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Nakatani, Tatsuya: Yama Yaki Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Yama Yaki

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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Recorded in his home state of New Mexico, Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani presents a 46 minute continuous improvisation of acoustic percussion, a perfect reflection of his solo performance sets, Nakatani alternating between extremely rapid interactions and reflective and atmospheric environments, always creative and quick-witted through staggeringly impressive playing.

Weaver, Mark / Tatsuya Nakatani: Weaver Nakatani Weaver, Mark / Tatsuya Nakatani:
Weaver Nakatani

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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A live recording of a 2018 improvisation between Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and tuba & dijeridu performer and THE ROOST Creative Music Series concert organizer Mark Weaver, through eleven concise dialogs illustrating the unique and diverse approaches of each player, finding middle ground through unusual technique and compatible creative drive.

Colonna, Marco / Agusti Fernandez / Zlatko Kaucic: Agrakal Colonna, Marco / Agusti Fernandez / Zlatko Kaucic:
Agrakal

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Agrakal is the trio of Marco Colonna (clarinet), Augusti Fernandez (piano), and Zlatko Kaucic (percussions), three musicians able to cross cultures and attitudes and develop a new language of abstract collective jazz, Fernandez being the pivot point between the trio, having previously recorded and toured as a duo with both Colonna and Kaucic.

Ballou, Dave / Beephonk: The Windup Ballou, Dave / Beephonk:
The Windup

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Baltimore area quartet of Dave Ballou on trumpet, Anthony Pirog on guitar, Adam Hopkins on double bass, and Mike Kuhl on drums, met in 2011 at Baltimore's Windup Space where Adam Hopkins organized weekly concerts through the Out Of Your Head Collective; finding common ground they took the name BeepHonk, this being their first album, appropriately recorded live.

Bica, Carlos & Azul (feat. Frank Mobus / Jim Black): Azul In Ljubljana Bica, Carlos & Azul (feat. Frank Mobus / Jim Black):
Azul In Ljubljana

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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For their 7th album after 20 years of collaboration, double bassist Carlos Bica's trio Azul with Frank Mobus on guitar and Jim Black on drums presents this exemplary live album recorded at the 2015 Ljubljana Jazz Festival in Lsovenia, clearly illustrating their characteristic clean and lyrically melodic sound through beautiful textural and energetic playing.

Costa, Mario (w/ Marc Ducret / Beniot Delbecq): Oxy Patina Costa, Mario (w/ Marc Ducret / Beniot Delbecq):
Oxy Patina

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Drummer, composers and electronic artist Mario Costa in his first solo album as a leader, presenting 9 original compositions performed at the 26th Festival de Jazz na Praca da Erva in a trio with French improvisers Benoit Delbecq on piano, prepared piano and synth, and Marc Ducret on guitar, a great album and an absolutely stunning concert by three masterful players.

Dyberg, Mia Trio: Ticket! Dyberg, Mia Trio:
Ticket!

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Scandinavian trio led by saxophonist Mia Dyberg with Asger Thomsen on double bass and Dag Magnus Narvesen on drums take a divserse set of approaches to improvisation, pursuing melody, texture and timbre in upbeat and concise compositions, primarily written by Dyberg with 3 from Thomsen, imparting playfulness and experimentation to an open interpretation of creative jazz.

Dystil (Qu / Mayes / Ballyk): Dystil Dystil (Qu / Mayes / Ballyk):
Dystil

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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For their first album together the trio of Bryan Qu on alto saxophone & objects, Quincy Mayes on piano & objects, and Mark Ballyk on percussion, voice & objects, resolved to live together for three months, achieving through intense effort the synthesis of different approaches to improvisation to create this large and encompassing "imaginary film".

Holy Mountain, The: Toad Of Light [VINYL] Holy Mountain, The:
Toad Of Light [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Cinematic aesthetics and themes from the Norwegian Holy Mountain duo, performing on the uncommon pairing of two instruments--accordion played by Andreas Angell, and drums with acoustic and electronic parts and vintage synthesizer played by Aleksander Tidemann--in their 3rd release inspired by the dystopian sci-fi visions of John Carpenter, Philip Glass and Daft Punk.

