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Baptista, Cyro: Macunaima Baptista, Cyro:
Macunaima

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A key member of the New York downtown, Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista features a new quartet of you downtown players in dynamic and adventurous music!

Zorn, John Bar Kokhba Sextet: Lucifer: The Book Of Angels Volume 10 Zorn, John Bar Kokhba Sextet:
Lucifer: The Book Of Angels Volume 10

(Tzadik -- USA )

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This Book of Angels release is the first recording in 10 years from this Masada ensemble blending Sephardic and Ashkenazi sonorities with latin, surf, world music and more.

Bell, Clive / Bechir Saade: An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney Bell, Clive / Bechir Saade:
An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Shakuhachi duets from veteran player Clive Bell and Lebanese improviser Bechir Saade recorded in England, 2007; lyrical, haunting and unexpected.

Bent Spoon Trio: lost in a chinese attic Bent Spoon Trio:
lost in a chinese attic

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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A summer 2007 show of the Bent Spoon Trio recorded in an underground tunnel in Calgary, here joined by reed player Danny Meichel.

Bley, Paul : 12 (+6) In A Row Bley, Paul :
12 (+6) In A Row

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Master improviser and pianist Paul Bley along, in duo and trio with reedist Hans Koch and flugelhornist Franz Koglmann.

Brady, Tim : Topology: Scat Brady, Tim :
Topology: Scat

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Tim Brady in an extraordinary collaboration mixing his rhythmic, jazz-influenced chamber music with Australia's dynamic and virtuosic Topology ensemble.

Brainville 3 (Allen / Hopper / Cutler): Trial By Headline Brainville 3 (Allen / Hopper / Cutler):
Trial By Headline

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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Gong meets Cow meets Soft Machine in the revised version of Brainville (3), playing a mix of extended songs and instrumental numbers live in Berlin, London and Tel Aviv.

Braxton, Anthony / Morris, Joe : 4 Improvisations (Duets) 2007 Braxton, Anthony / Morris, Joe :
4 Improvisations (Duets) 2007

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Clean Feed's 100th release is a 4-disc set of multi-reedist Anthony Braxton and guitarist Joe Morris, two masters playing completely improvised pieces.

Brown Ensemble, Rob: Crown Trunk Root Funk Brown Ensemble, Rob:
Crown Trunk Root Funk

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Frequent William Parker sideman alto saxophonist Rob Brown on his 1st Aum Fidelity solo record, studio recordings of the ensemble he put together for the 2006 Vision Festival.

Butcher, John / John Edwards: Optic Butcher, John / John Edwards:
Optic

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Dadge, Chris / Rachael Wadham: 100 Silk Buttons from the Room Upstairs Dadge, Chris / Rachael Wadham:
100 Silk Buttons from the Room Upstairs

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Chris Dadge & Rachael Wadham, who toured in 2007 in support of Peter Evans, play piano and percussion augmented with found objects, violin, percussion and junk.

Empty Cage Quartet: Stratostrophic Empty Cage Quartet:
Stratostrophic

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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West Coast jazz musicians Mears, Tiner, Kikuchi and Johnson in a fiery set of original compositions from shuffle swing to free jazz blowouts, liner notes by Leo Smith.

Fields Freetet, Scott : Bitter Love Songs Fields Freetet, Scott :
Bitter Love Songs

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Extended harmolodic free-jazz following the classic models of Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy using odd time signatures, beats, and quirky turn-arounds.

Furt plus: Equals Furt plus:
Equals

(psi -- Great Britain )

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The followup to Furt's expanded format as heard on Spin Networks in 2005, in electroacoustic trios with John Butcher, Phil Minton, Rhodri Davies, Ute Wassermann, &c.

Heumen, Robert van : Fury Heumen, Robert van :
Fury

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Dutch improviser van Heumen (N Collective, OfficeR, &c.) in a dynamic and shifting solo work of laptop electronics, noise textures, and text.

Johansson, Sven-Ake / Doerner, Axel / Neumann, Andrea : Barcelona Series Johansson, Sven-Ake / Doerner, Axel / Neumann, Andrea :
Barcelona Series

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95

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London & Glasgow Improvisers Orchestras: Separately & Together (Freedom of the City 2007) London & Glasgow Improvisers Orchestras:
Separately & Together (Freedom of the City 2007)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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The complete Freedom Of The City 2007, 1st The London Improvisers Orchestra alone, then the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (invited by Evan Parker) then both together.

