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Drone Trio (Davis / Frith / Greenlief): Lantskap Logic Drone Trio (Davis / Frith / Greenlief):
Lantskap Logic

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Recording in the Bay Area at the Mills College Chapel in Oakland, the Drone Trio of Fred Frith on electric guitar, Phillip Greenlief using extended techniques on alto & tenor saxophones, and Evelyn Davis on the Chapel's pipe organ, use the natural resonance of the chapel and their masterful skills as improvisors to evolve fervid and powerfully sonorous environments.

Way Ahead, The (Roligheten / Alberts / Barno / Aleklint / Stahl / Hoyer / Ostvang): Bells, Ghosts An Way Ahead, The (Roligheten / Alberts / Barno / Aleklint / Stahl / Hoyer / Ostvang):
Bells, Ghosts And Other Saints

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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An incredibly informed and modern album of free jazz drawing on an Albert Ayler influence from the Norwegian and Swedish septet of Andre Roligheten on tenor saxophone, clarinet, Kristoffer Alberts on alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, Niklas Barno on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Mattias Stahl on vibraphone, Ola Hoyer on double bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums.

Toscano, Ricardo Quartet : Feat. Joao Pedro Coelho, Romeu Tristao & Joao Lopes Pereira Toscano, Ricardo Quartet :
Feat. Joao Pedro Coelho, Romeu Tristao & Joao Lopes Pereira

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Ricardo Toscano's Quartet with Joao Pedro Coelho on piano, Romeu Tristao on bass, and Joao Lopes Pereira on drums, a great example of modern Portuguese mainstream jazz that pays homage to the masters of bop and the Blue Note era, in a lyrical album of Toscano original compositions, alongside a rendering of Herbie Hancock's "The Sorcerer".

Zanuttini, Flavio Opacipapa: Born Baby Born Zanuttini, Flavio Opacipapa:
Born Baby Born

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Italian trumpeter Falvio Zanuttini (Arbe Garbe) leads his bassless trio with Piero Bittolo Bon on alto sax and Marco D'Orlando on drums through 8 Zanuttini compositions, exciting free jazz with a lyrical bent and a playful attitude, the unique orchestration driving the players into post-bop territory with great parallel interaction in the horns and swinging drums - impressive!

Loriot, Frantz / Christian Wolfarth: The Call [VINYL] Loriot, Frantz / Christian Wolfarth:
The Call [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

Price: $22.95    

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Two unconventional and experimenting improvisers--French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot and Swiss percussionist Christian Wolfarth--in a deceptive album of acoustic improvisation that elusively takes on electric qualities in the hands of these two innovators, seducing the listener through unusual twists and turns of perfectly paced interactions.

Clarke, Zack: Mesophase Clarke, Zack:
Mesophase

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Mesophase: matter that is neither liquid or solid, sharing properties of both; pianist and electronic artistZack Clarke's inspired album shares properties of improvisation, experimental/ea and through-composed music, performed with fellow NY-ers Chris Irvine (cello), Charlotte Greve (winds), Nick Dunston (double bass), and Leonid Galaganov ( percussion, waterphone & shakuhachi).

Cusa, Francesco & The Assassins Meets Duccio Bertini: Black Poker Cusa, Francesco & The Assassins Meets Duccio Bertini:
Black Poker

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Italian free improv quartet The Assassins (Francesco Cusa, drums; Giulio Stermieri, piano; Flavio Zanuttini, trumpet; Giovanni Benvenuti, sax) joins toget with the classical chamber string ensemble, Florence Art Quartet (Daniele Iannaccone, violin; Lorenzo Borneo violin; Agostino Mattioni, viola; Cristiano Sacchi, cello) in a wonderful hybrid of both approaches.

Hamar Trio (Holm / Faustino / Morao): Yesterday Is Here Hamar Trio (Holm / Faustino / Morao):
Yesterday Is Here

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Drawing from two live performances, one at Salao Brazil in Coimbra, the other at SMUP Parede in Portugal, from the trio of Norwegian multi-reedist Klaus Ellerhusen Holm (Ballrog), and Portuguese double bassist Hernani Faustino (Red Trio) and drummer/percussionist Nuno Morao (The Selva), for four spontaneous improvisations of great depth and mastery.

Raia, Antonio : Asylum Raia, Antonio :
Asylum

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Naples tenor saxophonist Antonio Raia's album of solo saxophone improvisations employs a mix of traditional and unusual techniques in 12 concise pieces that fragment "scraps" of melody into a diverse ruminating streams, recorded at the city's Filangeri Asylum by sound artist Renato Fiorito, using ten microphones to capture the unique qualities of the space.

