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Ibarra, Susie / Tashi Dorji: Master of Time [VINYL] Ibarra, Susie / Tashi Dorji:
Master of Time [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Commissioned for the Tang Museum's "The Second Buddha: Master of Time", the duo of percussionist Susie Ibarra and guitarist Tashi Dorji envision the legendary figure Padmasambhava, who brought Buddhism to Tibet, through two extended improvisations of close communication and tight interaction, including gamelan-like percussion and unusually tuned guitar abstractions.

Jackson, Keefe / Oscar Jan Hoogland / Joshua Abrams / Mikel Patrick Avery: These Things Happen [VINY Jackson, Keefe / Oscar Jan Hoogland / Joshua Abrams / Mikel Patrick Avery:
These Things Happen [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Drawing on the traditions of jazz by reference and by covers of "Bemsha Swing" (Monk), "The Happenings" (Nichols) and "Gotta Get Some Sleep" (Redman), this exuberant 2016 concert at Bimhuis in Amsterdam brings together three great Chicago players--Keefe Jackson on sax, Joshua Abrams on bass & Mikel Patrick Avery on drums--with Dutch pianist Oscar Jan Hoogland.

Johnson, Max: Hermit Music Johnson, Max:
Hermit Music

(Unbroken Sounds -- USA )

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An extraordinary set of solo double bass improvisations captured in the warm Booklyn Conveyor Recording Studio, Johnson showing his strength with his fingers on the large strings or a bow in his hand, in five turbulent and superb solos under reflection of personal struggles and the strain of pandemic, bringing a new sense of self and determination to his playing.

Konstrukt & Peter Brotzmann: Dolunay [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD] Konstrukt & Peter Brotzmann:
Dolunay [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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A reissue of the 2008 double LP, part of the continuing collaborations between great improvisers from around the globe with the Turkish Konstrukt quartet of Korhan Argüden on drums, Özün Usta on percussion, Umut Çağlar on guitar and Korhan Futacı on tenor & baritone saxophone, here joining with European Free Jazz legend Peter Brötzmann on alto & tenor saxophones and clarinet for this formidable studio recording from Istanbul.

Magee, Massimo: Toneflower [VINYL] Magee, Massimo:
Toneflower [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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A solo sax album of patterns and intersections from London writer, artist & musician Massimo Magee, influenced by a wealth of sources from Braxton to Stockhausen, each of the five parts of Toneflower affected through mic placement as Magee builds to wild expressiveness, transforming round tones into stratospheric pitches, using circular breathing for extended expressiveness; stunning!

Mahall, Rudi / Michael Griener: Jazzpreis [VINYL] Mahall, Rudi / Michael Griener:
Jazzpreis [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Bringing together two acclaimed German improvisers who met in Nuremberg in 1982 as teens--reedist Rudi Mahall and drummer/vibraphonist Michael Griener, "bumbling" around to learn free jazz together, heard now 40 years later as authoritative players recording as a duo in 2020 & 21 in Kotzlin and Berlin for eight energetically creative and buoyantly upbeat dialogs.

McEvoy, Aonghus : Under & Cracked [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] McEvoy, Aonghus :
Under & Cracked [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Beautifully flowing acoustic avant folk under a diverse set of influences from the Dublin five-piece band led by acoustic and electric guitarist Aonghus McEvoy, with George Brennan on electronics, David Lacey on drums, Sean Maynard Smith on upright bass and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh on viola, evolving their tracks from pastoral to edgy agitation or ecstatic drone.

Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba: Causa y Efecto Vol. 1 Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba:
Causa y Efecto Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )

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The first volume of powerful free playing and intimate conversation bringing together two New York-based improvisers, Cuban native drummer/percussionist Francisco Mela and Tennessee native reed & wind player Zoh Amba, both sharing a mountain region upbringing that brings a uniquely reflective quality to their playing, fortified by the exploratory NY improv scene.

Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba: Causa y Efecto Vol. 1 [VINYL] Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba:
Causa y Efecto Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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The first volume of powerful free playing and intimate conversation bringing together two New York-based improvisers, Cuban native drummer/percussionist Francisco Mela and Tennessee native reed & wind player Zoh Amba, both sharing a mountain region upbringing that brings a uniquely reflective quality to their playing, fortified by the exploratory NY improv scene.

Nomad Trio (feat Gordon Grdina / Matt Mitchell / Jim Black): Boiling Point Nomad Trio (feat Gordon Grdina / Matt Mitchell / Jim Black):
Boiling Point

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The second release from guitarist and oud improviser Gordon Grdina's Boiling Point Trio with Matt Mitchell on piano and Jim Black on drums, following their excellent 2020 Martian Kitties album, solidified into a tight unit from touring, Grdina's writing showcasing each player's ability to improvise around complex rhythmic, harmonic, and melodically rich compositions.

Seabrook / Cleaver / Cooper-Moore: In The Swarm [VINYL] Seabrook / Cleaver / Cooper-Moore:
In The Swarm [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The second album from guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with Gerald Cleaver on drums & pulsating & punctuating electronics, Cooper-Moore providing massive and unconvential bass sounds on his Diddley Bow, and Seabrook himself playing banjo in inexplicably rapid and staccato runs or electric guitar with eccentric effects; rip-roaring, sometimes surreal, absolutely superb!

Waldman, Devin Brahja / Hamid Drake: Mediumistic Methodology [CASSETTE] Waldman, Devin Brahja / Hamid Drake:
Mediumistic Methodology [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Evoking the spirit of a seance experienced by alto saxophonist Devin Brahja Waldman, the duo of Waldman and drummer Hamid Drake are captured live at Elastic Arts, in Chicago, beginning as a mysteriously delicate concert of intricately introspective playing and spiritual reflection, building to a free jazz drum & sax duo of powerful and enthusiastic release.

West, Brodie Quintet: Meadow of Dreams [VINYL] West, Brodie Quintet:
Meadow of Dreams [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The third release from the Toronto-based Brodie West Quintet of Evan Cartwright on drums, vibraphone & guitar, Josh Cole on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Tania Gill on piano and Brodie West on alto saxophone, performing Brodie's uniquely inclusive and sometimes atypically metered compositions, leading to fascinating solo and group interplay from reflection to fire.

Granberg, Magnus: Night Will Fade and Fall Apart [2 CDs] Granberg, Magnus:
Night Will Fade and Fall Apart [2 CDs]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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The 6 piece Tya Ensemble of string, piano, percussion and vibraphone performs Swedish composer Magnus Granberg's beautifully delicate and dusky work, conceived from historic and recent song structures and written so that individual parts also may be performed as solo pieces, as heard in an extended ensemble version and four solo and one duo configuration.

Great Waitress (Mayas / Brooks / Altman): Back, Before Great Waitress (Mayas / Brooks / Altman):
Back, Before

(Splitrec -- Australia )

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Gorgeously subtle improvisation of a primarily acoustic nature through unfolding soundscapes of intricate restraint and deep listening, from the trio of Berlin pianist Magda Mayas and Sydney improvisers Monica Brooks on accordion and Laura Altman on clarinet & feedback, in their 4th release, recorded live in the reverberant church hall of the Annandale Creative Arts Centre.

Haters, The  / Kavader: De Haters Und Kadaver [CASSETTE] Haters, The / Kavader:
De Haters Und Kadaver [CASSETTE]

(Tribe Tapes -- USA )

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A split cassette of dark industrial noise from the long-running experimental sound unit The Haters founded by G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, in a cantankerous 10 minute buzz saw drone; and a "Venemous Agent" from the Israeli noise band Kadaver, aka Michael Zolotov, in a cycling work that builds to an oscillating throb of metalic and rumbling sources; edition of 75.

Hochstapler, Die : Beauty Lies Hochstapler, Die :
Beauty Lies

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Their group name Die Hochstapler translating to "The Impostors", the fourth exuberant free jazz album from the Berlin quartet of Pierre Borel on alto saxophone, cymbals & bird calls, Louis Laurain on trumpet & vocals, Antonio Borghini on double bass and Hannes Lingens on drums & vibraphone was recorded during their February 2022 residency at Au Topsi Pohl.

