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  December 2021
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Iddon, Martin: Sapindales Iddon, Martin:
Sapindales

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Four clarinet-based works in trio, duo and solo from UK composer and musicologist Martin Iddon, performed by Heather Roche on bass and contrabass clarinets, Juliet Fraser on voice for "Muses", Anton Lukoszevieze on cello and James Opstad on double bass; music with intricate, interweaving lines, the title piece a mesmerising work for multi-tracked clarinets and field recordings.

McIntosh, Andrew: A Moonbeam Is Just A Filtered Sunbeam McIntosh, Andrew:
A Moonbeam Is Just A Filtered Sunbeam

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Intended to be played continuously without a break, composer and violinist Andrew McIntosh's long-form composition features field recordings of pine woods in his home state of California in performance with violin, viola, piano, wine glasses, slate and electronics, an ethereal work combining improvisation, open tunings, just intonation and sympathetic resonance.

Rodgers, Georgia / Apartment House: September Rodgers, Georgia / Apartment House:
September

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Eight chamber works of interestingly structured and exquisitely restrained character, composed between 2016 and 2021 by UK composer Georgia Rodgers, performed by the Apartment House ensemble in configurations of acoustic duos, trios & quartets, one solo piece for piano & electronics, one solo work for electronics and the title piece in 3 parts by a quintet.

Rempis, Dave / Avreeayl Ra: Bennu [VINYL] Rempis, Dave / Avreeayl Ra:
Bennu [VINYL]

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The first recorded document of longtime collaborators performing as a duo, Dave Rempis (alto & tenor saxophones) and Avreeayl Ra (drums & percussion), in a thoughtfully building and muscular sax/drum pairing of both meditative and joyful free playing, captured at Constellation in Chicago after months where both players were unable to perform in person; exceptional!

Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions: w/ Hafez Modirzadeh Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions:
w/ Hafez Modirzadeh

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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One of a series of pianist Thollem McDonas' Astral Traveling Sessions, this unique duo configuration with NY saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh uses a sonic palette of eight re-tuned pitches for piano and saxophone in an attempt to expand harmonic empathy, bringing Eastern pitch relationships to Western improvisation through a series of extraordinary solo and duo recordings.

Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions: Thollem + Karl Berger, Thollem + Michael Snow Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions:
Thollem + Karl Berger, Thollem + Michael Snow

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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One of a series of pianist Thollem McDonas' Astral Traveling Sessions, a 25-album series of concerts from around the globe, performing concerts in varying configurations with 70 musicians, here with two collaborations: in Kingston, NY with the great vibraphonist Karl Berger for 3 improvisations, and in Toronto with pianist Michael Snow for an extended piano duo.

Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions: w/ Avreeayl Ra & Matt Lux / Sunken Cages Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions:
w/ Avreeayl Ra & Matt Lux / Sunken Cages

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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As part of Thollem McDonas' Astral Traveling Sessions concert series, the pianist met Chicago legendary drummer Avreeayl Ra and and highly active improvising bassist Matthew Lux for this exceptional concert of two extended improvisations, followed by 8 duo studio improvisations as "Sunken Cages" recorded in Philadelphia with electroacoustic drummer Ravish Momin.

Gadt, Anna / Zbigniew Chojnacki / Krzysztof Gradziuk: Renaissance Gesualdo [2 CDs] Gadt, Anna / Zbigniew Chojnacki / Krzysztof Gradziuk:
Renaissance Gesualdo [2 CDs]

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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"All arrangements, deconstructions and original music by Anna Gadt In the piece "Monumentum" was used the theme from "Monumentum pro Gesualdo" by Igor Stravinski"-Anna Gadt

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Taylor, Cecil : Music From Two Continents feat Stanko, Rava, Frank Wright, Lyons, Borca, Barker, Ham Taylor, Cecil :
Music From Two Continents feat Stanko, Rava, Frank Wright, Lyons, Borca, Barker, Hampel

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

Price: $15.95

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A truly wild concert of free jazz from Cecil Taylor's transatlantic orchestra, captured live at the 1984 Jazz Jamboree in Warsaw, Poland, bringing together impressive improvisers from the US--William Parker, John Tchicai, Jimmy Lyons, Karen Borca, Frank Wright, & Henry Martinez--with European Free Jazz leaders Tomasz Stank, Enrico Rava, Conrd Bauer & Günter Hampel.

