The Squid's Ear Magazine
Boston Area Improvisers


 
Dijkstra, Jorrit : Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland
Dijkstra, Jorrit :
Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland

(Driff Records -- USA )


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A curious and remarkably enjoyable collection of works from Jorrit Dijkstra (sax, lyricon and electronics) in a quintet with Phillip Greenlief (reeds), Kyle Bruckman (double reeds & electronics), Frank Gratkowski (reeds), and Jon Raskin (sax & electronics).

Fujii, Satoko / Bley, Paul: Something About Water
Fujii, Satoko / Bley, Paul:
Something About Water

(Libra -- Japan )


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8 remarkable and collaborative duets from pianists Satoko Fujii and free jazz legend Paul Bley, and 3 lovely solo pieces of extended technique and color.

Gray / Hobbs / Hostetter / Braman: Lawnmower II
Gray / Hobbs / Hostetter / Braman:
Lawnmower II

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The second take of Boston area drummer Luther Grays' project Lawnmower with Jim Hobbs on sax, Kaethe Hostetter on violin and Winston Braman on electric bass, excellent jazz with unique instrumentation and a diversity of approaches.

Gregorio, Guillermo / Pandelis Karayorgis / Steve Swell: Window and Doorway
Gregorio, Guillermo / Pandelis Karayorgis / Steve Swell:
Window and Doorway

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The trio of Guillermo Gregorio (clarinet), Steve Swell (trombone) and Pandelis Karayorgis (piano) use their unique selection of instruments to play an original set of composition and improv.

Harada, Masashi Condanction Ensemble: Enterprising Mass of Cilia
Harada, Masashi Condanction Ensemble:
Enterprising Mass of Cilia

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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Following the success of "Enter the Continent", Masashi Harada dance-conducts a somewhat larger group of mostly Boston-based musicians, including Greg Kelley and Bhob Rainey, among others.

Harada, Masashi: Condanction Ensemble (1999)
Harada, Masashi:
Condanction Ensemble (1999)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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Both eight and six-piece ensembles are conducted by Masashi Harada dancing. Artists include Greg Kelley, Tucker Dulin, Christian Pincock, Eric Carlson, Bhob Rainey, Aleta Cole, Dan Levin, Mike Bullock and Phil Tomasic.

Kahn, Jason and Asher: Planes
Kahn, Jason and Asher:
Planes

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


Price: $10.00    




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Sonic explorer Jason Kahn & Asher Thal-Nir in a 2008 concert at Boston's Axiom Gallery for a performance that creates inspired sound worlds by layering Kahn's planes of sound with Asher's environmental processing.

Karayorgis, Pandelis / Jeff Charland / Luther Gray: Cocoon
Karayorgis, Pandelis / Jeff Charland / Luther Gray:
Cocoon

(Driff Records -- USA )


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The Boston based trio of pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, bassist Jef Charland and drummer Luther Gray documented their work on their own compositions in 2012, after a year's worth of monthly concerts.

Krebs, Annette / Magda Mayas / Anthea Caddy: Thread
Krebs, Annette / Magda Mayas / Anthea Caddy:
Thread

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Performing on cello, piano, prepared guitar, tapes, and the mixing desk itself, Anthea Caddy, Magda Maya, and Annette Krebs present two improvisations, one from the studio and one live in Boston.

Maneri, Joe / Masashi Harada: Pinerskol
Maneri, Joe / Masashi Harada:
Pinerskol

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Pianist, flautist & vocalist Masashi Harada and the late saxophonist Joe Maneri worked together from the mid 80s, here in a studio work from 2003 of great creative power.

Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink): Play The Music Of Steve
Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink):
Play The Music Of Steve Lacy: Vol. #2

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The sextet of Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Pandelis Karayorgis (piano), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Mary Oliver (violin), Nate McBride (bass) and Han Bennink (drums) once again take on the music of Steve Lacy in this second volume.

Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink): Play The Music of Steve
Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink):
Play The Music of Steve Lacy Vol. 3, Live

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Recorded during their 2014 tour, Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Pandelis Karayorgis (piano), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Mary Oliver (violin), Jason Roebke (bass) and Han Bennink (drums) recorded this new set of inspired Steve Lacy & Monks tunes primarily in Padova, Italy.

Zorn, John: What Thou Wilt
Zorn, John:
What Thou Wilt

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Three compositional works from Zorn: 1999's violin concerto "Contes de Faes"; and two intense pieces of "Crowleana", a bizarre and expansive solo piano piece and a work for 3 cellists.

Bathysphere (with Bishop / Malaby / Ho Bynum / &c): Bathysphere
Bathysphere (with Bishop / Malaby / Ho Bynum / &c):
Bathysphere

(Driff Records -- USA )


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A 15-member ensemble of Boston area improvisers plus guests Jeb Bishop, Tony Malaby and Taylor Ho Bynum, taking their name from the deep-sea submersibles used for exploring, as this band survey's large form improvisation that blends free and melodic jazz in adventurous ways.

Fewell, Garrison / Gianni Mimmo: Flawless Dust
Fewell, Garrison / Gianni Mimmo:
Flawless Dust

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


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Italian soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo meets Boston guitarist Garrison Fewell for 10 freely improvised duets of strong dialog balancing technical and lyrical skills with an ebullient intensity and warm spirit, engaging the listener in their joyful dialog.

Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard: Polynya
Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard:
Polynya

(Aerophonic -- USA )


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The debut album of this focused and intrepid Chicago trio led by saxophonist Dave Rempis with young stalwarts Ryan Packard on percussion and electronics, and Netherlands transplant Albert Wildeman, for three extended improvisations recorded live and in the studio.

Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker: Perihelion [2 CDs]
Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker:
Perihelion [2 CDs]

(Aerophonic -- USA )


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Following their 2013 release "Aphelion", the working trio of Dave Rempis on sax, Joshua Abrams on bass & clarinet, and Avreeayl Ra on drums release their 2nd collaboration in a 2-CD album of live and studio improvisations, adding Jim Baker on keys and electronics for the 2nd disc.

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.

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity
Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden:
Terror Of Positivity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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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.

BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer): Shuffle
BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer):
Shuffle

(Driff Records -- USA )


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The Boston-based BOLT quartet of Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Eric Hofbauer (guitar), Junko Fujiwara (cello), Eric Rosenthal (drums) chose the 19 pieces on this release from 36 improvised pieces, ranging from "energy-orgies of free jazz [to] sparse electronic soundscapes".

String Theory [Boston, USA]: Condensed Phases of Matter
String Theory [Boston, USA]:
Condensed Phases of Matter

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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String Theory was formed as the string section for Boston's Leap of Faith Orchestra, the core being David Peck on reeds, game calls, fog horn, sirens, &c, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic and voice, with Jane Wang (cello) and Mimi Rabson (violin), creating a wonderfully assertive and somewhat skewed approach to improvisation, captured live at Mobius in Cambridge, 2016.

Leap of Faith Orchestra: Possible Universes
Leap of Faith Orchestra:
Possible Universes

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Started in 1995 as an interdisciplinary unit of improvisational artists led by Boston area reedist/multi-instrumentalist David Peck and cellist Glynis Lomon, exploring multi-phonics, glissando, microtones, graphic & descriptive scores, and extended techniques, expanding the ensemble with like-minded musicians, here in this 2017 recording of full 24-piece orchestra.

Turbulence Doom Choir: Energy Cascades
Turbulence Doom Choir:
Energy Cascades

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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One of the Boston area's incredible, eclectic collective organizations from David PEK's Evil Clown is Turbulence Doom Choir, a quintet with three brass players, drums, reeds, and a variety of percussive, wind instruments, game calls, &c., presenting large scale improvisations of uniquely evolving approaches, instrumentation, and heavy rhythms, a powerful brew.

