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Reed, Mike: The Separatist Party [VINYL]
Reed, Mike:
The Separatist Party [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Transforming a sense of isolation and separation into exuberant and pointed expression, drummer Mike Reed brings together this hybrid sextet of Chicago players, including cornetist Ben LaMar Gay, poet and spoken word artist Marvin Tate (D-Settlement), and members of Bitchin Bajas (Rob Frye, Cooper Crain, and Dan Quinlivan), for 9 heartfelt, intensely passionate pieces.

Reed, Mike: The Separatist Party
Reed, Mike:
The Separatist Party

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Transforming a sense of isolation and separation into exuberant and pointed expression, drummer Mike Reed brings together this hybrid sextet of Chicago players, including cornetist Ben LaMar Gay, poet and spoken word artist Marvin Tate (D-Settlement), and members of Bitchin Bajas (Rob Frye, Cooper Crain, and Dan Quinlivan), for 9 heartfelt, intensely passionate pieces.

Davis, Anthony / Kyle Motl / Kjell Nordeson: Vertical Motion [VINYL]
Davis, Anthony / Kyle Motl / Kjell Nordeson:
Vertical Motion [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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"In 2018, I had the good fortune to organize a session with two absolute heroes of music: Anthony Davis, and Kjell Nordeson. I'd been playing with Kjell in various groups for a few years, and had been studying with Anthony at UC San Die...

Pavone, Jessica: Reverse Bloom
Pavone, Jessica:
Reverse Bloom

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Four fascinating works of string intersection from New York composer and violist Jessica Pavone, recording in the studio with the trio of violinists Aimre Niemann (Du.0 (do-point-oh)) and Abby Swidler (Xanthoria Quartet), Pavone's compositions creating wonderful psychoacoustic intertwining of texture and tone that slowly and beautifully blossom.

Davis, Caroline / Wendy Eisenberg: Accept When [VINYL]
Davis, Caroline / Wendy Eisenberg:
Accept When [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Based on a growing friendship and friendly improvisations developed between 2022 & '23, New York guitarist Wendy Eisenberg and saxophonist and activist Caroline Davis developed this set of ten songs--poignant, expressive, deeply personal, unconventional, illusory--performed with drummer Greg Saunier, reminding of the early Downtown NY scene in their confident fragility; beautiful.

Ahmed (Thomas / Grip / Gerbal / Wright): Wood Blues [VINYL 2 LPs]
Ahmed (Thomas / Grip / Gerbal / Wright):
Wood Blues [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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A rollicking album of hard blues from the أحمد [Ahmed] quartet of Pat Thomas on piano, Joel Grip on double bass, Antonin Gerbal on drums and Seymour Wright on alto saxophone, performing live in 2022 as part of the Counterflows Festival at The Glue Factory in Glasgow, for a hard driving, upbeat performance in front of an enthusiastic audience.

Roysum, Andres / Christian Meaas Svendsen / Kresten Osgood: Music Improvised on September 23rd, 2021
Roysum, Andres / Christian Meaas Svendsen / Kresten Osgood:
Music Improvised on September 23rd, 2021 [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A subset of the Andreas Røysum Ensemble, the trio of Norwegian clarinetist Andreas Roysum on Bb& Bass clarinets, Nakama Label leader Christian Meaas Svendsen on double bass and Danish drummer Kresten Osgood recorded these collective free improvisations on the title's date in an unnamed location, for four assertive dialogs of impressive expression.

Evangelista's, Karl Apura (w/ Wong / Scampavia / Mezzacappa / Andrew Cyrille): Ngayon
Evangelista's, Karl Apura (w/ Wong / Scampavia / Mezzacappa / Andrew Cyrille):
Ngayon

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Ngayon, the Filipino tagalog word for "Now" or "Today", effectively describes the immediacy of the second release from Bay Area guitarist and composer Karl Evangelista and his exceptional Apura band, performing five sophisticated original works.

Williams, Chris / Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil II [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Williams, Chris / Patrick Shiroishi:
Sans Soleil II [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The second chapter in the duo of West Coast improvisers Chris Williams on trumpet, cornet, objects & mutes and Patrick Shiroishi on alto, soprano and tenor saxophones plus snare drum, essentially a free jazz outing of six fascinating dialogs, from call and response to pointillistic interaction, a masterful display of assertive playing through intensive listening.

