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Sinton's, Josh Predicate Quartet (Sinton / Finlayson / Hoffman / Rainey): Four Freedoms
Sinton's, Josh Predicate Quartet (Sinton / Finlayson / Hoffman / Rainey):
Four Freedoms

(FiP recordings -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Espousing a need to bring more freedom to others--from fear, from oneself, from advertising, and freedom to love--baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton, also on alto flute and bass clarinet, leads his outstanding quartet of Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Christopher Hoffman (cello) and Tom Rainey (drums) through four intricately satisfying Sinton compositions.

Verhoeven, Martina Quintet (w/ Serries / Webster / Almeida): Driven: Live At Roadburn 2022
Verhoeven, Martina Quintet (w/ Serries / Webster / Almeida):
Driven: Live At Roadburn 2022

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )


Price: $17.95    




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Netherlands pianist Martina Verhoeven's quintet with Goncalo Almeida on double bass, Onno Govaert on drums, Dirk Serries on guitar and Colin Webster on saxophone is captured live in their debut performance at the Roadburn Festival 2022 Paradox in Tilburg for an extended 2-part improvisation of both dense and thrilling interaction and deep introspection, a spectacular and informed set.

Morris, Joe / Jeremy Brown: Magnitude
Morris, Joe / Jeremy Brown:
Magnitude

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


Price: $15.95    




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While in Calgary as a Killam Visiting Scholar, guitarist Joe Morris worked with multi-wind player and professor Jeremy Brown, whose solo work impressed Morris so much that they began performing regularly as a duo, deciding to rehearse and record this remarkable series of improvised duos that Morris describes as unique to his catalog, something conversationally precise and organic.

Morris, Joe / Agusti Fernandez / Brad Barrett / DoYeon Kim: Other Galaxies
Morris, Joe / Agusti Fernandez / Brad Barrett / DoYeon Kim:
Other Galaxies

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


Price: $15.95    




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Arranged by Joe Morris while Agusti Fernandez was in the NY Metropolitan area, this concert at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, brings together four distinctive string players with Morris on guitar, Fernandez on piano, Brad Barrett on bass and Do Yeon Kim on guyageum, seemingly taking their listeners to rapid galaxies through intensive, pointillistic and imaginative improvisation.

Disorder At The Border w/ Tobias Delius (D'Agaro / Maier / Kaucic): Kataklisma
Disorder At The Border w/ Tobias Delius (D'Agaro / Maier / Kaucic):
Kataklisma

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


Price: $15.95    




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The long-established trio Disorder At The Border of Zlatko Kaucic on drums, Giovanni Maier on bass and Daniele D'Agaro on saxophone & clarinet invitee multi-reedist Tobias Delius to perform this extended free improvisation, Kataklisma in four parts, captured live at the Brda Contemporary Music Festival, in Šmartno Goriska Brda, Slovenia in 2017.

Robinson, Perry / Michael Marcus / Jay Rosen: The New York Clarinet Society - COCO
Robinson, Perry / Michael Marcus / Jay Rosen:
The New York Clarinet Society - COCO

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


Price: $15.95    




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Performing on the family of clarinets, reedists Michael Marcus and Perry Robinson recorded this album in 2016 in New Haven with drummer Jay Rosen, performing three Marcus and one Rosen composition, weaving their playing in a balanced triangle of sound, Rosen's diverse rhythmic approaches — mallets, drum kit, brush work — adding warmth and energy to a well-balanced album.

Shipp, Matthew / Mark Helias: The New Syntax
Shipp, Matthew / Mark Helias:
The New Syntax

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Bringing decades of experience from far-reaching careers as leaders and in collaboration with some of the most luminary improvisers in creative jazz, this first meeting between bassist Mark Helias and pianist Matthew Shipp evokes nine inspired dialogs from two consequentially compatible jazz musicians, beautifully captured in the warmth of the Park West Studios in Brooklyn.