Leap of Faith Orchestra: The Expanding Universe
Leap of Faith Orchestra:
The Expanding Universe

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The Leap of Faith Orchestra is a large improvisation ensemble comprised of 5 ub-units--Leap of Faith, Metal Chaos Ensemble, String Theory, Turbulence, and the New Language Collaborative--all assembled here for a massive and far-ranging experience, scored with time indices and English language descriptions by leader David Peck; dense and spectacular.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Intermetallic Compounds
Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Intermetallic Compounds

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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A massive and metallic improvisation from the Boston area trio of David Peck, Andria Nicodemou, and Yuri Zbitnoff, using metal, drums, bells, aquasonic, daxophone, guzheng, vibes, bells, sax, clarinet and reeds in an intense journey that absorbs the listener and then draws them into a turbulent world of active sound, receding again at journey's end; amazing.

Masul: The Arousal City
Masul:
The Arousal City

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Bolleter, Ross: Secret Sandhills and Satellites: Pieces for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of
Bolleter, Ross:
Secret Sandhills and Satellites: Pieces for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of ruin

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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Ross Bolleter improvises on pianos that have been "abandoned to all weathers and has become a decaying box of unpredictable dongs, clicks and dedoomps" around Australia between 2001 and 2005.

Leap of Faith Orchestra: SuperClusters
Leap of Faith Orchestra:
SuperClusters

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The 4th work using composer, band-leader and multi-instrumentalist David Peck's Frame Notation Scores for his large ensemble Leap of Faith Orchestra, his graphic notation allowing exceptional, unexpected and truly unusual results in large-scale improvisation, an amazing evolution of the big band concept executed by the some of the finest players in the Boston area; amazing!

Leap Of Faith: Domains
Leap Of Faith:
Domains

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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One of the core ensembles in Boston's Evil Clown collective led by multi-reedist David Peck is Leap of Faith, a uniquely inspired collective free improv band with unusual instruments and percussive devices, here in a live concert at Outpost 186 as quintet with Glynis Lomon on cello, Damon Smith on bass, Silvain Castellano on bass, and Yuri ZBitnov on drums & percussion.

Leap Of Faith: Gravitation
Leap Of Faith:
Gravitation

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The core of Leap of Faith Orchestra--David Peck on reeds and winds, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion-- joined by Eric Zinman on piano, recorded at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA, where Evil Clown has a residency on the third Saturday of each month, presenting a variation of subunits from one of their larger units.

Leap Of Faith: Thought Experiment
Leap Of Faith:
Thought Experiment

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The core trio of Leap of Faith Orchestra--David Peck on clarinets, saxophones & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion--joined by Mimi Rabson on violin, the quartet recording with the full Leap of Faith Orchestra arsenal of instruments; plus an expanded LOF recording of the Orchestra work "Possible Worlds".

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Shape Memory
Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Shape Memory

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Wind player David Peck and percussionist Yuri Zbitnoff formed Metal Chaos Ensemble to explore chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments, employing an arsenal of percussion, electronic and wind instruments, becoming one of Evil Clown's most prolific sub-units, here with Bob Moores on space trumpet & guitar, Eric Woods on analog synth, and Eric Zinman on percussion.

Turbulence: Amorphous Solids
Turbulence:
Amorphous Solids

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Turbulence is the extended horn section for the Leap of Faith Orchestra, a varying-sized ensemble, recording here at Boston area's Outpost 196 as a quartet with PEK on reeds, Bob Moores on trumpet and Dan O'Brien on sax, clarinets & flutes, all playing an assortment of percussive devices, with Leap of Faith core member Yuri Zbitnoff as a dedicated percussionist.

Leap Of Faith: Proof Theory
Leap Of Faith:
Proof Theory

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The core trio of the Leap of Faith Orchestra is Boston area PEK on clarinets, saxophones, double reeds & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion, here expanded with Eric Dahlman on trumpet, whistles and game calls, and and Jim Warshauer on saxophone, in an incredibly diverse live performance at Outpost 186, in Cambridge, 2018.

