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

(PGP RTS -- Serbia )


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

Leap Of Faith: Scrying
Leap Of Faith:
Scrying

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Deploying David Peck's broad palette concept facilitating radical transformations and varied sonorities through the length of their extended performance in this 2023 recording from the Boson collective core band, with Glyis Lomon on cello & aquasonic Michael Caglianone on winds & reeds, Albey onBass on bass, Michael Knoblach on chimes & objects.

Turbulence Orchestra: Jet Stream
Turbulence Orchestra:
Jet Stream

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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One of the largest ensembles in the Boston collective roster, this exotic Turbulence Orchestra set is orchestrated with 4 brass horns--Bob Moores, Eric Dahlman & John Fugarino on trumpets, Duane Reed on double bell euphonium; two winds--David Peck on clarinets, saxophones & flute and Dennis Livingston on flute & recorders-- plus the rhythm section of Scott Samenfeld on bass & Michael Knoblach on drums.

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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

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

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Bailey / Toyozumi: Breath Awareness
Bailey / Toyozumi:
Breath Awareness

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Beger / Taubenfeld / Hazan / Drake: Cosmic Waves
Beger / Taubenfeld / Hazan / Drake:
Cosmic Waves

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Borca / R. Brown / W. Parker / Workman / Nicholson / Murphy / Ibarra / Taylor-Baker: Good News Blues
Borca / R. Brown / W. Parker / Workman / Nicholson / Murphy / Ibarra / Taylor-Baker:
Good News Blues

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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McIntyre / Thompson / Suggs / Fielder: Rivbea Live! Series, Volume 1
McIntyre / Thompson / Suggs / Fielder:
Rivbea Live! Series, Volume 1

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Edwards, John / Emil Karlsen / Dominic Lash: Action Theory
Edwards, John / Emil Karlsen / Dominic Lash:
Action Theory

(Spoonhunt -- UK )


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A new take on the classic guitar, bass & drums trio line-up, bringing together three generations of improvising musicians--John Edwards on double bass, Emil Karlsen on drums and Dominic Lash, more typically a double bassist, here on a Telecaster electric guitar--in five studio recordings of great intensity and varying direction fueled by a minute attention to detail.

Mirarchi, David: Ink Folly, Orchid Gleam <i>[Used Item]</i>
Mirarchi, David:
Ink Folly, Orchid Gleam [Used Item]

(Unbroken Sounds -- USA )


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Composer, poet and saxophonist David Mirarchi seeks to transform the written word into melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and structural materials, using experimental compositional techniques, here recording in Brooklyn with trio of bassist Mathias Hojgaard Jensen and drummer Eliza Salem for a two part work transmuted from a two-part poem contrasting city life and nature.

Reed, Mike: The Separatist Party [VINYL]
Reed, Mike:
The Separatist Party [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Transforming a sense of isolation and separation into exuberant and pointed expression, drummer Mike Reed brings together this hybrid sextet of Chicago players, including cornetist Ben LaMar Gay, poet and spoken word artist Marvin Tate (D-Settlement), and members of Bitchin Bajas (Rob Frye, Cooper Crain, and Dan Quinlivan), for 9 heartfelt, intensely passionate pieces.

Reed, Mike: The Separatist Party
Reed, Mike:
The Separatist Party

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Transforming a sense of isolation and separation into exuberant and pointed expression, drummer Mike Reed brings together this hybrid sextet of Chicago players, including cornetist Ben LaMar Gay, poet and spoken word artist Marvin Tate (D-Settlement), and members of Bitchin Bajas (Rob Frye, Cooper Crain, and Dan Quinlivan), for 9 heartfelt, intensely passionate pieces.

Davis, Anthony / Kyle Motl / Kjell Nordeson: Vertical Motion [VINYL]
Davis, Anthony / Kyle Motl / Kjell Nordeson:
Vertical Motion [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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"In 2018, I had the good fortune to organize a session with two absolute heroes of music: Anthony Davis, and Kjell Nordeson. I'd been playing with Kjell in various groups for a few years, and had been studying with Anthony at UC San Die...

