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Nagano, Sana (w/ Apflebaum / Matsuno / Filiano / Herternstein): Smashing Humans [VINYL] Nagano, Sana (w/ Apflebaum / Matsuno / Filiano / Herternstein):
Smashing Humans [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $22.00    

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The debut of a new electric jazz quintet from NY violinist Sana Nagano, with Peter Appfelbaum on tenor saxophone & megaphone, Keisuke Matsuno on electric guitar, Ken Filiano on acoustic bass & effects, and Joe Hertenstein on drums, an inventive and energetic album of joyful urgency and tremendous group dynamic, fueled by Nagano's exuberant and lyrical compositions.

Nakamura, Toshimaru / Jun Numata: The First Album Nakamura, Toshimaru / Jun Numata:
The First Album

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

Price: $16.95    

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A duo improvisation recorded at Shichoshitsu Jinbo-cho, in Tokyo, Japan between no-input mixing electracoustic improviser Toshimaru Nakamura and Doubtmusic label leader and member of mn and MNK, Jun Numata on guitar, oscilator, radio, in a varied and turbulent affair of extreme electronics, sound and noise that takes the listener on a wild ride.

Uesaka, Yuma / Cat Toren / Colin Hinton: Ocelot Uesaka, Yuma / Cat Toren / Colin Hinton:
Ocelot

(577 -- Italy )

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The Brooklyn trio of Yuma Uesaka on tenor saxophone & clarinets, Cat Toren on piano & synthesizer, and Colin Hinton on drums, percussion, gongs, glockenspiel, & vibraphone, in a sophisticated album of modern creative improvisation with a lyrical attitude and a confidently introspective approach, all three players contributing original compositions to this debut album.

Zorn, John (Gosling / Hashimoto / Roeder / Smith): Heaven and Earth Magick Zorn, John (Gosling / Hashimoto / Roeder / Smith):
Heaven and Earth Magick

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn's compositions on this album bridge the worlds of contemporary compositional and fully improvised jazz, Zorn conducting a quartet with Stephen Gosling's piano and Sae Hashimoto's vibraphone parts fully notated, while drummer Ches Smith and bassist Jorge Roeder provide an improvisational rhythm section, bringing to life these dynamic and lyrical works.

Haden, Petra (w/ John Zorn / Jesse Harris feat. the Julian Lage Trio): Songs For Petra [VINYL] Haden, Petra (w/ John Zorn / Jesse Harris feat. the Julian Lage Trio):
Songs For Petra [VINYL]

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $32.95    

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The songwriting team of John Zorn and Jesse Harris, who worked together on Zorn's The Song Project, wrote these beautiful melodies & lyrics that merge elements of rock and jazz for singer Petra Haden, performed in a quintet with Jesse Harris on acoustic guitar, keys & background vocals, Kenny Wollesen on drums, percussion, Julian Lage on guitar, and Jorge Roeder on bass.

Zorn, John  Gnosis Quartet: Gnosis: The Inner Light Zorn, John Gnosis Quartet:
Gnosis: The Inner Light

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn's Gnostic Quartet of Bill Frisell on guitar, Carol Emanuel on harp, John Medeski on organ, piano & Fender Rhodes, and Kenny Wollesen on vibraphone perform Zorn's melodic compositions dedicated to one of Zorn's earliest mentors, Ennio Morricone, through nine compositions of "beautiful harmonies, a driving rhythmic pulse and stunning lyricism."

Coltrane, John Quartet: Newport, New York, Alabama, 1963, Revisited Coltrane, John Quartet:
Newport, New York, Alabama, 1963, Revisited

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

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Two quartets performing two live concerts from 1963 led by John Coltrane on tenor & soprano saxophones, the first at the Newport Jazz Festival with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass and Roy Haynes on drums, the second at Birdland with Elvin Jones on the drums, plus 2 studio recordings with that quartet at Van Gelder Studio in the same year.

