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Riley, Howard: Live In The USA Riley, Howard:
Live In The USA

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The brilliant UK pianist John Riley is caught live in a US tour in the fall of 1976, recorded at 3 locations in NYC and in Buffalo, NY, each of the well-recorded improvisation a masterwork of extended form as he plays both outside and inside the piano, ranging from warm sections of lyrical quality to fast-paced streams of consciousness in a Cecil Taylor mode; magnificent.

Lewis, James Brandon (Lewis / Branch / Stewart / Pirog / Crudup III): An Unruly Manifesto Lewis, James Brandon (Lewis / Branch / Stewart / Pirog / Crudup III):
An Unruly Manifesto

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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New York tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis leads a quintet with Jaimie Branch on trumpet, Luke Stewart on bass, Anthony Pirog on guitar, and Warren Trae Crudup III on drums, in a free jazz album dedicated to Charlie Haden & Ornette Coleman and Surrealism, in an album of modern creative music with one foot planted in the 70s and one in the 2010s.

Dunmall / Siegel / Pursglove / Sanders: As One Does Dunmall / Siegel / Pursglove / Sanders:
As One Does

(FMR -- UK )

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Two saxophones take the front line from Paul Dunmall's 2018 studio album, the leader on tenor saxophone with fellow tenor player Julian Siegel, also on bass clarinet, while Mark Sanders drums and Percy Pursglove handles bass and also trumpet, as the band falls into a hard bop mode, weaving lines together over wonderfully turbulent and soulful grooves; outstanding.

Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford: Inner And Outer Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford:
Inner And Outer

(FMR -- UK )

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Paul Dunmall's 2018 studio album in a quarte with James Owston on bass, Jim Bashford on drums, Philip Gibbs on guitar, and Dunmall on tenor saxophone, Gibbs's hollow-body opening the sound as Owston and Bashford trade rapid responses or provide solid grooves, the themes of the dialogs focused on space and time through intricate, complex and profound interaction.

Bloor: Drolleries Bloor:
Drolleries

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Drolleries are small creatures adorning the margins of 13th-15th century illuminated manuscripts; Sam Weinberger is a Brooklyn saxophonist known for groups W-2 and this Bloor project with electric guitarist Andrew Smiley and drummer Jason Nazary, an assertive and rugged trio playing Weinberg's compositions about the perceptual phenomenon of ever-changing repetition.

Bloor: Drolleries [CASSETTE] Bloor:
Drolleries [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Drolleries are small creatures adorning the margins of 13th-15th century illuminated manuscripts; Sam Weinberger is a Brooklyn saxophonist known for groups W-2 and this Bloor project with electric guitarist Andrew Smiley and drummer Jason Nazary, an assertive and rugged trio playing Weinberg's compositions about the perceptual phenomenon of ever-changing repetition.

Bugge, Maja : No Exit Bugge, Maja :
No Exit

(Discus -- UK )

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Recorded in Britain's longest tunnel--the Standedge Canal Tunnel--during the Marsden Jazz Festival 2017, Norwegian cellist and composer Maja Bugge's solo album uses the natural resonance of the tunnel as an accompaniment to her expressive playing, recorded at a concert that blended composed work with improvisations that respond to the tunnel's unique resonant properties.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Albert Cirera / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos: 3 Phases (I) White Rodrigues, Ernesto / Albert Cirera / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos:
3 Phases (I) White

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"3 Phases", or different aspects of the approach that violist Ernesto Rodrigues applies to improvisation, in three different groupings over three different days, all live at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018, here in an ea-improv setting with Albert Cirera on tenor saxophone, Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, & Carlos Santos on field recordings & sine waves.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Nuno Torres / Paulo Galao: 3 Phases (II) Grey Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Nuno Torres / Paulo Galao:
3 Phases (II) Grey

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"3 Phases", or different aspects of the approach that violist Ernesto Rodrigues applies to improvisation, in three different groupings over three different days, all live at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018, here in an acoustic sax trio with strings, with Bruno Parrinha on soprano, Nuno Torres on alto, Paulo Galao on tenor sax.

