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Quintet Recordings


 
Worldservice Project: For King & Country Worldservice Project:
For King & Country

(Rarenoise Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.46    

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Dave Morecroft, keyboardist and composer for the edgy London-based avant-funk-jazz quintet WorldService Project, in an album that bridges rock and jazz with a hard edge and technically adept playing, taking twists and turns on both complex and sound oriented pieces.

Harth, Alfred 23 / Wolfgang Seidel: Five Eyes Harth, Alfred 23 / Wolfgang Seidel:
Five Eyes

(Moloko Records -- Korea & Germany )

Price: $12.71    

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A fascinating psychedelic stew of improv and audio construction dovetailing tremendous playing with unexpected concrete and electronic interventions from the duo of Alfred 23 Harth on reeds, trombone, keys, and misc., and Wolfgang Seidel on drums, percussion and misc.

Capece, Lucio : Awareness About Capece, Lucio :
Awareness About

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $14.95    

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Four recent pieces by Berlin-based instrumentalist, composer and improviser, Lucio Capece, all focusing on the process of listening, one performed by Konzert Minimal, the other solo performances including a work for hanging speakers and helium balloons.

Rara Avis (Ken Vandermark / Stefano Ferrian / Simone Quatrana / Luca Pissavini / Sec): Rara Avis Rara Avis (Ken Vandermark / Stefano Ferrian / Simone Quatrana / Luca Pissavini / Sec):
Rara Avis

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $13.56    

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Chicago multi-reedist Ken Vandermark in a quintet with Italian musicians Stefano Ferrian (tenor saxophone), Simone Quatrana (piano), Luca Pissavini (double bass), and SEC_ (Revox tape recorder, instant sound treatment) in an uninhibited live concert in 2013 at Dragon Club in Poland.

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

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $10.00    

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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.

Braxton, Anthony : Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs] Braxton, Anthony :
Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs]

(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $79.95    

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Composer and jazz master Anthony Braxton performing on piano in a septet with saxophonists Jackson Moore and Andre Vida, bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Mike Szekely, exploring the compositions of Lennie Tristano plus peers Billy Bauer, Connie Crothers, Warne Marsh, Sal Mosca, &c.

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

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $10.00    

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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.

Lyons, Jimmy : Push Pull [2CDs] Lyons, Jimmy :
Push Pull [2CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

Price: $17.95    

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Originally issued on the Hat Hut label as a 3-LP set, this 1978 recording of Cecil Taylor compatriot, saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, performing live at Collective for Living Cinema in New York in a unique band with Karen Borca (bassoon), Munner Bernard Fennel (cello) and Roger Blank (drums).

Elisha, Ehran / Kindred Spirit: Kindred Spirts: Quintets [2 CDs] Elisha, Ehran / Kindred Spirit:
Kindred Spirts: Quintets [2 CDs]

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Composer-Improviser-Percussionist Ehran Elisha presents two quintets interpreting two of his extended compositions: "Kindred Soul" and "Spirit Suite", with collaborators including Roy Campbell, Sam Bardfeld, Dave Phillips, Yoni Kretzmer, Michael Attias, Sean Conly, &c.

Kretzmer, Yoni (Steve Swell / Thomas Heberer / Max Johnson / Chad Taylor): FIVE Kretzmer, Yoni (Steve Swell / Thomas Heberer / Max Johnson / Chad Taylor):
FIVE

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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An excellent example of collective free improv from a quintet led by NY tenor saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer with collaborators Steve Swell (trombone), Thomas Heberer (cornet), Max Johnson (double bass) and Chad Taylor (drums), capturing the horn sound of the late 60's Blue Note era.

Fail Better! (Reis / Vicente / Guimaraes / Pereira / Filipe): OWT [VINYL] Fail Better! (Reis / Vicente / Guimaraes / Pereira / Filipe):
OWT [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $22.00    

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Mesmerizing electric free improvisation from the Portugese quintet of Marcelo Dos Reis on guitar, Luis Vicente on trumpet, Joao Guimaraes on sax, Jose Miguel Pereira on double bass, and Joao Pais Filipe on drums, recording live at Salao Brazil in Coimbra, Portugal in 2014.

Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano: Purple Patio  [VINYL] Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano:
Purple Patio [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $23.95    

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A very open album of improvisation, using an intensely responsive section of three drums and one bass, with Wooley in amazing form playing above the fray, from introspective reserve to seething runs, supported by a wicked undercurrent of astounding, criss-crossing rhythm.

Williams, Arthur (w/ Peter Kuhn / Toshinori Kondo / William Parker / Denis Charles): Forgiveness Sui Williams, Arthur (w/ Peter Kuhn / Toshinori Kondo / William Parker / Denis Charles):
Forgiveness Suite [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $23.95    

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Never before released radio recordings at WKCR in 1979 of NY trumpeter Arthur Williams, a member of the loft scene, in a quintet with Toshinori Kondo on trumpet, Peter Kuhn on sax, Denis Charles on drums and William Parker on bass, a great example of probing free jazz from that period.

BZ BZ UEU: Tapes & Vinyls BZ BZ UEU:
Tapes & Vinyls

(Music a la Coque -- Italy )

Price: $11.95    

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Reissue of Italian improvising rock band of Jacopo Andreini (sax), Pino Montecalvo (bass), Carlo Lupori (drums), Efisio Biancofiore (guitar), Edi Leo (trumpet), active from 1993 to 2005, in their first demo tape recorded live in studio in 1994 plus two 7" split with NO and God Is My Co-Pilot.

Kuhn, Peter (w/ Toshinori Kondo / Arthur Williams / William Parker / Denis Charles): No Coming, No G Kuhn, Peter (w/ Toshinori Kondo / Arthur Williams / William Parker / Denis Charles):
No Coming, No Going. The Music of Peter Kuhn, 1978-1979 [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $20.95    

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Two recordings from multi-reedist Peter Kuhn from 1978-79; a reissue of an LP of a '78 radio broadcast with Toshinori Kondo (trumpet), Arthur Williams (trumpet), William Parker (bass), and Denis Charles (drums); and a live concert with Denis Charles in Massachusetts in '79.

Reed, Mike People, Places & Things: Stories And Negotiations: People Reed, Mike People, Places & Things:
Stories And Negotiations: People

(482 Music -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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Part of The Jazz Institute's "Made in Chicago" series, Reed's band extended to 8 pieces with 6 horn players including original 50's Chicago players, performing these 8 pieces live in 2008 at The Millenium Park.

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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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.

Akiyama, Tetuzi / Tim Barnes / Masafumi Ezaki: Futuro Akiyama, Tetuzi / Tim Barnes / Masafumi Ezaki:
Futuro

(Quakebasket -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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A surprisingly lyrical yet sparse session from the NY trio of Tetuzi Akiyama on guitar, Tim Barnes on percussion, and Masafumi Ezaki on trumpet, using their instruments in unusual and extended ways.

Amalgamated / Odd Person : Anthropodermic Ixii [CASSETTE] Amalgamated / Odd Person :
Anthropodermic Ixii [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, all hand-painted & numbered; this release presents the collaborative long-form improvisation noise project Amalgamated backed with Odd Person, the ongoing project of Bicephalic label leader August Traeger.

Steve Swell Quintet (Swell / Moondoc / Burrell / W. Parker / Cleaver): Soul Travelers [VINYL + DOWNL Steve Swell Quintet (Swell / Moondoc / Burrell / W. Parker / Cleaver):
Soul Travelers [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $20.95    

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A great set of Downtown NY players led by trombonist Steve Swell, with Jemeel Moondoc on alto sax, Dave Burrell on piano, William Parker on double bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, a heartfelt and masterfully soulful album of excellent modern jazz in a limited LP.

Valladoid, Paolo / Gary Rouzer: Directions for Viola and Cello Valladoid, Paolo / Gary Rouzer:
Directions for Viola and Cello

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $11.86    

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Part of a trio of releases including "Reasons for Viola and Cello" and "Viola Cello Room", this album finds violist Paolo Valladoid and cellist Gary Rouzer in a large tunnel in Alexandria, Virginia, their music mixed with joggers, birds, traffic, flowing water, insects, &c. &c.

