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

(Euphorium -- Germany )

Price: $15.95    

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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.

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

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $23.95    

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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.

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.

Shipp, Matthew / William Parker: Re-Union Shipp, Matthew / William Parker:
Re-Union

(RogueArt -- France )

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The kind of conversation only two profoundly accomplished jazz artists such as pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker could have, steeped in the history of the creative form and founded on a long history of collaborations between the two, here in four engaging extended dialogs recorded in the studio Sextan in La Fonderie, Malakoff, France.

Parker, Evan: Collected Solos [VINYL 4LP BOX / CASSETTE] Parker, Evan:
Collected Solos [VINYL 4LP BOX / CASSETTE]

(Otoroku -- UK )

Price: $179.95    

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A limited edition box set of solo Evan Parker, reissuing the 1986 Incus label box of four previous Incus LPs (Saxophone Solos (1976), The Snake Decides (1986), Monoceros (1978), and Six of One (1982)) plus a cassette of previously unreleased material, here in a beautifully produced box with a booklet by Paul Haines signed by Evan Parker, eacg box hand numbered 000/250.

Natural Information Society w/ Evan Parker: Descension (Out of Our Constrictions) Natural Information Society w/ Evan Parker:
Descension (Out of Our Constrictions)

(AGUIRRE RECORDS -- Belgium )

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The first live album from Chicago bassist and guimbri player Joshua Abrams is the 6th Natural Information Society album, captured live in the summer of 2019 at Cafe Oto in London, the core quartet with Lisa Alvarado on harmonium, Mikel Patrick on drums and Jason Stein on bass clarinet joined by UK legend Evan Parker on soprano saxophone for four ecstatic improvisations.

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 )

Price: $74.95    

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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.

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 )

Price: $74.95    

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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).

Campbell, Roy / John Dikeman / Raoul van der Weide / Peter Jacquemyn / Klaus Kugel: When The Time Is Campbell, Roy / John Dikeman / Raoul van der Weide / Peter Jacquemyn / Klaus Kugel:
When The Time Is Right

(577 Records -- USA )

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Performing at Bimhuis in 2013, the trans-Atlantic quintet of Roy Campbell on trumpet, flugelhorn & flute, John Dikeman on saxophone, Raoul van der Weide on cello & percussion, Peter Jacquemyn on bass & voice and Klaus Kugel on drums, perform an extended, energetic and dynamic set of free improvisation, with intricate melodies and beautifully rich transitions.

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.

Sharp, Elliott: IrRational Music [BOOK] Sharp, Elliott:
IrRational Music [BOOK]

(TerraNova Press -- USA )

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An insightful look at the history of New York composer, saxophonist and guitarist Elliott Sharp, "Sixteen Pieces in the Shape of a Memoir" as Sharp looks back at his musical influences and approach to playing and composing, with observations on music, art, politics and technology, a fascinating set of essays from a vanguard artist's point of view.

Noyes, Charles K. : Crimes In High Places, Part 1 Noyes, Charles K. :
Crimes In High Places, Part 1

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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Known as a percussionist, Bay Area improviser Charles K. Noyes' first part of his Crimes In High Places is performed on electric & resonator guitars plus amplified guqin, expanding on the innovations of Derek Bailey in free-form non-idiomatic playing as he works to create a personal language on the instrument, presenting a dark and creatively foreboding vision.

Selva, The + Machinefabriek (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao + Zuydervelt): Barbatrama Selva, The + Machinefabriek (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao + Zuydervelt):
Barbatrama

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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The Selva trio of Ricardo Jacinto on cello, Goncalo Almeida on double bass and Nuno Morao on drums join with Rutger Zuydervelt of Machinefabriek who adds unique electroacoustic transformations to their fusion of free improvisation and hydrid world elements, resulting in this wonderfully dark venture inside a virtual jungle of contrasting darkness and refined acoustic beauty.

