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Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake: Soultime Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake:
Soultime

(FMR -- UK )

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The 2nd concert at Eastside Jazz Club for the quintet of Paul dunmall on saxophone & penny whistle, Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Steve Tromans on piano, Dave Kane on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums, in a powerfully passionate and profoundly masterful set of lyrical free jazz, the perfect example of Dunmall's skill at assembling inspired jazz bands; highly recommended!

Rivers, Sam / Cecil McBee / Norman Connors: Emanation (Sam Rivers archive sessions. Vol.1) Rivers, Sam / Cecil McBee / Norman Connors:
Emanation (Sam Rivers archive sessions. Vol.1)

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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The NoBusiness label initiates its Sam Rivers Archive Series with this CD of River's Loft-era trio. the leader on tenor & soprano saxophones, flute & Piano, Cecil McBee on bass and Norman Connors on drums, for two sets at a Jazz Workshop residency in Boston in the summer of 1971, a superb concert showing inspired group interaction and River's intense focus.

Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble: Turizmus [2 CDs] Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble:
Turizmus [2 CDs]

(FMR -- UK )

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Szilard Mezei's Tiszan Innen Ensemble is a chamber jazz ensemble of rare sophistication and talent, 11 musicians performing Mezei's compositions and arrangements based on Hungarian folk songs, in active and lyrical pieces with wonderful interplay between sections and individual players, and excellent moment of lively and passionate soloing.

Lencastre, Joao: Parallel Realities Lencastre, Joao:
Parallel Realities

(FMR -- UK )

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An absorbing album of free and electroacoustic improvisation from drummer/composer Joao Lencastre, introducing his Parallel Realities group of creative Portuguese avant jazz players Albert Cirera on sax, Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, Pedro Branco on guitar and Joao Hasselberg on bass & electronics, composed for subgroups playing unique yet related passages in parallel.

Fresh Dust Trio: Hilarious Experts Fresh Dust Trio:
Hilarious Experts

(FMR -- UK )

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Slovenian drummer/percussionist Jaka Berger wrote 3 of the 4 pieces for this trio with guitar Samo Salamon and pianist Marina Dzukljev, also on objects, the 4th piece a collective improvisation, as the three apply experimental approaches to their playing while never leaving their collaborative conversation, leaving room for inspired soloing.

Elephant9: Psychedelic Backfire I Elephant9:
Psychedelic Backfire I

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The first of two "Psychedelic Backfire" concerts at Oslo's Kampen Bistro, taken from a 4 night residency by the Norwegian Elephant 9 rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken, expanding on tracks from their excellent studio catalog in strongly lyrical and technically superb instrumental and improvised rock forms.

Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske: Psychedelic Backfire II Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske:
Psychedelic Backfire II

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The second of two "Psychedelic Backfire"s, The Norwegian Elephant 9 improvising rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken are joined by Dungen guitarist Reine Fiske for an exciting live concert at Kampen Bistro, in Oslo in 2019, the interatciont of Fiske and Storlokken a fine example that prog rock is still a vital form.

Fages, Ferran / Alfredo Costa Monteiro / Ruth Barberan: Istmo Fages, Ferran / Alfredo Costa Monteiro / Ruth Barberan:
Istmo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The second album from the trio of Ferran Fages (acoustic turntable), Ruth Barberan (trumpet), and Alfredo Costa Monteiro (accordion) expands on their first "Atolon" album with these two recordings of intense electroacoustic improvisation, a mixture of ritual, controlled chaos, mysterious and often disruptively provocative sound, and other inexplicable evolutions.

Fages, Ferran / Ernesto Rodrigues: Cru Fages, Ferran / Ernesto Rodrigues:
Cru

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A composite of environmental sounds, electronics, and viola, recorded in Barcelona, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal from intrepid audio explorers Ferran Fages and Ernesto Rodrigues, the single long work taking the listener on a theoretical journey of transparent traffic, squealing wheels and indeterminate location, engrossing in its detail and the mystery it presents.

Parker, William / In Order To Survive: Live / Shapeshifter [2 CDs] Parker, William / In Order To Survive:
Live / Shapeshifter [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Presenting both sets of the second night of bassist William Parker's concerts at Brooklyn's ShapeShifter Lab with his group In Order to Survive of pianist Cooper-Moore, alto saxophonist Rob Brown and drummer Hamid Drake, an extraordinary event that featured all new Parker compositions, including an extended suite for late trombonist Grachan Moncur III.

