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Tenney, James (Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble): Pika-Don Tenney, James (Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble):
Pika-Don

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Sharp, Elliott: Filiseti Mekidesi [2 CDs] Sharp, Elliott:
Filiseti Mekidesi [2 CDs]

(Infrequent Seams Records -- USA )

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Elliott Sharp's opera is a visceral meditation about the universal search for a safe neutral place, told through text reflecting moments and situations in cosmic and human history that resonate with current events of great urgency, and through creative sound performed by the vocal group Voxnova Italia, and the instrumental ensemble Musikfabrik.

McPhee, Joe / John Edwards: Tell Me How Long Has Trane Been Gone (for James Baldwin And John Coltran McPhee, Joe / John Edwards:
Tell Me How Long Has Trane Been Gone (for James Baldwin And John Coltrane)

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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The incredible first meeting between legendary saxophonist Joe McPhee and double bassist John Edwards is this performance at the 2019 Artacts festival in Austria, a powerfully reflective free jazz concert with McPhee speaking & preaching about the loss of giants John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and James Baldwin, as they stand upon their shoulders through free music.

Art Ensemble Of Chicago: The Sixth Decade: From Paris To Paris [2 CDs] Art Ensemble Of Chicago:
The Sixth Decade: From Paris To Paris [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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Celebrating 50 years since formed as a quintet in Paris, original Art Ensemble members saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and percussionist Famoudou Don Moye present this live concert at Maison des Arts de Creteil in France with an oustanding chamber jazz ensemble including trumpeter Hugh Ragin, flutist Nicole Mitchell, bassist Jaribu Shahid, cellist Tomeka Reid and violinist Jean Cook.

Frith, Fred / Susana Santos Silva: Laying Demons To Rest Frith, Fred / Susana Santos Silva:
Laying Demons To Rest

(RogueArt -- France )

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An evocative album of sublime improvisation between guitarist Fred Frith and trumpeter Susana Santo Silva, recorded live for France Musique/Radio France at Motoco, Mulhouse as part of Festival Météo in 2021, the two inspiring remarkable force and assertive direction in a darkly spirited conversation of deep introspection and cathartic exorcism; magnificent!

Zorn, John: Les Maudits Zorn, John:
Les Maudits

(Tzadik -- USA )

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An outrageous interpretation of Alfred Jarry's fictional character Ubu performed with with the International Contemporary Ensemble and core Downtown New York performers Ikue Mori, Ches Smith and Zorn himself, using Zorn's quick cut approach to composition; presented along with a work inspired by French poet Charles Baudelaire and an elegy to painter Paul Gauguin.

Zorn, John / Eugene Chadbourne: John Zorn's Olympiad Vol. 3 - Pops Plays Pops - Eugene Chadbourne Pl Zorn, John / Eugene Chadbourne:
John Zorn's Olympiad Vol. 3 - Pops Plays Pops - Eugene Chadbourne Plays The Book Of Heads

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The third volume in John Zorn's "Olympiad" series is this solo performance in 2007 at the Kompo Cultural Center in Gyungee, Korea by Zorn associate and eccentrically eminent improviser Eugene Chadbourne, performing on electric and acoustic guitars as he interprets 15 compositions for improvisers from John Zorn's seminal 1976 series: The Book of Heads.

Ayler, Albert Quintet: Lost Performances 1966, Revisited Ayler, Albert Quintet:
Lost Performances 1966, Revisited

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

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In 1966 tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler toured northern Europe with his ensemble of Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, William Folwell on double bass & Beaver Harris on drums, a stellar group performing some of Ayler's most substantial compositions, heard in concerts in Rotterdam and Helsinki, and in the soundtrack to a film recorded in Munich.

Leipold, Samuel / Jurg Bucher / Luca Lo Bianco: Ostro Leipold, Samuel / Jurg Bucher / Luca Lo Bianco:
Ostro

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

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Exploring the trio format of clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre and his groundbreaking drumless trio, clarinetist & saxophonist Jürg Bucher and guitarist Samuel Leipold, both members of the Swiss Jazz Orchestra, joined with double bassist Luca Lo Bianco to perform this set of Leipold compositions, alongside Giuffre's "Afternoon" and "Three Clarinet Pieces I" by Stravinsky.

von Orelli, Marco / Sheldon Suter: Draw From The Source von Orelli, Marco / Sheldon Suter:
Draw From The Source

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

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A series of extraordinary sound painting from the Swiss duo of trumpeter Marco von Orelli and percussionist Sheldon Suter, von Orelli also performing on cornet, prepared slidetrumpet & little bells while Suter works with drums, cymbals, prepared zithers, gong & singing bowls, creating detailed aural environments that evoke bewitching twilight spaces.

