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Bauer, Gumpert, Petrowsky, Sommer - Zentralquartett (2001)

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Bauer, Gumpert, Petrowsky, Sommer - Zentralquartett (2001)

Bauer, Gumpert, Petrowsky, Sommer - Zentralquartett (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Intakt Records, CD 069 | ~ 268 or 120 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

~ Recorded on 3-6 May 1990 by Deutsche Schallplatten GmbH, Berlin and previously released 1990 ~

Roscoe Mitchell & The Note Factory - Far Side (2010) [Re-Up]

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Roscoe Mitchell & The Note Factory - Far Side (2010) [Re-Up]

Roscoe Mitchell & The Note Factory - Far Side (2010)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb
Label: ECM | # ECM 2087, 270 4801 | Time: 01:05:55 | Scans included
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation, Modern Creative

Recorded live in Burghausen, Germany in 2007, Far Side features journeyman avant-garde saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and his ensemble the Note Factory performing in a concert. Joining Mitchell here are trumpeter Corey Wilkes, pianists Craig Taborn and Vijay Iyer, bassists Jaribu Shahid and Harrison Bankhead, and drummers Tani Tabbal and Vincent Davis. Beginning with the epic three-part 30-minute suite "Far Side/Cards/Far Side," the concert is an atmospheric and cinematic mix of Mitchell's longstanding musical touchstones including free jazz, European classical music, and modern creative group improvisation. Tracks such as the fragmented and atonal "Quintet 2007 A for Eight" and the similarly inclined "Trio Four for Eight" have the feel of composed classical music while evincing a more freely improvised aesthetic. This is often achieved by juxtaposing bowed cello and bass parts against improvised piano and sections where each musician seems to interject a melodic idea into an overall harmonic theme. There are moments of layered percussion, expansive atonal soundscapes, and fiery and combative moments between Mitchell and Wilkes as well as windy, drawn-out passages that tilt upon silence. If you're a hardcore Mitchell aficionado and/or fan of ECM's cerebral jazz catalog, Far Side would be a stellar addition to your library.

John Lindberg Ensemble - The Catbird Sings (2000) {Black Saint 120198-2 rec 1999}

Posted By: ruskaval
John Lindberg Ensemble - The Catbird Sings (2000) {Black Saint 120198-2 rec 1999}

John Lindberg Ensemble - The Catbird Sings (2000) {Black Saint 120198-2 rec 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 336 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 149 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Black Saint | 120198-2
Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Bass

And here is another winner from John Lindberg, in an ensemble with Andrew Cyrille on drums, Larry Ochs on sax and Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet. Not all tracks are played by all four musicians. The first piece is a wonderful slow meditative duet between trumpet and bass. The second, "Waltz Four", starts with a strong two-minute long bass intro, after which the three other musicians join, with a staggeringly beautiful melody in the high tones by Ochs, with solid thematic counterpoint by Smith.

Zentralquartett - Careless Love (1998)

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Zentralquartett - Careless Love (1998)

Zentralquartett - Careless Love (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Intakt Records, CD 050 | ~ 329 or 133 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 16 Mb
Free-Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

~ Recorded at RBT-Orchester- und Tonstudio GmbH, Berlin on 14, 15, 16 February 1997. ~

John Zorn - IAO (2002) {Tzadik} **[RE-UP]**

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John Zorn - IAO (2002) {Tzadik} **[RE-UP]**

John Zorn - IAO (2002) {Tzadik}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 288 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 127 mb
Genre: jazz, experimental jazz

IAO: Music In Sacred Light is the 2002 CD by John Zorn. The "spirits" on the album include Bill Laswell, Mike Patton, Cyro Baptista, Jennifer Charles, Greg Cohen, Beth Hatton, Rebecca Moore, Jim Pugliese, and Jamie Saft. The album is dedicated to Kenneth Anger, and in honor of Satan.

John Zorn - Cobra (2002) {Tzadik} **[RE-UP]**

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John Zorn - Cobra (2002) {Tzadik} **[RE-UP]**

John Zorn - Cobra (2002) {Tzadik}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 484 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 182 mb
Genre: avant-garde jazz, jazz, improvisational

Cobra is the 2002 CD by John Zorn, credited as John Zorn's Game Pieces. This edition features help from Susie Ibarra, Jennifer Choi, Trevor Dunn, Ikue Mori, Eric Friedlander, Derek Bailey, Cyro Baptista, Mark Feldman, Sylvie Courvoisier, Jamie Saft, Annie Gosfield, Marcus Rojas, Josh Roseman, and Mark Dresser, with Zorn credited as "prompter."

Zentralquartett - Plie (1994)

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Zentralquartett - Plie (1994)

Zentralquartett - Plie (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Intakt Records, CD 037 | ~ 307 or 135 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 49 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free-Jazz

~ Recorded at Radio Studio, Zürich on 1 February 1994. ~

Matthew Shipp & Evan Parker - Leonine Aspects (2021)

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Matthew Shipp & Evan Parker - Leonine Aspects (2021)

Matthew Shipp & Evan Parker - Leonine Aspects (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 265.52 Mb | 55:10 | Covers
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation, Free Jazz | Label: Rogueart - ROG-0108

Meeting in France in 2017 for the Festival Météo de Mulhouse, Evan Parker alternating between soprano and tenor saxophones and Matthew Shipp on acoustic piano, present an epic extended improvisation that naturally evolves through several sections, followed by a brief post-script, each musician attentively focused as they support the clarity of each other's playing.

