The Squid's Ear Magazine
West Coast/Pacific US Jazz


 
Bradford / Dresser / Ferris: Live in LA
Bradford / Dresser / Ferris:
Live in LA

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Performing together since the late 70s, this is the first recorded documentation of West Coast trumpeter Bobby Bradford, NY bassist Mark Dresser, and trombonist Glenn Ferris.

Bradford, Bobby: Love's Dream
Bradford, Bobby:
Love's Dream

(EMANEM -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Brand / Perkis / Robair / Shiurba / Sperry: Supermodel Supermodel
Brand / Perkis / Robair / Shiurba / Sperry:
Supermodel Supermodel

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Trombonist Gail Brand plays as part of a duo, trio, quartet and quintet in 13 improvised pieces that were recorded during three visits to San Francisco.

Carter, John / Bobby Bradford: Tandem (remastered) (1979/82) [2 CDs]
Carter, John / Bobby Bradford:
Tandem (remastered) (1979/82) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $24.95    




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Both volumes of trumpeter Bobby Bradford and clarinetist John Carter's remarkable concerts from 1979 in Los Angeles and 1982 in Worcester, MA, dramatically improved audio quality from their original issue.

Dessen, Michael Trio: Resonating Abstractions
Dessen, Michael Trio:
Resonating Abstractions

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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West Coast trombonist and electronic artist Michael Dessen's electroacoustic trio with bassist Christopher Tordini and drummer Dan Weiss, balancing detailed compositions and radically open improvisation that equally embraces groove-based improv and soundscape.

East-West Collective (Petit / Ochs / Masaoka / Fengxia / Kassap): Humeurs
East-West Collective (Petit / Ochs / Masaoka / Fengxia / Kassap):
Humeurs

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Bridging the East and West, with Miya Masaoka on koto and Xu Fengxia on guzheng representing the East, and Larry Ochs on sax, Didier Petite on cello, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinet representing the West; exhiliarating and exotic global improvisation.

Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald: Ghetto Calypso
Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald:
Ghetto Calypso

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $14.95    




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17 succinct improvisations recorded in 2000 from the trio of the late and legendary German free improvising bassist Peter Kowald, West Coast bassist Damon Smith, and alto saxophonist Marco Eneidi, powerful and lyrical improv with a nod to Ayler amidst brilliant playing.

 
Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith:
Valle de Mexico

(Confront -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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Guitarist Sandy Ewen and double bassist Damon Smith recorded these 2 extended improvsations in concert as part a "Desbordamientos" series at Cine Tonala, in Mexico City, pairing live music with screenings of Derek Bailey's 4-part series on improvisation.

FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin): All At Once
FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin):
All At Once

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Three West Coast saxophonists, Jon Raskin (Rova), Frank Gratkowsk (Zeitkratzer) and Phillip Grenlief, in a free improvising trio of highly interactive music using extended techniques to captivate and entertain the listener.

Goldberg / Redman / Miles / Hoff / Smith / Amendola: Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues
Goldberg / Redman / Miles / Hoff / Smith / Amendola:
Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues

(Bag -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A swinging album mining earlier jazz forms from the modern jazz sextet of Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Joshua Redman on tenor sax, Ron Miles on trumpet, Devin Hoff on bass, and drummers Ches Smith and Scott Amendola.

Goldberg, Ben: Baal: The Book Of Angels Vol. 15
Goldberg, Ben:
Baal: The Book Of Angels Vol. 15

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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West Coast clarinest Ben Goldberg in the 15th volume of John Zorn's Masada Book of Angels, performing with bassist Greg Cohen, pianist Jamie Saft and drummer Kenny Wollesen.

Golia Quartet, Vinny: Take Your Time
Golia Quartet, Vinny:
Take Your Time

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The third recording from this group of long-time collaborators, with Golia on soprano, alto and tenor sax, Bobby Bradford on cornet, Ken Filiano on bass and Alex Cline on drums in a set of Golia original compositions.

