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Judson Trio (Leandre / Maneri / Cleaver): Light And Dance [2 CDs] Judson Trio (Leandre / Maneri / Cleaver):
Light And Dance [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live recording at Instants Chavire's, in Montreuil, France in 2020, and a studio recording 5 days later in Malakoff, France, in the 2nd album from the Judson Trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, Gerald Cleaver on drums & small percussion, the entwining of viola and bass strings propelled with assertive restraint and accent from Cleaver.

Shipp, Matthew / William Parker: Re-Union Shipp, Matthew / William Parker:
Re-Union

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $15.95    

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The kind of conversation only two profoundly accomplished jazz artists such as pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker could have, steeped in the history of the creative form and founded on a long history of collaborations between the two, here in four engaging extended dialogs recorded in the studio Sextan in La Fonderie, Malakoff, France.

All Set (Laubrock / Payen / Tordini / Rainey): All Set All Set (Laubrock / Payen / Tordini / Rainey):
All Set

(RogueArt -- France )

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Distinctive for the dual reed front line of French saxophonist Stephane Payen on straight alto sax and New York tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, with the spirited rhythm section of double bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Tom Rainey, formed in 2002 through the collectives HASK and F-IRE, finally realized in recordings with this 2019 studio encounter in Pernes-les-Fontaines, France.

Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet : Karacho! Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet :
Karacho!

(Euphorium -- Germany )

Price: $15.95    

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A superb example of European Free Jazz tradition, modern and amazingly creative, from the quintet of pianist Oliver Schwerdt and reedist Peter Brotzmann performing on tenor sax, tarogato & clarinet, with Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion and dual double bassists in John Edwards and John Eckhardt, performing a 50+ minute free masterpiece at club naTo in Liepzig, 2017.

Campbell, Roy / John Dikeman / Raoul van der Weide / Peter Jacquemyn / Klaus Kugel: When The Time Is Campbell, Roy / John Dikeman / Raoul van der Weide / Peter Jacquemyn / Klaus Kugel:
When The Time Is Right

(577 Records -- USA )

Price: $13.99    

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Performing at Bimhuis in 2013, the trans-Atlantic quintet of Roy Campbell on trumpet, flugelhorn & flute, John Dikeman on saxophone, Raoul van der Weide on cello & percussion, Peter Jacquemyn on bass & voice and Klaus Kugel on drums, perform an extended, energetic and dynamic set of free improvisation, with intricate melodies and beautifully rich transitions.

Parker, Evan: Collected Solos [VINYL 4LP BOX / CASSETTE] Parker, Evan:
Collected Solos [VINYL 4LP BOX / CASSETTE]

(Otoroku -- UK )

Price: $179.95    

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A limited edition box set of solo Evan Parker, reissuing the 1986 Incus label box of four previous Incus LPs (Saxophone Solos (1976), The Snake Decides (1986), Monoceros (1978), and Six of One (1982)) plus a cassette of previously unreleased material, here in a beautifully produced box with a booklet by Paul Haines signed by Evan Parker, eacg box hand numbered 000/250.

Natural Information Society w/ Evan Parker: Descension (Out of Our Constrictions) Natural Information Society w/ Evan Parker:
Descension (Out of Our Constrictions)

(AGUIRRE RECORDS -- Belgium )

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The first live album from Chicago bassist and guimbri player Joshua Abrams is the 6th Natural Information Society album, captured live in the summer of 2019 at Cafe Oto in London, the core quartet with Lisa Alvarado on harmonium, Mikel Patrick on drums and Jason Stein on bass clarinet joined by UK legend Evan Parker on soprano saxophone for four ecstatic improvisations.

Frith, Fred: Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

Price: $74.95    

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The first of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Guitar Solos, Gravity, Cheap at Half the Price, Killing Time, Impur , Middle of the Moment, Keep the Dog; Dropera.

Frith, Fred: Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The second of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Live in Japan, Speechless, Prints, Step Across the Border, Impur 2, Art of Memory II, Skeleton Crew, Helter Skelter.

Frith, Fred: Stepping Out (Volume 3 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Stepping Out (Volume 3 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The third of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Technology of Tears, Propaganda, Allies, Accidental, The Previous Evening, Happy End Problem, Nowhere, Sideshow, Field Days; Inimitable (previously unreleased).

