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  May 2021
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Feichtmair, Tanja / Damon Smith / Gino Robair: The Shrilling of Frogs Feichtmair, Tanja / Damon Smith / Gino Robair:
The Shrilling of Frogs

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Discovered in a box of recordings in BPA's possession, this recording from 2003 restores a stimulating freely improvised studio encounter between then-West Coast frequent collaborators, double bassist Damon Smith and percussionist Gino Robair, in a trio with Austrian alto saxophonist & bass clarinetist Tanja Feichtmair, mastered to pristine quality by Weasel Walter.

Ball, Hugo (Jaap Blonk / Bart van der Putten / Pieter Meurs / Damon Smith): Six sound Poems 1989 & 2 Ball, Hugo (Jaap Blonk / Bart van der Putten / Pieter Meurs / Damon Smith):
Six sound Poems 1989 & 2013 [2 CDs]

(Balance Point Acoustics / kontrans -- USA )

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Dedicated to Dada legend Hugo Ball, founder of the Cabaret Voltaire, through modern interpretations of six sound poems written by Ball in 1916, performed at BIMHUIS in 1989 by the trio of Jaap Blonk (voice), Bart van der Putten (saxophone) and Pieter Meurs (double bass); and in 2013 at radio station KUHF by the duo of Jaap Blonk and Damon Smith on double bass.

Perelman, Ivo / Nate Wooley: Polarity Perelman, Ivo / Nate Wooley:
Polarity

(Burning Ambulance Music -- USA )

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Tight interaction in an incredible weaving of creative ideas and technical prowess from the duo of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and trumpeter Nate Wooley, the two New York-based improvisers recording in the studio in Brooklyn in 2020 for ten dialogs, a perfect distillation of their work together after four CDs in larger group efforts; captivating.

Senyawa (Rully Shabara / Wukir Suryadi): Alkisah Senyawa (Rully Shabara / Wukir Suryadi):
Alkisah

(Burning Ambulance Music -- USA )

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Since 2010 the Indonesian duo Senyawa of vocalist Rully Shabara and instrumentalist Wukir Suryadi have merged traditional Indonesian music with experimental approaches, heard here in their seventh album, released through a cooperative arrangement with more than 30 labels across the globe, in an attempt to decentralize the hierarchical structures of the music industry.

Baysse, Jeremy: In C Baysse, Jeremy:
In C

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording in live conditions and multitrack, French guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Baysse performs a version of Terry Riley's classical minimalist composition "In C" using electric guitar, acoustic guitar, twelve string guitar, effects, banjo, bass, glockenspiel, maracas, cymbal, mandolin, synthesizer, percussion, and drum machine.

Bonaldo, Lucio: Concrete Union Bonaldo, Lucio:
Concrete Union

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Using percussion, cymbals, various objects, computer and sound sculptures made by Bruno Girardi, Italian percussionist Lucio Bonaldo, known for the group L'imbroglio, presents a set of recordings performed live and direct, captured between 2018 & 2019, including a Sonorization of a literary passage taken from "Traviso" by Alberto Cellotto, and "Altken", an overdubbed work.

Horenstein, Stephen / Eyal Netzer: Speaking Through The Walls Horenstein, Stephen / Eyal Netzer:
Speaking Through The Walls

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two Israeli tenor saxophonists of different generations--Stephen Horenstein, who is associated with Bill Dixon and the Kadima label, and Eyal Netzer of Lab Orchestra and works with Albert Beger--in an intimate dialog of passionate playing merging jazz forms and experimental approaches to improvisation, both taking up drums, Horenstein also performing on soprano sax.

IKB: Limosa Limosa IKB:
Limosa Limosa

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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IKB, a ten-piece reductionist electroacoustic ensemble of strings, reeds, guitar, computer, percussion, piano, drums & objects, continues their exploration of exotic animal species with this 2020 live performance at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon, Portugal, detailing the long-billed shore bird Limosa through intricate, restrained and remarkable expression.

