The Squid's Ear Magazine




  May, 2018
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Almeida, Goncalo / John Dikeman / George Hadow: O Monstro
Almeida, Goncalo / John Dikeman / George Hadow:
O Monstro

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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An album of intense and passionate free jazz from the Netherlands trio of John Dikeman on sax, George Hadow on drums and Goncalo Almeida on bass, captured live at Zeal 100 in Amsterdam for four romps in creative conversation, balancing technical playing with enthusiastic joy and wild energy, an unusual but very welcome album in the Creative Sources catalog.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / Peer Schlechta / Ove Volquartz : Music for Two Organs & Two Bass C
Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / Peer Schlechta / Ove Volquartz :
Music for Two Organs & Two Bass Clarinets

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


Price: $17.95    




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Recording at the Neustadter Kirche in Hofgeismar, Germany, the quartet of Thanos Chrysakis and Peer Schlechta organ with Chris Cundy and Ove Volquartz on bass clarinets, use the resonance and massive sound of their organs to create active improvisations of deep tones, cries, and unearthly squalls, an incredible set of interacting textures and runs.

Jun, Yan / Jason Kahn: None Of Us
Jun, Yan / Jason Kahn:
None Of Us

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


Price: $12.95    




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Five recordings from the duo of Jason Kahn and Yan Jun, recording ostensibly on voice, though all recordings from their rehearsals and live performances were muted, deleted, or suffered technical issues, so what remains are the extraneous sound of the rooms and concert spaces, alone or layered, the final piece layering incidental sounds from 5 concerts.

Leap of Faith Orchestra: SuperClusters
Leap of Faith Orchestra:
SuperClusters

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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The 4th work using composer, band-leader and multi-instrumentalist David Peck's Frame Notation Scores for his large ensemble Leap of Faith Orchestra, his graphic notation allowing exceptional, unexpected and truly unusual results in large-scale improvisation, an amazing evolution of the big band concept executed by the some of the finest players in the Boston area; amazing!

Leap Of Faith: Domains
Leap Of Faith:
Domains

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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One of the core ensembles in Boston's Evil Clown collective led by multi-reedist David Peck is Leap of Faith, a uniquely inspired collective free improv band with unusual instruments and percussive devices, here in a live concert at Outpost 186 as quintet with Glynis Lomon on cello, Damon Smith on bass, Silvain Castellano on bass, and Yuri ZBitnov on drums & percussion.

Ullmann, Jakob: Muntzers Stern, Solo II [2 CDs]
Ullmann, Jakob:
Muntzers Stern, Solo II [2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $29.95    




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Between 2014-16 Jakob Ullmann composed the orchestral work "steine, feuer, sterne" (stones, fire, stars) based on a modular structure, such that individual sections can be played outside of a complete performance, solo or in predetermined combinations; this album presents one section for solo bassoon titled "Muntzers stern" performed by Dafne Vicente-Sandoval.

Escargot (Quost / Emaille / Malmendier / Fertin / Freres): Dart Love
Escargot (Quost / Emaille / Malmendier / Fertin / Freres):
Dart Love

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The Canadian free improvising electroacoustic quintet Escargot of Timothee Quost on trumpet and no-input mixer, Camille Emaille on percussion, Tom Malmednier on snare drums, Xavier Fertin on clarinets, and Louis Freres on bass, in a playful and oft-times bizarre set of collective improvisations, wonderfully eccentric work of strong technical skill and unusual techniques.

Fite, Niklas / Alexander Frangenheim: Sugar Is A Necessary Fluid
Fite, Niklas / Alexander Frangenheim:
Sugar Is A Necessary Fluid

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Two string players, Swedish acoustic guitarist and banjo player Niklas Fite, and German double bassist Alexander Frangenheim, recording in the studio in Berlin in 2017 for 10 succinct improvisations ranging from quick interactive discourse of a pointillistic nature to near silent meditations using unusual and extended techniques, a quirky and informed album.

