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Quartet Recordings


 
Lopes, Luis / Jean-Luc Guionnet: Live at Culturgest Lopes, Luis / Jean-Luc Guionnet:
Live at Culturgest

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Guitarist Luis Lopes (Humanization 4tet, Lisbon-Berlin Trio) is known for his mix of jazz, blues, rock; saxophonist Guionnet (The Fish, Hubub) for a mix of free jazz and electroacoustic experimentation; together live they create a riveting and unexpected hybrid of sound.

Magic I.D., The : till my breath gives out Magic I.D., The :
till my breath gives out

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Superb 1st erstwhile 'pop' release as only an erstwhile artist could define the term: abstract lower case and perceptive songs with dual clarinets and guitar.

Mitchell, Nicole Black Earth Ensemble's: Xenogenesis Suite Mitchell, Nicole Black Earth Ensemble's:
Xenogenesis Suite

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Chicago flautist Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble in a release inspired by the work of Afrofuturist writer Octavia Butler; powerful, dissonant and intense performances.

Sleep Talk (Steinbach / Grollman): Sleep Talk [CASSETTE] Sleep Talk (Steinbach / Grollman):
Sleep Talk [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

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Stream of consciousness improvisation in voice, violin harmonics, and unidentifiable percussive sounds, all over a NY neighborhood traffic drone, from the duo of violinist Natalia Steinbach and drummer/percussionist David Grollman, reporting from a strange dream.

Big Bold Back Bone (Marco von Orelli / Sheldon Suter / Luis Lopes: In Search Of The Emerging Species Big Bold Back Bone (Marco von Orelli / Sheldon Suter / Luis Lopes:
In Search Of The Emerging Species

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Swiss musicians, trumpeter Marco Von Orelli and drummer Sheldon Suter and their Portuguese partners, guitarist Luis Lopes and electronics artist Travassos, in an album of unconventional collective improvisation using extended techniques in a large work of evolving, subtle interactions, magnifying sound and gesture in an engrossing sonic environment.

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.

Johnson, Max: In The West Johnson, Max:
In The West

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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New York bassist Max Johnson expands his piano trio of Kris Davis on piano and Mike Pride on drums with Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar, adding an eclectic Western flavor to overall on-point, anchored and driven modern jazz of a high order, balancing lyrical playing with moments of free collective playing, in a beautiful and extraordinary album.

LAMA + Joachim Badenhorst: Metamorphosis LAMA + Joachim Badenhorst:
Metamorphosis

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A superb example of contemporary collective improvisation crossing from acoustic improvisation into electroacoustic material from the quartet of Joachim Badenhorst on clarinets, Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Goncalo Almeida on double bass, keyboards & effects, and Greg Smith on drums & laptop, performing live at Jazzcase series Dommelhof, 2016.

Mind Games (Niescier / Maroney / Ilgenfritz / Drury): Ephemera Obscura Mind Games (Niescier / Maroney / Ilgenfritz / Drury):
Ephemera Obscura

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A unconventional yet lyrical album of creative jazz from the New York quartet of Angelika Niescier on alto sax, Denman Maroney on hyperpiano, James Ilgenfritz on contrabass, and Andrew Drury on percussion, Maroney's piano preparations and Drury's objects complementing complex time signatures and intricate notated materials that yield lush, beautiful music.

Platform (Xavier Charles / Katrine Schiott / Jan Martin Gismervik / Jonas Cambien): Flux Reflux Platform (Xavier Charles / Katrine Schiott / Jan Martin Gismervik / Jonas Cambien):
Flux Reflux

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 2nd recorded outing of this Oslo based improvising quartet, comprised of 3 young Norwegian players -- Katrine Shiott (cello), Jan Martin Gismervik (drums), and Jonas Cambien (piano & keys) -- with fRench clarinetist Xavier Charles, performing subtle collective improvisation using extended techniques, eclectic percussion, and piano preparations.

Revis, Eric: Sing Me Some Cry Revis, Eric:
Sing Me Some Cry

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Double Bassist Eric Revis expands his concepts in this outstanding album with fellow New Yorkers, pianist Kris Davis and drummer Chad Taylor, and Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark on tenor saxophone, with all four players providing compositions that push the limit on structure and form while opening up the players to superb soloing settings of great modern jazz.

