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Relative Pitch Sale
Squidco Relative Pitch $8.95 Sale

From today, October 5th through the weekend we've partnered with Relative Pitch to offer 163 albums from their catalog at $8.95 each, a savings of $5 per title! This sale gives our customers a chance to fill in their collection of these important and extraordinary albums of modern creative improvisation from one of New York's most interesting labels. Take advantage of this great price and explore albums from one of the most reliably fascinating labels to emerge over the last decade - but hurry, this sale ends Sunday, October 8th!



 
Abdelnour, Christine / Chris Corsano: Quand Fond La Neige, OU Va Le Blanc ?
Abdelnour, Christine / Chris Corsano:
Quand Fond La Neige, OU Va Le Blanc ?

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Through extended approaches to their instruments, Lebanese saxophonist Christine Abdelnour and NY drummer and slide clarinetist Chris Corsano create anomalous and unorthodox sound environments, Abdelnour making acoustics sound electronic through growls, smears and odd harmonics, while Corsano abuses an impressive palette of sound from every inch of his drums.

Abdou, Sakina: Goodbye Ground
Abdou, Sakina:
Goodbye Ground

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An incredibly well-rounded musician on sax and flute, performing in both improvised and contemporary settings including Dedalus Ensemble and work with Etron Foun drummer Guigou Chenevier, here Sakina Abdou presents a series of solo saxophone improvisations recorded at her home in Lille, France, drawing on all of her influences in eight informed performances.

Abrahams, Chris / Magda Mayas: Gardener
Abrahams, Chris / Magda Mayas:
Gardener

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"Four hands on one piano" from the duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and Magda Mayas, both improvising in Berlin at the Vivaldi Saal performance space using their piano, harpsichord, and harmonium.

Ackley, Bruce / Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser / Aram Shelton: Unexpected Twins
Ackley, Bruce / Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser / Aram Shelton:
Unexpected Twins

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Born out of Eugene Chadbourne's Twins band concepts from the 70s, which included over time saxophonist Bruce Ackley, and guitarists Henry Kaiser, and Fred Frith; fast forward to 2018 as Ackley & Frith return to the concept with Henry Kaiser and saxophonist Aram Shelton to revisit the original approach through pieces by those artists plus Steve Lacy, Eugene Chadbourne, and John Zorn.

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

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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.

Alcorn, Susan: Soledad
Alcorn, Susan:
Soledad

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Pedal Steel guitar innovator Susan Alcorn in a mostly solo release, beautifully performing 4 lush compositions by Astor Piazzolla, with bassist Michael Formanek joining for the Alcorn-penned "Suite for AHL".

Allbee, Liz: Rille
Allbee, Liz:
Rille

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

Aranda, Irene / Johannes Nastejo / Nuria Andorra: Inner Core
Aranda, Irene / Johannes Nastejo / Nuria Andorra:
Inner Core

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Referencing geothermal physics in the titles of their improvisations, these three Spanish improvisers create a riveting and radical set of experimental works, with Irene Aranda working inside and out of the piano, Johannes Nastejo extending and adapting his double bass, and percussionist Nuria Andorra using an arsenal of metallic and percussive objects.

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

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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.

AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum): As The Crow Flies
AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum):
As The Crow Flies

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From NY and Boston the Aych group (pronounce as "H", a letter shared by all 3's names) presents three improvisers representing some of the best of the new breed of modern jazz based players in a trio without bass and drums.

Baars, Ab  / Ig Henneman / Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Rainey: Perch Hen Brock & Rainy | Live @ The Jazz H
Baars, Ab / Ig Henneman / Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Rainey:
Perch Hen Brock & Rainy | Live @ The Jazz Happening Tampere

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Crossing Netherland and New York players, Ab Baars on reeds, Ig Henneman on viola, Ingrid Laubrcok on sax and Tom Rainey on drums present an album of insightful improv that borrows approaches to sound from natural world, performed live at Tampere Jazz Happening, Finland in 2014.

Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano: Old Smoke
Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano:
Old Smoke

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This smoking album of free jazz leads the New York trio of Steve Baczkowski on saxophone, Brandon Lopez on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums to fiery playing as they burn up the stage at Hallwall, in Buffalo, New York in 2018, over seven concise collective conversations expressing both passion, restraint, and profoundly masterful skill.

Baron, Joey / Bill Frisell: Just Listen
Baron, Joey / Bill Frisell:
Just Listen

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The duo of long-time collaborators guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Joey Baron, two of Downtown NY's finest players, performing 9 tracks of original numbers and work by Sam Cooke, Ray Noble, Ron Carter, and Charlie Parker.

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

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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.

Berne, Tim / Nasheet Waits: The Coanda Effect
Berne, Tim / Nasheet Waits:
The Coanda Effect

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A tour de force saxophone duo between two masterful New York players--alto saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer Nasheet Waits--recording live at The Sultan Room in Brooklyn NY in 2019, in two impressive dialogs: "Tensile" for nearly 40 minutes of articulate expression and powerful rhythmic interaction; and the more introspective "5See" of impressive technique and intention.

Bisio, Michael (w/ Kirk Knuffke / Art Bailey / Michael Wimberly): Accortet
Bisio, Michael (w/ Kirk Knuffke / Art Bailey / Michael Wimberly):
Accortet

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Chronicling 30+ years of New York bassist Michael Bisio's life as a composer in song form and otherwise, in a quartet with Art Bailey on accordion, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, and Michael Wimberly on drums, balancing freedom and swing in a euphorically compelling album.

Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke Duo: Row for William O.
Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke Duo:
Row for William O.

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New York bassist Michael Bisio pays tribute to his teacher William O. Smith in this tremendous duo with cornetist Kirk Knuffke, in a beautiful mix of lyrical playing and heavy technical skills made to sound remarkably simply; a joyful and profound jazz album.

Bisio, Michael / Matt Shipp Duo: Floating Ice
Bisio, Michael / Matt Shipp Duo:
Floating Ice

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NY bassist Michael Bisio and pianist Matthew Shipp continue their collaborations from their trio work with Whit Dickey in this duo release recorded in the studio, beautiful and amazing telepathic communication.

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

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

Bogan Ghost (Allbee / Caddy): Zerfall
Bogan Ghost (Allbee / Caddy):
Zerfall

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The duo of Liz Allbee on trumpet and Anthea Caddy on cello in beautifully paced, mysterious improvisations using a minimal approach of extended and often disconcerting techniques augmented with subtle electroacoustic touches.

Bourdreuil, Leila / Michael Foster: The Caustic Ballads
Bourdreuil, Leila / Michael Foster:
The Caustic Ballads

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Two bright stars of DIY Brooklyn improvisers with unusual approaches to their instruments through extended techniques, processing and odd acoustic effects from saxophonist Michael Foster and cellist Leila Bourdreuil, together since 2009 creating racous & beautiful sound.

Bourne, Matthew / Emil Karlsen: The Embalmer
Bourne, Matthew / Emil Karlsen:
The Embalmer

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First meetings between British pianist Matthew Bourne and Norwegian drummer Emil Karlsen, two intrepid and like-minded improvisers using unusual techniques, preparations, inside playing and unusual percussive sources that fuel technically superb performances from both musicians, heard in six improvisations informed by masterful skill and creative drive.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate
Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Burnett, Aaron: Correspondence
Burnett, Aaron:
Correspondence

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Known for his ensemble The Big Machine with Peter Evans, Carlos Homs, &c., NYC saxophonist Aaron Burnett steps out for a solo album of intense improvisatory exploration, demonstrating his background in classical saxophone studies that fuels an ardent intensity in personal expression, a tremendous balance between technique and passion.

Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Last Dream Of The Morning
Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
Last Dream Of The Morning

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A studio album between three UK master improvisers -- John Butcher on sax, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on drums -- the trio pushing the envelope in technique and dialog in nearly telepathic playing that transports the listener into their environment, as the music builds and releases in effortless ways that are stunning and exulant; highly recommended.

Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver: Book of Three: Continuum
Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver:
Book of Three: Continuum

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Collective improvisation from Ho Bynum's Book of Three with bassist John Hebert & drummer Gerald Cleaver, following their RogueArt CD with this exceptional album of original compositions plus works from Bobby Bradford, Salim Washington, and Jim Hobbs.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Henry Kaiser: Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo Smith
Chadbourne, Eugene / Henry Kaiser:
Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo Smith

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Long-time collaborators, guitarists Henry Kaiser and Eugene Chadbourne perform the compositions of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, starting with their recording from 1977 of his "Wind Crystals", then improvising over 5 other Smith compositions, ending the album with an updated, 2017 version of "Wind Crystals"; an excellent refresh and retrospective from two incredible improvisers.

Child of Illusion (Pitsiokos / Santos Silva / Zetterberg): Khimaira
Child of Illusion (Pitsiokos / Santos Silva / Zetterberg):
Khimaira

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The 3-headed monster Khimaira--a lion head in front, a goat head at its back and a snake head at its tail--is rendered by the transatlantic trio of NY saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos, Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and Swedish bassist Torbjourn Zetterberg, using profound technique, snarling interaction and contemplative patience to coax the beast in masterful interplay.

Clotet, Amidea: Trasluz
Clotet, Amidea:
Trasluz

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Sorollets i catxarros—noises and rattles—from Barcelona electric guitarist and free improviser Amidea Clotet, who explores unusual possibilites from the instrument through textural approaches and amplification, evoking unusual soundscapes of inexplicable sound from the body, hardware and strings of the guitar, in seven unusual and fascinating expositions.

Cohen, Greg: Golden State
Cohen, Greg:
Golden State

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A set of playful, upbeat duos from West Coast-born bassist Greg Cohen and NY guitarist Bill Frisell, celebrating Cohen's home state of California in 6 originals and 3 California covers.

Corsano / Courviosier / Wooley: Salt Task
Corsano / Courviosier / Wooley:
Salt Task

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First recorded meeting of Chris Corsano (drums), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), and Nate Wooley (trumpet) in the studio in Brooklyn, 2015, for a completely open, sensitive set of improvisations that are constantly on the edge, at times explosive, and always in a focused dialog.

Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mary Halvorson: Crop Circles
Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mary Halvorson:
Crop Circles

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A studio encounter between pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and electric guitarist Mary Halvorson, both using sophisticated techniques giving unique voices to their playing styles, in a set of improvisations that balance playful, subtle, energetic, and emotional playing.

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

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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.

Dead Neanderthals: Worship The Sun
Dead Neanderthals:
Worship The Sun

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Intense free improvisation recorded in the studio from the Netherlands duo of Rene Aquarius on drums and Otto Kokke on saxophone, in an ever-shifting display of technical prowess and twisted approaches to playing, a controlled grindcore of cathartic jazz.

Dimitriadis / Dorner / Freedman / Parkins / Williams: BeingFive
Dimitriadis / Dorner / Freedman / Parkins / Williams:
BeingFive

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Hand selected by Montreal clarinetist Lori Freedman and assembled during a 2022 residency in Berlin, the BeingFive quintet brought together ea-improvisers Yorgos Dimitriadis (percussion), Axel Dorner (trumpet), Andrea Parkins (accordion & objects) and Christopher Williams (double bass) for a workshop approach to creating sonic environments of incredible depth and expressiveness.

Doneda, Michel : Everybody Digs Michel Doneda
Doneda, Michel :
Everybody Digs Michel Doneda

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A collection of solo pieces from forward-thinking French soprano saxophonist Michel Doneda, using extended techniques and utilizing every inch of the horn, creating unconventional and captivating sonic expressions from the instrument.

Doneda, Michel / Frederic Blondy /  Tetsu Saitoh: Spring Road 16
Doneda, Michel / Frederic Blondy / Tetsu Saitoh:
Spring Road 16

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After 30 years of collaboration between French saxophonist Michel Doneda and Japanese double bassist Tetsu Saitoh, this 2016 recording was to be their last due to the premature passing of Saitoh, the two heard here in a trio with pianist Frederic Blondy recorded for Radio France in a remarkable and consuming performances of fully free and often darkly savage improvisation.

Doneda, Michel / Le Quan Ninh: Thirty Ways To Avoid Talking
Doneda, Michel / Le Quan Ninh:
Thirty Ways To Avoid Talking

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French free improvising soprano saxophonist Michel Doneda, using profoundly unusual techniques on the reed instrument, meets percussionist Le Quan Ninh, performing on "surrounded bass drum", a large drum affected by various objects across the skin, for 5 dialogs at Montreuil-sous-Bois, France, and then joined by noh theater drummer Shunichiro Hisada in Tokyo's Shushinkan Hall.

Duthoit, Isabelle / Franz Hautzinger: Lily
Duthoit, Isabelle / Franz Hautzinger:
Lily

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French free vocalist Isabelle Duthoit met world traveling improviser and Zeitkratzer trumpeter Franz Hautzinger in New York City to record these highly unusual duos, using extreme techniques and inexplicable intent to create 9 uniquely aberrant accompaniments to your most subtle and strange dreams; reference Phil Minton, Axel Dorner, Freddie Kruger.

Emmeluth, Signe: Hi Hello I'm Signe
Emmeluth, Signe:
Hi Hello I'm Signe

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A single piece recorded live for Ingebrit Haker Flaten's 2020 Sonic Transmissions Festival finds the Danish saxophonist in an extended improvisation of varying moods, applying a diverse set of methods and technical approaches to the horn, from quiet meditate work to full-throated exuberance, in a remarkably personal journey of confident exposition.

Estamos Trio (McDonas / Escobar / Tamez): Dire Warning
Estamos Trio (McDonas / Escobar / Tamez):
Dire Warning

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Highlighting issues between the US & Mexican borders, Thollem McDonas' Estamos Trio presents their 2nd album, here with Carmina Escobar (vocals, electronics, guitarron), Milo Tamez (percussion, found objects, electronics) and Thollem (keyboard, vocals, clay pot) in a work commissioned by and recorded at the 2018 "Casa Tomada" (House Taken Over) in Santa Fe for SITE.

Estamos Trio: People's Historia
Estamos Trio:
People's Historia

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Taking song titles from the Arawak language, the Estamos Trio of Thollem McDonas (piano), Milo Tamez (drums) and Carmina Escobar (voice & electronics) brings together artists from the Mexican/U.S. border, creating beautiful creative works.

Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride: Pulverize The Sound
Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride:
Pulverize The Sound

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The trio of trumpeter Peter Evans, electric bassist Tim Dahl, and drummer/percussionist Mike Pride have played together since 2010, crossing the boundaries of improvisation, composition and rock in dynamic genre-defying music intended to be played loud.

Fish-Scale Sunrise (Ab Baars / Kaja Draksler / Joe Williamson: No Queen Rises
Fish-Scale Sunrise (Ab Baars / Kaja Draksler / Joe Williamson:
No Queen Rises

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Their name taken from a poem by Wallace Stevens, the Netherlands-based trio of Ab Baars on sax and clarinet, Kaja Draksler on piano, and Joe Williamson on bass represent the spirit of the poem in seven compositions from Ab Baars plus two collective improvs, a great mix of serious and playful performance that diverts from detailed interaction to spacious reflectiveness.

Flaherty, Paul : Focused & Bewildered
Flaherty, Paul :
Focused & Bewildered

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An expressive and truly unique tour de Force on the tenor and alto saxophones by American free jazz legend Paul Flaherty, recording in the studio for 10 improvisations showing strength, melodic beauty, powerful technique, unusual and idiosyncratic approaches to soloing, and above all, a distinctive and individual voice on the horn.

