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Frith, Fred / Nicolas Humbert / Marc Parisotto: Cut Up The Border Frith, Fred / Nicolas Humbert / Marc Parisotto:
Cut Up The Border

(RogueArt -- France )

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Filmakers and composers Nicolas Humbert and Marc Parisotto revisit the tapes recorded by Jean Vapeur for the film by Humbert & Werner Penzel, "Step Across the Border" with soundtrack by Fred Frith, extracting more of Vapeur's fascinating field recordings and adding music by Fred Frith with additional music & voice from Tom Cora, Iva Bittova, John Zorn, &c.

Solal, Claudia / Benoit Delbecq: Hope Town Solal, Claudia / Benoit Delbecq:
Hope Town

(RogueArt -- France )

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French vocalist Claudia Solal provides the lyrics--sung-spoken narratives, prose and poetic forms--performed with pianist Benoit Delbecq, who uses internal preparations and a variety of creative approaches to keys, both intricate and melodic, setting the fascinating and insightful stories that Solal spiels; a wonderful union of instrument and word.

Kuzu (Rempis / Dorji / Damon): Purple Dark Opal Kuzu (Rempis / Dorji / Damon):
Purple Dark Opal

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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In 2018 on their 2nd tour, the Kuzu trio of Dave Rempis on alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, Tashi Dorji on guitar, and Tyler Damon on drums, captured this, their 15th concert in the tour, at The Sugar Maple, in Milwaukee, an extended improvisation that lives up to its title in dark ruminations that reveal beauty and rare color through powerful and passionate playing.

McPhee / Reid / Lopez / Nilssen-Love / Rempis: Things Beyond Thule Volume 1 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] McPhee / Reid / Lopez / Nilssen-Love / Rempis:
Things Beyond Thule Volume 1 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Already planning a duo concert at Chicago's Hungry Brain between saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love as part of their Transmission Series, the duo expanded to a trio with the inclusion of visiting cellist Tomeka Reid, and then to a quintet by adding New York legend Joe McPhee on trumpet & sax, and NY bassist Brandon Lopez, recording this masterful, limited album.

Bones (Ziv Taubenfeld / Shay Hazan / Nir Sabag): Reptiles [VINYL] Bones (Ziv Taubenfeld / Shay Hazan / Nir Sabag):
Reptiles [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $22.95    

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Amsterdam-based bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld leads the Bones trio, performing Taubenfeld's compositions, with double bassist Shay Hazan and drummer Nir Sabag, three friends since their youth, as their improvisation emphasizes lower tones through slowly slinking, saurian improvisation that bridges tonal work and energetic scrabbling.

Black, Jim Trio (w/ Elias Stemseder / Thomas Morgan): Reckon Black, Jim Trio (w/ Elias Stemseder / Thomas Morgan):
Reckon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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Making complex rhythms comprehendible, drummer Jim Black and his trio with Thomas Morgan on bass and pianist Elias Stemeseder, present their 4th album, with 11 original compositions by the leader recorded in the studio in Switzerland, reckoning unusual pulses with swinging rhythms over which all three improvise with free and lyrical mastery for brilliant results.

Eskelin, Ellery / Christian Weber / Michael Griener: The Pearls Eskelin, Ellery / Christian Weber / Michael Griener:
The Pearls

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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In their second album the trio of saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener revisit the music of jazz tradition through the modern ears of the free improvisation, alternating the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin, Harry Edison/Count Bassie, and Russell Robinson with original group compositions, a fascinating contrast in time and style.

Speed, Chris Trio (w/ Tordini / King): Respect For Your Toughness Speed, Chris Trio (w/ Tordini / King):
Respect For Your Toughness

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Recorded Live in Brooklyn, the 3rd album from the trio of tenor saxophonist Chris Speed, double bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Dave King focuses on Chris Speed compositions in a traditional vein, using shades of classic bop styles that leave room for creative expression through comfortably lyrical pacing propelled by King's incredibly interactive rhythms; beautiful.

PEK Solo: Coefficient of Unity PEK Solo:
Coefficient of Unity

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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A great example of the state of David Peck (PEK)'s approach to improvisation & arsenal of instruments, in an epic solo work merging acoustic and electronic sources with an unhurried path in a coherent long-form improvisation using reeds, sheng, fog horn, game calls, gongs, chimes, crotales, daxophone, [d]ronin, mpa 019, therimin, aquasonic, loops, & signal processing.

