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Kuchen, Martin Kuchen / Michaela Antalova: Thunder Before Lightning [VINYL]  <i>[Used Item]</i>
Kuchen, Martin Kuchen / Michaela Antalova:
Thunder Before Lightning [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Kuchen, Martin Kuchen / Michaela Antalova: Thunder Before Lightning [VINYL]
Kuchen, Martin Kuchen / Michaela Antalova:
Thunder Before Lightning [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Borrowing elements from a vast spectrum of improvisatory styles, fueled by a variety of saxophones, tanpura, drums, prepared cymbals and voice, Swedish improviser Martin Küchen (Angles) joins with Slovak percussionist living in Oslo, Michaela Antalová, taking their listeners on a meteorological journey through a remarkable tempest of sound.

Kuchen, Martin: Det Forsvunnas Namn [VINYL]
Kuchen, Martin:
Det Forsvunnas Namn [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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Using baritone and alto saxophones, speakers and an iPod, Swedish improviser Martin Kuchen (Angles, Exploding Customer, UNSK, Looper, &c) takes his listeners on a demented tour of extended technique and curiously unexpected sounds from the saxophone, focusing on textures and non-abrasive approaches to create an abundance of unexpected and oddly engaging, concise improvisations.

Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): Hiljaisuus [VINYL]
Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon):
Hiljaisuus [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Kuzu is a hard-charging but patient trio that came together in the fall of 2017, after saxophonist Dave Rempis, a stalwart of the Chicago improvised music scene, worked with both Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums) individually as part of a lengthy solo tour of the U.S.; this new trio is captured at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in an intense and dynamic live set.

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

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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

La Casa, Eric: L'inspir du Rivage part 2&3  [VINYL 7-inch]
La Casa, Eric:
L'inspir du Rivage part 2&3 [VINYL 7-inch]

(Povertech / Joe Colley -- USA )

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First stock of this 1999 7" from French sound artist Eric La Casa created as part of Joe Colley's "Explorer" series, the title translating to "the shore breathing" where each composition develops from field recordings of water, the first part more naturalist and adhering to the initial recordings, the second using sound processing to create something unique and mesmerizing.

Lacy, Steve & Joe McPhee: The Rest [VINYL]
Lacy, Steve & Joe McPhee:
The Rest [VINYL]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

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A previously unreleased, excellent improvised piece with two soprano saxophones from a concert in June 1977 in Basel, Switzerland when Steve Lacy invited Joe McPhee to join him to close his set.

Lacy, Steve / Andrea Centazzo / Kent Carter: Trio Live [VINYL]
Lacy, Steve / Andrea Centazzo / Kent Carter:
Trio Live [VINYL]

(Ictus -- Italy )

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Recorded a few days after the Ictus duo album Clangs of percussionist and label leader Andrea Centazzo and soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, this 1977 release presents the joyfully sophisticated 1976 concert in Udine, Italy of the percussionist & saxophonist joined in a trio with double bassist Kent Carter, performing 5 improvisations including the 3-part "Tao" series.

Lacy, Steve / Andrea Centazzo: Clangs [VINYL]
Lacy, Steve / Andrea Centazzo:
Clangs [VINYL]

(Ictus -- Italy )

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Reissuing the first release on the Ictus Records label run by percussionist Andrea Centazzo, this 1976 album was the culmination of two weeks of touring through Italy with saxophonist Steve Lacy, presented as a set of improvised free duets investigating timbral relationships, the fragmentation of melody, and abrasive, provocative noise.

Lee, Okkyung / Jerome Noetinger / Nadia Ratsimandresy: Two Duos [VINYL]
Lee, Okkyung / Jerome Noetinger / Nadia Ratsimandresy:
Two Duos [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Recorded during cellist Okkyung Lee's 2019 residency at OTO Cafe, this album presents two duos: the A side with Jerome Noetinger performing on tapes & electronics, processing Lee's cello live to create a virtual trio of incredible technical skill; the B side with a master of the historic keyboard Ondes Martenot, Nadia Ratsimandresy, in an uncommon dialog of strings and synthetics.

