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Ayler, Albert Quartet: Copenhagen Live 1964 Ayler, Albert Quartet:
Copenhagen Live 1964

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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In 1964 Albert Ayler's approach to free improvisation had found its voice, in a quartet supported by the now-legendary players Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on doublebass, and Sunny Murray on drums, heard live in a well-recorded concert at Club Montmarte, in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1964; ferocious and forward thinking, an astonishing concert!

Shipp, Matthew: Invisible Touch At Taktlos Zurich Shipp, Matthew:
Invisible Touch At Taktlos Zurich

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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A fluid and freely improvised solo set from New York pianist Matthew Shipp performing live at the Taktlos Festival in Zurich, Switzerland, 2016, presenting profoundly virtuosic playing skills and remarkable instincts in a continuous 45 minute set that maintains interest and strong bearing as he takes his audience on a commanding and coherent journey.

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens): Features Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):
Features

(Intakt -- Austria )

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The long-standing Schlippenbach Trio with Evan Parker on saxophone and Paul Lovens on drums presents 15 concise "Features", improvisations of great depth and diversity, from the beautifully stark solo piano that opens the album to intense collective interactions, avoiding excess in deference to the profound expression of an inspiring group chemistry.

Trio Heinz Herbert (w/ Dominic Landolt / Ramon Landolt / Mario Haenni): The Willisau Concert (Live) Trio Heinz Herbert (w/ Dominic Landolt / Ramon Landolt / Mario Haenni):
The Willisau Concert (Live)

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Textural improv of improbable grooves and tones driven by intense periods of interaction balanced with spatial sonic environments; adventurous and exuberant dialog caught live at the Jazzfestival Willisau, in Switzerland, 2016 from the trio of Dominic Landolt on guitar, Ramon Landolt on Hammond organ, synthesizer & samples and Mario Haenni on drums.

Frith, Fred / Hans Koch: You Are Here Frith, Fred / Hans Koch:
You Are Here

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Two commanding players from the UK & European improv scene who have consistently pushed the envelope in free improvisation--electric & prepared guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist/bass clarinetist Hans Koch--present an album of assertive interactions, merging alien environments with amazing technical playing and inexplicable approaches to sound - superb!

Trio 3 (Lake / Workman / Cyrille): Visiting Texture Trio 3 (Lake / Workman / Cyrille):
Visiting Texture

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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This time around the long-standing trio of drummer Andrew Cyrille, bassist Reggie Workman, and saxophonist Oliver Lake doesn't add a 4th player to the group, instead focusing on the trio itself and their intuitive and implicitly lyrical approach to free jazz, in this 11th album recorded in the studio to feature their masterful collective playing as a group of equals where "music is the leader".

Sharp, Elliott / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot: ERR Guitar Sharp, Elliott / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot:
ERR Guitar

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Elliott Sharp's New York Studio zOaR was the meeting place for three New York guitarists--Sharp himself, Mary Halvorson, and Marc Ribot--who find common ground by blending a variety of approaches to the instrument in 12 excellent and generally succinct collective improvisations, stretching, bending, plucking and inexplicably effecting their guitars.

Amok Amor: We Know Not What We Do Amok Amor:
We Know Not What We Do

(Intakt -- Austria )

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An edgy, technically spectacular, inventive and slightly twisted jazz quartet of German-based free improvisers Christian Lillinger (drums), Petter Eldh (bass), Wanja Slavin (sax), with NY trumpeter Peter Evans (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) on trumpet, for 9 innovative compositions that thrill, amuse, and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens): Warsaw Concert Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):
Warsaw Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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After 44 years, the UK/European free improvising trio of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach with saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer Paul Lovens, present this, their 20th album, an incredible extended performance plus a brief coda recorded during the Ad Libitum Festival at the Polish broadcasting, a testament to masterful skill and the endurance of free jazz.

Guy, Barry / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton: Deep Memory Guy, Barry / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton:
Deep Memory

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Inspired by Irish painter Hughie O' Donoghue, bassist and composer Barry Guy takes the same trio from his albums "Odyssey" and "Ithaka"--pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Paul Lytton--on an impressionist album of expressive and emotional playing, with lyrical and explosive peformances that reflect a haunting music showcasing each player's skills; stunning.

