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Kaiser, Henry / Steve Parker / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn : Nearly Extinct Kaiser, Henry / Steve Parker / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn :
Nearly Extinct

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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An exceptional example of collective free improvisation in the traditions of American and European styles from a quartet of Austin and West Coast players: Henry Kaiser on electric guitar; Steve Parker on trombone; Damon Smith on double bass; and Chris Cogburn on drums.

Blonk, Jaap : Polyphtong Blonk, Jaap :
Polyphtong

(Kontrans -- Netherlands )

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An amazing album of vocal utterance and layered sound from Dutch improviser and experimenter Jaap Blonk, using spatial placement and movement extended by electronic means to focus on phonetic concepts, particularly the diphtong and approximant.

Penderecki, Krzysztof / Eugeniusz Rudnik: Homo Ludens [2 CDs] Penderecki, Krzysztof / Eugeniusz Rudnik:
Homo Ludens [2 CDs]

(Bolt -- Poland )

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In the 1960s Eugeniusz Rudnik and Krzysztof Penderecki used the Polish Experminental Radio as a laboratory for their experiments in electronic and tape music, here in a 2 CD release presenting these remarkable and forward-thinking works of great technical skill and creativity.

Bailey, Derek / John Tilbury: Playing with a Dead Person [VINYL] Bailey, Derek / John Tilbury:
Playing with a Dead Person [VINYL]

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Despite their desire to record together, UK improvisers, guitarist Derek Bailey and pianist John Tilbury, never quite worked it out; so Tilbury instead took these solo Bailey recordings into the studio and improvised to them, making Bailey the dead leader of their duo.

Bowles, Paul: Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959 [4CD & BOOK + DOWNLOAD] Bowles, Paul:
Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959 [4CD & BOOK + DOWNLOAD]

(Dust-to-Digital -- USA )

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A beautiful box set presenting 4 CDs that author and musicologist Paul Bowles recorded in 1959 of Moroccan, Algerian and North African music, with a 120 page leatherette book of liner notes by Philip Schuyler, field notes by Paul Bowles, and an introduction by Lee Ranaldo.

Flaga - John Zorn: Flaga: The Book Of Angels Volume 27 Flaga - John Zorn:
Flaga: The Book Of Angels Volume 27

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The 27th volume in John Zorn's Book of Angels series, presenting his Masada compositions interpreted by superlative groups, here in a piano trio of lyrical and technical power: Craig Taborn (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Tyshawn Sorey (drums).

Slobber Pup: Pole Axe [VINYL] Slobber Pup:
Pole Axe [VINYL]

(Rarenoise Records -- USA )

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Slobber Pup, the New York trio of Joe Morris (guitar), Jamie Saft (keys), and Balazs Pandi (drums) is joined by Norwegian saxophonist Mats Gustafsson for three incendiary pieces of free improv with an electric edge and a visceral approach that is absolutely hair-raising!

Laubrock, Ingrid: Ubatuba Laubrock, Ingrid:
Ubatuba

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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An eponymous and formidable release by saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's newest quintet, featuring a handpicked group of musicians including alto saxophonist Tim Berne, trombonist Ben Gerstein, tuba player Dan Peck, and drummer Tom Rainey performing original Laubrock compositions.

Halvorson, Mary: Meltframe Halvorson, Mary:
Meltframe

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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NY guitarist Mary Halvorson's solo album, worked out after a tour opening for King Buzzo, has her performing creative interpretations of works from modern composers like Roscoe Mitchell, Ornette Coleman, Oliver Nelson, & Tomas Fujiwara, back to Duke Ellington's "Solitude".

Frey, Jurg: String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit Frey, Jurg:
String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two works from composer Frey performed by Montreal's string ensemble Quatuor Bozzini: "String Quartet No. 3", a minimal work of colors, sensations, shadows, durations; and "Unhorbare Zeit" exploring durations without sound, or empty volumes, to achieve lucidity and transparency.

Frey, Jurg: 24 Worter Frey, Jurg:
24 Worter

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Composer Jurg Frey's "Landscape with Words" presents 27 compositions, 24 of which are based on individual words in orchestration with piano and violin, understated and minimal yet sumptuously lyrical and evocative, using space and tension to illustrate each segment.