Dickey, Whit / The Tao Quartets: Peace Planet & Box of Light [2 CDs] Dickey, Whit / The Tao Quartets:
Peace Planet & Box of Light [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Two unique and exceptional studio albums with differing quartets from drummer Whit Dickey in a single set: "Peace Planet" with Matthew Shipp (piano), Rob Brown (alto sax) & William Parker (bass) in a thoughtfully flowing set of collective improvisations; and the more propulsive session "Box of Light" with Rob Brown (alto sax), Steve Swell (trombone), & Michael Bisio (bass).

Cherry, Don: Complete Communion: Live in Hilversum May 9th, 1966 [VINYL] Cherry, Don:
Complete Communion: Live in Hilversum May 9th, 1966 [VINYL]

(DBQP -- E.U. )

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Recorded live in 1966 around the time of trumpeter Don Cherry's "Complete Communion" and "Togetherness" albums, this exhilarating concert features Bo Stief on bass, Don Cherry on cornet, Aldo Romano on drums, Karl Berger on keyboards, and Gato Barbieri on tenor saxophone as they work through Cherry originals, plus pieces by Mongo Santamaria, Luiz Bonfa and Benny Golson.

Smith, Damon : Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE] Smith, Damon :
Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Reflecting on the passing of artist and musician Robert Ryman, double bassist Damon Smith dedicated this concert of inspired playing, technique and momentum at Cafe Fixe in Brookline, MA to Ryman, as Smith sought to present a definitive solo concert as an overview of his work, ably realizing Ryman's concept of finding all the things you can do with your instrument.

Apartment House: Perform Olivier Messiaen and Linda Catlin Smith Apartment House:
Perform Olivier Messiaen and Linda Catlin Smith

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The UK ensemble performs two works--Olivier Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du Temps" in 6 movements; and Linda Catlin Smith's "Among the Tarnished Stars"--taking a fresh modern approach to the Messiaen, drawing out its experimental character, and drawing out the sense of drama and intricate gradations of sonority in Smith's rich and mysterious work.

Bondi, Cyril / Pierre-Yves Martel / Christoph Schiller / Angharad Davies: Awire Bondi, Cyril / Pierre-Yves Martel / Christoph Schiller / Angharad Davies:
Awire

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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During the tour in support of their "Tse" release, the quartet of Cyril Bondi on Shruti box, pipe & harmonica, Christoph Schiller on spinet & effects, Pierre-Yves Martel on Viola da Gamba, pipe & harmonica, and Angharad Davies on violin captured this performance at London's Cafe OTO, improvised over a sequence of pitches with astonishing creativity.

Pozzer, Federico : Breaths Pozzer, Federico :
Breaths

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three works from Italian composer and pianist Federico Pozzer in his "breathing" series, compositions where the musicians follow the concept of inhaling, exhaling, and pausing, set against certain fixed action or interactions as they devise their own musical actions, the goal to overcome both the players' freedom in decision-making and strictness in the score.

Weeks, James: Windfell Weeks, James:
Windfell

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Violinist Mira Benjamin requested British composer James Weeks write a long-duration piece for her, Weeks evoking the image of a violin alone in a remote hill played only by the wind, using an evolving palette of timbral and harmonic material resolving with long sequences of Just Intonation three-part chords, Benjamin also whistling and singing softly.

Lamb, Catherine : Point/Wave Lamb, Catherine :
Point/Wave

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The first piece composer Catherine Lamb has written specifically for acoustic guitar was commissioned by Chilean guitarist Christian Alvear, extending concepts from an installation piece titled "Secondary Rainbow" with Bryan Eubanks, Lamb employs electronics over an infinite cycle of four "environmental chords" which overlap and resonate with one another.

Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano: Homework Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano:
Homework

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Returning home to Philadelphia in 1994 for some "Homework" with Bob Dickie on bass and Robert Andreano on guitar, recording at Robert Andreano's studio, legendary free jazz drummer Sunny Murray leads this trio through six collective improvisations, from Hendrix meets Ayler fury to introspective and hypnotic passage, a much needed reissue of a superb and previously obscure album.

Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano: Homework [VINYL] Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano:
Homework [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Returning home to Philadelphia in 1994 for some "Homework" with Bob Dickie on bass and Robert Andreano on guitar, recording at Robert Andreano's studio, legendary free jazz drummer Sunny Murray leads this trio through six collective improvisations, from Hendrix meets Ayler fury to introspective and hypnotic passage, a much needed reissue of a superb and previously obscure album.

Fennesz: Live at the Jazz Cafe [CASSETTE] Fennesz:
Live at the Jazz Cafe [CASSETTE]

(Touch -- UK )

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Riffing on material from his "Agora" album, guitarist and experimenter Christian Fennesz is caught live at the Jazz Cafe in Camden, London in 2019 in a rich album of shimmering, swirling electronics, lush and reflective music that absorbs the listener with alluring and evolving passages, released as a limited cassette in an edition of 200 copies.

Abrams, Joshua Natural Information Society: Simultonality Abrams, Joshua Natural Information Society:
Simultonality

(Tak:Til/Glitterbeat Records -- USA )

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Chicago bassist and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Abrams follows up his incredible "Simultonality" album with this faster-paced album recorded with his Natural Information Society, joining traditional music, American minimalism & jazz with the gnawa ceremonial instrument the guimbri.

Bailey, Derek / Han Bennink / Evan Parker: Topographie Parisienne [4 CDs] Bailey, Derek / Han Bennink / Evan Parker:
Topographie Parisienne [4 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

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Recorded in 1981 by audio engineer and label owner Jean-Marc Foussat, the trio of guitarist Derek Bailey, saxophonist Evan Parker, and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Han Bennink are heard in an amazing evening of performance at 28 rue Dunois, in Paris, France, in duo and trio configurations, exploring material similar to Parker's "Topography of the Lungs"; essential.

Fujii, Satoko / Ramon Lopez: Confluence Fujii, Satoko / Ramon Lopez:
Confluence

(Libra -- Japan )

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Having played in trio settings before, pianist Satoko Fujii and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez seized the opportunity to record as a duo in the studio in NY, bringing just two Fujii compositions to guide them, they began freely improvising, creating this stunning album of elegant interaction, peaceful yet detailed, intuitively beautiful and sophisticated music.

Lage, Julian / Gyan Riley: The Book Beri'ah Vol 4: Chesed Lage, Julian / Gyan Riley:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 4: Chesed

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Guitarists Julian Lage and Gyan Riley take on John Zorn's third book of Masada, "The Book Beri'ah", here in the fourth volume performing the rich melodic music in 10 compositions of passionate interplay, from languid passages to rapid interplay, their familiarity lending itself to exceptional extended runs and tight synchronized playing.

Zorn, John: The Hierophant Zorn, John:
The Hierophant

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn composed this suite of compositions drawing inspiration from the mystic world of the Tarot and its wide range of impressions, emotions and inferences, from breathtaking activity to introspective elegance, performed as a piano trio by a spectacular group of Downtown NY performers: Brian Marsella on piano, Trevor dunn on bass, and Kenny Wollesen on drums.

Abraxas / John Zorn : The Book Beri'ah Vol 5: Gevurah Abraxas / John Zorn :
The Book Beri'ah Vol 5: Gevurah

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Blending a punk rock sensibility with Sephardic tribalism via a taste of North African Gnawa magic, Abraxas is one of the most primal and rocking ensembles in the Masada family, here taking on the 5th edition of Masada Book Three, "The Book Beri'ah", recording in Bill Laswell's studio for 9 joyfully exuberant and intensely executed interpretations of Zorn's compositions.

Dunn, Trevor (w/ Chow / Choi / Kihlstedt / Dufalo / Zhurbin / Dharamraj): Nocturnes Dunn, Trevor (w/ Chow / Choi / Kihlstedt / Dufalo / Zhurbin / Dharamraj):
Nocturnes

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Downtown bassist mainstay Trevor Dunn, a vital element of many Zorn projects, alongside his own improvisation and compositional work, in his first chamber music album: quartet and trio orchestrations with Trevor Dunn on contrabass, Carla Kihlstedt, Cornelius Dufallo or Jennifer Choi on violin, Vicky Chow on piano, Yves Dharamraj on cello, and Lev Zhurbin on viola.

