The Squid's Ear Magazine
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related


 
Big Bend RTS & Samuel Blaser: Aquarelle
Big Bend RTS & Samuel Blaser:
Aquarelle

(PGP RTS -- Serbia )


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"Big Band RTS was founded in 1948 under the name Radio Belgrade Entertainment Orchestra in the formation of a revue orchestra, and in 1954, with the separation of the string ensemble, it began work as a Big Jazz Orchestra (Big Band). Fo...

Edelman, Nataniel Trio (feat. Michael Formanek / Michael Attias): Un Ruido de Agua <i>[Used Item]</i
Edelman, Nataniel Trio (feat. Michael Formanek / Michael Attias):
Un Ruido de Agua [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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A piano sax and bass trio led by Argentinian pianist Nataniel Edelman with Michael Formanek on bass and Michael Attias on alto sax, recording in the studio in Berlin for a mix of five Edelman compositions, one by Attias, and four collective improvisations, recorded in a single day for a consistently lyrical, flowing set of elegantly informed, magnificent playing.

Tarwid, Grzegorz Trio ( w/ Mucha / Karch): Flowers <i>[Used Item]</i>
Tarwid, Grzegorz Trio ( w/ Mucha / Karch):
Flowers [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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Lyrically upbeat and expressive piano trio compositions from Polish pianist Grzegorz Tarwid and his trio with double bassist Max Mucha and drummer Albert Karch, all active performers on the Polish and European free jazz secene, here in six works of diverse moods that start with Latin tinges and seamlessly work through playful and pointillistic pieces to end in a tranquil "Sleep".

Calcanhar (Mortagua  / Azevedo): Jump <i>[Used Item]</i>
Calcanhar (Mortagua / Azevedo):
Jump [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The project name chosen by the duo of Portuguese improvisers, saxophonist Joao Mortagua and pianist Carlos Azevedo, translates to "heel", which they explain "represents the footprint we leave behind as we navigate a constantly evolving musical path", heard in 14 succinct improvisations that balance implicitly lyrical dialog with unconventional and often mischievous technique.

ZYFT (Felixbrodt / Taubenfeld / Zwerver): Triangle Moments <i>[Used Item]</i>
ZYFT (Felixbrodt / Taubenfeld / Zwerver):
Triangle Moments [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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The sophomore release for the acoustic free improvising Amsterdam trio of Ziv Taubenfeld on bass clarinet, Henk Zwerver on guitar, and Maya Felixbrodt on viola, upping the intensity in a set of abstract improvisations of an active nature using unorthodox and extended techniques; upbeat and often exciting collective discourse that leads to great moments of individual expression.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Guilherme Rodrigues / Eric Bauer / Stephen Flinn: Letters to Mile
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Guilherme Rodrigues / Eric Bauer / Stephen Flinn:
Letters to Milena [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Referencing the book Letters to Milena (Briefe an Milena) by Franz Kafka of his intense love affair with Czech journalist & writer Milena Jesenská, through four lettered parts of a subtly sophisticated set of improvisations by Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Nuno Torres (alto sax), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Eric Bauer (electronics) and Stephen Flinn (percussion).

Rodrigues / Stoffner / Parrinha / Madeira: Altered Egos <i>[Used Item]</i>
Rodrigues / Stoffner / Parrinha / Madeira:
Altered Egos [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A highly interactive and textural set of chamber-oriented free improvisations with an often pointillistic approach from the quartet of Portuguese improvisers Ernesto Rodrigues on viola & crackle box, Bruno Parrinha on clarinet & alto saxophone, Joao Madeira on double bass with Swiss electric guitarist Florian Stoffner, in three detailed and engaging conversations.

Rodrigues / Parrinha / McDonas / Flak / Oliveira: The Fleeting Nature Of Time <i>[Used Item]</i>
Rodrigues / Parrinha / McDonas / Flak / Oliveira:
The Fleeting Nature Of Time [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Excellent pacing with introspective richness and detail through five improvisations, as US pianist Thollem McDonas joins Portuguese improvisers Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Bruno Parrinha on alto clarinet, Flak on acoustic guitar and Jose Oliveira on percussion for this studio recording in Lisbon, each passage reflecting a word from the title; inspired and beautiful.

Brotzmann / Kondo / Toyozumi: Complete Link
Brotzmann / Kondo / Toyozumi:
Complete Link

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $16.95    




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Suter, Sheldon: Berceuses & Nocturnes <i>[Used Item]</i>
Suter, Sheldon:
Berceuses & Nocturnes [Used Item]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Percussionist Sheldon Suter steps out from groups including Musique Brute, Big Bold Back Bone, Marco von Orelli 6 or Jurg Wickihalder Orchestra for a seductive album of solo percussion, using zithers, portable turntables, a shruti box and harmonica in immersive works intermixing six pulsing and serene lullabies with five ominous nocturnal environments.

