The Squid's Ear Magazine
Cultural Musics from Around the World


 
4tet (Jing / Wintsch / Oester / Pfammatter): Different Song - Step Into The Future
4tet (Jing / Wintsch / Oester / Pfammatter):
Different Song - Step Into The Future

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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An unconventional blend of instruments creates different, but captivating, sounds and structures by 4tet, a quartet of Chinese musician Jing (pipa, guqin) and Swiss jazz and free improvisers Wintsch, Oester, and Pfammatter.

Anandan, Ganesh / Gzowski, John : Shruti Project
Anandan, Ganesh / Gzowski, John :
Shruti Project

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Using an electric 12-string shruti stick, a Harry Partch guitar & percussion Anandan & Gzowski create amazing microtonal environments with growling vocal interventions.

Bell, Clive / Bechir Saade: An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney
Bell, Clive / Bechir Saade:
An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $17.95    




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Shakuhachi duets from veteran player Clive Bell and Lebanese improviser Bechir Saade recorded in England, 2007; lyrical, haunting and unexpected.

Brennan / Doran / Amstad / Heral: Triangulation - Whirligigs
Brennan / Doran / Amstad / Heral:
Triangulation - Whirligigs

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Groove-based improvisations from keyboardist Brennan, percussionist Heral, guitarist Doran, and vocalist Amstad, an inspired record influenced by a confluence of world influences.

Brennan, John Wolf / Tony Majdalani / Marco Jencarelli: Pilgrims
Brennan, John Wolf / Tony Majdalani / Marco Jencarelli:
Pilgrims

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.45    




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John Wolf Brennan, Marco Jencarelli, and Tony Majdalani in a musical trip reflecting a spiritual journey through sound and unusual instrumentation, with an extensive and insightful 17 page booklet to guide the listener.

Davidson, Scott with Shipp / Shorter / Bisio / Dickey: Dreamland
Davidson, Scott with Shipp / Shorter / Bisio / Dickey:
Dreamland

(NO LABEL -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Percussionist Scott Davidson, whose music is informed by jazz, classical Indian and Middle Eastern music, teamed up with pianist Matthew Shipp, bassist Michael Bisio, drummer Whit Dickey and reedist Lloyd Shorter for this album of world encompassing and rhythmic jazz.

Day, Terry: Interruptions
Day, Terry:
Interruptions

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Terry Day plays a wide variety of instruments including piano, saxophones, drums, cello, mandolin, voice and many more in these analogue studio recordings made between 1978 and 1981.

ElSaffar, Amir : Two Rivers
ElSaffar, Amir :
Two Rivers

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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NY based Iraqi-American trumpeter ElSaffar in an emotionally charged work that invokes ancient Iraqi musical traditions and frames them in a modern jazz setting.

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.

Kaiser, Henry, Noyes, Charles K. & Park, Sang-Won: Invite The Spirit 1983
Kaiser, Henry, Noyes, Charles K. & Park, Sang-Won:
Invite The Spirit 1983

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Remastered complete reissue of the double LP release of this meeting of Korean shamanistic vocals and kayagum with improvising virtuoso Kaiser and percussionist Noyes .

Kwang, Goh Lee: Butterfly Lovers OST
Kwang, Goh Lee:
Butterfly Lovers OST

(Nyoba Kan -- Malaysia )


Price: $13.95    




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A sound track to the Malaysian stage play "Butterfly Lovers", which explores the themes of human relationships and emotions through a Zen perspective, from sound artist Goh Lee Kwang in a sextet that merges traditional Malaysian instrumentation and electronics.

Mirt: Khmer & Siam Recordings
Mirt:
Khmer & Siam Recordings

(SAAMLENG -- Poland )


Price: $14.95    




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Blending field recordings of temples, rain, bells, cicadas, radios, and other regional sounds from Khmer & Siam with native music to create a rich audioscape of those exotic lands, both mysterious and liltingly melodic on a beautiful journey in sound.