Tim Barnes: DEAD-LOOP [VINYL] Tim Barnes:
DEAD-LOOP [VINYL]

(Amish Records -- USA )

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Percussionist, Quakebasket label leader, and experimental sound artist Tim Barnes both subverts and respect the forms of electronica by turning it on its side, extracting unusual rhythms and structures from rhythmic elements and samples, at times following conventional direction and then breaking off into Barne's instinctive drive for abstraction and diversion.

Awatair (Gos / Tokar / Gadecki): Awatair Plays Coltrane Awatair (Gos / Tokar / Gadecki):
Awatair Plays Coltrane

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Surprising, singular and unconventional interpretations of four pieces from John Coltrane--"The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost", "Naima", "Improvisation For Mr. J.C.", and "Inspired by Seraphic Light"--from the Gdansk trio of Michael Gos (drums), Mark Tokar (bass) and Tomasz Gadecki (tenor & baritone sax), comissioned by and performed at the 2019 Jazz Jantar Festival.

Curran, Alvin / Jon Rose: Cafe Grand Abyss Curran, Alvin / Jon Rose:
Cafe Grand Abyss

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Two masterful, virtuosic and inquiring musicians--Alvin Curran on piano, sampler & shofar, and Jon Rose on violins, 6-string drain pipe and singing saw--in an incredible album of improvisation that seems to know no boundary, farcically claiming to be revisiting their earliest experiences in cocktail club bands, but instead shredding the concept with breakneck speed and surprise; wow!

Aeby, Stefan: Piano Solo Aeby, Stefan:
Piano Solo

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Spending two days in a recording studio in Berne, pianist Stefan Aeby recorded these 14 short works, a mixture of improvised and composed works using preparations and electronics to evoke a set of diverse recordings, from energetic structural works to evocative lyricism, nothing overstaying its welcome, carrying the listener through an inquisitive and compelling set of ideas.

Turkoz, Saadet / Elliott Sharp : Kumuska Turkoz, Saadet / Elliott Sharp :
Kumuska

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Distilling their larger group work on albums "Kumuska" and "Marmara Sea" to the duo of creative New York bass clarinetist & guitarist Elliott Sharp, and Bosporus vocalist Saadet Turkoz, whose free improvisation is influenced by European, Indian, Asian, jazz & blues forms, in an album of 9 songs about the familiar focused through a world view.

Estamos Trio (McDonas / Escobar / Tamez): Dire Warning Estamos Trio (McDonas / Escobar / Tamez):
Dire Warning

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Highlighting issues between the US & Mexican borders, Thollem McDonas' Estamos Trio presents their 2nd album, here with Carmina Escobar (vocals, electronics, guitarron), Milo Tamez (percussion, found objects, electronics) and Thollem (keyboard, vocals, clay pot) in a work commissioned by and recorded at the 2018 "Casa Tomada" (House Taken Over) in Santa Fe for SITE.

Anderson, Reid / Dave King / Craig Taborn: Golden Valley is Now Anderson, Reid / Dave King / Craig Taborn:
Golden Valley is Now

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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Taking the improvising duo Bad Plus of electric bassist Reid Anderson and acoustic & electronic drummer Dave King and adding Craig Taborn on synthesizer, electric & acoustic pianos, for an accessible album of rhythmic and melodic tunes, electronics adding effervescence and a pop sensibility amongst sly rhythmic twists, strong grooves, and memorable themes.

Turbulence: Upheaval Turbulence:
Upheaval

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Turbulence is a smaller grouping of the Boston-based Evil Clown collective, typically with a majority of horns, here as the quintet of PEK (reeds & winds), Ellwood Epps (trumpet), Bob Moores (trumpets), Jim Warshauer (sax and winds), and Michael Caglianone (saxophones), a fully acoustic group of wind instruments and brass, taking a chamber approach to distinctive improvisation.

Sub-Unit #1: Potential & Kinetic Energies Sub-Unit #1:
Potential & Kinetic Energies

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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This "Sub-unit" from Boston's improvising Leap of Faith Orchestra presetns a duo between Eric Zinman on piano, percussion and synth and David Peck on an array of saxophones, clarinets, bassoon and other reeds, plus small percussion, Theremin and accordion, in a unique and active duo with both players suggesting a larger ensemble through diverse strategeis and instrumentation.

Sunwatchers / Eugene Chadbourne: 3 Characters [VINYL 2 LPs] Sunwatchers / Eugene Chadbourne:
3 Characters [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Amish Records -- USA )

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Eugene Chadbourne brings his guitars and voice to join the Sunwatchers band of Peter Kerlin, Jim McHugh, Jason Robira, and Jeff Tobias, as they perform the music of great American rock band Minutemen, with Minuteman Mike Watt joining on "spiel & labor leader", alongside original pieces by Sunwatchers, and experimental rock band Henry Flynt & The Insurrections.