Remondino, Nicolas / Ocra Rosa: Each Falling Stick Is A Necessary Gesture, Every Sonic Action Being
Remondino, Nicolas / Ocra Rosa:
Each Falling Stick Is A Necessary Gesture, Every Sonic Action Being Perfectly Voluntary And With Its Own Dignity [Used Item]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Italian percussionist, sound artist, improviser and composer Nicholas Remondino expresses the sentiment of the 18 recordings on this solo album of prepared drum improvisations through a single sentence, each piece flowing into the next through unusual punctuation, gestures and intersections, as the listener is carried along curious landscapes of extraordinary technique.

Vukosavljevic, Ivan: Slow Roads <i>[Used Item]</i>
Vukosavljevic, Ivan:
Slow Roads [Used Item]

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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Eight compositions for solo 1/4 comma meantone organ by Serbian composer Ivan Vukosavljevic and performed by organists Tineke Steenbrink, Francesca Ajossa, Jan Hage, Lise Morrison, recorded in 2022 on five different historic organs, dating from the early 16th to mid-17th centuries, captured in medieval churches located in the countryside of northern Netherlands.

Frey, Jurg / Keiko Shichijo: Les Signes Passagers <i>[Used Item]</i>
Frey, Jurg / Keiko Shichijo:
Les Signes Passagers [Used Item]

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Written by Jurg Frey in 2021 and commissioned by Amsterdam-based pianist Keiko Shichijo, this solo work using the unique audio characteristics of the fortepiano was premiered by Shichijo in 2022 at the Concertgebouw Brugge during the SLOW Festival and performed again at November Music 2022, this recording captured at Concertgebouw Brugge in the presence of the composer.

Cammisa, Edoardo: io_u,E <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cammisa, Edoardo:
io_u,E [Used Item]

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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Understated and enigmatic, the work of Northern Italian sound artist Edoardo Cammisa, aka Banished Pills, presents a very short work on decay, and then two expanded sound works composed from synthesisers, spring reverb, microphones, field recordings, no-input mixing, organ & sampler; the environments are murky but with movement, and engaging in their dark evening ambiance.

Hockley, Liam (Avram / Chrysakis / Dumitrescu / Radulescu): Pulse Tide <i>[Used Item]</i>
Hockley, Liam (Avram / Chrysakis / Dumitrescu / Radulescu):
Pulse Tide [Used Item]

(Aural Terrains -- UK )


Price: $10.95    




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Canadian clarinetist Liam Hockley, a dedicated advocate for new and experimental music, performs compositions on a relatively obscure member of the clarinet family, the basset horn, alone and in layers of up to seven horns, in pieces from Romanian spectral composers Ana Maria Avram, Iancu Dumitrescu, and Horatiu Radulescu, along with a contemporary work by Thanos Chrysakis.

Ahmed (Thomas / Grip / Gerbal / Wright): Wood Blues [VINYL 2 LPs]
Ahmed (Thomas / Grip / Gerbal / Wright):
Wood Blues [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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A rollicking album of hard blues from the أحمد [Ahmed] quartet of Pat Thomas on piano, Joel Grip on double bass, Antonin Gerbal on drums and Seymour Wright on alto saxophone, performing live in 2022 as part of the Counterflows Festival at The Glue Factory in Glasgow, for a hard driving, upbeat performance in front of an enthusiastic audience.

Park, Han-earl / Yorgos Dimitriadis / Camila Nebbia: Gonggong 225088
Park, Han-earl / Yorgos Dimitriadis / Camila Nebbia:
Gonggong 225088

(Waveform Alphabet -- USA )


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The project of Korean-American guitarist, improviser and composer Han-earl Park, Gonggong 225088 is his trio with Argentinian saxophonist, composer and visual artist Camila Nebbia, and Greek drummer, improviser and sound artist Yorgos Dimitriadis, in an album of collective improvisation that expands its percolating jazz roots with spacious moments of electronics and extended expression.

Gargaud, Guillaume / Eero Savela: Syyspimee
Gargaud, Guillaume / Eero Savela:
Syyspimee

(Ramble Records -- Australia )


Price: $13.95    




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"French guitarist, composer and improviser Guillaume Gargaud and Finnish trumpet player Eero Savela join forces again for SYYSPIMEE. SYYSPIMEE (the darkness of autumn in Finnish) follows the 2020 release 'Helsinki' and sees them continu...

Dunston, Nick: Colla Voce
Dunston, Nick:
Colla Voce

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A wild "Afro-Surrealist Anti-Opera" from composer & bassist Nick Dunston, performed with an ensemble of string players (including JACK Quartet) and vocalists, in a gripping hybrid of acoustic and electronic music, using the studio for post-processing to create Dunston's self-described "warped narrative", an understatement for this incredibly passionate, surreal and absolutely impressive work.

Sery, Christelle / Jerome Descamps: Te Ti'ama
Sery, Christelle / Jerome Descamps:
Te Ti'ama

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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"Enigmatic and deeply emblematic, a sensitive dialogue unbound by predetermined roles, Te Ti'ama announces the opportune arrival of an exciting new duo defining an undocumented path in guitar-trombone dynamics. While taking obvious inspi...