Mori, Ikue: Bhima Swarga-The Journey of the Soul From Hell to Heaven [DVD]
Mori, Ikue:
Bhima Swarga-The Journey of the Soul From Hell to Heaven [DVD]

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Orchestra Of The National Center For Korean Traditional Performing Arts, The: Yomillak: The Selectio
Orchestra Of The National Center For Korean Traditional Performing Arts, The:
Yomillak: The Selection Of Korean Classical Music

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $28.95    




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Orchestra of the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts performs selection of Korean Classical Music, including "Yomillak", first performed in 1447, along with 3 other historic works.

Parker, Evan: Hasselt
Parker, Evan:
Hasselt

(psi -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Three open improvisations recorded in concert at Kunstencentrum Belgie Hasselt, Belgium in 2010 by sub-groups from the Electrocacoustic Ensemble, plus an extended performance by the whole ensemble.

Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi): Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi
Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi):
Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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New York multi-reed and wind player Ned Rothenberg performing on the shakuhachi in orignal compositions performed with viola and spoken word in beautiful and nuanced performances.

Smith's Mbira, Wadada Leo: Dark Lady Of The Sonnets
Smith's Mbira, Wadada Leo:
Dark Lady Of The Sonnets

(Tum -- Finland )


Price: $17.95    




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Drawing on American creative music, Mbira music of Zimbabwe, and traditional Chinese music, trumpeter Leo Smith's ensemble with drummer Pheeroan akLaff and pipa player Min Xiao-Fen perform 5 extraordinary compositions of lyrical vision.

Turkoz, Saadet: Marmara Sea
Turkoz, Saadet:
Marmara Sea

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Classical Turkish music featuring the beautiful voice of Saadet Turkoz accompanied by Elliot Sharp (guitar), Joelle Leandre (bass), Burhan Ocal (ud, saz) and Martin Schutz (cello).

Wollesen - Haffner - Naujo: Rasa Rasa
Wollesen - Haffner - Naujo:
Rasa Rasa

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Rasa Rasa members Kenny Wollesen, Dalius Naujo, Jonathon Haffner and Sean Francis Conway present the ancient polyphonic vocal music of Lithuania using a mix of ensembles, reviving the infectious grooves and ancient vocal rounds, aided by new instruments devised by Wollesen.

Zorn, John: Forro Zinho Ñ Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn
Zorn, John:
Forro Zinho Ñ Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $16.95    




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Forro is a NY East Village rock ensemble that reinterprets forro--traditional Brazilian folk music--using modern Downtown language, here taking on the compositions of John Zorn in rhythmically rich melodic approaches that's equal parts tribute and collaboration.

Moholo-Moholo / Gjerstad / Stephens / Lonberg-Holm: Distant Groove
Moholo-Moholo / Gjerstad / Stephens / Lonberg-Holm:
Distant Groove

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Reedist Frode Gjerstad leads the multi-national quartet of Louis Moholo on drums, Nick Stephens on bass and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, 4 superb players in a 4-part free improvisation of animated and intertwining dialog that enthusiastically carries the listener.

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.

Machida, Yoshio: Steelpan Improvisations : 2001-2008
Machida, Yoshio:
Steelpan Improvisations : 2001-2008

(Yoshio Machida -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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Yoshio Machida's steelpan live recordings in Europe and Japan between 2001-2008; including early pieces by combination of self-made steelpan Gamelan sound and computer to recent acoustic steelpan pieces.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy: Music for Chamber Organ & Contra Bass Clarinet
Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy:
Music for Chamber Organ & Contra Bass Clarinet

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Electroacoustic improviser Thanos Chrysakis performing on the chamber organ at the University of Gloucestershire, UK in a collaboration with Chris Cundy on contra bass clarinet, for a subtle, mysterious and uncompromising four-part improvisation.

Free Base (Wilkinson / Mattos / Noble): The Ins and Outs
Free Base (Wilkinson / Mattos / Noble):
The Ins and Outs

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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In their first studio recording, Alan Wilkinson (saxes, voice), Marcio Mattos (double bass, electronics) and Steve Noble (drums) play a diverse set with moments ranging from fervid to serene.