Isotope Ensemble: Helium Isotope Ensemble:
Helium

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With an ensemble of adept improvisers including Luis Vicente on trumpet, Nuno Torres, Jose Lencastre and Bruno Parrinha on reeds, Luis Lopes on guitar, &c, Creative Sources leader and violist Ernesto Rodrigues' Isotope Ensemble examines the element "Helium" in a monumental 44-minute electroacoustic improvisation recorded live at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon.

Papenheim, Torsten: Hellerau Papenheim, Torsten:
Hellerau

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A percussive "Natchtprogramm" and a tonal "Syntax" from composer Torsten Papenheim, recorded in the studio in Cologne and Berlin, the former performed with trombonist Matthias Much, double bassist Achim Tang and pianist Philip Zoubek; the latter with Johannest Trondle (violincello) & Axel Haller (electric bass), then with Elena Kakaliagou (french horn) & Evi Filippou (percussion).

Perepelycia, Alexis: Esos Fantasmas Perepelycia, Alexis:
Esos Fantasmas

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Argentinian sound artist Alexis Perepelycia explores his influences in an extended sonic work, drawing on his roots in the sounds of garage, punk, metal, industrial music into his work in academia, using abstract references of assertive and acousmatic sound with powerful electronic emphasis as he seeks his ghosts amidst references like Russolo, Stockhausen, &c.

Fujii, Satoko Tokyo Trio: Moon on the Lake Fujii, Satoko Tokyo Trio:
Moon on the Lake

(Libra -- Japan )

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Pianist Satoko Fujii introduces a new trio with two younger and very active musicians on the Japanese jazz scene--bassist Takashi Sugawa and drummer Ittetsu Takemura--recording in 2020 at Pit Inn in Tokyo for their 3rd live date together, performing five lyrical Fujii original compositions, including "Aspirations" from her album with Leo Smith & Ikue Mori.

Braxton, Anthony: 12 Duets (DCWM) 2012 [12 CD Box Set] Braxton, Anthony:
12 Duets (DCWM) 2012 [12 CD Box Set]

(New Braxton House -- USA )

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Newly Distributed in 2021: A 12-CD set presenting Braxton in dialogue with three distinctive duet partners: violinist Erica Dicker, vocalist Kyoko Kitamura and bassoonist Katherine Young, recorded in the summer of 2012 over two sessions with each player, a remarkable and expansive set of innovative and creative improvisation.

Olsen, Lance Austin / Barry Chabala: A field of wildflowers for our lost souls Olsen, Lance Austin / Barry Chabala:
A field of wildflowers for our lost souls

(Roeba -- USA )

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Three connected journeys in drifting tones, unidentifiable and sometimes aberrant intersections and melodically abstract guitar work, composed by guitarist Lance Austin Olsen and performed with guitarist Barry Chabala, using layers of sound like an audio version of a colour field painting, emulating a field of seeds waiting for changing conditions to allow them to emerge.

Futterman, Joel: Perception Futterman, Joel:
Perception

(Creation Music -- USA )

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A three part solo improvisation from pianist and composer Joel Futterman, also performing on Indian flute and curved soprano saxophone, each track a complete unedited first take with no overdubs, presented in the order performed, the first part a nearly 53 minute epic of powerful and consequential playing, from vigorous technical runs to beautifully languid moments; stunning.

Lovano, Joe & Dave Douglas Sound Prints: Other Worlds Lovano, Joe & Dave Douglas Sound Prints:
Other Worlds

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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Referencing Wayne Shorter ("Footprints") and the lyrically free playing of Shorter's 60s influences, this 3rd album led by tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas, with the powerful support of pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Joey Baron, was recorded following a week at New York's Village Vanguard in January 2020.

Ali, Sean: A Blink in the Sun Ali, Sean:
A Blink in the Sun

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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NY double bassist Sean Ali presents an engrossing journey in seven pieces that depict an inner journey through tone, technique and words, using the double bass to create deep sonic environments through interactively playing and layering, using extended approaches that support and contrast his narration; a compelling and descriptive observation on the nature of self.