Free Music Septet: Meandros e Vertentes
Free Music Septet:
Meandros e Vertentes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A live recording from the acoustic septet Free Music 7tet of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Luiz Rocha (clarinets), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Eduardo Chagas (trombone), and (piano), Hernani Faustino (double bass) and Paulo Ferreira Lopes (drums), performing at O'Culto da Ajuda, for five improvisations from active free improv to lowercase exploration.

Masing / Petzold / Rodrigues / Rodrigues: Crane Cries
Masing / Petzold / Rodrigues / Rodrigues:
Crane Cries

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Emulating the sounds and intentions of cranes through string improvisation and unusual techniques, the quartet of Estonian violinist Elo Masing, German violinist Dietrich Petzold, and Portuguese violist and cellist Ernesto and Guilherme Rodrigues name each of 8 tracks on the behavior of cranes, from forming a flock, migration, fighting, ritual dancing, to nesting.

Quintans, Santiago / Ramon Lopez: Espadas Como Labios
Quintans, Santiago / Ramon Lopez:
Espadas Como Labios

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Translating to "Swords Like Lips", the duo of Spanish guitarist Santiago Quintans and percussionist/drummer Ramon Lopez are captured live at La Fonderie in Le Mans, France for 10 improvisations of strong technical playing with lyrical intent and a varied program of kinetic and peaceful interplay, an album that would place well on the ECM label.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Eduardo Chagas: Holes and Cracks
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Eduardo Chagas:
Holes and Cracks

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A lowercase duo of intense focus and concentrative dialog from Creative Sources label leader Eernesto Rodrigues on viola and trombonist Eduardo Chagas, a member of IKB, Variable Geometry Orchestra, Suspensao, &c., through five recordings using primarily extended techniques and close proximity miking to create unusual textural and alien soundcscapes of great tension and release.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andrew Lafkas / Bryan Eubanks: 0 Minutes And 0 Seconds
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andrew Lafkas / Bryan Eubanks:
0 Minutes And 0 Seconds

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Lisbon-based viola player Ernesto Rodrigues joins three Berlin-based musicians--cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, double bassist Andrew Lafkas and electronics artist Bryan Eubanks--merging the lowercase approaches of Creative Sources groupings with experimental electronics for a 5-part album that ranges from the subliminal to assertive tones and momentum.

Rodrigues, Guilherme / Johan Moir: Hollow Wood
Rodrigues, Guilherme / Johan Moir:
Hollow Wood

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Swedish double bassist Johan Moir, who focuses on extended techniques, preparations, Just Intonation and psychoacoustic phenomena, joins with cellist Guilherme Rodrigues in the studio in Berlin to record these 9 dialogs of haunting string improvisations, pushing the limits of their "hollow wood" instruments to create a vast palette of sound and approaches.

Schiller, Christoph / Eric Ruffing: Trance
Schiller, Christoph / Eric Ruffing:
Trance

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Finding common ground between the acoustic past and the electronic present, the duo of Christoph Schiller on spinet and Eric Ruffing on analogue synthesizer present two extended improvisations of tempered interaction, exploring periods of extended sound, timbre and decay, scrabbling inside playing, restrained electronic whines, and active pointillistic playing.

Shibolet, Ariel: 132: Work For Multiphonics
Shibolet, Ariel:
132: Work For Multiphonics

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Kadima Collective saxophonist Ariel Shibolet presents an extended solo work for soprano saxophone, a patiently unfolding piece using multiphonics, an extended technique where the typically monophonic saxophone produces several notes at once, the harmonics and textures becoming the focus and excitement as Shibolet commands the instrument into unanticipated territory.

Stoffner, Florian / Albert Cirera: I'm A Resonant Aircraft
Stoffner, Florian / Albert Cirera:
I'm A Resonant Aircraft

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Swiss electric guitarist Florian Stoffner (Manuel Mengis Grupp) and Spanish/Portuguese saxophonist Albert Cirera (Agusti Fernandez Liquid Trio) present the 8 part "IRMA" in concise free improvisations, restrained but alert and quick-witted dialogs that explore their instruments with alternate approaches to each in articulate ways.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Ma'adim Vallis [2 CDS]
Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Ma'adim Vallis [2 CDS]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $21.95    




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Two mesmerizing, diverse, and incredibly sophisticated large scale conductions led by Ernesto Rodrigues and an ensemble of more than 30 performers on reeds, guitars, strings, electronics, pianos, voice, megaphone, brass, drums and percussion, rich yet restrained with moments of mystery and excitement, in two complete concerts from Lisbon in 2017 & 2018.

