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Kowald, Peter Quintet: Peter Kowald Quintet [VINYL] Kowald, Peter Quintet:
Peter Kowald Quintet [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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A reissue of Peter Kowald Quintet's self-titled album, originally released by FMP in 1972, with the line up of Peter Kowald on tuba, bass, and alphorn; Gunter Christmann and Paul Rutherford on trombone Peter van der Locht on alto saxophone; and Paul Lovens on drums.

Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay: Amalgam [VINYL] Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay:
Amalgam [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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A wild and exciting duo between cellist Okkyung Lee and legendary turntable improviser Christian Marclay performing live at London's Cafe Oto for a single long track that runs through an astonishing dynamic of invention and atmospheres in a gripping and spellbinding set.

Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay: Amalgam Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay:
Amalgam

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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A wild and exciting duo between cellist Okkyung Lee and legendary turntable improviser Christian Marclay performing live at London's Cafe Oto for a single long track that runs through an astonishing dynamic of invention and atmospheres in a gripping and spellbinding set.

BassDrumBone + guests Joe Lovano / Jason Moran: The Long Road [2 CDs] BassDrumBone + guests Joe Lovano / Jason Moran:
The Long Road [2 CDs]

(Auricle -- USA )

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The 40th Anniversary release for the creative free improvising jazz trio of Gerry Hemingway (drums), Mark Helias (bass) and Ray Anderson (trombone), with guests Joe Lovano on sax and Jason Moran on piano; superb lyrical soulful collective improvisation of the finest order.

McPhee, Joe / Andre Jaume: Nuclear Family McPhee, Joe / Andre Jaume:
Nuclear Family

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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In 1979 saxophonist/cornetist Joe McPhee met French reedist Andre Jaume in Paris to record this exceptional album of standards, drawing on works from Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Duke and Ellington, and Ornette Coleman; melodic, poignant, emotional and insightful jazz.

Chadbourne, Eugene : There'll Be No Tears Tonight Chadbourne, Eugene :
There'll Be No Tears Tonight

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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A much-needed reissue of Eugene Chadbourne's ground-breaking free country improv album recorded in NYC with a great Downtown NY lineup including Tom Cora, John Zorn, Scott Manring, and David Licht, performing twisted takes on classics by Paycheck, Haggard, Miller, &c.

Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson: Falling And Five Other Failings [VINYL] Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson:
Falling And Five Other Failings [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Two versatile and innovative improvisers, Mats Gustafsson on saxophones and Christof Kurzmann on electronics and voice, extracted improvisations recorded in the studio to create the 7 parts of this rich, pulse-based and intensely understated work about Falling and Failing.

Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson: Falling And Five Other Failings Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson:
Falling And Five Other Failings

(Trost Records -- UK )

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Two versatile and innovative improvisers, Mats Gustafsson on saxophones and Christof Kurzmann on electronics and voice, extracted improvisations recorded in the studio to create the 7 parts of this rich, pulse-based and intensely understated work about Falling and Failing.

Various Artists: An Anthology Of Noise and Electronic Music Volume 3 [3 VINYL LPs] Various Artists:
An Anthology Of Noise and Electronic Music Volume 3 [3 VINYL LPs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Reissuing the 3rd volume of Sub Rosa's Anthology Of Noise and Electronic Music as a 3-LP vinly set, presenting music by a wide range of artists from historical to contemporary, including avant compositional, improvised, rock, concrete, sound, noise, and electronic music.

Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett: Four Quartets Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett:
Four Quartets

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Clarinetist Tom Jackson and pianist Keith Tippett have worked together since 2001, with bassist Ashley-John Long joining them in improvisation in 2009, adding violist Benedict Taylor that same year in London, here meeting in the studio for 4 subtle and expansive recordings.

Halvorson, Mary Octet: Away With You Halvorson, Mary Octet:
Away With You

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Mary Halvorson continues her string of excellent modern jazz albums with this octet release with fellow guitarist Susan Alcorn, Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon & Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) and Ches Smith (drums).