Diceros (Rodrigues / Mira / Silva / Curado / Almeida / Chagas /...): 3 Phases (III) Black Diceros (Rodrigues / Mira / Silva / Curado / Almeida / Chagas /...):
3 Phases (III) Black

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"3 Phases", or 3 aspects of the approach that violist Ernesto Rodrigues applies to improvisation, in 3 different groupings over 3 different concerts at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, here in an electroacoustic ensemble with Miguel Mira, Guilherme Rodrigues, Joao Silva, Eduardo Chagas, Paulo Curado, Noel Taylor, Miguel Almeida, Andre Holzer, Andre Hencleeday, Carlos Santos, and Joao Valinho.

Fages, Ferran : Detuning Series For Guitar Fages, Ferran :
Detuning Series For Guitar

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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The 2nd part of a trilogy for guitar and sinetones composed between 2015-18, alongside "What Might Occur (Rereadings of Triadic Memories by Morton Feldman for guitar and sinewaves)" (2015-17) and "Un Lloc Entre Dos Records" (2017); this work, originally written in 2016, and revised in 2018, is heard in a recording at GMEA, France, with guitarist Benjamin Maumus.

Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver / Nels Cline: What Is To Be Done Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver / Nels Cline:
What Is To Be Done

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The first release from the trio of Nels Cline, Gerald Cleaver, and Larry Ochs in a 2016 concert at Gallery5 Arts, in Richmond, Virginia, captured as part of the trio's series touring around the Northeast each December since 2015, playing what Larry Ochs describes as music that "seeks sonically to soothe, to inspire, and to conspire", in three urgent and powerful improvisations.

TGB (Carolino / Delgado / Frazao): III TGB (Carolino / Delgado / Frazao):
III

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 3rd Clean Feed album from this Portuguese band of unusual orchestration and intentions that cross jazz and rock idioms, from the trio of Sergio Carolino on tuba, Mario Delgado on guitar, and Alexandre Frazao on drums, with rapid fire attacks and tight compositional moments balanced by wonderful open, sonic moments, surprising with a cover of King Crimson's "Starless".

Conde, Alberto Iberian Roots Trio: The Wake Of An Artist - Tribute To Bernardo Sassetti Conde, Alberto Iberian Roots Trio:
The Wake Of An Artist - Tribute To Bernardo Sassetti

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A tribute to pianist and composer Bernardo Sassetti from a trio that includes two members of Sassetti's Trio--bassist Carlos Barretto and drummer Alexandre Frazao, along with pianist Alberto Conde and violist Jose Valente, as they interpret Sassetti compositions, a Federico Mompou Sassetti played frequently, along with original compositions from all members.

Mathisen's, Jorgen Instant Light: Mayhall's Object Mathisen's, Jorgen Instant Light:
Mayhall's Object

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Jorgen Mathisen (The Core) composes for and leads his quartet with fellow Norwegian players Erlend Slettevoll on piano, Trygve Waldemar Fiske on double bass, and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen on drums, through six lyrical free jazz compositions, often in a Coltrane mode, his music influenced by sci-fi, Sun Ra, and Philip K. Dick; a solid record of modern jazz.

Wschod (Pinheiro / Kozera / Suchar): Wschod Wschod (Pinheiro / Kozera / Suchar):
Wschod

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Red Trio pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro joins Polish free improvisers, drummer Kuba Suchar from the European band Robotobibok, which became Mikrokolektyw, and double bassist Zbigniew Kozera from Sundogs and LEM, for five collective improvisations, diverse and dynamic dialogs of profound technique and creative intention.

Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues : Ljubljana Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Ljubljana

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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German violinist & composer Dietrich Petzold joins violist Ernesto Rodrigues and cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, Petzold bringing along a viola, clavichord and bowed metal objects, as the three perform live at SKUC Gallery, in Ljubljana, Slovenia for the 6 improvisations that build from languid tonal environments to detailed, rapid improv, all with remarkable control and patience.

Ianes, Luis: Antiguas Construcciones Utiles (Crusoe) Ianes, Luis:
Antiguas Construcciones Utiles (Crusoe)

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With references to "Robinson Crusoe" and titles referencing islands, the sea and shipwrecks, Argentinian guitarist living in Brooklyn, NY, Luis Ianes (Parias Ensemble) records his album that roughly translates to "Useful Ancient Constructions", using effects to create percussive, accompanying, and aquatic sounds, sometimes idiosyncratic, always interesting.