Matthews, Wade: Aspirations And Inspirations Matthews, Wade:
Aspirations And Inspirations

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording in Madrid in 2002, and at The Groupe de Musique Electroniqueacoustique d'Albi-Tarn in France in 2004, saxophonist Wade Matthews presents 9 solo works using close miking, circular breathing, percussive sounds from the instruments themselves, and other creative and unusual extended techniques, in an idiosyncratic and fascinating album of personal expression.

ROVA (Raskin / Ochs / Voigt / Ackley): Saxophone Diplomacy ROVA (Raskin / Ochs / Voigt / Ackley):
Saxophone Diplomacy

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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A much needed reissue of the ROVA Saxophone Quartet's historic 1983 tour of Russia, Latvia and Romania, as Jon Raskin on alto, baritone & soprano sax plus clarinet, Andrew Voigt on alto, sopranino & soprano sax + flute, Bruce Ackley on soprano sax & clarinet, and Larry Ochts on tenor & sopranino sax tear apart six incredible multi-reed improvisations; incredible!

Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad / Kent Carter / John Stevens: Blue Cat [VINYL] Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad / Kent Carter / John Stevens:
Blue Cat [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The 2nd in NoBusiness' archive series of the Norwegian Detail collective, here with Frode Gjerstad on alto sax, Bobby Bradford on cornet, Kent Carter on bass, and John Stevens on drums, captured live in London in 1991 during a UK record, in a 3-part work of informed free-jazz and free playing, exciting music with complex, swinging subtlety.

Graewe, George / Ernst Reijseger / Gerry Hemingway: Concertgebouw Brugge 2014 Graewe, George / Ernst Reijseger / Gerry Hemingway:
Concertgebouw Brugge 2014

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Performing together since 1989, at first frequently and now as very special events, this concert at Concertgebouw in Brugge of pianist Georg Graewe, cellist Ernst Reijseger, and drummer and marimba player Gerry Hemingway, is a superb example of the both telepathic and confidently confrontational interplay of their chamber-oriented and superbly paced improvisation.

Copland, Marc: Gary Copland, Marc:
Gary

((Illusions) -- France )

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Having a long association with pianists Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Bill Evans, and Marc Copland, it's fitting that the compositions of legendary bassist Gary Peacock are revealed in this solo album from Marc Copland with whom he has most recently worked, Copland interpreting his evocative compositions with thoughtful sensitivity and masterful skill.

Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas): Katarsis4 Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas):
Katarsis4

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A diverse, unique and sometimes explosive saxophone quartet from Lithuania founded by Arminas Bizys, Kazimieras Jusinskas, Algirdas Janonis, and Danielius Pancerovas, using extended techniques, the saxophones themselves, and found objects as they articulately merge structurally free improvisation, academic approaches and motives from Lithuanian folk music.

Lindsay, Arto / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark / Phil Sudderberg: Largest Afternoon Lindsay, Arto / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark / Phil Sudderberg:
Largest Afternoon

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Bringing together Chicago's long partnership of saxophonists Joe McPhee and Ken Vandermark with frequent Vandermark collaborator, drummer Phil Sudderberg, and New York guitarist Arto Lindsay, meeting on a winter afternoon in a Chicago studio to record these fifteen collective, freely improvised conversations of intense energy, unexpected twists and turns, and brilliant playing.

Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Joe McPhee: No Time Left for Sadness Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Joe McPhee:
No Time Left for Sadness

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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"This Time", "That Time" and "Next Time", the three titles from the first duo meeting of Joe McPhee on tenor saxophone and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, also bringing electronics, the distillation of their playing outside of Survival Unit III a revelation in intensity and unconventional creativity, fueled by magnificent playing and an empathetic rapport.

Lanz, Joke / Jason Kahn / Norbert Moslang / Gunter Muller / Christian Weber: kangaroo_kitchen [2 CDS Lanz, Joke / Jason Kahn / Norbert Moslang / Gunter Muller / Christian Weber:
kangaroo_kitchen [2 CDS]

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Two astounding and wide-ranging electroacoustic improvisations from 5 prominent musicians on the Swiss experimental scene--Joke Lanz (turntables), Jason Kahn (synth, radio, mixer), Norbert Moslang (cracked everyday electronics), Gunter Muller (ipods & electronics), and Christian Weber (bass, revolver)--captured live at the 2018 Mikroton Mikroten Festival in Kaliningrad and Moscow.

