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Branciforte, Joseph / Theo Bleckmann : LP1 [VINYL] Branciforte, Joseph / Theo Bleckmann :
LP1 [VINYL]

(Greyfade -- USA )

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"The debut recording from Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann (ECM) and electronic musician and producer Joseph Branciforte. Vocal loops of hushed beauty framed by artificially-synthesized tones, deep subharmonic oscillations, and ...

New Old Luten Quintet: Tumult! New Old Luten Quintet:
Tumult!

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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A tumultuously wonderful free jazz epic recorded in Leipzig in 2013 from original New Old Luten founders, saxophonist & clarinetist Enrst-Ludwig Petrowsky and drummer Christian Lillinger, the band configured as a quintet with Elan Pauer taking on the piano role plus percussives, and the dual and powerful double bassists John Edwards and Robert Landfermann.

Jones, Jean Claude (JC) : Drones - 5th And Tibetan Bowls For Barre Jones, Jean Claude (JC) :
Drones - 5th And Tibetan Bowls For Barre

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Jean Claude "JC" Jones seamlessly merges two violins from Ariel Lanyi & Ilan Volkov, bass from Hagai Bilitzky and his own performance on bass, lap style spanish plugged-in guitar and tibetan bowls, creating 13 beautifully contemplative drones that weave distinctive tones, timbres and rich resonance; dedicated to Barre Phillips & Francois Lagarde.

Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet : Karacho! Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet :
Karacho!

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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A superb example of European Free Jazz tradition, modern and amazingly creative, from the quintet of pianist Oliver Schwerdt and reedist Peter Brotzmann performing on tenor sax, tarogato & clarinet, with Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion and dual double bassists in John Edwards and John Eckhardt, performing a 50+ minute free masterpiece at club naTo in Liepzig, 2017.

Bothen, Christer: Ambrosia [3 CD BOX SET] Bothen, Christer:
Ambrosia [3 CD BOX SET]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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Swedish contrabass clarinetist Christ Bothen in six extended works, the first and third disks a series of solo works using incredible technique and concentration, the 2nd disc a large work in an ensemble with fellow deep reedists Hans Koch & Per Texas Johansson, double bassist Vilhelm Bromander, pianists Kristine Scholz & Tisha Mukarji, and a spectral narrative from Sofia Jernberg.

Tamura, Natsuki : Koki Solo Tamura, Natsuki :
Koki Solo

(Libra -- Japan )

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"Koki" translates to "rare in ancient times," referring to ones 70th birthday, a milestone that trumpeter Natsuki Tamura achieves this year, providing proof that such an age is no longer rare, nor that it has affected the tremendous creative and physical powers that Tamura applies to his playing, as heard in this inventive solo album on trumpet, piano, voice and even pots & pans!

Judson Trio (Leandre / Maneri / Cleaver): Light And Dance [2 CDs] Judson Trio (Leandre / Maneri / Cleaver):
Light And Dance [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live recording at Instants Chavire's, in Montreuil, France in 2020, and a studio recording 5 days later in Malakoff, France, in the 2nd album from the Judson Trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, Gerald Cleaver on drums & small percussion, the entwining of viola and bass strings propelled with assertive restraint and accent from Cleaver.

Four Letter Words (Piet / Wark / Harris): Blow Four Letter Words (Piet / Wark / Harris):
Blow

(Amalgam -- USA )

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"The inception of Four Letter Words as a collective, improvising trio was borne out of time spent by all three members as burgeoning artists in the vibrant Chicago jazz and improvised music scene. The weekly free improvisation workshop ...

Brennan, John Wolf: Nitty Gritty Ditties Brennan, John Wolf:
Nitty Gritty Ditties

(Leo Records -- UK )

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33 songs & instrumentals in 74 minutes performed by Dublin composer, performer, improvisor, pianist and organist John Wolf Brennan, covering an eclectic and vast cross-section of styles and genres, from composers including Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Lars Hollmer, Tom Waits, Cornelius Cardew, Bela Bartok, Paul McCartney, John McLaughlin, &c.

Armaroli, Sergio / Fritz Hauser: Angelica Armaroli, Sergio / Fritz Hauser:
Angelica

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Performed at the Angelica Contemporary Music Festival in Bologna, Italy in 2019 and recorded with superb fidelity, drummer/percussionist Fritz Hauser joined with xylophonist Sergio Armaroli for an enthralling performance that balances chamber jazz forms with fully free exploration, avant yet embraceable as two interact in exquisite and authoritatively unhurried ways.

