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Akchote / Halvorson / Frisell: Loving Highsmith [2CDs] Akchote / Halvorson / Frisell:
Loving Highsmith [2CDs]

(Ayler -- France )

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The soundtrack to the documentary Loving Highsmith about thriller novelist Patricia Highsmith, with music composed by Belgium guitarist Noël Akchoté along with pieces by Cole Porter, Mancini, Johnny Mercer, Frank Sinatra, Hildegard von Bingen, Carl Fischer, &c, presented in two CDs, one each of duets between Akchoté and New York guitarists Mary Halvorson and Bill Frisell.

Quatuor Bozzini: Tom Johnson: Combinations Quatuor Bozzini:
Tom Johnson: Combinations

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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The Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini (Alissa Cheung-violin, Clemens Merkel-violin, Stephanie Bozzini-viola, Isabelle Bozzini-cello) continue their investigation of avant composers, focusing on American composer Tom Johnson through three works or minimalist precision: "Combinations for String Quartet"; "Tilework" and "Four-Note Chords in Four Voices".

Kuchen, Martin: Utopia Kuchen, Martin:
Utopia

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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Ultimately it's Martin KŸchen's saxophone improvisations that lead these sensitively moody environments built around multi-tracked tapes of ambiance from snare, speaker, radio and tambora (a 2-headed drum) used unusually to create subtle and spacious drone environments over which KŸchen performs, hauntingly, emotionally and beautifully captivating his listeners.

Zethson, Alex Ensemble: Some Of Them Were Never Unprepared [VINYL] Zethson, Alex Ensemble:
Some Of Them Were Never Unprepared [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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Exploring how a composition can provide a sense of weightlessness, and influenced by the music of gamelan, krautrock, Tony Conrad & Arnold Dreyblatt, composer Alex Zethson structured these works to influence the 13 performers in his ensemble into a state of intense focus and listening as they strike, bow and pluck their instruments, creating an ecstatic sense of infinite motion.

Moses, Ra Kalam Bob / Damon Smith Duo: Purecircle Moses, Ra Kalam Bob / Damon Smith Duo:
Purecircle

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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A superb, inventive duo collusion between percussionist Ra Kalam Bob Moses and double bassist Damon Smith, continuing their collaborations that started with "Astral Plain Crash" with Vinny Golia, Henry Kaiser & Weasel Walter, here in concentrated form, recording and layer in the studio for 14 diverse dialogs using advanced techniques on drums, gongs, spring drums and double bass.

Salamon, Samo / New Freequestra: Free Distance, Vol. 2: Poems are Opening [2 CDs] Salamon, Samo / New Freequestra:
Free Distance, Vol. 2: Poems are Opening [2 CDs]

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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With titles for the album and all compositions from a poem by US poet E.E. Cummings, guitarist Samo Salamon developed these structured improvisations during the pandemic, inviting a set of masterful improvisers including Martin Küchen, Luis Viocente, Vasco Trilla, Emanuele Parrini, &c. &c. to contribute to these magnificent long distance collective improvisations.

Gordoa / Malfon / Edwards / Narvesen : Substantial Myths Gordoa / Malfon / Edwards / Narvesen :
Substantial Myths

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Vibraphonist Emilio Gordoa leads this superb quartet with Don Malfon on alto & baritone saxophones, John Edwards on double bass and Dag Magnus Narvesen on drums, in an incredible live performance at the 2019 Alte Gerberei Artacts Festival in Austria, a captivating set of creative techniques yielding well-controlled passages of both intense activity and unique introspection.

Vicente, Luis / Seppe Gebruers / Onno Govaert: Room With No Name Vicente, Luis / Seppe Gebruers / Onno Govaert:
Room With No Name

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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A set of dramatic improvisations of incredible technical skill and creative drive from the working trio of Luis Vicente on trumpet, Seppe Gebruers on unprepared piano and Onno Govaert on drums, unedited improvisations presented as played, "composed by an interaction between the musicians and instruments, a nameless room, audience, microphones and you."

Eclectic Maybe Band: Again Alors? Eclectic Maybe Band:
Again Alors?

(Discus -- UK )

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Led by Univers Zero bassist and composer Guy Seger, the third album from Eclectic Maybe Band combines elements of rock, jazz, electronic and abstract landscapes, performed by an ensemble of chamber rock players including Discus label leader Martin Archer, varying groupings within the band focusing on each section in a mix of composed and improvised approaches.

