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XT (Wright / Abbott): Deorlaf X [VINYL] XT (Wright / Abbott):
Deorlaf X [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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An unusual sax and drum duo from saxophonist Seymour Wright and percussionist Paul Abbott, taking recordings from a dozen years of their work together and assembling, mixing and re-recording them into these two impressive works of "mutated multiphonics and triggered percussion" offset with periods of reflection; startling, unexpected, amusing, awe inspiring.

Lee, Okkyung / Jerome Noetinger / Nadia Ratsimandresy: Two Duos [VINYL] Lee, Okkyung / Jerome Noetinger / Nadia Ratsimandresy:
Two Duos [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Recorded during cellist Okkyung Lee's 2019 residency at OTO Cafe, this album presents two duos: the A side with Jerome Noetinger performing on tapes & electronics, processing Lee's cello live to create a virtual trio of incredible technical skill; the B side with a master of the historic keyboard Ondes Martenot, Nadia Ratsimandresy, in an uncommon dialog of strings and synthetics.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Fruition Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Fruition

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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An intimate and succinct set of conversations between two long time collaborators and compatible New York improvisers--tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp--recording at Park West Studios for their 18th album as a duo, making innately lyrical and technically creative decisions in a nearly telepathically manner informed by vast experience.

Marcus, Michael (w/ F. Lacy / Mateen / Rosen): Abstractions in Lime Caverns Marcus, Michael (w/ F. Lacy / Mateen / Rosen):
Abstractions in Lime Caverns

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Multi-reedist Michael Marcus brings together former Cosmosamatics players Jay Rosen on drums and Tarus Mateen-Marcoustico on acoustic bass with French Horn player Frank Lacy (SaxEmble), Marcus on soprano & tenor saxophones, alto tarogato, G clarinet and bass flute for a set of Marcus original compositions, exquisitely lyrical free jazz based in the tradition.

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 [VINYL]

(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.

Guerineau, Sylvain / Fred Marty: Parodies Guerineau, Sylvain / Fred Marty:
Parodies

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A statesman of the French free improvisation scene, Sylvain Guerineau, who has performed with Sunny Murray, Joëlle Léandre and more recently as part of a trio with Didier Lasserre and Paul Rogers, joins with next-generation double bassist Fred Marty integrating advanced techniques into lyrical contexts, for five satisfying improvisations, the last a reference to Sonny Rollins.

Isotope Ensemble: Uranium Isotope Ensemble:
Uranium

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Continuing their exploration of isotopes, here focusing on the unstable element Uranium, the Portuguese Isotope Ensemble led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues presents two stunningly detailed concert performances from the 2021 CSFest XV at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon, with some of Europe's leading improvisers taking on U92 in both "Electroacoustic" and "Acoustic" properties.

Mines, Kelsey: Look Like Mines, Kelsey:
Look Like

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The first complete solo release from Seattle, Washington bassist and vocalist Kelsey Mines, active in both classical music as a member of Yakima Symphony, Symphony Tacoma and the Paramount Orchestra, and as an improviser, here presenting a series of improvised solo-duets that explore how listening to our on-going internal dialogue helps us conjure honest, outward expressions.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Brad Henkel / Guilherme, Rodrigues / Matthias Muller : Wing Elegy Rodrigues, Ernesto / Brad Henkel / Guilherme, Rodrigues / Matthias Muller :
Wing Elegy

(Creative Sources -- USA )

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A four-part suite from the Creative Sources string core of violist Ernesto Rodrigues and cellist Guilherme Rodrigue, recording in Berlin in 2021 with free jazz trombonist Matthias Muller and trumpeter Brad Henkel, through each movement approaching their playing through a balance of nonidiomatic and free jazz, subtly understated and meticulously intricate.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Joao Madeira / Hernani Faustino / Jose Oliveira: Unpoem Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Joao Madeira / Hernani Faustino / Jose Oliveira:
Unpoem

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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""Unpoem" is a recording from Smup, Parede by the quintet, notable for two double bass players. The quinted plays one suite "Unpoem" in three movements. The music is dominated by the strings and consists in combination of free improvisa...

