenor saxophone, Agusti Fernandez on piano, and Zlatko Kaucic on drums & objects are heard live at the 23th Cerkno Jazz Festival in 2018 for an extended and stunning set, from the most active to the most introspective of moments.

Conference Call (Gebhard Ullmann / Michael Jefry Stevens / Joe Fonda / Dieter Ulrich): Prism Conference Call (Gebhard Ullmann / Michael Jefry Stevens / Joe Fonda / Dieter Ulrich):
Prism

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The tenth Conference Call album and the first with drummer Dieter Ulrich taking over for former drummers Matt Wilson, Han Bennink, George Schuller and Gerry Hemingway, the 20 years journey for this transatlantic band leading to this album captured in the studio in Central NY while on tour, performing 3 original compositions from Ullman, 2 from Fonda, and 2 from Stevens.

Parker, Charlie : Selections From The SAVOY Recordings Parker, Charlie :
Selections From The SAVOY Recordings

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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The second of two volumes in celebration of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker's 100th birthday, here remastering his landmark recordings for the Savoy label in New York City between 1945-48, performing with jazz greats including Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Lewis, Curley Russel, Max Roach, &c. for some of be-bop's finest and best known compositions.

Parker, Charlie : Selections From The DIAL Recordings Parker, Charlie :
Selections From The DIAL Recordings

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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The first of two volumes in celebration of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker's 100th birthday, here remastering his landmark recordings for the Dial label on the US West Coast between 1946-47, performing with jazz greats including Miles Davis, Lucky Thompson, Erroll Garner, Barney Kessel, Red Calender, JJ Johson, Max Roach, &c. for some of Parker's best known and essential compositions.

Swell, Steve (w / Cyrille / Hwang / Bart / Lonberg-Holm / Boston): The Center Will Hold featuring An Swell, Steve (w / Cyrille / Hwang / Bart / Lonberg-Holm / Boston):
The Center Will Hold featuring Andrew Cyrille

(Not Two -- Poland )

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An essential asset of the NY Downtown scene since the 70s, trombonist Steve Swell leads and composes for an exemplary and uniquely orchestrated sextet bridging generations: Jason Kao Hwang on violin, viola & electronics, Ariel Bart on harmonica, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics, Robert Boston on piano & organ, and Andrew Cyrille on drums & percussion.

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD] Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.

Niblock, Phill: G2,44+/X2  [CD + BOOK] Niblock, Phill:
G2,44+/X2 [CD + BOOK]

(Room40 -- Australia )

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A gorgeous and rich drone composition from New York composer Phill Niblock, intended for maximum volume to bring out shifting and slowly interacting harmonics from a nonet of incredible guitarists — David First, Rafael Toral, Robert Poss, Susan Stenger, Alan Licht, Kevin Drumm, Lee Ranaldo, and Thurston Moore — with Jim O'Rourk engineering the album for optimal warmth.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver : Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver :
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1

(577 -- USA )

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After decades playing together, the quartet of Daniel Carter on tenor sax, trumpet & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, release the first of two planned studio albums, with two extended and remarkably warm collective excursions bookending a shorter "Scintillate", in an exceptionally solid album of masterful modern jazz.

Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein): Astroturf Noise  [VINYL] Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein):
Astroturf Noise [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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Astroturf Noise is Sam Day Harmet on mandolin, Sana Nagano on violin, Zach Swanson on bass, Billy Martin on percussion, and Sarah Bernstein on violin, living at the intersection of American folk & roots music and free improvisation, using effects and sonic additions in an unusual mix that the quintet makes completely natural and all their own.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Hwang, Jason Kao / Andrew Drury / Ken Filiano: Human Rites Trio Hwang, Jason Kao / Andrew Drury / Ken Filiano:
Human Rites Trio

(True Sound Recordings -- USA )

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Longtime bandmates Ken Filiano (bass) and Andrew Drury (drums) join violinist Jason Kao Hwang for 6 original compositions, each a progression of gestures, songs, movements and locations that bring the musicians into a state of discovery and compassion, completed during the COVID-19 pandemic and honoring healthcare workers and those tragically lost to the disease.

