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Compact Discs


 
Trilla, Vasco: Unmoved Mover Trilla, Vasco:
Unmoved Mover

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

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A dramatic set of improvisations performed on timpani and gongs from Spanish percussionist Vasco Trilla, from the quietest of moments to massively profound and encompassing events, Trilla's timing evoking both meditative passages and moments of power, in a rich and spiritual album that impresses by both technical ability and by the sense of story he reveals.

Tamura, Natsuki / Satoko Fujii / Ramon Lopez: Mantle Tamura, Natsuki / Satoko Fujii / Ramon Lopez:
Mantle

(Not Two -- Poland )

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While on a tour of Japan in 2019, Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez asked trumpeter Natsuki Tamura to join them, and to join in a challenge to write a new piece of music for the trio each day while on tour; this studio album selects the finest of those compositions, performed with nearly telepathic control in a mix of fire and lyrical beauty.

Step In (Carlo Morena / Joe Fonda / Felix Lecaros Herrera): Voila La Tendresse Step In (Carlo Morena / Joe Fonda / Felix Lecaros Herrera):
Voila La Tendresse

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Pianist Carlo Morena leads this lyrical and energetic piano trio with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Fˇlix Lecaros Herrera, performing 6 Morena compositions and one piece by Emil Boyd, recording at the Firehouse 12 studio in Connecticut for the 3rd album under the Step In name, and the first with drummer Herrera; upbeat but never cloying, a very compelling album.

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

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The second 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 David Stackenas, Jessica Ackerley, Jorge Espinal, Usui Yasuhiro, Scott Fields, Sebastian Sequoiah.Grayson, Sam Shalabi, Shinobu Nemoto and Nyctalllz.

Williams, Mars / Vasco Trilla: Spiracle Williams, Mars / Vasco Trilla:
Spiracle

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A truly unique duo album of sax and drums from Chicago reedist Mars Williams and Spanish percussionist Vasco Trilla, using their immense technical skills to pivot reflective and meditative playing around exuberant free jazz spirit, maintaining a sense of journey and sonic introspection through unusual and extended technique; a beautifully balanced album.

Winter, Michael / Liminar: Single Track Winter, Michael / Liminar:
Single Track

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Working with Liminar, one of the premier new music ensembles in Mexico, German/US composer Michael Winter wrote this dynamic and extended work pursuing a method of enumerating all ways of articulating a 6-note chord with 7 instruments bound by certain constraints, using the computer science concept of "Gray Code" switches to create shifts within the piece's progressions.

Myburgh, Josten: Sculthorpe Studies Myburgh, Josten:
Sculthorpe Studies

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A large work by the Western Australian composer Josten Myburgh, using harmonies taken from the music of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe blended with environmental field recordings, performed by Josten Myburgh on sax & electronics, Jet Kye Chong on percussion, Jameson Feakes on guitar, Djuna Lee on bass, Stuart James on piano & electronics, and Kirsten Smith on flutes.

O'Rourke, Jim / Apartment House: Best That You Do This For Me O'Rourke, Jim / Apartment House:
Best That You Do This For Me

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The UK ensemble Apartment House commissioned this work from composer & experimenter Jim O'Rourke based on their performance of other O'Rourke works, here interpreting a new graphic score designed like a sonic mobile, creating a minimal yet episodic piece of flexible interpretation as the performers whistle, hum and quietly sing in combination with bowed harmonics.

Lamb, Catherine : Muto Infinitas Lamb, Catherine :
Muto Infinitas

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A 50-minute minimalist composition for quartertone bass flute and double bass in just intonation from composer Catherine Lamb, who refers to the tuning structure as "rational" intonation, the piece unmetered as the melody emerges almost imperceptibly; recorded in Andreaskirche, Berlin in 2019 and performed by Rebecca Lane (flute) and Jon Heilbron (bass).

Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Olie Brice / Jeff Williams: Palindromes Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Olie Brice / Jeff Williams:
Palindromes

(West Hill Records -- UK )

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Capturing their 2nd gig together, double bassist Olie Brice and trumpeter Percy Pursglove invited two prominent improvisers who had never played together before — drummer Jeff Williams and tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall — to join them for a 2020 concert at Cafe Oto in London, presented into two palindromic-ally named and profound improvisations: "Tattarratta" 1 & 2.

