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Compact Discs


 
Colonna, Marco / Alexander Hawkins: Dolphy Underlined Colonna, Marco / Alexander Hawkins:
Dolphy Underlined

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

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A set of Eric Dolphy compositions and one Colonna composition in the style of Dolphy and a Dolphy-esque take on Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child", from pianist Alexander Hawkins and Marco Colonna on clarinet, bass clarinet & sopranino saxophones, recorded live in Rome in 2020 for a spirited and tender hommage to one of the great and most singular figures in jazz history.

Armstrong, Newton: Plus Minus Ensemble; Severine Ballon: The Way To Go Out Armstrong, Newton: Plus Minus Ensemble; Severine Ballon:
The Way To Go Out

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three minimal works for small ensemble incorporating electronics by Australian-born, UK-resident composer Newton Armstrong: 2 performed by the London-based Plus-Minus Ensemble directed by Mark Knoop as an acoustic quartet configuration and one as an electroacoustic quartet; and a solo work for multiple cello layers and resonance performed by Séverine Ballon.

Arnold, Martin: Stain Ballads Arnold, Martin:
Stain Ballads

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The UK Apartment House ensemble perform four chamber works or lyrical ballads of slowly meandering melody, referenced as slow dances, by Toronto composer Martin Arnold: "Lutra" for solo cello & humming; "Stain Ballad" for a sextet of strings, piano, reed organ & percussion; "Trousers" for violin & cello; and "Slip" for cello, violin, bass clarinet & piano.

Beuger, Antoine / Apartment House: Jankelevitch Sextets Beuger, Antoine / Apartment House:
Jankelevitch Sextets

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The 4th album on Another Timbre from a series of pieces by composer Antoine Beuger, each acknowledging a cultural or intellectual figure, here titled for philosopher, musicologist, educator and one-time member of the French Resistance, Vladimir Jankélévitch, represented by Beuger in a large dramatic work performed by the Apartment House sextet.

Hamann, Judith: Days Collapse Hamann, Judith:
Days Collapse

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Part of Another Timbre's Quarantine Commissions, Australian composer and artist in residence with HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Program) composed these beautifully contemplative and brooding works for cellos, electronics & voice during the 2020 pandemic, including a reworked version of her pieces on the erstwhile AMPLIFY 2020: Quarantine Festival.

Verlaak, Maya: All English Music is Greensleeves Verlaak, Maya:
All English Music is Greensleeves

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Five fascinating works by the Belgian composer Maya Verlaak, realized by Apartment House and soloists Sarah Saviet & Mark Knoop, experimental compositions including a work of personal reflection based on "Alouette"; a conceptual game piece; a composition layering pre-recorded segments of "Greensleaves"; and two interactive acoustic & computer pieces.

Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl: Artlessly Falling [VINYL 2 LPs] Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl:
Artlessly Falling [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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The 2nd Code Girl release from guitarist Mary Halvorson presents an embraceable and ambitious set of songs from 8 poetic forms for which Halvorson composed words & music, 3 of which are sung by Robert Wyatt, the others by Amirtha Kidambi, in a band with Thumbscrew members Michael Formanek (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), plus Maria Grand (sax) and Adam O'Farrill (trumpet).

Pek Solo: Pursuing the Ideal Limit of Inquiry Pek Solo:
Pursuing the Ideal Limit of Inquiry

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The fourth PEK Solo effort of 2020 finds Boston-area reedist David Peck in a virtual duo with himself, using a digital delay in a call and response on a single instrument - the tenor saxophone - his primary horn for a large part of his early history, demonstrating his current improvisational thinking & language on his most familiar instrument.

Alcorn, Susan Quintet: Pedernal Alcorn, Susan Quintet:
Pedernal

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An innovator in integrating pedal steel guitar into modern improvised music, Cleveland-born, Baltimore-based pedal steel guitar player Susan Alcorn's quintet enlists a superb set of New York players--Mark Feldman on violin, Michael Formanek on double bass, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Ryan Sawyer on drums--taking on a diverse set of Alcorn compositions.

