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Bishop, Jeb Flex Quartet: Re-Collect Bishop, Jeb Flex Quartet:
Re-Collect

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A set of Jeb Bishop compositions performed at The Hungry Brain in Chicago, from the inventively lyrical quartet of Jeb Bishop (trombone), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Frank Rosaly (drums), and Jason Roebke (bass), performing music written for this same quartet at the invitation of Ken Vandermark for the Okka Festival 7 in Milwaukee; optimistic and joyful modern jazz!

Parker, Evan / Matthew Wright / Trance Map+: Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf Parker, Evan / Matthew Wright / Trance Map+:
Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf

(Intakt -- USA )

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Composed by saxophonist Evan Parker and electronic artist Matthew Right, "Trance Map" has Parker triggering interactions with samples from Wright's record collection, contorted by live processing, here in an incredible expanded performance at Konfrontationen 2017 with Adam Linson on bass & electronics, John Coxon on turntable & electronics, and Ashley Wales on electronics.

Ayler, Albert Quartets: Spirits To Ghosts (remastered) Ayler, Albert Quartets:
Spirits To Ghosts (remastered)

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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Three variations of quartet settings from iconoclastic free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, remastering and combining two Debut Records albums, "Spirits" from 1964 with Norman Howard (trumpet), Sunny Murray (drums), and alternating bass between Henry Grimes & Earle Henderson; and 1965's "Ghosts" on Debut Records with Don Cherry (trumpet), Gary Peacock (bass), and Sunny Murray.

Braxton, Anthony: Dortmund (Quartet) 1976 Braxton, Anthony:
Dortmund (Quartet) 1976

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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An essential album in Braxton's catalog, this 1976 recording at the Jazzfestival "Jazz Life" in Dortmund, German with the superb quartet of Dave Holland on bass, Barry Altschul on drums & percussion, and George Lewis on trombone, in an album of post-bop avant modern jazz performing five Braxton numbered compositions; challengingly brilliant and exhilarating!

Hawkins, Chester: Cops Need Serial Numbers [USB mp3 & wav + pdf] Hawkins, Chester:
Cops Need Serial Numbers [USB mp3 & wav + pdf]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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DC electronic explorer Chester Hawkins releases this limited edition album of 50 copies shaped in a metal bullet that unscrews to reveal a USB drive with more than 4 hours of extended forays into psychedelic electronics, synth and tabletop guitar, journeys of hard drone & abstract concrete elements, in mp3 & wav format with a pdf, housed in a handsome black case.

Crompton, Jonathon : Intuit Crompton, Jonathon :
Intuit

(New Lab Records -- USA )

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The debut as a leader for Australian saxophonist residing in Brooklyn, Jonathan Crompton, in a strong album of original compositions with astute arrangements over a diverse set of styles, moods and complexity, performed brilliantly with 4 saxophonists (Crompton, Ingrid Laubrock, Patrick Breiner & Patrick Booth), plus Adam Hopkins (bass) and Kate Gentile (drums).

Zion80 (John Zorn): The Book Beri'ah Vol 8-HOD Zion80 (John Zorn):
The Book Beri'ah Vol 8-HOD

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Jon Madof's 10-piece Zion80 ensemble exploring the Jewish tradition through the lense of afro-beat, funk, rock and jazz takeJon Madof's 1Jon Madof's 10-piece Zion80 ensemble exploring the Jewish tradition through the lenses of afro-beat, funk, rock and jazz, takes on John Zorn's 8th volume of his Book Beri'ah in 9 lyrically upbeat and effusive compositions that are rhythmically exciting and charged by superb soloing, a great album of irresistible beats and euphoric melody.0-piece Zion80 ensemble exploring the Jewish tradition through the lense of afro-beat, funk, rock and jazz takes on John Zorn's 8th volume of his Book Beri'ah in 9 lyrically upbeat and effusive compositions that are rhythmically exciting and charged by superb soloing, a great album of irresistible beats and euphoric melody.s on John Zorn's 8th volume of his Book Beri'ah in 9 lyrically upbeat and effusive compositions that are rhythmically exciting and charged by superb soloing, a great album of irresistible beats and euphoric melody.

Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream [VINYL] Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark:
Invitation To A Dream [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.

Mazurek, Rob: Desert Encrypts Vol. 1 Mazurek, Rob:
Desert Encrypts Vol. 1

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The third volume in trumpeter Rob Mazurek's Marfa Trilogy, inspired by the desert surroundings of Marfa, TX where Mazurek held his first Desert Encrypts Festival, this album captured live with the superb quartet of Kris Davis on piano, Chad Taylor on drums, and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass, for 6 passionate and compelling works of modern jazz.

From Wolves To Whales (Rempis / Wooley / Niggenkemper / Corsano): Strandwal [2 CDs] From Wolves To Whales (Rempis / Wooley / Niggenkemper / Corsano):
Strandwal [2 CDs]

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The 2nd release from the quartet of cutting edge improvisers--Nate Wooley on trumpet, Dave Rempis on saxophone, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums--presents a complete concert during their Fall 2017 European tour, performing in the city of Haarlem near Amsterdam in a wide-ranging concert of incredible technique and intrepid playing.

Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker: Apsis Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker:
Apsis

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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"Apsis" makes permanent this Chicago band's expansion from the trio of Dave Rempis on saxophones, Joshua Abrams on bass, and Avreeayl Ra on drums & percussion with pianist & synth player Jim Baker, first heard on "Perihelion", as the 3rd album demonstrates the power and articulate strength of all four through extended and energetic improvisations of great modern jazz.

Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida: Ascension Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida:
Ascension

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

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The collaboration between Magaibutsu label leader, Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji, The World Heritage, &c) on drums, keyboards & voice, and Heldon mastermind Richard Pinhas on guitar & effects, continues with this CD of live material from their 2014 Japanese tour, extending the 2015 "Live in Japan" album, including the 8-part "Ascension".

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Bishop, Jeb / Alex Ward / Weasel Walter: Flayed Bishop, Jeb / Alex Ward / Weasel Walter:
Flayed

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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An assertive album of free improv bringing together players from New York (drummer Weasel Walters), London (clarinetist & electric guitarist Alex Ward), and Chicago (trombonist Jeb Bishop), their previous shared projects and cross-genre intentions in rock, hardcore jazz and other experimental forms leading to this wonderfully quirky and masterful album of excoriating free jazz.

Cooper-Moore, The Sessions: Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG + 7'' VINYL] Cooper-Moore, The Sessions:
Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG + 7'' VINYL]

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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After a NY session for a Giuseppe Logan album, guitarist Ed Pettersen and pianist & instrument builder Cooper-Moore recorded their own acoustic quartet with Cooper-Moore on piano, then headed to Nashville to record acoustic and electric improv sets, then finally this gospel set with "Reverend Eddie Bones", all presented on 3 CDs in a keepsake tin in a printed cloth bag.

After Dinner: Souvenir Cassette (2019) After Dinner:
Souvenir Cassette (2019)

(Fish Prints -- UK )

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Originally released in 1988 in limited cassette and LP editions and comprising live recordings from performances in 1987, the Japanese avant rock band After Dinner with vocalist Haco merged Japanese traditional music and electronics in sublime ways, their live performances a great reflection of their recorded albums, here impeccably remastered by Bob Drake.

Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum): The No-Nosed Puppet [VINYL] Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum):
The No-Nosed Puppet [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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The New York supergroup of Mary Halvorson on guitar, Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Benoit Delbecq on piano, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet & flugelhorn in a studio album with compositions from all 4 players, their friendship and history of working together bringing virtuosity, precision, freedom in exploration and exuberance to their collective conversations.

Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Tereshkova (Jeff Lane):
Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Portland Oregon composer and sound artist Jeff Lane, co-founder of the Chicago/Portland record label Never Anything, as his alter-ego Tereshkova in a large work of electronic composition, part concrete, part acousmatic, spanning two cassettes with four side-long pieces, each an extended journey in mood, motion, perplexing sources and embrace-ably interesting.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey : I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey :
I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The debut recording of New York double bassist Sean Ali's improvising string trio with violist Joanna Mattrey and cellist Leila Bordreuil, having worked together since 2015, each brings impressive technique and a somewhat twisted approach to their strings in a diverse set of extended improvisation from pensive and spacious to formidable density.

Rousay, Claire: Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Rousay, Claire:
Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Exploring human relationships and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds, San Antonio drummer Claire Rousay, who has worked with Jacob Wick, Ken Vandermark, Brandon Lopez, &c. recorded these six solo drum performances in the studio, developing each in a way that shows her strong technical skills and narrative voice on the drums.

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins /  Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham):
Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.

Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Malaby / Seabrook / Formanek / Cleaver): Last Minute Theory Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Malaby / Seabrook / Formanek / Cleaver):
Last Minute Theory

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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After pianist Simon Nabatov's return to NYC in 2018 he began assembling this quintet with the goal of pursuing a more traditional jazz setting, enlisting support from some of the city's finest and most versatile players--saxophonist Tony Malaby, drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist Michael Formanek, and guitarist Brandon Seabrook--here in an exuberant set of Nabatov originals.

Pavone, Mario Dialect Trio: Philosophy Pavone, Mario Dialect Trio:
Philosophy

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Three in-demand New York improvisers--Mario Pavone on double bass, Matt Mitchell on piano, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums-- recording in the studio in one of the premiere spaces in the Metropolitan area, Firehouse 12, resulting in this profoundly authoritatve piano trio album, with five Pavone original compositions, two from Annette Peacock, and one collective improv.

Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black): The Point In Question [VINYL w/ DOWNLOA Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black):
The Point In Question [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Berlin-based Canadian double bassist and composer Miles Perkin (Lauzier/Perkin/Kuster, Benoit Delbecq 3, Glue) writes for his own quartet with pianist Delbecq, drummer Jim Black and trumpeter Tom Arthurs, presenting seven compositions leaving room for superb free soloing from all four in an accomplished album of an optimistic and lyrical intent.

Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black): The Point In Question Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black):
The Point In Question

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Berlin-based Canadian double bassist and composer Miles Perkin (Lauzier/Perkin/Kuster, Benoit Delbecq 3, Glue) writes for his own quartet with pianist Delbecq, drummer Jim Black and trumpeter Tom Arthurs, presenting seven compositions leaving room for superb free soloing from all four, in an accomplished album of an optimistic and lyrical intent.

van Houdt, Reinier / Bruno Duplant: Lettres et Replis van Houdt, Reinier / Bruno Duplant:
Lettres et Replis

(elsewhere -- USA )

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"Letters and Folds", contains 6 interpretive pieces by French composer Bruno Duplant, realized in multiple layers by Dutch pianist & composer Reinier van Houdt; "Letters" are letter-form scores addressed to van Houdt containing letter sequences distributed across the page; each "Fold" is a response to each letter, combining piano with field recordings made on John Cage's 100th birthday.

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

(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics -- Switzerland )

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Merging and remastering two essential albums from free jazz saxophonist Marion Brown: his 1966 ESP album "Marion Brown Quartet" with trumpeter Alan Shorter, bassist Reggie Johnson and percussionist Rahied Ali; and his 1967 Fontana album "Juba-Lee" in a septet with Reggie Johnson, drummer Beaver Harris, pianist Dave Burrell, trombonist Grachan Moncur III & saxophonist Bennie Maupin.

