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Ackerley, Jessica / Patrick Shiroishi / Chris Williams / Luke Stewart / Jason Nazary: SSWAN: Invisib Ackerley, Jessica / Patrick Shiroishi / Chris Williams / Luke Stewart / Jason Nazary:
SSWAN: Invisibility is an Unnatural Disaster

(577 Records -- USA )

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Rugged, experimental and avant jazz in the debut album from the SSWAN group of Patrick Shiroishi on saxophones, Chris Williams on trumpet, Jessica Ackerley on electric guitar, Luke Stewart on bass and Jason Nazary on drums, the group focused first on sound and velocity rather than pitch and harmonic information as they carve out a unique space between free jazz and free improv.

Matthews, Wade / Carmen Morales: Fall Five Improvisations Matthews, Wade / Carmen Morales:
Fall Five Improvisations

(Aural Terrains -- UK )

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Inspired by and recorded at the basilica of a former monastery overlooking a valley in southern Spain, the duo of Wade MatthInspired by and recorded at the basilica of a former monastery overlooking a valley in southern Spain, the duo of Wade Matthews on digital synthesis & field recordings and Carmen Morales on prepared piano, present improvisations with a unique palette of timbres, contrasting spacious moments against rapid interaction as they "Plunge and Tumble" through five captivating dialogs.ews on digital synthesis & field recordings and Carmen Morales on prepared piano, present improvisations with a unique palette of timbres, contrasting spacious moments with rapid interaction as they "Plunge and Tumble" through five captivating dialogs.

Gargaud, Guillaume / Patrice Grente: Intuition's Days Gargaud, Guillaume / Patrice Grente:
Intuition's Days

(Open Systems Records -- USA )

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The first recording between French improvisers, guitarist Guillaume Gargaud and double bassist Patrice Grente, who began their work together in 2016 performing noise and minimalist music, increasing the frequency of their collaborations until a forced 1 year break, meeting again in 2021 to record this beautifully complementing set of all-acoustic duos.

Kaiser, Henry / Anthony Pirog: Figure / Ground Kaiser, Henry / Anthony Pirog:
Figure / Ground

(Ramble Records -- Australia )

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A gorgeous album of duo work from West Coast guitarist Henry Kaiser and D.C. guitarist Anthony Pirog, creating "ground" structures of beautifully rich harmonics over which "figures" of virtuosic guitar playing emerge and submerge, the overlap creating almost hallucinatory effects as the listener is transfixed somewhere between exquisite foregrounds and backgrounds.

Rose, Jon: State of Play [2 CDs] Rose, Jon:
State of Play [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- Australia )

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An expansive double album from Australian violinist and mad genius Jon Rose, in solo, duo and odd orchestral settings, including tracks with Jim Denley, Clayton Thomas, Robbie Avenaim, &c.; a project with a 32-string automaton violin + string ensemble; a work for a casino-music driven player-piano; a dueling banjo and interactively bowed violin, &c. &c.; masterfully inexplicable!

Zorn / Chadbourrne / Bradfield / Baker / Hutton: John Zorn's OIympiad - Vol. 2 Fencing 1978 Zorn / Chadbourrne / Bradfield / Baker / Hutton:
John Zorn's OIympiad - Vol. 2 Fencing 1978

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two exceptional live performances of John Zorn's interactive "Fencing" concept leading free improv into unusual directions, from the early Downtown NY scene in 1978, first at Zorn's own loft in the trio of guitarists Eugene Chadbourne, Duck Baker and Randy Hutton; then at Bard College, in Kingston, NY with Zorn on multiple reeds, Chadbourne on guitar and Polly Bradfield on violin.

Zorn, John (Marsella / Roeder / Smith): Suite for Piano Zorn, John (Marsella / Roeder / Smith):
Suite for Piano

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Blurring the lines between composed and improvised music, John Zorn's ten-part composition in his "Suite for Piano" was inspired in part by the Goldberg Variations and Schoenberg's solo piano music, set in the classic piano trio format and performed by extraordinary New York musicians and improvisers, Brian Marsella on piano, Jorge Roeder on bass, and Ches Smith on drums.

