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Box Sets


 
Braxton, Anthony: 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 [DVD] Braxton, Anthony:
9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 [DVD]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Braxton's 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 is a nine-CD-plus-one-DVD box set documenting what Time Out New York called "last Spring's epochal run" at New York's Iridium Jazz Club with his 12+1tet.

Braxton, Anthony and the Tri-Centric Orchestra: Trillium E [4 CDs] Braxton, Anthony and the Tri-Centric Orchestra:
Trillium E [4 CDs]

(New Braxton House -- USA )

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Newly Distributed in 2021: Trillium E is the first-ever studio recording of an Anthony Braxton opera, a deluxe 4-disc set of this surreal and witty installment in Braxton's ongoing Trillium cycle, and includes a booklet with libretto, photos, and critical essays.

Henry Cow: Box 2: The Road: Volumes 6-10 with DVD Henry Cow:
Box 2: The Road: Volumes 6-10 with DVD

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Henry Cow's early years on the road, live recordings masterfully restored by Bob Drake, including the only known video of Henry Cow in Switzerland - amazing and essential!

Kriwet, Ferdinand: Hortexte - Radiotexts [3 VINYL LP BOX SET] Kriwet, Ferdinand:
Hortexte - Radiotexts [3 VINYL LP BOX SET]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Six radio texts by multimedia artist and poet Ferdinand Kriwet in a beautifully designed 3 LP picture discs luxury box with a 20 page 12"x12" book of text and images.

Lyons, Jimmy: The Box Set Lyons, Jimmy:
The Box Set

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Jan Strom, whose devotion to Lyons previously resulted in a 120-page sessionography, has strategically selected material that amounts to five previously unreleased discs of solo and small-group sessions with alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, covering a broad range of dates and groups, each in enough detail to stand on its own, along with a fact-packed 60-page booklet.

Necks, The: The Necks Box [8 CD BOX SET] Necks, The:
The Necks Box [8 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Formed in Australia the late 1980s by Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton, the Necks play post-jazz, post-rock, post-everything, slowly morphing improvised music, here in a limited numbered box set presenting 8 of their CDs from the UK Recommended Records label.

Rose, Jon: Rosin [3 CDs + 1 Data Disk + Book] Rose, Jon:
Rosin [3 CDs + 1 Data Disk + Book]

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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A 3 CD box set with a booklet and bow hair marking violinist/conceptualist Jon Rose's 60th birthday, all previously unreleased works ranging from radio documentary and radio fiction to virtuoso performances using acoustic violin and his hyperstring interactive bow system.

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

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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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.

Wallin, Per Henrik & Sven-Ake Johansson: 1974 - 2004 [4 CD BOX] Wallin, Per Henrik & Sven-Ake Johansson:
1974 - 2004 [4 CD BOX]

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

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Unique release of a 4-CD box including rare recordings of Swedish pioneers of free jazz and improvised music, as well as a 28-page booklet with extensive writings and photos, letters and drawings by the artists.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Les Autres: Alternative Oblique [4 CD Box Set] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Les Autres:
Alternative Oblique [4 CD Box Set]

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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A 4 CD anthology released on Jean-Marc Foussat's 60th birthday, presenting an amazing diversity of material from 40 years of recording, including early experiments, the development of his unique language, improv with Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Matthias Mahler, Joe McPhee, Paul Lovens, &c.

Pateras, Anthony: Collected Works 2002-2012 [5 CD BOX] Pateras, Anthony:
Collected Works 2002-2012 [5 CD BOX]

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Electroacoustic composer and performer Anthony Pateras in a beautiful 5-CD box set documenting a broad variety of works from ensembles to solo work, an excellent overview of one of Australia's most vital composers and performers.

Braxton, Anthony: Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray] Braxton, Anthony:
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]

(New Braxton House -- USA )

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Newly Distributed in 2021: A multimedia box set of Anthony Braxton's opera work "Trillium J", containing live performance video on Blu-ray disc of a 2014 performance at Roulette in NY, and studio recording on 4-CD set, with 12 vocalists, 12 instrumental soloists and a full orchestra.

Braxton, Anthony : Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs] Braxton, Anthony :
Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs]

(New Braxton House -- USA )

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Newly Distributed in 2021: Composer and jazz master Anthony Braxton performing on piano in a septet with saxophonists Jackson Moore and Andre Vida, bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Mike Szekely, exploring the compositions of Lennie Tristano plus peers Billy Bauer, Connie Crothers, Warne Marsh, Sal Mosca, &c.

