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Various Artists - That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute To Thelonious Monk (1984) {A&M Records CD 6600}

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Various Artists - That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute To Thelonious Monk (1984) {A&M Records CD 6600}

Various Artists - That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute To Thelonious Monk (1984) {A&M Records CD 6600}
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© 1984, 1991 A&M Records | CD 6600 | Audio Master Plus Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Modern Jazz / Jazz Funk / Prog Rock / Soul / Soft Rock

Two years after the death of pianist-composer Thelonious Monk, this very unusual and quite memorable double-LP tribute was put together. Producer Hal Willner's most successful project, the 23 interpretations of Monk originals all feature a different group of all-star players and stretch beyond jazz. Some of the performances are fairly straightforward while others are quite eccentric; certainly the crazy duet on "Four in One" by altoist Gary Windo and Todd Rundgren (on synthesizers and drum machines) and the version of "Shuffle Boil" featuring John Zorn on game calls (imitating the sound of ducks) are quite unique. There are many colorful moments throughout the project and the roster of musicians is remarkable: Bobby McFerrin with Bob Dorough, Peter Frampton, Joe Jackson, Steve Lacy, Dr. John, Gil Evans, Randy Weston, Roswell Rudd, Eugene Chadbourne and Shockabilly, the Fowler Brothers, NRBQ, Steve Khan, Carla Bley, Barry Harris, Was (Not Was) and many others. There is not a slow moment or uninteresting selection on this highly recommended set.

Axel Dörner, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang - Claque (2000) {Meniscus Records MNSCS 006}

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Axel Dörner, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang - Claque (2000) {Meniscus Records MNSCS 006}

Axel Dörner, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang - Claque (2000) {Meniscus Records MNSCS 006}
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© 2000 Meniscus Records | MNSCS 006
Jazz / Experimental / Avant-Garde Jazz / Trumpet / Cello / Percussion

Obscure trumpeter Axel Dörner joins legendary demolition experts, percussionist Michael Zerang and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, for nearly an hour of furious little sounds on this fascinating recording. Zerang and Lonberg-Holm have a concentrated history of intense interaction where boundaries know no limits. The trumpeter eschews the usual sounds from the brass and instead revels in brushstrokes of noise, air, and gurgles. The results barely resemble the horn from which the sounds emanate. Dörner appears subservient to Lonberg-Holm and Zerang, each of whom has been down similar paths with the other before.

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya - Drool (2017)

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Nnamdi Ogbonnaya - Drool (2017)

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya - Drool (2017)
experimental, freejazz, hip hop | 43:28 mins | MP3, 320 kbps | 101 MB
Label: Sooper Records, Father/Daughter Records

namdi Ogbonnaya is a multi-instrumentalist composer, producer, and performer. His musical identity was forged in the DIY community of Chicago. Relentless participation in numerous musical projects bridged genres and created inroads between scenes. Near constant activity quickly made him a locus of gravity in the community. His ubiquitous presence was satirized by a 2016 quote from Into It Over It’s Evan Weiss in the Red Eye Chicago:
“If Chicago music had elected offices, Ogbonnaya probably would be mayor.”

Wolf Eyes - Right in Front of You (2017)

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Wolf Eyes - Right in Front of You (2017)

Wolf Eyes - Right in Front of You (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:36:16 | 183 Mb
Post-Industrial, Noise, Jazz, Ambient, Experimental | Label: Lower Floor Music

Lost Wolf Eyes album "from a session of which the master tracks are otherwise 100% gone". Limited to 1000 copies bundled with physical editions of Undertow at Bleep and Rough Trade.

Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1976) {A&M 397 001-2}

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Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1976) {A&M 397 001-2}

Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1976) {A&M 397 001-2}
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© 1976, 1989 A&M Records / Polydor / PolyGram | 397 001-2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Funk / Trumpet

If Eternal Rhythm was Don Cherry's world fusion masterpiece of the '60s, then Brown Rice is its equivalent for the '70s. But where Eternal Rhythm set global influences in a free jazz framework, Brown Rice's core sound is substantially different, wedding Indian, African, and Arabic music to Miles Davis' electrified jazz-rock innovations. And although purists will likely react here the same way they did to post-Bitches Brew Davis, Brown Rice is a stunning success by any other standard. By turns hypnotic and exhilarating, the record sounds utterly otherworldly: the polyrhythmic grooves are deep and driving, the soloing spiritual and free, and the plentiful recording effects trippy and mysterious.

Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra - New Magic Kingdom (2006)

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Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra - New Magic Kingdom (2006)

Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra - New Magic Kingdom (2006)
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Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Clean Feed Records, CF052CD | 2006 | 01:08:45

Adam Lane is doing some magic. If you didn’t noticed, here’s a new opportunity you shouldn’t miss. And why? Because the bassist, composer and arranger is taking the big band format in jazz (in this case a septet) some steps beyond. You know there’s not much happening nowadays in this field. Even the best examples of good orchestral work follow the same old patterns, without adding anything really new to what was done before. The Full Throttle Orchestra is an exception.

Anthony Braxton - Performance (1979) {hatOLOGY}

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Anthony Braxton - Performance (1979) {hatOLOGY}

Anthony Braxton - Performance (1979) {hatOLOGY}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 397MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation

Performance (Quartet) 1979 is a live album by American composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton recorded in Switzerland in 1979 and released on the hatART label. The album has also been issued as Performance 9/1/79 and Performance for Quartet.

Woody Shaw - Field Recordings Of A Jazz Master (2012)

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Woody Shaw - Field Recordings Of A Jazz Master (2012)

Woody Shaw - Field Recordings Of A Jazz Master (2012)
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Post-Bop, Free Improvisation | Label: ITG | # ITG CD 21 | Time: 01:06:24

These are not your usual recordings. They are field recordings, created by fans on cassette tapes with equipment sitting on jazz club tables or attached to house sound systems, catching a master jazz musician and his band in acts of purest creativity. Woody has been labeled by many jazz critics and historians as the "Last Great Innovator" and has influenced jazz performers of all instruments ever since his arrival on the scene in the early 60s and beyond his death in 1989. Previously unreleased field recordings from the 1970's and '80's courtesy of Woody Shaw III and Steve Turre. Produced with the help of the Woody Shaw Global Arts Foundation. Liner notes include commentary by jazz historian Tammy Kernodle and jazz trumpeter/educator Pat Harbison.

Ed Blackwell Project - What It Is? (1993) {Enja ENJ-7089 2}

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Ed Blackwell Project - What It Is? (1993) {Enja ENJ-7089 2}

Ed Blackwell Project - What It Is? (1993) {Enja ENJ-7089 2}
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© 1993 Enja | ENJ-7089 2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Drums

Despite his failing health, Blackwell's skills on his drum kit were razor-sharp when he got on the bandstand for this headliner's gig at the third annual Eddie Moore Memorial Jazz Festival, recorded at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA. just two months before he passed away. Everything clicks – the band is tight, powered by the supple bass of Mark Helias, while saxophonist/flutist Carlos Ward and trumpeter Graham Haynes play inspired, almost possessed improvs and written lines, bent on giving the audience their best, and Blackwell the proper setting to weave his percussive wizardry. First up are pieces written by Ward. "'Nette," sporting a bright unison horn line, suggests Monk's angularity and Ornette Coleman's interval-leaping vision of expansion.

Paul Bley - A Free Spirit (2016)

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Paul Bley - A Free Spirit (2016)

Paul Bley - A Free Spirit (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, scans - 436 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 MB | 01:19:23
Jazz, Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Musica Jazz | Release Year: 2016

Paul Bley's jazz career has been marked by a burning creative restlessness continually leading to new musical discoveries. An earlier book about Bley, Stopping Time, was a collaborative effort matching Bley the grand raconteur with writer David Lee. Time Will Tell repeats that formula,this time with jazz academic and journalist Norman Meehan, although with strikingly more success. Bley's storytelling about himself and his inspired and inspiring fellow musicians (Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Sonny Rollins)is marked by both intelligent admiration and disarming candor. His love/hate relationship with pianist Bill Evans is wonderfully illuminated through Bley's detailed description of a recording session they shared creating George Russell's complex Jazz In The Space Age album. Quite unsparing of his ruthlessly competitive spirit toward other pianists, he admits thinking of Evans, "I'm going to knock this guy out, and he's going to sound bad," only finding that Evans in his own sweet way elevated his playing to the point where Bley met his match.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al Hibbler - A Meeting Of The Times (1972) Remastered 2004