La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Arnau Horta / Seijiro Murayama / Michaele-Andrea Schatt: Install La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Arnau Horta / Seijiro Murayama / Michaele-Andrea Schatt:
Installations [CD + 24 page booklet]

(Swarming -- France )

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A fascinating set of stereophonic electroacoustic compositions based on the recordings and mixes used for four sound installations in four galleries in France, impeccably captured and creatively edited: Eric La Casa & Jean-Luc Guionnet; Michaële-Andréa Schatt & Eric La Casa; Seijiro Murayama & Eric La Casa; and Arnau Horta & Eric La Casa.

Lane / Grassi / Whitecage: Drunk Butterfly Lane / Grassi / Whitecage:
Drunk Butterfly

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A superb trio of NY improvisers and composers whose collective work bridges the divide between free playing and jazz tradition, a kind of avant swinging bebop.

Lisbon Improvisation Players: Spiritualized Lisbon Improvisation Players:
Spiritualized

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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MoE w/ Mette Rasmussen / Ikuro Takahashi: Painted MoE w/ Mette Rasmussen / Ikuro Takahashi:
Painted

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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During their 2019 Japan Tour, the collaboration of the Norwegian experimental rock band MoE and alto sax virtuoso Mette Rasmussen extended their trio with legendary drummer Ikuru Takahashi to record this energetic, rough and tumble album exploring the boundaries between free improvisation, skronky rock, and other confrontational, conceptual crossover forms.

Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra: A Fire Side Chat With Lucifer Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra:
A Fire Side Chat With Lucifer

(Modern Harmonic -- USA )

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This reissue of the 1983 Saturn Research LP presents two aspects of the Sun Ra Arkestra, the first side with the 80's classics "Nuclear War" along with "Retrospect" and "Makeup"; the second side presenting the extended and more experimental "A Fireside Chat with Lucifer", a 20 minute well balanced, open framework that allows for both melodic soloing and extended free exchanges.

Lisbon Improvisation Players: Motion Lisbon Improvisation Players:
Motion

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A precursor to his Motion Trio, this is a 2002 studio recording led by saxophonist Rodrigo Amado performing on baritone & tenor saxophones, with US West Coast saxophonist Steve Adams on soprano & tenor saxophones, Acacio Salero on drums, plus New York bassist Ken Filiano, improvising over six works that show the depth and mastery of each individually and collectively.

Chen, Audrey / Phil Minton : Frothing Morse Chen, Audrey / Phil Minton :
Frothing Morse

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Two innovators of free vocal improvisation come together for a concert at Santa Chiara Nuova Church during the 2015 ImprovvisaMente festival in Lodi, Italy, setting aside Chen's cello and electronics to focus on pure voice interactions, each using their unique language and technique in a single 37 minute performance of intrepid, inexplicable and unique improv.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc: Solo A La Decollation Guionnet, Jean-Luc:
Solo A La Decollation

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Emphasizing unusual aspects of the pipe organ, composer and typically reedist Jean-Luc Guionnet (Hubbub, Return of the New Thing) performs solo on the organ at the Church of the Decollation of Saint-Jean Baptiste in L'Isle-verte, Quebec, Canada, taking a sound-oriented approach to the instrument with a minimalist attitude through four extended performances.

Muller, Matthias / Eric Normand / Petr Vrba: Triche! Muller, Matthias / Eric Normand / Petr Vrba:
Triche!

(Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc -- Canada )

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A set of informed avant/abstract acoustic and electroacoustic improvisations recorded in the studio in Austria in 2019, from the transatlantic trio of Euro free jazz legend, trombonist Matthias Muller, Quebec bassist Eric Normand on electric bass, and innovative trumpeter Petr Vrba also deploying electronics, the trio's interaction focused on patient and inspired sonic detail.

GGRIL + Jean-Luc Guionnet: Tatouages Miroir GGRIL + Jean-Luc Guionnet:
Tatouages Miroir

(Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc -- Canada )

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Jean-Luc Guionnet composes for the Le Grand Groupe Régional d'Improvisation Libérée (GGRIL) directed by bassist Éric Normand, with an 11-piece ensemble recording in the studio for a work of tension and release through fitful sections that explores contrast and unison, space and contraction, guided by a wonderful sense of mystery and surprise.

