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Copland, Marc: Gary Copland, Marc:
Gary

((Illusions) -- France )

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Having a long association with pianists Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Bill Evans, and Marc Copland, it's fitting that the compositions of legendary bassist Gary Peacock are revealed in this solo album from Marc Copland with whom he has most recently worked, Copland interpreting his evocative compositions with thoughtful sensitivity and masterful skill.

Sunwatchers / Eugene Chadbourne: 3 Characters [VINYL 2 LPs] Sunwatchers / Eugene Chadbourne:
3 Characters [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Amish Records -- USA )

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Eugene Chadbourne brings his guitars and voice to join the Sunwatchers band of Peter Kerlin, Jim McHugh, Jason Robira, and Jeff Tobias, as they perform the music of great American rock band Minutemen, with Minuteman Mike Watt joining on "spiel & labor leader", alongside original pieces by Sunwatchers, and experimental rock band Henry Flynt & The Insurrections.

PEK Solo: Coefficient of Unity PEK Solo:
Coefficient of Unity

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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A great example of the state of David Peck (PEK)'s approach to improvisation & arsenal of instruments, in an epic solo work merging acoustic and electronic sources with an unhurried path in a coherent long-form improvisation using reeds, sheng, fog horn, game calls, gongs, chimes, crotales, daxophone, [d]ronin, mpa 019, therimin, aquasonic, loops, & signal processing.

Kuzu (Rempis / Dorji / Damon): Purple Dark Opal Kuzu (Rempis / Dorji / Damon):
Purple Dark Opal

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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In 2018 on their 2nd tour, the Kuzu trio of Dave Rempis on alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, Tashi Dorji on guitar, and Tyler Damon on drums, captured this, their 15th concert in the tour, at The Sugar Maple, in Milwaukee, an extended improvisation that lives up to its title in dark ruminations that reveal beauty and rare color through powerful and passionate playing.

Black, Jim Trio (w/ Elias Stemseder / Thomas Morgan): Reckon Black, Jim Trio (w/ Elias Stemseder / Thomas Morgan):
Reckon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Making complex rhythms comprehendible, drummer Jim Black and his trio with Thomas Morgan on bass and pianist Elias Stemeseder, present their 4th album, with 11 original compositions by the leader recorded in the studio in Switzerland, reckoning unusual pulses with swinging rhythms over which all three improvise with free and lyrical mastery for brilliant results.

Banabila, Michel: Movements (music for dance) [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD] Banabila, Michel:
Movements (music for dance) [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )

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Electroacoustic composer Michel Banabila compiles his dynamic works for dance & movement in this beautifully pressed limited double LP, presenting two 2019 works--'Dragonfly II' for "A Trace of Inevitability" (Yin Yue - Pennsylvania Ballet), and "Illicit Acquirement" for "Enough" (Patrick O"Brien - CUNY Dance Initiative)--and six prior pieces featuring his work with Conny Janssen Danst & Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

Grydeland, Ivar / Henry Kaiser: In The Arctic Dreamtime Grydeland, Ivar / Henry Kaiser:
In The Arctic Dreamtime

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Norwegian guitarist and composer Ivar Grydeland and US guitarist, improviser and composer Henry Kaiser met in the studio with the goal of working on a soundtrack for a classic Norwegian silent film, "Ellsworths flyveekspedition 1925"; in a single take they recorded this amazingly detailed and beautiful improvisation, from which these 5 astounding tracks were selected.

Brotzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink: Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule 2018 [VINYL] Brotzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink:
Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule 2018 [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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50 years after saxophonist Peter Brotzmann's Octet recorded the legendary "Machine Gun" album, the trio of Berlin pianist, composer Alexander von Schlippenbach and Dutch percussionist Han Bennink commemorated the album at Lila Eule in Bremen, the concert heard here so successful that the trio decided to release the album and continue on as a working trio.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Live in Nuremberg Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Live in Nuremberg

(SMP Records -- Germany )

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With an abundance of collaborations, including numerous duo settings, "Live In Nuremberg" stands apart for NY-based Brazilian saxophonist based Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp as one of their few live albums, capturing an organically evolving and impressive 56 minute dialog and a short summation, heard at the 2019 Art of Improvisation Festival in Nuremberg, Germany.