Lossing, Russ / John Hebert: Line Up Lossing, Russ / John Hebert:
Line Up

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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After a decade of playing together pianist Lossing and bassist Herbert release this duo album relfecting their close musical kinship and friendship.

Maksymenko, Michael : Businesscide Maksymenko, Michael :
Businesscide

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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Maksymenko, founder of the Swedish Beefheart influenced band Kraljursastalten, in a solo release with that band, and with Henry Kaiser, Drumbo French, Sten Standell, &c.

Miners Of Banal: Miners Of Banal, The Miners Of Banal:
Miners Of Banal, The

(ReR/SLAG AX99 -- Great Britain )

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Reissue of this long lost record joining Bill Golonis (The Work) with members of Ne Zhedali and Bing Selfish himself in a set of unusual and oddly literate songs.

Parker, Evan: Conic Sections Parker, Evan:
Conic Sections

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Evan Parker's followup to The Snake Decides is this live recording of saxophone solos from 1989 recorded in the Holywell Music Room by Michael Gerzon.

Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore: A Calculus of Loss Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore:
A Calculus of Loss

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Ken Vandermark associate bass clarinetist Jason Stein in a trio with Kevin Davis and Mike Pride playing a set of Stein original compositions.

Sun Ra: Media Dreams Sun Ra:
Media Dreams

(Art Yard -- Great Britain )

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Drawn from 3 classic 70's Sun Ra records, these quartet settings mix Sun Ra's electronics with great rhythmic and instrumental jazz, visionary and still futuristic music.

Tickmayer, Stevan Kovacs: Cold Peace Counterpoints Tickmayer, Stevan Kovacs:
Cold Peace Counterpoints

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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A suite of fiendishly complex compositions for mixed real (Bob Drake, Chris Cutler, Djorge Delibasic, Pegja Milosavljevic) and virtual resources.

Zorn, John: The Dreamers Zorn, John:
The Dreamers

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Performed by the players from Electric Masada, The Dreamers combines a lifetime of Zorn's passion for wide-ranging styles and genres in amazing grooves and hooks.

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette Bley / Koglmann / Peacock:
Annette

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Parker, William - The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield: I Plan To Stay A Believer [2 CDs] Parker, William - The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield:
I Plan To Stay A Believer [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Parker's definitive document of his Curtis Mayfield songbook project with Hamid Drake, Dave Burrell, Sabir Mateen, Darryl Foster & Amiri Baraka, promoting Mayfield's positive messages of hope and fortitude.

Yellow6: No Memories, Only Photographs Yellow6:
No Memories, Only Photographs

(Silber -- USA )

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British guitarist Jon Attwood's Yellow6 solo project finds him performing on guitar, bass, electronics, and drum programming for a beautiful album of shoegaze rock with elements of minimalist, electronica, and ambient sound.

Ochs, Larry: The Fictive Five Ochs, Larry:
The Fictive Five

(Tzadik -- USA )

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West Coast multi-reedist and founding member of the Rova Sax Quartet Larry Ochs leads this impressive free improvising quintet patterned after the New York Contemporary Five, with the superb lineup of Nate Wooley, Harris Eisenstadt, Pascal Niggenkemper, and Ken Filiano.

Blake, Ran with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy: That Certain Feeling Blake, Ran with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy:
That Certain Feeling

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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2010 master of this 1990 classic, not your average book of standards, pianist Blake takes an unusual and broad take on Gershwin with the help of saxophonists Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy.

Mitsuru, Tabata: We All Gonna Face The Rising Sun Mitsuru, Tabata:
We All Gonna Face The Rising Sun

(Ruby Red Editora -- Portugal )

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Boredoms, Acid Mothers Temple and KK Null guitarist Mitusuru Tabata in a solo release of subtle loops, backward tapes, drones, and tripped out effects.

One Might Add: Sailing Team One Might Add:
Sailing Team

(Ruby Red Editora -- Portugal )

Price: $7.18

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Home made electronics and percussion in a uniquely psychedelic duo from Portugese underground musicians Alberto Arruda and Ruben Costa.

Vigroux, Franck: Triste Lilas Vigroux, Franck:
Triste Lilas

(D'Autres Cordes -- France )

Price: $6.38

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Dark free improv embracing electro-acoustic principles and dark narrative content, a sort of improvised musique-concréte using a wide sonic palette.

