The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2020, Squidco LLC
Recommended Items & Staff Picks
Other New Sections:
Improv & Jazz Experimental Compositional Rock/RIO/Prog
Just In Restocked New in Used Upcoming


 
GGRIL: Plays Laubrock GGRIL:
Plays Laubrock

(Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc -- Canada )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

The GGRIL (Grand groupe régional d'improvisation libérée) improviser ensemble based in Quebec invited German saxophonist living in NYC, Ingrid Laubrock, to compose three works, taking the band on adventerous journeys of texture, abstraction and melody, harnessing the power of the band's unique orchestration of electric guitars, percussion, and strings.

Zingaro, Carlos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hernani Faustino / Jose Oliveira : Penta Zingaro, Carlos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hernani Faustino / Jose Oliveira :
Pentahedron

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

An impressive highly interactive and extended improvisation focused mostly on strings, with label leader Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, plus Red Trio's Hernani Fasutino on double bass and legendary Portuguese violinist Carlo Zingaro, with Jose Oliveira adding active percussive interaction, captured live at the CreativeFest XIII in 2019.

Lopes, Luis Humanization 4Tet (w/ Amado / Gonzalez / Gonzalez): Believe, Believe Lopes, Luis Humanization 4Tet (w/ Amado / Gonzalez / Gonzalez):
Believe, Believe

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

Energetic and assertive jazzcore improv from Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes' long-running Humanization 4Tet with saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and the near-telepathic rhythm section of Aaron Gonzalez on double bass and Stefan Gonzalez on drums, in an album recorded in the studio in front of an audience in New Orleans during their 2018 tour, finding the band in formidable form.

Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Speed / Robertson / Hebert / Rainey): Plain Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Speed / Robertson / Hebert / Rainey):
Plain

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

Russian-born Germany/NY-based pianist Simon Nabatov's Quintet with the new lineup of Chris Speed on tenor sax & clarinet, Herb Robertson on trumpet & cornet, John Hebert on double bass and Tom Rainey on drums, performing Nabatov's magnificently lyrical, sophisticated and often chamber-oriented compositions, an incredible achievement in writing and performance.

Day & Taxi: Devotion [VINYL 2 LPs] Day & Taxi:
Devotion [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Percaso -- Switzerland )

Price: $29.95    

Out of Stock

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.

Caines, Ron / Martin Archer AXIS: Dream Feathers Caines, Ron / Martin Archer AXIS:
Dream Feathers

(Discus -- UK )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

The "AXIS" of UK saxophonist Ron Caines and multi-reedist Martin Archer, also on organ and electronics, in a subtle septet with outstanding players including Laura Cole on piano and Johnny Hunter on drums, in a set of dream-like and lyrically beautiful improvisations, merging electronics and horns over a powerfully solid rhythm section that create warm textural cycles.

Berlin Art Quartet (Schubert / Bauer / Muller / Bruggemann): Live At B-Flat Berlin Art Quartet (Schubert / Bauer / Muller / Bruggemann):
Live At B-Flat

(Unisono Records -- Germany )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

Inspired by and using the same instrumentation as John Tchicai's seminal 60's free jazz band New York Art Quartet, since 2013 the Berlin Art Quartet of Matthias Schubert on saxophone, Matthias Bauer on bass, Matthias Muller on trombone, and Reinhard Bruggemann on drums, has carried on the spirit of NY Free Jazz, here in a live concert at B-Flat, in Berlin in 2019.

Zuydervelt, Rutger: Porcelain (soundtrack for the film by Jenneke Boeijink) Zuydervelt, Rutger:
Porcelain (soundtrack for the film by Jenneke Boeijink)

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock

The soundtrack for Dutch/Belgium/Italian co-production "Porselein" (Porcelain), a psychological drama by Jenneke Boeijink, recorded with cellist Francesco Guerri and using a motif from Henry Purcell's "The Fairy Queen", the album release including 12 additional tracks; powerful, emotional and passionate music of great tension and brilliant performances from Guerri.

Sewelson, Dave (w/ Steve Swell / William Parker / Marvin Bugalu Smith): More Music for a Free World Sewelson, Dave (w/ Steve Swell / William Parker / Marvin Bugalu Smith):
More Music for a Free World

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

Out of Stock

Baritone saxophonist Dave Sewelson leads this collective quartet of New York associated players Steve Swell on trombone, William Parker on bass, abd Marvin Bugalu Smith on drums, a masterful example of modern creative jazz with a strongly lyrical attitude, through two extended improvisations and ending with a shorter "Reflections"; exemplary free jazz.

