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Pavone, Mario / Dialect Trio + 1: Blue Vertical Pavone, Mario / Dialect Trio + 1:
Blue Vertical

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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Recorded in 2021, one of late New York bassist Mario Pavone's final studio albums sees the composer extending his Direct Trio of pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer Tyshawn Sorey with trumpeter Dave Ballou, a longtime collaborator who brings an additional level of lyrical excitement and sophistication to the group's work, in 9 substantial compositions and collective works.

Hoffman, Christopher: Asp Nimbus [VINYL] Hoffman, Christopher:
Asp Nimbus [VINYL]

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

Price: $22.95    

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With many parallels to and collaborative work with Henry Threadgill, cellist Christopher Hoffman pens eight dynamic compositions for his superb quintet of Bryan Carrott on vibraphone, Rashaan Carter on bass, Craig Weinrib on drums and David Virelles on piano, merging melodic approaches to creative jazz with interesting structures and virtuosic soloing from all performers.

Wegmann, Judith / Marlies Debacker / Lukas Biner / Nicolas Wolf: Things In Between Wegmann, Judith / Marlies Debacker / Lukas Biner / Nicolas Wolf:
Things In Between

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

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Featuring two pianists--Judith Wegmann and Marlies Debacker--and two percussionists--Lukas Briner and Nicolas Wolf (a duo who play concerts in the dark under the name of Night Shadow Noise)--in collective improvisations of two pianists or as a quartet of duel pianists and drummers, for seven exciting and sophisticated recordings of instant composition.

Sharp, Elliott SysOrk: ReGenerate Sharp, Elliott SysOrk:
ReGenerate

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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As part of NY composer, guitarist, bassist, saxophonist and electroacoustic artist Elliott Sharp's 70th birthday observation he performed a series of concerts under the moniker "E#@70", initiating the series with this remarkable concert at Roulette, premiering 4 new works performed by his SysOrk ensemble, dedicated to performing Sharp's algorithmic scores, graphic notation and conductions.

Schweizer, Irene / Hamid Drake: Celebration Schweizer, Irene / Hamid Drake:
Celebration

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Having performed together a number of times in festivals both in Europe and Chicago, the duo of drummer Hamid Drake and pianist Irene Schweizer reveals the familiarity and confidence their history brings to their improvisations, both in intense exchanges and playful melodic passages, as heard in this exemplary 2019 concert at Jazzgallery, in Nickelsdorf, Austria.

Rainey, Tom Obbligato: Untucked in Hannover Rainey, Tom Obbligato:
Untucked in Hannover

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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A collection of jazz standards performed with a modern approach to free playing, updating these essential melodies for the 21st century while adhering to their original warmth, from drummer Tom Rainey's exceptional New York Obligatto band of Ingrid Laubrock on saxophones, Ralph Alessi on trumpet, Drew Gress on bass, and Jacob Sacks on piano.

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.

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.

Courvoisier / Halvorson: Searching For The Disappeared Hour Courvoisier / Halvorson:
Searching For The Disappeared Hour

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )

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The second collaboration between pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and guitarist Mary Halvorson, six years after Crop Circles and a product of their tours together and the result of their both writing compositions specifically for their duo project, showing a level of communication that allows incredible inventiveness and moments of poignant exchange; exceptional.

Rossetto, Vanessa / Lionel Marchetti: The Tower (The City) Rossetto, Vanessa / Lionel Marchetti:
The Tower (The City)

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Three distinct compositions from the collaborative work of sound artists Vanessa Rossetto and Lionel Marchetti, the first a wonderfully complex work of musique concrète and acousmatic sources guided by the composers' instincts; "The Tower" expands their concepts through the addition of 18 voices, while the final track features the violin of Anouck Genthon.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael: Revolution Shuffle [2 CDs] Pisaro-Liu, Michael:
Revolution Shuffle [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Alarmed by the warning signs of social deterioration, political overreach and planetary damage warning of an imminent need for revolutionary change, composer and sound artist Michael Pisaro-Liu sought and plundered references in sound from historic and current sources, producing 53 tracks that are arranged to tell a story in a mosaic form; an incredible achievement.

