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Desprez / Duboc / Loutelier: Tournesol
Desprez / Duboc / Loutelier:
Tournesol

(Dark Tree Records -- France )


Price: $15.95    


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"Tournesol", or "Sunflower" in French, is the trio of Benjamin Duboc (double bass), Julien Loutelier (percussion) and Julien Desprez (electric guitar), freely improvising in four tracks that use unusual techniques to create massively dark and riveting sound environments.

IKB: Chelonoidis Nigra
IKB:
Chelonoidis Nigra

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Ernesto Rodrigues leads a 16 piece orchestra of strings, reeds, winds, voice, brass, accordion, electric guitar, electronics and percussion through the elaborately restrained work "Chelodnis Nigra", rewarding the careful listener with fascinating layers of sound.

PaPaJo (Hubweber / Lovens / Edwards): Spiela [2 CDs]
PaPaJo (Hubweber / Lovens / Edwards):
Spiela [2 CDs]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $22.95    


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The long-running trio of Paul Hubweber on trombone, Paul Lovens on drums, and John Edwards on double bass in an album releasing a radio concert from Croatia in 2003, and another from Klangbrucke in 2009; highly attuned free improv with near-telepathic dialog from three masters.

Ramanan / Torres / Rodrigues / Alvares: New Dynamics
Ramanan / Torres / Rodrigues / Alvares:
New Dynamics

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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With members of IKB, Variable Geometry Orchestra, and LIO, the free improvising/chamber quartet of Ernesto Rodriguge (viola), Bernardo Alvares (bass), Roland Ramana (trumpet), and Nuno Torres (sax), were captured live at Estrela for an intense and introspective concert.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Quasar
Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Quasar

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A 46-member orchestra of electroacoustic improvisers performing live at St. George's Church in Lisbon in 2015, for an extended and dynamic tapestry of sound conducted by leader Ernesto Rodrigues, with an impressive list of artists familiar to those following the CS label.

Blumer, Fridolin: Camping; Cafe Bar
Blumer, Fridolin:
Camping; Cafe Bar

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A solid solo outing from Zurich-based double bassist Friodlin, presenting his 4-part "Camping; Cafe Bar" work, blending the jazz idiom with discursive asides and unusual techniques, plus a lovely and appropriately titled work "But Beautiful".

Braxton, Anthony: Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
Braxton, Anthony:
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


Price: $79.95    


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Newly Distributed in 2021: A multimedia box set of Anthony Braxton's opera work "Trillium J", containing live performance video on Blu-ray disc of a 2014 performance at Roulette in NY, and studio recording on 4-CD set, with 12 vocalists, 12 instrumental soloists and a full orchestra.

Braxton, Anthony : 3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]
Braxton, Anthony :
3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]

(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )


Price: $29.95    


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1st studio recordings of Echo Echo Mirror House Music, a framework where musicians Braxton, Halvorson, Bynum, Pavone, Testa, Siegel, & Rozen navigate scores combining cartography and graphic notation on instruments plus iPods with samples from Braxton's recorded discography.

Braxton, Anthony : Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs]
Braxton, Anthony :
Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


Price: $79.95    


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Newly Distributed in 2021: Composer and jazz master Anthony Braxton performing on piano in a septet with saxophonists Jackson Moore and Andre Vida, bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Mike Szekely, exploring the compositions of Lennie Tristano plus peers Billy Bauer, Connie Crothers, Warne Marsh, Sal Mosca, &c.

Doran, Christy: In The Corner Of The Eye
Doran, Christy:
In The Corner Of The Eye

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


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Irish guitarist Christy Doran in a quintet with NY Downtown stars Hank Roberts (cello) and Marty Ehrlich (reeds), UK legend Ray Anderson (trombone) and Swiss sax master Urs Leimgruber, in recordings from 1989-1991 showing incredible melodic, technical and creative skills.

Edi Olvitt (Robert / Stokart / Chkifi): LOLO
Edi Olvitt (Robert / Stokart / Chkifi):
LOLO

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    


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Citing their influences as Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, John Zorn, and Steve Lacy, the Brussels-based bassless jazz trio of Quentin Stokart (guitar), Mathieu Robert (sax), and Nicolas Chkifi (drums) play lyrical and intelligently restrained music.

