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Sun Ra Arkestra: Swirling [2 LPS] Sun Ra Arkestra:
Swirling [2 LPS]

(STRUT / Artyard -- UK & US )

Price: $29.95    

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The first new Sun Ra Arkestra album in twenty years, recorded in Philadelphia under the direction of saxophonist Marshall Allan, with long-standing Arkestra members including Danny Ray Thompson, Michael Ray, Vincent Chancey, Knoel Scott, Cecil Brooks, Atakatune, Elson Nascimento and Tyler Mitchel, with new material and new renderings of classic Ra compositions.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Don Quixote Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Don Quixote

(Evil Clown -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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An epic journey through diverse improvisational approaches within a composed framework, using heavy percussion of unusual & world origins, electronics, rock/groove elements and prepared mixes created from samples, from the Boston duo of David Peck (PEK) on reeds & an arsenal of devices & sources, and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion, with narration points along the way.

Taylor, Cecil / Tony Oxley: Being Astral And All Registers - Power Of Two Taylor, Cecil / Tony Oxley:
Being Astral And All Registers - Power Of Two

(Discus -- UK )

Price: $14.95    

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Taken from the personal archives of UK drummer/percussionist Tony Oxley, this extremely well recorded duo session with frequent collaborator, iconoclastic NY pianist Cecil Taylor, are heard in a live performance at the Ulrichsberg Festival, Austria in 2002 for a brilliantly frenetic and masterfully controlled, creative set of two jaw-dropping extended dialogs.

Blume, Martin / Lou Houtkamp / Steve Beresford: Shed 1 Blume, Martin / Lou Houtkamp / Steve Beresford:
Shed 1

(FMR -- UK )

Price: $14.95    

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A superb concert of masterful collective improvisation captured live at LOFT Cologne in 2018 from the trio of Luc Houtkamp on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Steve Beresford on piano & objects, and Martin Blume on drums & percussion, in three extended improvisations, thoughtful work building to periods of powerful passion while maintaining a reflective introspectiveness.

Dunmal, Paul Sextet (Dunmall / Pursglove / Foote / Saunders / Owston / Bashford): Cosmic Dream Proje Dunmal, Paul Sextet (Dunmall / Pursglove / Foote / Saunders / Owston / Bashford):
Cosmic Dream Projection

(FMR -- UK )

Price: $14.95    

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A studio project led by Paul Dumall on alto & tenor saxophones and alto flute, recorded while on touring hiatus during the pandemic, composing six passionate and melodically charged works performed by the brilliant sextet of Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Richard Foote on trombone, Steven Saunders on guitar, James Owston on bass, and Jim Bashford on drums.

Cundy, Chris: Mountains Cundy, Chris:
Mountains

(Aural Terrains -- E.U. )

Price: $21.95    

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Bass clarinetist Chris Cundy, uses the studio as a performance tool for accompaniment along with pre-recorded tapes, as he contrasts two different composers--Cornelius Cardew & Ton de Leeuw and their compositions titled "Mountains", alongside a Cardew graphic score piece, and 2 work for 5 bass clarinets, from Thanos Chrysakis and John Cage, the latter from his Numbers series.

La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Arnau Horta / Seijiro Murayama / Michaele-Andrea Schatt: Install La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Arnau Horta / Seijiro Murayama / Michaele-Andrea Schatt:
Installations [CD + 24 page booklet]

(Swarming -- France )

Price: $13.95    

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A fascinating set of stereophonic electroacoustic compositions based on the recordings and mixes used for four sound installations in four galleries in France, impeccably captured and creatively edited: Eric La Casa & Jean-Luc Guionnet; Michaële-Andréa Schatt & Eric La Casa; Seijiro Murayama & Eric La Casa; and Arnau Horta & Eric La Casa.

Bopp, Christiane / Jean-Marc Foussat / Emmanuelle Parrenin: Nature Still Bopp, Christiane / Jean-Marc Foussat / Emmanuelle Parrenin:
Nature Still

(Fou Records -- France )

Price: $13.95    

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An immersive record of free improvisation from the French trio of analog synth player Jean-Marc Foussat, trombonist Christiane Bopp, and vocalist Emmanuelle Parrenin, 4 works inspired by a still life painting by Duane Keiser, each an impressive evolution and transmutation of sound in dream-like environments that envelop then surprise its listeners.