LFU (Lisbon Freedom Unit) : Praise Of Our Folly LFU (Lisbon Freedom Unit) :
Praise Of Our Folly

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Without a leader, this 9 piece collective ensemble includes members of Red Trio (Rodrigo Pinheiro, Hernaani Faustino and Gabriel Ferrandini), Garden (Jose Bruno Parrinha, Ricardo Jacinto, Luis Lopes), the duo Eitr (Pedro Sousa and Pedro Lopes), 2/3 of the Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio (Amado, Ferrandini) and hafl of the Luis Lopes Humanization 4tet (Lopes and Amado).

Schnell (Borel / Borghini / Lillinger): Live At Sowieso Schnell (Borel / Borghini / Lillinger):
Live At Sowieso

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An album of accelerated bebop from the perspective of the original intention of the form, performed live in Berlin from the trio of Pierre Borel on saxophone, Antonio Borghini on bass, and Christian Lillinger on drums, their goal to investigate speed, stasis and trance and play jazz "on its verge, at high speed, where body memory, intuition and the unconscious are essentials".

Baron, Joey / Robyn Schulkowsky: Now You Hear Me Baron, Joey / Robyn Schulkowsky:
Now You Hear Me

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An astounding album of dual drums and percussions from Downtown NY legend Joey Baron and contemporary composition innovator and collaborator Robyn Schulkowsky, their second album together after a 15 year history that has included a residency at Grand Central Station, tours in South America, Europe, and China, and performances using the sculptures of artist Eduard Habicher.

Gisler, Dave Trio: Rabbits on the Run Gisler, Dave Trio:
Rabbits on the Run

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An eclectic guitar trio album from Dave Gisler and his trio of Raffaele Bossard on bass and Lionel Friedli on drums, an impressive display of skill and style from languorous ECM-dreaming lyricism to hard driving and gritty electric hard bop, a collection characterized by its determination in a variety of settings and approaches to improvisation.

Sharp, Elliott Carbon (feat. Zeena Parkins / Bobby Previte): Transmigration at the Solar Max Sharp, Elliott Carbon (feat. Zeena Parkins / Bobby Previte):
Transmigration at the Solar Max

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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NY bassist and saxophonist Elliott Sharp's Carbon project in a trio album with electric harpist Zeena Parkins and drummer Bobby Previte for what Sharp describes as "part cosmic turbulence and part roiling soundscape... the musicians building their activities on and against shifting electro-acoustic drones and matrices of rhythm, unisons splitting and refracting."

Castello, Angelica / Jerome Noetinger: Disturbio Castello, Angelica / Jerome Noetinger:
Disturbio

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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A study on vibrating surfaces in an album of active environments in the debut album from the duo of Angelica Castello and Jerome Noetinger, both using tapes, samples, loops, radios and electronics, with Noetinger on revox and Castello on Paetzold flute, presenting seven staggering and awe-inspiring works, each wild canvases of sound from atmospheric to tectonic.

Feeney, Tim: Burrow [CASSETTE] Feeney, Tim:
Burrow [CASSETTE]

(Marginal Frequency -- USA )

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Meridian percussionist and frequent collaborator with Vic Rawlings and Annie Lewandowski, Tim Feeney presents a fascinating solo album of "four improvised poundings" using "a drum, a pair of sticks, a metal plate, a pair of dowels, a heavy cymbal, a large room, a small squirrel, a static listening, a punishing listening, a boring listening, a quickening listening".

Beliah, Sebastien: Nocturnes Beliah, Sebastien:
Nocturnes

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

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Sebastien Beliah is a Paris-based double bass player, a member of Umlaut Big Band, The Coquettes, Un poco loco, &c., here in a solo album of bass noir, dark and resonant tones evoked through strong bowing, finding harmonics between the strings and from the instrument itself, creating beautiful passages in a mirage of engulfing deep timbre.

Musaeum Clausum: Musaeum Clausum Musaeum Clausum:
Musaeum Clausum

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

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Musaeum Clausum is a French-German trio that features Louis Laurain on cornet (Die Hochstapler, Umlaut Big band, ONCEIM), Hannes Lingens on drums (Obliq, Konzert Minimal) and Sebastien Beliah on bass.(Un Poco Loco, Ensemble Hodos, Umlaut Big Band), in an album of patiently developing improvisation giving each player freedom and flexibility within a composed framework.