Caines, Ron / Martin Archer Axis: Les Oiseaux de Matisse Caines, Ron / Martin Archer Axis:
Les Oiseaux de Matisse

(Discus -- UK )

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Saxophonist Ron Caines, who led the innovative band East of Eden in the late 60s, joins a septet including Martin Archer on reeds & electronics, Laura Cole on keys, Gus Garside on bass, Johnny Hunter on drums, Graham Clark on violin & guitar, and Herve Perez in live sound processing & shakuhachi as they merge improv with real time processing and studio collage.

Dias, Jose : After Silence, Vol.1 Dias, Jose :
After Silence, Vol.1

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Portuguese guitarist Jose Dias steps away from his quartet and trio, and from the many scores for theatre, contemporary dance and animation film that he's composed, to focus on his solo electric guitar work, in this album that applies subtle affects and a warm, ethereal ambiance to expressive and passionate pieces, each conveying a sense of narrative and purpose.

Cole, Laura: Enough [2 CDS] Cole, Laura:
Enough [2 CDS]

(Discus -- UK )

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Pianist Laura Cole's first solo album presents 2 CDs; the first a collection of arrangements of pieces given to Cole for the album from friends and colleagues, including Robert Mitchell, Alex Wilson, Nikki Iles, Jason Yarde and Corey Mwamba; the 2nd disc, "As Warm As The Sun" is a collection of compositions and improvisations by Cole herself.

Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): Hiljaisuus [VINYL] Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon):
Hiljaisuus [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Kuzu is a hard-charging but patient trio that came together in the fall of 2017, after saxophonist Dave Rempis, a stalwart of the Chicago improvised music scene, worked with both Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums) individually as part of a lengthy solo tour of the U.S.; this new trio is captured at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in an intense and dynamic live set.

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Theta Four Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
Theta Four

(Discus -- UK )

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Declaring Terry Riley, Magma, Krautrock, and Sun Ra as influences, this is the fourth album from wind and keyboard player Martin Archer's Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, an augmented six-piece UK ensemble whose rock affinities also embrace improvisation and minimalism, a heady mix of virtuosic playing with melodic intention and extremely detailed tapestries of sound; dreamy and elegiac.

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Das Rad Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
Das Rad

(Discus -- UK )

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Influenced by progressive rock, kosmiche, and fusion forms, the UK trio Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars & electronics, Martin Archer on sax, reeds, winds, keys and electronics, Steve Dinsdale on drums and percussion, and Julie Archer on voice, bringing 70s sounds to modern sensibilities and superb creative playing, a great achievement.

Brighton, Ian: Imaginings Brighton, Ian:
Imaginings

(FMR -- UK )

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Looking back and fondly imagining some of the locations and configuration that UK guitarist Ian Brighton played in the 70s, Brighton developed the pieces on this album, each compositions varying the personnel from life-long partners (Taylor, Wachsmann, Mattos) to musicians Brighton has performed with since his 2016 return to improvisation (Carrier, Beresford, Metcalfe).

Shock Troops: Central Dada Time Shock Troops:
Central Dada Time

(FMR -- UK )

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Recorded in 1989 and only now released, this studio album includes Pat Thomas on keys & electronics in a sextet with guitar & bass, synth, turntables, electronic wind instruments, drum machines, samplers, &c., merging ea-improv approaches with disruptively odd asides, fragmented voices, and swelling interventions, making something otherworldly out of then-revelatory technology.

Tilbury, John / Keith Rowe / Kjell Bjorgeengen: Sissel Tilbury, John / Keith Rowe / Kjell Bjorgeengen:
Sissel

(Sofa Music -- Norway )

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AMM alumni, pianist John Tilbury and guitarist Keith Rowe, join with Norwegian performer/conceptualist Kjell Bjorgeengen, whose work is often an amalgamation of sound waves, moving images and lights; here Kjell suggested a painting by Nicolas Poussin as a focal point for the trio's improvisation at this performance in Stavanger, Norway.

Johnson, Tom : Spaces . An Hour For Piano Johnson, Tom :
Spaces . An Hour For Piano

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two works for solo piano from composer Tom Johnson and performed by Keiko Shichijo; "Spaces" was written after his teacher, Morton Feldman, helped Johnson elucidate his voice as a composer through a study of chords; "An Hour for Piano" was written in 1971 based on a series of short, improvisatory sketches written for modern dance, merged and expanded to exactly one hour.

Hifiklub: E Lisboa Hifiklub:
E Lisboa

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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A collaborative French instrumental rock band led by and with compositions from the core quartet of Anthony Belguise (drums), Jean-Loup Faurat (guitar), Regis Laugier (bass) and Nico Morcillo (guitar), with a list of 22 international guests across 8 songs and instrumentals, including Rafael Toral, Maria Radich, Paulo Furtado, Carlos Zingaro, Rui Carvalho, &c.