Hochstapler, Die : Within Hochstapler, Die :
Within

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Their group name Die Hochstapler translating to "The Impostors", the fifth exuberant free jazz album from the Berlin quartet of Pierre Borel on alto saxophone, cymbals & bird calls, Louis Laurain on trumpet & vocals, Antonio Borghini on double bass and Hannes Lingens on drums & vibraphone was recorded during their February 2022 residency at Au Topsi Pohl.

McCowen, John: Models of Duration [VINYL] McCowen, John:
Models of Duration [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A co-release with Dinzu Artefacts, clarinetist John McCowen continues his investigation into the physical possibilites of the clarinet family, here on contrabass clarinet for four fully acoustic recordings of continuous tones and unexpected aural phenomena through circular breathing while generating intense harmonics and multiphonics of earth-shaking ferocity.

Mollestad, Hedvig : Tempest Revisited [VINYL] Mollestad, Hedvig :
Tempest Revisited [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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For her 2nd solo record aside from her rock trio, guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen expands her orchestration to an octet, adding jazz-rock elements while balancing scorching playing with lyrical and open passages, as she pays tribute to Arne Nordheim's 1979 composition for Shakespeare's "The Tempest", and for her own experiences of furious weather in her home town of Ålesund.

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Donald Miller / Rob Cambre / Emmalee Sutton : Moisant Stock Yards Nakatani, Tatsuya / Donald Miller / Rob Cambre / Emmalee Sutton :
Moisant Stock Yards

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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A recurring trio in New Orleans between touring percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and guitarists Rob Cambre (Malevitus, Rough Seven, The Death Posture) and Donald Miller (Borbetomagus) performing at Mudland Public Theatre in 2018 for two extended, gritty and ringing exchanges.

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Kawabata Makoto: Reverse Fault Nakatani, Tatsuya / Kawabata Makoto:
Reverse Fault

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )

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Recording at percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's studio Nakatani-Kobo in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico and at Acid Mother's Temple guitarist Kawabata Makoto's studio in Asuka, Nara, Japan, the duo continue their collaborations honed through live touring and various improv configurations, generating incredible seismic sonics through unusual use of their instruments.

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Kris Tiner: Dagny Nakatani, Tatsuya / Kris Tiner:
Dagny

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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An extended improvisation in two parts at Dagny's Coffe Company in Bakersfield, CA: first a solo performance by Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani in a sweeping sonic manifestation of bowed gongs, cymbals, bass drums and objects, which then continues as a duo with trumpeter Kris Tiner for an exhilaratingly peak of adept brass excitement ending in a pensive reflection.

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Kyle Motl: Quicksand Nakatani, Tatsuya / Kyle Motl:
Quicksand

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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Innovative Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani met with bassist Kyle Motl (Peter Kuhn Trio) at Nakatani Kobo Studio, in New Mexico to record these two extended improvisations, the 1st creating an aural environment through ringing metal and bowed contrabass, the 2nd a set of agitated and disruptive interactions through incredible technical skill and expressive dialog.

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Shawn Hansan / Michal Stover / Jeff Harshbarger: Kansas City Ship Nakatani, Tatsuya / Shawn Hansan / Michal Stover / Jeff Harshbarger:
Kansas City Ship

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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One of four releases from percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's 2019 tour, each from a different region and performing with local improvisers, this spectacular concert recorded at The Ship, in Kansas City, MO with Shawn Hansan on organ & sunthesizer, Michal Stover on pedal steel guitar and Jeff Harshbarger on contra bass for a diverse, extended collective improvisation.

Nichunimu (Vergara / Carrasco / Mardones): Un Cacho de Metal, Un Resto de Vaiven Nichunimu (Vergara / Carrasco / Mardones):
Un Cacho de Metal, Un Resto de Vaiven

(577 Records -- USA )

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Experimental improvisation that moves in and out of jazz territory from the Chilean trio of Benjamin Vergara on trumpet, Nicolas Carrasco on synthesizer and Matias Mardones on percussion, recording in the studio the day after their performance at the 2019 Relincha Festival in Ciudad de Valdivia, focusing on patterns of circularity and repetition to inform their playing.