Riley, Howard : Constant Change 1976-2016 [5 CDs] Riley, Howard :
Constant Change 1976-2016 [5 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Pianist Howard Riley in a 5 CD box of absolutely impressive solo piano never before released on CD, including festival recordings in Paris & Debrecen, a 1987 cassette-only release, and three new albums from 2014, 15 & 16 titled as "Longer Story" "One", "Two" & "Three"; esssential!

Leandre, Joelle : A Woman's Work [8 CD BOX SET] Leandre, Joelle :
A Woman's Work [8 CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A thorough overview of bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandre's recent work in a boxed set of 8 CDs and a 16 page booklet of essays, photos and credits, each CD bringing a unique grouping from Les Diaboliques to duos with Mat Maneri, Fred Frith, Lauren Newton, & Jean-Luc Cappozzo, plus one solo disc and a quartet with Zlatko Kaucic, Evan Parker and Augusti Fernandez; magnificent.

Seen, The: Archive : Volumes Vi - X : 2014 To 2016 Seen, The:
Archive : Volumes Vi - X : 2014 To 2016

(Confront -- UK )

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Five concerts of exceptional free improvisation, recorded in London, the last at Cafe OTO, across 5 CDs of collective ensembles known as "The Seen", presenting of some of the UK & Europe's finest improvisers, including Mark Wastell, John Butcher, David Toop, Dominic Lash, Phil Durrant, Angharad Davies, Jason Kahn, Bertrand Denzler, Yoni Silver, Chris Burn, &c.

Pisaro, Michael : Nature Denatured and Found Again  [5 CD Box Set] Pisaro, Michael :
Nature Denatured and Found Again [5 CD Box Set]

(Gravity Wave -- USA )

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A 5 CD box set of compositions written by Michael Pisaro using field recordings captured along the Grosse Muhl River in Austria during the 2011-15 Flussaufwartstreiben project, now accompanying performances made along that river by Antoine Beuger (flute), Jurg Frey (clarinet), Marcus Kaiser (cello), Radu Malfatti (trombone), Andre Moller (guitar), and Kathryn Pisaro (oboe).

Guy's, Barry Blue Shroud Band: Odes and Meditations for Cecil Taylor [5 CD BOX] Guy's, Barry Blue Shroud Band:
Odes and Meditations for Cecil Taylor [5 CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Barry Guy's Blue Shroud Band is the bassist's ensemble performing in a variety of configurations, capable of executing his sophisticated compositions that pay hommage or reflect larger subjects, here in 5 CDs of performances at Alchemia Club and on Radio Krakow in Poland, approaching the work of late pianist Cecil Taylor through multi-part Odes, Meditations, and even some "Strange Loops".

Lowe, Allen: An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018 [8 CD BOX SET] Lowe, Allen:
An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018 [8 CD BOX SET]

(ESP -- USA )

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Issuing career-spanning work from saxophonist, guitarist, composer, and music historian Allen Lowe: 4 CDs of previously unreleased material, and four CDs of thematically arranged material previously available, with collaborators including Julius Hemphill, Marc Ribot, Matthew Shipp, Don Byron, Ben Goldberg, Roswell Rudd, Steve Swell, Bobby Zankel, Lou Grassi, &c. &c!

Biota / Mnemonists: The Biota Box [6 CD BOX SET] Biota / Mnemonists:
The Biota Box [6 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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From Mnemonists to Biota, this box collects the first 5 studio albums released by the Colorado collective on the UK Recommended Records label, adding a bonus disc of all new recordings built from the group archives, and includes a 14-page booklet of artwork & historical notes shedding light on their gorgeous abstractions through free improvisation and studio composition.

Braxton, Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Taylor Ho Bynum): Quartet (New Haven) 2014 [4 CDs] Braxton, Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Taylor Ho Bynum):
Quartet (New Haven) 2014 [4 CDs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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A 4-CD box set documenting the meeting of a quartet featuring saxophonist, composer and conceptualist Anthony Braxton alongside improvising guitarist and Wilco star Nels Cline, drummer and Deerhoof founder Greg Saunier, and trumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum, each CD an hour-long, wide-ranging set leaving behind genre imitations as they perform Braxton's colorful graphic score.

Cooper-Moore, The Sessions: Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG + 7'' VINYL] Cooper-Moore, The Sessions:
Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG + 7'' VINYL]

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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After a NY session for a Giuseppe Logan album, guitarist Ed Pettersen and pianist & instrument builder Cooper-Moore recorded their own acoustic quartet with Cooper-Moore on piano, then headed to Nashville to record acoustic and electric improv sets, then finally this gospel set with "Reverend Eddie Bones", all presented on 3 CDs in a keepsake tin in a printed cloth bag.

