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  February 2017
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Zorn, John / Garth Knox and the Saltarello Trio: Leonard: The Book of Angels Volume 30
Zorn, John / Garth Knox and the Saltarello Trio:
Leonard: The Book of Angels Volume 30

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Ensemble InterContemporain is viola player Garth Knox's string and percussion performance group, here called upon by John Zorn to present new interpretations of his "Book of Angels" Masada compositions, in nine magnificent recordings of great depth and intimacy.

Agnel, Sophie / Daunik Lazro: Marguerite D'Or Pale
Agnel, Sophie / Daunik Lazro:
Marguerite D'Or Pale

(Fou Records -- France )


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The duo of French pianist Sophie Agnel and sax player Daunik Lazro traces back to their work in the quartet Qwat Neum Sixx; here the two as a duo are caught live at the "DOM" Cultural Centre, in Moscow in 2016 for 6 improvisations, contemplative to explosive dialog, inspired by the Russian novel "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov.

Archer, Martin : Story Tellers
Archer, Martin :
Story Tellers

(Discus -- UK )


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Martin Archer introduces a new sextet based on Chicago's AACM approach to free improvisation, in a 2-CD set of 6 large works divided into 5 or 6 chapters each, presenting character themes, rhythm ideas, composed duets, and improvised instructions; superb!

Architek Percussion: Metatron
Architek Percussion:
Metatron

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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The Architek Percussion ensemble is a Montreal quartet performing works by Canadian composers, using percussion, drums, sampling, electronics and synth in wonderfully odd ways, here with two guest performers presenting works composed and mixed by Elliot Britton.

Bopp, Christiane / Jean-Luc Petit: L'eorce Et La Salive
Bopp, Christiane / Jean-Luc Petit:
L'eorce Et La Salive

(Fou Records -- France )


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A uniquely voiced dialog between two skilled improvisers -- Christiane Bopp on trombone and Jean-Luc Petit on bass clarinet & soprano sax -- bringing experience and technique to improvisations that push their instruments into extreme territory yielding fantastic and original language while keeps their listeners on the edge of their seats.

Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet : Qui A Vu Ce Mystere...
Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet :
Qui A Vu Ce Mystere...

(Improvising Beings -- France )


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Two large works of improvisation using electric guitar, synth and alto saxophone from the trio of Augustin Brousseloux, Jean-Marc Foussat, and Quentin Rollet, complex and evolving works with a psychedelic edge, blending experimental, rock and jazz into something truly unique.

Bull, Arthur / John Heward / Adam Linson: Trio
Bull, Arthur / John Heward / Adam Linson:
Trio

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Free improvisation recorded in Nova Scotia from the trio of Arthur Bull on electric guitar, John Heward on drums, and Adam Linson on bass, inspired by the beauty of the day and the substantial house in which they recorded to create these four impressive instant compositions.

Caloia, Nicolas  : Les Bonnes Histoires
Caloia, Nicolas :
Les Bonnes Histoires

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Bridging contemporary and improvised music, Montreal double bassist Nicolas Caloia wrote these pieces for textured and impossible rhythms; blending pieces by Nancarrow and Grand Master Flash; and manipulating poems by Genevieve Letarte; with supporting improv from Jean Derome & Lori Freedman.

Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat / Claude Parle: Bien Mental
Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat / Claude Parle:
Bien Mental

(Fou Records -- France )


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The trio of Jean-Marc Foussat on synthesizer, Claude Parle on accordion, and Joao Camoe on alto violin in three electroacoustic improvisations in a dialog of unusual approach balancing serious performance skills with quirky humor, "well mental" music indeed.

Capurso, Maria Luisa / Jean-Marc Foussat: En Respirant
Capurso, Maria Luisa / Jean-Marc Foussat:
En Respirant

(Fou Records -- France )


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A live recording at POP in Berlin between synth and electronics player Jean-Marc Foussat and vocalist and electronicist Maria Luisa Capurso, subverting the voice through electronics and effects to create wildly encompassing sound environments that contrast Foussat's synthetics with the organic quality of the human voice; rich, hallucinatory, wonderful.

