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Black Top Presents: Hamid Drake / Elaine Mitchener / William Parker / Orphy Robinson / Pat Thomas: Some Good News [2 CDs]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 30102
Catalog Code: ROKU 025CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $19.95



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Bringing together the rhythm section of frequent collaborators, percussionist Hamid Drake and bassist William Parker, with London's improvising duo Black Top of Orphy Robinson on marimba and electronics & Pat Thomas on piano & electronics, plus improvising vocalist Elaine Mitchener, for a passionate and often ecstatically cathartic live concert at Cafe OTO.


Parker, Evan: Saxophone Solos [VINYL]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 29927
Catalog Code: ROKURE 010LP
Country: UK
 
Price: $26.95



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Virtually unprecedented for the time, Evan Parker's 1976 solo soprano saxophone album captures Parker's prowess and unusual harmonic approach to the saxophone in a 1975 concert at the Unity Theatre in London and in the FMP studio the same year, using the instrument in startling ways as he captivates his listeners through a unique revelation of logic, drama and staggering skill.


Parker, Evan: Six of One [VINYL]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 29926
Catalog Code: ROKURE 009LP
Country: UK
 
Price: $26.95



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London's Otoroku label keeps this magnificent album in print with a 2021 reissue of the 1982 Incus release featuring Evan Parker performing solo on soprano saxophone, using the natural resonance of the Church Of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, in Hampstead London as he explores upper tones and high frequency split tones in a technically brilliant display.


Thomas, Pat & Matana Roberts: The Truth [VINYL]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 29835
Catalog Code: ROKU 024LP
Country: UK
 
Price: $28.95



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A first-time encounter between saxophonist Matana Roberts and pianist Pat Thomas, performing live at London's Cafe OTO in 2018, with three short works opening the album as the duo develop their language, the 2nd side presenting an extended improvisation where both players go deeper into their dialog, each showing determination and great self-discipline.


Decoy (Alexander Hawkins / John Edwards / Steve Noble) With Joe McPhee: AC/DC

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 28623
Catalog Code: ROKU 023CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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The UK Decoy trio of John Edwards (bass), Steve Noble (drums) and Alexander Hawkins (keys) joins forces with pocket trumpet and saxophone player Joe McPhee during McPhee's residency at London's Cafe OTO, recording these two huge sets of brilliant free improv, Hawkins performing on organ adding a unique and soulful tone to a set that balances powerful energy with innate lyricism.


[Ahmed] (w/ Pat Thomas / Seymour Wright / Antonin Gerbal / Joel Grip): Super Majnoon (East Meets West)[VINYL 2 LPs]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 28336
Catalog Code: ROKU 022LP
Country: UK
 
Price: $31.95



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Two recordings of the Ahmed quartet of Pat Thomas (piano), Antonin Gerbal (drums), Joel Grip (bass) and Seymour Wright (sax), performing at The Empty Gallery, in Hong Kong, China and at Cafe Oto, In London, for two concerts of gut-wrenching jazz as they take on the East/West music of late composer, bassist, oud player and former Randy Weston/Art Blakey sideman, Ahmed Abdul-Malik


Moholo, Louis Octet: Spirits Rejoice! [VINYL]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 28076
Catalog Code: ROKURE 004LP
Country: UK
 
Price: $25.95



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Featuring an incredible lineup of masterful players from 1970's London creative jazz scene--Harry Miller & Johnny Dyani (bass), Keith Tippett (piano), Evan Parker (sax), Nick Evans & Radu Malfatti (trombone), and Kenny Wheeler (trumpet)--South African drummer Louis Moholo's debut album brings both joy and spirituality to freedom and lyricism, a joyful achievement.


Gayle, Charles / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Seasons Changing [2 CDs]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 27843
Catalog Code: ROKU 020CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $18.95



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Recorded at Cafe Oto in London in 2017, legendary NY free jazz saxophonist Charles Gayle is joined by masterful free improvisers John Edwards on double bass and Mark Sanders for two live sets, released here in a limited 2-CD album, presenting the fire and range of all three players, from full-on aggressive and confrontational playing to deeply introspective.


Bailey, Derek / Evan Parker: The London Concert [VINYL]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 25841
Catalog Code: ROKURE 002LP
Country: UK
 
Price: $29.95



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Long out of print on both the Incus label where it was released in 1975, and on Evan Parker's psi imprint, this is a much needed reissue of the original configuration of this legendary album of UK free improvising guitarist Derek Bailey in concert with saxophonist Evan Parker on tenor and soprano, performing live at Wigmore Hall in London on 14 February 1975; essential.