Raia, Antonio : Asylum [VINYL] Raia, Antonio :
Asylum [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $22.95    

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Naples tenor saxophonist Antonio Raia's album of solo saxophone improvisations employs a mix of traditional and unusual techniques in 12 concise pieces that fragment "scraps" of melody into a diverse ruminating streams, recorded at the city's Filangeri Asylum by sound artist Renato Fiorito, using ten microphones to capture the unique qualities of the space.

Chicago Edge Ensemble (Phillips / Drake / Williams / Bishop / Pablan): Insidious Anthem Chicago Edge Ensemble (Phillips / Drake / Williams / Bishop / Pablan):
Insidious Anthem

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $16.95    

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Drawing together some of Chicago's finest improvisers--leader Dan Phillips on guitar, Mars Williams on saxophones, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Krzysztof Pabian on double bass, and Hamid Drake on drums--for their second album, a balance set of creative jazz tunes with solid compositions that lend themsevles to exultant soloing, unusual sonic moments, and great collective playing.

Ikui Doki (Bernado / Mayot / Rinaudo): Ikui Doki Ikui Doki (Bernado / Mayot / Rinaudo):
Ikui Doki

(Ayler -- France )

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Winners of the Jazz Migration and tour JMF 2018, the chamber jazz trio of Sophie Bernado (bassoon), Hugues Mayot (saxophone & clarinet) and Rafaelle Rinaudo (harp & effects) share their passion for creative music that embraces composition and improvisation, springboarding off composers like Debussy while transferring warmth and vision into free jazz; magnificent.

Nabatov, Simon String Trio: Situations Nabatov, Simon String Trio:
Situations

(Leo -- UK )

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As much a composed work as a work of improvisation, pianist and composer Simon Nabatov's String Trio with Garteh Lubbe on viola and Ben Davis perform six Nabatov compositions, chamber jazz works that express in both buyouantly intricate and languourosly beautiful abstraction, each piece leaving room for each player to improvise and express themselves.

Watts, Heath / M.J. Williams / Nancy Owens / Blue Armstrong : Sensoria Watts, Heath / M.J. Williams / Nancy Owens / Blue Armstrong :
Sensoria

(Leo -- UK )

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Saxophonist Heath Watts' 3rd Leo release is an album of free improvisation with three Montana jazz mavens--Blue Armstrong on double bass, MJ Williams on trombone, piano & melodica, and Nancy Owens on violin--in nine recordings of sophisticated and intelligent interaction that naturally evolves new directions of irrepressibly enjoyable and diverse conversation.

Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble: Citromfa [2CDS] Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble:
Citromfa [2CDS]

(FMR -- UK )

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Violist Szilard Mezei's Serbian jazz-folk group Tul a Tiszan Innen Ensemble is a twelve-piece band that functions as a small orchestra playing a range from complex to spacious compositions and arrangements from Mezei, using themes from Hungarian folk songs from Vojvodina to create expansive compositions over which the adept members of his ensemble improvise.

Walter, Weasel : Curses Walter, Weasel :
Curses

(Ugexplode -- USA )

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Drummer/percussionist and electronic artist Weasel Walter's solo album presents 99 tracks that represent 4 large movements of "detailed abstract madness", titled "Curse Against Humanity", "Casting Destruction", "Ode To The Death Of Enemies", and "Cursed in Eternity", each a vicious and intensely captivating set of elusive movement in accord and discord; fascinating.

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan: Preludes And Prepositions Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan:
Preludes And Prepositions

(ChapChap Records -- Japan )

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Three extended free improvisations recorded in 2017 in Cubao Quezon City from the trio of Rick Countryman on alto saxophone, Simon Tan on acoustic bass, and Japense first generation free improviser Sabu Toyozumi on drums & Erhu (a 2-stringed Chinese instrument), as the trio take their listeners on a marathon session of inspired and playing.

Surruralists, Les (Bull / Normand / Grossman / Jacques / Berirau): La Way Qu'a Do Surruralists, Les (Bull / Normand / Grossman / Jacques / Berirau):
La Way Qu'a Do

(Tour de Bras -- France )

Price: $14.95    

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Slyly crossing modern improv and EAI approaches in a surreal take on early bottleneck, banjo and slide blues styles from the Quebec quintet of Arthur Bull on harmonica, voice, guitar, electronics, Eric Normand on banjo, voice, bass, Ben Grossman on "old wheel", Anne-Francoise Jacques on engines, and Gabriel Rochette on trombone; sincere and eccentric.

