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Ayler Records


 
Akchote / Foussat / Turner: Acid Rain
Akchote / Foussat / Turner:
Acid Rain

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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A burning release mixing free improv and ea forms from the trio of Jean-Marc Foussat (analog Synth), Noel Akchote (guitar) and Roger Turner (drums), recorded in Poitiers at Le Confort Moderne during a recent European tour.

Anderson, Fred / Bankhead, Harrison: The Great Vision Concert
Anderson, Fred / Bankhead, Harrison:
The Great Vision Concert

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Barno / Grip / Lasserre: Snus
Barno / Grip / Lasserre:
Snus

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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A free trio bringing together Swedish improvisers Joel Grip and Niklas Barno with French drummer Didier Lasserre in an energetic and sophisticated set of recordings.

Bennani, Abdelhai Trio: There Starts the Future
Bennani, Abdelhai Trio:
There Starts the Future

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Moroccan tenor saxophonist in a trio with Benjamin Duboc & Edward Perraud, extended examinations on tracks of extended technique and expressive approaches to improv.

Carrier, Francois Trio + Bobo Stenson: Entrance 3
Carrier, Francois Trio + Bobo Stenson:
Entrance 3

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Canadian saxophonist Francois Carrier in a trio with bassist Pierre Cote and drummer Michel Lambert, plus pianist Bobo Stenson performing live at the 2002 Vancouver Jazz Festival.

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio + Joelle Leandre: Can You Smile?
Ceccaldi, Theo Trio + Joelle Leandre:
Can You Smile?

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Theo Ceccarelli expands his string trio from their Ayler debut album, "Carrousel", adding bassist and free vocalist Joelle Leandre to the group, yielding a new dimension to their rapidly expanding repertoire of rich, interactive improvisation.

Daniel, Sylvain / Gregoire Galichet / Matthieu Metzger: Killing Spree
Daniel, Sylvain / Gregoire Galichet / Matthieu Metzger:
Killing Spree

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Saxophonist Matthieu Metzger takes us on the dark side in a "Killing Spree" with electric bassist Sylvain Daniel and drummer Gregoire Galichet, 9 pieces of demanding improvisation that share a Naked City or Court of the Crimson King energy fueled by awesome technical prowess.

Drake, Hamid / Assif Tsahar: Live at Glenn Miller Cafe: Soul Bodies Volume 2
Drake, Hamid / Assif Tsahar:
Live at Glenn Miller Cafe: Soul Bodies Volume 2

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Duboc, Benjamin: Primare Cantus
Duboc, Benjamin:
Primare Cantus

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $43.95    




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A 3 CD set from bassist Benjamin Duboc: a solo disc of low register improv; plus 2 discs in duo and trio settings with Didier Lasserre, Sylvain Guerineau, Jean-Luc Petit, Pascal Battus, Sophie Agnel & Christian Pruvost.

Ducret, Marc: Tower-Bridge [2 CDs]
Ducret, Marc:
Tower-Bridge [2 CDs]

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $29.95    




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Guitarist Marc Ducret completes his "Tower" series with a 12-piece ensemble including all musicians from the 4 Tower volumes, includi> ng Tim Berne, Tom Rainey, Matthias Mahler, &c. in 2 CDs of two concerts from their 2012 tour; innovative and astoundingly great modern jazz.

Ducret, Marc: Tower, vol. 1
Ducret, Marc:
Tower, vol. 1

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Marc Ducret's Tower Project, music composed as a rendering of Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Ada", the first of 4 albums, here in a quintet with Kasper Tranberg, Matthias Mahler, Fred Gastard & Peter Bruun.

Ducret, Marc: Tower, vol. 2
Ducret, Marc:
Tower, vol. 2

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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The 2nd volume of guitarist Ducret's Tower project, an incredible quartet with saxophonist Tim Berne, violinist Dominique Pifarly and drummer Tom Rainey, complex and exultant, intertwining improv.

