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Abrams, Muhal Richard: Vision Towards Essence Abrams, Muhal Richard:
Vision Towards Essence

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Agnel, Sophie: Capsizing Moments Agnel, Sophie:
Capsizing Moments

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95    

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Sophie Agnel uses a startling array of objects and techniques in playing inside the prepared piano, demonstrated in these digital concerts recordings from 2008.

Alcorn, Susan: Soledad Alcorn, Susan:
Soledad

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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

Angeli, Paolo : Sale Quanto Basta Angeli, Paolo :
Sale Quanto Basta

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Paolo Angeli presents an experimental album that explores the entire range of his modified, extended, and prepared Sardinian guitar with beautiful compositions that defy categorization.

Angeli, Paolo: Bucato Angeli, Paolo:
Bucato

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Angeli, Paolo: Tibi  (Hybrid Disc - CD + Video) Angeli, Paolo:
Tibi (Hybrid Disc - CD + Video)

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.95    

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The DVD movie and CD soundtrack of 10 years of Nanni Angeli's photo documentation of the strange story of Paolo Angelis exotic, extended giant Sardinian guitar.

Arcane Device (Myers, David Lee): Engines of Myth Arcane Device (Myers, David Lee):
Engines of Myth

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Ariel: Origami Ariel:
Origami

(Kadima -- Israel )

Price: $13.95    

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Piano prodigy Ariel, performing complex jazz compositions at the age of 9 (!) with infuences from Matthew Shipp, John Hicks, Kirk Lightsey, Uri Caine, Aaron Goldberg, &c.

Bailey, Derek: Standards Bailey, Derek:
Standards

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Bailey, Derek: Ballads Bailey, Derek:
Ballads

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Bailey, Derek: New Sights, Old Sounds [2 CDs] Bailey, Derek:
New Sights, Old Sounds [2 CDs]

(Incus -- UK )

Price: $27.95    

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A much-needed reissue of Derek Bailey's 1978 2-CD Japanese release on the Morgue label, the first disc a series of studio improvisations and the second presenting two live performances in Nagoya and Kalavinka.

Bailey, Derek: Pieces For Guitar 1966 - 67 Bailey, Derek:
Pieces For Guitar 1966 - 67

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Bailey, Derek: Playing for Friends on 5th Street [DVD] Bailey, Derek:
Playing for Friends on 5th Street [DVD]

(Straw2Gold -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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Blonk, Jaap: Keynote Dialogues Blonk, Jaap:
Keynote Dialogues

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $14.95    

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Thirteen tracks by Avant vocalist Jaap Blonk using unusual techniques and electronics in his own original compositions and works for Thelonious Monk, Dylan Thomas, etc.

Blonk, Jaap: Lifespans Blonk, Jaap:
Lifespans

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

Price: $17.95    

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Legendary improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk in a solo work, a mesmerizing and hallucinating piece of electronic music presenting myriads of voices and melodies that never repeat themselves.

Brady, Tim: Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks Brady, Tim:
Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Making extensive use of sampling and computer electronics, composer and guitarist Tim Brady combines a major work for 20 guitars on his debut record for Ambiances Magnetiques.

Braida, Alberto: Talus Braida, Alberto:
Talus

(Nuscope -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Improvising pianist Alberto Braida combines the styles of jazz, 20th Century music, and European piano improvisation to create his own unique method of piano playing.

Browne, Mark: Genial Decay Browne, Mark:
Genial Decay

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95    

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Using sopranino, sorano and decayed tenor saxophone, Mark Brown recorded these unusual improvisations, generating a huge variety of sounds and tones, and then constructing those recordings into this curious and captivating 40 minute work.

Butcher, John: Bell Trove Spools Butcher, John:
Bell Trove Spools

(Northern Spy -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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UK saxophone phenomenon John Butcher in 10 live solo recordings using the unique sonic environments of Richmond Hall, a Houston art gallery that has been compared to a bowling alley, and Issue Project Room's high-ceilinged marble room in Brooklyn, NY.

Catera, Damian: Radio deComposition Catera, Damian:
Radio deComposition

(Harsh House -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Chadbourne, Eugene: At Clouds and Water Jan 12-1979 Chadbourne, Eugene:
At Clouds and Water Jan 12-1979

(Chadula -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Chadbourne, Eugene: End to Slavery Chadbourne, Eugene:
End to Slavery

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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Chadbourne, Eugene: Old Time Banjo Chadbourne, Eugene:
Old Time Banjo

(Relax -- France )

Price: $12.95    

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Chrysakis, Thanos: ΕΚΝΗΨΙΣ Chrysakis, Thanos:
ΕΚΝΗΨΙΣ

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

Price: $17.95    

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Aural Terrains label leader and electronic composer Thanos Chrysakis in a work in three movements based on a blending of electronics and acoustic instruments.