Golia, Vinny / Marco Eneidi / Lisa Mezzacappa / Vijay Anderson: Hell-Bent in the Pacific
Golia, Vinny / Marco Eneidi / Lisa Mezzacappa / Vijay Anderson:
Hell-Bent in the Pacific

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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Insanely great free improvisation for the West Coast in this quartet of Vinny Golia (multi-reeds), Marco Eneidi (alto sax) Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), and Vijay Anderson (drums).

Golia, Vinny & Urs Leimgruber: Empiricism in the West
Golia, Vinny & Urs Leimgruber:
Empiricism in the West

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Two amazing wind players - saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist Vinny Golia and saxophonist Urs Leimgruber - in a series of free improvising duos pushing their instruments into unusual and captivating territories.

Hooker, William: Earth's Orbit [VINYL 2 LPs]
Hooker, William:
Earth's Orbit [VINYL 2 LPs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $34.95    




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NY drummer William Hooker performing with Darius Jones and Adam Lane at The Stone in NYC, and with Aaron Bennett, Weasel Walter and Damon Smith at The Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco.

Leandre, Joelle / Phillip Greenlief: That Overt Desire of Object
Leandre, Joelle / Phillip Greenlief:
That Overt Desire of Object

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Relative Pitch Records debuts with the excellent duo of bassist Joelle Leandre and Bay Area woodwind improviser Phil Greenlief in 11 variations for contrabass and woodwinds.

Liebig / Vatcher / Golia: On The Cusp Of Fire And Water
Liebig / Vatcher / Golia:
On The Cusp Of Fire And Water

(Red Toucan -- Canada )


Price: $9.95    




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The West Coast trio of Michael Vatcher on drums & percussion, Steuart Liebig on electric bass, and Vinny Golia on reeds and winds recording live in Los Angeles, 2001, astonishing free improvisation from three seasoned players.

Maier, Giovanni: The Talking Bass
Maier, Giovanni:
The Talking Bass

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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Composer and double bassist Giovanni Maier creates the illusion of being everywhere at once while he plays alongside members of his quartet (Parrini, Calabrese & Amendola) as his instrument "talks" to theirs in this beautiful album.

McAuley, Jim: Gongfarmer 36
McAuley, Jim:
Gongfarmer 36

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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A collection of solo recordings by acoustic guitarist Jim McAuley, an improviser who redefines the classic instrument and whose music embodies aspects of jazz, blues, folk, and contemporary classic.

Mezzacappa, Lisa & Nightshade: Cosmic Rift
Mezzacappa, Lisa & Nightshade:
Cosmic Rift

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Bassist Mezzacappa and her Nightshade (Cory Wright (clarinet), John Finkbeiner (guitar), Tim Perkis (electronics), Kjell Nordeson (vibes & percussion)) performing compositions inspired by diverse composers from Messiaen to Zappa.

Mezzacappa, Lisa Bait and Switch: What is Known
Mezzacappa, Lisa Bait and Switch:
What is Known

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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San Francisco Bay Area bassist Lisa Mezzacappa's "garage jazz" quartet, a raw collective with an energized approach to jazz that focuses on band sound and chemistry.

Mitchell, Roscoe Trio: Angel City
Mitchell, Roscoe Trio:
Angel City

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Art Ensemble founder Roscoe Mitchel on reeds, winds and percussion, in an extended electroacoustic work performed with James Fei on reeds and analog electronics and William Winant on percussion; a composition/improvisation blending sound and space in creative and compelling ways.

NOW Orchestra, The (with guests George Lewis, Vinny Golia): Wowow
NOW Orchestra, The (with guests George Lewis, Vinny Golia):
Wowow

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $10.95    




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Drawing from some of the finest of the West Coast and Vancouver scenes, The Now Orchestra present 3 long works in multiple section, with performers including Peggy Lee, Vinny Golia, George Lewis, Dylan van der Schyff, &c. &c.

