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Toronto Area Improvisation
 
Abbott, Simeon & Mike Gennaro: Meditations on First Abbott, Simeon & Mike Gennaro:
Meditations on First

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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A deft, athletic outing from Bug Incision regular Simeon Abbot on piano and drummer Mike Gennaro (Wrist Error, Gustafsson) recorded in two locations live in Montreal and Toronto.

Abbott, Simeon + Bent Spoon Duo: saigon, you crazy diamond Abbott, Simeon + Bent Spoon Duo:
saigon, you crazy diamond

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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Two dense, 20-minute tracks of physical, visceral playing from prepared electric guitarist Simeon Abbot with the Bent Spoon Duo: percussionist Chris Dadge and viola/trombone player Scott Munro.

AIMToronto Orchestra: Year of the Boar AIMToronto Orchestra:
Year of the Boar

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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AIMTorotono Orchestra under the direction of Kyle Brenders was formed in 2007 to perform the music of Anthony Braxton, here in their first studio album of original compositions for their own sophisticated repertoire.

Barnyard Drama: Christmas Singalong Volume 6 Barnyard Drama:
Christmas Singalong Volume 6

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Toronto's Xmas series with an amazing lineup Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, John Southworth, Tania Gill, Kyle Brenders, Justin Haynes, Julia Hambleton, DB Boyko, &c. &c.

Barnyard Drama: Christmas Singalong Volume 7 Barnyard Drama:
Christmas Singalong Volume 7

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $10.80

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Barnyard Drama continues their Christmas Singalong series, here in the 7th volume with an amazing lineup of Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, John Southworth, Justin Haynes, John Oswald, &c. &c.

Barnyard Drama: Christmas Singalong Volume 8 Barnyard Drama:
Christmas Singalong Volume 8

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.00

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The 8th eclectic Christmas Singalong from Toronto's Barnyard Drama with performers and guests including Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, John Southworth, Justin Haynes, Paul Dutton, Jim Lewis, Scott Thomson, &c.

Barnyard Drama: Martin, Jean: I'm a Navvy Barnyard Drama: Martin, Jean:
I'm a Navvy

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Toronto's amazing husband & wife team drummer Jean Martin and unusual vocalist Christine Duncan with guest guitarist Justin Haynes and Bernard Falaise, recommended!

Barnyard Drama: Memories and a List of Things to Do Barnyard Drama:
Memories and a List of Things to Do

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Drummer and electronic artist Jean Martin joins forces with amazing vocalist Christine Duncan for an album of rhythmic soundscapes and free vocal improvisation.

Blah Blah 666: It's Only Life! Blah Blah 666:
It's Only Life!

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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An eclectic assortment of old-fashioned entertainment, pre-harmonic bop, and Canada's new wave of avant garde mariachi from Jean Martin, Nick Fraser, Justin Haynes, &c..

Braxton / Brenders: Toronto Duets 2007 [2 CDs] Braxton / Brenders:
Toronto Duets 2007 [2 CDs]

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $22.95

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Legendary saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton releases the first saxophone duet recording of two ghost trance compositions performed with reed player Kyle Brenders.

Brenders, Kyle / Brandon Valdivia: S/T Brenders, Kyle / Brandon Valdivia:
S/T

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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Toronto creative improviser multi-reedist Kyle Brenders (AIMToronto, The Rent) in an unhurried and intuitive duo with the drummer & percussionist of his quartet Brandon Miguel Valdivia (Not The Wind, Not The Flag).

Drumheller: Sometimes Machine Drumheller:
Sometimes Machine

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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The Toronto jazz quintet Drumheller with Nick Fraser on drums, Eric Chenaux on guitar, Brodie West on sax, Rob Cloutton on bass and Doug Tielli on trombone mix avant and traditional jazz with a variety of musical forms to create persuasive and thoroughly enjoyable music.

