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Compact Discs


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

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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

Beins / Rowe: Grain Beins / Rowe:
Grain

(Zarek -- Germany )

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The meeting of AMM guitarist Keith Rowe with Burkhard Beins on percussion, two studio sessions and one live recording, sparse and subtle improv of the highest standard.

Brainhack Musicbox (Bobrytsky / Lisovsky / Boldenko): Brownarium Brainhack Musicbox (Bobrytsky / Lisovsky / Boldenko):
Brownarium

(Brainhack Musicbox -- Ukraine )

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Each track named after a mythical Scottish character, the Ukrainian trio of Stanislav Bobrytsky on modular synth, Pavlo Lisovsky on tenor saxophone and Anton Boldenko on viola create a music merging free jazz principles with modular synthetic drone, creating an orchestral sound that still elucidates the detail of their uniquely orchestrated, rich sonic explorations.

Gustafsson, Mats / Otomo Yoshihide: Duo / Timing Gustafsson, Mats / Otomo Yoshihide:
Duo / Timing

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Meeting at GOK Sound studio in Kichijoji, Japan in front of a small audience, Swedish baritone saxophonist Mats Gustafsson (The Thing, Fire!) also performing on flutephone and live electronics, and Otomo Yoshihide (Ground-Zero, Regenorchester) performing on guitar, turntable and banjo, recorded these eight amazing improvisations of unusual and unique attitudes and timing.

Sharp's, Elliott Terraplane: Century Sharp's, Elliott Terraplane:
Century

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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An unflinching look at life in post-Reconstruction America, commemorating the anniversary of Nancy Cunard's 1934 collection of African-American writings, poems, and song lyrics titled Negro: An Anthology, from Elliott Sharp's Terraplane, with vocalists Tracie Morris, Eric Mingus, Mikel Banks, and instrumentalist including Sharp, Dave Hofstra, recordings from Hubert Sumlin, &c.

Lee, Yoon-Ji : Padong Lee, Yoon-Ji :
Padong

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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Five compositions from Yoon-Ji Lee, whose work employs unconventional and nonlinear structures that focus on quick transformations of language, noise, texture, and tonal color, here with five works, one performed by JACK Quartet & Mivos Quaret, a work for solo Saenghwang, a solo piano work, a string quartet, and a mixed chamber ensemble.

Ciao Ciao Cello: Quiero Ver A Ese Monstruo Ciao Ciao Cello:
Quiero Ver A Ese Monstruo

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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The Berlin-based trio of guitarist Beat Keller performing on feedbacker electric guitar & acoustic guitar, innovative tuba improviser Jack Adler-McKean and Spanish vocalist & performance artist Lorena Izquierdo Aparicio take on their monsters in five unique and disturbing improvisations recorded in the studio, as they "dance on the fine line between terror and joy".

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Negative Infinity Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Negative Infinity

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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Adhering to the tenets of "Dissonance, Speed, Aggression, Weirdness, and Singularity", Weasel Walter leads his Flying Luttenbachers in their 15th album of no wave, punk jazz & brutal prog, Weasel switching to guitar and yielding the drum chair to Sam Ospovat, as the band rips through ridiculously complex twists and turns, even taking on Albert Ayler's strange '66/'67 musical suites.

Coltrane, John: Chasin The Trane, Revisited Coltrane, John:
Chasin The Trane, Revisited

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

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The 4-night engagement at the Village Vanguard in November 1961 with sidemen Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Jimmy Garrison & Elvin Jones resulted in saxophonist John Coltrane's 1962 "Live at the Village Vanguard" album, his evolving freedom surprisingly divisive and even decried as "anti-jazz", here reissued and remastered with a bonus version of "Spiritual".