Flaherty, Paul & Randall Colbourne: Ironic Havoc
Flaherty, Paul & Randall Colbourne:
Ironic Havoc

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For more than 25 years the duo of saxophonist Paul Flaherty and drummer Randall Colbourne have performed as a duo, here captured in the studio for six tracks of exceptional and telepathic free improvisation.

Flamingo (Chris Heenan / Adam Pultz Melbye / Christian Windfeld / Roy Carroll): Loud
Flamingo (Chris Heenan / Adam Pultz Melbye / Christian Windfeld / Roy Carroll):
Loud

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This Berlin-based collaboration with sound engineer Roy Carroll performing on electronics features the trio of Chris Heenan on contrabass clarinet, Adam Pultz Melbye on double bass, and Christian Windfeld on snare drum, percussion & objects, using a reductionist approach to deep sonic improvisation of mysterious origins, in an extended journey of sound.

Fluke - Mogul, Gabby: Love Songs
Fluke - Mogul, Gabby:
Love Songs

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An album of raw and emotional "love songs", 17 unique solo violin improvisations and vocal utterance as the New York improviser runs her bow with passionate openness and intimacy through raspy edges, ardent plucking, introspective aching, and moments of beauty, all displayed through immense technique and powerful control over her instrument.

Fluke-Mogul, Gabby: Threshold
Fluke-Mogul, Gabby:
Threshold

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Applying extended techniques from rubbing & scraping to sawing and striking, New York violinist Gabby Fluke-Mogul presents a bold solo violin album of 6 pieces with titles like "Bruise" or "Teeth", drawing an incredible gamut of unusual sounds from the violin and its body, occasionally adding vocal utterance, all laid out with a wonderfully quirky sense of timing.

Forebrace (Ward / Sassi / Horro / Doulton): Steeped
Forebrace (Ward / Sassi / Horro / Doulton):
Steeped

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Blending jazz and rock forms with frenetic excitement and masterful control, multi-reedist Forebrace quartet with Roberto Sassi (electric guitar), Santiago Horro (electric bass) and Jem Doulton (drums) run the gamut on exultantly virtuosic improvisation, here recording live at Cafe Oto.

Foster, Michael / Michael Zerang / Katherine Young: Bind the Hand(s) That Feed
Foster, Michael / Michael Zerang / Katherine Young:
Bind the Hand(s) That Feed

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Captured at Elastic in Chicago, the free improvising trio of Katherine Young on bassoon & electronics, Michael Zerang on percussion, and Michael Foster on soprano & tenor saxophones, use contrasting timbres and techniques throug wind instruments, percussion and electronics to create unusual and captivating dialog, evolving with great composure, a sense of wonder, and mastery.

Foster, Michael: The Industrious Tongue
Foster, Michael:
The Industrious Tongue

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It's not just the tongue that drives these compellingly irascible and unexpected sounds from the saxophone, augmented at times by samples and oscillators, as NY saxophonist Michael Foster applies technique beyond extended to a tenor and soprano saxophone, in two multi-part works of solo utterance: "Libidinal Fragments" in seven parts, and "Celluloid Nightmares" in two.

FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin): All At Once
FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin):
All At Once

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Three West Coast saxophonists, Jon Raskin (Rova), Frank Gratkowsk (Zeitkratzer) and Phillip Grenlief, in a free improvising trio of highly interactive music using extended techniques to captivate and entertain the listener.

Fujiwara, Tomas / Ben Goldberg / Mary Halvorson: The Out Louds
Fujiwara, Tomas / Ben Goldberg / Mary Halvorson:
The Out Louds

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The first release from the NY/West Coast trio of Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, and Mary Halvorson on guitar, a collaborative improv of lyrical and nuanced improv, using great skill and sophistication in dialog that takes unexpected twists and turns.

Fujiwara, Tomas Trio: Variable Bets
Fujiwara, Tomas Trio:
Variable Bets

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Merging different sub-genre of NYC's rich jazz and creative music scene, drummer Tomas Fujiwara's trio with Brandon Seabrook on guitar and Ralph Alessi on trumpet furtively builds into a free jazz album of contrasting dynamics and superb playing.

Garcia, Violeta : FOBIA
Garcia, Violeta :
FOBIA

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The second album from Argentinian cellist, composer and improviser Violeta Garcia, exploring the amplified, prepared, expanded and extended violoncello through 15 succinct solo expositions in an album that she describes as a "very hyper-sensitive monster", using unconventional, extended and sometimes terrifying technique amidst powerful creative expression.

Garcia, Violeta / Chris Pitsiokos: Uanmortaim
Garcia, Violeta / Chris Pitsiokos:
Uanmortaim

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From fractured and fragmented to assertively raw improvisation in the unusual pairing of saxophone and cello from Chris Pitsiokos on alto and Argentinian cellist Violeta Garcia, using intense approaches to their instruments in a reactive set of 11 concise dialogs, a well-matched meeting of innovative improvisers uniquely responding to and clearly enjoying an eccentric conversation.

Gauci, Stephen / Kirk Knuffke / Ken Filiano: Chasing Tales
Gauci, Stephen / Kirk Knuffke / Ken Filiano:
Chasing Tales

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The NY trio of saxophonist Stephen Gauci, cornetist Kirk Knuffke and bassist Ken Filiano in a set of group improvisations plus compositions from each player, great melodic and interactive playing from three exceptional players.

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

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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.

Golia Quartet, Vinny: Take Your Time
Golia Quartet, Vinny:
Take Your Time

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The third recording from this group of long-time collaborators, with Golia on soprano, alto and tenor sax, Bobby Bradford on cornet, Ken Filiano on bass and Alex Cline on drums in a set of Golia original compositions.

Golia, Vinny & Urs Leimgruber: Empiricism in the West
Golia, Vinny & Urs Leimgruber:
Empiricism in the West

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Two amazing wind players - saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist Vinny Golia and saxophonist Urs Leimgruber - in a series of free improvising duos pushing their instruments into unusual and captivating territories.

Graham, Forbes (Forbes / Lopez / Lopez): Another Day, Another Vector
Graham, Forbes (Forbes / Lopez / Lopez):
Another Day, Another Vector

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An unusual set of electroacoustic improvisations recorded at Firehouse 12 from a New York trio led by trumpeter Forbes Graham, also on laptop and drum machine, Cecelia Lopez on analog synth, and bassist Brandon Lopez, Graham mutating his trumpet through sound processing, complemented by Cecelia Lopez's synthetic punctuations, all grounded by Brandon Lopez' solid bass work.

Gregorio, Guillermo / Brandon Lopez: 12 Episodes
Gregorio, Guillermo / Brandon Lopez:
12 Episodes

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Known best for his Chicago trios, Argentinian born clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio joins forces with New York contrabassist Brandon Lopez for 12 "episodes" of free improvisation that never loses track of a jazz basis, both players using an arsenal of techniques, from circular breathing to extracting sound from the physical forms of their instruments.

Grimal, Alexandra: Refuge
Grimal, Alexandra:
Refuge

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Recorded using the natural resonance from the base of a stone double spiral staircase in the Castle of Chambord, France, improvising soprano saxophonist Alexandra Grimal explores her own personal language and the affect the ambience brings to her adept playing, through beautifully melodic lines, long arpeggiations, or short bursts of penetrating utterance.

Hall's, Ben Racehorse Names (w/ Joe Morris): The New Favorite Thing Called Breathing
Hall's, Ben Racehorse Names (w/ Joe Morris):
The New Favorite Thing Called Breathing

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Out and unusual compositions from drummer Ben Hall and his sextet with Mick Dobday on electric piano & organ, Anthony Levin Decanini on electronics, Ronnie Zawadi on percussion, John Dierker on reeds, Mike Khoury on viola & violin, and joined by Joe Morris on guitar, for 6 "Spines", free compositions using odd compositional structures leading to superb solo and group playing.

Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson: Sifter
Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson:
Sifter

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Presenting compositions from all three players, the NY-based trio of Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Mary Halvorson (guitar) & Matt Wilson (drums) this exceptional trio play a stripped down, rocking blend of free form improvisation.

Halvorson, Mary: Reverse Blue
Halvorson, Mary:
Reverse Blue

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Guitarist Mary Halvorson's project with Chris Speed on sax & clarinet, Eivind Opsvik on bass, and Tomas Fuijwara on drums, a band formed for a one-off concert at the Blue Note in NYC, that continued on based on the strength of the bond between them, as heard on this superb release.

Henneman, Ig / Jaimie Branch / Anne La Berge: Dropping Stuff And Other Folk Songs
Henneman, Ig / Jaimie Branch / Anne La Berge:
Dropping Stuff And Other Folk Songs

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Dedicated to the late Mike Panico, who requested that viola player Ig Henneman develop a concept for the Relative Pitch label, this trio brings together the Amsterdam-based Henneman and flutist Anne La Berge with US trumpeter Jaimie Branch, three women in an eccentric and fearless trio of energetic interaction marked by masterful technique and exuberant delivery.

Honsinger, Tristan / Nicolas Calioa / Joshua Zubot: In The Sea
Honsinger, Tristan / Nicolas Calioa / Joshua Zubot:
In The Sea

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The transatlantic string trio of Amsterdam-based cellist Tristan Honsinger (also on voice) with Montreal free improvisers violinist Joshua Zubot and double bassist Nicolas Caloia in an album of informed improvisation that bring an upbeat approach to authoritative dialog which is both sharp-witted and irreverent, but never less than engaging.

Hook, Line & Sinker (Tristan Honsinger / Antonio Borghini / Axel Dorner / Tobias Delius): Fishy Busi
Hook, Line & Sinker (Tristan Honsinger / Antonio Borghini / Axel Dorner / Tobias Delius):
Fishy Business

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A truly unique album of free improvisation and unusual narrative from the Berlin-based quartet of Tristan Honsinger on cello, Antonio Borghini on double bass, Axel Dorner on trumpet, and Tobias Delius on tenor saxophone, clarinet, a mix of Honsinger compositions and collective improv, since 2010 a working band combining music, movement and theater; masterfully idiosyncratic.

Jackson, Keefe / Benjamin Vergara / Jim Baker / Phil Sudderberg: The Hallowed Plant
Jackson, Keefe / Benjamin Vergara / Jim Baker / Phil Sudderberg:
The Hallowed Plant

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During Chilean trumpeter Benjamn Vergara's visit to Chicago in 2016 he joined forces with multi-reedist Keefe Jackson, pianist and ARP synth player Jim Baker, and drummer Phil Sudderberg to record this album of collective free jazz, a mix of lyrical and abstract playing that references bop and the modern Chicago creative scene in sublime ways.

Johnson, Hermione : Tremble
Johnson, Hermione :
Tremble

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

Jooklo Trio (Genta / Vanzan / Lopez): It Is What It Is
Jooklo Trio (Genta / Vanzan / Lopez):
It Is What It Is

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A raucous blast of free jazz, electrifyingly extending the Italian improv unit Jooklo Duo of drummer/percussionist David Vanzan and saxophonist Virginia Genta, here on amplified tenor & sopranino saxophones, with New York improviser Brandon Lopez on electric bass, burning six hair-raising pieces of aggressive free improv of exemplary relentlessness.

JR3 (Olaf Rupp / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder): Happy Jazz
JR3 (Olaf Rupp / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder):
Happy Jazz

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The Berlin trio of Rudi Mahall on clarinet and bass clarinet, Olaf Rupp on electric and acoustic guitar and Jan Roder on double bass in an ironically packaged album of free improvisation of the highest standard, taking the listener on a journey of informed free jazz that references the past in thoroughly modern approaches to creative music.

Kaluza, Anna / Jan Roder: Am Frankfurter Tor
Kaluza, Anna / Jan Roder:
Am Frankfurter Tor

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Collaborating since 2004, Berlin alto saxophonist Anna Kaluza and double bassist Jan Roda--a member of Kaluza's Quartet with trombonist Christof Thewes and drummer Kay Lübke--in a studio album of duo improvisations, documenting their live performances in the same configuration since 2020 through ten succinct dialogs of informed affinity.

Kitamura / Ho Bynum / Reid / Morris: Geometry of Trees
Kitamura / Ho Bynum / Reid / Morris:
Geometry of Trees

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The Geometry quartet of Tomeka Reid on cello, Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet, Kyoko Kitamura on voice, and Joe Morris on guitar in their sophomore release of subtly ferocious acoustic improvisation, acute and obtuse angularity through both highly interactive playing and spacious sprawls that merge melody and pointillist styles, expanded through Kitamura's imagistic vocals; outstanding.

Knuffke, Kirk / Ben Goldberg: Uncompahgre
Knuffke, Kirk / Ben Goldberg:
Uncompahgre

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Two extraordinary players from two coasts--clarinetist Ben Goldberg from the West and cornetist Kirk Knuffke from the East--in an exuberant duo of lyrical and virtuosic free jazz that astonishes the listener with the ease of their interactions in both parallel and contrasting lines, supporting the other as they express themselves uniquely; an impressive achievement!

Koketsu, Masayo: Fukiya
Koketsu, Masayo:
Fukiya

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An extended monologue on the alto saxophone from Tokyo-based Masayo Koketsu (Carrier/Koketsu/Fuwa/Itani), driven by an innate sense of timing to introduce assertive utterances, growls, throttling and intense interaction offset with long pauses, digressive asides and reflective moments, a remarkable album of modern free jazz in the Japanese tradition.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey: Buoyancy
Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey:
Buoyancy

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Drawing on several years and many shared projects, the duo of Ingrid Laubrock (sax) and Tom Rainey (drums) recorded this excellent album of sophisticated improvisation at the end of a 17-date tour, performing for a studio audience at Audio for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey: Counterfeit Mars
Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey:
Counterfeit Mars

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Relentlessly playing through the pandemic, the husband & wife duo of tenor & soprano saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey honed their skills, developing this album of primarily composed pieces worked out through improvising; thirteen succinct, fascinating and sometimes quirky dialogs, displaying a depth that only two such close collaborators could achieve.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey: Utter
Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey:
Utter

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After their 2016 tour of the US West Coast, husband and wife free improvising duo Ingrid Laubrock (tenor & soprano sax) and Tom Rainey (drums) entered a Brooklyn studio with a set of co-written compositions, which they weave together with free improv, relying on cues that can trigger a given composition at any time, adding a unique layer of communication to their exuberant playing.

Laubrock, Ingrid & Tom Rainey: And Other Desert Towns
Laubrock, Ingrid & Tom Rainey:
And Other Desert Towns

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After many years collaborating together, New York saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey present their debut as a duo in a series of improvisations, from subtle interaction to rousing interplay.

Leandre, Joelle / Phillip Greenlief: That Overt Desire of Object
Leandre, Joelle / Phillip Greenlief:
That Overt Desire of Object

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Relative Pitch Records debuts with the excellent duo of bassist Joelle Leandre and Bay Area woodwind improviser Phil Greenlief in 11 variations for contrabass and woodwinds.

Leandre, Joelle / Jerome Bourdellon: Evidence
Leandre, Joelle / Jerome Bourdellon:
Evidence

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The duo of French bassist Joelle Leandre and flautist Jerome Bourdellon, two tremendously skilled improvisers in an impressive dialog on a variety of flutes, bass clarinet, bass, voice, with one solo piece from each.

