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Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players


 
Alexis, Roldolphe / Stephane Rives: Winds Doors Poplars Alexis, Roldolphe / Stephane Rives:
Winds Doors Poplars

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Rodolphe Alexis composed these works from a diverse set of recordings of trains, factories and other potent sounds, pairing them with recordings from saxophonist Stephane Rives using extended and unusual techniques, yielding these inventive and irrepressible sound works.

Angeli / Parker / Rothenberg: Free Zone Appleby 2007 Angeli / Parker / Rothenberg:
Free Zone Appleby 2007

(psi -- Great Britain )

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A smaller than usual Freezone Appleby Festival, 2007 presents duos and trios with the excellent lineup of Paolo Angeli, Evan Parker and Ned Rothenberg.

Bennet / Bryerton / Butcher / De Gruttola / Kaiser / Smith: Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens a Bennet / Bryerton / Butcher / De Gruttola / Kaiser / Smith:
Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens and the SME

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Blake, Ran with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy: That Certain Feeling Blake, Ran with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy:
That Certain Feeling

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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2010 master of this 1990 classic, not your average book of standards, pianist Blake takes an unusual and broad take on Gershwin with the help of saxophonists Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy.

Browne, Mark: Genial Decay Browne, Mark:
Genial Decay

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Using sopranino, sorano and decayed tenor saxophone, Mark Brown recorded these unusual improvisations, generating a huge variety of sounds and tones, and then constructing those recordings into this curious and captivating 40 minute work.

Butcher / Binder: Under The Roof Butcher / Binder:
Under The Roof

(Nuscope -- USA )

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Saxophonist Butcher on tenor and soprano saxophone meets inside and out pianist Claudia Ulla Binder in Switzerland for these beautifully recorded duo improvisations.

Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures: Alibi Days Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures:
Alibi Days

(Potlatch -- France )

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Recordings of improvisations from different rooms with unique resonant properties, manipulated and organized into 5 compositions mixing musique concrete and e-a improv.

Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures: Tempestuous Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures:
Tempestuous

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Live recordings of this incredible improvising trio as influenced by a 'tempestuous' storm buffeting & rattling the windows of the church in which the performance took place.

Butcher / Durrant / Lovens /Malfatti / Russell: News From The Shed Butcher / Durrant / Lovens /Malfatti / Russell:
News From The Shed

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff: Way Out Northwest Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff:
Way Out Northwest

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

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British saxophone phenomenon John Butcher meets Vancouver's premiere bassist Torsten Müller and drummer Dylan van der Schyff for an amazing live set at the Western Front.

Butcher / Viltard / Prevost: "All But" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists -- Volume 2 Butcher / Viltard / Prevost:
"All But" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists -- Volume 2

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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The second volume of Eddie Prevost's 2011 series of concerts at Network Theatre, Waterloo, London meeting with remarkable saxophonists, here with John Butcher on tenor & soprano, with Guillaume Viltard on double bass.

Butcher, John / Kurzmann, Christof: The Big Misunderstanding Between Hertz and Megahertz Butcher, John / Kurzmann, Christof:
The Big Misunderstanding Between Hertz and Megahertz

(Potlatch -- France )

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Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal: Concentric Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal:
Concentric

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: iO Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
iO

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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After their "Live in Russia" volumes, eloquent French Canadian saxophonist and creative drummer Michel Lambert present 9 new improvisations recorded at Resonance studios in their home town of Montreal, a tremendous dialog between these two free yet lyrical players.

Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark): Western Automatic Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark):
Western Automatic

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Four generations of Chicago saxophonists--Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams, and Nick Mazzarella--come together in an interactive saxophone quartet with each player providing 2 compositions of well-developed, powerful, engaging free and lyrical jazz.

Denley, Jim: Through Fire, Crevice and The Hidden Valley Denley, Jim:
Through Fire, Crevice and The Hidden Valley

(Splitrec -- Australia )

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Recorded live in an Australian National Park on a 15-day walk, saxophonist Jim Denley performs solo on the alto saxophone in response to and in conversation with the environment around him using the natural acoustics of this rugged and awe-inspiring region.

