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

(RogueArt -- France )

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

Lussier, Rene  : Quintette Lussier, Rene :
Quintette

(Circum-Disc -- France )

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

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

(Long Song Records -- Canada )

Price: $17.95    

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

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

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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

AntiClan: Volcano Hour AntiClan:
Volcano Hour

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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

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

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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

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

(ChapChap Records -- Japan )

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

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

(FMR -- UK )

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

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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

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

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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

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

(Trost Records -- USA )

Price: $28.95    

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

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

(Glacial Erratic -- USA )

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

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

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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

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

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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

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

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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

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

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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

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

(ESP -- USA )

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

Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels: When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs] Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels:
When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Guitarist Vitor Rua (GNR, Telectu) recorded the 15 pieces of this 2-CD set first as a series of overdubbed solo improvisations, using his virtuosic skills to create intriguing and compelling works, which he orchestrated and recorded with the quintet of Hernani Faustino on bass, Luis San Payo on drums, Manuel Guimaraes on organ, Nuno Reis on trumpet, and Paulo Galao on clarinets.

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

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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

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

(Centering Records -- USA )

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

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

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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

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

(Moone Records -- USA )

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

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

(Swarming -- France )

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

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

(That's Cool Records -- USA )

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

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

(That's Cool Records -- USA )

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

Keszler, Eli: Stadium Keszler, Eli:
Stadium

(Shelter Press -- France )

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

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

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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

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

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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

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

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $39.95    

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

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

(Dogmatics -- Australia )

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

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

(Nuscope -- USA )

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

Kaufmann, Achim: Mnemon Kaufmann, Achim:
Mnemon

(Nuscope -- USA )

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

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

(Transversales Disques -- France )

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

Bayle, Francois: Electrucs ! [VINYL] Bayle, Francois:
Electrucs ! [VINYL]

(Transversales Disques -- France )

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18 never-released recordings by French electro-acoustic composer Francois Bayle including the title track, an "imaginary" soundtrack, and a piece for Bernard Parmegiani, released on the 60th anniversary of Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), which joined with Institut National de l'Audiovisuel in 1975 to create INA-GRM, with Bayle at the head of the record label.

About Group (Mukai / Clervaux / Coxon / Thomas / Taylor): RAK [VINYL] About Group (Mukai / Clervaux / Coxon / Thomas / Taylor):
RAK [VINYL]

(Treader -- UK )

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The 2nd About Group album replaces drummer Charles Hayward with Rupert Clervaux, alongside Susumu Mukai on bass, John Coxon on electric guitar, Pat Thomas on piano & synth, and Alexis Taylor on synth & electric piano, using Coxon's simple and insistent guitar themes as a foundation for four extended group compositions containing a surprising collision of sounds and influences.

Tchicai, John: John Tchicai With Strings [VINYL] Tchicai, John:
John Tchicai With Strings [VINYL]

(Treader -- UK )

Price: $24.95    

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Recorded during a rare visit to London in 2005 after the 2004 Coimbra Jazz Fest, the late Afro-Danish saxophonist, associated with Albert Ayler John Coltrane, Archie Shepp and Don Cherry, performs with orchestral strings alongside guitarist John Coxon, trumpeter/percussionist Ashley Wales, and drummer Mark Sanders; exotic, beautiful and unexpected.

Clinamen Trio : Enclins Clinamen Trio :
Enclins

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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The French trio of Louis-Michel Marion on double bass, Jacques Didonato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola are heard in a live recording at Radio France, on June 12th, 2017, freely improvising in understated and rich layers of harmonics and tone, actively subdued interactions in an extended excursion of introspective chamber-oriented improvisation.

Amu (Fujii / Tamura / Itani / Wildenhahn): Weave [CD & DVD] Amu (Fujii / Tamura / Itani / Wildenhahn):
Weave [CD & DVD]

(Libra -- Japan )

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Mizuki Wildenhahn adds an unusual percussive instrument through dance to the multi-arts Amu quartet of Wildenhahn, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, pianist Satoko Fujii, and percussionist Takashi Itani, heard on the CD and seen on the DVD of this 2-disc set of their unorthodox and absorbing live performance at Kanagawa Prefectural Lake Sagami-ko Exchange Center in 2018.

