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Dunmall, Paul / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris : The Bright Awakening Dunmall, Paul / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris :
The Bright Awakening

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $15.95    

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A brilliant example of trans-Atlantic collective free improv from the quartet of New York free jazz heavies Matthew Shipp on piano, Joe Morris on double bass, Gerald Cleaver on drums, and UK tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall, playing in the tradition of ecstatic and extended free jazz in a nearly hour long live performance recorded at Roulette in Brooklyn in 2012.

Shipp, Matthew / Evan Parker: Leonine Aspects Shipp, Matthew / Evan Parker:
Leonine Aspects

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $15.95    

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Meeting in France in 2017 for the Festival Météo de Mulhouse, Evan Parker alternating between soprano and tenor saxophones and Matthew Shipp on acoustic piano, present an epic extended improvisation that naturally evolves through several sections, followed by a brief post-script, each musician attentively focused as they support the clarity of each other's playing.

Mori, Ikue / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura: Prickly Pear Cactus Mori, Ikue / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura:
Prickly Pear Cactus

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.95    

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Extending their previous collaborations during the time of pandemic, NY electronic improviser Ikue Mori and Japanese improvisers Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and Satoko Fujii on piano developed this extraordinary ea-improv album via file exchange, starting with Fujii's piano improvisations to which Mori & Tamura added their layers, with Mori mixing the final, startling results.

Ayler, Albert Quintet 1966: Berlin, Lorrach, Paris & Stockholm. Revisited [2 CDs] Ayler, Albert Quintet 1966:
Berlin, Lorrach, Paris & Stockholm. Revisited [2 CDs]

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

Price: $19.95    

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Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler's 1966 quintet brought a unique orchestration to his music, heard in these live performances in Berlin, Lörrach, Paris & Stockholm in November of 1966, four concerts presented chronologically as performed with the exemplary playing of brother Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, William Folwell on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums.

Chase, Claire: Density 2036 [4 CDs] Chase, Claire:
Density 2036 [4 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

Price: $29.95    

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Part of flutist Claire Chase's project to commission a modern body of work for the instrument, this 4-CD set features 17 works by 15 composers, including the multi-part album-long composition "Pan" by Brazilian-born Marcos Balter, with works for the entire flute family from piccolo to contrabass flute; participants include Tyshawn Sorey, Vijay Iyer, Pauline Oliveros, &c.

O'Rourke, Jim / Apartment House: Best That You Do This For Me O'Rourke, Jim / Apartment House:
Best That You Do This For Me

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The UK ensemble Apartment House commissioned this work from composer & experimenter Jim O'Rourke based on their performance of other O'Rourke works, here interpreting a new graphic score designed like a sonic mobile, creating a minimal yet episodic piece of flexible interpretation as the performers whistle, hum and quietly sing in combination with bowed harmonics.

Ackerley, Jessica / Patrick Shiroishi: Extremities [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Ackerley, Jessica / Patrick Shiroishi:
Extremities [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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Employing a variety of strategies to free improv, guitarist Jessica Ackerley and saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi present 9 diverse dialogs, from nearly silent and introspective interaction to full blown exclamation, using exceptional technique to coax unusual sounds from their instruments, always in service to well conceived momentum and expression.

Dixon, Bill: In Italy - Volume One [VINYL] Dixon, Bill:
In Italy - Volume One [VINYL]

(Soul Note Vinyl -- Italy )

Price: $22.95    

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Originally released in 1980, this album reissues late trumpeter Bill Dixon's recording from Barigozzi Studio, in Milano, Italy in 1980, performing Dixon's tapestry-like compositions with Dixon on trumpet & piano, Arthur Brooks on trumpet, Stephen Haynes on trumpet, Stephen Horenstein on tenor & baritone saxophones, Alan Silva on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums.

Sun Ra Quartet: The Sky Is A Sea of Darkness When There is No Sun To Light The Way/Somewhere in Spac Sun Ra Quartet:
The Sky Is A Sea of Darkness When There is No Sun To Light The Way/Somewhere in Space [7-inch VINYL]

(Art Yard -- UK )

Price: $19.95    

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A 7" single of two recordings from the Sun Ra Quartet, the first a 1978 recording featuring John Gilmore's "The Sky Is A Sea Of Darkness When There Is No Sun To Light The Way" performed with Michael Ray on trumpet, Luqman Ali on drums, and Gilmore on sax; the B-side presenting a 1958 version of "Somewhere in Space"; 70gm vinyl with picture sleeve.