Cipani, Nicola: The Ill-Tempered Piano Cipani, Nicola:
The Ill-Tempered Piano

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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Twenty-four engrossing improvisations by Nicola Cipani that were made on broken and untuned pianos, keyboards, and even a clavichord that the artist found, from recordings over a two-year period across New York City.

Coluccino, Osvaldo: Oltreorme Coluccino, Osvaldo:
Oltreorme

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Italian composer Osvaldo Coluccino performed these minimal works using acoustic objects only: no musical instruments, no power tools, nor appliances, nor other electric machines, and no post electronic processing.

Cordier, Eric: Osorezan (Selected Field Recording 1993 - 2006) Cordier, Eric:
Osorezan (Selected Field Recording 1993 - 2006)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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From an exploration of volcanoes in Japan to the ambience of a nap in France, composer Eric Cordier organizes field recordings made in his travels to create exotic and engaging audio environments that transport the listener.

Costa, Simao: ANO PRE CAU TION PER CU SSION ON SHORT CIRCUIT Costa, Simao:
ANO PRE CAU TION PER CU SSION ON SHORT CIRCUIT

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Portuguese composer and pianist Simao Costa in an album of solo prepared piano in the style of John Cage, using transducers, speaker & objects, paced like a Morton Feldman composition, balancing tones and percussive sound in exquisite compositions.

Cusack, Peter: Where Is the Green Parrot? Cusack, Peter:
Where Is the Green Parrot?

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Cutler, Chris: Solo Cutler, Chris:
Solo

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.95    

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Cymerman, Jeremiah: Purification / Dissolution Cymerman, Jeremiah:
Purification / Dissolution

(5049 Records -- USA )

Price: $5.18    

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Clarinetist Jeremiah Cymerman's solo work with clarinet, electronics and amplifier is a dark and aggressive work that mutates the potential of the single reed into a monstrous instrument of surprising properties.

Dadge, Chris : Bin 15 [3-inch CDR] Dadge, Chris :
Bin 15 [3-inch CDR]

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $8.95    

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Percussionist Chris Dadge recorded these two drones using amplified cymbals, violin, and snare drum inside a replica of a Saskatchewan-prairies-style grain silo erected by artist Mark Lowe at the 2011 Calgary Folk Festival.

Dadge, Chris: Near and Distant Skies Dadge, Chris:
Near and Distant Skies

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $10.95    

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Drummer and percussionist Chris Dadge plays a personal set that was recorded live and includes a variety of percussive stylings varying from minimal ideas to junk-oriented textural play.

Day, Terry: Interruptions Day, Terry:
Interruptions

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95    

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Terry Day plays a wide variety of instruments including piano, saxophones, drums, cello, mandolin, voice and many more in these analogue studio recordings made between 1978 and 1981.

Denley, Jim: Through Fire, Crevice and The Hidden Valley Denley, Jim:
Through Fire, Crevice and The Hidden Valley

(Splitrec -- Australia )

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Recorded live in an Australian National Park on a 15-day walk, saxophonist Jim Denley performs solo on the alto saxophone in response to and in conversation with the environment around him using the natural acoustics of this rugged and awe-inspiring region.

Dimuzio, Thomas: Headlock Dimuzio, Thomas:
Headlock

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Djupvik, Ola: Idiophonics Djupvik, Ola:
Idiophonics

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95    

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Recorded and performed without loops, overlays or other technological aid, Norwegian drummer and composer Ola Djupvik explores his limits in a mix of European free improvisation, minimalism and contemporary composers like John Cage and Morton Feldman.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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

Drake, Bob: 13 Songs and a Thing Drake, Bob:
13 Songs and a Thing

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Drake, Bob: The Skull Mailbox Drake, Bob:
The Skull Mailbox

(Crumbling Tones -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.00    

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Draksler, Kaja: The Lives of Many Others Draksler, Kaja:
The Lives of Many Others

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $13.95    

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Influenced by Cecil Taylor, Kaja Draksler is a Slovene piano player living in Amsterdam, performing inside and out of the piano in a unique style that approaches performing as a vision of the piano as a miniature orchestra.

Duchesne, Andre: Reflexions Duchesne, Andre:
Reflexions

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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A solo poetic album by Andre Duchesne on acoustic guitar playing 14 beautiful songs.

Ducret, Marc: Tower, Vol. 4 Ducret, Marc:
Tower, Vol. 4

(Ayler -- France )

Price: $14.95    

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Marc Ducret's Tower series continues, skipping a beat as we jump from Vol 2. to Vol. 4, in this live solo acoustic guitar release from his 2012 Baltic tour, where he reassembles and builds bridges to offer a new vision of the Tower's cycle.

Edwards, Michael: For Rei As A Doe (for piano and computer) Edwards, Michael:
For Rei As A Doe (for piano and computer)

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

Price: $17.95    

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UK Composer Michael Edwards wrote these quiet compositions using his "slippery chicken" software, originally written as a challenge to pianist Rei Nakamura, in contrast to his technical skills, instead requiring pensive accuracy over a steady line of quiet chords.

Falaise, Bernard: Do Falaise, Bernard:
Do

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Bernard Falaise's debut solo album in 15 peieces for guitar ensembles played by one guitarist with the help of overdubbing and digital processing.

Favre, Pierre: Drums And Dreams: Drum Conversation/Abanaba/Mountain Wind [3 CDs] Favre, Pierre:
Drums And Dreams: Drum Conversation/Abanaba/Mountain Wind [3 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $39.95    

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First-time CD releases of three Pierre Favre solo albums from 40 years ago: Drum Conversations [originally an LP from Calig-Verlag label]; Abanaba [LP on Futura]; Mountain Wind [LP on Gemini].

Favriou, Fabrice: Phases Favriou, Fabrice:
Phases

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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Six distinct "phases" of entrancing drones performed on an unprepared but slightly damaged harmonium by French improviser Monsieur Favriou, demonstrating the timbral range of the pedal-pumped reed organ.

Freedman, Lori: a un moment donne Freedman, Lori:
a un moment donne

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Solo clarinetist Lori Freedman in 13 new pieces of improvisation for soprano and bass clarinets that are vibrant, captivating, and full of texture.

Frisell, Bill: Silent Comedy Frisell, Bill:
Silent Comedy

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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A remarkable solo guitar CD from Bill Frisell, filled with complex harmonies, bizarre voicings, rich orchestral sonorities, intense screams, delicate phrasing, wild noises and an incredible simultaneity.

Frith, Fred: Accidental Frith, Fred:
Accidental

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Frith, Fred: Clearing Frith, Fred:
Clearing

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Frith, Fred: Guitar Solos Frith, Fred:
Guitar Solos

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Frith, Fred: Prints Frith, Fred:
Prints

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $11.96    

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Fujii, Satoko: Gen Himmel Fujii, Satoko:
Gen Himmel

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.95    

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A hauntingly beautiful set of solo piano works from Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii, subtle work that belies her incredible techincal skill through beautifully paced and meditative music.

Gintas K: nota demo Gintas K:
nota demo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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Lithuanian sound and industrial artist Gintas K (Gintas Kraptavicius) in an album of abstract electronics composed on the computer, 11 tracks of burbling and glitching sound.

Graewe, Georg: Fantasiestucke I-XIII Graewe, Georg:
Fantasiestucke I-XIII

(Nuscope -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Georg Graewe in a series of 13 piano fantasies from 2 to 7 minutes long, non-idiomatic improvisation incorporating diverse modern styles in rich variety, from introspective work to elaborate and inventive playing using great technical and dramatic control.

Grimal, Alexandra / Giovanni Di Domenico: Chergui [2 CDs] Grimal, Alexandra / Giovanni Di Domenico:
Chergui [2 CDs]

(Ayler -- France )

Price: $24.95    

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Saxophonist Alexandra Grimal recorded this double CD with pianist Giovanni Di Domenico a the Theatre Du Chatelet, in Paris, France, for adventurous dialog in a dynamic set of original Di Domenico compositions plus freely improvised work, both duo and solo.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc: Non-Organic Bias [2 CDs] Guionnet, Jean-Luc:
Non-Organic Bias [2 CDs]

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

Price: $15.95    

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Stepping away from the saxophone, composer/improviser Jean-Luc Guionnet presents two large compositions for the organ, each taking a single CD to explore the organ's border effects, resonances, natural saturations, all artefacts that sign the acoustic, analogic, digital, process.

Hetu, Joane: Seule dans les chants Hetu, Joane:
Seule dans les chants

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Joane Hetu in her first solo album for alto saxophone and voice that is poetic and intimate.

Jones, A.F.: Rearward Through Forgottenness Jones, A.F.:
Rearward Through Forgottenness

(Laminal Recordings -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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A compendium of compositions and improvisations from 2009-13 by undersea acoustician and audio engineer A.F. Jones, who uses stringed instruments and analog devices, hand-crafted and found, in works that emphasize structural components such as timbre, tone, or attack over form.

