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  December 2013
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6IX (Lee / Leimgruber / Demierre / Lehn / Schurch / Turner): Almost Even Further
6IX (Lee / Leimgruber / Demierre / Lehn / Schurch / Turner):
Almost Even Further

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Ecstatic and unusual free jazz recordings for Radio-Studio DRS Zurich from the 6ix-tet of Jacques Demierre on piano, Urs Leimgruber on saxophone, Okkyung Lee on cello, Thomas Lehn on synth, Dorothea Schurch voice and singing saw, and Roger Turner on percussion.

Biondini / Godard / Niggli: Mavi
Biondini / Godard / Niggli:
Mavi

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Exhiliarating melodic free jazz from the trio of Biondini (accordion), Godard (tuba & serpent) and Niggli (drums & percussion) in an album referencing the clear blue color of earth as seen from space.

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio + Joelle Leandre: Can You Smile?
Ceccaldi, Theo Trio + Joelle Leandre:
Can You Smile?

(Ayler -- France )


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Theo Ceccarelli expands his string trio from their Ayler debut album, "Carrousel", adding bassist and free vocalist Joelle Leandre to the group, yielding a new dimension to their rapidly expanding repertoire of rich, interactive improvisation.

Chang / Davies / Drouin / Durrant / Patterson / Tilbury: Variable Formations
Chang / Davies / Drouin / Durrant / Patterson / Tilbury:
Variable Formations

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A live recording at Cafe Oto in 2013 from this sextet in an extended and dynamic piece in which the musicians develop material they had presented in small groups in the first half of the concert, mixing improvised and prepared elements.

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman Duo: Live At Theatre Vidy-Lausanne
Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman Duo:
Live At Theatre Vidy-Lausanne

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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The long-standing duo of violinist Mark Feldman and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier in 7 compositions dedicated to the memory of Cuban baseball legend Rene Gonzalez, performing live at the Theatre Vidy-Lausanne.

Cusack, Peter: Favourite Sounds of Berlin
Cusack, Peter:
Favourite Sounds of Berlin

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Site recordings from Berlin by audio explorer Peter Cusack, documenting evocative locations throughout the city based on an inquiry into Berlin resident's favorite sounds, with a booklet detailing the 31 recordings and the scope of the project.

Ensemble Montaigne: Anthony Braxton
Ensemble Montaigne:
Anthony Braxton

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Switzerland's 10-piece contemporary classical Ensemble Montaigne adapt 7 compositions from Anthony Braxton, blurring the lines between improvisation and composition in captivating ways.

Fields, Scott & Jeffrey Lependorf: Everything is in the instructions
Fields, Scott & Jeffrey Lependorf:
Everything is in the instructions

(Ayler -- France )


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The beautiful and introspective duo of guitarist Scott Fields and Jeffrey Lependorf, a certified master of the shakuhachi, performing new works for guitar and shakuhachi that combine written and improvised material, lovely and intelligent music.

Glover, Richard: Logical Harmonies
Glover, Richard:
Logical Harmonies

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Seven recent works from UK composer Richard Glover, whose process music is based on the exposition of simple harmonic patterns which transform in deceptive ways, gradually altering the nature of the overall sonority.

Jaeger, Michael: Kerouac: Dance Around In Your Bones
Jaeger, Michael:
Kerouac: Dance Around In Your Bones

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Saxophonist and clarinetist Michael Jaeger's quartet with Vincent Membrez (piano), Luca Sisera (bass) and Norbert Pfammatter (drums) play with rhythms, sounds and spaces, merging traditional and new forms in euphoric ways.

Kaiser, Henry: Requia And Other Improvisations For Guitar Solo
Kaiser, Henry:
Requia And Other Improvisations For Guitar Solo

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Henry Kaiser in a solo album paying tribute to a handful of his heroes who have tragically died in the past few years, including Basho, Stockhausen, Randy California, Sun Ra, Morton Feldman, Masayuki Takayanagi, Toru Takemitsu, Pete Cosey, Sonny Sharrock, &c.

Kruglov / Lapin / Sooaar / Yudanov: Military Space
Kruglov / Lapin / Sooaar / Yudanov:
Military Space

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Russian new music from reed and wind player Alexey Kruglov, in a quartet with Alexey Lapin on piano, Oleg Yudanov on drums, and Estonian guitarist Jaak Sooaar, energetic and unusual improvisation recorded live at Jazz Centre in Yaroslavl, Russia.

