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  June 2024
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Gratkowski / Uchihashi / Heather / Sundland: Frank Gratkowski's Entrainment
Gratkowski / Uchihashi / Heather / Sundland:
Frank Gratkowski's Entrainment

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


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A stunningly powerful quartet of electric jazz captured live at the 2022 Freejazz Festival in Saarbrucken, Germany between German alto saxophonist Frank Gratkowski (Skein), Japanese guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi (Ground Zero, Altered States), electric bassist Dan Peter Sundland and drummer Steve Heather, performing four assertive, charged and cathartic collective improvisations.

Shipp, Matthew: The Data [2 CDs]
Shipp, Matthew:
The Data [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


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Recording in the Merkin Concert Hall on a Steinway Grand Piano, New York pianist Matthew Shipp's seventeen numbered tracks of "The Data" takes listeners through a virtual history of jazz and contemporary improvisation, from beautifully lyrical moments to rapidly complex matrices of expression, balancing his approaches into an absorbing and rewarding album.

Kahn, Jason / Ulrich Krieger: Eternal City
Kahn, Jason / Ulrich Krieger:
Eternal City

(Editions -- Switzerland )


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Eccentric and engrossing electroacoustic improvisation between Jason Kahn on electronics and Ulrich Krieger using his "acoustic electronic" reed setup, performing on tenor saxophone, contrabass clarinet, and the 15th century double reed crumhorn, processed through his amplification system to create exotic textures and expressions; a truly unique set of dialogs.

Kahn, Jason / Alice Hui-Sheng Chang: I Smile When The Sound Is Singing Through The Space
Kahn, Jason / Alice Hui-Sheng Chang:
I Smile When The Sound Is Singing Through The Space

(Editions -- Switzerland )


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The second album from Swiss improviser Jason Kahn and Taiwanese experimental vocalist Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, in eight pieces of free vocal improvisation recorded during Jason Kahn's one-month artist residency in September 2023 at Ting Shuo Hear Say in Tainan, Taiwan, an unusual collaboration of idiosyncratic interactions using a wide spectrum of vocal techniques.

Gantar, Miha: New York City [5 CDs]
Gantar, Miha:
New York City [5 CDs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The 3rd box set from Slovenian pianist & composer residing in Amsterdam, Miha Gantar, in five CDs collaborating with NYC improvisors and contemporary players performing Gantar compositions and collective improv, in configurations from a quintet, two trios including one with bassist John Hebert & drummer Eric McPherson, a duo with tenor saxophonist Zoh Amba, ending with Gantar solo.

Nabatov, Simon Quartet feat. Ralph Alessi: Lovely Music
Nabatov, Simon Quartet feat. Ralph Alessi:
Lovely Music

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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"Lovely" but also free to take some wild asides, Russian-American pianist Simon Nabatov's quintet with trumpeter Ralph Allessi, saxophonist Sebastian Gille, bassist David Helm and drummer Leif Berger pivots around melodic cores from Nabatov's alluring compositions as he explores themes of love, refraining from cloying approaches through sophisticated and often edgy direction for his players.

Sery, Christelle / Jerome Descamps: Te Ti'ama
Sery, Christelle / Jerome Descamps:
Te Ti'ama

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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"Enigmatic and deeply emblematic, a sensitive dialogue unbound by predetermined roles, Te Ti'ama announces the opportune arrival of an exciting new duo defining an undocumented path in guitar-trombone dynamics. While taking obvious inspi...

Lewis, James Brandon  Quartet: Molecular Systematic Music: Live [2 CDs]
Lewis, James Brandon Quartet:
Molecular Systematic Music: Live [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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The first live recordings from 2021 in Switzerland of NY saxophonist James Brandon Lewis' Molecular concept of composition, inspired by molecular biology and yielding lyrical and sophisticated structures for his players, heard in nine compositions performed with the exemplary quartet of Brad Jones on bass, Chad Taylor on drums, Aruán Ortiz on piano and Lewis on tenor sax.

Houle / Gentile / Hawkins: Fatrasies
Houle / Gentile / Hawkins:
Fatrasies

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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The transatlantic trio of UK pianist Alexander Hawkins, NY drummer Kate Gentile and Canadian reedist Francois Houle are heard in four masterful spontaneous improvisations in their live performance at the 39th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Houle performing on clarinets (sometimes two at a time) including the early, deep-note basset clarinet.

