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Barrett, Brad / Joe Morris / Tyshawn Sorey : Cowboy Transfiguration Barrett, Brad / Joe Morris / Tyshawn Sorey :
Cowboy Transfiguration

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

Price: $14.95

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Using a participatory compositional process, the NY trio of Brad Barrett on bass & cello, Joe Morris on guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, follow a framework to make choices based on density, rhythmic ratios, register, melody, and timbre, encouraged to employ small particles of sounds and blend timbres with an awareness of implied pulse and an inclination to disrupt it.

DKV Trio / Joe McPhee : The Fire Each Time [6 CD BOX] DKV Trio / Joe McPhee :
The Fire Each Time [6 CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

Price: $74.95

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A 6-CD boxset of recordings from the DKV Trio of Hamid Drake (drums), Kent Kessler (bass), and Ken Vandermark (reeds), plus guest Joe McPhee, the box dedicated to James Baldwin, recorded during the quartet's 2017 tour in Europe, and at shows in Chicago and Milwaukee that year, documenting six concerts with performances including Joe McPhee's "Nation Time".

Evans, Peter / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy : Free Radicals At DOM Evans, Peter / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy :
Free Radicals At DOM

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Radical masters of free jazz--Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez and British bassist Barry Guy--meet young(er) radical trumpeter Peter Evans at the Moscow Cultural Center DOM for this 2017 concert of free improvisation, a fiery and informed concert of two sets, each in three parts, and an encore, showing technical mastery, inventive interaction, and sheer excitement in performance.

Kimura, Izumi / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway : Illuminated Silence Kimura, Izumi / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway :
Illuminated Silence

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Performing at St. Ann's Church in Dublin, Ireland, the trio of Japanese pianist living in Ireland, Izumi Kimura, is joined by London bassist Barry Guy and Swiss based drummer Gerry Hemingway for 8 superb improvisations, including renderings of Guy's "Blue Horizon", "Ancients" and "Finding It" and Agusti Fernandez' "How to Go Into a Room You Are Already In".

Phicus / Martin Kuchen: Sumpflegende Phicus / Martin Kuchen:
Sumpflegende

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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The Catalan free improvising trio Phicus of Alex Reviriego on double bass, Ferran Fages on electric guitar, and Vasco Trilla on drums, continue their pursuit of 4th partners, here joined by Swedish saxophonist Martin Kuchen on tenor & alto saxophones for a studio album of collective improvisation with elements of ea/lowercase playing balanced with dynamic language.

Vandermark, Ken / Nate Wooley: Deeply Discounted II  /  Sequences Of Snow [LP] Vandermark, Ken / Nate Wooley:
Deeply Discounted II / Sequences Of Snow [LP]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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The 3rd release from the duo of Chicago multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and NY trumpeter Nate Wooley, two long-form compositions written for the LP format and developed while touring North America during 2017; "Deeply Discounted II," is inspired by John Cage's "Cheap Imitation", while "Sequences of Snow," is dedicated to the experimental filmmaker & musician, Michael Snow.

Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin: Im Hellen Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin:
Im Hellen

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95

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"Conjectured boundaries between improvisation and composition have long been fodder for fierce contention. Offering as good a distinction as any, Steve Lacy once famously opined that musical creation with the former is bound by the mome...

Eskelin, Ellery w/ Andrea Parkins & Jim Black: Five Other Pieces (+2) Eskelin, Ellery w/ Andrea Parkins & Jim Black:
Five Other Pieces (+2)

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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"Tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin just keeps getting better. On this disc he explores some of the music that has mattered to him over the years, and it's a wide range: from Mahavishnu John McLaughlin's "The Dance of Maya" through Coltra...

Gregorio, Guillermo: Ellipsis Gregorio, Guillermo:
Ellipsis

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95

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Hawkins, Chester: K516156/91044  [33 1/3 7-inch VINYL] Hawkins, Chester:
K516156/91044 [33 1/3 7-inch VINYL]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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A 33 rpm 7" from Washington, DC sound artist Chester Hawkins, which "contains highly concentrated extracts" of two remixes of live recordings at Logan Fringe Arts Space and Red Onion Records, from his limited-edition USB release "Cops Need Serial Numbers"; mesmerizing and hypnotic electronics from a masterful performer and kosmiche explorer.

Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen: Troposgrafien Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen:
Troposgrafien

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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The long-running duo of Norwegian saxophonist Kasper Skullerud Vaernes and drummer Andreas Wildhagen, who also work together in Nakama's KNYST! trio with bassist and Nakama founder Christian Meaas Svendsen, and the Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, in an album of five freely improvised dialogs of great technical skill, intent listening and exchange, and dynamic energy.

Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen: Troposgrafien  [VINYL] Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen:
Troposgrafien [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

Price: $21.95

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The long-running duo of Norwegian saxophonist Kasper Skullerud Vaernes and drummer Andreas Wildhagen, who also work together in Nakama's KNYST! trio with bassist and Nakama founder Christian Meaas Svendsen, and the Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, in an album of five freely improvised dialogs of great technical skill, intent listening and exchange, and dynamic energy.

Svendsen, Christian Meaas: New Rituals [3 CDS] Svendsen, Christian Meaas:
New Rituals [3 CDS]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Ritual and unveiling of Buddhist philosophy in a 3-CD exploration of the relationship between form and freedom, between modern Western culture and traditional Eastern culture, and between written and open musical material, from composer and bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen presented in 3 parts: (1) ensemble and a chant-choir, (2) ensemble, and (3) solo bass.

Nilssen-Love, Paal: New Brazilian Funk Nilssen-Love, Paal:
New Brazilian Funk

(PNL -- Norway )

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Brought together by dummer Paal Nilssen-Love for the 2018 Roskilde Festival in Denmark, this quintet merges Norwegians Nilssen-Love and long-time collaborator Frode Gjerstad on alto sax with the Brazilian trio of Felipe Zenicola on electric bass, Kiko Dinucci on electric guitar, and Paulinho Bicolor on cuica, for a thrilling and exuberant concert of energetic improvisation.

Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love: Screen-Off Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Screen-Off

(PNL -- Norway )

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For their 10th album, the duo of multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love took inspiration from experimental cinema, enlisting producer Lasse Marhaug to scour YouTube for concerts from their past 10 years, extracting 60 seconds of audio from each and joining them into 2-minute segments, 21 of which create this unusual album of awe-inspiring performance.

Arashi (Akira Sakata / Johan Berthling / Paal Nilseen-Love): Jikan Arashi (Akira Sakata / Johan Berthling / Paal Nilseen-Love):
Jikan

(PNL -- Norway )

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The third album from the Arashi trio of Akira Sakata on alto saxophone, Bb clarinet & vocals, Johan Berthling on double bass, and Paal Nilssen on Love on drums & percussion, formed in 2013 at the Molde Jazz Festival in Norway and touring steadily since, here captured live at Pit Inn, in Tokyo for four intense free improvisations of inspired power.

Fire! Orchestra: Arrival Fire! Orchestra:
Arrival

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Trimmed back to a mere 14 musicians, the Fire! Orchestra core trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, and Andreas Werliin and Orchestra original singers Mariam Wallentin and Sofia Jernberg add a string quartet, expanding their palette as they release their warmest and most embraceable album to date, from original material to covers of Robbie Basho and Chic.

Fire! Orchestra: Arrival [VINYL 2 LPs + CD] Fire! Orchestra:
Arrival [VINYL 2 LPs + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $28.95

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Trimmed back to a mere 14 musicians, the Fire! Orchestra core trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, and Andreas Werliin and Orchestra original singers Mariam Wallentin and Sofia Jernberg add a string quartet, expanding their palette as they release their warmest and most embraceable album to date, from original material to covers of Robbie Basho and Chic.

Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi: [CD] Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi:
[CD]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $16.95

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Producer & bassist Marc Urselli devised this first meeting between himself and Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, filmaker/guitarist Jim Jarmusch, and drummer Balazs Pandi's, recording in Urselli's NY studio to capture these live analog recordings of improvisations using no overdubs, a twilight set of evolving and absorbing explorations merging rock & experimental approaches.

Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi: [VINYL] Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi:
[VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $22.95

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Producer & bassist Marc Urselli devised this first meeting between himself and Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, filmaker/guitarist Jim Jarmusch, and drummer Balazs Pandi's, recording in Urselli's NY studio to capture these live analog recordings of improvisations using no overdubs, a twilight set of evolving and absorbing explorations merging rock & experimental approaches.

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: April Is The Cruellest Month Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit:
April Is The Cruellest Month

(Blank Forms -- USA )

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Culled from 1975 sessions by the New Direction Unit intended for but never issued on the ESP label, this insanely intense and interactive example of Japanese Free Jazz is finally unleashed, from the late legendary guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi and his quartet with wind and reed improviser Kengi Mori, percussionist Hiroshi Yamazaki, and bassist Nobuyoshi Ino.

