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  May 2019
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GGRIL [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]: Facon [2 CDs]
GGRIL [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]:
Facon [2 CDs]

(Circum-Disc -- France )


Price: $17.95    




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The Quebec ensemble GGRIL of eclectic instrumentation, acoustic and electronic, with an open-minded approach to developing large-scale works bringing together approaches to improvisation and contemporary composition, here presenting three works from residencies with John Butcher, Isaiah Ceccarelli and Xavier Charles recorded from 2016 through 2018.

Gustafsson, Mats / Christian Marclay: Link [VINYL]
Gustafsson, Mats / Christian Marclay:
Link [VINYL]

(Smalltown Superjazzz / Actions for Free Jazz -- Norway )


Price: $24.95    




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Smalltown Supersound launches a new sublabel called Actions For Free Jazz with this duo of Christian Marclay and Mats Gustafsson, recording in the studio for 7 indescribably wonderful free improvisations using turntable and every inch of Gustafsson's baritone and tenor sax, plus electronics; an exciting album of unpredictable and incredibly skilled sound art.

Orins, Peter : Happened By Accident
Orins, Peter :
Happened By Accident

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Two works for solo percussion from French drummer Peter Orins, a member of the Circum collective and Circum Grand Orchestra, and peer of Jean-Luc Guionnet, Satoko Fujii, &c.: the 6 part "Happened by Accident", a work of subtle, building percussive work using unusual techniques and sources; and James Tenney's "Having Never Written A Note For Percussion".

Umlaut Big Band: Plays Don Redman: The King Of Bungle Bar
Umlaut Big Band:
Plays Don Redman: The King Of Bungle Bar

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


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Don Redman was an American big band leader popular in the 1930's, responsible for work on animations, sound tracks, and recordings of pre-swing hot jazz arrangements of popular tunes; here the French Umlaut Big Band under the direction of Pierre-Antoine Badaroux pays homage to his music in rich orchestration showing the melodic, inventive, and complexities of Redman's music.

Denzler / Grip / Johansson: Zyklus 1 [2 CDs]
Denzler / Grip / Johansson:
Zyklus 1 [2 CDs]

(Umlaut Records / SAJ -- Sweden / France / Germany )


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Exploring new ways of interplay within a classic jazz trio setting, "Zyklus 1" or "Cycle 1" is the 3rd album from the trio of Bertrand Denzler on tenor saxophone, Joel Grip on double bass, and Sven on Ake Johansson on drums, a double CD + poster of four improvisations that reference "Time" through masterful technique and superb collective free jazz.

Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra: Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College [VINYL]
Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra:
Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College [VINYL]

(Wide Hive -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Roscoe Mitchell's 25 Piece Orchestra returns with an outstanding follow-up to his 2017 release "Discussions", recorded in concert at the Littlefield Auditorium in Mills College, reworking earlier pieces that take advantages of Mitchell's systems designed to articulate and capitalize on the tensions between composition and improvisation; an impressive achievement.

Hooker, William: Cycle Of Restoration
Hooker, William:
Cycle Of Restoration

(FPE Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Longtime leader in New York's downtown jazz scene, drummer William Hooker's trio with Joel Peterson on bass and Mark Kirschenmann on trumpet is perhaps his most experimental, Hooker using heavy cymbals to create a dramatic environment (indexed in 8 sections) that slowly unfolds as the bass and mutated horn cry and extoll, building slowly into cathartic excitement.

Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves: Echoes Of Henry Cow
Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves:
Echoes Of Henry Cow

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Including musicians involved with the Canterbury scene (Sophia Domancich), Magma (Simon Goubert) and Henry Cow's own John Greaves narrating, French flutist Michel Edelin's Quintet takes on the music of Rock in Opposition legendary band Henry Cow, ten inventive "echoes" of their music as it has transformed performers and listeners over time; exceptional.

Musicworks: #133 Spring 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#133 Spring 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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Spring 2019 issue of Canada's premier new music magazine, with articles on Montreal's Dominique Fils-Aime; Composer Linda Catlin Smith; Strasbourg-based Canadian composer and heckelphonist Samuel Andreyev; Camae Ayewa and Carmel Farabakhsh; plus a 10-track various artists CD with tracks from the above, including a work by Wadada Leo Smith, &c. &c.

Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow): Graz Live 1961
Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow):
Graz Live 1961

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


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After introducing his new trio with pianist Paul Bley and double bassist Steve Swallow in two 1961 albums on Verve, clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre embarked on a tour of Europe, this recently discovered, well-recorded concert in Graf, Austria the perfect example of his unique concepts yielding intensely focused, harmonically challenging, rhythmically abstract, and exquisite chamber jazz.

