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Dunietz / Edwards / Noble: Cousin It
Dunietz / Edwards / Noble:
Cousin It

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Israeli pianist Maya Dunietz comes together with British free improvisers John Edwards (bass) and Steve Noble (drums) for a trio record of creative and informed playing, a marvel of power and inventiveness.

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

(Impressus Records -- USA )



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

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )



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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Tsahar, Assif: ayn le-any
Tsahar, Assif:
ayn le-any

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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A freestyling solo album from NY/Israeli saxophonist Assif Tsahar, performing on tenor sax and bass clarinet in an exciting three-part improvisation of avant forms of technical dexterity and extended range through emphatic and sustained expression of long lines and cycling figures that shift and transform; a great example of Tsahar's skill and imagination.

Cooper-Moore / Assif Tsahar: America
Cooper-Moore / Assif Tsahar:
America

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Half protest statement and half call for renewal, America offers a wonderful combination of the familiar and the unexpected in improvised and heartland music.

Tsahar / Maneri / Black: Jam
Tsahar / Maneri / Black:
Jam

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Three creative young musicians in New York Tsahar, Mat Maneri and Black in a trio of warmly orchestrated free improv with witty restraint in extended conversation.

Tsahar, Assif / Tatsuya Nakatani: Come Sunday
Tsahar, Assif / Tatsuya Nakatani:
Come Sunday

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Performing at Astor Place in the East Village, NYC every Sunday for 3 years prior to this recording created the unique sound and tight interactions of these remarkable recordings.

Fernandez, Agusti / Peter Kowald : Sea Of Lead
Fernandez, Agusti / Peter Kowald :
Sea Of Lead

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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The duo of late bassist Peter Kowald and inside-and-out pianist Agusti Fernandez in a set of extraordinary energetical, rhythmic and irrepressible improvisations.

Tsahar, Sahar Project / Tatsuya Nakatani / The Kjla String Fourtet: Solitude
Tsahar, Sahar Project / Tatsuya Nakatani / The Kjla String Fourtet:
Solitude

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Alto saxophonist/composer Tsahar further investigates what 3rd stream music left behind, a gorgeous exploration of sound and movement with percussionist Nakatani and the KJLA String 4tet.

Dalachinsky, Steve / Matthew Shipp  : Phenomena of Interference
Dalachinsky, Steve / Matthew Shipp :
Phenomena of Interference

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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The duo of Downtown NY-ers poet Steve Dalachinsky and pianist Matthew Shipp improvising over 22 of Dalachinsky's sharply worded poems of "everyday" observation.

Cooper-Moore / Tsahar, Assif / Taylor, Chad : Digital Primitives
Cooper-Moore / Tsahar, Assif / Taylor, Chad :
Digital Primitives

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Prolific and working incredibly fertile creative ground, New Yorkers Cooper-Moore, Tsahar and Taylor release their first as a trio on Tsahar's Hopscotch label.

Digital Primitives (Cooper-Moore / Tsahar / Taylor) : Hum Crackle Pop
Digital Primitives (Cooper-Moore / Tsahar / Taylor) :
Hum Crackle Pop

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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The 2nd Digital Primitives release (Cooper-Moore, Asif Tsahar, Chad Taylor) digs in deep to fuse a new sound from blues, folk, jazz & funk, with accents from the music's African antecedents.

Ragin, Hugh: Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpet
Ragin, Hugh:
Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpet

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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David Murray, Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell associate Ragin in a solo trumpet album of intense strategies that also pays tribute to Braxton, Miles and Leo Smith.

Tsahar, Assif & The New York Underground Orchestra: The Labyrinth
Tsahar, Assif & The New York Underground Orchestra:
The Labyrinth

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Tsahar's New York Underground Orchestra with an all-star set of New York players including Okkyung Lee, Oscar Noriega, Matt Lavelle, Tatsuya Nakatani, &c. &c performing Tsahar's 10 part "labyrinth".

Tsahar, Assif and the Zoanthropic Orchestra: Embracing the Void
Tsahar, Assif and the Zoanthropic Orchestra:
Embracing the Void

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Tsahar's 60-minute suite with his NY heavyweights Zoanthropic Orchestra is a sort of self-portrait in sound, drawing on auditory memories from his childhood on.

Tsahar, Assif / Rashied Ali / Peter Kowald: Deals, Ideas and Ideals
Tsahar, Assif / Rashied Ali / Peter Kowald:
Deals, Ideas and Ideals

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Part of bassist Kowald's 2000 US tour of solo and performances with local musicians, here with alto player Tsahar and drum legend Rashied Ali in a brilliant encounter.

