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  February 2023
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Sarian, Michael / Matthew Putman: A Lifeboat (Part II)
Sarian, Michael / Matthew Putman:
A Lifeboat (Part II)

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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The second of two volumes of studio improvisations between Brooklyn trumpeter & flugelhorn player Michael Sarian and keyboardist Matthew Putman, recorded in Sarin's home studio during the 2020 pandemic, allowing freedom in exploration as they sought out cadences, rhythms and melodies, this 2nd volume presenting the most interesting of their investigations.

Sarian, Michael / Matthew Putman: A Lifeboat (Part II) [VINYL CLEAR]
Sarian, Michael / Matthew Putman:
A Lifeboat (Part II) [VINYL CLEAR]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $25.95    




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The second of two volumes of studio improvisations between Brooklyn trumpeter & flugelhorn player Michael Sarian and keyboardist Matthew Putman, recorded in Sarin's home studio during the 2020 pandemic, allowing freedom in exploration as they sought out cadences, rhythms and melodies, this 2nd volume presenting the most interesting of their investigations.

Ward, Alex Item 4: Furthered
Ward, Alex Item 4:
Furthered

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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An assertive album of compositional jazz from clarinetist & guitarist Alex Ward's Item 4 with London improvisers Charlotte Keeffe on trumpet & flugelhorn, Otto Willberg on double bass and Andrew Lisle on drums, a dynamic album that elicits exciting solos from all players around unusual structures that surprise in quick turns and changes of mood; inspiring!

Lerner, Marilyn / Nicole Rampersaud: Brass Knuckle Sandwich
Lerner, Marilyn / Nicole Rampersaud:
Brass Knuckle Sandwich

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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An assertive duo of piano and trumpet from Canadian improvisers Marilyn Lerner playing inside and out of the piano, and trumpeter Nicole Rampersaud performing with powerful and unusually expressive technique, this the first meeting between the two in a set of seven studio recordings, creative interactions of wide-ranging and cohesive approaches to their dialogs.

Thomson, Scott (w/ Yves Charuest / Karen Ng / Jean Derome / John Oswald): Pal o'Alto
Thomson, Scott (w/ Yves Charuest / Karen Ng / Jean Derome / John Oswald):
Pal o'Alto

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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In a nod to alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, Montreal trombonist Scott Thomson brings together four exceptional Canadian alto saxophonists with whom he has worked and who motivate his improvisational drive, heard here in four duos: two with Toronto alto saxophonists John Oswald and Karen Ng, and two with Montreal alto saxophonists Jean Derome and Yves Charuest.

Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay: Si tu partais
Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay:
Si tu partais

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The long-standing Montreal trio of saxophonist Jean Derome, here on alto & baritone sax, flute and voice, bassist Norman Guilbeault and drummer Pierre Tanguay, frequent collaborators through a vast set of creative improv/Actuelle projects, continue their research into the history of jazz with compositions including those from Ornette Coleman, Duke Ellington, Eric Dolphy, &c.

Vertical Squirrels (Daniel Fischlin / Ajay Heble / Lewis Melville / Ted Warren / Dong-Won Kim / Gary
Vertical Squirrels (Daniel Fischlin / Ajay Heble / Lewis Melville / Ted Warren / Dong-Won Kim / Gary Diggins):
Le gouffre / The Chasm: Live from Silence, Guelph (Ontario)

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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An exceptional album of widely-embracing collective improvisation recorded during Vertical Squirrel's 2019-20 residency at Silence as part of the You Are I Am series, the core quartet of Daniel Fischlin on guitars, monotron, flute & percussion, Ajay Heble on piano, Lewis Melville on bass & percussion and Ted Warren on drums & percussion are joined by cornetist and world instrumentalist Gary Diggins and vocalist & percussionist Dong-Won Kim.

Brennan, Patrick S0nic 0penings: Tilting Curvaceous
Brennan, Patrick S0nic 0penings:
Tilting Curvaceous

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Patrick Brennan's compositions propose a series of groove instances or cells, each laying out a contrasting polyrhythm in bass & treble so that at least two melodic lines can be played over them simultaneously and the series looped, cleverly accomplished with Brian Groder on trumpet, Rod Williams on piano, Hilliard Greene on bass, Michael TA Thompson on drums and Brenann on sax.

