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  October 2020
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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.

Namtchylak, Sainkho / Ned Rothenberg / Dieb13: Antiphonen Namtchylak, Sainkho / Ned Rothenberg / Dieb13:
Antiphonen

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )

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The first meeting for the trio of Tuvan free improvising vocalist & throat singer Sainkho Namtchylak, saxophonist Ned Rothenberg and turntablist Dieb13, captured in performance at Music Unlimited 33, at Alter Schlachthof Wels, Austria in 2019 for 2 improvisations — the 40 minute "Shave and a Haircut" and the 11 minute "Two Bits" — in incredibly creative and formidable music.

Minton, Phil / Dieb13: With, Without Minton, Phil / Dieb13:
With, Without

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )

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Combining concerts from a number of festivals and venues between 2009 & 2017, this album presents the best of the collaboration between London free improvising vocalist Phil Minton and Austrian turntablist and experimenter Dieb13, each of them masterfully unleashed in overwhelmingly creative, outlandish, sometimes frightening/sometimes uproarious, truly unique music.

Shipp Trio, Matthew: The Unidentifiable Shipp Trio, Matthew:
The Unidentifiable

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

Price: $14.45

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Using the traditional piano-bass-drums lineup, NY pianist Matthew Shipp's trio with Michael Bisio on bass and Newman Taylor Baker on drums balance their work between beautiful lyrical interplay of melodic counterpoint and rhythmic undertow and exploratory work accentuating unique eccentricities from all three players, a great next motion from this authoritative trio.

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 )

Price: $11.95

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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 )

Price: $8.40

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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.

Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin Trio featuring Kash Killion: LifeLine Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin Trio featuring Kash Killion:
LifeLine

(Charles Lester Music -- USA )

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An intense and flexible exploration in free jazz from the West Coast trio of pianist Joel Futterman, saxophonist and bass clarinetist Ike Levin and cellist Kash Killion, Futterman also performing on curved soprano saxophone & wooden Indian flute, and Killion on African Wooden whistle, adding world elements to an intellectually energetic album worthy of Dolphy, Rivers, &c.

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.

Pitsiokos, Chris / Javier Areal Velez / Kevin Murray: First Blush Pitsiokos, Chris / Javier Areal Velez / Kevin Murray:
First Blush

(1039 Records -- USA )

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Intended originally as a solo performance related to NY saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos' Relative Pitch release Speak In Tongues, Pitsiokos decided instead to expand the gig to a trio with assertive and demanding players Kevin Murray on drums & objects, and Argentinian guitarist Javier Areal VŽlez, recording this savagely fun EP in the process.

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.

Sub-Unit No. 1: Main Sequence <i>[Used Item]</i> Sub-Unit No. 1:
Main Sequence [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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A new sub-unit of the Leap of Faith Orchestra showcases the work of David Peck (PEK) on clarinets, saxophones, and a wide array of percussive devices, in a duo with new drummer Michael Knoblach, also on an assortment of percussive devices including antique sheep shears, African circumcision rattles, dan mo, &c, for 5 unique improvisations recorded in the studio.

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.

Bishop, Jeb Centrifugal Trio: [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Bishop, Jeb Centrifugal Trio:
[CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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A live recording from zentri-fuge in Berlin, led by trombonist Jeb Bishop, with Milan bassist Antonio Borghini (Mike Patton's Mondo Cane) and German drummer Michael Griener (Carl-Ludwig Hübsch' Primordial Soup), in a collective set of free and energetic improvisations, five pieces that "Jounce", "Jitter", "Plumb" and "Dither" through an exciting and expressive concert.

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 )

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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.

Slapp Happy: Acnalbasac Noom [VINYL RSD] Slapp Happy:
Acnalbasac Noom [VINYL RSD]

(Our Swimmer -- Germany )

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Acnalbasac Noom was Slapp Happy's second LP, recorded in 1973, and engineered by Kurt Grauner in Faust's legendary Wumme Studio using Faust as the Slapphappy house band; it was originally rejected by Virgin Records, who made the group re-record the album with different musicians as Casablanca Moon, though through time Acnalbasac is still the definitive and preferred edition.

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.

Greve, Charlotte / Vinnie Sperrazza / Chris Tordini: The Choir Invisible Greve, Charlotte / Vinnie Sperrazza / Chris Tordini:
The Choir Invisible

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The first recording for the New York-based trio formed in 2017 by Germany/NY saxophonist Charlotte Greve, Brooklyn-based bassist Chris Trodini and drummer Vinnie Sperazza, all three composing for the band as they integrate composed structures and improvised sections with an ear towards lyrical interplay, create a diverse and optimistic first outing of buoyant jazz.