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al Hibbler - A Meeting Of The Times (1972) Remastered 2004

Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al Hibbler - A Meeting Of The Times (1972) Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:44
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Vocal Jazz | Label: Atlantic/Warner Jazz | # 8122-73689-2

Meeting of the Times is an album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk and vocalist Al Hibbler recorded in March 1972 in New York City. It features performances by Kirk and Hibbler with Hank Jones, Ron Carter and Grady Tate with an additional track recorded by Kirk with Leon Thomas, Lonnie Liston Smith, Major Holley and Charles Crosby from the sessions that produced Here Comes the Whistleman (1965).

Louis Sclavis - Napoli's Walls (2003) {ECM 1857}

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Louis Sclavis - Napoli's Walls (2003) {ECM 1857}

Louis Sclavis - Napoli's Walls (2003) {ECM 1857}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Free

Louis Sclavis has for decades dazzled and provoked listeners with his literate, ambitious musical projects that examine not only the many dimensions and directions of the sonic spectrum, but also his Renaissance-like embrace of literature, foreign cultures, and now, visual art. With a new quartet collaborating with him – only cellist Vincent Courtois is retained from his previous outing, L'Affrontement des Prétendants – Sclavis turns his eyes, ears, and spirit toward an investigation of the paintings of the French artist Ernest Pignon-Ernest on Napoli's Walls.

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - The Declaration of Musical Independence (2016) {ECM 2430}

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Andrew Cyrille Quartet - The Declaration of Musical Independence (2016) {ECM 2430}

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - The Declaration of Musical Independence (2016) {ECM 2430}
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© 2016 ECM Records | ECM 2430
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz

The great avant-jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille – whose associations have ranged from a long collaboration with Cecil Taylor to co-leading the collective Trio 3 with Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman – makes his ECM leader debut with The Declaration of Musical Independence. Featuring a quartet with guitarist Bill Frisell, keyboardist Richard Teitelbaum and bassist Ben Street, the album kicks off with an artfully oblique interpretation of John Coltrane’s “Coltrane Time,” led by Cyrille’s solo drum intro.

Joelle Leandre / Theo Ceccaldi - Elastic (2016) {Cipsela Records}

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Joelle Leandre / Theo Ceccaldi - Elastic (2016) {Cipsela Records}

Joelle Leandre / Theo Ceccaldi - Elastic (2016) {Cipsela Records}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 184MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation

French theater maker Louis Jouvet once said : “L’improvisation ça ne s’improvise pas”, meaning that improvisation can only be done properly with lots of preparation and practice, and that is what you get here. Music that at first hearing sounds like modern classical music, composed, well-structured, balanced, with lyrical lines and interactions that could only be the result of carefully annotated written music. But listen - and think - again. The dynamics, the tension, the rawness and authenticity, the inventiveness, the liveliness you hear, can only be the result of improvisation: it is the music coming out of more than one mind, or one heart, the music that creates itself on the spot, out of the tension and the harmony between two people, full of confidence in each other, musically and technically, two musicians who have something to tell. It is a personal story. Two personal stories of likeminded people merged into one.

DKV Trio - Past Present (2012) (7CD Box Set) {Not Two}

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DKV Trio - Past Present (2012) (7CD Box Set) {Not Two}

DKV Trio - Past Present (2012) (7CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 2061 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 903 mb
Jazz, Free Jazz, Improvization | Label: Not Two / MW 900-2

DKV trio's concert in the course of 2012 Autumn Jazz Festival was a night to remember for many reasons. The trio played up to the promise and delivered. The concert itself, a result of a decade - long logistical struggle to bring together the three at one place and time, was also the release date campaign to a 7cds boxset called "Past Present" that would gather a several of the famed DKV performances done near the end / beginning of each year in Chicago and Milwaukee.