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Schindler, Udo / Etienne Rolin / Luc Laine: In Search Of Surprise Schindler, Udo / Etienne Rolin / Luc Laine:
In Search Of Surprise

(FMR -- UK )

Price: $14.95    

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Unique voicing through the orchestration of saxophones, basset horn, glissotar (a modern continuous pitch wind instrument) and vibraphone, heard in this recording at the international artist house Villa Waldberta, in Feldafing-Munich, Germany, for seven recordings that blend free jazz forms with chamber jazz approaches with remarkable sophistication and composure.

Lopes, Luis Love Song: Emmentes Lopes, Luis Love Song:
Emmentes

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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The third release in Portuguese guitarist Luís Lopes' Love Song Project is a solo album performed on a nylon-stringed acoustic guitar, six beautifully peaceful and introspective improvisations revealing a calm side to Lopes' often assertive electric guitar work, instead allowing harmonics and notes express his curiosity of life and love of music.

George, Kazemde: I Insist George, Kazemde:
I Insist

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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A solid modern jazz album in the Blue Note tradition with a Latin angle, the title a reference to Max Roach's 1960 protest album We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, evoked through strongly melodic tunes composed by Brooklyn saxophonist Kazemde George and performed with vocalist Sami Stevens, keyboardist Isaac Wilson, bassist Tyrone Allen II, and drummer Adam Arruda.

Diaphane (Loriot / Costa / Hubsch / Loher): Paris Diaphane (Loriot / Costa / Hubsch / Loher):
Paris

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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A live album at the Cafe de Paris in 2019, and the recording debut of the international quartet Diaphane of Frantz Loriot on viola, Raphael Loher on piano, Carl Ludwig Hübsch on tuba and Carlo Costa on percussion, heard here in an extended and fully free improvisation using unusual techniques and objects to extend the pallet of their acoustic instruments.

Sung, You Jin / Vincent Laju: Kairos Sung, You Jin / Vincent Laju:
Kairos

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Exotic improvisation from Korean musician based in Berlin, You Jin Sung, performing on the gayageum, a large traditional Korean plucked zither sometimes augmented with electronics, in a duo with French cellist Vincent Laju, both performers using tension and space contrasted with moments of intensity through six improvisations of cross-cultural, contemporary conversation.

Mori, Ikue / Brian Marsella / Sae Hashimoto: Archipelago X Mori, Ikue / Brian Marsella / Sae Hashimoto:
Archipelago X

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Part of Tzadik's Spectrum series, the Downtown NY trio of electroacoustic improviser and composer Ikue Mori, pianist Brian Marsella performing on electric keyboards and synths, and classical percussionist Sae Hashimoto on a wealth of marimbas, drums, bells, shakers and chimes, composed these intricately fascinating works by exchanging tracks composed in their home studios.

Euphorium_freakestra: 2 Trios & 2 Babies Euphorium_freakestra:
2 Trios & 2 Babies

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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Two drummerless trios meet two drummers in this incredible 2006 concert at naTo, in Leipzig, one from trumpeter Matthias Mainz, cello player Matthias Lorenz and bass player Michael Haves, the other from Fabian Niermann on tenor saxophone, Konrad Gruneberg on double bass and Oliver Schwerdt on the grand piano, the drummers Christian Lillinger & Gunter Baby Sommer.

Mirror Unit (Georg Wissel / Tim O'Dwyer): Sonic Rivers Mirror Unit (Georg Wissel / Tim O'Dwyer):
Sonic Rivers

(FMR -- UK )

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Following their Creative Sources album Wind Makes Weather, alto saxophonists Tim O'Dwyer and Georg Wissel, both employing preparations on their instruments, improvise a confluence of sonic rivers evoking, exploring and reflecting waterways from around the world, captured in concert at the cinema hall of the cultural center Alte Feuerwache, in Cologne.

Omegatre (Colafiglio / Romano / Cicala): Terre Rare Omegatre (Colafiglio / Romano / Cicala):
Terre Rare

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Since 2005 Italian guitarist Tommaso Colafiglio has led the Omegatre trio, composing and arranging all works on this album with drummer & percussionist Leo Cicala, peformed with Paolo Romano on double bass and electric bass, presenting seven electric jazz compositions that flow with the sophistication and grace each brings through years of collaborative and independent evolution.

Cooper, Jack / Jeff Tobias : Tributaries [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Cooper, Jack / Jeff Tobias :
Tributaries [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two side-long tracks of minimal improvisation from NY saxophonist Jeff Tobias (Sunwatchers) and UK guitarist Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting); "Wicken" and "Debden" are named for and inspired by the tributaries of the River Cam in North Essex, revealing themselves in steady progressions and subtle application of instrumental technique in a beautifully flowing reflection.

