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Weeks, James: Windfell

Label: Another Timbre
Product Code: 27571
Catalog Code: at139
Country: UK
 
Price: $11.00



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Violinist Mira Benjamin requested British composer James Weeks write a long-duration piece for her, Weeks evoking the image of a violin alone in a remote hill played only by the wind, using an evolving palette of timbral and harmonic material resolving with long sequences of Just Intonation three-part chords, Benjamin also whistling and singing softly.


Fischerlehner, Rudi : 15 8 Slum [Used Item]

Label: Not Applicable
Product Code: 27545
Catalog Code: 15 8 SLUM
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Austrian drummer percussionist Rudi Fischerlehner (RM, Xenofox, Parrot Feathers, &c) in his first solo album of energetic, polyrhythmic construction, titled for a chance proximity to a note on 15/8 rhythms and Rene Pollesch's book "www-slums", apt for the blend of precise playing and creative abstractions heard in this engaging and propulsive album.


Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith: The Sweetness of the Water [VINYL]

Label: Treader
Product Code: 27541
Catalog Code: TRD 007LP
Country: UK
 
Price: $25.95



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A reissue of their 2004 album, the 4th on Thirsty Ear for the UK group Spring Heel Jack of Ashley Wales on guitar &, electronics, Mark Sanders on drums & timpani, John Coxon on guitar & keys, and John Edwards on bass, joined by Evan Parker on sax & piano, and special guest Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, for a subtle album of sonic complexities, dramatic power and lyrical poise.


Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Be Known Ancient/Future/Music

Label: Spiritmuse Records
Product Code: 27524
Catalog Code: CD-KEZ-001
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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Led by Chicago percussionist and AACM member Kahil El'Zabar and founded in 1981, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble releases this album of Afro-centric spiritual jazz, El'Zabar's voice drawing us into the compelling rhythms and grooves he and cellist Ian Maksin provide as foundations for baritone saxophonist Alex Harding and trumpeter Corey Wilkes' profound soloing.


Alder, Jason / Thanos Chrysakis / Caroline Kraabel / Yoni Silver: Music for Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinets & Electronics

Label: Aural Terrains
Product Code: 27455
Catalog Code: TRRN1340
Country: Greece/UK
 
Price: $16.95



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Exploring the low end of the clarinet family with Jason Alder on bass, contra bass, B flat & E flat clarinets, Yoni Silver on bass clarinet, plus Caroline Kraabel on baritone saxophone & voice, Thanos Chrysakis expanding the sonic space with laptop & synthesizers, in a 5-part series of beautifully paced, absorbing and subtly detailed collective improvisations.


Ravenstine, Allen : Four Stories Book [BOOK]

Label: Recommended Records
Product Code: 27435
Catalog Code: AR-BOOK1
Country: UK
 
Price: $9.95



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The original EML synthesizer player for the unique and forward-thinking Cleveland rock band Pere UBU, Allen Ravenstine presents an illustrated book with four stories written during his touring days and referring to those years, originally published in Cleveland Edition, The ReR Records Quarterly, and The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing.


Beck Hunters: Has It Been Found?

Label: Discus
Product Code: 27415
Catalog Code: 78CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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UK Tenor saxophonist and bassoonist Beck Hunter (Feet Packets, Gated Community) leads his trio with Anton Hunter on guitar and Johnny Hunter on drums, their second album of confident, self-possessed free improvisation with both an assertive edge and excellent exploratory moments, a sense of humor and a serious intent, a great example of collective improv.


Frostlake: Ice & Bone

Label: Discus
Product Code: 27414
Catalog Code: 79CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The second album from multi-instrumentalist Frostlake (Jan Todd, also of Orchestra of The Upper Atmosphere), hallucinatory songs of layered vocals accompanied by the creative bass of Terry Todd, for rich atmospheres with warm instrumentation augmented by field recordings; absorbing music that draws its listeners into their beautiful, psychedelic dream states.


