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Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research - Hat And Shoes (2015)

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Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research - Hat And Shoes (2015)

Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research - Hat And Shoes (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included | 00:52:19
Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Between the Lines | # BTLCHR 71238

Saxophonist Gebhard Ullmann might be the German equivalent of Chicago's Ken Vandermark. Both players are influential composers and both maintain multiple creative ensembles in Europe and the United States. Like Vandermark, Ullmann's catalog is vast. Hat And Shoes is his 50th release as a leader or co- leader, and this band Basement Research have put out seven titles. Similar to the now defunct Vandermark 5, Basement Research's quintet features a smart balance between composed and improvised music. Ullman's choice of sidemen has included saxophonists Ellery Eskelin, Tony Malaby, and now Julian Argüelles, with trombonist Steve Swell, bassist Pascal Niggenkemper and drummer Gerald Cleaver.

The Necks - Body (2018)

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The Necks - Body (2018)

The Necks - Body (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 344.59 Mb | 56:40 | Cover
Free Improvisatioon, Minimal | Country: Australia | Label: Northern Spy - NS 104

Australia’s greatest cult band, The Necks, has a new piece to offer the world this summer, entitled “Body”. Different again to all previous Necks albums (20 in total), the band has chosen 10 words and phrases that summarize the four richly contrasting episodes of this hour-long, mesmerizing groove. They are as follows: Episodic, Driving, Dynamic, Layered, Celebratory, Soaring, Rocking out, Buoyant, Sustained, Perfectly paced.

VA - Ocean Of Sound: A Collection Of Music To Accompany David Toop's Book (1996) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Ocean Of Sound: A Collection Of Music To Accompany David Toop's Book (1996) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Ocean Of Sound: A Collection Of Music To Accompany David Toop's Book (1996) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 664 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 343 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb | 02:28:56
Ambient, Experimental, Free Jazz, Rock, Classical | Virgin | # AMBT 10, 7243 8 41367 2 7

The audio companion to David Toop's excellent book advances the case he made, that Les Baxter, Aphex Twin, The Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, King Tubby and My Bloody Valentine are all related by their effect on sound pioneering. A double-disc set, Ocean of Sound impresses not only with its incredible diversity of musical styles, but with how easily these artists work next to each other. The second disc includes consecutive contributions by Paul Schütze, the Velvet Undergound, Holger Czukay of Can, The Beach Boys, African Headcharge and Sun Ra. Besides illustrating Toop's point beautifully, the album is an excellent addition to the collection of any wide-ranging ambient fan.

Tim Berne & Matt Mitchell - Angel Dusk (2018)

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Tim Berne & Matt Mitchell - Angel Dusk (2018)

Tim Berne & Matt Mitchell - Angel Dusk (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 234.41 Mb | 45:43 | Covers
Free Jazz, Avant-Garde | Country: USA | Label: Screwgun Records

Last year, innovative pianist Matt Mitchell released Forage, a great solo album whose audacious material consisted exclusively of compositions by alto saxophonist Tim Berne, the man who had hired him in 2012 to play in the progressive Snakeoil band. The musical bond between the two men is so strong that a duo album was almost inevitable. Hence, Angel Dusk is now available and features eight tracks that pair Berne’s agile phrasing and resonant angularity with the perceptive, if intricate, tapestries of Mitchell.

Roy Brooks and the Artistic Truth - Ethnic Expressions (1973) [Reissue 2009]

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Roy Brooks and the Artistic Truth - Ethnic Expressions (1973) [Reissue 2009]

Roy Brooks and the Artistic Truth - Ethnic Expressions (1973) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 309 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 124 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: P-Vine Records (PCD-93298)

Ethnic Expressions by Roy Brooks & the Artistic Truth is one of two recordings drum master Roy Brooks cut for the tiny Afrocentric New York imprint Im-Hotep. Released in 1973, it has been one of the most sought-after "Holy Grail" recordings on the collector's market, with copies selling at auction for over $1,200. The reason is not merely its rarity, but the stellar quality of its music and the focus of its vision reinventing the unity of African-American self-determination through music. Recording at Small's Paradise in Harlem on the tenth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this large collective of musicians created a positive, musically sophisticated, emotionally powerful performance that epitomized 1970s jazz as it incorporated the free, progressive, and spiritual jazz elements of the 1960s in a setting that also included soul and blues expression…

Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Reissue 2007]

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Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Reissue 2007]

Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Tiliqua Records (TILAR-5008)

Legendary Japanese jazz guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi formed the New Directions trio in 1969, with Motoharu Yoshizawa on bass and cello and Yoshisaburo Toyozumi on percussion. Their first recordings together were published a year later on the original issue of this wonderful album. Takayanagi was prominent in the Japanese swing and bebop scenes from the 1950s onwards, but found a new lease of life in the uninhibited improv of New Directions, a platform he could use to divorce his playing not only from the conventional harmonics of jazz, but even the shackles of his own instrument, using violin bows and table-top guitars in the style of Keith Rowe…

Steve Lehman's Camouflage Trio - Interface (2004)

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Steve Lehman's Camouflage Trio - Interface (2004)

Steve Lehman's Camouflage Trio - Interface (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:20 | 406 MB
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde | Label: Clean Feed Records | Catalog: CDFC 022

Saxophonist Steve Lehman digs in with drummer Pheeroan akLaff and bassist Mark Dresser in a highly exploratory program. Movement and evolution are the hallmarks of Lehman's compositions, and that is illustrated here by his rearrangement of two pieces: one from each of his previous outings – the opener, "Structural Fire" from the 2001 album of the same name, and "Rison," from Camoflage, issued in 2002.

Chicago Underground Duo - Age of Energy (2012)

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Chicago Underground Duo - Age of Energy (2012)

Chicago Underground Duo - Age of Energy (2012)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 42:10 | 273 MB
Genre: Avant-garde, Modern Creative | Label: Northern Spy | Catalog: NS 020

Because cornetist Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor both come from the jazz sphere, it's usually tempting to lump their collective work as Chicago Underground Duo in that particular genre. The problem is it is only one of the elements that CUD employs in the music they've made over the last 15 years together. Age of Energy, the group's debut on Northern Spy, is a case in point. In addition to a drum kit, Taylor plays a drum machine and other electronics.

Jason Kao Hwang/Spontaneous River - Symphony Of Souls (2011) {Mulatta} **[RE-UP]**

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Jason Kao Hwang/Spontaneous River - Symphony Of Souls (2011) {Mulatta} **[RE-UP]**

Jason Kao Hwang/Spontaneous River - Symphony Of Souls (2011) {Mulatta}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 345 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 145 mb
Genre: jazz, free jazz, avant-garde

Symphony Of Souls is the 2011 CD by Jason Kao Hwang and Spontaneous River. The music is a mixture of free jazz with neo-classical touches slightly of an avant-garde nature. This was released by Mulatta Records.

Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show - Revenge: The Bigger The Love The Greater The Hate (1971) {Polydor} **[RE-UP]**

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Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show - Revenge: The Bigger The Love The Greater The Hate (1971) {Polydor} **[RE-UP]**

Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show - Revenge: The Bigger The Love The Greater The Hate (1971) {Polydor}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 86 mb
Genre: jazz, psychedelic rock, blues rock, avant-garde rock, experimental rock

Revenge: The Bigger The Love The Greater The Hate is the 1971 album by husband/wife duo Paul Bley and Annette Peacock, credited here as Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show. Some of the people joining them on this album include Thomas Cosgrove, Steve Haas, Rick Marotta, and Glen Moore. Polydor Records make the world go 'round.

Matt Piet & His Disorganization - Rummage Out (2018)

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Matt Piet & His Disorganization - Rummage Out (2018)

Matt Piet & His Disorganization - Rummage Out (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:37:42 | 86.69 Mb | Cover
Free Improvisation | Label: Clean Feed

There are some new protagonists in the Chicago jazz scene, due to the revelation of a younger generation of musicians and the defection of some of the big names to other American regions, like Jeff Parker and Rob Mazurek. One of these Chicago exponents, gradually gaining importance, is pianist and composer Matt Piet, a former student at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Leader of two fundamental bands in the city, Matt Piet Trio and Four Letter Words, and one of the vertices of the Rempis / Piet / Daisy triangle, he has broken into the Chicago improvised music community as a “melodic player” whose “tonefulness is thrillingly shaken by a rhythmic volatility and a fractal sense of phrasing”, according to the jazz journalist Peter Margasak, who compared his sound to Cecil Taylor in the late ‘50s and the early ‘60s.