Gargaud, Guillaume: 17 Compositions Gargaud, Guillaume:
17 Compositions

(New Focus Recordings -- Greece )

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A compilation of improvised steel-string acoustic guitar works framed by pitch and intervallic restrictions, from French composer and guitarist Guillaume Gargaud, 17 succinct pieces that evade standard jazz vocabulary while integrating influences from Messiaen to Webern to Cecil Taylor, paced in contemplative and sophisticated style.

Lee, Okkyung: Na-Reul (나를 ) Lee, Okkyung:
Na-Reul (나를 )

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Extremely personal and passionate, cellist Okkyung Lee recorded this album after separation from her instrument for months as she traveled to Korea to be with her dying father during pandemic; the 9 pieces are layered with strings, instrument sounds, voice and with profound timing, creating an intensely beautiful album reflecting the anguish and loss of the time.

Vandermark, Ken: The Field Within a Line Vandermark, Ken:
The Field Within a Line

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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One of Corbett vs. Dempsey's Black Cross Solo Sessions, Ken Vandermark recorded these twelve succinct, insightful and technically superb solo recordings at his home during pandemic lockdowns, part of a new book of compositions for solo reed instruments, each piece dedicated to an artist across multiple disciplines, including Joe McPhee, Anthony Braxton, Samuel Beckett, &c.

McPhee, Joe: Route 84 Quarantine Blues McPhee, Joe:
Route 84 Quarantine Blues

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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One of Corbett vs. Dempsey's Black Cross Solo Sessions, Joe McPhees approaches his album recorded during pandemic lockdown in his home through tenor sax, voice, water, objects and field recordings, the center of the album a cycle of compositions by Charles Mingus, alongside works by Carla Bley and influences by Joni Mitchell, and a virtual symphony of saxes on the title track.

Dunmall, Paul / Jonathan Impett / Andrew Ball / Paul Rogers / Phillip Gibbs: Undistracted Dunmall, Paul / Jonathan Impett / Andrew Ball / Paul Rogers / Phillip Gibbs:
Undistracted

(FMR -- UK )

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A 2004 quintet recording from Victoria Rooms in Bristol with the core of long-time collaborators Paul Dunmall on tenor sax, Paul Rogers on bass and Philip Gibbs, performing with two improvisers also well known for their work in compositional forms--Jonathan Impett on trumpet and Andrew Ball on piano--bringing unique perspectives to their far-ranging, advanced improvisation.

Dunmall, Paul / Simon Thoumire / John Edwards / Phillip Gibbs: Brothers In Music Dunmall, Paul / Simon Thoumire / John Edwards / Phillip Gibbs:
Brothers In Music

(FMR -- UK )

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2021 reissue of this 2004 release on the DUNS label bringing together a uniquely voiced quartet with Paul Dunmall on tenor & soprano saxophones, virtuoso concertina player Simon Thoumire, John Edwards on double bass and Philip Gibbs on guitar, with both Dunmall & Thoumire performing on bagpipes on two tracks; a welcome reissue to a distinctive and thought-provoking album.

Schindler, Udo / Wilbert De Joode: Participation & Interplay [LowToneStudies] Schindler, Udo / Wilbert De Joode:
Participation & Interplay [LowToneStudies]

(FMR -- UK )

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Concentrating on the lower end of their instruments, Udo Schindler and double bassist Wilbert de Joode improvise live at DasKihotzky_wagnisARt and at the 99th Salon für Klang+Kunstover in Munich, for 10 parts of their "[LowToneStudies]", Schindler performing on bass clarinet, f-tuba and tubax (a contrabass saxophone), occasionally complementing their lower end with soprano sax.

Jones, Darius: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) [PINK VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Jones, Darius:
Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) [PINK VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

Price: $21.95    

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Drawing on compositions from black artists who have created something uniquely their own--Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Roscoe Mitchell, Georgia Anne Muldrow--alto saxophonist Darius Jones pulls from the depths of emotion and vulnerability in five solo tracks recorded in Portland, deeply felt blues reflecting the black experience in America and the pain of isolation.

Jones, Darius: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Jones, Darius:
Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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Drawing on compositions from black artists who have created something uniquely their own--Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Roscoe Mitchell, Georgia Anne Muldrow--alto saxophonist Darius Jones pulls from the depths of emotion and vulnerability in five solo tracks recorded in Portland, deeply felt blues reflecting the black experience in America and the pain of isolation.

