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  July, 2019
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Apartment House: Perform Olivier Messiaen and Linda Catlin Smith
Apartment House:
Perform Olivier Messiaen and Linda Catlin Smith

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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The UK ensemble Apartment House performs two works--Olivier Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du Temps" in 6 movements; and Linda Catlin Smith's "Among the Tarnished Stars"--taking a fresh modern approach to the Messiaen, drawing out its experimental character, and the sense of drama and intricate gradations of sonority in Smith's rich and mysterious work.

Attic, The (Rodrigo Amado / Goncalo Almeida / Onno Govaert): Summer Bummer
Attic, The (Rodrigo Amado / Goncalo Almeida / Onno Govaert):
Summer Bummer

(NoBusiness -- Poland )


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Following up their 2017 album live at SMUP in Lisboa, the Attic trio of Rodrigo Amado on tenor saxophone, Goncalo Almeida on double bass, and Onno Govaert on drums are heard in this concert at the 2018 Summer Bummer Festival in Antwerp, Belgium, in a solid set of confidently exploratory improvisation and engrossing group dialog balancing pensive reflection and fire.

Banks / Canha / Taylor / Ison: Luminos
Banks / Canha / Taylor / Ison:
Luminos

(FMR -- UK )


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Exploring the intersection between freely improvised music and free-jazz, the UK collective quartet of Jose Canha on double bass, Trevor Taylor on drums, percussion, Dan Banks on piano, and Josh Ison on saxophone draw out energetic and subtle moments in their bright interaction, always radiating energetic and focused momentum through a full range of character.

Beger, Albert Quartet: The Gate [VINYL]
Beger, Albert Quartet:
The Gate [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )


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Israeli saxophonist Albert Beger's Quartet with Milton Michaeli on piano, Shay Hazan on bass, and Ofer Bymel on drums, the leader also on Shakuhachi, in a studio set of Beger compositions, drawing on his work with William Parker and Hamid Drake in six recordings that balance structure and freedom in soloing, a fine album of modern creative jazz.

Circuit (Seagroat / Chatzigiannis / Taylor / Hutchinson / Medley / Wachsmann): Cell
Circuit (Seagroat / Chatzigiannis / Taylor / Hutchinson / Medley / Wachsmann):
Cell

(FMR -- UK )


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UK percussionist and electronic artist Trevor Taylor's Circuit project in an extended electroacoustic version with Jon Seagroat on reeds & electronics, Tim Chatzigiannis on computer & electronics, Mathew Hutchinson on piano, Paul Medley on reeds, and Philipp Wachsmann on violin & electronics, in carefully controlled and sublimely detailed improvisation.

Dickey, Whit / Kirk Knuffke: Drone Dream [VINYL]
Dickey, Whit / Kirk Knuffke:
Drone Dream [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )


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Two implicitly lyrical players -- trumpeter Kirk Knuffke and drummer Whit Dickey -- in their second album together of well-paced, thoughtful dialog, an intimate set of recordings that show the adept skills of both as they promote their inherent melodic intentions on their instruments, neither overpowering, but conversing in a warm and rewarding give and take.

Dickey, Whit / The Tao Quartets: Peace Planet & Box of Light [2 CDs]
Dickey, Whit / The Tao Quartets:
Peace Planet & Box of Light [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


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Two unique and exceptional studio albums with differing quartets from drummer Whit Dickey in a single set: "Peace Planet" with Matthew Shipp (piano), Rob Brown (alto sax) & William Parker (bass) in a thoughtfully flowing set of collective improvisations; and the more propulsive session "Box of Light" with Rob Brown (alto sax), Steve Swell (trombone), & Michael Bisio (bass).

Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long: Landscapes
Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long:
Landscapes

(FMR -- UK )


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The counterpart to the Dunmall session "Seascapes" recorded at the same Victoria Rooms at the University of Bristol's music department, this quartet sees Dunmall on soprano sax and flute joined by three string players--Benedict Taylor on viola, Ashley John Long on bass, and guitarist Phil Gibbs--for six detailed collective improvisations leaning toward chamber jazz.

Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake: Soultime
Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake:
Soultime

(FMR -- UK )


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The 2nd concert at Eastside Jazz Club for the quintet of Paul dunmall on saxophone & penny whistle, Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Steve Tromans on piano, Dave Kane on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums, in a powerfully passionate and profoundly masterful set of lyrical free jazz, the perfect example of Dunmall's skill at assembling inspired jazz bands; highly recommended!

Electro-Phonic Art Trio (Casserley / Wachsmann / Taylor): Through The Rings Of Saturn
Electro-Phonic Art Trio (Casserley / Wachsmann / Taylor):
Through The Rings Of Saturn

(FMR -- UK )


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Lawrence Casserley on percussion & processing, Philipp Wachsmann on violin, and Trevor Taylor on percussion & electronics, use the rings of Saturn as their guide in 2 recordings from Iklectick Arts Lab in London, and 3 recordings in the studio, using the mass of the moons around the rings as the durations of each track; subdued yet deeply spacious, superb interaction.

Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske: Psychedelic Backfire II
Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske:
Psychedelic Backfire II

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


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The second of two "Psychedelic Backfire"s, The Norwegian Elephant 9 improvising rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken are joined by Dungen guitarist Reine Fiske for an exciting live concert at Kampen Bistro, in Oslo in 2019, the interaction of Fiske and Storlokken a fine example that prog rock is still a vital form.

Elephant9: Psychedelic Backfire I
Elephant9:
Psychedelic Backfire I

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


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The first of two "Psychedelic Backfire" concerts at Oslo's Kampen Bistro, taken from a 4 night residency by the Norwegian Elephant 9 rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken, expanding on tracks from their excellent studio catalog in strongly lyrical and technically superb instrumental and improvised rock forms.

Fages, Ferran / Alfredo Costa Monteiro / Ruth Barberan: Istmo
Fages, Ferran / Alfredo Costa Monteiro / Ruth Barberan:
Istmo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The second album from the trio of Ferran Fages (acoustic turntable), Ruth Barberan (trumpet), and Alfredo Costa Monteiro (accordion) expands on their first "Atolon" album with these two recordings of intense electroacoustic improvisation, a mixture of ritual, controlled chaos, mysterious and often disruptively provocative sound, and other inexplicable evolutions.

Fages, Ferran / Ernesto Rodrigues: Cru
Fages, Ferran / Ernesto Rodrigues:
Cru

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A composite of environmental sounds, electronics, and viola, recorded in Barcelona, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal from intrepid audio explorers Ferran Fages and Ernesto Rodrigues, the single long work taking the listener on a theoretical journey of transparent traffic, squealing wheels and indeterminate location, engrossing in its detail and the mystery it presents.

Fresh Dust Trio: Hilarious Experts
Fresh Dust Trio:
Hilarious Experts

(FMR -- UK )


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Slovenian drummer/percussionist Jaka Berger wrote 3 of the 4 pieces for this trio with guitar Samo Salamon and pianist Marina Dzukljev, also on objects, the 4th piece a collective improvisation, as the three apply experimental approaches to their playing while never leaving their collaborative conversation, making room for inspired soloing.

Glascow Improvisors Orchestra / Maggie Nicols: Energy Being
Glascow Improvisors Orchestra / Maggie Nicols:
Energy Being

(FMR -- UK )


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The GIO presents a magnificent work of music, text and concept by Maggie Nicols,based on the poem of Scottish bassist Lindsay L. Cooper, "A Madman's Approach to Music", with vocals from Tam Dean Burn, Cliona Cassidy and Maggie Nicols herself, a remarkably fun, somewhat twisted, and thoroughly insightful album capturing Lindsay's create contradictions.

Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada: An Eternal Moment
Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada:
An Eternal Moment

(NoBusiness -- Poland )


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A concert in 1995 at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi of the duo of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada and alto saxophone Kang Tae Hwan, both using exceptional and unusual approaches to their music, applying their backgrounds in free jazz, theater and studies in traditional African and Asian percussion to create a unique hybrid, from hypnotic to frenetic; fascinating.

Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada: An Eternal Moment [VINYL]
Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada:
An Eternal Moment [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )


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A concert in 1995 at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi of the duo of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada and alto saxophone Kang Tae Hwan, both using exceptional and unusual approaches to their music, applying their backgrounds in free jazz, theater and studies in traditional African and Asian percussion to create a unique hybrid, from hypnotic to frenetic; fascinating.

Leahy, David / Philipp Wachsmann: Translated Space
Leahy, David / Philipp Wachsmann:
Translated Space

(FMR -- UK )


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Drawing on double bassist David Leahy's "Musicians in Space" research and improvisation series, Leahy met up with free improvising violinist Philipp Wachsmann to record these twelve improvisations, collective conversation in a meeting of strings with influences from chamber and fully free approaches; tempered and detailed dialog of impressive virtuosity.

Lencastre, Joao: Parallel Realities
Lencastre, Joao:
Parallel Realities

(FMR -- UK )


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An absorbing album of free and electroacoustic improvisation from drummer/composer Joao Lencastre, introducing his Parallel Realities group of creative Portuguese avant jazz players Albert Cirera on sax, Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, Pedro Branco on guitar and Joao Hasselberg on bass & electronics, composed for subgroups playing unique yet related passages in parallel.

Maksimowicz, Jan / Dmitrij Golovanov: Thousand Seconds Of Our Life [VINYL]
Maksimowicz, Jan / Dmitrij Golovanov:
Thousand Seconds Of Our Life [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )


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A sophisticated duo meeting at InTegra House in Trakai, Lithuania between two central figures of Lithuanian creative jazz--saxophonist Jan Maksimowicz and pianist Dmitrij Golovanov--in a spontaneous set of dialogs plus a rendering of Kenny Kirkland's "Dienda", as the two employ magnificent technique and strong lyrical tendencies across twelve succinct improvisations.

Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble: Turizmus [2 CDs]
Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble:
Turizmus [2 CDs]

(FMR -- UK )


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Szilard Mezei's Tiszan Innen Ensemble is a chamber jazz ensemble of rare sophistication and talent, 11 musicians performing Mezei's compositions and arrangements based on Hungarian folk songs, in active and lyrical pieces with wonderful interplay between sections and individual players, and excellent moment of lively and passionate soloing.

Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun): Gau
Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun):
Gau

(FMR -- UK )


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A set of unusual and wonderfully unpredictable electroacoustic improvisations recorded live at the Akustronik#18 concert at Projektraum Streitfeld (Munich) in 2017 from the trio of Udo Schindler performing on reeds, brass & analogue synthesizer; Gunnar Geisse performing on laptopguitar & virtual instruments; and Anton Kaun performing on electronics, zeug & effects.

Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano: Homework
Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano:
Homework

(NoBusiness -- Poland )


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Returning home to Philadelphia in 1994 for some "Homework" with Bob Dickie on bass and Robert Andreano on guitar, recording at Robert Andreano's studio, legendary free jazz drummer Sunny Murray leads this trio through six collective improvisations, from Hendrix meets Ayler fury to introspective and hypnotic passage, a much needed reissue of a superb and previously obscure album.

Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano: Homework [VINYL]
Murray, Sunny / Bob Dickey / Robert Andreano:
Homework [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )


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Returning home to Philadelphia in 1994 for some "Homework" with Bob Dickie on bass and Robert Andreano on guitar, recording at Robert Andreano's studio, legendary free jazz drummer Sunny Murray leads this trio through six collective improvisations, from Hendrix meets Ayler fury to introspective and hypnotic passage, a much needed reissue of a superb and previously obscure album.

Parker, William / In Order To Survive: Live / Shapeshifter [2 CDs]
Parker, William / In Order To Survive:
Live / Shapeshifter [2 CDs]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


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Presenting both sets of the second night of bassist William Parker's concerts at Brooklyn's ShapeShifter Lab with his group In Order to Survive of pianist Cooper-Moore, alto saxophonist Rob Brown and drummer Hamid Drake, an extraordinary event that featured all new Parker compositions, including an extended suite for late trombonist Grachan Moncur III.