Leap Of Faith Orchestra: Cosmological Horizons
Leap Of Faith Orchestra:
Cosmological Horizons

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The largest ensemble of Boston-area David M. Peck's Leap of Faith collective using Peck's frame notation compositional method of written descriptions and graphic symbols to allow large ensembles to create major works without extensive rehearsing, accompanied by a 23 page booklet that illustrates that concept and details this 2018 Killian Hall, MIT, concert.

Delbecq, Benoit / Jorrit Dijkstra / John Hollenbeck: Linger
Delbecq, Benoit / Jorrit Dijkstra / John Hollenbeck:
Linger

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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The long-running collaboration of Paris pianist Benoit Delbecq and Netherlands-born, Boston-area saxophonist Jorrit Dijkstra is joined by Boston drummer John Hollenbeck, the pianist and saxophonist also picking up electronics and bass synth as they improvise over 10 concepts of movement through texture and distinctive approaches to their instruments.

Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Nate McBride / Luther Gray): Pools
Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Nate McBride / Luther Gray):
Pools

(Driff Records -- USA )


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The classic piano trio gets Boston-area pianist Pandelis Karayorgis' take on lyrical free playing, recorded in an informal studio session as drummer Luther Gray and bassist Nate McBride run through a a set of mostly Karayorgis compositions plus two collective compositions, great modern jazz informed by a variety of projects each has collaborated on.

Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal): Cliff
Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal):
Cliff

(Driff Records -- USA )


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Contrasting his concurrent piano trio album with Nate McBride and Luther Gray, "Pools", "Cliff" is a first encounter between Boston-area pianist and composer Pandelis Karayorgis and drummer Eric Rosenthal with double bassist Damon Smith, recently migrated from the West Coast, as the three present a concentrative album of collective improvisation revealing three masterful players.

Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet: Afterimage
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet:
Afterimage

(Driff Records -- USA )


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A live recording made in April 2014 at Mike Reed's Constellation in Chicago of pianist Karayorgis Quintet with Dave Rempis (sax), Keefe Jackson (reeds), Nate McBride (bass) and Frank Rosaly (drums), bridging post-bop and avant jazz in sophisticated and lyrical ways.

Whammies, The (Djikstra / Karayorgis / Bishop / Oliver / McBride / Bennink): Play The Music of Steve
Whammies, The (Djikstra / Karayorgis / Bishop / Oliver / McBride / Bennink):
Play The Music of Steve Lacy

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The sextet of Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Pandelis Karayorgis (piano), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Mary Oliver (violin), Nate McBride (bass) and Han Bennink (drums) take on the music of Steve Lacy in unexpected and impressive ways.

Morris, Joe / DoYeon Kim: Macrocosm
Morris, Joe / DoYeon Kim:
Macrocosm

(Glacial Erratic -- USA )


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Performing on the Korean gayageum (also known as kayagum), Do Yeon Kim joins Joe Morris performing on guitar for five incredible string improvisations using a diversity of approaches from both players, including pointillistic improv, rich rivers of chords, languid moments of beauty, and moments where it's difficult to discern who is playing what.

Parker / Bishop / Karayorgis / McBride / Gray: The Diagonal Filter
Parker / Bishop / Karayorgis / McBride / Gray:
The Diagonal Filter

(Not Two -- Poland )


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Uniting masterful players from across the East Coast into the Boston area, with Boston pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, Boston native/Chicago-based bassist Nate McBride, DC drummer Luther Gray, North Carolina/Chicago-based trombonist Jeb Bishop, and Chicago guitarist Jeff Parker, in a strong album of lyrical free jazz with compositions from all five players.

Brown, Marion / Dave Burrell: Live At The Black Musicians' Conference, 1981
Brown, Marion / Dave Burrell:
Live At The Black Musicians' Conference, 1981

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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In 1981 Archie Shepp and Roman Wiggins coordinated the University of Massachusettes's week-long event of workshops, concerts & lectures focused on modern jazz, the opening concert the wonderfully sophisticated duo of alto saxophonist Marion Brown and pianist Dave Burrell peforming 7 pieces of compositions from each, plus two Strayhorn pieces, ending with "Lush Life"; essential.

