The Squid's Ear Magazine
Jazz & Improvisation Based on Compositions


 
Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script: Cloud Script
Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script:
Cloud Script

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Double bassist Joshua Abrams provides the compositions for this studio album performed with Ari Brown on tenor sax, Jeff Parker on guitar and Gerald Cleaver on drums, an exceptional quartet of master improvisers who balance lyrical and soulful playing with explorative impulse, fueled by an empathetic responsiveness that only a long history of collaboration can engender.

Adam Hopkins: Crickets + Grounded [VINYL 180g]
Adam Hopkins:
Crickets + Grounded [VINYL 180g]

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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5th anniversary LP reissue of bassist Adam Hopkins' 2018 album, a great example of the Downtown / Brooklyn scene, using jazz as a jumping-off point to merge free playing, fusion, and rock into an enthusiastic and technically brilliant album of original compositions performed with the sextet of Anna Webber, Ed Rosenberg, & Josh Sinton on sax, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar, and Devin Gray on drums.

Adasiewicz, Jason: Roscoe Village: The Music of Roscoe Mitchell
Adasiewicz, Jason:
Roscoe Village: The Music of Roscoe Mitchell

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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Originally commissioned to transcribe a few works as a surprise for Roscoe Mitchell's 2023 art exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey, vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz expanded the project, recorded in his new home studio (dubbed "Hot Juice") to include 10 Mitchell compositions & favorite works, Adasiewicz performing solo as he brings new approaches to the important Mitchell song-book.

Adkins, Michael Quartet: Rotator
Adkins, Michael Quartet:
Rotator

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




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New York tenor saxophonist and composer Michael Adkins with his quartet including Paul Motian on drums in a set of 9 original compositions.

Aeby, Stefen Trio (w/ Andre Pousaz / Michi Stulz): The London Concert
Aeby, Stefen Trio (w/ Andre Pousaz / Michi Stulz):
The London Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $14.00    




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The Stefan Aeby Trio at the Intakt Festival at Vortex Jazz Club in London 2017, the pianist leading his trio with bassist Andre Pousaz and drummer Michi Stulz through lyrical original compositions from Aeby, with one from Pousaz, a wonderful example of the modern piano trio that embrace a wealth of styles and approaches while flowing clearly in jazz history.

AIMToronto Orchestra: Year of the Boar
AIMToronto Orchestra:
Year of the Boar

(Barnyard -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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AIMTorotono Orchestra under the direction of Kyle Brenders was formed in 2007 to perform the music of Anthony Braxton, here in their first studio album of original compositions for their own sophisticated repertoire.

Alcorn, Susan Quintet: Pedernal
Alcorn, Susan Quintet:
Pedernal

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An innovator in integrating pedal steel guitar into modern improvised music, Cleveland-born, Baltimore-based pedal steel guitar player Susan Alcorn's quintet enlists a superb set of New York players--Mark Feldman on violin, Michael Formanek on double bass, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Ryan Sawyer on drums--taking on a diverse set of Alcorn compositions.

Almeida / Duynhoven / Klein: Live at the Bimhuis
Almeida / Duynhoven / Klein:
Live at the Bimhuis

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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This is the 2nd release by this trio on Clean Feed, with Tobias Klein (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet), Goncalo Almeida (double bass) and Martin van Duynhoven (drums) captured live at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in 2017, taking on compositions by Ornette Coleman alongside original compositions from all three players in a free jazz mode.

Almeida / Duynhoven / Klein: Vibrate in Sympathy
Almeida / Duynhoven / Klein:
Vibrate in Sympathy

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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The Netherlands trio of Tobias Klein on reeds, Goncaio Almeia on double bass, and Martin van Duynhoven on drums, is inspired by all kinds of adventurous music of the last 50 years, on this album including compositions for Henry Threadgills, Oliver Lake, and Ornette Coleman.

Altschul, Barry 3dom Factor: Tales Of The Unforseen
Altschul, Barry 3dom Factor:
Tales Of The Unforseen

(Tum -- Finland )


Price: $17.95    




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Sophisticated free improv from percussionist Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor trio of frequent collaborator Joe Fonda on bass and Mostly Other People Do the Killing's saxophonist Jon Irabagon, presenting new compositions plus an Annette Peacock piece and a little Monk.

Altschul, Barry: The 3dom Factor
Altschul, Barry:
The 3dom Factor

(Tum -- Finland )


Price: $17.95    




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Drummer Barry Altschul's first release as a leader in 25 years finds him in a trio with Jon Irabagon (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) and Joe Fonda (FAB Trio) for 9 Altschul compositions plus Carla Bley's "Ictus".

