The Squid's Ear Magazine




  October 2020
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Konstrukt / Otomo Yoshihide: Eastern Saga: Live at TUSK [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Konstrukt / Otomo Yoshihide:
Eastern Saga: Live at TUSK [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )


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The 4th of Karl Records' collaboration series brings Turkish free improvising group Konstrukt together with Japanese experimental improviser Otomo Yoshihide, recording at the Tusk Festival in 2018, Konstrukt configured as a quintet with two drummers, winds, guitar, synth and bass, Otomo adding guitar and turntables to create a dense, exultant and exotic brew of electrified improvisation.

Mitchell, Nicole / Lisa E. Harris: Earthseed [VINYL 2 LPs]
Mitchell, Nicole / Lisa E. Harris:
Earthseed [VINYL 2 LPs]

(FPE Records -- USA )


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Continuing her series of large works inspired by the dystopic writings of Octavia E. Butler, composer and flutist Nicole Mitchell assembles Chicago improvisers including cellist Tomeka Reid, percussionist Avreeayl Ra, trumpeter Ben LaMar Gay and interdisciplinary artist Lisa E. Harris to explore facets of Butler's Parable of the Sower.

Amado, Rodrigo / Dirk Serries: Jazzblazzt
Amado, Rodrigo / Dirk Serries:
Jazzblazzt

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )


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Portugese tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado met Belgian electric & acoustic guitarist Dirk Serries for this live performance at Jazzblazzt in The Netherlands in 2018 for two extended conversations, the first set finding Serries on electric and the 2nd on acoustic, as the two push and pull each other, intertwining or finding complement in their discourse.

Monicker (Scott Thomson / Arthur Bull / Roger Turner): Libr'aerie
Monicker (Scott Thomson / Arthur Bull / Roger Turner):
Libr'aerie

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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The second release from the trio of legendary London improvising drummer Roger Turner, Montreal trombonist Scott Thomson and guitarist Arthur Bull, aka Moniker, after their 2018 Ambiances Magnetiques album "Spine", in three improvisations about "Books", quick witted active improvisation with a carefree and bright approach to exceptionally detailed interaction.

Cryingsnice (Eric Hamelin / Chris Dadge): All Greased Up For Nothin'
Cryingsnice (Eric Hamelin / Chris Dadge):
All Greased Up For Nothin'

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Frequent collaborators, Canadian drummer and experimentalist Eric Hamelin joins Chris Dadge, who more typically performs as a drummer/percussionist, in a duo with Dadge on violin, as the two create wonderfully active environments of sound that follow conceptual paths embracing electroacoustic methodology through two pieces performed live in the studio.

Futterman, Joel: Remembering Dolphy
Futterman, Joel:
Remembering Dolphy

(JDF Music -- USA )


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Pianist Joel Futterman pays a tribute to late alto saxophonist Eric Dolphy through six Dolphy original compositions, plus one Mal Waldron track and two Futterman originals referencing Dolphy's well-known Blue Note record, "Out to Dinner" parts one & two, each track unedited with no overdubs and the album presented in the sequence in which it was recorded.

Futterman, Joel: Blues For My Brother
Futterman, Joel:
Blues For My Brother

(Creation Music -- USA )


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Four solo imporovisations from pianist Joel Futterman, starting with the nearly 20-minute "Blues For Ronnie" dedicated to his brother Ronald, a lyrical and soulful work that reflects traditional blues and ragtimes forms within a modern perspective, alongside 3 other rich works of the strong technical and melodic skill that define Futterman's mastery and intentions.

Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin Duo: The Present Gift
Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin Duo:
The Present Gift

(IML Music -- USA )


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A meeting in the studio in 2001 between frequent collaborators, pianist Joel Futterman, also performing on curved soprano saxophone & wooden Indian flute, and Chicago tenor saxophonist Ike Levin, also on bass clarinet and Brazilian Kalimba, beautifully capturing the extraordinary conversation of strongly articulated dialog between the two improvisers; impressive!