Leap Of Faith: Order Of Ramifications
Leap Of Faith:
Order Of Ramifications

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The core trio of the Boston collective Leap of Faith Orchestra of improvisers, approaching large work using unique compositional techniques and an arsenal of traditional and unusual instruments and percussive devices, here joined by Elinor Spiers on violin, log drums, glockenspiel, metal, wood, crotales, and cymbells, for a uniquely detailed and immense improvisation.

String Theory : Thickness Of The Present
String Theory :
Thickness Of The Present

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The Leap of Faith string-heavy grouping in a concert at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, 2018 with PEK on bamboo saxophones, reeds, tarota, contrabassoon, sheng, melodica, aquasonic & bells; Glynis Lomon on cello & aquasonic; Grant Beale on guitar; Lukasz Pavlikovsky on cello & aquasonic; Albey onBass on electric bass; Silvain Castellano and Adrienne Schoenfeld on double bass.

Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery
Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.

Smith, Damon : Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE]
Smith, Damon :
Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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Reflecting on the passing of artist and musician Robert Ryman, double bassist Damon Smith dedicated this concert of outstanding playing, technique and momentum at Cafe Fixe in Brookline, MA to Ryman, as Smith sought to present a definitive solo concert as an overview of his own work, ably realizing Ryman's concept of finding all the things you can do with your instrument.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL]
Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Leap of Faith Orchestra: performs The Photon Epoch by PEK
Leap of Faith Orchestra:
performs The Photon Epoch by PEK

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The full Boston-area Leap of Faith Orchestra in its largest configuration performing a Frame Notation Score composed by PEK to guide the improvisation, this work based on the The Photon Epoch, a period in the evolution of the early universe, using a vast assemblage of instruments and devices to create a unique narrative in an energetic and wonderfully unpredictable journey.

Leap of Faith: Charge Transfer Complex
Leap of Faith:
Charge Transfer Complex

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Reed player, composer and multi-instrumentalist David Peck (Aka PEK) presents a string-oriented edition of his long-running Leap of Faith ensemble, where violinist Mimi Rabson and cellist Glynis Lomon make up half of the quartet, all taking on a vast arsenal of percussive instruments, and Yuri Zbitnoff sporting a set of "shiny new drums".

Leap of Faith: Potential and Actual Infinities
Leap of Faith:
Potential and Actual Infinities

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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For this performance the Leap of Faith trio of PEK on clarinets, saxophones, double reeds & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion was joined by Jim Warshauer (reeds) and Eric Dahlman (trumpet, overtone voice) to perform two improvisations, including a long work featuring transformations across highly varied sonorities.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Proteus IV
Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Proteus IV

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The Boston-are duo of reedist PEK and percussionsit Yuri Zbitnov cover a wide range of sonorities, always with the presence of Gongs, chimes, glockenspiel, Tibetan Bowls and many other metallic sounds and the horns of PEK, here in a sci-fi epic, with Eric Woods on modular synth and Englephone, Mike Gruen on bass, and Joel Simches with real-time signal processing.

String Theory: 3 of 9 Dimensions
String Theory:
3 of 9 Dimensions

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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String Theory is the extended string section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, with David Peck (PEK) on reeds, Glynis Lomon on cello, and in this performance at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA, joined by violinist Elinor Speirs and pianist Eric Zinman, the latter also playing inside the piano with mallets, while Peck and Glynis add cymbals and wood & metal instruments.

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]
Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )


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Stochastic music for percussion and synthesizers from New York avant conceptualist and keyboardist Charlemagne Palestine, here on piano & electronics, with the Italian duo Trrma' of Giovanni Todisco on percussion and Guiseppe Candiano on synth, in two side-long works of irregular rhythm, complexity and dissonance that build and recede in a suspenseful journey.

Turbulence: Eddy Flux
Turbulence:
Eddy Flux

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The extended horn section for the Leap of Faith Orchestra from the Boston-area collective led by reedist/multi-instrumentalist David Peck, here with PEK on an assortment of saxophones, clarinets, flutes, game calls and percussion, the other horns from Michael Caglianone on sax, game calls, wind sirens and percussion, with drums, bells, bowls and other percussion from Yuri Zbitnoff.