Copland, Marc: John (for John Abercrombie) Copland, Marc:
John (for John Abercrombie)

(Illusions/Mirage -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Working together first in Chico Hamilton's quartet in 1971, through his quartet with Drew Gress and Joey Barron, pianist Marc Copland's close friend and collaborator, guitarist and composer John Abercrombie, passed in 2017; this solo album of Abercrombie's compositions is expressed with a unique insight and compassion that no other player could convey.

Beuger, Antoine / Apartment House: Jankelevitch Sextets Beuger, Antoine / Apartment House:
Jankelevitch Sextets

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $15.95    

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The 4th album on Another Timbre from a series of pieces by composer Antoine Beuger, each acknowledging a cultural or intellectual figure, here titled for philosopher, musicologist, educator and one-time member of the French Resistance, Vladimir Jankélévitch, represented by Beuger in a large dramatic work performed by the Apartment House sextet.

Verlaak, Maya: All English Music is Greensleeves Verlaak, Maya:
All English Music is Greensleeves

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $15.95    

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Five fascinating works by the Belgian composer Maya Verlaak, realized by Apartment House and soloists Sarah Saviet & Mark Knoop, experimental compositions including a work of personal reflection based on "Alouette"; a conceptual game piece; a composition layering pre-recorded segments of "Greensleaves"; and two interactive acoustic & computer pieces.

Gisler, Dave Trio (w / Bossard / Friedli) + Jaimie Branch: Zurich Concert Gisler, Dave Trio (w / Bossard / Friedli) + Jaimie Branch:
Zurich Concert

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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A rollicking album of electric & acoustic jazz from guitarist Dave Gisler's trio with Raffaele Bossard on bass and Lionel Friedli on drums, with guest Jamie Branch on trumpet, recorded live at unerhort!-Festival, in Zurich, Switzerland in 2019, performing all Gisler compositions of ebullient drive pushing all 4 to exultant and impressive soloing.

Abrahams, Chris: Appearance Abrahams, Chris:
Appearance

(Room40 -- Australia )

Price: $18.95    

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Distilling his work with the trio The Necks, Australian pianist Chris Abrahams extends his solo discography with this gorgeous album of two extended improvisations recorded in the studio in Sydney, performing on a beautifully resonant acoustic piano as he unfolds each work, intensely personal and rich in Abrahams' unique way of evolving melody and form.

Remote Viewers, The: Let the City Sleep Remote Viewers, The:
Let the City Sleep

(Remote Viewers -- UK )

Price: $15.95    

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Restricted by pandemic, bassist John Edwards took compositions for Remote Viewers written by Dave Petts along with recordings from himself and saxophonists Caroline Kraabel, Sue Lynch, Adrian Northover & David Petts, using digital compositional methods to maintain Petts' concepts while manipulating and inverting each piece in wonderfully riotous and unexpected ways.

Sun Ra Arkestra: Swirling Sun Ra Arkestra:
Swirling

(STRUT / Artyard -- UK & US )

Price: $13.95    

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The first new Sun Ra Arkestra album in twenty years, recorded in Philadelphia under the direction of saxophonist Marshall Allan, with long-standing Arkestra members including Danny Ray Thompson, Michael Ray, Vincent Chancey, Knoel Scott, Cecil Brooks, Atakatune, Elson Nascimento and Tyler Mitchel, with new material and new renderings of classic Ra compositions.

Rempis / Parker / Haker Flaten / Cunningham: Stringers & Struts Rempis / Parker / Haker Flaten / Cunningham:
Stringers & Struts

(Aerophonic -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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The collaborative quartet of current and former Chicago improvisers and band leaders from Dave Rempis on alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, Jeff Parker on guitar, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Jeremy Cunningham on drums, are heard live at Elastic Arts in Chicago during the 2019 Chicago Jazz Festival, capturing these three extended and masterful conversations.

Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser): Prismo Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser):
Prismo

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

Price: $17.95    

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The quartet of Sergio Armaroli (vibraphone), Martina Brodbeck (cello), Francesca Gemmo (piano), and Fritz Hauser (drums & percussion), also heard in free improvisational duos and trios, perform Armaroli's "Structuring the Silence", aiming to extend the performers' improvisational freedom using time and space through broad compositional instructions.

A Love Supreme Electric (Vinny Golia / John Hanrahan / Henry Kaiser / Wayne Peet / Mike Watt): A Lov A Love Supreme Electric (Vinny Golia / John Hanrahan / Henry Kaiser / Wayne Peet / Mike Watt):
A Love Supreme & Meditations [2 CDs]

(Cuneiform -- USA )

Price: $20.95    

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Initiated by West Coast drummer John Hanrahan, A Love Supreme Electric examines John Coltrane's A Love Supreme and Meditations album, asking to merge the two as one spiritual ecstatic piece of music, as performed on this 2 CD set with Vinny Golia on sax, Bob Moses on percussion, Henry Kaiser on guitar, Mike Watt on bass and Wayne Peet on organ; profound and powerful!