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

(577 Records -- USA )

Price: $18.99    

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A member of pianist McCoy Tyner's Trio and Joe Lavano's Quartet, New York drummer Francisco Mela's own career as a leader is heard in this energetic trio album with two of NY's finest--pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker--recording in the studio in Brooklyn in 2020 for two extended and powerful collective improvisations and a brief "Dark Light".

Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet: Bambule! Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet:
Bambule!

(Euphorium -- Germany )

Price: $17.95    

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An intense concert of collective European Free Jazz in two extended improvisations recorded at naTo in Leipzig, German in 2019 from the quintet of Peter Brotzmann on tenor saxophone, clarinet & tarogato, Oliver Schwerdt on grand piano, percussion & little instruments, John Edwards and John Eckhardt on double bass, and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion.

New York Contemporary Five: Copenhagen 1963, Revisited New York Contemporary Five:
Copenhagen 1963, Revisited

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

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Originally released in 1964 on The Sonet label as Volumes 1 & 2, this CD remasters this exceptional 1963 concert of original material and pieces by Ornette & Monk, complete in sequence as performed at Jazzhaus Montmarte in Copenhagen with Archie Shepp on tenor saxophone, Don Cherry on cornet, John Tchicai on alto saxophone, Don Moore on double bass and J.C. Moses on drums.

Arcane Device: n28 [2 CDS] Arcane Device:
n28 [2 CDS]

(pulsewidth -- USA )

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The darker side of David Lee Myer's Arcane Device project, six lettered works from his Noisewall Sessions 2020-2021, using feedback and controlled glitch, delicate noise and drone in long-form extended improvisations; six incredible sonic journeys, each copy of the 2-CD album a in an individual and numbered monoprint package, each copy unique from the other.

Leandre, Joelle: At Souillac en Jazz Leandre, Joelle:
At Souillac en Jazz

(Ayler Records -- France )

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An extraordinary solo double bass set recorded at Saint-Jacques church of Cales, Lot, France in 2021 as part of the Souillac en Jazz festival from Joëlle Léandre, reaching into the depths for an incomparable and intensely concentrated display of technical skill and passion on the deep strings; captivating, visceral and cathartic.

Coleman, Ornette: New York Is Now & Love Call, Revisited Coleman, Ornette:
New York Is Now & Love Call, Revisited

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

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An overlooked chapter in Ornette Coleman's recording career, these two Blue Note albums recorded in NY in 1968 and issued in '68 & '71 feature the innovative alto saxophonist joined by West Coast tenor saxophonist recently moved to NYC, Dewey Redman, and Coltrane sidemen, drummer Elvin Jones & bassist Jimmy Garrison, for two sessions of inventive and accomplished free jazz.

Sinton's, Josh Predicate Trio (w / Chris Hoffman / Tom Rainey): Making Bones Sinton's, Josh Predicate Trio (w / Chris Hoffman / Tom Rainey):
Making Bones

(Iluso -- Australia )

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Concentrating on the lower reeds, baritone saxophone and bass clarinetist Josh Sinton's Predicate Trio brings the best of New York's Downtown improv scene through drummer Tom Rainey and cellist Christopher Hoffman, the album opening with a submerged baritone solo leading to seven original Sinton compositions and two uniquely mischievous and informed collective improvisations.

Dickey, Whit / William Parker / Matthew Shipp: Village Mothership [VINYL] Dickey, Whit / William Parker / Matthew Shipp:
Village Mothership [VINYL]

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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An exemplary piano trio of compatriots who have collaborated in configurations since the 1980s--drummer Whit Dickey, bassist William Parker and pianist Matthew Shipp--three New York legendary free players in their first record as a trio since 1992's Circular Temple, here in six studio group improvisations demonstrating their easy confidence in profound collective conversation.

Sex Magick Wizards: Your Bliss My Joy Sex Magick Wizards:
Your Bliss My Joy

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The sophomore release from this Norwegian instrumental rock band, with all members of the quartet coming from an improvisation/jazz background that fuels their diverse interests in the rock format, from blistering runs, dark blues grooves and even a nod to Swedish folk jazz; a dynamic album of great technical playing but more importantly, a strong commitment to rock.

Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Fifth Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Fifth

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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As on their prior album Q, the Nordic Krokofant free improvising jazz/rock trio of Axel Skalstad on drums & vibes, Tom Hasslan on guitar and Jorgen Mathisen on saxophone are joined by bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (The Thing) and Stale Storlokken (Elephant9, Supersilent), cementing their lineup as they forge adventurous and spectacular playing on this Fifth album.

Alva Noto: HYbr:ID Vol. 1 [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD] Alva Noto:
HYbr:ID Vol. 1 [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Noton -- Germany )

Price: $39.95    

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The first installment in a new series from Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicola, bringing together heterogeneous composition methods that aim to merge astrophysics phenomena, fiction, and performance movements, inspired by cinematic visual techniques and static images portraying scientific events; includes graphic inserts of notations informed by the album's sonic and acoustic code.

Alva Noto: HYbr:ID Vol. 1 Alva Noto:
HYbr:ID Vol. 1

(Noton -- Germany )

Price: $20.95    

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The first installment in a new series from Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicola, bringing together heterogeneous composition methods that aim to merge astrophysics phenomena, fiction, and performance movements, inspired by cinematic visual techniques and static images portraying scientific events; includes graphic inserts of notations informed by the album's sonic and acoustic code.

GULFH of Berlin (Ullmann / Gschlossol / Fink / Leipnitz / Haves): GULFH of Berlin GULFH of Berlin (Ullmann / Gschlossol / Fink / Leipnitz / Haves):
GULFH of Berlin

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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The core quartet of Gulfh of Berlin — Gebhard Ullmann on tenor saxophone & bass clarinet, Gerhard Gschlossl on trombone & sousaphone, Johannes Fink on double bass & cello and Jan Leipnitz on drums & objects — are heard in the studio with guest Michael Haves providing live sound processing, expanding the sound of Gulfh's innovative sound-sculpting avant jazz

Guthrie, Will: People Pleaser 2 [VINYL] Guthrie, Will:
People Pleaser 2 [VINYL]

(Kythibong -- France )

Price: $23.95    

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Impressive experimental approaches to organized recordings of rhythmic and melodic percussion, a mix of quirky and curious samples & loops, spoken word, field recordings and inexplicable origins, captivating the listener in concise and diverse expositions and dynamic pacing, a journey in "pleasingly" upbeat passages and moments of awe and contemplation.

Trilla, Vasco: Acoustic Masks Trilla, Vasco:
Acoustic Masks

(577 Records -- USA )

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Each track named for the instruments used (aquaspring, overtone triangles, metronome & blowing tube, &c.) and inspired by a book from Elias Canetti, Spanish percussionist Vasco Trilla's creative improvisations reflect on the phrase: "every completely unknown language is a kind of acoustic mask; as soon as one learns it, it becomes a face, understandable and soon familiar."

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol.5 Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Vol.5

(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records -- USA )

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This year's An Ayler Xmas is the 5th in the series from saxophonist Mars Williams, mashing holiday classics with works by saxophonist Albert Ayler, with the amazing sextet of Josh Berman on cornet, Jim Baker on piano, viola & Arp Synth, Brian Sandstrom on bass, guitar & trumpet, Steve Hunt on drums, Peter Maunu on violin and Kent Kessler or Krzysztof Pabian on bass.

Zorn, John: The Ninth Circle Zorn, John:
The Ninth Circle

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Chaos Magick, composer John Zorn's quartet with Brian Marsella on Fender Rhodes, piano & Mellotron, John Medeski on organ, Kenny Grohowski on drums and Matt Hollenberg on guitar, merge contemporary classical with jazz, funk, rock, blues, film soundtrack, and noise improvisation on a journey of 9 compositional Cantos into Orpheus' ninth concentric Circle of Hell.

Liyou, Lucy / YSKA: A Need/A Want [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Liyou, Lucy / YSKA:
A Need/A Want [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Narrated by text-to-speech vocalization, Korean-American pianist and composer Lucy Liyou collaborates with Bulgarian-born guitarist Ivana Kafedjiyska (YSKA) in an album of languorously floating and understatedly abrasive music complemented by subtle field recordings, two works of curiously philosophical, baffling and observational verse; unique and compelling.