Costa, Carlo : Silos Costa, Carlo :
Silos

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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While on vacation in Rome in 2018, NY percussionist Carlo Costa took his portable recorder inside a grain silo in the countryside north of the city, eschewing traditional percussion for found bricks, pipes, rocks and branches found nearby, recording in the resonance of the silo with the sounds of cicadas and other ambiance permeating the silo as he unfolds this engrossing, thoughtfully paced improvisation.

Moffett, Joe: Stress Positions Moffett, Joe:
Stress Positions

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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The title referencing police tactics used to subdue a suspect, the 2nd solo album from NY trumpeter Joe Moffett finds the imporoviser approaching the instrument with atypical technique and a sense of sonic power in five engrossing works of technical prowess and creative imagination, producing "mangled, oscillating, chittering noises, a collision of muscle, bone, and metal".

Harnik, Elisabeth / Michael Zerang: Dream Disobedience Harnik, Elisabeth / Michael Zerang:
Dream Disobedience

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The extended and absorbing live performance between Austrian pianist Elisabeth Harnik and Chicago drummer Michael Zerang at Španski Borci,in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2019 begins in restful interaction, Harnik often inside the piano and Zerang scraping and coaxing sound, building to a disruptive dream of intense interaction that ends in a turbulent awakening.

Perelman, Ivo / Gordon Grdina / Hamin Honari Trio: The Purity Of Desire Perelman, Ivo / Gordon Grdina / Hamin Honari Trio:
The Purity Of Desire

(Not Two -- Poland )

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An exotic album of tradition-spanning improvisation from the trio of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perleman, oud player Gordon Grdina and percussionist Hamin Honari on tombak and daf, avoiding any cliches of "world fusion" as the effusive Middle Eastern rhythmic devices propel Perelman and Grdina into joyful flights of ecstatic playing that bridge the East and West.

Uesaka, Yuma / Marilyn Crispell: Streams Uesaka, Yuma / Marilyn Crispell:
Streams

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A beautiful and authoritative set of duo performances by London-born, Japanese-raised and now residing in NYC, saxophonist & clarinetist Yuma Uesaka, and pianist Marilyn Crispell, performing a program of Uesaka compositions, each based around a poem by Rushi Vyas, realized in confident dialogs of powerful yet sensitive expression; a satisfying and lyrical collection.

Shyu, Jen & Jade Tongue: Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses Shyu, Jen & Jade Tongue:
Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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An articulate and important collection of songs devoted to the marginalized voices of women around the world from NY vocalist Jen Shyu, performed in a masterful quintet with Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Mat Maneri on viola, Thomas Morgan on bass, Dan Weiss on drums, Shyu singing and performing on percussion, piano, Taiwanese moon lute, and Japanese biwa.

Squid: Bright Green Field Squid:
Bright Green Field

(Warp Records -- UK )

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Blurring the boundaries of popular rock, composed and electro/experimental/ea forms, with hints of The Ex, Gang of Four, Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem and their own happily quirky sound, Squid was formed in Brigton by Ollie Judge (Drums & Lead Vocals), Louis Borlase (Guitars), Arthur Leadbetter (Keys, Strings & Percussion), Laurie Nankivell (Bass & Brass) and Anton Pearson (Guitars).

Sarian, Michael / Matthew Putman: A Lifeboat (Part I) [VINYL] Sarian, Michael / Matthew Putman:
A Lifeboat (Part I) [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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The first of two planned volumes of studio improvisations between Brooklyn trumpeter & flugelhorn player Michael Sarian and keyboardist Matthew Putman, recorded in Sarin's home studio during the 2020 pandemic, allowing freedom in exploration as they sought out cadences, rhythms and melodies, this 1st volume presenting the finest of their investigations.

Dunmall, Paul / Mark Sanders: Unity Dunmall, Paul / Mark Sanders:
Unity

(577 Records -- USA )

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Despite countless collaborations in a variety of settings, UK saxophonist Paul Dunmall and drummer/percussionist Mark Sanders have never recorded one of the most straight-forward of pairings — the saxophone and drum duo — correcting their omission with his superb album of exploratory and exuberant dialogs, five tracks showing the skill and kinship between the two.