Nillesen, Etienne / Nicola Hein / Magda Mayas / Eve Risser / Marta Warelis: Piano Trialogues Nillesen, Etienne / Nicola Hein / Magda Mayas / Eve Risser / Marta Warelis:
Piano Trialogues

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Nicola L. Hein, performing on prepared guitar, and Etienne Nillesen on extended snare drum, present three trio recordings with three different pianists--Magda Mayas, Eve Risser, and Marta Warelis--each adding a different dimension to Hein & Nillesen's playing, as heard in these three live recordings from The Loft in Cologne, Germany in 2018.

VocColours / Yoichiro Kita: Live in Japan VocColours / Yoichiro Kita:
Live in Japan

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A strange album of vocal improvisation from the the VocCoulours quartet of Brigitte Kuepper, Gala Gabriele Hummel, Norbert Zajac, and Iouri Grankin, performing live with Koichi Makigami on (voice & theremin), Yoichiro Kita (trumpet & laptop), Keiko Komori (bass clarinet), and Morgan Fisher (keyboards & toys); a truly unique album of startling utterance, texture, and environment.

Swell, Steve / Robert Boston / Michael Vatcher: Brain In A Dish Swell, Steve / Robert Boston / Michael Vatcher:
Brain In A Dish

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Trombonist Steve Swell stands out in this trio of collective improvisation, recorded in the studio in Brooklyn with pianist Robert Boston, also on organ, and drummer Michael Vatcher, in a set of eleven outstanding dialogs that range from highly energetic to deeply introspective, with quirky and unusual technique from Vatcher and Swell adding unique qualities to their collective "brain".

Liquid Quintet (feat Agusti Fernandez / Artur Majewski / Albert Cirera / Rafal Mazur / Ramon Prats): Liquid Quintet (feat Agusti Fernandez / Artur Majewski / Albert Cirera / Rafal Mazur / Ramon Prats):
Flux

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Hailed as the most pyrotechnic and adventurous concert of the 12th Ad Libitum Festival in Warsaw, Poland, the collective quintet of Agusti Fernandez on piano, Artur Majewski on trumpet, Albert Cirera on saxophones, Rafal Mazur on bass, and Ramon Prats on drums, rage and flow through three movements of "Flux", starting at the "Source" and ending in an "Estuary"; awesome.

Breuker, Willem / Han Bennink: New Acoustic Swing Duo [2 CDS] Breuker, Willem / Han Bennink:
New Acoustic Swing Duo [2 CDS]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Remastering and re-issuing the very first album on the new Dutch artist-run free improvised music label, ICP Records (Instant Composers Pool), "New Acoustic Swing Duo" brings reedist Willem Breuker and drummer Han Bennink together for 6 incredible improvisations, the 2nd CD extending the original album with a live concert at Jazzclub Podium in Essen, DE in 1968.

Vinuesa, Juan Jazz Quartet (Vinuesa / Berman / Roebke Avery): Blue Shots From Chicago Vinuesa, Juan Jazz Quartet (Vinuesa / Berman / Roebke Avery):
Blue Shots From Chicago

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Spanish tenor saxophonist Juan F. G. Vinuesa leads his quartet with Josh Berman on cornet, Jason Roebke on bass, and Mikel Patrick Avery on drums and percussion, three bright stars of the Chicago scene, performing Vinuesa's compositions and arrangements of lyrical modern jazz that blend structure and melody with plenty of space for free playing; wonderful.

Gustafsson, Mats / Wendy Gondeln  / Wolfgang Voigt / Martin Siewert: The Shithole Country & Boogie B Gustafsson, Mats / Wendy Gondeln / Wolfgang Voigt / Martin Siewert:
The Shithole Country & Boogie Band

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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A unique album blurring acoustic recordings from saxophonist Mats Gustafsson with the electronic machinations and rhythms of Wendy Gondeln, aka Albert Oehlen, a German experimental electronic artist, the two inviting Martin Siewert for additional guitar on two tracks, and Wolfgang Voight to remix two tracks; funky, unpredictable, amusing, and seductively tantalizing.

Sounds of Liberation: Unreleased (Columbia University 1973) Sounds of Liberation:
Unreleased (Columbia University 1973)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Originally formed by vibraphonist Khan Jamal in 1970 in the Germantown section of Philadelphia (the homefront of Sun Ra's Arkestra) and expanded to a septet when saxophonist Byard Lancaster joined, the band only released one official LP, this soulfully funky, upbeat and lyrical album extending their output with a well-recorded album captured at Columbia University in 1973.

Cyanobacteria / Hubsch: Are You an Orchid or a Dandelion? Cyanobacteria / Hubsch:
Are You an Orchid or a Dandelion?