Fujiwara, Tomas (w / Brennan / Reid): 7 Poets Trio Fujiwara, Tomas (w / Brennan / Reid):
7 Poets Trio

(RogueArt -- France )

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Drummer Tomas Fujiwara composed these compositions specifically for his trio with Patricia Brennan (vibraphone) and Tomeka Reid (cello), beautifully orchestrated for the unique combination of instruments and the extraordinary technique of each player, resulting in lyrical improvisation performed with a clarity appropriate for each piece's dedication.

Shipp, Matthew / Evan Parker: Leonine Aspects Shipp, Matthew / Evan Parker:
Leonine Aspects

(RogueArt -- France )

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Meeting in France in 2017 for the Festival Météo de Mulhouse, Evan Parker alternating between soprano and tenor saxophones and Matthew Shipp on acoustic piano, present an epic extended improvisation that naturally evolves through several sections, followed by a brief post-script, each musician attentively focused as they support the clarity of each other's playing.

Dunmall, Paul / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris : The Bright Awakening Dunmall, Paul / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris :
The Bright Awakening

(RogueArt -- France )

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A brilliant example of trans-Atlantic collective free improv from the quartet of New York free jazz heavies Matthew Shipp on piano, Joe Morris on double bass, Gerald Cleaver on drums, and UK tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall, playing in the tradition of ecstatic and extended free jazz in a nearly hour long live performance recorded at Roulette in Brooklyn in 2012.

Instant Composers Pool: Incipient ICP, 1966-71 [2 CDs] Instant Composers Pool:
Incipient ICP, 1966-71 [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Founded in 1967 by pianist Misha Mengelberg, drummer Han Bennink, and saxophonist & clarinetist Willem Breuker, this double CD documents the earliest years of the ICP collective through live & studio recordings from 1966-71, with an impressive cast of jazz and contemporary compositional players creating a delightfully diverse set of approaches to improvisation.

Ashbury Stabbins Duo: Fire Without Bricks Ashbury Stabbins Duo:
Fire Without Bricks

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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A lost gem from of British free sax and drums & percussion duo of saxophonist Larry Stabbins and percussionist Roy Ashbury, originally released in 1976 on the Bead Label, their interplay including masterful and extended techniques from Stabbins and an array of chimes, chains, wood blocks, shakers, and bowed cymbals augmenting Ashbury's kit; captivating dialog.

Vario 34 (Christmann / Frangenheim / Gustafsson / Lehn / Lovens): Vario 34-3 Vario 34 (Christmann / Frangenheim / Gustafsson / Lehn / Lovens):
Vario 34-3

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Since 1979 cellist & trombonist Günter Christmann has led around 50 variations of "Vario", inviting musicians, actors, dancers, & filmmakers to partake; Vario 34--Christmann, Paul Loven (percussionist), Mats Gustafsson (sax), Thomas Lehn (live-electronics), and Alexander Frangenheim (bass)--first performed in 1993, and these Berlin recordings are from their 3rd meeting in 2018.

Chase, Claire: Density 2036 [4 CDs] Chase, Claire:
Density 2036 [4 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Part of flutist Claire Chase's project to commission a modern body of work for the instrument, this 4-CD set features 17 works by 15 composers, including the multi-part album-long composition "Pan" by Brazilian-born Marcos Balter, with works for the entire flute family from piccolo to contrabass flute; participants include Tyshawn Sorey, Vijay Iyer, Pauline Oliveros, &c.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver : Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver :
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1

(577 -- USA )

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After decades playing together, the quartet of Daniel Carter on tenor sax, trumpet & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, release the first of two planned studio albums, with two extended and remarkably warm collective excursions bookending a shorter "Scintillate", in an exceptionally solid album of masterful modern jazz.

Garside, Gus / Herve Perez: The Unexpected Visitor Garside, Gus / Herve Perez:
The Unexpected Visitor

(Orbit577 -- Italy )

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Saxophonist Herve Perez and double bassist Gus Garside spent much of the pandemic lockdown recording these intimate duos, interpretations of a 13th Century Poem, "The Guest House" by Rumi, recording in their respective homes using software designed for real-time audio collaboration, as they developed this introspective set of dialogs with strong lyrical affinity between the two.

