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Compact Discs


 
Trilla, Vasco / Liba Villaecchia: Asebeia Trilla, Vasco / Liba Villaecchia:
Asebeia

(FMR -- UK )

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Asebeia (ἀσέβεια) was a criminal charge in ancient Greece for the "desecration and mockery of divine objects", for "irreverence towards the state gods" and disrespect towards parents and dead ancestors; here it is also the informed and diverse, freely improvised duo of Spanish improvisers, saxophonist Liba Villavecchia and drummer/percussionist Vasco Trilla.

Jorgensmann / Del / Ramond / Kugel: At the Fields Edge Jorgensmann / Del / Ramond / Kugel:
At the Fields Edge

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Taking its album title and the titles for three compositions from poems by Laura Winter, the German jazz quartet led by clarinetist Theo Jörgensmann with Christopher Dell on vibes, Christian Ramond on double bass and Klaus Kugel on drums present an advanced example of modern creative, chamber-oriented collective free jazz with a stunning level of communication.

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

(Not Two -- Poland )

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

Marcus, Michael: Stone Jump Marcus, Michael:
Stone Jump

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Using the natural resonance of the Liepkalnis underground water reservoir in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Katarsis4 saxophone quartet of Arminas Bizys, Algirdas Janonis, Danielius Pancerovas and Kazimieras Jusinskas merge free improvisation, both melodic and through extended tetechniques, with composed forms and folk music, capturing this extended work of beguiling and powerful music.

Playfield (Carter, Muhr, Ishito, Plaks, Namenwirth, Takahashi, Swanson, Panikkar): Vol. 3 Playfield (Carter, Muhr, Ishito, Plaks, Namenwirth, Takahashi, Swanson, Panikkar):
Vol. 3

(Orbit577 -- Italy )

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The third 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 saxophone, Eric Plaks on Nord piano, Aron Namenwirth and Yutaka Takahashi on guitar, Zach Swanson on bass, and Jon Panikkar on drums.

Fire! Orchestra / Krzysztof Penderecki: Actions Fire! Orchestra / Krzysztof Penderecki:
Actions

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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"Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra" was originally written by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki for the New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra, assembled by Don Cherry for the occasion and conducted by composer himself; this new extended reading and conduction of the score from 2018 was originated and directed by Mats Gustafsson, a powerful update and expansion of the original work.

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead Mollestad, Hedvig Trio:
Ding Dong. You're Dead

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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A scorching album of instrumental rock bridging avant, prog and jazz/rock forms, from the inspired and burning Norwegian band led by guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen and her trio with bassist Ellen Brekken and drummer Ivar Loe Bjornstad; reference John McLaughlin, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, or just focus on the powerhouse that is the Hedvig Mollestad Trio.

Motorpsycho: Kingdom of Oblivion Motorpsycho:
Kingdom of Oblivion

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The productive and excellent work of Norwegian rock band Motorpsycho, releasing an album a year for 30+ years, continues with this superb example of long form and diverse approaches to the rock medium, the core trio of Saether (bass, vocals, mellotron, &c), Hans Magnus Ryan (guitar, sax, vocals) and Tomas Jarmyr (drums) extended by Reine Fiske on guitar and Ola Kvernberg on percussion.

Bley, Paul Trio: Touching & Blood, Revisited Bley, Paul Trio:
Touching & Blood, Revisited

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

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Reissuing two essential and innovative piano trio albums: Paul Bley Trio's 1965 album Touching with Bley on piano, Kent Carter on double bass and Barry Altschul on drums, plus the title track from the 1967 Bley album In Haarlem - Blood with Altschul and Mark Levinson taking the double bass roll, performing compositions by Paul Bley, Carla Bley and Annette Peacock.

Circuit (Dunmall / Long / Wachsmann / Taylor): December Circuit (Dunmall / Long / Wachsmann / Taylor):
December

(FMR -- UK )

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Trevor Taylor's Circuit electroacoustic ensemble, here as a quartet with Paul Dunmall on saxophone, Ashley John Long on double bass, Philipp Wachsmann on violin & electronics, and Trevor Taylor on percussion & electronics, recording at Kingston University for the five-part work "DE" "CE" "EM" "BE" "R", intricate and introspective improv that builds and recedes through restrained squalls.