Schmid, Silvan: Augmented Space Schmid, Silvan:
Augmented Space

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

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Swiss trumpeter Silvan Schmid (Silvan Schmid Quintett, London Improvisers Orchestra, Floor Poodle, &c) in a solo album of remarkable technique, pacing and intention, using traditional brass elements like rips, smears, half-valved notes and portamento, along with murmurs, pops & percussive evocations of indescribable origination, at times augmented via amplification.

Feldman, Mark: Sounding Point Feldman, Mark:
Sounding Point

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Including six of his own compositions, a work by Sylvie Courvoiser and Ornette Coleman's "Peace Warrior", New York violin virtuoso Mark Feldman's new solo album, recorded in the studio in Brooklyn, is a touchpoint to his skills and creative imagination today, 26 years after his first solo album, displaying a profound ability to engage and inspire his listeners.

Frith, Fred / Ikue Mori: A Mountain Doesn't Know it's Tall Frith, Fred / Ikue Mori:
A Mountain Doesn't Know it's Tall

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Having worked together for 40 years starting in the 80's in the Downtown NY scene, guitarist Fred Frith and electronic artist Ikue Mori recorded this album in Germany, using studio time left after recording the music for a radio play by Werner Penzel, using that work as an influence for these exceptional improvisations on home made instruments, toys and electronics.

Gibbs, E. Jason: Wolves of Heaven Gibbs, E. Jason:
Wolves of Heaven

(Orbit577 -- Italy )

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Working in a Derek Bailey vein of solo guitar improvisation, Portland, Maine improviser E. Jason Gibbs presents 14 performances on the acoustic guitar, cohesive pieces of confident development that reference not only the London improviser, but also shades of Americana and a unique voice and set of strategies uniquely his own.

Hawkins, Alexander feat/ Evan Parker + Riot Ensemble: Togetherness Music Hawkins, Alexander feat/ Evan Parker + Riot Ensemble:
Togetherness Music

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Alexander Hawkins' six movement composition is realized by the UK Riot Ensemble, known primarily for their work with notated contemporary music, adding Evan Parker's incredible soprano sax soloing, and filtered through Matthew Wright's live electronic processing, resulting in this amazing hybrid masterwork that bridges modern 21st Century forms.

Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker Flaten / Daisy / Rosaly): Sud Des Alpes Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker Flaten / Daisy / Rosaly):
Sud Des Alpes

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The 10th album from The Rempis Percussion Quartet, the dual-drumming free improvising collective quartet of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophones, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Tim Daisy & Frank Rosaly on drums, celebrating their 15th anniversary as a working band through this exhilarating concert captured during their 2019 European Tour at AMR in Geneva, Switzerland.

Sun Ra and His Arkestra: I Struck a Match on the Moon / Dreamsville [7-inch VINYL] Sun Ra and His Arkestra:
I Struck a Match on the Moon / Dreamsville [7-inch VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Recorded during the The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra sessions in 1961 after moving the Arkestra to the Philadelphia/NY area from his original Chicago base, these two ballads are sung by Ricky Murray, "I Struck a Match..." written by Sun Ra and very much an Arkestra tune, while "Dreamsville" is a Livingston-Mancini-Evans tune that receives Ra's big band treatment.

Takase, Aki  / Christian Weber / Michael Griener: Auge Takase, Aki / Christian Weber / Michael Griener:
Auge

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Bringing an innate lyricism to free improvisation in the piano trio format, albeit a thoroughly modern take on that format where all performers are equal and active participants, from Aki Takase on piano, Christian Weber on bass, and Michael Griener on drums, performing five Takase originals, one from Griener & Takase, and 8 collective works.

Parker, Evan ElectroAcoustic Ensemble (w/ Sainkho Namtchylak): Fixing the Fluctuating Idea Parker, Evan ElectroAcoustic Ensemble (w/ Sainkho Namtchylak):
Fixing the Fluctuating Idea

(Victo -- Canada )

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Evan Parker's Electroacoustic Ensemble, merging reeds, strings and percussion with live signal processing to create something indescribably transformative is further amplified with the addition of free improvising vocalist and Tuvan throat singer Sainkho Namtchylak, adding an unearthly layer of interaction and transmogrification to this incredible 1996 FIMAV performance.

McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (feat. Elliott Sharp, Bill Laswell and Vernon Reid): Silenced II McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (feat. Elliott Sharp, Bill Laswell and Vernon Reid):
Silenced II - Views from the Auction Block

(577 -- USA )

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Drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II trades off duos with a set of masterful musicians in the second volume of his "Silenced" project, here with guitarist Elliott Sharp for a complex and inspired dialog; with bassist Bill Laswell for a rich and moody soundscape; and with guitarist Vernon Reid in a piece for McKenzie's daughter; plus one solo drum piece.

Tucker, Dave / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders: Educated Guess Vol. 1 Tucker, Dave / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders:
Educated Guess Vol. 1

(577 -- Italy )

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The "guess" was guitarist and electronics artist Dave Tucker's educated guess that these four musicians--himself, pianist/keyboardist Pat Thomas, guitarist Thurston Moore and drummer/percussionist Mark Sanders--would create someting extraordinary if he brought them together for a concert at London's Cafe OTO, this boundary-pushing album the indisputably successful result.

Tucker, Dave / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders: Educated Guess Vol. 1 [VINYL] Tucker, Dave / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders:
Educated Guess Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $22.00    

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The "guess" was guitarist and electronics artist Dave Tucker's educated guess that these four musicians--himself, pianist/keyboardist Pat Thomas, guitarist Thurston Moore and drummer/percussionist Mark Sanders--would create someting extraordinary if he brought them together for a concert at London's Cafe OTO, this boundary-pushing album the indisputably successful result.

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

(Amgen Records -- UK )

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

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

(Amgen Records -- UK )

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

Alexander, Sarah Ruth / Damon Smith: God Made My Soul an Ornament Alexander, Sarah Ruth / Damon Smith:
God Made My Soul an Ornament

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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An unusual duo of double bass, voice, hammered dulcimer, recorder, slide whistle, and various objects, recorded in 2019 between bassist Damon Smith and Sarah Ruth Alexander, freely improvising through nine pieces that show the breadth of creative imagination and powerful technical skills of each; curiously compelling, unpredictable and marvelously diverse.

Smith, Damon / Peter Kowald / Joelle Leandre / Bertram Turetzky   : Bass Duos 2000-2007 [3 CDs + 3 P Smith, Damon / Peter Kowald / Joelle Leandre / Bertram Turetzky :
Bass Duos 2000-2007 [3 CDs + 3 Postcards]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Three CDs, each dedicated to a mix of concert and studio recordings of double bass duos, the first between Damon Smith and Peter Kowald in 2000 at Gallery 2310, in Oakland, CA; the 2nd between Smith and Joëlle Léandre in 2002, which was recorded by Henry Kaiser; and between Smith and Bertram Turetzky at 1510 8th St. Performance Space, in Oakland, CA in 2007.

Magill / Hatcher / Kirchen / Kirshner: Whole Abandoned Star Magill / Hatcher / Kirchen / Kirshner:
Whole Abandoned Star

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )

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Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander): Walk My Way, Volume Four Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander):
Walk My Way, Volume Four

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The fourth of a five volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from Janet Feder, Martin Vishnick, Ikbal Lubys, Edward J. Gibbs, Joshua Weitzel, Guram Machavari, Eric Wong, Garth Erasmus, and Bill Horist.

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

(Matchless -- UK )

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

Butcher, John / Rhodri Davies: Carliol Butcher, John / Rhodri Davies:
Carliol

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Dark and beautiful improvisation from saxophonist and electronics artist John Butcher and harpist Rhodri Davies, an incredible display of timbre, technique, and pacing.

Cooper, Mike / Duck Baker : Cumino In Mia Cucina Cooper, Mike / Duck Baker :
Cumino In Mia Cucina

(Confront -- UK )

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Having been acquainted with each other for decades but never finding the opportunity to record, improvising American guitarist Duck Baker and British guitarist Mike Cooper finally found their chance in 2010 while both were in Rome, taking two acoustic nylon Spanish guitars into the studio to record these three extended, intertwining improvisations.

