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  May 2024
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Crispell, Marilyn / Jason Stein / Damon Smith / Adam Shead: Spi-Raling Horn
Crispell, Marilyn / Jason Stein / Damon Smith / Adam Shead:
Spi-Raling Horn

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A collaboration between the working trio of bass clarinetist Jason Stein, double bassist Damon Smith, and drummer Adam Shead, adding pianist Marilyn Crispell, initiated by Smith & Crispell's admiration of painter Cy Twombly, whose artwork graces this album's cover, recorded live and complete in the studio after two live concerts between the quartet; masterful collective improv!

Lavelle, Matt & The 12 Houses: The Crop Circles Suite
Lavelle, Matt & The 12 Houses:
The Crop Circles Suite

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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An album to absorb and get excited over, as Matt Lavelle pursues a long-running dream to bring his 12 Houses Orchestra to record, here in an incredible collection of compositions, just the first set of a larger concept of solid jazz pieces that pivot on astrology and numerology as reflected in time signature, bar lines, melody notes, chords, and intervals; powerful, lyrical, spectacular work!

Leap of Faith / Kane Loggia Hypothesis: Interconnected by Testable Relations
Leap of Faith / Kane Loggia Hypothesis:
Interconnected by Testable Relations

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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A split release between two essential duos from the Boston-area Evil Clown collective: first, the core duo of Leap of Faith — David Peck on reeds & percussion and Glynis Lomon on cellos, aquasonic & voice — in a trio with trumpeter John Fugarino; second, the Kane Loggia Hypothesis duo of Bonnie Kane on sax, flute & electronics and John Loggia on drums, in a trio with drummer Ben James.

Perturbations: That's Where the Unknown Is
Perturbations:
That's Where the Unknown Is

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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"Perturbed" by the sonic intervention of sound engineer and performer Joel Simches, who applies various effect processes to the continually morphing free improvisations of Boston collective players David Peck on reeds, percussion and synthetics, Michael Caglianone on soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet, flute & percussion, and Albey onBass on bass and percussion.

Stewart, Luke Silt Trio (w/ Settles / Crudup or Taylor): Unknown Rivers
Stewart, Luke Silt Trio (w/ Settles / Crudup or Taylor):
Unknown Rivers

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The long-running Silt Trio led by DC bassist and composer Luke Stewart, with Brian Settles on tenor sax and either drummer Trae Crudup or Chad Taylor, in their debut for Pi Recordings with seven Stewart compositions founded around his deep grooves; playful and sophisticated work that leave room for tremendous soloing and support from each trio configuration.

Douglas, Dave: Gifts
Douglas, Dave:
Gifts

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A new book of compositions and four interesting interpretations of Billy Strayhorn songs from trumpeter Dave Douglas' premier of a new quartet with tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and two members of the post-rock trio Son Lux — guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang — in a lyrically embraceable and sophisticated album dedicated to the gifts of life and music we all share.

Richards, Steph (w/ White / Takeishi / Cleaver / Jaffee) : Power Vibe
Richards, Steph (w/ White / Takeishi / Cleaver / Jaffee) :
Power Vibe

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Using a democratic compositional concept of cues that any of the musicians can employ to redirect all players into new structures, leading to exemplary improv from the core quintet of Steph Richards on trumpet & flugelhorn, Joshua White on piano, Stomu Takeishi on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drumset, plus Max Jaffe replacing Cleaver on drums & sensory electronics for one live track.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Volume 12 - The Bosch Requiem
Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Volume 12 - The Bosch Requiem

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Part of composer, saxophonist and organ improviser John Zorn's 70th birthday celebration, this 12th volume in his The Hermetic Organ series finds Zorn performing on the two organs at the Grote Kerk (Great Church) in Den Bosch, The Netherlands, first solo and then with John Medeski, in a tribute to the 15th century proto-Surrealist painter Hieronymus Bosch.

