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Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp: Dark Matrix Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp:
Dark Matrix

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A meeting in the studio of long-time friends and collaborators, pianist Matthew Shipp and Daniel Carter performing on alto, tenor & soprano saxes, clarinet & trumpet, having played together in many groupings this is only their first duo recording, in a thoughtful set of free improvisations with an innate lyricism and beautiful sense of pacing; masterful and evolved.

Blonk's, Jaap Retirement Overdue (w/ Petruccelli / Stadhouders / Rosaly): New Start [2 CDs] Blonk's, Jaap Retirement Overdue (w/ Petruccelli / Stadhouders / Rosaly):
New Start [2 CDs]

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

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The first working band for Dutch vocal improviser Jaap Blonk in 20 years, as he passes 65 years and is clearly NOT ready for retirement, assembling Miguel Petruccelli (Native Aliens Ensemble) on guitar, Jasper Stadhouders (Cactus Truck) on bass, and Chicago ex-pat Frank Rosaly on drums for a double CD of new work, collective improvisation and reworked Blonk classics.

Artaud, Antonin (Jaap Blonk): To Have Done With the Judgment of God Artaud, Antonin (Jaap Blonk):
To Have Done With the Judgment of God

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

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Vocal performer & musician Jaap Blonk presents a rendering of French dramatist, poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud's "Pour en Finir avec le Jugement de Dieu" (To Have Done With the Judgment of God), a work shelved by the French Radio in 1948 without broadcast as 'too scatological, political, anti-religious, random, and cacophonous through xylophonic and percussive sounds'.

Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou: Derviche Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou:
Derviche

(Ayler -- France )

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Improvised and heavy forms of experimental rock from the French duo of piccolo bassist Eric Brochard and drummer Fabrice Favriou, their music dramatic, ritualistic and urgent as they reference Maya Deren and mythological experience, their music hypnotically mesmerizing and sonically rich, slowly whirling dervishes in five varying sequences that growl and transfix.

Clucas, Dan / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Matt Crane: Universal or Directional Clucas, Dan / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Matt Crane:
Universal or Directional

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Three quartet improvisations and six duo combinations between Dan Clucas on cornet, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Damon Smith on double bass, and Matt Crane on drums, recording in the studio in Rhode Island, 2018, the various permutations of each player elucidating the full group interactions through focused and captivating investigations of instrumental combinations.

What Happens In A Year (Sinton / Neufeld / Merega): Ceremonie / Musique What Happens In A Year (Sinton / Neufeld / Merega):
Ceremonie / Musique

(FiP recordings -- USA )

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The 1st release of NY baritone saxophonist & bass clarinetist Josh Sinton's FiP label (Form is Possibility) is the debut of the "What Happens in a Year" trio with Todd Neufeld on electric guitar and Giacomo Merega on electric bass, an album of free collective improvisation fueled by a patiently ethereal and authoritative ethic through subtle dialog of tone, texture and pulse.

Yoshihide, Otomo / Chris Pitsiokos: Live in Florence [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Yoshihide, Otomo / Chris Pitsiokos:
Live in Florence [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Performing live at the Tempo Reale Festival in Florence, Italy in 2018, the duo of Japanese improviser Otomo Yoshihide on turntables & guitars and NY saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos fascinate with seven free dialogs, from extreme techniques of fragmented sound to jazz-oriented reference, a well-matched pair for both splintering collision and accomplished statement.

Xenakis, Iannis: GRM Works 1957-1962 [VINYL] Xenakis, Iannis:
GRM Works 1957-1962 [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Back in Stock: Recollection GRM assembles Greek experimental composer Iannis Xenakis' works for Groupe de Recherches Musicales circa 1957-1962: "Concret PH" (1958); "Orient-Occident" (1960); "Diamorphoses" (1957-58); "Bohor" (1962).

Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love): She Knows... Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love):
She Knows...

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

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Named for a Don Cherry composition included on this album, the core trio of The Thing--Mats Gustafsson on reeds, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums--is joined by saxophonist and pocket trumpter Joe McPhee, recording classic free jazz and harmolodic pieces by Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer, Frank Lowe, & Joe McPhee.

Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs] Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry:
European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs]

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

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Essential radio and live recordings from saxophonist Albert Ayler's European tour in 1964 with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on double bass and Sunny Murray on drums, a quintessential grouping for Ayler's compositions, here in outstanding renditions of classic works including "Spirits", "Ghosts", "Vibrations", "Mothers", "Childrens", plus Don Cherry's "Infant Happiness".

Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci: Conversations Vol. 1 [VINYL] Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci:
Conversations Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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The first of two volumes from legendary Downtown NY pianist Cooper-Moore and saxophonist Stephen Gauci, recorded after a seven-month residency at Happylucky No. 1 Gallery in Brooklyn, allowing the two players to develop a natural dialog of unique and idiosyncratic approaches to their instruments, resulting in these 6 commanding recordings freely improvised in the studio.

Futterman, Joel : Intervals Futterman, Joel :
Intervals

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Each of the three parts of NY pianist Joel Futterman's "Intervals" is unedited first takes, a referendum on 40 years of playing and expanding his powers at free jazz that embraces tradition and future, alway engaging his listeners through fully formed figures, phrase and motifs, a great combination of familiar jazz elements and imaginative free invention.

Gjerstad, Frode / Fred Lonberg Holm / Steve Swell / William Parker: Tales From Gjerstad, Frode / Fred Lonberg Holm / Steve Swell / William Parker:
Tales From

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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After a tour through upstate New York State with Chicago cellist and electronic artist Fred Lonberg-Holm, saxophonist Frode Gjerstad headed to New York City for a planned trio recording which evolved into this informed quartet with Steve Swell on trombone and William Parker on bass, tuba, cornet & flutes, an outstanding example of Transatlanic collective improvisation.

Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak: Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3 Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak:
Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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The third volume in this free improvising series, starting with the collaboration of Polish violinist Patryk Zakrocki and guitarist Marcin Olak, varying the additional players as they explore chamber-oriented free improvisation, here with the impressive vocal improvisation of Anna Gadt and cellist Annemie Osborne, ripping apart the calendar in 14 monthly machinations.

Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra: The Solar-Myth Approach (Vol. 1 & 2) [2 CDs] Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra:
The Solar-Myth Approach (Vol. 1 & 2) [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Originally issued on the BYG label as a 2 volume set, these albums present a variety of tracks from various undocumented sessions in New York and Philadelphia in the 1960s, with similar personnel in the makeup of the Arkestra during this time, here fully remastered and presented as a 2-CD set including a bonus track correcting an original mastering problem; essential Ra!

Myers, David Lee: That Which Is It Myers, David Lee:
That Which Is It

(pulsewidth -- USA )

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Using electronic and digital tools similar to those that fuel his Arcane Device project, New York sound artist David Lee Myers presents an accessibly engaging set of compositions using modular electronics, feedback matrices, guitar textures, voices, and frogs in 11 polyrhythmic adventures; quirky yet non-chaotic, sublime experimental works of tone and texture.

Chmiel, Przemyslaw Quartet: Witchcraft Chmiel, Przemyslaw Quartet:
Witchcraft

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Led by Polish multi-reedist and composer Przemyslaw Chmiel and his quartet of Mateusz Gramburg on piano, Piotr Narajowski on double bass, and Michał Szeligowski on drums, this is their debut album, presenting a sophisticated set of structured compositions that allow for great spontaneity and lyricism, a strong start for this expressive young band.

Gabriel, Julius: Geminga Gabriel, Julius:
Geminga

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Using the natural resonance of the chapel of Oficinas do Convento, in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, saxophonist Julius Gabriel recorded these ten diverse solo improvisations, performing on soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones, applying unusual and extended techniques to his playing in a mixture of technical prowess and implicit wit & melodicism.

Icepick (Nate Wooley / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten / Chris Corsano): Hellraiser [VINYL] Icepick (Nate Wooley / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten / Chris Corsano):
Hellraiser [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The 3rd album from the improvising trio of Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums, is a live recording at the 2018 Experimental Sound Studio's Option Series, a smoldering session of collective improvisation that builds tension through impressive rhythmic texture and releases it in cathartic and passionate passages.

Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori: Sand Storm Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori:
Sand Storm

(Libra/ Circum-Disc -- Japan )

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The cooperative quartet Kaze of Satoko Fujii on piano, Peter Orins on drums, Christian Pruvost on trumpet, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, joins with elextroacoustic improviser Ikue Mori for seven exploratory pieces recorded in the studio after a one-week tour in Austria, France, and Russia, their enthusiasm for their extraordinarily unique group sound clearly evident.