Lumpeks: Lumpeks Lumpeks:
Lumpeks

(Bolt / Umlaut -- )

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"Lumpeks is a French-Polish quartet created on the initiative of bassist Sebastien Beliah, gathering around him two musicians from the best orchestras of French jazz (Louis Laurain and Pierre Borel) and the very talented Polish singer a...

McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (feat. Nels Cline / Melvin Gibbs  / Vernon Reid): Silenced McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (feat. Nels Cline / Melvin Gibbs / Vernon Reid):
Silenced

(577 -- USA )

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A six track album from drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II written about the abuse of force from those charged to protect us, in a series of duos with amazing performances from guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Arnold Lee, bassist Melvin Gibbs, bassist Dave Hofstra, guitarist Vernon Reid, and drummer/keyboardist CX KIDTRONIX; disturbing and important work.

Rachel Musson / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders: Shifa - Live at Cafe Oto Rachel Musson / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders:
Shifa - Live at Cafe Oto

(577 -- USA )

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"Shifa", or "Healing", is the London-based trio of saxophonist Rachel Musson, pianist Pat Thomas, and drummer Mark Sanders, here in a live concert at Cafe Oto in 2018 of two collective improvisations of arching sax lines, rolling and potent drumming, powerful block chords and intricate lines, from dark to joyful moments, an intoxicating tonic for the ears.

Tamura, Natsuki / Satoko Fujii: Keshin Tamura, Natsuki / Satoko Fujii:
Keshin

(Libra -- Japan )

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An album of duets between trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and pianist Satoko Fujii, the husband & wife core of Libra Records, recorded as a DIY effort during the 2020 pandemic in their own home recording space and mixed by themselves, a diverse album of intimate and impressive improvisations that find the two in uniquely deep and expressively concentrative conversations.

Ahmed (Thomas / Grip / Gerbal / Wright): Nights on Saturn (communication) [VINYL] Ahmed (Thomas / Grip / Gerbal / Wright):
Nights on Saturn (communication) [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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"The journey of self-discovery, communing with the eternal sound. A musician steeped in multiple worlds; oceans apart yet closely connected in ancestral memory. Musicians such as Ahmed Abdul-Malik were able to experience the global comm...

Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen: See Creatures Too [2 CASSETTES] Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen:
See Creatures Too [2 CASSETTES]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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"Brand new sprawling double cassette document from Lisa Cameron and Sandy Ewen! "Sea Creatures Too" features one tape of newly recording studio tracks and a second tape of live tracks recorded on their Texas tour of 2019 (to celebrate t...

Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): The Glass Delusion [VINYL] Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon):
The Glass Delusion [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A wild ride in two live performances, one at Elastic Arts in Chicago and the other at The Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, both in 2018 from the Kuzu trio of Dave Rempis on alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, Tashi Dorji on guitar, and Tyler Damon on drums, evolving free improvisation that builds from introspective to full-on burning free jazz.

Smith, Wadada Leo / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed: Sun Beans of Shimmering Light Smith, Wadada Leo / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed:
Sun Beans of Shimmering Light

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Stewart, Luke Exposure Quintet: [VINYL 2 LPs] Stewart, Luke Exposure Quintet:
[VINYL 2 LPs]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Dave Rempis invited bassist & composer Luke Stewart to his Exposure Series at Elastic Arts in Chicago in 2018, assembling a band for Steward with Edward Wilkerson & Ken Vandermark on reeds, Jim Baker on piano, and Avreeayl Ra on drums; Vandermark then invited the band back to his Option Series at Experimental Sound Studio; this double album presents recordings from both.

Thollem (w/ Alex Cline / Susan Alcorn): Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions Thollem (w/ Alex Cline / Susan Alcorn):
Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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"Who on earth-if he's even from this earth-is Thollem? I'll clue you in: Thollem is the ultimate enigma, a hardcore iconoclast and true original, in the musical, spiritual and other sense. A style-deconstructing sound explorer who has f...

