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Cecil Taylor - The Great Paris Concert (1966) {Black Lion BLCD760201 rel 1994}

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Cecil Taylor - The Great Paris Concert (1966) {Black Lion BLCD760201 rel 1994}

Cecil Taylor - The Great Paris Concert (1966) {Black Lion BLCD760201 rel 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
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© 1966, 1994 Black Lion | BLCD760201
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Piano

By the time of his Paris concert, Cecil Taylor's quartet had reached a particularly high level of musical communication. Not only did altoist Jimmy Lyons (whose sound but not choice of notes was sometimes close to Charlie Parker's) find a place for himself in the dense ensembles, but one can hear him and the pianist/leader echoing each other's phrases in spots.

John Coltrane - Ascension (1965) {Impulse! Japan, 32XD-577, Early Press rel 1987}

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John Coltrane - Ascension (1965) {Impulse! Japan, 32XD-577, Early Press rel 1987}

John Coltrane - Ascension (1965) {Impulse! Japan, 32XD-577, Early Press rel 1987}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 266 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
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© 1965, 1987 Impulse! / MCA Japan | 32XD-577
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Saxophone

Digitally remastered from the original stereo master tapes. This is the 1st take of the piece (Edition II). By accident Bob Thiele put out the wrong take. After he went through the initial press run, he switched the masters to the other take and inscribed Edition II on the inside of the runout circle. So there are really two versions of Ascension.

Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver - Serendipity (2013)

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Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver - Serendipity (2013)

Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver - Serendipity (2013)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 298.66 Mb | 43:07 | Cover
Free Jazz | Label: Leo Records

Currently in the midst of an unprecedented mid-career renaissance, wildly prolific tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman has been recording for Leo Records at a frantic pace, typically issuing several new albums at a time. Released concurrently with The Edge and The Art of the Duet, Volume One is Serendipity, a title that bears out its namesake. Taped in the winter of 2011 during what was originally intended to be the session for The Foreign Legion, a bass-less trio date with Perelman's regular collaborators pianist Matthew Shipp and drummer Gerald Cleaver, this unplanned quartet effort with legendary bassist William Parker is a truly serendipitous affair.

Ivo Perelman With William Parker And Rashied Ali - Sad Life (1997)

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Ivo Perelman With William Parker And Rashied Ali - Sad Life (1997)

Ivo Perelman With William Parker And Rashied Ali - Sad Life (1997)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 425.09 Mb | 01:13:03 | Cover
Free Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Leo Records

Boasting a rich, full-bodied sound, this release finds tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman with drummer Rashid Ali and bassist William Parker on a set of ten originals. Perelman is a powerfully free spirit whose focused performances energize, propel, and invigorate. He is best when he hooks onto a melody and thrashes it, making it his own, or when he exults in the richness of his sound. Ali and Parker are good partners for Perelman, each knowing well the music of ecstasy. Ali, of course, backed John Coltrane in his later period, and Parker is at the forefront of the new avant-garde. Sad Life is dedicated to Perelman's father, though the music displayed on this disc is rarely sad. It expresses a range of emotions, but rarely lessens its intensity. Perelman may squawk through his mouthpiece on "Sad Life," or sport advanced techniques on "Life Forms," or even add a march-like gait on "Alagoana." Whatever Perelman blows is done with passion, and there is plenty of that throughout this CD.

Ornette Coleman - Chappaqua Suite (1965) {2CD Set 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4043~4}

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Ornette Coleman - Chappaqua Suite (1965) {2CD Set 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4043~4}

Ornette Coleman - Chappaqua Suite (1965) {2CD Set 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4043~4}
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© 1965, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4043~4
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. This four-part suite is actually a film soundtrack to the debut feature by Conrad Rooks, though it was never used as such. Recorded in 1965, it was performed by the Ornette Coleman Trio with Charles Moffett on drums and David Izenson on bass; augmenting the session were Pharoah Sanders on tenor and a large studio orchestra arranged by Joseph Tekula. What is most notable is the kind of control Coleman has over the orchestra. His trio is playing by intuition, which was normal for them, but they open to accommodate the more formal constructs of a band who knows little about improvisation and how it works in the free jazz context.