Alcorn, Susan Quintet: Pedernal Alcorn, Susan Quintet:
Pedernal

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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An innovator in integrating pedal steel guitar into modern improvised music, Cleveland-born, Baltimore-based pedal steel guitar player Susan Alcorn's quintet enlists a superb set of New York players--Mark Feldman on violin, Michael Formanek on double bass, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Ryan Sawyer on drums--taking on a diverse set of Alcorn compositions.

Mazur, Rafal (feat. Satoko Fujii / Guilleromo Gregorio / Ramon Lopez / Natsuki Tamura / Artur Majews Mazur, Rafal (feat. Satoko Fujii / Guilleromo Gregorio / Ramon Lopez / Natsuki Tamura / Artur Majewski):
The Great Tone Has No Sound [4 CDs]

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

Price: $49.95    

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Four settings with improvising bass guitarist Rafal Mazur, 4 CDs, the first a solo studio recording of two extended improvisations; the 2nd a duo with clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio; the 3rd a live concert at Baza Club in Krakow with trumpeter Artur Majewski; the 4th a quintet session with Gregorio, Satoko Fujii (piano), Natsuki Tamura (trumpet), & Ramon Lopez (drums).

Watts, Trevor (feat. Moire Music Drum Orchestra / Mark Hewins / Jamie Harris / Gibran Cervantes): A Watts, Trevor (feat. Moire Music Drum Orchestra / Mark Hewins / Jamie Harris / Gibran Cervantes):
A World View [5 CDs]

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

Price: $64.95    

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Five CDs with unique and joyfully creative aspects of saxophonist and composer Trevor Watts' work, from concerts and studio settings in the UK, US and South Americal in configurations of Trevor Watts Moiré Music Group, with the Enjambre Acustico Urukungolo, Trevor Watts' Moiré Music Drum Orchestra, and duos with Jamie Harris, and with Marc Hewins.

Colonna, Marco / Alexander Hawkins: Dolphy Underlined Colonna, Marco / Alexander Hawkins:
Dolphy Underlined

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

Price: $15.95    

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A set of Eric Dolphy compositions and one Colonna composition in the style of Dolphy and a Dolphy-esque take on Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child", from pianist Alexander Hawkins and Marco Colonna on clarinet, bass clarinet & sopranino saxophones, recorded live in Rome in 2020 for a spirited and tender hommage to one of the great and most singular figures in jazz history.

Cortex (Hoyer / Nilssen / Alberts / Johansson): Legal Tender Cortex (Hoyer / Nilssen / Alberts / Johansson):
Legal Tender

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Seriously joyful and consequential "avant-garde party music" from the Norwegian Cortex quartet of Ola Hoyer on double bass, Gard Nilssen on drums & percussion, Kristoffer Berre Alberts on saxophone, and Thomas Johansson on trumpet, in their 6th album of irresistible, upbeat free jazz.

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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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.

Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Arntzen / Lofthus / Nymo): This is Chrome Hill Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Arntzen / Lofthus / Nymo):
This is Chrome Hill

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Self-described as Scandinavian jazz rock noir, the Chrome Hill quartet of Asbjorn Lerheim on baritone guitar, Roger Arntzen on double bass, Torstein Lofthus on drums & vibraphone, and Atle Nymo on tenor saxophone, present a dramatic album of contrasts inspired by cinematic and musical moods, merging elements of folk, Delta blues and cowboy rock into their darkly cool sound.

Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Expanded Ensemble, The: Soundpath Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Expanded Ensemble, The:
Soundpath

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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AACM legend Muhal Richard Abrams was commissioned by Philadelphia saxophonist Bobby Zankel to compose for Zankel's large ensemble Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, this monumental piece premiered in 2012, but only in 2018 was a 2nd performance possible, conducted by Marty Ehrlich and receiving 2 standing ovations, the band recording this studio version the next day at Drexel University.

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [VINYL] Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records -- USA )

Price: $24.95    

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This year's An Ayler Xmas, the 4th in the series from saxophonist Mars Williams, expands to a double CD with recordings from two bands: Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Kent Kessler, Brian Sandstrom & Steve Hunt (Chicago); and Steve Swell, Hilliard Greene, Chris Corsano, Nels Cline & Fred Lonberg-Holm (NYC); in incredible free jazz mashups and bash-ups of Holiday favorites.

