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Guthrie, Will / James Rushford: Real Real World [VINYL] Guthrie, Will / James Rushford:
Real Real World [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The first collaborative work from France-based Australian drummer & percussionist Will Guthrie and Australian keyboardist James Rushford, improvising in the studio in Nantes and then adding layers in both Melbourne and Nantes as the duo developed five primarily reticent works of mysterious interaction, occasionally erupting only to subsume beguilingly again.

Burroughs, Williams S. / Brion Gysin: Williams S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin [VINYL] Burroughs, Williams S. / Brion Gysin:
Williams S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin [VINYL]

(Cold Spring Records -- UK )

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Rare recordings of beat/cut-up writers and artists William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin, comprised of the complete recording of Burroughs reading live in Liverpool in 1982, plus performances by Brion Gysin of a selection of his permutated poems, as well as home recordings made by the pair in Paris in 1970, taken from original tapes in The British Library collection.

Di Domenico, Giovanni: Decay Music n. 4: Downtown Ethnic Music [VINYL] Di Domenico, Giovanni:
Decay Music n. 4: Downtown Ethnic Music [VINYL]

(Die Schachtel -- Italy )

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The fourth release in Die Schachtel's Decay Music series is Italian composer Giovanni Di Domenico's Downtown Ethnic Music, a tapestry of synthetic and acoustic sources in a 4th world/Jon Hassell mode, with rhythms from drummer João Lobo, vocals by Pak Yan Lau and Patshiva CIE women choir, the horns of Ananta Roosens and Jordi Grognard; a gorgeous album of detailed ambience and atmosphere.

Baker, Duck (w/ Bailey / Beresford / Dresser / Butcher / Moore / Rudd / Ward / Williamson / Edwards Baker, Duck (w/ Bailey / Beresford / Dresser / Butcher / Moore / Rudd / Ward / Williamson / Edwards / Noble):
Confabulations

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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An excellent collection of duos and trios recorded in NY, London and Stockholm between 1994 & 2017, between acoustic improvising guitarist Duck Baker with a great set of masterful collaborators including Derek Bailey, Steve Beresford, John Butcher, Mark Dresser, Michael Moore, Roswell Rudd, Alex Ward, Joe Williamson, John Edwards and Steve Noble.

Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke / Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Art Spirit Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
The Art Spirit

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Music inspired by artist, teacher, writer and civic protestor Robert Henri (1865-1929) who in the early 1900s exhibited against the restrictive academic requirements of the National Academy of Design, from the free improvising trio of bassist Michael Bisio, Kirk Knuffke on cornet and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics, in a mix of Bisio compositions and collective improvisations.

Ochs-Robinson Duo: A Civil Right Ochs-Robinson Duo:
A Civil Right

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Coming out of the tradition of saxophone and drum duos, Bay Area compatriots since 1991 in The Glenn Spearman Double Trio and Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core, saxophonist Larry Ochs and drummer Don Robinson, present their second album of creative original improvised music, employing energetic and intelligent approaches to jazz freedom that pay homage to those who came before them.

Alcorn, Susan: The Heart Sutra (Arranged by Janel Leppin) [VINYL] Alcorn, Susan:
The Heart Sutra (Arranged by Janel Leppin) [VINYL]

(Ideologic Organ -- France )

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Cellist Janel Leppin arranged this moving, passionate and magnificently genre-blurring work by pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, recorded at a live performance during her residency at Issue Project Room in 2012 with Anthony Pirog on guitar, Janel Leppin on cello, Jessika Kenney on vocals, Eyvind Kang on viola, Skuli Sverrisson on bass, and Doug Wieselman on clarinets.

Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram: At the GRM Paris (performed by Stephen O'Malley) Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram:
At the GRM Paris (performed by Stephen O'Malley)

(Ideologic Organ -- France )

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In 2012 the trio of composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram, both performing on computers, and Stephen O'Malley on electric guitar, entered the GRM Paris studios to develop this work, depicting in sound The Veil Nebula--the results of a massive supernova--heard in this working session including verbal conduction as the three developed the piece.