Smith, Wadada Leo Great Lakes Quartet: The Chicago Symphonies [4 CD BOX SET] Smith, Wadada Leo Great Lakes Quartet:
The Chicago Symphonies [4 CD BOX SET]

(Tum -- Finland )

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Inspired by Don Cherry's 1966 Symphony For Improvisers and intended to illustrate the profound cultural contributions Chicagoans & Midwesterners have made, trumpeter Leo Smith's presents four expansive symphonies, three performed with Henry Threadgill (sax & flute), John Lindberg (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums), the fourth with Jonathon Haffner (sax) plus Smith, Lindberg and DeJohnette.

Smith, Wadada Leo / Vijay Iyer / Jack Dejohnette : A Love Sonnet For Billie Holiday Smith, Wadada Leo / Vijay Iyer / Jack Dejohnette :
A Love Sonnet For Billie Holiday

(Tum -- Finland )

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One of two albums marking trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's 80th birthday, and showing his creative and technical skills still in peak form, here in a trio for the first time uniting independent collaborators, pianist & keyboardist Vijay Iyer and drummer Jack DeJohnette, in compositions from each of the performers plus one collective improvisation.

Sandell, Sten / Lisa Ullen: Double Music Sandell, Sten / Lisa Ullen:
Double Music

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The first duo album by pianists Sten Sandell and Lisa Ullén, recorded in their home country of Sweden, performing eight freely improvised piano works which include the two-part "Double Music" and two-part "Onyx", each recording contrasting complex interplay of discord and harmony with beautiful passages of introspection and intellectual depth; a remarkable merging of masterful talent.

Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang): The Earth Is # Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang):
The Earth Is #

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Referencing 60s free jazz (the band's name is from an Ornette Coleman album) and structuring their tunes with melodic heads that develop into intricate structures giving the players room for impressive soloing, this is the 5th album from the Scandinavian quintet of Andre Roligheten (winds), Thomas Johansson (trumpets), Oscar Gronberg (piano), Jon Rune Strom (bass), and Tollef Ostvang (drums).

New Old Luten Quintet: Big Pauer New Old Luten Quintet:
Big Pauer

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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Opening with a powerful solo set from pianist Elan Pauer, this album was released on the occasion of Pauer's 80th birthday, revealing itself to be the incredible free jazz quintet of of Pauer, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky on clarinet & shepherds' flutes, both John Edwards & Robert Landfermann on double bass, and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion.

Bryerton, Jerome / Damon Smith : There Must be a Reason for Generating Sounds... [CD + BOOKMARK] Bryerton, Jerome / Damon Smith :
There Must be a Reason for Generating Sounds... [CD + BOOKMARK]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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From the late 1990s to the early 2000s, drummer Jerome Bryterton & double bassist Damon Smith toured & recorded with legendary German multi-reedist Wolfgang Fuchs, who was a great influence on both musicians, here presenting a tribute to the late improviser through 11 recordings titled with quotes from Fuchs, and released with a bookmark from an improvisation workshop in Oakland.

Crazy Doberman: "Everyone Is Rolling Down A Hill" ... [VINYL] Crazy Doberman:
"Everyone Is Rolling Down A Hill" ... [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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The Indiana collective Crazy Doberman in a 15-performer configuration including core members Tim Gick and Drew Davis, merging jazz and indescribable approaches to free improvisation with a mix of acoustic & electronic instruments, building their pieces from mysteriously cantankerous rumination to ecstatic grooves and much in-between.

Futari (Satoko Fujii / Taiko Saito): Underground Futari (Satoko Fujii / Taiko Saito):
Underground

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.95    

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Pandemic restrictions having cancelled their European tour, the Futari duo of pianist Satoko Fujii and vibraphonist Taiko Saito chose instead to develop a new collaborative album of improvisations exchanged by sound file, each intently listening to the other's recordings, their care and pensive responses creating an astounding and sublime album of stunningly beautiful music.

Swell's, Steve Systems For Total Immersion: Hommage A Luciano Berio Swell's, Steve Systems For Total Immersion:
Hommage A Luciano Berio

(Silkheart -- USA )

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After Bartok and Messiaen, trombonist & composer Steve Swell takes his sextet with Marty Ehrlich (winds), Sam Newsome (sax), Jim Pugliese (marimba), Ellen Christi (voice) and Gerald Cleaver (drums) into an exploration of Italian composer Luciano Berio with a diverse set of works reflecting Berio's vast curiosity and ovouer; a spectacular collection from a fantastic band.