Parkins, Andrea: Two Rooms From The Memory Palace Parkins, Andrea:
Two Rooms From The Memory Palace

(Infrequent Seams Records -- USA )

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Using piano, synthesizer, electronic feedback, field recordings and amplified objects, sound artist Andrea Parkins' long-cycle installation composition explores time and space in an 8-channel, multi-room work designed so that adjacent acoustical spaces respond to each other, creating shifting and unexpected sonic juxtapositions; CD package include a link to "The Third Room".

Taylor, Cecil : Music From Two Continents feat Stanko, Rava, Frank Wright, Lyons, Borca, Barker, Ham Taylor, Cecil :
Music From Two Continents feat Stanko, Rava, Frank Wright, Lyons, Borca, Barker, Hampel

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

Price: $15.95    

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A truly wild concert of free jazz from Cecil Taylor's transatlantic orchestra, captured live at the 1984 Jazz Jamboree in Warsaw, Poland, bringing together impressive improvisers from the US--William Parker, John Tchicai, Jimmy Lyons, Karen Borca, Frank Wright, & Henry Martinez--with European Free Jazz leaders Tomasz Stank, Enrico Rava, Conrd Bauer & Günter Hampel.

Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions: w/ Avreeayl Ra & Matt Lux / Sunken Cages Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions:
w/ Avreeayl Ra & Matt Lux / Sunken Cages

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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As part of Thollem McDonas' Astral Traveling Sessions concert series, the pianist met Chicago legendary drummer Avreeayl Ra and and highly active improvising bassist Matthew Lux for this exceptional concert of two extended improvisations, followed by 8 duo studio improvisations as "Sunken Cages" recorded in Philadelphia with electroacoustic drummer Ravish Momin.

Rempis, Dave / Avreeayl Ra: Bennu [VINYL] Rempis, Dave / Avreeayl Ra:
Bennu [VINYL]

(Aerophonic -- USA )

Price: $21.95    

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The first recorded document of longtime collaborators performing as a duo, Dave Rempis (alto & tenor saxophones) and Avreeayl Ra (drums & percussion), in a thoughtfully building and muscular sax/drum pairing of both meditative and joyful free playing, captured at Constellation in Chicago after months where both players were unable to perform in person; exceptional!

McIntosh, Andrew: A Moonbeam Is Just A Filtered Sunbeam McIntosh, Andrew:
A Moonbeam Is Just A Filtered Sunbeam

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Intended to be played continuously without a break, composer and violinist Andrew McIntosh's long-form composition features field recordings of pine woods in his home state of California in performance with violin, viola, piano, wine glasses, slate and electronics, an ethereal work combining improvisation, open tunings, just intonation and sympathetic resonance.

Feldman, Morton / Apartment House: Piano and String Quartet Feldman, Morton / Apartment House:
Piano and String Quartet

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Inspired by the broadcast performance by The Apartment House ensemble of three works by Morton Feldman, Another Timbre requested that they record the exceptional late work of the minimalist composer, Piano and String Quartet, captured at Henry Wood Hall two months later in a stunning interpretation of this enigmatic work of sensually dissipating motion.

Akama, Ryoko: Songs For A Shed Akama, Ryoko:
Songs For A Shed

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Six beautiful, fragile and mysterious works for piano in combinations with other orchestral arrangements and solo, including pitch-based compositions and a graphic work directed by photographs, performed by members of Apartment House in duos, quintets & sextets; works initially commissioned by Another Timbre and Philip Thomas and here performed on piano by Siwan Rhys.

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.

Wong, Theresa: Venice Is a Fish Wong, Theresa:
Venice Is a Fish

(Euphorbia Records -- USA )

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Five pieces composed as a diary manifest in song from Bay Area cellist and singer Theresa Wong, reflecting on her time in Venice through labyrinthine melodic and rhythmic pathways, adding piano and the Japanese 5-string tonkori instrument to add exotic flavor to each eclectic song, blurring genres as Wong's impressions and expression lets each song lead where it must.

