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Zorn, John (Gosling / Hashimoto / Roeder / Smith): Heaven and Earth Magick

Label: Tzadik
Product Code: 30009
Catalog Code: CD-TZA-8378
Country: USA
 
Price: $17.95



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Zorn's compositions on this album bridge the worlds of contemporary compositional and fully improvised jazz, Zorn conducting a quartet with Stephen Gosling's piano and Sae Hashimoto's vibraphone parts fully notated, while drummer Ches Smith and bassist Jorge Roeder provide an improvisational rhythm section, bringing to life these dynamic and lyrical works.


Pirog, Anthony: Pocket Poem

Label: Cuneiform
Product Code: 29858
Catalog Code: Rune 468
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Blurring the lines between jazz and rock in ECM and blues-tinged playing in compositions with a solid melodic center, Washington-area guitarist Anthony Pirog presents an album of lyrical music tinged by electronics and rich with evocative environments, performed with Michael Formanek on acoustic and electric bass, and Chess Smith on drums, percussion & electronics.


Zorn, John: Azoth

Label: Tzadik
Product Code: 29830
Catalog Code: CD-TZA-8375
Country: USA
 
Price: $17.95



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Two compositions by John Zorn for solo cello and two works for cello and rhythm section, performed by cellists Jay Campbell (JACK Quartet) and Michael Nicolas (Brooklyn Rider, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)), with drummer Ches Smith and bassist Jorge Roeder taking the rhythm chairs; exciting and innovative compositions in virtuoso performances.


Kang, Eyvind: Ajaeng Ajaeng [VINYL 2 + DOWNLOAD CODE]

Label: Ideologic Organ
Product Code: 29765
Catalog Code: SOMA 039LP
Country: France
 
Price: $32.95



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Performing on Tanpura & tuba, composer Eyvind Kang explores a wealth of Asian instruments in a series of beautiful pieces investigating and elucidating the properties of each, culminating in the Korean instrument Ajaeng, used historically as a court instrument, here used in a more introspective and meditative role through well developed and recorded compositions.


Berne's, Tim Snakeoil: The Deceptive 4 Live [2 CDs]

Label: Intakt
Product Code: 29721
Catalog Code: INT358
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $29.95



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The long-established Snakeoil quartet led by New York saxophonist Tim Berne, with Matt Mitchell on piano, Oscar Noriega on bass and B-flat clarinet, and Ches Smith on drums & percussion, are heard live in three settings over two CDs — at Firehouse 12 in 2017; at IBEAM in New York in 2010; and at Roulette in NY in 2009 — showing the band's evolution of expressive power.


Berne's, Tim Snakeoil (Ducret / Mitchell / Noriega / Smith): The Fantastic Mrs. 10

Label: Intakt
Product Code: 28490
Catalog Code: INT340
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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Starting in 2012 as a quartet with Oscar Noriega (reeds), Matt Mitchell (piano), and Ches Smith (drums/vibes), then expanded with guitar, saxophonist Tim Berne's Snakeoil now moves to the Swiss Intakt label, swapping guitarists for Marc Ducret, and releasing this fantastically intricate album of Berne compositions + 1 Hemphill piece, launching points for extraordinary soloing!


Fujii, Satoko / Orchestra New York: Entity

Label: Libra
Product Code: 28374
Catalog Code: 214-058
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Satoko Fujii leads her 13-piece big band through 5 thrilling and insightful compositions with a who's-who of NY improvisation: Nels Cline (guitar), Ches Smith (drums), Joe Fiedler & Curt Hasselbring (drums), Oscar Noriega, Ellery Eskelin, Briggan Krauss, Andy Laster & Tony Malaby (sax), Herb Robertson, Natsuki Tamura & Dave Ballou (trumpet) & bassist Stomu Takeishi; wow!


Torn, David / Tim Berne / Ches Smith: Sun Of Goldfinger

Label: ECM
Product Code: 27258
Catalog Code: ECM 2613
Country: Germany
 
Price: $15.95



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The fourth ECM album from NY Saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer Ches Smith, here in a trio with textural guitarist David Torn in three extended compositions merging jazz, rock and ambient forms, the middle track augmented with the Scorchio String Quartet and Craig Taborn, as they ebb and flow intense energy, fascinating compositional turns, and superb playing.