Futterman, Joel : The Fall
Futterman, Joel :
The Fall

(Creation Music -- USA )


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A three-part solo improvisation recorded in the studio and presented in complete unedited first takes with no overdubs, sequenced in the order recorded, from NY-area pianist Joel Futterman, performing "The Fall" in two parts, and "Recovery", each an epic journey through rapid technical virtuosity and nimble creativity, balanced with periods of deep reflection and introspection.

Brown, Chris: Retrospectacles [2 CDs]
Brown, Chris:
Retrospectacles [2 CDs]

(fo'c'sle -- USA )


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A fascinating 2-CD retrospective of the solo piano and computer work from 1990 to 2016 of San Francisco Bay Area experimental composer Chris Brown, whose work focuses on evolving paradigms of human-machine interaction through live signal processing, generative polyrhythmic textures, and a cohabitation of both formal control and indeterminacy.

Fullman, Ellen / David Gamper w/ Stuart Dempster: Pink Sea Thrift [VINYL]
Fullman, Ellen / David Gamper w/ Stuart Dempster:
Pink Sea Thrift [VINYL]

(fo'c'sle -- USA )


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Six works by iconic composer Ellen Fullman in a duo with David Gamper, an original member of Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening Band — ecstatic and mesmerizing improvisations recorded in the resonant space of the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, CA — plus 2 tracks of a duo between Ellen Fullman and Deep Listening Band founding member Stuart Dempster on trombone & didjeridu.

Gargaud, Guillaume: Strange Memories
Gargaud, Guillaume:
Strange Memories

(Setola Di Maiale / Chant -- Italy )


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Guitarist/composer Guillaume Gargaud of Le Havre, France steps away from his more typical electric guitar work for an album of acoustic guitar improvisations, freely associative playing of rich harmonic and melodic development, from ostensibly meandering fragility to powerful chord work, revealing a strong and confident center through imaginative progressions that captivate his listeners.

Lijiang Quintet: Crossing A River By Rope
Lijiang Quintet:
Crossing A River By Rope

(fo'c'sle -- USA )


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A rare and exuberant exchange of sonic discourse between Chinese and American improvisers recorded in the Yunnan Province of China at the Lijiang Studio artist residency, in a uniquely voiced quintet with Theresa Wong on cello & voice, Lao Dan on saxophone & bamboo instruments, John McCowen on clarinet & recorder, Li Xing on electric & acoustic guitars, and Deng Boyu on percussion & found objects.

Naka,Takuji / Tim Olive: Minouragatake [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Naka,Takuji / Tim Olive:
Minouragatake [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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Working extensively together in recording and touring, Japanese experimental sound artist Takuji Naka and Canadian ex-pat Tim Olive living in Kobe, Japan, recorded thise seven improvisations in the studio in Kyoto, 2019, using lo-fi electronics, distressed cassette tape and self-made instruments to create a unique sound in unusual dialogs of mysterious sonic motion.

Powerdove: Bitter Banquet
Powerdove:
Bitter Banquet

(fo'c'sle -- USA )


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Keyboardist Annie Lewandowski (London Improvisers Orchestra, Fred Frith, Samech) composed this song cycle about ancient Greek figures in collaboration with David Yearsley, Theresa Wong and Russell Greenberg, poetic pieces contrasting traditional use of instruments with subtle experimental approaches in a unique and fascinating set of compositional strategies.

Haden, Petra (w/ John Zorn / Jesse Harris feat. the Julian Lage Trio): Songs For Petra
Haden, Petra (w/ John Zorn / Jesse Harris feat. the Julian Lage Trio):
Songs For Petra

(Tzadik -- USA )


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The songwriting team of John Zorn and Jesse Harris, who worked together on Zorn's The Song Project, wrote these beautiful melodies & lyrics that merge elements of rock and jazz for singer Petra Haden, performed in a quintet with Jesse Harris on acoustic guitar, keys & background vocals, Kenny Wollesen on drums, percussion, Julian Lage on guitar, and Jorge Roeder on bass.

