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Anker / Lonberg-Holm & Jackson / Serries: Two Duos [CASSETTE with download] Anker / Lonberg-Holm & Jackson / Serries:
Two Duos [CASSETTE with download]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Two aspects of reed & string duos, side A presents Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm with Danish/NY saxophonist Lotte Anker in 4 free improvisations of unusual technique; side B is UK saxophonist Dave Jackson & Dirk Serries on electric guitar for an extended improv live at Cafe Oto.

Wooley, Nate: Seven Storey Mountain V Wooley, Nate:
Seven Storey Mountain V

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

Price: $11.16    

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The 5th of 7 large and inspiring works that began with a Festival of New Trumpet commission in 2007, here in an ensemble of 19 players including C. Spencer Yeh, Ben Vida, Ben Hall, Matt Moran, Chris Dingman, Dan Peck, Josh Sinton, Colin Stetson, the TILT brass octet, &c.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Corpo Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Corpo

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.91    

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After many years working together in the vital Downtown NY scene, saxophonist Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp take their playing the next step after their previous duo "Callas", in thoughtful improv that expresses in both their mutual language and masterful skills.

Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer: Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs] Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer:
Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $26.96    

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A stunning example of modern creative improv from the duo of bassists Peter Frey and Daniel Studer, in concert with configurations of duos, trios and one septet, with performers including John Butcher, Hans Koch, Magda Mayas, Jacques Demierre, Gerry Hemingway, &c. &c.

Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda: Duet Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda:
Duet

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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First meeting of Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and New York bassist Joe Fonda, initiated at the suggestion of Fonda, recording in Portland, Maine at the Dimensions in Jazz Series, a beautifully recorded and intimate duo of superb dialog between two seasoned improvisers.

Steve Swell Quintet (Swell / Moondoc / Burrell / W. Parker / Cleaver): Soul Travelers [VINYL + DOWNL Steve Swell Quintet (Swell / Moondoc / Burrell / W. Parker / Cleaver):
Soul Travelers [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $20.95    

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A great set of Downtown NY players led by trombonist Steve Swell, with Jemeel Moondoc on alto sax, Dave Burrell on piano, William Parker on double bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, a heartfelt and masterfully soulful album of excellent modern jazz in a limited LP.

Loriot, Frantz Systematic Distortion Orchestra: The Assembly Loriot, Frantz Systematic Distortion Orchestra:
The Assembly

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

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The 11 piece Systematic Distortion Orchestra is led by composer and viola player Frantz Loriot, with Brooklyn Downtown players Nathaniel Morgan (sax), Brad Henkel & Joe Moffet (trumpet), Ben Gerstein, Sam Kulik (trombone), Sean Ali & Pascal Niggenkemper (bass), and 3 drummers.

Kretzmer, Yoni (Steve Swell / Thomas Heberer / Max Johnson / Chad Taylor): FIVE Kretzmer, Yoni (Steve Swell / Thomas Heberer / Max Johnson / Chad Taylor):
FIVE

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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An excellent example of collective free improv from a quintet led by NY tenor saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer with collaborators Steve Swell (trombone), Thomas Heberer (cornet), Max Johnson (double bass) and Chad Taylor (drums), capturing the horn sound of the late 60's Blue Note era.

Kretzmer / Ajemian / Shea: Until Your Throat is Dry Kretzmer / Ajemian / Shea:
Until Your Throat is Dry

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

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The trio of NY free improvisers Yoni Kretzmer on tenor sax and Kevin Shea on drums (Talibam, Mostly Other People Do the Killing) with bassist Jason Ajemian in an intense album of "immaterial tangibility, the raw flesh, dirty concreteness, thoughtlessness and stuff called music."

Lehman, Steve Camouflage Trio: Interface [VINYL 2 LPs] Lehman, Steve Camouflage Trio:
Interface [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Reissuing and re-mixing New York saxophonist Steve Lehman's 2004 album with his previous Camouflage Trio of Mark Dress on double bass and Pheeroan Aklaff on drums, perfoming a stupendous set of original compositions live at Teatro Academica Gil Vicente in Coimbra, Portugal.

