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June 14-16: More than 200 albums on sale at Distribution Prices!

Melodic and Lyrical Jazz


 
All Included: Satan in Plain Clothes [VINYL]
All Included:
Satan in Plain Clothes [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $22.95    




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With members from Angles, Universal Indians, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Friends and Neighbors, &c. the quintet of Martin Kuchen (sax), Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Mats Aleklin (trombone), Jon Rune Strom (bass) and Tollef Ostvang (drums) play modern, energetic jazz that kicks Satan's ass; highly recommended!

All Included (Kuchen / Johansson / Aleklint / Strom / Ostvang): Satan in Plain Clothes
All Included (Kuchen / Johansson / Aleklint / Strom / Ostvang):
Satan in Plain Clothes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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With members from Angles, Universal Indians, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Friends and Neighbors, &c. the quintet of Martin Kuchen (sax), Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Mats Aleklin (trombone), Jon Rune Strom (bass) and Tollef Ostvang (drums) play modern, energetic jazz that kicks Satan's ass; highly recommended!

Berger, Karl: Gently Unfamiliar
Berger, Karl:
Gently Unfamiliar

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Pianist, vibraphonist, and composer Karl Berger presents his 2nd release in a trilogy of Tzadik CDs that started with the solo "Strangely Familiar", here in a trio with Joe Fonda on bass and Harvey Sorgen on drums, lyrical free bop jazz in 7 rich and distinctive movements.

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.

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

(Whirlwind -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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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.

Burrell, Dave / Steve Swell: Turning Point
Burrell, Dave / Steve Swell:
Turning Point

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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The 3rd in a series of 5 suites from pianist Dave Burrell commemorating the people and events of the American Civil War, a mature and passionate work performed in a duo with NY trombonist Steve Swell, performed live at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia.

Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark): Western Automatic
Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark):
Western Automatic

(Aerophonic -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Four generations of Chicago saxophonists--Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams, and Nick Mazzarella--come together in an interactive saxophone quartet with each player providing 2 compositions of well-developed, powerful, engaging free and lyrical jazz.

Compassionate Dictatorship: Cash Cows
Compassionate Dictatorship:
Cash Cows

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Guitarist Jez Franks and saxophonist Tori Freestone co-lead this quartet in a sophisticated take on melodic yet complex, hard driving jazz, intelligent playing for a modern age.

Cortex: Live!
Cortex:
Live!

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Four Norwegian jazz musicians--Thomas Johansson (cornet), Kristoffer Alberts (reeds), Ola Hoyer (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums)--representatives of a new generation of Scandinavian jazzmen playing creative music with the tools and forms of the older generation.

Cortex: Live! [VINYL 2 LPs]
Cortex:
Live! [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $32.95    




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Four Norwegian jazz musicians--Thomas Johansson (cornet), Kristoffer Alberts (reeds), Ola Hoyer (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums)--representatives of a new generation of Scandinavian jazzmen playing creative music with the tools and forms of the older generation.

Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: Double Windsor
Sylvie Courvoisier Trio:
Double Windsor

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Sylvie Courvoisier's first recording for piano trio, performed with Drew Gress on bass and Kenny Wollensen, 9 passionate original compositions balancing melodic traditional work with through-composed and purely free playing; exceptional!

Davis, Kris Infrasound (w/ Goldberg / Noriega / Badenhorst / Bishop / Radley / Versace / Black): Sav
Davis, Kris Infrasound (w/ Goldberg / Noriega / Badenhorst / Bishop / Radley / Versace / Black):
Save Your Breath

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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A superb octet including pianist and leader Kris Davis providing innovative compositions, with the powerful support of Ben Goldberg, Oscar Noriega, Joachim Badenhorst & Andrew Bishop on reeds, Nate Radley on guitar, Gary Versace on organ, and Jim Black on drums.

Day & Taxi (Gallio / Jeger / Meier): Artists [2 CDs]
Day & Taxi (Gallio / Jeger / Meier):
Artists [2 CDs]

(Percaso -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Balancing jazz and contemporary music, the Swiss trio of Christoph Gallio (saxes), Silvan Jeger (double bass) and David Meier (drums), continues the history of this touring band that started in 1989, here in their 8th release of excellent modern jazz.

