The Squid's Ear Magazine
Saxophone & Drummer / Percussionist Duos


 
Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi: Banka [VINYL]
Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi:
Banka [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $23.95    




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NoBusiness continues their essential 70's reissue series of renowned Japanese free improvisers, here in an LP and extended CD edition of the live duo of percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and saxophonist Kaoru Abe on alto, soprano & sopranino saxophones, the LP presenting their 1978 concert at Gaja, Hatsudai in Tokyo, the CD extended with a live set at Minor, Kichijoji the same year.

AMM (Prevost / Gare): To Hear and Back Again
AMM (Prevost / Gare):
To Hear and Back Again

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


Price: $17.95    




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Blake, Michael / Kresten Osgood: Control This
Blake, Michael / Kresten Osgood:
Control This

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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A set of saxophone & drums duo from Ex-Loung Lizard Blake and Copenhagen/NY drummer Osgood, free and melodic music with great rhythmic and harmonic diversity.

Bourgeois, Andre & Chris Dadge: Spaces Are The Place
Bourgeois, Andre & Chris Dadge:
Spaces Are The Place

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Chris Dadge (drums, percussion) and Andre Bourgeois (saxophones) play two sets of mostly straightforward free jazz with reasonably fixed outlines throughout the structure of each piece.

Brotzmann, Peter / Hamid Drake: Solid & Spirit [VINYL 2 LPs]
Brotzmann, Peter / Hamid Drake:
Solid & Spirit [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Nero's Neptune -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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Multi-reedist Peter Brotzmann and drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake met in the studio in New York City, April 2010, to record this double album of fiercely intense and beautiful improvised music.

Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble: I Am Here Where Are You
Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble:
I Am Here Where Are You

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




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Distilling the trio of Brotzmann/Noble/Edwards into a duo, saxophonist Brotzmann and drummer Noble recorded this powerful set of free improvisations live at Ateliers Claus, Brussels on January 19th, 2013.

Bucher / Countryman (w/ Simon Tan / Isla Antinero): Extremely Live in Manila
Bucher / Countryman (w/ Simon Tan / Isla Antinero):
Extremely Live in Manila

(ChapChap Records -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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A live concert in Quezon City from the Manila based duo of Rich Countryman on alto saxophone and Swiss drummer Christian Bucher, who are joined on one track by acoustic bassist Simon Tan and trombonist Isla Antinero.

Butcher / Hemingway: Buffalo Pearl
Butcher / Hemingway:
Buffalo Pearl

(Auricle -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Percussionist Hemingway with John Butcher on tenor and soprano sax performing live in 2005, demonstrating their extended language in a brilliant and eccentric dialog.

Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal: Concentric
Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal:
Concentric

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: iO
Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
iO

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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After their "Live in Russia" volumes, eloquent French Canadian saxophonist and creative drummer Michel Lambert present 9 new improvisations recorded at Resonance studios in their home town of Montreal, a tremendous dialog between these two free yet lyrical players.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: Kathmandu
Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
Kathmandu

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Originally intended as a trio recording, when the 3rd player missed the Nepal Jazzmandu Jazz Festival, saxophonist Francois Carrier and drummer Michael Lambert carried on as a duo, these recordings from two sets displaying their impressive "freely melodic" approach to improvised music.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: Out Of Silence
Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
Out Of Silence

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Freely improvised music from the masterful duo of Canadian saxophonist Fracois Carrier and drummer/percussionist Michel Lambert, performing live at Ryan's Bar in Stoke Newington, London in 2015, seven tracks showing the depth of discussion between these two long collaborating musicians, supporting and pushing each other to great heights.