Sanhedrin (Haino / Yoshida / Nasuno): Change The Density So That You Can Crawl Up From The Sea Of
Sanhedrin (Haino / Yoshida / Nasuno):
Change The Density So That You Can Crawl Up From The Sea Of Duty

(Trailights Record -- Japan )


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Formed in the mid-2000s in the wake of the band Knead, the first new Sanhedrin album in six years sees the return of Keiji Haino on guitar, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass guitar and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, performing live at Akihabara Club Goodman in Japan for four extended rock improvisations, dense, soulful avant-prog with feedback drenched resonance.

Kirchner, Quin: The Shadows and The Light [VINYL 2 LPs]
Kirchner, Quin:
The Shadows and The Light [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Recorded over 2 days in a Chicago studio in configurations from duos to an octet, drummer Quin Kirchner provides the compositions on this double LP for 11 pieces, alongside works by Frank Foster, Phil Cohran, Sun Ra & Carla Bley, presented as a story or a journey of differing styles and forms, made cohesive by Kirchner's remarkable drumming and coherently diverse interests.

Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]
Jackson / Baker / Kirshner:
So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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The second release for the Chicago trio of Keefe Jackson on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Jim Baker on piano & synthesizer, and Julian Kirshner on drums, following their 2016 album The Noisy Miner, are heard in two performances a year apart at the Hungry Brain, each an extended exploration of remarkably compatible, creative and uniquely lyrical collective collaboration.av

Pavone, J. String Ensemble: Lost and Found [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Pavone, J. String Ensemble:
Lost and Found [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Jessica Pavones String Ensemble with Pavone and Abby Swidler on violas, and Erica Dicker and Angela Morris on violins, are recorded live at Firehouse 12 in a set of Pavone compositions combining traditional notation and improvisation, with a focus on sustained collaborative playing and the application of ideas exploring the healing potential of sonic vibrations.

Pavone, J. String Ensemble: Lost and Found [CD]
Pavone, J. String Ensemble:
Lost and Found [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $11.95    


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Jessica Pavones String Ensemble with Pavone and Abby Swidler on violas, and Erica Dicker and Angela Morris on violins, are recorded live at Firehouse 12 in a set of Pavone compositions combining traditional notation and improvisation, with a focus on sustained collaborative playing and the application of ideas exploring the healing potential of sonic vibrations.

Wyatt, Robert: His Greatest Misses
Wyatt, Robert:
His Greatest Misses

(Domino Record Co. -- USA )


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Originally released in 2004 in Japan, this compilation covers songs from Soft Machine legend Robert Wyatt's solo career, from albums back to Rock Bottom through Cuckooland, sequenced non-chronologically reflecting the depth of interest, excitement & pathos of his remarkable career, one of rock's most unconventional and brilliant songwriters and singers.

Franklin / Gill: To My Left Is Where The Lake Is
Franklin / Gill:
To My Left Is Where The Lake Is

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A series of improvisations recorded in an afternoon in Melbourne, Australia between bass guitarist Joseph Franklin and saxophonist Sam Gill on alto & soprano, this the debut of their duo work that since 2018 has developed a unique discourse of adept interaction from calmly precise to rapid & disciplined exchanges, connected by textural and exploratory periods.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos: Metamorfose
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos:
Metamorfose

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A beautifully subtle and strange twisting of tones, timbres and strings from the duo of Ernesto Rodrigues on violin & viola and Carlos Santos on electronics, recorded live in 2018 at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, creating mysterious environments that metamorphose between sections through string interjections, each segment creating a new, mesmerizing environment.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Almeida / Hencleeday / Parrinha / Parrinha / Santos / Valinho: Spiegel II
Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Almeida / Hencleeday / Parrinha / Parrinha / Santos / Valinho:
Spiegel II

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The concept of a spiegel, or mirror, is explored by this perceptively patient electroacoustic octet led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, each of the 3 tracks an evolution of the first recorded improvisation, the 2nd "Spiegel" layering and reacting to the first recording, and the 3rd to the previous two, ultimately reflecting a conversation of 24 virtual musicians.