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [2 CDs] Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [2 CDs]

(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records -- USA )

Price: $17.95    

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This year's An Ayler Xmas, the 4th in the series from saxophonist Mars Williams, expands to a double CD with recordings from two bands: Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Kent Kessler, Brian Sandstrom & Steve Hunt (Chicago); and Steve Swell, Hilliard Greene, Chris Corsano, Nels Cline & Fred Lonberg-Holm (NYC); in incredible free jazz mashups and bash-ups of Holiday favorites.

Lamb, Catherine / Harmonic Space Orchestra: Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII Lamb, Catherine / Harmonic Space Orchestra:
Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII

(Sacred Realism -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Two hauntingly beautiful works in microtonal composer and violist Catherine Lamb's "Prisma Interius" series, the first a duo with violinist Johnny Change and Xavier Lopez on the "secondary rainbow synthesizer", which channels the sound outside of the performance space as a generator of ambient sound; then a sextet of strings and winds with two secondary rainbow synthesizers.

Eriksen, Espen Trio: End Of Summer [VINYL] Eriksen, Espen Trio:
End Of Summer [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $27.95    

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Pianist Espen Eriksen takes his trio of bassist Lars Tormod Jenset and drummer Andreas Bye back to their roots in their first pure trio record in five years with this beautifully rendered set of original Eriksen compositions, lyrical and touching music with a melancholic tinge, as Eriksen focuses on unforced melodic character that belies an optimistic glow.

Eriksen, Espen Trio: End Of Summer Eriksen, Espen Trio:
End Of Summer

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $15.95    

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Pianist Espen Eriksen takes his trio of bassist Lars Tormod Jenset and drummer Andreas Bye back to their roots in their first pure trio record in five years with this beautifully rendered set of original Eriksen compositions, lyrical and touching music with a melancholic tinge, as Eriksen focuses on unforced melodic character that belies an optimistic glow.

Takahashi, Marie / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Helena Espvall / Joao Valinho: Queen Triot Takahashi, Marie / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Helena Espvall / Joao Valinho:
Queen Triot

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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A remarkable album of masterful and wide-ranging string interaction from improviser and Creative Sources label leader Ernesto Rodrigues (viola) with active contemporary Portuguese performers Maria do Mar (violin), Helena Espvall (cello) and Berlin-based violinist of Japanese origin Marie Takahashi, accompanied by Joao Valinho on percussion & piano.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos: Metamorfose Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos:
Metamorfose

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A beautifully subtle and strange twisting of tones, timbres and strings from the duo of Ernesto Rodrigues on violin & viola and Carlos Santos on electronics, recorded live in 2018 at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, creating mysterious environments that metamorphose between sections through string interjections, each segment creating a new, mesmerizing environment.

Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl: Artlessly Falling [VINYL 2 LPs] Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl:
Artlessly Falling [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $39.95    

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The 2nd Code Girl release from guitarist Mary Halvorson presents an embraceable and ambitious set of songs from 8 poetic forms for which Halvorson composed words & music, 3 of which are sung by Robert Wyatt, the others by Amirtha Kidambi, in a band with Thumbscrew members Michael Formanek (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), plus Maria Grand (sax) and Adam O'Farrill (trumpet).

Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl: Artlessly Falling Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl:
Artlessly Falling

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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The 2nd Code Girl release from guitarist Mary Halvorson presents an embraceable and ambitious set of songs from 8 poetic forms for which Halvorson composed words & music, 3 of which are sung by Robert Wyatt, the others by Amirtha Kidambi, in a band with Thumbscrew members Michael Formanek (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), plus Maria Grand (sax) and Adam O'Farrill (trumpet).

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Theta Five Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
Theta Five

(Discus -- UK )

Price: $14.95    

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The 5th album from the UK collective improvising progressive rock band of reedist Martin Archer, drummer Steve Dinsdale, bassists Lorin Halsall & Terry Todd, percussionist Walt Shaw, keyboardist Andy Peake, violinist Yvonna Magda and string player & vocalist Jad Todd, merging acoustic and electronic instruments in rich and often dreamlike forms that flow with spirited refinement.

Tippett, Keith: The Monk Watches The Eagle Tippett, Keith:
The Monk Watches The Eagle

(Discus -- UK )

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As though an elegy for the departed pianist and composer, Keith Tippett does not perform on this work, which was commissioned for the 2004 Norwich and Norfolk Festival, but conducts an ensemble that includes Julie Tippetts on voice, a saxophone octet that includes long-time collaborator Paul Dunmall, and the polyphonic choir of the BBC Singers; an exquisite and stirring work.