Altschul's, Barry 3Dom Factor (feat. Jon Irabagon / Joe Fonda): Long Tall Sunshine
Altschul's, Barry 3Dom Factor (feat. Jon Irabagon / Joe Fonda):
Long Tall Sunshine

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $15.95    




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Drum and percussion improviser Barry Altschul leads his trio with Jon Irabagon on tenor, sopranillo saxophones & alto clarinet and Joe Fonda on bass in their fourth release since forming in 2013, here with five original compositions in free jazz form with strong melodic heads that manifest in tremendous soloing from his players and outstanding drum work.

Amado, Rodrigo: Refraction Solo
Amado, Rodrigo:
Refraction Solo

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $18.95    




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An intimate encounter with Portuguese tenor saxophone player Rodrigo Amado, performing three original compositions -- the extended "Sweet Freedom", "Singular Blow" and "Shadow Waltz" -- performed at the Church of The Holy Ghost (Igreja do Espirito Santo) in Caldas da Rainha, an often introspective and innately lyrical set that reaches emphatic moments while always speaking directly.

Amba, Zoh (Amba / Thomas / Morgan / Baron w/ John Zorn): O, Sun
Amba, Zoh (Amba / Thomas / Morgan / Baron w/ John Zorn):
O, Sun

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Next generation tenor saxophonist Zoh Amba, a Tennessee transplant living in NYC who grew up playing with the mountains & forest of her native state, in her debut album with the quartet of pianist Micah Thomas, bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Joey Barron, performing a mix of Amba compositions and collective improvisations, including one with John Zorn on alto sax.

Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela: O Life, O Light  Vol. 2
Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela:
O Life, O Light Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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The second volume from the trio of Tennessee-to-NYC transplant Zoe Amba on tenor saxophone & flute, legendary double bassist William Parker and Francisco Mela on drums, performing three compositions by Amba recorded in the studio in NYC; emphatic free jazz with a powerful rhythm section elucidating Amba's spiritually fueled approach to compelling, lyrical improvisation.

Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela: O Life, O Light  Vol. 2 [VINYL]
Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela:
O Life, O Light Vol. 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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The second volume from the trio of Tennessee-to-NYC transplant Zoe Amba on tenor saxophone & flute, legendary double bassist William Parker and Francisco Mela on drums, performing three compositions by Amba recorded in the studio in NYC; emphatic free jazz with a powerful rhythm section elucidating Amba's spiritually fueled approach to compelling, lyrical improvisation.

Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela: O Life, O Light Vol. 1
Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela:
O Life, O Light Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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New generation New York tenor saxophonist Zoe Amba, a Tennessee transplant whose spirit is illuminated with free styles that harken back to Ayler, recording in the studio with a trio of luminary players--William Parker on bass and Francisco Mela on drums--performing three Amba compositions, one featuring Amba on flute; the CD edition contains one bonus improvisation.

Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela: O Life, O Light Vol. 1 [VINYL]
Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela:
O Life, O Light Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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New generation New York tenor saxophonist Zoe Amba, a Tennessee transplant whose spirit is illuminated with free styles that harken back to Ayler, recording in the studio with a trio of luminary players--William Parker on bass and Francisco Mela on drums--performing three Amba compositions, one featuring Amba on flute; the CD edition contains one bonus improvisation.

Amendola / Goldberg / Hoff: Plays Monk
Amendola / Goldberg / Hoff:
Plays Monk

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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Ten Thelonius Monk compositions played in a very unique, and often quirky, way by the trio "Play Monk", comprised of Scott Amendola (drums), Ben Goldberg (clarinet) and Devin Hoff (bass).

Amok Amor (Liilinger / Eldh / Slavin / Evans): We Know Not What We Do
Amok Amor (Liilinger / Eldh / Slavin / Evans):
We Know Not What We Do

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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An edgy, technically spectacular, inventive and slightly twisted jazz quartet of German-based free improvisers Christian Lillinger (drums), Petter Eldh (bass), Wanja Slavin (sax), with NY trumpeter Peter Evans (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) on trumpet, for 9 innovative compositions that thrill, amuse, and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Angles 3: Parede
Angles 3:
Parede

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Martin Kuchen's Angles band changes shape constantly, originally a trio and expanding as large as Angles 10, but this album, recorded live at SMUP, Parede, Portugal in 2016, returns the band to the original trio of Kuchen on sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on double bass, and Kjell Nordeson on drums & percussion, reworking Angles compositions to their essence.

Angles 8: By Way of Deception - Live in Ljubljana
Angles 8:
By Way of Deception - Live in Ljubljana

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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A fantastic concert recorded during the 52nd Ljubljana Jazz Festival, presenting an ambitious and remarkable pair of compositions from saxophonist Martin Kuchen, extending his regular 6 piece band to an octet.

