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Mitchell, Matt : Phalanx Ambassadors

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 27534
Catalog Code: Pi 81
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The sophisticated compositions of New York pianist Matt Mitchell on piano, also performing on synthesizer, are heard in this quintet with Miles Okazaki on electric & acoustic guitars, Patricia Brennan on vibraphone & marimba, Kim Cass on bass, and Kate Gentile on drums & percussion, a challenging album that rewards through intensity and incredible detail.


Art Ensemble of Chicago, The : We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration [2 CDS]

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 27399
Catalog Code: Pi 80
Country: USA
 
Price: $17.95



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Marking 50 years for Chicago's most important and innovative ensembles, formed in 1969 to advance creative musicians as part of the AACM, is this tribute to and based on music written by late members Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, and Joseph Jarman, performed by 15 innovative musicians young and old, and presented in 2 CDs: one in the studio and one live at the 2018 Edgefest.


Webber, Anna: Clockwise

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 26971
Catalog Code: Pi 79
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Wind player and composer Anna Weber pays homage to 20th Century composers' works for percussion, using Xenakis, Feldman, Varese, Stockhausen, Babbitt & Cage as influences in compositions leaving room for improvisation from her septet of Jeremy Viner (sax & clarinet), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Matt Mitchell (piano), Chris Tordini (bass), and Ches Smith (drums).


Virelles, David: Igbo Alakorin (The Singer's Grove) Vol. I & II

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 26608
Catalog Code: Pi 78
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Cuban born NY pianist David Virelles documents the musicians of his birthplace, Santiago de Cuba, home to musical styles such as son, changui, nengon, and conga, in two distinct projects: Volume I, where Virelles introduces Orquesta Luz de Oriente tracing the roots of the Cuban big band tradition; and Volume II, reinterpreting the piano music of iconic pianist Antonio Maria Romeu.


Finlayson, Jonathan : 3 Times Round

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 26504
Catalog Code: Pi 77
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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With a frontline of Jonathan Finlays on on trumpet, Steve Lehmanon alto saxophone and Brian Settles on tenor saxophone and flute, plus three members from Finlayson's band Sicilian Defense--Matt Mitchell on piano, John Hebert on bass and Craig Weinrib on drums--"3 Times" features intricate counterpoint, interlocking rhythmic complexity, gorgeous harmonies and strong melodies.


Coleman's, Steve Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 26255
Catalog Code: PI 69
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse brings together 9 musicians in a chamber jazz setting without a drum set--Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jen Shyu (vocals), Matt Mitchell (piano), Mara Grand (tenor sax), Rane Moore (clarinet), Kristin Lee (violin), Greg Chudzik (bass), and Neeraj Mehta (percussion)--performing 9 of Coleman's sophisticated original compositions.


Coleman, Steve and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. I (The Embedded Sets) [2 CDs]

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 26254
Catalog Code: Pi 76
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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With his earliest and most current performance history tied to the enduring Manhattan jazz club The Village Vanguard, alto saxophonist Steve Coleman records his Five Elements in a 2017 live show with Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Miles Okazaki on guitar, Anthony Tidd on bass, and Sean Rickman on drums for a fiery, exuberant and masterful concert of modern jazz.


Threadgill, Henry : Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 25821
Catalog Code: Pi 75
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Composer Henry Threadgill's Double Up band does not include Threadgill himself, but for this second release with the group he adds a 3rd piano (also doubling on harmonium) alongside two alto saxophones, cello, tuba, drums and percussion, the octet performing Threadgill's complex yet effortlessly intricate and distinctive compositions that allow his performers to shine.


Threadgill, Henry 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg: Dirt... And More Dirt

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 25820
Catalog Code: Pi 73
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Composer, saxophonist and flutist Henry Threadgill presents 2 full-length works for his 15 piece band "14 or 15 Kestra: Agg", as he explores new ways of integrating composition with group improvisation, here using an entirely new system of improvisation based on preconceived series of intervals realized in multi-layered counterpoint, rigorous polyphony, and timbral contrasts.


Okazaki, Miles: Trickster

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 23802
Catalog Code: PI 68
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Intricate interplay in modern jazz from guitarist Miles Okazaki in a quartet with fellow New Yorkers Craig Taborn on piano, Anthony Tidd on bass, and Sean Rickman on drums--Tidd and Rickman his compatriots in Steve Coleman and Five Elements--performing Okazaki's playfully complex and innovative compositions that drive some serious grooves.