JeJaWeDa (Bishop / Blonk / Walter / Smith): Pioneer Works Vol. 1 [CD + BOOKLET] JeJaWeDa (Bishop / Blonk / Walter / Smith):
Pioneer Works Vol. 1 [CD + BOOKLET]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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The 1st of two volumes from the quartet of Jeb Bishop on trombone & electronics, Jaap Blonk on voice & electronics, Weasel Walter on percussion, and Damon Smith on double bass, each player an innovator and leader on their own, together bringing unique elements of virtuoso quirk and passionate mastery, merging voice, electronics and acoustics in profoundly unusual ways.

Grimal, Alexandra / Joelle Leandre: Desordre Grimal, Alexandra / Joelle Leandre:
Desordre

(Montagne Noire -- France )

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A playful, thoughtful, and quick witted encounter between Egyptian saxophonist Alexandra Grimal and French double bassist Joelle Leandre, at times each on voice, emphasizing a "desired disorder" in their approach to instant composition and declaring that neither determines the course of the music, but that they follow it simply as the music decides; wonderful.

Breuker, Willem / Han Bennink: New Acoustic Swing Duo [2 CDS] Breuker, Willem / Han Bennink:
New Acoustic Swing Duo [2 CDS]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Remastering and re-issuing the very first album on the new Dutch artist-run free improvised music label, ICP Records (Instant Composers Pool), "New Acoustic Swing Duo" brings reedist Willem Breuker and drummer Han Bennink together for 6 incredible improvisations, the 2nd CD extending the original album with a live concert at Jazzclub Podium in Essen, DE in 1968.

Fujii, Satoko / Orchestra New York: Entity Fujii, Satoko / Orchestra New York:
Entity

(Libra -- Japan )

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Satoko Fujii leads her 13-piece big band through 5 thrilling and insightful compositions with a who's-who of NY improvisation: Nels Cline (guitar), Ches Smith (drums), Joe Fiedler & Curt Hasselbring (drums), Oscar Noriega, Ellery Eskelin, Briggan Krauss, Andy Laster & Tony Malaby (sax), Herb Robertson, Natsuki Tamura & Dave Ballou (trumpet) & bassist Stomu Takeishi; wow!

Coltrane, John Quartet: Impressions Graz 1962 Coltrane, John Quartet:
Impressions Graz 1962

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

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Taking his quartet on a European tour in the fall of 1962, Coltrane's band with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass, and Elvin Jones on drums performed in Graz, Austria at Stefaniensaal, the concert beautifully recorded by ORF Steiermark and here released as the first of two volumes, showing both Coltrane's lyrical origins and expanding free inclinations.

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Imminent Death Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Imminent Death

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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The ever-shifting lineup of jazz/no-wave/avant/aberrant improvisers The Flying Luttenbachers, anchored by drummer Weasel Walters, brings multi-reedist Matt Nelson, two guitarists (Brandon Seabrook & Henry Kaiser), bassist Tim Dahl and Brad Laner on synth for an aggressively informed and excitingly unpredictable album of superb playing and possibly bad intention; recommended!

Frith, Fred / Nicolas Humbert / Marc Parisotto: Cut Up The Border Frith, Fred / Nicolas Humbert / Marc Parisotto:
Cut Up The Border

(RogueArt -- France )

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Filmakers and composers Nicolas Humbert and Marc Parisotto revisit the tapes recorded by Jean Vapeur for the film by Humbert & Werner Penzel, "Step Across the Border" with soundtrack by Fred Frith, extracting more of Vapeur's fascinating field recordings and adding music by Fred Frith with additional music & voice from Tom Cora, Iva Bittova, John Zorn, &c.

