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Braxton, Anthony / James Fei: Duet (Other Minds) 2021 Braxton, Anthony / James Fei:
Duet (Other Minds) 2021

(Other Minds -- USA )

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Composed for a performance at the 2021 OM 25 Festival in San Fransisco between saxophonist & composer Anthony Braxton and saxophonist James Fei, "Composition 429" uses Braxton's new music system Lorraine, a combination of traditional notation and color-coded symbols of the composer's design to indicate specific sound types or performance techniques.

Waldman, Devin Brahja / Hamid Drake: Mediumistic Methodology [CASSETTE] Waldman, Devin Brahja / Hamid Drake:
Mediumistic Methodology [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Evoking the spirit of a seance experienced by alto saxophonist Devin Brahja Waldman, the duo of Waldman and drummer Hamid Drake are captured live at Elastic Arts, in Chicago, beginning as a mysteriously delicate concert of intricately introspective playing and spiritual reflection, building to a free jazz drum & sax duo of powerful and enthusiastic release.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von : Globe Unity Schlippenbach, Alexander von :
Globe Unity

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Wild, nearly unprecedented and an exhilarating direction in European Free Improvisation heard in the 1st recordings from 1966 of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's Globe Unity band, a 14-piece ensemble that included young saxophonists Peter Brötzmann, Gerd Dudek & Kris Wanders, bassist Peter Kowald, bass clarinetist Willem Breuker, trumpeter Manfred Schoof, &c.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von : Globe Unity [VINYL] Schlippenbach, Alexander von :
Globe Unity [VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Wild, nearly unprecedented and an exhilarating direction in European Free Improvisation heard in the 1st recordings from 1966 of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's Globe Unity band, a 14-piece ensemble that included young saxophonists Peter Brötzmann, Gerd Dudek & Kris Wanders, bassist Peter Kowald, bass clarinetist Willem Breuker, trumpeter Manfred Schoof, &c.

Malecki, Artur & The Creature Trio (w/ Chmiel / Aftyka): Widoki Malecki, Artur & The Creature Trio (w/ Chmiel / Aftyka):
Widoki

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Widoki, Polish for Views, is the debut album of the free improvising trio of Artur Malecki on drums, Michal Aftyka on double bass & electric bass and Przemylaw Chmiel on tenor & soprano saxophones, performing seven compositions from drummer Malecki and one collective improvisation, a strong and wide-ranging set of recordings from a band with a fresh perspective on creative jazz.

Busolini, Cyprien / Bertrand Gauguet: Miroir Busolini, Cyprien / Bertrand Gauguet:
Miroir

(Akousis Records -- France )

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An album of intensive listening through concentrated improvisation from the long-running collaboration of French improvisers, Cyprien Busolini on viola and Bertrand Gauguet on alto saxophone, both using unfaltering techniques as they metamorphose their instruments from delicate silence to forceful tones, oscillating and vacillating across two extended improvisations.

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Kyle Motl: Quicksand Nakatani, Tatsuya / Kyle Motl:
Quicksand

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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Innovative Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani met with bassist Kyle Motl (Peter Kuhn Trio) at Nakatani Kobo Studio, in New Mexico to record these two extended improvisations, the 1st creating an aural environment through ringing metal and bowed contrabass, the 2nd a set of agitated and disruptive interactions through incredible technical skill and expressive dialog.

McEvoy, Aonghus : Under & Cracked [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] McEvoy, Aonghus :
Under & Cracked [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Beautifully flowing acoustic avant folk under a diverse set of influences from the Dublin five-piece band led by acoustic and electric guitarist Aonghus McEvoy, with George Brennan on electronics, David Lacey on drums, Sean Maynard Smith on upright bass and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh on viola, evolving their tracks from pastoral to edgy agitation or ecstatic drone.

Tragic Assembly: Blood Drains And Memories Tragic Assembly:
Blood Drains And Memories

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )

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The Durham, NC free improvising trio of Crowmeat Bob on alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet & guitar, Phil Venable on double bass and Charles Chance on drums notch up their playing, with Crowmeat Bob performing on both reeds and electric guitar as the band explores breaking down the barrier between subconsciousness and expression through collective improv.

