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Norbert Stein Pata Messengers - We Are (2017)

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Norbert Stein Pata Messengers - We Are (2017)

Norbert Stein Pata Messengers - We Are (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 272.77 Mb | 46:48 | Cover
Free Improvisation | Label: Pata Music - Pata 24

Venerable German saxophonist, composer Norbert Stein's various ensemble manifestations draw inspiration from the work of 19th century scientist, Dr. Faustroll who developed the 'pata physics' theory, defined as a science centered on "unreal logic." Here, the artist leads a quartet under the moniker "Pata Messengers," which is a semi-free program framed on linear thematic sequences that contain underlying melodic content with spacious intervals and rhythmically complex unison runs.

David Toop + Paul Burwell - Suttle Sculpture (2018)

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David Toop + Paul Burwell - Suttle Sculpture (2018)

David Toop + Paul Burwell - Suttle Sculpture (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 88 mb
Genre: free jazz, free improvisation

What is the sum of the equation David Toop + Paul Burwell? In this case, it equals to Suttle Sculpture. This is an album recorded by the two in 1977 that was not released until 41 years later. The end product is a piece released by Logos and Sub Rosa.

The Heat Death - The Glenn Miller Sessions (2018)

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The Heat Death - The Glenn Miller Sessions (2018)

The Heat Death - The Glenn Miller Sessions (2018)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 1.11 GB
Label: Clean Feed | Tracks: 09 | Time: 196:29 min

We didn’t see (or, more exactly, heard) this coming. How could we expect a band like The Heat Death to turn their attention to the music of Glenn Miller? But here it is, once again confirming the notion that everything is possible when coming from the Scandinavian scene.

Jon Rune Strøm Quintet - Fragments (2018)

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Jon Rune Strøm Quintet - Fragments (2018)

Jon Rune Strøm Quintet - Fragments (2018)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 268 MB
Label: Clean Feed | Tracks: 06 | Time: 52:41 min

Yes, you can create a band concept from the double bass position, but instead of putting himself as the focus of the collective music of his quintet, bassist and composer Jon Rune Strøm enlisted a second bass player, Christian Meaas Svendsen, for the group, like him doubling the upright instrument with an electric one. Which means that the idea is on the sound, not the personality.

Nick Mazzarella & Tomeka Reid - Signaling (2017)

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Nick Mazzarella & Tomeka Reid - Signaling (2017)

Nick Mazzarella & Tomeka Reid - Signaling (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 172.99 Mb | 39:01 | Covers
Free Improvisation, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Nessa Records - ncd-39

On this captivating, fully-improvised duo recording by alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and cellist Tomeka Reid, we find a superlative example of two leading-edge musicians who continue to draw vital inspiration from their forbears. Reid, a contributing member of the hugely influential Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), has previously paid tribute to some of the titans of that organization—figures such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Roscoe Mitchell, and Fred Anderson—with Artifacts, her superb 2015 trio release with Nicole Mitchell and Mike Reed.

Mike Reed - Flesh & Bone (2017)

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Mike Reed - Flesh & Bone (2017)

Mike Reed - Flesh & Bone (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 220.27 Mb | 41:23 | Covers
Free Jazz | Label: 482 Music - 482-1100

Years in the making, Flesh & Bone was inspired by a racist incident Chicago-based drummer Mike Reed experienced in 2009. While on a European tour, Reed and his band, People, Places & Things, were caught in a neo-Nazi rally in the Czech Republic. Reed's ensemble—half black, half white—had been deliberately deceived into boarding a train bound for the small town of Prerov, where an anti-Gypsy protest was in the process of erupting into a full-blown skinhead riot. Fortunately, for Reed and company, local police hid them and provided safe passage to Krakow, Poland—the quartet's original destination.

