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  November 2017
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Fujiwara, Tomas : Triple Double
Fujiwara, Tomas :
Triple Double

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Drummer Tomas Fujiwara's sextet is actually two trios interacting, with fellow drummer Gerald Cleaver, both Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook on guitar, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet and Ralph Alessi on trumpet, the pairings forming unisons and contrasts that add an unrestrained sense of enthusiasm and excitement to Fujiwara's sophisticated compositions.

Taborn, Craig / Ikue Mori: Highsmith
Taborn, Craig / Ikue Mori:
Highsmith

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Two of Downtown NY's most innovative performers collaborate for an album placing the rich acoustic piano work of Craig Taborn beside the slippery electronics of Ikue Mori, the result of their live performances that started at New York's Village Vanguard in 2016 and leading to this album, which presents a set of 11 unique and sophisticated dialogs.

Zorn, John(Lage / Riley): Midsummer Moons
Zorn, John(Lage / Riley):
Midsummer Moons

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Two guitarists -- Gyan Riley and Julian Lage -- perform 10 lyrical John Zorn compositions inspired by Shakespeare and written for the moon, a symbol of love, lust, madness and dreams, as the two guitarists play in unison and interweaving figures, a beautiful album of contemplative, refined and elegant works from one of New York's most prolific composers.

Mori, Ikue (w/ Jim Black / Okkyung Lee / Sylvie Courvoisier): Obelisk
Mori, Ikue (w/ Jim Black / Okkyung Lee / Sylvie Courvoisier):
Obelisk

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Ikue Mori's Obelisk project brings together her unique electronics with Downtown Scene key players, Jim Black on drums, Okkyung Lee on cello, and Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, an album driven by Mori's melodic compositions that take unexpected twists and turns in dramatic and lyrical playing, Mori's electronics bringing an exotic charm and ringing beauty to her works.

Remote Viewers, The : Last Man In Europe
Remote Viewers, The :
Last Man In Europe

(Remote Viewers -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The saxophone-heavy UK improvising band Remote Viewers returns to a trio format, with founders David Petts on tenor sax and Adrian Northover on soprano sax, plus John Edwards on double bass, as the stripped-down band employs signature harmonic territory and compositional approaches, making this a distinctively concentrated and welcome Remote Viewers album.

Halvorson, Mary Quartet (w/ Gress / Fujiwara / Okazaki): Paimon: The Book Of Angels Volume 32
Halvorson, Mary Quartet (w/ Gress / Fujiwara / Okazaki):
Paimon: The Book Of Angels Volume 32

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The final album from John Zorn's "Book of Angels" series presenting Zorn's Masada compositions, here with 10 previously unrecorded compositions from "Masada Book Two" performed by NY guitarist Mary Halvorson in a quartet with Drew Gress on bass, Tomas Fujiwara on drums, and Miles Okazaki on guitar, in an album of joyfully exciting and melodic improvisations.

Musicianer (Sinton / Ajemian / Taylor): Slow Learner
Musicianer (Sinton / Ajemian / Taylor):
Slow Learner

(Iluso -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Sidney Bechet referred to fellow musician as "musicianers", the title for New York baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton's trio with Jason Ajemian on acoustic bass and Chad Taylor on drums and percussion, in an outstandingly creative and compelling album of modern jazz showing the strong links between these three, dating back to their work together in Chicago in the 80s.

Khan, George: Ah! (1968-2005) [2 CDs]
Khan, George:
Ah! (1968-2005) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Spain )


Price: $21.95    




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An essential retrospective of UK saxophonist and flutist George Khan's long career featuring 4 concerts: a 1980 duo with People Band percussionist Terry Day; a 1968 quintet with Peter Lemer (piano), Albert Kovitz (clarinet), Frank Flowers (double bass) and Terry Day; in 1975 with Terry Day and bassist Charlie Hart; and solo in London around 2005 at Mopomoso.

Bertoia, Harry: Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture Of Harry Bertoia [CD + DVD]
Bertoia, Harry:
Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture Of Harry Bertoia [CD + DVD]

(Important Records -- USA )


Price: $28.95    




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Italian-born American artist, sound art sculptor, and modern furniture designer Harry Bertoia in a CD/DVD package containing historic recordings made in Harry Bertoia's Sonambient barn, where he developed sculptures with sonic properties, including four recently discovered audio recordings and a DVD of interview footage, showing Bertoia at work.