Element Choir, The & William Parker: At Christ Church Deer Park Element Choir, The & William Parker:
At Christ Church Deer Park

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Jean Martin and Christine Duncan lead this Toronto collective with more than 60 choir members in a stunning improvisational setting, here performing at Christ Church Deer Park with NY bassist William Parker.

Fraser, Nick: Towns and Villages Fraser, Nick:
Towns and Villages

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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A quartet session of composition and improvisation headed by drummer Nick Fraser with Tony Malaby (sax), Andrew Downing (cello) and Rob Clutton (bass), exploring the essence of freedom and abstraction in contemporary jazz.

Freedman, Lori & Scott Thomson: Plumb Freedman, Lori & Scott Thomson:
Plumb

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $14.95

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A recording of wide-ranging, freely improvised solos and duets by Montreal clarinetist and bass clarinetist Lori Freedman & Toronto trombonist Scott Thomson.

Frith / Bourne / Oswald: Dearness Frith / Bourne / Oswald:
Dearness

(Spool -- Canada )

Price: $16.95

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The trio of Fred Frith, John Oswald and Anne Bourne recorded live at the Rivoli in Toronto in 1998, subtle to cantankerous improvisation of the highest caliber.

Gill, Tania: Bolger Station Gill, Tania:
Bolger Station

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Pianist Tania Gill with Lina Allemano on trumpet, Clinton Ryder on bass and Jean Martin on drums, music informed by American song forms, Bartok, free improvisation and the northern Ontario landscape.

Hansen, Mike & Tomasz Krakowiak: Relay Hansen, Mike & Tomasz Krakowiak:
Relay

(Spool -- Canada )

Price: $6.27

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Influenced by experimental and electroacoustic practices, Hansen & Krakowiak attack and disseminate turntables and percussion through improvisations built on layers of sound and interpolated instrumentation.

Haynes, Justin: Birder Haynes, Justin:
Birder

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Birder started as a piece for solo tenor banjo to study of the music of Charlie Parker (Bird), an exhaustive work with Christine Duncan's trombone and theremin at the end.

Haynes, Justin: Birder <i>[Used Item]</i> Haynes, Justin:
Birder [Used Item]

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $8.95

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Birder started as a piece for solo tenor banjo to study of the music of Charlie Parker (Bird), an exhaustive work with Christine Duncan's trombone and theremin at the end.

Hobson's Choice: Of The Waves Hobson's Choice:
Of The Waves

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Canada's songwriting Hobson's Choice has developed into a tightly knit ensemble embracing elements of jazz, chamber, and singer-songwriter traditions, with sound-worlds ranging from midnight deep-woods marimba ballads to sunny cicada-sung anthems.

Hobson's Choice: Of The Waves <i>[Used Item]</i> Hobson's Choice:
Of The Waves [Used Item]

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $8.95

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Canada's songwriting Hobson's Choice has developed into a tightly knit ensemble embracing elements of jazz, chamber, and singer-songwriter traditions, with sound-worlds ranging from midnight deep-woods marimba ballads to sunny cicada-sung anthems.

Israelievitch / Reitzenstein / Stewart / Young: The Test Tubes Israelievitch / Reitzenstein / Stewart / Young:
The Test Tubes

(Spool -- Canada )

Price: $12.95

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Part of a sound installation and exhibition of sculptural work by Reinhard Reitzenstein, the Test Tubes perform with strings, glass instruments, and unique instruments to create music of unusual and complex timbral combinations.

Keith, Michael / Oswald, John / Turner, Roger: Number Nine Keith, Michael / Oswald, John / Turner, Roger:
Number Nine

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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Michael Keith (acoustic guitar, voice) plays with John Oswald (alto saxophone) and Roger Turner (percussion) in seven improvised pieces recorded in studio in Toronto in 2005.

Lamp Chops: The Localization Of Noise And Its Endowment With Form Lamp Chops:
The Localization Of Noise And Its Endowment With Form

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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Four beautiful string-saturated improvisations from Toronto's Colin Fisher and Simeon Abbott recording live and playing exclusively on ghuzeng and prepared guitar.