Webber, Anna: Clockwise

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 26971
Catalog Code: Pi 79
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Wind player and composer Anna Weber pays homage to 20th Century composers' works for percussion, using Xenakis, Feldman, Varese, Stockhausen, Babbitt & Cage as influences in compositions leaving room for improvisation from her septet of Jeremy Viner (sax & clarinet), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Matt Mitchell (piano), Chris Tordini (bass), and Ches Smith (drums).


Lee, Okkyung: Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel.Flower.Bird)

Label: Tzadik
Product Code: 25907
Catalog Code: CD-TZA-4023
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Cellist Okkyung Lee explores her Korean roots in an amazing long-form composition combining electronics, improvisation, composed melodies and noise with Korean traditional music, performed with the superb ensemble of John Edwards (bass), Ches Smith (drums), John Butcher (sax), Jae Hyo Chang (Korean percussion), Song Hee Kwon (Pansori singing), and Lasse Marhaug (electronics).


Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York: Fukushima

Label: Libra
Product Code: 25243
Catalog Code: 214-044
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Diverse aspects of the 2011 disaster at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant brought on by a tsunami orchestrated in sound by composer/pianist Satoko Fujii and rendered in remarkable ways from some of New York finest improvisers, including Tony Malaby, Ellery Eskelin, Oscar Noriega, Herb Roberts, Joe Fiedler, Stomu Takeishi, Nels Cline, &c &c.


Sharp, Elliott Aggregat: Quintet

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 18217
Catalog Code: CF288
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



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The 2nd Aggregat album expands the first release's trio of Elliott Sharp (just on reeds this time), Brad Jones (bass) and Ches Smith (drums) into a quintet with Nate Wooley (trumpet) and Terry L. Green (trombone) for an amazing set of free jazz compositions.


Mitchell, Matt: Fiction

Label: Pi Recordings
Product Code: 17949
Catalog Code: PI 50
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The debut recording from NY pianist Matt Mitchell, in a duo with drummer Ches Smith on drums, percussion & vibes, 15 inventive original compositions written to push Mitchell's technical skills in improvisational settings, each an ingenious little puzzle.


Pride, Mike: Drummer's Corpse

Label: Aum Fidelity
Product Code: 17571
Catalog Code: AUM 078CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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With 9 drummers, bass, and guitar, "Drummer's Corpse" was written following a devastating apartment fire which consumed nearly all of Pride's possessions, recordings, and compositions.


Halvorson, Mary: Bending Bridges [2 VINYL LPs]

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 17510
Catalog Code: FH12-04-08-016
Country: USA
 
Price: $44.95



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Limited edition LP of Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson's second recording with her amazing working quintet of trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Jon Irabagon, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Ches Smith.


Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Smith / Ismaily): Your Turn

Label: Northern Spy
Product Code: 17440
Catalog Code: CD-NS-038
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Five years after their debut release, Ceramic Dog, the power trio featuring Marc Ribot (guitar), Shahzad Ismaily (bass/electronics) and Ches Smith (drums), returns with this exceptional album merging rock and improv Downtown NY style.


Halvorson, Mary Quintet: Bending Bridges

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 16199
Catalog Code: FH12-04-01-016
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson's second recording with her amazing working quintet of trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Jon Irabagon, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Ches Smith.


Sharp Trio, Elliott: Aggregat

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 15892
Catalog Code: CF250
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



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NY saxophonist/guitarist, composer and conceptualist Elliot Sharps Trio with bassist Brad Jones and drummer Ches Smith using written scores to guide rhythmic and melodic jazz into unlikely and fascinating structures.


Trophies (Bosetti / Nagai / Ches Smith): A Color Photo of the Horse

Label: D.S al Coda
Product Code: 15693
Catalog Code: #4
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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Alessandro Bosetti provides voice and electronics on words & text from a variety of writers, as performed in a trio with drummer Ches Smith and fretless guitarist Kenta Nagai; fascinating and perplexing expression.


Staiano's, Moe! - MOE!KESTRA!: 2 Rooms Of Uranium Within 83 Markers: Conducted Improvisations, Vol.II

Label: Edgetone Records
Product Code: 08773
Catalog Code: EDT4050
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Two live conducted improvisations percussion for large group recorded at the Oakland Box Theater, presenting the 6 part Piece No.11: Two Orchestras in Separate Rooms.