Carter, Daniel / Federico Ughi: Extra Room [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Carter, Daniel / Federico Ughi:
Extra Room [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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For more than 15 years multi-reedist, wind and trumpet player Daniel Carter and drummer Federico Ughi have collaborated in live performance and on record, here showing the results of their work in this duo album, the vinyl edition of their exceptional 2013 CD release that shows their melodic and technical sides, their jazz roots, and their warm camaraderie.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

Derome, Jean / Pierre Tanguay: Plinc! Plonc!Live aux Soirées de musique fra”che de Qué
Derome, Jean / Pierre Tanguay:
Plinc! Plonc!Live aux Soirées de musique fra”che de Québec

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Jean Derome (saxophones, vocals, wind instruments) and Pierre Tanguay (drums, percussion, vocals) play a captivating set of improvised music on this excellent release.

Dorgon / Cromwell, Laura: Providence
Dorgon / Cromwell, Laura:
Providence

(Gutbrain Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Dorgon and Laura Cromwell: upsidedowncross
Dorgon and Laura Cromwell:
upsidedowncross

(Jumbo -- USA )


Price: $10.00    




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Drake, Hamid / Assif Tsahar: Live at Glenn Miller Cafe: Soul Bodies Volume 2
Drake, Hamid / Assif Tsahar:
Live at Glenn Miller Cafe: Soul Bodies Volume 2

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Dunmall, Paul / Tony Bianco: Autumn
Dunmall, Paul / Tony Bianco:
Autumn

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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The collaboration of UK saxophonist Paul Dunmall and American ex-pat drummer Tony Bianco has at least a 15 year history, heard in these telepathic duos of free improvisation recorded at Delbury Hall, Shropshire in 2014 for 3 extended works of breathtaking playing.

Dunmall, Paul / Chris Corsano: Identical Sunsets [VINYL]
Dunmall, Paul / Chris Corsano:
Identical Sunsets [VINYL]

(ESP -- USA )


Price: $20.95    




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Drummer Chris Corsano meets UK improvisor Paul Dunmall on tenor sax and bagpipes for these 4 impulsive and lyrical improvisation, alternatingly sparse and impossibly textured.

Eskelin, Ellery / Gerry Hemingway: Inbetween Spaces
Eskelin, Ellery / Gerry Hemingway:
Inbetween Spaces

(Auricle -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Drummer Gerry Hemingway and saxophonist Ellery Eskelin have been performing improvised duo music for some years, here beautifully recorded in 6 studio improvisations.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

Gauden / Hanslip: And How The Who Can Think the What...
Gauden / Hanslip:
And How The Who Can Think the What...

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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UK Tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip and drummer Ed Gauden in their 3rd record together, here stripped down to a duo, inspired by a planned trio concert where the pianist was unable to perform; the resulting show worked so well that the two decided to take it to the studio, this album the result of impressive avant interchanges in 8 succinct tracks.

Gjerstad, Frode / John Stevens: Let's Just Keep Going
Gjerstad, Frode / John Stevens:
Let's Just Keep Going

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad recorded this wonderful, spirited meeting with his friend, the late, great drummer and conceptualist John Stevens in 1994.

Gjerstad, Frode / Paal Nilssen-Love : Nearby Faraway
Gjerstad, Frode / Paal Nilssen-Love :
Nearby Faraway

(PNL -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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The 25 year collaboration of Norwegian free improvisers Frode Gjerstad on saxophones and clarinets and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, starting with Circulasione Totale Orchestra and best experienced in their duo recordings, here in an album dedicated to Frode's close friend and musical colleague, pianist and accordion player Elvin One Pedersen.

Gratkowski, Frank / Hamid Drake: Live In New Orleans
Gratkowski, Frank / Hamid Drake:
Live In New Orleans

(Valid Records -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Live recordings from the duo of saxophonist Frank Gratkowski and drummer Hamid Drake performing in New Orleans in 2009; amazing and far-ranging dialog from two masters.

Heaven (Henrik Pultz Melbye / Ole Mofjell): IAPOE [VINYL]
Heaven (Henrik Pultz Melbye / Ole Mofjell):
IAPOE [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $22.95    




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Inspired by European improvisation, 60's NY-loft-avant-garde and Ethiopian jazz, Heaven, the Norwegian collaborative project of Danish saxophonist Henrik Pultz Melbye and Norwegian drummer Ole Mofjell, merge rhythmic and melodic realms, adding stretches of noise and non-idiomatic sounds, in fast-paced, highly-energetic, and highly-informed performances.

