The Squid's Ear Magazine
March 2016


 
Blonk, Jaap : Songs of Little Sleep
Blonk, Jaap :
Songs of Little Sleep

(Kontrans -- Netherlands )


Price: $17.95    




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Dutch vocalist and electronic artist Jaap Blonk takes on insomnia in 13 short works celebrating sleeplessness, including one piece for Dada sound poet Raoul Hausmann, and other "songs" using effective electronics and bizarre vocal utterances to accompany your own sleepless nights.

Blonk, Jaap: August Ananke - Eight Meditations on Just Intonations
Blonk, Jaap:
August Ananke - Eight Meditations on Just Intonations

(Kontrans -- Netherlands )


Price: $15.00    




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Eight meditations on just intonations from electroacoustic artist and vocalist Jaap Blonk, here focusing on instrumental aspects while creating beautiful environments of serene and shimmering sound.

Blonk, Jaap: Traces of Speech
Blonk, Jaap:
Traces of Speech

(Kontrans -- Netherlands )


Price: $15.00    




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Sound poet Jaap Blonk extended the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) into BLIPAX (Blonk's IPA Extended), developing scores as drawing which are converted into electronic sound through audio software and then back to text through OCR to create these unusual spoken audio pieces.

Lexer, Sebastian / Steve Noble: Muddy Ditch
Lexer, Sebastian / Steve Noble:
Muddy Ditch

(Fataka -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Two live sets of exemplary improvisation: the first revelatory encounter of pianist Sebastian Lexer and drummer/percussionist Steve Noble from 2011, and a more considered and spacious meeting in 2014, both from London's Cafe OTO.

Cage, John: Early Music
Cage, John:
Early Music

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Early compositions from John Cage performed on accordion by Edwin Alexander Buchholz and violin by Joanna Becker, presenting "Dream" (1948); "In a Landscape" (1948); "Six Melodies" (1950); and "Souvenir" (1983).

Koch, Hans / Thomas Peter: Wucherungen
Koch, Hans / Thomas Peter:
Wucherungen

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


Price: $13.95    




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A dynamic set of wind and object improvisations from multi-reedist Hans Koch, using extended techniques to elicit a diverse and astounding range of sounds from his instruments, and Thomas Peter creating indescribable sound on amplified objects and live electronics.

Blechmann, Tim / Goh Lee Kwang: DRONE
Blechmann, Tim / Goh Lee Kwang:
DRONE

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


Price: $11.95    




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Recorded at Herbal International headquarters, Finders Art Space in Kuala Lumpur, Tim Bleichman and label founder Goh Lee Kwang reunite for this album of no-input mixer and laptop, an extended work of powerful sound, glitch, and indescribeable sonic environments.

La Casa, Eric with Jean-Luc Guionne: Soundtracks
La Casa, Eric with Jean-Luc Guionne:
Soundtracks

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


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Three soundtracks to movies from sound artist Eric La Casa, developed for directors Luke Fowler, Christian Jaccard and Marie-Christine Navarro, organizing sounds from field recordings, with Navarro's soundtrack complemented by organ recordings from Jean-Luc Guionnet.

Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat: A La Face du Ciel
Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat:
A La Face du Ciel

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Portugese violist Joao Camoes, living in Paris, in a duo with Jean-Marc Foussat on electronics and voice, which he approaches like those of the acoustic improvised music and free jazz; the two present two long works where Foussat processes and extends Camoes' sound.

Hawkins, Alexander / Evan Parker: Leaps in Leicester
Hawkins, Alexander / Evan Parker:
Leaps in Leicester

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Established players on the London and European Free Jazz scene from two generations, saxophonist Evan Parker and pianist Alexander Hawkins come together for a duo of remarkable insight, technical skill, and inventive dialog from two masterful players.

Kjaer, Julie 3 (Kjaer / Edwards / Noble): Dobbeltgaenger
Kjaer, Julie 3 (Kjaer / Edwards / Noble):
Dobbeltgaenger

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Alto saxophonist Julie Kjaer, a Denmark native living in the UK and active on the London Improv scene, in a trio with two of the most active London players - Steve Noble on drums and John Edwards on bass - for a live album at Vortex Jazz Club in 2015.