Gato Libre (Tamura / Fjuii / Kaneko): Koneko Gato Libre (Tamura / Fjuii / Kaneko):
Koneko

(Libra -- Japan )

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The 8th album from Gato Libre with compositions from trumpeter Natsuki Tamura in a trio with Yasuko Kaneko on trombone and pianist Satoko Fujii here on accordion, Koneko translating to "Kitten", as Tamura explores 8 new cats from strays to shop cats through deceptively simple pieces of melodic appeal of warm color, tone & texture; absolutely charming.

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Adios Al Futuro Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
Adios Al Futuro

(Discus -- UK )

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The 2nd release from the UK instrumental rock band Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keyboards & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwind, keyboards, synth bass & electronics, and Steve Dinsdale on drums, keyboards & electronics, expand their sound and referenes as they tug on the heartstrings of prog, krautrock and other advanced rock forms with modern and mellotron-fueled orchestration.

Wachsmann, Phil : Writing In Water Wachsmann, Phil :
Writing In Water

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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UK-based violinist Phillip Wachsmann, an essential player bringing contemporary approaches of indeterminacy, conceptualism and electroacoustics to the early community of improvisers and experimentalists, in a reissue of his 1984 Bead Records album, presenting his astute and sophisticated live solo performance for violin and electronics at the Actual Festival in July 1984, London.

Musicworks: #137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Fall 2020 issue of Canada's finest new music magazine, focusing on guitars--hollow, heavy, bowed, cracked, pedalled, flung, trusty companions & feedback demons; Plus articles on Casey Koyczan, Susan Alcorn, Amy Brandon, Aidan Baker, Eliza Kavtion, C. Diab, Markus Lake, Catherine Debard, Cloud Chamber, &c; and an 11-track CD with music from the aforementioned.

Gregoretti, Francesco : Solid Layers, Deafening Shapes Gregoretti, Francesco :
Solid Layers, Deafening Shapes

(Toxo Records -- Italy )

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A solo percussion album from Francesco Gregoretti, employing traditional instruments and unusual object to create unique audio environment that use predictable rhythmic elements against capricious approaches, giving his playing a personal style fueled by resonance and natural feedback; an album that balances chaotic and structured environments in riveting ways.

Schlippenbach Quartet: Three Nails Left Schlippenbach Quartet:
Three Nails Left

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Remastered and with the original cover, the expanded Schlippenbach Trio of pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach, saxophonist Evan Parker on soprano & tenor, drummer/percussionist Paul Lovens, and German double bassist Peter Kowald, a stellar group captured in two incredibly inventive concerts at Third New Jazz Festival Moers and at Quartier Latin in 1974 & 1975.

Kowald, Peter Quintet: Peter Kowald Quintet Kowald, Peter Quintet:
Peter Kowald Quintet

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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First ever CD reissue of the only band under bassist Peter Kowald's own name, remastered; originally released by FMP in 1972, this is exemplary European Free Jazz from one of the orignal innovators in a quartet with Peter Kowald on tuba, bass, & alphorn, Gunter Christmann and Paul Rutherford on trombones, Peter van der Locht on alto saxophone, and Paul Lovens on drums.

Graves, Milford / Don Pullen: The Complete Yale Concert, 1966 Graves, Milford / Don Pullen:
The Complete Yale Concert, 1966

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Originally issued in two volumes on their own SRP Records in 1966 & 67 as In Concert At Yale University and Nommo, the duo of drummer/percussionist Milford Graves and pianist Don Pullen are heard live in in this excitingly energetic and revelatory concert at Yale University, redefining the roles of their instruments during the most exploratory period of free jazz.

Dingman, Chris (May Han Oh / Tim Kelper): Embrace Dingman, Chris (May Han Oh / Tim Kelper):
Embrace

(Inner Arts Initiative -- USA )

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Finding rich warmth in NY vibraphonist Chris Dingman's melodic and optimistic compositions, several inspired by Dingman's interest in West African music traditions, performed in a trio with bassist Linda May Han Oh (Pat Metheney) and drummer Tim Keiper (Cyro Baptista, David Byrne); an inspiringly lyrical album with exceptional soloing and improvisation interplay.

Dingman, Chris : The Peace Project [5-CD BOX] Dingman, Chris :
The Peace Project [5-CD BOX]

(Inner Arts Initiative -- USA )

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Vibraphonist Chris Dingman set up his vibraphones next to the bedroom where his father was under hospice care from a rare heart ailment, setting an atmosphere of calm and compassion to help soothe, heal, and carry him through his final challenges, released here as a 5-CD set of 5 hours of ethereal sounds through poignant melodies, swirling textures, and undulating pedal tones.