Nagano, Sana: Anime Mundi Nagano, Sana:
Anime Mundi

(577 Records -- USA )

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A superb chamber jazz trio from NY improviser and violinist Sana Nagano, with Karl Berger on piano & vibraphone and Billy Martin on drums & percussion, Nagano having a long history with each through Berger's Improvisers Orchestra and with Martin through Creative Music Studio, their connections evident in their articulately energetic and confident collective conversations.

Nagano, Sana: Anime Mundi [VINYL] Nagano, Sana:
Anime Mundi [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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A superb chamber jazz trio from NY improviser and violinist Sana Nagano, with Karl Berger on piano & vibraphone and Billy Martin on drums & percussion, Nagano having a long history with each through Berger's Improvisers Orchestra and with Martin through Creative Music Studio, their connections evident in their articulately energetic and confident collective conversations.

Blue Lines Trio (Scheen / van der Weide / Hadow): Chance and Change Blue Lines Trio (Scheen / van der Weide / Hadow):
Chance and Change

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )

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The free swinging Dutch piano trio of Michiel Scheen on piano, Raoul van der Weide on contrabass, cracklebox & objects and George Hadow on drums, in a set of buoyant and ebullient improvisations, a mix of composed and collective works that bring together tradition and freedom, melody and abstraction, while clearly enjoying their playful approach to creative jazz.

Russell, Hal / Joel Futterman: The Chicago River [3 CDs] Russell, Hal / Joel Futterman:
The Chicago River [3 CDs]

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Late Chicago saxophonist, trumpeter & vibraphonist Hal Russell (NRG Ensemble) and legendary pianist Joel Futterman, also on curved soprano saxophone & Indian flue, are heard in the complete recordings from their two day concert for the victims of the 1992 Great Flood of the Chicago River, presenting a five part work of flowing free jazz force and currents of creative power.

River People (Bucher / Countryman / Alegre / Hori): Sol Expression River People (Bucher / Countryman / Alegre / Hori):
Sol Expression

(ChapChap Records -- Philippines )

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Evoking images of Indigenous Filipinos through free improvisation, with titles referencing the rivers, rains and environment that define them, the multi-national River People quartet of Christian Bucher on drums, Johnny Alegre on guitar, Tetsuro Hori on bass and Rick Countryman on alto saxophone are captured in the studio in Manila for seven superb collective conversations.

Dreamstruck (Crispell / Fonda / Sorgen): With Grace In Mind Dreamstruck (Crispell / Fonda / Sorgen):
With Grace In Mind

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Officially taking their group name from the title of their first album, The Dreamstruck trio of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Joe Fonda on bass and Harvey Sorgen on drums are heard in this innately lyrical and masterfully controlled, concise set of studio recordings, with compositions from each performer and two collective improvisations, a remarkable example of the modern piano trio.

Rempis / Reid / Abrams: Allium Rempis / Reid / Abrams:
Allium

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The second release from the Chicago chamber-oriented, collective free jazz trio of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophone, Tomeka Reid on cello, and Joshua Abrams on bass, expanding on their highly concentrative and contemplative approach to group dialog, a powerfully assured and seemingly composed set of nine impeccable improvisations.

Seabrook / Cleaver / Cooper-Moore: In The Swarm [VINYL] Seabrook / Cleaver / Cooper-Moore:
In The Swarm [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The second album from guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with Gerald Cleaver on drums & pulsating & punctuating electronics, Cooper-Moore providing massive and unconvential bass sounds on his Diddley Bow, and Seabrook himself playing banjo in inexplicably rapid and staccato runs or electric guitar with eccentric effects; rip-roaring, sometimes surreal, absolutely superb!

Silver, Horace Quintet: Live New York, Revisited Silver, Horace Quintet:
Live New York, Revisited

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

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Recorded around the time of his most famous records, Song For My Father and The Cape Verdean Blues, lyrical hard bop/Blue Note pianist and composer Horace Silver's band is heard live at The Half Note in NYC and at "The Cork & Bib" on Long Island with his spectacular band including trumpeters Carmell Jones & Woody Shaw and saxophonist Joe Henderson.