Nathanson, Roy & Friends (O'Farrill, Ribot, Fowlkes, Coleman, Melford, Hollier): The Nearness of you
Nathanson, Roy & Friends (O'Farrill, Ribot, Fowlkes, Coleman, Melford, Hollier):
The Nearness of you

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Jazz Passengers leader and saxophonist Roy Nathanson in an album of duos recorded live during a series of concerts at The Stone in NY, with collaborators including Marc Ribot, Curtis Fowlkes, Anthony Coleman, Arturo O'Farrill, Myra Melford, and Lucy Hollier.

Revis, Eric: Crowded Solitudes
Revis, Eric:
Crowded Solitudes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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New York bassist Eric Revis' Trio with Kris Davis on piano and Gerald Cleaver taking over the drum position in an album that crosses the traditional piano trio concept with modern free parlance, for both lyrical and unconventionally creative moments.

Starlite Motel (Alberts / Saft / Haker-Flaten / Nilssen): Awosting Falls
Starlite Motel (Alberts / Saft / Haker-Flaten / Nilssen):
Awosting Falls

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Scandinavian and American musicians join together to form this quartet, with Kristoffer Berre Alberts on saxes, Jamie Saft on organ and keys, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on electric bass, and Gard Nilssen on drums & electronics, for an album of spacey and groove oriented jazz.

Twenty One Quartet (Vicente / De Joode / Govaer): Live at Zaal 100
Twenty One Quartet (Vicente / De Joode / Govaer):
Live at Zaal 100

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Portuguese trumpeter Luis Vicente in a quartet with Amsterdam-based improvisers John Dikeman (sax), Wilbert De Joode (bass) and Onno Govaert (drums), captured during an energetic live performance at zaal 100 in Amsterdam in 2015 for superb free jazz.

Weiss, Dan Large Ensemble: Sixteen: Drummers Suite
Weiss, Dan Large Ensemble:
Sixteen: Drummers Suite

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The follow-up to drummer/composer Dan Weiss's release "Fourteen" presents a larger ensemble taking on jazz, world music, prog rock, contemporary classical music and more in compositions named for drummers, with a diverse orchestration of acoustic and unconventional instruments.

Flaga - John Zorn: Flaga: The Book Of Angels Volume 27
Flaga - John Zorn:
Flaga: The Book Of Angels Volume 27

(Tzadik -- USA )


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The 27th volume in John Zorn's Book of Angels series, presenting his Masada compositions interpreted by superlative groups, here in a piano trio of lyrical and technical power: Craig Taborn (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Tyshawn Sorey (drums).

Beuger, Antoine : Two . Too (For Erwin-Josef Speckmann) [2 CDs]
Beuger, Antoine :
Two . Too (For Erwin-Josef Speckmann) [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Jurg Frey on clarinet and Irene Kurka on soprano vocals perform Wandelweiser composer Antoine Beuger's extended composition "Two"; then the duo of Rhodri Davies on harp and Ko Ishikawa on sho are layered on the first recording, creating a refreshingly new take on the piece.

Brooklyn Express, The (Fonda / Tononi / Cavallanti / Swell / Robertson): No Time Left!
Brooklyn Express, The (Fonda / Tononi / Cavallanti / Swell / Robertson):
No Time Left!

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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Long time collaborators, Italian saxophonist Daniele Cavallanti and drummer Tiziano Tononi, travelled to NYC to record with friends new and old, the results of which are this dynamic free jazz album recorded with Steve Swell (trombone), Herb Robertson (cornet) and Joe Fonda (bass).

Fewell, Garrison / Gianni Mimmo: Flawless Dust
Fewell, Garrison / Gianni Mimmo:
Flawless Dust

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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Italian soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo meets Boston guitarist Garrison Fewell for 10 freely improvised duets of strong dialog balancing technical and lyrical skills with an ebullient intensity and warm spirit, engaging the listener in their joyful dialog.

Frey, Beuger / Duo Contour  : Duos
Frey, Beuger / Duo Contour :
Duos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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The duo Contour of Stephen Altoff (trumpet) & Lee Forrest Ferguson (percussion) perform Antoine Beuger's "dedekind duos" dedicated to mathematician Julius Wilhelm Richard Dedekind; and Jurg Frey's "22 Sachelchen" or "small things", 22 focused miniature compositions.

Johnson, Tom: Counting Keys
Johnson, Tom:
Counting Keys

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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John McAlpine performs composer Tom Johnson's beautiful piano cycle "Counting Keys", using mathematical progressions to create the structure of its 5 movements; plus 8 parts from his "Organ and Silence for Piano"; and two other compositions using mathematical processes.