De Beren Gieren plus Susana Santos Silva: The Detour Fish (Live in Ljubljana)
De Beren Gieren plus Susana Santos Silva:
The Detour Fish (Live in Ljubljana)

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Performing live at the 2014 Ljubljana Jazz Festival, this piano jazz trio led by Fulco Ottervanger with Lieven Van Pee on bass and Simon Segers on drums performed with special guest Susana Silva for a lyrical set of creative free improv borrowing from a variety of styles.

De Villiers Jr., Jerry: The Turning Point Archives
De Villiers Jr., Jerry:
The Turning Point Archives

(Timeless Momentum -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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A retrospective album from Canadian fusion guitarist and composer Jerry De Villiers Jr, active in the Montreal jazz scene in the 1990s and known for the theme song to the Emmy Award winning show Arthur sung by Ziggy Marley, here with 7 studio and 7 live tracks.

Delbecq, Benoit 3: INK
Delbecq, Benoit 3:
INK

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Miles Perkin takes the late bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel's place in pianist Benoit Delbecq's trio with Emile Biavenda on drums and percussion, in an inventive and lyrical album balancing structure versus improvisational freedom in engaging ways.

Drumheller: Sometimes Machine
Drumheller:
Sometimes Machine

(Barnyard -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The Toronto jazz quintet Drumheller with Nick Fraser on drums, Eric Chenaux on guitar, Brodie West on sax, Rob Cloutton on bass and Doug Tielli on trombone mix avant and traditional jazz with a variety of musical forms to create persuasive and thoroughly enjoyable music.

Dunmall / Edwards / Gibbs / Sanders: Boundless
Dunmall / Edwards / Gibbs / Sanders:
Boundless

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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An incredible display of virtuosity and free jazz melodicism led by saxophonist Paul Dunmall, with dual guitars from Barry Edwards and Philip Gibbs, and Mark Sanders' propulsive drumming.

Edelin, Michel Quartet: Resurgence
Edelin, Michel Quartet:
Resurgence

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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French artists Michel Edelin (flute), Jacques Di Donato (reeds), Jean-Jacques Avenel (bass) and Simon Goubert (drums) in a melodic and creative jazz album that surprises in beautiful and unusual compositional structures.

Ellman, Liberty Sextet: Radiate
Ellman, Liberty Sextet:
Radiate

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Guitarist Liberty Ellman leads a sextet with Steve Lehman (alto sax), Jose Davila (tuba), Stephan Crump (bass), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) and Damon Reid (drums) in a diverse collection of eight original compositions of energetic, lyrical and informed NY jazz.

ElSaffar, Amir: Inana
ElSaffar, Amir:
Inana

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar and his quintet expand the sonic possibilities of jazz by building on the modal music of the Iraqi maqam, adding a microtonal harmonic and melodic language influenced by the pitch-flexibility of Middle Eastern music.

ElSaffar, Amir Two Rivers Ensemble: Crisis
ElSaffar, Amir Two Rivers Ensemble:
Crisis

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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NY trumpeter Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble, exploring the juncture between jazz and music of the Middle East through sophisticated and lyrically stunning music, here focusing on revolution, civil war, and sectarian violence; a culture's struggle for survival.

Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus : From The Inside Of A Cloud
Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus :
From The Inside Of A Cloud

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )


Price: $13.95    




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Recorded live, this collaboration of saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and drummer Samuel Rohrer with Vincent Courtois on cello, and Frank Mobus on guitar, blends jazz, rock, and chamber approaches in beautifully panoramic improvisation of subtle yet capricious intent.

Evans, Charles / Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky: On Beauty
Evans, Charles / Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky:
On Beauty

(More Is More -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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NY baritone saxophonist Charles Evans wrote this through-composed 9 part work for soprano saxophone great David Liebman, who joins Evans in a quartet with pianist Ron Stabinsky and bassist Tony Marino, performing a chamber jazz work of strong melody and subtle allure.

Evidence (Cartier / Derome / Tanguay): Monk Work
Evidence (Cartier / Derome / Tanguay):
Monk Work

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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After 14 years this Montreal trio dedicated to the works of Thelonius Monk, comprised of Jean Derome on alto and baritone sax, Pierre Cartier on electric bass, and Pierre Tanguay on drums, returns with 11 exuberant recordings including "Brilliant Corners", "Pannonica", &c.