Johnson, Tom: Counting Keys Johnson, Tom:
Counting Keys

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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John McAlpine performs composer Tom Johnson's beautiful piano cycle "Counting Keys", using mathematical progressions to create the structure of its 5 movements; plus 8 parts from his "Organ and Silence for Piano"; and two other compositions using mathematical processes.

Threadgill, Henry Ensemble Double Up: Old Locks and Irregular Verbs Threadgill, Henry Ensemble Double Up:
Old Locks and Irregular Verbs

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Henry Threadgill's tribute to friend, composer-conductor Lawrence D. Butch Morris, in a detailed 4-part work with an excellent set of improvisers: Henry Threadgill, Jose Davila, Jason Moran, Christopher Hoffman, David Virelles, Roman Filiu, Curtis Macdonald, and Craig Weinrib.

Weiss, Dan Large Ensemble: Sixteen: Drummers Suite Weiss, Dan Large Ensemble:
Sixteen: Drummers Suite

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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The follow-up to drummer/composer Dan Weiss's release "Fourteen" presents a larger ensemble taking on jazz, world music, prog rock, contemporary classical music and more in compositions named for drummers, with a diverse orchestration of acoustic and unconventional instruments.

Gustafsson, Mats : Piano Mating [VINYL] Gustafsson, Mats :
Piano Mating [VINYL]

(Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records -- Great Britain )

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When Blue Tapes asked Gustafsson to compose an album using an instrument he'd never recorded with before he chose the Dubreq Pianomate, an electronic instrument from the 60s intended to be used with a piano; Gustafsson used it sans-piano, and the results are these 2 beautiful drones.

In Love With (Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / Darrifourcq): Axel Erotic In Love With (Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / Darrifourcq):
Axel Erotic

(BeCoq -- France )

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The French experimental jazz trio of Theo Ceccaldi (violin), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello) and Sylvain Darrifourcq (drums, percussuions, zither) in a playful release of quick paced, creative improvisations in an album of exciting and somewhat off-kilter music; superbe!

Borgmann, Thomas / Max Johnson / Willi Kellers: One For Cisco [VINYL] Borgmann, Thomas / Max Johnson / Willi Kellers:
One For Cisco [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Recorded live at the New York Tenor Sax Festival 2015 in Ibeam, Brooklyn, the German trio of saxophonist Thomas Borgmann, bassist Max Johnson and drummer Willi Kellers perform the two part "One for Cisco", a soulful work with an open free-bop attitude of modern creative language.

Peter, Brotzmann / Fred Hopkins / Rashied Ali: Songlines [VINYL 2 LPs] Peter, Brotzmann / Fred Hopkins / Rashied Ali:
Songlines [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Emphasizing the lyrical aspects of free jazz, the superb trio of Peter Brotzmann on alto & tenor sax and taragato, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums, recorded this album in 1991, now remastered to bring this exceptional music back to the foreground.

Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Hopkins / Rashied Ali: Songlines Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Hopkins / Rashied Ali:
Songlines

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Emphasizing the lyrical aspects of free jazz, the superb trio of Peter Brotzmann on alto & tenor sax and taragato, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums, recorded this album in 1991, now remastered to bring this exceptional music back to the foreground.

LOK 03+1 (Schlippenbach / Takase / DJ Illvibe / Lovens): Signals [VINYL] LOK 03+1 (Schlippenbach / Takase / DJ Illvibe / Lovens):
Signals [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Percussionist Paul Lovens joins the Lok 03 trio of Alexander von Schlippenbach (piano), Aki Takase (piano), and DJ Illvibe (turntables) for the follow-up to their 2005 debut, here in an extended album of playfully unexpected improv from four masterful players.

LOK 03+1 (Schlippenbach / Takase / DJ Illvibe / Lovens): Signals LOK 03+1 (Schlippenbach / Takase / DJ Illvibe / Lovens):
Signals

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Percussionist Paul Lovens joins the Lok 03 trio of Alexander von Schlippenbach (piano), Aki Takase (piano), and DJ Illvibe (turntables) for the follow-up to their 2005 debut, here in an extended album of playfully unexpected improv from four masterful players.

Fire!: She Sleeps, She Sleeps [VINYL] Fire!:
She Sleeps, She Sleeps [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The 5th album from the Swedish trio of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Johan Berthling, and drummer Andreas Werliin, drawing on influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock, and noise, here joined by guitarist Oren Ambarchi and Leo Svensson on cello.