Ducret, Marc: Tower, Vol. 4
Ducret, Marc:
Tower, Vol. 4

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Marc Ducret's Tower series continues, skipping a beat as we jump from Vol 2. to Vol. 4, in this live solo acoustic guitar release from his 2012 Baltic tour, where he reassembles and builds bridges to offer a new vision of the Tower's cycle.

Electrics, The : Chain of Accidents
Electrics, The :
Chain of Accidents

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Electrics, The : Live at Glenn Miller Cafe
Electrics, The :
Live at Glenn Miller Cafe

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Exploding Customer: Live at Tampere Jazz Happening
Exploding Customer:
Live at Tampere Jazz Happening

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Exuberance: Live at Vision Festival
Exuberance:
Live at Vision Festival

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Fields, Scott & Jeffrey Lependorf: Everything is in the instructions
Fields, Scott & Jeffrey Lependorf:
Everything is in the instructions

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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The beautiful and introspective duo of guitarist Scott Fields and Jeffrey Lependorf, a certified master of the shakuhachi, performing new works for guitar and shakuhachi that combine written and improvised material, lovely and intelligent music.

Firehouse: Live at Glenn Miller Cafe
Firehouse:
Live at Glenn Miller Cafe

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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2007 release from the quintet of guitarist John Lindblom, reedist Fredrik Ljungkvist, trumpeter Magnus Broo, bassist Johan Berthling, and drummer Kjell Nordeson, performing live at Sweden's Glenn Miller Cafe.

Fish, The: Live at Olympic Cafe & Jazz a Mulhouse [2 CDs]
Fish, The:
Live at Olympic Cafe & Jazz a Mulhouse [2 CDs]

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $28.95    




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Flow Trio (Belogenis / Morris / Downs): Set Theory, Live at the Stone
Flow Trio (Belogenis / Morris / Downs):
Set Theory, Live at the Stone

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Live recordings from NYC's Stone of the trio of saxophonist Louie Belogenis, bassist Joe Morris, and drummer Charles Downs, excellent free-flowing jazz from three masterful players.

Gahnold Trio, Anders: Flowers For Johnny
Gahnold Trio, Anders:
Flowers For Johnny

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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Gayle Trio, Charles: Live at Glenn Miller Cafe
Gayle Trio, Charles:
Live at Glenn Miller Cafe

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Resurrection and Life
Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels:
Resurrection and Life

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Named for the miraculous recovery of drummer and AACM founder Alvin Fielder, who travelled to Dallas in 2010 to record with trumpeter Gonzalez and his sons bassist Aaron and vibraphonist Stefan, with Gaika James on trombone.

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Cape of Storms
Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels:
Cape of Storms

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Trumpeter Gonzalez's band with sons, bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer Stefan Gonzalez, joined by saxophonist Tim Green and legendary UK/South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo.

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Colorado at Clinton
Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels:
Colorado at Clinton

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Trumpeter & cornetist Dennis Gonzalez' Yells At Eels with sons Aaron Gonzalez on bass and Stefan Gonzalez on drums adds Aakash Mittal (Rudresh Mahanthappa, Ravish Momin) on alto sax for a dynamic studio release of Gonzalez and Mittal compositions.

Grimes, Henry Trio: Live at the Kerava Jazz Festival
Grimes, Henry Trio:
Live at the Kerava Jazz Festival

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Helary, Sylvaine : Spring Roll / Printemps [2 CDs]
Helary, Sylvaine :
Spring Roll / Printemps [2 CDs]

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $24.95    




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A hybrid of theater, music, sound poetry and political manifesto from Sylvaine Helary, focused on the "Arab Spring" in Egypt, using intertwining words and voices around the quartet performances of Hugues Mayot, Sylvain Lemetre, Antonin Rayon and Sylvaine Helary.

Lazro, Daunik : Some Other Zongs
Lazro, Daunik :
Some Other Zongs

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Ten years after his first solo release "Zong Book", baritone saxophonist Daunik Lazro delivers this collection of improvised solo pieces, recorded during the 2010 Europa Jazz Festival and in Paris' Saint-Merry church.