Heather Leigh & Peter Brötzmann - Crowmoon (2018)

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Heather Leigh & Peter Brötzmann - Crowmoon (2018)

Heather Leigh & Peter Brötzmann - Crowmoon (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:56:04 | 309 Mb
Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Self-Released

A limited edition tour CD only of 300, available at the shows after 29 March 2018, Handnumbered. Recorded in Auckland / New Zealand / 2017.

Stephen Grew, Trevor Watts - Con Fluent (2016)

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Stephen Grew, Trevor Watts - Con Fluent (2016)

Stephen Grew, Trevor Watts - Con Fluent (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 199.52 Mb | 41:11 | Covers
Free Improvisation | Label: FMR Records

On Con Fluent, the two are a virtual duo. Grew sent a recording of a few improvised sets to Watts to play over. The results are sublime and had the information about the overdubbing approach not been revealed, one probably would not have expected it. For example, 'Sadness of Rhyme' is a complex dance, with deep pockets of silence and delicate interactions that feel spontaneously exacted with no deference to the time and space between them. Another track, 'The Lit and Phil Chair' begins with a powerful burst of saxophone over low scrapings of the piano's strings. On 'Ask Later' it all comes together as the clever 'composition' from Grew swirls together with Watt's saxophone in a a 15-minute mini-epic that ranges from introspective to exuberant.

The Keith Tippett Octet - The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon (2016)

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The Keith Tippett Octet - The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon (2016)

The Keith Tippett Octet - The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 351.24 Mb | 1:02:46 | Covers
Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Discus 56CD

"This is arguably Keith Tippett's most accessible and consistently excellent recording for many years. It benefits from several instantly and hauntingly memorable tunes, universally superb perfomances all round and the brief penultimate track is adorned by Julie Tippett's irresistible vocals. Very highly recommended and probably gets my vote for new album of the year. You may think the above somewhat hyperbolic, but I assure you it ain't." - RogerF, Organissimo

Rodrigo Armado, Joe McPhee, Kent Kessler, Chris Corsano - A History of Nothing (2018)

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Rodrigo Armado, Joe McPhee, Kent Kessler, Chris Corsano - A History of Nothing (2018)

Rodrigo Armado, Joe McPhee, Kent Kessler, Chris Corsano - A History of Nothing (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 306 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 MB | 00:51:23
Jazz, Free Jazz, Experimental | Label: Trost Records

Great dedicated music by four strong individual players, brought together by Rodrigo Amado intense communication with room for outbreaking solo-parts but always held together through a vision of playing together, all the time exiting and interwoven with beautiful melodies.

John Zorn & Bobby Previte - Euclid's Nightmare (1997) {Depth Of Field DOF 1-2}

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John Zorn & Bobby Previte - Euclid's Nightmare (1997) {Depth Of Field DOF 1-2}

John Zorn & Bobby Previte - Euclid's Nightmare (1997) {Depth Of Field DOF 1-2}
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© 1997 Depth Of Field | DOF 1-2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Improvisation / Saxophone / Drums

This 1997 duet recording between drumming ace Bobby Previte and saxophonist John Zorn is indicative – pretty much – of what Zorn's music was like at the time: There are plenty of hard bop linguistics mixed in with film noir themes and screeching, burning skronk. There are also short, lucid moments of melodic tranquility that prefigure much of Zorn's work from 1999 on. But mostly, this series of duets reveals something else, that two players from similar backgrounds, who have played in the same bands together and can understand each other on an almost symbiotic level, can still approach the same musical problem from two different sides and come up with the same answer.