(Toxo Records -- Italy )

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The trio of Renato Grieco on bass, Francesco Gregoretti on drums, Carl Ludwig Hubsch on tuba in a studio album of dense, deep improvisation, using amplification and feedback with extreme technique and meticulously controlled playing to create slowly evolving sonic environments of profound depth and mystery, a shadowy and fascinating album fraught with suspense.

Akerlund, Lars / Eryck Abecassis: Falls Akerlund, Lars / Eryck Abecassis:
Falls

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Investigating the possibilities of instability with synthesizers and electronic instruments, sound artists Eryck Abecassis (France) and Lars Akerlund (Sweden) present 7 impressive tracks of "Dark Energy" in two parts, combining electronics and modular synth, with credits to VICC (Visby International Centre for Composers) and EMS (Electronic Music Studio, Stockholm).

Leap Of Faith: Crumpled Dimensions Leap Of Faith:
Crumpled Dimensions

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The core Leap of Faith trio of David Peck (PEK) on winds & percussion, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion, a subunit of Boston's Leap of Faith Orchestra, is joined by Jim Warshauer (reeds) and Eric Dahlman (trumpet, overtone voice) for an exciting and far-ranging improvisation of exotic instrumentation and intention.

Kwang, Goh Lee: Avalanche (2 CDs) Kwang, Goh Lee:
Avalanche (2 CDs)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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A double CD of experimental composition from Malaysian sound artist Goh Lee Kwang, hypnotic works of strangely repeating glitch that bookend shorter works of rich percussive abstractions, including a work with processed voice and an extended percussive "Ritual", singular pieces reflecting Kwang's curious mind and long experience merging aberrant and subtle sound.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Dag Magnus Narvesen: Liminal Field Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Dag Magnus Narvesen:
Liminal Field

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The performing duo of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and drummer Dag Magnus Narvesen bring two strong voices from different generations of free improvisers, creating a unique sound that merges the creative energies and vocabulary of each in dynamic and subtle expressions of vigorous movements that unravel in layered improvisation, rewarding their listeners.

Company: Trios [VINYL 2 LPs] Company:
Trios [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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Nine improvisers--Joelle Leandre, J.D.Parran, Ernst Reyseger, Hugh Davies, Jamie Muir, Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker, Vinko Globokar, & John Corbett--joined Derek Bailey for this 1983 Company week, recording at the I.C.A. in London over 4 days in 1983, mostly performing in trio configurations, with one duo between Bailey & Reijseger, and a final ensemble with all 9 players.

Coleman, Anthony: Catenary Oath [VINYL] Coleman, Anthony:
Catenary Oath [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Downtown NY cornerstone pianist Anthony Coleman is heard in a solo album of Coleman originals including a piece dedicated to Roscoe Mitchell, plus one piece each by Billy Strayhorn, John Klenner, and Ellington/George/Hodges/James, all beautifully captured at Boston's Jordan Hall as Coleman reveals his unique logic and inventive approach to solo performance.

Grimal, Alexandra / Joelle Leandre: Desordre Grimal, Alexandra / Joelle Leandre:
Desordre

(Montagne Noire -- France )

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A playful, thoughtful, and quick witted encounter between Egyptian saxophonist Alexandra Grimal and French double bassist Joelle Leandre, at times each on voice, emphasizing a "desired disorder" in their approach to instant composition and declaring that neither determines the course of the music, but that they follow it simply as the music decides; wonderful.

Satoh, Masahiko / Sabu Toyozumi: The Aiki Satoh, Masahiko / Sabu Toyozumi:
The Aiki

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Working together often over decades, free improvising drummer Sabu Toyozumi and composer/improvising pianist Masahiko Satoh are heard here in a 1997 duo concert at C S Aka-Renga, in Yamaguchi City, Japan, for an engaging concert of energetic interaction, emphasizing Satoh's percussive approach to the keys and Sabu's inherent melodicism in his approach to drumming.

Satoh, Masahiko / Sabu Toyozumi: The Aiki [VINYL] Satoh, Masahiko / Sabu Toyozumi:
The Aiki [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Working together often over decades, free improvising drummer Sabu Toyozumi and composer/improvising pianist Masahiko Satoh are heard here in a 1997 duo concert at C S Aka-Renga, in Yamaguchi City, Japan, for an engaging concert of energetic interaction, emphasizing Satoh's percussive approach to the keys and Sabu's inherent melodicism in his approach to drumming.