Dumitrescu, Iancu: Live In New York w/ Either/Or Dumitrescu, Iancu:
Live In New York w/ Either/Or

(Edition Modern -- Romania )

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Iancu Dumitrescu premieres six new works of Spectral compositions performed by the 13 piece Either/Or Ensemble under the direction of Richard Carrick, presented in Columbia University's Miller Theater in 2016, an amazing album of microcosmic and macrocosmic sound.

Parker, Evan / Pat Thomas / John Russell / John Edwards / Alex Ward / Alison Blunt / Benedict Taylor Parker, Evan / Pat Thomas / John Russell / John Edwards / Alex Ward / Alison Blunt / Benedict Taylor / David Leahy / Kay Grant:
Mopomoso Tour 2013 | Making Rooms [4 CD BOX SET]

(Weekertoft -- Great Britain )

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An excellent 4-CD set from a UK tour of the long-running London monthly concert series Mopomoso, featuring improvisations from various grouping of John Russell, Evan Parker, John Edwards, David Leahy, Pat Thomas, Alison Blunt, Benedict Taylor, Kay Grant & Alex Ward.

Tatsuya, Yoshida / Cho Sokkyo / Tzboguchi Masayasu: TYU Tatsuya, Yoshida / Cho Sokkyo / Tzboguchi Masayasu:
TYU

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

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The frequent and super-speed improvising duo of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida and guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi join forces with Tzboguchi Masayasu on keyboards and vocoder for an energetic, melodic, and at times outlandish album that pays homage to astonishingly complex rock forms.

Finlayson, Jonathan / Sicilian Defense: Moving Still Finlayson, Jonathan / Sicilian Defense:
Moving Still

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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NY trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson's 2nd Pi album, in a quintet with pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist John Hebert, guitarist Miles Okazaki, and drummer Craig Weinrib, for 6 original lyrical compositions with captivating progressions and top notch soloing making great modern jazz.

Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida  / Masami Akita : Process and Reality Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida / Masami Akita :
Process and Reality

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Thick, noisy, complex, interweaving and stunningly cathartic music from the trio of French prog legend Richard Pinhas on guitar, Ruins/Magaibutsu drummer Tatsuya Yoshida, and pioneer of noise music Masami Akita, AKA Merzbow, recording in the studio in Tokyo.

Spontaneous Music Orchestra: Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs] Spontaneous Music Orchestra:
Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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An amazing collection of concepts described in John Steven's manual "Search and Reflect" and recorded in workshops and concerts primarily in the 70s, with participants including Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Paul Rutherfod, Ian Brighton, Nigel Coombes, John Russell, Lindsay Cooper, &c.

Giuffre, Jimmy 3: Bremen & Stuttgart (1961) [2 CDs] Giuffre, Jimmy 3:
Bremen & Stuttgart (1961) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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The sophisticated and influential Jimmy Giuffre 3 led by clarinetist Giuffre with Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on double bass, in a 2-CD reissue of their only known well-recorded concerts, alongside two tracks from their "Fusion" album not included in the ECM reissue.

Ewen / Smith / Walter: Live in Texas Ewen / Smith / Walter:
Live in Texas

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Seven "hyperactive and urgent improvisations" of the reunited trio of guitarist Sandy Ewen, double bassist Damon Smith and drummer Weasel Walter, performing at the NMASS festval in Austin, Texas, and two venues in Houston, Texas; rugged and rewarding exploratory playing.

Drake, Bob : Arx Pilosa Drake, Bob :
Arx Pilosa

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Another twisted, complex and irresistible album from multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Bob Drake, practically presenting a history of the rock genre in 20 short pieces that twist and turn in inventive, humorous, peculiar, mesmerizing, and masterly songs.

Edelin's, Michel Flute Fever Orchestra with special guest Nicole Mitchell: Kalamania [2 CDs] Edelin's, Michel Flute Fever Orchestra with special guest Nicole Mitchell:
Kalamania [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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French flutist Michel Edelin leads this 6-piece band named in honor of Jeremy Steig, with 4 flutists including Sylvaine Helary, Ludivine Issambourg, and Nicole Mitchell, plus John Betsch (drums) and Peter Giron (bass) in exceptional, unexpected and inclusive approaches to improv.