Block Ensemble (Ratkje / Joh / Pernille / Ingvaldsen / Rasmussent ...): Hugs and Bugs Block Ensemble (Ratkje / Joh / Pernille / Ingvaldsen / Rasmussent ...):
Hugs and Bugs

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Conceived by saxophonist Kirstoffer Berre Alberts and Lasse Marhaug, who composed this large acoustic work for strings, percussion, blowing instruments, pipes (organ and accordion) and vocals, soliciting solo recordings created in isolation during the pandemic which they layered and blocked in the studio to create these two remarkable works of eccentric timbre, motion & pitch.

Ritual Habitual (Marogna / Almeida / Ernsting): Pagan Chant Ritual Habitual (Marogna / Almeida / Ernsting):
Pagan Chant

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Presented as a a tribute to past jazz masters John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Don Cherry and Charlie Haden, Rotterdam's Ritual Habitual trio led by double bassist Gonçalo Almeida with drummer Philipp Ernsting and Riccardo Maronga on tenor sax, bass clarinet & synthesizers, create a sense of ritual through deep repetition of modern creative jazz rooted in free jazz tradition.

Parker, William / Patricia Nicholson: No Joke! Parker, William / Patricia Nicholson:
No Joke!

(ESP Disk -- USA )

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An unapologetically political album from double bassist William Parker in collaboration with poet Patricia Nicholson, confronting injustice and inequality through spoken word set over Parker's compositions, performed with James Brandon Lewis on tenor saxophone, Devin Brahja Waldman on alto saxophone, Francisco Mela on drums, vocals, Melanie Dyer on viola and Gerald Cleaver on drums.

Shipp, Matthew: Codebreaker Shipp, Matthew:
Codebreaker

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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An unusually contemplative solo record from New York pianist Matthew Shipp, belying the intricately subtle density of his inventive approach to solo piano improvisation, with an innate lyricism through unusual motive and direction; perhaps one of the most succinct and concise albums Shipp has released, and a beautiful reflection of his creative intentions.

Various Artists: CICP Collaborative Recordings vol. 1 Various Artists:
CICP Collaborative Recordings vol. 1

(Habitable Records -- Portugal )

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An introduction to Habitable Records, initiated by members of the Composers and Improvisers Community Project led by Argentinian guitarist Javier Subatin, their work crossing composed and improvised boundaries, here in 18 duos and trios including work by Zé Alemeida, Pedro Melo Alves, Killick!, Federico Calcagno, Luis Figueiredo, Samuel Gapp, Javier Subatin, &c.

Jones, Darius: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) Jones, Darius:
Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation)

(Northern Spy -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Drawing on compositions from black artists who have created something uniquely their own--Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Roscoe Mitchell, Georgia Anne Muldrow--alto saxophonist Darius Jones pulls from the depths of emotion and vulnerability in five solo tracks recorded in Portland, deeply felt blues reflecting the black experience in America and the pain of isolation.

Noyes, Charles K. / Elliott Sharp: Besotted Noyes, Charles K. / Elliott Sharp:
Besotted

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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A series of collaborative electracoustic improvisations recorded remotely during the pandemic by long-time associates, electric guitarist Charles K. Noyes and multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp, here performing on arches h line (a 9-string double neck instrument), violinoid, triple course bass pantar, analog synthesizers, sax & bass clarinet.

Big Bad Brotzmann Trio (feat John Edwards / John Eckhardt): Hot Ass / Sexy Legs [3'' MINI CD] Big Bad Brotzmann Trio (feat John Edwards / John Eckhardt):
Hot Ass / Sexy Legs [3'' MINI CD]

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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Two recordings from naTo in Leipzig, Germany, the first an energetic free jazz romp from the Big Bad Brötzmann Trio of Peter Brötzmann on tenor sax & taragato, Oliver Schwerdt on piano & percussion and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion; then a furtively powerful double bass duo between John Edwards and John Eckhardt, a tour de force of extended technique and deep sound.

Herr Borelgrip (Pierre Borel / Joel Grip): The Great European Stool Sample [2 LPs] Herr Borelgrip (Pierre Borel / Joel Grip):
The Great European Stool Sample [2 LPs]

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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The first album from the amalgamated band name Herr Borrelgrip, a play on the names of alto saxophonist Pierre Borel and double bassist Joel Grip, developing their work in Stockholm, Berlin and Paris starting in 2008 as a performing duo, heard here in a beautiful gatefold double LP studio release with an extensive LP-sized booklet of text in French and images.