Brice, Ollie (w / Challenger / Glaser / Yarde / Musson / Crowley / Bonney / Macari / Roberts / Hunte Brice, Ollie (w / Challenger / Glaser / Yarde / Musson / Crowley / Bonney / Macari / Roberts / Hunter):
Trio / Octet: Fire Hills [2 CDs]

(West Hill Records -- UK )

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Trio & Octet compositions from UK double bassist Olie Brice: "Fire Hills" in five parts, commissioned by Jazz South and performed by the trio of Brice, Tom Challenger (sax) and Will Glaser (drums); then three pieces including the title track, with Alex Bonney & Kim Macari (trumpets), Jason Yarde, George Crowley, Cath Roberts & Rachel Musson (saxophones), and Johnny Hunter (drums).

Ayler, Albert Quintet: At Slugs' Saloon 1966, Revisited Ayler, Albert Quintet:
At Slugs' Saloon 1966, Revisited

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

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Combining the two Italian ESP/BASE LPs from 1982 and the 1995 ESP reissues, this spectacular concert with perhaps Ayler's most essential band--Ayler on tenor sax, Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, Lewis Worrell on double bass and Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums--is fully remastered to bring out more details from the complete, ecstatic 1966 concert.

Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi: Live! Volume 1: Erie Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi:
Live! Volume 1: Erie

(577 Records -- USA )

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Working together in tours and recording since 2005, the NY trio of multi-reedist and wind player Daniel Carter, bassis William Parker and drummer/percussionist Federico Ughi are joined by saxophonist Watson Jennison also on flute, recorder and keyboards for this enlightened album of modern and transcendent jazz in a limited, remastered LP edition with bonus material.

Eichenberger, Markus / Christoph Gallio: Unison Polyphony Eichenberger, Markus / Christoph Gallio:
Unison Polyphony

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

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A seeming contradiction in terms, the unison voices and divergent polyphony that emerges best describes the subtle interactions between these two Swiss reed players--Markus Eichenberger on clarinet and Christoph Gallio (Day & Taxi) on soprano and C-Melody saxophones--their "harmony of coherence" strategies guiding their melodic interlacing and fragmentation.

Corner, Philip: On Tape From The Judson Years Corner, Philip:
On Tape From The Judson Years

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )

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Early tape collage works from Fluxus founder and member of the Experimental Media Foundation Philip Corner, five distinct pieces recorded and developed between 1962 to 1963 in New York's Lower East Side, including Lucinda Pastime" for a a dance piece by Lucinda Childs, and "Oracle, a Canata on Images of War" commissioned by the Living Theatre; includes a 16-page booklet.

Dempsey, Craig Lee : 22:00 (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD) Dempsey, Craig Lee :
22:00 (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )

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Atlanta, GA sound artist Craig Lee Dempsey (US Prisms, Ben Trickey Full Band, The Weight, Thoroughbred) issues his first fully solo album of ambient drones developed from guitar and synthesizer sources, with rich implied rhythmic pulses that slowly evolve through the six pieces on this cassette & download release, all six pieces adding up to 22 minutes of sound.

Fire! w/ Stephen O'Malley / David Sandstrom: Requies [VINYL 1-SIDED EP w/ SCREEN PRINT on B-SIDE] Fire! w/ Stephen O'Malley / David Sandstrom:
Requies [VINYL 1-SIDED EP w/ SCREEN PRINT on B-SIDE]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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A one-side EP with a screen print on the B-Side, of a raucous, dark and incredibly epic journey in heavy electric jazz from Fire! configured as the quintet of Mats Gustafsson on bass saxophone, organ & live electronics, Johan Berthling on electric bass, Andreas Werliin on drums, Stephen O'Malley on guitar and David Sandstrom on drums; awe inspiring!

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Imminent Death [VINYL 2 LPs] Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Imminent Death [VINYL 2 LPs]

(God Records -- USA )

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The ever-shifting lineup of jazz/no-wave/avant/aberrant improvisers The Flying Luttenbachers, anchored by drummer Weasel Walters, brings multi-reedist Matt Nelson, two guitarists (Brandon Seabrook & Henry Kaiser), bassist Tim Dahl and Brad Laner on synth for an aggressively informed and excitingly unpredictable album of superb playing and possibly bad intention; recommended!

