The Squid's Ear Magazine
April 2008


 
Adkins, Michael Quartet: Rotator
Adkins, Michael Quartet:
Rotator

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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New York tenor saxophonist and composer Michael Adkins with his quartet including Paul Motian on drums in a set of 9 original compositions.

Bent Spoon Duo, The: out there in the sea
Bent Spoon Duo, The:
out there in the sea

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Bug Incision's Bent Spoon Duo, in a release as part of the Micro Editions Series, in a performance of Chris Dadge and Scott Munro live in Vancouver, Feb 2008.

Cosottini, Miro / Tonino Miano: The Curvature of Pace
Cosottini, Miro / Tonino Miano:
The Curvature of Pace

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $10.39    




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The first release on the pianist and composer Tonino Miano's new Impressus label is a like-minded, far-ranging and imaginative duo with trumper Mirio Costonnin.

Demand, Sascha / Hannes Wienert: Sirenen & Bluten
Demand, Sascha / Hannes Wienert:
Sirenen & Bluten

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Unusual experimental and highly charged improvisation on electric guitar, trumpet, saxophone, trumpsaz, sheng, tubes from the duo of Sascha Demand & Hannes Wienert.

Drake, Hamid / Bindu: Blissful
Drake, Hamid / Bindu:
Blissful

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Drake & Bindu brings the rhythmic world of Drake, William Parker and Josh Abrams together with Joe Morris and Dee Alexander on works based on Ramprasad poems.

Evans, Peter / Tom Blancarte: [sparks]
Evans, Peter / Tom Blancarte:
[sparks]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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NYC trumpeter Peter Evans and bassist Tom Blancarte play very experimental improvisation pushing the boundries, density and speed of free improv interaction.

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.

Foschia, Jacques : Clair Obscur
Foschia, Jacques :
Clair Obscur

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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London Improviser Orchestra peer Jacques Foschia in a double CD of solo clarinet works extending the instrument's range, performed in the studio & live in Brussels & London.

Fujii Orchestra, Satoko: South Wind
Fujii Orchestra, Satoko:
South Wind

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $18.95    




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Satoko Fujii Orchestra in original compositions, an amazing lineup of mostly New York players including Steven Bersteain, Herb Robertson, Briggan Krause, etc.

Fujii Quartet, Satoko: Minerva
Fujii Quartet, Satoko:
Minerva

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Fujii, Satoko / Bley, Paul: Something About Water
Fujii, Satoko / Bley, Paul:
Something About Water

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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8 remarkable and collaborative duets from pianists Satoko Fujii and free jazz legend Paul Bley, and 3 lovely solo pieces of extended technique and color.

Hub, The: Boundary Layer
Hub, The:
Boundary Layer

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $21.00    




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Triple CD of electro-acoustic improvisers The Hub (Bischoff/Brown/Perkis/&c), a document covering 3 decades of activity with photos, tech diagrams and writings.

Kerbaj / Ulher / Sehnaoui: 3:1
Kerbaj / Ulher / Sehnaoui:
3:1

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Unusual acoustic improvisations from this double trumpet and acoustic guitar trio, creating music with electronic impressions and odd sound organization.

Lambkin, Graham  / Lescalleet, Jason: The Breadwinner
Lambkin, Graham / Lescalleet, Jason:
The Breadwinner

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Recorded at Graham Lambkin house, the duo treated the entire building and surrounding grounds as a studio in "musical settings for common environments and domestic situations".

Lowe, Frank : Black Beings
Lowe, Frank :
Black Beings

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Reissue and remaster of this 1973 album from Frank Lowe with William Parker, Joseph Jarman and "The Wizard", restoring 15 minutes of material thought to have been lost.

Mayas / Galvez / Nutters / Olsen: On Creative Sources (Hail Satan)
Mayas / Galvez / Nutters / Olsen:
On Creative Sources (Hail Satan)

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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European improvisers & associates with an amazing international network of well-known performers, in an improvising quartet of profound acoustic interaction.

Mengis Manuel, Gruppe 6: The Pond
Mengis Manuel, Gruppe 6:
The Pond

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Swiss trumpeter Manuel Mangis and his Gruppe 6 in 4 extended original compositions of post-Bop acumen and rollicking audacity in intrepid improvisation.

Nakamura, Toshimaru  / English (Joe Foster / Bonnie Jones): One Day
Nakamura, Toshimaru / English (Joe Foster / Bonnie Jones):
One Day

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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EA-improv minimalist Toshimaru Nakamura with English (Joe Foster/Bonnie Jones) in a recording made in Tokyo while the three were touring South Korea and Japan in 2007.