Phillips, Dan / Hamid Drake: L'Avventura Di Vivere Phillips, Dan / Hamid Drake:
L'Avventura Di Vivere

(Lizard Breath -- USA )

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The second duo collaboration of Chicago percussionist Hamid Drake (Fred Anderson, Peter Brotzmann, DKV Trio, &c) and guitarist Dan Phillips (Chicago Edge Ensemble, Quartet Next, Dan Phillips Trio, Dan Phillips Quartet), recording in the studio for 11 improvisations that present a variety of moods and intensity, in textures and melodies from minimal to intricate interplay.

PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs: Electrolysis PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs:
Electrolysis

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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A follow-up to Stretching the Fabric of Space, this solo release from David Peck presents an extended layered set of fize improvisations using a base of prerecorded and premixed tracks with some electronic processing to speed up and slow down, to raise and lower pitch, and to build up thick mixes of sounds from the same sonority set.

McPhee, Joe / Michael Bisio / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Juma Sultan: The Sweet Spot McPhee, Joe / Michael Bisio / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Juma Sultan:
The Sweet Spot

(RogueArt -- France )

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Bringing together four masterful players into the studio in NYC--Joe McPhee on saxophones, Michael Bisio on double bass, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and Juma Sultan on percussion--for a set of with one composition each from McPhee, Sultan and Lonberg-Holm, two collective improvisations, Charlie Haden's "Human Being" and Henry Grimes "For Django".

Okazaki, Miles / Trevor Dunn / Dan Weiss / John Zorn: Hive Mind Okazaki, Miles / Trevor Dunn / Dan Weiss / John Zorn:
Hive Mind

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A new collective trio of New York luminaries from bassist Trevor Dunn, guitarist Miles Okazaki and drummer Dan Weiss, Okazaki and Weiss having collaborated in Weiss' own Large Ensemble and Dunn a part of Weiss' Starebaby, here in a set of unbridled and unorthodox collective improvisations, with alto saxophonist John Zorn joining the trio on two tracks.

Parker, Evan / John Edwards / Tony Marsh: Medway Blues Parker, Evan / John Edwards / Tony Marsh:
Medway Blues

(FMR -- UK )

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A superb 2009 concert at Command House, in Chatham, UK from the trio of saxophonist Evan Parker, double bassist John Edwards, and late drummer/percussionist Tony Marsh, a single 36 minute improvisation of cohesive and energetic free jazz where all three pull together as a nearly telepathic unit, plus two extended duo sections between Edwards and Marsh and a Marsh solo.

Edwards, John / N.O. Moore / Eddie Prevost / Alan Wilkinson: EMPoWered Edwards, John / N.O. Moore / Eddie Prevost / Alan Wilkinson:
EMPoWered

(577 Records -- USA )

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A live performance from London's I'klectik by British musicians John Edwards (double bass), N.O. Moore (guitar), and Eddie Prévost (drums), who have a long-standing history as a trio known for both energetic playing and extraordinary introspection, here expanded with saxophonist Alan Wilkinson for two outstanding performances of technical mastery and deep communication.

Zingaro, Carlos & Pedro Carneiro: Elogio Das Sombras Zingaro, Carlos & Pedro Carneiro:
Elogio Das Sombras

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Translating to "Eulogy of the Shadows", the free improvising duo of violinist Carlos Zingaro and percussionist Pedro Carneiro performing on marimba with a damper pedal, structure their work as though emerging out of the dark night, each step subtly increasing the glow of luminescence through intensity of interaction until receding again into obscurity; sublime.

Williams, Chris Ryan & Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Williams, Chris Ryan & Patrick Shiroishi:
Sans Soleil [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Interdisciplinary artist based between NYC and LA, Chris Ryan Williams, and Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist based in LA, Patrick Shiroishi, explore extremely open approaches to free improvisation, Williams primarily performing on brass instruments and Shiroishi on sax & reed instruments, with additional sources from synth, glockenspiel, and electric toothbrush.

New Old Luten Quintet: Rabatz! New Old Luten Quintet:
Rabatz!

(Euphorium -- Germany )

Price: $15.95    

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The second step in this evolutionary project, the title referring to "noisy bustle; Riot" started with the trio of wind & reed player Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, pianist Elan Pauer and drummer Christian Lillinger (Radau!), then expanded to this quintet with two double bassists-John Edwards & Robert Landfermann--captured live at naTo/ in Leipzig, Germany in 2015.

New Old Luten Septet: Remmidemmi! New Old Luten Septet:
Remmidemmi!

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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This evolutionary project titled as "loud, colorful hustle & bustle" started with the trio of wind & reed player Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, pianist Elan Pauer and drummer Christian Lillinger (Radau!), then expanded to a quintet with two double bassists-John Edwards & Robert Landfermann--and here as a septet with saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and trumpeter Axel Dšrner.