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins /  Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham):
Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Guy, Barry : Blue Horizon. Barry Guy@70 (Live At The Ad Libitum Festival 2017) [3 CDs] Guy, Barry :
Blue Horizon. Barry Guy@70 (Live At The Ad Libitum Festival 2017) [3 CDs]

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

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Three astonishing concerts on 3 consecutive nights at the Ad Libitum Festival 2017 in Warsaw, Poland from British bassist Barry Guy in 3 configurations: 1st in a duo with Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez; 2nd in a trio with US pianist Marilyn Crispell and British drummer Paul Lytton; and 3rd in a double bass duo with French bassist Joelle Leandre.

Leandre, Joelle: Strings Garden [3 CDs] Leandre, Joelle:
Strings Garden [3 CDs]

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

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Three concerts from 2016 & 2017 of different string duos anchored by Leandre's double bass, starting at rue Victor Masse 75009 in Paris in a double bass duo with Bernard Santacruz; then a bass and cello duo at Le Triton Les Lilas, France with Gaspar Claus; and completing the set, a performances at DZIK, in Warszaw, Poland with violinist and violist Theo Ceccaldi.

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fisher, Colin Quartet:
Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer: Spectre Of Radiants Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer:
Spectre Of Radiants

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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An extended and rich confluence of strings from R Keenan Lawler and John Krausbauer, using resonator guitar and banjo, sustained tones that intertwine in a beautiful and optimistic drone, minimalistic yet drenched in a profusion of harmonic detail; a beautiful and elusive dream mixing between an Indian raga and an alien electronic environment.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

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.

O'Rourke, Jim: To Magnetize Money and Catch a Roving Eye [4 CD BOX] O'Rourke, Jim:
To Magnetize Money and Catch a Roving Eye [4 CD BOX]

(Sonoris -- USA )

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Jim O'Rourke expands on his recent electronic work from his Steamroom studio with this exceptional 4-CD set of the 4-part "To Magnetize Money and Catch a Roving Eye", presumably including the Serge synthesizer, each expansive piece building dreamlike environments that shift and wander in purposeful ways as sound emerges and disappears into a beautifully threatening cloud.

Various Artists (Guy / Leandre / Mazur / Nilssen-Love / Kaucic / Fernandez / Gustafsson / Vandermark Various Artists (Guy / Leandre / Mazur / Nilssen-Love / Kaucic / Fernandez / Gustafsson / Vandermark / Trzaska / Brotzmann / Ste Swell / Holmlander / Homburger):
Not Two... But Twenty [5 CDs in Wooden Box]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Not Two Records celebrates their 20th Anniversary with a festival in Wlen, Poland, inviting 13 of the finest European & US improvisers--Guy, Leandre, Mazur, Nilssen-Love, Kaucic, Fernandez, Gustafsson, Vandermark, Trzaska, Brotzmann, Swell, Holmlander, & Homburg--performing in configurations from duo to quintet, released in a limited 5-CD wooden box set.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
Vanishing Light...

(Ayler -- France )

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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber): All Those Yesterdays Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber):
All Those Yesterdays

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Using hard bop as his jumping off point, Swiss saxophonist Omri Ziegele Tomorrow Trio with Christian Weber on bass and Han Bennink on drums--musicians who have toured and performed together over years--went into the studio hot off of a 13 day tour to record these 6 Ziegele original compositions, lyrically balanced with room for exemplary soloing and group interplay.

Tippett, Keith: Musician Supreme [4 CD BOX SET] Tippett, Keith:
Musician Supreme [4 CD BOX SET]

(FMR -- UK )

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Collecting 4 albums with pianist Keith Tippetts: The Bern Concert, a 1993 live duo with Howard Riley; Linückea, a 2000 studio album with The Kreutzer String Quartet plus a narrated work; The Dartington Trio of Keith Tippett, Julie Tippetts & Paul Dunmall live in 2003; and The Dartington Trio Live at The Priory at the Southend International Jazz Festival.

Giuffre, Jimmy : The Atlantic And Verve Collection [4 CD BOX SET] Giuffre, Jimmy :
The Atlantic And Verve Collection [4 CD BOX SET]

(Enlightenment -- USA )

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Containing eight complete albums originally released between 1956 and 1960 on Atlantic and Verve Records, this box set serves as an excellent introduction to Texas/West Coast and New York-based American jazz clarinettist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger Jimmy Giuiffre, presenting his work in more traditional, albeit uniquely creative, jazz settings.