Day & Taxi (Gallio / Jeger / Hemmingway): Live in Baden
Day & Taxi (Gallio / Jeger / Hemmingway):
Live in Baden

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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For 35 years saxophonist & composer Christoph Gallio has directed the exemplary Swiss jazz group Day & Taxi, here in a trio format with bassist Silvan Jeger and drummer Gerry Hemingway, Gallio on soprano, alto & C melody saxophones, heard in this 2021 live performance at Stadtbistro Isebahnli, in Baden, Germany for nine diverse, creative and delightfully quirky pieces.

Gratkowski, Frank / Simon Nabatov: Tender Mercies
Gratkowski, Frank / Simon Nabatov:
Tender Mercies

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Long-time collaborators, German reed & wind player Frank Gratkowski and pianist Simon Nabatov release their third collaboration as a duo, concentrating their playing from large bands including the Simon Nabatov Quartet to the essence of their personal and impressive dialog, here performing at the LOFT, in Cologne for the celebration of Nabatov's birthday.

Pais, Afonso / Tomas Marques: The Inner Colours of Boglins Outline
Pais, Afonso / Tomas Marques:
The Inner Colours of Boglins Outline

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A relaxed and informed dialog between young generation Portuguese improvisers Tomás Marques on alto saxophone and Afonso Pais on guitar, demonstrating their experience from bands like L.U.M.E. and Joao Hasselberg / Pedro Branco, these five expressive and intuitively melodic improvisations were recorded by the artists in 2022 and are presented without edits.

Skeidsvoll, Lauritz / Isach Skeidsvoll: Chanting Moon, Dancing Sun - Live at Molde International Jaz
Skeidsvoll, Lauritz / Isach Skeidsvoll:
Chanting Moon, Dancing Sun - Live at Molde International Jazz Festival

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Developing their language together since childhood, Norwegian brothers Lauritz Heitmann Skeidsvoll on saxophone and Isach Skeidsvoll on piano & melodica converse in a way that only two family members can, using their knowledge of each other's playing as a confident foundation for remarkable flights of technically challenging yet innately lyrical improvisations.

Trujillo, Juanma / Kenneth Jimenez / Gerald Cleaver: Contour
Trujillo, Juanma / Kenneth Jimenez / Gerald Cleaver:
Contour

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Recording in Brooklyn, the trio led by Venezuelan guitarist Juanma Trujillo, with Costa Rican bassist Kenneth Jimenez and New York drummer Gerald Cleaver, merge avant jazz, heavy rock grooves with a Sonny Sharrock flavor, and abstract almost chamber jazz, a fascinating combination of contrasts that keeps the boundaries of their contours flexible and masterfully unpredictable.

Vicente, Luis 4tet (Vicente / Dikeman / Stewart / Goevart): House In The Valley
Vicente, Luis 4tet (Vicente / Dikeman / Stewart / Goevart):
House In The Valley

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A well-balanced and often scorching performance at Igreja do Espírito Santo in Portugal from trumpeter Luis Vicente, presented as two long improvisations each comprised of two works inspired by childhood times in a rural environment and by everyday life at home during pandemic, performed with the outstanding quartet of saxophonist John Dikeman, bassist Luke Stewart and drummer Onno Goevart.

Quatuor Bozzini: Eliane Radigue : Occam Delta XV
Quatuor Bozzini:
Eliane Radigue : Occam Delta XV

(Collection QB -- Canada )


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Translating her concepts from the electronic realm into acoustic, composer Eliane Radigue used an oral compositional process with the Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini, for whom this work is dedicated, allowing each performance a uniqueness through sustained tones, microbeats and emerging harmonies, creating a profoundly meditative and rich work.

Ducret, Marc (w/ Martinez / Helary / Bopp / Ducret): Palm Sweat: Marc Ducret Plays the Music of Tim
Ducret, Marc (w/ Martinez / Helary / Bopp / Ducret):
Palm Sweat: Marc Ducret Plays the Music of Tim Berne

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


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A frequent collaborator with NY saxophonist and composer Tim Berne, French guitarist Marc Ducret takes on Berne's compositions, at times in multiple interpretations of the same work or by merging pieces together, performed with the superb support of trumpeter Fabrice Martinez, flutist Sylvaine Helary, trombonist Christiane Bopp and Ducret's son, cellist Bruno Ducret.

George (Hollenbeck / Webber / Nealand / Magic): Letters to George
George (Hollenbeck / Webber / Nealand / Magic):
Letters to George

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


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Derived from the name Georgios and its dual meaning of earth and work, drummer & composer John Hollenbeck (Claudia Quintet) developed these lyrical and sometimes pop-inspired compositions, along with arrangements of Sonny Bono's "Bang Bang" and Cyril Tawney's "Grey Funnel Line", performed with Anna Weber on sax & flute, Aurora Nealand on voice, keys & sax, and Chiquita Magic on keys & voice.

Obomsawin, Mali (Harris / Elhajli / Burik / Campbell / Ho Bynum): Sweet Tooth
Obomsawin, Mali (Harris / Elhajli / Burik / Campbell / Ho Bynum):
Sweet Tooth

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Wabanaki bassist, composer and songwriter Mali Obomsawin presents a compositional suite that highlights the art and culture of her people, binding together blues, jazz, hymns and folk songs with an ensemble of exceptional NY improvisers: Savannah Harris (drums), Miriam Elhajli (guitars, voice), Allison Burik (reeds), Noah Campbell (sax) and Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet & flugelhorn).

Gargaud, Guillaume  / Jukka Kaariainen: Radial
Gargaud, Guillaume / Jukka Kaariainen:
Radial

(Plus Timbre -- Greece )


Price: $12.95    




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The first encounter in 2022 between two free improvising guitarists--Guillaume Gargaud, a French composer and improviser playing a 6 string guitar, and Finnish experimental improv guitarist Jukka Kaariainen playing a 12 string--in a 5-part set of dialogs recorded in Helsinki, finding common ground from linear rhythms and high energy playing employing a large dynamical scale.

Alcorn, Susan / Patrick Holmes / Ryan Sawyer: From Union Pool
Alcorn, Susan / Patrick Holmes / Ryan Sawyer:
From Union Pool

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Taking the dual role of soaring guitar lines and savagely deep string foundations, Susan Alcorn joins clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Ryan Sawyer for this invigorating 2022 concert at Union Pool in Brooklyn, their unique instrumentation providing clarity to each performer's contribution through their dynamic and often wildly energetic collective interplay.

Rasmussen / Flaherty / Rowden / Corsano: Crying in Space
Rasmussen / Flaherty / Rowden / Corsano:
Crying in Space

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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A muscular album of free improvisation from the quartet of Mette Rasmussen on alto saxophone, Paul Flaherty on alto & tenor saxophones, Zach Rowden on contrabass and Chris Corsano on drums & percussion, recording live at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, starting like an Albert Ayler hymn and evolving through overlapping lines of controlled and sometimes wonderfully chaotic collective conversation.

O Carro de Fogo de Sei Miguel: Um  Um  Um, E Nao Ha Forma De Morrer
O Carro de Fogo de Sei Miguel:
Um Um Um, E Nao Ha Forma De Morrer

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Trumpeter & composer Sei Miguel's second O Carro De Fogo De Sei Migue continues his merging of electric jazz with ea-overtones, in three live recordings with Fala Mariam on trombone & Rings, Nuno Torres on saxophone & Rings, Bruno Silva on electric guitar, Pedro Lourenco on electric bass, Andre Goncalves on organs & ATMOS and Luis Desirat & Raphael Soares on percussion.

Ouat (Simon Sieger / Joel Grip / Michael Griener): The Strange Adventures of Jesper Klint [VINYL 2 L
Ouat (Simon Sieger / Joel Grip / Michael Griener):
The Strange Adventures of Jesper Klint [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Umlaut Records -- France )


Price: $33.95    




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Focusing on the compositions of Swedish pianist Per Henrik Wallin, the energetic piano trio of Simon Sieger on piano, Joel Grip on double bass and Michael Griener on drums puts new life into Wallin's 1998 trio album Coyote with the intention of putting Wallin's music in front of a new audience while clearly reveling in his compositions amid their own impressive mastery.

Machinefabriek : +
Machinefabriek :
+

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


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Trying to strike a balance between composition and the challenges of being a young parent, Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, created a series of short tracks that could be developed quickly with invited collaborators, a concept that worked so well that in little time he found 52 enthusiastic and diverse musicians to develop the expanse of this impressive collection.

Ogura, Miharu: Ogura Plays Stockhausen [2 CDS + DOWNLOAD]
Ogura, Miharu:
Ogura Plays Stockhausen [2 CDS + DOWNLOAD]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $21.95    




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A double CD of Japanese pianist Miharu Ogura's performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Klavierstücke I-XI for solopiano, recorded at the MONOPIANO festival in 2021, bringing to a pinnacle her fascination with Stockhausen's unique approach to this set of compositions, captured in her second live performance after a concert in Tokyo in the same year.