Curran, Alvin: The Works [VINYL] Curran, Alvin:
The Works [VINYL]

(Our Swimmer -- Germany )

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Alvin Curran's famous 1980 composition combines piano, voice, a Serge modular synthesizer, and tape recordings, particularly of his 14 year old dachshund Caspar "singing", recorded after meeting a female dog in heat earlier in the day, a peculiar love song based around a 5-note motive played on the piano, increasingly frenzied and affected by the Serge synth.

Hecker / Okkyung Lee: Statistique Synthetique / Teum (the Silvery Slit) [VINYL] Hecker / Okkyung Lee:
Statistique Synthetique / Teum (the Silvery Slit) [VINYL]

(Portraits GRM -- Austria )

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A split LP between two GRM associates: Florian Hecker in a work of computer-generated sound with resynthesized situated texture recordings, drawing on the history of computer synthesis; and cellist Okkyung Lee in an overture of cello multiplications, fragmentations, and duplications creating incredible tension in interacting layers of sound.

Frisque Concordance (Georg Graewe / John Butcher /  Wilbert De Joode / Mark Sanders): Distinct Machi Frisque Concordance (Georg Graewe / John Butcher / Wilbert De Joode / Mark Sanders):
Distinct Machinery [2 CDs]

(Random Acoustics -- Germany )

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The second incarnation of Frisque Concordance, formed in 1992 by Georg Graewe & John Butcher and currently the quartet of Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones, Graewe on piano, Wilbert de Joode on double bass and Mark Sanders on drums, in a 2-CD set, the first a superb studio set recorded in Vienna in 2017, the second a live concert at the 2018 Konfrontationen Festival in Nickelsdorf.

Bokanowski, Michele: Rhapsodia / Battements Solaires [VINYL] Bokanowski, Michele:
Rhapsodia / Battements Solaires [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Two works from Paris-based electroacoustic composer Michèle Bokanowski (b. 1943 and who studied with Pierre Schaeffer) recorded by the artist in 2008 and 2018, "Rhapsodia" an hypnotic work of looping structures and rich strains of muted melody, while "Battements Solaires" is the edgy soundtrack to the award-winning film of the same name by her husband Patrick Bokanowski.

Marchetti, Lionel: La Grande Vallee / Micro-climat [VINYL] Marchetti, Lionel:
La Grande Vallee / Micro-climat [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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A fascination for clouds may have influenced French electroacoustic composer Lionel Marchetti in the composition of his incredible "Micro-Climat", a journey through concrete and acousmatic sound with a sense of open environments, perfectly paired on this LP with the epic journey presented to the listeners in his expansive and impressionist work "La Grande Valée".

News From Babel: Letters Home [VINYL] News From Babel:
Letters Home [VINYL]

(ReR Vinyl -- Italy )

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Originally issued on vinly LP in 1986 and at last reissued on vinyl, this incredible band emerged post-Henry Cow, initiated by alumni Chris Cutler (drums) and Lindsay Cooper (reeds), plus bassist Bill Gilonis, Zeena Parkins on harp, and four outstanding vocalists taking on Chris Cutler's insightful texts: Phil Minton, Dagmar Krause, Sally Potter, and Robert Wyatt.

Chabala, Barry / Ann Coman: In And Out Of Focus Chabala, Barry / Ann Coman:
In And Out Of Focus

(Roeba -- USA )

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This album of improvised music was born out of mutual appreciation and admiration for the respective art forms of Ann Coman and experimental sound artist Barry Chabala, who performed original guitar improvisations while Coman intuitively created visual artworks from those performances, then reversing the process where Chabala interpreted Coman's art as visual scores.

Eastman, Julius: Three Extended Pieces For Four Pianos [2 CDs] Eastman, Julius:
Three Extended Pieces For Four Pianos [2 CDs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Three works for four pianists presented on two CDs from late New York School and radical outsider, composer Julius Eastman--"Evil Nigger", "Gay Guerilla" and "Crazy Nigger"--performed by internationally renowned pianists Nicolas Horvath, Melaine Dalibert, Stephane Ginsburgh and Wilhem Latchoumia, recorded live in 2019 at the Festival Musica in Strasbourg, France.