Nitsch, Hermann: Musik der 155. Aktion [2 CDs] Nitsch, Hermann:
Musik der 155. Aktion [2 CDs]

(Tochnit Aleph -- Germany )

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Recording of the premiere performance of Hermann Nitsch's large-scale symphony for full orchestra, brass ensemble and choir, in five movement, composed for the 155th Action of the Orgien-Mysterien-Theater, and performed in 2018 as the first action to be staged in the Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, coinciding with the occasion of Nitsch's 80th birthday.

Perelman, Ivo Trio: Garden of Jewels Perelman, Ivo Trio:
Garden of Jewels

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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A meeting of three master improvisers but also three friends and frequent collaborators of Ivo Perelman on tenor sax, Matthew Shipp on piano, and Whit Dickey on drums, their familiarity showing in a collective compatibility and assurance heard especially in this studio album of exploratory discourse, each piece aptly dedicated to a precious jewel.

Ayler, Albert Quintet 1966:  Paris & Stockholm. Revisited [2 CDs] Ayler, Albert Quintet 1966:
Paris & Stockholm. Revisited [2 CDs]

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

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Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler's 1966 quintet brought a unique orchestration to his music, heard in these live performances in Berlin, Lörrach, Paris & Stockholm in November of 1966, four concerts presented chronologically as performed with the exemplary playing of brother Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, William Folwell on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums.

Mori, Ikue / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura: Prickly Pear Cactus Mori, Ikue / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura:
Prickly Pear Cactus

(Libra -- Japan )

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Extending their previous collaborations during the time of pandemic, NY electronic improviser Ikue Mori and Japanese improvisers Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and Satoko Fujii on piano developed this extraordinary ea-improv album via file exchange, starting with Fujii's piano improvisations to which Mori & Tamura added their layers, with Mori mixing the final, startling results.

Cyclone Trio (Massimo Magee / Tim Green / Tony Irving): The Clear Revolution Cyclone Trio (Massimo Magee / Tim Green / Tony Irving):
The Clear Revolution

(577 -- USA )

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An exciting album of free jazz from the Australia/London-based Cyclone Trio, their name apt in the feverish interaction between saxophonist Massimo Magee and dual drummers Tony Irving and Tim Green on the opening work, the album patterned like a storm that slows introspectively for a quiet eye, then drums up a final gale force that dissipates to a sort of calm; brilliant.

Killick: Bull**** Killick:
Bull****

(Solponticello Records -- USA )

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Killick Hinds plays a custom-made 38 string harp guitar in twelve diverse solo tracks inspired by the pacifist writer Munro Leaf with resonant tones that are at times exciting and others hypnotic.

Modirzadeh, Hafez (Davis / Sorey / Taborn): Facets Modirzadeh, Hafez (Davis / Sorey / Taborn):
Facets

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Using an unusual re-tuning of the piano, saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh enlists three inventive pianists--Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, and Craig Taborn--for a set of melodically-oriented duos, Modirzadeh using alternate fingerings and embouchure adjustments to achieve intervals between major and minor, together freeing the improvisers to explore new tonal possibilities.

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

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The third 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 Sergio Sorrentino, Christian Vasseur, CharbelHaber, Misha Marks, Henry Kaiser, Nick Ashwood, Emil Palme & Taus Bregnhøj-Olesen, Sharif Sehnaoui, Colin Robinson, Martin Huba

Weiss, Dan Starebaby: Natural Selection Weiss, Dan Starebaby:
Natural Selection

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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The follow-up to NY drummer/composer Dan Weiss's 2018 release Starebaby is an unconventional compounding of electric jazz, doom metal, electronic music, and improvisation, performed with Matt Mitchell on piano & Prophet 6, Craig Taborn on piano, Fender Rhodes & synthesizers, Ben Monder on guitars, and Trevor Dunn on electric bass.

Fluke-Mogul, Gabby: Threshold Fluke-Mogul, Gabby:
Threshold

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Applying extended techniques from rubbing & scraping to sawing and striking, New York violinist Gabby Fluke-Mogul presents a bold solo violin album of 6 pieces with titles like "Bruise" or "Teeth", drawing an incredible gamut of unusual sounds from the violin and its body, occasionally adding vocal utterance, all laid out with a wonderfully quirky sense of timing.