Gato Libre: Nomad
Gato Libre:
Nomad

(No Man's Land -- Japan )


Price: $15.95    




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Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and Satoko Fujii on accordion with guitarist Kazuhiko Tsumura and bassist Nirkatsu Koreyasu in their 2nd Gato Libre release, sophisticated, upbeat, melodic jazz.

Gauci, Stephen / Kirk Knuffke / Ken Filiano: Chasing Tales
Gauci, Stephen / Kirk Knuffke / Ken Filiano:
Chasing Tales

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The NY trio of saxophonist Stephen Gauci, cornetist Kirk Knuffke and bassist Ken Filiano in a set of group improvisations plus compositions from each player, great melodic and interactive playing from three exceptional players.

Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall: Blithe Spirit
Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall:
Blithe Spirit

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Saxophonist Rob Hall And pianist Chick Lyall in a charming album of modern jazz that reflects their Scottish roots in lilting original compositions of melodic distinction.

Hertenstein, Joe HNH (Hertenstein / Niggenkemper / Heberer): [2nd release]
Hertenstein, Joe HNH (Hertenstein / Niggenkemper / Heberer):
[2nd release]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Drummer Joe Herteinstein's followup to his 1st Clean Feed HNH album from his New York trio with Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and Thomas Heberer on cornet, adding a New York attitude to European modern jazz, with oustanding playing using a mix of traditional and inventive approaches.

Johnson, Max / Ingrid Laubrock / Mat Maneri / Tomas Fujiwara: The Prisoner
Johnson, Max / Ingrid Laubrock / Mat Maneri / Tomas Fujiwara:
The Prisoner

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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A sophisticaed album of modern jazz inspired by the 1968 British TV show of the same name; atmospheric to melodic free music composed by New York bassist Max Johnson and performed with Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Mat Maneri (viola) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).

Jorgensmann, Theo Quartet: Snijbloemen
Jorgensmann, Theo Quartet:
Snijbloemen

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Clarinetist Theo Jorgensmann's quartet with double bassist Christian Ramond, drummer Klaus Kugel, and vibraphonist Christopher Dell recording in the studio in German, 1999.

Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet: Afterimage
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet:
Afterimage

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A live recording made in April 2014 at Mike Reed's Constellation in Chicago of pianist Karayorgis Quintet with Dave Rempis (sax), Keefe Jackson (reeds), Nate McBride (bass) and Frank Rosaly (drums), bridging post-bop and avant jazz in sophisticated and lyrical ways.

Lacy, Steve: School Days (1960/3)
Lacy, Steve:
School Days (1960/3)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Presenting a 1963 gig by the quartet of Steve Lacy (saxophone), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Dennis Charles (drums) and Henry Grimes (bass), playing piano-less interpretations of the music of Thelonious Monk; plus Lacy with the Monk Quintet live in Philadelphia, 1960.

Landaeus, Mathias: Into Life
Landaeus, Mathias:
Into Life

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )


Price: $16.95    




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Pianist Mathias Landaeus leads his trio with Johnny Aman on bass and Jonas Holgersson on drums through five original pieces, a mazurka by Chopin, and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", an eclectic take on the piano trio blending modern techniques with both traditional and creative compositions.

Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra: Live In Ljubljana
Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra:
Live In Ljubljana

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A joyful and sophisticated performance from bassist and leader Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra, an 8-piece band including Nate Wooley, Susana Silva, Reut Regev, David Bindman, Avram Fefer, Adam Lane & Igal Foni performing live at the 53rd Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

Lightcap, Chris Bigmouth: Epicenter
Lightcap, Chris Bigmouth:
Epicenter

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Bassist Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth features 2 saxophonists--Chris Cheek and Tony Malaby, Craig Tabor on keys and Gerald Cleavers on drums, in 8 melodic tracks inspired by landmarks of NYC and influenced by jazz tradition, West African music, pop hooks, and more.

Lundbom, Jon & Big Five Chord With Irabagon / Murray / Elliott / Fischer + Kanelos: Quavers! Quavers
Lundbom, Jon & Big Five Chord With Irabagon / Murray / Elliott / Fischer + Kanelos:
Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! Quavers!

(Hot Cup Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The fourth release from NY guitarist Lundbom's Big Five Chord, wide ranging jazz tunes with two saxes (Irabagon and Murray) in a band with great technical and melodic power!

