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Meloche, Chris / Martin Archer / Gino Robair / Lyn Hodnett: The Sincerity Of Light [Used Item]

Label: Discus
Product Code: 27713
Catalog Code: 68CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $8.10



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The quartet of Canadian electronics composer Chris Meloche and label leader Martin Archer on woodwinds and electronics orchestrated these pieces, performed with improvsations from Gino Robair on percussion and electronics and Lyn Hodnett on voice, for a 3 part work of rich interactive loops, drones and soundscape, ranging from spine-chilling to lush and lovely environments.


Eclectic Maybe Band: The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes [Used Item]

Label: Discus
Product Code: 27649
Catalog Code: 67CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $8.10



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Univers Zero bassist Guy Seger brought this eclectic group of improvisers into the studio to develop the music on this genre-defying album, informed by a sextet of musicians who have performed and recorded with projects and artists including Vanishing Pictures, X-Legged Sally, Wrong Object, Tony Levin, Tony Bianco, Paul Schutze, Trevor Watts, Zeena Parkins, Jim O'Rourke, &c.


Beck Hunters: Has It Been Found?

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



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


Frostlake: Ice & Bone

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



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


Archer, Martin : Another Fantastic Individual

Label: Discus
Product Code: 27413
Catalog Code: 80CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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


Tippett, Keith: The Unlonely Raindancer

Label: Discus
Product Code: 27412
Catalog Code: 81CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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


Eclectic Maybe Band: Reflections In A Moebius Ring Mirror

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



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


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

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



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


Bugge, Maja : No Exit

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



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


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

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



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


Cole, Laura: Enough [2 CDS]

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



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


Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Theta Four

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



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


Meloche, Chris / Martin Archer / Gino Robair / Lyn Hodnett: The Sincerity Of Light

Label: Discus
Product Code: 25751
Catalog Code: 68CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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The quartet of Canadian electronics composer Chris Meloche and label leader Martin Archer on woodwinds and electronics orchestrated these pieces, performed with improvsations from Gino Robair on percussion and electronics and Lyn Hodnett on voice, for a 3 part work of rich interactive loops, drones and soundscape, ranging from spine-chilling to lush and lovely environments.


Eclectic Maybe Band: The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes

Label: Discus
Product Code: 25750
Catalog Code: 67CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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Univers Zero bassist Guy Seger brought this eclectic group of improvisers into the studio to develop the music on this genre-defying album, informed by a sextet of musicians who have performed and recorded with projects and artists including Vanishing Pictures, X-Legged Sally, Wrong Object, Tony Levin, Tony Bianco, Paul Schutze, Trevor Watts, Zeena Parkins, Jim O'Rourke, &c.


Archer, Martin & Engine Room Favourites: Safety Signal From A Target Town

Label: Discus
Product Code: 25749
Catalog Code: 66CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Saxophonist Martin Archer composed the five works on this, the 3rd release for Engine Room Favorites, his AACM-influenced big band with a tremendous orchestration of horns with drums, vibes, piano and bass, here with their most complex yet melodic and rich release yet, including melodic elements of folk music, powerful rhythms from prog-oriented rock, and free improv and jazz.


Metamorphic: The Two Fridas

Label: Discus
Product Code: 25748
Catalog Code: 65CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Having met at Middlesex University in 2001, this sophisticated London-based contemporary jazz/folk sextet formed in 2011, recently adding vocalist Kerry Andrew (Juice), as pianist Laura Cole composes music and text based on her personal experiences; pieces include two collective improvs and 2 reworkings of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman".


Orfeo 5 (Blezard / Bourne / Jafrate with Prince / Oliver / Kane): In The Green Castle

Label: Discus
Product Code: 24585
Catalog Code: 62CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Orfeo 5 are Shaun Blezard on electronics, Keith Jafrate on saxophone, Matt Bourne on keyboards & cello, Tamlin Cook on guitar, Mary Oliver presenting spoken word, and Simon Prince on saxophone & flutes, blending jazz, improv, folk, dub, sound art and electronica to create evolving, improvised narrative music that create a sense of place and journey.