Seabrook, Brandon / Simon Nabatov: Voluptuaries Seabrook, Brandon / Simon Nabatov:
Voluptuaries

(Leo Records -- UK )

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A series of diverse landscapes in the voluptuaries of guitarist Brandon Seabrook and pianist Simon Nabatov, evoking an imaginary garden of sensual pleasures expressed through dialogs running the gamut from elegant lyricism of lush and languid interaction to quirky runs of playful inventiveness; an elegantly complex and always sophisticated set of exchanges.

Kruglov, Alexey / Carolyn Hume / Paul May / Oleg Yudanov: Last Train From Narvskaya Kruglov, Alexey / Carolyn Hume / Paul May / Oleg Yudanov:
Last Train From Narvskaya

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Ganelin Trio saxophonist joins with the UK improvising duo of pianist Carolyn Hume & drummer Paul May, with percussionist Oleg Yudanov rounding out this sophisticated quartet of chamber-oriented collective free improvisation, their studio debut alternating three concise conversations with two extended works, each unfolding in great detail through expressive technique.

Attias, Michael / Simon Nabatov: Brooklyn Mischiefs Attias, Michael / Simon Nabatov:
Brooklyn Mischiefs

(Leo Records -- UK )

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On their first concert as a duo in 2014, alto saxophonist Michael Attias and pianist Simon Nabatov recorded these five creatively lyrical improvisations at iBeam in Brooklyn, Nabatov on the keys and inside the piano and both using tremendous technique in a mix of perky and introspective free expression, including an extended work that melds into Herbie Nichol's "Spinning Song".

Killing Popes, The (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin): Ego Kills Killing Popes, The (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin):
Ego Kills

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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An incredibly inventive album of 21st century jazz incorporating a twisted wealth of rock and electronic elements, in the 2nd album from Killing Popes led by drummer Oli Steidle and keyboardist Dan Nicholls, with Frank Mobus (guitar) and Phil Donkin (bass), Philipp Gropper (saxophone), Jelena Kuljic (voice & sampler) plus Natalie Sandtorv & Liv Nicholls on voice.

Dick, Robert / Nicola L. Hein: Structures of Unreason Dick, Robert / Nicola L. Hein:
Structures of Unreason

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Taking guitar and flute into very strange territory informed by vast experience and technical skill, NY flutist Robert Dick and electric guitarist Nicola L. Hein create truly unique and dramatic sound worlds, sometimes tense, sometimes beautiful, but always fascinating in momentum and expression; unique musical structures that refuse to be easily categorized: extraordinary!

Carneiro, Pedro / Pedro Melo Alves: Bad Company Carneiro, Pedro / Pedro Melo Alves:
Bad Company

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The title a reference to a 1953 poem by Yasuoka Shotaro, this album instead finds excellent company in the Portuguese duo of percussionists Pedro Carneiro on marimba with quarter tone extension and Pedro Melo Alves on prepared drums, their informed and unhurried improvised dialog merging concepts and influences of contemporary compositional music in compelling ways.

Pavone, Mario / The Tampa Quartet: Isabella Pavone, Mario / The Tampa Quartet:
Isabella

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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In the final stages of cancer, late double bassist and composer Mario Pavone recorded this lyrically warm and beautifully sincere album of modern jazz in a quartet with his son Michael Pavone on guitar, Mike DiRubbo on alto saxophone and Michael Sarin on drums, written as a tribute to his granddaughter Isabella, who died in 2020 when she was only 23 years old.

Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen): Nature Hath Painted The Body  [VINYL] Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen):
Nature Hath Painted The Body [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Cleverly complex yet melodically embraceable, the trio of Beligan pianist residing in Norway, Jonas Cambien's trio with Andre Rolighete on tenor and soprano saxophone and drummer Andreas Wildhagen perform eleven original Cambien compositions, a mix of astute, joyful and irrepressibly creative approaches to jazz and free improvisation.

