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Lacy, Steve / Evan Parker: Chirps Lacy, Steve / Evan Parker:
Chirps

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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The first reissue in three decades of the 1985 SAJ Series FMP album bringing together legendary saxophonists Steve Lacy and Evan Parker, both on soprano saxophone, for two extended improvisations of magnificent reed interactions and a final coda, performed live during Summer Music at Haus am Waldsee, in Berlin, 1985; an essential album of masterful musicianship.

Sinton, Josh: Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 "H" Sinton, Josh:
Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 "H"

(FiP recordings -- USA )

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Six etude studies originally written by Steve Lacy in the 1980s, with whom NY baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton collaborated in the early 2000s, and who gave his blessings to Sinton's approach and adaption of each, developed subsequently for 20 years and recorded in 2021 for this album, demonstrating Sinton's personal approach to both Lacy's material and with the deep reed saxophone.

Rose, Jon: State of Play [2 CDs] Rose, Jon:
State of Play [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- Australia )

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An expansive double album from Australian violinist and mad genius Jon Rose, in solo, duo and odd orchestral settings, including tracks with Jim Denley, Clayton Thomas, Robbie Avenaim, &c.; a project with a 32-string automaton violin + string ensemble; a work for a casino-music driven player-piano; a dueling banjo and interactively bowed violin, &c. &c.; masterfully inexplicable!

McKenna, Wills / Norman W. Long / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris: Anemoi [2 CDs] McKenna, Wills / Norman W. Long / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris:
Anemoi [2 CDs]

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Part of cellist Ishmael Ali's Chi Away Project recording small ensembles of new collaborations between Chicago musicians of diverse backgrounds, this live recording of energetic and unique free jazz and ea-improv was captured at Marmalade in 2021, bringing together Ali, drummer Bill Harris, saxophonist & flutist Wills McKenna and sound artist Normal W. Long.

Success Pistols (Finer / Bevins / Davidovici / Hong): First Shot Success Pistols (Finer / Bevins / Davidovici / Hong):
First Shot

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Borrowing from jazz/improvised music, new compositional forms and avant reductionist traditions, the Montreal quartet Success Pistol release their debut album of compositions by saxophonist Dustin Finder, oral instructions including game pieces that leave room for improvisation; with Scott Bevins on trumpet, and husband and wife duo Eli Davidovici on bass and Mili Hong on drums.

Pavone, Jessica / Lukas Koenig / Matt Mottel: Spam Likely Pavone, Jessica / Lukas Koenig / Matt Mottel:
Spam Likely

(577 Records -- USA )

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Self-describing their approach to improvisation as a "free-range sonic stew", the trio of Jessica Pavone on viola & electronics, Lukas Koenig (MOPCUT) on drums and Matt Mottel (Talibam!) on keytar & guitar, find common ground in extended conversations, both through rapid and weaving interactions and in expansive evolutions of sweeping sonic inspiration.

Villard, Fabrice / Pierre-Stephane Meuge: Musique Logique Villard, Fabrice / Pierre-Stephane Meuge:
Musique Logique

(nunc. -- France )

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25 pieces for solo saxophone in a tribute to and following the logical number games of minimalist composer Tom Johnson, composed by clarinetist and ensemble Dedalus member Farbrice Villard under the inspiration of Johnson's collection Rational Melodies, and performed by the extraordinary French clarinetist Pierre-Stephane Meuge (Counterpoise).

Baldwin, Nat: Autonomia II: Recombinations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLAOD] Baldwin, Nat:
Autonomia II: Recombinations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLAOD]

(Traced Objects -- USA )

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Four unedited performances of extreme double bass work from Tripticks label leader Nat Baldwin, merging free playing with extraneous bass sounds, noise and unusual techniques, yielding a muscular set of double bass improvisations, the opening tracks building technique around fractured lyrical expression as the album builds to the closing "negation" of burning intensity.

Philippakopoulos, Anastassis : Piano 1 Piano 2 Piano 3 Philippakopoulos, Anastassis :
Piano 1 Piano 2 Piano 3

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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An album of concentrated expression for solo piano in three works from French composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos and meticulously performed by Serbian pianist Teodora Stepancic, exploring intervals through minimalistic progressions, titled "Piano 1", "Piano 2" & "Piano 3", each in two or three parts as they build to explosive moments in the final movement.

Elliott, Thom: Human Heart Worm [CASSETTE] Elliott, Thom:
Human Heart Worm [CASSETTE]

(Tribe Tapes -- USA )

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An album of thick, dark noise like a tunneling heart worm from Michigan noise musician Thom Elliott (Pleasure Dome Tapez), recorded in isolation during the pandemic in 2021, self-described as "my most aggressively revolting sonic landscapes", in four parts of detailed sludge that surprise with frequent sonic twists and turns on their pulsing tours.