Lee, Okkyung: Yeo-Neun [VINYL]
Lee, Okkyung:
Yeo-Neun [VINYL]

(SHELTER PRESS -- France )

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Yeo-Neun Quartet is an experimental chamber music ensemble founded in 2016 by Okkyung Lee on cello, with harpist Maeve Gilchrist, pianist Jacob Sacks, and bassist Eivind Opsvik, in a detailed album merging melodic contemporary composition with free improvisation and unusual technique, as Lee explores her musical history and experiences through ten dramatically elegant works.

Left Exit (Feat Michael Duch / Klaus Holm): Mr. K [VINYL]
Left Exit (Feat Michael Duch / Klaus Holm):
Mr. K [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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This progressive/folk/jazz/improv/experimental/psych quartet from Norway covers a diverse set of approaches to improvisation, from textural, minimalistic and radically abstract, like something AMM would play, using graphic and written notation.

Lehman, Steve Camouflage Trio: Interface [VINYL 2 LPs]
Lehman, Steve Camouflage Trio:
Interface [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Reissuing and re-mixing New York saxophonist Steve Lehman's 2004 album with his previous Camouflage Trio of Mark Dress on double bass and Pheeroan Aklaff on drums, perfoming a stupendous set of original compositions live at Teatro Academica Gil Vicente in Coimbra, Portugal.

Liederkreis (Judith Berkson): Liederkreis [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Liederkreis (Judith Berkson):
Liederkreis [VINYL] [Used Item]

(B. Walter Recordings -- USA )

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NYC vocalist, composer and keyboardist Judith Berkson in the debut album for her one-woman band Liederkreis (translating to "song-cycle", a reference to Schumann), taking a sharp turn from previous work through experimental synth, voice and effects in unique and often aberrant ways.

Lingens, Hannes: Nachthund [VINYL + CD]
Lingens, Hannes:
Nachthund [VINYL + CD]

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Three recordings from percussionist Hans Lingens in his 2nd solo album on Umlaut, working at the intersection between improvised and composed forms of experimental music: "Nacht", a montage of prerecorded layers of mostly rolls and brush sounds; and two recordings in one take using close miking as he performs on a single cymbal with mallets ("Hund") and a bass bow ("Manatee").

Lingens, Hannes: Pieces For Percussion [VINYL]
Lingens, Hannes:
Pieces For Percussion [VINYL]

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

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Compositions for percussion from Berlin drummer and accordionist Hannes Lingens (Musaeum Clausum, Antoine Beuger, Lucio Capece, &c), composed over six years, each using a restricted set of materials, instrument or instrument type, Lingens performing solo, and as a duo and quartet using overdubs, employing microphone techniques for detail and ambiance.

Listening Group (feat. Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Jeff Snyder / Stelios Mihas / Federico Ughi)
Listening Group (feat. Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Jeff Snyder / Stelios Mihas / Federico Ughi):
Live at the Forward Festival 2016 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )

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A live performance at Forward Festival 2016, in Brooklyn, NY, merging chamber music, free improvisation, free and avant jazz and other forms in a an ensemble with Daniel Carter (sax & trumpet), Claire de Brunner (bassoon), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Nick Lyons (sax), Jeff Snyder (electronics), Stelios Mihas (guitar), Jonah Rosenberg (piano), Zach Swanson (bass), and Federico Ughi (drums).

Lopes, Luis: Love Song [VINYL]
Lopes, Luis:
Love Song [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Solo work from Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes, showing a different side to his work with Humanization 4tet or his Noise Solo project, instead presenting a gentler and more romantic music marked by seductive playing with an unexpectedly tender appeal.