Threadgill, Henry & Zooid: In for a Penny, In for a Pound [VINYL]

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 23047
Catalog Code: PI 58LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $25.95



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Henry Threadgill's new epic work in four movements written specifically to feature each of the musicians in Zooid: "Ceroepic" for Elliott Kavee (drums), "Dosepic" for Christopher Hoffman (cello), "Tresepic" for Jose Davila (trombone & tuba), and "Unoepic" for Liberty Ellman (guitar).


Finlayson, Jonathan / Sicilian Defense: Moving Still

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 22663
Catalog Code: PI 67
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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NY trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson's 2nd Pi album, in a quintet with pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist John Hebert, guitarist Miles Okazaki, and drummer Craig Weinrib, for 6 original lyrical compositions with captivating progressions and top notch soloing making great modern jazz.


Lehman, Steve (feat. HPrizm / Gaston Bandimic / Maciek Lasserre): Selebeyone

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 22361
Catalog Code: PI 66
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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NY saxophonist Steve Lehman merges his sophisticated jazz roots with the experimental hip-hop community, including French saxophonist Maciek Lasserre, vocalists HPrizm & Gaston Bandimic alongside bassist Drew Gress, drummer Damion Reid, and pianist Carlos Homs.


Sorey, Tyshawn: The Inner Spectrum of Variables [2 CDs]

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 22071
Catalog Code: Pi 65
Country: USA
 
Price: $18.95



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New York drummer Tyshawn Sorey's impressive work for double trio is an ambitious chamber jazz composition using multiple harmonic, formal, rhythmic, and modal vocabularies in an exploratory and improvisational framework, inspired by the work of Lawrence D. Butch Morris.


Threadgill, Henry Ensemble Double Up: Old Locks and Irregular Verbs

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 21787
Catalog Code: PI 64
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Henry Threadgill's tribute to friend, composer-conductor Lawrence D. Butch Morris, in a detailed 4-part work with an excellent set of improvisers: Henry Threadgill, Jose Davila, Jason Moran, Christopher Hoffman, David Virelles, Roman Filiu, Curtis Macdonald, and Craig Weinrib.


Weiss, Dan Large Ensemble: Sixteen: Drummers Suite

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 21786
Catalog Code: PI 63
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The follow-up to drummer/composer Dan Weiss's release "Fourteen" presents a larger ensemble taking on jazz, world music, prog rock, contemporary classical music and more in compositions named for drummers, with a diverse orchestration of acoustic and unconventional instruments.


Mitchell, Matt Quartet: Vista Accumulation [2 CDs]

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 21264
Catalog Code: Pi 62
Country: USA
 
Price: $18.95



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NY pianist and composer Matt Mitchell's quartet with reedist Chris Speed, bassist Christopher Tordini, and drummer Dan Weiss for an album of long-form improvisation that reflects on jazz tradition while expanding the possibilities between composition and improvisation.


Shyu, Jen & Jade Tongue: Sounds and Cries of the World

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 21256
Catalog Code: PI 61
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Experimental jazz vocalist and pianist Jen Shyu with her Jade Tongue band of Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Mat Maneri on viola, Thomas Morgan on bass, and Dan Weiss on drums in an intimate album that incorporates world traditions, instruments and languages.


Ellman, Liberty Sextet: Radiate

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 21083
Catalog Code: Pi 60
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Guitarist Liberty Ellman leads a sextet with Steve Lehman (alto sax), Jose Davila (tuba), Stephan Crump (bass), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) and Damon Reid (drums) in a diverse collection of eight original compositions of energetic, lyrical and informed NY jazz.


ElSaffar, Amir Two Rivers Ensemble: Crisis

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 20401
Catalog Code: PI 59
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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NY trumpeter Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble, exploring the juncture between jazz and music of the Middle East through sophisticated and lyrically stunning music, here focusing on revolution, civil war, and sectarian violence; a culture's struggle for survival.


Threadgill, Henry & Zooid: In for a Penny, In for a Pound [2 CDs]

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 20400
Catalog Code: PI 58
Country: USA
 
Price: $18.95



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Henry Threadgill's new epic work in four movements written specifically to feature each of the musicians in Zooid: "Ceroepic" for Elliott Kavee (drums), "Dosepic" for Christopher Hoffman (cello), "Tresepic" for Jose Davila (trombone & tuba), and "Unoepic" for Liberty Ellman (guitar).


