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Byron, Raymond: Bond Wire Cur [VINYL] Byron, Raymond:
Bond Wire Cur [VINYL]

(ESP -- USA )

Price: $23.95

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New Weird American Movement/Freak Folk singer/songwriter Raymond Byron Magic Raposa (Castanets, Raymond Byron and the White Freighter) writes in both an Americana style, and also in idiosyncratic, imaginative and unusual terms, using strong and unlikely images around ambiguous subjects that make his songs curiously repeatable, here in 20 succinct songs.

Jones Jones (feat. Larry Ochs / Vladimir Tarasov / Mark Dresser): Just Justice Jones Jones (feat. Larry Ochs / Vladimir Tarasov / Mark Dresser):
Just Justice

(ESP -- USA )

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The eccentrically named group "Jones Jones" is the trio of Lithuanian drummer Vladimir Tarasov, NY/West Coast bassist Mark Dresser and Rova Saxophone Quartet saxophonist Larry Ochs, since 2008 expressing humor and vexation at the world in sometimes meditative and sometimes explosive collective free improvisation, here in their 4th outstanding album and their 1st in the studio.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Andy Milne: Fragile Laubrock, Ingrid / Andy Milne:
Fragile

(Intakt -- Austria )

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Following her duo albums on Intakt with pianists Aki Takase and Kris Davis, New York saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock collaborates with pianist Andy Milne (Dapp Theory, M-Base Collective) for ten beautifully empathetic, delicate and sophisticated dialogs, Laubrock performing on tenor & soprano saxophones and Milne at times using preparations.

Lisbeth Quartett (Greve / Schmiedel / Muellbauer / Baumgartner): Release Lisbeth Quartett (Greve / Schmiedel / Muellbauer / Baumgartner):
Release

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Founded in 2008, the Berlin-based Lisbeth Quartett under the direction of saxophonist and composer Charlotte Greve with core members Manuel Schmiedel on piano, Marc Muellbauer on bass and Moritz Baumgartner on drums, present nine lyrically cultured and beautifully fluid pieces through Greve's clever and sophisticated compositions of creative modern jazz.

Murray, David (w/ Brad Jones / Hamid Drake): Seriana Promethea Murray, David (w/ Brad Jones / Hamid Drake):
Seriana Promethea

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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A new piano-less trio led by a modern giant of jazz--saxophonist David Murray--who composed the lyrically upbeat and swinging compositions for this Brave New World Trio with bassist Brad Jones and drummer Hamid Drake, two incredible and innovative players who expand each piece with enthusiastic playing of free and inventive approaches to Murray's music.

Niblock, Phill: Working Touch [USB CARD] Niblock, Phill:
Working Touch [USB CARD]

(Touch -- UK )

Price: $36.95

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A massive archive of drone & ambient composer Phill Niblock's films and music, from recordings made between 2013 and 2016 in festivals and studios around the world, orchestrated with primarily acoustic instruments using rich and closely related harmonics, paired with moving images of people from around the world engaged in work; hypnotic and engrossing.

Shepard, Craig: Broken Silence Shepard, Craig:
Broken Silence

(Music For Contemplation, Inc. -- Austria )

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The music to composer Craig Shepards performance work that presents listeners with text drawn from court testimony in the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, here concentrating on the quiet long tones generated by wind instruments and ebow strings, where pure tones pass between the musicians to build a pulsating chord that then drops away tone by tone.

Shepard, Craig: Trumpet City [2 CDs] Shepard, Craig:
Trumpet City [2 CDs]

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Trumpet City is a 60 minute live-installation of 40 or more trumpets performing outdoors in a public space, first commissioned and presented by the Prasidialdepartement and the Musikpodium of the City of Zurich, these two realization are from recordings at 51st Street, in Manhattan, New York and at Meeker Avenue between Lorimer and Leonard Streets, in Brooklyn, New York.

Shipp, Matthew Trio: World Construct Shipp, Matthew Trio:
World Construct

(ESP -- USA )

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The fourth album from pianist Matthew Shipp's Trio with Michael Bisio on bass and Newman Taylor Baker on drums, a well-sequenced studio recording from short lyrical works leading to diverse moods of creatively unique abstractions and powerfully grooving passages, a wealth of styles and magnificent playing from one of the most interesting piano trios active.

