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Baker, Jim / Brandon Lopez / Bill Harris: Dura

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 32190
Catalog Code: AMA034
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Recorded while double bassist Brandon Lopez was in Chicago, frequent collaborators from two generations--keyboardist Jim Baker on piano and Arp Synth and drummer/percussionist Bill Harris--joined together to record this live-in-the-studio album of highly interactive, explorative, propulsive and often cathartic free improvisation.


Cordoba (Brianna Tong / Eric Novak / Cam Cunningham / Zach Bain-Selbo / Khalyle Hagood / Zach Upton-Davis): Specter

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 32189
Catalog Code: AMA026
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Combining elements of neo-soul, jazz fusion and hip hop, the Cordoba genre-bending sextet from Chicago use their warm, slightly off-center grooves to present vocalist Brianna Tong's articulate lyrics that observe and reflect on the state of world, the band's arrangements extended on five songs with the Latin America-influenced Kaia String Quartet.


AAVD Trio (Alexander Adams / Danny Andrade / Daniel Van Duerm): Anti Glow

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 32188
Catalog Code: AMA028
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Experimental improvisation driven by the foundations of electric piano, organ & electronics of Chicago keyboardist Daniel Van Duerm, fueled by the flexible and unusual drumming of Alexander Adams and passionately expanded by the cathartic tenor sax wrangling of Danny Andrade, dark and light come together to form an "anti-glow" from this intriguing young trio.


Harris, Bill: ONOMAT

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 32186
Catalog Code: AMA031
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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A diverse and confident set of solo drums improvisations, acoustic or in tandem with metal and wooden objects, microphone amplification, drum feedback manipulation and close-microphone use on a detuned floor tom, in the first solo release from Chicago drummer and Amalgam label leader Bill Harris recording live at the Music Garage, in Chicago.


Physique (Sam Scranton / Neil Quigley): Curve Tote

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 32185
Catalog Code: AMA030
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Creating soundscapes from homemade instruments, Text-To-Speech, AI voices, lap steel guitar, found objects, field recording, &c., the duo of sound artists Sam Scranton from Chicago and Neil Quigley from Kilkenny, Ireland, present six unusually unfolding compositions of deceptively relaxed environments layered with mysterious elements and a sly sense of humor.


McKenna, Wills / Norman W. Long / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris: Anemoi [2 CDs]

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 32182
Catalog Code: AMA038
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Part of cellist Ishmael Ali's Chi Away Project recording small ensembles of new collaborations between Chicago musicians of diverse backgrounds, this live recording of energetic and unique free jazz and ea-improv was captured at Marmalade in 2021, bringing together Ali, drummer Bill Harris, saxophonist & flutist Wills McKenna and sound artist Normal W. Long.


Tong, Brianna / Johanna Brock / Andrew Scott Young / Ishmael Ali: Akjai

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 32181
Catalog Code: AMA037
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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"Akjai is an improvising quartet incorporating two vocalists and a string trio. The group's unique instrumentation lends itself to exploration of strange timbres, textures, and orchestrations. This recording documents a first meeting in...


Moore, Allen / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris: Hearsay

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 32180
Catalog Code: AMA036
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Unusual textures, unlikely orchestration and unconventional rhythmic directions from the Chicago electroacoustic improv trio of Allen Moore on turntables & records casted with various material, Ishmael Ali on cello, guitar & electronics and Bill Harris on drums & percussion, captured live at Marmalade in Chicago in 2021 for a diverse set of experimental and absorbing improvisations.


Success Pistols (Finer / Bevins / Davidovici / Hong): First Shot

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 32179
Catalog Code: AMA035
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Borrowing from jazz/improvised music, new compositional forms and avant reductionist traditions, the Montreal quartet Success Pistol release their debut album of compositions by saxophonist Dustin Finder, oral instructions including game pieces that leave room for improvisation; with Scott Bevins on trumpet, and husband and wife duo Eli Davidovici on bass and Mili Hong on drums.