Leap of Faith: Principles of an Open Future
Leap of Faith:
Principles of an Open Future

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An embraceable & explorative example of the core duo of the Boston-area free improvising ensemble Leap of Faith (the foundation of the Leap of Faith Orchestra) of David Peck on reeds and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, both employing the enormous Evil Clown arsenal of percussive and sonic devices, in two large works recorded at their headquarter studio.

Lee, Robbie: Prismatist
Lee, Robbie:
Prismatist

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With a history of both improvisation and rock, NY saxophonist and sound artist (Creature Automatic, Love As Laughter) concentrates on the sopranino saxophone in this solo album, performing acoustic feats of impressive technical skill, and on many tracks performing with tuning forks and live electronics, sequenced in a compelling journey of contrasts and wonder.

Leimgruber, Urs / Roger Turner: The Pancake Tour
Leimgruber, Urs / Roger Turner:
The Pancake Tour

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2011 live recordings from The Loft in Cologne of Swiss saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and London drummer/percussionist Roger Turner, 7 improvisations that shifts from introspective to highly active discourse using extended and unusual techniques.

Lillinger, Christian / Tobias Deluis: Dicht
Lillinger, Christian / Tobias Deluis:
Dicht

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Berlin-based improvisers Christian Lillinger on drums and Tobias Delius on tenor sax and clarinet in an album of powerful rhythms, instant melodies, and quick-witted responses, bridging a generation of experience in dialog and give and take that works well head on and in reserve, a great encounter from two modern and active creative players.

Lipscomb, Jon: Conscious Without Function
Lipscomb, Jon:
Conscious Without Function

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Swedish guitar improviser Jon Lipscomb (LOPLOP, Swedish Fix) takes his listeners on a rugged trip across the strings, using distortion, tremolo and rapid-fire technique as he mines territories between free improv, noise and rock, his nimble mind stopping to explore areas of interest then cascading into new, turbulent environments; frightfully powerful.

Lopez / Nelson / Nicodemou / Cleaver: The Industry Of Entropy
Lopez / Nelson / Nicodemou / Cleaver:
The Industry Of Entropy

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A great example of Downtown New York modern improvisation that takes unexpected twists and turns, from the collective quartet of bassist Brandon Lopez, a frequent collaborator with Nate Wooley and Ivo Perelman, tenor saxophonist Matt Nelson ( tUnE-yArDs), vibraphonist Andria Nicodemou (Thread Ensemble, Taylor Ho Bynum), and Gerald Cleaver (Veil of Names, Uncle June, &c).

Lopez, Brandon Trio: Live at Roulette
Lopez, Brandon Trio:
Live at Roulette

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Calling his music jazz and not jazz, bassist Brandon Lopez demands of his listeners to dance, as the quartet of Lopez, Steve Baczkowski on saxophones, Gerald Cleaver on percussion and Cecilia Lopez on synthesizer are heard in this energetic live concert at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, blurring free jazz with experimental sound that never loses its strong grooves.

Lopez, Cecilia : Red (DB)
Lopez, Cecilia :
Red (DB)

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Argentinian sound artist based in NYC Cecilia Lopez engages fellow Brandon Lopez Trio double bassist Lopez and drummer Gerald Cleaver for a performance of improvisation, installation and architecture, using woven wire nets filled with instruments and hung from Roulette Intermedia's ceiling to act as a complex feedback organism with which the trio interacts.

Lopez, Ramon / Mark Feldman: Trappist-1
Lopez, Ramon / Mark Feldman:
Trappist-1

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NY violinist Mark Feldman, an intensely active musician in improvisation and contemporary composition, and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez, active with an impressive list of jazz masters including Barry Guy and The Turbine!, join together in the studio for the seven-part improvisation "Trappist-1", a virtuosic intertwining from introspective to exuberantly energetic.

Lubelski, Samara : Partial Infinite Sequence
Lubelski, Samara :
Partial Infinite Sequence

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Performing solo on violin with surrounding effects that emphasize the dramatic tension in her extended sequences, Samara Lubelski presents two substantial journeys into the infinite, swirling in delays and reverb as her bow transitions from rapid up and down to long drawing and sustaining, pulling a variety of sounds that elate her listeners in spirals and eddies.

Lubelski, Samara / Bill Nace: S/T
Lubelski, Samara / Bill Nace:
S/T

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Issuing on CD the duo album of violinist Samara Lubelski and guitarist Bill Nace, originally released on Nace's Open Mouth label early in 2018, presenting a series of psychedelic textural works, Lubelski creating vibrant and reiterating structures that Nace uses as a foundation for swells and expressive emanations; hypnotic and mesmerizing.

Mahall, Rudi / Alexander von Schlippenbach: So Far
Mahall, Rudi / Alexander von Schlippenbach:
So Far

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Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and clarinetist Rudi Mahall have been exploring the music of jazz and free improvisation for decades in their own bands or together in Globe Unity Orchestra; here they are heard in their essential element as a duo, pushing their music in rapid runs and elegant and emotional moments with imposing technique and authoritative confidence.

Malfon, Don: Mutable
Malfon, Don:
Mutable

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Using multiphonics, extended techniques and an intuitive sense of drama and narrative, Barcelona alto and baritone saxophonist Don Malfon takes his listeners on an 8-part journey of "Mutable" solo performances, using every inch of his horn (including inserting resonant objects), his body, tongue and breath to investigate the outer limits of his instruments.

Masked Pickle (Scemama / Malmendier / Weil): 7
Masked Pickle (Scemama / Malmendier / Weil):
7

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A fully free, quirky and marvelous set of virtually indescribable improvisation from the trio of French vocalist Clara Weill (known from her work with Fred Frith), Olivia Scemama on bass and Tom Malmendier on drums, three active international collaborators with powerful technical skills and a strange sense of humor willing to take their music where ever it oddly leads.

Mattrey, Joanna : Veiled
Mattrey, Joanna :
Veiled

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The first solo record for NY violist Joanna Mattrey, performing also on the Stroh violin, in a deep exploration of the sound possibilities for both instruments, using preparations to alter the resonance of the viola, masking its overtly singing and beautiful nature and allowing for unexpected and unusual textures which weave around melodic lines; unique and fascinating.

Mattrey, Joanna / Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Oracle
Mattrey, Joanna / Gabby Fluke-Mogul:
Oracle

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Performing on viola, violin and a stroh (a string instrument mechanically amplified by a metal resonator and horn attached to its body) the NY duo of Joanna Mattrey and Gabby Fluke-Mogul present eight dialogs of ominous and prophetic divination, titles including "The Vision", "The Potion" or "The Omen", as they weave and tear at their strings in startling and impressive ways.

Mayas, Magda / Jim Denley: Tempe Jetz
Mayas, Magda / Jim Denley:
Tempe Jetz

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A pairing of two innovative players, Berlin-based pianist Magda Mayas and Australian sound and wind artist Jim Denley, Mayas playing inside and out of the piano and Denley on alto sax and bass flute, both providing field recordings adding unexpected elements in a set of extremely balanced recordings that entrance the listener with unlikely and captivating settings.

Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Con
Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour):
Confluence

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Composed by pianist Magda Mayas for an octet of superb avant improvisers including Rhodri Davies, Zeena Parkins, Michael Thieke, Angharad Davies, &c. and performed live at the 2019 Music Unlimited 33, in Wels, Austria, this extended work uses a graphic score to interpret 12 photographs taken over an hour observing the merging waters of the Rhone and the Arve rivers.

Mazur, Rafel / Keir Neuringer: Diachronic Paths
Mazur, Rafel / Keir Neuringer:
Diachronic Paths

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A beautifully evolving set of duos, or "paths" from Philadelphia saxophonist Keir Neuringer and Polish bassis Rafal Mazur, using monumental technique to support a dialog that's technical and intensely focused while remaining lyrically sophisticated and imaginative.