Schindler / Kepl: Fabulierblattchen
Schindler / Kepl:
Fabulierblattchen

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Track titles are borrowed from Friederike Mayröcker for their "concentrated word acrobatics and linguistic sensuality", and apt analogy to the duo of Udo Schindler on clarinets & cornet, and Irene Kepl on violin, who are recorded live at the 95th Salon für Klang+Kunst Krailling in Munich, 2019, in a set of 9 delicately virtuosic dialogs that use extended and unusual techniques.

Borg, Rasmus: Improvisations
Borg, Rasmus:
Improvisations

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Seven improvisations for solo piano from Swedish composer and pianist Rasmus Borg, recording in Stockholm in a contemplative contemporary mode, as evidenced by titles like "Nocturne", "Waltz", "Toccata", &c, referencing established forms through instant compositions, a reflection of his statement that Borg likes "melody, harmony, going in circles, canons".

AAM (Forsen / Axelsson / Dimming): Mollymawk
AAM (Forsen / Axelsson / Dimming):
Mollymawk

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Three Swedish improvising musicians from different generations are heard in this set of five free jazz and non-idiomatic exchanges, recorded at the artist-run venue Fylkingen Stockholm in 2019, bringing together pianist Arne Forsen (Roscoe Mitchell, John Tchicai and Charles Tyler), drummer Andreas Axelsson (Lia Ullen) and bassist Mats Dimming (APUH!).

Pan (Kim / Benes / Haag / Alsadi / Saremi): I Had A Dream
Pan (Kim / Benes / Haag / Alsadi / Saremi):
I Had A Dream

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Perhaps referring to their "Pan"-global membership, with improvisers from Europe, Iran, Palestine and South Korea, and unusual instrumentation including the kanun and keneche, the Pan quintet recorded this album using unconventional composing methods and the integration of sound processing and extraneous interjections, a truly unique album of encompassing improvisation.

Tapscott, Horace / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra / Great Vocie of UGMAA: Live At Lacma, 1998 [VIN
Tapscott, Horace / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra / Great Vocie of UGMAA:
Live At Lacma, 1998 [VINYL]

(Dark Tree Records -- France )


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Formed in 1961 with the goal of preserving, developing and performing African-American music, pianist Horace Tapscott is heard in this well-recorded concert from 1998, his last public performance, at LACMA in Los Angeles with a 20 piece orchestra including sax, trombone, a 12 member chorus, three bassists, and 3 percussionists; a significant addition to Tapscott's catalog.

Tapscott, Horace / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra: Ancestral Echoes: The Covina Sessions, 1976
Tapscott, Horace / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra:
Ancestral Echoes: The Covina Sessions, 1976

(Dark Tree Records -- France )


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A well-recorded studio session from 1976 of pianist, composer and community educator Horace Tapscott with his Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a large and ecstatic ensemble with superb soloing; previously unissued, this is a major addition to Tapscott's catalog, and includes a 12 page color booklet with detailed information about the band, personnel and the recording.

Ayler, Albert: Spirits Rejoice & Bells Revisited
Ayler, Albert:
Spirits Rejoice & Bells Revisited

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


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Revisiting two of the most essential and influential albums of saxophonist Albert Ayler's discography, both recorded in 1965 — Spirits Rejoice in a sextet and Bells in a quintet — both drawing from some of NY's finest players including Charles Tyler, Henry Grimes, Gary Peacock, Sunny Murray, Donald Ayler and Lewis Worrell, properly remastered to showcase Ayler's stunning conceptions in free jazz.

Jooklo Trio (Genta / Vanzan / Lopez): It Is What It Is
Jooklo Trio (Genta / Vanzan / Lopez):
It Is What It Is

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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A raucous blast of free jazz, electrifyingly extending the Italian improv unit Jooklo Duo of drummer/percussionist David Vanzan and saxophonist Virginia Genta, here on amplified tenor & sopranino saxophones, with New York improviser Brandon Lopez on electric bass, burning six hair-raising pieces of aggressive free improv of exemplary relentlessness.

