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Meloche, Chris / Martin Archer / Gino Robair / Lyn Hodnett: The Sincerity Of Light

Label: Discus
Product Code: 25751
Catalog Code: 68CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The quartet of Canadian electronics composer Chris Meloche and label leader Martin Archer on woodwinds and electronics orchestrated these pieces, performed with improvsations from Gino Robair on percussion and electronics and Lyn Hodnett on voice, for a 3 part work of rich interactive loops, drones and soundscape, ranging from spine-chilling to lush and lovely environments.


Eclectic Maybe Band: The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes

Label: Discus
Product Code: 25750
Catalog Code: 67CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Univers Zero bassist Guy Seger brought this eclectic group of improvisers into the studio to develop the music on this genre-defying album, informed by a sextet of musicians who have performed and recorded with projects and artists including Vanishing Pictures, X-Legged Sally, Wrong Object, Tony Levin, Tony Bianco, Paul Schutze, Trevor Watts, Zeena Parkins, Jim O'Rourke, &c.


Archer, Martin & Engine Room Favourites: Safety Signal From A Target Town

Label: Discus
Product Code: 25749
Catalog Code: 66CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Saxophonist Martin Archer composed the five works on this, the 3rd release for Engine Room Favorites, his AACM-influenced big band with a tremendous orchestration of horns with drums, vibes, piano and bass, here with their most complex yet melodic and rich release yet, including melodic elements of folk music, powerful rhythms from prog-oriented rock, and free improv and jazz.


Metamorphic: The Two Fridas

Label: Discus
Product Code: 25748
Catalog Code: 65CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Having met at Middlesex University in 2001, this sophisticated London-based contemporary jazz/folk sextet formed in 2011, recently adding vocalist Kerry Andrew (Juice), as pianist Laura Cole composes music and text based on her personal experiences; pieces include two collective improvs and 2 reworkings of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman".


Orfeo 5 (Blezard / Bourne / Jafrate with Prince / Oliver / Kane): In The Green Castle

Label: Discus
Product Code: 24585
Catalog Code: 62CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Orfeo 5 are Shaun Blezard on electronics, Keith Jafrate on saxophone, Matt Bourne on keyboards & cello, Tamlin Cook on guitar, Mary Oliver presenting spoken word, and Simon Prince on saxophone & flutes, blending jazz, improv, folk, dub, sound art and electronica to create evolving, improvised narrative music that create a sense of place and journey.


Deep Tide Quartet (Archer / Macari / Cole / Shaw): See One, Do One, Teach One

Label: Discus
Product Code: 24583
Catalog Code: 64CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Originally a studio project, The UK Deep Tide Trio of Martin Archer on sax, Kim Macari on trumpet, Laura Cole on piano and Walt Shaw on percussion & live electronics evolved into a performing organization based on the strength of their open-ended approach to free jazz and improvisation, heard here balancing melody and structure in well-paced and thoughtful improv.


frostlake: White Moon, Black Moon

Label: Discus
Product Code: 24245
Catalog Code: 53CD
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $14.95



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The debut album for frostlake, female songstress and instrumentalist, in a collection of songs with an eerie strangeness and English ethereal quality, with haunting melodies, layered vocals and unusual sounds in a band including Martin Archer on clarinet, Mick Somerset on winds, Nigel Manning on flute, and Steve Dinsdale on drums.


Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere

Label: Discus
Product Code: 24204
Catalog Code: 40CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The debut release of the UK improvising rock group Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, co-led by Martin Archer & Chris Bywater, in a double CD blending kosmische musik, space rock, and contemporary classical, an improbable meeting between Ligeti, Klaus Schulze, & Quarkspace, supplemented at times by a string quartet, a sax quintet, and a 25-piece mixed choir.


Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: 03

Label: Discus
Product Code: 24203
Catalog Code: 63CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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The improvising rock group Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, led by Martin Archer, Chris Bywater, and Steve Dinsdale, in their 3rd album of innovative improvisation, haunting hypnotic grooves and blasts of sheer exuberance, with the band augmented by strings and trombone to give them a larger and more intense sound.


Watts, Trevor / Stephen Grew Duo: All There Is

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23933
Catalog Code: 61CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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A strong and enthralling set of dialogs captured live from the working duo of pianist Stephen Grew and saxophonist Trevor Watts on alto & soprano, intricate exchanges of great energy but also great compassion and introspection, a well-rounded set of adventurous exchanges that highlight the incredible skills of both players.


Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere: 02

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23733
Catalog Code: 47CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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An absolutely impressive album blending advanced/progressive rock forms with improvisation, starting from collective improvisation and layering in the studio to create a sophisticated psychedelic music, the second album from this ensemble that is headed by Martin Archer (reeds & keys), Chris Bywater (keys & synth), and Steve Dinsdale (drums & percussion).


Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough): Sunshine! Quartet

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23376
Catalog Code: 59CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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A small group setting where each performer brings a composition to the session, with Discus family members Martin Archer on saxophones, Corey Mwamba on vibraphone, Seth Bennet on double bass, and Peter Fariclough on drums, for jazz that balances melodic and formidable free improvisation.


Tippett, Keith Octet: The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23375
Catalog Code: 56CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Superlative large group jazz from UK pianist/composer Keith Tippett, presenting a series of lyrical and accessible compositions inspired by themes from Irish folk music, in a new Octet with alumni of the Royal Academy of Music's jazz programme and long-time Tippett collaborators.


Archer, Martin : Story Tellers

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23374
Catalog Code: 57CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $14.95



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Martin Archer introduces a new sextet based on Chicago's AACM approach to free improvisation, in a 2-CD set of 6 large works divided into 5 or 6 chapters each, presenting character themes, rhythm ideas, composed duets, and improvised instructions; superb!


Juxtavoices: Warning: May Contain Notes

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23373
Catalog Code: 58CD/DVD
Country: UK
 
Price: $8.46



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Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 30 voices whose repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts, here in a CD/DVD release with a reinterpretation of early an Cabaret Voltaire recordings and a terrifying ascent into hell.


Archer / Clark / Grew / Hunter: Felicity's Ultimatum

Label: Discus
Product Code: 23372
Catalog Code: 60CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $14.95



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The 2nd release in a new series of small groups drawn from members of the Discus Music family, where the group meets, writes, rehearses and records in one single session, here developing ten compositions from all four players edited into a continuous sequence of structure and improvisation, embracing melody, texture and pure abstraction.


Bailey, Derek / Mick Beck / Paul Hession: Meanwhile, Back In Sheffield...

Label: Discus
Product Code: 08438
Catalog Code: 21CD
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $14.95



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Free improvising guitar legend Derek Bailey was invited to perform in his home town of Sheffield, England in 2004 with the trio of Mick Beck on tenor sax, bassoon, and whistles, and Paul Hession on drums, Bailey's first visit in many years, and a joyful occasion as the collective group explores a wide range of approaches to creating instant compositions.