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McCowen, John: Models of Duration [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 32402
Catalog Code: AS195/DNZ77
Country: USA
 
Price: $18.95



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A co-release with Dinzu Artefacts, clarinetist John McCowen continues his investigation into the physical possibilites of the clarinet family, here on contrabass clarinet for four fully acoustic recordings of continuous tones and unexpected aural phenomena through circular breathing while generating intense harmonics and multiphonics of earth-shaking ferocity.


McEvoy, Aonghus : Under & Cracked [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 32364
Catalog Code: AS206CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Beautifully flowing acoustic avant folk under a diverse set of influences from the Dublin five-piece band led by acoustic and electric guitarist Aonghus McEvoy, with George Brennan on electronics, David Lacey on drums, Sean Maynard Smith on upright bass and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh on viola, evolving their tracks from pastoral to edgy agitation or ecstatic drone.


Mahall, Rudi / Michael Griener: Jazzpreis [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 32358
Catalog Code: AS204LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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Bringing together two acclaimed German improvisers who met in Nuremberg in 1982 as teens--reedist Rudi Mahall and drummer/vibraphonist Michael Griener, "bumbling" around to learn free jazz together, heard now 40 years later as authoritative players recording as a duo in 2020 & 21 in Kotzlin and Berlin for eight energetically creative and buoyantly upbeat dialogs.


Ibarra, Susie / Tashi Dorji: Master of Time [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 32357
Catalog Code: AS177LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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Commissioned for the Tang Museum's "The Second Buddha: Master of Time", the duo of percussionist Susie Ibarra and guitarist Tashi Dorji envision the legendary figure Padmasambhava, who brought Buddhism to Tibet, through two extended improvisations of close communication and tight interaction, including gamelan-like percussion and unusually tuned guitar abstractions.


Jackson, Keefe / Oscar Jan Hoogland / Joshua Abrams / Mikel Patrick Avery: These Things Happen [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 32356
Catalog Code: AS173
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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Drawing on the traditions of jazz by reference and by covers of "Bemsha Swing" (Monk), "The Happenings" (Nichols) and "Gotta Get Some Sleep" (Redman), this exuberant 2016 concert at Bimhuis in Amsterdam brings together three great Chicago players--Keefe Jackson on sax, Joshua Abrams on bass & Mikel Patrick Avery on drums--with Dutch pianist Oscar Jan Hoogland.


Seabrook / Cleaver / Cooper-Moore: In The Swarm [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 32355
Catalog Code: AS193LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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The second album from guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with Gerald Cleaver on drums & pulsating & punctuating electronics, Cooper-Moore providing massive and unconvential bass sounds on his Diddley Bow, and Seabrook himself playing banjo in inexplicably rapid and staccato runs or electric guitar with eccentric effects; rip-roaring, sometimes surreal, absolutely superb!


Nomad Trio (feat Gordon Grdina / Matt Mitchell / Jim Black): Boiling Point

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 32354
Catalog Code: AS201CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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The second release from guitarist and oud improviser Gordon Grdina's Boiling Point Trio with Matt Mitchell on piano and Jim Black on drums, following their excellent 2020 Martian Kitties album, solidified into a tight unit from touring, Grdina's writing showcasing each player's ability to improvise around complex rhythmic, harmonic, and melodically rich compositions.


Waldman, Devin Brahja / Hamid Drake: Mediumistic Methodology [CASSETTE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 32353
Catalog Code: AS199CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Evoking the spirit of a seance experienced by alto saxophonist Devin Brahja Waldman, the duo of Waldman and drummer Hamid Drake are captured live at Elastic Arts, in Chicago, beginning as a mysteriously delicate concert of intricately introspective playing and spiritual reflection, building to a free jazz drum & sax duo of powerful and enthusiastic release.


Pavone, Jessica: ...of Late [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31990
Catalog Code: AS200CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Borrowing from traditional music notation, Jessica Pavone's compositions for her string ensemble with Aimée Niemann and Abby Swidler alternates between metered and time-based scores allowing the performers freedom to move between long tone sounds and clusters at the performer's chosen rate, responding to each other while creating a "collaboratively sewn musical fabric".


Pavone, Jessica: ...of Late

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31988
Catalog Code: AS200CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Borrowing from traditional music notation, Jessica Pavone's compositions for her string ensemble with Aimée Niemann and Abby Swidler alternates between metered and time-based scores allowing the performers freedom to move between long tone sounds and clusters at the performer's chosen rate, responding to each other while creating a "collaboratively sewn musical fabric".