Alcorn, Susan Quintet: Pedernal [VINYL] Alcorn, Susan Quintet:
Pedernal [VINYL]

(Very Good -- USA )

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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.

Alcorn, Susan / Phillip Greenlief: Prism Mirror Lens [VINYL] Alcorn, Susan / Phillip Greenlief:
Prism Mirror Lens [VINYL]

(Very Good -- USA )

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A beautifully balanced encounter between Baltimore pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn and Bay Area reedist Phillip Greenlief, performing on tenor saxophone & B-flat clarinet, improvising four "colors" as the two span the spectrum from rapid interaction of weaving and pointillistic playing into deeply introspective and ruminating discourse, each the perfect complement for the other.

Noyes, Charles K. : Crimes In High Places, Part 1 Noyes, Charles K. :
Crimes In High Places, Part 1

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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Known as a percussionist, Bay Area improviser Charles K. Noyes' first part of his Crimes In High Places is performed on electric & resonator guitars plus amplified guqin, expanding on the innovations of Derek Bailey in free-form non-idiomatic playing as he works to create a personal language on the instrument, presenting a dark and creatively foreboding vision.

Sharp, Elliott: IrRational Music [BOOK] Sharp, Elliott:
IrRational Music [BOOK]

(TerraNova Press -- USA )

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An insightful look at the history of New York composer, saxophonist and guitarist Elliott Sharp, "Sixteen Pieces in the Shape of a Memoir" as Sharp looks back at his musical influences and approach to playing and composing, with observations on music, art, politics and technology, a fascinating set of essays from a vanguard artist's point of view.

Dorner, Axel / Elan Pauer / Christian Lillinger: Dirn Bridge Dorner, Axel / Elan Pauer / Christian Lillinger:
Dirn Bridge

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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Four impressive free improvisations of tremendous mastery and advanced and unusual technical skill from the trio of Axel Dorner on trumpet, Elan Pauer on piano & percussion and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion, performing at naTo, in Leipzig, Germany in 2013, augmented on one track by John Edwards knocking on the venue door.

New Old Luten Quintet: Radau! [3'' CD] New Old Luten Quintet:
Radau! [3'' CD]

(Euphorium -- Germany )

Price: $9.95    

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A quintet configuration of New Old Luten, the core of Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky on sax, clarinet and Romanian shepherd's flute and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion, with Elan Pauer on piano & little instruments, and both John Edwards & Robert Landerfmann on double bass, performing the first set of a 2015 evening at naTo/ in Leipzig, Germany.

New Old Luten Quintet: Tumult! New Old Luten Quintet:
Tumult!

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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A tumultuously wonderful free jazz epic recorded in Leipzig in 2013 from original New Old Luten founders, saxophonist & clarinetist Enrst-Ludwig Petrowsky and drummer Christian Lillinger, the band configured as a quintet with Elan Pauer taking on the piano role plus percussives, and the dual and powerful double bassists John Edwards and Robert Landfermann.

Prettschnoder, Tibor / Neues Leipziger Streichquartett : The Largo And The Lame Prettschnoder, Tibor / Neues Leipziger Streichquartett :
The Largo And The Lame

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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Ominous and dense with layers of strata intended for nighttime listening, the German quartet of Axel Dorner on trumpet & electronics, Matthias Lorenz on cello, and both Robert Landfermann and John Edwards on double bass recorded these four tremendous electroacoustic improvisations at their live performance at naTo in Leipzig, Germany in 2013.

Avenaim, Robbie / Chris Abrahams / Jim Denley: Weft Avenaim, Robbie / Chris Abrahams / Jim Denley:
Weft

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The Australian trio of percussionist Robbie Avenaim, keyboard player Chris Abrahams performing on a Waldorf Q+ Synthesiser and bass flutist Jim Denley, all compatriots in a variety of groupings, in an extended studio improvisation of spacious textures and rapidly understated percussive elements, aptly titled for the weaving and cris-crossing threads on a loom.

Bothen, Christer: Ambrosia [3 CD BOX SET] Bothen, Christer:
Ambrosia [3 CD BOX SET]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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Swedish contrabass clarinetist Christ Bothen in six extended works, the first and third disks a series of solo works using incredible technique and concentration, the 2nd disc a large work in an ensemble with fellow deep reedists Hans Koch & Per Texas Johansson, double bassist Vilhelm Bromander, pianists Kristine Scholz & Tisha Mukarji, and a spectral narrative from Sofia Jernberg.