Golia / Kaiser / Moses / Smith / Walter: Astral Plane Crash Golia / Kaiser / Moses / Smith / Walter:
Astral Plane Crash

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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The West Coast Plane Crash trio of Henry Kaiser (guitar), Damon Smith (bass) and Weasel Walter (drums) is extended with Vinny Golia (reeds) and Ra-Kalam Bob Moses (drums) for two absolutely impressive improvisations that show forcefully restrained and coherent playing that follows an intuitive narrative only possible from such skilled and virtuosic musicians.

Mahobin (Fujii / Anker / Tamura / Mori): Live at Big Apple in Kobe Mahobin (Fujii / Anker / Tamura / Mori):
Live at Big Apple in Kobe

(Libra -- Japan )

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Continuing the celebration of pianist Satoko Fujii's 60th birtday by releasing one CD each month, this quartet brings an excellent set of electroacoustic improvisation to the collection in a quartet with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, New York saxophonist Lotte Anker, and New York electronic artist and former DNA drummer Ikue Mori, performing live at Tokyo's Big Apple in 2018.

Niggenkemper, Pascal: Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs] Niggenkemper, Pascal:
Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs]

(Fitschgetau -- Germany )

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Adventurous double bassist Pascal Niggenkemper was artist in residence at Wuppertal in the fall of 2017, presenting concerts with a diverse set of masterful improvisers from Europe and the US, excerpts of which are meticulously programmed in this 2-CD collection, organized by artistic endeavor and intent, from the spacious/introspective to wildly lively encounters; recommended.

Cherry, Don: Home Boy, Sister Out Cherry, Don:
Home Boy, Sister Out

(WeWantSounds -- UK )

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Trumpeter Don Cherry recorded this funk album in France in 1985 with a set of multi-ethnic Paris players including Elli Medeiros and produced by Ramuntcho Matta, the songs crossing funk with jazzy vamps, rock roots and modern approaches, reissued with new liner notes and 5 bonus tracks including the cult 1983 single "Kick" featuring legendary author Brion Gysin.

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.

Endresen, Sidsel / Jan Bang: Hum Endresen, Sidsel / Jan Bang:
Hum

(Confront -- UK )

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Using sampler, dictaphone, and voice, the duo of Sidsel Endresen and Jan Bang improvise and interact to create unorthodox hybrids of fractured electronics and articulated word, as edgy and engaging as it is unusual, captured live at Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, in Oslo, Norway in 2016, a great followup to Bang's "And Poppies From Kandahar" Samadhi album.

Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda: Mizu Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda:
Mizu

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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With commanding instrumental skills and a growing history of collaboration, bassist Joe Fonda and pianist Satoko Fujii are heard again in two live concerts as part of their 2017 European tour, two duos from Belgium and one in Germany, the CD taking its title from the Japanese word for "water" as the two converse in powerfully emotional and technically breathtaking ways.

Obnox (Lamont Thomas): Templo del Sonido [RED VINYL] Obnox (Lamont Thomas):
Templo del Sonido [RED VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Ohio garage and free rock mainstay Lamont Thomas, AKA Obnox, was approached by Astral Spirits to make a free jazz record, the unexpected results sounding more like a rock record in a wild ride of noise, funk, electro, voice, and percussion, a savage album with the protest and pointed sensibilities of the early 60s; pressed on translucent red vinyl.

Bent Spoon Trio: Nine Year Itch Bent Spoon Trio:
Nine Year Itch

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Formed in 2002 as a quartet, then in 2005 as the trio of Chris Dadge (percussion, trumpet, bass), David Laing (bass & trombone), and Scott Munro (sax, melodica, &c), then as the duo of Dadge & Monro in 2008; 2016 found the trio together again in Calgary for the closing of the Emmedia performance space, their entire set of unique collective improv captured for this CD.

Dadge, Chris / Jonathon Wilcke: Three Live Pieces Dadge, Chris / Jonathon Wilcke:
Three Live Pieces

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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With a 15 year history of collaboration, Bug Incision label leader Chris Dadge joins with fellow Calgary free improviser Jonathon Wilcke on saxophone for an album of live performances in their home city, two performances from Parlour and one at Local 510, showing strong rapport in their duo of uniquely unconventional percussion and lyrically quirky sax.