Jones, Ed / Emil Karlsen: From Where Light Falls Jones, Ed / Emil Karlsen:
From Where Light Falls

(FMR -- UK )

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Trilla, Vasco / Liba Villaecchia: Asebeia Trilla, Vasco / Liba Villaecchia:
Asebeia

(FMR -- UK )

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Asebeia (ἀσέβεια) was a criminal charge in ancient Greece for the "desecration and mockery of divine objects", for "irreverence towards the state gods" and disrespect towards parents and dead ancestors; here it is also the informed and diverse, freely improvised duo of Spanish improvisers, saxophonist Liba Villavecchia and drummer/percussionist Vasco Trilla.

Jorgensmann / Del / Ramond / Kugel: At the Fields Edge Jorgensmann / Del / Ramond / Kugel:
At the Fields Edge

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Taking its album title and the titles for three compositions from poems by Laura Winter, the German jazz quartet led by clarinetist Theo Jörgensmann with Christopher Dell on vibes, Christian Ramond on double bass and Klaus Kugel on drums present an advanced example of modern creative, chamber-oriented collective free jazz with a stunning level of communication.

Leandre, Joelle: Beauty / Resistance [3 CD BOX] Leandre, Joelle:
Beauty / Resistance [3 CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Live concert recordings at Alchemia club in Krakow captured during the Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival 2019 while double bassist Joëlle Léandre held residence, 3 CDs presenting first a quartet with Zlatko Kaucic on drums & percussion, Mateusz Rybicki on clarinets and Zbigniew Kozera on bass, then one disc in a duo with Zlatko Kaucic and another with guitarist Rafal Mazure.

Marcus, Michael: Stone Jump Marcus, Michael:
Stone Jump

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Michael Marcus composed these lyrical jazz works to create a message about "New York City realities", recorded in two studio sessions with Marcus on soprano & tenor sax, octavin, A clarinet & tarogato, along with Denton Darien on piano, John Austria on Fender Rhodes, Tyler Mitchell on bass, Warren Smith on drums & percussion, and Lawrence Feldman on alto flute.

Playfield (Carter, Muhr, Ishito, Plaks, Namenwirth, Takahashi, Swanson, Panikkar): Vol. 3 Playfield (Carter, Muhr, Ishito, Plaks, Namenwirth, Takahashi, Swanson, Panikkar):
Vol. 3

(Orbit577 -- Italy )

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The third of a 3-album trilogy, Playfield offers the musical equivalency of a walk through the diversity of New York in a loft-style extended improvisation from the octet of Daniel Carter on horns, reeds, Luisa Muhr on voice, Ayumi Ishito on saxophone, Eric Plaks on Nord piano, Aron Namenwirth and Yutaka Takahashi on guitar, Zach Swanson on bass, and Jon Panikkar on drums.

Fire! Orchestra / Krzysztof Penderecki: Actions Fire! Orchestra / Krzysztof Penderecki:
Actions

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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"Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra" was originally written by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki for the New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra, assembled by Don Cherry for the occasion and conducted by composer himself; this new extended reading and conduction of the score from 2018 was originated and directed by Mats Gustafsson, a powerful update and expansion of the original work.

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead Mollestad, Hedvig Trio:
Ding Dong. You're Dead

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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A scorching album of instrumental rock bridging avant, prog and jazz/rock forms, from the inspired and burning Norwegian band led by guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen and her trio with bassist Ellen Brekken and drummer Ivar Loe Bjornstad; reference John McLaughlin, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, or just focus on the powerhouse that is the Hedvig Mollestad Trio.

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead [VINYL] Mollestad, Hedvig Trio:
Ding Dong. You're Dead [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $28.95

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A scorching album of instrumental rock bridging avant, prog and jazz/rock forms, from the inspired and burning Norwegian band led by guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen and her trio with bassist Ellen Brekken and drummer Ivar Loe Bjornstad; reference John McLaughlin, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, or just focus on the powerhouse that is the Hedvig Mollestad Trio.