Oxley, Tony: Unreleased (1974 to 2016) Oxley, Tony:
Unreleased (1974 to 2016)

(Discus -- UK )

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The second in Discus Music's "Unreleased" series selected from percussionist and electronics legend Tony Oxley personal collection, here in three configurations: a quintet with Barry Guy, Dave Holdsworth, Howard Riley and Paul Rutherford; a quintet with Howard Riley, Larry Stabbins, Phillip Wachsmann and Hugh Metcalfe; and a duo with Stefan Hoekler.

Jerman / Barnes: Hiss Lift Jerman / Barnes:
Hiss Lift

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Two extended sound collages and cut-ups from field recordings and percussion recorded during tours from 2014 to 2017, the title taken from a sign in one of the hotels that Jerman & Barnes stayed at, apt for the mix of punctuating locations, dissipating noise and unusual percussive passages, a fascinating journey that expands and contracts to make captivating stories.

Block, Olivia: Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea Block, Olivia:
Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Evoking oceans of sound accompanied by a recurring bass pattern of seven notes leading each of the six compositions in this deep water opus, sound artist Olivia Block uses a vintage Korg synth organ, an Organelle, a Mellotron, tapes & field recordings to create a cohesive work that references the isolation of Anna Kavan's sci-fi novel Ice amidst our own time of pandemic.

Takayanagi, Masayuki / New Direction: Station '70: Call in Question / Live Independence [VINYL 3 LP Takayanagi, Masayuki / New Direction:
Station '70: Call in Question / Live Independence [VINYL 3 LP BOX]

(Black Editions -- USA )

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Reissuing and remastering the two PSF albums from Japanese improvising guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi's New Directions group of bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa, saxophonist Mototeru Takagi and drummer Sabu Toyozumi, plus a previously unreleased side-long "Mass Projection" recording, presented in a deluxe 3 LP box set with images by Yuji Itsumi and liner notes in English and Japanese.

Bisio, Michael Quartet (w/ Berger / Maneri / Dickey): MBefore Bisio, Michael Quartet (w/ Berger / Maneri / Dickey):
MBefore

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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With the chamber-like orchestration of vibes and viola in the front line, the debut of bassist Michael Bisio's quartet with Karl Berger on vibes and sharing compositional credits, Mat Maneri on viola and Whit Dick on drums, is fueled by masterful improvisation and astute communication, an exemplary album of open-minded creative jazz executed with consummate skill.

Melford's, Myra Fire And Water Quintet: For The Love Of Fire And Water Melford's, Myra Fire And Water Quintet:
For The Love Of Fire And Water

(RogueArt -- France )

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Few quintets deserve the designation of super-group more than pianist Myra Melford's quintet with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano saxophones, Tomeka Reid on cello and Susie Ibarra on drums & percussion, performing Melford's wonderfully inventive 10-part composition.

Davis, Miles Quintets: Stockholm 1967 & 1969 Revisited Davis, Miles Quintets:
Stockholm 1967 & 1969 Revisited

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

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Two live recordings from Miles Davis in the 1960s, first from Stockholm in 1967 with the classic 60s quintet of Miles, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams; then two years later also in Stockholm with the "Lost Quintet" of Miles, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette, pushing new directions with tracks including "Bitches Brew".

Cherry, Don : Where Is Brooklyn? & Eternal Rhythm Revisited Cherry, Don :
Where Is Brooklyn? & Eternal Rhythm Revisited

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

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Reissuing two albums showing trumpeter Don Cherry's musical evolution through the 1960s, recorded two years apart--Where is Brooklyn from NY in 1966, and Eternal Rhythm recorded in Germany in 1968--demonstrating the development of his style from Ornette-influenced free jazz into music influenced by Northern Indian music and the percussion of Southeast Asia.

Cartwright, George / Dave King / Josh Granowski: Stick Insect [2 CDs] Cartwright, George / Dave King / Josh Granowski:
Stick Insect [2 CDs]

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

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A serious album of expressive free jazz from innately lyrical playing to scrabbly exploration, by the Twin Cities, Minneapolis trio of George Cartwright on saxophones, Josh Granowski on upright bass and Dave King on drums, performing live at Jazz Central Studio for two CDs of superb playing, the title inspired by the novel "A Calculated Life" by Anne Charnock.

Perelman, Ivo Quartet: Magic Dust [2 CDs] Perelman, Ivo Quartet:
Magic Dust [2 CDs]

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

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Four extended collective improvisations of implicit lyricism and transcendent power from Brazilian-born New York-based tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman, recording in the studio with his quartet of frequent collaborator and masterful bassist William Parker, also performing on shakuhachi, along with pianist Christopher Parker and drummer Chad Anderson.

