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Lasserre, Didier: Silence Was Pleased

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 32257
Catalog Code: aylCD-176
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Working with sound designers, cinematic and theater artists along with free improvisers, percussionist and composer Didier Lassere's performance project focuses on the relationship between sound and silence, composing entry, exit and superimposition points that the members of his septet improvise around, reconfiguring to smaller groupings throughout the work.


Akchote / Halvorson / Frisell: Loving Highsmith [2 CDs]

Label: Ayler Records
Product Code: 31786
Catalog Code: aylCD-173-174
Country: France
 
Price: $23.95



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The soundtrack to the documentary Loving Highsmith about thriller novelist Patricia Highsmith, with music composed by Belgium guitarist Noël Akchoté along with pieces by Cole Porter, Mancini, Johnny Mercer, Frank Sinatra, Hildegard von Bingen, Carl Fischer, &c, presented in two CDs, one each of duets between Akchoté and New York guitarists Mary Halvorson and Bill Frisell.


Derviche (Borchard / Favriou): Murs Absurdes

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 31785
Catalog Code: aylCD-172
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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The 2nd Derviche album on Ayler Records from the French electric bass and drum improvising duo of Eric Brochard and Fabrice Favriou, in five sequences of assertive and masterful instrumental improvising rock, ecstatically heavy material of thick detail and ominous overtone, intended to be played as a continuous suite and clearly intended for maximum amplitude!


Leandre, Joelle: At Souillac en Jazz

Label: Ayler Records
Product Code: 31320
Catalog Code: AYLCD-169
Country: France
 
Price: $16.95



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An extraordinary solo double bass set recorded at Saint-Jacques church of Cales, Lot, France in 2021 as part of the Souillac en Jazz festival from Joëlle Léandre, reaching into the depths for an incomparable and intensely concentrated display of technical skill and passion on the deep strings; captivating, visceral and cathartic.


Jauniaux / Charles / Mariage : L'amour

Label: Ayler Records
Product Code: 30541
Catalog Code: aylCD-168
Country: France
 
Price: $16.95



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Three consummate improvisers--Catherine Jauniaux on voice, Xavier Charles on clarinet and Jean-Sebastien Mariage on electric guitar--met at la Muse en Circuit in Alfortville, France after touring, recording this authoritative version of their profound and extended work, which uses lyrics excerpted from Marguerite Duras' 1971 cinematic novel L'amour.


Gonzalez, Dennis Ataraxia Trio+2 (w / Phelps / Lakpriya + Derek Rogers / Jess Garland): Nights Enter

Label: Ayler Records
Product Code: 30209
Catalog Code: aylCD-171
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Unlike anything in trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez's discography, this album was developed from Moog recordings by Derek Rogers, whose shifting tonalities and colors led Gonzalez to a Jon Hassel-influenced approach, adding a rhythmic basis of tabla and djembe from Jagath Lakpriya and sitar-inspired harp from Jess Garland, underpinned by the rich bass work of Drew Phelps.


Boiron, Baptiste / Bruno Chevillon / Frederic Gastard: La [2 CDs]

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 30125
Catalog Code: aylCD-166-167
Country: France
 
Price: $23.95



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During a residency in 2020 at the Domaine de Kerguehennec in Brittany, saxophonist and composer Baptiste Boiron developed this repertoire for the trio Lá of Boiron on soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, Bruno Chevillon on double bass, and Frederic Gastard on bass saxophone, Boiron's compositions applying a wealth of creative approaches merging contemporary and improvised playing.


Souchal / Nick / Lazro / Cappozzo: Neigen

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 29972
Catalog Code: AyLCD-162
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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An album of explorative and restrained improvisation, primarily acoustic but also using object and an electro-acoustic octave violin, from the quartet of Nicolas Souchal on trumpet & flugelhorn, Michael Nick on violin & electro acoustic octave violin, Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone saxophones, and Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet, flugelhorn & objects.


Helary / Rayon / Gilbert / Lavergne: Glowing Life

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 29892
Catalog Code: aylCD-164
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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French flutist Sylvaine Helary's new quartet explores a more electric branch of her work as a composer, in compositions that bridge improvisation and rock forms with song-like structures and narrative, performed with Antonin Rayon on Hammond Organ B3, Moog, piano & clavinet, Benjamin Glibert on electric guitar & bass, and Christophe Lavergne on drums.


Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou: Derviche

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 29650
Catalog Code: aylCD-165
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Improvised and heavy forms of experimental rock from the French duo of piccolo bassist Eric Brochard and drummer Fabrice Favriou, their music dramatic, ritualistic and urgent as they reference Maya Deren and mythological experience, their music hypnotically mesmerizing and sonically rich, slowly whirling dervishes in five varying sequences that growl and transfix.


Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light...

