The Squid's Ear Magazine
Chamber Jazz


 
Almeida / Duynhoven / Klein: Live at the Bimhuis
Almeida / Duynhoven / Klein:
Live at the Bimhuis

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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This is the 2nd release by this trio on Clean Feed, with Tobias Klein (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet), Goncalo Almeida (double bass) and Martin van Duynhoven (drums) captured live at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in 2017, taking on compositions by Ornette Coleman alongside original compositions from all three players in a free jazz mode.

Amado / Zingaro / Ulrich  / Filiano: Surface: for Alto, Baritone, and Strings
Amado / Zingaro / Ulrich / Filiano:
Surface: for Alto, Baritone, and Strings

(European Echoes -- Italy )


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Armaroli, Sergio / Fritz Hauser: Angelica
Armaroli, Sergio / Fritz Hauser:
Angelica

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Performed at the Angelica Contemporary Music Festival in Bologna, Italy in 2019 and recorded with superb fidelity, drummer/percussionist Fritz Hauser joined with xylophonist Sergio Armaroli for an enthralling performance that balances chamber jazz forms with fully free exploration, avant yet embraceable as two interact in exquisite and authoritatively unhurried ways.

Baloni: Belleke
Baloni:
Belleke

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A New York-born trio of European free improvisers, bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, clarinetist Joachim Badenhorst, and viola player Frank Loriot present a unique orchestration that blends contemporary compositional forms with free improvisation in sublime ways.

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

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


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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.

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.

Burke, Robert / Tony Malaby / Mark Helias: Head Under Water
Burke, Robert / Tony Malaby / Mark Helias:
Head Under Water

(FMR -- UK )


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A beautiful trio album bringing together New York saxophonist Tony Malaby and Australian saxophonist Robert Burke with NY bassist Mark Helias for sophisticated and organic collective improvisations with a chamber jazz sensibility, which the musicians describe as an immersive journey bringing together each player's experiences, expertise and egos.

Carvalhais, Hugo (Pifarely / Pinto / Cymerman / Pifarely): Grand Valis
Carvalhais, Hugo (Pifarely / Pinto / Cymerman / Pifarely):
Grand Valis

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Bassist and composer Hugo Carvalhais in an album hinting at chamber jazz with Dominique Pifarely's extraordinary violin work, but taking the music into unusual territory with his own keyboards, electronics, and by Jeremiah Cymerman's electronic manipulations.

Circuit: Genesis
Circuit:
Genesis

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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Percussionist Trevor Taylor's Circuit mixes acoustic instruments, electronics and real-time processing to morph alien sounding landscapes through well-honed improvising, here with Paul Dunmall, Hilary Jeffires, and Roberto Filoseta.

Coleman's, Steve Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis
Coleman's, Steve Natal Eclipse:
Morphogenesis

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse brings together 9 musicians in a chamber jazz setting without a drum set--Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jen Shyu (vocals), Matt Mitchell (piano), Mara Grand (tenor sax), Rane Moore (clarinet), Kristin Lee (violin), Greg Chudzik (bass), and Neeraj Mehta (percussion)--performing 9 of Coleman's sophisticated original compositions.

Deux Maisons: For Sale
Deux Maisons:
For Sale

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Deux Maisons (Two Houses) is a chamber jazz quartet bringing together French and Portuguese players of the current generation: from France, 2 brothers, Theo & Valentin Ceccaldi (violin and cello); from Portugal, Luis Vicente (trumpet) & Marco Franco (drums).

Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long: Landscapes
Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long:
Landscapes

(FMR -- UK )


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The counterpart to the Dunmall session "Seascapes" recorded at the same Victoria Rooms at the University of Bristol's music department, this quartet sees Dunmall on soprano sax and flute joined by three string players--Benedict Taylor on viola, Ashley John Long on bass, and guitarist Phil Gibbs--for six detailed collective improvisations leaning toward chamber jazz.

Dunmall, Paul Quintet: The Dreamtime Suite
Dunmall, Paul Quintet:
The Dreamtime Suite

(FMR -- UK )


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Saxophonist Paul Dunmall's quintet with Hamid Drake, Dave Kane, Steve Tromans, and Percy Pusgove, bridge traditional with chamber jazz and world music, including a work for bagpipes and frame drum, in a monumental suite of improvisational possibilities.

