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This weekend through Sunday, September 25th we have put a set of more than 300 albums on sale at 20% off their regular retail price. These albums are a selection of CDs, LPs, & Cassettes from our categories of Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, Experimental and Rock-Based forms. Many of these albums have never been on sale before, so take a look through this great set of albums, but hurry!- many have limited quantities, and when they're sold out of the sale they'll disappear from the store.

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AMM (Tilbury / Prevost): Industria AMM (Tilbury / Prevost):
Industria

(Matchless -- UK )

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The title Indústria was chosen by Eddie Prevost in tribute to the history behind the Museu Industrial de Bala do Tejo, in Portugal where this concert took place by the legendary free improvisation band AMM, represented here as the duo of percussionist Eddie Prévost and pianist John Tilbury, performing as part of the 2015 OUT.FEST - Festival Internacional de Musica Exploratoria do Barreiro.

Ammann, Dieter: The Freedom of Speech Ammann, Dieter:
The Freedom of Speech

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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The Ensemble fur Neue Musik Zurich plays seven pieces by Swiss composer Dieter Ammann, each made through a very slow creative process that contrasts the very lively and gestural music.

Arcturus (Jean Nichel Van Schouwburg / Lawrence Cassserely / Yoko Miura: Sverdrup Balance On Tour Arcturus (Jean Nichel Van Schouwburg / Lawrence Cassserely / Yoko Miura:
Sverdrup Balance On Tour

(FMR -- UK )

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A collection of live recordings from Sverdrup Balance, the trio of Lawrence Casserley on signal processing instrument, Yoko Miura on piano & Melodeon, and Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg on voice, recorded during their 2019 autumn tour in U.K., Belgium and North Italy, a skewed but generally optimistic group of ea- and voice improvisers with a wealth of creative inspirations.

Armstrong, Newton: Plus Minus Ensemble; Severine Ballon: The Way To Go Out Armstrong, Newton: Plus Minus Ensemble; Severine Ballon:
The Way To Go Out

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three minimal works for small ensemble incorporating electronics by Australian-born, UK-resident composer Newton Armstrong: 2 performed by the London-based Plus-Minus Ensemble directed by Mark Knoop as an acoustic quartet configuration and one as an electroacoustic quartet; and a solo work for multiple cello layers and resonance performed by Séverine Ballon.

Arnold, Martin: Stain Ballads Arnold, Martin:
Stain Ballads

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The UK Apartment House ensemble perform four chamber works or lyrical ballads of slowly meandering melody, referenced as slow dances, by Toronto composer Martin Arnold: "Lutra" for solo cello & humming; "Stain Ballad" for a sextet of strings, piano, reed organ & percussion; "Trousers" for violin & cello; and "Slip" for cello, violin, bass clarinet & piano.

Artefact Agency (Jeans / Luebber / Susnjar): Artefact I, II And III Artefact Agency (Jeans / Luebber / Susnjar):
Artefact I, II And III

(FMR -- UK )

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The collaborative Australian electric jazz trio of Simon Jeans on guitar, Johannes Luebber on keyboards, and Daniel Susnjar on drums, who create semi-composed sonic structures that are used for collective improvisation and also live film scores and contemporary dance works, present 3 "Artefacts" using multiple structures of passionate and melodically inspired playing.

Avenaim, Robbie / Chris Abrahams / Jim Denley: Weft Avenaim, Robbie / Chris Abrahams / Jim Denley:
Weft

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The Australian trio of percussionist Robbie Avenaim, keyboard player Chris Abrahams performing on a Waldorf Q+ Synthesiser and bass flutist Jim Denley, all compatriots in a variety of groupings, in an extended studio improvisation of spacious textures and rapidly understated percussive elements, aptly titled for the weaving and cris-crossing threads on a loom.

Ball, Hugo (Jaap Blonk / Bart van der Putten / Pieter Meurs / Damon Smith): Six sound Poems 1989 & 2 Ball, Hugo (Jaap Blonk / Bart van der Putten / Pieter Meurs / Damon Smith):
Six sound Poems 1989 & 2013 [2 CDs]

(Balance Point Acoustics / kontrans -- USA )

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Dedicated to Dada legend Hugo Ball, founder of the Cabaret Voltaire, through modern interpretations of six sound poems written by Ball in 1916, performed at BIMHUIS in 1989 by the trio of Jaap Blonk (voice), Bart van der Putten (saxophone) and Pieter Meurs (double bass); and in 2013 at radio station KUHF by the duo of Jaap Blonk and Damon Smith on double bass.

Ballister: Znachki Stilyag Ballister:
Znachki Stilyag

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The tenth year of the working and touring international Ballister trio of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophones, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion, here in an outrageously powerful yet explorative concert at Dom Cultural Center, in Moscow, Russia in 2019, a fierce example of what this band is capable of.

Banks / Canha / Porter / Taylor: Lost At Sea Banks / Canha / Porter / Taylor:
Lost At Sea

(FMR -- UK )

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Using as their inspiration the esthetic, soundscape and work of experimental Icelandic band Sigur Rós, the UK quartet of Dan Banks on piano, Jose Canha on bass, Trevor Taylor on drums and Robin Porter on saxophone present eight compositions written and arranged by pianist Banks, bringing the ethereal post-rock of Rós into the lyrical world of modern creative jazz.

Barlow, Clarence: Musica Derivata Barlow, Clarence:
Musica Derivata

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Composer Clarence Barlow, like Beethoven, builds his own labyrinths, brick by brick, and then searches for an escape by creating conceptual forms to get around the traps of time, tonality, and style.

Battus / Gauguet / La Casa: Chantier 4 Battus / Gauguet / La Casa:
Chantier 4

(Swarming -- France )

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Using the building site of the Paris Philharmonie as their source location and inspiration, the trio of Pascal Battus using found objects, Bertrand Gauget on saxophone, and Eric La Casa on microphones, improvise and record the background sounds, machines, and environmental influences, using those recordings to create these three fascinating compositions.

Belisle-Chi, Gregg: KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne Belisle-Chi, Gregg:
KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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After hearing Matt Mitchell's solo piano album performing the music of saxophonist Tim Berne, Brooklyn-based acoustic guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi asked himself how Berne's compositions would sound on his own instrument, reaching out to the composer for guidance as he went into the studio to interpret and record these 10 Berne compositions.

Bellowing Earwigs, The (Schouwburg / Bowman / Thompson / Northover): The Perpendicular Giraffe Compa Bellowing Earwigs, The (Schouwburg / Bowman / Thompson / Northover):
The Perpendicular Giraffe Compartment

(FMR -- UK )

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Studio improvisations from the far-ranging quartet of Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar, Adrian Northover on saxophone, Mbira & Melodica, Adam Bohman on objects, and Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg on voice, an experimental acoustic set that at times takes on nearly electronic qualities, Van Schouwburg and Bohman bringing unusual and unique elements to authoritatively perplexing dialog.

Belorukov, Ilia / Jason Kahn: Studio Album [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Belorukov, Ilia / Jason Kahn:
Studio Album [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Recorded in two studios — Saint-Petersburg, Russia and Zurich, Switzerland — capturing 5 encounters between experimental improvisers Ilia Belorukov performing on modular synthesizer, and Jason Kahn, who steps away from his electronics and drums in favor of stark vocalizing, each providing perfectly caustic responses to the other's intense and determined tactics.

Bennett, Ben / Zoots Houston / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Pinkie No [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Bennett, Ben / Zoots Houston / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Pinkie No [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Captured live at Chicago's Elastic Arts, the trio of Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Ben Bennett on percussion, and Zoots Houston on synthesizer, work on a nearly microscopic level as they use extended techniques and unusual synthetic timbres, transforming from abrasive and gritty to broad tonal environments, from monumental sound to moments of pin drops; fascinating.

Bishop, Jeb Centrifugal Trio: [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Bishop, Jeb Centrifugal Trio:
[CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A live recording from zentri-fuge in Berlin, led by trombonist Jeb Bishop, with Milan bassist Antonio Borghini (Mike Patton's Mondo Cane) and German drummer Michael Griener (Carl-Ludwig Hübsch' Primordial Soup), in a collective set of free and energetic improvisations, five pieces that "Jounce", "Jitter", "Plumb" and "Dither" through an exciting and expressive concert.

Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith: Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CA Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith:
Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Three free improvisations for voice & double bass + improvisations on Hugo Ball's Six Sound Poems from the duo of free improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk and double bassist Damon Smith.

Boiron, Baptiste / Bruno Chevillon / Frederic Gastard: La [2 CDs] Boiron, Baptiste / Bruno Chevillon / Frederic Gastard:
La [2 CDs]

(Ayler -- France )

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During a residency in 2020 at the Domaine de Kerguehennec in Brittany, saxophonist and composer Baptiste Boiron developed this repertoire for the trio Lá of Boiron on soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, Bruno Chevillon on double bass, and Frederic Gastard on bass saxophone, Boiron's compositions applying a wealth of creative approaches merging contemporary and improvised playing.

Braxton, Anthony (+Duke Ellington): Concept of Freedom Braxton, Anthony (+Duke Ellington):
Concept of Freedom

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou: Derviche Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou:
Derviche

(Ayler -- France )

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Improvised and heavy forms of experimental rock from the French duo of piccolo bassist Eric Brochard and drummer Fabrice Favriou, their music dramatic, ritualistic and urgent as they reference Maya Deren and mythological experience, their music hypnotically mesmerizing and sonically rich, slowly whirling dervishes in five varying sequences that growl and transfix.

Bruckmann / Djll / Heule / Nishi-Smith: Brittle Feebling Bruckmann / Djll / Heule / Nishi-Smith:
Brittle Feebling

(Humbler -- USA )

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The title gives a sense of the unusual acoustic improvisation this West Coast collective perform, along with their description "prickles and bleats, an abrasive delicacy; fricative rasp and withheld breath seethe together in a discomfiting cuddle" — from Kyle Bruckmann on oboe & English horn, Tom Djll on trumpet, Jacob Felix Heule on floor tom, and Kanoko Nishi-Smith on koto.

