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Smith, Damon : Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE] Smith, Damon :
Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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Reflecting on the passing of artist and musician Robert Ryman, double bassist Damon Smith dedicated this concert of inspired playing, technique and momentum at Cafe Fixe in Brookline, MA to Ryman, as Smith sought to present a definitive solo concert as an overview of his work, ably realizing Ryman's concept of finding all the things you can do with your instrument.

Braxton, Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Taylor Ho Bynum): Quartet (New Haven) 2014 [4 CDs] Braxton, Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Taylor Ho Bynum):
Quartet (New Haven) 2014 [4 CDs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $44.95    

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A 4-CD box set documenting the meeting of a quartet featuring saxophonist, composer and conceptualist Anthony Braxton alongside improvising guitarist and Wilco star Nels Cline, drummer and Deerhoof founder Greg Saunier, and trumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum, each CD an hour-long, wide-ranging set leaving behind genre imitations as they perform Braxton's colorful graphic score.

Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake: Soultime Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake:
Soultime

(FMR -- UK )

Price: $14.95    

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The 2nd concert at Eastside Jazz Club for the quintet of Paul dunmall on saxophone & penny whistle, Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Steve Tromans on piano, Dave Kane on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums, in a powerfully passionate and profoundly masterful set of lyrical free jazz, the perfect example of Dunmall's skill at assembling inspired jazz bands; highly recommended!

Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble: Turizmus [2 CDs] Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble:
Turizmus [2 CDs]

(FMR -- UK )

Price: $19.95    

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Szilard Mezei's Tiszan Innen Ensemble is a chamber jazz ensemble of rare sophistication and talent, 11 musicians performing Mezei's compositions and arrangements based on Hungarian folk songs, in active and lyrical pieces with wonderful interplay between sections and individual players, and excellent moment of lively and passionate soloing.

Rivers, Sam / Cecil McBee / Norman Connors: Emanation (Sam Rivers archive sessions. Vol.1) Rivers, Sam / Cecil McBee / Norman Connors:
Emanation (Sam Rivers archive sessions. Vol.1)

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

Price: $15.95    

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The NoBusiness label initiates its Sam Rivers Archive Series with this CD of River's Loft-era trio. the leader on tenor & soprano saxophones, flute & Piano, Cecil McBee on bass and Norman Connors on drums, for two sets at a Jazz Workshop residency in Boston in the summer of 1971, a superb concert showing inspired group interaction and River's intense focus.

Fujii, Satoko / Ramon Lopez: Confluence Fujii, Satoko / Ramon Lopez:
Confluence

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Having played in trio settings before, pianist Satoko Fujii and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez seized the opportunity to record as a duo in the studio in NY, bringing just two Fujii compositions to guide them, they began freely improvising, creating this stunning album of elegant interaction, peaceful yet detailed, intuitively beautiful and sophisticated music.

Hook, Line & Sinker (Tristan Honsinger / Antonio Borghini / Axel Dorner / Tobias Delius): Fishy Busi Hook, Line & Sinker (Tristan Honsinger / Antonio Borghini / Axel Dorner / Tobias Delius):
Fishy Business

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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A truly unique album of free improvisation and unusual narrative from the Berlin-based quartet of Tristan Honsinger on cello, Antonio Borghini on double bass, Axel Dorner on trumpet, and Tobias Delius on tenor saxophone, clarinet, a mix of Honsinger compositions and collective improv, since 2010 a working band combining music, movement and theater; masterfully idiosyncratic.

Parker, William / In Order To Survive: Live / Shapeshifter [2 CDs] Parker, William / In Order To Survive:
Live / Shapeshifter [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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Presenting both sets of the second night of bassist William Parker's concerts at Brooklyn's ShapeShifter Lab with his group In Order to Survive of pianist Cooper-Moore, alto saxophonist Rob Brown and drummer Hamid Drake, an extraordinary event that featured all new Parker compositions, including an extended suite for late trombonist Grachan Moncur III.

Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske: Psychedelic Backfire II Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske:
Psychedelic Backfire II

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $15.95    

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The second of two "Psychedelic Backfire"s, The Norwegian Elephant 9 improvising rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken are joined by Dungen guitarist Reine Fiske for an exciting live concert at Kampen Bistro, in Oslo in 2019, the interatciont of Fiske and Storlokken a fine example that prog rock is still a vital form.