Irniger, Christoph Trio (w / Raffaele Bossard / Ziv Ravitz): Open City Irniger, Christoph Trio (w / Raffaele Bossard / Ziv Ravitz):
Open City

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Swiss saxophonist & composerChristoph Irniger extends his long-running trio of bassist Raffaele Bossard and drummer Ziv Ravitz with Brooklyn alto saxophonist Loren Stillmand and German trombonist Nils Wogram, combining arrangement and improvisation in the jazz tradition, performed with inventive clarity and a strong regard for melody, making this an upbeat and creative album of modern jazz.

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.

Johnson, Hermione : Tremble Johnson, Hermione :
Tremble

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Using an imaginative set of piano preparations, Auckland, New Zealand pianist Hermione Johnson draws unusual timbral and tonal qualities from the prepared piano, deftly improvising with dexterous technical skills to create unusual rhythmic and timbral environments, each a marvelous, miniature universe of unexpected voicings, evoking gongs, guitars, kotos, &c.

Neuringer, Keir / Shayna Dulberger / Julius Masri: Dromedaries II Neuringer, Keir / Shayna Dulberger / Julius Masri:
Dromedaries II

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Hard-edged free long form improvisation from the 2nd album from the Dromedaries trio of Keir Neuringer on saxophone, Shayna Dulberger on bass, and Julius Masri on drums, performing at Seizures Palace, in Brooklyn, using unusual rhythmic structures over which the trio's instrumental physicality ranges from savage playing to impressive flights of virtuosity.

Lubelski, Samara : Partial Infinite Sequence Lubelski, Samara :
Partial Infinite Sequence

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Performing solo on violin with surrounding effects that emphasize the dramatic tension in her extended sequences, Samara Lubelski presents two substantial journeys into the infinite, swirling in delays and reverb as her bow transitions from rapid up and down to long drawing and sustaining, pulling a variety of sounds that elate her listeners in spirals and eddies.

Ulher, Birgit / Franz Hautzinger: Kleine Trompetenmusik Ulher, Birgit / Franz Hautzinger:
Kleine Trompetenmusik

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Translating to "Little Trumpet Music", the duo of trumpeters Birgit Uhler and Franz Hautzinger, Uhler also performing on radio & objects, use extreme techniques and approaches to their improvisations, focusing on extraneous sounds from their instruments in enigmatic and captivating ways, expansively defining reductionism in masterfully idiosyncratic ways.

Schubert / Schlippenbach / Blume: Forge Schubert / Schlippenbach / Blume:
Forge

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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"Merge" aptly describes the nearly telepathic interplay between these three European Free Improv masters -- Alexander von Schlippenbach on piano, Frank Paul Schubert on alto & soprano saxophones, and Martin Blume on drums -- recorded live in 2019 at Ruhr Jazz Fest, in Bochum, Germany, for an expansive 47 minute improvisation and a brief "Forgin the Work" conclusion.

I.P.Y. (Ikue Mori / Phew / YoshimiO): IPY I.P.Y. (Ikue Mori / Phew / YoshimiO):
IPY

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Bringing together three Japanese avant experimenters and improvisers — Ikue Mori (DNA, Downtown NY mainstay), YoshimiO (Boredoms, Saicobab and OOIOO) and Phew (Aunt Sally) — for a live performance at U.F.O. Club, in Tokyo in 2019, blurring the edges of experimentation, improvisation, and rock, an exciting and powerful first meeting for this trio.

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.

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:
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(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:
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(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.

Kordik / Lucas / Prevost: High Laver Reflections Kordik / Lucas / Prevost:
High Laver Reflections

(Matchless / Earshot -- UK )

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The Earshots duo of Daniel Kordik on modular synthesizer and Edward Lucas on trombone reprise their meeting a year earlier with free improvising percussionist and AMM legend Eddie Prévost, drawn by the natural resonance of the All Saints Church in Essex, England, recording these electroacoustic improvisations of astonishing sonic properties and astounding technique.

Prevost, Eddie Band (w/ Hawkins / Gold / Mattos): Bean Soup and Bouquets Prevost, Eddie Band (w/ Hawkins / Gold / Mattos):
Bean Soup and Bouquets

(Matchless -- UK )

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Their 1st album released in 1977 on Spotlite Records label, the free jazz quartet led by PrŽvost on drums, Geoff Hawkins on tenor saxophone, Gerry Gold on trumpet & flugelhorn, and Marcio Mattos on double bass, released two live albums on the Matchless label before disbanding; this live album from Cata OTO in London in 2020 reunites the band for a solid concert 42 years after.