Nabatov, Simon Quartet feat. Ralph Alessi: Lovely Music
Nabatov, Simon Quartet feat. Ralph Alessi:
Lovely Music

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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"Lovely" but also free to take some wild asides, Russian-American pianist Simon Nabatov's quintet with trumpeter Ralph Allessi, saxophonist Sebastian Gille, bassist David Helm and drummer Leif Berger pivots around melodic cores from Nabatov's alluring compositions as he explores themes of love, refraining from cloying approaches through sophisticated and often edgy direction for his players.

Gantar, Miha: New York City [5 CDs]
Gantar, Miha:
New York City [5 CDs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $23.95    




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The 3rd box set from Slovenian pianist & composer residing in Amsterdam, Miha Gantar, in five CDs collaborating with NYC improvisors and contemporary players performing Gantar compositions and collective improv, in configurations from a quintet, two trios including one with bassist John Hebert & drummer Eric McPherson, a duo with tenor saxophonist Zoh Amba, ending with Gantar solo.

Studer, Daniel: Extended II <i>[Used Item]</i>
Studer, Daniel:
Extended II [Used Item]

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


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Presented in two sonic rendering, one for stereo playback and a binaural mix for headophones, this exceptional 2021 chamber jazz string performance at Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich displays spectacular technique and concentration, from the quintet of Daniel Studer (double bass), Harald Kimmig (violin), Frantz Loriot (viola), Alfred Zimmerlin (violoncello) and Philip Zoubek (piano).

Vicens, Gabriel: Mural
Vicens, Gabriel:
Mural

(Stradavarius -- Italy )


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Reflecting on the slow decay of Roman and Egyptian murals, New York City-based, Puerto Rican-born composer, guitarist, visual artist and No Base Trio member, Gabriel Vicéns, presents a collection of chamber works including two piano trios, a wind quintet performed by Nu Quintet, cello & violin and violin & piano duos, a solo piano work, and a sextet conducted by David Bloom.

Gallio, Christoph / Roger Turner: You Can Blackmail Me Later
Gallio, Christoph / Roger Turner:
You Can Blackmail Me Later

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


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During a sabbatical in London, Swiss saxophonist Christoph Gallio (Day & Taxi) renewed his friendship with percussionist Roger Turner, with whom he had performed in a trio with Urs Leimgruber; meeting at Turner's London flat, they developed the spontaneous language heard on this freely improvised album, Gallio on soprano, alto & C-melody saxophones and Turner on drums & distinctive percussive devices.

Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler / Paul Amereller: Lotus Blossom
Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler / Paul Amereller:
Lotus Blossom

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


Price: $18.95    




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Unabashedly lyrical and focused on jazz tradition, the Swiss trio of Alex Hendriksen on tenor saxophone, Fabian Gisler on double bass and Paul Amereller on drums present an album of standards, including pieces by Tadd Dameron, Billy Strayhorn, Jerome Kern, Thelonious Monk and Benny Golson, warmly interpreted with extraordinary band interplay and individual soloing.

Bertel, Maria: Monophonic
Bertel, Maria:
Monophonic

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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"Monophonic is the name of the new album by Maria Bertel. As the title hints the album is a study of music played with 'one voice'. The amplification of the trombone mimics the effect of a magnifying glass, that let otherwise inaudible ...

Salvo, Sofia: ROTAROTA
Salvo, Sofia:
ROTAROTA

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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The first solo material of baritone saxophonist Sofia Salvo, ÒROTAROTAÓ is a series of improvised pieces. The title refers to growing up and transforming (sometimes hard) childhood memories into beautiful thunder-strong sounds....

Mayas, Magda Filamental (Mayas / Abdelnour / Caddy / Davies / Davies / Mayaas / Parks / Theriot-Ramo
Mayas, Magda Filamental (Mayas / Abdelnour / Caddy / Davies / Davies / Mayaas / Parks / Theriot-Ramos / Thieke):
Ritual Mechanics

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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The 2nd release from Magda Mayas' Filamental octet of Mayas, Zeena Parkins, Michel Thieke, Christine Abdelnour, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Aimée Theriot and Anthea Caddy, is a fascinating studio composition developed from individual recordings provided by each musician, assembled into two detailed and cohesive works of impressive contours and almost ceremonial beauty.

Gunnarson, Rosanna / Karin Johansson: I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka
Gunnarson, Rosanna / Karin Johansson:
I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka

(OUTERDISK -- Sweden )


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"I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka" is inspired by August Strindberg's classic short story about a fortepiano being dropped into deep waters off an archipelago island, Stora grusharpan. The musical content is based partly on secret unde...

Johansson, Karin / Lisen Rylander Love: Arter [VINYL]
Johansson, Karin / Lisen Rylander Love:
Arter [VINYL]

(Havtorn Records -- Sweden )


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The Swedish title translating to "Species", the contemplatively elegant interactions between pianist Karin Johansson and tenor saxophonist Lisen Rylander are named for extinct species of animals and plants, as the two improvise over the loss of species that disappear from the earth every year, their wistful music augmented through preparations, kalimbas, live electronics and percussion.

Johansson, Karin / Lisen Rylander Love: Arter
Johansson, Karin / Lisen Rylander Love:
Arter

(Havtorn Records -- Sweden )


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The Swedish title translating to "Species", the contemplatively elegant interactions between pianist Karin Johansson and tenor saxophonist Lisen Rylander are named for extinct species of animals and plants, as the two improvise over the loss of species that disappear from the earth every year, their wistful music augmented through preparations, kalimbas, live electronics and percussion.