Zanuttini, Flavio : La Notte
Zanuttini, Flavio :
La Notte

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Italian jazz trumpeter Flavio Zanuttini (Abbey Town Jazz Orchestra) in a solo album exploring the relationship between the primordial sensoriality and vision of the Underworld, conceived and presented through extended techniques and often peculiar approaches to the trumpet as he tells his unusual tale of epic times.

Bucher / Tan / Countryman: Tributary
Bucher / Tan / Countryman:
Tributary

(Self Released -- Philippines )


Price: $9.95    




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American ex-pat and Philippines-based alto saxophonist Rick Countryman joins with Philippines bassist Simon Tan and visiting Swiss drummer Christian Bucher to capture this live concert in that starts by paying homage to Eric Dolphy, amongst a strong set of jazz and blues influenced numbers and the two part building and flowing "Tributary".

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan / Stella Ignacio / Isla Antinero: JYA-NE
Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan / Stella Ignacio / Isla Antinero:
JYA-NE

(Self Released -- Philippines )


Price: $9.95    




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Four configurations of free jazz recorded live during a 2017 visit by Japanese drummer Sabu Toyozumi to Manila: first in a duo with alto saxophonist Rick Countryman; then in a trio with Toyozumi on erhu and Simon Tan on acoustic bass; then a quintet with Simon Tan on electric bass, vocalist Stella Ignacio and trombonist Isla Antinero; and last as a trio with Countryman, Tan, and Toyozumi.

District Five (Ruegg / Svosve / Huter / Amereller): Decoy
District Five (Ruegg / Svosve / Huter / Amereller):
Decoy

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Lyrical and creative modern jazz from the young Swiss quartet of Xaver Ruegg on double bass, Tapiwa Svosve on alto saxophone, synths, & electronics, Vojko Huter on guitar, synths, & electronics, and Paul Amereller on drums, members of the Gamut Kollektiv and aiming to extend conventional acoustic improvisational forms with rich sonic additions and modern grooves.

Eriksen, Espen Trio w/ Andy Sheppard: Perfectly Unhappy
Eriksen, Espen Trio w/ Andy Sheppard:
Perfectly Unhappy

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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Pianist Espen Eriksen's Trio with bassist Lars Tormod Jenset and drummer Andreas Bye in their third album of melodic and inventive creative jazz, here with 8 new lyrical pieces informed by their extensive touring, and charged by the addition of legendary UK saxophonist Andy Sheppard, for whom Eriksen wrote a set of tunes tailored to his playing.

Schmid, Silvan Quintet: At Gamut
Schmid, Silvan Quintet:
At Gamut

(Hatology -- Austria )


Price: $18.95    




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Swiss trumpeter Silvan Schmid is a cofounder of the Gamut Kollektiv, organizing festivals and concerts, here caught live in 2016 at Gamut Series No 1 at Amboss Rampe in Zurich with his own quintet of Tapiwa Svosve on sax, Silvan Jeger on cello, Vincent Glanzmann on drums, and Lucas Wirz on tuba performing 6 Schmid compositions of profoundly lyrical free jazz.

Threadgill, Henry : Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus
Threadgill, Henry :
Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Composer Henry Threadgill's Double Up band does not include Threadgill himself, but for this second release with the group he adds a 3rd piano (also doubling on harmonium) alongside two alto saxophones, cello, tuba, drums and percussion, the octet performing Threadgill's complex yet effortlessly intricate and distinctive compositions that allow his performers to shine.

Threadgill, Henry 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg: Dirt... And More Dirt
Threadgill, Henry 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg:
Dirt... And More Dirt

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Composer, saxophonist and flutist Henry Threadgill presents 2 full-length works for his 15 piece band "14 or 15 Kestra: Agg", as he explores new ways of integrating composition with group improvisation, here using an entirely new system of improvisation based on preconceived series of intervals realized in multi-layered counterpoint, rigorous polyphony, and timbral contrasts.

