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McPhee, Joe / Mette Rasmussen / Dennis Tyfus: Oblique Strategies [VINYL]
McPhee, Joe / Mette Rasmussen / Dennis Tyfus:
Oblique Strategies [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )


Price: $29.95    




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An unrestrained album of free jazz, unorthodox electronic excursions and vocal irascibility as legendary tenor saxophonist Joe McPhee joins the Bazuinschal duo of alto saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and percussionist & electronic manipulator Dennis Tyfus (Ultra Eczema) for this singularly unusual 2018 concert at Het Bos, in Antwerp, Belgium; magnificently indescribable!

McPhee, Joe / John Edwards: Tell Me How Long Has Trane Been Gone (for James Baldwin And John Coltran
McPhee, Joe / John Edwards:
Tell Me How Long Has Trane Been Gone (for James Baldwin And John Coltrane)

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


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The incredible first meeting between legendary saxophonist Joe McPhee and double bassist John Edwards is this performance at the 2019 Artacts festival in Austria, a powerfully reflective free jazz concert with McPhee speaking & preaching about the loss of giants John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and James Baldwin, as they stand upon their shoulders through free music.

McPhee / Edwards / Kugel: Existential Moments
McPhee / Edwards / Kugel:
Existential Moments

(Not Two -- Poland )


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The 3rd album from the touring trio of Joe McPhee on trumpet & tenor sax, John Edwards on double bass and Klaus Kugel on drums, following their previous NotTwo releases A Night In Alchemia and Journey To Parazzar, here captured live at FreeJazzSaar 2019, in Saarbrucken, Germany for a boisterously exciting set of three collective improvisations, including a tip of the hat to Charles Gayle.

A Pride of Lions (McPhee / Lazro / Abrams / Seguron / Taylor): No Questions - No Answers
A Pride of Lions (McPhee / Lazro / Abrams / Seguron / Taylor):
No Questions - No Answers

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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The 3rd meeting of the transatlantic quintet of Joe McPhee on alto & soprano saxophones and pocket trumpet, Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone saxophones, Joshua Abrams on double bass & guembri, Guillaume Seguron on double bass and Chad Taylor on drums & mbira is heard in this exceptional 2018 concert at the International Jazzfestival Saalfelden in Salzburg, Austria.

McPhee, Joe / Evan Parker: Sweet Nothings (For Milford Graves)
McPhee, Joe / Evan Parker:
Sweet Nothings (For Milford Graves)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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A confluence of masterful playing through two soprano & two tenor saxophones plus one pocket cornet, as Evan Parker and Joe McPhee perform live in 2003 at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music, weaving lines with intricately relaxed confidence and coming together for beautiful moments of lyrical connection.

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 )


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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.

McPhee, Joe: Route 84 Quarantine Blues (Black Cross Solo Sessions 2)
McPhee, Joe:
Route 84 Quarantine Blues (Black Cross Solo Sessions 2)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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One of Corbett vs. Dempsey's Black Cross Solo Sessions, Joe McPhees approaches his album recorded during pandemic lockdown in his home through tenor sax, voice, water, objects and field recordings, the center of the album a cycle of compositions by Charles Mingus, alongside works by Carla Bley and influences by Joni Mitchell, and a virtual symphony of saxes on the title track.

McPhee, Joe / Michael Bisio / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Juma Sultan: The Sweet Spot
McPhee, Joe / Michael Bisio / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Juma Sultan:
The Sweet Spot

(RogueArt -- France )


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Bringing together four masterful players into the studio in NYC--Joe McPhee on saxophones, Michael Bisio on double bass, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and Juma Sultan on percussion--for a set of with one composition each from McPhee, Sultan and Lonberg-Holm, two collective improvisations, Charlie Haden's "Human Being" and Henry Grimes "For Django".

McPhee, Joe / Michael Marcus / Jay Rosen / Warren Smith: Blue Reality Quartet!
McPhee, Joe / Michael Marcus / Jay Rosen / Warren Smith:
Blue Reality Quartet!

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Woodwind player Michael Marcus' duo with drummer Jay Rosen performed with fellow reedsman Joe McPhee and a 2nd drummer at the Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf in 2018, the concept so appealing that he took it to the studio in New York, with Warren Smith handling the 2nd drum part and cementing this unusually orchestrated and elegantly passionate band as "The Blue Reality Quartet".

Amado, Rodrigo / This Is Our Language Quartet: Let The Free Be Men [VINYL]
Amado, Rodrigo / This Is Our Language Quartet:
Let The Free Be Men [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $24.95    




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Referencing Ornette Coleman in the group name, Portuguese tenor saxophonist engages three US free jazz players--legendary saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee, double bassist Kent Kessler and drummer Chris Corsano--for this 2017 concert at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, capturing four exemplary, at times explosive, and always tightly interactive collective improvisations.

Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love): She Knows...
Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love):
She Knows...