Butcher, John / Dominic Lash / John Russell / Mark Sanders: Discernment Butcher, John / Dominic Lash / John Russell / Mark Sanders:
Discernment

(Spoonhunt -- UK )

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An album of perceptive free improvisation recorded live at London's Cafe OTO from the quartet of John Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones, Dominic Lash on double bass, John Russell on guitar and Mark Sanders on drums & percussion, three "discerning" and one "discerned" dialogs of discriminating sophistication that only four such masterful and experienced musicians can convey.

Charuest, Yves / Benedict Taylor: Knotted Threads Charuest, Yves / Benedict Taylor:
Knotted Threads

(Inexhaustible Editions/Tour De Bras -- France )

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Canadian saxophonist Yves Charuest and London-based violist Benedict Taylor found common ground in their first meetings in London in 2017, improvising together and performing at Mopomoso, Charuest then inviting Taylor to Montreal in the winter of 2019 for duo performances, leading to this excellent album of confidently fragile interaction and agile attention.

Consorts: Distinctions Consorts:
Distinctions

(Spoonhunt -- UK )

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Composer Dominic Lash's Consort ensemble explores the possibilities of combining sustained-tone music, guided & free improvisation, and the relationship between acoustic and amplified sound, heard in this evolving, extended concert at Café Oto on Lash's 40th birthday, in a unique mix of acoustic & electronic instruments that even includes an amplified kitchen sink!

Fujii, Satoko: Piano Music Fujii, Satoko:
Piano Music

(Libra -- Japan )

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A stunning sound collage made from recorded fragments of Fujii's studio piano, captured inside and out using traditional piano sonorities and preparations that often microscopically detail the instrument, then edited into two electroacoustic compositions of startling and unexpected expansiveness and wonder; a unique and fascinating release in Fujii's large oeuvre.

Garcia, Violeta / Emilie Girard-Charest: Impermanence Garcia, Violeta / Emilie Girard-Charest:
Impermanence

(Inexhaustible Editions/Tour De Bras -- France )

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Slippery confluence to taut string friction in the duo of Argentinian cellist & improviser Violeta Garcia and Quebec cellist Emilie Girard-Charest, both bringing impressive improvisational resumes and classical grounding to their uniquely informed dialogs, heard in a five part album exploring a remarkable range of technical skill and expression.

Lash, Dominic Quartet (w / Carmona / Tejero / Ward): Limulus Lash, Dominic Quartet (w / Carmona / Tejero / Ward):
Limulus

(Spoonhunt -- UK )

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Honing their conversation in their third release as a band, British double bassist Dominic Lash's Quartet with Javier Carmona on drums & percussion, Ricardo Tejero on alto saxophone and Alex Ward on electric guitar are heard live at Cafe OTO in London, Lash providing all compositions and arrangements over six wide-ranging, edgy and innovative improvisations; outstanding!

Myers, David Lee: Reduced to a Geometrical Point Myers, David Lee:
Reduced to a Geometrical Point

(Cronica -- Spain )

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Using feedback matrices, oscillator banks and multi-processing, NYC sound and feedback artist David Lee Myers, A.K.A. Arcane Device, references the quote from metaphysics scholar Frithjof Schuon--"You must detach your life from an awareness of the multiple and reduce it to a geometrical point before God"--which he manifests in four focused works of rich, slowly evolving sound.

Parker, Evan Electroacoustic Quartet: Concert in Iwaki Parker, Evan Electroacoustic Quartet:
Concert in Iwaki

(Uchimizu Records -- Japan )

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Requested to organize a Japanese tour focused on the electroacoustic aspects of Evan Parker's work, the saxophonist distilled his larger Electracoustic Ensemble to the quartet of himself, Paul Lytton on percussion & live electronics, Joel Ryan on computer and Lawrence Casserley on signal processing, heard here in the resonant space of the Iwaki City Art Museum in Fukushima.

Ronn, Christian / Bob Bellerue : Intoku Inversions Ronn, Christian / Bob Bellerue :
Intoku Inversions

(Anarchy Moon Recordings/Nishe -- USA )

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Beautiful long-form drones and harmonic interactions develop and are then shaken up with sonic deformations and collisions, returning to beautiful environments and then reversed once again, from the duo of sonic explorers Bob Bellerue and Christian Ronn, recording in Copenhagen using organs, electronics, winds, and feedback to create these wonderfully alien domains.