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

(Ayler -- France )

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

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

(Ayler Records -- France )

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

Neumann, Calle / Ketil Gutvik / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten / Paal Nilssen-Love: New Dance Neumann, Calle / Ketil Gutvik / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten / Paal Nilssen-Love:
New Dance

(PNL -- Norway )

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"In 2019 PNL Records released "Events 1998-1999" - a retrospective box-set of the short-lived but eventually legendary The Quintet from the late 90s. That box-set documented the meeting of two generation of Norwegian improvised free mus...

Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream [VINYL] Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark:
Invitation To A Dream [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.

Dunmall, Paul / Keith Tippett / Philip Gibbs / Pete Fairclough: Onosante Dunmall, Paul / Keith Tippett / Philip Gibbs / Pete Fairclough:
Onosante

(577 -- USA )

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A 4-track collective improvisation project performed by Paul Dunmall (saxophones, fife & bagpipes), pianist Keith Tippett, guitarist Philip Gibbs and drummer Pete Fairclough, recorded at Victoria Rooms at the University of Bristol, UK in 2000 and originally issued on Dunmall's own DUNS label, here reissued 20 years later in the memory of Keith Tippett.

Wooley, Nate (w / Laubrock / Modney / Roberts / Courvoisier / Smythe / Matt Moran / Greenberg): Mutu Wooley, Nate (w / Laubrock / Modney / Roberts / Courvoisier / Smythe / Matt Moran / Greenberg):
Mutual Aid Music [2 CDs]

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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"Mutual aid" is the primary ethic of an anarchistic utopia in which each knows what they have, is honest about what they need, and is prepared to give and receive accordingly; here in 8 compositions from trumpeter Nate Wooley performed with Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, Cory Smythe, Josh Modney, Matt Moran, Russell Greenberg, and Mariel Roberts.

Flow Trio w/ Joe Mcphee: Winter Garden Flow Trio w/ Joe Mcphee:
Winter Garden

(ESP -- USA )

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Joining the exemplary New York City Flow Trio of Louie Belogenis on tenor & soprano saxophones, Joe Morris on bass, and Charles Downs on drums is NY legendary saxophonist & trumpeter Joe McPhee, performing on tenor saxophone in an album of collective free jazz that reminds its listeners of the power of passionately unfettered yet superbly controlled free playing.

Corsano, Chris / Bill Orcutt: Made Out of Sound Corsano, Chris / Bill Orcutt:
Made Out of Sound

(Palilalia Records -- USA )

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Continuing the collaboration that started in 2013, the duo of drummer Chris Corsano and guitarist Bill Orcutt expand on their free playing during the pandemic, recording remotely, with Orcutt improvising two passes over Corsano's initial drum tracks, creating something that blurs the lines between jazz, rock, folk and something passionately unique to their dialog.

Playfield (Carter, Muhr, Ishito, Plaks, Namenwirth, Takahashi, Swanson, Panikkar): Vol. 2 Playfield (Carter, Muhr, Ishito, Plaks, Namenwirth, Takahashi, Swanson, Panikkar):
Vol. 2

(Orbit577 -- Italy )

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The second of a 3-album trilogy Playfield offers the musical equivalency of a walk through the diversity of New York in a loft-style extended improvisation from the octet of Daniel Carter on horns & reeds, Luisa Muhr on voice, Ayumi Ishito on sax, Eric Plaks on piano, Aron Namenwirth & Yutaka Takahashi on guitars, Zach Swanson on bass, and Jon Panikkar on drums.

Sugimoto, Taku: Guitars Sugimoto, Taku:
Guitars

(Meenna -- Japan )

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"The CD "Guitars," also released under Sugimoto's name, is comprised of three pieces that he wrote for that instrument. The first and third are guitar solos around 20 minutes long; the second is a guitar trio of about 10 minutes. The pe...

