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West Coast/Pacific US Jazz





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Abstractions, The: Novo Navigatio <i>[Used Item]</i> Abstractions, The:
Novo Navigatio [Used Item]

(Edgetone / pax -- USA )

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Amendola, Scott Band: Believe Amendola, Scott Band:
Believe

(Cryptogramophone -- USA )

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Amendola, Scott: Lift Amendola, Scott:
Lift

(Sazi Records -- USA )

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Nels Cline Singers drummer Amendola in his own trio with guitarist Jeff Parker and bassist John Shifflett, mixing solid jazz structures with unusual tones from metallic objects & electronics.

Anderson, Vijay: Hardboiled Wonderland Anderson, Vijay:
Hardboiled Wonderland

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

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Bringing together two working trios, drummer Vijay Anderson heads this 6 piece with saxophonist Sheldon Brown, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, guitarists Ava Mendoza and John Finkbeiner, and vibraphonist Smith Dobson V.

Beger, Albert & Gerry Hemingway: There's Nothing Better To Do Beger, Albert & Gerry Hemingway:
There's Nothing Better To Do

(OutNow Recordings -- Israel )

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A live recording at Levontin 7 in Tel Aviv between drummer/percussionist Gerry Hemingway and Israeli free jazz luminary Albert Beger on alto & soprano saxophones, a playful and interactive session.

Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith: Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith:
Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916)

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Three free improvisations for voice & double bass + improvisations on Hugo Ball's Six Sound Poems from the duo of free improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk and double bassist Damon Smith.

Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn: North of Blanco Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn:
North of Blanco

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Six focused quartet improvisations with complex, independent layers of rich textures. Featuring Dutch vocalist/sound-poet Jaap Blonk and three Texas improvisors: Damon Smith (bass), Sandy Ewen (guitar & objects), Chris Cogburn (percussion).

Bradford / Heasley / Rosser: Varistar Bradford / Heasley / Rosser:
Varistar

(Full Bleed Music -- USA )

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1999 recordings from the trio of cornetist Bobby Bradford, Tuba player Tom Heasley and guitarist Ken Rosser, bridging chamber and free jazz with a unique orchestration.

Bradford, Bobby / John Carter Quintet: No U Turn, Live in Pasadena 1975 Bradford, Bobby / John Carter Quintet:
No U Turn, Live in Pasadena 1975

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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The Bobby Bradford & John Carter Quintet captured in performance in 1975, the earliest known recording of this configuration live from their 70s period in Los Angeles, playing amazing free jazz with Stanley Carter and Roberto Mirando on bass, and William Jeffrey on drums.

Bradford, Bobby: Love's Dream Bradford, Bobby:
Love's Dream

(EMANEM -- UK )

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Brand / Perkis / Robair / Shiurba / Sperry: Supermodel Supermodel Brand / Perkis / Robair / Shiurba / Sperry:
Supermodel Supermodel

(Emanem -- UK )

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Trombonist Gail Brand plays as part of a duo, trio, quartet and quintet in 13 improvised pieces that were recorded during three visits to San Francisco.

Bruckmann / Diaz-Infante / Shiruba / Stackpole: Grand Mal Bruckmann / Diaz-Infante / Shiruba / Stackpole:
Grand Mal

(pax -- USA )

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Bay Area free improvisers Ernesto Diaz-Infante (acoustic guitar), John Shiurba (electric guitar), Karen Stackpole (percussion) and Kyle Bruckman (oboe, english horn & suona), crossing acoustic and electronic boundaries in unpredictable improvised collective compositions.

Bruckmann / Rosenberg / Zerang: Six Synaptics Bruckmann / Rosenberg / Zerang:
Six Synaptics

(Ertia Creations / Barely Auditable Records -- USA )

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The trio of Kyle Bruckmann, setting his oboe aside for minimoog; Scott Rosenberg on sax and winds; and Michael Zerang on percussion, in an unusual and unpredictable release of electroacoustic improvisation that amuses as much as it impresses.

Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack: ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack:
...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire

(Singlespeed Music -- USA )

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A 4-part suite from oboe/english hornist Kyle Bruckman based on Thomas Pynchon's early novels, exhilarating jazz performed with Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Tim Daisy (drums), Jen Paulson (viola) and Anton Hatwich (bass).

Butcher, John / Gino Robair: Bottle Breaking Heart Leap [VINYL] Butcher, John / Gino Robair:
Bottle Breaking Heart Leap [VINYL]

(Alt.Vinyl -- UK )

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An amazing example of modern free improv from two modern masters--John Butcher on tenor and soprano sax, acoustic and amplified; and percussionist Gino Robair on energized surfaces, blippoo box--playing with frightening intensity in perfectly paced dialog.

Cline Singers, Nels : Draw Breath Cline Singers, Nels :
Draw Breath

(Cryptogramophone -- USA )

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Guitarist Nels Cline's Singers 3rd trio release, showing their breadth of influences in a mix of free jazz and rock elements, with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche guesting.

Cline Singers, Nels : Instrumentals Cline Singers, Nels :
Instrumentals

(Cryptogramophone -- USA )

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The Nels Cline Singers have no singers (hence the album title), presenting 9 tracks of Cline's mix of jazz, rock and electronics with his own amazing guitar work.

Cline, Alex: Continuation Cline, Alex:
Continuation

(Cryptogramophone -- USA )

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Drummer Alex Cline in a quintet with Peggy Lee, Myra Melford, Scott Walton and Jeff Gauthier, subtle music of timbre, texture and mood from an amazing group of players.

Cline, Alex: For People in Sorrow [CD / DVD] Cline, Alex:
For People in Sorrow [CD / DVD]

(Cryptogramophone -- USA )

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Drummer, percussionist and composer Alex Cline re-imagines a landmark composition by Roscoe Mitchell, recording it live with Oliver Lake, Vinny Golia, Zeena Parkins, Mark Dresser, &c at the 2011 Angel City Jazz Festival, released as a CD & DVD package.

Cline, Nels: Coward Cline, Nels:
Coward

(Cryptogramophone -- USA )

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An album of solo overdubs from guitarist Nels Cline, gorgeous melodic, technical and textural work showing an introspective and gorgeous aspect to his compositions and improvisations.

Dessen, Michael Trio: Resonating Abstractions Dessen, Michael Trio:
Resonating Abstractions

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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West Coast trombonist and electronic artist Michael Dessen's electroacoustic trio with bassist Christopher Tordini and drummer Dan Weiss, balancing detailed compositions and radically open improvisation that equally embraces groove-based improv and soundscape.

Diaz-Infante / Rodrigues / Robair / Mota: Our Faceless Empire Diaz-Infante / Rodrigues / Robair / Mota:
Our Faceless Empire

(PAX -- USA )

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West Coast improviser & PAX label leader Diaz-Infante met Portugese Creative Sources label leader Rodrigues with Gino Robair & Manuel Mota for these exploratory and rewarding open improvisations.

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(PAX -- USA )

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West Coast improviser & PAX label leader Diaz-Infante met Portugese Creative Sources label leader Rodrigues with Gino Robair & Manuel Mota for these exploratory and rewarding open improvisations.

Diaz-Infante / St. Chaos / Bohol: The Long Await Between Collapsed Lungs Diaz-Infante / St. Chaos / Bohol:
The Long Await Between Collapsed Lungs

(PAX -- USA )

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San Francisco artist Ernesto Diaz-Infante meets Texas-based noisicians Pablo St. Chaos and Bohol for an otherworldly and psychedelic set of electric and acoustic guitar and prepared-guitar trios.

