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  August 2014
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Allum, Jennifer / Ute Kanngiesser: Bell Tower Recordings
Allum, Jennifer / Ute Kanngiesser:
Bell Tower Recordings

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


Price: $17.95    




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Members of Eddie Prevost's weekly improvisation workshops, violinist Jennifer Allum and cellist Ute Kanngiesser, recorded these 3 improvisations, running the gamut from spacious harmonics to vigorously weaving dialog, in 3 rooms of St Augustine's Bell Tower in London.

AMM (Tilbury / Prevost): Place Sub. V
AMM (Tilbury / Prevost):
Place Sub. V

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


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AMM (Eddie Prevost on percussion and John Tilbury on piano(+)) performing a 1 hour, 1 minute and 1 second live concert at the 2012 Festival of Traditional and Avant-Garde Music in Lublin, Poland in a beautiful melding of unconventional approaches to improvisation.

Brassier, Ray & Mattin: Unfree Improvisation/Compulsive Freedom
Brassier, Ray & Mattin:
Unfree Improvisation/Compulsive Freedom

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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A sound work about freedom, choice and politics, performed at Arika's Festival Episode 4 "Freedom is a Constant Struggle" in Glasgow, 2013, from the duo of Mattin (computer and feedback) and written with Lebanese philosopher Ray Brassier.

Day & Taxi (Gallio / Jeger / Meier): Artists [2 CDs]
Day & Taxi (Gallio / Jeger / Meier):
Artists [2 CDs]

(Percaso -- Switzerland )


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Balancing jazz and contemporary music, the Swiss trio of Christoph Gallio (saxes), Silvan Jeger (double bass) and David Meier (drums), continues the history of this touring band that started in 1989, here in their 8th release of excellent modern jazz.

Denzler, Bertrand / John Edwards / Eddie Prevost: "All-in-All [en tout en pour tout]" Meetings With
Denzler, Bertrand / John Edwards / Eddie Prevost:
"All-in-All [en tout en pour tout]" Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists | Volume 4

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


Price: $18.95    




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The final of 4 volumes documenting a series of concerts Eddie Prevost organised at the Network Theatre in London, trio sessions featuring the finest modern free improvising saxophonists, here with Bertrand Denzler on sax and bassist John Edwards accompanying.

Dijkstra, Jorrit : Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland
Dijkstra, Jorrit :
Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A curious and remarkably enjoyable collection of works from Jorrit Dijkstra (sax, lyricon and electronics) in a quintet with Phillip Greenlief (reeds), Kyle Bruckman (double reeds & electronics), Frank Gratkowski (reeds), and Jon Raskin (sax & electronics).

Ducret, Marc: Tower-Bridge [2 CDs]
Ducret, Marc:
Tower-Bridge [2 CDs]

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $29.95    




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Guitarist Marc Ducret completes his "Tower" series with a 12-piece ensemble including all musicians from the 4 Tower volumes, includi> ng Tim Berne, Tom Rainey, Matthias Mahler, &c. in 2 CDs of two concerts from their 2012 tour; innovative and astoundingly great modern jazz.

Edwards, Michael: For Rei As A Doe (for piano and computer)
Edwards, Michael:
For Rei As A Doe (for piano and computer)

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


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UK Composer Michael Edwards wrote these quiet compositions using his "slippery chicken" software, originally written as a challenge to pianist Rei Nakamura, in contrast to his technical skills, instead requiring pensive accuracy over a steady line of quiet chords.

Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus : From The Inside Of A Cloud
Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus :
From The Inside Of A Cloud

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )


Price: $13.95    




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Recorded live, this collaboration of saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and drummer Samuel Rohrer with Vincent Courtois on cello, and Frank Mobus on guitar, blends jazz, rock, and chamber approaches in beautifully panoramic improvisation of subtle yet capricious intent.

Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet: Afterimage
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet:
Afterimage

(Driff Records -- USA )


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A live recording made in April 2014 at Mike Reed's Constellation in Chicago of pianist Karayorgis Quintet with Dave Rempis (sax), Keefe Jackson (reeds), Nate McBride (bass) and Frank Rosaly (drums), bridging post-bop and avant jazz in sophisticated and lyrical ways.

Kuchen, Martin : ...And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust
Kuchen, Martin :
...And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust

(Confront -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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During his residency in Vienna as part of Johannes Heuer's "Vor Anker", Kuchen recorded these curious solo works using saxophone and preparations, 6 pieces of understated intent using unconventional approaches rewarding the active listener.

