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  March 2023
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Drake, Bob : Legendary Lore Of The Holy Wells Of England
Drake, Bob :
Legendary Lore Of The Holy Wells Of England

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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A unique exposition of an 1893 text by Robert Charles Hope exploring the legends of England's "holy wells", the water of which was purported to have healing properties, adapted to atmospheric songs by Drake and performed on a 1940 Hammond model BC organ and a Challen upright piano; delicate and descriptive songs that detail the legends and the hope they inspired.

Magee, Massimo: Live In the Metaverse
Magee, Massimo:
Live In the Metaverse

(Orbit577 -- USA )


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A virtual live performance from the UK at The OctoBar in this solo clarinet performance from multi-reedist Massimo Magee, starting with a short introduction titled "The Way In", leading to a 43 minute extended and accomplished improvisation dedicated to the playing of iconic reedists Evan Parker and John Coltrane, complemented by unexpected digital glitches and reverb.

Malcolm Goldstein / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Missa Amissa [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Malcolm Goldstein / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Missa Amissa [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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Bringing to ears a 2003 encounter in Chicago, IL between legendary violin improviser, conceptualist and writer Malcolm Goldstein and exploratory cello improviser Fred Lonberg-Holm, through two extended dialogs weaving their strings around each other and finding unusual intersections and unions, from rapid action to introspective beauty; unsettling and inspired.

Smith, Damon / Louis Wall / NNN Cook / Michael William / Fred Tompkins: Fire Point [CASSETTE + DOWNL
Smith, Damon / Louis Wall / NNN Cook / Michael William / Fred Tompkins:
Fire Point [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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A dark album of sound art from the quintet of mostly St. Louis improvisers--Damon Smith, Louis Wall, NNN Cook, Michael Williams and noted flutist Fred Tompkins on two tracks--starting through shrouded percussion and unidentifiable sources, the group's sessions are edited into a cohesive album that takes its listeners on a unique journey of electronic and acoustic interaction.

Kim, Sunik: Raid on the White Tiger Regiment [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Kim, Sunik:
Raid on the White Tiger Regiment [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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Named after one of the eight core revolutionary operas produced during the Cultural Revolution in Korea, composer & performer Sunik Kim constructed this fascinatingly dense and constantly surprising set of compositions using Max MSP and SuperCollider, including a live version constructed from phone and Zoom recordings of performances at Cafe OTO and at Counterflows, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Schindler, Udo / Nikolaius Neuser / Georg Karger: Rhapsodic Topologies
Schindler, Udo / Nikolaius Neuser / Georg Karger:
Rhapsodic Topologies

(FMR -- UK )


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Performing at the Gallery arToxi in Munich, 2022 as part of clarinet & cornetist Schindler's LowToneStudies series, the free improvising trio of Schindler, Nikolaus Neuser on trumpet and Georg Karger on double bass perform four extended conversations of meticulous momentum and superb technique, at times repurposing, extending or modifying their instruments.

Duo User 52 (Udo Schindler / Etienne Rolin): Plastic Narratives
Duo User 52 (Udo Schindler / Etienne Rolin):
Plastic Narratives

(FMR -- UK )


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Confidently forceful German free improvisation with an eccentric approach, from multi-instrumentalist Udo Schindler on clarinets, cornet & tuba and artist & improviser Etienne Rolin on basset horn, Glissotar (a continuous wind instrument) & a Bansuri flute, as they improvise over Schindler's poem (jetzt/now) from his cycle frequenz schaukelt / frequency swings.

Interstellar Nao (Rick Countryman / Gabriel Lauber / Itzam Cano): Live at No Somos Nada
Interstellar Nao (Rick Countryman / Gabriel Lauber / Itzam Cano):
Live at No Somos Nada

(FMR -- UK )


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Referencing the Spanish galleons that sailed the Pacific Ocean between Acapulco in Mexico and Manila in the Philippine Islands, this meeting in Mexico city brings Philippine-based saxophonist Rick countryman together with Swiss drummer living in Mexico City Gabriel Lauber and Lauber's collaborator in the group Zero Point, Mexico City native double bass player Itzam Canois.

Bucher, Christian / Rick Countryman: The Force Of Gravity
Bucher, Christian / Rick Countryman:
The Force Of Gravity

(FMR -- UK )


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Documenting the continued growth and evolution of the longer than a decade collaboration between American alto saxophonist living in the Philippines Ricky Countryman and Swiss drummer Christian Bucher, performing in the Strawberry Jams studio in Quezon City for thirteen succinct improvisations titled with stellar analogies, from pensive music to excitingly dynamic interplay.