Johansson, Karin / Finn Loxbo : Vent [VINYL]
Johansson, Karin / Finn Loxbo :
Vent [VINYL]

(Omlott -- Sweden )


Price: $18.95    




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Performing on prepared piano & accordion (Karin Johansson) and guitar & electronics (Fin Loxbo), this Swedish duo explore unhurried and varied soundscapes, their skill and discerning motion allowing individual sounds space for clear expression in virtual narratives, the album's tracks captured in a variety of locations including the resonance of an old water reservoir.

Johansson, Karin / Finn Loxbo : Vent
Johansson, Karin / Finn Loxbo :
Vent

(Omlott -- Sweden )


Price: $13.95    




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Performing on prepared piano & accordion (Karin Johansson) and guitar & electronics (Fin Loxbo), this Swedish duo explore unhurried and varied soundscapes, their skill and discerning motion allowing individual sounds space for clear expression in virtual narratives, the album's tracks captured in a variety of locations including the resonance of an old water reservoir.

ORD: Hemligheter pa vagen [VINYL]
ORD:
Hemligheter pa vagen [VINYL]

(Havtorn Records -- Sweden )


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Inspired by the memoir from Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, this first album from the ORD quintet uses text from Tranströmer and original work from pianist & composer Karin Johansson and vocalist Jenny Willén, with trombonist Niclas Rhyd, reedist Gunnel Samuelsson and bassist Hasse Westling, in an exquisite set of introspective songs that bridge composed and improvised forms.

ORD: Hemligheter pa vagen
ORD:
Hemligheter pa vagen

(Havtorn Records -- Sweden )


Price: $13.95    




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Inspired by the memoir from Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, this first album from the ORD quintet uses text from Tranströmer and original work from pianist & composer Karin Johansson and vocalist Jenny Willén, with trombonist Niclas Rhyd, reedist Gunnel Samuelsson and bassist Hasse Westling, in an exquisite set of introspective songs that bridge composed and improvised forms.

Kahn, Jason / Alice Hui-Sheng Chang: I Smile When The Sound Is Singing Through The Space
Kahn, Jason / Alice Hui-Sheng Chang:
I Smile When The Sound Is Singing Through The Space

(Editions -- Switzerland )


Price: $14.95    




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The second album from Swiss improviser Jason Kahn and Taiwanese experimental vocalist Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, in eight pieces of free vocal improvisation recorded during Jason Kahn's one-month artist residency in September 2023 at Ting Shuo Hear Say in Tainan, Taiwan, an unusual collaboration of idiosyncratic interactions using a wide spectrum of vocal techniques.

Ensemble 5 (Geisser / Blumer / Staub / Morgenthaler / Dell): The Human Factor
Ensemble 5 (Geisser / Blumer / Staub / Morgenthaler / Dell):
The Human Factor

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


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The long-running quartet of percussionist Heinz Geisser, bassist Fridolin Blumer, pianist Reto Staub and trombonist Robert Morgenthaler have for years extended their 4-tet with a 5th guest, here asking vibraphonist Christopher Dell to join them in the studio after a successful live performance in the spring of 2022, capturing this spectacular, wide-ranging example of collective improvisation.

Ulher, Birgit: Split Friction - Audiovisual Works [BOOK]
Ulher, Birgit:
Split Friction - Audiovisual Works [BOOK]

(Private -- Germany )


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Published on the occasion of Birgit Ulher's exhibition Split Friction at Errant Sound in Berlin from November 24-26, 2023, an interdisciplinary project spanning the intersection between exhibition, video, performance, concert and sound installation, documented in this 96 page full-color book with images from the installation, graphic scores, and essays in English & German.

VCA (Vilanova / Castrillon / Andean): Ceres <i>[Used Item]</i>
VCA (Vilanova / Castrillon / Andean):
Ceres [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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Electroacoustic improvisation from the trio of Marc Vilanova on saxophone, Sergio Castrillon on cello, and pianist James Andean also performing on objects and electronics, in nine collective improvisations of close-knit dialog balancing intense activity and silent space, building tension and releasing it in unexpected and wonderfully eccentric ways.

Amberg, Elio / Christoph Baumann: Life In A Pond <i>[Used Item]</i>
Amberg, Elio / Christoph Baumann:
Life In A Pond [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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Nine freely improvised introspections as "enlightening spots on different forms of life in a rather muddy environment" from Lucerne, Switzerland based tenor saxophonist Elio Amberg and pianist Christoph Baumann, wonderful miniatures of great style and skill, a diverse exploration of their fictional pond that's quite spellbinding and exciting.

Zajc, Rebeka Rusjan : Prelude <i>[Used Item]</i>
Zajc, Rebeka Rusjan :
Prelude [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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The debut for young Slovenian pianist Rebeka Rusjan Zajc, living and working in Amsterdam, brings forward a new voice in lyrically elegant and virtuosically confident solo piano improvisation, her extended piece "Illusion" divided in natural segments that allow her progressions to develop through accomplished, lively runs and moments of suspended beauty.