Mendoza, Ava: New Spells
Mendoza, Ava:
New Spells

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A joint release between Astral Spirts and Relative Pitch, guitarist Ava Mendoza conjures five assertive and rugged "spells" performed on solo electric guitar, passionate works of raw technical skill and bold power as she improvises over two songs composed by herself, alongside pieces written for her from Devin Hoff, Trevor Dunn and John Dikeman.

Mines, Kelsey: Look Like
Mines, Kelsey:
Look Like

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The first complete solo release from Seattle, Washington bassist and vocalist Kelsey Mines, active in both classical music as a member of Yakima Symphony, Symphony Tacoma and the Paramount Orchestra, and as an improviser, here presenting a series of improvised solo-duets that explore how listening to our on-going internal dialogue helps us conjure honest, outward expressions.

MoE w/ Mette Rasmussen / Ikuro Takahashi: Painted
MoE w/ Mette Rasmussen / Ikuro Takahashi:
Painted

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During their 2019 Japan Tour, the collaboration of the Norwegian experimental rock band MoE and alto sax virtuoso Mette Rasmussen extended their trio with legendary drummer Ikuru Takahashi to record this energetic, rough and tumble album exploring the boundaries between free improvisation, skronky rock, and other confrontational, conceptual crossover forms.

Moondoc, Jemeel / Connie Crothers: Two
Moondoc, Jemeel / Connie Crothers:
Two

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Two New York jazz originals, pianist Connie Crothers and alto saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc, performing 6 improvisations and one original compositions from each artist; melodic and deeply sensitive playing.

Moondoc, Jemeel / Hilliard Greene: Cosmic Nickelodeon
Moondoc, Jemeel / Hilliard Greene:
Cosmic Nickelodeon

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Jemeel Moondoc's third release on New York's Relative Pitch label is this duo with bassist Hilliar Greene, a soulful album of bluesy free playing, Greene's solid finger and bow work anchoring Moondoc for beautiful, informed, quirky and sincerely heartfelt playing.

Moondoc, Jemeel: The Zoopkeeper's House (Trio/Quartet/Quintet)
Moondoc, Jemeel:
The Zoopkeeper's House (Trio/Quartet/Quintet)

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A series of exceptional compositions by saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc plus one by Alice Coltrane, performed in a variety of group settings, from duos to quintet, with sidemen Matthew Shipp, Roy Campbell, Steve Swell, Hilliard Greene, and Newman Taylor Baker.

Morris / Fernandez / Wooley: From The Discrete To The Particular
Morris / Fernandez / Wooley:
From The Discrete To The Particular

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An incredible trio of two New York improvisers - Joe Morris on guitar and trumpeter Nate Wooley - with European free improv legend pianist Augusti Fernandez, for 7 remarkable free improvisations of astounding skill.

Morris, Joe : Solos - Bimhuis
Morris, Joe :
Solos - Bimhuis

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Live recordings from guitarist Joe Morris, performing solo at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in two Octobers from 2013 to 2014, showing remarkable technical and creative skills while captivating his audience with accessible progressions and story-telling; masterful!

Morris, Joe: Shock Axis
Morris, Joe:
Shock Axis

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A limited edition release of guitarist Joe Morri's new NY-area aggressive improvising trio with younger players Dave Parmelle on drums and Chris Cretella on electric bass, shredding with awesome technical skill and intense harmonic and melodic force, really powerful stuff!

Moten, Fred / Brandon Lopez / Gerald Cleaver: S/T
Moten, Fred / Brandon Lopez / Gerald Cleaver:
S/T

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Fred Moten, prolific poet, theorist, critic, English Professor and 2020 MacArthur Fellow, provides the insightful and incisive text fueling the improvisation of New York drummer Gerald Cleaver and contrabass player Brandon Lopez, the synergy of Moten's words reminding of Gil Scott-Heron or Amiri Baraka; issued on LP by Reading Group, this CD edition adds two tracks.

Nauseef, Mark: All In All In all
Nauseef, Mark:
All In All In all

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Influenced by rock, jazz, Javanese and Balinese gamelan, NY drummer Mark Nauseef's career has embraced an inclusive blending of styles, heard in this fantastic new album embracing compositional and ea styles, recorded with previous collaborators including Tony Oxley, Bill Laswell, Walter Quintus, along with Sylvie Courvoisier, Pat Thomas, Miroslav Tadic, & Arthur Jarvinen.

Neuringer, Keir / Shayna Dulberger / Julius Masri: Dromedaries II
Neuringer, Keir / Shayna Dulberger / Julius Masri:
Dromedaries II

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Hard-edged free long form improvisation from the 2nd album from the Dromedaries trio of Keir Neuringer on saxophone, Shayna Dulberger on bass, and Julius Masri on drums, performing at Seizures Palace, in Brooklyn, using unusual rhythmic structures over which the trio's instrumental physicality ranges from savage playing to impressive flights of virtuosity.

Parker, Evan & Sylvie Courvoisier: Either Or And
Parker, Evan & Sylvie Courvoisier:
Either Or And

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A powerful duo recorded in the studio after their 2013 performance at The Stone in NYC from NY pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and UK saxophonist Evan Parker, with extraordinary playing over eight pieces presenting an inspired range of technical and impressionistic styles.

Parkins, Zeena / Wobbly: Triplicates
Parkins, Zeena / Wobbly:
Triplicates

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Recording in electric harpist Zeena Parkin's office at Mills College in Oakland with Jon Leideker, aka Wobbly, performing on mobile phones, tablets, booper, and mixer, their output run through a series of simple listening devices, machines designed to sing along with the melodies they believe themselves to be hearing, though they are often wrong; singular and surprising!

Pavone, Jessica : Silent Spills
Pavone, Jessica :
Silent Spills

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Using viola, effects, and on one track, voice, New York improviser and Anthony Braxton ensemble member Jessica Pavone presents a uniquely voiced solo album, approaching the instrument through simple means that become increasingly twisted and unforseen as they advance.

Pavone, Jessica : When No One Around You is There but Nowhere to be Found
Pavone, Jessica :
When No One Around You is There but Nowhere to be Found

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Extending her interest in new forms for the solo viola, augmented by effects and voice, New York composer and improviser Jessica Pavone's fourth solo album of composed viola pieces is the result of years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form and sympathetic vibration, a uniquely, sometimes quirky, and compelling album.

Pavone, Jessica: In The Action
Pavone, Jessica:
In The Action

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Four distinct pieces for solo viola and effects from NY composer/improviser Jessica Pavone, each piece using electronic elements to blur wave motions interacting with minimalist motifs, merging folk elements with avant elements, using extended bowing techniques to blend unlikely matches of acoustics and electronics in unconventional and appealing performance.

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

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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.

Pitsiokos, Chris: Art of the Alto
Pitsiokos, Chris:
Art of the Alto

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Each of the eight tracks on NY saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos' 2nd solo release for Relative Pitch is named for a type of stone--"Obsidian", "Feldspar", "Anthracite", &c.--each a unique take on its mineral counterpart through incredible technique and concentration, taking the alto saxophone into extreme or reflective territory complementing the nature of each element.

Pitsiokos, Chris: Speak In Tongues And Hope For The Gift Of Interpretation
Pitsiokos, Chris:
Speak In Tongues And Hope For The Gift Of Interpretation

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Dedicating his pieces to Charlie Parker, Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, and John Zorn, NY alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos is heard live at this solo concert in New Haven, CT in 2019, reflecting on the history of jazz through his intense playing style that deploys incredible technique balanced with abstraction and rapid lyricism.

Pulverize the Sound (Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride): Black
Pulverize the Sound (Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride):
Black

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Appropriately recorded at Seizures Palace in Brooklyn, the 3rd release from the NY trio Pulverize the Sound of Peter Evans on trumpet, Tim Dahl on electric bass and Mike Pride on drums & glockenspiel, expands on this 10 year working band's assertive approach to collective free improv, doing so with innovation, breathtaking technical skill and a wide range of mood and texture.

Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano Duo: All The Ghosts At Once
Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano Duo:
All The Ghosts At Once

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The enduring sax and drum duo format is invigorated with US drummer Chris Corsano and Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen, who push each other in free improvisation that uses insanely great technique while delivering a passionate and ecstatic dialog.

Regev, Reut / Igal Foni: Two Much Never Enough
Regev, Reut / Igal Foni:
Two Much Never Enough

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The husband and wife duo of New York free improvisers, Reut Regev on trombone and Igal Foni on drums, both bringing electronics to their session, in surprisingly their debut duo release after two decades of musical collaboration and shared life, their assurance and intimacy evident in the relaxed spontaneity and sheer musicality they bring to their dialogs.

Reid, Tomeka / Filippo Monaco: The Mouser
Reid, Tomeka / Filippo Monaco:
The Mouser

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Tomeka Reid is a Chicago based cellist, composer and free improviser, versed in classical and jazz contexts, here in a duo with Italian drummer Filippo Monaco recording in his studio in Milano, a lively conversation of extended acoustic improvisation using diverse techniques and approaches with an arsenal of percussive instruments; impressive and engaging.

Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Taylor Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry of Caves
Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Taylor Ho Bynum / Joe Morris:
Geometry of Caves

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Bringing New York and Chicago performers together, the quartet of cellist Tomeka Reid, guitarist Joe Morris, cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and free vocalist Kyoko Kitamura present an album of expressive and creative collective improvisation, bridging chamber forms and free jazz with a captivatingly eccentric appeal from Kitamura's wordless vocalese.

Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Tyler Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry Of Distance
Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Tyler Ho Bynum / Joe Morris:
Geometry Of Distance

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Following their debut album, "Geometry of Caves", the quartet of improvising musicians Joe Morris (guitar), Tomeka Reid (cello), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) and Kyoko Kitamura (voice) return for this album of passionate free improvisation, here even more attuned as a group as they employ their collective language using unusual technique and incredible expertise; spectacular!

Richards, Steph / Joshua White: Zephyr
Richards, Steph / Joshua White:
Zephyr

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Exploring the sonic and visual territory of water, centering on concepts of metamorphoses and breathing underwater, pianist Joshua White and trumpeter & flugelhorn player Steph Richards also employ resonating water vessels and percussion as they present three fluid and introspectively fathomed works in multiple movements: "Sacred Sea"; "Sequoia"; and "Northern Lights".

Richards, Stephanie : Full Moon
Richards, Stephanie :
Full Moon

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An extremely interesting experimental record of free improvisation and electronics from the duo of Dino J.A. Deane and trumpeter Stephanie Richards, whose work with Henry Threadgill and Butch Morris is felt in these pieces where Richards explores resonance in brass and percussion as Deane samples and manipulates her playing live; an inventive and effusive album.

Roberts, Cath / Olie Brice: Conduits
Roberts, Cath / Olie Brice:
Conduits

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Recording in real-time during the pandemic, UK improvisers, baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts (Favourite Animals, Madwort Sax Quartet) and double bassist Olie Brice (Olie Brice Quintet, Tobias Delius, &c) recorded these extended improvisations simulateously at their homes, beautifully paced and intently listening as they keep the conversation going despite a world of restrictions.

Roberts, Matana : Always
Roberts, Matana :
Always

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Two passionate studio improvisations from saxophonist Matana Roberts, who lovingly dedicates the album to "those bard(s) of summer...the ideas herein of which I gleaned/interrogated/investigated/celebrated with you..."; subtle, rich, and inspiring.

Rogers, Erin: 2000 Miles
Rogers, Erin:
2000 Miles

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Focusing intently on multiphonics and long-form statements on the saxophone, the second solo album from Canadian-American saxophonist based in New York City, Erin Rogers, is a tour-de-force of unusual language on the instrument, exploring every inch from the reeds to the pads in manners uniquely harrowing, ingenious, awe-filled, unorthodox, and always inspired.

Rogers, Erin: Dawntreader
Rogers, Erin:
Dawntreader

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Performing on saxophones and cymbal, the debut album from NY-based Canadian-American composer, saxophonist, and performance artist Erin Rogers uses multiphonics, vocalization, circular breathing, and inciting of outer resonance to add layers of complexity to her gripping improvisations, which she describes as "No electronics, no bandmates, no composers... just me + dark room + 2 saxophones".

Rogers, Paul / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert: Three Stories About Rain, Sunlight And The Hidden So
Rogers, Paul / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert:
Three Stories About Rain, Sunlight And The Hidden Soil

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A unique merging of free improvisation and chamber jazz, the trio of UK bassist Paul Rogers with German guitarist Olaf Rupp and soprano saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert using stunning technique in sensible ways as they present three extended works, energetic yet never frenetic, stretching their concepts through tight and enthralling dialog, a great achievement.

Satoh, Masahiko / Otomo Yoshihide / Roger Turner: Sea
Satoh, Masahiko / Otomo Yoshihide / Roger Turner:
Sea

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After their Doubtmusic CD "Live at Hall Egg Farm", capturing the trio of Masahiko Satoh on piano, Otomo Yoshihide on electric guitar & whistle, and Roger Turner on drums & percussion in Fukaya City, this new chapter in the trio's activities finds them live at Shinjuku Pit Inn, in Tokyo the following year, for two energetically active and captivating conversations.

Schindler, Udo / Jaap Blonk: Hillside Talks
Schindler, Udo / Jaap Blonk:
Hillside Talks

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Performing in Krailling-Munich at Udo Schindler's Salon fur Klang+Kunst in 2018, Netherland free improvising, brilliantly mad vocalist Jaap Blonk joins the reed master for ten acoustic improvisations with Schindler on a variety of reeds and brass instruments, the dialog authoritatively informed, masterful, slightly deranged, and continuously captivating.

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

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

Shipp, Matthew Chamber Ensemble: The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael
Shipp, Matthew Chamber Ensemble:
The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael

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Frequent collaborators, Matthew Shipp (piano) and Michael Bisio (bass) are joined by fellow Downtown New Yorker Mat Maneri on viola create what they refer to as a chamber ensemble, performing the 15 improvised and inspired chapters of Shipp & Bisio's "Gospel".

Shipp, Matthew Trio: Root Of Things
Shipp, Matthew Trio:
Root Of Things

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Pianist Shipp's long-standing trio with bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Whit Dickey, complex and inspired compositions that makes modern creative approaches to jazz beautifully accessible and essential.

Shiraishi, Tamio: Moon
Shiraishi, Tamio:
Moon

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Known for his resonant solo alto saxophone work, often recording with the New York City subways, this album presents ten unusual duos between Tamio Shiraishi and improvisers on piano, voice, cello, electronics, bass, guitar and sax, with Tim Dahl, Steve Baczkowski, Mico, Mike Sidnam, Austin Sley Julian, Nina Dante, Tara Fenamore, Leila Bordreuil, Chris Libutti, and Ami Yamasaki.

Shiraishi, Tamio: Sora
Shiraishi, Tamio:
Sora

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Japanese saxophonist living in NYC Tamio Shiraishi, an associate of Keiji Haino, has a unique approach to his solo work, often playing outdoors in concert with nature, or using the natural resonance of his performance space, recreating the sounds of wind, birds, water, and any other natural "noise" sounds, here in a live performance at Issue Project Room & 6 studio recordings.

Sikora, Catherine : Jersey
Sikora, Catherine :
Jersey

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Irish-born New York based tenor saxophonist Catherine Sikora, know for her work with Eric Mingus, Hans-earl Park and Nick Didkovsky, in her first solo album, a strong release of passionate and informed free improv, 13 pieces revealing a unique and adept approach to the horn.