Archer, Martin : Another Fantastic Individual

Label: Discus
Product Code: 27413
Catalog Code: 80CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Reflecting on the Horweb Sax Quartet he was a member of during the 80s, UK improvising saxophonist Martin Archer uses AACM influences (and covers one Roscoe Mitchell piece) as he plays all parts of a series of "solo" saxophone recordings, layering his playing alone and in harmony, in call and response, and in insanely creative ways that never cease to engage his listeners.


Tippett, Keith: The Unlonely Raindancer

Label: Discus
Product Code: 27412
Catalog Code: 81CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Mujician pianist Keith Tippetts embarked on his first solo tour in 1979, capturing these concert recordings that were originally released in 1980 on vinyl on the Universe Label; long out of print, Discus has revived these extraordinary recordings, showing the incredible technical abilities, endurance, and quick-witted creative powers of this legendary improviser.


Eclectic Maybe Band: Reflections In A Moebius Ring Mirror

Label: Discus
Product Code: 27411
Catalog Code: 83CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The second album of this Guy Segers (Univers Zero) project in an eclectic ensemble of improvisers, rock musicians and experimenters, a genre-defying project of primarily instrumental work with interventions of song, merging acoustic & electric instruments with electronics, live improvisation with studio manipulation, to find new forms of mesmerizing music.


Stellari String Quartet (Wachsmann / Hug / Mattos / Edwards): Vulcan

Label: Emanem
Product Code: 27387
Catalog Code: 5047
Country: UK
 
Price: $16.95



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The brilliant free improvising group Stellari String Quartet came together more than ten years ago, with members from Brazil, England, Swizerland and Uganda, here in only their 2nd release, using improvisational processes in the 11 pieces of of their live album recorded at St. Mary's Church Stoke Newington and Iklectic Art Lab London 2018.


O'Gallagher, John / Liam Noble / Drew Gress / Jim Bashford: Meridians

Label: FMR
Product Code: 27364
Catalog Code: 533-1218
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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NY Drummer Jim Bashford brought together the quartet of John O'Gallagher on alto saxophone, Drew Gress on bass, and Liam Noble on piano, writing these lyrical free jazz compositions that they brought on a tour of the UK, recording this album in the studio in Birmingham while touring, the band on fire as they work through Bashford's martial art's-influenced pieces.


Mezei, Szilard Trio & Gergely Ittzes: Stormy Silence / Viharos Csend

Label: FMR
Product Code: 27363
Catalog Code: 532-1218
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The Serbian trio led by violist Szilard Mezei with Istvan Csik on drums and Ervin Malina on double bass are joined by Hungarian flutist Gergely Ittzes performing on piccolo, alto and bass flutes, as Mezei's as Mezei's chamber-oriented free jazz trio reflects on the words of poet Szegedi-Szabo Bela.


Tomlinson, Alan Trio: Inside Out

Label: FMR
Product Code: 27362
Catalog Code: 531-1218
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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A live performance at IKLECTIK in London in 2018 from trombonist Alan Tomlinson's inventive trio with Phillip Marks on drums & percussion and Dave Tucker on electric guitar, with special guest John Edwards joining on bass violin for the title track, in a superb display of free jazz led by an essential member of the London free jazz scene since the 70s.


Dunmall, Paul / Mike Fletcher / Percy Pursglove / Richard Foote / Chris Mapp / Tymek Jozwiak: One Became Many

Label: FMR
Product Code: 27360
Catalog Code: FMRCD527-1218
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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A live album from Birmingham of informed free improvisation, recorded at the Lamp Tavern in 2018 by the quintet of Mike Fletcher on alto saxophone, Tymek Jozwiak on drums, Paul Dunmall on tenor saxophone, Richard Foote on trombone, and Percy Pursglove on trumpet, slowly evolving each of two extended improvisations while allowing focused interplay between group members.


Duerinckx, Jean-Jacques / Anatole Damien : Dry / Wet

Label: FMR
Product Code: 27359
Catalog Code: FMRCD526-1218
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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A duo of Brussels audio explorers, Jean-Jacques Duerinckx on sopranino saxophone and Anatole Damien on tabletop guitar and electronics, contrasting acoustic "dry" and highly effected "wet" sounds, the two develop sonic environments that build and release using unusual reed techniques and mutated string scrabbling in a strangely compelling set of dialogs.