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carla Santana / Emedio Buchinho / Bruno Parrinha: Distilling Silence Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carla Santana / Emedio Buchinho / Bruno Parrinha:
Distilling Silence

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An immersive album of understated but incredibly detailed free improvisation from the quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Bruno Parrinha on bass clarinet, Emidio Buchinho on electric guitar and Carla Santana on electronics, performing live at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, in Amadora, Portugal for a four part concentration on silence through sound.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Flak / Bruno Parrinha: Definitive Bucolic Rodrigues, Ernesto / Flak / Bruno Parrinha:
Definitive Bucolic

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An unusual trio configuration for violist Ernesto Rodrigues, joined by Bruno Parrinha on soprano & alto saxophones, and by electric guitarist Flak, who brings an experimental almost ea- approach to their 3-part improvisation, aptly named for it's deceptively calm setting, gradually becoming intricate and active through colored motion like a curious breeze that builds and recedes.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Michel Stawicki / Bruno Parrinha / Joao Madeira: D'improvviso Rodrigues, Ernesto / Michel Stawicki / Bruno Parrinha / Joao Madeira:
D'improvviso

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Rodrigues, Guilherme / Dirk Serries: The Sage Flower Rodrigues, Guilherme / Dirk Serries:
The Sage Flower

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Schindler, Udo / Ardhi Engl: Basis_B(r)uchstucke Schindler, Udo / Ardhi Engl:
Basis_B(r)uchstucke

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Performing on clarinets and theremin, Udo Schindler follows up his series Salon für Klang+Kunst after 99 events with this new series at BASIS_Klangraum in Munich's historic BASIS Booksalon at MUCCA, in a concert with instrument maker Ardhi Engle performing on a diverse set of acoustic and electronic inventions for nine concise collective conversations.

String Theory: Musica Povera String Theory:
Musica Povera

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The 8-piece String Theory ensemble directed by violist Ernesto Rodrigues in a live performance at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon of a beautiful and subtle work inspired by a poem written by Rodrigues, ".. dans cette immensite ", realized through viola, violin, cellos, viola de gamba, double bass, piano, zither and objects, a deceptively tranquil work of detail and dexterous execution.

Suspensao : Fluxus Suspensao :
Fluxus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The sixth release by Creative Sources' detailed electroacoustic improvising group Suspensão led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, with Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Nuno Torres on alto sax, Antonio Chaparreiro on electric guitar, Carlos Santos on computer and Jose Oliveira on percussion & inside piano, is this impressive performance at "Temporada Miso Music 2009" in Lisbon.

Tamarisk (Carter / Menestres / Weathers): Plays a Word for Sun Tamarisk (Carter / Menestres / Weathers):
Plays a Word for Sun

(Waveform Alphabet -- USA )

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(Tama)Risky free improvisation with a free folk core of cathartic and unpredictable direction from the trio of guitarist Andrew Weather, bassist David Menestres and Charalambides co-founder Christina Carter on vocals, captured live at CO-OPt Research + Projects, in Lubbock, Texas in 2022 for an extended performance of unique expression and utterance.

Terrazas, Wilfrido / Mariana Carvalho / Abdul Moimeme : Livro das Grutas Terrazas, Wilfrido / Mariana Carvalho / Abdul Moimeme :
Livro das Grutas

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A uniquely configured electroacoustic trio recording live in the studio in Lisbon in 2018 between Mexican flutist and founding member of the improv collective Generación Espontánea, Wilfrido Terrazas, and Portuguese improvisers Mariana Carvalho on prepared piano and Abdul Moimeme using two electric guitars and objects, balancing introspective moments with periods of uninhibited excitement.