La Casa, Eric / Cedric Peyronnet: Zones Portuaires [2 CDs]
La Casa, Eric / Cedric Peyronnet:
Zones Portuaires [2 CDs]

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


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Site specific recordings made for two live performances in Le Havre and Liege (2010) by sound artists Eric La Casa and Cedric Peyronnet, one disc each of sound sculpted from the same field recordings, but with vastly different results.

Objets Trouves: Fresh Juice
Objets Trouves:
Fresh Juice

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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The third CD of Objets Trouves, which translates to "a natural or discarded object found by chance and held to have aesthetic value", from Gabriela Friedli (piano), Co Streiff (sax), Dieter Ulrich (percussion) and Jan Schlegel (bass).

Painkiller: Prophecyñlive In Europe
Painkiller:
Prophecyñlive In Europe

(Tzadik -- USA )


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A live recording from Warsaw and Berlin of John Zorn & Bill Laswell's Painkiller project performing with drummer Yoshida Tatsuya, an epic hour long suite surrounded by two short hardcore blasts of searing intensity.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Whit Dickey / Gerald Cleaver: Enigma
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Whit Dickey / Gerald Cleaver:
Enigma

(Leo Records -- UK )


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The inquisitive nature of saxophonist Perelman searches for denser forms of expression with pianist Matthew Shipp and two drummers - Whit Dickey and Gerald Cleaver - allowing intense rhythmic playing over which Perelman's expressive voice slurs and shines.

Sax Ruins: Blimmguass [JAPANESE EDITION]
Sax Ruins:
Blimmguass [JAPANESE EDITION]

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $19.95    


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The second Sax Ruins album with Tatsuya Yoshida (drums) and Ono Ryoko (alto sax) with guest Ryuichi Yoshida on baritone sax, performing new arrangements of Ruins works including "Vrresto", "Refusal Fossil", &c.

Trio 3 + Jason Moran: Refraction - Breakin' Glass
Trio 3 + Jason Moran:
Refraction - Breakin' Glass

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Trio 3 - Oliver Lake (sax), Reggie Workman (bass) & Andrew Cyrille (drums) - in their 5th release, adding guest pianist Jason Moran, who acts as a catalyst to push the group into far-reaching modern territory, including a rhythmic narrative work from Oliver Lake.

Wintsch / Weber / Wolfarth: Willisau
Wintsch / Weber / Wolfarth:
Willisau

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


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The improvisational and untraditional piano trio of Michel Wintsch (piano, synthesizers), Christian Weber (bass), and Christian Wolfart (drums) in a fantastic, live performance from Willisau.

World Heritage, The: Live At Goodman
World Heritage, The:
Live At Goodman

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


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The World Heritage in their 5th release recorded live at Tokyo's Akihabara Goodman in 2012, amazing improvised instrumental rock from Tatsuya Yoshida (drums), Seiichi Yamamoto (guitar), Natsuki Kido (guitar), Yuji Katsui (violin) and Mitsuru Nasuno (bass).

Zorn, John; Frisell, Bill; Gnostic Trio: In Lambeth - Visions From The Walled Garden Of William Blak
Zorn, John; Frisell, Bill; Gnostic Trio:
In Lambeth - Visions From The Walled Garden Of William Blake

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Zorn's 3rd CD for his 21st century ensemble The Gnostic Trio - Bill Frisell (guitar), Carol Emanuel (harp), Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone & bells) - and guest Ikue Mori (electronics) in a transcendent record celebrating the work of poet and artist William Blake.

Zorn, John: On The Torment Of Saints, The Casting Of Spells And The Evocaton Of Spirits
Zorn, John:
On The Torment Of Saints, The Casting Of Spells And The Evocaton Of Spirits

(Tzadik -- USA )


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3 pieces of magic and religious mysticism: a string trio-satanic counterpoint for the Witches' Sabbath written for the ICE Ensemble; a work for Shakespeare's "The Tempest"; and Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble performing Zorn's mini piano concerto.

Zorn, John: Shir Hashirim
Zorn, John:
Shir Hashirim

(Tzadik -- USA )


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John Zorn draws on traditions from plainchant, mediaeval ars nova, Renaissance madrigals, 20th century vocal techniques and minimalism in an album for a cappella voice as performed by The Sapphites vocal quintet.

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.

La Casa, Eric / Cedric Peyronnet: La Creuse
La Casa, Eric / Cedric Peyronnet:
La Creuse

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


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Eric La Casa and Cedric Peyronnet collected sounds in a triangular area in the north of the Creuse departement, France, giving the landscape a sonic corporeality by each initiating a sound work based on a specific site, which the other composer expanded upon.