Angles 9: Beyond Us
Angles 9:
Beyond Us

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Now a distinct edition of saxophonist Martin Kuchen's concept, the Angles 9 ensemble is captured live at the Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour in The Netherlands in 2018, performing Kuchen's embraceable and lyrical compositions, allowing his masterful band--including Magnus Broo, Johan Berthling, Mattias Stahl, &c.--great opportunities for collective playing and profound soloing.

Angles 9: Injuries
Angles 9:
Injuries

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Now a nine-piece, Martin Kuchen leads the magnificently powerful Angles band through 7 demanding compositions, with trumpeter Magnus Broo back in the band alongside Alexander Zethson, Mattias Stahl, Jonan Berthling, Andreas Werlin, Eirik Hegdal, Mats Aleklint & Goran Kajfes.

Antunes, Hugo: Roll Call
Antunes, Hugo:
Roll Call

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A quintet of two drummers and two saxophonists playing the music of leader and bassist Hugo Antunes in pieces designed to foster musicial situations and real-time composition.

Arcana: Bill Laswell / Tony Williams: Arc of the Testimony
Arcana: Bill Laswell / Tony Williams:
Arc of the Testimony

(Mod Reloaded -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Extended reissue of the 1997 album bringing jazz and rock artists from 5 decades of ground-breaking work into a mysteriously lyrical band presenting 9 powerful compositions of jazz/rock fusion, led by drummer Tony Williams and bassist Bill Laswell with the stellar personnel of Pharoah Sanders, Buckethead, Nicky Skopelitis, Graham Haynes, Peter Apfelbaum, & Byard Lancaster.

Archer, Martin : Anthropology Band [2 CDs]
Archer, Martin :
Anthropology Band [2 CDs]

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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Inspired by the music of 70's Miles Davis electric work, composer and saxophonist Martin Archer presents 15 compositions performed in two parallel sessions over two CDs, the first in a septet that includes Corey Mwamba, Pat Thomas and Dave Sturt, and the second an extended ensemble with brass and wind sections, each bringing distinctive life to these inspired compositions.

Armaroli, Sergio / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Harri Sjostrom: Duos & Trios
Armaroli, Sergio / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Harri Sjostrom:
Duos & Trios

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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A series of trios and duos between Italian vibraphonist Sergio Armaroli, trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini and saxophonist Harri Sjöström performing on soprano and sopranino, the three developing a compositional language based around phrases and propositions applied toward the creation of events through notes and timbre intended to create moods and sensations.

Armonicord (Querlier / Minor / Houari / Traindl): Libres (Festival de Massy 26 Octobre 1975)
Armonicord (Querlier / Minor / Houari / Traindl):
Libres (Festival de Massy 26 Octobre 1975)

(Fou Records -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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Four free players from the assertive history of French free jazz--Jean Querlier on alto saxophone & soprano oboe, Jouk Minor on baritone & sopranino saxophones, Rachid Houari (the original drummer for Gong) on drums and Joseph Traindl on trombone--are heard in this exceptional and determined set performing two compositions by Jouk Minor at the 1st Massy Independent Festival in 1975.

Armoush's, Emad Duos (w/ Houle, Zubot, Carter, Loewen,  Hasselberg): Electritradition
Armoush's, Emad Duos (w/ Houle, Zubot, Carter, Loewen, Hasselberg):
Electritradition

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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A series of intimate duets between Syrian-born, Vancouver-based oud, ney, flamenco guitar and singer Emad Armoush with aA series of intimate duets between Syrian-born, Vancouver-based Emad Armoush performing on oud, ney, flamenco guitar and song, with clarinetist Francois Houle, violinist Jesse Zubot, trumpeter JP Carter, drummer/percussionist Kenton Loewen and cellist Marina Hasselberg--Houle, Zubot and Carter also adding electronic layers--as Armoush reinvents Arabic tradition alongsie original compositions. Francois Houle, violinist Jesse Zubot, trumpeter JP Carter, drummer/percussionist Kenton Loewen and cellist Marina Hasselberg--Houle, Zubot and Carter also adding electronic layers--as Armoush reinvents Arabic tradition alongside original compositions.

Artifacts (Tomeka Reid / Nicole Mitchell / Mike Reed): ...and then there's this
Artifacts (Tomeka Reid / Nicole Mitchell / Mike Reed):
...and then there's this

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Confirming their place in Chicago's improv legacy, the second album from the Artifacts Trio of Nicole Mitchell on flute & electronics, Tomeka Reid on cello and Mike Reed on drums & percussion expand the AACM canon with compositions from each member, plus several insightful and lively collective improvisations and one piece each from Roscoe Mitchell and Muhal Richard Abrams.