Wong, Theresa: Practicing Sands Wong, Theresa:
Practicing Sands

(fo'c'sle -- USA )

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A series of instrumental pieces and songs from Chinese-American composer, cellist, and vocalist Theresa Wong, inspired by the sounds of the natural world and a personal sense of "sonic genetic memory", her works merging composition and improvisation, the album recorded by Wong herself using specific microphone placement to bring out the warmth of her instrument and voice.

Bley, Paul Trios: Play Annette Peacock, Revisited Bley, Paul Trios:
Play Annette Peacock, Revisited

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

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Annette Peacock's response to the free-blowing loft scene was to compose using spacious intervals, allowing great harmonic and rhythmic freedom, inspiring pianist Paul Bley and his trio as heard in two unique interpretations of the same pieces from two exceptional working bands: one with bassist & drummer Mark Levinson & Barry Altschul, the other with Gary Peacock & Billy Elgart.

Davis, Miles Quintet: 2nd Sessions 1956, Revisited Davis, Miles Quintet:
2nd Sessions 1956, Revisited

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

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Recorded in the same October 1956 Rudy Van Gelder sessions that are heard on Miles Davis' Cookin' and Steamin' albums, these alternate takes with his quintet of John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on double bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums give us a unique view on the consistency and strength of the famous and foundational hard bop band.

Sanna, Claudio: Compositori Sardi Contemporanei [2 CDs] Sanna, Claudio:
Compositori Sardi Contemporanei [2 CDs]

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

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An astonishingly diverse album of solo piano works performed by pianist and composer Claudio Sanna, performing works from eight Sardinian composers including his own, weaving improvisation, acousmatic & musique concrete elements, turntablism, electronics, inside piano playing, chalk-board writing and more into lyrical and experimental pieces that flow together exquisitely.

Spaces Unfolding (Metcalfe / Wachsmann / Karlsen): The Way We Speak Spaces Unfolding (Metcalfe / Wachsmann / Karlsen):
The Way We Speak

(Bead -- UK )

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All three having met in the London Improvisers Orchestra, Neil Metcalfe on flute and violinist Philipp Wachsmann each worked with drummer Emil Karlsen in separate projects including Tern, and then at Karlsen's suggestion creating this new Spaces Unfolding trio, heard in their first album, recording in the natural resonance of St. Mary's Old Church in Stoke Newington.

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 [VINYL] [Used Item]

(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.

Baker, Duck: Contra Costa Dance Baker, Duck:
Contra Costa Dance

(Confront -- UK )

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In 1980 Duck Baker's first label deal had expired and the label changed direction, as did Baker himself from arranging traditional tunes into compositions for improvisation; still, these well-recorded demos from 1982 held an appeal through song selection and a uniquely edgy yet lyrical approach to his playing, now finally released to the public 40 years later.

Wastell, Mark: Cello-intern Solos Wastell, Mark:
Cello-intern Solos

(Confront -- UK )

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Beginning in February 2022 on the 1st Saturday of the month Mark Wastell would bring his cello to the Hundred Years Gallery in London with the grace of gallery owners Graham MacKeachan and Montse Gallego and play, not as a performance, not as a rehearsal, just to play and record his improvisations as he expands his reach on the instrument, heard here in 17 fascinating excerpts.

Lehman, Steve / Selebeyone: Xaybu: The Unseen Lehman, Steve / Selebeyone:
Xaybu: The Unseen

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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An urgent album of modern jazz, underground urban and electronic music, from the international collective of MCs HPrizm (NYC) & Gaston Bandimic (Dakar), saxophonists Steve Lehman (Los Angeles) & Maciek Lasserre (Paris) and drummer Damon Reid, exploring Islamic mysticism of al-Ghaib with the voices of Billy Higgins and Jackie McLean heard throughout the album.

Liberatore, Matteo: Lacquer Liberatore, Matteo:
Lacquer

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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A series of concise noise explorations from Italian-born, Brooklyn-based guitarist Matteo Liberatore, more typically heard in composed and improv/experimental forms including work with Elliott Sharp & Weasel Walter, here in an assertive album of guitar-driven analog synthesis & noise using unusual structures, alien utterances and intense twists and turns.