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: April Is The Cruellest Month [VINYL] Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit:
April Is The Cruellest Month [VINYL]

(Blank Forms -- USA )

Price: $29.95

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Culled from 1975 sessions by the New Direction Unit intended for but never issued on the ESP label, this insanely intense and interactive example of Japanese Free Jazz is finally unleashed, from the late legendary guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi and his quartet with wind and reed improviser Kengi Mori, percussionist Hiroshi Yamazaki, and bassist Nobuyoshi Ino.

Konitz, Lee, Don Friedman & Attila Zoller: Thingin [2000 Edition] Konitz, Lee, Don Friedman & Attila Zoller:
Thingin [2000 Edition]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Reissue and fresh master of saxophonist Lee Konitz, pianist Don Friedman and guitarist Attila Zoller's great 1995 Hat release, original compositions of live melodic interplay.

Virelles, David: Igbo Alakorin (The Singer's Grove) Vol. I & II Virelles, David:
Igbo Alakorin (The Singer's Grove) Vol. I & II

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Cuban born NY pianist David Virelles documents the musicians of his birthplace, Santiago de Cuba, home to musical styles such as son, changui, nengon, and conga, in two distinct projects: Volume I, where Virelles introduces Orquesta Luz de Oriente tracing the roots of the Cuban big band tradition; and Volume II, reinterpreting the piano music of iconic pianist Antonio Maria Romeu.

Biota / Mnemonists: The Biota Box [6 CD BOX SET] Biota / Mnemonists:
The Biota Box [6 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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From Mnemonists to Biota, this box collects the first 5 studio albums released by the Colorado collective on the UK Recommended Records label, adding a bonus disc of all new recordings built from the group archives, and includes a 14-page booklet of artwork & historical notes shedding light on their gorgeous abstractions through free improvisation and studio composition.

Hayward, Charles : (Begin Anywhere) Hayward, Charles :
(Begin Anywhere)

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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This Heat and Camberwell Now drummer, songwriter, vocalist, experimenter and sociological observer Charles Hayward steps away from his drums for an intimate album of song, performing on piano with minimal accompaniment as he presents new songs and new versions of songs including pieces from Camberwell Now; powerfully fragile, insightful, fascinating.

Koch, Hans / Jacques Demierre: Incunabulum Koch, Hans / Jacques Demierre:
Incunabulum

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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A unique pairing of reeds, piano and spinet captured live at Le Singe Club in Biel, Switzerland in 2018 between multi-reedist Hans Koch and keyboardist Jacques Demierre, a wild ride from frenetic interaction to introspective experimental, both using unusual techniques and Demierre playing inside his keyboards, a truly excellent and thrilling concert.

Webber, Anna: Clockwise Webber, Anna:
Clockwise

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Wind player and composer Anna Weber pays homage to 20th Century composers' works for percussion, using Xenakis, Feldman, Varese, Stockhausen, Babbitt & Cage as influences in compositions leaving room for improvisation from her septet of Jeremy Viner (sax & clarinet), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Matt Mitchell (piano), Chris Tordini (bass), and Ches Smith (drums).

Art Ensemble of Chicago, The : We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration [2 CDS] Art Ensemble of Chicago, The :
We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration [2 CDS]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Marking 50 years for Chicago's most important and innovative ensembles, formed in 1969 to advance creative musicians as part of the AACM, is this tribute to and based on music written by late members Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, and Joseph Jarman, performed by 15 innovative musicians young and old, and presented in 2 CDs: one in the studio and one live at the 2018 Edgefest.

Mitchell, Matt : Phalanx Ambassadors Mitchell, Matt :
Phalanx Ambassadors

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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The sophisticated compositions of New York pianist Matt Mitchell on piano, also performing on synthesizer, are heard in this quintet with Miles Okazaki on electric & acoustic guitars, Patricia Brennan on vibraphone & marimba, Kim Cass on bass, and Kate Gentile on drums & percussion, a challenging album that rewards through intensity and incredible detail.

Remote Viewers Trio, The (Petts / Northover / Edwards): Notes Lost In A Field Remote Viewers Trio, The (Petts / Northover / Edwards):
Notes Lost In A Field

(Remote Viewers -- UK )

Price: $15.95

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A working subset of the UK saxophone-heavy band crossing composition with improvisation, The Remote Viewers led by David Petts, here as a trio with Adrian Northover on alto sax, Petts on tenor sax, and John Edwards on acoustic bass, present 15 new compositions, 10 penned by Petts and 5 collective improvisations, a mix of ferocious timbre and exciting interaction.