Dopolarians (William Parker / Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Kelle Dopolarians (William Parker / Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Kelley Hurt):
Garden Party

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

In Stock

Legendary players, drummer Alvin Fielder, bassist William Parker, and saxophonist Kidd Jordan joined younger generation players pianist Christopher Parker, vocalist Kelley Hurt, and saxophonist Chad Fowler in New Orleans to record this exceptional album of modern jazz compositions primarily from Fowler, plus a collective improvisation and a narrative from Hurt.

Dijkstra / Bishop / Karayorgis / McBride / Gray: Cutout Dijkstra / Bishop / Karayorgis / McBride / Gray:
Cutout

(Driff Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock

The Boston-based quintet Cutout of Jorrit Dijkstra on saxophones, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Pandelis Karayorgis on piano, Nate McBride on bass, & Luther Gray on drums, in a set of free jazz pieces and virtual suites from original compositions and "instant-arranging" techniques from all band members, applying fresh ideas to superb playing with great camaraderie.

Dafeldecker, Werner: Parallel Darks [VINYL] Dafeldecker, Werner:
Parallel Darks [VINYL]

(Room40 -- Australia )

Price: $23.95    

In Stock

Viennese-born, Berlin-based electro-acoustic composer Werner Dafeldecker (Polwechsel, Fennesz, &c) creates an intense and beautiful musique concrete and acousmatic journey in two parts, examining "perspective, extreme subjectivity and the specters that haunt our auditory worlds" through mysterious sound and enveloping sonic construction, a profound and riveting work.

Graewe, Georg Quintet: Amsterdam, October 1998 Graewe, Georg Quintet:
Amsterdam, October 1998

(Random Acoustics -- Germany )

Price: $17.95    

Out of Stock

Recorded in concert at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum in 1998, legendary pianist Georg Graewe's Quartet with Frank Gratkowski on alto saxophone & clarinet, Kent Kessler on double bass, and Hamid Drake on drums present a tour-de-force of passion, technique and creative drive in an epic 53 minute improvisation from high energy to reflective stretches; superb!

Quatuor Bozzini: Ana Sokolovic: Short Stories Quatuor Bozzini:
Ana Sokolovic: Short Stories

(Collection QB -- Canada )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock

Long-time collaborators the Quatuor Bozzini string quartet of Clemens Merkel, Alissa Cheung, Stephanie Bozzini and Isabelle Bozzini join with Slavic composer living in Montreal Ana Sokolovic, to present a series of 14 short works -- "Ghost 1" & "Ghost 2"; "Commedia dell'arte" in 10 movements; "Blanc dominant"; and "Troisieme page apres le soleil".

Testa, Carl : Sway Prototypes - Volume 3 Testa, Carl :
Sway Prototypes - Volume 3

(Sway -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

The third volume of NY bassist, composer, and electronic/computer musician Carl Testa's amazing Sway project, giving an interactive electronic processor its own voice interfacing with any size ensemble, here with two new works--one for quintet among a set of Chicago improvisers, the other in Portland, Maine with a sextet--each uniquely voiced and excitingly unpredictable.

Decoy (Alexander Hawkins / John Edwards / Steve Noble) With Joe McPhee: AC/DC Decoy (Alexander Hawkins / John Edwards / Steve Noble) With Joe McPhee:
AC/DC

(Otoroku -- Austria )

Price: $15.95    

Out of Stock

The UK Decoy trio of John Edwards (bass), Steve Noble (drums) and Alexander Hawkins (keys) joins forces with pocket trumpet and saxophone player Joe McPhee during McPhee's residency at London's Cafe OTO, recording these two huge sets of brilliant free improv, Hawkins performing on organ adding a unique and soulful tone to a set that balances powerful energy with innate lyricism.

Company: 1983 [VINYL 2 LPs] Company:
1983 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

Price: $31.95    

In Stock

Unreleased recordings from Derek Bailey's Company project, recorded at the BBC in 1983 with a stellar set of performers including Evan Parker (clarinet), Hugh Davies (electronics), Jamie Muir (percussion), Joelle Leandre (bass), J.D. Parran (winds), John Corbett (trumpet), Vinko Globokar (trombone), Ernst Reijseger (cello), and Peter Brotzmann (reeds).

