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Mexico, Central & South Americas + Islands


 
Alquimia & Ledesma, JL Fernandez : Dead Tongues
Alquimia & Ledesma, JL Fernandez :
Dead Tongues

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Merce, Sergio: Be Nothing
Merce, Sergio:
Be Nothing

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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A beautifully ambient album of analogue synthesiser, microtonal saxophone and electronics by Argentinian saxophonist Sergio Merce, a single long track that pauses and resumes its rich tones and harmonies at a deliberate and measured pace, allowing each environment to ring.

Vazquez, Pablo: Solo 1 (Seres Imaginarios)
Vazquez, Pablo:
Solo 1 (Seres Imaginarios)

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Buenos Aires double bassist Pablo Vazquez presents nine solo improvisations using an impressive and diverse set of approaches to the instrument, utilizing every inch of the bass to evoke the supernatural beings of Argentine popular culture, in an imaginative approach to sonic narrative that demonstrates powerful control and masterful technique.

Neuser, Nikolaus / Carlos Quebrada: Toxicodendron Radicans
Neuser, Nikolaus / Carlos Quebrada:
Toxicodendron Radicans

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Recording in New York at the Omi International Arts Center in 2018, the duo of German trumpeter Nikolaus Neuser and Brazilian bassist Carlos Eduardo Quebrada Vasquez, Quebrada expanding his bass through electronics, capture an inventive and active set of dialogs, rich in technical skill and continually surprising through twists and turns; action-packed and inspired.

Shocron, Paula / Pablo Diaz (special guest Guillermo Gregorio): Dialogos
Shocron, Paula / Pablo Diaz (special guest Guillermo Gregorio):
Dialogos

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


Price: $15.95    




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Argentinian improvisers Paula Shocron (piano) and Pablo Diaz (drums) invite masterful Argentinian clarinetist and Mivimiento Musica Mas founder Guillermo Gregorio to record these 14 collective improvisations in the studio in New York, drawing upon contemporary and jazz elements with virtuosic skill, revealing inventive and imaginative playing.

Klezmerson: The Book Beri'ah Vol 6-Tiferet
Klezmerson:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 6-Tiferet

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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This Mexican Klezmer groups with three percussionists, and a number of guests on this album, blends rock, jazz, and funk with Klezmer and Mexican styles, an unusual hybrid to take on the 6th Volume of John Zorn's Book Beri'ah, "Tiferet", combining flute and horns with guitar riffs as they take on Zorn's complex melodies and themes of irresistibly warm grooves.

SLD Trio (Shocron / Lamonega / Diaz): El Contorno del Espacio
SLD Trio (Shocron / Lamonega / Diaz):
El Contorno del Espacio

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


Price: $15.95    




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The third SLD Trio album from the Argentinian free improvising band with a strong NY presence of pianist Paula Shoctron (also narrating on "Transformacion"), bassist German Lamonega, and Pablo Diaz, in ten diverse and confident recordings, performing compositions from each musicians one collective improvisation, and Duke Ellington's "Melancholia".

Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Anahuac
Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick):
Anahuac

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.

Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick):
Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.

Vergara, Benjamin / Fred Frith: Fanfarrisimo [VINYL]
Vergara, Benjamin / Fred Frith:
Fanfarrisimo [VINYL]

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $19.95    




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Recording in Chile at the University Austral in 2018, trumpeter Benjamin Vergara and guitarist Fred Frith take us on two extended journeys through free electroacoustic improvisation, Frith's providing diverse and intense sonic environments over which Vergara's virtuosic and intuitive approach to the trumpet soars; impressive, creative, cathartic.

Cabado, Tomas : Historia De La Luz: Cuaderno De Guitarra
Cabado, Tomas :
Historia De La Luz: Cuaderno De Guitarra

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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An harmonically rich album of spacious guitar interaction from two Argentinian guitarists and composers--Catriel Nievas and Tomas Cabado--who also work in the trio Merce / Cabado / Nievas, a minimal yet satisfying set of 8 pieces that interact through stereo positioning, harmonic disturbance and long decay, the effect mesmerizing and beautifully peaceful.