Leap Of Faith: Gravitation
Leap Of Faith:
Gravitation

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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The core of Leap of Faith Orchestra--David Peck on reeds and winds, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion-- joined by Eric Zinman on piano, recorded at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA, where Evil Clown has a residency on the third Saturday of each month, presenting a variation of subunits from one of their larger units.

Leap Of Faith: Thought Experiment
Leap Of Faith:
Thought Experiment

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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The core trio of Leap of Faith Orchestra--David Peck on clarinets, saxophones & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion--joined by Mimi Rabson on violin, the quartet recording with the full Leap of Faith Orchestra arsenal of instruments; plus an expanded LOF recording of the Orchestra work "Possible Worlds".

Mekaniks: The Great Klown Panik of 2017 - Klownpocalypse
Mekaniks:
The Great Klown Panik of 2017 - Klownpocalypse

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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A collaboration of Leap of Faith members, percussionist Yuri Zbitnov, multi-reedist and wind player David Peck, with guests from the Evil Clown roster, adding electroacoustic elements including looping, sampling and electronic processing to their improvisation, here with Joel Simches on real-time signal processing, alongside sound artists Greg Grinnell & Bob Moores.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Shape Memory
Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Shape Memory

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Wind player David Peck and percussionist Yuri Zbitnoff formed Metal Chaos Ensemble to explore chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments, employing an arsenal of percussion, electronic and wind instruments, becoming one of Evil Clown's most prolific sub-units, here with Bob Moores on space trumpet & guitar, Eric Woods on analog synth, and Eric Zinman on percussion.

PEK Solo: Fulcrum
PEK Solo:
Fulcrum

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Extracting the leader from a multitude of ensembles, David Peck's solo album has him performing on tenor saxophone, bass saxophone, clarinet, contraalto clarinet, bassoon, tarota, hand chimes, accordion, [d]ronin, wood, metal, aquasonic, daxophone, Atlantis gong, plus pre-recorded mixes adding a "soloist with tape" aspect to his complex and rich performance.

Turbulence: Amorphous Solids
Turbulence:
Amorphous Solids

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Turbulence is the extended horn section for the Leap of Faith Orchestra, a varying-sized ensemble, recording here at Boston area's Outpost 196 as a quartet with PEK on reeds, Bob Moores on trumpet and Dan O'Brien on sax, clarinets & flutes, all playing an assortment of percussive devices, with Leap of Faith core member Yuri Zbitnoff as a dedicated percussionist.

Metamorphic: The Two Fridas
Metamorphic:
The Two Fridas

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Having met at Middlesex University in 2001, this sophisticated London-based contemporary jazz/folk sextet formed in 2011, recently adding vocalist Kerry Andrew (Juice), as pianist Laura Cole composes music and text based on her personal experiences; pieces include two collective improvs and 2 reworkings of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman".

Archer, Martin & Engine Room Favourites: Safety Signal From A Target Town
Archer, Martin & Engine Room Favourites:
Safety Signal From A Target Town

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Saxophonist Martin Archer composed the five works on this, the 3rd release for Engine Room Favorites, his AACM-influenced big band with a tremendous orchestration of horns with drums, vibes, piano and bass, here with their most complex yet melodic and rich release yet, including melodic elements of folk music, powerful rhythms from prog-oriented rock, and free improv and jazz.

Eclectic Maybe Band: The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes
Eclectic Maybe Band:
The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Univers Zero bassist Guy Seger brought this eclectic group of improvisers into the studio to develop the music on this genre-defying album, informed by a sextet of musicians who have performed and recorded with projects and artists including Vanishing Pictures, X-Legged Sally, Wrong Object, Tony Levin, Tony Bianco, Paul Schutze, Trevor Watts, Zeena Parkins, Jim O'Rourke, &c.