Motorpsycho: Kingdom of Oblivion Motorpsycho:
Kingdom of Oblivion

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The productive and excellent work of Norwegian rock band Motorpsycho, releasing an album a year for 30+ years, continues with this superb example of long form and diverse approaches to the rock medium, the core trio of Saether (bass, vocals, mellotron, &c), Hans Magnus Ryan (guitar, sax, vocals) and Tomas Jarmyr (drums) extended by Reine Fiske on guitar and Ola Kvernberg on percussion.

Motorpsycho: Kingdom of Oblivion [2 LPs CLEAR] Motorpsycho:
Kingdom of Oblivion [2 LPs CLEAR]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The productive and excellent work of Norwegian rock band Motorpsycho, releasing an album a year for 30+ years, continues with this superb example of long form and diverse approaches to the rock medium, the core trio of Saether (bass, vocals, mellotron, &c), Hans Magnus Ryan (guitar, sax, vocals) and Tomas Jarmyr (drums) extended by Reine Fiske on guitar and Ola Kvernberg on percussion.

Motorpsycho: Kingdom of Oblivion [2 LPs] Motorpsycho:
Kingdom of Oblivion [2 LPs]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The productive and excellent work of Norwegian rock band Motorpsycho, releasing an album a year for 30+ years, continues with this superb example of long form and diverse approaches to the rock medium, the core trio of Saether (bass, vocals, mellotron, &c), Hans Magnus Ryan (guitar, sax, vocals) and Tomas Jarmyr (drums) extended by Reine Fiske on guitar and Ola Kvernberg on percussion.

Bley, Paul Trio: Touching & Blood, Revisited Bley, Paul Trio:
Touching & Blood, Revisited

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

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Reissuing two essential and innovative piano trio albums: Paul Bley Trio's 1965 album Touching with Bley on piano, Kent Carter on double bass and Barry Altschul on drums, plus the title track from the 1967 Bley album In Haarlem - Blood with Altschul and Mark Levinson taking the double bass roll, performing compositions by Paul Bley, Carla Bley and Annette Peacock.

Circuit (Dunmall / Long / Wachsmann / Taylor): December Circuit (Dunmall / Long / Wachsmann / Taylor):
December

(FMR -- UK )

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Trevor Taylor's Circuit electroacoustic ensemble, here as a quartet with Paul Dunmall on saxophone, Ashley John Long on double bass, Philipp Wachsmann on violin & electronics, and Trevor Taylor on percussion & electronics, recording at Kingston University for the five-part work "DE" "CE" "EM" "BE" "R", intricate and introspective improv that builds and recedes through restrained squalls.

Dunmall, Paul: Awakening Expectations Dunmall, Paul:
Awakening Expectations

(FMR -- UK )

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Two unique and adventurous takes on collective free improvisation led by Paul Dunmall and recorded in the studio, using the group that appears on his first Paul Dunmall Presents series in January 2020: Dunmall on tenor sax, John O'Gallagher on alto sax, Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Elliott Sansom on piano, Chris Mapp on electric bass and Miles Levin on drums.

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman: I Am Village Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman:
I Am Village

(FMR -- UK )

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After 3 consecutive nights performing in trio & quartet formats at Balete at Kamias, in Quezon City, Philippines, the duo of drummer Sabu Toyozum and alto saxophonist Rick Countryman performed the final set as a duo, their many collaborations evident in the freedom and flexibility each provides to the other, delivering an exemplary example of a free jazz sax & drum duo.

Keune, Stefan / Paul Lytton / Hans Schneider / Erhard Hirt: XPACT II Keune, Stefan / Paul Lytton / Hans Schneider / Erhard Hirt:
XPACT II

(FMR -- UK )

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The XPACT quarter of late saxophonist Wolfgang Fuchs, percussionist/electronics artist Paul Lytton, bassist Hans Schneider and electric guitarist Erhard Hirt came together in the mid-80s from members of M.A.I. Orchestra and Übü Örchestrü, disbanding after 4 years and now reunited 34 years later as a quartet with Stefan Keuene replacing Fuchs, releasing this album of masterful free improv.