Taylor, Trevor: Oscillations 12 Tone Music For Jazz Quintet Taylor, Trevor:
Oscillations 12 Tone Music For Jazz Quintet

(FMR -- UK )

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Exploring the jazz tradition through 12 tone serial tone row scales, along with graphic scores & other variations, from UK composer Trevor Taylor, also on drums & vibraphones, in a quintet with Shanti Paul Jayashina on trumpet, Josh Ison on saxophones, Dan Banks on piano, and Jose Canha on Double Bass, in a set of tunes that beautifully balance freedom and lyricism.

Dunmall, Paul with Metcalfe / Owston / Jozwiak: Unmasked Dunmall, Paul with Metcalfe / Owston / Jozwiak:
Unmasked

(FMR -- UK )

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The other side of Paul Dunmall's characteristic saxophone work is heard here on the alto flute, bringing Dunmall together with fellow flutist Neil Metcalf and the rhythm section of James Owston on bass and Tymek Jozwiak on drums for four exceptional improvisations that focus more on interaction and less on soloing, showcasing all four through sophisticated performance.

Schindler, Udo / Jaap Blonk: Lakefront Discussions Schindler, Udo / Jaap Blonk:
Lakefront Discussions

(FMR -- UK )

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Extremely well paired in their unusual approaches to their instruments both acoustic and electronic, this live recording between Udo Schindler on reed & brass instruments and Jaap Blonk improvising with his voice and using computer electronics, results in eight diverting and inspired recording of extreme creative approaches and impressive technical skill.

Van Schouwburg, Jeam Nichel  / Lawrence Cassserely / Yoko Miura: Arcturus Sverdrup Balance On Tour Van Schouwburg, Jeam Nichel / Lawrence Cassserely / Yoko Miura:
Arcturus Sverdrup Balance On Tour

(FMR -- UK )

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A collection of live recordings from Sverdrup Balance, the trio of Lawrence Casserley on signal processing instrument, Yoko Miura on piano & Melodeon, and Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg on voice, recorded during their 2019 autumn tour in U.K., Belgium and North Italy, a skewed but generally optimistic group of ea- and voice improvisers with a wealth of creative inspirations.

Dunmal, Paul Sextet (Dunmall / Pursglove / Foote / Saunders / Owston / Bashford): Cosmic Dream Proje Dunmal, Paul Sextet (Dunmall / Pursglove / Foote / Saunders / Owston / Bashford):
Cosmic Dream Projection

(FMR -- UK )

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A studio project led by Paul Dumall on alto & tenor saxophones and alto flute, recorded while on touring hiatus during the pandemic, composing six passionate and melodically charged works performed by the brilliant sextet of Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Richard Foote on trombone, Steven Saunders on guitar, James Owston on bass, and Jim Bashford on drums.

Blume, Martin / Lou Houtkamp / Steve Beresford: Shed 1 Blume, Martin / Lou Houtkamp / Steve Beresford:
Shed 1

(FMR -- UK )

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A superb concert of masterful collective improvisation captured live at LOFT Cologne in 2018 from the trio of Luc Houtkamp on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Steve Beresford on piano & objects, and Martin Blume on drums & percussion, in three extended improvisations, thoughtful work building to periods of powerful passion while maintaining a reflective introspectiveness.

Schindler, Udo / Ove Volquartz: Tales About Exploding Tress And Other Absurdites Schindler, Udo / Ove Volquartz:
Tales About Exploding Tress And Other Absurdites

(FMR -- UK )

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A convergence of reeds across the range of clarinets, from double bass clarinet to piccolo clarinet, in this live recording at Udo Schindler's 88th SALON fur Klang+Kunst in Krailling/Munich between reedists Schindler and Ove Volquartz, with particular emphasis on the deepest of reeds, the most challenging of clarinets, handled masterfully by both players.

In Layers  (Marcelo Dos Reis / Onno Govaert / Kristian Martinsson / Luis Vicente): Pliable In Layers (Marcelo Dos Reis / Onno Govaert / Kristian Martinsson / Luis Vicente):
Pliable

(FMR -- UK )

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Portuguese guitarist Marcelo Dos Reis and trumpeter Luís Vicente, Icelandic pianist Kristján Martinsson and Dutch drummer Onno Govaert release their 2nd album, moving from the studio to a live concert at Salão Brazil in Coimbra in 2018, performing six collective improvisations of explorative and technically advanced, cutting edge free improv.