East-West Collective - Humeurs (2013)

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East-West Collective - Humeurs (2013)

East-West Collective - Humeurs (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Rogueart | # ROG-0054 | 00:53:57

The East West Collective constituted one of the surprise hits of the 2013 Vision Festival in New York City. As their name implies the five strong outfit comprises improvisers from both the Occident and Orient. Their origin lies in French cellist Didier Petit's regular visits to the Far East, often with clarinetist Sylvain Kassap in tow, where he perceived a connection between Chinese traditional music and European improvisation. Guzheng player Xu Fengxia and koto exponent Miya Masaoka were invited to join for tours in France and America, and with the addition of reedman Larry Ochs (the "O" of the ROVA saxophone quartet, and a frequent collaborator of Masaoka), the East West Collective was born.

Angles 3 - Parede (2018)

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Angles 3 - Parede (2018)

Angles 3 - Parede (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 311.88 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 138.12 Mb | 59:51 | Cover
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation | Country: Sweden/Norway | Label: Clean Feed - CF483

After concerts and recordings as Angles 10, Angles 9, Angles 8 and Angles 6, here is back the original Angles line-up, Angles 3. It was 2004 and for a gig at the Glenn Miller Cafe it’s mentor and saxophonist, Martin Küchen invited two Scandinavian musicians now living in the United States (respectively, Austin – Texas and San Diego – California), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Kjell Nordeson. “Parede”, the title, is a tribute to the Portuguese town near Lisbon where the album was recorded live, at a venue called SMUP which in few years became the equivalent in this Southern European country to The Stone, Cornelia Street Café and Nublu. Most of the compositions, like Küchen’s classics “Satan in Plain Clothes” and “By Way of Deception”, are the same of those other Angles investments, of course with different arrangements. This version functions as a reduction to the essence of the music conceived by the Swedish musician, resulting in an energetic, even brutal, kind of free bop delivered to the ears as if it is punk or metal, echoes of Sonny Rollins and Albert Ayler mixing with something that could come from… The Melvins.

Carla Kihlstedt & Satoko Fujii - Minamo (2007) {Henceforth} **[RE-UP]**

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Carla Kihlstedt & Satoko Fujii - Minamo (2007) {Henceforth} **[RE-UP]**

Carla Kihlstedt & Satoko Fujii - Minamo (2007) {Henceforth}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 244 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 115 mb
Genre: jazz, improvisational jazz

Minamo is the 2007 collaborative album between Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and American violinist Carla Kihlstedt. This was a project recorded from meetings in 2002 and 2005 and released by Henceforth.

Lana Trio With Sofia Jernberg - Lana Trio With Sofia Jernberg (2018)

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Lana Trio With Sofia Jernberg - Lana Trio With Sofia Jernberg (2018)

Lana Trio With Sofia Jernberg - Lana Trio With Sofia Jernberg (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:42:05 | 98.35 Mb | Cover
Free Jazz | Label: Clean Feed

Trombone, piano and a drumkit with some extra percussive devices: this is the format chosen by Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Kjetil Jerve and Andreas Wildhagen for Lana trio, a Norwegian experimental band formed in 2007, playing uncompromising improvisations focusing on a continuous personal and social creation process. For their third record, they have a fourth contributor in Sofia Jernberg, a Swedish singer with both classical and jazz backgrounds who has become one of the most intriguing innovators in vocal music today, rapidly gaining the same projection achieved by Phil Minton and Sidsel Endresen. The music played together by Lana trio and Jernberg is wild but focused, in a kind of orchestrated chaos capable to constantly surprise and seduce you, turning unexpectedly accessible what is difficult and sometimes even tough. This ability to move us without making concessions is a rare thing, a preciosity in what concerns the communication between a group of artists and their listeners.