Dunmall, Paul: Awakening Expectations Dunmall, Paul:
Awakening Expectations

(FMR -- UK )

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Two unique and adventurous takes on collective free improvisation led by Paul Dunmall and recorded in the studio, using the group that appears on his first Paul Dunmall Presents series in January 2020: Dunmall on tenor sax, John O'Gallagher on alto sax, Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Elliott Sansom on piano, Chris Mapp on electric bass and Miles Levin on drums.

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman: I Am Village Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman:
I Am Village

(FMR -- UK )

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After 3 consecutive nights performing in trio & quartet formats at Balete at Kamias, in Quezon City, Philippines, the duo of drummer Sabu Toyozum and alto saxophonist Rick Countryman performed the final set as a duo, their many collaborations evident in the freedom and flexibility each provides to the other, delivering an exemplary example of a free jazz sax & drum duo.

Keune, Stefan / Paul Lytton / Hans Schneider / Erhard Hirt: XPACT II Keune, Stefan / Paul Lytton / Hans Schneider / Erhard Hirt:
XPACT II

(FMR -- UK )

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The XPACT quarter of late saxophonist Wolfgang Fuchs, percussionist/electronics artist Paul Lytton, bassist Hans Schneider and electric guitarist Erhard Hirt came together in the mid-80s from members of M.A.I. Orchestra and Übü Örchestrü, disbanding after 4 years and now reunited 34 years later as a quartet with Stefan Keuene replacing Fuchs, releasing this album of masterful free improv.

Mascolo, Carlo / Joao Maderia / Felice Furioso: Cinestesia Mascolo, Carlo / Joao Maderia / Felice Furioso:
Cinestesia

(FMR -- UK )

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After their first encounter at the M.I.A. Improvisation Festival in Atouguia de Balei, the trio of Carlo Mascolo on trombone, Joao Madeira on bass and Felice Furioso on percussion entered the Dwarte Studio in Lisbon to record these seven instant compositions, profound work from three players dedicated to finding unique expression and structure through free improvisation.

Banks / Canha / Porter / Taylor: Lost At Sea Banks / Canha / Porter / Taylor:
Lost At Sea

(FMR -- UK )

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Using as their inspiration the esthetic, soundscape and work of experimental Icelandic band Sigur Rós, the UK quartet of Dan Banks on piano, Jose Canha on bass, Trevor Taylor on drums and Robin Porter on saxophone present eight compositions written and arranged by pianist Banks, bringing the ethereal post-rock of Rós into the lyrical world of modern creative jazz.

Pellerin, Guy-Frank / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna : Water Reflections Pellerin, Guy-Frank / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna :
Water Reflections

(FMR -- UK )

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Pederneschi, Alberto: Microcosmo Pederneschi, Alberto:
Microcosmo

(FMR -- UK )

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Using prepared drums drums, objects, voice, and Kalimba, Italian drummer Alberto Pederneschi presents eight solo works recorded in the studio, an unhurried but authoritative set of pieces that merge composed and improvised sections, drawing and evoking a narrative sense in coherent arrangements and intimate story telling.

Schindler / Schimanski: Ging Lenz Den Zwanzigsten Durchs Gebirg Order Nicht Schindler / Schimanski:
Ging Lenz Den Zwanzigsten Durchs Gebirg Order Nicht

(FMR -- UK )

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Recorded at the 79th Salon fur Klang+Kunst, in Krailling, Munich, the pairing of multi-instrumentalist Udo Schindler performing on alto saxophone, brass & synthesizer and Patrick Schimanski performing on percussion, live electronics & voice was inspired by the novella fragment Lenz written by Georg Büchner in 1836 based on Jean Frédéric Oberlin's diary.

Funambulists, The (Tibor Takacs Faki / Laslo Lenkes / Goran Grubisic): The Funambulists Funambulists, The (Tibor Takacs Faki / Laslo Lenkes / Goran Grubisic):
The Funambulists

(FMR -- UK )

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An energetic trio of Serbian free improvisers from Tibor Takacs Faki on reeds, Laslo Lenkes on guitar and Goran Grubisic on drums, Tibor Takacs Faki and Goran Grubisic both part of the rock band Wooden Ambulance, that energy translating into their indefatigable approach to collective improvisation, just keeping a lid on their rambunctious interaction.

Tromans, Doctor Steve: The Way Tromans, Doctor Steve:
The Way

(FMR -- UK )

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A member of the Paul Dunmall Quintet and Ed Gauden's Crux, Birmingham UK pianist, composer and band leader Steve Tromans presents an album of original work, lyrical and introspective, improvised in the studio as a response to the duress of the global pandemic, motivated to record on a great piano in the greatSansom Studio based on recent life experiences.