Braxton, Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Taylor Ho Bynum): Quartet (New Haven) 2014 [4 CDs] Braxton, Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Taylor Ho Bynum):
Quartet (New Haven) 2014 [4 CDs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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A 4-CD box set documenting the meeting of a quartet featuring saxophonist, composer and conceptualist Anthony Braxton alongside improvising guitarist and Wilco star Nels Cline, drummer and Deerhoof founder Greg Saunier, and trumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum, each CD an hour-long, wide-ranging set leaving behind genre imitations as they perform Braxton's colorful graphic score.

Hook, Line & Sinker (Tristan Honsinger / Antonio Borghini / Axel Dorner / Tobias Delius): Fishy Busi Hook, Line & Sinker (Tristan Honsinger / Antonio Borghini / Axel Dorner / Tobias Delius):
Fishy Business

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A truly unique album of free improvisation and unusual narrative from the Berlin-based quartet of Tristan Honsinger on cello, Antonio Borghini on double bass, Axel Dorner on trumpet, and Tobias Delius on tenor saxophone, clarinet, a mix of Honsinger compositions and collective improv, since 2010 a working band combining music, movement and theater; masterfully idiosyncratic.

Parkins, Zeena / Wobbly: Triplicates Parkins, Zeena / Wobbly:
Triplicates

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Recording in electric harpist Zeena Parkin's office at Mills College in Oakland with Jon Leideker, aka Wobbly, performing on mobile phones, tablets, booper, and mixer, their output run through a series of simple listening devices, machines designed to sing along with the melodies they believe themselves to be hearing, though they are often wrong; singular and surprising!

Doneda, Michel / Le Quan Ninh: Thirty Ways To Avoid Talking Doneda, Michel / Le Quan Ninh:
Thirty Ways To Avoid Talking

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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French free improvising soprano saxophonist Michel Doneda, using profoundly unusual techniques on the reed instrument, meets percussionist Le Quan Ninh, performing on "surrounded bass drum", a large drum affected by various objects across the skin, for 5 dialogs at Montreuil-sous-Bois, France, and then joined by noh theater drummer Shunichiro Hisada in Tokyo's Shushinkan Hall.

ISM (Pat Thomas / Joel Grip / Antonin Gerbal): Metaphor ISM (Pat Thomas / Joel Grip / Antonin Gerbal):
Metaphor

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Performing at Knuttel House, in Tokyo, Japan in 2018, the wonderfully complex and trio of Pat Thomas on piano, Joel Grip on double bass, and Antonin Gerbal on drums, bridging traditional jazz piano trio with contemporary forms, in the first of a 2-part installment, each track named for a flower as they balance dense highly active playing with abstract lyricism.

Koch, Hans / Jacques Demierre: Incunabulum Koch, Hans / Jacques Demierre:
Incunabulum

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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A unique pairing of reeds, piano and spinet captured live at Le Singe Club in Biel, Switzerland in 2018 between multi-reedist Hans Koch and keyboardist Jacques Demierre, a wild ride from frenetic interaction to introspective experimental, both using unusual techniques and Demierre playing inside his keyboards, a truly excellent and thrilling concert.

Denzler, Bertrand : Arc Denzler, Bertrand :
Arc

(Potlatch -- France )

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Created by Felicie Bazelaire, CoO is a string ensemble drawn from the French new music ensemble ONCEIM; CoO develops new repertoire for strings, collaborating with composers like Bertrand Denzler, who wrote this innovative composition "Arc" in two parts, a work applying unusual techniques to bowed strings, particularly lower bass tones, for fascinating results.

Lingens, Hannes: Pieces For Percussion [VINYL] Lingens, Hannes:
Pieces For Percussion [VINYL]

(Umlaut Records -- Germany )

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Compositions for percussion from Berlin drummer and accordionist Hannes Lingens (Musaeum Clausum, Antoine Beuger, Lucio Capece, &c), composed over six years, each using a restricted set of materials, instrument or instrument type, Lingens performing solo, and as a duo and quartet using overdubs, employing microphone techniques for detail and ambiance.

Electric Bird Noise: Hearn-Roberts-Strong-Watts Electric Bird Noise:
Hearn-Roberts-Strong-Watts

(Silber -- USA )

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Guitarist Electric Bird Noise, aka Brian Lea McKenzie, continues his string of slightly off-center rock albums, primarily instrumental work, this album including a muscular quartet with Jason Hearn on drums, Bradley Wayne Roberts on bass, Steve Strong on drums, plus an Alan Watts narration; 8 dramatic tracks using loops, effects, backward tracking and other aural trickery.