Coleman, Steve & the Council of Balance: Synovial Joints

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 20399
Catalog Code: PI 57
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Composer and alto saxophonist Steve Coleman in a superb modern jazz album, written by applying characteristics of human synovial joints to compositional process, and using "camouflage orchestration" to orchestrate players into the fore-, middle- and background.


Sorey, Tyshawn Trio: Alloy

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 19773
Catalog Code: PI 56
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Drummer Tyshawn Sorey's trio with bassist Christopher Tordine and pianist Cory Smythe in an album dedicated to Butch Morris and to his mother; intelligent and pensively restrained through-composed jazz influenced by modern composition as much as the history of the jazz trio.


Lehman, Steve Octet: Mise En Abime

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 19110
Catalog Code: PI 54
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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NY saxophonist Steve Lehman builds on his work with spectral harmony, expanding the harmonic palette with live electronics & a custom-built vibraphone, in an octet with Jonathan Finlayson, Mark Shim, Tim Albright, Chris Dingman, Jose Davila, Drew Gress & Tyshawn Sorey.


Ribot, Marc Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 18975
Catalog Code: PI 53CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Marc Ribot's highly anticipated debut as a leader in a band with Henry Grimes on bass and Chad Taylor on drums, performing at the iconic Village Vanguard, with material including Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, &c.


Weiss, Dan: Fourteen

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 18742
Catalog Code: Pi 52
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Fourteen musicians perform drummer Dan Weiss' ambitious compositional project, a through-composed work featuring an ensemble with guitar, horns, voices, harp, piano, organ, bass and percussion, with players including Weiss, Matt Mitchell, Judith Berkson, David Binney, &c. &c.


ElSaffar, Amir: Alchemy

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 18189
Catalog Code: Pi 51
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The latest chapter in trumpeter Amir ElSaffar's continuing investigation into the tonal systems of Middle Eastern cultures within a jazz context, in a quintet with Ole Mathisen (sax), John Escreet (piano), Francois Moutin (bass) & Dan Weiss (drums).


Iyer, Vijay & Mike Ladd: Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 18109
Catalog Code: Pi 49
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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An intense look at veterans of color from the last decade's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan performed with lyricist Mike Ladd, Maurice Decaul, Lynn Hill, Guillermo & Pamela Z, plus the band of Liberty Ellman (guitar), Kassa Overall (drums) and Okkyung Lee (cello).


Mitchell, Matt: Fiction

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 17949
Catalog Code: PI 50
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The debut recording from NY pianist Matt Mitchell, in a duo with drummer Ches Smith on drums, percussion & vibes, 15 inventive original compositions written to push Mitchell's technical skills in improvisational settings, each an ingenious little puzzle.


Finlayson, Jonathan & Sicilian Defense: Moment and the Message

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 17666
Catalog Code: PI 48
Country: USA
 
Price: $17.95



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A member of alto saxophonist Steve Coleman's band Five Elements, this is the debut album from a trumpeter widely admired for his ability to tackle cutting-edge musical concepts with confidence and great skill.


Coleman, Steve & Five Elements: Functional Arrhythmias

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 17468
Catalog Code: pi 47
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Alto saxophonist Steve Coleman takes his long-standing M-Base band Five Elements ongoing study into patterns found in nature in an album of music reflecting the irrational rhythms found in healthy human heartbeat patterns.


Virelles, David: Continuum

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 16914
Catalog Code: Pi 46
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Cuban-born pianist David Virelles in a collaborative effort with legendary drummer Andrew Cyrille, bassist Ben Street, and Cuban folkloric percussionist/poet Roman Diaz, inspired by various aspects of Afro-Cuban religious practices.


Rivers / Holland / Altschul: Reunion: Live in New York [2 CDs]

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 16614
Catalog Code: Pi 45
Country: USA
 
Price: $18.95



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After 25 years, saxophonist, flutist, and pianist Sam Rivers reunites his groundbreaking trio of Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums for a fully improvised concert at Miller Theatre.


Modirzadeh, Hafez: Post-Chromodal Out!

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 16613
Catalog Code: Pi 44
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The next step in Iranian-American saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh's quest to create a seamless cross-cultural exchange of musical structures between the Persian dastgah and American jazz.