Triyeoh (Bashford / Trigg / Yeoh): Futile

Label: FMR
Product Code: 27358
Catalog Code: FMRCD525-1218
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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London violinist Pei Ann Yeoh started TriYeoh while doing her postgraduate work at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, bringing together UK drummer Jim Bashford and bassist Ash Trigg as they perform her lyrical and exciting compositions, seeking to elevate the role of the violin in an avant-garde jazz setting; compelling, upbeat, energetic and enthusiastic improvisation!


Gjerstad, Frode / Dag Magnus Narvesen : Live At Tou

Label: FMR
Product Code: 27357
Catalog Code: FMRCD524-1218
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The first proper tour for these two Norwegian musicians performing live at Stavenger's cultural center Tou Scene, Frode Gjerstad performing on alto & tenor sax, alto flute and clarinet, Dag Magnus Navesen (DAMANA octet, Von Schlippenbach) on drum set and percussion, as they approach free jazz with subtle but spirited control in an impressive set of five improvisations.


I Nm I Nente (Yoshihide / Molina / Irarrazabal / Roman / Rios): I Nm I Nente

Label: FMR
Product Code: 27356
Catalog Code: FMRCD523-1218
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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A quintet of audio explorers that includes Otomo Yoshihide, recording in NY for 11 abstract non-idiomatic improvisations using electronics, drums, turntables, 4 electric guitars, double bass, analog synth, and effects to create identifiable and aberrant sound sources, elements used for reverie or building into unlikely yet cogent grooves; fascinating.


Gauden's, Ed Crux+1: Control

Label: FMR
Product Code: 27355
Catalog Code: FMRCD501-0918
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Birmingham drummer Ed Gauden's Crux trio with bassist Colin Somervell and saxophonist Mark Hanslip add keyboardist Steve Tromans in their 3rd album for FMR after their self-titled and "Believe" releases, originally developed from the sax and drum duo of Gauden & Hanslip; here in an extended studio improvisation of considerate exploration and lyrical intention.


Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley / Matthew Shipp: Strings 4

Label: Leo Records
Product Code: 27339
Catalog Code: LEO 860
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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Expanding on the trio setting of NY tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's "Strings 3" album, the 4th of the planned 7 CDs adds pianist Matthew Shipp to create a quartet that, while somewhat conventional on the surface, in practice emphasizes a string-like approach in both the woodwind and brass components, Shipp's perspective adding a unique dimension to the collective improvisation.


Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley: Strings 3

Label: Leo Records
Product Code: 27338
Catalog Code: LEO 859
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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The 3rd album of NY-based Brazilian tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's Strings series with Mat Maneri on viola adds trumpeter Nate Wooley, an unusual instrument for a string series, but in the adaptable creative intent of Wooley's playing the trumpet is found intertwining with the strings and Perelman's cello-like sax runs to create a remarkable complement in their collective voice.


I Am Three & Me (Nicols, Maggie / Silke Eberhard / Nikolaus Neuser / Christian Marien): Mingus' Sounds Of Love

Label: Leo Records
Product Code: 27335
Catalog Code: LEO 844
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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Following their 2016 album "I Am Three, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus", the German trio of Silke Eberhard on alto saxophone, Nikolaus Neuser on trumpet, and Christian Marien on drums invited British improvising vocalist Maggie Nicols to further explore the works of jazz legend Charles Mingus in song and spoken word in a thoroughly enjoyable and worthy tribute to his work.


Granberg, Magnus / Skogen: Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn

Label: Another Timbre
Product Code: 27304
Catalog Code: at138
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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Composer Magnus Granberg took influences from Schubert's song cycle "Die Winterreise", extracting tonal material, which he merged with rhythmic influences from medieval English folk music and a song by Dowland, merging them into a temporal framework for this large and subtle composition, executed by a setpet including Angharad Davies, Erik Carlsson, Henrik Olsson, d'incise, &c.


