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  December, 2018
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Nabatov, Simon String Trio: Situations
Nabatov, Simon String Trio:
Situations

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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As much a composed work as a work of improvisation, pianist and composer Simon Nabatov's String Trio with Garteh Lubbe on viola and Ben Davis perform six Nabatov compositions, chamber jazz works that express in both buyouantly intricate and languourosly beautiful abstraction, each piece leaving room for each player to improvise and express themselves.

Watts, Heath / M.J. Williams / Nancy Owens / Blue Armstrong : Sensoria
Watts, Heath / M.J. Williams / Nancy Owens / Blue Armstrong :
Sensoria

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $11.15    




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Saxophonist Heath Watts' 3rd Leo release is an album of free improvisation with three Montana jazz mavens--Blue Armstrong on double bass, MJ Williams on trombone, piano & melodica, and Nancy Owens on violin--in nine recordings of sophisticated and intelligent interaction that naturally evolves new directions of irrepressibly enjoyable and diverse conversation.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Vertek Ensemble: Dimsum, Dodgers, And Dangerous Nights
Chadbourne, Eugene / Vertek Ensemble:
Dimsum, Dodgers, And Dangerous Nights

(Volatile Records -- Canada )


Price: $7.95    




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Documenting the meeting of guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, also singing on "If I Were a Bell", with the Edmonton, CA-based Vertrek Ensemble of Ron de Jong on percussion and Vadim Budman on guitars and trumpet, in a city Chadbourne lived in 25 years prior, as he returns for a serious and well recorded album of informed free improv, plus one solo Chad track from a concert during his visit.

O'Dwyer, Aine / Graham Lambkin: Green Ways [2 CDs]
O'Dwyer, Aine / Graham Lambkin:
Green Ways [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $23.95    




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A unique sound document originally envisioned as a sound map of Ireland, collecting and composing with live recordings from performances in Doon, Dungarvan, Plaistow, Shoreditch, Singo & Stratford, using song, sound, spoken word, extraneous, ambient recordings and abstract and unidentifiable elements, making for an absolutely fascinating and somewhat bizarre album; recommended.

Frey, Jurg : 120 Pieces of Sound
Frey, Jurg :
120 Pieces of Sound

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Two distinct works by Swiss composer and bass clarinetist Jurg Frey: the 1st, recorded in Connecticut, a quintet composition from 2009 for bass clarinet, cello, violin, keyboard and electric guitar, Frey's harmonies creating an open instrumentation for the clarinet and cello; the second a 1997 composition for multitimbral field recordings and bass clarinet.

de Asis, Clara : Without
de Asis, Clara :
Without

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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French composer and guitarist Clara De Asis composed the extended soundwork "Without" for the duo of Erik Carlson (violin) and Greg Stuart (percussion), defining a precise framework for the position and duration of each sound section and silence, with outlines for texture, volume, use of tone or noise, and percussive materials, but leaving space for many of the performers' choices.

Thut, Stefan : about
Thut, Stefan :
about

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Composer & cellist Stefan Thut performs his composition with Ryoko Akama (electronics), Stephen Chase (guitar), Eleanor Cully (piano), Patrick Farmer (metal percussion), and lo wie (tingsha), where half of the group allow single percussive, ringing or electronic sounds to decay, as the other half play high register pitches, in between walking "about" and uttering monosyllabic words.

Walter, Weasel : Skhiizm
Walter, Weasel :
Skhiizm

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Drummer Weasel Walter turns to his love of furious metallic music in this intimidating album of chaotic, noisy skronk rock in a solo album played on guitars, drums and electronics accompanied by distorted grunts that add a disturbing layer to the madness; aggressively skillful and demanding, intended to be played LOUD, with a take-no-prisoners, no-apology attitude.

Evans, Peter / Weasel Walter: Poisonous
Evans, Peter / Weasel Walter:
Poisonous

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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"Poisonous" is an auditory hallucination created with simple tools--acoustic trumpet and drums--from NY free improvisers Peter Evans and Weasel Walter, presenting seven pieces of forceful, modern abstraction, blurring the lines between composition and improvisation in a display of impeccable technical skill, mindboggling energy, and wonderfully twisted inspiration.