I Am Three (Eberhard / Neuser / Marien): Mingus Mingus Mingus I Am Three (Eberhard / Neuser / Marien):
Mingus Mingus Mingus

(Leo -- UK )

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Saxophonist Silke Eberhard leads her trio with Nikolaus Neuser on trumpet and Christian Marien on drums, through a distillation of well known and lesser known Mingus tunes, restricting each tune to its essence in 3-4 minute renderings focusing on Mingus' compositional strength.

Hein, Nicola L. / Mia Zabelka : The Honey Pump Hein, Nicola L. / Mia Zabelka :
The Honey Pump

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Instant compositions on from Nicola L. Hein on guitar and Mia Zabelka on violin, both versed in soundscape and sonic sculptures, using extended techniques to create dense but dynamic sonic landscapes with significant room for silence.

Dunmall / Noble / Edwards / Sanders: Chords Of Connections Dunmall / Noble / Edwards / Sanders:
Chords Of Connections

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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A stunning example of collective free improvisation from the quartet of frequent collaborators and superb improvisers, Paul Dunmall on tenor & soprano sax, Liam Noble on piano, Mark Sanders on drums, and John Edwards on bass, recording in the studio in Birmingham.

Forebrace (Ward / Sassi / Horro / Doulton): Steeped Forebrace (Ward / Sassi / Horro / Doulton):
Steeped

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Blending jazz and rock forms with frenetic excitement and masterful control, multi-reedist Forebrace quartet with Roberto Sassi (electric guitar), Santiago Horro (electric bass) and Jem Doulton (drums) run the gamut on exultantly virtuosic improvisation, here recording live at Cafe Oto.

Cortex (Johansson / Alberts / Hoyer / Nilssen): Live in New York [VINYL] Cortex (Johansson / Alberts / Hoyer / Nilssen):
Live in New York [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Approaching the free side of 60s postbop in the Ornette Coleman vein, the Cortex quartet of Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Kristoffer Alberts (sax), Ola Hoyer (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums) are captured for a dynamic and captivating set at IBeam in Brooklyn in 2015.

Evans, Peter: Lifeblood [USB Drive] Evans, Peter:
Lifeblood [USB Drive]

(More Is More -- USA )

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Trumpeter Peter Evans' first solo release in over 5 years, presenting two demanding and impressive live performances from 2015/16, during Evan's residency at Roulette, and at Bop Stop in Cleveland, presented on a USB credit card drive in mp3 and wav formats, with liner notes.

Naked Wolf (Ex / Gibson / Jaeger / Provan / Szafirowski): Ahum Naked Wolf (Ex / Gibson / Jaeger / Provan / Szafirowski):
Ahum

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Bridging improv and rock, this quintet including Luc Ex on guitar uses instrumental and vocal forms to draw on a wealth of styles with references to free improv, post-punk and RIO styles, beautifully pacing the album from energetic improv to slowly unfolding atmospheres.

Sharp, Elliott Aggregat (Bynum / Greene II / Jones / Altschul): Dialectrical Sharp, Elliott Aggregat (Bynum / Greene II / Jones / Altschul):
Dialectrical

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Downtown New York multi-reedist mainstay Elliott Sharp in his third Aggregat release, in a quintet with Taylor Ho Bynum on trumpet, Barry Altschul on drums, Terry L. Greene II on trombone, and Brad Jones on bass, pushing elastic limits on the concepts of jazz and free improv.

Butcher, John / Stale Liavik Solberg: So Beautiful, It Starts To Rain Butcher, John / Stale Liavik Solberg:
So Beautiful, It Starts To Rain

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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British free improvising legend John Butcher met Scandinavian drummer Stale Liavik Solberg at Cafe Oto to record these intensely detailed yet sublimely reserved duos, three pieces segmenting the album title, an intimate and never extravagent dialog of great technical depth.

