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Septet Recordings


 
Atolon + Chip Shop Music: Public Private
Atolon + Chip Shop Music:
Public Private

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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ChipShop music with Erik Carlsson (percussion), Martin Kuchen (sax & radio), David Lacey (percussion & electronics) and Paul Vogel (computer & clarinet) meet Atolon (Ruth Barberan, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, and Ferran Fages).

Zorn, John: 50Th Birthday Celebration - Volume 11 - Bar Kokhba Sextet
Zorn, John:
50Th Birthday Celebration - Volume 11 - Bar Kokhba Sextet

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Phosphor (Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs): Phosphor II
Phosphor (Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs):
Phosphor II

(Potlatch -- France )


Price: $17.95    




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Electro-acoustic improv from the Phosphor grouping, an amazing set of musicians who began working together in 2001 and have developed a complex and incredible form of interplay.

Blur, Rosco: Stable Chaos
Blur, Rosco:
Stable Chaos

(Red Toucan -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Rosco Blur's groove-based jazz album with a great set of players including Paul Plimey (piano), Dylan van der Schyff (drums), spirited music with the occasional sung-spoken lyric, an album that harkens to the world of Roland Kirk with a modern edge.

Bynum, Taylor Ho: Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]
Bynum, Taylor Ho:
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )


Price: $39.95    




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The 2nd of 3 releases documenting composer/cornetist Taylor Ho Bynums' Navigation project, in 2 LPs of studio recordings with his Sextet: Jim Hobbs on saxophone, Bill Lowe on trombone & tuba, Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibraphone.

Bynum, Taylor Ho: Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs]
Bynum, Taylor Ho:
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )


Price: $23.95    




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The 1st of 3 releases documenting composer/cornetist Taylor Ho Bynums' Navigation project, in 2 CDS of studio recordings with his Sextet: Jim Hobbs on saxophone, Bill Lowe on trombone & tuba, Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibraphone.

Ecstasy Mule: Ecstasy Mule Contemplates Hunting and Drinking When the Rainbow is Enuf
Ecstasy Mule:
Ecstasy Mule Contemplates Hunting and Drinking When the Rainbow is Enuf

(Batterrie -- USA )


Price: $6.95    




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Ecstasy Mule's demented improv blues in a maxi-single presenting 3 version of "Missouri Couple seeks Law Against Hunting + Drinking" from 3 NYC performances.

Element Choir, The & William Parker: At Christ Church Deer Park
Element Choir, The & William Parker:
At Christ Church Deer Park

(Barnyard -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Jean Martin and Christine Duncan lead this Toronto collective with more than 60 choir members in a stunning improvisational setting, here performing at Christ Church Deer Park with NY bassist William Parker.

Falaise, Bernard : Clic
Falaise, Bernard :
Clic

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Guitarist Falaise (Klaxon Gueule, Les Projectionnistes) in pieces that reference Aksak Maboul, Braxton, Beefheart, Donatoni, Les Granules, Nancarrow, Stravinsky, & Wyatt.

fORCH: Spin Networks
fORCH:
Spin Networks

(psi -- Great Britain )


Price: $25.95    




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Foussat, Jean-Marc: Nouvelles
Foussat, Jean-Marc:
Nouvelles

(Potlatch -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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This very strange CD-ROM-enhanced recording combines 20 tracks of what can only be called deliciously weird music coupled with surreal visual images.

 
Halliwell, Graham:
Recorded Delivery

(Confront -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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Saxophonist Halliwell appears here in three duo performances with Rhodri Davies playing E-bowed harp; Steve Roden with extracts from his "resonantlighttones"; and Mark Wastell on tam-tam.

Halvorson, Mary Septet: Illusionary Sea
Halvorson, Mary Septet:
Illusionary Sea

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Mary Halvorson leads her Septet with Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (alto sax), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) & Ches Smith (drums) through 6 original compositions and a Robert Wyatt cover!

Herculaneum: Herculaneum III
Herculaneum:
Herculaneum III

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Ranging from trio to septet, Herculaneum incorporates a chamber aesthetic into modern improvisational aesthetic with graceful expressiveness and compositional power.

Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra: Ashcan Rantings [2 CDs]
Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra:
Ashcan Rantings [2 CDs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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2 CDs from the amazing little big band of bassist Lane, with trumpeters Nate Wooley & Taylor Ho Bynum, saxophonist David Bindman, trombonists Tim Vaughn & Reut Regev, & drummer Igal Foni.

Lane's, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra: New Magical Kingdom
Lane's, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra:
New Magical Kingdom

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Lepage, Robert Marcel: 20 H 17 Rue Darling
Lepage, Robert Marcel:
20 H 17 Rue Darling

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Composer Robert Marcel Lepage arranges a film score for a full-length film by Bernard Emond that is fascinating and enchanting.

Lillinger, Christian's GRUND: Second Reason
Lillinger, Christian's GRUND:
Second Reason

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Drummer Christian Lillinger continues to adapt his band since his 2009 debut GRUND album, "First Reason", here demonstrating his strong skills as a leader, player, and composer.

Lissack, Selwyn: Friendship Next of Kin
Lissack, Selwyn:
Friendship Next of Kin

(DMG ARC -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Lucky 7's: Pluto Junkyard
Lucky 7's:
Pluto Junkyard

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Chicago's Lucky 7 with trombones from Jeb Bishop & Jeff Albert, Josh Berman on cornet, Keefe Jackson on tenor sax, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, &c... essential jazz color and style.

Martin, Jean / Colin Fisher: Little Man on the Boat
Martin, Jean / Colin Fisher:
Little Man on the Boat

(Barnyard -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Drummer and loopster Jean Martin with multi-instrumentalist Colin Fisher in a veritable orchestra of sound resources, inspired and imaginative studio work.

Niggenkemper, Pascal Vision 7: Lucky Prime
Niggenkemper, Pascal Vision 7:
Lucky Prime

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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NY based German-French bassist Pascal Niggenkemper in a European septet with reedist Frank Gratkowski, pianist Eve Risser, violist Frantz Loriot, vibraophonist Els Vandeweyer, voicals Emilie Lesbros, and drummer Christian Lillinger recording at the Loft, Cologne.

Niggli, Lucas Zoom / Arte Quartet: Crash Cruise
Niggli, Lucas Zoom / Arte Quartet:
Crash Cruise

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Percussionist Niggli's group Zoom meets Arte Quartett for a set of Niggli compositions.

Parker, William: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series
Parker, William:
Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Parque: The Earworm Versions
Parque:
The Earworm Versions

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Intermedia artist Ricardo Jacinto with Nuno Torres (sax), Ricardo Jacinto (cello), Andre Sier (electronics), Dino Recio (percussion), Nuno Morao (percussion, melodica) and Joao Pinheiro (percussion, vibes) in a structured improvisation in an electro-acoustic environment.

Pavone, Jessica: Hope Dawson Is Missing
Pavone, Jessica:
Hope Dawson Is Missing

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A beautiful and evocative song cycle that meditates on themes of destruction and rebuilding, migration, falsities and undeniable truths performed with the Toomai String Quartet, and Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara and Emily Manzo.

Phantom Orchard Orchestra: Trouble In Paradise
Phantom Orchard Orchestra:
Trouble In Paradise

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Phantom Orchard, the duo of Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori, is expanded with 5 performers representing some of the most exciting women in modern creative experimental music, releasing a surprising, riveting, and amazing album.

Remote Viewers, The: Nerve Cure
Remote Viewers, The:
Nerve Cure

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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The Remote Viewers' 10th album, with David Petts, Caroline Kraabel, Sue Lynch, Adrian Northover, John Edwards, Rosa Lynch-Northover, and Adam Bohman, in mysterious works of dissonance and wonderfully idiosyncratic expression.

Remote Viewers, The: Pitfall
Remote Viewers, The:
Pitfall

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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David Pett's Remote Viewers with 4 saxophonists and keyboards, and the rhythm section of John Edward and Mark Sanders, complete their noir trilogy with an album blending compositional and improvisational forms in mysteriously dark and satisfying forms.

Remote Viewers, The: To The North
Remote Viewers, The:
To The North

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Dave Petts' Remote Viewers, now a septet of 4 saxophonists, marimba, bassist John Edwards and drummer Mark Sanders, in 7 pieces blending rock and improvisational aesthetics in seductive ways.

