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Braxton, Anthony: Phonomanie VIII
Braxton, Anthony:
Phonomanie VIII

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $54.95    




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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 )


Price: $59.95    




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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.

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.

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

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $68.95    




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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 -- France )


Price: $79.95    




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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 )


Price: $79.95    




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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.

Nilssen-Love, Paal Large Unit: Erta Ale [3 CD BOX SET]
Nilssen-Love, Paal Large Unit:
Erta Ale [3 CD BOX SET]

(PNL -- Norway )


Price: $34.95    




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Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit of some of Norway's brightest young improvisers in a solid 3-CD box set recorded live during their 2014 tour, performing Nilssen-Love's compositions that focus on interaction, free improvisation, sound, dynamics and energy.

Nilssen-Love, Paal Large Unit: Erta Ale [4 LP BOX SET]
Nilssen-Love, Paal Large Unit:
Erta Ale [4 LP BOX SET]

(PNL -- Norway )


Price: $59.95    




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Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit of some of Norway's brightest young improvisers in a 4 LP box set with a bonus CD & flexi disc, recorded live during their 2014 tour, performing Nilssen-Love's compositions that focus on interaction, free improvisation, sound, dynamics and energy.

Smith, Wadada Leo: Kabell Years 1971-1979
Smith, Wadada Leo:
Kabell Years 1971-1979

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $45.95    




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From 1971-1979 Wadada Leo Smith released four albums on his own, privately pressed label Kabell, now remastered and coupled with over two hours of unreleased bonus tracks.

This Heat: Out of Cold Storage Box Set (6 CDs)
This Heat:
Out of Cold Storage Box Set (6 CDs)

(This Is/Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $79.95    




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Ullmann, Jakob: fremde zeit addendum [3 CDs]
Ullmann, Jakob:
fremde zeit addendum [3 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $38.95    




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A 3 CD box with new recordings of composer Jakob Ullmann's works, recorded between 2008-2011, including "disappearing musics for six players (more or less)", "komposition fur streichquartett 2", &c.

Zorn, John: The Song Project Vinyl Singles Edition
Zorn, John:
The Song Project Vinyl Singles Edition

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $55.95    




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In celebration of his 60th Birthday, Zorn asked his most acclaimed vocal collaborators to write lyrics to select compositions from his vast musical catalog, peformed by an all-star band of Zorn regulars, presented in a beautiful box set of 7" records and a 32-page book.

Parker, William: For Those Who Are, Still [3 CD BOX]
Parker, William:
For Those Who Are, Still [3 CD BOX]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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A 3 CD box set of new and previously unissued long-form works from world-renowned composer-bassist William Parker, 10 compositions with musicians including Hamid Drake, Cooper-Moore, Charles Gayle, Rob Brown, Mike Reed, Klaas Hekman, NFM Symphony Orchestra + Choir, &c.

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.

Parker, William Quartet: Sound Unity
Parker, William Quartet:
Sound Unity

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $39.95    




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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 )


Price: $35.95    




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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.

Hooker, William: Light (1975 - 1989) [4 CD Box Set]
Hooker, William:
Light (1975 - 1989) [4 CD Box Set]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $48.95    




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A 4-CD set from NY drummer William Hooker documenting his early years between 1975-89 in 2 early LPs from his label Reality Unit Concepts, plus 2 never-issued sessions from '88 & '89; with David S. Ware, David Murray, Jemeel Moondoc, Roy Campbell Jr., Booker T. Williams, &c. &c.

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

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $64.95    




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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 )


Price: $79.95    




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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 )


Price: $79.95    




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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 )


Price: $49.95    




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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!

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.

Wooley, Nate: The Complete Syllables Music [4 CD Box Set]
Wooley, Nate:
The Complete Syllables Music [4 CD Box Set]

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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Composer, improviser, and trumpet player Nate Wooley continues to cement his place as an American iconoclast by releasing the complete recordings of his revolutionary solo [Syllables] compositions as a deluxe 4 CD set consisting of two reissues of out-of-print early works: 8 [Syllables] (2013) and 9 [Syllables] (2014) as well as the premiere recording of his 150 minute epic For Kenneth Gaburo.

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.

Drake, Bob: Antiquities [6-CD BOX SET]
Drake, Bob:
Antiquities [6-CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $44.95    




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Collecting multi-instrumentalist & vocalist Bob Drake's albums Little Black Train, The Skull Mailbox and Other Horrors, XIII Songs and a Thing, The Shunned Country, and Bob's Drive-In in a solid box set, with a bonus CD, a specially curated collection of outtakes and oddities from this amazing avant-rocker, a member of Thinking Plague, 5uu's, Hail and The Science Group.

Klaxon Gueule: Ceci n'est pas [3 CDs]
Klaxon Gueule:
Ceci n'est pas [3 CDs]

(Sono Sordo -- Canada )


Price: $24.95    




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Translating to "this is not", the experimental Montreal trio of Michel F. Cote, Alexandre St-Onge and Bernard Falaise have for 20 years experimented in sound, bridging rock, experimental and improvised forms, here in a 3-CD retrospective of studio works from the last 16 years with collaborators Jean Derome, Ellwood Epps, Sam Shalabi, Philippe Lauzier, and Christof Migone.

Dixon, Bill: Odyssey (Solo Works) [6 CD BOX SET]
Dixon, Bill:
Odyssey (Solo Works) [6 CD BOX SET]

(Archive Edition -- USA )


Price: $99.95    




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This 2001 limited 6-CD box set of late trumpeter Bill Dixon's solo work in 5 CDs plus 1 CD of Dixon speaking, including two 32-page booklets containing essays, interviews, & writings, plus reproductions of 13 Dixon paintings, along with 3 inserts; an essential example of Dixon's incredible creative output, the final copies of which were recently discovered and available one last time.

Gjerstad, Frode / Hamid Drake / William Parker: [4-CD BOX SET]
Gjerstad, Frode / Hamid Drake / William Parker:
[4-CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $49.95    




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4 essential albums from the trio of Frode Gjerstad on saxophones and reeds, William Parker on double bass, and Hamid Drake on drums; CD 1 presents "Ultima" originally released in 1997 on Cadence Jazz; CD 2 presents "Remember To Forget" from 1998 on Circulasione Totale; CD 3 "The Other Side" from 2006 on Ayler Records; and CD 4 "On Reade Street" from 2008 on FMR.

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

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $99.95    




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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.

Parker, William: Voices Fall From The Sky [3 CD BOX SET]
Parker, William:
Voices Fall From The Sky [3 CD BOX SET]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $27.95    




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William Parker developed these works presented in three complementary albums titled "Voices Fall From The Sky", "Songs", and "Essence", bringing together new compositions with long unavailable or new versions of previous pieces, performed in various configurations from solo to large ensemble, the songs reflecting freedom, compassion, anti-oppression, anti-violence, a love of nature, spirit and creation; essential elements in Parker's optimistic oeuvre.

Blegvad, Peter : Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET]
Blegvad, Peter :
Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $79.95    




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Starting with Blegvad's "Downtime" LP, this box traces the evolution of the Peter Blegvad Trio into a quintet with Karen Mantler and Bob Drake, released in a solid box with a double CD of alternate versions, unreleased material and live performances, plus a 72 page book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections; the ultimate reissue!

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 )


Price: $64.95    




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A 5 CD box set of compositions written by Michael Pisaro-Liu 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).

Kaucic, Zlatko (w/ Evan Parker, Agusti Fernandez, Rafal Mazur, Lotte Anger, Artun Majewski, Phil Min
Kaucic, Zlatko (w/ Evan Parker, Agusti Fernandez, Rafal Mazur, Lotte Anger, Artun Majewski, Phil Minton, Johannes Bauer):
Diversity [5 CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $64.95    




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Slovenian percussionist Zlatko Kaucic reinforces the title of his "Diversity" box set over 5 CDs in a variety of solo, duo, trio and quartet setting, including some of the UK & Europe's finest improvisers--Evan Parker, Agusti Fernandez, Lotte Anker, Artur Majewski, Rafal Mazur, Phil Minton, and Johannes Bauer--an excellent example of his wide-ranging work as an improviser.

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 )


Price: $64.95    




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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".

Pateras, Anthony: Collected Works Vol. II (2005-2018)(5 CDS)
Pateras, Anthony:
Collected Works Vol. II (2005-2018)(5 CDS)

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $64.95    




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The second volume in composer and audio explorer Anthony Pateras' "Collected Works" series, a sturdy 5 CD box set assembling 26 collaborations and solo works that bridge experimental and contemporary compositional work investigating electro-acoustic orchestration, temporal hallucination and sound phenomena, a remarkably diverse and fascinating collection.