Parrini, Emanuele: The Blessed Prince
Parrini, Emanuele:
The Blessed Prince

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


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Violinist Emanuele Parrini leads his quartet with Dimitiri Grechi Espinoz on alto sax, Giovanni Maier on double bass, and Andrea Melani on drums, performing Parrini's 3 part "The Blessed Prince", and original compositions from bassist Maier; lyrical and innovative modern jazz.

Eguiluz, Geraldine / Stephane Diamantakiou: Paso Doble
Eguiluz, Geraldine / Stephane Diamantakiou:
Paso Doble

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Since 2012 the free improvising duo of vocalist Geraldine Eguiluz and double bassist Stephane Diamantakiou have worked together, taking themes from the jazz songbook as a starting point for free form improvisations of a fragile and unpredictable nature.

Frey, Jurg: String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit
Frey, Jurg:
String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Two works from composer Frey performed by Montreal's string ensemble Quatuor Bozzini: "String Quartet No. 3", a minimal work of colors, sensations, shadows, durations; and "Unhorbare Zeit" exploring durations without sound, or empty volumes, to achieve lucidity and transparency.

Johnson, Tom / Samuel Vriezen : The Chord Catalogue. Within Fourths/Within Fifths
Johnson, Tom / Samuel Vriezen :
The Chord Catalogue. Within Fourths/Within Fifths

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Pianist Samuel Vriezen performs Tom Johnson's work presenting what Johnson describes as a natural phenomenon within a musical scale: progressions in 1 to 5 voices of all possible combinations of notes with each voice being limited to 3 steps, a perfect 4th or a perfect 5th.

Keller, Beat / Reza Khota Play Christian Wolff  : 11 Microexercises
Keller, Beat / Reza Khota Play Christian Wolff :
11 Microexercises

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Christian Wolff initiated his "Microexercises" series when the Miniaturist Ensemble asked for a piece with no more than 100 notes in it; he went on to create 21 more pieces, 13 of which are performed here by the South African duo of Beat Keller & Reza Khota on electric guitar.

Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto: Earnest Rubbish
Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto:
Earnest Rubbish

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Three extended compositions using field recordings and electronic processing from Vanessa Rossetto and Matthew Revert, using obscure references in song titles to mask subtle dovetailing and transitioning of concrete sound and mysterious tones.

Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro: Looking Around
Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro:
Looking Around

(erstwhile -- USA )


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A fascinating collaboration from two minimalist/Wandelweiser figures: Christian Wolff on prepared piano, whistles, and stones, and Michael Pisaro on guitar, harmonica and stones, recording together in Caimbridge, MA for two extended works, "Looking East" and "Looking West".

Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro: Airs
Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro:
Airs

(845 Audio -- Japan )


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Using guidelines related to form, time, sound source and density, the trio of Tim Olive on magnetic pickups, Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro on self-made instruments, recorded these compositions live, named for the atmosphere of the recording environment.

LOK 03+1 (Schlippenbach / Takase / DJ Illvibe / Lovens): Signals
LOK 03+1 (Schlippenbach / Takase / DJ Illvibe / Lovens):
Signals

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




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Percussionist Paul Lovens joins the Lok 03 trio of Alexander von Schlippenbach (piano), Aki Takase (piano), and DJ Illvibe (turntables) for the follow-up to their 2005 debut, here in an extended album of playfully unexpected improv from four masterful players.

Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Hopkins / Rashied Ali: Songlines
Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Hopkins / Rashied Ali:
Songlines

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




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Emphasizing the lyrical aspects of free jazz, the superb trio of Peter Brotzmann on alto & tenor sax and taragato, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums, recorded this album in 1991, now remastered to bring this exceptional music back to the foreground.

St. Francis Duo (Stephen O'Malley / Steve Noble): Peacemaker Assembly
St. Francis Duo (Stephen O'Malley / Steve Noble):
Peacemaker Assembly

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




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Guitarist Stephen O'Malley meets UK free improvising drummer Steve Noble in Philadelphia PA to record this mammoth duo of sound and drone guitar with active, deep drumming, for a mesmerizing album of intense sound and rhythm.

Chippendale, Brian / Mats Gustafsson / Massimo Pupillo: Melt [VINYL]
Chippendale, Brian / Mats Gustafsson / Massimo Pupillo:
Melt [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $22.95    




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Thick, grungy, ecstatic free improvisation crossing into rock territory from the trio of Mats Gustafsson (The Thing) on sax, Brian Chippendale (Lightening Bolt) on drums, and Massimo Pupillo (Zu) on electric bass, a temporary project that evolved into a touring band.