ICP Tentet: Tetterettet ICP Tentet:
Tetterettet

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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10 years after drummer Han Bennink, pianist Misha Mengelberg, and saxophonist Willem Breuker formed the ICP co-op, Bennink & Mengelberg formed this 10-piece "Tetterettet", an all-star international group including Peter Brotzmann, Tristan Honsinger, John Tchicai, this their first incredible and far-ranging album, remastered and available on CD for the first time.

Pukwana, Dudu / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink: Yi Yole Pukwana, Dudu / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink:
Yi Yole

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Recorded at the ICP Jubileum festival in Uithoorn, Holland, in 1978, this concert brings together the core of the Instant Composers Pool--pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink--with legendary South African alto saxophonist Dudu Pukwana (Blue Notes), Bennink also playing trombone, clarinet, and viola, in a lyrical and unpredictable set filled with humor and astounding playing.

Various Artists: Option 1 [2 CDs] Various Artists:
Option 1 [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

Price: $19.95

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Since 2015 Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio has hosted a series of concert followed by a discussion with the artist, with funding for the series assisted by Corbett vs. Dempsey; this CD collects recordings from the last year, including Susan Alcorn, Gerry Hemingway, Greg Kelley, Kris Davis, Wayne Horvitz, Ingrid Laubrock, LaDonna Smith, Sandy Ewen, Douglas Ewart, &c &c.

Zetterberg, Torbjorn & The Great Question: Live Zetterberg, Torbjorn & The Great Question:
Live

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Caught live at Jazzklubb Fasching in his home of Stockholm, Swedish bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg's The Great Question band with Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Jonas Kullhammar on saxophone & flute, Alberto Pinton on reeds, and Jon Falt on drums, perform 6 inventive compositions in an amazing concert of modern, upbeat, innovative jazz.

Denzler, Bertrand : Arc Denzler, Bertrand :
Arc

(Potlatch -- France )

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Created by Felicie Bazelaire, CoO is a string ensemble drawn from the French new music ensemble ONCEIM; CoO develops new repertoire for strings, collaborating with composers like Bertrand Denzler, who wrote this innovative composition "Arc" in two parts, a work applying unusual techniques to bowed strings, particularly lower bass tones, for fascinating results.

ISM (Pat Thomas / Joel Grip / Antonin Gerbal): Metaphor ISM (Pat Thomas / Joel Grip / Antonin Gerbal):
Metaphor

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

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Performing at Knuttel House, in Tokyo, Japan in 2018, the wonderfully complex and trio of Pat Thomas on piano, Joel Grip on double bass, and Antonin Gerbal on drums, bridging traditional jazz piano trio with contemporary forms, in the first of a 2-part installment, each track named for a flower as they balance dense highly active playing with abstract lyricism.

Lingens, Hannes: Pieces For Percussion [VINYL] Lingens, Hannes:
Pieces For Percussion [VINYL]

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

Price: $18.95

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Compositions for percussion from Berlin drummer and accordionist Hannes Lingens (Musaeum Clausum, Antoine Beuger, Lucio Capece, &c), composed over six years, each using a restricted set of materials, instrument or instrument type, Lingens performing solo, and as a duo and quartet using overdubs, employing microphone techniques for detail and ambiance.

Braxton, Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Taylor Ho Bynum): Quartet (New Haven) 2014 [4 CDs] Braxton, Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Taylor Ho Bynum):
Quartet (New Haven) 2014 [4 CDs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $44.95

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A 4-CD box set documenting the meeting of a quartet featuring saxophonist, composer and conceptualist Anthony Braxton alongside improvising guitarist and Wilco star Nels Cline, drummer and Deerhoof founder Greg Saunier, and trumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum, each CD an hour-long, wide-ranging set leaving behind genre imitations as they perform Braxton's colorful graphic score.

Doneda, Michel / Le Quan Ninh: Thirty Ways To Avoid Talking Doneda, Michel / Le Quan Ninh:
Thirty Ways To Avoid Talking

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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French free improvising soprano saxophonist Michel Doneda, using profoundly unusual techniques on the reed instrument, meets percussionist Le Quan Ninh, performing on "surrounded bass drum", a large drum affected by various objects across the skin, for 5 dialogs at Montreuil-sous-Bois, France, and then joined by noh theater drummer Shunichiro Hisada in Tokyo's Shushinkan Hall.