Symbolist (Flinn / Rodrigues / Carroll): The Age Of Bronze
Symbolist (Flinn / Rodrigues / Carroll):
The Age Of Bronze

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Sjostrom, Harri / Floros Floridis / Guilherme Rodrigues / Lawrence Casserley: Fields
Sjostrom, Harri / Floros Floridis / Guilherme Rodrigues / Lawrence Casserley:
Fields

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Two reeds, a cello and a signal processing instrument in this live electroacoustic improvisation session captured at Petersburg Art Space, in Berlin, Germany between cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, saxophonist Harri Sjostrom on soprano & sopranino using selected mutes, clarinetist Floris Floridis and electronic improvising legend Lawrence Casserley.

Schindler / Eriksson / Engl / Neuser: ImproX #1_Sound Poems to the Risk
Schindler / Eriksson / Engl / Neuser:
ImproX #1_Sound Poems to the Risk

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Quoting Danish painter & sculptor Asgar Jorn--"To get anywhere, one must choose one's mistakes. I chose experimental acts."--the quartet of Udo Schindler on alto sax, bass & double bass clarinets & cornet, Eric Zwang Eriksson on drums, Ardhi Engl on self-invented instruments and Nikolaus Neuser on trumpet, are heard live at Munich's FMZ for 3 masterfully risk-taking sound poems.

Rotor (Rodrigues / Torres / Santos): Impulses And Signals
Rotor (Rodrigues / Torres / Santos):
Impulses And Signals

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Johannes von Buttlar: Cosmic Collision
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Johannes von Buttlar:
Cosmic Collision

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Frequent collaborators Ernesto Rodrigues on viola & crackle box and Nuno Torres on alto saxophone join with Berlin percussionist Johannes von Buttlar, a member of the Altered Forms Trio who have collaborated with Fred Frith, Raymond McDonald, &c., for four "Cosmic Collisions", highly interactive improvisations with impressive inertia and extraordinary technique.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Johannes von Buttlar: Whispers And Reveries
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Johannes von Buttlar:
Whispers And Reveries

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The title an apt description of the furtive intercourse between these three Portuguese improvisors -- Ernesto Rodrigues on viola & crackle box (an electronic sound generator), Bruno Parrinha on bass clarinet & alto saxophone, Johannes von Buttlar on percussion -- recording in the studio for 10 improvisations of understated but highly detailed free improvisation.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Madeira / Taylor / Parrinha / Taubenfeld / Carmelo / Trinite: A Tale Unfolds
Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Madeira / Taylor / Parrinha / Taubenfeld / Carmelo / Trinite:
A Tale Unfolds

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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In four parts this primarily acoustic octet of Lisbon improvisers evolve a deceptive narrative of collective interaction, highly textured through rich combinations that emerge and subside throughout the natural development of their converstations; with Ernesto & Guilherme Rodriguez, João Madeira, Noel Taylor, Bruno Parrinha, Ziv Tuabenfeld, Guilherme Carmelo and Monsieur Trinite.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues: Intenso como o Mar
Rodrigues / Rodrigues:
Intenso como o Mar

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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With the nearly telepathic communication that only a father & son duo could have, Lisbon violist and Creative Sources label leader Ernesto Rodridgues and cellist Guilherme Rodrigues recorded these two string improvisations live at Cossoul in Lisbon during the "Esta Noite Improvisa-se", a melding of remarkable technique, concentration and profound expression.

Gestalder, Violaine : Furtive
Gestalder, Violaine :
Furtive

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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With an impressive resume in improvised and contemporary forms, French saxophonist Violaíne Gestalder presents three major conceptual works for multiple players, using studio layering to perform all parts herself on soprano sax, voice & effects, a comprehensive, yearning, powerful and often mysteriously beautiful album that draws on her skills as a composer, improviser and experimenter.

