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Taborn, Craig / Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri: hEARoes
Taborn, Craig / Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri:
hEARoes

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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The meeting of three masterful string and keyboard players--Craig Taborn on piano, Joelle Leandre on double bass and Mat Maneri on viola--a Transatlantic chamber jazz trio recording live at Theatre Antoine Vitez in Ivry-sur Seine, France in 2022 for seven sublime conversations of innovative and imaginative exchanges; absolutely magnificent!

Oliveros, Pauline / Apartment House: Sound Pieces
Oliveros, Pauline / Apartment House:
Sound Pieces

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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Six sound-oriented compositions for acoustic ensemble performed by the UK ensemble Apartment House, beautifully reflective and rich works, the first six pieces being text scores for open instrumentation, along with Peace/Tree, a seven movement work for violin, cello and piano that specifies pitches while leaving room for interpretation and improvisation.

Democ, Adrian: Neha
Democ, Adrian:
Neha

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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Neha, the Slovakian word for tenderness, is expressed by composer Adrián Demoč in this lovely and gentle work performed by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; and "Popínavá hudba", written for the international symphony orchestra for new music, Ostrava New Orchestra, referencing the growth of climbing plants through an alluring melodic line that shifts and spreads in direction.

Granberg, Magnus: Evening Star, Vesper Bell
Granberg, Magnus:
Evening Star, Vesper Bell

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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Written for and performed by the UK ensemble Apartment House, composer & performer Magnus Granberg's latest work reduces his working size from the larger Skogen ensemble to this sextet, opening new possibilities for composed structures that incorporate improvisation, in a work structured around components from Schubert's Abendbilder and So in Love by Cole Porter.

Crane, Laurence : Natural World
Crane, Laurence :
Natural World

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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A work for voice, piano and electronics from experimental composer Laurence Crane, working with the closely associated UK ensemble Apartment House, Natural World is in three sections--"Field Guide", "Chorus" and "Seascape"--with vocalist Juliet Fraser and pianist & electronic artist Mark Knoop, Crane's work describing the natural world and portending the fragility of our ecosystems.

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nil.:
01

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Restarting his sonic life at "nothing", Chester Hawkins' new project after work under his own name and his previous decades-long project Blue Sausage Infant is nil, recording after a two-week residency at Liebig12 in Berlin and participation in the Zero Cohesion program, this five-part work for "maximal drone" explores complex harmonics in a dynamic and powerful wall of sound.

Lipson, Evan: Echo Chamber
Lipson, Evan:
Echo Chamber

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A foundational player for bands including Dynamite Club, Virtual Balboa, Normal Love and work with Jack Wright and Mike Pride, double bassist Evan Lipson presents his debut solo release, a multi-channel recording presenting a single uninterrupted improvised double bass performance recorded live.

Skumsnes Moe, Guro / Philippe Petit: Guro Skumsnes Moe & Philippe Petit
Skumsnes Moe, Guro / Philippe Petit:
Guro Skumsnes Moe & Philippe Petit

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Bringing together two noise improvisers and experimenters, Guro Skumsnes Moe from Sult and MoE performing on octabass & electric bass, and Philippe Petit (who has albums on Aural Terrains, Monotype and Bolt) performing on synthesizer and turntables, both also providing vocal utterance, for two thick journeys of twisted, diverse and often deep sonics bridged by an abstract interlude.

Brasilia Laptop Orchestra: BSBL0rk: 10 yEars aLive
Brasilia Laptop Orchestra:
BSBL0rk: 10 yEars aLive

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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For more than 10 years since its inception as a spin-off from founder and principal programmer Eufrasio Prates's doctorate research in 2012, the Brasilia Laptop Orquestra has become a regular institution on the Brasiliense experimental and electronic scene, the orchestra an ever-changing collaboration of musicians, heard in 11 recordings captured live between 2013-2020.