Dyberg / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Moir / Oliveira: Palimpsest
Dyberg / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Moir / Oliveira:
Palimpsest

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Two strings, sax, bass and percussion from the free improvising chamber jazz quintet of Mia Dyberg on alto saxophone, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Johan Moir on double bass and Jose Oliveira on percussion, in an interactive and dynamic live performance recorded in 2018 during the CreativeFest XII at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Eisenstadt / Mitchell / Dresser / Schoenbeck: Golden State
Eisenstadt / Mitchell / Dresser / Schoenbeck:
Golden State

(Songlines -- Canada )


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New York drummer Harris Eisenstadt's new ensemble crosses the country with Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell, NY & West Coast bassist Mark Dresser, and NY bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck, blending orchestral instruments in chamber and improvising contexts.

Ember (Urs Leimgruber / Christian Lillinger / Alexander Schubert / Oliver Schwerdt): Oullh d'baham`
Ember (Urs Leimgruber / Christian Lillinger / Alexander Schubert / Oliver Schwerdt):
Oullh d'baham`

(Euphorium -- Germany )


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The first album from 2006 of the Ember electro-acoustic improvising chamber jazz-oriented quartet of Urs Leimgruber on soprano & tenor saxophones, Alexander Schubert on guitar, electronics & percussion, Oliver Schwerdt on piano, percussion, guitar & electronics, and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion; an album of insightful and meticulous interaction.

Euphorium_freakestra: 2 Trios & 2 Babies
Euphorium_freakestra:
2 Trios & 2 Babies

(Euphorium -- Germany )


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Two drummerless trios meet two drummers in this incredible 2006 concert at naTo, in Leipzig, one from trumpeter Matthias Mainz, cello player Matthias Lorenz and bass player Michael Haves, the other from Fabian Niermann on tenor saxophone, Konrad Gruneberg on double bass and Oliver Schwerdt on the grand piano, the drummers Christian Lillinger & Gunter Baby Sommer.

Evans, Charles / Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky: On Beauty
Evans, Charles / Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky:
On Beauty

(More Is More -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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NY baritone saxophonist Charles Evans wrote this through-composed 9 part work for soprano saxophone great David Liebman, who joins Evans in a quartet with pianist Ron Stabinsky and bassist Tony Marino, performing a chamber jazz work of strong melody and subtle allure.

Fields Ensemble, Scott : Denouement
Fields Ensemble, Scott :
Denouement

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Gato Libre: KURO
Gato Libre:
KURO

(Libra -- Japan )


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Natsuki Tamura and Satoko Fujii's Gato Libre in their fourth seductive album of jazz based on European folk melodies with some of the coolest accordion playing on the planet.

Gato Libre: Nomad
Gato Libre:
Nomad

(No Man's Land -- Japan )


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Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and Satoko Fujii on accordion with guitarist Kazuhiko Tsumura and bassist Nirkatsu Koreyasu in their 2nd Gato Libre release, sophisticated, upbeat, melodic jazz.

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 -- Switzerland )


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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.

Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow): Graz Live 1961
Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow):
Graz Live 1961

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


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After introducing his new trio with pianist Paul Bley and double bassist Steve Swallow in two 1961 albums on Verve, clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre embarked on a tour of Europe, this recently discovered, well-recorded concert in Graf, Austria the perfect example of his unique concepts yielding intensely focused, harmonically challenging, rhythmically abstract, and exquisite chamber jazz.

Gray, Devin / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe  : Cloudsounds Trio
Gray, Devin / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe :
Cloudsounds Trio

(Rataplan Records -- USA )


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NY drummer Devin Gray provides the compositions for this EP with his Cloudsounds trio of Ingrid Laubrock performing on tenor and soprano saxophones and Corey Smythe on piano, the sophisticated structures leading the improvisers into almost chamber jazz territory, with a light playfulness and warm interaction, Gray's intriguing rhythms shifting and propelling their music.