Hampton, Lionel Orchestra 1958: The Mess Is Here, Revisited Hampton, Lionel Orchestra 1958:
The Mess Is Here, Revisited

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

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An influence on the next generation of small band and bop players, vibraphonist and Band Leader Lionel Hampton's programs included both crowd-pleasers and sophisticatedly complex sections, heard here in this 1958 studio recording from Stuttgart, Germany while touring Europe, Ghana and Israel with his exceptional band expanded by three German jazz musicians.

Ryan, David (Crosby / Innocenti / Lash): Fields And Refrains Ryan, David (Crosby / Innocenti / Lash):
Fields And Refrains

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )

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A collection of three modified solo pieces and one collective performance with a minimalist aesthetic through compositions by David Ryan, performed by William Crosby on guitar, Luca Innocenti on church organ & Hammond organ and Dominic Lash on contrabass, each score allowing for interpretation and improvisation, particularly the final collaborative piece.

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

(Between The Lines -- Germany )

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

Graewe / Lonberg Holm / Gratkowski: Trilinear Polarity Graewe / Lonberg Holm / Gratkowski:
Trilinear Polarity

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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In 2004 legendary European Free Jazz pianist Georg Graewe and German multi-reedist Frank Gratkowski met with Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm on the stage at LOFT in Cologne, Germany to perform these six collective improvisations with an innate chamber jazz feeling, particularly the four part "Trilinear Polarity"; a spectacular set available for the first time.

Futterman, Joel: Intervals 2 Futterman, Joel:
Intervals 2

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Technically brilliant and creatively inventive, pianist Joel Futterman expands on his 2020 Listen! Foundation CD with a second three-part journey into his powerfully investigative approach to solo jazz improvisation, referencing a history of styles and techniques that display both a dynamo of intricate ability and a sensitivity to timing, space and melodic expression.

Kassap, Sylvain Sextet : Octobres Kassap, Sylvain Sextet :
Octobres

(RogueArt -- France )

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An extension to a cycle of recordings that started in 1985 with his Saxifrages Octet, clarinetist Sylvain Kassap leads his sextet through original compositions that integrate jazz, compositional and avant rock structures into a unique chamber jazz form, a sophisticated approach to writing as Kassap commemorates the 1917 October Revolution in Russia.

Parker, Jeff / Eric Revis / Nasheet Waits: Eastside Romp Parker, Jeff / Eric Revis / Nasheet Waits:
Eastside Romp

(RogueArt -- France )

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Though having worked together in various collaborations, the trio of Jeff Parker on guitar, Eric Revis on double bass and Nasheet Waits on drums had never recorded as a trio before this 2016 studio date in Pasadena, CA, each player contributing compositions for the album, along with one collective improvisation and a cover of Marion Brown's "Similar Limits".

Parker, Jeff / Eric Revis / Nasheet Waits: Eastside Romp [VINYL] Parker, Jeff / Eric Revis / Nasheet Waits:
Eastside Romp [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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Though having worked together in various collaborations, the trio of Jeff Parker on guitar, Eric Revis on double bass and Nasheet Waits on drums had never recorded as a trio before this 2016 studio date in Pasadena, CA, each player contributing compositions for the album, along with one collective improvisation and a cover of Marion Brown's "Similar Limits".

Playfield (Carter / Muhr / Ishito / Plaks / Namenwirth / Takahashi / Swanson / Panikkar): Stepping O Playfield (Carter / Muhr / Ishito / Plaks / Namenwirth / Takahashi / Swanson / Panikkar):
Stepping Out, Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )

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Having previously released outdoor live performances integrating the sounds of NY into their expansive improvisations, the Playfield octet led by Daniel Carter with Ayumi Ishito (Sax), Eric Plaks (Piano & Rhodes), Aron Namenwirth (Guitar), Yutaka Takahashi (Guitar), Luisa Muhr (voice), Zachary Swanson (Bass) and Jon Panikkar (Drums) step inside to record three far-reaching and inclusive studio improvisations.

