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Kitamura / Ho Bynum / Reid / Morris: Geometry of Trees

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 31751
Catalog Code: RPR1144
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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The Geometry quartet of Tomeka Reid on cello, Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet, Kyoko Kitamura on voice, and Joe Morris on guitar in their sophomore release of subtly ferocious acoustic improvisation, acute and obtuse angularity through both highly interactive playing and spacious sprawls that merge melody and pointillist styles, expanded through Kitamura's imagistic vocals; outstanding.


Morris, Joe / Damon Smith: Gusts Against Particles [VINYL]

Label: Open Systems Records
Product Code: 30256
Catalog Code: OPENSYSREC-001
Country: USA
 
Price: $24.95



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The first concentrated duo of two improvisers who have worked together in other groupings since 2006 from guitarist Joe Morris and double bassist Damon Smith, recording a set of five extended and technically stunning conversations, a mesh of texture and motion through charged creative drive, merging their strings among often inexplicable technique to create thrilling dialogs.


Flow Trio w/ Joe Mcphee: Winter Garden

Label: ESP
Product Code: 29934
Catalog Code: ESPDISK 5040CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.49



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Joining the exemplary New York City Flow Trio of Louie Belogenis on tenor & soprano saxophones, Joe Morris on bass, and Charles Downs on drums is NY legendary saxophonist & trumpeter Joe McPhee, performing on tenor saxophone in an album of collective free jazz that reminds its listeners of the power of passionately unfettered yet superbly controlled free playing.


Dunmall, Paul / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver: The Bright Awakening

Label: RogueArt
Product Code: 29923
Catalog Code: ROG-0103
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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A brilliant example of trans-Atlantic collective free improv from the quartet of New York free jazz heavies Matthew Shipp on piano, Joe Morris on double bass, Gerald Cleaver on drums, and UK tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall, playing in the tradition of ecstatic and extended free jazz in a nearly hour long live performance recorded at Roulette in Brooklyn in 2012.


Victor, Fay's Soundnoisefunk: We've Had Enough!

Label: ESP
Product Code: 29768
Catalog Code: ESPDISK 5042CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.45



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Fay Victor's cry of frustration over the state of the country and a determination to find power and joy in spontaneous creativity, as manifested via voice, song and text in 8 Victor compositions performed with an authoritative set of improvisers — Sam Newsom on soprano sax, Joe Morris on electric guitar, and Reggie Nicholson on drums — recorded in concert at Firehouse 12.


Reid, Tomeka / Joe Morris: Combinations

Label: RogueArt
Product Code: 29444
Catalog Code: ROG-0102
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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New York and Chicago string improvisers combine for an album of dense abstractions through individual lines that weave between the two players, briefly combining then moving off to independent methods, as guitarist Joe Morris and cellist Tomeka Reid meet in a Brooklyn studio to record ten improvisations, including one each dedicated to their home cities.


Morris, Joe : Instantiation: Switches

Label: Glacial Erratic
Product Code: 29314
Catalog Code: None
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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The 4th in improving guitarist and composer Joe Morris' Instantiation series, where each part is unique, composed with specific notated and operational components such that it impossible to perform any of them the same way twice; performed with two active Boston improvisers, trombonist Eric Stilwell (hear on Joe Morris Trio "Value") and cellist & bassist Brad Barrett.


Morris, Joe : Instantiation: Locale

Label: Glacial Erratic
Product Code: 29273
Catalog Code: None
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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The 3rd release of improvising guitarist Joe Morris' "Instantiation" series, where each part is unique, composed with specific notated and operational components such that it impossible to perform any of them the same way twice; performed with Ben Hall on tympani & percussion, Andria Nicodemou on vibraphone, Dan O'Brien on tenor & baritone sax,and , Allison Burik on alto sax.


Morris, Joe : Instantiation: Versioning

Label: Glacial Erratic
Product Code: 29192
Catalog Code: None
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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The 2nd album in guitarist Joe Morris' "Instantiation" series, where each part is composed with specific notated and operational components such that it is impossible to perform any part the same way twice, performed with the quintet of Daniel Klingsberg on bass, Alex Quinn on trumpet, Michael Sabin on trombone, Raef Sengupta on saxophone.


