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Smith, Wadada Leo / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed: Sun Beans of Shimmering Light

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30270
Catalog Code: AS166CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Brass, winds and percussion bring a beautiful dialog of spiritually rich improvsations from the trio of Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, Douglas Ewart on reeds & wind instruments, and Mike Reed on drums, recording in the studio in 2015 for five contemplative, often meditative, yet always bold dialogs that use spacious and free timing that showcases each player's masterful skills.


Thollem (w/ Alex Cline / Susan Alcorn): Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30268
Catalog Code: AS153-08CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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In 2019 pianist Thollem McDonas toured the US -- 12 months and 25 albums worth of recordings -- joining collaborators from a vast spectrum of improvisers and performers, this album presenting two such recordings: one a duo with drummer/percussionist Alex Cline from a live concert in Santa Monica; the other a duo with guitarist Susan Alcorn recorded in Baltimore.


Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen: See Creatures Too [2 CASSETTES]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30267
Catalog Code: AS148CS
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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From the depths of the deepest electroacoustic sea, the duo of Lisa Cameron on berimbauophone, percussion & devices and Sandy Ewen on guitar & devices release the second of their "Sea Creatures" series: two cassettes of dark aquatic audio, one recorded in the studio and the other during their 2019 Texas tour celebrating the release of the first album.


[Ahmed](Thomas / Grip / Gerbal / Wright): Nights on Saturn (Communication) [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30266
Catalog Code: AS150LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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The Ahmed quartet of Pat Thomas on piano, Joel Grip on bass, Antonin Gerbal on drums, and Seymour Wright on alto saxophone, continue their explorations of the compositions and arrangments of double bassist and oud player Ahmed Abdul-Malik, who played with Blakey, Monk, Randy Weston, and whose own work fused jazz with Arabic and African music in unique ways.


Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): The Glass Delusion [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30265
Catalog Code: AS122LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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A wild ride in two live performances, one at Elastic Arts in Chicago and the other at The Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, both in 2018 from the Kuzu trio of Dave Rempis on alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, Tashi Dorji on guitar, and Tyler Damon on drums, evolving free improvisation that builds from introspective to full-on burning free jazz.


Pavone, J. String Ensemble: Lost and Found [CD] [Used Item]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30046
Catalog Code: AS143_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $5.95



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Jessica Pavones String Ensemble with Pavone and Abby Swidler on violas, and Erica Dicker and Angela Morris on violins, are recorded live at Firehouse 12 in a set of Pavone compositions combining traditional notation and improvisation, with a focus on sustained collaborative playing and the application of ideas exploring the healing potential of sonic vibrations.


Mitchell, Roscoe & Mike Reed: The Ritual and The Dance [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30017
Catalog Code: AS145_LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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An ecstatic and intense album of saxophone and drum improvisation from the duo of AACM legend Roscoe Mitchel and drummer Mike Reed, also performing on electronics, the two Chicago mainstays performing at the Oorstof concert series Zuiderpershuis in Antwerp, Belgium in 2015 for an extended single improvisation of passionate and penetrating dialog.


Mitchell, Roscoe & Mike Reed: The Ritual and The Dance

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30016
Catalog Code: AS145_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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An ecstatic and intense album of saxophone and drum improvisation from the duo of AACM legend Roscoe Mitchel and drummer Mike Reed, also performing on electronics, the two Chicago mainstays performing at the Oorstof concert series Zuiderpershuis in Antwerp, Belgium in 2015 for an extended single improvisation of passionate and penetrating dialog.


Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30015
Catalog Code: AS144_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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A series of ominous duos on the dark side from NY improviser Jeremiah Cymerman on clarinets & pedals, and Charlie Looker (Extra Life, Psalm Zero) on guitars & piano, each of the five pieces exploring murky caverns of warmly bleak environments rendered through Looker's deep piano & guitar work, perforated by cracks of light through Cymerman's riffs & exclamations.


Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 30014
Catalog Code: AS144_CS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A series of ominous duos on the dark side from NY improviser Jeremiah Cymerman on clarinets & pedals, and Charlie Looker (Extra Life, Psalm Zero) on guitars & piano, each of the five pieces exploring murky caverns of warmly bleak environments rendered through Looker's deep piano & guitar work, perforated by cracks of light through Cymerman's riffs & exclamations.


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

Label: Astral Spirits / Soul What Records
Product Code: 29788
Catalog Code: AS154_LP/SWR008_LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $24.95



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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.


Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [2 CDs]

Label: Astral Spirits / Soul What Records
Product Code: 29787
Catalog Code: AS154_CD/SWR008_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $17.95



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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.


Stewart, Luke Exposure Quintet: [VINYL 2 LPs]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29700
Catalog Code: AS142LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $26.95



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Dave Rempis invited bassist & composer Luke Stewart to his Exposure Series at Elastic Arts in Chicago in 2018, assembling a band for Stewart with Edward Wilkerson & Ken Vandermark on reeds, Jim Baker on piano, and Avreeayl Ra on drums; Vandermark then invited the band back to his Option Series at Experimental Sound Studio; this double album presents recordings from both.


Pavone, J. String Ensemble: Lost and Found [CD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29696
Catalog Code: AS143_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Jessica Pavones String Ensemble with Pavone and Abby Swidler on violas, and Erica Dicker and Angela Morris on violins, are recorded live at Firehouse 12 in a set of Pavone compositions combining traditional notation and improvisation, with a focus on sustained collaborative playing and the application of ideas exploring the healing potential of sonic vibrations.


Pavone, J. String Ensemble: Lost and Found [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29694
Catalog Code: AS143_CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Jessica Pavones String Ensemble with Pavone and Abby Swidler on violas, and Erica Dicker and Angela Morris on violins, are recorded live at Firehouse 12 in a set of Pavone compositions combining traditional notation and improvisation, with a focus on sustained collaborative playing and the application of ideas exploring the healing potential of sonic vibrations.


Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29691
Catalog Code: AS129_CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The second release for the Chicago trio of Keefe Jackson on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Jim Baker on piano & synthesizer, and Julian Kirshner on drums, following their 2016 album The Noisy Miner, are heard in two performances a year apart at the Hungry Brain, each an extended exploration of remarkably compatible, creative and uniquely lyrical collective collaboration.av


Tester / Caldwell: Little Flower [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29690
Catalog Code: AS128_CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Medium to Lo-fi electronica with a relaxed ambient sense, an optimistic attitude and interesting details from the Indianapolis duo of keyboardists and electronic artists Landon Caldwell and Mark Tester, compositin with electric piano, marimba, vibraphone, effects, percussion, bass guitar, Casio SK1 & percussion; mesmerizing and absorbing work.


Bishop, Jeb Centrifugal Trio: [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29689
Catalog Code: AS147_CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A live recording from zentri-fuge in Berlin, led by trombonist Jeb Bishop, with Milan bassist Antonio Borghini (Mike Patton's Mondo Cane) and German drummer Michael Griener (Carl-Ludwig Hübsch' Primordial Soup), in a collective set of free and energetic improvisations, five pieces that "Jounce", "Jitter", "Plumb" and "Dither" through an exciting and expressive concert.


Hupata! (Rave / Warelis / Tuan Ku): Microclimates [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29688
Catalog Code: AS137_CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Three improvisers from three different parts of the world working together in Amsterdam — Ada Rave from Argentina on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Marta Warelis from Poland on piano, Yung-Tuan Ku from Taiwan on percussion — in free collective works from pointillistic to chamber approaches, with a sense of humor and shared creative aesthetic.


Laurenzi, Dustin Snaketime: Behold [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29442
Catalog Code: AS141
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Originally planned for release in conjunction with their appearance at the 2020 Pitchfork Festival, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi's Snaketime Octet celebrates the theoretical 104th birthday of eccentric NY composer Moondog with 4 tracks intended for his 2019 Snaketime album, performed with Jason Stein, Nick Mazzarella, Chad McCullough, two drummers and bass.


Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver): Exultations

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29286
Catalog Code: AS132_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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The title aptly describes the intense excitement and exhilaration of NY guitarist Brandon Seabrook's second trio album on Astral Spirits, performed with rhythm giants Cooper-Moore on Diddley Bow (a single-string bass) and free jazz drum legend Gerald Cleaver, the two creating a percolating interactive foundation for Seabrooks powerfully expressive and investigative playing.


Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver): Exultations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29285
Catalog Code: AS132_CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The title aptly describes the intense excitement and exhilaration of NY guitarist Brandon Seabrook's second trio album on Astral Spirits, performed with rhythm giants Cooper-Moore on Diddley Bow (a single-string bass) and free jazz drum legend Gerald Cleaver, the two creating a percolating interactive foundation for Seabrooks powerfully expressive and investigative playing.