Lexer, Sebastian / Evan Parker / Eddie Prevost: Tri-Borough Triptych
Lexer, Sebastian / Evan Parker / Eddie Prevost:
Tri-Borough Triptych

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


Price: $18.95    




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3 recordings from 3 live concerts in 3 London boroughs, including the 2012 Freedom of the City Festival, bringing together master improvisers Evan Parker (saxophone), Eddie Prevost (Percussion) and Sebastian Lexer (piano) for unpredictable and exhilarating dialog.

Musicworks: #119 Summer 2014 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#119 Summer 2014 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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The summer 2014 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine and accompanying CD, with articles on Isaiah Ceccarelli, Petra Glynt, Erin Sexton, Caduc, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Louis Andriessen, Gil Delindro, plus reviews, listings, &c. &c.

Rohrer, Samuel / Max Loderbauer / Claudio Puntin : Ambiq
Rohrer, Samuel / Max Loderbauer / Claudio Puntin :
Ambiq

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )


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Berlin based Ambiq (Max Loderbauer (Buchla200e), Samuel Rohrer (drums, Kaos pad, electronics) and Claudio Puntin (clarinets, mallets, electronics)) create electro-acoustic soundscapes pitting unusual electronic voices against acoustic structures.

Sepiasonic: Sepiasonic
Sepiasonic:
Sepiasonic

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )


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The sepiasonic ensemble, originally created by Claudio Puntin, Insa Rudolph and Samuel Rohrer, documented here on Arjunamusic, in improvisations, songs and soundscapes blend voice, 3 flutes, reeds, electronics and song in sublime ways.

Sommer, Gunter Baby: Dedications
Sommer, Gunter Baby:
Dedications

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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An album of solo percussion from authoritative European improvising percussionist Gunter "Baby" Sommer, 9 works of exhilarating rhythms performed on drums, tubular bells, hang, gongs, xylophone, an array of unusual percussion instruments, plus his voice.

Squakk (Griener / Mahall / Roder / Thewes): Willisau & Berlin
Squakk (Griener / Mahall / Roder / Thewes):
Willisau & Berlin

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Berlin's Squakk is the quartet of Michael Griener (drums), Rudi Mahall (bass clarinet, clarinet, baritone sax), Jan Roder (double bass), and Christof Thewes (trombone), performing free-bop that draws on jazz history transformed into the modern improvised language.

Tabuenca, Luis: Volaverunt
Tabuenca, Luis:
Volaverunt

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


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Combining composition & improvisation, percussionist Luis Tabuenca based each of these 9 pieces on a print from Goya's critical series "Los Caprichos", orchestrating with saxophone, cello, clarinets, piano, & voice, allowing freedom around determined structure.

Traw / Rhodri Davies: Cwymp Y Dwr Ar Ganol Dydd
Traw / Rhodri Davies:
Cwymp Y Dwr Ar Ganol Dydd

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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Traw (Welsh for pitch or encompassing wholeness) is harpist and electronic artist Rhodri Davies with sampling and real-time processing artists Owen Martell, Richard Llewellyn, and Simon Proffitt, here in 6 pieces about water using layers of Davies' sonic output.

Wastell, Mark: Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands
Wastell, Mark:
Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands

(Confront -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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This long overdue re-issue celebrates the unique encounter of eleven like-minded musicians from Japan, England, Wales, Germany, Basque Country & Norway, brought together in the studio for one day only for this daytime recording session followed by an evening concert.

Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink): Play The Music of Steve
Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink):
Play The Music of Steve Lacy Vol. 3, Live

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Recorded during their 2014 tour, Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Pandelis Karayorgis (piano), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Mary Oliver (violin), Jason Roebke (bass) and Han Bennink (drums) recorded this new set of inspired Steve Lacy & Monks tunes primarily in Padova, Italy.

Yarde, Jason / Oli Hayhurst / Eddie Prevost: "All Together" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists
Yarde, Jason / Oli Hayhurst / Eddie Prevost:
"All Together" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists | Volume 3

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


Price: $18.95    




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The 3rd volume from a series of concerts Eddie Prevost organised at the Network Theatre in London, trio sessions featuring the finest modern free improvising saxophonists, here with Jason Yarde on alto & soprano, and Oil Hayhurst rounding out the trio on double bass.