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori: Miller's Tale Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori:
Miller's Tale

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Collective improvisation from a quartet of masters -- NY based Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Mark Feldman on violin, Ikue Mori on electronics, and London improviser Evan Parker on soprano and tenor sax -- for four pieces as a quartet and five duos of varying configurations, folding back the structure of the band through more intimate conversations; simply excellent.

Black, Jim Trio: The Constant Black, Jim Trio:
The Constant

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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A beautiful example of the modern piano trio, led by in-demand drummer, Jim Black, with Elias Stemeseder the pianist and Thomas Morgan on bass, in a lyrical album that uses Black's compelling and elusive drumming on 9 original Black compositions and one unexpected standard, as all three deliver complex playing that sounds accessible and engaging, a true achievement.

Frith, Fred Trio: Another Day in Fucking Paradise Frith, Fred Trio:
Another Day in Fucking Paradise

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Proclaiming that he had nothing more in mind then getting together with a couple of formidable musicians, guitarist Fred Frith and Mills College alumni Jordan Glenn on drums and Jason Hoopes on electric and double bass take their listeners through 13 connected pieces that reference rock, jazz and ea-soundscape in an impressive album from a remarkable new group.

Guy, Barry: The Blue Shroud Guy, Barry:
The Blue Shroud

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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A massive work from bassist/composer Barry Guy inspired by the covering of Picasso's painting Guernica at the UN as we argued for war with Iraq, realized with a 14-member group that includes violinist Maya Homburger, pianist Agusti Fernandez, percussionists Lucas Nigglie & Ramon Lopez, with songs on texts by Irish poet Kerry Hardie; profound and inspired.

Rainey, Tom Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson): Hotel Grief Rainey, Tom Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson):
Hotel Grief

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Tom Rainey's New York Trio performing in the East Village Cornelia Street Cafe, with the drummer and leader accompanied by guitarist Mary Halvorson and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock on soprano and tenor, as the three trade complex and intertwining lines and lay out solos that on the surface are lyrical while underneath they seethe with intricate interplay and bold concepts.

Takase, Aki / Alexander von Schlippenbach: So Long, Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy Takase, Aki / Alexander von Schlippenbach:
So Long, Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase assembled an ensemble of Dolphy interpreters that includes bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall, saxophonist Tobias Delius, vibraphonist Karl Berger, trumpeter Axel Dorner, trombonist Nils Wogram, &c, for a fresh take on compositions from one of free jazz's most iconic composers -- Eric Dolphy -- captured live in Berlin, 2014.

Feldman, Morton : Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello Feldman, Morton :
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Morton Feldman's final composition, originally premiered in 1987, here performed by pianist Mark Knoop, violinist Aisha Orazbayeva, violist Bridget Carey, and cellist Anton Lukoszevieze, recording a year after their successful performance at London's Cafe Oto, maintaining focus and concentration on this large, unhurried work of micro-variations.

Akama, Ryoko : Places And Pages [2 CDs] Akama, Ryoko :
Places And Pages [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Composer Ryoko Akama releases a 2 disc set of 23 scores in the crossroads of minimalism and sound compositions, quiet and loud, performed in a sextet with the composer herself plus Christian Muller, Cristian Alvear, Cyril Bondi, Stefan Thut, and d'incise, each section like a page in a notebook related to place, space, time or location.

Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini: Chants et danses  ...with strings (Vol. III) Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini:
Chants et danses ...with strings (Vol. III)

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Taking two of Montreal's most vital musicians, guitarist Rene Lussier and clarinetist Robert Lepage, and joining them with the far-ranging string quartet Le Quatuor Bozzini for a stunning album that merges chamber music, noise music, and improvisation without leaving behind melody, intention and direction; magnificent!

Cage, John: Klang der Wandlungen [3 CDs] Cage, John:
Klang der Wandlungen [3 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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An impressive triple-CD box with recordings of some late works by John Cage, including "Seventy-Four for Orchestra, 1992", "103 for Orchestra, 1991, part 1 & 2", In a Landscape fur Harfe", "Postcard From Heaven fur Eine Bis Zwanzig Harfen", and some of "The Harmony of Maine"; including a 32 page booklet with photos and liner notes by Jakob Ullmann.

