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Gjerstad, Frode / John Stevens / Johnny Mbizio Dyani: Detail 83 Gjerstad, Frode / John Stevens / Johnny Mbizio Dyani:
Detail 83

(FMR -- UK )

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A significant release from the history of the Detail trio of Frode Gjerstad on reeds, John Stevens on drums, and Johnny Dyani on bass, recorded at the Red Seahouses in Norway in 1938 during Detail's first trio tour, a smoking set of free jazz showing the power of these innovative players around the time of their first album, "Backwards and Forwards".

Dunmall, Paul / John O'Gallagher / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Freedom Music Dunmall, Paul / John O'Gallagher / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
Freedom Music

(FMR -- UK )

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Live recordings at Hexagon Theatre in Birmingham in 2018 from the UK free improvising quartet of Paul Dunmall on tenor saxophone, John O'Gallagher on alto saxophone, John Edwards on bass, and Mark Sanders on drums, the two saxophonists bringing distinct approaches together as they weave and parry over the powerhouse rhythm duo of Edwards and Sanders.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert /  Rafal Mazur: Beyond Dimensions Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Rafal Mazur:
Beyond Dimensions

(FMR -- UK )

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It would be an understatement to call the Canadian trio of Francois Carrier (alto saxophone), Michel Lambert (drums) and Rafal Mazur (acoustic bass guitar) a working trio, as the band seems constantly on the go, performing their complex avant jazz live in Romania in 2016 at Aethernativ, for four extended, intricate and cathartic free dialogs.

Leap of Faith Orchestra: SuperClusters Leap of Faith Orchestra:
SuperClusters

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The 4th work using composer, band-leader and multi-instrumentalist David Peck's Frame Notation Scores for his large ensemble Leap of Faith Orchestra, his graphic notation allowing exceptional, unexpected and truly unusual results in large-scale improvisation, an amazing evolution of the big band concept executed by the some of the finest players in the Boston area; amazing!

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / Peer Schlechta / Ove Volquartz : Music for Two Organs & Two Bass C Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / Peer Schlechta / Ove Volquartz :
Music for Two Organs & Two Bass Clarinets

(Aural Terrains -- E.U. )

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Recording at the Neustadter Kirche in Hofgeismar, Germany, the quartet of Thanos Chrysakis and Peer Schlechta organ with Chris Cundy and Ove Volquartz on bass clarinets, use the resonance and massive sound of their organs to create active improvisations of deep tones, cries, and unearthly squalls, an incredible set of interacting textures and runs.

Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee): Again [VINYL] Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee):
Again [VINYL]

(The Thing Records -- Austria )

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The Thing "again" as Gustafsson on saxophones, Haker Flaten on electric and acoustic bass, and Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion present 3 extended blues-based, Ayler-inflected free jazz pieces, with Gustafsson's powerfully emotional playing over Haker-Flaten and Nilssen-Love's powerful polyrhythmic foundations; Joe McPhee joins for one track taking on a Frank Lowe piece.

Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee): Again Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee):
Again

(The Thing Records -- Austria )

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The Thing "again" as Gustafsson on saxophones, Haker Flaten on electric and acoustic bass, and Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion present 3 extended blues-based, Ayler-inflected free jazz pieces, with Gustafsson's powerfully emotional playing over Haker-Flaten and Nilssen-Love's powerful polyrhythmic foundations; Joe McPhee joins for one track taking on a Frank Lowe piece.

Bailey, Derek / Evan Parker: The London Concert [VINYL] Bailey, Derek / Evan Parker:
The London Concert [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Long out of print on both the Incus label where it was released in 1975, and on Evan Parker's psi imprint, this is a much needed reissue of the original configuration of this legendary album of UK free improvising guitarist Derek Bailey in concert with saxophonist Evan Parker on tenor and soprano, performing live at Wigmore Hall in London on 14 February 1975; essential.

Noetinger, Jerome / SEC_: La Cave Des Etendards Noetinger, Jerome / SEC_:
La Cave Des Etendards

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Titled from the two venues where these concerts were recorded, the duo of Jerome Noetinger and Mimmo Napolitano both use revox reel to reel recorders, plus feedback systems, laptop and other electroacoustic devices to create strange and gripping aural narratives built of abstract elements yet creating deceptively concrete, compelling stories; exceptional.