Davis, Caroline / Wendy Eisenberg: Accept When [VINYL]
Davis, Caroline / Wendy Eisenberg:
Accept When [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Based on a growing friendship and friendly improvisations developed between 2022 & '23, New York guitarist Wendy Eisenberg and saxophonist and activist Caroline Davis developed this set of ten songs--poignant, expressive, deeply personal, unconventional, illusory--performed with drummer Greg Saunier, reminding of the early Downtown NY scene in their confident fragility; beautiful.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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

Houle / Gentile / Hawkins: Fatrasies
Houle / Gentile / Hawkins:
Fatrasies

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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The transatlantic trio of UK pianist Alexander Hawkins, NY drummer Kate Gentile and Canadian reedist Francois Houle are heard in four masterful spontaneous improvisations in their live performance at the 39th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Houle performing on clarinets (sometimes two at a time) including the early, deep-note basset clarinet.

Little, Booker: Out Front To And Friends, Revisited
Little, Booker:
Out Front To And Friends, Revisited

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


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The lesser known hard bop trumpeter Booker Little died at just 23, but left a legacy in these two sextet albums that balance lyricism with freedom — Out Front and Booker Little and Friend — the former recorded with Eric Dophy and Max Roach, and the latter with George Coleman & Julian Priester, both albums with legendary players including Ron Carter, Reggie Workman, Art Davis, Don Friedman &c..

Ayler, Albert: Live Greenwich Village To Love Cry, Revisited
Ayler, Albert:
Live Greenwich Village To Love Cry, Revisited

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


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Bringing together two contrasting Impulse! albums from Aylers late 60's output: the exemplary free jazz release Live Greenwich Village in two sessions with core Ayler associates, brother Donald, Michael Sampson, Henry Grimes, Beaver Harris, &c.; then Ayler's challenging attempt to reach a more popular following in Love Cry, with Milford Graves taking the drummers chair.

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

(Waveform Alphabet -- USA )


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

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Putman / Federico Ughi: Stream of a Dream
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Putman / Federico Ughi:
Stream of a Dream

(577 Records -- USA )


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After participating together in many groups over more than a decade, this is the first time these three improvisers and core performers on the 577 label--Daniel Carter on saxophone, trumpet & clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano and Federico Ughi on drums--have come together as a trio, captured live at the 2024 Forward Festival in Brooklyn for three extended, dexterous conversations.

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

(Ramble Records -- Australia )


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

Rempis, Dave / Tashi Dorji Duo: Gnash
Rempis, Dave / Tashi Dorji Duo:
Gnash

(Aerophonic -- USA )


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Beginning their tours as a duo in 2017 and expanded into the trio Kuzu, Bhutanese improvising guitarist Tashi Dorji and Chicago saxophone improviser Dave Rempis recorded these four exotically powerful dialogs after their 2023 tour, performing at The Sugar Maple, in Milwaukee, Rempis on multiple saxophones including the soprano sax that the late Mars Williams gifted to him.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Magical Incantation
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Magical Incantation

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )


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A standout in the many collaborations between New York pianist Matthew Shipp and Brazil-born, NY-based tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman, recording in the studio for eight elegantly lyrical improvisations that invoke both devotional and decisive dialogs, from an introspective "Prayer" to a dissipated "Lustihood", a spellbinding set of fraternal invocations.

Simulacrum: Archetypes
Simulacrum:
Archetypes

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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One of the more electronic/ea ensembles from the Boston area collective led by David Peck, Simulacrum is an offshoot of Metal Chaos Ensemble, the core being Peck on reeds, percussion & electronics, Eric Wood on analog synth and Bob Moores on space trumpet & guitar, joined by Michael Caglianone (sax), Faruq Hassan (sampler), and Michael Knoblach (percussion).