Marteau Rouge / Haino Keiji: Concert 2009 Marteau Rouge / Haino Keiji:
Concert 2009

(Fou Records -- France )

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An extraordinary and powerful concert at the 2009 Jazz in Luz Festival recorded at Marquee of Luz-Saint-Sauveur when Japanese improvising guitarist and vocalist Keiji Haino joined the electroacoustic improvising trio Marteau Rouge of Jean-Francois Pauvros on electric guitar, Makoto Sato on drums and Jean-Marc Foussat on analog synthesizer & voice.

Too Tall To Sing (Flin van Hemmen / Jozef Dumoulin): New Dance Moves Too Tall To Sing (Flin van Hemmen / Jozef Dumoulin):
New Dance Moves

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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A collaboration recorded in New York City and Paris through the exchange and evolution of sound files between sound artists and instrumentalists, percussionist Flin van Hemmen and pianist Jozef Dumoulin, each using samples, field recordings, percussion, keyboards, voice and programming to create sound portraits of propulsive impetus and reflective evocation.

Fernandes, Mane : Enter The sQUIGG Fernandes, Mane :
Enter The sQUIGG

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A unique album of oddly metered yet highly rhythmic jazz from guitarist and composer Mané Fernandes, a member of Pedro Alves Melo Omniae Large Ensemble, but more importantly, part of a scene he refers to as Post-Beat Aesthetics, merging electronic and synthetic elements into jazz form, a serious and diverting direction for creative improv and studio play.

Carvalhais, Hugo (w/ Parisien / Mockunas / Almeida / Pinto / Costa): Ascetica Carvalhais, Hugo (w/ Parisien / Mockunas / Almeida / Pinto / Costa):
Ascetica

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Beautifully lyrical compositions filled with a sense of wonder and mystery in the 4th Clean Feed release from double bassist and composer Hugo Carvalhais, improvising in a sextet with Emile Parisien on soprano saxophone, Liudas Mockunas on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Fabio Almeida on alto saxophone & flute, Gabriel Pinto on piano & keys and Mario Costa on drums.

Sassetti, Bernardo Trio: Culturgest, 2007 Sassetti, Bernardo Trio:
Culturgest, 2007

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A recently discovered 2007 live concert from Portuguese pianist & composer Bernardo Sassetti's Trio with Carlos Barretto on double bass and Alexandre Frazao on drums, celebrating the trio's then 10th anniversary in a performance at Grande Auditório da Culturgeste in Lisbon, an excellent example of the great skill and dexterity of this much-missed pianist and trio's work.

Punkt.Vrt.Plastik (Draksler / Eldh / Lillinger): Zurich Concert Punkt.Vrt.Plastik (Draksler / Eldh / Lillinger):
Zurich Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An absolutely avant piano trio of masterful playing that pushes the envelope on melodic, harmonic and rhythmic interaction, from Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion, Kaja Draksler on piano and Petter Eldh on bass, performing live at the 2021 Unheard Of Festival at Rote Fabrik, in Zurich, Switzerland for 13 concise and energetic collective improvisations.

Honsinger's, Tristan Hopscotch: Cloud Reading Society [VINYL] Honsinger's, Tristan Hopscotch:
Cloud Reading Society [VINYL]

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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An idiosyncratic and wonderfully wild improvisational music theater group revolving around composer & cellist Tristan Honsinger, using spoken word and song through eclectic and active free improvisation including strings, reeds, trumpet, toy piano, tap dance, bass & drums, a truly unique and joyfully quirky album that fulfills Honsinger's goal of uniting music, theater & poetry.

Naegelen, Karl / Toma Gouband / Sylvain Darrifourcq: Cartographie de rythmes - Vitesse Approchante Naegelen, Karl / Toma Gouband / Sylvain Darrifourcq:
Cartographie de rythmes - Vitesse Approchante

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Five varied and fascinating percussion duos under the title "Rhythm Mapping - Approximating Velocity" from French composer Karl Naegelen and performed by the duo of Sylvain Darrifourcq and Toma Gouband, both using traditional drums and percussion along with objects and vegetal lithophones (a collection of plants and stones); an innovative, upbeat and compelling album.

Ouat (Simon Sieger / Joel Grip / Michael Griener): Elastic Bricks [VINYL] Ouat (Simon Sieger / Joel Grip / Michael Griener):
Elastic Bricks [VINYL]

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Setting out to explore a standard song format for modern times through the instrumental piano jazz format, the French/German trio of basist Joel Grip, drummer Michael Griener and pianist Simon Sieger present a set of six Grip compositions along with two Sieger/Grip and one Sieger piece, all sophisticated, creative and lyrically infused modern jazz.