Machinefabriek (w/ Anne Bakker / Edita Karkoschka): Crumble Machinefabriek (w/ Anne Bakker / Edita Karkoschka):
Crumble

(Self Released -- Netherlands )

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A beautifully dramatic album from the trio of electronic artist Rutger Zydervelt (Machinefabriek), violinist Anne Bakker, and vocalist Edita Karkoschka, a sculpted work full of dramatic turns, immersive drones, glitchy electronics and intimate gestures.

Hearts & Minds (Stein / Giallorenzo / Rosaly): Hearts & Minds [VINYL] Hearts & Minds (Stein / Giallorenzo / Rosaly):
Hearts & Minds [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Chicago trio of Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Paul Giallorenzon on keys, and Frank Rosaly on drums, performing a joyful album of lyrical jazz, blending compositions and free playing with modern creative skills and unpredictable, enthusiastic soloing; superb!

Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: The Noisy Miner  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Jackson / Baker / Kirshner:
The Noisy Miner [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Chicago mainstays Keefe Jackson on tenor and sopranino sax, Jim Baker on piano and synths, and Julian Kirshner on drums, are caught live at the Constellation in 2015 for a forceful, demanding yet lyrical set of free improvisations, a great example of the fertile Chicago scene.

Talibam! w/ Alan Wilkinson: It is Dangerous to Lean Out  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Talibam! w/ Alan Wilkinson:
It is Dangerous to Lean Out [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Downtown NY insanely creative duo Talibam! of Kevin Shea on drums and Matt Motel on keys is joined by free improvising legend, saxophonist Alan Wilkinson, for two incendiary improvisations performed live at Sant'anna Arresi Jazz Festival in Sardinia, Italy.

Konstrukt w/ Graham Massey & David McLean: Live at Islington Mills  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Konstrukt w/ Graham Massey & David McLean:
Live at Islington Mills [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Turkish Konstrukt trio teamed up with 808 State guitarist Graham Massey and pianist David Andrew McLean (Charles Hayward's Anonymous Bash) for a live album at Islington Mill in Salford England for two sides of blistering avant-funk & cosmic space sounds.

Ambarchi, Oren: Hubris [VINYL] Ambarchi, Oren:
Hubris [VINYL]

(Editions Mego -- Austria )

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Continuing on from "Sagittarian Domain" & "Quixotism", Oren Ambarchi joins forces with Jim O'Rourke, Chris Cole, Keith Fullerton Whitmanm, Konrad Sprenger, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie, Joe Talia, Ricardo Villalobos and Arto Lindsay for this album of driving rhythm and sound.

Ambarchi, Oren: Hubris Ambarchi, Oren:
Hubris

(Editions Mego -- Austria )

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Continuing on from "Sagittarian Domain" & "Quixotism", Oren Ambarchi joins forces with Jim O'Rourke, Chris Cole, Keith Fullerton Whitmanm, Konrad Sprenger, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie, Joe Talia, Ricardo Villalobos and Arto Lindsay for this album of driving rhythm and sound.

Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth Ensemble & Ensemble Laborintus: Moments Of Fatherhood Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth Ensemble & Ensemble Laborintus:
Moments Of Fatherhood

(RogueArt -- France )

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Chicago flautist Nicole Mitchell presents a work inspired by photographs from scholar and leader of social justice, W.E.B. Dubois, about African American prosperity after the civil war, a rich and compelling set of compositions performed in an ensemble of superb Chicago improvisers.

Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards: The Worse The Better Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards:
The Worse The Better

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )

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CD edition of the first set performed by the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Steve Noble and John Edwards at Cafe OTO in January 2010 during Brotzmann's first residency at the venue, and the first time this trio had played together.

Curran, Alvin: Natural History [VINYL] Curran, Alvin:
Natural History [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The first-ever vinyl issue of Alvin Curran's 1983 cassette release, a composition of organized field recordings, a major work he describes as a series of "still lifes" from 20 years of recordings with an engrossingly diverse set of curious and concrete sounds - amazing!

Unnatural Ways: We Aliens Unnatural Ways:
We Aliens

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Moving from Oakland to Brooklyn guitarist Ava Mendoza's improvising rock trio Unnatural Ways with Tim Dahl (bass) and Sam Ospovat (drums) release their first Tzadik album of blistering psychedelic blues based instrumentals, wonderfully deformed, cutting edge rock.