Bailey, Derek / Vertrek Ensemble  : Departures Bailey, Derek / Vertrek Ensemble :
Departures

(Volatile Records -- Canada )

Price: $7.95    

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After only their first album as a duo, the Edmonton, Canada duo Vertrek Ensemble of Vadim Budman on electric and acoustic guitar & cornet and Ron de Jong on percussion, travelled to London in 1998 to record a session with legendary free improviser Derek Bailey, this album of open-minded, uniquely voiced and beautifully captured improvisation the result.

Plant (Jim Denley / Eric Normand): II Plant (Jim Denley / Eric Normand):
II

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Separated by 1,000 KMs and speaking a different language, the collaboration of Quebec bassist Eric Normand and Australian saxophonist Jim Denley, both dedicated experimenters, share a common aesthetic in free improvisation as they release their third album: five dialogs using reeds, electric bass, drums, objects and tools to create unusual sonic conversations.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Oneness [3 CDs] Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Oneness [3 CDs]

(Leo -- USA )

Price: $42.95    

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A significant release culminating the partnership of saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp, a distillation of their work after 8 duo recordings and dozens of collaborative albums, this 3 CD presents their work together in nearly telepathic terms: sympathetic and intimate without irascibility, a beautiful and introspective reflection of a shared ethic.

Carlson, Dustin (w/ Mitchell / Gentile / Hopkins / Morgan / Trudel / Gouker): Air Ceremony Carlson, Dustin (w/ Mitchell / Gentile / Hopkins / Morgan / Trudel / Gouker):
Air Ceremony

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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A strong album of modern creative jazz from New York guitarist Dustin Carlson, in a septet with Matt Mitchell on synth, Kate Gentile on drums, Adam Hopkins on bass, Nathaniel Morgan on alto saxophone, Eric Trudel on baritone saxophone, Danny Gouker on trumpet, sophisticated, intricate, lyrical and compelling compositions driving the enthusiasm and exuberance of their "ceremony"!

O'Dwyer, Aine / Graham Lambkin: Green Ways [2 CDs] O'Dwyer, Aine / Graham Lambkin:
Green Ways [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $23.95    

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A unique sound document originally envisioned as a sound map of Ireland, collecting and composing with live recordings from performances in Doon, Dungarvan, Plaistow, Shoreditch, Singo & Stratford, using song, sound, spoken word, extraneous, ambient recordings and abstract and unidentifiable elements, making for an absolutely fascinating and somewhat bizarre album; recommended.

Frey, Jurg : 120 Pieces of Sound Frey, Jurg :
120 Pieces of Sound

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Two distinct works by Swiss composer and bass clarinetist Jurg Frey: the 1st, recorded in Connecticut, a quintet composition from 2009 for bass clarinet, cello, violin, keyboard and electric guitar, Frey's harmonies creating an open instrumentation for the clarinet and cello; the second a 1997 composition for multitimbral field recordings and bass clarinet.

Thut, Stefan : about Thut, Stefan :
about

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Composer & cellist Stefan Thut performs his composition with Ryoko Akama (electronics), Stephen Chase (guitar), Eleanor Cully (piano), Patrick Farmer (metal percussion), and lo wie (tingsha), where half of the group allow single percussive, ringing or electronic sounds to decay, as the other half play high register pitches, in between walking "about" and uttering monosyllabic words.

de Asis, Clara : Without de Asis, Clara :
Without

(elsewhere -- USA )

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French composer and guitarist Clara De Asis composed the extended soundwork "Without" for the duo of Erik Carlson (violin) and Greg Stuart (percussion), defining a precise framework for the position and duration of each sound section and silence, with outlines for texture, volume, use of tone or noise, and percussive materials, but leaving space for many of the performers' choices.

Insect-ions (Pascal Landry / Mick Barr): out.over.forever Insect-ions (Pascal Landry / Mick Barr):
out.over.forever

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Acoustic guitar intermeshes with electric guitar as Canadian guitarist Pascal Landry and New York guitarist Mick Barr, both of whom play in heavy rock and free improvisation settings, meet in Queens, NY to record this intense album of free playing using a diverse set of approaches, intertwining their strings in an insectile swarm of notes and timbres.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Vertek Ensemble: Dimsum, Dodgers, And Dangerous Nights Chadbourne, Eugene / Vertek Ensemble:
Dimsum, Dodgers, And Dangerous Nights

(Volatile Records -- Canada )

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Documenting the meeting of guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, also singing on "If I Were a Bell", with the Edmonton, CA-based Vertrek Ensemble of Ron de Jong on percussion and Vadim Budman on guitars and trumpet, in a city Chadbourne lived in 25 years prior, as he returns for a serious and well recorded album of informed free improv, plus one solo Chad track from a concert during his visit.