Leap Of Faith: Radiation Patterns
Leap Of Faith:
Radiation Patterns

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The core duet of the Boston collective Leap of Faith Orchestra comprised of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, double reeds & flutes and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, are joined by bassist Albey onBass, drummer Eric Rosenthal, guitarist Tor Snyder and brass player John Fugarino, making a strong sextet with a powerful string section in this extended improvisation.

Leap Of Faith: Cyclic Models
Leap Of Faith:
Cyclic Models

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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A larger ensemble for the Boston-area collective Leap of Faith of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, here extended with two horns, three strings, and drums including Cecil Taylor bassist Albey OnBass, plus John Fugarino on trumpets & brass, Tor Snyder on guitar and Eric Rosenthal on drums & percussion.

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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

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

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


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

Leon, David: Bird's Eye
Leon, David:
Bird's Eye

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


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An exotic album of improvised music with a wide focus, founded in saxophonist David Leon's interest in Afrocuban folkloric music, expanded through DoYeon Kim's gayagum, a traditional 12-string Korean zither, and punctuated with the exploratory drumming, percussion and glockenspiel of Lesley Mok; assertively unpredictable and continuously intriguing improv.

Guy, Barry / Ken Vandermark: Occasional Poems [2 CDs]
Guy, Barry / Ken Vandermark:
Occasional Poems [2 CDs]

(Not Two -- Poland )


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"For British bassist Barry Guy the concert that produced this fine double disc package occurred at the end of a four day intensive residency in Krakow culminating in the premier of an ambitious new work by his Blue Shroud Band. While fo...

Leap of Faith / Kane Loggia Hypothesis: Interconnected by Testable Relations
Leap of Faith / Kane Loggia Hypothesis:
Interconnected by Testable Relations

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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A split release between two essential duos from the Boston-area Evil Clown collective: first, the core duo of Leap of Faith — David Peck on reeds & percussion and Glynis Lomon on cellos, aquasonic & voice — in a trio with trumpeter John Fugarino; second, the Kane Loggia Hypothesis duo of Bonnie Kane on sax, flute & electronics and John Loggia on drums, in a trio with drummer Ben James.

Perturbations: That's Where the Unknown Is
Perturbations:
That's Where the Unknown Is

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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"Perturbed" by the sonic intervention of sound engineer and performer Joel Simches, who applies various effect processes to the continually morphing free improvisations of Boston collective players David Peck on reeds, percussion and synthetics, Michael Caglianone on soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet, flute & percussion, and Albey onBass on bass and percussion.

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

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


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

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

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


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

Braxton, Anthony: Solo Bern 1984 First Visit
Braxton, Anthony:
Solo Bern 1984 First Visit

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


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Thirteen years after his breakthrough solo saxophone album For Alto, Anthony Braxton is heard in an inventive solo concert on the same instrument, performing at the Altes Schlachthaus Theatre in Bern, Switzerland for a set of original numbered compositions, the standards "Alone Together" and "I Remember You", and two Coltrane pieces: "Giant Steps" and "Naima".

Mitchell, Matt: Illimitable [2 CDs]
Mitchell, Matt:
Illimitable [2 CDs]

(Obliquity -- USA )


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"100% improvised, one take, no edits" from New York pianist Matt Mitchell's solo album in four extended improvisations of impressive detail and creative direction, eschewing any particular style while crossing many, Mitchell's technical skills making complex passages clear even when he names them as abstruse, an impressive accomplishment and an absorbing album of solo piano improv.

Prevost, Eddie: Loci Of Change
Prevost, Eddie:
Loci Of Change

(Matchless -- UK )


Price: $17.95    




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First ever solo percussion release by the founding member of AMM, recorded in 1996. "Such complex layering is a characteristic of AMM music and it is to AMM music that the most immediate comparisons must be made. The 'landscape' pieces ...

Schmid, Silvan / Tom Wheatley / Eddie Prevost: The Wandering One - High Laver Levitation Volume 2
Schmid, Silvan / Tom Wheatley / Eddie Prevost:
The Wandering One - High Laver Levitation Volume 2

(Matchless -- UK )


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A live recording of freely improvised improv captured at All Hallows Church in High Laver, Essex in 2023 from the trio of AMM drummer and Matchless label-leader Eddie Prévost, Zürich and Maastricht trumpeter Silvan Shmid, and London double bassist Tom Wheatley of the group Widdershins, heard in three investigative conversations of great creative drive.