Sommer, Gunter Baby / The Lucaciu 3: Karawane Sommer, Gunter Baby / The Lucaciu 3:
Karawane

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The Lucaciu 3--Antonio Lucaciu (sax), Simon Lucaciu (piano) and Rober Lucaciu (bass)--are joined at Studio Loft in Koln, Germany by legendary Euro Free Jazz drummer Gunter Baby Sommer to record this exceptionally joyful and sophisticated album of creative jazz, with distinctive compositions from band members, alongside text from Hugo Ball and an adaptation of a Béla Bartók motiv.

Tsunoda, Toshiya: Landscape And Voice [VINYL] Tsunoda, Toshiya:
Landscape And Voice [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Austria )

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A truly unique set of compositions juxtaposing lush field recording with disruptive vocal repetitions, vowel sounds from six different speakers, creating disorienting moments that lull the listener into complacency and then startles them with unexpected interference, as the composer explores how he can establish a subjective relationship with natural environments.

WeFreeStrings (Burnham / Laster / Waterman / Filiano): Love in the Form of Sacred Outrage WeFreeStrings (Burnham / Laster / Waterman / Filiano):
Love in the Form of Sacred Outrage

(ESP -- USA )

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Formed in 2011, this 2nd album from WeFreeStrings led by violist and composer Meland Dyer is at its core the trio of Dyer, violinist Gwen Laster and bassist Ken Filiano, expanded on two of the four pieces with cellist Alex Waterman, violinist Charles Burnham and drummer Michael Wimberly, in an impressive collection of exquisite string interactions influenced by social issues.

Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace: The Inflatable Leviathan [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace:
The Inflatable Leviathan [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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The first studio recording for the performing quartet of New York improvisers, Cecilia Lopez (synthesizer), Michael Foster (tenor & soprano saxophones), Sean Ali (double bass) and Eli Wallace (upright piano), taking listeners on an inflating journey from "Stratosphere" to "Exosphere" through unorthodox approaches, from sparse intensity to dense textural interaction.

Rose, Jon / Chris Abrahams: Peggy Rose, Jon / Chris Abrahams:
Peggy

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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"As Frogworth says in one review: 'Two giants of Australian avant-garde music getting together here, dedicating their record to Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks, whose house in Paddington, Sydney is used for residencies/sabbatic...

Landaeus Trio (Nilsson / Landaeus / Aman): A Crisis Of Perception Landaeus Trio (Nilsson / Landaeus / Aman):
A Crisis Of Perception

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Active collaborators for six years at the time of this recording, this is the first time Swedish improvisers Cornelia Nilsson on drums, Johnny Aman on double bass and Mathias Landaeus on piano & keys have recorded together as a trio, performing seven engagingly lyrical compositions from leader Landaeus, on several tracks adding an unusual edge through the use of synths.

Likhachev, Yaroslav Quartet: Occasional Sketches Likhachev, Yaroslav Quartet:
Occasional Sketches

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Performing the embracingly angular compositions of Russian-born, German-based saxophonist Yaroslav Likhachev that pivot on hard bop transformed through inventive approaches, since 2016 Likhachev's Quartet with Yannis Anft on piano, Conrad Noll on bass and Moritz Baranczyk on drums have pursued new forms of expression while maintaining jazz, traditions here in nine well-defined "sketches".

  Tarbaby feat. Oliver Lake:
Dance Of The Evil Toys

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Tarbaby trio of pianist Orrin Evans, drummer Nasheet Waits and double bassist Eric Revis, is joined by trumpeter Josh Lawrence and as with previous albums, featuring acclaimed alto saxophonist Oliver Lake (+ percussionist Dana Murray on track) in an album mixing post-bop, free and lyrical approaches to jazz, with compositions from all four plus a Prince cover.

Taubenfeld's, Ziv Full Sun: Out Of The Beast Came Honey Taubenfeld's, Ziv Full Sun:
Out Of The Beast Came Honey

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Amsterdam-based bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld's sextet perform the leader's innovative compositions that include a tribute to alto saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc, and a graphic composition for Sunny Murray, in a band with Michael Moore (sax & clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone), Nico Chientaroli (piano), Omer Govreen (double bass) and Onno Govaert (drums & percussion).