Deane, J.A. / Jason Kao Hwang: Uncharted Faith
Deane, J.A. / Jason Kao Hwang:
Uncharted Faith

(Tone Science Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The final collaboration of innovative electronic artist J.A. Deane, working remotely with violinist Jason Kao Hwang who sent Deane improvised solo acoustic violin recordings that Deane edited into 57 gestures, mapping them to a keyboard and creating six tracks of morphed electronics which Hwang improvised over with an electric violin to complete this unique and fascinating album.

Titan to Tachyons (Gates / Dunn / Grohowski / Hollenberg): Vonals
Titan to Tachyons (Gates / Dunn / Grohowski / Hollenberg):
Vonals

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Led by West Coast-based New Zealand guitarist Sally Gates, the 2nd album from this genre-blurring heavy improv band of original members Matt Hollenberg on the 6-string bass VI and Kenny Grohowski on drums, now officially a quartet with prior guest bassist Trevor Dunn a fourth member, here in 6 tracks that shred and weave intricate layers of jazz, rock, blues and metal.

Zorn, John (w/ Marsella / Roeder / Smith / Lage): Incerto
Zorn, John (w/ Marsella / Roeder / Smith / Lage):
Incerto

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




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Bringing together John Zorn's trio from Suite for Piano (Brian Marsella, Jorge Roeder, Ches Smith) with guitarist Julian Lage, this new jazz quartet is a versatile and flexible unit capable of instantaneous changes in direction of genre or mood with virtuosic finesse and sensitivity, as Zorn's compositions explore concepts from Freud, Sartre, and the Uncertainty Principle.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol. 10 - Bozar, Brussels [CD + DVD]
Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Vol. 10 - Bozar, Brussels [CD + DVD]

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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A combination CD and DVD of John Zorn's improvisation on the powerful organ at Henri LeBoeuf Hall, Bozar in Brussels in a dramatic musical reading of the epic Faust legend, performed with classical soprano vocalist Barbara Hannigan, who improvises with Zorn for the first time, the film allowing listeners to view Zorn's unusual keyboard techniques in close proximity.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol. 9 - Liber VII
Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Vol. 9 - Liber VII

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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John Zorn's extended solo organ improvisation at the 2022 Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN performing on the Goulding & Wood seventy-rank organ at St. John's Cathedral, Zorn's performance inspired by Aleister Crowley's Liber Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli and performed in a kind of trance state, as he traversed moods and mystery in a 44 minute journey of massive sound.

Astroturf Noise (feat Susan Alcorn): Blazing/Freezing [7-inch VINYL]
Astroturf Noise (feat Susan Alcorn):
Blazing/Freezing [7-inch VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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The opening and closing tracks from the new Blazing/Freezing album on a 7" single by the genre-merging Downtown NY trio of Sam Day Harmet (mandolin), Sana Nagano (violin) and Zachary Swanson (upright bass) deconstructing Americana roots music by slicing and dicing it with jazz/improv, electronica, sample sources, and inexplicable errata.

Astroturf Noise (feat Susan Alcorn): Blazing/Freezing
Astroturf Noise (feat Susan Alcorn):
Blazing/Freezing

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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A 2nd album of inexplicable and fascinating genre merging based around Americana roots music sliced and diced with jazz/improv, electronica, and Downtown NY forms, from the core trio of Sam Day Harmet (mandolin), Sana Nagano (violin), and Zachary Swanson (upright bass) with guests Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar, avant bluegrass guitarist Stash Wyslouch and Soundpainter Walter Thompson.

Reid, Tomeka / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Eight Pieces for Two Cellos [VINYL]
Reid, Tomeka / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Eight Pieces for Two Cellos [VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $21.95    




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Two Chicago improvising cellists--Tomeka Reid & Fred Lonberg-Holm--explore the repertoire for cello music in jazz, presenting works by Fred Katz ("Pluck It"), Sam Jones ("In Walked Ray"), Ron Carter ("Rally") and Harry Babsin ("Monti-Cello"), adding 3 new, original works by Fred Lonberg-Holm and a piece by Tomeka Reid paying homage to bassist Charles Mingus & violinist Billy Bang.