Myburgh, Josten: Sculthorpe Studies Myburgh, Josten:
Sculthorpe Studies

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A large work by the Western Australian composer Josten Myburgh, using harmonies taken from the music of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe blended with environmental field recordings, performed by Josten Myburgh on sax & electronics, Jet Kye Chong on percussion, Jameson Feakes on guitar, Djuna Lee on bass, Stuart James on piano & electronics, and Kirsten Smith on flutes.

Locals, The (Thomas, Ward / Thomas / Lash / Hasson-Davis): The Locals Play The Music Of Anthony Brax Locals, The (Thomas, Ward / Thomas / Lash / Hasson-Davis):
The Locals Play The Music Of Anthony Braxton

(Discus -- UK )

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An upbeat and energetic performance at the Konfrontation Festival, Ulrichsberg in 2006, featuring six early compositions by Anthony Braxton, arranged by pianist Pat Thomas and performed by the quintet of superb improvisers and interpreters Alex Ward on clarinet, Evan Thomas on electric guitar, Dominic Lash on electric bass, and Darren Hasson-Davis on drums.

Mitchell, Roscoe & Mike Reed: The Ritual and The Dance Mitchell, Roscoe & Mike Reed:
The Ritual and The Dance

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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An ecstatic and intense album of saxophone and drum improvisation from the duo of AACM legend Roscoe Mitchel and drummer Mike Reed, also performing on electronics, the two Chicago mainstays performing at the Oorstof concert series Zuiderpershuis in Antwerp, Belgium in 2015 for an extended single improvisation of passionate and penetrating dialog.

Mitchell, Roscoe & Mike Reed: The Ritual and The Dance [VINYL] Mitchell, Roscoe & Mike Reed:
The Ritual and The Dance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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An ecstatic and intense album of saxophone and drum improvisation from the duo of AACM legend Roscoe Mitchel and drummer Mike Reed, also performing on electronics, the two Chicago mainstays performing at the Oorstof concert series Zuiderpershuis in Antwerp, Belgium in 2015 for an extended single improvisation of passionate and penetrating dialog.

Perelman, Ivo Trio: Garden of Jewels Perelman, Ivo Trio:
Garden of Jewels

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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A meeting of three master improvisers but also three friends and frequent collaborators of Ivo Perelman on tenor sax, Matthew Shipp on piano, and Whit Dickey on drums, their familiarity showing in a collective compatibility and assurance heard especially in this studio album of exploratory discourse, each piece aptly dedicated to a precious jewel.

Fujiwara, Tomas (w / Brennan / Reid): 7 Poets Trio Fujiwara, Tomas (w / Brennan / Reid):
7 Poets Trio

(RogueArt -- France )

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Drummer Tomas Fujiwara composed these compositions specifically for his trio with Patricia Brennan (vibraphone) and Tomeka Reid (cello), beautifully orchestrated for the unique combination of instruments and the extraordinary technique of each player, resulting in lyrical improvisation performed with a clarity appropriate for each piece's dedication.

Helary / Rayon / Gilbert / Lavergne: Glowing Life Helary / Rayon / Gilbert / Lavergne:
Glowing Life

(Ayler -- France )

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French flutist Sylvaine Helary's new quartet explores a more electric branch of her work as a composer, in compositions that bridge improvisation and rock forms with song-like structures and narrative, performed with Antonin Rayon on Hammond Organ B3, Moog, piano & clavinet, Benjamin Glibert on electric guitar & bass, and Christophe Lavergne on drums.

Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker:
A Horizon Made of Canvas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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A series of ominous duos on the dark side from NY improviser Jeremiah Cymerman on clarinets & pedals, and Charlie Looker (Extra Life, Psalm Zero) on guitars & piano, each of the five pieces exploring murky caverns of warmly bleak environments rendered through Looker's deep piano & guitar work, perforated by cracks of light through Cymerman's riffs & exclamations.

Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker:
A Horizon Made of Canvas

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A series of ominous duos on the dark side from NY improviser Jeremiah Cymerman on clarinets & pedals, and Charlie Looker (Extra Life, Psalm Zero) on guitars & piano, each of the five pieces exploring murky caverns of warmly bleak environments rendered through Looker's deep piano & guitar work, perforated by cracks of light through Cymerman's riffs & exclamations.

