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Intakt


 
Bauer /  Kowald / Sommer: Between Heaven and Earth
Bauer / Kowald / Sommer:
Between Heaven and Earth

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Bauer / Bauer / Kropinski / Sachse: Doppelmoppel - Outside This Area
Bauer / Bauer / Kropinski / Sachse:
Doppelmoppel - Outside This Area

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Over 25 years the 2 trombones of the German brothers Bauer and guitarists Kropinski & Sachse have released 3 albums, Outside This Area a "Walk" in 11 parts.

Biondini / Godard / Niggli: Mavi
Biondini / Godard / Niggli:
Mavi

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Exhiliarating melodic free jazz from the trio of Biondini (accordion), Godard (tuba & serpent) and Niggli (drums & percussion) in an album referencing the clear blue color of earth as seen from space.

Chadbourne, Eugene: End to Slavery
Chadbourne, Eugene:
End to Slavery

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Cooper, Lindsay:
Sahara Dust

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman Duo: Live At Theatre Vidy-Lausanne
Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman Duo:
Live At Theatre Vidy-Lausanne

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The long-standing duo of violinist Mark Feldman and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier in 7 compositions dedicated to the memory of Cuban baseball legend Rene Gonzalez, performing live at the Theatre Vidy-Lausanne.

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman: Hotel Du Nord
Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman:
Hotel Du Nord

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The 2nd Intakt release of pianist Courvoisier and violinist Mark Feldman's quartet with Gerry Hemingway and Thomas Morgan, expressive, flexible and subtle jazz at its finest.

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman: To Fly To Steal
Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman:
To Fly To Steal

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and violinist Mark Feldman in a quartet with Gerry Hemingway and Thomas Morgan, brilliant and graceful music blurring the lines between composition and improvisation.

Der Rote Bereich (Mobus / Mahall / Steidle) : 7
Der Rote Bereich (Mobus / Mahall / Steidle) :
7

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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7th release from the trio of guitarist Mobus, saxophonist Rudi Mahall & drummer Oliver Steidle, impressive playing from a trio with 18 years playing together, one of Germany's most important avant jazz groups.

Favre / Blaser: Vol A Voile
Favre / Blaser:
Vol A Voile

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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European free jazz pioneer, drummer Pierre Favre in 1 of 2 duo CDs with younger musicians released together: "Vol a Voile" with trombonist Samuel Blaser, and "Albatros" with guitarist Pilipp Schaufelberger.

Favre / Schaufelberger: Albatros
Favre / Schaufelberger:
Albatros

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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European free jazz pioneer, drummer Pierre Favre in 1 of 2 duo CDs with younger musicians released together: "Vol a Voile" with trombonist Samuel Blaser, and "Albatros" with guitarist Pilipp Schaufelberger.

Favre, Pierre Ensemble: Le Voyage
Favre, Pierre Ensemble:
Le Voyage

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Percussionist Pierre Favre's 10 piece Ensemble performing Favre's original compositions and one Swiss traditional number, large scale works that transcend and follow great jazz tradition.

Favre, Pierre: Drums And Dreams: Drum Conversation/Abanaba/Mountain Wind [3 CDs]
Favre, Pierre:
Drums And Dreams: Drum Conversation/Abanaba/Mountain Wind [3 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $39.95    




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First-time CD releases of three Pierre Favre solo albums from 40 years ago: Drum Conversations [originally an LP from Calig-Verlag label]; Abanaba [LP on Futura]; Mountain Wind [LP on Gemini].

Frith, Fred: Big Picture
Frith, Fred:
Big Picture

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Two cycles of compositions from Fred Frith: "The Big Picture - For Saxophone Quartet and Two Improvising Soloists" and his legendary 90s copositions: "Freedom in Fragments".

Frith, Fred: Clearing Customs
Frith, Fred:
Clearing Customs

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Frith's 75 minute intense improvisatory journey work is a graphic structural model by which the most diverse types of musical events are linked together along a time line.