ICP Tentet: Tetterettet ICP Tentet:
Tetterettet

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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10 years after drummer Han Bennink, pianist Misha Mengelberg, and saxophonist Willem Breuker formed the ICP co-op, Bennink & Mengelberg formed this 10-piece "Tetterettet", an all-star international group including Peter Brotzmann, Tristan Honsinger, John Tchicai, this their first incredible and far-ranging album, remastered and available on CD for the first time.

Pukwana, Dudu / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink: Yi Yole Pukwana, Dudu / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink:
Yi Yole

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Recorded at the ICP Jubileum festival in Uithoorn, Holland, in 1978, this concert brings together the core of the Instant Composers Pool--pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink--with legendary South African alto saxophonist Dudu Pukwana (Blue Notes), Bennink also playing trombone, clarinet, and viola, in a lyrical and unpredictable set filled with humor and astounding playing.

Zetterberg, Torbjorn & The Great Question: Live Zetterberg, Torbjorn & The Great Question:
Live

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Caught live at Jazzklubb Fasching in his home of Stockholm, Swedish bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg's The Great Question band with Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Jonas Kullhammar on saxophone & flute, Alberto Pinton on reeds, and Jon Falt on drums, perform 6 inventive compositions in an amazing concert of modern, upbeat, innovative jazz.

Mitchell, Matt : Phalanx Ambassadors Mitchell, Matt :
Phalanx Ambassadors

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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The sophisticated compositions of New York pianist Matt Mitchell on piano, also performing on synthesizer, are heard in this quintet with Miles Okazaki on electric & acoustic guitars, Patricia Brennan on vibraphone & marimba, Kim Cass on bass, and Kate Gentile on drums & percussion, a challenging album that rewards through intensity and incredible detail.

Webber, Anna: Clockwise Webber, Anna:
Clockwise

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Wind player and composer Anna Weber pays homage to 20th Century composers' works for percussion, using Xenakis, Feldman, Varese, Stockhausen, Babbitt & Cage as influences in compositions leaving room for improvisation from her septet of Jeremy Viner (sax & clarinet), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Matt Mitchell (piano), Chris Tordini (bass), and Ches Smith (drums).

Art Ensemble of Chicago, The : We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration [2 CDS] Art Ensemble of Chicago, The :
We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration [2 CDS]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Marking 50 years for Chicago's most important and innovative ensembles, formed in 1969 to advance creative musicians as part of the AACM, is this tribute to and based on music written by late members Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, and Joseph Jarman, performed by 15 innovative musicians young and old, and presented in 2 CDs: one in the studio and one live at the 2018 Edgefest.

Virelles, David: Igbo Alakorin (The Singer's Grove) Vol. I & II Virelles, David:
Igbo Alakorin (The Singer's Grove) Vol. I & II

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Cuban born NY pianist David Virelles documents the musicians of his birthplace, Santiago de Cuba, home to musical styles such as son, changui, nengon, and conga, in two distinct projects: Volume I, where Virelles introduces Orquesta Luz de Oriente tracing the roots of the Cuban big band tradition; and Volume II, reinterpreting the piano music of iconic pianist Antonio Maria Romeu.

Remote Viewers Trio, The (Petts / Northover / Edwards): Notes Lost In A Field Remote Viewers Trio, The (Petts / Northover / Edwards):
Notes Lost In A Field

(Remote Viewers -- UK )

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A working subset of the UK saxophone-heavy band crossing composition with improvisation, The Remote Viewers led by David Petts, here as a trio with Adrian Northover on alto sax, Petts on tenor sax, and John Edwards on acoustic bass, present 15 new compositions, 10 penned by Petts and 5 collective improvisations, a mix of ferocious timbre and exciting interaction.

Various Artists: Option 1 [2 CDs] Various Artists:
Option 1 [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Since 2015 Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio has hosted a series of concert followed by a discussion with the artist, with funding for the series assisted by Corbett vs. Dempsey; this CD collects recordings from the last year, including Susan Alcorn, Gerry Hemingway, Greg Kelley, Kris Davis, Wayne Horvitz, Ingrid Laubrock, LaDonna Smith, Sandy Ewen, Douglas Ewart, &c &c.