Brennan, John Wolf: Nitty Gritty Ditties Brennan, John Wolf:
Nitty Gritty Ditties

(Leo Records -- UK )

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33 songs & instrumentals in 74 minutes performed by Dublin composer, performer, improvisor, pianist and organist John Wolf Brennan, covering an eclectic and vast cross-section of styles and genres, from composers including Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Lars Hollmer, Tom Waits, Cornelius Cardew, Bela Bartok, Paul McCartney, John McLaughlin, &c.

Armaroli, Sergio / Fritz Hauser: Angelica Armaroli, Sergio / Fritz Hauser:
Angelica

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Performed at the Angelica Contemporary Music Festival in Bologna, Italy in 2019 and recorded with superb fidelity, drummer/percussionist Fritz Hauser joined with xylophonist Sergio Armaroli for an enthralling performance that balances chamber jazz forms with fully free exploration, avant yet embraceable as two interact in exquisite and authoritatively unhurried ways.

Jones, Jean Claude (JC) : Drones - 5th And Tibetan Bowls For Barre Jones, Jean Claude (JC) :
Drones - 5th And Tibetan Bowls For Barre

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Jean Claude "JC" Jones seamlessly merges two violins from Ariel Lanyi & Ilan Volkov, bass from Hagai Bilitzky and his own performance on bass, lap style spanish plugged-in guitar and tibetan bowls, creating 13 beautifully contemplative drones that weave distinctive tones, timbres and rich resonance; dedicated to Barre Phillips & Francois Lagarde.

Jones, Jean Claude (JC): Give It Your All - Wild Guitar Musings 2 Jones, Jean Claude (JC):
Give It Your All - Wild Guitar Musings 2

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Active and informed improvisations on acoustic guitar from Jean Claude "JC" Jones, label leader of the Kadima Collective and also known as a double bassist, though his roots are in the guitar, which he has returned to with vigor since 2016, performing on lap-style prepared acoustic and prepared Spanish guitar, heard here in 13 concise pieces titled by single words.

Kahn, Jason: Days Falling [VINYL 2 LPs] Kahn, Jason:
Days Falling [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Austria )

Price: $32.95    

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After riding through his city of Zurich to the Kunstraum Walcheturm studio in 2020, Jason Kahn was struck by the quiet aspects of the usually busy city, now quelled by pandemic; entering the studio feeling the desolation and strange sense of peacefulness in the midst of so much tragedy and suffering, he recorded these "songs" of passionate free vocal improvisations and acoustic guitar.

Kruglov, Alexey / Carolyn Hume / Paul May / Oleg Yudanov: Last Train From Narvskaya Kruglov, Alexey / Carolyn Hume / Paul May / Oleg Yudanov:
Last Train From Narvskaya

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Ganelin Trio saxophonist joins with the UK improvising duo of pianist Carolyn Hume & drummer Paul May, with percussionist Oleg Yudanov rounding out this sophisticated quartet of chamber-oriented collective free improvisation, their studio debut alternating three concise conversations with two extended works, each unfolding in great detail through expressive technique.

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

(Leo Records -- UK )

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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.

Gray, Devin / Jessica Pavone / Wendy Eisenberg: Universal Dwellings Gray, Devin / Jessica Pavone / Wendy Eisenberg:
Universal Dwellings

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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A uniquely voiced free improv trio of strings and drums from the New York City trio of violinist Jessica Pavone, guitarist Wendy Eisenberg and drummer Devin Gray, each a distinctive leader in their own right who use their instruments in unusual and technically superb ways, here in a concise set of collective improvisations of an edgy and exploratory style.

Dick, Robert / Nicola L. Hein: Structures of Unreason Dick, Robert / Nicola L. Hein:
Structures of Unreason

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Taking guitar and flute into very strange territory informed by vast experience and technical skill, NY flutist Robert Dick and electric guitarist Nicola L. Hein create truly unique and dramatic sound worlds, sometimes tense, sometimes beautiful, but always fascinating in momentum and expression; unique musical structures that refuse to be easily categorized: extraordinary!