Gregorio, Guillermo / Brandon Lopez: 12 Episodes
Gregorio, Guillermo / Brandon Lopez:
12 Episodes

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Known best for his Chicago trios, Argentinian born clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio joins forces with New York contrabassist Brandon Lopez for 12 "episodes" of free improvisation that never loses track of a jazz basis, both players using an arsenal of techniques, from circular breathing to extracting sound from the physical forms of their instruments.

Gregorio, Guillermo / Mats Gustafsson  / Kjell Nordeson: Background Music
Gregorio, Guillermo / Mats Gustafsson / Kjell Nordeson:
Background Music

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


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Gregorio, Guillermo / Pandelis Karayorgis / Steve Swell: Window and Doorway
Gregorio, Guillermo / Pandelis Karayorgis / Steve Swell:
Window and Doorway

(Driff Records -- USA )


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The trio of Guillermo Gregorio (clarinet), Steve Swell (trombone) and Pandelis Karayorgis (piano) use their unique selection of instruments to play an original set of composition and improv.

Gregorio, Guillermo: Degrees Of Iconicity
Gregorio, Guillermo:
Degrees Of Iconicity

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Heberer, Thomas: Klippe / One [VINYL 2 LPs]
Heberer, Thomas:
Klippe / One [VINYL 2 LPs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Master trumpeter Thomas Heberer in a two part double LP release: "Klippe" in a trio with clarinetist Badenhorst and bassist Niggenhkemper; and "One" performing solo.

Holshouser Trio, Will / Bernardo Sassetti: Palace Ghosts and Drunken Hymns
Holshouser Trio, Will / Bernardo Sassetti:
Palace Ghosts and Drunken Hymns

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Accordionist and Braxton protege Holshouser's Trio with pianist Bernardo Sassetti play jazz incorporating world musics like cajun, klezmer, tango, gypsy songs, &c.

Holshouser Trio, Will: Singing to a Bee
Holshouser Trio, Will:
Singing to a Bee

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Houle, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / Harris Eisenstadt: You Have Options
Houle, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / Harris Eisenstadt:
You Have Options

(Songlines -- Canada )


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The Canadian trio of clarinetist Francois Houle, pianist Alexander Hawkins and drummer Harris Eisenstadt first met in 2014 for the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, taking several years to get them together again for this beautifully lyrical and sophisticated album of chamber jazz, with compositions from all three plus pieces by Steve Lacy, Andrew Hill and Charles Ives.

Ikui Doki (Bernado / Mayot / Rinaudo): Ikui Doki
Ikui Doki (Bernado / Mayot / Rinaudo):
Ikui Doki

(Ayler -- France )


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Winners of the Jazz Migration and tour JMF 2018, the chamber jazz trio of Sophie Bernado (bassoon), Hugues Mayot (saxophone & clarinet) and Rafaelle Rinaudo (harp & effects) share their passion for creative music that embraces composition and improvisation, springboarding off composers like Debussy while transferring warmth and vision into free jazz; magnificent.

Jovicevic, Jasna Sextet: Flow Vertical
Jovicevic, Jasna Sextet:
Flow Vertical

(FMR -- UK )


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Hungarian composer, improviser and multi-reedist Jasna Jovicevic in an album researching sound vibrations and their direct impact on our body, energy, and creativity, performed with her contemporary chamber jazz sextet of bassoon, percussion, viola, violin and violincello, lyrical and joyful music "divided according to psychic centers in the human body".

Kokotob (Taiko Saito / Niko Meinhold / Tobias Schirmer): Flying Heart
Kokotob (Taiko Saito / Niko Meinhold / Tobias Schirmer):
Flying Heart

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Japanese vibraphonist and marimba player Taiko Saito is a contemporary classical player well established in the field of improv, joined by long-time collaborator, pianist Niko Meinhold, and here expanded with Tobias Schirmer on clarinet and bass clarinet for an album that uses solid compositional foundations for lyrical and contemplative modern music.