World Heritage, The (Yamamoto Seiichi / Katsui Yuji / Kido Natsuki / Nasuno Mitsuru / Yoshida Tatsuy World Heritage, The (Yamamoto Seiichi / Katsui Yuji / Kido Natsuki / Nasuno Mitsuru / Yoshida Tatsuya):
The Land of Light

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

Price: $12.71    

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The Japanese improvising rock quintet The World Heritage--Yamamoto Seiichi, Katsui Yuji, Kido Natsuki, Nasuno Mitsuru, and Yoshida Tatsuya--with two guitars, violin, bass and drums, in a live recording of dynamic collective improvisation at Akihabara Goodman in 2013.

Braxton, Anthony: Live At The Rainbow Gallery '79 Braxton, Anthony:
Live At The Rainbow Gallery '79

(Hi Hat -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.95    

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A great set of free bop oriented improvisations from Anthony Braxton in a great quintet with Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, George Lewis on trombone, Dave Holland on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums, recorded at Rainbow Gallery, in Minneapolis, Minnesota for broadcast.

Ajemian & the HighLife, Jason: Riding the Light into the Bird's Eye Ajemian & the HighLife, Jason:
Riding the Light into the Bird's Eye

(Sundmagi Records -- USA )

Price: $7.96    

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Jason Ajemian creates a loosely structured approach to improvisation for his talented band in this new album which, besides the first track, was recorded in one take with no overdubs.

Buffalo Suicide Prevention Unit: Alive Buffalo Suicide Prevention Unit:
Alive

(Ruby Red Editora -- Portugal )

Price: $14.00    

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Buffalo based free improv unit with Steve Baczkowski and Mike Allard on sax, Michael Hermanson on trombone, Leif Ingvar Nicklas on bass, Ravi Pdmanabha on drums & percussion.

Eisenstadt, Harris: September, Canada Day IV Eisenstadt, Harris:
September, Canada Day IV

(Songlines -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Drummer Harris Eisenstadt continues his excellent NY quintet with Nate Wooley, Matt Bauder, Chris Dingman, and new bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, through 7 original compositions of lyrical modern jazz that leaves room for open-ended and extraordinary soloing.

Fonda/Stevens Group Trio + 2, The: Live in Katowice Fonda/Stevens Group Trio + 2, The:
Live in Katowice

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $15.00    

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Bassist Joe Fonda and pianist Michael Jefry Steven took their group to Poland in 2009, inviting saxophonists Ireneusz Wojtczak and Maciej Obara to perform these original pieces live at the Jazz Club Hipnoza.

New Ghost: Live Upstairs at Nick's New Ghost:
Live Upstairs at Nick's

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Persons, The : Sweet Ears Persons, The :
Sweet Ears

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )

Price: $14.42    

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Michael Moore's Persons worked on the idea of harmonically interlocking electric guitar riffs and grooves; this is a recording of the last incarnation of the group from 1996.

Quintet for a Day (Ellis / Ochs / Robinson / Doublas / Smith): What We Live Quintet for a Day (Ellis / Ochs / Robinson / Doublas / Smith):
What We Live

(New World Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Simmons, Sonny: Staying on the Watch Simmons, Sonny:
Staying on the Watch

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

Price: $10.36    

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Sonny Simmon's ESP debut from 1966 in a quintet with trumpeter/wife Barbara Donald, bassist Teddy Smith, John Hicks in his NY debut, and drummer Marvin Pattillo.

Tyler, Charles: Charles Tyler Ensemble Tyler, Charles:
Charles Tyler Ensemble

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

Price: $10.00    

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Charles Tyler's Ensemble with Henry Grimes, Ronald Jackson, Charles Moffett and Joel Friedman in 4 extended original compositions, incredible and historic free sessions.