Turbulence: Friction Coefficients
Turbulence:
Friction Coefficients

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Saxophonist & flutist Bonnie Kane (W.O.O.) joins the Turbulence group, the extended horn section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra from Boston area collective Evil Clown led by David Peck (PEK), a concert that was live-streamed to Youtube during the Covid-19 Pandemic in February 2020, in a sextet with four reedists, two trumpeters, electronics, drums & extensive percussion.

Morris, Joe : Instantiation: Switches
Morris, Joe :
Instantiation: Switches

(Glacial Erratic -- USA )


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The 4th in improving guitarist and composer Joe Morris' Instantiation series, where each part is unique, composed with specific notated and operational components such that it impossible to perform any of them the same way twice; performed with two active Boston improvisers, trombonist Eric Stilwell (hear on Joe Morris Trio "Value") and cellist & bassist Brad Barrett.

Cliff Trio (Pandelis Karayorgis / Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal): Precipice
Cliff Trio (Pandelis Karayorgis / Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal):
Precipice

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


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Recording at the Lilypad in Cambridge, MA, the Boston-area trio of pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, bassist Damon Smith, and drummer Eric Rosenthal are captured in concert for an adventurous album of free improvisation, Karayorgis's compositions leading this piano trio of magnificent mastery into buoyantly exciting interaction as they take their listeners to a dizzying precipice edge.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Don Quixote
Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Don Quixote

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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An epic journey through diverse improvisational approaches within a composed framework, using heavy percussion of unusual & world origins, electronics, rock/groove elements and prepared mixes created from samples, from the Boston duo of David Peck (PEK) on reeds & an arsenal of devices & sources, and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion, with narration points along the way.

Power, Ian: Diligence
Power, Ian:
Diligence

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Two works for solo instrumentalists by Baltimore composer Ian Power, both written in 1984: "mahrem bir eser | a private work" using microtonal harmonics and electronic noise, performed by cellist Mariel Robers and recorded in 2016 at Brandeis Univeristy; and "swathe" using overtone and microtone performed by clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich and recorded in NYC in 2019.

Pek Solo: A Quartet of Peks - Unifications
Pek Solo:
A Quartet of Peks - Unifications

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Boston free improviser, composer, reed player and multi-instrumentalist PEK (David Peck) quadruples himself on this album with four continuous tracks of one PEK each playing many instruments, using a broad palette comprised of woodwinds, percussion, electronics, and strings, each recorded pass filling in space and playing counterpoint to previously recorded tracks.

PEK Solo : Semantic Notions [3 CDs]
PEK Solo :
Semantic Notions [3 CDs]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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A mammoth undertaking by Boston multi-instrumentalist David Peck, 3 CDs of studio improvisations about language, one part per CD, performed on a vast array of reeds, percussive instruments and unusual sound sources, with drummer Yuri Zbitnoff joining for intermediate mixes, resulting in a multi-layered and unique sonic universe of depth and dexterity.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Atomic Tuna
Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Atomic Tuna

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Based around gongs, chimes, glockenspiel, Tibetan bowls and many other metallic sounds, plus reeds and horns, signal processing & synths, the Boston improvising core duo of Metal Chaos Ensemble is formed by percussionist Yuri Zbitnoff and multi-reedist David Peck, here joined by guest electric bass player Mike Gruen to create a power trio edition of the band.

PEK Solo: Elaborations
PEK Solo:
Elaborations

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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For Boston improviser David Peck, a surprisingly small set of instruments for this extended solo work focused on Bb, bass & contrabass clarinets, recorded in a continuous improvisation augmented with goat horn, ocarinas, wood flutes, penny whistle, triple slide whistle, chromatic harmonica, hulusi, wind siren, concertina, gongs, tank bell and Tibetan bells.