Departement d'Education Psychique: Untitled [VINYL]
Departement d'Education Psychique:
Untitled [VINYL]

(Fou Records -- France )


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The trio of Jean-Marc Foussat on synthesizer and voice, abd Dynamo Dreesen & SVN on electronics, crossing artists more associated with electronica than free improvisation, here in their second release recorded live at Ohm in Berlin, Germany and at "Neues Deutchland" in 2016.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Jean-Luc Petit: ...D'Ou Vient La Lumiere !
Foussat, Jean-Marc / Jean-Luc Petit:
...D'Ou Vient La Lumiere !

(Fou Records -- France )


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A wonderfully eccentric, complex and surprising set of extended improvisations between French clarinetist & saxophonist Jean-Luc Petit and synth and electronics artist Jean-Marc Foussat, ranging from intensive and detailed interactions to beautiful soundscapes, as the two show great compatibility and intent in their approach to free-form improvisation.

Girard-Charest, Emilie: Emilie Prefere Le Chant
Girard-Charest, Emilie:
Emilie Prefere Le Chant

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Emilie Girard-Charest is a Montreal cellist, composer and improviser, here presenting 5 works, one of her own and 4 from Fredrik Gran, Sergio Castrillon, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Joane Hetu, using extreme techniques and electroacoustic accompaniment in both joyful and terrifying ways.

Godet, Jean-Brice Quartet (Godet / Attias / Niggenkemper / Costa): Mujo
Godet, Jean-Brice Quartet (Godet / Attias / Niggenkemper / Costa):
Mujo

(Fou Records -- France )


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The debut album of French clarinetist Jean-Brice Godet, recording with a New York quartet of Michael Attias on alto sax, Pascal Niggenkemper on doublebass, and Carlo Costa on drums for seven tracks of adventerous original compositions, using weaving lines in melodic heads that propel his sidemen to lyrically rich solos and asides.

Guerineau, Sylvain / Kent Carter / Itaru Oki / Makoto Sato: D'Une Rive A L'Autre
Guerineau, Sylvain / Kent Carter / Itaru Oki / Makoto Sato:
D'Une Rive A L'Autre

(Improvising Beings -- France )


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Dedicated to sailors, their adventures and rough living conditions while at sea, from the collective free improv quartet of US jazz master and Lacy associate Kent Carter on bass, French saxophonist Sylvain Gueineau, Makoto Sato on drums and Itaru Oki on trumpet & flute.

Hachiya, Maki / Yuta Yokoyama / Shota Koyama / Hugues Vincent : Four Pillars Of Destiny
Hachiya, Maki / Yuta Yokoyama / Shota Koyama / Hugues Vincent :
Four Pillars Of Destiny

(Improvising Beings -- France )


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French cellist Hugues Vincent recorded these improvisations in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan with well-established players on the Japanese free improv scene Shota Koyama on drums, Yuta Yokoyama on trumpet, and Maki Hachiya on objects & voice; lively, spacious and sophisticated improv.

Juxtavoices: Warning: May Contain Notes
Juxtavoices:
Warning: May Contain Notes

(Discus -- UK )


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Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 30 voices whose repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts, here in a CD/DVD release with a reinterpretation of early an Cabaret Voltaire recordings and a terrifying ascent into hell.

Kepl, Irene: SololoS
Kepl, Irene:
SololoS

(Fou Records -- France )


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Heard in our catalog on albums from Improvising Beings and Another Timbre, here we have a stunning solo album of improvised violin from Viennese violinist Irene Kepl, showing a great range of style and technique while keeping the music playful and interesting, invoking a quote from Trisha Brown: "Dancing on the edge is the only place to be."

Lazro, Daunik / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis: Enfances 8 Janv. 1984
Lazro, Daunik / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis:
Enfances 8 Janv. 1984

(Fou Records -- France )


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A live recording at 28 rue Dunois, in Paris, France in 1984 from the trio of Daunik Lazro on alto sax, Joelle Leandre on double bass and voice, and George Lewis on trombone, a trans-Atlantic enounter of creative inventiveness and innovative vision, a great document of three persistent masters captured early in their incredible careers.

MarsaFouty (Jean-Luc Foussat / Fred Marty): Concerts
MarsaFouty (Jean-Luc Foussat / Fred Marty):
Concerts

(Fou Records -- France )


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Synth improviser Jean-Marc Foussat and double bassist Fred Marty join their names and playing together for an absolutely impressive album of exploratory improv, Foussat taking their music into hallucinatory territories while Marty provides both a solid anchor and flights of textural nuance; supberb.