Frith, Fred: Still Urban
Frith, Fred:
Still Urban

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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A commissioned work by Stanser Musik-Tage created during Frith's residency at the Benediktinerinnen-kloster Maria-Richenbach and premiered at the Festival on April 22, 2004.

Gumpert Quartette, Ulrich: Quartette
Gumpert Quartette, Ulrich:
Quartette

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Gumpert, Ulrich / Gunter Baby Sommer: Das Donnernde Leben
Gumpert, Ulrich / Gunter Baby Sommer:
Das Donnernde Leben

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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After four decades as a team, pianist Ulrich Gumpert and drummer Gunter Baby Sommer release this remarkable album of upbeat and oft-times thunderous duos.

Gumpert, Ulrich / Gunter Baby Sommer: La Paloma
Gumpert, Ulrich / Gunter Baby Sommer:
La Paloma

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The second release on Intakt pairing pianist Ulrich Gumpert and percussionist Gunter Baby Sommer in an album that borrows from blues, boogie-woogie, hard bop, German folk songs, and free jazz.

Hassler, Hans: Hassler
Hassler, Hans:
Hassler

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Swiss accordionist Hans Hassler in his 2nd Intakt release, incorporating Swiss folk music, jazz, film music, free improvisation and classical interpretation in a band with Gebhard Ullmann on bass, Jurgen Kupke on clarinet, and Beat Follmi on percussion.

Jaeger, Michael / Kerouac: Meets Greg Osby & Philipp Schaufelberger - Outdoors
Jaeger, Michael / Kerouac:
Meets Greg Osby & Philipp Schaufelberger - Outdoors

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Swiss saxophonist Michael Jaeger's quartet Kerouac meets saxophonist Greg Osby and guitarist Phillip Schaufelberger for a set of original compositions played on the outside.

Jaeger, Michael: Kerouac: Dance Around In Your Bones
Jaeger, Michael:
Kerouac: Dance Around In Your Bones

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Saxophonist and clarinetist Michael Jaeger's quartet with Vincent Membrez (piano), Luca Sisera (bass) and Norbert Pfammatter (drums) play with rhythms, sounds and spaces, merging traditional and new forms in euphoric ways.

Koch / Schutz / Studer / Uetz: Live Im Schiffbau
Koch / Schutz / Studer / Uetz:
Live Im Schiffbau

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Koch / Schutz / Studer: Life Tied
Koch / Schutz / Studer:
Life Tied

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Koch / Schutz / Studer: Tales From 30 Unintentional Nights
Koch / Schutz / Studer:
Tales From 30 Unintentional Nights

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Koch-Schutz-Studer With Shelley Hirsch: Walking And Stumbling Through Your Sleep
Koch-Schutz-Studer With Shelley Hirsch:
Walking And Stumbling Through Your Sleep

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The remarkable Swiss improvising trio Koch-Schutz-Studer collaborates with NY improvising vocalist artist Shelley Hirsch for an amazing album of voice and electronic and acoustic improvisation with few boundaries and incredible insight.

Lake / Weber / Ulrich Feat. Nils Wogram: All Decks - Live At Unerhort
Lake / Weber / Ulrich Feat. Nils Wogram:
All Decks - Live At Unerhort

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The 2nd Intakt release for the trio of Oliver Lake (sax), Christian Weber (bass) and Dieter Ulrich (drums) performing live at the Zurich JazzFestival Unerhort 2011 with guest trombone player Nils Wogram.

Laubrock, Ingrid Sleepthief : The Madness Of Crowds
Laubrock, Ingrid Sleepthief :
The Madness Of Crowds

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's Sleepthief trio with Tom Rainey on drums and Liam Noble inside and out of the piano, recording in the studio in NYC, a dynamic and remarkably paced journey in free improvisation.

Laubrock, Ingrid: Anti-House
Laubrock, Ingrid:
Anti-House

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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German to NY transplant, saxophonist Laubrock in a remarkable quartet with guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist John Hebert, drummer Tom Rainey and pianist Kris Davis.

