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Septet Recordings


 
Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs: Phosphor 2 Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs:
Phosphor 2

(Potlatch -- France )

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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.

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 )

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

Feza, Mongezi  / Rosengren Quartet, Bernt: Free Jam [2 CDs] Feza, Mongezi / Rosengren Quartet, Bernt:
Free Jam [2 CDs]

(Ayler -- Sweden )

Price: $23.95    

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Double disc of South-African trumpeter Mongezi Feza, who worked with Robert Wyatt, Henry Cow, &c, from 1972 recordings in an amazing group of Swedish improvisers.

Fire!: You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago [CD] Fire!:
You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago [CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $15.26    

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The new Swedish grouping of Mats Gustafsson on reeds and electronics, bassist/guitarist Johan Berthling and drummer Andreas Werlin, hypnotic and psychedelic sounding "jazz".

fORCH: Spin Networks fORCH:
Spin Networks

(psi -- Great Britain )

Price: $25.95    

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  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.

Herculaneum: Herculaneum III Herculaneum:
Herculaneum III

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $13.95    

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

Lacy, Steve / Brion Gysin: Songs Lacy, Steve / Brion Gysin:
Songs

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $13.95    

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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.

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

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95    

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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.

Mitterer, Wolfgang: Radio Fractal / Beat Music [2 CDs] Mitterer, Wolfgang:
Radio Fractal / Beat Music [2 CDs]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $22.95    

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Six musicians play along with Wolfgang Mitterer's one hour and fifty-four minute computer track which leaves ample room for free improvisation, mixing contemporary composition with electronic and jazz music.

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $13.95    

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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.

Oxley, Tony with Bailey / Rutherford / Thomas / &c.: A Birthday Tribute - 75 Years Oxley, Tony with Bailey / Rutherford / Thomas / &c.:
A Birthday Tribute - 75 Years

(Incus -- UK )

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Five recordings, 2 from 1977 at Tempo Natural and 3 from 1993, where Tony Oxley leads various permutations of improvisers Derek Bailey, Paul Rutherford, Pat Thomas, Matt Wand, Phillip Wachsmann, Ian Brighton; outstanding!

Parque: The Earworm Versions Parque:
The Earworm Versions

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

Price: $11.95    

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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.

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

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )

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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 )

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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.

Sepiasonic: Sepiasonic Sepiasonic:
Sepiasonic

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

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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.

Sun Ra Arkestra: Sunrise In Different Dimensions Sun Ra Arkestra:
Sunrise In Different Dimensions

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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3rd edition of this great live recording of Sun Ra and his Arkestra from 1980 in Switzerland, originally released as a double LP, and remastered for CD in 2010.

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.

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

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

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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.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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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.

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields:
Akra Kampoj

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.

Paul, Leah: Trenza Paul, Leah:
Trenza

(Skirl -- USA )

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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 )

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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 )

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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.

Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack: ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack:
...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire

(Singlespeed Music -- USA )

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A 4-part suite from oboe/english hornist Kyle Bruckman based on Thomas Pynchon's early novels, exhilarating jazz performed with Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Tim Daisy (drums), Jen Paulson (viola) and Anton Hatwich (bass).

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 )

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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 )

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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.

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.

Gorfinkel, Dale: Switches & Hose [VINYL] Gorfinkel, Dale:
Switches & Hose [VINYL]

(Splitrec -- Australia )

Price: $22.95    

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Dale Gorfinkel is a multi-instrumentalist, improvisor, instrument creator and installation artist, creating unexpected aural environments exploring acoustic phenomena or creating acoustic sculptures using common materials like switches, balloons, hoses, cages, &c.

Boyko, DB / Duncan, Christine / Martin, Jean: Idiolalla Boyko, DB / Duncan, Christine / Martin, Jean:
Idiolalla

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Vocalists DB Boyko and Christine Duncan turn gibberish into improvised poetry while accompanied by drummer Jean Martin who uses multi-timbered objects to create beautiful and absurd music.

Freedman, Lori: 3 Freedman, Lori:
3

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Clarinetist Lori Freedman brought together 3 distinct trios over the course of 3 consecutive nights with a total of 6 other Montreal musicians for live encounters of improvisation.

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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Heumen, Robert van : Fury Heumen, Robert van :
Fury

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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Dutch improviser van Heumen (N Collective, OfficeR, &c.) in a dynamic and shifting solo work of laptop electronics, noise textures, and text.