Angelika Niescier, Christopher Tordini, Tyshawn Sorey - The Berlin Concert (2018)

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Angelika Niescier, Christopher Tordini, Tyshawn Sorey - The Berlin Concert (2018)

Angelika Niescier, Christopher Tordini, Tyshawn Sorey - The Berlin Concert (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 200.71 Mb | 40:05 | Covers
Free Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Intakt Records - CD 305

This magnificent concert took place at the Berlin Jazzfest 2017, where Angelika Niescier was awarded the Albert Mangelsdorff Prize (German Jazz Prize). This concert by the Angelika Niescier NYC Trio with Chris Tordini on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums – who was Jazzfest Berlin’s 2017 Artist in Residence, and gave several performances in Berlin – proved to be a remarkable stroke of luck for the festival, since Niescier had already worked regularly with both for ten years.

Alex Cline's Flower Garland Orchestra - Oceans Of Vows (2017) {Cryptogramophone}

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Alex Cline's Flower Garland Orchestra - Oceans Of Vows (2017) {Cryptogramophone}

Alex Cline's Flower Garland Orchestra - Oceans Of Vows (2017) {Cryptogramophone}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 714MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 272MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, World Music, Modern Creative

Despite being a key participant in the "Left Coast" scene of more avant-leaning music from the American west coast—in particular, part of the Cryptogramophone imprint that, while less active than in its "glory days" during the first years of the new millennium—Alex Cline releases so infrequently as a leader that any new music from the percussionist/composer is worthy of attention. That he has flown so far under the radar, in recent years, that his last Cryptogramophone release, 2013's For People In Sorrow, was largely (and unfairly) overlooked. Thankfully, that's not the case with Oceans of Vows, a sumptuous two-disc set that documents a two-hour suite of music—two parts, each consisting of five movements.

Daniel Carter, William Parker, Matthew Shipp - Seraphic Light (Live at Tufts University) (2018)

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Daniel Carter, William Parker, Matthew Shipp - Seraphic Light (Live at Tufts University) (2018)

Daniel Carter, William Parker, Matthew Shipp - Seraphic Light (Live at Tufts University) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 266.84 Mb | 55:26 | Covers + booklet.pdf
Free Improvisation, Modern Creative | Country: USA | Label: AUM Fidelity - AUM 106

Do you remember the film The Thomas Crowne Affair? The original—not the 1999 remake—starred Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway, and contained the 1968 Academy Award-winning song "Windmills of Your Mind" by Dusty Springfield. I bring that up because this live performance by Daniel Carter, William Parker, and Matthew Shipp brings to mind the lyrics: "Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel / Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel / As the images unwind, like the circles that you find / In the windmills of your mind."

David Witham - Spinning the Circle (2007)

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David Witham - Spinning the Circle (2007)

David Witham - Spinning the Circle (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 340.86 Mb | 59:47 | Covers
Post-Bop, Free Improvisation, Fusion | Label: Cryptogramophone - CG132

When your resume ranges from being the musical director/pianist for George Benson for the past two decades to charter member with intrepid Cryptogramophone label head/violinist Jeff Gauthier's Goatette, what do you do for your very first album as a leader? In the case of David Witham, it's to collect friends from across the musical spectrum he's worked in for his entire career and bring them together for a first meeting that's as eclectic and unpredictable as one might expect. Guest appearances from stalwart Cryptogramophone guitarist Nels Cline and ubiquitous steel guitarist Greg Leisz aside, Witham's core quintet on Spinning the Circle might seem, on paper, to be one headed for a train wreck, but only if you're not familiar with their full breadth of expertise and ability to mold into any context. Witham, who contributes all but one of the disc's eight tracks, provides plenty of contextual diversity for his band mates.

Misha Alperin & Arkady Shilkloper - Live in Grenoble (1993)

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Misha Alperin & Arkady Shilkloper - Live in Grenoble (1993)

Misha Alperin & Arkady Shilkloper - Live in Grenoble (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 187 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: RDM | # CDRDM 3 05 015 | 01:09:42

Jazz pianist Misha Alperin and classical trained French horn player Arkady Shilkloper who was the member of Bolshoi orchestra for ten years started to play together in late 80s. Their first record was released on ECM in 1989. This album was recorded live at the Grenoble jazz festival in France.