Fire!: She Sleeps, She Sleeps Fire!:
She Sleeps, She Sleeps

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The 5th album from the Swedish trio of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Johan Berthling, and drummer Andreas Werliin, drawing on influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock, and noise, here joined by guitarist Oren Ambarchi and Leo Svensson on cello.

Jackson, Keefe / Jason Adasiewicz: Rows And Rows Jackson, Keefe / Jason Adasiewicz:
Rows And Rows

(Delmark -- USA )

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An inventive and lyrical set of duos between Chicago tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist Keefe Jackson and vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, nine concise pieces that blend free improvisation with compositions seamlessly in a really delightful duo.

Quasar (quatuor de saxophones): Du souffle Quasar (quatuor de saxophones):
Du souffle

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Montreal saxophone quartet Quasar (Jean-Marc Bouchard, Marie-Chantal Leclair, Mathieu Leclair, & Andre Leroux) in their 3rd incredible album of contemporary saxophone compositions, presenting 14 rich and varied compositions, including commissioned and premier works.

Disguises, The (Thomson / Caloia / Charuest / Hood / Tanguay): Songs 7 Dances from The Muted Note Disguises, The (Thomson / Caloia / Charuest / Hood / Tanguay):
Songs 7 Dances from The Muted Note

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Eleven songs by Montreal trombonist Scott Thomson, settings of poems by P.K. Page (1916-2010), one of Canada's distinguished literary figures, in a band with Pierre Tanguay on drums, Yves Charuest on sax, Nicolas Caloia on double bass, and Susanna Hood on vocals.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Les accords intuitifs Ensemble SuperMusique:
Les accords intuitifs

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Montreal's most creative large ensemble, led by Joane Hetu & Daniell Palardy Roger, in their 5th release presenting works composed between 1976-2015 featuring twenty musicians playing in different combinations, showing the creative breadth and skills of this amazing band.

Tenney, James: Bass Works (performed by Dario Calderone) Tenney, James:
Bass Works (performed by Dario Calderone)

(Hat[now]ART -- Switzerland )

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Fascinating works for doublebass from American composer James Tenney, 3 pieces for solo doublebass, and a large work for viola, cello, doublebass and tape delay system, performed by bassist Dario Calderone with William Lane on viola and Francesco Dillon on cello.

Erb, Christoph / Jim Baker / Frank Rosaly: ...Don't Buy Him A Parrot... Erb, Christoph / Jim Baker / Frank Rosaly:
...Don't Buy Him A Parrot...

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Saxophonist and bass clarinetist Christoph Erb travels between Europe and Chicago, here in a trio with Chicago mainstays, pianist Jim Baker and drummer Frank Rosaly, for an intense and fierce album of collective improvisation captured live at their second-only encounter on the stage of the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago in 2014.

Doran, Christy: In The Corner Of The Eye Doran, Christy:
In The Corner Of The Eye

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Irish guitarist Christy Doran in a quintet with NY Downtown stars Hank Roberts (cello) and Marty Ehrlich (reeds), UK legend Ray Anderson (trombone) and Swiss sax master Urs Leimgruber, in recordings from 1989-1991 showing incredible melodic, technical and creative skills.

Ayler, Albert Quartet with Don Cherry: European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 Ayler, Albert Quartet with Don Cherry:
European Radio Studio Recordings 1964

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Recorded during Albert Ayler's 1964 European tour with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murray on drums, perhaps Ayler's best band and most creative period, well captured at Hilversum in The Netherlands and for Danish Radio Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Fujiwara, Tomas & The Hook Up: After All Is Said Fujiwara, Tomas & The Hook Up:
After All Is Said

(482 Music -- USA )

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The Hook Up's 3rd album with Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brian Settles (tenor saxophone & flute), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), and expanded with Michael Formanek on bass, performing Fujiwara's distinctive compositions highlighting his extraordinary band.

Mitchell, Nicole / Tomeka Reid / Mike Reed: Artifacts Mitchell, Nicole / Tomeka Reid / Mike Reed:
Artifacts

(482 Music -- USA )

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Recent Chicago AACM members cellist Tomeka Reid, flutist Nicole Mitchell, and drummer Mike Reed formed this trio to perform pieces from the rich 50 year history of the AACM, each bringing favorite compositions including those from Roscoe Mitchell, Jeff Parker, Art Ensemble, &c.