Leandre / Houle / Strid: Live at Sons D'Hiver
Leandre / Houle / Strid:
Live at Sons D'Hiver

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Spontaneous extraordinary compositions/improvisations by bassist Joelle Leandre, clarinetist Francois Houle and percussionist Raymond Strid from the annual Sons d'Hiver festival near Paris.

Lopes, Luis Humanization 4tet: Electricity
Lopes, Luis Humanization 4tet:
Electricity

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes joins forces again with Rodrigo Amado on tenor sax and Gonzalez brothers Aaron and Stefan on bass and drums for a muscular set where free jazz meets rock meets blues.

Metzger, Matthieu: SelfCooking
Metzger, Matthieu:
SelfCooking

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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A member of the French ONJ (Orchestre National de Jazz), saxophonist Metzger also works with a variety of real-time transformation music software; this is an excellent review of his compositions and his unique voice in modern improvisation.

Mezei, Szilard Wind Quartet: Innen
Mezei, Szilard Wind Quartet:
Innen

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Serbian viola-player/composer Szilard Mezei and his Wind Quartet return with a release that crosses contemporary chamber music, European folk-jazz and improvisation in magnificent ways.

Moondoc Tentet, Jemeel / Jus Grew Orchestra: Live at the Vision Festival 2001
Moondoc Tentet, Jemeel / Jus Grew Orchestra:
Live at the Vision Festival 2001

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Nuts (Duboc / Siddik / Oki / Lasserre / Sato): Symphony for Old and New Dimensions
Nuts (Duboc / Siddik / Oki / Lasserre / Sato):
Symphony for Old and New Dimensions

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Bassist Duboc's two part symphony with dual drummers and dual trumpeters is a journey that aims at the creative free improvisation of groups like the Art Ensemble, AACM, BAG, &c.

O'Leary / Friis-Nielsen / Pasborg: Stoj
O'Leary / Friis-Nielsen / Pasborg:
Stoj

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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High octane sessions from the trio of guitarist Mark O'Leary, bassist Peter Friis-Nielsen, and drummer Stefan Pasborg playing free in the studio in Copenhagen.

Return Of The New Thing: Traque
Return Of The New Thing:
Traque

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Live recordings in France from the Festival Jazz at Mulhouse in France, 2000 from the quartet of Dan Warburton, Francois Fuchs, Jean-Luc Guionnet, and Edward Perraud.

Surd (Stackenas / Nordstrom / Augustson / Stronen): Live at Glenn Miller Cafe
Surd (Stackenas / Nordstrom / Augustson / Stronen):
Live at Glenn Miller Cafe

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Ulander, Lars-Goran Trio: Live at Glenn Miller Cafe
Ulander, Lars-Goran Trio:
Live at Glenn Miller Cafe

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Wallin, Per Henrik Trio: The Stockholm Tapes
Wallin, Per Henrik Trio:
The Stockholm Tapes

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Zed Trio: Lost Transitions
Zed Trio:
Lost Transitions

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Frenetic, intense, pyrotechnic free jazz including a "Zed Leppelin Crash Test" from the trio of saxophonist Heddy Boubaker, electric guitarist David Lataillade, and drummer Frederic Vaudaux.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur
Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Other Dimensions in Music featuring Fay Victor: Kaiso Stories
Other Dimensions in Music featuring Fay Victor:
Kaiso Stories

(Silkheart -- Sweden )


Price: $16.95    




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Other Dimension with Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, William Parker, & Charles Downs, plus vocalist Fay Victor for an album influenced by Kaiso, a music of African and Spanish colonial influences.

Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire: Quaturo Machaut
Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire:
Quaturo Machaut

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Taking their name from composer Guillaume de Machaut, Quentin Biardeau directs his saxophone quartet as they reinterpret his 1365 polyphonic mass "Messe de Nostre Dame", using the resonance of the the Abbey of Noirlac, France to enhance these beautifully paced compositions.

