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West Coast/Pacific US Jazz
 
Abstractions, The: Novo Navigatio <i>[Used Item]</i> Abstractions, The:
Novo Navigatio [Used Item]

(Edgetone / pax -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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

(Cryptogramophone -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $17.95

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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.

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 )

Price: $10.36

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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 )

Price: $10.36

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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).

Brackeen, Charles Quartet,: Worshippers Come Nigh Brackeen, Charles Quartet,:
Worshippers Come Nigh

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

Price: $17.95

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Tenor saxophonist Charles Brackeen's 3rd Silkheart release in a passionate free jazz album with his quartet of cornetist Olu Dara, bassist Fred Hopkins, and drummer Andrew Cyrille.

Bradford / Dresser / Ferris: Live in LA Bradford / Dresser / Ferris:
Live in LA

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95

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Performing together since the late 70s, this is the first recorded documentation of West Coast trumpeter Bobby Bradford, NY bassist Mark Dresser, and trombonist Glenn Ferris.

Bradford, Bobby / Tom Heasley / Ken Rosser: Varistar Bradford, Bobby / Tom Heasley / Ken Rosser:
Varistar

(Full Bleed Music -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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

(EMANEM -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95

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

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.36

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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 / 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.

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

(Alt.Vinyl -- Great Britain )

Price: $19.96

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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.

Carter, John / Bobby Bradford: Tandem (remastered) (1979/82) [2 CDs] Carter, John / Bobby Bradford:
Tandem (remastered) (1979/82) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $24.95

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Both volumes of trumpeter Bobby Bradford and clarinetist John Carter's remarkable concerts from 1979 in Los Angeles and 1982 in Worcester, MA, dramatically improved audio quality from their original issue.

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, 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.

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.

Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald: Ghetto Calypso Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald:
Ghetto Calypso

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $15.26

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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 )

Price: $10.80

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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.

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.

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 )

Price: $10.80

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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 & 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: $17.16

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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.

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.

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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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 )

Price: $10.36

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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 )

Price: $34.95

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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 )

Price: $11.16

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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.

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 )

Price: $11.16

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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 -- Great Britain )

Price: $11.00

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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 )

Price: $11.95

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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: $13.95

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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!

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.

Maier, Giovanni: The Talking Bass Maier, Giovanni:
The Talking Bass

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

Price: $14.95

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Composer and double bassist Giovanni Maier creates the illusion of being everywhere at once while he plays alongside members of his quartet (Parrini, Calabrese & Amendola) as his instrument "talks" to theirs in this beautiful album.

McAuley, Jim: Gongfarmer 36 McAuley, Jim:
Gongfarmer 36

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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A collection of solo recordings by acoustic guitarist Jim McAuley, an improviser who redefines the classic instrument and whose music embodies aspects of jazz, blues, folk, and contemporary classic.

Mezzacappa, Lisa Bait and Switch: What is Known Mezzacappa, Lisa Bait and Switch:
What is Known

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95

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San Francisco Bay Area bassist Lisa Mezzacappa's "garage jazz" quartet, a raw collective with an energized approach to jazz that focuses on band sound and chemistry.

Mitchell, Roscoe Trio: Angel City Mitchell, Roscoe Trio:
Angel City

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $13.56

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Art Ensemble founder Roscoe Mitchel on reeds, winds and percussion, in an extended electroacoustic work performed with James Fei on reeds and analog electronics and William Winant on percussion; a composition/improvisation blending sound and space in creative and compelling ways.

NOW Orchestra, The (with guests George Lewis, Vinny Golia): Wowow NOW Orchestra, The (with guests George Lewis, Vinny Golia):
Wowow

(Spool -- Canada )

Price: $10.36

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Drawing from some of the finest of the West Coast and Vancouver scenes, The Now Orchestra present 3 long works in multiple section, with performers including Peggy Lee, Vinny Golia, George Lewis, Dylan van der Schyff, &c. &c.

Ochs-Robinson Duo: The Throne Ochs-Robinson Duo:
The Throne

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $16.95

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Two Bay Area improvisers--Larry Ochs on saxophones and Don Robinson on drums--in irrepressible and dynamic duos, from intense interplay to melodic introspection: 9 concise compositions including 3 that reference Lester Bowie, Glenn Spearnman and Muddy Waters.

Petit, Didier - Alexandre Pierrepont: Passages - A Road Record: Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los Petit, Didier - Alexandre Pierrepont:
Passages - A Road Record: Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los Angeles

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $15.95

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Cellist Petit and poet Pierrepont traveled from East to West Coasts recording with various improvisers who play with Petit while Pierrepont reads one of his poems in French, and then as a non-French speaker reads the same poem.

Plays Monk (Amendola / Goldberg / Hoff): Plays Monk Plays Monk (Amendola / Goldberg / Hoff):
Plays Monk

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

Price: $14.95

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Ten Thelonius Monk compositions played in a very unique, and often quirky, way by the trio "Play Monk", comprised of Scott Amendola (drums), Ben Goldberg (clarinet) and Devin Hoff (bass).

Positive Knowledge (Oluyemi / Thomas / Biso / Thomas): Edgefest Edition Positive Knowledge (Oluyemi / Thomas / Biso / Thomas):
Edgefest Edition

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

Price: $17.95

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Reedist Oluyemi Thomas, bassist Michael Bisio and pianist Kenn Thomas with improvising vocalist and poet Ijeoma Thomas at the 2009 Edgefest in Ann Arbor, recording these fascinating and unusual tracks.

Rammel, Hal / Christopher Burns: Scrawl Rammel, Hal / Christopher Burns:
Scrawl

(Penumbra -- USA )

Price: $7.70

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Focusing on amplified percussion via Hal Rammel's percussion palettes, and Chris Burns' work with electric guitar, this Milwaukee area duo has been improvising together for many year, as heard in this engaging dialog of unusual interjection and tone.

Rempis, Dave / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs: Spectral Rempis, Dave / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs:
Spectral

(Aerophonic -- USA )

Price: $10.80

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Inspired by Larry Ochs' Rova and Darren Johnston's collaborations with Rempis, this free-improvising trio began life in 2011, developing an "invisible architecture" that guides their playing, as heard in these seven superb recordings.

Robair, Gino: Solo Drums with Ebow Robair, Gino:
Solo Drums with Ebow

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95

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Percussionist Robair placed an Ebow over a street-sweeper blade or a short length of guitar string, and then placed those on the head of a snare drum or floor tom, recording without effects to allow natural rhythms and harmonic modulation to come forth.

Rosenboom, David: Naked Curvature Rosenboom, David:
Naked Curvature

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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CalArts Chamber Ensemble performs this large work from composer David Ronsemboom, a whispered chamber opera/concerto grosso for six instrumentalists, whispering voices, electronics and interactive computer software.

Shiurba, John: Triplicate Shiurba, John:
Triplicate

(Spool -- Canada )

Price: $10.36

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Composer John Shiurba with an impressive West Coast octet including vocalists Lara Bruckmann & Morgan Guberman, trumpeter Tom Djll, drummer Gino Robair, and bassist Matthew Sperry, &c. conducting them through five twisted compositions.

 


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