Mascolo, Carlo / Joao Maderia / Felice Furioso: Cinestesia Mascolo, Carlo / Joao Maderia / Felice Furioso:
Cinestesia

(FMR -- UK )

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After their first encounter at the M.I.A. Improvisation Festival in Atouguia de Balei, the trio of Carlo Mascolo on trombone, Joao Madeira on bass and Felice Furioso on percussion entered the Dwarte Studio in Lisbon to record these seven instant compositions, profound work from three players dedicated to finding unique expression and structure through free improvisation.

Banks / Canha / Porter / Taylor: Lost At Sea Banks / Canha / Porter / Taylor:
Lost At Sea

(FMR -- UK )

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Using as their inspiration the esthetic, soundscape and work of experimental Icelandic band Sigur Rós, the UK quartet of Dan Banks on piano, Jose Canha on bass, Trevor Taylor on drums and Robin Porter on saxophone present eight compositions written and arranged by pianist Banks, bringing the ethereal post-rock of Rós into the lyrical world of modern creative jazz.

Pellerin, Guy-Frank / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna : Water Reflections Pellerin, Guy-Frank / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna :
Water Reflections

(FMR -- UK )

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Three disparate improvisers--Guy-Frank Pellerin on soprano & tenor saxophones, Matthias Boss on violin & voice and Eugenio Sanna on amplified guitar plus small metallic layers, balloons & voice--present a non-idiomatic, fully improvised set of "sonorities, fragments, atmospheres seeming to constitute independent parts, but actually forming a unicum".

Pederneschi, Alberto: Microcosmo Pederneschi, Alberto:
Microcosmo

(FMR -- UK )

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Using prepared drums drums, objects, voice, and Kalimba, Italian drummer Alberto Pederneschi presents eight solo works recorded in the studio, an unhurried but authoritative set of pieces that merge composed and improvised sections, drawing and evoking a narrative sense in coherent arrangements and intimate story telling.

Schindler / Schimanski: Ging Lenz Den Zwanzigsten Durchs Gebirg Order Nicht Schindler / Schimanski:
Ging Lenz Den Zwanzigsten Durchs Gebirg Order Nicht

(FMR -- UK )

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Recorded at the 79th Salon fur Klang+Kunst, in Krailling, Munich, the pairing of multi-instrumentalist Udo Schindler performing on alto saxophone, brass & synthesizer and Patrick Schimanski performing on percussion, live electronics & voice was inspired by the novella fragment Lenz written by Georg Büchner in 1836 based on Jean Frédéric Oberlin's diary.

Funambulists, The (Tibor Takacs Faki / Laslo Lenkes / Goran Grubisic): The Funambulists Funambulists, The (Tibor Takacs Faki / Laslo Lenkes / Goran Grubisic):
The Funambulists

(FMR -- UK )

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An energetic trio of Serbian free improvisers from Tibor Takacs Faki on reeds, Laslo Lenkes on guitar and Goran Grubisic on drums, Tibor Takacs Faki and Goran Grubisic both part of the rock band Wooden Ambulance, that energy translating into their indefatigable approach to collective improvisation, just keeping a lid on their rambunctious interaction.

Tromans, Doctor Steve: The Way Tromans, Doctor Steve:
The Way

(FMR -- UK )

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A member of the Paul Dunmall Quintet and Ed Gauden's Crux, Birmingham UK pianist, composer and band leader Steve Tromans presents an album of original work, lyrical and introspective pieces improvised in the studio as a response to the duress of the global pandemic, motivated to record on a great piano in the great Sansom Studio based on recent life experiences.

Liquid Soul: Liquid Soul Vol. 1 Liquid Soul:
Liquid Soul Vol. 1

(Ark 21 Records -- USA )

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Mars William's Grammy-nominated eight piece collective performing a funky fusion of jazz, hip-hop, funk, free jazz and hard-bop, a band that had a Sunday night Chicago residency starting at the Elbo Room in 1994 and then moving to the Double Door through 2003; this album compiles archives from a wealth of recordings from those shows, along with unreleased studio recordings.