Morris, Joe / Chris Dadge / Jonathon Wilcke: Rural Optimism Morris, Joe / Chris Dadge / Jonathon Wilcke:
Rural Optimism

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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During guitarist Joe Morris' stay as a visiting scholar at University of Calgary, Morris joined the Chris Dadge / Jonathon Wilkes duo, first on stage and then in the studio to record this first-rate album of collective improvisation, merging idiosyncratic percussive activity, abstract and lyrical sax declarations, and profound and pointillistic guitar work.

Morris, Joe / Rob Oxoby: Dancing With Penguins Morris, Joe / Rob Oxoby:
Dancing With Penguins

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Improvising guitarist/bassist, writer, and educator Joe Morris spent four months as visiting scholar at the University of Calgary, during which time he recorded with University of Calgary professor and double bassist Rob Oxoby, this freely improvised album with Morris on electric guitar, a great confluence of strings in 6 concentrated and adept dialogs.

Akmee (Pedersen / Jerve / Albertsend / Wildhagen): Neptun Akmee (Pedersen / Jerve / Albertsend / Wildhagen):
Neptun

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Debut album from this Oslo collective quartet of free improvisers led by drummer Andreas Wildhagen (Nilssen-Love Large Unit) with Erik Kimestad Pedersen on trumpet, Kjetil Jerve on piano, and Erlend Olderskog Albertsen on double bass, a thoroughly modern band that balances more experimental playing with improv in the European tradition; a strong start.

Kwang, Goh Lee / Christian Meaas Svendsen: Gibberish, Balderdash and Drivel Kwang, Goh Lee / Christian Meaas Svendsen:
Gibberish, Balderdash and Drivel

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Three "nonsensical" musical conversations between Malaysian experimental musician and Herbal International label founder Goh Lee Kwang, and Norwegian bass player and Nakama label leader Christian Meeas Svendsen; a first encounter between two different mindsets, nationalities and generations, packaged with a pencil to let you draw your own cover.

Nakama: Worst Generation Nakama:
Worst Generation

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Freely improvised and unusual collective improv from the quintet of Christian Meaas Svendsen (double bass), Andreas Wildhagen (drums), Ayumi Nataka (piano), Adrian Loseth Waade (violin) and Agness Hvizdalek (voice), an abstract yet energetic album with Hvizdalek's voice adding an exotic edge to extended techniques based in free jazz strategies.

Nakama: Worst Generation [VINYL] Nakama:
Worst Generation [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Freely improvised and unusual collective improv from the quintet of Christian Meaas Svendsen (double bass), Andreas Wildhagen (drums), Ayumi Nataka (piano), Adrian Loseth Waade (violin) and Agness Hvizdalek (voice), an abstract yet energetic album with Hvizdalek's voice adding an exotic edge to extended techniques based in free jazz strategies.

Coleman, Steve and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. I (The Embedded Sets) [2 CDs] Coleman, Steve and Five Elements:
Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. I (The Embedded Sets) [2 CDs]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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With his earliest and most current performance history tied to the enduring Manhattan jazz club The Village Vanguard, alto saxophonist Steve Coleman records his Five Elements in a 2017 live show with Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Miles Okazaki on guitar, Anthony Tidd on bass, and Sean Rickman on drums for a fiery, exuberant and masterful concert of modern jazz.

Coleman's, Steve Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis Coleman's, Steve Natal Eclipse:
Morphogenesis

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse brings together 9 musicians in a chamber jazz setting without a drum set--Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jen Shyu (vocals), Matt Mitchell (piano), Mara Grand (tenor sax), Rane Moore (clarinet), Kristin Lee (violin), Greg Chudzik (bass), and Neeraj Mehta (percussion)--performing 9 of Coleman's sophisticated original compositions.

Mitzlaff, Urlich: Ten Sonic Miniatures about the "Scream" by Edvard Munch Mitzlaff, Urlich:
Ten Sonic Miniatures about the "Scream" by Edvard Munch

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Using Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" as his muse, German cellist living in Portugal, Ulrich Mitzlaff, presents 10 acoustic miniatures from just over a minute to 4 1/2 minutes in length, including wildly interactive moments of delirium to darkly melodic bowed passages, using his impressive technique to create vivid depictions of Munch's work.