Van de Graaf, Bo: Ticket:  A Musical Impression of the N.Y.C. Subway Van de Graaf, Bo:
Ticket: A Musical Impression of the N.Y.C. Subway

(IC Disc -- The Netherlands )

Price: $23.95    

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Vandermark 5: A Discontinuous Line Vandermark 5:
A Discontinuous Line

(Atavistic -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Vigroux, Franck: Triste Lilas Vigroux, Franck:
Triste Lilas

(D'Autres Cordes -- France )

Price: $12.88    

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Dark free improv embracing electro-acoustic principles and dark narrative content, a sort of improvised musique-concréte using a wide sonic palette.

VogelKwartet (Blonk, Jaap): Come to Catch Your Voice VogelKwartet (Blonk, Jaap):
Come to Catch Your Voice

(Lop Lop -- The Netherlands )

Price: $15.35    

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Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang): What's Wrong? Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang):
What's Wrong?

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Following jazz traditions blending lyrical and free approaches with unexpected twists and turns from the Norwegian quintet of Andree Roligheten on sax, Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Oscar Gronberg on piano, Jon Rune Strom on double bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums.

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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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 )

Price: $14.95    

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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.

Wright, Jack: Rattle OK & Rattle Still OK Wright, Jack:
Rattle OK & Rattle Still OK

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

Price: $17.95    

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Combining two albums from free improvising saxophonist Jack Wright's 1999-2000 tour across North America, presenting music in various configurations with Bob Marsh, Tom Djll, Bhob Rainey, John Shiurba, Matthew Sperry, Ben Wright, Greg Kelley, Bob Wagner, Joe Giardullo, &c. &c.

Spoon 3: Seductive Sabotage Spoon 3:
Seductive Sabotage

(Evil Rabbit -- The Netherlands )

Price: $13.50    

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Free improvisation and song come together in the Amsterdam based trio of Jodi Gilbert, Albert van Veenendaal and Meinrad Kneer, using acoustic, electronic and little instruments.

Normand, Eric: Mattempa Normand, Eric:
Mattempa

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Based on Canadian physician & author Jacques Ferron's book "Gaspe Mattempa", bassist Eric Normad leads a quintet into a mythological audio world with Raphael Arsenault (violin), Philippe Lauzier (bass clarinet), Alexandre Robichaud (trumpet) & Antoine Letourneau-Berger (percussion).

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

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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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.

Normand 5, Eric: Sur Un Fil <i>[Used Item]</i> Normand 5, Eric:
Sur Un Fil [Used Item]

(Setola Di Maiale -- Canada )

Price: $8.95    

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Bassist Eric Normand's compositions showcase the incredibly talented quintet of James Darling (cello), Antoine Letourneau-Berger (vibes), Michel F. Cote (drums/feedback) and Jean Derome (flute, sax, birdcall).

Feel No Other: Feel No Other <i>[Used Item]</i> Feel No Other:
Feel No Other [Used Item]

(Silber -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

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Electric Bird Noise artist Brian Lea McKenzie extends his concepts in a new duo with vocalist Claudia Gregory (Exhaust the Fox, Claudia Versus the Queen of Hearts), with a new band name and a compelling set of epic electro-rock songs.

Murcia, Sarah: Never Mind The Future <i>[Used Item]</i> Murcia, Sarah:
Never Mind The Future [Used Item]

(Ayler -- France )

Price: $8.95    

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Revisiting Sex Pistols' "Never Mind the Bollocks" in a band with Benoit Delbecq on piano, Gilles Coronado on guitar, Olivier Py on sax, Franck Vaillant on drums, and Sarah Murcia on bass, splitting the vocals with Mark Tompkins in a unique take on a punk classic.

Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen): 63-66 <i>[Used Item]</i> Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen):
63-66 [Used Item]

(845 Audio -- Japan )

Price: $6.95    

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Recording in Brooklyn in 2014, this collaboration between Olive and Ben Owen presents four tracks of electronic improvisation using shortwave radio, oscillators, paper, contact microphones and magnetic pickups, creating a mysterious and well-paced album of sound experimentation.

Romannis Motte: Another Journey <i>[Used Item]</i> Romannis Motte:
Another Journey [Used Item]

(Mystery School Records -- USA )

Price: $4.95    

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A collection of 8 synth-driven ambient cosmic voyages from Romannis Motte using Roland JX8P, Roland RS-5, Alexis QS7, Alexis Micron, Korg PE1000, Crumar DS-2, iPad running NanoStudio, Korg iMS20, 0-iPolySix, Access Virus A.