Fade In (Calcagno / Barcelona / Luparia): Live Fast, Die A Legend Fade In (Calcagno / Barcelona / Luparia):
Live Fast, Die A Legend

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With one foot in 60s free jazz and the other in contemporary improvisation, the pianoless Italian trio Fade In of Federico Calcagno on bass clarinet & clarinet, Pietro Elia Barcellona on contrabass and Marco Luparia on drums perform original compositions, spirited pieces with inventive elements, solid melodic foundation and surprising twists and turns.

Space Quartet (Toral / Antunes / Morao / Torres): Freedom of Tomorrow Space Quartet (Toral / Antunes / Morao / Torres):
Freedom of Tomorrow

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The first quartet album for electronic improviser Rafael Toral's Space Quartet is a live album from Casa das Artes Bissaya Barreto in Coimbra, performed with Hugo Antunes on double bass, Nuno Morao on drums & percussion, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone & electronic instrument, with Toral using acoustic & electronic feedback to bring the classic jazz quartet lineup into new spaces.

LAMIEE . / Drolo Ensemble: The Deafening Moment Of The Whistle After The Noise LAMIEE . / Drolo Ensemble:
The Deafening Moment Of The Whistle After The Noise

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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A truly fascinating and seamless hybrid of improvised and composed music, alongside an exploration of feedback and "its acoustic double, a harmonic noise", from the merging of two projects--LAMIEE and Dròlo Ensemble--plus Italian poli-instrumentalists Nicholas Remondino and Andrea Giordano (OTONN), yielding wonderfully complex and enveloping sound worlds.

Davis, Gareth / Machinefabriek: Standards (of Sorts) Davis, Gareth / Machinefabriek:
Standards (of Sorts)

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )

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"Standards (of Sorts) takes the most simple idea of the Jazz Standard, of improvising on a given theme, and puts this in a new perspective. Using both 'standards' and how we can 'misremember' as starting concepts, rather than dive into ...

Hydra Ensemble (Almeida / Hitz / Gregov / Zuydervelt): Vistas Hydra Ensemble (Almeida / Hitz / Gregov / Zuydervelt):
Vistas

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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The second album from the Hydra Ensemble (Goncalo Almeida on double bass, Lucija Gregov on cello, Nina Hitz on cello, Rutger Zuydervelt on electronics) is a live recording with no audience from the Worm club in Rotterdam during the pandemic, reaching deeper into their masterful world of darkly intense chamber improv and electronics, slowly yielding to a spaciously brighter ending.

Zuydervelt, Rutger / Bruno Duplant: Synchronicite Zuydervelt, Rutger / Bruno Duplant:
Synchronicite

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )

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Powerfully warm swells of organ drones and intricate textures, creating clouds of beautiful sonic environments to wrap around your ears, from the duo of Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) on electronics and Bruno Duplant on organ, Zuydervelt adding sonic interest and a psychedelic touch to the majestic power of Duplant's extended chords.

Harris, Bill: Blinking Glue Harris, Bill:
Blinking Glue

(Amalgam -- USA )

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An extension of his prior solo record, ONOMAT, Chicago drummer & percussionist Bill Harris also uses a prepared floor tom and feedback in this unedited 25 minute live performance at Music Garage in Illinois, notated for six track section as he explores unique rhythmic concepts augmented with encompassing environmental sonics and unusual disruptive elements.

Abhorrent Expanse (Polipnick / Fratzke / Courage / Glenn): Gateways To Resplendence Abhorrent Expanse (Polipnick / Fratzke / Courage / Glenn):
Gateways To Resplendence

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Covering vast approaches to improvised and experimental music, based around scrabbly free playing, dark rock intensity, experimental and abstract tapestries of sound and unexpected transitions,the Minneapolis quartet of guitarists Luke Polipnick & Erik Fratzke, bassist Brian Courage and drummer Tim Glenn tell a consistent narrative of urgently creative exploration; gripping.