Clearfield, Rob / Quin Kirchner: Concentric Orbits [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31987
Catalog Code: AS180/STR006
Country: USA
 
Price: $16.95



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An active and creatively absorbing duo between Chicago drummer Quin Kirchner and French-based pianist Rob Clearfield, recorded spontaneously during the sessions of The Shadows and The Light, with one extended improvisation per side, alternating between percolating rhythms of quick witted exchanges to gorgeous lyrical moments of hanging piano figures.


West, Brodie Quintet: Meadow of Dreams [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31986
Catalog Code: AS191/ANS003
Country: USA
 
Price: $18.95



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The third release from the Toronto-based Brodie West Quintet of Evan Cartwright on drums, vibraphone & guitar, Josh Cole on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Tania Gill on piano and Brodie West on alto saxophone, performing Brodie's uniquely inclusive and sometimes atypically metered compositions, leading to fascinating solo and group interplay from reflection to fire.


RedGreenBlue (Paul Giallorenzo / Charlie Kirchen / Ryan Packard / Ben LaMar Gay): The End and The Beginning [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31985
Catalog Code: AS190LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $18.95



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After a 4-week residency in 2018 at The Burlington in Chicago, the quartet of Paul Giallorenzo (keys & electronics), Charlie Kirchen (bass), Ryan Packard (drums, electronics) and Ben LaMar Gay (cornet & electronics) workshopped their exploratory approach to free electric improv for 6 months before recording this mesmerizing version live at Chicago's Hungry Brain.


Thollem: Obstacle Illusion

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31502
Catalog Code: AS203CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Taken from concerts during Thollem's 3-month European tour, at Centro d'Arte dell'Università di Padova; AngelicA at Teatro San Leonardo in Bologna; and Rassegna di Nuova Musica 39, performing on acoustic pianos or a Korg Wavestate, showing his technically impressive, creative drive over a diverse set of approaches to solo piano improvisation.


Artifacts (Nicole Mitchell / Tomeka Reid / Mike Reed): ...and then there's this [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31499
Catalog Code: AS139LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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Confirming their place in Chicago's improv legacy, the second album from the Artifacts Trio of Nicole Mitchell on flute & electronics, Tomeka Reid on cello and Mike Reed on drums & percussion expand the AACM canon with compositions from each member, plus several insightful and lively collective improvisations and one piece each from Roscoe Mitchell and Muhal Richard Abrams.


Survival Unit III (McPhee / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang): The Art of Flight: For Alvin Fielder [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31498
Catalog Code: AS127/IR001LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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A fully acoustic set of creative free improvisation from the Survival Unit III trio of Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Joe McPhee on tenor saxophone & pocket trumpet and Michael Zerang on percussion, performing at the 2018 The Instigation Festival in New Orleans in a set of concerts that also was drummer Alvin Fielder's last concert, to whom this album is dedicated.


Mendoza, Ava: New Spells [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31349
Catalog Code: AS136/RPR1125
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A joint release between Astral Spirts and Relative Pitch, guitarist Ava Mendoza conjures five assertive and rugged "spells" performed on solo electric guitar, passionate works of raw technical skill and bold power as she improvises over two songs composed by herself, alongside pieces written for her from Devin Hoff, Trevor Dunn and John Dikeman.


Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions: w/ Avreeayl Ra & Matt Lux / Sunken Cages

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31276
Catalog Code: AS153-10
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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As part of Thollem McDonas' Astral Traveling Sessions concert series, the pianist met Chicago legendary drummer Avreeayl Ra and and highly active improvising bassist Matthew Lux for this exceptional concert of two extended improvisations, followed by 8 duo studio improvisations as "Sunken Cages" recorded in Philadelphia with electroacoustic drummer Ravish Momin.


Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions: Thollem + Karl Berger, Thollem + Michael Snow

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31275
Catalog Code: AS153-22
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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One of a series of pianist Thollem McDonas' Astral Traveling Sessions, a 25-album series of concerts from around the globe, performing concerts in varying configurations with 70 musicians, here with two collaborations: in Kingston, NY with the great vibraphonist Karl Berger for 3 improvisations, and in Toronto with pianist Michael Snow for an extended piano duo.


Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions: w/ Hafez Modirzadeh

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31274
Catalog Code: AS153-24
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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One of a series of pianist Thollem McDonas' Astral Traveling Sessions, this unique duo configuration with NY saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh uses a sonic palette of eight re-tuned pitches for piano and saxophone in an attempt to expand harmonic empathy, bringing Eastern pitch relationships to Western improvisation through a series of extraordinary solo and duo recordings.


Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black: Martian Kitties

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31273
Catalog Code: AS152CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Thirteen succinct improvisations pitting Gordon Grdina's swinging middle-eastern flavors on the oud offset by gritty, experimental guitar work against drummer Jim Black's well-chosen and rock-solid grooves, an engaging album that shifts and explores a tremendous range of ideas and adventurous attitudes that span jazz, rock and experimental genres with ease.


Paula Shocron / William Parker / Pablo Diaz : El Templo

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31272
Catalog Code: AS164
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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A perfect matching for a free jazz collective piano trio, bringing frequent collaborators Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron and drummer Pablo Diaz, part of the SLD trio heard on Listen! Foundation and Hatology, together with NY bass legend William Parker, recording in NYC for four powerful improvisations of great technical prowess and attentive explorative interaction.


Johansson / Fite / Grip: Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31271
Catalog Code: AS175CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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An evening of free improvisation recorded in Berlin at au Topsi Pohl in 2020 from the Swedish trio of Euro Free Jazz legend Sven-Ake Johansson on drums, Niklas Fite on acoustic guitar and Joel Grip on double bass, performing two extended and dynamic improvisations, and then settling into jazz standard form for "Isn't It Romantic" and "Out of Nowhere" sung by by Johansson.


Johansson / Fite / Grip: Swinging at Topsi's

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31270
Catalog Code: AS175CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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An evening of free improvisation recorded in Berlin at au Topsi Pohl in 2020 from the Swedish trio of Euro Free Jazz legend Sven-Ake Johansson on drums, Niklas Fite on acoustic guitar and Joel Grip on double bass, performing two extended and dynamic improvisations, and then settling into jazz standard form for "Isn't It Romantic" and "Out of Nowhere" sung by by Johansson.


Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol.5

Label: Astral Spirits / Soul What Records
Product Code: 31244
Catalog Code: SW009 / AS194
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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This year's An Ayler Xmas is the 5th in the series from saxophonist Mars Williams, mashing holiday classics with works by saxophonist Albert Ayler, with the amazing sextet of Josh Berman on cornet, Jim Baker on piano, viola & Arp Synth, Brian Sandstrom on bass, guitar & trumpet, Steve Hunt on drums, Peter Maunu on violin and Kent Kessler or Krzysztof Pabian on bass.


Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions: Compilation Cassette [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31172
Catalog Code: AS153-14
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Travelling through the US & Greece to join with performers for duos and trios, in six recordings between pianist Thollem McDonas in a trio with Amy Denio & Samantha Boshnack; a duo with Seetha Shivaswamy; a trio with Mat Weisman and Rick Kodramaz; a duo with Djallo Djakate; a hand percussion duo with Jason Finkelman; and a vocal duo with Maria Karamouza.


Cooper, Jack / Jeff Tobias : Tributaries [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31171
Catalog Code: AS181
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Two side-long tracks of minimal improvisation from NY saxophonist Jeff Tobias (Sunwatchers) and UK guitarist Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting); "Wicken" and "Debden" are named for and inspired by the tributaries of the River Cam in North Essex, revealing themselves in steady progressions and subtle application of instrumental technique in a beautifully flowing reflection.


Rumback, Charles: Seven Bridges [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31170
Catalog Code: AS151
Country: USA
 
Price: $18.95



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Merging disparate styles into music that is clearly jazz-based, warm and beautifully structured, Chicago drummer and composer Charles Rumback's 7th album as a leader assembles a large group of luminaries including Jim Baker, Ron Miles, Jason Stein, and Greg Ward for a set of instrumentals and songs that are effusive but never sentimental, a beautiful balance.


Strictly Missionary (Pitsiokos / Eisenberg / Lenz / Murray / Neuburg): Heisse Scheisse [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31168
Catalog Code: AS 182CS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Skronky multi-faceted NY Downtown-style improvisation with an electric edge from the quintet of Chris Pitsiokis on alto sax, winds, electronics & samples, Wendy Eisenberg on electric guitar, Richard Lenz on electric bass, Kevin Murray on acoustic & electronic drums and Nick Neuburg on percussion, rolling and rollicking through riffs and scrabbly exploration.


