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Tabbal, Tani Quartet (w/ McPhee / Bisio / Siegel): Intentional
Tabbal, Tani Quartet (w/ McPhee / Bisio / Siegel):
Intentional

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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"Tani Tabbal's long and illustrious career has seen him collaborate with some of Jazz and the avant-garde's most defining names. From Sun Ra to Roscoe Mitchell, Tani has performed with a distinctive voice and character. With Intentional, Ta...

Fowler, Chad / George Cartwright / Christopher Parker / Kelley Hurt / Luke Stewart / Steve Hirsh / Z
Fowler, Chad / George Cartwright / Christopher Parker / Kelley Hurt / Luke Stewart / Steve Hirsh / ZA:
Miserere

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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"Recorded in Little Rock, AR by a geographically diverse set of American improvisers, this session brings together musicians with connections spanning decades, connecting musical communities from Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Washin...

Zankel, Bobby & Wonderful Sound 8: A Change Of Destiny
Zankel, Bobby & Wonderful Sound 8:
A Change Of Destiny

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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"Zankel's revelatory new album, A Change of Destiny, recorded with his Wonderful Sound 8-an offshoot of his Warriors of the Wonderful Sound big band-is based on music he wrote in the early 2010s for a dance piece, The Spirits Break to F...

Shipp, Matthew: The Intrinsic Nature Of Shipp
Shipp, Matthew:
The Intrinsic Nature Of Shipp

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Recording in the studio in NYC in 2023, pianist Matthew Shipp presents ten concise improvisations, forcefully powerful statements from energetic complexities to contemplatively inventive abstractions, at times explicitly referencing jazz tradition with an innate lyricism, at times bulldozing through tradition to create something uniquely Shipp.

Frog Squad: Special Noise
Frog Squad:
Special Noise

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Frog Squad is a Memphis, TN ensemble led by guitarist & composer David Collins, whose compositions provide song templates for improvised music under the influence of traditional jazz and jazz/rock fusion, psychedelic, contemporary and experimental forms, here in eleven works filled with compellingly strong melodic elements and surprisings twists and turns.

Swell, Steve / Joe Mcphee / Chris Corsano: Sometimes The Air Is
Swell, Steve / Joe Mcphee / Chris Corsano:
Sometimes The Air Is

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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A masterful album of collective free improvisation captured in Brooklyn's Park West Studios by Jim Clouse, of the trio of tenor saxophonist Joe McPhee, trombonist Steve Swell and drummer Chris Corsano, ten conversations of diverse approach, from reflectively abstract to uncompromisingly assertive discourse that is ultimately fueled by a joyful camaraderie.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris : Shamanism
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris :
Shamanism

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Adding guitarist Joe Morris to the long-standing collaboration of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp directs the New York trio into a fascinatingly unique direction, Morris' often pointillistic style bringing out quick responses and conglomerates of ideas, balanced by hauntingly lyrical and suspended moments; an evokative album of spirited improvisation.

Bergman / Robinson / Swell / Sage: Quartets/Trios/Duos
Bergman / Robinson / Swell / Sage:
Quartets/Trios/Duos

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Sheltered in place during the pandemic, trombonist Steve Swell occupied his time listening to recordings forgotten or never released, seizing on these excellent studio session from 2007 organized with drummer Ray Sage, performed in duo, trio and quartet configurations with clarinetist Perry Robinson and pianist Borah Bergman, demonstrating that in bad circumstance, good can appear.

Yamamoto, Eri Trio ( w/ Ambrosio / Takeuchi): A Woman With A Purple Wig
Yamamoto, Eri Trio ( w/ Ambrosio / Takeuchi):
A Woman With A Purple Wig

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Confronted and assaulted by Asian bigotry in NYC shortly after the start of the pandemic, pianist Eri Yamamoto adopted a wig, mask and sunglasses to hide her ethnicity, about which she sings in the title track of her album, a mix of the sophisticated jazz instrumentals with bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi punctuated with songs of Yamamoto's pandemic experience.

Cartwright, George / Steve Hirsh / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Kelley Hurt: Notice That There
Cartwright, George / Steve Hirsh / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Kelley Hurt:
Notice That There

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Meeting in Minneapolis, home of saxophonist & guitarist George Cartwright (Curlew), the quintet of Cartwright, Steve Hirsh on drums, Chad Fowler on stritch, Kelley Hurt on voice and Christopher Parker on piano have many collaborative and friendly connections, heard in their easy-going and informed dialog, with some quirks & comments tossed in to personalize these excellent studio sessions.

Futterman, Joel / Chad Fowler / Steve Hirsh: Ebb & Flow [2 CDs]
Futterman, Joel / Chad Fowler / Steve Hirsh:
Ebb & Flow [2 CDs]

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Continuing the connections from prior Mahakala Music albums Warp & Weft, (Futterman/Hirsch) and Two Five None (Fowler/Hirsch) this album brings the three together as a dynamic trio recording the two-part "Ebb & Flow", a spectacular convergence that, true to the title, shows tremendous momentum and moments of great introspection, an incredible collective free encounter!

Fowler / Perelman / Shipp / W. Parker / Hirsh: Alien Skin
Fowler / Perelman / Shipp / W. Parker / Hirsh:
Alien Skin

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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A confluence of saxophones (and stritch, saxello and flute) from the sextet of Chad Fowler on stritch & saxello, Zoh Amba on tenor sax & flute, Ivo Perelman on tenor saxophone, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass and Steve Hirsh on drums, recording in the superb Park West Studios in a collective set under the influence of the 2021 Vision Festival.

Futterman, Joel / William Parker / Chad Fowler / Steve Hirsh: The Deep
Futterman, Joel / William Parker / Chad Fowler / Steve Hirsh:
The Deep

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Sounding as though they'd played together for decades, this 1st meeting between pianist Joel Futterman, bassist William Parker, saxophonist Chad Fowler and drummer Steve Hirsh is a single 52-minute free jazz exposition as the four immediately fall into an invigorating conversation that continues through diverse moods from pinnacles of activity to reflective tone worlds; masterful!

Soldier, Dave / William Hooker: Lewitt Etudes
Soldier, Dave / William Hooker:
Lewitt Etudes

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Inspired by the graphic wall drawings of American artist and sculptor Sol Lewitt, designed as graphic scores for flexibility in improvisation, violinist Dave Soldier and drummer William Hooker assembled this impressive ensemble to present 9 etudes, performed with Rebecca Cherry, Kirk Knuffke, Ayumi Ishito, Hans Tammen, Alex Greene, Luke Stewart, and Ken Filiano.

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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Led by New York wind and reed player Chad Fowler, who performs here on stritch, saxello & alto flute, this collective free jazz album brings together frequent collaborators, bassist William Parker (with whom Fowler plays in Dopolarians) and drummer & trumpeter Anders Griffen (heard on Thinking Unthinking and the Music of Frank Lowe) for two extended improvisations from contemplative to assertive.

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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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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
Arnal, Jeff / Curt Cloninger:
Drum Major Instinct

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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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
Sewelson, Dave :
Smooth Free Jazz

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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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
Fowler, Chad / Christopher Parker:
Park Hill Saudade

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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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
Parker, Christopher / Kelley Hurt:
No Tears Suite

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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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]
Perelman, Ivo Quartet:
Magic Dust [2 CDs]

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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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
Futterman, Joel / Chad Fowler:
Timeless Moments

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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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
Carter, Daniel / Jim Clouse:
Playing Retention

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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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
Fowler, Chad / WC Anderson:
Lacrimosa

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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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
Mitchell, Tyler feat Marshall Allen:
Dancing Shadows

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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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".

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

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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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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