Hooker, William / Liudas Mockunas: Live At Vilnius Jazz Festival
Hooker, William / Liudas Mockunas:
Live At Vilnius Jazz Festival

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $12.95    




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A demanding duo from New York drummer William Hooker and Lithunian saxophonist Liudas Mockunas, performing live at the 2013 Vilnius Jazz Festival, hard-edged and rugged free music from two outstanding players.

Hooker, William / Thomas Chapin: Crossing Points
Hooker, William / Thomas Chapin:
Crossing Points

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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A collosal encounter of drummer William Hooker and the late wind player Thomas Chapin performing at the 9th Street Gallery in NYC in 1992, 3 massive improvisations from the jazz underground.

Hooker, William / Thomas Chapin: Crossing Points [VINYL 2 LPs]
Hooker, William / Thomas Chapin:
Crossing Points [VINYL 2 LPs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $34.95    




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A collosal encounter of drummer William Hooker and the late wind player Thomas Chapin performing at the 9th Street Gallery in NYC in 1992, 3 massive improvisations from the jazz underground.

Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake: A Night in November
Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake:
A Night in November

(Valid Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An inventive, exuberant and absolutely amazing duo record from free jazz legends Edward "Kidd" Jordan and Hamid Drake recording live at New Orleans' renowned Piety Street Recording.

Keune, Stefan / Lovens, Paul: Live 2013
Keune, Stefan / Lovens, Paul:
Live 2013

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Working together in various ensembles since the early 90s, Stefan Keune on sopranino, alto and baritone saxophone and Paul Lovens on drums and cymbals captured these three extraordinary improvisation in the studio in Brussels, Belgium and live Munich Underground in Germany.

Kid Millions & Jim Sauter: Million Dollar Band / Bull Run [VINYL 7-inch]
Kid Millions & Jim Sauter:
Million Dollar Band / Bull Run [VINYL 7-inch]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Borbetomagus' Jim Sauter has been performing in a duo with drummer Kid Millions for several years, creating a blistering and urgent wail of free improvised energy, as heard on this two track 7 inch, succint sonic blasts of freedom.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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: Utter
Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey:
Utter

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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 : A Woman's Work [8 CD BOX SET]
Leandre, Joelle :
A Woman's Work [8 CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $99.95    




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A thorough overview of bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandre's recent work in a boxed set of 8 CDs and a 16 page booklet of essays, photos and credits, each CD bringing a unique grouping from Les Diaboliques to duos with Mat Maneri, Fred Frith, Lauren Newton, & Jean-Luc Cappozzo, plus one solo disc and a quartet with Zlatko Kaucic, Evan Parker and Augusti Fernandez; magnificent.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

MacDonald, Raymond / Gunter Baby Sommer: Delphinius & Lyra
MacDonald, Raymond / Gunter Baby Sommer:
Delphinius & Lyra

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Martin, Jean / Evan Shaw: Piano Music
Martin, Jean / Evan Shaw:
Piano Music

(Barnyard -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Much more than a simple duo, with overdubbed saxophone Martin & Shaw make large and complex environments & orchestral sections over which they nimbly improvise.

McPhee, Joe and Michael Zerang: Creole Gardens (A New Orleans Suite)
McPhee, Joe and Michael Zerang:
Creole Gardens (A New Orleans Suite)

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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Saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee and drummer Michael Zerang recorded this suite of superb duos live at Big Top in New Orleans, LA in the fall of 2009, extended, unusual and masterful improvisation.

Meichel, Dan & Chris Dadge: Mannington
Meichel, Dan & Chris Dadge:
Mannington

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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The first in a series of releases from Bug Incision's archive of late saxophonist Dan Meichel, from recordings in Calgary in 2008 showing Meichel's articulately heavy style against Dadge's inventive drumming and percussion.