Evil Clown Shorties : Volume 2 (2023-2024)
Evil Clown Shorties :
Volume 2 (2023-2024)

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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While typically performing and releasing extended improvisations that last an hour or more, before each of the Evil Clown's Livestreamed performances they record a short improvisation, referred to as "Shorties", taking approaches that yield unique character to the longer works, collected here in 15 recordings with permutations of regular collective members.

Leap Of Faith Chinese Orchestra: Magic Squares
Leap Of Faith Chinese Orchestra:
Magic Squares

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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A unique and fascinating edition of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, bringing special guests Jimmy Zhao, Yazhi Gao, Jiaxin Winky Wan, Ziya Gao, and Kaixin Hou performing on Chinese instruments to join with the core duo of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, along with percussionist/drummer Michael Knoblach and bassist Scott Samenfeld.

Salvo, Sofia: ROTAROTA
Salvo, Sofia:
ROTAROTA

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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

Lubelski, Samara / Marcia Bassett: Indexical/Rhizome
Lubelski, Samara / Marcia Bassett:
Indexical/Rhizome

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Following their recordings of improvisations for the abstract film "Triangulated Waves", the long-running collaboration of guitarist Marcia Bassette (Yew Recordings, Heavy Conversation, Heavy Blossom) and violinist Samara Lubelski (Fiery Furnaces, White Magic, Thurston Moore, God Is My Co-Pilot) join for two extended sonic adventures of intertwining, effected strings.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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

Sobek, Chloe / Tim Berne: Burning Up
Sobek, Chloe / Tim Berne:
Burning Up

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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The first meeting between New York alto saxophonist Tim Berner and Australian string player Chloë Sobek, performing on the violone, a precursor to the modern double bass, in five improvisations recorded outside of the studio to create an intimate space for their spontaneous, articulate and well-balanced dialogs, from rapt introspection to blazing intensity.

Mcphee, Joe / Ken Vandermark: Musings of a Bahamian Son: Poems and Other Words
Mcphee, Joe / Ken Vandermark:
Musings of a Bahamian Son: Poems and Other Words

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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27 concise poems written and read by saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee, punctuated by 9 musical interludes between McPhee on soprano sax and Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark on clarinet and bass, fortifying McPhee's captivating words that mix life observations among jazz references to Dolphy, Monk, Brötzmann, Coleman, &c.; a truly embraceable "book" of poetry.

Ghost Trees: Intercept Method [VINYL 2 LPs]
Ghost Trees:
Intercept Method [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Future Recordings -- USA )


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Appropriately recording in New Jersey in the Van Gelder Studios, the North Carolina sax & drum duo of Brent Bagwell and Seth Nanaa stand in the shadows of Coltrane & Ali or McHenry & Cyrlle on their fourth release, a 2-LP, 180gm red-vinyl album of swinging, structured free jazz with a lyrically inclined outside attitude; twelve tracks of concise and compelling dialogs.

Ghost Trees (Nanaa / Bagwell): Universal Topics [VINYL]
Ghost Trees (Nanaa / Bagwell):
Universal Topics [VINYL]

(Future Recordings -- USA )


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Recording in the Van Gelder studio in NJ, the Ghost Trees Duo of Seth Nanaa on drums and Brent Bagwell on tenor saxophone release an album of nine inventive dialogs, expressive and energetic jazz born from fifteen years working together, from the trio The Eastern Seaboard to their own hard-working duo and recent Ghost Tree Big Band project.