Loriot, Frantz / Christian Wolfarth: The Call [VINYL]
Loriot, Frantz / Christian Wolfarth:
The Call [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Two unconventional and experimenting improvisers--French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot and Swiss percussionist Christian Wolfarth--in a deceptive album of acoustic improvisation that elusively takes on electric qualities in the hands of these two innovators, seducing the listener through unusual twists and turns of perfectly paced interactions.

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

(BeCoq -- France )

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

MKM (Norbert Moslang / Jason Kahn / Gunter Muller): Bangalore [VINYL]
MKM (Norbert Moslang / Jason Kahn / Gunter Muller):
Bangalore [VINYL]

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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A stunning album of electroacoustic improv that truly pushes the envelope, from the MKM trio of Gunter Muller on iPods & electronics, Jason Kahn on modular synthesizer, mixer & radio, and Norbert Moslang on cracked everyday electronics, three masters of the form in their 5th Mikroton release after decades working together in configurations on labels like For4Ears.

Machida, Yoshio / Cal Lyall: Premeditation [VINYL 2 10-inch records]
Machida, Yoshio / Cal Lyall:
Premeditation [VINYL 2 10-inch records]

(By the Bluest of Seas -- Japan )

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Both members of the Tokyo band SuperDeluxe, drummer Yoshio Mashida performing on steelpan, gamelan and metal-slit drums, and 5-string banjo player Cal Lyall, performing largely on a tabletop guitar setup augmented with electronics, have developed a lovely and relaxed, compelling language of improvisational forms using structural ideas-based on minimal scalar patterns.

Machinefabriek: As Much As It Is Worth [7-inch VINYL]
Machinefabriek:
As Much As It Is Worth [7-inch VINYL]

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )

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Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, in a 7" release of two tracks developed for a piece commissioned by Marta Alstadsaeter and Kim-Jomi Fischer for their dance piece "as much as it is worth" in 2017, the first an edited version of the final music used for the piece, a complex yet upbeat and bouncy work, the second side expanding and darkening the music.

Machinefabriek: With Drums [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Machinefabriek:
With Drums [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) invited 41 drummer/percussionists including Tony Buck, Vasco Trilla, Tim Barnes, Greg Stuart, Cyril Bondi, &c. to take part in a project by recording a few short fills or phrases, which Zuydervelt used as "Lego Bricks" to build a series of short rhythmical collages, the results being 24 diverse and fascinating compositions.

Made to Break: Lacerba [VINYL]
Made to Break:
Lacerba [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The electroacoustic quartet of Christof Kurzmann (electronics), Devin Hoff (bass), Ken Vandermark (reeds) and Tim Daisy (drums) performing live in Lisbon, an innovative and significant band developing new languages for improvisation.

Magee, Massimo: Toneflower [VINYL]
Magee, Massimo:
Toneflower [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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A solo sax album of patterns and intersections from London writer, artist & musician Massimo Magee, influenced by a wealth of sources from Braxton to Stockhausen, each of the five parts of Toneflower affected through mic placement as Magee builds to wild expressiveness, transforming round tones into stratospheric pitches, using circular breathing for extended expressiveness; stunning!

Mahall, Rudi / Michael Griener: Jazzpreis [VINYL]
Mahall, Rudi / Michael Griener:
Jazzpreis [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Bringing together two acclaimed German improvisers who met in Nuremberg in 1982 as teens--reedist Rudi Mahall and drummer/vibraphonist Michael Griener, "bumbling" around to learn free jazz together, heard now 40 years later as authoritative players recording as a duo in 2020 & 21 in Kotzlin and Berlin for eight energetically creative and buoyantly upbeat dialogs.

Marhaug, Lasse: Void [7" VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Marhaug, Lasse:
Void [7" VINYL] [Used Item]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Two dark works of sound creating a mysterious chasm of drones, pulsations, electronic stretches, and mysterious percussive engines, a strange pair of recordings that definitely fit the title of this 7" record from Norwegian sound experimenter Lasse Marhaug.

