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Evangelista, Karl (w/ Alexander Hawkins / Louis Moholo-Moholo / Trevor Watts): Apura! [2 CDs]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29233
Catalog Code: AS130_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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Filipino guitarist Karl Evangelista translates the name of the seminal South African sextet Chris McGregor Group's album "Very Urgent" to the tagalog equivalent--"Apura!"-- recording in London with McGregor group drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo and kindred soul Trevor Watts on saxophones, plus luminary pianist Alexander Hawkins, for a sophisticated album of exemplary collective improv.


Cameron, Lisa / Tom Carter / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten: Tau Ceti [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29228
Catalog Code: AS134_CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Genre-bending free improvisation from the trio of Tom Carter, percussionist Lisa Cameron, and bassist Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten (The Thing), dividing their time between acoustic and electric improvisation as the trio build up from track to track, evolving openly spacious free environments to driving and burning power, finally leaving the listener on "Traveling Spaceways".


Cunningham, Alex / Claire Rousay: Specifically The Water [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29227
Catalog Code: AS123_CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A wide range of approach and style in the debut duo recording from Alex Cunningham (violin) and Claire Rousay (percussion), a free affair of expressive and well-matched interaction, from effusively sophisticated rapport to pointillist dexterity and drive, from moments of intense introspection to cantankerous conversation, a fascinating and unpredictable dialog.


Cunningham, Alex / Claire Rousay: Specifically The Water

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29226
Catalog Code: AS123_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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A wide range of approach and style in the debut duo recording from Alex Cunningham (violin) and Claire Rousay (percussion), a free affair of expressive and well-matched interaction, from effusively sophisticated rapport to pointillist dexterity and drive, from moments of intense introspection to cantankerous conversation, a fascinating and unpredictable dialog.


Chicago Underground Quartet: Good Days

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29224
Catalog Code: AS125_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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19 years after the last Chicago Underground Quartet album, this session with Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, electronics & bells, Jeff Parker on electric guitar, and Chad Taylor on drums, percussion and newcomer Josh Johnson on synth bass & keys is a warm reunion, with individual compositions from Taylor, Mazurek & Parker, and two solo pieces by Mazurek and Taylor.


Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] [Used Item]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29084
Catalog Code: AS047
Country: USA
 
Price: $5.45



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An uncommon solo guitar album from Andrew Smiley, a member of Little Women and the Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, creating textures on the guitar by applying unconventional techniques with his pick and fingers instead of using effects or guitar preparations, and accompanying himself on voice in Haino-esque ways, creating an album of sharp contrast and color.


Seabrook, Brandon Trio: Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] [Used Item]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29081
Catalog Code: AS076
Country: USA
 
Price: $5.45



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Essentially a string trio, guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with upright bassist Henry Fraser and cellist Daniel Levin is anything but typical string fair, blending improvisation with complex composition and rock sensibilities as one of New York's most unique downtown players takes listeners on a diverse and sometimes demented journey through genre and style.


Chicago Underground Quartet: Good Days [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28673
Catalog Code: AS125_LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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19 years after the last Chicago Underground Quartet album, this session with Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, electronics & bells, Jeff Parker on electric guitar, and Chad Taylor on drums, percussion and newcomer Josh Johnson on synth bass & keys is a warm reunion, with individual compositions from Taylor, Mazurek & Parker, and two solo pieces by Mazurek and Taylor.


Sica, Mako / Hamid Drake: Balancing Tear [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28653
Catalog Code: AS121_LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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A mix of studio and live recordings in the 2nd collaboration between Chicago's improvising rock trio Mako Sica of Przemyslaw Krys Drazek on trumpets & electric guitar, Brent Fuscaldo on bass and percussion, Chaetan Newell on piano & percussion, meeting with legendary drummer Hamid Drake for an album of expansive, psychedelically-tinged, lushly sonic improvisation.


Rumback, Charles (Rumback / Tate / Baker): June Holiday [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28652
Catalog Code: AS111_LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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A soulful and lyrically passionate album of modern jazz from Chicago drummer Charles Rumback in a trio with pianist Jim Baker and bassist John Tate, their third album together, with all three bringing compositions to the session, yielding a sensitive and understated yet impeccable balance of melodic music that reveals great strength at its center.


Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28650
Catalog Code: AS081
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.


Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Anahuac

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28649
Catalog Code: AS082
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.


Akiyama / Field / Vidic: Interpersonal Subjectivities

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28372
Catalog Code: AS117CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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The Field/Vidic duo of Slovenian saxophonist based in Switzerland Gregor Vidic and London born drummer Niclas Field is expanded with Japanese free improvising guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, recording at Gok Sound in Tokyo in 2017 for three exceptional and suspenseful and electroacoustic improvisations, merging melodic and abstract approaches in uniquely detailed ways.


Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28263
Catalog Code: AS107
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.


Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28262
Catalog Code: AS112CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.