Opening Performance Orchestra Plays Phill Niblock: Four Walls Full Of Sound Opening Performance Orchestra Plays Phill Niblock:
Four Walls Full Of Sound

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Opening Performance Orchestra, the Czech avant noise music group from perform an electronic interpretation of composer Phill Niblocks's work "Four Walls Full of Sound", recorded in the studio the day after a live performance at the 2017 Ostrava Days Festival of New and Experimental Music.

Disquiet (Kurzmann / Brandlmayr / Jernberg / Williamson): Disquiet Disquiet (Kurzmann / Brandlmayr / Jernberg / Williamson):
Disquiet

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Recorded at the Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen Festival 2018 and formed by Austrian musician Christof Kurzmann, the quartet of Kurzmann performing on lloopp and voice, Sofia Jernberg on voice, Martin Brandlmayr on drums and Joe Williamson on double bass question the political situation of the European refugee crisis in a brilliantly emotional and inspired performance.

Disquiet (Kurzmann / Brandlmayr / Jernberg / Williamson): Disquiet [VINYL] Disquiet (Kurzmann / Brandlmayr / Jernberg / Williamson):
Disquiet [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Recorded at the Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen Festival 2018 and formed by Austrian musician Christof Kurzmann, the quartet of Kurzmann performing on lloopp and voice, Sofia Jernberg on voice, Martin Brandlmayr on drums and Joe Williamson on double bass question the political situation of the European refugee crisis in a brilliantly emotional and inspired performance.

Regenorchester XII: Relics [VINYL] Regenorchester XII:
Relics [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Franz Hautzinger formed the orchestra in 1995 as an ensemble for experimental music, developing into an advanced improvising band that incorporates a shifting and diverse set of styles, heard here at Klangspuren Festival in 2019 with Hautzinger on trumpet, Christian Fennesz on guitar & laptop, Otomo Yoshihide on guitar & turntables, Luc Ex on bass, and Tony Buck on drums.

Abrams, Joshua: Represencing [VINYL] Abrams, Joshua:
Represencing [VINYL]

(AGUIRRE RECORDS -- Belgium )

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2020 Repress! Composer and musician Joshua Abrams brings together a variety of artists and instruments to create an album of different styles and traditions centered around the North African ceremonial instrument the guimbri.

Ember (Urs Leimgruber / Christian Lillinger / Alexander Schubert / Oliver Schwerdt): Oullh d'baham` Ember (Urs Leimgruber / Christian Lillinger / Alexander Schubert / Oliver Schwerdt):
Oullh d'baham`

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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The first album from 2006 of the Ember electro-acoustic improvising chamber jazz-oriented quartet of Urs Leimgruber on soprano & tenor saxophones, Alexander Schubert on guitar, electronics & percussion, Oliver Schwerdt on piano, percussion, guitar & electronics, and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion; an album of insightful and meticulous interaction.

Tamura, Natsuki : Koki Solo Tamura, Natsuki :
Koki Solo

(Libra -- Japan )

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"Koki" translates to "rare in ancient times," referring to ones 70th birthday, a milestone that trumpeter Natsuki Tamura achieves this year, providing proof that such an age is no longer rare, nor that it has affected the tremendous creative and physical powers that Tamura applies to his playing, as heard in this inventive solo album on trumpet, piano, voice and even pots & pans!

Dalibert, Melaine: Night Blossoms Dalibert, Melaine:
Night Blossoms

(elsewhere -- USA )

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French composer & pianist Melaine Dalibert's 6th solo album, works developed using an algorithmic approach to composing, such as retrograde sequences or cellular automaton, generating beautifully delicate patterns that he performs on instruments chosen for their tonal qualities, David Sylvian adding electronic coloring to the pieces "Yin" and "Yang".

Philippakopoulos, Anastassis / Jurg Frey: Wind And Light Philippakopoulos, Anastassis / Jurg Frey:
Wind And Light

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Wandelweiser composer and pianist Anastassis Philippakopoulos presents four solo clarinet pieces performed by fellow Wandelweiser member, Swiss composer and clarinetist Jürg Frey, and three solo piano pieces performed by himself, in a beautiful album of delicately minimal and fragile music inspired by and reflecting the natural landscape of Greece.

Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen: Cat Guarding Geese Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen:
Cat Guarding Geese

(erstwhile -- USA )

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An electroacoustic composition of environment & sound punctuated with subtle percussion and electronic interventions, developed from field recordings, performances on Roosevelt Island, and studio recordings in Brooklyn by the duo of Tucker Dulin on bells, bowl, can, cymbal, lentils, mallet & whistle and Ben Owen on paper mic, speaker boxes, op amps & cassette.

Jun, Yan / Zhu Wenbo: Twice Jun, Yan / Zhu Wenbo:
Twice

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Beijing sound artists Yan Jun and Zhu Wenbo developed this hour-long sound composition from independent recordings, a set of abstractions through recordings in the field, mechanical and electronic devices, human voice and utterance, acoustic and electronic instruments, &c. &c., made cohesive and compelling through independent time assignments by each artist; inexplicably interesting.

Rowe, Keith: Absence Rowe, Keith:
Absence

(erstwhile -- USA )

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It was during this recording at the 2015 "zoom in" festival in Bern, Switzerland that AMM guitarist and improviser Keith Rowe made the decision to cease performing solo, affected by Parkinson's Disease, this being his final recording as he performed on lapstick guitar, Boss RC-3, Boss PS-3, six band EQ, Sony ICF-SW22 and Roberts R984 radios, 2 contact mics & a metal strip.

Armaroli, Sergio / Fritz Hauser: Angelica Armaroli, Sergio / Fritz Hauser:
Angelica

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Performed at the Angelica Contemporary Music Festival in Bologna, Italy in 2019 and recorded with superb fidelity, drummer/percussionist Fritz Hauser joined with xylophonist Sergio Armaroli for an enthralling performance that balances chamber jazz forms with fully free exploration, avant yet embraceable as two interact in exquisite and authoritatively unhurried ways.

Armaroli, Sergio / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Harri Sjostrom: Duos & Trios Armaroli, Sergio / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Harri Sjostrom:
Duos & Trios

(Leo Records -- UK )

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A series of trios and duos between Italian vibraphonist Sergio Armaroli, trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini and saxophonist Harri Sjöström performing on soprano and sopranino, the three developing a compositional language based around phrases and propositions applied toward the creation of events through notes and timbre intended to create moods and sensations.

Attias, Michael / Simon Nabatov: Brooklyn Mischiefs Attias, Michael / Simon Nabatov:
Brooklyn Mischiefs

(Leo Records -- UK )

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On their first concert as a duo in 2014, alto saxophonist Michael Attias and pianist Simon Nabatov recorded these five creatively lyrical improvisations at iBeam in Brooklyn, Nabatov on the keys and inside the piano and both using tremendous technique in a mix of perky and introspective free expression, including an extended work that melds into Herbie Nichol's "Spinning Song".

Brennan, John Wolf: Nitty Gritty Ditties Brennan, John Wolf:
Nitty Gritty Ditties

(Leo Records -- UK )

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33 songs & instrumentals in 74 minutes performed by Dublin composer, performer, improvisor, pianist and organist John Wolf Brennan, covering an eclectic and vast cross-section of styles and genres, from composers including Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Lars Hollmer, Tom Waits, Cornelius Cardew, Bela Bartok, Paul McCartney, John McLaughlin, &c.

Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey: Zip Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey:
Zip

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Naming each track for the teeth of a different type of zip-fastener (curved, triangular, saggitate, &c) Swiss double bassists Daniel Studer and Peter K. Frey improvise a fascinating set of interlocking and intersecting abstractions, recorded live at at Kronen Galerie, in Zurich as the two celebrated their 20th anniversary as a duo through a series of 10 half-hour concerts.

Kruglov, Alexey / Carolyn Hume / Paul May / Oleg Yudanov: Last Train From Narvskaya Kruglov, Alexey / Carolyn Hume / Paul May / Oleg Yudanov:
Last Train From Narvskaya

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Ganelin Trio saxophonist joins with the UK improvising duo of pianist Carolyn Hume & drummer Paul May, with percussionist Oleg Yudanov rounding out this sophisticated quartet of chamber-oriented collective free improvisation, their studio debut alternating three concise conversations with two extended works, each unfolding in great detail through expressive technique.