Tree Ear (Strinning / Troller / Hemingway): Witches Butter
Tree Ear (Strinning / Troller / Hemingway):
Witches Butter

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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After percussionist and composer Gerry Hemingway migrated to Luzern, Switzerland he joined forces with the creative improvising community in that city, in particular with guitarist Manuel Troller and saxophonist and bass clarinetist Sebastian Strinning, the trio taking the name Tree Ear, blending free and idiomatic improv in bold, uncommon and spellbinding ways.

Risser, Eve  / Kaja Draksler: To Pianos
Risser, Eve / Kaja Draksler:
To Pianos

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Two pianists dedicate to their instruments at the Gallus Hall of Cankarjev Dom during the 57th Jazz Festival Ljubljana: Paris-based pianist Eve Risser (Umlaut, En-Corps, &c) and Slovenian pianist Kaja Draskler (I/O, Draskler Octet, &c.), to record these inventive duos, weaving their keys together or working inside and out of the piano in incredible sonic approaches.

FCT Trio meets Carlos Atti (Atti / Graziano / Evangelista / Cusa): From Sun Ra to Donald Trump
FCT Trio meets Carlos Atti (Atti / Graziano / Evangelista / Cusa):
From Sun Ra to Donald Trump

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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With humorous titles referencing everything from Sun Ra to Donald Trump, Italian drummer Francesco Cusa's quartet with Carlo Atti (sax), Simone Graziano (piano) and Gabriele Evangelista (bass), reimagine the concepts of traditional jazz standards and formats into contemporatry approaches of composition and playing, in a serious and lyrical album of modern creative jazz.

Rave, Ada Trio (w/ Nicola L. Hein / Wilbert De Joode): The Sea, the Storm and the Full Moon
Rave, Ada Trio (w/ Nicola L. Hein / Wilbert De Joode):
The Sea, the Storm and the Full Moon

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Mixing free jazz and and open-minded collective improv using unusual techniques from Argentinian-born, Amsterdam-based saxophonist Ada Rave and her trio with German prepared guitarist Nicola L. Hein and Netherland bassist Wilbert De Joode, blending lyrical formats as she seeks new paths in the combination of written composition and spontaneous improvisation.

Aalberg, Kullhammar, Zetterber & Santos Silva: Basement Sessions Vol.4 (The Bali Tapes)
Aalberg, Kullhammar, Zetterber & Santos Silva:
Basement Sessions Vol.4 (The Bali Tapes)

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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The 4th volumes of this remarkable set of "basement sessions" from the Swedish trio of Espen Aalberg on drums & percussion, Jonas Kullhammar on saxophone & flute, and Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass, joined by Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, for a beautiful album of free hard bop, encompassing spiritual and ritual aspects of gamelan music in a unique and wonderful album.

Fraser, Nick (w/ Malaby / Downing / Clutton): Is Life Long?
Fraser, Nick (w/ Malaby / Downing / Clutton):
Is Life Long?

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Toronto drummer Nick Fraser leads the quartet of Tony Malaby on saxophones, Andrew Downing on cellos, and Rob Clutton on bass in their 3rd album together, presenting 6 Fraser original compositions, using both string players to create unique harmonic environments over which they combine lyrical and contemporary approaches to jazz and improv.

Lencastre's, Joao Communion 3 (Lencastre / Sacks / Opsvik): Movements In Freedom
Lencastre's, Joao Communion 3 (Lencastre / Sacks / Opsvik):
Movements In Freedom

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Communion is Portuguese drummer and composer Joao Lencastre's project to bring musicians from the American and international jazz scenes together, here in his 3rd release presenting a piano trio with two New Yorkers--pianist Jacob Sack and Norwegian bassist living in New York, Eivind Opsvik--for 3 Lencastre compositions, 1 Ornette Coleman piece, and 6 collective compositions.

Sirius (Tembe / Trinite): Acoustic Main Suite Plus The Inner One
Sirius (Tembe / Trinite):
Acoustic Main Suite Plus The Inner One

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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A beautifully complex album of resonant improvisation from Swazi born trumpeter Yaw Tembe, who is committed to bring Africa to the Portuguese free music scene, Yaw, along with Paris veteran percussionist/objects manipulator Monsieur Trinitee, blend patient sonic environments with percussive platforms and both meditative and scrabbly trumpet work; an absorbing release.