Laubrock, Ingrid: Sleepthief
Laubrock, Ingrid:
Sleepthief

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's Sleepthief Trio with pianist Liam Noble and drummer Tom Rainey in a set of original compositions recorded in London.

Mahall / Dorner / Roder / Jennessen: Die Enttauschung
Mahall / Dorner / Roder / Jennessen:
Die Enttauschung

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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This Berlin based quartet play a collective jazz of uncommon strategy and amazing prowess on 17 tracks of economical and brilliant playing - recommended!

Maybe Monday: Unsquare
Maybe Monday:
Unsquare

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The adaptive improvising/electro-acoustic trio of Maybe Monday in their 3rd release with guests Gerry Hemingway, Carla Kihlstedt, Ikue Mori, and Zeena Parkins.

Meier, Tommy Root Down: The Master And The Rain
Meier, Tommy Root Down:
The Master And The Rain

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Reedist and composer Tommy Meier's Root Down is a passionate tribal-percussive heavy band from Switzerland with a large set of players including pianist Irene Schweizer; irresistible new jazz!

Moholo-Moholo, Louis / Marilyn Crispell: Sibanye (we Are One): Duets
Moholo-Moholo, Louis / Marilyn Crispell:
Sibanye (we Are One): Duets

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The first meeting by pianist Marily Crispell and drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo in seven extended and inspired duets that well show their vast wealth of experience.

Niggli, Lucas / Big Zoom: Celebrate Diversity
Niggli, Lucas / Big Zoom:
Celebrate Diversity

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Niggli, Lucas Big Zoom: Polisation
Niggli, Lucas Big Zoom:
Polisation

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Drummer Lucas Nggli rebuilds his Big Zoom band by filling out the rhythm section with bassist Barry Guy, and adding flutist Anne La Berge along with regulars trombonist Wogram and guitarist Schaufelberger.

Niggli, Lucas Zoom / Arte Quartet: Crash Cruise
Niggli, Lucas Zoom / Arte Quartet:
Crash Cruise

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Percussionist Niggli's group Zoom meets Arte Quartett for a set of Niggli compositions.

Objets Trouves: Fresh Juice
Objets Trouves:
Fresh Juice

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The third CD of Objets Trouves, which translates to "a natural or discarded object found by chance and held to have aesthetic value", from Gabriela Friedli (piano), Co Streiff (sax), Dieter Ulrich (percussion) and Jan Schlegel (bass).

Objets Trouves: Friedli / Streiff / Schlegel / Ulrich : This Side Up
Objets Trouves: Friedli / Streiff / Schlegel / Ulrich :
This Side Up

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The 2nd CD for the quartet of Gabriela Friedli, Co Streiff, Jan Schlegel und Dieter Ulrich, lyric playful melodic lines with erratically pulsating accents of drum and bass.

OM (Leimgruber / Doran / Burri / Studer): Willisau
OM (Leimgruber / Doran / Burri / Studer):
Willisau

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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From 1972 to 1982 OM put rock music through improvisational processes with fascinating results; almost 20 years later the band is back with these superb studio recordings.

Schlippenbach, Alexander Von: Twelve Tone Tales Volume 1
Schlippenbach, Alexander Von:
Twelve Tone Tales Volume 1

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Schlippenbach, Alexander Von: Twelve Tone Tales Volume 2
Schlippenbach, Alexander Von:
Twelve Tone Tales Volume 2

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Schweizer / Anderson / Drake : Willisau & Taktlos
Schweizer / Anderson / Drake :
Willisau & Taktlos

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Schweizer, Irene : Les Diaboliques
Schweizer, Irene :
Les Diaboliques

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The Diabolique trio of pianist Irene Schweizer, bassist Joelle Leandre, and vocalist Maggie Nichold in their first release from 1993, three women hell-bent on modern improvisation.