Mikami, Kan / John Edwards / Alex Nielson: Live at Cafe Oto

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 25215
Catalog Code: ROKU 013CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $16.95



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More typically a solo performer, Japanese bluesman Kan Mikami has created a distinctive path for his voice, guitar and poetic lyrics; here he is propelled in an improvisational setting with two powerful UK players--John Edwards on bass and Alex Neilson on drums--captured live at London's Cafe Oto for a growling concert of finesse and brusque attitude.


Thomas, Pat: The Elephant Clock of Al Jazari [VINYL]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 24502
Catalog Code: ROKU 019LP
Country: UK
 
Price: $23.95



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Inspired by the automatic water clock invented by Iraq inventor, engineer, and father of robotics, Badi' al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari built in the 12th century, pianist Pat Thomas recorded these four exceptional improvisations of powerful solo piano with an unusual and inventive twist live at London's Cafe Oto in 2015.


Brotzmann, Peter / William Parker / Hamid Drake: Song Sentimentale [VINYL]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 22231
Catalog Code: ROKU 016LP
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $25.95



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One of a dual CD/LP release documenting three nights at London's Cafe Oto by the trio of Peter Brotzmann on reeds, William Parker on double bass, guembri, shakuhachi, and shenai, and Hamid Drake on drums, an incredible display of improvised music from three masters of the form.


Lee, Okkyung / Bill Orcutt: Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 21898
Catalog Code: ROKU 017LP
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $25.95



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Two string players who have developed distinctive improvisation styles--cellist Okkyung Lee and guitarist Bil Orcutt--meet for their first encounter at London's Cafe Oto, for an exultant and sophisticated duo showing intense skill and strong conversational powers.


Decoy with Joe Mcphee: Spontaneous Combustion [2 CDs]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 19599
Catalog Code: ROKU 002CD
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $16.95



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A 2 CD issue of the 2013 LP with 78 additional minutes, from the two day residency at UK's Cafe Oto of Decoy (bassist John Edwards, Alexander Hawkins on Hammond B3, and drummer Steve Nobles) with special guest Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet and alto sax.


lll人 (Daichi Yoshikawa / Paul Abbott / Seymour Wright): Gjerhan

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 19432
Catalog Code: ROKU 011LP
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $20.70



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The trio of Daichi Yoshikawa (feedback), Paul Abbott (drums) and Seymour Wright (sax) in two 20 minute excerpts from two separate performances at Cafe OTO in 2013, bare exuberant and exhilarating free improvisation on the cutting edge.


Brotzmann / Adasiewicz / Edwards / Noble: Mental Shake [VINYL]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 19082
Catalog Code: ROKU 010LP
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $23.95



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A return to the group that kick-started Otoroku - the veteran German reedsman and free jazz pioneer Peter Brotzmann with the long-running London bass/drums partnership of John Edwards and Steve Noble, recording at the last set of a two-day residency at Cafe OTO in 2013.


Brotzmann / Adasiewicz / Edwards / Noble: Mental Shake

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 19081
Catalog Code: ROKU 010CD
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $15.95



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A return to the group that kick-started Otoroku - the veteran German reedsman and free jazz pioneer Peter Brotzmann with the long-running London bass/drums partnership of John Edwards and Steve Noble, recording at the last set of a two-day residency at Cafe OTO in 2013.


Yoshihide, Otomo / Sachiko M / Evan Parker / John Edwards / Tony Marsh / John Butcher: Quintet/Sextet/Duos

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 18878
Catalog Code: ROKU 009CD
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $14.95



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The final night of Otomo and Sachiko's first residency at London's Cafe OTO in 2009 saw the pair joined by the long-running trio of Evan Parker, John Edwards and Tony Marsh and special guest John Butcher, for an exceptional set of creative improvisation.


Moore, Thurston & Mats Gustafsson: Vi Ar Alla Guds Slavar [VINYL]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 18200
Catalog Code: ROKU 007LP
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $27.95



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The long-running duo pairing of Mats Gustafsson (The Thing, Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, etc) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth, Chelsea Light Moving, Dream/Aktion Unit, etc) in a limited LP of power and sound.


Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards: The Worse The Better: Live at Cafe OTO, January 2010 [VINYL REPRESS]

Label: Otoroku
Product Code: 16016
Catalog Code: ROKU 001LP
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $27.95



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LP edition of the first set performed by the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Steve Noble and John Edwards at Cafe OTO in January 2010 during Brotzmann's first residency at the venue, and the first time this trio had played together.