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Baptista, Cyro: Macunaima
Baptista, Cyro:
Macunaima

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $17.95    




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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 )


Price: $11.95    




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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.

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

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $27.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $16.95    




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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 )


Price: $12.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $18.95    




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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.

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 )


Price: $25.95    




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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 )


Price: $19.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $14.95    




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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 )


Price: $16.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

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

(Recommended Records -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

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

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $18.95    




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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 )


Price: $12.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $14.95    




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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 )


Price: $12.95    




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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.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

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 )


Price: $12.95    




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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 )


Price: $17.95    




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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).

Tsahar, Assif / Tatsuya Nakatani: Come Sunday
Tsahar, Assif / Tatsuya Nakatani:
Come Sunday

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Performing at Astor Place in the East Village, NYC every Sunday for 3 years prior to this recording created the unique sound and tight interactions of these remarkable recordings.

Borbetomagus / Shaking Ray Levis: Coelacanth [10" VINYL]
Borbetomagus / Shaking Ray Levis:
Coelacanth [10" VINYL]

(Agaric -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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1991 collaboration between Shaking Ray Levis and Borbetomagus in an exquisite mix of over-amplified and otherwise bewilderingly fierce free improv.

Chrysakis / Villegas / Mayne: Palimpsesto
Chrysakis / Villegas / Mayne:
Palimpsesto

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


Price: $17.95    




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Thanos Chrysakis with Dario Villega and Oli Mayne in improvised set using electronics, prepared pianos, percussion, &c, a colored palimpset of sound.

Dadge, Chris: I'd Drive Your Ass Across The World, If I Had To
Dadge, Chris:
I'd Drive Your Ass Across The World, If I Had To

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Debut Solo recording from Calgary drummer/percussionist Chris Dadge, two medium length tracks of solo drumset improvisations with subtle and occasional amplification.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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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.

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

(Ruby Red Editora -- Portugal )


Price: $17.95    




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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.

Baptista, Cyro: Bluefly
Baptista, Cyro:
Bluefly

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A pop-infused psychedelic trip featuring Cyro with a huge lineup of superb musicians, lyrical improvisation with latin and world influences, with Baptista taking vocals over his eclectic and melodically embraceable music; a beautiful album to return to frequently.

Belisle-Chi, Gregg: KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne
Belisle-Chi, Gregg:
KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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After hearing Matt Mitchell's solo piano album performing the music of saxophonist Tim Berne, Brooklyn-based acoustic guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi asked himself how Berne's compositions would sound on his own instrument, reaching out to the composer for guidance as he went into the studio to interpret and record these 10 Berne compositions.

Bent Spoon Trio + 3: Dead Salems Dance in Their Ashtrays
Bent Spoon Trio + 3:
Dead Salems Dance in Their Ashtrays

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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The Bent Spoon Trio + 3 (Thom Golub, Jay Crocker, Danny Meichel) from their monthly series at Theatre Junction in Calgary.

Bopp, Christiane: Noyau de Lune
Bopp, Christiane:
Noyau de Lune

(Fou Records -- France )


Price: $13.95    




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A tour-de-force of solo improvisation from French trombonist Christiane Bopp, flawlessly captured by sound engineer Jean Marc Foussat, as Bopp transforms her instrument through technical skill, lyrical ability, and unusual technique, creating virtual duets, furtive expression, and thundering emotion, an absolutely impressive example of modern trombone language.

Brady, Tim : Music for Large Ensemble
Brady, Tim :
Music for Large Ensemble

(Starkland -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Premiere recordings of two major works from Canadian guitarist Tim Brady: "Desir" in 3 movements, a concerto for electric guitar and large chamber ensemble that showcases Brady's playing; and "Eight Songs about: Symphony # 7" where each song is a character in a fictional, subtle and ironic commentary about Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 premiered on August 9th, 1942.

Brainhack Musicbox (Bobrytsky / Lisovsky / Boldenko): Brownarium
Brainhack Musicbox (Bobrytsky / Lisovsky / Boldenko):
Brownarium

(Brainhack Musicbox -- Ukraine )


Price: $12.95    




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Each track named after a mythical Scottish character, the Ukrainian trio of Stanislav Bobrytsky on modular synth, Pavlo Lisovsky on tenor saxophone and Anton Boldenko on viola create a music merging free jazz principles with modular synthetic drone, creating an orchestral sound that still elucidates the detail of their uniquely orchestrated, rich sonic explorations.