Skein (Kaufmann / Gratkowski / de Joode): Spectra & Affrays
Skein (Kaufmann / Gratkowski / de Joode):
Spectra & Affrays

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )


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Describing their improvisation as a chemical reaction of positive and negative ions, the central trio of the ensemble Skein--Achim Kaufmann (piano), Frank Gratkowski (winds) and Wilbert de Joode (bass)--are heard in this incredible 2018 concert at Konfrontationen Festival as a septet with Tony Buck (drums), Richard Barrett (electronics), Liz Allbee (trumpet) and Uchihashi Kazuhisa (guitar).

Banabila, Michel: Hidden Patterns
Banabila, Michel:
Hidden Patterns

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


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Netherlands keyboardist, sound artist and composer Michel Banabila's work is explored through 14 recent projects in different configurations with 10 collaborators including guitarist Anton Goudsmit, violinist Oene van Geel, clarinetist Gareth Davis, cellist Peter Hollo, &c.; beautifully dramatic works of great depth and texture with rich and often haunting melodies.

Duplant, Bruno / Seth Nehil: The Memory Of Things
Duplant, Bruno / Seth Nehil:
The Memory Of Things

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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An immersive and often explosive set of dark compositions from Seth Nehil & Bruno Duplant, blending field recordings, electronics, percussion and percussive objects into a controlled chaos of inexplicably murky and uncategorizable sounds, at times like a surreal firework display, or inserted into a complex machine on the verge of collapse, all imbued with a consistent resonant hue.

Duplant, Bruno: Le Jour D'apres
Duplant, Bruno:
Le Jour D'apres

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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A dark journey into a nocturnal world of synthetic tones and urban environments, emerging from footsteps and impressions of the passing world imbued through vaporous and skewed progressions, like moonlight piercing through a veil, from French composer and electroacoustic artist Bruno Duplant in an extended work dedicated to Belgian pianist Guy Vandromme.

Zenial: Lancelot's Delusions
Zenial:
Lancelot's Delusions

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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The music project of Polish sound explorer Lukasz Szaankiewicz is Zenial, merging minimal ambient and micro-sounds with field recordings and a sense of skewed motion, creating long-form virtual journeys through strange environments, or in rich textures of a dark night accompanied by slowly moving tones, his years of experience heard through exceptional sonic qualities.

Vales, David: Beta Vulgaris
Vales, David:
Beta Vulgaris

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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Working with sound and the relationship to food, crops, and the culinary identity of communities, Beta Vulgaris, (the latin name of the common beet) was composed by Bogota, Columbia born David Velez, a PhD graduate in Sound Art from the University of Huddersfield, who used these specific tones to stimulate the growth of beetroot in the garden of the Modern Art Museum in Medellin.

Cutler, Chris: It Makes Sense To Me [2 CDs]
Cutler, Chris:
It Makes Sense To Me [2 CDs]

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )


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An excellent 50 year overview of the work of drummer & composer Chris Cutler, best known for his work with Henry Cow and his label ReR Megacorp, but also heard here in groupings including Art Bears, Cassiber, News From Babel, Aqsak Mabou, Duck and Cover, Peter Blegvad, Rene Lussier, The Work, Pere Ubu, The (ec) Nudes, Domestic Stories, Cutler/Frith, Cutler/Parkins, &c.

Henry Cow: Glastonbury, Chaumont, Bilbao And The Lions Of Desire
Henry Cow:
Glastonbury, Chaumont, Bilbao And The Lions Of Desire

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )


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Expanding on the history of Henry Cow in new recordings discovered after the 19-CD Cow Redux box, including: a well-recorded concert at the the first Glastonbury Fayre in 1972, the earliest recordings of the quartet of Martin Ditcham, Fred Frith, John Greaves and Tim Hodgkinson; a 1978 grouping with Phil Minton; unrecorded compositions from 1977 in Bilbao; and a 1976 Chaumont Concert.

Hinds, Killick / Francesca Remigi: Empowered Kind
Hinds, Killick / Francesca Remigi:
Empowered Kind

(Habitable & H(i)nds(i)ght Records -- USA )


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The duo of guitarist Killick Hinds on stringed instruments, bells & electronics, and Italian/NY drummer Francesca Remigi on acoustic & electronic drums, percussion, and credited with Delene Porter for performing on "symbiote"; an "eclectic, ecstatic and exploratory duo strives for sonic research and for breaking the barriers of the conventional process of music making."