Deep Tide Quartet (Archer / Macari / Cole / Shaw): See One, Do One, Teach One

Label: Discus
Product Code: 24583
Catalog Code: 64CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Originally a studio project, The UK Deep Tide Trio of Martin Archer on sax, Kim Macari on trumpet, Laura Cole on piano and Walt Shaw on percussion & live electronics evolved into a performing organization based on the strength of their open-ended approach to free jazz and improvisation, heard here balancing melody and structure in well-paced and thoughtful improv.


frostlake: White Moon, Black Moon

Label: Discus
Product Code: 24245
Catalog Code: 53CD
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $14.95



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The debut album for frostlake, female songstress and instrumentalist, in a collection of songs with an eerie strangeness and English ethereal quality, with haunting melodies, layered vocals and unusual sounds in a band including Martin Archer on clarinet, Mick Somerset on winds, Nigel Manning on flute, and Steve Dinsdale on drums.


Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere

Label: Discus
Product Code: 24204
Catalog Code: 40CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The debut release of the UK improvising rock group Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, co-led by Martin Archer & Chris Bywater, in a double CD blending kosmische musik, space rock, and contemporary classical, an improbable meeting between Ligeti, Klaus Schulze, & Quarkspace, supplemented at times by a string quartet, a sax quintet, and a 25-piece mixed choir.


Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: 03

Label: Discus
Product Code: 24203
Catalog Code: 63CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The improvising rock group Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, led by Martin Archer, Chris Bywater, and Steve Dinsdale, in their 3rd album of innovative improvisation, haunting hypnotic grooves and blasts of sheer exuberance, with the band augmented by strings and trombone to give them a larger and more intense sound.


Watts, Trevor / Stephen Grew Duo: All There Is

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23933
Catalog Code: 61CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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A strong and enthralling set of dialogs captured live from the working duo of pianist Stephen Grew and saxophonist Trevor Watts on alto & soprano, intricate exchanges of great energy but also great compassion and introspection, a well-rounded set of adventurous exchanges that highlight the incredible skills of both players.


Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere: 02

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23733
Catalog Code: 47CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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An absolutely impressive album blending advanced/progressive rock forms with improvisation, starting from collective improvisation and layering in the studio to create a sophisticated psychedelic music, the second album from this ensemble that is headed by Martin Archer (reeds & keys), Chris Bywater (keys & synth), and Steve Dinsdale (drums & percussion).


Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough): Sunshine! Quartet

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23376
Catalog Code: 59CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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A small group setting where each performer brings a composition to the session, with Discus family members Martin Archer on saxophones, Corey Mwamba on vibraphone, Seth Bennet on double bass, and Peter Fariclough on drums, for jazz that balances melodic and formidable free improvisation.


Tippett, Keith Octet: The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23375
Catalog Code: 56CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Superlative large group jazz from UK pianist/composer Keith Tippett, presenting a series of lyrical and accessible compositions inspired by themes from Irish folk music, in a new Octet with alumni of the Royal Academy of Music's jazz programme and long-time Tippett collaborators.


Archer, Martin : Story Tellers

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23374
Catalog Code: 57CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Martin Archer introduces a new sextet based on Chicago's AACM approach to free improvisation, in a 2-CD set of 6 large works divided into 5 or 6 chapters each, presenting character themes, rhythm ideas, composed duets, and improvised instructions; superb!


Juxtavoices: Warning: May Contain Notes

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23373
Catalog Code: 58CD/DVD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 30 voices whose repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts, here in a CD/DVD release with a reinterpretation of early an Cabaret Voltaire recordings and a terrifying ascent into hell.


Archer / Clark / Grew / Hunter: Felicity's Ultimatum

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23372
Catalog Code: 60CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $14.95



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The 2nd release in a new series of small groups drawn from members of the Discus Music family, where the group meets, writes, rehearses and records in one single session, here developing ten compositions from all four players edited into a continuous sequence of structure and improvisation, embracing melody, texture and pure abstraction.


Bailey, Derek / Mick Beck / Paul Hession: Meanwhile, Back In Sheffield...

Label: Discus
Product Code: 08438
Catalog Code: 21CD
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $14.95



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Free improvising guitar legend Derek Bailey was invited to perform in his home town of Sheffield, England in 2004 with the trio of Mick Beck on tenor sax, bassoon, and whistles, and Paul Hession on drums, Bailey's first visit in many years, and a joyful occasion as the collective group explores a wide range of approaches to creating instant compositions.