Zwerv (Taubenfeld / Vicente / Lucifero / Zwerver / Chientaroli / ven der Weide / Hadow): Music From Zwerv (Taubenfeld / Vicente / Lucifero / Zwerver / Chientaroli / ven der Weide / Hadow):
Music From Any Moment

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Guitarist Henk Zwerver leads this collective free improvising band in their second release, now extended to a septet with the addition of Salvoandrea Lucifero on trombone, joining Zwerver: Ziv Taubenfeld on bass clarinet, Luis Vicente on trumpet, Nico Chientaroli on piano, Raoul ven der Weide on double bass, objects, and George Hadow on drums.

Baumann, Franziska / Udo Schindler: Blue Sonic Vibrations Baumann, Franziska / Udo Schindler:
Blue Sonic Vibrations

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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German saxophonist and leader of the Salon for Klang + Kunst started the Improx, or "The X for the Unknown and the Unheard" with Gunnar Geisse, here in the third edition of the series with Swiss free improvising vocalist Franziska Baumann, captured live at two performances in 2018 in Germany & Switzerland, for unusual, quick-witted and innovative interchanges.

Space Trio (Bratanov / Hajigrudev / Angelov): Space Trio Space Trio (Bratanov / Hajigrudev / Angelov):
Space Trio

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An album of free improvisation from the Bulgarian trio of Jivko Bratanov on piano, Vasil Hajigrudev on double bass, and Georgi Angelov on percussion, obliquely referencing the jazz tradition while steering from idiomatic tendencies, pushing themselves through dialog that emphasizes unusual sounds through technique, with a strong percussive element from all players.

Smith, Wadada Leo / Sabu Toyozumi: Burning Meditation Smith, Wadada Leo / Sabu Toyozumi:
Burning Meditation

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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"Burning" is an accurate description of the energetic, spiritual and enthusiastic duo of Japanese percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and NY trumpet legend Wadada Leo Smith, also performing on koto, flute, percussion and voice, caught live at C.S Akarenga in Yamaguchi City for 6 stunning dialogs, including one dedicated to late trumpeter Don Cherry.

Smith, Wadada Leo / Sabu Toyozumi: Burning Meditation [VINYL] Smith, Wadada Leo / Sabu Toyozumi:
Burning Meditation [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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"Burning" is an accurate description of the energetic, spiritual and enthusiastic duo of Japanese percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and NY trumpet legend Wadada Leo Smith, also performing on koto, flute, percussion and voice, caught live at C.S Akarenga in Yamaguchi City for 6 stunning dialogs, including one dedicated to late trumpeter Don Cherry.

Nabatov, Simon / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway : Luminous Nabatov, Simon / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway :
Luminous

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Twelve dialogs of burning, intuitive and astute free improvisation from three players steeped in the form--Simon Nabatov on piano, Barry Guy on double bass, and Gerry Hemingway on drums & marimba, performing live at LOFT in Cologne, Germany in 2015, an essential example of modern creative playing that surprises and enlightens with repeated listens.

Jones Jones (Larry Ochs / Mark Dresser / Vladimir Tarasov): A Jones In Time Saves Nine [VINYL] Jones Jones (Larry Ochs / Mark Dresser / Vladimir Tarasov):
A Jones In Time Saves Nine [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The 3rd album from the trio of Larry Ochs (Rova Saxophone Quartet) on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Downtown NY mainstay and West Coast migrant Mark Dresser on bass, and Ganelin Trio alumnus Vladimir Tarasov on drums and percussion, in four superb examples of collective improvisation captured live in two concerts in Berkeley and San Diego, CA in 2016.

Kuchen, Martin / Rafal Mazur: Baza  [VINYL] Kuchen, Martin / Rafal Mazur:
Baza [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A unique freely improvised sax and bass duo from Angles leader Martin Kuchen on alto and sopranino saxophones, and Rafal Mazur on acoustic bass guitar, recording live at BAZA Club in Krakow, Poland in 2017 they perform the two part "Baza", initiating with mastery and determination, morphing to more meditative playing, and ending with impressive assertion.