Kaplan, Noah Quartet: Out Of The Hole

Label: ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd
Product Code: 28763
Catalog Code: ezz-thetics 1017
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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West Coast composer and saxophonist Noah Kaplan, associated with Anthony Coleman, David Tronzo, Peter Erskine, Rinde Eckert, Joe Morris, Mat Maneri, Joe Maneri, &c., here in his 3rd album with his Noah Kaplan Quartet, in a set of original compositions and one standard performed with Joe Morris (guitar), Giacomo Merega (electric bass) & Jason Nazary (drums, electronics).


Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Tyler Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry Of Distance

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 28320
Catalog Code: RPR 1096
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Following their debut album, "Geometry of Caves", the quartet of improvising musicians Joe Morris (guitar), Tomeka Reid (cello), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) and Kyoko Kitamura (voice) return for this album of passionate free improvisation, here even more attuned as a group as they employ their collective language using unusual technique and incredible expertise; spectacular!


Ware, David S. New Quartet: Theatre Garonne, 2008

Label: Aum Fidelity
Product Code: 28230
Catalog Code: AUM 113CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Aum Fidelity's David S. Ware Archive series continues with this excellent live quartet recording from 2008 at Theatre Garonne in Toulouse, France with the late tenor saxophonist performing with Joe Morris on guitar, William Parker on bass and Warren Smith on drums, presenting expanded and re-arranged compositions from their recent "Shakti" album.


Morris, Joe: Instantiation: Paradoxical

Label: Glacial Erratic
Product Code: 28115
Catalog Code: None
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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One part of New York improvising guitarist and composer Joe Morris' "Instantiation" project, where each part is uniquely composed with specific notated and operational components making each impossible to perform the same way twice, here in a studio recording with clarinetist Dan O'Brien, bassist Brad Barrett, and violinist Elinor Speirs.


Stapp, Ben / Joe Morris feat. Stephen Haynes : Mind Creature Sound Dasein

Label: Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Product Code: 27460
Catalog Code: FSR 03 | 2019
Country: Poland
 
Price: $15.95



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Splitting his time between Portugal and NY, tuba and euphonium player Ben Stapp's association with guitarist Joe Morris and cornetist Stephen Haynes started in 2011, including participating in their Improvisations series, leading to this trio performing Stapp's compositions with musical forms based on the narrative structure of his novel "Mind Creature Sound Dasein".


Barrett, Brad / Joe Morris / Tyshawn Sorey : Cowboy Transfiguration

Label: Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Product Code: 27458
Catalog Code: FSR 05 | 2019
Country: Poland
 
Price: $14.95



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Using a participatory compositional process, the NY trio of Brad Barrett on bass & cello, Joe Morris on guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, follow a framework to make choices based on density, rhythmic ratios, register, melody, and timbre, encouraged to employ small particles of sounds and blend timbres with an awareness of implied pulse and an inclination to disrupt it.


Morris, Joe / Do Yeon Kim: Macrocosm

Label: Glacial Erratic
Product Code: 26646
Catalog Code: None
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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Performing on the Korean gayageum (also known as kayagum), Do Yeon Kim joins Joe Morris performing on guitar for five incredible string improvisations using a diversity of approaches from both players, including pointillistic improv, rich rivers of chords, languid moments of beauty, and moments where it's difficult to discern who is playing what.


Sorey, Tyshawn : Pillars [3 CDs]

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 26559
Catalog Code: FH12-01-02-028
Country: USA
 
Price: $29.95



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Drummer/percussionist, trombonist, pianist and importantly here, composer, Tyshawn Sorey in an amazing and ambitious work "Pillars", assembling an ensemble of virtuosic NY performers (Joe Morris, Todd Neufeld, Ben Gerstein, Stephen Hayes, Zach Rowden, Carl Test, Mark Helias) as he references Tibetan rituals, Stockhausen, and Anthony Braxton, and much more.


Halvorson, Mary / Joe Morris: Traversing Orbits

Label: RogueArt
Product Code: 26514
Catalog Code: ROG-0083
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Two of this generation's most influential and skilled guitarists, Mary Halvorson and Joe Morris bring their distinct styles and jaw-dropping mastery of their instruments into a duo of collective improvisation, neither player using effects but instead impressing by (often high-speed) lyricism, incredibly precise interaction, and the warmth their long association brings to them.