Sun Ra: Egypt 1971 [4 CDs] Sun Ra:
Egypt 1971 [4 CDs]

(STRUT -- UK & US )

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Originally released in 3 LPs as Live in Egypt on Thoth Intergalactic and then as the Saturn albums Dark Myth Equation Visitation, Nidhamu & Horizon, this set reissues and expands the 1971 Sun Ra tour recordings: The Mena House Hotel in Giza; a concert at Hartmut Geerken's in Heliopolis; a live Cairo TV channel broadcast; and a concert at Cairo's the Ballon Theatre.

Parker, William: Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone World (Volumes 1-10) [10 CD BOX SET] Parker, William:
Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone World (Volumes 1-10) [10 CD BOX SET]

(Centering Records -- USA )

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A 10-album collection in a solid box set of vocal and instrumental suites recorded expressly for this set between late 2018 and early 2020, with women's voices at its core (both on voice & other instruments), taking a vast view of music from around the globe through free improvisation and re-imagined sonic collage, performed by groupings of extraordinary performers.

IST (Davies / Fell / Wastell) + John Butcher / Phil Durrant: A More Attractive Way [5 CD BOX SET + 2 IST (Davies / Fell / Wastell) + John Butcher / Phil Durrant:
A More Attractive Way [5 CD BOX SET + 20 page booklet]

(Confront -- UK )

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A comprehensive album of live performances from IST (Rhodri Davies: harp, preparations; Simon H. Fell: double bass, preparations; Mark Wastell: violoncello, preparations) between 1996 and 2000, beginning with their concert at Club Orange in London and including concerts in London, Billericay, Norwich and Cambridge, with a 20 page booklet of photos and text from the band & collaborators.

Braxton, Anthony: 12 Duets (DCWM) 2012 [12 CD Box Set] Braxton, Anthony:
12 Duets (DCWM) 2012 [12 CD Box Set]

(New Braxton House -- USA )

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Newly Distributed in 2021: A 12-CD set presenting Braxton in dialogue with three distinctive duet partners: violinist Erica Dicker, vocalist Kyoko Kitamura and bassoonist Katherine Young, recorded in the summer of 2012 over two sessions with each player, a remarkable and expansive set of innovative and creative improvisation.

Leandre, Joelle: Beauty / Resistance [3 CD BOX] Leandre, Joelle:
Beauty / Resistance [3 CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Live concert recordings at Alchemia club in Krakow captured during the Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival 2019 while double bassist Joëlle Léandre held residence, 3 CDs presenting first a quartet with Zlatko Kaucic on drums & percussion, Mateusz Rybicki on clarinets and Zbigniew Kozera on bass, then one disc in a duo with Zlatko Kaucic and another with guitarist Rafal Mazure.

Braxton, Anthony: GTM (Syntax) 2017 [12 CD BOX SET] Braxton, Anthony:
GTM (Syntax) 2017 [12 CD BOX SET]

(New Braxton House -- USA )

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A 12-hour collection over 12 CDs of composer Anthony Braxton's Ghost Trance Music (GTM), a compositional system he developed with his superlative Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble, GTM allowing the ensemble to generate a performance in real time in a mix of sung, spoken, and non-verbal utterances, with unpredictable and surprising results that reveal fascinating layers with each listen.

Smith, Wadada Leo: Trumpet [3 CDs] Smith, Wadada Leo:
Trumpet [3 CDs]

(Tum -- Finland )

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Pure Wadada Leo Smith in a 3-CD box set of solo recordings from 2016 captured at and using the natural resonance of the St. Mary's Church in the town of Pohja, on the Southern Coast of Finland, presenting fourteen new compositions, including four extended multi-part works, as Smith demonstrates his incredible authority, investigative spirit and spiritual approach to the horn.

Frith, Fred: Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The second of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Live in Japan, Speechless, Prints, Step Across the Border, Impur 2, Art of Memory II, Skeleton Crew, Helter Skelter.

Frith, Fred: Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The first of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Guitar Solos, Gravity, Cheap at Half the Price, Killing Time, Impur , Middle of the Moment, Keep the Dog; Dropera.

Frith, Fred: Stepping Out (Volume 3 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Stepping Out (Volume 3 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The third of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Technology of Tears, Propaganda, Allies, Accidental, The Previous Evening, Happy End Problem, Nowhere, Sideshow, Field Days; Inimitable (previously unreleased).

Bothen, Christer: Ambrosia [3 CD BOX SET] Bothen, Christer:
Ambrosia [3 CD BOX SET]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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Swedish contrabass clarinetist Christ Bothen in six extended works, the first and third disks a series of solo works using incredible technique and concentration, the 2nd disc a large work in an ensemble with fellow deep reedists Hans Koch & Per Texas Johansson, double bassist Vilhelm Bromander, pianists Kristine Scholz & Tisha Mukarji, and a spectral narrative from Sofia Jernberg.

Futterman, Joel: Creation Series [5CD BOX SET] Futterman, Joel:
Creation Series [5CD BOX SET]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Five major works in a Creation Series concept from pianist Joel Futterman, each disc presenting from 2 to 4 parts in an ambitious and accomplished set of solo improvisations that start simply with monophonics and evolve into increasingly complex and inspired works of incredible creative control; a masterful release reflecting a lifetime of innovation and inventiveness.

Perelman, Ivo (Duos w/ Burrell / Crispell / Ortiz / Parks / Courvoisie / Fernandez / Taborn / Sanche Perelman, Ivo (Duos w/ Burrell / Crispell / Ortiz / Parks / Courvoisie / Fernandez / Taborn / Sanchez / Iyer):
Brass And Ivory Tales [9-CD BOX SET]

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

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Referring to the brass saxophone and the piano's ivory keys, Brazilian saxophonist based in New York City Ivo Perelman celebrates his 60th birthday with this 9-CD set of diverse approaches to sax & piano duos, performed with some of world's finest improvising pianists: Dave Burrell, Marilyn Crispell, Aaron Parks, Augusti Fernandez, Craig Taborn, Angelica Sanchez and Vijay Iyer.

Trevor-Briscoe, Tim / Szilard Mezei / Nicola Guazzaloca: Before Then [4 CDs] Trevor-Briscoe, Tim / Szilard Mezei / Nicola Guazzaloca:
Before Then [4 CDs]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A collection of four concerts, each presented on a single CD, from the chamber-oriented and technically superb trio of Tim Trevor-Briscoe on alto saxophone & clarinet, Szilard Mezei on viola and Nicola Guazzaloca on piano, captured at at Korzo Zenehaz in Hungary; Cultural Centre of Vojvodina in Novi Sad Serbi; Regional Creative Atelier in Serbia; and Harom Hollo in Budapest.

Femme / Sunk Heaven / Jeph Jerman / Somnoroase Pasarele: 7 & 7 : VOL. 1 [VINYL 2 7-inch BOX] Femme / Sunk Heaven / Jeph Jerman / Somnoroase Pasarele:
7 & 7 : VOL. 1 [VINYL 2 7-inch BOX]

(SpleenCoffin -- USA )

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The 1st in SpleenCoffin's double-7" series, each featuring exclusive material and packaged in reclaimed 7" audio reel boxes, this volume featuring audio tracks by French synth duo FEMME; NYC's Sunk Heaven; a piece composed from a group recording of Jeph Jerman, Tim Barnes, Bill Hutson & Ten Byrnes; and a work from Romanian audio artist SOMNOROASE PĂSĂRELE.

Takayanagi, Masayuki / New Direction: Station '70: Call in Question / Live Independence [VINYL 3 LP Takayanagi, Masayuki / New Direction:
Station '70: Call in Question / Live Independence [VINYL 3 LP BOX]

(Black Editions -- USA )

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Reissuing and remastering the two PSF albums from Japanese improvising guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi's New Directions group of bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa, saxophonist Mototeru Takagi and drummer Sabu Toyozumi, plus a previously unreleased side-long "Mass Projection" recording, presented in a deluxe 3 LP box set with images by Yuji Itsumi and liner notes in English and Japanese.

Dingman, Chris : The Peace Project [5-CD BOX] Dingman, Chris :
The Peace Project [5-CD BOX]

(Inner Arts Initiative -- USA )

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Vibraphonist Chris Dingman set up his vibraphones next to the bedroom where his father was under hospice care from a rare heart ailment, setting an atmosphere of calm and compassion to help soothe, heal, and carry him through his final challenges, released here as a 5-CD set of 5 hours of ethereal sounds through poignant melodies, swirling textures, and undulating pedal tones.

Superimpose: Matthias Muller / Christian Marien (w/ John Butcher / Sofia Jernberg / Nate Wooley) : W Superimpose: Matthias Muller / Christian Marien (w/ John Butcher / Sofia Jernberg / Nate Wooley) :
With [3 CDs]

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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A three disc box set of impressive collective improvisations recorded in the studio by the Superimpose duo of Matthias Muller on trombone and Christian Marien on drums & percussion, joined on the first disc by John Butcher on tenor and soprano saxophones, then with improvising vocalist Sofia Jernberg for the 2nd disc, and on disc 3 with trumpeter Nate Wooley.



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