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Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players
 
Krieger, Ulrich: /RAW:ReSpace/ [2 CDS] <i>[Used Item]</i> Krieger, Ulrich:
/RAW:ReSpace/ [2 CDS] [Used Item]

(XI Records -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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Saxophonist Ulrich Krieger in an experimental noise-metal saxophone solo album, a dark and brooding release using electric tenor saxophone, saxophone-controlled feedback, pedals, delays, and vocals to create a dark ambient reductionist soundscape.

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

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

Price: $12.95    

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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 )

Price: $13.95    

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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.

Dick, Robert: Our Cells Know Dick, Robert:
Our Cells Know

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Using multiphonics, percussive effects, circular breathing and other extended approaches to the contrabass flute, composer/performer/improviser Robert Dick releases a mesmerizing album of improvisations, breaking new terrain by letting the largest of flutes lead his muse.

Kid Millions & Jim Sauter: Million Dollar Band / Bull Run [VINYL 7-inch] Kid Millions & Jim Sauter:
Million Dollar Band / Bull Run [VINYL 7-inch]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

Price: $8.06    

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Borbetomagus' Jim Sauter has been performing in a duo with drummer Kid Millions for several years, creating a blistering and urgent wail of free improvised energy, as heard on this two track 7 inch, succint sonic blasts of freedom.

Butcher, John / Michael Duch: Fjordgata Butcher, John / Michael Duch:
Fjordgata

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95    

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A live recording at the Jazzfest Trondheim, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunst, in May 2015 from the freely improvising duo of John Butcher and contrabassist Michael Duch, a superb extended concert of incredible reed technique and concept anchored by Duch's flexible bass work.

Welch, Neil / Rutger Zuydervelt: Tides Welch, Neil / Rutger Zuydervelt:
Tides

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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It started as Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek's, request to saxophonist Neil Welch to improvise over a track that he sent to him; on receipt of the track he was so impressed with the details that he created this unexpected and rich work of organized sound from it.

Ashley, Robert: Crash [2 CDs] Ashley, Robert:
Crash [2 CDs]

(Lovely Music -- USA )

Price: $25.95    

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The autobiographical account of an older man from age 1 to 84 in Robert Ashley's 2014 work for six voices, performed in six 15-minute acts of quickly spoken articulations reflecting on three characters, while the other singers perform as a vocal orchestra.

Merce, Sergio: Be Nothing Merce, Sergio:
Be Nothing

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

Price: $12.95    

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A beautifully ambient album of analogue synthesiser, microtonal saxophone and electronics by Argentinian saxophonist Sergio Merce, a single long track that pauses and resumes its rich tones and harmonies at a deliberate and measured pace, allowing each environment to ring.

Frey, Jurg : Beuger . Cage Frey, Jurg :
Beuger . Cage

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Clarinetist Jurg Frey performs two works, one composed by Antoine Beuger and one by John Cage, both related to time, or of becoming and of unceasing becoming, pieces using silence in powerful sound structures, contrasting empty moments with the complexity of individual sound.

Frey, Jurg: Lucier . Wolff . Schlothauer . Frey Frey, Jurg:
Lucier . Wolff . Schlothauer . Frey

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Six compositions from Lucier, Wolff, Schlothauer, and Frey, exploring harmonic beats on the acoustic clarinet, deriving melody in unexpected ways; seeking static tones between sound and noise; and investigating melodic variations; inquisitive, thought-provoking, alluring work.

XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot): Pah' XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot):
Pah'

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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The duo of Paul Abbot on drum kits, percussion & computer, and Seymour Wright on alto saxophone and feedback, in a massive edge-of-your seat live recording from London's Cafe Oto in 2015, a mix of brutal and beautiful playing with unexpected and surprising twists.

Dick, Robert : Our Cells Know <i>[Used Item]</i> Dick, Robert :
Our Cells Know [Used Item]

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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Using multiphonics, percussive effects, circular breathing and other extended approaches to the contrabass flute, composer/performer/improviser Robert Dick releases a mesmerizing album of improvisations, breaking new terrain by letting the largest of flutes lead his muse.