Ayler, Albert Trio: New York Eye And Ear Control, Revisited Ayler, Albert Trio:
New York Eye And Ear Control, Revisited

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

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After moving to NYC in the early 60s, filmmaker Michael Snow was introduced the music of saxophonist Albert Ayler's Trio with bassist Gary Peacock & drummer Sunny Murray, inviting them and trumpeter Don Cherry, trombonist Rudd and altoist John Tchicai to record these three brilliant freely improvised tracks, parts of which would be used in his art film "New York Eye and Ear Control".

Cleaver, Gerald / Devin Gray: 27 Licks Cleaver, Gerald / Devin Gray:
27 Licks

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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Drummer Gerald Cleaver's significance in NY free jazz can't be understated, and his influence and work with younger generation drummer Devin Gray as a teacher, friend and associate has shaped Gray's work, as heard here in this monumental encounter between the two drummers, a duet that started many years before, playing in the streets of NYC, and now properly captured in the studio.

Jauniaux / Charles  / Mariage : L'amour Jauniaux / Charles / Mariage :
L'amour

(Ayler -- France )

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Three consummate improvisers--Catherine Jauniaux on voice, Xavier Charles on clarinet and Jean-Sebastien Mariage on electric guitar--met at la Muse en Circuit in Alfortville, France after touring, recording this authoritative version of their profound and extended work, which uses lyrics excerpted from Marguerite Duras' 1971 cinematic novel L'amour.

Wandering The Sound Quintet (Satoko Fujii / Guillermo Gregorio / Natsuki Tamuyra / Rafat Mazur / Ram Wandering The Sound Quintet (Satoko Fujii / Guillermo Gregorio / Natsuki Tamuyra / Rafat Mazur / Ramon Lopez):
What Is...?

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The first Wandering The Sound album in 2018 was the trio of Argentinian reedist Guillermo Gregorio, Spanish drummer Ramón López and Polish bassist Rafał Mazur, here extended to a quintet with pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura for a 2019 concert at Alchemia in Poland, a masterful example of free improv based on a poem by Ikkyu Sojun, a Zen master from the 15th century.

Dalibert, Melaine: Night Blossoms Dalibert, Melaine:
Night Blossoms

(elsewhere -- USA )

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French composer & pianist Melaine Dalibert's 6th solo album, works developed using an algorithmic approach to composing, such as retrograde sequences or cellular automaton, generating beautifully delicate patterns that he performs on instruments chosen for their tonal qualities, David Sylvian adding electronic coloring to the pieces "Yin" and "Yang".

Rowe, Keith: Absence Rowe, Keith:
Absence

(erstwhile -- USA )

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It was during this recording at the 2015 "zoom in" festival in Bern, Switzerland that AMM guitarist and improviser Keith Rowe made the decision to cease performing solo, affected by Parkinson's Disease, this being his final recording as he performed on lapstick guitar, Boss RC-3, Boss PS-3, six band EQ, Sony ICF-SW22 and Roberts R984 radios, 2 contact mics & a metal strip.

Gjerstad, Frode / Isach Skeidsvoll: Twenty Fingers Gjerstad, Frode / Isach Skeidsvoll:
Twenty Fingers

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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A sparkling and energetic encounter between Norwegian saxophone legend Frode Gjerstad and fellow Norwegian and relative newcomer, pianist Isach Skeidsvoll of groups Bear Brother and Garrubo Band, the two spurring each other to intense levels of interaction, stepping back at times for introspective moments only to plunge forward in a wonderfully enthusiastic dialog.

Phillips / Butcher / Solberg: We met - and then Phillips / Butcher / Solberg:
We met - and then

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The debut of the advanced and innovative collaboration between improviser and prominent double bassist Barre Phillips, British saxophonist John Butcher and Norwegian drummer, percussionist and improviser, Stale Liavik Solberg, recording at the Blow out Festival in Oslo, Norway in 2019, and at Offene Ohren, Einstein Kultur, in Munchen, Germany in 2018.

Vujanic, Daniel: Prosopagnosia [CD + DOWNLOAD] Vujanic, Daniel:
Prosopagnosia [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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The first part of guitarist, sound artist and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Junnic's Fabula trilogy evokes dynamic and mercurial environments through intuitive approaches, altering and transforming components and source material in acousmatic ways over which acoustic instruments sometimes intone, the results warm and intriguing, implying melody and engaging the listener.