Sharp / Gibbs / Niggli: Crossing The Waters
Sharp / Gibbs / Niggli:
Crossing The Waters

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The trio of guitarist Elliott Sharp, bassist Melvin Gibbs, & drummer Lucas Niggli met for the first time to perform live at The Stone, NYC during the two week 2012 Intakt Festival, recording this scorching album in the studio the next day.

Sommer, Gunter Baby: Dedications
Sommer, Gunter Baby:
Dedications

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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An album of solo percussion from authoritative European improvising percussionist Gunter "Baby" Sommer, 9 works of exhilarating rhythms performed on drums, tubular bells, hang, gongs, xylophone, an array of unusual percussion instruments, plus his voice.

Sommer, Gunter: Sachsische Schatulle
Sommer, Gunter:
Sachsische Schatulle

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Gunter Sommer in a solo percussion album that has him following effortlessly from drums to gongs, darabuka, schalmei, hacvkbrett - and back again in melodic and rhythmic ways.

Squakk (Griener / Mahall / Roder / Thewes): Willisau & Berlin
Squakk (Griener / Mahall / Roder / Thewes):
Willisau & Berlin

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Berlin's Squakk is the quartet of Michael Griener (drums), Rudi Mahall (bass clarinet, clarinet, baritone sax), Jan Roder (double bass), and Christof Thewes (trombone), performing free-bop that draws on jazz history transformed into the modern improvised language.

Streiff, Co Sextet: Loops, Holes & Angels
Streiff, Co Sextet:
Loops, Holes & Angels

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Takase, Aki  / Eberhard, Silke: Ornette Coleman Anthology [2 CDs]
Takase, Aki / Eberhard, Silke:
Ornette Coleman Anthology [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $25.95    




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Takase, Aki / Newton, Lauren: Spring in Bangkok
Takase, Aki / Newton, Lauren:
Spring in Bangkok

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Takase, Aki La Planete: Flying Soul
Takase, Aki La Planete:
Flying Soul

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Pianist Aki Takase's Planet Quartet ensemble with clarinetist Louis Sclavis, Dominique Pifarely on violin and Vincent Courtois on cello, a beautiful blend of improvisation and composed work that plays with time, space and sound.

Takase, Aki: My Ellington
Takase, Aki:
My Ellington

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Pianist Takase continues her tributes to great American jazz musicians with a solo album of Ellington interpretations, taken from her unique perspective and style, played with great feeling and insight.

Trio 3 + Irene Schweizer: Berne Concert
Trio 3 + Irene Schweizer:
Berne Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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New York free jazz Trio 3 (Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille) meets European pianist Irene Schweizer in a balanced and remarkable set of original compositions.

Trio 3 + Jason Moran: Refraction - Breakin' Glass
Trio 3 + Jason Moran:
Refraction - Breakin' Glass

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Trio 3 - Oliver Lake (sax), Reggie Workman (bass) & Andrew Cyrille (drums) - in their 5th release, adding guest pianist Jason Moran, who acts as a catalyst to push the group into far-reaching modern territory, including a rhythmic narrative work from Oliver Lake.

Turkoz, Saadet: Marmara Sea
Turkoz, Saadet:
Marmara Sea

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Classical Turkish music featuring the beautiful voice of Saadet Turkoz accompanied by Elliot Sharp (guitar), Joelle Leandre (bass), Burhan Ocal (ud, saz) and Martin Schutz (cello).

Walss, Priska & Gabriela Friedli: Intervista
Walss, Priska & Gabriela Friedli:
Intervista

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Priska Walss and Gabriela Friedli's first duo release after 10 years of working together, trombone, alphorn, piano and organ in an unusual and striking dialog.

Weber, Katharina: Games And Improvisations
Weber, Katharina:
Games And Improvisations

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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In a trio with bassist Barry Guy and percussionist Balts Nils, pianist Katharina Weber interprets 11 short piano pieces by Gyorgy Kurtag's collection "Jatekok", beautiful gems of trio improvisation.