Threadgill Zooid, Henry: Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Spp

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 16232
Catalog Code: Pi 43
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Henry Threadgill and his Zooid band follow up the 2 part "This Bring Us To" series with this exceptional album of NY jazz, abstracting the jazz idiom in persuasive and stunning ways through great writing and playing.


ElSaffar, Amir: Inana

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 15877
Catalog Code: PI 41
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar and his quintet expand the sonic possibilities of jazz by building on the modal music of the Iraqi maqam, adding a microtonal harmonic and melodic language influenced by the pitch-flexibility of Middle Eastern music.


Sorey, Tyshawn: Oblique-I

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 15876
Catalog Code: PI 40
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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10 compositions from drummer Tyshawn Sorey's creative quartet/quintet repertoire "41 Compositions", created as a series of platforms for improvisation, here performed with Loren Stillman, Todd Neufeld, John Escreet & Chris Tordini.


Lehman, Steve Trio, feat. Matt Brewer and Damion Reid: Dialect Fluorescent

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 15875
Catalog Code: PI 42
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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With his new trio with bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Damion Reid, saxophonist Lehman combines his own original compositions with a full program of works by jazz legends like John Coltrane and Jackie McLean.


Shyu, Jen + Mark Dresser: Synastry

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 15000
Catalog Code: PI 39
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Vocalist Jen Shyu and master bassist Mark Dresser in a duo exploring opportunities for space and sound, texture and styles, through informed songs that include texts by Li Po and Ge Hong.


Coleman, Steve and Five Elements: The Mancy of Sound

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 14756
Catalog Code: PI 38
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Steve Coleman and Five Elements with Tim Albright, Tyshawn Sorey, Jen Shyu, &c., in an album incorporating the saxophonist's lifetime of researchg into cycles found in nature and astronomy.


Abrams, Muhal Richard : SoundDance

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 14210
Catalog Code: PI 37
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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A double CD of pianist Muhal Richard Abrams, the first in duo with saxophonist Fred Anderson, and the second with trombonist George Lewis, also on laptop, celebrating Abram's 80th birthday!


Threadgill, Henry Zooid: This Brings Us To, Volume II

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 13574
Catalog Code: PI 36
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Threadgill's 2nd Volume with Jose Davila, Liberty Ellman, Elliot Humberto Kavee, and Stomu Takeishi, intelligent and cutting-edge music exploring the boundaries of composition & improvisation.


Mahanthappa, Rudresh and Bunky Green: Apex

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 13378
Catalog Code: Pi 35
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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A blazing collaboration between alto saxophonists Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green in an all-star band with pianist Jason Moran, bassist Francois Moutin and drummers Damion Reid and Jack DeJohnette.


Ribot, Marc: Silent Movies

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 13377
Catalog Code: Pi 34
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Guitarist Ribot in a gorgeous and contemplative album of adaptations of music he has written for films, for classic silent movies, and that he scored for his personal amusement and imagination.


Coleman, Steve and Five Elements: Harvesting Semblances and Affinities

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 13064
Catalog Code: PI 33
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Saxophonist Coleman's 1st US label release in 9 years, 6 original compositions of complex, constantly shifting rhythms that convey a fundamental sense of groove from his 6 piece band.


ElSaffar, Amir and Hafez Modirzadeh: Radif Suite

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 12714
Catalog Code: PI 32
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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An important new recording in the continuing advancement of jazz from the trumpeter Amir ElSaffar and tenor saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh.


Threadgill, Henry Zooid: This Brings Us To, Volume I

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 11972
Catalog Code: PI 31
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Henry Threadgill's Zooid with Liberty Ellman, Jose Davila, Stomu Takeishi and Elliot Kavee in all new Threadgill compositions, important and influential modern jazz!


Lehman, Steve: Travail, Transformation and Flow

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 11766
Catalog Code: PI 30
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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NY saxophonist Steve Lehman's Octet integrates delicate and highly nuanced spectral harmonies into meticulously crafted rhythmic settings, advanced and compelling jazz.


Wilkes, Corey & Abstrakt Pulse: Cries From Tha Ghetto

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 11765
Catalog Code: Pi 29
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Chicago trumpeter Wilkes, who plays in El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and Exploding Star Orchestra, in his own Abstrakt Pulse sextet, a modern take on mid-60s jazz.


Mahanthappa, Rudresh: Kinsmen

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 10412
Catalog Code: PI 28
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's "Kinsmen" is a groundbreaking project that melds jazz with South Indian music into a single organic whole.