Fred Lonberg-Holm - A Valentine For Fred Katz (2002) {Atavistic ALP139CD}

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Fred Lonberg-Holm - A Valentine For Fred Katz (2002) {Atavistic ALP139CD}

Fred Lonberg-Holm - A Valentine For Fred Katz (2002) {Atavistic ALP139CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 210 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2002 Atavistic | ALP139CD
Jazz / Experimental / Avant-Garde Jazz / Chamber Jazz / Cello

Jazz cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm pays tribute on this Valentine to his predecessor, the composer/arranger Fred Katz. Just as Katz did with Chico Hamilton's bands of the 1950's, Lonberg-Holm proves the cello doesn't have to be the redheaded stepchild of the double bass. Katz, a classically trained cellist and student of Pablo Casals, plied his craft in settings from cool jazz to the outward reaches of Eric Dolphy and Ken Nordine's spoken-word jazz.

Juan Saiz, Marco Mezquida, Alex Reviriego, Genis Bages - H.C. Pindio (2016)

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Juan Saiz, Marco Mezquida, Alex Reviriego, Genis Bages - H.C. Pindio (2016)

Juan Saiz, Marco Mezquida, Alex Reviriego, Genis Bages - H.C. Pindio (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 296.05 Mb | 56:11 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Leo Records - CD LR 760

This is quite extraordinary, being a collection of soundscape pieces formed around an eclectic variety of roots which includes free improvisation, conventional music and jazz. It is highly dynamic, often feverish, yet at times so understated as to be mesmerising. The disc opens with a fairly predictable piece that exploits and displays the whole of the quartet and its musical skills. Having got that out of the way, so to speak, the band segues into a different place altogether and its penchant for the avant garde comes to the fore. Structural experiments and investigations follow, and the four musicians each explores his own wide-ranging continuum of assets, both in skill and bravura. This allows them to develop their improvisation which is awe-inspiring, especially that from flute and piano.

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Sun Ra Plays Gershwin (2018)

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Sun Ra Plays Gershwin (2018)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Sun Ra Plays Gershwin (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:20 | 92 Mb
Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts

Sun Ra admired George Gershwin and paid musical tribute to the great composer's legacy countless times over his 50-year performing and recording career. This digital-only release, spanning 38 years (1951–1989), compiles some of the best recorded examples of Ra's idiosyncratic takes on the Gershwin catalog. These performances encompass a variety of styles and personnel — full Arkestra, trio with vocalist (Hattie Randolph), duo (Sun Ra and Wilbur Ware), and doo-wop (The Nu Sounds, arranged and accompanied by Sun Ra).

Fire! - The Hands (2018)

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Fire! - The Hands (2018)

Fire! - The Hands (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 219 MB
Label: Rune Grammofon – RCD2197 | Tracks: 07 | Time: 36:40 min
Jazz, Free Improvisation, Jazz Rock, Dark Jazz

For 20 years Rune Grammofon have made a habit of releasing music that is beyond easy classification, in later years typified by Swedish trio Fire!, consisting of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin. All three are highly accomplished musicians, but Fire! music is not "difficult" in the sense that jazz and especially free jazz is often perceived. Very much a tight knit unit with three equal players, Fire! has been likened to powerful guitar led trios such as Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, but with Berthling´s heavy, doom laden basslines being such a typical identifier, we can´t help but thinking of Black Sabbath´s debut album when it comes to hypnotic impact.

Frank Gratkowski, Fred Van Hove, Tony Oxley - GratHovOx (2002) {Nuscope Recordings - nuscope CD 1012}

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Frank Gratkowski, Fred Van Hove, Tony Oxley - GratHovOx (2002) {Nuscope Recordings - nuscope CD 1012}

Frank Gratkowski, Fred Van Hove, Tony Oxley - GratHovOx (2002) {Nuscope Recordings - nuscope CD 1012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 290 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 147 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 103 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2002 Nuscope Recordings | nuscope CD 1012
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Improvisation

This is a great radio session recorded in Leverkusen, Germany, on November 14, 2000. GratHovOx embodies everything uninhibited free improv can deliver. The presence of two of the genre's most prestigious veterans certainly has something to do with it. Fred Van Hove performs most of the set on a Steinway D piano. He grabs his accordion for "Foreplay/Vorspiel." Tony Oxley produces an astounding number of different sounds from his acoustic drum kit, keeping the electronics very discreet. Between them stands reedman Frank Gratkowski, using mostly instruments from the clarinet family this time around – his raspy alto sax makes an appearance in the 20-minute "Trenches/Tranches."

