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Fowler, Chad / William Parker / Anders Griffen: Broken Unbroken

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 32443
Catalog Code: MAHA-040
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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"Saxophonist-producer Chad Fowler has been prolific since launching his label Mahakala Music. His latest releases - Thinking Unthinking and Broken Unbroken - realize his decades-long dream of recording in a trio with bass and drums. Bas...


Fowler, Chad / William Parker / Anders Griffen: Thinking Unthinking

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 32440
Catalog Code: MAHA 037
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Focusing on lyrically inclined grooves with a relaxed pace, the details and thoughtfully "unthought" playing from the NY trio of Chad Fowler on stritch, saxello & alto flute, William Parker on bass and Anders Griffen on drums, are heard in the Park West Studios in Brooklyn for three extended collective improvisations of passionate, expressive and empathetic playing.


Blue Reality Quartet (Joe McPhee / Michael Marcus / Jay Rosen / Warren Smith): Ella's Island

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 32394
Catalog Code: MAHA 039
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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The 2nd album from the quartet of Joe McPhee on tenor saxophone, Warren Smith on vibraphone, Michael Marcus on reeds and Jay Rosen on drums, formed from a 2018 Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf date with NY drummer Jay Rosen rounding out the quartet, this album extends their accessibly relaxed and creatively magnificent approach to free and structured jazz.


Arnal, Jeff / Curt Cloninger: Drum Major Instinct

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 32242
Catalog Code: MAHA-034
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Finding common ground through independent work in Asheville, NC, drummer Jeff Arnal and modular synth experimenter Curt Cloninger started exchanging musical ideas, developing their concept to add powerful rhythmic elements into patterned energetic synthetics, building a language to improvise together and rework their material into these rich and exciting compositions.


Anderson, Chad (Anderson / Smith / Stephenson / Amba / Ankhitek): Mellifluous Excursions Vol. 1 - Where You Been

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 32050
Catalog Code: MAHA-033
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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A solid album of buoyant collective improvisation led by NY drummer Chad Anderson, with vibraphonist Warren Smith adding an optimistic voice to the quintet of relative newcomer, sax and flute player Zoh Amba and bassist Barry Stephenson, the sophisticated and generally upbeat sound of the group taking a stinging tone on two tracks with the sharp observations from The Ankhitek.


Perelman, Ivo / Tim Berne / James Carter / Tony Malaby: (D)IVO

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31949
Catalog Code: MAHA-028
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Led by Ivo Perelman on tenor saxophone, (D)ivo brings four of New York City's finest improvising saxophonists together for an outrageous quartet session, with Tony Malaby on soprano saxophone, Tim Berne on alto saxophone and James Carter on baritone saxophone, their unique styles and masterful skills creating a thrilling and intricate weaving of profound reed expression.


Cartwright, George / Dave King / Josh Granowski: Stick Insect [2 CDs]

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31701
Catalog Code: MAHA-023
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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A serious album of expressive free jazz from innately lyrical playing to scrabbly exploration, by the Twin Cities, Minneapolis trio of George Cartwright on saxophones, Josh Granowski on upright bass and Dave King on drums, performing live at Jazz Central Studio for two CDs of superb playing, the title inspired by the novel "A Calculated Life" by Anne Charnock.


Sewelson, Dave : Smooth Free Jazz

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31700
Catalog Code: MAHA-017
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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A soulful and even honky-tonk take on jazz from baritone saxophonist and vocalist Dave Sewleson, covering tunes like Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy" (two versions) or leaning back on riffs from popular music through lap steel guitarist Mike Neer, with Dave Hofstra on bass and Bernice "Boom Boom" Brooks on drums, a surprisingly enjoyable merging of popular and free playing.


Futterman, Joel / Steve Hirsh: Warp & Weft [2 CDs]

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31699
Catalog Code: MAHA-021
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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With exceptionally quick spontaneity and astute anticipation, free improvising pianist Joel Futterman and drummer Steve Hirsh engage in a series of extended dialogs across two CDs of "Warp" & "Weft" in multiple parts, pushing each other in both technical and expressive interaction, weaving complex interplay with startling ease and creative intention.


Fowler, Chad / Christopher Parker: Park Hill Saudade

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31698
Catalog Code: MAHA-013
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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An intimate sax and piano duo from two improvisers with a 30-year friendship--Chad Fowler and Christopher Parker--both living in the same block of Park Hill, Staten Island, forming a close musical bond that is heard in their confident exchanges, both playing together and in providing space for each to express themselves; a lovely album of warm and informed conversations.


Jordan, Edward 'Kidd' / Joel Futterman / William Parker / Hamid Drake: A Tribute to Alvin Fielder (Live at Vision Festival XXIV)

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31697
Catalog Code: MAHA-004
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Recorded at Vision Festival XXIV in June of 2019, legendary drummer Alvin Fielder's friends and long time partners Kidd Jordan on tenor saxophone, Joel Futterman on piano and William Parker on contrabass are joined by drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake for an emotional and potent swinging free jazz tribute to Fielder, who passed away in January of that year.


Parker, Christopher / Kelley Hurt: No Tears Suite

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31696
Catalog Code: MAHA-008
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Celebrating the temerity and successes of the students known as the Arkansas "Little Rock Nine", who in 1957 set a precedent as they fought to enter a segregated high school, in six pieces written by pianist Christopher Parker and vocalist Kelley Hurt, who narrates the student's successes over the powerfully uplifting and reflective music of a six piece jazz band.