Allum, Jennifer / John Butcher / Ute Kanngiesser / Eddie Prevost: Sounds of Assembly Allum, Jennifer / John Butcher / Ute Kanngiesser / Eddie Prevost:
Sounds of Assembly

(Meenna -- Japan )

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Assembled in London to improvise music for Stewart Morgan's film Eddie Prevost's Blood, this release adds much more material beyond the soundtrack, in a superb example of free and charged creative improvisation seeking unique combinations of expression, from Jennifer Allum on violin, John Butcher on saxophones, Ute Kanngiesser on cello and Eddie Prevost on percussion.

Vicente, Luis / Vasco Trilla: Made of Mist Vicente, Luis / Vasco Trilla:
Made of Mist

(577 Records -- USA )

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Mist and mystery in pensive and meticulous improvisation from the Portuguese duo of trumpeter Luis Vicente and percussionist Vasco Trilla, their 2nd studio album after their 2019 Clean Feed release, exploring textures and timbres through extended techniques and detailed percussive interaction, as confident expressions rise and submerges in a wonderfully abstracted haze.

Preliminary Saturation (de Turck / Jaspers / Smolders): You Are The Universe Preliminary Saturation (de Turck / Jaspers / Smolders):
You Are The Universe

(Moving Furniture -- Netherlands )

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In 2004, sound artist Jos Smolders released his Textures and Mobiles album on the CONV label; so taken by the sound, which is based on dtmf and ccitt tones generated by phones and pure sine waves, the Preliminary Saturation duo of Steffan de Turck and Wouter Jaspers created these three diverse edits and remixes of the album, one for a live performance at Smolder's 2006 birthday party.

Garcia, Violeta / Chris Pitsiokos: Uanmortaim Garcia, Violeta / Chris Pitsiokos:
Uanmortaim

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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From fractured and fragmented to assertively raw improvisation in the unusual pairing of saxophone and cello from Chris Pitsiokos on alto and Argentinian cellist Violeta Garcia, using intense approaches to their instruments in a reactive set of 11 concise dialogs, a well-matched meeting of innovative improvisers uniquely responding to and clearly enjoying an eccentric conversation.

Rogers, Erin: 2000 Miles Rogers, Erin:
2000 Miles

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Focusing intently on multiphonics and long-form statements on the saxophone, the second solo album from Canadian-American saxophonist based in New York City, Erin Rogers, is a tour-de-force of unusual language on the instrument, exploring every inch from the reeds to the pads in manners uniquely harrowing, ingenious, awe-filled, unorthodox, and always inspired.

Niblock, Phill: NuDaf Niblock, Phill:
NuDaf

(XI Records -- USA )

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An extended electroacoustic composition from composer Phil Niblock based on recordings captured at Marcus Schmickler's Piethopraxis studio in Koln of bassoonist Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, layering her playing and using multiphonics to create beautifully rich textures that slowly evolve, shifting in hypnotic ways as the pieces arches and descends through harmonic interaction.

Bellerue, Bob (feat. Brandon Lopez / Luke Stewart / Jessica Pavone): Radioactive Desire [2 CDs] Bellerue, Bob (feat. Brandon Lopez / Luke Stewart / Jessica Pavone):
Radioactive Desire [2 CDs]

(Elevator Bath -- USA )

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A fascinating work for free chamber music in feedback environments devised by sound artist Bob Bellerue and employing the talents of improvisers Brandon Lopez & Luke Stewart (double bass), Jessica Pavone (viola), Gabby Fluke-Mogul (violin) and Ed Bear (baritone sax), Bellerue performing on electronics, unattended instruments, feedback, suling gambuh, junk metal & cymbals.