Bruckmann, Kyle: Triptych (Tautological) Bruckmann, Kyle:
Triptych (Tautological)

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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Performing on oboe, English horn and live electronics, West Coast double-reedist Kyle Bruckmann presents three extended solo works of deep electroacoustic binding, each dedicated to a writer, artist or musician: "A Spurious Autobiography for John Barth (2015)"; "An Extruded Introversion for Blixa Bargeld (2016)"; and "A Fuzzy Monolith for James Turrell (2015)".

Bucher / Countryman: Estuary Bucher / Countryman:
Estuary

(Self Released -- Philippines )

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A live concert in the Philippines from American expatriate saxophonist Rick Countryman and visiting Swiss drummer Christian Bucher, a classic free jazz drum and sax duo informed by creative playing and superb rhythmic interplay, balancing lyrical progressions with a wonderful stream of concepts, this is a great example of the far reach of free jazz.

Bucher / Tan / Countryman: Blue Spontaneity Bucher / Tan / Countryman:
Blue Spontaneity

(FMR -- UK )

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Drawn from 3 days of recording in July 2019, after more than 6 years of collaboration in the Philippines between drummer Christian Bucher, alto saxophonist Rick Countryman, and bassist Simon Tan, and released as a complement to their "Empathy" album, in trio improvisations, plus the title track a duo between Bucher & Countryman; a melodic and well-balanced album of free jazz.

Butcher / Prevost / Viltard: Iklectik Live One Butcher / Prevost / Viltard:
Iklectik Live One

(Matchless -- UK )

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Part of the Iklectic club's "Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists" programmed by drummer Eddie Prévost and double bassist Guillaume Viltard, here meeting John Butcher performing on tenor and soprano saxophone for a masterful concert of free improvisations, energetically turning the "Electric", "Light", "On", "Click" through 4 extended and remarkable converstations.

Cabado, Tomas / Christoph Schiller: Unconscious Collections Cabado, Tomas / Christoph Schiller:
Unconscious Collections

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Swiss prepared spinet player Christoph Schiller and Argentine guitarist-composer Tomás Cabado, whose work is found on the Wandelweiser label, met in Schiller's studio in Basel to perform compositions from both and to improvise, recording this wonderfully relaxed but compelling music that exists in the fertile grey area between composition and improvisation.

Cage, John: Sonatas & Interludes (1946 - 1948) Cage, John:
Sonatas & Interludes (1946 - 1948)

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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John Cage composed these 20 sonatas and "interludes" from 1946-1948, unique and inventive compositions for conventional and prepared piano, which noted Cage interpreter James Tenney recorded in 2002.

Cage, John / Domencio Scarlatti: Changes Cage, John / Domencio Scarlatti:
Changes

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Pi-Hsien Chen performs both the playful and quirky sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti juxtaposed to John Cage's I Ching developed compositions, "Music of Changes", which complement each other in unexpected and sublime ways.

Cappozzo, Cecile Trio (Grente / Ziemniak w/ Jean-Luc Cappozzo): Sub Rosa Cappozzo, Cecile Trio (Grente / Ziemniak w/ Jean-Luc Cappozzo):
Sub Rosa

(Ayler -- France )

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The French free improvising trio of pianist Cecile Cappozzo, double bassist Patrice Grente, and drummer Etienne Ziemniak are heard in performance at "la Maison en Bois" in Abbeville-la-Riviere in 2018, with trumpeter Jean-Luc Capozzo joining them on the title track, as they bring order to the 4 part "Chaos" through superb collective improvisation.

Chansons du Crepuscule (Helene Breschand / Elliott Sharp): Aube Chansons du Crepuscule (Helene Breschand / Elliott Sharp):
Aube

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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A collection of original songs and interpretations inspired by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, from vocalist Hélène Breschand, also performing on harp, electronics & field recordings, in a duo with Elliott Sharp, who creates grooves and instrumental environments on guitar, synth, bass, drum programming & electronics, each song beautifully fractured and rich in detail.

Charles, Xavier / Bertrand Gauguet: Spectre Charles, Xavier / Bertrand Gauguet:
Spectre

(Akousis Records -- France )

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Using the interference points of closely pitched sound, long-time collaborators Xavier Charles and Bertrand Gauguet use acoustic and amplified clarinets and saxophones to create frequency landscapes that change slowly, ringing with harmonics while finding unison and conflict in their tones, creating meditative aural environments of great beauty and reflection.

Chevallier, David  / Valentin Ceccaldi: Zebres Chevallier, David / Valentin Ceccaldi:
Zebres

(Ayler -- France )

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Two generations of improvisers--Valentin Ceccaldi on cello the senior, and the younger performer, David Chevallier on electric guitar and 6- and 12-stringed acoustic guitars--meet for the first time to intertwine strings in Nantes, France, with Benjamin Duboc recording seven diverse dialogs of imaginative style and authoritative technique.

Chmiel, Przemyslaw Quartet: Witchcraft Chmiel, Przemyslaw Quartet:
Witchcraft

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

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Led by Polish multi-reedist and composer Przemyslaw Chmiel and his quartet of Mateusz Gramburg on piano, Piotr Narajowski on double bass, and Michał Szeligowski on drums, this is their debut album, presenting a sophisticated set of structured compositions that allow for great spontaneity and lyricism, a strong start for this expressive young band.

Ciao Ciao Cello: Quiero Ver A Ese Monstruo Ciao Ciao Cello:
Quiero Ver A Ese Monstruo

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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The Berlin-based trio of guitarist Beat Keller performing on feedbacker electric guitar & acoustic guitar, innovative tuba improviser Jack Adler-McKean and Spanish vocalist & performance artist Lorena Izquierdo Aparicio take on their monsters in five unique and disturbing improvisations recorded in the studio, as they "dance on the fine line between terror and joy".

Circuit (Dunmall / Long / Wachsmann / Taylor): December Circuit (Dunmall / Long / Wachsmann / Taylor):
December

(FMR -- UK )

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Trevor Taylor's Circuit electroacoustic ensemble, here as a quartet with Paul Dunmall on saxophone, Ashley John Long on double bass, Philipp Wachsmann on violin & electronics, and Trevor Taylor on percussion & electronics, recording at Kingston University for the five-part work "DE" "CE" "EM" "BE" "R", intricate and introspective improv that builds and recedes through restrained squalls.

Clement, Joda / Tim Olive / Mathieu Ruhlmann: Eidolon Clement, Joda / Tim Olive / Mathieu Ruhlmann:
Eidolon

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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During his 2018-19 Canadian tours, Tim Olive joined Vancouver residents Joda Clˇment and Mathieu Ruhlmann for two trio performances, after which they went into the studio to record these four detailed improvisations using synthesizer, harmonium, glockenspiel, field recordings, feedback, magnetic pickups, preamps, octave generators, ukelin, cymbal, tapes, and objects.

Clucas, Dan / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Matt Crane: Universal or Directional Clucas, Dan / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Matt Crane:
Universal or Directional

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Three quartet improvisations and six duo combinations between Dan Clucas on cornet, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Damon Smith on double bass, and Matt Crane on drums, recording in the studio in Rhode Island, 2018, the various permutations of each player elucidating the full group interactions through focused and captivating investigations of instrumental combinations.

Colonna / Miranda / Spera: N-EST Colonna / Miranda / Spera:
N-EST

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

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Ten collective improvisations and Steve Lacy's "Blues for Alda" from the Italian trio of Marco Colonna, who typically performs on clarinet but here also on bass clarinet, alto saxophone and flute, with the rhythm section of Dario Miranda on double bass and Fabrizio Spera on drums, in a wonderfully astute album of highly cultivated and sincere discourse.

Cong, Zhao : Rotating, Rotating Cong, Zhao :
Rotating, Rotating

(Hitorri -- Japan )

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Three solo tracks by Zhao Cong, who develops suspenseful sonic environments over which she inventively and patiently adds daily objects, sounds from her mixer, condenser microphone, her voice, a cardpaper tube, no input feedback, contact microphones, and a home ballroom light, each piece evolving with a unique disposition towards certain associative sounds; fascinating.

Consorts: Distinctions Consorts:
Distinctions

(Spoonhunt -- UK )

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Composer Dominic Lash's Consort ensemble explores the possibilities of combining sustained-tone music, guided & free improvisation, and the relationship between acoustic and amplified sound, heard in this evolving, extended concert at Café Oto on Lash's 40th birthday, in a unique mix of acoustic & electronic instruments that even includes an amplified kitchen sink!

Copland, Marc: Gary Copland, Marc:
Gary

((Illusions) -- France )

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Having a long association with pianists Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Bill Evans, and Marc Copland, it's fitting that the compositions of legendary bassist Gary Peacock are revealed in this solo album from Marc Copland with whom he has most recently worked, Copland interpreting his evocative compositions with thoughtful sensitivity and masterful skill.

Corcoran, Kevin / Jacob Felix Heule: Erosion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Corcoran, Kevin / Jacob Felix Heule:
Erosion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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An improvisational investigation into two bass drums over two extended recordings from West Coast experimental improvisers Kevin Corcoran and Jacob Felix Heule, as they apply an arsenal of unusual techniques and engage every inch of the drums with a diverse set of objects, evoking strange sounds, pattering rhythmic echoes, metallic cries and deep rumbling effects.

Counterpoise (Carisi / Sauter / Wolff / Wolfpe): Counterpoise Counterpoise (Carisi / Sauter / Wolff / Wolfpe):
Counterpoise

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Four composers - John Carisi, Eddie Sauter, Christian Wolff, and Stefan Wolpe - create a program of works with a measured balance in the interrelated and contrasting material.

Countryman, Rick: The First Bird Countryman, Rick:
The First Bird

(ChapChap Records -- Philippines )

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Taking his inspiration from the concepts and work of German fractal image & video artist Joerg Wand, US-born and Philippines-based alto saxophonist Rick Countryman presents his first unaccompanied saxophone album, as he flows, winds and weaves his saxophone along rich peninsular curves to illustrate Wand's vision through fluid and sustained playing.

Croaks, The (Kuchen / Turner / Rogers): One Of The Best Bears! Croaks, The (Kuchen / Turner / Rogers):
One Of The Best Bears!

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

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An album of controlled cacophony and slippery improvisation from the trio of Martin Klapper on amplified objects, toys & small electronics, Martin Kuchen on sopranino & soprano saxophones, snare drum resonator & metal objects, and Roger Turner on drums, small cymbals, metal and plastic, recording in Stokholm as they apparently try to build a shooting bear.

