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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 )

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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. )

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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.

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.

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.

Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff): Couscouss de la Mauresque [VINYL] Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff):
Couscouss de la Mauresque [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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The early 70s trio of tenor saxophonist Peter Brotzmann with Fred Van Hove on piano, Han Bennink on drums is joined by trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff for a live recording at Free Music Market, in Berlin for two extended and fiery improvisations of incredible skill and drive.

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

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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In 1971 the quartet of Peter Brotzmann on tenor sax, Fred Van Hove on piano, Han Bennink on drums, and Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone took the stage at The Free Music Market in Berlin to perform this aggressive and informed album of prime European Free Improvisation.

Guthrie, Will: People Pleaser [VINYL] Guthrie, Will:
People Pleaser [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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Percussionist Will Guthrie recorded the individual parts of these compositions in a variety of locations, constructing them into a remarkable set of electroacoustic compositions that blend drums, percussion, field recordings, and electronics in unexpected ways.

Pisaro, Michael  (w/ Didier Aschour / Stephane Garin): Resting in a Fold of the Fog Pisaro, Michael (w/ Didier Aschour / Stephane Garin):
Resting in a Fold of the Fog

(Potlatch -- France )

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Two rich sound works: "Grounded Cloud" which gathers fragments of noise and tone into a continuous fabric; and "Hearing Metal (4)", an investigation into metallic resonance, performed by Pisaro with Dedalus members Stephane Garin (percussion) and Didier Aschour (guitar).

Bailey, Derek / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis / Evan Parker : 28 Rue Dunois Juillet 1982 Bailey, Derek / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis / Evan Parker :
28 Rue Dunois Juillet 1982

(Fou Records -- France )

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A superb encounter from France in 1982 between four masters in a fertile and creative period: Derek Bailey (guitar), Joelle Leandre (double bass), George Lewis (trombone), and Evan Parker (saxophone), each bringing incredible experience to their enduring collective music.

Foussat, Jean-Marc : L'oiseau Foussat, Jean-Marc :
L'oiseau

(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.

Gama, Joana / Luis Fernandes / Ricardo Jacinto: Harmonies Gama, Joana / Luis Fernandes / Ricardo Jacinto:
Harmonies

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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The duo of Joana Gama on piano and Luis Fernandes on electronics is expanded with Ricardo Jacinto on cello to create rich, mysterious works inspired by Erik Satie's score for the ballet "Relache", graced with the image of the double cross he used when he founded his 1-member church in 1892.

CP Unit (Pitsiokos / Seabrook / Dahl / Walter): Before the Heat Death CP Unit (Pitsiokos / Seabrook / Dahl / Walter):
Before the Heat Death

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Chris Pitsiokos' Unit with electric guitarist Brandon Seabrook, electric bassist Tim Dahl, and drummer Weasel Walter turn in a fiery and demanding album of compelling free jazz, using traditional jazz structures but turning them on their head in joyfully unconventional ways.

Levin, Daniel  Quartet (Levin / Maneri / Moran / Zetterberg): Live at Firehouse 12 Levin, Daniel Quartet (Levin / Maneri / Moran / Zetterberg):
Live at Firehouse 12

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Cellist Daniel Levin's sophisticated jazz quartet with Mat Maneri (viola), Matt Moran (vibes), and Torbjorn Zetterberg (double bass) are captured live at Connecticut's Firehouse 12 for a superb album of modern improv with great skill, depth and style.

Angles 9 (Zethson / Stahl / Broo / Kajfes / Aleklint / Hegdal / Berthling / Werlin / Kuchen): Disapp Angles 9 (Zethson / Stahl / Broo / Kajfes / Aleklint / Hegdal / Berthling / Werlin / Kuchen):
Disappeared Behind the Sun

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Martin Kuchen's amazing 9-piece Angles ensemble returns for an album titled for the grief of those who disappear due to war, crime and oppression, music that celebrates the tense balance in the challenge to confront and lead away from darkness and tyranny.

Mezzacappa, Lisa (Bennett / Finkbeiner / Winant / Mezzacappa / Perkis / Glenn): avantNOIR Mezzacappa, Lisa (Bennett / Finkbeiner / Winant / Mezzacappa / Perkis / Glenn):
avantNOIR

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Influenced by noir crime novels from the 20s set in the Bay Area, bassist Mezacappa wrote these sophisticated and lyrical compositions for selected scenes or characters, performed by the superb sextet of William Winant, Tim Perkis, Aaron Benett, John Finkbeiner, & Jordan Glenn.

Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn: Ljubljana [VINYL] Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn:
Ljubljana [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Celebrating the 400th release of Clean Feed Records, Swedish free jazz phenomenon, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson meets with NY jazz pianist Craig Taborn for an unlikely yet highly satisfying encounter that pushes each improviser into unfamiliar, edge-of-their seats, territory.

Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough): Sunshine! Quartet Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough):
Sunshine! Quartet

(Discus -- UK )

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A small group setting where each performer brings a composition to the session, with Discus family members Martin Archer on saxophones, Corey Mwamba on vibraphone, Seth Bennet on double bass, and Peter Fariclough on drums, for jazz that balances melodic and formidable free improvisation.

Tippett, Keith Octet: The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon Tippett, Keith Octet:
The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon

(Discus -- UK )

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Superlative large group jazz from UK pianist/composer Keith Tippett, presenting a series of lyrical and accessible compositions inspired by themes from Irish folk music, in a new Octet with alumni of the Royal Academy of Music's jazz programme and long-time Tippett collaborators.

Archer, Martin : Story Tellers Archer, Martin :
Story Tellers

(Discus -- UK )

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Martin Archer introduces a new sextet based on Chicago's AACM approach to free improvisation, in a 2-CD set of 6 large works divided into 5 or 6 chapters each, presenting character themes, rhythm ideas, composed duets, and improvised instructions; superb!

Banabila, Michel: Sound Years [VINYL] Banabila, Michel:
Sound Years [VINYL]

(Tapu Record -- Netherlands )

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A captivating compilation from electronic composer Michel Banabila recorded between 2005-2016, a combination of studio, live and theatre recordings remixed into two continuous tracks of sound, with collaborations including Oene Van Geel and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek).

Akiyama, Tetuzi / Jason Kahn / Toshimaru Nakamura: IHJ / Ftarri Akiyama, Tetuzi / Jason Kahn / Toshimaru Nakamura:
IHJ / Ftarri

(Winds Measure -- USA )

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Two live recordings of electroacoustic improv from the Japanese tour of guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, Jason Kahn on synthesizer, and Toshimaru Nakamura on electronics, spacious yet detailed interaction that draws the listener into remarkable sound worlds.

Suzuki, Akio / Lawrence English: Boombana Echoes Fan  [CD + PRINTS] Suzuki, Akio / Lawrence English:
Boombana Echoes Fan [CD + PRINTS]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

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Experimental sound performer Lawrence English on drums, electronics and field recordings joins forces with Akio Suzuki on the amazing analapos instrument (see video) for three tracks of unusual and alien sound, punctuated with strange references and percussive devices.

Ballister (Renpis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love): Slag Ballister (Renpis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love):
Slag

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The trans-Atlantic Ballister trio of Dave Rempis (saxes), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello & electronics) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums & percussion) release their 6th album, a live concert at Cafe Oto in London in 2015, a hard-hitting, euphoric release of free-improvising power.

Parker, Evan / John Russel / Ian Brighton / Phillip Wachsmann / Marcio Mattos / Trevor Taylor: Reuni Parker, Evan / John Russel / Ian Brighton / Phillip Wachsmann / Marcio Mattos / Trevor Taylor:
Reunion: Live From Cafe Oto

(FMR -- UK )

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London's Cafe Oto organized a reunion of String Thing, guitarist Ian Brighton's project with violinist Phillip Wachsmann, bassist Marcio Mattos, & Trevor Taylor on percussion and electronics, adding guitarist John Russell and saxophonist Evan Parker, here capturing an impressive night of improv, and Brighton's first public appearance in nearly 40 years.