Dijkstra, Jorrit : Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland Dijkstra, Jorrit :
Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland

(Driff Records -- USA )

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A curious and remarkably enjoyable collection of works from Jorrit Dijkstra (sax, lyricon and electronics) in a quintet with Phillip Greenlief (reeds), Kyle Bruckman (double reeds & electronics), Frank Gratkowski (reeds), and Jon Raskin (sax & electronics).

Donarier's, Matthieu  / Albert van Veenendaal's Planetarium: The Visible Ones Donarier's, Matthieu / Albert van Veenendaal's Planetarium:
The Visible Ones

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The duo of French saxophonist Matthieu Donarier and Dutch pianist/prepared pianist Albert van Veenendaal (I Compani), beautifully paced and inventive dialog between two melodic players who embrace both improvisational and compositional styles.

Doneda, Michel : Everybody Digs Michel Doneda Doneda, Michel :
Everybody Digs Michel Doneda

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A collection of solo pieces from forward-thinking French soprano saxophonist Michel Doneda, using extended techniques and utilizing every inch of the horn, creating unconventional and captivating sonic expressions from the instrument.

Double-Basse (Petit / Duboc): This is Not Art Double-Basse (Petit / Duboc):
This is Not Art

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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French free improvisers Benjamin Duboc (double bass) and Jean-Luc Petit (contrabass & clarinet) in a moody album of bass tones, deep harmonics and rich timbral interaction with beautiful pacing that rises in confrontation and then descends back to artful darkness.

Dunmall, Paul / Tony Bianco: Autumn Dunmall, Paul / Tony Bianco:
Autumn

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The collaboration of UK saxophonist Paul Dunmall and American ex-pat drummer Tony Bianco has at least a 15 year history, heard in these telepathic duos of free improvisation recorded at Delbury Hall, Shropshire in 2014 for 3 extended works of breathtaking playing.

Eskelin, Ellery: Solo Live At Snugs Eskelin, Ellery:
Solo Live At Snugs

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Ellery Eskelin performing solo on tenor saxophone at 61 Local in Brooklyn, NY, four original compositions, personal and distinctive improvisation like listening to tales from a well seasoned and adept traveler.

FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin): All At Once FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin):
All At Once

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Three West Coast saxophonists, Jon Raskin (Rova), Frank Gratkowsk (Zeitkratzer) and Phillip Grenlief, in a free improvising trio of highly interactive music using extended techniques to captivate and entertain the listener.

Frith, Fred / John Butcher: The Natural Order Frith, Fred / John Butcher:
The Natural Order

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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This album documents guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist John Butcher's first head-to-head encounter in a recording studio, two titans of their instruments playing without overdubs in a single session for remarkable creative and sonic results.

Gallio / Rupp: Fasane Hula Punk Gallio / Rupp:
Fasane Hula Punk

(Rapid Moment -- Malaysia )

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The duo of electric guitarist Olaf Rupp and soprano saxophonist Christoph Gallio in a set of 13 studio improvisations, restrained and thoughtful dialog of great technical skill and unusual tonal approaches to both instruments.

Gjerstad, Frode / Peter Brotzmann: Soria Moria Gjerstad, Frode / Peter Brotzmann:
Soria Moria

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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A great duo recording on clarinets and terrogoto from multi-reedist Frode Gjerstad and legendary free jazz musician Peter Brotzmann, incredible free improvisation from two masters.

Golia, Vinny & Urs Leimgruber: Empiricism in the West Golia, Vinny & Urs Leimgruber:
Empiricism in the West

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Two amazing wind players - saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist Vinny Golia and saxophonist Urs Leimgruber - in a series of free improvising duos pushing their instruments into unusual and captivating territories.

Howard, Earl / Denman Maroney  : Fire Song Howard, Earl / Denman Maroney :
Fire Song

(erstwhile -- USA )

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International Nothing, The: The Dark Side of Success International Nothing, The:
The Dark Side of Success

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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The duo of Berlin clarinetists Kai Fagaschinski and Michael Thieke (The Magic I.D.) create rich, evolving soundscapes using tones and odd interjections in unison and in dissonance, dark works of subtle beauty in unique sound oriented compositions.

Kuchen, Martin : ...And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust Kuchen, Martin :
...And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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During his residency in Vienna as part of Johannes Heuer's "Vor Anker", Kuchen recorded these curious solo works using saxophone and preparations, 6 pieces of understated intent using unconventional approaches rewarding the active listener.