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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.

Blake, Ran with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy: That Certain Feeling Blake, Ran with Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy:
That Certain Feeling

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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2010 master of this 1990 classic, not your average book of standards, pianist Blake takes an unusual and broad take on Gershwin with the help of saxophonists Ricky Ford and Steve Lacy.

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: $14.95    

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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.

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

(Meta Records -- Germany )

Price: $11.95    

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Blanc, Michel: Les Onze Tableaux De L'escouade Blanc, Michel:
Les Onze Tableaux De L'escouade

(D'Autres Cordes -- France )

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French jazz and rock drummer Blanc in an album of extended compositions using unique structures and vocal styles, fascinating colors and tones for unusual works.

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:
Solo / Ensemble [2 CDs]

(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).

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 )

Price: $19.95    

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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.

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):
Decline

(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.

Meurs! + Apolune: Meurs! + Apolune Meurs! + Apolune:
Meurs! + Apolune

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A co-production between BeCoq Records and Creative Sources, the quartet of saxophonist Mathhiew Lebrun with 3 guitarists--Leo Rathier, Paul Menard, and Thomas Coquelet--use preparations, feedbacks, glass, cymbals, microswitches, and unusual sax techniques to create unusual sonic environments that ebb and flow in introspective and disquieting 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.

Labrosse, Diane : Musique Pour Objets en Voie de Disparition Labrosse, Diane :
Musique Pour Objets en Voie de Disparition

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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"Blindfolded" manipulations by Labrosse of recordings from an amazing set of Montreal improvisers to create eight flashbacks to a bygone daily sonic life.

Brady, Tim / Bradyworks: 24 Frames - Scatter [2 CDs] Brady, Tim / Bradyworks:
24 Frames - Scatter [2 CDs]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Montreal creative guitarist Tim Brady and his Bradyworks (Lori Freedman, Karen Young, &c) performing 6 duos for electric guitar with other instruments, and 12 compositions for electric guitar (with and without effects pedals).

Schindler, Udo: Botenstoffe Schindler, Udo:
Botenstoffe

(Confront -- UK )

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A series of duo recordings between saxophonist, clarinetist and cornet player Udo Schindler and pianists, all recorded at Schindler's Salon for Sound and Art at Krailing, Germany between 2013 and 2016, with Claudia Ulla Binder, Masako Ohta, Elisabeth Harnik, Katharnia Weber, and Lisa Ullen; song titles taken from SONDAGEN (Soundings) in memory of poet Thomas Kling.

Waeckerle, Emmanuelle : Ode (owed) to O [2 CDs] Waeckerle, Emmanuelle :
Ode (owed) to O [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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London-based composer Emmanuelle Waeckerle in a project of spoken word, flute and melodica with contributors including Antoine Beuger, using minimal and multiple narrations in texts that blend erotic literature, conceptual writing and verbal scores, presented as 2 Scores for voice(s) and instrument(s) based upon Pauline Reage's "Story of O".

Blanc, Michel : Le Miroir des Ondes Blanc, Michel :
Le Miroir des Ondes

(Ayler -- France )

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Percussionist Michel Blanc's astounding 12-part work was composed around news events that occurred between 1972-89, in a tour-de-force of music drawing from improvised music, RIO oriented rock, and concrete sound; with Marc Ducret, Annabelle Playe, Anne Gimenez, & Antonin Rayon.

Garcia, Miguel A. : Argiope Garcia, Miguel A. :
Argiope

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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String Theory: Heptaphonies String Theory:
Heptaphonies

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Drawing its name from the seven members making up this string ensemble led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, String Theory complements the concurrent Lisbon String Trio albums by magnifying concepts in freely improvised string interactions, using unusual harmonics, melodic and percussive approaches to instruments, and quickly moving quietly intense interaction.

McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon R McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon Reid, CX Kidtronik):
Silenced [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )

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A six track album from drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II written about the abuse of force from those charged to protect us, in a series of duos with amazing performances from guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Arnold Lee, bassist Melvin Gibbs, bassist Dave Hofstra, guitarist Vernon Reid, and drummer/keyboardist CX KIDTRONIX; disturbing and important work.

Buechi, Sarah: Contradiction Of Happiness Buechi, Sarah:
Contradiction Of Happiness

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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An engaging set of modern jazz songs from Swiss singer Sarah Buechi in a septet of primarily string players + drums, expanding her more typical quartet, each composition imbuing a lyrical sense of drama and expressiveness around sophisticated and cosmopolitan themes, her seductive voice interacting with the band and giving her players space to improvise.