Petit, Didier - Alexandre Pierrepont: Passages - A Road Record: Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los
Petit, Didier - Alexandre Pierrepont:
Passages - A Road Record: Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los Angeles

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Cellist Petit and poet Pierrepont traveled from East to West Coasts recording with various improvisers who play with Petit while Pierrepont reads one of his poems in French, and then as a non-French speaker reads the same poem.

Amendola / Goldberg / Hoff: Plays Monk
Amendola / Goldberg / Hoff:
Plays Monk

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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Ten Thelonius Monk compositions played in a very unique, and often quirky, way by the trio "Play Monk", comprised of Scott Amendola (drums), Ben Goldberg (clarinet) and Devin Hoff (bass).

Robair, Gino: Solo Drums with Ebow
Robair, Gino:
Solo Drums with Ebow

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Percussionist Robair placed an Ebow over a street-sweeper blade or a short length of guitar string, and then placed those on the head of a snare drum or floor tom, recording without effects to allow natural rhythms and harmonic modulation to come forth.

Rosenboom, David: Naked Curvature
Rosenboom, David:
Naked Curvature

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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CalArts Chamber Ensemble performs this large work from composer David Ronsemboom, a whispered chamber opera/concerto grosso for six instrumentalists, whispering voices, electronics and interactive computer software.

Sult: Bark
Sult:
Bark

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $8.00    




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San Francisco' Jacob Heule (known for his work with Ettrick & Barn Owl) and Tony Dryer join Euro improvisers Havard Skaset and Guro Skumsnes Moe for seven free improvisations using extended techniques and unusual approaches to their instruments.

Thollem / Wimberly / Cline: Radical Empathy
Thollem / Wimberly / Cline:
Radical Empathy

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A trio of collective-improvisers recording in NYC's East Village in 2015 for exceptionally sympathetic dialog, instigated by electric keyboard improvisor Thollem McDonas, with Nels Cline on guitar and Charles Gayle cohort Michael Wimberly on drums; Fred Frith liner notes!

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.

Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack: ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire
Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack:
...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire

(Singlespeed Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A 4-part suite from oboe/english hornist Kyle Bruckman based on Thomas Pynchon's early novels, exhilarating jazz performed with Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Tim Daisy (drums), Jen Paulson (viola) and Anton Hatwich (bass).

Eisenstadt / Mitchell / Dresser / Schoenbeck: Golden State
Eisenstadt / Mitchell / Dresser / Schoenbeck:
Golden State

(Songlines -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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New York drummer Harris Eisenstadt's new ensemble crosses the country with Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell, NY & West Coast bassist Mark Dresser, and NY bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck, blending orchestral instruments in chamber and improvising contexts.

Ton Trio II (Shelton / Brown / Vittum): On and On
Ton Trio II (Shelton / Brown / Vittum):
On and On

(Singlespeed Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The Oakland-based Ton Trio II featuring Aram Shelton on alto saxophone, Scott Brown on bass, and Alex Vittum on drums, perform avant sophisticated jazz weaving through melody, rhythm, and texture while allowing for spacious improvisations.

Wright, Cory Outfit: Apples + Oranges
Wright, Cory Outfit:
Apples + Oranges

(Singlespeed Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Reedist Cory Wright's 5-piece Outfit from Oakland, CA, in an album featuring eight tracks of advanced compositions featuring remarkable improvising with Evan Francis (sax), Rob Ewing (trombone), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), and Jordan Glenn (drums).

Carter, John Trio: Echoes from Rudolph's [2 CDs]
Carter, John Trio:
Echoes from Rudolph's [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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Between 1973 and '76 Sunday afternoons at Rudolph's Fine Art Center hosted the superb John Carter Trio with son Stanley Carter on bass and Chris Carter on cymbals; these live recordings were originally released in a limited LP in 1977, now reissued with a rare '77 radio broadcast.