Elephant9: Psychedelic Backfire I Elephant9:
Psychedelic Backfire I

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $15.95    

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The first of two "Psychedelic Backfire" concerts at Oslo's Kampen Bistro, taken from a 4 night residency by the Norwegian Elephant 9 rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken, expanding on tracks from their excellent studio catalog in strongly lyrical and technically superb instrumental and improvised rock forms.

Pukwana, Dudu / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink: Yi Yole Pukwana, Dudu / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink:
Yi Yole

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Recorded at the ICP Jubileum festival in Uithoorn, Holland, in 1978, this concert brings together the core of the Instant Composers Pool--pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink--with legendary South African alto saxophonist Dudu Pukwana (Blue Notes), Bennink also playing trombone, clarinet, and viola, in a lyrical and unpredictable set filled with humor and astounding playing.

ICP Tentet: Tetterettet ICP Tentet:
Tetterettet

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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10 years after drummer Han Bennink, pianist Misha Mengelberg, and saxophonist Willem Breuker formed the ICP co-op, Bennink & Mengelberg formed this 10-piece "Tetterettet", an all-star international group including Peter Brotzmann, Tristan Honsinger, John Tchicai, this their first incredible and far-ranging album, remastered and available on CD for the first time.

Electric Bird Noise: Hearn-Roberts-Strong-Watts Electric Bird Noise:
Hearn-Roberts-Strong-Watts

(Silber -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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Guitarist Electric Bird Noise, aka Brian Lea McKenzie, continues his string of slightly off-center rock albums, primarily instrumental work, this album including a muscular quartet with Jason Hearn on drums, Bradley Wayne Roberts on bass, Steve Strong on drums, plus an Alan Watts narration; 8 dramatic tracks using loops, effects, backward tracking and other aural trickery.

Marker (Vandermark / Clinkman / Marquette / Stewart / Sudderberg): New Industries [2 CDs] Marker (Vandermark / Clinkman / Marquette / Stewart / Sudderberg):
New Industries [2 CDs]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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The Chicago quintet of multi-reedist Ken Vandermark, drummer Phil Sudderberg, keyboardist/violinist Macie Stewart, and guitarists Andrew Clinkman and Steve Marquette, in a 2-CD release presenting studio and live recordings of each composition, showing how this outstanding improvising group balances dissonance and complexity with wildly swinging playing.

Monopiece / Jaap Blonk (Corde / Robidoux / Russell) Monopiece / Jaap Blonk (Corde / Robidoux / Russell):
S/T

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

Price: $13.95    

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An absurdly paced and spectacular album of electronic improvisation, percussion and voice, as the West Coast improvising trio Monopiece of Nathan Corder on electronics, Matt Robidoux on guitar, and Timothy Russell on percussion meet legendary improvising vocalist and electronics artist Jaap Blonk, recording at The Center for Contemporary Music, at Mills College.

Angles 9: Beyond Us Angles 9:
Beyond Us

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Now a distinct edition of saxophonist Martin Kuchen's concept, the Angles 9 ensemble is captured live at the Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour in The Netherlands in 2018, performing Kuchen's embraceable and lyrical compositions, allowing his masterful band--including Magnus Broo, Johan Berthling, Mattias Stahl, &c.--great opportunities for collective playing and profound soloing.

Parker, Evan / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard): Chiasm Parker, Evan / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard):
Chiasm

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Performing live at The Vortex in London and live at the DKDM studio in Copenhagen, legendary UK saxophonist Evan Parker joins Swedish pianist Jacob Anderskov's trio Kinetics with Adam Pultz Melbye on bass and Anders Vestergaard on drums, recording these four masterful improvisations of full-force momentum, concentration, exploration and exultation.

Ferrandini, Gabriel (Ferrandini / Faustino / Sousa): Volupias Ferrandini, Gabriel (Ferrandini / Faustino / Sousa):
Volupias

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Turning to one third of his more familiar Red Trio setting, percussionist/drummer Gabriel Ferrandini enlists bassist Hernani Faustino and tenor saxophonist Pedro Sousa (Sousa/Berthling/Ferrandini, PeterGabriel Duo) to perform 9 Ferrandini compositions named after streets in Lisbon leading from Ferrandini's house to his studio and then to ZDB.