Parkins / Bruttin / Tara / Obertova: quick-drop
Parkins / Bruttin / Tara / Obertova:
quick-drop

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The trio of Andrea Parkins, Dragos Tara and Laurent Bruttin live in Switzerland, 2006, with Wanda Obertova on voice for two pieces.

Ratkje, Maja R.S.: River Mouth Echoes
Ratkje, Maja R.S.:
River Mouth Echoes

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Unorthodox vocalist and electroacoustic composer Maja Solveig Kjestrup Ratkje, half of FE-Mail, in a collection of compositions from chamber music to works for electronics and voice.

Right Hemisphere (Shipp / Brown / Morris / Dickey): Right Hemisphere
Right Hemisphere (Shipp / Brown / Morris / Dickey):
Right Hemisphere

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Shipp's Right Hemisphere project is a powerful and expressive quartet of improvisers in abstract compositions based on intuitive, right brain processes.

Schouwburg, Jean-Michel Van / Demey, Jean / Vanderstraeten, Kris: Sureau
Schouwburg, Jean-Michel Van / Demey, Jean / Vanderstraeten, Kris:
Sureau

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Free and unusual improvisation with the strange vocal stylings of Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, bassist Demey, and percussion and bicycle pump player Vanderstraeten.

Secret Chiefs 3: Xaphan: The Book Of Angels Volume 9
Secret Chiefs 3:
Xaphan: The Book Of Angels Volume 9

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Book 9 of Zorn's Book of Angels, arrangements of Masada compositions by mad alchemist Trey Spruance (Secret Chiefs 3) drawing upon an astonishing array of musical styles.

Sharp, Elliott / Fields, Scott: Scharfefelder
Sharp, Elliott / Fields, Scott:
Scharfefelder

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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The 3rd Clean Feed Guitar Series brings Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields together for a mixture or conventional notation, graphic notation, and structures for improvisation.

Zingaro / Regef / DeJoode String Trio: Spectrum
Zingaro / Regef / DeJoode String Trio:
Spectrum

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Portuguese violinist Carlos "Zingaro" in a string trio work committed to reinventing chamber music through improvisation that bridges contemporary classical music.

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.

Ashley, Robert : Tap Dancing in the Sand
Ashley, Robert :
Tap Dancing in the Sand

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


Price: $12.95    




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A selection of works by the great musical pioneer Robert Ashley performed by the Dutch Ensemble MAE directed by Yannis Kyriakides, including pieces written for the Ensemble MAE.

Demierre, Jacques: One Is Land
Demierre, Jacques:
One Is Land

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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A powerfully dense work, and a quiet and quirky piece for piano from pianist Demmier, whose song titles are quotations from the poem "One Island" by Robert Lax.

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 d’Alfortville 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.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

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.

Fujii, Satoko: Indication
Fujii, Satoko:
Indication

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Pianist Satoko Fujii in eight solo compositions and a traditional Japanese folk song, recorded in New York City, 1996 and remastered in 2004.

Yuganaut: This Musicship
Yuganaut:
This Musicship

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Steve Rush, Tom Abbs and Geoff Mann take the trio format to new heights in music inspired by Sun Ra, the Art Ensemble of Chicago as well as Miles Davis.

Adcock, Mike & Clive Bell: Sleep It Off (1999-2001)
Adcock, Mike & Clive Bell:
Sleep It Off (1999-2001)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Twelve short improvised pieces by Mike Adcock on a variety of different instruments that were recorded over a three year period.

Asher, Meira / JC Jones: Myelination 2
Asher, Meira / JC Jones:
Myelination 2

(Kadima -- Israel )


Price: $8.95    




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Spontaneous organic interactions over sounds from the vibrations of the myelin sheath, the protective insulating cover of the nervous system, from bassist JC Jones and vocalist, no-input mixer and Doepfer synthesizer player Meira Asher.

Bennink / Evan Parker, Han: The Grass Is Greener
Bennink / Evan Parker, Han:
The Grass Is Greener

(psi -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Dutch percussionist Han Bennink meets tenor saxophonist Evan Parker for their first duo release recorded in the studio in Gateway Studios, London, 2000.

Cosottini, Miro / Miano, Tonino: The Inner Life Of Residue
Cosottini, Miro / Miano, Tonino:
The Inner Life Of Residue

(IRCdiscs / Impressus -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The duo of NY-based pianist Tonino Miano and trumpeter Mirio Cosottini in a "voyage within where the musicians try to abandon preconceived notions of sound and let the past and the present collide to give us clues as to who we are".