Braxton, Anthony / Miya Masaoka: Duo (Dcwm) 2013 [2 CDs]
Braxton, Anthony / Miya Masaoka:
Duo (Dcwm) 2013 [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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Two performers who have stretched the boundaries of their instruments--Miya Masaoka on 12-string koto and Anthony Braxton on saxophones and software-based electronics--in subtle and unusual environments where each player fills the phrases of the other in unforseen ways.

Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet : Qui A Vu Ce Mystere...
Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet :
Qui A Vu Ce Mystere...

(Improvising Beings -- France )


Price: $13.95    




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Two large works of improvisation using electric guitar, synth and alto saxophone from the trio of Augustin Brousseloux, Jean-Marc Foussat, and Quentin Rollet, complex and evolving works with a psychedelic edge, blending experimental, rock and jazz into something truly unique.

Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Last Dream Of The Morning
Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
Last Dream Of The Morning

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A studio album between three UK master improvisers -- John Butcher on sax, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on drums -- the trio pushing the envelope in technique and dialog in nearly telepathic playing that transports the listener into their environment, as the music builds and releases in effortless ways that are stunning and exulant; highly recommended.

Dadge, Chris / Jonathon Wilcke: Three Live Pieces
Dadge, Chris / Jonathon Wilcke:
Three Live Pieces

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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With a 15 year history of collaboration, Bug Incision label leader Chris Dadge joins with fellow Calgary free improviser Jonathon Wilcke on saxophone for an album of live performances in their home city, two performances from Parlour and one at Local 510, showing strong rapport in their duo of uniquely unconventional percussion and lyrically quirky sax.

Dadge, Chris: A Moth That Smiles As It Burns Is Better Than You
Dadge, Chris:
A Moth That Smiles As It Burns Is Better Than You

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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A live recording of a solo performance from percussionist/Bug Incision label leader Chris Dadge live at Weeds Cafe in Calgary on percussion, violin, and acoustic guitar.

East-West Collective (Petit / Ochs / Masaoka / Fengxia / Kassap): Humeurs
East-West Collective (Petit / Ochs / Masaoka / Fengxia / Kassap):
Humeurs

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Bridging the East and West, with Miya Masaoka on koto and Xu Fengxia on guzheng representing the East, and Larry Ochs on sax, Didier Petite on cello, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinet representing the West; exhiliarating and exotic global improvisation.

Empty Cage Quartet: Gravity
Empty Cage Quartet:
Gravity

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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The Empty Cage Quartet in 2 compositions that incorporate improvisational systems based on harmonic palindromes & melodic sequences derived from the cycles of the Mayan calendar

Fielder, Alvin / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith : The Shape Finds Its Own Space
Fielder, Alvin / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith :
The Shape Finds Its Own Space

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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West Coast double bassist and mid-west drummer Alvin Fielder meet Norways saxophonist Frode Gjerstad at the 2016 No Idea Festival in Austin, TX, opening the festival with this remarkable display of free improvisation, a seething and burning set from these veteran players.

Fleischhaker-Munro: German Witchcraft
Fleischhaker-Munro:
German Witchcraft

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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The debut studio recordings from Calgary, Canada's Mark Fleischhaker and Scott Munro, electronically manipulated vocals with a loose sense of the word.

Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...): La Regle <i>[Used Item]</i>
Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...):
La Regle [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $12.00    




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Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.

Hetu, Joane: Recits de Neige
Hetu, Joane:
Recits de Neige

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Pieces in 4 movements - Snow; Never Cold; Gusts; Landscapes - performed by Ensemble SuperMusique: Joane Hetu, Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Pierre Tanguay, Scott Thomson & Alexandre St-Onge.

Johansson, Sven-Ake / Alexander Von Schlippenbach : Schraubenlieder [VINYL]
Johansson, Sven-Ake / Alexander Von Schlippenbach :
Schraubenlieder [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $22.95    




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Drummer Sven-Ake Johansson is also a poet, writer and visual artist; here he joined forced with Alexander von Schlippenbach in 1988 to record these songs, never previously released, sung in German and English, for a set of 9 fascinating narrations that engage the listener independent of language, as von Schlippenbach improvises with prodigious technique.

 

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