Diaz-Infante, Ernesto: Ucross Journal <i>[Used Item]</i> Diaz-Infante, Ernesto:
Ucross Journal [Used Item]

(pax -- USA )

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East-West Collective (Petit / Ochs / Masaoka / Fengxia / Kassap): Humeurs East-West Collective (Petit / Ochs / Masaoka / Fengxia / Kassap):
Humeurs

(RogueArt -- France )

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Bridging the East and West, with Miya Masaoka on koto and Xu Fengxia on guzheng representing the East, and Larry Ochs on sax, Didier Petite on cello, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinet representing the West; exhiliarating and exotic global improvisation.

Eisenstadt / Mitchell / Dresser / Schoenbeck: Golden State Eisenstadt / Mitchell / Dresser / Schoenbeck:
Golden State

(Songlines -- Canada )

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New York drummer Harris Eisenstadt's new ensemble crosses the country with Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell, NY & West Coast bassist Mark Dresser, and NY bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck, blending orchestral instruments in chamber and improvising contexts.

Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald: Ghetto Calypso <i>[Used Item]</i> Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald:
Ghetto Calypso [Used Item]

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

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17 succinct improvisations recorded in 2000 from the trio of the late and legendary German free improvising bassist Peter Kowald, West Coast bassist Damon Smith, and alto saxophonist Marco Eneidi, powerful and lyrical improv with a nod to Ayler amidst brilliant playing.

Estamos Trio: People's Historia Estamos Trio:
People's Historia

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Taking song titles from the Arawak language, the Estamos Trio of Thollem McDonas (piano), Milo Tamez (drums) and Carmina Escobar (voice & electronics) brings together artists from the Mexican/U.S. border, creating beautiful creative works.

Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith: Background Information Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith:
Background Information

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Houston based guitarist Sandy Ewen met BPA label leader, bassist Damon Smith to record these open-minded improvisations in the studio, with Smith also using 7 string electric upright bass, laptop, and field recordings played in real time.

Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith: Valle de Mexico Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith:
Valle de Mexico

(Confront -- UK )

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Guitarist Sandy Ewen and double bassist Damon Smith recorded these 2 extended improvsations in concert as part a "Desbordamientos" series at Cine Tonala, in Mexico City, pairing live music with screenings of Derek Bailey's 4-part series on improvisation.

Focus Quintet, The: 1-8 In 1 <i>[Used Item]</i> Focus Quintet, The:
1-8 In 1 [Used Item]

(Sachimay -- USA )

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FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin): All At Once FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin):
All At Once

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Three West Coast saxophonists, Jon Raskin (Rova), Frank Gratkowsk (Zeitkratzer) and Phillip Grenlief, in a free improvising trio of highly interactive music using extended techniques to captivate and entertain the listener.

Friedlander, Erik: Prowl Friedlander, Erik:
Prowl

(Cryptogramophone -- USA )

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Gauthier Goatette, The Jeff: House of Return Gauthier Goatette, The Jeff:
House of Return

(Cryptogramophone -- USA )

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Violinist Jeff Gauthier's Goatette with Nels Cline, Alex Cline, Joel Hamilton and David Whytham in his 5th recording as a leader, moody and beautiful acoustic jazz.

Gauthier Goatette, The Jeff: Open Source Gauthier Goatette, The Jeff:
Open Source

(Cryptogramophone -- USA )

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Violinist Jeff Gauthier 6th CD as a leader of his ensemble of almost 20 years with guitarist Nels Cline, Alex Cline on drums and percussion, John Fumo on trumpet, David Witham on piano and keyboards, and Joel Hamilton on bass.

Gauthier, Jeff "Goatette" : One and the Same Gauthier, Jeff "Goatette" :
One and the Same

(Cryptogramophone -- USA )

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Genetti / Smith / Lonberg-Holm: Sense of hearing Genetti / Smith / Lonberg-Holm:
Sense of hearing

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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A series of studio duets between free improvising vocalist Carol Genetti and bassist Damon Smith, with Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm joining for the final four pieces, which were recorded live at the Empty Bottle in Chicago.

