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Spring Hat ezz-thetics Sale
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In 2019 Switzerland's Hat Hut label initiated their latest line, ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd, releasing new albums of improvisation and contemporary compositional music, and mixtures of the same. They also launched an essential reissue series, starting by remastering and recombining original albums from Albert Ayler and Marion Brown, and by properly restoring and releasing live performances from artists including Jimmy Giuffre and John Coltrane.

For one week starting on Friday, April 2 until Thursday, April 8, Hat Hut has authorized us to reduce the price of all 2019 and 2020 ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd releases to $9.95, an $8 savings on each. That's 27 albums at an exceptional price, giving our customers a chance to fill in their collection of these quintessential albums!



 
Ayler, Albert Quartets: Spirits To Ghosts Revisited (remastered) Ayler, Albert Quartets:
Spirits To Ghosts Revisited (remastered)

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

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Three variations of quartet settings from iconoclastic free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, remastering and combining two Debut Records albums, "Spirits" from 1964 with Norman Howard (trumpet), Sunny Murray (drums), and alternating bass between Henry Grimes & Earle Henderson; and 1965's "Ghosts" on Debut Records with Don Cherry (trumpet), Gary Peacock (bass), and Sunny Murray.

Ayler, Albert Trio: 1964 Prophecy Revisted Ayler, Albert Trio:
1964 Prophecy Revisted

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

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With the essential sidemen to express his unique voice and approach to free jazz, saxophonist Albert Ayler, double bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Sunny Murray, recorded these sessions in 1964 for the ESP label as "Prophecy", this excellent reissue & remaster also adding the live "Albert Smiles with Sunny" (inRespect) from the same concert; essential.

Brown, Marion: Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered) Brown, Marion:
Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered)

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

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Merging and remastering two essential albums from free jazz saxophonist Marion Brown: his 1966 ESP album "Marion Brown Quartet" with trumpeter Alan Shorter, bassist Reggie Johnson and percussionist Rahied Ali; and his 1967 Fontana album "Juba-Lee" in a septet with Reggie Johnson, drummer Beaver Harris, pianist Dave Burrell, trombonist Grachan Moncur III & saxophonist Bennie Maupin.

Brown, Marion: Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited Brown, Marion:
Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited

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

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Reissuing two essential albums from saxophonist Marion Brown--Why Not? (ESP, 1968) and Porto Novo (Polydor, 1969)--the first recorded in NY in a quartet with pianist Stanley Cowell, bassist Sirone and drummer Rashied Ali, the second recorded in The Netherlands in a trio with Han Bennink on drums and Maarten Van Regteren Altena on double bass; essential.

Coltrane, John Quartet: Impressions Graz 1962 Coltrane, John Quartet:
Impressions Graz 1962

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

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Taking his quartet on a European tour in the fall of 1962, Coltrane's band with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass, and Elvin Jones on drums performed in Graz, Austria at Stefaniensaal, the concert beautifully recorded by ORF Steiermark and here released as the first of two volumes, showing both Coltrane's lyrical origins and expanding free inclinations.

Coltrane, John Quartet: My Favorite Things Graz 1962 Coltrane, John Quartet:
My Favorite Things Graz 1962

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

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The 2nd volume from tenor & soprano saxophonist John Coltrane 1962 tour of Europe and Scandinavia, heard here in late November at Stefaniensaal, Graz with his quartet of pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones, the band playing classic numbers under the influence of Coltrane's expanding drive to transform his music toward greater freedom.

Fox, Christopher : Music For Piano Fox, Christopher :
Music For Piano

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

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Six compositions for solo piano written by English composerb Christopher Fox between 1991 and 2015, performed by Netherlands pianist John Snijders at Abbey Road Studios in London, each work uniquely approached in both writing and performance, each a concept or style that brings something unique to Fox's music while still retaining his voice and character in composition.

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

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

Gottschick, Sebastian : Notturni Gottschick, Sebastian :
Notturni

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

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Seven works composed in the 21st century by Sebastian Gottschick, who arranges and conducts the Ensemble Fur Neue Musick Zurich, configured as an ensemble with percussion, a sextet, a chamber ensemble with baritone and soprano, and performing himself solo on viola; sophisticated and modern works that employ complex tonality, timbre and playing techniques.

Haubensak, Edu / Tomas Korber: Works For Guitar & Percussion by Buck-Wolfarth Haubensak, Edu / Tomas Korber:
Works For Guitar & Percussion by Buck-Wolfarth

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

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Active since 2010, the German/Swiss duo of classical guitarist Christian Buck and improviser Christian Wolfarth occupies a space between music and sound art, as they perform two works each by Ed Haubensak and Tomas Korber, pieces that make use of time, microharmonies, multiphonics, unusual tuning systems, interference patterns, and other conceptual approaches to music.

Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler: The Song Is You Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler:
The Song Is You

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

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Drawing on material from Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, Michel Legrand, Harry Warren, and Victor Young, the lyrical duo of saxophonist Alex Hendriksen (Swiss Jazz Orchestra) and double bassist Fabian Gisler (Jurg Wickihalder European Quartet) cite the art form of storytelling as central to their music as they reflect thoughtfully on the American Songbook.

Hope, Cat / Erkki Veltheim: Works For Travelled Pianos Hope, Cat / Erkki Veltheim:
Works For Travelled Pianos

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As part of her Colonial Piano Project, Australian pianist Gabriella Smart commissioned and performs "Kaps Freed" by Cat Hope, a contemplation of composer Percy Grainger's Free Music ideals, with Stuart James on electronics; and the alliterative "Two New Proposals for an Overland Telegraph Line ..." by Erkki Veltheim, inspired by the 1st piano to arrive in Alice Springs, AU.

Inoue, Satoko: Presents Jo Kondo's New Works For Piano Inoue, Satoko:
Presents Jo Kondo's New Works For Piano

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

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The second album of piano works from Japanese composer Jo Kondo performed by pianist Satoko Inoue--a noted interpreter of solo works by Feldman, Ferrari, and Cage--here presenting all of Kondo's works for solo piano written from 2001 to 2012, alongside two early works from 1975, exploring a wealth of harmonic, rhythmic, and conceptual ideas from a diversity of projects.

Ives, Charles E.: Another Songbook Ives, Charles E.:
Another Songbook

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

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Conductor Sebastian Gottschick presents an additional selection of songs and chamber music works from composer Charles Edward Ives that reflect this broad range, 20 mostly brief and innovative works composed between 1898 and 1921, blurring the boundaries between genres through unusual motifs, themes, gestures and phrases that appear in new vocal and/or instrumental contexts.

Kaplan, Noah Quartet: Out Of The Hole Kaplan, Noah Quartet:
Out Of The Hole

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West Coast composer and saxophonist Noah Kaplan, associated with Anthony Coleman, David Tronzo, Peter Erskine, Rinde Eckert, Joe Morris, Mat Maneri, Joe Maneri, &c., here in his 3rd album with his Noah Kaplan Quartet, in a set of original compositions and one standard performed with Joe Morris (guitar), Giacomo Merega (electric bass) & Jason Nazary (drums, electronics).

Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis: S/T Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis:
S/T

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The innovative string trio of Daniel Studer on double bass, Harald Kimmig on violin, and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello, develop focused environments of timbre, texture, dynamic and space, seemingly abstract yet incredibly concentrative and virtuosic interaction, here joined by Chicago trombonist and electronics artist George Lewis adding a 4th profound layer to their incredible conversation.

Kleeb, Hildegard / Roland Dahinden / Alexandre Babel: Lines Kleeb, Hildegard / Roland Dahinden / Alexandre Babel:
Lines

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The long-running duo since 1987 of spouses, pianist Hildegard Kleeb and trombonist Roland Dahinden, are joined by Swiss-born/ Berlin-based percussionist & vibraphonist Alexandre Babel for an album of interweaving and contrasting instrumental lines, blurring the boundaries between contemporary music and improvisation through exceptional mastery and dialog.

Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert): Fruits Of Soli Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert):
Fruits Of Solitude

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With a superb septet of improvisers also versed in contemporary music, trumpeter Franz Koglmann presents sophisticated compositions that interject the concept of "solitude" in the three-part title track, alongside Koglmann compositions and Jimmy Giuffre's "Finger Snapper", using striking orchestration of trumpet, sax, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, french horn, cello and double bass.

Lewis, George / Ozana Omelchuk (Studio Dan): Breaking News Lewis, George / Ozana Omelchuk (Studio Dan):
Breaking News

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Two works commissioned by the Austrian Studio Dan ensemble: "As We May Feel" by George Lewis, referencing visionary engineer Vannevar Bush's concepts of data linking & association, in a work reminding how music recombines and associates; and Oxana Omelchuk's double concerto for two trombonists, "Wow and Flutter", taking listeners on a profound journey through recording technologies.

Lossing, Russ Trio: Ways Lossing, Russ Trio:
Ways

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An essential part of the New York jazz scene since the mid-80s, pianist Russ Lossing's compositions employ concept and space in unique and personal ways, as heard in these 8 original works performed with his trio of long-time collaborators, double bassist Masa Kamaguchi and drummer Billy Mintz, for an album of highly evolved and lyrically sophisticated music.