Lonberg-Holm / Moimeme / Santos: Transition Zone Lonberg-Holm / Moimeme / Santos:
Transition Zone

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With a history of collaboration in the Lisbon improvisation scene through bands including Variable Geometry Orchestra, IKB, Isotope Ensemble, &c., guitarist Abdul Moimême (performing on two guitars simultaneously) and electronics artist Carlos Santos join with Chicago cellist & electronic improviser Fred Lonberg-Holm for five elaborate alien soundscapes of impressive detail and skill.

IKB: Titanus Giganteus IKB:
Titanus Giganteus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Post-pandemic, the electroacoustic IKB ensemble returned to the stage in 2021 at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon with some of Portugal's finest improvisers performing under the direction of violist Ernetso Rodrigues, to express in sound the large rainforest beetle Titanus Giganteus, represented in an extended collective improvisation of restraint fueled by masterful and creative skill.

Crazy Doberman: Illusory Expansion [VINYL] Crazy Doberman:
Illusory Expansion [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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With core members Drew Davis, Tim Gick, and John Olsen (Wolf Eyes), the wonderfully eclectic ensemble on each Crazy Doberman album shifts as they introduce musicians who can express the experimental improv structures required for each project, blurring genres and using whatever tools necessary to move from abstract to high intensity motion; a sublimely eccentric big band.

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 )

Price: $69.95    

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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.

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.

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.

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

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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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.

Zabelka, Mia / Glen Hall: The Quantum Violin Zabelka, Mia / Glen Hall:
The Quantum Violin

(FMR -- UK )

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The intersection of Austrian violinist, vocalist and sound artist Mia Zabelka and Canadian sound artist and multi-instrumentalist Glen Hall, using recordings of live improvisations, electronics and unusual applications of software to structure fourteen compositions of accomplished playing and startlingly unpredictable sound, a magnificent and often breathtaking journey.

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.

Schirmer, Brode Unit (w/ Jan Roder / Matthias Broede): Berlin, Germany Schirmer, Brode Unit (w/ Jan Roder / Matthias Broede):
Berlin, Germany

(FMR -- UK )

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Led by bass clarinetist Tobias Schirmer and harmonica player Matthias Broede, also on piano, with Jan Roder on bass and drummer Bernd Oezsevim, this German quartet blends contemporary jazz through four original Brode compositions and two collective improvisations, performed with melodic intent and tight, quick interaction as recorded live at Tito's Zentrifuge in Berlin.

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

(FMR -- UK )

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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.

Radigue, Eliane: Opus 17 [2 CDs] Radigue, Eliane:
Opus 17 [2 CDs]

(Important Records -- USA )

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French electroacoustic composer and innovator Eliane Radigue's final work made with feedback material from 1970, five pieces that strip away at the familiar, deconstructing and decomposing classical works into mesmerizing drones, or creating rich pulsating works of sound with intense harmonic development and controlled feedback, a powerful opus of sound.

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.

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".

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.

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 )

Price: $27.95    

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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 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".

This Is It! (Fujii / Itani / Tamura): Mosaic This Is It! (Fujii / Itani / Tamura):
Mosaic

(Libra -- Japan )

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Circumventing pandemic lockdowns, the trio of husband & wife, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, recorded this album at their home in Kobe, Japan using an internet connection to perform in real time with drummer/percussionist Takashi Itani in Tokyo, their joyful and sophisticated improvisation a testament to close listening and magnificent communication.

La Casa, Eric: Everyday Unknown 4 & 5 La Casa, Eric:
Everyday Unknown 4 & 5

(Swarming -- France )

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Exploring the details of everyday life as he examines the relationship between his environment and himself, microscopic audio explorer Éric La Casa investigates sounds beyond the threshold of auditory hearing, capturing barely perceptible sonic manifestations with incredible clarity and detail, constructing engaging works from these surprising and intriguing sounds.

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

(Libra -- Japan )

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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.