Zorn, John: In A Convex Mirror Zorn, John:
In A Convex Mirror

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Three pieces of "sonic voodoo" with John Zorn improvising on saxophone over the hypnotic Hatian influenced drumming of Ches Smith, while Downtown NY experimenter Ikue Mori provides swirls of sound and other aural additions, Zorn's incredible technique, lyrical skills and unusual twists and turns keeping the listener captivated over compelling and rich rhythm.

BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Kurilo): Sunstroke BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Kurilo):
Sunstroke

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Super heavy free jazz with a rock sensibility that also quotes and references the greats, including a track dedicated to Charles Mingus, from the Moscow trio of Dmitry Lapshin on double bass, Anton Ponomarev on saxophone, and Yaroslav Kurilo on drums, founded in 2008 but only now gaining global acknowledgement of their informed and ferocious brand of improv.

BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Kurilo): Sunstroke [VINYL] BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Kurilo):
Sunstroke [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $22.95    

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Super heavy free jazz with a rock sensibility that also quotes and references the greats, including a track dedicated to Charles Mingus, from the Moscow trio of Dmitry Lapshin on double bass, Anton Ponomarev on saxophone, and Yaroslav Kurilo on drums, founded in 2008 but only now gaining global acknowledgement of their informed and ferocious brand of improv.

Mitchell, Roscoe Sextet: Sound Mitchell, Roscoe Sextet:
Sound

(Delmark -- USA )

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A much-need reissue of saxophone, reed & wind player Roscoe Mitchell's landmark 1966 free jazz album, advancing the concepts of the AACM through improvisation that incorporates texture, space, and interaction in free playing that doesnt't rely on cathartic playing, but instead uses collective exploration of "sound", opening doors to new and still-modern approaches to jazz.

Dunmall, Paul / Alan Niblock / Mark Sanders: Dark Energy Dunmall, Paul / Alan Niblock / Mark Sanders:
Dark Energy

(FMR -- UK )

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Recording in the studio in Derry, North Ireland in 2015, the trio of saxophonist Paul Dunmall on tenor with Alan Niblock on bass and Mark Sanders on drums present 5 exemplary jazz improvisations, Dunmall slowly building his solos with incredible displays of dexterity, but also with beautiful lyrical smears and expressions, as the bass and drums flurry around him; profound.

Ambarchi, Oren & Jim O'Rourke w/ Special Guest U-Zhaan: Hence [VINYL] Ambarchi, Oren & Jim O'Rourke w/ Special Guest U-Zhaan:
Hence [VINYL]

(Editions Mego -- Austria )

Price: $23.95    

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Accompanied by Japanese master tabla player U-zhaan, the 3rd album from Australian guitarist and experimenter Oren Ambarchi and Chicago/NY/Japan musician Jim O'Rourke uses U-zhaan's warmly active rhythms as a platform for shifting sounds and resonant repetition, hypnotic and psychedelic as it draws the listener into wonderful swirls of sound.

Carrier, Francois  / Michel Lambert / John Edwards: Elements Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / John Edwards:
Elements

(FMR -- UK )

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Two concerts, one at l'Klectik Art Lab in London, one at the 20th Festival Jazz Cerkno, 2015, from the free improvising trio of Quebec saxophonist Francois Carrier and drummer Michel Lambert, and UK bassist John Edwards, three exemplary examples of modern free improvisation taking an excursive approach that reveals earnest lyricism and propulsive rhythm.

Mezei, Szilard / Albert Markos Duo: KOD Mezei, Szilard / Albert Markos Duo:
KOD

(FMR -- UK )

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Improvised duos between Serbian violist Szilard Mezei and Hungarian cellist Albert Markos, for more than 15 years, with two previous albums recorded (Korom (Creative Sources, 2008), and Dr (Bandcamp, 2016), this third album presents 5 interconnected works of subtle and impressive technique as the two string players trade approaches in a fascinating conversation.

Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet: Eudaimonia Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet:
Eudaimonia

(FMR -- UK )

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The Portuguese ensemble Nau Quartet led by alto saxophonist Jose Lencastre, with Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano and Hernani Faustino on bass (both members of Red Trio) plus Joao Lencastre on drums, in their second album of beautifully hazy improvisation, building and receding in authoritative conversations of innovative and inspired playing; excellent.

