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Rives, Stephane: Fibres Rives, Stephane:
Fibres

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $12.00    

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"Fibres" brings together seven circular-breathing soprano sax solos, grouped by Rives into 3 categories including high-pitched tones, breathy emissions and unpitched respiratory flows.

Robair, Gino: Solo Drums with Ebow Robair, Gino:
Solo Drums with Ebow

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Percussionist Robair placed an Ebow over a street-sweeper blade or a short length of guitar string, and then placed those on the head of a snare drum or floor tom, recording without effects to allow natural rhythms and harmonic modulation to come forth.

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.

Rowe, Keith: September Rowe, Keith:
September

(erstwhile -- USA )

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British improvising guitarist Keith Rowe in a solo set from the Amplify 2011 festival at The Stone in NYC, performing a stunning piece on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 titled "September".

Sabatini, Mirko; MK Orchestrin; : -28+Alieni Sabatini, Mirko; MK Orchestrin; :
-28+Alieni

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Italian drummer Mirko Sabatini on a solo album that explores different aspects of his instrument's sound and mechanics through interesting improvisation.

Schlippenbach, Alexander Von: Schlippenbach Plays Monk Schlippenbach, Alexander Von:
Schlippenbach Plays Monk

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Modern improv and Bebop innvoative legends combine in this solo album from European pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach peforming the music of Thelonious Monk, 20 of the pianist's favorite works including several rarely performed pieces.

Seabrook, Brandon: Sylphid Vitalizers [VINYL] Seabrook, Brandon:
Sylphid Vitalizers [VINYL]

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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Insane banjo works from New York-based banjo/guitar shredder Brandon Seabrook, performing solo and with the Dr. Vitalizer drum program, using the banjo in ways that no country player ever contemplated, with thrilling dexterity and speed that has to be heard to be believed!

Sellers, Joey: What the...? <i>[Used Item]</i> Sellers, Joey:
What the...? [Used Item]

(Circumvention -- USA )

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"Trombonist/composer Joey Sellers could be called a contrarian. Instead of following the solo trombone precedents set by George Lewis, Albert Mangelsdorf and Paul Rutherford ― all pretty serious affairs ― Sellers is positive...

Sharp, Elliott: Haptikon Sharp, Elliott:
Haptikon

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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Downtown NY multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp in an absorbing set of very-electric-guitar pieces accompanied by computer, focusing on melodic and groove-based work with a broad range of influences.

Sharp, Elliott: Octal Book 3 Sharp, Elliott:
Octal Book 3

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 3rd volume in NY guitarist Elliott Sharp's "Octal" project, using a Koll 8-string guitar/bass, an electroacoustic hollow-bodied guitar with 2 extra bass strings, presenting unedited improvisations of technical and sonic power.

Shibolet, Ariel  : Metal Tube & Consciousness  <i>[Used Item]</i> Shibolet, Ariel :
Metal Tube & Consciousness [Used Item]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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"The legacy of improvised solo reed music began with iconoclasts such as Eric Dolphy, Joe McPhee, Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, and Peter Brotzmann-and it is still being developed by a younger generation of players such as K...

Shibolet, Ariel: Live at The Total Music Meeting Shibolet, Ariel:
Live at The Total Music Meeting

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Solo saxophone recordings from Israeli artists Ariel Shibolet, performing at Berlins Total Music Meeting in 2007, joyful and complex work in the vein of Evan Parker.

Shiroishi, Patrick: White Sun Sutra Shiroishi, Patrick:
White Sun Sutra

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Upsilon Acrux/Corima/Nakata saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi in an emotional album of solo saxophone recorded as a tribute to his grandfather, alone and overdubbed, pushing the limits of his mind and body through haunting, beautiful, and intense compositions and playing.

Siegel, Sabrina: Grace/Precious <i>[Used Item]</i> Siegel, Sabrina:
Grace/Precious [Used Item]

(pax -- USA )

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"In the relationship of grace to the precarious / in the moment unknown, a space for an event of the body, the spirit / the precipitate of living urges .. Of forces in the timing of nature - in a body and out of the time/space of a sexu...