Marteau Rouge (Pauvros / Sato / Foussat): ... Un Jour Se Leve [VINYL]
Marteau Rouge (Pauvros / Sato / Foussat):
... Un Jour Se Leve [VINYL]

(Fou Records -- France )


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The free improvising trio of Makoto Sato on drums, Jean-Francois Pauvros on guitar and Jean-Marc Foussat on synthesizer & voice in a studio album of unique electro-acoustic dialog recorded in Paris in 2013.

Nuova Camerata : Chant
Nuova Camerata :
Chant

(Improvising Beings -- France )


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Lisbon's Nuova Camerata brings together a mix of improvisers and contemporary classical players--Carlos Zingaro, Joao Camoes, Ulrich Mitzlaff, Miguel Leiria on string with Pedro Carneiro on marimba--for a set of improvisations bridging both disciplines in passionate and unexpected ways.

Quartetski: Quartetski Does Bartok - Mikrokosmos, Sz 107
Quartetski:
Quartetski Does Bartok - Mikrokosmos, Sz 107

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Composed between 1926 and 1939, "Mikrokosmos" was Bela Bartok's attempt to solve certain technical problems in the art of piano playing, here adapted by the 5-piece Quartetski into a fascinating series of progressive exercises and etudes, oddly enough presented without a piano.

Quatuor Bozzini: Christopher Butterfield: Trip
Quatuor Bozzini:
Christopher Butterfield: Trip

(Collection QB -- Canada )


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Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini string quartet worked with composer Christopher Butterfield, who wrote two of these pieces ("Trip" and "Fall") specifically for QB, alongside three other works from 20 years of composing that use unusual instructions and scores for the performers.

Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough): Sunshine! Quartet
Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough):
Sunshine! Quartet

(Discus -- UK )


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A small group setting where each performer brings a composition to the session, with Discus family members Martin Archer on saxophones, Corey Mwamba on vibraphone, Seth Bennet on double bass, and Peter Fariclough on drums, for jazz that balances melodic and formidable free improvisation.

Tippett, Keith Octet: The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon
Tippett, Keith Octet:
The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon

(Discus -- UK )


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Superlative large group jazz from UK pianist/composer Keith Tippett, presenting a series of lyrical and accessible compositions inspired by themes from Irish folk music, in a new Octet with alumni of the Royal Academy of Music's jazz programme and long-time Tippett collaborators.

Pisaro, Michael  (w/ Didier Aschour / Stephane Garin): Resting in a Fold of the Fog
Pisaro, Michael (w/ Didier Aschour / Stephane Garin):
Resting in a Fold of the Fog

(Potlatch -- France )


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Two rich sound works: "Grounded Cloud" which gathers fragments of noise and tone into a continuous fabric; and "Hearing Metal (4)", an investigation into metallic resonance, performed by Pisaro with Dedalus members Stephane Garin (percussion) and Didier Aschour (guitar).

Banabila, Michel: Sound Years [VINYL]
Banabila, Michel:
Sound Years [VINYL]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


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A captivating compilation from electronic composer Michel Banabila recorded between 2005-2016, a combination of studio, live and theatre recordings remixed into two continuous tracks of sound, with collaborations including Oene Van Geel and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek).

Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel): Unleashed
Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel):
Unleashed

(RogueArt -- France )


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Pianist Myra Melford joins frequent collaborators, double bassist Joelle Leandre and flutist Nicole Mitchell, in a live performance at Galerie Zurcher, in Paris in 2016, for a set of spontaneous improvisations with a warm chamber jazz feeling of masterful 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.

Wire, The: #396 February 2017 [MAGAZINE] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Wire, The:
#396 February 2017 [MAGAZINE] [Used Item]

(The Wire -- UK )


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On the cover: Run The Jewels, hiphop's 24 carat duo of El-P and Killer Mike; interview with Russian composer and Tarkovsky collaborator Edward Artemiev; Lisbon's new jazz vanguard; + Dubplates & Mastering's Rashad Becker Invisible Jukebox; views, news, reviews, &c.