Davies, Angharad / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton: Dethick

Label: Another Timbre
Product Code: 27302
Catalog Code: at136
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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Three free improvising women--Angharad Davies, Rie Nakajima, and Alice Purton--met in the church in the tiny hamlet of Dethick, near Matlock, Derbyshire, over the course of two days developing the ten pieces of this album using an impressive set of stringed and percussive instruments, objects, and mysterious sources to create these fascinating sonic evocations.


Lang, Klaus / Golden Fur : Beissel

Label: Another Timbre
Product Code: 27301
Catalog Code: at135
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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A collaboration between Austrian composer/organist Klaus Lang and the Golden Fur ensemble of Samuel Dunscombe on clarinet, Judith Hamann on cello & James Rushford on viola & harmonium, reworking a hymn from 18th century composer Johann Conrad Beissel, using an algorithmic system to reinterpret the piece through orchestration, dynamic movement, harmonic density & harmonicity.


Fischerlehner, Rudi : 15 8 Slum

Label: Not Applicable
Product Code: 27210
Catalog Code: 15 8 SLUM
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Austrian drummer percussionist Rudi Fischerlehner (RM, Xenofox, Parrot Feathers, &c) in his first solo album of energetic, polyrhythmic construction, titled for a chance proximity to a note on 15/8 rhythms and Rene Pollesch's book "www-slums", apt for the blend of precise playing and creative abstractions heard in this engaging and propulsive album.


Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / William Henry Roberts / Ned Rothenberg: Strings 2

Label: Leo Records
Product Code: 26974
Catalog Code: LEO 851
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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The second in Ivo Perelman's 7-CD "Strings" series with a core duo of Perelman on tenor saxophone and Mat Maneri on viola, are joined by Downtown NY cellist Hank Roberts on 7 of 9 tracks, and bass clarinetist Ned Rothenberg on 4; the addition of Roberts adds an emotional drive to their recordings, as Rothenberg brings spectacular technique and creative power.


Crispell, Marilyn / Tanya Kalmanovitch / Richard Tietelbaum: Dream Libretto

Label: Leo Records
Product Code: 26972
Catalog Code: LEO 849
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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Two distinct yet emotionally connected works from pianist Marilyn Crispell, violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch a partner in both; first, a "Memoria" for Crispell's relatives who died in World War II, in spacious and moving character, Richard Tietelbaum adding mood through haunting electronics; and 7 piano & violin duos, from the masterfully eccentric to the beautifully reflective.


Brighton, Ian: Marsh Gas [REISSUE]

Label: FMR
Product Code: 26893
Catalog Code: 521-1018
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Reissuing the 1977 album from UK guitarist Ian Brighton, written as an instrumental story for children, apparently very sophisticated children, in a mix of composed and freely improvised passages, using non-idiomatic approaches with unusual and extended techniques, open atmospheric passages and strange transitions, a peculiar and wonderful album of imaginative playing.


Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (feat. Marilyn Crispell / Evan Parker): Parallel Moments Unbroken [2CDS]

Label: FMR
Product Code: 26892
Catalog Code: 520-1018
Country: UK
 
Price: $18.95



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Scottland's large improvising ensemble of around 20 musicians, merging backgrounds in free improvisation, jazz, classical, folk, pop, experimental musics and performance art, in a 2-CD release of a piece commissioned by the BBC and featuring pianist Marilyn Crispell and saxophist Evan Parker, written using graphic scores, through composition, photographs and artwork.


Vaczi, Daniel Multet: Reticular

Label: FMR
Product Code: 26891
Catalog Code: 517-1018
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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A persuasive album of lyrical groove-based electric free improv from the Hungarian quintet of Daniel Vaczi on saxophones & piano, Balazs Horvath on double bass, Zsolt Sarvari Kovacs on drums, Marton Fenyvesi on electric guitar & effects and Aved Janos on saxophones, Vaczi also programming the Budapest Music Center's player piano in unusual ways for the 3-art "Fabula".