Miano, Tonino / Brian Groder: FluiDensity
Miano, Tonino / Brian Groder:
FluiDensity

(Latham / Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The duo of pianist Tonino Miano and trumpeter Brian Groder, both NY based, in a sophisticated jazz duo that borrows from melodic, avant and compositional jazz forms in a strong and compelling dialog.

Mitchell, Nicole Sonic Projections (Mitchell / Taborn / Boykin / Taylor): The Secret Escapades Of Ve
Mitchell, Nicole Sonic Projections (Mitchell / Taborn / Boykin / Taylor):
The Secret Escapades Of Velvet Andersen

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell's NY band with Craig Taborn (piano & wurlitzer), David Boykin (sax), Chad Taylor (drums & guitar) in a tribute to her mentor, the late saxophonist Fred Anderson and his Velvet Lounge club, in an excellent mix of free and melodic playing.

Moondoc, Jemeel / Connie Crothers: Two
Moondoc, Jemeel / Connie Crothers:
Two

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Two New York jazz originals, pianist Connie Crothers and alto saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc, performing 6 improvisations and one original compositions from each artist; melodic and deeply sensitive playing.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Blue
Mostly Other People Do The Killing:
Blue

(Hot Cup Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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New York's brilliant band takes on Miles Davis' classic "Kind of Blue" in a note-for-note recreation, a head-scratching anomaly that is as close to performing a perfect replica as is imaginable.

Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity (Roligheten / Eldh / Nilssen): Firehouse
Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity (Roligheten / Eldh / Nilssen):
Firehouse

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen (Zanussi 5, Bushman's Revenge, Puma, &c.) leads his new Acoustic Unity trio of Petter Eldh on double bass and Andre Roligheten (Albatrosh) on sax through 8 tightly conceived original jazz compositions with contributions from all 3 players.

Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity (Roligheten / Eldh / Nilssen): Firehouse [VINYL]
Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity (Roligheten / Eldh / Nilssen):
Firehouse [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $24.95    




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Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen (Zanussi 5, Bushman's Revenge, Puma, &c.) leads his new Acoustic Unity trio of Petter Eldh on double bass and Andre Roligheten (Albatrosh) on sax through 8 tightly conceived original jazz compositions with contributions from all 3 players.

No Pair (Chiapperini / Elia / Trapani / Fusco): Chaos and Order
No Pair (Chiapperini / Elia / Trapani / Fusco):
Chaos and Order

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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A mix of free jazz, rock, and avant-garde experimental music from clarinetist Francesco Chiapperini in a quartet with Gianluca Elia on tenor sax, Dario Trapani on electric guitar, and Anotonio Fusco on drums; lyrical modern jazz with a good dose of free chaos.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio: The Gift
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio:
The Gift

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The trio of saxophonist Ivo Perelman with pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist Michael Bisio (both part of Shipp's trio) in an explorative album of creative, energetic, and melodic jazz.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker: Book Of Sound
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker:
Book Of Sound

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.45    




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A single extended work in 6 parts from the trio of Ivo Perelman (sax), Matthew Shipp (piano) and William Parker (bass), emotional and masterful music from a trio that has developed their sound over years working together; superb!

Roebke, Jason: Every Sunday
Roebke, Jason:
Every Sunday

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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The music of bassist Jason Roebke and his trio of guitarist Matthew Schneider and drummer Marcus Evan is rooted in the leader's solid bass work and the tasteful and informed lyrical freedom of his sidemen, as heard in this live performace Chicago's Hungry Brain.

Roots Magic (Popolla / Defabriths / Tedeschi / Spera / Ventiucci): Hoodoo Blues
Roots Magic (Popolla / Defabriths / Tedeschi / Spera / Ventiucci):
Hoodoo Blues

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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An Italian quartet playing rootsy jazz and blues compositions from John Carter, Charley Patton, Julius Hemphill, Phil Cohran, Sun Ra, Blind Willie Johnson, Olu Dara, alongside and a few originals; gutsy, informed, spell-binding Hoodoo from the delta blues to outer space.

Sandstrom, Nisse Quintet: Live at Crescendo
Sandstrom, Nisse Quintet:
Live at Crescendo

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )


Price: $15.95    




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A live recording of lyrical post-bop jazz from Swedish legend, tenor saxophnoist Nisse Standstrom, in a live recording from 2014 fronting a quintet of creative players Jonas Kullhammar on tenor sax, Leio Lindberg on piano, Kenji Rabson on bass, and Moussa Fadera on drums.