Imaginary Numbers (McPhee / Niggenkemper / Solberg): Imaginary Numbers
Imaginary Numbers (McPhee / Niggenkemper / Solberg):
Imaginary Numbers

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Playing both pocket trumpet and tenor sax, Joe McPhee joins German/French/NY bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, and Norwegian drummer Stale Liavik Solberg, for an authoritative and bold album of collective free improv, three extended conversations that center on "A Supreme Love (For John Coltrane)", pointing to the history and sympathies of these impressive musicians.

Camoes, Joao / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Jean-Marc Foussat: Autres Paysages
Camoes, Joao / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Autres Paysages

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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"Autres Paysages" or "Other Landscapes" pins the description on the rich, turbulent, and mesmerizing music this trio creates, with French violist Joao Camoes and Jean-Marc Foussat on the EMS Synthi AKS collaborating for their 3rd album, joined by trumpeter Jean-Luc Cappozzo, as acoustics and electronics subsume and survive seamlessly in an inspired set of recordings.

Moster, Parker, Abrams & Herndon: Ran Do
Moster, Parker, Abrams & Herndon:
Ran Do

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Chicago and Norway free improvisers come together in the quartet of Kjetil Moster (tenor sax), Jeff Parker (guitar), John Herndon (drums) and Joshua Abrams (double bass), having played once in Chicago's bar Rodan in 2008, and finally reunited to bring this album, blending polyrhythmic, rock, jazz, free playing, textural and grooves together into an exhilarating music.

Swell, Steve (w/ Brown / Hwang / Ulrich / Boston / Pugliese): Music for Six Musicians: Hommage a Oli
Swell, Steve (w/ Brown / Hwang / Ulrich / Boston / Pugliese):
Music for Six Musicians: Hommage a Olivier Messiaen

(Silkheart -- France )


Price: $12.00    




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Steve Swell presents an homage to composer Olivier Messiaen in a sextet with Rob Brown (saxophone), Jason Kao Hwang (violin & viola), Robert Boston (piano & organ), Tomas Ulrich (cello), and Jim Pugliese (drums & percussion) performed live at Metro Baptist Church in NYC, 2017, a presentation of encompassing and passionate free music that knows little boundary.

Frey, Jurg: L'ame Est Sans Retenue I [5 CDs]
Frey, Jurg:
L'ame Est Sans Retenue I [5 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $46.95    




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A massive work from composer Jurg Frey focused on the dynamic relationship between sound and silence, and how it can affect our perception of the silence in a frame of space and time, using environmental sounds of field recordings and silence to create a massive work over six hours, modifying pitch, rhythm, dynamics, texture, and overtone, here properly released on 5 CDs.

Black, Jim: Malamute
Black, Jim:
Malamute

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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New York drummer Jim Black's multinational quartet, which toured Europe in 2015, is captured in the studio for an album of acoustic-electric improvisation that experiments with tunes and structures, using Elias Stemeseder's keyboards and Black's samplers in unexpected ways around strong playing from saxophonist Oskar Gudjonsson and bassist Chris Tordini.

Cage, John: Klang der Wandlungen [3 CDs]
Cage, John:
Klang der Wandlungen [3 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $36.95    




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An impressive triple-CD box with recordings of some late works by John Cage, including "Seventy-Four for Orchestra, 1992", "103 for Orchestra, 1991, part 1 & 2", In a Landscape fur Harfe", "Postcard From Heaven fur Eine Bis Zwanzig Harfen", and some of "The Harmony of Maine"; including a 32 page booklet with photos and liner notes by Jakob Ullmann.

Chadbourne, Eugene : The Lost Eddie Chatterbox Session [2017 REISSUE]
Chadbourne, Eugene :
The Lost Eddie Chatterbox Session [2017 REISSUE]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Reissuing free improvising guitarist Eugene Chadbourne's 1977, San Francisco recording of compositions by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman, plus a few standards and originals, captured on an ailing quarter-track tape deck, but saved for the force of his playing, here restored, corrected, and remastered.

Charles, Xavier / Michel F Cote / Franz Hautzinger / Philippe Lauzier / Eric Normand: Torche!
Charles, Xavier / Michel F Cote / Franz Hautzinger / Philippe Lauzier / Eric Normand:
Torche!

(Tour de Bras -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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An exceptional free improvising quintet of Montreal & Quebec improvisers--bassist Eric Normand, drummer Michel F. Cote, and bass clarinetist Philippe Lauzier--with French clarinetist Xavier Charles and German trumpeter Franz Hautzinger, performing live during the 2016 Festival de Musique de Creation, creating fascinating commotion with incredible restraint.