Cunningham, Alex / Claire Rousay: Specifically The Water Cunningham, Alex / Claire Rousay:
Specifically The Water

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A wide range of approach and style in the debut duo recording from Alex Cunningham (violin) and Claire Rousay (percussion), a free affair of expressive and well-matched interaction, from effusively sophisticated rapport to pointillist dexterity and drive, from moments of intense introspection to cantankerous conversation, a fascinating and unpredictable dialog.

D'Agaro, Daniele: Chicago Overtones D'Agaro, Daniele:
Chicago Overtones

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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D'Agaro, Daniele / Ernst Glerum / Han Bennink: Strandjutters D'Agaro, Daniele / Ernst Glerum / Han Bennink:
Strandjutters

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Dadge, Chris / Tim Olive: Nice You! Dadge, Chris / Tim Olive:
Nice You!

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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After a performance in 2019, Kobe-based Canadian sound artist Tim Olive and Calgary percussionist, experimenter and Bug Incision lAfter a performance in 2019, Kobe-based Canadian sound artist Tim Olive and Calgary percussionist, experimenter & Bug Incision label leader Chris Dadge recorded these two studio pieces using Dadge's amplified percussion, small instruments & electronics, as well as Olive's magnetic pickup/electronics system, running through a number of guitar & bass amplifiers.abel leader Chris Dadge recorded these two studio pieces using Dadge's amplified percussion, small instruments & electronics, as well as Olive's magnetic pickup/electronics system, running through a number of guitar & bass amplifiers.

Dahinden, Roland / Hildegard Kleeb: Stones Dahinden, Roland / Hildegard Kleeb:
Stones

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Married and working as a duo since 1987, Swiss pianist Hildegard Kleeb and trombonist Roland Dahinden have a rare telepathic link in their freely improvised duos, informed by their work with Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, &c. &c.

Dalibert, Melaine: Night Blossoms Dalibert, Melaine:
Night Blossoms

(elsewhere -- USA )

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French composer & pianist Melaine Dalibert's 6th solo album, works developed using an algorithmic approach to composing, such as retrograde sequences or cellular automaton, generating beautifully delicate patterns that he performs on instruments chosen for their tonal qualities, David Sylvian adding electronic coloring to the pieces "Yin" and "Yang".

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Adios Al Futuro Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
Adios Al Futuro

(Discus -- UK )

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The 2nd release from the UK instrumental rock band Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keyboards & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwind, keyboards, synth bass & electronics, and Steve Dinsdale on drums, keyboards & electronics, expand their sound and referenes as they tug on the heartstrings of prog, krautrock and other advanced rock forms with modern and mellotron-fueled orchestration.

Davies, Rhodri: An Air Swept Clean of All Distance Davies, Rhodri:
An Air Swept Clean of All Distance

(Amgen Records -- UK )

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First release on the Alt.Vinyl label in 2014, this album finds harpist Rhodri Davies performing on the same instrument as his prior album Wound Response, but here with no amplification, preparations or distortion, improvising through "tumbling phrases, arpeggios and articulate rhythms", in a compelling album of assertive and joyful playing.

Davies, Rhodri: Wound Response Davies, Rhodri:
Wound Response

(Amgen Records -- UK )

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First released in 2012 on the Alt.Vinyl label and now reissued on his own Amgen label, Rhodri Davies performs solo in Newcastle upon Tyne on lap harp and electronics, using two main techniques: over-articulation of the strings (what harpists are taught not to do) and attacking the strings with a plectrum, forcing the tuning into new relationships until the strings eventually break.

de Asis, Clara / Mara Winter: Repetition Of The Same Dream de Asis, Clara / Mara Winter:
Repetition Of The Same Dream

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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During pandemic lockdowns, flutist Mara Winter and experimentalist Clara de Asís explored locations of natural resonance to capture this mix of composition and improvisation, delicate and detailed recordings of diverse intent, using harmonically rich tones and textures that resonate in mysterious and haunting ways of beautiful dream-like secrets and reveries.

Denzler, Bertrand / Leo Dupleix: Plateaux Denzler, Bertrand / Leo Dupleix:
Plateaux

(albertineeditions -- France )

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Three works of rich harmonic interaction and interference from the duo of tenor saxophonist Bertrand Denzler and sound artist Leo Dupleix using electronics, a vibrating speaker and floor tom, their multi-year collaboration researching a variety of ways to create beautiful sounds spaces from stretched membranes, electronics and sustained tones.

Derome, Jean: Solo Souffles Derome, Jean:
Solo Souffles

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The remarkably creative flutist & saxophonist Jean Derome often incorporates unusual instruments into his improvisations and compositions, including bird calls, harps, kalimbas, sirens, flower plastic wrappings, bells, &c &c.... on this album Derome focuses on those unique instruments and noise makers through 23 surprising pieces illustrating his incredible collection.

Derome, Jean: Somebody Special Derome, Jean:
Somebody Special

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Drawing on the work of Steve Lacy's quintet, Montreal saxophonist Jean Derome pays homage to the late saxophonist through a selection of 9 Lacy pieces with lyrics from Brion Gysin, Lao Tseu, Herman Melville, &c, in a quintet with Derome on alto sax, bass flute & voice, Karen Young providing vocals, Alexandre Grogg on piano, Normand Guilbeault on bass, & Pierre Tanguay on drums.

Derome, Jean et les Dangereux Zhoms: To Continue Derome, Jean et les Dangereux Zhoms:
To Continue

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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4th Dangereux Zhoms 4th release, mixing scored music, improv, polyphony, polyrhythms, irregular meters, rich harmonies and polymodalism with humor and imagination.

Dinner Party, The (Adrian Northover / Pierpaolo Martino / Vladimir Miller): Wednesday Afternoon Dinner Party, The (Adrian Northover / Pierpaolo Martino / Vladimir Miller):
Wednesday Afternoon

(FMR -- UK )

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Comprised of Anglo-Russian pianist Vladimir Miller (Moscow Composers Orchestra), Italian double-bassist Pierpaolo Martino (Mondegreen, Howl and Machine3) and British saxophonist Adrian Northover (The Remote Viewers, London Improvisers Orchestra), this collective improv trio brings a lyrical and melodic approach to their performances of graceful and cultivated conversation.

Distel, Herbert: Railnotes [2 CDs] Distel, Herbert:
Railnotes [2 CDs]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Two slow-motion radio pieces by Swiss audio artist Herbert Distel that blur the threshold between the "real" sound world and the sonic realms of illusion and imagination.

Doneda, Michel / Frederic Blondy /  Tetsu Saitoh: Spring Road 16 Doneda, Michel / Frederic Blondy / Tetsu Saitoh:
Spring Road 16

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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After 30 years of collaboration between French saxophonist Michel Doneda and Japanese double bassist Tetsu Saitoh, this 2016 recording was to be their last due to the premature passing of Saitoh, the two heard here in a trio with pianist Frederic Blondy recorded for Radio France in a remarkable and consuming performances of fully free and often darkly savage improvisation.

Dorner, Axel / Jason Kahn: For Berner Munster (Im Berner Munster) Dorner, Axel / Jason Kahn:
For Berner Munster (Im Berner Munster)

(Confront -- UK )

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The pairing of German trumpeter Axel Dorner, and NY-born experimental artist Jason Kahn living and performing in Zurich, brings the tradition of avant free jazz and nonidiomatic improvisation into an unusual merging of techniques and approaches, each applying their advanced virtuosity to this intense concert, recorded during Hamburg's Zoom In Festival, 2017.

Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen: Cat Guarding Geese Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen:
Cat Guarding Geese

(erstwhile -- USA )

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An electroacoustic composition of environment & sound punctuated with subtle percussion and electronic interventions, developed from field recordings, performances on Roosevelt Island, and studio recordings in Brooklyn by the duo of Tucker Dulin on bells, bowl, can, cymbal, lentils, mallet & whistle and Ben Owen on paper mic, speaker boxes, op amps & cassette.

Dunmal, Paul Sextet (Dunmall / Pursglove / Foote / Saunders / Owston / Bashford): Cosmic Dream Proje Dunmal, Paul Sextet (Dunmall / Pursglove / Foote / Saunders / Owston / Bashford):
Cosmic Dream Projection

(FMR -- UK )

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A studio project led by Paul Dumall on alto & tenor saxophones and alto flute, recorded while on touring hiatus during the pandemic, composing six passionate and melodically charged works performed by the brilliant sextet of Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Richard Foote on trombone, Steven Saunders on guitar, James Owston on bass, and Jim Bashford on drums.

Dunmall, Paul: Awakening Expectations Dunmall, Paul:
Awakening Expectations

(FMR -- UK )

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Two unique and adventurous takes on collective free improvisation led by Paul Dunmall and recorded in the studio, using the group that appears on his first Paul Dunmall Presents series in January 2020: Dunmall on tenor sax, John O'Gallagher on alto sax, Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Elliott Sansom on piano, Chris Mapp on electric bass and Miles Levin on drums.

Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Olie Brice / Jeff Williams: Palindromes Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Olie Brice / Jeff Williams:
Palindromes

(West Hill Records -- UK )

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Capturing their 2nd gig together, double bassist Olie Brice and trumpeter Percy Pursglove invited two prominent improvisers who had never played together before — drummer Jeff Williams and tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall — to join them for a 2020 concert at Cafe Oto in London, presented into two palindromic-ally named and profound improvisations: "Tattarratta" 1 & 2.

efzeg: krom efzeg:
krom

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Ellman, Liberty: Last Desert Ellman, Liberty:
Last Desert

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Guitarist/composer Liberty Ellman's album takes its name from the four deserts--Atacama in South America, the Gobi in China, the Sahara in Egypt, and the "White Desert" of Antarctica--in seven sophisticated compositions performed with Steve Lehman on alto sax, Stephan Crump on bass, Damion Reid on drums, Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, and Jose Davila on tuba.

Emmeluth, Signe: Hi Hello I'm Signe Emmeluth, Signe:
Hi Hello I'm Signe

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A single piece recorded live for Ingebrit Haker Flaten's 2020 Sonic Transmissions Festival finds the Danish saxophonist in an extended improvisation of varying moods, applying a diverse set of methods and technical approaches to the horn, from quiet meditate work to full-throated exuberance, in a remarkably personal journey of confident exposition.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Jeux De Pistes Ensemble SuperMusique:
Jeux De Pistes

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Ensemble SuperMusique devotes itself to Montreal's "Musique Actuelle" and free improv community in assemblages of some of their finest players, here in a live concert in 2016 at Amphitheater du Gesu in Montreal with a stunning set of performers presenting the work of 4 composer.