Emmeluth, Signe: Hi Hello I'm Signe Emmeluth, Signe:
Hi Hello I'm Signe

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A single piece recorded live for Ingebrit Haker Flaten's 2020 Sonic Transmissions Festival finds the Danish saxophonist in an extended improvisation of varying moods, applying a diverse set of methods and technical approaches to the horn, from quiet meditate work to full-throated exuberance, in a remarkably personal journey of confident exposition.

Regev, Reut / Igal Foni: Two Much Never Enough Regev, Reut / Igal Foni:
Two Much Never Enough

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The husband and wife duo of New York free improvisers, Reut Regev on trombone and Igal Foni on drums, both bringing electronics to their session, in surprisingly their debut duo release after two decades of musical collaboration and shared life, their assurance and intimacy evident in the relaxed spontaneity and sheer musicality they bring to their dialogs.

Parkins / Rasmussen / Sawyer: Glass Triangle Parkins / Rasmussen / Sawyer:
Glass Triangle

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The boisterous and wonderfully controlled Downtown NY trio of Zeena Parkins on electric harp & objects, Mette Rasmussen on alto saxophone & objects, and Ryan Sawyer on percussion burn through six free improvisations of enthusiastic drive and incredible interaction using "string, breath and bell, harp, horn and drum" in a great example of modern creative improv.

Gauguet, Bertrand / John Tilbury: Contre-Courbes [2 CDs] Gauguet, Bertrand / John Tilbury:
Contre-Courbes [2 CDs]

(Akousis Records -- France )

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Two concert recordings between alto saxophonist Bertrand Gauget and pianist John Tilbury, one at Eglise Saint Maximin, in Metz, France in 2016 and the other at Festival Paysages d'écoute at Les Quinconces, France in 2019, leveraging the natural resonance of both spaces as they perform with concentrative pacing using advanced techniques to create drama and intensity.

Brice, Olie / Binker Golding / Henry Kaiser / N.O. Moore / Eddie Prevost: The Secret Handshake with Brice, Olie / Binker Golding / Henry Kaiser / N.O. Moore / Eddie Prevost:
The Secret Handshake with Danger Vol. One

(577 -- Italy )

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A merging of free jazz and free improvisation in the UK/US West Coast quintet of legendary AMM drummer Eddie Prévost, guitarist Henry Kaiser on "ismguitar", N.O. Moore on "guitarisism", Blinker Golding on saxophone and Olie Brice on double bass, in a rollicking album of electric jazz recorded in the studio in London for two exhilarating "Doors" of quick shifting improv.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Null Hypothesis Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Null Hypothesis

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Null Hypothesis is a return to the birth of Metal Chaos Ensemble 5 years previously with Null Theory, the duo of David Peck (PEK) on reeds, winds, percussion and other unique percussive elements, and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums, chimes, and other percussion - no spoken words accompaniment tracks, or overdubs, simply Zbitnoff and PEK and a room full of percussion, horns and electronics tearing it up live to YouTube for 70 minutes; epic.

Musicworks: #138 Winter 2020/2021 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#138 Winter 2020/2021 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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The final issue of 2020 is is dedicated to the art of conversation in music and about music during the age of pandemic; with Debby Friday on the cover, plus articles about Victoria-based composer Anna Höstman, Tehran-born Araz Salek, Tkarón:to-based saxophonist and composer Olivia Shortt, with a CD including tracks from those artists, plus reviews, articles, &c.

PEK Solo: The Strange Theory of Light & Matter PEK Solo:
The Strange Theory of Light & Matter

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Four times David Peck, as the Boston reedist and multi-instrumentalist leverages concepts from his graphic scores for the Leap of Faith Orchestra designed to limit the excesses of large ensemble in improvisation, following his score of symbols and written instructions through four recorded iterations, listening to and reacting to the previous layers in a virtual quartet of PEKs.

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman: Misaki Castle Tower Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman:
Misaki Castle Tower

(ChapChap Records -- Philippines )

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The fourth and final night of a series of concerts after three nights of trios and quartets, this live recording captures the duo of legendary Japanese drummer Sabu Toyozumi and American alto saxophonist living in the Philippines Rick Countryman, freely improvising four impresseive and creative conversations of both intricate and reflective dialog.