Zemler, Hubert : Gostak & Doshes <i>[Used Item]</i> Zemler, Hubert :
Gostak & Doshes [Used Item]

(Bolt -- Poland )

Price: $7.95    

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Drummer/percussionist Hubert Zemler's second solo album with two compositions inspired by electronic music, particularly by works of the ensemble Suaves Figures, recorded in the vaults of the Camaldolese Church in Bielany, Warsaw with Milosz Pekala on vibraphones.

Peacock, Annette & Paul Bley: Dual Unity Peacock, Annette & Paul Bley:
Dual Unity

(Bamboo -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95    

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Reissuing the debut album by vocalist Annette Peacock and pianist Paul Bley recorded during their first European tour in 1970, in a quartet with compatriots Mario Pavone on bass and Laurence Cook on drums, Bley using an early Moog synthesizer; unique and original avant jazz.

Threadgill, Henry & Zooid: In for a Penny, In for a Pound [VINYL] Threadgill, Henry & Zooid:
In for a Penny, In for a Pound [VINYL]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $25.95    

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Henry Threadgill's new epic work in four movements written specifically to feature each of the musicians in Zooid: "Ceroepic" for Elliott Kavee (drums), "Dosepic" for Christopher Hoffman (cello), "Tresepic" for Jose Davila (trombone & tuba), and "Unoepic" for Liberty Ellman (guitar).

Cote, Michel F: Flat Fourgonnette (mescal Free style) <i>[Used Item]</i> Cote, Michel F:
Flat Fourgonnette (mescal Free style) [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $5.00    

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Michel F Cote in a hybrid release of country and actuelle music that is unpredictable and funny with help from artists such as Bernard Falaise, Frank Martel, Billie Folliday, etc.

Fega, Roberto: Un Geco Nella Mia Casa <i>[Used Item]</i> Fega, Roberto:
Un Geco Nella Mia Casa [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $9.00    

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Electronic improvisations from Formian reed & electronics artist Fega, a member of Taxonomy with Elio Martusciello, as well as IATO and IXEM, Pangolino Orchestra, &c.

Hetu, Joane: La Femme Territoire ou 21 Fragments D'humus <i>[Used Item]</i> Hetu, Joane:
La Femme Territoire ou 21 Fragments D'humus [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $7.00    

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An amazing journey in sound and voice from saxophonist/vocalist Joane Hetu with five singers/narrators/musicians/noise-makers and layered field recordings, a remarkable and sophisticated work about sex, loss, death, art, & politics.

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

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

Price: $28.95    

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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.

Braxton, Anthony: Quintet (Basel) 1977 Braxton, Anthony:
Quintet (Basel) 1977

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $10.00    

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Reissuing and remastering Braxton's outstanding radio concert for Radio DRS in Safranzunft, Basel in 1977 in a quintet with George Lewis on trombone, Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, Mark Helias on double bass, and Charles "Bobo" Shaw on drums.

Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang): What's Wrong [VINYL] Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang):
What's Wrong [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $19.95    

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Following jazz traditions blending lyrical and free approaches with unexpected twists and turns from the Norwegian quintet of Andree Roligheten on sax, Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Oscar Gronberg on piano, Jon Rune Strom on double bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums.

Mayhall, Matt : Tropes Mayhall, Matt :
Tropes

(Skirl -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Drummer Mayhall brings together a great set of improvisers, including guitarist Jeff Parker, bassist Paul Bryan, keyboardist Jeff Babko and tenor saxophonist Chris Speed, for electric, lyrical and sonically powerful compositions founded on compelling textures and rhythms.

Kosi: Ghosts Appearing through the Sound: an Abbey Lincoln tribute Kosi:
Ghosts Appearing through the Sound: an Abbey Lincoln tribute

(Self Released -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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NY vocalist Kosi (Akosua Gyebi) recorded this album to accompany a theater production called Ghosts Appearing through the Sound: a tribute to Abbey Lincoln, paying homage to the great vocalist with a 4-piece band performing works by Lincoln, Coltrane, Monk, &c.

