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The Squidco 2010 Top 40!


 
Attias, Michael: Twines of Colesion Attias, Michael:
Twines of Colesion

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Alto saxophonist Michael Attias leads this quintet with Tony Malaby on tenor and soprano, Russ Lossing on piano, John Hebert on bass and Staoshi Takeishi on drums performing live at the Jazz ao Centro Festival.

Boeren, Eric 4tet: Song for Tracy the Turtle - Live in Brugge 2004 Boeren, Eric 4tet:
Song for Tracy the Turtle - Live in Brugge 2004

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Dutch improvisers cornetist Eric Boeren, saxophonist Michael Moore, bassist Wilbert de Joode with drummer Paul Lovens performing live in 2004 at Concertgebouw, Brugge.

Brotzmann / Nilssen-Love / Pupillo: Roma Brotzmann / Nilssen-Love / Pupillo:
Roma

(PNL -- Norway )

Price: $16.95    

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The trio of Peter Brotzmann, Massimo Pupillo (Zu) and Paal Nilssen-Love seriously tearing it up at the Casa del Jazz in Rome, December 2008.

Decoy & Joe McPhee: Oto Decoy & Joe McPhee:
Oto

(Bo Weavil Recordings -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.26    

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The Decoy trio of organist Alexander Hawkins, double-bassist John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble are joined by NY saxophonist Joe McPhee to perform 3 wild improvisations at London's Cafe Oto.

Frith, Fred: Live in Japan Frith, Fred:
Live in Japan

(ReR/ Fred Records -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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Fred Frith's 1982 live album of his solo concerts at various venues in Japan, 1981, performing on guitar, throat mike, violin and piano; long out of print and now remastered by Tom Dimuzio.

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo: Zakopane Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo:
Zakopane

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.95    

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Pianist-composer Satoko Fujii's Orchestra Tokyo formed in 1999 to perform her compositions, music that spans a wide range of styles and moods, complemented by a great set of soloists.

Gato Libre (Tamura / Fujii / Tsumura / Koreyasu): Shiro Gato Libre (Tamura / Fujii / Tsumura / Koreyasu):
Shiro

(Libra -- Japan )

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Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura & bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu's Gato Libre with Satoko Fujii on accordion and guitarist Kazuhiko Tsumara, in their 4th release, beautifully melodic improvisation.

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Cape of Storms Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels:
Cape of Storms

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Trumpeter Gonzalez's band with sons, bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer Stefan Gonzalez, joined by saxophonist Tim Green and legendary UK/South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo.

Hairy Bones (Brotzmann / Kondo / Pupillo / Nilssen-Love): At Fresnes Hairy Bones (Brotzmann / Kondo / Pupillo / Nilssen-Love):
At Fresnes

(PNL -- Norway )

Price: $16.95    

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The frenetic and mind-blowing quartet of Peter Brotzmann, Toshinori Kondo, Massimo Pupillo, and Paal Nilssen Love live in a steaming set from France, 2010.

Halvorson, Mary Quintet: Saturn Sings Halvorson, Mary Quintet:
Saturn Sings

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Halvorson's quintet in a new book of music exploring close knit and dissonant harmonies for her ensemble of trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Jon Irabagon, bassist John Hebert & drummer Ches Smith.

Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra: Ashcan Rantings [2 CDs] Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra:
Ashcan Rantings [2 CDs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $18.95    

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2 CDs from the amazing little big band of bassist Lane, with trumpeters Nate Wooley & Taylor Ho Bynum, saxophonist David Bindman, trombonists Tim Vaughn & Reut Regev, & drummer Igal Foni.

Leandre / Houle / Strid: Live at Sons D'Hiver Leandre / Houle / Strid:
Live at Sons D'Hiver

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Spontaneous extraordinary compositions/improvisations by bassist Joelle Leandre, clarinetist Francois Houle and percussionist Raymond Strid from the annual Sons d'Hiver festival near Paris.

Liebman / Evan Parker / Bianco: Relevance Liebman / Evan Parker / Bianco:
Relevance

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Saxophonist Dave Liebman arranged this, his (surprisingly) first encounter with Evan Parker, with the help of drummer Tony Bianco, performing live at the Vortext for BBC Radio 3.

Lightcap, Chris' Big Mouth: Deluxe Lightcap, Chris' Big Mouth:
Deluxe

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Bassist Lightcap's Bigmouth with Tony Malaby, Chris Cheek & Andrew D'Angelo on sax, Craig Taborn on keys and Gerald Cleaver on drums, NY jazz with remarkable rapport and prowess.

Morris, Joe / Nate Wooley: Tooth and Nail Morris, Joe / Nate Wooley:
Tooth and Nail

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Guitarist Joe Morris continues his duet parternships on Clean Feed, here with the innovative and amazing trumpeter Nate Wooley in an album of brilliant spontaneous improv.

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 / 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, William: At Somewhere There Parker, William:
At Somewhere There

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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William Parker performed these three solo pieces at Tortono's Somewhere There, performing on acoustic bass, dousn'gouni and double flute, distinctive and inspired solo work.