Yamazaki / Ino / Hayashi: TRYANGLE Yamazaki / Ino / Hayashi:
TRYANGLE

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Two 60's collaborators of Japanese guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi--drummer Hiroshi Yamazaki and bassist Nobuyoshi Ino--formed this "Tryangle" to invite third improvisers for their performances, here joining forces with alto saxophonist Eiichi Hayashi (Catle Band, Aki Takase) for this exceptional live concert at Koen-dori Classics, in Tokyo, Japan in 2022.

New Monuments (Don Dietrich / Ben Hall / Camille Dietrich / Tony Gordon): Language is the Skin [CD w New Monuments (Don Dietrich / Ben Hall / Camille Dietrich / Tony Gordon):
Language is the Skin [CD w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Torn Light -- USA )

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Recording in Detroit in 2021 the ruggedly extreme free jazz quartet New Monuments of Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus) on saxophone, Ben Hall on percussion, Camille Dietrich on cello and Tony Gordon on electric bass guitar shred through six collective improvisations, taking time for burning solo moments and electrically-fueled exchanges; scorching!

Jackson, Keefe / Oscar Jan Hoogland / Joshua Abrams / Mikel Patrick Avery: These Things Happen [VINY Jackson, Keefe / Oscar Jan Hoogland / Joshua Abrams / Mikel Patrick Avery:
These Things Happen [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Drawing on the traditions of jazz by reference and by covers of "Bemsha Swing" (Monk), "The Happenings" (Nichols) and "Gotta Get Some Sleep" (Redman), this exuberant 2016 concert at Bimhuis in Amsterdam brings together three great Chicago players--Keefe Jackson on sax, Joshua Abrams on bass & Mikel Patrick Avery on drums--with Dutch pianist Oscar Jan Hoogland.

Nomad Trio (feat Gordon Grdina / Matt Mitchell / Jim Black): Boiling Point Nomad Trio (feat Gordon Grdina / Matt Mitchell / Jim Black):
Boiling Point

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The second release from guitarist and oud improviser Gordon Grdina's Boiling Point Trio with Matt Mitchell on piano and Jim Black on drums, following their excellent 2020 Martian Kitties album, solidified into a tight unit from touring, Grdina's writing showcasing each player's ability to improvise around complex rhythmic, harmonic, and melodically rich compositions.

Hochstapler, Die : Within Hochstapler, Die :
Within

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Their group name Die Hochstapler translating to "The Impostors", the fifth exuberant free jazz album from the Berlin quartet of Pierre Borel on alto saxophone, cymbals & bird calls, Louis Laurain on trumpet & vocals, Antonio Borghini on double bass and Hannes Lingens on drums & vibraphone was recorded during their February 2022 residency at Au Topsi Pohl.

Great Waitress (Mayas / Brooks / Altman): Back, Before Great Waitress (Mayas / Brooks / Altman):
Back, Before

(Splitrec -- Australia )

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Gorgeously subtle improvisation of a primarily acoustic nature through unfolding soundscapes of intricate restraint and deep listening, from the trio of Berlin pianist Magda Mayas and Sydney improvisers Monica Brooks on accordion and Laura Altman on clarinet & feedback, in their 4th release, recorded live in the reverberant church hall of the Annandale Creative Arts Centre.

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Kawabata Makoto: Reverse Fault Nakatani, Tatsuya / Kawabata Makoto:
Reverse Fault

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )

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Recording at percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's studio Nakatani-Kobo in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico and at Acid Mother's Temple guitarist Kawabata Makoto's studio in Asuka, Nara, Japan, the duo continue their collaborations honed through live touring and various improv configurations, generating incredible seismic sonics through unusual use of their instruments.

Nichunimu (Vergara / Carrasco / Mardones): Un Cacho de Metal, Un Resto de Vaiven Nichunimu (Vergara / Carrasco / Mardones):
Un Cacho de Metal, Un Resto de Vaiven

(577 Records -- USA )

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Experimental improvisation that moves in and out of jazz territory from the Chilean trio of Benjamin Vergara on trumpet, Nicolas Carrasco on synthesizer and Matias Mardones on percussion, recording in the studio the day after their performance at the 2019 Relincha Festival in Ciudad de Valdivia, focusing on patterns of circularity and repetition to inform their playing.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [VINYL] Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver:
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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The 2nd of two studio albums from the quartet of Daniel Carter on saxophone & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, recordings from the same sessions as the 1st volume with five shorter works, as the long-time collaborators and friends show their nearly telepathic rapport in adventurous and masterful modern jazz.

