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Dixon, Bill: Tapestries for Small Orchestra
Dixon, Bill:
Tapestries for Small Orchestra

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )


Price: $33.95    




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Double CD and DVD release of Bill Dixon's amazing small orchestra with Taylor Ho Bynum, Rob Mazurek, Michel Cote, Warren Smith, Ken Filiano, Stephen Haynes, &c.

Frith, Fred: Nowhere, Sideshow, Thin Air
Frith, Fred:
Nowhere, Sideshow, Thin Air

(ReR/ Fred Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Three distinct commissions for dance performed by Frith & Carla Kihlstedt; Frith & Carla with Fred Guiliano & Gail Brand; and with Frith, Hande Erdem & Threresa Wong.

Gjerstad, Frode / Parker, William / Drake, Hamid: On Reade Street
Gjerstad, Frode / Parker, William / Drake, Hamid:
On Reade Street

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Insanely great improvisation in the 3rd recorded outing for this amazing trio, bringing Free Europe and New York Downtown players together for 3 extended compositions.

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells At Eels (feat. Rodrigo Amado): The Great Bydgoszcz Concert
Gonzalez, Dennis Yells At Eels (feat. Rodrigo Amado):
The Great Bydgoszcz Concert

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Drummer Gonzalez and his sons traveled to Warsaw to meet saxophonist Rodrigo Amado for this incredible live concert of original compositions plus Ornette's "Happy House".

Indigo Trio (Mitchell /  Drake / Bankhead): Anaya
Indigo Trio (Mitchell / Drake / Bankhead):
Anaya

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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The trio of flautist Nicole Mitchell with Harrison Bankhead and Hamid Drake, three Chicago musicians recording a set of original recordings in NYC, 2008.

Uchihashi, Kazuhisa / Tatsuya Yoshida : Improvisations 3 [DVD]
Uchihashi, Kazuhisa / Tatsuya Yoshida :
Improvisations 3 [DVD]

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


Price: $19.95    




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Guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa (Altered States, Ground Zero) and drummer Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei) return for a 3rd duo release, a DVD & CD of their amazing improvisations.

Nuts (Duboc / Siddik / Oki / Lasserre / Sato): Symphony for Old and New Dimensions
Nuts (Duboc / Siddik / Oki / Lasserre / Sato):
Symphony for Old and New Dimensions

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Bassist Duboc's two part symphony with dual drummers and dual trumpeters is a journey that aims at the creative free improvisation of groups like the Art Ensemble, AACM, BAG, &c.

Pere Ubu: London * Texas
Pere Ubu:
London * Texas

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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The only recording of the short-lived and still phenomenal version of Ubu after Allen Ravestine left to be replaced by Eric Drew Feldman, with Chris Cutler on drums.

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: The Antique Blacks
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra:
The Antique Blacks

(Art Yard -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Long-sought Saturn reissue from Sun Ra with a mid-size ensemble of some of his most prominent players, the electric side of Ra in amazing compositions mostly unique to this release.

Sun Ra: Feature Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold
Sun Ra:
Feature Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Sun Ra's 1964 ESP release with a young saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and Black Harold Murray on flute and log drum, remastered and with an additional 45 minutes.

Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley): Quadrologues
Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley):
Quadrologues

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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New York's Transit with Jeff Arnal, Seth Misterka, Reuben Radding and Nate Wooley, intelligently designed, unpredictable static and the hyper active free-jazz!

Masada Quintet Featuring Joe Lovano: Stolas: The Book Of Angels Volume 12
Masada Quintet Featuring Joe Lovano:
Stolas: The Book Of Angels Volume 12

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The latest addition in The Book of Angels series bring the core Masada band (Zorn, Joey Baron, Uri Caine, Greg Cohen, Dave Douglas) together with Joe Lovano!

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

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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

Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq: Out of Nowhere
Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq:
Out of Nowhere

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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An engaging encounter between bassist Leandre and pianist Sirjacq, delicate yet intense interaction from two sophisticated & listening players from different generations.