Brice, Ollie (w / Challenger / Glaser / Yarde / Musson / Crowley / Bonney / Macari / Roberts / Hunte Brice, Ollie (w / Challenger / Glaser / Yarde / Musson / Crowley / Bonney / Macari / Roberts / Hunter):
Trio / Octet: Fire Hills [2 CDs]

(West Hill Records -- UK )

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Trio & Octet compositions from UK double bassist Olie Brice: "Fire Hills" in five parts, commissioned by Jazz South and performed by the trio of Brice, Tom Challenger (sax) and Will Glaser (drums); then three pieces including the title track, with Alex Bonney & Kim Macari (trumpets), Jason Yarde, George Crowley, Cath Roberts & Rachel Musson (saxophones), and Johnny Hunter (drums).

Kaiser, Henry / Anthony Pirog: Figure / Ground Kaiser, Henry / Anthony Pirog:
Figure / Ground

(Ramble Records -- Australia )

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A gorgeous album of duo work from West Coast guitarist Henry Kaiser and D.C. guitarist Anthony Pirog, creating "ground" structures of beautifully rich harmonics over which "figures" of virtuosic guitar playing emerge and submerge, the overlap creating almost hallucinatory effects as the listener is transfixed somewhere between exquisite foregrounds and backgrounds.

Moore, Allen / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris: Hearsay Moore, Allen / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris:
Hearsay

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Unusual textures, unlikely orchestration and unconventional rhythmic directions from the Chicago electroacoustic improv trio of Allen Moore on turntables & records casted with various material, Ishmael Ali on cello, guitar & electronics and Bill Harris on drums & percussion, captured live at Marmalade in Chicago in 2021 for a diverse set of experimental and absorbing improvisations.

Quatuor Umlaut (Karl Naegelen / Morton Feldman): Calques Quatuor Umlaut (Karl Naegelen / Morton Feldman):
Calques

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Founded by violinists Amaryllis Billet and Anna Jalving, with Fanny Paccoud on viola and Sarah Ledoux on cello, Quatuor Umlaut presents their first recordings, joined by clarinetist Joris Ruhl for two pieces: "Calques" by composer Karl Naegelen using effects of transparency and fusion of tones; and Morton Feldman's highly textured "Clarinet and String Quartet".

Matthews, Wade / Carmen Morales: Fall Five Improvisations Matthews, Wade / Carmen Morales:
Fall Five Improvisations

(Aural Terrains -- UK )

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Inspired by and recorded at the basilica of a former monastery overlooking a valley in southern Spain, the duo of Wade MatthInspired by and recorded at the basilica of a former monastery overlooking a valley in southern Spain, the duo of Wade Matthews on digital synthesis & field recordings and Carmen Morales on prepared piano, present improvisations with a unique palette of timbres, contrasting spacious moments against rapid interaction as they "Plunge and Tumble" through five captivating dialogs.ews on digital synthesis & field recordings and Carmen Morales on prepared piano, present improvisations with a unique palette of timbres, contrasting spacious moments with rapid interaction as they "Plunge and Tumble" through five captivating dialogs.

Wittenburg, Florian: 1- Bis 4-Stimmig Wittenburg, Florian:
1- Bis 4-Stimmig

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Starting with a systematic variation of polyphony in each of the three movements of "Bis 4-Stimmung", German composer and pianist Florian Wittenburg deviates from strict structures through a component of randomly generated core notes which he then makes coherent through harmony and melody, each part punctuated with layers of Wittenburg reciting Dutch poet Cees Noteboom.

Corner, Philip: On Tape From The Judson Years Corner, Philip:
On Tape From The Judson Years

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )

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Early tape collage works from Fluxus founder and member of the Experimental Media Foundation Philip Corner, five distinct pieces recorded and developed between 1962 to 1963 in New York's Lower East Side, including Lucinda Pastime" for a a dance piece by Lucinda Childs, and "Oracle, a Canata on Images of War" commissioned by the Living Theatre; includes a 16-page booklet.

Leap Of Faith: Revealing The Essence Leap Of Faith:
Revealing The Essence

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The first Leap of Faith set in a quartet lineup expanding the core of David Peck on reeds, winds & percussion and Glynis Lomon on cello & aquasonic with trumpeter Vance Provey and percussionist Michael Knoblach, in an introspective livestreamed set that balances the strings of Lomon against two horns while bringing out a wealth of unusual percussive interactions.