AMM: AMMMusic [VINYL] AMM:
AMMMusic [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The first vinyl reissue of the classic 1966 debut album from AMM, AMMMusic with Keith Rowe's beautiful pop art cover and the terse aphorisms by the group that served as its original liner notes, an amazing achievement in non-idiomatic and forward-thinking improvisation.

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden:
Terror Of Positivity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.

Meurs! + Apolune: Meurs! + Apolune Meurs! + Apolune:
Meurs! + Apolune

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A co-production between BeCoq Records and Creative Sources, the quartet of saxophonist Mathhiew Lebrun with 3 guitarists--Leo Rathier, Paul Menard, and Thomas Coquelet--use preparations, feedbacks, glass, cymbals, microswitches, and unusual sax techniques to create unusual sonic environments that ebb and flow in introspective and disquieting ways.

Oberg / Schubert / De Joode / Sanders: Rope Oberg / Schubert / De Joode / Sanders:
Rope

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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Soprano saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert and pianist Uwe Oberg have played together since 2009; for ROPE they are joined by UK drummer Mark Sanders and Amsterdam bassist Wilbert de Joode for a diverse and astounding live set performed at Just Music Fest in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2015.

Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke Duo: Row for William O. Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke Duo:
Row for William O.

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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New York bassist Michael Bisio pays tribute to his teacher William O. Smith in this tremendous duo with cornetist Kirk Knuffke, in a beautiful mix of lyrical playing and heavy technical skills made to sound remarkably simply; a joyful and profound jazz album.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The first release from the NY/West Coast trio of Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, and Mary Halvorson on guitar, a collaborative improv of lyrical and nuanced improv, using great skill and sophistication in dialog that takes unexpected twists and turns.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chap Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chaparreiro / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos / Jose Oliveira :
Jadis La Pluie Etait Bleue

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The second volume of the project heard in the previous Creative Sources album, "Suspensao", here in a 9-piece electroacoust ensemble with viola, cello, doublebass, alto sax, trombone, piano, electric guitar, computer and percussion, suspenseful lowercase music that unfolds in mysterious, beautiful and rewarding ways.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Torres / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Naoto Yamagishi: Mizutek Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Torres / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Naoto Yamagishi:
Mizutekiteki

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An exceptional lowercase acoustic improvisation album from some of the finest of Europe's outside-technique free improv players, with frequent collaborators and label-mates Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Nuno Torres on alto sax, and Guiherme Rodrigues on cello, in quintet with Red Trio pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro and French improv drummer Naoto Yamagishi.

Turner, Roger / Satoh Masahiko / Otomo Yoshihide: Live at Hall Egg Farm Turner, Roger / Satoh Masahiko / Otomo Yoshihide:
Live at Hall Egg Farm

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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During legendary UK free improvising drummer Roger Turner's 2015 tour of Japan he met with guitarist Otomo Yoshihide and pianist Satoh Masahiko to record this monumental and astounding 66 minute improvisation at Fukaya City's Hall Egg Farm.

Turner, Roger / Otomo Yoshihide: Live at SuperDeluxe Turner, Roger / Otomo Yoshihide:
Live at SuperDeluxe

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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UK free improvising percussionist Roger Turner in a duo with Japanese creative improviser Otomo Yoshihide on guitar, performing live at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe in 2015, two sets of dynamic and demanding improvisation, from near silence to driving rhythm and noise.

Kerbaj, Mazen / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Carlos Santos / Sharif Sehnaoui : Blue Rai Kerbaj, Mazen / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Carlos Santos / Sharif Sehnaoui :
Blue Rain

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Three foreboding tracks of aggressive and open improvisation from long-time collaborators Lebanese trumpet player Mazen Kerbaj and guitarist Sharif Sehnaoui in a quintet with Creative Sources labelmates Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Carlos Santos on electronics; a confrontational, at times frightening world of sound; gripping.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Les Autres: Alternative Oblique [4 CD Box Set] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Les Autres:
Alternative Oblique [4 CD Box Set]

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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A 4 CD anthology released on Jean-Marc Foussat's 60th birthday, presenting an amazing diversity of material from 40 years of recording, including early experiments, the development of his unique language, improv with Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Matthias Mahler, Joe McPhee, Paul Lovens, &c.