Schindler, Udo / Damon Smith / Karina Erhard: The Munich Sound Studies Vol 1 Schindler, Udo / Damon Smith / Karina Erhard:
The Munich Sound Studies Vol 1

(FMR -- UK )

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Performing at the Gottfried Duren/arToxin at Galerie ar Toxin in 2019, the trio of Udo Schindler on clarinet, bass clarinet & alto horn, Damon Smith on double bass, and Karina Erhard on C flute & alto flute present a sophisticated set of free improvisations with a chamber improv feeling, using tremendous technique and intent listening through six fascinating dialogs.

Schindler. Udo / Damon Smith / Jaap Blonk: The Munich Sound Studies Vol 2 & 3 Schindler. Udo / Damon Smith / Jaap Blonk:
The Munich Sound Studies Vol 2 & 3

(FMR -- UK )

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Refined and free ranging improvisation between German reedist Udo Schindler performing on bass clarinet, tenor & sopranino saxophones and also on cornet, and US double bassist Damon Smith, recorded 3 days after the first volume in this series, presenting two sets from the same day of informed and diverse dialogs between two masterful improvisers.

Faustino, Hernani / Joao Madeira: dB Duet Faustino, Hernani / Joao Madeira:
dB Duet

(FMR -- UK )

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Two deep basses come together in this recording of a live performance at O'Culto de Ajuda, Lisboa, Portugal between Red Trio double bassist Hernani Faustino and Ensemble MIA/String Theory double bassist Joao Madeira, mixing bowed and plucked styles along with preparations and extended techniques in a three part suite of powerfully imposing improvisation.

Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall: Upward Fall Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall:
Upward Fall

(FMR -- UK )

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A set of lyrical, thoughtful and sometimes whimsical works from the Scottish-based duo of Rob Hall & Chick Lyall (Green Room Trio), who have been developing their musical language since 2003, drawing from a wide range of genres from Baroque chamber music to free jazz and folk idioms, their lack of boundaries lending itself to a uniquely diverse and embraceable music.

Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script: Cloud Script Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script:
Cloud Script

(RogueArt -- France )

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Double bassist Joshua Abrams provides the compositions for this studio album performed with Ari Brown on tenor sax, Jeff Parker on guitar and Gerald Cleaver on drums, an exceptional quartet of master improvisers who balance lyrical and soulful playing with explorative impulse, fueled by an empathetic responsiveness that only a long history of collaboration can engender.

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.

MPT Trio (Mela / Paz / Trujillo): Volume 1 MPT Trio (Mela / Paz / Trujillo):
Volume 1

(577 -- USA )

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Influenced by both free jazz and Caribbean folk music, the NYC-based MPT Trio, led by Francisco Mela (Crash Trio, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner, John Scofield, Kenny Barron, Gary Bartz), presents a stylistically innovative sound on their debut album, presenting eight original pieces blending diverse musical traditions with contemporary & avant-garde jazz structures.

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.

Zorn, John (Stephen Gosling): The Turner Etudes Zorn, John (Stephen Gosling):
The Turner Etudes

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A suite of short pieces for solo piano subtitled "Images and Impressions for Piano", composed by John Zorn and performed by frequent Zorn interpreter Stephen Gosling, the works inspired by the sketches of English painter J.M.W. Turner, embracing influences including Ligeti, Scriabin, Bach, Glass, Debussy, Bartok, Berio, Feldman, Xenakis, Schoenberg &c.

Zorn, John: Azoth Zorn, John:
Azoth

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two compositions by John Zorn for solo cello and two works for cello and rhythm section, performed by cellists Jay Campbell (JACK Quartet) and Michael Nicolas (Brooklyn Rider, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)), with drummer Ches Smith and bassist Jorge Roeder taking the rhythm chairs; exciting and innovative compositions in virtuoso performances.

Shepp, Archie: Blase And Yasmina Revisited Shepp, Archie:
Blase And Yasmina Revisited

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Revisiting two of Archie Shepp's 1969 recordings released on the BYG label as Blasé, and title track to Yasmina, three tracks featuring the vocals of Jeanne Lee, with four band configurations including Dave Burrell, Malachi Favors, Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Sunny Murray, Philly Joe Jones, &c., beautifully remastered to bring to light Shepp's pan-stylistic impulses.

