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Tippetts, Julie / Martin Archer: Illusion [2 CDs]

Label: Discus
Product Code: 32479
Catalog Code: 131CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $17.95



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Their first album after a 6-year break, the collaboration of vocalist Julie Tippetts and multi-reedist & electronic artist Martin Archer is heard in two distinct presentations: a large and stunningly complex suite with an ensemble of acoustic and electronic artists; and a sequence of 13 separate and contrasting songs, performed by various small groups drawn from the JTMA Ensemble.


Dunmall, Paul Quintet (w / Saunders / Foote / Owston / Bashford): Yes Tomorrow

Label: Discus
Product Code: 32468
Catalog Code: 134CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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An exhilarating departure from saxophonist Paul Dunmall's Coltrane-esque approach to free improvisation with this electrified quintet of Steven Saunders on guitar, Richard Foote on trombone, James Owston on bass and Jim Bashford on drums, playing with upbeat urgency through a set of Dunmall compositions, often letting Saunder's riffs take the foreground around a first-rate set of solos.


Eclectic Maybe Band: Again Alors?

Label: Discus
Product Code: 31726
Catalog Code: 130CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Led by Univers Zero bassist and composer Guy Seger, the third album from Eclectic Maybe Band combines elements of rock, jazz, electronic and abstract landscapes, performed by an ensemble of chamber rock players including Discus label leader Martin Archer, varying groupings within the band focusing on each section in a mix of composed and improvised approaches.


Oxley, Tony: Unreleased (1974 to 2016)

Label: Discus
Product Code: 31725
Catalog Code: 129CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The second in Discus Music's "Unreleased" series selected from percussionist and electronics legend Tony Oxley personal collection, here in three configurations: a quintet with Barry Guy, Dave Holdsworth, Howard Riley and Paul Rutherford; a quintet with Howard Riley, Larry Stabbins, Phillip Wachsmann and Hugh Metcalfe; and a duo with Stefan Hoekler.


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

Label: Discus
Product Code: 31321
Catalog Code: 119CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The third album from the Sheffield-based trio Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keys & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwinds, keys & electronics, Steve Dinsdale on drums & keyboards, influenced by progressive rock, kosmiche, and fusion forms, here evolving and refining their melodic approach to genre-crossing styles merging composition and improvisation.


Tippett, Keith / Matthew Bourne: Aeolian [2 CDs]

Label: Discus
Product Code: 31122
Catalog Code: 120CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $17.95



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Two generations of remarkable pianists--Keith Tippets and Matthew Bourne--performed a series of two-piano concerts between 2017 and 2019, also recording in the studio, as heard in this 2-CD release, the first a set of consequential piano duos recorded at Leeds Conservatoire in 2019, the 2nd disc a live performance at Daylight Music at Union Chapel, London, Tippetts' final public performance.


Ward, Alex: Gated

Label: Discus
Product Code: 31121
Catalog Code: DISCUS114CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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A stunning solo album showing the widely diverse interests of UK clarinetist and guitarist Alex Ward, recording in the studio in 10 multi-track pieces using clarinets, saxophones, guitars, keyboards, electric bass and assorted software instruments in a mix of pre-composed and improvised approaches, burning the spectrum from contemplative to aggressively assertive performance.


Archer / Keeffe / Pyne: Hi Res Heart

Label: Discus
Product Code: 31120
Catalog Code: DISCUS108CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Inspired by the 70's Leo Smith Trio and the AACM tradition, during pandemic lockdowns UK multi-reedist & wind player Martin Archer, Charlotte Keeffe on trumpet & electronics and Martin Pyne on drums, percussion, vibraphone & toy piano, developed these 12 pieces where each member recorded four ideas independently, the other two arranging and recording their own parts in response.


Keeffe, Charlotte: Right Here, Right Now

Label: Discus
Product Code: 31119
Catalog Code: DISCUS107CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Collecting facets of London trumpeter Charlotte Keeffe's diverse settings and interests, including three live recordings with her own quartet, three recordings with London Improvisers Orchestra including a conduction for a piece dedicated to Steve Beresford, a duo with guitarist Diego Sampieri, and two solo recordings, one interacting with live electronics.


Kalash, Dirar: Of Quietude

Label: Discus
Product Code: 30216
Catalog Code: 100CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Pianist Dirar Kalash is a Palestinian performer, whos concerts combine free improvisation, text, sound, image, video and movement; opportunities to record and perform are rare, but on a visit to the UK in 2020 Simon Reynell (Another Timbre) was able to record these two extended and exemplary improvisations at St Paul's Hall at the University Of Huddersfield.


Inclusion Principle (Perez / Archer): The Leaf Factory Fallback

Label: Discus
Product Code: 30215
Catalog Code: 38CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The duo of Herve Perez (Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, AXIS) and Discus label leader Martin Archer, both saxophonists and sound artists using a collection of software instruments, organs, computer instruments and field recordings in a live-in-the-studio recording of remarkable electroacoustic performance, blurring free jazz and abstract sound in fascinating ways.