Lacy, Steve Five: The Way [2 CDs] Lacy, Steve Five:
The Way [2 CDs]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Lacy, Steve / Brion Gysin: Songs Lacy, Steve / Brion Gysin:
Songs

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Lacy, Steve / Steve Potts: Tips Lacy, Steve / Steve Potts:
Tips

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Recorded in Paris in 1979, Steve Lacy (soprano sax) and Steve Potts (alto sax) perform music for the aphorisms of Georges Braque, as sung by Irene Aebi; originally issued on Hat Hut records, this reiusse remasters the original release and includes images from the score.

Lacy, Steve: at the New Jazz Meeting Baden-Baden 2002 Lacy, Steve:
at the New Jazz Meeting Baden-Baden 2002

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Lacy, Steve: The Sun Lacy, Steve:
The Sun

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Four sessions of music mostly against the Vietnam War - all featuring Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi, in sextet, trio, and quintet with associates including Enrico Rava, Karl Berger, Kent Carter, Richard Tietelbaum, &c.

Lauzier, Philippe  / Eric Normand: Not the Music / do Lauzier, Philippe / Eric Normand:
Not the Music / do

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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The Canadian duo of reedist Philippe Lauzier and bassist Eric Normand freely improvise in sound environments that are both introspective and precarious, using subtle and aberrant approaches to playing that evoke unusual aspects of their instruments in oddly refined dialog.

Mengelberg, Misha / Evan Parker: It won't be called Broken Chair Mengelberg, Misha / Evan Parker:
It won't be called Broken Chair

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Two improvisations with Misha Mengelberg on piano & Evan Parker on tenor saxophone, one in concert and the other before the audience arrived, recorded at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam in 2006.

Merce, Sergio: Microtonal Saxophone Merce, Sergio:
Microtonal Saxophone

(Potlatch -- France )

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Using an alto saxophone where the original mechanisms have been replaced with water, gas & compressed air taps, saxophonist Sergio Merce can microtonally move the tuning of any note and create multiphonics, allowing him to play several sonic layers while using circular breathing.

Metzger, Matthieu: SelfCooking Metzger, Matthieu:
SelfCooking

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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A member of the French ONJ (Orchestre National de Jazz), saxophonist Metzger also works with a variety of real-time transformation music software; this is an excellent review of his compositions and his unique voice in modern improvisation.

Parker / Guy / Lytton + Peter Evans: Scenes in the House of Music Parker / Guy / Lytton + Peter Evans:
Scenes in the House of Music

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The classic European Free Improv trio of Evan Parker, Barry Guy and Pual Lytton is joined by New York trumpeter Peter Evans for an incredible live concert at Casa de Musica, Portugal.

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Live at Maya Recordings Festival Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton:
Live at Maya Recordings Festival

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Superb improvisation from three masters - Evan Parker on sax, Barry Guy on bass and Paul Lytton on drums - performing at the Maya Recordings Festival, September 23 - 25, 2011 at Theater am Gleis, Winterthur, Switzerland.

Parker, Evan / Leimgruber, Urs: Twine Parker, Evan / Leimgruber, Urs:
Twine

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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British sax giant Evan Parker meets Swiss tenor and soprano explorer Urs Leimgruber in an album of intertwining sax discussion using an unusual and unique language.

Parker, Evan & Matthew Wright: Trance Map Parker, Evan & Matthew Wright:
Trance Map

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Evan Parker met live sampling/electronic artist Matthew Wright in the studio to create these layered studio compositions, a unique approach for this hard-core free improvising saxophonist.

Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano Duo: All The Ghosts At Once Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano Duo:
All The Ghosts At Once

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The enduring sax and drum duo format is invigorated with US drummer Chris Corsano and Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen, who push each other in free improvisation that uses insanely great technique while delivering a passionate and ecstatic dialog.

Roberts, Matana : Always Roberts, Matana :
Always

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Two passionate studio improvisations from saxophonist Matana Roberts, who lovingly dedicates the album to "those bard(s) of summer...the ideas herein of which I gleaned/interrogated/investigated/celebrated with you..."; subtle, rich, and inspiring.