Escalante, Martin / Weasel Walter: Lacerate
Escalante, Martin / Weasel Walter:
Lacerate

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A uniquely bizarre and brilliant pairing between drummer Weasel Walter and saxophonist Martin Escalante, Walter an incessantly active drummer, here in absurdly impressive technique on drums and bass pedal in the face of and complementing Escalante's truly extreme use of the sax, at times like a steroidal bird call of savage intent; jaw dropping!

Hamar Trio (Holm / Faustino / Morao): Yesterday Is Here
Hamar Trio (Holm / Faustino / Morao):
Yesterday Is Here

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Drawing from two live performances, one at Salao Brazil in Coimbra, the other at SMUP Parede in Lisbon, from the trio of Norwegian multi-reedist Klaus Ellerhusen Holm (Ballrog), and Portuguese double bassist Hernani Faustino (Red Trio) and drummer/percussionist Nuno Morao (The Selva), for four spontaneous improvisations of great depth and mastery.

Clarke, Zack: Mesophase
Clarke, Zack:
Mesophase

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Mesophase: matter that is neither liquid or solid, sharing properties of both; pianist and electronic artistZack Clarke's inspired album shares properties of improvisation, experimental/ea and through-composed music, performed with fellow NY-ers Chris Irvine (cello), Charlotte Greve (winds), Nick Dunston (double bass), and Leonid Galaganov (percussion, waterphone & shakuhachi).

Toscano, Ricardo Quartet : Feat. Joao Pedro Coelho, Romeu Tristao & Joao Lopes Pereira
Toscano, Ricardo Quartet :
Feat. Joao Pedro Coelho, Romeu Tristao & Joao Lopes Pereira

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Saxophonist Ricardo Toscano's Quartet with Joao Pedro Coelho on piano, Romeu Tristao on bass, and Joao Lopes Pereira on drums, a great example of modern Portuguese mainstream jazz that pays homage to the masters of bop and the Blue Note era, in a lyrical album of Toscano original compositions, alongside a rendering of Herbie Hancock's "The Sorcerer".

Cusa, Franc esco & The Assassins Meets Duccio Bertini: Black Poker
Cusa, Franc esco & The Assassins Meets Duccio Bertini:
Black Poker

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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The Italian free improv quartet The Assassins (Francesco Cusa, drums; Giulio Stermieri, piano; Flavio Zanuttini, trumpet; Giovanni Benvenuti, sax) joins together with the classical chamber string ensemble, Florence Art Quartet (Daniele Iannaccone, violin; Lorenzo Borneo, violin; Agostino Mattioni, viola; Cristiano Sacchi, cello) in a wonderful hybrid of both approaches.

Zanuttini, Flavio Opacipapa: Born Baby Born
Zanuttini, Flavio Opacipapa:
Born Baby Born

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Italian trumpeter Falvio Zanuttini (Arbe Garbe) leads his bassless trio with Piero Bittolo Bon on alto sax and Marco D'Orlando on drums through 8 Zanuttini compositions, exciting free jazz with a lyrical bent and a playful attitude, the unique orchestration driving the players into post-bop territory with great parallel interaction in the horns and swinging drums - impressive!

Way Ahead, The (Roligheten / Alberts / Barno / Aleklint / Stahl / Hoyer / Ostvang): Bells, Ghosts An
Way Ahead, The (Roligheten / Alberts / Barno / Aleklint / Stahl / Hoyer / Ostvang):
Bells, Ghosts And Other Saints

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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An incredibly informed and modern album of free jazz drawing on an Albert Ayler influence from the Norwegian and Swedish septet of Andre Roligheten on tenor saxophone, clarinet, Kristoffer Alberts on alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, Niklas Barno on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Mattias Stahl on vibraphone, Ola Hoyer on double bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums.

Drone Trio (Davis / Frith / Greenlief): Lantskap Logic
Drone Trio (Davis / Frith / Greenlief):
Lantskap Logic

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Recording in the Bay Area at the Mills College Chapel in Oakland, the Drone Trio of Fred Frith on electric guitar, Phillip Greenlief using extended techniques on alto & tenor saxophones, and Evelyn Davis on the Chapel's pipe organ, use the natural resonance of the chapel and their masterful skills as improvisers to evolve fervid and powerfully sonorous environments.