Bishop / Karayorgis / Smith: Duals [3 CDs]
Bishop / Karayorgis / Smith:
Duals [3 CDs]

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $24.95    




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Three albums of three duos between three frequent Boston collaborators and improvisers -- Jeb Bishop on trombone, Pandelis Karayorgis on piano and Damon Smith on double bass -- each CD respectively a combination of trombone & bass, piano & bass and piano & trombone, each recorded during the last year of Jeb Bishop's residency in Boston between 2016-2022.

Karayorgis / McBride / Gray: The Hasaan, Hope & Monk Project
Karayorgis / McBride / Gray:
The Hasaan, Hope & Monk Project

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The long-running Boston trio of Pandelis Karayorgis on piano, Nate McBride on bass and Luther Gray on drums explore the music of Hasaan Ibn Ali through four compositions transcribed by Karayorgis from Hasaan's so-called "lost" Atlantic album Metaphysics, interleaved with six of the band's favorite tracks from Thelonious Monk and three tracks from Monk peer Elmo Hope.

Berne, Tim / Matt Mitchell: One More, Please
Berne, Tim / Matt Mitchell:
One More, Please

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Leveraging more than a decade of collaboration, New York saxophonist Tim Berne and pianist Matt Mitchell present an intimate live concert in Montreal at Club Soda, performing mostly Berne compositions and one by Julius Hemphill ("Number 2") in a thoughtful and innately lyrical set of seemingly telepathic dialogs interpreting Berne's intricate and innovative works.

Buechi / Hellmuller / Jerjen: Moon Trail
Buechi / Hellmuller / Jerjen:
Moon Trail

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Swiss vocalist Sarah Buechi leads a new trio with Franz Hellmüller on guitar and Rafael Jerjen on bass, putting a uniquely expressive touch to a mix of original Buechi songs, standards including "I Thought About You" and "Moon River", and traditional song, the intimate and adept playing of Hellmüller and Jerjen enveloping the trio with a warm glow.

Draksler, Kaja / Susana Santos Silva: Grow
Draksler, Kaja / Susana Santos Silva:
Grow

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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A series of spontaneous converstations captured live at the 2021 Copenhagen Jazz Festival at KoncertKirken, the second duo album between trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and pianist Kaja Draksler, using extraordinary and extended techniques to create lovely rolling textures or spacious sonic environments, passing between moods and approaches in natural and captivating ways.

Silva, Susana Santos: All The Birds And A Telephone Ringing
Silva, Susana Santos:
All The Birds And A Telephone Ringing

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $14.95    




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Aside from her exceptional trumpet work in free improvisation settings, Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos, currently based in Stockholm, is also an electro-acoustic composer, these six compelling compositions merging field recordings--particularly birds, waters and yes, a phone--along with her trumpet playing and Irish flute, the album title a reference to John Cage's book Silence.

Mela, Francisco feat. Cooper-Moore / William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 2
Mela, Francisco feat. Cooper-Moore / William Parker:
Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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The second volume of Music Frees Our Souls, the trio of Francisco Mela on drums, Cooper-Moore on piano and William Parker on bass, recording in the studio in Brooklyn two extended, far reaching and powerful collective improvisations of music performed under the influence of Mela's work with, mentorship by and encouragement from pianist McCoy Tyner.

Houle, Francois / Joe Sorbara: Hush
Houle, Francois / Joe Sorbara:
Hush

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


Price: $18.95    




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With masterful technique and remarkable creative drive, the Canadian duo of clarinetist François Houle and Joe Sorbara explore unorthodox sound worlds through microtones, pad percussives, circular breathing to stretch phrasing, Houle taking apart his instrument to affect tone and pitch, and Sorbara using idiosyncratic percussive instruments including "back porch piano guts".