Ladisa, Stefania Strutture (w/ Adrian Northover / Marcello Magliocchi): Dal'Introspezione All'Intera
Ladisa, Stefania Strutture (w/ Adrian Northover / Marcello Magliocchi):
Dal'Introspezione All'Interazione

(FMR -- UK )


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Two live performances at Sala Castello di Sannicandro di Bari and at Sala Auditorium Accademia Cinema Ragazzi in Bari, Italy from violinist & violist Stefania Ladisa's trio Strutture with drummer Marcello Magliocchi and saxophonist Adrian Northover (LIO, Remote Viewers, Runcible), using the resonance of the performances spaces in spacious free interaction.

King Ubu Orchestru 2021: Roi
King Ubu Orchestru 2021:
Roi

(FMR -- UK )


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Originally formed in 1985, this free improv ensemble continues in a new rendition of the Örchestrü, with original members Mark Charig (cornet), Paul Lytton (percussion), Alfred Zimmerlin (cello) and Phillipp Wachsmann (violin) joined by new members including Axel Dorner (trumpet), Phil Minton (voice), and Melvyn Poore (tuba), for two exceptional examples of advanced collective and cooperative improvisation.

Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: One Moment
Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
One Moment

(FMR -- UK )


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Some of the finest London and Birmingham improvisers, the free improvising quartet of saxophonist Paul Dunmall with pianist Liam Noble, drummer Mark Sanders and bassist John Edwards, continue their work together with this exceptional live performance at the Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham Conservatoire in an extended, far-ranging and engaging collective concert.

Wachsmann, Philipp / Trevor Taylor: Two
Wachsmann, Philipp / Trevor Taylor:
Two

(FMR -- UK )


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Eight studio compositions recorded in Kingston, London in 2022 between FMR label-leader Trevor Taylor on percussion and electronics, and violinist Philipp Wachsmann, also processing his sound through electronics, the two finding common ground and great compatibility in reserved pacing that seemingly allows each note and gesture to express itself fully.

Chrysakis, Thanos: Manifold Vista
Chrysakis, Thanos:
Manifold Vista

(Auf Abwegen -- Germany )


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Aural Terrains label-leader, composer and sound artist Thanos Chrysakis presents six new pieces merging electronic composition with field recordings and other electro-acoustic sources, in five rich and beautifully paced works of a diverse nature, evolving a consistent sound world where each piece draws the listener into the composer's detailed and engaging concepts.

Surplus 1980 + G.W. Sok: Kremlin Gremlin [VINYL 7'']
Surplus 1980 + G.W. Sok:
Kremlin Gremlin [VINYL 7'']

(Surplus Industries -- USA )


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Reminiscent of the packaging of early releases from The Ex, the vocalist from that band--G.W. Sok--provides the words for the first tracks on this 7" from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum drummer/composer Moe! Staiano's long-running band, a brutal wordplay stab at Russian president Putin for his invasion of Ukraine; plus a dub remix of a song on the upcoming full-length Surplus 1980 album.

Johnson, Max : When the Streets Were Quiet
Johnson, Max :
When the Streets Were Quiet

(New Focus Recordings -- USA )


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Better known for his bass work with his own free jazz trio and quartet, or as a sideman for Simon Nabatov, Chris Pitsiokis, &c. this album reveals another facet to the musician, presenting a chamber music album of strings, reeds and piano, where his role as composer and conductor brings life to works with references to Messiaen & Kafka.

Ensemble Dedalus + eRikm: Fata Morgana
Ensemble Dedalus + eRikm:
Fata Morgana

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Composed by erikM and performed with the Dedalus Ensemble, these pieces started through acousmographe recording of sounds outside of human hearing, transposed into notes and scored to be interpreted by musicians while immersed via headphone to mimic the sounds of cetaceans, then rearranged in the studio to create the annotated compositions heard on these carefully recorded compositions.

Lopez Trio (Brandon Lopez / Steve Baczkowski / Gerald Cleaver): Matanzas
Lopez Trio (Brandon Lopez / Steve Baczkowski / Gerald Cleaver):
Matanzas

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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"Matanzas" translates to "Killings", an apt description of this fiercely dark and propulsive free improv album from the NY trio led by bassist Brandon Lopez with saxophonist Steve Baczkowski and drummer/percussionist Gerald Cleaver, drawing unexpected and often malevolent sound from their instruments, particularly on the extended "Dithyramb, Sodomy, Salt".