Trio Sowari: Third Issue Trio Sowari:
Third Issue

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Only their 3rd album since 2005, the trio of Phil Durrant (modular and software synthesizers), Bertrand Denzler (tenor saxophone) and Burkhard Beins (percussion and objects) went into the studio in Berlin to record four tracks that bring the distinct skills of each player into focus while accentuating the tremendous concentration and interplay each brings, a real achievement.

Castello, Angelica / Jerome Noetinger: Disturbio Castello, Angelica / Jerome Noetinger:
Disturbio

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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A study on vibrating surfaces in an album of active environments in the debut album from the duo of Angelica Castello and Jerome Noetinger, both using tapes, samples, loops, radios and electronics, with Noetinger on revox and Castello on Paetzold flute, presenting seven staggering and awe-inspiring works, each wild canvases of sound from atmospheric to tectonic.

Bucher / Tan / Countryman: Tributary Bucher / Tan / Countryman:
Tributary

(Self Released -- Philippines )

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American ex-pat and Philippines-based alto saxophonist Rick Countryman joins with Philippines bassist Simon Tan and visiting Swiss drummer Christian Bucher to capture this live concert in that starts by paying homage to Eric Dolphy, amongst a strong set of jazz and blues influenced numbers and the two part building and flowing "Tributary".

Flaherty, Paul / Gene Moore / Gene Janas / Federico Ughi: Morfina [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Flaherty, Paul / Gene Moore / Gene Janas / Federico Ughi:
Morfina [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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First conceived during the 2016 Forward Festival when noise guitarist Gene Moore and NYC experimental bassist Gene Janas invited noted avant-garde drummer Federico Ughi for the second part of their set, the results being so impressive that they asked saxophonist Paul Flaherty to join them to record this album and to perform at the Forward Festival 2017.

Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi: New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi:
New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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An excellent blend of electronics and acoustics as saxophonist, flutist and trumpeter Daniel Carter meets sound artist Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic pop band Blue Foundation, with Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and drum wiz Federico Ughi rounding out this forward-thinking album of hazy and rhythmic electroacoustic environments.

de Waard, Frans / Takuji Naka / Tim Olive: False Mercury de Waard, Frans / Takuji Naka / Tim Olive:
False Mercury

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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The titles places this unearthly experimental improvisation into the solar system, exactly where the blend of electronics, tapes, contact mics, spring, tubing, pickups and synth demand that the unusual soundscapes from the trio of Frans de Waard, Takuji Naka, and Tim Olive belong, in an alien dialog of interplanetary psychedelia using mutated and mesmerizing sound.

Sun Ra: The Early Albums Collection 1957-1963 [4 CDs] Sun Ra:
The Early Albums Collection 1957-1963 [4 CDs]

(Enlightenment -- UK )

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A 4-CD collection bringing together 7 full albums and early singles, more than five hours of music from the early part of Herman Blount's, aka Sun Ra's, career as a bandleader, tracing the development of his work from 1957 to 1963 as he introduced increasingly out forms of jazz through compositions like "Sunology", "Interplanetary Music", "We Travel the Spaceways", &c.

Threadgill, Henry : Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus Threadgill, Henry :
Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Composer Henry Threadgill's Double Up band does not include Threadgill himself, but for this second release with the group he adds a 3rd piano (also doubling on harmonium) alongside two alto saxophones, cello, tuba, drums and percussion, the octet performing Threadgill's complex yet effortlessly intricate and distinctive compositions that allow his performers to shine.

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

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Composer, saxophonist and flutist Henry Threadgill presents 2 full-length works for his 15 piece band "14 or 15 Kestra: Agg", as he explores new ways of integrating composition with group improvisation, here using an entirely new system of improvisation based on preconceived series of intervals realized in multi-layered counterpoint, rigorous polyphony, and timbral contrasts.

Moondoc, Jemeel Quartet: The Astral Revelations Moondoc, Jemeel Quartet:
The Astral Revelations

(RogueArt -- France )

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Saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc takes his masterful NY quartet of pianist Matthew Shipp, bassist Hilliard Green, and drummer Newman Taylor Baker to perform live at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in 2016, capturing four remarkable improvisations of Moondoc compositions including an extended rendering of "Cosmic Nickelodeon", the band balancing lyricism with intensely creative playing.