Lopez, Francisco: Untitled (2019) [CD + DOWNLOAD] Lopez, Francisco:
Untitled (2019) [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Prolific sound artist Francisco López, with more than 378 diverse works composed over 40 years, from nearly silent to overwhelming swells of sonic force, here in a set of eight pieces composed from different source materials, pieces and origins, using field recordings, synthetics and sources of mysterious origin, paced and placed in profound and breathtaking ways.

Arcane Device: Nodes Arcane Device:
Nodes

(pulsewidth -- USA )

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Using feedback systems that he has developed over more than three decades, along with samples, noises and eurorack modular synthesis, New York sound artist David Lee Myers, aka Arcane Device, releases his 20th album of active electronic interactions, astonishing music with a clarity of purpose and innately optimistic approaches to free form and rhythmic sonic experimentation.

Fousatt, Jean-Marc: Les Vraies Richesses [VINYL + DVD] Fousatt, Jean-Marc:
Les Vraies Richesses [VINYL + DVD]

(Fou Records -- France )

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Two concerts by improvising keyboardist and vocalist Jean-Marc Foussat, on the LP a recording at the Tout Rennes S'Emmerde event organized by From Town to Town, Capital Taboule, Consternation, L'Effroyable Association Western Soviets Satanist and Dream'in Noise, the 2nd a DVD of Foussat performing live on the beach as part of the 13th Farniente Festival.

Wilkinson, Alan / Dirk Serries: One In The Eye [2 CDs] Wilkinson, Alan / Dirk Serries:
One In The Eye [2 CDs]

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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With an obvious pleasure at their pairing, both in the studio in Belgum in 2019 and at a live concert at A New Wave Of Jazz festival at the Hundred Years Gallery in London, 2020, acoustic guitartist Dirk Serries and multi-reedist Alan Wilkinson explore a range of styles and techniques through diverse melodic and abstract expression in pursuit of new forms of expression.

Taylor, Cecil Ensemble: Goetingen [2 CDs] Taylor, Cecil Ensemble:
Goetingen [2 CDs]

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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A double CD of the complete Cecil Taylor Ensemble's 1990 performance at Junges Theater in Gottingen, Sweden, with personnel similar to his 1989 Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble album Legba Crossing, here in an adventurous concert of large group improvisation with Taylor performing on piano while directing and conducting the extended orchestration that includes balafon & elephanthorn!

Olive, Tim: Spot of the Foul (total mass retain) Olive, Tim:
Spot of the Foul (total mass retain)

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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The second-ever solo release from Tim Olive and his first since 2008, in a distinctive set of compositions that layer and superimpose multiple, darkly intense recordings of improvisations made with magnetic pickups, metal plates, springs, wire, tuning forks, electromagnets, bow, breath, dental floss, envelope generator, fuzz, spring reverb, and preamplifier.

Gustafsson, Mats / Joachim Nordwall: Shadows of Tomorrow b/w The Brain Produces Electrical Waves [7' Gustafsson, Mats / Joachim Nordwall:
Shadows of Tomorrow b/w The Brain Produces Electrical Waves [7'' VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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After their duo album A Map of Guilt and many albums together under various Fire! groupings, Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and electronic artist Joachim Nordwall face off again for a limited 7" single: two simmering dialogs, remarkable counterpunches of rumbling synthetics, instrumental noise, pulsating bass tones, heavy breath and terrifying innuendo!

Rileys, The (Terry Riley / Gyan Riley): Way Out Yonder Rileys, The (Terry Riley / Gyan Riley):
Way Out Yonder

(Sri Moonshine Music -- USA )

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The 2nd live release from the duo of iconic American composer and minimalist pioneer Terry Riley and his guitarist/composer son Gyan Riley, comprised of spontaneous improvisations and compositions by both Terry and Gyan captured during three performances in Canada, Japan and the US, with Gyan performing on electric guitar and Terry Riley on piano, voice, melodica and electronics.

Feldman, Barbara Monk : Verses Feldman, Barbara Monk :
Verses

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Known for her chamber and piano works, Canadian composer and widow of Morton Feldman presents five beautiful chamber works performed by the trio of George Barton on percussion, Siwan Rhys on piano and Mira Benjamin on violin, introspective and contemplative pieces of rich color & reflection that reveal the gravity between sound and silence.

Smith, Linda Catlin / Apartment House: Ballad Smith, Linda Catlin / Apartment House:
Ballad

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Two works from Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith and performed by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze and pianist Kerry Yong: "Through the Low Hills" a piece for constrained variations like an object viewed from different angles as it is turned over; and "Ballad" a major work intended for performance that unfolds slowly, allowing for delicate melodic interaction.