Joyfultalk: Muuixx Joyfultalk:
Muuixx

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

Price: $13.95    

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Vancouver-based Jay Crocker, half of Bent Spoon with Chris Dadge, in an album of electronics using homebuilt instruments and treatments, rhythmically based music with effective melodies and a quirky, sometimes lo-fi, but always engaging approach.

Kahn, Jason: Things Fall Apart Kahn, Jason:
Things Fall Apart

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

Price: $13.95    

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Sound artist Jason Kahn performing in Zurich at the Kunstraum Walcheturm arts organization, recording fourteen short improvised sections, focusing on heavily effected drums and percussive elements augmented with synthetics, radio, plus work exclusively for voice.

Kaiser, Henry: Requia And Other Improvisations For Guitar Solo Kaiser, Henry:
Requia And Other Improvisations For Guitar Solo

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Henry Kaiser in a solo album paying tribute to a handful of his heroes who have tragically died in the past few years, including Basho, Stockhausen, Randy California, Sun Ra, Morton Feldman, Masayuki Takayanagi, Toru Takemitsu, Pete Cosey, Sonny Sharrock, &c.

Kuchen, Martin : ...And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust Kuchen, Martin :
...And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95    

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During his residency in Vienna as part of Johannes Heuer's "Vor Anker", Kuchen recorded these curious solo works using saxophone and preparations, 6 pieces of understated intent using unconventional approaches rewarding the active listener.

La Casa, Eric: W2 (1998-2008) [2 CDs] La Casa, Eric:
W2 (1998-2008) [2 CDs]

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

Price: $15.95    

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A journey in sound from composer Eric La Casa, who organized these recordings of water and wind captured over 12 years as a sonic journal of the various geographic locations he visited, transforming them into an absorbing story about the living world.

Lacy, Steve: Avignon and After - 2 (1972-7) Volume 2 Lacy, Steve:
Avignon and After - 2 (1972-7) Volume 2

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95    

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The second volume of Steve Lacy's solo soprano saxophone concerts, starting off with the three short versions of Billy Strayhorn tunes which opened his first solo concert at Avignon in 1972.

Lacy, Steve: Cycles (1976-80) [2 CDs] Lacy, Steve:
Cycles (1976-80) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $19.50    

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Solo saxophone performances of three of Steve Lacy's cycles--"Shots", "Sands", and "Hedges"--recorded in concert and in the studio in the late 70's and 1980, with the majority of the material previously unreleased; thoughtful, technical, lyrical, astounding music from a true master!

Lely, John played by Anton Lukoszevieze: The Harmonics Of Real Strings Lely, John played by Anton Lukoszevieze:
The Harmonics Of Real Strings

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $15.95    

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Four realisations of composer John Lely's simple but brilliant composition 'The Harmonics of Real Strings', a very slow glissando along the full length of one bowed string, performed by Anton Lukoszevieze; one realization for each string of the cello.

Lerner, Marilyn: Luminance Lerner, Marilyn:
Luminance

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Pianist Marilyn Lerner in a compilation of improvisations created by setting up different microphones in various configurations to highlight different sound qualities of the piano.

Lussier, Rene: Solos de guitare electrique Lussier, Rene:
Solos de guitare electrique

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Rene Lussier on solo electric guitar in fourteen improvisational pieces that were not overdubbed or processed post-recording.

Lytton, Paul: ?! Lytton, Paul:
?!

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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The first solo electronics and percussion album by radical and legendary British improvisor Paul Lytton since 1979, recorded in the studio in Germany, and using a wealth of homemade instruments, laptop, percussive devices, objects, and electro-mechanical devices.

Machinefabriek: Duotoon Machinefabriek:
Duotoon

(Machinefabriek -- The Netherlands )

Price: $10.95    

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Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) in an EP of a long sine save compositions that creates a minimally moving piece of consonance and dissonance using beautifully recorded tones.

Marclay, Christian: More Encores Marclay, Christian:
More Encores

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.00    

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Masecki, Marcin : Variations Masecki, Marcin :
Variations

(Bolt -- Poland )

Price: $15.95    

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Composer & pianist Marcin Masecki wrote this work, inspired by Frederic Rzewski and presenting variations on the Chilean song "El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido" (The town united will never be defeated) and invited pianist Piotr Nowicki to perform it for this recording.

Mattos, Marcio: SOL[os] Mattos, Marcio:
SOL[os]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95    

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Surprisingly the first solo album from bassist Marcio Mattos, an important member of the London free improv and jazz scenes since the 70's, here presenting recordings from late 90s and 2000's, and a live recording at St. Mary's Old Church in Stoke Newington, 2010.

 

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