Knuffke, Kirk / Ben Goldberg: Uncompahgre
Knuffke, Kirk / Ben Goldberg:
Uncompahgre

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Two extraordinary players from two coasts--clarinetist Ben Goldberg from the West and cornetist Kirk Knuffke from the East--in an exuberant duo of lyrical and virtuosic free jazz that astonishes the listener with the ease of their interactions in both parallel and contrasting lines, supporting the other as they express themselves uniquely; an impressive achievement!

Tatakai Trio (Kuchen / Lindsjo / Strid): HappI
Tatakai Trio (Kuchen / Lindsjo / Strid):
HappI

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A trio of well-versed Swedish free improvisers--Martin Kuchen on soprano & sopranino saxophones, Raymond Strid on drums, and Anders Lijndsjo on guitar--in 8 studio improvisations of unusual and highly rhythmic and upbeat interplay, titled with happy adjectives, an apt description of the joy these three find in unconventional approaches to improvisation.

Richards, Stephanie : Full Moon
Richards, Stephanie :
Full Moon

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An extremely interesting experimental record of free improvisation and electronics from the duo of Dino J.A. Deane and trumpeter Stephanie Richards, whose work with Henry Threadgill and Butch Morris is felt in these pieces where Richards explores resonance in brass and percussion as Deane samples and manipulates her playing live; an inventive and effusive album.

Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Taylor Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry of Caves
Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Taylor Ho Bynum / Joe Morris:
Geometry of Caves

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Bringing New York and Chicago performers together, the quartet of cellist Tomeka Reid, guitarist Joe Morris, cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and free vocalist Kyoko Kitamura present an album of expressive and creative collective improvisation, bridging chamber forms and free jazz with a captivatingly eccentric appeal from Kitamura's wordless vocalese.

Flamingo (Chris Heenan / Adam Pultz Melbye / Christian Windfeld / Roy Carroll): Loud
Flamingo (Chris Heenan / Adam Pultz Melbye / Christian Windfeld / Roy Carroll):
Loud

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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This Berlin-based collaboration with sound engineer Roy Carroll performing on electronics features the trio of Chris Heenan on contrabass clarinet, Adam Pultz Melbye on double bass, and Christian Windfeld on snare drum, percussion & objects, using a reductionist approach to deep sonic improvisation of mysterious origins, in an extended journey of sound.

This Is It! (Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura / Takashi Itani): 1538
This Is It! (Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura / Takashi Itani):
1538

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Part of pianist Satoko Fujii's "Kanreki" (60th Birthday) tour and monthly album release, the "This Is It!" Trio with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and drummer/percussionist Takashi Itani is heard at Koendori Classics, in Tokyo, Japan, in January 2018, for an incredible album of Fujii's compositions that include quirky asides in coherent and effusive playing.

DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals): Smelter [CD]
DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals):
Smelter [CD]

(Moving Furniture -- Netherlands )


Price: $13.95    




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The DNMF collaboration of Netherland's sonic experimenter Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) and the Dead Neanderthals duo of saxophonist Otto Kokke and drummer Rene Aquarius, in their second album of heavy, droning style, reveling in a resonant, high-volume, long-form work of hypnotic sound merging metal, drone and dark ambience.

DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals): Smelter [VINYL]
DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals):
Smelter [VINYL]

(Moving Furniture -- Netherlands )


Price: $17.95    




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The DNMF collaboration of Netherland's sonic experimenter Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) and the Dead Neanderthals duo of saxophonist Otto Kokke and drummer Rene Aquarius, in their second album of heavy, droning style, reveling in a resonant, high-volume, long-form work of hypnotic sound merging metal, drone and dark ambience.

Opalio, Roberto : Once You'll Touch The Sky You Will Never Return To Dust
Opalio, Roberto :
Once You'll Touch The Sky You Will Never Return To Dust

(Opax Records / Elliptical Noise -- Italy )


Price: $13.95    




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Half of the Italian improvising duo My Cat Is an Alien, Roberto Opalio uses prepared mini-keyboard, handmade shortwave receiver, alientronics, and vocalizations to create this improvised prelude and statement, a shifting work that draws the listener into mesmerizing sonic environments of alien origin and transports them deceptively between ringing and textured vistas.