Killick!: Imbricate Killick!:
Imbricate

(Habitable Records -- Portugal )

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A series of real-time improvised performances from Athens, Georgia guitarist Killick Hinds, made with strings and occasional computer augmentation, an album he describes as to date his fullest expression of the Appalachian Trance Metal/Piedmont Shaman Rock concept that he has been developing for years, these works inspired by Zaila Avant-garde, Paolo Angeli and Bali.

Fish Wool (feat. Susana Santos Silva / Yedo GIbons / Vasco Trilla): Live in Cerkno Fish Wool (feat. Susana Santos Silva / Yedo GIbons / Vasco Trilla):
Live in Cerkno

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Lebik / Edwards / Lovens: Lepomis Gibbosus Lebik / Edwards / Lovens:
Lepomis Gibbosus

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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"They are sameiliar which means each one resembles the one before as well as the consecutive one as if they were the same. Perhaps they were all the same in a utopian past, or there was even only one of them - which must have been, then...

Liyou, Lucy / YSKA: A Need/A Want [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Liyou, Lucy / YSKA:
A Need/A Want [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Narrated by text-to-speech vocalization, Korean-American pianist and composer Lucy Liyou collaborates with Bulgarian-born guitarist Ivana Kafedjiyska (YSKA) in an album of languorously floating and understatedly abrasive music complemented by subtle field recordings, two works of curiously philosophical, baffling and observational verse; unique and compelling.

Olive, Tim: Ribbon [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Olive, Tim:
Ribbon [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Sonic exploration and studio composition from Kobe, Japan-based, Canadian sound artist Tim Olive, using amplified objects, cast-off electronics and home made instruments including metal teeth, tuning forks, clockwork motors, electromagnets, cassette playback heads and magnetic pickups, recording each and layering them in the studio to create corrosively captivating aural journeys.

Lee, Robbie: Prismatist Lee, Robbie:
Prismatist

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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With a history of both improvisation and rock, NY saxophonist and sound artist (Creature Automatic, Love As Laughter) concentrates on the sopranino saxophone in this solo album, performing acoustic feats of impressive technical skill, and on many tracks performing with tuning forks and live electronics, sequenced in a compelling journey of contrasts and wonder.

Mendoza, Ava: New Spells Mendoza, Ava:
New Spells

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A joint release between Astral Spirts and Relative Pitch, guitarist Ava Mendoza conjures five assertive and rugged "spells" performed on solo electric guitar, passionate works of raw technical skill and bold power as she improvises over two songs composed by herself, alongside pieces written for her from Devin Hoff, Trevor Dunn and John Dikeman.

El'Zabar, Kahil Quartet: A Time for Healing El'Zabar, Kahil Quartet:
A Time for Healing

(Spiritmuse Records -- UK )

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Chicago spiritual jazz shaman, drummer/percussionist Kahil El'Zabar, leads a quartet of younger generation musicians--Corey Wilkes (trumpet), Justin Dillard (keyboards), Isaiah Collier (saxophone)--through a set of seven original compositions, plus Coltrane's "Resolution"; warmly soulful grooves intended as the healing force so needed in the context of this album's era.

Zorn, John: The Ninth Circle Zorn, John:
The Ninth Circle

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Chaos Magick, composer John Zorn's quartet with Brian Marsella on Fender Rhodes, piano & Mellotron, John Medeski on organ, Kenny Grohowski on drums and Matt Hollenberg on guitar, merge contemporary classical with jazz, funk, rock, blues, film soundtrack, and noise improvisation on a journey of 9 compositional Cantos into Orpheus' ninth concentric Circle of Hell.