Smith, Damon : Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE]
Smith, Damon :
Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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Reflecting on the passing of artist and musician Robert Ryman, double bassist Damon Smith dedicated this concert of outstanding playing, technique and momentum at Cafe Fixe in Brookline, MA to Ryman, as Smith sought to present a definitive solo concert as an overview of his own work, ably realizing Ryman's concept of finding all the things you can do with your instrument.

Weeks, James: Windfell
Weeks, James:
Windfell

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $11.50    




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Violinist Mira Benjamin requested British composer James Weeks write a long-duration piece for her, Weeks evoking the image of a violin alone in a remote hill played only by the wind, using an evolving palette of timbral and harmonic material resolving with long sequences of Just Intonation three-part chords, Benjamin also whistling and singing softly.

Girard, Doreen / Tim Olive: Boro
Girard, Doreen / Tim Olive:
Boro

(845 Audio -- Japan )


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Recording in Saskatoon in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan the day before their performance at the Sounds Like Festival, audio explorer Tim Olive brings his magnetic pickups in a first meeting with Doreen Girard performing on a prepared tsymbaly, a Ukranian hammer dulcimer, for a single, unusually evolving, and wonderfully rich improvisation.

Olive, Tim / Martin Tetreault: Faune
Olive, Tim / Martin Tetreault:
Faune

(845 Audio -- Japan )


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Fellow Canadians, Montreal's Ambiances Magnetiques collective member, turntablist and electronics artist Martin Tetrault meets Japan-based electronic explorer Tim Olive performing on magnetic pickups, in their first album despite having performed sporadically across three decades: 4 rich improvisations minimally edited, shaping sound in compelling ways.

Beuger, Antoine and colectivo maDam: .. Of Being Numerous
Beuger, Antoine and colectivo maDam:
.. Of Being Numerous

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


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Antoine Beuger's piece merges compositional and improvised approaches, drawing on the text "the memories of RN", as he performs on flute, voice and objects with the electroacoustic improvising ensemble Colectivo maDam, merging long instrumental phrases with words, syllables or letters, using space and detachment to create numerous possibilities to resonate.

Meier, Hans-Jurg : Colours De La Rose . Presso Il Passo Di Cristallina . Diaphaneas
Meier, Hans-Jurg :
Colours De La Rose . Presso Il Passo Di Cristallina . Diaphaneas

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


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Several of late Swiss composer Hans-Jurg Meier's works are performed in duo, trio and quartet settings, whose compositions merged baroque forms with translations of architecture, ĞqEndeavoring to make physically tangible the sensual qualities of the musical material (tones, intervals, texture) while exploring the interaction of nature, form and beauty.

Schlothauer, Burkhard : Harmonies And Structures
Schlothauer, Burkhard :
Harmonies And Structures

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


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When the Zeitkratzer Ensemble was asked to perform a late ensemble work by John Cage, director Reinhold Friedl turned to composer Burkhard Schlothauer, who reworked one of Cage's Number Pieces to create this rich piece using Cage's methods; plus a composition for the dance piece "Bewegte Bauhausbilder"; and an octet commissioned for the Klangzeit-Festival Time Is On My Side.

Houben, Eva-Maria : Ensemble Works [2 CDS]
Houben, Eva-Maria :
Ensemble Works [2 CDS]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


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Three detailed and fragile compositions from German minimalist composer Eva-Maria Houben reveal themselves over two CDs, performed by the Boston-based experimental music ensemble, Ensemble Ordinary Affects, with Houben herself on organ recording at Memorial Chapel, in Wesleyan University, CT: three movements from "echo fantasy"; "gesang XI"; and "unter anderen".

Moller, Andre O. : A Labour Of Love
Moller, Andre O. :
A Labour Of Love

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


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Two works from German composer Andre O. Moller: 9 Dances for Natalie Bohrer, a visual artist and painter, in a work deriving pitches and durations from a transformation of numbers, using Christoph Schiller's album "spinet" as sources; and "ungerarde" exploring pitch relations from a recording of radio static with durations in a proportional canon structure.