Garcia / Moimeme / Reviriego / Rodrigues / Santos: Mars Reveri
Garcia / Moimeme / Reviriego / Rodrigues / Santos:
Mars Reveri

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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An intense album of pyschedelic and subliminally detailed electroacoustic improvisation from the Portuguese quintet of Miguel A. Garcia on electronics, Abdul Moimeme on guitar & metals, Alex Reviriego on double bass, Ernesto Rodrigues on piano harp & viola and Carlos Santos on electronics, a powerful live set recorded in 2018 at Le Larraskito Kluba in Rekalde, Bilbao.

Feichtmair / Kolibri / Krist / Novotny / Proll / Winter / Winter: Adschi
Feichtmair / Kolibri / Krist / Novotny / Proll / Winter / Winter:
Adschi

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Eventless Plot: Structures
Eventless Plot:
Structures

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Three configurations of delicately detailed, reductionist electroacoustic improv from the Greek Eventless Plot trio of Vasilis Liolios (inside piano, e-bow piano, objects & psaltiri), Yiannis Tsirikoglou (objects, guitar, MAX/MSP) and Aris Giatas (piano), in one piece as a trio, then with guest Chris Cundy on bass clarinet, and a third with Louis Portal on percussion.

Binot, Loris / Violaine Gestalder : Loris Binot & Violaine Gestalder
Binot, Loris / Violaine Gestalder :
Loris Binot & Violaine Gestalder

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A contemplative and building collection of electroacoustic improvisations from French alto & soprano saxophonist Violaine Gestalder, augmenting her horn with effect pedals, and pianist Loris Binot, using preparations, magnetic bows and electronics to create sustained and percussive elements, recording in the CIM auditorium in Bal-Le-Duc, France for five rich and fascinating dialogs.

Bechegas, Carlos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos: Echoing The Chorus Of Life
Bechegas, Carlos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos:
Echoing The Chorus Of Life

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Lisbon contemporary flutist and improviser Carlos Bechegas, an associate of Carlos Zingaro and his electroacoustic trio, joins violist Ernesto Rodrigues and long-time collaborator Carlos Santos in a uniquely electronic, chamber-oriented, mysteriously crepuscular improvisation captured live at Casa do Comum, Lisbon, Portugal during the 2024 "SpectraLx" event.

Mitchell, Matt: Illimitable [2 CDs]
Mitchell, Matt:
Illimitable [2 CDs]

(Obliquity -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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"100% improvised, one take, no edits" from New York pianist Matt Mitchell's solo album in four extended improvisations of impressive detail and creative direction, eschewing any particular style while crossing many, Mitchell's technical skills making complex passages clear even when he names them as abstruse, an impressive accomplishment and an absorbing album of solo piano improv.

Johansson, Karin / Lisen Rylander Love: Arter [VINYL]
Johansson, Karin / Lisen Rylander Love:
Arter [VINYL]

(Havtorn Records -- Sweden )


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The Swedish title translating to "Species", the contemplatively elegant interactions between pianist Karin Johansson and tenor saxophonist Lisen Rylander are named for extinct species of animals and plants, as the two improvise over the loss of species that disappear from the earth every year, their wistful music augmented through preparations, kalimbas, live electronics and percussion.

Gibson, Yedo: Conic Tube
Gibson, Yedo:
Conic Tube

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Born in São Paulo, Brazil and working in Amsterdam and Lisbon, and also part of the London Improvisers Orchestra, Yedo Gibson unleashes an album of solo improvisation on the soprano and tenor saxophones, his "conic tubes" which he uses to express the potential to change environment and energy through technically impressive, expressive playing.

Reich, Maria: Interdependenzen
Reich, Maria:
Interdependenzen

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Nine investigations on the violin and two on the viola from Berlin composer and improviser Maria I.J. Reich, developed during research into solo improvisation, yielding a unique set of timbres, textures and impetus between the musician and the body & bow of the instrument, influenced by the different locations recorded at and presented as captured; a truly fascinating exploration.

Warpeha, Zosha : Silver Dawn
Warpeha, Zosha :
Silver Dawn

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A beautifully contemplative collection of vignettes performed on solo Hardanger d'amore, a sympathetic-stringed relative of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, from Brooklyn improviser and composer Zosha Warpeha, in 13 works of thoughtfully spacious playing utilizing the resonance and rich texture of the Hardanger fiddle, seemingly suspending time despite beguiling momentum.