Bosshard, Patricia: Onceim-CoO Bosshard, Patricia:
Onceim-CoO

(Potlatch -- France )

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Two major works of evolving acoustic soundscape from Swiss violinist & composer Patricia Bosshard realized by the 27-member Orchestra des Nouvelles Creations, which includes Bosshard, Stephane Rives, Bertrand Denzler, &c.; "Sillon" employs a percussive pulse over 27 independently transforming grooves; "Reflets" a harmonic composition for bowed strings, including three double basses.

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.

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.

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.

Allbee, Liz: Rille Allbee, Liz:
Rille

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Berlin trumpeter Liz Allbee's solo work focuses on the interaction of voice, extended approaches to her instruments, which includes her self-designed quadrophonic trumpet, electronics and acoustic homemade instruments, on Rille presenting four enigmatic works of dramatic pacing--environmental and rhythmic--guided by impressionistic spoken words and moments of tonal clarity.

Zethson, Alex Ensemble: Some Of Them Were Never Unprepared Zethson, Alex Ensemble:
Some Of Them Were Never Unprepared

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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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.

Who Trio (Wintsch / Hemingway / Oester): Strell [VINYL] Who Trio (Wintsch / Hemingway / Oester):
Strell [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The collective Who Trio of pianist Michel Wintsch, bassist Bänz Oester and drummer Gerry Hemingway take on the music of Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington in eight studio recordings and one live performance, interpreting in a collective fashion rather than straight readings of each work, allowing a unique level of freedom to be applied to these essential jazz compositions.

The Rite Of Trio (Silva / Louro / Alves): Free Development Of Delirium The Rite Of Trio (Silva / Louro / Alves):
Free Development Of Delirium

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Drawing on genres blurring avant jazz, compositional forms, experimental rock and their uniquely twisted sense of humor, the Portuguese trio of guitarist Andre Silva, bassist Filipe Louro, and drummer Pedro Alves (also credited for screams!) present their sophomore album, a strange and compelling set of delirious improvisations in three Parts organized across 13 tracks.

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.

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.

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).

Ballrogg (Ellerhusen-Holm / Arntzen / Stackenas): Rolling Ball [VINYL] Ballrogg (Ellerhusen-Holm / Arntzen / Stackenas):
Rolling Ball [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Norwegian trio Ballrog, which started as the duo of Klaus Ellerhusen-Holm on clarinet and Roger Arntzen on double bass, then expanded with guitarist Ivar Grydeland, who is replaced by guitarist David Stackenäus, a perfect choice for the lyrical chamber approach of intertwining lines and fluid melodic statement, with a sense of "free chamber americana"; beautiful.

Alves, Pedro Melo Omniae Large Ensemble: Lumina Alves, Pedro Melo Omniae Large Ensemble:
Lumina

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Three expansive and stunning performances at Centro Cultural de Vila Flor as part of the Guimaraes Jazz 2020 festival by drummer and percussionist Pedro Melo Alves' expanded 23-piece Omniae Ensemble directed by Pedro Carneiro, adding electronics, voice and a diverse orchestration that gives his band both power but also flexibility to express an astonishing array of moods.

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.

Pukwana, Dudu / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink: Yi Yole [VINYL] Pukwana, Dudu / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink:
Yi Yole [VINYL]

(Our Swimmer -- Germany )

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Recorded at the ICP Jubileum festival in Uithoorn, Holland, in 1978, this concert brings together the core of the Instant Composers Pool--pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink--with legendary South African alto saxophonist Dudu Pukwana (Blue Notes), Bennink also playing trombone, clarinet, and viola, in a lyrical and unpredictable set filled with humor and astounding playing.

Mengelberg / Brotzmann / Parker / Bennink / Rutherford / Bailey / Bennink : Groupcomposing [VINYL] Mengelberg / Brotzmann / Parker / Bennink / Rutherford / Bailey / Bennink :
Groupcomposing [VINYL]

(Our Swimmer -- Germany )

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Authoritative and playful free improvisation in the European Free Jazz style, this 1978 album on Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink's Instant Composers Pool (ICP) label, included the pianist and drummer along with Peter Brotzmann, Peter Bennink and Evan Paker on sax, Paul Rutherford on trombone, and Derek Bailey on guitar, in a much-need reissue of this seminal album.

 

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