Weston, Veryan & Minton, Phil: Ways out east, ways out west
Weston, Veryan & Minton, Phil:
Ways out east, ways out west

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Wickihalder, Juerg / Wiesendanger, Chris: A Feeling For Someone
Wickihalder, Juerg / Wiesendanger, Chris:
A Feeling For Someone

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Zuerich composer and soprano player Juerg Wickihalder (Irene Schweizer, Omri Ziegel, &c.) in duo with pianist Wiesendanger playing Wickihalder's compositions.

Wickihalder, Juerg: Furioso
Wickihalder, Juerg:
Furioso

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Swiss saxophonist and composer Jurg Wickihalder in a quartet with bassist Mark Zubek, reed player Achille Succi, bassist Mark Zubek and drummer Kevin Zubek.

Wickihalder, Jurg European Quartet - Featuring Irene Schweizer: Jump!
Wickihalder, Jurg European Quartet - Featuring Irene Schweizer:
Jump!

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The third Intakt release for saxophonist Jurg Wickihalder sees him in a quartet with pianist Irene Schweizer, bassist Fabian Gisler and drummer Michael Griener performing the leader's excellent Lacy/Monk-ish compositions.

Xu Fengxia: Black Lotos
Xu Fengxia:
Black Lotos

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Xu Fengxia traditional Sanxian & Guzheng player and free vocalist in duo with drummer/percussionist Lucas Niggli for suspenseful cross-cultural improvisations.

Ziegele, Omri - Yves Theiler: Inside Innocence
Ziegele, Omri - Yves Theiler:
Inside Innocence

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Omri Ziegele, saxophonist, composer and und leader of the small orchestra Billiger Bauer presents a duo with younger Zurich pianist Yves Theiler, presenting melodic compositions from both players performed with beautiful intuitive dialog.

Ziegele, Omri Billiger Bauer: The Silence Behind Each Cry - Suite For Urs Voerkel
Ziegele, Omri Billiger Bauer:
The Silence Behind Each Cry - Suite For Urs Voerkel

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Ziegele, Omri: Can Walk On Sand
Ziegele, Omri:
Can Walk On Sand

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The 2nd volume of saxophonist Omri Ziegele and pianist Irene Schweizer's "Where's Africa" with drummer Makaya Ntshoko, beautiful, virtuosic and melodic jazz.

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

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

ZGA: Zgamoniums
ZGA:
Zgamoniums

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Soloveitzik / Erel / Davis: Three States Of Freedom
Soloveitzik / Erel / Davis:
Three States Of Freedom

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Israeli saxophonist Tom Soloveitzik, Turkish electronics player Korhan Erel (Islak Kopek), and US cellist Kevin Davis in an international dialog of rich and sonically charged electroacoustic improvisation.

Durio Zibethinus (Quentin Biardeau / Valentin Ceccaldi): Poissons Frais
Durio Zibethinus (Quentin Biardeau / Valentin Ceccaldi):
Poissons Frais

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $12.95    




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Saxophonist Quentin Biardeau and cellist Valentin Ceccalid, also on percussion, are Durio Zibethinus, a duo from Orleans, France using traditional and unusual instruments to present unique free improvisations balancing powerful technique and just plain creative fun.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]
Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Kalashnikov: Bang Bang [2 CDs]
Kalashnikov:
Bang Bang [2 CDs]

(Veal -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Double CD of bleak and sinister metal-oriented improv from the duo of Jamie Saft on keys and bass and Mike Pride on drums and hostile and freakish vocals.

Speed, Chris Trio (w/ Chris Tordini / Dave King): Platinum On Tap
Speed, Chris Trio (w/ Chris Tordini / Dave King):
Platinum On Tap

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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An impressive jazz album from saxophonist Chris Speed, performing with his trio of Dave King on drums and Chris Tordini on bass, a chordless trio that emphasizes Speed's lyrical playing that is both melodic and yet driven by complex riffs, odd time signatures and runs that are fully developed in style and intention, creating a joyful and embraceable album of modern jazz.