Murcia, Sarah: Never Mind The Future
Murcia, Sarah:
Never Mind The Future

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Revisiting Sex Pistols' "Never Mind the Bollocks" in a band with Benoit Delbecq on piano, Gilles Coronado on guitar, Olivier Py on sax, Franck Vaillant on drums, and Sarah Murcia on bass, splitting the vocals with Mark Tompkins in a unique take on a punk classic.

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio, Trio + Joelle Leandre: Carrousel -and- Can You Smile
Ceccaldi, Theo Trio, Trio + Joelle Leandre:
Carrousel -and- Can You Smile

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $21.95    




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Two albums together. "Carrousel": The Paris based Theo Ceccaldi Trio crosses improv with chamber music in a string trio of lyrical, subtle and advanced improvisation. "Can You Smile": Ceccarelli expands his trio with bassist/free vocalist Joelle Leandre for rich, interactive improvisation.

Leandre, Joelle 10: Can You Hear Me?
Leandre, Joelle 10:
Can You Hear Me?

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Known mostly as a masterful improviser, this 2015 live performance of her 2009 work for a tenet crosses compositional and improvisation boundaries, reflecting on her 40 year career while bringing out new subtleties from its original release, here with a superb set of performers.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]
Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Lazro, Daunik / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Didier Lasserre: Garden(s)
Lazro, Daunik / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Didier Lasserre:
Garden(s)

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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The trio of Daunik Lazro on baritone and tenor saxophone, Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet & flugelhorn and Didier Lasserre on drums, alternate jazz standards from Duke Ellington (Sophisticated Lady; Hop Head), John Coltrane (Lonnie's Lament), Albert Ayler (Angels), with original compositions and the 3-part "Garden", all in the varied traditions of jazz.

Grimal, Alexandra / Benjamin Duboc / Valentin Ceccaldi: Bambu
Grimal, Alexandra / Benjamin Duboc / Valentin Ceccaldi:
Bambu

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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An unusual and captivating work from the trio of saxophonist Alexandra Grimal, double bassist Benjaim Duboc, and cellist Valentin Ceccaldi, leading their album with tracks from "Respirer l'ombre" by Giuseppe Penone "spontaneously used without permission but with great admiration," leading to powerful and unpredictable directions in free improvisation; excellent.

Metheny, Pat: Tap: The Book Of Angels Vol. 20
Metheny, Pat:
Tap: The Book Of Angels Vol. 20

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The 20th volume of the Book of Angels series is led by virtuoso guitarist Pet Metheny as he creatively plays John Zorn's compositions with a large assortment of instruments and electronics.

Zingaro, Carlos Alves / Jean Luc Cappozzo / Jerome Bourdellon / Nicolas Lelievre: Live At Total Meet
Zingaro, Carlos Alves / Jean Luc Cappozzo / Jerome Bourdellon / Nicolas Lelievre:
Live At Total Meeting

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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A quartet of thoroughly modern and innovative improvisers - violinist Carlos Alves "Zingaro", trumpeter Jean Luc Cappozzo, flutist and bass clarinetist Jerome Bourdellon, and percussionist Nicolas Lelievre - performing at "Live At Total Meeting", 2010.

Hein, Nicola L. / Mia Zabelka : The Honey Pump
Hein, Nicola L. / Mia Zabelka :
The Honey Pump

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Instant compositions on from Nicola L. Hein on guitar and Mia Zabelka on violin, both versed in soundscape and sonic sculptures, using extended techniques to create dense but dynamic sonic landscapes with significant room for silence.

Barno, Niklas / Joel Grip / Didier Lasserre: Can't Stop Snusing
Barno, Niklas / Joel Grip / Didier Lasserre:
Can't Stop Snusing

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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The Snus trio of Niklas Barno (trumpet), Joel Grip (bass) and Didier Lasserre (drums) return for their second album, an addictive mix of free jazz and free improv, subtle to skronking music of great beauty and power.

Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller: Air Prints
Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller:
Air Prints

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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The duo of Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet, horns and objects, and Geraldine Keller on voice flute & objects in an album of tones and tongues, an unusual set of adventurous free improvisation.