Orcutt, Bill: Music for Four Guitars [VINYL] Orcutt, Bill:
Music for Four Guitars [VINYL]

(Palilalia -- USA )

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Using four guitars tracks, each assigned to a specific melody in counterpoint, Bill Orcutt presents an assertive set of fourteen compositions in a minimalist form--think Steve Reich--each part organized through controlled freneticism that tames the wild nature inherent in each piece; a downloadable 80 page score illustrates the complex madness of the guitarist's mind.

Wolfarth, Christian: 39 / Part I - III Wolfarth, Christian:
39 / Part I - III

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )

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39 tracks make up this compelling 3-part solo percussion work from Swiss improviser and composer Christian Wolfarth, using a game approach where some sequences are determined by the roll of a dice for note values, rest and tempo, Wolfarth performing on dead wood, a drum or 39 pine cones, augmented with recordings of stones, water, footsteps, church bells, &c.

Yamazaki / Ino / Hayashi: TRYANGLE Yamazaki / Ino / Hayashi:
TRYANGLE

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Two 60's collaborators of Japanese guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi--drummer Hiroshi Yamazaki and bassist Nobuyoshi Ino--formed this "Tryangle" to invite third improvisers for their performances, here joining forces with alto saxophonist Eiichi Hayashi (Catle Band, Aki Takase) for this exceptional live concert at Koen-dori Classics, in Tokyo, Japan in 2022.

Zethson, Alex: Residy Zethson, Alex:
Residy

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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The Residy, or remains of a unique variation on JS Bach's Goldberg Variation no. 21, performed live by pianist Alex Zethson who maintains the structure, rhythmic movement and note order of Bach's composition, while dispersing the notes and intervals into two synths and an E-bowed grand piano to evoke these meditative and expansive interpretations.

Dreamstruck (Crispell / Fonda / Sorgen): With Grace In Mind Dreamstruck (Crispell / Fonda / Sorgen):
With Grace In Mind

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Officially taking their group name from the title of their first album, The Dreamstruck trio of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Joe Fonda on bass and Harvey Sorgen on drums are heard in this innately lyrical and masterfully controlled, concise set of studio recordings, with compositions from each performer and two collective improvisations, a remarkable example of the modern piano trio.

Graewe / Lonberg Holm / Gratkowski: Trilinear Polarity Graewe / Lonberg Holm / Gratkowski:
Trilinear Polarity

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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In 2004 legendary European Free Jazz pianist Georg Graewe and German multi-reedist Frank Gratkowski met with Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm on the stage at LOFT in Cologne, Germany to perform these six collective improvisations with an innate chamber jazz feeling, particularly the four part "Trilinear Polarity"; a spectacular set available for the first time.

Russell, Hal / Joel Futterman: The Chicago River [3 CDs] Russell, Hal / Joel Futterman:
The Chicago River [3 CDs]

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Late Chicago saxophonist, trumpeter & vibraphonist Hal Russell (NRG Ensemble) and legendary pianist Joel Futterman, also on curved soprano saxophone & Indian flue, are heard in the complete recordings from their two day concert for the victims of the 1992 Great Flood of the Chicago River, presenting a five part work of flowing free jazz force and currents of creative power.

Futterman, Joel: Intervals 2 Futterman, Joel:
Intervals 2

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Technically brilliant and creatively inventive, pianist Joel Futterman expands on his 2020 Listen! Foundation CD with a second three-part journey into his powerfully investigative approach to solo jazz improvisation, referencing a history of styles and techniques that display both a dynamo of intricate ability and a sensitivity to timing, space and melodic expression.

Malecki, Artur & The Creature Trio (w/ Chmiel / Aftyka): Widoki Malecki, Artur & The Creature Trio (w/ Chmiel / Aftyka):
Widoki

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Widoki, Polish for Views, is the debut album of the free improvising trio of Artur Malecki on drums, Michal Aftyka on double bass & electric bass and Przemylaw Chmiel on tenor & soprano saxophones, performing seven compositions from drummer Malecki and one collective improvisation, a strong and wide-ranging set of recordings from a band with a fresh perspective on creative jazz.