Rothenberg, Ned / Hamid Drake: Full Circle - Live in Lodz Rothenberg, Ned / Hamid Drake:
Full Circle - Live in Lodz

(Foundation Listen -- Poland )

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Two legendary improvisers, Downtown New York multi-reedist and shakuhachi player Ned Rothenberg met Chicago drummer Hamid Drake at Ciagoty I Tesknoty, in Lodz, Poland in 2016 to record this effusive, extraordinary live concert of improvised music, demonstrating both enormous instrumental skill while imparting wonderfully upbeat energy; outstanding!

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Gerald Cleaver: The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 3 Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Gerald Cleaver:
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 3

(Leo -- UK )

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The 3rd part of NY/Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman's "Art of the Improv Trio" series, with Matthew Shipp on piano and Gerald Cleaver on drums, each an essential element in the interplay and subtle skills of these masterful players, with Perelman's voice exceptionally strong as he demonstrates the full range of his sax through free and melodic passage.

Marsella, Brian: Buer: The Book of Angels Volume 31 Marsella, Brian:
Buer: The Book of Angels Volume 31

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Brian Marsella, pianist from Banquet of the Spirits, Zion80 and The Flail, in a trio album taking on John Zorn's Masada compositions, The Book of Angels, with the actual Masada rhythm section of Trevor Dunn on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, in 16 lyrical and effusive pieces focused through the eyes of piano masters from Satie to Pullen.

Wooley, Nate: The Complete Syllables Music [4 CD Box Set] Wooley, Nate:
The Complete Syllables Music [4 CD Box Set]

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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Composer, improviser, and trumpet player Nate Wooley continues to cement his place as an American iconoclast by releasing the complete recordings of his revolutionary solo [Syllables] compositions as a deluxe 4 CD set consisting of two reissues of out-of-print early works: 8 [Syllables] (2013) and 9 [Syllables] (2014) as well as the premiere recording of his 150 minute epic For Kenneth Gaburo.

Baczkowski, Steve / Chris Corsano / Paul Flaherty: The Dull Blade [VINYL] Baczkowski, Steve / Chris Corsano / Paul Flaherty:
The Dull Blade [VINYL]

(FEEDING TUBE RECORDS -- USA )

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A decade after their last album "Dim Bulb", "The Dull Blade" follows up with the trio of Chris Corsano on drums and duel saxophonist Steve Baczkowski and Paul Flaherty, recorded live in the studio at New Haven, Connecticut's Firehouse 12, an incredible album of fiery and ferocious playing with an outsider jazz attitude; brilliant.

Abrams, Joshua Natural Information Society: Simultonality [VINYL] Abrams, Joshua Natural Information Society:
Simultonality [VINYL]

(Eremite -- USA )

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Chicago bassist and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Abrams follows up his incredible "Simultonality" album with this faster-paced album recorded with his Natural Information Society, joining traditional musics, American minimalism & jazz with the gnawa ceremonial instrument the guimbri.

Lean Left: I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL] Lean Left:
I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The 7th album from the quartet of Netherlands guitarists Andy Moor and Terrie Hessels (The Ex) with Chicago free improvising multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and Netherlands drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love in an album balancing amazing energy with profound introspective moments in thrilling edge-of-your-seat improvisation - excellent!

Lean Left: I Forgot To Breathe Lean Left:
I Forgot To Breathe

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The 7th album from the quartet of Netherlands guitarists Andy Moor and Terrie Hessels (The Ex) with Chicago free improvising multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and Netherlands drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love in an album balancing amazing energy with profound introspective moments in thrilling edge-of-your-seat improvisation - excellent!

Korekyojinn Acoustic: Kaleidoscope Korekyojinn Acoustic:
Kaleidoscope

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

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The Korekyojin trio of Tatsuya Yoshida on percussion, Kido Natsuki on guitar and Mitsuru Nasuno on fretless bass, plus violinist Miyamoto Rei on several tracks, take their intricate and exuberant rock into acoustic territory with this impressive album, which includes acoustic takes on "Arabesque", "Careless Heart", "Four Holes in the Sky", &c.

