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  January 2024
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Nicols, Maggie: Are You Ready?  [VINYL]
Nicols, Maggie:
Are You Ready? [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )


Price: $29.95    




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Reflecting on a magnificent career as an improviser, vocalist & organizer, including Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Les Diaboliques and the Feminist Improvising Group, Maggie Nichols releases an LP solo vocal improv: a set of intimate & expresive songs performed on voice and piano applying techniques going back to John Stevens/SME, and a take on Zappa's 'what's the ugliest part of your body'.

Nicols, Maggie: Are You Ready? [2 CDs]
Nicols, Maggie:
Are You Ready? [2 CDs]

(Otoroku -- UK )


Price: $21.95    




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Reflecting on a magnificent career as an improviser, vocalist & organizer, including Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Les Diaboliques and the Feminist Improvising Group, Maggie Nichols releases two related CDs of solo vocal improv: a set of intimate & expresive songs performed on voice and piano; and a set of overdubbed free improvisations applying techniques going back to John Stevens/SME.

Parker, Evan / George Lewis: From Saxophone & Trombone [VINYL]
Parker, Evan / George Lewis:
From Saxophone & Trombone [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )


Price: $28.95    




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The first vinyl re-issue of the 1980 duo between UK saxophonist Evan Parker and US trombonist George Lewis, captured live at the Art Workers Guild in London, using the natural resonance of the space and phenomenal technique in an intense set of dialogs showing the mastery of each player and the forceful voice each of them brings to free improvisation.

Parker, Evan / Paul Lytton: Collective Calls (Urban) (Two Microphones) [VINYL]
Parker, Evan / Paul Lytton:
Collective Calls (Urban) (Two Microphones) [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )


Price: $28.95    




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A much-needed reissue of saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer/percussionist Paul Lytton's first duo album, recorded in London at the loft of The Standard Essenco in 1972 and originally released on the Incus label, the duo approaching their instruments in fantastic and unusual ways in a dialog far ahead of its time, augmented with recordings and eccentric assemblages.

New Old Luten Trio (Petrowsky / Pauer / Lillinger): Trident Juncture
New Old Luten Trio (Petrowsky / Pauer / Lillinger):
Trident Juncture

(Euphorium -- Germany )


Price: $17.95    




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The last concert with late German saxophonist and wind-player Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, aka Luten Petrowsky, and his decade-long run with the New Old Luten Trio of younger generation improvisers, pianist Elan Pauer (aka Oliver Schwerdt) and drummer/percussionist Christian Lillinger, for a nearly 1-hour energetic performance at naTo, in Leipzig in 2016, "... And A Cutie for Good Bye".

Unknown Shore (Joao Pedro Viegas / Silvia Corda / Adriano Orru) w/ Carlos Zingaro & Helena Espvall):
Unknown Shore (Joao Pedro Viegas / Silvia Corda / Adriano Orru) w/ Carlos Zingaro & Helena Espvall):
The House Of Memory

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


Price: $15.95    




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Punctuated with a Prelude, Interlude and Epilogue, the core Unknown Shores trio of Portuguese improvisers, bass clarinetist João Pedro Viegas, pianist Silvia Corde and double bassist Adriano Orru, are joined by guests Carlos Zingaro on violin and Helena Espvall on cello for a 10-part work of spontaneous composition, a conceptual collection of exquisite chamber jazz.

Perelman, Ivo / Nate Wooley /  Mat Moran / Matt Maneri / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Joe Morris: Seven Skies
Perelman, Ivo / Nate Wooley / Mat Moran / Matt Maneri / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Joe Morris:
Seven Skies Orchestra [2 CDs]

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


Price: $21.95    




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A rare setting for tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman in a larger ensemble: an exemplary sextet with trumpeter Nate Wooley and vibraphonist Matt Moran over a string section of Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Joe Morris on bass and Mat Maneri on viola, recording a ten-part work sans drums or piano, allowing fascinating new orchestral possibilities performed with utmost creative mastery.

Johnson, Russ / Tim Daisy / Max Johnson: Live at the Hungry Brain
Johnson, Russ / Tim Daisy / Max Johnson:
Live at the Hungry Brain

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


Price: $15.95    




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A patiently evolving collective performance at Chicago's Hungry Brain from the trio of New Yorkers--trumpeter Russ Johnson and bassist Max Johnson--and Chicago drummer Tim Daisy, whose arsenal of percussive devices adds unexpected asides to the trio's confident free jazz explorations, Johnson adding lyrical lines as the band moves as one through two extended improvisations.

Harnik, Elisabeth / Steve Swell: Welcome to the Troposphere
Harnik, Elisabeth / Steve Swell:
Welcome to the Troposphere

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


Price: $15.95    




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An explorative album of collective free improvisation from the transatlantic duo of German pianist Elisabeth Harnik and New York trombonist Steve Swell, following up on their 2020 album Tonotopic Organisation, this 2022 live concert at Offene Ohren, in Munich brings listeners current to both improvisers immense creative drive, masterful skill, and their mutual, exuberant rapport.

Glennie, Evelyn / Szilard Mezei POLAR QUARTET: Capt's Look
Glennie, Evelyn / Szilard Mezei POLAR QUARTET:
Capt's Look

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


Price: $15.95    




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Originally working together in avant percussionist Evelyn Glennie's improvisation Core-tet Project, Serbian violist and composer Szilard Mezei comes together again with his quartet of Bogdan Rankovic on reeds, Ervin Malia on double bass and Ivan Burka on vibraphone to present this 2022 meticulous chamber improvisation concert at Gradska Koncertna Dvorana / City Concert Hall.

Fonda, Joe (Fonda / Braxton / Bufalino / Dodd / Robertson / Alexiev): From The Source
Fonda, Joe (Fonda / Braxton / Bufalino / Dodd / Robertson / Alexiev):
From The Source

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


Price: $15.95    




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A unique 1995 studio album from bassist Joe Fonda, remastered reissued to bring to life this septet with Anthony Braxton on reeds & winds, Herb Robertson on trumpet, Grisha Alexiev on drums, Vickie Dodds on vocals, and integrating tap dancer Brenda Bufalino as a full percussive voice into the ensemble's unique merging of jazz and dance, and of the healing arts and the performing arts.

Evangelista, Karl (feat. Alex Hawkins / Tatsu Aoki / Michael Zerang): What Else Is There?
Evangelista, Karl (feat. Alex Hawkins / Tatsu Aoki / Michael Zerang):
What Else Is There?

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


Price: $15.95    




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Meeting in the studio in Chicago, the quartet of Oakland guitarist Karl Evangelista, UK pianist Alexander Hawkins, midwestern bassist Tatsu Aoki and Chicago drummer Michael Zerang combine Evangelista's open-ended compositions with a series of dialogic free improvisations around the concepts of music and family, instrumentally answering the question posed by the album's title.

DUOT & ZARM Ensemble (Cirera / Prats / Zingaro / Alves / Mitzlaff / Rosso): DUOT with Strings
DUOT & ZARM Ensemble (Cirera / Prats / Zingaro / Alves / Mitzlaff / Rosso):
DUOT with Strings

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


Price: $15.95    




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The DUOT pairing of Argentinian, Barcelona-based sax player Albert Cirera and Spanish drummer Ramón Prats is joined on their 6th album by the Portuguese string quartet ZARM Ensemble of Carlos Zingaro on violin, David Alves on violin, Ulrich Mitzlaf on cello and Alvaro Rosso on double bass for a dynamic concert at Igreja do Espírito Santo in Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal.

Bailey, Derek / Simon H. Fell: At Sound 323 [VINYL 180gm WHITE  2 LPs]
Bailey, Derek / Simon H. Fell:
At Sound 323 [VINYL 180gm WHITE 2 LPs]

(Confront -- UK )


Price: $34.95    




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The full performance of legendary improvising guitarist Derek Bailey's 2001 exhilarating duo with bassist Simon H. Fell at Sound 323, originally released as a mini-CD and voted record of the year in 2002 by The Wire, then released on CD and now as a deluxe 2 LP set on 180gm White Vinyl.

Gate, The: Scum [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Gate, The:
Scum [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tubapede -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A heavy and wild ride in the 9th album from New York's The Gate of composer and tuba player Dan Peck, bass player Tom Blancarte and percussionist Brian Osborne, concise pieces of heavy melodic elements, dark riffs and an ominous attitude, intersecting with plundered asides and anxious pauses, a strong addition to their discography and an engrossing collection of deep disturbance.

Fishkin, Daniel : Dark Listening [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Fishkin, Daniel :
Dark Listening [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Taking the viola da gamba and the daxophone into uncharted (dark) territories, composer Daniel Fishkin (who studied with daxophone inventor Hans Racheil) presents four works leveraging interference & frequency patterns, performed with an exceptional set of specialists on each instrument, and Fishkin's own 20-foot long instrument, The Lady's Harp, creating long, sustained tones.

Hollow Deck: Over East [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Hollow Deck:
Over East [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Straddling quirky folk song and experimental sound collage, the long-running Western Massachusettes duo of fiddler, banjo player & singer Mia Friedman and clarinetist, wind player & sound artist Andy Allen (Guerilla Toss) present an album of observational songs with unusual perspectives and an anything goes approach to the music that surrounds each song; delightful.

Phicus (Fages / Reviriego / Trilla): Ni
Phicus (Fages / Reviriego / Trilla):
Ni

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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After years of touring and many albums, the free improvising Phicus trio of Ferran Fages on electric guitar, Alex Reviriego on double bass and Vasco Trilla on drums & percussion release their first composition-based work, recording in the natural resonance of the Convent de Sant Agusti in Barcelona following Reviriego's 2-part work leveraging the trio's natural vocabulary.

Orins, Peter (Orins / Pruvost / Dang / Pym): Dead Dead Gang
Orins, Peter (Orins / Pruvost / Dang / Pym):
Dead Dead Gang

(Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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A musical work composed by French drummer Peter Orins inspired by Alan Moore's 2016 novel Jerusalem crossing geographical and temporal space, recorded during a residency with the Muzzix collective at La Malterie in Lill and performed with Maryline Pruvost on voice & indian harmonium, Barbara Dang on piano, and Gordon Pym on electronics & amplified objects.

Beche ta motte (Falasie / Cote / Gaudet-Asselin): Sont des Racines
Beche ta motte (Falasie / Cote / Gaudet-Asselin):
Sont des Racines

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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The title referring to roots alongside the subtitled comment "agricultural improvisations" in this 2022 free improv recording from the Bêche ta motte (dig your mound) trio of Quebec luminaries Bernard Falaise on guitar, Michel F Cote on percussion & synths and Thomas Gaudet-Asselin on double & electric bass, in twelve succinct experimental improvisations of unusual rhythmic and sonic natures.

ErikM / vrrrbitch : L'Horizon des Evenements
ErikM / vrrrbitch :
L'Horizon des Evenements

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Like aberrant robots chattering, French sound artist ErikM and Czech multi-instrumentalist Petr Vrba aka vrrrbitch developed these compositions to function like vocal conversations of extreme discourse, set over effected synthetics, disruptions, dark rhythmic pulses and inexplicable sonic digressions, in seven powerfully compulsive quasi-conversations.

Hove, Erik: Solo
Hove, Erik:
Solo

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Splitting time between Montreal and New York, Canadian saxophonist Erik Hove recorded these twelve deceptively restrained solo improvisations in various locations in 2020 & 2021, applying electronics to his playing which is influenced by both improvisers like Steve Lehman, Henry Threadgill or Steve Coleman and spectral composers like Gerard Grisey or Tristan Murail.

Bazzicalupo, Andrew: The Ball I Threw Has Not Yet Reached The Ground
Bazzicalupo, Andrew:
The Ball I Threw Has Not Yet Reached The Ground

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Recording in the studio in Nice, France, guitarist Andrea Bazzicalupo's solo album is a collection of pieces, consisting exclusively of improvisations and instant creations, moving between sonic explorations, melodic textures, experimental material and spontaneous compositions, a well-paced collection of introspective and assertive explorations.

Paquet X Landry: Planter du sel
Paquet X Landry:
Planter du sel

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Alternating between classical and electric guitars, Pascal Landry and Francois Paquet use a non-traditional broadcast system where the signal from their electric guitars is sent through materials selected by the musicians, creating unique tones and timbres, and providing an interesting visual aspect to their dialogs, captured here in the studio in Beauport, Quebec in 2021.

Adam Hopkins: Crickets + Grounded [VINYL 180g]
Adam Hopkins:
Crickets + Grounded [VINYL 180g]

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


Price: $21.95    




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5th anniversary LP reissue of bassist Adam Hopkins' 2018 album, a great example of the Downtown / Brooklyn scene, using jazz as a jumping-off point to merge free playing, fusion, and rock into an enthusiastic and technically brilliant album of original compositions performed with the sextet of Anna Webber, Ed Rosenberg, & Josh Sinton on sax, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar, and Devin Gray on drums.

Brice, Olie / Rachel Musson / Mark Sanders: Immense Blue
Brice, Olie / Rachel Musson / Mark Sanders:
Immense Blue

(West Hill Records -- UK )


Price: $13.95    




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From the fertile London free improv scene comes this substantial concert recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club in 2022 by the trio of Olie Brice on double bass, Rachel Musson on tenor saxophone and Mark Sanders on drums, three highly compatible players from two generations of improvisers in three extended improvisations of energetic free jazz balanced by contemplative exploration.

Leap Of Faith: Geodetic Drift
Leap Of Faith:
Geodetic Drift

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Leap of Faith is the core duet of the Leap of Faith Orchestra (LOFO) of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, double reeds & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, using a huge arsenal of instruments to improvise works featuring transformations across highly varied sonorities, joined here by trumpeters Bob Moores & John Fugarino, and percussionist Michael Knoblach.

Parker, Evan / George Lewis: From Saxophone & Trombone [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Parker, Evan / George Lewis:
From Saxophone & Trombone [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Otoroku -- UK )


Price: $25.00    




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The first vinyl re-issue of the 1980 duo between UK saxophonist Evan Parker and US trombonist George Lewis, captured live at the Art Workers Guild in London, using the natural resonance of the space and phenomenal technique in an intense set of dialogs showing the mastery of each player and the forceful voice each of them brings to free improvisation.

Playfield: Magic Heart
Playfield:
Magic Heart

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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The 2nd studio album from Daniel Carter's collective Playfield, which started with outdoor performances to allow NYC's auditory ambience to infiltrate and orchestrate their sound; here the octet ensemble brings in field recordings of diverse outdoor elements including cicadas, ice-cream trucks, &c., along with electronic effects to expand their take on free-flowing electric jazz.

Leap Of Faith: The Origin Of Mass
Leap Of Faith:
The Origin Of Mass

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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The second album of collective free improvisation from Leap of Faith expanded by Chinese musicians, from the core duo of multi-reedist David Peck and cellist Glynis Lomon, here with Chinese improviser, Boston-based Beijing guzheng player Jiaxin Wan, alongside trumpeter Bob Moores, for two exotic improvisations of patiently evolving global elements.

Armaroli, Sergio / Evan Parker: Dialog
Armaroli, Sergio / Evan Parker:
Dialog

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


Price: $18.95    




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Recording remotely in a call-and-response, vibraphonist Sergio Armaroli and saxophonist Evan Parker resolved an issue of recording in the same physical space by interleaving recordings of solo improvisations recorded in response to each other's sequential recordings, Armaroli with the 6-part "Two Rooms One Vibraphone" and Parker with the 5-part "Interludes".

McLean, Jackie: Let Freedom Ring To Destination...Out! - Revisited
McLean, Jackie:
Let Freedom Ring To Destination...Out! - Revisited

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


Price: $18.95    




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Remastering and reissuing two vital Blue Note albums from alto saxophonist Jackie McLean: 1963's Let Freedom Ring in a quartet with Walter Davis (piano), Herbie Lewis (double bass) & Billy Higgins (drums); then 1964's Destination... Out! in a quintet with Grachan Moncur III (trombone), Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Larry Ridley (double bass) and Roy Haynes (drums).

Shorter, Alan: Mephistopheles To Orgasm - Revisited
Shorter, Alan:
Mephistopheles To Orgasm - Revisited

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


Price: $18.95    




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An exemplary set of explorative hard bop compositions from composer/trumpeter Alan Shorter, first Mephistopheles from Wayne Shorter's The All Seeing Eye in an octet with legends Wayne Shorter, James Spaulding, Freddie Hubbard, Grachan Moncur III, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter & Joe Chambers; and then Alan Shorter's own Orgasm with Gato Barbieri, Charlie Haden, Reggie Johnson, Muhammad Ali & Rashied Ali.

Kawashima, Makoto / Mochizuki Harutaka / Michel Henritzi: Chinmoku Wa Ishikure Ni Yadoru Bouryoku
Kawashima, Makoto / Mochizuki Harutaka / Michel Henritzi:
Chinmoku Wa Ishikure Ni Yadoru Bouryoku

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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Evoking the passionate free improvisation of Kaoru Abe and influenced by Austrian poet Georg Trakl's "Nocturnal Song", the trio of Makoto Kawashima and Harutaka Mochizuki on alto saxophone and Michel Henritzi on lap steel & feedback recorded these three crepuscular works in separate locations, assembled by Henritzi into richly dreamlike and cathartic compositions.

Kim, Sunik: Potential [VINYL]
Kim, Sunik:
Potential [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )


Price: $29.95    




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Manipulating orchestral elements via midi composition at physically impossible speeds, LA musician Sunik Kim unleashes two side-long works of synthetic mayhem organized in strangely consumable blocks, with collisions and breath-catching pauses until the commotion drops over the compositional cliff once again; reflecting our current chaotic society? Mayhap.

Bridge, The (Amado / von Schlippenbach / Haker-Flaten / Hemingway): Beyond the Margins
Bridge, The (Amado / von Schlippenbach / Haker-Flaten / Hemingway):
Beyond the Margins

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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Assembled by Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado, this stellar quartet bridges nations with German pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, Norwegian double bass player Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, and American drummer Gerry Hemingway, presenting the extended, masterful collective title track, along with two shorter works, particularly revisiting Albert Ayler's "Ghosts".

Sakata, Akira / Entasis: Live In Europe 2022 [2 CDs]
Sakata, Akira / Entasis:
Live In Europe 2022 [2 CDs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $19.95    




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Three live performances in Greece, Italy and Brussels from saxophonist & multi-reedist Akira Sakata and his long-standing duo partner as Entasis — pianist Giovanni di Domenico — and based on location, with Giotis Damianidis on electric guitar, Petros Damianidis on double bass, and Stephanos Chytiris, Balazs Pandi or Aleksandar Skoric on drums.

Gustafsson, Mats / Ensemble E: EE Opus One
Gustafsson, Mats / Ensemble E:
EE Opus One

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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Merging contemporary and traditional instruments, including the spilapipa (a fipple flute), hardanger fiddle, the Bilgoraj suka (a vertical fiddle), alongside prepared piano, organ, trumpet, tuba, baritone sax & voice, Mats Gustafsson's ensemble merges folk, experimental forms, improv & free jazz in a conduction shaped by the participants; absolutely unique & fascinating.

Gustafsson, Mats: Hidros 9 Mirrors
Gustafsson, Mats:
Hidros 9 Mirrors

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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Forming his NU Ensemble in 1997 to merge free-jazz, improv, noise and contemporary forms, Mats Gustafsson presented Hidros One for 9 improvisers, tape & conductor that same year, progressing over 25 years to this 9th conduction of the Hidros concept in his largest ensemble yet: 25 musicians in two 9-piece ensembles plus soloists, captured live at the 2022 Avant Art Festival in Warsaw, Poland.

Gush (Gustafsson / Sandell / Strid): Afro Blue
Gush (Gustafsson / Sandell / Strid):
Afro Blue

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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Recorded in 1998 but sounding absolutely modern, exuberant and often explosively inspired, this live recording at Jazzclub Fasching in Stockholm brings the then 10-year collaboration of drummer Raymond Strid, pianist Sten Sandel and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson to ecstatic heights, bridging free jazz forms and rendering Coltranes "Afro Blues" with intense passion.

Angeles, Camilo / Joanna Mattrey: Hailstone Temple [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Angeles, Camilo / Joanna Mattrey:
Hailstone Temple [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Excerpted from their 2022 concert at Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico, flutist Camilo Ángeles (TVL REC label), also performing on bass flute, joins with New York City violist Joanna Mattrey, an active performer and improviser associated with Issue Project Room and Roulette, for six unusual duos of wind, string and voice leveraging the natural resonance of the museum space.

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / John Tilbury: Lights
Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / John Tilbury:
Lights

(Fataka -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Recorded for the release concert of their 2013 album Exta, the trio of John Butcher on saxophones, Thomas Lehn on analog synthesizer and John Tilbury on piano captured this extraordinary live concert at Cafe Oto in London, only the second time the group had performed together, recording in two extended sets but segmented into four exceptional and dramatic improvisations.

Davies, Angharad / Phil Julian: Neutral Red
Davies, Angharad / Phil Julian:
Neutral Red

(Fataka -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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At the request of Fataka, amplified violinist Angharad Davies and electronic improviser Phil Julian met at Cate OTO in 2014 & 2018, the two exploiting their distinct approaches to free improvisation to perform these evolving works that ebb and flow in almost hallucinatory intensity while exploring the timbral potential of their unique instrumentation.

Fujiwara, Tomas: Pith [VINYL]
Fujiwara, Tomas:
Pith [VINYL]

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


Price: $23.95    




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Drawing on the same trio heard on his RogueArt release, 7 Poets Trio, Boston-born Brooklyn-based composer and drummer Fujiwara presents a set of six sophisticated works along with one collective improvisation, utilizing the unique orchestration of vibraphonist Patricia Brennan and cellist Tomeka Reid to create a diverse set of highly rewarding recordings.

Gentile, Kate (w/ Mitchell / Casss / Viner): Find Letter X [3 CDs]
Gentile, Kate (w/ Mitchell / Casss / Viner):
Find Letter X [3 CDs]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $25.95    




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Three CDs in a beautifully constructed fold-out cross with liner notes and recording data from NY drummer Kate Gentile, in a set of 41 studio recordings with her working band of Matt Mitchell on piano & keys, Kim Cass on acoustic & electric bass and Jeremy Viner on reeds, each disc exploring a distinct yet connected approach to her fascinating compositions and group interaction.

Kiyasu, Ryosuke: Dig Up Roots [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Kiyasu, Ryosuke:
Dig Up Roots [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Active as a drum soloist since 2003, Ryosuke Kiyasu (Fushitsusha, SETE STAR SEPT, Kiyasu Orchestra) performs solo in a live performance split between two extended improvisations, captured at Tokyo Arts and Space in 2022, using a snare drum and a table in a forceful demonstration of rhythm and punctuation that is affected by the ambiance of the space.

Silbert, Stella / Nat Baldwin: 01.30.22 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Silbert, Stella / Nat Baldwin:
01.30.22 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Cantankerously informed and paced like a perfect tumble, the duo improvisations of Massachusetts collaborator Stella Silber on turntables and Nat Baldwin on upright bass augment their work through turntable preparations and static, Baldwin performing all over his instrument, as the duo surprise and maintain interest through accessible abrasiveness.

Wind Tide (Andrew Weathers / Gretchen Korsmo): Blue Breaking Brown [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Wind Tide (Andrew Weathers / Gretchen Korsmo):
Blue Breaking Brown [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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One "Small Dog" and one Big from the Texas experimental duo of Andrew Weathers on synth, lap steel, recorder & electronics, and Gretchen Korsmo on voice, keys & percussion, both members of the Full Spectrum Records collective, their confident collaboration morphing drones, sonic deformation, resonance, voice, bells and mysterious sources in two well-paced & passionate sonic journeys.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Volume 11 - For Terry Riley
Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Volume 11 - For Terry Riley

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Performing on the 7,466 pipe Æolian-Skinner organ at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, one of the first American classic-style organs and among the largest church organs in the West, John Zorn continues his solo organ series with this tribute to Terry Riley in two extended improvisations, part of his 70th birthday celebration as part of Fred Barnes's concert series.

Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba: Causa y Efecto, Vol. 2
Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba:
Causa y Efecto, Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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The second volume of powerful free playing and intimate conversation bringing together two New York-based improvisers, Cuban native drummer/percussionist Francisco Mela and Tennessee native reed & wind player Zoh Amba, both sharing a mountain region upbringing that brings a uniquely reflective quality to their playing, fortified by the exploratory NY improv scene.

Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba: Causa y Efecto, Vol. 2 [VINYL]
Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba:
Causa y Efecto, Vol. 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $23.00    




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The second volume of powerful free playing and intimate conversation bringing together two New York-based improvisers, Cuban native drummer/percussionist Francisco Mela and Tennessee native reed & wind player Zoh Amba, both sharing a mountain region upbringing that brings a uniquely reflective quality to their playing, fortified by the exploratory NY improv scene.

Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton: Parking (Collection Paris)
Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton:
Parking (Collection Paris)

(Swarming -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Two improvisations by saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet & violinist Dan Warburton recorded in Paris & Melbourne parking garages 14 years apart, registering the behavior and characteristics of environmental and instrumental sound within these unique spaces, edited by Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis as a 4-channel master by synchronizing two sets of independent stereo recordings.

Leap Of Faith: Geodetic Drift <i>[Used Item]</i>
Leap Of Faith:
Geodetic Drift [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $5.00    




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PROMO W/ CUT CORNER

Polwechsel: Embrace [4 LP BOX SET]
Polwechsel:
Embrace [4 LP BOX SET]

(NI-VU-NI-CONNU -- Luxembourg )


Price: $179.95    




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BACK IN STOCK! The current Polwechsel quartet of Werner Dafeldecker, Michael Moser, Martin Brandlmayr and Burkhard Beins — merging improvisation and contemporary forms for outstandingly paced and conceptualized performance — are joined by luminaries John Butcher, Klaus Lang, Magda Mayas, Andrea Neumann and Peter Ablinger, released in a deluxe 4-LP box set with a 32-page booklet.




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