Watts, Trevor (feat. Moire Music Drum Orchestra / Mark Hewins / Jamie Harris / Gibran Cervantes): A
Watts, Trevor (feat. Moire Music Drum Orchestra / Mark Hewins / Jamie Harris / Gibran Cervantes):
A World View [5 CDs]

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


Price: $64.95    




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Five CDs with unique and joyfully creative aspects of saxophonist and composer Trevor Watts' work, from concerts and studio settings in the UK, US and South Americal in configurations of Trevor Watts Moiré Music Group, with the Enjambre Acustico Urukungolo, Trevor Watts' Moiré Music Drum Orchestra, and duos with Jamie Harris, and with Marc Hewins.

Barco, Sergio Cote: Pink Noise(s) In Prime Numbers
Barco, Sergio Cote:
Pink Noise(s) In Prime Numbers

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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"An invitation into our perceptual periphery, where noise(s) — and perhaps we — can be somewhat disobedient" read the liner notes to Colombian composer Sergio Cote Barco's sound work, three compositions from extreme minimalism and silence to rich sound, each varying the topography and envelopes of sound, ostensibly performed by "electronic music".

Merce, Sergio: En Lugar De Pensar
Merce, Sergio:
En Lugar De Pensar

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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One circular and one continuous composition from Argentinian composer Sergio Merce, using rich tones like clouds of sound generated by a microtonal saxophone, synthesizer and wind synth, the title referring to his sense of music a channel to see, to reveal, a channel that opens through intuition, observation and attention but not through thinking; beautiful.

Perepelycia, Alexis: Esos Fantasmas
Perepelycia, Alexis:
Esos Fantasmas

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Argentinian sound artist Alexis Perepelycia explores his influences in an extended sonic work, drawing on his roots in the sounds of garage, punk, metal, industrial music into his work in academia, using abstract references of assertive and acousmatic sound with powerful electronic emphasis as he seeks his ghosts amidst references like Russolo, Stockhausen, &c.

Cherry, Don New Researches Feat Nana Vasconcelos: Organic Music Theatre Festival de Chateauvallon 19
Cherry, Don New Researches Feat Nana Vasconcelos:
Organic Music Theatre Festival de Chateauvallon 1972 [2 CDs]

(Blank Forms -- USA )


Price: $20.95    




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In July 1968 trumpeter Don Cherry assembled a group of Swedish musicians--Bernt Rosengren (sax & winds), Tommy Koverhult (saxophone & winds), Leif Wennerström (drums), Torbjörn Hultcrantz (bass), Jacques Thollot (drums) & Kent Carter (bass)--recording their session with the intention of releasing an album that never happened, the tapes now re-discovered 50 years later and finally available!

Genovese, Leo / Mariano Otero / Sergio Verdinelli: Trio Sin Tiempo: Ritmos de Agua
Genovese, Leo / Mariano Otero / Sergio Verdinelli:
Trio Sin Tiempo: Ritmos de Agua

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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A lyrical piano trio album from three seasoned Argentinian-born improvising musicians -- Leo Genovese on piano, Mariano Otero on bass and Sergio Verdinelli on drums -- each contributing compositions to the album, along with one piece by Luis Alberto Spinetta, with whom Verdinelli has performed extensively; a lovely and sophisticated album of modern jazz.