Hannesson, Mark (Denis Sorokin): Music For Guitar [2 CDS]
Hannesson, Mark (Denis Sorokin):
Music For Guitar [2 CDS]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


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Three compositions for solo guitar from Canadian composer Mark Hannesson performed in Saint-Petersburg by Russian guitarist Denis Sorokin and recorded by saxophonist and sound artist Ilia Belorukov; "Each Thing" and "If I Appear Comfortable" using space and a subtle development in extended works; "Triste" using progressions of distorted tones and decay.

Hatcher, Gerrit: Burnt Pan Rolling Boil
Hatcher, Gerrit:
Burnt Pan Rolling Boil

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )


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Chicago saxophonist Gerrit Hatcher sees his solo saxophone performances as a format that can be both charismatic and alienating in to the listener, as he uses extreme technique and powerful streams of emotional playing in a set of improvisations: "Salt Dome" parts 1-3, and "Cooking Fuel", each wrought with frailty and bluster; impressive work.

Cat in a Bag (Figueira / Fonseca / Clemente / Lucas): Cat in a Bag
Cat in a Bag (Figueira / Fonseca / Clemente / Lucas):
Cat in a Bag

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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With 3 members of the sextet Slow is Possible--alto saxophonist Bruno Figueira, guitarist Joao Clemente and drummer Duarte Fonseca--plus bassist Joao Lucas (who has his own trio on Creative Sources), this cat is a genre-mashing band, blurring jazz and rock forms in a very Downtown NY way: open-minded, surprising, articulate, sophisticated, and passionate improv.

Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Malaby / Seabrook / Formanek / Cleaver): Last Minute Theory
Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Malaby / Seabrook / Formanek / Cleaver):
Last Minute Theory

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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After pianist Simon Nabatov's return to NYC in 2018 he began assembling this quintet with the goal of pursuing a more traditional jazz setting, enlisting support from some of the city's finest and most versatile players--saxophonist Tony Malaby, drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist Michael Formanek, and guitarist Brandon Seabrook--here in an exuberant set of Nabatov originals.

Pavone, Mario Dialect Trio: Philosophy
Pavone, Mario Dialect Trio:
Philosophy

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Three in-demand New York improvisers--Mario Pavone on double bass, Matt Mitchell on piano, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums-- recording in the studio in one of the premiere spaces in the Metropolitan area, Firehouse 12, resulting in this profoundly authoritatve piano trio album, with five Pavone original compositions, two from Annette Peacock, and one collective improv.

Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black): The Point In Question
Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black):
The Point In Question

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Berlin-based Canadian double bassist and composer Miles Perkin (Lauzier/Perkin/Kuster, Benoit Delbecq 3, Glue) writes for his own quartet with pianist Delbecq, drummer Jim Black and trumpeter Tom Arthurs, presenting seven compositions leaving room for superb free soloing from all four, in an accomplished album of an optimistic and lyrical intent.

Resnik, Cene Free Stellar Trio + Rob Mazurek: Age Of Chaos
Resnik, Cene Free Stellar Trio + Rob Mazurek:
Age Of Chaos

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Saxophonist Cene Resnik seeks spiritual focus in his free playing with his trio of drummer Marko Lasic (Cerkno Jubileum Orchestra, Alchemical Playgrounds) and pianist Giorgio Pacorig, finding the perfect foil in Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek, as they take the stage at the 2018 Jazz Cerkno Festival for this extended energetic, introspective, & spiritual concert.

Trigger (Greene / Hanes / Edgcomb): Pull
Trigger (Greene / Hanes / Edgcomb):
Pull

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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John Zorn invited the trio of guitarist Will Greene, bassist Simon Hanes, and drummer Aaron Edgcomb, to found a new band and play his score books "Bagatelles" and "Apparitions" for his Tzadik label; the trio found common ground merging jazz, experimental and rock forms, forming Trigger and releaseing this album of wonderfully strange creative intent.