Deluxx: The Tidy Boy [VINYL]
Deluxx:
The Tidy Boy [VINYL]

(Spirit of Orr -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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One part Sonic Youth, one part early Residents, Deluxx is the anomalous output of NY/Boston transplant Mark Peretta, a one-man band of crazy riffs and warped song-spieling.

Drake, Bob: The Gardens of Beastley Manor
Drake, Bob:
The Gardens of Beastley Manor

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Bob Drake takes his listeners on a 22 piece instrumental journey through a "Beastley" garden of confident melodic foundation anBob Drake takes his listeners on a 22 piece instrumental journey through a "Beastley" garden of confident melodic foundation and experimental forays, captured by day and night, a tour de force of conception and execution.

Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride: Pulverize The Sound
Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride:
Pulverize The Sound

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The trio of trumpeter Peter Evans, electric bassist Tim Dahl, and drummer/percussionist Mike Pride have played together since 2010, crossing the boundaries of improvisation, composition and rock in dynamic genre-defying music intended to be played loud.

Foschia / Irmer / Wissel / Goyvaerts: Canaries On The Pole #2
Foschia / Irmer / Wissel / Goyvaerts:
Canaries On The Pole #2

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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The improvising quartet of Canaries on the Pole (Foschia / goyvaerts / Irmer / Wissel) in their second release after their self-titled debut on the Free Elephant label.

Fujii / Melford: Under the Water
Fujii / Melford:
Under the Water

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Pianists Fujii & Melford met in Berkley to record these masterful and challenging duo works, impressionist excursions in the water inside and out of the piano.

Fujii, Satoko (w/ Leo Smith / Tamura / Laubrock / Schoenbeck / Mori / Lopez / Rainey / Corsano): Hya
Fujii, Satoko (w/ Leo Smith / Tamura / Laubrock / Schoenbeck / Mori / Lopez / Rainey / Corsano):
Hyaku One Hundred Dreams

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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The 100th (!) album from pianist and composer Satoko Fuji, performed with and written for an incredible ensemble of improvisers: Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor saxophone, Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, Ikue Mori on electronics, Brandon Lopez on bass, and both Tom Rainey and Chris Corsano on drums.

Fujii, Satoko: Hazuki
Fujii, Satoko:
Hazuki

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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With the sudden cessation of touring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Satoko Fujii turned to composing and recording herself in a home studio that she developed with the help of sound engineer Mike Marciano, freeing herself to explore new compositional methods and approaches to theory, this superb solo album the results of seven months of sublime self-expression.

Hprizm: Signs Remixed [BLACK VINYL]
Hprizm:
Signs Remixed [BLACK VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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577 Records' experimental, electronic sub-label Positive Elevation releases this remix of Gerald Cleaver's Signs album, itself an innovative album of synthetic rhythms and sonic landscape, here reworked by producer Hprizm, aka High Priest of Antipop Consortium, channeling Cleaver's work into dream-like territory that re-thinks and re-paces the original.

Kepl, Irene: SololoS
Kepl, Irene:
SololoS

(Fou Records -- France )


Price: $13.95    




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Heard in our catalog on albums from Improvising Beings and Another Timbre, here we have a stunning solo album of improvised violin from Viennese violinist Irene Kepl, showing a great range of style and technique while keeping the music playful and interesting, invoking a quote from Trisha Brown: "Dancing on the edge is the only place to be."

Lamb, Catherine / Harmonic Space Orchestra: Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII
Lamb, Catherine / Harmonic Space Orchestra:
Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII

(Sacred Realism -- Germany )


Price: $13.95    




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Two hauntingly beautiful works in microtonal composer and violist Catherine Lamb's "Prisma Interius" series, the first a duo with violinist Johnny Change and Xavier Lopez on the "secondary rainbow synthesizer", which channels the sound outside of the performance space as a generator of ambient sound; then a sextet of strings and winds with two secondary rainbow synthesizers.

Lowe, Allen And The Constant Sorrow Orchestra: In the Dark [3 CDs]
Lowe, Allen And The Constant Sorrow Orchestra:
In the Dark [3 CDs]

(ESP Disk -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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After suffering and recovering from cancer surgery for a tumor in his sinus, the darkest period of despair in NY-area tenor saxophonist Allen Lowe's life, he turned to composition of new jazz works, finding that the music poured out of him, as heard in this set of lyrical and sophisticated original compositions performed with his aptly named ensemble: The Constant Sorrow Orchestra.

Mayas / Buck: gold
Mayas / Buck:
gold

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Necks drummer and percussion Tony Buck in a duo from December 2007 performing at the dOeK Festival in Bimhuis, Amsterdam with extended technique pianist Magda Mayas.