Marteau Rouge (Pauvros / Sato / Foussat): ... Un Jour Se Leve [VINYL]
Marteau Rouge (Pauvros / Sato / Foussat):
... Un Jour Se Leve [VINYL]

(Fou Records -- France )

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The free improvising trio of Makoto Sato on drums, Jean-Francois Pauvros on guitar and Jean-Marc Foussat on synthesizer & voice in a studio album of unique electro-acoustic dialog recorded in Paris in 2013.

Master Oogway w/ Henriette Eilertsen: Happy Village [VINYL]
Master Oogway w/ Henriette Eilertsen:
Happy Village [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The 3rd album from the Oslo's Master Oogway quartet of Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitars, Lauritz Heitmann Skeidsvoll on sax, Martin Heggli Mellem on drums and Karl Erik Hornsdalsveen on bass, recorded at their monthly concert series at Kafa Haerverk, joined by flutist Henriette Eilertsen (Billy Meier and Andreas Roysum Ensemble) for four lyrical composed by bassist Hornsdalsveen.

Master Oogway: Earth And Other Worlds [VINYL]
Master Oogway:
Earth And Other Worlds [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The second album from the Norwegian electric jazz quartet of Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Karl Erik Horndalsveen on double bass, and Martin Heggli Mellem on drums, after their 2018 album The Concert Koan on the Clean Feed label, here in six powerfully thrilling tracks of youthful exuberance and impressive skill.

Master Oogway: The Concert Koan [VINYL]
Master Oogway:
The Concert Koan [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Powerful electric jazz roots from the Norwegian quartet of Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, Karl Erik E. Horndalsveen on double bass, and Martin Mellem on drums, shredding inspirations from 60s electric Miles and Ornette, with a rock influenced rhythm section and electric guitar work driving great soloing.

Mateen, Sabir (w/ Steve Swell / Matt Lavelle / Matthew Heyner / Michael Thompson): Prophecies Come T
Mateen, Sabir (w/ Steve Swell / Matt Lavelle / Matthew Heyner / Michael Thompson):
Prophecies Come To Pass [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )

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Saxophonist Sabir Mateen's NY based Shapes, Textures, and Sound Ensemble with Steve Swell on trombone, Matt Lavelle on trumpet, Matthew Heyner on bass and Michael T.A. Thompson on drums, run though a gamut of post-bop and collective, creative jazz forms with energy, incredible dexterity, and tremendous group interplay, a great example of the modern spirit of jazz.

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
Survival Situation [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )

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Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.

Mathisen / Svendsen / Wildhagen: Momentum  [VINYL]
Mathisen / Svendsen / Wildhagen:
Momentum [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With a list of projects including Shagma, The Core, Zanussi 5 and Mopti, the trio of Jorgen Mathisen (sax), Christian Meaas Svendsen (bass) and Andreas Wildhagen (drums), "Momentum" is an apt name for their uniquely building, unpredictable and atypical improvisations.

Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn: Ljubljana [VINYL]
Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn:
Ljubljana [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Celebrating the 400th release of Clean Feed Records, Swedish free jazz phenomenon, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson meets with NY jazz pianist Craig Taborn for an unlikely yet highly satisfying encounter that pushes each improviser into unfamiliar, edge-of-their seats, territory.

Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Mattin :
Songbook #5 [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )

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Mattin takes 5 spontaneous 5-minute songs from 5 musicians, and a 25 minute concert structured by 5 instructions based on those song titles, then records vocals for the 5 songs as a singing lecture, then superimposes all 3 to create the five 5-minutes songs on this album.

Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Mattin :
Songbook #5 [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )

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Mattin takes 5 spontaneous 5-minute songs from 5 musicians, and a 25 minute concert structured by 5 instructions based on those song titles, then records vocals for the 5 songs as a singing lecture, then superimposes all 3 to create the five 5-minutes songs on this album.

Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL]
Mattin :
Songbook #5 [VINYL]

(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )

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Mattin takes 5 spontaneous 5-minute songs from 5 musicians, and a 25 minute concert structured by 5 instructions based on those song titles, then records vocals for the 5 songs as a singing lecture, then superimposes all 3 to create the five 5-minutes songs on this album.

Mattin: Songbook #6 [VINYL]
Mattin:
Songbook #6 [VINYL]

(Munster Records, Insulin Addicted Records, Cruditˇs Tapes -- E.U. )

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Spanish sound artist and vocalist Mattin in his 6th "Songbook" album, performed with Farahnaz Hatam, Pan Daijing, Colin Hacklander, Werner Dafeldecker, and Dean Roberts, a vicious mix of essentially no-wave rock and experimental music, six songs at exactly six minutes each covering topics of the conflicts, confusion and frustrations of our modern age.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL]
Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

McCowen, John: Models of Duration [VINYL]
McCowen, John:
Models of Duration [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A co-release with Dinzu Artefacts, clarinetist John McCowen continues his investigation into the physical possibilites of the clarinet family, here on contrabass clarinet for four fully acoustic recordings of continuous tones and unexpected aural phenomena through circular breathing while generating intense harmonics and multiphonics of earth-shaking ferocity.

McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (feat. Elliot Sharp, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid): Silenced II - Vi
McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (feat. Elliot Sharp, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid):
Silenced II - Views from the Auction Block [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- 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.

McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (feat. Nels Cline / Arnold Lee / Melvin Gibbs / David Hofstra / V
McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (feat. Nels Cline / Arnold Lee / Melvin Gibbs / David Hofstra / Vernon Reid / CX Kidtronik):
Silenced [VINYL]

(577 Records -- 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.

McPhee, Joe / Jen Clare Paulson / Brian Labycz: The Mystery J [VINYL]
McPhee, Joe / Jen Clare Paulson / Brian Labycz:
The Mystery J [VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Taking its title from the rum-running yacht on which McPhee's father sailed from Nassau to Miami, this free electroaoustic improvised concert with Joe McPhee on pocket cornet & alto saxophone, Jen Clare Paulson on viola and Brian Labycz on electronics was captured live in 2014 at the Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during Okka Fest 6, released as CvsD's first vinyl LP.

McPhee, Joe / Tomeka Reid: Let Our Rejoicing Rise [VINYL]
McPhee, Joe / Tomeka Reid:
Let Our Rejoicing Rise [VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Preceded by Joe McPhee's reading of two poems — "Alone Together" and "Nation Time For Real This Time" — tenor saxophonist & trumpeter Joe McPhee and cellist Tomeka Reid observe the first observance as an official US Holiday of Juneteenth, after the reading performing an emotional 33-minute improvisation that includes the 19th century hymn "Lift Every Voice and Sing".

Mcphee, Joe & Chris Corsano: Scraps and Shadows [VINYL]
Mcphee, Joe & Chris Corsano:
Scraps and Shadows [VINYL]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

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The second release from the duo of Joe McPhee and Chris Corsano, seven pieces from ballads to combustible free playing in an album dedicated to Fred Anderson, Paul Flaherty, Han Bennink, Kidd Jordan, &c.

Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba: Causa y Efecto Vol. 1 [VINYL]
Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba:
Causa y Efecto Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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The first volume of powerful free playing and intimate conversation bringing together two New York-based improvisers, Cuban native drummer/percussionist Francisco Mela and Tennessee native reed & wind player Zoh Amba, both sharing a mountain region upbringing that brings a uniquely reflective quality to their playing, fortified by the exploratory NY improv scene.

Mela, Francisco feat. Cooper-Moore / William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 2 [VINYL]
Mela, Francisco feat. Cooper-Moore / William Parker:
Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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The second volume of Music Frees Our Souls, the trio of Francisco Mela on drums, Cooper-Moore on piano and William Parker on bass, recording in the studio in Brooklyn two extended, far reaching and powerful collective improvisations of music performed under the influence of Mela's work with, mentorship by and encouragement from pianist McCoy Tyner.