Alder, Jason / Piotr Michalowski: Contradictions
Alder, Jason / Piotr Michalowski:
Contradictions

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Dialogs on the lowest of reed instruments from the Ann Arbor, Michigan duo of Jason Alder and Piotr Michalowski, using Leblanc paperclip contrabass clarinets and Selmer rosewood contrabass and contra-alto clarinets, as they apply diverse approaches to avant improvisation of deep interaction, from active grumblings to beautiful tonal stretches.

Anemochore (Frantz Loriot / Sebastian Strinning / Daniel Studer / Benjamin Brodbeck): Suites And See
Anemochore (Frantz Loriot / Sebastian Strinning / Daniel Studer / Benjamin Brodbeck):
Suites And Seeds

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Taking their name from plants whose seeds are distributed by wind, violist Frantz Loriot and bassist Daniel Studer formed Anemochore in 2016 to purse different playing techniques and preparations in their search for unique forms of improvisation, here with drummer Benjamin Brodbeck and saxophonist & bass clarinetist Sebastian Strinning, recorded by Jean-Marc Foussat.

BBC Trio (Gorka Benitez / Guillermo Celano / Marcos Baggiani): Donde Esta Nuestro Hogar?
BBC Trio (Gorka Benitez / Guillermo Celano / Marcos Baggiani):
Donde Esta Nuestro Hogar?

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The Barcelona trio of Gorka Benitez on tenor saxophone & flute, Guillermo Celano on electric guitar, and Marcos Baggiani on drums, play a lyrical and bluesy brand of instrumental rock music which they describe as an eclectic approach to rock emphasizing pure energy and fun, in nine upbeat and groove-oriented tunes of tight and enthusiastic playing.

Brennan, Patrick / Abdul Moimeme: Terraphonia
Brennan, Patrick / Abdul Moimeme:
Terraphonia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Portuguese guitarist and experiementer Abdul Moimeme, once a student of US free jazz saxophonist Patrick Brennan, now joins him as Moimeme employs two electroacoustically altered guitars played simultaneously with objects, Brennan performing on sax and cornet, as they create unusual and assertive abstract sonic environments, intensely detailed and gripping.

Brondum, Lars / Per Gardin: Adhara
Brondum, Lars / Per Gardin:
Adhara

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Swedish improvisers, saxophonist Per Gardin--known for his work with Rodrigo Pinheiro & Pedro Lopes and Oblique (Trio)--joins fellow Swede Lars Brondum, whose work focuses on modern composers like Cardew, Ligeti, and Riley, here on modular synth and theremin, as the two focus on the star Adhara in the Canis Major constellation through 6 stellar object-named ea-improvisations.

Brown, Rob Quartet (w/ Steve Swell / Chris Lightcap / Chad Taylor): From Here To Hear
Brown, Rob Quartet (w/ Steve Swell / Chris Lightcap / Chad Taylor):
From Here To Hear

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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A strong session from formidable alto saxophonist Rob Brown, presenting six compositions performed with the extraordinary grouping of trombonist Steve Swell, double bassist Chris Lightcap, and drummer Chad Taylor, all beautifully recorded in the studio, showing the incisive soloing of each player as they keep their listeners swinging on the edges of their seats.

de Heney, Nina / Karin Johansson / Henrik Wartel: Quagmire
de Heney, Nina / Karin Johansson / Henrik Wartel:
Quagmire

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Turning the piano trio concept onto its sonic side, the Swedish trio of Nina de Heney on double bass, Karin Johansson on piano, and Henrik Wartel on drums owe more to AMM than jazz tradition, as they use extended techniques and a sound-oriented approach to improvisation, presenting three live recordings at Elementstudion, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Douglas, Dave feat. Uri Caine / Andrew Cyrille: Devotion
Douglas, Dave feat. Uri Caine / Andrew Cyrille:
Devotion

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )


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Devoted to the people who helped make these pieces come about, including Franco D'Andrea, Carla Bley, Mary Lou Williams, and Dizzy Gillespie, from the NY trio of Dave Douglas on trumpet and long-time collaborator, pianist Uri Caine, joined by master drummer and percussionist Andrew Cyrille for 10 sophisticated and joyful works in modern creative jazz.

