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Williams, Mars / Katinka Kleijn / Rob Kassinger: Two Or Three
Williams, Mars / Katinka Kleijn / Rob Kassinger:
Two Or Three

(Amalgam -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Three performances of Pauline Oliveros' compositions for two or three instruments, performed by the same trio who premiered the work in 2017 at the commission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNow Series--Mars Williams on reeds, Katinka Kleijn on cello and Rob Kassinger on bass--these versions performed live in 2018 at Elastic Arts along with two collective improvisations.

NRG Ensemble (directed by Mars Williams): Hold That Thought
NRG Ensemble (directed by Mars Williams):
Hold That Thought

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The 1st of three archival albums from saxophonist Mars Williams' vaults, this 1996 concert in Utrecht with the NRG Ensemble--the band that Williams' carried forward after Hal Russell's passing in 1992--in an unrestrained concert of original material from Williams and fellow saxophonist Ken Vandermark, with Kent Kessler on bass, Steve Hunt on drums, and Brian Sandstrom on bass, guitar & trumpet.

Williams, Mars / Hamid Drake: I Know You Are But What Am I?
Williams, Mars / Hamid Drake:
I Know You Are But What Am I?

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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The second of three archival albums from late saxophonist Mars Williams' vaults, this 1996 recording is a rare duet with Chicago drummer Hamid Drake, and is also one of the first concerts of the Empty Bottle Jazz and Improvised Music series, a diverse set of four improvisations marked by energetic enthusiasm, doubling of reeds, and wild playing from both.

Williams, Mars / Vasco Trilla: Critical Mass
Williams, Mars / Vasco Trilla:
Critical Mass

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $15.95    




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The second release from the duo of Spanish percussionist Vasco Trilla and Chicago reedist Mars Williams, the latter performing both on reeds and on toy instruments, each using extraordinary and extended technique to create exotically energetic conversations and beautifully meditative environments, in five creative, playful and impressively informed dialogs.

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol.5
Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Vol.5

(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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This year's An Ayler Xmas is the 5th in the series from saxophonist Mars Williams, mashing holiday classics with works by saxophonist Albert Ayler, with the amazing sextet of Josh Berman on cornet, Jim Baker on piano, viola & Arp Synth, Brian Sandstrom on bass, guitar & trumpet, Steve Hunt on drums, Peter Maunu on violin and Kent Kessler or Krzysztof Pabian on bass.

Brotzmann, Peter Chicago Tentet: Ultraman vs. Alien Metron [SINGLE SIDED VINYL]
Brotzmann, Peter Chicago Tentet:
Ultraman vs. Alien Metron [SINGLE SIDED VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $27.95    




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Recorded during the 2002 studio sessions that yielded the albums A Short Visit to Nowhere and Broken English, this unreleased recording of a Mars Williams composition is issued as a 1-sided LP with the stellar lineup of Brötzmann with Williams, Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang, Hamid Drake, Mats Gustafsson and Joe McPhee.

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [VINYL]
Williams, Mars Presents:
An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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This year's An Ayler Xmas, the 4th in the series from saxophonist Mars Williams, expands to a double CD with recordings from two bands: Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Kent Kessler, Brian Sandstrom & Steve Hunt (Chicago); and Steve Swell, Hilliard Greene, Chris Corsano, Nels Cline & Fred Lonberg-Holm (NYC); in incredible free jazz mashups and bash-ups of Holiday favorites.

Stirrup + 6 (Lonberg-Holdm / Macri / Rumback): The Avondale Addition
Stirrup + 6 (Lonberg-Holdm / Macri / Rumback):
The Avondale Addition

(Cuneiform -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The Stirrup trio of cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri (bass), and Charles Rumback (drums) is merged with improvisers from Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra project--Keefe Jackson & Mars Williams on reeds, guitarist Peter Maunu, violist Jen Clare Paulson, trumpeter Russ Johnson & Zoots Houston on electronics -for this compelling structured performance at Elastic Arts.

Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler): Fake Music
Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler):
Fake Music

(Soul What Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Masterful, fervent free jazz from trans-Atlantic trio of Mars Williams on saxophones, Kent Kessler on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums, captured live at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in 2017 for three impressive collective improvisations of intense energy, articulate and extended expression, and ecstatic improvisation in an exceptional and cohesive concert.

Williams, Mars presents : An Ayler Xmas Volume 2
Williams, Mars presents :
An Ayler Xmas Volume 2

(ESP -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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After releasing "An Ayler Xmas: The Music of Albert Ayler & Songs of Christmas" on Chicago saxophonist Mars Williams' Soul What? Label, ESP approached him for a 2nd volume, resulting in this joyful and quirky holiday record with contributions from Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Jeb Bishop, Christof Kurzmann, Didi Kern, Thomas Berghammer, Steve Hunt, Jim Baker and Hermann Stangassinger.

Boneshaker: Thinking Out Loud [VINYL-DAMAGED]
Boneshaker:
Thinking Out Loud [VINYL-DAMAGED]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $19.00    




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The third album from this international trio of powerful improvisers--Norwegian drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, Chicago bassist Kent Kessler, and Chicago/NY saxophonist Mars William-- in four odysseys that take the listener from introspective playing to out and out blowing, using technique to serve their incredible dialog.

Boneshaker (Mars Williams / Paal Nilssen-Love /  Kent Kessler): Unusual Words
Boneshaker (Mars Williams / Paal Nilssen-Love / Kent Kessler):
Unusual Words

(Soul What Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A CD intended to sell at concerts from Mars Williams' own Soul What Records label, a studio recording in 2012 from the powerhouse trio of Chicago multi-reedist Mars Williams, in-demand Norwegian drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, and Chicago bassist Kent Kessler, running the gamut from furious blowing to introspective interaction.

Williams, Mars presents (w/ Berman / Lonberg-Holm / Baker / Kessler / Sandstrom / Hunt): An Ayler Xm
Williams, Mars presents (w/ Berman / Lonberg-Holm / Baker / Kessler / Sandstrom / Hunt):
An Ayler Xmas: The Music of Albert Ayler & Songs of Christmas

(Soul What Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Chicago saxophonist Mars Williams directs his Albert Ayler tribute band, Witches and Devils, to merge Ayler-esque compositions with Christmas songs, performed by Josh Berman (cornet) Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Jim Baker (keys, viola), Kent Kessler (bass), Brian Sandstrom (bass, guitar, trumpet); an unexpected and welcome present for your free jazz festivities!

Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark): Western Automatic
Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark):
Western Automatic

(Aerophonic -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Four generations of Chicago saxophonists--Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams, and Nick Mazzarella--come together in an interactive saxophone quartet with each player providing 2 compositions of well-developed, powerful, engaging free and lyrical jazz.



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