Euphotic (Bryan Day / Tom Djll / Cheryl E. Leonard): Isopleths
Euphotic (Bryan Day / Tom Djll / Cheryl E. Leonard):
Isopleths

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A fascinating trio of West Coast sonic explorers exploring the isopleth, the zone of seawater that receives enough sunlight for photosynthesis to occur, from improvising trumpeter Tom Djll employing electronics with his horn, Bryan Day on invented instruments, and Cheryl Leonard using natural objects including driftwood, feathers, marsh reeds, penguin bones, &c.

Lareau, Charles: Stasis (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)
Lareau, Charles:
Stasis (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Sound artist Charles Lareau, a member of Naturaliste with Bryan Day, Chris Fischer & Lonnie Methe, in six solo compositions of assertive electronics and noise, using recordings, found sounds and various electronics while often incorporating his environment to add aural excitement and unexpected moments between sections of slowly shifting, static textures.

Surak, Jeff: Eris I Dysnomia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Surak, Jeff:
Eris I Dysnomia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Washington DC-area sound artist and Zeromoon label-leader Jeff Surak, creating audio environments since the 80's home taping days, in a set of sound recordings of electro-acoustic drones, tape generated musique concrete, "plus a heavy dose of weirdness"; five tracks of diverse approaches to sonic experimentation, particularly the epic "Parasite Lost".

Orasique (Don Malfon / Fernando Barrios / Marco Albert / Misha Marks): Ixtlahuaca (CASSETTE w/ DOWNL
Orasique (Don Malfon / Fernando Barrios / Marco Albert / Misha Marks):
Ixtlahuaca (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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A mix of chaos, awe and humorously inspired improvisation from the quartet of Don Malfon on alto saxophone, Fernando Barrios on drums & objects, Marco Albert on voice and Misha Marks on latarra (a form of home-built guitar), recording in Colonia Buenavista de San Pedro Ixtlahuaca, Oaxaca, Mexico for 7 peculisar and absorbing improvisations.

Niggenkemper, Pascal: Bloc [BOX SET]
Niggenkemper, Pascal:
Bloc [BOX SET]

(Subran Music -- France )


Price: $59.95    




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A 6-CD box set in a magnetic snap case compiling double bassist Pascal Niggenkemper's musical journey between the years 2017-2022, in a variety of creative approaches improvising in acoustic and electroacoustic settings, from solo work through collaborations in trio, quartet and large ensembles; an absolutely magnificent presentation of his diverse work.

Frith, Fred And Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles: Something About This Landscape For Ensemble
Frith, Fred And Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles:
Something About This Landscape For Ensemble

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


Price: $13.50    




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Commissioned by and recorded during the 2018 Ars Musical Festival, Fred Frith composed this work while under the inspiration of his residency at Lou Harrison's straw-bale house in the desert at Joshua Tree, CA, then performed with the Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, along with two very unique improvisations, one recorded during the dress rehearsal and then again in concert.

Frith, Fred And Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles: Something About This Landscape For Ensemble [VINYL]
Frith, Fred And Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles:
Something About This Landscape For Ensemble [VINYL]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


Price: $28.95    




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Commissioned by and recorded during the 2018 Ars Musical Festival, Fred Frith composed this work while under the inspiration of his residency at Lou Harrison's straw-bale house in the desert at Joshua Tree, CA, then performed with the Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, along with two very unique improvisations, one recorded during the dress rehearsal and then again in concert.

Orcutt, Bill: Jump On It
Orcutt, Bill:
Jump On It

(Palilalia -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Ten years having passed since his last solo acoustic guitar album, Bill Orcutt's new release focuses on a more lyrical, relaxed and reflective side to his playing, in ten succinct pieces recorded in the spring and summer of 2002 at San Francisco's community focal point for and member of Intersection for The Arts, The Living Room.

Lauzier, Philippe / Carlo Costa: Interspace
Lauzier, Philippe / Carlo Costa:
Interspace

(Tour de Bras / Inexhaustible Editions -- Canada )


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After performing together in Canada beginning in 2019, bass clarinetist & electronic artist Philippe Lauzier and NY percussionist Carl Costa remained in contact during the pandemic by exchanging compositional concepts, the 4-part "Sincronica Vaga" and "Soft Routine" the results, the former based on dovetailing motives, the latter on harmonic counterpoint interaction.

d'Orion, Erick / Martin Tetreault: Vigiles
d'Orion, Erick / Martin Tetreault:
Vigiles

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $16.95    




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Part of a 2022 creative residency at the Abbey of Saint-Benoît-Labre, in Beauce at the invitation of the organization EXEcentrer, this duo recording captures the September concert of two magnificent Montreal sound artists: Érick d'Orion performing on electronics & synthesizers, and Martin Tétreault on turntables, vinyl records & synthesizer.