Mela, Francisco feat. Matthew Shipp / William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1 [VINYL]
Mela, Francisco feat. Matthew Shipp / William Parker:
Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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A member of pianist McCoy Tyner's Trio and Joe Lavano's Quartet, New York drummer Francisco Mela's own career as a leader is heard in this energetic trio album with two of NY's finest--pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker--recording in the studio in Brooklyn in 2020 for two extended and powerful collective improvisations and a brief "Dark Light".

Mendoza, Ava / Maxime Petit / Will Guthrie: [7-inch VINYL]
Mendoza, Ava / Maxime Petit / Will Guthrie:
[7-inch VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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An excellent instrumental 7-inch from the trio of Ava Mendoza on guitar, Maxime Petit on bass and Will Guthrie on drums, recording in the studio in France, four rocking pieces showing the band's chops, quirky asides, and aggressive yet clean playing style.

Miguel, Sei: O Carro De Fogo De Sei Miguel [VINYL]
Miguel, Sei:
O Carro De Fogo De Sei Miguel [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Recording live in the Namouche Studios in Lisbon in 2018, trumpeter Sei Miguel's octet performs a large work translating to "Fire Car", inspired by William Blake's "Jerusalem" (Chariot of Fire), reminding of early 70's Miles/fusion work as organist Andre Goncalves creates an atmospheric backbone over which the band introduces repetition and variation; mysterious and singular.

Milasius, Juozas / Tomas Kutavicius / Dalius Naujokaitis, featuring Lithuanian Young Composers Orche
Milasius, Juozas / Tomas Kutavicius / Dalius Naujokaitis, featuring Lithuanian Young Composers Orchestra:
Live At Willisau, 1993 [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A raucous and passionate concert led by the trio of Juozas Milasius on guitar, Tomas Kutavicius on piano, and Dalius Naujokaitis on drums, with the Lithuanian Young Composers Orchestra assisting on voice, cymbals, clapping, and "trampling", creating moments of adventurous disorder that lead to beautiful passages of heartfelt playing, in what must have been a marvel to experience.

Miller, Ben: In the Moment [VINYL]
Miller, Ben:
In the Moment [VINYL]

(Two Rooms -- USA )

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Destroy All Monsters and Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra guitarist Ben Miller in an album of experimental solo guitar works, augmenting his guitar with effects, synthesizer, bass, tapes and radio to create seven fascinating works that reflect on his rock background through solid rhythmic and melodic hooks, but also captivates through unusual and suprising sonic elements.

Mitchell, Roscoe: Dots / Pieces For Percussion And Woodwinds [VINYL]
Mitchell, Roscoe:
Dots / Pieces For Percussion And Woodwinds [VINYL]

(Wide Hive -- USA )

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Using his own percussion array, particularly bells and ringing objects, and a variety of woodwinds focused around the saxophone family, AACM legend Roscoe Mitchell recorded these 19 compositions at his home studio during the pandemic lockdowns, creating fascinatingly introspective, atmospheric and resonant environments over which he distinctively overdubs his saxophone.

Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek: Star Splitter [VINYL]
Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek:
Star Splitter [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Referencing the poem "Star-splitter" by Robert Frost, Italian improviser Gabriele Mitelli on cornet, soprano sax & alto flugelhorn, and Chicago improviser Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, both using electronics, object & voice, create a spiritually rich and warm series, "gazing" at four planets through immersive, unique and authoritative performance; exceptional.

Mockunas, Liudas / Christian Windfeld: Pacemaker [VINYL LINOCUT ART]
Mockunas, Liudas / Christian Windfeld:
Pacemaker [VINYL LINOCUT ART]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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An unusual sax and drum duo between Lithuanian saxophonist Liudas Mockunas, here performing on contrabass and prepared clarinet, tenor & soprano saxophones, with Christian Windfeld performing on prepared drum kit, drums, drums and cymbals, in two side-long improvisations, the first focusing on sonic subtlety, the second a rompingly idiosyncratic and energetic set.