Taylor, Cecil Mixed To Unit: Structures Revisited Taylor, Cecil Mixed To Unit:
Structures Revisited

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Bringing together two essential and impeccably remastered 1960's Cecil Taylor albums — Cecil Taylor Unit Structures and Cecil Taylor Unit Mixed — presenting both traditional influences and Taylor's unique approaches to modern jazz, featuring two septets with musicians including Jimmy Lyons, Henry Grimes, Archies Shepp, Ted Curson, Andrew Cyrille, Roswell Rudd, Sunny Murray, &c.

Bailey, Derek / Mototeru Takagi: Live At Farout, Atsugi 1987 Bailey, Derek / Mototeru Takagi:
Live At Farout, Atsugi 1987

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Japanese free improvisation legend, soprano saxophonist Mototeru Takagi (高木元輝), having been a one-time member of Masayuki Takayangi's New Direction Unit, shows his affinity to guitarists in this 1987 live performance at FarOut, in Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan with UK free improvising guitar legend Derek Bailey, presenting four contemplative & intricate avant improvisations.

Gratkowski, Frank / Achim Kaufmann / Wilbert de Joode / Tony Buck: Flatbosc & Cautery Gratkowski, Frank / Achim Kaufmann / Wilbert de Joode / Tony Buck:
Flatbosc & Cautery

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A superb mix of propulsive free jazz and pensively introspective free improv from the quartet of Frank Gratkowski on alto saxophone, clarinets & flutes, Achim Kaufmann on piano, Wilbert de Joode on bass, and Tony Buck (The Necks) on drums & percussion, recorded in a live concert at Loft, in Koln, Germany in 2018 for six inspired collective improvisations.

RED trio and Celebration Band: Suite 10 Years Anniversary [2 CDs] RED trio and Celebration Band:
Suite 10 Years Anniversary [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The Red Trio of pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro, bassist Hernâni Faustino and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini mark their 10th anniversary as a trio on this 2-CD set of an outstanding concert in Lisboa, PT, joining forces with the 13-member Celebration Band, whose members include John Butcher, Ernesto Rodrigues, Luis Vicente, Sei Miguel, Rodrigo Amado, Mattias Stahl, Carlos Santos, &c.

Rivers, Sam Trio (feat Joe Daley / Dave Holland / Thurman Baker ): Braids: Archive series Volume 4 Rivers, Sam Trio (feat Joe Daley / Dave Holland / Thurman Baker ):
Braids: Archive series Volume 4

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The fourth volume in the NoBusiness Records Sam Rivers Archive series is this live recording from Hamburg, Germany during River's 1979 tour of Europe, with the multi-instrumentalist performing on tenor & soprano saxophones, flute & piano in a quartet with Joe Daley on tuba, euphonium, Dave Holland on bass, cello, and Thurman Barker on drums.

Takayanagi, Masayuki JoJo / Nobuyoshi Ino / Masabumi PUU Kikuchi: Live At Jazz Inn Lovely 1990 Takayanagi, Masayuki JoJo / Nobuyoshi Ino / Masabumi PUU Kikuchi:
Live At Jazz Inn Lovely 1990

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A 1990 concert at Jazz Inn Lovely, in Nagoya, Japan in configurations of duos and trios, from free improvising legends Masayuki Takayanagi on guitar, Nobuyoshi Ino on bass, and Masabumi Kikuchi on piano, with a 16 page booklet of photos from private collections and a detailed essay from Kohjiro Tanaka in English & Japanese providing background on the performance.

Toyozumi, Sabu / Mats Gustafsson: Hokusai Toyozumi, Sabu / Mats Gustafsson:
Hokusai

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A duo between Japanese free improvising drummer Sabu Toyozum and Swedish baritone saxophonist & wind player Mats Gustafsson, also performing on his own fluteophone (a mouthpiece attached to the flute), capturing five live improvisation at their 2018 performance at Jazz Spot Candy, in Chiba, Japan for an extremely inventive set of potent playing.