Fielder, Alvin / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith : The Shape Finds Its Own Space Fielder, Alvin / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith :
The Shape Finds Its Own Space

(FMR -- UK )

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West Coast double bassist and mid-west drummer Alvin Fielder meet Norways saxophonist Frode Gjerstad at the 2016 No Idea Festival in Austin, TX, opening the festival with this remarkable display of free improvisation, a seething and burning set from these veteran players.

Dunmall, Paul Quintet: The Dreamtime Suite Dunmall, Paul Quintet:
The Dreamtime Suite

(FMR -- UK )

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Saxophonist Paul Dunmall's quintet with Hamid Drake, Dave Kane, Steve Tromans, and Percy Pusgove, bridge traditional with chamber jazz and world music, including a work for bagpipes and frame drum, in a monumental suite of improvisational possibilities.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: Freedom Is Space For The Spirit Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin:
Freedom Is Space For The Spirit

(FMR -- USA )

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During their 2014 tour, Canadian saxophonist Francois Carrier and long-time partner, percussionist Michel Lambert, went into the Experimental Sound Gallery [ESG 21] in St. Petersburg, Russia with pianist Alexey Lapin to record these superb free improvisations.

Saint Francis Duo: Los Bordes De Las Respuestas [VINYL] Saint Francis Duo:
Los Bordes De Las Respuestas [VINYL]

(Dropa Disc -- Belgium )

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The Saint Francis Duo of Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))), KTL) and Steve Noble (Rip, Rig and Panic, Brotzmann, Parker, Edwards ...) present a tour-de-force of darkly improvised drone and doom in a studio album of violently dark guitar work and ferocious drumming.

Nabatov, Simon: Monk 'N' More Nabatov, Simon:
Monk 'N' More

(Leo -- UK )

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Pianist Simon Nabatov plays the music of Thelonious Monk in a live concert from 1995, alternating those recordings with a 2013 concert of solo electroacoustic work, an unusual approach that focuses the melodic aspects of Monk while highlighting his eccentricity and intrepidity.

Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver: The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 6 Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver:
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 6

(Leo -- UK )

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The 6th and final volume of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's ambitious series exploring modern free improvisation in a variety of trio setting with differing players and configurations, here with Joe Morris on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums in an extended and masterful 2-part recording that runs the gamut of lyrical and burning free jazz.

Tin (Dominic Lash / Axel Dorner / Roger Turner): Uncanny Valley Tin (Dominic Lash / Axel Dorner / Roger Turner):
Uncanny Valley

(Confront -- UK )

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A new trio at the time, TIN is trumpeter Axel Dorner, bassist Dominic Lash, and drummer/percussionist Roger Turner, captured live in three locations during their 2015 UK tour, presenting masterful avant improvisations of sound-oriented work using an immense technical vocabulary to creative inventive and captivating dialog.

Rowe, Keith : The Room Extended [4 CDs] Rowe, Keith :
The Room Extended [4 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )

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A massive and rewarding work of organized sound extending ea-improviser, AMM guitarist Keith Rowe's work "The Room" into a massive 4 CD set of compositions, layering work familiar from his recent improvisations with classical compositions, field recordings, &c. &c.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Jeux De Pistes Ensemble SuperMusique:
Jeux De Pistes

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Ensemble SuperMusique devotes itself to Montreal's "Musique Actuelle" and free improv community in assemblages of some of their finest players, here in a live concert in 2016 at Amphitheater du Gesu in Montreal with a stunning set of performers presenting the work of 4 composer.