Contida, Pedra : Amethyst Contida, Pedra :
Amethyst

(FMR -- UK )

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The Portugese quintet of Angelica V. Salvi on harp, Miguel Carvalhais on computer, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone, Marcello doe Reis on electric guitar, and Joao Pais Filipe on drums & percussion in a live concert in Brazil at Salao for a far-ranging album of electroacoustic free improvisation, beautifully building to frenetic, collective dialog.

Mezei, Szilard: Still Now (If You Still) Mezei, Szilard:
Still Now (If You Still)

(FMR -- UK )

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An exciting album crossing free improvisation with chamber approaches and extended techniques from Serbian violist Szilard Mezei performing in a trio with pianist Marina Dzukljev and drummer/percussionist Vasco Trilla, recording in Novi Sad, Serbia in 2017.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Rafal Mazur: Oneness Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Rafal Mazur:
Oneness

(FMR -- UK )

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The well-traveled working group of Francois Carrier (alto saxophone, Chinese oboe), Michel Lambert (drums) and Rafal Mazur (acoustic bass guitar) performing live at Alchemia Club in Krakow, Poland in 2015 for an excellent example of collective free improvisation with distinctive and unconventional approaches to their dialog.

Burke, Rob / George Lewis / Paul Grabowsky / Mark Helias: Shift Burke, Rob / George Lewis / Paul Grabowsky / Mark Helias:
Shift

(FMR -- UK )

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A meeting in NY's Lower East Village between four improvisors--Robert Burke on saxes, George Lewis on trombone & electronics, Paul Grabowsky on piano & snare drum, and Mark Helias on acoustic bass--playing a pre-composed work, blending 21st century composition with modern jazz sensibility, enhanced by Lewis' computer-based "shapeshifts".

Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell: There Is No Love Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell:
There Is No Love

(Confront -- UK )

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Confront initiates their new Core Series with the text piece "There Is No Love" with David Sylvian on voice, vocal treatments and electronics, Rhodri Davies on harp, vibraphone and radio, and Mark Wastel on tam tam and percussion, a sophisticated spoken word piece of shadowy atmosphere and innuendo, leveraging approaches from experimental, improvised and composed music.

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

(Monotype -- Russia )

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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.

Beins, Burkhard / Lucio Capece / Martin Kuchen / Paul Vogel: Fracture Mechanics Beins, Burkhard / Lucio Capece / Martin Kuchen / Paul Vogel:
Fracture Mechanics

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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"Fracture Mechanics" is the scientific study of cracks in any material, an apt title from these European experimental innovators--Burkhard Beins, Lucio Capece, Martin Kuchen, and Paul Vogel--pulling back the curtain on process and creating an impressive album crossing acoustic and electronic improv, organized sound, and inexplicable interaction; recommended.

En Corps (Eve Risser / Benjamin Duboc / Edward Perraud): Generation En Corps (Eve Risser / Benjamin Duboc / Edward Perraud):
Generation

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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The 2nd album from En Corps, the improvising trio of Eve Risser on piano, Benjamin Duboc on double bass, and Edward Perraud on drums, was recorded live at Artacts 16 festival in St Johann, Austria in 2016, performing two building works--"Des Corps" and "Des Ames" (The Bodies, The Souls)--which evolve from intricate quiet interplay into rich harmonic interaction.

Spunk: Still Eating Ginger Bread For Breakfast Spunk:
Still Eating Ginger Bread For Breakfast

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Norway's unconventional improvising quartet SPUNK with Maja S. K. Ratkje, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lene Grenager and Kristin Andersen are heard live at Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo, Norway in 2015, capturing these two sets of uniquely unexpected and jaw-dropping recordings from a band on the cutting edge of avant improvisation.