Fujii, Satoko / Yuko Yamaoka: Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs] Fujii, Satoko / Yuko Yamaoka:
Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs]

(Libra -- Japan )

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A double CD of Satoko Fujii compositions, 56 short compositions from a series she started around 2005 to expand her skills as a composer, many of which fueled her many band's repertoires; in 2018 she asked respected classical pianist and educator Yuko Yamaoka to record this set of compositions as part of her 60th birthday monthly album set.

Fujii, Satoko : Diary 2005-2015 [Scorebook] Fujii, Satoko :
Diary 2005-2015 [Scorebook]

(Libra -- Japan )

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A book of scores to accompany the double CD of 56 Satoko Fujii compostions titled "Diary 2005-2015", performed by respected classical pianist and educator Yuko Yamaoka, released as part of Satoko Fujii's ambitious 60th birthday monthly album set.

Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver: Songs Of The Wild Cave Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver:
Songs Of The Wild Cave

(RogueArt -- France )

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An extremely unique sax and drums album, as Rova leader Larry Ochs and New York drummer Gerald Cleaver take their tenor and sopranino saxophones, and drums and percussion, into the absolute darkness and stillness of the Portel Cave in the South of France, using the resonance and inspiration of the cave to record these seven incredible improvisations.

Delbecq, Benoit / Jorrit Dijkstra / John Hollenbeck: Linger Delbecq, Benoit / Jorrit Dijkstra / John Hollenbeck:
Linger

(Driff Records -- USA )

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The long-running collaboration of Paris pianist Benoit Delbecq and Netherlands-born, Boston-area saxophonist Jorrit Dijkstra is joined by Boston drummer John Hollenbeck, the pianist and saxophonist also picking up electronics and bass synth as they improvise over 10 concepts of movement through texture and distinctive approaches to their instruments.

Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal): Cliff Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal):
Cliff

(Driff Records -- USA )

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Contrasting his concurrent piano trio album with Nate McBride and Luther Gray, "Pools", "Cliff" is a first encounter between Boston-area pianist and composer Pandelis Karayorgis and drummer Eric Rosenthal with double bassist Damon Smith, recently migrated from the West Coast, as the three present a concentrative album of collective improvisation revealing three masterful players.

Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Nate McBride / Luther Gray): Pools Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Nate McBride / Luther Gray):
Pools

(Driff Records -- USA )

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The classic piano trio gets Boston-area pianist Pandelis Karayorgis' take on lyrical free playing, recorded in an informal studio session as drummer Luther Gray and bassist Nate McBride run through a a set of mostly Karayorgis compositions plus two collective compositions, great modern jazz informed by a variety of projects each has collaborated on.

Hopkins, Adam: Crickets Hopkins, Adam:
Crickets

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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A great example of the current Downtown/Brooklyn scene, using jazz as a jumping-off point to merge free playing, fusion, and rock stylings into an enthusiastic, and technically brilliant album, as bassist Adam Hopkins provides the ompositions performed with the sextet of Anna Webber, Ed Rosenberg, & Josh Sinton on sax, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar, and Devin Gray on drums.

Drake, Bob: L'isola Dei Lupi Drake, Bob:
L'isola Dei Lupi

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )

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Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and song-writer Bob Drake's 10th album, an unusual and quirky journey through rock, RIO, and prog references, exploring the "The island of the Lupi" through a strange set of songs, a showcase for Drake's immense skills and enigmatic curiosity in 16 miniatures of descriptive passages, brilliant playing and exceptional production.