AMM: An Unintended Legacy [3 CDs] AMM:
An Unintended Legacy [3 CDs]

(Matchless -- UK )

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A beautiful 3-CD set with a hardcover book presenting 3 full concerts from 2015 & 2016 of the AMM trio configuration of John Tilbury (piano), Keith Rowe (guitar) and Eddie Prevost (percussion). The 70 page book, dedicated to saxophonist Lou Gare, includes an AMM discography, plus photos, and essays by Paige Mitchell and Allen Fisher; Keith Rowe; Eddie Prevost; and Seymour Wright.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Oneness [3 CDs] Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Oneness [3 CDs]

(Leo -- USA )

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A significant release culminating the partnership of saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp, a distillation of their work after 8 duo recordings and dozens of collaborative albums, this 3 CD presents their work together in nearly telepathic terms: sympathetic and intimate without irascibility, a beautiful and introspective reflection of a shared ethic.

Nabatov, Simon String Trio: Situations Nabatov, Simon String Trio:
Situations

(Leo -- UK )

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As much a composed work as a work of improvisation, pianist and composer Simon Nabatov's String Trio with Garteh Lubbe on viola and Ben Davis perform six Nabatov compositions, chamber jazz works that express in both buyouantly intricate and languourosly beautiful abstraction, each piece leaving room for each player to improvise and express themselves.

Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Matthew Shipp: Seraphic Light (Live At Tufts University) Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Matthew Shipp:
Seraphic Light (Live At Tufts University)

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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A long-form 3-part work of collective improvisation from 3 masterful New York free jazz legends--Daniel Carter on flute, trumpet, clarinet, and saxophones, William Parker on bass, and Matthew Shipp on piano--performing live at Tufts University in 2017 in a beautifully thoughtful and lyrical concert presented after a screening of the '59 film "The Cry of Jazz".

New Thing Unit: For Cecil Taylor New Thing Unit:
For Cecil Taylor

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Dedicated to the late free jazz legend Cecil Taylor, this Lisbon sextet of Paulo Alexandre Jorge on tenor saxophone, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Eduardo Chagas on trombone, Manuel Guimaraes on piano, Miguel Mira on cello, and Pedro Santo on drums performs four energetic and well-balanced collective improvisations, respecting and evoking the incredible legacy Taylor left behind.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Bruno Parrinha / Luis Lopes /  Vasco Trilla: { Lithos } Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Bruno Parrinha / Luis Lopes / Vasco Trilla:
{ Lithos }

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording in the studio in Lisbon, Portugal, the free improvising lowercase/subtle momentum quintet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Bruno Parrinha on bass clarinet, Luis Lopes on electric guitar, and Vasco Trilla on percussion, demonstrate intense control and remarkable concentration through the five parts of "{ Lithos }".

Lisbon String Trio & Carlos Zingaro: Theia Lisbon String Trio & Carlos Zingaro:
Theia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Adding a fourth string to the collaborations of Portugal's Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on contrabass, Portuguese violinist Carlos Zingaro adds an additional level of delicately complex interplay to the trio's exceptional free improvisation, as they pay tribute to the Greek goddess of light and extent.

Isotope Ensemble: Barium Isotope Ensemble:
Barium

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Large scale improvisation of the most subtle nature from Portugal's Isotope Ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues, 17 musicians slowly unfolding this beautiful work of consonance and dissonance dedicated to element atomic number 56, recording live at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon with instrumentation including acoustic reeds, strings, brass, percussion, and electronics.

Schiller, Christoph / Eric Ruffing: Trance Schiller, Christoph / Eric Ruffing:
Trance

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Finding common ground between the acoustic past and the electronic present, the duo of Christoph Schiller on spinet and Eric Ruffing on analogue synthesizer present two extended improvisations of tempered interaction, exploring periods of extended sound, timbre and decay, scrabbling inside playing, restrained electronic whines, and active pointillistic playing.

Colectivo maDam / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira: Coluro Colectivo maDam / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira:
Coluro

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Spanish free improvising quartet Colectivo maDam of Ruben Gutierrez on electronics, objects, Tomas Gris on acoustic guitar, Guillermo Torres on fluguelhorn, and David Area on electronics are joined by Lisbon improvisers Ernesto Rodrigues on viola and Miguel Mira on cello for this 3-part work, the first recorded live at Espacio B, Madrid, the 2nd & 3rd recorded in the studio.