Tsunoda, Toshiya : Extract From Field Recording Archive [5 CD Box Set] Tsunoda, Toshiya :
Extract From Field Recording Archive [5 CD Box Set]

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Recording sound comes naturally to Japanese audio explorer Toshiya Tsunoda, capturing and cataloging the audio world he encountered since childhood; in the 90s he set out to observe vibrations from optimum perspectives, using small and contact microphones, and compiling 3 albums of Field Recording Archives, collected here with 2 CDs of previously unpublished recordings.

Hawkins, Chester: K516156/91044  [33 1/3 7-inch VINYL] Hawkins, Chester:
K516156/91044 [33 1/3 7-inch VINYL]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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A 33 rpm 7" from Washington, DC sound artist Chester Hawkins, which "contains highly concentrated extracts" of two remixes of live recordings at Logan Fringe Arts Space and Red Onion Records, from his limited-edition USB release "Cops Need Serial Numbers"; mesmerizing and hypnotic electronics from a masterful performer and kosmiche explorer.

Baars, Mariska / Rutger Zuydervelt: Eau Baars, Mariska / Rutger Zuydervelt:
Eau

(Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) -- The Netherlands )

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Collaborating previously in Piiptsjilling and their duo "Drawn", Mariska Baars (Soccer Committee) and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) come together again for this exquisite album, the title translating to "water", a beautiful combination of electronic timbres and voice that weave together and drift, ebbing and flowing like a mysteriously elegant stream.

Carter, Daniel / Stelios Mihas / Irma Nejando / Federico Ughi: Radical Invisibility Carter, Daniel / Stelios Mihas / Irma Nejando / Federico Ughi:
Radical Invisibility

(577 -- USA )

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Debut of this group named by NY multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, with Stelios Mihas on guitar, Federico Ughi on drums, and (mysterious) Irma Nejando on bass, presenting this studio album of free, well-matched and interactive collective improvisations of acoustic and electric instrumentation, each track dedicated to artists who inspired the members of the quartet.

Weston, G. Calvin: The Phoenix Orchestra - Dust and Ash [VINYL] Weston, G. Calvin:
The Phoenix Orchestra - Dust and Ash [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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An excellent example of modern fusion as drummer G. Calvin Weston (Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer), also on pocket trumpet, joins the Phoenix Orchestra, a Philadelphia-based string & electric octet, for a funk driven album of spectacular playing with melodic force and compelling rhythm, showing shades of Cobham or Mahavishnu but with its feet fully in the present.

Svendsen, Christian Meaas: New Rituals [3 CDS] Svendsen, Christian Meaas:
New Rituals [3 CDS]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Ritual and unveiling of Buddhist philosophy in a 3-CD exploration of the relationship between form and freedom, between modern Western culture and traditional Eastern culture, and between written and open musical material, from composer and bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen presented in 3 parts: (1) ensemble and a chant-choir, (2) ensemble, and (3) solo bass.

Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen: Troposgrafien Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen:
Troposgrafien

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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The long-running duo of Norwegian saxophonist Kasper Skullerud Vaernes and drummer Andreas Wildhagen, who also work together in Nakama's KNYST! trio with bassist and Nakama founder Christian Meaas Svendsen, and the Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, in an album of five freely improvised dialogs of great technical skill, intent listening and exchange, and dynamic energy.

Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen: Troposgrafien  [VINYL] Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen:
Troposgrafien [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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The long-running duo of Norwegian saxophonist Kasper Skullerud Vaernes and drummer Andreas Wildhagen, who also work together in Nakama's KNYST! trio with bassist and Nakama founder Christian Meaas Svendsen, and the Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, in an album of five freely improvised dialogs of great technical skill, intent listening and exchange, and dynamic energy.

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: April Is The Cruellest Month Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit:
April Is The Cruellest Month

(Blank Forms -- USA )

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Culled from 1975 sessions by the New Direction Unit intended for but never issued on the ESP label, this insanely intense and interactive example of Japanese Free Jazz is finally unleashed, from the late legendary guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi and his quartet with wind and reed improviser Kengi Mori, percussionist Hiroshi Yamazaki, and bassist Nobuyoshi Ino.