Parker, Evan / Agusti Fernandez: Tempranillo Parker, Evan / Agusti Fernandez:
Tempranillo

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Reissuing this astonishing 1995 studio recording, capturing the first encounter between two legendary free jazz performers--UK saxophonist Evan Parker on tenor and soprano saxophones and pianist Augustí Fernández--in an 8-part dialog of mercurial speed balanced with moments of passionate introspection, resissued with new mastering, restoring this essential meeting.

Perelman, Ivo / Arcado String Trio: Deep Resonance Perelman, Ivo / Arcado String Trio:
Deep Resonance

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Saxophonist Ivo Perelman declares that he "metamorphosed into a string instrument" himself while playing with the dynamic string trio drawn of NY Downtown luminaries--cellist Hank Roberts, violinist Mark Feldman and bassist Mark Dresser--blending technical mastery with profound creative impulse as the quartet weaves a tapestry of free jazz and instant composition.

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van M Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Plan Kruutntoone joins forces with avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt for a conceptual narrative blurring improvised music, compositional and rock forms, with a narrative based around Zorro and Rosa, geography (and Spielberg) and Brodski, or in their terms: composed and deranged music and lyrics (and other words) on guitars, basses, drums and a piano.

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van M Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)[VINYL]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

Price: $19.95    

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Plan Kruutntoone joins forces with avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt for a conceptual narrative blurring improvised music, compositional and rock forms, with a narrative based around Zorro and Rosa, geography (and Spielberg) and Brodski, or in their terms: composed and deranged music and lyrics (and other words) on guitars, basses, drums and a piano.

No Base Trio: No Base Trio No Base Trio:
No Base Trio

(Setola Di Maiale -- Italy )

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The trio of alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo, guitarist Gabriel Vicens, and drummer Leonardo Osuna, formed in 2010 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, emerging from a standards-based band influenced by jazz, rock, electronic and ambient music to a fully free improv group, focusing on creative improvisation that balances lyrical moments with raw sound & energetic momentum.

Jordan, Kidd / Joel Futterman / Alvin Fielder Trio: Live At The Tampere Jazz Happening 2000 Jordan, Kidd / Joel Futterman / Alvin Fielder Trio:
Live At The Tampere Jazz Happening 2000

(CLM -- USA )

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A superb live album recorded at the 2000 Tampere Jazz Happening, Pakkahuone, Finland, and the 4th release from the trio of Kidd Jordan on tenor sax, Joel Futterman on piano, soprano sax & indian wooden flute, and Alvin Fielder on drums & percussion; improvisation performed like old friends, the album divided into six tracks plus an encore but performed as one long piece.

Oxley, Tony: February Papers Oxley, Tony:
February Papers

(Discus -- UK )

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Reissuing percussionist and electronic innovator Tony Oxley's 1977 Incus album, collecting works from Oxley's evolving approaches, including a quartet with bassist Barry Guy and violinists David Bourne & Philipp Wachsmann; a trio with Barry Guy and Ian Brighton on electric guitar; and solo pieces including a piece for Evan Parker emulating his sound through electronics.

Feldman, Morton: Triadic Memories [2 CDs] Feldman, Morton:
Triadic Memories [2 CDs]

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

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The second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about that reality, the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman attempted to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard here in Judith Wegmann's 2019 recording, where thThe second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman worked to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard her in Judith Wegmann's 2019 studio recording where that space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.at space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.

Von Orelli, Marco: The Unasked Answer Von Orelli, Marco:
The Unasked Answer

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

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A remarkable album of solo trumpet improvisation of incredible and creative technique, performed on trumpet, cornet, piccolo trumpet and slide trumpet, from Swiss trumpeter Marco von Orelli, the album title referencing a work by Charles Ives for offstage string ensemble, woodwind quartet and, most significantly for this album, solo trumpet.

Parkins, Zeena / Jeff Kolar: Scale Parkins, Zeena / Jeff Kolar:
Scale

(Two Rooms Records -- USA )

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Commissioned by choreographer Jennifer Monson, the collaboration of Downtown NY electric harpist and sound artist Zeena Parkins and Chicago sound artist Jeff Kolar explore the intersection of acoustic phenonema against electronic, synthetic & radio sounds, inspired by the timing of natural phenomena like ocean currents and daylight emergence; fascinating.