Davis, Gareth / Machinefabriek: Shroud Lines Davis, Gareth / Machinefabriek:
Shroud Lines

(White Paddy Mountain -- Japan )

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Frequent collaborators Rutger Zyderveldt (Machinefabriek) and bass clarinetist Gareth Davis in their latest album, edited from a two day recording recidency at Studio Loos, The Hague, a beautifully structured album of subtle fragmentary sound, rich textures and melodic lines.

Brotzmann / Lonberg-Holm: The Brain Of The Dog In Section Brotzmann / Lonberg-Holm:
The Brain Of The Dog In Section

(Atavistic -- USA )

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The duo of Peter Brotzmann and cellist/electronics artists Fred Lonberg-Holm in a live recording from Chicago's Hideout, unusual, forceful and intimate improvisation.

Butcher, John / Gino Robair: Bottle Breaking Heart Leap [VINYL] Butcher, John / Gino Robair:
Bottle Breaking Heart Leap [VINYL]

(Alt.Vinyl -- Great Britain )

Price: $20.95    

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An amazing example of modern free improv from two modern masters--John Butcher on tenor and soprano sax, acoustic and amplified; and percussionist Gino Robair on energized surfaces, blippoo box--playing with frightening intensity in perfectly paced dialog.

Lacy, Steve / Heward, John: Recessional (for Oliver Johnson) Lacy, Steve / Heward, John:
Recessional (for Oliver Johnson)

(Mode Records -- USA )

Price: $16.96    

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Nelson, Matt: Lower Bottoms [VINYL] Nelson, Matt:
Lower Bottoms [VINYL]

(Tubapede -- USA )

Price: $12.00    

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Brooklyn saxophonist Matt Nelson in a solo album of extended saxophone techniques along with a litany of guitar effects pedals, all run through a large 70's era Peavy combo amp with real-time feedback manipulation, a unique album of muscular playing and unusual soundscape.

Quasar (quatuor de saxophones): Du souffle Quasar (quatuor de saxophones):
Du souffle

(Collection QB -- Canada )

Price: $6.88    

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Montreal saxophone quartet Quasar (Jean-Marc Bouchard, Marie-Chantal Leclair, Mathieu Leclair, & Andre Leroux) in their 3rd incredible album of contemporary saxophone compositions, presenting 14 rich and varied compositions, including commissioned and premier works.

Rothenberg, Ned: Power Lines Rothenberg, Ned:
Power Lines

(New World Records -- USA )

Price: $10.50    

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Sonore (Gustafsson / Vandermark / Brotzmann): Only The Devil Has No Dreams Sonore (Gustafsson / Vandermark / Brotzmann):
Only The Devil Has No Dreams

(Jazzwerkstatt -- Germany )

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The trio of saxophonists Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark and Peter Brotzmann in their second Sonore CD, collective improvisation with a sound both nuanced and massive.

Wright, Jack: Rattle OK & Rattle Still OK Wright, Jack:
Rattle OK & Rattle Still OK

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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Combining two albums from free improvising saxophonist Jack Wright's 1999-2000 tour across North America, presenting music in various configurations with Bob Marsh, Tom Djll, Bhob Rainey, John Shiurba, Matthew Sperry, Ben Wright, Greg Kelley, Bob Wagner, Joe Giardullo, &c. &c.

Wright, Jack : Sample Tape: 1979-1985 Wright, Jack :
Sample Tape: 1979-1985

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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In the 80s sasxophonist Jack Wright used his "Sample Tape" as a way of communicating his own personal views and preferences in his playing to others; this release updates that calling card with new, edited, and improved works, as he digs through his extensive recording archives.

Wright, Jack : Thaw Wright, Jack :
Thaw

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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12 improvisations representing various groupings with saxophonist Jack Wright, including solo work on alto and soprano, a duo with trombonist Stan Nishamura, six trios with 2 different groups, and a sextet; a great introduction to his diverse interests and exploratory nature.

Wright, Jack / Zachary Darrup: Meet & Greet Wright, Jack / Zachary Darrup:
Meet & Greet

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

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Interactive free improvisation on sax and guitar from Jack Wright on alto and soprano, and Zachary Darrup on electric guitar, a mix of intensely technical work alongside strange and even aberrant voicings from both instruments, a great balance of exuberant and thoughtful playing.