As If 3 (Bommel / Weide / Janssen): Klinkklaar
As If 3 (Bommel / Weide / Janssen):
Klinkklaar

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )


Price: $12.95    




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Bassist Raoul van der Weide formed this sophisticated Dutch piano trio with pianist Frank van Bommel and drummer Wim Janssen (the latter two part of Guus Janssen's trio) exploring instant composition in a variety of conceptual approaches, including richly lyrical music, darkly mysterious environments, and spirited and inventive interplay; an accomplished and encompassing album.

Aspyrian (Porter / Gillen / Parkinson): To Explore (Vol. 1)
Aspyrian (Porter / Gillen / Parkinson):
To Explore (Vol. 1)

(Hidden Threads -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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A compelling and lyrical debut from the London-based trio Aspyrian of Robin Porter on tenor & soprano saxophones, Jack Gillen on guitar and Matt Parkinson on drums, the band name from Old English translating to "To search, explore, trace, discover, explain", which the band does with ebullient dexterity through seven original compositions from Porter and Parkinson.

Attias, Michael: Spun Tree
Attias, Michael:
Spun Tree

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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His first studio album since 2004, alto saxophonist Michael Attias returns to the epic forms of his "Credo" release, presentng 8 new compositions with his band of Ralph Alessi, Matt Mitchell, Sean Conly and Tom Rainey

Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs]
Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry:
European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs]

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


Price: $19.95    




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Essential radio and live recordings from saxophonist Albert Ayler's European tour in 1964 with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on double bass and Sunny Murray on drums, a quintessential grouping for Ayler's compositions, here in outstanding renditions of classic works including "Spirits", "Ghosts", "Vibrations", "Mothers", "Childrens", plus Don Cherry's "Infant Happiness".

Ayler, Albert Quintet: Lost Performances 1966, Revisited
Ayler, Albert Quintet:
Lost Performances 1966, Revisited

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


Price: $18.95    




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In 1966 tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler toured northern Europe with his ensemble of Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, William Folwell on double bass & Beaver Harris on drums, a stellar group performing some of Ayler's most substantial compositions, heard in concerts in Rotterdam and Helsinki, and in the soundtrack to a film recorded in Munich.

Ayler, Albert: La Cave Live, Cleveland 1966 Revisited [2 CDs]
Ayler, Albert:
La Cave Live, Cleveland 1966 Revisited [2 CDs]

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


Price: $19.95    




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Never-before released recordings of tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler's 1966 band recording in his home town of Cleveland at club La Cave, recorded over two nights in a superb sextet with brother Donald on trumpet, Frank Wright on tenor sax, Michel Samson on violin, Clyde Shy on double bass and Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums, performing Ayler's compositions and Don Cherry's "D.C.".

Ayler, Albert: Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings [4 CDs]
Ayler, Albert:
Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings [4 CDs]

(Anagram Music -- E.U. )


Price: $49.95    




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Four months before his death, saxophonist Albert Ayler's power as a free jazz innovator is heard in these two complete concerts of definitive Ayler compositions, performing in France at The Fondation Maeght with the quartet of Allen Blariman on drums, Mary Parks on soprano saxophone & vocals, and Steve Tintweiss on double bass, with pianist Call Cobbs joining for the 2nd night; essential.

Bandolin, Jacob do : Great Jewish Music
Bandolin, Jacob do :
Great Jewish Music

(Tzadik -- USA )


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A tribute to Jacob do Bandolim, one of the founders of the Brazilian instrumental style choro in the 30's and 40's, in compositions from Tzadik artists Davka, Cyro Baptista, Carla Kihlstedt, Jon Madof, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Ben Perowsky, Rob Burger, Jamie Saft, &c.

Banks / Canha / Porter / Taylor: Lost At Sea
Banks / Canha / Porter / Taylor:
Lost At Sea

(FMR -- UK )


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Using as their inspiration the esthetic, soundscape and work of experimental Icelandic band Sigur Rós, the UK quartet of Dan Banks on piano, Jose Canha on bass, Trevor Taylor on drums and Robin Porter on saxophone present eight compositions written and arranged by pianist Banks, bringing the ethereal post-rock of Rós into the lyrical world of modern creative jazz.

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.

Barrett, Brad / Joe Morris / Tyshawn Sorey : Cowboy Transfiguration
Barrett, Brad / Joe Morris / Tyshawn Sorey :
Cowboy Transfiguration

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


Price: $14.95    




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Using a participatory compositional process, the NY trio of Brad Barrett on bass & cello, Joe Morris on guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, follow a framework to make choices based on density, rhythmic ratios, register, melody, and timbre, encouraged to employ small particles of sounds and blend timbres with an awareness of implied pulse and an inclination to disrupt it.