Ibarra, Susie / Tashi Dorji: Master of Time [VINYL] Ibarra, Susie / Tashi Dorji:
Master of Time [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Commissioned for the Tang Museum's "The Second Buddha: Master of Time", the duo of percussionist Susie Ibarra and guitarist Tashi Dorji envision the legendary figure Padmasambhava, who brought Buddhism to Tibet, through two extended improvisations of close communication and tight interaction, including gamelan-like percussion and unusually tuned guitar abstractions.

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.

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

(Slam Productions -- UK )

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

West, Brodie Quintet: Meadow of Dreams [VINYL] West, Brodie Quintet:
Meadow of Dreams [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The third release from the Toronto-based Brodie West Quintet of Evan Cartwright on drums, vibraphone & guitar, Josh Cole on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Tania Gill on piano and Brodie West on alto saxophone, performing Brodie's uniquely inclusive and sometimes atypically metered compositions, leading to fascinating solo and group interplay from reflection to fire.

Konstrukt & Peter Brotzmann: Dolunay [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD] Konstrukt & Peter Brotzmann:
Dolunay [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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A reissue of the 2008 double LP, part of the continuing collaborations between great improvisers from around the globe with the Turkish Konstrukt quartet of Korhan Argüden on drums, Özün Usta on percussion, Umut Çağlar on guitar and Korhan Futacı on tenor & baritone saxophone, here joining with European Free Jazz legend Peter Brötzmann on alto & tenor saxophones and clarinet for this formidable studio recording from Istanbul.

Clotet, Amidea: Trasluz Clotet, Amidea:
Trasluz

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Sorollets i catxarros—noises and rattles—from Barcelona electric guitarist and free improviser Amidea Clotet, who explores unusual possibilites from the instrument through textural approaches and amplification, evoking unusual soundscapes of inexplicable sound from the body, hardware and strings of the guitar, in seven unusual and fascinating expositions.

Windemo & Strid / Warnheim & Ingves: Split Series Vol. 1 Windemo & Strid / Warnheim & Ingves:
Split Series Vol. 1

(FRIM Records -- Sweden )

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Two very different but openly creative improvising duos on a split CD, initiating the Swedish label and concert organizer FRIMS's split recording series: first 4 improvisations from legendary free improvisers Raymond Strid on drums & percussion and guitarist Mattias Windemo; then an extended dialog from new generation players Marcus Warnheim on alto saxophone and Karin Ivgves on piano.

Tong, Brianna / Johanna Brock / Andrew Scott Young / Ishmael Ali: Akjai Tong, Brianna / Johanna Brock / Andrew Scott Young / Ishmael Ali:
Akjai

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Part of the Chi Away project bringing together new collaborations of Chicago improvisers, Akjai is the unique experimental chamber jazz quartet of Brianna Tong on vocals, Johanna Brock on voice & violin, Ishmael Ali on cello and Andrew Scott Young on double bass, blurring 20th century classical music, art song and free jazz with texts by Brianna Tong, Octavia Butler, and RA Washington.

Ughi, Federico (w/ Buckley / Musson / MF Morris): The Space Within Ughi, Federico (w/ Buckley / Musson / MF Morris):
The Space Within

(Slam Productions -- UK )

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Drummer Federico Ughi is heard in three duo configurations of three improvisations each with British improvisers Steve Buckley on alto saxophone and bass clarinet; Rachel Musson on tenor saxophone; and Matthew F. Morris on baritone saxophone, recording in the studio in London, 1998.

Johnson, Max: Hermit Music Johnson, Max:
Hermit Music

(Unbroken Sounds -- USA )

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An extraordinary set of solo double bass improvisations captured in the warm Booklyn Conveyor Recording Studio, Johnson showing his strength with his fingers on the large strings or a bow in his hand, in five turbulent and superb solos under reflection of personal struggles and the strain of pandemic, bringing a new sense of self and determination to his playing.