Allochtone: Plait-il?
Allochtone:
Plait-il?

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $16.95    




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Organized by Miriodor drummer & composer Remi Leclerc, this experimental group features Canadian & European improvisers in a creative session with a sense of novelty and humor, from Pianist Andre Pelletier (Saint-Pascal), accordionist Robin Servant and guitarist Olivier D'Amours (Rimouski), bassist Alexandre Dubuc (Montreal) and saxophonist Cathy Heyden (Paris).

Lopez, Brandon: vilevilevilevilevilevilevilevile
Lopez, Brandon:
vilevilevilevilevilevilevilevile

(Tao Forms -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Extremely active in the Downtown NY scene as a versatile double bassist in a wide variety of settings, Brandon Lopez presents a tour de force album of solo improvisations, developed to illuminate his abilities as a powerful string player but also as a mischief-maker on the strings through unexpected technique and the application of "RealBadVibes".

Radigue, Eliane: Naldjorlak [2 CDs]
Radigue, Eliane:
Naldjorlak [2 CDs]

(Saltern -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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A live recording in 2020 at AXART in Los Angeles of Eliane Radigue's first acoustic composition, investigating the physical properties of resonating bodies and dynamic systems, composed in 2005 in collaboration with West Coast cellist Charles Curtis, who also performed on the original 2006 recording at Rglise de Notre-Dame de Bon Secours in Paris that is included in this 2-CD set.

Onda, Aki: Brisbane September 25 2004 (CASSETTE)
Onda, Aki:
Brisbane September 25 2004 (CASSETTE)

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $16.95    




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As part of a 2004 performance series at Fabrique in Brisbane, Australia, Lawrence English invited experimental cassette and field recording artrist Aki Onda to present his unique approach to reusing and rupturing recordings using cassettes, Walkmans, delay pedals and fender twin amps, improvising this extended work & its coda, blurring concrete and inexplicable sources in remarkable ways.

Remote Viewers, The: This Strange Place
Remote Viewers, The:
This Strange Place

(Remote Viewers -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Continuing the sense of film noir and consummate conceptual compositions, Dave Pett's Remote Viewers ensemble of four saxophones--Adrian Northover, Sue Lynch, Caroline Kraabel & David Petts--and the powerful and often drum-like double bass of John Edwards, continue their journey in this strange place with 10 new solidly crepuscular and complex works.

Alva Noto: Kinder der Sonne
Alva Noto:
Kinder der Sonne

(Noton -- Germany )


Price: $18.95    




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Referencing Maxim Gorky's plays Children of the Sun, Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicola, developed this music for a theater piece titled Komplitzen (Accomplices) by Simon Stone, presented in fourteen compositions of lush electronics, rich atmospheres of tones & timbre, detailed glitch and glacial rhythms that create a wonderful sense of tension and release.

Hatcher, Gerrit: Solo Five
Hatcher, Gerrit:
Solo Five

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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An intimate set of solo expressions from Chicago tenor saxophonist and Kettle Hole label-leader Gerrit Hatcher, seven improvisations recorded in the studio that bring together the soloist's interests in free jazz, lyrical playing and intricate technical passages on the sax, infused with a sense of whimsy alongside serious concentrative playing.

Leap of Faith: Quatum Jitters
Leap of Faith:
Quatum Jitters

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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The core duet of the Leap of Faith Orchestra of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, are joined by Michael Caglianone on trumpet, Eric Woods on modular synth, Albey on bass, all processed in real time by Joel Simches, extending their previous acoustic-only approach to incorporate electronics.

Leap Of Faith: Ordered And Disordred Localities
Leap Of Faith:
Ordered And Disordred Localities

(Evil Clown -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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A 2022 recording at Evil Clown Headquarters, in Waltham, MA of the duo offshoot of the Leap of Faith Orchestra--David Peck on reeds & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice--with guests, trumpeter Vance Provey, saxophonist Michael Caglianone, modular synth player Eric Woods and Albey on bass, with Joel Simches performing real-time signal processing.

Lowe, Allen And The Constant Sorrow Orchestra: America: The Rough Cut
Lowe, Allen And The Constant Sorrow Orchestra:
America: The Rough Cut

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Saxophonist Allen Lowe's statement on American music and American song form across the many genres and styles that make up the terrain, including jazz, the blues, gospel, honky tonk, heavy metal, hillbilly/minstrel song & medicine shows, &c.; diverse forms of popular music that reflect a commingled society, as Lowe blurs the sacred and the profane with a stellar ensemble of musicians.

Lowe, Allen And The Constant Sorrow Orchestra: In the Dark [3 CDs]
Lowe, Allen And The Constant Sorrow Orchestra:
In the Dark [3 CDs]

(ESP Disk -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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After suffering and recovering from cancer surgery for a tumor in his sinus, the darkest period of despair in NY-area tenor saxophonist Allen Lowe's life, he turned to composition of new jazz works, finding that the music poured out of him, as heard in this set of lyrical and sophisticated original compositions performed with his aptly named ensemble: The Constant Sorrow Orchestra.

Donatoni, Franco / Iannis Xenakis / Xavier Bonfill / Thanos Chrysakis / Tim Hodgkinson : Music For T
Donatoni, Franco / Iannis Xenakis / Xavier Bonfill / Thanos Chrysakis / Tim Hodgkinson :
Music For Trombones, Bass Clarinets & Horn

(Aural Terrains -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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Five interpretations of works by contemporary composers Franco Donatoni, Iannis Xenakis, Xavier Bonfil, Thanos Chrysakis and Tim Hodgkinson performed by a stellar set of performers in varying configurations, including bass clarinetist Jason Adler, trombonist Christian Larsen, bass clarinetist Yoni Silver, clarinetist Hodgkinson, horn player Julian Faultless, &c.

Cordero, Brent / Peter Kerlin: A Sublime Madness [VINYL]
Cordero, Brent / Peter Kerlin:
A Sublime Madness [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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A new collaboration between keyboardist Brent Cordero and bassist Peter Kerlin, a gorgeous blurring of jazz, rock and Terry Riley-esque composition in a swirling collection of original work and a cover of Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance", performed in a core trio with drummer Ryan Sawyer and prestigious guests including Daniel Carter, Jessica Pavone, James Brandon Lewis, &c.

Lord, David: Forest Standards, Volume 3 [VINYL]
Lord, David:
Forest Standards, Volume 3 [VINYL]

(Big Ego / Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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The third volume in West Coast/Montreal/Kansas guitarist David Lord's series exploring the concept of what makes a jazz standard, in ten beautifully warm and lyrically rich Lord compositions performed with Chad Taylor on drums & percussion, Christine Tavolacci on flute, David Tranchina on double bass and Nathan Hubbard on vibraphone, marimba & percussion.

KVL (Quin Kirchner / Daniel Van Duerm / Matthew Lux): Volume 2 [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
KVL (Quin Kirchner / Daniel Van Duerm / Matthew Lux):
Volume 2 [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $13.68    




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Exploring the crossing point of jazz and funky electro-beats, experimental electronics and dub grooves, the Chicago trio of Quin Kirchner on drums, percussion, sampler & electronics, Daniel Van Duerm on acoustic & electric pianos, organ, mellotron & electronics and Matthew Lux on bass & electronics dig more deeply into their engaging and upbeat approach to modern forms of fusion improv.

Tullgren, Lina / Alec Toku Whiting: Unfamiliar Ceilings
Tullgren, Lina / Alec Toku Whiting:
Unfamiliar Ceilings

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The duo of improvisers Lina Tullgren on violin and Japanese koto player based in Boston Alec Toku Whiting, joined on one track by Ted Reichman on synthesizer & pedals, Reichman also recording these studio sessions, as the duo apply unsual techniques with an ear toward sonic assault and unexpected twists & turns, particularly some especially aggressive interaction on "Polly Chainsaw".