Ensemble SuperMusique / Symon Henry: voir dans le vent qui hurle les etoiles rire et rire Ensemble SuperMusique / Symon Henry:
voir dans le vent qui hurle les etoiles rire et rire

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Montreal's true supergroup since 1998 with many of the city's essential Musique Actuelle performers and composers, directed by Danielle Palardy Roger and including Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Scott Thomson, Lori Freedman, Alexander St. Onge, &c. &c., as they take on a piece by Quebec composer Symon Henry, performed in an exceptional concert in the Chapel in Bon-Pasteur.

Eskelin, Ellery: Solo Live At Snugs Eskelin, Ellery:
Solo Live At Snugs

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Ellery Eskelin performing solo on tenor saxophone at 61 Local in Brooklyn, NY, four original compositions, personal and distinctive improvisation like listening to tales from a well seasoned and adept traveler.

Estamos Trio: People's Historia Estamos Trio:
People's Historia

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Taking song titles from the Arawak language, the Estamos Trio of Thollem McDonas (piano), Milo Tamez (drums) and Carmina Escobar (voice & electronics) brings together artists from the Mexican/U.S. border, creating beautiful creative works.

Estamos Trio (McDonas / Escobar / Tamez): Dire Warning Estamos Trio (McDonas / Escobar / Tamez):
Dire Warning

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Highlighting issues between the US & Mexican borders, Thollem McDonas' Estamos Trio presents their 2nd album, here with Carmina Escobar (vocals, electronics, guitarron), Milo Tamez (percussion, found objects, electronics) and Thollem (keyboard, vocals, clay pot) in a work commissioned by and recorded at the 2018 "Casa Tomada" (House Taken Over) in Santa Fe for SITE.

Eventless Plot (Vasilis Liolios / Yiannis Tsirikoglou / Arias Gatas): Parallel Worlds Eventless Plot (Vasilis Liolios / Yiannis Tsirikoglou / Arias Gatas):
Parallel Worlds

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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With 20 years of performance history, the "Eventless Plot" trio of Thessaloniki, Greece — Vasilis Liolios (Psaltery, percussion, electronics), Yiannis Tsirikoglou (electronics) and Arias Gatas (piano, percussion, electronics) — present three chamber works, performed with other other Greek instrumentalists; extraordinary works of embracing creativity and depth.

Ewen, Sandy / Keith Rowe / Damon Smith + Gooseberry Marmalade: Houston 2012 [2 CDs] Ewen, Sandy / Keith Rowe / Damon Smith + Gooseberry Marmalade:
Houston 2012 [2 CDs]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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During a two-day encounter in Houston in 2012, visiting improviser & guitarist Keith Rowe and double bassist Damon Smith combined with guitarist Sandy Ewen, on day 1 joining with her all-female experimental music ensemble Lady Band (of Various Fruit Names) to perform works from the 70s London ensemble Scratch Orchestra; on day 2 recording two uniquely creative improvsations as a trio.

Eye Contact (Heyner / Sawyer / Lavelle): War Rug Eye Contact (Heyner / Sawyer / Lavelle):
War Rug

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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The New York free improvising trio of Matthew Heyner (Test, Malkuth) on bass, Matt Lavelle on trumpet and clarinet and Ryan Sawyer (Tall Firs, Stars Like Fleas) on drums in the follow-up to their 2005 Utech double CD "Embracing The Tide / Making Eye Contact With God", an impressive release of expressive technique and ritualistic drive.

Faustino, Hernani / Joao Madeira: dB Duet Faustino, Hernani / Joao Madeira:
dB Duet

(FMR -- UK )

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Two deep basses come together in this recording of a live performance at O'Culto de Ajuda, Lisboa, Portugal between Red Trio double bassist Hernani Faustino and Ensemble MIA/String Theory double bassist Joao Madeira, mixing bowed and plucked styles along with preparations and extended techniques in a three part suite of powerfully imposing improvisation.

First Meeting (Tamura / Fujii / Churko / Yamamoto): Cut The Rope First Meeting (Tamura / Fujii / Churko / Yamamoto):
Cut The Rope

(Libra -- Japan )

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Trumpeter Tamura in an album of improvisational fragmentation, textural and timbral explorations, and rapid-fire juxtapositions that create kaleidoscopic sound collages.

Flaherty, Paul : Focused & Bewildered Flaherty, Paul :
Focused & Bewildered

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An expressive and truly unique tour de Force on the tenor and alto saxophones by American free jazz legend Paul Flaherty, recording in the studio for 10 improvisations showing strength, melodic beauty, powerful technique, unusual and idiosyncratic approaches to soloing, and above all, a distinctive and individual voice on the horn.

Fluke-Mogul, Gabby: Threshold Fluke-Mogul, Gabby:
Threshold

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Applying extended techniques from rubbing & scraping to sawing and striking, New York violinist Gabby Fluke-Mogul presents a bold solo violin album of 6 pieces with titles like "Bruise" or "Teeth", drawing an incredible gamut of unusual sounds from the violin and its body, occasionally adding vocal utterance, all laid out with a wonderfully quirky sense of timing.

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Negative Infinity Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Negative Infinity

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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Adhering to the tenets of "Dissonance, Speed, Aggression, Weirdness, and Singularity", Weasel Walter leads his Flying Luttenbachers in their 15th album of no wave, punk jazz & brutal prog, Weasel switching to guitar and yielding the drum chair to Sam Ospovat, as the band rips through ridiculously complex twists and turns, even taking on Albert Ayler's strange '66/'67 musical suites.

Four Letter Words (Piet / Wark / Harris): Pinch Point Four Letter Words (Piet / Wark / Harris):
Pinch Point

(Amalgam -- USA )

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The first fully improvised album from the Chicago trio of Jake Wark on tenor saxophone, Matt Piet on piano and Bill Harris on drums, recording at Experimental Sound Studios in 2018 for seven numbered and concise improvisations, running the gamut from rapidly active yet controlled interaction and investigatory conversations of confident expression and creative drive.

Fox, Chistopher: Works For Piano, Philip Thomas piano Fox, Chistopher:
Works For Piano, Philip Thomas piano

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Four large and distinctive works by composer Christopher Fox performed by pianist Philip Thomas, who also writes the liner notes about the works, revealing and explaining the compositional elements, piano preparations, and physical requirements placed on the performer.

Frasch, Heather / Ryoko Akama: Linking Frasch, Heather / Ryoko Akama:
Linking

(Ftarri / Meenna -- Japan )

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US sound artists Heather Frasch and UK Ryoko Akama, who together run the mumei journal exploring the relationship between text and sound, in works commissioned by Bruno Duplant based on written texts, each interpreted, recorded and edited by the other using objects, field recordings, electronics, cello & voice, with one piece from Frasch and two versions from Akama.

Freedman, Lori : Solor Freedman, Lori :
Solor

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The counterpart to Montreal bass clarinetist Lori Freedman's album "Excess" of recordings from her 11-city North American solo tour "The Virtuosity of Excess", this CD "Solor" was developed after that tour allowing Freedman to focus on her past and current creative work, presenting 5 of her solo compositions, 3 of which were written for the album, plus two improvisations.

Frey, Jurg (Davies / Correa / Chang / Thut): Echo.Trio.Fragile.Eyot Frey, Jurg (Davies / Correa / Chang / Thut):
Echo.Trio.Fragile.Eyot

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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Two solo installation works from Wandelweiser composer Jürg Frey--"Paysage d'échos" in Aarau, Switzerland, in 2009; and "Equilibre fragile" in in Aarau in 2014--plus Frey's "Streichtrio" performed by Angharad Davies (violin), Johnny Chang (viola) and Stefan Thut (cello); and a solo piano work, "Eyot", performed by Antonio Correa.

Fujii, Satoko: Hazuki Fujii, Satoko:
Hazuki

(Libra -- Japan )

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With the sudden cessation of touring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Satoko Fujii turned to composing and recording herself in a home studio that she developed with the help of sound engineer Mike Marciano, freeing herself to explore new compositional methods and approaches to theory, this superb solo album the results of seven months of sublime self-expression.

Fujii, Satoko / Yuko Yamaoka: Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs] Fujii, Satoko / Yuko Yamaoka:
Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs]

(Libra -- Japan )

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A double CD of Satoko Fujii compositions, 56 short compositions from a series she started around 2005 to expand her skills as a composer, many of which fueled her many band's repertoires; in 2018 she asked respected classical pianist and educator Yuko Yamaoka to record this set of compositions as part of her 60th birthday monthly album set.

Fujii, Satoko Tokyo Trio: Moon on the Lake Fujii, Satoko Tokyo Trio:
Moon on the Lake

(Libra -- Japan )

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Pianist Satoko Fujii introduces a new trio with two younger and very active musicians on the Japanese jazz scene--bassist Takashi Sugawa and drummer Ittetsu Takemura--recording in 2020 at Pit Inn in Tokyo for their 3rd live date together, performing five lyrical Fujii original compositions, including "Aspirations" from her album with Leo Smith & Ikue Mori.

Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...): La Regle Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...):
La Regle

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.

Futari (Satoko Fujii / Taiko Saito): Beyond Futari (Satoko Fujii / Taiko Saito):
Beyond

(Libra -- Japan )

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Futari (meaning "two people") is the stunningly beautiful debut album of pianist Satoko Fujii and vibraphonist Taiko Saito, recorded in 2019 after a concert tour in Japan, the confluence of these similar instruments and the performer's technical mastery blending in introspective and active modes, adding rich sonic dimensions through preparations and extraordinary technique.

Futterman, Joel / Greg Foster: Alabama Futterman, Joel / Greg Foster:
Alabama

(Shipwreck -- USA )

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Greg Foster has been merging poetry with music since the 60s, including work with Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Thelonious Monk, here joins pianist Joel Futterman also on curved soprano saxophone and Indian flute, accompanying Foster's potent words and messages in 8 poems, including the 19 minutes "Alabama Exequy" examining the pain and horror of racism.

Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak: Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3 Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak:
Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3

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

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The third volume in this free improvising series, starting with the collaboration of Polish violinist Patryk Zakrocki and guitarist Marcin Olak, varying the additional players as they explore chamber-oriented free improvisation, here with the impressive vocal improvisation of Anna Gadt and cellist Annemie Osborne, ripping apart the calendar in 14 monthly machinations.

Galiay, Frederick (Viard / Sebastien / Boudart / Galiay): Time Elleipsis Galiay, Frederick (Viard / Sebastien / Boudart / Galiay):
Time Elleipsis

(Ayler -- France )

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Dramatic, darkly thrilling music with moments of sheer beauty from French electric bassist Frederick Galiay and his Camaeleo Vulgaris ensemble, a sextet performing Galiay's compositions in a potent mix of electric guitar, electrified baritone sax, synthesizer, and two drummer/percussionists, recorded after a dozen live concerts honing the material to this riveting studio version.

Gato Libre (Tamura / Fjuii / Kaneko): Koneko Gato Libre (Tamura / Fjuii / Kaneko):
Koneko

(Libra -- Japan )

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The 8th album from Gato Libre with compositions from trumpeter Natsuki Tamura in a trio with Yasuko Kaneko on trombone and pianist Satoko Fujii here on accordion, Koneko translating to "Kitten", as Tamura explores 8 new cats from strays to shop cats through deceptively simple pieces of melodic appeal of warm color, tone & texture; absolutely charming.

Gauguet, Bertrand / John Tilbury: Contre-Courbes [2 CDs] Gauguet, Bertrand / John Tilbury:
Contre-Courbes [2 CDs]

(Akousis Records -- France )

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Two concert recordings between alto saxophonist Bertrand Gauget and pianist John Tilbury, one at Eglise Saint Maximin, in Metz, France in 2016 and the other at Festival Paysages d'écoute at Les Quinconces, France in 2019, leveraging the natural resonance of both spaces as they perform with concentrative pacing using advanced techniques to create drama and intensity.

Gerard, Pierre: Pieces Of Apparatus Gerard, Pierre:
Pieces Of Apparatus

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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In the same character as a Wandelweiser/Jürg Frey work, guitarist Pierre Gérard offers up five minimalistic or reductionist improvisations, sparse works that follow the patterns of his mind and his improvisatory method, allowing his thoughts to linger and follow a music that is curiously compelling; an idiosyncratic companion to a quiet evening or afternoon.

Gianfratti, Antonio Panda / Marco Scarassatti / Otomo Yoshihide / Paulo Hartmann: Psychogeography, a Gianfratti, Antonio Panda / Marco Scarassatti / Otomo Yoshihide / Paulo Hartmann:
Psychogeography, an Improvisational Derive

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Recorded at the 2017 Improfest (Festival Internacional de Improvisacao e Arte Sonora) in Sao Paulo, the quartet of Marco Scarassatti, Antonio Panda Gianfratti, Paulo Hartmann, & Otomo Yoshide bring viola de cocho, percussion, self-made instruments, turntable, guitar, and prepared chiquita to a superb concert of wide-ranging improvisations named by geographical location.

Gisler, Fabin / John Schroder / Colin Vallon / Henrik Walsdorf: Backyard Poets Gisler, Fabin / John Schroder / Colin Vallon / Henrik Walsdorf:
Backyard Poets

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Gjerstad, Frode / Isach Skeidsvoll: Twenty Fingers Gjerstad, Frode / Isach Skeidsvoll:
Twenty Fingers

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A sparkling and energetic encounter between Norwegian saxophone legend Frode Gjerstad and fellow Norwegian and relative newcomer, pianist Isach Skeidsvoll of groups Bear Brother and Garrubo Band, the two spurring each other to intense levels of interaction, stepping back at times for introspective moments only to plunge forward in a wonderfully enthusiastic dialog.

Gluck, Bob (Wolper / Azmeh / Filiano / Tabbal): Early Morning Star Gluck, Bob (Wolper / Azmeh / Filiano / Tabbal):
Early Morning Star

(FMR -- UK )

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NY pianist & composer Bob Gluck's band with Gluck on piano, Andrea Wolper on voice, Kinan Azmeh on clarinet, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tani Tabbal on drums, blends passionate songs of social justice with captivating improvisational interplay, balancing a love of beautiful melody and sonic innovation, powerful rhythms, and exhilarating interactions between players.

Gonzalez, Dennis Ataraxia Trio+2 (w / Phelps / Lakpriya + Derek Rogers / Jess Garland): Nights Enter Gonzalez, Dennis Ataraxia Trio+2 (w / Phelps / Lakpriya + Derek Rogers / Jess Garland):
Nights Enter

(Ayler Records -- France )

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Unlike anything in trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez's discography, this album was developed from Moog recordings by Derek Rogers, whose shifting tonalities and colors led Gonzalez to a Jon Hassel-influenced approach, adding a rhythmic basis of tabla and djembe from Jagath Lakpriya and sitar-inspired harp from Jess Garland, underpinned by the rich bass work of Drew Phelps.

Good, Zachary / Ben Roidl-Ward : arb Good, Zachary / Ben Roidl-Ward :
arb

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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Focusing on the harmonic interaction, delicate nuances and harmonic functionality of closely related tones, Chicago instrumentalists Zachary Good on clarinet and Ben Roidl-Ward on bassoon recorded these six works of acoustical and phenomenological events using the interplay between coinciding clarinet and bassoon notes, creating illusory and haunting tonal works.

Gouvea / Northover / Mattos: Cajula Gouvea / Northover / Mattos:
Cajula

(FMR -- UK )

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Representing some of the London scene's most innovative and creative improvisers, with years of work together as a trio and as M.A.M.--saxophonist Andrian Northover (Remote Viewers), cellist Marcio Mattos (Stellari String Quartet, Tony Oxley's Celebration Orchestra) and vocalist Marilza Gouvea--are heard here in 2 studio recordings and 3 live recordings at Iklectic.

Grady, Kraig: Monument Of Diamonds Grady, Kraig:
Monument Of Diamonds

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Microtonal composer Kraig Grady in a work for specially adapted brass instruments (Kris Tiner, trumpets; Subhraag Singh-saxophones; Emmett Kim Narushima-trombones) and organ (Terumi Narushima) using a the Meta-Slendro tuning, an obscure 17-tone scale, to create an expansive and organic work assembled from recordings of each musician playing meditations on single notes.

Grady, Spencer / Fermata Ark / Mark Wastell: Thus : Excerpts From A Smaller Work Grady, Spencer / Fermata Ark / Mark Wastell:
Thus : Excerpts From A Smaller Work

(Confront -- UK )

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UK sound artist Fermata Ark, aka Harry Smith, composed this work from improvisations recorded by Mark Wastell performing on cello, double bass and harmonium, and Spencer Grady performing on 5-string banjo, ebow, violin bow and brass slide, creating an extended work of immersive and mesmerizing textures and tones, sounds rising and falling in sublime and passionate ways.

Gratkowski, Frank / Achim Kaufmann / Wilbert de Joode / Tony Buck: Flatbosc & Cautery Gratkowski, Frank / Achim Kaufmann / Wilbert de Joode / Tony Buck:
Flatbosc & Cautery

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A superb mix of propulsive free jazz and pensively introspective free improv from the quartet of Frank Gratkowski on alto saxophone, clarinets & flutes, Achim Kaufmann on piano, Wilbert de Joode on bass, and Tony Buck (The Necks) on drums & percussion, recorded in a live concert at Loft, in Koln, Germany in 2018 for six inspired collective improvisations.

Gratkowski, Frank / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: The Voice Imitator Gratkowski, Frank / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton:
The Voice Imitator

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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German reeidst Frank Gratkowski in a trio with West Coast percussionist Jerome Bryerton and bassist Damon Smith, in an album of free music that blends the sensibilities of free improv with contemporary compositional music.

Gray, Devin / Dave Ballou / Ryan Ferreira : Socialytics Gray, Devin / Dave Ballou / Ryan Ferreira :
Socialytics

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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Socialytics signifies analysis of social media to reach out for human interaction, here through NY composer and drummer Devin Gray's music representing sonic examples of those attainments, heard through stellar trio playing with trumpeter Dave Ballou and guitarist Ryan Ferreira, the latter adding electronic rhythmic components to their creative conversation.

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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Guionnet, Jean-Luc  / Dan Warburton / Eric La Casa: Metro Pre saint-Gervais Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dan Warburton / Eric La Casa:
Metro Pre saint-Gervais

(Swarming -- France )

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A reissue of the 2002 Chloe label album, where Jean Luc Guionnet on alto saxophone, Dan Warburton on violin, and Eric La Casa on microphones use the ambiance of the Paris Pre Saint-Gervais metro station as the starting point for free improvisations, using their surrounding as inspiration while they record a most unusual album of urban sound and discourse.

Gustafsson, Mats / Otomo Yoshihide: Duo / Timing Gustafsson, Mats / Otomo Yoshihide:
Duo / Timing

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Meeting at GOK Sound studio in Kichijoji, Japan in front of a small audience, Swedish baritone saxophonist Mats Gustafsson (The Thing, Fire!) also performing on flutephone and live electronics, and Otomo Yoshihide (Ground-Zero, Regenorchester) performing on guitar, turntable and banjo, recorded these eight amazing improvisations of unusual and unique attitudes and timing.

Guy, Barry : Irvin's Comet [VINYL] Guy, Barry :
Irvin's Comet [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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One of London's most significant and prominent free improvising double bassists, from Spontaneous Music Ensemble to London Jazz Composers Orchestra and innumerable projects with some of the globe's finest improvisers, entered the studio in 2019 to record this exceptional and diverse solo album of advanced forms and remarkably creative imagination.

Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall: Upward Fall Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall:
Upward Fall

(FMR -- UK )

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A set of lyrical, thoughtful and sometimes whimsical works from the Scottish-based duo of Rob Hall & Chick Lyall (Green Room Trio), who have been developing their musical language since 2003, drawing from a wide range of genres from Baroque chamber music to free jazz and folk idioms, their lack of boundaries lending itself to a uniquely diverse and embraceable music.

Harrison, Jackson Trio: Land Tides Harrison, Jackson Trio:
Land Tides

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Harrison, Jackson Trio: Sintering Harrison, Jackson Trio:
Sintering

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Melodic and texturally rich jazz from the trio of pianist Jackson Harrison with Ben Waples on double bass and brother James Waples on drums, a lyrical album of original compositions named for the process of coalescing a powder into a solid by heating it without liquefaction.