Dorr, Welf Unit: Blood Dorr, Welf Unit:
Blood

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Combining free jazz spontaneity with the urgency of funk and rock, NY-based German saxophonist and bass clarinetist Welf Dorr (Funk Monk) presents his Unit with drummer Joe Hertenstein, bassist Dmitry Ishenko and guitarist Dave Ross, in an energetic album of tunes that combine determination and passion with upbeat grooves balanced by beautiful ballad work.

Lacy, Steve: Stamps [2 CDs] Lacy, Steve:
Stamps [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Originally released on the Hat Hut label in 1979, this 2-CD set of saxophonist Steve Lacy's quintet with Steve Potts on saxophone, Irene Aebi on cello, voice & violin, Kent Carter on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums, are heard live in two tour-de-force concerts, first at the 1977 Jazz Festival, in Willisau, Switzerland, then in 1978 at Jazz Au Totem in Paris, France.

Berne, Tim / Matt Mitchell Duo: Angel Dusk Berne, Tim / Matt Mitchell Duo:
Angel Dusk

(Screwgun -- USA )

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Following on New York pianist Matt Mitchell's solo album of Tim Berne compositions, the two join in the studio to record these 8 compositions in a dynamic album of dialogs that includes energetic interaction, explorative playing, and beautiful lyrical work, a profoundly intimate and connected release borne from their long history of collaboration.

Meloche, Chris / Martin Archer / Gino Robair / Lyn Hodnett: The Sincerity Of Light Meloche, Chris / Martin Archer / Gino Robair / Lyn Hodnett:
The Sincerity Of Light

(Discus -- UK )

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The quartet of Canadian electronics composer Chris Meloche and label leader Martin Archer on woodwinds and electronics orchestrated these pieces, performed with improvsations from Gino Robair on percussion and electronics and Lyn Hodnett on voice, for a 3 part work of rich interactive loops, drones and soundscape, ranging from spine-chilling to lush and lovely environments.

Archer, Martin & Engine Room Favourites: Safety Signal From A Target Town Archer, Martin & Engine Room Favourites:
Safety Signal From A Target Town

(Discus -- UK )

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Saxophonist Martin Archer composed the five works on this, the 3rd release for Engine Room Favorites, his AACM-influenced big band with a tremendous orchestration of horns with drums, vibes, piano and bass, here with their most complex yet melodic and rich release yet, including melodic elements of folk music, powerful rhythms from prog-oriented rock, and free improv and jazz.

Metamorphic: The Two Fridas Metamorphic:
The Two Fridas

(Discus -- UK )

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Having met at Middlesex University in 2001, this sophisticated London-based contemporary jazz/folk sextet formed in 2011, recently adding vocalist Kerry Andrew (Juice), as pianist Laura Cole composes music and text based on her personal experiences; pieces include two collective improvs and 2 reworkings of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman".

Talia, Joe: Tint [VINYL] Talia, Joe:
Tint [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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Known more as a drummer than a composer, Australian-born and Tokyo-relocated Joe Talia composed and organized this two-part, album-length electroacoustic composition using his skills as a percussionist. performing on modular synths and tape machines, and using his vast studio skills as an engineer and producer to create these impressive electronic works.

Dixon, Bill: Odyssey (Solo Works) [6 CD BOX SET] Dixon, Bill:
Odyssey (Solo Works) [6 CD BOX SET]

(Archive Edition -- USA )

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This 2001 limited 6-CD box set of late trumpeter Bill Dixon's solo work in 5 CDs plus 1 CD of Dixon speaking, including two 32-page booklets containing essays, interviews, & writings, plus reproductions of 13 Dixon paintings, along with 3 inserts; an essential example of Dixon's incredible creative output, the final copies of which were recently discovered and available one last time.

Rempis / Piet / Daisy: Throw Tomatoes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Rempis / Piet / Daisy:
Throw Tomatoes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Bringing together two live shows from 2017 of the trio of Chicago luminaries, Dave Rempis on saxophones, Tim Daisy on drums, and Matt Piet on piano, in an exhilarating album of free jazz that shows the excitement of all three in what are only their 3rd and 4th live gigs together, each driving the other to enthusiastic heights amidst contemplative and playful moments.