Seabrook, Brandon / Simon Nabatov: Voluptuaries Seabrook, Brandon / Simon Nabatov:
Voluptuaries

(Leo Records -- UK )

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A series of diverse landscapes in the voluptuaries of guitarist Brandon Seabrook and pianist Simon Nabatov, evoking an imaginary garden of sensual pleasures expressed through dialogs running the gamut from elegant lyricism of lush and languid interaction to quirky runs of playful inventiveness; an elegantly complex and always sophisticated set of exchanges.

Muller, Matthias / Ricardo Tejero / Vasco Trilla: Implositions Muller, Matthias / Ricardo Tejero / Vasco Trilla:
Implositions

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The first release from the Barcelona-based trio of Matthias Muller (trombone), Ricardo Tejero (saxophone), and Vasco Trilla (percussion), the band examining "physics, metaphysics, and the root causes of tension that hold our world together" through fully improvised improvisation using unusual voicing, textures, modes of expression and techniques.

Cleaver, Gerald / Devin Gray: 27 Licks Cleaver, Gerald / Devin Gray:
27 Licks

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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Drummer Gerald Cleaver's significance in NY free jazz can't be understated, and his influence and work with younger generation drummer Devin Gray as a teacher, friend and associate has shaped Gray's work, as heard here in this monumental encounter between the two drummers, a duet that started many years before, playing in the streets of NYC, and now properly captured in the studio.

Gray, Devin / Dave Ballou / Ryan Ferreira : Socialytics Gray, Devin / Dave Ballou / Ryan Ferreira :
Socialytics

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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Socialytics signifies analysis of social media to reach out for human interaction, here through NY composer and drummer Devin Gray's music representing sonic examples of those attainments, heard through stellar trio playing with trumpeter Dave Ballou and guitarist Ryan Ferreira, the latter adding electronic rhythmic components to their creative conversation.

Gray, Devin / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe  : Cloudsounds Trio Gray, Devin / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe :
Cloudsounds Trio

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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NY drummer Devin Gray provides the compositions for this EP with his Cloudsounds trio of Ingrid Laubrock performing on tenor and soprano saxophones and Corey Smythe on piano, the sophisticated structures leading the improvisers into almost chamber jazz territory, with a light playfulness and warm interaction, Gray's intriguing rhythms shifting and propelling their music.

Gray, Devin / Jessica Pavone / Wendy Eisenberg: Universal Dwellings Gray, Devin / Jessica Pavone / Wendy Eisenberg:
Universal Dwellings

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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A uniquely voiced free improv trio of strings and drums from the New York City trio of violinist Jessica Pavone, guitarist Wendy Eisenberg and drummer Devin Gray, each a distinctive leader in their own right who use their instruments in unusual and technically superb ways, here in a concise set of collective improvisations of an edgy and exploratory style.

Gray, Devin / Ralph Alessi / Angelica Sanchez: Melt all the Guns Gray, Devin / Ralph Alessi / Angelica Sanchez:
Melt all the Guns

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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Recorded in the fall of 2019 as a statement to help expand awareness and work for a future free from gun violence, composed in response to several gun violence incidents, performed at Douglass Recording in Brooklyn with the trio of Ralph Alessi on trumpet, Angelica Sanchez on piano, and Devin Gray on drums and providing the compositions, each title expressing his concern.

Ayler, Albert Trio: New York Eye And Ear Control, Revisited Ayler, Albert Trio:
New York Eye And Ear Control, Revisited

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

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After moving to NYC in the early 60s, filmmaker Michael Snow was introduced the music of saxophonist Albert Ayler's Trio with bassist Gary Peacock & drummer Sunny Murray, inviting them and trumpeter Don Cherry, trombonist Rudd and altoist John Tchicai to record these three brilliant freely improvised tracks, parts of which would be used in his art film "New York Eye and Ear Control".

J. & F. Band, The (Fonda / Tononi / Durante / Grissom / Irabagon / Parrini / Rodgers / Sharrard)N: M J. & F. Band, The (Fonda / Tononi / Durante / Grissom / Irabagon / Parrini / Rodgers / Sharrard)N:
Me and the Devil

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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A powerful and effusive jazz rocking and danceable album of instrumentals and songs from the Italian/International J & F Band of drummer Tiziano Tononi, bassist Joe Fonda, plus guitarists David Grissom, Bobby Lee Rodgers & Scott Sharrard, keyboardist Pee Wee Durante, violinist Emanuele Parrini and saxophonist Jon Irabagon, recording in New Haven, CT; get it on!