Baptista, Cyro: Bluefly
Baptista, Cyro:
Bluefly

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A pop-infused psychedelic trip featuring Cyro with a huge lineup of superb musicians, lyrical improvisation with latin and world influences, with Baptista taking vocals over his eclectic and melodically embraceable music; a beautiful album to return to frequently.

Bandolin, Jacob do : Great Jewish Music
Bandolin, Jacob do :
Great Jewish Music

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A tribute to Jacob do Bandolim, one of the founders of the Brazilian instrumental style choro in the 30's and 40's, in compositions from Tzadik artists Davka, Cyro Baptista, Carla Kihlstedt, Jon Madof, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Ben Perowsky, Rob Burger, Jamie Saft, &c.

Pastor / Killion: Bows
Pastor / Killion:
Bows

(Slam -- Great Britain )


Price: $10.00    




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Italian violinist and multi-instrumentalist Stefano Pastor with the amazing cellist and Indian instrument master Kash Killion in a mix of original avant jazz and 2 Monk standards.

Braxton, Anthony / Miya Masaoka: Duo (Dcwm) 2013 [2 CDs]
Braxton, Anthony / Miya Masaoka:
Duo (Dcwm) 2013 [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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Two performers who have stretched the boundaries of their instruments--Miya Masaoka on 12-string koto and Anthony Braxton on saxophones and software-based electronics--in subtle and unusual environments where each player fills the phrases of the other in unforseen ways.

Kahn, Jason and Asher: Planes
Kahn, Jason and Asher:
Planes

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


Price: $10.00    




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Sonic explorer Jason Kahn & Asher Thal-Nir in a 2008 concert at Boston's Axiom Gallery for a performance that creates inspired sound worlds by layering Kahn's planes of sound with Asher's environmental processing.

Demierre, Jacques: One Is Land
Demierre, Jacques:
One Is Land

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A powerfully dense work, and a quiet and quirky piece for piano from pianist Demmier, whose song titles are quotations from the poem "One Island" by Robert Lax.

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.

Sirom: I
Sirom:
I

(Amorfon -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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Silom is a Slovenian creative music trio using a variety of string, percussive, and melodic percussive instruments, focused on the acoustic aspects of complex evolving works that combine composed and improvised aspects to create rich music with ancient ethnic overtones.

Machinda, Yoshio: Tender Blues
Machinda, Yoshio:
Tender Blues

(Amorfon -- Japan )


Price: $9.00    




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Japanese Steelpan player Yoshio Machida's 11th solo album, performed on the metal slit drum, made from a small gas tank tuned to the C scale over 2 octaves, which he takes into warm territories of rich overtones and melodic invention influenced by Kora, Gamelan, Kulintang and Myanmar musics.

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.

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.

Henry Cow: Vol. 4 & 5: Trondheim
Henry Cow:
Vol. 4 & 5: Trondheim

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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Perhaps the most exceptional of the "road' albums from the Henry Cow Box Set, this 1976 Trondheim concert found the band missing bassist John Greaves and singer Dagmar Krauss, so instead of their set list they shut off the lights and gave the audience pure improvisation using EA and concrete approaches, heard in spectacular detail in Bob Drake' remaster.

Andersen, Arild / Clive Bell / Mark Wastell: Tales Of Hackney
Andersen, Arild / Clive Bell / Mark Wastell:
Tales Of Hackney

(Confront -- UK )


Price: $12.95    




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World instrumentation of shakuhachi, thai flute, shinobue, thai mouth organ, and shruti box blends with western orchestration of double bass, percussion and electronics as Clive Bell, Arild Andersen, and Mark Wastell come together in the studio after their well-received concert at Cafe Oto in London to develop these beautifully lyrical improvisations.

Abraxas / John Zorn : The Book Beri'ah Vol 5: Gevurah
Abraxas / John Zorn :
The Book Beri'ah Vol 5: Gevurah

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Blending a punk rock sensibility with Sephardic tribalism via a taste of North African Gnawa magic, Abraxas is one of the most primal and rocking ensembles in the Masada family, here taking on the 5th edition of Masada Book Three, "The Book Beri'ah", recording in Bill Laswell's studio for 9 joyfully exuberant and intensely executed interpretations of Zorn's compositions.