Rempis / Piet / Daisy: Throw Tomatoes Rempis / Piet / Daisy:
Throw Tomatoes

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Bringing together two live shows from 2017 of the trio of Chicago luminaries, Dave Rempis on saxophones, Tim Daisy on drums, and Matt Piet on piano, in an exhilarating album of free jazz that shows the excitement of all three in what are only their 3rd and 4th live gigs together, each driving the other to enthusiastic heights amidst contemplative and playful moments.

Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Ouroboros [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Ouroboros [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The follow-up to 2008's Brotzmann/Lonberg-Holm duo album on Atavistic, "The Brain of the Dog in Section", this limited LP was recorded in 2011 at The Loft in Koln, Germany, bringing multi-reed legend Peter Brotzmann together again with Chicago cellist and electronic artist Fred Lonberg-Holm for a thrilling album of diverse, dynamic, and superb improvisation.

District Five (Ruegg / Svosve / Huter / Amereller): Decoy District Five (Ruegg / Svosve / Huter / Amereller):
Decoy

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Lyrical and creative modern jazz from the young Swiss quartet of Xaver Ruegg on double bass, Tapiwa Svosve on alto saxophone, synths, & electronics, Vojko Huter on guitar, synths, & electronics, and Paul Amereller on drums, members of the Gamut Kollektiv and aiming to extend conventional acoustic improvisational forms with rich sonic additions and modern grooves.

Globe Unity Orchestra: Globe Unity - 50 Years Globe Unity Orchestra:
Globe Unity - 50 Years

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Fifty years after pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach joined the Manfred Schoof Quintet with the Peter Brotzmann Trio and named it the Globe Unity Orchestra, the ensemble is larger and stronger than ever, here celebrating the milestone in a band of 18 of the globe's most impressive improvisers, recorded live in a commanding concert at Jazzfest Berlin 2016.

Bruun's, Peter All Too Human (w/ Tranberg / Ducret / Toldam): Vernacular Avant-garde Bruun's, Peter All Too Human (w/ Tranberg / Ducret / Toldam):
Vernacular Avant-garde

(Ayler -- France )

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Copenhagen drummer Peter Bruun leads a band with guitarist Marc Ducret, trumpeter Kasper Tranberg and synth player Simon Toldam, and upbeat electric free jazz album of powerful intent and compelling compositions performing melodic and insightful compositions, the band well acquainted from work on Ducret's own albums and with Samuel Blaser; recommended.

Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore: After Caroline Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore:
After Caroline

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The fourth release from Chicago bass clarinetist Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore, a trio with Jason Roebke on bass and New York drummer Mike Pride, playing modern creative jazz with a twisted melodic sense through Stein's original compositions, alongside one collective comoposition and John Coltrane's "26-2", a great example of 21st century jazz.

Fujii, Satoko: Ninety-Nine Years Fujii, Satoko:
Ninety-Nine Years

(Libra -- Japan )

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Composer-pianist Satoko Fujii's new Orchestra Berlin, a ten-piece ensemble, presents a powerful work written specifically for this group in thought-provoking compositions of and uninhibited energy, with performers including saxophonists Gebhard Ullmann, Paulina Owczarek & Matthias Schubert, trombonist Matthias Muller, bassist Jan Roder, and drummers Peter Orins and Michael Griener.

Brotzmann, Peter The Octet  : Machine Gun - Alternate Takes [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter The Octet :
Machine Gun - Alternate Takes [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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First time issued on vinyl: alternate takes from the essential "Machine Gun" album on Brotzmann's BRO label in 1968, aggressive but astute music from now-legendary players Brotzmann, Evan Parker & Gerd Dudek on tenor sax (Brotzmann doubles on baritone sax), Peter Kowald on bass, Fred Van Hove on piano, Buschi Niebergall on bass, and two drummers - Han Bennink & Sven-Ake Johansson.

Brotzmann, Peter The Octet  : Machine Gun [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter The Octet :
Machine Gun [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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One of the exemplary albums of European free jazz originally issued on Peter Brotzmann's on BRO label in 1968, aggressive but astute music from now-legendary players Brotzmann, Evan Parker & Gerd Dudek on tenor sax (Brotzmann doubles on baritone sax), Peter Kowald on bass, Fred Van Hove on piano, Buschi Niebergall on bass, and two drummers - Han Bennink and Sven-Ake Johansson.