Schott, John: John Schott's Actual Trio
Schott, John:
John Schott's Actual Trio

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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San Francisco Bay Area guitarist John Schott (Junk Genius, T.J. Kirk, Tom Waits) in his 3rd release on Tzadik with his trio of Dan Seamans on bass and John Hanes on drums, 8 upbeat compositions including one for James Blood Ulmer; lyrical pieces with tight interplay.

Ochs, Larry: The Fictive Five
Ochs, Larry:
The Fictive Five

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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West Coast multi-reedist and founding member of the Rova Sax Quartet Larry Ochs leads this impressive free improvising quintet patterned after the New York Contemporary Five, with the superb lineup of Nate Wooley, Harris Eisenstadt, Pascal Niggenkemper, and Ken Filiano.

Rova Channeling Coltrane: Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirr
Rova Channeling Coltrane:
Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $31.95    




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Rova led by saxophonist Larry Ochs expands their translation of John Coltrane's "Ascension" in this amazing 3 disc CD/DVD/BluRay set of their cathartic performance at the 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival with a stellar lineup including Mazurek, Frith, Cline, Mori, Drake, &c &c.

Bradford, Bobby / Hafez Modirzadeh / Mark Dresser / Alex Cline: Live At The Open Gate [VINYL]
Bradford, Bobby / Hafez Modirzadeh / Mark Dresser / Alex Cline:
Live At The Open Gate [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $22.95    




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West Coast cornetist Bobby Bradford captured live in 2013 for a superb set at the Center for the Arts in Los Angeles, part of the Open Gate Theatre Sunday evening concert series, in a quartet with Hafez Modirzadeh on alto sax, Mark Dresser on bass, and Alex Cline on drums.

Kuhn, Peter Trio (w/ Kyle Moti / Nathan Hubbard): The Other Shore
Kuhn, Peter Trio (w/ Kyle Moti / Nathan Hubbard):
The Other Shore

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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Multi-reedist Peter Kuhn's 1st release as a leader in over 30 years, picking up from the NY loft scene after years of struggle, here in a collective free improv album with Kyle Motl on bass and Nathan Hubbard on drums, promoting spiritual values through creative music.

Street Priest: More Nasty  [CASSETTE]
Street Priest:
More Nasty [CASSETTE]

(Humbler -- USA )


Price: $6.95    




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The West Coast trio of Kristian Aspelin on guitar, Matt Chandler on bass, and Jacob Felix Heule on drums in a unique cassette of energetic sound, textural noise and explorative free improvisation.

Lindberg, John Raptor Trio (Lindberg / Calogero / LaBarbera): Western Edges
Lindberg, John Raptor Trio (Lindberg / Calogero / LaBarbera):
Western Edges

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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West Coast double bassist and composer John Lindberg's Raptor Trio with baritone saxophonist Pablo Calogero and drummer Joe LaBarbera presents music as a mystery to be left unsolved yet fully absorbed, as heard in this beguilingly lyrical and emotional album.

Dresser, Mark Seven (Mitchell / Ehrlich / Boroff / Dessen / White / Black): Sedimental You
Dresser, Mark Seven (Mitchell / Ehrlich / Boroff / Dessen / White / Black):
Sedimental You

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Downtown NY scene pioneering bassist, currently on the West Coast, Mark Dresser presents an album of original compositions performed with an amazing septet including Marty Ehrlich, Jim Black, Joshua White, Michael Dessen, David Morales Borof, and Nicole Mitchell.

Thollem / Oliveros / Cline: Molecular Affinity [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Thollem / Oliveros / Cline:
Molecular Affinity [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




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The 3rd recorded trio collaboration of pianist Thollem McDonas and guitarist Nels Cline, each changing the 3rd partner, this time with legendary accordionist, conceptualist and electronic artist Pauline Oliveros in a set of beautifully intertwining conversations.