Brotzmann, Peter / Hamid Drake: Solid & Spirit [VINYL 2 LPs] Brotzmann, Peter / Hamid Drake:
Solid & Spirit [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Nero's Neptune -- USA )

Price: $29.95    

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Multi-reedist Peter Brotzmann and drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake met in the studio in New York City, April 2010, to record this double album of fiercely intense and beautiful improvised music.

Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards: The Worse The Better: Live at Cafe OTO, January 2010 Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards:
The Worse The Better: Live at Cafe OTO, January 2010 [VINYL REPRESS]

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )

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LP edition of the first set performed by the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Steve Noble and John Edwards at Cafe OTO in January 2010 during Brotzmann's first residency at the venue, and the first time this trio had played together.

Desert Sweets: Vinkeloe, Biggi / Mark Weaver / Damon Smith: A Place Meant For Birds <i>[Used Item]</ Desert Sweets: Vinkeloe, Biggi / Mark Weaver / Damon Smith:
A Place Meant For Birds [Used Item]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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A live recording at the Outpost from a tour in 2013, the first time the Desert Sweets trio of Biggi Vinkelo on sax & flute, Mark Weaver on tuba and didgeridoo, and Damon Smith on double bass, reuniting after their 2001 recording for a beautiful album of intimate improvisation.

Feel No Other: Feel No Other <i>[Used Item]</i> Feel No Other:
Feel No Other [Used Item]

(Silber -- USA )

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Electric Bird Noise artist Brian Lea McKenzie extends his concepts in a new duo with vocalist Claudia Gregory (Exhaust the Fox, Claudia Versus the Queen of Hearts), with a new band name and a compelling set of epic electro-rock songs.

Gjerstad Trio, Frode: Mir Gjerstad Trio, Frode:
Mir

(Circulasione -- Norway )

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The first meeting of saxophonist Frode Gjerstad, bassist Jon Rune Strom and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, performing live at Cafe Mir in Oslo, an amazingly energetic session of great dialog and drive.

Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro: Airs <i>[Used Item]</i> Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro:
Airs [Used Item]

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Using guidelines related to form, time, sound source and density, the trio of Tim Olive on magnetic pickups, Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro on self-made instruments, recorded these compositions live, named for the atmosphere of the recording environment.

Murcia, Sarah: Never Mind The Future <i>[Used Item]</i> Murcia, Sarah:
Never Mind The Future [Used Item]

(Ayler -- France )

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Revisiting Sex Pistols' "Never Mind the Bollocks" in a band with Benoit Delbecq on piano, Gilles Coronado on guitar, Olivier Py on sax, Franck Vaillant on drums, and Sarah Murcia on bass, splitting the vocals with Mark Tompkins in a unique take on a punk classic.

Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen): 63-66 <i>[Used Item]</i> Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen):
63-66 [Used Item]

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Recording in Brooklyn in 2014, this collaboration between Olive and Ben Owen presents four tracks of electronic improvisation using shortwave radio, oscillators, paper, contact microphones and magnetic pickups, creating a mysterious and well-paced album of sound experimentation.

Paul, Leah: Trenza <i>[Used Item]</i> Paul, Leah:
Trenza [Used Item]

(Skirl -- USA )

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Flutist Leah Paul presents two engaging compositions in multiple movements, performed with a chamber ensemble of Chris Speed (reeds), Rob Jost (french horn), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Peter Sachon (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Ben Kono (oboe) and Michel Gentile (flute).

Poliks, Marek : Hull Treader <i>[Used Item]</i> Poliks, Marek :
Hull Treader [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Referencing sci-fi, C.S. Lewis, and alien worlds, the compositions of Marek Poliks each have a central metaphor like alien environment and warmth, spaceship and cradling, performed by ensembles using traditional and electronic instruments and objects.