Leandre, Joelle: No Comment
Leandre, Joelle:
No Comment

(Fou Records -- France )


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Two exemplary solo sets from the truly distinctive and commanding French double bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandres recorded at Vancouver Jazz Festival, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada, in June 1995 and at The Ibleo Jazz Festival in Ragusa, Italy in October, 1994.

Johnston, Darren: Edge Of The Forest
Johnston, Darren:
Edge Of The Forest

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Bay area trumpeter and bandleader Johntson in a set of original compositions performed with Ben Goldberg, Sheldon Brown, Devin Hoff and Smith Dobson.

not the wind not the flag: Tintinabulum
not the wind not the flag:
Tintinabulum

(Barnyard -- Canada )


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A beautifully building release of guitar and percussion, one long track that adds intensity from lovely minimalism to Fripp-ian chords and driving drum work.

Johansson / Fite / Grip: Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Johansson / Fite / Grip:
Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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An evening of free improvisation recorded in Berlin at au Topsi Pohl in 2020 from the Swedish trio of Euro Free Jazz legend Sven-Ake Johansson on drums, Niklas Fite on acoustic guitar and Joel Grip on double bass, performing two extended and dynamic improvisations, and then settling into jazz standard form for "Isn't It Romantic" and "Out of Nowhere" sung by by Johansson.

Joker (Joane Hetu): Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve?
Joker (Joane Hetu):
Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve?

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Joker brings together 12 vocalists, many core members of the Ambiances Magnetiques/Musique Actuelle collective including Joane Hetu, Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Michel F Cote, Lori Freedman, &c, performing unusual works of voice and narration composed by Joane Hetu.

Nous Percons Les Oreilles (Derome / Hetu): Un ideal
Nous Percons Les Oreilles (Derome / Hetu):
Un ideal

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Joane Hetu and Jean Derome formed Nous percons les oreilles 20 years ago, merging their expansive musical interests in idiosyncratic improvisation and orchestration using saxophones & wind instruments, objects, voice, melodica, and piano, here in their 4th astonishing album.

Wire, The: #396 February 2017 [MAGAZINE]
Wire, The:
#396 February 2017 [MAGAZINE]

(The Wire -- UK )


Price: $9.95    




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On the cover: Run The Jewels, hiphop's 24 carat duo of El-P and Killer Mike; interview with Russian composer and Tarkovsky collaborator Edward Artemiev; Lisbon's new jazz vanguard; + Dubplates & Mastering's Rashad Becker Invisible Jukebox; views, news, reviews, &c.

Caloia, Nicolas  : Les Bonnes Histoires <i>[Used Item]</i>
Caloia, Nicolas :
Les Bonnes Histoires [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.50    




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Bridging contemporary and improvised music, Montreal double bassist Nicolas Caloia wrote these pieces for textured and impossible rhythms; blending pieces by Nancarrow and Grand Master Flash; and manipulating poems by Genevieve Letarte; with supporting improv from Jean Derome & Lori Freedman.

Joker (Joane Hetu): Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve? <i>[Used Item]</i>
Joker (Joane Hetu):
Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve? [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $12.00    




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Joker brings together 12 vocalists, many core members of the Ambiances Magnetiques/Musique Actuelle collective including Joane Hetu, Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Michel F Cote, Lori Freedman, &c, performing unusual works of voice and narration composed by Joane Hetu.

Nous Percons Les Oreilles (Derome / Hetu): Un ideal <i>[Used Item]</i>
Nous Percons Les Oreilles (Derome / Hetu):
Un ideal [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $10.00    




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Joane Hetu and Jean Derome formed Nous percons les oreilles 20 years ago, merging their expansive musical interests in idiosyncratic improvisation and orchestration using saxophones & wind instruments, objects, voice, melodica, and piano, here in their 4th astonishing album.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.

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 dÕAlfortville and in the studio.

Guthrie, Will: People Pleaser 2 [VINYL]
Guthrie, Will:
People Pleaser 2 [VINYL]

(Kythibong -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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Impressive experimental approaches to organized recordings of rhythmic and melodic percussion, a mix of quirky and curious samples & loops, spoken word, field recordings and inexplicable origins, captivating the listener in concise and diverse expositions and dynamic pacing, a journey in "pleasingly" upbeat passages and moments of awe and contemplation.




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