Musicworks: #140 Fall 2021 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#140 Fall 2021 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Canada's leading avant music magazine in their Fall 2021 issue, with articles on Understory (Nicole Rampersaud, Parmela Attariwala, and Germaine Liu), Frank Denyer, Taylor Brook, record & live reviews, plus a 14 track CD with pieces from Rocío Cano Valiño, Understory Show One: Gabriel Dharmoo/SlowPitchSound/Lan Tung, Frank Denyer, Nick Storring, &c.

Tsahar, Assif / William Parker / Hamid Drake: In Between The Tumbling A Stillness Tsahar, Assif / William Parker / Hamid Drake:
In Between The Tumbling A Stillness

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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A fierce free jazz concert recorded live at Levontin 7, in Tel Aviv by three players with a long history of collaboration and dynamic trio settings, from Israeli saxophonist formerly based in NYC Assif Tsahar, bassist William Parker and Chicago drummer Hamid Drake, in two extended, energetic and inventive improvisations and a concise closing "Stillness".

Tsahar, Assif / William Parker / Hamid Drake: In Between The Tumbling A Stillness [VINYL] Tsahar, Assif / William Parker / Hamid Drake:
In Between The Tumbling A Stillness [VINYL]

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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A fierce free jazz concert recorded live at Levontin 7, in Tel Aviv by three players with a long history of collaboration and dynamic trio settings, from Israeli saxophonist formerly based in NYC Assif Tsahar, bassist William Parker and Chicago drummer Hamid Drake, in two extended, energetic and inventive improvisations and a concise closing "Stillness".

L.U.M.E. (Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble): Las Californias L.U.M.E. (Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble):
Las Californias

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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L.U.M.E., aka the Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble directed by pianist Marco Barroso, is a big band with a chamber ensemble feeling, Barroso's upbeat and melodically sophisticated compositions driving the band by borrowing from a variety of jazz, funk and even cartoon-like styles to create a richly complex and compelling set of tunes that twist, turn and surprise.

Richards, Steph / Joshua White: Zephyr Richards, Steph / Joshua White:
Zephyr

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Exploring the sonic and visual territory of water, centering on concepts of metamorphoses and breathing underwater, pianist Joshua White and trumpeter & flugelhorn player Steph Richards also employ resonating water vessels and percussion as they present three fluid and introspectively fathomed works in multiple movements: "Sacred Sea"; "Sequoia"; and "Northern Lights".

Nevai, Nandor (w/ Peter Evans / Tim Dahl / Matt Nelson / Ron Stabinsky): Classified Maths Nevai, Nandor (w/ Peter Evans / Tim Dahl / Matt Nelson / Ron Stabinsky):
Classified Maths

(Psykomanteum -- USA )

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An unusual quintet of prominent New York improvisers--Peter Evans on trumpet, Tim Dahl on bass violin, Matt Nelson on tenor saxophone, and Ron Stabinsky on bass--performing Nandor Nevai's compositions: two Quintets and the two part "Sap Gloves"--Nevai performing on tenor sax, voice and conducting, blurring modern improv, chamber jazz and bizarre spoken word moments; outstanding and unsettling.

Mako Sica (feat Tatsu Aoki / Thymme Jones / Jacob Fawcett) : Garland of Heads  [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Mako Sica (feat Tatsu Aoki / Thymme Jones / Jacob Fawcett) :
Garland of Heads [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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With virtually the same lineup as their Feeding Tube album Ourania, the Chicago-based duo of Mako Sica--Brent Fuscaldo (electric bass, voice, harmonica & percussion) and Przemyslaw Krys Drazek (electric trumpet, electric guitar & mandolin)--again join with Tatsu Aoki on bass & shamisen and Thymme Jones on keyboards, trumpet, balloon & voice, subbing drummer Jacob Fawcett.

Expanse: Vacuum Energy Expanse:
Vacuum Energy

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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In May of 2021 Evil Clown label leader, multi-reedist and percussionist David Peck re-opened his performance space to fully vaccinated musicians, inviting Michael Caglianone on saxophones, Michael Knoblach on percussion, including rattlesnake drums, baskets of rocks, shakers, &c., recording this extended, rich, ruminative and introspective improvisation.

Leap Of Faith: Imaginary Perspectives Leap Of Faith:
Imaginary Perspectives

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The core duet of the Leap of Faith Orchestra of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice are joined by Evil Clown regular, Bob Moores on trumpet, guitar, electronics & percussion, the excitement evident as the trio performed together live in the studio the first time after pandemic vaccinations.