Taylor, Chad Trio (feat. Brian Settles / Neil Podgurski): The Reel
Taylor, Chad Trio (feat. Brian Settles / Neil Podgurski):
The Reel

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The 2nd album as a leader from NY drummer's Chad Taylor's Trio with long-time collaborators and friends, saxophonist Brian Settles and pianist Neil Podgurski, in nine diverse compositions with contributions from all three players along with two works from late pianist Andrew Hill; a wonderfully balanced album of creative jazz, from meditative to joyfully upbeat and rhythmically compelling.

KVL (Quin Kirchner / Daniel Van Duerm / Matthew Lux): Volume 2 [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
KVL (Quin Kirchner / Daniel Van Duerm / Matthew Lux):
Volume 2 [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $18.95    




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Exploring the crossing point of jazz and funky electro-beats, experimental electronics and dub grooves, the Chicago trio of Quin Kirchner on drums, percussion, sampler & electronics, Daniel Van Duerm on acoustic & electric pianos, organ, mellotron & electronics and Matthew Lux on bass & electronics dig more deeply into their engaging and upbeat approach to modern forms of fusion improv.

Cordero, Brent / Peter Kerlin: A Sublime Madness [VINYL]
Cordero, Brent / Peter Kerlin:
A Sublime Madness [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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A new collaboration between keyboardist Brent Cordero and bassist Peter Kerlin, a gorgeous blurring of jazz, rock and Terry Riley-esque composition in a swirling collection of original work and a cover of Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance", performed in a core trio with drummer Ryan Sawyer and prestigious guests including Daniel Carter, Jessica Pavone, James Brandon Lewis, &c.

Mahall, Rudi / Michael Griener: Jazzpreis [VINYL]
Mahall, Rudi / Michael Griener:
Jazzpreis [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $18.95    




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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.

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

(Astral Spirits -- 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.

Tullgren, Lina / Alec Toku Whiting: Unfamiliar Ceilings
Tullgren, Lina / Alec Toku Whiting:
Unfamiliar Ceilings

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The duo of improvisers Lina Tullgren on violin and Japanese koto player based in Boston Alec Toku Whiting, joined on one track by Ted Reichman on synthesizer & pedals, Reichman also recording these studio sessions, as the duo apply unsual techniques with an ear toward sonic assault and unexpected twists & turns, particularly some especially aggressive interaction on "Polly Chainsaw".

Pavone, Jessica: ...of Late
Pavone, Jessica:
...of Late

(Astral Spirits -- 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]
Clearfield, Rob / Quin Kirchner:
Concentric Orbits [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- 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]
West, Brodie Quintet:
Meadow of Dreams [VINYL]

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

(Astral Spirits -- 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
Thollem:
Obstacle Illusion

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

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

(Astral Spirits -- 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]
Mendoza, Ava:
New Spells [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

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

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

(Astral Spirits -- 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
Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions:
w/ Hafez Modirzadeh

(Astral Spirits -- 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
Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black:
Martian Kitties

(Astral Spirits -- 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
Paula Shocron / William Parker / Pablo Diaz :
El Templo

(Astral Spirits -- 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]
Johansson / Fite / Grip:
Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- 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
Johansson / Fite / Grip:
Swinging at Topsi's

(Astral Spirits -- 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
Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Vol.5

(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records -- 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]
Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions:
Compilation Cassette [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- 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.

Rumback, Charles: Seven Bridges [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Rumback, Charles:
Seven Bridges [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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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.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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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.

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

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

(Astral Spirits -- 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
Mazzarella / Haker Flaten / Ra:
What You Seek is Seeking You

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

(Astral Spirits -- 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]
Crazy Doberman:
"Everyone Is Rolling Down A Hill" ... [VINYL]

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

(Astral Spirits -- 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]
Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black:
Martian Kitties [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




In Stock

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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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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!

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

(Astral Spirits -- 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.

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

(Astral Spirits -- 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
Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker:
A Horizon Made of Canvas

(Astral Spirits -- 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.

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

(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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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.

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [2 CDs]
Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [2 CDs]

(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records -- 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]
Pavone, J. String Ensemble:
Lost and Found [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- 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.

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

(Astral Spirits -- 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.

 

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