Liebman, Dave (w/ Peter Evans / Leo Genovese / John Hebert / Tyshawn Sorey): Lost In Time, Live At S
Liebman, Dave (w/ Peter Evans / Leo Genovese / John Hebert / Tyshawn Sorey):
Lost In Time, Live At Smalls

(Cellar Live -- Canada )


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Part of the SmallsLIVE Living Masters series, masterful saxophonist Dave Liebman leads the stellar quintet of Peter Evans on trumpet, Leo Genovese on piano, John Hebert on bass & Tyshawn Sorey on drums through three Liebman compositions titled for their ordinal position, relaunching a highly focused Liebman post-pandemic with this stunning live concert at Smalls Jazz Club.

Bennington, Jimmy Colour And Sound: Church Bells - Live at Green Mill
Bennington, Jimmy Colour And Sound:
Church Bells - Live at Green Mill

(Cadence -- USA )


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A live concert on a Sunday afternoon in 2017 at Green Mill in Chicago from the lyrically informed post-bop quintet Jimmy Bennington Colour And Sound, led by drummer Bennington with Fred Jackson, Jr. on alto saxophone & soprano saxophone, Artie Black on tenor saxophone, Dustin Laurenzi on tenor saxophone and Mike Harmon on bass.

Fujii, Satoko / Otomo Yoshihide: Perpetual Motion
Fujii, Satoko / Otomo Yoshihide:
Perpetual Motion

(Ayler Records -- France )


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Expanding their instruments into sonic sculpture, this first meeting between acclaimed Japanese improvisers Satoko Fujii, performing inside and out of the piano, and electric guitarist Otomo Yoshihide, demonstrates their incredible compatibly as heard in these live recordings at Tokyo's Pit Inn, part of an annual festival organized by Fujii & trumpeter Natsuki Tamura.

Cappozzo, Cecile Quintet (Cappozzo / Cappozzo / Bellanger / Grente / Ziemniak): Hymne d'Automne
Cappozzo, Cecile Quintet (Cappozzo / Cappozzo / Bellanger / Grente / Ziemniak):
Hymne d'Automne

(Ayler -- France )


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The core trio of Cécile Cappozzo (piano), Patrice Grente (double bass) and Etienne Ziemniak (drums) release their second Ayler album, expanded to a quintet with Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet and Guillaume Bellanger on saxophone, performing six works connected like a suite that flow beautifully through Cappozzo's warm compositions, including a piece dedicated to Carla Bley.

Tippett, Keith / Julie Tippett: Couple In Spirit: Sound on Sound
Tippett, Keith / Julie Tippett:
Couple In Spirit: Sound on Sound

(Discus -- UK )


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Planning a duo album since 2019, this was to be pianist Keith Tippett & vocalist Julie Tippett first new studio album in 30 years, but tragically pandemic and Keith Tippett's passing prevented that, Julie instead turning to unreleased live solo piano recordings from 1979 through 1996 to which she added new vocal performances in the studio, creating eight impressive virtual duos.

Freed, Moss / Union Division: Micromotives [2 CDs]
Freed, Moss / Union Division:
Micromotives [2 CDs]

(Discus -- UK )


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Seeking new methods of performing real-time collective composition through improvisation, composer & guitarist Moss Freed developed a language of hand signals that could be used among a large ensemble with instructions to guide players towards particular activities, heard in this spectacular set of seven improvisations, each named for an iconic improviser or composer.

Archer, Martin (w/ John Jasnoch / Sarah Farmer / Lee Boyd Allatson): Wasp Honey
Archer, Martin (w/ John Jasnoch / Sarah Farmer / Lee Boyd Allatson):
Wasp Honey

(Discus -- UK )


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After participating in the Birmingham Improvisors Orchestra, wind improviser Martin Archer, bass guitarist John Jasnoch and violin & electronic musician Sarah Farmer were joined in the studio by drummer Lee Boyd Allatson to record this mix of compositions, graphic scores and free improv, merging AACM-style free jazz with contemporary chamber-oriented improv.