Fire! w/ Stephen O'Malley / David Sandstrom: Requies [VINYL 1-SIDED EP w/ SCREEN PRINT on B-SIDE] Fire! w/ Stephen O'Malley / David Sandstrom:
Requies [VINYL 1-SIDED EP w/ SCREEN PRINT on B-SIDE]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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A one-side EP with a screen print on the B-Side, of a raucous, dark and incredibly epic journey in heavy electric jazz from Fire! configured as the quintet of Mats Gustafsson on bass saxophone, organ & live electronics, Johan Berthling on electric bass, Andreas Werliin on drums, Stephen O'Malley on guitar and David Sandstrom on drums; awe inspiring!

Zorn / Chadbourrne / Bradfield / Baker / Hutton: John Zorn's OIympiad - Vol. 2 Fencing 1978 Zorn / Chadbourrne / Bradfield / Baker / Hutton:
John Zorn's OIympiad - Vol. 2 Fencing 1978

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two exceptional live performances of John Zorn's interactive "Fencing" concept leading free improv into unusual directions, from the early Downtown NY scene in 1978, first at Zorn's own loft in the trio of guitarists Eugene Chadbourne, Duck Baker and Randy Hutton; then at Bard College, in Kingston, NY with Zorn on multiple reeds, Chadbourne on guitar and Polly Bradfield on violin.

Zorn, John (Marsella / Roeder / Smith): Suite for Piano Zorn, John (Marsella / Roeder / Smith):
Suite for Piano

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Blurring the lines between composed and improvised music, John Zorn's ten-part composition in his "Suite for Piano" was inspired in part by the Goldberg Variations and Schoenberg's solo piano music, set in the classic piano trio format and performed by extraordinary New York musicians and improvisers, Brian Marsella on piano, Jorge Roeder on bass, and Ches Smith on drums.

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Imminent Death [VINYL 2 LPs] Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Imminent Death [VINYL 2 LPs]

(God Records -- USA )

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The ever-shifting lineup of jazz/no-wave/avant/aberrant improvisers The Flying Luttenbachers, anchored by drummer Weasel Walters, brings multi-reedist Matt Nelson, two guitarists (Brandon Seabrook & Henry Kaiser), bassist Tim Dahl and Brad Laner on synth for an aggressively informed and excitingly unpredictable album of superb playing and possibly bad intention; recommended!

Knuffke, Kirk Trio (w/ Bisio / Shipp): Gravity Without Airs [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD] Knuffke, Kirk Trio (w/ Bisio / Shipp):
Gravity Without Airs [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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A mix of original compositions and collective improvisations from the NY trio of cornetist Kirk Knuffke, bassist Michael Bisio and pianist Matthew Shipp, in a double album of exemplary creative jazz from three players steeped in both tradition and forward-thinking approaches to improvisation, filled with spectacular playing from enthusiastic to introspective; a superb release.

AAVD Trio (Alexander Adams / Danny Andrade / Daniel Van Duerm): Anti Glow AAVD Trio (Alexander Adams / Danny Andrade / Daniel Van Duerm):
Anti Glow

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Experimental improvisation driven by the foundations of electric piano, organ & electronics of Chicago keyboardist Daniel Van Duerm, fueled by the flexible and unusual drumming of Alexander Adams and passionately expanded by the cathartic tenor sax wrangling of Danny Andrade, dark and light come together to form an "anti-glow" from this intriguing young trio.

Jeong, Eunhye (Jeong / Burik / Ridley / Mela / Kim): End of Time / KM-53 Project Vol. 1 Jeong, Eunhye (Jeong / Burik / Ridley / Mela / Kim):
End of Time / KM-53 Project Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )

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An energetic and sophisticated album of free improvisation based around three compositions by and under the direction of Boston-based South Korean pianist Eunhye Jeong, in a quintet with Allison Burik on alto saxophone & bass clarinet, Max Ridley on double bass, Francisco Mela on drums and Mina Kim on cello, who also performs Jeong's solo work for cello on the center track.

Kidambi, Amirtha / Luke Stewart: Zenith/Nadir [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Kidambi, Amirtha / Luke Stewart:
Zenith/Nadir [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Referencing the highs and lows to which the NY duo of free improvising vocalist Amirtha Kidambi and bassist Luke Stewart take their listeners, both bringing along electronics as they divert between clear acoustics and extreme processing, pouring out the turbulence of the time with a unique sense of duress and oddly hopeful musing; frighteningly unique and fascinating.

Thut, Stefan: Among Thut, Stefan:
Among

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Creating complex intervals that the players must "notice among each other" as a model for coexistence, cellist Stefan Thut's score for three string players and sine waves, here configured for double bass (Félicie Bazelaire), acoustic guitar (Fredrik Rasten) and cello (Thut) with Léo Dupleix on sine waves tuned to multiples of prime numbers and attached to the wooden boxes that serve as transducers.