Townhouse Orchestra - Belle Ville (2008) {2CD Set, Clean Feed CF125CD}

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Townhouse Orchestra - Belle Ville (2008) {2CD Set, Clean Feed CF125CD}

Townhouse Orchestra - Belle Ville (2008) {2CD Set, Clean Feed CF125CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 500 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 216 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Clean Feed | CF125CD
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

Something so special as this European project would need to have a future. After a first recording with the joined forces of British legendary saxophonist Evan Parker and the very special Scandinavian rhythm section of Sten Sandell (piano), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (bass) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), here is the double CD that confirms the superband status of the Townhouse Orchestra. Not an orchestra, in spite of the name, but a quartet, truth is it sometimes sound as such. The extensive techniques used by the performers multiply the possibilities of each instrument, opening up the perspectives of the music played.

Cecil Taylor: The Ensemble - Almeda (1996) {FMP CD 126 rel 2005}

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Cecil Taylor: The Ensemble - Almeda (1996) {FMP CD 126 rel 2005}

Cecil Taylor: The Ensemble - Almeda (1996) {FMP CD 126 rel 2005}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 410 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996, 2005 FMP Free Music Production | FMP CD 126
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Piano

Recorded live in Berlin at the Total Music Meeting in early November 1996, and released by FMP in 2005, the nearly 77-minute performance ritual Almeda easily stands among Cecil Taylor's finest large ensemble realizations, including Unit Structures (1966), Winged Serpent/Sliding Quadrants (1986), and The Owner of the River Bank, a collaboration with the Italian Instabile Orchestra which occurred in 2004. Almeda's forces are expansive and colorfully unfurled. Here the pianist, poet, and composer was anchored by his regular working unit of bassist Dominic Duval and drummer Jackson Krall, with guest cellist Tristan Honsinger.

Don Cherry - Art Deco (1988) {A&M Records CD5258 rel 1989}

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Don Cherry - Art Deco (1988) {A&M Records CD5258 rel 1989}

Don Cherry - Art Deco (1988) {A&M Records CD5258 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 312 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 133 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989 A&M Records, Inc. | CD 5258
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Progressive Jazz / Trumpet

Although it is not mentioned anywhere on the outside of this CD, this session is very much a reunion. Trumpeter Don Cherry is reunited with bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Billy Higgins from the early Ornette Coleman Quartet and, most importantly, tenor saxophonist James Clay. Clay, who after playing with Cherry in Los Angeles in the 1950s and doing a few recordings moved back to Texas, had been in obscurity for decades. Fortunately, his playing is quite strong on what turns out to be a surprising bop-oriented session. Comprised of superior standards, a few group originals and three Ornette Coleman tunes (including the classic "The Blessing"), this set is quite accessible and finds all of the musicians in top form.

Derek Bailey & Gregg Bendian - Banter (1995) {OODiscs OO20}

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Derek Bailey & Gregg Bendian - Banter (1995) {OODiscs OO20}

Derek Bailey & Gregg Bendian - Banter (1995) {OODiscs OO20}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 143 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1995 OODiscs | OO20
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Guitar / Percussion

It's not easy playing with Derek Bailey. When you're dealing with someone who has spent, at the time of this recording, about 30 years honing his highly idiosyncratic and abstruse method of musical conversation, entering the room for some "banter" must be an unnerving event. Given his numerous duo recordings, the guitarist seems to welcome the opportunity, however, and percussionist Gregg Bendian approaches the meeting with high confidence and an imaginative array of sounds. Unfortunately, he doesn't bring much to challenge Bailey, or at least is unable to move him out of his "standard" routines.

Joshua Abrams' Cloud Script - Cloud Script (2020)

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Joshua Abrams' Cloud Script - Cloud Script (2020)

Joshua Abrams' Cloud Script - Cloud Script (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 283 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz, Free Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rogueart (ROG-0107)

Double bassist Joshua Abrams provides the compositions for this studio album performed with Ari Brown on tenor sax, Jeff Parker on guitar and Gerald Cleaver on drums, an exceptional quartet of master improvisers who balance lyrical and soulful playing with explorative impulse, fueled by an empathetic responsiveness that only a long history of collaboration can engender.

Cecil Taylor Ensemble - Always a Pleasure (1993) {FMP CD 69 rel 1996}

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Cecil Taylor Ensemble - Always a Pleasure (1993) {FMP CD 69 rel 1996}

Cecil Taylor Ensemble - Always a Pleasure (1993) {FMP CD 69 rel 1996}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 429 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996 Free Music Production | FMP CD 69
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Piano

Recorded in 1993 during the Free Music Workshop in Berlin, this date features Cecil Taylor playing in a septet setting with a group of musicians who both point back toward some of the Cecil Taylor units of old and look ahead at the possibilities for a future ensemble employing numerous instruments, not only for color and variance, but also as force creators in Taylor's wave field. Old Taylor stalwarts like bassist Sirone and drummer Rashid Baker are tossed into a mix that includes tenor titan Charles Gayle, cellist Tristan Honsiger, and soprano saxophonist Harri Sjöström, as well as French trumpet master Longineu Parsons.

Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris - Testament: A Conduction Collection (1995) {10CD Set, New World Records 80478-2 rec 1988-1993}

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Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris - Testament: A Conduction Collection (1995) {10CD Set, New World Records 80478-2 rec 1988-1993}

Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris - Testament: A Conduction Collection (1995) {10CD Set, New World Records 80478-2 rec 1988-1993}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.81 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.43 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 53 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988-93, 2005 New World Records | New World 80478-2
Jazz / Structured Improvisation / Avant-Garde / Experimental Ensemble

The ceaselessly innovative and searching composer and Butch Morris died yesterday in New York. He had been under treatment of cancer for several years. Morris was 65. He developed an approach to big band music that he called conduction. It made demands on musicians by insisting on intensive, intuitive listening, reaction and interaction. The effort involved adjustment to Morris’s highly personalized methods of conducting while simultaneously composing and arranging through a system of cues and hand motions.