KVL (Kirchner / Van Duerm / Lux / Branch): Volume 1 [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28254
Catalog Code: AS119
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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The first of many projected volumes from the Chicago trio of Quin Kirchner on drums, percussion, sampler & electronics, Daniel Van Duerm on electric piano, organ, mellotron & electronics, and Matthew Lux on bass & electronics, with guest Jaimie Branch on trumpet, presenting three extended improvisations that maintain peaceful contemplation in captivating grooves.


Akiyama / Field / Vidic: Interpersonal Subjectivities [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28253
Catalog Code: AS117
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The Field/Vidic duo of Slovenian saxophonist based in Switzerland Gregor Vidic and London born drummer Niclas Field is expanded with Japanese free improvising guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, recording at Gok Sound in Tokyo in 2017 for three exceptional and suspenseful and electroacoustic improvisations, merging melodic and abstract approaches in uniquely detailed ways.


Kidambi, Amirtha / Lea Bertucci: Phase Eclipse [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28252
Catalog Code: AS118
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A wonderfully unique and idiosyncratic album of voice and electronics from the duo of Amirtha Kidambi and Lea Bertucci, in active and surprising pieces using word-less vocal expresion and abstract utterance, altered live by electronics as the two interact in complement and confluence; the final piece was captured live at NYC's The Kitchen.


Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28251
Catalog Code: AS107
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.


Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28250
Catalog Code: AS112
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.


Komeshi Trio (Kolovos / Shiroishi / Meek): The Master Speaks Thrice [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28249
Catalog Code: AS110
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Dark and demanding improvisation, each side of this album an extended foray into dark and dangerous explorations from the Los Angeles trio of Peter Kolovos on guitar, Patrick Shiroishi on saxophone, and Noel Meek on electronics and tapes, Shiroishi's sweeping tones matching the electronics and effected guitar in a glorious nightmare of darkly imaginative sound.


Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28248
Catalog Code: AS116
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".


Berman / Lytton / Roebke: Trio Discrepancies [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28075
Catalog Code: AS096
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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The 2nd release from the trio of Chicago cornetist Josh Berman, UK drummer/percussionist Paul Lytton and Chicago bassist Jason Roebke, featuring material recorded during the trio's April 2018 European tour, in two extended side-long improvisations from Padova, Italy and Trondheim, Norway, in sets of profound technique and creative prowess; exceptional.


Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27996
Catalog Code: AS100LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.


Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27994
Catalog Code: AS100CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.


Sfyria Trio: Rockefeller Concert [CASSETTE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27993
Catalog Code: AS109
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Since 2016 Sfyria Trio is the Chicago/NY free improvising trio of tenor saxophonist Sam Decker (Shorve, Logan Strosahl Team, Green and Grass), bassist Charlie Kirchen (The Few, Rooms, Charlie Kirchen Quartet), and drummer Matt Carroll (Ohmme, Typical Sisters, Rooms), performing their unique improv idiom incorporating elements from a wide range of musical perspectives.


Mazurek, Rob: Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27992
Catalog Code: AS114
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Recordings from the 4-channel sound composition for the ESS Florasonic installation series at Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, of Rob Mazurek's work using recordings of electric eels from National Institute of Research and Technology in Manaus, Brazil, combined with analog/digital synthesis to create environments of beautiful undulating and radiant sonic textures.


Mazurek, Rob: Love Waves Ecstatic Charge

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27991
Catalog Code: AS113
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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One of three releases in Rob Mazurek's Marfa Trio, recorded in Marfa, TX, using 106 distorted still images and fragmented skipping sound from video shot at Abbaye Royal de Fontevraud, France in 2005, repurposed for this intense and wild sound work which processes the images through modular synth and computer, shaped by Mazurek's unique approach to sound.


Mazurek, Rob: Desert Encrypts Vol. 1

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27990
Catalog Code: AS115
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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The third volume in trumpeter Rob Mazurek's Marfa Trilogy, inspired by the desert surroundings of Marfa, TX where Mazurek held his first Desert Encrypts Festival, this album captured live with the superb quartet of Kris Davis on piano, Chad Taylor on drums, and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass, for 6 passionate and compelling works of modern jazz.


Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27918
Catalog Code: AS108
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Portland Oregon composer and sound artist Jeff Lane, co-founder of the Chicago/Portland record label Never Anything, as his alter-ego Tereshkova in a large work of electronic composition, part concrete, part acousmatic, spanning two cassettes with four side-long pieces, each an extended journey in mood, motion, perplexing sources and embrace-ably interesting.


Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27917
Catalog Code: AS106
Country: USA
 
Price: $18.95



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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!


Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27916
Catalog Code: AS103CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.


Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27915
Catalog Code: AS103
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.


Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey : I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27914
Catalog Code: AS102
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The debut recording of New York double bassist Sean Ali's improvising string trio with violist Joanna Mattrey and cellist Leila Bordreuil, having worked together since 2015, each brings impressive technique and a somewhat twisted approach to their strings in a diverse set of extended improvisation from pensive and spacious to formidable density.


CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27912
Catalog Code: AS091
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.


Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] [Used Item]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27696
Catalog Code: AS047
Country: USA
 
Price: $3.00



In Stock



An uncommon solo guitar album from Andrew Smiley, a member of Little Women and the Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, creating textures on the guitar by applying unconventional techniques with his pick and fingers instead of using effects or guitar preparations, and accompanying himself on voice in Haino-esque ways, creating an album of sharp contrast and color.


Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline: Borasisi

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27531
Catalog Code: AS101
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Two drums and two saxophones merge to create this epic 2-part free jazz trek - "Right Eye Sun" and "Left Eye Moon", the album title taken from a sun deity in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle", who mated with the moon; this pairing is realized by West Coast masterful musicians Patrick Shiroishi & Vinny Golia (sax) and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline (drums & percussion).


Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop): Old Growth Forest II [CD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27530
Catalog Code: AS093
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt composes for his quartet with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Jason Roebke on bass, recording live at a Jazzshares concert in The Parlor Room, Northampton, Massachusetts, in their second tour performing Eisenstadt's inventive compositions leading to strong, lyrical soloing with unexpected twists and turns.


Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27529
Catalog Code: AS090
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.


Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27527
Catalog Code: AS088
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Performing in concert at Iklectik in London in 2017, the UK and Norwegian free improvising trio of Pat Thomas on Moog Theremini & IPad based electronics, John Butcher on saxophones, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion impress through a mix of masterful free playing and eclectic electroacoustic conversations, an adventurous and wonderfully unpredictable set.


Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop): Old Growth Forest II [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27466
Catalog Code: AS093
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt composes for his quartet with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Jason Roebke on bass, recording live at a Jazzshares concert in The Parlor Room, Northampton, Massachusetts, in their second tour performing Eisenstadt's inventive compositions leading to strong, lyrical soloing with unexpected twists and turns.


Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline: Borasisi [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27465
Catalog Code: AS101
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Two drums and two saxophones merge to create this epic 2-part free jazz trek - "Right Eye Sun" and "Left Eye Moon", the album title taken from a sun deity in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle", who mated with the moon; this pairing is realized by West Coast masterful musicians Patrick Shiroishi & Vinny Golia (sax) and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline (drums & percussion).


Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27464
Catalog Code: AS090
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.


Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27463
Catalog Code: AS088
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Performing in concert at Iklectik in London in 2017, the UK and Norwegian free improvising trio of Pat Thomas on Moog Theremini & IPad based electronics, John Butcher on saxophones, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion impress through a mix of masterful free playing and eclectic electroacoustic conversations, an adventurous and wonderfully unpredictable set.


Caloia, Nicolas / Yves Charuest / Karl Fousek : Maps To Hands [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27385
Catalog Code: AS094
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Extremely active electro-fueled free improvisation from the Montreal trio of Nicolas Caloia on double bass, Yves Charuest on alto saxophone, and Karl Fousek on analog synth, their second album presenting seven quirky and captivating conversations of confident sax and bass work interrupted and played with by Fousek's interventions, like a free improv Pere Ubu.


Rumback, Charles (w/ Jim Baker / James Singleton / Greg Ward): Cadillac Turns

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27383
Catalog Code: AS097
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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After a chance encounter between bassist James Singleton and drummer Rumback, Steve Marquette, organizer of the Chicago-based Instigation Festival, paired the two to perform in the 2017 fest, Rumback adding Jim Baker on piano and Greg Ward on alto saxophone as they perform live versions of some of Rumback's finest and most lyrical compositions.


Warnecke, Pierce / Louis Laurain: Phonotypic Plasticity [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27382
Catalog Code: AS092
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Pairing electronics with cornet, the duo of French cornetist Louis Laurain and US/Berlin electronicist Pierce Warnecke create an absolutely impressive and frequently frightening confluence of brass and sound, from slow interference tones to fully amplified microscopic elaboration, building environments that shift to surprise, alarm, and entrance their listeners.


Spires That In The Sunset Rise: House Ecstatic [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27381
Catalog Code: AS087
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Hard-edged Chicago/NY free improvisation from the female duo of Kathleen Baird on piano, flute and voice, and Taralie Peterson on saxophone, flute and voice, the two, who have recorded with Michael Zerang, show their powerful chops through skronky conversation recorded in 3 locations from Decatur, IL through Madison, WI to Brooklyn, NY.


Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg: Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27380
Catalog Code: AS085
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Finding free improvising trumpeter Jacob Wick, a master of lowercase approaches using unorthodox techniques, in a more active setting with Chicago drummer Phil Sudderberg (Marker with Vanderkmark, Dave Rempis); together they challenge each other in a give and take of skill and solid discussion, leaving room for unusual and sometimes aberrant technique; joyful!


Laurenzi, Dustin: Snaketime: The Music Of Moondog [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27379
Catalog Code: AS084
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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The Viking of 5th Avenue, the melodic compositions of eccentric NY composer Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin) are explored through inventive and lyrical arrangements for improvisations in a Chicago octet performing live at the Hungry Brain, brought together by tenor saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, with Jason Stein, Nick Mazzarella, Chad McCullough, two drummers and bass.