Zinman, Eric & Laurence Cook: Double Action
Zinman, Eric & Laurence Cook:
Double Action

(Ayler -- France )


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Part of Ayler's Guerilla Series, percussionist Laurence Cook and keyboardist Eric Zinman in an album of textural duos developed over a year while working with the Yamaha CP300 stage keyboard.

Merce, Sergio: Microtonal Saxophone
Merce, Sergio:
Microtonal Saxophone

(Potlatch -- France )


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Using an alto saxophone where the original mechanisms have been replaced with water, gas & compressed air taps, saxophonist Sergio Merce can microtonally move the tuning of any note and create multiphonics, allowing him to play several sonic layers while using circular breathing.

Barbares (Bopp / Foussat / Petit / Sato): Debris d'orgueil
Barbares (Bopp / Foussat / Petit / Sato):
Debris d'orgueil

(Fou Records -- France )


Price: $13.95    




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Two live recordings at Theatre au Clain, in Poitiers, France and at le Bistrot, in Bayonne, from the free improvising quartet of Christiane Bopp on trombone, Jean-Marc Foussat on synth & voice, Jean-Luc Petit on bass clarinet and sopranino sax, and Makoto Sato on drums, for submersive interchanges blending electronics and acoustics in remarkable ways.

Murayama, Seijiro: Broken Iteration [2 CDs]
Murayama, Seijiro:
Broken Iteration [2 CDs]

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


Price: $14.95    




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A 2-CD release from Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama, performing solo on "objects" which combines clearly percussive objects and other electroacoustic items of obscure origin, creating active, rich and curious sonic environments that envelop the listener.

Cappozzo / Perraud: Suspension
Cappozzo / Perraud:
Suspension

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Drummer Cappozzo and trumpeter Perraud met at Tours "La Chapelle at St. Anne" in 2009 to record this strong album of extended improvisation merging conventional and extended techniques.

Bruun's, Peter All Too Human (w/ Tranberg / Ducret / Toldam): Vernacular Avant-garde
Bruun's, Peter All Too Human (w/ Tranberg / Ducret / Toldam):
Vernacular Avant-garde

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Copenhagen drummer Peter Bruun leads a band with guitarist Marc Ducret, trumpeter Kasper Tranberg and synth player Simon Toldam, and upbeat electric free jazz album of powerful intent and compelling compositions performing melodic and insightful compositions, the band well acquainted from work on Ducret's own albums and with Samuel Blaser; recommended.

Monniot, Christophe & Grand Orchestre du Tricot: Jericho Sinfonia
Monniot, Christophe & Grand Orchestre du Tricot:
Jericho Sinfonia

(Ayler -- France )


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A unique ensemble performing a long-form composition by French saxophonist Christophe Monniot with the 12-piece Grand Orchestre du Tricot, 12 movements that are punctuated by layered spoken words, a subtle and sophisticated work realized with performers including Roberto Negro, Florian Satche, Quentin Biardeau, Jean-Baptiste Lacou, &c.

Caloia, Nicolas  : Les Bonnes Histoires
Caloia, Nicolas :
Les Bonnes Histoires

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Bridging contemporary and improvised music, Montreal double bassist Nicolas Caloia wrote these pieces for textured and impossible rhythms; blending pieces by Nancarrow and Grand Master Flash; and manipulating poems by Genevieve Letarte; with supporting improv from Jean Derome & Lori Freedman.

XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot): Pah'
XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot):
Pah'

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )


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The duo of Paul Abbot on drum kits, percussion & computer, and Seymour Wright on alto saxophone and feedback, in a massive edge-of-your seat live recording from London's Cafe Oto in 2015, a mix of brutal and beautiful playing with unexpected and surprising twists.

Leandre, Joelle / Marc Ducret: Chez Helene
Leandre, Joelle / Marc Ducret:
Chez Helene

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Jean-Marc Foussat recorded the French improvising duo of electric guitairst Marc Ducret and double bassist Joelle Leandre at 19PaulFort in May, 2018, the title drawn from a poem by Edgar Allen Poe, as the two trade acoustic and electric string approaches in a sophisticated dialog of exceptional technique and inventive approaches; superb.