Colonna / Miranda / Spera: N-EST Colonna / Miranda / Spera:
N-EST

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Ten collective improvisations and Steve Lacy's "Blues for Alda" from the Italian trio of Marco Colonna, who typically performs on clarinet but here also on bass clarinet, alto saxophone and flute, with the rhythm section of Dario Miranda on double bass and Fabrizio Spera on drums, in a wonderfully astute album of highly cultivated and sincere discourse.

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

(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".

Ackerley, Jessica / Daniel Carter: Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel Ackerley, Jessica / Daniel Carter:
Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel

(577 Records -- USA )

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Developed over outdoor sessions performed during the summer of 2020 around NYC, this is the first release from the duo of multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter and acoustic guitarist Jessica Ackerley, their warm collaboration heard in effortless interactions inspired by the dream-like, meditative approach in both improviser's playing; lovely.

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.

Gerard, Pierre: Pieces Of Apparatus Gerard, Pierre:
Pieces Of Apparatus

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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In the same character as a Wandelweiser/Jürg Frey work, guitarist Pierre Gérard offers up five minimalistic or reductionist improvisations, sparse works that follow the patterns of his mind and his improvisatory method, allowing his thoughts to linger and follow a music that is curiously compelling; an idiosyncratic companion to a quiet evening or afternoon.

Frisque Concordance (Georg Graewe / John Butcher /  Wilbert De Joode / Mark Sanders): Distinct Machi Frisque Concordance (Georg Graewe / John Butcher / Wilbert De Joode / Mark Sanders):
Distinct Machinery [2 CDs]

(Random Acoustics -- Germany )

Price: $21.95    

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The second incarnation of Frisque Concordance, formed in 1992 by Georg Graewe & John Butcher and currently the quartet of Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones, Graewe on piano, Wilbert de Joode on double bass and Mark Sanders on drums, in a 2-CD set, the first a superb studio set recorded in Vienna in 2017, the second a live concert at the 2018 Konfrontationen Festival in Nickelsdorf.

Jauniaux / Charles  / Mariage : L'amour Jauniaux / Charles / Mariage :
L'amour

(Ayler -- France )

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Three consummate improvisers--Catherine Jauniaux on voice, Xavier Charles on clarinet and Jean-Sebastien Mariage on electric guitar--met at la Muse en Circuit in Alfortville, France after touring, recording this authoritative version of their profound and extended work, which uses lyrics excerpted from Marguerite Duras' 1971 cinematic novel L'amour.

Disquiet (Kurzmann / Brandlmayr / Jernberg / Williamson): Disquiet Disquiet (Kurzmann / Brandlmayr / Jernberg / Williamson):
Disquiet

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Recorded at the Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen Festival 2018 and formed by Austrian musician Christof Kurzmann, the quartet of Kurzmann performing on lloopp and voice, Sofia Jernberg on voice, Martin Brandlmayr on drums and Joe Williamson on double bass question the political situation of the European refugee crisis in a brilliantly emotional and inspired performance.

Tamura, Natsuki : Koki Solo Tamura, Natsuki :
Koki Solo

(Libra -- Japan )

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"Koki" translates to "rare in ancient times," referring to ones 70th birthday, a milestone that trumpeter Natsuki Tamura achieves this year, providing proof that such an age is no longer rare, nor that it has affected the tremendous creative and physical powers that Tamura applies to his playing, as heard in this inventive solo album on trumpet, piano, voice and even pots & pans!

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.

Muller, Matthias / Ricardo Tejero / Vasco Trilla: Implositions Muller, Matthias / Ricardo Tejero / Vasco Trilla:
Implositions

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The first release from the Barcelona-based trio of Matthias Muller (trombone), Ricardo Tejero (saxophone), and Vasco Trilla (percussion), the band examining "physics, metaphysics, and the root causes of tension that hold our world together" through fully improvised improvisation using unusual voicing, textures, modes of expression and techniques.

Ganga, Arvind / Riccardo Marogna: Ballads From The Wrecked Ship Ganga, Arvind / Riccardo Marogna:
Ballads From The Wrecked Ship

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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A uniquely voiced duo album from Netherlands improvisers, electric guitarist Arvind Ganga and sax & bass clarinetist Riccardo Marogna also performing on electronics, taking their dialog into unusual territory while maintaining a clear thread on jazz-influenced modes, creating an exotic combination that often takes unexpected narrative turns; fascinating.