Cooper-Moore: Solo - Deep in the neighborhood of history and influence
Cooper-Moore:
Solo - Deep in the neighborhood of history and influence

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Cooper-Moore's astonishing solo piano album live in Guelph shows his immense knowledge of jazz idioms crossed with mind-altering, outer-edge playing, Moore's "improvisation as lifeblood".

Ibarra, Susie Trio: Radiance
Ibarra, Susie Trio:
Radiance

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Drummer Ibarra's trio with Cooper-Moore and violinist Charles Burnham blur boundaries in a band of great versatility, taste and collective musicianship.

Kretzmer, Yoni Trio: Nevertheless
Kretzmer, Yoni Trio:
Nevertheless

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Israeli saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer now living in NY in a trio with NY drummer Mike Pride and Chicago/NY bassist Jason Ajemian, technical, lyrical, conceptual, and emotional jazz.

Digital Primitives: Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs]
Digital Primitives:
Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs]

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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The trio of saxophonist Assif Tsahar, drummer Chad Taylor and multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore in the 3rd Digital Primitives release, rhythmic and soulful improvisation with an inventive New York attitude.

Tsahar, Assif / William Parker / Hamid Drake: In Between The Tumbling A Stillness [VINYL]
Tsahar, Assif / William Parker / Hamid Drake:
In Between The Tumbling A Stillness [VINYL]

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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A fierce free jazz concert recorded live at Levontin 7, in Tel Aviv by three players with a long history of collaboration and dynamic trio settings, from Israeli saxophonist formerly based in NYC Assif Tsahar, bassist William Parker and Chicago drummer Hamid Drake, in two extended, energetic and inventive improvisations and a concise closing "Stillness".

Kabako, Solo Dja: Solo
Kabako, Solo Dja:
Solo

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Blind guitarist and singer Solo Dja Kabako is an important figure in Burkina Faso in West Africa, whose talent took him from begging on the streets as a kid to being a treasured artist in his country, here in an album recorded in his home in Ougadougou by saxophonist Assif Tsahar after a festival where they met; a record of warm, sincere music and song.

Cooper-Moore / Stephen Gauci: Conversations Vol. 1 [VINYL]
Cooper-Moore / Stephen Gauci:
Conversations Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )



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The first of two volumes from legendary Downtown NY pianist Cooper-Moore and saxophonist Stephen Gauci, recorded after a seven-month residency at Happylucky No. 1 Gallery in Brooklyn, allowing the two players to develop a natural dialog of unique and idiosyncratic approaches to their instruments, resulting in these 6 commanding recordings freely improvised in the studio.

Tsahar, Assif Brass Reeds Ensemble: The Hollow World
Tsahar, Assif Brass Reeds Ensemble:
The Hollow World

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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Tsahar's 9-piece Brass Reeds Ensemble Herb Robertson, Chris Jonas, Rob Brown, Susie Ibarra, &c. is an ambitious and incredible undertaking of group improvisation.



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Ibarra, Susie Trio: Radiance

Digital Primitives: Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs]

Tsahar, Assif / Rashied Ali / Peter Kowald: Deals, Ideas and Ideals

Cooper-Moore: Solo - Deep in the neighborhood of history and influence

Cooper-Moore / Assif Tsahar: America

Dunietz / Edwards / Noble: Cousin It

Cooper-Moore / Tsahar, Assif / Taylor, Chad : Digital Primitives

Tsahar, Assif Brass Reeds Ensemble: The Hollow World

Digital Primitives (Cooper-Moore / Tsahar / Taylor) : Hum Crackle Pop

Tsahar, Assif / William Parker / Hamid Drake: In Between The Tumbling A Stillness [VINYL]

Fernandez, Agusti / Peter Kowald : Sea Of Lead

Tsahar, Assif: ayn le-any

Tsahar, Assif & The New York Underground Orchestra: The Labyrinth

Tsahar / Maneri / Black: Jam

Tsahar, Assif and the Zoanthropic Orchestra: Embracing the Void

Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline

Ragin, Hugh: Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpet

Tsahar, Sahar Project / Tatsuya Nakatani / The Kjla String Fourtet: Solitude

Tsahar, Assif / Tatsuya Nakatani: Come Sunday

Kretzmer, Yoni Trio: Nevertheless

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