Grdina's, Gordon The Marrow (w/ Helias / Roberts / Zubot / Honari): Safar-E-Daroon
Grdina's, Gordon The Marrow (w/ Helias / Roberts / Zubot / Honari):
Safar-E-Daroon

(Songlines -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Oud player Gordon Grdina's Vancouver/NY project adapting Arabic and Persian forms to a modern jazz approach, in their 2nd release, a wonderfully rich and lyrical album infused with Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms, performed with his excellent The Marrow quintet Joshua Zubot on violin, Hank Roberts on cello, Mark Helias on bass, and Hamin Honari on tombak, daf & frame drum.

Lijiang Quintet: Crossing A River By Rope
Lijiang Quintet:
Crossing A River By Rope

(fo'c'sle -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A rare and exuberant exchange of sonic discourse between Chinese and American improvisers recorded in the Yunnan Province of China at the Lijiang Studio artist residency, in a uniquely voiced quintet with Theresa Wong on cello & voice, Lao Dan on saxophone & bamboo instruments, John McCowen on clarinet & recorder, Li Xing on electric & acoustic guitars, and Deng Boyu on percussion & found objects.

Pan (Kim / Benes / Haag / Alsadi / Saremi): I Had A Dream
Pan (Kim / Benes / Haag / Alsadi / Saremi):
I Had A Dream

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Perhaps referring to their "Pan"-global membership, with improvisers from Europe, Iran, Palestine and South Korea, and unusual instrumentation including the kanun and keneche, the Pan quintet recorded this album using unconventional composing methods and the integration of sound processing and extraneous interjections, a truly unique album of encompassing improvisation.

Remote Viewers, The: Let the City Sleep
Remote Viewers, The:
Let the City Sleep

(Remote Viewers -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Restricted by pandemic, bassist John Edwards took compositions for Remote Viewers written by Dave Petts along with recordings from himself and saxophonists Caroline Kraabel, Sue Lynch, Adrian Northover & David Petts, using digital compositional methods to maintain Petts' concepts while manipulating and inverting each piece in wonderfully riotous and unexpected ways.

Lumpeks (Laurain / Borel / Koziel / Beliah): Lumpeks
Lumpeks (Laurain / Borel / Koziel / Beliah):
Lumpeks

(Bolt / Umlaut -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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Bassist Sebastien Beliah leads this French-Polish quartet with Louis Laurain on cornet, Pierre Borel on alto saxophone, and Olga Koziel on voice & percussions, blending free jazz and traditional Polish music & songs with an experimental bent and the flourish of East European folk energy, a passionate mix that entertains and surprises the listener with unexpected twists & turns.

Senyawa (Rully Shabara / Wukir Suryadi): Alkisah
Senyawa (Rully Shabara / Wukir Suryadi):
Alkisah

(Burning Ambulance Music -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Since 2010 the Indonesian duo Senyawa of vocalist Rully Shabara and instrumentalist Wukir Suryadi have merged traditional Indonesian music with experimental approaches, heard here in their seventh album, released through a cooperative arrangement with more than 30 labels across the globe, in an attempt to decentralize the hierarchical structures of the music industry.

Perelman, Ivo / Gordon Grdina / Hamin Honari Trio: The Purity Of Desire
Perelman, Ivo / Gordon Grdina / Hamin Honari Trio:
The Purity Of Desire

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $15.95    




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An exotic album of tradition-spanning improvisation from the trio of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perleman, oud player Gordon Grdina and percussionist Hamin Honari on tombak and daf, avoiding any cliches of "world fusion" as the effusive Middle Eastern rhythmic devices propel Perelman and Grdina into joyful flights of ecstatic playing that bridge the East and West.

Fox, Billy Blackbirds and Bullets: Dulces
Fox, Billy Blackbirds and Bullets:
Dulces

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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NY percussionist Billy Fox in a septet playing compositions influenced by music from South Asia, The Middle East and Africa, filtered into compelling compositions for jazz ensemble.