LAMA + Joachim Badenhorst: Metamorphosis
LAMA + Joachim Badenhorst:
Metamorphosis

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A superb example of contemporary collective improvisation crossing from acoustic improvisation into electroacoustic material from the quartet of Joachim Badenhorst on clarinets, Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Goncalo Almeida on double bass, keyboards & effects, and Greg Smith on drums & laptop, performing live at Jazzcase series Dommelhof, 2016.

Levin, Daniel Quartet: Friction
Levin, Daniel Quartet:
Friction

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Cellist Daniel Levin Quartet leads his quartet with Nate Wooley on trumpet, Matt Moran on vibes, and Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass, in open-minded modern compositions that blend jazz, chamber, and experimental improvisation of reserved and riveting character.

Lisbon String Trio with Blaise Siwula : K'ampokol Che K'aay
Lisbon String Trio with Blaise Siwula :
K'ampokol Che K'aay

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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One of the most active albums from the set of Lisbon String Trio (plus one) albums released in 2017, saxophonist Blaise Siwula brings a unique virtuosity to this live album from Galeria Monumental in Lisbon, prompting at times a chamber jazz feeling, alongside very free improvisation with impressive transitions from spacious to highly detailed playing.

Lossing, Russ / Mat Maneri / Dark Dresser: Metal Rat
Lossing, Russ / Mat Maneri / Dark Dresser:
Metal Rat

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Meridian Trio (Mazzarella / Ulery / Cunningham): Triangulum
Meridian Trio (Mazzarella / Ulery / Cunningham):
Triangulum

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A lyrical outing from the Chicago working trio of Nick Mazzarella on alto saxophone, Matt Ulery on doublebass, and Jeremy Cunningham on drums, performing live at the Whistler in Chicago, Illinois in 2016, recorded for this debut album of Mazzarella compositions, flexible pieces that balance jazz traditions with avant options for the players.

Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble: Turizmus [2 CDs]
Mezei, Szilard Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble:
Turizmus [2 CDs]

(FMR -- UK )


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Szilard Mezei's Tiszan Innen Ensemble is a chamber jazz ensemble of rare sophistication and talent, 11 musicians performing Mezei's compositions and arrangements based on Hungarian folk songs, in active and lyrical pieces with wonderful interplay between sections and individual players, and excellent moment of lively and passionate soloing.

Modular String Trio (Okhrimchuk / Jedrzejewski / Kacperczyk): Ants Bees and Butterflies
Modular String Trio (Okhrimchuk / Jedrzejewski / Kacperczyk):
Ants Bees and Butterflies

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A most unusual trio: actually a quartet, this Polish/Ukraine group has three strings (violin, cello, contrabass) with modular synth and electronics reinforcing their sound, less EA than chamber jazz with fascinating orchestration and wonderful harmonic and melodic invention.

Nabatov, Simon String Trio: Situations
Nabatov, Simon String Trio:
Situations

(Leo Records -- UK )


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As much a composed work as a work of improvisation, pianist and composer Simon Nabatov's String Trio with Garteh Lubbe on viola and Ben Davis perform six Nabatov compositions, chamber jazz works that express in both buyouantly intricate and languourosly beautiful abstraction, each piece leaving room for each player to improvise and express themselves.

Nevai, Nandor (w/ Peter Evans / Tim Dahl / Matt Nelson / Ron Stabinsky): Classified Maths
Nevai, Nandor (w/ Peter Evans / Tim Dahl / Matt Nelson / Ron Stabinsky):
Classified Maths

(Psykomanteum -- USA )


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An unusual quintet of prominent New York improvisers--Peter Evans on trumpet, Tim Dahl on bass violin, Matt Nelson on tenor saxophone, and Ron Stabinsky on bass--performing Nandor Nevai's compositions: two Quintets and the two part "Sap Gloves"--Nevai performing on tenor sax, voice and conducting, blurring modern improv, chamber jazz and bizarre spoken word moments; outstanding and unsettling.