Shipp, Matthew : The Reward [VINYL 2 LPs] Shipp, Matthew :
The Reward [VINYL 2 LPs]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $31.95    

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One of the most distinctive and introspective voices on the piano in modern improvised music, New York pianist Matthew Shipp presents a solo suite in four movements, each movement a side of this magnificently produced double LP, released to coincide with his 60th birthday, including liner notes from late poet and collaborator Steve Dalichinsky; a wonderful gift for 2020.

Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script: Cloud Script Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script:
Cloud Script

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $15.95    

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Double bassist Joshua Abrams provides the compositions for this studio album performed with Ari Brown on tenor sax, Jeff Parker on guitar and Gerald Cleaver on drums, an exceptional quartet of master improvisers who balance lyrical and soulful playing with explorative impulse, fueled by an empathetic responsiveness that only a long history of collaboration can engender.

Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script: Cloud Script [VINYL] Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script:
Cloud Script [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $19.95    

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Double bassist Joshua Abrams provides the compositions for this studio album performed with Ari Brown on tenor sax, Jeff Parker on guitar and Gerald Cleaver on drums, an exceptional quartet of master improvisers who balance lyrical and soulful playing with explorative impulse, fueled by an empathetic responsiveness that only a long history of collaboration can engender.

Van Hove, Fred / Peter Brotzmann: Front To Front [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Van Hove, Fred / Peter Brotzmann:
Front To Front [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Dropa Disc -- Belgium )

Price: $24.95    

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A limited edition LP documenting the duo performance between European Free Improv legends, pianist Fred Van Hove and multi-reedist Peter Brotzmann, recorded at the Summer Bummer Festival in 2019 for an intimately forceful performance, four extended dialogs of immense technical skill and creative drive, a great summation of their adventurous collaboration.

Wooley, Nate: Seven Storey Mountain VI Wooley, Nate:
Seven Storey Mountain VI

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Composer & trumpeter Nate Wooley presents the 6th composition of his SSM series exploring music's ability to bring catharsis and ecstatic release to the performers and listeners, in a large ensemble of 11 musicians and voice, in a stunningly sophisticated large work of modern orchestration through acoustic and electronic/amplified instruments; a masterwork.

Blum, John / Jackson Krall: Duplexity Blum, John / Jackson Krall:
Duplexity

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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A dynamic and red-hot album of free improvisation from two New York legends--pianist John Blum and drummer/percussionist Jackson Krall--both in jaw-dropping form as they present two extended improvisations, "Blood and Bone" and "Wind and Wing", appropriate for the energy and intense and seemingly physically-defying technical skill each brings to their playing.

Sanhedrin (Haino / Yoshida / Nasuno): Change The Density So That You Can Crawl Up From The Sea Of   Sanhedrin (Haino / Yoshida / Nasuno):
Change The Density So That You Can Crawl Up From The Sea Of Duty

(Trailights Record -- Japan )

Price: $19.95    

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Formed in the mid-2000s in the wake of the band Knead, the first new Sanhedrin album in six years sees the return of Keiji Haino on guitar, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass guitar and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, performing live at Akihabara Club Goodman in Japan for four extended rock improvisations, dense, soulful avant-prog with feedback drenched resonance.

Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya: Improvisations 5 [2 CDs] Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya:
Improvisations 5 [2 CDs]

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

Price: $19.95    

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21 wild rides from the fully improvised duo of guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi on guitar & effects, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, voice & sampler, two CDs from four separate concerts at Japanese venues Akihabara Goodman in 2012 & 2014, Kichijoji FOXHOLE in 2014, and Okubo Hikarino-Uma in 2017; intensely exciting and magnificently masterful improv instrumental rock.

Powerdove: Bitter Banquet Powerdove:
Bitter Banquet

(fo'c'sle -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Keyboardist Annie Lewandowski (London Improvisers Orchestra, Fred Frith, Samech) composed this song cycle about ancient Greek figures in collaboration with David Yearsley, Theresa Wong and Russell Greenberg, poetic pieces contrasting traditional use of instruments with subtle experimental approaches in a unique and fascinating set of compositional strategies.

Brown, Chris: Retrospectacles [2 CDs] Brown, Chris:
Retrospectacles [2 CDs]

(fo'c'sle -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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A fascinating 2-CD retrospective of the solo piano and computer work from 1990 to 2016 of San Francisco Bay Area experimental composer Chris Brown, whose work focuses on evolving paradigms of human-machine interaction through live signal processing, generative polyrhythmic textures, and a cohabitation of both formal control and indeterminacy.