International Nothing, The: The Power Of Negative Thinking International Nothing, The:
The Power Of Negative Thinking

(Monotype -- Poland )

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The 4th album from The International Nothing, originally the clarinet duo of Kai Fagaschinski and Michael Thieke, now extended with Christian Weber on double bass and Eric Schaefer on percussion, adding new facets to their sonic spectrum of precise microtonal interaction.

Bosetti, Alessandro : Stille Post. Radio Works: 2003-2011[4 CD Box Set w/ 36 page booklet] Bosetti, Alessandro :
Stille Post. Radio Works: 2003-2011[4 CD Box Set w/ 36 page booklet]

(Monotype/Bolt -- Poland )

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Conceptualist/composer Alessandro Bosetti in a 4CD box set and extensive booklet presenting large and unusual radio works that he's composed from 2003-2011, using "translations, misunderstandings, travels, microphones, headphones and sonorous telephone games as creative tools."

Poliks, Marek : Hull Treader Poliks, Marek :
Hull Treader

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Referencing sci-fi, C.S. Lewis, and alien worlds, the compositions of Marek Poliks each have a central metaphor like alien environment and warmth, spaceship and cradling, performed by ensembles using traditional and electronic instruments and objects.

Fasteau, Kali. Z / Kidd Jordan / L.M. Rozie: Intuit Fasteau, Kali. Z / Kidd Jordan / L.M. Rozie:
Intuit

(Flying Note -- USA )

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If any artist deserves the moniker "world music" it's Kali Z. Fasteau, who embraces a wide set of instruments with both seriousness and wonder, performing here on drum set, nai flute, viola, mizmar, aquasonic, and voice, alongside Kidd Jordan (sax) and L. Mixashawn Rozie (winds).

Toop, David: Entities Inertias Faint Beings [VINYL] Toop, David:
Entities Inertias Faint Beings [VINYL]

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Drawing on contemplative elements of Buddhist culture, Japanese stone gardens, and inquisitive literature, David Toop developed these engaging sound works through three periods of solitute, casting them with the help of Lawrence English, John Butcher, Sylvia Hallett, &c.

RED Trio w/ John Butcher: Summer Skyshift RED Trio w/ John Butcher:
Summer Skyshift

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The second collaboration between the Portugese Red Trio of Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano), Hernani Faustino (double bass) and Gabriel Ferrandini (drums) with UK saxophonist John Butcher, performing live at Jazz em Agosto Festival in 2015, revealing new aspects to their project.

Lume (Barroso / Chochofel / Gaspar / Reis / Silva / Toscano / Menezes / Coelho / Charrinho / Monteir Lume (Barroso / Chochofel / Gaspar / Reis / Silva / Toscano / Menezes / Coelho / Charrinho / Monteiro / Marques / Cunha / Lala / Vicente / Amado / Machado):
Xabregas 10

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble (LUME) is an 11-piece ensemble led by pianist Marco Barroso, here captured live at the 2014 festival Jazz em Agosto for an unusual concert that blends free jazz, noise, rock, musical quotes and much, much more in exhiliarating ways.

Festen (Hedtjarn / Ullen / Bergman / Carlsson): Festen Festen (Hedtjarn / Ullen / Bergman / Carlsson):
Festen

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A remarkable album of free improvisation from the Scandinavian quartet of Isak Hedtjarn on clarinet, Lisa Ullen on piano, Elsa Bergman on double bass, and Erik Carlsson on drums, captivating the listener with active and detailed interplay of strong intention and technical skill.

Malaby, Tony Paloma Recio: Incantations Malaby, Tony Paloma Recio:
Incantations

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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NY Saxophonist Tony Malaby's Paloma Recio with Ben Monder on guitar, Eivind Opsvik on double bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums in a studio album performing Malaby's 4-part "Incantation Suite", lyrically free improvisation with a shimmering essence invoking dreamlike states.

Harth, Alfred 23 / Wolfgang Seidel: Five Eyes Harth, Alfred 23 / Wolfgang Seidel:
Five Eyes

(Moloko Records -- Korea & Germany )

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A fascinating psychedelic stew of improv and audio construction dovetailing tremendous playing with unexpected concrete and electronic interventions from the duo of Alfred 23 Harth on reeds, trombone, keys, and misc., and Wolfgang Seidel on drums, percussion and misc.