Steerage: Entropy Is What The State Makes Of It <i>[Used Item]</i> Steerage:
Entropy Is What The State Makes Of It [Used Item]

(Caduc -- Canada )

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An album of tones and tonal environments from Barry Chabala and A.F. Jones, using guitars and effects to create slowly moving tones punctuated with unusual utterances of unknown origin; rich and curiously non-specific sound that lives in the back- and foreground.

Zemler, Hubert : Gostak & Doshes <i>[Used Item]</i> Zemler, Hubert :
Gostak & Doshes [Used Item]

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Drummer/percussionist Hubert Zemler's second solo album with two compositions inspired by electronic music, particularly by works of the ensemble Suaves Figures, recorded in the vaults of the Camaldolese Church in Bielany, Warsaw with Milosz Pekala on vibraphones.

Zimmerlin, Alfred: Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster Zimmerlin, Alfred:
Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Norway )

Price: $12.95    

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German composer Alfred Zimmerlin presents 3 pieces that balance compositional and improvisational approaches, with a 7-part work for strings, a large Klavierstruck work for microtonal piano, and an improvised chamber work, "Klarinettenquintett," with Jurg Frey on clarinet.

Quasar (quatuor de saxophones): Du souffle <i>[Used Item]</i> Quasar (quatuor de saxophones):
Du souffle [Used Item]

(Collection QB -- Canada )

Price: $5.95    

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Montreal saxophone quartet Quasar (Jean-Marc Bouchard, Marie-Chantal Leclair, Mathieu Leclair, & Andre Leroux) in their 3rd incredible album of contemporary saxophone compositions, presenting 14 rich and varied compositions, including commissioned and premier works.

Parker, Evan / Mark Nauseef / Toma Gouband : As The Wind Parker, Evan / Mark Nauseef / Toma Gouband :
As The Wind

(psi -- Spain )

Price: $15.95    

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A brilliant album of subtle and masterful improvisation recorded in 2012 at and using the reverb of the St. Peters church in Whitstable by soprano saxophonist Evan Parker with two percussionists: Toma Gouband on lithophone-based percussion and Mark Nauseef on metallophone-based percussion.

Dybbuk: duo with Nathaniel Morgan [CASSETTE] Dybbuk:
duo with Nathaniel Morgan [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

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The minimalist New York City performing duo of drummer/percussionist David Grollman and saxophonist Nathaniel Morgan, using words, space, innuendo and tension to tell unusual facets of stories or create unique sound environments rewarding the careful listener.

Schubert, Frank Paul / Rudi Fischerlehner: Willing Suspension of Disbelief Schubert, Frank Paul / Rudi Fischerlehner:
Willing Suspension of Disbelief

(Not Applicable -- UK )

Price: $14.95    

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Long-time collaborators and compatriots Frank Paul Schubert on soprano sax and Rudi Fischerlehner on drums and percussion recorded these intricate and engaging improvisations in their shared studio in Berlin, presented as a live album, unedited and in the order performed.

Porta Chiusa: Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I) Porta Chiusa:
Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

Price: $13.95    

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A beguiling and atmospheric work of overtones, harmonics, tonal and microtonal progressions from a trio of clarinetists (Hans Koch, Michael Thieke, and Paed Conca) with Japanese vocalist Maki Hachiya, an immaculately paced and exotic work of sound.

Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal: Concentric <i>[Used Item]</i> Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal:
Concentric [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $10.00    

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Prual, Matthieu: Inside Walks <i>[Used Item]</i> Prual, Matthieu:
Inside Walks [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $9.95    

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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.

Zorn, John: The Classic Guide To Strategy Vol. 4 Zorn, John:
The Classic Guide To Strategy Vol. 4

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Downtown NY saxophonist John Zorn started his "Classic Guide to Strategy" in 1983, slowly releasing volumes up to this 4th, showing the depth of his conceptual underpinnings and superb playing style, technique, and truly unique approach to the saxophone.

Boon, Dante / Jurg Frey: clarinet (and piano) Boon, Dante / Jurg Frey:
clarinet (and piano)

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $15.95    

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"Three beautiful delicate works for Jurg Frey's clarinet, composed by the Amsterdam-based Wandelweiser composer/pianist Dante Boon, who accompanies Jurg on two of the pieces. This is the first CD dedicated exclusively to the music of Da...

 


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