Moholo, Louis / Frode Gjerstad: Sult
Moholo, Louis / Frode Gjerstad:
Sult

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Norwegian reedist Frode Gjerstad in three extended duos with legendary South African drummer Louis Moholo for sensitive, creative and engaging freely improvised music from two masters, performed live in concert at Gallery Sult in Stavanger, 2013.

Niggenkemper, Pascal: Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs]
Niggenkemper, Pascal:
Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs]

(Fitschgetau -- Germany )


Price: $20.95    




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Adventurous double bassist Pascal Niggenkemper was artist in residence at Wuppertal in the fall of 2017, presenting concerts with a diverse set of masterful improvisers from Europe and the US, excerpts of which are meticulously programmed in this 2-CD collection, organized by artistic endeavor and intent, from the spacious/introspective to wildly lively encounters; recommended.

Noble, Steve / Kristoffer Berre Alberts: Coldest Second Yesterdays
Noble, Steve / Kristoffer Berre Alberts:
Coldest Second Yesterdays

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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London master drummer Steve Noble (Rip Rig and Panic, Derek Bailey), a mainstay on the scene for decades, with Scandinavian free improvising saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts (Cortex, Saka, Starlite Motel) for a live album of uproariously driven, skronky free jazz.

Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach: Stockholm Connection [3 CDs]
Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach:
Stockholm Connection [3 CDs]

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $36.95    




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A unique 3CD-box from Umlaut Records putting in attention the musical collaborations between two of Sweden's most headstrong musicians: the pioneers Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrom and Sven-Ake Johansson.

Nu Creative Methods: Superstitions
Nu Creative Methods:
Superstitions

(Music a la Coque -- Italy )


Price: $9.95    




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Originally released in 1984 on cassette by ADN tapes, these early works from Bernard Pruvost and Pierre Bastien use an unusual array of instruments to create irregular improvised music with a No Wave aesthetic.

Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver: Songs Of The Wild Cave
Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver:
Songs Of The Wild Cave

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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An extremely unique sax and drums album, as Rova leader Larry Ochs and New York drummer Gerald Cleaver take their tenor and sopranino saxophones, and drums and percussion, into the absolute darkness and stillness of the Portel Cave in the South of France, using the resonance and inspiration of the cave to record these seven incredible improvisations.

Parker, Evan / Andrea Centazzo : Duets 71977
Parker, Evan / Andrea Centazzo :
Duets 71977

(Ictus -- Italy )


Price: $15.95    




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Bringing to light an excellent concert from 1977 in San Marcello, Portugal, and studio recordings at Ictus Studio, Pistoia, Italy from the same year, between UK free improvising master saxophonist Evan Parker on soprano & tenor, and Italian percussionist Andrea Centazzo on drums, percussion, and electronics.

Parker, Evan / Paul Lytton: Collective Calls (Urban)
Parker, Evan / Paul Lytton:
Collective Calls (Urban)

(psi -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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The first published recordings of the duo of saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer Paul Lytton, recorded in London, 1972.

Perelman, Ivo / Gerry Hemingway: The Apple in the Dark
Perelman, Ivo / Gerry Hemingway:
The Apple in the Dark

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Modern jazz giants tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman, also playing piano, in an exceptional duo with drummer Gerry Hemingway through 10 improvisations recorded in Brooklyn, NY, 2010.

Perelman, Ivo / Whit Dickey: Tenorhood
Perelman, Ivo / Whit Dickey:
Tenorhood

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Brazilian-born, New York tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman in a duo with drummer Whit Dickey for an extraordinary album dedicated to and with pieces named for saxophonists Hank Mobley, Ben Webster, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Sonny Rollins.