Success Pistols (Finer / Bevins / Davidovici / Hong): First Shot Success Pistols (Finer / Bevins / Davidovici / Hong):
First Shot

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Borrowing from jazz/improvised music, new compositional forms and avant reductionist traditions, the Montreal quartet Success Pistol release their debut album of compositions by saxophonist Dustin Finder, oral instructions including game pieces that leave room for improvisation; with Scott Bevins on trumpet, and husband and wife duo Eli Davidovici on bass and Mili Hong on drums.

Moore, Allen / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris: Hearsay Moore, Allen / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris:
Hearsay

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Unusual textures, unlikely orchestration and unconventional rhythmic directions from the Chicago electroacoustic improv trio of Allen Moore on turntables & records casted with various material, Ishmael Ali on cello, guitar & electronics and Bill Harris on drums & percussion, captured live at Marmalade in Chicago in 2021 for a diverse set of experimental and absorbing improvisations.

Tong, Brianna / Johanna Brock / Andrew Scott Young / Ishmael Ali: Akjai Tong, Brianna / Johanna Brock / Andrew Scott Young / Ishmael Ali:
Akjai

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Part of the Chi Away project bringing together new collaborations of Chicago improvisers, Akjai is the unique experimental chamber jazz quartet of Brianna Tong on vocals, Johanna Brock on voice & violin, Ishmael Ali on cello and Andrew Scott Young on double bass, blurring 20th century classical music, art song and free jazz with texts by Brianna Tong, Octavia Butler, and RA Washington.

McKenna, Wills / Norman W. Long / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris: Anemoi [2 CDs] McKenna, Wills / Norman W. Long / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris:
Anemoi [2 CDs]

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Part of cellist Ishmael Ali's Chi Away Project recording small ensembles of new collaborations between Chicago musicians of diverse backgrounds, this live recording of energetic and unique free jazz and ea-improv was captured at Marmalade in 2021, bringing together Ali, drummer Bill Harris, saxophonist & flutist Wills McKenna and sound artist Normal W. Long.

Physique (Sam Scranton / Neil Quigley): Curve Tote Physique (Sam Scranton / Neil Quigley):
Curve Tote

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Creating soundscapes from homemade instruments, Text-To-Speech, AI voices, lap steel guitar, found objects, field recording, &c., the duo of sound artists Sam Scranton from Chicago and Neil Quigley from Kilkenny, Ireland, present six unusually unfolding compositions of deceptively relaxed environments layered with mysterious elements and a sly sense of humor.

Harris, Bill: ONOMAT Harris, Bill:
ONOMAT

(Amalgam -- USA )

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A diverse and confident set of solo drums improvisations, acoustic or in tandem with metal and wooden objects, microphone amplification, drum feedback manipulation and close-microphone use on a detuned floor tom, in the first solo release from Chicago drummer and Amalgam label leader Bill Harris recording live at the Music Garage, in Chicago.

AAVD Trio (Alexander Adams / Danny Andrade / Daniel Van Duerm): Anti Glow AAVD Trio (Alexander Adams / Danny Andrade / Daniel Van Duerm):
Anti Glow

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Experimental improvisation driven by the foundations of electric piano, organ & electronics of Chicago keyboardist Daniel Van Duerm, fueled by the flexible and unusual drumming of Alexander Adams and passionately expanded by the cathartic tenor sax wrangling of Danny Andrade, dark and light come together to form an "anti-glow" from this intriguing young trio.

Cordoba (Brianna Tong / Eric Novak / Cam Cunningham / Zach Bain-Selbo / Khalyle Hagood / Zach Upton- Cordoba (Brianna Tong / Eric Novak / Cam Cunningham / Zach Bain-Selbo / Khalyle Hagood / Zach Upton-Davis):
Specter

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Combining elements of neo-soul, jazz fusion and hip hop, the Cordoba genre-bending sextet from Chicago use their warm, slightly off-center grooves to present vocalist Brianna Tong's articulate lyrics that observe and reflect on the state of world, the band's arrangements extended on five songs with the Latin America-influenced Kaia String Quartet.