Ayler, Albert Trio: New York Eye And Ear Control, Revisited Ayler, Albert Trio:
New York Eye And Ear Control, Revisited

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

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After moving to NYC in the early 60s, filmmaker Michael Snow was introduced the music of saxophonist Albert Ayler's Trio with bassist Gary Peacock & drummer Sunny Murray, inviting them and trumpeter Don Cherry, trombonist Rudd and altoist John Tchicai to record these three brilliant freely improvised tracks, parts of which would be used in his art film "New York Eye and Ear Control".

Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke / Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Art Spirit Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
The Art Spirit

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Music inspired by artist, teacher, writer and civic protestor Robert Henri (1865-1929) who in the early 1900s exhibited against the restrictive academic requirements of the National Academy of Design, from the free improvising trio of bassist Michael Bisio, Kirk Knuffke on cornet and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics, in a mix of Bisio compositions and collective improvisations.

Disquiet (Kurzmann / Brandlmayr / Jernberg / Williamson): Disquiet [VINYL] Disquiet (Kurzmann / Brandlmayr / Jernberg / Williamson):
Disquiet [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Recorded at the Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen Festival 2018 and formed by Austrian musician Christof Kurzmann, the quartet of Kurzmann performing on lloopp and voice, Sofia Jernberg on voice, Martin Brandlmayr on drums and Joe Williamson on double bass question the political situation of the European refugee crisis in a brilliantly emotional and inspired performance.

Ochs-Robinson Duo: A Civil Right Ochs-Robinson Duo:
A Civil Right

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Coming out of the tradition of saxophone and drum duos, Bay Area compatriots since 1991 in The Glenn Spearman Double Trio and Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core, saxophonist Larry Ochs and drummer Don Robinson, present their second album of creative original improvised music, employing energetic and intelligent approaches to jazz freedom that pay homage to those who came before them.

Attias, Michael / Simon Nabatov: Brooklyn Mischiefs Attias, Michael / Simon Nabatov:
Brooklyn Mischiefs

(Leo Records -- UK )

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On their first concert as a duo in 2014, alto saxophonist Michael Attias and pianist Simon Nabatov recorded these five creatively lyrical improvisations at iBeam in Brooklyn, Nabatov on the keys and inside the piano and both using tremendous technique in a mix of perky and introspective free expression, including an extended work that melds into Herbie Nichol's "Spinning Song".

Wilkinson, Alan / Dirk Serries: One In The Eye [2 CDs] Wilkinson, Alan / Dirk Serries:
One In The Eye [2 CDs]

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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With an obvious pleasure at their pairing, both in the studio in Belgum in 2019 and at a live concert at A New Wave Of Jazz festival at the Hundred Years Gallery in London, 2020, acoustic guitartist Dirk Serries and multi-reedist Alan Wilkinson explore a range of styles and techniques through diverse melodic and abstract expression in pursuit of new forms of expression.

Seabrook, Brandon / Simon Nabatov: Voluptuaries Seabrook, Brandon / Simon Nabatov:
Voluptuaries

(Leo Records -- UK )

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A series of diverse landscapes in the voluptuaries of guitarist Brandon Seabrook and pianist Simon Nabatov, evoking an imaginary garden of sensual pleasures expressed through dialogs running the gamut from elegant lyricism of lush and languid interaction to quirky runs of playful inventiveness; an elegantly complex and always sophisticated set of exchanges.

Rowe, Keith: Absence Rowe, Keith:
Absence

(erstwhile -- USA )

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It was during this recording at the 2015 "zoom in" festival in Bern, Switzerland that AMM guitarist and improviser Keith Rowe made the decision to cease performing solo, affected by Parkinson's Disease, this being his final recording as he performed on lapstick guitar, Boss RC-3, Boss PS-3, six band EQ, Sony ICF-SW22 and Roberts R984 radios, 2 contact mics & a metal strip.

Guthrie, Will / James Rushford: Real Real World [VINYL] Guthrie, Will / James Rushford:
Real Real World [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The first collaborative work from France-based Australian drummer & percussionist Will Guthrie and Australian keyboardist James Rushford, improvising in the studio in Nantes and then adding layers in both Melbourne and Nantes as the duo developed five primarily reticent works of mysterious interaction, occasionally erupting only to subsume beguilingly again.