Hatcher, Gerrit: Good Weight [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hatcher, Gerrit:
Good Weight [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Chicago tenor saxophonist Gerrit Hatcher, known for his duos with Anton Hatwich and with Julian Kirshner, the improvising trio Devouring the Guilt with Eli Namay & Bill Harris and a trio with Mars Williams & Lia Kohl, is heard here in three extended solo improvisations, with strong tone riffing on grooves, exuding warm melodies, and running demanding technical passages on his horn.

Helary / Rayon / Gilbert / Lavergne: Glowing Life Helary / Rayon / Gilbert / Lavergne:
Glowing Life

(Ayler -- France )

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French flutist Sylvaine Helary's new quartet explores a more electric branch of her work as a composer, in compositions that bridge improvisation and rock forms with song-like structures and narrative, performed with Antonin Rayon on Hammond Organ B3, Moog, piano & clavinet, Benjamin Glibert on electric guitar & bass, and Christophe Lavergne on drums.

Hetu, Joane: Chorale JOKER: Les Lucioles Hetu, Joane:
Chorale JOKER: Les Lucioles

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The Montreal-based Chorale Joker ensemble directed and conducted by Joane Hétu, Danielle Palardy, and Jean Derome, who are also participants, is one of the most unusual and fascinating improvising vocal ensembles active, heard here in a concert coordinated with Productions SuperMusique at Le Vivier, Amphiteatre du Gesu, Montreal in early 2020; indescribably fascinating!

Hetu, Joane: Filature Hetu, Joane:
Filature

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A musical theatre in 3 acts using texts, songs, free improvisation and compositional textures, "an evocation of the fusion between opposite forces-tight and flexible, male and female".

Hetu, Joane: La Femme Territoire ou 21 Fragments D'humus Hetu, Joane:
La Femme Territoire ou 21 Fragments D'humus

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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An amazing journey in sound and voice from saxophonist/vocalist Joane Hetu with five singers/narrators/musicians/noise-makers and layered field recordings, a remarkable and sophisticated work about sex, loss, death, art, & politics.

Hetu, Joane: Recits de Neige Hetu, Joane:
Recits de Neige

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Pieces in 4 movements - Snow; Never Cold; Gusts; Landscapes - performed by Ensemble SuperMusique: Joane Hetu, Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Pierre Tanguay, Scott Thomson & Alexandre St-Onge.

Hirose, Junji: SSI-7 Hirose, Junji:
SSI-7

(Hitorri -- Japan )

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Known mostly as a saxophonist on the Japanese improvised music scene, Junji Hirose has also released a series of albums using self-made analog noise instruments, here using a device where balls and small objects are placed on a large, shallow, round metal plate and moved by a compressor, here in four tracks with different objects and one with no objects at all.

Hirose, Junji / mizutama / Kayu Nakada / Toshimaru Nakamura / Daysuke Takaoka / Yuma Takeshita / Tad Hirose, Junji / mizutama / Kayu Nakada / Toshimaru Nakamura / Daysuke Takaoka / Yuma Takeshita / Tadashi Yonago:
See You at Ftarri

(Ftarri / Meenna -- Japan )

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Three days of improvisations from the the 2019 meeting of Osaka-based musicians mizutama, Tadashi Yonago and Kayu Nakada, plus Tokyo residents Junji Hirose, Toshimaru Nakamura, Daysuke Takaoka and Yuma Takeshita in duos and trios, all using original sound-producing devices or creating sound by repurposing instruments or electronic devices in unique ways.

Hwang, Jason Kao (Filiano / Drury / Hwang / Forbes / Swell): Sing House Hwang, Jason Kao (Filiano / Drury / Hwang / Forbes / Swell):
Sing House

(Euonymus Records -- USA )

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Focusing on melody, rhythm, harmony, and texture, violinist/composer Jason Kao Hwang's Sing House employs a perceptive and swinging blend of Western and Eastern influences as his impressive band with Andrew Drury on drums, Ken Filiano on bass, Chris Forbes on piano, and Steve Swell on trombone present four lyrical, propulsive and wonderfully embraceable "songs".

Ideal Bread (Sinton / Knuffke / Radding / Fujiwara): The Ideal Bread Ideal Bread (Sinton / Knuffke / Radding / Fujiwara):
The Ideal Bread

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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This NYC quartet with Josh Sinton, Reuben Raddin, Tomas Fujiwara, & Kirk Knuffke pays tribute to the music of Steve Lacy through reworkings of his compositions.

Ives, Charles: A Songbook Ives, Charles:
A Songbook

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Sebastian Gottschick's adaptations of Ives' songs and short instrumental pieces pay homage to the composer and develop his work further, as conducted by Gottschick with the ensemble fur neue musik zurich.

Jauniaux / Charles  / Mariage : L'amour Jauniaux / Charles / Mariage :
L'amour

(Ayler Records -- France )

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Three consummate improvisers--Catherine Jauniaux on voice, Xavier Charles on clarinet and Jean-Sebastien Mariage on electric guitar--met at la Muse en Circuit in Alfortville, France after touring, recording this authoritative version of their profound and extended work, which uses lyrics excerpted from Marguerite Duras' 1971 cinematic novel L'amour.

Jerman, Jeph: Popular Fictions [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Jerman, Jeph:
Popular Fictions [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )

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Two side-long compositions from audio explorer Jeph Jerman, assembled using recordings of objects including "mouth, stone, wood, glass, metal, paper, plastic, radio" plus field recordings made through the spring and summer of 2020 in and around Cottonwood, AZ, joined with audio contributions from Doug Theriault, Chris Reider, Julie Schubert, &c.

Johansson, Sven-Ake / Doerner, Axel / Neumann, Andrea : Barcelona Series Johansson, Sven-Ake / Doerner, Axel / Neumann, Andrea :
Barcelona Series

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Johnson, Hermione : Tremble Johnson, Hermione :
Tremble

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Using an imaginative set of piano preparations, Auckland, New Zealand pianist Hermione Johnson draws unusual timbral and tonal qualities from the prepared piano, deftly improvising with dexterous technical skills to create unusual rhythmic and timbral environments, each a marvelous, miniature universe of unexpected voicings, evoking gongs, guitars, kotos, &c.

Joker (Joane Hetu): Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve? Joker (Joane Hetu):
Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve?

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Joker brings together 12 vocalists, many core members of the Ambiances Magnetiques/Musique Actuelle collective including Joane Hetu, Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Michel F Cote, Lori Freedman, &c, performing unusual works of voice and narration composed by Joane Hetu.

Jone, Jean Claude (JC) / Raymond Boni: Visions of Sound Jone, Jean Claude (JC) / Raymond Boni:
Visions of Sound

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Twelve studio improvisations between Kadima-label leader JC Jones playing on a lap-steel plugged in Spanish guitar and French guitarist & improviser Raymond Boni, also performing on harmonica and electronics, where Jones, leveraging his history of work as a double bassist, often takes on the role of percussive/rhythmic foundation against Boni's incredible explorations.

Jones, Jean Claude (JC) / and friends: Nucleous Jones, Jean Claude (JC) / and friends:
Nucleous

(Kadima -- Israel )

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The fifth in bassist, guitarist and Kadima label-leader JC Jones "Distance Series", works assembled through virtual sessions with associated artists, Jones performing on Spanish guitar which he plays as a lap guitar, on Nucleous creating a set of five unusual vocal works with internationally reknown vocalists Meira Asher, Esti Kenan-Ofri, Anat Pick and Josef Sprinzak.

Joonyong, Choi / Jin Sangtae: Hole in My Head Joonyong, Choi / Jin Sangtae:
Hole in My Head

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Recording in two locations in Seoul by Taku Unami, electronic, sound and noise artists Choi Joonyong and Jin Sangtae present a series of unusual interactions using sonic events, concrete and acousmatic interjections and aberrant expression, patiently conveying each event with clarity and intention and an almost theatrical sense of drama and narrative.

Jorgensmann / Del / Ramond / Kugel: At the Fields Edge Jorgensmann / Del / Ramond / Kugel:
At the Fields Edge

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Taking its album title and the titles for three compositions from poems by Laura Winter, the German jazz quartet led by clarinetist Theo Jörgensmann with Christopher Dell on vibes, Christian Ramond on double bass and Klaus Kugel on drums present an advanced example of modern creative, chamber-oriented collective free jazz with a stunning level of communication.

Jorgensmann Quartet, Theo: To Ornette - Hybrid Identity Jorgensmann Quartet, Theo:
To Ornette - Hybrid Identity

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Jorgensmann, Theo: Fellowship Jorgensmann, Theo:
Fellowship

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Jorgensmann, Theo / Koltermann, Eckard: Pagine Gialle Jorgensmann, Theo / Koltermann, Eckard:
Pagine Gialle

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Jorgensmann, Theo / Oles Brothers: Alchemia Jorgensmann, Theo / Oles Brothers:
Alchemia

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Theo Jorgensmann's Trio recorded live at the Klub Alchemia in Cracow, Poland in 2006 playing a set of original compositions with 'ecstatic and elastic freedom.'

Jun, Yan / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Matija Schellander / Seijiro Murayama: Blue Mistake, Red Mistake Jun, Yan / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Matija Schellander / Seijiro Murayama:
Blue Mistake, Red Mistake

(Meenna -- Japan )

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While contrabass player Matija Schellander was performing a residency at the 2017 music Festival Artacts in Austria, this quartet formed with Paris saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet, percussionist Seijiro Murayama and Beijing-based vocalist Yan Jun, developing this work of quiet tension and sudden release, here from one of four performances, recorded live at Ljubljana in Slovenia.

Jun, Yan / Zhu Wenbo: Twice Jun, Yan / Zhu Wenbo:
Twice

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Beijing sound artists Yan Jun and Zhu Wenbo developed this hour-long sound composition from independent recordings, a set of abstractions through recordings in the field, mechanical and electronic devices, human voice and utterance, acoustic and electronic instruments, &c. &c., made cohesive and compelling through independent time assignments by each artist; inexplicably interesting.