Myers, David Lee: Prototype Of The Veil Myers, David Lee:
Prototype Of The Veil

(pulsewidth -- USA )

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David Lee Myers began creating feedback music in 1989, originally under the name Arcane Device, developing unique approaches to harnessing feedback between audio devices in ways their manufactures did not intend; since 2014 he has used a set of new devices that allow intense control and beauty through vibrational interactions, as heard in this, his 18th solo album of feedback music.

Kalman, Egil / Fredrik Rasten: Weaving a Fabric of Winds [VINYL] Kalman, Egil / Fredrik Rasten:
Weaving a Fabric of Winds [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Swedish bass player Egil Kalman, here on modular syntheizer, joins Norwegian guitarist Fredrik Rasten, for a lovely album of drifting electronics and beautifully entwining acoustic guitar, unhurriedly developing environments of warm, slowly evolving chord structures that show influences from players like Catherine Lamb or the Wandelweiser collective.

Kalman, Egil / Fredrik Rasten: Weaving a Fabric of Winds Kalman, Egil / Fredrik Rasten:
Weaving a Fabric of Winds

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Swedish bass player Egil Kalman, here on modular syntheizer, joins Norwegian guitarist Fredrik Rasten for a lovely album of drifting electronics and beautifully entwining acoustic guitar, unhurriedly developing environments of warm, slowly evolving chord structures that show influences from players like Catherine Lamb or the Wandelweiser collective.

Bernardes, Daniel / Drumming GP: Liturgy of the Birds - in memoriam Olivier Messiaen Bernardes, Daniel / Drumming GP:
Liturgy of the Birds - in memoriam Olivier Messiaen

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Pianist Daniel Bernardes pays homage to French composer Olivier Messiaen, augmenting his piano trio of Antonio Augusto Aguiar on bass and Mario Costa on drums with the Drumming GP Ensemble of Miquel Bernat on marimba, Jeffrey Davis & Pedro Gois on vibraphones, and Joao Dias on glockenspiel, a wonderful merging of contemporary percussive composition and modern jazz.

Gorilla Mask: Brain Drain [VINYL] Gorilla Mask:
Brain Drain [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 4th album from German saxophonist Peter Van Huffel's Gorilla Mask, the 3rd on Clean Feed, is another powerful blending of jazz and rock forms in restless and profoundly determined music, energetic but intelligently structured, with great riffs and melodic grooves from Roland Fidezius (electric bass) and Rudi Fischerlehner (drums and percussion).

Gorilla Mask: Brain Drain Gorilla Mask:
Brain Drain

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 4th album from German saxophonist Peter Van Huffel's Gorilla Mask, the 3rd on Clean Feed, is another powerful blending of jazz and rock forms in restless and profoundly determined music, energetic but intelligently structured, with great riffs and melodic grooves from Roland Fidezius (electric bass) and Rudi Fischerlehner (drums and percussion).

Fefer, Avram Quartet (w/ Marc Ribot / Eric Revis / Chad Taylor): Testament Fefer, Avram Quartet (w/ Marc Ribot / Eric Revis / Chad Taylor):
Testament

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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For this album saxophonist Avram Fefer opened up his working unit by adding legendary Marc Ribot on guitar, expanding the sound of the trio with bassist Eric Revis and drummer Chad Taylor, while digging deep into North African inspired spiritual hymns with beatiful melodies, many taken from some of his previous trio records but adding new shape and sonic explorations.

Berger, Karl / Jason Kao Hwang: Conjure Berger, Karl / Jason Kao Hwang:
Conjure

(True Sound Recordings -- USA )

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Subtle, beautiful, haunting, masterful and delicately commanding, the duo of pianist and vibraphonist Karl Berger and Jason Kao Hwang on violin and viola recorded these 8 dialogs in Berger's Woodstock studio, their familiarity from Hwang's participation in Berger's Creative Music Orchestra summoning lyrical and sensitive music, finding profundity in restraint.