Morris, Joe / Chris Dadge / Jonathon Wilcke: Rural Optimism

Label: Bug Incision Records
Product Code: 26187
Catalog Code: bim-77
Country: Canada
 
Price: $11.95



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During guitarist Joe Morris' stay as a visiting scholar at University of Calgary, Morris joined the Chris Dadge / Jonathon Wilkes duo, first on stage and then in the studio to record this first-rate album of collective improvisation, merging idiosyncratic percussive activity, abstract and lyrical sax declarations, and profound and pointillistic guitar work.


Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Taylor Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry of Caves

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 25867
Catalog Code: RPR 1068
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Bringing New York and Chicago performers together, the quartet of cellist Tomeka Reid, guitarist Joe Morris, cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and free vocalist Kyoko Kitamura present an album of expressive and creative collective improvisation, bridging chamber forms and free jazz with a captivatingly eccentric appeal from Kitamura's wordless vocalese.


Hall's, Ben Racehorse Names (w/ Joe Morris): The New Favorite Thing Called Breathing

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 25318
Catalog Code: RPR 1062
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Out and unusual compositions from drummer Ben Hall and his sextet with Mick Dobday on electric piano & organ, Anthony Levin Decanini on electronics, Ronnie Zawadi on percussion, John Dierker on reeds, Mike Khoury on viola & violin, and joined by Joe Morris on guitar, for 6 "Spines", free compositions using odd compositional structures leading to superb solo and group playing.


Kaplan, Noah Quartet: Cluster Swerve

Label: Hatology
Product Code: 24154
Catalog Code: hatOLOGY716
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $18.95



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Soprano & tenor saxophonist Noah Kaplan leads a quartet with Joe Morris on guitar, Giacomo Merega on electric bass, and Jason Nazary on drums, performing Kaplan original compositions and Johnny Green's "Body and Soul", taking melodic material and stretching it in unconventional and often microtonal ways; sophisticated and forward-thinking jazz.


Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver: The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 6

Label: Leo Records
Product Code: 23312
Catalog Code: LEO 776
Country: UK
 
Price: $15.95



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The 6th and final volume of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's ambitious series exploring modern free improvisation in a variety of trio setting with differing players and configurations, here with Joe Morris on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums in an extended and masterful 2-part recording that runs the gamut of lyrical and burning free jazz.


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

Label: RogueArt
Product Code: 22341
Catalog Code: Rog-0069
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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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.


Morris, Joe: Shock Axis

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 22188
Catalog Code: RPR 1050
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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A limited edition release of guitarist Joe Morri's new NY-area aggressive improvising trio with younger players Dave Parmelle on drums and Chris Cretella on electric bass, shredding with awesome technical skill and intense harmonic and melodic force, really powerful stuff!


Parker, Evan / Joe Morris / Nate Wooley: Ninth Square

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 20997
Catalog Code: CF335
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $13.95



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The extraordinary trio of three masterful players from different generations who have broken with convention while playing within free forms--Evan Parker on sax; Joe Morris on guitar; and Nate Wooley on trumpet--performing live at Firehouse 12 in Connecticut, 2014.


Morris, Joe : Solos - Bimhuis

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 20386
Catalog Code: RPR 1029
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Live recordings from guitarist Joe Morris, performing solo at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in two Octobers from 2013 to 2014, showing remarkable technical and creative skills while captivating his audience with accessible progressions and story-telling; masterful!


Morris, Joe: Mess Hall

Label: Hatology
Product Code: 19766
Catalog Code: Hatology724
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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Dark, edgy and superb electric guitar work from Joe Morris in a trio with Stave Lantner on electric keyboard and Jerome Deupree on drums, the final part of what Morris calls "Big Loud Electric Guitar Trilogy" that started with "Sweatshop" and "Racket Club", following the Hendrix legacy.


Morris, Joe / Chris Cretella: Storms

Label: Glacial Erratic
Product Code: 19675
Catalog Code: 001
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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Intense acoustic guitar interactions from frequent collaborators Joe Morris (NY) and Chris Cretella (New Haven, CT) in a remarkable display of free fingerstyle guitar improvisations presented in a limited hand-assembled package.