Irarrazabal / Baldwin: Grips [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Irarrazabal / Baldwin:
Grips [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Chilean double bassist, vocalist, improviser & composer Amanda Irarrázabal and Brooklyn double bassist Nat Baldwin in a live performance first-time meeting at the IRL concert space during Irarrázabal's week-long tour through NYC, this concert a profound meeting of deep strings, bowed, plucked and mutated through unique technical approaches to their instruments.

Motl, Kyle / Carlos Dominguez : Field of Fried Umbrellas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Motl, Kyle / Carlos Dominguez :
Field of Fried Umbrellas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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An apt title for this collection of improvised works for double bass and feedback mixer between long-time collaborators Kyle Motl and Carlos Domínguez Reinhardt, both members of the band Not the Circus and having previously released the duo album Artabotrys Hexapetalus, this album recorded in 2020 at Rat's Mouth in Florida for five diverse and often abrasive interactions.

Kubo, Tomomi / Camila Nebbia : Polycephaly [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Kubo, Tomomi / Camila Nebbia :
Polycephaly [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Amongst the most unique of early electronic music instruments, the Ondes Martenot is heard in six duo recordings performed at the Barcelona studio of Spanish Ondiste, Tomomi Kubo, in conversation with tenor saxophonist Camila Nebbia, both using loop pedals and Nebbia adding her voice at times, creating otherworldly and unconventional interactions of free improv.

Fraser, Henry / Camilo Angeles / Jason Nazary: Aqrabuamelu Fraser, Henry / Camilo Angeles / Jason Nazary:
Aqrabuamelu

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Mapping an improvisational framework onto a myriad of musical forms with contributions from each member, the trio of bassist Henry Fraser (NYC), drummer Jason Nazary (NYC) and flautist Camilo Angeles (PERU/CDMX) have collaborated in a number of configurations over the years, forming this specific and uniquely voiced trio in 2021 to record this mysteriously beautiful album.

Chang, Leo / Lucie Vitkova: Religion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Chang, Leo / Lucie Vitkova:
Religion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Unusually orchestrated, spacious and exotic free improvisation from New York-based musicians Lucie Vítková, originally from Czech Republic and performing on accordion, hichiriki (a Japanese double reed flute), synth & harmonica, and Korean-born improviser Leo Chang performing on VOCALNORI (Amplified Gongs via Voice) and Piri (a Korean double reed instrument).

Dunn's, Trevor Trio (w/ Halvorson / Smith) Convulsant avec Folie a Quatre: Seances Dunn's, Trevor Trio (w/ Halvorson / Smith) Convulsant avec Folie a Quatre:
Seances

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )

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A series of powerful "séances" from the Trio-Convulsant of Trevor Dunn on bass, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Ches Smith on drums & percussion, imagining through improv the 18th century French sect of Convulsionnaires of Saint-Médard, assisted by the Folie à Quatre of Carla Kihlstedt (volin), Oscar Noriega (clarinet), Mariel Roberts (cell) and Anna Webber (flute).

de Asis, Clara / Ryoko Akama: Sisbiosis de Asis, Clara / Ryoko Akama:
Sisbiosis

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Engrossing interactions of electronic sound, abstract percussion, static, metallic ringing and other ephemeral sonic assertions, from French-based Spanish sound artist Clara de Asís and UK-based Japanese-Korean installation & sound artist Ryoko Akama: three tracks of live electroacoustic improvisation, and three compositions extracted from those sessions.

Rossetto, Vanessa: The Actress [2 CDs] Rossetto, Vanessa:
The Actress [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )

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An unusual narrative of field recordings, electronics and chamber instrumentation from composer Vanessa Rossetto, through two CDs weaving an abstracted and detailed story of recurring motifs, indescribably intertwined with spoken word, equestrian moments, environmental recordings, and melodic progressions of strings and harps; a momentous work of collaged composition.