Brown, Marion / Dave Burrell: Live At The Black Musicians' Conference, 1981 Brown, Marion / Dave Burrell:
Live At The Black Musicians' Conference, 1981

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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In 1981 Archie Shepp and Roman Wiggins coordinated the University of Massachusettes's week-long event of workshops, concerts & lectures focused on modern jazz, the opening concert the wonderfully sophisticated duo of alto saxophonist Marion Brown and pianist Dave Burrell peforming 7 pieces of compositions from each, plus two Strayhorn pieces, ending with "Lush Life"; essential.

Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi: Banka [VINYL] Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi:
Banka [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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NoBusiness continues their essential 70's reissue series of renowned Japanese free improvisers, here in an LP and extended CD edition of the live duo of percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and saxophonist Kaoru Abe on alto, soprano & sopranino saxophones, the LP presenting their 1978 concert at Gaja, Hatsudai in Tokyo, the CD extended with a live set at Minor, Kichijoji the same year.

Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi: Mannyoka Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi:
Mannyoka

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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NoBusiness continues their essential 70's reissue series of renowned Japanese free improvisers, here in an LP and extended CD edition of the live duo of percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and saxophonist Kaoru Abe on alto, soprano & sopranino saxophones, the LP presenting their 1978 concert at Gaja, Hatsudai in Tokyo, the CD extended with a live set at Minor, Kichijoji the same year.

Mockunas, Liudas: Hydro 2 Mockunas, Liudas:
Hydro 2

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The second volume of Lithuanian soprano and tenor saxophonist Liudas Mockunas's unusual album of water-based saxophone technique, augmenting the instrument by placing the bell of the sax into water, here in an epic live performance that uses both water and extreme technical skills and authoritative intent as he draws astoundingly diverse sounds from his instrument.

Derome, Jean : Sudoku pour Pygmees Derome, Jean :
Sudoku pour Pygmees

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The meticulous and magnificently creative mind of wind player and composer Jean Derome used a 2010 Sudoko puzzle as a guide for his "Sudoko Pour Pygmees", presented alongside "7 Dances (for 15)" and "5 Thoughts (for hard rubber)", performed by an octet of Montreal mainstays including Pierre Tanguay, Pierre Cartier, Guido Del Fabbro, Bernard Falaise, &c.

Butcher, John / Philippe Lauzier / Eric Normand: How Does This Happen? Butcher, John / Philippe Lauzier / Eric Normand:
How Does This Happen?

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The Montreal free improvising, experimenting duo "Not The Music" of bassist Eric Norman & bass clarinetist Philippe Lauzier invited UK saxophonist John Butcher for concerts in Ottawa and Montreal, recording the two impressive 5-part series heard on this album--"en consequence" (consequently) and "par irruption" (by bursting), of masterful and profoundly pensive prowess.

Tetreault, Martin : Plus de Snipettes!! Tetreault, Martin :
Plus de Snipettes!!

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A fun, odd and eccentric album constructed from extracts of hours of tape reels and audio cassettes by Montreal turntablist Martin Tetrault, a mix of plunderphonic sources, unusual turntable technique, and experimental audio collage drawn from an insanely diverse set of sources, in this sequel to his 1992 "Snipettes!" cassette, here with 31 new fascinating miniatures.

Vaczi, Daniel Multet: Reticular Vaczi, Daniel Multet:
Reticular

(FMR -- UK )

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A persuasive album of lyrical groove-based electric free improv from the Hungarian quintet of Daniel Vaczi on saxophones & piano, Balazs Horvath on double bass, Zsolt Sarvari Kovacs on drums, Marton Fenyvesi on electric guitar & effects and Aved Janos on saxophones, Vaczi also programming the Budapest Music Center's player piano in unusual ways for the 3-art "Fabula".

Shipp, Matthew / Mat Maneri: Conference Of The Mat/ts Shipp, Matthew / Mat Maneri:
Conference Of The Mat/ts

(RogueArt -- France )

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Starting with their 1994 "Critical Mass" album, and as a follow-up to pianist Matthew Shipp and violist Mat Maneri's initial duo on Hatology, "Gravitational Systems", the collaboration of pianist Matthew Shipp and violist Mat Maneri expands with this 13-part "Conference", in a freely improvised and empathetic music of force and fragile sophistication; beautiful.