Saunders / Thomas /  Parkinson / Davies / Chase / Davies (Edges Ensemble): divisions that could be a
Saunders / Thomas / Parkinson / Davies / Chase / Davies (Edges Ensemble):
divisions that could be autonomous but that comprise the whole

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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6 works from a series of minimal compositions loosely based on the art & writings of Sol LeWitt, performed by the Edges Ensemble: Philip Thomas, James Saunders, Tim Parkinson, Angharad Davies, Stephen Chase & Rhodri Davies.

Sepiasonic: Sepiasonic
Sepiasonic:
Sepiasonic

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )


Price: $13.95    




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The sepiasonic ensemble, originally created by Claudio Puntin, Insa Rudolph and Samuel Rohrer, documented here on Arjunamusic, in improvisations, songs and soundscapes blend voice, 3 flutes, reeds, electronics and song in sublime ways.

Smith, Wadada Leo: Luminous Axis
Smith, Wadada Leo:
Luminous Axis

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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"A relentless music innovator since his early days in the Chicago AACM, Wadada Leo Smith is one of the most consistenly creative composer/performers in new music. In his sixth Tzadik release he once again explores new territory, bringing f...

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Frameworks (1968-73)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble:
Frameworks (1968-73)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Thieke, Michael Unununium: Nachtlieder
Thieke, Michael Unununium:
Nachtlieder

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


Price: $10.00    




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A diverse and fascinating release from clarinetist Michael Thieke, also on zither and providing field recordings, with guitarist Martin Siewert, accordionist Luca Venitucci, and two bassists--Christian Weber & Derek Shirley, and two drummers--Steve Heather and Eric Schaefer.

Virelles, David: Continuum
Virelles, David:
Continuum

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Cuban-born pianist David Virelles in a collaborative effort with legendary drummer Andrew Cyrille, bassist Ben Street, and Cuban folkloric percussionist/poet Roman Diaz, inspired by various aspects of Afro-Cuban religious practices.

Watts, Trevor Moire Music Drum Orchestra: Live in Latin America vol. 1
Watts, Trevor Moire Music Drum Orchestra:
Live in Latin America vol. 1

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Four recordings from the 1990 Latin America Tour of saxophonist Trevor Watts' Moire Music Drum Orchestra, with concerts from Venezuela and Mexico in a band with Nana Tsiboe, Nee-Daku Patato, Nana Appiah, Jojo Yates, Liam Genockey, and Colin Gibson.

Wilson 6tet, Tony: Pearls Before Swine
Wilson 6tet, Tony:
Pearls Before Swine

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Powerful debut from Vancouver guitarist Wilson's 6Tet after 4 years of musical investigations into collective improvisation, melody & noise, meter shifts, African Rhythms, &c.

Zorn, John: A Vision In Blakelight
Zorn, John:
A Vision In Blakelight

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Inspired by the spiritual mythology of William Blake, this is part of Zorn's series of 21st century mystical works, alternately romantic, ominous, ecstatic, driving and meditative.

Barbara Chaffe (Flutes); David Abel (Vln); David Shea (Turntables): Zorn: Elegy - Blue, Yellow, Pink
Barbara Chaffe (Flutes); David Abel (Vln); David Shea (Turntables):
Zorn: Elegy - Blue, Yellow, Pink, Black

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Originally released in Japan in 1992, "Elegy", one of Zorn's most important compositions, creates a mysterious world of erotic perversion.

Mark Feldman (Vln); Marc Ribot (Gtr); Anthony Coleman (Key); Mark Dresser (Bs): Zorn: Kristallnacht
Mark Feldman (Vln); Marc Ribot (Gtr); Anthony Coleman (Key); Mark Dresser (Bs):
Zorn: Kristallnacht

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Zorn, John: The Concealed
Zorn, John:
The Concealed

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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John Zorn brings together two of his most admired groups, Bar Kokhba and The Dreamers, for an album of beautiful, melodic, exuberant and dynamic improvisation performed by a masterful set of players including Joey Baron, Trevor Dunn, John Medeski, &c.

Zorn, John: The Dreamers
Zorn, John:
The Dreamers

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Performed by the players from Electric Masada, The Dreamers combines a lifetime of Zorn's passion for wide-ranging styles and genres in amazing grooves and hooks.