Zorn, John: Insurrection Zorn, John:
Insurrection

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn pens a powerful set of compositions for a quartet led by two astonishing guitarists--Julian Lage and Matt Hollengberg--with a solid driving force from the rhythm section of Trevor Dunn on bass and Kenny Grohowski on drums, as the band navigates a quick-shifting and utterly impressive blend of jazz, rock, funk, blues, and composed music.

Mahall, Rudi / Alexander von Schlippenbach: So Far Mahall, Rudi / Alexander von Schlippenbach:
So Far

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and clarinetist Rudi Mahall have been exploring the music of jazz and free improvisation for decades in their own bands or together in Globe Unity Orchestra; here they are heard in their essential element as a duo, pushing their music in rapid runs and elegant and emotional moments with imposing technique and authoritative confidence.

Rova Saxophone Quartet: In Transverse Time Rova Saxophone Quartet:
In Transverse Time

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Celebrating 40 years as a performing ensemble, the West Coast saxophone quartet ROVA of Bruce Ackley on soprano saxophone, Steve Adams on alto & sopranino saxophones, Jon Raskin on baritone saxophone, and Larry Ochs on tenor saxophone, reworked compositions from all members transversing their past 34 years, in an absolutely impressive and diverse album.

Jordan, Kidd / Alvin Fielder / Joel Futterman / Steve Swell: Masters Of Improvisation Jordan, Kidd / Alvin Fielder / Joel Futterman / Steve Swell:
Masters Of Improvisation

(Valid -- USA )

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The New Orleans bass-less free jazz trio of tenor saxophonist Kidd Jordan, drummer Alvin Fielder and pianist Joel Futterman are joined by New York trombonist Steve Swell for a concert at the Old US Mint for an absolutely superlative recording of lyrical and expansive collective improvisation, each player urging the other on as they create instant epics of modern jazz.

Bailey, Derek / Tristan Honsinger: Duo [VINYL] Bailey, Derek / Tristan Honsinger:
Duo [VINYL]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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A proper reissue of the 1976 Incus album from guitarist Derek Bailey and cellist Tristan Honsinger, primarily from a live concert at at Verity's Place in London on February 7, 1976, with two unusual studio recordings punctuating the album, an early example of their long history of collaboration and a great example of their intense, joyful, and truly free improvisation together.

Bailey, Derek: Lot 74 [VINYL] Bailey, Derek:
Lot 74 [VINYL]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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An impressive vinyl reissue of guitarist Derek Bailey, one of the most unique and influential free improvisers, in his 1974 solo recording on the Incus label, with Bailey playing on two amps and two volume pedals, a veritable duo split in the stereo field with occasional banter and observations, as he blends abstract and lyrical approaches on guitar in amazing ways.

Lee, Peggy : Echo Painting Lee, Peggy :
Echo Painting

(Songlines -- Canada )

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Commissioned by Coastal Jazz and Blues and premiered at the 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, cellist Peggy Lee's suite for ten players includes some of the most interesting improvisers on the Vancouver scene, the music multi-layered, texturally varied and melodically rich, with beautiful melodic passages, driving rhythm, and incendiary improv; outstanding!

Gjerstad, Frode  Trio + Steve Swell: Bop Stop Gjerstad, Frode Trio + Steve Swell:
Bop Stop

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The indefatigable Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad invites trombonist Steve Swell, with whom he collaborated in 2011 on the live album "At Constellation", to join his trio with Jon Rune Strom on double bass and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, at Cleveland's Bop stop during their 2017 tour, recording this impressive concert of exemplary collective free jazz.

Piet, Matt & His Disorganization (w / Berman / Mazzarella / Daisy): Rummage Out Piet, Matt & His Disorganization (w / Berman / Mazzarella / Daisy):
Rummage Out

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A young and fresh voice in the creative Chicago improv scene, pianist and composer Matt Piet, who leads his own trio and the band Four Letter Words, and one third of Rempis/Piet/Daisy, introduces a new quartet with saxophonist Nick Mazzarella, cornet player Josh Berman, and drummer Tim Daisy, a superb example of the energetic and active Chicago scene.