Kasten-Krause, Tristan / Jessica Pavone: Images of One <i>[Used Item]</i>
Kasten-Krause, Tristan / Jessica Pavone:
Images of One [Used Item]

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Sealed promo copy, brand new.

"New York City-based Pavone and Kasten Krause met by being placed together in the ensembles of other like-minded music experimentalists. It wasn't long before they realized their unique sonic prefere...

Three-Layer Cake (Mike Pride / Mike Watt / Brandon Seabrook): Stove-Top
Three-Layer Cake (Mike Pride / Mike Watt / Brandon Seabrook):
Stove-Top

(Rarenoise Records -- USA )


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Circumventing pandemic lockdowns, the trio of Brandon Seabrook on guitar, banjo & tapes, Mike Pride on drums, marimba, glockenspiel, bells & organ and Mike Watt on bass recorded their contributions in separate studios and file-shared to create this genre-merging album of free improv, rock, experimental and inexplicable forms; an inspired and seriously unique album of challenges overcome.

Pride, Mike: I Hate Work
Pride, Mike:
I Hate Work

(Rarenoise Records -- UK )


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A warmly lyrical, mostly instrumental album of modern jazz that surprisingly takes it's title from legendary punk band MDC, and its songs from their 1982 debut album Millions of Dead Cops, led by NY drummer Mike Pride and performed with Jamie Saft (keys), Brad Jones (bass), Mick Bar (guitars) and on a few songs, vocalists JG Thirlwell (Foetus), Sam Mickens (The Dead Science) and Dave Dictor from MDC itself.

Coleman, Ornette: Ornette At 12, Crisis & Man On The Moon, Revisited
Coleman, Ornette:
Ornette At 12, Crisis & Man On The Moon, Revisited

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


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Reissuing and remastering two Impulse! albums from saxophonist Ornette Coleman: 1969's Ornette At 12 with Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and his then 12-year-old son Denardo on drums; 1972's Crisis adding Don Cherry on trumpet; and a lesser-known 1969 EP, Man On The Moon, with electronics from Dr. Emmanuel Ghent and Ed Blackwell on drums.

Dolphy, Eric: Outward Bound To Out To Lunch Revisited
Dolphy, Eric:
Outward Bound To Out To Lunch Revisited

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


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Arriving in NY in 1959, saxophonist, flute & bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy joined some of the finest avant jazz players, releasing his 1st album as a leader in 1960--Outward Bound--with Freddie Hubbard, Jaki Byard, George Tucker & Roy Haynes; subsequently tagged as an anti-jazz musician, it would be 4 years before his masterwork Out To Lunch would be released, both albums here reissued & remastered.

Samartzis, Philip: Atmospheres And Disturbances [CD + BOOK]
Samartzis, Philip:
Atmospheres And Disturbances [CD + BOOK]

(Room40 -- Australia )


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A work of scientific sound from Australian sound artist Philip Samartzis, creating compositions based on field work from the High-Altitude Research Station at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, over four weeks deploying various recording devices and microphones in and around the station to capture anthropogenic & geophysical forces, allowing listeners to experience the ecology under stress.

Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble : Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [
Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble :
Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [2 CDs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


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The French Dedalus Ensemble render three works from the ground-breaking ambient work of Brian Eno--Discreet Music (1975), Music for Airports (1978), and Thursday Afternoon (1985)--performed as an 11-piece acoustic ensemble and remaining faithful to the introspectively intelligent intention and peaceful elegance of Eno's original electronic works.

Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble : Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [
Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble :
Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [2 LPs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


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The French Dedalus Ensemble render three works from the ground-breaking ambient work of Brian Eno--Discreet Music (1975), Music for Airports (1978), and Thursday Afternoon (1985)--performed as an 11-piece acoustic ensemble and remaining faithful to the introspectively intelligent intention and peaceful elegance of Eno's original electronic works.