Baker, Jim / Brandon Lopez / Bill Harris: Dura Baker, Jim / Brandon Lopez / Bill Harris:
Dura

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Recorded while double bassist Brandon Lopez was in Chicago, frequent collaborators from two generations--keyboardist Jim Baker on piano and Arp Synth and drummer/percussionist Bill Harris--joined together to record this live-in-the-studio album of highly interactive, explorative, propulsive and often cathartic free improvisation.

Machinefabriek w/ Anne Bakker: Wisps Machinefabriek w/ Anne Bakker:
Wisps

(Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) -- Netherlands )

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The followup to their album Oehoe, electroacoustic composer Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) developed this set of 10 tracks from improvised recordings on violin, viola and voice by Anne Bakker, creating a fascinating and succinct set of compositions through the deconstruction of her virtuosic playing and Zuydervelt's electronic additions.

Baldwin, Nat : The Red Barn [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Baldwin, Nat :
The Red Barn [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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A short book of fiction depicting dark scenes from the ambience of extraordinary normalcy, descriptive texts insinuating horror from everyday occurrence, written by double bassist Nat Baldwin and published by Calamari Press in 2017, here in an audio version of excerpts narrated by Baldwin himself, performing on double bass through two panned tracks of unusual improvisations.

Kidambi, Amirtha / Luke Stewart: Zenith/Nadir [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Kidambi, Amirtha / Luke Stewart:
Zenith/Nadir [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Referencing the highs and lows to which the NY duo of free improvising vocalist Amirtha Kidambi and bassist Luke Stewart take their listeners, both bringing along electronics as they divert between clear acoustics and extreme processing, pouring out the turbulence of the time with a unique sense of duress and oddly hopeful musing; frighteningly unique and fascinating.

Baldwin, Nat: Autonomia II: Recombinations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLAOD] Baldwin, Nat:
Autonomia II: Recombinations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLAOD]

(Traced Objects -- USA )

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Four unedited performances of extreme double bass work from Tripticks label leader Nat Baldwin, merging free playing with extraneous bass sounds, noise and unusual techniques, yielding a muscular set of double bass improvisations, the opening tracks building technique around fractured lyrical expression as the album builds to the closing "negation" of burning intensity.

Olencki, Weston: Old Time Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Olencki, Weston:
Old Time Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

Price: $8.95

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"Following the conceptual avant-hillbilly trajectory of their previous SUPERPANG release "Verd Mont", "Old Time Music" is composer/improviser Weston Olencki's newest collection of historically-driven sound works. The album's three piece...

Sousa, Pedro Alves  (w/ Simoes / Silva / Abras / Ferrandini): Ma Estrela Sousa, Pedro Alves (w/ Simoes / Silva / Abras / Ferrandini):
Ma Estrela

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist & electroacoustic improviser Pedro Sousa (Pao, Lisbon Freedom Unit, Sousa / Berthling / Ferrandini) was commissioned by Lisbon's Jazz in the Park to create this hybrid work of jazz, electronica and dub, performed with collaborators, drummer Gabriel Ferrandini (PeterGabriel, Red Trio), Simão Simões (electronics), Bruno Silva (electronics), and Miguel Abras (bass).

Gantar, Miha: Introducing [5 CD Box] Gantar, Miha:
Introducing [5 CD Box]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An introduction to Amsterdam-based, Slovenian pianist & composer Miha Gantar in a specially priced 5-CD box, performing his diverse and sophisticated compositions in a variety of configurations from solo, duo, trio, quartet & large ensemble, with notable participants including Gerry Hemingway, Christian Lillinger and Axel Dorner; liner notes by Nate Wooley.

Flak (w/ Amado / Alves / Rebelo / Rodrigues / Lopes): Magpie Live Flak (w/ Amado / Alves / Rebelo / Rodrigues / Lopes):
Magpie Live

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Portuguese legendary rocker and experimenter Flak (Rádio Macau, Maquina do Almoco Da Pancadas) invited an ensemble of rock, free improvisors and electronic musicians--Rodrigo Amado, José Lencastre, Luís Lopes, Guilherme Rodrigues, Francisco Rebelo and Rui Alves--for this improvised live performance in Lisbon, merging genres in inventive and intriguing ways.