Yonkers, Michael: No Kidding Yonkers, Michael:
No Kidding

(Ruby Red Editora -- Portugal )

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Former Sub Pop noise recording artist, guitarist Yonkers (Microminiature Love) in 11 tracks of ferocious and fierce effected electric guitar work.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs] Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $23.95

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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre dÕAlfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $19.95

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Yes Deer: Get Your Glitter Jacket [VINYL] Yes Deer:
Get Your Glitter Jacket [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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The Norwegian & Danish freejazz-noise-rock trio Yes Deer of Anders Vestergaard on drums, Karl Bjora on guitar and Signe Dahlgreen on sax, in their second album of high energy, cacophonous and brutally joyful (they say "enthusiastic despair") collective improvisation.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Eastley / Halliwell / Parker / Wastell: a life saved by a spider and two doves Eastley / Halliwell / Parker / Wastell:
a life saved by a spider and two doves

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three extended improvisations documenting the first meeting of an exciting and unexpected electro-acoustic quartet with a unique sound and instrumentation.

Kodjabashia, Nikola: The Most Of Now Kodjabashia, Nikola:
The Most Of Now

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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An exquisite and subtle new composition by Macedonian composer Nikola Kodjbashaia realised by an ensemble of exemplary instrumentalists in a unique musical landscape.

Sharp, Elliott: Octal: Book One (Clean Feed Guitar Series Vol. 2) Sharp, Elliott:
Octal: Book One (Clean Feed Guitar Series Vol. 2)

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Elliot Sharp takes on his own compositions, playing them on a custom-made electroacoustic guitarbass, a hollow-body guitar with 2 bass strings.

Wright, Jack / Pensado / Wright / Lak: Crunch Wright, Jack / Pensado / Wright / Lak:
Crunch

(Spring Garden Music -- USA )

Price: $11.95

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The free improvising quartet of Jack Wright on alto and soprano sax with three electronic artists--Andrea Pensado, Stephanie Lak, and Walter Wright--recording in the studio in Philadelphia PA for two extended pieces of unusual character and dynamic.

Flinn, Stephen: Architect of Adversity Flinn, Stephen:
Architect of Adversity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Arizona based percussionist Flinn, who has worked with Tim Perkis, Noah Phillips, in a solo work for drums, percussion and voice.

Evil Eye (Moritz / Pride / Wooley / Filiano): Doin' It All For My Baby Evil Eye (Moritz / Pride / Wooley / Filiano):
Doin' It All For My Baby

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

Price: $10.00

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Hard edged and incredibly skilled NY jazz players Wooley, Moritz, Filiano and Pride in their 2nd studio recording, mixed by Jamie Saft; great baby pig insert.

Kretzmer's, Yoni New Dilemma (Kretzmer / Loriot / Hoffamn / Sinton / Niggenkemper / Van Hemmen): Mon Kretzmer's, Yoni New Dilemma (Kretzmer / Loriot / Hoffamn / Sinton / Niggenkemper / Van Hemmen):
Months, Weeks and Days [2 CDs]

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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The 2nd album for NY-based saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer's Chamber-Improv ensemble New Dilemma with Frantz Loriot (viola), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Josh Sinton (bass clarinet), Pascal Niggenkemper (double bass) and Flin Van Hemmen (drums), investigating "the intricacies differentiating and combining the written and the improvised continue with further depth and chance".

XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot): Pah' XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot):
Pah'

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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The duo of Paul Abbot on drum kits, percussion & computer, and Seymour Wright on alto saxophone and feedback, in a massive edge-of-your seat live recording from London's Cafe Oto in 2015, a mix of brutal and beautiful playing with unexpected and surprising twists.

Chrysakis / Slaven / O'Sullivan / Wigens: Zafiros en el Barro Chrysakis / Slaven / O'Sullivan / Wigens:
Zafiros en el Barro

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Intricate and beautifully paced electroacoustic improv from the quartet of Thanos Chrysakis (laptop, synth & radio), Ken Slaven (berimbu, autoharp, violin), James O'Sullivan (guitar) and Jerry Wigens (clarinet & mandolin).

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $18.95

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fisher, Colin Quartet:
Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of C Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

Price: $16.95

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The 5th release from the trio of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino, guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi on wineglass and percussion is an introspective and beautifully developed set recorded live at their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL] Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

Price: $20.95

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Stochastic music for percussion and synthesizers from New York avant conceptualist and keyboardist Charlemagne Palestine, here on piano & electronics, with the Italian duo Trrma' of Giovanni Todisco on percussion and Guiseppe Candiano on synth, in two side-long works of irregular rhythm, complexity and dissonance that build and recede in a suspenseful journey.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.