Dresser, Mark Seven (Nicole Mitchell / Ehlrlich / GoGwilt / Dessen / White / Black / McLagan): Ain't Dresser, Mark Seven (Nicole Mitchell / Ehlrlich / GoGwilt / Dessen / White / Black / McLagan):
Ain't Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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The 2nd album for East/West Coast double bassist and composer Mark Dresser's Seven band, in a diverse set of lyrically intricate Dresser compositions using unusual and compelling rhythmic structures, with Nicole Mitchell on flute, Marty Ehrlich on clarinets & sax, Keir GoGwilt on violin, Michael Dessen on trombone, Joshua White on piano, and Jim Black on drums.

Leimgruber, Urs / Jean-Marc Foussat: Face to Face [2 CDS] Leimgruber, Urs / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Face to Face [2 CDS]

(Fou Records -- France )

Price: $14.95    

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The perfect foils for each other, German saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and French AKS sysnthesist Jean-Marc Foussat are heard in two complete concerts, one at the WIM in Zurich and one at the Kunsthalle in Lucerne, both exploring sound, timbre, momentum and atmosphere through extended techniques and extreme playing, and an amazing display of soundscape and sonic force.

Bailey, Derek / Han Bennink / Evan Parker: Topographie Parisienne [4 CDs] Bailey, Derek / Han Bennink / Evan Parker:
Topographie Parisienne [4 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

Price: $34.95    

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Recorded in 1981 by audio engineer and label owner Jean-Marc Foussat, the trio of guitarist Derek Bailey, saxophonist Evan Parker, and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Han Bennink are heard in an amazing evening of performance at 28 rue Dunois, in Paris, France, in duo and trio configurations, exploring material similar to Parker's "Topography of the Lungs"; essential.

Apartment House: Perform Olivier Messiaen and Linda Catlin Smith Apartment House:
Perform Olivier Messiaen and Linda Catlin Smith

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $15.95    

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The UK ensemble performs two works--Olivier Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du Temps" in 6 movements; and Linda Catlin Smith's "Among the Tarnished Stars"--taking a fresh modern approach to the Messiaen, drawing out its experimental character, and drawing out the sense of drama and intricate gradations of sonority in Smith's rich and mysterious work.

Bondi, Cyril / Pierre-Yves Martel / Christoph Schiller / Angharad Davies: Awire Bondi, Cyril / Pierre-Yves Martel / Christoph Schiller / Angharad Davies:
Awire

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $15.95    

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During the tour in support of their "Tse" release, the quartet of Cyril Bondi on Shruti box, pipe & harmonica, Christoph Schiller on spinet & effects, Pierre-Yves Martel on Viola da Gamba, pipe & harmonica, and Angharad Davies on violin captured this performance at London's Cafe OTO, improvised over a sequence of pitches with astonishing creativity.

Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith: The Sweetness of the Water [VINYL] Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith:
The Sweetness of the Water [VINYL]

(Treader -- UK )

Price: $25.95    

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A reissue of their 2004 album, the 4th on Thirsty Ear for the UK group Spring Heel Jack of Ashley Wales on guitar &, electronics, Mark Sanders on drums & timpani, John Coxon on guitar & keys, and John Edwards on bass, joined by Evan Parker on sax & piano, and special guest Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, for a subtle album of sonic complexities, dramatic power and lyrical poise.

Mitchell, Matt : Phalanx Ambassadors Mitchell, Matt :
Phalanx Ambassadors

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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The sophisticated compositions of New York pianist Matt Mitchell on piano, also performing on synthesizer, are heard in this quintet with Miles Okazaki on electric & acoustic guitars, Patricia Brennan on vibraphone & marimba, Kim Cass on bass, and Kate Gentile on drums & percussion, a challenging album that rewards through intensity and incredible detail.

Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline: Borasisi Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline:
Borasisi

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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Two drums and two saxophones merge to create this epic 2-part free jazz trek - "Right Eye Sun" and "Left Eye Moon", the album title taken from a sun deity in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle", who mated with the moon; this pairing is realized by West Coast masterful musicians Patrick Shiroishi & Vinny Golia (sax) and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline (drums & percussion).

Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop): Old Growth Forest II [CD] Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop):
Old Growth Forest II [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt composes for his quartet with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Jason Roebke on bass, recording live at a Jazzshares concert in The Parlor Room, Northampton, Massachusetts, in their second tour performing Eisenstadt's inventive compositions leading to strong, lyrical soloing with unexpected twists and turns.