Liquid Soul: Liquid Soul Vol. 1 Liquid Soul:
Liquid Soul Vol. 1

(Ark 21 Records -- USA )

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Mars William's Grammy-nominated eight piece collective performing a funky fusion of jazz, hip-hop, funk, free jazz and hard-bop, a band that had a Sunday night Chicago residency starting at the Elbo Room in 1994 and then moving to the Double Door through 2003; this album compiles archives from a wealth of recordings from those shows, along with unreleased studio recordings.

Alcorn, Susan / Leila Bordreuil / Ingrid Laubrock: Bird Meets Wire Alcorn, Susan / Leila Bordreuil / Ingrid Laubrock:
Bird Meets Wire

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An unusual grouping of improvisers--pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, cellist Leila Bordreuil, who's experimental approach to the instrument has her labeled as a "noise cellist", and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano--in a collective album of implicitly lyrical, embraceable yet experimentally investigative, unruffled free improvisation.

Cranes: Matthias Muller / Eve Risser / Christian Marien: Formation < Deviation Cranes: Matthias Muller / Eve Risser / Christian Marien:
Formation < Deviation

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Darkly powerful sonic interaction through transformative use of their instruments, the trio of trombonist Matthias Müller, drummer Christian Marien and pianist Eve Risser obscure their sources through non-traditional techniques, energetically and mysteriously evoking industrial mechanisms with riveting nuance and inventiveness, an exceptional achievement.

Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Con Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour):
Confluence

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Composed by pianist Magda Mayas for an octet of superb avant improvisers including Rhodri Davies, Zeena Parkins, Michael Thieke, Angharad Davies, &c. and performed live at the 2019 Music Unlimited 33, in Wels, Austria, this extended work uses a graphic score to interpret 12 photographs taken over an hour observing the merging waters of the Rhone and the Arve rivers.

Bailey, Derek / Ingar Zach: Seven Bailey, Derek / Ingar Zach:
Seven

(Incus -- UK )

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Bailey, Derek / Susie Ibarra: Daedal Bailey, Derek / Susie Ibarra:
Daedal

(Incus -- UK )

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

(New Braxton House -- USA )

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

Democ, Adrian / Apartment House: Hlaholika Democ, Adrian / Apartment House:
Hlaholika

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Commissioned by Another Timbre for the quarantine commissions series, Hlaholika was developed by composer Adrián Demoč for the Apartment House ensemble as a quintet of violin, double bass, clarinet, viola & piano, using the configurations for 3 other works performed here by Apartment House; plus a piece for an ensemble from the Janacek School of Music in the Czech Republic.

Inclusion Principle (Perez / Archer): The Leaf Factory Fallback Inclusion Principle (Perez / Archer):
The Leaf Factory Fallback

(Discus -- UK )

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The duo of Herve Perez (Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, AXIS) and Discus label leader Martin Archer, both saxophonists and sound artists using a collection of software instruments, organs, computer instruments and field recordings in a live-in-the-studio recording of remarkable electroacoustic performance, blurring free jazz and abstract sound in fascinating ways.

Musson, Rachel: Dreamsing Musson, Rachel:
Dreamsing

(577 -- USA )

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The debut solo album of London tenor saxophonist Rachel Musson, the title a wordplay on the spoken word interactions that accompanying her unique voice on the sax -- gritty melodic lines trading off with unusual asides and techniques -- engaging the listener as she interjects words, phrases and utterance that serve as jumping off points to direct her improvisations.

Mitchell, Roscoe / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter: A Railroad Spike Forms The Voice Mitchell, Roscoe / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter:
A Railroad Spike Forms The Voice

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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The first meeting between Art Ensemble of Chicago saxophone legend Roscoe Mitchell and the long running improvisational trio of Sandy Ewen (guitar), Damon Smith (double bass) and Weasel Walter (drums), in an epic 72-minute recording captured live at Duende in Oakland, CA in 2014, an amazing display contrasting control & chaos, form and deconstruction; exemplary!

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

(Tum -- Finland )

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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 )

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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.