Allaway, Mark / Malcolm Ball / Paul Downing: Free Trio Allaway, Mark / Malcolm Ball / Paul Downing:
Free Trio

(FMR -- UK )

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A trio of prodigious UK improvisers--saxophonist Mark Allaway (Quadrophonic woodwind group, Itchy Fingers); drummer Mark Ball who has worked in improv and contemporary music, and is a noted Ondes Martenot player; and bassist and composer Paul Downing--in an album of explorative and embracing improvisation with lyrical and relaxed approaches to jazz.

Halvorson, Mary / Joe Morris: Traversing Orbits Halvorson, Mary / Joe Morris:
Traversing Orbits

(RogueArt -- France )

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Two of this generation's most influential and skilled guitarists, Mary Halvorson and Joe Morris bring their distinct styles and jaw-dropping mastery of their instruments into a duo of collective improvisation, neither player using effects but instead impressing by (often high-speed) lyricism, incredibly precise interaction, and the warmth their long association brings to them.

Lussier, Rene  : Quintette Lussier, Rene :
Quintette

(Circum-Disc -- France )

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Canadian guitarist Rene Lussier formed this quintette in 2016, with Julie Houle on tuba & euphonium, Luzio Altobelli on accordion, and drummers Marton Maderspach & Robbie Kuster, to play the intricate and lyrical pieces he developed, where up to five parts are overlaid at any given time, though the listener only hears the wonderful interplay and exultation of the resulting music.

J. & F. Band, The (Fonda / Jaimoe / Tononi + Bjorkenheim, Caruso, Mandarini, Paganelli): From The Ro J. & F. Band, The (Fonda / Jaimoe / Tononi + Bjorkenheim, Caruso, Mandarini, Paganelli):
From The Roots To The Sky [2 CDs]

(Long Song Records -- Canada )

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Outstanding instrumental work as New York improvising bassist Joe Fonda and Allman Brothers drummer Jaimoe join forces with Italian jazz musicians Tiziano Tononi, Alberto Mandarini, Gianluigi Paganelli, Beppe Caruso and Finnish guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim, plus a host of guest musicians, as they hybridize jazz, rock, blues, avant and jam music with consummate skill.

Kuchen, Martin / Ed Pettersen / Roger Turner: The End Of The Universe Kuchen, Martin / Ed Pettersen / Roger Turner:
The End Of The Universe

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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Swedish saxophonist Martin Kuchen (Angles), US guitarist Ed Pettersen, and UK percussionist Roger Turner join together in London for a studio album of improvisations referencing the vastness of space through the exploration of textures and sounds, influenced by the "Interstellar Transmissions" album that improvised with the sounds of the Voyager spacecraft.

Massaro, Francesco: Maniera Nera Massaro, Francesco:
Maniera Nera

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Translating to "Black Manner", saxophonist and electroacoustic artist Francesco Massaro, a member of the Italian band Bestiario, presents a dark and troubling album of intense and power solo saxophone and acousmatic accompaniment, which he refers to as "fixed media", each of the 8 pieces referencing musicians including Lenoci, La Volpe, &c.; enigmatic and superb.

AntiClan: Volcano Hour AntiClan:
Volcano Hour

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With two members from Rotterdam's Albatre band--alto saxophonist Hugo Costa and drummer Philipp Ernsting--plus Mexican guitarist residing in Rotterdamn Josue Amador, this free jazz trio uses a diverse set of approaches that is more reflective and experimental than the jazz/punk of Albatre, yet still balances introspection and experimenation with assertive playing.

New Monuments (Dietrich / Spencer / Hall): New Earth New Monuments (Dietrich / Spencer / Hall):
New Earth

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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Burning free improvisation from the New Monument trio of saxophonist Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus), violinist/vocalist C. Spencer Yeh, and drummer Ben Hall ( Graveyards), their 3rd formal album after releases on Bocian and Important Records, as the trio tangle strings, reeds and drums in a turbulent set of improvisations that scorch the earth to make something new.

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan: The Center of Contradiction Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan:
The Center of Contradiction

(ChapChap Records -- Japan )

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A live recording from Quezon City, Philippines of the free improvising trio of Sabu Toyozumi on drums, Rick Countryman on alto saxophone, and Simon Tan on acoustic bass, bring the first generation Japanese free improviser together with some of the Philippines' brightest free players for two extended improvisations of lyrical excursions and solid and often surprising rhythmic response.