Taylor, Cecil / Tony Oxley: Being Astral And All Registers - Power Of Two

Label: Discus
Product Code: 29917
Catalog Code: 106CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Taken from the personal archives of UK drummer/percussionist Tony Oxley, this extremely well recorded duo session with frequent collaborator, iconoclastic NY pianist Cecil Taylor, are heard in a live performance at the Ulrichsberg Festival, Austria in 2002 for a brilliantly frenetic and masterfully controlled, creative set of two jaw-dropping extended dialogs.


Tippett, Keith: The Monk Watches The Eagle

Label: Discus
Product Code: 29752
Catalog Code: DISCUS 102CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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As though an elegy for the departed pianist and composer, Keith Tippett does not perform on this work, which was commissioned for the 2004 Norwich and Norfolk Festival, but conducts an ensemble that includes Julie Tippetts on voice, a saxophone octet that includes long-time collaborator Paul Dunmall, and the polyphonic choir of the BBC Singers; an exquisite and stirring work.


Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Adios Al Futuro

Label: Discus
Product Code: 29584
Catalog Code: 94CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The 2nd release from the UK instrumental rock band Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keyboards & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwind, keyboards, synth bass & electronics, and Steve Dinsdale on drums, keyboards & electronics, expand their sound and referenes as they tug on the heartstrings of prog, krautrock and other advanced rock forms with modern and mellotron-fueled orchestration.


Oxley, Tony: February Papers

Label: Discus
Product Code: 29583
Catalog Code: 99CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Reissuing percussionist and electronic innovator Tony Oxley's 1977 Incus album, collecting works from Oxley's evolving approaches, including a quartet with bassist Barry Guy and violinists David Bourne & Philipp Wachsmann; a trio with Barry Guy and Ian Brighton on electric guitar; and solo pieces including a piece for Evan Parker emulating his sound through electronics.


Orchestra Entropy: Rituals [Used Item]

Label: Discus
Product Code: 29463
Catalog Code: 85CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $7.95



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An extended work for 10 improvisers using a composite composition of graphic scores, open notations, and two trio sub-pieces titled "skelf" (electric guitar, double bass and drums) and "antiphon" (violin, viola and double bass), all directed by UK saxophonist Matt London in an ensemble with reeds, winds, brass, strings, electric guitar, and Mark Sanders on drums.


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

Label: Discus
Product Code: 29060
Catalog Code: 62CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $10.95



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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.


Caines, Ron / Martin Archer AXIS: Dream Feathers

Label: Discus
Product Code: 28721
Catalog Code: 88CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The "AXIS" of UK saxophonist Ron Caines and multi-reedist Martin Archer, also on organ and electronics, in a subtle septet with outstanding players including Laura Cole on piano and Johnny Hunter on drums, in a set of dream-like and lyrically beautiful improvisations, merging electronics and horns over a powerfully solid rhythm section that create warm textural cycles.


Geordie Approach, The (Birkeland / Fadnes / Charkey): Shields

Label: Discus
Product Code: 28720
Catalog Code: 84CDd
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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Two Norwegians and a Geordie (ie, NE Englander), from drummer Stale Birkeland, saxophonist Petter Frost Fadnes, and guitarist Chris Sharkey, since 2007 creating epic works of rich electroacoustic improvisation, recording their third album after extensive touring through Europe and Japan, using the the natural resonance of the Chapel FM, in Leeds to enrich their sound.


Archer, Martin : Anthropology Band [2 CDs]

Label: Discus
Product Code: 28239
Catalog Code: 90CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Inspired by the music of 70's Miles Davis electric work, composer and saxophonist Martin Archer presents 15 compositions performed in two parallel sessions over two CDs, the first in a septet that includes Corey Mwamba, Pat Thomas and Dave Sturt, and the second an extended ensemble with brass and wind sections, each bringing distinctive life to these inspired compositions.


Orchestra Entropy: Rituals

Label: Discus
Product Code: 28238
Catalog Code: 85CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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An extended work for 10 improvisers using a composite composition of graphic scores, open notations, and two trio sub-pieces titled "skelf" (electric guitar, double bass and drums) and "antiphon" (violin, viola and double bass), all directed by UK saxophonist Matt London in an ensemble with reeds, winds, brass, strings, electric guitar, and Mark Sanders on drums.


Mwamba, Corey : Nth

Label: Discus
Product Code: 28237
Catalog Code: 86CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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A sophisticated and lyrical album of modern jazz led by UK vibraphonist Corey Mwamba, also on glockenspiel & beak flute, in a quartet with Laura Cole on piano, Andy Champion on double bass, and Johnny Hunter on drums & small percussion, with all pieces "devised and scored" by Mwamba alongside one collective improvisation; powerfully refined modern jazz.


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.


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

Label: Discus
Product Code: 26736
Catalog Code: 075CD
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.


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: 070CD
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.


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: $15.95



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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.


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: $15.95



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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: $15.95



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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: 047CD
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: 056CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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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: $16.95



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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: 060CD
Country: UK
 
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.








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