Lewis, George / Roscoe Mitchell: Voyage And Homecoming Lewis, George / Roscoe Mitchell:
Voyage And Homecoming

(RogueArt -- France )

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The long-running association of Chicago legends, trombonist George Lewis and saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, are recorded live at CTM Festival at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, in Berlin in 2018, accompanied by Lewis' laptop adding a third voice that responds and generates textural and rhythmic accompaniment in response to the playing of both improvisers; impressive and exotic.

HMMH (Hetu / Martel / Mouchous / Hubsch): Fleur de chaos HMMH (Hetu / Martel / Mouchous / Hubsch):
Fleur de chaos

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A quartet of creative improvisers from Montreal--Joane Hetu (sax and voice), Pierre-Yves Martel (viola da gamba, harmonica), Emilie Mouchous (synth)--and from Germany--Carl Ludwig Hubsch (tuba)--blend conventional instruments with objects and profound techniques to create detailed and carefully controlled aural environments, enveloping the listener in rich, imaginative environments.

Haarla, Iro / Ulf Krokfors / Barry Altschul: Around Again | The Music Of Carla Bley Haarla, Iro / Ulf Krokfors / Barry Altschul:
Around Again | The Music Of Carla Bley

(Tum -- Finland )

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A magnificent tribute to the music of Carla Bley in 12 arrangements of Bley's early songbook, performed by a trio led by Finnish pianist and band leader Iro Haarla, with long-time associate Ulf Krokfors on double bass and free jazz legend and Bley associate, drummer Barry Altschul, in a heartfelt, lyrical and refined approach to Bley's elegant compositions.

Roger, Danielle Palardy : Cannibale Roger, Danielle Palardy :
Cannibale

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Composer/percussionist Danielle Palardy Roger's musical satire about capitalism, performed with some of Montreal's finest improvisers using conventional & unconventional instruments and voice, captured live at the Gesu Amphitheater, in Montreal in 2018: Michel F Cote, Andre Duchesne, Joane Hetu, Elizabeth Lima, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Alexander St-Onge, and Ida Toniato.

Freedman, Lori : Solor Freedman, Lori :
Solor

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The counterpart to Montreal bass clarinetist Lori Freedman's album "Excess" of recordings from her 11-city North American solo tour "The Virtuosity of Excess", this CD "Solor" was developed after that tour allowing Freedman to focus on her past and current creative work, presenting 5 of her solo compositions, 3 of which were written for the album, plus two improvisations.

Monicker (Scott Thomson / Arthur Bull / Roger Turner): Spine Monicker (Scott Thomson / Arthur Bull / Roger Turner):
Spine

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Legendary UK drummer Roger Turner and Canadian guitarist Arthur Bull, seasoned improvisers since the 70s and already working as a duo, joined with Montreal trombonist Scott Thomson during Thomson's 2017 residency in Halifax through suddenlyListen, touring and recording this album of propulsive and dynamic creative improvisation during their 2018 tour of Eastern Canada.

Whim Ensemble (Ofer Pelz / Preston Beebe): Pre-Fall Whim Ensemble (Ofer Pelz / Preston Beebe):
Pre-Fall

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Prepared piano and percussion from Ofer Pelz and Preston Beebe, the percussionist using a diverse set of approaches to drums, cymbals and devices, blurring the sonic distinctions with Israeli-born Montreal-based pianist Ofer Pelz, whose preparations transform the piano in remarkable ways as the two focus on time, texture, space, and ambiance through seven fascinating improvisations.

Sakata, Akira / Simon Nabatov / Takashi Seo / Darren Moore: Not Seeing Is A Flower Sakata, Akira / Simon Nabatov / Takashi Seo / Darren Moore:
Not Seeing Is A Flower

(Leo -- USA )

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An absolutely impressive example of collective free improvisation as the quartet of Japanese jazz masters Takashi Seo on acoustic bass and Akira Sakata on alto saxophone, clarinet, vocals, and percussion meet Australian Darren Moore on drums & percussion, and Russian Simon Nabatov on piano for an extended 6-part live set at Chiba's "Jazzspot" Candy.

Zuydervelt, Rutger : Sileen II Zuydervelt, Rutger :
Sileen II

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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An adaptation from "Sileen", a composition commissioned by Musica For The Festival Oortreders at Neerpelt, Belgium, 2016 performed with 50 members of a local music school; "Sileen II" was realized with only Gareth Davis on bass clarinet plus sounds from Machinefabriek, recorded in the same pitch and tempo as "Sileen', then slowed to half its speed and one octave lower.