Zion80: Adramelech: The Book Of Angels Volume 22
Zion80:
Adramelech: The Book Of Angels Volume 22

(Tzadik -- USA )


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The 22nd edition of John Zorn's Masada intrepretations, "The Book of Angels" comes from guitarist Jon Madof blending Afro-pop stylings of the legendary Fela Kuti with the Jewish tradition in an 11 piece all-star band.

Zoor: Volumes A + B
Zoor:
Volumes A + B

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $9.95    




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The French trio of saxophonist Bertrand Denzler, guitarist Jean-Sebastien Mariage and drummer Antonin Gerbal in two extended works beginning and ending on a sustained plateau while maintaining a constant state of anticipatory suspense using no electronics, treatments or effects.

Zorn, John: On Leaves Of Grass
Zorn, John:
On Leaves Of Grass

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Zorn's "Nova Express" quartet (Joey Baron-drums, Trevor Dunn-bass, John Medeski-piano, Kenny Wollesen-vibes) dedicates an album of lyrical contemporary jazz to poet Walt Whitman, a rich and beautiful album from some of Downtown NY's finest.

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.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur
Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Ton Trio II (Shelton / Brown / Vittum): On and On
Ton Trio II (Shelton / Brown / Vittum):
On and On

(Singlespeed Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The Oakland-based Ton Trio II featuring Aram Shelton on alto saxophone, Scott Brown on bass, and Alex Vittum on drums, perform avant sophisticated jazz weaving through melody, rhythm, and texture while allowing for spacious improvisations.

Wright, Cory Outfit: Apples + Oranges
Wright, Cory Outfit:
Apples + Oranges

(Singlespeed Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Reedist Cory Wright's 5-piece Outfit from Oakland, CA, in an album featuring eight tracks of advanced compositions featuring remarkable improvising with Evan Francis (sax), Rob Ewing (trombone), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), and Jordan Glenn (drums).

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.

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.

BEFOREHAND (Lazaridou / Wastell): Live at Hundred Years Gallery
BEFOREHAND (Lazaridou / Wastell):
Live at Hundred Years Gallery

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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The duo of Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga on zither and Mark Wastell on his electronics set including bowls and shruti box, formed for the release concert for Angharad Davies' "Six Studies" in 2014, recording this excellent improvised dialog of rich and unusual sound.

 
Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell):
Consequences (of Time and Place)

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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ist (The Improvising String Trio) of Rhodri Davies (harp), Simon H. Fell (bass) and Mark Wastell (violincello) performing at The Natural Music Club in London, 1997, using unorthodox techniques in indeterminate systems and free improvisation for fascinating results.

BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer): Shuffle
BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer):
Shuffle

(Driff Records -- USA )


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The Boston-based BOLT quartet of Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Eric Hofbauer (guitar), Junko Fujiwara (cello), Eric Rosenthal (drums) chose the 19 pieces on this release from 36 improvised pieces, ranging from "energy-orgies of free jazz [to] sparse electronic soundscapes".

Prevost / Allum / Kanngiesser / Kasyansky / Lazaridou / Yoshikawa: Workshop Concert at Cafe Oto
Prevost / Allum / Kanngiesser / Kasyansky / Lazaridou / Yoshikawa:
Workshop Concert at Cafe Oto

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


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AMM percussionist Eddie Prevost has presented weekly Workshop Concerts since 1999, here recording live at London's Cafe Oto in May, 2012 with a sextet of acoustic and electronic performers on violin, cello, theremin, zither, electronics, and percussion.

TSIGOTI: Read Between The Lines...Think Outside Them
TSIGOTI:
Read Between The Lines...Think Outside Them

(Post Consumer -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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The TSIGOTI quarter brings together Italians Jacopo Andreini on guitar, Andrea Caprara on drums, and Piero Spitilli on bass with California pianist Thollem McDonas for critical avant punk with a technically brilliant flair.

Guy, Barry New Orchestra: Amphi + Radio Rondo
Guy, Barry New Orchestra:
Amphi + Radio Rondo

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Two major works from bassist Barry Guy using unique compositional strategies, written for a large ensemble that inclues Evan Parkers (sax), Hans Koch (bass clarinet), Herb Robertson (trumpet), Johannes Bauer (trombone), Paul Lytton & Raymond Strid (percussion).

Laubrock, Ingrid Octet: Zurich Concert
Laubrock, Ingrid Octet:
Zurich Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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The NEWJazz Meeting of the SWR German Radio in Baden-Baden brought saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock together with Tom Rainey, Ben Davis, Drew Gress, Liam Noble, Ted Reichman and Mary Halvorson to develop these 7 pieces, recorded live in concert in Zurich, 2011.

Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth: Intergalactic Beings
Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth:
Intergalactic Beings

(For Practically -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Nicole Mitchell explores the work of African-American writer Octavia Butler in a science fiction concept of intergalactic integration, achieved through 9 detailed pieces that balance improvisation, composition and song in unique and sophisticated ways.

Bolleter, Ross: Secret Sandhills and Satellites: Pieces for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of
Bolleter, Ross:
Secret Sandhills and Satellites: Pieces for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of ruin

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Ross Bolleter improvises on pianos that have been "abandoned to all weathers and has become a decaying box of unpredictable dongs, clicks and dedoomps" around Australia between 2001 and 2005.

Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth: Intergalactic Beings [VINYL 2 LPs]
Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth:
Intergalactic Beings [VINYL 2 LPs]

(For Practically -- USA )


Price: $23.95    




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Nicole Mitchell explores the work of African-American writer Octavia Butler in a science fiction concept of intergalactic integration, achieved through 9 detailed pieces that balance improvisation, composition and song in unique and sophisticated ways.

ZNR: The ZNRarchive Box [4 CDs]
ZNR:
The ZNRarchive Box [4 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $45.95    




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ZNR, the French trio of Hector Zazou, Joseph Racaille, and Patrick Portella, in a deluxe box set combining both of the official ZNR releases, "Barricades III" and "Traite de Mechanique Populaire" along with 2 CDs of additional released and unreleased material and a book of memories, histories, reflections, photographs, documents, interviews and other memorabilia.

Cremaster / Komora A: split [7-inch VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cremaster / Komora A:
split [7-inch VINYL] [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )


Price: $11.66    




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A split 7" release between Cremaster (Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electronics) and Ferran Fages (feedback mixing board and electroacoustic devices); and the Komora A trio of Karol Koszniec (electronics), Dominik Kowalczyk (laptop) and Jakub Mikolajczyk (modular synth).

Porta Chiusa: Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)
Porta Chiusa:
Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


Price: $13.95    




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A beguiling and atmospheric work of overtones, harmonics, tonal and microtonal progressions from a trio of clarinetists (Hans Koch, Michael Thieke, and Paed Conca) with Japanese vocalist Maki Hachiya, an immaculately paced and exotic work of sound.

Portal, Michel / Leon Franciolo / Piere Favre: Arrivederci Le Chouartse <i>[Used Item]</i>
Portal, Michel / Leon Franciolo / Piere Favre:
Arrivederci Le Chouartse [Used Item]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


Price: $15.26    




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"This live date is a reunion of the reed and drum duo of Michael Portal and Pierre Favre that so freaked out French audiences in 1972 there was a televised debate about live improvised music. However, this time there is the addition of ...

Knuffke, Kirk / Frederico Ughi / Chris Welcome: Garden Of Gifts
Knuffke, Kirk / Frederico Ughi / Chris Welcome:
Garden Of Gifts

(577 Records -- USA )


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An early example of the focus and encompassing direction of the 577 label run by Italian-born/NY-based drummer Federico Ughi, in a trio with trumpeter Kirk Knuffke and guitarist Chris Welcome, building from an introspective approach to free playing as they expand their group energy through shards of organic sound, finally releasing into a beautiful "Inner Void".

Browne, Mark: Genial Decay
Browne, Mark:
Genial Decay

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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Using sopranino, sorano and decayed tenor saxophone, Mark Brown recorded these unusual improvisations, generating a huge variety of sounds and tones, and then constructing those recordings into this curious and captivating 40 minute work.

Nordwall, Joachim: Concert
Nordwall, Joachim:
Concert

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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Skull Defekts member and a part of Ocean Of Silver And Blood, Joachim Nordwal is captured in a 2008 concert in Oslo for this 17 minute lo-fi set of textured sound work, a grainy drone of howling sound.

 
Oceans of Silver & Blood:
Oceans of Silver & Blood

(Confront -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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The debut release of the duo of Joachim Nordwall on modular synth and Mark Wastell on tam tam performing two tonal drones that blends rich cymbal sonics entwined with dark, slowly evolving synthetics.

Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack: ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire
Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack:
...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire

(Singlespeed Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A 4-part suite from oboe/english hornist Kyle Bruckman based on Thomas Pynchon's early novels, exhilarating jazz performed with Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Tim Daisy (drums), Jen Paulson (viola) and Anton Hatwich (bass).




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