Futari (Satoko Fujii / Taiko Saito): Beyond Futari (Satoko Fujii / Taiko Saito):
Beyond

(Libra -- Japan )

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Futari (meaning "two people") is the stunningly beautiful debut album of pianist Satoko Fujii and vibraphonist Taiko Saito, recorded in 2019 after a concert tour in Japan, the confluence of these similar instruments and the performer's technical mastery blending in introspective and active modes, adding rich sonic dimensions through preparations and extraordinary technique.

Curran, Alvin / Roberto Laneri / Giancarlo Schiaffini: Beat 72 Lost Date Curran, Alvin / Roberto Laneri / Giancarlo Schiaffini:
Beat 72 Lost Date

(Eargong Records -- Italy )

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Sounding current in the modern age of free improvisation, this 1973 recording of a live concert at Teatro Beat 72 in Rome, led by outstanding performers, trumpeter Alvin Curran (MEV), clarinetist Roberto Laneri (Prima Materia) and trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini (Gruppo di improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza), stands as a testament to the free improv movement they helped to expand.

Abrahams, Chris: Thrown (15th Anniversary Edition) Abrahams, Chris:
Thrown (15th Anniversary Edition)

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Reissuing The Necks' pianist Chris Abrahams' 2004 solo album, a unique set of recordings that reflects both on his improvisational life and his explorative nature, recorded using a Positive Organ, Forte Piano, DX 7 and an acoustic piano, each piece evoking distinct sonic environments and approaches to playing and compositions that makes sense in the overall presentation.

Gargaud, Guillaume / Eero Savela: Helsinki Gargaud, Guillaume / Eero Savela:
Helsinki

(Plus Timbre -- Greece )

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A lovely album of friendly improvisation in the 1st meeting of French guitarist Guillaume Gargaud, who works in improvised music and composition for contemporary dance and film, and Finnish trumpeter Eero Savela, whose work is in dance, theater, circus and media art, this concert at the former mental hospital Lapinlahti finding the two exploring with lyrical insightfulness.

Mopcut (Konig / Desprez / Chen): Accelerated Frames Of Reference Mopcut (Konig / Desprez / Chen):
Accelerated Frames Of Reference

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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An album of extreme electronic improvisation using heavy underpinning of rhythm, voice and electronics, from a trio of Viennese, French, and Chinese/American performers--Lukas Konig on drums, synthesizer & voice, Julien Desprez on guitar, and Audrey Chen on voice & electronics--blurring the lines of sonic art, rock, and inexplicable ritualistic sound.

Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander): Walk My Way, Volume One Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander):
Walk My Way, Volume One

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The first of a five-volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from L. Hein, Davaajargal Tsaschikher, Alan Courtis, Marco Cappelli, Elliott Sharp, Hery Ujjaya, Killick Hinds, Gilbert Isbin, and Nick Vander.

Durand, Werner: Schwingende Luftsaulen 3 Durand, Werner:
Schwingende Luftsaulen 3

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of wind music, especially on the Pan-Ney, an instrument developed by Berlin composer Werner Durand, along with electronics and a piece using the talking drum as performed by Marika Falk, presenting early works from the 1990s that bridge both improvisation and composition with an embraceable sound that reveals underlying complexity.

White, John: Electric Music [2 CDs] White, John:
Electric Music [2 CDs]

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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English experimental composer and musical performer John White recorded the pieces on this 2 CD retrospective set between 1980 and 1995, a combination of serious, popular and novelty pieces, often exploring areas of contradiction, particularly linear and rhythmic, within an unlikely sound-world in which parameters such as volume, timbre, texture and speed remain fixed.

ALSO (Siewert / Ernst): Live in Celovec ALSO (Siewert / Ernst):
Live in Celovec

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Picking up where their "Live at Wirr" album left off, this new recording finds the Viennese free improvising electroacoustic duo of Martin Siewert on guitar & electronics and Katharina Ernst on drums & toys performing live at the 2018 New Adits festival in Celovec, Austria for five resourceful and diverse dialogs, from intensely tumultuous to delicately thoughtful.

Regenorchester XII: Relics Regenorchester XII:
Relics

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Franz Hautzinger formed the orchestra in 1995 as an ensemble for experimental music, developing into an advanced improvising band that incorporates a shifting and diverse set of styles, heard here at Klangspuren Festival in 2019 with Hautzinger on trumpet, Christian Fennesz on guitar & laptop, Otomo Yoshihide on guitar & turntables, Luc Ex on bass, and Tony Buck on drums.