Valid Tractor (Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Lawrence Casserley): On The Validity Of Tractors

Label: FMR
Product Code: 26890
Catalog Code: 515-1018
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Each track on this album is named for a tractor brand (Eicher, Kubota, &c.) and the liner notes are directions regarding a tractor's maintenance, as the ea-trio of UK improvisers Pat Thomas on piano & electronics, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Lawrence Casserley on a signal processing instrument provide 10 inventive improvisations that validate a sound working condition.


Shock Troops: Central Dada Time

Label: FMR
Product Code: 26889
Catalog Code: 514-1018
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Recorded in 1989 and only now released, this studio album includes Pat Thomas on keys & electronics in a sextet with guitar & bass, synth, turntables, electronic wind instruments, drum machines, samplers, &c., merging ea-improv approaches with disruptively odd asides, fragmented voices, and swelling interventions, making something otherworldly out of then-revelatory technology.


Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford: Inner And Outer

Label: FMR
Product Code: 26888
Catalog Code: 513-1018
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Paul Dunmall's 2018 studio album in a quartet with James Owston on bass, Jim Bashford on drums, Philip Gibbs on guitar, and Dunmall on tenor saxophone, Gibbs's hollow-body opening up the band sound as Owston and Bashford trade rapid responses or provide solid grooves, the themes of the dialogs focused on space and time through intricate, complex and profound interaction.


Dunmall / Siegel / Pursglove / Sanders: As One Does

Label: FMR
Product Code: 26887
Catalog Code: 512-1018
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Two saxophones take the front line in Paul Dunmall's 2018 studio album, the leader on tenor saxophone with fellow tenor player Julian Siegel, also on bass clarinet, while Mark Sanders drums and Percy Pursglove handles bass and also trumpet, as the band falls into a hard bop mode, weaving lines together over wonderfully turbulent and soulful grooves; outstanding.


Brighton, Ian: Imaginings

Label: FMR
Product Code: 26886
Catalog Code: FMRCD497-0618
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Looking back and fondly imagining some of the locations and configuration that UK guitarist Ian Brighton played in the 70s, Brighton developed the pieces on this album, each compositions varying the personnel from life-long partners (Taylor, Wachsmann, Mattos) to musicians Brighton has performed with since his 2016 return to improvisation (Carrier, Beresford, Metcalfe).


Chrysakis, Thanos / Sue Lynch / James O'Sullivan / Joe Wright : Iridescent Strand

Label: Aural Terrains
Product Code: 26882
Catalog Code: TRRN1239
Country: Greece/UK
 
Price: $16.95



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Very much in an AMM mold of electroacoustic improvisation, this album of intense cooperation and sonic depth presents five sections numbered by Roman numerals, performed in the studio by the adept and investigative quintet of Thanos Chrysakis on computer & synthesizers, Sue Lynch on reeds, James O'Sullivan on guitar, and Joe Wright on sax & dynamic feedback system.


Taylor, Mark R. : Aftermaths

Label: Another Timbre
Product Code: 26756
Catalog Code: at133
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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Works for solo piano by Mark R Taylor, beautifully played by Teodora Stepancic, the first CD release by a remarkable but neglected English composer whose piano works present a metrically rhythmicized exploration of a generative spectrum, here featuring works dating between 1979 and 2018 and performed by Serbian pianist Teodora Stepancic.


Fages, Ferran : Un lloc entre dos records

Label: Another Timbre
Product Code: 26755
Catalog Code: at132
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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Submerging the listener into the immediacy of pure perception through the economy of materials and atemporality, Catalan guitarist Ferran Fages presents the 3rd piece of his trilogy for guitar and sinteones, referencing Feldman, Lucier and Szlavnics as he specifies tunings for the guitar accompanied by pure resonating sinetones used as memory vehicles or shadows.