McLaughlin, Elijah Ensemble: III [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
McLaughlin, Elijah Ensemble:
III [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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The third album in Chicago 6- & 12-string guitarist Elijah McLaughlin's numbered album series of original compositions, rich flowing works of lyrical textures augmented with environmental field recordings and tape loops, performed with Jason Toth on upright bass, Katinka Kleijn on cello, effects, Joel Styzens on hammered Dulcimer and Adler Scheidt on piano.

Cochrane, Chris / John Thayer: Excavation [VINYL]
Cochrane, Chris / John Thayer:
Excavation [VINYL]

(Astral Editions -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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The core duo of guitarist & bassist Chris Cochrane (No Safety) and drummer & electronics artist John Thayer dig deep into a bag of aural tricks in eight compelling tracks that blur rock, jazz and experimental approaches to upbeat rhythmic music, assisted on various pieces by an excellent cast including Zeena Parkins, Graham Haynes, Gelsey Bell, and Kato Hideki.

Taylor, Chad Trio (feat. Brian Settles / Neil Podgurski): The Reel
Taylor, Chad Trio (feat. Brian Settles / Neil Podgurski):
The Reel

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The 2nd album as a leader from NY drummer's Chad Taylor's Trio with long-time collaborators and friends, saxophonist Brian Settles and pianist Neil Podgurski, in nine diverse compositions with contributions from all three players along with two works from late pianist Andrew Hill; a wonderfully balanced album of creative jazz, from meditative to joyfully upbeat and rhythmically compelling.

Williams, Chris / Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil II [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Williams, Chris / Patrick Shiroishi:
Sans Soleil II [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The second chapter in the duo of West Coast improvisers Chris Williams on trumpet, cornet, objects & mutes and Patrick Shiroishi on alto, soprano and tenor saxophones plus snare drum, essentially a free jazz outing of six fascinating dialogs, from call and response to pointillistic interaction, a masterful display of assertive playing through intensive listening.

Williams, Chris Quintet (w/ Patrick Shiroishi / Joshua White / Eric Revis / Guillermo Brown): Live [
Williams, Chris Quintet (w/ Patrick Shiroishi / Joshua White / Eric Revis / Guillermo Brown):
Live [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Trumpeter Chris Williams in a limited white label cassette release of a post-processed/collaged live concert at Blue Whale in Los Angeles, 2018, performing on trumpet & electronics with a quintet of incredible free players: Patrick Shiroishi on saxophones & objects, Joshua White on piano, Eric Revis on acoustic bass & electronics and Guillermo Brown on drums & electronics.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand: Balises [VINYL]
Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand:
Balises [VINYL]

(Tour de Bras / Ramble -- Canada )


Price: $24.95    




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Seven forays into dark experimental electroacoustic improvisation from electric bassist and Tour de Bras label-leader Éric Normand and French clarinetist Xavier Charles, leveraging unlikely techniques on both instruments, eight dialogs both assertive and cautiously mysterious, employing harmonic overtones, remarkable reed techniques, and rich electronic foundations.

Nakamura, Toshimaru: No Input Mixing Board 11 - Live In Tokyo
Nakamura, Toshimaru:
No Input Mixing Board 11 - Live In Tokyo

(Input Error -- UK )


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Four live recordings from Tokyo performances during 2021 & 2022 by No-Input Mixing Board performer Toshimaru Nakamura, the 11th in his series of albums featuring his unique approach to cross-wiring a mixer to harness the unexpected (and manufacturer's ill-advised) sounds of feedback & distortion, structuring the results into surprising and riveting sonic soundscapes.