Ned Rothenberg - Power Lines (1995) {New World Records - 80476-2}

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Ned Rothenberg - Power Lines (1995) {New World Records - 80476-2}

Ned Rothenberg - Power Lines (1995) {New World Records - 80476-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 361 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 New World Records | 80476-2
Jazz / Modern Creative / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Clarinet

The term "New York downtown jazz" is sometimes frowned upon by its practitioners, who tend to feel stylistically pigeonholed by the description and also linked to a certain club south of Canal Street, about which many feel ambivalent at best. There might be a number of reasons for these members of the New York creative music community to roll their eyes at yet another reference to "downtowners" (not the least of which being that many of them live in Brooklyn), but they must at least acknowledge that the downtown scene is usually described in positive terms – edgy, progressive, boundary-stretching, adventurous, non-idiomatic – in contrast to the Midtown scene surrounding Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center, which, while credited with keeping the flame of classic modern jazz alive in America, has also been accused of a certain stodgy, retro, parochial, and limited sensibility in today's current, all-encompassing world of jazz and creative improvisation.

New Rumours And Other Noises - The Moonlight Nightcall (2016)

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New Rumours And Other Noises - The Moonlight Nightcall (2016)

New Rumours And Other Noises - The Moonlight Nightcall (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 169.14 Mb | 35:29 | Cover
Free Improvisation | Label: Casco Records - 003

Het Argentijnse koppel Ada Rave (saxofoon) en Nicolas Chientaroli (piano) verkasten in 2013 van Buenos Aires naar Amsterdam en sindsdien zijn zij vaak geziene gasten in het improcircuit. Samen met contrabassist Raoul van der Weide vormen zij het trio New Rumours And Other Noises, dat deze maand zijn eerste cd presenteert op Casco Records.

Arcana - Arc Of The Testimony (1997) {Axiom}

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Arcana - Arc Of The Testimony (1997) {Axiom}

Arcana - Arc Of The Testimony (1997) {Axiom}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 413MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 158MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Free Jazz, Experimental

Arc of Testimony is one of the last recordings to feature legendary drummer Tony Williams, and its bold, experimental textures are a fitting epitaph to his career. Arcana was formed by bassist/producer Bill Laswell with the intention of exploring the outer reaches of fusion, ambient and free jazz. Like the group's debut, Last Wave (released only in Japan), Arc of the Testimony is a freewheeling, unpredictable blend of electronic and acoustic sounds. However, this record is even more adventurous, since it finds a common ground between improvisation and post-production studio trickery. All of the musicians – Williams, Laswell, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, saxophonist Byard Lancaster, cornetist Graham Haynes, guitarist Nicky Skopelitis and guitarist Buckethead .

Joe Henderson - The Elements (1974) {Milestone}

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Joe Henderson - The Elements (1974) {Milestone}

Joe Henderson - The Elements (1974) {Milestone}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 233MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 98MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion

This is one of the odder Joe Henderson recordings. The four lengthy selections not only feature the great tenor-saxophonist but the piano and harp of Alice Coltrane (during one of her rare appearances as a sideman), violinist Michael White, bassist Charlie Haden, percussionist Kenneth Nash and Baba Duru Oshun on tablas. The somewhat spiritual nature of the music (Henderson's compositions are titled "Fire," "Air," "Water" and "Earth" ) and the presence of Alice Coltrane makes these Eastern-flavored performances rather unique if not all that essential: an early example of world music in jazz. This recording has been reissued as part of Henderson's eight-CD Milestone box set.