McPhee / Reid / Lopez / Nilssen-Love / Rempis: Things Beyond Thule Volume 1 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] McPhee / Reid / Lopez / Nilssen-Love / Rempis:
Things Beyond Thule Volume 1 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Already planning a duo concert at Chicago's Hungry Brain between saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love as part of their Transmission Series, the duo expanded to a trio with the inclusion of visiting cellist Tomeka Reid, and then to a quintet by adding New York legend Joe McPhee on trumpet & sax, and NY bassist Brandon Lopez, recording this masterful, limited album.

Company: Epiphanies VII-XIII [VINYL 3 LPs] Company:
Epiphanies VII-XIII [VINYL 3 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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The 2nd of 2 albums from Derek Bailey's July 1982 "Company" concert at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts with pianist Ursula Oppens, singer Julie Tippetts and pianist Keith Tippett, violinist/electronics wizard Philipp Wachsmann, guitarist Fred Frith, trombonist George Lewis, harpist Anne LeBaron, bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa and sound artist Akio Suzuki.

Company: Epiphanies I-VI [VINYL 2 LPs] Company:
Epiphanies I-VI [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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Derek Bailey's impressive guests for his July 1982 "Company" concert at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts were pianist Ursula Oppens, singer Julie Tippetts and pianist Keith Tippett, violinist/electronics wizard Philipp Wachsmann, guitarist Fred Frith, trombonist George Lewis, harpist Anne LeBaron, bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa and sound artist Akio Suzuki.

Denyer, Frank: The Fish That Became The Sun (Songs Of The Dispossessed) Denyer, Frank:
The Fish That Became The Sun (Songs Of The Dispossessed)

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A uniquely epic work in 14 parts by composer Frank Denyer, with a large ensemble of 40 musicians, many playing specially built instruments made from discarded materials, with other instrumentation including sitar, mandolin and hammered dulcimer, 4 male vocalists, 4 female vocalists, 4 players of adapted organ pipes, crumhorns, bowed wine glasses, 3 double basses, a contrabassoon, &c. &c.

Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas): Katarsis4 Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas):
Katarsis4

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A diverse, unique and sometimes explosive saxophone quartet from Lithuania founded by Arminas Bizys, Kazimieras Jusinskas, Algirdas Janonis, and Danielius Pancerovas, using extended techniques, the saxophones themselves, and found objects as they articulately merge structurally free improvisation, academic approaches and motives from Lithuanian folk music.

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Volume 3 Live in Krakow Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Volume 3 Live in Krakow

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The 3rd volume of saxophonist Mars Williams' Albert Ayler-infused holiday records, bring free jazz to the holidays in a unique holiday mash-up of songs with titles like "Noel Omega - Twas The Night Before The Frosty Island Harvest Xmas", in a quintet with Jaimie Branch (trumpet), Knox Chandler (electric guitar), Mark Tokar (bass) and Klaus Kugel (drums).

Lerner, Marilyn / Ken Filiano / Lou Grassi: Intention Lerner, Marilyn / Ken Filiano / Lou Grassi:
Intention

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Marilyn Lerner (piano), Ken Filiano (bass & effects) and Lou Grassi (drums & percussion) extend their trio work after their previous two NoBusiness releases with this album of profound collective improvisation, blending lyrical and abstract work in energetic but never frenetic conversation, in a range of mood performed with incredible technical and inventive skill.

Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury / Wooley:
Unexpected Alchemy [7-CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Recorded during Ken Vandermark's residency titled "The Unexpectable", in Krakow in 2017 at Klub Alchemia, plus concerts at Hevre and Black Box in Germany, with duos, trios and quartets in a variety of configurations with artists including Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ikue Mori, John Butcher, Kent Kessler, Steve Noble, Mette Rasmussen, Eddie Prevost, Joe McPhee &c.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Dag Magnus Narvesen: Liminal Field Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Dag Magnus Narvesen:
Liminal Field

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The performing duo of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and drummer Dag Magnus Narvesen bring two strong voices from different generations of free improvisers, creating a unique sound that merges the creative energies and vocabulary of each in dynamic and subtle expressions of vigorous movements that unravel in layered improvisation, rewarding their listeners.

Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Tyler Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry Of Distance Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Tyler Ho Bynum / Joe Morris:
Geometry Of Distance

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Following their debut album, "Geometry of Caves", the quartet of improvising musicians Joe Morris (guitar), Tomeka Reid (cello), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) and Kyoko Kitamura (voice) return for this album of passionate free improvisation, here even more attuned as a group as they employ their collective language using unusual technique and incredible expertise; spectacular!

Wooley, Nate: Battle Pieces 4 Wooley, Nate:
Battle Pieces 4

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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"Battle Pieces" uses trumpeter Nate Wooley's "social music" system, where each piece is constructed for a soloist who improvises with no score while the remaining player choose at will from over 75 compositions over which the soloist must find their path; here at Roulette in NYC with Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ingrid Laubrock, & Matt Moran.

Dalachinsky, Steve / The Snobs: Massive Liquidity Dalachinsky, Steve / The Snobs:
Massive Liquidity

(Bam Balam Records -- USA )

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Late NY poet and writer Steve Dalachinsky met with the French electro-rock duo The Snobs of Mad Rabbit and Duck Feeling in Paris in the winter of 2011, recording vocals that Rabbit & Feeling then edited and set to experimental music using guitar, bass, sitar, electronic organ, percussion, effects &c. creating effective settings for Dalachinsky's profound and fascinating words.

O'Rourke, Jim: To Magnetize Money and Catch a Roving Eye [4 CD BOX] O'Rourke, Jim:
To Magnetize Money and Catch a Roving Eye [4 CD BOX]

(Sonoris -- USA )

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Jim O'Rourke expands on his recent electronic work from his Steamroom studio with this exceptional 4-CD set of the 4-part "To Magnetize Money and Catch a Roving Eye", presumably including the Serge synthesizer, each expansive piece building dreamlike environments that shift and wander in purposeful ways as sound emerges and disappears into a beautifully threatening cloud.

Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Q [VINYL LP + CD] Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Q [VINYL LP + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (The Thing) and Stale Storlokken (Elephant9, Supersilent, Terje Rypdal) join the Nordic Krokofant trio of Axel Skalstad on drums, vibraphone, Tom Hasslan on guitar, and Jorgen Mathisen on saxophone, presenting the band's 3rd album, performing the 4-part work "Q", an intense and sophisticated album of complex and passionate instrumental rock.

Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Q Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Q

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (The Thing) and Stale Storlokken (Elephant9, Supersilent, Terje Rypdal) join the Nordic Krokofant trio of Axel Skalstad on drums, vibraphone, Tom Hasslan on guitar, and Jorgen Mathisen on saxophone for the band's 3rd album, performing the 4-part work "Q", an intense and sophisticated album of complex and passionate instrumental rock.

Entr'acte: Soigne Ta Droite Entr'acte:
Soigne Ta Droite

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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Ken Vandermark's first large ensemble recording in more than four years brings together ten vanguard improvisers in acoustic and ea-improv forms--Dieb13, Elisabeth Harnik, Steve Heather, Terrie Hessels, Didi Kern, Mette Rasmussen, Jasper Stadhouders, Joe Williamson, and Nate Wooley--recording 3 long-form compositions live in concert, dedicated in sequence to musician Ikue Mori, sculptor Richard Serra, and painter, poet & typographist Francis Picabia.

Day & Taxi: Devotion Day & Taxi:
Devotion

(Percaso -- Switzerland )

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A melodically subtle and sophisticated album of twenty improvisations composed by saxophonist Christoph Gallio and performed with Gerry Hemingway on drums and Silvan Jeger on electric bass, with Friederike Mayrocker providing words on several tracks, the compositions as short as 19 seconds and a long as 7:40, each dedicated to visual artists and colleagues.

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer: Spectre Of Radiants Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer:
Spectre Of Radiants

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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An extended and rich confluence of strings from R Keenan Lawler and John Krausbauer, using resonator guitar and banjo, sustained tones that intertwine in a beautiful and optimistic drone, minimalistic yet drenched in a profusion of harmonic detail; a beautiful and elusive dream mixing between an Indian raga and an alien electronic environment.