Carl, Rudiger / Joel Grip / Sven-Ake Johansson: In Early November Carl, Rudiger / Joel Grip / Sven-Ake Johansson:
In Early November

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Two European Free Improvisation legends--Prussian clarinetist Rudiger Carl and Swedish drummer Sven-Ake Johansson--join with younger double bassist Joel Grip (Umlaut Records) for three improvised "Inflections" performed live at Au Topsi Pohl in Berlin, superb examples of the historical depth of free jazz across Europe and the continuing energy each new generation brings.

Prehn, Tom Quartet: Centrifuga & Solhverv Prehn, Tom Quartet:
Centrifuga & Solhverv

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Two early free jazz masterpieces from 1964 never released in their day, from Danish pianist Tom Prehn and his Kvartet with Poul Ehlers on bass, Fritz Krogh on tenor saxophone and featuring drummer Finn Slumstrup, the close mic recording bring their swinging and enthusiastic music to the foreground in an adventurous album that absolutely demands to be heard!

Taylor, Cecil & Sunny Murray: Corona Taylor, Cecil & Sunny Murray:
Corona

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Beginning with an 8-member vocal incantation led by Taylor himself, this incredible reunion concert between pianist Cecil Taylor and drummer Sunny Murray was recorded by the FMP label in 1996 at the Total Music Meeting in Podewil, Berlin, an incredible display of pyrotechnical playing with an exultant excitement through three "sector" improvisations; extraordinary!

CP Unit (Pitsiokis / Lisabeth / Fraser / Nazary): Riding Photon Time CP Unit (Pitsiokis / Lisabeth / Fraser / Nazary):
Riding Photon Time

(Eleatic Records -- USA )

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The first live album from the CP Unit led by alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos and his quartet with Sam Lisabeth on electric guitar, Henry Fraser on electric bass and Jason Nazary on drums & electronics, captured live at the 2018 Moers Festival in Germany in 8 compositions drawn from previous studio tracks and two new pieces; thrilling and brilliant modern jazz!

Pitsiokis, Chris Quartet ( w/ Smiley / Fraser / Nazary): One Eye with a Microscope Attached Pitsiokis, Chris Quartet ( w/ Smiley / Fraser / Nazary):
One Eye with a Microscope Attached

(Eleatic Records -- USA )

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Taking an angular approach to modern jazz that reminds of Steve Coleman/Five Elements, New York alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos provides the compositions for the six improvisations on this live album recorded at Seizure's Palace, in Brooklyn in a quartet with Andrew Smiley on electric guitar, Henry Fraser on electric bass and Jason Nazary on drums.

Free Range Rat: Nut Club Free Range Rat:
Nut Club

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Le GGRIL: Sommes [3 CDs] Le GGRIL:
Sommes [3 CDs]

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

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A magnificent triple-CD set from the Quebec creative ensemble GGRIL performing the works of Frederic Blondy, Robert Marcel Lepage, Lisa Cay Miller, Malcolm Goldstein, Caroline Kraabel, Allison Cameron, Martin Arnold, Lori Freedman, Michel F. Cote, Jean Derome and Gus Garside, a significant and beautifully packaged release from one of Canada's most important new music groups.

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.

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.

Finn, James Trio: Plaza de Toros Finn, James Trio:
Plaza de Toros

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Fox, Billy Blackbirds and Bullets: Dulces Fox, Billy Blackbirds and Bullets:
Dulces

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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NY percussionist Billy Fox in a septet playing compositions influenced by music from South Asia, The Middle East and Africa, filtered into compelling compositions for jazz ensemble.

Heasley, Tom: Where the Earth Meets the Sky Heasley, Tom:
Where the Earth Meets the Sky

(Hypnos -- USA )

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Yanagawa, Homei: Homura Yanagawa, Homei:
Homura

(Armageddon Nova -- Japan )

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Two extended pieces of solo free improvisation from Japanese alto saxophonist Homei Yanagawa, aka Yoshinori Yanagawa, who regularly performs solo, releasing this album 30 years after his first solo album in 1991, Ground and Figure, here recording in the studio for confidently active and diverse approaches to solo expression; engaging and absorbing work.