Chicago / Sao Paulo Underground feat Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah and the Underground - Primative Jupite Chicago / Sao Paulo Underground feat Pharoah Sanders:
Pharoah and the Underground - Primative Jupiter [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Live from Lisbon's Jazz em Agosto Festival, cornetist Rob Mazurek merges his Chicago and Sao Paulo Underground bands, adding bassist Matthew Lux and jazz legend tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, for a potent blend of modern jazz, electronics, and free improvised music.

Zwerver, Henk / Raoul van der Weide: Modeles Volatils Zwerver, Henk / Raoul van der Weide:
Modeles Volatils

(Casco Records -- The Netherlands )

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Strings5: Lost In Labyrinth Strings5:
Lost In Labyrinth

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )

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Centazzo, Andrea / Steve Lacy: Scraps Centazzo, Andrea / Steve Lacy:
Scraps

(Ictus -- Italy )

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"Scraps", or leftovers from the recording sessions of soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and drummer/percussionist Andrea Centazzo, the same sessions that yielded the albums Clangs and Tao, with remastered studio and live sessions in Udine, Bologna and other cities in Italy, plus a live recording from an audio cassette with Kent Cart on bass at Teatro Lirico in Milano.

Cleaver, Gerald : Griots Cleaver, Gerald :
Griots

(Positive Elevation/577 Records -- USA )

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Drummer Gerald Cleaver continues his explorations in electronic music, taking his compositions of modular electronics, synthesis, FM tones, and muted drum machines into intricate and wide-ranging territory, compelling through the solid and natural rhythms he imparts to each piece, many of which are titled for musicians who have influenced him.

Giuffre, Jimmy (w / Bley / Swallow): Free Fall Clarinet 1962, Revisited Giuffre, Jimmy (w / Bley / Swallow):
Free Fall Clarinet 1962, Revisited

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

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Reissuing clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre's 1963 Columbia album Free Fall, presenting trio performances with bassist Steve Swallow and pianist Paul Bley recorded after their 1961 European tour, along with duos between Giuffre and Swallow and several solo tracks from the clarinetist himself, propelling himself and his band into his sophisticated, risk-taking chamber jazz compositions.

Kunz, Christopher / Florian Fischer: Die Unwucht Kunz, Christopher / Florian Fischer:
Die Unwucht

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

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The Die Unwucht (The Imbalance) duo of saxophonist Christopher Kunz and drummer Florian Fische was formed to explore jazz tradition while looking for ways to break down restrictive boundaries and create their own forms of expression, achieving a great balance and equality in Kunz' lyrical playing with a Getz/Desmond sound against Fische's active interactions.

Asher, Meira / JC Jones: Myelination 2 Asher, Meira / JC Jones:
Myelination 2

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Spontaneous organic interactions over sounds from the vibrations of the myelin sheath, the protective insulating cover of the nervous system, from bassist JC Jones and vocalist, no-input mixer and Doepfer synthesizer player Meira Asher.

Barba, Rosa / Chad Taylor: In a Perpetual Now of Instantaneous Visibility Barba, Rosa / Chad Taylor:
In a Perpetual Now of Instantaneous Visibility

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Using Rosa Barba's cello and the celluloid of a film projector as an alternative bow to create rich drones, and Chad Taylor's drum kit along with his incredible prowess with a mbira, this NY duo create an incredible set of rhythmically active soundscapes that draws their listener into a wonderfully vivid and richly flowing improvisational world; stunning!

Eastman, Julius : Femenine Eastman, Julius :
Femenine

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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ensemble 0: Variable geometry performs this essential work from composer Julius Eastman, written in 1974 for a chamber ensemble of acoustic and electronic instruments, merging a backbone of hypnotic minimalism with forms of improvisation and points of flexibility for the performers, a great example of Eastman's work and relationship to other contemporary composers.

Leandre, Joelle: Live in Israel Leandre, Joelle:
Live in Israel

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Double CD of bassist Joelle Leandre perforing Solo in Israel, then in duos, trios and a sextet with JC Jones, Assif Tsahar, Albert Beger, Ariel Shibolet, &c.

Leandre, Joelle: Solo: Conversations With Franck Medioni [BOOK + CD + DVD] Leandre, Joelle:
Solo: Conversations With Franck Medioni [BOOK + CD + DVD]

(Kadima Triptych -- Israel )

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Frank Medioni interviewed bassist Joelle Leandre over two years at her home in Paris to create the narrative of this book; also included is a CD and DVD of two solo performances in Piednu and Guelph.