Fielder, Alvin / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith : The Shape Finds Its Own Space
Fielder, Alvin / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith :
The Shape Finds Its Own Space

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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West Coast double bassist and mid-west drummer Alvin Fielder meet Norways saxophonist Frode Gjerstad at the 2016 No Idea Festival in Austin, TX, opening the festival with this remarkable display of free improvisation, a seething and burning set from these veteran players.

Mezzacappa, Lisa (Bennett / Finkbeiner / Winant / Mezzacappa / Perkis / Glenn): avantNOIR
Mezzacappa, Lisa (Bennett / Finkbeiner / Winant / Mezzacappa / Perkis / Glenn):
avantNOIR

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Influenced by noir crime novels from the 20s set in the Bay Area, bassist Mezacappa wrote these sophisticated and lyrical compositions for selected scenes or characters, performed by the superb sextet of William Winant, Tim Perkis, Aaron Benett, John Finkbeiner, & Jordan Glenn.

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.

Thollem / Mazurek: Blind Curves and Box Canyons
Thollem / Mazurek:
Blind Curves and Box Canyons

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Recorded at an exhibition of visual works by Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek in Texas, this was the first meeting with pianist Thollem McDonas, in an ardent session of explorative improvisation using electric and analog piano, sythn, samplers, cornet, voice, bells and effects; inquisitive and cathartic music of great drive.

 
Shiroishi, Patrick :
Ima

(Confront -- UK )


Price: $13.95    




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US West Coast multi-instrumentalist Patrick Shiroishi performs an unorthodox set at 2575 Mission in Los Angeles, California, using alto saxophone, bells, electric toothbrush, ipod, pie tin, spoons, tape player, and voice to create a yearning work expressing the frustration of longing and estrangement.

Rova / Bruckmann & Kaiser: Steve Lacy's Saxophone Special Revisited
Rova / Bruckmann & Kaiser:
Steve Lacy's Saxophone Special Revisited

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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The Californian saxophone quartet composed of Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs and Jon Raskin is extended with Henry Kaiser on guitar and Kyle Bruckmann on analog synth to perform the music of saxophone legend Steve Lacy in 7 compositions, putting an eclectic spin on the iconic composer and performer's music.

McPhee, Joe / Damon Smith / Alvin Fielder: Six Situations
McPhee, Joe / Damon Smith / Alvin Fielder:
Six Situations

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $16.95    




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Frequent collaborators, West Coast double bassist Damon Smith and AACM charter member Alvin Fielder on drums travel north to join free improv saxophone legend Joe McPhee at Roulette in New York City in 2016, recording this excellent example of informed free improvisation.

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.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chap
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chaparreiro / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos / Jose Oliveira :
Jadis La Pluie Etait Bleue

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The second volume of the project heard in the previous Creative Sources album, "Suspensao", here in a 9-piece electroacoust ensemble with viola, cello, doublebass, alto sax, trombone, piano, electric guitar, computer and percussion, suspenseful lowercase music that unfolds in mysterious, beautiful and rewarding ways.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

Novak, Ryan: Balloon Proportions
Novak, Ryan:
Balloon Proportions

(RY/NO Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Novak, who has worked with Tim Daisy and Tatsuya Nakatani, in an eclectic and complex solo release of colliding genres.

Rova: Bingo
Rova:
Bingo

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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The Rova Saxophone Quartet performing compositions by Lindsay Cooper, Fred Frith, Barry Guy, and Larry Ochs, live in the studio in 1996.

Shiurba, John: Triplicate
Shiurba, John:
Triplicate

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $9.95    




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Composer John Shiurba with an impressive West Coast octet including vocalists Lara Bruckmann & Morgan Guberman, trumpeter Tom Djll, drummer Gino Robair, and bassist Matthew Sperry, &c. conducting them through five twisted compositions.

