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Akama, Ryoko: Songs For A Shed Akama, Ryoko:
Songs For A Shed

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Six beautiful, fragile and mysterious works for piano in combinations with other orchestral arrangements and solo, including pitch-based compositions and a graphic work directed by photographs, performed by members of Apartment House in duos, quintets & sextets; works initially commissioned by Another Timbre and Philip Thomas and here performed on piano by Siwan Rhys.

Feldman, Morton / Apartment House: Piano and String Quartet Feldman, Morton / Apartment House:
Piano and String Quartet

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Inspired by the broadcast performance by The Apartment House ensemble of three works by Morton Feldman, Another Timbre requested that they record the exceptional late work of the minimalist composer, Piano and String Quartet, captured at Henry Wood Hall two months later in a stunning interpretation of this enigmatic work of sensually dissipating motion.

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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An epic journey in free vocal improvised music from the trio of vocalist Anna Gadt with Zbigniew Chojnacki on accordion & live electronics and Krzysztof Gradziuk on drums, performing live in the studio in Nieport, Poland, with arrangements, deconstructions and original music by Anna Gadt, along with the theme from "Monumentum pro Gesualdo" by Igor Stravinski.

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.

Parkins, Andrea: Two Rooms From The Memory Palace Parkins, Andrea:
Two Rooms From The Memory Palace

(Infrequent Seams Records -- USA )

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Using piano, synthesizer, electronic feedback, field recordings and amplified objects, sound artist Andrea Parkins' long-cycle installation composition explores time and space in an 8-channel, multi-room work designed so that adjacent acoustical spaces respond to each other, creating shifting and unexpected sonic juxtapositions; CD package include a link to "The Third Room".

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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The collaboration of saxophonist Yedo Gibson and Vasco Trilla, heard as a duo on Multikulti Project and together in projects released on Emanem, NoBusiness and Creative Sources, are heard in this second Fish Wool trio album with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, a uniquely voiced band of two horns and versatile percussion, captured live at the 24th Jazz Cerkno in 2018.

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

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

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Captured at the 2015 Lublin Jazz Festival, the collective trio of Gerard Lebik on tenor saxophone, John Edwards on double bass and Paul Lovens on drums performed a seamless extended improvisation that was divided by index in post-production as parts A through D, but which should be listened to in a single sitting to appreciate their sublime interplay.

Ming Bau Set (feat Gerry Hemingway / Vera Baumann / Florestan Berset): Yakut's Gallop Ming Bau Set (feat Gerry Hemingway / Vera Baumann / Florestan Berset):
Yakut's Gallop

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

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Meeting regularly since 2018, these three Luzern, Switzerland improvisers have developed a shared language of collective creative improv, the best known of the three being drummer & percussionist Gerry Hemingway working with two younger generation musicians, acoustic & electric guitarist Florestan Berset and vocalist Vera Baumann, here in their first wonderfully paced album.

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 )

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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.

Attitude! (Tang / Ishito / Wu): Pause & Effect [VINYL] Attitude! (Tang / Ishito / Wu):
Pause & Effect [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Combining free jazz and post-punk rock forms with pointed commentary about issues of race, gender, the pandemic, and political autonomy, through provocative vocal works expressing modern angst, from three Asian-American female performers living in NYC: tenor saxophonist Ayumi Ishito, drummer Wen-Ting Wu, and activist and Tiananmen Square survivor Rose Tang on voice, guitar & piano.

GULFH of Berlin (Ullmann / Gschlossol / Fink / Leipnitz / Haves): GULFH of Berlin GULFH of Berlin (Ullmann / Gschlossol / Fink / Leipnitz / Haves):
GULFH of Berlin

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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The core quartet of Gulfh of Berlin — Gebhard Ullmann on tenor saxophone & bass clarinet, Gerhard Gschlossl on trombone & sousaphone, Johannes Fink on double bass & cello and Jan Leipnitz on drums & objects — are heard in the studio with guest Michael Haves providing live sound processing, expanding the sound of Gulfh's innovative sound-sculpting avant jazz

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 )

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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.

Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Fifth Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Fifth

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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As on their prior album Q, the Nordic Krokofant free improvising jazz/rock trio of Axel Skalstad on drums & vibes, Tom Hasslan on guitar and Jorgen Mathisen on saxophone are joined by bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (The Thing) and Stale Storlokken (Elephant9, Supersilent), cementing their lineup as they forge adventurous and spectacular playing on this Fifth album.

Sex Magick Wizards: Your Bliss My Joy Sex Magick Wizards:
Your Bliss My Joy

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The sophomore release from this Norwegian instrumental rock band, with all members of the quartet coming from an improvisation/jazz background that fuels their diverse interests in the rock format, from blistering runs, dark blues grooves and even a nod to Swedish folk jazz; a dynamic album of great technical playing but more importantly, a strong commitment to rock.

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.

Shipp, Matthew: Codebreaker [VINYL] Shipp, Matthew:
Codebreaker [VINYL]

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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A fascinating solo piano record from New York free improvising luminary Matthew Shipp, a contemplative album that surprised even the pianist himself as he thoughtfully dissected harmonics to wring melodic fragments that bring sense to discursive streams of thought, his playing both investigational and charming, drawing an unlikely comparison to Bill Evans.

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.

Svobodni (Bennington / Hunger / Priest / Seyler): Mercenary Blues Svobodni (Bennington / Hunger / Priest / Seyler):
Mercenary Blues

(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.

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.

Breylin, Aaron Foster / Luke Martin: Recursive Retent Breylin, Aaron Foster / Luke Martin:
Recursive Retent

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Excerpting part of an eight-hour performance recorded over an amplified live environment of a text score for two pianists using one piano, each positioned at the opposite registers of the piano, one player creating a block of note phrases using intervals of a 2nd or 3rd with each note allowed to decay before the next, repeated by the other player following a set of rules.

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

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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Leveraging the rhythms of his Native American ancestry through deep tom drums, along with percussion focusing around clarion bells, Richmond, VA drummer/percussionist Scott Clark (Scott Clark 4tet, SCUO) brings his listener on a darkly diverse journey through six superb solo drum improvisations, laid out with resolute patience in an epic rhythmic journey.

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 a score incorporated within a choreographic performance presented at the Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki in 2019 from the Greek experimental band Eventless Plot, the core trio of Vasilis Liolios (psaltery & bow), Yiannis Tsirikoglou (electronics) and Aris Giatas (analog synth) extended with Chris Cundy (bass clarinet), Nefeli Sani (piano) and Eva Matsigou (flute).

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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A series of eight "voices" for piano, extended minimal works slowly unfolding in the performance of composer Carlo Inderhees' "8 stimmen" composition for solo piano, expressed by Guy Vandromme as the piece answers the questions "what is music made of?" with the word "voices: a sequence of sounds and silences, with its own consistency".

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Four compositions for strings from German composer Hannes Lingens, including the three-part "Triptych" work performed by the Ensemble CoÔ, a septet directed by bassist Félicie Bazelair that emphasizes bowed strings; and two solo works performed by Bazelair: "Methods and Materials" & "Solo for String Instruments" employing advanced approaches to the double bass.

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

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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Since 2017 the father/son duo of double bassist Michael Formanek and woodwind player Peter Formanek have performed, recorded and toured together, here recording in the studio in 2019 with the wind player on tenor saxophone and clarinet, the familial history and life of collaboration showing in the warmth and easy discourse between the two, heard in 13 succinct improvisations.

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two renditions of two sound works from Massachusetts composer currently based in NYC, Eli Neuman-Hammond, both pieces using slide whistles in scores for multiple performers, captured in the open air in Ridgewood, NY, Washington Square Park, and in Marblehead, MA, each performance a minimal configuration that varies the fingerings or breathwork of the performers.

Rasten, Fredrik (Johan Lindvall): Four Parallel Rivers Rasten, Fredrik (Johan Lindvall):
Four Parallel Rivers

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Norwegian composer Fredrik Rasten, a guitarist who himself has recorded pieces by pianist/composer Johan Lindvall, sees Lindvall beautifully perform 15 of his works for solo equal tempered piano, minimal pieces developed under the influence of Debussy and Bartok's Mikrokosmos compositions along with adaptations of his own microtonal/just intonation work.

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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A collaboration with German soprano vocalist Irene Kurka from London-born composer currently working in China, Toby Charles Roundell, seven works for unaccompanied solo voice, who have worked for several years exploring psalms, antiphons and books from the minor prophets, in seven contemplative works of spiritual, resonant vocal progressions.

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.

Sinton's, Josh Predicate Trio (w / Chris Hoffman / Tom Rainey): Making Bones Sinton's, Josh Predicate Trio (w / Chris Hoffman / Tom Rainey):
Making Bones

(Iluso -- Australia )

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Concentrating on the lower reeds, baritone saxophone and bass clarinetist Josh Sinton's Predicate Trio brings the best of New York's Downtown improv scene through drummer Tom Rainey and cellist Christopher Hoffman, the album opening with a submerged baritone solo leading to seven original Sinton compositions and two uniquely mischievous and informed collective improvisations.

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 unique interpretations of David Henri Thoreau's essay "Walking", "a transcendental essay that analyzes the relationship between man and nature, trying to find a balance between society and our raw animal nature." (Wikipedia), performed by Antoine Beuger, Marianne Schuppe, Stefan Thut, Sylvia Alexandra Schimag and Marie-Cecile Reber.

Wittenburg, Florian : Kranenburg Tree Wittenburg, Florian :
Kranenburg Tree

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Using a metasynth, a software instrument that allows the user to draw or paint music, and a photograph of a small tree observed at a former train station in the German town of Kranenbur, composer Florian Wittenburg generates complex sound structures from the simple structures of the tree's branches used as a template for four rich sonic sketches.

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 )

Price: $17.95

Out of Stock

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.

Leandre, Joelle: At Souillac en Jazz Leandre, Joelle:
At Souillac en Jazz

(Ayler Records -- France )

Price: $14.95

In Stock

An extraordinary solo double bass set recorded at Saint-Jacques church of Cales, Lot, France in 2021 as part of the Souillac en Jazz festival from Joëlle Léandre, reaching into the depths for an incomparable and intensely concentrated display of technical skill and passion on the deep strings; captivating, visceral and cathartic.

Arcane Device: n28 [2 CDS] Arcane Device:
n28 [2 CDS]

(pulsewidth -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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The darker side of David Lee Myer's Arcane Device project, six lettered works from his Noisewall Sessions 2020-2021, using feedback and controlled glitch, delicate noise and drone in long-form extended improvisations; six incredible sonic journeys, each copy of the 2-CD album a in an individual and numbered monoprint package, each copy unique from the other.







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