As If 3 (Bommel / Weide / Janssen): Klinkklaar As If 3 (Bommel / Weide / Janssen):
Klinkklaar

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )

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Bassist Raoul van der Weide formed this sophisticated Dutch piano trio with pianist Frank van Bommel and drummer Wim Janssen (the latter two part of Guus Janssen's trio) exploring instant composition in a variety of conceptual approaches, including richly lyrical music, darkly mysterious environments, and spirited and inventive interplay; an accomplished and encompassing album.

Schmoliner, Ingrid / Hamid Drake: Awon Ona [2 CDs] Schmoliner, Ingrid / Hamid Drake:
Awon Ona [2 CDs]

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )

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An outstanding pair of concerts from Austrian pianist & vocalist Igrid Schmoliner and Chicago drummer & percussionist Hamid Drake, Schmoliner coming from a compositional/avant background, Drake merging jazz and world approaches to his playing, together creating something wonderfully informed and exciting, making their complex interplay radiantly lucid to their audience.

Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald / Paul Plimley: At One Time - Improvisations for Cecil Taylor Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald / Paul Plimley:
At One Time - Improvisations for Cecil Taylor

(Metalanguage -- USA )

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In tribute to late free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the West Coast/Vancouver trio of guitarist Henry Kaiser, alto saxophonist John Oswald and vibraphonist Paul Plimley explore the intention of Taylor's singular style in six anagrammatically titled improvisations, with Chicago violinist Tracy Silverman joining for the massive "Oceans Felons Salad", and Scott Amendola joing for "fir loom".

Le Trio Expansible: L'Atelier de musique experimentale [CD w/ BOOK] Le Trio Expansible:
L'Atelier de musique experimentale [CD w/ BOOK]

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Exploring the history of improvisation in Montreal, Tour de Bras issues this unreleased 1973 recording from Le Trio Expansible of Yves Bouliane (Ensemble Supermusique) on double bass, Bernard Gagnon on guitar and Robert Marcel Lepage (Ambiances Magnetiques) on clarinet, including archival documents from the Experimental Music Workshop with texts by co-founder Raymond Gervais.

SuperKlang (Aurier / Lemetre): SuperKlang SuperKlang (Aurier / Lemetre):
SuperKlang

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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An effusive album of violin and percussion, fueled by the Iranian zarb drum and augmented with an eclectic mix of frame drums, nyckelharp and Tibetan bowls, from the French duo of violinist Frederic Aurier and percussionist Sylvain Lemetre, both trained classical musicians drawn to jazz forms, their duo an eclectically enjoyable blend of experimental and danceable, joyful music.

Umlaut Big Band: Mary's Ideas [2 CDs] Umlaut Big Band:
Mary's Ideas [2 CDs]

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Rare and newly discovered works from jazz composer and pianist Mary Lou Williams performed by the Umlaut Big Band in their series of portraits of forgotten jazz artist, here taking a broad look at the prodigious career of this essential and gifted pianist, composer & arranger, whose influence on swing and early be-bop deserves this fitting and inclusive overview.

Mitchell, Roscoe : Dots: Pieces For Percussion And Woodwinds Mitchell, Roscoe :
Dots: Pieces For Percussion And Woodwinds

(Wide Hive -- USA )

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Using his own percussion array, particularly bells and ringing objects, and a variety of woodwinds focused around the saxophone family, AACM legend Roscoe Mitchell recorded these 19 compositions at his home studio during the pandemic lockdowns, creating fascinatingly introspective, atmospheric and resonant environments over which he distinctively overdubs his saxophone.