Wooley, Nate: Knknighgh (Minimal Poetry for Aram Saroyan) Wooley, Nate:
Knknighgh (Minimal Poetry for Aram Saroyan)

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Pronounced as "knife", this new project from NY trumpeter Nate Wooley brings together Chris Pitsiokos on alto sax, Brandon Lopez on bass, and Dre Hocevar on drums in a fresh take on the concepts of free jazz, using short material composed by Wooley and based on the poetry of Aram Saroyan, used in looping and repeating structures that never sound as such.

Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn: North of Blanco Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn:
North of Blanco

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Six focused quartet improvisations with complex, independent layers of rich textures. Featuring Dutch vocalist/sound-poet Jaap Blonk and three Texas improvisors: Damon Smith (bass), Sandy Ewen (guitar & objects), Chris Cogburn (percussion).

BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer): Shuffle BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer):
Shuffle

(Driff Records -- USA )

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The Boston-based BOLT quartet of Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Eric Hofbauer (guitar), Junko Fujiwara (cello), Eric Rosenthal (drums) chose the 19 pieces on this release from 36 improvised pieces, ranging from "energy-orgies of free jazz [to] sparse electronic soundscapes".

Ceccaldi / Negro / Ceccaldi / Chennebault: La Scala Ceccaldi / Negro / Ceccaldi / Chennebault:
La Scala

(Ayler -- France )

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The French quartet of Theo Ceccaldi (violin), Roberto Negro (piano), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello), and Adrien Chennebault (drums), mixing an unlikely set of improvised and composed styles for music that is indescribably absorbing, adventurous, sophisticated, and inspired.

Evans, Charles with Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky: Subliminal Leaps Evans, Charles with Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky:
Subliminal Leaps

(More Is More -- USA )

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A composition written for collaboration between Charles Evans and David Liebman, an unusual pairing of soprano and baritone saxophones, in a quartet with pianist Ron Stabinsky and bassist Tony Marino.

Kniel, Manfred And His Reduction Quartet: Low Down Music Kniel, Manfred And His Reduction Quartet:
Low Down Music

(NEOS Music -- Germany )

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Drummer Kniel & his Reduction Quartet play "Low Down" compositions, an uncompromisingly reduced and independent musical language including the basic elements of many possible kinds of music.

Nechustan, Alon: Ritual Fire Nechustan, Alon:
Ritual Fire

(Between the lines -- Germany )

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Pianist Nechusthan leads his powerful trio of bassist Ken Filiano & drummer Bob Meyers, plus clarinet legend Harold Rubin, in a Jackson Pollack-influenced action suite, 10 pieces of free improvisation following a larger structured process.

Orfield, Sue Band: Nobody's Lookin' Orfield, Sue Band:
Nobody's Lookin'

(self-released -- USA )

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Tenor saxophonist Sue Orfield (The Tiptons) in her own quartet playing an exhilarating set of originals, plus pieces by Don Cherry, McCartney/Lennon, and Dan Tyack.

Pinkdraft (Torees / Jacinto / Travassos / Morao): Pinkdraft 2010 Pinkdraft (Torees / Jacinto / Travassos / Morao):
Pinkdraft 2010

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A polyphonic approach to noise using open improv and graphic scores from this Portugese quartet performing on sax, cello, percussion, amplified objects, circuit bending and analog electronics.

Platz / Demos / Delvo / McLellan: Differential Equations Platz / Demos / Delvo / McLellan:
Differential Equations

(Skycap Records -- Germany )

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Boston guitarist Jeff Platz brought long-time partners Kit Demos (bass) & John McLellan (drums & electronis) into the studio with Italian saxophonist Fabio Delvo to record this angular and rewarding set of swinging free improvs, including a nod to Bill Burroughs.