Oliveros, Pauline: Early Electronic Works 1959-66 [VINYL 2 LPs] Oliveros, Pauline:
Early Electronic Works 1959-66 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Before her Deep Listening work and other noted output as an improviser, composer Pauline Oliveros made a systematic exploration of tape and electronic music from the late 1950s through the 1960s, recording these four fascinating and inventive pieces, which are collected in this strictly limited run of 400 copies on silver vinyl LP.

Oliveros, Pauline: Reverberations 1 [VINYL 2 LPs] Oliveros, Pauline:
Reverberations 1 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Important Records -- USA )

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Important Records released the 12-CD box set "Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970" in 2012, presenting an overview of Oliveros' experimental music along with early and unreleased music; this is the 1st volume in the vinyl Reverberations series, which will reissue those CDs on LP, here presenting two works: "Time Perspectives" and "Mnemonics".

Radigue, Eliane: Geelriandre / Arthesis [VINYL] Radigue, Eliane:
Geelriandre / Arthesis [VINYL]

(Important Records -- USA )

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Two hallucinatory works for keyboards that envelop their listeners in deep, slowly shifting sound, from composer and electronic explorer Eliane Radigues, the first "Geelriandre" from 1972 and realized on an ARP 2500 synthesizer, with Gerard Fremy on prepared piano; "Arthesis" from 1973 was realized by Radigue on a Moog Synthesizer at the University of Iowa.

Satie, Erik (Aleman / Vandromme): Socrate Satie, Erik (Aleman / Vandromme):
Socrate

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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A beautiful rendering of French composer Eric Satie's 1918 masterwork "Socrate", originally for four sopranos and chamber orchestra, here stripped to its essence as a duo with Olalla Aleman on soprano and Guy Vandromme on piano, maintaining Satie's characterist reserve and refinement in the 3 parts: "portrait of socrates"; "banks of the ilissus"; and "death of socrates".

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Sacred And Inviolable Phase Shift Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
Sacred And Inviolable Phase Shift

(Bam Balam Records -- France )

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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s studio album with 5 extended improvised psychedelic rock pieces from guitarist Kawabata Makoto, bassist Wolf, drummer Satoshima Nani, synth player Higashi Hiroshi, and new guitarist/vocalist Jyonson Tsu also on bouzouki; wonderfully detailed and completely spaced out rock from the Japanese masters of the form.

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

(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.

Smith, Wadada Leo: Rosa Parks: Pure Love Smith, Wadada Leo:
Rosa Parks: Pure Love

(Tum -- Finland )

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Inspired by the civil rights movement and the iconic Rosa Parks, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's album pays tribute through impressive compositional skills that merge work with RedKoral Quartet, Blue Trumpet Quartet, Diamond Voices, and Janus duo, featuring excerpts from Anthony Braxton, Steve McCall, Leroy Jenkins, and words from Martin Luther King Jr and a text by Rosa Parks.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Live In Brussels [2 CDs] Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Live In Brussels [2 CDs]

(Leo -- UK )

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The complete performance of alto saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp's concert at L'Archiduc, in Brussels, Belgium in 2017, two extended sets that reveal the intimate conversations between the two New Yorker's styles, in beautiful phrasing, extended expressions, and impressive mastery, as they merge free playing with innate lyricism.

Houle, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / Harris Eisenstadt: You Have Options Houle, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / Harris Eisenstadt:
You Have Options

(Songlines -- Canada )

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The Canadian trio of clarinetist Francois Houle, pianist Alexander Hawkins and drummer Harris Eisenstadt first met in 2014 for the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, taking several years to get them together again for this beautifully lyrical and sophisticated album of chamber jazz, with compositions from all three plus pieces by Steve Lacy, Andrew Hill and Charles Ives.

Freedman, Lori: Excess Freedman, Lori:
Excess

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Using voice, kick drum, electronics with immersive spatialization, and bass clarinet, Lori Freedman presents an exhilarating and impressive live performance at Montreal's Studio 270, exploring the beauty of extremes, her playing and incredible sense of timing the culmination of her 11-city North American tour titled "The Virtuosity of Excess"; absolutely impressive.

Brighton, Ian: Marsh Gas [REISSUE] Brighton, Ian:
Marsh Gas [REISSUE]

(FMR -- UK )

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Reissuing the 1977 album from UK guitarist Ian Brighton, written as an instrumental story for children, apparently very sophisticated children, in a mix of composed and freely improvised passages, using non-idiomatic approaches with unusual and extended techniques, open atmospheric passages and strange transitions, a peculiar and wonderful album of imaginative playing.