Frey, Jurg : Grizzana and other pieces 2009-2014 [2 CDs]
Frey, Jurg :
Grizzana and other pieces 2009-2014 [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $26.95    




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The Ensemble Grizzana (Ryoko Akama, Mira Benjamin, Richard Craig, Emma Richards, Philip Thomas and Seth Woods) performs a series of delicate and beautiful chamber pieces by Swiss composer and clarinetist Jurg Frey, who also performs on clarinet.

Saunders, James : Assigned #15
Saunders, James :
Assigned #15

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Leading contemporary music ensemble Apartment House perform a new piece developing out of James Saunders's long-term modular project '#unassigned'; the new piece, "assigned #15" creates a mesmeric, dense, jungle-like soundworld across its 45 minutes duration.

Paul, Leah: Trenza
Paul, Leah:
Trenza

(Skirl -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Flutist Leah Paul presents two engaging compositions in multiple movements, performed with a chamber ensemble of Chris Speed (reeds), Rob Jost (french horn), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Peter Sachon (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Ben Kono (oboe) and Michel Gentile (flute).

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur
Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa): Echo Echo Mi
Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa):
Echo Echo Mirror House

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Composer/saxophonist Braxton performed "Composition NO 347 + 62'37" " at the 2011 Victo Festival with the "super-group" of Braxton alumni - Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jessica Pavone, Jay Rozen, Aaron Siegel, Carl Testa", on their respective instruments + iPods.

Mecha Fixes Clock: Beau Comme un Aeroport
Mecha Fixes Clock:
Beau Comme un Aeroport

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Percussionist Michel F Cote takes his Mecha Fixes Clocks ensemble (Philippe Lauzier-sax, Elwood Epps-trumpet, Jean Rene-sax, Pierre-Yves Martel-feedback, Bernard Falaise-guitar, Guillaume Dostaler-piano) on a compelling audio tour of air travel.

Lundbom, Jon & Big Five Chord: Jeremiah
Lundbom, Jon & Big Five Chord:
Jeremiah

(Hot Cup Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Guitarist Lundbom expands his Big Five Chord of Jon Irabagon (sax), Bryan Murray (sax), Moppa Elliott (bass) and Dan Monaghan (drums) to include Sam Kulik on trombone and Justin Wood (sax & flute) for a dynamic album of power jazz named after the prophet Jeremiah.

De Looze, Bram  (D Looze / St-Louis / Levin / Van Hemmen / Van Der Werf / Verheyen / Ullmann): Septy
De Looze, Bram (D Looze / St-Louis / Levin / Van Hemmen / Van Der Werf / Verheyen / Ullmann):
Septych

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Young Belgian pianist & composer Bram De Looze in a new Septych (septet) orchestrated with two cellos, three horns, piano and drums from a tremendous set of players: Daniel Levin, Gebhard Ullmann, Robin Verheyen, Lester St-Louis, Bo Van Der Werf and Flin Van Hemmen.

Rutherford, Paul: Chicago 2002
Rutherford, Paul:
Chicago 2002

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Rutherford's appearance at Chicago's Empty Bottle Festival in 2002, his first visit to the US as a lead performer, performing this incredible 31 minute trombone solo, and then organising a septet with Jeb Bishop, Lol Coxhill, Mats Gustafsson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler & Kjell Nordeson.

Brady, Tim : Topology: Scat
Brady, Tim :
Topology: Scat

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Tim Brady in an extraordinary collaboration mixing his rhythmic, jazz-influenced chamber music with Australia's dynamic and virtuosic Topology ensemble.

Cartier, Pierre: Les fleurs du tapis
Cartier, Pierre:
Les fleurs du tapis

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Melodic music recorded live in a Quebec church in 1989 with Jean-Denis Levasseur and Jean Derome on saxophones, Pierre Cartier on bass, and Pierre Tanguay on percussion.

Labrosse, Diane: Petit traite de Sagesse pratique
Labrosse, Diane:
Petit traite de Sagesse pratique

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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A collection of miniature songs with mocking, satirical lyrics that reform out-of-date proverbs into modern pearls of wisdom, paired with improvisation and written composition.