Alcorn, Susan / Leila Bordreuil / Ingrid Laubrock: Bird Meets Wire Alcorn, Susan / Leila Bordreuil / Ingrid Laubrock:
Bird Meets Wire

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An unusual grouping of improvisers--pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, cellist Leila Bordreuil, who's experimental approach to the instrument has her labeled as a "noise cellist", and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano--in a collective album of implicitly lyrical, embraceable yet experimentally investigative, unruffled free improvisation.

Cranes: Matthias Muller / Eve Risser / Christian Marien: Formation < Deviation Cranes: Matthias Muller / Eve Risser / Christian Marien:
Formation < Deviation

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Darkly powerful sonic interaction through transformative use of their instruments, the trio of trombonist Matthias Müller, drummer Christian Marien and pianist Eve Risser obscure their sources through non-traditional techniques, energetically and mysteriously evoking industrial mechanisms with riveting nuance and inventiveness, an exceptional achievement.

Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Con Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour):
Confluence

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Composed by pianist Magda Mayas for an octet of superb avant improvisers including Rhodri Davies, Zeena Parkins, Michael Thieke, Angharad Davies, &c. and performed live at the 2019 Music Unlimited 33, in Wels, Austria, this extended work uses a graphic score to interpret 12 photographs taken over an hour observing the merging waters of the Rhone and the Arve rivers.

Musson, Rachel: Dreamsing Musson, Rachel:
Dreamsing

(577 Records -- USA )

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The debut solo album of London tenor saxophonist Rachel Musson, the title a wordplay on the spoken word interactions that accompanying her unique voice on the sax -- gritty melodic lines trading off with unusual asides and techniques -- engaging the listener as she interjects words, phrases and utterance that serve as jumping off points to direct her improvisations.

Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela / Trinite): Alba Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela / Trinite):
Alba

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A live recording without an audience and the start of the Welcome To Silkeborg project between Lisbon improvisers Tiago Varela (Equinox Quartet, Isotope Ensemble) on melodicas & voice, and Monsieur Trinité (Equinox Quartet, IKB, Potlatch, Variable Geometry Orchestra) on percussive objects, their first encounter finding the two in a relaxed dialog of creative conversation.

Mitchell, Roscoe / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter: A Railroad Spike Forms The Voice Mitchell, Roscoe / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter:
A Railroad Spike Forms The Voice

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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The first meeting between Art Ensemble of Chicago saxophone legend Roscoe Mitchell and the long running improvisational trio of Sandy Ewen (guitar), Damon Smith (double bass) and Weasel Walter (drums), in an epic 72-minute recording captured live at Duende in Oakland, CA in 2014, an amazing display contrasting control & chaos, form and deconstruction; exemplary!

Smith, Wadada Leo / Bill Laswell / Milford Graves: Sacred Ceremonies [3 CDs] Smith, Wadada Leo / Bill Laswell / Milford Graves:
Sacred Ceremonies [3 CDs]

(Tum -- Finland )

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The 2nd of two 3-CD sets released as trumpeter Wadada Leo nears his 80th birthday, these albums were recorded in 2015 & 2016 in bassist Bill Laswell's studio, the first presenting the duo of Smith and late drummer Milford Graves, the second a duo with Laswell, those discs leading to the expansive and outstanding full trio of Smith, Laswell & Graves on the final disc.

Smith, Wadada Leo: Trumpet [3 CDs] Smith, Wadada Leo:
Trumpet [3 CDs]

(Tum -- Finland )

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Pure Wadada Leo Smith in a 3-CD box set of solo recordings from 2016 captured at and using the natural resonance of the St. Mary's Church in the town of Pohja, on the Southern Coast of Finland, presenting fourteen new compositions, including four extended multi-part works, as Smith demonstrates his incredible authority, investigative spirit and spiritual approach to the horn.

Isotope Ensemble: Helium <i>[Used Item]</i> Isotope Ensemble:
Helium [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With an ensemble of adept improvisers including Luis Vicente on trumpet, Nuno Torres, Jose Lencastre and Bruno Parrinha on reeds, Luis Lopes on guitar, &c, Creative Sources leader and violist Ernesto Rodrigues' Isotope Ensemble examines the element "Helium" in a monumental 44-minute electroacoustic improvisation recorded live at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon.