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  March 2024
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Ensemble SuperMusique: Le fil d'Ariane
Ensemble SuperMusique:
Le fil d'Ariane

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Featuring works premiered at the ESM concert "Zigzague and Colore" in November 2022 in Montreal at Escape Orange - Edifice Wilder - Espace Danse, this exceptional concert of Montreal's premiere improvising Ensemble SuperMusique presents the works of three female composers--Elizabeth Millar, Laura Kavanaugh, and Danielle Palardy Roger--through a variety of graphic scores.

Hood, Susanna Trio: unPacked
Hood, Susanna Trio:
unPacked

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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In the footsteps of the band for which she's the vocalist — Scott Thomason's The Rent paying homage to the music of Steve Lacy — Montreal vocalist and movement performer Susan Hood steps out on her own to merge the words of German poet Judith Malina, who influenced Lacy and Irene Aebi's "Cycle of Jazz Art Songs", with Steve Lacy's exuberant music, for a captivating and sincere pairing.

Quatuor Bozzini: Jurg Frey: String Quartet No. 4
Quatuor Bozzini:
Jurg Frey: String Quartet No. 4

(Collection QB -- Canada )


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The third string quartet that Swiss composer Jürg Frey has written for the Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini of Alissa Cheung on violin, Clemens Merkel on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola and Isabelle Bozzini on cello, a beautiful work in five movements of illusory motion, slowly evolving through furtive and seemingly feigned momentum.

Smith, Wadada Leo / Joe Morris: Earth's Frequencies
Smith, Wadada Leo / Joe Morris:
Earth's Frequencies

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


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Delicately forceful, the live concert at Real Art Ways, in Hartford, Connecticut as part of the ImprovisatioNOW concert series, is a perfect encounter between two legendary New York improvisers--trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and guitarist Joe Morris--capturing five dialogs of impressive technique and creative expression, including references to Monk and Ma Rainey.

Pfammatter, Norbert / Florestan Berset / Francesco Losavio: A Vol D'Oiseau
Pfammatter, Norbert / Florestan Berset / Francesco Losavio:
A Vol D'Oiseau

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


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The Swiss guitar trio of Florestan Berset on electric guitar with Norbert Pfammatter on drums and Francesco Losavio on double bass perform a mix of lyrical compositions from Berset, along with lyrically inclined collective improvisation from the group, each player bringing unique approaches to their instruments in a highly compatible set of conversations.

Scratching Fork (Malinowski / Rychlicki / Zadruzynski): Scratching Fork II
Scratching Fork (Malinowski / Rychlicki / Zadruzynski):
Scratching Fork II

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


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The 2nd album from the Polish guitar trio of Marek Malinowski on guitar, Robert Rychlicki-Gasowski on double bass & bass guitar, and Wojciech Zadruaynski on drums, performing Malinowski's embraceable mix of lyrically inclined modern jazz compositions with an explorative side, balancing structure with free space for sprightly spontaneity, a beautiful followup.

Dunmall, Paul / Paul Rogers / Marc Sanders: Wildlife
Dunmall, Paul / Paul Rogers / Marc Sanders:
Wildlife

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


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A wildly explorative and masterful studio encounter for three of the UK's most well-known and well-recorded improvisers--Paul Dunmall on tenor & soprano saxophones, clarinet & flute; Paul Rogers on 7-string double bass; and Mark Sanders on drums--in four collective improvisations that run the gamut from explosive to introspective conversation; ferocious!

Zakrocki / Garbowski / Gradziuk: Ballads And Blues [2 CDs]
Zakrocki / Garbowski / Gradziuk:
Ballads And Blues [2 CDs]

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


Price: $19.95    




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A series of electroacoustic improv "Ballads" and "Blues", beautiful and chimerical works at the intersection of strings and a miscellany of percussion, patiently and unhurriedly unfolding under the deep listening ears from the Polish trio of Patryk Zakrocki on prepared electric guitar & granular delay, Maciej Garbowski on double bass and Krzysztof Gradziuk on multipercussion, objects & toys.

Perelman, Ivo / Mark Helias / Tom Rainey: Truth Seeker
Perelman, Ivo / Mark Helias / Tom Rainey:
Truth Seeker

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


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Meeting at Park West Studios in Brooklyn, the NY trio of Ivo Perelman on tenor saxophone, Mark Helias on bass and Tom Rainey on drums record seven collective free improvisations of great depth and expression, unhurried playing that concentrates on the group dialog, yielding space for exceptional soloing supported by perceptive interaction; masterful!

Sharp, Elliot: Arbor
Sharp, Elliot:
Arbor

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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A collection of arboreal pieces for solo acoustic guitar--wood transformed into a resonator with the help of metal oscillators and digital manipulation--performed in the studio by NY guitarist and improviser Elliott Sharp, developing the works around trees, "austere and intense", each piece unfolding like delicate branches of acoustic and ethereal framework.

Ogura, Miharu: Ogura Plays Ogura
Ogura, Miharu:
Ogura Plays Ogura

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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Following her 2022 album Ogura Plays Stockhausen, Japanese born, Frankfurt-based pianist Miharu Ogura turns her attention to her own compositions, presenting five uniquely creative works unfolding in pacing that surprises the listener, balancing silence and clusters of layered patterns that move at differing speeds and rhythms, from simple clarity to labyrinthine entanglement.

Olsson, Henrik / Aviva Endean: Split Series Vol. 2
Olsson, Henrik / Aviva Endean:
Split Series Vol. 2

(FRIM Records -- Sweden )


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Part of the split series from Swedish label FRIM (Association For Free Improvised Music), this album presents the two solo concerts from an evening at Rönnells Antikvariat during the 2022 Sound of Stockholm festival, first from drummer Henrik Olsson performing on turntables & objects; then from Aviva Endean on clarinets, electronics, voice & plastic pipes.

Russell, Hal NRG Ensemble: The Finnish / Swiss Tour
Russell, Hal NRG Ensemble:
The Finnish / Swiss Tour

(ECM Records -- Germany )


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"Hal Russell deserves an entry in the dictionary under the word free, for how can the mindful listener feel anything else when steeped in the incendiary playing of the late Renaissance man. The Finnish/Swiss Tour, recorded during his fi...

Russell, Hal NRG Ensemble: The Hal Russell Story
Russell, Hal NRG Ensemble:
The Hal Russell Story

(ECM Records -- Germany )


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This 1996 recording of the Hal Russell NRG Ensemble of Mars Williams (reeds), Brian Sandstrom (bass, guitars, trumpets), Kent Kessler (bass, trombone) and Steve Hunt (drums & percussion) was recorded five week before Russell's passing, a wild parting gift of twenty succinct improvisations covering an incredible amount of territory with power, humor and amazing musical skill.

Russell, Hal / Mars Wiliams: EFTSOONS [VINYL]
Russell, Hal / Mars Wiliams:
EFTSOONS [VINYL]

(NESSA -- USA )


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Eftsoons (defined as "soon after") is the 1981 duo album from NRG Ensemble leader Hal Russell with ensemble saxophonist and Chicago mainstay saxophonist Mars Williams, who also performs on slide whistle, bells and "lots of other stuff", Russell also performing on cornet, vibraphone and toys; an exciting and energetic album of truly free, inspired playing!

Tragic Assembly + Tatsuya Nakatani : Live at the Artscenter
Tragic Assembly + Tatsuya Nakatani :
Live at the Artscenter

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )


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The NC Tragic Assembly free improvising trio of Charles Chace on guitar, Crowmeat Bob on reeds and Phil Venable on upright bass are joined for this 2022 concert at Carrboro, NC's ArtCenter by improvising percussion powerhouse Tatsuya Nakatani, adding sonic expansion and rhythmic punctuation to this trio's typically drum free configuration, heard in four striking improvisations.

CHANGES TO blind: Volume Eight: Before Birth to Expiration
CHANGES TO blind:
Volume Eight: Before Birth to Expiration

(Squidco Records -- USA )


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The eighth album from the long-running CHANGES TO blind project of Phil Zampino, eight works drawing on compositions & improvisations, acoustic & synthetic instruments, field recordings & samples, with guests Levi Erik providing field recordings & voice and Wilmington, NC's 910 Noise Members of Carl Kruger, subterrene, John Bishop, Authorless and Ryan Lewis.

Baron, Marc / Mark Vernon: post-chance
Baron, Marc / Mark Vernon:
post-chance

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Mailing unspooled 1/4" tape to each other along with a magnet to randomly erase part of each tape, Marc Baron & Mark Vernon captured these fragments and placed them into sequence based on the minute past the hour each was originally recorded, contrasting the degraded recordings with the original; an exacting but fascinating method of creating something unexpected and uniquely engaging.

Brotzmann, Peter / Paal Nilssen-Love: Chicken Shit Bingo
Brotzmann, Peter / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Chicken Shit Bingo

(Trost Records -- Austria )


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Often performing together as a duo after their initial 2004 Chicago Tentet encounter, drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen and multi-reedist Peter Brötzmann typically released albums of live performances, this 2015 studio date in Antwerp unique in their catalog, an exemplary set of recordings, particularly with Brötzmann on a new contra-alto clarinet and Paal adding gongs to their improvisations.

Brotzmann, Peter / Paal Nilssen-Love: Chicken Shit Bingo [VINYL]
Brotzmann, Peter / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Chicken Shit Bingo [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $38.95    




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Often performing together as a duo after their initial 2004 Chicago Tentet encounter, drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen and multi-reedist Peter Brötzmann typically released albums of live performances, this 2015 studio date in Antwerp unique in their catalog, an exemplary set of recordings, particularly with Brötzmann on a new contra-alto clarinet and Paal adding gongs to their improvisations.

Derome, Jean: La Chaleur De La Pensee
Derome, Jean:
La Chaleur De La Pensee

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Concepts of community, dialog, sharing and transmission, or "recontre", are the linking ideas between these four works commissioned of Montreal composer and wind player Jean Derome, developed for four Quebec ensembles, these pieces combine contemporary and improvisational forms, the scores shaped by constraints from the combinatorial mathematics of Marin Mersenne.

Leap of Faith: Quest for Uncertainty
Leap of Faith:
Quest for Uncertainty

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Joining the Boston free improvising duo of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice--the core duo of Leap of Faith Orchestra--are Bonnie Kane on tenor sax, flute & electronics, and John Loggia on drums and percussion, capturing the extended title track and a brief, "possible outcome" as a summation.

Ughi, Federico (w / Leo Genovese / Brandon Lopez): Infinite Cosmos Calling You You You, Vol. 1
Ughi, Federico (w / Leo Genovese / Brandon Lopez):
Infinite Cosmos Calling You You You, Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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The first album under 577 label leader and drummer Federico Ughi's name in five years brings together the incredible bass skills of Brandon Lopez and expansive Argentinean keyboard sonics of Leo Genovese, the first of two planned volumes recorded in the studio for a boundary-less album of acoustic and electric improv influenced by the music and philosophy of Sun Ra.

Ughi, Federico (w / Leo Genovese / Brandon Lopez): Infinite Cosmos Calling You You You, Vol. 1 [VINY
Ughi, Federico (w / Leo Genovese / Brandon Lopez):
Infinite Cosmos Calling You You You, Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


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The first album under 577 label leader and drummer Federico Ughi's name in five years brings together the incredible bass skills of Brandon Lopez and expansive Argentinean keyboard sonics of Leo Genovese, the first of two planned volumes recorded in the studio for a boundary-less album of acoustic and electric improv influenced by the music and philosophy of Sun Ra.

Ensemble SuperMusique : Musiques Emeraude
Ensemble SuperMusique :
Musiques Emeraude

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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An overview of Montreal's Ensemble Supermusique celebrating their 40th anniversary, drawing on works from founders Joane Hétu, Diane Labrosse, and Danielle Palardy Roger and their projects including Wondeur Brass, Les Poules, Justine, &c., realized by 40 instrumentalists in 8 groups of 3 to 8 players; masterful sophistication with a sense of humor and wonder — exceptionnelle!

Gregorio / Smith / Bryerton: The Cold Arrow
Gregorio / Smith / Bryerton:
The Cold Arrow

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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The second trio release from clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio, double bassist Damon Smith and Jerome Bryerton on gongs, selected metal & cymbals (but no drums), in a sophisticated album of eight collective improvisations numbered as "The Planar Effect" and two Gregorio compositions, an absolutely impressive set that obscures the line between "spontaneous" and "composition".

Merzbow: Cafe OTO [2 CDs]
Merzbow:
Cafe OTO [2 CDs]

(Cold Spring Records -- UK )


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A live and extended performance of brutal but shifting sonic assault performed before an appreciative audience at London's Cafe OTO in 2016, a solo performance from Japanese noise legend Masami Akita, AKA Merzbow, each of the 2 CDs in this set more than 50 minutes of tightly controlled electronic mayhem from the unremitting determination of one of the globe's masters of noise.

Mingus, Charles: Presents Charles Mingus To Pre Bird, Revisited
Mingus, Charles:
Presents Charles Mingus To Pre Bird, Revisited

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


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Three sides of Charles Mingus in this remastered reissue set: the 1961 Candid album Mingus Presents Mingus with the classic quartet of Eric Dolphy, Ted Curson and Dannie Richmond; then the Mercury release Pre-Bird from the same year, in ensembles performing the music of or influenced by Duke Ellington, along with the ambitious and brilliant through-composed work, "Half Mast Inhibition".

Gerszewski, Nikolaus: 3 Works For Strings, Giusto Chamber Orchestra
Gerszewski, Nikolaus:
3 Works For Strings, Giusto Chamber Orchestra

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


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Giusto Chamber Orchestra performs three works for twelve strings by German composer and visual artist Nikolaus Gerszewski, whose music of shifting pitches, vibrations and volumes--compared with experimental sound & noise work--is influenced by composers Radulescu and Dumitrescu's spectral music, James Tenney's "swell form" and Cornelius Cardew's graphic scores.

Koglmann, Franz: Near Blue - A Taste of Melancholy
Koglmann, Franz:
Near Blue - A Taste of Melancholy

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


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Presented in two versions--a stereo mix and a binaural mix for headphones--flugelhorn improviser and composer Franz Koglmann leads his septet of exceptional players through 10 original Koglmann compositions, sophisticated works that show influences from Ellington to Franz Joseph Haydn or Johann Strauss, in pieces influenced by or tipping the hat to modern artists, musicians and writers.

Lokkegaard, Niels Lyhne / Quatuor Bozzini: Colliding Bubbles
Lokkegaard, Niels Lyhne / Quatuor Bozzini:
Colliding Bubbles

(Important Records -- USA )


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Copenhagen composer Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard's long form work refers to units of compositional structure in systems of instruments, each a "bubble" that interacts and collides creating fluctuations, ruptures and tension release in an hypnotic sonic tapestry, performed by Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini on violins, viola, cellos and harmonica; mesmerizing.

Friedl / Siewert: Lichtung
Friedl / Siewert:
Lichtung

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )


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Zeitkratzer director and pianist Reinhold Friedl meets with Martin Siewert (Radian, Fake the Facts, Dry Thrust) for three improvised explorations on piano, guitar and electronics, through the course of powerful transitions building from deep introspection into prickly, bellicose interaction, yielding to a brooding finale of subtle electronics and punctuation; profound.

Leandre, Joelle / Pascal Contet: Miniatures
Leandre, Joelle / Pascal Contet:
Miniatures

(Trost Records -- Austria )


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A collaboration that goes back 30 years, French improvising bassist Joëlle Léandre and avant accordionist Pascal Contet in their fifth album together, turning from their more typically extended conversations to a series of 10 "Miniatures", shorter and diverse dialogs recorded live in 2022 at the beautiful Arsenal Concert Hall in Metz, France.

Johansson, Sven-Ake / Alexander Von Schlippenbach: uber Ursache und Wirkung der Meinungsverschiedenh
Johansson, Sven-Ake / Alexander Von Schlippenbach:
uber Ursache und Wirkung der Meinungsverschiedenheiten beim Turmbau zu Babel [VINYL 2 LPs & PAL DVD]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $99.95    




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Documenting the 1994 avant music drama composed by pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and accordionist Sven-Ake Johansson, uber Ursache und Wirkung der Meinungsverschiedenheiten beim Turmbau zu Babel (on the cause and effect of the disagreements over the building of the Tower of Babel) through a double LP, DVD, libretto and 16-page booklet in a solid box set.

Void Patrol (Sharp / Stetson / Martin / MacDonald): Live @ Victo
Void Patrol (Sharp / Stetson / Martin / MacDonald):
Live @ Victo

(Victo -- Canada )


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A wild and adventurous concert and one of the highlights of the 39th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville from the electric improvising quartet of Elliott Sharp on electric guitar & electronics, Colin Stetson on bass, alto & tenor saxophones, Billy Martin on drums & percussion and Payton Macdonald on marimba, vibraphone & African xylophone.

Musicworks: #147 Winter 2024 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#147 Winter 2024 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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Winter 2024 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine, with Saxophonist Andrew MacKelvie on the cover; plus features on Indonesia's Music Subculture; Sonny-Ray Day Ride; Solidaridad Tango; A History of the Canadian Electronic Ensemble; plus album reviews, essays and a CD of tracks from artists covered in the magazine.

Simulacrum: Mechatronics
Simulacrum:
Mechatronics

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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This ensemble features 3 core Evil Clown members--David Peck on reeds, winds, percussion & electronics; Eric Woods on analog synth; and Bob Moores on space trumpet, guitar & electronics--with guests Michael Caglianone on reeds & percussion, Robin Amos on electric zither and keyboards; Faruq Hassan on samplers & keys; Albey OnBass on bass; and Michael Knoblach on military devices.

Evans, Peter Being & Becoming (Evans /  Ross / Jozwiak / Ode): Ars Memoria
Evans, Peter Being & Becoming (Evans / Ross / Jozwiak / Ode):
Ars Memoria

(More Is More -- USA )


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The second album from New York trumpeter Peter Evan's band Being and Becoming stretches out his concepts in five extended works that dovetails superb contemporary jazz — integrating extended techniques and solid vibraphone work — with beautifully rich and explorative passages, masterfully performed with Joel Ross (vibes), Nick Jozwiak (bass) and Michael Shekwoaga (drums).

Evans, Peter Being & Becoming (Evans /  Ross / Jozwiak / Ode): Ars Memoria [VINYL 180gm + DOWNLOAD]
Evans, Peter Being & Becoming (Evans / Ross / Jozwiak / Ode):
Ars Memoria [VINYL 180gm + DOWNLOAD]

(More Is More -- USA )


Price: $23.95    




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The second album from New York trumpeter Peter Evan's band Being and Becoming stretches out his concepts in five extended works that dovetails superb contemporary jazz — integrating extended techniques and solid vibraphone work — with beautifully rich and explorative passages, masterfully performed with Joel Ross (vibes), Nick Jozwiak (bass) and Michael Shekwoaga (drums).

Fowler, Chad / Shanyse Strickland / Sana Nagano / Melanie Dyer / Ken Filiano / Anders Griffen: Birds
Fowler, Chad / Shanyse Strickland / Sana Nagano / Melanie Dyer / Ken Filiano / Anders Griffen:
Birdsong

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Highlighting the parallel to changes in birdsong in urban areas because of anthropogenic ambient noise, this diverse ensemble demonstrates the evolution of improv approaches through unique origins and backgrounds; with Chad Fowler (stritch, flute), Shanyse Strickland (French Horn), Sana Nagano (violin), Melanie Dyer (viola), Ken Filiano (bass) and Anders Griffen (drums).

Perelman, Ivo (Fowler / Workman / Cyrille): Embracing the Unknown
Perelman, Ivo (Fowler / Workman / Cyrille):
Embracing the Unknown

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Recording with the legendary rhythm section of bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Andrew Cyrille, tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and stritch & saxello player Chad Fowler perfectly complement each other as they play off and complete each other's lines and phrases under the support of astute foundational support, an exemplary album of collective, cross-generational free improvisation.

Hetu, Joane / Ensemble SuperMusique: Monnomest
Hetu, Joane / Ensemble SuperMusique:
Monnomest

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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A fascinating work dedicated to improvising cellist Remy Belanger de Beauport written by Montreal composer Joane Hétu and performed by the large Ensemble SuperMusique with Jean Derome, Lori Freedman, Scott Thomson, Diane Labrosse, Danielle Palardy Roger, Pierre Tanguay, &c., commissioned and performed for the Ensemble's 40th anniversary and expanded for this studio edition.

Duchesne, Andre: Ch'val
Duchesne, Andre:
Ch'val

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Montreal composer, guitarist and arranger Andre Duchesne developed the pieces on this solo album as a tribute to his sister Carole, "the one who dreamed of horses," who passed in 2010, his pieces incorporating elements of rock, improvisation and compositional forms, a sincere tribute developed by recording daily over a month as a virtual rock band of guitar, bass and drum programming.

Migone, Christof / Alexandre St-Onge: undoundone
Migone, Christof / Alexandre St-Onge:
undoundone

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Since 1997 the duo of Montreal sonic experimenters Christof Migone and Alexandre St-Onge, both members of Klaxon Gueule, have performed under the name "Undo", here declaring themselves "undone", presenting nine tracks of of live & studio recordings from 1997-2013 of often bizarre yet ever innovative cracked electronics, acoustics, voice, and inexplicable sound; weird and wonderful!

Chorale Joker / Ensemble SuperMusique: Demantibule•es
Chorale Joker / Ensemble SuperMusique:
Demantibule•es

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Merging members of Ensemble SuperMusique with a subset of the ensemble Chorale Joker, Joane Hétu presents four premieres that explore our experiences during the pandemic, SuperMusique focused on electronics and synthetic instruments and offset by a wind quintet, the music and vocal interactions often explosive, reflecting on our mental states during an overwhelming cultural malady.

Profos, Felix / Peter Conradin Zumthor: Grund
Profos, Felix / Peter Conradin Zumthor:
Grund

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Since 2021 Swiss composer Felix Profos and drummer Peter Conradin Zumthor have performed as the duo Grund, Profos performing on harmonium and on the 1973 Italian organ Bontempi Pop3, Zumthor on bass drum, gong, bells & snare, their extended work on this self-titled album a tranquil and meditative work of slow transitions with moments of terse activity, receding with grace and serenity.

Donofrio, Anthony: These Calm Words
Donofrio, Anthony:
These Calm Words

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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An exquisite recording of composer Anthony Donofrio 1972 work for solo vibraphone captured at the University of Nebraska where Donofrio teaches and directs their new music ensemble, this extended work for solo vibraphone performed by Donofrio himself, living up to its title in a delicate advancement from clear playing to unusual vibraphone timbres and technique.

Pilchen, Danya : Two Songs. Anne, Germaine, Koen, Seamus, Danya
Pilchen, Danya :
Two Songs. Anne, Germaine, Koen, Seamus, Danya

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Two "songs" from a series of works by Netherlands composer and pianist Danya Pilchen, exploring the possibilities of making and experiencing time through attentive listening, these works focused on creating a dialogue between two measures of time, performed with Anne La Berge on flute, Germaine Sijstermans on clarinet, Seamus Cater on harmonica and Koen Nutters on double bass.

Harris, Bill: MACRODOSE
Harris, Bill:
MACRODOSE

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Combining acoustic drums, percussion and electronics, the third solo album from Chicago drummer Bill Harris delves deeper into the sonic aspects of his improvisations while providing them in discrete segments through eleven succinct recordings, a diverse set demonstrating unique approaches to rhythm and sound, enhanced on some pieces through studio techniques.

Williams, Mars / Katinka Kleijn / Rob Kassinger: Two Or Three
Williams, Mars / Katinka Kleijn / Rob Kassinger:
Two Or Three

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Three performances of Pauline Oliveros' compositions for two or three instruments, performed by the same trio who premiered the work in 2017 at the commission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNow Series--Mars Williams on reeds, Katinka Kleijn on cello and Rob Kassinger on bass--these versions performed live in 2018 at Elastic Arts along with two collective improvisations.

JAKAL (Fred Lonberg-Holm / Keefe Jackson / Julian Kirshner): Peroration
JAKAL (Fred Lonberg-Holm / Keefe Jackson / Julian Kirshner):
Peroration

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Formerly known as J@K@L, this Chicago trio has explored hard hitting improvisation since 2014, the band name an amalgamation of the performer's names--Keefe Jackson on tenor & sopranino saxophone & tube, Julian Kirshner on drums and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, tenor guitar and electronics--in a dynamic and exciting 2022 concert at Elastic Arts, in Chicago.

Kimmel.Ali.Harris (Jeff Kimmel / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris): Flora Oblique [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Kimmel.Ali.Harris (Jeff Kimmel / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris):
Flora Oblique [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Amalgam -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The third release for the Chicago collective improvising trio of Jeff Kimmel on clarinet & electronics, Ishmael Ali on cello & electronics and Bill Harris on drums & feedback, acoustic interplay in the foreground with electronics adding layers of intriguing sonic pressure as their playing evolves through clear and cohesive conversation over punctuated & textural foundations.

Ulher, Birgit / Carol Genetti / Eric Leonardson: Horizontal Shift
Ulher, Birgit / Carol Genetti / Eric Leonardson:
Horizontal Shift

(Amalgam -- USA )


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An international electroacoustic improvising trio of German trumpet player Birgit Ulher, also on radio, speaker & objects, and two Chicago outside improvisers--Carol Genetti on voice & objects, and Eric Leonardson on his unique self-built instrument the springboard, objects & electronics-- heard in a live performance at Elastic Arts, in Chicago, Illinois in 2018.

Berman, Josh / Eli Wallace / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris: An-Ill Fitting Garment [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD
Berman, Josh / Eli Wallace / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris:
An-Ill Fitting Garment [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Cornetist Josh Berman, drummer Bill Harris, and cellist Ishmael Ali meet with NY pianist Eli Wallace in Chicago, recording live in the studio for a session that focuses on acoustic interplay using unusual techniques, inside piano playing, textural percussion with scrapes & drags and melodic & harmonic fragments, Fitting quite well in a set of interesting moods and motion.

IKZ (Chris Dammann / Kevin Davis / John Niekrasz / Toby Summerfield): I Saw The Cryptic Problem Of M
IKZ (Chris Dammann / Kevin Davis / John Niekrasz / Toby Summerfield):
I Saw The Cryptic Problem Of My Generation Destroyed

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Four improvisations that start as dense and scrabbly electroacoustic improv and then transport into beautiful sonic interaction from the Chicago collaborative quartet of Chris Dammann (Scott Clark) on double bass, Kevin Davis (Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore) on cello, John Niekrasz (Poor School, The Naked Future) on drums and Toby Summerfield (Larval, Algernon, Scott Clark) on guitar.

Boon, Dante (Beuger / Boon / Elina / Holtkamp / Schuppe / Van der Ster): Duos
Boon, Dante (Beuger / Boon / Elina / Holtkamp / Schuppe / Van der Ster):
Duos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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A collection of works from pianist & composer Dante Boon in diverse duos and virtual duo compositions that reflect on John Cage's "inner clock" concept from "Two2", each of Boon's compositions directing the players through systems of notation and counting unique to each player, varying the rules of how the two players eventually synchronize their performances.

Fujii / Melford: Under the Water
Fujii / Melford:
Under the Water

(Libra -- Japan )


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Pianists Fujii & Melford met in Berkley to record these masterful and challenging duo works, impressionist excursions in the water inside and out of the piano.

Futterman, Joel: Perspicacity
Futterman, Joel:
Perspicacity

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )


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Five extended improvised piano solos from Joel Futterman recording in his home base of Virginia Beach, each an incredible journey in free playing that quotes and comments on the history of jazz piano, living up to the album's title through insight, perceptiveness, wit and intuition, Futterman's technique and mastery expressing narratives of amazing confidence and solid direction.

Turba, Ruben / Minami Saeki: The Gift
Turba, Ruben / Minami Saeki:
The Gift

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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"for two musicians, or more

each musician should think about the other (or one of the others, if you are more tan two) and choose five sounds. these sounds - mainly simple, mainly short - should be chosen having the other musician ...

Wittenburg, Florian: Regenprasseln
Wittenburg, Florian:
Regenprasseln

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Regenprasseln translates to "rain pattering".

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