Anemone (John Butcher / Peter Evans / Frederic Blondy / Clayton Thomas / Paul Lovens): A Wing Dissol Anemone (John Butcher / Peter Evans / Frederic Blondy / Clayton Thomas / Paul Lovens):
A Wing Dissolved in Light [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A brilliant quintet brought together for the Tampere Jazz Happening, in Finland in 2013, with NY trumpeter Peter Evans, UK saxophonist John Butcher, Australian bassist Clayton Thomas, German drummer/percussionist Paul Lovens, and French pianist Frederic Blondy for a phenomenal extended improvisation presented in parts: "Une Aile Dissoute Dans La Lumiere".

Majkowski, Mike : Days and Other Days [VINYL] Majkowski, Mike :
Days and Other Days [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Following double bassist Mike Majkowski's Astral Spirts cassette "Neighbouring Objects", this vinyl release is Majkowski's 7th solo album, here using analog synthesizer, percussion, piano, vibraphone, samples, and field recordings to create an amazing sonic universe through sound, tone, timbre, deep cogitation and mutant interjections.

Watts, Trevor / Stephen Grew Duo: All There Is Watts, Trevor / Stephen Grew Duo:
All There Is

(Discus -- UK )

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A strong and enthralling set of dialogs captured live from the working duo of pianist Stephen Grew and saxophonist Trevor Watts on alto & soprano, intricate exchanges of great energy but also great compassion and introspection, a well-rounded set of adventurous exchanges that highlight the incredible skills of both players.

Brand, Ulrike / Olaf Rupp: Shadowscores Brand, Ulrike / Olaf Rupp:
Shadowscores

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An unlikely pairing, cellist Ulrike Brand is best known for her work with John Cage and Giacinto Scelsi, while Olaf Rupp is a regular contributor in a variety of setting in the European Free Improv scene; here they join for an album of free improvisation, finding shared and gripping language in creative and uncommon approaches to their strings.

Scarassatti / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Torres: Amoa Hi Scarassatti / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Torres:
Amoa Hi

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Titled for the Amazonas Indians, Brazilian sound sculptor Marco Scarassatti performs on his self-made instrument the Kraiser in a quartet with Creative Sources regulars Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, and Nuno Torres for a dream-like set of improvisations named with indigenous expressions, blending neoprimitivism with creative acoustic improvisation.

Wooley, Nate / Daniele Martini / Joao Lobo : Legacy of Ashes Wooley, Nate / Daniele Martini / Joao Lobo :
Legacy of Ashes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A free jazz session recorded in Brussells between trumpeter Nate Wooley and half of the Daniele Martini Quartet--saxophonist Martini himself and drummer Joao Lobo--stepping in and out of modal jazz with a contemplative approach, using extended techniques to great effect, Lobo handling the foundation and rhythm in absolutely impressive ways.

Zumthor, Peter Conradin : Grunschall [VINYL] Zumthor, Peter Conradin :
Grunschall [VINYL]

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )

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Percussionist Peter Conradin Zumthor presents a stunning debut solo album, capturing one of the truly independent voices in the Swiss musical landscape in a 7-part contiguous work recorded at Radio Studio 1 in Zurich with a great feeling for form, distances and dynamics, as an incredibly focused, virtuosic, creative and deeply felt story is told.

Wolfarth, Christian: Spuren [VINYL] Wolfarth, Christian:
Spuren [VINYL]

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )

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The two parts of "Spuren" from Swiss percussionist Christian Wolfarth cover each side in an album of concentrative timbre and strategy, evoking continuous sounds that are diverted into unexpected avenues, drawing the listener into trance-like states with rich resonance, tone, and malleable rhythms, then surprising with unforseen audio twists.

Ballister: Low Level Stink [VINYL & DVD] Ballister:
Low Level Stink [VINYL & DVD]

(Dropa Disc -- Belgium )

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One of the super-groups of free improvisation, colliding elements of jazz, rock, ea-improv and beyond, the Ballister trio of Chicago stalwarts Dave Rempis (sax) and Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) are captured live at the Oorstof concert series in De Studio, Antwerp, presenting the concert in a limited, combined vinyl LP and DVD release.