Various Artists : Sound American Volume 21 The Change Issue [BOOK] Various Artists :
Sound American Volume 21 The Change Issue [BOOK]

(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Words by or about Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Ornette Coleman, Nicole Kaack, Bradford Bailey, G. Lucas Crane, Jennie Gottschalk, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Margasak, Terry Riley, Kim Brandt, John Cage, Josh Sinton, Edgard Varese, Marc Hannaford, John Zorn, Matthew Mehlan, Million Tongues Festival, Alex Mincek, Lester St. Louis, & Steve Lehman.

Ducret, Marc: Lady M Ducret, Marc:
Lady M

(Illusions -- France )

Price: $15.95    

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Taking on one of Shakespeare's most famous and frightening female characters, Lady Macbeth, in an 11-piece ensemble that include luminaries Liudas Mockunas, Samuel Blaser, and French guitarist Marc Ducret himself, using operatic form to focus his compositions on the emotional depth of his character, blending composed, improvised and sonic material into an exciting and unsettling work, drawing incredible performances from his players.

Koch, Hans / Jacques Demierre: Incunabulum Koch, Hans / Jacques Demierre:
Incunabulum

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

Price: $12.95    

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A unique pairing of reeds, piano and spinet captured live at Le Singe Club in Biel, Switzerland in 2018 between multi-reedist Hans Koch and keyboardist Jacques Demierre, a wild ride from frenetic interaction to introspective experimental, both using unusual techniques and Demierre playing inside his keyboards, a truly excellent and thrilling concert.

Evans, Peter / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy : Free Radicals At DOM Evans, Peter / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy :
Free Radicals At DOM

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

Price: $14.95    

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Radical masters of free jazz--Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez and British bassist Barry Guy--meet young(er) radical trumpeter Peter Evans at the Moscow Cultural Center DOM for this 2017 concert of free improvisation, a fiery and informed concert of two sets, each in three parts, and an encore, showing technical mastery, inventive interaction, and sheer excitement in performance.

GGRIL [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]: Facon [2 CDs] GGRIL [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]:
Facon [2 CDs]

(Circum-Disc -- France )

Price: $17.95    

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The Quebec ensemble GGRIL of eclectic instrumentation, acoustic and electronic, with an open-minded approach to developing large-scale works bringing together approaches to improvisation and contemporary composition, here presenting three works from residencies with John Butcher, Isaiah Ceccarelli and Xavier Charles recorded from 2016 through 2018.

IQ+1: Conversaphone Plus [VINYL] IQ+1:
Conversaphone Plus [VINYL]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

Price: $20.95    

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Describing their approach to their submersive electroacoustic music as a seance, the Czech Republic septet IQ+1 with Peter Vrba, George Bagdasarov, Veronika Hladka, Jana Kneschke, Michal Zboril, and Katerina Bilejova release their 3rd album, a mix of strings, trumpet, clarinet, harmonium, synth, electronics & field recordings, creating a virtual acousmatic music of great detail.

Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop): Old Growth Forest II [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD] Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop):
Old Growth Forest II [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt composes for his quartet with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Jason Roebke on bass, recording live at a Jazzshares concert in The Parlor Room, Northampton, Massachusetts, in their second tour performing Eisenstadt's inventive compositions leading to strong, lyrical soloing with unexpected twists and turns.

Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline: Borasisi [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline:
Borasisi [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Two drums and two saxophones merge to create this epic 2-part free jazz trek - "Right Eye Sun" and "Left Eye Moon", the album title taken from a sun deity in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle", who mated with the moon; this pairing is realized by West Coast masterful musicians Patrick Shiroishi & Vinny Golia (sax) and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline (drums & percussion).

Kimura, Izumi / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway : Illuminated Silence Kimura, Izumi / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway :
Illuminated Silence

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

Price: $14.95    

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Performing at St. Ann's Church in Dublin, Ireland, the trio of Japanese pianist living in Ireland, Izumi Kimura, is joined by London bassist Barry Guy and Swiss based drummer Gerry Hemingway for 8 superb improvisations, including renderings of Guy's "Blue Horizon", "Ancients" and "Finding It" and Agusti Fernandez' "How to Go Into a Room You Are Already In".

Zorn, John: The Hierophant Zorn, John:
The Hierophant

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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John Zorn composed this suite of compositions drawing inspiration from the mystic world of the Tarot and its wide range of impressions, emotions and inferences, from breathtaking activity to introspective elegance, performed as a piano trio by a spectacular group of Downtown NY performers: Brian Marsella on piano, Trevor dunn on bass, and Kenny Wollesen on drums.