Agnas, Kasper: Grain Live
Agnas, Kasper:
Grain Live

(FRIM Records -- Sweden )


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Three live guitar improvisations from Swedish guitarist Kasper Agnas performing at Stockholm's New Music and Intermedia Art venue Fylkingen, each piece uniquely approached, starting with a lap guitar dulcimer-like approach of rapid rhythmic attacks, to a warm sound world using mallets on the guitar neck, and finally a work of decaying chords that evolve in complexity, strength and skew.

Strzalek, Julia / Cornelia Nilsson: Scenery Somewhere
Strzalek, Julia / Cornelia Nilsson:
Scenery Somewhere

(FRIM Records -- Sweden )


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Recording in a former hospital funeral chapel in Sweden--Stockholm's Kapellet--the drum and sax duo of alto saxophonist Julia Strzalek and drummer Cornelia Nilsson focuses on melody and clear articulation in a dialog that finds their passion in calmly unfolding conversation, consistently illuminating their instrumental and instant-compositional mastery.

Armaroli, Sergio (Armaroli / Minton / Schiaffini / Turner): I Dream I Was An Earopean
Armaroli, Sergio (Armaroli / Minton / Schiaffini / Turner):
I Dream I Was An Earopean

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


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Two percussionists--vibraphonist Sergio Armaroli and drummer/percussionist Roger Turner-- and two brass players--trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini and trumpeter Phil Minton, who doubles on voice improvisation--are heard in these studio recordings from Udine, Italy for nine "Dreams" that turn introspective slumber into restless visions through profoundly paced playing.

Burn, Chris / Matt Hutchinson: Untuning The Sky
Burn, Chris / Matt Hutchinson:
Untuning The Sky

(Bead -- UK )


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Developing their dialog and language during the 90s through mutual work with organizations including King Ubu Orchestra and Chris Burn's Ensemble, the unique approach to free improv between keyboard & electronic artist Matt Hutchinson and trumpeter Chris Burn are heard in these three UK concerts from 2005 & 2006 at Red Rose Club, the White House and The Music Room.

Davis, Miles w/ Tadd Dameron: Revisited
Davis, Miles w/ Tadd Dameron:
Revisited

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


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Between his work with Charlie Parker and before his own personal success, trumpeter Miles Davis joined the influential ensemble of pianist, composer and arranger Tadd Dameron, heard in six large ensemble pieces at New York's Royal Roost in 1949, and then in a quintet at the Paris Festival International De Jazz the same year, in both hearing a unique and confident facet to Miles' playing.

Gjerstad, Frode / Kalle Moberg / Paal Nilssen-Love: Time Sound Shape
Gjerstad, Frode / Kalle Moberg / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Time Sound Shape

(PNL -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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A surprising trio for percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love and wind player Frode Gjerstad, who more typically play assertive free jazz of enthusiastic character and technical skill, but here joined by fellow Norwegian, accordionist Kalle Moberg, they instead turn in a beautifully reflective set with Paal primarily playing gongs, using the resonance of Oslo's Gamle Aker Kirke.

Growlers Choir: LIVE au FIMAV
Growlers Choir:
LIVE au FIMAV

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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A unique concert even by the standards of Victoriaville from The Growlers, a vocal ensemble who interpret heavy metal, known for their epic work "Hate.Machine" and "The Dayking" with participation from poet Fortner Anderson, performed here along with a comprovisation backed by an electronic track originated from electric guitar recordings.

Koch / Loriot / Kocher: Stranger Becoming
Koch / Loriot / Kocher:
Stranger Becoming

(Bruit Editions + Neither / Nor Records -- Switzerland / NY )


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Singular but not strange improvisational intersections from this Swiss trio of open-minded and masterful musicians--Hans Koch on clarinet, Frantz Loriot on viola and Jonas Kocher on accordion--highly compatible collaborators who have developed a unique language of chamber-oriented free improvisation that experiments at the convergence of compositional and chamber jazz forms.

Large Unit (Paal Nilssen-Love): Clusterfuck
Large Unit (Paal Nilssen-Love):
Clusterfuck

(PNL -- Norway )


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One of a pair of albums--New Map and Clusterfuck--recorded in the studio in Oslo, Norway by percussionist and composer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit, a 15-piece, incredibly flexible and open-minded ensemble, here improvising over a work of graphic notation where the composed structures are balanced with blocks of improvisation, allowing for quick dynamic shifts in direction.