Graewe, Georg / Sonic Fiction Orchestra: Fortschritt und Vergnugen Graewe, Georg / Sonic Fiction Orchestra:
Fortschritt und Vergnugen

(Random Acoustics -- Germany )

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First introduced at the "Konfrontationen" festival in Nickelsdorf in 2006, German pianist and composer Georg Graewe's Sonic Fiction Orchestra developed these diverse works of jazz, fusion-tinged, and chamber improv during a residency at the 2018/19 Porgy & Bess in Vienna, recording in the studio in 2020 for this impressive album, particularly the large "Redshift E" composition.

Ex, Luc: Music Of Inevitable Sounds Ex, Luc:
Music Of Inevitable Sounds

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Bassist Luc Klaasen, aka Luc Ex from the seminal rock back The Ex, leads the 11-piece acoustic ensemble Music Of Inevitable Sounds, Klaasen writing pieces to create musical landscapes that are based upon a specific concrete element, such as the sound of ventilators, concrete mixers, people talking loudly into their phones, building sites, robots, &c.

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.

Crispell / Prevost / Smith: ConcertOTO Crispell / Prevost / Smith:
ConcertOTO

(Matchless -- UK )

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American pianist Marilyn Crispell joined London Improviser's Orchestra saxophonist & clarinetist Harry Smith and AMM drummer Eddie Prévost for this 2012 concert at London's Cafe OTO, playing in a melodic free jazz mode of passionate interaction and deep communication, resulting in an unforced and naturally masterful set of thoughtfully lyrical improvisation.

Arnold, Martin : The Spit Veleta Arnold, Martin :
The Spit Veleta

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Canadian composer Martin Arnold is based in Toronto, writing melodic works that contain a meandering, psychedelic quality, as heard in these three compositions performed by Philip Thomas on piano and Mira Benjamin on violin, the first two pieces solos from each respectively, and the last a duo with both musicians.

Borgmann / Morris / Charles Trio: The Last Concert Borgmann / Morris / Charles Trio:
The Last Concert

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

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Lacy, Steve Sextet: The Gleam Lacy, Steve Sextet:
The Gleam

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

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Lamb, Catherine: Three Bodies (Moving) Lamb, Catherine:
Three Bodies (Moving)

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A student of Michael Pisaro and James Tenney, young American composer Catherine Lamb creates a hypnotic piece for violin (Eric km Clark), cello (Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick) and clarinet (Phil O'Connor).

Locals, The (Thomas, Ward / Thomas / Lash / Hasson-Davis): The Locals Play The Music Of Anthony Brax Locals, The (Thomas, Ward / Thomas / Lash / Hasson-Davis):
The Locals Play The Music Of Anthony Braxton

(Discus -- UK )

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An upbeat and energetic performance at the Konfrontation Festival, Ulrichsberg in 2006, featuring six early compositions by Anthony Braxton, arranged by pianist Pat Thomas and performed by the quintet of superb improvisers and interpreters Alex Ward on clarinet, Evan Thomas on electric guitar, Dominic Lash on electric bass, and Darren Hasson-Davis on drums.

Taylor, Cecil Quintet (feat. Harri Sjostrom / Tristan Honsinger / Teppo Hauta-aho / Paul Lovens): Li Taylor, Cecil Quintet (feat. Harri Sjostrom / Tristan Honsinger / Teppo Hauta-aho / Paul Lovens):
Lifting The Bandstand

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

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Though not well documented, free jazz legendary pianist Cecil Taylor's working band for 3 years in the late nineties was this quintet of Harri Sjostrom on soprano saxophone, Tristan Honsinger on cello, Teppo Hauta-aho on double bass, and Paul Lovens on drums, cymbals & gongs, heard in this energetic concert at Tampere Jazz Happening in Finland, 2018.

Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker:
A Horizon Made of Canvas

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A series of ominous duos on the dark side from NY improviser Jeremiah Cymerman on clarinets & pedals, and Charlie Looker (Extra Life, Psalm Zero) on guitars & piano, each of the five pieces exploring murky caverns of warmly bleak environments rendered through Looker's deep piano & guitar work, perforated by cracks of light through Cymerman's riffs & exclamations.