Barba, Rosa / Chad Taylor: In a Perpetual Now of Instantaneous Visibility Barba, Rosa / Chad Taylor:
In a Perpetual Now of Instantaneous Visibility

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Using Rosa Barba's cello and the celluloid of a film projector as an alternative bow to create rich drones, and Chad Taylor's drum kit along with his incredible prowess with a mbira, this NY duo create an incredible set of rhythmically active soundscapes that draws their listener into a wonderfully vivid and richly flowing improvisational world; stunning!

Mitchell, Roscoe / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter: A Railroad Spike Forms The Voice Mitchell, Roscoe / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter:
A Railroad Spike Forms The Voice

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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The first meeting between Art Ensemble of Chicago saxophone legend Roscoe Mitchell and the long running improvisational trio of Sandy Ewen (guitar), Damon Smith (double bass) and Weasel Walter (drums), in an epic 72-minute recording captured live at Duende in Oakland, CA in 2014, an amazing display contrasting control & chaos, form and deconstruction; exemplary!

All Set (Laubrock / Payen / Tordini / Rainey): All Set All Set (Laubrock / Payen / Tordini / Rainey):
All Set

(RogueArt -- France )

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Distinctive for the dual reed front line of French saxophonist Stephane Payen on straight alto sax and New York tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, with the spirited rhythm section of double bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Tom Rainey, formed in 2002 through the collectives HASK and F-IRE, finally realized in recordings with this 2019 studio encounter in Pernes-les-Fontaines, France.

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

(577 Records -- USA )

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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".

Cranes: Matthias Muller / Eve Risser / Christian Marien: Formation < Deviation Cranes: Matthias Muller / Eve Risser / Christian Marien:
Formation < Deviation

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Darkly powerful sonic interaction through transformative use of their instruments, the trio of trombonist Matthias Müller, drummer Christian Marien and pianist Eve Risser obscure their sources through non-traditional techniques, energetically and mysteriously evoking industrial mechanisms with riveting nuance and inventiveness, an exceptional achievement.

Arcana: Bill Laswell / Tony Williams: Arc of the Testimony Arcana: Bill Laswell / Tony Williams:
Arc of the Testimony

(Mod Reloaded -- USA )

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Extended reissue of the 1997 album bringing jazz and rock artists from 5 decades of ground-breaking work into a mysteriously lyrical band presenting 9 powerful compositions of jazz/rock fusion, led by drummer Tony Williams and bassist Bill Laswell with the stellar personnel of Pharoah Sanders, Buckethead, Nicky Skopelitis, Graham Haynes, Peter Apfelbaum, & Byard Lancaster.

Giuffre, Jimmy (w / Bley / Swallow): Free Fall Clarinet 1962, Revisited Giuffre, Jimmy (w / Bley / Swallow):
Free Fall Clarinet 1962, Revisited

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

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Reissuing clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre's 1963 Columbia album Free Fall, presenting trio performances with bassist Steve Swallow and pianist Paul Bley recorded after their 1961 European tour, along with duos between Giuffre and Swallow and several solo tracks from the clarinetist himself, propelling himself and his band into his sophisticated, risk-taking chamber jazz compositions.

Jorgensmann / Del / Ramond / Kugel: At the Fields Edge Jorgensmann / Del / Ramond / Kugel:
At the Fields Edge

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Taking its album title and the titles for three compositions from poems by Laura Winter, the German jazz quartet led by clarinetist Theo Jörgensmann with Christopher Dell on vibes, Christian Ramond on double bass and Klaus Kugel on drums present an advanced example of modern creative, chamber-oriented collective free jazz with a stunning level of communication.

Leandre, Joelle: Beauty / Resistance [3 CD BOX] Leandre, Joelle:
Beauty / Resistance [3 CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Live concert recordings at Alchemia club in Krakow captured during the Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival 2019 while double bassist Joëlle Léandre held residence, 3 CDs presenting first a quartet with Zlatko Kaucic on drums & percussion, Mateusz Rybicki on clarinets and Zbigniew Kozera on bass, then one disc in a duo with Zlatko Kaucic and another with guitarist Rafal Mazure.