Wooley, Nate: Argonautica Wooley, Nate:
Argonautica

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Trumpeter Nate Wooley's major 3-part work makes oblique reference to dodecaphony, ambient tape music, and the minimalist rock of Terry Riley, conceived as a tribute to Wooley's mentor Ron Miles, who performs alongside Devin Gray & Rudy Royston (drums), Cory Smythe & Jozef Dumoulin (piano).

XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot): Pah' XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot):
Pah'

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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The duo of Paul Abbot on drum kits, percussion & computer, and Seymour Wright on alto saxophone and feedback, in a massive edge-of-your seat live recording from London's Cafe Oto in 2015, a mix of brutal and beautiful playing with unexpected and surprising twists.

Leandre, Joelle 10: Can You Hear Me? Leandre, Joelle 10:
Can You Hear Me?

(Ayler Records -- France )

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Known mostly as a masterful improviser, this 2015 live performance of her 2009 work for a tenet crosses compositional and improvisation boundaries, reflecting on her 40 year career while bringing out new subtleties from its original release, here with a superb set of performers.

Blanc, Michel : Le Miroir des Ondes Blanc, Michel :
Le Miroir des Ondes

(Ayler -- France )

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Percussionist Michel Blanc's astounding 12-part work was composed around news events that occurred between 1972-89, in a tour-de-force of music drawing from improvised music, RIO oriented rock, and concrete sound; with Marc Ducret, Annabelle Playe, Anne Gimenez, & Antonin Rayon.

Baron, Marc : Un Salon Au Fond D'un Lac Baron, Marc :
Un Salon Au Fond D'un Lac

(Potlatch -- France )

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Beautifully paced and enigmatically interesting compositions from Marc Baron, using only analog processes in three compositions for reel to reel tape, blending field recordings, cut-up, noise, found sound, pre-recorded and degraded tapes in unusual and absorbing ways.

Rammel, Hal: The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures [BOOK + 2 CDS] Rammel, Hal:
The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures [BOOK + 2 CDS]

(Penumbra -- USA )

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A book and 2 CDs celebrating the 25th anniversary of this unusual and fascinating musical instrument designed and built by Hal Rammel, an artist's palette outfitted with a contact mic and vertically-mounted rods, played with a variety of uniquely designed bows and mallets.

Huy (Junji / Kazuhisa / Yoshida): Huy Huy (Junji / Kazuhisa / Yoshida):
Huy

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

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The Japanese trio of Hirose Junji on tenor saxophone, Innocence label founder Uchihashi Kazuhisa on guitar, and Yoshida Tatsuya on drums, initiating Magaibutsu's "Improv Session Series" with this on-fire album of controlled chaos, recorded live at Foxhole in Kichijoji.

Hinds, Killick & Henry Kaiser: Xenosynchronicity II Hinds, Killick & Henry Kaiser:
Xenosynchronicity II

(Self Released -- USA )

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Appalachian guitarist Killick Hinds reunites with West Coast guitarist Henry Kaiser for their second album of sophisticated string interactions, using vast technical skills and creative intent to present an enjoyable and diverse set of textures and styles.

Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum): Illegal Crowns Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum):
Illegal Crowns

(RogueArt -- France )

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A cooperative band of mostly NY improvisers-- Mary Halvorson on guitar, Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet & flugelhorn, and French pianist Benoit Delbecq, recording in the studio for a album of uniquely unusual and rewarding compositions from all players.

Arashi (Sakata / Berthling / Nilssen-Love): Semikujira [VINYL] Arashi (Sakata / Berthling / Nilssen-Love):
Semikujira [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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A free blowing session from the trio of Japanese saxophonist, clarinetist and vocalist Akira Sakta, double bassist Johan Berthling, and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, a furiously intense album fueled by a scorching rhythm section and Sakata's urgent playing.

Arashi (Sakata / Berthling / Nilssen-Love): Semikujira Arashi (Sakata / Berthling / Nilssen-Love):
Semikujira

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The trio of Akira Sakata on reeds & voice, Johan Berthling on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion in an intense set of free jazz denoted by the name Arashi (Storm), an apt description of the fury and irreproachable power of this trio's playing.