Parker, Evan / John Edwards / Steve Noble : PEN Parker, Evan / John Edwards / Steve Noble :
PEN

(Dropa Disc -- Belgium )

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Bringing together three leaders from the UK free jazz scene, the new trio of Evan Parker on tenor sax, Steve Noble on drums & percussion, and John Edwards on double bass present a masterful album drawing from the roots of free improvisation in playing that rises and recedes like a tidal force, captured live at the Oorstof concert series in Antwerp.

MIR 8 (Andrea Belfi / Werner Dafeldecker / Hilary Jeffery / Tim Wright): Perihelion [VINYL] MIR 8 (Andrea Belfi / Werner Dafeldecker / Hilary Jeffery / Tim Wright):
Perihelion [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Mir 8 brings electroacoustic artists Andrea Belfi (drums/percussion), Werner Dafeldecker (electroncis, bass), Hilary Jeffrey (trombone) and Tim Wright (computer & electronics) together for their debut album of four cinematic tracks following an abstract narrative through panoramic landscapes.

Trespass Trio (Zanussi / Strid / Kuchen): The Spirit of Pitesti Trespass Trio (Zanussi / Strid / Kuchen):
The Spirit of Pitesti

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Trespass trio with Martin Kuchen on saxophone, Per Zanussi on double bass, and Raymond Strid on drums & percussion, tell us instrumental narrative through compassionate, impassioned and unorthodox writing and playing, about Romania's Pitesti Prison, where for 4 years around 1950 totalarian authorities practiced brainwashing experiments on the inmates.

Eisenstadt, Harris Canada Day (w/ Wooley / Bauder / Niggenkemper): On Parade in Parede Eisenstadt, Harris Canada Day (w/ Wooley / Bauder / Niggenkemper):
On Parade in Parede

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A live recording of drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt's Canada Day band performing as a quartet with trumpeter Nate Wooley, saxophonist Matt Bauder, and bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, recorded at SUMP during their 2016 European tour, an exemplary set of free playing over a great set of original compositions, including a large work in 3 sections and 5 parts.

Attias, Michael Quartet (w/ Ortiz / Hebert / Hebert): Nerve Dance Attias, Michael Quartet (w/ Ortiz / Hebert / Hebert):
Nerve Dance

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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New York alto saxophonist Michael Attias presents his new quartet with Aruan Ortiz on piano, John Hebert on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums, in his sixth album as a leader, a lyrical album dealing with the theory of elasticity and the concept of equality in music.

Sanchez, Angelica Trio (w/ Michael Formanek / Tyshawn Sorey): Float the Edge Sanchez, Angelica Trio (w/ Michael Formanek / Tyshawn Sorey):
Float the Edge

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Fiction, folklore and everyday sounds fuel the compositions of NY pianist Angelica Sanchez, with her trio of Michael Formanek on double bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, the band explores concepts of lucid dreaming, backyard birds, novels, mythical creatures and ancient structures, in a magnificent album of inspired free improvisation.

Sarid, Daniel Trio: Leventuruos Sarid, Daniel Trio:
Leventuruos

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

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Adventurous/Leventuruos is a good description of the articulate, sophisticated, and exciting trio work that Israeli pianist Daniel Sarid, double bassist Gilad Abro, and drummer Ziv Ravitz present, in 8 dynamic pieces that balance free, rapid and lyrical jazz.

Okazaki, Miles: Trickster Okazaki, Miles:
Trickster

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Intricate interplay in modern jazz from guitarist Miles Okazaki in a quartet with fellow New Yorkers Craig Taborn on piano, Anthony Tidd on bass, and Sean Rickman on drums--Tidd and Rickman his compatriots in Steve Coleman and Five Elements--performing Okazaki's playfully complex and innovative compositions that drive some serious grooves.

Ruins: Burning Stone [REISSUE] Ruins:
Burning Stone [REISSUE]

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

Price: $14.36    

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Tatsuya Yoshida's insanely complex and exhilarating rock project Ruins started around 1986, and bassist Ryuichi Masuda (also a member of Koenji Hyakkei) has been with him since the early days; this CD reissues the 1992 Shimmy Disc album, originally an LP, here with the CD bonus tracks.