DKV Trio / Joe McPhee : The Fire Each Time [6 CD BOX]
DKV Trio / Joe McPhee :
The Fire Each Time [6 CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $74.95    




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A 6-CD boxset of recordings from the DKV Trio of Hamid Drake (drums), Kent Kessler (bass), and Ken Vandermark (reeds), plus guest Joe McPhee, the box dedicated to James Baldwin, recorded during the quartet's 2017 tour in Europe, and at shows in Chicago and Milwaukee that year, documenting six concerts with performances including Joe McPhee's "Nation Time".

Faust: The Wumme Years
Faust:
The Wumme Years

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $60.95    




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The most important and influential of German RIO band Faust's first albums in a sturdy 5-CD box with a booklet including interviews with band members, a memoir by Peter Blegvad, and interviews with Uwe Nettlebeck and Kurt Graupner; CDs include 'So Far', 'The Faust Tapes' & '71 Minutes' plus a BBC Sessions + classic radio sessions and "substantial extra material".

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

(Split Rock Records -- USA )


Price: $26.95    




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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.

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 )


Price: $39.95    




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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 )


Price: $39.95    




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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.

Quintet, The (Neumann / Andresen / Opsvik / Gutvik / Nilssen-Love): Events 1998-1999 [5 CDs]
Quintet, The (Neumann / Andresen / Opsvik / Gutvik / Nilssen-Love):
Events 1998-1999 [5 CDs]

(PNL -- Norway )


Price: $54.95    




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A 5 CD box set that tells the story of The Quintet, which brought two of the most important proponents of Norwegian free jazz in the 60s and 70s--saxophonist Carl Magnus Neumann and bassist Bjornar Andresen--together with younger generation drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, bassist Eivind Opsvik, and guitarist Ketil Gutvik, reissuing their 1999 album and adding 4 studio and live sessions.

Feldman, Morton (Philip Thomas): Piano [5 CD BOX SET]
Feldman, Morton (Philip Thomas):
Piano [5 CD BOX SET]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $44.95    




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Containing the majority of minimalist composer Morton Feldman's compositions for solo piano, 3 CDs of short works and 2 for the magnificent "For Bunita Marcus" and "Triadic Memories", performed by one of the foremost interpreters of Feldman's work, Philip Thomas, and presented in a sturdy 5-CD box set with a 52 page booklet of notes from the performer and artwork.

Braxton, Anthony: 19 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (Limited Edition) [4-Cd Set]
Braxton, Anthony:
19 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (Limited Edition) [4-Cd Set]

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $54.95    




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Saxophonist Braxton in a limited 4 CD set of live concerts with his quartet performing standards from the American Songbook, plus pieces by Monk, McLean, Coltrane, &c.

Formanex w/ AMM / Christian Wolff / Keith Rowe / Ralf Wehowsky / John Tilbury / Phill Niblock / ONse
Formanex w/ AMM / Christian Wolff / Keith Rowe / Ralf Wehowsky / John Tilbury / Phill Niblock / ONsemble / Seth Cluett / Radu Malfatti / Michael Pisaro / Julien Ottavi / Kasper T. Toeplitz :
20 Years Of Experimental Music [10 CDS]

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


Price: $99.95    




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Their first release in 2000 performing Cornelius Cardew's "Treatise", for 20 years the Formanex quartet of sound artists, conceptualists and experimenters Anthony Taillard, Christophe Havard, Emmanuel Leduc, and Julien Ottavi are heard here in collaborations with Keith Rowe, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Ralf Wehowsky, Seth Cluett, Michael Pisaro, Radu Malfatti, &c.

Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury
Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury / Wooley:
Unexpected Alchemy [7-CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $79.95    




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Recorded during Ken Vandermark's residency titled "The Unexpectable", in Krakow in 2017 at Klub Alchemia, plus concerts at Hevre and Black Box in Germany, with duos, trios and quartets in a variety of configurations with artists including Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ikue Mori, John Butcher, Kent Kessler, Steve Noble, Mette Rasmussen, Eddie Prevost, Joe McPhee &c.