Eisenberg, Wendy : The Machinic Unconscious Eisenberg, Wendy :
The Machinic Unconscious

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Guitarist and composer Wendy Eisenberg leads her powerful Downtown trio with Trevor Dunn on bass and Ches Smith on drums as they present hard-edged work including a piece inspired by poet Alice Notley, blending experimental and rock forms into a strange brew of eccentric improvised pieces, with an angular menacing approach and a fury of irrepressible determination.

Isotope Ensemble: Lanthanum Isotope Ensemble:
Lanthanum

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Creative Sources collective Isotope Ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues performed with a large electroacoustic group continues their investigation of isotopes, focusing on Lanthanum, a soft metal used in flints, through subtly-developing interplay the band, moving as one body, reaching several highly controlled periods of passionate improvisation, contrasting with beautifully serene sections; impressive.

Necks, The: Body Necks, The:
Body

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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A strong start to the Australian trio The Neck's 24th album, as Chris Abrahams on piano & keyboards, Tony Buck on drums, percussion & guitar, and Lloyd Swanton on acoustic bass present a powerhouse of free improvisation in a single hour-long work, the first half evoking jazz leaning, with a free and spacious bridge that builds suddenly to a rocking groove.

Hannafin, Matt : John Cage: Four Realizations For Solo Percussion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hannafin, Matt :
John Cage: Four Realizations For Solo Percussion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Portland-based percussionist Matt Hannafin presents 4 works from John Cage, 2 from the 60s and 2 from the 90s: "Variations II" & "Variations III", where the performer places or drops transparencies to create a graphic score; "One4" for solo percussion incorporating improvisation; and "c Composed Improvisation" for one-sided drums using instructions and chance operations.

Hennies, Sarah / Greg Stuart: Rundle [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hennies, Sarah / Greg Stuart:
Rundle [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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The duo of Sarah Hennies and Greg Stuart, who are both a part of the Meridian trio, performing at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, in Alberta, Canada, for two extended pieces using piano, percussion and objects, employing strategies and improvisation to generate indeterminate sources and sounds that create a cohesive and mysterious narrative.

Leap Of Faith: Topological Constructions Leap Of Faith:
Topological Constructions

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The core trio of the Leap of Faith Orchestra--PEK on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion--is joined by fellow Orchestra violinist Mimi Rabson and special guest, violinist Elinor Speirs, for a remarkable improvised work using a huge arsenal of instruments including a new Brontosaurus Bell.

Block, Oliva: 132 Ranks Block, Oliva:
132 Ranks

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Commissioned for the Chicago performing space LAMPO and The Renaissance Society, Olivia Block composed this large work of drone and sound from 2016-2017, premiered on the massive Skinner Organ at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in a free concert that included a sound installation of 6 speakers placed through the chapel playing white noise, sine tones, and prerecorded organ sounds.

Brown, Rob Quartet: Jumping Off The Page Brown, Rob Quartet:
Jumping Off The Page

(No More Records -- USA )

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Only his third date as a leader, this 2000 release features Rob Brown on alto sax and flute in a quartet with Chris Lightcap on bass, Jackson Krall on drums, and the late trumpeter Roy Campbell, a great example of New York jazz through a set of Brown original compositions, from upbeat energetic playing to rich layered soundscapes, all with soul and conviction.

Campbell, Roy Pyramid Trio: Ancestral Homeland Campbell, Roy Pyramid Trio:
Ancestral Homeland

(No More Records -- USA )

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A masterful album that embraces jazz, African and Native American musics from the late NY trumpeter Roy Campbell's fourth album from 1998 in a trio, using a strong percussive pulse over Campbell's phenomenal soloing, at times joining on percussion alongside drummer Zen Matsuura, with William Parker also taking up percussion alongside his powerful double bass work.

Parker, William: Lifting The Sanctions Parker, William:
Lifting The Sanctions

(No More Records -- USA )

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Pure William Parker in this solo album from 1998, as the New York double bassist presents 6 original works that demonstrate his skills as a composer, and his profound playing style, focused primarily on bowing with two pizzicato pieces, displaying an exceptional range of styles and emotions; the album cover is by Jeff Schlanger, painted during live recording of this music.