Pere Ubu: Trouble On Big Beat Street
Pere Ubu:
Trouble On Big Beat Street

(Cherry Red -- E.U. )


Price: $18.95    




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The 19th Pere Ubu album brings members from the history and offshoots of the band that initiated in Cleveland with vocalist David Thomas, melded with members Keith Moline and Andy Diagram from Pale Boys, legendary drummer Chris Cutler (Wooden Birds & Pere Ubu), clarinetist & guitarist Alex Ward and bassist Michel Templem, for 17 wide-ranging songs, often eccentric, but always uniquely Ubu.

Brown, Marion Quartet: Mary Ann (Live In Bremen 1969) [2 CDs]
Brown, Marion Quartet:
Mary Ann (Live In Bremen 1969) [2 CDs]

(Moosicus -- Germany )


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A beautifully recorded session at Germany's Club Lila Eule for Radio Bremen from 1969 by the Marion Brown Quartet, his touring band at the time with AACM legendary drummer Steve McCall and German double bassist Siggi Busch and trombonist Ed Kröger, performing eight solid free jazz pieces including "Ode to Coltrane" and "Juba Lee"; a spectacular addition to Brown's discography.

Frith, Fred / Nuria Andorra: Dancing Like Dust
Frith, Fred / Nuria Andorra:
Dancing Like Dust

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )


Price: $18.95    




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Interdisciplinary Spanish percussionist Núria Andorrà whose background includes contemporary music and improvisation with performers including Agustín Fernández, Joëlle Léandre, Mats Gustafsson, Nate Wooley, and Joe Morris joins Fred Frith in Santa Maria de Palautordera for studio and concert recordings of eleven far-ranging dialogs of unusual and imaginative technique and concept.

Threadgill, Henry Ensemble: The Other One
Threadgill, Henry Ensemble:
The Other One

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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Composed by Henry Threadgill based on his observations of the exodus of people from New York City during the Covid pandemic and the debris left behind, this work titled "Valence" and dedicated to percussionist Milford Graves, is a chamber jazz piece in three movements was taken from recordings at Roulette of the second of two performances entitled "One" and "The Other One".

Dietrichs (Camille Dietrich / Don Dietrich): Catch the Leaves
Dietrichs (Camille Dietrich / Don Dietrich):
Catch the Leaves

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Definitely of the Borbetomagus mold, the duo of tenor saxophonist Don Dietrich and cellist Camille Dietrich, his daughter who grew up under the influence of that band's relentlessly aggressive free jazz, here in a live performance at Tubby's in Kingston, New York for four burning improvisations that take apart a tree, leaving the audience to catch the fragments; terrifyingly intense!

Ducret, Marc: ICI
Ducret, Marc:
ICI

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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With a booklet of images showing the riverside location of the first performances of French guitarist Marc Ducret's sophisticated compositions reflecting tidal river flows & fluctuations by season, the four meticulous recordings on this album were captured in the studio with Fabrice Martinez on trumpet, flugelhorn & tuba, Christophe Monniot on saxophones and Samuel Blaser on trombone.

Fujii, Satoko: Torrent (Piano Solo)
Fujii, Satoko:
Torrent (Piano Solo)

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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The ninth solo album from pianist Satoko Fujii, the most recent in a "torrent" of solo releases over the last six years, this album a remarkable display of force and beauty in improvised playing on the keyboard and inside the piano, captured live at IYO Yume Mari Kan Bunka Hall in six improvisations of cascading notes and introspective passages; spectacular!

Glass Triangle (Zeena Parkins / Rasmussen / Sawyer): Blue and Sun-lights
Glass Triangle (Zeena Parkins / Rasmussen / Sawyer):
Blue and Sun-lights

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Recorded after a three-day series of concerts at New York City's venue The Stone, the trio of Zeena Parkins on electric harp & objects, Mette Rasmussen on saxophone, objects & voice and Ryan Sawyer on drums & objects brought their dynamic and far-ranging approach to collective free improv into Brooklyn's Figure 8 studio to capture these 10 extraordinary recordings.

Lee, Peggy Band: A Giviwayng Way
Lee, Peggy Band:
A Giviwayng Way

(Songlines -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Rich in lyrical playing and creative freedom, Vancouver cellist Peggy Lee's 6th album expands on her goal to explore different strategies for improvisation within composition, featuring the unique voices of her ensemble including Brad Turner (trumpet), Jon Bentley (sax), Jeremy Berkman (trombone), Ron Samworth & Tony Wilson (guitars), Andre Lachance (bass) and Dylan van der Schyff (drums).