Foster, Michael / Michael Zerang / Katherine Young: Bind the Hand(s) That Feed
Foster, Michael / Michael Zerang / Katherine Young:
Bind the Hand(s) That Feed

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Captured at Elastic in Chicago, the free improvising trio of Katherine Young on bassoon & electronics, Michael Zerang on percussion, and Michael Foster on soprano & tenor saxophones, use contrasting timbres and techniques throug wind instruments, percussion and electronics to create unusual and captivating dialog, evolving with great composure, a sense of wonder, and mastery.

Timespine (Sa  / Kilma / Trips): Urban Season
Timespine (Sa / Kilma / Trips):
Urban Season

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Resonant and upbeat exploratory free improvisation in the 2nd album from the Portuguese trio of Dead Combo guitarist To Trips, and String Theory members, Adrian Sa on zither, field recordings & reactive software and John Klima on electric fretless bass, in beautifully rambling melodic work with unusual sonic environments and asides, an appealing and absorbing album.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Thomas Tilly: Stones, Air, Axioms / Delme [VINYL 2 LPs]
Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Thomas Tilly:
Stones, Air, Axioms / Delme [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Fragment Factory -- E.U. )


Price: $29.95    




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The 3rd phase of French sound artists Jean-Luc Guionnet & Thomas Tilly's art and research project, recorded at the Center for Contemporary Art at La Synagogue de Delme and joined by percussionist Will Guthrie, bagpiper Claude Grandjean, and violist Cyprien Busolini, creating a remarkably diverse installation of audio frequencies, voices, instrumental sections, rhythms and silence.

Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band: Sounds Of The Now Generation
Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band:
Sounds Of The Now Generation

(Chadula -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Doc Chad took his Contemporary Rock Band, here as a quintet with Schroeder on drums, Fisten Titus Waldenfels on fiddle, Jan Fitsen on bass, and Marcello Del Bosco on drums, on a tour of Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, here presenting the best of the tour with recordings of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, plus a solo piece recorded on a vintage acoustic guitar.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Country All The Way
Chadbourne, Eugene:
Country All The Way

(Chadula -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A mix of songs and instrumentals, with 11 country classic covers, recorded in the studio and on tour from 2017-2018 in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Bulgaria, and the UK including one track from Cafe Oto, in the company of Titus Waldenfels (guitar), Thilo Kuhn (keys), Schroeder (drums), Gary Cherwonka (pedal steel) and Steven De Bruyn (harmonica).

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo: Kikoeru, Tribute to Masaya Kimura
Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo:
Kikoeru, Tribute to Masaya Kimura

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $15.95    




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Completing a year of monthly albums for pianist Satoko Fujii's "kanreki", or 60th birthday, is this impressive and cathartic album written for Fujii's Orchestra Tokyo as a tribute to late tenor saxophonist and 10 year orchestra member Masaya Kimura, with four compositions from Fujii and two from trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, in an album of both profound testimonly and celebratory release.

Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne): Island Virus
Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne):
Island Virus

(Tubapede -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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NY Tuba-driven trio The Gate led by Dan Peck on tuba & effects, with Tom Blancarte on upright electric bass and Brian Osborne on percussion, in a studio album of shorter pieces exploring the dark side of the huge brass instrument and the band's dark, enormous sound, with tongue-in-cheek titles like "Black Bird of Death Spewing Death Puke"; ominously impressive.

Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne): Live! [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]
Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne):
Live! [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Tubapede -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The NY based, long-running trio The Gate led by Dan Peck on tuba and effects, with double bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer Brian Osborne, in a cassette culled from live concerts in Hannover and Brussels while on a European tour in November of 2015, "a brutally unfiltered representation of The Gate's special brand of spontaneous composition."