Expanse Meets The JMDE Quartet: Scope
Expanse Meets The JMDE Quartet:
Scope

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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David Peck's Grand Aesthetic approach to compositional structures for groupings of any size and orchestral combination leads to unexpected and sometimes exotic results, as heard in this live and monumental performance of his Expanse project expanded with percussionist Michael Knoblach, David Welans on flutes, Eric Dahlman on trumpet and Jimmy Zhao on Chinese instruments.

SuperKlang (Aurier / Lemetre): SuperKlang
SuperKlang (Aurier / Lemetre):
SuperKlang

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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An effusive album of violin and percussion, fueled by the Iranian zarb drum and augmented with an eclectic mix of frame drums, nyckelharp and Tibetan bowls, from the French duo of violinist Frederic Aurier and percussionist Sylvain Lemetre, both trained classical musicians drawn to jazz forms, their duo an eclectically enjoyable blend of experimental and danceable, joyful music.

Abrahams, Chris / Clare Cooper: Germ Studies For Guzheng & DX7
Abrahams, Chris / Clare Cooper:
Germ Studies For Guzheng & DX7

(Splitrec -- Australia )


Price: $18.00    




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The Australian duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (Necks) & Berlin harpist Clare Cooper in a series of 198 short improvisations performed on Yamaha DX7 and the 14th century Guzheng harp, presented with 198 illustrations in an unusual and obsessively rewarding project.

Kabako, Solo Dja: Solo
Kabako, Solo Dja:
Solo

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )


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Blind guitarist and singer Solo Dja Kabako is an important figure in Burkina Faso in West Africa, whose talent took him from begging on the streets as a kid to being a treasured artist in his country, here in an album recorded in his home in Ougadougou by saxophonist Assif Tsahar after a festival where they met; a record of warm, sincere music and song.

Meirano, Gabriele / Xu Fengxia: New Vintage Sessions [CDr + DOWNLOAD]
Meirano, Gabriele / Xu Fengxia:
New Vintage Sessions [CDr + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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A collaboration between the China based Italian pianist Gabriele Meirano and the Berlin based Chinese musician Xu Fengxia, a pioneer in combining Chinese music with improvisation; the two first played together when Peter Brotzmann invited them to join him in a trio concert at the Shanghai Art Center in 2011, here in a duo that fuses Far East sounds and the blues.

Musson Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders: Shifa - Live at Cafe Oto
Musson Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders:
Shifa - Live at Cafe Oto

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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"Shifa", or "Healing", is the London-based trio of saxophonist Rachel Musson, pianist Pat Thomas, and drummer Mark Sanders, here in a live concert at Cafe Oto in 2018 of two collective improvisations of arching sax lines, rolling and potent drumming, powerful block chords and intricate lines, from dark to joyful moments, an intoxicating tonic for the ears.

Kennel, Hans / Mytha: How It All Started
Kennel, Hans / Mytha:
How It All Started

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Improvised music using traditional Alpine horn music as its roots, as performed by a quartet of alphorns, büchels, and voice.

Odd Person: Myths of the Crystal Plateau [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Odd Person:
Myths of the Crystal Plateau [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Nonlocal Research -- Chile )


Price: $7.95    




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A mesmerizing album of rich percussion and synthetic sound floors from Odd Person, aka August Treager (Bicephalic, Somnaphon), in seven trance-like compositions based around grooves that slowly evolve in character while accompanied by haunting asides of ghostly melodic figures, casting a decidedly world music flavor to original music that transcends location.

Banabila, Michel: Wah-Wah Whispers
Banabila, Michel:
Wah-Wah Whispers

(Bureau B -- Germany )


Price: $17.95    




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Dutch composer Michel Banabila amalgamates genres, using acoustic and electronics elements to serve his work, here in 8 recent pieces that blend electronica, world forms and soundscape in sophisticated ways, with vocal samples from all n4tural and Yuko Parris, guitar from Cok Van Vuuren, and a collaborative composition with Machinefabriek/Rutger Zuydervelt.

Denyer, Frank: Music for Shakuhachi
Denyer, Frank:
Music for Shakuhachi

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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Unprecedented music for Shakuhachi by Frank Denyer (releases on Tzadik, Mode) with Yoshikazu Iwamoto on shakuhachi and Paul Hiley joining Denyer on percussion.