Mohanna, Nickolas: Sight Drawings [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD] Mohanna, Nickolas:
Sight Drawings [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Run/Off Editions -- USA )

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Using sources from the world about him--field recordings, sampled orchestral noises, and voice recorders--New York composer and sound artist Nickolas Mohanna explores the spatial impressions of sound within a delicate acousmatic language, weaving inexplicable sounds into reorganized, recognizable components, creating a solid and compelling structural language.

Rosenfeld, Marina: roygbiv&b [BOOK] Rosenfeld, Marina:
roygbiv&b [BOOK]

(Run/Off Editions -- USA )

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A handsome spiral-bound book to accompany experimental sound artist and turntablist Marin Rosenfeld's roygbiv&b project riffing on the title through performance memory exercises, with text including a "User's Manual", a foreward by musicologist Benjamin Piekut, color & b/w images from the performance & exhibition, and four fold-out pages with scores.

Kassap, Sylvain Sextet : Octobres Kassap, Sylvain Sextet :
Octobres

(RogueArt -- France )

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An extension to a cycle of recordings that started in 1985 with his Saxifrages Octet, clarinetist Sylvain Kassap leads his sextet through original compositions that integrate jazz, compositional and avant rock structures into a unique chamber jazz form, a sophisticated approach to writing as Kassap commemorates the 1917 October Revolution in Russia.

New Monuments (Don Dietrich / Ben Hall / Camille Dietrich / Tony Gordon): Language is the Skin [CD w New Monuments (Don Dietrich / Ben Hall / Camille Dietrich / Tony Gordon):
Language is the Skin [CD w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Torn Light -- USA )

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Recording in Detroit in 2021 the ruggedly extreme free jazz quartet New Monuments of Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus) on saxophone, Ben Hall on percussion, Camille Dietrich on cello and Tony Gordon on electric bass guitar shred through six collective improvisations, taking time for burning solo moments and electrically-fueled exchanges; scorching!

Parker, Jeff / Eric Revis / Nasheet Waits: Eastside Romp Parker, Jeff / Eric Revis / Nasheet Waits:
Eastside Romp

(RogueArt -- France )

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Though having worked together in various collaborations, the trio of Jeff Parker on guitar, Eric Revis on double bass and Nasheet Waits on drums had never recorded as a trio before this 2016 studio date in Pasadena, CA, each player contributing compositions for the album, along with one collective improvisation and a cover of Marion Brown's "Similar Limits".

Parker, Jeff / Eric Revis / Nasheet Waits: Eastside Romp [VINYL] Parker, Jeff / Eric Revis / Nasheet Waits:
Eastside Romp [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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Though having worked together in various collaborations, the trio of Jeff Parker on guitar, Eric Revis on double bass and Nasheet Waits on drums had never recorded as a trio before this 2016 studio date in Pasadena, CA, each player contributing compositions for the album, along with one collective improvisation and a cover of Marion Brown's "Similar Limits".

Playfield (Carter / Muhr / Ishito / Plaks / Namenwirth / Takahashi / Swanson / Panikkar): Stepping O Playfield (Carter / Muhr / Ishito / Plaks / Namenwirth / Takahashi / Swanson / Panikkar):
Stepping Out, Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )

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Having previously released outdoor live performances integrating the sounds of NY into their expansive improvisations, the Playfield octet led by Daniel Carter with Ayumi Ishito (Sax), Eric Plaks (Piano & Rhodes), Aron Namenwirth (Guitar), Yutaka Takahashi (Guitar), Luisa Muhr (voice), Zachary Swanson (Bass) and Jon Panikkar (Drums) step inside to record three far-reaching and inclusive studio improvisations.