Wright, Frank: Your Prayer [VINYL] Wright, Frank:
Your Prayer [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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A much-referenced album on the ESP label, tenor saxophonist Frank Wright's 2nd release brought together New York alto saxophonist Arthur Jones with French trumpeter Jacques Coursil, then living in NY, and the rhythm section of bassist Steve Tintweiss and drummer Muhammad Ali, for a passionate, well-balanced, and often burning free jazz album that still sounds modern today.

Copland, Marc Quartet (w/ Gress / Verheyen / Ferber): Someday Copland, Marc Quartet (w/ Gress / Verheyen / Ferber):
Someday

(Inner Voice Jazz -- USA )

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Bringing together veteran bassist Drew Gress with younger generation players, Belgian-American saxophonist Robin Verheyen (Bram De Looze) and drummer Mark Ferber (Gary Peacock, Ralph Alessi), pianist Marc Copland's new quartet presents a lyrical album of original compositions and standards; virtuosic, energetic and sensitively interpreted works of modern jazz.

Brennan, Patricia (w/ Herrera / Cass / Gilmore): More Touch Brennan, Patricia (w/ Herrera / Cass / Gilmore):
More Touch

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )

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Three drummer/percussionists and bass make up vibraphonist, marimbist, improviser and composer Patricia Brennan's sophomore album, reimagining the percussion quartet through jazz, new music and latin influences including Mexican folkloric roots, working with deceptively relaxed, highly interactive grooves that turn angular melodies into warmly irresistible music.

Mulelid, Kjetil Trio: Who Do You Love The Most? [VINYL] Mulelid, Kjetil Trio:
Who Do You Love The Most? [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Austria )

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The 3rd album from this young Norwegian piano trio led by composer Kjetil A Mulelid with double bassist Bjørn Marius Hegge and drummer Andreas Skår Winther, presenting ten lyrical compositions of strong melodies and solid and expressive rhythmic foundations, a thoughtfully beautiful and sophisticated album of exquisite modern jazz.

No Base Trio: NBT II [2 CDs] No Base Trio:
NBT II [2 CDs]

(Setola Di Maiale -- Italy )

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Evolving from a standards-based jazz band formed in 2010 into a collective free improv band of great depth and complex rhythmical approach, with an innate lyrical sense garnered from their roots, the Puerto Rican trio of alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo, guitarist Gabriel Vicéns, and drummer Leonardo Osuna present a double album of spontaneous composition and sophisticated conversation.

Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Van Hove / Han Bennink: Jazz in der Kammer Nr.71 [VINYL 2 LPs] Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Van Hove / Han Bennink:
Jazz in der Kammer Nr.71 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Recorded for radio for the series Jazz in der Kammer Nr 71, this 1974 concert was the first in East Germany for Peter Brötzmann, Fred Van Hove, and Han Bennink, bridging the divided German states through an energetic set of improvisations that extended traditional jazz with outrageous approaches to improv in an exciting, quirky and profoundly masterful set of European Free Jazz.

Gustafsson, Mats / Nu Ensemble: Hidros 8 Heal Gustafsson, Mats / Nu Ensemble:
Hidros 8 Heal

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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A conduction of an absolutely impressive ensemble of free and ea- improvisers on a powerfully diverse journey, from Anna Högberg & Gustafsson on sax, Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Per-Åke Holmlander on tuba, Hedvig Mollestad on guitar, Dieb13 on turntables, Christof Kurzmann on lloopp & voice, Massimo Pupillo on bass, Gert-Jan Prins on drums & electronics, and Ivar Loe Bjørnstad on drums.