OM (Urs Leimgruber / Christy Doran / Bobby Burri / Fredy Studer) : It's About Time
OM (Urs Leimgruber / Christy Doran / Bobby Burri / Fredy Studer) :
It's About Time

(Intakt -- USA )


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Extremely active from 1972-82, then reformed in 2008, and now entering a new phase of their improvisational journey, the OM quartet of Urs Leimgruber on saxophones, Christy Doran on electric guitar, Bobby Burri on double bass, and Fredy Studer on drums & percussion extend their transformative approach to free improv through what they refer to as "ElectroAcoustiCore".

Courvoisier, Sylvie Trio (Courvoisier / Gress / Wollesen): Free Hoops
Courvoisier, Sylvie Trio (Courvoisier / Gress / Wollesen):
Free Hoops

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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With tracks dedicated to friends, family and musicians including Claude Thornhill & John Zorn, the 3rd album from The Sylvie Courvoisier trio with Drew Gress on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums & "Wollesonics", is an exuberantly sophisticated album of slyly complex jazz compositions that both happily swing and leave room for creative exploration; extraordinary!

Schlippenbach, Alexander von : Piano Solo: Slow Pieces for Aki
Schlippenbach, Alexander von :
Piano Solo: Slow Pieces for Aki

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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A graceful and beautiful set of 21 improvisations composed by German pianist and European Free Improv legend Alexander von Schlippenbach for Japanese pianist and von Schlippenbach's spouse Aki Takase, emphasizing a lyrical and passionate deceleration of his profound technical skills to ring lyrically and even romantically as he expresses Takase's musical portrait.

Lewis, James Brandon Quartet (w/ Taylor / Ortiz / Jones): Molecular
Lewis, James Brandon Quartet (w/ Taylor / Ortiz / Jones):
Molecular

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Inspired by molecular biology, saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis developed a unique system of composing, creating a surprising and beautiful music for the debut of his new quartet with drummer Chad Taylor, pianist Aruán Ortiz, and bassist Brad Jones, bringing lyricism and joyful playing to his sophisticated approach to the jazz tradition.

Berne's, Tim Snakeoil: The Deceptive 4 Live [2 CDs]
Berne's, Tim Snakeoil:
The Deceptive 4 Live [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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The long-established Snakeoil quartet led by New York saxophonist Tim Berne, with Matt Mitchell on piano, Oscar Noriega on bass and B-flat clarinet, and Ches Smith on drums & percussion, are heard live in three settings over two CDs — at Firehouse 12 in 2017; at IBEAM in New York in 2010; and at Roulette in NY in 2009 — showing the band's evolution of expressive power.

Blum, John / Jackson Krall: Duplexity
Blum, John / Jackson Krall:
Duplexity

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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A dynamic and red-hot album of free improvisation from two New York legends--pianist John Blum and drummer/percussionist Jackson Krall--both in jaw-dropping form as they present two extended improvisations, "Blood and Bone" and "Wind and Wing", appropriate for the energy and intense and seemingly physically-defying technical skill each brings to their playing.

Weinberg, Sam / Henry Fraser / Weasel Walter : Grist
Weinberg, Sam / Henry Fraser / Weasel Walter :
Grist

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )


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Hard-edged NY improvisation from the performing trio of Sam Weinberg on sax, Henry Fraser on bass and Weasel Walter on drums, who since 2017 have developed a group sound of powerful and fiercely determined free jazz roots using interesting instrumental technique, often muscular and urgent but also with periods of constrained interplay and dialog; an extremely well balanced band.

Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter : ST
Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter :
ST

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )


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Four unorthodox improvisations that evade idiomatic playing through "wantonly abstract" and unusual approaches to their instruments, keeping their listeners guessing where their playing might take them, from frequent collaborators Sandy Ewen on guitar, Damon Smith on bass, and Weasel Walter on drums & percussion, recording in the studio in Brooklyn, 2019.

Calvi, Juan / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues: Los Ejes De Mi Carreta
Calvi, Juan / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues:
Los Ejes De Mi Carreta

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A studio recording bring three Portuguese string players--Maria do Mar on violin, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, and Guilherme Rodrigues on cello--together with bass & soprano clarinetist Juan Calvi, for 9 succinct intertwining of energetic interplay, often chamber-oriented but all examples of masterful free improvisation exploring a diverse set of creative approaches.