Grubbs, David / Mats Gustafsson / Rob Mazurek: The Underflow Grubbs, David / Mats Gustafsson / Rob Mazurek:
The Underflow

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Recorded during two nights at Underflow Records and Art Gallery in Athens, Greece in 2019, The Underflow trio of Mats Gustafsson (reeds, fluteophone, electronics) from Sweden, with Chicago-based Rob Mazurek (trumpet, electronics), and David Grubbs (electric guitar) present an album of wide-ranging, powerful, often explosively eccentric, and always informed improvisation.

Ermke, Andrea / Chris Abrahams / Marcello Busato / Arthur Rother: Sink Ermke, Andrea / Chris Abrahams / Marcello Busato / Arthur Rother:
Sink

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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With understated grooves and the presence of Necks keyboardist Chris Abrahams it's easy to compare Necks with this Berlin-based band, formed in 2004 with Andrea Ermke on minidiscs, Marcello Busato on drums, and Arthur Rother on electric guitar, but the distinction is heard in their unusual sound sources, mixing electronic, synthetic and concrete sounds in hallucinatory ways.

Cooper, Mike / Mark Wastell: Sound Mirrors Cooper, Mike / Mark Wastell:
Sound Mirrors

(Confront -- UK )

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Lapsteel guitarist and electronic artist Mike Cooper and percussionist Mark Wastell, employing a paiste 32" tam tam and a shruti box, pay homage to the large acoustic sound mirrors used in Britain from 1916 to 1930 as an early form or radar, each of their detailed improvisation referencing one of the locations on the British south and northeast coasts.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Olaf Rupp / Guilherme Rodrigues : Man Is Wolf To Man Rodrigues, Ernesto / Olaf Rupp / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Man Is Wolf To Man

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Guitarist Olaf Rupp recorded this trio session with violist Ernesto Rodrigues and cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, capturing five improvisations from around 8 minutes to 18 in length, the first three demonstrating intense interaction with an overall sense of restraint, closing with two more reflective works, a beautiful balance of reductionist sensibility amid superb technique.

Johansen, Guro Gravem / Sergio Castrillon: Ekelyveien 10 Johansen, Guro Gravem / Sergio Castrillon:
Ekelyveien 10

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Norwegian jazz vocalist Guro Gravem Johansen (Soyr, Crazy Moon, and vocalist for Helge Hurum's orchestra), in a duo with Colombian cellist based in Helsinki, Sergio Castrillon, performing on a prepared microtonal cello, as the two improvise over five dialogs, from the extended "Primo" to the succinct "Quintuple", blending unusual technique with unique creative impulse.

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Concert In Vilnius Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton:
Concert In Vilnius

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Three British free jazz giants, having worked in a number of configurations and as a trio over many decades, are caught live in the Russian Drama Theater during the 2017 Vilnius Jazz Festival--Evan Parker on soprano & tenor saxophones, Barry Guy on bass, and Paul Lytton on drums, for four improvisations of nuance and surprise, incredible mastery, and profound conversation.

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Concert In Vilnius [VINYL] Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton:
Concert In Vilnius [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Three British free jazz giants, having worked in a number of configurations and as a trio over many decades, are caught live in the Russian Drama Theater during the 2017 Vilnius Jazz Festival--Evan Parker on soprano & tenor saxophones, Barry Guy on bass, and Paul Lytton on drums, for four improvisations of nuance and surprise, incredible mastery, and profound conversation.

Lerner, Marilyn / Ken Filiano / Lou Grassi: Intention Lerner, Marilyn / Ken Filiano / Lou Grassi:
Intention

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Marilyn Lerner (piano), Ken Filiano (bass & effects) and Lou Grassi (drums & percussion) extend their trio work after their previous two NoBusiness releases with this album of profound collective improvisation, blending lyrical and abstract work in energetic but never frenetic conversation, in a range of mood performed with incredible technical and inventive skill.

Oberg, Uwe / Joe Fonda / Lucia Martinez: Relight Oberg, Uwe / Joe Fonda / Lucia Martinez:
Relight

(Not Two -- Poland )

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An exciting trio recording of the creatively unorthodox and superb collective piano trio of German pianist Uwe Oberg, Spanish drummer & percussionist based in Berlin Lucia Martinez, and New York bassist Joe Fonda, also on flute, performing at the the 2019 Just Music Festival in Weisboden, the band's implicit joy of their performance clearly heard in these recordings.

Grydeland, Ivar / Henry Kaiser: In The Arctic Dreamtime Grydeland, Ivar / Henry Kaiser:
In The Arctic Dreamtime

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Norwegian guitarist and composer Ivar Grydeland and US guitarist, improviser and composer Henry Kaiser met in the studio with the goal of working on a soundtrack for a classic Norwegian silent film, "Ellsworths flyveekspedition 1925"; in a single take they recorded this amazingly detailed and beautiful improvisation, from which these 5 astounding tracks were selected.

Brotzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink: Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule 2018 [VINYL] Brotzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink:
Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule 2018 [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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50 years after saxophonist Peter Brotzmann's Octet recorded the legendary "Machine Gun" album, the trio of Berlin pianist, composer Alexander von Schlippenbach and Dutch percussionist Han Bennink commemorated the album at Lila Eule in Bremen, the concert heard here so successful that the trio decided to release the album and continue on as a working trio.

Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Q [VINYL LP + CD] Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Q [VINYL LP + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (The Thing) and Stale Storlokken (Elephant9, Supersilent, Terje Rypdal) join the Nordic Krokofant trio of Axel Skalstad on drums, vibraphone, Tom Hasslan on guitar, and Jorgen Mathisen on saxophone, presenting the band's 3rd album, performing the 4-part work "Q", an intense and sophisticated album of complex and passionate instrumental rock.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Live in Nuremberg Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Live in Nuremberg

(SMP Records -- Germany )

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With an abundance of collaborations, including numerous duo settings, "Live In Nuremberg" stands apart for NY-based Brazilian saxophonist based Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp as one of their few live albums, capturing an organically evolving and impressive 56 minute dialog and a short summation, heard at the 2019 Art of Improvisation Festival in Nuremberg, Germany.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Yu Lin Humm / Philippe Trovao / Pedro Frazao / Andre Hencleeday / Ryoko Imai : Rodrigues, Ernesto / Yu Lin Humm / Philippe Trovao / Pedro Frazao / Andre Hencleeday / Ryoko Imai :
Percolation

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Subtle acoustic improvisation from a global set of improvisors--Yu Lin Humm on cello, Pedro Frazao on euphonium, Ryoko Imai on marimba, percussion, Andre Hencleeday on piano, Philippe Trovao on tenor saxophone, and Ernesto Rodrigues on viola--in an attentive and tension-filled single movement, each player adding and reacting as ideas percolate and subsume.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Reverse Of Rebirth In Universe [RED VINYL] Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
Reverse Of Rebirth In Universe [RED VINYL]

(RIOT SEASON -- UK )

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A new chapter for Acid Mothers Temple and The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. as original members Kawabata Makoto (guitar, speed guru) and Higashi Hiroshi (synthesizer, noodle god) welcome Jyonson Tsu (vocal, midnight whistler), Satoshima Nani (drums, another dimension), and Wolf (bass, space and time) in a sophisticated spacer that references Gong, Grateful Dead, and even Bobby Vinton.

Banabila, Michel: Movements (music for dance) [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD] Banabila, Michel:
Movements (music for dance) [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )

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Electroacoustic composer Michel Banabila compiles his dynamic works for dance & movement in this beautifully pressed limited double LP, presenting two 2019 works--'Dragonfly II' for "A Trace of Inevitability" (Yin Yue - Pennsylvania Ballet), and "Illicit Acquirement" for "Enough" (Patrick O"Brien - CUNY Dance Initiative)--and six prior pieces featuring his work with Conny Janssen Danst & Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

Burn, Chris / Philip Thomas: as if as Burn, Chris / Philip Thomas:
as if as

(Confront -- UK )

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Contemporary composer, improviser and pianist Chris Burn in 4 lively, playful and fasciatingly structured works, as heard in Philip Thomas's renderings: "as if as"; "only the snow"; a transcription of Derek Bailey's "from ten, two, and three" in 6 parts; "pressings and screening" in 4 parts; and "the sky a silver dissonance" with Kate Ledger as a 2nd pianist.

Ware, David S. New Quartet: Theatre Garonne, 2008 Ware, David S. New Quartet:
Theatre Garonne, 2008

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Aum Fidelity's David S. Ware Archive series continues with this excellent live quartet recording from 2008 at Theatre Garonne in Toulouse, France with the late tenor saxophonist performing with Joe Morris on guitar, William Parker on bass and Warren Smith on drums, presenting expanded and re-arranged compositions from their recent "Shakti" album.

Yamamoto, Eri Trio / Choral Chameleon: Goshu Ondo Suite Yamamoto, Eri Trio / Choral Chameleon:
Goshu Ondo Suite

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Composed for choir and jazz trio, pianist Eri Yamamoto and her trio with drummer Ikuo Takeuchi and bassist David Ambrosio present a 7-part work based on a traditional circle-dance song performed at festivals in the Shiga prefecture of Japan, emulating the vocal parts of that tradition with the choir Choral Chameleon, directed by Vince Peterson.