Gustafsson, Mats / Christian Marclay: Link [VINYL] Gustafsson, Mats / Christian Marclay:
Link [VINYL]

(Smalltown Superjazzz / Actions for Free Jazz -- Norway )

Price: $24.95    

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Smalltown Supersound launches a new sublabel called Actions For Free Jazz with this duo of Christian Marclay and Mats Gustafsson, recording in the studio for 7 indescribably wonderful free improvisations using turntable and every inch of Gustafsson's baritone and tenor sax, plus electronics; an exciting album of unpredictable and incredibly skilled sound art.

Fire! Orchestra: Arrival [VINYL 2 LPs + CD] Fire! Orchestra:
Arrival [VINYL 2 LPs + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $28.95    

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Trimmed back to a mere 14 musicians, the Fire! Orchestra core trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, and Andreas Werliin and Orchestra original singers Mariam Wallentin and Sofia Jernberg add a string quartet, expanding their palette as they release their warmest and most embraceable album to date, from original material to covers of Robbie Basho and Chic.

Fire! Orchestra: Arrival Fire! Orchestra:
Arrival

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $15.95    

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Trimmed back to a mere 14 musicians, the Fire! Orchestra core trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, and Andreas Werliin and Orchestra original singers Mariam Wallentin and Sofia Jernberg add a string quartet, expanding their palette as they release their warmest and most embraceable album to date, from original material to covers of Robbie Basho and Chic.

Lowe, Allen: An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018 [8 CD BOX SET] Lowe, Allen:
An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018 [8 CD BOX SET]

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $69.96    

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Issuing career-spanning work from saxophonist, guitarist, composer, and music historian Allen Lowe: 4 CDs of previously unreleased material, and four CDs of thematically arranged material previously available, with collaborators including Julius Hemphill, Marc Ribot, Matthew Shipp, Don Byron, Ben Goldberg, Roswell Rudd, Steve Swell, Bobby Zankel, Lou Grassi, &c. &c!

Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus: Ten Songs About Real Utopia [VINYL Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus:
Ten Songs About Real Utopia [VINYL]

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

Price: $19.95    

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The 3rd album from the quartet of saxophonist Daniel Erdmann, drummer Samuel Rohrer, guitarist Frank Mobus and cellist Vincent Courtois, 10 "songs" that uses lyrical settings as a basis for avant soloing in compositions that find adept union points that yield to turbulence, billowing clouds that yield thunderous moments then clear to sophisticated tranquility.

Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus: Ten Songs About Real Utopia Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus:
Ten Songs About Real Utopia

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

Price: $14.95    

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The 3rd album from the quartet of saxophonist Daniel Erdmann, drummer Samuel Rohrer, guitarist Frank Mobus and cellist Vincent Courtois, 10 "songs" that uses lyrical settings as a basis for avant soloing in compositions that find adept union points that yield to turbulence, billowing clouds that yield thunderous moments then clear to sophisticated tranquility.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Henry Kaiser: Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo Smith Chadbourne, Eugene / Henry Kaiser:
Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo Smith

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Long-time collaborators, guitarists Henry Kaiser and Eugene Chadbourne perform the compositions of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, starting with their recording from 1977 of his "Wind Crystals", then improvising over 5 other Smith compositions, ending the album with an updated, 2017 version of "Wind Crystals"; an excellent refresh and retrospective from two incredible improvisers.

Ackley, Bruce / Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser / Aram Shelton: Unexpected Twins Ackley, Bruce / Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser / Aram Shelton:
Unexpected Twins

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Born out of Eugene Chadbourne's Twins band concepts from the 70s, which included over time saxophonist Bruce Ackley, and guitarists Henry Kaiser, and Fred Frith; fast forward to 2018 as Ackley & Frith return to the concept with Henry Kaiser and saxophonist Aram Shelton to revisit the original approach through pieces by those artists plus Steve Lacy, Eugene Chadbourne, and John Zorn.

Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves: Echoes Of Henry Cow Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves:
Echoes Of Henry Cow

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $15.95    

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Including musicians involved with the Canterbury scene (Sophia Domancich), Magma (Simon Goubert) and Henry Cow's own John Greaves narrating, French flutist Michel Edelin's Quintet takes on the music of Rock in Opposition legendary band Henry Cow, ten inventive "echoes" of their music as it has transformed performers and listeners over time; exceptional.