Lewis, James Brandon / Red Lily Quintet (w / William Parker/ Chad Taylor / Kirk Knuffke / Chris Hoff Lewis, James Brandon / Red Lily Quintet (w / William Parker/ Chad Taylor / Kirk Knuffke / Chris Hoffman):
Jesup Wagon

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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Led by tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and peformed by his Red Lily Quintet with Kirk Knuffke on cornet, William Parker on bass & gimbri, Christopher Hoffman on cello and Chad Taylor on drums & mbira, Lewis' work explores and reflects on the legacy of scientist George Washington Carver through 7 remarkable free jazz compositions.

Maroney, Denman / Dominic Lash: All Strung Out Maroney, Denman / Dominic Lash:
All Strung Out

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Double bass and hyperpiano meet in a transatlantic collaboration between pianist Denman Maroney and bassist Dominc Lash, a combination of exhilarating technique and invention from two remarkable players.

Phillips, Barre: Portraits Phillips, Barre:
Portraits

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Master improviser, bassist Barre Phillips performing live in 2001 as part of the Thomastik-Infeld "Bass Encounters" event, unique, unusual and lyrical approaches to the instrument.

Rempis, Dave w/ Tomeka Reid / Joshua Abrams  / Tim Daisy / Tyler Damon: The Covid Tapes [2 CDs] Rempis, Dave w/ Tomeka Reid / Joshua Abrams / Tim Daisy / Tyler Damon:
The Covid Tapes [2 CDs]

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Documenting the efforts by saxophonist and label leader Dave Rempis to continue his creative output during the pandemic, in a 2-CD set with solo pieces from weekly streamed performances at his practice space, alongside duo & trio performances from outdoor concerts including collaborators Tomeka Reid on cello, Joshua Abrams on bass, and Tim Daisy or Tyler Damon on drums.

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Question And Answer 1966 [2 CDs] Spontaneous Music Ensemble:
Question And Answer 1966 [2 CDs]

(Rhythm and Blues -- UK )

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Exploring the roots of the SME, this illuminating disc presents a full concert from 1966 of an early configuration performing in a mode closer to what listeners might consider "jazz", from John Stevens (drums), Trevor Watts (sax), Paul Rutherford (trombone) and Bruce Cale (bass), plus a studio session from later that year and a 1/2 hour Q&A session discussing improvisation.

TtD (Nasuno Mitsuru /  Tatsuya Yoshida): Teneleven the Duo TtD (Nasuno Mitsuru / Tatsuya Yoshida):
Teneleven the Duo

(Fourth Hand Record -- Japan )

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Concentrating the Teneleven quintet to a duo in the core of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, Korekyojinn) and bassist & electronic device guru Mitsuru Nasuno (Altered States, Fushitsusha, Ground Zero), for eleven tracks of energetic interactive rock improvisations, alternating between "TdD" pieces of burning improvisations and introspective "Afterglows".

Rileys, The (Terry Riley / Gyan Riley): Way Out Yonder Rileys, The (Terry Riley / Gyan Riley):
Way Out Yonder

(Sri Moonshine Music -- USA )

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The 2nd live release from the duo of iconic American composer and minimalist pioneer Terry Riley and his guitarist/composer son Gyan Riley, comprised of spontaneous improvisations and compositions by both Terry and Gyan captured during three performances in Canada, Japan and the US, with Gyan performing on electric guitar and Terry Riley on piano, voice, melodica and electronics.

Lopez, Francisco: Untitled (2019) [CD + DOWNLOAD] Lopez, Francisco:
Untitled (2019) [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Prolific sound artist Francisco López, with more than 378 diverse works composed over 40 years, from nearly silent to overwhelming swells of sonic force, here in a set of eight pieces composed from different source materials, pieces and origins, using field recordings, synthetics and sources of mysterious origin, paced and placed in profound and breathtaking ways.

Kouw, Matthijs: The Great Image Has No Form [CD + DOWNLOAD] Kouw, Matthijs:
The Great Image Has No Form [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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"On this album, Matthijs Kouw presents pensive and melancholic drone-driven music driven by his long-time interest in Daoism and inspired by his visit to the Wudang mountains in China in 2007, where he studied Chinese meditation and mar...

Gintas K: Variations in a - moll for a granular synthesis [CD + DOWNLOAD] Gintas K:
Variations in a - moll for a granular synthesis [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Six variations in Lithuanian sound artist and composer Gintas K's work composed during an art residency in MoKS (moks.ee), Estonia, each variation between 8 to 12 minutes long evolving interactions between granulated and continuously shifting computer generated sounds, thick electronics that leaves space amidst the synthetics to create digestible and intriguingly compelling works.