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio, Trio + Joelle Leandre: Carrousel -and- Can You Smile
Ceccaldi, Theo Trio, Trio + Joelle Leandre:
Carrousel -and- Can You Smile

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $21.95    




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Two albums together. "Carrousel": The Paris based Theo Ceccaldi Trio crosses improv with chamber music in a string trio of lyrical, subtle and advanced improvisation. "Can You Smile": Ceccarelli expands his trio with bassist/free vocalist Joelle Leandre for rich, interactive improvisation.

Labrosse / Lauzier / Tanguay: Paletuvier (rouge)
Labrosse / Lauzier / Tanguay:
Paletuvier (rouge)

(&Records -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Paletuvier, or "mangrove", is part of a color series where Labrosse, Lauzier and Tanguay use close-miked acoustic instruments to create an ecosystem of sound in subtle and rich interplay.

Brady, Tim / Bradyworks, Quatuor Molinari: My 20th Century (CD + DVD) [DVD]
Brady, Tim / Bradyworks, Quatuor Molinari:
My 20th Century (CD + DVD) [DVD]

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Tim Brady with Bradyworks and Quatuor Molinari in a CD/DVD release of four synchronized musical, video & theater works, ambitious and fascinating compositional pieces.

Braxton, Anthony Sextet: (Victoriaville) 2005
Braxton, Anthony Sextet:
(Victoriaville) 2005

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Boeren, Eric 4tet: Song for Tracy the Turtle - Live in Brugge 2004
Boeren, Eric 4tet:
Song for Tracy the Turtle - Live in Brugge 2004

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Dutch improvisers cornetist Eric Boeren, saxophonist Michael Moore, bassist Wilbert de Joode with drummer Paul Lovens performing live in 2004 at Concertgebouw, Brugge.

Cage. Schlothauer: For Seven Players
Cage. Schlothauer:
For Seven Players

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Burkhard Schlothauer presents two works by John Cage written for septet, using indeterminacy in a score where each instrumental part is given twenty time brackets, allowing overlapping sounds which will be shaped depending on choices from each performer.

Braxton, Anthony : Trio (Victoriaville) 2007
Braxton, Anthony :
Trio (Victoriaville) 2007

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Braxton's Diamond Curtain Wall Trio with Mary Halvorson and Taylor Ho Bynum live using laptop and interactive electronics at the 24th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville.

Niggenkemper, Pascal: 7eme Continent: Talking Trash
Niggenkemper, Pascal: 7eme Continent:
Talking Trash

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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With 2 clarinetists--Joris Ruhl and Joachim Badenhorst--and 2 prepared pianists--Eve Risser and Philip Zoubek--plus flutist Julian Elvira, leader/bassist Pascal Niggenkemper explores his "different twins" concept in 9 uniquely orchestrated and impressive improvisations.

Poliks, Marek : Hull Treader
Poliks, Marek :
Hull Treader

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Referencing sci-fi, C.S. Lewis, and alien worlds, the compositions of Marek Poliks each have a central metaphor like alien environment and warmth, spaceship and cradling, performed by ensembles using traditional and electronic instruments and objects.

Braxton, Anthony : 3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]
Braxton, Anthony :
3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]

(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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1st studio recordings of Echo Echo Mirror House Music, a framework where musicians Braxton, Halvorson, Bynum, Pavone, Testa, Siegel, & Rozen navigate scores combining cartography and graphic notation on instruments plus iPods with samples from Braxton's recorded discography.

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Withdrawal (1966/7)[REISSUE]
Spontaneous Music Ensemble:
Withdrawal (1966/7)[REISSUE]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Featuring the earliest published recordings of Barry Guy & Evan Parker, percussionist John Steven's presents transitional sextet and septet performances of his groundbreaking free improv group from 1966 & '67 with Trevor Watts, Paul Rutherford, Kenny Wheeler, and Derek Bailey.

Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper /  Loriot / Roig):
Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper / Loriot / Roig):
Ljubljana

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Active since 2013, this ever-changing band was formed by multi-reedist Joachim Badenhorst, blending jazz, post-rock, noise, lo- fi, psychedelica, and ambient music into a potent brew, as heard here in this septet rendering performing live at the 2015 Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

Edelin, Michel Quartet: Resurgence
Edelin, Michel Quartet:
Resurgence

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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French artists Michel Edelin (flute), Jacques Di Donato (reeds), Jean-Jacques Avenel (bass) and Simon Goubert (drums) in a melodic and creative jazz album that surprises in beautiful and unusual compositional structures.