Paulo, Joao: Memorias De Quem Paulo, Joao:
Memorias De Quem

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Smith, Wadada Leo / Henry Kaiser / Alex Varty: Pacifica Koral Reef Smith, Wadada Leo / Henry Kaiser / Alex Varty:
Pacifica Koral Reef

(577 Records -- USA )

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Interpreting trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's Ankhrasmation graphic score--the term joining the Egyptian symbol for life, the Ethiopian word for leader and the universal term for mother--Smith and guitarists Alex Varty & Henry Kaiser use the rich combination of visual cues and musical notation to record this rapturous and unduplicable album of profound and engaging improvisation.

Sanford, David Big Band (feat Hugh Ragin): A Prayer For Lester Bowie Sanford, David Big Band (feat Hugh Ragin):
A Prayer For Lester Bowie

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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Active since 2013, David Sanford's powerful 20-piece big band based in New York City presents six Sanford originals, along with an effusive arrangement of Dizzy Gillespie's bop composition "Dizzy Atmosphere", the focal point of the album a large and spiritual work composed by trumpeter Hugh Ragin dedicated to and inspired by late trumpeter Lester Bowie.

Berner, Palu / Michael Moore: Amulet [2 CDs] Berner, Palu / Michael Moore:
Amulet [2 CDs]

(Ramboy -- Netherlands )

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More uncommon than than the sax/drum duo format, reedist Michael Moore performs on clarinet and Paul Berner on contrabass, releasing this double CD of intimately recorded duos, an eclectic mix of standards and original compositions in a lovely and engaging set of lyrical and succinct expression from two eloquent and passionate improvisers.

Zorn, John: Chaos Magick Zorn, John:
Chaos Magick

(Tzadik -- USA )

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"Chaos Magick" is a contemporary magical practice based on the ideas of Austin Osman Spare, influencing the work of William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, and Aleister Crowley, and here inspiring the compositions of John Zorn for his Simulacrum ensemble of Kenny Grohowski on drums & percussion, Matt Hollenberg on electric guitar, Brian Marsella on electric piano and John Medeski on organ.

Zorn, John: Meditations On The Tarot Zorn, John:
Meditations On The Tarot

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The followup to John Zorns' 2019 CD The Hierophant, exploring the single Tarot card of the same name, this album performed by pianist Brian Marsella's Trio with Kenny Wollesen on drums and Trevor Dunn on bass, continues Zorn's exploration into the mystery of the occult through the remaining 13 cards, rendered as lyrical and sophisticated jazz compositions.

Barnes, Tim: All Acoustics Barnes, Tim:
All Acoustics

(Quakebasket -- USA )

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"Percussionist Tim Barnes has a history of playing with experimentally minded folk like Jim O'Rourke, Ikue Mori, and many members of Japan's free improvisation scene. That he would release a solo percussion album as his first independen...

Dorner, Axel: Untitled [3''CD] Dorner, Axel:
Untitled [3''CD]

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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A companion of sorts to the Euphorium release from Leimgruber/Turner/Dorner/da Boff/Flesh, London/Leipzig/Luzern, trumpeter Axel Dörner breaks off solo for an extended improvisation recorded at the same studio on the same day in Leipzig, employing his unique approach to the instrument in an 18-minute exploration of tone, timbre, and unexpected brass utterance.

Euphorium_freakestra: Free Electric Supergroup [2 CDs] Euphorium_freakestra:
Free Electric Supergroup [2 CDs]

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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Since 2002 this large ensemble electric supergroup or "freakestra" has performed uncompromising free improvisation that draws on the best of modern approaches in a staggering display of style and technique.

Expanse Meets The JMDE Quartet: Scope Expanse Meets The JMDE Quartet:
Scope

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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David Peck's Grand Aesthetic approach to compositional structures for groupings of any size and orchestral combination leads to unexpected and sometimes exotic results, as heard in this live and monumental performance of his Expanse project expanded with percussionist Michael Knoblach, David Welans on flutes, Eric Dahlman on trumpet and Jimmy Zhao on Chinese instruments.