Mockunas, Liudas : Hydro [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Mockunas, Liudas :
Hydro [VINYL] [Used Item]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Lithuanian reedist Liudas Mockunas in an unusual record of clarinet and saxophone improvisations, from solo work of powerful technique to pieces using water prepared instruments to create a wealth of bubbling and aberrant sound on the instrument, side A presenting the 7 part "Hydration Suite", Side B the 3 part "Rehydration", and "Dehydration".

Mockunas, Liudas : Hydro [VINYL]
Mockunas, Liudas :
Hydro [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Lithuanian reedist Liudas Mockunas in an unusual record of clarinet and saxophone improvisations, from solo work of powerful technique to pieces using water prepared instruments to create a wealth of bubbling and aberrant sound on the instrument, side A presenting the 7 part "Hydration Suite", Side B the 3 part "Rehydration", and "Dehydration".

Mohanna, Nickolas: Sight Drawings [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
Mohanna, Nickolas:
Sight Drawings [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Run/Off Editions -- USA )

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Using sources from the world about him--field recordings, sampled orchestral noises, and voice recorders--New York composer and sound artist Nickolas Mohanna explores the spatial impressions of sound within a delicate acousmatic language, weaving inexplicable sounds into reorganized, recognizable components, creating a solid and compelling structural language.

Mollestad, Hedvig / Trondheim Jazz Orchestra: Maternity Beat [VINYL 2 LPs]
Mollestad, Hedvig / Trondheim Jazz Orchestra:
Maternity Beat [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Working again with the 12-piece, expressive Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Norwegian guitarist and composer Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen recorded this double LP in the studio in Halden in 2021, for 9 long form epics that bridge and merge rock and jazz genres, in both instrumental work and songs that explore the nature of family and issues of social justice.

Mollestad, Hedvig / Trondheim Jazz Orchestra: Maternity Beat
Mollestad, Hedvig / Trondheim Jazz Orchestra:
Maternity Beat

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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A large work composed and arranged by Norwegian guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen for the 12-piece Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, this album shows Mollestad's increasing range in expressive work that extends boundaries between composed, improvised and rock music, with authoritative playing balancing serious concepts from pandemic or motherhood with playfully whimsical moments.

Mollestad, Hedvig : Tempest Revisited [VINYL]
Mollestad, Hedvig :
Tempest Revisited [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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For her 2nd solo record aside from her rock trio, guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen expands her orchestration to an octet, adding jazz-rock elements while balancing scorching playing with lyrical and open passages, as she pays tribute to Arne Nordheim's 1979 composition for Shakespeare's "The Tempest", and for her own experiences of furious weather in her home town of Ålesund.

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead [VINYL]
Mollestad, Hedvig Trio:
Ding Dong. You're Dead [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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A scorching album of instrumental rock bridging avant, prog and jazz/rock forms, from the inspired and burning Norwegian band led by guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen and her trio with bassist Ellen Brekken and drummer Ivar Loe Bjornstad; reference John McLaughlin, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, or just focus on the powerhouse that is the Hedvig Mollestad Trio.

Mollestad, Hedvig: Ekhidna [VINYL]
Mollestad, Hedvig:
Ekhidna [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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In 2018 guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen received an invitation from the festival at Vossajazz commissioning a work for the 2019 festival, for which she expanded her instrumental rock trio to a sextet with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, drummer Torstein Lofthus (Elephant9), percussionist Ole Mofjell, and keyboardists Marte Eberson & Erlend Slettevoll.

Moore, Thurston / Umut Caglar: Dunia [VINYL]
Moore, Thurston / Umut Caglar:
Dunia [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recorded in Istanbul, Turkey, guitarist Thurston Moore teams up with Konstrukt guitarist Umut Caglar to record these three rich and twisting pieces, each guitarist extracting unique performances from the other over three pieces that draw on technique and effects to create fragile and heavy sonic environments, an impressive album of modern guitar potential.