Takahashi, Marie / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Helena Espvall / Joao Valinho: Queen Triot
Takahashi, Marie / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Helena Espvall / Joao Valinho:
Queen Triot

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A remarkable album of masterful and wide-ranging string interaction from improviser and Creative Sources label leader Ernesto Rodrigues (viola) with active contemporary Portuguese performers Maria do Mar (violin), Helena Espvall (cello) and Berlin-based violinist of Japanese origin Marie Takahashi, accompanied by Joao Valinho on percussion & piano.

Brennan, Patrick / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Hernani Faustino / Abdul Moimeme
Brennan, Patrick / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Hernani Faustino / Abdul Moimeme:
The Sudden Bird Of Waiting

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A studio recording from the electroacoustic sextet of saxophonist & cornetist Patrick Brennan, Red Trio bassist Hernani Faustino, and Creative Sources collaborators Maria do Mar on violin, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Abdul Moimeme on electric guitars & objects, in a spirited set of concise and open-minded free improvisations.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos: Sur Nos Pas Dans La Clarte Du
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos:
Sur Nos Pas Dans La Clarte Du Jour

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A live performances at CreativeFest 2018 in Lisbon from the electroacoustic quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Fred Marty on double bass, and Carlos Santos on electronics, the title translating to "On our footsteps in the light of day" as the improvisers merge strings and electronics through spirited and radiant playing.

Wooley, Nate: Seven Storey Mountain VI
Wooley, Nate:
Seven Storey Mountain VI

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


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Composer & trumpeter Nate Wooley presents the 6th composition of his SSM series exploring music's ability to bring catharsis and ecstatic release to the performers and listeners, in a large ensemble of 11 musicians and voice, in a stunningly sophisticated large work of modern orchestration through acoustic and electronic/amplified instruments; a masterwork.

Moore / Prevost / Yarde: Nous
Moore / Prevost / Yarde:
Nous

(Matchless -- UK )


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A concert by drummer Eddie Prˇvost, electric guitarist N.O. Moore, and saxophonist Jason Yarde on alto & soprano recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club, in London, Moore deploying effects and Yarde using electronics to create subtexts of sounds, especially on the extended 25 minute "Impossible Meaning" where unusual structures meld with the acoustic free playing.

Brown, Don / Dan Reynolds: D=D [HARDCOVER BOOK w/ CD]
Brown, Don / Dan Reynolds:
D=D [HARDCOVER BOOK w/ CD]

(Sacred Realism -- Germany )


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The culmination of 15 years of work is this ambitious installment of Bryan Eubanks with Joe Foster, Dan Brown, and Dan Reynolds' sound project, in a CD of diverse compositions merging concrete, acousmatic sources and field recordings, with an accompanying 391 page book of letters, notes, aphorisms, scores, images, and commentary from the artists & contributors.

Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl: Artlessly Falling
Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl:
Artlessly Falling

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )


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The 2nd Code Girl release from guitarist Mary Halvorson presents an embraceable and ambitious set of songs from 8 poetic forms for which Halvorson composed words & music, 3 of which are sung by Robert Wyatt, the others by Amirtha Kidambi, in a band with Thumbscrew members Michael Formanek (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), plus Maria Grand (sax) and Adam O'Farrill (trumpet).

Bernstein, Sarah: Exolinger
Bernstein, Sarah:
Exolinger

(577 Records -- USA )


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Recorded in the studio as an urgent response to the latent unease in the time of pandemic and political dissent, NY poet, violinist, composer and improviser Sarah Bernstein uses washes of distorted violin, ecstatic vocalizations, and poetic spoken word, an expression of immediacy and tension between extremes, a personal and articulate set of observational expressions.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepathic Myste
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepathic Mysteries Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )


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Referring to an improvisational style only possible after many years of collaboration, which they refer to as a "ghostly, boundary-pushing music between friends", this is the 4th sublime album from the quintet of Daniel Carter on reeds & trumpet, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano & keys, Hilliard Greene on bass, and Federico Ughi on drums.