Johansson, Sven-Ake: Schlingerland / Dynamische Schwingungen [VINYL] Johansson, Sven-Ake:
Schlingerland / Dynamische Schwingungen [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

Price: $29.95    

In Stock

Originally issued in 1972 on the FMP label, drummer Sven-Ake Johansson follows his instincts in polyrhythmic drum improvisation, demonstrating the prowess that makes him such a capable sideman of Peter Brotzmann, Alexander Von Schlippenbach, &c., through three direct and compelling statements of powerful rhythms that layer time signatures and tempos, dynamics and pulse.

Necks, The: Three Necks, The:
Three

(Northern Spy -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

Three extended improvisations from the three Australian improvisers Chris Abrahams (piano), Lloyd Swanton (bass), Tony Buck (drums/percussion) in their 21st album of mesmerizing music, from the dynamic opener "Bloom" to the introspective "Lovelock" dedicated to Damien Lovelock of The Celibate Rifles, ending in the lyrical and rich groove of "Further".

Galiay, Frederick (Viard / Sebastien / Boudart / Galiay): Time Elleipsis Galiay, Frederick (Viard / Sebastien / Boudart / Galiay):
Time Elleipsis

(Ayler -- France )

Price: $16.95    

In Stock

Dramatic, darkly thrilling music with moments of sheer beauty from French electric bassist Frederick Galiay and his Camaeleo Vulgaris ensemble, a sextet performing Galiay's compositions in a potent mix of electric guitar, electrified baritone sax, synthesizer, and two drummer/percussionists, recorded after a dozen live concerts honing the material to this riveting studio version.

Balderin Sali, The (feat Paul Lovens / Evan Parker / Philipp Wachsmann): Variations [2 CDs] Balderin Sali, The (feat Paul Lovens / Evan Parker / Philipp Wachsmann):
Variations [2 CDs]

(Leo Records -- UK )

Price: $29.95    

Out of Stock

Part of The Soundscapes Concert Series organized by saxophonist Harri Sjostrom and named for the Helsinki venue where it was recorded, over 2 days 11 incredible musicians in various configurations presented a spectacular set of performances, with improvisers including Evan Parker, Paul Lovens, Phil Wachsmann, Sebi Tramontana, Harri Sjostrom, Teppo Hauta-aho &c.

Ratchet Orchestra: Coco Swirl Ratchet Orchestra:
Coco Swirl

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock

Active since the early 90's, the superb Montreal super-group Ratchet Orchestra under the direction of Nicolas Caloia with 19 performers presents 10 works including the title track, with soloists including Jean Rene, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, Ellwood Epps, Sam Shalabi, Craig Petersen, Yves Charuest, Joshua Zubot, Scott Thomson, Isaiah Ceccarelli, &c.

Derome, Jean: Somebody Special Derome, Jean:
Somebody Special

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock

Drawing on the work of Steve Lacy's quintet, Montreal saxophonist Jean Derome pays homage to the late saxophonist through a selection of 9 Lacy pieces with lyrics from Brion Gysin, Lao Tseu, Herman Melville, &c, in a quintet with Derome on alto sax, bass flute & voice, Karen Young providing vocals, Alexandre Grogg on piano, Normand Guilbeault on bass, & Pierre Tanguay on drums.

Ensemble SuperMusique / Symon Henry: voir dans le vent qui hurle les etoiles rire et rire Ensemble SuperMusique / Symon Henry:
voir dans le vent qui hurle les etoiles rire et rire

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock

Montreal's true supergroup since 1998 with many of the city's essential Musique Actuelle performers and composers, directed by Danielle Palardy Roger and including Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Scott Thomson, Lori Freedman, Alexander St. Onge, &c. &c., as they take on a piece by Quebec composer Symon Henry, performed in an exceptional concert in the Chapel in Bon-Pasteur.

Zorn, John (Lage / Frisell / Riley): Virtue Zorn, John (Lage / Frisell / Riley):
Virtue

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $17.95    

In Stock

Following up "Nove Cantici Per Francesco D'Assisi" with the three acoustic guitars of Bill Frisell, Gyan Riley and Julian Lage, "Virtue" is inspired by Julian of Norwich, one of the founders of Christian mysticism, portrayed through twelve succinct Zorn compositions of beautifully lyrical contrapuntal interplay and transcendental reflection.