Eisenstadt, Harris: Canada Day III
Eisenstadt, Harris:
Canada Day III

(Songlines -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Released along with "Canada Day Octet", this new release presents drummer Eisenstadt's quintet with Nate Wooley (trumpet), Matt Bauder (sax), Chris Dingman (vibes) and Garth Stevenson (bass) in an album of great tunes and spirited playing.

AMP Stringency: Universe of Amp
AMP Stringency:
Universe of Amp

(Meta Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Marcus, Michael: Lotus Symphony
Marcus, Michael:
Lotus Symphony

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $16.95    




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Dowtown reed player Michael Marcus concentrates on clarinet on this set of original compositions recorded in the spring of 2008 in a variety of band configurations.

Lehman, Steve (feat. HPrizm / Gaston Bandimic / Maciek Lasserre): Selebeyone
Lehman, Steve (feat. HPrizm / Gaston Bandimic / Maciek Lasserre):
Selebeyone

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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NY saxophonist Steve Lehman merges his sophisticated jazz roots with the experimental hip-hop community, including French saxophonist Maciek Lasserre, vocalists HPrizm & Gaston Bandimic alongside bassist Drew Gress, drummer Damion Reid, and pianist Carlos Homs.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dedalus: Distances Ouies Dites
Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dedalus:
Distances Ouies Dites

(Potlatch -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Composer Jean-Luc Guionnet wrote "Distances ouies Dites" ("Distances: Hearsay") for the 7-piece Dedalus Ensemble, who are positioned in separate rooms at Le Consortium, each having to use the features of the room and distance from each other to confer liked musical ideas.

Fond of Tigers: Uninhabit
Fond of Tigers:
Uninhabit

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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The 4th album in 14 years from this instrumental Vancouver 7-piece avant rock band exploring both heavy and beautiful sonic environments; the band shares members with The Tony Wilson 6Tet, Dark Blue World, Aeroplane Trio, with Drip Audio leader Jesse Zubot on violin.

Dresser, Mark Seven (Mitchell / Ehrlich / Boroff / Dessen / White / Black): Sedimental You
Dresser, Mark Seven (Mitchell / Ehrlich / Boroff / Dessen / White / Black):
Sedimental You

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Downtown NY scene pioneering bassist, currently on the West Coast, Mark Dresser presents an album of original compositions performed with an amazing septet including Marty Ehrlich, Jim Black, Joshua White, Michael Dessen, David Morales Borof, and Nicole Mitchell.

Lindvall, Johan: Solo / Ensemble [2 CDs]
Lindvall, Johan:
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(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Swedish composer and pianist Johan Lindvall in a series of 27 works performed solo or in an ensemble with Vilde Sandve Alnaes (violin), Kristine Tjogersen(clarinet), Jan Martin Gismervik(percussion), Henrik Munkeby Norstebo(trombone), Ina Sagstuen(voice), & Fredrik Rasten(guitar).

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
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(RogueArt -- France )


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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]
Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )


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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Henry Cow: Vol. 2: 1974-5
Henry Cow:
Vol. 2: 1974-5

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow.

Smith, Linda Catlin : Drifter [2 CDs]
Smith, Linda Catlin :
Drifter [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Ten pieces dating from 1995 to 2015 from Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith, performed by Quatuor Bozzini and Apartment House, the first in Another Timbre's Canadian Composer series, a 2-CD release focusing on Smith's "equal and simultaneous drive toward abstraction and lyricism" in slowly developing, lush and sophisticated compositions.

Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini: Chants et danses  ...with strings (Vol. III)
Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini:
Chants et danses ...with strings (Vol. III)

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


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Taking two of Montreal's most vital musicians, guitarist Rene Lussier and clarinetist Robert Lepage, and joining them with the far-ranging string quartet Le Quatuor Bozzini for a stunning album that merges chamber music, noise music, and improvisation without leaving behind melody, intention and direction; magnificent!

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
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(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Bica, Carlos & Azul: Things About
Bica, Carlos & Azul:
Things About

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Double bassist and composer Carlos Bica's Azul with guitarist Frank Mobus and drummer Jim Black in their 5th album, bringing jazz and elements of rock together into a lyrical and alluring set of recordings.

 

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