Frith, Fred: Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire (Graphic Scores 1986-96)(2CDs) Frith, Fred:
Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire (Graphic Scores 1986-96)(2CDs)

(Angelica -- Italy )

Price: $29.95    

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RESTOCKED: Fred Frith's 1999 box set, presenting a large, flexible ensemble project using marked photographs and rules as scores while Frith directs and conducts as well as performing; permanent members are Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins, otherwise the balance of the 44 strong ensemble changes; recordings here are taken from 5 concerts, including the first in 1992 at AngelicA.

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.

Gray, Devin / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe  : Cloudsounds Trio Gray, Devin / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe :
Cloudsounds Trio

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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NY drummer Devin Gray provides the compositions for this EP with his Cloudsounds trio of Ingrid Laubrock performing on tenor and soprano saxophones and Corey Smythe on piano, the sophisticated structures leading the improvisers into almost chamber jazz territory, with a light playfulness and warm interaction, Gray's intriguing rhythms shifting and propelling their music.

Gray, Devin / Ralph Alessi / Angelica Sanchez: Melt all the Guns Gray, Devin / Ralph Alessi / Angelica Sanchez:
Melt all the Guns

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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Recorded in the fall of 2019 as a statement to help expand awareness and work for a future free from gun violence, composed in response to several gun violence incidents, performed at Douglass Recording in Brooklyn with the trio of Ralph Alessi on trumpet, Angelica Sanchez on piano, and Devin Gray on drums and providing the compositions, each title expressing his concern.

Di Domenico, Giovanni: Decay Music n. 4: Downtown Ethnic Music [VINYL] Di Domenico, Giovanni:
Decay Music n. 4: Downtown Ethnic Music [VINYL]

(Die Schachtel -- Italy )

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The fourth release in Die Schachtel's Decay Music series is Italian composer Giovanni Di Domenico's Downtown Ethnic Music, a tapestry of synthetic and acoustic sources in a 4th world/Jon Hassell mode, with rhythms from drummer João Lobo, vocals by Pak Yan Lau and Patshiva CIE women choir, the horns of Ananta Roosens and Jordi Grognard; a gorgeous album of detailed ambience and atmosphere.

Knight, Adrian: Fly By Night [2 CDs] Knight, Adrian:
Fly By Night [2 CDs]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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A "travelogue" of Swedish composer and songwriter Adrian Knight's guitar explorations, works originally released on his digital-only and now dormant label Pink Pamphlet, drawing from work recorded in his home studio that developed from sketches and experimentation, along with new recordings including one with saxophonist David Lackner; beautifully moody and elegant music.

J/L Duo + Adrian Knight and Frew Elfineh Taha: Ismalfa [VINYL] J/L Duo + Adrian Knight and Frew Elfineh Taha:
Ismalfa [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

Price: $19.95    

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A cohesive suite in eight parts on dynamics, tone and vocal narration in acoustic jazz from the joining of the 20+ year Swedish duo project J/L Duo of saxophonist Johan Jutterstrom and drummer/percussionist Andreas Hiroui Larsson, Brooklyn-based pianist Adrian Knight and vocalist/lyricist Frew Elfineh Taha (also known under the moniker Black Fist).

Forsberg, Marta: TKAC  [VINYL] Forsberg, Marta:
TKAC [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Greece )

Price: $19.95    

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Tkać means to weave, as Swedish electroacoustic sound artist Marta Forsberg interwines drones, first through a work of sound and light using frozen and processed violin sounds that slowly shift in minimal repetition; then in a synthetic work exploring darkness, light and colour by means of LED light, fabric, sequins, and minimalistic drone-based electronic music.

OTONN : Two Crumbling Shapes [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] OTONN :
Two Crumbling Shapes [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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The electroacoustic duo of singer Andrea Silvia Giordano and drummer Nicholas Remondino, working with Pierre Bastien, E-cor Ensemble, Gianluca Verlingieri, Maria Dybbroe and Torstein Lavik Larsen, create uniquely motioned works of decay, deconstruction and destruction, percussion and voice weaving amid unusual sonic sources both abstract and rhythmic.

Machida, Yoshio / Cal Lyall: Premeditation [VINYL 2 10-inch records] Machida, Yoshio / Cal Lyall:
Premeditation [VINYL 2 10-inch records]

(By the Bluest of Seas -- Japan )

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Both members of the Tokyo band SuperDeluxe, drummer Yoshio Mashida performing on steelpan, gamelan and metal-slit drums, and 5-string banjo player Cal Lyall, performing largely on a tabletop guitar setup augmented with electronics, have developed a lovely and relaxed, compelling language of improvisational forms using structural ideas-based on minimal scalar patterns.

Avenaim, Robbie / Chris Abrahams / Jim Denley: Weft Avenaim, Robbie / Chris Abrahams / Jim Denley:
Weft

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The Australian trio of percussionist Robbie Avenaim, keyboard player Chris Abrahams performing on a Waldorf Q+ Synthesiser and bass flutist Jim Denley, all compatriots in a variety of groupings, in an extended studio improvisation of spacious textures and rapidly understated percussive elements, aptly titled for the weaving and cris-crossing threads on a loom.

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.

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.

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

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

Price: $29.95    

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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.

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.

New Old Luten Quintet: Radau! [3'' CD] New Old Luten Quintet:
Radau! [3'' CD]

(Euphorium -- Germany )

Price: $9.95    

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A quintet configuration of New Old Luten, the core of Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky on sax, clarinet and Romanian shepherd's flute and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion, with Elan Pauer on piano & little instruments, and both John Edwards & Robert Landerfmann on double bass, performing the first set of a 2015 evening at naTo/ in Leipzig, Germany.

Dorner, Axel / Elan Pauer / Christian Lillinger: Dirn Bridge Dorner, Axel / Elan Pauer / Christian Lillinger:
Dirn Bridge

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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Four impressive free improvisations of tremendous mastery and advanced and unusual technical skill from the trio of Axel Dorner on trumpet, Elan Pauer on piano & percussion and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion, performing at naTo, in Leipzig, Germany in 2013, augmented on one track by John Edwards knocking on the venue door.

Prettschnoder, Tibor / Neues Leipziger Streichquartett : The Largo And The Lame Prettschnoder, Tibor / Neues Leipziger Streichquartett :
The Largo And The Lame

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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Ominous and dense with layers of strata intended for nighttime listening, the German quartet of Axel Dorner on trumpet & electronics, Matthias Lorenz on cello, and both Robert Landfermann and John Edwards on double bass recorded these four tremendous electroacoustic improvisations at their live performance at naTo in Leipzig, Germany in 2013.

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.

Jones, Jean Claude (JC): Give It Your All - Wild Guitar Musings 2 Jones, Jean Claude (JC):
Give It Your All - Wild Guitar Musings 2

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Active and informed improvisations on acoustic guitar from Jean Claude "JC" Jones, label leader of the Kadima Collective and also known as a double bassist, though his roots are in the guitar, which he has returned to with vigor since 2016, performing on lap-style prepared acoustic and prepared Spanish guitar, heard here in 13 concise pieces titled by single words.

Kahn, Jason: Days Falling [VINYL 2 LPs] Kahn, Jason:
Days Falling [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Austria )

Price: $32.95    

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After riding through his city of Zurich to the Kunstraum Walcheturm studio in 2020, Jason Kahn was struck by the quiet aspects of the usually busy city, now quelled by pandemic; entering the studio feeling the desolation and strange sense of peacefulness in the midst of so much tragedy and suffering, he recorded these "songs" of passionate free vocal improvisations and acoustic guitar.

Smolders, Jos: Bagatellen [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Smolders, Jos:
Bagatellen [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Inspired by Jeroen Diepenmaat's Xerox collage art book, "co//age co//py", sound artist Jos Smolders developed these tracks as a response through 9 brief works and one larger construction, intersecting voice, synth, sax, piano and field recordings in a mix of oddly and abruptly sliced sound offset with periods of beauty; a compellingly curious album.

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!

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.

Armaroli, Sergio / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Harri Sjostrom: Duos & Trios Armaroli, Sergio / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Harri Sjostrom:
Duos & Trios

(Leo Records -- UK )

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A series of trios and duos between Italian vibraphonist Sergio Armaroli, trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini and saxophonist Harri Sjöström performing on soprano and sopranino, the three developing a compositional language based around phrases and propositions applied toward the creation of events through notes and timbre intended to create moods and sensations.

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".

Ackerley, Jessica / Daniel Carter: Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel Ackerley, Jessica / Daniel Carter:
Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel

(577 Records -- USA )

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Developed over outdoor sessions performed during the summer of 2020 around NYC, this is the first release from the duo of multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter and acoustic guitarist Jessica Ackerley, their warm collaboration heard in effortless interactions inspired by the dream-like, meditative approach in both improviser's playing; lovely.

Colonna / Miranda / Spera: N-EST Colonna / Miranda / Spera:
N-EST

(Fundacja Sluchaj! -- Poland )

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Ten collective improvisations and Steve Lacy's "Blues for Alda" from the Italian trio of Marco Colonna, who typically performs on clarinet but here also on bass clarinet, alto saxophone and flute, with the rhythm section of Dario Miranda on double bass and Fabrizio Spera on drums, in a wonderfully astute album of highly cultivated and sincere discourse.

Belisle-Chi, Gregg: KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne Belisle-Chi, Gregg:
KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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After hearing Matt Mitchell's solo piano album performing the music of saxophonist Tim Berne, Brooklyn-based acoustic guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi asked himself how Berne's compositions would sound on his own instrument, reaching out to the composer for guidance as he went into the studio to interpret and record these 10 Berne compositions.

Gray, Devin / Jessica Pavone / Wendy Eisenberg: Universal Dwellings Gray, Devin / Jessica Pavone / Wendy Eisenberg:
Universal Dwellings

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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A uniquely voiced free improv trio of strings and drums from the New York City trio of violinist Jessica Pavone, guitarist Wendy Eisenberg and drummer Devin Gray, each a distinctive leader in their own right who use their instruments in unusual and technically superb ways, here in a concise set of collective improvisations of an edgy and exploratory style.

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".

Gerard, Pierre: Pieces Of Apparatus Gerard, Pierre:
Pieces Of Apparatus

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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In the same character as a Wandelweiser/Jürg Frey work, guitarist Pierre Gérard offers up five minimalistic or reductionist improvisations, sparse works that follow the patterns of his mind and his improvisatory method, allowing his thoughts to linger and follow a music that is curiously compelling; an idiosyncratic companion to a quiet evening or afternoon.

Frisque Concordance (Georg Graewe / John Butcher /  Wilbert De Joode / Mark Sanders): Distinct Machi Frisque Concordance (Georg Graewe / John Butcher / Wilbert De Joode / Mark Sanders):
Distinct Machinery [2 CDs]

(Random Acoustics -- Germany )

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The second incarnation of Frisque Concordance, formed in 1992 by Georg Graewe & John Butcher and currently the quartet of Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones, Graewe on piano, Wilbert de Joode on double bass and Mark Sanders on drums, in a 2-CD set, the first a superb studio set recorded in Vienna in 2017, the second a live concert at the 2018 Konfrontationen Festival in Nickelsdorf.

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!

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.

Kuchen, Martin: Det Forsvunnas Namn [VINYL] Kuchen, Martin:
Det Forsvunnas Namn [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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Using baritone and alto saxophones, speakers and an iPod, Swedish improviser Martin Kuchen (Angles, Exploding Customer, UNSK, Looper, &c) takes his listeners on a demented tour of extended technique and curiously unexpected sounds from the saxophone, focusing on textures and non-abrasive approaches to create an abundance of unexpected and oddly engaging, concise improvisations.