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.

Cuir: Chez Ackenbush Cuir:
Chez Ackenbush

(Fou Records -- France )

Price: $13.95    

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This French free improv group performs both quick-twisting post-bop compositions and modern extended technique work, comprised of John Cuny (piano), Jerome Fouquet (trumpet), Jean-Brice Godet (clarinet), Yoram Rosillio (bass) and Nicolas Souchal (trumpet).

Caloia, Nicolas  : Les Bonnes Histoires Caloia, Nicolas :
Les Bonnes Histoires

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $15.95    

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Bridging contemporary and improvised music, Montreal double bassist Nicolas Caloia wrote these pieces for textured and impossible rhythms; blending pieces by Nancarrow and Grand Master Flash; and manipulating poems by Genevieve Letarte; with supporting improv from Jean Derome & Lori Freedman.

Quartetski: Quartetski Does Bartok - Mikrokosmos, Sz 107 Quartetski:
Quartetski Does Bartok - Mikrokosmos, Sz 107

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Composed between 1926 and 1939, "Mikrokosmos" was Bela Bartok's attempt to solve certain technical problems in the art of piano playing, here adapted by the 5-piece Quartetski into a fascinating series of progressive exercises and etudes, oddly enough presented without a piano.

Chrysakis / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Moimeme : Exaiphnes <i>[Used Item]</i> Chrysakis / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Moimeme :
Exaiphnes [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $8.95    

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A quintet of string improvisers in discerning dialog using viola, cello, double bass, electric guitar, piano & harp, from regular collaborators Ernesto & Guilherme Rodrigues, Miguel Mira, and Abdul Moimeme, plus Aural Terrains label leader Thanos Chrysakis.

Nuova Camerata : Chant Nuova Camerata :
Chant

(Improvising Beings -- France )

Price: $13.95    

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Lisbon's Nuova Camerata brings together a mix of improvisers and contemporary classical players--Carlos Zingaro, Joao Camoes, Ulrich Mitzlaff, Miguel Leiria on string with Pedro Carneiro on marimba--for a set of improvisations bridging both disciplines in passionate and unexpected ways.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs] Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $23.95    

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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

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.

Henry Cow: Vol. 8: Bremen Henry Cow:
Vol. 8: Bremen

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow.

Henry Cow: Vol. 9: Late Henry Cow:
Vol. 9: Late

(Recommended Records -- UK )

Price: $15.95    

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Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow.

Zorn, John: The Garden Of Earthly Delights Zorn, John:
The Garden Of Earthly Delights

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Composer John Zorn's Simulacrum ensemble of Trevor Dunn (bass), John Medeski (keyboards), Kenny Grohowski (drums), Matt Hollenberg (guitar), and Sara Serpa (voice) in their 6th album of heavy improv, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the passing of painter Hieronymus Bosch.

Mazurek, Rob (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell): Chants and Corners Mazurek, Rob (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell):
Chants and Corners

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With members of Sao Paulo Underground, Pharoah and The Underground, and Chicago Underground, cornetist/electroacoustic artist Rob Mazurek leads a quintet with Mauricio Takara (drums), Thomas Rohrer (winds), Philip Somervell (piano) and Guilherme Granado (keys) through a unexpected confluence of styles to create an otherworldly blend of spiritual music.

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.

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

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $23.95    

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

Konstrukt & Alexander Hawkins: Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL 2 LPs] Konstrukt & Alexander Hawkins:
Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Holidays Records -- Italy )

Price: $35.95    

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The Turkish free improvising quartet Konstrukt of Korhan Futaci (sax and woodwinds), Berke Can Ozcan (drums), Barlas Tan Ozemek (electric bass) and Umut Caglar (electric guitar and etc.) met British pianist Alexander Hawkins at London's Cafe OTO in 2015 to record this captivating and unpredictable set of electric free improv.

Contida, Pedra : Amethyst Contida, Pedra :
Amethyst

(FMR -- UK )

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



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