Baker, Duck (w/ Bailey / Beresford / Dresser / Butcher / Moore / Rudd / Ward / Williamson / Edwards Baker, Duck (w/ Bailey / Beresford / Dresser / Butcher / Moore / Rudd / Ward / Williamson / Edwards / Noble):
Confabulations

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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An excellent collection of duos and trios recorded in NY, London and Stockholm between 1994 & 2017, between acoustic improvising guitarist Duck Baker with a great set of masterful collaborators including Derek Bailey, Steve Beresford, John Butcher, Mark Dresser, Michael Moore, Roswell Rudd, Alex Ward, Joe Williamson, John Edwards and Steve Noble.

Alcorn, Susan: The Heart Sutra (Arranged by Janel Leppin) [VINYL] Alcorn, Susan:
The Heart Sutra (Arranged by Janel Leppin) [VINYL]

(Ideologic Organ -- France )

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Cellist Janel Leppin arranged this moving, passionate and magnificently genre-blurring work by pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, recorded at a live performance during her residency at Issue Project Room in 2012 with Anthony Pirog on guitar, Janel Leppin on cello, Jessika Kenney on vocals, Eyvind Kang on viola, Skuli Sverrisson on bass, and Doug Wieselman on clarinets.

Chabala, Barry / Ann Coman: In And Out Of Focus Chabala, Barry / Ann Coman:
In And Out Of Focus

(Roeba -- USA )

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This album of improvised music was born out of mutual appreciation and admiration for the respective art forms of Ann Coman and experimental sound artist Barry Chabala, who performed original guitar improvisations while Coman intuitively created visual artworks from those performances, then reversing the process where Chabala interpreted Coman's art as visual scores.

Regenorchester XII: Relics [VINYL] Regenorchester XII:
Relics [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Franz Hautzinger formed the orchestra in 1995 as an ensemble for experimental music, developing into an advanced improvising band that incorporates a shifting and diverse set of styles, heard here at Klangspuren Festival in 2019 with Hautzinger on trumpet, Christian Fennesz on guitar & laptop, Otomo Yoshihide on guitar & turntables, Luc Ex on bass, and Tony Buck on drums.

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

(Mod Reloaded -- USA )

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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.

Kidambi, Amirtha / Matteo Liberatore: Neutral Love [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Kidambi, Amirtha / Matteo Liberatore:
Neutral Love [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )

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Vocalist Amirtha Kidambi (Elder Ones, Mary Halvorson's Code Girl) and guitarist/composer Matteo Liberatore create sonic environments and aural landscapes without using effects, slowly evolving their work so as to allow each utterance and sustaining note to be fully absorbed, their meditative and introspective works rewarding to the attentive listener.

Abrams, Joshua: Represencing [VINYL] Abrams, Joshua:
Represencing [VINYL]

(AGUIRRE RECORDS -- Belgium )

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2020 Repress! Composer and musician Joshua Abrams brings together a variety of artists and instruments to create an album of different styles and traditions centered around the North African ceremonial instrument the guimbri.

Ember (Urs Leimgruber / Christian Lillinger / Alexander Schubert / Oliver Schwerdt): Oullh d'baham` Ember (Urs Leimgruber / Christian Lillinger / Alexander Schubert / Oliver Schwerdt):
Oullh d'baham`

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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The first album from 2006 of the Ember electro-acoustic improvising chamber jazz-oriented quartet of Urs Leimgruber on soprano & tenor saxophones, Alexander Schubert on guitar, electronics & percussion, Oliver Schwerdt on piano, percussion, guitar & electronics, and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion; an album of insightful and meticulous interaction.

Taylor, Cecil Ensemble: Goetingen [2 CDs] Taylor, Cecil Ensemble:
Goetingen [2 CDs]

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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A double CD of the complete Cecil Taylor Ensemble's 1990 performance at Junges Theater in Gottingen, Sweden, with personnel similar to his 1989 Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble album Legba Crossing, here in an adventurous concert of large group improvisation with Taylor performing on piano while directing and conducting the extended orchestration that includes balafon & elephanthorn!