Bourne, Matthew / Emil Karlsen: The Embalmer Bourne, Matthew / Emil Karlsen:
The Embalmer

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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First meetings between British pianist Matthew Bourne and Norwegian drummer Emil Karlsen, two intrepid and like-minded improvisers using unusual techniques, preparations, inside playing and unusual percussive sources that fuel technically superb performances from both musicians, heard in six improvisations informed by masterful skill and creative drive.

Nilsson, Anders: Aventyr [VINYL] Nilsson, Anders:
Aventyr [VINYL]

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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A impressive album of virtual guitar duos from Swedish-born and New York-based experimental guitarist Anders Nilsson, challenging himself to imagine playing the pieces as 4-handed piano music, or as performed on a kora, or by a string quartet, through three extended pieces that balance complex interaction with thoughtful beauty and instrospection; exceptional.

Rempis / Harnik / Zerang: Astragaloi Rempis / Harnik / Zerang:
Astragaloi

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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The 3rd release for the trio of Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis, German pianist Elisabeth Harnik and Chicago percussionist Michael Zerang, performing live at the 2020 ArtActs Festival in St Johan Austria for five outstanding improvisations fueled by their previous trio & duo work and flavored with inside piano preparations, hand percussion and superb soloing from all three.

Douglas, Dave: Secular Psalms Douglas, Dave:
Secular Psalms

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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A newly commissioned suite of ten pieces requested by the City of Gent and Handelsbeurs Theater to commemorate 600 years since the creation of the Gent Altarpiece by Jan Van Eyck performed with an international group of younger musicians, orchestrated with an unusual mix of instruments including serpent, lute, organ and sampler; a discerning and accomplished major work.

Fujiwara's, Tomas Triple Double: March Fujiwara's, Tomas Triple Double:
March

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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"March" refers to the foundation of repurposed march rhythms NY drummer Tomas Fujiwara employs for the compositions in his second release with his Triple Double sextet, actually two trumpet-guitar-drum trios brilliantly interacting, with fellow drummer Gerald Cleaver, both Mary Halvorson & Brandon Seabrook on guitar and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet & Ralph Alessi on trumpet.

Ceccarelli, Isaiah: Toute Clarte m'est Obscure Ceccarelli, Isaiah:
Toute Clarte m'est Obscure

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A profound contemporary work integrating improvisation into composed forms from Montreal composer and percussionist Isaiah Ceccarelli and performed by an ensemble of 16 Musique Actuelle improvisers and performers, beautifully balanced between diverse instrumental passages and texts inspired by different poetical and musical forms of the past; sublime.

Quartetski (Ceccarelli / Falaise / Lauzier / Martel): Cage Quartetski (Ceccarelli / Falaise / Lauzier / Martel):
Cage

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Quartetski--the Montereal quartet of Isaiah Ceccarelli on percussion & synthesizer, Bernard Falaise on electric guitar, Philippe Lauzier on bass clarinet & synthesizer and Pierre on Yves Martel on electric bass, perform John Cage's 1992 Numbers work "Four6" and "One7", a variation on "Four6", an incredible and insightful interpretation of this fascinating work.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Sonne l'image Ensemble SuperMusique:
Sonne l'image

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The collective ensemble Supermusique featuring key performers from Montréal's musique actuelle scene, including Jean Derome, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Joane Hetu, Danielle Palardy, &c. perform "Sounding the Image", three animated scores composed through the creation of moving images and rendered live in a remarkable concert at Amphiteatre de Gesu, in Montreal in 2019.

Houben / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos: Falling into wide spaces Houben / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos:
Falling into wide spaces

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Four improvisations recorded iteratively during the pandemic and assembled into this exquisitely subtle two-part composition with Eva Maria Houben's piano & organ recorded in Berlin in 2020, Guilherme Rodrigues's cello recorded in Berlin and Ernesto Rodrigues's zither recorded in Lisbon in 2021, merged with nocturnal recordings from Carlos Santos captured in Spain & Portugal.

Coltrane, John Quartet: Song Of Praise, Live New York 1965 Revisited Coltrane, John Quartet:
Song Of Praise, Live New York 1965 Revisited

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

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Recorded during an extended stay at the Half Note in NYC from saxophonist John Coltrane's Quartet with pianist McCoy Tyner, double bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones, originally recorded for radio broadcast, here reissued and resequenced to demonstrate Coltrane's evolution in presentation & performance, while also mapping a future to his music.