4! (Patrizia Oliva / Carlo Mascolo / Domenico Saccente / Felice Furioso): Factorial 4! (Patrizia Oliva / Carlo Mascolo / Domenico Saccente / Felice Furioso):
Factorial

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Free electroacoustic improvisation from the Italian quartet of Patrizia Oliva on voice, electronics, bawu, & objects, Carlo Mascolo on prepared trombone, Domenico Saccente on accordion and prepared piano, and Felice Furioso on drums, cupa cupa, contrabbassa, & sounded objects, using voice and unusual instrumentation to guide unusual and forward-thinking improv.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mar / Espvall / Faustino / Mira / &c.: Sul Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mar / Espvall / Faustino / Mira / &c.:
Sul

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recorded at the Galeria Monumental during the Small Format Materials II Festival, Sul is a large string-oriented ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues that includes percussionist Andrew Drury and double bassist Hernani Faustino, alongside Creative Sources core players, orchestrated with viola, violin, cello, double bass, classical guitar, zither, percussion and objects.

Isotope Ensemble: Lanthanum Isotope Ensemble:
Lanthanum

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Creative Sources collective Isotope Ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues performed with a large electroacoustic group continues their investigation of isotopes, focusing on Lanthanum, a soft metal used in flints, through subtly-developing interplay the band, moving as one body, reaching several highly controlled periods of passionate improvisation, contrasting with beautifully serene sections; impressive.

AntiClan: Volcano Hour AntiClan:
Volcano Hour

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With two members from Rotterdam's Albatre band--alto saxophonist Hugo Costa and drummer Philipp Ernsting--plus Mexican guitarist residing in Rotterdamn Josue Amador, this free jazz trio uses a diverse set of approaches that is more reflective and experimental than the jazz/punk of Albatre, yet still balances introspection and experimenation with assertive playing.

Olaf, Rupp / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues: RRR Olaf, Rupp / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues:
RRR

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Electric guitarist Olaf Rupp joins the father son/duo of violist Ernesto Rodrigues and cellist Guilherme cello, in studio recordings from Berlin in 2017, as three disparate strings intertwine in acoustics and electronics for an intensely evolving two part work, a textured tapestry of slow bowing, sustaining tones, unusual progressions, and odd percussive invention.

Skerebotte Fatta: Riders From The Ra Skerebotte Fatta:
Riders From The Ra

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Members of the Polish Infant Joy Quintet and Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra--saxophonist Jan Malkowski and drummer Dominik Mokrzewski--pair off in a dynamic album of solid free jazz, influences feeling like Albert Ayler or Steve Lacy, as the two show great technical and creative skills, sometimes in great motion, sometimes reflective, showing great command and direction.

Cirera, Albert / Abdul Moimeme / Alvaro Rosso: Dissection Room Cirera, Albert / Abdul Moimeme / Alvaro Rosso:
Dissection Room

(Creative Sources -- USA )

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Based in Lisbon but formed of Spanish, Portuguese, and Uruguayan players, Dissection Room performs abstract experimental improvisation using saxophone (Cirera), electric guitar and objects (Moimeme) and double bass (Rosso), presenting an extended live performance at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon in 2017, mysterious and dark sound and music of impressive skill and intent.

Lisbon String Trio & Carlos Zingaro: Theia Lisbon String Trio & Carlos Zingaro:
Theia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Adding a fourth string to the collaborations of Portugal's Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on contrabass, Portuguese violinist Carlos Zingaro adds an additional level of delicately complex interplay to the trio's exceptional free improvisation, as they pay tribute to the Greek goddess of light and extent.

Lisbon String Trio / Sei Miguel: From Faust Lisbon String Trio / Sei Miguel:
From Faust

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Trumpeter Sei Miguel joins the Portuguese Lisbon String Trio, his second collaboration with the free improvising core group of Miguel Mira on cello, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, and Alvaro Rosso on double bass, adding a distinctive voice to their subtle interplay as they present this three part work based on the legendary German character who traded his soul to the devil.

Anissegos, Antonis / Christos Yermenoglou: Intertitles Anissegos, Antonis / Christos Yermenoglou:
Intertitles

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Berlin pianist Antonis Anissegos and Greek drummer Christos Yermenoglou in an album of obscurely titled free improvisations, sophisticated and thoughtful discourse using both traditional and extended techniques, Anissegos inside and out of the piano, as the two converse through understated yet strong melodic threads, a truly lovely and accomplished album.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Nakatani Mixtape Vol 1 - 2018 [CASSETTE] Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Nakatani Mixtape Vol 1 - 2018 [CASSETTE]

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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A series of recordings from percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's many travels in the US and Canada, both live and in the studio, with solo work and duos with Mark Molnar on cello, Mark Weaver on tuba, Gil Selinger on cello, Bonnie Kane on amplified saxophone and flute, and Rhonda Taylor on baritone saxophone.