Rara Avis (Ken Vandermark / Stefano Ferrian / Simone Quatrana / Luca Pissavini / Sec): Rara Avis Rara Avis (Ken Vandermark / Stefano Ferrian / Simone Quatrana / Luca Pissavini / Sec):
Rara Avis

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

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Chicago multi-reedist Ken Vandermark in a quintet with Italian musicians Stefano Ferrian (tenor saxophone), Simone Quatrana (piano), Luca Pissavini (double bass), and SEC_ (Revox tape recorder, instant sound treatment) in an uninhibited live concert in 2013 at Dragon Club in Poland.

Nova Express Quintet: Andras: The Book Of Angels Volume 28 Nova Express Quintet:
Andras: The Book Of Angels Volume 28

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The 28th release in John Zorn's Book of Angels series, performing the Masada song books in distinct groupings, brings together the all-star NY group of Cyro Baptista, Joey Baron, Trevor Dunn, John Medeski, and Kenny Wollesen for a blend of jazz, Afro-Cuban bop, Exotica, and more.

Sorey, Tyshawn: The Inner Spectrum of Variables [2 CDs] Sorey, Tyshawn:
The Inner Spectrum of Variables [2 CDs]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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New York drummer Tyshawn Sorey's impressive work for double trio is an ambitious chamber jazz composition using multiple harmonic, formal, rhythmic, and modal vocabularies in an exploratory and improvisational framework, inspired by the work of Lawrence D. Butch Morris.

Ramanan / Torres / Rodrigues / Alvares: New Dynamics Ramanan / Torres / Rodrigues / Alvares:
New Dynamics

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With members of IKB, Variable Geometry Orchestra, and LIO, the free improvising/chamber quartet of Ernesto Rodriguge (viola), Bernardo Alvares (bass), Roland Ramana (trumpet), and Nuno Torres (sax), were captured live at Estrela for an intense and introspective concert.

Phantom Trio (Tavares / Almeida / Martins): #00 Phantom Trio (Tavares / Almeida / Martins):
#00

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An excellent jazz album using diverse styles bridging free and lyrical playing from the trio of Sergio Tavares (bass), Fabio Almeida (sax) and Joao Martins (drums), playing in and out of the jazz idiom and augmenting Almeida's sax with electronics in compelling ways.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Quasar Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Quasar

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A 46-member orchestra of electroacoustic improvisers performing live at St. George's Church in Lisbon in 2015, for an extended and dynamic tapestry of sound conducted by leader Ernesto Rodrigues, with an impressive list of artists familiar to those following the CS label.

PaPaJo (Hubweber / Lovens / Edwards): Spiela [2 CDs] PaPaJo (Hubweber / Lovens / Edwards):
Spiela [2 CDs]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $23.95    

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The long-running trio of Paul Hubweber on trombone, Paul Lovens on drums, and John Edwards on double bass in an album releasing a radio concert from Croatia in 2003, and another from Klangbrucke in 2009; highly attuned free improv with near-telepathic dialog from three masters.

Jorge, Paulo Alexandre Improbable Trio (w/ Tom Wheatley / Eddie Prevost): Elements Jorge, Paulo Alexandre Improbable Trio (w/ Tom Wheatley / Eddie Prevost):
Elements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Paulo Alexandre Jorge leads his Improbable Trio with Tom Wheatley on double bass and AMM/Matchless legendary percussionist Eddie Prevost in a six part album of ardent free improvisation on titles about Sex, Love, Death, Friendship, Art Beauty, Power Law, &c.

Nilssen-Love, Paal: News From the Junkyard [VINYL] Nilssen-Love, Paal:
News From the Junkyard [VINYL]

(PNL -- Norway )

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Assembling a wide range of percussive instruments accumulated through world travels, from Korean gongs to scrap metal sheets from Ethiopia, Paal Nilssen-Love presents an intense and wide-ranging solo percussion tour-de-force, recorded in Oslo by frequent collaborator Lasse Marhaug.