Garside, Gus / Herve Perez: The Unexpected Visitor Garside, Gus / Herve Perez:
The Unexpected Visitor

(Orbit577 -- Italy )

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Saxophonist Herve Perez and double bassist Gus Garside spent much of the pandemic lockdown recording these intimate duos, interpretations of a 13th Century Poem, "The Guest House" by Rumi, recording in their respective homes using software designed for real-time audio collaboration, as they developed this introspective set of dialogs with strong lyrical affinity between the two.

Various Artists curated by Nick Vander: Walk My Way, Volume Two Various Artists curated by Nick Vander:
Walk My Way, Volume Two

(Orbit577 -- USA )

Price: $14.00    

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The second of a five-volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from David Stackenäs, Jessica Ackerley, Jorge Espinal, Usui Yasuhiro, Scott Fields, Sebastian Sequoiah.Grayson, Sam Shalabi, Shinobu Nemoto and Nyctalllz.

Schnee (Christof Kurzmann / Burkhard Stangl) : Cher [VINYL] Schnee (Christof Kurzmann / Burkhard Stangl) :
Cher [VINYL]

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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The fourth album in 20 years from the Schnee duo of guitarist Burkhard Stangl (efzeg, Polwechsel) and Christof Kurzmann performing on lloop, voice and "ruber bands", creating music for films that have not yet been created through intensely moody electroacoustic environments, Kurzmann's voice sometimes guiding the narrative of their visionary sound.

Tamura, Natsuki / Satoko Fujii / Ramon Lopez: Mantle Tamura, Natsuki / Satoko Fujii / Ramon Lopez:
Mantle

(Not Two -- Poland )

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While on a tour of Japan in 2019, Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez asked trumpeter Natsuki Tamura to join them, and to join in a challenge to write a new piece of music for the trio each day while on tour; this studio album selects the finest of those compositions, performed with nearly telepathic control in a mix of fire and lyrical beauty.

Step In (Carlo Morena / Joe Fonda / Felix Lecaros Herrera): Voila La Tendresse Step In (Carlo Morena / Joe Fonda / Felix Lecaros Herrera):
Voila La Tendresse

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Pianist Carlo Morena leads this lyrical and energetic piano trio with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer FŽlix Lecaros Herrera, performing 6 Morena compositions and one piece by Emil Boyd, recording at the Firehouse 12 studio in Connecticut for the 3rd album under the Step In name, and the first with drummer Herrera; upbeat but never cloying, a very compelling album.

Lucas, Gary: The Essential Gary Lucas [2 CDs] Lucas, Gary:
The Essential Gary Lucas [2 CDs]

(Knitting Factory -- USA )

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A retrospective of the work of guitarist and one-time Captain Beefheart Magic Band member Gary Lucas, in two CDs, the first devoted to songs recorded with Lucas' psychedelic jazz-rock band Gods and Monsters, the second devoted to solo works, rarities and collaborations, with an incredible list of performers reflecting Lucas' diverse 40-year career.

Williams, Mars / Vasco Trilla: Spiracle Williams, Mars / Vasco Trilla:
Spiracle

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A truly unique duo album of sax and drums from Chicago reedist Mars Williams and Spanish percussionist Vasco Trilla, using their immense technical skills to pivot reflective and meditative playing around exuberant free jazz spirit, maintaining a sense of journey and sonic introspection through unusual and extended technique; a beautifully balanced album.

Cunningham, Alex: Echo's Bones Were Turned to Stone [CASSETTE] Cunningham, Alex:
Echo's Bones Were Turned to Stone [CASSETTE]

(Storm Cellar -- USA )

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A muscular album of improvised "fiddling" from St. Louis violinist Alex Cunningham, five works of assertive playing based on recurring and evolving figures, often rapid string patterns that show Cunningham's skill and stamina on the instrument, interspersed with quirky expressions and extraneous instrumental sound that keep his listeners on edge and captivated.

Baczkowski, Steve / Bill Nace: Success [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Baczkowski, Steve / Bill Nace:
Success [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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A rough-and-tumble improv encounter between Steve Baczkowski performing on tenor & baritone saxophones and Bill Nace performing on electric guitar, captured live at The Wild Detectives in Dallas, Texas for two extended improvisations, the first a cantankerously energetic exchange, the second mysteriously evolving from introspective to barbed interaction and back.

Montgomery & Turner : Sounds Passing Through Circumstances [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD] Montgomery & Turner :
Sounds Passing Through Circumstances [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Chicago sound artists Jayve Montgomery on saxophone & flute and Nick Turner on Mellotron, present an epic two part work of effected sound, two contemplative pieces of twilight environments, the first mysteriously punctuated with distant percussive elements, the second a hopeful work of glacial melody and harmonic tones; a great sonic companion under the influence.