ZNR: The ZNRarchive Box [4 CDs]
ZNR:
The ZNRarchive Box [4 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $45.95    




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ZNR, the French trio of Hector Zazou, Joseph Racaille, and Patrick Portella, in a deluxe box set combining both of the official ZNR releases, "Barricades III" and "Traite de Mechanique Populaire" along with 2 CDs of additional released and unreleased material and a book of memories, histories, reflections, photographs, documents, interviews and other memorabilia.

Henry Cow: The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow [17 CDs, 1 DVD, 250pg Book]
Henry Cow:
The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow [17 CDs, 1 DVD, 250pg Book]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $89.95    




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The ultimate Henry Cow collection bringing together all of the 40th anniversary releases of this influential and innovative band, with all the remastered studio CDs, live CDs, Bonus CD, DVDs and booklets from each prior box, plus an additional 60 page booklet of band commentaries, pictures and other documents prepared specifically for this release, all in a sturdy & handsome box.

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 )


Price: $79.95    




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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.

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

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $34.95    




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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.

Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe / Four Men Only (Joos / Eichhorn / Zimmer / Buhler / Thellman): Comple
Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe / Four Men Only (Joos / Eichhorn / Zimmer / Buhler / Thellman):
Complete Recordings [3-CD BOX SET]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $44.95    




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From 1968-73 the German Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe of Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, Wilfried Eichhorn on sax & winds, Helmuth Zimmer on piano & percussion, Klaus Bühler on double bass, Rudi Theilmann on drums, and Wolfgang Czelusta on trombone, and then Four Men Only after Bühler left, were a force in the European Free Jazz scene, here in a 3-CD box collecting their works.

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

(STRUT -- UK & US )


Price: $24.95    




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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 )


Price: $79.95    




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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.

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

(New Braxton House -- USA )


Price: $89.95    




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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 )


Price: $34.95    




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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 )


Price: $129.95    




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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 / Bill Laswell / Milford Graves: Sacred Ceremonies [3 CDs]
Smith, Wadada Leo / Bill Laswell / Milford Graves:
Sacred Ceremonies [3 CDs]

(Tum -- Finland )


Price: $54.95    




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The 2nd of two 3-CD sets released as trumpeter Wadada Leo nears his 80th birthday, these albums were recorded in 2015 & 2016 in bassist Bill Laswell's studio, the first presenting the duo of Smith and late drummer Milford Graves, the second a duo with Laswell, those discs leading to the expansive and outstanding full trio of Smith, Laswell & Graves on the final disc.

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

(Tum -- Finland )


Price: $54.95    




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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 )


Price: $74.95    




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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 )


Price: $74.95    




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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 )


Price: $74.95    




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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 )


Price: $29.95    




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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 )


Price: $49.95    




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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.

Cage, John / Apartment House: Number Pieces [4-CD BOX SET]
Cage, John / Apartment House:
Number Pieces [4-CD BOX SET]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $49.95    




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A 4-disc box-set with a 44-page booklet of extensive notes, presenting John Cage's Number Pieces which he wrote in the last five years of his life, adapted for mid-size ensembles and performed by the London-based ensemble Apartment House, compositions 'Five' to 'Fourteen' along with alternative versions of three of the pieces; significant and essential.

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 )


Price: $104.95    




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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 )


Price: $44.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $63.95    




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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 )


Price: $69.95    




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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.

Gantar, Miha: Introducing [5 CD Box]
Gantar, Miha:
Introducing [5 CD Box]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $23.95    




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An introduction to Amsterdam-based, Slovenian pianist & composer Miha Gantar in a specially priced 5-CD box, performing his diverse and sophisticated compositions in a variety of configurations from solo, duo, trio, quartet & large ensemble, with notable participants including Gerry Hemingway, Christian Lillinger and Axel Dorner; liner notes by Nate Wooley.

Smith, Wadada Leo: String Quartets Nos. 1-12  [7-CD BOXSET]
Smith, Wadada Leo:
String Quartets Nos. 1-12 [7-CD BOXSET]

(Tum -- Finland )


Price: $119.95    




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Since 1965 Wadada Leo Smith has developed string quartets influenced by a diverse set of composers including Ornette Coleman, Claude Debussy, Howlin' Wolf, Scott Joplin, Olly Wilson, &c. heard here in 12 Quartets from 3 major periods of his work, compositions exploring the African-American experience, with scores that leave room for interpretation and expression from his players.