Rothenberg, Ned: The Crux: Selected Solo Wind Works (1989-1992) Rothenberg, Ned:
The Crux: Selected Solo Wind Works (1989-1992)

(Leo Records -- Great Britain )

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Using amazing technique including circular breathing, a quick mind, and awesome creative power, multi-reedist Ned Rothenberg presents a tour-de-force in several solo recordings, using sax, bass clarinet and shakuhachi, with works dedicated to Thelonius Monk, Katsuya Yokoyama, Goro Yamaguchi, and Maceo Parker.

Tracey, Stan / Evan Parker: Suspensions and Anticipations Tracey, Stan / Evan Parker:
Suspensions and Anticipations

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Tsahar, Assif / Tatsuya Nakatani: I Got It Bad Tsahar, Assif / Tatsuya Nakatani:
I Got It Bad

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The third collaboration from the duo of Israeli saxophonist Assif Tsahar and Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, an amazing journey in tone and rhythm from two kindred spirits through 20 short, inventive, and stunning improvisations.

Vandermark, Ken and Mats Gustafsson: Verses Vandermark, Ken and Mats Gustafsson:
Verses

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Surprisingly after long partnerships with Peter Brotzmann's Tentet and the saxophone trio Sonore, this is the first time that Ken Vandermark & Mats Gustafsson have recorded as a duo, here in 6 incredible improvisations balancing technique, power, and beauty.

Watts, Trevor: Veracity Watts, Trevor:
Veracity

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Pure Trevor Watts performing solo on the alto saxophone, showing his lyrical and technical skills in full force through 13 studio recordings, from succinct tracks of a minute in length to longer displays of powerful playing with great skill and ingenuity.

Williams, Darren: Reed Williams, Darren:
Reed

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Calgary's saxophonist Darren Williams, who has worked with Mats Gustafsson, Cody Oliver, Eugene Chadbourne, and Han Bennink, in a solo album of remarkable power using extended techniques in composed and improvised pieces that push Williams into astounding territory.

Wright, Jack / Ben Bennett : Tangle Wright, Jack / Ben Bennett :
Tangle

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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Legendary free improvising saxophonist Jack Wright in a duo with new generation free improvising drummer Ben Bennett, both part of the touring band Wrest Trio, in an album of interactive interchanges informed by unusual technique and masterful playing.

Xasax: Ars Subtilior Xasax:
Ars Subtilior

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Four contemporary compositions separated by three transmissions from the past from the Xasax saxophone quartet of Jean-Michel Goury, Marcus Weiss, Pierre-Stephane Meuge and Serge Bertocchi.

Battikha, Philippe: Invisible Backgrounds Battikha, Philippe:
Invisible Backgrounds

(Samizdat -- USA )

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A beautiful solo album from Montreal/Brooklyn trumpeter Philippe Battikha, who also developed the field recordings over which he plays, joined on two tracks by double bassist Johan Fortune, in a melancholy and haunting album of emotionally rich soundscapes.

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields:
Akra Kampoj

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Brotzmann, Peter: Solo + Trio Roma [2 CDs] Brotzmann, Peter:
Solo + Trio Roma [2 CDs]

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Victoriaville celebrated European Free Jazz legend Peter Brotzmann's 70th birthday by presenting two concerts: one solo, and one with the amazing Trio Roma of Massimo Pupillo and Paal Nilssen-Love, both presented on this essential 2 CD release.

Butcher, John: 13 Friendly Numbers Butcher, John:
13 Friendly Numbers

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Jackson, Keefe / Hans-Peter Pfammatter Jackson, Keefe / Hans-Peter Pfammatter:

(Sonnenzimmer -- USA )

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Chicago saxophonist Keefe Jacksonand Swiss pianist Hans-Peter Pfammatter in a contemplative and expressive duo album demonstrating powerful technique and subtle restraint through nine improvisations.

Moor / Lehn / Butcher: Thermal Moor / Lehn / Butcher:
Thermal

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Parker, Evan / Sainkho Namtchylak: Mars Song Parker, Evan / Sainkho Namtchylak:
Mars Song

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Intense meeting of saxophone legend Parker and the remarkable Tuvan improvising vocalist Namtchylak performing live at Music Gallery in Toronto, 1996.

Parker, Evan & GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee): Vivaces Parker, Evan & GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee):
Vivaces

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Le Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee (GGRIL) of the St. Lawrence region is conducted by British saxophonist Evan Parker in this live concert held in Rimouski after a workshop hosted by Evan Parker.