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

(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 / 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.

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!

Foster, Michael: The Industrious Tongue Foster, Michael:
The Industrious Tongue

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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It's not just the tongue that drives these compellingly irascible and unexpected sounds from the saxophone, augmented at times by samples and oscillators, as NY saxophonist Michael Foster applies technique beyond extended to a tenor and soprano saxophone, in two multi-part works of solo utterance: "Libidinal Fragments" in seven parts, and "Celluloid Nightmares" in two.

Vernacular (Caswell / Kulcsar / Washington): The Little Bird [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Vernacular (Caswell / Kulcsar / Washington):
The Little Bird [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Originally released in 2004 on CDR and only now properly released, the Cleveland trio of Lawrence Caswell (bass, vocals), Chris Kulcsar (drums, guitar) and R.A. Washington (trumpet, percussion) embraced the heart of free jazz and the concepts of freedom in bold and passionate improvisation and a scathing song, captured in two concerts at The Black Eye and Grog Shop.

Kuchen / Fernandez / Kaucic: The Steps That Resonate Kuchen / Fernandez / Kaucic:
The Steps That Resonate

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Uniquely orchestrated with all three members bringing a trove of objects & percussion, the trio of Martin Küchen on saxophones, Agustí Fernández on piano and Zlatko Kaučič on drums are heard in this two-part live concert at BUMF festival in Smartno, Slovenia, for a superb example of intent listening and use of space around confident, stunningly creative & virtuosic playing.

Blaser, Samuel / Pierre Favre: Same Place, Another Time. [VINYL] Blaser, Samuel / Pierre Favre:
Same Place, Another Time. [VINYL]

(Blaser Music -- Germany )

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Only the second vinyl LP of Swiss trumpeter Samuel Blaser's career and released on drummer Pierre Favre's 85th birthday, this is their second duo album, well reflecting the extensive collaboration and touring these improvisers from two generations of free jazz have made, bringing nuance, virtuosity and humor together through original free improv and two notable standards.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatica [VINY Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepatica [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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Named for the long history of collaboration over decades, the NY free jazz Telepathic Band of Daniel Carter on saxophones, clarinet & trumpet, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano, Rhodes, Hilliard Greene on bass and Federico Ughi on drums are heard live at the 2018 Forward Festival in Brooklyn, NY for four outstandingly informed improvisations.

Lash, Dominic / Pat Thomas: New Oxford Brevity Lash, Dominic / Pat Thomas:
New Oxford Brevity

(Spoonhunt -- UK )

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After twenty years of collaboration including bands BleySchool, The Locals and Valid Tractor, this is surprisingly the first duo recording between British improvisers, pianist Pat Thomas and Dominic Lash, the latter more typically on double bass but here on electric guitar, and Thomas on the grand piano at St. Anne's College in Oxford, as the two improvise six fascinating dialogs.

Lasserre, Didier: Silence Was Pleased Lasserre, Didier:
Silence Was Pleased

(Ayler -- France )

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Working with sound designers, cinematic and theater artists along with free improvisers, percussionist and composer Didier Lassere's performance project focuses on the relationship between sound and silence, composing entry, exit and superimposition points that the members of his septet improvise around, reconfiguring to smaller groupings throughout the work.

Lila Bazooka (Sophie Bernado / Celine Grangey): Arashiyama Lila Bazooka (Sophie Bernado / Celine Grangey):
Arashiyama

(Ayler -- France )

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The French duo of bassoonist Sophie Bernado and sound artist Céline Grangey expand on the rich timbre of Bernado's bassoon, starting solo in beautiful etude improvisations only to have Grangey's sound designs expand around her playing, developing rich environments through electronics, field recording & voice, a beautiful intersection of experimental, composed and improvised music.