Kilian, Benoit  / Jean-Luc Petit : La Nuit Circonflexe
Kilian, Benoit / Jean-Luc Petit :
La Nuit Circonflexe

(Fou Records -- France )


Price: $13.95    




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A magnificent album of sound-oriented free improvisation from the French duo of Jean-Luc Petit on bass clarinet, alto saxophone and sopranino sax, and Benoit Kilian on the horizontal bass drum, a beast of an instrument that create massive tones over which Petit employs an incredible array of techniques and tones on his reeds, creating other-worldly sonic environments.

Frith, Fred / Hans Koch: You Are Here
Frith, Fred / Hans Koch:
You Are Here

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Two commanding players from the UK & European improv scene who have consistently pushed the envelope in free improvisation--electric & prepared guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist/bass clarinetist Hans Koch--present an album of assertive interactions, merging alien environments with amazing technical playing and inexplicable approaches to sound - superb!

Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Peter Evans, Peter / Dan Peck / Miya Masaoka / Miya / Tyshawn Sorey / Craig Tab
Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Peter Evans, Peter / Dan Peck / Miya Masaoka / Miya / Tyshawn Sorey / Craig Taborn / Sam Pluta):
Serpentines

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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An all-star lineup and an exciting and unpredictable septet with a fascinating orchestration from saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, also on glockenspiel, recording in the studio with a band presented at the 2015 Vision Festival in NY, with Peter Evans on trumpet, Miya Masaoka on koto, Craig Taborn on piano, Sam Pluta on electronics, Dan Peck on tuba, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums.

Cosa Brava w/ Fred Frith: Ragged Atlas
Cosa Brava w/ Fred Frith:
Ragged Atlas

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Fred Frith's West Coast Cosa Brava with Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins, and Matthias Bossi playing all Frith compositions driven by his love of the (improvised) rock format.

Frith, Fred / Barry Guy: Backscatter Bright Blue
Frith, Fred / Barry Guy:
Backscatter Bright Blue

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Both bassist Barry Guy and guitarist Fred Frith are key artists of Switzerland's Intakt label catalog, but surprisingly the two have never shared a stage together; Intakt had a feeling about their pairing and brought them into the studio, this superb duo album being the result in 10 brilliant tracks intertwining acoustic double bass and electric guitar.

Anker, Lotte / Fred Frith: Edge Of The Light
Anker, Lotte / Fred Frith:
Edge Of The Light

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An intimate dialog between frequent collaborators, UK guitarist Fred Frith and Copenhagen saxophonist Lotte Anker, both players listening carefully as they interact in a fragile dialog of profound technique and inventive approach, using texture and nuance to create unusual and captivating interchanges that demonstrate how compatible these two very different instruments can be.

Takase, Aki / Alexander von Schlippenbach: So Long, Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy
Takase, Aki / Alexander von Schlippenbach:
So Long, Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase assembled an ensemble of Dolphy interpreters that includes bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall, saxophonist Tobias Delius, vibraphonist Karl Berger, trumpeter Axel Dorner, trombonist Nils Wogram, &c, for a fresh take on compositions from one of free jazz's most iconic composers -- Eric Dolphy -- captured live in Berlin, 2014.

Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega): Roulette of the Cradle
Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega):
Roulette of the Cradle

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Tenor and soprano saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's NY band with guitarist Mary Halvorson, pianist Kris Davis, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Tom Rainey in their 3rd album as Anti-House, with strong compositions pushing the quintet into great improvisational territory as the band pushes and pulls each other to create something greater than each player.

Frith, Fred Trio: Another Day in Fucking Paradise
Frith, Fred Trio:
Another Day in Fucking Paradise

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Proclaiming that he had nothing more in mind then getting together with a couple of formidable musicians, guitarist Fred Frith and Mills College alumni Jordan Glenn on drums and Jason Hoopes on electric and double bass take their listeners through 13 connected pieces that reference rock, jazz and ea-soundscape in an impressive album from a remarkable new group.

 

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