Delbecq, Benoit 4 (w / Turner / Hebert / Cleaver): Spots On Stripes Delbecq, Benoit 4 (w / Turner / Hebert / Cleaver):
Spots On Stripes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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French pianist Benoit Delbecq brings together frequent collaborators from New York--Mark Turner on tenor saxophone and drummer Gerald Cleaver--and from Paris--Delbecq himself and double bassist John Hebert--for an album of refined and inventive contemporary jazz, the work of masterful players with years of experience and collaborations dating back to 2003.

Chulki, Hong / Will Guthrie: Mosquitoes and Crabs Chulki, Hong / Will Guthrie:
Mosquitoes and Crabs

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Recording in Seoul, South Korea at Mullae Arts Village in 2016, the duo of Australian drummer/percussionist Will Guthrie and improvising noise artist Hong Chulki release 8 pieces with concise works under 1 minute to larger improvisations up to 8 minutes, contrasting interesting rhythms with indescribable electronics, found sounds, and unusual environments.

Ex, The: 27 Passports [VINYL] Ex, The:
27 Passports [VINYL]

(Ex Records -- Netherlands )

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After several years of Brass Unbound, Getatchew Mekuria, festivals and countless side projects, The Ex return to The Ex, a 4-piece led by the trio of guitars from Andy Moor, Terrie Hessels and Arnold de Boer driven by drummer Katherina Bornefeld, de Boer acerbic and insightful on this seriously great rock record; plus a 36-page photo book from Andy Moor.

Ex, The: 27 Passports Ex, The:
27 Passports

(Ex Records -- Netherlands )

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After several years of Brass Unbound, Getatchew Mekuria, festivals and countless side projects, The Ex return to The Ex, a 4-piece led by the trio of guitars from Andy Moor, Terrie Hessels and Arnold de Boer driven by drummer Katherina Bornefeld, de Boer acerbic and insightful on this seriously great rock record; plus a 36-page photo book from Andy Moor.

Flower-Corsano Duo: The Radiant Mirror Flower-Corsano Duo:
The Radiant Mirror

(Textile Records -- USA )

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The first of three albums from the duo of shahi baaja (Japanese electric dulcimer/harp) and banjo player Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra) and drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano, the excitement and thrill of their raucous yet controlled improvisations exploding through three tracks of "Earth", "Wind", and "Fire", a joyful and spectacular album!

Lovano, Joe / Dave Douglas Sound Prints: Scandal Lovano, Joe / Dave Douglas Sound Prints:
Scandal

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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Mining the traditions of 60s jazz with a focus on Wayne Shorter's Miles Davis era, the long-standing Sound Prints quintet co-led by saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas, with Joey Baron on drums, Linda May Han Oh on bass and Lawrence Fields on piano give their listeners a superb album that balances free and traditional playing with excitement and lyricism.

Animals & Giraffes (Greenlief / la Rocco / Leidecker): Landlocked Beach Animals & Giraffes (Greenlief / la Rocco / Leidecker):
Landlocked Beach

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A fascinating work of spoken word and free improvisation from writer Claudia La Rocco and the duo of Phillip Greenlief on sax and Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker) on electronics and live sampling, La Rocco's unexpected text of the mundane and the fantastic repeated, manipulated and mangled, bringing the words in and out of focus as the music and sonic environment.

Cardew, Cornelius / London Experimental Ensemble: Treatise Cardew, Cornelius / London Experimental Ensemble:
Treatise

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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The full two-hour performance of Cornelius Cardew's entire 193-page legendary Treatise graphic score, performed at Iklectik in London, England on January 28, 2017 in an 11-member ensemble of some of London's most interesting improvisers including participants in Scratch Orchestra, in a double CD release with liner notes by AMM founder Eddie Prevost.

Rempis, Dave / Tim Daisy & Guests: Dodecahedron Rempis, Dave / Tim Daisy & Guests:
Dodecahedron

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Marking their 20th anniversary working together, the collaboration between Chicago improvisers, saxophonist Dave Rempis and percussionist Tim Daisy, release their third duo recording, inviting an incredible list of improvisers to perform live with them at Elastic Arts in Chicago in 2017: Jason Adasiewicz, Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Steve Swell, Katie Young, and Aaron Zarzutzki.