Silvola, Juhani: Wolf Hour Roundelay Silvola, Juhani:
Wolf Hour Roundelay

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Finnish/Norwegian guitarist Juhani Silvola describes the music on this fascinating solo album, performed on acoustic and prepared acoustic guitars (using objects below and above the strings) and augmenting his playing with electronics & amplifiers, as "speculative sonic archaeology" or "ritual music made by a civilisation that could have stepped off the pages of a Jorge Luis Borges story.

Quatuor Umlaut (Karl Naegelen / Morton Feldman): Calques Quatuor Umlaut (Karl Naegelen / Morton Feldman):
Calques

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Founded by violinists Amaryllis Billet and Anna Jalving, with Fanny Paccoud on viola and Sarah Ledoux on cello, Quatuor Umlaut presents their first recordings, joined by clarinetist Joris Ruhl for two pieces: "Calques" by composer Karl Naegelen using effects of transparency and fusion of tones; and Morton Feldman's highly textured "Clarinet and String Quartet".

Capece, Lucio / Katie Porter: Phase To Phase Capece, Lucio / Katie Porter:
Phase To Phase

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Rich harmonics and interstitial interactions between two bass clarinets, as Utah-based Katie Porter and Berlin-based Lucio Capece exchanged recordings to develop two compositions, the first focusing on expression in the context of freedom in time, the 2nd using strict time to explore the effects of overlapping-phasing; reference The International Nothing.

Angles: A Muted Reality Angles:
A Muted Reality

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The chameleonic configuration of Angles is here an octet, in a powerfully building and passionate set of three recordings performed by Martin Kuchen (alto sax), Magnus Broo & Goran Kajfes (trumpets), Mats Aleklint (trombone), Mattias Stahl (vibraphone), Alexander Zethson (piano & synth), Konrad Agnas (drums) and Johan Berthling (double bass); exemplary.

Smith, Wadada Leo: String Quartets Nos. 1-12  [7-CD BOXSET] Smith, Wadada Leo:
String Quartets Nos. 1-12 [7-CD BOXSET]

(Tum -- Finland )

Price: $119.95

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Since 1965 Wadada Leo Smith has developed string quartets influenced by a diverse set of composers including Ornette Coleman, Claude Debussy, Howlin' Wolf, Scott Joplin, Olly Wilson, &c. heard here in 12 Quartets from 3 major periods of his work, compositions exploring the African-American experience, with scores that leave room for interpretation and expression from his players.

Smith, Wadada Leo: The Emerald Duets [5 CD BOX SET] Smith, Wadada Leo:
The Emerald Duets [5 CD BOX SET]

(Tum -- Finland )

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Part of his 80th Anniversary celebration and subtitled "The Art Of The Trumpeter And Drummers", this 5-CD box set brings legendary improviser Wadada Leo Smith together with four long-time collaborators and masterful drummers--Andrew Cyrille, Jack DeJohnette, Pheeroan akLaff and Han Bennink--with Smith performing on both piano and trumpet.

Brotzmann, Peter / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink: 3 Points And A Mountain [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink:
3 Points And A Mountain [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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A wonderfully idiosyncratic and masterful live recording from the Akademie der Kunste in Berlin, 1979, in this reissue of the 1979 FMP LP from the trio of Peter Brotzmann on alto & tenor saxophones, E flat & A clarinets & bass clarinet, Misha Mengelberg on piano and Han Bennink on drums, with a bit of free bop, some free insanity, and passages of stark beauty.

Globe Unity Orchestra & The Choir Of The NDR-Broadcast: Hamburg '74  [VINYL] Globe Unity Orchestra & The Choir Of The NDR-Broadcast:
Hamburg '74 [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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A tremendous concert from the 1974, 105th NDR Jazzworkshop at the Funkhaus Hamburg from the influential free jazz ensemble Globe Unity Orchestra with a who's who of European Free Jazz players (Brotzmann, schoof, Parker, Rutherford, Bailey, Kowald, Bennink, Lovens, Schlippenbach, &c) in a Satirical Oratorio in seven parts with the NDR Choir, plus Schoof's "Kontraste Und Synthesen".