Palombo, Hali: Cylinder Loops [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD] Palombo, Hali:
Cylinder Loops [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )

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Using early cylinder recordings from the UCSB Cylinder Archive, Chicago composer Hali Palombo creates twelve brief and diverse compositions by looping each scratchy and sometimes strange recording, audio phantasms from one of the earliest forms of audio recording, repurposed into fascinating vignettes of experimental and intuitive approaches to sound art.

BBC Trio (Gorka Benitez / Guillermo Celano / Marcos Baggiani): Donde Esta Nuestro Hogar? BBC Trio (Gorka Benitez / Guillermo Celano / Marcos Baggiani):
Donde Esta Nuestro Hogar?

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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The Barcelona trio of Gorka Benitez on tenor saxophone & flute, Guillermo Celano on electric guitar, and Marcos Baggiani on drums, play a lyrical and bluesy brand of instrumental rock music which they describe as an eclectic approach to rock emphasizing pure energy and fun, in nine upbeat and groove-oriented tunes of tight and enthusiastic playing.

Ambarchi, Oren: Simian Angel Ambarchi, Oren:
Simian Angel

(Editions Mego -- Austria )

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Oren Ambarchi renews the focus on his unique approach to the electric guitar, joining with Downtown NY Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista on congas, shakers and berimbau, in a duo based on Ambarchi's explorative playing, also conjuring organ and piano tones, as each side-long piece take the listener on a journey of passionate playing of subtlety and warmth.

Christian Fennesz: Agora [VINYL] Christian Fennesz:
Agora [VINYL]

(Touch -- UK / EU )

Price: $20.95    

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After temporarily losing his studio workspace, Christian Fennesz moved his gear to a bedroom in his flat, recalling his earliest setups from the 90s; inspired, he recorded this album of shimmering, swirling buoyant electronic sound of wide range and complexity, augmented with vocals by Katharina Caecilia Christian Fennesz & Mira Waldmann, and field recordings by Manfred Neuwirth.

Dalibert, Melaine : Cheminant Dalibert, Melaine :
Cheminant

(elsewhere -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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A diverse set of compositions from and performed by French composer Melaine Dalibert in his third solo piano album, presenting active rhythmic to introspective work, exploring harmonics and chord evolution; artwork by David Sylvian, and one piece composed for Sylvian, alongside pieces for elsewhere label leader Yuko Zama, Peter Garland and pianist Reinier van Houdt.

Legmann, Shira / Michael Pisaro: Barricades Legmann, Shira / Michael Pisaro:
Barricades

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Presenting LA-based composer Michael Pisaro's recent work "Barricades", a 63-minute piece in 13 Studies for piano performed by Israeli-based pianist Shira Legmann, with electronics performed by Pisaro, punctuated by two electronic Interludes from Pisaro; a rich and reflective work enveloping and intertwining the electronics around solidly articulate piano expression.

van Houdt, Reinier / Bruno Duplant: Lettres et Replis van Houdt, Reinier / Bruno Duplant:
Lettres et Replis

(elsewhere -- USA )

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"Letters and Folds", contains 6 interpretive pieces by French composer Bruno Duplant, realized in multiple layers by Dutch pianist & composer Reinier van Houdt; "Letters" are letter-form scores addressed to van Houdt containing letter sequences distributed across the page; each "Fold" is a response to each letter, combining piano with field recordings made on John Cage's 100th birthday.

Killick: Stay-At-Home Monk [VINYL] Killick:
Stay-At-Home Monk [VINYL]

(H(i)nds(i)ght -- USA )

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Varying the instrument and proportions of acoustic or electric presentation straddling the foreground/background dynamic for each track, Appalachian Trance Metal guitarist Killick presents his first vinyl LP to extend his vast CD discography; a worthy and curious album of solo guitar, acoustic and electroacoustic work that belongs in any guitar enthusiast's collection.

Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker: Apsis Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker:
Apsis

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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"Apsis" makes permanent this Chicago band's expansion from the trio of Dave Rempis on saxophones, Joshua Abrams on bass, and Avreeayl Ra on drums & percussion with pianist & synth player Jim Baker, first heard on "Perihelion", as the 3rd album demonstrates the power and articulate strength of all four through extended and energetic improvisations of great modern jazz.