Polipnick, Luke Group (Luke / Linz / Wozniak / Pride): Episodes Polipnick, Luke Group (Luke / Linz / Wozniak / Pride):
Episodes

(Eunoria Records -- USA )

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Guitarist Luke Polipnick leads this quartet with double bassist Adam Linz, drummer Mike Pride and saxophonist Brandon Wozniak, new jazz with an electric edge from four adept players who start and stop with energetic and melodic aplomb.

Rodrigues / Laurain / Rodrigues / Guerreiro: Alba Rodrigues / Laurain / Rodrigues / Guerreiro:
Alba

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Alba" (Portugese for "white") presents 4 improvisations by Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Louis Laurain on trumpet, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello and Ricardo Guerreiro on computer, slowly building subliminal works of subtle dialog using extended techniques and white noise.

SKIF++ (Carey / van Heumen / Koolwijk): .next SKIF++ (Carey / van Heumen / Koolwijk):
.next

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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This laptop trio create a dense and scurrying sound world of a surprising freeform nature that avoids cliches by combining sound-generation tools for ever-shifting results.

Volcano The Bear: Egg and Two Books Volcano The Bear:
Egg and Two Books

(Vivo Records -- Poland )

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YAPP (Brian Rogers / Alban Bailly / Matt Engle / David Flaherty): Symbolic Heads [VINYL] YAPP (Brian Rogers / Alban Bailly / Matt Engle / David Flaherty):
Symbolic Heads [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A young band comprised of Bryan Rogers (sax), Alban Bailly (guitar), Matt Engle (bass) and David Flaherty (drums) in a release that explores post rock, modern jazz, minimal and improvised music.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Torres / von Buttlar: Leipzig Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Torres / von Buttlar:
Leipzig

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Named for the Leipzig, Poland location in which this live concert was recorded, the acoustic free improvising quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone, and Johannes von Buttlar on percussion, explore extended ranges and approaches to their instrument in these building and detailed dialogs.

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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"In October of 2014 Fracture Mechanics traveled to Ljubljana to play and record. The recording at Radio Student involved the transubstantiation of base liquids into nectar and thence by an alchemical process into music. Fracture Mechani...

Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders: Live in London Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders:
Live in London

(FMR -- UK )

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Kamins / Smith / Fielder / Hertenstein: After Effects Kamins / Smith / Fielder / Hertenstein:
After Effects

(FMR -- UK )

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Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet (Lencastre / Pinheiro / Faustino / Lencastre): Fragments of Always Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet (Lencastre / Pinheiro / Faustino / Lencastre):
Fragments of Always

(FMR -- UK )

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Chamber 4 (Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / dos Reis): City Of Light <i>[Used Item]</i> Chamber 4 (Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / dos Reis):
City Of Light [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A live concert at Les Soirees Tricot Festival in Paris, France in 2016, dedicated to the "City of Light", from the quartet of Luis Vicente on trumpet, Theo Ceccaldi on violin, Valentin Ceccaldi on cello and Marcelo dos Reis on acoustic guitar and prepared guitar, in music that, like the city, exhibits gorgeous simplicity through intricate sophistication.

Korekyojinn Acoustic: Kaleidoscope <i>[Used Item]</i> Korekyojinn Acoustic:
Kaleidoscope [Used Item]

(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.

Rune Your Day (Mathisen / Roligheten / Nergaard / Skalstad): Rune Your Day <i>[Used Item]</i> Rune Your Day (Mathisen / Roligheten / Nergaard / Skalstad):
Rune Your Day [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Rather than ancient Germanic alphabet letters, "Rune" Your Day is named for Norwegian composer and band-leader, double bassist Rune Nergaard [Bushman's Revenge], and his quartet with Jorgen Mathisen on alto & soprano sax & clarinet, Andre Roligheten on tenor & baritone sax, and Axel Skalstad on drums, for an album of concentrated, creative jazz.

Velkro (Simon / Meidell / Candeias): Too Lazy to Panic Velkro (Simon / Meidell / Candeias):
Too Lazy to Panic

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Hazy free jazz in an hallucinatory blend of passionate music influenced as much by experimental and rock forms as traditional improv, from the trio of Bostjan Simon on sax & electronics, Stephan Meidell on guitar, bass, percussion & electronics and Luis Candeias on drums.

 


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