Good, Zachary / Ben Roidl-Ward : arb Good, Zachary / Ben Roidl-Ward :
arb

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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Focusing on the harmonic interaction, delicate nuances and harmonic functionality of closely related tones, Chicago instrumentalists Zachary Good on clarinet and Ben Roidl-Ward on bassoon recorded these six works of acoustical and phenomenological events using the interplay between coinciding clarinet and bassoon notes, creating illusory and haunting tonal works.

Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): Never Is Enough Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek):
Never Is Enough

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Recorded at the same time and influenced by the recording of their 2020 album The Anthony Braxton Project, the NY Thumbscrew trio of Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass & electric bass present 9 original compositions, three pieces from each of the musicians, of melodically inclined forward thinking, creative jazz.

Derome, Jean: Solo Souffles Derome, Jean:
Solo Souffles

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The remarkably creative flutist & saxophonist Jean Derome often incorporates unusual instruments into his improvisations and compositions, including bird calls, harps, kalimbas, sirens, flower plastic wrappings, bells, &c &c.... on this album Derome focuses on those unique instruments and noise makers through 23 surprising pieces illustrating his incredible collection.

Hetu, Joane: Chorale JOKER: Les Lucioles Hetu, Joane:
Chorale JOKER: Les Lucioles

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The Montreal-based Chorale Joker ensemble directed and conducted by Joane Hétu, Danielle Palardy, and Jean Derome, who are also participants, is one of the most unusual and fascinating improvising vocal ensembles active, heard here in a concert coordinated with Productions SuperMusique at Le Vivier, Amphiteatre du Gesu, Montreal in early 2020; indescribably fascinating!

Klaxon Gueule: Entierement Unamies Klaxon Gueule:
Entierement Unamies

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Perhaps one of the quirkiest releases from the Klaxon Gueule trio of Michel F Côté, Bernard Falaise and Alexandre St-Onge, performing respectively on drums, guitar and bass, and all on synthesizers and computer, recalling early electronic albums while adding a whimsical and alluring edge to their often darker and more experimental prior releases.

Quatuor Bozzini: Alvin Lucier: Navigations Quatuor Bozzini:
Alvin Lucier: Navigations

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Performing four of avant composer Alvin Lucier's works composed between 1991 and 2004, the Montreal-based Quatuor Bozzini (Clemens Merkel on violin, Alissa Cheung on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola, and Isabelle Bozzini on cello) focus on Lucier's works of sonic exploration, including the intensely harmonic interactions of the album's title work.

Fire!: Defeat Fire!:
Defeat

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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On their 6th recording as a trio concept, The Fire! trio of Mats Gustafsson (sax), Johan Berthling (bass guitar) and Andreas Werlin (drums) add to their energetic approach to free improvisation through Mats Gustafsson performing on both baritone sax and flute, and by the addition of guests Goran Kajfes on quartertone trumpet and Mats Aleklint on trombone and sousaphone.

Elephant9 : Arrival Of The New Elders Elephant9 :
Arrival Of The New Elders

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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After their double live albums, the Norwegian jazz-rock prog trio of Stale Storlokken on keyboards, Nikolai Haengsle on electric bass and electric & acoustic guitars, and Torstein Lofthus on drums & percussion, take a step back from the heavy grooves associated with their music to present a new chapter of sophisticated, spacious and sonically satisfying psychedelic interplay.

Machinefabriek: With Drums Machinefabriek:
With Drums

(Machinefabriek -- The Netherlands )

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Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) invited 41 drummer/percussionists including Tony Buck, Vasco Trilla, Tim Barnes, Greg Stuart, Cyril Bondi, &c. to take part in a project by recording a few short fills or phrases, which Zuydervelt used as "Lego Bricks" to build a series of short rhythmical collages, the results being 24 diverse and fascinating compositions.

Satoko, Fujii: Hazuki Satoko, Fujii:
Hazuki

(Libra -- Japan )

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With the sudden cessation of touring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Satoko Fujii turned to composing and recording herself in a home studio that she developed with the help of sound engineer Mike Marciano, freeing herself to explore new compositional methods and approaches to theory, this superb solo album the results of seven months of sublime self-expression.