Lencastre, Joao Communion (Lencastre / Cirera / Toscano / Lackner / Fernrandes / Branco / Hasselberg Lencastre, Joao Communion (Lencastre / Cirera / Toscano / Lackner / Fernrandes / Branco / Hasselberg / Cascais):
Unlimited Dreams

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Exploring dream-like instrumental states in electrified modern creative jazz, drummer and composer João Lencastre leads an octet featuring saxophonists Albert Cirera & Ricard Toscano, guitarists André Fernandes & Pedro Branco, pianist Benny Lackner and bassists João Hasselberg & Nelson Cascais through six original compositions of fascinating free-flowing forms.

Calcagno, Federico / Stefano Grosso / Filippo Rinaldo: Piranha Calcagno, Federico / Stefano Grosso / Filippo Rinaldo:
Piranha

(Habitable Records -- Portugal )

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Conceived as a collective starting in 2017, the Milan-based group Piranha led by clarinetist Federico Calcagno, has performed in configurations from duo to quartet, here with Filippo Rinaldo on piano and Stefano Grasso on percussion, presenting original compositions from each member alongside collective free improvisations, blending jazz, chamber and contemporary compositional music.

Subatin, Javier (w/ Demian Cabaud & Pedro Melo Alves plus guests): Mountains Subatin, Javier (w/ Demian Cabaud & Pedro Melo Alves plus guests):
Mountains

(Habitable Records -- Portugal )

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Led by Argentinian guitarist based in Lisbon, Javier Subatin, the core of his band is fellow Portugal-based Argentian bassist Demian Cabaud and drummer Pedro Melo Alves, with guests improvisers on a number of tracks, presenting a series of "Mountain" tracks interspersed with "Rocks", "Birds", "Cave", &c. in impressively advanced use of time, rhythm, structure and harmonics.

Jones, Ed / Emil Karlsen: From Where Light Falls Jones, Ed / Emil Karlsen:
From Where Light Falls

(FMR -- UK )

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Eight improvisations named for the month of recording during the challenges of pandemic from British tenor saxophonist Ed Jones and Norwegian drummer/percussionist Emil Karlsen, often reflective work that explores timbral possibilities on each instrument through flowing lines and deceptively active investigations in a variety of empathetic and sublimely ruminative approaches.

Big Bad Brotzmann Trio: Biturbo!, Capt'n [3'' CD] Big Bad Brotzmann Trio:
Biturbo!, Capt'n [3'' CD]

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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A companion 3" CD to the Karacho! album, with an additional dynamic improvisation from the same concert, the Big Bad Brotzmann Trio bringing together master multi-reedist Peter Brötzmann, here on tenor saxophone & clarinet, with pianist Oliver Schwerdt, also playing percussion & little instruments, and drummer/percussionist Christian Lillinger.

New Old Luten Quintet: Krawall! New Old Luten Quintet:
Krawall!

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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One year after the 2013 recording by New Old Luten Quintet, Tumult!, the exceptional free jazz grouping of Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky on sax & clarinet, Elan Pauer on grand piano & percussion, John Edwards & Robert Landfermann on double bass and Christian Lillinger on drums, took the stage at naTo, in Leipzig to record this energetic and strongly percussive followup.

Turbulence: Vertical Currents Turbulence:
Vertical Currents

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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A meditative and expansive improvisation from the Boston-based collective Turbulence, a precursor to Leap of Faith Orchestra led by Evil Clown leader David Peck, here performing on a variety of clarinets, saxophones, flutes, winds and percussive devices, in a quartet with Bob Moore on trumpets and percussion, Duane Reed on baritone horn and Melanie Howell-Brooks on contrabass clarinet.

Nakajima, Rie: Fusuma [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Nakajima, Rie:
Fusuma [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )

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Working with sculpture and objects in sound installations and live performance, Rie Nakajima captured this appealing set of kinetic performances named for the objects featured in each: a handle of a Japanese sliding door (fusuma), Japanese rice bowls, coils, jars, shells, flower pots, plastic bags, tin foil, tin cans, chopsticks, a bamboo pot, stones, cups, &c.

Carter, Daniel / Ayumi Ishito / Eric Plaks / Zach Swanson / Jon Panikkar: Open Question Vol. 1 Carter, Daniel / Ayumi Ishito / Eric Plaks / Zach Swanson / Jon Panikkar:
Open Question Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )

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A wonderfully warm and innately lyrical free jazz quintet that grew organically from weekly jam sessions in Harlem starting in 2019, comprised of tenor saxophonist Ayumi Ishito, pianist Eric Plaks, bassist Zach Swanson, and drummer Jon Panikkar, and later, multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, Ishito the driving force in the project and this beautiful recording.