PEK Solo: Completeness for Flutes and Double Reeds
PEK Solo:
Completeness for Flutes and Double Reeds

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Boston improviser and multi-instrumentalist David Peck (PEK) in a solo album using his Quartet of PEKs formats, improvising in the studio through four layers, presenting the final installment of a triptych of albums constrained to one or two woodwind instrument families - this one for flutes and double reeds, along with nadaswaram, shenai, goat horn, dizi, bass tromboon, &c &c.

PEK Solo: For Alto (For Anthony Braxton)
PEK Solo:
For Alto (For Anthony Braxton)

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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In 1969 alto saxophonist Anthony Braxton released an unprecedented solo saxophone album, For Alto, dedicating each piece to a composer or player, including Leroy Jenkins and John Cage; Boston improviser David Peck took this album as inspiration to create his own extended solo improvisation as a tribute to Braxton, performing on a classic Selmer Balanced Action saxophone.

PEK Solo: Complex and Real Dimensions
PEK Solo:
Complex and Real Dimensions

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Before initiating the live improvisation that makes up Complex & Real Dimensions, reedist and multi-instrumentalist David Peck built a foundation track including electro-acoustic instruments created by Tim Kaiser, particularly the loop-capable "Large Spring Box", creating tone, timbre and interludes over which PEK passionately performs.

PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs: Coulombs
PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs:
Coulombs

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Recording as An Orchestra of PEKs--overdubbed tracks performing with his arsenal of metallic, percussive and electronics devices--intermediate mixes here of electric cello and electric upright bass through Moogerfooger stomp box and syntrix analog synthesizer and a metallic percussion mix, the various timbres interacting as a larger environment for PEK's reed improvisations.

Duplant, Bruno: Deux Songes (Les Jours Sont Faits Pour Expliquer Les Nuits)
Duplant, Bruno:
Deux Songes (Les Jours Sont Faits Pour Expliquer Les Nuits)

(Meenna -- Japan )


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Two beautifully subtle works for an ensemble of strings and electric piano from French composer Bruno Duplant, realized by the Boston-based Ordinary Affects ensemble or Jordan Dykstra, Morgan Evans-Weiler, JPA Falzone, Luke Martin and Ashley Frith, the first a quintet and the second a string quartet, creating illusory affects of motion and space through abstraction.

Expanse Meets The JMDE Quartet: Scope
Expanse Meets The JMDE Quartet:
Scope

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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David Peck's Grand Aesthetic approach to compositional structures for groupings of any size and orchestral combination leads to unexpected and sometimes exotic results, as heard in this live and monumental performance of his Expanse project expanded with percussionist Michael Knoblach, David Welans on flutes, Eric Dahlman on trumpet and Jimmy Zhao on Chinese instruments.

Expanse: Vacuum Energy
Expanse:
Vacuum Energy

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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In May of 2021 Evil Clown label leader, multi-reedist and percussionist David Peck re-opened his performance space to fully vaccinated musicians, inviting Michael Caglianone on saxophones, Michael Knoblach on percussion, including rattlesnake drums, baskets of rocks, shakers, &c., recording this extended, rich, ruminative and introspective improvisation.

PEK Solo: Requiem for Raymond
PEK Solo:
Requiem for Raymond

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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A heart-felt and yearning solo work by Boston multi-instrumentalist and improviser David Peck performed as a requiem for the passing of his father, Raymond Sheldon Peck, in September of 2020, recorded a few hours after receiving the news, in an emotional work with heavy-hearted percussion behind grief-struck clarinet, contrabass clarinet, and flutes.

PEK Solo: Decision Boundary
PEK Solo:
Decision Boundary

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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With exotic instrumentation including clariphone, tarota, nadaswaram, mussette, flutes, clarinets, English horn, medieval pipe, whistles, concertina and gongs, Boston improviser David Peck performs over elements captured on a loop station, all decisions made in real time as he evolves this extended improvisation, creating a diverse and unusual recording.