Kordik / Lucas / Prevost: High Laver Reflections Kordik / Lucas / Prevost:
High Laver Reflections

(Matchless / Earshot -- UK )

Price: $17.95    

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The Earshots duo of Daniel Kordik on modular synthesizer and Edward Lucas on trombone reprise their meeting a year earlier with free improvising percussionist and AMM legend Eddie Prévost, drawn by the natural resonance of the All Saints Church in Essex, England, recording these electroacoustic improvisations of astonishing sonic properties and astounding technique.

Butcher / Prevost / Viltard: Iklectik Live One Butcher / Prevost / Viltard:
Iklectik Live One

(Matchless -- UK )

Price: $17.95    

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Part of the Iklectic club's "Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists" programmed by drummer Eddie Prévost and double bassist Guillaume Viltard, here meeting John Butcher performing on tenor and soprano saxophone for a masterful concert of free improvisations, energetically turning the "Electric", "Light", "On", "Click" through 4 extended and remarkable converstations.

Moore / Prevost / Yarde: Nous Moore / Prevost / Yarde:
Nous

(Matchless -- UK )

Price: $17.95    

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A concert by drummer Eddie Prˇvost, electric guitarist N.O. Moore, and saxophonist Jason Yarde on alto & soprano recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club, in London, Moore deploying effects and Yarde using electronics to create subtexts of sounds, especially on the extended 25 minute "Impossible Meaning" where unusual structures meld with the acoustic free playing.

Berne's, Tim Snakeoil: The Deceptive 4 Live [2 CDs] Berne's, Tim Snakeoil:
The Deceptive 4 Live [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $29.95    

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The long-established Snakeoil quartet led by New York saxophonist Tim Berne, with Matt Mitchell on piano, Oscar Noriega on bass and B-flat clarinet, and Ches Smith on drums & percussion, are heard live in three settings over two CDs — at Firehouse 12 in 2017; at IBEAM in New York in 2010; and at Roulette in NY in 2009 — showing the band's evolution of expressive power.

Lewis, James Brandon Quartet (w/ Taylor / Ortiz / Jones): Molecular Lewis, James Brandon Quartet (w/ Taylor / Ortiz / Jones):
Molecular

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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Inspired by molecular biology, saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis developed a unique system of composing, creating a surprising and beautiful music for the debut of his new quartet with drummer Chad Taylor, pianist Aruán Ortiz, and bassist Brad Jones, bringing lyricism and joyful playing to his sophisticated approach to the jazz tradition.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von : Piano Solo: Slow Pieces for Aki Schlippenbach, Alexander von :
Piano Solo: Slow Pieces for Aki

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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A graceful and beautiful set of 21 improvisations composed by German pianist and European Free Improv legend Alexander von Schlippenbach for Japanese pianist and von Schlippenbach's spouse Aki Takase, emphasizing a lyrical and passionate deceleration of his profound technical skills to ring lyrically and even romantically as he expresses Takase's musical portrait.

Courvoisier, Sylvie Trio (Courvoisier / Gress / Wollesen): Free Hoops Courvoisier, Sylvie Trio (Courvoisier / Gress / Wollesen):
Free Hoops

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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With tracks dedicated to friends, family and musicians including Claude Thornhill & John Zorn, the 3rd album from The Sylvie Courvoisier trio with Drew Gress on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums & "Wollesonics", is an exuberantly sophisticated album of slyly complex jazz compositions that both happily swing and leave room for creative exploration; extraordinary!

El'Zabar, Kahil: Kahil El'Zabar's America The Beautiful El'Zabar, Kahil:
Kahil El'Zabar's America The Beautiful

(Spiritmuse Records -- UK )

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Chicago multi-percussionist Kahil El'Zabar composes, arranges and conducts a tour de force musical testament to speak about the turbulent issues in America and the world today, as well as his hopes and love for a better tomorrow, in a 12-piece ensemble including Hamiet Bluiett, Tomeka Reid, Corey Wilkes, Dennis Winslett, and the James Sanders String Quartet.

Wyatt, Robert: His Greatest Misses [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Wyatt, Robert:
His Greatest Misses [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Domino Record Co. -- USA )

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Originally released in 2004 in Japan, this compilation covers songs from Soft Machine legend Robert Wyatt's solo career, from albums back to Rock Bottom through Cuckooland, sequenced non-chronologically reflecting the depth of interest, excitement & pathos of his remarkable career, one of rock's most unconventional and brilliant songwriters and singers.