Graham, Forbes (Forbes / Lopez / Lopez): Another Day, Another Vector Graham, Forbes (Forbes / Lopez / Lopez):
Another Day, Another Vector

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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An unusual set of electroacoustic improvisations recorded at Firehouse 12 from a New York trio led by trumpeter Forbes Graham, also on laptop and drum machine, Cecelia Lopez on analog synth, and bassist Brandon Lopez, Graham mutating his trumpet through sound processing, complemented by Cecelia Lopez's synthetic punctuations, all grounded by Brandon Lopez' solid bass work.

Magill, Rob: Blues Etudes Magill, Rob:
Blues Etudes

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )

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A series of reed and wind improvisations, including two pieces with electronics, from Southern California composer and improviser Rob Magill, each of the 9 tracks on this album focusing on a different instrument: alto saxophone, soprano saxpohone, clarinet, flute, bass clarinet, bass recorder, sheng and tenor saxophone, plus a multi-instrumental "misc".

Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace: The Inflatable Leviathan [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace:
The Inflatable Leviathan [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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The first studio recording for the performing quartet of New York improvisers, Cecilia Lopez (synthesizer), Michael Foster (tenor & soprano saxophones), Sean Ali (double bass) and Eli Wallace (upright piano), taking listeners on an inflating journey from "Stratosphere" to "Exosphere" through unorthodox approaches, from sparse intensity to dense textural interaction.

Davis, Miles Quintet (w/ Coltrane / Kelly / Chambers / Cobb): Live Europe 1960, Revisited Davis, Miles Quintet (w/ Coltrane / Kelly / Chambers / Cobb):
Live Europe 1960, Revisited

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

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Culled from two concerts on Norman Granz's Spring 1960 European tour, Miles' seminal 50s band was on the point of dissolution, Coltrane soon to leave to form his own classic quartet, and the distinction between the old and new is evident in Coltrane's expansive and intricate soloing over standards and Kind of Blue material including "So What" or "On Green Dolphin Street".

Shepp, Archie: Fire Music To Mama Too Tight, Revisited Shepp, Archie:
Fire Music To Mama Too Tight, Revisited

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

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Archie Shepp's second album for Impulse! merges the fire of free jazz with an incredibly eclectic set of styles, his inclusive approach to composition integrating a vast source of styles from Ellington to Ipanema; this is paired with Shepp's octet release, including an epic 20 minute work for American artist Robert Thompson reflecting his paintings in powerful thematic and abstract expression.

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

(Anagram Music -- E.U. )

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

McPhee / Edwards / Kugel: Existential Moments McPhee / Edwards / Kugel:
Existential Moments

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The 3rd album from the touring trio of Joe McPhee on trumpet & tenor sax, John Edwards on double bass and Klaus Kugel on drums, following their previous NotTwo releases A Night In Alchemia and Journey To Parazzar, here captured live at FreeJazzSaar 2019, in Saarbrucken, Germany for a boisterously exciting set of three collective improvisations, including a tip of the hat to Charles Gayle.

Chicago Plan, The (Swell / Ullmann / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang): For New Zealand Chicago Plan, The (Swell / Ullmann / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang):
For New Zealand

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Featuring compositions from both trombonist Steve Swell and tenor saxophonist & bass clarinetist Gebhard Ulmann, the second album from The Chicago Plan with cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and drummer Michael Zerang is captured in the studio in Augsburg, Germany for six exceptional modern jazz recordings from a profoundly masterful and experienced transatlantic band.

Robinson / Whitecage / Filiano / Grassi: Live @ VisionFest20 Robinson / Whitecage / Filiano / Grassi:
Live @ VisionFest20

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Dedicated to the memory of reed & wind players Perry Robinson and Mark Whitecage, both of whom have passed since they took part in this tremendous 2015 live recording recorded at the 20th VisionFest in NYC, in a quartet with bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Lou Grassi for three collective free improvisations, particularly the extended first piece dedicated to late trumpeter Roy Campbell.

Frith, Fred / Annie Lewandowski: Long As In Short, Walk As In Run Frith, Fred / Annie Lewandowski:
Long As In Short, Walk As In Run

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )

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Extended and captivating improvisations using complex and extended techniques from the duo of prepared pianist Annie Lewandowski (London Improvisers Orchestra, Powerdove, Xiu Xiu) and guitarist Fred Frith (Henry Cow, Skeleton Crew, &c &c) in a thoroughly modern improvised conversation, here reissued with 11 minutes of previously unreleased material.