Schott, John: John Schott's Actual Trio
Schott, John:
John Schott's Actual Trio

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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San Francisco Bay Area guitarist John Schott (Junk Genius, T.J. Kirk, Tom Waits) in his 3rd release on Tzadik with his trio of Dan Seamans on bass and John Hanes on drums, 8 upbeat compositions including one for James Blood Ulmer; lyrical pieces with tight interplay.

Sepiasonic: Sepiasonic
Sepiasonic:
Sepiasonic

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )


Price: $13.95    




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The sepiasonic ensemble, originally created by Claudio Puntin, Insa Rudolph and Samuel Rohrer, documented here on Arjunamusic, in improvisations, songs and soundscapes blend voice, 3 flutes, reeds, electronics and song in sublime ways.

Sharp Trio, Elliott: Aggregat
Sharp Trio, Elliott:
Aggregat

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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NY saxophonist/guitarist, composer and conceptualist Elliot Sharps Trio with bassist Brad Jones and drummer Ches Smith using written scores to guide rhythmic and melodic jazz into unlikely and fascinating structures.

Shipp, Matthew Trio: To Duke
Shipp, Matthew Trio:
To Duke

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Pianist Matthew Shipp's trio with Whit Dickey on drums and Michael Bisio on bass, take on Duke's Ellington's classic compositions, adding free elements and unexpected angles without losing the melodic charm of these classic jazz standards; recommended.

Tarbaby (Waits / Evans / Revis / + Lake & Ducret ): Fanon
Tarbaby (Waits / Evans / Revis / + Lake & Ducret ):
Fanon

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Tarbaby (Orrin Evans on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums) is joined by saxophonist Oliver Lake and guitarist Marc Ducret for an album inspired by philosopher, psychologist and revolutionary Franz Fanon, a superb album balancing melodic and intense playing.

Ton Trio II (Shelton / Brown / Vittum): On and On
Ton Trio II (Shelton / Brown / Vittum):
On and On

(Singlespeed Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The Oakland-based Ton Trio II featuring Aram Shelton on alto saxophone, Scott Brown on bass, and Alex Vittum on drums, perform avant sophisticated jazz weaving through melody, rhythm, and texture while allowing for spacious improvisations.

Ughi, Federico Quartet (Ughi / Schug / Knuffke / Johnson): Federico Ughi Quartet
Ughi, Federico Quartet (Ughi / Schug / Knuffke / Johnson):
Federico Ughi Quartet

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $11.00    




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Following Ornette Coleman's 2 horn, bass & drum lineup, Italian/NY drummer Federico Ughi leads his quartet with David Schung (sax), Kirk Knuffke (cornet) & Max Johnson (bass) through 10 Coleman-inspired works of melodic free playing, excellent works of modern jazz.

Von Orelli 5, Marco : Alluring Prospect
Von Orelli 5, Marco :
Alluring Prospect

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




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Innovative arrangements in trumpeter Marco von Oreilli's quintet release, performed with trombonist Lukas Briggen, pianist Michael Wintsch, bassist Kasper von Gruningen, and drummer Samuel Duhsler, through 7 original and lyrical compositions that never fail to surprise.

Wright, Cory Outfit: Apples + Oranges
Wright, Cory Outfit:
Apples + Oranges

(Singlespeed Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Reedist Cory Wright's 5-piece Outfit from Oakland, CA, in an album featuring eight tracks of advanced compositions featuring remarkable improvising with Evan Francis (sax), Rob Ewing (trombone), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), and Jordan Glenn (drums).

Yamamoto, Eri Trio: Redwoods
Yamamoto, Eri Trio:
Redwoods

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Pianist Eri Yamamoto with her regular trio of bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi, beautiful and melodic jazz with subtlety and finesse.

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.

Zorn, John: A Vision In Blakelight
Zorn, John:
A Vision In Blakelight

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Inspired by the spiritual mythology of William Blake, this is part of Zorn's series of 21st century mystical works, alternately romantic, ominous, ecstatic, driving and meditative.

Blumenkranz, Shanir Ezra / Zorn, John: Abraxas: The Book Of Angels Volume 19
Blumenkranz, Shanir Ezra / Zorn, John:
Abraxas: The Book Of Angels Volume 19

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The 19th volume in the Book of Angels series is led by gimbri player Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz in a primal reading of Zorn's music with Eyal Maoz & Aram Bajakian (guitars) and Kenny Grohowski (drums).