Bruckmann, Kyle Degradient: Dear Everyone [2 CDs]
Bruckmann, Kyle Degradient:
Dear Everyone [2 CDs]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $20.95    




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West Coast oboist and english horn improviser composes a startlingly enjoyable work based on Matt Shears' book of recursive, encyclopedic poetry of the same name: 10 pieces colliding elements of skronk, spoken word, fried electroacoustic noise and dark prog within a Creative Music framework, with a core quartet of Aram Shelton, Jason Hoopes and Jordan Glenn, plus guest Weston Olencki and a large cast of readers.

Charuest, Yves / Agusti Fernandez / Nicolas Caloia / Peter Valsamis : Stir
Charuest, Yves / Agusti Fernandez / Nicolas Caloia / Peter Valsamis :
Stir

(Tour de Bras -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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The Montreal free improvising trio Still of Nicolas Caloia on bass, Peter Valsamis on drums, and Yves Charuest on saxophone is joined in the studio by visiting Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez for a superb set of detailed and energetic free jazz, 6 pieces titled "(un fold)" I - VI, making an album of first rate and exciting collective music.

Mitchell, Roscoe Quintet: Turn
Mitchell, Roscoe Quintet:
Turn

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Templeton, Gavin: Asterperious Special
Templeton, Gavin:
Asterperious Special

(Nine Winds -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A sophisticated modern jazz album from alto saxophonist Gavie Templeton, music based on his grandfather's experience as an Air Corps navigator in WWII, performed in a quartet with pianist Gary Fukushima, bassist Darek Oles, and drummer Joe Labarbera.

TSIGOTI: Read Between The Lines...Think Outside Them
TSIGOTI:
Read Between The Lines...Think Outside Them

(Post Consumer -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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The TSIGOTI quarter brings together Italians Jacopo Andreini on guitar, Andrea Caprara on drums, and Piero Spitilli on bass with California pianist Thollem McDonas for critical avant punk with a technically brilliant flair.

Kamins / Smith / Fielder / Hertenstein: After Effects
Kamins / Smith / Fielder / Hertenstein:
After Effects

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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A great example of traditional free improvisation spanning generations from the quartet of Danny Kamins on baritone saxophone, Damon Smith on double bass, and two drummer/percussionists--Alvin Fielder and Joe Hertenstein--for 10 tracks of swinging free music recorded in the studio in Texas, 2016, jazz with a lyrical intention and powerful rhythmic underpinnings.

Ochs, Larry / Sax and Drumming Core: Wild Red Yellow
Ochs, Larry / Sax and Drumming Core:
Wild Red Yellow

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Rova leader Larry Ochs takes his Sax and Drumming Core to the next level with this charged album of mind-bending free improvisation with an hallucinatory edge, joined by Libra artists Satoko Fujii on piano & synth and Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, with Scott Amendola on drums, William Winant and Matthias Bossi on a wild set of percussive instruments.

Bradford, Bobby / Hafez Modirzadeh / Ken Filiano / Royal Hartigan: Live at the Magic Triangle [VINYL
Bradford, Bobby / Hafez Modirzadeh / Ken Filiano / Royal Hartigan:
Live at the Magic Triangle [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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A live concert at Amherst, Massachusetts in 2016 as part of the Magical Triangle Jazz Series from the quartet of legendary cornetist Bobby Bradford, Turkish saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh on tenor, in-demand New York bassist Ken Filiano, and percussionist/drummer Royal Hartigan, the band performing two Bradford compositions, with one each from Filiano, Modirzadeh and Hartigan.

Frith, Fred Trio: Another Day in Fucking Paradise
Frith, Fred Trio:
Another Day in Fucking Paradise

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Proclaiming that he had nothing more in mind then getting together with a couple of formidable musicians, guitarist Fred Frith and Mills College alumni Jordan Glenn on drums and Jason Hoopes on electric and double bass take their listeners through 13 connected pieces that reference rock, jazz and ea-soundscape in an impressive album from a remarkable new group.