Vandermark, Ken : Site Specific [2 CDs + BOOK] Vandermark, Ken :
Site Specific [2 CDs + BOOK]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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2 CDs and a book of photos documenting solo work from Chicago improviser Ken Vandermark performing on clarinet, tenor, and baritone sax in 4 sites--a house, a cavern, a train trestle, & a skate park--dedicating the performances to important musicians, and to Buster Keaton, and Jay Adams.

Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark: All Directions Home Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark:
All Directions Home

(Audiographic Records / Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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Live recordings from Milwaukee's Sugar Maple in 2015 of the dynamic and amazing duo of NY trumpeter Nate Wooley and Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark, a tour-de-force of technical and melodic playing showcasing both players and their nearly telepathic high-speed improv exchange.

Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson): The Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson):
The Midwest School [VINYL]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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With a quartet of reeds (Nick Mazzarella, Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams), Jeb Bishop on trombone, Josh Berman on cornet, plus Jen Paulson on viola, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Nick Macri on bass and Tim Daisy on drums, this Chicago band burns with amazing free playing!

Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson) : Wh Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson) :
What Thomas Bernard Saw

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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A brilliant ensemble of primarily Chicago players led by multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and with a cast including Jason Adasiewicz, Jeb Bishop, Mars Williams, Josh Berman, &c. &c., captured in two fiery live sets at Constellation, Chicago and Sugar Maple, Milwaukee in 2014.

Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love: The Lions Have Eaten One of the Guards Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love:
The Lions Have Eaten One of the Guards

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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The continuing adventures of European drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark, this album was recorded live in Antwerp Belgium in 2013, showing the powerful technical skills of both players and their euphorically great approach to free improv.

Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson): An Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson):
An International Report [VINYL]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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The first release from Ken Vandermark's Audiographic label, and his new band Audio One, a 10-piece ensemble inclduing Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Josh Berman (cornet), Tim Daisy (drums), Nick Mazzarella, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis & Ken Vandermark on reeds.

Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson): The Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson):
The Midwest School

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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With a quartet of reeds (Nick Mazzarella, Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams), Jeb Bishop on trombone, Josh Berman on cornet, plus Jen Paulson on viola, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Nick Macri on bass and Tim Daisy on drums, this Chicago band burns with amazing free playing!

Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson): An Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson):
An International Report

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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The first release from Ken Vandermark's Audiographic label, and his new band Audio One, a 10-piece ensemble inclduing Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Josh Berman (cornet), Tim Daisy (drums), Nick Mazzarella, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis & Ken Vandermark on reeds.

IKB : Dracaena Draco [2 CDs] IKB :
Dracaena Draco [2 CDs]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two CDs representing two extended improvisations of the IKB Ensemble with slightly different personnel, with each ensemble slowly unfolding an amazingly textured work of acoustics and electronics with strong intent and incredible technique, balanced by close listening and attention to detail; an excellent 21st century improvisation orchestra captured live.

Parkins / Wooley / Westera / Vuletic: Fugitive Beautee Parkins / Wooley / Westera / Vuletic:
Fugitive Beautee

(Ignoring Gravity Music -- Germany )

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Bojan Vuletic composed these works based on lines from Baudelaire's "Les fleurs du mal", a remarkable set of songs sung by Vera Westera over the excellent musicianship of Zeena Parkins on harp, Nate Wooley on trumpet, and Bojan Vuletic handling the odd instrument.

Eisenstadt, Harris : Old Growth Forest Eisenstadt, Harris :
Old Growth Forest

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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New York drummer Harris Eisenstadt revives his trio with trombonist Jeb Bishop and bassist Jason Roebke, adding tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, recording in the studio after two concerts at John Zorn's venue The Stone in 2015, heard in here in momentous and heartfelt jazz.

Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston: Everybody's Somebody's Nobody Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston:
Everybody's Somebody's Nobody

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Bay Area trumpeter Darren Johnston meets improvising guitar legend Fred Frith for an incredibly well-paced series of duos, remarkable improv that uses space, skill, extended techniques and unexpected approaches to both instruments in vivid and beautiful discourse.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Confirmation Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Confirmation

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The first vinyl solo album from one of the world's most active percussionists, Tatsuya Nakatani, recording live at Nakatani-kobo in Easton Pennsylvania in 2015, in an incredible display of unexpected sonic territory from drums, bows, bells, bowls and cymbals.



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