Ishito, Ayumi: The Spacemen Vol. 1 Ishito, Ayumi:
The Spacemen Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )

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Somewhere between Acid Mothers, 70s Miles or Sun Ra's Arkestra, NY-based Japanese saxophonist Ayumi Ishito's first Spacemen volume with Theo Woodward on synth & vocals, Nebula and the Velvet Queen on theremin, Jake Strauss on guitar & bass and Steven Bartishev on drums, lives up to it's cosmic moniker through exploratory improv blurring jazz, electronica and psych.

Leandre, Joelle / Nuria Andorra: BLA BLA BLA duo Leandre, Joelle / Nuria Andorra:
BLA BLA BLA duo

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

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A brooding meeting between free improvising double bassist Joëlle Léandre and Catalonian drummer/percussionist Nuria Andorra (Icarus Ensemble, Barcelona 216, Patchwork Ensemble), two generations of improvisers finding common ground through a simmering boil of intelligent improvisation, imaginative technical skill and passionately assertive playing.

Schlippenbach, Alexander Von  / Francois Carrier / John Edward / Michel Lambert: Unwalled Schlippenbach, Alexander Von / Francois Carrier / John Edward / Michel Lambert:
Unwalled

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

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A first meeting between two incredible improvised pairings--Canadians Francois Carrier on alto saxophone and Michel Lambert on drums, and Euro/UK improvisers Alexander von Schlippenbach on piano and John Edwards on double bass-- recording live in the studio in Berlin for seven improvisations of profound creative intent and inventive conversation.

Kimura, Izumi / Artur Majewski / Barry Guy / Ramon Lopez: Kind Of Light Kimura, Izumi / Artur Majewski / Barry Guy / Ramon Lopez:
Kind Of Light

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

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After performing at the Ad Libitum Festival 2021, FSR's Maciej Karlowski organized this recording at Agnieszka Osiecka Polish Radio Concert Hall in Warsaw, bringing together four masterful improvisers from four countries: pianist Izumi Kimura (Japan/Ireland), cornetist Artur Majewski (Poland), bassist Barry Guy (The UK) and drummer/percussionist Ramon Lopez (Spain).

Hallonsten, Tomas: Monolog Hallonsten, Tomas:
Monolog

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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Stepping away from his improvisational work with groups including Exploding Customer and Fire! Orchestra, Swedish trumpeter and keyboardist Tomas Hallonsten releases a solo album of analog synthesis, early electronics and drum machines, lyrically inclinded compositions with diverse influences including George Harrison, Sun Ra and Kraftwerk, plus a cover of Joe Henderson's "Earth".

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

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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

Wilkinson / Prevost / Moore / Edwards + Catchpole: Do Disturb (Concerts at Cafe OTO) Wilkinson / Prevost / Moore / Edwards + Catchpole:
Do Disturb (Concerts at Cafe OTO)

(Matchless -- UK )

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Capturing two exceptional concerts at London's Cafe OTO in 2021 & 2022, in the launch of a new quartet expanding the longstanding trio of NO Moore on electric guitar, John Edwards on double bass and Eddie Prévost on drums, with Alan Wilkinson on baritone & alto saxophones, and for one performance on each night, tenor saxophonist Nathaniel Catchpole joining.

Bertrand Denzler / Jason Kahn: Translations Bertrand Denzler / Jason Kahn:
Translations

(Potlatch -- France )

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The seventh release on Potlatch for tenor saxophonist Bertrand Denzler and the first for electronic artist Jason Kahn, in an extended electroacoustic improvisation, Denzler performing his instrument in ways Adolphe Sax did not intend intersected by Kahn's bent and crackly emissions, each increasingly assertive through to a engrossing, exhalable end.