Strictly Missionary (Pitsiokos / Eisenberg / Lenz / Murray / Neuburg): Heisse Scheisse [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31167
Catalog Code: AS182
Country: USA
 
Price: $18.95



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Skronky multi-faceted NY Downtown-style improvisation with an electric edge from the quintet of Chris Pitsiokis on alto sax, winds, electronics & samples, Wendy Eisenberg on electric guitar, Richard Lenz on electric bass, Kevin Murray on acoustic & electronic drums and Nick Neuburg on percussion, rolling and rollicking through riffs and scrabbly exploration.


Mazzarella / Haker Flaten / Ra: What You Seek is Seeking You

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31166
Catalog Code: AS187CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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The Nick Mazzarella Trio, here configured as Mazzarella on alto saxophone & bells, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Avreeayl Ra on drums, are heard live at Constellation in Chicago in 2019, bringing together two generations of Chicago improvisers with Norwegian/US drummer Haker-Flaten for seven pieces espousing both tradition and innovative creative approaches.


Mazzarella / Haker Flaten / Ra: What You Seek is Seeking You [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31165
Catalog Code: AS187CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The Nick Mazzarella Trio, here configured as Mazzarella on alto saxophone & bells, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Avreeayl Ra on drums, are heard live at Constellation in Chicago in 2019, bringing together two generations of Chicago improvisers with Norwegian/US drummer Haker-Flaten for seven pieces espousing both tradition and innovative creative approaches.


Crazy Doberman: "Everyone Is Rolling Down A Hill" ... [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31164
Catalog Code: AS170
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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The Indiana collective Crazy Doberman in a 15-performer configuration including core members Tim Gick and Drew Davis, merging jazz and indescribable approaches to free improvisation with a mix of acoustic & electronic instruments, building their pieces from mysteriously cantankerous rumination to ecstatic grooves and much in-between.


Mako Sica (feat Tatsu Aoki / Thymme Jones / Jacob Fawcett) : Garland of Heads [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31163
Catalog Code: AS163
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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With virtually the same lineup as their Feeding Tube album Ourania, the Chicago-based duo of Mako Sica--Brent Fuscaldo (electric bass, voice, harmonica & percussion) and Przemyslaw Krys Drazek (electric trumpet, electric guitar & mandolin)--again join with Tatsu Aoki on bass & shamisen and Thymme Jones on keyboards, trumpet, balloon & voice, subbing drummer Jacob Fawcett.


Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black: Martian Kitties [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31162
Catalog Code: AS152CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Thirteen succinct improvisations pitting Gordon Grdina's swinging middle-eastern flavors on the oud offset by gritty, experimental guitar work against drummer Jim Black's well-chosen and rock-solid grooves, an engaging album that shifts and explores a tremendous range of ideas and adventurous attitudes that span jazz, rock and experimental genres with ease.


Fielder, Alvin / David Dove / Jason Jackson / Damon Smith : The Very Cup of Trembling

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 31160
Catalog Code: AS162
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Five inventive, lively and informed collective improvisations plus one brief interlude from the quartet of Alvin Fielder on drums, David Dove on trombone, Jason Jackson on tenor & baritone saxophones and Damon Smith on double bass, recording in Texas three years after their excellent From-To-From, with titles provided courtesy of poet and scholar Fred Moten.


Gustafsson, Mats / Joachim Nordwall: Shadows of Tomorrow b/w The Brain Produces Electrical Waves [7'' VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30474
Catalog Code: AS167
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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After their duo album A Map of Guilt and many albums together under various Fire! groupings, Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and electronic artist Joachim Nordwall face off again for a limited 7" single: two simmering dialogs, remarkable counterpunches of rumbling synthetics, instrumental noise, pulsating bass tones, heavy breath and terrifying innuendo!


Novik, Aaron: Grounded [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30280
Catalog Code: AS159CS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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During the lockdown of 2020 clarinetist and composer Aaron Novik recorded the sounds of clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet, using those samples to create this 10-part composition, a work of active counterpoint and minimalist structures with a playful sense of humor, the character of the samples bringing forth both acoustic and electronic evocations.


Leonardi, Stefano / Antonio Bertoni: Viandes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30277
Catalog Code: AS158CS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Using unusual techniques and a collection of instruments that include the standard Western instruments of cello and flute, along with guembri, sulittu, dilli kaval, bass xun, launeddas (mancosedda, tumbu), plus the application of objects against strings, the Italian duo of Antonio Bertoni & Stefano Leonardi engage in seven remarkable and assertive improvised duos.