Kirchner, Quin: The Shadows and The Light [2 CDs]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29284
Catalog Code: AS135/STR004_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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Recorded over 2 days in a Chicago studio in configurations from duos to an octet, drummer Quin Kirchner provides the compositions on this double CD for 11 pieces, alongside works by Frank Foster, Phil Cohran, Sun Ra & Carla Bley, presented as a story or a journey of differing styles and forms, made cohesive by Kirchner's remarkable drumming and coherently diverse interests.


Kirchner, Quin: The Shadows and The Light [VINYL 2 LPs]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29283
Catalog Code: AS135/STR004_LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $29.95



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Recorded over 2 days in a Chicago studio in configurations from duos to an octet, drummer Quin Kirchner provides the compositions on this double LP for 11 pieces, alongside works by Frank Foster, Phil Cohran, Sun Ra & Carla Bley, presented as a story or a journey of differing styles and forms, made cohesive by Kirchner's remarkable drumming and coherently diverse interests.


Icepick (Nate Wooley / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten / Chris Corsano): Hellraiser [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29282
Catalog Code: AS104/MF208
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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The 3rd album from the improvising trio of Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums, is a live recording at the 2018 Experimental Sound Studio's Option Series, a smoldering session of collective improvisation that builds tension through impressive rhythmic texture and releases it in cathartic and passionate passages.


Evangelista, Karl (w/ Alexander Hawkins / Louis Moholo-Moholo / Trevor Watts): Apura! [2 CDs]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29233
Catalog Code: AS130_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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Filipino guitarist Karl Evangelista translates the name of the seminal South African sextet Chris McGregor Group's album "Very Urgent" to the tagalog equivalent--"Apura!"-- recording in London with McGregor group drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo and kindred soul Trevor Watts on saxophones, plus luminary pianist Alexander Hawkins, for a sophisticated album of exemplary collective improv.


Cunningham, Alex / Claire Rousay: Specifically The Water [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29227
Catalog Code: AS123_CAS
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A wide range of approach and style in the debut duo recording from Alex Cunningham (violin) and Claire Rousay (percussion), a free affair of expressive and well-matched interaction, from effusively sophisticated rapport to pointillist dexterity and drive, from moments of intense introspection to cantankerous conversation, a fascinating and unpredictable dialog.


Cunningham, Alex / Claire Rousay: Specifically The Water

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29226
Catalog Code: AS123_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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A wide range of approach and style in the debut duo recording from Alex Cunningham (violin) and Claire Rousay (percussion), a free affair of expressive and well-matched interaction, from effusively sophisticated rapport to pointillist dexterity and drive, from moments of intense introspection to cantankerous conversation, a fascinating and unpredictable dialog.


Rumback, Charles: June Holiday

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29225
Catalog Code: AS111_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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A soulful and lyrically passionate album of modern jazz from Chicago drummer Charles Rumback in a trio with pianist Jim Baker and bassist John Tate, their third album together, with all three bringing compositions to the session, yielding a sensitive, understated yet impeccable balance of melodic music that reveals great strength at its center.


Chicago Underground Quartet: Good Days

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29224
Catalog Code: AS125_CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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19 years after the last Chicago Underground Quartet album, this session with Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, electronics & bells, Jeff Parker on electric guitar, and Chad Taylor on drums, percussion and newcomer Josh Johnson on synth bass & keys is a warm reunion, with individual compositions from Taylor, Mazurek & Parker, and two solo pieces by Mazurek and Taylor.


Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] [Used Item]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29084
Catalog Code: AS047
Country: USA
 
Price: $5.45



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An uncommon solo guitar album from Andrew Smiley, a member of Little Women and the Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, creating textures on the guitar by applying unconventional techniques with his pick and fingers instead of using effects or guitar preparations, and accompanying himself on voice in Haino-esque ways, creating an album of sharp contrast and color.


Seabrook, Brandon Trio: Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] [Used Item]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 29081
Catalog Code: AS076
Country: USA
 
Price: $5.45



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Essentially a string trio, guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with upright bassist Henry Fraser and cellist Daniel Levin is anything but typical string fair, blending improvisation with complex composition and rock sensibilities as one of New York's most unique downtown players takes listeners on a diverse and sometimes demented journey through genre and style.