Vandermark, Ken (w/ Daisy / Kurzmann / Stadhouders /  / Wooley / Yeh): Momentum 2 & 3 [2 CDs] Vandermark, Ken (w/ Daisy / Kurzmann / Stadhouders / / Wooley / Yeh):
Momentum 2 & 3 [2 CDs]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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Two sessions blending free jazz with experimental ea work: Nashville with Tim Daisy (drums), Christof Kurzmann (ppooll), Jasper Stadhouders (electric bass), Vandermark (reeds), Nate Wooley (trumpet) and C. Spencer Yeh (violin); then Chicago with Tim Barnes (drums), Nick Macri (acoustic bass), Lou Mallozzi (turntables), Vandermark (reeds) and Mars Williams (sax).

Yoshihide, Otomo / Paal Nilssen-Love: 19th of May, 2016 Yoshihide, Otomo / Paal Nilssen-Love:
19th of May, 2016

(PNL -- Norway )

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An intensively diverse and thrilling game of "cat and dog" between Norwegian percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love and Japanese guitarist Otomo Yoshihide, performing live at Dom Cultural Center, Moscow, Russia in 2016 for two extended improvisations that exemplify incredible technical skills, reflective and introspective dialog, and cathartic release; absolutely impressive.

Rutherford, Paul / Ken Vandermark / Torsten Muller / Dylan van der Schyff: Are We In Diego? Rutherford, Paul / Ken Vandermark / Torsten Muller / Dylan van der Schyff:
Are We In Diego?

(WhirrbooM! -- Canada )

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A 2004 live recording in Vancouver featuring the late trombonist, Paul Rutherford, in an outstanding performance with the quartet of Ken Vandermark (reeds), Torsten Muller (contrabass), & Dylan van der Schyff (drums, percussion) recorded as they were concluding a West Coast tour, showing fire and sensitivity as they deliver 2 extended improvisations and 4 well-focused miniatures.

Bucher / Countryman (w/ Simon Tan / Isla Antinero): Extremely Live in Manila Bucher / Countryman (w/ Simon Tan / Isla Antinero):
Extremely Live in Manila

(ChapChap Records -- Japan )

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A live concert in Quezon City from the Manila based duo of Rich Countryman on alto saxophone and Swiss drummer Christian Bucher, who are joined on one track by acoustic bassist Simon Tan and trombonist Isla Antinero.

Ikeda / Prevost: The Whole Moon Rests in a Dewdrop on the Grass Ikeda / Prevost:
The Whole Moon Rests in a Dewdrop on the Grass

(Matchless -- UK )

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Performing live at Cafe OTO in London, 2018, Japanese sound artist and composer Ken Ikeda comes together with percussionist and Matchless label-leader Eddie Prevost for a concert of resonant, rich improvisation, Ikeda's electronics complementing Prevost's bowed cymbals as the duo builds to a diverse offering of powerful yet controlled sonic uproar; stunning.

Moore / Edwards / Prevost: Darkened, yet shone Moore / Edwards / Prevost:
Darkened, yet shone

(Matchless -- UK )

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Combining free improvisation, free jazz, rock, and electronic/EA-improv, the trio of Eddie Prevost (drums), NO Moore (guitarist), and bassist John Edwards are caught live at IKLECTIK in London, 2017, for a concert that changes pace from vigorous riffs to unconventional introspection, with masterful playing and profound technique, an exceptional performance.

Musicworks: #131 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#131 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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The second issue in the 40th anniversary year of Canada's foremost magazine exploring new music in composed, improvised, experimental and other unusual musics, articles including Peggy Lee, Circuit Bending, composer Maria de Alvear, an article on the Bug Incision label, plus a 14-track CD with tracks to accompany the articles, plus album reviews, live reviews, &c. &c.