Die Enttauschung  (Axel Dorner / Michael Griener / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder): Lavaman
Die Enttauschung (Axel Dorner / Michael Griener / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder):
Lavaman

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The remarkable European Free Jazz quintet Die Enttauschung, crossing bop forms with modern creative approaches to jazz for over 20 years, takes a new drummer--Michael Griener--and adds trombonist Christof Thewes, to join Rudi Mahall on clarinets, Axel Dorner on trumpet, and Jan Roder on bass, for an exciting and upbeat album of succinct tunes that both revere and abuse jazz history in wonderful ways.

Guy, Barry: The Blue Shroud
Guy, Barry:
The Blue Shroud

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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A massive work from bassist/composer Barry Guy inspired by the covering of Picasso's painting Guernica at the UN as we argued for war with Iraq, realized with a 14-member group that includes violinist Maya Homburger, pianist Agusti Fernandez, percussionists Lucas Nigglie & Ramon Lopez, with songs on texts by Irish poet Kerry Hardie; profound and inspired.

Mayas, Magda / Pierre-Yves Martel / Eric Normand: Boule-spiel
Mayas, Magda / Pierre-Yves Martel / Eric Normand:
Boule-spiel

(Tour de Bras -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Quebec improvisers Pierre-Yves Martel on Viola da Gamba, objects, and feedback, Eric Normand on electric bass and snare drum, are joined by Berlin pianist Magda Mayas for two extended works of free improvisation, manipulating and contorting strings with an electroacoustic edge, dark ruminations of exquisite detail, patience, and adroit interaction.

Rainey, Tom Obbligato: Float Upstream
Rainey, Tom Obbligato:
Float Upstream

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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An album of standards interpreted by NY drummer Tom Rainey's and his band Obbligato of Ralph Alessi on trumpet, Ingrid Laubrock on saxophones, Kris Davis on piano, and Drew Gress on bass, sincerely approaching the great songbooks that fuel traditional jazz, each updated and modulated but not overtly deconstructed, as the band finds great inspiration for group interplay.

Rainey, Tom Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson): Hotel Grief
Rainey, Tom Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson):
Hotel Grief

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Tom Rainey's New York Trio performing in the East Village Cornelia Street Cafe, with the drummer and leader accompanied by guitarist Mary Halvorson and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock on soprano and tenor, as the three trade complex and intertwining lines and lay out solos that on the surface are lyrical while underneath they seethe with intricate interplay and bold concepts.

Sun Ra: Discipline 27-II [2017 REMASTER]
Sun Ra:
Discipline 27-II [2017 REMASTER]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The 2nd volume in Sun Ra's "Discipline" series was recorded during the same sessions as 1972's Impulse release "Space Is the Place", with Sun Ra on electronic keyboards and Moog, and a large band including Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny Davis, Akh Tal Ebah, June Tyson, &c.

Trio 3 (Lake / Workman / Cyrille): Visiting Texture
Trio 3 (Lake / Workman / Cyrille):
Visiting Texture

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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This time around the long-standing trio of drummer Andrew Cyrille, bassist Reggie Workman, and saxophonist Oliver Lake doesn't add a 4th player to the group, instead focusing on the trio itself and their intuitive and implicitly lyrical approach to free jazz, in this 11th album recorded in the studio to feature their masterful collective playing as a group of equals where "music is the leader".

Burning Ghosts (Giddens / McLendon / Rosenboom / Vossler): Reclamation
Burning Ghosts (Giddens / McLendon / Rosenboom / Vossler):
Reclamation

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Burning Ghost is the West Coast rock influenced improvising quartet of Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet, guitarist Jake Vossler, Richard Giddens on double bass, and Aaron McLendon on drums, in a fiery album of heavy playing that borrows from jazz and metal rock forms, with ominious political overtones in their titles while showing articulate and impressive playing skill.

McPhee, Joe: The Willisau Concert
McPhee, Joe:
The Willisau Concert

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Recorded in 1975 at the Swiss Willisau Jazz Festival, Joe McPhee's trio with John Synder on synth and Makaya Ntshoko on drums, and McPhee on tenor and sopranox sax, was Hat Hut's 2nd release and has been out of print since; Corbett vs. Dempsey asked McPhee what unavailable album he'd like to see in print, and this suberb album was his first choice.