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.

Davis, Anthony  / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah: Past Piano Present | Live at Western F
Davis, Anthony / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah:
Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015 [VINYL LP with DOWNLOAD]

(Western Front New Music -- Canada )


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Four innovative and creative pianists performing solo at the Western Front between 1985 and 2015--Anthony Davis, Paul Plimley, Al Neil, John Kameel Farah--compiled on this extraordinary LP, the 2nd essential archive from one of Canada's most important performance spaces.

Goncalves, Andre: Currents and Riptides
Goncalves, Andre:
Currents and Riptides

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Andre Gonvalves, known for the ADDAC System brand of modular synthesizers and several devices for electronic music, in a solo album combining analog and digital sounds and tools, processing of field recordings and ready-made materials, a rich and beautiful work.

Kay, Martin: Courtyards
Kay, Martin:
Courtyards

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


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Sound artist Martin Kay focuses on the intimate and visceral symphony of domestic activity reverberating throughout a variety of shared courtyard spaces in Paris, using field recordings from various locations to examine their distinct acoustic characteristics.

Kwang, Goh Lee: Innere Freuden / Internal Pleasures
Kwang, Goh Lee:
Innere Freuden / Internal Pleasures

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


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The title of this work for a cross-wired analog DJ mixer from Goh Lee Kwang translates to "Internal Pleasures", as he finds unexpected sounds from the noise floor of his equipment, which he develops into 7 untitled sound works of hiss, hum, controlled feedback, and rich sound.

Blonk, Jaap : Polyphtong
Blonk, Jaap :
Polyphtong

(Kontrans -- Netherlands )


Price: $15.00    




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An amazing album of vocal utterance and layered sound from Dutch improviser and experimenter Jaap Blonk, using spatial placement and movement extended by electronic means to focus on phonetic concepts, particularly the diphtong and approximant.

Naka, Takuji  / Tim Olive: The New Attractive
Naka, Takuji / Tim Olive:
The New Attractive

(EM Records -- Japan )


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The magnetic heads on Takuji Naka's cassette decks and Tim Olive's magnetic pickups explain The New "Attractive" aspect of the title, as this duo use pliable metals, analog electronics and a battered spring reverb unit to create a unique journey in sound.

Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen): 63-66
Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen):
63-66

(845 Audio -- Japan )


Price: $10.95    




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Recording in Brooklyn in 2014, this collaboration between Olive and Ben Owen presents four tracks of electronic improvisation using shortwave radio, oscillators, paper, contact microphones and magnetic pickups, creating a mysterious and well-paced album of sound experimentation.

Cage, John: Empty Words [2 CDs]
Cage, John:
Empty Words [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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John Cage's "Empty Words" (1974) is drawn from the Journals of Henry David Thoreau, written in four parts: Part I omits sentences, Part II omits phrases, and Part III omits words. Part IV, which omits syllables, leaves us nothing but a virtual lullaby of letters and sounds.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Frey, Jurg: String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit

Kjaer, Julie 3 (Kjaer / Edwards / Noble): Dobbeltgaenger

Johnson, Tom: Counting Keys

Cage, John: Early Music

Fewell, Garrison / Gianni Mimmo: Flawless Dust

Johnson, Tom / Samuel Vriezen : The Chord Catalogue. Within Fourths/Within Fifths

Lexer, Sebastian / Steve Noble: Muddy Ditch

Parrini, Emanuele: The Blessed Prince

Twenty One Quartet (Vicente / De Joode / Govaer): Live at Zaal 100

Frey, Beuger / Duo Contour : Duos

Beuger, Antoine : Two . Too (For Erwin-Josef Speckmann) [2 CDs]

Koch, Hans / Thomas Peter: Wucherungen

Nathanson, Roy & Friends (O'Farrill, Ribot, Fowlkes, Coleman, Melford, Hollier): The Nearness of you

Blonk, Jaap : Songs of Little Sleep

Keller, Beat / Reza Khota Play Christian Wolff : 11 Microexercises

Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat: A La Face du Ciel

La Casa, Eric with Jean-Luc Guionne: Soundtracks

Eguiluz, Geraldine / Stephane Diamantakiou: Paso Doble

Davis, Anthony / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah: Past Piano Present | Live at Western F

Blechmann, Tim / Goh Lee Kwang: DRONE

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