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


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Named for a Don Cherry composition included on this album, the core trio of The Thing--Mats Gustafsson on reeds, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums--is joined by saxophonist and pocket trumpter Joe McPhee, recording classic free jazz and harmolodic pieces by Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer, Frank Lowe, & Joe McPhee.

Lindsay, Arto / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark / Phil Sudderberg: Largest Afternoon
Lindsay, Arto / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark / Phil Sudderberg:
Largest Afternoon

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Bringing together Chicago's long partnership of saxophonists Joe McPhee and Ken Vandermark with frequent Vandermark collaborator, drummer Phil Sudderberg, and New York guitarist Arto Lindsay, meeting on a winter afternoon in a Chicago studio to record these fifteen collective, freely improvised conversations of intense energy, unexpected twists and turns, and brilliant playing.

Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream
Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark:
Invitation To A Dream

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.

McPhee, Joe / Mats Gustafsson: Brace For Impact
McPhee, Joe / Mats Gustafsson:
Brace For Impact

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Drawing on many collaborations, from Peter Brotzmann's large groups to Gustafsson's The Thing, this duo album recorded in 2008 is finally issued to unleash 1 blistering album of saxophone duos, Joe McPhee on altos sax, alto clarinet, pocket trumpet and voice, with Gustafsson on baritone and slide saxophone, alto fluteophone and live electronics; brace yourself!

McPhee, Joe / Hamid Drake: Keep Going
McPhee, Joe / Hamid Drake:
Keep Going

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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The second duo album between saxophonist & pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee and drummer/frame drummer Hamid Drake begins with McPhee reciting words by Harriett Tubman (Keep Going), as the two inform and astound through masterful playing, together and solo, shaking the listener through intense and unambiguously clear playing, with pieces reflecting our world situation.

Ellis, Lisle / Cauley / Robinson / Ruthier / Ochs / McPhee / Spearman: Elevations
Ellis, Lisle / Cauley / Robinson / Ruthier / Ochs / McPhee / Spearman:
Elevations

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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"Elevations is one of the very rare albums on which bassist Lisle Ellis assumes leadership. It was recorded in a San Francisco studio in June 1993. At the core of the instrumentation is Ellis' quartet, which includes Christopher Cauley a...

McPhee, Joe / Andre Jaume: Nuclear Family
McPhee, Joe / Andre Jaume:
Nuclear Family

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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In 1979 saxophonist/cornetist Joe McPhee met French reedist Andre Jaume in Paris to record this exceptional album of standards, drawing on works from Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Duke and Ellington, and Ornette Coleman; melodic, poignant, emotional and insightful jazz.

Universal Indians w/ Joe McPhee: Skullduggery [VINYL 2 LPs]
Universal Indians w/ Joe McPhee:
Skullduggery [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $32.95    




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The free improvising trio of John Dikeman on sax, Jon Rune Strom on bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums, invites Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet and alto sax for a release of rugged free improv using unorthodox approaches and amazing dexterity in their playing.

McPhee, Joe : Alone Together: The Solo Ensemble Recordings 1974 & 1979
McPhee, Joe :
Alone Together: The Solo Ensemble Recordings 1974 & 1979

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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In 1979 Joe McPhee, working with CJR produced Craig Johnson, recorded this set of overdubbed recordings of himself performing on saxes, trumpet and flugelhorn over original compositions showcasing solo, duo, trio and quartet contexts, an album of virtual McPhee ensembles!

McPhee, Joe: The Loneliest Woman [CD EP]
McPhee, Joe:
The Loneliest Woman [CD EP]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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A rich and unusual interpretation of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" recorded in Boswil, Switzerland in 1981 with McPhee, Pierre Favre, Irene Schweizer, Radu Malfatti, Daniel Bourquin, &c., in its first-ever release.

McPhee, Joe: Variations on a Blue Line / 'Round Midnight
McPhee, Joe:
Variations on a Blue Line / 'Round Midnight

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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A much-needed reissue of McPhee's 1979 Hat Hut LP documenting his 1977 concert at Salle Ste Croix des Pelletiers, performing 3 original compositions and Monk's "Round Midnight" with incredible skill and inventiveness.

Haker-Flaten New York Quartet, Ingebrigt (McPhee / Wooley / Morris): Now Is
Haker-Flaten New York Quartet, Ingebrigt (McPhee / Wooley / Morris):
Now Is

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten is joined by key improvisers Joe McPhee (sax), Joe Morris (guitar) and Nate Wooley (trumpet) for this improvised studio recording, free improvisation with the influence of swing and blues.

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

(Riti Publishing -- USA )


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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.

Mcphee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Brooklyn DNA
Mcphee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Brooklyn DNA

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A project about the rich jazz history of Brooklyn, NY, recorded in that burrough by NY saxophonist Joe McPhee & bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, referencing Putnam Central, The Blue Coronet, Sonny Rollins, and Brooklyn itself.

McPhee, Joe / Survival Unit II / Thorton, Clifford: N.Y., N.Y., 1971
McPhee, Joe / Survival Unit II / Thorton, Clifford:
N.Y., N.Y., 1971

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


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