Erb, Christoph / Frantz Loriot: Sceneries
Erb, Christoph / Frantz Loriot:
Sceneries

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The duo of saxophonist Christoph Erb, best known for his work with the Manuel Mengis Group 6, and French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot, for five open-minded, technically fascinating and musically unique duos recorded in the studio in Switzerland, 2015.

Eskelin, Ellery Trio (w/ Gary Versace / Gerry Hemingway): Willisau Live
Eskelin, Ellery Trio (w/ Gary Versace / Gerry Hemingway):
Willisau Live

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


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2015 recordings of tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin's trio with Gary Versace on organ and Gerry Hemingway on drums, an ebullient set live at the Jazz Festival in Willisau, Switzerland, sequencing Count Basie, Victor Young, Ernie Burnett, and Thelonious Monk tunes.

Iridium String Quartet (Rocha / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira): Iridium String Quartet
Iridium String Quartet (Rocha / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira):
Iridium String Quartet

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Unusual approaches to string improvisation from the quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Maria da Rocha (violin), and Miguel Mira (double bass), using extended techniques in subtle yet detailed discourse yielding unexpected qualities to their instruments.

Jorge, Paulo Alexandre Improbable Trio (w/ Tom Wheatley / Eddie Prevost): Elements
Jorge, Paulo Alexandre Improbable Trio (w/ Tom Wheatley / Eddie Prevost):
Elements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Saxophonist Paulo Alexandre Jorge leads his Improbable Trio with Tom Wheatley on double bass and AMM/Matchless legendary percussionist Eddie Prevost in a six part album of ardent free improvisation on titles about Sex, Love, Death, Friendship, Art Beauty, Power Law, &c.

Lyons, Jimmy : Push Pull [2 CDs]
Lyons, Jimmy :
Push Pull [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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Originally issued on the Hat Hut label as a 3-LP set, this 1978 recording of Cecil Taylor compatriot, saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, performing live at Collective for Living Cinema in New York in a unique band with Karen Borca (bassoon), Munner Bernard Fennel (cello) and Roger Blank (drums).

Moore, Thurston / Frank Rosaly: Marshmallow Moon Decorum
Moore, Thurston / Frank Rosaly:
Marshmallow Moon Decorum

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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Chicago's 2012 Marshmallow Festival brought together improvising drummer Frank Rosaly with New York guitarist Thurston Moore for a thick 35 minute improvisation that builds in intensity as Moore's drive and Rosaly's vehement interaction take the listener on a monumental journey.

Nastesjo, Johannes / Vasco Trilla: Ginkgo
Nastesjo, Johannes / Vasco Trilla:
Ginkgo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The duo of Johannes Nastesjo on double bass and Vasco Trilla on drums and percussion, an album of extended techniques and unexpected devising, using quietly aggressive techniques balanced by concentrative improv to create unexpected eruptions and unusual sonic environments.

Parak.eets (Ute Wassermann / Richard Scott / Emilio Gordoa): Natura Venomous
Parak.eets (Ute Wassermann / Richard Scott / Emilio Gordoa):
Natura Venomous

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The trio of Richard Scott on modular synths, Emilio Gordoa on vibraphone & percussion, and Ute Wasserman on voice, in uniquely orchestrated free improvisations that focuses on sound interaction with detail and restraint, while still bringing a sense of wonder and exuberation.

Phantom Trio (Tavares / Almeida / Martins): #00
Phantom Trio (Tavares / Almeida / Martins):
#00

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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An excellent jazz album using diverse styles bridging free and lyrical playing from the trio of Sergio Tavares (bass), Fabio Almeida (sax) and Joao Martins (drums), playing in and out of the jazz idiom and augmenting Almeida's sax with electronics in compelling ways.

Rodrigues / Area / Torres / Gris: Aleph
Rodrigues / Area / Torres / Gris:
Aleph

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Two freely improvised works performed on cello, sine waves, cracklebox, bottle, synth, cornet and objects from the quartet of frequent collaborators Guilherme Rodrigue, David Area Guillermo Torres, and Tomas Gris, a mix of subtle improvisation and subsuming sound.