Bauer / Graewe / Lindberg: Sottobosco
Bauer / Graewe / Lindberg:
Sottobosco

(Random Acoustics -- Germany )


Price: $17.95    




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Performing live at Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Austria in 2018, the trio of Conrad Bauer on trombone, Georg Graewe on piano and John Lindberg on double bass present eight free improvisations based around compositionsal structures from all three musicians, their tight interaction, intent listening and powerful technical skills a testement to their long history in European Free Jazz.

Bay's Leap: Swans Over Dorking
Bay's Leap:
Swans Over Dorking

(Citystream -- Great Britain )


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The debut album by the British Improvised Music trio Bay's Leap of clarinetist Noel Taylor, pianist Clare Simmonds and cellist James Barralet, presenting 11 spontaneously improvised compositions that bridge avant jazz and contemporary classical chamber music.

Bear Brother (Skorpen / Skeidsvoll / Skeidsvoll / Bjorgo / Mellem): Bear Brother
Bear Brother (Skorpen / Skeidsvoll / Skeidsvoll / Bjorgo / Mellem):
Bear Brother

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Bear Brother is a young quintet that plays energetic and melodious free jazz with references to both American and European improvisational music, comprised of Erling Skorpen on trumpet, Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Isach Skeidsvoll on piano, Hakon Norby Bjorgo on bass, and Martin Mellem on drums, with each band member contributing compositions.

Belisle-Chi, Gregg: KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne
Belisle-Chi, Gregg:
KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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After hearing Matt Mitchell's solo piano album performing the music of saxophonist Tim Berne, Brooklyn-based acoustic guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi asked himself how Berne's compositions would sound on his own instrument, reaching out to the composer for guidance as he went into the studio to interpret and record these 10 Berne compositions.

Bennington, James Colour And Sound: Everlasting Belle
Bennington, James Colour And Sound:
Everlasting Belle

(ThatSwan! -- USA )


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A tribute to legendary audio engineer George Belle (1948-2019) who worked with a who's who including Horace Tapscott, Jimmy Smith, Gene Rodenberry, &c., in a set of compositions from Mal Waldron, Albert Heath, Herbie Nichols plus original work from leader James Bennigton, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, saxophonist James Cook, and group improvisations.

Bennington, James Colour And Sound: Live at Andy's
Bennington, James Colour And Sound:
Live at Andy's

(ThatSwan! -- USA )


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Chicago drummer and composer Jimmy Bennington is heard live at Andy's Jazz Club in 2018 in a solid straight-ahead set with his Colour and Sound sextet of Fred Jackson, Jr. on alto & soprano saxophones, Artie Black on tenor saxophone, Dustin Laurenzi on tenor saxophone, Dan Pierson on piano, Mike Harmon on bass, with compositions from band members and arrangments from Bennington.

Berger, Karl / Kirk Knuffke: Moon [2 CDs]
Berger, Karl / Kirk Knuffke:
Moon [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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After performing at a night dedicated to Ed Blackwell and Don Cherry, vibraphone legend Karl Berger invited trumpeter Knuffke to Woodstock to teach and perform with him, from which this lovely album of duets was born, 2 CDs of original compositions of free and lyrical playing.

Bernardes, Daniel / Drumming GP: Liturgy of the Birds - in memoriam Olivier Messiaen
Bernardes, Daniel / Drumming GP:
Liturgy of the Birds - in memoriam Olivier Messiaen

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Pianist Daniel Bernardes pays homage to French composer Olivier Messiaen, augmenting his piano trio of Antonio Augusto Aguiar on bass and Mario Costa on drums with the Drumming GP Ensemble of Miquel Bernat on marimba, Jeffrey Davis & Pedro Gois on vibraphones, and Joao Dias on glockenspiel, a wonderful merging of contemporary percussive composition and modern jazz.

Berne, Tim / Gregg Belisle-Chi: Mars
Berne, Tim / Gregg Belisle-Chi:
Mars

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Succinct interpretations of compositions by New York saxophonist and composer Tim Berne, performed by Berne himself in a duo with guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi, whose collaborations with Berne and his recent album Koi: Performing the Music of Tim Berne show Belisle-Chi to be the most capably informed player to accompany Berne in these thoughtful renderings.

Berne, Tim / Matt Mitchell Duo: Angel Dusk
Berne, Tim / Matt Mitchell Duo:
Angel Dusk

(Screwgun -- USA )


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Following on New York pianist Matt Mitchell's solo album of Tim Berne compositions, the two join in the studio to record these 8 compositions in a dynamic album of dialogs that includes energetic interaction, explorative playing, and beautiful lyrical work, a profoundly intimate and connected release borne from their long history of collaboration.