Heroes Are Gang Leaders: LeAutoRoiOgraphy [BLACK VINYL] Heroes Are Gang Leaders:
LeAutoRoiOgraphy [BLACK VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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Led by tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, this 12-piece ensemble of pointed and ecstatic free jazz and spoken word are heard at the 2019 Sons D'Hiver Festival in Paris, 2019, their sound influenced by chamber elements and sharpened through insightful and demanding observations and the influence of Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones).

Jeong, Eunhye (Jeong / Burik / Ridley / Mela / Kim): End of Time / KM-53 Project Vol. 1 Jeong, Eunhye (Jeong / Burik / Ridley / Mela / Kim):
End of Time / KM-53 Project Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )

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An energetic and sophisticated album of free improvisation based around three compositions by and under the direction of Boston-based South Korean pianist Eunhye Jeong, in a quintet with Allison Burik on alto saxophone & bass clarinet, Max Ridley on double bass, Francisco Mela on drums and Mina Kim on cello, who also performs Jeong's solo work for cello on the center track.

Knuffke, Kirk Trio (w/ Bisio / Shipp): Gravity Without Airs [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD] Knuffke, Kirk Trio (w/ Bisio / Shipp):
Gravity Without Airs [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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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.

Wilson, Kelsey: Secular Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Wilson, Kelsey:
Secular Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )

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An album of sonic environments reflecting on religion in the Southeast from Atlanta, GA drummer and sound artist Kelsey Wilson, using organ, tapes and field recordings to create dark and brooding meditations intended for loud playback, five opaquely layered constructions of ambience and drone, crackling tape loops, low-tones synths and disembodied voices.

Graewe, Georg Quintet: New Movements Graewe, Georg Quintet:
New Movements

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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First-ever reissue of the 1976 FMP album from the adventurous German hard-bop quintet led by pianist Georg Graewe, with Horst Grabosch on trumpet, Harald Dau on saxophones, Hans Schneider on bass and Achim Kramer on drums, embracing post-bop, freebop, free jazz, and free improvisation in an exciting live recording from "Jazz Now" at the Quarter Latin in Berlin, Germany in 1976.

Graewe, Georg Quintet: Pink Pong Graewe, Georg Quintet:
Pink Pong

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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A year and a half after their live debut on FMP, the German free/hard-bop quintet led by pianist Georg Graewe with Horst Grabosch on trumpet, Harald Dau on saxophones, Hans Schneider on bass and Achim Kramer on drums, recorded this studio album of extraordinary free improv presenting brilliantly intricate and exciting compositions, here in its first fully remastered reissue.

Lacy, Steve / Evan Parker: Chirps Lacy, Steve / Evan Parker:
Chirps

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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The first reissue in three decades of the 1985 SAJ Series FMP album bringing together legendary saxophonists Steve Lacy and Evan Parker, both on soprano saxophone, for two extended improvisations of magnificent reed interactions and a final coda, performed live during Summer Music at Haus am Waldsee, in Berlin, 1985; an essential album of masterful musicianship.

Reichel, Hans: Bonobo Beach: Some More Guitar Solos Reichel, Hans:
Bonobo Beach: Some More Guitar Solos

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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The fourth and final record of solo guitar works from German guitarist and instrument inventor Hans Reichel, perhaps the most lyrical of the lot as he improvises on an unusual set of guitars, including a fretless Spanish guitar, 6 & 12 string guitars with extra frets, and an electric pick-behind-the-bridge guitar; fully restored artwork includes Reichel's amusing insert.

Falco / Sinton / Wilson: Adumbrations Falco / Sinton / Wilson:
Adumbrations

(FiP recordings -- USA )

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Taking the place of both bass and horn in this uniquely orchestrated piano trio, the long friendship of NY improviser Josh Sinton on baritone sax, bass clarinet & flute with Boston-area improvisers, pianist Jed Wilson and drummer Tony Falco, is heard in the intimate and warm dialog the three share in their 2021 performance at the Soul Shop in Medford, Massachusetts.