Lewis, Downing & Martin: On a Short Path from Memory to Forgotten Lewis, Downing & Martin:
On a Short Path from Memory to Forgotten

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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This exquisite improvising trio in a passionate and lyrical sequence of group improvisations, introducing one of Toronto's extraordinary creative music ensembles.

Martin / Lozano / Lewis / Wiens / Duncan: At Canterbury Martin / Lozano / Lewis / Wiens / Duncan:
At Canterbury

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Saxophonist Frank Lozano brings together four other artists for a first time collaboration that results in this groovy, soulful, and passionate live studio recording.

Martin / Turcotte / Haynes: Get Together Weather Martin / Turcotte / Haynes:
Get Together Weather

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Vancouver's The Trio - drummer Jean Martin, guitarist Justin Haynes, trumpeter Kevin Turcotte - plays the music of...Dr. Seuss (The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T) and Rogers (Oklahoma).

Martin & Haynes: Freedman Martin & Haynes:
Freedman

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Lyrical and sophisticated improvisations performed on just a ukulele and a suitcase from these Toronto musicians playing the compositions of lap steel player Myk Freedman

Martin & Haynes: Freedman <i>[Used Item]</i> Martin & Haynes:
Freedman [Used Item]

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $9.95

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Lyrical and sophisticated improvisations performed on just a ukulele and a suitcase from these Toronto musicians playing the compositions of lap steel player Myk Freedman

Martin, Haynes and Driver: Freedman at Western Front Martin, Haynes and Driver:
Freedman at Western Front

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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"Crude Jazz" from the Toronto trio of Jean Haynes on ukulele, Jean Martinon suitcase, and Ryan Driver on street-sweeper bristle bass, lovely bare-bones jazz using makeshift instruments, captured live in Vancouver.

Martin, Jean & Colin Fisher: Little Man on the Boat Martin, Jean & Colin Fisher:
Little Man on the Boat

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Drummer and loopster Jean Martin with multi-instrumentalist Colin Fisher in a veritable orchestra of sound resources, inspired and imaginative studio work.

Martin, Jean & Evan Shaw: Piano Music Martin, Jean & Evan Shaw:
Piano Music

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Much more than a simple duo, with overdubbed saxophone Martin & Shaw make large and complex environments & orchestral sections over which they nimbly improvise.

Martin, Jean: At the Farm Martin, Jean:
At the Farm

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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After touring Canada extensively for 3 years the trio of Jean Martin, Justin Haynes and Kevin Turcotte released this CD of wide-ranging and excellent recordings.

not the wind not the flag: Tintinabulum not the wind not the flag:
Tintinabulum

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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A beautifully building release of guitar and percussion, one long track that adds intensity from lovely minimalism to Fripp-ian chords and driving drum work.

Parker / Neal / Sorbara: At Somewhere There Parker / Neal / Sorbara:
At Somewhere There

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $12.95

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British saxophonist Evan Parker came to Toronto in 2009 as a guest of the AIMToronto (Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto) Interface Series, recording his trio with Wes Neal (double bass) and Joe Sorbara (drums).

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

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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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.

Queen Mab: Close Queen Mab:
Close

(Spool -- Canada )

Price: $12.95

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Queen Mab (pianist Marilyn Lerner and Lori Freedman on clarinet) in their 2nd release, duos and trios with Lee Pui Ming, Jack Vorvis, Fides Krucker, Victor Bateman, Tiina Kiik.

Rampersaud / Shaw / Neal / Martin / Krakawiac: Halcyon Science130410 Rampersaud / Shaw / Neal / Martin / Krakawiac:
Halcyon Science130410

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Intelligent and inspired compositions by saxophonist Evan Shaw and trumpeter Nicole Rampersaud performed with Jean Martin (drums and laptop), Wes Neal (double bass), and Tomasz Krakowiak (percussion).

Reveries, The: Matchmakers Volume 2: The Music of Sade Reveries, The:
Matchmakers Volume 2: The Music of Sade

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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The Reveries (Eric Chenaux (guitar, voice), Ryan Driver (bass), Doug Tielli (electric guitar), and Jean Martin (drums)) in their second release covering the music of Sade in unusual and alluring ways.