Wright / Rainey / Ingalls / Djll: Signs Of Life Wright / Rainey / Ingalls / Djll:
Signs Of Life

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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An open improvisation between 3 reed player - Bob Rainey on soprano sax, Jack Wright on various saxes, and Matt Ingalls on clarinet, with Tom Djll on trumpet & "whatever", unconventional dialog from four innovative players.

Rose, Simon / Stefan Schultze: The Ten Thousand Things Rose, Simon / Stefan Schultze:
The Ten Thousand Things

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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Free improvising saxophonist Simon Rose, on baritone and alto sax, meets composer/arranger Stefan Schultze on prepared piano for 11 exploratory works based around Schultze's "modules"--bits and pieces attached inside the piano--creating unusual platforms for free improvisation.

Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire: Quaturo Machaut Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire:
Quaturo Machaut

(Ayler -- France )

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Taking their name from composer Guillaume de Machaut, Quentin Biardeau directs his saxophone quartet as they reinterpret his 1365 polyphonic mass "Messe de Nostre Dame", using the resonance of the the Abbey of Noirlac, France to enhance these beautifully paced compositions.

Schindler, Udo / Frank Paul Schubert: Parnassia Palustris Schindler, Udo / Frank Paul Schubert:
Parnassia Palustris

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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A feast for fans of the soprano saxophone as Udo Schindler and Frank Paul Schubert improvise live at the 51th SALON fur Klang + Kunst in Krailing/Munich, Germany in 2015, blending and contrasting two approaches to the instrument in fascinating ways.

di Scipio, Agostino : Horbare Okosysteme: Live elektronic compositions 1993-2005 di Scipio, Agostino :
Horbare Okosysteme: Live elektronic compositions 1993-2005

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Live electronic compositions from 1993-2005 by composer Agostino Di Scipio, using acoustic instruments and digital sound processing to create unusual and previously unheard sound worlds.

Silver, Yoni: peep holes Silver, Yoni:
peep holes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An incredible display of control and lyrical development in understated improvisation using circular breathing and extended techniques from Israeli bass clarinetist Yoni Silver.

McPhee, Joe : Alone Together: The Solo Ensemble Recordings 1974 & 1979 McPhee, Joe :
Alone Together: The Solo Ensemble Recordings 1974 & 1979

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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In 1979 Joe McPhee, working with CJR produced Craig Johnson, recorded this set of overdubbed recordings of himself performing on saxes, trumpet and flugelhorn over original compositions showcasing solo, duo, trio and quartet contexts, an album of virtual McPhee ensembles!

Szuszkiewicz, Kamil: Robot Czarek Szuszkiewicz, Kamil:
Robot Czarek

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Using saxophone and electronics in unexpected ways, Warszawa composer Kamil Szuszkiewicz's 9 movement "Robot Czarek" is described as a "sound cartoon", using odd punctuation of voice and effected interactive instrumental interjections to tell his libretto's strange tale.

Prual, Matthieu: Inside Walks Prual, Matthieu:
Inside Walks

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A unique approach to solo reeds and winds from French multi-reedist Matthieu Prual, also on flute and ORLA Keyboard, maintaining lyrical and comprehensible approaches with strong technical skills in captivating and succinct statements, truly excellent work.

Bi-Ki?: Quelque Chose Au Milieu Bi-Ki?:
Quelque Chose Au Milieu

(BeCoq -- France )

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The alto sax duet of Jean-Baptiste Rubin and Sakina Abdou sculpt sound material that draws on the acoustic resources of the space within which they play, captured here in various locations in Northern France by the keen ear of saxophonist/conceptualist Jean-Luc Guionnet.

Ashley, Robert : Tap Dancing in the Sand Ashley, Robert :
Tap Dancing in the Sand

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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A selection of works by the great musical pioneer Robert Ashley performed by the Dutch Ensemble MAE directed by Yannis Kyriakides, including pieces written for the Ensemble MAE.

Sikora, Catherine : Jersey Sikora, Catherine :
Jersey

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Irish-born New York based tenor saxophonist Catherine Sikora, know for her work with Eric Mingus, Hans-earl Park and Nick Didkovsky, in her first solo album, a strong release of passionate and informed free improv, 13 pieces revealing a unique and adept approach to the horn.

 

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