Novoa, Eva: Novoa / Kamaguchi / Cleaver Trio - Vol. 1
Novoa, Eva:
Novoa / Kamaguchi / Cleaver Trio - Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )


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Spanish pianist based in NYC Eva Novoa has since 2017 led this international but definitely NY-oriented piano trio of Japanese bassist based in NY Masa Kamaguchi and drummer Gerald Cleaver, here in her first album on 577, her sixth as a leader, presenting eight Novoa compositions of restlessly probing, dynamically interactive and inherently melodic free improvisation.

Cherry, Don / Dollar Brand: Musikforum Schloss, Viktring, Austria - July 20, 1972 [VINYL 2 LPs]
Cherry, Don / Dollar Brand:
Musikforum Schloss, Viktring, Austria - July 20, 1972 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(WHP -- E.U. )


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An exemplary concert of free jazz with world influences, from a quartet drawn from diverse parts of the world--trumpeter Don Cherry from New York, Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) from South Africa, double bassist Johnny Dyani, also from South Africa, and Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos--in four side-long improvisations recorded in Austria in 1972.

Oliveros, Pauline: The Well & The Gentle [VINYL 2 LPs]
Oliveros, Pauline:
The Well & The Gentle [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Important Records -- USA )


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Reissuing two essential, major works from improviser, conceptualist, accordionist and composer Pauline Oliveros--The Well & The Gentle--recorded in 1984 with participation including fellow accordionist Guy Klucevsek, The Well recorded in the studio in Pennsylvania, The Gentle using the resonance of the drinking watertank Severin of Cologne in West Germany.

Leandre, Joelle: Zurich Concert
Leandre, Joelle:
Zurich Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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A tour-de-force solo concert from the masterful improvising French double bassist Joëlle Léandre, performing at Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich in 2022, mostly performed through an astounding bowing exposition, accompanied at times by her worldless vocal improvising, the five parts of this concert evoking passion, power, and a lifetime of profound expression.

Jim & The Schrimps (Jim Black / Asger Nissen / Julius Gawlik / Felix Henkelhausen): Ain't No Saint
Jim & The Schrimps (Jim Black / Asger Nissen / Julius Gawlik / Felix Henkelhausen):
Ain't No Saint

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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"Jim" is US drummer & composer Jim Black working in Berlin, and The Shrimps are the trio of bassist Felix Henkelhausen and the two-sax front line of Germans, Asger Nissen on alto and Julius Gawlik on tenor, finding a rapport and common approach to free improv, they formed to perform & record Black's assertive compositions influenced by the tradition of Black American jazz.

Eastman, Julius: Two Extended Pieces For Four Pianos [VINYL 2 LPs]
Eastman, Julius:
Two Extended Pieces For Four Pianos [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


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Four European pianists--Nicolas Horvath, Melaine Dalibert, Stephane Ginsburgh, Wilhem Latchoumia--perform New York legendary and radical avant composer Julius Eastman's powerful works for four pianists: the provocatively titled "Crazy Nigger" and "Evil Nigger", reflecting the biased culture he faced, written around 1980 using his organic principle of composition.

Star City Survivor : Orbital Decay
Star City Survivor :
Orbital Decay

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )


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Electric free improvisation with a caustic edge, stellar burns with titles like "Broken Navigation" or "The Sun is a Ball of Hate", from the North Carolina duo of guitarist Phil Venable (Tragic Assembly) and NY/NC drummer Tommy Jackson, who explore the atmospheric drag on their far-reaching dialogs through propulsive energy burns and moments of dark stellar voids.

Kasten-Krause, Tristan / Jessica Pavone: Images of One
Kasten-Krause, Tristan / Jessica Pavone:
Images of One

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Violist Jessica Pavone and double bassist Tristan Kasten-Krause found they shared a similar aesthetic in sound and sonic structure while working together in other ensembles, their debut developed over two seasons of experimentation with string interactions of consonance and dissonance using distinct timbres and textures, heard in four patiently unfolding compositions.

Leap of Faith: Undulations in the Spatial Field
Leap of Faith:
Undulations in the Spatial Field

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The core duet of the Boston-based free improvising ensemble Leap of Faith Orchestra (LOFO) of David Peck on reeds, winds & an amazing collection of percussive instruments and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice are joined by keyboardist Eric Woods for an extended exploration adding unusual electronics to their typically acoustic sets for unexpected and remarkable sonic journeys.

Musicworks: #144 Winte 2022/2023 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#144 Winte 2022/2023 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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The Winter 2022/23 issue of Canada's most interesting music magazine including a 15-track compilation CD of new and rediscovered music from artists featured in the magazine; SLOWPITCHSOUND on the cover, plus articles on Gordon Grdina, performance artist Kite, Toronto's Audiopollination music series, sound artist Seth A Smith, live and recorded reviews, &c. &c.