Sandell, Sten: Face of Tokyo Sandell, Sten:
Face of Tokyo

(PNL -- Norway )

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Two extended improvisations from pianist Sten Sandell's trio with bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Paal Nillsen-Love, recorded live in Tokyo in 2008.

Sun Ra and his Omniverse Jet-set Arkestra: Beyond The Purple Star Zone + Oblique Parallax Sun Ra and his Omniverse Jet-set Arkestra:
Beyond The Purple Star Zone + Oblique Parallax

(Art Yard -- Great Britain )

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Two related classic Saturn LP reissues on a single CD, both recorded at the Detroit Jazz Centre in 1980 and 1981 respectively with Sun Ra's large Omniverse Jet-set Arkestra.

Zorn, John: In Search Of The Miraculous Zorn, John:
In Search Of The Miraculous

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn with Rob Burger, Greg Cohen, Ben Perowsky, Kenny Wollesen and Shanir Blumenkranz in a work inspired by esoteric spiritual practices, white magic, ritual, traditional myths & ancient legends.

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

(New Atlantis -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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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.

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

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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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.

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.

Parker, William Quartet: Sound Unity Parker, William Quartet:
Sound Unity

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Mahanthappa / Lehman: Dual Identity Mahanthappa / Lehman:
Dual Identity

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The New York duo of saxophonists Rudresh Mahanthappa and Steve Lehman in their co-led quintet with Liberty Ellman on guitar, Matt Brewer on bass and Damion Reid on drums.

Sclavis / Taborn / Rainey: Eldorado Trio Sclavis / Taborn / Rainey:
Eldorado Trio

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Reedist Louis Sclavis' new cooperative trio with keyboardist Craig Taborn and drummer Tom Rainey in a mix of studio and live recordings from Casa da Musica, Porto.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $19.95    

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Melford, Myra's Be Bread: The Whole Tree Gone Melford, Myra's Be Bread:
The Whole Tree Gone

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Pianist and composer Myra Melford's 2nd Be Bread release with Cuong Vu, Bend Goldberg, Brandon Ross, Stomu Takeishi and Matt Wilson, outstanding and distinctive acoustic jazz.

Cosa Brava w/ Fred Frith: Ragged Atlas Cosa Brava w/ Fred Frith:
Ragged Atlas

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Fred Frith's West Coast Cosa Brava with Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins, and Matthias Bossi playing all Frith compositions driven by his love of the (improvised) rock format.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Tereshkova (Jeff Lane):
Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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Portland Oregon composer and sound artist Jeff Lane, co-founder of the Chicago/Portland record label Never Anything, as his alter-ego Tereshkova in a large work of electronic composition, part concrete, part acousmatic, spanning two cassettes with four side-long pieces, each an extended journey in mood, motion, perplexing sources and embrace-ably interesting.

Attias, Michael : Echos La Nuit Attias, Michael :
Echos La Nuit

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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A beautiful solo set of 12 improvisations, Michael Attias performing on alto sax with his left hand and piano with his right, captured in the natural reverberation of La Maison en Bois in Abeville-La-Riviere, France; surprisingly his 1st solo album, developed over 12 years yet played in under an hour with no retakes, a wonderful nuanced reflection in tone, melody & color.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of C Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

Price: $16.95    

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The 5th release from the trio of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino, guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi on wineglass and percussion is an introspective and beautifully developed set recorded live at their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe.

Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer: Spectre Of Radiants Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer:
Spectre Of Radiants

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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An extended and rich confluence of strings from R Keenan Lawler and John Krausbauer, using resonator guitar and banjo, sustained tones that intertwine in a beautiful and optimistic drone, minimalistic yet drenched in a profusion of harmonic detail; a beautiful and elusive dream mixing between an Indian raga and an alien electronic environment.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray: Second Earth McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray:
Second Earth

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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An excellent first meeting of two guitarists recording on a February afternoon and released in the sequence recorded with no edits or changes, from Jim McAuley on guitar and Scot Ray on lap steel slide guitar with effects, an innately lyrical blending of styles masking the strong technical skills and long histories of these two superlative players.

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

Price: $16.95    

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD] Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $22.00    

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Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber): All Those Yesterdays Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber):
All Those Yesterdays

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Using hard bop as his jumping off point, Swiss saxophonist Omri Ziegele Tomorrow Trio with Christian Weber on bass and Han Bennink on drums--musicians who have toured and performed together over years--went into the studio hot off of a 13 day tour to record these 6 Ziegele original compositions, lyrically balanced with room for exemplary soloing and group interplay.

Kretzmer, Yoni Trio: Nevertheless Kretzmer, Yoni Trio:
Nevertheless

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Israeli saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer now living in NY in a trio with NY drummer Mike Pride and Chicago/NY bassist Jason Ajemian, technical, lyrical, conceptual, and emotional jazz.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber): All Those Yesterdays

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL]

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford

Melford, Myra's Be Bread: The Whole Tree Gone

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla'

Sclavis / Taborn / Rainey: Eldorado Trio

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

Halvorson, Mary Quintet: Saturn Sings

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo: Zakopane

Gato Libre (Tamura / Fujii / Tsumura / Koreyasu): Shiro

Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray: Second Earth

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]