Baldwin, Nat : The Red Barn [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Baldwin, Nat :
The Red Barn [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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A short book of fiction depicting dark scenes from the ambience of extraordinary normalcy, descriptive texts insinuating horror from everyday occurrence, written by double bassist Nat Baldwin and published by Calamari Press in 2017, here in an audio version of excerpts narrated by Baldwin himself, performing on double bass through two panned tracks of unusual improvisations.

Abhorrent Expanse (Polipnick / Fratzke / Courage / Glenn): Gateways To Resplendence Abhorrent Expanse (Polipnick / Fratzke / Courage / Glenn):
Gateways To Resplendence

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Covering vast approaches to improvised and experimental music, based around scrabbly free playing, dark rock intensity, experimental and abstract tapestries of sound and unexpected transitions,the Minneapolis quartet of guitarists Luke Polipnick & Erik Fratzke, bassist Brian Courage and drummer Tim Glenn tell a consistent narrative of urgently creative exploration; gripping.

Graewe, Georg Quintet: New Movements Graewe, Georg Quintet:
New Movements

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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First-ever reissue of the 1976 FMP album from the adventurous German hard-bop quintet led by pianist Georg Graewe, with Horst Grabosch on trumpet, Harald Dau on saxophones, Hans Schneider on bass and Achim Kramer on drums, embracing post-bop, freebop, free jazz, and free improvisation in an exciting live recording from "Jazz Now" at the Quarter Latin in Berlin, Germany in 1976.

Graewe, Georg Quintet: Pink Pong Graewe, Georg Quintet:
Pink Pong

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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A year and a half after their live debut on FMP, the German free/hard-bop quintet led by pianist Georg Graewe with Horst Grabosch on trumpet, Harald Dau on saxophones, Hans Schneider on bass and Achim Kramer on drums, recorded this studio album of extraordinary free improv presenting brilliantly intricate and exciting compositions, here in its first fully remastered reissue.

Reichel, Hans: Bonobo Beach: Some More Guitar Solos Reichel, Hans:
Bonobo Beach: Some More Guitar Solos

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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The fourth and final record of solo guitar works from German guitarist and instrument inventor Hans Reichel, perhaps the most lyrical of the lot as he improvises on an unusual set of guitars, including a fretless Spanish guitar, 6 & 12 string guitars with extra frets, and an electric pick-behind-the-bridge guitar; fully restored artwork includes Reichel's amusing insert.

Columbia Icefield (Nate Wooley / Mary Halvorson / Ryan Sawyer): Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes Columbia Icefield (Nate Wooley / Mary Halvorson / Ryan Sawyer):
Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )

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The second outing for trumpeter and composer Nate Wooley's Columbia Icefield band with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar, Ryan Sawyer on drums, plus violist Mat Maneri and bassist Trevor Dunn joining for one track; an album of sublime and subtly complex sondscapes in beautiful abstractions that evolve to exceptional group and solo interplay.

Smith, Ches (w/ Bill Frisell / Mat Maneri / Craig Taborn): Interpret It Well Smith, Ches (w/ Bill Frisell / Mat Maneri / Craig Taborn):
Interpret It Well

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )

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Expanding drummer and composer Ches Smith's working band of violist Mat Maneri and pianist Craig Taborn with guitarist Bill Frisell, who had joined the band for one live gig that felt so natural that recording as a quartet was a natural conclusion, heard here in seven compositions that allow room for band members to improvise or "Interpret" on the compositions themselves.

Gargaud, Guillaume / Patrice Grente: Intuition's Days Gargaud, Guillaume / Patrice Grente:
Intuition's Days

(Open Systems Records -- USA )

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The first recording between French improvisers, guitarist Guillaume Gargaud and double bassist Patrice Grente, who began their work together in 2016 performing noise and minimalist music, increasing the frequency of their collaborations until a forced 1 year break, meeting again in 2021 to record this beautifully complementing set of all-acoustic duos.

 

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