Sun Ra Arkestra: Nothing is ... Completed & Revisited Sun Ra Arkestra:
Nothing is ... Completed & Revisited

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

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Reissuing and remastering Sun Ra's 1966 Arkestra album Nothing Is, the complete live recording from St. Lawrence University in NY with a classic ensemble including saxophonists Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick & John Gilmore, bassist Ronnie Boykins, drummer Cliffor Jarvis, &c., an incredible concert with an exemplary set of Sun Ra compositions and performances.

Bang, Jan / David Toop / Mark Wastell: Compound Full Of Bones, Translucent Thousands Bang, Jan / David Toop / Mark Wastell:
Compound Full Of Bones, Translucent Thousands

(Confront -- UK )

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An extended improvisation interweaving acoustic and electronic instruments in a beautifully coherent evolution of mysterious and approachable sources, from the trio of Jan Bang, David Toop and Mark Wastell, combining tam tams, gongs, flutes, lapsteel, live sampling, gongs, brushes, elastic, paper and more to captivate the curious listener.

Zumthor, Peter Conradin : Things Are Going Down Zumthor, Peter Conradin :
Things Are Going Down

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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The title's play on words for Swiss percussionist Peter Conradin Zumthor's piano compositions is explained by his performance being effected by piano tuner Rene Waldhauser while playing, the piano being slowly detuned while Zumthor plays a series of aggressive key separations in a percussive manner, the modified tuning generating unexpected turbulence and harmonic overtones.

Ballister (Dave Rempis / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Paal Nilssen-Love): Chrysopoeia Ballister (Dave Rempis / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Paal Nilssen-Love):
Chrysopoeia

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Two burning improvisations from the Chicago / Norwegian trio Ballister of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophones, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion, performing live at Alchemia in Krakow, Poland in 2019 in an exuberantly assertive concert from three incredibly active artists in the trans-Atlantic community of improvising musicians.

Eliogabal: Mo Eliogabal:
Mo

(BeCoq -- France )

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Sharing members of the band F.A.T., the Lille, France on based quintet Eliogabal of Mael Bougeard & Sakina Abdou on saxophones, Paul Menard on guitar, Thomas Coquelet on bass and Pierre Pasquis on drums, declares themselves a free jazz rock progressif, performing complex and assertive music that takes time for contemplative musing among strong lyrical riffs, twists and turns.

Paiuk, Gabriel: Adjacent Sound Paiuk, Gabriel:
Adjacent Sound

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Four works from Amsterdam-based Argentina composer Gabriel Paiuk, particularly "The Construction of an Imaginary Acoustic Space" about the intertwining of technology, affect, space and listening, performed by the New European Ensemble in a mix of strings, reed, brass, piano and tape; also a solo work for cello; a solo work for piano; and a piece for three clarinets.

Shim, Kunsu: LUFT.INNERES Shim, Kunsu:
LUFT.INNERES

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Six chamber works for strings by Korean composer and Fluxus performance artist Kunsu Shim, performed by the Luna String Quartet, "specialists in quiet music", along with six short pieces written for Kunsu by composer friends and collaborators, including Arnold Marinissen, Ammon Wolman, Alwynne Pritchard, Nicolaus A. Huber, Gerhard Stabler and Anton Lukoszeviez

A Pride of Lions (McPhee / Lazro / Abrams / Seguron / Taylor): No Questions - No Answers A Pride of Lions (McPhee / Lazro / Abrams / Seguron / Taylor):
No Questions - No Answers

(RogueArt -- France )

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The 3rd meeting of the transatlantic quintet of Joe McPhee on alto & soprano saxophones and pocket trumpet, Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone saxophones, Joshua Abrams on double bass & guembri, Guillaume Seguron on double bass and Chad Taylor on drums & mbira is heard in this exceptional 2018 concert at the International Jazzfestival Saalfelden in Salzburg, Austria.

Marclay, Christian / Elliott Sharp: 97 IS 97 Marclay, Christian / Elliott Sharp:
97 IS 97

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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Essential members of the Downtown NY scene since 1981, the collaborations of turntablist Christian Marclay and multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp, here on 8 string guitarbass, bass clarinet & electronics, is distilled in this extremely creative electroacoustic/concrete duo, recorded live in convert at the Knitting Factory in December, 1997.

Evans, Peter Ensemble (w/ Swift / Stabinsky / Lorenzo): Horizons [VINYL] Evans, Peter Ensemble (w/ Swift / Stabinsky / Lorenzo):
Horizons [VINYL]

(More Is More -- USA )

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After a few years of working, touring and one-off performances in New York City with Mazz Swift (violin & voice), Ron Stabinsky (synthesizers) and Levy Lorenzo (percussion & electronics), trumpeter Peter Evans recorded this incredible album, a new direction in his work with small ensembles, incorporating electronics into his exceptional compositions for creative improvisation.

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

(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.

NU Band, The (Whitecage / Heberer / Fonda / Grassi): In Memory of Mark Whitecage (Live at the BopSho NU Band, The (Whitecage / Heberer / Fonda / Grassi):
In Memory of Mark Whitecage (Live at the BopShop)

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A tribute to NY reedist & wind player Mark Whitecage, who passed away in March 2021, in a concert at Rochester's BopShop in 2018 by the band he is probably best known for: Nu Band, with trumpeter Thomas Heberer taking Roy Campbell's original seat, plus Lou Grassi on drums and Joe Fonda on bass, a great concert blending modern creative jazz with passionate playing and a bit of hard bop.

Amado, Rodrigo Northern Liberties (w/ Johansson / Strom / Nilssen): We Are Electric Amado, Rodrigo Northern Liberties (w/ Johansson / Strom / Nilssen):
We Are Electric

(Not Two -- Poland )

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A leader on the Portuguese free jazz scene, tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado assembles a collective quartet with three exemplary Norwegian improvisers--Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Jon Rune Strom on double bass and Gard Nilssen on drums--for a dynamic concert at ZDB club in Lisbon in 2017, three dialogs of sparking, fiery interactions and a final "Response".

Day & Taxi (Gallio / Jegger / Hemingway): Run, The Darkness Will Come! Day & Taxi (Gallio / Jegger / Hemingway):
Run, The Darkness Will Come!

(Percaso -- Switzerland )

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Originally formed in 1988 as a quartet with the primary composer and instigator saxophonist Chistoph Gallio, the current configuration of this Swiss modern jazz group is the trio of Gallio, double bassist Silvan Jeger and drummer Gerry Hemingway, incorporating a wide array of styles that are reminiscent of Steve Lacy's work while being uniquely DAY & TAXI.

Butcher, John / Magda Mayas / Tony Buck : Glints [VINYL] Butcher, John / Magda Mayas / Tony Buck :
Glints [VINYL]

(NI-VU-NI-CONNU -- Luxembourg )

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The 5th of NI-VU-NI-CONNU's 5-LP John Butcher series and part of a 2 night residency at ausland in Berlin coinciding with his 65th birthday, tenor & soprano saxophonist John Butcher is joined by the long-running duo Spill of pianist Magda Mayas and drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) for two extended works of evolving, absorbing introspection and eruption.

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Gino Robair: Shaped & Chased [VINYL] Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Gino Robair:
Shaped & Chased [VINYL]

(NI-VU-NI-CONNU -- Luxembourg )

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The 3rd of NI-VU-NI-CONNU's 5-LP John Butcher series and part of a 2 night residency at ausland in Berlin coinciding with his 65th birthday, the long-running trio of tenor & soprano saxophonist John Butcher with Thomas Lehn on synthesizer and Gino Robair on percussion, Blipoo Box & found objects perform four perfectly complementary and startling improvisations.

Allbee, Liz / John Butcher / Ignaz Schick / Marta Zapparoli: Lamenti Dall'infinito [VINYL] Allbee, Liz / John Butcher / Ignaz Schick / Marta Zapparoli:
Lamenti Dall'infinito [VINYL]

(NI-VU-NI-CONNU -- Luxembourg )

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The 4th of NI-VU-NI-CONNU's 5-LP John Butcher series and part of a 2 night residency at ausland in Berlin coinciding with his 65th birthday, tenor & soprano saxophonist John Butcher is joined in a quartet by electroacoustic improvisers, trumpeter Liz Allbee, Ignaz Shick on turntables, sampler & electronics and Marta Zapparoli on tapes, reel-to-reel tape machines and antennas.

Agnel, Sophie / John Butcher: La Pierre Tachee [VINYL] Agnel, Sophie / John Butcher:
La Pierre Tachee [VINYL]

(NI-VU-NI-CONNU -- Luxembourg )

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The 2nd of NI-VU-NI-CONNU's 5-LP John Butcher series, the duo of pianist Sophie Agnel and soprano & tenor saxophonist John Butcher is informed by previous collaborations as a duo and in a trio with cellist Márkos Albert, here in a superb 2019 concert of balanced tension and intense interaction captured at Ausland in Berlin, a meeting of two perfectly matched improvisers.