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 29259
Catalog Code: AYlCD-163
Country: France
 
Price: $16.95



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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.


Metzger, Matthieu: SelfCooking [Used Item]

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 29040
Catalog Code: aylCD-132
Country: Sweden
 
Price: $11.95



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A member of the French ONJ (Orchestre National de Jazz), saxophonist Metzger also works with a variety of real-time transformation music software; this is an excellent review of his compositions and his unique voice in modern improvisation.


Ikui Doki (Bernado / Mayot / Rinaudo): Ikui Doki [Used Item]

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 28999
Catalog Code: AYLCD-158
Country: France
 
Price: $11.95



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Winners of the Jazz Migration and tour JMF 2018, the chamber jazz trio of Sophie Bernado (bassoon), Hugues Mayot (saxophone & clarinet) and Rafaelle Rinaudo (harp & effects) share their passion for creative music that embraces composition and improvisation, springboarding off composers like Debussy while transferring warmth and vision into free jazz; magnificent.


Galiay, Frederick (Viard / Sebastien / Boudart / Galiay): Time Elleipsis

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 28611
Catalog Code: aylCD-161
Country: France
 
Price: $16.95



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Dramatic, darkly thrilling music with moments of sheer beauty from French electric bassist Frederick Galiay and his Camaeleo Vulgaris ensemble, a sextet performing Galiay's compositions in a potent mix of electric guitar, electrified baritone sax, synthesizer, and two drummer/percussionists, recorded after a dozen live concerts honing the material to this riveting studio version.


Killing Spree (Metzger / Daniel / Galichet): Boko Boko Tour

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 27203
Catalog Code: aylCD-160
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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A heavy album merging free improvisation, blues and rock forms from the French Killing Spree trio of Matthieu Metzger on alto saxophone & electronics, Sylvain Daniel on electric bass & effects, and Gregoire Galichet on drums, living up to the band name in dark malice captured live at Club Soto in Kyoto, Japan during their 2018 Japanese tour; vengeful.


Fields, Scott Ensemble: Barclay

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 27202
Catalog Code: aylCD-159
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Guitarist and composer Scott Fields presents the 3rd installment of his Beckett Trilogy, based on the writings of Irish novelist and poet Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906-1989), whose ironic black comedies Fields characterizes musically in instrumental compositions performed by his quartet with cellist Scott Roller, drummer Domnik Mahnig, and saxophonist Matthias Schubert.


Ikui Doki (Bernado / Mayot / Rinaudo): Ikui Doki

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 26729
Catalog Code: AYLCD-158
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Winners of the Jazz Migration and tour JMF 2018, the chamber jazz trio of Sophie Bernado (bassoon), Hugues Mayot (saxophone & clarinet) and Rafaelle Rinaudo (harp & effects) share their passion for creative music that embraces composition and improvisation, springboarding off composers like Debussy while transferring warmth and vision into free jazz; magnificent.


Chevallier, David / Valentin Ceccaldi: Zebres

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 26499
Catalog Code: AyLcd-157
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Two generations of improvisers--Valentin Ceccaldi on cello the senior, and the younger performer, David Chevallier on electric guitar and 6- and 12-stringed acoustic guitars--meet for the first time to intertwine strings in Nantes, France, with Benjamin Duboc recording seven diverse dialogs of imaginative style and authoritative technique.


Leandre, Joelle / Marc Ducret: Chez Helene

Label: Ayler Records
Product Code: 26498
Catalog Code: aylcd-154
Country: France
 
Price: $16.95



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Jean-Marc Foussat recorded the French improvising duo of electric guitairst Marc Ducret and double bassist Joelle Leandre at 19PaulFort in May, 2018, the title drawn from a poem by Edgar Allen Poe, as the two trade acoustic and electric string approaches in a sophisticated dialog of exceptional technique and inventive approaches; superb.


Cappozzo, Cecile Trio (Grente / Ziemniak w/ Jean-Luc Cappozzo): Sub Rosa

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 26497
Catalog Code: AylcD-153
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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The French free improvising trio of pianist Cecile Cappozzo, double bassist Patrice Grente, and drummer Etienne Ziemniak are heard in performance at "la Maison en Bois" in Abbeville-la-Riviere in 2018, with trumpeter Jean-Luc Capozzo joining them on the title track, as they bring order to the 4 part "Chaos" through superb collective improvisation.


Monniot, Christophe & Grand Orchestre du Tricot: Jericho Sinfonia

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 25742
Catalog Code: AYLCD-156
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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A unique ensemble performing a long-form composition by French saxophonist Christophe Monniot with the 12-piece Grand Orchestre du Tricot, 12 movements that are punctuated by layered spoken words, a subtle and sophisticated work realized with performers including Roberto Negro, Florian Satche, Quentin Biardeau, Jean-Baptiste Lacou, &c.


Leandre, Joelle 10: Can You Hear Me?