J. & F. Band, The : Cajun Blue J. & F. Band, The :
Cajun Blue

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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Following their first record with this powerful blues rock & jazz album, the Italian/US J & F Band of Tiziano Tononi (drums), Joe Fonda (bass), drummer/percussionist Jaimoe and Pach, Peewee Durante (keys), Alberto Mandarini (trumpet), Beppe Caruso (trombone) and Gianluigi Paganelli (tuba), with guest guitarist David Grissom and vocalist Lamar Williams Jr.

Belisle-Chi, Gregg: KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne Belisle-Chi, Gregg:
KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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After hearing Matt Mitchell's solo piano album performing the music of saxophonist Tim Berne, Brooklyn-based acoustic guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi asked himself how Berne's compositions would sound on his own instrument, reaching out to the composer for guidance as he went into the studio to interpret and record these 10 Berne compositions.

Doneda, Michel / Frederic Blondy /  Tetsu Saitoh: Spring Road 16 Doneda, Michel / Frederic Blondy / Tetsu Saitoh:
Spring Road 16

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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After 30 years of collaboration between French saxophonist Michel Doneda and Japanese double bassist Tetsu Saitoh, this 2016 recording was to be their last due to the premature passing of Saitoh, the two heard here in a trio with pianist Frederic Blondy recorded for Radio France in a remarkable and consuming performances of fully free and often darkly savage improvisation.

Avenaim, Robbie / Chris Abrahams / Jim Denley: Weft Avenaim, Robbie / Chris Abrahams / Jim Denley:
Weft

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The Australian trio of percussionist Robbie Avenaim, keyboard player Chris Abrahams performing on a Waldorf Q+ Synthesiser and bass flutist Jim Denley, all compatriots in a variety of groupings, in an extended studio improvisation of spacious textures and rapidly understated percussive elements, aptly titled for the weaving and cris-crossing threads on a loom.

Mela, Francisco feat. Matthew Shipp / William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1 Mela, Francisco feat. Matthew Shipp / William Parker:
Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )

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A member of pianist McCoy Tyner's Trio and Joe Lavano's Quartet, New York drummer Francisco Mela's own career as a leader is heard in this energetic trio album with two of NY's finest--pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker--recording in the studio in Brooklyn in 2020 for two extended and powerful collective improvisations and a brief "Dark Light".

Ackerley, Jessica / Daniel Carter: Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel Ackerley, Jessica / Daniel Carter:
Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel

(577 Records -- USA )

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Developed over outdoor sessions performed during the summer of 2020 around NYC, this is the first release from the duo of multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter and acoustic guitarist Jessica Ackerley, their warm collaboration heard in effortless interactions inspired by the dream-like, meditative approach in both improviser's playing; lovely.

Campbell, Roy / John Dikeman / Raoul van der Weide / Peter Jacquemyn / Klaus Kugel: When The Time Is Campbell, Roy / John Dikeman / Raoul van der Weide / Peter Jacquemyn / Klaus Kugel:
When The Time Is Right

(577 Records -- USA )

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Performing at Bimhuis in 2013, the trans-Atlantic quintet of Roy Campbell on trumpet, flugelhorn & flute, John Dikeman on saxophone, Raoul van der Weide on cello & percussion, Peter Jacquemyn on bass & voice and Klaus Kugel on drums, perform an extended, energetic and dynamic set of free improvisation, with intricate melodies and beautifully rich transitions.

Genovese, Leo / Mariano Otero / Sergio Verdinelli: Trio Sin Tiempo: Ritmos de Agua Genovese, Leo / Mariano Otero / Sergio Verdinelli:
Trio Sin Tiempo: Ritmos de Agua

(577 Records -- USA )

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A lyrical piano trio album from three seasoned Argentinian-born improvising musicians -- Leo Genovese on piano, Mariano Otero on bass and Sergio Verdinelli on drums -- each contributing compositions to the album, along with one piece by Luis Alberto Spinetta, with whom Verdinelli has performed extensively; a lovely and sophisticated album of modern jazz.

