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Secret Chiefs 3 / John Zorn: The Book Beri'ah Vol 10-Malkhut

Label: Tzadik
Product Code: 28105
Catalog Code: CD-TZA-5110
Country: USA
 
Price: $16.95



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The long-running West Coast-based Secret Chiefs project, here in it's third iteration as an octet, takes on John Zorn's "Book Beri'ah" in its 10th volume, presenting 12 of the final Masada compositions in energetically exciting and virtuosically superb renderings, genre-mashing rock, jazz, fusion, ethnic and avant forms, a superbly compelling and joyful album.


Torn, David / Tim Berne / Ches Smith: Sun Of Goldfinger

Label: ECM
Product Code: 27258
Catalog Code: ECM 2613
Country: Germany
 
Price: $15.95



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The fourth ECM album from NY Saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer Ches Smith, here in a trio with textural guitarist David Torn in three extended compositions merging jazz, rock and ambient forms, the middle track augmented with the Scorchio String Quartet and Craig Taborn, as they ebb and flow intense energy, fascinating compositional turns, and superb playing.


Formanek, Michael Elusion Quartet: Time Like This

Label: Intakt
Product Code: 26984
Catalog Code: INT313
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $18.95



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NY Bassist Michael Formanek composes for and leads his Elusion Quartet with saxophonist Tony Malaby, pianist Kris Davis, and drummer Ches Smith, a heavyweight set of improvisers who take on Formanek's sophisticated and elusive compositions, using unusual meters and complex yet comprehensible structures, performed with prodigious skill and passionate approaches.


Webber, Anna: Clockwise

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 26971
Catalog Code: Pi 79
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Wind player and composer Anna Weber pays homage to 20th Century composers' works for percussion, using Xenakis, Feldman, Varese, Stockhausen, Babbitt & Cage as influences in compositions leaving room for improvisation from her septet of Jeremy Viner (sax & clarinet), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Matt Mitchell (piano), Chris Tordini (bass), and Ches Smith (drums).


Eisenberg, Wendy : The Machinic Unconscious

Label: Tzadik
Product Code: 26609
Catalog Code: CD-TZA-4027
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Guitarist and composer Wendy Eisenberg leads her powerful Downtown trio with Trevor Dunn on bass and Ches Smith on drums as they present hard-edged work including a piece inspired by poet Alice Notley, blending experimental and rock forms into a strange brew of eccentric improvised pieces, with an angular menacing approach and a fury of irrepressible determination.


Zorn, John: In A Convex Mirror

Label: Tzadik
Product Code: 26071
Catalog Code: CD-TZA-8360
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Three pieces of "sonic voodoo" with John Zorn improvising on saxophone over the hypnotic Hatian influenced drumming of Ches Smith, while Downtown NY experimenter Ikue Mori provides swirls of sound and other aural additions, Zorn's incredible technique, lyrical skills and unusual twists and turns keeping the listener captivated over compelling and rich rhythm.


Lee, Okkyung: Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel.Flower.Bird)

Label: Tzadik
Product Code: 25907
Catalog Code: CD-TZA-4023
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Cellist Okkyung Lee explores her Korean roots in an amazing long-form composition combining electronics, improvisation, composed melodies and noise with Korean traditional music, performed with the superb ensemble of John Edwards (bass), Ches Smith (drums), John Butcher (sax), Jae Hyo Chang (Korean percussion), Song Hee Kwon (Pansori singing), and Lasse Marhaug (electronics).


Holland, Dave Feat. Evan Parker / Craig Taborn / Ches Smith: Uncharted Territories [VINYL 3 LPS]

Label: Dare2 Records
Product Code: 25906
Catalog Code: LP-DARE-010
Country: E.U.
 
Price: $32.95



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Reuniting bassist Dave Holland with saxophonist Evan Parker, a longtime friend from their early days in London, and joined by Craig Taborn on piano and electronics, and Ches Smith on percussion, as the group performs as a quartet and also in a variety of permutations of duo and trio configurations, in a set of rich and informed dialogs of masterful skill.


Zorn, John: The Urmuz Epigrams

Label: Tzadik
Product Code: 25473
Catalog Code: CD-TZA-8358
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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With the collaboration of percussionist Ches Smith, John Zorn creates a magnificent and dreamlike series of parallel tracks, a "modern reconstruction" and a set of faux 78rpm albums purportedly from 1923, as an homage to pre-dada absurdist, Romanian writer Urmuz (Demetru Dem), using the studio and card-file composition to create a bizarre and astonishing set of 8 x 2 pieces.


Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York: Fukushima

Label: Libra
Product Code: 25243
Catalog Code: 214-044
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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Diverse aspects of the 2011 disaster at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant brought on by a tsunami orchestrated in sound by composer/pianist Satoko Fujii and rendered in remarkable ways from some of New York finest improvisers, including Tony Malaby, Ellery Eskelin, Oscar Noriega, Herb Roberts, Joe Fiedler, Stomu Takeishi, Nels Cline, &c &c.


