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Mat Maneri featuring Joe McPhee - Sustain (2002) {Thirsty Ear 57122}

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Mat Maneri featuring Joe McPhee - Sustain (2002) {Thirsty Ear 57122}

Mat Maneri featuring Joe McPhee - Sustain (2002) {Thirsty Ear 57122}
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© 2002 Thirsty Ear Recordings | THI57122.2
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Violas / Saxophone

It is difficult to think of this as anything but pure joy, although in some ways it is less intense than other releases led by the remarkable violist Mat Maneri and it is stamped with a cerebral quality from the start. There is a surprisingly charming density, too, that comes through on most tracks, though as with most of his work, there are few if any melodic references but instead a focus on color and sound. Maneri carefully paces himself and the quintet so that every note counts, resulting in some of his most interesting work on disk. At times it might seem somewhat slow, even morose, but upon close listening a diversity and a depth are revealed that belie the noir episodes.

Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson) - Convallaria (2016) {Cuneiform Records RUNE 415}

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Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson) - Convallaria (2016) {Cuneiform Records RUNE 415}

Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson) - Convallaria (2016) {Cuneiform Records RUNE 415}
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© 2016 Cuneiform Records / Thumbscrew | RUNE 415
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Experimental / Improvisation

Three hyper-progressive improvisational jazz and cross-genre artists push the envelope again on their 2nd album for Cuneiform Records. The musicians' busy schedules via numerous and largely prolific solo and group-based projects have rocketed their respective artistries into the limelight, especially ECM recording artist Michael Formanek (bass) who for the past several decades has become a household name within these circles. Nonetheless, it's an adventurous exploration, led by guitarist Mary Halvorson's signature phraseology, comprised of extended lines that vaporize into the cosmos amid her diminutive note-bending jaunts and so on. Here, drummer Tomas Fujiwara generates a buoyant underpinning with colorful accents in parallel with Formanek's fluid and powerful support.

Jeremiah Cymerman - Fire Sign (2011) {Tzadik}

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Jeremiah Cymerman - Fire Sign (2011) {Tzadik}

Jeremiah Cymerman - Fire Sign (2011) {Tzadik}
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Genre: jazz, experimental jazz, avant-garde jazz

Fire Sign is the 2011 album by clarinetist Jeremiah Cymerman. This was released by Tzadik as part of the label's Composer Series and is one of two albums Cymerman made for the label.

John Zorn - The Classic Guide To Strategy - Volume 4 (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8349}

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John Zorn - The Classic Guide To Strategy - Volume 4 (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8349}

John Zorn - The Classic Guide To Strategy, Volume 4 (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8349}
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© 2016 Tzadik | TZ 8349 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Avant-Garde / Free Improvisation / Real-Time Improvisation / Alto Saxophone

After over 40 years there is still no one who plays the sax quite like John Zorn. Using the instrument as sound maker, he commands a saxophone language of unmatched versatility. Collected under the enigmatic title of “The Classic Guide to Strategy,” five volumes were planned—“Volume 1” (1983), “Volume 2’ (1986), “Volume 3’ (2003) and now the penultimate “Volume 4” is finally made available on Tzadik. Filled with wit, drama, playfulness and intensity, the composer’s legendary virtuosity and powerful improvisational logic is on full display in this astonishing release recorded at EMPAC in early 2013. You have to hear it to believe it!

Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Fly Away Little Bird (1992) Reissue 2002

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Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Fly Away Little Bird (1992) Reissue 2002

Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Fly Away Little Bird (1992) Reissue 2002
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Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Sunnyside | # SSC 3504 | Time: 01:16:39

Why aren't there more recordings like Fly Away Little Bird? Perhaps it's because there aren't more musicians of this stature. The studio reunion of the legendarily experimental Jimmy Giuffre 3 in 1992 was reissued in 2002 on the French Sunnyside label and is a radical departure from anything the trio had done in the past. These studio apparitions of the band are their most seamlessly accessible while being wildly exploratory. In addition to the consummate improvisations and compositions by Giuffre (title track, a redone "Tumbleweed"), the tender meditations by Steve Swallow ("Fits" and "Starts"), and the bottom-register contrapuntal improves by Paul Bley ("Qualude"), this is a trio recording that uses standards such as "Lover Man," a radically and gorgeously reworked "I Can't Get Started," "Sweet and Lovely," and "All the Things You Are" to state hidden textural possibilities inside chromatic harmony. There is never the notion of restraint in the slow, easy, and proactive way these compositions are approached.