Morris / Fernandez / Wooley: From The Discrete To The Particular

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 17030
Catalog Code: RPR 1009
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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An incredible trio of two New York improvisers - Joe Morris on guitar and trumpeter Nate Wooley - with European free improv legend pianist Augusti Fernandez, for 7 remarkable free improvisations of astounding skill.


Morris, Joe: Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]

Label: Riti Publishing
Product Code: 16785
Catalog Code: 9780985981006
Country: USA
 
Price: $24.95



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Joe Morris wrote this book to discuss aspects of free music, including responses to his questionnaire written by Joe McPhee, William Parker, Jamie Saft, Ken Vandermark, Marilyn Crispell, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, Matthew Shipp, &c.


Kaplan Quartet, Noah with Joe Morris: Descendants

Label: Hatology
Product Code: 14835
Catalog Code: Hatology688
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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Embracing free tonality, microtonal music, and 20th century classical music, Noah Kaplan's informed compositions are performed with his quartet of Joe Morris (guitar), Giacomo Merega (electric bass) & Jason Nazary (drums).


Morris, Joe: Wildlife Traits

Label: Riti Records
Product Code: 14655
Catalog Code: RITI 012CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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All improvised quartet music by four acclaimed leaders in free jazz and improvised music, led by Joe Morris on bass, with Luther Gray on drums, Jimm Hobbs on alto and Petr Cancura on tenor sax.


Morris, Joe / Agusti Fernandez: Ambrosia

Label: Riti Records
Product Code: 14654
Catalog Code: RITI 011CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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A state-of-the-art duo recording from two remarkable improvisers bridging New York and Spain - guitarist Joe Morris and pianist Agusti Fernandez - performing "Ambrosia" in 6 parts.


Shipp, Matthew: Duos with Mat Maneri & Joe Morris

Label: hatOLOGY
Product Code: 14563
Catalog Code: hatOLOGY696
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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A compilation of two previous Matthew Shipp duo CD: "Thesis" with guitarist Joe Morris in 1997, and "Gravitational Systems" with violinist Mat Maneri in 2000.


Morris, Joe / Nate Wooley: Tooth and Nail

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 13228
Catalog Code: CF190
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $13.95



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Guitarist Joe Morris continues his duet parternships on Clean Feed, here with the innovative and amazing trumpeter Nate Wooley in an album of brilliant spontaneous improv.


Morris / Fell / Ward: The Necessary And The Possible

Label: Les Disques Victo
Product Code: 11954
Catalog Code: VICCD116
Country: Canada
 
Price: $15.95



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This incredible trio, recorded at the 25th Victo Actuelle Festival, play complex music using shared ideas about articulation, timbre, and methods of interaction.


Morris, Joe : Atmosphere

Label: KMB Jazz
Product Code: 11583
Catalog Code: KMB010
Country: USA
 
Price: $8.95



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Known for his guitar work, and more recently on the bass, here in an album of improvisation on the 5-string banjo and 4-string banjouke.


Lantner, Steve Quartet: Given - Live In Munster

Label: Hatology
Product Code: 10924
Catalog Code: Hatology663
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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Pianist Steve Lantner's Quartet with Joe Morris, Luther Gray and Allan Chanse performing live at the 21st International Jazzfestival Munster in Germany.


Morris, Joe Bass Quartet: High Definition

Label: Hatology
Product Code: 10725
Catalog Code: Hatology670
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $19.95



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Joe Morris' Quartet with Taylor Ho Bynum, Allan Chase and Luther Gray in a set of Morris original compositions, excellent and inspired writing and playing.


Lantner, Steve Trio: What You Can Throw

Label: Hatology
Product Code: 09180
Catalog Code: Hatology641
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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New York area pianist Lantner in a trio setting playing original numbers and work by Joe Morris, Ornette Coleman, and Anthony Braxton's "Composition 23J".


Morris, Joe / Vandermark, Ken / Gray, Luther: Rebus

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 08569
Catalog Code: CF083
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $13.95



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Levin, Daniel Quartet: Some Trees

Label: Hatology
Product Code: 06380
Catalog Code: Hatology632
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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Shipp, Matthew Duo with Joe Morris: Thesis

Label: Hatology
Product Code: 05053
Catalog Code: 506
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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