Muller, Matthias / Ricardo Tejero / Vasco Trilla: Implositions Muller, Matthias / Ricardo Tejero / Vasco Trilla:
Implositions

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The first release from the Barcelona-based trio of Matthias Muller (trombone), Ricardo Tejero (saxophone), and Vasco Trilla (percussion), the band examining "physics, metaphysics, and the root causes of tension that hold our world together" through fully improvised improvisation using unusual voicing, textures, modes of expression and techniques.

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.

Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen: Cat Guarding Geese Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen:
Cat Guarding Geese

(erstwhile -- USA )

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An electroacoustic composition of environment & sound punctuated with subtle percussion and electronic interventions, developed from field recordings, performances on Roosevelt Island, and studio recordings in Brooklyn by the duo of Tucker Dulin on bells, bowl, can, cymbal, lentils, mallet & whistle and Ben Owen on paper mic, speaker boxes, op amps & cassette.

Mighty Cloud, The (Dave Quam / Joe Foster): Especially Songs Mighty Cloud, The (Dave Quam / Joe Foster):
Especially Songs

(Sacred Realism -- Germany )

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An unusual journey in abstract sonic narrative and environments from Portland's Dave Quam (FKA Massacooramaan, Modern Melodies) and Seoul's Joe Foster (English, Don Brown and Dan Reynolds), their four pieces using concrete & acousmatic sources, field recordings, enigmatic errata and instrumental elements presented as sentences in sound that imply and defy intention; gripping.

Ganga, Arvind / Riccardo Marogna: Ballads From The Wrecked Ship Ganga, Arvind / Riccardo Marogna:
Ballads From The Wrecked Ship

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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A uniquely voiced duo album from Netherlands improvisers, electric guitarist Arvind Ganga and sax & bass clarinetist Riccardo Marogna also performing on electronics, taking their dialog into unusual territory while maintaining a clear thread on jazz-influenced modes, creating an exotic combination that often takes unexpected narrative turns; fascinating.

Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram: At the GRM Paris (performed by Stephen O'Malley) Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram:
At the GRM Paris (performed by Stephen O'Malley)

(Ideologic Organ -- France )

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In 2012 the trio of composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram, both performing on computers, and Stephen O'Malley on electric guitar, entered the GRM Paris studios to develop this work, depicting in sound The Veil Nebula--the results of a massive supernova--heard in this working session including verbal conduction as the three developed the piece.

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".

Ochs-Robinson Duo: A Civil Right Ochs-Robinson Duo:
A Civil Right

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Coming out of the tradition of saxophone and drum duos, Bay Area compatriots since 1991 in The Glenn Spearman Double Trio and Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core, saxophonist Larry Ochs and drummer Don Robinson, present their second album of creative original improvised music, employing energetic and intelligent approaches to jazz freedom that pay homage to those who came before them.

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.

Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke / Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Art Spirit Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
The Art Spirit

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Music inspired by artist, teacher, writer and civic protestor Robert Henri (1865-1929) who in the early 1900s exhibited against the restrictive academic requirements of the National Academy of Design, from the free improvising trio of bassist Michael Bisio, Kirk Knuffke on cornet and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics, in a mix of Bisio compositions and collective improvisations.

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".

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.

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.

Kostyrko, Sergey / Tim Olive: Rasputitsa Kostyrko, Sergey / Tim Olive:
Rasputitsa

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Selected from several hours of real-time interaction and presented as recorded with minimal editing, this album presents the first-time meeting of Kobe, Japan sound artist Tim Olive with St. Petersburg, Russian synthesist and electronic musician Sergey Kostyrko, recording in the studio together, the title aptly referencing the season of spring when roads are laid bare.

Forsgren, Joakim / Andreas Hiroui Larsson featuring David Lackner: Vending Machine Forsgren, Joakim / Andreas Hiroui Larsson featuring David Lackner:
Vending Machine

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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Sound and visual installation artists Joakim Forsgren and Andreas Hiroui Larsson use a multiplicity of approaches, both rhythmic and abstract, and a vast set of instruments (flutes, bass, drum machines, saxophone, maracas, sythesizer, &c) and objects (kitchenware, nails in a box, aluminum foil, &c) to create a universe of quirky and embraceable song-like structures.

Kouw, Matthijs: The Great Image Has No Form [CD + DOWNLOAD] Kouw, Matthijs:
The Great Image Has No Form [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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With the haunting impression of spiritual peacefulness and inner contemplation, Netherlands sound & experimental musician Matthijs Kouw blurs synthetic sound, field recordings and acousmatic sources into a reflection of his interest in Daoism and his visit to China's Wudang mountains, where he studied Chinese meditation and martial arts.

Hecker / Okkyung Lee: Statistique Synthetique / Teum (the Silvery Slit) [VINYL] Hecker / Okkyung Lee:
Statistique Synthetique / Teum (the Silvery Slit) [VINYL]

(Portraits GRM -- Austria )

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A split LP between two GRM associates: Florian Hecker in a work of computer-generated sound with resynthesized situated texture recordings, drawing on the history of computer synthesis; and cellist Okkyung Lee in an overture of cello multiplications, fragmentations, and duplications creating incredible tension in interacting layers of sound.

Guthrie, Will / James Rushford: Real Real World [VINYL] Guthrie, Will / James Rushford:
Real Real World [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The first collaborative work from France-based Australian drummer & percussionist Will Guthrie and Australian keyboardist James Rushford, improvising in the studio in Nantes and then adding layers in both Melbourne and Nantes as the duo developed five primarily reticent works of mysterious interaction, occasionally erupting only to subsume beguilingly again.

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.

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.

Leith, Oliver: Me Hollywood Leith, Oliver:
Me Hollywood

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Five chamber works written by composer UK Oliver Leith, the debut CD release from the creative music group Explore Ensemble including a piece they commissioned--Me Hollywood--, the compositions spanning four years of work and reflecting a sort of portrait of the composer as he experiments with unusual arrangements, sampling sounds, and new instruments.

Weeks, James : Summer Weeks, James :
Summer

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Five chamber works from UK composer James Week performed by Explore Ensemble, developing works extending the poetic idea of a piece as an imaginary or remembered space by exploring combinations of instruments such as the mixed instrumental duos, the use of slow-moving or static background harmonics, and intimate instrumental idioms based on long, breath-length sounds.

Opening Performance Orchestra Plays Phill Niblock: Four Walls Full Of Sound Opening Performance Orchestra Plays Phill Niblock:
Four Walls Full Of Sound

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Opening Performance Orchestra, the Czech avant noise music group from perform an electronic interpretation of composer Phill Niblocks's work "Four Walls Full of Sound", recorded in the studio the day after a live performance at the 2017 Ostrava Days Festival of New and Experimental Music.

Marchetti, Lionel: La Grande Vallee / Micro-climat Marchetti, Lionel:
La Grande Vallee / Micro-climat

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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A fascination for clouds may have influenced French electroacoustic composer Lionel Marchetti in the composition of his incredible "Micro-Climat", a journey through concrete and acousmatic sound with a sense of open environments, perfectly paired on this LP with the epic journey presented to the listeners in his expansive and impressionist work "La Grande Valée".

Bokanowski, Michele: Rhapsodia / Battements Solaires [VINYL] Bokanowski, Michele:
Rhapsodia / Battements Solaires [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Two works from Paris-based electroacoustic composer Michèle Bokanowski (b. 1943 and who studied with Pierre Schaeffer) recorded by the artist in 2008 and 2018, "Rhapsodia" an hypnotic work of looping structures and rich strains of muted melody, while "Battements Solaires" is the edgy soundtrack to the award-winning film of the same name by her husband Patrick Bokanowski.

Curran, Alvin: The Works [VINYL] Curran, Alvin:
The Works [VINYL]

(Our Swimmer -- Germany )

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Alvin Curran's famous 1980 composition combines piano, voice, a Serge modular synthesizer, and tape recordings, particularly of his 14 year old dachshund Caspar "singing", recorded after meeting a female dog in heat earlier in the day, a peculiar love song based around a 5-note motive played on the piano, increasingly frenzied and affected by the Serge synth.

 

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