PEK Solo / A Quartet Of PEKS: Strange Beauty Out of Chaos
PEK Solo / A Quartet Of PEKS:
Strange Beauty Out of Chaos

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Using a vast array of instruments categorized by clarinets, double reeds, flutes, free reed aerophones, strings, electronics, electroacoustic sound-makers, percussion, duck calls, sirens and voice, David Peck layers his improvisation into four renditions of himself, which he refers to as a Quartet of PEKs, this work focusing on new instruments developed by Tim Kaiser.

PEK Solo / A Quartet of PEKS: Fixed Intentions for the Saxophone Family
PEK Solo / A Quartet of PEKS:
Fixed Intentions for the Saxophone Family

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The sixth PEK Solo effort of 2020 in Boston-based improviser and composer David Peck's series, this album is a followup to his Clarinet Family album earlier in the year, here creating a virtual symphony of saxophones by layering his composition in the studio through four separate recordings, working in the vein of Rova Sax Quartet or the World Sax Quartet.

PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs: Stretching the Fabric of Space
PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs:
Stretching the Fabric of Space

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Part of Boston multi-wind/instrumentalist David Peck's "Orchestra of PEKs" series, this extended improvisation finds PEK interacting with a pre-recorded Ableton Mix of synthetics developed during his Semantic Notions album, over which he improvises on clarinets, saxophones double reeds & flutes, along with many percussive instruments, particularly a Chinese guqin.

PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs: Electrolysis
PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs:
Electrolysis

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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A follow-up to Stretching the Fabric of Space, this solo release from David Peck presents an extended layered set of fize improvisations using a base of prerecorded and premixed tracks with some electronic processing to speed up and slow down, to raise and lower pitch, and to build up thick mixes of sounds from the same sonority set.

PEK Solo, An Orchestra of PEKs: Prisms
PEK Solo, An Orchestra of PEKs:
Prisms

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The first "Orchestra of PEKS" album to feature Tim Kaiser's recent electro-acoustic instrument, this multi-track solo recording also introduces multi-wind / multi-instrumentalist David Peck's new West African Kora, in a wild electroacoustic set performed on a dizzying array of reeds, winds, strings, electronics, metallic percussion, wood percussion, sirens and thunder tube.

Axioms: Hypothesis
Axioms:
Hypothesis

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The second album of free improv with poetry from the Boston-based Evil Clown collective band Axioms of David Peck, Jane SpokenWord and Albey onBass, this album extending the trio with Glynis Lomon on cello and Steve Niemitz on drums & percussion, heard in an extended improvisation bridging the distance between poetic discussion of truths and abstract musical structures.

Leap Of Faith: Imaginary Perspectives
Leap Of Faith:
Imaginary Perspectives

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The core duet of the Leap of Faith Orchestra of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice are joined by Evil Clown regular, Bob Moores on trumpet, guitar, electronics & percussion, the excitement evident as the trio performed together live in the studio the first time after pandemic vaccinations.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Tinier Even Then Science
Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Tinier Even Then Science

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Exploring chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments, this is an extended septet version of the Boston free improvising ensemble in a complex improvisatory journey of reeds, synths and percussion, performed by PEK on reeds, Mike Caglianone on saxophones, Boob Moores on trumpet & keyboards, Mike Gruen on bass, Steve Niemitz on drums and real time signal processing from Joel Simches.

Simulacrum: Hyperreality
Simulacrum:
Hyperreality

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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An offshoot of the Boston-area collective Metal Chaos Ensemble featuring multi-reedist PEK, also on percussion & electronics, Eric Woods on analog synth and Bob Moores on space trumpet, guitar and electronics, with guests Grant Beale on guitar & electronics and William Middlemiss Jr on guitar and electronics, in an electronic and clamorous extended improvisation.

Turbulence: Information Paradox
Turbulence:
Information Paradox

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Turbulence, the extended horn section for the Boston-based free improvising ensemble Leap of Faith Orchestra, here with leader PEK, plus Michael Caglianone, Zack Bartolomei, Bob Moores, and Eric Dahlman, all playing instruments from their arsenal of percussive instruments and devices, including recently added electroacoustic devices expanding the band's sound.

 

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