Free Music Septet: Meandros e Vertentes Free Music Septet:
Meandros e Vertentes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A live recording from the acoustic septet Free Music 7tet of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Luiz Rocha (clarinets), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Eduardo Chagas (trombone), and (piano), Hernani Faustino (double bass) and Paulo Ferreira Lopes (drums), performing at O'Culto da Ajuda, for five improvisations from active free improv to lowercase exploration.

Gisler, Fabin / John Schroder / Colin Vallon / Henrik Walsdorf: Backyard Poets Gisler, Fabin / John Schroder / Colin Vallon / Henrik Walsdorf:
Backyard Poets

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Cassiers, Lynn: Imaginary Band Cassiers, Lynn:
Imaginary Band

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Composer, vocalist and electronics artist Lynn Cassiers' new septet with Sylvain Debaisieux (soprano and tenor saxophone), Ananta Roossens (violin), Niels Van Heertum (euphonium), Erik Vermeulen (piano), Manolo Cabras (double bass) and Marek Patrman (drums) in their adventurous debut album blending improv, pop aesthetics, electronics, dreamlike voice, and solid playing.

Mezei, Szilard Septet: Hajnali APN Mezei, Szilard Septet:
Hajnali APN

(FMR -- UK )

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Serbian violinist and composer Szilard Mezei's septet in a recording for KCNS Novi Sad from 2015, three tracks of contemporarily orchestrated free improvisation performing three extended Mezei compositions, sophisticated works with effortlessly elaborate structures affording his septet opportunity in group interplay and well-developed soloing, a great achievement.

Smith, Linda Catlin: Wanderer Smith, Linda Catlin:
Wanderer

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Eight sophisticated chamber pieces composed by Linda Catlin Smith and realized by the Canadian Apartment House ensemble, including a solo piano performed by Philip Thomas, a piano duo with Thomas and Mark Knoop, and works for percussion & cello, 2 quintet pieces for strings, percussion and winds, and two 7-piece conducted works with two percussionists, strings and brass.

Mezei, Szilard Septet: Veres Pancel Mezei, Szilard Septet:
Veres Pancel

(FMR -- UK )

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Vojvodinian composer and violist Szilard Mezei formed this septet in 2005, his 3rd chamber group with a distinctly free jazz voice, citing influences Gyorgy Szabados, Anthony Braxton, Bela Bartok, Witold Lutoslawsky, Gyoryg Ligeti, Jimmy Giuffre, Steve Lacy, Mal Waldron, to which we would add Eric Dolphy, here in their second FMR album capturing a live concert in Serbia, 2018.

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(Evil Clown -- USA )

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PEK and Yuri Zbitnov lead the Metal Chaos Ensemble, here in a septet rendering of this Boston-area free improvising group that embraces an impressive arsenal of percussive, electronic and acoustic instruments, using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation.

Mengelberg, Misha / Peter Brotzmann / Evan Parker / Peter Bennink / Paul Rutherford / Derek Bailey / Mengelberg, Misha / Peter Brotzmann / Evan Parker / Peter Bennink / Paul Rutherford / Derek Bailey / Han Bennink :
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(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Authoritative and playful free improvisation in the European Free Jazz style, this 1978 album on Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink's Instant Composers Pool (ICP) label, included the pianist and drummer along with Peter Brotzmann, Peter Bennink and Evan Paker on sax, Paul Rutherford on trombone, and Derek Bailey on guitar, in a much-need reissue of this seminal album.

J. & F. Band, The (Fonda / Jaimoe / Tononi + Bjorkenheim, Caruso, Mandarini, Paganelli): From The Ro J. & F. Band, The (Fonda / Jaimoe / Tononi + Bjorkenheim, Caruso, Mandarini, Paganelli):
From The Roots To The Sky [2 CDs]

(Long Song Records -- Canada )

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Outstanding instrumental work as New York improvising bassist Joe Fonda and Allman Brothers drummer Jaimoe join forces with Italian jazz musicians Tiziano Tononi, Alberto Mandarini, Gianluigi Paganelli, Beppe Caruso and Finnish guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim, plus a host of guest musicians, as they hybridize jazz, rock, blues, avant and jam music with consummate skill.

 

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