Chefkirk: Giant Size
Chefkirk:
Giant Size

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Eight distinctive works for electronics and sound from the alter ego of Roger H. Smith, using noise, percussive elements and unusual synthetics, layered around static and arpeggiated rhythms and punctuated with strange asides, the works run from 3:14 to 18:37 and were developed over a year and half; an excellent introduction to the sonic diversity Chefkirk revels in.

Midnight Only (RJ Myato / Jabe Ledoux): Midnight Only
Midnight Only (RJ Myato / Jabe Ledoux):
Midnight Only

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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An album of dense electronics, drums and gongs from Vermont drummer and experimenter Jabe Ledoux, aka Jo Bled, and Pittsburgh noise artist RJ Myato, co-founder of NNN Coalition and curator of Enforced Existence label, in three works from assertive jumbles of sound, to buzzy drones with muted percussion and ending with an ocean of blurred and swooping harmonics.

Guy, Barry / Ken Vandermark: Occasional Poems [2 CDs]
Guy, Barry / Ken Vandermark:
Occasional Poems [2 CDs]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $20.95    




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"For British bassist Barry Guy the concert that produced this fine double disc package occurred at the end of a four day intensive residency in Krakow culminating in the premier of an ambitious new work by his Blue Shroud Band. While fo...

Vicens, Gabriel: Mural
Vicens, Gabriel:
Mural

(Stradavarius -- Italy )


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Reflecting on the slow decay of Roman and Egyptian murals, New York City-based, Puerto Rican-born composer, guitarist, visual artist and No Base Trio member, Gabriel Vicéns, presents a collection of chamber works including two piano trios, a wind quintet performed by Nu Quintet, cello & violin and violin & piano duos, a solo piano work, and a sextet conducted by David Bloom.

Leap Of Faith: Cyclic Models
Leap Of Faith:
Cyclic Models

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A larger ensemble for the Boston-area collective Leap of Faith of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, here extended with two horns, three strings, and drums including Cecil Taylor bassist Albey OnBass, plus John Fugarino on trumpets & brass, Tor Snyder on guitar and Eric Rosenthal on drums & percussion.

Leap Of Faith: Radiation Patterns
Leap Of Faith:
Radiation Patterns

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The core duet of the Boston collective Leap of Faith Orchestra comprised of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, double reeds & flutes and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, are joined by bassist Albey onBass, drummer Eric Rosenthal, guitarist Tor Snyder and brass player John Fugarino, making a strong sextet with a powerful string section in this extended improvisation.

Simulacrum: Archetypes
Simulacrum:
Archetypes

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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One of the more electronic/ea ensembles from the Boston area collective led by David Peck, Simulacrum is an offshoot of Metal Chaos Ensemble, the core being Peck on reeds, percussion & electronics, Eric Wood on analog synth and Bob Moores on space trumpet & guitar, joined by Michael Caglianone (sax), Faruq Hassan (sampler), and Michael Knoblach (percussion).

Carey, Kirsten / Aaron Edgcomb: Mature Defense Mechanism
Carey, Kirsten / Aaron Edgcomb:
Mature Defense Mechanism

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Known best for the guitar work on clipping's Rick and Morty song "Stab Him in the Throat", Chicago guitarist Kirsten Carey joins with drummer Aaron Edgcomb (Trigger) for this set of mischievous improvised experiments that explore the relationships between rock, jazz and experimental sound through eleven assertive dialogs of quirky, skronky, and inspired playing.

Space (Ullen / Bergman / Lund): Embrace the Space
Space (Ullen / Bergman / Lund):
Embrace the Space

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A startlingly exciting album of piano trio jazz from three creative innovators, in the followup to the 2022 debut of the Swedish Space Trio of Lisa Ullen on piano, Elsa Bergman on double bass and Anna Lund on drums, recording in the studio for eight collective improvisations of extremely well matched, highly interactive and exhilarating modern improv.