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Question And Answer 1966 [2 CDs] Spontaneous Music Ensemble:
Question And Answer 1966 [2 CDs]

(Rhythm and Blues -- UK )

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Exploring the roots of the SME, this illuminating disc presents a full concert from 1966 of an early configuration performing in a mode closer to what listeners might consider "jazz", from John Stevens (drums), Trevor Watts (sax), Paul Rutherford (trombone) and Bruce Cale (bass), plus a studio session from later that year and a 1/2 hour Q&A session discussing improvisation.

Baker, Duck (w/ Bailey / Beresford / Dresser / Butcher / Moore / Rudd / Ward / Williamson / Edwards Baker, Duck (w/ Bailey / Beresford / Dresser / Butcher / Moore / Rudd / Ward / Williamson / Edwards / Noble):
Confabulations

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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An excellent collection of duos and trios recorded in NY, London and Stockholm between 1994 & 2017, between acoustic improvising guitarist Duck Baker with a great set of masterful collaborators including Derek Bailey, Steve Beresford, John Butcher, Mark Dresser, Michael Moore, Roswell Rudd, Alex Ward, Joe Williamson, John Edwards and Steve Noble.

Free Music Quintet (Raaymakers / Van Der Locht / Somer / Rikkers / Courbois): Free Music 1 And 2 [VI Free Music Quintet (Raaymakers / Van Der Locht / Somer / Rikkers / Courbois):
Free Music 1 And 2 [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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This forward-thinking Dutch quintet led by percussionist Pierre Courbois released this album in 1968, recording their percussion-centric and enthusiastic collective free jazz at the farm of vibraphonist Erwin Sommer, with trumpeter Boy Raaymakers, saxophonist Peter Van Der Locht and bassist Ferdinand Rikker'; a passionately joyful and impressive example of European Free Jazz.

Miele, Lucio: Kalpa Miele, Lucio:
Kalpa

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A solo album from Italian percussionsit Lucio Miele, presenting six works of layered percussion with live electronics and, on three tracks, recitation from actor Simona Fredella, each piece sound-oriented with an incredibly diverse set of percussive variety, detailed atmospheric settings and diverse rhythmic foundation; a remarkable and sometimes hair-raising album.

Perelman, Ivo / Nate Wooley: Polarity Perelman, Ivo / Nate Wooley:
Polarity

(Burning Ambulance Music -- USA )

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Tight interaction in an incredible weaving of creative ideas and technical prowess from the duo of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and trumpeter Nate Wooley, the two New York-based improvisers recording in the studio in Brooklyn in 2020 for ten dialogs, a perfect distillation of their work together after four CDs in larger group efforts; captivating.

Pateras, Anthony: Pseudacusis Pateras, Anthony:
Pseudacusis

(Bocian -- Poland )

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The title referring to a condition of aural hallucinations, Anthony Pateras' composition is a work of tense motion, dissonance and resolution, commissioned by the Musica Sanae project and performed at the 17th Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow, 2019, using a recording improvised and assembled in Australia with his tape septet that underpins the performances in concert with his live septet.

Fujii, Satoko Tokyo Trio: Moon on the Lake Fujii, Satoko Tokyo Trio:
Moon on the Lake

(Libra -- Japan )

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Pianist Satoko Fujii introduces a new trio with two younger and very active musicians on the Japanese jazz scene--bassist Takashi Sugawa and drummer Ittetsu Takemura--recording in 2020 at Pit Inn in Tokyo for their 3rd live date together, performing five lyrical Fujii original compositions, including "Aspirations" from her album with Leo Smith & Ikue Mori.

Heberer, Thomas / Joe Fonda / Joe Herenstein: Remedy Heberer, Thomas / Joe Fonda / Joe Herenstein:
Remedy

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

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Their 2020 tour cut short and no prospects of perfomance in March 2020, the trio of trumpeter Thomas Heberer, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Joe Hertenstein began a weekly discipline of composing and rehearsing new music, doing so for the next five months, recording this superbly defined set of new compositions in August, the day before Herstenstein left NYC for Berlin.

Parker, Evan Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Warszawa 2019 Parker, Evan Electro-Acoustic Ensemble:
Warszawa 2019

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

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Formed in 1990 as a sextet to explore the possibilities of real-time signal processing in an improvising context, the 30 year history of saxophonist Evan Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble and the first new album in 9 years explodes with this incredible 2019 live concert at Wojciech Krukowski Hall, in Warsaw, Poland as a 10-piece ensemble of masterful improvisers.