Rodrigues / Greenlief / Swafford: Sidereus Nuncius
Rodrigues / Greenlief / Swafford:
Sidereus Nuncius

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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An extended and far-ranging acoustic free improvisation from the trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Phillip Greenlief on tenor sax, and Tom Wafford on violin, recorded live at the Gallery 1412 during the Seattle Improvised Music Festival of 2006.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Hindi: Ur
Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Hindi:
Ur

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A 5-part introspective improvisation from the trio of Creative Sources leader Ernesto Rodrigues on violin, viola, and electronics; Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, pocket trumpet, and radio; and Jassem Hindi on clarinet; subtle work with extended techniques and unexpected punctuation.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Trinite: Aether
Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Trinite:
Aether

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Strings and small percussion imbue this darkly beautiful set of extended improvisations from the Portugese trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Monsieur Trinite on small percussion; creative richly open soundscapes with intriguing interventions.

Rodrigues / Yamauchi / Santos: The Presence Of Air Particles Ignited By Memory
Rodrigues / Yamauchi / Santos:
The Presence Of Air Particles Ignited By Memory

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Remarkably detailed, slowly moving improvisation from the trio of Katsura Yamauchi on alto sax, Carlos Santos on electronics, and Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, harp and objects, a beautiful balance of acoustic and electronic sound in intensely concentrated music.

Voutchkova, Biliana / Ernesto Rodrigues / Micha Rabuske: 77 Kids
Voutchkova, Biliana / Ernesto Rodrigues / Micha Rabuske:
77 Kids

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Exploratory free improvisation with an emphasis on strings from the trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Biliana Voutchkova on violin, and Micha Rabuske on flutes & sax, collective conversation with scraping and overblowing mutating their sound in interesting and curious ways.

Wilson, Phillip : Esoteric
Wilson, Phillip :
Esoteric

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $13.95    


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Recordings from the late 70s from the duo of Art Ensemble of Chicago drummer Phillip Wilson and trumpeter Olu Dara, an intimate and intelligently reserved session that includes a 3 part tribute to Lester Bowie, originally released on Hat Hut records.

Wooley, Nate: Seven Storey Mountain V
Wooley, Nate:
Seven Storey Mountain V

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )


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The 5th of 7 large and inspiring works that began with a Festival of New Trumpet commission in 2007, here in an ensemble of 19 players including C. Spencer Yeh, Ben Vida, Ben Hall, Matt Moran, Chris Dingman, Dan Peck, Josh Sinton, Colin Stetson, the TILT brass octet, &c.

Chaman Chomeur : Chaman Chomeur
Chaman Chomeur :
Chaman Chomeur

(BeCoq -- France )


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A direct translation of this band's name is "unemployed shaman", the trio of Leo Ratherius (guitar), Marc-Antonie Moercant (drums) and Thomas Cockerel (bass) use trance-like rhythms to build sonic progressions like cathartic rituals, alongside open-minded improvisations.

Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard: Polynya
Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard:
Polynya

(Aerophonic -- USA )


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The debut album of this focused and intrepid Chicago trio led by saxophonist Dave Rempis with young stalwarts Ryan Packard on percussion and electronics, and Netherlands transplant Albert Wildeman, for three extended improvisations recorded live and in the studio.

In Love With (Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / Darrifourcq): Axel Erotic
In Love With (Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / Darrifourcq):
Axel Erotic

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $12.95    


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The French experimental jazz trio of Theo Ceccaldi (violin), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello) and Sylvain Darrifourcq (drums, percussuions, zither) in a playful release of quick paced, creative improvisations in an album of exciting and somewhat off-kilter music; superbe!

Louis Minus XVI : Kindergarten
Louis Minus XVI :
Kindergarten

(BeCoq -- France )


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Joining noise rock and free jazz, the Louis Minus XVI quartet is fronted by two saxophonists--Adrien Douliez on alto and Jean Baptiste Rubin on tenor--with Maxime Petit on bass and Frederic L'homme on drums, in a balanced album of powerful and introspective compositions.

Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker: Perihelion [2 CDs]
Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker:
Perihelion [2 CDs]

(Aerophonic -- USA )


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Following their 2013 release "Aphelion", the working trio of Dave Rempis on sax, Joshua Abrams on bass & clarinet, and Avreeayl Ra on drums release their 2nd collaboration in a 2-CD album of live and studio improvisations, adding Jim Baker on keys and electronics for the 2nd disc.