Wachsmann / Taylor / Mattos / Brighton: Strings Wachsmann / Taylor / Mattos / Brighton:
Strings

(FMR -- UK )

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Three strings, percussion and electronics from the quartet of Phillip Wachsmann on violin, electronics, Trevor Taylor on percussion, electronics, Marcio Mattos on bass, cello, electronics, and Ian Brighton on electric guitar, which grew out of the 2016 return of guitarist Ian Brighton and his String Thing, released on FMR as "Reunion: Live From Cafe Oto".

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Richard Scott: We Still Have Bodies Rodrigues, Ernesto / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Richard Scott:
We Still Have Bodies

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Nine numbered improvisations for viola, cello and analog synth from the trio of Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues and Richard Scott, recorded live at Audience, in Berlin, Scott's synth layers adding subtle nuance including vocal sampling and static and strange noise as a counterpoint to the Rodrigues' subdued but detailed techniques, textures and intense concentration.

Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh: Sparrow Nights Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh:
Sparrow Nights

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Reedist Peter Brotzmann and guitarist Heather Lee has been one of Brotzmann's most current active collaborations, performing together for several years, here recorded beautifully in the studio for a 6-track LP and 10-track CD of sympathetic, emotional and articulate dialog from two musicians with an innate sense of timing and give and take borne from mutual experience.

Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh: Sparrow Nights [VINYL 2 LPs] Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh:
Sparrow Nights [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Trost Records -- USA )

Price: $28.95    

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Reedist Peter Brotzmann and guitarist Heather Lee has been one of Brotzmann's most current active collaborations, performing together for several years, here recorded beautifully in the studio for a 6-track LP and 10-track CD of sympathetic, emotional and articulate dialog from two musicians with an innate sense of timing and give and take borne from mutual experience.

Morris, Joe / Do Yeon Kim: Macrocosm Morris, Joe / Do Yeon Kim:
Macrocosm

(Glacial Erratic -- USA )

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Performing on the Korean gayageum (also known as kayagum), Do Yeon Kim joins Joe Morris performing on guitar for five incredible string improvisations using a diversity of approaches from both players, including pointillistic improv, rich rivers of chords, languid moments of beauty, and moments where it's difficult to discern who's playing what.

Sakata / Laswell / Drake / Cosey: Fisherman's.com [VINYL] Sakata / Laswell / Drake / Cosey:
Fisherman's.com [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Japanese free improvising saxophonist and vocalist Akira Sakata's ode to folksongs of the sea, a cathartic and emotional set of songs made heavy by the bass and synth work of Bill Laswell and drummer Hamid Drake, with guitarist Pete Cosey adding an undulating funk layer to their compelling mix, modern and ancient at the same time, recorded in 2000 but here in its first vinyl release.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Seijiro Murayama: Idiophonic Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Seijiro Murayama:
Idiophonic

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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The 4th album from Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama and Parisian Jean Luc Guionnet, typically a saxophonist but here on pipe organ, presenting three live improvisations named for idiophones, instruments that creates sound by vibrating without the use of strings or membranes, with two improvisations at a church in Berlin and one at a church in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Imai, Kazuo / Roger Turner: Molecules [2 CDs] Imai, Kazuo / Roger Turner:
Molecules [2 CDs]

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Caught live at Bar Isshee in Tokyo, Japan in 2017, the duo of Kazuo Imai (nylon string guitar) and Roger Turner (snare drum, tom tom, cymbals, metal & wood) present two distinct sets, each one on a separate CD, the first using open but continuous playing of great control and precision, the second a more unpredictable and assertive set of unorthodox interplay.

Sugimoto, Taku / Stefan Thut: Taku Sugimoto / Stefan Thut Sugimoto, Taku / Stefan Thut:
Taku Sugimoto / Stefan Thut

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Two performers related by Wandelweiser--guitarist Taku Sugimoto and cellist Stefan Thut--met at oslo10 in Switzerland to perform two concerts with one composition from each: Stefan Thut uses chance operations changing the music's direction at the prompt of rolled dice; Sugimoto use sustained notes and ebow in a subtle but effective sound work.

Williams, Mars presents : An Ayler Xmas Volume 2 Williams, Mars presents :
An Ayler Xmas Volume 2

(ESP -- USA )

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After releasing "An Ayler Xmas: The Music of Albert Ayler & Songs of Christmas" on Chicago saxophonist Mars Williams' Soul What? Label, ESP approached him for a 2nd volume, resulting in this joyful and quirky holiday record with contributions from Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Jeb Bishop, Christof Kurzmann, Didi Kern, Thomas Berghammer, Steve Hunt, Jim Baker and Hermann Stangassinger.