Nagano, Sana (w/ Apflebaum / Matsuno / Filiano / Herternstein): Smashing Humans Nagano, Sana (w/ Apflebaum / Matsuno / Filiano / Herternstein):
Smashing Humans

(577 -- USA )

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The debut of a new electric jazz quintet from NY violinist Sana Nagano, with Peter Appfelbaum on tenor saxophone & megaphone, Keisuke Matsuno on electric guitar, Ken Filiano on acoustic bass & effects, and Joe Hertenstein on drums, an inventive and energetic album of joyful urgency and tremendous group dynamic, fueled by Nagano's exuberant and lyrical compositions.

PEK Solo: Schematic Abstractions for the Clarinet Family PEK Solo:
Schematic Abstractions for the Clarinet Family

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The fifth PEK Solo effort of 2020 focuses on the family of clarinets, with Evil Clown leader David Peck performing on piccolo, B flat, G Albert, alto, Bass, contralto, and contrabass clarinets in a massive studio construction, overdubbing his work on multiple clarinets to create a virtual quartet of clarinet voices improvising in layers.

Playfield (Carter, Muhr, Ishito, Plaks, Namenwirth, Takahashi, Swanson, Panikkar): Vol. 1 Playfield (Carter, Muhr, Ishito, Plaks, Namenwirth, Takahashi, Swanson, Panikkar):
Vol. 1

(Orbit577 -- Italy )

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The first of a 3-album trilogy Playfield offers the musical equivalency of a walk through the diversity of New York in a loft-style extended improvisation from the octet of Daniel Carter on horns & reeds, Luisa Muhr on voice, Ayumi Ishito on sax, Eric Plaks on piano, Aron Namenwirth & Yutaka Takahashi on guitars, Zach Swanson on bass, and Jon Panikkar on drums.

Futterman, Joel: Transition One Futterman, Joel:
Transition One

(Creation Music -- USA )

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A remarkable tour de force of solo piano improvisation on this self-released album from Virginia-based but New York-associated pianist Joel Futterman, recording in the studio in 2009 for a three-part series of exploratory and profoundly masterful improvisations, captivating with intense and technical passages that yield to lyrically beautiful and expansive playing.

Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin: Live In Chicago Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin:
Live In Chicago

(JDF/CLM -- USA )

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"A totally absorbing listening/viewing experience. Blending just the right mixture of intense dynamics with calming serenity, Futterman and Levin immerse themselves into a steaming caldron of creativity in a perfect recipe for innovativ...

Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin (w/ guest Benjamin Tomassetti): Enigma Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin (w/ guest Benjamin Tomassetti):
Enigma

(Charles Lester Music -- USA )

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2005 freely improvised studio recordings from the duo of Ike Levin on tenor saxophone & bass clarinet and Joel Futterman on piano and, surprisingly, on soprano sax in duo with Levin, along with three trio recordings adding alto saxophonist Benjamin Tomassetti (who also engineered the session), all music collectively created "in the moment".

Kalash, Dirar: Of Quietude Kalash, Dirar:
Of Quietude

(Discus -- UK )

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"Dirar Kalash is an improvising musician currently based in his native Ramallah, in the state of Palestine. Opportunities to perform are non-existent. Even access to an instrument is impossible at the current time. On a rare visit to th...

Nakamura, Toshimaru / Jun Numata: The First Album Nakamura, Toshimaru / Jun Numata:
The First Album

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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A duo improvisation recorded at Shichoshitsu Jinbo-cho, in Tokyo, Japan between no-input mixing electracoustic improviser Toshimaru Nakamura and Doubtmusic label leader and member of mn and MNK, Jun Numata on guitar, oscilator, radio, in a varied and turbulent affair of extreme electronics, sound and noise that takes the listener on a wild ride.

Uesaka, Yuma / Cat Toren / Colin Hinton: Ocelot Uesaka, Yuma / Cat Toren / Colin Hinton:
Ocelot

(577 -- Italy )

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The Brooklyn trio of Yuma Uesaka on tenor saxophone & clarinets, Cat Toren on piano & synthesizer, and Colin Hinton on drums, percussion, gongs, glockenspiel, & vibraphone, in a sophisticated album of modern creative improvisation with a lyrical attitude and a confidently introspective approach, all three players contributing original compositions to this debut album.