Martinez, Lucia / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy: Bosque de Niebla [2 CDs] Martinez, Lucia / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy:
Bosque de Niebla [2 CDs]

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

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After the Desalambrado duo album album between Spanish pianist Agustí Fernandez and drummer/percussionist Lucía Martinez, Fernandez enjoined UK bassist Barry Guy to record with them while he was in Spain working on his Via Augusta; the results are this album of mysterious environments that lead to intense and exciting interaction, expansive improv through Martinez' percussive elements.

Merce, Sergio: En Lugar De Pensar Merce, Sergio:
En Lugar De Pensar

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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One circular and one continuous composition from Argentinian composer Sergio Merce, using rich tones like clouds of sound generated by a microtonal saxophone, synthesizer and wind synth, the title referring to his sense of music a channel to see, to reveal, a channel that opens through intuition, observation and attention but not through thinking; beautiful.

Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen): Nature Hath Painted The Body Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen):
Nature Hath Painted The Body

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Cleverly complex yet melodically embraceable, the trio of Beligan pianist residing in Norway, Jonas Cambien's trio with Andre Rolighete on tenor and soprano saxophone and drummer Andreas Wildhagen perform eleven original Cambien compositions, a mix of astute, joyful and irrepressibly creative approaches to jazz and free improvisation.

Cortex (Hoyer / Nilssen / Alberts / Johansson): Legal Tender [VINYL] Cortex (Hoyer / Nilssen / Alberts / Johansson):
Legal Tender [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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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.

Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Nymo / Lofthus / Arntzen): This Is Chrome Hill [VINYL] Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Nymo / Lofthus / Arntzen):
This Is Chrome Hill [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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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.

Ali, Sean: A Blink in the Sun Ali, Sean:
A Blink in the Sun

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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NY double bassist Sean Ali presents an engrossing journey in seven pieces that depict an inner journey through tone, technique and words, using the double bass to create deep sonic environments through interactively playing and layering, using extended approaches that support and contrast his narration; a compelling and descriptive observation on the nature of self.

Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal: Sbatax Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal:
Sbatax

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

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A burning album of free jazz caught live at Au Topsi Pohl, in Berlin, Germany in 2019 between the long-running duo of tenor saxophonist Bertrand Denzler and drummer Antonin Gerbal, best known for their work in Zoor or Denzler-Gerbal-Dorner, here working an "Interstellar Space" area of strength and energy through intense interaction and cathartic playing.

Oxley, Tony / Alan Davie: Elaboration Of Particulars Oxley, Tony / Alan Davie:
Elaboration Of Particulars

(Confront -- UK )

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Five startlingly modern and fascinating dialogs from the duo of multi-instrumentalist and artist Alan Davie and percussionist Tony Oxley, active in the 1970s around The Alan Davie Music Workshop, is heard in Five startlingly modern and fascinating dialogs from the duo of multi-instrumentalist and artist Alan Davie and percussionist Tony Oxley, active in the 1970s around The Alan Davie Music Workshop, is heard in these never previously released recordings from 1977-78 captured at Davie's home studio, Oxley performing on percussion and electronics and Davie on piano, percussion and ring modulator.these never previously released recordings from 1977-78 captured at Davie's home studio, Oxley on percussion and electronics and Davie on piano, percussion and ring modulator.

Schlarb, Chris / Chad Taylor: Time No Changes [VINYL] Schlarb, Chris / Chad Taylor:
Time No Changes [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Chicago Underground Duo drummer Chad Taylor joins with West Coast guitarist, composer and studio head Chris Schlarb for five extended improvisations on drums, mbira, 6- and 12-string guitars, Moog synth & Hammond organ, the album recorded in a single session with each piece a spiritually warm and melodically expressive dialog of embraceable music.

Smith, Wadada Leo / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed: Sun Beans of Shimmering Light Smith, Wadada Leo / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed:
Sun Beans of Shimmering Light

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Brass, winds and percussion bring a beautiful dialog of spiritually rich improvsations from the trio of Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, Douglas Ewart on reeds & wind instruments, and Mike Reed on drums, recording in the studio in 2015 for five contemplative, often meditative, yet always bold dialogs that use spacious and free timing that showcases each player's masterful skills.