Ducret, Marc: Lady M
Ducret, Marc:
Lady M

(Illusions -- France )


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Taking on one of Shakespeare's most famous and frightening female characters, Lady Macbeth, in an 11-piece ensemble that include luminaries Liudas Mockunas, Samuel Blaser, and French guitarist Marc Ducret himself, using operatic form to focus his compositions on the emotional depth of his character, blending composed, improvised and sonic material into an exciting and unsettling work, drawing incredible performances from his players.

Electric Bird Noise: Hearn-Roberts-Strong-Watts
Electric Bird Noise:
Hearn-Roberts-Strong-Watts

(Silber -- USA )


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Guitarist Electric Bird Noise, aka Brian Lea McKenzie, continues his string of slightly off-center rock albums, primarily instrumental work, this album including a muscular quartet with Jason Hearn on drums, Bradley Wayne Roberts on bass, Steve Strong on drums, plus an Alan Watts narration; 8 dramatic tracks using loops, effects, backward tracking and other aural trickery.

Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery
Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.

Oliveros, Pauline: Crone Music
Oliveros, Pauline:
Crone Music

(Lovely Music -- USA )


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Reissue of Pauline Oliveros' album of recordings from 1989-90, commissioned by Mamou Mines of the NY based experimental theater collective, for their production of Shakespeare's "Lear", with Panaiotis, co-founder of the Deep Listening Band, providing processing to expand Oliveros' solo accordion and her own pitch-modulated delays to create the sound of a full accordion ensemble.

Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline: Borasisi
Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline:
Borasisi

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Two drums and two saxophones merge to create this epic 2-part free jazz trek - "Right Eye Sun" and "Left Eye Moon", the album title taken from a sun deity in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle", who mated with the moon; this pairing is realized by West Coast masterful musicians Patrick Shiroishi & Vinny Golia (sax) and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline (drums & percussion).

Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE]
Thomas / Butcher / Solberg :
Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Performing in concert at Iklectik in London in 2017, the UK and Norwegian free improvising trio of Pat Thomas on Moog Theremini & IPad based electronics, John Butcher on saxophones, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion impress through a mix of masterful free playing and eclectic electroacoustic conversations, an adventurous and wonderfully unpredictable set.

Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CD]
Thomas / Butcher / Solberg :
Fictional Souvenirs [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Performing in concert at Iklectik in London in 2017, the UK and Norwegian free improvising trio of Pat Thomas on Moog Theremini & IPad based electronics, John Butcher on saxophones, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion impress through a mix of masterful free playing and eclectic electroacoustic conversations, an adventurous and wonderfully unpredictable set.

Alder, Jason / Thanos Chrysakis / Caroline Kraabel / Yoni Silver: Music for Baritone Saxophone, Bass
Alder, Jason / Thanos Chrysakis / Caroline Kraabel / Yoni Silver:
Music for Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinets & Electronics

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


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Exploring the low end of the clarinet family with Jason Alder on bass, contra bass, B flat & E flat clarinets, Yoni Silver on bass clarinet, plus Caroline Kraabel on baritone saxophone & voice, Thanos Chrysakis expanding the sonic space with laptop & synthesizers, in a 5-part series of beautifully paced, absorbing and subtly detailed collective improvisations.

Dresser, Mark Seven (Nicole Mitchell / Ehlrlich / GoGwilt / Dessen / White / Black / McLagan): Ain't
Dresser, Mark Seven (Nicole Mitchell / Ehlrlich / GoGwilt / Dessen / White / Black / McLagan):
Ain't Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The 2nd album for East/West Coast double bassist and composer Mark Dresser's Seven band, in a diverse set of lyrically intricate Dresser compositions using unusual and compelling rhythmic structures, with Nicole Mitchell on flute, Marty Ehrlich on clarinets & sax, Keir GoGwilt on violin, Michael Dessen on trombone, Joshua White on piano, and Jim Black on drums.

Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek: Star Splitter
Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek:
Star Splitter

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Referencing the poem "Star-splitter" by Robert Frost, Italian improviser Gabriele Mitelli on cornet, soprano sax & alto flugelhorn, and Chicago improviser Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, both using electronics, objects & voice, create a spiritually rich and warm series, "gazing" at four planets through immersive, unique and authoritative performance; exceptional.

Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek: Star Splitter [VINYL]
Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek:
Star Splitter [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $22.95    




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Referencing the poem "Star-splitter" by Robert Frost, Italian improviser Gabriele Mitelli on cornet, soprano sax & alto flugelhorn, and Chicago improviser Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, both using electronics, object & voice, create a spiritually rich and warm series, "gazing" at four planets through immersive, unique and authoritative performance; exceptional.