Company: Epiphanies I-VI [VINYL 2 LPs] Company:
Epiphanies I-VI [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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Derek Bailey's impressive guests for his July 1982 "Company" concert at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts were pianist Ursula Oppens, singer Julie Tippetts and pianist Keith Tippett, violinist/electronics wizard Philipp Wachsmann, guitarist Fred Frith, trombonist George Lewis, harpist Anne LeBaron, bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa and sound artist Akio Suzuki.

Company: Epiphanies VII-XIII [VINYL 3 LPs] Company:
Epiphanies VII-XIII [VINYL 3 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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The 2nd of 2 albums from Derek Bailey's July 1982 "Company" concert at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts with pianist Ursula Oppens, singer Julie Tippetts and pianist Keith Tippett, violinist/electronics wizard Philipp Wachsmann, guitarist Fred Frith, trombonist George Lewis, harpist Anne LeBaron, bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa and sound artist Akio Suzuki.

Schindler, Udo / Masako Ohta : Kaiyushiki Teien Schindler, Udo / Masako Ohta :
Kaiyushiki Teien

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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SALON fur Klang + Kunst multi-reedist Udo Schindler met Japanese pianist Masako Ohta at Mohrvilla, Munchen/Freimann, Germany in 2017 to record this extended live improvisation, bringing Schindler's free jazz and non-idiomatic styles together with Ohta's contemporary classical background, in an intently educated and fascinating merging of styles and approaches.

Musicworks: #135 Winter 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#135 Winter 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Winter 2019 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine and CD, with articles on Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pierre-Yves Martel, Jennifer Thiessen, Wesley Shen, Julia Kent, Tim Olive, Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi, the CD including works by each, plus reviews of recent Canadian and international recordings as well as the fourth annual Calgary New Music Festival.

Williams, Ed: Solos Williams, Ed:
Solos

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Guitarist Ed Williams, active in the experimental music scene of Marseille, France, is heard here in two concerts presenting a triptych of solo performances on bowed classical and electric guitar, improvised with no effects, with two parts on electric guitar recorded at the concert series "Aux Soirs Du Chercheur De Noises", the 2nd, "Spectrum, NY" on classical guitar.

Parker, Evan: Evan Parker With Birds - For Steve Lacy [VINYL] Parker, Evan:
Evan Parker With Birds - For Steve Lacy [VINYL]

(Treader -- UK )

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A 2019 reissue of Evan Parker's 2004 album dedicated to Steve Lacy, recording in the studio in a virtual duet with bird recordings captured by Geoff Sample, Charles & Heather Myers, Jean C. Roche, Myles North & Eric Simms, alongside location field recordings by Ashley Wales, Parker performing on soprano and tenor sax in a wonderful dialog of creative skill and wit.

Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Tyler Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry Of Distance Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Tyler Ho Bynum / Joe Morris:
Geometry Of Distance

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Following their debut album, "Geometry of Caves", the quartet of improvising musicians Joe Morris (guitar), Tomeka Reid (cello), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) and Kyoko Kitamura (voice) return for this album of passionate free improvisation, here even more attuned as a group as they employ their collective language using unusual technique and incredible expertise; spectacular!

Henneman, Ig / Jaimie Branch / Anne La Berge: Dropping Stuff And Other Folk Songs Henneman, Ig / Jaimie Branch / Anne La Berge:
Dropping Stuff And Other Folk Songs

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Dedicated to the late Mike Panico, who requested that viola player Ig Henneman develop a concept for the Relative Pitch label, this trio brings together the Amsterdam-based Henneman and flutist Anne La Berge with US trumpeter Jaimie Branch, three women in an eccentric and fearless trio of energetic interaction marked by masterful technique and exuberant delivery.

Rogers, Erin: Dawntreader Rogers, Erin:
Dawntreader

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Performing on saxophones and cymbal, the debut album from NY-based Canadian-American composer, saxophonist, and performance artist Erin Rogers uses multiphonics, vocalization, circular breathing, and inciting of outer resonance to add layers of complexity to her gripping improvisations, which she describes as "No electronics, no bandmates, no composers... just me + dark room + 2 saxophones".

Urabe, Masayoshi: What Hasn't Come Here, COME! Urabe, Masayoshi:
What Hasn't Come Here, COME!

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An absolutely idiosyncratic style in performance, Japanese alto saxophonist Masayoshi Urabe, also on harmonica and voice, is heard in a single extended performance at Sakedelic Space Shuyukan in Shiga, Japan, as the listener experiences the performance through his playing, physical motion, aberrant racket, arduous utterance, and inexplicable moments of silence and sound.

 

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