Mitchell, Roscoe & Mike Reed: The Ritual and The Dance Mitchell, Roscoe & Mike Reed:
The Ritual and The Dance

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An ecstatic and intense album of saxophone and drum improvisation from the duo of AACM legend Roscoe Mitchel and drummer Mike Reed, also performing on electronics, the two Chicago mainstays performing at the Oorstof concert series Zuiderpershuis in Antwerp, Belgium in 2015 for an extended single improvisation of passionate and penetrating dialog.

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

(Ayler -- France )

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

Souchal / Nick / Lazro / Cappozzo: Neigen Souchal / Nick / Lazro / Cappozzo:
Neigen

(Ayler -- France )

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An album of explorative and restrained improvisation, primarily acoustic but also using object and an electro-acoustic octave violin, from the quartet of Nicolas Souchal on trumpet & flugelhorn, Michael Nick on violin & electro acoustic octave violin, Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone saxophones, and Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet, flugelhorn & objects.

Hatcher, Gerrit Group (Hather / Ernst / Gay / Jackson / Kirshner): The Good Instinct of the Morning Hatcher, Gerrit Group (Hather / Ernst / Gay / Jackson / Kirshner):
The Good Instinct of the Morning

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )

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The first album as a bandleader from Chicago tenor saxophonist Gerrit Hatcher in a full quintet of well-known Chicago improvisers -- cornetist Ben LaMar Gay, tenor saxophonist Keefe Jackson, bassist Katie Ernst, and drummer Julian Kirshner -- in an album that would fit well in the ESP/Ayler free-jazz mode, tipped off by a cover of Charles Tyler's "Man Alone".

Hatcher, Gerrit / Rob Magill / Patrick Shiroishi: Triplet Fawns Hatcher, Gerrit / Rob Magill / Patrick Shiroishi:
Triplet Fawns

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )

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Chicago saxophonist and Kettle Hole label leader Gerrit Hatcher joins with West Coast saxophonists Rob Magill (Weird Cry Records, Dreamcolour) and Japanese saxophonist based in Los Angeles Patrick Shiroishi, for five collective free improvisations of informed saxophone interaction; three approaches to the horn that complement and contrast in fascinating ways.

Devouring the Guilt (Gerrit Hatcher / Bill Harris / Eli Namay): Prison Planet Devouring the Guilt (Gerrit Hatcher / Bill Harris / Eli Namay):
Prison Planet

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )

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The Chicago collective trio of tenor saxophonist Gerrit Hatcher, Lebanese bassist Eli Namay and drummer/percussionist Bill Harris are captured live at Chicago's The Whistler in the summer of 2019 for two extended and exploratory improvisations, showing both technical mastery and a curiosity for new modes of expression through inspired and intuitive conversation.

Hatcher, Gerrit: Knowledge About The Future Hatcher, Gerrit:
Knowledge About The Future

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )

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Chicago-based tenor saxophonist, improviser, and composer Gerrit Hatcher (Devouring the Guilt, duos with Anton Hatwich, duos with Julian Kirshner) in a solo album of seven succinct statements, diverse expressions from scrabbling determination to pensive reflection, all informed by masterful skills that add nuance and intrigue to each track.

Lucas, Gary: The Essential Gary Lucas [2 CDs] Lucas, Gary:
The Essential Gary Lucas [2 CDs]

(Knitting Factory -- USA )

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A retrospective of the work of guitarist and one-time Captain Beefheart Magic Band member Gary Lucas, in two CDs, the first devoted to songs recorded with Lucas' psychedelic jazz-rock band Gods and Monsters, the second devoted to solo works, rarities and collaborations, with an incredible list of performers reflecting Lucas' diverse 40-year career.

Malinowski, Marek Trio: Scratching Fork Malinowski, Marek Trio:
Scratching Fork

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

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Working together since 2015, the Polish guitar trio of Marek Malinowski on guitar, Robert Rychlicki-Gasowski on double bass & bass guitar, and Wojciech Zadruaynski on drums, present Marek Malinowski's embraceable mix of lyrically inclined modern jazz compositions with an explorative side, balancing structure with free space for sprightly spontaneity; a trio to keep track of.



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