EUPHORIUM_freakestra (feat Wadada Leo Smith / Barre Phillips): Free Acoustic Supergroup (Chicago New
EUPHORIUM_freakestra (feat Wadada Leo Smith / Barre Phillips):
Free Acoustic Supergroup (Chicago New York Berlin, Dresden Luzern Leipzig) [2 CDs]

(Euphorium -- Germany )


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The incredibly creative EUPHORIUM_freakestra as a mid-size ensemble performing at naTo in Leipzig, Germany are joined by legendary free jazz players, Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet and Barre Phillip on double bass, extending the incredible assemblage of players including Oliver Schwerdt, Axel Dorner, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Urs Leimgruber, Christian Lillinger, Gunter Baby Sommer & Michael Haves.

Kettlitz, Friedrich  : Rabolgs Bergwand [4 CDs]
Kettlitz, Friedrich :
Rabolgs Bergwand [4 CDs]

(Euphorium -- Germany )


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Having collaborated with EUPHORIUM_freakestra and Gunter Baby Sommer, narrator and actor Friedrich Kettlitz presents a 4-CD set of sound poetry using a language that pretends to be German but expands upon his native tongue, his deep voice carrying innuendo, humor, seriousness and articulate expression that fascinates regardless of the listener's own language.

Axioms (PEK / SpokenWord / Lomon / onBass / Simches): Illusion and Reality
Axioms (PEK / SpokenWord / Lomon / onBass / Simches):
Illusion and Reality

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Two vocalists associated with Cecil Taylor's final trio--Albey onBass and Jane SpokenWord--join Evil Clown leader David Peck (PEK) on reeds, winds and a large collection of percussive devices, and Glynis Lomon on cello & aquasonic, for an extended work of critical poetry and spoken word, merging truth and abstraction through free improv and pointed expression.

Swell's, Steve Fire Into Music ( w/ Moondoc / Parker / Drake): For Jemeel: Fire From The Road [3 CDs
Swell's, Steve Fire Into Music ( w/ Moondoc / Parker / Drake):
For Jemeel: Fire From The Road [3 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


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A triple CD of extended and magnificent performances between 2004 & 2005 from the quartet of Steve Swell on trombone, William Parker on double bass, Hamid Drake on drums and Jemeel Moondoc on alto saxophone, to whom this album is dedicated; two concerts in Texas and one at the Guelph Jazz Festival, with compositions from Swell and Moondoc plus collective improvisations.

Kaze with Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura / Christian Pruvost / Peter Orins & Ikue Mori: Crustal Movem
Kaze with Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura / Christian Pruvost / Peter Orins & Ikue Mori:
Crustal Movement

(Circum-Libra -- Japan/France )


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The cooperative Japanese/French quartet Kaze of pianist Satoko Fujii, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, trumpeter Christian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins are expanded for a second time with New York electronic artist Ikue Mori, embracing pandemic restrictions by creating this album through file exchange, adding complex layers of profound interaction to the virtual improvisations.

Ishito, Ayumi: The Spacemen Vol. 2
Ishito, Ayumi:
The Spacemen Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )


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Somewhere between Acid Mothers, 70s Miles or Sun Ra's Arkestra, NY-based Japanese saxophonist Ayumi Ishito's second Spacemen volume with Theo Woodward on synth & vocals, Nebula and the Velvet Queen on theremin, Jake Strauss on guitar & bass and Steven Bartishev on drums, lives up to it's cosmic moniker through exploratory improv blurring jazz, electronica and psych.

Myers, David Lee: Frontier
Myers, David Lee:
Frontier

(pulsewidth -- USA )


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A live set of electronic recordings from New York sound explorer David Lee Myers, aka Arcane Device, using modular synths under masterful control to create coherent excursions into territories both terrestrial and cosmic, each piece carefully evolving without histrionics or overt noise through warmly vivid and uniquely diverse works of sound.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris : Shamanism
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris :
Shamanism

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Adding guitarist Joe Morris to the long-standing collaboration of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp directs the New York trio into a fascinatingly unique direction, Morris' often pointillistic style bringing out quick responses and conglomerates of ideas, balanced by hauntingly lyrical and suspended moments; an evokative album of spirited improvisation.