Rempis / Reid / Abrams: Allium Rempis / Reid / Abrams:
Allium

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The second release from the Chicago chamber-oriented, collective free jazz trio of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophone, Tomeka Reid on cello, and Joshua Abrams on bass, expanding on their highly concentrative and contemplative approach to group dialog, a powerfully assured and seemingly composed set of nine impeccable improvisations.

Cuni, Amelia / Alex Mendizabal: Stimmen Aus Himmel Und Holle Cuni, Amelia / Alex Mendizabal:
Stimmen Aus Himmel Und Holle

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Translating to "Voices from Heaven and Hell", the meeting of two Berlin artists--Amelia Cuni, whose vocal work is described as in/voluntary singing; and Alex Mendizabal, a sound artist who here electronically manipulates the voice of Cuni--using texts from poet Erin Honeycutt as the two apply diverse, fascinating and sometimes unnerving approaches to voice, utterance and expression.

River People (Bucher / Countryman / Alegre / Hori): Sol Expression River People (Bucher / Countryman / Alegre / Hori):
Sol Expression

(ChapChap Records -- Philippines )

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Evoking images of Indigenous Filipinos through free improvisation, with titles referencing the rivers, rains and environment that define them, the multi-national River People quartet of Christian Bucher on drums, Johnny Alegre on guitar, Tetsuro Hori on bass and Rick Countryman on alto saxophone are captured in the studio in Manila for seven superb collective conversations.

Silver, Horace Quintet: Live New York, Revisited Silver, Horace Quintet:
Live New York, Revisited

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

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Recorded around the time of his most famous records, Song For My Father and The Cape Verdean Blues, lyrical hard bop/Blue Note pianist and composer Horace Silver's band is heard live at The Half Note in NYC and at "The Cork & Bib" on Long Island with his spectacular band including trumpeters Carmell Jones & Woody Shaw and saxophonist Joe Henderson.

Hampton, Lionel Orchestra 1958: The Mess Is Here, Revisited Hampton, Lionel Orchestra 1958:
The Mess Is Here, Revisited

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

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An influence on the next generation of small band and bop players, vibraphonist and Band Leader Lionel Hampton's programs included both crowd-pleasers and sophisticatedly complex sections, heard here in this 1958 studio recording from Stuttgart, Germany while touring Europe, Ghana and Israel with his exceptional band expanded by three German jazz musicians.

Lingens, Hannes: Nachthund [VINYL + CD] Lingens, Hannes:
Nachthund [VINYL + CD]

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Three recordings from percussionist Hans Lingens in his 2nd solo album on Umlaut, working at the intersection between improvised and composed forms of experimental music: "Nacht", a montage of prerecorded layers of mostly rolls and brush sounds; and two recordings in one take using close miking as he performs on a single cymbal with mallets ("Hund") and a bass bow ("Manatee").

Busolini, Cyprien / Bertrand Gauguet: Miroir Busolini, Cyprien / Bertrand Gauguet:
Miroir

(Akousis Records -- France )

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An album of intensive listening through concentrated improvisation from the long-running collaboration of French improvisers, Cyprien Busolini on viola and Bertrand Gauguet on alto saxophone, both using unfaltering techniques as they metamorphose their instruments from delicate silence to forceful tones, oscillating and vacillating across two extended improvisations.

Work, The: The Worst of Everywhere [2 CDs] Work, The:
The Worst of Everywhere [2 CDs]

(Ultragash -- Japan )

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Originally released by Woof Records in 1982 on cassette, this double CD reissues an essential lo-fi document from The Work (Bill Gilonis, Mick Hobbs, Tim Hodgkinson and Rick Wilson) in live performances from gigs and rehearsals assembled in cut-up form, adding new pieces and expanding on others, joined at times by Catherine Jauniaux, Bob Ostertag, Chris Cutler, &c.

Blue Lines Trio (Scheen / van der Weide / Hadow): Chance and Change Blue Lines Trio (Scheen / van der Weide / Hadow):
Chance and Change

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )

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The free swinging Dutch piano trio of Michiel Scheen on piano, Raoul van der Weide on contrabass, cracklebox & objects and George Hadow on drums, in a set of buoyant and ebullient improvisations, a mix of composed and collective works that bring together tradition and freedom, melody and abstraction, while clearly enjoying their playful approach to creative jazz.