Kahn, Jason: Days Falling [VINYL 2 LPs] Kahn, Jason:
Days Falling [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Austria )

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After riding through his city of Zurich to the Kunstraum Walcheturm studio in 2020, Jason Kahn was struck by the quiet aspects of the usually busy city, now quelled by pandemic; entering the studio feeling the desolation and strange sense of peacefulness in the midst of so much tragedy and suffering, he recorded these "songs" of passionate free vocal improvisations and acoustic guitar.

Kahn, Jason : Voice and Sky [BOOK + CD] Kahn, Jason :
Voice and Sky [BOOK + CD]

(Editions -- Switzerland )

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Sound experimenter and electroacoustic organizer Jason Kahn revisits previous works and expands on them with the book and CD release, with an essay on his approach towards public space interventions and text / sound installations, a track listing, photographs from the locations of his field recordings, and texts and prose poems to accompany the listener.

Karayorgis / McBride / Smith / Gray / Rosenthal: CliffPools Karayorgis / McBride / Smith / Gray / Rosenthal:
CliffPools

(Driff Records -- USA )

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Merging two Boston-based trios--Cliff of bassist Damon Smith, drummer Eric Rosenthal and pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, and Pools of bassist Nate McBride, drummer Luther Gray, and Karayorgis--performing Karayorgis compositions with collective input from all five, creating profoundly great music in a shared language fueled by long collaborative relationships.

Kasemets, Udo: Pythagoras Tree Kasemets, Udo:
Pythagoras Tree

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Stephen Clarke plays seven works for solo piano by Estonian-born, Canadian-naturalized composer Udo Kasemets that focus on specific designs of micro-detail.

Kassap, Sylvain / Benjamin Duboc: Le Funambule Kassap, Sylvain / Benjamin Duboc:
Le Funambule

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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With mystery and drama the duo of clarinetist Sylvain Kassap and double bassist Benjamin Duboc start their performance with whisperings, Kassap's expanded range and vocabulary on the clarinet evocative against Duboc's strong bowing and plucking, as they both take their listeners across a tightrope of carefully balanced, masterfully evolving free conversation.

Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas): Katarsis4 Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas):
Katarsis4

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A diverse, unique and sometimes explosive saxophone quartet from Lithuania founded by Arminas Bizys, Kazimieras Jusinskas, Algirdas Janonis, and Danielius Pancerovas, using extended techniques, the saxophones themselves, and found objects as they articulately merge structurally free improvisation, academic approaches and motives from Lithuanian folk music.

Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas): Live At The Underground Water Reservoir Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas):
Live At The Underground Water Reservoir

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Using the natural resonance of the Liepkalnis underground water reservoir in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Katarsis4 saxophone quartet of Arminas Bizys, Algirdas Janonis, Danielius Pancerovas and Kazimieras Jusinskas merge free improvisation, both melodic and through extended tetechniques, with composed forms and folk music, capturing this extended work of beguiling and powerful music.

Kennel, Hans / Mytha: How It All Started Kennel, Hans / Mytha:
How It All Started

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Improvised music using traditional Alpine horn music as its roots, as performed by a quartet of alphorns, büchels, and voice.

Kimmel.Ali.Harris: Vivary Kimmel.Ali.Harris:
Vivary

(Amalgam -- USA )

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A diverse set of electroacoustic improvisations, including pointillistic interplay, free explorations merging contemporary compositional cues, pieces composed around specific parameters and evolving experimental soundscapes, from the Michigan trio Kimmel.Ali.Harris of Jeff Kimmel on clarinet & electronics, Ishmael Ali on cello, guitar & electronics, and Bill Harris on drums & synth.

Kirschner, Kenneth / Joseph Branciforte: From the Machine: Volume 1 [VINYL] Kirschner, Kenneth / Joseph Branciforte:
From the Machine: Volume 1 [VINYL]

(Greyfade -- USA )

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The first volume in an ongoing collaboration between composers Kenneth Kirschner and Joseph Branciforte, this work explores the application of software-based compositional techniques — including algorithmic processes, generative systems, and indeterminacy — performed in a superb ensemble including members of Flux Quartet and International Contemporary Ensemble.

Koglmann, Franz: O Moon My Pin-Up Koglmann, Franz:
O Moon My Pin-Up

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Kordik / Lucas / Prevost: High Laver Reflections Kordik / Lucas / Prevost:
High Laver Reflections

(Matchless / Earshot -- UK )

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The Earshots duo of Daniel Kordik on modular synthesizer and Edward Lucas on trombone reprise their meeting a year earlier with free improvising percussionist and AMM legend Eddie Prévost, drawn by the natural resonance of the All Saints Church in Essex, England, recording these electroacoustic improvisations of astonishing sonic properties and astounding technique.

Kostyrko, Sergey / Tim Olive: Rasputitsa Kostyrko, Sergey / Tim Olive:
Rasputitsa

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Selected from several hours of real-time interaction and presented as recorded with minimal editing, this album presents the first-time meeting of Kobe, Japan sound artist Tim Olive with St. Petersburg, Russian synthesist and electronic musician Sergey Kostyrko, recording in the studio together, the title aptly referencing the season of spring when roads are laid bare.

La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Arnau Horta / Seijiro Murayama / Michaele-Andrea Schatt: Install La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Arnau Horta / Seijiro Murayama / Michaele-Andrea Schatt:
Installations [CD + 24 page booklet]

(Swarming -- France )

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A fascinating set of stereophonic electroacoustic compositions based on the recordings and mixes used for four sound installations in four galleries in France, impeccably captured and creatively edited: Eric La Casa & Jean-Luc Guionnet; Michaële-Andréa Schatt & Eric La Casa; Seijiro Murayama & Eric La Casa; and Arnau Horta & Eric La Casa.

Lacy, Steve: at the New Jazz Meeting Baden-Baden 2002 Lacy, Steve:
at the New Jazz Meeting Baden-Baden 2002

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Lacy, Steve / Brion Gysin: Songs Lacy, Steve / Brion Gysin:
Songs

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Lacy, Steve Five: The Way [2 CDs] Lacy, Steve Five:
The Way [2 CDs]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Lash, Dominic Quartet (w / Carmona / Tejero / Ward): Limulus Lash, Dominic Quartet (w / Carmona / Tejero / Ward):
Limulus

(Spoonhunt -- UK )

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Honing their conversation in their third release as a band, British double bassist Dominic Lash's Quartet with Javier Carmona on drums & percussion, Ricardo Tejero on alto saxophone and Alex Ward on electric guitar are heard live at Cafe OTO in London, Lash providing all compositions and arrangements over six wide-ranging, edgy and innovative improvisations; outstanding!

Lavelle, Matt: Cuica In The Third House Lavelle, Matt:
Cuica In The Third House

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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The 2007 solo debut of New York free improvising trumpeter Matt Lavelle, here performing on the hybrid instruments, the Bass-Trumpinet and Bass-Clarumpet, introduced and punctuated with spoken word insight and declarations, and using overdubs on selected tracks, making for an intimate and accomplished album of modern free jazz.

Leandre, Joelle: Live in Israel Leandre, Joelle:
Live in Israel

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Double CD of bassist Joelle Leandre perforing Solo in Israel, then in duos, trios and a sextet with JC Jones, Assif Tsahar, Albert Beger, Ariel Shibolet, &c.

Leap of Faith: Principles of an Open Future Leap of Faith:
Principles of an Open Future

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An embraceable & explorative example of the core duo of the Boston-area free improvising ensemble Leap of Faith (the foundation of the Leap of Faith Orchestra) of David Peck on reeds and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, both employing the enormous Evil Clown arsenal of percussive and sonic devices, in two large works recorded at their headquarter studio.

Lee, Yoon-Ji : Padong Lee, Yoon-Ji :
Padong

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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Five compositions from Yoon-Ji Lee, whose work employs unconventional and nonlinear structures that focus on quick transformations of language, noise, texture, and tonal color, here with five works, one performed by JACK Quartet & Mivos Quaret, a work for solo Saenghwang, a solo piano work, a string quartet, and a mixed chamber ensemble.

Legmann, Shira: Giacinto Scelsi: Suite No.9 / Quattro illustrazioni / Un Adieu Legmann, Shira:
Giacinto Scelsi: Suite No.9 / Quattro illustrazioni / Un Adieu

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Three piano works by Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi: 'Suite No.9 "Ttai"' (1953); 'Quattro illustrazioni' (1953); and 'Un Adieu' (1978/1988); performed live in Tel Aviv by Israeli pianist Shira Legmann, who found these pieces particularly fascinating as she studied Scelsi's oeuvre, impressed by his compositional method of notating improvisations to create finished pieces.

Leith, Oliver / George Barton / Siwan Rhys : Good Day Good Day Bad Day Bad Day Leith, Oliver / George Barton / Siwan Rhys :
Good Day Good Day Bad Day Bad Day

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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UK composer Oliver Leith presents a work in 8 movements for piano, keys and percussion performed by Siwan Rhys (keys) and George Barton, an invocation of everyday life through a personal and often idiosyncratic orchestration reflective of personal ritual & habits; our good and our irrational, often contradictory impetus, portrayed through quirky and embraceable episodes.

Liebman, David: The Distance Runner Liebman, David:
The Distance Runner

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Locals, The (Thomas, Ward / Thomas / Lash / Hasson-Davis): The Locals Play The Music Of Anthony Brax Locals, The (Thomas, Ward / Thomas / Lash / Hasson-Davis):
The Locals Play The Music Of Anthony Braxton

(Discus -- UK )

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An upbeat and energetic performance at the Konfrontation Festival, Ulrichsberg in 2006, featuring six early compositions by Anthony Braxton, arranged by pianist Pat Thomas and performed by the quintet of superb improvisers and interpreters Alex Ward on clarinet, Evan Thomas on electric guitar, Dominic Lash on electric bass, and Darren Hasson-Davis on drums.

Lopez, Cecilia : Red (DB) Lopez, Cecilia :
Red (DB)

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Argentinian sound artist based in NYC Cecilia Lopez engages fellow Brandon Lopez Trio double bassist Lopez and drummer Gerald Cleaver for a performance of improvisation, installation and architecture, using woven wire nets filled with instruments and hung from Roulette Intermedia's ceiling to act as a complex feedback organism with which the trio interacts.