Ikui Doki (Bernado / Mayot / Rinaudo): Ikui Doki
Ikui Doki (Bernado / Mayot / Rinaudo):
Ikui Doki

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Winners of the Jazz Migration and tour JMF 2018, the chamber jazz trio of Sophie Bernado (bassoon), Hugues Mayot (saxophone & clarinet) and Rafaelle Rinaudo (harp & effects) share their passion for creative music that embraces composition and improvisation, springboarding off composers like Debussy while transferring warmth and vision into free jazz; magnificent.

Killing Spree (Metzger / Daniel / Galichet): Boko Boko Tour
Killing Spree (Metzger / Daniel / Galichet):
Boko Boko Tour

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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A heavy album merging free improvisation, blues and rock forms from the French Killing Spree trio of Matthieu Metzger on alto saxophone & electronics, Sylvain Daniel on electric bass & effects, and Gregoire Galichet on drums, living up to the band name in dark malice captured live at Club Soto in Kyoto, Japan during their 2018 Japanese tour; vengeful.

Ikue Mori/Mark Nauseef/Evan Parker/ Bill Laswell: Near Nadir
Ikue Mori/Mark Nauseef/Evan Parker/ Bill Laswell:
Near Nadir

(Tzadik -- USA )


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An historic meeting of four legendary improvisers, recording at Evan Parker's favorite Whistable church, and in New York City; mindblowing electro-acoustic improvisation.

Ducret, Marc: Lady M
Ducret, Marc:
Lady M

(Illusions -- France )


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Taking on one of Shakespeare's most famous and frightening female characters, Lady Macbeth, in an 11-piece ensemble that include luminaries Liudas Mockunas, Samuel Blaser, and French guitarist Marc Ducret himself, using operatic form to focus his compositions on the emotional depth of his character, blending composed, improvised and sonic material into an exciting and unsettling work, drawing incredible performances from his players.

Leandre, Joelle: At Souillac en Jazz
Leandre, Joelle:
At Souillac en Jazz

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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An extraordinary solo double bass set recorded at Saint-Jacques church of Cales, Lot, France in 2021 as part of the Souillac en Jazz festival from Joëlle Léandre, reaching into the depths for an incomparable and intensely concentrated display of technical skill and passion on the deep strings; captivating, visceral and cathartic.

Akchote / Halvorson / Frisell: Loving Highsmith [2 CDs]
Akchote / Halvorson / Frisell:
Loving Highsmith [2 CDs]

(Ayler Records -- France )


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The soundtrack to the documentary Loving Highsmith about thriller novelist Patricia Highsmith, with music composed by Belgium guitarist Noël Akchoté along with pieces by Cole Porter, Mancini, Johnny Mercer, Frank Sinatra, Hildegard von Bingen, Carl Fischer, &c, presented in two CDs, one each of duets between Akchoté and New York guitarists Mary Halvorson and Bill Frisell.

Derviche (Borchard / Favriou): Murs Absurdes
Derviche (Borchard / Favriou):
Murs Absurdes

(Ayler Records -- France )


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The 2nd Derviche album on Ayler Records from the French electric bass and drum improvising duo of Eric Brochard and Fabrice Favriou, in five sequences of assertive and masterful instrumental improvising rock, ecstatically heavy material of thick detail and ominous overtone, intended to be played as a continuous suite and clearly intended for maximum amplitude!

Cheval Gris: Candor Cloak
Cheval Gris:
Candor Cloak

(Bad Architect Records -- USA )


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Combining the work of 18 artists chosen to interpret a series of sacred rites that took place deep within the woods by an elite shaman of an Amazon tribe, including Squidco's own Carl Kruger & phil zampino, Cheval Gris (Ryan Lewis) weaves an incredible story in sound, a virtual soundtrack of rich aural environments, concrete elements, and ritualistic sound.