Niblock, Phill: Music For Cello Niblock, Phill:
Music For Cello

(Important Records -- USA )

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Collecting three pieces from composer Phil Niblock written in the '70s and early '80s, performed by cellist David Gibson, each a long-form acoustic drone with a focus on rhythms and overtones that rise from closely tuned instruments, Gibson's highly focused playing heard in multiple layers of differing scores to create each pieces hallucinatory effect; play loud!

Quatuor Bozzini: Phill Niblock: Boabab Quatuor Bozzini:
Phill Niblock: Boabab

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Montreal's Bozzini Quartet of Clemens Merkel (violin), Alissa Cheung (violin), Stephanie Bozzini (viola), and Isabelle Bozzini (cello) perform two Phil Niblock orchestral works exploring overtone patterns in acoustic instruments: "Disseminate" (1998) and "Baobab" (2011), which Niblock adapted for the quartet by arranging multiple tracks that are mixed into the final work.

Quatuor Bozzini: Simon Martin: Musique d'art Quatuor Bozzini:
Simon Martin: Musique d'art

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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The Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini of Alissa Cheung on violin, Clemens Merkel on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola, and Isabelle Bozzini on cello is extended with double bassist Pierre-Alexandre Maranda as they perform composer Simon Martin's work of long tones and timbres, exploring the nature and philosophy of sound, and our relationship to it.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Silva / Curado / Parrinha / Almeida / Santos / Valinho: Stratus Rodrigues, Ernesto / Silva / Curado / Parrinha / Almeida / Santos / Valinho:
Stratus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A live performance at Galeria Monumental, in Lisbon of diverse textures, extended techniques, and intent listening from the free improvising septet of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Joao Silva (trumpet), Paulo Curado (flute), Bruno Parrinha (alto sax & bass clarinet), Miguel Almeida (classical guitar), Carlos Santos (computer & synth), and Joao Valinho (snare drum & objects).

Cage, John / Guy Vandromme: Number Pieces (Piano) Cage, John / Guy Vandromme:
Number Pieces (Piano)

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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John Cage wrote his "Number Pieces" in the last years of his life, using his time bracket technique of short fragments allowing the performer flexibility in interpretation; each piece is titled for the number of performers and its ordinal position in the series, and most pieces are dedicated to a musician; here pianist Guy Vandromme performs three of the "One", or solo, series.

Evans-Weiler, Morgan / Michael Pisaro: Lines And Tracings Evans-Weiler, Morgan / Michael Pisaro:
Lines And Tracings

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Two compositions, one by composer Michael Pisaro and performed by the electroacoustic ensemble "Ordinary Affects" including violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler, then an acoustic composition from Evans-Weiler himself performed with violin, clarinet, cello, harpsichord and piano; both exquisite works that draw out tone and time in patiently unfolding fluidity.

Fages, Ferran : Un lloc entre dos records Fages, Ferran :
Un lloc entre dos records

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Submerging the listener into the immediacy of pure perception through the economy of materials and atemporality, Catalan guitarist Ferran Fages presents the 3rd piece of his trilogy for guitar and sinteones, referencing Feldman, Lucier and Szlavnics as he specifies tunings for the guitar accompanied by pure resonating sinetones used as memory vehicles or shadows.

Taylor, Mark R. : Aftermaths Taylor, Mark R. :
Aftermaths

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Works for solo piano by Mark R Taylor, beautifully played by Teodora Stepancic, the first CD release by a remarkable but neglected English composer whose piano works present a metrically rhythmicized exploration of a generative spectrum, here featuring works dating between 1979 and 2018 and performed by Serbian pianist Teodora Stepancic.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Sue Lynch / James O'Sullivan / Joe Wright : Iridescent Strand Chrysakis, Thanos / Sue Lynch / James O'Sullivan / Joe Wright :
Iridescent Strand

(Aural Terrains -- Greece )

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Very much in an AMM mold of electroacoustic improvisation, this album of intense cooperation and sonic depth presents five sections numbered by Roman numerals, performed in the studio by the adept and investigative quintet of Thanos Chrysakis on computer & synthesizers, Sue Lynch on reeds, James O'Sullivan on guitar, and Joe Wright on sax & dynamic feedback system.

 

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