Parkins, Zeena / Jeff Kolar: Scale [VINYL] Parkins, Zeena / Jeff Kolar:
Scale [VINYL]

(Two Rooms Records -- USA )

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Commissioned by choreographer Jennifer Monson, the collaboration of Downtown NY electric harpist and sound artist Zeena Parkins and Chicago sound artist Jeff Kolar explore the intersection of acoustic phenonema against electronic, synthetic & radio sounds, inspired by the timing of natural phenomena like ocean currents and daylight emergence; fascinating.

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: Axis/Another Revolvable Thing [2 CDs] Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit:
Axis/Another Revolvable Thing [2 CDs]

(Blank Forms -- USA )

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Reissuing the 1975 album of Japanese guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi's New Direction Unit with Kenji Mori on reeds, Nobuyoshi Ino on bass & cello, and Hiroshi Yamazaki on percussion, in a 2-CD set of the band's open-minded free-flowing and conceptual improvisation series "Fragments", captured live at Yasuda Seimei Hall in Tokyo, Japan and presented in performance order.

Lucier, Alvin: Works for the Ever Present Orchestra  [VINYL 2 LPs] Lucier, Alvin:
Works for the Ever Present Orchestra [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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Pieces written for the Ever Present Orchestra, a 13-piece ensemble formed in 2016 exclusively to perform composer Alvin Lucier's works, with a core of 4 guitarists, 3 saxophones, 4 violins and piano, here presenting Lucier's continuing exploration of the behaviour of sound in physical space, blending electronic and acoustic sources with subtle tension and mystery.

Lucier, Alvin: Works for the Ever Present Orchestra [2 CDs] Lucier, Alvin:
Works for the Ever Present Orchestra [2 CDs]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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Pieces written for the Ever Present Orchestra, a 13-piece ensemble formed in 2016 exclusively to perform composer Alvin Lucier's works, with a core of 4 guitarists, 3 saxophones, 4 violins and piano, here presenting Lucier's continuing exploration of the behaviour of sound in physical space, blending electronic and acoustic sources with subtle tension and mystery.

Dreyblatt,  Arnold: Star Trap  [VINYL] Dreyblatt, Arnold:
Star Trap [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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Previously unreleased 1990's recordings from Arnold Dreyblatt and his Orchestra of Excited Strings, including six pieces performed by three different iterations of the Orchestra; ensembles of modified percussion, string, and wind instruments; pieces using Dreyblatt's Dynamic Processing System; plus 2 pieces composed for the 10th anniversary of the Orchestra in Europe.

Cyanobacteria: From The Arabian Gulf [CASSETTE] Cyanobacteria:
From The Arabian Gulf [CASSETTE]

(Toxo Records -- Italy )

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Francesco Gregoretti of the bands Strongly Imploded, Grizzly Imploded and Oddly Imploded (Shhpuma) joins forces with double bassist Renato Grieco (Carl Ludwig Hubsch) to create an unusual set of improvisations on the lower end, using drums and double bass, and described as "a primordial and grotesque sound; a clumsy symbiont of feedback, strings and skins"; intriguing.

Mollestad, Hedvig: Ekhidna [WHITE VINYL] Mollestad, Hedvig:
Ekhidna [WHITE VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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In 2018 guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen received an invitation from the festival at Vossajazz commissioning a work for the 2019 festival, for which she expanded her instrumental rock trio to a sextet with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, drummer Torstein Lofthus (Elephant9), percussionist Ole Mofjell, and keyboardists Marte Eberson & Erlend Slettevoll.

Okuden Quartet (Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Hamid Drake): Every Dog Has Its Day Okuden Quartet (Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Hamid Drake):
Every Dog Has Its Day But It Doesn't Matter Because Fat Cat Is Getting Fatter [2 CDs]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

Price: $14.45    

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Reed player Mat Walerian's 4th album as a leader, in a quartet with Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on double bass & shakuhachi, and Hamid Drake on drums, the name "Okuden" meaning "inner teachings, as Walerian's compositions vary from a fully free introspective opener to joyful jazz idiom, a perfect set for this versatile and enlightened set of musicians.