Gratkowski / Uchihashi / Heather / Sundland: Frank Gratkowski's Entrainment
Gratkowski / Uchihashi / Heather / Sundland:
Frank Gratkowski's Entrainment

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


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A stunningly powerful quartet of electric jazz captured live at the 2022 Freejazz Festival in Saarbrucken, Germany between German alto saxophonist Frank Gratkowski (Skein), Japanese guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi (Ground Zero, Altered States), electric bassist Dan Peter Sundland and drummer Steve Heather, performing four assertive, charged and cathartic collective improvisations.

Banabila, Michel: The Unreal Realm <i>[Used Item]</i>
Banabila, Michel:
The Unreal Realm [Used Item]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


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A collection of works from Netherlands composer Michel Banabila, including a piece developed with saxophonist Dave Liebman and previously released only digitally; a work with Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek); a work with Pierre Bastien; and excerpts from scores for Yin Yue's choreography in two works: "Somewhere" for New York Live Arts and "Timeless Tide" for BalletMet.

Duplant, Bruno / Rutger Zuydervelt: Edge Of Oblivion
Duplant, Bruno / Rutger Zuydervelt:
Edge Of Oblivion

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


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The third collaboration between sound and electronic artists Bruno Duplant and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) is a darkly heavy and dramatic work of subtle motion that slowly unfolds and shifts through vast sonic environments, fueled by acousmatic sources that take the listener to the edge of darkness and then pulls them back in warm waves or rich ambiance.

Nabatov, Simon: Raging Bulgakov [2 CDs]
Nabatov, Simon:
Raging Bulgakov [2 CDs]

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


Price: $19.95    




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Composer and pianist Simon Nabatov sets to music two major works of modern Russian literature — Mikhail Bulgakov's The Fatal Eggs and Heart of a Dog — each interpretation spanning an album's worth of material and performed with an extraordinary septet of chamber jazz performers through piano, sax, trombone, viola, cellos, bass and drums.

Kimura, Izumi / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway: Six Hands Open As One
Kimura, Izumi / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway:
Six Hands Open As One

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


Price: $15.95    




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Five years after their extraordinary debut album Illuminated Silence, the trio of pianist Izumi Kimura, bassist Barry Guy and drummer Gerry Hemingway present four compositions for free improv, two pieces reflecting on the current state of warfare, with two from pieces Kimura and one each from Guy and Hemingway, the liner notes from each artist explaining the impetus for their work.

Ruhl, Joris: Feuilles <i>[Used Item]</i>
Ruhl, Joris:
Feuilles [Used Item]

(Umlaut Records -- France )


Price: $10.00    




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Clarinetist Xavier Charles, accordionist Jonas Kocher and percussionist Toma Gouband join French improviser Joris Ruhl for this extended improvisation of multiphonics, textures and timbres, evolving from subtle harmonics into vast waves of sound, pausing to punctuate with pointillist interaction, then expanding into dramatic waves of sound before carefully fading away; sublime.

Rodrigues / Parrinha / Flak / Levine: Quadruple Quadrature Questions  <i>[Used Item]</i>
Rodrigues / Parrinha / Flak / Levine:
Quadruple Quadrature Questions [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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While theremin & synth specialist Andrew Levine was on a 2023 tour of Portugal he met with a core trio of Creative Sources improvisers--Ernesto Rodrigues on viola & Crackle Box, Bruno Parrinha on bass clarinet & objects, Flak on electric guitar & effects--meeting in Flak's countryside studio for one detailed, extensive improvisation and 6 short works of differing sonic characters and colour.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: There's Always Someone Who Says No <i>[Used Item]</i>
Variable Geometry Orchestra:
There's Always Someone Who Says No [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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One of the largest ensembles associated with Creative Sources, merging acoustic and electronic improvisers, this conduction by violist Ernesto Rodrigues at Torre Do Tombo in Lisbon in 2023 was the opening for an exhibition about the struggle of college students against the Portuguese dictatorship during the years 1970-74, leading to the Carnation Revolution.

Reich, Maria: Interdependenzen
Reich, Maria:
Interdependenzen

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Nine investigations on the violin and two on the viola from Berlin composer and improviser Maria I.J. Reich, developed during research into solo improvisation, yielding a unique set of timbres, textures and impetus between the musician and the body & bow of the instrument, influenced by the different locations recorded at and presented as captured; a truly fascinating exploration.

Gibson, Yedo: Conic Tube
Gibson, Yedo:
Conic Tube

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Born in São Paulo, Brazil and working in Amsterdam and Lisbon, and also part of the London Improvisers Orchestra, Yedo Gibson unleashes an album of solo improvisation on the soprano and tenor saxophones, his "conic tubes" which he uses to express the potential to change environment and energy through technically impressive, expressive playing.