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol.5 Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Vol.5

(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records -- USA )

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This year's An Ayler Xmas is the 5th in the series from saxophonist Mars Williams, mashing holiday classics with works by saxophonist Albert Ayler, with the amazing sextet of Josh Berman on cornet, Jim Baker on piano, viola & Arp Synth, Brian Sandstrom on bass, guitar & trumpet, Steve Hunt on drums, Peter Maunu on violin and Kent Kessler or Krzysztof Pabian on bass.

Trilla, Vasco: Acoustic Masks Trilla, Vasco:
Acoustic Masks

(577 Records -- USA )

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Each track named for the instruments used (aquaspring, overtone triangles, metronome & blowing tube, &c.) and inspired by a book from Elias Canetti, Spanish percussionist Vasco Trilla's creative improvisations reflect on the phrase: "every completely unknown language is a kind of acoustic mask; as soon as one learns it, it becomes a face, understandable and soon familiar."

Mendoza, Ava: New Spells [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Mendoza, Ava:
New Spells [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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A joint release between Astral Spirts and Relative Pitch, guitarist Ava Mendoza conjures five assertive and rugged "spells" performed on solo electric guitar, passionate works of raw technical skill and bold power as she improvises over two songs composed by herself, alongside pieces written for her from Devin Hoff, Trevor Dunn and John Dikeman.

Paivinen, Pepa: Personal Breath Paivinen, Pepa:
Personal Breath

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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Bringing to life the story of an event that changed the course of Finland's 1918 civil war, taking listeners on a narrative journey of haunting beauty and power presented through a layering of chamber composition and improvisation, from the duo of Pepa Paivinen performing on flutes, woodwinds & Seagull Merlin dulcimer and drummer/percussionist Jussi Miettola.

Pettersen, Ed: The Problem With Livia Pettersen, Ed:
The Problem With Livia

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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Given the chance to perform in the dark fresco-covered room of the Emmanuel Vigeland Mausoleum and museum in Oslo, Norway, guitarist Ed Petterson brought his 8-string Weissenborn guitar, various keyboards and a modular synth, using the pensive atmosphere of the location to trace spacious and exploratory works through 15 varied and succinct improvisations.

Konstrukt feat. Thurston Moore: Turkish Belly [VINYL] Konstrukt feat. Thurston Moore:
Turkish Belly [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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A blistering set of improvisations featuring two electric guitarists--Konkstrukt's own Umut Caglar and NY Sonic improviser Thurston Moore--performing live at SalonIKSV in Istanbul, Turkey, blurring acoustics and electronics as the quintet creates intrepid environments for an intense journey in free improvisation, howling and biting along the way.

Alva Noto: HYbr:ID Vol. 1 Alva Noto:
HYbr:ID Vol. 1

(Noton -- Germany )

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The first installment in a new series from Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicola, bringing together heterogeneous composition methods that aim to merge astrophysics phenomena, fiction, and performance movements, inspired by cinematic visual techniques and static images portraying scientific events; includes graphic inserts of notations informed by the album's sonic and acoustic code.

Alva Noto: HYbr:ID Vol. 1 [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD] Alva Noto:
HYbr:ID Vol. 1 [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Noton -- Germany )

Price: $39.95

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The first installment in a new series from Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicola, bringing together heterogeneous composition methods that aim to merge astrophysics phenomena, fiction, and performance movements, inspired by cinematic visual techniques and static images portraying scientific events; includes graphic inserts of notations informed by the album's sonic and acoustic code.

Dickey, Whit / William Parker / Matthew Shipp: Village Mothership [VINYL] Dickey, Whit / William Parker / Matthew Shipp:
Village Mothership [VINYL]

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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An exemplary piano trio of compatriots who have collaborated in configurations since the 1980s--drummer Whit Dickey, bassist William Parker and pianist Matthew Shipp--three New York legendary free players in their first record as a trio since 1992's Circular Temple, here in six studio group improvisations demonstrating their easy confidence in profound collective conversation.

Bennington, James Colour And Sound: Everlasting Belle Bennington, James Colour And Sound:
Everlasting Belle

(ThatSwan! -- USA )

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A tribute to legendary audio engineer George Belle (1948-2019) who worked with a who's who including Horace Tapscott, Jimmy Smith, Gene Rodenberry, &c., in a set of compositions from Mal Waldron, Albert Heath, Herbie Nichols plus original work from leader James Bennigton, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, saxophonist James Cook, and group improvisations.