Necks, The: Unfold [VINYL 2 LPs] Necks, The:
Unfold [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Ideologic Organ -- E.U. )

Price: $29.95    

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Four side-long improvisations from the Australian trio of Chris Abrahams on piano, Tony Buck on drums, and Lloyd Swanton on bass, each side a masterpiece of slowly transpiring and evolving music, unhurriedly expanding each track to reveal tension and allure.

Bauer, Johannes / Peter Brotzmann: Blue City (Live At Blue City Osaka / Japan 16. October 1997) Bauer, Johannes / Peter Brotzmann:
Blue City (Live At Blue City Osaka / Japan 16. October 1997)

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Powerful and diverse duo recordings between trombonist Johannes Bauer and Peter Brotzmann on tenor & alto saxophone, Tarogato, & clarinet, recorded in Osaka, Japan in 1997, released as a tribute to Bauer, who passed away in 2016, part of Brotzmann's archive of unreleased material.

Ceccarelli, Isaiah : Bow Ceccarelli, Isaiah :
Bow

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Montreal-based Composer-percussionist Isaiah Ceccarelli, well known through his Ambiances Magnetiques releases, in 7 compositions, a mix of timbrally-based music in which he himself performs, and through-composed pieces that focus on harmonic progressions, performed as string duos, trios, and quartets.

JR3 (Olaf Rupp / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder): Happy Jazz JR3 (Olaf Rupp / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder):
Happy Jazz

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The Berlin trio of Rudi Mahall on clarinet and bass clarinet, Olaf Rupp on electric and acoustic guitar and Jan Roder on double bass in an ironically packaged album of free improvisation of the highest standard, taking the listener on a journey of informed free jazz that references the past in thoroughly modern approaches to creative music.

Mazzarella, Nick / Tomeka Reid: Signaling Mazzarella, Nick / Tomeka Reid:
Signaling

(NESSA -- USA )

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A fully and freely improvised duo from Chicago artists Nick Mazzarella on alto saxophone and Tomeka Reid on cello, using flowing and long lyrical lines with an unhurried sense of depth and richness even in the most complicated of runs, and playful inventiveness throughout, opening the album with a tribute to the duo work of Julius Hemphill and Abdul Wadud.

Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere: 02 Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere:
02

(Discus -- UK )

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An absolutely impressive album blending advanced/progressive rock forms with improvisation, starting from collective improvisation and layering in the studio to create a sophisticated psychedelic music, the second album from this ensemble that is headed by Martin Archer (reeds & keys), Chris Bywater (keys & synth), and Steve Dinsdale (drums & percussion).

Trouble Kaze (Fujii / Agnel / Tamura / Pruvost / Lasserre / Orins): June Trouble Kaze (Fujii / Agnel / Tamura / Pruvost / Lasserre / Orins):
June

(Helix Circum-Disc -- France )

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Drummer Peter Orins expands the Kaze quartet of trumpeters Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost and pianist Satoko Fujii, with a second drummmer--Didier Lasserre--and a second pianist--Sophie Agnel--for a live recording of a 5-part suite of magnificently epic collective improv.

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo + KAZE: Peace (Tribute To Kelly Churko) Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo + KAZE:
Peace (Tribute To Kelly Churko)

(Libra -- Japan )

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Pianist Satoko Fujii's Orchestra Tokyo + the band Kaze, bringing guests trumpeter Cristian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins alongside trumpeter Natsuki Tamura into a spectacular big band of great power but also subtle meditation, in four works that include a tribute to the late guitarist and Fujii collaborator Kelly Churko.

Mitchell, Matt plays Tim Berne: Forage Mitchell, Matt plays Tim Berne:
Forage

(Screwgun -- USA )

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Pianist Matt Mitchell, a member of saxophonist Tim Berne's Snakeoil, releases a solo album of Berne compositions, taking the reedist's typically frenetic material into unexpected territory, revealing dark beauty and intensely introspective aspects to Berne's music.