Saint Dirt Elementary School: Abandoned Ballroom Saint Dirt Elementary School:
Abandoned Ballroom

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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The chamber rock 8 piece Saint Dirt Elementary School ensemble in their second release on Barnyard, superb sophisticated compositions reminiscent of L'Ensemble Raye or Conventum.

Saint Dirt Elementary School: Ice Cream Man Dreams Saint Dirt Elementary School:
Ice Cream Man Dreams

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Guitarist and composer Myk Freedman's little big band, a salon orchestra that's both entertaining and remarkably sophisticated, a playground of styles and ideas.

Southworth, John: Human Cry Southworth, John:
Human Cry

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Songwriter/singer John Southworth, supremely crafted, elegiac songs featuring Barnyard artists Justin Haynes on guitar, Jean Martin on drums and Andrew Downing on bass.

Southworth, John: Human Cry <i>[Used Item]</i> Southworth, John:
Human Cry [Used Item]

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $9.95

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Songwriter/singer John Southworth, supremely crafted, elegiac songs featuring Barnyard artists Justin Haynes on guitar, Jean Martin on drums and Andrew Downing on bass.

T H O M A S: Janela T H O M A S:
Janela

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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T H O M A S is the ongoing brainchild of Toronto's Thom Gill, since 2009 exploring the world of song, at home and abroad, through pieces that blur the lines between pop and avant-garde.

Tenney, James: Music for Violin and Piano Tenney, James:
Music for Violin and Piano

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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Various Artists: Barnyard Drama Christmas Singalong Vol. 5 Various Artists:
Barnyard Drama Christmas Singalong Vol. 5

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95

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Put this one in your Wishlist for the next holiday season: 5th in a series drawing on Vancouver's best; unusual approaches to the classics in a oddly skewed yet sentimental ways.

Vertical Squirrels (Fischlin, Heble, Melville, Warren): Time of the Sign Vertical Squirrels (Fischlin, Heble, Melville, Warren):
Time of the Sign

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $12.00

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An incredibly informed instant-composing ensemble drawing on free jazz and post rock sensibilities with nods to Indian ragas, jazz-inflected minimalism, Zappa-esque bouts of sonic anarchy, and German rock music from the 1970s, captured live at Toronto, Guelph and Hamilton, Canada in 2012.

Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt: Higgins, Bret; Atlas Revolt Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt:
Higgins, Bret; Atlas Revolt

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $11.95

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A Canadian quintet led by double bassist Bret Higgins (Zebrina) merging latin, R&B, soul, film soundtracks, jazz and more into moody and infectious grooves, lyrical and upbeat music that borrows freely from a variety of world and folk styles in exuberant ways.

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

(New Atlantis -- USA )

Price: $9.56

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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: $16.95

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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.

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.

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

(Auris Media -- Israel )

Price: $14.95

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

(Ftarri -- Japan )

Price: $11.95

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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.

Ibarra, Susie  / Assif Tsahar: Home Cookin' Ibarra, Susie / Assif Tsahar:
Home Cookin'

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

Price: $10.00

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The first Hopscotch release from the then husband/wife duo of wind player Assif Tsahar and drummer Susie Ibarra, lyrical and textural powerfully woven improvisation.

Jordan, Kidd / Drake, Hamid / Parker, William: Palm of Soul Jordan, Kidd / Drake, Hamid / Parker, William:
Palm of Soul

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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

(Rossbin -- Italy )

Price: $11.95

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Necks, The: Silent Night Necks, The:
Silent Night

(Fish of Milk -- Australia )

Price: $23.95

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

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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Ratkje, Maja: Voice [VINYL LP + CD] Ratkje, Maja:
Voice [VINYL LP + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Composer, singer, electronic manipulator, violinist and theremin player Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje released this, her debut album, on CD in 2002, now available again on vinyl LP.

 


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