Shea, David: The Thousand Buddha Caves
Shea, David:
The Thousand Buddha Caves

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $18.95    




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Composer, keyboardist and conceptualist David Shea continues his musical journeys through the world's ancient trading routes that began with his albums Hsi-Yu Chi, The Tower of Mirrors, Satyricon and Rituals, here in ten encompassing compositions exploring the trading route from ancient Xian to Rome, through music, stories, history and Buddhist influences.

Turkoz, Saadet / Elliott Sharp : Kumuska
Turkoz, Saadet / Elliott Sharp :
Kumuska

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Distilling their larger group work on albums "Kumuska" and "Marmara Sea" to the duo of creative New York bass clarinetist & guitarist Elliott Sharp, and Bosporus vocalist Saadet Turkoz, whose free improvisation is influenced by European, Indian, Asian, jazz & blues forms, in an album of 9 songs about the familiar focused through a world view.

Svasek, Marianne : Marwa
Svasek, Marianne :
Marwa

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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A beautiful and contemplative performance of "Raga Marwa", a a hexatonic Indian raga and the eponymous raga of the "Marva thaat", peformed by Dutch-Czech master vocalist Marianne Svašek, and recorded in Stockholm, with Svašek and Swedish bass player Vilhelm Bromander both performing on the tanpura, a long-necked plucked string instrument used to create a sonic canvas behind the raga.

Cherry, Don / Dollar Brand: Musikforum Schloss, Viktring, Austria - July 20, 1972 [VINYL 2 LPs]
Cherry, Don / Dollar Brand:
Musikforum Schloss, Viktring, Austria - July 20, 1972 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(WHP -- E.U. )


Price: $36.95    




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An exemplary concert of free jazz with world influences, from a quartet drawn from diverse parts of the world--trumpeter Don Cherry from New York, Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) from South Africa, double bassist Johnny Dyani, also from South Africa, and Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos--in four side-long improvisations recorded in Austria in 1972.

Gregg, J.J.: Opening Up
Gregg, J.J.:
Opening Up

(IntangibleCat -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Drawing listeners into a meditative state, Oregon-based sitar player and experimental musician J.J. Gregg's album presents a lilting and bright rendition of Raag Rageshree, Raag Yaman offers a uniquely developed and comprehensive journey through the beauty of South Asian Classical music and Raag Chandrakauns, an interesting melodic to aid in personal meditation.

Gregg, J.J.: In Delicate Balance
Gregg, J.J.:
In Delicate Balance

(IntangibleCat -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Referencing the "queen of morning ragas" Raag Bhairavi, Oregon-based sitar player and experimental musician J.J. Gregg performed these three improvisations immediately following a group meditation, each raga providing a distinct mood to take their listeners on a journey to complement their state of mind, weaving themes of inspiration and experience.

Gregg, J.J.: Re-cycling
Gregg, J.J.:
Re-cycling

(IntangibleCat -- USA )


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A suite based on raag todi from sitar player J.J. Gregg with Pavan Kanekal on tabla; five tracks revised in the studio to create compositions of both sitar music and more experimental forms, the music tying together concepts of water's effect on geologic formation, as illustrated and contemplated in a description from the albums's liner notes.

Leaney, Aaron / Guy Thouin: Lockdown [VINYL]
Leaney, Aaron / Guy Thouin:
Lockdown [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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A collaboration between Montreal saxophnist Aaron Leaney (Ratchet Orchestra, Nebula) with legendary free jazz drummer and founder of Le Nouveau Jazz Libre de Quebec in 1967, Guy Thouin, performing on a wealth of winds, percussions and bells, their music infused with a rich spiritual and natural feeling of world elements, lyrical playing and folkloric rhythms.

Lumpeks (Laurain / Borel / Koziel / Beliah): Lumpeks <i>[Used Item]</i>
Lumpeks (Laurain / Borel / Koziel / Beliah):
Lumpeks [Used Item]

(Bolt / Umlaut -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $15.00    




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Bassist Sebastien Beliah leads this French-Polish quartet with Louis Laurain on cornet, Pierre Borel on alto saxophone, and Olga Koziel on voice & percussions, blending free jazz and traditional Polish music & songs with an experimental bent and the flourish of East European folk energy, a passionate mix that entertains and surprises the listener with unexpected twists & turns.