Lubelski, Samara : Partial Infinite Sequence Lubelski, Samara :
Partial Infinite Sequence

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Performing solo on violin with surrounding effects that emphasize the dramatic tension in her extended sequences, Samara Lubelski presents two substantial journeys into the infinite, swirling in delays and reverb as her bow transitions from rapid up and down to long drawing and sustaining, pulling a variety of sounds that elate her listeners in spirals and eddies.

Lyytinen, Pauli / Maciej Garbowski / Krzysztof Gradziuk: Swords [2 CDs] Lyytinen, Pauli / Maciej Garbowski / Krzysztof Gradziuk:
Swords [2 CDs]

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

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A warm and relaxed saxophone trio album led by Finnish tenor saxophonist Pauli Lyytinen (Raoul Bjorkenheim's eCsTaSy), Polish double bassist Maciej Garbowski and drummer Krzysztof Gradziuk (RGG), the three focused on deeply expressive interaction and lyrical finesse, while performing live at Institute of Music Performance, in Katowice, Poland, in 2019.

Maguire, Phil / Tim Olive: Invoer Maguire, Phil / Tim Olive:
Invoer

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Stymied by Covid-19, the planned May 2020 tour of sound artists Tim Olive and Phil Maguire was cancelled, motivating each to create four 10-minute solo pieces which were then overlayed to create four "distant duo" pieces, merging Olive's textured home-made electronics and Maguire's reductive approach to audio simplicity and spare sonic environments.

Mahall, Rudi / Alexander von Schlippenbach: So Far Mahall, Rudi / Alexander von Schlippenbach:
So Far

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and clarinetist Rudi Mahall have been exploring the music of jazz and free improvisation for decades in their own bands or together in Globe Unity Orchestra; here they are heard in their essential element as a duo, pushing their music in rapid runs and elegant and emotional moments with imposing technique and authoritative confidence.

Malinowski, Marek Trio: Scratching Fork Malinowski, Marek Trio:
Scratching Fork

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

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Working together since 2015, the Polish guitar trio of Marek Malinowski on guitar, Robert Rychlicki-Gasowski on double bass & bass guitar, and Wojciech Zadruaynski on drums, present Marek Malinowski's embraceable mix of lyrically inclined modern jazz compositions with an explorative side, balancing structure with free space for sprightly spontaneity; a trio to keep track of.

Marcus, Michael: Stone Jump Marcus, Michael:
Stone Jump

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Michael Marcus composed these lyrical jazz works to create a message about "New York City realities", recorded in two studio sessions with Marcus on soprano & tenor sax, octavin, A clarinet & tarogato, along with Denton Darien on piano, John Austria on Fender Rhodes, Tyler Mitchell on bass, Warren Smith on drums & percussion, and Lawrence Feldman on alto flute.

Maroney, Denman / Dominic Lash: All Strung Out Maroney, Denman / Dominic Lash:
All Strung Out

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Double bass and hyperpiano meet in a transatlantic collaboration between pianist Denman Maroney and bassist Dominc Lash, a combination of exhilarating technique and invention from two remarkable players.

Mattrey, Joanna : Veiled Mattrey, Joanna :
Veiled

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The first solo record for NY violist Joanna Mattrey, performing also on the Stroh violin, in a deep exploration of the sound possibilities for both instruments, using preparations to alter the resonance of the viola, masking its overtly singing and beautiful nature and allowing for unexpected and unusual textures which weave around melodic lines; unique and fascinating.

Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Con Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour):
Confluence

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Composed by pianist Magda Mayas for an octet of superb avant improvisers including Rhodri Davies, Zeena Parkins, Michael Thieke, Angharad Davies, &c. and performed live at the 2019 Music Unlimited 33, in Wels, Austria, this extended work uses a graphic score to interpret 12 photographs taken over an hour observing the merging waters of the Rhone and the Arve rivers.

McPhee, Joe / Lisle, Ellis / Plimley, Paul: Sweet Freedom - Now What? McPhee, Joe / Lisle, Ellis / Plimley, Paul:
Sweet Freedom - Now What?

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The trio of Joe McPhee, Lisle Ellis and Paul Plimley in this important '95 reissue, playing music from and for Max Roach in a drum-less trio, a remarkable album!

McPhee, Joe / Survival Unit II / Thorton, Clifford: N.Y., N.Y., 1971 McPhee, Joe / Survival Unit II / Thorton, Clifford:
N.Y., N.Y., 1971

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Mehta, Rajesh (feat. Paul Lovens): Orka Mehta, Rajesh (feat. Paul Lovens):
Orka

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Indian-born, currently Amsterdam-based American Rajesh Mehta expands the timbral and textural palette of the trumpet in twelve pieces with accompaniment by Paul Lovens on drums and cymbals.

Meloche, Chris / Martin Archer / Gino Robair / Lyn Hodnett: The Sincerity Of Light Meloche, Chris / Martin Archer / Gino Robair / Lyn Hodnett:
The Sincerity Of Light

(Discus -- UK )

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The quartet of Canadian electronics composer Chris Meloche and label leader Martin Archer on woodwinds and electronics orchestrated these pieces, performed with improvsations from Gino Robair on percussion and electronics and Lyn Hodnett on voice, for a 3 part work of rich interactive loops, drones and soundscape, ranging from spine-chilling to lush and lovely environments.

Mitterer, Wolfgang: Radio Fractal / Beat Music [2 CDs] Mitterer, Wolfgang:
Radio Fractal / Beat Music [2 CDs]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Six musicians play along with Wolfgang Mitterer's one hour and fifty-four minute computer track which leaves ample room for free improvisation, mixing contemporary composition with electronic and jazz music.

Modirzadeh, Hafez (Davis / Sorey / Taborn): Facets Modirzadeh, Hafez (Davis / Sorey / Taborn):
Facets

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Using an unusual re-tuning of the piano, saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh enlists three inventive pianists--Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, and Craig Taborn--for a set of melodically-oriented duos, Modirzadeh using alternate fingerings and embouchure adjustments to achieve intervals between major and minor, together freeing the improvisers to explore new tonal possibilities.

MoE w/ Mette Rasmussen / Ikuro Takahashi: Painted MoE w/ Mette Rasmussen / Ikuro Takahashi:
Painted

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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During their 2019 Japan Tour, the collaboration of the Norwegian experimental rock band MoE and alto sax virtuoso Mette Rasmussen extended their trio with legendary drummer Ikuru Takahashi to record this energetic, rough and tumble album exploring the boundaries between free improvisation, skronky rock, and other confrontational, conceptual crossover forms.

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa : Um Em Um Monteiro, Alfredo Costa :
Um Em Um

(Monotype -- Poland )

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An unusual release from the accordion, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, placed microphones in a way to enhance the harmonics and all the particularities of every sound, layering slowly moving tones and their harmonic interaction, allowing unexpected details to emerge.

Moore, Michael (w/ Wierbos / de Joode / Vatcher): Felix Quartet Moore, Michael (w/ Wierbos / de Joode / Vatcher):
Felix Quartet

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )

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Recorded at the historic Bimhuis during the Felix Meritis festival, this was the first meeting of the Felix Quartet featuring frequent collaborators Michael Moore on sax & clarinet and trombonist Wolter Wierbos, with Wilbert de Joode on bass and Michael Vatcher on drums & hammer dulcimer, performing Moore's superb compositions written for this event & for these players.

Morris / Fernandez / Wooley: From The Discrete To The Particular Morris / Fernandez / Wooley:
From The Discrete To The Particular

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An incredible trio of two New York improvisers - Joe Morris on guitar and trumpeter Nate Wooley - with European free improv legend pianist Augusti Fernandez, for 7 remarkable free improvisations of astounding skill.

Morris, Joe : Atmosphere Morris, Joe :
Atmosphere

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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Known for his guitar work, and more recently on the bass, here in an album of improvisation on the 5-string banjo and 4-string banjouke.

Moshe Quartet, Ras : Transcendence Moshe Quartet, Ras :
Transcendence

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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Following a string of successful live recordings on the Utech label, flutist and reedist Ras Moshe took his quartet with Dave Ross on guitar, Shayna Dulberger on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums & percussion into the studio to record these six original compositions bridging traditional and modern aspects of free jazz and improvisation.

Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun): superGau Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun):
superGau

(FMR -- UK )

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A single extended improvisation from the trio of Udo Schindler on reeds, brass & analogue synthesizer, Gunnar Geisse on laptopguitar & virtual instruments, and Anton Kaun on electronics, zeug & effects recorded live at Das Lihotzky/wagnis ART, in Munchen, Germany in 2017, a journey of odd intent, brilliant technique, eccentric attitude, and unorthodox dialog.

Murayama, Seijiro: Mi-Tai Murayama, Seijiro:
Mi-Tai

(Ftarri / Hitorri -- Japan )

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Eight improvised performances on percussion from Paris-based drummer/percussionist Seijiro Murayama recorded in 2019 using acoustic sources from snare drums, mallets, brushes, voice, steel tables, gong and voice, captured in four locations around France and in Mishima City, Japan, each exploring new compositional methods and ways to improvise within them.

Myburgh, Josten: Sculthorpe Studies Myburgh, Josten:
Sculthorpe Studies

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A large work by the Western Australian composer Josten Myburgh, using harmonies taken from the music of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe blended with environmental field recordings, performed by Josten Myburgh on sax & electronics, Jet Kye Chong on percussion, Jameson Feakes on guitar, Djuna Lee on bass, Stuart James on piano & electronics, and Kirsten Smith on flutes.

Myers, David Lee: Prototype Of The Veil Myers, David Lee:
Prototype Of The Veil

(pulsewidth -- USA )

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David Lee Myers began creating feedback music in 1989, originally under the name Arcane Device, developing unique approaches to harnessing feedback between audio devices in ways their manufactures did not intend; since 2014 he has used a set of new devices that allow intense control and beauty through vibrational interactions, as heard in this, his 18th solo album of feedback music.

Myers, David Lee: Reduced to a Geometrical Point Myers, David Lee:
Reduced to a Geometrical Point

(Cronica -- Spain )

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Using feedback matrices, oscillator banks and multi-processing, NYC sound and feedback artist David Lee Myers, A.K.A. Arcane Device, references the quote from metaphysics scholar Frithjof Schuon--"You must detach your life from an awareness of the multiple and reduce it to a geometrical point before God"--which he manifests in four focused works of rich, slowly evolving sound.

 

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