Beins, Burkhard / John Butcher / Werner Dafeldecker: induction [VINYL] Beins, Burkhard / John Butcher / Werner Dafeldecker:
induction [VINYL]

(NI-VU-NI-CONNU -- Luxembourg )

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The first of NI-VU-NI-CONNU's 5-LP John Butcher series, presenting concerts from 2019 in Berlin and Leipzig of acoustic free improvisation fueled by incredible technique, extreme concentration and open-minded approaches to free interaction, from the trio of Burkhard Beins on percussion, John Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones and Werner Dafeldecker on double bass.

Studio Dan / Anthony Coleman: ...Im Gebirg Studio Dan / Anthony Coleman:
...Im Gebirg

(ROS -- Germany )

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In 2019, the Ensemble Studio Dan commissioned Downtown New York composer and pianist Anthony Coleman for a new work, fluctuating in fascinating ways between contemporary music and jazz forms, premiered at the Saalfelden Jazz Festival and also presented in Vienna at the Jeunesse Special 2019, live at Porgy and Bess, from which this album was superbly recorded.

Studio Dan / Michel Doneda: Fanfare III Studio Dan / Michel Doneda:
Fanfare III

(ROS -- Germany )

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Based on the improvisations and sounds generated by soprano/sopranino saxophone player Michel Doneda, composer and Studio Dan director Daniel Riegler developed this work, at the intersection of Doneda's radical tonal language and Riegler's idiosyncratic music, performed live at Stanica Zilina in Slovakia in 2012 with an ensemble including Doneda himself.

Yoshida, Tatsuya  / Dairo Suga: Root Yoshida, Tatsuya / Dairo Suga:
Root

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Driven by a passionate intensity, this first meeting of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji Hyakkei, &c) and pianist Dario Suga at 7th Floor in Shibuya, Japan begins at high speed, the sheer technical brilliance of both players dazzling, their unbridled energy eventually yielding to passages of introspection that recur to fervor and fraternity; exceptional!

Malaby, Tony / Angelica Sanchez / Tom Rainey: Huapango Malaby, Tony / Angelica Sanchez / Tom Rainey:
Huapango

(RogueArt -- France )

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Updating their collaboration since the 2004 Alive in Brooklyn album from the trio of saxophonist Tony Malaby, drummer Tom Rainey and Angelica Sanchez on piano & Wurlitzer electric piano, contrasting that double album with a set of 10 succinct collective improvisations, inspired work of intuitive playing and a creative chemistry that only such long association can bring.

Mitchell, Tyler feat Marshall Allen: Dancing Shadows Mitchell, Tyler feat Marshall Allen:
Dancing Shadows

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

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Sun Ra alumni, bassist Tyler Mitchell leads a small ensemble including current Arkestra leader, saxophonist Marshall Allen, drummer Wayne Smith and percussionsit Elson Nascimento through a series of Sun Ra compositions and core pieces, along with a Thelonious Monk tune and two Mitchell compositions, in a band with saxophonist Chris Hemingway & Nicoletta Manzini.

Tamura, Natsuki: Summer Tree Tamura, Natsuki:
Summer Tree

(Libra -- Japan )

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A stunning album of solo trumpet performance from Natsuki Tamura, who's name in Japanese translates as 'Natsu' meaning 'summer' and 'Ki' means 'tree', performed as layers of remarkable technique led by clarion playing over trumpet drones, sonic turbulence and percussive interaction on a wok, each layer using his extended vocabulary without studio manipulation.

Cyrille, Andrew / William Parker / Enrico Rava: 2 Blues For Cecil Cyrille, Andrew / William Parker / Enrico Rava:
2 Blues For Cecil

(Tum -- Finland )

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Focusing on two collective improvisations for pianist Cecil Taylor, three renowned improvisers who worked with Taylor in his groups and ensembles--drummer Andrew Cyrille, double bassist William Parker and flugelhornist Enrico Rava--each bring original compositions alongside one jazz standard to this well-balanced album of consummate, creative jazz.

OGJB Quartet, The: Ode To O OGJB Quartet, The:
Ode To O

(Tum -- Finland )

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The second release from the New York-based OGJB Quartet of Oliver Lake on alto saxophone, Graham Haynes on cornet & electronics, Joe Fonda on double bass and Barry Altschul on drums & percussion, an exceptional band of masterful and legendary improvisers each contributing compositions for the album along with two collective improvisations; solid and superb.