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2
Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Leap Of Faith Chinese Orchestra: Jade Mirror of the Four Unknowns
Leap Of Faith Chinese Orchestra:
Jade Mirror of the Four Unknowns

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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A unique and fascinating edition of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, bringing special guests Jimmy Zhao, Yazhi Gao, Jiaxin Winky Wan, Ziya Gao, and Jiangcheng Guan performing on Chinese instruments to join with the core duo of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, along with percussionist/drummer Michael Knoblach.

Lytton, Paul / Erhard Hirt: Borne on a Whim: Duets, 1981
Lytton, Paul / Erhard Hirt:
Borne on a Whim: Duets, 1981

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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The first release from Corbett vs. Dempsey drawing on the Paul Lytton Archives, this recording of electronic & acoustic improvisation from UK percussionist Paul Lytton and German guitarist Erhard Hirt was recorded in Belgium in 1981 for the German Po Torch label, founded in 1976 by Paul Lovens & Paul Lytton to release forward-looking forms of free improvisation.

Breschand, Helene / Floy Krouchi / Zafer Tawil / Elliott Sharp: disPOSSESSION
Breschand, Helene / Floy Krouchi / Zafer Tawil / Elliott Sharp:
disPOSSESSION

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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Expanding the collaboration between guitarist, saxophonist and electronic artist Elliott Sharp and electric & acoustic harpist Helene Breschand, in a quartet with Zafer Tawil performing on oud, violin & percussion and Floy Krouchi on electric bass, for an exotic, globe-embracing, groove-oriented album of unusual and often ecstatic acoustic and electric orchestration.

Bromander, Vilhelm: In This Forever Unfolding Moment
Bromander, Vilhelm:
In This Forever Unfolding Moment

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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Drawing on ideas from the 60s and 70--Ornette Coleman, John and Alice Coltrane, Don Cherry, and Charlie Haden--bassist Vilhelm Bromander assembles an accomplished ensemble of Stockholm improvisers to perform three works of warmth and spiritual power, incorporating jazz, world and contemporary music in a stunning and rich album that exudes a wealth of experience and musical clarity.

Bromander, Vilhelm: In This Forever Unfolding Moment [VINYL]
Bromander, Vilhelm:
In This Forever Unfolding Moment [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $21.95    




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Drawing on ideas from the 60s and 70--Ornette Coleman, John and Alice Coltrane, Don Cherry, and Charlie Haden--bassist Vilhelm Bromander assembles an accomplished ensemble of Stockholm improvisers to perform three works of warmth and spiritual power, incorporating jazz, world and contemporary music in a stunning and rich album that exudes a wealth of experience and musical clarity.

Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick):
Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.

Belisle-Chi, Gregg: KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne
Belisle-Chi, Gregg:
KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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After hearing Matt Mitchell's solo piano album performing the music of saxophonist Tim Berne, Brooklyn-based acoustic guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi asked himself how Berne's compositions would sound on his own instrument, reaching out to the composer for guidance as he went into the studio to interpret and record these 10 Berne compositions.

Day, Bryan / Dereck Higgins: Woven Territories
Day, Bryan / Dereck Higgins:
Woven Territories

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


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San Francisco East Bay sonic artist and Public Eyesore/Eh? label-leader Bryan Day meets Omaha bass player and sound artist Dereck Higgins for four enveloping works of sound, sonically rich and epic journeys through terrains of identifiable musical elements and acousmatic curiosity, all with an ear to story-telling as the duo weave passages of fantastic elements.

Denyer, Frank: Melodies [2 CDs]
Denyer, Frank:
Melodies [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $19.95    




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First recordings of composer Frank Denyer's "Melodies" series from the mid-1970s, arising from his ethnomusicological studies that explored the concept of what makes up a melody, or a note, creating a series of compositions with melodies of one note, then two, building up to a final work of 14- and 15-note melodies; includes a 24 page booklet by Denyer detailing the concept.

Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake): Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds
Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake):
Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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An almost ceremonial release in percussive approaches to improvisation from the trio of William Parker on double bass, shakuhachi, thumb piano & more, Hamid Drake on drums, cymbals and gongs, and Joe Morris on guitar, banjo, bass, pocket trumpet, fiddle & whistles.

Kaiser, Henry / Rome Yamilov: The Lenoir Investigation
Kaiser, Henry / Rome Yamilov:
The Lenoir Investigation

(Little Village -- USA )


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The Little Village Foundation run by keyboardist Jim Pugh assembled this band through Indian blues harmonica player & singer Aki Kumar, who brought drummer June Core and guitarist Rome Yamilov, deciding to make the release a "crazy guitar album" by adding Henry Kaiser; along with vocalist Lisa Leuschnet they hit the mark in an exuberantly diverse set of blues performing the music of J.B. Lenoir.

Kelley, Greg / Olivia Block: Resolution
Kelley, Greg / Olivia Block:
Resolution

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Electronic artist (and on this release, pianist) Olivia Block and radical trumpeter Greg Kelley meet for five works that range from breathy meditations to active "slapstick" routines of bewilderingly interesting sound.

Mori, Ikue / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura: Prickly Pear Cactus
Mori, Ikue / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura:
Prickly Pear Cactus

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Extending their previous collaborations during the time of pandemic, NY electronic improviser Ikue Mori and Japanese improvisers Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and Satoko Fujii on piano developed this extraordinary ea-improv album via file exchange, starting with Fujii's piano improvisations to which Mori & Tamura added their layers, with Mori mixing the final, startling results.

Armoush's, Emad Duos (w/ Houle, Zubot, Carter, Loewen,  Hasselberg): Electritradition
Armoush's, Emad Duos (w/ Houle, Zubot, Carter, Loewen, Hasselberg):
Electritradition

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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A series of intimate duets between Syrian-born, Vancouver-based oud, ney, flamenco guitar and singer Emad Armoush with aA series of intimate duets between Syrian-born, Vancouver-based Emad Armoush performing on oud, ney, flamenco guitar and song, with clarinetist Francois Houle, violinist Jesse Zubot, trumpeter JP Carter, drummer/percussionist Kenton Loewen and cellist Marina Hasselberg--Houle, Zubot and Carter also adding electronic layers--as Armoush reinvents Arabic tradition alongsie original compositions. Francois Houle, violinist Jesse Zubot, trumpeter JP Carter, drummer/percussionist Kenton Loewen and cellist Marina Hasselberg--Houle, Zubot and Carter also adding electronic layers--as Armoush reinvents Arabic tradition alongside original compositions.

Gustafsson, Mats / Ensemble E: EE Opus One
Gustafsson, Mats / Ensemble E:
EE Opus One

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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Merging contemporary and traditional instruments, including the spilapipa (a fipple flute), hardanger fiddle, the Bilgoraj suka (a vertical fiddle), alongside prepared piano, organ, trumpet, tuba, baritone sax & voice, Mats Gustafsson's ensemble merges folk, experimental forms, improv & free jazz in a conduction shaped by the participants; absolutely unique & fascinating.

Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton: Parking (Collection Paris)
Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton:
Parking (Collection Paris)

(Swarming -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Two improvisations by saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet & violinist Dan Warburton recorded in Paris & Melbourne parking garages 14 years apart, registering the behavior and characteristics of environmental and instrumental sound within these unique spaces, edited by Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis as a 4-channel master by synchronizing two sets of independent stereo recordings.

Leap Of Faith Chinese Orchestra: Jade Mirror of the Four Unknowns <i>[Used Item]</i>
Leap Of Faith Chinese Orchestra:
Jade Mirror of the Four Unknowns [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $5.00    




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A unique and fascinating edition of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, bringing special guests Jimmy Zhao, Yazhi Gao, Jiaxin Winky Wan, Ziya Gao, and Jiangcheng Guan performing on Chinese instruments to join with the core duo of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, along with percussionist/drummer Michael Knoblach.



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