Leap Of Faith: Scrying
Leap Of Faith:
Scrying

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Deploying David Peck's broad palette concept facilitating radical transformations and varied sonorities through the length of their extended performance in this 2023 recording from the Boson collective core band, with Glyis Lomon on cello & aquasonic Michael Caglianone on winds & reeds, Albey onBass on bass, Michael Knoblach on chimes & objects.

Turbulence Orchestra: Jet Stream
Turbulence Orchestra:
Jet Stream

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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One of the largest ensembles in the Boston collective roster, this exotic Turbulence Orchestra set is orchestrated with 4 brass horns--Bob Moores, Eric Dahlman & John Fugarino on trumpets, Duane Reed on double bell euphonium; two winds--David Peck on clarinets, saxophones & flute and Dennis Livingston on flute & recorders-- plus the rhythm section of Scott Samenfeld on bass & Michael Knoblach on drums.

Rempis, Dave / Tashi Dorji Duo: Gnash
Rempis, Dave / Tashi Dorji Duo:
Gnash

(Aerophonic -- USA )


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Beginning their tours as a duo in 2017 and expanded into the trio Kuzu, Bhutanese improvising guitarist Tashi Dorji and Chicago saxophone improviser Dave Rempis recorded these four exotically powerful dialogs after their 2023 tour, performing at The Sugar Maple, in Milwaukee, Rempis on multiple saxophones including the soprano that the late Mars Williams gifted to him.

Ahmed (Thomas / Grip / Gerbal / Wright): Wood Blues [VINYL 2 LPs]
Ahmed (Thomas / Grip / Gerbal / Wright):
Wood Blues [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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"This album: It swings, hard. As a guaranteed reference I got myself a copy of Count Basie's Atomic, and after careful consideration, I think Would / Wood / Oud Blues can be said to rate as highly as Atomic on the Bassie Swing Metric, w...

Davis, Caroline / Wendy Eisenberg: Accept When [VINYL]
Davis, Caroline / Wendy Eisenberg:
Accept When [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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"We wrote "Accept When" between 2022 and 2023, after a long, beautiful period improvising together intimately in the safety of a friend's practice space. Our friendship, the quality of attention that colored the light of that and all our...

Pavone, Jessica: Reverse Bloom
Pavone, Jessica:
Reverse Bloom

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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"On the evening of July 13th, 2023, I trekked up to Arnold Hall for a very special performance at The Stone. I sat in the front row and took out my notebook then turned to my right and looked around the space. The dimly lit room buzzed w...

Davis, Anthony / Kyle Motl / Kjell Nordeson: Vertical Motion [VINYL]
Davis, Anthony / Kyle Motl / Kjell Nordeson:
Vertical Motion [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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"In 2018, I had the good fortune to organize a session with two absolute heroes of music: Anthony Davis, and Kjell Nordeson. I'd been playing with Kjell in various groups for a few years, and had been studying with Anthony at UC San Die...

Reed, Mike: The Separatist Party
Reed, Mike:
The Separatist Party

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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"Long before the pandemic, Reed had been thinking about isolation, haunted by a 2015 story in The New York Times about the death of a resident named George Bell, a hoarder who passed away at home, his body undiscovered for nearly a week...

Reed, Mike: The Separatist Party [VINYL]
Reed, Mike:
The Separatist Party [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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"Long before the pandemic, Reed had been thinking about isolation, haunted by a 2015 story in The New York Times about the death of a resident named George Bell, a hoarder who passed away at home, his body undiscovered for nearly a week...

Gargaud, Guillaume / Eero Savela: Syyspimee
Gargaud, Guillaume / Eero Savela:
Syyspimee

(Ramble Records -- Australia )


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"French guitarist, composer and improviser Guillaume Gargaud and Finnish trumpet player Eero Savela join forces again for SYYSPIMEE. SYYSPIMEE (the darkness of autumn in Finnish) follows the 2020 release 'Helsinki' and sees them continu...

Edwards, John / Emil Karlsen / Dominic Lash: Action Theory
Edwards, John / Emil Karlsen / Dominic Lash:
Action Theory

(Spoonhunt -- UK )


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Carter, Daniel / Matthew Putman / Federico Ughi: Stream of a Dream
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Putman / Federico Ughi:
Stream of a Dream

(577 Records -- USA )


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After participating together in many groups over more than a decade, this is the first time these three improvisers and core performers on the 577 label--Daniel Carter on saxophone, trumpet & clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano and Federico Ughi on drums--have come together as a trio, captured live at the 2024 Forward Festival in Brooklyn for three extended, dexterous conversations.




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