Full Blast (Brotzmann / Pliakas / Wertmuller): Risc
Full Blast (Brotzmann / Pliakas / Wertmuller):
Risc

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    


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Full Blast, the long-running trio of Peter Brotzmann (reeds), Marino Pliakis (electric bass) and Michael Wertmuller (drums), recording in the studio for an album of seven masterful free improvisations of strong technical and powerfully intense playing.

Sorey, Tyshawn: The Inner Spectrum of Variables [2 CDs]
Sorey, Tyshawn:
The Inner Spectrum of Variables [2 CDs]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $18.95    


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New York drummer Tyshawn Sorey's impressive work for double trio is an ambitious chamber jazz composition using multiple harmonic, formal, rhythmic, and modal vocabularies in an exploratory and improvisational framework, inspired by the work of Lawrence D. Butch Morris.

Conde, Luis / Fabiana Galante / Frode Gjerstad: Give And Take
Conde, Luis / Fabiana Galante / Frode Gjerstad:
Give And Take

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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During multi-reedist Frode Gjerstad's tour of South America in 2015 he met with pianist Fabiana Galante and fellow reedist Luis Conde to record these excellent improvisations, all three using unusual and extended techniques to create these 8 captivating dialogs.

Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Ashley John Young: Now Has No Dimension
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Ashley John Young:
Now Has No Dimension

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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Live recordings from the trio of Paul Dunmall on soprano and tenor sax, Philip Gibbs on guitar, and Ashley John Young on double bass, performing at Cardiff University School of Music Concert Hall in 2016, a great example of concentrative, complex and lively interplay.

Gjerstad, Frode / Ramiro Molina: Unseen Seas
Gjerstad, Frode / Ramiro Molina:
Unseen Seas

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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Frode Gjerstad returned to Chile after his 2013 Trio tour to meet with guitarist Ramiro Molina, both to sample the amazing fish recipes Molina introduced him to, but more importantly, to perform live and to record these delicate and sophisticated improvisations.

Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall: Myth
Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall:
Myth

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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A lyrical and sincere dialog from the Scottish duo of Rob Hall on clarinets and Chick Lyall on piano, recoreded at the chapel in St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh, blending improvisation with chamber music, free jazz, contemporary classical and folk idioms.

Keune, Stefan / Lovens, Paul: Live 2013
Keune, Stefan / Lovens, Paul:
Live 2013

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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Working together in various ensembles since the early 90s, Stefan Keune on sopranino, alto and baritone saxophone and Paul Lovens on drums and cymbals captured these three extraordinary improvisation in the studio in Brussels, Belgium and live Munich Underground in Germany.

resAUnance : Migration
resAUnance :
Migration

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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The debut album by the chamber-jazz quartet resAUnance of Jonathan Golove on electric cello, Michael McNeill on piano, John Bacon on vibraphone and percussion, and Esin Gunduz on voice, blending compositional, improvisation, & Turkish folk music into passionate and beautiful works.

Watts, Trevor / Stephen Grew: Con Fluent
Watts, Trevor / Stephen Grew:
Con Fluent

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    


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Saxophonist Trevor Watts and pianist Stephen Grew improvised these pieces at a distance, Grew sending recordings of two separate solo concerts from Newcastle, which Watts improvised over resulting in these intricate and exuberant "Improvised Compositions".

Bradford, Bobby / Hafez Modirzadeh / Mark Dresser / Alex Cline: Live At The Open Gate [VINYL]
Bradford, Bobby / Hafez Modirzadeh / Mark Dresser / Alex Cline:
Live At The Open Gate [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $22.95    


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West Coast cornetist Bobby Bradford captured live in 2013 for a superb set at the Center for the Arts in Los Angeles, part of the Open Gate Theatre Sunday evening concert series, in a quartet with Hafez Modirzadeh on alto sax, Mark Dresser on bass, and Alex Cline on drums.

Fail Better! (Reis / Vicente / Guimaraes / Pereira / Filipe): OWT [VINYL]
Fail Better! (Reis / Vicente / Guimaraes / Pereira / Filipe):
OWT [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $23.95    


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Mesmerizing electric free improvisation from the Portugese quintet of Marcelo Dos Reis on guitar, Luis Vicente on trumpet, Joao Guimaraes on sax, Jose Miguel Pereira on double bass, and Joao Pais Filipe on drums, recording live at Salao Brazil in Coimbra, Portugal in 2014.