Ambarchi, Oren / Mark Fell / Will Guthrie / Sam Shalabi: Oglon Day [VINYL] Ambarchi, Oren / Mark Fell / Will Guthrie / Sam Shalabi:
Oglon Day [VINYL]

(Thirtythree Thirtythree -- UK )

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The debut from the quartet of Oren Ambarchi (guitar, bass, electronics), Mark Fell (computer), Will Guthrie (drums & percussion), and Sam Shalabi (Oud), recording in the studio in London before their 2016 Masafat Festival appearance, presenting these two extended and upbeat works blending acoustic and electronic instruments in composed and improvised approaches.

Zerang, Michael: Asssyrian Caesarean [VINYL] Zerang, Michael:
Asssyrian Caesarean [VINYL]

(Holidays Records -- Italy )

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His first solo album in a career spanning back to 1976, Chicago percussionist Michael Zerang presents a diverse set of improvisations demonstrating the wealth of approaches he has developed over the year, including the use of vibrating drumhead surfaces, expressive friction passages, multiple timbre percussion, and straight up trap-set drumming; absolutely impressive.

McPhee, Joe  / Lol Coxhill / Chris Corsano / Evan Parker: Tree Dancing McPhee, Joe / Lol Coxhill / Chris Corsano / Evan Parker:
Tree Dancing

(Otoroku -- UK )

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A 2010 recording at London's Cafe Oto by the London / New York quartet of Lol Coxhill on soprano saxophone, Evan Parker on saxophones, Joe McPhee on saxophones, and Chris Corsano on drums & percussion, with McPhee introducing the set and starting with a tribute to Ornette Coleman, as the four perform seven intense "dances" as duos, trios and full quartet.

Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel): Map of Liberation Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel):
Map of Liberation

(RogueArt -- France )

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Born from the duo of Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell and French bassist Joelle Leandre ("Sisters Where") and brought together by Myra Melford, this is the 2nd album from their Tiger Trio formation, joining profound skill, unusual creative intent, ferociously authoritative conversation, shrewd wit, and an innate sense of balance to 11 succinct collective improvisations.

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Reflecting on the passing of artist and musician Robert Ryman, double bassist Damon Smith dedicated this concert of outstanding 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 own 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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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.

Detail (Frode Gjerstad / Johnny Mbizo Dyani / John Stevens): Day Two Detail (Frode Gjerstad / Johnny Mbizo Dyani / John Stevens):
Day Two

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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The history of the early Detail trio of Frode Gjerstad on tenor & soprano saxophones, Johnny Mbizo Dyani on double bass, and John Stevens on drums continues to be unearthed with this studio session at Staccato Studios, in Stavanger, Norway in 1982, in two extended improvisations demonstrating the impressive skill and direction the band possessed.

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 )

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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.

Attic, The (Rodrigo Amado / Goncalo Almeida / Onno Govaert): Summer Bummer Attic, The (Rodrigo Amado / Goncalo Almeida / Onno Govaert):
Summer Bummer

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Following up their 2017 album live at SMUP in Lisboa, the Attic trio of Rodrigo Amado on tenor saxophone, Goncalo Almeida on double bass, and Onno Govaert on drums are heard in this concert at the 2018 Summer Bummer Festival in Antwerp, Belgium, in a solid set of confidently exploratory improvisation and engrossing group dialog balancing pensive reflection and fire.

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

(Libra -- Japan )

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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 )

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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.

Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra): One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra):
One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation

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

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Reordered on 9/8/2019 Reordered on 9/9/2019

A formidable meeting of three powerhouses of modern creative improvisation of diverse backgrounds -- Filipina-American drummer/percussionist Susie Ibarra, legendary New York bassist William Parker, and Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, in a spirited, masterful and stunning live performance at the Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona recorded in 1998.

Schlippenbach Quartet: Three Nails Left [VINYL] Schlippenbach Quartet:
Three Nails Left [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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Essential reissue of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's 1975 FMP album with his quartet of free jazz legends Evan Parker on soprano & tenor saxophones, Peter Kowald on double bass, and Paul Lovens on percussion, in a live concert at New Jazz Festival Moers in Germany, 1974, and at Berlin's Quartier Latin in 1975; creative, unpredictable, cathartic, masterful free jazz.