Klaxon Gueule: Ceci n'est pas [3 CDs] Klaxon Gueule:
Ceci n'est pas [3 CDs]

(Sono Sordo -- Canada )

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Translating to "this is not", the experimental Montreal trio of Michel F. Cote, Alexandre St-Onge and Bernard Falaise have for 20 years experimented in sound, bridging rock, experimental and improvised forms, here in a 3-CD retrospective of studio works from the last 16 years with collaborators Jean Derome, Ellwood Epps, Sam Shalabi, Philippe Lauzier, and Christof Migone.

Henry Cow: Vol. 4 & 5: Trondheim Henry Cow:
Vol. 4 & 5: Trondheim

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Perhaps the most exceptional of the "road' albums from the Henry Cow Box Set, this 1976 Trondheim concert found the band missing bassist John Greaves and singer Dagmar Krauss, so instead of their set list they shut off the lights and gave the audience pure improvisation using EA and concrete approaches, heard in spectacular detail in Bob Drake' remaster.

Neukollner (Denzler / von Schlippenbach / Grip / Johansson): Sektion 3-7  [2 CDs] Neukollner (Denzler / von Schlippenbach / Grip / Johansson):
Sektion 3-7 [2 CDs]

(Umlaut Records -- Germany )

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The Neukollner trio of Bertrand Denzler on sax, Joel Grip on double bass, and Sven-Ake Johnasson on drums is joined by pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach for a double album of exhilarating free jazz that conjurs standards-based jazz through well-structured instant compositions.

Bucher / Tan / Countryman: Acceptance - Resistance Bucher / Tan / Countryman:
Acceptance - Resistance

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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Alto saxophonist Rick Countryman is a busy player on the Phillippine scene, here in a trio with Simon Tan on bass and visiting Swiss drummer Christian Bucher for nine exemplary examples of free jazz in the tradition, hot music that bends melody while remembering its jazz roots.

Guerineau, Sylvain / Kent Carter / Itaru Oki / Makoto Sato: D'Une Rive A L'Autre Guerineau, Sylvain / Kent Carter / Itaru Oki / Makoto Sato:
D'Une Rive A L'Autre

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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Dedicated to sailors, their adventures and rough living conditions while at sea, from the collective free improv quartet of US jazz master and Lacy associate Kent Carter on bass, French saxophonist Sylvain Gueineau, Makoto Sato on drums and Itaru Oki on trumpet & flute.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Loafer's Hollow Mostly Other People Do The Killing:
Loafer's Hollow

(Hot Cup -- USA )

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New Yorks' Mostly Other People Do the Killing step back in time to the 1930s-40's in modern swing-ear compositions from bassist Moppa Elliott, performed with the amazing septet of Steven Bernstein, Jon Irabagon, Kevin Shea, Ron Stabinksy, David Taylor, and Brandon Seabrook.

Foussat, Jean-Marc : L'oiseau [VINYL] Foussat, Jean-Marc :
L'oiseau [VINYL]

(Fou Records -- France )

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An amazing album of electronic experimentation from multi-instrumentalist Jean-Marc Foussat, dedicating the album to the late painter and son Victor Foussat, through two extended and far-ranging works that blends concrete sounds with intense playing and sonic environments.

Eisenstadt, Harris: Recent Developments Eisenstadt, Harris:
Recent Developments

(Songlines -- Canada )

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NY Composer and percussionist Harris Eisenstadt furthers his exploration into long-form composition and unusual instrumentation in his 20th release as a bandleader, with a spectacular improv ensemble including Nate Wooley, Jeb Bishop, Han Roberts, Anna Webber, &c. &c.

MarsaFouty (Jean-Luc Foussat / Fred Marty): Concerts MarsaFouty (Jean-Luc Foussat / Fred Marty):
Concerts

(Fou Records -- France )

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Synth improviser Jean-Marc Foussat and double bassist Fred Marty join their names and playing together for an absolutely impressive album of exploratory improv, Foussat taking their music into hallucinatory territories while Marty provides both a solid anchor and flights of textural nuance; supberb.

Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff): The End [VINYL] Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff):
The End [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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The final portion of the live recording at Free Music Market, in Berlin in 1970 from the trio of tenor saxophonist Peter Brotzmann with Fred Van Hove on piano, Han Bennink on drums, and joined by trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff for three extended and fiery improvisations.



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