Kuhn, Peter (w/ Toshinori Kondo / Arthur Williams / William Parker / Denis Charles): No Coming, No G
Kuhn, Peter (w/ Toshinori Kondo / Arthur Williams / William Parker / Denis Charles):
No Coming, No Going. The Music of Peter Kuhn, 1978-1979 [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $19.95    


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Two recordings from multi-reedist Peter Kuhn from 1978-79; a reissue of an LP of a '78 radio broadcast with Toshinori Kondo (trumpet), Arthur Williams (trumpet), William Parker (bass), and Denis Charles (drums); and a live concert with Denis Charles in Massachusetts in '79.

Kuhn, Peter Trio (w/ Kyle Moti / Nathan Hubbard): The Other Shore
Kuhn, Peter Trio (w/ Kyle Moti / Nathan Hubbard):
The Other Shore

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Multi-reedist Peter Kuhn's 1st release as a leader in over 30 years, picking up from the NY loft scene after years of struggle, here in a collective free improv album with Kyle Motl on bass and Nathan Hubbard on drums, promoting spiritual values through creative music.

Roebke, Jason Octet: Cinema Spiral
Roebke, Jason Octet:
Cinema Spiral

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Bassist Jason Roebke leads his octet with Keefe Jackson, Greg Ward, Jason Stein, Josh Berman, Jeb Bishop, Jason Adasiewicz, and Mike Reed in a set of collaborative compositions, lyrical yet free improvisation from some of Chicago's finest players.

Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano: Purple Patio  [VINYL]
Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano:
Purple Patio [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $23.95    


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A very open album of improvisation, using an intensely responsive section of three drums and one bass, with Wooley in amazing form playing above the fray, from introspective reserve to seething runs, supported by a wicked undercurrent of astounding, criss-crossing rhythm.

Williams, Arthur (w/ Peter Kuhn / Toshinori Kondo / William Parker / Denis Charles): Forgiveness Sui
Williams, Arthur (w/ Peter Kuhn / Toshinori Kondo / William Parker / Denis Charles):
Forgiveness Suite [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $22.95    


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Never before released radio recordings at WKCR in 1979 of NY trumpeter Arthur Williams, a member of the loft scene, in a quintet with Toshinori Kondo on trumpet, Peter Kuhn on sax, Denis Charles on drums and William Parker on bass, a great example of probing free jazz from that period.

BZ BZ UEU: Tapes & Vinyls
BZ BZ UEU:
Tapes & Vinyls

(Music a la Coque -- Italy )


Price: $11.95    


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Reissue of Italian improvising rock band of Jacopo Andreini (sax), Pino Montecalvo (bass), Carlo Lupori (drums), Efisio Biancofiore (guitar), Edi Leo (trumpet), active from 1993 to 2005, in their first demo tape recorded live in studio in 1994 plus two 7" split with NO and God Is My Co-Pilot.

Smith Quartet with John Tilbury: Morton Feldman: Music for Piano and Strings Volume 3 [DVD-AUDIO]
Smith Quartet with John Tilbury:
Morton Feldman: Music for Piano and Strings Volume 3 [DVD-AUDIO]

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


Price: $28.95    


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Recorded live at the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music in 2006, this is the 3rd and final volume of works by Morton Feldman performed by the Smith Quartet with John Tilbury on piano, recorded in high quality DVD audio and with extensive liner notes by Tilbury.

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.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    


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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.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chap
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chaparreiro / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos / Jose Oliveira :
Jadis La Pluie Etait Bleue

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    


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The second volume of the project heard in the previous Creative Sources album, "Suspensao", here in a 9-piece electroacoust ensemble with viola, cello, doublebass, alto sax, trombone, piano, electric guitar, computer and percussion, suspenseful lowercase music that unfolds in mysterious, beautiful and rewarding ways.

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.

Thumbscrew (Halvorson / Formanek / Fujiwara): Convallaria
Thumbscrew (Halvorson / Formanek / Fujiwara):
Convallaria

(Cuneiform -- USA )


Price: $14.95    


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The NY improvising trio of Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (double bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) follow their "Thumbscrew" album with this impressive release of avant jazz, balancing melodic and technical playing with beautiful pacing and insightful interaction.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    


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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!

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]
Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $20.95    


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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.

 

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