Halvorson, Mary: Away With You [VINYL 2 LPs]

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 25138
Catalog Code: FH12-04-08-024
Country: USA
 
Price: $33.95



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Mary Halvorson continues her string of excellent modern jazz albums with this octet release with fellow guitarist Susan Alcorn, Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon & Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) and Ches Smith (drums).


Millevoi, Nick: Disertion

Label: Shhpuma
Product Code: 22131
Catalog Code: SHH024CD
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $13.95



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Guitarist Nick Millevoi leads an ensemble that includes Jamie Saft on Hammond Organ, Ches Smith on drums, Johnny Deblase on bass, Dan Blacksberg on trombone and June Bender on violin, for an album equally embracing and subverting a wealth of rock and jazz forms.


Sharp, Elliott Aggregat: Quintet

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 18217
Catalog Code: CF288
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



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The 2nd Aggregat album expands the first release's trio of Elliott Sharp (just on reeds this time), Brad Jones (bass) and Ches Smith (drums) into a quintet with Nate Wooley (trumpet) and Terry L. Green (trombone) for an amazing set of free jazz compositions.


Mitchell, Matt: Fiction

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 17949
Catalog Code: PI 50
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The debut recording from NY pianist Matt Mitchell, in a duo with drummer Ches Smith on drums, percussion & vibes, 15 inventive original compositions written to push Mitchell's technical skills in improvisational settings, each an ingenious little puzzle.


Halvorson, Mary Septet: Illusionary Sea

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 17886
Catalog Code: 401017
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Mary Halvorson leads her Septet with Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (alto sax), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) & Ches Smith (drums) through 6 original compositions and a Robert Wyatt cover!


Pride, Mike: Drummer's Corpse

Label: Aum Fidelity
Product Code: 17571
Catalog Code: AUM 078CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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With 9 drummers, bass, and guitar, "Drummer's Corpse" was written following a devastating apartment fire which consumed nearly all of Pride's possessions, recordings, and compositions.


Halvorson, Mary: Bending Bridges [2 VINYL LPs]

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 17510
Catalog Code: FH12-04-08-016
Country: USA
 
Price: $44.95



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Limited edition LP of Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson's second recording with her amazing working quintet of trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Jon Irabagon, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Ches Smith.


Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins): Hammered

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 17488
Catalog Code: CF270
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $15.95



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Drawing from some of NYC's finest - Tim Berne, Tony Malaby, Mary Halvorson and Andrea Parks - drummer Ches Smith's band takes the Downtown NY strategy to bridge experimental rock and avant jazz in unexpected and astonishing ways.


Sharp Trio, Elliott: Aggregat

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 15892
Catalog Code: CF250
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



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NY saxophonist/guitarist, composer and conceptualist Elliot Sharps Trio with bassist Brad Jones and drummer Ches Smith using written scores to guide rhythmic and melodic jazz into unlikely and fascinating structures.


Trophies (Bosetti / Nagai / Ches Smith): A Color Photo of the Horse

Label: D.S al Coda
Product Code: 15693
Catalog Code: #4
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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Alessandro Bosetti provides voice and electronics on words & text from a variety of writers, as performed in a trio with drummer Ches Smith and fretless guitarist Kenta Nagai; fascinating and perplexing expression.


Halvorson, Mary Quintet: Saturn Sings

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 13541
Catalog Code: FH12-04-01-013
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Halvorson's quintet in a new book of music exploring close knit and dissonant harmonies for her ensemble of trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Jon Irabagon, bassist John Hebert & drummer Ches Smith.


Staiano's, Moe! / Moe!Kestra!: An Inescapable Siren Earshot Distance Therein and Other Whereabouts

Label: Edgetone Records
Product Code: 12675
Catalog Code: AMOE2 / BRD 056
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.00



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This is Moe! Staiano's (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) 1st CD of orchcestral compositions for Strings, Percussion, U-bolts, Wine Glasses, Prepared Guitar & Sirens recorded in 1998 and 2003.


Halvorson Trio, Mary : Dragon's Head

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 12359
Catalog Code: FH12-04-01-007
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Brooklyn guitarist Mary Halvorson in her 1st release with her trio of bassist John Hebert & drummer Ches Smith, experimenting with harmonic, melodic & rhythmic components.


Ribot, Marc Ceramic Dog: Party Intellectuals

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 10384
Catalog Code: PI 27
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Debut recording from Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, a post-everything band joining Downtown NY mayhem makers Marc Ribot and Shahzad Ismaily, with West Coast drummer Ches Smith.


Staiano's, Moe! - MOE!KESTRA!: 2 Rooms Of Uranium Within 83 Markers: Conducted Improvisations, Vol.II

Label: Edgetone Records
Product Code: 08773
Catalog Code: EDT4050
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Two live conducted improvisations percussion for large group recorded at the Oakland Box Theater, presenting the 6 part Piece No.11: Two Orchestras in Separate Rooms.


Staiano, Moe!: The Lateness of Yearly Presentations

Label: Dephine Knormal Musik and Amanita Records
Product Code: 05716
Catalog Code: DKM06 / AMASTA2
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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10 compositions by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum's percussionist, working with a great collection of musicians. Standard rock instrumentation sits alongside unusual percussive instruments such as theremin, musical saw and barking!