Sinton, Josh: Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 "H" Sinton, Josh:
Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 "H"

(FiP recordings -- USA )

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Six etude studies originally written by Steve Lacy in the 1980s, with whom NY baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton collaborated in the early 2000s, and who gave his blessings to Sinton's approach and adaption of each, developed subsequently for 20 years and recorded in 2021 for this album, demonstrating Sinton's personal approach to both Lacy's material and with the deep reed saxophone.

Tragic Assembly: Blood Drains And Memories Tragic Assembly:
Blood Drains And Memories

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )

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Columbia Icefield (Nate Wooley / Mary Halvorson / Ryan Sawyer): Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes Columbia Icefield (Nate Wooley / Mary Halvorson / Ryan Sawyer):
Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )

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The second outing for trumpeter and composer Nate Wooley's Columbia Icefield band with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar, Ryan Sawyer on drums, plus violist Mat Maneri and bassist Trevor Dunn joining for one track; an album of sublime and subtly complex sondscapes in beautiful abstractions that evolve to exceptional group and solo interplay.

Smith, Ches (w/ Bill Frisell / Mat Maneri / Craig Taborn): Interpret It Well Smith, Ches (w/ Bill Frisell / Mat Maneri / Craig Taborn):
Interpret It Well

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )

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Expanding drummer and composer Ches Smith's working band of violist Mat Maneri and pianist Craig Taborn with guitarist Bill Frisell, who had joined the band for one live gig that felt so natural that recording as a quartet was a natural conclusion, heard here in seven compositions that allow room for band members to improvise or "Interpret" on the compositions themselves.

Chicago Plan, The (Swell / Ullmann / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang): For New Zealand Chicago Plan, The (Swell / Ullmann / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang):
For New Zealand

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Featuring compositions from both trombonist Steve Swell and tenor saxophonist & bass clarinetist Gebhard Ulmann, the second album from The Chicago Plan with cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and drummer Michael Zerang is captured in the studio in Augsburg, Germany for six exceptional modern jazz recordings from a profoundly masterful and experienced transatlantic band.

Kuchen / Fernandez / Kaucic: The Steps That Resonate Kuchen / Fernandez / Kaucic:
The Steps That Resonate

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Uniquely orchestrated with all three members bringing a trove of objects & percussion, the trio of Martin Küchen on saxophones, Agustí Fernández on piano and Zlatko Kaučič on drums are heard in this two-part live concert at BUMF festival in Smartno, Slovenia, for a superb example of intent listening and use of space around confident, stunningly creative & virtuosic playing.

Matthews, Wade / Carmen Morales: Fall Five Improvisations <i>[Used Item]</i> Matthews, Wade / Carmen Morales:
Fall Five Improvisations [Used Item]

(Aural Terrains -- UK )

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Inspired by and recorded at the basilica of a former monastery overlooking a valley in southern Spain, the duo of Wade MatthInspired by and recorded at the basilica of a former monastery overlooking a valley in southern Spain, the duo of Wade Matthews on digital synthesis & field recordings and Carmen Morales on prepared piano, present improvisations with a unique palette of timbres, contrasting spacious moments against rapid interaction as they "Plunge and Tumble" through five captivating dialogs.ews on digital synthesis & field recordings and Carmen Morales on prepared piano, present improvisations with a unique palette of timbres, contrasting spacious moments with rapid interaction as they "Plunge and Tumble" through five captivating dialogs.

McPhee / Edwards / Kugel: Existential Moments McPhee / Edwards / Kugel:
Existential Moments

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The 3rd album from the touring trio of Joe McPhee on trumpet & tenor sax, John Edwards on double bass and Klaus Kugel on drums, following their previous NotTwo releases A Night In Alchemia and Journey To Parazzar, here captured live at FreeJazzSaar 2019, in Saarbrucken, Germany for a boisterously exciting set of three collective improvisations, including a tip of the hat to Charles Gayle.