Biota: Fragment For Balance Biota:
Fragment For Balance

(Recommended Records -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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From Mnemonist Orchestra to Biota, with 18 albums in total, the Colorado collective Biota presents its 11th album on ReR, taking 4 years to complete this genre-defying album of gorgeous abstraction through free improvisation and composition, absorbing styles and reflecting them in a filtered ray of melody & song using unusual instrumentation and arrangment; absolutely recommended

Biota / Mnemonists: The Biota Box [6 CD BOX SET] Biota / Mnemonists:
The Biota Box [6 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $69.95    

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From Mnemonists to Biota, this box collects the first 5 studio albums released by the Colorado collective on the UK Recommended Records label, adding a bonus disc of all new recordings built from the group archives, and includes a 14-page booklet of artwork & historical notes shedding light on their gorgeous abstractions through free improvisation and studio composition.

Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert): Fruits Of Soli Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert):
Fruits Of Solitude

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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With a superb septet of improvisers also versed in contemporary music, trumpeter Franz Koglmann presents sophisticated compositions that interject the concept of "solitude" in the three-part title track, alongside Koglmann compositions and Jimmy Giuffre's "Finger Snapper", using striking orchestration of trumpet, sax, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, french horn, cello and double bass.

Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow): Graz Live 1961 Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow):
Graz Live 1961

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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After introducing his new trio with pianist Paul Bley and double bassist Steve Swallow in two 1961 albums on Verve, clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre embarked on a tour of Europe, this recently discovered, well-recorded concert in Graf, Austria the perfect example of his unique concepts yielding intensely focused, harmonically challenging, rhythmically abstract, and exquisite chamber jazz.

Art Ensemble of Chicago, The : We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration [2 CDS] Art Ensemble of Chicago, The :
We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration [2 CDS]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $17.95    

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Marking 50 years for Chicago's most important and innovative ensembles, formed in 1969 to advance creative musicians as part of the AACM, is this tribute to and based on music written by late members Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, and Joseph Jarman, performed by 15 innovative musicians young and old, and presented in 2 CDs: one in the studio and one live at the 2018 Edgefest.

Warnecke, Pierce / Louis Laurain: Phonotypic Plasticity [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Warnecke, Pierce / Louis Laurain:
Phonotypic Plasticity [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Pairing electronics with cornet, the duo of French cornetist Louis Laurain and US/Berlin electronicist Pierce Warnecke create an absolutely impressive and frequently frightening confluence of brass and sound, from slow interference tones to fully amplified microscopic elaboration, building environments that shift to surprise, alarm, and entrance their listeners.

Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg: Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg:
Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Finding free improvising trumpeter Jacob Wick, a master of lowercase approaches using unorthodox techniques, in a more active setting with Chicago drummer Phil Sudderberg (Marker with Vanderkmark, Dave Rempis); together they challenge each other in a give and take of skill and solid discussion, leaving room for unusual and sometimes aberrant technique; joyful!

Laurenzi, Dustin: Snaketime: The Music Of Moondog [VINYL] Laurenzi, Dustin:
Snaketime: The Music Of Moondog [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Viking of 5th Avenue, the melodic compositions of eccentric NY composer Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin) are explored through inventive and lyrical arrangements for improvisations in a Chicago octet performing live at the Hungry Brain, brought together by tenor saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, with Jason Stein, Nick Mazzarella, Chad McCullough, two drummers and bass.

Spike Orchestra: The Book Beri'ah Vol 3 - Binah Spike Orchestra:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 3 - Binah

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The second Masada book project from the adventurous London big band Spike Orchestra, whose interpretations of Zorn's Book of Angels compositions in their Cerberus album was a high point in that series by presenting lyrical strength, skill and power, heard again merging jazz, rock, & klezmer & more as they take on 9 compositions in Zorn's Book Beriah series.

Tomlinson, Alan Trio: Inside Out Tomlinson, Alan Trio:
Inside Out

(FMR -- UK )

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A live performance at IKLECTIK in London in 2018 from trombonist Alan Tomlinson's inventive trio with Phillip Marks on drums & percussion and Dave Tucker on electric guitar, with special guest John Edwards joining on bass violin for the title track, in a superb display of free jazz led by an essential member of the London free jazz scene since the 70s.

Dunmall, Paul / Mike Fletcher / Percy Pursglove / Richard Foote / Chris Mapp / Tymek Jozwiak: One Be Dunmall, Paul / Mike Fletcher / Percy Pursglove / Richard Foote / Chris Mapp / Tymek Jozwiak:
One Became Many

(FMR -- UK )

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A live album from Birmingham of informed free improvisation, recorded at the Lamp Tavern in 2018 by the quintet of Mike Fletcher on alto saxophone, Tymek Jozwiak on drums, Paul Dunmall on tenor saxophone, Richard Foote on trombone, and Percy Pursglove on trumpet, slowly evolving each of two extended improvisations while allowing focused interplay between group members.

