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  July 2009
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30 products
Bailey, Derek / Agusti Fernandez: A Silent Dance Bailey, Derek / Agusti Fernandez:
A Silent Dance

(Incus -- UK )

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Recorded by Agusti Fernandez himself, these are lovely dialogs between the pianist and Derek Bailey on electric; rich and reserved conversation with free improv's elder statesman.

Davies / Rives / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos: Twrf Neus Ciglau Davies / Rives / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos:
Twrf Neus Ciglau

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A single 34 minute live recording at Musica Portuguesa Hoje Festival in Lisbon, 2008 from this excellent set of expressive and contemplative electroacoustic performers.

Lucas, Joao: Abstract Mechanics Lucas, Joao:
Abstract Mechanics

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Pianist and accordionist Joao Lucas' music for Andresa Soares' choreography "It was a very abstract thing", structured acoustic improvisation with a slight electronic edge.

Quatre Tetes (Wehrli / Walss / Friedli / Binder): figuren Quatre Tetes (Wehrli / Walss / Friedli / Binder):
figuren

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An excellent quartet of 4 female improvisers creating mysterious landscapes, bizarre spaces and surprising topography using dual pianos, flute, melodica, trombone & alphorn.

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.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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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.

Schiller, Christoph / Millefleurs: Millefleurs Schiller, Christoph / Millefleurs:
Millefleurs

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The millefleurs vocal ensemble brings 12 vocalists together in varying groups for minimal and unique vocalisation over a taxonomy of floral genres and species.

Honsinger, Tristan & Massimo Simonini: Call Me Us Honsinger, Tristan & Massimo Simonini:
Call Me Us

(I Dischi di Angelica -- Italy )

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A highly unusual performance in 10 parts from cellist Honsinger and pre-existing media manipulist Simonini that falls between radio art, music theatre, and the inexplicable

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.

Attias, Michael : Echos La Nuit Attias, Michael :
Echos La Nuit

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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A beautiful solo set of 12 improvisations, Michael Attias performing on alto sax with his left hand and piano with his right, captured in the natural reverberation of La Maison en Bois in Abeville-La-Riviere, France; surprisingly his 1st solo album, developed over 12 years yet played in under an hour with no retakes, a wonderful nuanced reflection in tone, melody & color.

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.

Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer: Spectre Of Radiants Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer:
Spectre Of Radiants

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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An extended and rich confluence of strings from R Keenan Lawler and John Krausbauer, using resonator guitar and banjo, sustained tones that intertwine in a beautiful and optimistic drone, minimalistic yet drenched in a profusion of harmonic detail; a beautiful and elusive dream mixing between an Indian raga and an alien electronic environment.

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).

McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray: Second Earth McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray:
Second Earth

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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An excellent first meeting of two guitarists recording on a February afternoon and released in the sequence recorded with no edits or changes, from Jim McAuley on guitar and Scot Ray on lap steel slide guitar with effects, an innately lyrical blending of styles masking the strong technical skills and long histories of these two superlative players.

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 )

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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.

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.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
Vanishing Light...

(Ayler -- France )

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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber): All Those Yesterdays Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber):
All Those Yesterdays

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Using hard bop as his jumping off point, Swiss saxophonist Omri Ziegele Tomorrow Trio with Christian Weber on bass and Han Bennink on drums--musicians who have toured and performed together over years--went into the studio hot off of a 13 day tour to record these 6 Ziegele original compositions, lyrically balanced with room for exemplary soloing and group interplay.

Digital Primitives (Cooper-Moore / Tsahar / Taylor) : Hum Crackle Pop Digital Primitives (Cooper-Moore / Tsahar / Taylor) :
Hum Crackle Pop

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The 2nd Digital Primitives release (Cooper-Moore, Asif Tsahar, Chad Taylor) digs in deep to fuse a new sound from blues, folk, jazz & funk, with accents from the music's African antecedents.

Ragin, Hugh: Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpet Ragin, Hugh:
Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpet

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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David Murray, Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell associate Ragin in a solo trumpet album of intense strategies that also pays tribute to Braxton, Miles and Leo Smith.

Tsahar, Assif & The New York Underground Orchestra: The Labyrinth Tsahar, Assif & The New York Underground Orchestra:
The Labyrinth

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Tsahar's New York Underground Orchestra with an all-star set of New York players including Okkyung Lee, Oscar Noriega, Matt Lavelle, Tatsuya Nakatani, &c. &c performing Tsahar's 10 part "labyrinth".

Tsahar, Assif and the Zoanthropic Orchestra: Embracing the Void Tsahar, Assif and the Zoanthropic Orchestra:
Embracing the Void

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Tsahar's 60-minute suite with his NY heavyweights Zoanthropic Orchestra is a sort of self-portrait in sound, drawing on auditory memories from his childhood on.

Tsahar, Assif / Rashied Ali / Peter Kowald: Deals, Ideas and Ideals Tsahar, Assif / Rashied Ali / Peter Kowald:
Deals, Ideas and Ideals

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Part of bassist Kowald's 2000 US tour of solo and performances with local musicians, here with alto player Tsahar and drum legend Rashied Ali in a brilliant encounter.

Cooper-Moore: Solo - Deep in the neighborhood of history and influence Cooper-Moore:
Solo - Deep in the neighborhood of history and influence

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Cooper-Moore's astonishing solo piano album live in Guelph shows his immense knowledge of jazz idioms crossed with mind-altering, outer-edge playing, Moore's "improvisation as lifeblood".

Ibarra, Susie Trio: Radiance Ibarra, Susie Trio:
Radiance

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Drummer Ibarra's trio with Cooper-Moore and violinist Charles Burnham blur boundaries in a band of great versatility, taste and collective musicianship.