Label: Ayler Records
Product Code: 22359
Catalog Code: aylCD-146
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Known mostly as a masterful improviser, this 2015 live performance of her 2009 work for a tenet crosses compositional and improvisation boundaries, reflecting on her 40 year career while bringing out new subtleties from its original release, here with a superb set of performers.


Blanc, Michel : Le Miroir des Ondes

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 22358
Catalog Code: aylCD-151
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Percussionist Michel Blanc's astounding 12-part work was composed around news events that occurred between 1972-89, in a tour-de-force of music drawing from improvised music, RIO oriented rock, and concrete sound; with Marc Ducret, Annabelle Playe, Anne Gimenez, & Antonin Rayon.


Murcia, Sarah: Never Mind The Future

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 21592
Catalog Code: ALYCD-149
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Revisiting Sex Pistols' "Never Mind the Bollocks" in a band with Benoit Delbecq on piano, Gilles Coronado on guitar, Olivier Py on sax, Franck Vaillant on drums, and Sarah Murcia on bass, splitting the vocals with Mark Tompkins in a unique take on a punk classic.


Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire: Quaturo Machaut

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 21389
Catalog Code: AYLCD-147
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Taking their name from composer Guillaume de Machaut, Quentin Biardeau directs his saxophone quartet as they reinterpret his 1365 polyphonic mass "Messe de Nostre Dame", using the resonance of the the Abbey of Noirlac, France to enhance these beautifully paced compositions.


Helary, Sylvaine : Spring Roll / Printemps [2 CDs]

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 20868
Catalog Code: aylCD-144-145
Country: France
 
Price: $24.95



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A hybrid of theater, music, sound poetry and political manifesto from Sylvaine Helary, focused on the "Arab Spring" in Egypt, using intertwining words and voices around the quartet performances of Hugues Mayot, Sylvain Lemetre, Antonin Rayon and Sylvaine Helary.


Daniel, Sylvain / Gregoire Galichet / Matthieu Metzger: Killing Spree

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 20358
Catalog Code: aylCD-143
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Saxophonist Matthieu Metzger takes us on the dark side in a "Killing Spree" with electric bassist Sylvain Daniel and drummer Gregoire Galichet, 9 pieces of demanding improvisation that share a Naked City or Court of the Crimson King energy fueled by awesome technical prowess.


Grimal, Alexandra / Giovanni Di Domenico: Chergui [2 CDs]

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 19756
Catalog Code: 141-142
Country: France
 
Price: $24.95



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Saxophonist Alexandra Grimal recorded this double CD with pianist Giovanni Di Domenico a the Theatre Du Chatelet, in Paris, France, for adventurous dialog in a dynamic set of original Di Domenico compositions plus freely improvised work, both duo and solo.


Ceccaldi / Negro / Ceccaldi / Chennebault: La Scala

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 19506
Catalog Code: aylCD-138
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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The French quartet of Theo Ceccaldi (violin), Roberto Negro (piano), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello), and Adrien Chennebault (drums), mixing an unlikely set of improvised and composed styles for music that is indescribably absorbing, adventurous, sophisticated, and inspired.


Fields, Scott & Jeffrey Lependorf: Everything is in the instructions

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 18350
Catalog Code: aylCD-135
Country: France
 
Price: $16.95



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The beautiful and introspective duo of guitarist Scott Fields and Jeffrey Lependorf, a certified master of the shakuhachi, performing new works for guitar and shakuhachi that combine written and improvised material, lovely and intelligent music.


Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Colorado at Clinton

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 17934
Catalog Code: AYLCD-133
Country: France
 
Price: $16.95



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Trumpeter & cornetist Dennis Gonzalez' Yells At Eels with sons Aaron Gonzalez on bass and Stefan Gonzalez on drums adds Aakash Mittal (Rudresh Mahanthappa, Ravish Momin) on alto sax for a dynamic studio release of Gonzalez and Mittal compositions.


Metzger, Matthieu: SelfCooking

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 17471
Catalog Code: aylCD-132
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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A member of the French ONJ (Orchestre National de Jazz), saxophonist Metzger also works with a variety of real-time transformation music software; this is an excellent review of his compositions and his unique voice in modern improvisation.


Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller: Air Prints

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 17470
Catalog Code: aylCD-131
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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The duo of Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet, horns and objects, and Geraldine Keller on voice flute & objects in an album of tones and tongues, an unusual set of adventurous free improvisation.


Cotinaud, Francois Klangfarben Ensemble : Monologue de Schoenberg [CD + DVD]

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 17241
Catalog Code: aylCD/DVD-001
Country: France
 
Price: $23.95



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Poet Francois Cotinaud presents a tribute to Arnold Schoenberg and John Cage through the acting of Francoise Purnode and nine musicians involved in soundpainting, with a CD and a DVD of the performance plus interviews & insight into the work.