Fujii / Fonda / Mimmo: Triad
Fujii / Fonda / Mimmo:
Triad

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $15.95    




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An album recorded on the 59th birthday of pianist-composer Satoko Fujii, the second recorded with bassist Joe Fonda on the Long Song imprint, this time in a trio with soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo, the focus of the album the 42 minute monumental improvisation "Birthday Girl", a sophisticated and engaging dialog of lyrical playing and great beauty.

Granberg, Magnus : Es Schwindelt Mir, Es Brennt Mein Eingweide
Granberg, Magnus :
Es Schwindelt Mir, Es Brennt Mein Eingweide

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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An hour-long work for an ensemble of six musicians by Swedish composer Magnus Granberg performed by Anna Lindal on baroque violin, d incise on vibraphonen electronics, Cyril Bondi on percussion, Anna Kaisa Meklin on viola da gamba, Christoph Schiller on spinet, and Magnus Granberg himself on prepared piano, transforming material from a song by Franz Schubert.

Lana Trio w/ Sofia Jernberg: Lana Trio w/ Sofia Jernberg
Lana Trio w/ Sofia Jernberg:
Lana Trio w/ Sofia Jernberg

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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The Norwegian experimental collective improvising group of Henrik Munkeby Norstebo on trombone, Kjetil Jerve on piano, and Andreas Wildhagen on drums & percussion are the core trio here, presenting their third release by adding free improvising vocalist Sofia Jernberg, bringing a sense of unpredictability to a finely controlled chaos of technical mastery.

Chrome Hill: The Explorer
Chrome Hill:
The Explorer

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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The Norwegian quartet formerly known as "Damp" with baritone guitarist Asbjorn Lerheim, tenor saxophonist Atle Nymo, drummer Torstein Lofthus, and double bassist Roger Arntzen, blend expressive forms of jazz with blues and rock in an expansive and rich set of tunes that both pay homage and look to new and inclusive formations of emotional and effusive music.

Ehrlich, Marty: Trio Exaltation
Ehrlich, Marty:
Trio Exaltation

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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With a history of playing together in the Andrew Hill Sextet, Marty Ehrlich immediately chose bassist John Hebert and drummer Nasheet Waits to join Ehrlich in his new trio endeavor, the multi-wind & reed player on alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet and wooden flutes as they perform 9 lyrical and sophisticated Ehrlich compositions, plus one by Andrew Hill.

Toral, Rafael / Hugo Antunes / Joao Pais Filipe / Ricardo Webbens: Space Quartet
Toral, Rafael / Hugo Antunes / Joao Pais Filipe / Ricardo Webbens:
Space Quartet

(Clean Feed -- Italy )


Price: $13.95    




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Composer, engineer and electronic artist Rafael Toral has completed his Space Program series and now launches his "Space Quartet" with double bassist Hugo Antunes, drummer/percussionist Joao Pais Filipe, synth player Ricardo Webbens, and Toral himself on modular feedback, blending solid acoustic rhythms with interstellar and abstract sound; singular.

Hawkins, Chester: Magnetisk Nord
Hawkins, Chester:
Magnetisk Nord

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Chester Hawkins' curiosity for Denmark resulted in his renting an apartment in central Kobenhavn, bringing along his electronically modified lapsteel guitar, wind and reed instruments, tabletop noise-boxes, mobile synthesizer apps and a shortwave radio, which he joined with field recordings from the capital region, creating this magnificent loveletter to Denmark.

Angles 3: Parede
Angles 3:
Parede

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Martin Kuchen's Angles band changes shape constantly, originally a trio and expanding as large as Angles 10, but this album, recorded live at SMUP, Parede, Portugal in 2016, returns the band to the original trio of Kuchen on sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on double bass, and Kjell Nordeson on drums & percussion, reworking Angles compositions to their essence.