Granberg, Magnus (w/ Miki Maruta / Ko Ishikawa / Toshimaru Nakamura): Come Down To Earth Where Sorro
Granberg, Magnus (w/ Miki Maruta / Ko Ishikawa / Toshimaru Nakamura):
Come Down To Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth -- Revised Version For Sho, Koto, Prepared Piano And Electronic

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $15.95    




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"November 9, 2019 was first day of Ftarri Festival 2019 Week One, held at Sonorium, Tokyo. The closing group that day was a quartet headed by Magnus Granberg (who had come to Japan for the first time). The other members were Toshimaru N...

Vathres: Liturgy of Lacuna <i>[Used Item]</i>
Vathres:
Liturgy of Lacuna [Used Item]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $11.00    




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Three expansive works from composer and keyboardist/pianist Alex Zethson, developing concepts from themes and motifs developed over more than a decade, recorded over two years with exceptional care as he and his collaborators create subtle and beautifully evocative sonic environments that seamlessly incorporate acoustic, electronic, drone and feedback elements.

Carl 666 Gustaf: Claim <i>[Used Item]</i>
Carl 666 Gustaf:
Claim [Used Item]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $11.00    




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The album art represents the intensity of this Swedish duo's Industrial music, from keyboardist Carl Westholm (Carptree, Avatarium, Krux, Candlemass) and bass player Gustaf Hielm (Pain of Salvation, Meshuggah, Mats/Morgan, Tiamat, &c), using electronics, field recordings, pulsing rhythms and synthetics to develop a complex and dark world of menacing force.

Garcia / Moimeme / Reviriego / Rodrigues / Santos: Mars Reveri
Garcia / Moimeme / Reviriego / Rodrigues / Santos:
Mars Reveri

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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An intense album of pyschedelic and subliminally detailed electroacoustic improvisation from the Portuguese quintet of Miguel A. Garcia on electronics, Abdul Moimeme on guitar & metals, Alex Reviriego on double bass, Ernesto Rodrigues on piano harp & viola and Carlos Santos on electronics, a powerful live set recorded in 2018 at Le Larraskito Kluba in Rekalde, Bilbao.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Johannes von Buttlar: Whispers And Reveries
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Johannes von Buttlar:
Whispers And Reveries

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The title an apt description of the furtive intercourse between these three Portuguese improvisors -- Ernesto Rodrigues on viola & crackle box (an electronic sound generator), Bruno Parrinha on bass clarinet & alto saxophone, Johannes von Buttlar on percussion -- recording in the studio for 10 improvisations of understated but highly detailed free improvisation.

Gestalder, Violaine : Furtive
Gestalder, Violaine :
Furtive

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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With an impressive resume in improvised and contemporary forms, French saxophonist Violaíne Gestalder presents three major conceptual works for multiple players, using studio layering to perform all parts herself on soprano sax, voice & effects, a comprehensive, yearning, powerful and often mysteriously beautiful album that draws on her skills as a composer, improviser and experimenter.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Johannes von Buttlar: Cosmic Collision
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Johannes von Buttlar:
Cosmic Collision

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Frequent collaborators Ernesto Rodrigues on viola & crackle box and Nuno Torres on alto saxophone join with Berlin percussionist Johannes von Buttlar, a member of the Altered Forms Trio who have collaborated with Fred Frith, Raymond McDonald, &c., for four "Cosmic Collisions", highly interactive improvisations with impressive inertia and extraordinary technique.

Symbolist (Flinn / Rodrigues / Carroll): The Age Of Bronze
Symbolist (Flinn / Rodrigues / Carroll):
The Age Of Bronze

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Madeira / Taylor / Parrinha / Taubenfeld / Carmelo / Trinite: A Tale Unfolds
Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Madeira / Taylor / Parrinha / Taubenfeld / Carmelo / Trinite:
A Tale Unfolds

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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In four parts this primarily acoustic octet of Lisbon improvisers evolve a deceptive narrative of collective interaction, highly textured through rich combinations that emerge and subside throughout the natural development of their converstations; with Ernesto & Guilherme Rodriguez, João Madeira, Noel Taylor, Bruno Parrinha, Ziv Tuabenfeld, Guilherme Carmelo and Monsieur Trinite.

Sjostrom, Harri / Floros Floridis / Guilherme Rodrigues / Lawrence Casserley: Fields
Sjostrom, Harri / Floros Floridis / Guilherme Rodrigues / Lawrence Casserley:
Fields

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Two reeds, a cello and a signal processing instrument in this live electroacoustic improvisation session captured at Petersburg Art Space, in Berlin, Germany between cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, saxophonist Harri Sjostrom on soprano & sopranino using selected mutes, clarinetist Floris Floridis and electronic improvising legend Lawrence Casserley.

Caveira (Gomes / Sousa / Abras / Ferrandini): Ficar Vivo [VINYL]
Caveira (Gomes / Sousa / Abras / Ferrandini):
Ficar Vivo [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $25.95    




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Originally formed in 2005 by guitarist Pedro Gomes as a Portuguese free rock group, this Lisboa-based band has transformed into this burning quartet that bridges rock and free improv in both savage and brooding moments, from the superb quartet of Gomes on guitar, Pedro Sousa on saxophone, Gabriel Ferrandini on drums and Miguel Abras on electric bass.