Triofolio (Chris Cundy / Paul K. Scott / Saul Scott): Ordinary Evidence Triofolio (Chris Cundy / Paul K. Scott / Saul Scott):
Ordinary Evidence

(FMR -- UK )

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Performing a set of UK bass clarinetist Chris Cundy's compositions, along with one collective improvisation, TrioFolio is complemented with the father/son team of double bassist Paul K. Scott and drummer Saul Scott, exploring the borders between classic modern jazz and free forms of improvisation, all heard in the lower instrumental spectrum through rich lyrical jazz.

Smart, Shirley / James Arben: Entanglement: 9 Improvised Dialogues Smart, Shirley / James Arben:
Entanglement: 9 Improvised Dialogues

(FMR -- UK )

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UK sax and wind player James Arben and cellist Shirley Smart explore the possibilities of chamber-oriented free improvisation through a series of dialogues of harmonic, rhythmic and timbral tension and resolution, created from bold experimental playing techniques and melodic discourse that draws on influences from jazz to Middle Eastern, folk and contemporary music.

Zeitkratzer / Mariam Wallentin: The Shape of Jazz to Come Zeitkratzer / Mariam Wallentin:
The Shape of Jazz to Come

(Zeitkratzer -- Germany )

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The flexible zeitkratzer ensemble joins with Swedish singer Mariam Wallentin to focus on jazz music, in an unusual tribute to great jazz musicians from Sweet Emma Barrett to Muhal Richard Abrams, interpreting pieces like "Jelly Roll Blues" and "Strange Fruit", filtered through zeitkratzer's unusual lense and recorded live at Festival Sacrum Profanum in Krakow, Poland, 2018.

Niblock, Phill: G2,44+/X2  [CD + BOOK] Niblock, Phill:
G2,44+/X2 [CD + BOOK]

(Room40 -- Australia )

Price: $26.95    

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A gorgeous and rich drone composition from New York composer Phill Niblock, intended for maximum volume to bring out shifting and slowly interacting harmonics from a nonet of incredible guitarists — David First, Rafael Toral, Robert Poss, Susan Stenger, Alan Licht, Kevin Drumm, Lee Ranaldo, and Thurston Moore — with Jim O'Rourk engineering the album for optimal warmth.

Banabila, Michel: All Connected Banabila, Michel:
All Connected

(StealthRec -- Netherlands )

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Collaborations between electronic artist Michel Banabila, 14 tracks in total along with 16 musicians of experimental electronic, compositional, and electronica forms, inspired by the Disquiet Junto project and with artists including Machinefabriek, Radboud Mens, violinist Oene van Geel and Mayana Golovchenko, each track revealing different aspects of Banabila's broad interests.

Banabila, Michel / Radboud Mens / Marco Douma: Live 2015 Banabila, Michel / Radboud Mens / Marco Douma:
Live 2015

(StealthRec -- Netherlands )

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Sound artist Radboud Mens and composer Michel Banabila collaborated with video artist Marco Douma in a series of live perofrmances in 2015, the audio of which is heard here in electronic beats of a triphop nature, detailed and compelling rhythms from their performances at Le Guess Who festival in Utrecht, Netherlands and at Steim Summer Party, at Bimhuis.

Rousay, Claire: Both [VINYL] Rousay, Claire:
Both [VINYL]

(Second Editions -- Germany )

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Two location-based works of ambient sound from Texas sound artist Claire Rousay, the first recorded at the Central Library in San Antonio, Texas mixing a live microphone feed with sine tones pitched to the building's resonant frequencie; the second a composition using recording made in Ciudad de Mexico, constructing a fictional world from environmental sources.

Opening Performance Orchestra: Radio Music Extended (Based on John Cage's Radio Music) Opening Performance Orchestra:
Radio Music Extended (Based on John Cage's Radio Music)

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Taking their lead from John Cage's 1956 Radio Music, the Opening Performance Orchestra in collaboration with the radio & a/v device archive at the Tesla Museum in Trest, present this 72-minute piece from a private live performance in July 2018, the 7 members of the Orchestra plus 2 guest operating 13 historical radio sets, dating from between 1935 and 1961.

Paraskevopoulos, Villy / Uli Winter / Fredi Proll: Live at artacts `19 / St. Johann Paraskevopoulos, Villy / Uli Winter / Fredi Proll:
Live at artacts `19 / St. Johann

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Austrian improvisers Ulit Winter (cello) and Fredi Pröll (drums) meet Greek-born pianist Villy Paraskevopoulos at Artacts '19, in St. Johann in Tirol, Austria in 2019 for these two superb extended free improvisations with a chamber/non-idiomatic approach, Paraskevopoulos performing inside and out of the piano, in technically impressive and well-balanced dialogs.