Davis, Emily / Christopher Riggs / George Romaine: Extinction Burst
Davis, Emily / Christopher Riggs / George Romaine:
Extinction Burst

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Chicago-based guitarist Christopher Rigg, founder of the Holy Cheever Church Records, developed this set of pieces called "extinction bursts", performed with Emily David on drums and George Romaine on piano, a work he refers to as "maximalist harsh free jazz wall", using a lurching and squealing guitar figure over which David and Romaine overlay slow progressions.

Diceros: Symbolic Boundary
Diceros:
Symbolic Boundary

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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An electroacoustic octet drawn from the collaborative community surrounding Creative Sources, captured live during the Small Format Materials Festival at Galeria Monumental, in Lisbon in 2019, a subtle and substantial work of intimate tension and quietly detailed interaction, seemingly minimalistic yet dynamically a narrative evolution of sublime patience.

Eichler, Hendrick: Dimensions
Eichler, Hendrick:
Dimensions

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Active in the modern creative music scene around Germany and The Netherlands, drummer/percussionist Hendrik Eichler explores a variety of "Dimensions" and "Transcendence" in solo percussive playing, using traditional and extended techniques, from highly active to deeply introspective moods, assisted at time through digital technology.

Flinn, Stephen: Red Bell
Flinn, Stephen:
Red Bell

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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An immersive album of solo percussion, slowly sculpted through bowed cymbals, tension across drum heads, resonance and extraneous percussive elements, from New York-based experimental percussionist, composer & improviser, each piece unfolding a meditative yet substantial story built of powerful elements, creating mysterious and often daunting soundscapes.

Greenlief, Phillip : Barbedwire: 37 Graphic Scores For Trio Volume One
Greenlief, Phillip :
Barbedwire: 37 Graphic Scores For Trio Volume One

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Four trios perform selections from composer and reedist Phillip Greenlief's BARBEDWIRE - 37 Graphic Scores For Trio, featuring John Bischoff, Kyle Bruckmann, Mark Clifford, Evelyn Davis, Tim Decillis, Gabby Fluke Mogul, Jane Rigler, and Tim Perkis, each composition a unique sonic sculpture, creating a diverse set of unique recordings realized by consummate performers.

Krennerich / Schubert / Osswald / Fischer: Degrees Above
Krennerich / Schubert / Osswald / Fischer:
Degrees Above

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Four German saxophonists are heard in three sophisticated and extremely creative chamber-oriented improvisations recorded at Kulturzentrum Hufeisen: Andreas Krennerich on soprano, sopranino & baritone saxophones; Frank Paul Schubert on alto & soprano saxophones; Hartmut Osswald on tenor sax & bass clarinet; and Nils Fischer on baritone sax & contrabass clarinet.

Leap Of Faith: The Observed Present
Leap Of Faith:
The Observed Present

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The debut of this reconfigured Boston-area trio drawn from the Leap of Faith lineup, starting with the core duo of PEK on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, with guest Eric Woods on synth and percussion, the trio using heavy percussion and electronics gear in a unique journey of extended freeform improvisation.

Leap Of Faith: True Representations of Reality
Leap Of Faith:
True Representations of Reality

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The core duet of the Leap of Faith Orchestra (LOFO) comprised of PEK on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice is joined by pianist Eric Zinman performing inside and out of the piano, and also on synthesizer, drums & percussion, for three improvisations recorded live in the studio in Cambridge, MA in 2020.

Miller / Mettler / Foisy: Grind Halts [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Miller / Mettler / Foisy:
Grind Halts [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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Despite using traditional instrumentation, the Montreal trio of pianist Lisa Cay Miller, guitarist Vicky Mettler, and bassist Raphael Foisy-Couture avoid sounding anything but traditional, through preparations and a mischievous attitude transforming their instruments and applying them to a highly interactive and darkly optimistic set of very unique dialogs.

 

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