Lasserre, Didier: Silence Was Pleased
Lasserre, Didier:
Silence Was Pleased

(Ayler Records -- France )


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Working with sound designers, cinematic and theater artists along with free improvisers, percussionist and composer Didier Lassere's performance project focuses on the relationship between sound and silence, composing entry, exit and superimposition points that the members of his septet improvise around, reconfiguring to smaller groupings throughout the work.

Lila Bazooka (Sophie Bernado / Celine Grangey): Arashiyama
Lila Bazooka (Sophie Bernado / Celine Grangey):
Arashiyama

(Ayler -- France )


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The French duo of bassoonist Sophie Bernado and sound artist Céline Grangey expand on the rich timbre of Bernado's bassoon, starting solo in beautiful etude improvisations only to have Grangey's sound designs expand around her playing, developing rich environments through electronics, field recording & voice, a beautiful intersection of experimental, composed and improvised music.

Boiron, Baptiste / Bruno Chevillon / Frederic Gastard: La [2 CDs]
Boiron, Baptiste / Bruno Chevillon / Frederic Gastard:
La [2 CDs]

(Ayler -- France )


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During a residency in 2020 at the Domaine de Kerguehennec in Brittany, saxophonist and composer Baptiste Boiron developed this repertoire for the trio Lá of Boiron on soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, Bruno Chevillon on double bass, and Frederic Gastard on bass saxophone, Boiron's compositions applying a wealth of creative approaches merging contemporary and improvised playing.

Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou: Derviche
Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou:
Derviche

(Ayler -- France )


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Improvised and heavy forms of experimental rock from the French duo of piccolo bassist Eric Brochard and drummer Fabrice Favriou, their music dramatic, ritualistic and urgent as they reference Maya Deren and mythological experience, their music hypnotically mesmerizing and sonically rich, slowly whirling dervishes in five varying sequences that growl and transfix.

Cappozzo, Cecile Trio (Grente / Ziemniak w/ Jean-Luc Cappozzo): Sub Rosa
Cappozzo, Cecile Trio (Grente / Ziemniak w/ Jean-Luc Cappozzo):
Sub Rosa

(Ayler -- France )


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The French free improvising trio of pianist Cecile Cappozzo, double bassist Patrice Grente, and drummer Etienne Ziemniak are heard in performance at "la Maison en Bois" in Abbeville-la-Riviere in 2018, with trumpeter Jean-Luc Capozzo joining them on the title track, as they bring order to the 4 part "Chaos" through superb collective improvisation.

Chevallier, David  / Valentin Ceccaldi: Zebres
Chevallier, David / Valentin Ceccaldi:
Zebres

(Ayler -- France )


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Two generations of improvisers--Valentin Ceccaldi on cello the senior, and the younger performer, David Chevallier on electric guitar and 6- and 12-stringed acoustic guitars--meet for the first time to intertwine strings in Nantes, France, with Benjamin Duboc recording seven diverse dialogs of imaginative style and authoritative technique.

Gonzalez, Dennis Ataraxia Trio+2 (w / Phelps / Lakpriya + Derek Rogers / Jess Garland): Nights Enter
Gonzalez, Dennis Ataraxia Trio+2 (w / Phelps / Lakpriya + Derek Rogers / Jess Garland):
Nights Enter

(Ayler Records -- France )


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Unlike anything in trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez's discography, this album was developed from Moog recordings by Derek Rogers, whose shifting tonalities and colors led Gonzalez to a Jon Hassel-influenced approach, adding a rhythmic basis of tabla and djembe from Jagath Lakpriya and sitar-inspired harp from Jess Garland, underpinned by the rich bass work of Drew Phelps.

Helary / Rayon / Gilbert / Lavergne: Glowing Life
Helary / Rayon / Gilbert / Lavergne:
Glowing Life

(Ayler -- France )


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French flutist Sylvaine Helary's new quartet explores a more electric branch of her work as a composer, in compositions that bridge improvisation and rock forms with song-like structures and narrative, performed with Antonin Rayon on Hammond Organ B3, Moog, piano & clavinet, Benjamin Glibert on electric guitar & bass, and Christophe Lavergne on drums.

 

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