Perelman / Levin / Zetterberg: Soulstorm
Perelman / Levin / Zetterberg:
Soulstorm

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Saxophonist Ivo Perelman in a trio with cellist Daniel Levin and bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg, impressionist and lyrical free playing in a uniquely textured chamber jazz.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Joe Morris: Counterpoint
Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Joe Morris:
Counterpoint

(Leo Records -- UK )


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The trio of Joe Morris on guitar and Mat Maneri on viola, with Ivo Perelman taking the tenor saxophone taking the place of the late Joe Maneri from their long-standing trio association, in an album of superb chamber jazz focusing on unusual compositional structures.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri: Two Men Walking
Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri:
Two Men Walking

(Leo Records -- UK )


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The second collaboration between saxophonist Ivo Pereleman and violist Mat Maneri, pairing two single-melody instruments in a melding of sound, technique and personalities that captivates in exceptional unison and counterpoint playing.

Ratchet Orchestra: Hemlock
Ratchet Orchestra:
Hemlock

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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The Ratchet Orchestra is a large ensemble of 30 fringe musicians from Montreal headed by director Nicolas Caloia whose compositions allow for improvised chamber jazz and showcase the talents of the orchestra's most passionate players.

Reis / Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi: Chamber 4
Reis / Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi:
Chamber 4

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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A beautiful example of creative chamber jazz from the Portugese quartet of Marcelo dos Reis (acoustic guitar, prepared guitar, voice), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello, voice), Luis Vicente (trumpet), and Theo Ceccaldi (violin) performing live at Lx Factory in 2013.

Robertson, Herb NY Downtown Allstars: Real Aberration
Robertson, Herb NY Downtown Allstars:
Real Aberration

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Trumpeter Herb Robertson in a double disc of live material with his truly allstar NY band including Tim Berne, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Dress & Tom Rainey

Rogers, Paul / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert: Three Stories About Rain, Sunlight And The Hidden So
Rogers, Paul / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert:
Three Stories About Rain, Sunlight And The Hidden Soil

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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A unique merging of free improvisation and chamber jazz, the trio of UK bassist Paul Rogers with German guitarist Olaf Rupp and soprano saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert using stunning technique in sensible ways as they present three extended works, energetic yet never frenetic, stretching their concepts through tight and enthralling dialog, a great achievement.

Rose / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Kneer: Birds and Humans
Rose / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Kneer:
Birds and Humans

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Recording in Berlin in 2021, the quartet of English saxophonist Simon Rose, here on baritone sax and German double bassist and Evil Rabbit label leader Meinrad Kneer join with Creative Sources father/son string improvisers Ernesto Rodrigues on viola and Guilherme Rodrigues on cello for seven delicately commanding, chamber-oriented free improvisations.

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.

Shipp, Matthew Chamber Ensemble: The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael
Shipp, Matthew Chamber Ensemble:
The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Frequent collaborators, Matthew Shipp (piano) and Michael Bisio (bass) are joined by fellow Downtown New Yorker Mat Maneri on viola create what they refer to as a chamber ensemble, performing the 15 improvised and inspired chapters of Shipp & Bisio's "Gospel".

Shocron, Paula / Pablo Diaz (special guest Guillermo Gregorio): Dialogos
Shocron, Paula / Pablo Diaz (special guest Guillermo Gregorio):
Dialogos

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


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Argentinian improvisers Paula Shocron (piano) and Pablo Diaz (drums) invite masterful Argentinian clarinetist and Mivimiento Musica Mas founder Guillermo Gregorio to record these 14 collective improvisations in the studio in New York, drawing upon contemporary and jazz elements with virtuosic skill, revealing inventive and imaginative playing.

Silva, Andre B.: Mt. Meru
Silva, Andre B.:
Mt. Meru

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Known for his The Rite of Trio, guitarist Andre B. Silva releases his 2nd solo album featuring compositions in a chamber jazz mode, including long passages of composed music that open into improvisation, performed with Jose Soares on saxophone, Raquel Reis on cello, Sophie Bernado on basson, Paulo Bernardino on bass clarinet, Andre Carvalho on double bass & Ricardo Coelho on drums & vibes.

Sorey, Tyshawn: The Inner Spectrum of Variables [2 CDs]
Sorey, Tyshawn:
The Inner Spectrum of Variables [2 CDs]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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New York drummer Tyshawn Sorey's impressive work for double trio is an ambitious chamber jazz composition using multiple harmonic, formal, rhythmic, and modal vocabularies in an exploratory and improvisational framework, inspired by the work of Lawrence D. Butch Morris.