Dorner, Axel / Toshimaru Takamura: In Cotton and Wool Dorner, Axel / Toshimaru Takamura:
In Cotton and Wool

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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"With his innovative performances, Berlin-based trumpeter Axel Dorner has been a leading figure on the improvised music scene since the 1990s. Internationally popular no-input mixing board player/improviser Toshimaru Nakamura structures...

Denzler / Rodrigues / Moimeme: Immobility and Movement Denzler / Rodrigues / Moimeme:
Immobility and Movement

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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

(Meenna -- Japan )

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"Blue Mistake, Red Mistake is the project of four musicians: Matija Schellander, a contrabass player living in Vienna; Jean-Luc Guionnet, a sax player based Paris; Beijing-based Yan Jun, who was staying in Berlin on a residency when thi...

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

(Ftarri / Meenna -- Japan )

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"On August 11, 2019, Osaka-based musicians mizutama, Tadashi Yonago and Kayu Nakada, plus Tokyo residents Junji Hirose, Toshimaru Nakamura, Daysuke Takaoka and Yuma Takeshita, got together and performed at Ftarri in Suidobashi, Tokyo. T...

Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal: Sbatax Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal:
Sbatax

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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"After "Heretofore" (Umlaut Records, 2015), "Sbatax" is the second CD by the duo of Bertrand Denzler and Antonin Gerbal. This time, the two musicians explore another side of their music, focusing on aspects such as flow, speed and patte...

Gerard, Pierre: Imprevu Visible Inverse Gerard, Pierre:
Imprevu Visible Inverse

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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"people walk
you hear them
without seeing them
on thegravel road

while the wind
shakes the foliage
and thatthe birds
exchange comments

the trees have no shades
the grey sky exempt them
...

Corsano, Chris / Bill Orcutt: Made Out of Sound [VINYL] Corsano, Chris / Bill Orcutt:
Made Out of Sound [VINYL]

(Palilalia Records -- USA )

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Continuing the collaboration that started in 2013, the duo of drummer Chris Corsano and guitarist Bill Orcutt expand on their free playing during the pandemic, recording remotely, with Orcutt improvising two passes over Corsano's initial drum tracks, creating something that blurs the lines between jazz, rock, folk and something passionately unique to their dialog.

Werckmeister (Eichenberger / Ludwig Hubsch / Nillesen / Zoubek): Musik Werckmeister (Eichenberger / Ludwig Hubsch / Nillesen / Zoubek):
Musik

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"A concert recorded in Cologne in 2019. Werckmeister is a quartet consisting of Markus Eichenberger (clarinet), Carl Ludwig Hübsch (tuba), Etienne Nillesen (extended snare drum), and Philip Zoubek (synthesizer) working in admirable ...

Elephant9 : Arrival Of The New Elders [VINYL] Elephant9 :
Arrival Of The New Elders [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Sydney based improvising collective Microfiche announce the release of their second album, Everything and Other Infinities, on Portuguese label Creative Sources Recordings. Since forming in 2015, Microfiche have developed a unique soun...

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"Takatsuki Trio is a trio by Rieko Okuda (piano, viola, etc.), Anti Virtaranta (bass), and Joshua Weitzer (shamisen, guitar), all of whom are based in Germany. Okuda was born in Japan, and Weizel has worked in Japan, so there are many li...

Un Poco Loco (Fourneyron / Beliah / Gesser): Ornithologie Un Poco Loco (Fourneyron / Beliah / Gesser):
Ornithologie

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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"Trio founded in 2014, Un Poco Loco keeps (re)visiting its personal history of jazz, a history maybe a bit crazy but mainly very liberated. After the eponym Un Poco Loco and Feelin's Pretty, dedicated to the West Side Story of Leonard B...

Miller, Donald: Transgression!!! [VINYL] Miller, Donald:
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(VIN DU SELECT QUALITITE -- France )

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"On Transgression!!!, Donald Miller, guitar icon known for destroying worlds in the great Borbetomagus, takes the listener on an unexpected journey through the 12-string acoustic guitar. Utilizing his occult kinetic picking style, Mille...



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