New York Contemporary Five: Consequences Revisited New York Contemporary Five:
Consequences Revisited

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Though short-lived, the New York Contemporary Five brought together NY free players Don Moore on bass, J.C. Moses on drums, Archie Shepp on tenor saxophone, and Don Cherry on trumpet with Danish alto saxophonist John Tchicai, in a remastered edition of their 1966 album "Consequences", expanded with Shepp's revisiting of the material in a sextet with Sunny Murray and Ted Curson.

Polwechsel / Klaus Lang: Unseen Polwechsel / Klaus Lang:
Unseen

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The innovative acoustic free improvising ensemble Polwechsel, bridging contemporary music and free improvisation in ways that sound deceptively electroacoustic and comprised of Michael Moser on cello, Werner Dafeldecker on double bass, and Martin Brandlmayr & Burkhard Beins on cymbals & percussion, are joined by Klaus Lang performing on the church organ of St. Lambrecht's Abbey.

Shipp, Matthew : Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo Shipp, Matthew :
Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo

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Captured live at the 2016 Jazz at the Factory Festival in Sao Paulo, this addition to New York pianist Matthew Shipp's catalog finds the masterful player presenting his own compositions like "Symbol Systems", "Gamma Ray" or "Invisible" light alongside unique takes on "Angel Eyes", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Yesterdays" and "Summertime".

Studer, Daniel (w/ Kimmig / Loriot / Zimmerlin / Zoubek): Extended: For Strings & Piano Studer, Daniel (w/ Kimmig / Loriot / Zimmerlin / Zoubek):
Extended: For Strings & Piano

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A live album at Kunstraum Walcheturm from Swiss double bassist Daniel Studer's quintet of strings and piano, with Harald Kimmig on violin, Frantz Loriot on viola, Alfred Zimmerlin on violoncello, and Philip Zoubek on piano, performing an inventive set of Studer compositions extending string improvisation to extremes through unorthodox structures and techniques.

Sun Ra Arkestra: Heliocentric Worlds 1 and 2 Sun Ra Arkestra:
Heliocentric Worlds 1 and 2

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The two volumes of "Heliocentric Worlds", recorded 7 months apart in 1965, represent perhaps one of greatest chapters in Sun Ra's legacy, bringing together his immense orchestration skills with future-leaning free jazz, allowing his players expanse inside disciplined compositions that reflect on both space and the then-new freedom explored by jazz soloists.

von Orelli, Marco / Tommy Meier / Luca Sisera / Sheldon Suter: Lotus Crash von Orelli, Marco / Tommy Meier / Luca Sisera / Sheldon Suter:
Lotus Crash

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Trumpeter Marco von Orelli's piano-less quartet with Tommy Meier on tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, Luca Sisera on double bass, and Sheldon Suter on drums is caught live at Theater am Gleis, in Winterthur, Switzerland in 2018, and at Boudoir au Revoir, the same year, performing von Orelli's compellingly clever compositions, plus one each from Adam lane and Tommy Meier.

Wegmann, Judith: Le Souffle Du Temps II - Reflexion Wegmann, Judith:
Le Souffle Du Temps II - Reflexion

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Through preparations, computers, contact microphones, gongs, feedback and other tools, Swiss pianist, composer & improviser Judith Wegmann's work transform the sound of the piano into an otherworldly instrument, set against more traditional acoustic pieces of a reflective nature, together creating a conceptual set of ten pieces in a uniquely flexible approach.


In-stock items only. Sold out items will disappear from store. Orders must be placed through our shopping cart. Price shown is discounted price. Sale ends Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. While quantities last. Discounted items will not receive Squidco Reward Points.


Best Sellers in This Category:

Brown, Marion: Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered)

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

Brown, Marion: Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited

Ayler, Albert Quartets: Spirits To Ghosts Revisited (remastered)

New York Contemporary Five: Consequences Revisited

Coltrane, John Quartet: Impressions Graz 1962

Ayler, Albert Trio: 1964 Prophecy Revisted

Coltrane, John Quartet: My Favorite Things Graz 1962

Sun Ra Arkestra: Heliocentric Worlds 1 and 2

Polwechsel / Klaus Lang: Unseen

Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert): Fruits Of Soli

Shipp, Matthew : Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo

Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis: S/T

Lewis, George / Ozana Omelchuk (Studio Dan): Breaking News

von Orelli, Marco / Tommy Meier / Luca Sisera / Sheldon Suter: Lotus Crash

Inoue, Satoko: Presents Jo Kondo's New Works For Piano

Lossing, Russ Trio: Ways

Studer, Daniel (w/ Kimmig / Loriot / Zimmerlin / Zoubek): Extended: For Strings & Piano

Kleeb, Hildegard / Roland Dahinden / Alexandre Babel: Lines

Kaplan, Noah Quartet: Out Of The Hole