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2011 Top 40


 
Acid Mothers Temple SWR & Umezu Kazutoki: Sax & The City
Acid Mothers Temple SWR & Umezu Kazutoki:
Sax & The City

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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A live multitrack recording from 2009 of the collaboration of Acid Mothers Temple SWR - Kawabata Makoto, Tsuyama Atushi, and Yoshida Tatsuya - with saxophonist Umezu Kazutoki.

Bang, Billy Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues / New York Collage [2 CDs]
Bang, Billy Survival Ensemble:
Black Man's Blues / New York Collage [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $25.95    




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Never before released material from 1977 of Billy Bang's seminal NY loft band, Survival Ensemble: 2 CDs and a 40 page booklet of essays, images and flyers - essential!

Johnston / Shelton / Mezzacappa / Nordeson: Cylinder
Johnston / Shelton / Mezzacappa / Nordeson:
Cylinder

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Cylinder with Aram Shelton on sax, Darren Johnston on trumpet, Kjell Nordeson on drums and Lisa Mezzacappa on bass, sharing Ornette Coleman's chordless instrumentation in inventive harmolodic compositions.

Ducret, Marc: Tower, vol. 1
Ducret, Marc:
Tower, vol. 1

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Marc Ducret's Tower Project, music composed as a rendering of Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Ada", the first of 4 albums, here in a quintet with Kasper Tranberg, Matthias Mahler, Fred Gastard & Peter Bruun.

Ducret, Marc: Tower, vol. 2
Ducret, Marc:
Tower, vol. 2

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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The 2nd volume of guitarist Ducret's Tower project, an incredible quartet with saxophonist Tim Berne, violinist Dominique Pifarly and drummer Tom Rainey, complex and exultant, intertwining improv.

Fire! With Jim O'Rourke: Unreleased?
Fire! With Jim O'Rourke:
Unreleased?

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $16.95    




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Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werlin are joined by Jim O'Rourke to add a driving guitar & electronic layer to the "hypnotic jazz psychedelia and sonic mayhem" of Fire!

Flow Trio (Belogenis / Morris / Downs): Set Theory, Live at the Stone
Flow Trio (Belogenis / Morris / Downs):
Set Theory, Live at the Stone

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Live recordings from NYC's Stone of the trio of saxophonist Louie Belogenis, bassist Joe Morris, and drummer Charles Downs, excellent free-flowing jazz from three masterful players.

Frith, Fred: Clearing Customs
Frith, Fred:
Clearing Customs

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Frith's 75 minute intense improvisatory journey work is a graphic structural model by which the most diverse types of musical events are linked together along a time line.

Fujii, Satoko Min-Yoh Ensemble: Watershed
Fujii, Satoko Min-Yoh Ensemble:
Watershed

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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After studying jazz and classical music, pianist Satoko Fujii became interested in Min-Yoh, which means folk music in Japanese; this is her 2nd lovely and powerful release with her Min-Yoh Ensemble.

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York: ETO
Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York:
ETO

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York in a work based on the Chinese zodiac, referred to as "Eto", in a celebration of husband and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's 60th birthday, and of the 12 animals of the zodiac.

Hemphill, Julius and Peter Kowald: Live at Kassiopeia [2 CDs]
Hemphill, Julius and Peter Kowald:
Live at Kassiopeia [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $23.95    




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The late great saxophonist Julian Hemphill and bassist Peter Kowald, essential free jazz players from NY and Germany, performing solo and as a duo live at Kassiopeia, Wuppertal in 1987.

Korekyojin: Tundra
Korekyojin:
Tundra

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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The Korekyojinn power rock trio of drummer Yoshida Tatsuya, guitarist Kido Natsuki and bassist Nasuno Mitsuru in their 4th album of intense, complex, and exultant rock.

Levin, Daniel Quartet: Organic Modernism
Levin, Daniel Quartet:
Organic Modernism

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Daniel Levin's quartet with trumpeter Nate Wooley, vibraphonist Matt Moran and bassist Peter Bitenc, modern and organic improvisation with incredible technique and aesthetic.

Nakatani, Tatsuya / Michel Doneda: White Stone Black Lamp
Nakatani, Tatsuya / Michel Doneda:
White Stone Black Lamp

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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From Between Trio partners percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and saxophonist Michel Doneda in a duo release of unusual improvisation, the first release on Tatsuya's new Kobo label.

Parker / Neal / Sorbara: At Somewhere There
Parker / Neal / Sorbara:
At Somewhere There

(Barnyard -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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British saxophonist Evan Parker came to Toronto in 2009 as a guest of the AIMToronto (Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto) Interface Series, recording his trio with Wes Neal (double bass) and Joe Sorbara (drums).

Sun Ra: Space Probe
Sun Ra:
Space Probe

(Art Yard -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Recorded mostly in the early'60s in a sextet with Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, &c., this album explores stripped back forms and colour combinations that take jazz into unusual territories.

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.

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.

Dixon, Bill: Envoi
Dixon, Bill:
Envoi

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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The late trumpeter Bill Dixon's final performance at the 2011 Victo Festival, performing with and directing an incredible group including Taylor Ho Bynum, Rob Mazurek, Stephen Haynes, Graham Haynes, &c. &c.

Other Dimensions in Music featuring Fay Victor: Kaiso Stories
Other Dimensions in Music featuring Fay Victor:
Kaiso Stories

(Silkheart -- Sweden )


Price: $16.95    




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Other Dimension with Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, William Parker, & Charles Downs, plus vocalist Fay Victor for an album influenced by Kaiso, a music of African and Spanish colonial influences.

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.

Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa): Echo Echo Mi
Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa):
Echo Echo Mirror House

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Composer/saxophonist Braxton performed "Composition NO 347 + 62'37" " at the 2011 Victo Festival with the "super-group" of Braxton alumni - Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jessica Pavone, Jay Rozen, Aaron Siegel, Carl Testa", on their respective instruments + iPods.

Necks, The: Mindset
Necks, The:
Mindset

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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The Necks 16th release layers polyrhythmic material to form seething blocks of sound, in two long pieces, one more stripped back to the live trio, the other featuring multiple strata of swirling Hammonds, noise-guitar and electronics.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa): Echo Echo Mi

Dixon, Bill: Envoi

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York: ETO

Fujii, Satoko Min-Yoh Ensemble: Watershed

Bang, Billy Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues / New York Collage [2 CDs]

Ducret, Marc: Tower, vol. 1

Ducret, Marc: Tower, vol. 2

Flow Trio (Belogenis / Morris / Downs): Set Theory, Live at the Stone

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