Comes & Simonis: Regering [CD + DOWNLOAD Comes & Simonis:
Regering [CD + DOWNLOAD

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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"With the album 'Regering' (dutch for 'Government') the duo Martijn Comes and Lukas Simonis release their first record together. The title and track names are derived from the works of B. Traven (aka Ret Marut), which says something abo...

Vujanic, Daniel: Prosopagnosia [CD + DOWNLOAD] Vujanic, Daniel:
Prosopagnosia [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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"On this album Daniel Vujanic tried to create a musical system with moods, dynamics and melodic ramifications through non-musical approaches, components and source material. Or - simply put: to alter and to transform identifiable synthe...

Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas): Live At The Underground Water Reservoir Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas):
Live At The Underground Water Reservoir

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Using the natural resonance of the Liepkalnis underground water reservoir in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Katarsis4 saxophone quartet of Arminas Bizys, Algirdas Janonis, Danielius Pancerovas and Kazimieras Jusinskas merge free improvisation, both melodic and through extended tetechniques, with composed forms and folk music, capturing this extended work of beguiling and powerful music.

Mockunas, Liuda (w/ Yoshihide / Sakata / Umezu / Koketsu / Hayashi): In Residency at Bitches Brew Mockunas, Liuda (w/ Yoshihide / Sakata / Umezu / Koketsu / Hayashi):
In Residency at Bitches Brew

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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While in a residency in 2018 at the Yokohama, Japan jazz club Bitches Brew, Lithuanian saxophonist had the opportunity to perform in duos and trios with some of Japan's most famous improvising reed players--Kazutoki Umezu, Masayo Koketsu, Akira Sakata and Eiichi Hayashi--and also in a trio with Kazutoki Umezu and Otomo Yoshihide performing on electric guitar.

Wandering The Sound Quintet (Satoko Fujii / Guillermo Gregorio / Natsuki Tamuyra / Rafat Mazur / Ram Wandering The Sound Quintet (Satoko Fujii / Guillermo Gregorio / Natsuki Tamuyra / Rafat Mazur / Ramon Lopez):
What Is...?

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The first Wandering The Sound album in 2018 was the trio of Argentinian reedist Guillermo Gregorio, Spanish drummer Ramón López and Polish bassist Rafał Mazur, here extended to a quintet with pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura for a 2019 concert at Alchemia in Poland, a masterful example of free improv based on a poem by Ikkyu Sojun, a Zen master from the 15th century.

Musicworks: #139 Spring/Summer 2021 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#139 Spring/Summer 2021 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Spring/Summer issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine, including an 11-track CD of music from the artists covered in each issue, with articles: Sobey Art Award wubber Lou Shppard; a 30-page section exploring climate emergency through nine sound and music artists; Brooklyn-based composer and violist Tanya Kalmanovitch; Ashley Au; James Goddard; David Psutka; &c. &c!

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

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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

Cherry, Don: The Summer House Sessions [2 CDs] Cherry, Don:
The Summer House Sessions [2 CDs]

(Blank Forms -- USA )

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In July 1968 trumpeter Don Cherry assembled a group of Swedish musicians--Bernt Rosengren (sax & winds), Tommy Koverhult (saxophone & winds), Leif Wennerström (drums), Torbjörn Hultcrantz (bass), Jacques Thollot (drums) & Kent Carter (bass)--recording their session with the intention of a releasing an album that never happened, the tapes now re-discovered 50 years later and finally available!

Cherry, Don New Researches Feat Nana Vasconcelos: Organic Music Theatre Festival de Chateauvallon 19 Cherry, Don New Researches Feat Nana Vasconcelos:
Organic Music Theatre Festival de Chateauvallon 1972 [2 CDs]

(Blank Forms -- USA )

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In July 1968 trumpeter Don Cherry assembled a group of Swedish musicians--Bernt Rosengren (sax & winds), Tommy Koverhult (saxophone & winds), Leif Wennerström (drums), Torbjörn Hultcrantz (bass), Jacques Thollot (drums) & Kent Carter (bass)--recording their session with the intention of releasing an album that never happened, the tapes now re-discovered 50 years later and finally available!