Cassiers, Lynn: Imaginary Band
Cassiers, Lynn:
Imaginary Band

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Composer, vocalist and electronics artist Lynn Cassiers' new septet with Sylvain Debaisieux (soprano and tenor saxophone), Ananta Roossens (violin), Niels Van Heertum (euphonium), Erik Vermeulen (piano), Manolo Cabras (double bass) and Marek Patrman (drums) in their adventurous debut album blending improv, pop aesthetics, electronics, dreamlike voice, and solid playing.

Clark, Scott: Tonow
Clark, Scott:
Tonow

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Drummer Scott Clark continues to explore his Native American roots in this album dedicated to the protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota, each heartfelt piece titled for aspects of those demonstrations, performed with bassist Cameron Ralston, trumpeter Bob Miller, saxophonist Jason Scott, guitarist Alan Parker, and extended with Chicago guitarist Tobin Summerfield.

Honest John w/ Ab Baars: Treem
Honest John w/ Ab Baars:
Treem

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The Norwegian quintet Honest John of Ole Henrik Moe on violin, Kim Johannesen on guitar & banjo, Ola Hoyer on double bass, Erik Nylander on drums & drum machine, on Klaus Ellerhusen sax and clarinet, are joined by multi-reedist and shakuhachi player Ab Baars at Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria to capture this quirky, controlled, and incredibly knowledgeable concert.

Pitsiokos, Chris / CP Unit: Silver Bullet In The Autumn Of Your Years
Pitsiokos, Chris / CP Unit:
Silver Bullet In The Autumn Of Your Years

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Pushing the envelope in genre-smashing collective improvisation, Brooklyn-based sax and synth player Chris Pitsiokos and his CP Unit with 2 electric bassists--Tim Dahl and Henry Fraser--2 drummers--Jason Nazary and Connor Baker--and guitarist Sam Lisabeth, take a twisted path through improv, rock, and electronics that always shows a fierce allegiance to free jazz.

Holland, Dave Feat. Evan Parker / Craig Taborn / Ches Smith: Uncharted Territories [2 CDs]
Holland, Dave Feat. Evan Parker / Craig Taborn / Ches Smith:
Uncharted Territories [2 CDs]

(Dare2 Records -- E.U. )


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Reuniting bassist Dave Holland with saxophonist Evan Parker, a longtime friend from their early days in London, and joined by Craig Taborn on piano and electronics, and Ches Smith on percussion, as the group performs as a quartet and also in a variety of permutations of duo and trio configurations, in a set of rich and informed dialogs of masterful skill.

Lee, Okkyung: Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel.Flower.Bird)
Lee, Okkyung:
Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel.Flower.Bird)

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Cellist Okkyung Lee explores her Korean roots in an amazing long-form composition combining electronics, improvisation, composed melodies and noise with Korean traditional music, performed with the superb ensemble of John Edwards (bass), Ches Smith (drums), John Butcher (sax), Jae Hyo Chang (Korean percussion), Song Hee Kwon (Pansori singing), and Lasse Marhaug (electronics).

AMM (Previost / Rowe / Tilbury): An Unintended Legacy [3 CDs]
AMM (Previost / Rowe / Tilbury):
An Unintended Legacy [3 CDs]

(Matchless -- UK )


Price: $44.95    




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A beautiful 3-CD set with a hardcover book presenting 3 full concerts from 2015 & 2016 of the AMM trio configuration of John Tilbury (piano), Keith Rowe (guitar) and Eddie Prevost (percussion). The 70 page book, dedicated to saxophonist Lou Gare, includes an AMM discography, plus photos, and essays by Paige Mitchell and Allen Fisher; Keith Rowe; Eddie Prevost; and Seymour Wright.

Hawkins, Chester: Natural Causes - Original Music For Pale Trees, A Film By Tim Ashby [VINYL] <i>[Us
Hawkins, Chester:
Natural Causes - Original Music For Pale Trees, A Film By Tim Ashby [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


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Washington, DC based electronic experimenter Chester Hawkins (Blue Sausage Infant) was commissioned by director Tim Ashby to compose this work for the soundtrack to his feature-length film "Pale Trees", Hawkin's music illustrating the film's gradient of psychological colors from darkness, rage, and vengeance through a mix of kosmische drone in a Tangerine Dream vein.

 

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