While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen): While We Still Have Bodies While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen):
While We Still Have Bodies

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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Using lo-fi electronics and found objects alongside their acoustic instruments, the NY quartet of Ben Gerstein (trombone), Sean Ali (double bass), Michael Foster (saxophones) and Flin van Hemmen (percussion) freely improvise with textural, rhythmic and timbral interactions, captured live at New Museum accompanying an exhibition by video artist Cheng Ran.

Graves, Milford: Babi [2 CDs] Graves, Milford:
Babi [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Recorded in 1976 at WBAI-FM/Free Music Store in New York, drummer percussionist Milford Graves goes head to head with two reedists, Arthur Doyle and Hugh Glover, an absolute stunner of percussive momentum and force, drawing the reeds into a frenzy of unbridled free playing; issued with a 2nd CD of a private recording of Graves plus unpublished photos.

McPhee, Joe / Hamid Drake: Keep Going McPhee, Joe / Hamid Drake:
Keep Going

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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The second duo album between saxophonist & pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee and drummer/frame drummer Hamid Drake begins with McPhee reciting words by Harriett Tubman (Keep Going), as the two inform and astound through masterful playing, together and solo, shaking the listener through intense and unambiguously clear playing, with pieces reflecting our world situation.

McPhee, Joe / Mats Gustafsson: Brace For Impact McPhee, Joe / Mats Gustafsson:
Brace For Impact

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Drawing on many collaborations, from Peter Brotzmann's large groups to Gustafsson's The Thing, this duo album recorded in 2008 is finally issued to unleash 1 blistering album of saxophone duos, Joe McPhee on altos sax, alto clarinet, pocket trumpet and voice, with Gustafsson on baritone and slide saxophone, alto fluteophone and live electronics; brace yourself!

McPhee, Joe: Nation Time McPhee, Joe:
Nation Time

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Keeping this essential album in print, Corbett vs Dempsey reissues the saxophonist & pocket trumpeter's 1971 release on the CJR label alongside 3 bonus tracks, a smoking album titled for a poem by Amiri Baraka, captured live at Vassar College Urban Center for Black Studies with Mike Kull (piano), Tyrone Crabb (bass), Bruce Thompson (percussion) and Ernest Bostic (percussion).

Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore: After Caroline Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore:
After Caroline

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The fourth release from Chicago bass clarinetist Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore, a trio with Jason Roebke on bass and New York drummer Mike Pride, playing modern creative jazz with a twisted melodic sense through Stein's original compositions, alongside one collective comoposition and John Coltrane's "26-2", a great example of 21st century jazz.

Marsella, Brian Trio: Outspoken: The Music Of The Legendary Hasaan Marsella, Brian Trio:
Outspoken: The Music Of The Legendary Hasaan

(Tzadik -- USA )

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From Philadelphia comes this exuberant album with its feet firmly planted in jazz tradition as the trio of pianist Brian Marsella, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Anway Marshall pay tribute to composer and pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali (1931-1980), an influence on Coltrane, Tyner, etc., with 7 Ali originals and a composition for Ali from Marsella.

Gustafsson / Sandstrom / Werlin : This is From the Mouth [VINYL 1-SIDED PICTURE DISC] Gustafsson / Sandstrom / Werlin :
This is From the Mouth [VINYL 1-SIDED PICTURE DISC]

(Utech Records -- USA )

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After working together on the theater production Das Fliegende Kind (The Flying Child), the trio of Mats Gustafsson, David Sandstrom (Refused), and Andreas Werliin (Fire!) recorded this 18 minute improvisation, a work of percussive force and rolling sax tone that builds to an explosive fury of sound, released on a stunning 1-sided picture disc.