Large Unit (Paal Nilssen-Love): New Map
Large Unit (Paal Nilssen-Love):
New Map

(PNL -- Norway )


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One of a pair of albums--New Map and Clusterfuck--recorded in the studio in Oslo, Norway by percussionist and composer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit, a 15-piece, incredibly flexible and open-minded ensemble, here performing a work where the improvisers are provided with a series of open-form "cells"--concrete ideas, notes and directions--to which they must respond.

Light.Box + Emil Karlsen: The Undanced Dance
Light.Box + Emil Karlsen:
The Undanced Dance

(Bead -- UK )


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The improvising duo light.box of Alex Bonney (trumpet) and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (bass), using expansive electronic processing at the intersection of dark ambient, gestural improv and electronic environment, is expanded through the drums and percussion of Norwegian improviser Emil Karlsen, heard in these 2021 recordings at University of Huddersfield, UK.

Svasek, Marianne : Marwa
Svasek, Marianne :
Marwa

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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A beautiful and contemplative performance of "Raga Marwa", a a hexatonic Indian raga and the eponymous raga of the "Marva thaat", peformed by Dutch-Czech master vocalist Marianne Svašek, and recorded in Stockholm, with Svašek and Swedish bass player Vilhelm Bromander both performing on the tanpura, a long-necked plucked string instrument used to create a sonic canvas behind the raga.

Cleaver, Gerald / Brandon Lopez / Hprizm: In The Wilderness
Cleaver, Gerald / Brandon Lopez / Hprizm:
In The Wilderness

(Positive Elevation / 577 Records -- USA )


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Drawn from an experimental improv performance by drummer Gerald Cleaver and bassist Brandon Lopez at 577 Records' 2019 Forward Festival, electronic artist and producer Hprizm of the Antipop Consortium took those recording to reconstruct twelve works of illusory and often surreal music, from active beat-based electronica to hazy dreamlike ambience.

Baldini, Marco : Vesperi
Baldini, Marco :
Vesperi

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Influenced by the seemingly contradictory sources of 16th century Italian composers and their polyphonic compositions, Eliane Radigue, and North Indian classical, Italian composer Marco Baldini's beautifully dark works employ a slow, rarefied pace and subdued dynamics with a fascination for pianissimo playing, heard in eight chamber compositions for low strings and marimba.

Denyer, Frank: Melodies [2 CDs]
Denyer, Frank:
Melodies [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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First recordings of composer Frank Denyer's "Melodies" series from the mid-1970s, arising from his ethnomusicological studies that explored the concept of what makes up a melody, or a note, creating a series of compositions with melodies of one note, then two, building up to a final work of 14- and 15-note melodies; includes a 24 page booklet by Denyer detailing the concept.

dis/con/tent (Petzold / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Bauer): Ulrichsberg
dis/con/tent (Petzold / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Bauer):
Ulrichsberg

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Four string improviser convene at Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon, in Germany in 2021, two of them from Germany--Dietrich Petzold on violin, viola, clavichord & bowed metal, Matthias Bauer on double bass--and the Portuguese father/son complement of improvisers--Ernesto Rodrigues on viola and Guilherme Rodrigues on cello--for three works of delicately sinewy intersection & counterpoint.

Lonsdale, Eden: Clear and Hazy Moons
Lonsdale, Eden:
Clear and Hazy Moons

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Splitting the album between two ensembles, UK composer Eden Lonsdale's beautifully languid compositions are performed first by Apartment House, and then by the young Rothko Collective, the four pieces showing Lonsdale's development of writing for harmony, timbre and resonance into works focused on the passing of time and the integration of prominent melodic elements.

Radigue, Eliane: 11 Dec 80 [2 CDs]
Radigue, Eliane:
11 Dec 80 [2 CDs]

(Important Records -- USA )


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The first release of electronic composer Éliane Radigue's 1980 live session for the Bay Area's KPFA radio, performing two works: a studio performance of "Chry-ptus", Radigue's work for asynchronous recordings on a Buchla Modular System; and the world premiere of Parts I through III of "Tryptych", an hallucinogenic work of sound and texture.

Soldier, Dave / William Hooker: Lewitt Etudes
Soldier, Dave / William Hooker:
Lewitt Etudes

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Inspired by the graphic wall drawings of American artist and sculptor Sol Lewitt, designed as graphic scores for flexibility in improvisation, violinist Dave Soldier and drummer William Hooker assembled this impressive ensemble to present 9 etudes, performed with Rebecca Cherry, Kirk Knuffke, Ayumi Ishito, Hans Tammen, Alex Greene, Luke Stewart, and Ken Filiano.

 

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