Yagi, Michiyo / Lasse Marhaug / Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love: Soul Stream Yagi, Michiyo / Lasse Marhaug / Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Soul Stream

(PNL -- Norway )

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A intensely introspective album of free improvisation from frequent collaborators, reed and trumpter Joe McPhee, drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, electronic artist Lasse Marhaug, and Japanese koto player Michiyo Yagi, performing live at GOK Sound in Tokyo, 2013; beautiful.

Large Unit: Ana Large Unit:
Ana

(PNL -- Norway )

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Drummer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit recorded this ecstatic, Brazilian influenced material in 2015 after a mammoth European and North-American tour, hours after their performance at the 2015 Oslo Jazzfestival with an extended line-up with Brazilian percussion players.

Large Unit: 2015 [BOOK + 2 CDS] Large Unit:
2015 [BOOK + 2 CDS]

(PNL -- Norway )

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A 2-disc + book release from Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit, the 1st recorded at the Casa del Popolo club in Montreal presenting smaller units of duos and trios, and the 2nd capturing the full orchestra as they ended their North American tour at Seattle's Earshot Jazz festival.

Gjerstad, Frode / Jon Rune Strom / Paal Nilssen-Love: Steam In the Casa Gjerstad, Frode / Jon Rune Strom / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Steam In the Casa

(PNL -- Norway )

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A live recording from the Casa Del Popolo club in Montreal, Canada, named because Gjerstad was upset that Air Canada had messed up his sax in transit, which he played regardless; his frustration pushed him into an overwhelmingly amazing set of smoking free jazz!

Avram, Ana-Maria / Iancu  Dumitrescu: Ilan Volkov conducts and plays Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumit Avram, Ana-Maria / Iancu Dumitrescu:
Ilan Volkov conducts and plays Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumitrescu

(Edition Modern -- Romania )

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World premieres of new compositions by spectral composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram performed live with the Hyperion International Ensemble under the batton of Ilan Volkov at the 15th George Enescu Festival in 2015.

Lyons, Jimmy : Push Pull [2CDs] Lyons, Jimmy :
Push Pull [2CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

Price: $17.95    

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Originally issued on the Hat Hut label as a 3-LP set, this 1978 recording of Cecil Taylor compatriot, saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, performing live at Collective for Living Cinema in New York in a unique band with Karen Borca (bassoon), Munner Bernard Fennel (cello) and Roger Blank (drums).

Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard: Polynya Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard:
Polynya

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The debut album of this focused and intrepid Chicago trio led by saxophonist Dave Rempis with young stalwarts Ryan Packard on percussion and electronics, and Netherlands transplant Albert Wildeman, for three extended improvisations recorded live and in the studio.

Full Blast (Brotzmann / Pliakas / Wertmuller): Risc [VINYL 2 LPs] Full Blast (Brotzmann / Pliakas / Wertmuller):
Risc [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Full Blast, the long-running trio of Peter Brotzmann (reeds), Marino Pliakis (electric bass) and Michael Wertmuller (drums), recording in the studio for an album of seven masterful free improvisations of strong technical and powerfully intense playing.

Full Blast (Brotzmann / Pliakas / Wertmuller): Risc Full Blast (Brotzmann / Pliakas / Wertmuller):
Risc

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Full Blast, the long-running trio of Peter Brotzmann (reeds), Marino Pliakis (electric bass) and Michael Wertmuller (drums), recording in the studio for an album of seven masterful free improvisations of strong technical and powerfully intense playing.

Gustafsson, Mats And Friends: MG 50 - Peace & Fire [4 CD BOX SET] Gustafsson, Mats And Friends:
MG 50 - Peace & Fire [4 CD BOX SET]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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A box set documenting the October 2015 3-day event held at Porgy and Bess in Vienna for the 50th birthday of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson (The Thing, Fire! and innumerable duo/trio/ensemble formations) with a who's-who of collaborators invited to join in various formations.

Fennesz, Christian / Jim O'Rourke: It's Hard For Me To Say I'm Sorry [VINYL] Fennesz, Christian / Jim O'Rourke:
It's Hard For Me To Say I'm Sorry [VINYL]

(Editions Mego -- Austria )

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Viennese experimental guitarist and laptop artist Christian Fennesz and Jim O'Rourke on synthesizer in a beautiful album of sonic environments, with "gurgling harmonies swimming among the shimmering frequencies and strummed melodies"; recommended.