DNA: A Taste Of DNA [12-inch VINYL] DNA:
A Taste Of DNA [12-inch VINYL]

(Superior Viaduct -- USA )

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An essential part of the late 70's influential Downtown NY scene, the trio of Arto Lindsay (guitar and voice), Ikue Mori (drums), and Tim Wright (bass), released few albums, but this 1981 EP captures the essence of their tightly controlled manic approach to wildly improvised rock.

Dick, Robert: Our Cells Know Dick, Robert:
Our Cells Know

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Using multiphonics, percussive effects, circular breathing and other extended approaches to the contrabass flute, composer/performer/improviser Robert Dick releases a mesmerizing album of improvisations, breaking new terrain by letting the largest of flutes lead his muse.

Universal Indians w/ Joe McPhee: Skullduggery [VINYL 2 LPs] Universal Indians w/ Joe McPhee:
Skullduggery [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The free improvising trio of John Dikeman on sax, Jon Rune Strom on bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums, invites Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet and alto sax for a release of rugged free improv using unorthodox approaches and amazing dexterity in their playing.

Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper /  Loriot / Roig): Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper / Loriot / Roig):
Ljubljana

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Active since 2013, this ever-changing band was formed by multi-reedist Joachim Badenhorst, blending jazz, post-rock, noise, lo- fi, psychedelica, and ambient music into a potent brew, as heard here in this septet rendering performing live at the 2015 Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

Cortex (Johansson / Alberts / Hoyer / Nilssen): Live in New York Cortex (Johansson / Alberts / Hoyer / Nilssen):
Live in New York

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Approaching the free side of 60s postbop in the Ornette Coleman vein, the Cortex quartet of Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Kristoffer Alberts (sax), Ola Hoyer (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums) are captured for a dynamic and captivating set at IBeam in Brooklyn in 2015.

Silva / Anker / Sandell / Zetterberg / Falt: Life and Other Transient Storms Silva / Anker / Sandell / Zetterberg / Falt:
Life and Other Transient Storms

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Live recordings at the 2015 Tampere Jazz Happening from the first meeting of Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Lotte Anker on sax, Sten Sandell on piano, Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass and Jon Falt on drums, a modern supergroup of responsive and subtle collective improvisation.

Stirrup (Lonberg-Holm / Macri / Rumback): Cut Stirrup (Lonberg-Holm / Macri / Rumback):
Cut

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Chicago free improvising mainstay Fred Lonberg-Holm's Stirrup trio with Nick Macri on double bass and Charles Rumback on drums crosses genres and grooves in an album balancing lyrical and hard-grooved tunes, with Lonberg-Holm taking up guitar on a number of tracks.

Modular String Trio (Okhrimchuk / Jedrzejewski / Kacperczyk): Ants Bees and Butterflies Modular String Trio (Okhrimchuk / Jedrzejewski / Kacperczyk):
Ants Bees and Butterflies

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A most unusual trio: actually a quartet, this Polish/Ukraine group has three strings (violin, cello, contrabass) with modular synth and electronics reinforcing their sound, less EA than chamber jazz with fascinating orchestration and wonderful harmonic and melodic invention.



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Taylor, Cecil : Garden, 2nd Set

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

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mary Halvorson: Crop Circles

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

Swell's, Steve Kende Dreams (Swell/ Brown / Crothers / Parker / Taylor): Hommage A Bartok

Halvorson, Mary Octet: Away With You

McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen-Love: Candy [7 CDs]

Carter, John Trio: Echoes from Rudolph's [2 CDs]

Corsano / Courviosier / Wooley: Salt Task

McPhee / Saft / Morris / Downs: Ticonderoga

Taylor, Cecil : Garden 1st Set

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Mauch Chunk

Braxton, Anthony: Quintet (Basel) 1977

RED Trio w/ John Butcher: Summer Skyshift

Bisio, Michael (w/Kirk Knuffke, Art Bailey & Michael Wimberly): Accortet