Vicente, Luis / Vasco Trilla: A Brighter Side Of Darkness Vicente, Luis / Vasco Trilla:
A Brighter Side Of Darkness

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Starting from silence, the improvisations on this collective and fully spontaneous album from trumpeter Luis Vicente and percussionist Vasco Trilla never reaches cathartic crescendo, but as only skilled innovators such as they can do, they captivate the listener in other-worldly environments of advanced technique and profound intention; engrossing and ineffable.

Selva, The (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao): Canicula Rosa Selva, The (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao):
Canicula Rosa

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 2nd album from the Portuguese trio of cellist Ricardo Jacinto, double bassist Goncalo Almeida, and drummer Nuno Morao, blending free jazz and freely improvised music using effect pedals and electronic devices to expand their collective improvisations, textured playing influenced by folk melodies and an experimental post-rock bent; mesmerizing and passionate.

Spring Roll (Helary / Mayot / Rayon / Lemetre / Davis): Episodes Spring Roll (Helary / Mayot / Rayon / Lemetre / Davis):
Episodes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Picking up from flutist Sylvaine Helary's 2015 Ayler release "Spring Roll/Printemps", this evolved album of chamber jazz performed with Hugues Mayot on saxophone & clarinet, Antonin Rayon on piano & Moog, Sylvain Lemetre on vibes & percussions, and Kris Davis on piano, presents sophisticated compositions from Helary, Davis, Rayon Dan Blake, and Matt Mitchell.

Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt): Anything Is Possible Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt):
Anything Is Possible

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A tour-de-force of modern creative jazz from the quintet of Larry Ochs on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ken Filiano on bass & effects, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass & effects, and Harris Eisenstadt on drums, the familiar history of the musicians and the staggering skill of each bearing out the album's title, in 2 collective and 3 Ochs compositions.

Fujii, Satoko: Stone Fujii, Satoko:
Stone

(Libra -- Japan )

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A stunning solo album working inside and outside of the piano and coaxing electronic response from the strings from pianist Satoko Fujii, caputered at Samurai Hotel in NY in September of 2018, and in the studio in Brooklyn three months later, during her prolific 60th "kanreki" birthday year, here in 15 dynamic and far-ranging improvisations revealing her depth and creative powers.

Nakamura, Toshimaru / Ken Ikeda / Tomoyoshi Date: Ink on Paper Nakamura, Toshimaru / Ken Ikeda / Tomoyoshi Date:
Ink on Paper

(Meena -- Japan )

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The second recorded collaboration of Japanese no-input mixing board player Toshimaru Nakamura with London-based electronic artist Ken Ikeda and Japanese sound artist Tomoyoshi Date, a large, rich and detailed work of slowly evolving sonic environments, showing masterful control in developing sumptuous sound and then subtly deflecting it with unusual excursions.

Sista Maj (Segel / Tuominin / Axelsson / Wiberg): Localized Pockets of Negative Entropy [VINYL 2 LPs Sista Maj (Segel / Tuominin / Axelsson / Wiberg):
Localized Pockets of Negative Entropy [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Adansonia -- Germany )

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A joyously intense and hypnotic double vinyl album of instrumental improvised rock with a prog/psych orientation from the Swedish Sista Maj quartet of Jonathan Segel (Camper Van Beethoven) on guitars, violin, computer things, Mikael Tuominen on bass, Andreas Axelsson on drums, plus Mattias Olson (Anglagard) providing additional percussion and synth.

Kubisch, Christina : Schall und Klang Kubisch, Christina :
Schall und Klang

(Fragment Factory -- Germany )

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Hermann Scherchen (1891-1966) was a conductor & champion of 20th-century composers; in 1954 he established an electroacoustic experimental studio, with guests including Iannis Xenakis, Luc Ferrari, Edgar Varese and Luigi Nono; here Christina Kubisch provides a remarkable portrait of Scherchen in sound, merging his recordings, recited texts, and recordings from her own research.

Rose, Simon / Steve Noble: North Sea Night Rose, Simon / Steve Noble:
North Sea Night

(Not Two -- Poland )

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An impressive concert of free jazz from the UK duo of Simon Rose on baritone sax and Steve Noble on drums, their collaborations over many years, particularly their working relationship in their trio with Simon H. Fell, bringing obvious confidence in their conversation as each pushes their playing into both energetic and reflective moments of masterful skill.