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis:

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

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The innovative string trio of Daniel Studer on double bass, Harald Kimmig on violin, and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello, develop focused environments of timbre, texture, dynamic and space, seemingly abstract yet incredibly concentrative and virtuosic interaction, here joined by Chicago trombonist and electronics artist George Lewis adding a 4th profound layer to their incredible conversation.

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Concert In Vilnius [VINYL] Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton:
Concert In Vilnius [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Three British free jazz giants, having worked in a number of configurations and as a trio over many decades, are caught live in the Russian Drama Theater during the 2017 Vilnius Jazz Festival--Evan Parker on soprano & tenor saxophones, Barry Guy on bass, and Paul Lytton on drums, for four improvisations of nuance and surprise, incredible mastery, and profound conversation.

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Concert In Vilnius Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton:
Concert In Vilnius

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Three British free jazz giants, having worked in a number of configurations and as a trio over many decades, are caught live in the Russian Drama Theater during the 2017 Vilnius Jazz Festival--Evan Parker on soprano & tenor saxophones, Barry Guy on bass, and Paul Lytton on drums, for four improvisations of nuance and surprise, incredible mastery, and profound conversation.

Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad / Kent Carter / John Stevens: Blue Cat [VINYL] Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad / Kent Carter / John Stevens:
Blue Cat [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The 2nd in NoBusiness' archive series of the Norwegian Detail collective, here with Frode Gjerstad on alto sax, Bobby Bradford on cornet, Kent Carter on bass, and John Stevens on drums, captured live in London in 1991 during a UK record, in a 3-part work of informed free-jazz and free playing, exciting music with complex, swinging subtlety.

Vinuesa, Juan Jazz Quartet (Vinuesa / Berman / Roebke Avery): Blue Shots From Chicago Vinuesa, Juan Jazz Quartet (Vinuesa / Berman / Roebke Avery):
Blue Shots From Chicago

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Spanish tenor saxophonist Juan F. G. Vinuesa leads his quartet with Josh Berman on cornet, Jason Roebke on bass, and Mikel Patrick Avery on drums and percussion, three bright stars of the Chicago scene, performing Vinuesa's compositions and arrangements of lyrical modern jazz that blend structure and melody with plenty of space for free playing; wonderful.

Swell, Steve / Robert Boston / Michael Vatcher: Brain In A Dish Swell, Steve / Robert Boston / Michael Vatcher:
Brain In A Dish

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Trombonist Steve Swell stands out in this trio of collective improvisation, recorded in the studio in Brooklyn with pianist Robert Boston, also on organ, and drummer Michael Vatcher, in a set of eleven outstanding dialogs that range from highly energetic to deeply introspective, with quirky and unusual technique from Vatcher and Swell adding unique qualities to their collective "brain".

Curran, Alvin / Jon Rose: Cafe Grand Abyss Curran, Alvin / Jon Rose:
Cafe Grand Abyss

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Two masterful, virtuosic and inquiring musicians--Alvin Curran on piano, sampler & shofar, and Jon Rose on violins, 6-string drain pipe and singing saw--in an incredible album of improvisation that seems to know no boundary, farcically claiming to be revisiting their earliest experiences in cocktail club bands, but instead shredding the concept with breakneck speed and surprise; wow!

Henry Cow: The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow [17 CDs, 1 DVD, 250pg Book] Henry Cow:
The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow [17 CDs, 1 DVD, 250pg Book]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

Price: $89.95    

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The ultimate Henry Cow collection bringing together all of the 40th anniversary releases of this influential and innovative band, with all the remastered studio CDs, live CDs, Bonus CD, DVDs and booklets from each prior box, plus an additional 60 page booklet of band commentaries, pictures and other documents prepared specifically for this release, all in a sturdy & handsome box.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

KVL (Kirchner / Van Duerm / Lux / Branch): Volume 1 [VINYL] KVL (Kirchner / Van Duerm / Lux / Branch):
Volume 1 [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The first of many projected volumes from the Chicago trio of Quin Kirchner on drums, percussion, sampler & electronics, Daniel Van Duerm on electric piano, organ, mellotron & electronics, and Matthew Lux on bass & electronics, with guest Jaimie Branch on trumpet, presenting three extended improvisations that maintain peaceful contemplation in captivating grooves.

