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Raphe Malik - The Short Form (1997)

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Raphe Malik - The Short Form (1997)

Raphe Malik - The Short Form (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Eremite Records, MTE05 | ~ 323 or 140 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 63 Mb
Free Jazz

Trumpeter Raphe Malik is a distinguished if underappreciated master of his instrument and the free jazz movement. For this recording date – a concert at the Fire in the Valley Festival in 1997 – Malik assembled a band of giants in tenor savant Glenn Spearman, drummer Dennis Warren, and bassist George Langford. Malik and Spearman, having worked in the Cecil Taylor unit at different times, have like-minded approaches to composition, and are therefore a perfect match…

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

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

Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Fly Away Little Bird (1992) Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Sunnyside | # SSC 3504 | 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.

Cecil Taylor - Poschiavo (2018) {Black Sun 15046-2}

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Cecil Taylor - Poschiavo (2018) {Black Sun 15046-2}

Cecil Taylor - Poschiavo (2018) {Black Sun 15046-2}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 205 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 129 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Black Sun Music | 15046-2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Classical / Solo Piano

In the life of every artist comes the time when toward the end of his existence he will create a monument to his ever-lasting artistic efforts. It is the Swan-Song for which he wishes to remain being known; for centuries, this has crossed the borderlines between cultures and arts. POSCHIAVO was recorded when Cecil Taylor was sixty-nine years old, very much at the height of his musical and poetic powers. Recorded in Europe on a fine Bösendorfer grand piano in perfect digital clarity, POSCHIAVO is an almost hour-long recital of a level of intensity that only Cecil Taylor's astonishing pianism could create. As he had created his own life and art, no influences can be detected in his playing. At the same time, no-one could truly absorb Cecil Taylor's style and performance as there is no-one who could play like Cecil Taylor.

Steve Lacy, Michael Smith - Sidelines (1992)

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Steve Lacy, Michael Smith - Sidelines (1992)

Steve Lacy, Michael Smith - Sidelines (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Improvising Artists Inc., IAI 123847-2 | ~ 225 or 112 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 21 Mb
Free Jazz, Avant-garde Jazz

Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and the obscure pianist Michael Smith performed seven of their originals (five by Lacy and two from Smith) for this Improvising Artists set which has recently been reissued on CD. The music is explorative, thoughtful and a bit dry…

Michael Formanek, Tim Berne, Jeff Hirshfield - Loose Cannon (1993)

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Michael Formanek, Tim Berne, Jeff Hirshfield - Loose Cannon (1993)

Michael Formanek, Tim Berne, Jeff Hirshfield - Loose Cannon (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Soul Note, 121 261-2 | ~ 277 or 136 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 108 Mb
Free jazz, Contemporary jazz

This 1993 release for the Italian Soul Note label signifies one of those lightly marketed gems that may have gotten lost in the grand mix of modern jazz-style fare. Here, three of the most prominent figures in the area of new jazz coalesce for a shrewdly focused and compactly organized excursion. And while many folks recognize Tim Berne for his alto saxophone work, the artist performs on baritone sax throughout many of these pieces…

Albert Ayler Quartet - European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 (2016) {hatOLOGY 678}

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Albert Ayler Quartet - European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 (2016) {hatOLOGY 678}

Albert Ayler Quartet - European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 (2016) {hatOLOGY 678}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 371 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 143 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2016 HAT HUT Records | hatOLOGY 678
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

Albert Ayler (1936-1970) was a jazz genius, whose story has the status of tragic myth – myth which, as often happens,is informed by truth. He pioneered free jazz on tenor saxophone, creating generations of disciples, beginning with John Coltrane. In his ecstatic soundworld, he forged connections between the furthest reaches of 60s avantgardism, and themusic's beginnings in New Orleans, re-igniting its creative impulses. But free jazz was never a commercially viableform: when Ayler died he had won some critical recognition, but none from the jazz public. 1964 was Ayler's annusmirabilis.

Steve Lacy - Moon (2002)

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Steve Lacy - Moon (2002)

Steve Lacy - Moon (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sunspots, SPOT 529 | ~ 158 or 69 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 31 Mb
Free Jazz

Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy's first recording as a leader since moving to Europe (except for the obscure Roba from three months earlier) was originally cut for the Byg label before being reissued on an Affinity LP. Lacy was in Rome after being "stranded" in South America for quite some time. He had embraced many of the aspects of free jazz, and his interplay with the Italian musicians (trombonist Italo Toni, clarinetist Claudio Volonte, bassist Marcello Melis, and drummer Jacques Thollot), as well as cellist Irene Aebi (who would soon become a permanent member of his groups), is intriguing, often dense, and quite passionate…

John Coltrane - Selflessness featuring My Favorite Things (1969) {Impulse! Japan, 32XD-585, Early Press}

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John Coltrane - Selflessness featuring My Favorite Things (1969) {Impulse! Japan, 32XD-585, Early Press}

John Coltrane - Selflessness featuring My Favorite Things (1969) {Impulse! Japan, 32XD-585, Early Press}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 271 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 145 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 1965, 1987 Impulse! / MCA Records / Warner-Pioneer Japan | 32XD-585
Jazz / Free Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

In the context of the decades since his passing and the legacy that's continued to grow, John Coltrane's Selflessness album bears an odd similarity to Bob Dylan's autobiographical book Chronicles. In Chronicles, Dylan tells the tale of his beginnings, jumping abruptly and confoundingly from his early years to life and work after his 1966 motorcycle accident, omitting any mention of his most popular and curious electric era. The contrast between these two eras becomes more vivid with the deletion of the years and events that bridged them. Released in 1965, Selflessness presents long-form pieces, likewise from two very distinct and separate eras of Coltrane's development.