Tatakai Trio (Kuchen / Lindsjo / Strid): HappI
Tatakai Trio (Kuchen / Lindsjo / Strid):
HappI

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A trio of well-versed Swedish free improvisers--Martin Kuchen on soprano & sopranino saxophones, Raymond Strid on drums, and Anders Lijndsjo on guitar--in 8 studio improvisations of unusual and highly rhythmic and upbeat interplay, titled with happy adjectives, an apt description of the joy these three find in unconventional approaches to improvisation.

Thollem / Mazurek: Blind Curves and Box Canyons
Thollem / Mazurek:
Blind Curves and Box Canyons

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Recorded at an exhibition of visual works by Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek in Texas, this was the first meeting with pianist Thollem McDonas, in an ardent session of explorative improvisation using electric and analog piano, sythn, samplers, cornet, voice, bells and effects; inquisitive and cathartic music of great drive.

Thollem / Wimberly / Cline: Radical Empathy
Thollem / Wimberly / Cline:
Radical Empathy

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A trio of collective-improvisers recording in NYC's East Village in 2015 for exceptionally sympathetic dialog, instigated by electric keyboard improvisor Thollem McDonas, with Nels Cline on guitar and Charles Gayle cohort Michael Wimberly on drums; Fred Frith liner notes!

Tipple (Gjerstad / Norton / Watson): Cartoon Heart
Tipple (Gjerstad / Norton / Watson):
Cartoon Heart

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The trans-Atlantic Tipple Trio of David Watson on guitar & smallpipes, Kevin Norton on percussion & drums, and Frode Gjerstad on saxophone, clarinet & alto flute in their 5th album since 2010, a studio recording from the NY area of 15 succinct and diverse approaches to free improvisation, each player shining uniquely and in extraordinary group interplay.

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

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

Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan: Stereo Trumpet
Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan:
Stereo Trumpet

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Recordings of two German trumpeters--Birgit Uhler and Leonel Kaplan--both using extended techniques and modern instrumental language, splitting their recordings between the left and right channels for clarity in their fascinating and unconventional dialogs.

Ullen, Lisa / Elsa Bergman / Anna Lund: Space
Ullen, Lisa / Elsa Bergman / Anna Lund:
Space

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The debut of this thoroughly modern piano trio from Sweden of pianist Lisa Ullen, bassist Elsa Bergman and drummer Anna Lund, merging traditional and free jazz forms along with influences from contemporary compositional music, approaching their collective music using a diverse set of strategies and techniques that yield a spectrum of captivating conversations.

Urabe, Masayoshi: What Hasn't Come Here, COME!
Urabe, Masayoshi:
What Hasn't Come Here, COME!

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An absolutely idiosyncratic style in performance, Japanese alto saxophonist Masayoshi Urabe, also on harmonica and voice, is heard in a single extended performance at Sakedelic Space Shuyukan in Shiga, Japan, as the listener experiences the performance through his playing, physical motion, aberrant racket, arduous utterance, and inexplicable moments of silence and sound.

Van Hove, Fred / Roger Turner: The Corner
Van Hove, Fred / Roger Turner:
The Corner

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Pioneering improvising pianist Fred Van Hove at UK's Cafe OTO for the first time, captured in a duo with UK drummer/percussionist Roger Turner, their first recording together, for a night of exceptional improvised interplay, sophisticated and complex playing that is constantly buoyant and charming, an enthralling conversation between two veteran players.

Ward, Alex : Frames
Ward, Alex :
Frames

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Originally a clarinetist, UK improviser Alex Ward began exploring the guitar in rock settings, first bringing the instrument to his improv work around the year 2000 with N.E.W. (w/ Steve Noble & John Edwards); this is his 1st solo guitar album, showing a wide range of styles that embrace improv, rock and compositional styles, a remarkable display of skill and creative drive.

Ward, Alex Item 4: Where We Were
Ward, Alex Item 4:
Where We Were

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UK guitarist Alex Ward's quartet featuring his compositions for improvisers, performed with a set of younger players on London's free improv scene--Charlotte Keeffe on trumpet & flugelhorn, Otto Willberg on double bass, and Andrew Lisle on drums--heard here in two intricately exciting 2018 concerts in London at Set Dalston Lane and at Cafe Oto Project Space.

Warelis, Marta: A Grain of Earth
Warelis, Marta:
A Grain of Earth

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Working inside and out of the piano and sometime evoking wild sounds that seem to have no relationship to the instrument, Polish-born and Amsterdam-based pianist Marta Warelis explores the concepts of realities beyond our perception, and a thought that we are a part of a big organism where everything goes endlessly bigger and smaller in scale of size, time and speed.

Way Out Northwest (John Butcher / Tortsen Mueller / Dylan van der Shyff): The White  Spot
Way Out Northwest (John Butcher / Tortsen Mueller / Dylan van der Shyff):
The White Spot

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The UK and Vancouver meet for a second release under the Way Out Northwest name - British saxophone master John Butcher with bassist Torsten Muller and drummer Dylan van der Schyff - recording for Sonarchy Radio.

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

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

Wooley, Nate (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran): Battle Pieces
Wooley, Nate (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran):
Battle Pieces

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"Battle Pieces" was conceived as a background for an improviser, using linguistics, tape processes & aleatoric concepts to fashion an ever-shifting composition that supplies the soloist with information within the context of an ever-changing series of densities, velocities and silences.

Wooley, Nate: Battle Pieces 2
Wooley, Nate:
Battle Pieces 2

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Commissioned by Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Foundation, trumpeter Nate Wooley developed a modular compositional structure of small melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, conceptual, textural, and timbral fragments, allowing Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), and Matt Moran (Vibes) exceptional freedom in improvisation, here in their 2nd recording live at Koeln's Loft.

Wooley, Nate: Battle Pieces 4
Wooley, Nate:
Battle Pieces 4

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"Battle Pieces" uses trumpeter Nate Wooley's "social music" system, where each piece is constructed for a soloist who improvises with no score while the remaining player choose at will from over 75 compositions over which the soloist must find their path; here at Roulette in NYC with Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ingrid Laubrock, & Matt Moran.

Wright, Jack: As If Anything Can Be The Same
Wright, Jack:
As If Anything Can Be The Same

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Acclaimed free improvising saxophonist Jack Wright is joined by his son Ben on double bass for these exceptional duos that balance space and color through extended techniques and an impecable sense of timing.

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

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Exploring how a composition can provide a sense of weightlessness, and influenced by the music of gamelan, krautrock, Tony Conrad & Arnold Dreyblatt, composer Alex Zethson structured these works to influence the 13 performers in his ensemble into a state of intense focus and listening as they strike, bow and pluck their instruments, creating an ecstatic sense of infinite motion.


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Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke Duo: Row for William O.

Fujiwara, Tomas / Ben Goldberg / Mary Halvorson: The Out Louds

Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Last Dream Of The Morning

Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson: Sifter

Berne, Tim / Nasheet Waits: The Coanda Effect

Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey: Buoyancy

Alcorn, Susan: Soledad

Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey: Utter

Parker, Evan & Sylvie Courvoisier: Either Or And

Bisio, Michael (w/ Kirk Knuffke / Art Bailey / Michael Wimberly): Accortet

Halvorson, Mary: Reverse Blue

Moondoc, Jemeel: The Zoopkeeper's House (Trio/Quartet/Quintet)

Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Tyler Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry Of Distance

Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Taylor Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry of Caves

Alcorn, Susan Quintet: Pedernal

Fish-Scale Sunrise (Ab Baars / Kaja Draksler / Joe Williamson: No Queen Rises

Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano: Old Smoke

Shipp, Matthew Trio: Root Of Things

Wooley, Nate: Battle Pieces 4

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