Haco: Nova Naturo Haco:
Nova Naturo

(Someone Good -- Australia )

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Drawing inspiration from mythologies surrounding ideas of rebirth, Haco's unique sense of ambience within song structures creates beautiful environments of rich detail and encompassing warmth, performed with an eclectic group including improvising guitarist Manuel Adnot, pianist Tetsuji Matsuo, Stabilo (Speaker Gain Teardrop), Tarnovski (Gurun Gurun), and Keiichi Sugimoto (Vegpher).

Various Artists: Sharp, Elliott Presents I Never Metaguitar 5: Solo Guitars For The 21st Century Various Artists:
Sharp, Elliott Presents I Never Metaguitar 5: Solo Guitars For The 21st Century

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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Elliott Sharp's fifth compilation bringing a diverse and global view on modern solo guitar work continues the series on a new record label and with the same exceptional ear for superb musicians, here including Anthony Pirog, David Watson, Liberty Ellman, Matteo Liberatore, Mike Baggetta, Chris Vine, Craig Green, Jerome Harris, Philip L'Epee, Will Bernard, &c.

Arcane Device: Nodes Arcane Device:
Nodes

(pulsewidth -- USA )

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"The twentieth album from Arcane Device since 1989. Recorded at Pulsewidth 2020-21."-Pulsewidth

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Gjerstad, Frode / Isach Skeidsvoll: Twenty Fingers Gjerstad, Frode / Isach Skeidsvoll:
Twenty Fingers

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A sparkling and energetic encounter between Norwegian saxophone legend Frode Gjerstad and fellow Norwegian and relative newcomer, pianist Isach Skeidsvoll of groups Bear Brother and Garrubo Band, the two spurring each other to intense levels of interaction, stepping back at times for introspective moments only to plunge forward in a wonderfully enthusiastic dialog.

Phillips / Butcher / Solberg: We met - and then Phillips / Butcher / Solberg:
We met - and then

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The debut of the advanced and innovative collaboration between improviser and prominent double bass Barre Phillips, British saxophonist John Butcher and Norwegian drummer, percussionist and improviser, Stale Liavik Solberg, recording at the Blow out Festival in Oslo, Norway in 2019, and at Offene Ohren, Einstein Kultur, in Munchen, Germany in 2018.

Parker, Jeff / Rob Mazurek: Some Jellyfish Live Forever Parker, Jeff / Rob Mazurek:
Some Jellyfish Live Forever

(RogueArt -- France )

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Chicago guitarist Jeff Parker and cornetist Rob Mazurek have collaborated for more than 20 years in a variety of ensembles, heard here in their first ever duo, condensing their creative use of lyrical, textural and technical skills into this outstanding album.

Bradford, Bobby / Tom Heasley / Ken Rosser: Varistar Bradford, Bobby / Tom Heasley / Ken Rosser:
Varistar

(Full Bleed Music -- USA )

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1999 recordings from the trio of cornetist Bobby Bradford, Tuba player Tom Heasley and guitarist Ken Rosser, bridging chamber and free jazz with a unique orchestration.

Clement, Joda / Tim Olive / Mathieu Ruhlmann: Eidolon Clement, Joda / Tim Olive / Mathieu Ruhlmann:
Eidolon

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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"A three-way collaboration from two different sessions in Vancouver, September 2018 and June 2019, with Joda Clement (Korg MS-20, harmonium, glockenspiel, feedback), Mathieu Ruhlmann (ukelin, cymbal, tapes, objects) and Olive (magnetic ...

Dempster / Heasley / Rieman: Echoes of Syros Dempster / Heasley / Rieman:
Echoes of Syros

(Full Bleed Music -- USA )

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After playing with Deep Listening trombonist Stuart Dempster at Fort Worden the two added Eric Glick Rieman on prepared Rhodes electric piano for these rich acoustic and electronic improvisations.

Eubanks, Bryan / Xavier Lopez: Natural Realms Eubanks, Bryan / Xavier Lopez:
Natural Realms

(Sacred Realism -- Germany )

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"Between 2014 and 2018 Bryan Eubanks and Xavier Lopez developed an analog networked duo music based on the harmonics of random feedback, using this information to shape generative rhythms and other juxtapositions in real time. Adding so...

Feldman, Barbara Monk : Verses Feldman, Barbara Monk :
Verses

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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"I have been thinking about what is inside and what is outside. The everyday life and tragedy of what goes on around you, and the fact that to accomplish anything you need the isolation in the studio - I think about this moral issue. An...



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