Millions, Kenny / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter: Fuck Music... Tell Jokes - You'll Make More Money [CA Millions, Kenny / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter:
Fuck Music... Tell Jokes - You'll Make More Money [CASSETTE]

(Unhinged -- USA )

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Including twisted introductions and between-tune raw discussion and "jokes", the free jazz trio of New York saxophonist and bass clarinetist Kenny Millions, bassist Damon Smith on amplified double bass, and drummer Weasel Walters take the stage in Bushwick, Brooklyn as they shred their way through a 47 minute set of serious free playing, informed and on fire.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mar / Espvall / Faustino / Mira / &c.: Sul Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mar / Espvall / Faustino / Mira / &c.:
Sul

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recorded at the Galeria Monumental during the Small Format Materials II Festival, Sul is a large string-oriented ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues that includes percussionist Andrew Drury and double bassist Hernani Faustino, alongside Creative Sources core players, orchestrated with viola, violin, cello, double bass, classical guitar, zither, percussion and objects.

Hennies, Sarah (performed by Lenka Novosedlikova): Sisters [VINYL] Hennies, Sarah (performed by Lenka Novosedlikova):
Sisters [VINYL]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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US Composer Sarah Hennies wrote these pieces for vibraphone for Lenka Novosedlíková to be performed at the church in Kyjatice, Slovokia, a medieval building the two discovered while traveling, and that they challenged each to bring life to the building while respecting it's contemplative character and using the psychoacoustic dimensions of space.

Halvorson, Mary / Bill Frisell: The Maid With The Flaxen Hair Halvorson, Mary / Bill Frisell:
The Maid With The Flaxen Hair

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two Downtown NY guitarists, both masterful players with unique approaches to their instrument, come together to present extraordinary and brilliant interpretations of an eclectic set of standards and compositions, titled for Claude Debussy's 1910 solo piano work, and including pieces by Hoagy Charmichael, Johnny Smith, Willard Robinson, and a number of traditional works.

Mengelberg, Misha / Peter Brotzmann / Evan Parker / Peter Bennink / Paul Rutherford / Derek Bailey / Mengelberg, Misha / Peter Brotzmann / Evan Parker / Peter Bennink / Paul Rutherford / Derek Bailey / Han Bennink :
Groupcomposing

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Authoritative and playful free improvisation in the European Free Jazz style, this 1978 album on Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink's Instant Composers Pool (ICP) label, included the pianist and drummer along with Peter Brotzmann, Peter Bennink and Evan Paker on sax, Paul Rutherford on trombone, and Derek Bailey on guitar, in a much-need reissue of this seminal album.

Leandre, Joelle / Marc Ducret: Chez Helene Leandre, Joelle / Marc Ducret:
Chez Helene

(Ayler -- France )

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Jean-Marc Foussat recorded the French improvising duo of electric guitairst Marc Ducret and double bassist Joelle Leandre at 19PaulFort in May, 2018, the title drawn from a poem by Edgar Allen Poe, as the two trade acoustic and electric string approaches in a sophisticated dialog of exceptional technique and inventive approaches; superb.

Chevallier, David  / Valentin Ceccaldi: Zebres Chevallier, David / Valentin Ceccaldi:
Zebres

(Ayler -- France )

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Two generations of improvisers--Valentin Ceccaldi on cello the senior, and the younger performer, David Chevallier on electric guitar and 6- and 12-stringed acoustic guitars--meet for the first time to intertwine strings in Nantes, France, with Benjamin Duboc recording seven diverse dialogs of imaginative style and authoritative technique.

McPhee, Joe : One Day... A Lightning Storm [10-inch VINYL] McPhee, Joe :
One Day... A Lightning Storm [10-inch VINYL]

(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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Originally recorded as an interview with Corbett vs. Dempsey's John Corbett over two days at Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio, this limited interview 10-include LP is a profound documentation of one artist's path through discovering their voice while negotiating one of the most profoundly disturbing periods in American history; includes a 20 page booklet.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Syncretic Discipline Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Syncretic Discipline

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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PEK and Yuri Zbitnov lead the Metal Chaos Ensemble, here in a septet rendering of this Boston-area free improvising group that embraces an impressive arsenal of percussive, electronic and acoustic instruments, using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation.



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