Paula Shocron / William Parker / Pablo Diaz : El Templo Paula Shocron / William Parker / Pablo Diaz :
El Templo

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A perfect matching for a free jazz collective piano trio, bringing frequent collaborators Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron and drummer Pablo Diaz, part of the SLD trio heard on Listen! Foundation and Hatology, together with NY bass legend William Parker, recording in NYC for four powerful improvisations of great technical prowess and attentive explorative interaction.

Johansson / Fite / Grip: Swinging at Topsi's Johansson / Fite / Grip:
Swinging at Topsi's

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An evening of free improvisation recorded in Berlin at au Topsi Pohl in 2020 from the Swedish trio of Euro Free Jazz legend Sven-Ake Johansson on drums, Niklas Fite on acoustic guitar and Joel Grip on double bass, performing two extended and dynamic improvisations, and then settling into jazz standard form for "Isn't It Romantic" and "Out of Nowhere" sung by by Johansson.

Mazzarella / Haker Flaten / Ra: What You Seek is Seeking You Mazzarella / Haker Flaten / Ra:
What You Seek is Seeking You

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Nick Mazzarella Trio, here configured as Mazzarella on alto saxophone & bells, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Avreeayl Ra on drums, are heard live at Constellation in Chicago in 2019, bringing together two generations of Chicago improvisers with Norwegian/US drummer Haker-Flaten for seven pieces espousing both tradition and innovative creative approaches.

Johansson / Fite / Grip: Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Johansson / Fite / Grip:
Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An evening of free improvisation recorded in Berlin at au Topsi Pohl in 2020 from the Swedish trio of Euro Free Jazz legend Sven-Ake Johansson on drums, Niklas Fite on acoustic guitar and Joel Grip on double bass, performing two extended and dynamic improvisations, and then settling into jazz standard form for "Isn't It Romantic" and "Out of Nowhere" sung by by Johansson.

Mazzarella / Haker Flaten / Ra: What You Seek is Seeking You [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD] Mazzarella / Haker Flaten / Ra:
What You Seek is Seeking You [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The Nick Mazzarella Trio, here configured as Mazzarella on alto saxophone & bells, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Avreeayl Ra on drums, are heard live at Constellation in Chicago in 2019, bringing together two generations of Chicago improvisers with Norwegian/US drummer Haker-Flaten for seven pieces espousing both tradition and innovative creative approaches.

Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black: Martian Kitties Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black:
Martian Kitties

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Thirteen succinct improvisations pitting Gordon Grdina's swinging middle-eastern flavors on the oud offset by gritty, experimental guitar work against drummer Jim Black's well-chosen and rock-solid grooves, an engaging album that shifts and explores a tremendous range of ideas and adventurous attitudes that span jazz, rock and experimental genres with ease.

Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black: Martian Kitties [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD] Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black:
Martian Kitties [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Thirteen succinct improvisations pitting Gordon Grdina's swinging middle-eastern flavors on the oud offset by gritty, experimental guitar work against drummer Jim Black's well-chosen and rock-solid grooves, an engaging album that shifts and explores a tremendous range of ideas and adventurous attitudes that span jazz, rock and experimental genres with ease.

Necks, The: Mindset [VINYL] Necks, The:
Mindset [VINYL]

(ReR Vinyl -- UK )

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The Necks 16th release layers polyrhythmic material to form seething blocks of sound, in two long pieces, one more stripped back to the live trio, the other featuring multiple strata of swirling Hammonds, noise-guitar and electronics.

Turbulence: Information Paradox Turbulence:
Information Paradox

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Turbulence, the extended horn section for the Boston-based free improvising ensemble Leap of Faith Orchestra, here with leader PEK, plus Michael Caglianone, Zack Bartolomei, Bob Moores, and Eric Dahlman, all playing instruments from their arsenal of percussive instruments and devices, including recently added electroacoustic devices expanding the band's sound.

Zucker, Gabriel & The Delegation: Leftover Beats from the Edge of Time [2 CDs] Zucker, Gabriel & The Delegation:
Leftover Beats from the Edge of Time [2 CDs]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Without bowing to genre restrictions, Gabriel Zucker's indie jazz orchestra The Delegation combines free jazz, chamber forms, avant song structures and experimental layering & transitions, as his large work in four sections of three movements each, explores time and the competing impulses of a backwards-looking nostalgia and a forwards-looking futurist belief in progress; innovative & stunning!

 

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