Artaud Beats, The: Logos
Artaud Beats, The:
Logos

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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After performing at Jean-Herve Peron's 2010 Avant Garde Festival, Yumi Hara (keys, violin & voice), Geoff Leigh (winds & electronics), John Greaves (bass & piano) and Chris Cutler (drums & percussion) present their first studio album mixing open-minded composed and improvised music.

Angeli, Paolo: Tibi  (Hybrid Disc - CD + Video)
Angeli, Paolo:
Tibi (Hybrid Disc - CD + Video)

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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The DVD movie and CD soundtrack of 10 years of Nanni Angeli's photo documentation of the strange story of Paolo Angelis exotic, extended giant Sardinian guitar.

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

(RogueArt -- France )


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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 )


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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.

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity
Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden:
Terror Of Positivity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.

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.

Lang, Klaus / Arditti String Quartet: 20 Jahre Inventionen III
Lang, Klaus / Arditti String Quartet:
20 Jahre Inventionen III

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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The string quartet sei-jaku by German composer Klaus Lang, documented on this CD, was performed on June 30, 2002 in the Grober Sendesaal of the SFB Berlin by the Arditti String Quartet during the festival Inventionen 2002.

Various Artists: Lao Dan / Rick Countryman / Colin Webster: Saxophone Anatomy
Various Artists: Lao Dan / Rick Countryman / Colin Webster:
Saxophone Anatomy

(Armageddon Nova -- Japan )


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Saxophone solo improvisation omnibus by three free saxophonists from around the globe: Lao Dan from China recording in an underground bomb shelter in an agressive solo performance; US ex-pat Rick Countryman from the Philippines in a traditional yet extremely free jazz exposition; and London's Colin Webster on baritone sax for an exploration of extended techniques.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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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!

Blake, Ran: Plays Solo Piano
Blake, Ran:
Plays Solo Piano

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


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Reissuing pianist Ran Blake's 1965 ESP release presenting original compositions and works by Ornette Coleman and George Russell, along with arrangements of standards, an expressive and passionate release heralding Blake's long and brilliant career.

Fazio, Enrico Critical Mass: Shibui
Fazio, Enrico Critical Mass:
Shibui

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Double bassist and balafonist Enrico Fazio leads this 9-piece band, here in their 3rd Leo release, demonstrating his unique approach to harmony and melody through sometimes dense but always accessible and compelling compositions.

Grid Mesh: Live In Madrid
Grid Mesh:
Live In Madrid

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Germany's Grid Mesh (Frank Paul Schubert-saxophones; Andreas Willers-guitar; Willi Kellers-drums; Johannes Bauer-trombone) performs suspenseful, multi-dimensional improv with a fascinating blend of acoustic & electric sounds, here captured live in Madrid, 2011.

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.

Various Artists: Magnetic Traces 2
Various Artists:
Magnetic Traces 2

(Swarming -- France )


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A survey of French and Australian Sound Art recorded in 2011 at Les Instants Chavires, Montreuil during Parisonic, with artists including Eric La Casa, Philip Samartzis, Marc Baron, Jean-Luc Guionnet, &c. &c.

Fages, Ferran: Radi d'Or
Fages, Ferran:
Radi d'Or

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A composed piece from guitarist Fages for a small ensemble of instruments and live electronics using shifting sinetones alongside sustained sounds from the acoustic instruments to create shimmering music that unfolds slowly and gracefully.

Lee, Ingrid: Mouth to Mouth
Lee, Ingrid:
Mouth to Mouth

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Hong Kong composer Lee Ingrid in four pieces from subtle beauty to harsh power, including a duo for piano and accordion, a piece for vibrating amplified snare drums, a work for piano, electric guitar and percussion, and one for string quintet and vibraphone.

Hauser, Fritz: Pieces For Percussion
Hauser, Fritz:
Pieces For Percussion

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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Ensemble XII performs pieces by percussionist Fritz Hauser that were composed with an attention to detail that is heard in the timbre, texture, density and dynamics of his arrangements.

Various Artists: Magnetic Traces 2 <i>[Used Item]</i>
Various Artists:
Magnetic Traces 2 [Used Item]

(Swarming -- France )


Price: $14.00    


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A survey of French and Australian Sound Art recorded in 2011 at Les Instants Chavires, Montreuil during Parisonic, with artists including Eric La Casa, Philip Samartzis, Marc Baron, Jean-Luc Guionnet, &c. &c.




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