Comte, Richard / Julien Pontvianne: Sunken Music Comte, Richard / Julien Pontvianne:
Sunken Music

(nunc. -- France )

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The long-standing duet of guitarist Richard Comte and tenor saxophonist Julen Pontvianne (Onze Hours Onze) is a conversation of introspective and resonant repetition around silence, tonal decay, slow call and response and submerged themes, here symbolically immersed as they explore four sunken islands from around the world: Vordonis; Lohachara; Semionovski and Elugelab.

Hippie Diktat: Gran Sasso [VINYL] Hippie Diktat:
Gran Sasso [VINYL]

(nunc. -- France )

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The 3rd album from the French Hippie Diktat trio of Antoine Viard on baritone sax, Julien Chamla on drums and Richard Comte on guitar, drawing parallels to Sunn O))) and the raw power of Peter Brötzmann, here in a four-part work of primal rhythms and powerful textures, applying the use of space and timing around repetition to create a bedrock of brawny sound.

Ayler, Albert Quintet: At Slugs' Saloon 1966, Revisited Ayler, Albert Quintet:
At Slugs' Saloon 1966, Revisited

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

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Combining the two Italian ESP/BASE LPs from 1982 and the 1995 ESP reissues, this spectacular concert with perhaps Ayler's most essential band--Ayler on tenor sax, Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, Lewis Worrell on double bass and Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums--is fully remastered to bring out more details from the complete, ecstatic 1966 concert.

Eichenberger, Markus / Christoph Gallio: Unison Polyphony Eichenberger, Markus / Christoph Gallio:
Unison Polyphony

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

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A seeming contradiction in terms, the unison voices and divergent polyphony that emerges best describes the subtle interactions between these two Swiss reed players--Markus Eichenberger on clarinet and Christoph Gallio (Day & Taxi) on soprano and C-Melody saxophones--their "harmony of coherence" strategies guiding their melodic interlacing and fragmentation.

Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi: Live! Volume 1: Erie Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi:
Live! Volume 1: Erie

(577 Records -- USA )

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Working together in tours and recording since 2005, the NY trio of multi-reedist and wind player Daniel Carter, bassis William Parker and drummer/percussionist Federico Ughi are joined by saxophonist Watson Jennison also on flute, recorder and keyboards for this enlightened album of modern and transcendent jazz in a limited, remastered LP edition with bonus material.

Carter, Daniel / Jim Clouse: Playing Retention Carter, Daniel / Jim Clouse:
Playing Retention

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

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Known first as one of New York's finest audio engineers running Park West Studios, Jim Clouse is also a drummer and saxophonist, this his first recorded foray into free jazz partnering with legendary multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter on sax, trumpet, piano & drums, for seven diverse and extremely well informed improvisations as each follows their natural inclinations.

Likhachev, Yaroslav Quartet: Occasional Sketches Likhachev, Yaroslav Quartet:
Occasional Sketches

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Performing the embracingly angular compositions of Russian-born, German-based saxophonist Yaroslav Likhachev that pivot on hard bop transformed through inventive approaches, since 2016 Likhachev's Quartet with Yannis Anft on piano, Conrad Noll on bass and Moritz Baranczyk on drums have pursued new forms of expression while maintaining jazz, traditions here in nine well-defined "sketches".

Rose, Jon: Rosin [3 CDs + 1 Data Disk + Book] Rose, Jon:
Rosin [3 CDs + 1 Data Disk + Book]

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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A 3 CD box set with a booklet and bow hair marking violinist/conceptualist Jon Rose's 60th birthday, all previously unreleased works ranging from radio documentary and radio fiction to virtuoso performances using acoustic violin and his hyperstring interactive bow system.

Taubenfeld's, Ziv Full Sun: Out Of The Beast Came Honey Taubenfeld's, Ziv Full Sun:
Out Of The Beast Came Honey

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Amsterdam-based bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld's sextet perform the leader's innovative compositions that include a tribute to alto saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc, and a graphic composition for Sunny Murray, in a band with Michael Moore (sax & clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone), Nico Chientaroli (piano), Omer Govreen (double bass) and Onno Govaert (drums & percussion).

Heroes Are Gang Leaders: LeAutoRoiOgraphy [BLACK VINYL] Heroes Are Gang Leaders:
LeAutoRoiOgraphy [BLACK VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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Led by tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, this 12-piece ensemble of pointed and ecstatic free jazz and spoken word are heard at the 2019 Sons D'Hiver Festival in Paris, 2019, their sound influenced by chamber elements and sharpened through insightful and demanding observations and the influence of Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones).