Lucaciu, Simon Trio: STRG + X
Lucaciu, Simon Trio:
STRG + X

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


Price: $18.95    




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Referencing their influences as Punkt.Vrt.Plastik or the Kris Davis Trio, the uniquely voiced young piano trio of Simon Lucaciu on piano, Florian Muller on double bass and Lukas Heckers on drums formed in 2016 to compose and perform original work, inspired by Christopher Dell's possibilities of differentiation and unusual forms, receiving the Central German Jazz Prize in 2022.

Monk, Thelonious Quartet: Live Five Spot 1958, Revisited
Monk, Thelonious Quartet:
Live Five Spot 1958, Revisited

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


Price: $18.95    




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Revisiting and remastering two 1958 albums on the Riverside Label (Monk in Action and Misterioso), then remastered as At The Five Spot on Milestone in 1977, this quartet show a different take on Monk's music through the authoritative playing and interpretations of Monk's music by tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, intensified by drummer Roy Haynes and bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik's solid support.

Shepp, Archie: The Way Ahead / Kwanza / The Magic Of Ju-Ju, Revisited
Shepp, Archie:
The Way Ahead / Kwanza / The Magic Of Ju-Ju, Revisited

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


Price: $18.95    




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Three albums and three distinct groupings in this essential remaster & reissue of two late 60s and one 70s Impulse! albums from saxophonist and composer Archie Shepp, in configurations of septets and nonets with luminaries of the day performing Shepp's rhythm-centric jazz focused on the Afrocentric experience, drawing on blues and spirituals in free jazz settings.

Frey, Jurg + Apartment House: Borderland Melodies
Frey, Jurg + Apartment House:
Borderland Melodies

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Three chamber works in single and multiple movements by minimalist composer Jurg Frey, exploring time & duration, form & shape and a balance of material, performed by a core quartet from the UK ensemble Apartment House, orchestrated for clarinet and bass clarinet, violin and cello, the final work adding piano, viola and percussion in a septet reworking of a 2014 composition.

Guy, Barry and Friends: Krakow 2018 [5 CD BOX SET]
Guy, Barry and Friends:
Krakow 2018 [5 CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $49.95    




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Two days of concerts in 2018 at Alchemia Club, in Krakow, Poland and a recording at Radio Krakow the next day from English composer, band leader and a bass player Barry Guy, in varying configurations at Alchemia of duos & trios with some of Europe & The UK's leading improvisers, culminating in an 11-piece ensemble at Radio Krakow performing the large work "For To End Yet Again".

Harrison, Bryn: A Coiled Form
Harrison, Bryn:
A Coiled Form

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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A remarkable, intense and startlingly virtuosic solo performance from Berlin violinist Sarah Saviet in a long-form extension of an originally 15-minute work commissioned by Saviet of UK composer Bryn Harrison, developed together to allow the score to be variable in length through performer choices to re-sequence the events and repetition of the composition.

Iddon, Martin: Naiads
Iddon, Martin:
Naiads

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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With titles taken from different kinds of water nymphs in Greek mythology, composer Mark Iddon's four-part work is a hauntingly beautiful set of compositions of seeming siren calls and rich percussion, realized by an octet configuration of the UK ensemble Apartment House, with two pianists (Philip Thomas and Mark Knoop), three strings, clarinet, flute and percussion.

Johnson, Evan: L' Art De Toucher
Johnson, Evan:
L' Art De Toucher

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Five works from US composer often based in Amsterdam, Evan Johnson, in solo, duo and trio settings including a triptych titled "L'art de toucher" in three configurations, demonstrating his unique approach to writing using disparate musical influences from modern to Baroque, mated to anarchic experimentalism and a Wandelweiser sensibility; fascinating!