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: April Is The Cruellest Month [VINYL] Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit:
April Is The Cruellest Month [VINYL]

(Blank Forms -- USA )

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Culled from 1975 sessions by the New Direction Unit intended for but never issued on the ESP label, this insanely intense and interactive example of Japanese Free Jazz is finally unleashed, from the late legendary guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi and his quartet with wind and reed improviser Kengi Mori, percussionist Hiroshi Yamazaki, and bassist Nobuyoshi Ino.

Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi: [CD] Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi:
[CD]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Producer & bassist Marc Urselli devised this first meeting between himself and Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, filmaker/guitarist Jim Jarmusch, and drummer Balazs Pandi's, recording in Urselli's NY studio to capture these live analog recordings of improvisations using no overdubs, a twilight set of evolving and absorbing explorations merging rock & experimental approaches.

Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi: [VINYL] Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi:
[VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Producer & bassist Marc Urselli devised this first meeting between himself and Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, filmaker/guitarist Jim Jarmusch, and drummer Balazs Pandi's, recording in Urselli's NY studio to capture these live analog recordings of improvisations using no overdubs, a twilight set of evolving and absorbing explorations merging rock & experimental approaches.

Cherry, Don / Dave Holland / Steve Lacy / Masahiko Togashi: Live at Yubin Chokin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo Cherry, Don / Dave Holland / Steve Lacy / Masahiko Togashi:
Live at Yubin Chokin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo on May 14, 1986 [VINYL]

(Victory -- Italy )

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The quartet of Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano & vocals, Dave Holland on bass, Steve Lacy on soprano saxophone, and Masahiko Togashi on drums & percussion, recording live in 1986 at Yubin Chokin Hall, in Tokyo, brought together by Togashi and performing compositions from Lacy ("The Crus", "Quakes"), Cherry ("Mopti"), and Togashi ("I Speak to the Stars").

Marker (Vandermark / Clinkman / Marquette / Stewart / Sudderberg): New Industries [2 CDs] Marker (Vandermark / Clinkman / Marquette / Stewart / Sudderberg):
New Industries [2 CDs]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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The Chicago quintet of multi-reedist Ken Vandermark, drummer Phil Sudderberg, keyboardist/violinist Macie Stewart, and guitarists Andrew Clinkman and Steve Marquette, in a 2-CD release presenting studio and live recordings of each composition, showing how this outstanding improvising group balances dissonance and complexity with wildly swinging playing.

Vandermark, Ken / Nate Wooley: Deeply Discounted II  /  Sequences Of Snow [LP] Vandermark, Ken / Nate Wooley:
Deeply Discounted II / Sequences Of Snow [LP]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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The 3rd release from the duo of Chicago multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and NY trumpeter Nate Wooley, two long-form compositions written for the LP format and developed while touring North America during 2017; "Deeply Discounted II," is inspired by John Cage's "Cheap Imitation", while "Sequences of Snow," is dedicated to the experimental filmmaker & musician, Michael Snow.

Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love: Screen-Off Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Screen-Off

(PNL -- Norway )

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For their 10th album, the duo of multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love took inspiration from experimental cinema, enlisting producer Lasse Marhaug to scour YouTube for concerts from their past 10 years, extracting 60 seconds of audio from each and joining them into 2-minute segments, 21 of which create this unusual album of awe-inspiring performance.

Nilssen-Love, Paal: New Brazilian Funk Nilssen-Love, Paal:
New Brazilian Funk

(PNL -- Norway )

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Brought together by dummer Paal Nilssen-Love for the 2018 Roskilde Festival in Denmark, this quintet merges Norwegians Nilssen-Love and long-time collaborator Frode Gjerstad on alto sax with the Brazilian trio of Felipe Zenicola on electric bass, Kiko Dinucci on electric guitar, and Paulinho Bicolor on cuica, for a thrilling and exuberant concert of energetic improvisation.

Nilssen-Love, Paal: New Japanese Noise Nilssen-Love, Paal:
New Japanese Noise

(PNL -- Norway )

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One of two concerts drummer Paal Nilssen-Love organized for the 2018 Roskilde festival in Denmark is this quintet, adding Brazilian guitarist Kiko Dinucci from the "New Brazilian Funk" concert, alongside legendary Japanese free jazz saxophonist Akira Sakata, noise artist Kohei Gomi (Pain Jerk) and Toshiji Mikawa (Incapacitants), for a concert of controlled chaos and mastery.