Louis Minus XVI: De Anima [VINYL] Louis Minus XVI:
De Anima [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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With a decade of experience, the Flandres, Netherlands free jazz quartet of Adrien Douliez on alto saxophone, Jean Baptiste Rubin on tenor saxophone, Maxime Petit on bass, and Frederic L'Homme on drums blend ethnic and world music with assertive playing, from groove oriented to more aggressive forms, a unique voice in free playing.

Mitchell, Nicole : Maroon Cloud Mitchell, Nicole :
Maroon Cloud

(FPE Records -- USA )

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An eight-part suite from Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell, extending her series of dystopian futures and the need for resistance and change, presented in a drummer-less quartet with Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid, pianist Aruan Ortiz and vocalist Fay Victor, recorded live at National Sawdust in Brooklyn as part of John Zorn's 2017 Stone Commissioning Series.

Earth Tongues (Costa / Peck / Moffett): Rune Earth Tongues (Costa / Peck / Moffett):
Rune

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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Paying attention to tone, tension, space and silence, the trio of Carlo Costa on percussion, Joe Moffett on trumpet, and Dan Peck on tuba use extended and unusual techniques in a meditative and highly concentrative album of free improvisation, the first album from this trio whose attentive approach to improvisation rewards in unique sonic environments.

Loriot, Frantz : Reflections on an Introspective Path Loriot, Frantz :
Reflections on an Introspective Path

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot's first solo album takes the viola into unusual territory, using an acousmatic approach to create music and sounds with no visual reference by transforming the sound of the viola through preparations and remarkable extended techniques, layering and assembling his works to create concrete statements of movement.

Costa's Acustica, Carlo: Strata Costa's Acustica, Carlo:
Strata

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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New York composer and drummer Carlo Costa assembled this accomplished ensemble of NY improvisers for a live performance at IBeam in Brooklyn, capturing his piece "Strata" that evolves layers of sound from very sparse to densely yet accesibly stacked sound, varying recurring material to change perspectives in the aural space as the piece progresses; impressive.

van Hemmen, Flin (w/ Neufeld / Obsvik): Drums of Days van Hemmen, Flin (w/ Neufeld / Obsvik):
Drums of Days

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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Debut album as a leader from drummer and pianist Flin van Hemmen, an evocative album of original compositions and improvisations recorded in a trio with Eyvind Opsvik on double bass and Todd Neufeld on acoustic guitar, with Tony Malaby on alto and soprano sax on one track; a beautifully cinematic and poetic album that allows for space and reflection.

Earth Tongues (Moffett / Peck / Costa): Ohio [2 CDs] Earth Tongues (Moffett / Peck / Costa):
Ohio [2 CDs]

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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The second album from this NY trio, titled for the state it was recorded in, as the trio of Joe Moffett (trumpet) and Dan Peck (tuba), both playing cassette players, and percussionist Carlo Costa, slowly develop this long-form 2-part work from minimal interactions of objects, extended techniques, and abstract recordings, building to a tightly controlled ferocity.

Natura Morta (Loriot / Ali / Costa): Environ Natura Morta (Loriot / Ali / Costa):
Environ

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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The trio of Frantz Loriot (violin), Sean Ali (contrabassist) and Carlo Costa (percussion), a grouping named for still life paintings that concentrate on composition and color, presenting three extended compositions of rich acoustic sound, extending their instruments through masterful technique to create exquisitely detailed and compellingly self-controlled conversation.

While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen): While We Still Have Bodies While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen):
While We Still Have Bodies

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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Using lo-fi electronics and found objects alongside their acoustic instruments, the NY quartet of Ben Gerstein (trombone), Sean Ali (double bass), Michael Foster (saxophones) and Flin van Hemmen (percussion) freely improvise with textural, rhythmic and timbral interactions, captured live at New Museum accompanying an exhibition by video artist Cheng Ran.

Volden, Havard / Carlo Costa: In the Wake Volden, Havard / Carlo Costa:
In the Wake

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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Italian-born New York-based percussionist Carlo Costa meets Norwegian guitarist Havard Volden (Moon Relay, Muddersten) for an album of water-themed free improvisations, beautifully developing with thoughtful playing using rich chord patterns and unusual sonic inventiveness in percussive objects to create a set of rich and languorous surges and pools of sound.

Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels: When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs] Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels:
When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Guitarist Vitor Rua (GNR, Telectu) recorded the 15 pieces of this 2-CD set first as a series of overdubbed solo improvisations, using his virtuosic skills to create intriguing and compelling works, which he orchestrated and recorded with the quintet of Hernani Faustino on bass, Luis San Payo on drums, Manuel Guimaraes on organ, Nuno Reis on trumpet, and Paulo Galao on clarinets.

Lee, Peggy : Echo Painting Lee, Peggy :
Echo Painting

(Songlines -- Canada )

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Commissioned by Coastal Jazz and Blues and premiered at the 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, cellist Peggy Lee's suite for ten players includes some of the most interesting improvisers on the Vancouver scene, the music multi-layered, texturally varied and melodically rich, with beautiful melodic passages, driving rhythm, and incendiary improv; outstanding!

Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead): Volume 2 Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead):
Volume 2

(Incus -- UK )

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Guitarist Derek Bailey organized "Company Week" sessions to help musicians break out of their familiar patterns by having them play in varying combinations over several nights, here with Pat Thomas (electronics & keyboards), Paul Lovens (percussion), Paul Rogers (bass), Buckethead (guitar), Yves Robert (trombone), Vanessa Mackness (voice), John Zorn (saxophone), & Alexander Balanescu (violin).

Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead): Volume 3 Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead):
Volume 3

(Incus -- UK )

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Guitarist Derek Bailey organized "Company Week" sessions to help musicians break out of their familiar patterns by having them play in varying combinations over several nights, here with Pat Thomas (electronics & keyboards), Paul Lovens (percussion), Paul Rogers (bass), Buckethead (guitar), Yves Robert (trombone), Vanessa Mackness (voice), John Zorn (saxophone), & Alexander Balanescu (violin).

Olsen, Lance Austin : Dark Heart Olsen, Lance Austin :
Dark Heart

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Four fascinating and detailed compositions from Canadian composer and painter Lance Austin Olsen, each work giving the performers space to collaborate on the results, using graphic scores and Cage-like elements from recordings; performers include Terje Paulsen, Gil Sanson, Ryoko Akama, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Katelyn Clark, Patrick Farmer and Apartment House.

Rose, Simon: Schmetterling Rose, Simon:
Schmetterling

(Not Two -- Great Britain )

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London Improvisers Orchestra saxophonist Simon Rose in a solo album of improvisations recorded in the hall of a Berlin psychiatric hospital noted for its extraordinary acoustic properties.

Rempis, Dave / Jasper Stadhouders / Frank Rosaly: ICOCI Rempis, Dave / Jasper Stadhouders / Frank Rosaly:
ICOCI

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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With long-time Chicago partners saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Frank Rosaly, plus Dutch guitarist and electric bassist Jasper Stadhouders (Cactus Truck, Made to Break), this new trio plays assertive and energetic free jazz that shreds melodic riffs and raw power, decelerating for contemplative moments, as heard in two large improvisations named by digital sequences.

Zankel, Bobby & The Wonderful Sound 6: Celebrating William Parker at 65 Zankel, Bobby & The Wonderful Sound 6:
Celebrating William Parker at 65

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Celebrating bassist and composer William Parker's 65th birthday at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia in a band led by Bobby Zankel on alto saxophone, Muhammad Ali on drums, Dave Burrell on piano, Steve Swell on trombone, Diane Monroe on violin, and William Parker himself on bass, in a 4-part suite of beautifully turbulent and masterful free jazz.

Vandermark / Kugel / Tokar: No-Exit Corner Vandermark / Kugel / Tokar:
No-Exit Corner

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The second CD by the trio featuring tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Vandermark, drummer Klaus Kugel, and bassist Mark Tokar, the band back at Krakow's Alchemia Club, bringing these three Chicago and European players together for a skronky, energetic romp of commanding playing alongside unorthodox approaches and powerfully creative intent.

Sorgen, Harvey / Joe Fonda / Marilyn Crispell: Dreamstruck Sorgen, Harvey / Joe Fonda / Marilyn Crispell:
Dreamstruck

(Not Two -- Poland )

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With six collective compositions plus two by Joe Fonda, one from Paul Motian, and the title track by Bob Windbiel, the free improvising trio of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Joe Fonda on bass, and Harvey Sorgen on drums find lyrical beauty and masterfully controlled power in this superb album of creative free jazz, a remarkable example of the modern piano trio.



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