Wyatt, Robert: His Greatest Misses Wyatt, Robert:
His Greatest Misses

(Domino Record Co. -- USA )

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Originally released in 2004 in Japan, this compilation covers songs from Soft Machine legend Robert Wyatt's solo career, from albums back to Rock Bottom through Cuckooland, sequenced non-chronologically reflecting the depth of interest, excitement & pathos of his remarkable career, one of rock's most unconventional and brilliant songwriters and singers.

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Shane Parish / Zach Rowden: Live At Static Age Records [CASSETTE W/DOWNLOAD] Nakatani, Tatsuya / Shane Parish / Zach Rowden:
Live At Static Age Records [CASSETTE W/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An exciting set of improvisations between percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, guitarist Shane Parish (Ahleuchatistas) and double bassist Zach Rowden, recorded live at Static Age Records in Asheville, NC in 2018 while Nakatani was on tour, his inventive mix of drumming and tumultuously ringing percussion perfectly complementing the introspectively energetic trio interaction.

Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD] Jackson / Baker / Kirshner:
So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The second release for the Chicago trio of Keefe Jackson on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Jim Baker on piano & synthesizer, and Julian Kirshner on drums, following their 2016 album The Noisy Miner, are heard in two performances a year apart at the Hungry Brain, each an extended exploration of remarkably compatible, creative and uniquely lyrical collective collaboration.av

Daimonji (Hoppy / Yoshida / Nasuno) : Eutopia [3 CDs] Daimonji (Hoppy / Yoshida / Nasuno) :
Eutopia [3 CDs]

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

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A triple CD from the quartet of Hoppy Kamiyama on keyboards, voice, Tatsuya Yoshida on drums & voice, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass and Kinuzuki on guitar, frequent collaborators in a mostly instrumental setting of high intensity improvised rock forms, three complete sets of dense avant/progressive music with incredible technical dexterity and a twisted creative sense.

Parker, Charlie: Be Bop Live  [2 CDs] Parker, Charlie:
Be Bop Live [2 CDs]

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

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Remarkably remastered recordings of Charlie Parker's quintets from 1945-49, performing live at Carnegie Hall, Royal Roost, & Town Hall with configurations of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham, Red Rodney, Don Byas, Al Haig, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Kenny Clarke, Tommy Potter & Curley Russell, allowing us to re-live the consistent brilliance of the leader and his sidemen.

Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders: Shifa - Live In Oslo Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders:
Shifa - Live In Oslo

(577 -- USA )

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Performing as part of the Blow Out Festival 2019, the UK improvising trio Shifa, meaning "healing", of Rachel Musson on tenor saxophone, Pat Thomas on piano, and Mark Sanders on drums, are captured live in Oslo for four dramatic and masterful collective improvisations, passionate and building works, releasing their tension and rebuilding in powerful waves.

Schubert / Schlippenbach / Blume: Forge Schubert / Schlippenbach / Blume:
Forge

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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"Merge" aptly describes the nearly telepathic interplay between these three European Free Improv masters -- Alexander von Schlippenbach on piano, Frank Paul Schubert on alto & soprano saxophones, and Martin Blume on drums -- recorded live in 2019 at Ruhr Jazz Fest, in Bochum, Germany, for an expansive 47 minute improvisation and a brief "Forgin the Work" conclusion.

Wick, Jacob / Brad Henkel: Lovely Bag You Have Wick, Jacob / Brad Henkel:
Lovely Bag You Have

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Two like-minded experimenters and improvisers meet in Berlin to extract a fascinating mixture of both unusual and traditional tones & textures on their trumpets, energetically disassembling their instruments in aberrant ways to create clicks, clacks, airy hisses and other inexplicable sounds, revealing a dialog of solid ideas that captivate and surprise their listeners.

Ulher, Birgit / Franz Hautzinger: Kleine Trompetenmusik Ulher, Birgit / Franz Hautzinger:
Kleine Trompetenmusik

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Translating to "Little Trumpet Music", the duo of trumpeters Birgit Uhler and Franz Hautzinger, Uhler also performing on radio & objects, use extreme techniques and approaches to their improvisations, focusing on extraneous sounds from their instruments in enigmatic and captivating ways, expansively defining reductionism in masterfully idiosyncratic ways.