Oxley, Tony / Alan Davie: Elaboration Of Particulars Oxley, Tony / Alan Davie:
Elaboration Of Particulars

(Confront -- UK )

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Five startlingly modern and fascinating dialogs from the duo of multi-instrumentalist and artist Alan Davie and percussionist Tony Oxley, active in the 1970s around The Alan Davie Music Workshop, is heard in Five startlingly modern and fascinating dialogs from the duo of multi-instrumentalist and artist Alan Davie and percussionist Tony Oxley, active in the 1970s around The Alan Davie Music Workshop, is heard in these never previously released recordings from 1977-78 captured at Davie's home studio, Oxley performing on percussion and electronics and Davie on piano, percussion and ring modulator.these never previously released recordings from 1977-78 captured at Davie's home studio, Oxley on percussion and electronics and Davie on piano, percussion and ring modulator.

Carneiro, Pedro / Pedro Melo Alves: Bad Company Carneiro, Pedro / Pedro Melo Alves:
Bad Company

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The title a reference to a 1953 poem by Yasuoka Shotaro, this album instead finds excellent company in the Portuguese duo of percussionists Pedro Carneiro on marimba with quarter tone extension and Pedro Melo Alves on prepared drums, their informed and unhurried improvised dialog merging concepts and influences of contemporary compositional music in compelling ways.

Lopes, Luis Lisbon Berlin Quartet: Sinister Hypnotization Lopes, Luis Lisbon Berlin Quartet:
Sinister Hypnotization

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Living true to its album title, electric guitarist Luis Lopes' collective Lisbon Berlin Quartet with Rodrigo Pinheiro on Fender Rhodes, Robert Landfermann on double bass & effects and Christian Lillinger on drums, creates an hypnotic brew of interactive, weaving and layered improvised expression, rapid-paced yet hypnotically sinister in its controlled kinetic flow.

Vincente, Luis Trio (w/ Goncalo Almeida / Pedro Melo Alves): Chanting In The Name Of Vincente, Luis Trio (w/ Goncalo Almeida / Pedro Melo Alves):
Chanting In The Name Of

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An album of spiritual and lyrically rich free improvisation from trumpeter Luis Vicente's Trio with double bassist Goncalo Almeida and drummer/percussionist Pedro Melo Alves, the three Portuguese improvisers performing Vicente's compositions that urge the performers to search and extend themselves expressively through both inspiring interplay and reflective calm.

Killing Popes, The (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin): Ego Kills Killing Popes, The (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin):
Ego Kills

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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An incredibly inventive album of 21st century jazz incorporating a twisted wealth of rock and electronic elements, in the 2nd album from Killing Popes led by drummer Oli Steidle and keyboardist Dan Nicholls, with Frank Mobus (guitar) and Phil Donkin (bass), Philipp Gropper (saxophone), Jelena Kuljic (voice & sampler) plus Natalie Sandtorv & Liv Nicholls on voice.

Gallo, Danilo Dark Dry Tears (Gallo / Milesi / Bigoni / Black / feat: Lorenzo Corti): A View Through Gallo, Danilo Dark Dry Tears (Gallo / Milesi / Bigoni / Black / feat: Lorenzo Corti):
A View Through a Slot

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With cinematic moments and dark, rich grooves, Italian bassist Danilo Gallo leads a quintet with fellow Italians Massimiliano Milesi on tenor & soprano saxophones, Francesco Bigoni on tenor saxophone & clarinet, American drummer Jim Black, and Lorenzo Corti on guitar, through a set of 10 Gallo compositions, melodically centered but surprising in detail and direction.

Fousatt, Jean-Marc: Nouvelles [VINYL 2 LPs + DVD] Fousatt, Jean-Marc:
Nouvelles [VINYL 2 LPs + DVD]

(Fou Records -- France )

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A vinyl reissue of improvising synth, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jean-Marc Foussat's 2001 Potlatch album, originally released as a CD-ROM and here with an accompanying DVD titled "Hope for Happiness" including 3 silent films, two of which relate to the album; performed with Pascal Bouscailloux, Jac Berrocal, Jean-Francois Pauvros, Roger Turner, &c.