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Darek Oleszkiewicz - Like a Dream (2004)

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Darek Oleszkiewicz - Like a Dream (2004)

Darek Oleszkiewicz - Like a Dream (2004)
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Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead, Contemporary Jazz | Cryptogramophone | # CG119 | Time: 01:07:15

Darek Oleszkiewicz, a native of Poland and member of the music faculty at the California Institute of the Arts, makes his recording debut as a leader with this remarkable CD. Not yet thirty-years-old at the time of these sessions, the bassist shows surprising depth as a composer, arranger and soloist, with a gift for lyricism and a virtuoso technique reminiscent of Niels Pedersen. The first five songs are sterling duets with pianist Brad Mehldau (with whom he has worked in the past). The only standard, "You Don't Know What Love Is," evolves from a conversational duo improvisation, with both men avoiding typical approaches. His shimmering "Like a Dream" ought to have lyrics, while his "Blues for Eden" is very playful with hints of "Kerry Dance" worked into it. On two tracks, Oleszkiewicz leads a quartet with saxophonist Chuck Manning, guitarist Larry Koonse and drummer Mark Ferber. "Precious Moments" is an intricate composition that gives a strong indication of the leader's classical background.

John Zorn & Masada Quintet ft. Joe Lovano - Stolas: Book of Angels, Vol 12 (2009) {Tzadik TZ 7375}

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John Zorn & Masada Quintet ft. Joe Lovano - Stolas: Book of Angels, Vol 12 (2009) {Tzadik TZ 7375}

John Zorn & Masada Quintet ft. Joe Lovano - Stolas: Book of Angels, Vol 12 (2009) {Tzadik TZ 7375}
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© 2009 Tzadik | TZ 7375 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Klezmer / Modern Composition / Latin Jazz / Yiddish Folk Music

For this very special release in The Book of Angels series, Zorn has brought together five of the most acclaimed musicians in modern jazz to perform nine of his most distinctive and lyrical compositions. Truly a jazz supergroup, these five master musicians explore Zorn's beautiful and exotic tunes with profound melodic and harmonic knowledge and a depth of feeling that is a joy to hear. One of the most breathtaking CDs in the entire Masada series—a touch of the sublime from the beautiful new Masada Quintet!

Don Cherry Quintets featuring Archie Shepp & Gato Barbieri - Copenhagen 1963 & Hilversum 1966 (1963-66) {FreeFactory 069}

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Don Cherry Quintets featuring Archie Shepp & Gato Barbieri - Copenhagen 1963 & Hilversum 1966 (1963-66) {FreeFactory 069}

Don Cherry Quintets featuring Archie Shepp & Gato Barbieri - Copenhagen 1963 & Hilversum 1966 (1963-66) {FreeFactory 069}
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© 1963, 1966, 2010 FreeFactory | 069
Jazz / Hard Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

Two previously unreleased 1960s performances by Don Cherry in quintet format. The first show was recorded in Denmark in 1963 (but a different date that the release on Storyville) and showcases the New York Contemporary Five, featuring Cherry with Archie Shepp, John Tchicai, Don Moore and J.C. Moses.

Antipop Consortium - Antipop Vs. Matthew Shipp (2003) {Thirsty Ear}

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Antipop Consortium - Antipop Vs. Matthew Shipp (2003) {Thirsty Ear}

Antipop Consortium - Antipop Vs. Matthew Shipp (2003)
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Jazz, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Experimental, FreeJazz| Label: Thirsty Ear - THI57120.2

Antipop vs. Matthew Shipp is a studio album by Antipop Consortium and Matthew Shipp. It was released via Thirsty Ear Recordings on February 18, 2003.

Robert Dick - Our Cells Know (2016) {Tzadik TZ 4015}

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Robert Dick - Our Cells Know (2016) {Tzadik TZ 4015}

Robert Dick - Our Cells Know (2016) {Tzadik TZ 4015}
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© 2016 Tzadik | TZ 4015 | Tzadik Spectrum Series
Jazz / Classical / Avant-Garde Jazz / Chamber Music / Modern Composition / Contrabass Flute

A true revolutionary, composer/performer/improviser Robert Dick has literally redefined the flute for our age. He has worked with a wide range of musicians from classical, jazz and improvised music backgrounds including Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, George Lewis and many others. Here he focuses in on the elusive contrabass flute, and uses a wide range of extended techniques including multiphonics, percussive effects, circular breathing and more! A unique and heartfelt CD of modern flute music unlike anything you have heard before!

