Composer/saxophonist 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.
The fourth of a collection dedicated to the French Musique Action festival, here in a tribute to Tom Cora recorded in 1998 with Catherine Jauniaux, Phil Minton, Zeena Parkins, Christian Marclay, Otomo Yoshihide, Veryan Weston, &c. &c.
A 5 CD edition of this amazing audio project collecting mysterious recordings from the short wave band, with an expanded book from the original 1997 edition, plus a new booklet and additional CD, plus 4 postcards.
A series of duos and one solo work each from European/UK Free Improvisation masters, saxophonist Evan Parker and piani Agusti Fernandez, an astonishing display of creative interplay.
Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado's Motion Trio with Migue Mira on cello and Gabriel Ferrandini (Red Trio) on drums, rounded out with Jeb Bishop on trombone, in an album of inspired free jazz recorded in the studio.
The Turkish trio Konstruct augmented with four Turkish players perform live at Eklisia, an old chapel constructed in the 17th century, with saxophonist Peter Brotzmann, recording the four part freely improvised "Eklisia Sunday".
A live recording at the Hungry Brain in Chicago, 2011, from the Engines quartet of Jeb Bishop (trombone), Dave Rempis (saxes), Nate McBride (bass) and Tim Daisy (drums), performing with the late tenor saxophonist John Tchicai.
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.
Double bassist Jason Roebke and tenor saxophonist & clarinetist Tobias Delius recorded these duos in the studio in 2011, insightful and delicate interplay between two important Chicago improvisers.
A set of new trio compositions from pianist Satoko Fujii with bassist Todd Nicholson and drummer/percussionist Takashi Itani, a magnificent set of compositions for the transformative season.
Satoko Fujii formed the Ma-Do quartet in 2007, this is their 3rd release, and the last to feature the late bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu, who opens this excellent album of creative and energetic improvisation.
Sound alchemists Raz Mesinai and Jonathan Uliel Saldanha travel through tunnels in Europe in search of subterranean frequencies in a visual and auditory world that blurs the line between fiction and reality.
Massacre with Fred Frith, Bill Laswell and Charles Hayward in an album collecting live recordings from Frith's private archives, documenting their 1999 European tour and 2008 performances, spectacular improvised rock.
Led by Jon Madof of Rashanim, the 13-piece band Zion80 explores the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti, with Frank London, Cyro Baptista, Jessica Lurie, Matt Darriau, &c.
A great and active player coming out of the new Israeli Jazz scene, this is saxophonist Uri Gurvich's second CD on Tzadik, featuring his tight touring quartet with special guest Brahim Fribgane on oud.
A 2 CD set for the price of one presenting the best of four recordings sessions with Doc Chad in Austin Texas, with players including Ernie Durawa, Speedy Sparks, Earle Poole Ball, Walter Daniels, Susan Alcorn, David Dove and Redd Volkaert.
The classic duo of Doc Chad on guitars, banjo, dobro & voice and Steven de Bruyn on harmonica, voice, dobro and electronics - in a studio recording from Brussels of originals country, folk, blues, and improv songs & covers.
The first release on Interbang Records presents Doc Chad in an LP taking on abuse of authority and power through Italian prime minister Silvio Berlosconi, in classic songs bridging blues, country, improv, and rock.
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.
Young Italian improvisers Luca Pissavini (double bass), Simone Quatrana (piano) and SEC_ (revox, instant sound treatment) join veterans Ken Vandermark (reeds) and Stefano Ferrian (saxophones) for a double CD of exceptional improv.
Featuring Argentinian composer and improviser Andrew Raffo Dewar on soprano saxophone and the great Garrison Fewell on guitar, trombonist Swell leads this trio through the 10 part "Estuaries" based on a graphic score and poem written by Swell.
A post-apocalyptic love story comprised of 10,000 tracks of recorded audio, yielding a great wall of sound that unfolds over 31 minutes, featuring over 150 performers on 200+ instruments.
The final issue of Signal to Noise, with The Pre-History of the Residents (including a nude photo); Sam Shalabi; Ben Patterson; Rodrigo Amado; Vanessa Rossetto; plus reviews and listings.
A previously unreleased, excellent improvised piece with two soprano saxophones from a concert in June 1977 in Basel, Switzerland when Steve Lacy invited Joe McPhee to join him to close his set.
Two electro-acoustic pieces from composer Luc Ferrari, the first was written for harpischord and is performed by Elisabeth Chojnacka, the second has been previously unreleased and is performed by The MC Band.
An explosive solo electric guitar piece from Alan Licht first recorded in 2008 that has since been tweaked, developed and recorded again four years later, as indicated by the track name.
Five years after their debut release, Ceramic Dog, the power trio featuring Marc Ribot (guitar), Shahzad Ismaily (bass/electronics) and Ches Smith (drums), returns with this exceptional album merging rock and improv Downtown NY style.
Tenor saxophonist Sam Hillmer (The Diamond Terrifier) takes NYC's Zs into a new direction as a trio with guitarist Patrick Higgins and percussionist Greg Fox, presenting the two part "Grain", a massive work of reorganized sound.
The debut recording from the duo of Montreal-based frequent collaborators, trumpeter Ellwood Epps and Joshua Zubot on violin and low octave violin, excellent extended dialog with elegant flair and great insight into each other's playing.
A 5-CD set documenting Barry Guy's 4 nights at Alchemia in Poland, 2010, performing with small groups from duos to octets, including performances with Mats Gustafsson, Agusti Fernandez, Maya Homburg, Paul Lytton, Evan Parker, Raymond Strid, Trevor Watts, &c. &c.