Viola Torros: Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang: Viola Torros / Catherine Lamb / Johnny Chang [2 CDs]

Label: Another Timbre
Product Code: 26754
Catalog Code: at131x2
Country: UK
 
Price: $24.95



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4 compositions from violist/composers Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang, the 1st focusing on the mysterious compositions of Vedic-era composer Viola Torros, exploring monady, melody and harmony; the second, one composition each from Chang performed with the Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble, and from Lamb using the secondary rainbow synthesizer she developed with Bryan Eubanks.


Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Das Rad

Label: Discus
Product Code: 26736
Catalog Code: 75CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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Influenced by progressive rock, kosmiche, and fusion forms, the UK trio Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars & electronics, Martin Archer on sax, reeds, winds, keys and electronics, Steve Dinsdale on drums and percussion, and Julie Archer on voice, bringing 70s sounds to modern sensibilities and superb creative playing, a great achievement.


Bugge, Maja : No Exit

Label: Discus
Product Code: 26735
Catalog Code: 74CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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Recorded in Britain's longest tunnel--the Standedge Canal Tunnel--during the Marsden Jazz Festival 2017, Norwegian cellist and composer Maja Bugge's solo album uses the natural resonance of the tunnel as an accompaniment to her expressive playing, recorded at a concert that blended composed work with improvisations that respond to the tunnel's unique resonant properties.


Caines, Ron / Martin Archer Axis: Les Oiseaux de Matisse

Label: Discus
Product Code: 26734
Catalog Code: 72CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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Saxophonist Ron Caines, who led the innovative band East of Eden in the late 60s, joins a septet including Martin Archer on reeds & electronics, Laura Cole on keys, Gus Garside on bass, Johnny Hunter on drums, Graham Clark on violin & guitar, and Herve Perez on live sound processing & shakuhachi as they merge improv with real time processing and studio collage.


Cole, Laura: Enough [2 CDS]

Label: Discus
Product Code: 26733
Catalog Code: 71CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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Pianist Laura Cole's first solo album presents 2 CDs; the first a collection of arrangements of pieces given to Cole for the album from friends and colleagues, including Robert Mitchell, Alex Wilson, Nikki Iles, Jason Yarde and Corey Mwamba; the 2nd disc, "As Warm As The Sun" is a collection of compositions and improvisations by Cole herself.


Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Theta Four

Label: Discus
Product Code: 26732
Catalog Code: 70CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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Declaring Terry Riley, Magma, Krautrock, and Sun Ra as influences, this is the fourth album from wind and keyboard player Martin Archer's Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, an augmented six-piece UK ensemble whose rock affinities also embrace improvisation and minimalism, a heady mix of virtuosic playing with melodic intention and extremely detailed tapestries of sound; dreamy and elegiac.


Arthurs, Tom: Augmented Nature

Label: Confront
Product Code: 26595
Catalog Code: ccs 92
Country: UK
 
Price: $12.95



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A one-take improvisation recorded in Berlin by trumpeter Tom Arthurs, caught on New Year's Day 2018 using piccolo trumpet, mutes and binaural field recordings, intended for headphone listening, as he provides an incredible sense of location while stimulating his listener with subtle interventions that ultimately act as a backdrop for his distinctive and sly soloing.


Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble: Citromfa [2CDS]

Label: FMR
Product Code: 26593
Catalog Code: FMRCD510-0918
Country: UK
 
Price: $18.95



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Violist Szilard Mezei's Serbian jazz-folk group Tul a Tiszan Innen Ensemble is a twelve-piece band that functions as a small orchestra playing a range of complex to spacious compositions and arrangements from Mezei, using themes from Hungarian folk songs from Vojvodina to create expansive compositions over which the adept members of his ensemble improvise.


Mezei, Szilard / Albert Markos Duo: KOD

Label: FMR
Product Code: 26580
Catalog Code: FMRCD509-0918
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Improvised duos between Serbian violist Szilard Mezei and Hungarian cellist Albert Markos, for more than 15 years, with two previous albums recorded (Korom (Creative Sources, 2008), and "Der" (Bandcamp, 2016), this third album presents 5 interconnected works of subtle and impressive technique as the two string players trade approaches in a fascinating conversation.