Bennington, James Colour And Sound: Live at Andy's Bennington, James Colour And Sound:
Live at Andy's

(ThatSwan! -- USA )

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Chicago drummer and composer Jimmy Bennington is heard live at Andy's Jazz Club in 2018 in a solid straight-ahead set with his Colour and Sound sextet of Fred Jackson, Jr. on alto & soprano saxophones, Artie Black on tenor saxophone, Dustin Laurenzi on tenor saxophone, Dan Pierson on piano, Mike Harmon on bass, with compositions from band members and arrangments from Bennington.

Beuger, Antoine: Laments [2 CDs] Beuger, Antoine:
Laments [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Wandelweiser composer and performer Antoine Beuger reflects, or more correctly, laments, in nine solo vocal works of profound emotional depth, utterances first on the dearth of time and the vicissitudes and intersections we face; then on mourning and grief, a requiem that extolls the listener to use our voice to confront sadness that we may gain strength from it.

Clark, Scott: This Darkness [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD] Clark, Scott:
This Darkness [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As you ring, what batters you becomes your strength. Move back ...

Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci: Conversations Vol. 2 Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci:
Conversations Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )

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The second of two volumes from legendary Downtown NY pianist Cooper-Moore and saxophonist Stephen Gauci, recorded after a seven-month residency at Happylucky No. 1 Gallery in Brooklyn, allowing the two players to develop a natural dialog of unique and idiosyncratic approaches to their instruments, resulting in these seven solid recordings freely improvised in the studio.

Eventless Plot: Anisixia Eventless Plot:
Anisixia

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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"Variations of the initial score were incorporated within the choreographic performance "guest project" presented at the Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki, October 2019.

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Houben, Eva-Maria : 3 Trios Houben, Eva-Maria :
3 Trios

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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"Trios" refers to the relationship of two keyboards and the pedals of an organ, as performed by accomplished American composer Carson Cooman as he patiently unfolds Eva-Maria Houben's three minimal compositions exploring the relationships between three melodic lines or three-tone chords, presented on the Organ Probsteikirche St. Ludgerus, in Billerbeck, Germany.

Inderhees, Carlo : 8 Stimmen1 Inderhees, Carlo :
8 Stimmen1

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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voices what is music made of? of voices. and what is a voice? a sequence of sounds and silences, with its own consistency. perfectly self-contained: each voice voicing a world. and what is a world? a proportion: a specific distribution ...

Lingens, Hannes: Music For Strings Lingens, Hannes:
Music For Strings

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Michael and Peter Formanek: Dyads Michael and Peter Formanek:
Dyads

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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"Michael and Peter Formanek started making music and improvising together before Peter started school. Regular visits to their home from friends and colleagues like Tim Berne, Jim Black, Marty Ehrlich and many others only served to norm...

Neuman-Hammond, Eli: Carnival's Quarrel With Lent Neuman-Hammond, Eli:
Carnival's Quarrel With Lent

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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"Glissando I" and "Glissando II" are two realizations of the same score. "Glissando I" was performed on a street corner in Ridgewood, New York, in june 2020. "Glissando II" was performed in Washington Square Park in November 2020. In Ju...

Rasten, Fredrik : Four Parallel Rivers Rasten, Fredrik :
Four Parallel Rivers

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Roundell, Toby : Meditations On The Great O Antiphons [MP3 CD] Roundell, Toby :
Meditations On The Great O Antiphons [MP3 CD]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Sinton, Josh: b. Sinton, Josh:
b.

(FiP recordings -- USA )

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The third solo saxophone record from Brooklyn improviser Josh Sinton, and his first recorded solely on the baritone saxophone, an instrument for which Sinton explains he has dedicated half his life, heard in this remarkably diverse set on the lower horn that he approaches lyrically, technically, emotionally and with startling singularity.