Leap Of Faith Orchestra: Cosmological Horizons Leap Of Faith Orchestra:
Cosmological Horizons

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The largest ensemble of Boston-area David M. Peck's Leap of Faith collective using Peck's frame notation compositional method of written descriptions and graphic symbols to allow large ensembles to create major works without extensive rehearsing, accompanied by a 23 page booklet that illustrates that concept and details this 2018 Killian Hall, MIT, concert.

Rose, Simon / Nicola L. Hein: Shug Monkey Rose, Simon / Nicola L. Hein:
Shug Monkey

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A "shug monkey" is a cryptid, a creature that may or may not exist, supposed to have features of a dog and a monkey, an odd but apt reference for the unusual improvisations by Berlin-based saxophonist Simon Rose and guitarist Nicola L. Hein, one of 8 tracks named for unusual creatures and mythological beings, each described in sound through extended techniques and powerful playing.

Parker, William: Flower In a Stained-Glass Window & The Blinking of The Ear [2 CDs] Parker, William:
Flower In a Stained-Glass Window & The Blinking of The Ear [2 CDs]

(Centering Records -- USA )

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Two full-length albums--"Flower In a Stained-Glass Window" and "The Blinking of The Ear"--recorded in the summer of 2018 with two distinct groups, "Flower" dedicated to the inspiration of Martin Luther King features the vocals and narration of Leena Conquest; "Blinking" was recorded during Parker's 2018 residency at the Stone presenting his concept of universal tonality.

Ware, David S. Trio: The Balance (Vision Festival XV +) Ware, David S. Trio:
The Balance (Vision Festival XV +)

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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The fourth edition in Aum-Fidelity's DSW-ARC Series (David S Ware Archives), presenting an outstanding and incendiary David S. Ware concert, in trio with William Parker (bass) and Warren Smith (drums & percussion) caught live at the 2010 Vision Festeival, alongside 4 studio tracks recorded in Brooklyn in 2009 during the recording of the "Onecept" album.

Corsano, Chris / Bill Orcutt: Brace Up! [VINYL] Corsano, Chris / Bill Orcutt:
Brace Up! [VINYL]

(Palilalia -- USA )

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The first studio release after a series of live albums, the duo of Chris Corsano (drums) and Bill Orcutt (guitar), are heard recording in Brussells for 12 fierce, technically excellent, and powerfully fervent instrumentals as the two change up direction and intensity in a wealth of creative impulses played with exuberant enthusiasm on a wild ride.

Dorji, Tashi: But a night that ends, as all nights end, when the sun rises [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Dorji, Tashi:
But a night that ends, as all nights end, when the sun rises [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Moone Records -- USA )

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Guitarist Tashi Dorji's two part work is pieced together in a non-linear/non-hierarchical form where every segment balances fragile and intense playing, his improvisations reflecting eastern and western approaches, with fragmentary passage that resolve into tightly focused playing that imparts a wonderful sense of lyrical and emotional depth.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc  / Dan Warburton / Eric La Casa: Metro Pre saint-Gervais Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dan Warburton / Eric La Casa:
Metro Pre saint-Gervais

(Swarming -- France )

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A reissue of the 2002 Chloe label album, where Jean Luc Guionnet on alto saxophone, Dan Warburton on violin, and Eric La Casa on microphones use the ambiance of the Paris Pre Saint-Gervais metro station as the starting point for free improvisations, using their surrounding as inspiration while they record a most unusual album of urban sound and discourse.

Jerman, Jeph /  Steve Jansen: First Second [CASSETTE] Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen:
First Second [CASSETTE]

(That's Cool Records -- USA )

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Two studio recordings of objects, tapes, devices and guitar from the duo of Steve Jansen and Jeph Jerman, starting with seemingly random elements of sound that transform into rich soundscapes with subtle activity and extraneous, unidentifiable sound, keeping the listener's curiosity and interest, as the two pieces slowly build in sonic richness and force.

Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen: Second First [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen:
Second First [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(That's Cool Records -- USA )

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Two live performances of objects, tapes, devices and guitar from the duo of Steve Jansen and Jeph Jerman: "Second" captured at a "homecore" performance during the 2016 Idea Festival in Houston, TX, and "First" recorded at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX during the same festival; consuming and stunning journeys in sound.