Spring Roll (Helary / Mayot / Rayon / Lemetre / Davis): Episodes
Spring Roll (Helary / Mayot / Rayon / Lemetre / Davis):
Episodes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Picking up from flutist Sylvaine Helary's 2015 Ayler release "Spring Roll/Printemps", this evolved album of chamber jazz performed with Hugues Mayot on saxophone & clarinet, Antonin Rayon on piano & Moog, Sylvain Lemetre on vibes & percussions, and Kris Davis on piano, presents sophisticated compositions from Helary, Davis, Rayon Dan Blake, and Matt Mitchell.

Stangl, Burkhard / Dieb13: Jardin Des Bruits
Stangl, Burkhard / Dieb13:
Jardin Des Bruits

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


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Returning to their duo work together 17 years after their erstwhile records eh, guitarist Burkhard Stangl and turntablist Dieb13 explore and expand the sonic properties of their work in this new "Garden Of Noises", using electronics and recordings of soundscapes from Paris and Montreuil, recorded live at Instants Chavires in France, 2019.

Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore: A Calculus of Loss
Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore:
A Calculus of Loss

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Ken Vandermark associate bass clarinetist Jason Stein in a trio with Kevin Davis and Mike Pride playing a set of Stein original compositions.

T.E.C.K. String Quartet (Sharp / Ulrich / Zingaro / Filiano): String 4TET
T.E.C.K. String Quartet (Sharp / Ulrich / Zingaro / Filiano):
String 4TET

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee): Again
Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee):
Again

(The Thing Records -- Austria )


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The Thing "again" as Gustafsson on saxophones, Haker Flaten on electric and acoustic bass, and Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion present 3 extended blues-based, Ayler-inflected free jazz pieces, with Gustafsson's powerfully emotional playing over Haker-Flaten and Nilssen-Love's powerful polyrhythmic foundations; Joe McPhee joins for one track taking on a Frank Lowe piece.

Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee): Again [VINYL]
Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee):
Again [VINYL]

(The Thing Records -- Austria )


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The Thing "again" as Gustafsson on saxophones, Haker Flaten on electric and acoustic bass, and Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion present 3 extended blues-based, Ayler-inflected free jazz pieces, with Gustafsson's powerfully emotional playing over Haker-Flaten and Nilssen-Love's powerful polyrhythmic foundations; Joe McPhee joins for one track taking on a Frank Lowe piece.

Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel): Unleashed
Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel):
Unleashed

(RogueArt -- France )


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Pianist Myra Melford joins frequent collaborators, double bassist Joelle Leandre and flutist Nicole Mitchell, in a live performance at Galerie Zurcher, in Paris in 2016, for a set of spontaneous improvisations with a warm chamber jazz feeling of masterful dialog.

Zorn, John: The Mockingbird
Zorn, John:
The Mockingbird

(Tzadik -- USA )


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John Zorn's Gnostic Trio of Bill Frisell on guitar, Carol Emanuel on harp and Kenny Wollesen on vibes and chimes, perform Zorn's compositions inspired by the classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" in lyrical chamber jazz of great depth and nuance.

Kovac, Boris: Anamnesis: Ecumenical Mysteries
Kovac, Boris:
Anamnesis: Ecumenical Mysteries

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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"Anamnesis: Ecumenical Mysteries was Yugoslavian saxophonist/composer Boris Kovac's first release out of Europe (on the Canadian label Disques Victo). It was also his first work recorded in Yugoslavia following the war that forced him t...

Douglas, Dave: Secular Psalms
Douglas, Dave:
Secular Psalms

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )


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A newly commissioned suite of ten pieces requested by the City of Gent and Handelsbeurs Theater to commemorate 600 years since the creation of the Gent Altarpiece by Jan Van Eyck performed with an international group of younger musicians, orchestrated with an unusual mix of instruments including serpent, lute, organ and sampler; a discerning and accomplished major work.