Leimgruber / Turner / Dorner / da Boff / Flesh: London / Leipzig / Luzern Leimgruber / Turner / Dorner / da Boff / Flesh:
London / Leipzig / Luzern

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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Leimgruber, Urs: Untitled [3'' CD] Leimgruber, Urs:
Untitled [3'' CD]

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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A companion of sorts to the Euphorium release from Leimgruber/Turner/Dorner/da Boff/Flesh, London/Leipzig/Luzern, soprano saxophone Urs Leimgruber breaks off solo for an extended improvisation recorded at the same studio on the same day in Leipzig....

  Resende, Julio:
Assim Falava Jazzatustra

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Pianist Julio Resende's International Quartet with Spanish saxophonist Perico Sambeat, Norway's Ole Morten Vagan on bass, &c., modern jazz plus one Pink Floyd cover(!).

Amado, Rodrigo / This Is Our Language Quartet: Let The Free Be Men Amado, Rodrigo / This Is Our Language Quartet:
Let The Free Be Men

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Referencing Ornette Coleman in the group name, Portuguese tenor saxophonist engages three US free jazz players--legendary saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee, double bassist Kent Kessler and drummer Chris Corsano--for this 2017 concert at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, capturing four exemplary, at times explosive, and always tightly interactive collective improvisations.

Conly, Sean: The Buzz Conly, Sean:
The Buzz

(577 Records -- USA )

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A mix of lyrical, free and traditional compositions, the majority from leader, New York bassist Sean Conly, along with pieces from long-time collaborator Michael Attias, Sam Rivers and Paul Motian, performed in the piano trio format with drummer Francisco Mela and pianist Leo Genovese, in a great balance of jazz steeped in tradition but living fully in the present.

Jeong, Eunhye: Nolda Jeong, Eunhye:
Nolda

(ESP Disk -- USA )

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The title referring to the Korean word for "play" in a sense of transcending physical reality without abandoning it, pianist Eunhye Jeong, aka Chi-Da, presents a playful and free-flowing enjoyment in nine original compositions, revealing discerning experience and a nimble approach to her instrument as she explores a diverse range of moods through impressive technical skill.

Mofaya! (John Dikeman / Jaimie Branch / Luke Stewart / Aleksandar Skoric): Like One Long Dream Mofaya! (John Dikeman / Jaimie Branch / Luke Stewart / Aleksandar Skoric):
Like One Long Dream

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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A fiery record of collective free improvisation from the Mofaya! Quartet of American saxophonist based in The Netherlands John Dikeman, Chicago trumpeter Jaimie Branch, US East Coast bassist Luke Stewart and Slovenian drummer Aleksandar Skoric, recording live at Roze Tanker in Amsterdam for three exhilarating improvisations that embody US & European Free Jazz forms.

Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi: Churning of the Ocean Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi:
Churning of the Ocean

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Dark, often unsettling and rich in detail and innuendo, bassist Marc Urselli brings together this quartet with Lee Ranaldo on guitar, pedals & bells, Jim Jarmusch on guitars, pedals & synth, and Balazs Pandi on drums for their second album of sublimely tension-filled improvisation, patiently building to stealthy momentum and retreating back into night.

Blue Lines Sextet (Rave / Maris / Wierbos / Scheen / van der Weide / Hadow): Live At The BIMhuis Blue Lines Sextet (Rave / Maris / Wierbos / Scheen / van der Weide / Hadow):
Live At The BIMhuis

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )

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An exceptional live concert of original compositions from pianist Michiel Scheen alongside insightful interpretations of pieces from Charlie Haden and Charles Mingus, plus six collective instant compositions, from the Amsterdam sextet of Scheen, Ada Rave on reeds, Bart Maris on trumpets, Wolter Wierbos on trombone, Raoul van der Weide on bass and George Hadow on drums.