Keune / Lash / Noble: And Now Keune / Lash / Noble:
And Now

(FMR -- UK )

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A searing album in the European Free Jazz tradition from the trio of Stefan Keune on tenor sax, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Steve Noble on drums, performing live at Cafe Oto in London in 2020 for an explosive set that at times catches its breath, but which always returns to their assertive and astounding displays, ultimately ending with a unique introspection; magnificent.

MacDonald, Raymond / Gogs Maclean: Sass MacDonald, Raymond / Gogs Maclean:
Sass

(FMR -- UK )

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Scottish improviser Raymond MacDonald (Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra) and Gogs AKA Gordon Maclean, the Creative Director of Music & Literature at the AnTobar Arts Centre on the Isle of Mull, met in Tobar and without discussion, in a single take, recorded these soulful, warm and well-balanced dialogs, a lyrical and cultured discourse between two friends.

Bauer, Conny / Matthias Bauer / Dag Magnus Narvesen: The Gift [VINYL] Bauer, Conny / Matthias Bauer / Dag Magnus Narvesen:
The Gift [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Czech trombonist Conny Bauer and brother, double bassist Matthias Bauer, are joined by Stavanger drummer Dag Magnus Narvesen, captured live at Christchurch, Berlin in 2018, inspired by their surroundings the three present a sophisticated concert of collective free improvisation of great energy and playfulness, born from decades of experience and improvisational affinity.

Chancey, Vincent / Wilber Morris / Warren Smith: The Spell. The Vincent Chancey Trio Live, 1987 [VIN Chancey, Vincent / Wilber Morris / Warren Smith:
The Spell. The Vincent Chancey Trio Live, 1987 [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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An archival recording from the Kraine Art Gallery in NYC in October of 1987 by French horn player Vincent Chancey, double bassist Wilber Morris and percussionist Warren Smith, their distinctive instrumentation revealing the passionate dialog of agile and commanding ability, balancing the innate lyricism of jazz traditions with the liberation of free & out playing.

Mollestad, Hedvig: Ekhidna Mollestad, Hedvig:
Ekhidna

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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In 2018 guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen received an invitation from the festival at Vossajazz commissioning a work for the 2019 festival, for which she expanded her instrumental rock trio to a sextet with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, drummer Torstein Lofthus (Elephant9), percussionist Ole Mofjell, and keyboardists Marte Eberson & Erlend Slettevoll.

Ronn, Christian / Aram Shelton: Multiring [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Ronn, Christian / Aram Shelton:
Multiring [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Ringing and vibrating tones from the duo of keyboardist Christian Ronn performing on a Wurlitzer piano with effects, and alto saxophonist Aram Shelton employing extended language and harmonics, in a soulful and patiently subdued album of rich and heartfelt interaction, rising up for quick passages of hazy interaction and settling back for introspection; beautiful.

Kidambi, Amirtha / Lea Bertucci: End of Softness [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Kidambi, Amirtha / Lea Bertucci:
End of Softness [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Working in isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, vocalist Amirtha Kidambi and tape manipulator and electronic artist Lea Bertucci re-contextualize their Phase Eclipse album, merging segments of that album with a recording of a live performance, to create a new set of works, rife with the agony, isolation, and anomalous experiences of the time: The End of Softness.

Semantics (Elliott Sharp / Ned Rothenberg / Samm Bennett): Semantics Semantics (Elliott Sharp / Ned Rothenberg / Samm Bennett):
Semantics

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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An excellent example of the 80s Downtown NY approach to improvisation from the trio of wind player Ned Rothenberg on alto & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet & flute, Elliott Sharp on guitar, bass & violin, and Samm Bennett on drums, percussion & electronic drums, all in the height and excitement of the new music being developed and performed in NYC in the 1980s; awe-inspiring!

Shipp, Matthew / Rob Brown: Then Now Shipp, Matthew / Rob Brown:
Then Now

(RogueArt -- Austria )

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Since their 1988 duo album Sonic Explorations and through a number of group collaborations, the duo of alto saxophonist Rob Brown and pianist Matthew Shipp have extended and evolved their uniquely astute and confident dialog, as heard in this magnificent 8-part studio album, a reflection on their compatibility and perceptive artistry.