Ayler, Albert: Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings [4 CDs]
Ayler, Albert:
Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings [4 CDs]

(Anagram Music -- E.U. )


Price: $49.95    




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Four months before his death, saxophonist Albert Ayler's power as a free jazz innovator is heard in these two complete concerts of definitive Ayler compositions, performing in France at The Fondation Maeght with the quartet of Allen Blariman on drums, Mary Parks on soprano saxophone & vocals, and Steve Tintweiss on double bass, with pianist Call Cobbs joining for the 2nd night; essential.

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

(Recommended Records -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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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.

Gustafsson, Mats And Friends: MG 50 - Peace & Fire [4 CD BOX SET]
Gustafsson, Mats And Friends:
MG 50 - Peace & Fire [4 CD BOX SET]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $57.95    




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A box set documenting the October 2015 3-day event held at Porgy and Bess in Vienna for the 50th birthday of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson (The Thing, Fire! and innumerable duo/trio/ensemble formations) with a who's-who of collaborators invited to join in various formations.

Guy, Barry and Friends: Krakow 2018 [5 CD BOX SET]
Guy, Barry and Friends:
Krakow 2018 [5 CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $49.95    




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Two days of concerts in 2018 at Alchemia Club, in Krakow, Poland and a recording at Radio Krakow the next day from English composer, band leader and a bass player Barry Guy, in varying configurations at Alchemia of duos & trios with some of Europe & The UK's leading improvisers, culminating in an 11-piece ensemble at Radio Krakow performing the large work "For To End Yet Again".

London Jazz Composers Orchestra: Krakow 2020 [6 CD BOX SET]
London Jazz Composers Orchestra:
Krakow 2020 [6 CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $59.95    




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To celebrate its 50th year since bassist Barry Guy assembled the London Jazz Orchestra for its first 1970 performance on BBC Radio, the now multinational band convened in Poland in 2020 for a series of concerts at Alchemia Club and Manggha Hall in configurations of duos to quintets, culminating in a full ensemble performance of two magnificently powerful works: "Flow" and "Harmos-Krakow".

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 )


Price: $84.95    




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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!

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 )


Price: $44.95    




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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.

Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay: 2004-2012 [4 CD Box]
Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay:
2004-2012 [4 CD Box]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $39.95    




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A specially priced box set bringing together 4 CDs from the Ambiances Jazz Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay: "10 compositions", "The Feeling of Jazz", "Danse a l'Anvers", and "Wow!".

Kettlitz, Friedrich  : Rabolgs Bergwand [4 CDs]
Kettlitz, Friedrich :
Rabolgs Bergwand [4 CDs]

(Euphorium -- Germany )


Price: $24.95    




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Having collaborated with EUPHORIUM_freakestra and Gunter Baby Sommer, narrator and actor Friedrich Kettlitz presents a 4-CD set of sound poetry using a language that pretends to be German but expands upon his native tongue, his deep voice carrying innuendo, humor, seriousness and articulate expression that fascinates regardless of the listener's own language.

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

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )


Price: $109.95    




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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.

Niggenkemper, Pascal: Bloc [BOX SET]
Niggenkemper, Pascal:
Bloc [BOX SET]

(Subran Music -- France )


Price: $59.95    




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A 6-CD box set in a magnetic snap case compiling double bassist Pascal Niggenkemper's musical journey between the years 2017-2022, in a variety of creative approaches improvising in acoustic and electroacoustic settings, from solo work through collaborations in trio, quartet and large ensembles; an absolutely magnificent presentation of his diverse work.

Sun Ra: Space Is The Place [2 CDs + BLURAY + DVD + BOOKLET]
Sun Ra:
Space Is The Place [2 CDs + BLURAY + DVD + BOOKLET]

(Modern Harmonic -- USA )


Price: $48.95    




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Digitally restoring and expanding on Sun Ra's 1972 soundtrack for the film of the same name, in a solid box set with two audio CDs, a DVD and BluRay + bonus featuures of the original film, along with a previously unreleased album recorded at the same soundtrack sessions, The Mathematics Of The Altered Destiny, and a booklet with notes from multiple Afrofuturism scholars.

 

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