Berne, Tim / Matt Mitchell: One More, Please
Berne, Tim / Matt Mitchell:
One More, Please

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Leveraging more than a decade of collaboration, New York saxophonist Tim Berne and pianist Matt Mitchell present an intimate live concert in Montreal at Club Soda, performing mostly Berne compositions and one by Julius Hemphill ("Number 2") in a thoughtful and innately lyrical set of seemingly telepathic dialogs interpreting Berne's intricate and innovative works.

Berne, Tim Trio: Oceans and
Berne, Tim Trio:
Oceans and

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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A new trio setting from New York alto saxophonist Tim Berne with accordionist & multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand and long-time associate, cellist Hank Roberts, a warmly orchestrated band that allows fluid and relaxed approaches to their playing, Berne's compositions evoking exquisite tonal color and diverse conversations from pacific to tempestuous.

Berne, Tim: Broken Shadows
Berne, Tim:
Broken Shadows

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Named after an Ornette Coleman composition from his album of the same name, alto saxophonist Tim Berne leads his duel-saxophone quartet with Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and the rhythm section from The Bad Plus, drummer Dave King and bassist Reid Anderson, through twelve melodic free jazz works honoring the legacy of Coleman, Redman, Haden & Hemphill.

Berne's, Tim Snakeoil (Ducret / Mitchell / Noriega / Smith): The Fantastic Mrs. 10
Berne's, Tim Snakeoil (Ducret / Mitchell / Noriega / Smith):
The Fantastic Mrs. 10

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Starting in 2012 as a quartet with Oscar Noriega (reeds), Matt Mitchell (piano), and Ches Smith (drums/vibes), then expanded with guitar, saxophonist Tim Berne's Snakeoil now moves to the Swiss Intakt label, swapping guitarists for Marc Ducret, and releasing this fantastically intricate album of Berne compositions + 1 Hemphill piece, launching points for extraordinary soloing!

Berner, Palu / Michael Moore: Amulet [2 CDs]
Berner, Palu / Michael Moore:
Amulet [2 CDs]

(Ramboy -- Netherlands )


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More uncommon than than the sax/drum duo format, reedist Michael Moore performs on clarinet and Paul Berner on contrabass, releasing this double CD of intimately recorded duos, an eclectic mix of standards and original compositions in a lovely and engaging set of lyrical and succinct expression from two eloquent and passionate improvisers.

Bernstein, Steven: Diaspora Suite
Bernstein, Steven:
Diaspora Suite

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Steven Bernstein's fourth installment in his Diaspora series, exploring Jewish tradition through original compositions performed with Ben Goldberg, Peter Apfelbaum, &c.

Berthiaume, Antoine / Donato, Michel / Tanguay, Pierre: Ellen's Bar
Berthiaume, Antoine / Donato, Michel / Tanguay, Pierre:
Ellen's Bar

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Guitarist Antoine Berthiaume leads the trio of Michel Donato (bass) and Pierre Tanguay (drums) in this lively album of eleven original compositions.

Bianco, Tony: Utoma Quartet
Bianco, Tony:
Utoma Quartet

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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Borrowing from Elvin Jones' concepts, drummer Bianco's band uses 2 saxophones (Mike Fletcher and Mark Hanslip), bass (Colin Somervell) and drums, for energetic and ecstatic jazz compositions creating a continual pulse with long lines and looped synchronicity.

Bishop, Jeb Flex Quartet: Re-Collect
Bishop, Jeb Flex Quartet:
Re-Collect

(Not Two -- Poland )


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A set of Jeb Bishop compositions performed at The Hungry Brain in Chicago, from the inventively lyrical quartet of Jeb Bishop (trombone), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Frank Rosaly (drums), and Jason Roebke (bass), performing music written for this same quartet at the invitation of Ken Vandermark for the Okka Festival 7 in Milwaukee; optimistic and joyful modern jazz!

Bisio, Michael Quartet (w/ Berger / Maneri / Dickey): MBefore
Bisio, Michael Quartet (w/ Berger / Maneri / Dickey):
MBefore

(Tao Forms -- USA )


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With the chamber-like orchestration of vibes and viola in the front line, the debut of bassist Michael Bisio's quartet with Karl Berger on vibes and sharing compositional credits, Mat Maneri on viola and Whit Dick on drums, is fueled by masterful improvisation and astute communication, an exemplary album of open-minded creative jazz executed with consummate skill.