Bascaille: Quelque chose Bascaille:
Quelque chose

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Insanely inventive and obsessive, the Bascaille trio of Antoine Letourneau-Berger, Olivier Tremblay-Noel and Tom Jacques use a mix of traditional and world percussive devices, homemade instruments, objects and amplification to create works of contemporary art and percussion, using equal temperament, microtonality, noise music, improvisation, unison, and polyrhythms.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Various Artists (Barry Guy/Joelle Leandre/Rafal Mazur/Paal Nilssen-Love/Zlatko Kaucic/Agusti Fernand Various Artists (Barry Guy/Joelle Leandre/Rafal Mazur/Paal Nilssen-Love/Zlatko Kaucic/Agusti Fernandez/Mats Gustafsson/Ken Vandermark/Mikolaj Trzaska/Peter Brotzmann/Steve Swell/Per Ake Holmlander/Maya Homburger):
Not Two... But Twenty [5 CDs in Wooden Box]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Not Two Records celebrates their 20th Anniversary with a festival in Wlen, Poland, inviting 13 of the finest European & US improvisers--Guy, Leandre, Mazur, Nilssen-Love, Kaucic, Fernandez, Gustafsson, Vandermark, Trzaska, Brotzmann, Swell, Holmlander, & Homburg--performing in configurations from duo to quintet, released in a limited 5-CD wooden box set.

Alva Noto: Xerrox Vol. 4 [VINYL 2 LPs ] Alva Noto:
Xerrox Vol. 4 [VINYL 2 LPs ]

(Noton -- Germany )

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The 4th of 5 Xerox releases from electronic and sound composer Carsten Nicolai, based on the concept of digital replication of source material, Nicolai replicates his recordings and utilizes their changes, in Volume 4 creating melodic ambient works, warm tones that are colored and affected by subtle texture, creating a beautiful set of 14 cinematic expressions.

Alva Noto: Xerrox Vol. 4 Alva Noto:
Xerrox Vol. 4

(Noton -- Germany )

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The 4th of 5 Xerox releases from electronic and sound composer Carsten Nicolai, based on the concept of digital replication of source material, Nicolai replicates his recordings and utilizes their changes, in Volume 4 creating melodic ambient works, warm tones that are colored and affected by subtle texture, creating a beautiful set of 14 cinematic expressions.

Maximin, Berangere: Land of Waves  [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD] Maximin, Berangere:
Land of Waves [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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The sixth album of embraceable electroacoustic and acousmatic French composer Bérangère Maximin, whose work with Ina-GRM, Stockholm's EMS points to her extraordinary skills in organize other-worldly sound, imbued with her ability to create warmly embraceable works with mystery amongst propelling rhythm, here exploring recordings from city parks & abandoned properties.

Charles, Xavier / Bertrand Gauguet: Spectre Charles, Xavier / Bertrand Gauguet:
Spectre

(Akousis Records -- France )

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Using the interference points of closely pitched sound, long-time collaborators Xavier Charles and Bertrand Gauguet use acoustic and amplified clarinets and saxophones to create frequency landscapes that change slowly, ringing with harmonics while finding unison and conflict in their tones, creating meditative aural environments of great beauty and reflection.

MacroQuarktet, The: The Complete Night: Live At The Stone NYC [2 CDs] MacroQuarktet, The:
The Complete Night: Live At The Stone NYC [2 CDs]

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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NYC Downtown mainstays, trumpeters Dave Ballou and Herb Robertson, are heard in a full concert at The Stone in NYC in 2007 with bassist Drew Gress and drummer Tom Rainey, concentrating their work in the Satoko Fuji Orchestra and Orange Then Blue into their own quartet, this their first performance together their energy, inventivenss and enthusiasm is on full display.

 

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