Architek Percussion: Metatron Architek Percussion:
Metatron

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The Architek Percussion ensemble is a Montreal quartet performing works by Canadian composers, using percussion, drums, sampling, electronics and synth in wonderfully odd ways, here with two guest performers presenting works composed and mixed by Elliot Britton.

Oliveros, Pauline / Connie Crothers: Live At The Stone Oliveros, Pauline / Connie Crothers:
Live At The Stone

(Important Records -- USA )

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Two superb improvisers who both sadly passed away in 2016, performing together in 2014 at John Zorn's The Stone in NYC, originally released as a memorial for Crothers by Oliveros, and now as a testament to the incredible talents and improvisational dialog of both musicians.

Block, Olivia : Dissolution [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Block, Olivia :
Dissolution [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Glistening Examples -- USA )

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Sound explorer Olivia Block reflects upon human "webs of significance" and the way electronic communication and recording technologies both improve and complicate those webs, in a remarkably detailed set of layered recordings contrasting clear and fragmented sound.

Feldman, Morton : Patterns In A Chromatic Field [2 CDs] Feldman, Morton :
Patterns In A Chromatic Field [2 CDs]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Feldman's idiosyncratic large composition is also one of his more active, influenced by John Cage, and using a score that defines organizational procedures in chordal and chromatic patterns, as realized in this '93 recording by Rohan de Saram (cello) and Marianne Schroeder (piano).

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Film In Music: Tell Tale Film In Music:
Tell Tale

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

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Vancouver based cellist Peggy Lee leads the Film in Music project with a cast of superb improvisers including Dylan van der Schyff (drums), Torsten Muller (bass), Jesse Zubot (violin), &c, writing compositional drama for the 8 band members as as a basis for adventurous improv.

Fond of Tigers: Uninhabit Fond of Tigers:
Uninhabit

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

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The 4th album in 14 years from this instrumental Vancouver 7-piece avant rock band exploring both heavy and beautiful sonic environments; the band shares members with The Tony Wilson 6Tet, Dark Blue World, Aeroplane Trio, with Drip Audio leader Jesse Zubot on violin.

Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester: Creative Construction Set Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester:
Creative Construction Set

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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An amazing album of advanced techniques and sonic possibilities from the Berlin based Splitter Orchester, bringing together 25 superlative players from the "Echtzeitmusik" electroacoustic improvisation, here performing George Lewis's composition "Creative Construction Set".

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp: Tangle Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp:
Tangle

(Fataka -- UK )

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After "Exta", where saxophonist John Butcher and electronics artist Thomas Lehn met with pianist John Tilbury, the duo now meet with New York pianist Matthew Shipp for a distinct improvisational entanglement of Butcher's dense streams, Lehn's rich sound floor, and Shipp's thick repetitions.

Parker, Evan / Daunik Lazro / Joe McPhee: Seven Pieces. Live At Willisau 1995 Parker, Evan / Daunik Lazro / Joe McPhee:
Seven Pieces. Live At Willisau 1995

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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1995 recordings of the superb saxophone trio of Evan Paker on tenor & soprano, Daunik Lazro on alto & baritone, and Joe McPhee on alto & soprano, plus alto clarinet and pocket trumpet, a group that went undocumented until this live concert tape at Willisau was discovered.

Motif (Lonning / Nymo / Thieke / Wilk / Johansen / Vagan): My Head is Listening Motif (Lonning / Nymo / Thieke / Wilk / Johansen / Vagan):
My Head is Listening

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Since 1999 the Norwegian Motif band has surprised listeners with their energetic, intelligent approach to experimental jazz, bridging free, structured, and collective approaches to improvised music, here as a sextet of trumpet/sax/clarinet/piano/bass/drums.



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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]

Corsano / Courviosier / Wooley: Salt Task

McPhee / Saft / Morris / Downs: Ticonderoga

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

Taylor, Cecil : Garden 1st Set

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Mauch Chunk

Braxton, Anthony: Quintet (Basel) 1977

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

Malaby, Tony Paloma Recio: Incantations