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Top Releases for 2013


 
Baron, Joey / Bill Frisell: Just Listen
Baron, Joey / Bill Frisell:
Just Listen

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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The duo of long-time collaborators guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Joey Baron, two of Downtown NY's finest players, performing 9 tracks of original numbers and work by Sam Cooke, Ray Noble, Ron Carter, and Charlie Parker.

Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver: Book of Three: Continuum
Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver:
Book of Three: Continuum

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Collective improvisation from Ho Bynum's Book of Three with bassist John Hebert & drummer Gerald Cleaver, following their RogueArt CD with this exceptional album of original compositions plus works from Bobby Bradford, Salim Washington, and Jim Hobbs.

Coleman, Steve & Five Elements: Functional Arrhythmias
Coleman, Steve & Five Elements:
Functional Arrhythmias

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Alto saxophonist Steve Coleman takes his long-standing M-Base band Five Elements ongoing study into patterns found in nature in an album of music reflecting the irrational rhythms found in healthy human heartbeat patterns.

Cymerman / Wooley / Evans / Bauder: Sky Burial
Cymerman / Wooley / Evans / Bauder:
Sky Burial

(5049 Records -- USA )


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The first recording of composer Jeremiah Cymerman's Amplified Quartet featuring trumpeters Nate Wooley & Peter Evans and saxophonist Matt Bauder, recorded during a three day residency at Brooklyn's Roulette in the summer of 2012.

Ducret, Marc: Tower, Vol. 3
Ducret, Marc:
Tower, Vol. 3

(Ayler -- France )


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Guitarist Marc Ducret's sextet performs comments on the music previously played in the other albums of the Tower series, either as rewritten fragments or developments of excerpts or patterns.

Fire! Orchestra: Exit!
Fire! Orchestra:
Exit!

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $16.95    




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The Swedish trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin collaborate with twenty-eight prestigious guests to form the Fire! Orchestra, an incredible free-jazz big band.

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Colorado at Clinton
Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels:
Colorado at Clinton

(Ayler -- France )


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Trumpeter & cornetist Dennis Gonzalez' Yells At Eels with sons Aaron Gonzalez on bass and Stefan Gonzalez on drums adds Aakash Mittal (Rudresh Mahanthappa, Ravish Momin) on alto sax for a dynamic studio release of Gonzalez and Mittal compositions.

Group, The (Abdullah / Brown / Bang / Sirone / Hopkins / Cyrille): Live
Group, The (Abdullah / Brown / Bang / Sirone / Hopkins / Cyrille):
Live

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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A previously unreleased concert recording from 1986 of a group of leading out jazz artists (Billy Bang, Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille, &c.) playing original compositions as well as a cover of Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat".

Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson: Sifter
Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson:
Sifter

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Presenting compositions from all three players, the NY-based trio of Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Mary Halvorson (guitar) & Matt Wilson (drums) this exceptional trio play a stripped down, rocking blend of free form improvisation.

Halvorson, Mary Septet: Illusionary Sea
Halvorson, Mary Septet:
Illusionary Sea

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )


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Mary Halvorson leads her Septet with Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (alto sax), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) & Ches Smith (drums) through 6 original compositions and a Robert Wyatt cover!

Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell: Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moo
Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell:
Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moons Of Jupiter & Electronic Works [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $24.95    




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Chicago cornetist/composer Rob Mazurek leads his Exploding Star Orchestra featuring Roscoe Mitchell with Nicole Mitchell, Matana Roberts, Steve Swell, Matt Bauder, Jason Adasiewica, &c. through a colossal 8 part work, and also provides a single CD of cosmic electronics.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock
Mostly Other People Do the Killing:
Slippery Rock

(Hot Cup Records -- USA )


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Claiming to have been inspired by smooth jazz, the 6th MOPDTK album is a remarkable achievement of forward-thinking free jazz with a bizarre sense of humor and an irresistible love of poking fun at form while simultaneously paying homage.

New Atlantis Octet: Unto the Sun
New Atlantis Octet:
Unto the Sun

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $9.95    




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A free-wheeling debut from 8-piece mid-Atlantic supergroup formed by guitarist Edward Ricart and drummer Sam Lohman (Matta Gawa) plus Roy Cambell (trumpet), Steve Swell (trombone), Jason Ajemian (bass), Andrew Barker (drums), &c.