Fowler, Chad / WC Anderson: Lacrimosa Fowler, Chad / WC Anderson:
Lacrimosa

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

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Free jazz recorded one person at a time from the duo of saxophonist Chad Fowler and WC "Chad" Anderson who, constrained by pandemic, chose to create "simulated concerts" by exchanging solo recording, each starting the process for different pieces and surprised at how "live" the results felt, as they built up the twelve excellent, rule-breaking tracks of this album.

Cordoba (Brianna Tong / Eric Novak / Cam Cunningham / Zach Bain-Selbo / Khalyle Hagood / Zach Upton- Cordoba (Brianna Tong / Eric Novak / Cam Cunningham / Zach Bain-Selbo / Khalyle Hagood / Zach Upton-Davis):
Specter

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Combining elements of neo-soul, jazz fusion and hip hop, the Cordoba genre-bending sextet from Chicago use their warm, slightly off-center grooves to present vocalist Brianna Tong's articulate lyrics that observe and reflect on the state of world, the band's arrangements extended on five songs with the Latin America-influenced Kaia String Quartet.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael : Two Scrolls From Western Australia Pisaro-Liu, Michael :
Two Scrolls From Western Australia

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Composer Michael Pisaro-Liu asked guitarist Jameson Feakes and saxophonist Josten Myburgh to each select a location in Western Australia and make a set of field recordings at different times of day, providing the basis for a musical scroll akin to Chinese scroll paintings, each musician then a poetic character placed into the virtual landscape of their recordings.

Comte, Richard: Derive de la base et du sommet Comte, Richard:
Derive de la base et du sommet

(nunc. -- France )

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Translating to "Base and vertex drift", French guitarist Richard Comte (Hippie Diktat, Vegan Dallas) present four darkly ominous solo works on electric guitar through slowly shifting chords and deep reverberation, punctuated with ringing tones and light moments that peer through sonic clouds, his ambience a backdrop to alternations of lucidity and submersion.

Prevost, Eddie: Collider-Scope: Or, Whose Drum is it, Anyway? Prevost, Eddie:
Collider-Scope: Or, Whose Drum is it, Anyway?

(Matchless -- UK )

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A series of impressive improvised solo drum performances by AMM/Matchless leader Eddie Prévost performed at Network Theatre in London, 2012, three pieces with each demonstrating a different characteristic of his remarkably creative and technically virtuosic playing, first with drum sticks, then with "Hands, brush, hands", and finally "Sticking it too".

Ackerley, Jessica / Patrick Shiroishi / Chris Williams / Luke Stewart / Jason Nazary: SSWAN: Invisib Ackerley, Jessica / Patrick Shiroishi / Chris Williams / Luke Stewart / Jason Nazary:
SSWAN: Invisibility is an Unnatural Disaster

(577 Records -- USA )

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Rugged, experimental and avant jazz in the debut album from the SSWAN group of Patrick Shiroishi on saxophones, Chris Williams on trumpet, Jessica Ackerley on electric guitar, Luke Stewart on bass and Jason Nazary on drums, the group focused first on sound and velocity rather than pitch and harmonic information as they carve out a unique space between free jazz and free improv.

Hurt, Kelley / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Bernard Santacruz / Anders Griffen: Nothing But Lo Hurt, Kelley / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Bernard Santacruz / Anders Griffen:
Nothing But Love, the Music of Frank Lowe

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

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A tribute to avant jazz saxophonist and composer Frank Lowe by assembling players who had never previously played together, but who had all individually performed and been influenced by Lowe: Chad Fowler on saxophones, Christopher Parker on piano, Bernard Santacruz on bass, Anders Griffen on drums & trumpet, Kelley Hurt on vocals and Bobby Lavell on saxophone.

Parker, Christopher / Kelley Hurt: No Tears Suite Parker, Christopher / Kelley Hurt:
No Tears Suite

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

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Celebrating the temerity and successes of the students known as the Arkansas "Little Rock Nine", who in 1957 set a precedent as they fought to enter a segregated high school, in six pieces written by pianist Christopher Parker and vocalist Kelley Hurt, who narrates the student's successes over the powerfully uplifting and reflective music of a six piece jazz band.

Physique (Sam Scranton / Neil Quigley): Curve Tote Physique (Sam Scranton / Neil Quigley):
Curve Tote

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Creating soundscapes from homemade instruments, Text-To-Speech, AI voices, lap steel guitar, found objects, field recording, &c., the duo of sound artists Sam Scranton from Chicago and Neil Quigley from Kilkenny, Ireland, present six unusually unfolding compositions of deceptively relaxed environments layered with mysterious elements and a sly sense of humor.

Munden-Dixon, Adrianne / Leo Chang: Some Time [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Munden-Dixon, Adrianne / Leo Chang:
Some Time [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Unusual interactions between electronically manipulated violin and an AMPIRI--an electronically enhanced Korean double reed instrument--from the Brooklyn duo of Leo Chang and Adrianne Munden Dixon, seven improvisations numbered "Sixteen" to "Twenty-Two", each a uniquely idiosyncratic exchange from quick slippery dialog to raspy dissonance of unexpected directions.

Lee, Charmaine / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Gabby Fluke-Mogul / Joanna Mattrey / Weston Olencki: Live in Ac Lee, Charmaine / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Gabby Fluke-Mogul / Joanna Mattrey / Weston Olencki:
Live in Accord [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Four configurations of far-reaching free improv at Notice Recordings's 2021 event in Accord, NY: a solo performance by Charmain Lee on voice & electronics; a duo between Lee and Weston Olnecki on synths & trombone; a trio from Gabby Fluke-Mogul on violin, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and Joanna Mattrey on viola; a duo between Lonberg-Holm and Olencki.

Houben, Eva-Maria : 4 For Four Houben, Eva-Maria :
4 For Four

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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A work for percussion in thirty-four succinct movements from German composer Eva-Maria Houben and performed by the Frantic Percussion Ensemble of Markus Behn, David Gutfleisch, Simon Gutfleisch, Gunnar Kötke and Jonathan Szegedi, each section using broad and patient spacing to highlight a fascinating mix of traditional and unusual percussive devices.

Shepard, Craig: Broken Silence Shepard, Craig:
Broken Silence

(Music For Contemplation, Inc. -- Austria )

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The music to composer Craig Shepards performance work that presents listeners with text drawn from court testimony in the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, here concentrating on the quiet long tones generated by wind instruments and ebow strings, where pure tones pass between the musicians to build a pulsating chord that then drops away tone by tone.

Turbulence: Roughness Of Surfaces Turbulence:
Roughness Of Surfaces

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Using David Peck's "Broad Palate" concept to introduce frequent variation in sonorities through changing instrumental combinations, this live performance of Turbulence, the extended horn section of the Boston collective Leap of Faith Orchestra, presents the largest assemblage of performers for the group yet, and introduces the 17-string bass to the Evil Clown arsenal.

Landaeus Trio (Nilsson / Landaeus / Aman): A Crisis Of Perception Landaeus Trio (Nilsson / Landaeus / Aman):
A Crisis Of Perception

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Active collaborators for six years at the time of this recording, this is the first time Swedish improvisers Cornelia Nilsson on drums, Johnny Aman on double bass and Mathias Landaeus on piano & keys have recorded together as a trio, performing seven engagingly lyrical compositions from leader Landaeus, on several tracks adding an unusual edge through the use of synths.

Tarbaby feat. Oliver Lake: Dance Of The Evil Toys Tarbaby feat. Oliver Lake:
Dance Of The Evil Toys

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Tarbaby trio of pianist Orrin Evans, drummer Nasheet Waits and double bassist Eric Revis, is joined by trumpeter Josh Lawrence and as with previous albums, featuring acclaimed alto saxophonist Oliver Lake (+ percussionist Dana Murray on track) in an album mixing post-bop, free and lyrical approaches to jazz, with compositions from all four plus a Prince cover.

Fade In (Calcagno / Barcelona / Luparia): Live Fast, Die A Legend Fade In (Calcagno / Barcelona / Luparia):
Live Fast, Die A Legend

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With one foot in 60s free jazz and the other in contemporary improvisation, the pianoless Italian trio Fade In of Federico Calcagno on bass clarinet & clarinet, Pietro Elia Barcellona on contrabass and Marco Luparia on drums perform original compositions, spirited pieces with inventive elements, solid melodic foundation and surprising twists and turns.

Space Quartet (Toral / Antunes / Morao / Torres): Freedom of Tomorrow Space Quartet (Toral / Antunes / Morao / Torres):
Freedom of Tomorrow

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The first quartet album for electronic improviser Rafael Toral's Space Quartet is a live album from Casa das Artes Bissaya Barreto in Coimbra, performed with Hugo Antunes on double bass, Nuno Morao on drums & percussion, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone & electronic instrument, with Toral using acoustic & electronic feedback to bring the classic jazz quartet lineup into new spaces.

Sakata, Akira / Takeo Moriyama: Mitochondria [2 CDs] Sakata, Akira / Takeo Moriyama:
Mitochondria [2 CDs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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An absolutely intense sax drum duo recorded in Chiba Prefecture, Japan at Kashiwa Church in 1986 between free improvising saxophonist Akira Sakata and drummer Takeo Moriyama, two influential performers whose work began in the Yosuke Yamashita Trio in the early 70's, here in concentrated form for 18 improvisations, including a burning version of Albert Ayler's "Ghosts".