Perelman, Ivo & Brian Willson: The Stream Of Life
Perelman, Ivo & Brian Willson:
The Stream Of Life

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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New York drummer Brian Willson and saxophonist Ivo Perelman continue their collaboration with this release of great warmth and musical substance through 11 Pereleman compositions.

Rasmussen, Mette  / Chris Corsano: A View Of The Moon (From The Sun)
Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano:
A View Of The Moon (From The Sun)

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Following their Relative Pitch album "All the Ghosts at Once", the free improvising duo of alto saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and drummer Chris Corsano, also on slide clarinet, release their 2nd album, a live concert at Cankarjev dom, in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2015, pushing the limits on both instruments through radical technique and inventive approaches to their playing.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

Rose, Simon & Pascal Nichols: Sombrero Galaxy
Rose, Simon & Pascal Nichols:
Sombrero Galaxy

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Saxophonist Simon Rose, a member of Badland with Steve Noble and Simon Fell, in a duo with drummer Pascal Nichols, label leader of Krayon Recordings, for an understated set of extended improvisations.

Sakata, Akira / Nicolas Field: First Thirst | Live at Cave12
Sakata, Akira / Nicolas Field:
First Thirst | Live at Cave12

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $15.95    




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The long-running collaboration of Japanese saxophonist Akira Sakata, also on clarinet and voice, in a concert at Cave12 in Geneva, Switzerland with Swiss drummer Nicolas Field, for 4 recordings of intense and dynamic free improvisation with unusual moments from Sakata's vocalizing, extended and thoughtful drum soloing, and introspective moments on clarinet.

Schubert, Frank Paul / Rudi Fischerlehner: Willing Suspension of Disbelief
Schubert, Frank Paul / Rudi Fischerlehner:
Willing Suspension of Disbelief

(Not Applicable -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Long-time collaborators and compatriots Frank Paul Schubert on soprano sax and Rudi Fischerlehner on drums and percussion recorded these intricate and engaging improvisations in their shared studio in Berlin, presented as a live album, unedited and in the order performed.

Shibolet, Ariel / Haggai Fershtman: Happiness for Things Unseen
Shibolet, Ariel / Haggai Fershtman:
Happiness for Things Unseen

(Kadima -- Israel )


Price: $5.95    




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A live concert from soprano saxophonist Airel Shibolet performing with drummer Haggai Fershtman live in Tel Aviv, 2010, part of Kadima's Cy Twombly live performance series.

Skerebotte Fatta: Riders From The Ra
Skerebotte Fatta:
Riders From The Ra

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Members of the Polish Infant Joy Quintet and Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra--saxophonist Jan Malkowski and drummer Dominik Mokrzewski--pair off in a dynamic album of solid free jazz, influences feeling like Albert Ayler or Steve Lacy, as the two show great technical and creative skills, sometimes in great motion, sometimes reflective, showing great command and direction.

Strid, Raymond / Roland Keijser: Yellow Bell [3 CD BOX]
Strid, Raymond / Roland Keijser:
Yellow Bell [3 CD BOX]

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $36.95    




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The Swedish duo of reedist Roland Keijser and drummer Raymond Strid performing live in Stockholm at Club Yellow Bell applying modern strategies to traditional works and a few jazz standards including "Monk's Mood".

Urpeth, Peter / Olie Brice / Terry Day / Ntshuks Bonga): Wraith Island (Live At Cafe Oto)
Urpeth, Peter / Olie Brice / Terry Day / Ntshuks Bonga):
Wraith Island (Live At Cafe Oto)

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Actually four quartet improvisations and two duets, London creative improvisers Peter Urpeth on piano, Olie Brice on bass, Terry Day on drums and Ntshuks Bonga on saxophone took to Cafe Oto in January, 2017, to record this excellent album of collective free improvisation drawing on decades of experience in an absorbing and engaging concert.

Wellman, Linsey / Mike Essoudry : Mike Essoudry + Linsey Wellman
Wellman, Linsey / Mike Essoudry :
Mike Essoudry + Linsey Wellman

(Malasartes -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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1st release for the duo of wind player Linsey Wellman and percussionist Mike Essoudry embracing stasis and movement, meditation and exuberance, delicacy and amplitude.