Irarrazabal, Amanda / Miriam Den Boer Salmon: Fauces
Irarrazabal, Amanda / Miriam Den Boer Salmon:
Fauces

(577 Records -- USA )


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Using double bass, violin and objects to affect their instruments, Amsterdam violinist Miriam Den Boer Salmón and Chilean double bassist Amanda Irarrazabal present ten succinct sonic landscapes through fully free improvisation, their interactions building and scraping, intersecting and interacting in fascinating and frightening ways.

Marion, Louis-Michel / Francoise Toullec: Apocalyptic Garden
Marion, Louis-Michel / Francoise Toullec:
Apocalyptic Garden

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A strangely agitated garden sculpted from melody, dissonance and instrumental abberation through profound technique and unusual approaches to their instrument, by French double bassist Louis-Michel Marion and pianist Françoise Toullec, bringing a sense of wonder and turbulent environment through a shared passion balancing ominous space with astute activity.

Coleman, Anthony / Brian Chase: Arcades [VINYL]
Coleman, Anthony / Brian Chase:
Arcades [VINYL]

(Chaikin Records -- USA )


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Downtown NY pianist Anthony Coleman (John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Glenn Branca), and drummer Brian Chase (Jeremiah Cymerman, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Drums and Drones) present their debut collaboration, balancing jazz-influenced improvisation with avant compositional forms to forge a chamber jazz album of thoughtful interaction informed by profound technique and creative drive.

Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht / Tilman Kanitz: The Pankow-Park Sessions, Vol.1
Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht / Tilman Kanitz:
The Pankow-Park Sessions, Vol.1

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Six potent duo improvisations for cello and piano by composer & pianist Ernstalbrecht Stiebler and fellow-Berlin resident Tilman Kanitz, who have been developing their dialog together for several years in studio, focusing much of their momentum on pitch and harmony, their work all the more remarkable for Stiebler only having begun improvising in his mid-80s.

Feldman, Mark / Katinka Kleijn: Sine Nomine
Feldman, Mark / Katinka Kleijn:
Sine Nomine

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


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Blurring free improvisation and compositional strategies in this encounter at the "First Meeting Series" at FAB Music Studio Chicago between New York violinist Mark Feldman and Chicago cellist Katinka Kleijn, a remarkable concert in two parts showing imaginative skills of phenomenal technical expertise and experience, instant compositions of the highest order.

Clucas, Dan / Kyle Motl / Nathan Hubbard: Daydream and Halting
Clucas, Dan / Kyle Motl / Nathan Hubbard:
Daydream and Halting

(FMR -- UK )


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A collective West Coast trio from double bassist Kyle Motl (Treesearch) with cornetist Dan Clucas, also on violin and moxeno (an Andean wind instrument) and drummer Nathan Hubbard, imbued with a spiritual and natural chamber jazz feeling, their improvisations influenced by concepts of daydreams, incandescence and zephyrs; a beautiful and open-minded album.

Tong, Brianna / Johanna Brock / Andrew Scott Young / Ishmael Ali: Akjai
Tong, Brianna / Johanna Brock / Andrew Scott Young / Ishmael Ali:
Akjai

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Part of the Chi Away project bringing together new collaborations of Chicago improvisers, Akjai is the unique experimental chamber jazz quartet of Brianna Tong on vocals, Johanna Brock on voice & violin, Ishmael Ali on cello and Andrew Scott Young on double bass, blurring 20th century classical music, art song and free jazz with texts by Brianna Tong, Octavia Butler, and RA Washington.

WeFreeStrings (Burnham / Laster / Waterman / Filiano): Love in the Form of Sacred Outrage
WeFreeStrings (Burnham / Laster / Waterman / Filiano):
Love in the Form of Sacred Outrage

(ESP -- USA )


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Formed in 2011, this 2nd album from WeFreeStrings led by violist and composer Meland Dyer is at its core the trio of Dyer, violinist Gwen Laster and bassist Ken Filiano, expanded on two of the four pieces with cellist Alex Waterman, violinist Charles Burnham and drummer Michael Wimberly, in an impressive collection of exquisite string interactions influenced by social issues.