Belorukov, Ilia / Gabriel Ferrandini: Disquiet
Belorukov, Ilia / Gabriel Ferrandini:
Disquiet

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Saint Petersburg alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov and Lisbon drummer Gabriel Ferrandini in a studio album uniting two continents through exploratory free improvisation of exemplary skill and intense concentrative discourse, bringing Belorukov's creative approach to the instrument in close conversation with Ferrandini's powerful technique and clever interventions.

Ferrandini, Gabriel (w/ Faustino / Sousa): Volupias
Ferrandini, Gabriel (w/ Faustino / Sousa):
Volupias

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Turning to one third of his more familiar Red Trio setting, percussionist/drummer Gabriel Ferrandini enlists bassist Hernani Faustino and tenor saxophonist Pedro Sousa (Sousa/Berthling/Ferrandini, PeterGabriel Duo) to perform 9 Ferrandini compositions named after streets in Lisbon leading from Ferrandini's house to his studio and then to ZDB.

Parker, Evan / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard): Chiasm
Parker, Evan / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard):
Chiasm

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Performing live at The Vortex in London and live at the DKDM studio in Copenhagen, legendary UK saxophonist Evan Parker joins Swedish pianist Jacob Anderskov's trio Kinetics with Adam Pultz Melbye on bass and Anders Vestergaard on drums, recording these four masterful improvisations of full-force momentum, concentration, exploration and exultation.

Scheen Jazzorkester / Thomas Johansson: As We See It...
Scheen Jazzorkester / Thomas Johansson:
As We See It...

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Norway's Scheen Jazzorkester in their 7th album, commissioning works in their goal to make a large conventional jazz orchestra more spontaneous through composition, here recruiting trumpeter Thomas Johansson, co-founder of Cortex and Friends and Neighbors, to compose this set of six ardent works incredibly executed by this 13-piece band; breathtaking creative jazz.

Angles 9: Beyond Us
Angles 9:
Beyond Us

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Now a distinct edition of saxophonist Martin Kuchen's concept, the Angles 9 ensemble is captured live at the Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour in The Netherlands in 2018, performing Kuchen's embraceable and lyrical compositions, allowing his masterful band--including Magnus Broo, Johan Berthling, Mattias Stahl, &c.--great opportunities for collective playing and profound soloing.

Leimgruber, Urs / Jean-Marc Foussat: Face to Face [2 CDS]
Leimgruber, Urs / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Face to Face [2 CDS]

(Fou Records -- France )


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The perfect foils for each other, German saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and French AKS sysnthesist Jean-Marc Foussat are heard in two complete concerts, one at the WIM in Zurich and one at the Kunsthalle in Lucerne, both exploring sound, timbre, momentum and atmosphere through extended techniques and extreme playing, and an amazing display of soundscape and sonic force.

Lopes, Luis : Love Song: Post Ruins
Lopes, Luis :
Love Song: Post Ruins

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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With only an electric guitar, Luis Lopes (Humanization 4tet) Love Song presents the mostly composed work "Post-Ruins", recorded live at Teatro Maria Matos, in Lisboa, using notes, intervals and chords chosen with the intention of transmitting the perception of an eternalized moment occupying the space like a sculpture, full of emotions, infinite in itself.

Monopiece / Jaap Blonk (Corde / Robidoux / Russell)
Monopiece / Jaap Blonk (Corde / Robidoux / Russell):
S/T

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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An absurdly paced and spectacular album of electronic improvisation, percussion and voice, as the West Coast improvising trio Monopiece of Nathan Corder on electronics, Matt Robidoux on guitar, and Timothy Russell on percussion meet legendary improvising vocalist and electronics artist Jaap Blonk, recording at The Center for Contemporary Music, at Mills College.

Miguel, Sei: O Carro De Fogo De Sei Miguel [VINYL]
Miguel, Sei:
O Carro De Fogo De Sei Miguel [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Recording live in the Namouche Studios in Lisbon in 2018, trumpeter Sei Miguel's octet performs a large work translating to "Fire Car", inspired by William Blake's "Jerusalem" (Chariot of Fire), reminding of early 70's Miles/fusion work as organist Andre Goncalves creates an atmospheric backbone over which the band introduces repetition and variation; mysterious and singular.

Ravenstine, Allen : Four Stories Book [BOOK]
Ravenstine, Allen :
Four Stories Book [BOOK]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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The original EML synthesizer player for the unique and forward-thinking Cleveland rock band Pere UBU, Allen Ravenstine presents an illustrated book with four stories written during his touring days and referring to those years, originally published in Cleveland Edition, The ReR Records Quarterly, and The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing.

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

(Swarming -- Canada )


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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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