From Wolves To Whales (Rempis / Wooley / Niggenkemper / Corsano): Strandwal [2 CDs] From Wolves To Whales (Rempis / Wooley / Niggenkemper / Corsano):
Strandwal [2 CDs]

(Aerophonic -- USA )

Price: $17.95    

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The 2nd release from the quartet of cutting edge improvisers--Nate Wooley on trumpet, Dave Rempis on saxophone, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums--presents a complete concert during their Fall 2017 European tour, performing in the city of Haarlem near Amsterdam in a wide-ranging concert of incredible technique and intrepid playing.

Musicworks: #134 Fall 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#134 Fall 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Fall 2019 issue of Canada's premier music magazine covering contemporary, improvisation and experimental music, plus reviews of recordings, books, and events; this issue has articles on Ana Sokolovic, Charlie Morrow, Nadah El Shazly, Laraaji, Amy Brandon, William Kuo, Sami Blanco, Silla and Rise, Mystery & Wonder Records, including a CD with tracks from the same.

Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen: Third Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen:
Third

(Not On Label -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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The third release from the US Southwest audio exploring duo of Steve Jansen and Jeph Jerman, expanding on their previous cassette releases with two works recorded in Cottonwood, AZ and Phoenix, AZ; curious and compelling sonic environments using unidentifiable sound sources that layer and intertwine, each building and receding enigmatically.

Jerman, Jeph: Voiced [CS w/BOOK] Jerman, Jeph:
Voiced [CS w/BOOK]

(Fidgety Editions -- USA )

Price: $17.95    

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Originally released on cassette on the Netherlands Counter Culture Chronicles label, this expanded and revised edition of Jerman's confounding album of fragmented vocal collage along with voices, hiss, birds, snippets of radio broadcasts and other field recordings, includes a 72-page book of texts and recording information, a unique and confounding album of sound.

Leap of Faith Orchestra & Sub-Units: Virtual Particles [2 CDS] Leap of Faith Orchestra & Sub-Units:
Virtual Particles [2 CDS]

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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An octet version of the Boston improvising ensemble Leap of faith Orchestra, in a 3-part work using composer and multi-reedist, multi-instrumentalist David Pecks' timed segments, guiding the musicians through the piece while keeping the performance exuberantly controlled and intensely focused, finding unusual paths for creative statement.

Leap of Faith Orchestra: performs The Photon Epoch by PEK Leap of Faith Orchestra:
performs The Photon Epoch by PEK

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The full Boston-area Leap of Faith Orchestra in its largest configuration performing a Frame Notation Score composed by PEK to guide the improvisation, this work based on the The Photon Epoch, a period in the evolution of the early universe, using a vast assemblage of instruments and devices to create a unique narrative in an energetic and wonderfully unpredictable journey.

Leap of Faith: Charge Transfer Complex Leap of Faith:
Charge Transfer Complex

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Reed player, composer and multi-instrumentalist David Peck (Aka PEK) presents a string-oriented edition of his long-running Leap of Faith ensemble, where violinist Mimi Rabson and cellist Glynis Lomon make up half of the quartet, all taking on a vast arsenal of percussive instruments, and Yuri Zbitnoff sporting a set of "shiny new drums".

Leap of Faith: First Principles Leap of Faith:
First Principles

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Performed by a core set of 7 players who frequent the Boston-area Evil Clown collective, this subgroup from the Leap of Faith Orchestra is caught live at Third Life Studios in Somerville, MA, in a drummer-less setting of rhythm from PEK's arsenal of percussive devices and instruments, for a diverse & extended work of transformations across highly varied sonorities.

Leap of Faith: Nucleosynthesis Leap of Faith:
Nucleosynthesis

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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A core trio setting for Boston's framework improvising Leap of Faith with David Peck (PEK) on clarinets, saxophone and assorted winds, Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion, and Glynis Lomon on cellos and percussion, along with "2 gongs, a ton of Tibetan bowls and bells, various orchestral castanets, various seed pod and other wood rattles, and other small things".

Leap of Faith: Potential and Actual Infinities Leap of Faith:
Potential and Actual Infinities

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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For this performance the Leap of Faith trio of PEK on clarinets, saxophones, double reeds & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion was joined by Jim Warshauer (reeds) and Eric Dahlman (trumpet, overtone voice) to perform two improvisations, including a long work featuring transformations across highly varied sonorities.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Basilisk Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Basilisk

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Formed in 2015 by reedist and multi-instrumentalist David Peck and percussionist Yuri Zbitnov to explore chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments, using the now extended arsenal of exotic percussive instruments the collective has amassed, in a 2-part album with Mike Gruen on electric bass creating a power trio of unusual rhythmic intention.