Zorn, John (Gosling / Hashimoto / Roeder / Smith): Heaven and Earth Magick Zorn, John (Gosling / Hashimoto / Roeder / Smith):
Heaven and Earth Magick

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn's compositions on this album bridge the worlds of contemporary compositional and fully improvised jazz, Zorn conducting a quartet with Stephen Gosling's piano and Sae Hashimoto's vibraphone parts fully notated, while drummer Ches Smith and bassist Jorge Roeder provide an improvisational rhythm section, bringing to life these dynamic and lyrical works.

Zorn, John  Gnosis Quartet: Gnosis: The Inner Light Zorn, John Gnosis Quartet:
Gnosis: The Inner Light

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn's Gnostic Quartet of Bill Frisell on guitar, Carol Emanuel on harp, John Medeski on organ, piano & Fender Rhodes, and Kenny Wollesen on vibraphone perform Zorn's melodic compositions dedicated to one of Zorn's earliest mentors, Ennio Morricone, through nine compositions of "beautiful harmonies, a driving rhythmic pulse and stunning lyricism."

Zorn, John (Frisell / Riley / Lage): Teresa de Avila Zorn, John (Frisell / Riley / Lage):
Teresa de Avila

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The third and final CD in composer John Zorn's trilogy inspired by historic figures of Christian mysticism, following works for Francesco d'Assisi and Julian of Norwich, these 10 pieces are conducted by Zorn and written specifically for the acoustic guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Gyan Riley; an album of breathtaking character and inspired playing.

Coltrane, John Quartet: Newport, New York, Alabama, 1963, Revisited Coltrane, John Quartet:
Newport, New York, Alabama, 1963, Revisited

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

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Two quartets performing two live concerts from 1963 led by John Coltrane on tenor & soprano saxophones, the first at the Newport Jazz Festival with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass and Roy Haynes on drums, the second at Birdland with Elvin Jones on the drums, plus 2 studio recordings with that quartet at Van Gelder Studio in the same year.

Schmid, Silvan: Augmented Space Schmid, Silvan:
Augmented Space

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

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Swiss trumpeter Silvan Schmid (Silvan Schmid Quintett, London Improvisers Orchestra, Floor Poodle, &c) in a solo album of remarkable technique, pacing and intention, using traditional brass elements like rips, smears, half-valved notes and portamento, along with murmurs, pops & percussive evocations of indescribable origination, at times augmented via amplification.

Feldman, Mark: Sounding Point Feldman, Mark:
Sounding Point

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Including six of his own compositions, a work by Sylvie Courvoiser and Ornette Coleman's "Peace Warrior", New York violin virtuoso Mark Feldman's new solo album, recorded in the studio in Brooklyn, is a touchpoint to his skills and creative imagination today, 26 years after his first solo album, displaying a profound ability to engage and inspire his listeners.

Frith, Fred / Ikue Mori: A Mountain Doesn't Know it's Tall Frith, Fred / Ikue Mori:
A Mountain Doesn't Know it's Tall

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Having worked together for 40 years starting in the 80's in the Downtown NY scene, guitarist Fred Frith and electronic artist Ikue Mori recorded this album in Germany, using studio time left after recording the music for a radio play by Werner Penzel, using that work as an influence for these exceptional improvisations on home made instruments, toys and electronics.

Gibbs, E. Jason: Wolves of Heaven Gibbs, E. Jason:
Wolves of Heaven

(Orbit577 -- Italy )

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Working in a Derek Bailey vein of solo guitar improvisation, Portland, Maine improviser E. Jason Gibbs presents 14 performances on the acoustic guitar, cohesive pieces of confident development that reference not only the London improviser, but also shades of Americana and a unique voice and set of strategies uniquely his own.

Hawkins, Alexander feat/ Evan Parker + Riot Ensemble: Togetherness Music Hawkins, Alexander feat/ Evan Parker + Riot Ensemble:
Togetherness Music

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Alexander Hawkins' six movement composition is realized by the UK Riot Ensemble, known primarily for their work with notated contemporary music, adding Evan Parker's incredible soprano sax soloing, and filtered through Matthew Wright's live electronic processing, resulting in this amazing hybrid masterwork that bridges modern 21st Century forms.

Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker Flaten / Daisy / Rosaly): Sud Des Alpes Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker Flaten / Daisy / Rosaly):
Sud Des Alpes

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The 10th album from The Rempis Percussion Quartet, the dual-drumming free improvising collective quartet of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophones, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Tim Daisy & Frank Rosaly on drums, celebrating their 15th anniversary as a working band through this exhilarating concert captured during their 2019 European Tour at AMR in Geneva, Switzerland.

Takase, Aki  / Christian Weber / Michael Griener: Auge Takase, Aki / Christian Weber / Michael Griener:
Auge

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Bringing an innate lyricism to free improvisation in the piano trio format, albeit a thoroughly modern take on that format where all performers are equal and active participants, from Aki Takase on piano, Christian Weber on bass, and Michael Griener on drums, performing five Takase originals, one from Griener & Takase, and 8 collective works.

Parker, Evan ElectroAcoustic Ensemble (w/ Sainkho Namtchylak): Fixing the Fluctuating Idea Parker, Evan ElectroAcoustic Ensemble (w/ Sainkho Namtchylak):
Fixing the Fluctuating Idea

(Victo -- Canada )

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Evan Parker's Electroacoustic Ensemble, merging reeds, strings and percussion with live signal processing to create something indescribably transformative is further amplified with the addition of free improvising vocalist and Tuvan throat singer Sainkho Namtchylak, adding an unearthly layer of interaction and transmogrification to this incredible 1996 FIMAV performance.

Tucker, Dave / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders: Educated Guess Vol. 1 Tucker, Dave / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders:
Educated Guess Vol. 1

(577 -- Italy )

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The "guess" was guitarist and electronics artist Dave Tucker's educated guess that these four musicians--himself, pianist/keyboardist Pat Thomas, guitarist Thurston Moore and drummer/percussionist Mark Sanders--would create someting extraordinary if he brought them together for a concert at London's Cafe OTO, this boundary-pushing album the indisputably successful result.

Davies, Rhodri: Wound Response Davies, Rhodri:
Wound Response

(Amgen Records -- UK )

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First released in 2012 on the Alt.Vinyl label and now reissued on his own Amgen label, Rhodri Davies performs solo in Newcastle upon Tyne on lap harp and electronics, using two main techniques: over-articulation of the strings (what harpists are taught not to do) and attacking the strings with a plectrum, forcing the tuning into new relationships until the strings eventually break.

Davies, Rhodri: An Air Swept Clean of All Distance Davies, Rhodri:
An Air Swept Clean of All Distance

(Amgen Records -- UK )

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First release on the Alt.Vinyl label in 2014, this album finds harpist Rhodri Davies performing on the same instrument as his prior album Wound Response, but here with no amplification, preparations or distortion, improvising through "tumbling phrases, arpeggios and articulate rhythms", in a compelling album of assertive and joyful playing.

Alexander, Sarah Ruth / Damon Smith: God Made My Soul an Ornament Alexander, Sarah Ruth / Damon Smith:
God Made My Soul an Ornament

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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An unusual duo of double bass, voice, hammered dulcimer, recorder, slide whistle, and various objects, recorded in 2019 between bassist Damon Smith and Sarah Ruth Alexander, freely improvising through nine pieces that show the breadth of creative imagination and powerful technical skills of each; curiously compelling, unpredictable and marvelously diverse.

Smith, Damon / Peter Kowald / Joelle Leandre / Bertram Turetzky   : Bass Duos 2000-2007 [3 CDs + 3 P Smith, Damon / Peter Kowald / Joelle Leandre / Bertram Turetzky :
Bass Duos 2000-2007 [3 CDs + 3 Postcards]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Three CDs, each dedicated to a mix of concert and studio recordings of double bass duos, the first between Damon Smith and Peter Kowald in 2000 at Gallery 2310, in Oakland, CA; the 2nd between Smith and Joëlle Léandre in 2002, which was recorded by Henry Kaiser; and between Smith and Bertram Turetzky at 1510 8th St. Performance Space, in Oakland, CA in 2007.

Guedon, Yannick: L'insistance Des Possibles Guedon, Yannick:
L'insistance Des Possibles

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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French voice artist and composer Yannick Guˇdon living in Brussels composed this extended work, the title translating to "insistence on possibilities", realized with cellist Deborah Walker and violist Cyprien Busolini, Guédon merging extended utterance into long string drones, contrasted with silence, as the piece moves through very specific placement.



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