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

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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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 )

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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 interaction 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 )

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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.

Zorn, John: Nove Cantici Per Francesco D'Assisi Zorn, John:
Nove Cantici Per Francesco D'Assisi

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Inspired by the life and thought of the spiritual figure Saint Francis of Assisi, John Zorn composed these ten guitar trios as a suite to be performed during a residency at the Frick museum in New York City, with guitarists Julian Lage and Gyan Riley, heard on his previous "Midsummer Moons" album, joined by guitarist Bil Frisell; contemplative and lyrical music.

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

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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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 )

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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.

String Theory: Krypton String Theory:
Krypton

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Portuguese large improvising ensemble String Theory is heard live during the CreativeFest#12, at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018, in an extended improvisation of incredible layering and restraint, making an amalgam of mostly acoustic string sources sound electronic and hallucinatory, an incredible achievement in string sonics.

Limbo Ensemble: Limbo Limbo Ensemble:
Limbo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A fascinating confluence of improvisation and contemporary compositional approaches from this Spanish ensemble led by composer and drummer Nasim Lopez Palacios, using 5 reeds, trumpet, flute, piano, electric guitar, harp, double bass, drums and electronics in an extended work exploring space, tension and motion, with a beautiful build to catharsis.

Rodrigues, Ernesto: Spiegel Rodrigues, Ernesto:
Spiegel

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two sets across two nights during CreativeFest #12 at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, in a septet of six acoustic sources--viola, cellos, flute, trumpet, piano and percussion--and electronics, an extended journey approached with quiet tension and incredible detail, the recording of the first set used as the basis for the 2nd to create a virtual ensemble.

Lisbon String Trio / Gil Goncalves: Merz Lisbon String Trio / Gil Goncalves:
Merz

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on contrabass continue their recent string of collaborations with a fourth player, Portuguese tuba player Gil Goncalves joining to addd a unique complement to their strings, as Goncalves adds bass, blats, growls and unique timbres of upper register low brass.

Brown, Rob Quartet (w/ Steve Swell / Chris Lightcap / Chad Taylor): From Here To Hear Brown, Rob Quartet (w/ Steve Swell / Chris Lightcap / Chad Taylor):
From Here To Hear

(RogueArt -- France )

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A strong session from formidable alto saxophonist Rob Brown, presenting six compositions performed with the extraordinary grouping of trombonist Steve Swell, double bassist Chris Lightcap, and drummer Chad Taylor, all beautifully recorded in the studio, showing the incisive soloing of each player as they keep their listeners swinging on the edges of their seats.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Tom Rainey : Tism Laubrock, Ingrid / Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Tom Rainey :
Tism

(RogueArt -- France )

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The first recording from these four exceptional improvisers--Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano saxophones, Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Mark Feldman on violin, and Tom Rainey on drums--a session of collective improvisation fueled by each other's familiarity through shared projects over many years, yielding these remarkably cohesive and articulate recordings.

Frith, Fred : Woodwork / Live At Ateliers Claus Frith, Fred :
Woodwork / Live At Ateliers Claus

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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Fred Frith's solo performances are amongst some of his most fascinating, and this live album at Ateliers Claus in Brussels, 2018 does not disappoint, Frith using every inch of his guitar and an arsenal of objects, in tandem with his masterful creative intent, to present an extended and fascinating journey in sound, remarkable in its breadth and bold inventive power.

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

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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The UK ensemble Apartment House 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 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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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.

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Be Known Ancient/Future/Music Ethnic Heritage Ensemble:
Be Known Ancient/Future/Music

(Spiritmuse Records -- UK )

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Led by Chicago percussionist and AACM member Kahil El'Zabar and founded in 1981, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble releases this album of Afro-centric spiritual jazz, El'Zabar's voice drawing us into the compelling rhythms and grooves he and cellist Ian Maksin provide as foundations for baritone saxophonist Alex Harding and trumpeter Corey Wilkes' profound soloing.

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 )

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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.

 

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