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2012 Top 25


 
AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum): As The Crow Flies AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum):
As The Crow Flies

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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From NY and Boston the Aych group (pronounce as "H", a letter shared by all 3's names) presents three improvisers representing some of the best of the new breed of modern jazz based players in a trio without bass and drums.

Blue Notes: Before The Wind Changes Blue Notes:
Before The Wind Changes

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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The Blue Notes with Louis Moholo-Moholo, Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana & Johnny Dyani in the 2nd Ogun release from their 1979 tour of Belgium and Holland, performing their South African rooted jazz live at Jazzclub De Hoop.

Bradford / Gjerstad / Nilssen-Love: Dragon Bradford / Gjerstad / Nilssen-Love:
Dragon

(PNL -- Norway )

Price: $15.95    

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Legendary West Coast cornetist Bobby Bradford meets two Norwegians, drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and multi-reedist Frode Gjerstad, for a live performance at Klub Dragon in Poland.

Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins): The Letter Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins):
The Letter

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $18.95    

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Cosa Brava is an experimental rock and improvisation quartet formed in March 2008 by multi-instrumentalist and composer Fred Frith, with members Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins, Shahzad Ismaily, William Winant, &c.

Double Tandem (Baars / Vandermark / Nilssen-Love): Cement Double Tandem (Baars / Vandermark / Nilssen-Love):
Cement

(PNL -- Norway )

Price: $13.56    

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Performing live at Cementen in Norway, the trio of drummer Paal Nilssen-Love with reed players Ken Vandermark and Ab Baars, 3 intense yet playful improvisations from 3 masters of the form.

Ducret, Marc: Tower, Vol. 4 Ducret, Marc:
Tower, Vol. 4

(Ayler -- Sweden )

Price: $16.95    

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Marc Ducret's Tower series continues, skipping a beat as we jump from Vol 2. to Vol. 4, in this live solo acoustic guitar release from his 2012 Baltic tour, where he reassembles and builds bridges to offer a new vision of the Tower's cycle.

Eisenstadt, Haris: Canada Day Octet Eisenstadt, Haris:
Canada Day Octet

(482 Music -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Expanding his Canada Day group to an octet, NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt presents his four-part suite "The Ombudsman", expanded for the larger orchestration and with a new introduction and conclusion.

Gayle, Charles: Streets Gayle, Charles:
Streets

(Northern Spy -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Legendary NY free jazz saxophonist Charles Gayle takes to "the streets" with his trio of bassist Larry Roland and drummer Michael TA Thompson in a record illustrating Gayle's passionate voice and expressive dialog.

Gonzalez Yells at Eels, Dennis: Resurrection and Life Gonzalez Yells at Eels, Dennis:
Resurrection and Life

(Ayler -- Sweden )

Price: $16.95    

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Named for the miraculous recovery of drummer and AACM founder Alvin Fielder, who travelled to Dallas in 2010 to record with trumpeter Gonzalez and his sons bassist Aaron and vibraphonist Stefan, with Gaika James on trombone.

Halvorson, Mary Quintet: Bending Bridges Halvorson, Mary Quintet:
Bending Bridges

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson's second recording with her amazing working quintet of trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Jon Irabagon, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Ches Smith.

Korekyojinn with Tsuboy Akihisa: Doldrums Korekyojinn with Tsuboy Akihisa:
Doldrums

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

Price: $14.95    

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Korekyojinn (Yoshida Tatsuya, Nasuno Mitsuru and Kido Natuski) in their 7th release, joined by violinist Akihisa Tsuboy, recorded live at Tokyo's Koenji High, Lush, and Missions from 2008-2010.

Morris, Joe: Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK] Morris, Joe:
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]

(Riti Publishing -- USA )

Price: $24.95    

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Joe Morris wrote this book to discuss aspects of free music, including responses to his questionnaire written by Joe McPhee, William Parker, Jamie Saft, Ken Vandermark, Marilyn Crispell, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, Matthew Shipp, &c.

Osborne, Mike Trio with Harry Miller and Tony Levin: The Birmingham Jazz Concert [2 CDs] Osborne, Mike Trio with Harry Miller and Tony Levin:
The Birmingham Jazz Concert [2 CDs]

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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A double CD of saxophonist Mike Osborne's group with bassist Harry Miller and drummer Tony Levin performing live 1976 at the Warwick Suite, Grand Hotel in Birmingham, driven and innovative UK free jazz from a trio of legends.

Parker, William: Centering. Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 [6 CD BOX + BOOK] Parker, William:
Centering. Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 [6 CD BOX + BOOK]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $59.95    

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The music on these six discs comes from roughly the first decade of William Parker's career, one of the most intensely creative periods enjoyed by any musician of any era.

Stone Quartet (Leandre / Campbell / Crispell / Maneri): Live at Vision Festival Stone Quartet (Leandre / Campbell / Crispell / Maneri):
Live at Vision Festival

(Ayler -- Sweden )

Price: $16.95    

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Bassist Joelle Leandre's drumless quartet with NY trumpeter Roy Campbell, pianist Marilyn Crispell and violist Mat Maneri performing at the Vision Festival in 2010, one of the highlights of that year's festival.

Sun Ra: Wake Up Angels [2 CDs] Sun Ra:
Wake Up Angels [2 CDs]

(Art Yard -- Great Britain )

Price: $20.95    

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Live recordings from Sun Ra Solar-Myth and Intergalactic Arkestras performing live at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival from 1972-74, well-recorded and great performances in this first issue of these great concerts.

World Heritage, The: Travelling Silk Road World Heritage, The:
Travelling Silk Road

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

Price: $14.95    

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Live recordings of drummer Yoshida Tatsuya's World Heritage band from Koenji HIGH in 2009, condensing and editing the show into one incredible hour of sophisticated rock improvisation.

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

(New Atlantis -- USA )

Price: $9.10    

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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.

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 )

Price: $14.95    

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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.

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

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

Price: $23.95    

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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.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs] Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $23.95    

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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

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.

Risser / Duboc / Perraud: En Corps [REPRESS] Risser / Duboc / Perraud:
En Corps [REPRESS]

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

Price: $15.95    

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Frequent collaborators bassist Benjamin Duboc and drummer Edward Perraud, known from The Fish, Nuts, Abdelhai Bennani Trio, &c, join with prepared and unprepared pianist Eve Risser for two extended, intense and excursive improvisations.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden:
Terror Of Positivity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.

Sa, Joana & Luis Jose Martins: Almost a Song <i>[Used Item]</i> Sa, Joana & Luis Jose Martins:
Almost a Song [Used Item]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

Price: $9.95    

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A beautiful collaboration between Luis Jose Martins on classical guitar, percussion & electronics, and Joan Sa on piano, toy piano, celestra, idiophones & electronics, gentle music that's nearly a song, but actually sophisticated, textured, and lovely contemporary improvisation.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Morris, Joe: Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]

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

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

AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum): As The Crow Flies

Korekyojinn with Tsuboy Akihisa: Doldrums

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

World Heritage, The: Travelling Silk Road

Osborne, Mike Trio with Harry Miller and Tony Levin: The Birmingham Jazz Concert [2 CDs]

Bradford / Gjerstad / Nilssen-Love: Dragon

Blue Notes: Before The Wind Changes

Gonzalez Yells at Eels, Dennis: Resurrection and Life

Parker, William: Centering. Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 [6 CD BOX + BOOK]

Double Tandem (Baars / Vandermark / Nilssen-Love): Cement

Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj

Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins): The Letter

Eisenstadt, Haris: Canada Day Octet

Werder, Felix: The Tempest - Electronic Music <i>[Used Item]</i>