Wooley, Nate (w / Laubrock / Modney / Roberts / Courvoisier / Smythe / Matt Moran / Greenberg): Mutu Wooley, Nate (w / Laubrock / Modney / Roberts / Courvoisier / Smythe / Matt Moran / Greenberg):
Mutual Aid Music [2 CDs]

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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"Mutual aid" is the primary ethic of an anarchistic utopia in which each knows what they have, is honest about what they need, and is prepared to give and receive accordingly; here in 8 compositions from trumpeter Nate Wooley performed with Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, Cory Smythe, Josh Modney, Matt Moran, Russell Greenberg, and Mariel Roberts.

Ball, Hugo (Jaap Blonk / Bart van der Putten / Pieter Meurs / Damon Smith): Six sound Poems 1989 & 2 Ball, Hugo (Jaap Blonk / Bart van der Putten / Pieter Meurs / Damon Smith):
Six sound Poems 1989 & 2013 [2 CDs]

(Balance Point Acoustics / kontrans -- USA )

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Dedicated to Dada legend Hugo Ball, founder of the Cabaret Voltaire, through modern interpretations of six sound poems written by Ball in 1916, performed at BIMHUIS in 1989 by the trio of Jaap Blonk (voice), Bart van der Putten (saxophone) and Pieter Meurs (double bass); and in 2013 at radio station KUHF by the duo of Jaap Blonk and Damon Smith on double bass.

Morris, Joe / Damon Smith: Gusts Against Particles  [VINYL] Morris, Joe / Damon Smith:
Gusts Against Particles [VINYL]

(Open Systems Records -- USA )

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The first concentrated duo of two improvisers who have worked together in other groupings since 2006 from guitarist Joe Morris and double bassist Damon Smith, recording a set of five extended and technically stunning conversations, a mesh of texture and motion through charged creative drive, merging their strings among often inexplicable technique to create thrilling dialogs.

Lewis, James Brandon / Red Lily Quintet (w / William Parker/ Chad Taylor / Kirk Knuffke / Chris Hoff Lewis, James Brandon / Red Lily Quintet (w / William Parker/ Chad Taylor / Kirk Knuffke / Chris Hoffman):
Jesup Wagon

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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Led by tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and peformed by his Red Lily Quintet with Kirk Knuffke on cornet, William Parker on bass & gimbri, Christopher Hoffman on cello and Chad Taylor on drums & mbira, Lewis' work explores and reflects on the legacy of scientist George Washington Carver through 7 remarkable free jazz compositions.

Abrahams, Chris / Mark Wastell: A Thousand Sacred Steps Abrahams, Chris / Mark Wastell:
A Thousand Sacred Steps

(Confront -- UK )

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Drenched in beautiful ambiance, this inspired and spiritual meeting between Necks pianist Chris Abrahams and percussionist Mark Wastell performing on tam-tam and cymbals, was recorded while The Necks were in residence at Cafe Oto in London, the empathy between the two immediately evident in their graceful approach to these four evolving improvisations.

Frith, Fred: Stepping Out (Volume 3 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Stepping Out (Volume 3 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The third of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Technology of Tears, Propaganda, Allies, Accidental, The Previous Evening, Happy End Problem, Nowhere, Sideshow, Field Days; Inimitable (previously unreleased).

Frith, Fred: Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The second of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Live in Japan, Speechless, Prints, Step Across the Border, Impur 2, Art of Memory II, Skeleton Crew, Helter Skelter.

Frith, Fred: Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The first of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Guitar Solos, Gravity, Cheap at Half the Price, Killing Time, Impur , Middle of the Moment, Keep the Dog; Dropera.

Alcorn, Susan Quintet: Pedernal [VINYL] Alcorn, Susan Quintet:
Pedernal [VINYL]

(Very Good -- USA )

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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.

Bley, Paul Trio: Touching & Blood, Revisited Bley, Paul Trio:
Touching & Blood, Revisited

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

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Reissuing two essential and innovative piano trio albums: Paul Bley Trio's 1965 album Touching with Bley on piano, Kent Carter on double bass and Barry Altschul on drums, plus the title track from the 1967 Bley album In Haarlem - Blood with Altschul and Mark Levinson taking the double bass roll, performing compositions by Paul Bley, Carla Bley and Annette Peacock.

 

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