Bjorkenheim, Raoul: Solar Winds
Bjorkenheim, Raoul:
Solar Winds

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


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Paying tribute to his musical inspiration John Coltrane, Finnish/NY electric guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim leads a quartet with Silvia Bolognesi on contrabass, Tiziano Tononi on drums & percussion, and Emanuele Parrini on violin, as they perform five Coltrane compositions and two Bjorkenheim originals, a superlative homage to technical brilliance and conceptual vision.

Bjorklund's, Alan Amygdala: History Lesson
Bjorklund's, Alan Amygdala:
History Lesson

(577 Records -- USA )


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One of three albums in a series curated by saxophonist David Schnug and released by 577 Records, trumpeter Alan Bjorklund's Amygdala presents an inventive and adventurous set of compositions, from a succinct 16 seconds to more than 7 minutes on the title track, in a mix of composed and improvised approaches using modern syntax and compositional strategies to compelling effect.

Black, Jim Trio (w/ Elias Stemseder / Thomas Morgan): Reckon
Black, Jim Trio (w/ Elias Stemseder / Thomas Morgan):
Reckon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Making complex rhythms comprehendible, drummer Jim Black and his trio with Thomas Morgan on bass and pianist Elias Stemeseder, present their 4th album, with 11 original compositions by the leader recorded in the studio in Switzerland, reckoning unusual pulses with swinging rhythms over which all three improvise with free and lyrical mastery for brilliant results.

Black, Jim Trio: The Constant
Black, Jim Trio:
The Constant

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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A beautiful example of the modern piano trio, led by in-demand drummer, Jim Black, with Elias Stemeseder the pianist and Thomas Morgan on bass, in a lyrical album that uses Black's compelling and elusive drumming on 9 original Black compositions and one unexpected standard, as all three deliver complex playing that sounds accessible and engaging, a true achievement.

Blake, Ran: Plays Solo Piano
Blake, Ran:
Plays Solo Piano

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


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Reissuing pianist Ran Blake's 1965 ESP release presenting original compositions and works by Ornette Coleman and George Russell, along with arrangements of standards, an expressive and passionate release heralding Blake's long and brilliant career.

Blanc, Michel: Les Onze Tableaux De L'escouade
Blanc, Michel:
Les Onze Tableaux De L'escouade

(D'Autres Cordes -- France )


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French jazz and rock drummer Blanc in an album of extended compositions using unique structures and vocal styles, fascinating colors and tones for unusual works.

Blaser, Samuel / Benoit Delbecq / Gerry Hemingway: Fourth Landscape
Blaser, Samuel / Benoit Delbecq / Gerry Hemingway:
Fourth Landscape

(Nuscope -- USA )


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Trombonist Samuel Blaser leads a trio of Benoit Delbecqu (piano & keys) and Gerry Hemingway (drums & percussion) through 11 tracks that merge modern improvisation with conceptual compositional elements creating intense, introspective & intelligent music.

Blaser, Samuel / Russ Lossing / Billy Mintz: Roundabout / Triple Dip [2 CDs]
Blaser, Samuel / Russ Lossing / Billy Mintz:
Roundabout / Triple Dip [2 CDs]

(Jazzdor -- France )


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Recording in the NY Metropolitan area, this superb 2-CD collection of studio recordings begins with a series of duos between trombonist Samuel Blaser and pianist Russ Lossing performing lyrically and structurally interesting compositions from both performers, then joined by drummer Billy Mintz for a mix of original compositions plus 1 each from Blind Willie Johnson and John H. Mercer.

Blaser, Samuel: 7th Heaven
Blaser, Samuel:
7th Heaven

(Between The Lines -- Germany )


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Based in New York at the time of this recording, Swiss trombonist and composer Samuel Blaser's quartet with Thomas Morgan on double bass, Gerald Cleaver on drums and Scott Dubois on guitar explore rhythmic and tonal approaches to improvisation, bridging modern compositional forms with traditional jazz in energetic playing of an engagingly relaxed mood.

Blaser, Samuel: Solo Bone
Blaser, Samuel:
Solo Bone

(Slam Productions -- UK )


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A magnificent solo performance for Swiss Radio captured at Salle Faller, Conservatoire de La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland in 2007 from trombonist Samuel Blaser, performing seven original, melodically inclined compositions performed with masterful technique and powerfully clear tone, along with an assertive reading of Ellington's "Mood Indigo".

Blaser, Samuel: Spring Rain
Blaser, Samuel:
Spring Rain

(Whirlwind -- Great Britain )


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Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser pays tribute to clarinetist and composer Jimmy Giuffre, in a quartet with Russ Lossing on piano & keys, Drew Gress on double bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, merging Giuffre's lyrical forms to create new and innovative compositions.