Gustafsson, Mats / Nu Ensemble: Hidros 8 Heal [VINYL] Gustafsson, Mats / Nu Ensemble:
Hidros 8 Heal [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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A conduction of an absolutely impressive ensemble of free and ea- improvisers on a powerfully diverse journey, from Anna Högberg & Gustafsson on sax, Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Per-Åke Holmlander on tuba, Hedvig Mollestad on guitar, Dieb13 on turntables, Christof Kurzmann on lloopp & voice, Massimo Pupillo on bass, Gert-Jan Prins on drums & electronics, and Ivar Loe Bjørnstad on drums.

Pilz, Michel / Peter Kowald / Paul Lovens: Carpathes [VINYL] Pilz, Michel / Peter Kowald / Paul Lovens:
Carpathes [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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Reissuing the 1976 album on the German FMP Label, this trio session with Michel Pilz on bass clarinet, Peter Kowald on bass and Paul Lovens on percussion is an impressive example of the European Free Jazz scene of the time, all three musicians contributing compositions that unleash serious interplay of passionate expression and unorthodox approach to song structure and instrumental technique.

Gorilla Mask (Van Huffel / Fidezius / Fischerlehner): Mind Raid Gorilla Mask (Van Huffel / Fidezius / Fischerlehner):
Mind Raid

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Assertive, sometimes skronky, masterful playing from the Gorilla Mask trio of Peter Van Huffel on alto & baritone saxes, Roland Fidezius on electric bass and Rudi Fischerlehner on drums & percussion, in their 5th album in 13 years, nuancing their sound with electronics while adhering to power trio playing fed by new collaborative and conceptual approaches from all band members.

Freedman, Lori / Scott Thomson: Amber Freedman, Lori / Scott Thomson:
Amber

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Collaborators in Montreal projects including Ensemble Supermusique and Ratchet Orchestra, bass clarinetist Lori Freedman (Queen Mab Trio) and trombonist Scott Thomson (Monicker) have also worked as a duo for more than 15 years, starting with the Barnyard Record album Plumb, their long history allowing flexibility in unusual dialog and utterance that captivates naturally.

Zanussi, Per / Vestnorsk Jazzensemble: Li (and the infinite game) Zanussi, Per / Vestnorsk Jazzensemble:
Li (and the infinite game)

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Powerful, modern jazz from a Norwegian ensemble of cross-genre improvisers, bringing an eclectic mix of jazz, electronic, African & orchestral expression into a series of works by double bassist Per Zanussi that explore the concept of "Li", a neo-Confucian term for fixed and dynamic patterns in nature, expressed through passionate ensemble work and exemplary soloing.

One Small Step (Janne Eraker / Vegar Vardal / Roger Arntzen): Gol Variations One Small Step (Janne Eraker / Vegar Vardal / Roger Arntzen):
Gol Variations

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A truly unique improvisational setting between three Norwegian artists--inspired tap dancer JanneEraker, fiddle player and vocalist Vegar Vardal and double bassist Roger Arntzen--finding an exuberant excitement through the percussion of body movement, strange and slippery vocalizations and two emphatic strings; virtually indescribable and absolutely enthralling.

Toscano, Ricardo Trio: Chasing Contradictions Toscano, Ricardo Trio:
Chasing Contradictions

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A swinging album of modern jazz from the Portuguese trio of Ricardo Toscano on alto sax, Romeu Tristao on double bass and Joao Pereira on drums, recording in 2021 concert at Theatro Sao Luiz in Lisbon, featuring two original Toscano compositions, one from drummer Joao Pereira, a traditional fardo song and the effusive Thelonious Monk tune "Played Twice".

Lumpert, Igor Innertextures (w/ Ward / Tordini / Grohowski / ...): I am the Spirit of the Earth Lumpert, Igor Innertextures (w/ Ward / Tordini / Grohowski / ...):
I am the Spirit of the Earth

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Brooklyn-based Slovenian saxophonist Igor Lumpert draws on his life experiences through eight original compositions and a Bosnian folk song performed with his core band of alto saxophonist Greg Ward, drummer Kenny Grohwoski and bassist Chris Tordini, expanded to a sextet and octet with stellar improvisers including trumpeter Peter Evans, guitarist Jeff Miles, &c.

