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Afuche: Highly Publicized Digital Boxing Match Afuche:
Highly Publicized Digital Boxing Match

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Afuche is a young band from Brooklyn in the chamber prog mold, upbeat and complex music with influences ranging from Zappa, Can, Crimson, African and Afro-Cuban music.

Blast 4tet: Sift Blast 4tet:
Sift

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Blast's 2nd release on the ReR label, compositional rock that incorporates complex compositions with improvisation sections in seamless and breathtaking ways.

Blast: Altrastrata Blast:
Altrastrata

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Branca, Glenn: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 10 (The Mysteries) Branca, Glenn:
Symphonies Nos. 8 & 10 (The Mysteries)

(Atavistic -- USA )

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NYC composer Branca in 1994 recordings of his Symphonies 8 & 10 with guitarists Steven Antonelli, Eric Hubel, Phil Kline, Brannon Hungness, Carolyn Master, John Myers, Dave Reid, Ellen Watkins & drummer Virgil Moorefield.

Fabbro, Guido Del : Agregats Fabbro, Guido Del :
Agregats

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Violinist Del Fabbro (Fanfare Pourpour, Rouge Ciel) present 13 pieces for up to ten players with Jean Derome, Pierre Tanguay in a melting pot of avant-rock & compositional forms.

Fond of Tigers: Release The Saviours Fond of Tigers:
Release The Saviours

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

Price: $13.95    

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Since 2003 this Vancouver septet has merged jazz, improv, electro-acoustic, and progressive/avant musics into an exhilarating ordered chaos of highly listenable music.

Frith, Fred: Impur II Frith, Fred:
Impur II

(ReR/ Fred Records -- Great Britain )

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The 2nd part of a composition commissioned by L'Ecole Nationale de Musique de Villeurbanne as a 2 year residency and performed by a large group conducted by Frith.

Henry Cow: Western Culture Henry Cow:
Western Culture

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Pritsker, Gene: Varieties of Religious Experience Suite Pritsker, Gene:
Varieties of Religious Experience Suite

(Innova -- USA )

Price: $8.63    

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Sound Liberation is an eclectic chamber ensemble led by guitarist Gene Pritsker, complex and genre-encompassing compositions that embrace compositions, improv, rock, and electronic approaches.

Saint Dirt Elementary School: Abandoned Ballroom Saint Dirt Elementary School:
Abandoned Ballroom

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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The chamber rock 8 piece Saint Dirt Elementary School ensemble in their second release on Barnyard, superb sophisticated compositions reminiscent of L'Ensemble Raye or Conventum.

Science Group, The (Cutler > Tickmayer > Drake): ...A Mere Coincidence... Science Group, The (Cutler > Tickmayer > Drake):
...A Mere Coincidence...

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Science Group, The: Spoors Science Group, The:
Spoors

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette Bley / Koglmann / Peacock:
Annette

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Afterfall (Lopes / Giardullo / Miguel / Duboc / Sorgen): Afterfall Afterfall (Lopes / Giardullo / Miguel / Duboc / Sorgen):
Afterfall

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Luis Lopes put together this international group including Sei Miguel, Joe Giardullo & Benjamin Duboc for gigs in Portugal, which worked so well that they went to the studio for this impressive release.

Heumen, Robert van : Fury Heumen, Robert van :
Fury

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Dutch improviser van Heumen (N Collective, OfficeR, &c.) in a dynamic and shifting solo work of laptop electronics, noise textures, and text.

Blake, Ran with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy: That Certain Feeling Blake, Ran with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy:
That Certain Feeling

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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2010 master of this 1990 classic, not your average book of standards, pianist Blake takes an unusual and broad take on Gershwin with the help of saxophonists Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy.

Kayo Dot: Choirs Of The Eye Kayo Dot:
Choirs Of The Eye

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs] Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre dÕAlfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden:
Terror Of Positivity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.

Maclean, Steve: GPS Maclean, Steve:
GPS

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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Steve MacLean's 5-piece ensemble perform complex, composed polyrhythmic pieces interspersed with atmospheric improvisations for guitar, bass, keyboard, percussion and various objects.