Pavone, Jessica / Lukas Koenig / Matt Mottel: Spam Likely Pavone, Jessica / Lukas Koenig / Matt Mottel:
Spam Likely

(577 Records -- USA )

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Self-describing their approach to improvisation as a "free-range sonic stew", the trio of Jessica Pavone on viola & electronics, Lukas Koenig (MOPCUT) on drums and Matt Mottel (Talibam!) on keytar & guitar, find common ground in extended conversations, both through rapid and weaving interactions and in expansive evolutions of sweeping sonic inspiration.

Robinson / Whitecage / Filiano / Grassi: Live @ VisionFest20 Robinson / Whitecage / Filiano / Grassi:
Live @ VisionFest20

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Dedicated to the memory of reed & wind players Perry Robinson and Mark Whitecage, both of whom have passed since they took part in this tremendous 2015 live recording recorded at the 20th VisionFest in NYC, in a quartet with bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Lou Grassi for three collective free improvisations, particularly the extended first piece dedicated to late trumpeter Roy Campbell.

Lami, Giovanni / Giovanni di Domenico: Retrogress [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Lami, Giovanni / Giovanni di Domenico:
Retrogress [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )

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Four recordings from the collaboration of Italian sound artists Giovanni Di Domenico and Giovanni Lami, two prolific experimenters using real time manipulation of sounds that include piano, electronics and subliminal pulses, creating haunting cycles of muted progressions enveloped in harmonic environments, both tranquil and energetically compelling.

Nakajima, Rie / Takahiro Kawaguchi: Utsuho [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Nakajima, Rie / Takahiro Kawaguchi:
Utsuho [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )

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"Crickets chirping, cicadas whining, bees buzzing: the sonic charm of insects rests on their ability to make noise without thinking about it, to swell into a clicking, buzzing cacophony that seemingly has no intention or reason. We tend...

Various Artists: Free Percussion/Water [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Various Artists:
Free Percussion/Water [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )

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"An international compilation of exploratory percussionists working to the theme of water. "-Tsss Tapes

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Lash, Dominic / Pat Thomas: New Oxford Brevity Lash, Dominic / Pat Thomas:
New Oxford Brevity

(Spoonhunt -- UK )

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After twenty years of collaboration including bands BleySchool, The Locals and Valid Tractor, this is surprisingly the first duo recording between British improvisers, pianist Pat Thomas and Dominic Lash, the latter more typically on double bass but here on electric guitar, and Thomas on the grand piano at St. Anne's College in Oxford, as the two improvise six fascinating dialogs.

Blaser, Samuel: Solo Bone Blaser, Samuel:
Solo Bone

(Slam Productions -- UK )

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A magnificent solo performance for Swiss Radio captured at Salle Faller, Conservatoire de La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland in 2007 from trombonist Samuel Blaser, performing seven original, melodically inclined compositions performed with masterful technique and powerfully clear tone, along with an assertive reading of Ellington's "Mood Indigo".

Clotet, Amidea: Trasluz Clotet, Amidea:
Trasluz

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Sorollets i catxarros—noises and rattles—from Barcelona electric guitarist and free improviser Amidea Clotet, who explores unusual possibilites from the instrument through textural approaches and amplification, evoking unusual soundscapes of inexplicable sound from the body, hardware and strings of the guitar, in seven unusual and fascinating expositions.

Foster, Michael: The Industrious Tongue Foster, Michael:
The Industrious Tongue

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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It's not just the tongue that drives these compellingly irascible and unexpected sounds from the saxophone, augmented at times by samples and oscillators, as NY saxophonist Michael Foster applies technique beyond extended to a tenor and soprano saxophone, in two multi-part works of solo utterance: "Libidinal Fragments" in seven parts, and "Celluloid Nightmares" in two.

Graham, Forbes (Forbes / Lopez / Lopez): Another Day, Another Vector Graham, Forbes (Forbes / Lopez / Lopez):
Another Day, Another Vector

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An unusual set of electroacoustic improvisations recorded at Firehouse 12 from a New York trio led by trumpeter Forbes Graham, also on laptop and drum machine, Cecelia Lopez on analog synth, and bassist Brandon Lopez, Graham mutating his trumpet through sound processing, complemented by Cecelia Lopez's synthetic punctuations, all grounded by Brandon Lopez' solid bass work.