Abrams, Muhal Richard: Celestial Birds [VINYL] Abrams, Muhal Richard:
Celestial Birds [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

Price: $21.95    

In Stock

A compilation of works from the late Chicago multi-reedist, experimenter, and AACM founder Muhal Richard Abrams, focused on his widely unknown electronic compositions, in four recording from 1968-1995 with collaborators including Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, Amina Claudine Myers, Roscoe Mitchell, Maurice McIntyre, Yousef Yancey, Thurman Barker, &c.

Last Dream Of The Morning (Butcher / Edwards / Sanders): Crucial Anatomy Last Dream Of The Morning (Butcher / Edwards / Sanders):
Crucial Anatomy

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $16.95    

In Stock

The trio of British free improvisation innovators--John Butcher on saxophones, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on percussion--in their 2nd album under the "Last Dream Of The Morning" moniker after their Relative Pitch album, captured live at Cafe Oto in 2018 displaying their incredible affinity to creative freedom through technically superb playing.

Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy: The Swiftest Traveler [VINYL] Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy:
The Swiftest Traveler [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $22.95    

In Stock

An exhilarating live concert from the international trio led by Scandinavian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad, with Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, and British double bass player Barry Guy, blurring the lines between free improvisation, free jazz, and contemporary classical music in quick-witted interaction and explorative, innovative sounds and textures.

Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy: The Swiftest Traveler Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy:
The Swiftest Traveler

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $16.95    

In Stock

An exhilarating live concert from the international trio led by Scandinavian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad, with Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, and British double bass player Barry Guy, blurring the lines between free improvisation, free jazz, and contemporary classical music in quick-witted interaction and explorative, innovative sounds and textures.

Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein): Astroturf Noise Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein):
Astroturf Noise

(577 -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

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.

Copland, Marc: Gary Copland, Marc:
Gary

((Illusions) -- France )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

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.

Sun Ra Arkestra: Heliocentric Worlds 1 and 2 Sun Ra Arkestra:
Heliocentric Worlds 1 and 2

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

Price: $17.95    

In Stock

The two volumes of "Heliocentric Worlds", recorded 7 months apart in 1965, represent perhaps one of greatest chapters in Sun Ra's legacy, bringing together his immense orchestration skills with future-leaning free jazz, allowing his players expanse inside disciplined compositions that reflect on both space and the then-new freedom explored by jazz soloists.

Ayler, Albert Trio: 1964 Prophecy Revisted Ayler, Albert Trio:
1964 Prophecy Revisted

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

Price: $17.95    

In Stock

With the essential sidemen to express his unique voice and approach to free jazz, saxophonist Albert Ayler, double bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Sunny Murray, recorded these sessions in 1964 for the ESP label as "Prophecy", this excellent reissue & remaster also adding the live "Albert Smiles with Sunny" (inRespect) from the same concert; essential.

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

(Amish Records -- USA )

Price: $25.95    

Out of Stock

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.

ZNR: The ZNRarchive Box [4 CDs] ZNR:
The ZNRarchive Box [4 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

Price: $45.95    

In Stock

ZNR, the French trio of Hector Zazou, Joseph Racaille, and Patrick Portella, in a deluxe box set combining both of the official ZNR releases, "Barricades III" and "Traite de Mechanique Populaire" along with 2 CDs of additional released and unreleased material and a book of memories, histories, reflections, photographs, documents, interviews and other memorabilia.

Hodgkinson, Tim: Under The Void Hodgkinson, Tim:
Under The Void

(Recommended Records -- UK )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

Three dynamic works for contemporary classical composition from Henry Cow founder Tim Hodgkinson, composed and assembled using a variety of techniques including live performance, in ensembles that include Hyperion Ensemble, Chris Cutler on percussion, Angharad Davies on violin, Mark Sanders on percussion and Yoni Silver on bass clarinet; extraordinary!

Lisbon String Trio & Gabriel Ferrandini: Sediments Lisbon String Trio & Gabriel Ferrandini:
Sediments

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

Portugal's Lisbon String Trio of saxophonist Nuno Torres, electric guitarist Abdul Moimeme and violist Ernesto Rodrigues, are joined by Red Trio/ Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio drummer Gabriel Ferrandini for this concert performance at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal as part of the CreativeFest XIII, finding inspired balance in introspective sections and periods of exciting activity.

Balanya, Josep-Maria / Ramon Lopez: Furious Yellow Balanya, Josep-Maria / Ramon Lopez:
Furious Yellow

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

Two Spanish improvisers of distinction meet at DADA Studio, in Brussels, Belgium to record ten diverse and extraordinary dialogs, from percussionist Ramon Lopez and pianist Josep-Maria Balanya, balancing radical jazz with experimental approaches to free and contemporary improvisation, a tour-de-force of expression and innovation.