Cosa Brava w/ Fred Frith: Ragged Atlas Cosa Brava w/ Fred Frith:
Ragged Atlas

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Fred Frith's West Coast Cosa Brava with Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins, and Matthias Bossi playing all Frith compositions driven by his love of the (improvised) rock format.

Stop Motion Orchestra: Lightworks Stop Motion Orchestra:
Lightworks

(Megaphone / Knock 'Em Dead -- USA )

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Fitting squarely in the Rock In Opposition mold, Stop Motion Orchestra is an Austin, Texas-based instrumental chamber rock band orchestrated with sax, violin, guitar, synth-bass, drums, here in their second album bringing a bright and melodic force that reminds of Hamster Theatre, Debile Menthol or L'Ensemble Raye; sophisticated, charming and knowledgeable music.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fisher, Colin Quartet:
Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of C Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The 5th release from the trio of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino, guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi on wineglass and percussion is an introspective and beautifully developed set recorded live at their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe.

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL] Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Stochastic music for percussion and synthesizers from New York avant conceptualist and keyboardist Charlemagne Palestine, here on piano & electronics, with the Italian duo Trrma' of Giovanni Todisco on percussion and Guiseppe Candiano on synth, in two side-long works of irregular rhythm, complexity and dissonance that build and recede in a suspenseful journey.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
Vanishing Light...

(Ayler -- France )

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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Schindler, Udo / Etienne Rolin / Luc Laine: In Search Of Surprise Schindler, Udo / Etienne Rolin / Luc Laine:
In Search Of Surprise

(FMR -- UK )

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Unique voicing through the orchestration of saxophones, basset horn, glissotar (a modern continuous pitch wind instrument) and vibraphone, heard in this recording at the international artist house Villa Waldberta, in Feldafing-Munich, Germany, for seven recordings that blend free jazz forms with chamber jazz approaches with remarkable sophistication and composure.

Eclectic Maybe Band: Again Alors? Eclectic Maybe Band:
Again Alors?

(Discus -- UK )

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Led by Univers Zero bassist and composer Guy Seger, the third album from Eclectic Maybe Band combines elements of rock, jazz, electronic and abstract landscapes, performed by an ensemble of chamber rock players including Discus label leader Martin Archer, varying groupings within the band focusing on each section in a mix of composed and improvised approaches.

Hellgren, My / Peter Soderberg: Plucked and Bowed Hellgren, My / Peter Soderberg:
Plucked and Bowed

(FRIM Records -- Sweden )

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The literal album title belies the subtle interplay between Swedish improvisers, cellist My Hellgren and Peter Söderberg, the latter known for his work on classical lute but here on guitar, oud and theorbo (a long-necked lute that adds additional bass notes), recording an extended, warmly beautiful and intricate acoustic dialog of gentle tension and masterful skill.

Hellgren, My / Peter Soderberg: Plucked and Bowed  <i>[Used Item]</i> Hellgren, My / Peter Soderberg:
Plucked and Bowed [Used Item]

(FRIM Records -- Sweden )

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The literal album title belies the subtle interplay between Swedish improvisers, cellist My Hellgren and Peter Söderberg, the latter known for his work on classical lute but here on guitar, oud and theorbo (a long-necked lute that adds additional bass notes), recording an extended, warmly beautiful and intricate acoustic dialog of gentle tension and masterful skill.

Graewe / Lonberg Holm / Gratkowski: Trilinear Polarity Graewe / Lonberg Holm / Gratkowski:
Trilinear Polarity

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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In 2004 legendary European Free Jazz pianist Georg Graewe and German multi-reedist Frank Gratkowski met with Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm on the stage at LOFT in Cologne, Germany to perform these six collective improvisations with an innate chamber jazz feeling, particularly the four part "Trilinear Polarity"; a spectacular set available for the first time.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Blake, Ran with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy: That Certain Feeling

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light...

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla'

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL]

Stop Motion Orchestra: Lightworks

Schindler, Udo / Etienne Rolin / Luc Laine: In Search Of Surprise

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity

Eclectic Maybe Band: Again Alors?

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

Graewe / Lonberg Holm / Gratkowski: Trilinear Polarity