Drake, Hamid: Dedications (Black Cross Solo Sessions 6) Drake, Hamid:
Dedications (Black Cross Solo Sessions 6)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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As prolific a drummer as Chicago-based international improviser Hamid Drake is, he has never released a solo drum album, which is finally put right with this release recorded at Experimental Sound Studio, developing strategies for these nine accomplished recordings, performed on a standard drum kit with each dedicated to prominent free jazz icon or group.

Dry Thrust (Georg Graewe / Martin Siewert / Dieter Kern): The Less You Sleep Dry Thrust (Georg Graewe / Martin Siewert / Dieter Kern):
The Less You Sleep

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The trio of German pianist/composer Georg Graewe, guitarist Martin Siewert (Radian, Trapist, Also), and drummer Dieter Kern (DEK Trio, Bulbul, Fuckhead) bring together diverse attitudes in free improv from avant jazz to ea-/experimental approaches and bristling rock forms, sharing a unique collective voice with an oddly implied sense of humor and disconcertingly ingenious skill.

Gustafsson, Mats: Naja (Black Cross Solo Sessions 5) Gustafsson, Mats:
Naja (Black Cross Solo Sessions 5)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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For three days in his own Discaholic Studios in Nickelsdorf, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson recorded the playing-card pieces of Peter Brötzmann--compositional prompts intended for a large group or for solo playing--performing on a cross-section of the saxophone family from sopranino to bass, and also one piece for saxophone mouthpiece, creating a set of stunning improvisations.

Lindsay, Arto: Charivari (Black Cross Solo Sessions 7) Lindsay, Arto:
Charivari (Black Cross Solo Sessions 7)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Contrasting the explosively experimental side to his guitar work honed through the No Wave band DNA with glimmers of the lyrical approaches to his work heard in his acclaimed songwriting albums, Brazlian/Downtown New York legend Arto Lindsay shows his wide range of interests through thirteen succinct pieces of noise and thoughtful reflection.

Nevai, Nandor / Peter Evans / Steve B / Ron Stabinsky: Trigesisextet for Brass + Gospel Power Walls Nevai, Nandor / Peter Evans / Steve B / Ron Stabinsky:
Trigesisextet for Brass + Gospel Power Walls

(Psykomanteum -- USA )

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Two large-scale compositions from "Through-Composer of Brutal Classical" Nandor Nevai, scored for 35 brass players and a vocalist, accomplished through 10 layers of Peter Evans (trumpet, piccolo trumpet), 9 of Steve B (tenor trombone), 7 of Ron Stabinsky (bass trombone) and 10 of Nevai himself on tenor trombone & voice; plus "Gospel Power Walls" for a chorus of 5 (bad) people.

Zeena Parkins: To Dusk (Black Cross Solo Sessions 8) Zeena Parkins:
To Dusk (Black Cross Solo Sessions 8)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Sidelined by the pandemic in June of 2020, Downtown New York electric harp improviser Zeena Parkins began daily recordings in her home studio exploring new approaches to solo electric harp performance using pedals, objects & percussions, selecting ten of the most interesting improvisations for her contribution to Corbett vs. Dempsey's Black Cross Solo Sessions.

Spence, Alister / Tony Buck: Mythographer Spence, Alister / Tony Buck:
Mythographer

(Alister Spence Music -- Australia )

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"Mythographer showcases the connection between Alister Spence and Tony Buck; two endlessly curious, deeply committed, distinctive, improvisers. Spence and Buck share a fascination with submerged rhythm, oblique extended forms, entwined ...

Miriodor: Elements Miriodor:
Elements

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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"There are no other bands in North America that sound even remotely like Miriodor, whose new album Elements is their 10th studio release since their founding in 1980. This likely has to do with where keyboardist Pascal Globensky, guitar...

Mujician (Tippett / Levin / Dunmall / Rogers): 10 10 10 Mujician (Tippett / Levin / Dunmall / Rogers):
10 10 10

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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"For over 20 years, MUJICIAN set a gold standard for intuitive, highly spiritual, and near-clairvoyant communication within an improvising ensemble. Composed of four of the biggest names in the European jazz and improvised music communi...

Stewart's, Luke Silt Trio: The Bottom Stewart's, Luke Silt Trio:
The Bottom

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Called "one of the 25 most influential jazz artists of his generation" by DownBeat Magazine and a member of several earth-shaking ensembles, including Irreversible Entanglements and Heroes Are Gang Leaders, polymathic bassist Luke Stewa...



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