Villavecchia, Liba Trio (Reviriego / Trilla) + Luis Vicente: Muracik
Villavecchia, Liba Trio (Reviriego / Trilla) + Luis Vicente:
Muracik

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Trumpeter Luís Vicente joins the Spanish saxophonist Liba Villavechia's Trio with double bassist Alex Reveriego and drummer Vasco Trilla for a studio album of four Villavecchia compositions, and one each from Reviriego and Vicente, propelling the band into hard swinging free improv balanced with introspective abstraction and sonic extensions; masterful.

TGB (Carolino / Frazao / Delgado): ROOM 4
TGB (Carolino / Frazao / Delgado):
ROOM 4

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Twenty years of activity and advancement is heard in this fourth album from the dynamic tuba power trio of tubist Sergio Carolino, guitarist Mario Delgado & drummer Alexandre Frazao, an electric jazz unit of deep power and drive, on this album leaving behind cover tunes that included Deep Purple and Thelonious Monk to focus on compositions from each band member.

Van Huffel's, Peter Callisto: Meandering Demons
Van Huffel's, Peter Callisto:
Meandering Demons

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A step into a darker world than Gorilla Mask from the debut of baritone saxophonist Peter Van Huffel's bass-less quartet Callisto with Lina Allemano on trumpet, Antonis Anissegos on piano & electronics and Joe Hertenstein on drums, a solid jazz quartet that shies from clichŽ in devilishly deep collective interplay fostered by Van Huffel's inventive compositions.

Rotem Geffen: The Night Is The Night [VINYL]
Rotem Geffen:
The Night Is The Night [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $24.95    




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Singer, songwriter and pianist Nelly Klayman-Cohen, aka Rotem Geffen, explores the fringes of dreamy pop music with lyrics in German, English and Hebrew that explore themes of memory, love, grief, loss, and the night as a vibrating room, with collaborators including Alexander Zethson on keyboards, Isak Hedtjar on clarinets and winds, Vilhelm Bromander on double bass, &c.

Angles & Elle-Kari with Strings: The Death of Kalypso [VINYL 2 LPs]
Angles & Elle-Kari with Strings:
The Death of Kalypso [VINYL 2 LPs]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $29.95    




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The 12th album from Martin Küchen's Angles ensemble is expanded and developed with notations and string arrangements from Alexander Zethson, and the voice of Elle-Kari Sander, in an engrossing album of powerfully compelling jazz rhythms & soloing, orchestral swells and emphatic songs pivoting around the mythology of the nymph Calypso, woven into contemporary concepts; sensational!

Ambarchi, Oren / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werliin: Ghosted II [VINYL]
Ambarchi, Oren / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werliin:
Ghosted II [VINYL]

(Drag City -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Driven by compelling rhythms and subtle interactions that wind around them, the trio of guitarist Oren Ambarchi, bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Andreas Werliin expand their Ghosted concept in this second album, four diverse pieces fusing "funk-jazz heads, polyrhythmic skeletons, ambient pastorals, post-kraut drones and shimmering soundtrack reveries".

Elephant9 : Mythical River
Elephant9 :
Mythical River

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $16.95    




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Wearing the cloak of 60's pyschedelic organ trios modernized in approach and maturity, this is the 8th album from the Swedish improvising, prog-oriented rock band Elephant9, presenting six new compositions from keyboardist Stale Storlokken (Supersilent, Hedvig Mollestad Weejuns) performed with Nikolai Haengsle on electric bass and Torstein Lofthus on drums.

Houben, Eva-Maria (Takahiro Kuroda / Kei Kondo): Echo Fantasy II
Houben, Eva-Maria (Takahiro Kuroda / Kei Kondo):
Echo Fantasy II

(Ftarri Clasical -- Japan )


Price: $10.20    




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The second of two albums capturing a May 15th, 2023 concert in Tokyo by composer & pianist Takahiro Kuroda at the Ftarri performance space, titled "Square of Thoughts Vol. 2: Eva-Maria Houben and Horn + x", this album presenting a 2018 Houben composition for horn and piano titled "Echo Fantasy II", performed by virtuoso horn player Kei Kondo and Takahiro Kuroda on upright piano.

Houben, Eva-Maria (Kei Kondo / Takahiro Kuroda): His Master's Voice / Aus Den Fliegenden Blattern Ei
Houben, Eva-Maria (Kei Kondo / Takahiro Kuroda):
His Master's Voice / Aus Den Fliegenden Blattern Eines Fahrenden Waldhornisten / Lose Verbunden

(Ftarri Clasical -- Japan )


Price: $10.20    




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One of two albums capturing a May 15th, 2023 concert in Tokyo by composer Takahiro Kuroda at the Ftarri performance space, titled "Square of Thoughts Vol. 2: Eva-Maria Houben and Horn + x", this album presenting two Houben works for solo horn performed by virtuoso horn player Kei Kondo, and one solo piano piece performed by Kuroda on upright piano.