Jeong, Eunhye (Jeong / Burik / Ridley / Mela / Kim): End of Time / KM-53 Project Vol. 1
Jeong, Eunhye (Jeong / Burik / Ridley / Mela / Kim):
End of Time / KM-53 Project Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )


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An energetic and sophisticated album of free improvisation based around three compositions by and under the direction of Boston-based South Korean pianist Eunhye Jeong, in a quintet with Allison Burik on alto saxophone & bass clarinet, Max Ridley on double bass, Francisco Mela on drums and Mina Kim on cello, who also performs Jeong's solo work for cello on the center track.

Zorn, John (Marsella / Roeder / Smith): Suite for Piano
Zorn, John (Marsella / Roeder / Smith):
Suite for Piano

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Blurring the lines between composed and improvised music, John Zorn's ten-part composition in his "Suite for Piano" was inspired in part by the Goldberg Variations and Schoenberg's solo piano music, set in the classic piano trio format and performed by extraordinary New York musicians and improvisers, Brian Marsella on piano, Jorge Roeder on bass, and Ches Smith on drums.

Columbia Icefield (Nate Wooley / Mary Halvorson / Ryan Sawyer): Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes
Columbia Icefield (Nate Wooley / Mary Halvorson / Ryan Sawyer):
Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


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The second outing for trumpeter and composer Nate Wooley's Columbia Icefield band with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar, Ryan Sawyer on drums, plus violist Mat Maneri and bassist Trevor Dunn joining for one track; an album of sublime and subtly complex sondscapes in beautiful abstractions that evolve to exceptional group and solo interplay.

Kassap, Sylvain Sextet : Octobres
Kassap, Sylvain Sextet :
Octobres

(RogueArt -- France )


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An extension to a cycle of recordings that started in 1985 with his Saxifrages Octet, clarinetist Sylvain Kassap leads his sextet through original compositions that integrate jazz, compositional and avant rock structures into a unique chamber jazz form, a sophisticated approach to writing as Kassap commemorates the 1917 October Revolution in Russia.

Busolini, Cyprien / Bertrand Gauguet: Miroir
Busolini, Cyprien / Bertrand Gauguet:
Miroir

(Akousis Records -- France )


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An album of intensive listening through concentrated improvisation from the long-running collaboration of French improvisers, Cyprien Busolini on viola and Bertrand Gauguet on alto saxophone, both using unfaltering techniques as they metamorphose their instruments from delicate silence to forceful tones, oscillating and vacillating across two extended improvisations.

Rempis / Reid / Abrams: Allium
Rempis / Reid / Abrams:
Allium

(Aerophonic -- USA )


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The second release from the Chicago chamber-oriented, collective free jazz trio of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophone, Tomeka Reid on cello, and Joshua Abrams on bass, expanding on their highly concentrative and contemplative approach to group dialog, a powerfully assured and seemingly composed set of nine impeccable improvisations.

Gregorio, Guillermo: Faktura
Gregorio, Guillermo:
Faktura

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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Guillermo Gregorio produces a series of compositions that reinterprets the structural concepts of Constructivism, Concretism, and Madi, focusing on the physicality of sound.

Gregorio, Guillermo / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: Room of the the Present
Gregorio, Guillermo / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton:
Room of the the Present

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


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Two performances of Chicago reedist and composer Guillermo Gregorio's graphic score "Moholy 2", inspired by the artwork of László Moholy-Nagy, recorded in two conductions at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago in 2007 & 2008 by the trio of Gregorio on clarinets & alto sax, Damon Smith on double bass, and Jerome Bryerton on percussion, cymbals and drums.

Gregorio, Guillermo Trio: Red Cube(d)
Gregorio, Guillermo Trio:
Red Cube(d)

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


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Ratchet Orchestra: Coco Swirl
Ratchet Orchestra:
Coco Swirl

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Active since the early 90's, the superb Montreal super-group Ratchet Orchestra under the direction of Nicolas Caloia with 19 performers presents 10 works including the title track, with soloists including Jean Rene, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, Ellwood Epps, Sam Shalabi, Craig Petersen, Yves Charuest, Joshua Zubot, Scott Thomson, Isaiah Ceccarelli, &c.

 

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