Johnson, Hermione : Tremble Johnson, Hermione :
Tremble

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Using an imaginative set of piano preparations, Auckland, New Zealand pianist Hermione Johnson draws unusual timbral and tonal qualities from the prepared piano, deftly improvising with dexterous technical skills to create unusual rhythmic and timbral environments, each a marvelous, miniature universe of unexpected voicings, evoking gongs, guitars, kotos, &c.

Brodbeck / Bohm: Weak Ties Brodbeck / Bohm:
Weak Ties

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Working in the Elektronisches Studio, in Basel, Switzerland, the duo of electronic artist and guitarist Volker Böhm and drummer/percussionist Benjamin Brodbeck, also employing sonic objects of indeterminate source, create a fascinating set of 9 sonic compositions driven by rhythmic interaction, using space and focused recording techniques in superbly timed dialogs.

Gartmayer, Susanna / Christoph Kurzmann: Smaller Sad Gartmayer, Susanna / Christoph Kurzmann:
Smaller Sad

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )

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The first meeting between the Austrian duo of bass clarinetist Susanna Gartmayer and Christof Kurzmann, here using ppool software, voice and rubber band, creating 4 elusive and immersive works that float somewhere in the void between experimental electronics, improvisation and song, creating diaphanous tension and mysterious environments; spellbinding.

Shalabi, Sam / Norm Adams / Tim Crofts: Collateral Shalabi, Sam / Norm Adams / Tim Crofts:
Collateral

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Produced for their Spring 2018 Canadian Tour, the trio of Montreal/Cairo-based oud and guitar player Sam Shalabi, and Halifax collaborators, cellist Norm Adams and pianist Tim Crofts (both part of the suddenlyLISTEN performance series) present a live concert at St. Matthew's United Church in Halifax, brilliantly merging Arabic, compositional & free approaches.

Monicker (Scott Thomson / Arthur Bull / Roger Turner): Libr'aerie Monicker (Scott Thomson / Arthur Bull / Roger Turner):
Libr'aerie

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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The second release from the trio of legendary London improvising drummer Roger Turner, Montreal trombonist Scott Thomson and guitarist Arthur Bull, aka Moniker, after their 2018 Ambiances Magnetiques album "Spine", in three improvisations about "Books", quick witted active improvisation with a carefree and bright approach to exceptionally detailed interaction.

Moore, Michael (w/ Wierbos / de Joode / Vatcher): Felix Quartet Moore, Michael (w/ Wierbos / de Joode / Vatcher):
Felix Quartet

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )

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Recorded at the historic Bimhuis during the Felix Meritis festival, this was the first meeting of the Felix Quartet featuring frequent collaborators Michael Moore on sax & clarinet and trombonist Wolter Wierbos, with Wilbert de Joode on bass and Michael Vatcher on drums & hammer dulcimer, performing Moore's superb compositions written for this event & for these players.

Lovens, Paul / Florian Stoffner: Tetratne Lovens, Paul / Florian Stoffner:
Tetratne

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

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Captured live in Ljubljana during the 2019 "Sound Disobedience Festival", European Free Improv legendary drummer Paul Lovens co-composed this work with Swiss guitarist Florian Stoffner, "Tetra" referring to structures of 4, as in their 4-part improvisation with each player using all 4 limbs in a remarkable dialog of time, tone, technique, and nearly telepathic intention.

Ayler, Albert: Spirit Rejoice & Bells Revisited Ayler, Albert:
Spirit Rejoice & Bells Revisited

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

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Revisiting two of the most essential and influential albums of saxophonist Albert Ayler's discography, both recorded in 1965 — Spirits Rejoice in a sextet and Bells in a quintet — both drawing from some of NY's finest players including Charles Tyler, Henry Grimes, Gary Peacock, Sunny Murray, Donald Ayler and Lewis Worrell, properly remastered to showcase Ayler's stunning conceptions in free jazz.

Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs] Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry:
European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs]

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

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Essential radio and live recordings from saxophonist Albert Ayler's European tour in 1964 with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on double bass and Sunny Murray on drums, a quintessential grouping for Ayler's compositions, here in outstanding renditions of classic works including "Spirits", "Ghosts", "Vibrations", "Mothers", "Childrens", plus Don Cherry's "Infant Happiness".

Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love): She Knows... Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love):
She Knows...

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

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Named for a Don Cherry composition included on this album, the core trio of The Thing--Mats Gustafsson on reeds, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums--is joined by saxophonist and pocket trumpter Joe McPhee, recording classic free jazz and harmolodic pieces by Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer, Frank Lowe, & Joe McPhee.

 

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