Zion80 (John Zorn): The Book Beri'ah Vol 8-HOD Zion80 (John Zorn):
The Book Beri'ah Vol 8-HOD

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Jon Madof's 10-piece Zion80 ensemble exploring the Jewish tradition through the lense of afro-beat, funk, rock and jazz takeJon Madof's 1Jon Madof's 10-piece Zion80 ensemble exploring the Jewish tradition through the lenses of afro-beat, funk, rock and jazz, takes on John Zorn's 8th volume of his Book Beri'ah in 9 lyrically upbeat and effusive compositions that are rhythmically exciting and charged by superb soloing, a great album of irresistible beats and euphoric melody.0-piece Zion80 ensemble exploring the Jewish tradition through the lense of afro-beat, funk, rock and jazz takes on John Zorn's 8th volume of his Book Beri'ah in 9 lyrically upbeat and effusive compositions that are rhythmically exciting and charged by superb soloing, a great album of irresistible beats and euphoric melody.s on John Zorn's 8th volume of his Book Beri'ah in 9 lyrically upbeat and effusive compositions that are rhythmically exciting and charged by superb soloing, a great album of irresistible beats and euphoric melody.

Zorn, John: Encomia Zorn, John:
Encomia

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Stephen Gosling performs solo piano works by John Zorn, 3 impressionistic pieces in the tradition of Debussy and Ravel paying tribute to legendary ballet dancer Nijinsky, to author Novalis who is credited with inventing the prose poem, and 3rd century poet Nossis, and a duo for piano & violin with Chris Otto inspired by the art of Hilma af Klint and the writings of Sigmund Freud.

Zorn, John: Nove Cantici Per Francesco D'Assisi Zorn, John:
Nove Cantici Per Francesco D'Assisi

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Inspired by the life and thought of the spiritual figure Saint Francis of Assisi, John Zorn composed these ten guitar trios as a suite to be performed during a residency at the Frick museum in New York City, with guitarists Julian Lage and Gyan Riley, heard on his previous "Midsummer Moons" album, joined by guitarist Bil Frisell; contemplative and lyrical music.

Mazurek, Rob: Love Waves Ecstatic Charge Mazurek, Rob:
Love Waves Ecstatic Charge

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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One of three releases in Rob Mazurek's Marfa Trio, recorded in Marfa, TX, using 106 distorted still images and fragmented skipping sound from video shot at Abbaye Royal de Fontevraud, France in 2005, repurposed for this intense and wild sound work which processes the images through modular synth and computer, shaped by Mazurek's unique approach to sound.

Mazurek, Rob: Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV Mazurek, Rob:
Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recordings from the 4-channel sound composition for the ESS Florasonic installation series at Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, of Rob Mazurek's work using recordings of electric eels from National Institute of Research and Technology in Manaus, Brazil, combined with analog/digital synthesis to create environments of beautiful undulating and radiant sonic textures.

Sfyria Trio: Rockefeller Concert [CASSETTE] Sfyria Trio:
Rockefeller Concert [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Since 2016 Sfyria Trio is the Chicago/NY free improvising trio of tenor saxophonist Sam Decker (Shorve, Logan Strosahl Team, Green and Grass), bassist Charlie Kirchen (The Few, Rooms, Charlie Kirchen Quartet), and drummer Matt Carroll (Ohmme, Typical Sisters, Rooms), performing their unique improv idiom incorporating elements from a wide range of musical perspectives.

Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream [VINYL] Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark:
Invitation To A Dream [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.

Ambarchi, Oren: Simian Angel [VINYL] Ambarchi, Oren:
Simian Angel [VINYL]

(Editions Mego -- Austria )

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Oren Ambarchi renews the focus on his unique approach to the electric guitar, joining with Downtown NY Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista on congas, shakers and berimbau, in a duo based on Ambarchi's explorative playing, also conjuring organ and piano tones, as each side-long piece take the listener on a journey of passionate playing of subtlety and warmth.

Oliveros, Pauline / Guy Klucevsek: Sounding / Way [VINYL] Oliveros, Pauline / Guy Klucevsek:
Sounding / Way [VINYL]

(Important Records -- USA )

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One of two reissues from the collaboration of Important Records and the Pauline Oliveros Trust, this album with accordionist Guy Klucevsek was originally self-released in 1986 on cassette, each side presenting a piece for two accordions, here with Guy Klucevsek's "Tremolo No. 6" on side A and Pauline's Oliveros' "The Tuning Meditation" on Side B.