Zorn, John: Dreamachines
Zorn, John:
Dreamachines

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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"Dreamachines" takes Zorn's fascination with Gysin and Burroughs further in 9 compositions combining improvised and compositional techniques, performed by the amazing quartet of Joey Baron (drums), Trevor Dunn (bass), John Medeski (piano) and Kenny Wollesen (vibes).

Zorn, John; Frisell, Bill; Gnostic Trio: In Lambeth - Visions From The Walled Garden Of William Blak
Zorn, John; Frisell, Bill; Gnostic Trio:
In Lambeth - Visions From The Walled Garden Of William Blake

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Zorn's 3rd CD for his 21st century ensemble The Gnostic Trio - Bill Frisell (guitar), Carol Emanuel (harp), Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone & bells) - and guest Ikue Mori (electronics) in a transcendent record celebrating the work of poet and artist William Blake.

Zorn, John: In Search Of The Miraculous
Zorn, John:
In Search Of The Miraculous

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Zorn with Rob Burger, Greg Cohen, Ben Perowsky, Kenny Wollesen and Shanir Blumenkranz in a work inspired by esoteric spiritual practices, white magic, ritual, traditional myths & ancient legends.

Zorn, John: In The Hall Of Mirrors
Zorn, John:
In The Hall Of Mirrors

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The Downtown NY trio of Stephen Gosling on piano, Greg Cohen on bass, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums performs Zorn's lyrical jazz trio works blending classical and jazz forms into absorbing forms that are both intricate and enjoyable.

Zorn, John: O'o
Zorn, John:
O'o

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $16.95    




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Zorn's exotic and compelling followup to "The Dreamers" jazz release featuring the same dynamic band of masters from Zorn's inner circle; far-ranging and superb music.

Zorn, John: On Leaves Of Grass
Zorn, John:
On Leaves Of Grass

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Zorn's "Nova Express" quartet (Joey Baron-drums, Trevor Dunn-bass, John Medeski-piano, Kenny Wollesen-vibes) dedicates an album of lyrical contemporary jazz to poet Walt Whitman, a rich and beautiful album from some of Downtown NY's finest.

Zorn, John: Pellucidar (A Dreamers Fantabula)
Zorn, John:
Pellucidar (A Dreamers Fantabula)

(Tzadik -- USA )


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The 4th album from John Zorn's Dreamers (Cyro Baptista, Joey Baron, Trevor Dunn, Marc Ribot, Jamie Saft, & Kenny Wollesen) is a lyrical album of tuneful compositions and superb soloing, in an ornate package accompanied by a 36 page book of colorful drawings.

Zorn, John: The Alchemist
Zorn, John:
The Alchemist

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Zorn's sixth quartet is inspired by the hermetic Angelic actions of John Dee and is replete with the procedures of distillation, calcination, crystallization, sublimation, purification, rotation as well numerology, prayers, canons, contrapuntal complexity, &c.

Zorn, John: The Dreamers
Zorn, John:
The Dreamers

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Performed by the players from Electric Masada, The Dreamers combines a lifetime of Zorn's passion for wide-ranging styles and genres in amazing grooves and hooks.

Zorn, John: The Mysteries
Zorn, John:
The Mysteries

(Tzadik -- USA )


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The second volume from the trio of Bill Frisell (guitar), Carol Emanuel (harp) and Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone, bells) playing Zorn's mystical compositions that leave room for improvisation.

Zorn, John: Transmigration Of The Magus
Zorn, John:
Transmigration Of The Magus

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Inspired by the Gnostic philosophies of the Nag Hammadi library, Zorn invokes the mystical journey of the soul through the bardo as a tribute to the passing of Lou Reed, presented by his Gnostic Trio of Bill Frisell, Kenny Wollesen, and Carol Emanuel, plus guests.

Baptista, Cyro & Banquet Of The Spirits: Banquet Of The Spirits - The Book Of Angels Volume 17
Baptista, Cyro & Banquet Of The Spirits:
Banquet Of The Spirits - The Book Of Angels Volume 17

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Prodigious percussionist Cyro Baptista's touring band Banquet of the Spirits takes on the 17th volume of John Zorn's Book of Angles, a dynamic, inspired, lyrical, and propulsive release!

