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

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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

Frith, Fred: Keep the Dog: That House We Lived In [2 CDs] Frith, Fred:
Keep the Dog: That House We Lived In [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $20.00    

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Justine: Suite Justine:
Suite

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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A continuation of Wondeur Brass, Justine is comprised of all women composers, arrangers, instrumentalists, and singers who create music of dissonance and organized chaos.

Mori, Ikue: Hex Kitchen Mori, Ikue:
Hex Kitchen

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $14.45    

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Parkins, Zeena: Double Dupe Down Parkins, Zeena:
Double Dupe Down

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A compilation of Downtown NY harpist, keyboardist and composer Zeena Parkins' work for film, featuring many of the NY mainstays: Shelley Hirsch, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Okkyung Lee, James Pugliese, David Watson, &c. &c.

Phantom Orchard Orchestra: Through The Looking Glass Phantom Orchard Orchestra:
Through The Looking Glass

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Expanding their duo into a sextet with the addition of strings (Sara Parkins, Maggie Parkins), piano (Sylvie Courvoisier) and voice (Maja Solveig Kjestrup Ratkje), Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins have created a compelling and varied soundscape inspired by fairy stories the world over.

Phantom Orchard Orchestra: Trouble In Paradise Phantom Orchard Orchestra:
Trouble In Paradise

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Phantom Orchard, the duo of Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori, is expanded with 5 performers representing some of the most exciting women in modern creative experimental music, releasing a surprising, riveting, and amazing album.

Skeleton Crew: Learn to Talk and Country of Blinds [2 CDs] Skeleton Crew:
Learn to Talk and Country of Blinds [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $19.95    

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Various: Freedom Is Wings: Remembering Tom Cora Various:
Freedom Is Wings: Remembering Tom Cora

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $18.00    

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Zorn, John: The Bribe Zorn, John:
The Bribe

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Hetu, Labrosse, Parkins, Roger, Tenko: La legende de la pluie Hetu, Labrosse, Parkins, Roger, Tenko:
La legende de la pluie

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $13.95    

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Compositions for synthesizers, electric harp, tabletop guitar, accordion, alto saxophone, percussion and voices performed by Joane Hetu, Diane Labrosse, Zeena PArkins, Danielle Palardy Roger, and Tenko.

Parkins / Wooley / Westera / Vuletic: Fugitive Beautee Parkins / Wooley / Westera / Vuletic:
Fugitive Beautee

(Ignoring Gravity Music -- Germany )

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Bojan Vuletic composed these works based on lines from Baudelaire's "Les fleurs du mal", a remarkable set of songs sung by Vera Westera over the excellent musicianship of Zeena Parkins on harp, Nate Wooley on trumpet, and Bojan Vuletic handling the odd instrument.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

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.

Sharp, Elliott Carbon (feat. Zeena Parkins / Bobby Previte): Transmigration at the Solar Max Sharp, Elliott Carbon (feat. Zeena Parkins / Bobby Previte):
Transmigration at the Solar Max

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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NY bassist and saxophonist Elliott Sharp's Carbon project in a trio album with electric harpist Zeena Parkins and drummer Bobby Previte for what Sharp describes as "part cosmic turbulence and part roiling soundscape... the musicians building their activities on and against shifting electro-acoustic drones and matrices of rhythm, unisons splitting and refracting."

Zorn, John: Cobra [2 CDs] Zorn, John:
Cobra [2 CDs]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $19.95    

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

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of C Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The 5th release from the trio of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino, guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi on wineglass and percussion is an introspective and beautifully developed set recorded live at their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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

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

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL] Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Stochastic music for percussion and synthesizers from New York avant conceptualist and keyboardist Charlemagne Palestine, here on piano & electronics, with the Italian duo Trrma' of Giovanni Todisco on percussion and Guiseppe Candiano on synth, in two side-long works of irregular rhythm, complexity and dissonance that build and recede in a suspenseful journey.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber): All Those Yesterdays Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber):
All Those Yesterdays

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Using hard bop as his jumping off point, Swiss saxophonist Omri Ziegele Tomorrow Trio with Christian Weber on bass and Han Bennink on drums--musicians who have toured and performed together over years--went into the studio hot off of a 13 day tour to record these 6 Ziegele original compositions, lyrically balanced with room for exemplary soloing and group interplay.

News From Babel: Letters Home [VINYL] News From Babel:
Letters Home [VINYL]

(ReR Vinyl -- Italy )

Price: $24.95    

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Originally issued on vinly LP in 1986 and at last reissued on vinyl, this incredible band emerged post-Henry Cow, initiated by alumni Chris Cutler (drums) and Lindsay Cooper (reeds), plus bassist Bill Gilonis, Zeena Parkins on harp, and four outstanding vocalists taking on Chris Cutler's insightful texts: Phil Minton, Dagmar Krause, Sally Potter, and Robert Wyatt.

Sharp, Elliot / Orchestra Carbon: Radiolaria Sharp, Elliot / Orchestra Carbon:
Radiolaria

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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An algorithmic composition for Elliott Sharp's Orchestra Carbon modeled on biological paradigms of growth and reproduction, recorded at Tonic in 2001 with a large ensemble of instrumentalists including Ned Rothenberg, Steve Swell, Jim Pugliese, Andy Laster, &c. and programmers and sampler performers including David Weinstein, R. Luke Dubois, and Zeena Parkins.