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Live at Maya Recordings Festival
Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton:
Live at Maya Recordings Festival

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Superb improvisation from three masters - Evan Parker on sax, Barry Guy on bass and Paul Lytton on drums - performing at the Maya Recordings Festival, September 23 - 25, 2011 at Theater am Gleis, Winterthur, Switzerland.

Parker, Evan / Matthew Shipp: Rex, Wrecks & XXX [2 CDs]
Parker, Evan / Matthew Shipp:
Rex, Wrecks & XXX [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $18.00    




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Six "Rex", 2 "Wrecks" and 1 "XXX" from the duo of British reedist Evan Parker and NY pianist Matthew Shipp in a double CD release, one in the studio and one live at Vortex in London, exceptional interplay from two masters.

Parker, Evan: The Topography of the Lungs
Parker, Evan:
The Topography of the Lungs

(psi -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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2013 reissue of the seminal London & European Free Improv trio release from 1970 with two additional tracks, making an amazing release showing the relationships between established jazz forms and the emerging modern language.

Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins): Hammered
Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins):
Hammered

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Drawing from some of NYC's finest - Tim Berne, Tony Malaby, Mary Halvorson and Andrea Parks - drummer Ches Smith's band takes the Downtown NY strategy to bridge experimental rock and avant jazz in unexpected and astonishing ways.

Sun Ra: Sub Underground Series Vol 1 & 2 - Cosmo Earth Fantasy
Sun Ra:
Sub Underground Series Vol 1 & 2 - Cosmo Earth Fantasy

(Art Yard (ReR TYARD) -- USA )


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A Saturn release from the 1960's featuring a wide-range of pieces from studio recordings, rehearsals, and live concerts that are all heart-felt and made in the traditional Sun Ra style.

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

(Impressus Records -- USA )


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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 )


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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.

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.

Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl: Plume
Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl:
Plume

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


Price: $15.95    




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Drummer/percussionist Tony Buck and saxophonist John Butcher are the common elements in these two trios, one with guitarist Burkhard Stangl, and one with pianist Magda Mayas, using imaginative and unusual approaches to improvisation.

Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake: A Night in November
Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake:
A Night in November

(Valid Records -- USA )


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An inventive, exuberant and absolutely amazing duo record from free jazz legends Edward "Kidd" Jordan and Hamid Drake recording live at New Orleans' renowned Piety Street Recording.

Braxton, Anthony Sextet: (Victoriaville) 2005
Braxton, Anthony Sextet:
(Victoriaville) 2005

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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Braxton, Anthony : Trio (Victoriaville) 2007
Braxton, Anthony :
Trio (Victoriaville) 2007

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Braxton's Diamond Curtain Wall Trio with Mary Halvorson and Taylor Ho Bynum live using laptop and interactive electronics at the 24th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville.

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.

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Cape of Storms
Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels:
Cape of Storms

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Trumpeter Gonzalez's band with sons, bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer Stefan Gonzalez, joined by saxophonist Tim Green and legendary UK/South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo.

Parker, Evan: The Ayes Have It
Parker, Evan:
The Ayes Have It

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Two performances by one-off groups, both featuring Evan Parker (saxophones) and Paul Rogers (double bass) -- a 1983 trio studio recording with percussionist Jamie Muir, and a 1991 quartet gig with percussionist Mark Sanders and visiting trombonist Wolter Wierbos.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson: Sifter

Baron, Joey / Bill Frisell: Just Listen

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

Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver: Book of Three: Continuum

Braxton, Anthony Sextet: (Victoriaville) 2005

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Live at Maya Recordings Festival

Braxton, Anthony : Trio (Victoriaville) 2007

Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins): Hammered

Ducret, Marc: Tower, Vol. 3

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock

Group, The (Abdullah / Brown / Bang / Sirone / Hopkins / Cyrille): Live

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Cape of Storms

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

Coleman, Steve & Five Elements: Functional Arrhythmias

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Colorado at Clinton

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