Garcia, Violeta / Emilie Girard-Charest: Impermanence
Garcia, Violeta / Emilie Girard-Charest:
Impermanence

(Inexhaustible Editions/Tour De Bras -- Slovenia )


Price: $15.95    




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Slippery confluence to taut string friction in the duo of Argentinian cellist & improviser Violeta Garcia and Quebec cellist Emilie Girard-Charest, both bringing impressive improvisational resumes and classical grounding to their uniquely informed dialogs, heard in a five part album exploring a remarkable range of technical skill and expression.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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

New Rumours And Other Noises (Ada Rave / Nicolas Chentaroli / Raoul van der Weide): The Moonlight Ni
New Rumours And Other Noises (Ada Rave / Nicolas Chentaroli / Raoul van der Weide):
The Moonlight Nightcall

(Casco Records -- Netherlands )


Price: $12.95    




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The debut of the Amsterdam-based trio of Argentinian pianist Nicolas Chientaroli and saxophonist & clarinetist Ada Rave with Dutch bassist Raoul van der Weide, all three using preparations, objects and voice to extend their unique approach to instant composition, heard in eight succinct, animated and sometimes eccentric dialogs recorded at BIMHuis.

Paula Shocron / William Parker / Pablo Diaz : El Templo
Paula Shocron / William Parker / Pablo Diaz :
El Templo

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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A perfect matching for a free jazz collective piano trio, bringing frequent collaborators Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron and drummer Pablo Diaz, part of the SLD trio heard on Listen! Foundation and Hatology, together with NY bass legend William Parker, recording in NYC for four powerful improvisations of great technical prowess and attentive explorative interaction.

Veloso, Moreno: Every Single Night (Black Cross Solo Sessions 4)
Veloso, Moreno:
Every Single Night (Black Cross Solo Sessions 4)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Brazilian singer Moreno Veloso recorded these songs from a songbook developed from his favorite artists, inspired while singing his children to sleep during pandemic, selecting lyrical songs that he performs accompanying himself on acoustic nylon-string guitar, recording the album in a corner of his living room, giving the album a beautiful intimacy and sincerity.

Various Artists: CICP Collaborative Recordings vol. 1
Various Artists:
CICP Collaborative Recordings vol. 1

(Habitable Records -- Portugal )


Price: $9.95    




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An introduction to Habitable Records, initiated by members of the Composers and Improvisers Community Project led by Argentinian guitarist Javier Subatin, their work crossing composed and improvised boundaries, here in 18 duos and trios including work by Zé Alemeida, Pedro Melo Alves, Killick!, Federico Calcagno, Luis Figueiredo, Samuel Gapp, Javier Subatin, &c.

Schvarzman, Pablo / Francois Carrier / Michel Lambert / Diego Calicedo : Glow
Schvarzman, Pablo / Francois Carrier / Michel Lambert / Diego Calicedo :
Glow

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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The longstanding Canadian duo of alto saxophonist Francois Carrier and drummer Michel Lambert recorded this expressively energetic album of five dynamic free improvisations at Soda Acustic in Barcelona in a quartet with two South American electric guitarists living in Spain: Argentinian guitarist Pablo Scvarzman and Colombian guitarist Diego Calicedo.

Valera, Manuel New Cuban Express Big Band: Distancia
Valera, Manuel New Cuban Express Big Band:
Distancia

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Composer, pianist and band leader Manuel Valera presents his second album with New York-based New Cuban Express Big Band, a large ensemble performing Valera's compositions that fuse the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil to forge innovative sounds and textures, leaving room for outstanding solos from vocalists and instrumentalists.

Kimura, Mari / Roberto Morales Manzanares : Leyendas
Kimura, Mari / Roberto Morales Manzanares :
Leyendas

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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"Prior to the release of this CD, Mexican flutist/pianist Roberto Morales Manzanares was virtually unknown in North America. He met Japan-born violinist Mari Kimura when she played at Callejon del Ruido, a new music festival Manzanares ...

L'Ocell / Ferran Fages: El Declivi [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
L'Ocell / Ferran Fages:
El Declivi [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The third release from the Barcelona-based experimental improvising duo L'Ocell of Chilean acoustic guitarist Fernando Carraso and Spanish double bassist Àlex Reviriego-double bass, here joined by guitarist Ferran Fages (a member of Phicus and Radium with Reviriego), for a set of mysteriously dark improvisations recorded live at Sant Roma de Mianigues church.

Ianes, Luis: Antiguas Construcciones Utiles (Crusoe)
Ianes, Luis:
Antiguas Construcciones Utiles (Crusoe)

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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With references to "Robinson Crusoe" and titles referencing islands, the sea and shipwrecks, Argentinian guitarist living in Brooklyn, NY, Luis Ianes (Parias Ensemble) records his album that roughly translates to "Useful Ancient Constructions", using effects to create percussive, accompanying, and aquatic sounds, sometimes idiosyncratic, always interesting.

MPT Trio (Mela / Paz / Trujillo): Volume 1
MPT Trio (Mela / Paz / Trujillo):
Volume 1

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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Influenced by both free jazz and Caribbean folk music, the NYC-based MPT Trio, led by Francisco Mela (Crash Trio, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner, John Scofield, Kenny Barron, Gary Bartz), presents a stylistically innovative sound on their debut album, presenting eight original pieces blending diverse musical traditions with contemporary & avant-garde jazz structures.

No Base Trio (Suazo / Vicens / Osuna): No Base Trio
No Base Trio (Suazo / Vicens / Osuna):
No Base Trio

(Setola Di Maiale -- Italy )


Price: $13.95    




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The trio of alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo, guitarist Gabriel Vicens, and drummer Leonardo Osuna, formed in 2010 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, emerging from a standards-based band influenced by jazz, rock, electronic and ambient music to a fully free improv group, focusing on creative improvisation that balances lyrical moments with raw sound & energetic momentum.

Vazquez, Pablo  / Hernan Sama: El Nombre Del Ritual
Vazquez, Pablo / Hernan Sama:
El Nombre Del Ritual

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Thirteen emphatic "rituals" from the Argentinian duo of saxophonist Hernan Sama, recording in the studio as they employ an array of techniques including extended bowing and plucking approaches, saxophone smears, growls, vocal utterances, odd reed techniques, &c, to engage their listener's ears as they unfold dialog that merges jazz forms and fully free improvisation.

Irarrazabal, Amanda / Miriam Den Boer Salmon: Fauces
Irarrazabal, Amanda / Miriam Den Boer Salmon:
Fauces

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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Using double bass, violin and objects to affect their instruments, Amsterdam violinist Miriam Den Boer Salmón and Chilean double bassist Amanda Irarrazabal present ten succinct sonic landscapes through fully free improvisation, their interactions building and scraping, intersecting and interacting in fascinating and frightening ways.

Trio Xolo (Swanson / Michaels / Naujokaitis): In Flower, In Song
Trio Xolo (Swanson / Michaels / Naujokaitis):
In Flower, In Song

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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The debut of Trio Xolo, bringing together Mexican-American bassist Zachary Swanson, inventive Lithuanian ex-pat & long-time New York drummer/percussionist Dalius Naujokaitis and lyrical Baltimore saxophonist Derrick Michaels, three players steeped in both tradition and avant free playing, captured live in-studio for an album of perceptive creative jazz.

Nichunimu (Vergara / Carrasco / Mardones): Un Cacho de Metal, Un Resto de Vaiven
Nichunimu (Vergara / Carrasco / Mardones):
Un Cacho de Metal, Un Resto de Vaiven

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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Experimental improvisation that moves in and out of jazz territory from the Chilean trio of Benjamin Vergara on trumpet, Nicolas Carrasco on synthesizer and Matias Mardones on percussion, recording in the studio the day after their performance at the 2019 Relincha Festival in Ciudad de Valdivia, focusing on patterns of circularity and repetition to inform their playing.

Cabado, Tomas / Christoph Schiller: Unconscious Collections
Cabado, Tomas / Christoph Schiller:
Unconscious Collections

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Swiss prepared spinet player Christoph Schiller and Argentine guitarist-composer Tomás Cabado, whose work is found on the Wandelweiser label, met in Schiller's studio in Basel to perform compositions from both and to improvise, recording this wonderfully relaxed but compelling music that exists in the fertile grey area between composition and improvisation.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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

Winter, Michael / Liminar: Single Track
Winter, Michael / Liminar:
Single Track

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Working with Liminar, one of the premier new music ensembles in Mexico, German/US composer Michael Winter wrote this dynamic and extended work pursuing a method of enumerating all ways of articulating a 6-note chord with 7 instruments bound by certain constraints, using the computer science concept of "Gray Code" switches to create shifts within the piece's progressions.

Garcia, Violeta : FOBIA
Garcia, Violeta :
FOBIA

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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

Fraser, Henry / Camilo Angeles / Jason Nazary: Aqrabuamelu
Fraser, Henry / Camilo Angeles / Jason Nazary:
Aqrabuamelu

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Mapping an improvisational framework onto a myriad of musical forms with contributions from each member, the trio of bassist Henry Fraser (NYC), drummer Jason Nazary (NYC) and flautist Camilo Angeles (PERU/CDMX) have collaborated in a number of configurations over the years, forming this specific and uniquely voiced trio in 2021 to record this mysteriously beautiful album.

Terrazas, Wilfrido / Mariana Carvalho / Abdul Moimeme : Livro das Grutas
Terrazas, Wilfrido / Mariana Carvalho / Abdul Moimeme :
Livro das Grutas

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A uniquely configured electroacoustic trio recording live in the studio in Lisbon in 2018 between Mexican flutist and founding member of the improv collective Generación Espontánea, Wilfrido Terrazas, and Portuguese improvisers Mariana Carvalho on prepared piano and Abdul Moimeme using two electric guitars and objects, balancing introspective moments with periods of uninhibited excitement.

Trujillo, Juanma / Kenneth Jimenez / Gerald Cleaver: Contour
Trujillo, Juanma / Kenneth Jimenez / Gerald Cleaver:
Contour

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Recording in Brooklyn, the trio led by Venezuelan guitarist Juanma Trujillo, with Costa Rican bassist Kenneth Jimenez and New York drummer Gerald Cleaver, merge avant jazz, heavy rock grooves with a Sonny Sharrock flavor, and abstract almost chamber jazz, a fascinating combination of contrasts that keeps the boundaries of their contours flexible and masterfully unpredictable.

Ferreyra, Beatriz: Senderos de luz y sombras [VINYL]
Ferreyra, Beatriz:
Senderos de luz y sombras [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )


Price: $27.95    




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Translating to Paths of Light and Shadows, Argentine electronic composer Beatriz Ferreyra's 16-channel piece is inspired by astrophysics, the mystery of the pre-Big Bang era and uncanny motions of the unconscious mind; a major work of exploration through electronics and acoustic transformation, presented in two parts: "Abysmal Paths" and "Forgotten Paths".

Vales, David: Beta Vulgaris
Vales, David:
Beta Vulgaris

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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Working with sound and the relationship to food, crops, and the culinary identity of communities, Beta Vulgaris, (the latin name of the common beet) was composed by Bogota, Columbia born David Velez, a PhD graduate in Sound Art from the University of Huddersfield, who used these specific tones to stimulate the growth of beetroot in the garden of the Modern Art Museum in Medellin.

Nichunimu (Vergara / Carrasco / Mardones): Un Cacho de Metal, Un Resto de Vaiven [VINYL]
Nichunimu (Vergara / Carrasco / Mardones):
Un Cacho de Metal, Un Resto de Vaiven [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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Experimental improvisation that moves in and out of jazz territory from the Chilean trio of Benjamin Vergara on trumpet, Nicolas Carrasco on synthesizer and Matias Mardones on percussion, recording in the studio the day after their performance at the 2019 Relincha Festival in Ciudad de Valdivia, focusing on patterns of circularity and repetition to inform their playing.

Interstellar Nao (Rick Countryman / Gabriel Lauber / Itzam Cano): Live at No Somos Nada
Interstellar Nao (Rick Countryman / Gabriel Lauber / Itzam Cano):
Live at No Somos Nada

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Referencing the Spanish galleons that sailed the Pacific Ocean between Acapulco in Mexico and Manila in the Philippine Islands, this meeting in Mexico city brings Philippine-based saxophonist Rick Countryman together with Swiss drummer living in Mexico City Gabriel Lauber and Lauber's collaborator in the group Zero Point, Mexico City native double bass player Itzam Canois.

Dewar, Andrew Raffo / John Hughes / Chad Popple: Reflejos IV-VII
Dewar, Andrew Raffo / John Hughes / Chad Popple:
Reflejos IV-VII

(Waveform Alphabet -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A student of Steve Lacy & Anthony Braxton and active from NYC to the San Francisco Bay Area, soprano saxophonist Andrew Raffo Dewar is heard in these studio recordings with bassist John Hughes and drummer/vibraphonist Chad Popple, a follow-up to the 2018 trio album Reflejos on pfMENTUM, presenting a series of compositions based on reflection/refraction-based compositional forms.

Bogacz, Santiago / Emiliano Aires: Retrato Anos Despues
Bogacz, Santiago / Emiliano Aires:
Retrato Anos Despues

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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With nine years of work together, the Uruguayan duo of guitarist Santiago Bogacz, aka Matador, and clarinetist Emiliano Aires have developed a near-telepathic dialog of sharp-edged interactions through technically rapid exchanges and plateaus of anxious reserve; exhilarating work heard here in 9 vehement and creatively urgent improvisations.

Brasilia Laptop Orchestra: BSBL0rk: 10 yEars aLive
Brasilia Laptop Orchestra:
BSBL0rk: 10 yEars aLive

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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For more than 10 years since its inception as a spin-off from founder and principal programmer Eufrasio Prates's doctorate research in 2012, the Brasilia Laptop Orquestra has become a regular institution on the Brasiliense experimental and electronic scene, the orchestra an ever-changing collaboration of musicians, heard in 11 recordings captured live between 2013-2020.

Orasique (Don Malfon / Fernando Barrios / Marco Albert / Misha Marks): Ixtlahuaca (CASSETTE w/ DOWNL
Orasique (Don Malfon / Fernando Barrios / Marco Albert / Misha Marks):
Ixtlahuaca (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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A mix of chaos, awe and humorously inspired improvisation from the quartet of Don Malfon on alto saxophone, Fernando Barrios on drums & objects, Marco Albert on voice and Misha Marks on latarra (a form of home-built guitar), recording in Colonia Buenavista de San Pedro Ixtlahuaca, Oaxaca, Mexico for 7 peculisar and absorbing improvisations.

Interstellar Nao (Rick Countryman / Garbriel Lauber / Itzam Cano / Juan Castanon): 4tet
Interstellar Nao (Rick Countryman / Garbriel Lauber / Itzam Cano / Juan Castanon):
4tet

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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The second Interstellar Nao album recorded at No Somos Nada Distro Cafe in Mexico City presents the previous day's concerts from their first FMR album Live at No Somos Nada, expanding the trio of Philippine-based saxophonist Rick Countryman, Swiss drummer living in Mexico City Gabriel Lauber and Lauber's collaborator in the group Zero Point, Mexico City native double bass player Itzam Canois, with guitarist Juan Castañón, founder of Impromuzak Collective.

Carter, Daniel / Leo Genovese / William Parker / Francisco Mela: Shine Hear, Vol. 1
Carter, Daniel / Leo Genovese / William Parker / Francisco Mela:
Shine Hear, Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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Inspired by a poem Carter wrote about New York's interminable motion, the quartet of Daniel Carter on saxophone, Leo Genovese on piano, William Parker on bass, Gralla & Shakuhachi and Francisco Mela on drums & voice, turn in an ecstatic album of exotic collective improvisation in this first of two planned volumes from an excellent studio session.

Garcia, Violeta : FOBIA <i>[Used Item]</i>
Garcia, Violeta :
FOBIA [Used Item]

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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

Carter, Daniel / Leo Genovese / William Parker / Francisco Mela: Shine Hear, Vol. 1 [VINYL]
Carter, Daniel / Leo Genovese / William Parker / Francisco Mela:
Shine Hear, Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $25.95    




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Inspired by a poem Carter wrote about New York's interminable motion, the quartet of Daniel Carter on saxophone, Leo Genovese on piano, William Parker on bass, Gralla & Shakuhachi and Francisco Mela on drums & voice, turn in an ecstatic album of exotic collective improvisation in this first of two planned volumes from an excellent studio session.

Perepelycia, Alexis: Esos Fantasmas <i>[Used Item]</i>
Perepelycia, Alexis:
Esos Fantasmas [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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Argentinian sound artist Alexis Perepelycia explores his influences in an extended sonic work, drawing on his roots in the sounds of garage, punk, metal, industrial music into his work in academia, using abstract references of assertive and acousmatic sound with powerful electronic emphasis as he seeks his ghosts amidst references like Russolo, Stockhausen, &c.

Nebbia, Camila: Una Ofrenda A La Ausencia
Nebbia, Camila:
Una Ofrenda A La Ausencia

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Working in her native Buenos Aires, Argentina and in Berlin, tenor saxophonist Camila Nebbia (Habitable Records) presents sixteen succint, diverse and authoritative solo recordings captured in the studio in Bueno Aires, a mix of assertive harmonic statements and lyrical, often introspective works, at times narrating over her playing or adding effects.

Vergara, Benjamin: The Impossibility Of A Single Sound
Vergara, Benjamin:
The Impossibility Of A Single Sound

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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A "subterranean homage to trumpet players of the caliber of Don Cherry, Bill Dixon, Miles Davis, Lester Bowie, Tomasz Stanko, Wadada Leo Smith, Jaimie Branch and Chet Baker", in six improvisations of unusual technique and creative concept from Chilean trumpeter Benjamin Vergarda, known for his work with Fred Frith, Keefe Jackson, &c, and director of the Festival of Experimental Music Relincha.

Nabatov, Simon: Extensions
Nabatov, Simon:
Extensions

(Unbroken Sounds -- USA )


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Based in Cologne but including improvisers from Europe, Australia and South America, pianist Simon Nabatov extends his quartet concept into a sextet (hence the title), allowing greater flexibility in the band's collective free improvisations with influences of chamber jazz, as heard in two sophisticated improvisations capture live in 2022 at Salon de Jazz, in Cologne, Germany.

CALATO / John Cage: Variations + Four6
CALATO / John Cage:
Variations + Four6

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


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Calato, the quartet of Javier Areal Vélez, Jorge Espinal, Agustín Genoud and Pablo Verón based in Buenos Aires, formed in 2010 as an improvisation and experimental composition group exploring music notation and graphic scores in convergence with free improvisation, performing on prepared electric guitars, drums, sampler and amplified voice, here taking on two works by John Cage: Variations I-III, and Four6.

Vergara, Benjamin: The Impossibility Of A Single Sound <i>[Used Item]</i>
Vergara, Benjamin:
The Impossibility Of A Single Sound [Used Item]

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Alonso, Edith: Collapse
Alonso, Edith:
Collapse

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


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Madrid multi-instrumentalist and cross media artist Edith Alonso in an album of prepared solo electric bass improvisations, a four part work of muscular and shadowy sound, dark vibrations with crepitating edges making a sinister and cathartic dungeon of sound.

Valencia, Maria: Compendio de Alofonias Abisales
Valencia, Maria:
Compendio de Alofonias Abisales

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Part of Relative Pitch's extraordinary solo series, fascinatingly creative improviser from Bogota, Colombia, multi-reedist Maria Valencia, was inspired by old naturalist manuals, imagining these 16 succinct improvisations where each piece reveals moments of nature in locations between the town of Sutatausa (Colombia) and the mountains of Banff (Canada).

Carter, Daniel / Adriana Camacho / Federico Ughi: Trabajadores De Energia
Carter, Daniel / Adriana Camacho / Federico Ughi:
Trabajadores De Energia

(577 Records -- USA )


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Long-time collaborators Daniel Carter, here performing on trumpet, alto saxophone and piano, and drummer Federico Ughi, met Mexico City bass player Adriana Camacho during a Sounds of Freedom international music residency, forming the descriptively titled "Energy Workers" trio and recording these two expressive improvisations balancing moody post-bop with contemplative conversation.

Leandre, Joelle / Vinicius Cajado: Storm Dance
Leandre, Joelle / Vinicius Cajado:
Storm Dance

(Not Two -- Poland )


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Six "Dances" of a deeply turbulent nature as legendary French bassist Joëlle Léandre meets Brazilian bassist Vinicius Cajado for a 2022 live concert in Vienna at Alte Schmiede, both employing massively powerful techniques, Léandre vocalizing at times to push their dialog into tempestuous territory; at times darkly explosive but illuminated by incredible creative intent.

Merce, Sergio: Traslasierra (expanded landscape)
Merce, Sergio:
Traslasierra (expanded landscape)

(Hitorri -- Japan )


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A beautiful album of expanded landscapes performed on electronically modified Electronic Wind Instrument, field recordings, virtual instruments and synthesizer from Argentinian sound artist Sergio Merce, his characteristically patient pacing and use of space creating dramatic and beautiful sonic environments that hint at warm narratives in a seductive excursion.

Alcorn, Susan / Septeto del Sur: Canto
Alcorn, Susan / Septeto del Sur:
Canto

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Recording in Maria Pinto, Chile, steel guitarist Susan Alcorn combines Chilean folk and nueva cancion with free improvisation and contemporary classical in an expansive set of 5 original compositions and a group arrangement of the Victor Jara's "El Derecho de Vivir en Paz", the achingly beautiful themes paying tribute to the victims of Augusto Pinochet's regime.

Vergara, Benjamin / Amanda Irarrazabal: Ultimo Sosiego
Vergara, Benjamin / Amanda Irarrazabal:
Ultimo Sosiego

(577 Records -- USA )


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Influenced by the landscapes and sonic profiles of Chile's extreme southern territory, Chilean trumpeter Benjamin Vergara (Relincha Festival of Experimental Music) and double bassist Amanda Irarrazabal alliterate and reflect through a series of four improvisations coaxing texture and melody in their dialogs through tremendous technique and concentration.

Blaser, Samuel: Routes
Blaser, Samuel:
Routes

(Enja Records -- Germany )


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Taking a turn into the Caribbean and the music of Don Drummond, trombonist Samuel Blaser assembled a new group with Alex Wilson on keys, Ira Coleman on bass, Dion Parson on drums, Michael Blake on tenor sax and Soweto Kinch on alto and vocals, with guest performances by Carroll Thompson, dubs by the late Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and a multi-bone section including Steve Turre & John Fedchock.

Interstellar Nao Quartet (Countryman / Castanon / Cano / Lauber): Odisea
Interstellar Nao Quartet (Countryman / Castanon / Cano / Lauber):
Odisea

(FMR -- UK )


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A wild odyssey in collective free jazz referencing the 16th century trade ships "La Nao de la China" from four players improvising in the studio in Mexico City for three extended, energetic exchanges of acoustic and electric excitement, from Philippine-based alto saxophonist Rick Countryman, Jalisco guitarist Juan Castanon, and Mexican bassist & drummer Itzam Cano & Gabriel Lauber.

Angeles, Camilo / Joanna Mattrey: Hailstone Temple [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Angeles, Camilo / Joanna Mattrey:
Hailstone Temple [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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Excerpted from their 2022 concert at Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico, flutist Camilo Ángeles (TVL REC label), also performing on bass flute, joins with New York City violist Joanna Mattrey, an active performer and improviser associated with Issue Project Room and Roulette, for six unusual duos of wind, string and voice leveraging the natural resonance of the museum space.



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