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Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )


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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

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.

De Looze, Bram  (D Looze / St-Louis / Levin / Van Hemmen / Van Der Werf / Verheyen / Ullmann): Septy
De Looze, Bram (D Looze / St-Louis / Levin / Van Hemmen / Van Der Werf / Verheyen / Ullmann):
Septych

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Young Belgian pianist & composer Bram De Looze in a new Septych (septet) orchestrated with two cellos, three horns, piano and drums from a tremendous set of players: Daniel Levin, Gebhard Ullmann, Robin Verheyen, Lester St-Louis, Bo Van Der Werf and Flin Van Hemmen.

Johnson, Max Trio with Kirk Knuffle & Ziv Ravitz: Elevated Vegetation
Johnson, Max Trio with Kirk Knuffle & Ziv Ravitz:
Elevated Vegetation

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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The New York trio of trumpeter Kirk Knuffke, bassist Max Johnson and Ziv Ravitz recording mostly original compositions in the studio, modern improvisation blending melodic and free improvisation in excellent ways.

Boeren, Eric 4tet: Song for Tracy the Turtle - Live in Brugge 2004
Boeren, Eric 4tet:
Song for Tracy the Turtle - Live in Brugge 2004

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Dutch improvisers cornetist Eric Boeren, saxophonist Michael Moore, bassist Wilbert de Joode with drummer Paul Lovens performing live in 2004 at Concertgebouw, Brugge.

Coxhill, Lol & Michel Doneda: Sitting On Your Stairs
Coxhill, Lol & Michel Doneda:
Sitting On Your Stairs

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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An improvised concert at Les Instantes Chavires near Paris in 2011, the last outing of the duo of saxophonist Lol Coxhill and trumpter Michel Doneda, two fine improvisers at the top of their respective abilities.

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 d’Alfortville 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.

Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Ours
Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson):
Ours

(Cuneiform Records -- USA )


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The New York free improvising jazz trio Thumbscrew with long-time collaborators guitarist Mary Halvorson, double bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara in the 1st of 2 albums on the reborn Cuneiform label, here presenting creative original compositions from each of the three musicians in 9 virtuosic, sometimes quirky, and always warmly adventurous tunes.

Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Theirs
Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson):
Theirs

(Cuneiform Records -- USA )


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The second of two albums from the reborn Cuneiform label by New York free improvising jazz trio Thumbscrew with long-time collaborators guitarist Mary Halvorson, double bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, here presenting compositions from jazz greats Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Nichols, Stanley Cowell, Misha Mengelberg, &c.

Thumbscrew (Halvorson / Formanek / Fujiwara): Convallaria
Thumbscrew (Halvorson / Formanek / Fujiwara):
Convallaria

(Cuneiform -- USA )


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The NY improvising trio of Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (double bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) follow their "Thumbscrew" album with this impressive release of avant jazz, balancing melodic and technical playing with beautiful pacing and insightful interaction.

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!

Livebatts!
Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

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.

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Shane Parish: Interactivity
Nakatani, Tatsuya / Shane Parish:
Interactivity

(Cuneiform -- USA )


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The second album for the duo of Japanese avant percussionist living in New Mexico Tatsuya Nakatani and Asheville, NC guitarist Shane Parish (Ahleuchatistas), recorded live at Static Age Records during Nakatani's extensive 2018 tour, finding both players intensely involved in their dialog, through highly interactive and deeply reflective passages.

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.

Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): The Anthony Braxton Project
Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek):
The Anthony Braxton Project

(Cuneiform -- USA )


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The Thumbscrew trio of NY improvisers Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibes, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass, turn their focus to their shared history with composer and reedist Anthony Braxton as he celebrates his 75th birthday, performing 11 previously unheard compositions selected from Composition No. 14 through No. 274; masterful and profound.

Stirrup + 6 (Lonberg-Holdm / Macri / Rumback): The Avondale Addition
Stirrup + 6 (Lonberg-Holdm / Macri / Rumback):
The Avondale Addition

(Cuneiform -- USA )


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The Stirrup trio of cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri (bass), and Charles Rumback (drums) is merged with improvisers from Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra project--Keefe Jackson & Mars Williams on reeds, guitarist Peter Maunu, violist Jen Clare Paulson, trumpeter Russ Johnson & Zoots Houston on electronics -for this compelling structured performance at Elastic Arts.

Reid, Tomeka Quartet: Old New
Reid, Tomeka Quartet:
Old New

(Cuneiform -- USA )


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Drawn from some of New Yorks finest and most active improvisers, cellist Tomeka Reid's string-centric quartet with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Jason Roebke on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums, take Reid's lyrical compositions into ebullient territory, showing the effective power of these versatile string instruments in creative and irresistible modern jazz.