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp: The Clawed Stone Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp:
The Clawed Stone

(RogueArt -- Switzerland )

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Matthew Shipp (piano), John Butcher (saxophones) and Thomas Lehn (electronics) in a studio album recorded in France in 2017, a uniquely voiced collective trio of transformative improvisation, Lehn's additions and modifications blending perfectly with Shipp's solid foundations and Butcher's advanced technical expression, for an engrossing and expressive set of recordings.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Monochrome Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Monochrome

(self-released -- USA )

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As much a solo percussion album as a collection of large-scale compositions, Tatsuya Nakatani created hundreds of recordings of his collection of gongs, meticulously capturing each instrument's voice and arranging them into seven large works, maintaining the character of each instrument as material for these wonderfully dramatic and resonant works of silence, space and texture.

Bellowing Earwigs, The (Schouwburg / Bowman / Thompson / Northover): The Perpendicular Giraffe Compa Bellowing Earwigs, The (Schouwburg / Bowman / Thompson / Northover):
The Perpendicular Giraffe Compartment

(FMR -- UK )

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Studio improvisations from the far-ranging quartet of Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar, Adrian Northover on saxophone, Mbira & Melodica, Adam Bohman on objects, and Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg on voice, an experimental acoustic set that at times takes on nearly electronic qualities, Van Schouwburg and Bohman bringing unusual and unique elements to authoritatively perplexing dialog.

Mitchell, Nicole / Lisa E. Harris: Earthseed Mitchell, Nicole / Lisa E. Harris:
Earthseed

(FPE Records -- USA )

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Continuing her series of large works inspired by the dystopic writings of Octavia E. Butler, composer and flutist Nicole Mitchell assembles Chicago improvisers including cellist Tomeka Reid, percussionist Avreeayl Ra, trumpeter Ben LaMar Gay and interdisciplinary artist Lisa E. Harris to explore facets of Butler's Parable of the Sower.

Hayward, Charles : Crossfade Estate Hayward, Charles :
Crossfade Estate

(Klanggalerie -- E.U. )

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Recorded in 2005 with an ensemble of like-minded instrumentalists and then edited and collaged for the next year and a half, this was a project of Charles Hayward during his time at The Albany in Deptford, London, using their digital recording suite to create a large work using a variety of strategies and developed in a dramatic story form, issued here for the 1st time.

Kahn, Jason / Christian Wolfarth: Spirits [VINYL] Kahn, Jason / Christian Wolfarth:
Spirits [VINYL]

(Editions -- Switzerland )

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The 2nd release from Jason Kahn, here on voice and resonator guitar, with Christian Wolfarth on Chinese Cymbal, an antique marching snare and objects, recorded after a series of concerts across Europe in the fall of 2019, Kahn applying a percussionist's perspective to his guitar by playing it as a lap slide, as the two invoke an unusual incantatory spirit from their improvisations.

Genetti, Carol / Claire Rousay: Live At Elastic Arts [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Genetti, Carol / Claire Rousay:
Live At Elastic Arts [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )

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Percussionist Claire Rousay's first-time encounter with improviser Carol Genetti, performing on voice, tube and electronics, captured live at Chicago's Elastic Arts performance space, for a reserved yet highly engaging set that highlights Genetti's amplified and transformed utterances through Rousay's spare but perfectly complementary interjections.

Parker, Evan / RGG: Live@Alchemia Parker, Evan / RGG:
Live@Alchemia

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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As part of the Polish website Jazzarium.pl's 5th anniversary celebration, UK tenor saxophonist Evan Parker joined the Polish RGG free-improvising piano trio of Lukasz Ojdana on piano, Maciej Garbowski on bass, and Krzysztof Gradziuk on drums, for this four-part sophisticated collective improvisation recorded at the legendary Alchemia club in Krakow.

Evans, Peter (w/ Ross / Jozwiak / Harris): Being & Becoming [VINYL] Evans, Peter (w/ Ross / Jozwiak / Harris):
Being & Becoming [VINYL]

(More Is More -- USA )

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A dynamic 1st release from trumpeter Peter Evans' group Being and Becoming, featuring improvisers from a younger generation of creative musicians--Joel Ross on vibes, Nick Joziwak on bass, and Savannah Harris on drums--the album featuring new compositions from Evans, moving between notated chamber music textures, free improvisations, deep grooves and telepathic ensemble playing.

 

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