Chicago Underground Quartet: Good Days [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28673
Catalog Code: AS125_LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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19 years after the last Chicago Underground Quartet album, this session with Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, electronics & bells, Jeff Parker on electric guitar, and Chad Taylor on drums, percussion and newcomer Josh Johnson on synth bass & keys is a warm reunion, with individual compositions from Taylor, Mazurek & Parker, and two solo pieces by Mazurek and Taylor.


Sica, Mako / Hamid Drake: Balancing Tear [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28653
Catalog Code: AS121_LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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A mix of studio and live recordings in the 2nd collaboration between Chicago's improvising rock trio Mako Sica of Przemyslaw Krys Drazek on trumpets & electric guitar, Brent Fuscaldo on bass and percussion, Chaetan Newell on piano & percussion, meeting with legendary drummer Hamid Drake for an album of expansive, psychedelically-tinged, lushly sonic improvisation.


Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28650
Catalog Code: AS081
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.


Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Anahuac

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28649
Catalog Code: AS082
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.


Akiyama / Field / Vidic: Interpersonal Subjectivities

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28372
Catalog Code: AS117CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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The Field/Vidic duo of Slovenian saxophonist based in Switzerland Gregor Vidic and London born drummer Niclas Field is expanded with Japanese free improvising guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, recording at Gok Sound in Tokyo in 2017 for three exceptional and suspenseful and electroacoustic improvisations, merging melodic and abstract approaches in uniquely detailed ways.


Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28263
Catalog Code: AS107
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.


Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28262
Catalog Code: AS112CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.


KVL (Kirchner / Van Duerm / Lux / Branch): Volume 1 [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28254
Catalog Code: AS119
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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The first of many projected volumes from the Chicago trio of Quin Kirchner on drums, percussion, sampler & electronics, Daniel Van Duerm on electric piano, organ, mellotron & electronics, and Matthew Lux on bass & electronics, with guest Jaimie Branch on trumpet, presenting three extended improvisations that maintain peaceful contemplation in captivating grooves.


Akiyama / Field / Vidic: Interpersonal Subjectivities [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28253
Catalog Code: AS117
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The Field/Vidic duo of Slovenian saxophonist based in Switzerland Gregor Vidic and London born drummer Niclas Field is expanded with Japanese free improvising guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, recording at Gok Sound in Tokyo in 2017 for three exceptional and suspenseful and electroacoustic improvisations, merging melodic and abstract approaches in uniquely detailed ways.


Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28251
Catalog Code: AS107
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.


Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28250
Catalog Code: AS112
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.


Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28248
Catalog Code: AS116
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".


Berman / Lytton / Roebke: Trio Discrepancies [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28075
Catalog Code: AS096
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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The 2nd release from the trio of Chicago cornetist Josh Berman, UK drummer/percussionist Paul Lytton and Chicago bassist Jason Roebke, featuring material recorded during the trio's April 2018 European tour, in two extended side-long improvisations from Padova, Italy and Trondheim, Norway, in sets of profound technique and creative prowess; exceptional.


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

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27996
Catalog Code: AS100LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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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.


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

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27994
Catalog Code: AS100CD
Country: 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.


Sfyria Trio: Rockefeller Concert [CASSETTE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27993
Catalog Code: AS109
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Since 2016 Sfyria Trio is the Chicago/NY free improvising trio of tenor saxophonist Sam Decker (Shorve, Logan Strosahl Team, Green and Grass), bassist Charlie Kirchen (The Few, Rooms, Charlie Kirchen Quartet), and drummer Matt Carroll (Ohmme, Typical Sisters, Rooms), performing their unique improv idiom incorporating elements from a wide range of musical perspectives.


Mazurek, Rob: Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27992
Catalog Code: AS114
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Recordings from the 4-channel sound composition for the ESS Florasonic installation series at Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, of Rob Mazurek's work using recordings of electric eels from National Institute of Research and Technology in Manaus, Brazil, combined with analog/digital synthesis to create environments of beautiful undulating and radiant sonic textures.


Mazurek, Rob: Love Waves Ecstatic Charge

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27991
Catalog Code: AS113
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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One of three releases in Rob Mazurek's Marfa Trio, recorded in Marfa, TX, using 106 distorted still images and fragmented skipping sound from video shot at Abbaye Royal de Fontevraud, France in 2005, repurposed for this intense and wild sound work which processes the images through modular synth and computer, shaped by Mazurek's unique approach to sound.