Capece, Lucio / Katie Porter: Phase To Phase Capece, Lucio / Katie Porter:
Phase To Phase

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Rich harmonics and interstitial interactions between two bass clarinets, as Utah-based Katie Porter and Berlin-based Lucio Capece exchanged recordings to develop two compositions, the first focusing on expression in the context of freedom in time, the 2nd using strict time to explore the effects of overlapping-phasing; reference The International Nothing.

Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Van Hove / Han Bennink: Jazz in der Kammer Nr.71 Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Van Hove / Han Bennink:
Jazz in der Kammer Nr.71

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Recorded for radio for the series Jazz in der Kammer Nr 71, this 1974 concert was the first in East Germany for Peter Brötzmann, Fred Van Hove, and Han Bennink, bridging the divided German states through an energetic set of improvisations that extended traditional jazz with outrageous approaches to improv in an exciting, quirky and profoundly masterful set of European Free Jazz.

Harnik, Elisabeth: Superstructure - Holding Up A Bridge Harnik, Elisabeth:
Superstructure - Holding Up A Bridge

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Two works from Austrian pianist and composer Elisabeth Harnik sharing a subtle and complex aesthetic balancing acoustics & electronic instruments through extended approaches while accommodating composed and improvisation sections: Holding Up A Bridge commissioned by Viennese ensemble Studio Dan; and Superstructure performed by ALL Ears Area Ensemble.

Steamboat Switzerland (Blume / Pliakas / Niggli): Terrifying Sunset [VINYL] Steamboat Switzerland (Blume / Pliakas / Niggli):
Terrifying Sunset [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Contemporary German painter Albert Oehlen invited Steamboat Switzerland — Lucas Niggli on drums; Marino Pliakas on electric bass; Dominik Blum on drums& voice — to create music for his solo exhibition Tramonto Spaventoso at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles, these extended compositions that connect to Oehlen's work the result, from dark ea-improv to hardcore Hammond free jazz.

Nitsch, Hermann: Weinviertel Sinfonie Nitsch, Hermann:
Weinviertel Sinfonie

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Titled for the landscape and vineyards of his native Lower Austrian countryside, "Landschaft in Niederösterreich", this recording of composer Hermann Nitsch's serene and evocative Weinviertel Sinfonie for 27 string players in six parts was recorded in 2021 at the Nitsch Museum in Mistelbach by the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna conducted by Michael Mautner.

Hydra Ensemble (Almeida / Hitz / Gregov / Zuydervelt): Vistas Hydra Ensemble (Almeida / Hitz / Gregov / Zuydervelt):
Vistas

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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The second album from the Hydra Ensemble (Goncalo Almeida on double bass, Lucija Gregov on cello, Nina Hitz on cello, Rutger Zuydervelt on electronics) is a live recording with no audience from the Worm club in Rotterdam during the pandemic, reaching deeper into their masterful world of darkly intense chamber improv and electronics, slowly yielding to a spaciously brighter ending.

Shepard, Craig: Trumpet City [2 CDs] Shepard, Craig:
Trumpet City [2 CDs]

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Trumpet City is a 60 minute live-installation of 40 or more trumpets performing outdoors in a public space, first commissioned and presented by the Prasidialdepartement and the Musikpodium of the City of Zurich, these two realization are from recordings at 51st Street, in Manhattan, New York and at Meeker Avenue between Lorimer and Leonard Streets, in Brooklyn, New York.

McPhee, Joe / Evan Parker: Sweet Nothings (For Milford Graves) McPhee, Joe / Evan Parker:
Sweet Nothings (For Milford Graves)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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A confluence of masterful playing through two soprano & two tenor saxophones plus one pocket cornet, as Evan Parker and Joe McPhee perform live in 2003 at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music, weaving lines with intricately relaxed confidence and coming together for beautiful moments of lyrical connection.

Snekkestad, Torben / Soren Kjaergaard: Another Way Of The Heart Snekkestad, Torben / Soren Kjaergaard:
Another Way Of The Heart

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Mysterious and beautiful, the compositions of Norwegian improvisers, saxophonist, trumpeter and clarinetist Torben Snekkestad and pianist Søren Kjærgaard, are influenced by the peaceful western coast of Norway where they recorded these 12 pieces, with titles adapted from the texts by Torben Ulrich in the work Meridiana: Lines Toward A Nonlocal Alchemy.

Knuffke, Kirk Trio (w/ Bisio / Shipp): Gravity Without Airs  [2 CDs] Knuffke, Kirk Trio (w/ Bisio / Shipp):
Gravity Without Airs [2 CDs]

(Tao Forms -- USA )

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A mix of original compositions and collective improvisations from the NY trio of cornetist Kirk Knuffke, bassist Michael Bisio and pianist Matthew Shipp, in a double album of exemplary creative jazz from three players steeped in both tradition and forward-thinking approaches to improvisation, filled with spectacular playing from enthusiastic to introspective; a superb release.