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatia Liquid
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepatia Liquida [CD + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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Recorded on the last night of 577's Forward Festival 2017 in Brooklyn, the quintet of Daniel Carter (reeds & trumpet), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (piano), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) take their audience on three remarkable journeys of almost chamber-oriented collective free jazz, adventurous and not-to-be-missed examples of modern jazz.

Tiger Hatchery : Breathing In The Walls [VINYL]
Tiger Hatchery :
Breathing In The Walls [VINYL]

(ESP -- USA )


Price: $25.95    




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Raucous and determined free jazz from Chicago's power-jazz trio Tiger Hatchery of Michael Forbes on saxophones, Andrew Scott Young on basses, and Ben Billington on drums, in their fifth album blending noise-rock and intelligent aggression with traditionally unorthodox approaches, keeping their pieces short and stinging as they find order in controlled cacophony.

Suzuki, Akio / Aki Onda: Ke I Te Ki
Suzuki, Akio / Aki Onda:
Ke I Te Ki

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $19.95    




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"Ke I Te Ki" signifies the sound of an alarm, as frequent collaborators Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda push themselves in a live multi-track recording at the NY Emily Harvey Foundation (former home of Fluxus founder George Maciunas), using field recordings, objects, layers of melody and rhythm, sustained drones, and diverse textures and timbres to create these absorbing recordings.

Chessex, Antoine: Subjectivation [VINYL]
Chessex, Antoine:
Subjectivation [VINYL]

(Fragment Factory -- E.U. )


Price: $19.95    




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Using material from solo live performances in San Francisco, Berlin, Zurich and London between 2010 and 2015, composer and sound artist Antoine Chessex developed the two compositions of this album, extracting his electroacoustic altered saxophone work and developing them into larger works that bridge extreme and psychoacoustics approaches with great sonic depth.

Loriot, Frantz / Christian Wolfarth: The Call [VINYL]
Loriot, Frantz / Christian Wolfarth:
The Call [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $22.95    




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Two unconventional and experimenting improvisers--French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot and Swiss percussionist Christian Wolfarth--in a deceptive album of acoustic improvisation that elusively takes on electric qualities in the hands of these two innovators, seducing the listener through unusual twists and turns of perfectly paced interactions.

Raia, Antonio : Asylum [VINYL]
Raia, Antonio :
Asylum [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $22.95    




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Naples tenor saxophonist Antonio Raia's album of solo saxophone improvisations employs a mix of traditional and unusual techniques in 12 concise pieces that fragment "scraps" of melody into a diverse ruminating streams, recorded at the city's Filangeri Asylum by sound artist Renato Fiorito, using ten microphones to capture the unique qualities of the space.

Musicworks: #132 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#132 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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The final issue of the premier Canadian new music magazine Musicworks' 40th anniversary year, with Darcy Spidle on the cover, plus articles on Luke Nickel, Lina Allemano, Andre Cormier, Joseph Shabason, Thanya Iyer, the Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, plus a 9 track CD with music from Darcy Spidle, Shabason, Iyer, Luke Nickel & Heather Roche, &c. &c.

Raia, Antonio : Asylum
Raia, Antonio :
Asylum

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Naples tenor saxophonist Antonio Raia's album of solo saxophone improvisations employs a mix of traditional and unusual techniques in 12 concise pieces that fragment "scraps" of melody into a diverse ruminating streams, recorded at the city's Filangeri Asylum by sound artist Renato Fiorito, using ten microphones to capture the unique qualities of the space.

Walter, Weasel : Curses
Walter, Weasel :
Curses

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Drummer/percussionist and electronic artist Weasel Walter's solo album presents 99 tracks that represent 4 large movements of "detailed abstract madness", titled "Curse Against Humanity", "Casting Destruction", "Ode To The Death Of Enemies", and "Cursed in Eternity", each a vicious and intensely captivating set of elusive movement in accord and discord; fascinating.

Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton: Parking (Collection Paris)
Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton:
Parking (Collection Paris)

(Swarming -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Two improvisations by saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet & violinist Dan Warburton recorded in Paris & Melbourne parking garages 14 years apart, registering the behavior and characteristics of environmental and instrumental sound within these unique spaces, edited by Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis as a 4-channel master by synchronizing two sets of independent stereo recordings.




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