Sommer, Gunter Baby: Dedications Sommer, Gunter Baby:
Dedications

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An album of solo percussion from authoritative European improvising percussionist Gunter "Baby" Sommer, 9 works of exhilarating rhythms performed on drums, tubular bells, hang, gongs, xylophone, an array of unusual percussion instruments, plus his voice.

Somnaphon: An Aligment of Various Things Somnaphon:
An Aligment of Various Things

(Bicephalic -- USA )

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Assembling 13 tracks from obscure compilations released from 2011-2012 by the various monikers of 910 Noise artist August (September) Traeger, a wide-ranging and captivating set of approaches to sound & noise work.

Stockhausen / Beethoven (Pi-hsien Chen): Klavierstucke / Sonaten Stockhausen / Beethoven (Pi-hsien Chen):
Klavierstucke / Sonaten

(Hat[now]ART -- Switzerland )

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Alternating between Stockhausen and Beethoven, pianist Pi-Hsien Chen performs solo works including "Klavierstuck", "Sonata A-Dur Op. 101" and "Sonata C-moll Op. 111", contrasting and comparing the innovations of both composers.

Tamura, Natsuki: A Song For Jyaki  <i>[Used Item]</i> Tamura, Natsuki:
A Song For Jyaki [Used Item]

(Leo Lab -- Great Britain )

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"Relying on twisted, distorted, and primitive sounds, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura blows alone on this unusual recording. With a nod to fellow trumpeters Herb Robertson and Lester Bowie, Tamura -- the spouse of new-music pianist Satoko Fuji...

Tamura, Natsuki: Dragon Nat Tamura, Natsuki:
Dragon Nat

(Libra -- Japan )

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Using Gato Libre's music as the direction for his first solo album since 2004, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura releases an album of powerful and personal playing with a surreal flow of ideas, impish humor, and restrained joy.

Tamura, Natsuki: Dragon Nat <i>[Used Item]</i> Tamura, Natsuki:
Dragon Nat [Used Item]

(Libra -- Japan )

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Using Gato Libre's music as the direction for his first solo album since 2004, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura releases an album of powerful and personal playing with a surreal flow of ideas, impish humor, and restrained joy.

Taylor, Cecil : Garden 1st Set Taylor, Cecil :
Garden 1st Set

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Reissue and 2015 remaster of Cecil Taylor's superb live set at Grosser Saal Volkshaus, in Basel, Switzerland in 1981, performing solo over three extended improvisations, presented for the first time in the original concert sequence.

Thomas, Pat: Al-Khwarizmi Variations Thomas, Pat:
Al-Khwarizmi Variations

(Fataka -- Great Britain )

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Al-Khwarizmi was a Muslim mathematician and astronomer, his memory interpreted in a series of variations by Pat Thomas playing inside and outside of the piano, an impressive display of 21st century keyboard technique and conceptual playing.

Tilbury, John: For Tomasz Sikorski Tilbury, John:
For Tomasz Sikorski

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Pianist John Tilbury plays three of his friend and colleague Tomasz Sikorski's minimalist compositions as well as an original improvisational piece performed in honor of Tomasz.

Ullen, Lisa: Catachresis Ullen, Lisa:
Catachresis

(Nuscope -- USA )

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On her first solo album, pianist Lisa Ullen plays 13 of her complex compositions, and, in addition to the keyboard, uses the inside piano and, on one track, her own upright bass, to illustrate her extended piano techniques.

Vees, Jack: The Restaurant Behind the Pier Vees, Jack:
The Restaurant Behind the Pier

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Vogt, Michael: Argonautika Vogt, Michael:
Argonautika

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Westerhus, Stian: The Matriarch and the Wrong Kind of Flowers [VINYL] Westerhus, Stian:
The Matriarch and the Wrong Kind of Flowers [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Stian Westerhus's 3rd album is a beautiful and unique album of guitar work recorded at the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, a tomb noted known for its 20 second natural reverb which Westerhus takes great advantage of.

Weston, Veryan: Tessellations for Lutheal Piano (2003) Weston, Veryan:
Tessellations for Lutheal Piano (2003)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.56    

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Wierbos, Wolter: 3 Trombone Solos <i>[Used Item]</i> Wierbos, Wolter:
3 Trombone Solos [Used Item]

(DolFijn Records -- Netherlands )

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"3 Trombone Solos features three long tracks, very well recorded by Malachi Ritscher (Chicago), Dylan van der Schyff (Portland), and Micha de Kanter (Amsterdam) between October, 2005 and August, 2006. Nice dynamics, natural sound. Maybe...