Arashi (Akira Sakata / Johan Berthling / Paal Nilseen-Love): Jikan Arashi (Akira Sakata / Johan Berthling / Paal Nilseen-Love):
Jikan

(PNL -- Norway )

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The third album from the Arashi trio of Akira Sakata on alto saxophone, Bb clarinet & vocals, Johan Berthling on double bass, and Paal Nilssen on Love on drums & percussion, formed in 2013 at the Molde Jazz Festival in Norway and touring steadily since, here captured live at Pit Inn, in Tokyo for four intense free improvisations of inspired power.

Biota / Mnemonists: The Biota Box [6 CD BOX SET] Biota / Mnemonists:
The Biota Box [6 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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From Mnemonists to Biota, this box collects the first 5 studio albums released by the Colorado collective on the UK Recommended Records label, adding a bonus disc of all new recordings built from the group archives, and includes a 14-page booklet of artwork & historical notes shedding light on their gorgeous abstractions through free improvisation and studio composition.

Fire! Orchestra: Arrival Fire! Orchestra:
Arrival

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Trimmed back to a mere 14 musicians, the Fire! Orchestra core trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, and Andreas Werliin and Orchestra original singers Mariam Wallentin and Sofia Jernberg add a string quartet, expanding their palette as they release their warmest and most embraceable album to date, from original material to covers of Robbie Basho and Chic.

Fire! Orchestra: Arrival [VINYL 2 LPs + CD] Fire! Orchestra:
Arrival [VINYL 2 LPs + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $28.95    

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Trimmed back to a mere 14 musicians, the Fire! Orchestra core trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, and Andreas Werliin and Orchestra original singers Mariam Wallentin and Sofia Jernberg add a string quartet, expanding their palette as they release their warmest and most embraceable album to date, from original material to covers of Robbie Basho and Chic.

Hayward, Charles : (Begin Anywhere) Hayward, Charles :
(Begin Anywhere)

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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This Heat and Camberwell Now drummer, songwriter, vocalist, experimenter and sociological observer Charles Hayward steps away from his drums for an intimate album of song, performing on piano with minimal accompaniment as he presents new songs and new versions of songs including pieces from Camberwell Now; powerfully fragile, insightful, fascinating.

Evans, Peter / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy : Free Radicals At DOM Evans, Peter / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy :
Free Radicals At DOM

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

Price: $14.95    

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Radical masters of free jazz--Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez and British bassist Barry Guy--meet young(er) radical trumpeter Peter Evans at the Moscow Cultural Center DOM for this 2017 concert of free improvisation, a fiery and informed concert of two sets, each in three parts, and an encore, showing technical mastery, inventive interaction, and sheer excitement in performance.

Kimura, Izumi / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway : Illuminated Silence Kimura, Izumi / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway :
Illuminated Silence

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Performing at St. Ann's Church in Dublin, Ireland, the trio of Japanese pianist living in Ireland, Izumi Kimura, is joined by London bassist Barry Guy and Swiss based drummer Gerry Hemingway for 8 superb improvisations, including renderings of Guy's "Blue Horizon", "Ancients" and "Finding It" and Agusti Fernandez' "How to Go Into a Room You Are Already In".

Phicus / Martin Kuchen: Sumpflegende Phicus / Martin Kuchen:
Sumpflegende

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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The Catalan free improvising trio Phicus of Alex Reviriego on double bass, Ferran Fages on electric guitar, and Vasco Trilla on drums, continue their pursuit of 4th partners, here joined by Swedish saxophonist Martin Kuchen on tenor & alto saxophones for a studio album of collective improvisation with elements of ea/lowercase playing balanced with dynamic language.

Barrett, Brad / Joe Morris / Tyshawn Sorey : Cowboy Transfiguration Barrett, Brad / Joe Morris / Tyshawn Sorey :
Cowboy Transfiguration

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Using a participatory compositional process, the NY trio of Brad Barrett on bass & cello, Joe Morris on guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, follow a framework to make choices based on density, rhythmic ratios, register, melody, and timbre, encouraged to employ small particles of sounds and blend timbres with an awareness of implied pulse and an inclination to disrupt it.

Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.

Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.

 

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