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

(Evil Clown -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock

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.

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora): Learn to Talk [VINYL] Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora):
Learn to Talk [VINYL]

(ReR Vinyl -- Italy )

Price: $23.95    

In Stock

Reissuing the first of two albums from the NY collaboration of guitarist Fred Frith and cellist Tom Cora, both providing vocals, percussion, violin, & bass, in a classic example of Downtown NY genre-merging of improvisation and rock with a vicious edge, in smart songs and even smarter instrumental sections, an insanely inventive and intelligent album as vital now as it was then.

Archetti, Luigi / Bo Wiget: Weltformat [VINYL 2 LPs] Archetti, Luigi / Bo Wiget:
Weltformat [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Die Schachtel -- Italy )

Price: $33.95    

In Stock

"Weltformat" translates to "world-class", an apt description of the 20 year collaboration between sound explorers, improvisers and rock legends Bo Wiget and Luigi Archetti, heard in this diverse album of soundscapes and sonic intersections, with Archetti on guitar, mandolin, & electronics, and Wiget on cello, electronics, & vocals, fascinating their listener in shades of dark and light.

Archetti, Luigi / Bo Wiget: Weltformat Archetti, Luigi / Bo Wiget:
Weltformat

(Die Schachtel -- Italy )

Price: $18.45    

In Stock

"Weltformat" translates to "world-class", an apt description of the 20 year collaboration between sound explorers, improvisers and rock legends Bo Wiget and Luigi Archetti, heard in this diverse album of soundscapes and sonic intersections, with Archetti on guitar, mandolin, & electronics, and Wiget on cello, electronics, & vocals, fascinating their listener in shades of dark and light.

Zorn, John (Medeski / Grohowski / Hollenberg): Beyond Good And Evil - Simulacrum Live Zorn, John (Medeski / Grohowski / Hollenberg):
Beyond Good And Evil - Simulacrum Live

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $17.95    

In Stock

Merging heavy melodic jazz with tinges of heavy metal, John Zorn's Simulacrum trio of John Medeski on organ, Kenny Grohowski on drums, and Matt Hollenberg on guitar perform nine of Zorn's intense compositions in a beautifully recorded concert at the Firehouse 12 studio, the band's consummate playing and passion bringing power to Zorn's darkly exciting music.

Keita, Aly / Jan Galega Bronnimann / Lucas Niggli: Kalan Teban Keita, Aly / Jan Galega Bronnimann / Lucas Niggli:
Kalan Teban

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

Out of Stock

Absolutely compelling rhythms and grooves from this trio bringing together Ivory Coast balafon player Aly Keita with Cameroon clarinetist and saxophonist Jan Galega Bronnimann and Swiss drummer Lucas Niggli, who was born in West Cameroon, the trio bringing strong African rhythms and melodic progressions to their propulsive and joyful improvisations.

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

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

Out of Stock

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.

Glanzmann, Vincent / Gerry Hemingway: Composition O Glanzmann, Vincent / Gerry Hemingway:
Composition O

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

A constantly evolving electro-acoustic composition for percussion and microphones from the Swiss-based duo of Vincent Glanzmann and Gerry Hemingway, using cymbals, floor tom & percussion, directed by both graphic and collective compositional approaches while applying carefully controlled amplification to prodigious extended techniques on their instruments.

Lytton, Paul / Nate Wooley: Known / Unknown Lytton, Paul / Nate Wooley:
Known / Unknown

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

Recalling their brokenresearch LP from 2007, trumpeter Nate Wooley and drummer/percussionist Paul Lytton focus on unusual techniques and approaches to their instruments, using amplifiers and electronics to investigate new frontiers in interactive improvisation, each creating inexplicably interesting, masterfully interwoven sonic material.

Weis, Mike: In Low Light (Music for the Winter Solstice) [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Weis, Mike:
In Low Light (Music for the Winter Solstice) [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

In Stock

An album of ritualistic rhythm and hypnotic drumming with subliminal field recordings and environmental additions from Chicago drummer Mike Weiss (Zelienople), using mbira, tongue drum, dholak, changgo, bass drum, cymbals, gongs, singing bowls, bells, dharma bell, and moktak over 8 pieces that express, reflect and meditate on the 2018 winter solstice.