Tippett, Keith / Julie Tippetts / Philip Gibbs / Paul Dunmall: Mahogany Rain Tippett, Keith / Julie Tippetts / Philip Gibbs / Paul Dunmall:
Mahogany Rain

(577 Records -- USA )

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Originally recorded in 2005 for a small 100-copy release, the single extended track on Mahogany Rain offers an hour of mesmerizing improvisational sound, sparsely composed and deeply experimental and performed by Keith Tippett on piano & percussion, Julie Tippetts on xylophone & voice, Philip Gibbs on guitars, and Paul Dunmall on soprano & tenor saxophones.

Waeckere, Emmanuelle : A Direction Out There, Readwalking (With) Thoreau [2 CDS] Waeckere, Emmanuelle :
A Direction Out There, Readwalking (With) Thoreau [2 CDS]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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"Four directions out there, four contrasting interpretations of a prepared text and open score based on david Henri Thoreau's transcendental essay about walking (1851). readwalking, solitary thinging, in partial light *, step by step, a...

Arcane Device: Ruins Arcane Device:
Ruins

(No Rent -- USA )

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Four mysteriously untitled and extended works of electronics subtitled Impressions From the Next Era, using feedback, aberrant sound, glitch, rich synthetics, bi-directional sound and indescribable sonic sources to fuel David Lee Myer's latest in his long-running and essential listening project Arcane Device; shimmering, inscrutable, and awe-inspiring.

Battus, Pascal / Michel Doneda: Miracle Battus, Pascal / Michel Doneda:
Miracle

(Potlatch -- France )

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Dovetailing and combining the rich harmonics of Michel Doneda's soprano and sopranino saxophone with Pascal Battus' rotating surfaces--mechanisms from small consumer electronics and their like put in motion and in contact with resonators and vibrators--this French improvising duo create fascinatingly shifting, unusual textures and sonic environments.

Coleman, Ornette: New York Is Now & Love Call, Revisited Coleman, Ornette:
New York Is Now & Love Call, Revisited

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

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An overlooked chapter in Ornette Coleman's recording career, these two Blue Note albums recorded in NY in 1968 and issued in '68 & '71 feature the innovative alto saxophonist joined by West Coast tenor saxophonist recently moved to NYC, Dewey Redman, and Coltrane sidemen, drummer Elvin Jones & bassist Jimmy Garrison, for two sessions of inventive and accomplished free jazz.

New York Contemporary Five: Copenhagen 1963, Revisited New York Contemporary Five:
Copenhagen 1963, Revisited

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

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Originally released in 1964 on The Sonet label as Volumes 1 & 2, this CD remasters this exceptional 1963 concert of original material and pieces by Ornette & Monk, complete in sequence as performed at Jazzhaus Montmarte in Copenhagen with Archie Shepp on tenor saxophone, Don Cherry on cornet, John Tchicai on alto saxophone, Don Moore on double bass and J.C. Moses on drums.

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

(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".

Bennington, James Colour And Sound: Live at Andy's <i>[Used Item]</i> Bennington, James Colour And Sound:
Live at Andy's [Used Item]

(ThatSwan! -- USA )

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Chicago drummer and composer Jimmy Bennington is heard live at Andy's Jazz Club in 2018 in a solid straight-ahead set with his Colour and Sound sextet of Fred Jackson, Jr. on alto & soprano saxophones, Artie Black on tenor saxophone, Dustin Laurenzi on tenor saxophone, Dan Pierson on piano, Mike Harmon on bass, with compositions from band members and arrangments from Bennington.

Svobodni (Bennington / Hunger / Priest / Seyler): Mercenary Blues <i>[Used Item]</i> Svobodni (Bennington / Hunger / Priest / Seyler):
Mercenary Blues [Used Item]

(ThatSwan! -- USA )

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Thematic improvisations pairing synthetic sounds and effects with acoustic bass, sax and drums, recorded in the studio by the Chicago quartet of Jimmy Bennington on drums & percussion, Phil Hunger on synth, guitar & effects, Dvi Priest on acoustic bass & effects, Brian Seyler on tenor saxophone, augmented by field recording from a Syrian marketplace, Jackals and Hyenas.