Rova::Orkestra: Electric Ascension (2003)
Rova::Orkestra:
Electric Ascension (2003)

(Atavistic -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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New source for this amazing album: "Massive and intense in-studio interpretation of John Coltrane's masterwork, Ascension, as performed by an all-star ensemble featuring The Rova Saxophone Quartet, Nels Cline (Wilco), guitar legend Fred Frith, Ikue Mori (formerly of No New York stars DNA), turntable wizard Otomo Yoshihide, plus other stellar guests."-Larry Ochs

Shardik (Shellenberger / Buckley / Hollenberg): Shardik
Shardik (Shellenberger / Buckley / Hollenberg):
Shardik

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Born from rock bands like Cleric and Simulacrum, this NY instrumental, improvising rock trio blends avant-garde classical, free jazz, dissonant math metal, ambient and world music into a powerful new mix, with Nick Shellenberger on bass and synth, Matt Buckley on drums & percussion, and Matt Hollenberg on guitar; intricate, edgy, demanding and driven music.

Taylor, Hollis: Absolute Bird [2 CDs]
Taylor, Hollis:
Absolute Bird [2 CDs]

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )


Price: $34.95    




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An unusual and distinctive record from violinist and ornithologist Hollis Taylor, a book with 2 CDS presenting 41 tracks of recordings of the Australian pied butcherbird, each track pairing a bird, environmental sound, and a single instrumentalist, with an impressive list of performers who take unique approaches to the challenge of accompanying a bird.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol. 5 _Philharmonie De Paris
Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Vol. 5 _Philharmonie De Paris

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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During a week in April 2017 John Zorn travelled to Paris, where he performed several concerts including "The Interpretation of Dreams", presented an evening with guests, and performed solo on the organ at the Grande salle Pierre Boulez, the full concert of which is presented on this CD, along with 30 minutes of recordings made before the evening's concert.

Zorn, John: The Interpretation Of Dreams
Zorn, John:
The Interpretation Of Dreams

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A new set of works from Downtown New York composer John Zorn inspired by the surrealism of Luis Bunuel and the psychotropic dream world of William S. Burroughs, in three compositions performed by Jack Quartet, the rhythm section from the piano quintet Obscure Objects of Desire, plus vivbraphonist Sae Hashimoto, pianist Steve Gosling, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey.

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).

Sinton, Josh: Krasa
Sinton, Josh:
Krasa

(Irabbagast -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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New York reedist Josh Sinton takes the contrabass clarinet on a wild ride, performing live with no overdubs, using clip-on mics, a mixing board, a sans amp box, a volume pedal, and a bass amp, as he explores sonic possibilities and unexpected directions for this big reed instrument in his quest to redefine the old Slavic word for beauty or splendor: krasa.

Weston, Matt: Searchlight Swings b/w Is That Helicopter Over Our House? [7-inch' VINYL]
Weston, Matt:
Searchlight Swings b/w Is That Helicopter Over Our House? [7-inch' VINYL]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $5.36    




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Percussionist and electronics artist Matt Weston (Arthur Brooks Ensemble V, Arc Pair) in a 7" release showcasing his playing skills over his own notation systems employing additional dimensions of pre-and post-gestural strategies, using written standard notation and visual cues based on multiple and simultaneous, graphic scores.

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

(Bead -- UK )


Price: $10.00    




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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.

Boneshaker (Mars Williams / Paal Nilssen-Love /  Kent Kessler): Unusual Words
Boneshaker (Mars Williams / Paal Nilssen-Love / Kent Kessler):
Unusual Words

(Soul What Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A CD intended to sell at concerts from Mars Williams' own Soul What Records label, a studio recording in 2012 from the powerhouse trio of Chicago multi-reedist Mars Williams, in-demand Norwegian drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, and Chicago bassist Kent Kessler, running the gamut from furious blowing to introspective interaction.

Williams, Mars presents (w/ Berman / Lonberg-Holm / Baker / Kessler / Sandstrom / Hunt): An Ayler Xm
Williams, Mars presents (w/ Berman / Lonberg-Holm / Baker / Kessler / Sandstrom / Hunt):
An Ayler Xmas: The Music of Albert Ayler & Songs of Christmas

(Soul What Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Chicago saxophonist Mars Williams directs his Albert Ayler tribute band, Witches and Devils, to merge Ayler-esque compositions with Christmas songs, performed by Josh Berman (cornet) Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Jim Baker (keys, viola), Kent Kessler (bass), Brian Sandstrom (bass, guitar, trumpet); an unexpected and welcome present for your free jazz festivities!




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