Blue Lines Trio (Scheen / van der Weide / Hadow): Blue Lines Trio Blue Lines Trio (Scheen / van der Weide / Hadow):
Blue Lines Trio

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )

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With all the tongue-in-cheek aspects of Dutch improvisers, the piano trio of Michiel Scheen on piano, Raoul van der Weide on bass, crackle box & sound objects and George Hadow on drums, all hailing from a superb pedigree of European Free Improv involvement, show their connection through comprehensible playing with a wonderful sense of humor in their approach to delightfully smart playing.

New Rumours And Other Noises (Ada Rave / Nicolas Chentaroli / Raoul van der Weide): The Moonlight Ni New Rumours And Other Noises (Ada Rave / Nicolas Chentaroli / Raoul van der Weide):
The Moonlight Nightcall

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )

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The debut of the Amsterdam-based trio of Argentinian pianist Nicolas Chientaroli and saxophonist & clarinetist Ada Rave with Dutch bassist Raoul van der Weide, all three using preparations, objects and voice to extend their unique approach to instant composition, heard in eight succinct, animated and sometimes eccentric dialogs recorded at BIMHuis.

Xavier Pamplona Septet: Play The Xavier Pamplona Septet:
Play The

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )

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Initiating his Netherlands-based ensemble in 2016, contrabassist Raoul van der Weide assembles younger musicians, alongside Michael Moore for one piece, orchestrated up to a septet performing a dizzying and joyfully fun array of original compositions including pieces from ICP composers Bert Koppelaar, Guus Janssen and Tristan Honsinger, and a piece from Fred Katz.

Archer / Keeffe / Pyne: Hi Res Heart Archer / Keeffe / Pyne:
Hi Res Heart

(Discus -- UK )

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Inspired by the 70's Leo Smith Trio and the AACM tradition, during pandemic lockdowns UK multi-reedist & wind player Martin Archer, Charlotte Keeffe on trumpet & electronics and Martin Pyne on drums, percussion, vibraphone & toy piano, developed these 12 pieces where each member recorded four ideas independently, the other two arranging and recording their own parts in response.

Keeffe, Charlotte: Right Here, Right Now Keeffe, Charlotte:
Right Here, Right Now

(Discus -- UK )

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Collecting facets of London trumpeter Charlotte Keeffe's diverse settings and interests, including three live recordings with her own quartet, three recordings with London Improvisers Orchestra including a conduction for a piece dedicated to Steve Beresford, a duo with guitarist Diego Sampieri, and two solo recordings, one interacting with live electronics.

Tippett, Keith / Matthew Bourne: Aeolian  [2 CDs] Tippett, Keith / Matthew Bourne:
Aeolian [2 CDs]

(Discus -- UK )

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Two generations of remarkable pianists--Keith Tippets and Matthew Bourne--performed a series of two-piano concerts between 2017 and 2019, also recording in the studio, as heard in this 2-CD release, the first a set of consequential piano duos recorded at Leeds Conservatoire in 2019, the 2nd disc a live performance at Daylight Music at Union Chapel, London, Tippetts' final public performance.

Ward, Alex: Gated Ward, Alex:
Gated

(Discus -- UK )

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A stunning solo album showing the widely diverse interests of UK clarinetist and guitarist Alex Ward, recording in the studio in 10 multi-track pieces using clarinets, saxophones, guitars, keyboards, electric bass and assorted software instruments in a mix of pre-composed and improvised approaches, burning the spectrum from contemplative to aggressively assertive performance.

Expanse: Vacuum Energy Expanse:
Vacuum Energy

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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PEK Solo: Requiem for Raymond PEK Solo:
Requiem for Raymond

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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"For Raymond Sheldon Peck on the day of his passing 17 September 2020. I have been very sad since the news arrived a few days ago of my father's passing. He has had a hard time the last few years, falling several times and sustaining in...

PEK Solo: Decision Boundary PEK Solo:
Decision Boundary

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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"One aesthetic problem requiring a solution when performing long solo works on many instruments is how to continue the sound through the time required for instrument changes... Of course, the looper does exactly this since the loop will...



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