Fennesz, Christian / Jim O' Rourke: It's Hard For Me To Say I'm Sorry Fennesz, Christian / Jim O' Rourke:
It's Hard For Me To Say I'm Sorry

(Editions Mego -- Austria )

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Viennese experimental guitarist and laptop artist Christian Fennesz and Jim O'Rourke on synthesizer in a beautiful album of sonic environments, with "gurgling harmonies swimming among the shimmering frequencies and strummed melodies"; recommended.

Fire! Orchestra: Ritual Fire! Orchestra:
Ritual

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The incredible Fire! Orchestra in a 21-piece rendition performs in the studio for an ecstatic album of free improvisation and song, with an amazing lineup including Mats Gustafsson, Mette Rasmussen, Johan Berthling, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lotte Anker, &c. &c.

Itaru, Oki / Leena Circus: Zanshin Itaru, Oki / Leena Circus:
Zanshin

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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The Leena Circus trio of Antoine Letellier on sax, trumpet & guitar, Nicolas Moulin on guitar, and Guillaume Arbonville on drums, joins with trumpeter Itaru Oki for an album of open-ended and downright psychedelic free improvisation, a superb achievement in creative music.

Kuhn / Sewelson / Cleaver / Roland: Our Earth / Our World Kuhn / Sewelson / Cleaver / Roland:
Our Earth / Our World

(pfmentum -- USA )

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Multi-reediest Peter Kuhn in a trio with saxophonist Dave Sewelson, bassist Larry Roland, and drummer Gerald Cleaver, performing live at Arts For Arts Our Earth/Our World music series in 2015 for three extended and free improvisations of masterful skill and joy.

Extended Pianos (Fox / Griswold / Pateras): Switch On A Dime Extended Pianos (Fox / Griswold / Pateras):
Switch On A Dime

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Extended Pianos employ stochastic improvisations, live analogue processing, feedback experiments, atmospheric tape composition, and ultra-physical episodic structures to manipulate prepared piano performances in real time, creating an exceptional and engrossing work.

Braxton, Anthony : Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs] Braxton, Anthony :
Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs]

(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Composer and jazz master Anthony Braxton performing on piano in a septet with saxophonists Jackson Moore and Andre Vida, bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Mike Szekely, exploring the compositions of Lennie Tristano plus peers Billy Bauer, Connie Crothers, Warne Marsh, Sal Mosca, &c.

Mazur, Rafel / Keir Neuringer: Diachronic Paths Mazur, Rafel / Keir Neuringer:
Diachronic Paths

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A beautifully evolving set of duos, or "paths" from Philadelphia saxophonist Keir Neuringer and Polish bassis Rafal Mazur, using monumental technique to support a dialog that's technical and intensely focused while remaining lyrically sophisticated and imaginative.

Baghdassarians, Serge / Boris Baltschun / Burkhard Beins: Future Perfect Baghdassarians, Serge / Boris Baltschun / Burkhard Beins:
Future Perfect

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Three impressive works of electroacoustic improv from the trio of Serge Baghdassarians (mixer, delays, electric guitar), Boris Baltschun (computer, sampler) and Burkhard Beins (percussion and zither), brooding and concentrative sound that unfolds slowly in detail and color.

Fiuczynski, David: Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! Fiuczynski, David:
Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam!

(Rarenoise Records -- Great Britain )

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Dedicated to both composer Olivier Messiaen and hip-hop record producer J Dilla, David Fiuczynski uses non-Western tuning to show the connections between exotic bird calls and J Dilla's 'flam beats' while referencing Messiaen, Gagaku, and other Pan-Asian ingredients.

Fiuczynski, David: Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! [VINYL] Fiuczynski, David:
Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! [VINYL]

(Rarenoise Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $21.95    

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Dedicated to both composer Olivier Messiaen and hip-hop record producer J Dilla, David Fiuczynski uses non-Western tuning to show the connections between exotic bird calls and J Dilla's 'flam beats' while referencing Messiaen, Gagaku, and other Pan-Asian ingredients.

Brooklyn Express, The (Fonda / Tononi / Cavallanti / Swell / Robertson): No Time Left! Brooklyn Express, The (Fonda / Tononi / Cavallanti / Swell / Robertson):
No Time Left!