Goldberg, Ben: Jazz Baal: The Book Of Angels Vol. 15 Goldberg, Ben:
Jazz Baal: The Book Of Angels Vol. 15

(Tzadik -- USA )

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West Coast clarinest Ben Goldberg in the 15th volume of John Zorn's Masada Book of Angels, performing with bassist Greg Cohen, pianist Jamie Saft and drummer Kenny Wollesen.

Golia / Phillips / Leandre / Turetzky / Mezzacappa: The Ethnic Project Golia / Phillips / Leandre / Turetzky / Mezzacappa:
The Ethnic Project

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Multi-reedist Vinny Golia playing ethnic woodwinds including danso, kaval, moxeneo, marori bone flute, &c. in a series of duets with Barre Phillips, Joelle Leandre, Bert Turetzky, and Lisa Mezzacappa.

Golia Quartet, Vinny: Take Your Time Golia Quartet, Vinny:
Take Your Time

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The third recording from this group of long-time collaborators, with Golia on soprano, alto and tenor sax, Bobby Bradford on cornet, Ken Filiano on bass and Alex Cline on drums in a set of Golia original compositions.

Golia, Vinny / Marco Eneidi / Lisa Mezzacappa / Vijay Anderson: Hell-Bent in the Pacific Golia, Vinny / Marco Eneidi / Lisa Mezzacappa / Vijay Anderson:
Hell-Bent in the Pacific

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Insanely great free improvisation for the West Coast in this quartet of Vinny Golia (multi-reeds), Marco Eneidi (alto sax) Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), and Vijay Anderson (drums).

Golia, Vinny & Urs Leimgruber: Empiricism in the West Golia, Vinny & Urs Leimgruber:
Empiricism in the West

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Two amazing wind players - saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist Vinny Golia and saxophonist Urs Leimgruber - in a series of free improvising duos pushing their instruments into unusual and captivating territories.

Golia, Vinny Large Ensemble: Overview; 1996-2006 [CD + DVD] Golia, Vinny Large Ensemble:
Overview; 1996-2006 [CD + DVD]

(Nine Winds -- USA )

Price: $19.95

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A set of 2 CDs and 2 DVDs capturing four concerts of reedist and composer Vinny Golia's Large Ensemble performing from 1996-2006, showing the evolution of the band, plus an amazing concert with an African drum ensemble in 2006.

Golia, Vinny: Low and Inside; (Close Call Anyway...) Music for Baritone Saxophone Golia, Vinny:
Low and Inside; (Close Call Anyway...) Music for Baritone Saxophone

(Nine Winds -- USA )

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Multi-reedist Vinny Golia focuses on the baritone sax and the tubax (contrabass sax) in this spectacular album performed with his octet of Ken Filiano, Brian Walsh, Gavin Templeton, Dan Rosenboom, George McMullen, Alex Noyce, and Matt Mayhall.

Gonzalez, Dennis New Dallasangeles: The Desert Wind Gonzalez, Dennis New Dallasangeles:
The Desert Wind

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

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The septet of trumpeter Dennis Gonzales with saxophonists Charles Brackeen & Michael Session, trombonist Kim Corbet, cellist Michael Kruge, Henry Franklin on bass and Alvin Fielder on drums.

Gorge Trio: Open Mouth, O Wisp <i>[Used Item]</i> Gorge Trio:
Open Mouth, O Wisp [Used Item]

(Skin Graft -- USA )

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Gratkowski, Frank / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: The Voice Imitator Gratkowski, Frank / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton:
The Voice Imitator

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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German reeidst Frank Gratkowski in a trio with West Coast percussionist Jerome Bryerton and bassist Damon Smith, in an album of free music that blends the sensibilities of free improv with contemporary compositional music.

Hartshaw / Aspelin / Smith / Bryerton: Ausfegen (Dedicated To Joseph Beuys) Hartshaw / Aspelin / Smith / Bryerton:
Ausfegen (Dedicated To Joseph Beuys)

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Unusual improvisational forms from the quartet of saxophonist Paul Hartsaw, guitarist Kristian Aspelin, bassist Damon Smith and percussionist Jerome Byrerton, recording in Oakland, CA in 2006.