Dorham, Kenny: Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia To Matador - Revisited
Dorham, Kenny:
Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia To Matador - Revisited

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


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Revisiting and remastering two essential albums from New York hard bop trumpeter Kenny Dorham, a tremendous musican who died much too young but left a legacy of 20 albums as a leader, here in his 1956 Blue Note album in a sextet that included Bobby Timmons and Kenny Burrell, and his 1963 United Artists Jazz album in a quintet with Jackie McLean, Bobby Timmons, Teddy Smith and JC. Moses.

Ensemble 5 (Geisser / Blumer / Staub / Morgenthaler / Dell): The Human Factor
Ensemble 5 (Geisser / Blumer / Staub / Morgenthaler / Dell):
The Human Factor

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


Price: $18.95    




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The long-running quartet of percussionist Heinz Geisser, bassist Fridolin Blumer, pianist Reto Staub and trombonist Robert Morgenthaler have for years extended their 4-tet with a 5th guest, here asking vibraphonist Christopher Dell to join them in the studio after a successful live performance in the spring of 2022, capturing this spectacular, wide-ranging example of collective improvisation.

Adena Quartet ( Kazuhisa Uchihashi / Keisuk Ohta / Shinobu Kawai / Akira Sotoyama): Adena Quartet
Adena Quartet ( Kazuhisa Uchihashi / Keisuk Ohta / Shinobu Kawai / Akira Sotoyama):
Adena Quartet

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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The first album from the Japanese improvising quartet of electric guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi (Altered States), cross-media violinist Keisuke Ohta, bassist Shinobu Kawai (Yoshihide Otomo Special Big Band, Akira Sakata) and drummer Akira Sotoyama (Tipographica, Koichi Matsukaze Quartet), in three avant jazz improvisations captured live at Knuttel House in Tokyo.

Ambarchi, Oren / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werliin: Ghosted II [VINYL]
Ambarchi, Oren / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werliin:
Ghosted II [VINYL]

(Drag City -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Driven by compelling rhythms and subtle interactions that wind around them, the trio of guitarist Oren Ambarchi, bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Andreas Werliin expand their Ghosted concept in this second album, four diverse pieces fusing "funk-jazz heads, polyrhythmic skeletons, ambient pastorals, post-kraut drones and shimmering soundtrack reveries".

Braxton, Anthony Saxophone Quartet: Sax QT (Lorraine) 2022 [4 CDs]
Braxton, Anthony Saxophone Quartet:
Sax QT (Lorraine) 2022 [4 CDs]

(I Dischi di Angelica -- Italy )


Price: $97.95    




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A complement to the New Braxton House Lorraine box, these live performances of Anthony Braxton's Lorraine system are performed in four European cities by Braxton himself on alto, soprano & sopranino saxophones, James Fei on sopranino & alto saxophones, Chris Jonas on alto & tenor saxophonse, Ingrid Laubrock on soprano & tenor saxophones, and Andre Vida on baritone, tenor and soprano saxophones.

Drake, Bob: The Room In The Tower
Drake, Bob:
The Room In The Tower

(Crumbling Tones -- UK )


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A great set of 11 succinct songs and instrumentals from multi-instrumentalist, prog icon Bob Drake of Thinking Plague, The Science Group, VRIL, and Peter Blegvad fame, vignettes that play with pop formats in insidious ways around recurring Drake themes including a Planet of Dogs, three rustic tales, and a perturbing room in the tower, all noted in a colored foldout poster with lyrics.

Elephant9 : Mythical River
Elephant9 :
Mythical River

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


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Wearing the cloak of 60's pyschedelic organ trios modernized in approach and maturity, this is the 8th album from the Swedish improvising, prog-oriented rock band Elephant9, presenting six new compositions from keyboardist Stale Storlokken (Supersilent, Hedvig Mollestad Weejuns) performed with Nikolai Haengsle on electric bass and Torstein Lofthus on drums.