Willers, Andreas: Drowning Migrant  <i>[Used Item]</i> Willers, Andreas:
Drowning Migrant [Used Item]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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"Berlin-based guitarist Andreas Willers injects a bit of hoodoo voodoo into the realm of solo guitar, complete with effects-drenched overlays. A longtime participant in Europe's avant-garde, progressive jazz and jazz-rock contingent, th...

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.

Windham, Need Thomas: employment patterns Windham, Need Thomas:
employment patterns

(antiopic -- USA )

Price: $10.50    

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Wintsch, Michel : Roof Fool Wintsch, Michel :
Roof Fool

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Innovative and idiosyncratic Swiss pianist Michel Wintsch in a set of original compositions that combine ambient sound and intentionality, displaying great technical skills and a unique mind that embraces melody and the unexpected aspects of improvisation.

Wolff, Christian: Early Piano Pieces Wolff, Christian:
Early Piano Pieces

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Early works from avant-garde composer Christian Wolff, including pieces for prepared piano influenced by John Cage's ideas for the same instrument.

Yoshihide, Otomo : Guitar Solo 2015 LEFT Yoshihide, Otomo :
Guitar Solo 2015 LEFT

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Reflecting on his studies with guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi, Otomo Yoshihide plays one of Takayanagi's favorite electric guitars, a 1963 Gibson-175, to record 6 extended and informed free improvisations, including Ornette's "Lonely Woman" and "Song for Che".

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.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Gong Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Gong

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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Compositions on fourteen gongs performed and recorded by Tatsuya Nakatani during the winters of 2014 and 2015, 6 untitled works of powerful tones evoked from these large instruments using bows and mallets, each slowly unfolding and enveloping the listener.

Nakatani-Kobo Special: Nakatani/Doneda: Duo & Nakatani: Gong at one special price. Nakatani-Kobo Special:
Nakatani/Doneda: Duo & Nakatani: Gong at one special price.

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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Buy both Kobo releases Nakatani/Doneda: Duo & Nakatani: Gong and save $4.00 !

Guionnet, Jean-Luc: LAC (Lake) Guionnet, Jean-Luc:
LAC (Lake)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Jean-Luc Guionnet creates a portrayal of Lake Annecy near his home as described through its geographical location, and heard in a series of snapshot field recording compositions that describe the environment, fauna, people and civilization that abound around it.

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa : Um Em Um Monteiro, Alfredo Costa :
Um Em Um

(Monotype -- Poland )

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An unusual release from the accordion, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, placed microphones in a way to enhance the harmonics and all the particularities of every sound, layering slowly moving tones and their harmonic interaction, allowing unexpected details to emerge.

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette Bley / Koglmann / Peacock:
Annette

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.

Core, The: Party Core, The:
Party

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Norway's The Core quintet, great modern jazz in an updated look at 60's styles in the mode of Herbie Hancock, Dextor Gordon or Miles, the evolution of "the cool" in five superb compositions.

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.

Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg: Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg:
Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa

(Auris Media -- Israel )

Price: $15.95    

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Hello (Takahiro Kawaguchi / Shinjiro Yamaguchi): Hello <i>[Used Item]</i> Hello (Takahiro Kawaguchi / Shinjiro Yamaguchi):
Hello [Used Item]

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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The duo of Kawaguchi on tuning fork and Yamaguchi on guitar in a subliminal and resonant long composition that carries the listener through this long dream-like work.

Knowles, Alison / Shimada, Taketo  : Fluxsweet <i>[Used Item]</i> Knowles, Alison / Shimada, Taketo :
Fluxsweet [Used Item]

(Rossbin -- Italy )

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Prevost, Eddie / Wilkinson, Alan: So Are We, So Are We Prevost, Eddie / Wilkinson, Alan:
So Are We, So Are We

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95    

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Burr, Anthony: solo clarinet Burr, Anthony:
solo clarinet

(Skirl -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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A diverse and intriguing set of solo clarinet pieces from New Yorker Anthony Burr, performing works by Giacinto Scelsi, Helmut Lachenmann, Erik Ulman, John Rodgers and Thomas Meadowcraft.