London Jazz Composers Orchestra: Krakow 2020 [6 CD BOX SET]
London Jazz Composers Orchestra:
Krakow 2020 [6 CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $59.95    




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To celebrate its 50th year since bassist Barry Guy assembled the London Jazz Orchestra for its first 1970 performance on BBC Radio, the now multinational band convened in Poland in 2020 for a series of concerts at Alchemia Club and Manggha Hall in configurations of duos to quintets, culminating in a full ensemble performance of two magnificently powerful works: "Flow" and "Harmos-Krakow".

Odd Person: Myths of the Crystal Plateau [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Odd Person:
Myths of the Crystal Plateau [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Nonlocal Research -- Chile )


Price: $7.95    




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A mesmerizing album of rich percussion and synthetic sound floors from Odd Person, aka August Treager (Bicephalic, Somnaphon), in seven trance-like compositions based around grooves that slowly evolve in character while accompanied by haunting asides of ghostly melodic figures, casting a decidedly world music flavor to original music that transcends location.

VO (Zethson / Hogberg  / Berthling / Sander): The Sounds Of VO [2 CDS]
VO (Zethson / Hogberg / Berthling / Sander):
The Sounds Of VO [2 CDS]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $21.95    




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A rare mix of collective and chamber approaches to free improvisation from the Swedish sextet VÖ of Eva Lindal on violin, Anna Hogberg on alto saxophone, Johan Berthling on double bass, Leo Svensson Sander on cello, Alexander Zethson on piano & pump organ and Giannis Arapis on acoustic guitar, performing deeply introspective conversations that explore modernity and tradition.

Jackson, Keefe / Jason Adasiewicz: Rows And Rows [VINYL]
Jackson, Keefe / Jason Adasiewicz:
Rows And Rows [VINYL]

(Delmark -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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An inventive and lyrical set of duos between Chicago tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist Keefe Jackson and vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, nine concise pieces that blend free improvisation with compositions seamlessly in a really delightful duo.

Jackson, Keefe / Jim Baker / Julian Kirshner: Routines
Jackson, Keefe / Jim Baker / Julian Kirshner:
Routines

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Three leaders in the Chicago free improv scene--Keefe Jackson on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Jim Baker on piano & synthesizer and Julian Kirshner on drums--in a collective album of concentrative conversation, a group of equals that function together through close listening and interactive support in expressive playing that leaves ego out of the equation.

Buechi / Hellmuller / Jerjen: Moon Trail <i>[Used Item]</i>
Buechi / Hellmuller / Jerjen:
Moon Trail [Used Item]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $14.00    




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Swiss vocalist Sarah Buechi leads a new trio with Franz Hellmüller on guitar and Rafael Jerjen on bass, putting a uniquely expressive touch to a mix of original Buechi songs, standards including "I Thought About You" and "Moon River", and traditional song, the intimate and adept playing of Hellmüller and Jerjen enveloping the trio with a warm glow.

Houle, Francois / Joe Sorbara: Hush <i>[Used Item]</i>
Houle, Francois / Joe Sorbara:
Hush [Used Item]

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


Price: $13.00    




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With masterful technique and remarkable creative drive, the Canadian duo of clarinetist François Houle and Joe Sorbara explore unorthodox sound worlds through microtones, pad percussives, circular breathing to stretch phrasing, Houle taking apart his instrument to affect tone and pitch, and Sorbara using idiosyncratic percussive instruments including "back porch piano guts".

Johnson, Evan: L' Art De Toucher <i>[Used Item]</i>
Johnson, Evan:
L' Art De Toucher [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $11.00    




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Five works from US composer often based in Amsterdam, Evan Johnson, in solo, duo and trio settings including a triptych titled "L'art de toucher" in three configurations, demonstrating his unique approach to writing using disparate musical influences from modern to Baroque, mated to anarchic experimentalism and a Wandelweiser sensibility; fascinating!




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