Thollem (w/ Alex Cline / Susan Alcorn): Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30268
Catalog Code: AS153-08CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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In 2019 pianist Thollem McDonas toured the US -- 12 months and 25 albums worth of recordings -- joining collaborators from a vast spectrum of improvisers and performers, this album presenting two such recordings: one a duo with drummer/percussionist Alex Cline from a live concert in Santa Monica; the other a duo with guitarist Susan Alcorn recorded in Baltimore.


Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen: See Creatures Too [2 CASSETTES]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30267
Catalog Code: AS148CS
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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From the depths of the deepest electroacoustic sea, the duo of Lisa Cameron on berimbauophone, percussion & devices and Sandy Ewen on guitar & devices release the second of their "Sea Creatures" series: two cassettes of dark aquatic audio, one recorded in the studio and the other during their 2019 Texas tour celebrating the release of the first album.


Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): The Glass Delusion [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30265
Catalog Code: AS122LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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A wild ride in two live performances, one at Elastic Arts in Chicago and the other at The Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, both in 2018 from the Kuzu trio of Dave Rempis on alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, Tashi Dorji on guitar, and Tyler Damon on drums, evolving free improvisation that builds from introspective to full-on burning free jazz.


Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30015
Catalog Code: AS144CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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A series of ominous duos on the dark side from NY improviser Jeremiah Cymerman on clarinets & pedals, and Charlie Looker (Extra Life, Psalm Zero) on guitars & piano, each of the five pieces exploring murky caverns of warmly bleak environments rendered through Looker's deep piano & guitar work, perforated by cracks of light through Cymerman's riffs & exclamations.


Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30014
Catalog Code: AS144CS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A series of ominous duos on the dark side from NY improviser Jeremiah Cymerman on clarinets & pedals, and Charlie Looker (Extra Life, Psalm Zero) on guitars & piano, each of the five pieces exploring murky caverns of warmly bleak environments rendered through Looker's deep piano & guitar work, perforated by cracks of light through Cymerman's riffs & exclamations.


Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits / Soul What Records
Product Code: 29788
Catalog Code: AS154LP/SWR008_LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $17.95



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This year's An Ayler Xmas, the 4th in the series from saxophonist Mars Williams, expands to a double CD with recordings from two bands: Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Kent Kessler, Brian Sandstrom & Steve Hunt (Chicago); and Steve Swell, Hilliard Greene, Chris Corsano, Nels Cline & Fred Lonberg-Holm (NYC); in incredible free jazz mashups and bash-ups of Holiday favorites.


Pavone, J. String Ensemble: Lost and Found [CD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29696
Catalog Code: AS143CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Jessica Pavones String Ensemble with Pavone and Abby Swidler on violas, and Erica Dicker and Angela Morris on violins, are recorded live at Firehouse 12 in a set of Pavone compositions combining traditional notation and improvisation, with a focus on sustained collaborative playing and the application of ideas exploring the healing potential of sonic vibrations.


Pavone, J. String Ensemble: Lost and Found [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29694
Catalog Code: AS143CS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Jessica Pavones String Ensemble with Pavone and Abby Swidler on violas, and Erica Dicker and Angela Morris on violins, are recorded live at Firehouse 12 in a set of Pavone compositions combining traditional notation and improvisation, with a focus on sustained collaborative playing and the application of ideas exploring the healing potential of sonic vibrations.


Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29691
Catalog Code: AS129CS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The second release for the Chicago trio of Keefe Jackson on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Jim Baker on piano & synthesizer, and Julian Kirshner on drums, following their 2016 album The Noisy Miner, are heard in two performances a year apart at the Hungry Brain, each an extended exploration of remarkably compatible, creative and uniquely lyrical collective collaboration.av


Bishop, Jeb Centrifugal Trio: [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29689
Catalog Code: AS147CS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A live recording from zentri-fuge in Berlin, led by trombonist Jeb Bishop, with Milan bassist Antonio Borghini (Mike Patton's Mondo Cane) and German drummer Michael Griener (Carl-Ludwig Hübsch' Primordial Soup), in a collective set of free and energetic improvisations, five pieces that "Jounce", "Jitter", "Plumb" and "Dither" through an exciting and expressive concert.


Laurenzi, Dustin Snaketime: Behold [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29442
Catalog Code: AS141
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Originally planned for release in conjunction with their appearance at the 2020 Pitchfork Festival, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi's Snaketime Octet celebrates the theoretical 104th birthday of eccentric NY composer Moondog with 4 tracks intended for his 2019 Snaketime album, performed with Jason Stein, Nick Mazzarella, Chad McCullough, two drummers and bass.



 






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