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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Long time collaborators, Italian saxophonist Daniele Cavallanti and drummer Tiziano Tononi, travelled to NYC to record with friends new and old, the results of which are this dynamic free jazz album recorded with Steve Swell (trombone), Herb Robertson (cornet) and Joe Fonda (bass).

Nacka Forum (Kajfes / Kullhammar / Berthling / Osgood): We Are The World [VINYL] Nacka Forum (Kajfes / Kullhammar / Berthling / Osgood):
We Are The World [VINYL]

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Nacka Forum, the Scandinavian quartet of Jonas Kullhammar on sax and other winds, Goran Kajfes on trumpet & cornet, Johan Berthling on double bass and Kresten Osgood on drums, in their 5th studio album of lyrical free jazz of massive technical and creative skill.

Schall Und Rausch (Mukarji / Arrias / Dorner / Fagaschinski): Vapour Schall Und Rausch (Mukarji / Arrias / Dorner / Fagaschinski):
Vapour

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Meaning "sound and smoke", the quartet of trumpeter Axel Dorner, pianist Tisha Mukarji, and reedist Johan Arrias & Kai Fagaschinski are caught live at Ausland in Berlin for a set of tonal improvisations based on compositions, creating outstanding textural environments.

Cremaster & Sophie Agnel (Fages / Monteiro / Agnel): Isotopic Cremaster & Sophie Agnel (Fages / Monteiro / Agnel):
Isotopic

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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The results of years of collaboration between the Cremaster electroacoustic improvising duo of Ferran Fages and Alfredo Costa Monteiro with pianist Sophie Agnel, in a remarkable album of fragile yet rich tones and tonal punctuations, a feast of timbral possibilities.

Butcher, John / Michael Duch: Fjordgata Butcher, John / Michael Duch:
Fjordgata

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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A live recording at the Jazzfest Trondheim, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunst, in May 2015 from the freely improvising duo of John Butcher and contrabassist Michael Duch, a superb extended concert of incredible reed technique and concept anchored by Duch's flexible bass work.

Akode (Wilkinson / Johannsesn / Hoyer / Andersen): North And South Akode (Wilkinson / Johannsesn / Hoyer / Andersen):
North And South

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Akode is the UK/Norwegian quartet of Alan Wilkinson on saxophone & clarinet, Kim Johannesen on guitar, Ola Hoyer on double bass, and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen on drums, bring masterful experience and youthful enthusiasm together for a strong concert at Cafe Oto.

Hauf / Jackson / Stein / Rosaly / Hess / Hartman: Next Delusion [VINYL] Hauf / Jackson / Stein / Rosaly / Hess / Hartman:
Next Delusion [VINYL]

(Shameless -- Germany )

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A powerful band fueled by three woodwind players (Boris Hauf, Keefe Jackson, Jason Stein) and three drummers (Frank Rosaly, Steven Hess, and Michael Hartman), capable of both rage and introspection in collective improvisation that's one part joy, one part catharsis.

Lee, Okkyung / Bill Orcutt: Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL] Lee, Okkyung / Bill Orcutt:
Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )

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Two string players who have developed distinctive improvisation styles--cellist Okkyung Lee and guitarist Bil Orcutt--meet for their first encounter at London's Cafe Oto, for an exultant and sophisticated duo showing intense skill and strong conversational powers.

Jungle: Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / Hamid Drake: Live at Okuden [2 CDs] Jungle: Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / Hamid Drake:
Live at Okuden [2 CDs]

(ESP -- USA )

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The 2nd LP from Polish multi-wind & reedist Mat Walerian, his 2nd with NY pianist Matthew Shipp, and the 2nd recorded within the live Okuden Concert Series, adding drummer Hamid Drake for an excellent album of free improvisation that flows beautifully from track to track.

Baptista, Cyro: Bluefly Baptista, Cyro:
Bluefly

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A pop-infused psychedelic trip featuring Cyro with a huge lineup of superb musicians, lyrical improvisation with latin and world influences, with Baptista taking vocals over his eclectic and melodically embraceable music; a beautiful album to return to frequently.



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