Abhorrent Expanse (Polipnick / Fratzke / Courage / Glenn): Gateways To Resplendence

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 32178
Catalog Code: AMA041
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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"Abstract, ecstatic, and pummeling, ABHORRENT EXPANSE's Gateways To Resplendence articulates the unspeakable dread which dwells in the sepulchral caverns of the mind. A grotesquely improvised manifesto plumbing from the depths of blacke...


Harris, Bill: Blinking Glue

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 32177
Catalog Code: AMA040
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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An extension of his prior solo record, ONOMAT, Chicago drummer & percussionist Bill Harris also uses a prepared floor tom and feedback in this unedited 25 minute live performance at Music Garage in Illinois, notated for six track section as he explores unique rhythmic concepts augmented with encompassing environmental sonics and unusual disruptive elements.


Moore, Chris / Adam Shead: The Flower Of Paradise

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 30744
Catalog Code: AMA033
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Two Chicago compatriots--established drummer/percussionist Adam Shead and newcomer to the Chicago improvised scene, saxophonist and multi-reedist Chris Moore, in an expressive album of sax & drum interaction, thoughtful interactions in twelve succinct dialogs that focuses on the depth of their conversation through clear expression and response.


Kimmel.Ali.Harris: Vivary

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 30605
Catalog Code: AMA032
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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A diverse set of electroacoustic improvisations, including pointillistic interplay, free explorations merging contemporary compositional cues, pieces composed around specific parameters and evolving experimental soundscapes, from the Michigan trio Kimmel.Ali.Harris of Jeff Kimmel on clarinet & electronics, Ishmael Ali on cello, guitar & electronics, and Bill Harris on drums & synth.


Piet, Matt: (pentimento)

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 30602
Catalog Code: AMA029
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Three layers of Chicago pianist & composer Matt Piet (Four Letter Words, Matt Piet Trio) in a virtual trio improvised sequentially in the studio in 2020, the title referring to a visible trace of earlier painting beneath a layer of paint on a canvas, an apt analogy for the keen interactions and wonderful labyrinths Piet performs with himself.


Never (Bennett / Wright / Darrup): Not Nothing

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 30592
Catalog Code: AMA020
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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"Never" is the the trio of frequent Philadelphia improvisers Jack Wright on saxophone, Ben Bennett on percussion and Zachary Darrup on guitar, captured live at the Hungry Brain in Chicago two years into touring their project, employing an extensive interactive language between the three of free playing, sonic gesture and surprising interventions in this exceptional concert.


je'raf: Throw Neck

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 30591
Catalog Code: AMA019
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Reminding of Downtown NY bands in the vein of No Safety or Curlew, this Chicago/NY 7-piece blurs rock, jazz and funk forms with intelligent and often satirical lyrics, upbeat and joyful music that defies categorization through groove-based songs that playfully critique while keeping it all danceable and fun, in a wonderfully talented and enjoyable album.


Four Letter Words (Piet / Wark / Harris): Pinch Point

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 30588
Catalog Code: AMA016
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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The first fully improvised album from the Chicago trio of Jake Wark on tenor saxophone, Matt Piet on piano and Bill Harris on drums, recording at Experimental Sound Studios in 2018 for seven numbered and concise improvisations, running the gamut from rapidly active yet controlled interaction and investigatory conversations of confident expression and creative drive.


Hatcher, Gerrit: Good Weight [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 30583
Catalog Code: AMA011
Country: USA
 
Price: $6.95



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Chicago tenor saxophonist Gerrit Hatcher, known for his duos with Anton Hatwich and with Julian Kirshner, the improvising trio Devouring the Guilt with Eli Namay & Bill Harris and a trio with Mars Williams & Lia Kohl, is heard here in three extended solo improvisations, with strong tone riffing on grooves, exuding warm melodies, and running demanding technical passages on his horn.


Four Letter Words (Piet / Wark / Harris): Blow

Label: Amalgam
Product Code: 30576
Catalog Code: AMA003
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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The Chicago trio of tenor saxophonist Jake Wark, pianist Matt Piet and drummer Bill Harris in a forceful and exuberant trio that grew out of the weekly free improvisation workshop "Sound of the City" at Constellation, initially a collective that developed a set of compositions from each member, presented here in their exceptional and exciting debut album.








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