Sharp, Elliot: Tectonics: Field & Stream Sharp, Elliot: Tectonics:
Field & Stream

(Knitting Factory -- USA )

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Elliott Sharp's 1998 Knitting Factory album finds the saxophonist, guitarist & electronic artist in a solo setting of rhythmic works using MAX/MSP and DSP applications to create rhythmic and sonic environments over which he improvises, with assistance╩on one track each from Zeena Parkin on "little green drone guitar" and Frank Rothkamm providing drums sequences.

Frith, Fred: Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire (Graphic Scores 1986-96)(2CDs) Frith, Fred:
Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire (Graphic Scores 1986-96)(2CDs)

(Angelica -- Italy )

Price: $29.95    

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RESTOCKED: Fred Frith's 1999 box set, presenting a large, flexible ensemble project using marked photographs and rules as scores while Frith directs and conducts as well as performing; permanent members are Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins, otherwise the balance of the 44 strong ensemble changes; recordings here are taken from 5 concerts, including the first in 1992 at AngelicA.

Parkins, Andrea: Two Rooms From The Memory Palace Parkins, Andrea:
Two Rooms From The Memory Palace

(Infrequent Seams Records -- USA )

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Using piano, synthesizer, electronic feedback, field recordings and amplified objects, sound artist Andrea Parkins' long-cycle installation composition explores time and space in an 8-channel, multi-room work designed so that adjacent acoustical spaces respond to each other, creating shifting and unexpected sonic juxtapositions; CD package include a link to "The Third Room".

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins): Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs] Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins):
Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs]

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )

Price: $22.95    

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One of the most intense and unusual of the 80s Downtown NY groups merging rock and improvisation with strong attitudes and incredible musical concepts, these live recordings, including songs never before released, are taken from American and European concerts by the trio of guitarist Fred Frith, cellist Tom Cora, and either electric harpist Zeena Parkins or reedist Dave Newhouse.

Parkins, Zeena (Parkins / Parkins / Parkins / Cochrane / Mori / Shea): Ursa's Door Parkins, Zeena (Parkins / Parkins / Parkins / Cochrane / Mori / Shea):
Ursa's Door

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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"On her debut album for Victo, the former Michigander and downtown New York music stalwart enlisted the skills of three of her four sisters, producer David Shea, electronic percussion maestro Ikue Mori, and guitar hero Chris Cochrane. T...

Sharp, Elliott / Zeena Parkins : >Blackburst< Sharp, Elliott / Zeena Parkins :
>Blackburst<

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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"Psycho-Acoustic is guitarist Elliott Sharp and harpist Zeena Parkins, and Blackburst is their first album together under that name (their first album was titled Psycho-Acoustic and simply credited to Sharp and Parkins). As with their f...

Various Artists: Ambiances Magn&eacute;tiques Volume 1: La bastringue migratoire Various Artists:
Ambiances Magnétiques Volume 1: La bastringue migratoire

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Mori, Ikue: Tracing The Magic Mori, Ikue:
Tracing The Magic

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A large work from Downtown New York improviser and innovator Ikue Mori, seven piece dedicated to women artists whose vision found them creating into their 80's & 90s, performed in an ensemble with Sylvie Courvoisier, Ned Rothenberg, Zeena Parkins, Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, Erik Friedlander, David Watson, Makigami Koichi, Charmaine Lee & Sae Hashimoto.

Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Con Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour):
Confluence

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Composed by pianist Magda Mayas for an octet of superb avant improvisers including Rhodri Davies, Zeena Parkins, Michael Thieke, Angharad Davies, &c. and performed live at the 2019 Music Unlimited 33, in Wels, Austria, this extended work uses a graphic score to interpret 12 photographs taken over an hour observing the merging waters of the Rhone and the Arve rivers.

Parkins / Rasmussen / Sawyer: Glass Triangle Parkins / Rasmussen / Sawyer:
Glass Triangle

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The boisterous and wonderfully controlled Downtown NY trio of Zeena Parkins on electric harp & objects, Mette Rasmussen on alto saxophone & objects, and Ryan Sawyer on percussion burn through six free improvisations of enthusiastic drive and incredible interaction using "string, breath and bell, harp, horn and drum" in a great example of modern creative improv.



Best Sellers in This Category:

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

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins): Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs]

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

Parkins / Wooley / Westera / Vuletic: Fugitive Beautee

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford

Mori, Ikue: Tracing The Magic

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla'

Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber): All Those Yesterdays

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL]

Sharp, Elliott Carbon (feat. Zeena Parkins / Bobby Previte): Transmigration at the Solar Max

Parkins, Zeena (Parkins / Parkins / Parkins / Cochrane / Mori / Shea): Ursa's Door

Sharp, Elliot / Orchestra Carbon: Radiolaria

News From Babel: Letters Home [VINYL]

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

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

Skeleton Crew: Learn to Talk and Country of Blinds [2 CDs]

Frith, Fred: Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire (Graphic Scores 1986-96)(2CDs)

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

Sharp, Elliott / Zeena Parkins : >Blackburst<