Don Cherry - Relativity Suite (1973) {JCOA Records PA 7069 Japan Issue}

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Don Cherry - Relativity Suite (1973) {JCOA Records PA 7069 Japan Issue}

Don Cherry - Relativity Suite (1973) {JCOA Records PA 7069 Japan Issue}
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© 1973 JCOA Records / Trio Records Japan | PA 7069
Jazz / Spiritual Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Trumpet / Modern Arrangement / World Jazz

One of Don Cherry's most spiritual, far-reaching projects – a wonderful record that builds both on his key avant work of the 60s, and some of the globally-inspired sounds he was cutting overseas! This date was done in close collaboration with the New York underground of the time – and the large group features work from a rich array of great musicians – including Charles Brackeen on soprano and alto sax, Carlos Ward on alto, Frank Lowe and Dewey Redman on tenors, Charlie Haden on bass, Carla Bley on piano, and Ed Blackwell on drums – working with additional string and percussion players in a sound that's completely sublime! There's a great ear here for unusual sonic twists and turns, yet these are mixed with some deeper organic tones, and some freer jazz passages – all to really ignite a great fire as the set rolls on.

John Zorn & Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: Book of Angels, Vol. 9 (2008) {Tzadik TZ 7364}

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John Zorn & Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: Book of Angels, Vol. 9 (2008) {Tzadik TZ 7364}

John Zorn & Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: Book of Angels, Vol. 9 (2008) {Tzadik TZ 7364}
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© 2008 Tzadik | TZ 7364 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Rock / Funk / Klezmer / Classical / Folk / Avant-Garde / Experimental

Spectacular arrangements of Masada compositions by mad alchemist Trey Spruance, mastermind of Secret Chiefs 3 and one of the most brilliant musicians around. Drawing upon an astonishing array of musical styles from Exotica and Surf to Ethiopian Funk and Gypsy Swing, Trey ’s colorful orchestral arrangements perfectly compliment the lyricism and dynamic rhythmic complexity of Zorn ’s evocative Book of Angels. Featuring some of the best musicians from the Bay Area, LA and Seattle scenes, this is one of the most compelling installments in the entire Masada series.

Gorilla Mask - Iron Lung (2017)

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Gorilla Mask - Iron Lung (2017)

Gorilla Mask - Iron Lung (2017)
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Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Clean Feed | 2017 | 0:43:31

After the broad success of “Bite My Blues”, Canadian saxophonist Peter Van Huffel’s Berlin band Gorilla Mask is back with more music; not to cover the foot imprints of his previous work but going beyond a good number of steps. You can’t say anymore that this project consists of a mix of jazz with punk and metal – the kind of sonic assault heard on “Iron Lung” has an identity of its own, inclusively because it’s not only a projection of raw energy. There’s purpose, method and order in a unique way.

Christophe Dal Sasso - Exploration (2006) {Nocturne}

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Christophe Dal Sasso - Exploration (2006) {Nocturne}

Christophe Dal Sasso - Exploration (2006) {Nocturne}
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Genre: Jazz, Free Jazz, Fusion

The story goes that flautist/bandleader Christophe dal Sasso, in his tireless quest for new sonorities for his arranging tasks, absorbed the lessons of saxophonist Dave Liebman's treatise A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody. Onstage some time later with a big band at Paris's Sunset nightclub, he applied those lessons to an arrangement of Woody Shaw's "Little Red Fantasy ; and who should be in the audience but Liebman himself, who hears something oddly familiar in the group's sound. Liebman would sit in with the band, thus beginning a collaboration whose fullest fruition is this disc.

John Zorn & Eric Friedlander - Volac: Book of Angels, Vol. 8 (2007) {Tzadik TZ 7363}

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John Zorn & Eric Friedlander - Volac: Book of Angels, Vol. 8 (2007) {Tzadik TZ 7363}

John Zorn & Eric Friedlander - Volac: Book of Angels, Vol. 8 (2007) {Tzadik TZ 7363}
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© 2007 Tzadik | TZ 7363 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Jazz / Modern Classical / Cello

Volume 8 in the continuing Book of Angels series is an intimate and breathtaking recital by one of the world’s most accomplished cellists. A vital member of the Masada family from the very beginning, Erik Friedlander has hypnotized audiences both here and in Europe with his own bands Topaz, Broken Arm and Grains of Paradise. Stepping out in a special solo project, Erik shows off his remarkable technique in ten compositions from Zorn’s lyrical Book of Angels. This is Erik at his best. Rich, romantic, gripping music to both challenge and soothe the savage beast.