Perturbations (Peck / Simches): Agitation
Perturbations (Peck / Simches):
Agitation

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Recording as a new group in the vast network of Evil Clown organizations, label leader David Peck on reeds, winds, percussion and digital works stations collaborates with engineer and live processing artist Joel Simches, who create the "perturbations" on this extended improvised work through a vast array of delays, reverbs, audio warps and rotary ensembles.

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

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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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.

Ayler, Albert: Summertime To Spiritual Unity - Revisited
Ayler, Albert:
Summertime To Spiritual Unity - Revisited

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


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Remastering and reissuing two tracks--"Summertime" and "C.T"--from saxophonist Albert Ayler's 1964 Fontana album My Name Is Albert Ayler with basssist Nils-Henning Orsted Pedersen, drummer Ronnie Gardiner and pianist Nils Bronsted; and his classic and passionate 1965 ESP Disk release Spiritual Unity with double bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray.

Cyrille, Andrew: Music Delivery / Percussion
Cyrille, Andrew:
Music Delivery / Percussion

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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A leading statesman of free jazz drumming, Andrew Cyrille's approach is influenced by both the Blue Note era and the groundbreaking work he participated in with Cecil Taylor or Trio3, still going strong and perceptively wise as heard on these eleven succinct studio solo performances, featuring favored percussive instruments adding melodic elements to these solid rhythmic vignettes.

Feldman / Rempis / Daisy: SIROCCO
Feldman / Rempis / Daisy:
SIROCCO

(Aerophonic -- USA )


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Welcoming third improvisers into the long-standing duo, Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Tim Daisy invite New York/Chicago violinist Mark Feldman to perform at Elastic Arts, in Chicago, heard in two extended improvisations, superb examples of masterful technique and profound dialog.

Gargaud, Guillaume / Patrice Grente / Thierry Waziniak: OMUSUE
Gargaud, Guillaume / Patrice Grente / Thierry Waziniak:
OMUSUE

(Torf Records -- Poland )


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Bringing vast experience in free improv and contemporary creative settings, the French trio of Guillaume Gargaud on acoustic guitar, Patrice Grente on double bass and Thierry Waziniak on drums present seven unique collective conversations named by permutation, recorded in the studio to bring the nuance of their playing to the foreground.

Gregg, J.J.: Opening Up
Gregg, J.J.:
Opening Up

(IntangibleCat -- USA )


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Drawing listeners into a meditative state, Oregon-based sitar player and experimental musician J.J. Gregg's album presents a lilting and bright rendition of Raag Rageshree, Raag Yaman offers a uniquely developed and comprehensive journey through the beauty of South Asian Classical music and Raag Chandrakauns, an interesting melodic to aid in personal meditation.

Irniger, Christoph Pilgrim: Ghost Cat
Irniger, Christoph Pilgrim:
Ghost Cat

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Zurich tenor saxophonist & composer Christoph Irniger in his fourth album on the Intakt label with his creative and cooperative band Pilgrim of Stefan Aeby on piano, Dave Gisler on guitar, Raffaele Bossard on bass and Michael Stulz on drums, performing Irninger's lyrical and thoughtful compositions, along with one from bassist Raffaele Bossard.

Shepp, Archie: Four For Trane To Live At Newport - Revisited
Shepp, Archie:
Four For Trane To Live At Newport - Revisited

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


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Influenced by and working with John Coltrane, saxophonist and composer Archie Shepp paid tribute to 'Trane with his 1965 Impulse! album Four for Trane, here remastered and joined with tracks from the live album John Coltrane/Archie Shepp: New Thing At Newport, accompanied on each by acclaimed free jazz players including Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Reggie Workman, Barre Phillips, Joe Chambers, &c.

Pride, Mike: I Hate Work [ORANGE VINYL 2xLP]
Pride, Mike:
I Hate Work [ORANGE VINYL 2xLP]

(Rarenoise Records -- UK )


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A warmly lyrical, mostly instrumental album of modern jazz that surprisingly takes it's title from legendary punk band MDC, and its songs from their 1982 debut album Millions of Dead Cops, led by NY drummer Mike Pride and performed with Jamie Saft (keys), Brad Jones (bass), Mick Bar (guitars) and on a few songs, vocalists JG Thirlwell (Foetus), Sam Mickens (The Dead Science) and Dave Dictor from MDC itself.




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