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Top 20 Releases for 2008


 
Zorn, John Bar Kokhba Sextet: Lucifer: The Book Of Angels Volume 10 Zorn, John Bar Kokhba Sextet:
Lucifer: The Book Of Angels Volume 10

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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This Book of Angels release is the first recording in 10 years from this Masada ensemble blending Sephardic and Ashkenazi sonorities with latin, surf, world music and more.

Braxton, Anthony / Milford Graves / William Parker: Beyond Quantum Braxton, Anthony / Milford Graves / William Parker:
Beyond Quantum

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Three of the most important virtuoso instrumentalists in improvisation in an historic and intense musical meeting, recorded and mixed by Bill Laswell.

Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff: Way Out Northwest Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff:
Way Out Northwest

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

Price: $13.95    

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British saxophone phenomenon John Butcher meets Vancouver's premiere bassist Torsten Müller and drummer Dylan van der Schyff for an amazing live set at the Western Front.

Coxhill / Hayward / Hopper / Robinson: Clear Frame Coxhill / Hayward / Hopper / Robinson:
Clear Frame

(Continuity... Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Eight strong pieces of rock-inflected improvisation from the powerhouse quartet of Hayward, Hopper, Cohill and Robinson, with guest Robert Wyatt on cornet!

Curlew: Curlew + Live at CBGB 1980 Curlew:
Curlew + Live at CBGB 1980

(DMG ARC -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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Incredible double CD (re)issue of the first Curlew record (George Cartwright, Tom Cora, Bill Laswell, Nicky Skopelitis, Bill Bacon) with bonus cuts, and a live CD from CBGB in 1980 with Denardo Coleman on drums.

Frith, Fred / Zorn, John: The Art of Memory II Frith, Fred / Zorn, John:
The Art of Memory II

(Recommended Records -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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Idiosyncratic improvisation with a strange set of tools from two master musicians, fascinating recordings from 1983-85 in the blossoming downtown NY scene.

Frith, Fred & Danielle Palardy Roger: Pas de deux nouveau Frith, Fred & Danielle Palardy Roger:
Pas de deux nouveau

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Live recordings from this great pair of improvisors, selected from their performances at Festival des musiques de creation in Saguenay and at La Sala Rossa in Montreal.

Frith, Fred: Technology of Tears Frith, Fred:
Technology of Tears

(Recommended Records -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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Fred's '88 SST release, one of his finest instrumental releases, with Tenko, John Zorn, Christian Marclay in an intense mix of melodic, rhythmic and technological brilliance.

Fujii, Satoko Quartet: Bacchus Fujii, Satoko Quartet:
Bacchus

(Muzak -- Japan )

Price: $21.95    

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Pianist Fujii's 5th quartet album with husband Tamura on trumpet and Ruins/Magaibutsu drummer Yoshida Tatsuya blending straight jazz with avant conventions.

Henry Cow: Stockholm Henry Cow:
Stockholm

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $14.95    

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The 1st new Henry Cow release in 30 years, live concerts from '76-77 Swedish radio shows, remixed and remastered - 16 tracks including recordings with Georgie Born.

K-Space: Infinity K-Space:
Infinity

(Ad Hoc Records -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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A revolutionary approach to album release, a Mac or PC program which assembles K-Space's (Tim Hodgkinson, Ken Hyder, Gendos Chamzyryn) tracks differently each time it's played.

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: On Jupiter Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra:
On Jupiter

(Art Yard -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95    

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Recorded around the time of Sleeping Beauty, this album features the same funky approach to grooves and swinging electric trance, a focal point of Sun Ra's 70's catalog

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: Sleeping Beauty Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra:
Sleeping Beauty

(Art Yard -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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An extremely soulful electric album from Sun Ran and the Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra, a groove driven and funky swirling masterpiece from the late 70's.

Sun Ra: Media Dreams Sun Ra:
Media Dreams

(Art Yard -- Great Britain )

Price: $20.95    

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Drawn from 3 classic 70's Sun Ra records, these quartet settings mix Sun Ra's electronics with great rhythmic and instrumental jazz, visionary and still futuristic music.

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

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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

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

(New Atlantis -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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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.

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette Bley / Koglmann / Peacock:
Annette

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.

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

(Impressus Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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

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.

Branche / Chrysakis / Soloveitzik / O'Sullivan / Vidal / Wigens: Magnetic River Branche / Chrysakis / Soloveitzik / O'Sullivan / Vidal / Wigens:
Magnetic River

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

Price: $16.95    

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Electroacoustic improvisation with unusual techniques from the sextet of saxophonist Sebastian Branche, laptop electronicist Thanos Chrysakis, saxophonist Tom Soloeitzik, guitarist James O'Sullivan, saxophonist Artut Vidal and clarinetist Jery Wigens.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

Price: $15.95    

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Attias, Michael : Echos La Nuit Attias, Michael :
Echos La Nuit

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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A beautiful solo set of 12 improvisations, Michael Attias performing on alto sax with his left hand and piano with his right, captured in the natural reverberation of La Maison en Bois in Abeville-La-Riviere, France; surprisingly his 1st solo album, developed over 12 years yet played in under an hour with no retakes, a wonderful nuanced reflection in tone, melody & color.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of C Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

Price: $16.95    

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The 5th release from the trio of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino, guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi on wineglass and percussion is an introspective and beautifully developed set recorded live at their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe.

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

Price: $14.95    

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

Price: $16.95    

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber): All Those Yesterdays Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber):
All Those Yesterdays

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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Using hard bop as his jumping off point, Swiss saxophonist Omri Ziegele Tomorrow Trio with Christian Weber on bass and Han Bennink on drums--musicians who have toured and performed together over years--went into the studio hot off of a 13 day tour to record these 6 Ziegele original compositions, lyrically balanced with room for exemplary soloing and group interplay.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

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

Braxton, Anthony / Milford Graves / William Parker: Beyond Quantum

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla'

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

Curlew: Curlew + Live at CBGB 1980

Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber): All Those Yesterdays

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj

Sun Ra: Media Dreams

Henry Cow: Stockholm

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs

Zorn, John Bar Kokhba Sextet: Lucifer: The Book Of Angels Volume 10

Attias, Michael : Echos La Nuit

Frith, Fred & Danielle Palardy Roger: Pas de deux nouveau

Zorn, John: The Dreamers

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Fujii, Satoko Quartet: Bacchus

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: Sleeping Beauty