Hooker, William: Earth's Orbit [VINYL 2 LPs] Hooker, William:
Earth's Orbit [VINYL 2 LPs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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NY drummer William Hooker performing with Darius Jones and Adam Lane at The Stone in NYC, and with Aaron Bennett, Weasel Walter and Damon Smith at The Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco.

Josephson / Wachsmann / Lindsay / Smith / Blume: Zero Plus Josephson / Wachsmann / Lindsay / Smith / Blume:
Zero Plus

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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The Triple D Trio of Aurora Josephson (voice), Jacob Lindsay (clarinet) & Damon Smith (bass) met with visiting European improvisers Philipp Wachsmann (violin) and Martin Blume (drums) to record these live concerts in Oakland and SF.

Kaiser, Henry / Damon Smith: Relations Kaiser, Henry / Damon Smith:
Relations

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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The duo of Henry Kaiser and bassist Damon Smith perform 8 free improvisation with titles from the book "Company Week" by Peter Riley, a commentary on Derek Bailey's 1997 collective, Kaiser using a 1998 Monteleone Radio Flyer 7 string guitar at the request of Smith.

Kang, Eyvind: Grass Kang, Eyvind:
Grass

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A collection of new compositions by Eyvind Kang that are quiet in nature and serve as works for solo piano, string quintet, and more with sonic soundscapes similar to Morton Feldman but with Kang's unique style.

Kihnoua: The Sybil's Whisper Kihnoua:
The Sybil's Whisper

(Metalanguage -- USA )

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Larry Och's SF-based Kihnoua Quartet quartet with Wilbert DeJoode (bass), Scott Amendola (drums), & vocalist Dohee Lee, a gripping merger of Korean p'ansori folk-singing with modern improvisational forms.

Leandre, Joelle / Phillip Greenlief: That Overt Desire of Object Leandre, Joelle / Phillip Greenlief:
That Overt Desire of Object

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Relative Pitch Records debuts with the excellent duo of bassist Joelle Leandre and Bay Area woodwind improviser Phil Greenlief in 11 variations for contrabass and woodwinds.

Lee, Ingrid: Mouth to Mouth Lee, Ingrid:
Mouth to Mouth

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Hong Kong composer Lee Ingrid in four pieces from subtle beauty to harsh power, including a duo for piano and accordion, a piece for vibrating amplified snare drums, a work for piano, electric guitar and percussion, and one for string quintet and vibraphone.

Liebig / Vatcher / Golia: On The Cusp Of Fire And Water Liebig / Vatcher / Golia:
On The Cusp Of Fire And Water

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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The West Coast trio of Michael Vatcher on drums & percussion, Steuart Liebig on electric bass, and Vinny Golia on reeds and winds recording live in Los Angeles, 2001, astonishing free improvisation from three seasoned players.

Lindsay / Mendoza / Smith / Walter: Jus Lindsay / Mendoza / Smith / Walter:
Jus

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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A quiet quartet session intended for loud volume with Jacob Lindsay (reeds), Ava Mendoza (electric guitar), Damon Smith (7-string ergo-bass & lloopp), and Weasel Walter (percussion & bagpipe chanter), unusual tapestries of sound plus a recipe!

Lurie, Jessica: Licorice and Smoke Lurie, Jessica:
Licorice and Smoke

(Zipa!Music -- USA )

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Saxophonist Jessica Lurie leads a core band comprised of Nels Cline, Todd Sickafoose, and Scott Amendola through one of the strongest, most musical compositions of her career.

MAGIMC: Polishing the Mirror MAGIMC:
Polishing the Mirror

(Amirani Records -- Italy )

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Italian saxophonist Edoardo Marraffa and drummer Stefano Giust meet West Coast/touring pianist Thollem McDonas for an album of focused and spirited free improvisation recorded live in Bologna.



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