Morris, Joe / Damon Smith: Gusts Against Particles  [VINYL]
Morris, Joe / Damon Smith:
Gusts Against Particles [VINYL]

(Open Systems Records -- USA )

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The first concentrated duo of two improvisers who have worked together in other groupings since 2006 from guitarist Joe Morris and double bassist Damon Smith, recording a set of five extended and technically stunning conversations, a mesh of texture and motion through charged creative drive, merging their strings among often inexplicable technique to create thrilling dialogs.

Morsanek / Vinekeeper: Split LP [VINYL]
Morsanek / Vinekeeper:
Split LP [VINYL]

(Kazemat -- The Netherlands )

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Morsanek (aka Mark Morse) in a edited piece, 181 "tracks" of varied instrumentation; and the mysterious Vinekeeper in a complex organized sound work.

Moser, Michael: Antiphon Stein [2 Vinyl LPs]
Moser, Michael:
Antiphon Stein [2 Vinyl LPs]

(Edition Rz -- Austria )

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A site-specific sound installation in the nave and choir of Minoritenkirche in Krems/Stein that engages with the architecture and sound of this church space from composer Michael Moser working with Berndt Thurner, Klaus Lang, Hannah Schwegler and Nik Hummer.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing : Disasters Vol. 1 [VINYL]
Mostly Other People Do The Killing :
Disasters Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(Hot Cup -- USA )

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Each of the compositions from bassist Moppa Elliot for this trio version of MOPDTK with Ron Stabinsky on piano & synthesizer and Kevin Shea on drums & synthesizer, is named after a Pennsylvania town that has experienced a disaster, including floods, fires, nuclear meltdowns, &c, re-imagining each event through complex and surprisingly lyrical compositions.

Motorpsycho: Ancient Astronauts [VINYL]
Motorpsycho:
Ancient Astronauts [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Four new tracks from the incredibly prolific Norwegian long form rock band Motorpsycho of Bent Saether on bass & vocals, Hans Magnus on guitar & vocals and the departing album for drummer Tomas Jarmyr, in a well-balanced release of songs and instrumental work including their longest piece to date, a theme from an imagined movie; sophisticated & intelligent modern rock.

Motorpsycho: The All Is One [VINYL 2 LPs]
Motorpsycho:
The All Is One [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Led by Bent Sæther, Hans Magnus Ryan and Kjell Runar Jenssen, this Norwegian prog-oriented improvising rock band is perhaps one of the finest active currently, here in a double album featuring music from 2 sessions, the 1st at Black Box Studio in France with Reine Fiske (Dungen), and the 2nd at Ocean Sound Studio in Norway with Lars Horntveth (Jaga Jazzist) and Ola Kvernberg (Steamdome).

Mulelid, Kjetil Trio: Who Do You Love The Most? [VINYL]
Mulelid, Kjetil Trio:
Who Do You Love The Most? [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Austria )

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The 3rd album from this young Norwegian piano trio led by composer Kjetil A Mulelid with double bassist Bjørn Marius Hegge and drummer Andreas Skår Winther, presenting ten lyrical compositions of strong melodies and solid and expressive rhythmic foundations, a thoughtfully beautiful and sophisticated album of exquisite modern jazz.

Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders: Shifa - Live In Oslo [VINYL]
Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders:
Shifa - Live In Oslo [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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Performing as part of the Blow Out Festival 2019, the UK improvising trio Shifa, meaning "healing", of Rachel Musson on tenor saxophone, Pat Thomas on piano, and Mark Sanders on drums, are captured live in Oslo for four dramatic and masterful collective improvisations, passionate and building works, releasing their tension and rebuilding in powerful waves.

Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders: Shifa: Live at Cafe Oto [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders:
Shifa: Live at Cafe Oto [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- 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.



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