Bjorkenheim, Raoul: Solar Winds Bjorkenheim, Raoul:
Solar Winds

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

Paying tribute to his musical inspiration John Coltrane, Finnish/NY electric guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim leads a quartet with Silvia Bolognesi on contrabass, Tiziano Tononi on drums & percussion, and Emanuele Parrini on violin, as they perform five Coltrane compositions and two Bjorkenheim originals, a superlative homage to technical brilliance and conceptual vision.

Prevost / Solberg / Pettersen / Moore / Brice / Hardie-Bick: Plumes of Ash in Moonlight [2 CDs] Prevost / Solberg / Pettersen / Moore / Brice / Hardie-Bick:
Plumes of Ash in Moonlight [2 CDs]

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock

Bringing together two innovative improvising percussionists--Eddie Prevost of AMM fame, and Stale Liavik Solberg (VCDC, John Butcher)--for a studio album of wide-ranging and sometimes hair-raising electroacoustic improvisation, recorded live and unedited with Olie Brice on double bass, Tony Hardie-Bick on piano & tapes, Ed Pettersen on lap steel, and NO Moore on guitar.

Burke, Rob / Ben Monder / Tom Rainey / Ben Grayson: Slip Sliding Burke, Rob / Ben Monder / Tom Rainey / Ben Grayson:
Slip Sliding

(FMR -- UK )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

Rob Burke composed the first seven pieces for this experimental NY quartet, the multi-reedist joined by guitarist Ben Monder, drummer Tom Rainey, and Ben Grayson on electronics, the last "Discordat" a collective improvisation in 4 parts, as the band investigates emotional approaches to playing, using subtle distortion and Grayson's post-editing sonic additions.

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

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )

Price: $19.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $22.95    

In Stock

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.

Guthrie, Will: Nist-Nah Guthrie, Will:
Nist-Nah

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

Using instruments inspired by Australian percussionist Will Guthrie's travels to Indonesia and his fascination with Gamelan music, Guthrie explores modern percussion approach using electroacoustic composition and improvisation, focusing tradition in both hypnotically delicate textures and complex energetic music, merging rhythm and melody in fascinating ways.

Ferrari, Brunhild / Jim O'Rourke: Le Piano Englouti [VINYL] Ferrari, Brunhild / Jim O'Rourke:
Le Piano Englouti [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

Price: $29.95    

In Stock

Recorded in concert at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe in 2014, electronic artists and composers Brunhild Ferrari and Jim O'Rourke use tapes, electronics and synths to create these two monumental works of electroacoustic improvisation, with sources including material from Luc Ferrari's "Exercises d'Improvisation", O'Rourke revising and remixing the material in 2019 for this LP release.

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

(SMP Records -- Germany )

Price: $13.95    

Out of Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

Out of Stock

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 )

Price: $16.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $17.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $9.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $22.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $11.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $22.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $26.95    

In Stock

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.

Parkins, Andrea / Matthew Ostrowski: Elective Affinities Parkins, Andrea / Matthew Ostrowski:
Elective Affinities

(Infrequent Seams Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock

The first recording of the playfully detailed improvisation of two NY collaborators with nearly two decades of work together--Andrea Parkins on accordion, objects & electronics, and Matthew Ostrowski on electronics--improvising in the studio for eight explorative works that seamlessly mesh acoustic and electronics, seemingly forward and backward at the same time!

 

See More Items:


Best Sellers in This Category:

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

Braxton, Anthony : Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993, 2nd Set

AMM: An Unintended Legacy [3 CDs]

Braxton, Anthony / Quartet: (Santa Cruz) 1993 1st Set [REPRESS]

Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke Duo: Row for William O.

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

Taylor, Cecil : Garden, 2nd Set

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mary Halvorson: Crop Circles

Ayler, Albert Quartet with Don Cherry: European Radio Studio Recordings 1964

Taylor, Cecil : Garden 1st Set

Lacy, Steve Four: Morning Joy ...Paris Live [reissue]

Morris, Joe: Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]

Fujiwara, Tomas / Ben Goldberg / Mary Halvorson: The Out Louds

Brown, Marion: Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered)

Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Last Dream Of The Morning

Threadgill, Henry 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg: Dirt... And More Dirt

Coltrane, John Quartet: Impressions Graz 1962

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Karyobin (1968) [2017 REISSUE]

Ayler Quintet, Albert: Stockholm, Berlin 1966

Braxton, Anthony: Quintet (Basel) 1977