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Top Releases for 2013


 
ADA Trio (Brotzmann / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love): with Pat Thomas live at Cafe OTO ADA Trio (Brotzmann / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love):
with Pat Thomas live at Cafe OTO

(PNL -- Norway )

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The ADA Trio of saxophonist Peter Brotzmann, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love performing live at Cafe OTO in London on February 19, 2012, joined by keyboardist Pat Thomas.

ADA Trio (Brotzmann / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love): with Steve Noble live at Cafe OTO ADA Trio (Brotzmann / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love):
with Steve Noble live at Cafe OTO

(PNL -- Norway )

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The ADA Trio of saxophonist Peter Brotzmann, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love performing live at Cafe OTO in London on February 20, 2012, joined by percussionist Steve Noble.

Baron, Joey / Bill Frisell: Just Listen Baron, Joey / Bill Frisell:
Just Listen

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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The duo of long-time collaborators guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Joey Baron, two of Downtown NY's finest players, performing 9 tracks of original numbers and work by Sam Cooke, Ray Noble, Ron Carter, and Charlie Parker.

Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver: Book of Three: Continuum Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver:
Book of Three: Continuum

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Collective improvisation from Ho Bynum's Book of Three with bassist John Hebert & drummer Gerald Cleaver, following their RogueArt CD with this exceptional album of original compositions plus works from Bobby Bradford, Salim Washington, and Jim Hobbs.

Coleman, Steve & Five Elements: Functional Arrhythmias Coleman, Steve & Five Elements:
Functional Arrhythmias

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Alto saxophonist Steve Coleman takes his long-standing M-Base band Five Elements ongoing study into patterns found in nature in an album of music reflecting the irrational rhythms found in healthy human heartbeat patterns.

Cymerman / Wooley / Evans / Bauder: Sky Burial Cymerman / Wooley / Evans / Bauder:
Sky Burial

(5049 Records -- USA )

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The first recording of composer Jeremiah Cymerman's Amplified Quartet featuring trumpeters Nate Wooley & Peter Evans and saxophonist Matt Bauder, recorded during a three day residency at Brooklyn's Roulette in the summer of 2012.

Ducret, Marc: Tower, Vol. 3 Ducret, Marc:
Tower, Vol. 3

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Guitarist Marc Ducret's sextet performs comments on the music previously played in the other albums of the Tower series, either as rewritten fragments or developments of excerpts or patterns.

Evans, Peter / John Hebert / Kassa Overall: Zebulon Evans, Peter / John Hebert / Kassa Overall:
Zebulon

(More Is More -- USA )

Price: $10.00    

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A 78 minute live album of trio music from trumpeter Peter Evan's PE Trio with John Hebert on bass and Kassa Overall on drums, emphasizing collective interaction on a variety of loose and precise frameworks.

Fire! Orchestra: Exit! Fire! Orchestra:
Exit!

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The Swedish trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin collaborate with twenty-eight prestigious guests to form the Fire! Orchestra, an incredible free-jazz big band.

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Colorado at Clinton Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels:
Colorado at Clinton

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Trumpeter & cornetist Dennis Gonzalez' Yells At Eels with sons Aaron Gonzalez on bass and Stefan Gonzalez on drums adds Aakash Mittal (Rudresh Mahanthappa, Ravish Momin) on alto sax for a dynamic studio release of Gonzalez and Mittal compositions.

Group, The (Abdullah / Brown / Bang / Sirone / Hopkins / Cyrille): Live Group, The (Abdullah / Brown / Bang / Sirone / Hopkins / Cyrille):
Live

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A previously unreleased concert recording from 1986 of a group of leading out jazz artists (Billy Bang, Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille, &c.) playing original compositions as well as a cover of Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat".

Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson: Sifter Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson:
Sifter

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Presenting compositions from all three players, the NY-based trio of Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Mary Halvorson (guitar) & Matt Wilson (drums) this exceptional trio play a stripped down, rocking blend of free form improvisation.

Halvorson, Mary Septet: Illusionary Sea Halvorson, Mary Septet:
Illusionary Sea

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Mary Halvorson leads her Septet with Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (alto sax), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) & Ches Smith (drums) through 6 original compositions and a Robert Wyatt cover!

Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell: Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moo Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell:
Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moons Of Jupiter & Electronic Works [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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Chicago cornetist/composer Rob Mazurek leads his Exploding Star Orchestra featuring Roscoe Mitchell with Nicole Mitchell, Matana Roberts, Steve Swell, Matt Bauder, Jason Adasiewica, &c. through a colossal 8 part work, and also provides a single CD of cosmic electronics.