Albert Ayler Quartet - Copenhagen Live 1964 (2017) {hatOLOGY 665}

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Albert Ayler Quartet - Copenhagen Live 1964 (2017) {hatOLOGY 665}

Albert Ayler Quartet - Copenhagen Live 1964 (2017) {hatOLOGY 665}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2017 HAT HUT Records | hatOLOGY 665
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

The legendary free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler was at the height of his powers in 1964, the year of his landmark recording Spiritual Unity, so anything from this period is a big deal and this live album captures him in action with the people who accompanied him on that that classic LP, Gary Peacock on bass and Sunny Murray on drums. Even more interesting is the addition of Don Cherry on cornet, just after he finished serving in Ornette Coleman's pioneering quartet, going from strength to strength and shoring up the front line of this extraordinary band.

Eric Dolphy - The Complete Prestige Recordings (1995) (9CDs Box Set)

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Eric Dolphy - The Complete Prestige Recordings (1995) (9CDs Box Set)

Eric Dolphy - The Complete Prestige Recordings (1995) (9CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 9CDs, 11:19:40 min | 4,1 Gb | Scans->142 mb
Genre: Jazz, Free Jazz, Hard Bop / Label: Prestige

During his 19 months with Prestige, Eric Dolphy recorded 13 sessions as a leader and sideman. All are included in this massive nine-CD set and, even when absorbed in two or three sittings, there is enough variety to hold on to any true jazz fan's attention. Dolphy, whether on alto, bass clarinet, flute, and even on a couple of occasions clarinet, was a true original with distinctive sounds of his own and very unique (but ultimately logical) styles.

Bertrand Denzler, Norbert Pfammatter ‎- NanoCLUSTER 02/2000 (2000)

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Bertrand Denzler, Norbert Pfammatter ‎- NanoCLUSTER 02/2000 (2000)

Bertrand Denzler, Norbert Pfammatter ‎- NanoCLUSTER 02/2000 (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Leo Lab, LEO LAB CD 073 | ~ 309 or 135 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 74 Mb
Free Improvisation

It is rare that the simple saxophone and drums duo has something new to say. That this one does makes this refreshing recording from free improvisational whiz and tenor saxophonist Bertrand Denzler and his partner, Norbert Pfammatter, something special. Newness by itself does not imply quality; fortunately, this partnership revels in a substantive, freewheeling, though thoughtful, approach that never lets go…

Eli Keszler - Stadium (2018)

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Eli Keszler - Stadium (2018)

Eli Keszler - Stadium (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 243.28 Mb | 51:25 | Cover
Free Improvisation, Avant-Garde Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Shelter Press (Belgium) - SP 099

New York-based artist Eli Keszler is at the apex of his career. This year alone he’s had a three-month-long solo exhibition (“Blue Skies” at Fuse Arts, Bradford, UK), performed internationally in a duo with Laurel Halo, collaborated with noted Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai, taught experimental composition and performance at Camp in the Pyrenees mountains, composed music for Turner Prize–winning visual artist Laure Prouvost, and most recently embarked on a world tour with Oneohtrix Point Never.

Andrea Centazzo, Steve Lacy - Clangs (2000)

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Andrea Centazzo, Steve Lacy - Clangs (2000)

Andrea Centazzo, Steve Lacy - Clangs (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
New Tone Record, rdc 5045 2 | ~ 213 or 97 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Free Jazz

An expanded version of this recording was released as part of the Ictus reissue series on New Tone-Robi Droli, and while the additional material is good and satisfying to consumers who always want a little extra with their CD portion, there is no way the reissue volume can match the historic importance of the vinyl. This album was the label's first release and, more importantly, it was regarded as the most satisfying, if not the first, quality collaboration between an Italian musician and an international jazz great, arousing cheers among an Italian public who had gotten used to their players being treated like second-class citizens, even some kind of musical dogs…

Lisbon Improvisation Players - Spiritualized (2004)

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Lisbon Improvisation Players - Spiritualized (2004)

Lisbon Improvisation Players - Spiritualized (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Clean Feed Records, cf 062 | ~ 267 or 139 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 42 Mb
Free Improvisation, Modern Jazz

When one thinks of free improvisations, it is often of high-energy barrages of sound or esoteric sound explorations. The Lisbon Improvisation Players, a quartet/quintet (cellist Ulrich Mitzlaff is on the final two of the six selections) whose best-known member is trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez, plays a different type of free jazz. Not shying away from melodies, tonality and rhythms, the group develops all three as the music progresses. The results are consistently fascinating as the musicians literally create music out of thin air…

Steve Lacy, Maarten Altena - High, Low And Order (1990)

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Steve Lacy, Maarten Altena - High, Low And Order (1990)

Steve Lacy, Maarten Altena - High, Low And Order (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Hat Hut Records, hat ART CD 6069 | ~ 192 or 98 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 14 Mb
Free Jazz, Free Improvisation

This 1978 set of recordings over two days at an Amsterdam theater reveals that two musicians who are disciplined enough can also be free enough to improvise completely without regard for structural convention or the force placed upon improvisers from within their own circle to make their music sound "spontaneously composed." In other words, these two cats make some cool-assed noise and could care less if the serious art types dig it or not. Insecurity is not an issue for this pair. These 11 improvisations have titles, but they are of absolutely no consequence and were probably added when the recordings were about to be issued…