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AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum): As The Crow Flies AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum):
As The Crow Flies

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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From NY and Boston the Aych group (pronounce as "H", a letter shared by all 3's names) presents three improvisers representing some of the best of the new breed of modern jazz based players in a trio without bass and drums.

Blue Notes: Before The Wind Changes Blue Notes:
Before The Wind Changes

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

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The Blue Notes with Louis Moholo-Moholo, Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana & Johnny Dyani in the 2nd Ogun release from their 1979 tour of Belgium and Holland, performing their South African rooted jazz live at Jazzclub De Hoop.

Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins): The Letter Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins):
The Letter

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Cosa Brava is an experimental rock and improvisation quartet formed in March 2008 by multi-instrumentalist and composer Fred Frith, with members Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins, Shahzad Ismaily, William Winant, &c.

Double Tandem (Baars / Vandermark / Nilssen-Love): Cement Double Tandem (Baars / Vandermark / Nilssen-Love):
Cement

(PNL -- Norway )

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Performing live at Cementen in Norway, the trio of drummer Paal Nilssen-Love with reed players Ken Vandermark and Ab Baars, 3 intense yet playful improvisations from 3 masters of the form.

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

(Ayler -- France )

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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.

Gayle, Charles: Streets Gayle, Charles:
Streets

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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Legendary NY free jazz saxophonist Charles Gayle takes to "the streets" with his trio of bassist Larry Roland and drummer Michael TA Thompson in a record illustrating Gayle's passionate voice and expressive dialog.

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Resurrection and Life Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels:
Resurrection and Life

(Ayler -- France )

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Named for the miraculous recovery of drummer and AACM founder Alvin Fielder, who travelled to Dallas in 2010 to record with trumpeter Gonzalez and his sons bassist Aaron and vibraphonist Stefan, with Gaika James on trombone.

Halvorson, Mary Quintet: Bending Bridges Halvorson, Mary Quintet:
Bending Bridges

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson's second recording with her amazing working quintet of trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Jon Irabagon, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Ches Smith.

Korekyojinn with Tsuboy Akihisa: Doldrums Korekyojinn with Tsuboy Akihisa:
Doldrums

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

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Korekyojinn (Yoshida Tatsuya, Nasuno Mitsuru and Kido Natuski) in their 7th release, joined by violinist Akihisa Tsuboy, recorded live at Tokyo's Koenji High, Lush, and Missions from 2008-2010.

Morris, Joe: Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK] Morris, Joe:
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]

(Riti Publishing -- USA )

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Joe Morris wrote this book to discuss aspects of free music, including responses to his questionnaire written by Joe McPhee, William Parker, Jamie Saft, Ken Vandermark, Marilyn Crispell, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, Matthew Shipp, &c.

Osborne, Mike Trio with Harry Miller and Tony Levin: The Birmingham Jazz Concert [2 CDs] Osborne, Mike Trio with Harry Miller and Tony Levin:
The Birmingham Jazz Concert [2 CDs]

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

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A double CD of saxophonist Mike Osborne's group with bassist Harry Miller and drummer Tony Levin performing live 1976 at the Warwick Suite, Grand Hotel in Birmingham, driven and innovative UK free jazz from a trio of legends.

Sun Ra: Wake Up Angels [2 CDs] Sun Ra:
Wake Up Angels [2 CDs]

(Art Yard -- Great Britain )

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Live recordings from Sun Ra Solar-Myth and Intergalactic Arkestras performing live at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival from 1972-74, well-recorded and great performances in this first issue of these great concerts.

World Heritage, The: Travelling Silk Road World Heritage, The:
Travelling Silk Road

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

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Live recordings of drummer Yoshida Tatsuya's World Heritage band from Koenji HIGH in 2009, condensing and editing the show into one incredible hour of sophisticated rock improvisation.

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 )

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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.

Parker, William Quartet: Sound Unity Parker, William Quartet:
Sound Unity

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Brotzmann, Peter: Solo + Trio Roma [2 CDs] Brotzmann, Peter:
Solo + Trio Roma [2 CDs]

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Victoriaville celebrated European Free Jazz legend Peter Brotzmann's 70th birthday by presenting two concerts: one solo, and one with the amazing Trio Roma of Massimo Pupillo and Paal Nilssen-Love, both presented on this essential 2 CD release.

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

(RogueArt -- France )

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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 )

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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.

Risser / Duboc / Perraud: En Corps Risser / Duboc / Perraud:
En Corps

(Dark Tree Records -- France )

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Frequent collaborators bassist Benjamin Duboc and drummer Edward Perraud, known from The Fish, Nuts, Abdelhai Bennani Trio, &c, join with prepared and unprepared pianist Eve Risser for two extended, intense and excursive improvisations.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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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.

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden:
Terror Of Positivity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Rainey, Tom Trio: Camino Cielo Echo Rainey, Tom Trio:
Camino Cielo Echo

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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NY drummer Tom Rainey's Trio with guitarist Mary Halvorson and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock in an album of informed free improvisation, powerful yet persuasively alluring playing from some of NY's finest.

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

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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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.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

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 )

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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.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

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

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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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 )

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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 )

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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.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
Vanishing Light...

(Ayler -- France )

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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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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.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Morris, Joe: Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]

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

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]

AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum): As The Crow Flies

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon

Brotzmann, Peter: Solo + Trio Roma [2 CDs]

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light...

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

World Heritage, The: Travelling Silk Road

Korekyojinn with Tsuboy Akihisa: Doldrums

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

Osborne, Mike Trio with Harry Miller and Tony Levin: The Birmingham Jazz Concert [2 CDs]

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla'

Risser / Duboc / Perraud: En Corps

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL]

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Resurrection and Life

Ducret, Marc: Tower, Vol. 4

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity