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  August 2020
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Fragile Quartet (Moore / Fraanje / van der Feen / Hemingway): Cretan Dialogues
Fragile Quartet (Moore / Fraanje / van der Feen / Hemingway):
Cretan Dialogues

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )


Price: $16.95    




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If fragile means a thoughtful album of improvisation with a lyrical intention and sophisticated playing, then reedist Michael Moore's quartet with Harmen Fraanje on piano, Clemens van der Feen on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on drums & percussion shows a sublimely muscular fragilility in a lovely and extremely intelligent modern jazz album of embraceable and exemplary work.

Wolfarth, Christian: Souvenirs [VINYL]
Wolfarth, Christian:
Souvenirs [VINYL]

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )


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Two extended solo percussion works by Swiss improviser Christian Wolfarth, focusing on two components of the standard drum set--a tom or simple drum, and a cymbal--the first side a "Souvenir From a Drum" using brushes and sticks to disrupt then mesmerize the listener; the second side a "Souvenir from a Cymbal", a shifting roll and pattern that evokes a myriad of tonalities.

TEST / Roy Campbell: TEST / Roy Campbell
TEST / Roy Campbell:
TEST / Roy Campbell

(577 Records -- USA )


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A live recording from 1999 at Hint House in Harlem of TEST, led by Tom Bruno on drums with Matthew Heyner on bass and Sabir Mateen on alto & tenor sax, flute & clarinet, joined by Daniel Carter on alto & tenor sax, trumpet & flute, the set recorded by Matt Motel who captures the essence of this freewheeling band who brought their music not only to jazz clubs, but also to the street and subway.

Zurria, Manuel  : Again & Again [2 CDs]
Zurria, Manuel :
Again & Again [2 CDs]

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


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Drawing from contemporary composers including Tom Johnson, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Adrian Democ, James Tenney, &c, this is the 3rd chapter of Italian flutist Manuel Zurria's project/research on "minimalisms" in contemporary music, taking an active interpretation of the classification over 16 informed and adventurous recordings.

Evans, Peter (w/ Ross / Jozwiak / Harris): Being & Becoming [VINYL]
Evans, Peter (w/ Ross / Jozwiak / Harris):
Being & Becoming [VINYL]

(More Is More -- USA )


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A dynamic 1st release from trumpeter Peter Evans' group Being and Becoming, featuring improvisers from a younger generation of creative musicians--Joel Ross on vibes, Nick Joziwak on bass, and Savannah Harris on drums--the album featuring new compositions from Evans, moving between notated chamber music textures, free improvisations, deep grooves and telepathic ensemble playing.

Rumback, Charles: June Holiday
Rumback, Charles:
June Holiday

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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A soulful and lyrically passionate album of modern jazz from Chicago drummer Charles Rumback in a trio with pianist Jim Baker and bassist John Tate, their third album together, with all three bringing compositions to the session, yielding a sensitive, understated yet impeccable balance of melodic music that reveals great strength at its center.

Hayward, Charles : Crossfade Estate
Hayward, Charles :
Crossfade Estate

(Klanggalerie -- E.U. )


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Recorded in 2005 with an ensemble of like-minded instrumentalists and then edited and collaged for the next year and a half, this was a project of Charles Hayward during his time at The Albany in Deptford, London, using their digital recording suite to create a large work using a variety of strategies and developed in a dramatic story form, issued here for the 1st time.

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp: The Clawed Stone
Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp:
The Clawed Stone

(RogueArt -- Switzerland )


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Matthew Shipp (piano), John Butcher (saxophones) and Thomas Lehn (electronics) in a studio album recorded in France in 2017, a uniquely voiced collective trio of transformative improvisation, Lehn's additions and modifications blending perfectly with Shipp's solid foundations and Butcher's advanced technical expression, for an engrossing and expressive set of recordings.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Monochrome
Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Monochrome

(self-released -- USA )


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As much a solo percussion album as a collection of large-scale compositions, Tatsuya Nakatani created hundreds of recordings of his collection of gongs, meticulously capturing each instrument's voice and arranging them into seven large works, maintaining the character of each instrument as material for these wonderfully dramatic and resonant works of silence, space and texture.

McPhee, Joe : Black Is The Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70 [2CDS]
McPhee, Joe :
Black Is The Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70 [2CDS]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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Unreleased material from Joe McPhee's archives, three live settings of the saxophonist and pocket trumpeter in upstate NY: a quartet with vibraphonist Ernie Bostic and the rhythm section of Tyrone Crabb and Bruce Thompson live at Vassar College; live in New Windsor with saxophonist Reggie Marks; and an outdoor concert at Poughkeepsie's Lincoln Centre.

Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann): Triadic Memories [2 CDs]
Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann):
Triadic Memories [2 CDs]

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


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The second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about that reality, the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman attempted to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard here in Judith Wegmann's 2019 recording, where thThe second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman worked to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard her in Judith Wegmann's 2019 studio recording where that space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.at space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.

Tsahar, Assif: ayn le-any
Tsahar, Assif:
ayn le-any

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )


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A freestyling solo album from NY/Israeli saxophonist Assif Tsahar, performing on tenor sax and bass clarinet in an exciting three-part improvisation of avant forms of technical dexterity and extended range through emphatic and sustained expression of long lines and cycling figures that shift and transform; a great example of Tsahar's skill and imagination.

Ex, The: All Corpses  [7" VINYL]
Ex, The:
All Corpses [7" VINYL]

(Superior Viaduct -- USA )


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The Ex's first single from the Netherland unique and socially charged band The Ex of Terrie Ex on guitar, G.W. Sok on voice, Ome Geurt on drums and Bas on bass, starting a legacy of intelligent and pointed rock, improvised and experimental music that continues 40 years later, reissued as a 2020 Record Store Day release on colored 7" vinyl.