Dark Star Safari (Rohrer / Bang / Honore / Aarse): Dark Star Safari [VINYL] Dark Star Safari (Rohrer / Bang / Honore / Aarse):
Dark Star Safari [VINYL]

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

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Percussionist Samuel Rohrer invited Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset to his Berlin studio to record the 10 improvisations that create the basis for these haunting songs, the band taking that material to enhance and shape resulting compositions, inspiring Jan Bang to develop the lyrics reminiscent of David Sylvian's recent work, resulting in this darkly impressive album.

Dark Star Safari (Rohrer / Bang / Honore / Aarse): Dark Star Safari Dark Star Safari (Rohrer / Bang / Honore / Aarse):
Dark Star Safari

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

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Percussionist Samuel Rohrer invited Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset to his Berlin studio to record the 10 improvisations that create the basis for these haunting songs, the band taking that material to enhance and shape resulting compositions, inspiring Jan Bang to develop the lyrics reminiscent of David Sylvian's recent work, resulting in this darkly impressive album.

Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell: There Is No Love [WHITE VINYL RSD] Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell:
There Is No Love [WHITE VINYL RSD]

(Confront -- UK )

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Confront initiates their new Core Series with the text piece "There Is No Love" with David Sylvian on voice, vocal treatments and electronics, Rhodri Davies on harp, vibraphone and radio, and Mark Wastel on tam tam and percussion, a sophisticated spoken word piece of shadowy atmosphere and innuendo, leveraging approaches from experimental, improvised and composed music.

Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler): Fake Music Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler):
Fake Music

(Soul What Records -- USA )

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Masterful, fervent free jazz from trans-Atlantic trio of Mars Williams on saxophones, Kent Kessler on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums, captured live at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in 2017 for three impressive collective improvisations of intense energy, articulate and extended expression, and ecstatic improvisation in an exceptional and cohesive concert.

Leigh, Geoff / Makoto Kawabata /  Aogu Tanimoto: Live At Delsol Cafe Leigh, Geoff / Makoto Kawabata / Aogu Tanimoto:
Live At Delsol Cafe

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )

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Acid Mothers Temple guitarist Kawabata Makoto meets Henry Cow wind player, percussionist and sound artist Geoff Leigh, with Aogu Tanimoto on violin & synth, as they are captured live at Delsol Cafe, in Yahata, Japan, performing a spiritually psychedelic five-part improvisation merging acoustic and electronic instruments in unorthodox and fascinating ways.

Torn, David / Tim Berne / Ches Smith: Sun Of Goldfinger [VINYL] Torn, David / Tim Berne / Ches Smith:
Sun Of Goldfinger [VINYL]

(ECM -- Germany )

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The fourth ECM album from NY Saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer Ches Smith, here in a trio with textural guitarist David Torn in three extended compositions merging jazz, rock and ambient forms, the middle track augmented with the Scorchio String Quartet and Craig Taborn, as they ebb and flow intense energy, fascinating compositional turns, and superb playing.

Torn, David / Tim Berne / Ches Smith: Sun Of Goldfinger Torn, David / Tim Berne / Ches Smith:
Sun Of Goldfinger

(ECM -- Germany )

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The fourth ECM album from NY Saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer Ches Smith, here in a trio with textural guitarist David Torn in three extended compositions merging jazz, rock and ambient forms, the middle track augmented with the Scorchio String Quartet and Craig Taborn, as they ebb and flow intense energy, fascinating compositional turns, and superb playing.

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Shattered Dimension Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Shattered Dimension

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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Weasel Walter is the constant in the no-wave influenced free improvising band Flying Luttenbachers, formed in 1991 and on hiatus since 2007; Walter reassembled the concept in 2018 for a tour in France, then again in 2019 with this lineup of saxophonist Matt Nelson, guitarist Brandon Seabrook and bassist Tim Dahl, recording this startling, demanding and excellent album.

Crump, Stephan / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe: Channels Crump, Stephan / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe:
Channels

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The NY trio of Stephan Crump on acoustic bass, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Cory Smythe on piano follow-up to their "Planktonic Finales" album with this live album recorded at the Unerhort!-Festival in Zurich in 2017, in a lyrically free album of solid compositional structures that result in warmly creative and singular jazz.

 

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