Parker, William (Parker / Carter / Drake): Painters Winter Parker, William (Parker / Carter / Drake):
Painters Winter

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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A 2nd season from composer, improviser & bassist William Parker, after his 2000 Thirsty Ear release Painter's Spring, this new trio album with drummer Hamid Drake, wind player Daniel Carter performing on trumpet, flute and reeds, and Parker himself on bass, trombonium & shakuhachi, paint the season with sound as they celebrate the winter through visionary jazz music.

Parker, William (Parker / Cleaver / Mendoza): Mayan Space Station Parker, William (Parker / Cleaver / Mendoza):
Mayan Space Station

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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New York free jazz master bassist and composer in his first electric guitar trio album as a leader, performed with the innovatively inventive and solid rhythms of Gerald Cleaver on drums and the blazing deep blues work Ava Mendoza on electric guitar, presented as part of Parker's Tone World chronicle of instrumental suites, here following Sun Ra's Space Way.

Hawkins, Alexander Mirror Canon: Break A Vase Hawkins, Alexander Mirror Canon:
Break A Vase

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Another wonderfully ambitious and superbly executed album from pianist and composer Alexander Hawkins, with nods to Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill and even Johann Sebastian Bach, expanding his core trio of bassist Neil Charles and drummer Stephen Davis with saxophonist & clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings, guitarist Otto Fischer and drummer Richard Olatunde Baker.

Berne, Tim: Broken Shadows Berne, Tim:
Broken Shadows

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Named after an Ornette Coleman composition from his album of the same name, alto saxophonist Tim Berne leads his duel-saxophone quartet with Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and the rhythm section from The Bad Plus, drummer Dave King and bassist Reid Anderson, through twelve melodic free jazz works honoring the legacy of Coleman, Redman, Haden & Hemphill.

Niesicer, Angelika / Alexander Hawkins : Soul In Plain Sight Niesicer, Angelika / Alexander Hawkins :
Soul In Plain Sight

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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After a series of performances in Europe in 2020, the duo of German saxophonist Angelika Niescier (Angelika Niescier sublim) and British pianist Alexander Hawkins recorded this passionately charged and intimate duo at the Loft in Koln, Germany, finding the two in a high-speed dance of weaving notes and ardent expression, a brilliant set from two virtuoso players.

Borderlands Trio (Crump / Davis / McPherson): Wandersphere [2 CDs] Borderlands Trio (Crump / Davis / McPherson):
Wandersphere [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An exemplary collective piano trio from Stephan Crump on acoustic bass, Kris Davis on piano and Eric McPherson on drums, their 2nd album as Borderlands Trio, recording in the studio for four exceptional, extended improvisations with an innate sense of lyricism and free flowing exchange of confident interaction, developing elegantly warm grooves and melodic progressions; beautiful.

Lewis, James Brandon Quartet: Code of Being Lewis, James Brandon Quartet:
Code of Being

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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With a clarity in both improvising and in composing, NY tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis' second album with the rock solid quartet of Aruan Ortiz on piano, Brad Jones on bass and Chad Taylor on drums further explores his concepts of Molecular systematic music through powerfully solid compositions that lead to both lyrical and ardent soloing; exceptional.

Frith, Fred Trio: Road [2 CDs] Frith, Fred Trio:
Road [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Taking his Bay Area trio with bassist Jason Hoopes and drummer Jordan Glenn on the "Road", guitarist and improviser Fred Frith first presents the trio itself in a wonderfully diverse extended set at the Week-End Fest in Koln, Germany; then invites trumpeter Susana Santos Silva at Old Cabell Hall in University of Virginia; and then saxophonist Lotte Anker at Altes Kino in Ebersberg, Germany.

Nobuka (Michel van Collenburg): Reiko [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD & BOOKLET] Nobuka (Michel van Collenburg):
Reiko [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD & BOOKLET]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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The pre-apocalyptic intertwining story of a woman named Reiko, living in a city scarred by climate change and burdened with the imminent threat of viruses, wandering the streets haunted by demons, abstractly envisioned in sound through stunningly effective electronics, field recordings, and developed in parts with Michel Banabila and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek).

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins): Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs] Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins):
Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs]

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )

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One of the most intense and unusual of the 80s Downtown NY groups merging rock and improvisation with strong attitudes and incredible musical concepts, these live recordings, including songs never before released, are taken from American and European concerts by the trio of guitarist Fred Frith, cellist Tom Cora, and either electric harpist Zeena Parkins or reedist Dave Newhouse.

 

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