Zorn, John: A Dreamers Christmas
Zorn, John:
A Dreamers Christmas

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Zorn's take on Christmas with his Dreamers (Marc Ribot, Kenny Wollesen, Joey Baron, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Cyro Baptista, with guest vocalist Mike Patton) performing 7 of Zorn's favorite Christmas songs along with 2 originals.

Mitchell, Matt Quartet: Vista Accumulation [2 CDs]
Mitchell, Matt Quartet:
Vista Accumulation [2 CDs]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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NY pianist and composer Matt Mitchell's quartet with reedist Chris Speed, bassist Christopher Tordini, and drummer Dan Weiss for an album of long-form improvisation that reflects on jazz tradition while expanding the possibilities between composition and improvisation.

Clark, Scott 4tet (Clark / Ralston / Miller / Scott): Bury My Heart
Clark, Scott 4tet (Clark / Ralston / Miller / Scott):
Bury My Heart

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Jazz drummer and composer Scott Clark leads his Richmond, VA 4Tet of Cameron Ralston (bass), Jason Scott (sax) and Bob Miller (trumpet) on a lyrical and passionate suite exploring Clark's Native American roots, referencing Dee Brown's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee".

Wooley, Nate Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt): (Dance to) The Early Music
Wooley, Nate Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt):
(Dance to) The Early Music

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Nate Wooley assembled his outstanding quintet of Josh Sinton on bass clarinet, Matt Moran on vibs, Eivind Opsvik on bass and Harris Eisenstadt on drums to present a non-ironic take on the early music of a trumpeter who inspired Wooley at an early age - Wynton Marsalis.

Zamir, Daniel: Redemption Songs
Zamir, Daniel:
Redemption Songs

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Israeli alto & soprano saxophonist Daniel Zamir returns to Tzadik with tracks from each of two quartets in a release of burning jazz, passionate, lyrical and technically exceptional playing in compositions that shift time signatures and moods with strong melodic focus.

Zorn, John: Cerberus: The Book Of Angels Volume 26
Zorn, John:
Cerberus: The Book Of Angels Volume 26

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Led by composers Sam Eastmond and Nikki Franklin, The SPIKE Orchestra is a large ensemble that draws on a wide range of influences including Duke Ellington, Frank Zappa, Carl Stalling, Zorn and more, here performing the 26th "Book of Angels" covering Zorn's Masada book.

Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall: I Look At You
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall:
I Look At You

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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Blending free and compositional players, saxophonist Paul Dunmall leads the quintet of Neil Metcalfe on flute, Hanna Marshall on cello, Alison Blunt on violin and Phillip Gibbs on guitar for a refined and sprightly set of extended improvisations recorded at Birmingham Conservatory.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Whit Dickey: Butterfly Whispers
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Whit Dickey:
Butterfly Whispers

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Saxophonist Ivo Perelman suggests the listener use the titles of these improvisations to create their own narratives for the fluid and oratory overtones of these lyrical instant compositions, performed with drummer Whit Dickey and pianist Matthew Shipp.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Complementary Colors
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Complementary Colors

(Leo Records -- UK )


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The long-standing partnership of saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp take color, with each track taking the name of a hue, mixing shades through free improvisation of subtle grace in a masterful dialog that only two such complementary players can present.

Renku (Attias / Hebert / Takeishi): Live in Greenwich Village
Renku (Attias / Hebert / Takeishi):
Live in Greenwich Village

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A live recording at Greenwich House Music School in New York City in 2014, and the 3rd album from the Renku trio of Michael Attias on alto sax, John Hebert on double bass, and Satoshi Takeishi on drums, lyrical and intimate trio work from three masterful players.

De Looze, Bram  (D Looze / St-Louis / Levin / Van Hemmen / Van Der Werf / Verheyen / Ullmann): Septy
De Looze, Bram (D Looze / St-Louis / Levin / Van Hemmen / Van Der Werf / Verheyen / Ullmann):
Septych

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Young Belgian pianist & composer Bram De Looze in a new Septych (septet) orchestrated with two cellos, three horns, piano and drums from a tremendous set of players: Daniel Levin, Gebhard Ullmann, Robin Verheyen, Lester St-Louis, Bo Van Der Werf and Flin Van Hemmen.

 

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