Spectral (Dave Rempis / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs): Empty Castles Spectral (Dave Rempis / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs):
Empty Castles

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Spectral, since 2012 the working horn trio of Dave Rempis on alto & baritone sax, Darren Johnston on trumpet, and Larry Ochs on sopranino & tenor sax, split their time between San Francisco and Chicago, in their 3rd album of spontaneous, complex free improv, here using the setting of Bunker A-168 in Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, CA, to influence their performance.

Dorner, Axel / Mia Dyberg / Pierre Borel / Ernesto Rodrigues / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigu Dorner, Axel / Mia Dyberg / Pierre Borel / Ernesto Rodrigues / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigues:
Laura

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An exciting meeting of multi-generational and multi-national, forward-thinking free improvisers performing live at Klub Demboh in Berlin in 2017, from the sextet of Axel Dorner (trumpet), Mia Dyberg (alto saxophone), Pierre Borel (alto saxophone), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Tristan Honsinger (cello) and Guilherme Rodrigues (cello).

Weston, Veryan: The Make Project Weston, Veryan:
The Make Project

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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A collaborative composition by Veryan Weston, Christine Duncan and Jean Martin, performed with Jesse & Joshua Zubot on violin and Andrew Downing on bass & cello, based on Weston's score "Tessellation IV (Make)", the composed material based on 52 quotations by women writers, each sung on a 5-note (pentatonic) scale, each scale changing by one note when the word "make" is sung.

Zu / Mats Gustafsson: How To Raise An Ox [VINYL] Zu / Mats Gustafsson:
How To Raise An Ox [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The first vinyl edition of the 2004 collaboration of Italian power trio Zu of Luca Tommaso Mai on baritone sax, Massimo Pupillo on bass, and Jacopo Battaglia on drums, with Swedish baritone sax phenomenon Mats Gustafsson, what Atavistic calls a "hypno-skronk implosion" of dueling baritones sax over wonderfully intense and skronky free improvisation; a classic!

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Ma'adim Vallis [2 CDS] Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Ma'adim Vallis [2 CDS]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two mesmerizing, diverse, and incredibly sophisticated large scale conductions led by Ernesto Rodrigues and an ensemble of more than 30 performers on reeds, guitars, strings, electronics, pianos, voice, megaphone, brass, drums and percussion, rich yet restrained with moments of mystery and excitement, in two complete concerts from Lisbon in 2017 & 2018.

ZNR: Traite De Mecanique Populaire ZNR:
Traite De Mecanique Populaire

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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French composer and producer Hector Zazou's 2nd and last release with a "most exquisite and eccentric of groups, who hardly touched the world of working bands, and whose existence was tenuous, flickering, mythological - and yet who managed, stealthily, to find its way in time to legendary status by leaving an indelible trace in recorded form of their verifiable existence."

Zorn, John: The Urmuz Epigrams Zorn, John:
The Urmuz Epigrams

(Tzadik -- USA )

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With the collaboration of percussionist Ches Smith, John Zorn creates a magnificent and dreamlike series of parallel tracks, a "modern reconstruction" and a set of faux 78rpm albums purportedly from 1923, as an homage to pre-dada absurdist, Romanian writer Urmuz (Demetru Dem), using the studio and card-file composition to create a bizarre and astonishing set of 8 x 2 pieces.

Hooker, William  Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith): Remembering [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hooker, William Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith):
Remembering [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Downtown NY drummer William Hooker leads a trio with West Coast players, Damon Smith on double bass and Ava Mendoza on guitar, for a live album at New York University in 2017 that blends free jazz and avant rock forms to create something unique and powerful, yet filled with moments of intrinsic beauty and drama, a great amalgamation of free playing.

International Nothing, The: In Doubt We Trust International Nothing, The:
In Doubt We Trust

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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The duo project of Berlin-based clarinetists Kai Fagaschinski and Michal Thieke, (Magic I.D., Christof Kurzmann, Splitter Ochester) in their 5th album of timbre-rich, harmonically fascinating and slowly evolving reed interactions, returning to their core duo after their previous quartet album, here presenting a large rich and beautifully weaving work.

Marhaug, Lasse: Void [7" VINYL] Marhaug, Lasse:
Void [7" VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Two dark works of sound creating a mysterious chasm of drones, pulsations, electronic stretches, and mysterious percussive engines, a strange pair of recordings that definitely fit the title of this 7" record from Norwegian sound experimenter Lasse Marhaug.



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