Full Blast & Friends: Sketches & Ballads [VINYL]
Full Blast & Friends:
Sketches & Ballads [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $24.95    




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The Full Blast trio of reedist Peter Brotzmann, bassist Mario Piakas and drummer Michael Wertmueller are joined by Ken Vandermark, Thomas Heberer and Dirk Rothbrust for an excellent concert at Donaueschinger Musiktage, 2010.

O'Leary / Van Der Schyff / Horvitz: Flux
O'Leary / Van Der Schyff / Horvitz:
Flux

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Guitarist O'Leary exchanges musical dialogue with drummer/percussionist Dylan van der Schyff and (prepared) pianist Wayne Horvitz over 15 taut improvisations.

Fujiwara, Tomas Trio: Variable Bets
Fujiwara, Tomas Trio:
Variable Bets

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Merging different sub-genre of NYC's rich jazz and creative music scene, drummer Tomas Fujiwara's trio with Brandon Seabrook on guitar and Ralph Alessi on trumpet furtively builds into a free jazz album of contrasting dynamics and superb playing.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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

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

(RogueArt -- France )


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.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

Trio 3 + Geri Allen: At This Time
Trio 3 + Geri Allen:
At This Time

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




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Trio 3 (Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, and Oliver Lake in the next Trio 3 + release, here with pianist Geri Allen, amazing interplay from four statesmen of modern jazz.

Digital Primitives (Cooper-Moore / Tsahar / Taylor) : Hum Crackle Pop
Digital Primitives (Cooper-Moore / Tsahar / Taylor) :
Hum Crackle Pop

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The 2nd Digital Primitives release (Cooper-Moore, Asif Tsahar, Chad Taylor) digs in deep to fuse a new sound from blues, folk, jazz & funk, with accents from the music's African antecedents.

Tsahar, Assif / Rashied Ali / Peter Kowald: Deals, Ideas and Ideals
Tsahar, Assif / Rashied Ali / Peter Kowald:
Deals, Ideas and Ideals

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Part of bassist Kowald's 2000 US tour of solo and performances with local musicians, here with alto player Tsahar and drum legend Rashied Ali in a brilliant encounter.

Ibarra, Susie Trio: Radiance
Ibarra, Susie Trio:
Radiance

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Drummer Ibarra's trio with Cooper-Moore and violinist Charles Burnham blur boundaries in a band of great versatility, taste and collective musicianship.

Keiji / Makoto / Tatsuya: Ichi to Ichi ga Kasanatte Shimaumade [DVD]
Keiji / Makoto / Tatsuya:
Ichi to Ichi ga Kasanatte Shimaumade [DVD]

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $18.95    




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The trio of Haino Keiji, Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) & Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, &c) performing live at Beat Tokyo in 2008, intense improvised rock from three masters.

Frith, Fred: Impur II
Frith, Fred:
Impur II

(ReR/ Fred Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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The 2nd part of a composition commissioned by L'Ecole Nationale de Musique de Villeurbanne as a 2 year residency and performed by a large group conducted by Frith.

Fujii / Melford: Under the Water
Fujii / Melford:
Under the Water

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Pianists Fujii & Melford met in Berkley to record these masterful and challenging duo works, impressionist excursions in the water inside and out of the piano.

Necks, The: Silverwater
Necks, The:
Silverwater

(Recommended Records -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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The trio of Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton & Tony Buck in their first release in 4 years, named for an industrial suburb, a bleak and beautifully building affair in The Necks tradition.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Fujiwara, Tomas Trio: Variable Bets

Ibarra, Susie Trio: Radiance

Tsahar, Assif / Rashied Ali / Peter Kowald: Deals, Ideas and Ideals

Digital Primitives (Cooper-Moore / Tsahar / Taylor) : Hum Crackle Pop

Uchihashi, Kazuhisa / Tatsuya Yoshida : Improvisations 3 [DVD]

Nuts (Duboc / Siddik / Oki / Lasserre / Sato): Symphony for Old and New Dimensions

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells At Eels (feat. Rodrigo Amado): The Great Bydgoszcz Concert

Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline

Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley): Quadrologues

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