Bauer / Graewe / Lindberg: Sottobosco Bauer / Graewe / Lindberg:
Sottobosco

(Random Acoustics -- Germany )

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Performing live at Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Austria in 2018, the trio of Conrad Bauer on trombone, Georg Graewe on piano and John Lindberg on double bass present eight free improvisations based around compositionsal structures from all three musicians, their tight interaction, intent listening and powerful technical skills a testement to their long history in European Free Jazz.

Uruk (Duthoit / Hautzinger / Drake / Zerang): Ame: Live at Artacts Uruk (Duthoit / Hautzinger / Drake / Zerang):
Ame: Live at Artacts

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Two long-standing duos--Isabelle Duthoit on clarinet & voice and Franz Hautzinger on quarter tone trumpet plus Chicago percussionists Hamid Drake and Michael Zerang, both on percussion and frame drum--joined together in 2020 for a European tour, recording this wildly informed homage to the Mesopotamia city Uruk live at Artacts in Alte Gerberei, St. Johann, Austria.

Uruk (Duthoit / Hautzinger / Drake / Zerang): Ame: Live at Artacts [VINYL] Uruk (Duthoit / Hautzinger / Drake / Zerang):
Ame: Live at Artacts [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Two long-standing duos--Isabelle Duthoit on clarinet & voice and Franz Hautzinger on quarter tone trumpet plus Chicago percussionists Hamid Drake and Michael Zerang, both on percussion and frame drum--joined together in 2020 for a European tour, recording this wildly informed homage to the Mesopotamia city Uruk live at Artacts in Alte Gerberei, St. Johann, Austria.

Gantar, Miha: Introducing [5 CD Box] Gantar, Miha:
Introducing [5 CD Box]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An introduction to Amsterdam-based, Slovenian pianist & composer Miha Gantar in a specially priced 5-CD box, performing his diverse and sophisticated compositions in a variety of configurations from solo, duo, trio, quartet & large ensemble, with notable participants including Gerry Hemingway, Christian Lillinger and Axel Dorner; liner notes by Nate Wooley.

Carter, Daniel / Evan Strauss / 5-Track / Sheridan Riley: The Uproar In Bursts Of Sound And Silence Carter, Daniel / Evan Strauss / 5-Track / Sheridan Riley:
The Uproar In Bursts Of Sound And Silence

(577 Records -- USA )

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A collage of styles and experimentation developed over several years by bassist and multi-instrumentalist Evan Strauss, using long-form graphically notated conceptual compositions based on bird calls along with thematic material from Ursula K. Le Guin, expanded with narration and poetry from Daniel Carter and titled from an excerpt by Virginia Woolf.

Axioms: Discourse Axioms:
Discourse

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Featuring the poetry and words of Cecil Taylor-associated poets Albey OnBass and Jane SpokenWord, the Boston collective improvising band Axiom of David Peck on reeds, winds and percussion, Steve Niemtiz on drums & percussion and Glynis Lomon on cello & aquasonic + OnBass & SpokenWord, focus on "Discourse", wakefullness and freedom in an age of social unrest.

Dredd Foole & The Din: Songs In Heat (1982) Dredd Foole & The Din:
Songs In Heat (1982)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Documented previously on just one 7" record, the joining of Mission of Burma and post-punk vocalist Dredd Foole, aka Dredd Foole & The Din, is a focal point for Boston's early 80's DIY rock movement, here reissued, remastered and remixed from the original master tapes, along with the rest of that studio session, giving listeners the first full look at their searing and seminal work together.

Sommer, Gunter Baby / The Lucaciu 3: Karawane Sommer, Gunter Baby / The Lucaciu 3:
Karawane

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The Lucaciu 3--Antonio Lucaciu (sax), Simon Lucaciu (piano) and Rober Lucaciu (bass)--are joined at Studio Loft in Koln, Germany by legendary Euro Free Jazz drummer Gunter Baby Sommer to record this exceptionally joyful and sophisticated album of creative jazz, with distinctive compositions from band members, alongside text from Hugo Ball and an adaptation of a Béla Bartók motiv.

Lisbeth Quartett (Greve / Schmiedel / Muellbauer / Baumgartner): Release Lisbeth Quartett (Greve / Schmiedel / Muellbauer / Baumgartner):
Release

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Founded in 2008, the Berlin-based Lisbeth Quartett under the direction of saxophonist and composer Charlotte Greve with core members Manuel Schmiedel on piano, Marc Muellbauer on bass and Moritz Baumgartner on drums, present nine lyrically cultured and beautifully fluid pieces through Greve's clever and sophisticated compositions of creative modern jazz.

 

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