McGregor, Chris' Brotherhood Of Breath: Procession - Live at Toulouse McGregor, Chris' Brotherhood Of Breath:
Procession - Live at Toulouse

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

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With 23 minutes of additional music, this reissues and painstakingly restores the original masters from this 1978 Ogun release featuring Chris McGregor's UK/South African band with Mike Osborne, Dudu Pukwana, Louis Moholo, Evan Parker, &c.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock Mostly Other People Do the Killing:
Slippery Rock

(Hot Cup Records -- USA )

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Claiming to have been inspired by smooth jazz, the 6th MOPDTK album is a remarkable achievement of forward-thinking free jazz with a bizarre sense of humor and an irresistible love of poking fun at form while simultaneously paying homage.

New Atlantis Octet: Unto the Sun New Atlantis Octet:
Unto the Sun

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A free-wheeling debut from 8-piece mid-Atlantic supergroup formed by guitarist Edward Ricart and drummer Sam Lohman (Matta Gawa) plus Roy Cambell (trumpet), Steve Swell (trombone), Jason Ajemian (bass), Andrew Barker (drums), &c.

Oxley, Tony with Bailey / Rutherford / Thomas / &c.: A Birthday Tribute - 75 Years Oxley, Tony with Bailey / Rutherford / Thomas / &c.:
A Birthday Tribute - 75 Years

(Incus -- UK )

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Five recordings, 2 from 1977 at Tempo Natural and 3 from 1993, where Tony Oxley leads various permutations of improvisers Derek Bailey, Paul Rutherford, Pat Thomas, Matt Wand, Phillip Wachsmann, Ian Brighton; outstanding!

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 / Matthew Shipp: Rex, Wrecks & XXX [2 CDs] Parker, Evan / Matthew Shipp:
Rex, Wrecks & XXX [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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Six "Rex", 2 "Wrecks" and 1 "XXX" from the duo of British reedist Evan Parker and NY pianist Matthew Shipp in a double CD release, one in the studio and one live at Vortex in London, exceptional interplay from two masters.

Parker, Evan: The Topography of the Lungs Parker, Evan:
The Topography of the Lungs

(psi -- Great Britain )

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2013 reissue of the seminal London & European Free Improv trio release from 1970 with two additional tracks, making an amazing release showing the relationships between established jazz forms and the emerging modern language.

Rocket Science : Evan Parker / Peter Evans / Craig Taborn / Sam Pluta Rocket Science :
Evan Parker / Peter Evans / Craig Taborn / Sam Pluta

(More Is More -- USA )

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This extraordinary improvisation quartet joining NY and London improvisers made it's debut over the course of 3 concerts in Europe in 2012, with Evan Parker on sax, Peter Evans on trumpet, Craig Taborn on piano, and Sam Pluta on laptop.

Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins): Hammered Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins):
Hammered

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Drawing from some of NYC's finest - Tim Berne, Tony Malaby, Mary Halvorson and Andrea Parks - drummer Ches Smith's band takes the Downtown NY strategy to bridge experimental rock and avant jazz in unexpected and astonishing ways.

Sun Ra: Sub Underground Series Vol 1 & 2 - Cosmo Earth Fantasy Sun Ra:
Sub Underground Series Vol 1 & 2 - Cosmo Earth Fantasy

(Art Yard (ReR TYARD) -- USA )

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A Saturn release from the 1960's featuring a wide-range of pieces from studio recordings, rehearsals, and live concerts that are all heart-felt and made in the traditional Sun Ra style.

Trespass Trio + Joe McPhee: Human Encore Trespass Trio + Joe McPhee:
Human Encore

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Recorded during three nights of incredible live performances in Coimbra at Jazz Ao Centro at Salao Brazil, from the trans-Atlantic quartet of Joe McPhee (sax/pocket trumpet), Martin Kuchen (sax), Per Zanussi (bass) and Raymond Strid (drums).

Vandermark's, Ken Topology Nonet w/ Joe McPhee: Impressions of Po Music Vandermark's, Ken Topology Nonet w/ Joe McPhee:
Impressions of Po Music

(Okka -- USA )

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Inspired by the collaborations of Gil Evans & Miles Davis, reedist Ken Vandermark arranges 8 of saxophonist Joe McPhee's written works for a group including Jason Adasiewicz, Josh Berman, Jeb Bishop, Tim Daisy, Kent Kessler, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Dave Rempis & Joe McPhee.

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.

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.

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.

Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa): Echo Echo Mi Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa):
Echo Echo Mirror House

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Composer/saxophonist Braxton performed "Composition NO 347 + 62'37" " at the 2011 Victo Festival with the "super-group" of Braxton alumni - Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jessica Pavone, Jay Rozen, Aaron Siegel, Carl Testa", on their respective instruments + iPods.

Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl: Plume Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl:
Plume

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Drummer/percussionist Tony Buck and saxophonist John Butcher are the common elements in these two trios, one with guitarist Burkhard Stangl, and one with pianist Magda Mayas, using imaginative and unusual approaches to improvisation.

Endangered Blood (Black / Dunn / Noriega / Speed): Work Your Magic Endangered Blood (Black / Dunn / Noriega / Speed):
Work Your Magic

(Skirl -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Reedists Chris Speed and Oscar Noriega, bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Jim Black return for their 2nd album of contemporary jazz blending melodic and free playing with intricate interplay in a great set of tunes referencing Lester Young, Leah Paul, Teddy Wilson, Paul Motian, &c.

Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake: A Night in November Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake:
A Night in November

(Valid Records -- USA )

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An inventive, exuberant and absolutely amazing duo record from free jazz legends Edward "Kidd" Jordan and Hamid Drake recording live at New Orleans' renowned Piety Street Recording.

Laubrock / Alessi / Davis / Rainey: LARK Laubrock / Alessi / Davis / Rainey:
LARK

(Skirl -- USA )

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LARK is the NYC improvising ensemble of Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax), Ralph Alessi (trumpet) on Kris Davis (piano) and Tom Rainey (drums) striving to spontaneously compose music in as many ways possible.

Braxton, Anthony Sextet: (Victoriaville) 2005 Braxton, Anthony Sextet:
(Victoriaville) 2005

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Brotzmann, Peter & Jason Adasiewicz: Mollie's in the Mood [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter & Jason Adasiewicz:
Mollie's in the Mood [VINYL]

(Bro -- USA )

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Brotzmann's own BRO label releases this performance at Chicago's Hideout of the duo of Peter Brotzmann on alto and tenor sax, b-flat clarinet and tarogato, and vibraophonist Jason Adasiewicz from their 2012 US tour for three stunning tracks of free improvisation.

Braxton, Anthony : Trio (Victoriaville) 2007 Braxton, Anthony :
Trio (Victoriaville) 2007

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Braxton's Diamond Curtain Wall Trio with Mary Halvorson and Taylor Ho Bynum live using laptop and interactive electronics at the 24th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville.

Brotzmann / Nilssen-Love: Woodcuts Brotzmann / Nilssen-Love:
Woodcuts

(PNL -- Norway )

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Two European free jazz masters come together for a live concert at Kampen in Oslo Norway, a follow up to their amazing 2007 "Sweet Sweat" release.

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

(RogueArt -- France )

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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 )

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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.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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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 )

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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.

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.

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 )

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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 )

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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!

Rousay, Claire: Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Rousay, Claire:
Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.59    

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Exploring human relationships and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds, San Antonio drummer Claire Rousay, who has worked with Jacob Wick, Ken Vandermark, Brandon Lopez, &c. recorded these six solo drum performances in the studio, developing each in a way that shows her strong technical skills and narrative voice on the drums.

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 )

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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.

Parker, Evan: Vaincu.Va! Live at Western Front 1978 [VINYL] Parker, Evan:
Vaincu.Va! Live at Western Front 1978 [VINYL]

(Western Front New Music -- Canada )

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Restored and mastered from the original archived 1/4" tape that captured Evan Parker's dynamic, innovative 1978 solo performance on soprano sax at Vancouver's Western Front, the last of 29 dates during his North American tour.

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.

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

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 )

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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.

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 )

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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.

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL] Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Stochastic music for percussion and synthesizers from New York avant conceptualist and keyboardist Charlemagne Palestine, here on piano & electronics, with the Italian duo Trrma' of Giovanni Todisco on percussion and Guiseppe Candiano on synth, in two side-long works of irregular rhythm, complexity and dissonance that build and recede in a suspenseful journey.



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Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette

Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson: Sifter

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

Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver: Book of Three: Continuum

Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa): Echo Echo Mi

Rocket Science : Evan Parker / Peter Evans / Craig Taborn / Sam Pluta

Parker, Evan / Matthew Shipp: Rex, Wrecks & XXX [2 CDs]

Braxton, Anthony Sextet: (Victoriaville) 2005

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

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

Laubrock / Alessi / Davis / Rainey: LARK

Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl: Plume

Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins): Hammered

McGregor, Chris' Brotherhood Of Breath: Procession - Live at Toulouse

Trespass Trio + Joe McPhee: Human Encore

Parker, Evan: The Topography of the Lungs

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj

Oxley, Tony with Bailey / Rutherford / Thomas / &c.: A Birthday Tribute - 75 Years

ADA Trio (Brotzmann / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love): with Steve Noble live at Cafe OTO

Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake: A Night in November