Bauer / Graewe / Lindberg: Sottobosco Bauer / Graewe / Lindberg:
Sottobosco

(Random Acoustics -- Germany )

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Performing live at Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Austria in 2018, the trio of Conrad Bauer on trombone, Georg Graewe on piano and John Lindberg on double bass present eight free improvisations based around compositionsal structures from all three musicians, their tight interaction, intent listening and powerful technical skills a testement to their long history in European Free Jazz.

Knuffke, Kirk Trio (w/ Bisio / Shipp): Gravity Without Airs  [2 CDs] Knuffke, Kirk Trio (w/ Bisio / Shipp):
Gravity Without Airs [2 CDs]

(Tao Forms -- USA )

Price: $19.95

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A mix of original compositions and collective improvisations from the NY trio of cornetist Kirk Knuffke, bassist Michael Bisio and pianist Matthew Shipp, in a double album of exemplary creative jazz from three players steeped in both tradition and forward-thinking approaches to improvisation, filled with spectacular playing from enthusiastic to introspective; a superb release.

Harnik, Elisabeth: Superstructure - Holding Up A Bridge Harnik, Elisabeth:
Superstructure - Holding Up A Bridge

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Two works from Austrian pianist and composer Elisabeth Harnik sharing a subtle and complex aesthetic balancing acoustics & electronic instruments through extended approaches while accommodating composed and improvisation sections: Holding Up A Bridge commissioned by Viennese ensemble Studio Dan; and Superstructure performed by ALL Ears Area Ensemble.

Leandre, Joelle / Pauline Oliveros / George Lewis: Play As You Go Leandre, Joelle / Pauline Oliveros / George Lewis:
Play As You Go

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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An incredible concert of free jazz legends from long-time collaborators Pauline Oliveros on electric accordion, Joëlle Léandre on contrabass & voice, George Lewis on trombone, laptop & electronics, recorded by the national Czech radio station during the festival VS. Interpretation in Prague in July 2014 in a masterful 8-part collective improvisation.

O'Rourke, Jim / Mats Gustafsson: Xylophonen Virtuosen O'Rourke, Jim / Mats Gustafsson:
Xylophonen Virtuosen

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Dedicated to Derek Bailey, these long out of print, subtle and delicate duo recordings captured in Chicago between Mats Gustafsson on tenor sax, fluteophone, flute & "junk" and Jim O'Rourke on guitar, accordeon and also on "junk", were originally released in 1999 on the Incus label, here remastered, in some cases remixed, and adding previously unreleased material.

O'Rourke, Jim / Mats Gustafsson: Xylophonen Virtuosen [VINYL 2 LPs] O'Rourke, Jim / Mats Gustafsson:
Xylophonen Virtuosen [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Dedicated to Derek Bailey, these long out of print, subtle and delicate duo recordings captured in Chicago between Mats Gustafsson on tenor sax, fluteophone, flute & "junk" and Jim O'Rourke on guitar, accordeon and also on "junk", were originally released in 1999 on the Incus label, here remastered, in some cases remixed, and adding previously unreleased material.

Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi: Churning of the Ocean [VINYL] Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi:
Churning of the Ocean [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Dark, often unsettling and rich in detail and innuendo, bassist Marc Urselli brings together this quartet with Lee Ranaldo on guitar, pedals & bells, Jim Jarmusch on guitars, pedals & synth, and Balazs Pandi on drums for their second album of sublimely tension-filled improvisation, patiently building to stealthy momentum and retreating back into night.

Amado, Rodrigo / This Is Our Language Quartet: Let The Free Be Men [VINYL] Amado, Rodrigo / This Is Our Language Quartet:
Let The Free Be Men [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Referencing Ornette Coleman in the group name, Portuguese tenor saxophonist engages three US free jazz players--legendary saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee, double bassist Kent Kessler and drummer Chris Corsano--for this 2017 concert at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, capturing four exemplary, at times explosive, and always tightly interactive collective improvisations.

Weston, Matt: Sparky 4 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Weston, Matt:
Sparky 4 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(7272music -- USA )

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The 4th installment in percussionist & composer Matt Weston's serialized opera for percussion ensemble + electronics, a set of narratives and counter-narratives that explore mental health struggles as they develop over time in varying circumstances, realized through a combination of site-specific graphic, multidimensional and instantaneous scores.







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