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fisher, Colin Quartet:
Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

Komeshi Trio (Kolovos / Shiroishi / Meek): The Master Speaks Thrice [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Komeshi Trio (Kolovos / Shiroishi / Meek):
The Master Speaks Thrice [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Dark and demanding improvisation, each side of this album an extended foray into dark and dangerous explorations from the Los Angeles trio of Peter Kolovos on guitar, Patrick Shiroishi on saxophone, and Noel Meek on electronics and tapes, Shiroishi's sweeping tones matching the electronics and effected guitar in a glorious nightmare of darkly imaginative sound.

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto [VINYL 2 LPs] Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette:
The Ambiguity Manifesto [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Grown from a sextet to this 9-tette, cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum's ensemble brings together some of the finest improvisers from the Boston and New York scenes for compositions that merge orchestration and allow flexibility in interpretation, as heard in these 7 lyrical pieces, the last 3 turning the first 3 on their heads in reworked, expanded versions.

Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette:
The Ambiguity Manifesto

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Grown from a sextet to this 9-tette, cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum's ensemble brings together some of the finest improvisers from the Boston and New York scenes for compositions that merge orchestration and allow flexibility in interpretation, as heard in these 7 lyrical pieces, the last 3 turning the first 3 on their heads in reworked, expanded versions.

Gnostic Trio (Emanuel / Frisell / Wollesen): The Book Beri'ah Vol 7: Netzach Gnostic Trio (Emanuel / Frisell / Wollesen):
The Book Beri'ah Vol 7: Netzach

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The Gnostic Trio of guitarist Bill Frisell, vibraphonist Kenny Wollesen and harpist Carol Emanuel, one of composer John Zorn's most lyrical, sophisticated and embraceable bands, takes on the 7th volume of Zorn's "Book Beri'ah", presenting the final 92 compositions of his Masada songbook in a multi-volume set, here with 9 enchanting pieces of rich melody and dialog.

Rei, Sofia / JC Maillard: The Book Beri'ah Vol 1: Keter Rei, Sofia / JC Maillard:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 1: Keter

(Tzadik -- USA )

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With three percussionists--JC Maillard, Franco Pinna, and Thierry Aprino--Maillard also playing bass & stringed instruments, plus vocalist and frequent Zorn collaborator Sofia Rei, Zorn's series "The Book Beri'ah" presenting the final 92 compositions in his Masada series initiates with this compellingly beautiful and propulsive album of song.

Okazaki, Miles: The Sky Below Okazaki, Miles:
The Sky Below

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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An album of intelligent modern jazz that twists contemporary bop forms through unusual time signatures and highly interactive playing, in the 5th album from composer and bandleader Miles Okazaki, retaining his rhythm section of Anthony Tidd (bass) and Sean Rickman (drums) and here with Matt Mitchell on piano and keys; forward-thinking and embraceable.

Sorey, Tyshawn / Marilyn Crispell: The Adornment of Time Sorey, Tyshawn / Marilyn Crispell:
The Adornment of Time

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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New York drummer Tyshawn Sorey and pianist Marilyn Crispell first played toghether in 2014, this only their 3rd performance, at The Kitchen in 2018 as part of a 3-day career accomplishments series for Sorey, the two performing in the dark as they spontaneously evolve a brilliant piece of innate orchestration, color, texture, rhythm, and thematic development.

Lehman, Steve / Craig Taborn: The People I Love Lehman, Steve / Craig Taborn:
The People I Love

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Saxophonist Steve Lehman's trio with drummer Damion Reid and double bassist Matt Brewer is expanded with pianist Craig Taborn for an album of Lehman originals and compositions by Autechre, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Kirkland, and Jeff "Tain" Watts, plus three duo recordings between Lehman and Taborn; intricate cutting edge jazz made effortless and exuberant!

Univers Zero: Phosphorescent Dreams [VINYL] Univers Zero:
Phosphorescent Dreams [VINYL]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Originally released in Japan on the Arcangelo label, this 2014 album from Daniel Denis' Univers Zero finds the chamber rock band in a tightly dynamic configuration of reeds, keys, guitar, bass, drums and percussion, as they present intricately dark, complex musical schemes that reference avante classical forms through powerfully expressive rock forms.

Univers Zero: Phosphorescent Dreams Univers Zero:
Phosphorescent Dreams

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Originally released in Japan on the Arcangelo label, this 2014 album from Daniel Denis' Univers Zero finds the chamber rock band in a tightly dynamic configuration of reeds, keys, guitar, bass, drums and percussion, as they present intricately dark, complex musical schemes that reference avante classical forms through powerfully expressive rock forms.

Music Improvisation Company, The (Bailey / Parker / Davies / Muir) : 1969, 1970 [VINYL 2 LPs] Music Improvisation Company, The (Bailey / Parker / Davies / Muir) :
1969, 1970 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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An impressive lineup of legendary players in this much-need reissue of guitarist Derek Bailey's 1976 Music Improvisation Company album 1968-1971", exploring innovative free and electroacoustic improvisation in these 1969 & 1970 recordings with Evan Parker on soprano saxophone & amplified auto harp, Hugh Davies on live electronics & organ, and Jamie Muir on percussion.

Made to Break: F4 Fake [VINYL] Made to Break:
F4 Fake [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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This active quartet project brings together two Chicago players--drummer Tim Daisy and reedist Vandermark--with two European players--Christof Kurzmann on pooll & electronics, and Jasper Stadhouders on bass--in their 9th album, recording in the studio in Austria for an innovative album blurring the lines between fierce free jazz and inventive experimental ea-improv.

Made to Break: F4 Fake Made to Break:
F4 Fake

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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This active quartet project brings together two Chicago players--drummer Tim Daisy and reedist Vandermark--with two European players--Christof Kurzmann on pooll & electronics, and Jasper Stadhouders on bass--in their 9th album, recording in the studio in Austria for an innovative album blurring the lines between fierce free jazz and inventive experimental ea-improv.

Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda: Four Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda:
Four

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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Their aptly titled "Fourth" album since they first performed together in 2015, Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and NY bassist and flutist Joe Fonda have toured and developed an intuitive, almost telepathic, relationship--naturally melodic, intelligent yet emotional-- heard here in two concerts in Japan, with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura joining as a guest on two pieces.

McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray: Second Earth McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray:
Second Earth

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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An excellent first meeting of two guitarists recording on a February afternoon and released in the sequence recorded with no edits or changes, from Jim McAuley on guitar and Scot Ray on lap steel slide guitar with effects, an innately lyrical blending of styles masking the strong technical skills and long histories of these two superlative players.

Toh-Kichi (Satoko Fujii / Tatsuya Yoshida): Baikamo Toh-Kichi (Satoko Fujii / Tatsuya Yoshida):
Baikamo

(Libra -- Japan )

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The duo of Japanese improvisers, pianist Satoko Fujii and drummer Tatsuya Yoshida, continue their collaborations which includes many albums with the Satoko Fujii Quartet, their duo "Erans" record on Tzadik, and the original "Toh-Kichi" album on Victo, here in a new studio album of intricate, energetic and ebullient improvised dialogs, named for the aquatic flower "Baikamo".

Graewe, George / Ernst Reijseger / Gerry Hemingway: Concertgebouw Brugge 2014 Graewe, George / Ernst Reijseger / Gerry Hemingway:
Concertgebouw Brugge 2014

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Performing together since 1989, at first frequently and now as very special events, this concert at Concertgebouw in Brugge of pianist Georg Graewe, cellist Ernst Reijseger, and drummer and marimba player Gerry Hemingway, is a superb example of the both telepathic and confidently confrontational interplay of their chamber-oriented and superbly paced improvisation.

 

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