Sleeping in Vilna (Ladd / Robinson / Randall / Rothbrust): Why Waste Time

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 16887
Catalog Code: aylCD-130
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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An all-improvised transnational collaboration recorded in the studio and live at Les Instants Chavires in France, between Mike Ladd (vocals/synthi), Carol Robinson (clarinets/voice), Dave Randall (guitar) and Dirk Rothbrust (drum/percussion).


Grimal, Alexandra: Andromeda

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 16307
Catalog Code: aylCD-127
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Saxophonist Alexandra Grimal in a quartet with guitarist Todd Neufeld, bassist Thomas Morgan, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, a weaving and interstellar odyssey inspired by the night sky of the MacDowell Colony.


Barno, Niklas / Joel Grip / Didier Lasserre: Can't Stop Snusing

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 16196
Catalog Code: aylCD-126
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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The Snus trio of Niklas Barno (trumpet), Joel Grip (bass) and Didier Lasserre (drums) return for their second album, an addictive mix of free jazz and free improv, subtle to skronking music of great beauty and power.


Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Resurrection and Life

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 15485
Catalog Code: AYLCD-125
Country: France
 
Price: $16.95



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Named for the miraculous recovery of drummer and AACM founder Alvin Fielder, who travelled to Dallas in 2010 to record with trumpeter Gonzalez and his sons bassist Aaron and vibraphonist Stefan, with Gaika James on trombone.


Ducret, Marc: Tower, vol. 2

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 15135
Catalog Code: aylCD-119
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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The 2nd volume of guitarist Ducret's Tower project, an incredible quartet with saxophonist Tim Berne, violinist Dominique Pifarly and drummer Tom Rainey, complex and exultant, intertwining improv.


Zinman, Eric & Laurence Cook: Double Action

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 14049
Catalog Code: AYLCD-085
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Part of Ayler's Guerilla Series, percussionist Laurence Cook and keyboardist Eric Zinman in an album of textural duos developed over a year while working with the Yamaha CP300 stage keyboard.


Lopes, Luis Humanization 4tet: Electricity

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 13731
Catalog Code: aylCD-113
Country: France
 
Price: $16.95



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Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes joins forces again with Rodrigo Amado on tenor sax and Gonzalez brothers Aaron and Stefan on bass and drums for a muscular set where free jazz meets rock meets blues.


Zed Trio: Lost Transitions

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 13730
Catalog Code: aylCD-102
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Frenetic, intense, pyrotechnic free jazz including a "Zed Leppelin Crash Test" from the trio of saxophonist Heddy Boubaker, electric guitarist David Lataillade, and drummer Frederic Vaudaux.


Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Cape of Storms

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 13195
Catalog Code: aylCD-117
Country: France
 
Price: $16.95



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Trumpeter Gonzalez's band with sons, bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer Stefan Gonzalez, joined by saxophonist Tim Green and legendary UK/South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo.


Correction: Two Nights in April

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 12868
Catalog Code: AYLCD-090
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Two live dates from Crescendo and Glenn Miller Cafe in Sweden from the trio of Sebastian Bergstrom on piano, Joachim Nyberg on bass, and Emil Astrand-Melin on drums.


Gonzalez, Dennis Yells At Eels (feat. Rodrigo Amado): The Great Bydgoszcz Concert

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 12064
Catalog Code: aylCD-095
Country: France
 
Price: $16.95



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Drummer Gonzalez and his sons traveled to Warsaw to meet saxophonist Rodrigo Amado for this incredible live concert of original compositions plus Ornette's "Happy House".


Nuts (Duboc / Siddik / Oki / Lasserre / Sato): Symphony for Old and New Dimensions

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 12063
Catalog Code: aylCD-097
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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Bassist Duboc's two part symphony with dual drummers and dual trumpeters is a journey that aims at the creative free improvisation of groups like the Art Ensemble, AACM, BAG, &c.


Gauci's, Stephen Stockholm Conference: Live at Glenn Miller Cafe

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 10362
Catalog Code: AylCD-093/094
Country: France
 
Price: $23.95



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Two sets of New York tenor saxophonist Stephen Gauci and an impressive rhythm section playing with alternately Broo Magnus and Mats Aleklint, live at the Glenn Miller Cafe in Stockholm, 2007.


Trion, Gyldene : Live at Glenn Miller Cafe

Label: Ayler
Product Code: 09785
Catalog Code: aylCD-079
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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The Swedish trio of Jonas Kullhammar on sax, Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass and Daniel Fredriksson drums live at Glenn Miller Cafe in 2007 in a mix of originals and standards.


Grimes, Henry Trio: Live at the Kerava Jazz Festival

Label: Ayler Records
Product Code: 04567
Catalog Code: aylCD-028
Country: France
 
Price: $15.95



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