Hanslip, Mark / Emil Karlsen: Planish Hanslip, Mark / Emil Karlsen:
Planish

(Noumenon -- UK )

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Saxophonist Mark Hanslip and drummer Emil Karlsen, two active figures on the UK free improv and jazz scene, in a sax & drum duo fueled by live performances, here in their first album of informed and exploratory dialog, five works that run the gamut from textural open playing to fiery free jazz, a solid first endeavor and addition to Karlsen's Noumenon label.

Karlsen, Emil: Flux [VINYL] Karlsen, Emil:
Flux [VINYL]

(Noumenon -- UK )

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Norwegian-born drummer Emil Karlsen living in London presents his first solo drum album, and the first album on his Noumenon label, a series of 11 dynamic compositions and improvisations exploring extended techniques, timbre and textures, inspired as much by the likes of Cecil Taylor and Andrew Cyrille as by John Cage and Igor Stravinsky.

Hawkins, Chester: Metabolism Quartet / Nocturne For Poppy [CASSETTE] Hawkins, Chester:
Metabolism Quartet / Nocturne For Poppy [CASSETTE]

(Zeromoon/ Intangible Arts -- USA )

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Electro-psychedelic explorer Chester Hawkins presenting two live performances in Washington DC -- one recorded in isolation at Intangible Arts' studio (4th September 2018) and one in public at Rhizome community arts space (8th September 2018) -- improvised autopsies of Lutoslawski's String Quartet by means of three granular synth engines and one tape-edit/concrete emulator.

Somersaults (Olie Brice / Tobias Delius / Mark Sanders): Numerology of Birdsong Somersaults (Olie Brice / Tobias Delius / Mark Sanders):
Numerology of Birdsong

(West Hill Records -- USA )

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Having supported Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, Mikolaj Trzaska, Ken Vandermark, &c., the UK rhythm section of Olie Brice on double bass and Mark Sanders on drums joined forces for their own Somersaults trio with tenor saxophonist Tobias Delius (ICP), this second album an example of their buoyant, optimistically playful and melodically charged free improvisation.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: In the past only geniuses were capable of staging the p Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
In the past only geniuses were capable of staging the perfect crime (also known as a revolution) Today anybody can accomplish their aims... [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The ninth album from the enduring trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi, recorded in 2015 at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe, with both Ambarchi and O'Rourke performing on drums and percussion, O'Rourke also using a Hammond Organ and Ambarchi on flute, while Haino asserts himself on guitar, electronics and voice, in 2 groove-based pieces and 2 side-long epics.

Eclectic Maybe Band: Reflections In A Moebius Ring Mirror Eclectic Maybe Band:
Reflections In A Moebius Ring Mirror

(Discus -- UK )

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The second album of this Guy Segers (Univers Zero) project in an eclectic ensemble of improvisers, rock musicians and experimenters, a genre-defying project of primarily instrumental work with interventions of song, merging acoustic & electric instruments with electronics, live improvisation with studio manipulation, to find new forms of mesmerizing music.

Frostlake: Ice & Bone Frostlake:
Ice & Bone

(Discus -- UK )

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The second album from multi-instrumentalist Frostlake (Jan Todd, also of Orchestra of The Upper Atmosphere), hallucinatory songs of layered vocals accompanied by the creative bass of Terry Todd, for rich atmospheres with warm instrumentation augmented by field recordings; absorbing music that draws its listeners into their beautiful, psychedelic dream states.

Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida: Ascension Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida:
Ascension

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

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The collaboration between Magaibutsu label leader, Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji, The World Heritage, &c) on drums, keyboards & voice, and Heldon mastermind Richard Pinhas on guitar & effects, continues with this CD of live material from their 2014 Japanese tour, extending the 2015 "Live in Japan" album, including the 8-part "Ascension".

NYUK (Nasuno / Yoshida / Uchihashi / Nasuki): NYUK NYUK (Nasuno / Yoshida / Uchihashi / Nasuki):
NYUK

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

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An extension of the Korekyojinn band of Nasuno Mitsuru, Yoshida Tatsuya, and Kido Natsuki, by adding guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa (Altered States, Ground Zero, Innocent Records), for eight intense improvisations recorded at Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo in 2013, a startling album of jaw-dropping polyrhythmic, avant rock interaction and intention; spectacular.