Melting Mind (Genta / Mazzani / Vanzan / Poggi): At Grnd Zero
Melting Mind (Genta / Mazzani / Vanzan / Poggi):
At Grnd Zero

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $9.60    




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A brutal and complex concert of processed sopranino saxophone, electric guitar and electronics from the long-running Italian quartet Melting Mind of Virginia Genta, Michele Mazzani, David Vanzan and Matteo Poggi, recorded during a 2019 tour of France at Grnd Zero in Lyon, a 33 minute performance of thick noise & feedback layered with inexplicable detail.

Natural Information Society Community Ensemble: Since Time Is Gravity [VINYL 2 LPs]
Natural Information Society Community Ensemble:
Since Time Is Gravity [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Eremite -- Belgium )


Price: $46.95    




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Expanding the rhythmically exuberant Natural Information Society led by Chicago bassist & guimbri player Joshua Abrams with core members Lisa Alvarado (harmonium), Mikel Patrick Avery (drums) & Jason Stein (bass clarinet), are Hamid Drake (percussion), Josh Berman & Ben Lamar Gay (cornets), Nick Mazzarella & Mai Sugimoto (alto sax & flute), Kara Bershad (harp) and Ari Brown (sax).

Shorter, Wayne: Adams Apple To Super Nova Revisited
Shorter, Wayne:
Adams Apple To Super Nova Revisited

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


Price: $19.95    




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Following the evolution in form and approach of composer and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter from his 1966 Blue Note album Adam's Apple with Hancock, Workman and Chambers (including a pre-Miles "Footprints") to the 1969 Weather Report precursor Super Nova with John McLaughlin, Sonny Sharock, Miroslav Vitous, Chick Corea, and Jack DeJohnette.

Thornton, Clifford  / Arthur Jones Trio : Ketchaoua / Scorpio
Thornton, Clifford / Arthur Jones Trio :
Ketchaoua / Scorpio

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


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Two powerfully intense 1969 free jazz recordings by American ex-patriots, saxophonist Arthur Jones and cornetist Clifford Thornton, recorded days apart in the same studio and released on BYG Records, Jones this reissue's connection with his own trio, and joining Thornton for four uniquely configured sessions that include Archie Shepp, Grachan Moncur III, Dave Burrell, and Sunny Murray.

Three-Layer Cake (Mike Pride / Mike Watt / Brandon Seabrook): Stove-Top [GREEN VINYL]
Three-Layer Cake (Mike Pride / Mike Watt / Brandon Seabrook):
Stove-Top [GREEN VINYL]

(Rarenoise Records -- UK )


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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.

Parker, Evan: NYC 1978
Parker, Evan:
NYC 1978

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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In 1978 after recording his acclaimed solo album Monoceros, saxophonist Evan Parker embarked on a solo tour of the US and Canada, in New York City performing at the legendary loft space Environ, his first-ever solo performance in NYC and a masterpiece of extended techniques, circular breathing and spectacular control on the soprano and tenor saxophones.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand: Balises [VINYL - DAMAGED] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand:
Balises [VINYL - DAMAGED] [Used Item]

(Tour de Bras / Ramble -- Canada )


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Eastman, Julius: Femenine [VINYL 2 LPs]
Eastman, Julius:
Femenine [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Frozen Reeds -- Finland )


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The premiere of late composer Julius Eastman's work for an eclectically orchestrated chamber ensemble, presented in 1974 at Composers Forum in Albany, NY, a uniquely joyful and absorbing work rendered in this original inspired performance that continues to bring interest to Eastman's work, now remastered by Jim O'Rourke and released in a deluxe double LP gatefold edition.

Melting Mind (Genta / Mazzani / Vanzan / Poggi): At Grnd Zero <i>[Used Item]</i>
Melting Mind (Genta / Mazzani / Vanzan / Poggi):
At Grnd Zero [Used Item]

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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