Kahn, Jason / Christian Wolfarth: Spirits [VINYL]
Kahn, Jason / Christian Wolfarth:
Spirits [VINYL]

(Editions -- Switzerland )


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The 2nd release from Jason Kahn, here on voice and resonator guitar, with Christian Wolfarth on Chinese Cymbal, an antique marching snare and objects, recorded after a series of concerts across Europe in the fall of 2019, Kahn applying a percussionist's perspective to his guitar by playing it as a lap slide, as the two invoke an unusual incantatory spirit from their improvisations.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy: A Certain Slant Of Light
Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy:
A Certain Slant Of Light

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )


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A 5-part electroacoustic improvisation from the UK duo of electronic and sound artist Thanos Chyrsakis and reedist Chris Cundy, the former using laptop computer, synthesizers, and copicat tape echo to create mesmerizing sheens of sound that circle and complement Cundy's bass clarinet, who also performs on megaphone, voice changer, zither, & objects; entrancing and captivating.

Scrambled Harmonies: Stella Art
Scrambled Harmonies:
Stella Art

(Self Released -- Netherlands )


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The free improvising Amsterdam quintet of Andrius Dereviancenko (tenor saxophone), Henk Zwerver (guitar), Nico Chientaroli (piano and keyboards), Raoul van der Weide (bass, objects and squat box) and Onno Govaert (Tilburg, drums) are heard in this live recording at Zaal100 in 2020 for a quirky and first rate free jazz album of wry humor and impressive skill.

Ballister: Znachki Stilyag
Ballister:
Znachki Stilyag

(Aerophonic -- USA )


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The tenth year of the working and touring international Ballister trio of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophones, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion, here in an outrageously powerful yet explorative concert at Dom Cultural Center, in Moscow, Russia in 2019, a fierce example of what this band is capable of.

Bellowing Earwigs, The (Schouwburg / Bowman / Thompson / Northover): The Perpendicular Giraffe Compa
Bellowing Earwigs, The (Schouwburg / Bowman / Thompson / Northover):
The Perpendicular Giraffe Compartment

(FMR -- UK )


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Studio improvisations from the far-ranging quartet of Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar, Adrian Northover on saxophone, Mbira & Melodica, Adam Bohman on objects, and Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg on voice, an experimental acoustic set that at times takes on nearly electronic qualities, Van Schouwburg and Bohman bringing unusual and unique elements to authoritatively perplexing dialog.

Gouvea / Northover / Mattos: Cajula
Gouvea / Northover / Mattos:
Cajula

(FMR -- UK )


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Representing some of the London scene's most innovative and creative improvisers, with years of work together as a trio and as M.A.M.--saxophonist Andrian Northover (Remote Viewers), cellist Marcio Mattos (Stellari String Quartet, Tony Oxley's Celebration Orchestra) and vocalist Marilza Gouvea--are heard here in 2 studio recordings and 3 live recordings at Iklectic.

Triofolio (Chris Cundy / Paul K. Scott / Saul Scott): Ordinary Evidence
Triofolio (Chris Cundy / Paul K. Scott / Saul Scott):
Ordinary Evidence

(FMR -- UK )


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Performing a set of UK bass clarinetist Chris Cundy's compositions, along with one collective improvisation, TrioFolio is complemented with the father/son team of double bassist Paul K. Scott and drummer Saul Scott, exploring the borders between classic modern jazz and free forms of improvisation, all heard in the lower instrumental spectrum through rich lyrical jazz.

Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: The Feeling Principle
Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
The Feeling Principle

(FMR -- UK )


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Representing some of the finest of UK free improvisers, the quartet of John Edwards on bass, Mark Sanders on drums, Liam Noble on piano, and Paul Dunmall on tenor & alto saxophones are recorded in the studio in Birmingham for three extended improvisations of commanding technique, creative drive and wide dynamics; the power of free jazz in the hands of masters.

Smart, Shirley / James Arben: Entanglement: 9 Improvised Dialogues <i>[Used Item]</i>
Smart, Shirley / James Arben:
Entanglement: 9 Improvised Dialogues [Used Item]

(FMR -- UK )


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UK sax and wind player James Arben and cellist Shirley Smart explore the possibilities of chamber-oriented free improvisation through a series of dialogues of harmonic, rhythmic and timbral tension and resolution, created from bold experimental playing techniques and melodic discourse that draws on influences from jazz to Middle Eastern, folk and contemporary music.

Tsahar, Assif Brass Reeds Ensemble: The Hollow World
Tsahar, Assif Brass Reeds Ensemble:
The Hollow World

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )


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Tsahar's 9-piece Brass Reeds Ensemble Herb Robertson, Chris Jonas, Rob Brown, Susie Ibarra, &c. is an ambitious and incredible undertaking of group improvisation.

Hemingway, Gerry / Barre Phillips / Michael Moore: Slips
Hemingway, Gerry / Barre Phillips / Michael Moore:
Slips

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )


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The first four pieces of a concert at Splendor Performance Space in Amsterdam in 2019 by the free improvising trio of Michael Moore on alto sax, clarinets & bird whistles, Barre Phillips on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on drums & percussion, three open-minded and masterful improvisers who balance free jazz forms and non-idiomatic approaches with a chamber sensilbility.

Moore, Michael / NDR Bigband: Sanctuary
Moore, Michael / NDR Bigband:
Sanctuary

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )


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Multi-reedist Michael Moore presents works from his catalog with the powerfully flexible 19-piece NDR Big Band, drawing from the history of his Ramboy label, including a tribute to Stravinsky, expanding a trio for clarinets, rearranging an Ellingtonian piece originally written for Available Jelly, and the title track, written for his mother as the first recording for Fragile Quartet.




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