Farhadian, Thea: Tectonic Shifts
Farhadian, Thea:
Tectonic Shifts

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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"Farhadian is an American composer and performer with a base in San Francisco and one in Berlin. Her work often is about connecting solo violin and interactive electronics. Combining her classical background as violist (Berkeley Symphon...

Blonk, Jaap / Makagami Koichi  / Paul Dutton / Phil Minton / David Moss: Five Men Singing
Blonk, Jaap / Makagami Koichi / Paul Dutton / Phil Minton / David Moss:
Five Men Singing

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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Golia, Vinny Wind Quartet: Live At The Century City Playhouse
Golia, Vinny Wind Quartet:
Live At The Century City Playhouse

(Dark Tree Records -- France )


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Dark Tree's Southern California archive series adds this phenomenal session from multi-woodwind player Vinny Golia's Wind Quartet with clarinetist John Carter, trombonist Glenn Ferris, and cornetist Bobby Bradford, recorded fairly early in their careers in 1979 live at Century City Playhouse in LA for two sets of exploratory, dexterous and astounding jazz.

Kuhn, Peter Trio (Kuhn / Motl / Hubbard): Intention
Kuhn, Peter Trio (Kuhn / Motl / Hubbard):
Intention

(FMR -- UK )


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Clarinetist and bass clarinetist Peter Kuhn defines his "intentions" with his trio of bassist Kyle Motl and drummer Nathan Hubbard, recording in the studio in 2017 for an album of determined, informed and demanding free improvisation, a reflection of Kuhn's life and his direction to create superb modern jazz music with power, release, and inventive joy.

Kuhn, Peter (w/ Cline/ Clucas / Sewelson / Walton): Dependent Origination
Kuhn, Peter (w/ Cline/ Clucas / Sewelson / Walton):
Dependent Origination

(FMR -- UK )


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Multi-reedist Peter Kuhn returned to the San Diego scene in 2013, forming the Dependent Origination band with a core of drummer Alex Cline and saxophonist Dave Sewelson, referencing the Buddhist concept of interdependent co-arising; 4 years later this album adding Dan Clucas (cornet) & Scott Walton (bass) represents the current state of this excellent collective band.

Kaiser, Henry / Ed Pettersen: We Call All Times Soon
Kaiser, Henry / Ed Pettersen:
We Call All Times Soon

(Split Rock Records -- USA )


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A series of acoustic guitar duos between Henry Kaiser playing on an 18-string harp guitar, and Ed Pettersen, playing an 8-string Weissenborn guitar, freely improvised and with a psychedelic/cosmic impulse as the two draw on elements of Americana and roots-based folk music in four extended recordings, the camaraderie and mutual intent evident in this fascinating album.

Dick, Robert / Tiffany Chang: Raise The River
Dick, Robert / Tiffany Chang:
Raise The River

(RogueArt -- France )


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Pioneering West Coast flute improviser Robert Dick, whose command over the instrument is startlingly profound, is joined by young Bay Area drummer Tiffany Chang for nine studio recordings of brilliant interplay, from energetic interaction to introspective beauty, with unusual moments of extended flute technique, an astonishing and engaging album.

Fujioka / Shiroishi / Casanova: Kage Cometa
Fujioka / Shiroishi / Casanova:
Kage Cometa

(FMR -- UK )


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A West Coast trio of electric and acoustic jazz from Patrick Shiroishi on alto & soprano saxophones, Dylan Fujioka on drums, and Paco Casanova on keyboards and electric piano, performing live at The Museum of Contemporary Art in LA in 2017 for an extended journey, at times psychedelic and others contemporary but always serious, revelatory and commanding.

Ichiyanagi, Toshi with Eye Music: Sapporo
Ichiyanagi, Toshi with Eye Music:
Sapporo

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Written in 1963 for up to 15 peformers plus a conductor who may also make sound, Japanese composer and Fluxus artist Toshi Ichiyanagi's score has 16 pages marked with combinations of lines, dots and letters indicating duration, number of events, and moments of restraint, each player using a different page, with certain options of switching pages with another player during performance.

Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald: Improvised (Vancouver)
Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald:
Improvised (Vancouver)

(Incus -- UK )


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Three concerts at Vancouver's Western Front, two from 1978 and one from 1996, from the duo of West Coast free improvising guitarist Henry Kaiser and Vancouver saxophonist John Oswald, early yet mature examples of the profoundly great music each artist has gone on to create using astounding and extreme techniques.

Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal): Cliff
Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal):
Cliff

(Driff Records -- USA )


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Contrasting his concurrent piano trio album with Nate McBride and Luther Gray, "Pools", "Cliff" is a first encounter between Boston-area pianist and composer Pandelis Karayorgis and drummer Eric Rosenthal with double bassist Damon Smith, recently migrated from the West Coast, as the three present a concentrative album of collective improvisation revealing three masterful players.

Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver: Songs Of The Wild Cave
Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver:
Songs Of The Wild Cave

(RogueArt -- France )


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An extremely unique sax and drums album, as Rova leader Larry Ochs and New York drummer Gerald Cleaver take their tenor and sopranino saxophones, and drums and percussion, into the absolute darkness and stillness of the Portel Cave in the South of France, using the resonance and inspiration of the cave to record these seven incredible improvisations.

Drone Trio (Davis / Frith / Greenlief): Lantskap Logic
Drone Trio (Davis / Frith / Greenlief):
Lantskap Logic

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Recording in the Bay Area at the Mills College Chapel in Oakland, the Drone Trio of Fred Frith on electric guitar, Phillip Greenlief using extended techniques on alto & tenor saxophones, and Evelyn Davis on the Chapel's pipe organ, use the natural resonance of the chapel and their masterful skills as improvisers to evolve fervid and powerfully sonorous environments.

Bradford, Bobby / Hafez Modirzadeh / Roberto Miranda / Vijay Anderson: Live At The Blue Whale  [VINY
Bradford, Bobby / Hafez Modirzadeh / Roberto Miranda / Vijay Anderson:
Live At The Blue Whale [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $22.95    




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Cornetist Bobby Bradford leads this quartet with soprano saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh, also playing karna and khaen; bassist Roberto Miguel Miranda; and East Coast drummer Vijay Anderson, in a live concert at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles in 2017, a sophisticated avant jazz outing including a set of variations for Ornette Coleman, a great example of modern creative form.

Jones Jones (Larry Ochs / Mark Dresser / Vladimir Tarasov): A Jones In Time Saves Nine [VINYL]
Jones Jones (Larry Ochs / Mark Dresser / Vladimir Tarasov):
A Jones In Time Saves Nine [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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The 3rd album from the trio of Larry Ochs (Rova Saxophone Quartet) on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Downtown NY mainstay and West Coast migrant Mark Dresser on bass, and Ganelin Trio alumnus Vladimir Tarasov on drums and percussion, in four superb examples of collective improvisation captured live in two concerts in Berkeley and San Diego, CA in 2016.

Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver / Nels Cline: What Is To Be Done
Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver / Nels Cline:
What Is To Be Done

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The first release from the trio of Nels Cline, Gerald Cleaver, and Larry Ochs in a 2016 concert at Gallery5 Arts, in Richmond, Virginia, captured as part of the trio's series touring around the Northeast each December since 2015, playing what Larry Ochs describes as music that "seeks sonically to soothe, to inspire, and to conspire", in three urgent and powerful improvisations.

Frith, Fred Trio: Closer To The Ground
Frith, Fred Trio:
Closer To The Ground

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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The Oakland, CA-based Fred Frith Trio with bassist Jason Hoopes on double bass and electric, and Jordan Glenn on drums and percussion, extend their sonic excursions in this 2nd album that finds Frith on electric guitar and organ, as they evolve incredible soundscapes or shred through intense and intricate interplay; a rich album of dexterity, mood and power.

 

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