Drasler / Jackson / Thompson: Nauportus
Drasler / Jackson / Thompson:
Nauportus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Clarinetist Tom Jackson, guitarist Daniel Thompson and drummer Vid Drasler met in 2016 as part of the CRAM Records residency at FriForma in Ljubljana, at which time they performed and recorded as a trio, vowing to collaborate again; this album of open-minded free improvisation is the result: "Nauportus" in 5 parts, ebbing and flowing from near silence to animated interaction.

Garcia, Miguel A. / Oier Iruretagoiena / Abdul Moimeme / Lorea Oar-Arteta / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carl
Garcia, Miguel A. / Oier Iruretagoiena / Abdul Moimeme / Lorea Oar-Arteta / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos:
Sitsa

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Joing Portuguese and Spanish improvisers for four recordings in Bilbao, Spain, this sextet presents sound works using unusual orchestration--piano harp, viola, guitar, metals, electric organ, paper, contact mics, and electronics--balancing spacious exploration with assertive moments of percussive and caustic sound, evolving bold sonic and timbral combinations.

IKB: Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
IKB:
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Recording at the 12th CreativeFest at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, the IKB ensemble is represented by 20 musicians for this performance, merging acoustic and electronic instruments including strings, brass, winds, self-made instruments, and percussion in a concert of intense constraint & patience, seething with detail and replete with consummate skill.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Tom Rainey : Tism
Laubrock, Ingrid / Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Tom Rainey :
Tism

(RogueArt -- France )


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The first recording from these four exceptional improvisers--Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano saxophones, Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Mark Feldman on violin, and Tom Rainey on drums--a session of collective improvisation fueled by each other's familiarity through shared projects over many years, yielding these remarkably cohesive and articulate recordings.

Limbo Ensemble: Limbo
Limbo Ensemble:
Limbo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A fascinating confluence of improvisation and contemporary compositional approaches from this Spanish ensemble led by composer and drummer Nasim Lopez Palacios, using 5 reeds, trumpet, flute, piano, electric guitar, harp, double bass, drums and electronics in an extended work exploring space, tension and motion, with a beautiful build to catharsis.

Lisbon String Trio / Gil Goncalves: Merz
Lisbon String Trio / Gil Goncalves:
Merz

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on contrabass continue their recent string of collaborations with a fourth player, Portuguese tuba player Gil Goncalves joining to addd a unique complement to their strings, as Goncalves adds bass, blats, growls and unique timbres of upper register low brass.

Neuser, Nikolaus / Carlos Quebrada: Toxicodendron Radicans
Neuser, Nikolaus / Carlos Quebrada:
Toxicodendron Radicans

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Recording in New York at the Omi International Arts Center in 2018, the duo of German trumpeter Nikolaus Neuser and Brazilian bassist Carlos Eduardo Quebrada Vasquez, Quebrada expanding his bass through electronics, capture an inventive and active set of dialogs, rich in technical skill and continually surprising through twists and turns; action-packed and inspired.

Nuno, Jorge Connection: Sao Paulo Connection
Nuno, Jorge Connection:
Sao Paulo Connection

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Far ranging free improvisation from the Sao Paulo, Brazil quartet of Jorge Nuno on guitar, Romulo Alexis on trumpet, Vitor Vieira Branco on vibraphone, and Rafael Cab on drums, in ethnically rich and spiritual playing that incorporates beautiful atmospheric work, ruminating assertive playing, and idiosyncratic interaction with unusual technique and percussive instruments.

Petit, Jean-Luc / Jeremy Baysse / Fabrice Favriou: Ecorchure
Petit, Jean-Luc / Jeremy Baysse / Fabrice Favriou:
Ecorchure

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"Ecorchure" translates to a skin wound produced by a violent friction that removes or tears the superficial layers; here the French trio of Jean-Luc Petit on saxophones, Jeremy Baysse on electric guitar & gadgets, and Fabrice Favriou on drums, tear through three excoriating improvisations during a 2019 live concert at Ateliers Musicaux Syrinx, in Poitiers France.

 

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