Nakamura / Trayle: Stationary
Nakamura / Trayle:
Stationary

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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lowercase improvisations from no-input mixer Nakamura and laptop artists Mark Trayle (The Hub, Wadada Leo Smith), three long and complex works from sound, static and feedback.

Parker, William: Voices Fall From The Sky [3 CD BOX SET]
Parker, William:
Voices Fall From The Sky [3 CD BOX SET]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $27.95    




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William Parker developed these works presented in three complementary albums titled "Voices Fall From The Sky", "Songs", and "Essence", bringing together new compositions with long unavailable or new versions of previous pieces, performed in various configurations from solo to large ensemble, the songs reflecting freedom, compassion, anti-oppression, anti-violence, a love of nature, spirit and creation; essential elements in Parker's optimistic oeuvre.

Ratchet Orchestra: Hemlock
Ratchet Orchestra:
Hemlock

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The Ratchet Orchestra is a large ensemble of 30 fringe musicians from Montreal headed by director Nicolas Caloia whose compositions allow for improvised chamber jazz and showcase the talents of the orchestra's most passionate players.

Riggs, Christopher: I Feel So Strong, I Feel I Could Punch a Hole in a Fucking Wall
Riggs, Christopher:
I Feel So Strong, I Feel I Could Punch a Hole in a Fucking Wall

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Chris Riggs (Traum/Trauma, Holy Cheever Church, &c.) featuring assemblages of highly abstracted guitar improvisations and silence.

Schott, John: John Schott's Actual Trio
Schott, John:
John Schott's Actual Trio

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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San Francisco Bay Area guitarist John Schott (Junk Genius, T.J. Kirk, Tom Waits) in his 3rd release on Tzadik with his trio of Dan Seamans on bass and John Hanes on drums, 8 upbeat compositions including one for James Blood Ulmer; lyrical pieces with tight interplay.

Secret Chiefs 3 / John Zorn: The Book Beri'ah Vol 10-Malkhut
Secret Chiefs 3 / John Zorn:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 10-Malkhut

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $16.95    




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The long-running West Coast-based Secret Chiefs project, here in it's third iteration as an octet, takes on John Zorn's "Book Beri'ah" in its 10th volume, presenting 12 of the final Masada compositions in energetically exciting and virtuosically superb renderings, genre-mashing rock, jazz, fusion, ethnic and avant forms, a superbly compelling and joyful album.

Sharp, Elliott / Eric Mingus: Songs from a Rogue State
Sharp, Elliott / Eric Mingus:
Songs from a Rogue State

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Extending their collaborations with this project that blurs rock, experimental and improvised forms in a very Downtown NY way, Elliott Sharp performing on guitars, analog synth & drums machines joins with Eric Mingus on bass and primary vocals, with Doug McKenzie providing drums samples and loops, for a set of insightful, incisive, extraordinary songs.

Yuganaut: Sharks
Yuganaut:
Sharks

(Engine -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Eclectic and playful jazz from the trio of Tom Abss on bass instruments, Stephen Rush on keyboards, trombone and toys, and Geoff Mann on drums, percussion and trumpet.

Zimmerlin, Alfred: Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster
Zimmerlin, Alfred:
Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Norway )


Price: $12.95    




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German composer Alfred Zimmerlin presents 3 pieces that balance compositional and improvisational approaches, with a 7-part work for strings, a large Klavierstruck work for microtonal piano, and an improvised chamber work, "Klarinettenquintett," with Jurg Frey on clarinet.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride: Pulverize The Sound

Lamb, Catherine / Harmonic Space Orchestra: Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII

Adkins, Michael Quartet: Rotator

Fujii Orchestra, Satoko: South Wind

Fujii, Satoko: Indication

Mengis Manuel, Gruppe 6: The Pond

Lowe, Allen And The Constant Sorrow Orchestra: In the Dark [3 CDs]

Mayas / Buck: gold

Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline

Zimmerlin, Alfred: Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster

Mayas / Galvez / Nutters / Olsen: On Creative Sources (Hail Satan)

Evans, Peter / Tom Blancarte: [sparks]

Fujii, Satoko: Hazuki

Kepl, Irene: SololoS

Sharp, Elliott / Eric Mingus: Songs from a Rogue State

Deluxx: The Tidy Boy [VINYL]

Cosottini, Miro / Miano, Tonino: The Inner Life Of Residue

Riggs, Christopher: I Feel So Strong, I Feel I Could Punch a Hole in a Fucking Wall

Hprizm: Signs Remixed [BLACK VINYL]

Schouwburg, Jean-Michel Van / Demey, Jean / Vanderstraeten, Kris: Sureau

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