Four Letter Words (Piet / Wark / Harris): Blow Four Letter Words (Piet / Wark / Harris):
Blow

(Amalgam -- USA )

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The Chicago trio of tenor saxophonist Jake Wark, pianist Matt Piet and drummer Bill Harris in a forceful and exuberant trio that grew out of the weekly free improvisation workshop "Sound of the City" at Constellation, initially a collective that developed a set of compositions from each member, presented here in their exceptional and exciting debut album.

Hatcher, Gerrit: Good Weight [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hatcher, Gerrit:
Good Weight [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Chicago tenor saxophonist Gerrit Hatcher, known for his duos with Anton Hatwich and with Julian Kirshner, the improvising trio Devouring the Guilt with Eli Namay & Bill Harris and a trio with Mars Williams & Lia Kohl, is heard here in three extended solo improvisations, with strong tone riffing on grooves, exuding warm melodies, and running demanding technical passages on his horn.

Four Letter Words (Piet / Wark / Harris): Pinch Point Four Letter Words (Piet / Wark / Harris):
Pinch Point

(Amalgam -- USA )

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The first fully improvised album from the Chicago trio of Jake Wark on tenor saxophone, Matt Piet on piano and Bill Harris on drums, recording at Experimental Sound Studios in 2018 for seven numbered and concise improvisations, running the gamut from rapidly active yet controlled interaction and investigatory conversations of confident expression and creative drive.

je'raf: Throw Neck je'raf:
Throw Neck

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Reminding of Downtown NY bands in the vein of No Safety or Curlew, this Chicago/NY 7-piece blurs rock, jazz and funk forms with intelligent and often satirical lyrics, upbeat and joyful music that defies categorization through groove-based songs that playfully critique while keeping it all danceable and fun, in a wonderfully talented and enjoyable album.

Never (Bennett / Wright / Darrup): Not Nothing Never (Bennett / Wright / Darrup):
Not Nothing

(Amalgam -- USA )

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"Never" is the the trio of frequent Philadelphia improvisers Jack Wright on saxophone, Ben Bennett on percussion and Zachary Darrup on guitar, captured live at the Hungry Brain in Chicago two years into touring their project, employing an extensive interactive language between the three of free playing, sonic gesture and surprising interventions in this exceptional concert.

Piet, Matt: (pentimento) Piet, Matt:
(pentimento)

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Three layers of Chicago pianist & composer Matt Piet (Four Letter Words, Matt Piet Trio) in a virtual trio improvised sequentially in the studio in 2020, the title referring to a visible trace of earlier painting beneath a layer of paint on a canvas, an apt analogy for the keen interactions and wonderful labyrinths Piet performs with himself.

Kimmel.Ali.Harris: Vivary Kimmel.Ali.Harris:
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A diverse set of electroacoustic improvisations, including pointillistic interplay, free explorations merging contemporary compositional cues, pieces composed around specific parameters and evolving experimental soundscapes, from the Michigan trio Kimmel.Ali.Harris of Jeff Kimmel on clarinet & electronics, Ishmael Ali on cello, guitar & electronics, and Bill Harris on drums & synth.

Big Bad Brotzmann Trio: Biturbo!, Capt'n [3'' CD] Big Bad Brotzmann Trio:
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(Euphorium -- Germany )

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"Once again EUPHORIUM sets another paradisian debut of musical collaboration: On October 7th 2017 Peter Brotzmann and Christian Lillinger are performing for the first time together. Biturbo!, Capt'n documents their first audible touch. ...

Schwerdt, Oliver / Baby Sommer / Barry Guy: One For My Baby And One More For The Bass [2 CDs] Schwerdt, Oliver / Baby Sommer / Barry Guy:
One For My Baby And One More For The Bass [2 CDs]

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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A trio sounding much larger than its three contributors--Oliver Schwerdt on grand piano, percussion & little instruments, Baby Sommer on drums, cymbals & percussion and Barry Guy on double bass--captured in concert at naTo, in Leipzig, Germany in 2019 for a joyful and assertive album of collective free improv that merges contemporary, free and jazz idioms seamlessly.