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

(Havtorn Records -- Sweden )


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

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

(Havtorn Records -- Sweden )


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

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

(Omlott -- Sweden )


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

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

(Omlott -- Sweden )


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

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

(Havtorn Records -- Sweden )


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

ORD: Hemligheter pa vagen
ORD:
Hemligheter pa vagen

(Havtorn Records -- Sweden )


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

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

(Editions -- Switzerland )


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

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

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


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

Dorham, Kenny: Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia To Matador - Revisited
Dorham, Kenny:
Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia To Matador - Revisited

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


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Revisiting and remastering two essential albums from New York hard bop trumpeter Kenny Dorham, a tremendous musican who died much too young but left a legacy of 20 albums as a leader, here in his 1956 Blue Note album in a sextet that included Bobby Timmons and Kenny Burrell, and his 1963 United Artists Jazz album in a quintet with Jackie McLean, Bobby Timmons, Teddy Smith and JC. Moses.

Braxton, Anthony Saxophone Quartet: Sax QT (Lorraine) 2022 [4 CDs]
Braxton, Anthony Saxophone Quartet:
Sax QT (Lorraine) 2022 [4 CDs]

(I Dischi di Angelica -- Italy )


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A complement to the New Braxton House Lorraine box, these live performances of Anthony Braxton's Lorraine system are performed in four European cities by Braxton himself on alto, soprano & sopranino saxophones, James Fei on sopranino & alto saxophones, Chris Jonas on alto & tenor saxophonse, Ingrid Laubrock on soprano & tenor saxophones, and Andre Vida on baritone, tenor and soprano saxophones.

Adena Quartet ( Kazuhisa Uchihashi / Keisuk Ohta / Shinobu Kawai / Akira Sotoyama): Adena Quartet
Adena Quartet ( Kazuhisa Uchihashi / Keisuk Ohta / Shinobu Kawai / Akira Sotoyama):
Adena Quartet

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )


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The first album from the Japanese improvising quartet of electric guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi (Altered States), cross-media violinist Keisuke Ohta, bassist Shinobu Kawai (Yoshihide Otomo Special Big Band, Akira Sakata) and drummer Akira Sotoyama (Tipographica, Koichi Matsukaze Quartet), in three avant jazz improvisations captured live at Knuttel House in Tokyo.

MNHRS (Mikawa / Numata / Nishimura / Fujikake): MNHRS
MNHRS (Mikawa / Numata / Nishimura / Fujikake):
MNHRS

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )


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A burning album of improvised rock and noise with members from Incapacitants, Keiji Haino + Masataka Fujikake Duo, Zeni Geva, &c., part of a free improv series organized by Doubtmusic and recorded at Tokyo's Knuttle House in 2023, from the quartet of Toshiji Mikawa on electronics, Jun Numata on guitar& electronics, Yusuke Nishimura on bass and Masataka Fujikake on drums.

Yoshida, Ryuichi: Sakai
Yoshida, Ryuichi:
Sakai

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )


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Known for his band Blacksheep, along with Gatos Meeting, OKHP, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo, The Silence, and Missing Link, &c., Japanese baritone saxophonist steps out solo for twelve works — eight improvisations and four compositions — blurring the line between approaches, executed with Yoshida's rich tone, multiphonic accents, and powerful sonic pressure on the big reed.

Stewart, Luke Silt Trio (w/ Settles / Crudup or Taylor): Unknown Rivers
Stewart, Luke Silt Trio (w/ Settles / Crudup or Taylor):
Unknown Rivers

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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The long-running Silt Trio led by DC bassist and composer Luke Stewart, with Brian Settles on tenor sax and either drummer Trae Crudup or Chad Taylor, in their debut for Pi Recordings with seven Stewart compositions founded around his deep grooves; playful and sophisticated work that leave room for tremendous soloing and support from each trio configuration.

Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / Muni Kulasinghe: Kit & Caboodle
Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / Muni Kulasinghe:
Kit & Caboodle

(Roeba -- USA )


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The collaboration between guitarist Barry Chabala and Clara Byom on clarinets and accordion is expanded through Chabala's audio samples and Byom's use of objects, as they join in a trio with Albuquerque violinist Muni Kulasinghe, also performing on objects, for seven distinctive, spaciously paced improvisations recorded live at The Sitting Room in Albuquerque, NM.

Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / David Forlano: Morning Music
Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / David Forlano:
Morning Music

(Roeba -- USA )


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The second studio session for the freely improvising electroacoustic trio of Clara Byom, a contemporary classical and improvising clarinetist and accordionist, improvising guitarist Barry Chabala on acoustic, and multi-disciplinary artist David Forlano on electronics, in 11 succinct works to accompany a beautifully unconventional morning of open-ended conversations.

Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom: (un) natural
Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom:
(un) natural

(Roeba -- USA )


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The first meeting between two improvisers also versed in contemporary and avant music - guitarist Barry Chabala and clarinetist and accordionist Claray Byom - recording live at The Jean Cocteau Cinema, in Santa Fe, New Mexico as part of the Sandbox Music Series, for five freely improvised works that include radio, objects, iPhone and toys as part of their expansive dialogs.

Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin Duo: Infinite Dimensions
Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin Duo:
Infinite Dimensions

(CLM -- USA )


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Two spontaneously composed original improvisation from the collaborative partnership of Ike Levin on tenor saxophone and Joel Futterman on piano & Indian flute, their long history together allowing great depth of connection, passionate expression and periods of reflective contemplation, weaving their playing with meticulous detail inside an impressive and masterful journey.

Futterman, Joel / William Parker: Why
Futterman, Joel / William Parker:
Why

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )


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Having worked together as members of the Kidd Jordan Quartet, pianist Joel Futterman and bassist William Parker recorded these collective duo improvisations in the studio in New York City in 2020, a perfect match of technical mastery pushing the boundaries of free playing through creative use of tonality, rhythm, and harmony from two extraordinarily compatibile improvisers.

Devouring the Guilt (Bill Harris / Gerrit Hatcher / Eli Namay): Not To Want To Say
Devouring the Guilt (Bill Harris / Gerrit Hatcher / Eli Namay):
Not To Want To Say

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )


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Releasing their first album in 2017, the collective trio of Chicago improvisers Bill Harris on drums, Gerrit Hatcher on tenor saxophone and Eli Namay on bass (now based in Pittsburgh), this third release is their first studio album, in two long-form improvisations that work on a spontaneous canvas of edgy contemplation and assertive conversation.

Richards, Steph (w/ White / Takeishi / Cleaver / Jaffee) : Power Vibe
Richards, Steph (w/ White / Takeishi / Cleaver / Jaffee) :
Power Vibe

(Northern Spy -- USA )


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Using a democratic compositional concept of cues that any of the musicians can employ to redirect all players into new structures, leading to exemplary improv from the core quintet of Steph Richards on trumpet & flugelhorn, Joshua White on piano, Stomu Takeishi on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drumset, plus Max Jaffe replacing Cleaver on drums & sensory electronics for one live track.

Douglas, Dave: Gifts
Douglas, Dave:
Gifts

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )


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A new book of compositions and four interesting interpretations of Billy Strayhorn songs from trumpeter Dave Douglas' premier of a new quartet with tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and two members of the post-rock trio Son Lux — guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang — in a lyrically embraceable and sophisticated album dedicated to the gifts of life and music we all share.

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

(Private -- Germany )


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

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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

Redox: Orbitals <i>[Used Item]</i>
Redox:
Orbitals [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The trio of Kaja Farszky on marimba & percussion, Annette Giesriegl on voice and electronics, and Katharina Klement on piano for a gripping album of free/ea improvisation, splitting the release in 3 parts from a live concert in 2015 at Sonnenhang House Concerts Series in Kumberg/Austria, and 3 parts recorded at Croatian Radio in Zagreb in 2016.

Turbulence Orchestra: Dynamos <i>[Used Item]</i>
Turbulence Orchestra:
Dynamos [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Simulcrum:
Meditations on Reality [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Leap Of Faith: Time And Symmetry Entwined <i>[Used Item]</i>
Leap Of Faith:
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(Evil Clown -- USA )


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