Nagano, Sana: Anime Mundi Nagano, Sana:
Anime Mundi

(577 Records -- USA )

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A superb chamber jazz trio from NY improviser and violinist Sana Nagano, with Karl Berger on piano & vibraphone and Billy Martin on drums & percussion, Nagano having a long history with each through Berger's Improvisers Orchestra and with Martin through Creative Music Studio, their connections evident in their articulately energetic and confident collective conversations.

Nagano, Sana: Anime Mundi [VINYL] Nagano, Sana:
Anime Mundi [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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A superb chamber jazz trio from NY improviser and violinist Sana Nagano, with Karl Berger on piano & vibraphone and Billy Martin on drums & percussion, Nagano having a long history with each through Berger's Improvisers Orchestra and with Martin through Creative Music Studio, their connections evident in their articulately energetic and confident collective conversations.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von : Globe Unity Schlippenbach, Alexander von :
Globe Unity

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Wild, nearly unprecedented and an exhilarating direction in European Free Improvisation heard in the 1st recordings from 1966 of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's Globe Unity band, a 14-piece ensemble that included young saxophonists Peter Brötzmann, Gerd Dudek & Kris Wanders, bassist Peter Kowald, bass clarinetist Willem Breuker, trumpeter Manfred Schoof, &c.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von : Globe Unity [VINYL] Schlippenbach, Alexander von :
Globe Unity [VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Wild, nearly unprecedented and an exhilarating direction in European Free Improvisation heard in the 1st recordings from 1966 of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's Globe Unity band, a 14-piece ensemble that included young saxophonists Peter Brötzmann, Gerd Dudek & Kris Wanders, bassist Peter Kowald, bass clarinetist Willem Breuker, trumpeter Manfred Schoof, &c.

Lipscomb, Jon: Conscious Without Function Lipscomb, Jon:
Conscious Without Function

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Swedish guitar improviser Jon Lipscomb (LOPLOP, Swedish Fix) takes his listeners on a rugged trip across the strings, using distortion, tremolo and rapid-fire technique as he mines territories between free improv, noise and rock, his nimble mind stopping to explore areas of interest then cascading into new, turbulent environments; frightfully powerful.

Pitsiokos, Chris: Art of the Alto Pitsiokos, Chris:
Art of the Alto

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Each of the eight tracks on NY saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos' 2nd solo release for Relative Pitch is named for a type of stone--"Obsidian", "Feldspar", "Anthracite", &c.--each a unique take on its mineral counterpart through incredible technique and concentration, taking the alto saxophone into extreme or reflective territory complementing the nature of each element.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey: Counterfeit Mars Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey:
Counterfeit Mars

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Relentlessly playing through the pandemic, the husband & wife duo of tenor & soprano saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey honed their skills, developing this album of primarily composed pieces worked out through improvising; thirteen succinct, fascinating and sometimes quirky dialogs, displaying a depth that only two such close collaborators could achieve.

Moten, Fred / Brandon Lopez / Gerald Cleaver: S/T Moten, Fred / Brandon Lopez / Gerald Cleaver:
S/T

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Fred Moten, prolific poet, theorist, critic, English Professor and 2020 MacArthur Fellow, provides the insightful and incisive text fueling the improvisation of New York drummer Gerald Cleaver and contrabass player Brandon Lopez, the synergy of Moten's words reminding of Gil Scott-Heron or Amiri Baraka; issued on LP by Reading Group, this CD edition adds two tracks.

Shiraishi, Tamio: Moon Shiraishi, Tamio:
Moon

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Known for his resonant solo alto saxophone work, often recording with the New York City subways, this album presents ten unusual duos between Tamio Shiraishi and improvisers on piano, voice, cello, electronics, bass, guitar and sax, with Tim Dahl, Steve Baczkowski, Mico, Mike Sidnam, Austin Sley Julian, Nina Dante, Tara Fenamore, Leila Bordreuil, Chris Libutti, and Ami Yamasaki.







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