Rocher, Christophe / Joe Fonda / Harvey Sorgen: New Origin Rocher, Christophe / Joe Fonda / Harvey Sorgen:
New Origin

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The trio of bassist Joe Fonda, drummer Harvey Sorgen and clarinetist Christopher Rocher in an album dedicated to reedist Perry Robinson, a heartfelt album balancing structured composition and collective work, with authoritative free playing from all three as Rocher switches between bass clarinet and b-flat, Fonda plucks and bows, and Sorgen skilfully mixes it up.

Dick, Robert / Joelle Leandre / Miya Masaoka: Solar Wind Dick, Robert / Joelle Leandre / Miya Masaoka:
Solar Wind

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Virtuosic collective improvisations with Robert Dick on flute, bass flute, contrabass flute, & piccolo flute, Joelle Leandre on contrabass and Miya Masaoka on koto & percussion, Dick and Leandre punctuating the conversation with their voice on 4 pieces, as the three record in the studio in NYC in 2018 for 12 succinct dialogs that balance abstraction and passionate intention.

Shipp, Matthew / Mark Helias / Gordon Grdina: Skin and Bones Shipp, Matthew / Mark Helias / Gordon Grdina:
Skin and Bones

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Recording two days after their concert in British Columbia, BC at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art's Skin And Bones Music Series, the trio of pianist Matthew Shipp, guitarist Gordon Grdina and bassist Mark Helias captured these collective improvisations at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver BC, titling their album after their well-received concert.

R.A.N. (Albert Cirera / Rafal Mazur / Nicolas Field): Five Spontaneous Ones R.A.N. (Albert Cirera / Rafal Mazur / Nicolas Field):
Five Spontaneous Ones

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The UK/Europe trio of Albert Cirera on saxophones, Rafal Mazur on bass guitar, and Nicolas Field on drums, in five ordinal improvisations recorded at Alchemia Club in 2018, for a concert of vigorously assertive playing and seething interactive layers, laying back at times to build their progressions, ending the concert with an explorative "Fifth" improvisation.

Big Tent (Jerome Kitzke / Steve Rust / Harvey Sorgen): I Am Waiting Big Tent (Jerome Kitzke / Steve Rust / Harvey Sorgen):
I Am Waiting

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The New York trio of pianist Jerome Kitzke, bassist Steve Rust on electric and acoustic, and drummer/percussionist Harvey Sorgen, alternate consummately clever approaches to collective playing with Kitzke's humorously ironic and insightful reading of four poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti from his book "A Coney Island of the Mind", in honor of his 100th birthday.

Bishop, Jeb Flex Quartet: Re-Collect Bishop, Jeb Flex Quartet:
Re-Collect

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A set of Jeb Bishop compositions performed at The Hungry Brain in Chicago, from the inventively lyrical quartet of Jeb Bishop (trombone), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Frank Rosaly (drums), and Jason Roebke (bass), performing music written for this same quartet at the invitation of Ken Vandermark for the Okka Festival 7 in Milwaukee; optimistic and joyful modern jazz!

McPhee, Joe / John Edwards / Klaus Kugel: A Night In Alchemia McPhee, Joe / John Edwards / Klaus Kugel:
A Night In Alchemia

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The working trio of New York trumpeter & saxophonist Joe McPhee, London double bassist John Edwards, and German drummer Klaus Kugel, actively touring through Europe since 2017, are heard live at Alchemia in Krakow, Poland in 2018, for four monumental examples of free improvisation in superlative playing with intense rhythmic interaction and deeply expressive soloing.

Shipp, Matthew : Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo Shipp, Matthew :
Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Captured live at the 2016 Jazz at the Factory Festival in Sao Paulo, this addition to New York pianist Matthew Shipp's catalog finds the masterful player presenting his own compositions like "Symbol Systems", "Gamma Ray" or "Invisible" light alongside unique takes on "Angel Eyes", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Yesterdays" and "Summertime".

von Orelli, Marco / Tommy Meier / Luca Sisera / Sheldon Suter: Lotus Crash von Orelli, Marco / Tommy Meier / Luca Sisera / Sheldon Suter:
Lotus Crash

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Trumpeter Marco von Orelli's piano-less quartet with Tommy Meier on tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, Luca Sisera on double bass, and Sheldon Suter on drums is caught live at Theater am Gleis, in Winterthur, Switzerland in 2018, and at Boudoir au Revoir, the same year, performing von Orelli's compellingly clever compositions, plus one each from Adam lane and Tommy Meier.

 

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