Zorn, John: In A Convex Mirror
Zorn, John:
In A Convex Mirror

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Three pieces of "sonic voodoo" with John Zorn improvising on saxophone over the hypnotic Hatian influenced drumming of Ches Smith, while Downtown NY experimenter Ikue Mori provides swirls of sound and other aural additions, Zorn's incredible technique, lyrical skills and unusual twists and turns keeping the listener captivated over compelling and rich rhythm.

Escalante, Martin / Weasel Walter: Lacerate
Escalante, Martin / Weasel Walter:
Lacerate

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A uniquely bizarre and brilliant pairing between drummer Weasel Walter and saxophonist Martin Escalante, Walter an incessantly active drummer, here in absurdly impressive technique on drums and bass pedal in the face of and complementing Escalante's truly extreme use of the sax, at times like a steroidal bird call of savage intent; jaw dropping!

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman: Sol Abstraction
Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman:
Sol Abstraction

(Sol Disk Records -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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The longstanding relationship between US alto saxophonist living in the Phillipines, Rick Countryman, and legendary free improvising Japanese percussionist Sabu Toyozumi, heard in two previous albums, is here captured live in concert in the Phillipines in 2018, revealing active and thoughtful dialog of great expression and skill, an inspired encounter of free playing.

Dorgon: Shot in the Face
Dorgon:
Shot in the Face

(Jumbo -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Featuring an x-rated insert in a puff-up brown paper package, Mr. Dorgon attacks with two electronic works and a harmonica solo from a live show on KFJC in California.

Gjerstad, Frode / Dag Magnus Narvesen : Live At Tou
Gjerstad, Frode / Dag Magnus Narvesen :
Live At Tou

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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The first proper tour for these two Norwegian musicians performing live at Stavenger's cultural center Tou Scene, Frode Gjerstad performing on alto & tenor sax, alto flute and clarinet, Dag Magnus Navesen (DAMANA octet, Von Schlippenbach) on drum set and percussion, as they approach free jazz with subtle but spirited control in an impressive set of five improvisations.

Rose, Simon / Steve Noble: North Sea Night
Rose, Simon / Steve Noble:
North Sea Night

(Not Two -- Poland )


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An impressive concert of free jazz from the UK duo of Simon Rose on baritone sax and Steve Noble on drums, their collaborations over many years, particularly their working relationship in their trio with Simon H. Fell, bringing obvious confidence in their conversation as each pushes their playing into both energetic and reflective moments of masterful skill.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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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.

Belorukov, Ilia / Gabriel Ferrandini: Disquiet
Belorukov, Ilia / Gabriel Ferrandini:
Disquiet

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Saint Petersburg alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov and Lisbon drummer Gabriel Ferrandini in a studio album uniting two continents through exploratory free improvisation of exemplary skill and intense concentrative discourse, bringing Belorukov's creative approach to the instrument in close conversation with Ferrandini's powerful technique and clever interventions.

Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen: Troposgrafien
Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen:
Troposgrafien

(Nakama Records -- Norway )


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The long-running duo of Norwegian saxophonist Kasper Skullerud Vaernes and drummer Andreas Wildhagen, who also work together in Nakama's KNYST! trio with bassist and Nakama founder Christian Meaas Svendsen, and the Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, in an album of five freely improvised dialogs of great technical skill, intent listening and exchange, and dynamic energy.

Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen: Troposgrafien  [VINYL]
Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen:
Troposgrafien [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )


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The long-running duo of Norwegian saxophonist Kasper Skullerud Vaernes and drummer Andreas Wildhagen, who also work together in Nakama's KNYST! trio with bassist and Nakama founder Christian Meaas Svendsen, and the Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, in an album of five freely improvised dialogs of great technical skill, intent listening and exchange, and dynamic energy.

Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love: Screen-Off
Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Screen-Off

(PNL -- Norway )


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For their 10th album, the duo of multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love took inspiration from experimental cinema, enlisting producer Lasse Marhaug to scour YouTube for concerts from their past 10 years, extracting 60 seconds of audio from each and joining them into 2-minute segments, 21 of which create this unusual album of awe-inspiring performance.

Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada: An Eternal Moment
Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada:
An Eternal Moment

(NoBusiness -- Poland )


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A concert in 1995 at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi of the duo of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada and alto saxophone Kang Tae Hwan, both using exceptional and unusual approaches to their music, applying their backgrounds in free jazz, theater and studies in traditional African and Asian percussion to create a unique hybrid, from hypnotic to frenetic; fascinating.

Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada: An Eternal Moment [VINYL]
Hwan, Kang Tae / Midori Takada:
An Eternal Moment [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )


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A concert in 1995 at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi of the duo of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada and alto saxophone Kang Tae Hwan, both using exceptional and unusual approaches to their music, applying their backgrounds in free jazz, theater and studies in traditional African and Asian percussion to create a unique hybrid, from hypnotic to frenetic; fascinating.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall
Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

Hanslip, Mark / Emil Karlsen: Planish
Hanslip, Mark / Emil Karlsen:
Planish

(Noumenon -- UK )


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Saxophonist Mark Hanslip and drummer Emil Karlsen, two active figures on the UK free improv and jazz scene, in a sax & drum duo fueled by live performances, here in their first album of informed and exploratory dialog, five works that run the gamut from textural open playing to fiery free jazz, a solid first endeavor and addition to Karlsen's Noumenon label.

Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer: Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs]
Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer:
Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs]

(Leo Records -- UK )


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A stunning example of modern creative improv from the duo of bassists Peter Frey and Daniel Studer, in concert with configurations of duos, trios and one septet, with performers including John Butcher, Hans Koch, Magda Mayas, Jacques Demierre, Gerry Hemingway, &c. &c.

McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen Love: Song for the Big Chief
McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen Love:
Song for the Big Chief

(PNL -- Norway )


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Named for Sunny Murray's 1969 album "Big Chief", the long-runing collaborations of tenor saxophonist & pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love pay tribute to the late drummer Sunny Murray in this concert recording at London's Cafe Oto for a dynamic dialog of free jazz, with two nuanced free improv pieces including a "Fantasy for Lester [Bowie]".

Field, Nicolas / Albert Cirera: Live at Dragon
Field, Nicolas / Albert Cirera:
Live at Dragon

(FMR -- UK )


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After recording the Not Two trio album "Five Spontaneous Ones", the trio of Catalan saxophonist Albert Cirera, English/Swiss drummer Nicolas Field and Polish bass player Rafalm Mazur planned a concert at Klub Dragon in Poland, but when Mazur was unavailable, Field & Cirera played the concert as a duo, recording this exceptional sax & drum free jazz album.

Parker, Evan / Paul Lytton: Collective Calls (revisited) (jubilee)
Parker, Evan / Paul Lytton:
Collective Calls (revisited) (jubilee)

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Reprising their 1972 duo album recorded in a loft in London and employing electronics, the duo of saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer John Lytton revisit that collaboration in this studio album recorded in Chicago, a purely acoustic encounter of remarkable dialog that shows the wealth of experience, skill, and camaraderie developed through the last 50 years.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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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.

Rempis / Rosaly Duo: Codes / Myths [2 CDs]
Rempis / Rosaly Duo:
Codes / Myths [2 CDs]

(Aerophonic -- USA )


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Chicago percussionist Frank Rosaly relocated to Amsterdam in 2016, but his 20+ year collaboration & friendship with Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis continues, as evidenced in this live performance at Elastic Arts in 2018 during Rosaly's visit back to the Windy City, rewarding listeners with 2 CDs experiencing the two reacquaint through beautifully paced, adventurous dialog.

 

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