Frith, Fred / Annie Lewandowski: Long As In Short, Walk As In Run Frith, Fred / Annie Lewandowski:
Long As In Short, Walk As In Run

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )

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Extended and captivating improvisations using complex and extended techniques from the duo of prepared pianist Annie Lewandowski (London Improvisers Orchestra, Powerdove, Xiu Xiu) and guitarist Fred Frith (Henry Cow, Skeleton Crew, &c &c) in a thoroughly modern improvised conversation, here reissued with 11 minutes of previously unreleased material.

Magill, Rob: Blues Etudes Magill, Rob:
Blues Etudes

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )

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A series of reed and wind improvisations, including two pieces with electronics, from Southern California composer and improviser Rob Magill, each of the 9 tracks on this album focusing on a different instrument: alto saxophone, soprano saxpohone, clarinet, flute, bass clarinet, bass recorder, sheng and tenor saxophone, plus a multi-instrumental "misc".

Blaser, Samuel / Marc Ducret : Voyageurs Blaser, Samuel / Marc Ducret :
Voyageurs

(Jazzdor Series -- France )

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"What you first hear when thrown into Samuel Blaser and Marc Ducret's joined performance is its fluidity. They very quickly acknowledge each other as if the sound spectrum that gradually intertwines came from the exploration of distant ...

Made in China (Michael Blake / Samuel Blaser / Michael Sarin): Transmissions Made in China (Michael Blake / Samuel Blaser / Michael Sarin):
Transmissions

(For Tune -- Poland )

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"For most everyone "made in China" is a label synonymous with anything that is manufactured for themasses in a far away place by legions of laborers. However, Made in China will transport you to an idea ofa different China; one where th...

Davis, Miles Quintet (w/ Coltrane / Kelly / Chambers / Cobb): Live Europe 1960, Revisited Davis, Miles Quintet (w/ Coltrane / Kelly / Chambers / Cobb):
Live Europe 1960, Revisited

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

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Culled from two concerts on Norman Granz's Spring 1960 European tour, Miles' seminal 50s band was on the point of dissolution, Coltrane soon to leave to form his own classic quartet, and the distinction between the old and new is evident in Coltrane's expansive and intricate soloing over standards and Kind of Blue material including "So What" or "On Green Dolphin Street".

Shepp, Archie: Fire Music To Mama Too Tight, Revisited Shepp, Archie:
Fire Music To Mama Too Tight, Revisited

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

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Archie Shepp's second album for Impulse! merges the fire of free jazz with an incredibly eclectic set of styles, his inclusive approach to composition integrating a vast source of styles from Ellington to Ipanema; this is paired with Shepp's octet release, including an epic 20 minute work for American artist Robert Thompson reflecting his paintings in powerful thematic and abstract expression.

Blaser, Samuel: 7th Heaven Blaser, Samuel:
7th Heaven

(Between The Lines -- Germany )

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Based in New York at the time of this recording, Swiss trombonist and composer Samuel Blaser's quartet with Thomas Morgan on double bass, Gerald Cleaver on drums and Scott Dubois on guitar explore rhythmic and tonal approaches to improvisation, bridging modern compositional forms with traditional jazz in energetic playing of an engagingly relaxed mood.

Lasserre, Didier: Silence Was Pleased Lasserre, Didier:
Silence Was Pleased

(Ayler -- France )

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Working with sound designers, cinematic and theater artists along with free improvisers, percussionist and composer Didier Lassere's performance project focuses on the relationship between sound and silence, composing entry, exit and superimposition points that the members of his septet improvise around, reconfiguring to smaller groupings throughout the work.

Lila Bazooka (Sophie Bernado / Celine Grangey): Arashiyama Lila Bazooka (Sophie Bernado / Celine Grangey):
Arashiyama

(Ayler -- France )

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The French duo of bassoonist Sophie Bernado and sound artist Céline Grangey expand on the rich timbre of Bernado's bassoon, starting solo in beautiful etude improvisations only to have Grangey's sound designs expand around her playing, developing rich environments through electronics, field recording & voice, a beautiful intersection of experimental, composed and improvised music.