Ideal Bread (Stinton / Knuffke / Hopkins / Fujiwara): Beating the Teens [2 CDs]
Ideal Bread (Stinton / Knuffke / Hopkins / Fujiwara):
Beating the Teens [2 CDs]

(Cuneiform -- Canada )


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The 3rd album NYC's Steve Lacy repertory band Ideal Bread led by John Sinton (baritone saxophone) with Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Adam Hopkins (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) in a double CD recomposing Lacy's "Scratching The Seventies / Dreams" in unique and fascinating ways.

Ideal Bread: Transmit: Vol. 2 of The Music of Steve Lacy
Ideal Bread:
Transmit: Vol. 2 of The Music of Steve Lacy

(Cuneiform -- USA )


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The 2nd volume of the quartet of Kirk Knuffke, Josh Sinton, Reuben Radding and Tomas Fujiwara's quartet plaing the compositions of the late soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy.

A Love Supreme Electric (Vinny Golia / John Hanrahan / Henry Kaiser / Wayne Peet / Mike Watt): A Lov
A Love Supreme Electric (Vinny Golia / John Hanrahan / Henry Kaiser / Wayne Peet / Mike Watt):
A Love Supreme & Meditations [2 CDs]

(Cuneiform -- USA )


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Initiated by West Coast drummer John Hanrahan, A Love Supreme Electric examines John Coltrane's A Love Supreme and Meditations album, asking to merge the two as one spiritual ecstatic piece of music, as performed on this 2 CD set with Vinny Golia on sax, Bob Moses on percussion, Henry Kaiser on guitar, Mike Watt on bass and Wayne Peet on organ; profound and powerful!

Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): Never Is Enough
Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek):
Never Is Enough

(Cuneiform -- USA )


Price: $14.95    


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Recorded at the same time and influenced by the recording of their 2020 album The Anthony Braxton Project, the NY Thumbscrew trio of Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass & electric bass present 9 original compositions, three pieces from each of the musicians, of melodically inclined forward thinking, creative jazz.

Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): Never Is Enough [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek):
Never Is Enough [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Cuneiform -- USA )


Price: $38.95    


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Recorded at the same time and influenced by the recording of their 2020 album The Anthony Braxton Project, the NY Thumbscrew trio of Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass & electric bass present 9 original compositions, three pieces from each of the musicians, of melodically inclined forward thinking, creative jazz.

Smith, Wadada Leo Organic: Heart's Reflection [2 CDs]
Smith, Wadada Leo Organic:
Heart's Reflection [2 CDs]

(Cuneiform -- USA )


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An incredible double CD from trumpeter Leo Smith's Organic with Michael Gregory, Pheeroan AkLaff, Angelica Sanchez, Skuli Sverrisson, Brandon Ross, &c &c... incredible electric and acoustic jazz from the legendary improviser and innovator!

Miriodor: Elements
Miriodor:
Elements

(Cuneiform -- USA )


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The inventive Canadian electric improvising band releases their 10th studio album, continuing as the trio of guitarist Bernard Falaise, keyboardist Pascal Globensky and drummer/percussionist Remi Leclerc, presenting six masterfully lyrical pieces that take unusual twists and turns, adding unexpected "elements" to each pieces in clever, playful and inspired ways.

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

(Cuneiform -- USA )


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Their name a combination of magic and music, "Mujician" formed in the UK in 1988 as the quartet of Keith Tippett on piano, Tony Levin on drums, Paul Dunmall on sax & winds and Paul Rogers on bass, this extraordinary 2010 recording of two extended improvisations at the University of Bristol was the band's last, before the passing of drummer Levin and pianist Tippett.

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

(Cuneiform -- USA )


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The introduction of a new trio bringing together Washington D.C. bassist Luke Stewart (Heroes Are Gang Leaders) with D.C. area tenor saxophonist Brian Settles and Chicago/NY drummer Chad Taylor, in an album carefully sequenced like a live performance, a journey through free improv, funky roots, world music, ending with a reference to La Monte Young's Dream House.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): The Anthony Braxton Project

Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Ours

Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): Never Is Enough

Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Theirs

A Love Supreme Electric (Vinny Golia / John Hanrahan / Henry Kaiser / Wayne Peet / Mike Watt): A Lov

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

Reid, Tomeka Quartet: Old New

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

Stirrup + 6 (Lonberg-Holdm / Macri / Rumback): The Avondale Addition

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

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Shane Parish: Interactivity

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL]

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla'

De Looze, Bram (D Looze / St-Louis / Levin / Van Hemmen / Van Der Werf / Verheyen / Ullmann): Septy

Thumbscrew (Halvorson / Formanek / Fujiwara): Convallaria

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity

Livebatts!

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

Coxhill, Lol & Michel Doneda: Sitting On Your Stairs

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