Fousatt, Jean-Marc: Les Vraies Richesses [VINYL + DVD] Fousatt, Jean-Marc:
Les Vraies Richesses [VINYL + DVD]

(Fou Records -- France )

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Two concerts by improvising keyboardist and vocalist Jean-Marc Foussat, on the LP a recording at the Tout Rennes S'Emmerde event organized by From Town to Town, Capital Taboule, Consternation, L'Effroyable Association Western Soviets Satanist and Dream'in Noise, the 2nd a DVD of Foussat performing live on the beach as part of the 13th Farniente Festival.

Leonardi, Stefano / Antonio Bertoni: Viandes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Leonardi, Stefano / Antonio Bertoni:
Viandes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Using unusual techniques and a collection of instruments that include the standard Western instruments of cello and flute, along with guembri, sulittu, dilli kaval, bass xun, launeddas (mancosedda, tumbu), plus the application of objects against strings, the Italian duo of Antonio Bertoni & Stefano Leonardi engage in seven remarkable and assertive improvised duos.

Pavone, Mario / The Tampa Quartet: Isabella Pavone, Mario / The Tampa Quartet:
Isabella

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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In the final stages of cancer, late double bassist and composer Mario Pavone recorded this lyrically warm and beautifully sincere album of modern jazz in a quartet with his son Michael Pavone on guitar, Mike DiRubbo on alto saxophone and Michael Sarin on drums, written as a tribute to his granddaughter Isabella, who died in 2020 when she was only 23 years old.

Ishito, Ayumi: The Spacemen Vol. 1 Ishito, Ayumi:
The Spacemen Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )

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Somewhere between Acid Mothers, 70s Miles or Sun Ra's Arkestra, NY-based Japanese saxophonist Ayumi Ishito's first Spacemen volume with Theo Woodward on synth & vocals, Nebula and the Velvet Queen on theremin, Jake Strauss on guitar & bass and Steven Bartishev on drums, lives up to it's cosmic moniker through exploratory improv blurring jazz, electronica and psych.

Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen): Nature Hath Painted The Body  [VINYL] Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen):
Nature Hath Painted The Body [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Cleverly complex yet melodically embraceable, the trio of Beligan pianist residing in Norway, Jonas Cambien's trio with Andre Rolighete on tenor and soprano saxophone and drummer Andreas Wildhagen perform eleven original Cambien compositions, a mix of astute, joyful and irrepressibly creative approaches to jazz and free improvisation.

Roots Magic (Pololla / De Fabritiis / Tedeschi / Spera): Take Root Among The Stars [VINYL] Roots Magic (Pololla / De Fabritiis / Tedeschi / Spera):
Take Root Among The Stars [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Mining the area between the blues and creative jazz with pieces by Charles Tyler, Ornette Coleman, Phil Cohran and Sun Ra, this is the 3rd album from the Italian quartet of Alberto Popolla on clarinets, Errico De Fabritiis on saxophones, Gianfranco Tedeschi on double bass, and Fabrizio Spera on drums & percussion, joined by Eugenio Colombo on flute and Francesco Lo Cascio on vibes.

Strings5: Lost In Labyrinth Strings5:
Lost In Labyrinth

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )

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A chamber-oriented album of strings & piano improvisation released on cellist Raoul van der Weide's Casco label, in a quintet of Marta Warelis on piano, Jacob Plooij on violin, Raoul van der Weide on cello & percussion, Henk Zwerver on guitar, Jan Nijdam on double bass, recording in the studio for eight quick-witted, sophisticated and innately playful conversations.

Pellerin, Guy-Frank / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna : Water Reflections Pellerin, Guy-Frank / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna :
Water Reflections

(FMR -- UK )

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Three disparate improvisers--Guy-Frank Pellerin on soprano & tenor saxophones, Matthias Boss on violin & voice and Eugenio Sanna on amplified guitar plus small metallic layers, balloons & voice--present a non-idiomatic, fully improvised set of "sonorities, fragments, atmospheres seeming to constitute independent parts, but actually forming a unicum".

Horenstein, Stephen / Eyal Netzer: Speaking Through The Walls Horenstein, Stephen / Eyal Netzer:
Speaking Through The Walls

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two Israeli tenor saxophonists of different generations--Stephen Horenstein, who is associated with Bill Dixon and the Kadima label, and Eyal Netzer of Lab Orchestra and works with Albert Beger--in an intimate dialog of passionate playing merging jazz forms and experimental approaches to improvisation, both taking up drums, Horenstein also performing on soprano sax.

 

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