Ryan, David (Crosby / Innocenti / Lash): Fields And Refrains Ryan, David (Crosby / Innocenti / Lash):
Fields And Refrains

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )

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A collection of three modified solo pieces and one collective performance with a minimalist aesthetic through compositions by David Ryan, performed by William Crosby on guitar, Luca Innocenti on church organ & Hammond organ and Dominic Lash on contrabass, each score allowing for interpretation and improvisation, particularly the final collaborative piece.

Ayler, Albert: Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings [4 CDs] Ayler, Albert:
Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings [4 CDs]

(Anagram Music -- E.U. )

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Four months before his death, saxophonist Albert Ayler's power as a free jazz innovator is heard in these two complete concerts of definitive Ayler compositions, performing in France at The Fondation Maeght with the quartet of Allen Blariman on drums, Mary Parks on soprano saxophone & vocals, and Steve Tintweiss on double bass, with pianist Call Cobbs joining for the 2nd night; essential.

Blaser, Samuel / Pierre Favre: Same Place, Another Time. [VINYL] Blaser, Samuel / Pierre Favre:
Same Place, Another Time. [VINYL]

(Blaser Music -- Germany )

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Only the second vinyl LP of Swiss trumpeter Samuel Blaser's career and released on drummer Pierre Favre's 85th birthday, this is their second duo album, well reflecting the extensive collaboration and touring these improvisers from two generations of free jazz have made, bringing nuance, virtuosity and humor together through original free improv and two notable standards.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatica [VINY Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepatica [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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Named for the long history of collaboration over decades, the NY free jazz Telepathic Band of Daniel Carter on saxophones, clarinet & trumpet, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano, Rhodes, Hilliard Greene on bass and Federico Ughi on drums are heard live at the 2018 Forward Festival in Brooklyn, NY for four outstandingly informed improvisations.

Banabila, Michel: Singles (2020 - 2022) [CD + DOWNLOAD] Banabila, Michel:
Singles (2020 - 2022) [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )

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The ever-prolific Dutch sound artist Michel Banabila collects 11 singles, working solo and in collaborations featuring Alex Haas, Bill Laswell, Cengiz Arslanpay, Jeff Greinke, Ümlaut, Salar Asid, Robert jarvis, Maarten Vos, and Gareth Davis, demonstrating Banabila's diverse and sophisticated approaches to sound work, and his versatility in a variety of settings.

Banabila, Michel: More Research From The Same Dept. [ [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Banabila, Michel:
More Research From The Same Dept. [ [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )

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A followup to The Latest Research From The Department Of Electrical Engineering, Dutch experimental sound artist Michel Banabila shows his most explorative side through eleven compositions using electronics, found sounds, field recordings, synthetics and acousmatic sources, a wonderfully inspired set of contructions that float like machines in a dream.

Banabila, Michel : Winter Sketches Mixtape [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Banabila, Michel :
Winter Sketches Mixtape [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )

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Extended tape mixes from Dutch experimenter and sound artist Michel Banabila, using recycled tapes and a granular sampler to create layers that include physical sounds and aberrant behavior of cassette tapes themselves, in two extended "Sketches" plus seven shorter works, three never previously released, particularly "Camera" featuring Olaf Keus on snare & conga.

Green, Jaki Shelton : The River Speaks of Thirst Green, Jaki Shelton :
The River Speaks of Thirst

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )

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A collection of poems written by and read by ninth Poet Laureate of North Carolina and the first African American and third woman to hold the title--Jaki Shelton Green–-presenting 11 texts with experimental sound work arranged by Shirlette Ammons, a fascinating set of observations and an insightful selection of "political statement, cultural commentary, and an aesthetic milestone".

Green, Jaki Shelton: I Want to Undie You [CD EP] Green, Jaki Shelton:
I Want to Undie You [CD EP]

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )

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A CD EP from North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, the first African American and third woman to receive the appointment, persenting her work "I Want to Undie You" expressing her sorrow at the unexpected death of her daughter Imani and a celebration of her life, with audio arrangements by Alec Ferrel, plus versions of the text and music only.







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