Mcphee, Joe / Ken Vandermark: Musings of a Bahamian Son: Poems and Other Words
Mcphee, Joe / Ken Vandermark:
Musings of a Bahamian Son: Poems and Other Words

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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27 concise poems written and read by saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee, punctuated by 9 musical interludes between McPhee on soprano sax and Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark on clarinet and bass, fortifying McPhee's captivating words that mix life observations among jazz references to Dolphy, Monk, Brötzmann, Coleman, &c.; a truly embraceable "book" of poetry.

MNHRS (Mikawa / Numata / Nishimura / Fujikake): MNHRS
MNHRS (Mikawa / Numata / Nishimura / Fujikake):
MNHRS

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )


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A burning album of improvised rock and noise with members from Incapacitants, Keiji Haino + Masataka Fujikake Duo, Zeni Geva, &c., part of a free improv series organized by Doubtmusic and recorded at Tokyo's Knuttle House in 2023, from the quartet of Toshiji Mikawa on electronics, Jun Numata on guitar& electronics, Yusuke Nishimura on bass and Masataka Fujikake on drums.

Prevost, Eddie: Loci Of Change
Prevost, Eddie:
Loci Of Change

(Matchless -- UK )


Price: $17.95    




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First ever solo percussion release by the founding member of AMM, recorded in 1996. "Such complex layering is a characteristic of AMM music and it is to AMM music that the most immediate comparisons must be made. The 'landscape' pieces ...

Schmid, Silvan / Tom Wheatley / Eddie Prevost: The Wandering One - High Laver Levitation Volume 2
Schmid, Silvan / Tom Wheatley / Eddie Prevost:
The Wandering One - High Laver Levitation Volume 2

(Matchless -- UK )


Price: $17.95    




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A live recording of freely improvised improv captured at All Hallows Church in High Laver, Essex in 2023 from the trio of AMM drummer and Matchless label-leader Eddie Prévost, Zürich and Maastricht trumpeter Silvan Shmid, and London double bassist Tom Wheatley of the group Widdershins, heard in three investigative conversations of great creative drive.

Shipp Trio, Matthew (Shipp / Bisio / Baker): New Concepts in Piano Trio Jazz
Shipp Trio, Matthew (Shipp / Bisio / Baker):
New Concepts in Piano Trio Jazz

(ESP -- USA )


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The evolution of NY pianist Matthew Shipp's trio with bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Newman Taylor Baker reaches new heights in this implicitly lyrical album of spontaneous collective playing, eight improvisations warmly captured in the Park West Studios, showing the deep connection that years of collaboration brings to their thoughtfully astute and imaginative playing.

STHLM svaga: Plays Carter, Plays Mitchell, Plays Shepp
STHLM svaga:
Plays Carter, Plays Mitchell, Plays Shepp

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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The Swedish free jazz septet STHLM svaga work at the liminal edges of delicate improvisation and song, for this album commissioning works from Archie Shepp, Ron Carter and Roscoe Mitchell, Carter traveling to Stockholm to provide guidance on his composition "Desert Lament"; the band also performs Coltrane's "Jupiter" and Per Henrik Wallin's piece "Winter Rhapsody".

Tamura, Natsuki / Jim Black: NatJim
Tamura, Natsuki / Jim Black:
NatJim

(Libra -- Japan )


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Right out of the gate one feels the energy and excitement between Japanese trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and NY drummer Jim Black, each pushing the other through strong instrumental character and outrageous technique over nine Tamura compositions recorded in the studio in Switzerland, their first recording in 25 years since their 1999 Buzz Records album White and Blue.

Ulher, Birgit: Split Friction - Audiovisual Works [BOOK]
Ulher, Birgit:
Split Friction - Audiovisual Works [BOOK]

(Private -- Germany )


Price: $34.95    




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Published on the occasion of Birgit Ulher's exhibition Split Friction at Errant Sound in Berlin from November 24-26, 2023, an interdisciplinary project spanning the intersection between exhibition, video, performance, concert and sound installation, documented in this 96 page full-color book with images from the installation, graphic scores, and essays in English & German.