Bley, Paul Trio: Touching & Blood, Revisited
Bley, Paul Trio:
Touching & Blood, Revisited

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


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Reissuing two essential and innovative piano trio albums: Paul Bley Trio's 1965 album Touching with Bley on piano, Kent Carter on double bass and Barry Altschul on drums, plus the title track from the 1967 Bley album In Haarlem - Blood with Altschul and Mark Levinson taking the double bass roll, performing compositions by Paul Bley, Carla Bley and Annette Peacock.

Blue Lines Sextet (Rave / Maris / Wierbos / Scheen / van der Weide / Hadow): Live At The BIMhuis
Blue Lines Sextet (Rave / Maris / Wierbos / Scheen / van der Weide / Hadow):
Live At The BIMhuis

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )


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An exceptional live concert of original compositions from pianist Michiel Scheen alongside insightful interpretations of pieces from Charlie Haden and Charles Mingus, plus six collective instant compositions, from the Amsterdam sextet of Scheen, Ada Rave on reeds, Bart Maris on trumpets, Wolter Wierbos on trombone, Raoul van der Weide on bass and George Hadow on drums.

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.

Bones (Ziv Taubenfeld / Shay Hazan / Nir Sabag): Reptiles [VINYL]
Bones (Ziv Taubenfeld / Shay Hazan / Nir Sabag):
Reptiles [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Amsterdam-based bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld leads the Bones trio, performing Taubenfeld's compositions, with double bassist Shay Hazan and drummer Nir Sabag, three friends since their youth, as their improvisation emphasizes lower tones through slowly slinking, saurian improvisation that bridges tonal work and energetic scrabbling.

Borderlands Trio (Stephan Crump / Kris Davis / Eric McPherson): Asteroidea
Borderlands Trio (Stephan Crump / Kris Davis / Eric McPherson):
Asteroidea

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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The New York collective trio of bassist Stephan Crump, pianist Kris Davis and drummer Eric McPherson focuses on starfish (asteroida), which can regenerate lost sections of itself, as this band creates highly focused group compositions that use melodic elements as rhythm and vice versa, recontextualizing and transforming their confident and masterful playing.

Braxton Trio, Anthony: Trio (Glasgow) 2005
Braxton Trio, Anthony:
Trio (Glasgow) 2005

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Double CD of two extended Braxton compositions performed in trio with Taylor Ho Bynum and Tom Crean, recorded at the Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Art in 2005.

Braxton, Anthony : 12+1tet (Victoriaville) 2007
Braxton, Anthony :
12+1tet (Victoriaville) 2007

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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Braxton's Composition 361 is a staggeringly detailed 70 minute tour-de-force for his 12-tet, a work of shifting layers, counter-structures, quiet tensions and scorching explosions.

Braxton, Anthony : Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs]
Braxton, Anthony :
Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


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Newly Distributed in 2021: Composer and jazz master Anthony Braxton performing on piano in a septet with saxophonists Jackson Moore and Andre Vida, bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Mike Szekely, exploring the compositions of Lennie Tristano plus peers Billy Bauer, Connie Crothers, Warne Marsh, Sal Mosca, &c.

Braxton, Anthony : Solo (Victoriaville) 2017
Braxton, Anthony :
Solo (Victoriaville) 2017

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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On the 30th anniversary of the Victo Festival Anthony Braxton took to the stage for a magnificent solo performance on the alto sax, performing 8 spontaneous compositions and an 8+ minute version of "Body and Soul", seamlessly crossing lyrical and complex approaches to the horn using his unique intervallic, trimbral and diagrammatic language, a stunning and embraceable accomplishment.

Braxton, Anthony : Solo Willisau
Braxton, Anthony :
Solo Willisau

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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New Braxton compositions and one standard performed live at Switzerland's Willisau Jazz Festival, 2007

Braxton, Anthony / Ann Rhodes: GTM (Syntax) 2003 [2 CDs]
Braxton, Anthony / Ann Rhodes:
GTM (Syntax) 2003 [2 CDs]

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Anthony Braxton's Ghost Trance Music (GTM) in two compositions (numbers 339 and 340) performed by Braxton on multiple reeds and classically trained experimental vocalist Ann Rhodes.

Braxton, Anthony & Taylor Ho Bynum: Duo (Amherst) 2010 [DVD]
Braxton, Anthony & Taylor Ho Bynum:
Duo (Amherst) 2010 [DVD]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


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Newly Distributed in 2021: Limited edition DVD plus audio files of two extended sets bringing saxophonist Anthony Braxton and cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum together live at Bezanson Recital Hall in Amherst, MA in 2010, performing compositions by both artists.

 

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