Parker, Christopher / The Band of Guardian Angels: Soul Food

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31695
Catalog Code: MAHA-016
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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An open and free album of modern jazz evoking loft-style collective improvisation but controlled under the compositions of pianist Christopher Parker, in his debut album as a leader with the incredibly talented sextet of Kelley Hurt on vocals, Daniel Carter on winds, Jaimie Branch on trumpet, William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums


Perelman, Ivo Quartet: Magic Dust [2 CDs]

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31694
Catalog Code: MAHA-024
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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Four extended collective improvisations of implicit lyricism and transcendent power from Brazilian-born New York-based tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman, recording in the studio with his quartet of frequent collaborator and masterful bassist William Parker, also performing on shakuhachi, along with pianist Christopher Parker and drummer Chad Anderson.


Futterman, Joel / Chad Fowler: Timeless Moments

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31693
Catalog Code: MAHA-025
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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The first duo collaboration between pianist Joel Futterman and saxophonist Chad Fowler, performing on stritch--a straight alto saxophone--in a nine-part studio journey drawing on a history of jazz styles, from blues to free, in lyrical and actively introspective dialogs, building to an intense conclusion of rapidly cathartic interaction and a final, pensive release.


Yamamoto, Eri / Chad Fowler / William Parker / Steve Hirsh: Sparks [2 CDs]

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31691
Catalog Code: MAHA-027
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Four of New York's most versed free jazz players--Eri Yamamoto on piano, Chad Fowler on stritch & Saxello, William Parker on bass and Steve Hirsh on drums--aim for a form of Spontaneous Folk Music through post-bop/free jazz idioms, recording in the studio for naturally lyrical music that builds from a beautiful glimmer to a passionate fire of masterful interaction.


Dopolarians (Chad Fowler / Kelley Hurt / Christopher Parker / William Parker): The Bond

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31690
Catalog Code: MAHA-012
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Reinventing their band with the late drummer Alvin Fielder and saxophonist Kidd Jordan, the core trio of vocalist Kelley Hurt, pianist Christopher Parker and alto saxophonist Chad Fowler bring together drumming legend Brian Blade, bassist William Parker and trumpeter Marc Franklin for three extended works, rich journeys in expressive, soulful and lyrical free jazz


Carter, Daniel / Jim Clouse: Playing Retention

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31688
Catalog Code: MAHA-011
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Known first as one of New York's finest audio engineers running Park West Studios, Jim Clouse is also a drummer and saxophonist, this his first recorded foray into free jazz partnering with legendary multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter on sax, trumpet, piano & drums, for seven diverse and extremely well informed improvisations as each follows their natural inclinations.


Hurt, Kelley / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Bernard Santacruz / Anders Griffen: Nothing But Love, the Music of Frank Lowe

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31687
Catalog Code: MAHA-007
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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A tribute to avant jazz saxophonist and composer Frank Lowe by assembling players who had never previously played together, but who had all individually performed and been influenced by Lowe: Chad Fowler on saxophones, Christopher Parker on piano, Bernard Santacruz on bass, Anders Griffen on drums & trumpet, Kelley Hurt on vocals and Bobby Lavell on saxophone.


Fowler, Chad / WC Anderson: Lacrimosa

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31686
Catalog Code: MAHA-005
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Free jazz recorded one person at a time from the duo of saxophonist Chad Fowler and WC "Chad" Anderson who, constrained by pandemic, chose to create "simulated concerts" by exchanging solo recording, each starting the process for different pieces and surprised at how "live" the results felt, as they built up the twelve excellent, rule-breaking tracks of this album.


Original Mind (Holden / Studer / Hirsh): You Know When It's Time

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31685
Catalog Code: MAHA-010
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Three Minneapolis–Saint Paul/Twin City improvisers--Brad Holden on saxophones, Dick Studer on bass and Steve Hirsh on drums--active in a variety of groups come together as a collective, named for a Buddhist concept of the consciousness that underlies the everyday thoughts about the world around us, heard in 12 improvisations emphasizing deep listening and open-minded expression.


Mitchell, Tyler feat Marshall Allen: Dancing Shadows

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 31434
Catalog Code: MAHA-020
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Sun Ra alumni, bassist Tyler Mitchell leads a small ensemble including current Arkestra leader, saxophonist Marshall Allen, drummer Wayne Smith and percussionsit Elson Nascimento through a series of Sun Ra compositions and core pieces, along with a Thelonious Monk tune and two Mitchell compositions, in a band with saxophonist Chris Hemingway & Nicoletta Manzini.


McPhee, Joe / Michael Marcus / Jay Rosen / Warren Smith: Blue Reality Quartet!

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 30796
Catalog Code: MAHA-015
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Woodwind player Michael Marcus' duo with drummer Jay Rosen performed with fellow reedsman Joe McPhee and a 2nd drummer at the Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf in 2018, the concept so appealing that he took it to the studio in New York, with Warren Smith handling the 2nd drum part and cementing this unusually orchestrated and elegantly passionate band as "The Blue Reality Quartet".


Sewelson, Dave (w/ Steve Swell / William Parker / Marvin Bugalu Smith): More Music for a Free World

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 28678
Catalog Code: MAHA-020-002
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Baritone saxophonist Dave Sewelson leads this collective quartet of New York associated players Steve Swell on trombone, William Parker on bass, abd Marvin Bugalu Smith on drums, a masterful example of modern creative jazz with a strongly lyrical attitude, through two extended improvisations and ending with a shorter "Reflections"; exemplary free jazz.


Dopolarians (William Parker / Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Kelley Hurt): Garden Party

Label: Mahakala Music
Product Code: 28677
Catalog Code: MAHA-019-001
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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Legendary players, drummer Alvin Fielder, bassist William Parker, and saxophonist Kidd Jordan joined younger generation players pianist Christopher Parker, vocalist Kelley Hurt, and saxophonist Chad Fowler in New Orleans to record this exceptional album of modern jazz compositions primarily from Fowler, plus a collective improvisation and a narrative from Hurt.








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