Yoshida, Ryuichi: Sakai
Yoshida, Ryuichi:
Sakai

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )


Price: $15.95    




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Known for his band Blacksheep, along with Gatos Meeting, OKHP, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo, The Silence, and Missing Link, &c., Japanese baritone saxophonist steps out solo for twelve works — eight improvisations and four compositions — blurring the line between approaches, executed with Yoshida's rich tone, multiphonic accents, and powerful sonic pressure on the big reed.

Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom: (un) natural
Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom:
(un) natural

(Roeba -- USA )


Price: $10.95    




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The first meeting between two improvisers also versed in contemporary and avant music - guitarist Barry Chabala and clarinetist and accordionist Claray Byom - recording live at The Jean Cocteau Cinema, in Santa Fe, New Mexico as part of the Sandbox Music Series, for five freely improvised works that include radio, objects, iPhone and toys as part of their expansive dialogs.

Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / David Forlano: Morning Music
Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / David Forlano:
Morning Music

(Roeba -- USA )


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The second studio session for the freely improvising electroacoustic trio of Clara Byom, a contemporary classical and improvising clarinetist and accordionist, improvising guitarist Barry Chabala on acoustic, and multi-disciplinary artist David Forlano on electronics, in 11 succinct works to accompany a beautifully unconventional morning of open-ended conversations.

Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / Muni Kulasinghe: Kit & Caboodle
Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / Muni Kulasinghe:
Kit & Caboodle

(Roeba -- USA )


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The collaboration between guitarist Barry Chabala and Clara Byom on clarinets and accordion is expanded through Chabala's audio samples and Byom's use of objects, as they join in a trio with Albuquerque violinist Muni Kulasinghe, also performing on objects, for seven distinctive, spaciously paced improvisations recorded live at The Sitting Room in Albuquerque, NM.

Leon, David: Bird's Eye
Leon, David:
Bird's Eye

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


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An exotic album of improvised music with a wide focus, founded in saxophonist David Leon's interest in Afrocuban folkloric music, expanded through DoYeon Kim's gayagum, a traditional 12-string Korean zither, and punctuated with the exploratory drumming, percussion and glockenspiel of Lesley Mok; assertively unpredictable and continuously intriguing improv.

Dunston, Nick: Colla Voce
Dunston, Nick:
Colla Voce

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


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A wild "Afro-Surrealist Anti-Opera" from composer & bassist Nick Dunston, performed with an ensemble of string players (including JACK Quartet) and vocalists, in a gripping hybrid of acoustic and electronic music, using the studio for post-processing to create Dunston's self-described "warped narrative", an understatement for this incredibly passionate, surreal and absolutely impressive work.

Bertel, Maria: Monophonic
Bertel, Maria:
Monophonic

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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"Monophonic is the name of the new album by Maria Bertel. As the title hints the album is a study of music played with 'one voice'. The amplification of the trombone mimics the effect of a magnifying glass, that let otherwise inaudible ...

Braxton, Anthony: Solo Bern 1984 First Visit
Braxton, Anthony:
Solo Bern 1984 First Visit

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


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Thirteen years after his breakthrough solo saxophone album For Alto, Anthony Braxton is heard in an inventive solo concert on the same instrument, performing at the Altes Schlachthaus Theatre in Bern, Switzerland for a set of original numbered compositions, the standards "Alone Together" and "I Remember You", and two Coltrane pieces: "Giant Steps" and "Naima".

Deupree, Jerome / Joe Morris  / Matthew Shipp: Travelogue
Deupree, Jerome / Joe Morris / Matthew Shipp:
Travelogue

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


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"Legendary pianist Matthew Shipp, one of the greatest improvisers Joe Morris and fantastic drummer Jerome Deupree known from iconic band MORPHINE together!!!!!!!!!!"-Fundacja Sluchaj

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