Davis, Kris: Massive Threads Davis, Kris:
Massive Threads

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

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NY pianist Kris Davis' second solo CD after her 2011 Clean Feed release expands on her repetoire by integrating modern compositional styles fused with improvisation, including one work overdubbing herself, plus a unique reading of Monk's "Evidence".

Martel, Pierre-Yves: Continuum Martel, Pierre-Yves:
Continuum

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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A solo work from Pierre-Yves Martel performing two works for the viola da gamba, bringing this fretted renaissance-era ancestor to the violin into the 21st century through two slowly evolving and sonically fascinating pieces.

Rosaly, Frank: Centering and Displacement [VINYL & CD] Rosaly, Frank:
Centering and Displacement [VINYL & CD]

(Utech Records -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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Frank Rosaly uses drums, percussion, and electronics as the core of improvised source material that he segments, orchestrates, and arranges into a sound program before editing and ultimately dividing the material down to two channels.

Yellow6: No Memories, Only Photographs Yellow6:
No Memories, Only Photographs

(Silber -- USA )

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British guitarist Jon Attwood's Yellow6 solo project finds him performing on guitar, bass, electronics, and drum programming for a beautiful album of shoegaze rock with elements of minimalist, electronica, and ambient sound.

Rosaly, Frank: Malo Rosaly, Frank:
Malo

(Utech Records -- USA )

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Chicago drummer Frank Rosaly in a five track suite of sinister percussion and ambiguous space, using an acoustic drum set, contact microphones, oscillators, effects pedals and analog synths, mining jazz, Afro-Cuban, and non-idiomatic grooves using unconventional techniques.

Ballou, Dave : Solo Trumpet Ballou, Dave :
Solo Trumpet

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Baltimore brass player and composer Dave Ballou, know for Either/Orchestra, Meridian Art Ensemble, John Hollenbeck's Large Ensemble, Satoko Fujii ensembles, &c, in an intimate, diverse, and informed solo album performed on Bb trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, and mutes.

Bergmann, Hubert: Quietas Miniatures <i>[Used Item]</i> Bergmann, Hubert:
Quietas Miniatures [Used Item]

(Mudoks Records -- Germany )

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"Miniatures. Recorded as early as 1990, but currently playing (?) Hung up, he shows his introspective side. He leaves with a steady hand and a permeable sense of life, from which one could never learn to dive and rise in the past displa...

Bergmann, Hubert: Reminiszenzen <i>[Used Item]</i> Bergmann, Hubert:
Reminiszenzen [Used Item]

(Mudoks Records -- Germany )

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"Hubert Bergmann is still too little known in regard to his improvisational lucidity and conscientious tackling of past issues of jazz pianism. Reminiszenzen, released in 2010, lasts 75 minutes; usually I consider this duration excessiv...

Waterman, Alex / Liz Wendelbo: A Ballad For Accounting (2009) <i>[Used Item]</i> Waterman, Alex / Liz Wendelbo:
A Ballad For Accounting (2009) [Used Item]

(D.S. al Coda -- USA )

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"Composition for Cello and Brooklyn Queens Expressway by Alex Waterman with a 16-millimeter film by Elizabeth Wendelbo. Recorded live under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, June 2009."-D.S. al Coda

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Bailey, Derek: Fairly Early with Postscripts Bailey, Derek:
Fairly Early with Postscripts

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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"Fairly Early With Postscripts is meant to be a scrapbook of Derek Bailey's activities from 1971 to 1998. Most of the material included on this CD had been previously released on hard-to-find LPs (mostly on the label Emanem) and f...

Hug, Charlotte: Neuland Hug, Charlotte:
Neuland

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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For her second solo album, Charlotte Hug concentrates on solo viola without any electronics in a series of pieces inspired by a then-recent visit to London, showing her strong musical personality and original extended techniques in a solo recital unlike any other.

Rutherford, Paul: The Gentle Harm of the Bourgeoisie Rutherford, Paul:
The Gentle Harm of the Bourgeoisie

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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A reissue of Emanem 3305 (3403) with extra material from the same sessions from free improvising trombonist Paul Rutherford recorded in 1974, presenting a then-rare example of the instrument and approaches that were avant, humorous, technical, and amazingly inventive.



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