Hook, Line & Sinker (Tristan Honsinger / Antonio Borghini / Axel Dorner / Tobias Delius): Fishy Busi Hook, Line & Sinker (Tristan Honsinger / Antonio Borghini / Axel Dorner / Tobias Delius):
Fishy Business

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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A truly unique album of free improvisation and unusual narrative from the Berlin-based quartet of Tristan Honsinger on cello, Antonio Borghini on double bass, Axel Dorner on trumpet, and Tobias Delius on tenor saxophone, clarinet, a mix of Honsinger compositions and collective improv, since 2010 a working band combining music, movement and theater; masterfully idiosyncratic.

Parkins, Zeena / Wobbly: Triplicates Parkins, Zeena / Wobbly:
Triplicates

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Recording in electric harpist Zeena Parkin's office at Mills College in Oakland with Jon Leideker, aka Wobbly, performing on mobile phones, tablets, booper, and mixer, their output run through a series of simple listening devices, machines designed to sing along with the melodies they believe themselves to be hearing, though they are often wrong; singular and surprising!

Abraxas / John Zorn : The Book Beri'ah Vol 5: Gevurah Abraxas / John Zorn :
The Book Beri'ah Vol 5: Gevurah

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Blending a punk rock sensibility with Sephardic tribalism via a taste of North African Gnawa magic, Abraxas is one of the most primal and rocking ensembles in the Masada family, here taking on the 5th edition of Masada Book Three, "The Book Beri'ah", recording in Bill Laswell's studio for 9 joyfully exuberant and intensely executed interpretations of Zorn's compositions.

Dunn, Trevor (w/ Chow / Choi / Kihlstedt / Dufalo / Zhurbin / Dharamraj): Nocturnes Dunn, Trevor (w/ Chow / Choi / Kihlstedt / Dufalo / Zhurbin / Dharamraj):
Nocturnes

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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Downtown bassist mainstay Trevor Dunn, a vital element of many Zorn projects, alongside his own improvisation and compositional work, in his first chamber music album: quartet and trio orchestrations with Trevor Dunn on contrabass, Carla Kihlstedt, Cornelius Dufallo or Jennifer Choi on violin, Vicky Chow on piano, Yves Dharamraj on cello, and Lev Zhurbin on viola.

Fujii, Satoko / Ramon Lopez: Confluence Fujii, Satoko / Ramon Lopez:
Confluence

(Libra -- Japan )

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Having played in trio settings before, pianist Satoko Fujii and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez seized the opportunity to record as a duo in the studio in NY, bringing just two Fujii compositions to guide them, they began freely improvising, creating this stunning album of elegant interaction, peaceful yet detailed, intuitively beautiful and sophisticated music.

Lage, Julian / Gyan Riley: The Book Beri'ah Vol 4: Chesed Lage, Julian / Gyan Riley:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 4: Chesed

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Guitarists Julian Lage and Gyan Riley take on John Zorn's third book of Masada, "The Book Beri'ah", here in the fourth volume performing the rich melodic music in 10 compositions of passionate interplay, from languid passages to rapid interplay, their familiarity lending itself to exceptional extended runs and tight synchronized playing.

Zorn, John: The Hierophant Zorn, John:
The Hierophant

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn composed this suite of compositions drawing inspiration from the mystic world of the Tarot and its wide range of impressions, emotions and inferences, from breathtaking activity to introspective elegance, performed as a piano trio by a spectacular group of Downtown NY performers: Brian Marsella on piano, Trevor dunn on bass, and Kenny Wollesen on drums.

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins /  Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham):
Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of C Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

Price: $16.95

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The 5th release from the trio of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino, guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi on wineglass and percussion is an introspective and beautifully developed set recorded live at their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe.

Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer: Spectre Of Radiants Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer:
Spectre Of Radiants

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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An extended and rich confluence of strings from R Keenan Lawler and John Krausbauer, using resonator guitar and banjo, sustained tones that intertwine in a beautiful and optimistic drone, minimalistic yet drenched in a profusion of harmonic detail; a beautiful and elusive dream mixing between an Indian raga and an alien electronic environment.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL] Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Stochastic music for percussion and synthesizers from New York avant conceptualist and keyboardist Charlemagne Palestine, here on piano & electronics, with the Italian duo Trrma' of Giovanni Todisco on percussion and Guiseppe Candiano on synth, in two side-long works of irregular rhythm, complexity and dissonance that build and recede in a suspenseful journey.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

Price: $16.95

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.







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