Keszler, Eli: Stadium Keszler, Eli:
Stadium

(Shelter Press -- France )

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Rapid beats, quirky percussion, drifting bass and unusual tones, Eli Keszler's 9th solo album was inspired by his move from Brooklyn into Manhattan, as the creative drummer fuses environments of avant-jazz and electronica into 12 understated pieces, developing embraceable and warm soundscapes over which he reveals an astonishing stream of restless, rhythmic dexterity.

Keszler, Eli: Stadium [VINYL 2 LPs] Keszler, Eli:
Stadium [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Shelter Press -- France )

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Rapid beats, quirky percussion, drifting bass and unusual tones, Eli Keszler's 9th solo album was inspired by his move from Brooklyn into Manhattan, as the creative drummer fuses environments of avant-jazz and electronica into 12 understated pieces, developing embraceable and warm soundscapes over which he reveals an astonishing stream of restless, rhythmic dexterity.

Radigue, Eliane: Jouet Electronique / Elemental I [VINYL] Radigue, Eliane:
Jouet Electronique / Elemental I [VINYL]

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )

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Composer Eliane Radigue's "Jouet Electronique" (1967) for feedback on magnetic tape and "Elemental I" (1968) for feedback of natural sounds on magnetic tape, recorded at Pierre Henry's Studio Apsome; "Jouet Electronique" applies studio modifications to feedback from microphones and speakers; "Elemental I" explores recordings of water, fire, air and earth.

Kubisch, Christina: Dreaming Of A Major Third Kubisch, Christina:
Dreaming Of A Major Third

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Christina Kubisch developed software to react to the variations in sunlight reflected on solar panels installed at an historic mill complex in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the sun's interactions driving pitch-shifted and envelope-altered samples from the original bells of that museum's clock tower to create a beautiful and illusory long-form recording.

Melford's, Myra Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey): The Other Side Of Air Melford's, Myra Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey):
The Other Side Of Air

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Taking the reigns as composer, performer and bandleader, New York pianist Myra Melford's exceptional quintet Snowy Egret, with Ron Miles on cornet, Liberty Ellman on guitar, Stomu Takeishi on acoustic bass guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, present a brilliant album of creative jazz, with lyrical grooves and commanding soloing, a great and thoroughly modern album.

Melford's, Myra Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey): The Other Side Of Air [VINYL 2 L Melford's, Myra Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey):
The Other Side Of Air [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Taking the reigns as composer, performer and bandleader, New York pianist Myra Melford's exceptional quintet Snowy Egret, with Ron Miles on cornet, Liberty Ellman on guitar, Stomu Takeishi on acoustic bass guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, present a brilliant album of creative jazz, with lyrical grooves and commanding soloing, a great and thoroughly modern album.

Dogmatics, The: Chop Off The Tops [VINYL] Dogmatics, The:
Chop Off The Tops [VINYL]

(Dogmatics -- Australia )

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The second album from the duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and clarinetist Kai Fagaschinski (The Magic I.D., Interational Nothing) has the duo decelerating for an intimate examination of tone and harmonics through perfectly placed notes and subtly extreme technique, creating sublime sonic environments that hover and dissolve; beautiful.

Graewe, Georg / Damon Smith / Michael Vatcher: Unhesitating Graewe, Georg / Damon Smith / Michael Vatcher:
Unhesitating

(Nuscope -- USA )

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Drawing on collective improvisation and compositions from Carla Bley and Annette Peacock, the trio of pianist Georg Graewe, double bassist Damon Smith and drummer Michael Vatcher recorded this album of ferocious playing through rapid-fire interaction balanced with lovely free ballads, a reflection of their tremendous skill and their insightful approach to improvisation.

Kaufmann, Achim: Mnemon Kaufmann, Achim:
Mnemon

(Nuscope -- USA )

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With special attention to space and density, German pianist Achim Kauffman's solo piano album presents a set of 14 original compostions, from extremely active and technically astounding playing to inquisitive and beautifully contemplative work, a mature and fascinating reflection that includes 4 works inspired by the poetry of Gabriele D.R. Guenthler.

Parmegiani, Bernard: Memoire Magnetique, Vol.1 [VINYL] Parmegiani, Bernard:
Memoire Magnetique, Vol.1 [VINYL]

(Transversales Disques -- France )

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Covering the period of 1966-1990 of French Acousmatic composer and electronic music pioneer Bernard Parmegiani, this 1st volume of "Memoire Magnetique" presents never-released commercial and secret music, 17 short but intensely creative compositions that reveal a wealth of compositional strategies composed for film and performance.

 

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