Rahma Quartet (Rasha Ragab / Christoph Nicolaus / Werner Dafeldecker / Lucio Capece) : "Mercy Is Cal
Rahma Quartet (Rasha Ragab / Christoph Nicolaus / Werner Dafeldecker / Lucio Capece) :
"Mercy Is Called Down By Mercy To The Last" Live

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $8.00    




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A multinational quartet based in Germany led by Egyptian artist Rasha Ragab who chose and recites the texts — poems from Persian mystic al-Hallaj (858-922 AD) — in this extended piece of sound-oriented instrumental compostions from Lucio Capece, who also performs on bass clarinet, in a quartet with Werner Dafeldecker on double bass and Christoph Niolaus on stone harp.

Space (Ullen / Bergman / Lund): Embrace the Space
Space (Ullen / Bergman / Lund):
Embrace the Space

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A startlingly exciting album of piano trio jazz from three creative innovators, in the followup to the 2022 debut of the Swedish Space Trio of Lisa Ullen on piano, Elsa Bergman on double bass and Anna Lund on drums, recording in the studio for eight collective improvisations of extremely well matched, highly interactive and exhilarating modern improv.

Butcher, John + 13: Fluid Fixations
Butcher, John + 13:
Fluid Fixations

(Weight of Wax -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Commissioned for the 2021 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, John Butcher's fantastic work for 14 improvisers of unique approach employs what Butcher refers to as "psychological orchestration"--imagining how each performer might respond to particular ideas & their sonic company--the score, which includes photographic imagery, directing specific solos, duos & small groupings.

Kita / Uebele / Rodrigues: ArZt <i>[Used Item]</i>
Kita / Uebele / Rodrigues:
ArZt [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

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Pauer, Elan : Yamaha / Speed  <i>[Used Item]</i>
Pauer, Elan :
Yamaha / Speed [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

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Tolimieri, Quentin : Prepared Piano <i>[Used Item]</i>
Tolimieri, Quentin :
Prepared Piano [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

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Zethson, Alex: Terje <i>[Used Item]</i>
Zethson, Alex:
Terje [Used Item]

(Supertraditional -- Sweden )


Price: $8.00    




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Two movements from a live score for the classic silent film Terje Vigen by Sjöström composed and produced by Swedish pianist & keyboardist Alex Zethson (Angles 9, VÖ, Fire! Orchestra), two long-form tracks of dark and sombre, pulsating folk-drone featuring Norwegian vocal ensemble EMBLA plus appearances by, i.e., Christer Bothén, Kristin Amparo Sundberg and Goran Kajfeš.

Banabila, Michel: The Unreal Realm
Banabila, Michel:
The Unreal Realm

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


Price: $8.95    




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A collection of works from Netherlands composer Michel Banabila, including a piece developed with saxophonist Dave Liebman and previously released only digitally; a work with Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek); a work with Pierre Bastien; and excerpts from scores for Yin Yue's choreography in two works: "Somewhere" for New York Live Arts and "Timeless Tide" for BalletMet.

Gato, Joao / Bruno Parrinha: Two
Gato, Joao / Bruno Parrinha:
Two

(Phonogram Unit -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Two Portuguese saxophonists of different generations both playing on alto sax--Bruno Parrinha, an established and extraordinary player involved with many projects on Clean Feed and Creative Sources, and João Gato, leader of Apophenia Quartet--present 11 improvisations recorded in the studio, their voices intertwining amid masterful technique and creative impulse.

Nuno, Jorge: Labirinto
Nuno, Jorge:
Labirinto

(Phonogram Unit -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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After recovering from heart surgery, Portuguese guitarist Jorge Nuno (Ensemble MIOA, Isoptope, Voltaic Trio, &c) records this solo improv album to show his resilience, performed primarily on acoustic guitar in a balanced journey of assertive and introspective playing, accompanied by an insert of a text work by Rui Baião.

Schwerdt, Oliver / Barry Guy / Baby Sommer: Fucking Ballads
Schwerdt, Oliver / Barry Guy / Baby Sommer:
Fucking Ballads

(Euphorium -- Germany )


Price: $16.95    




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An enthusiastic and energetically powerful trio meeting between three masters--Oliver Schwerdt on grand piano & percussion, Barry Guy on double bass and Baby Sommer on drums & percussion--performing live in 2021 at naTo, in Leipzig for two extended improvisations of remarkable communication, incredible virtuosity, but most importantly, incredible and compelling creative drive!

Epstein, Nomi: Shades
Epstein, Nomi:
Shades

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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Influenced by New York School composers, Fluxus, Oliveros Sonic Meditations, and Wandelweiser, Boston-based composer Nomi Epstein's fascinating scores take unique and experimental approaches to composition, heard here in three chamber works, two recorded by London's Apartment House, and a live recording from a 2019 concert in Berlin, "sounds for Berlin".

STHLM svaga: Plays Carter, Plays Mitchell, Plays Shepp
STHLM svaga:
Plays Carter, Plays Mitchell, Plays Shepp

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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The Swedish free jazz septet STHLM svaga work at the liminal edges of delicate improvisation and song, for this album commissioning works from Archie Shepp, Ron Carter and Roscoe Mitchell, Carter traveling to Stockholm to provide guidance on his composition "Desert Lament"; the band also performs Coltrane's "Jupiter" and Per Henrik Wallin's piece "Winter Rhapsody".

 

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