Wright, Frank Trio: Frank Wright Trio [VINYL] Wright, Frank Trio:
Frank Wright Trio [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Mississippi born, saxophonist Frank Wright followed Albert Ayler to NYC to join the free jazz scene of the mid-60s, signed to ESP on the spot after label owner Bernard Stollman heard him sit in with John Coltrane, this his first release on label in a trio with bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Tom Price as they rip through three original Wright compositions.

Smythe, Cory (w/ Jernberg / Modney / Reid / Evans / Elk / Muncy / Laubrock / Leon / Cox / Crump ): S Smythe, Cory (w/ Jernberg / Modney / Reid / Evans / Elk / Muncy / Laubrock / Leon / Cox / Crump ):
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )

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After working with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, pianist Corey Smythe assmebled this incredible ensemble that includes Peter Evans (trumpet), Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Stephan Crump (bass), Tomeka Reid (cello), &c., performing works influenced by the Kern/Harbach standard "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", which Smythe then interprets abstractly in 7 solo renderings.

Mattrey, Joanna / Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Oracle Mattrey, Joanna / Gabby Fluke-Mogul:
Oracle

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Performing on viola, violin and a stroh (a string instrument mechanically amplified by a metal resonator and horn attached to its body) the NY duo of Joanna Mattrey and Gabby Fluke-Mogul present eight dialogs of ominous and prophetic divination, titles including "The Vision", "The Potion" or "The Omen", as they weave and tear at their strings in startling and impressive ways.

Dimitriadis / Dorner / Freedman / Parkins / Williams: BeingFive Dimitriadis / Dorner / Freedman / Parkins / Williams:
BeingFive

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Hand selected by Montreal clarinetist Lori Freedman and assembled during a 2022 residency in Berlin, the BeingFive quintet brought together ea-improvisers Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion), Axel Dorner (trumpet), Andrea Parkins (accordion & objects) and Christopher Williams (double bass) for a workshop approach to creating sonic environments of incredible depth and expressiveness.

Pulverize the Sound (Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride): Black Pulverize the Sound (Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride):
Black

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Appropriately recorded at Seizures Palace in Brooklyn, the 3rd release from the NY trio Pulverize the Sound of Peter Evans on trumpet, Tim Dahl on electric bass and Mike Pride on drums & glockenspiel, expands on this 10 year working band's assertive approach to collective free improv, doing so with innovation, breathtaking technical skill and a wide range of mood and texture.

Almeida, Goncalo: Improvisations on Amplified and Prepared Double Bass Almeida, Goncalo:
Improvisations on Amplified and Prepared Double Bass

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Performing on double bass, amp and a volume pedal, Gonçalo Almeida (LAMA, Albatre, The Attic) explores new sonic environments and possiblities for the large strings, using feedback that modifies based on the physical location between the amp and the resonator of the double bass, Almeida improvises with bowing strokes, pizzicato and unusual string preparations.

Bergsten, Thomas: Ganjibiri Bergsten, Thomas:
Ganjibiri

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Known for the psychedelic dance band Gunerius & Verdensveven or The Harvey Steel Show, Norwegian guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Bergsten assembles an ensemble that blurs the lines between long improvisation and psychedelic-spiritual jazz, from freak jams to ECM-like electric beauty, tinged with Captain Beefheart or Faust; difficult to describe, intensely creative.

Sakata, Akira / Takeo Moriyama: Mitochondria [VINYL 2 LPs] Sakata, Akira / Takeo Moriyama:
Mitochondria [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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An absolutely intense sax & drum duo recorded in Chiba Prefecture, Japan at Kashiwa Church in 1986 between free improvising saxophonist Akira Sakata and drummer Takeo Moriyama, two influential performers whose work began in the Yosuke Yamashita Trio in the early 70's, here in concentrated form for 18 improvisations, including a burning version of Albert Ayler's "Ghosts".







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