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Albert Ayler - Spirits (1964) {Freedom Japan 32JDF-172 rel 1988}

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Albert Ayler - Spirits (1964) {Freedom Japan 32JDF-172 rel 1988}

Albert Ayler - Spirits (1964) {Freedom Japan 32JDF-172 rel 1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 226 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 75 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 1988 Debut / Freedom Japan | 32JDF-172
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Tenor Saxophone

This is an underrated Ayler record, not on the same shelf as Spiritual Unity or Vibrations but a startling formative effort. It is considered to be the first time that Ayler recorded with appropriate musicians, not late blooming beboppers. The two long cuts are atmospheric (especially the one with two basses) and worth sticking with. Norman Howard is at least as good as Don Ayler and shines on one of the short tracks. Ayler himself is almost laid back (!) but still magisterial, and Murray, though underrecorded, already sounds like no other drummer ever. This date foreshadows the later, greater quartet with Cherry.

John Zorn & Soup - Shinjuku Pit Inn (2021)

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John Zorn & Soup - Shinjuku Pit Inn (2021)

John Zorn & Soup - Shinjuku Pit Inn (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 394 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 Mb | 00:54:57
Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Rock | Label: Self-Released

Recorded at Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo, September 24, 2004. SOUP: Yoshihide Otomo: guitar; Bill Laswell: bass; Yasuhiro Yoshigaki: drums, trumpet. John Zorn: alto saxophone

Rhodri Davies - Telyn Rawn (2020)

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Rhodri Davies - Telyn Rawn (2020)

Rhodri Davies - Telyn Rawn (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 250.85 Mb | 47:12 | Cover
Chamber Folk, Free Improvisation | Country: UK (Swansea, Swansea) | Label: Amgen - AMGEN 001

A telyn rawn is a harp strung with horse hair and predates the appearance of the triple, lever and pedal harps. The earliest reference to this early Welsh harp can be found in the Laws of Hywel Dda (13th century), the codification of traditional Welsh laws. This harp remains largely unknown to contemporary audiences.

Alexander Hawkins & Tomeka Reid - Shards and Constellations (2020)

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Alexander Hawkins & Tomeka Reid - Shards and Constellations (2020)

Alexander Hawkins & Tomeka Reid - Shards and Constellations (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 192.81 Mb | 51:00 | Cover
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Intakt CD 344

Shards and Constellations presents duets with two remarkable musicians Tomeka Reid and Alexander Hawkins. Both have become creative epicenters in the jazz and improvisation scene in recent years with their original, versatile and innovative art. Reid has recorded extensively with many legendary artists from the AACM such as Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell as well as the next generation of AACM artists including Nicole Mitchell, Dee Alexander and Mike Reed. Hawkins is a composer and pianist from the London jazz scene and is regarded in the UK as one of the most innovative musicians of the younger generation with a surprising radius of action. His work attempts to reconcile both his love of free improvisation and his infatuation with composition and structure.

Jim Black Trio - Reckon (2020)

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Jim Black Trio - Reckon (2020)

Jim Black Trio - Reckon (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 281.28 Mb | 47:15 | Cover
Avant-Garde Jazz, European Free Jazz | Label: Intakt CD 334

The Chicago Reader describes the Jim Black Trio with Thomas Morgan (Bass) and Elias Stemeseder (Piano) “one of the best bands in Jim Black’s busy career”. In the HardStudios Winterthur the trio recorded this new album over two days. It is their fourth CD as a trio and their second release on Intakt Records.

David Murray Octet - Dark Star: The Music Of The Grateful Dead (1996)

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David Murray Octet - Dark Star: The Music Of The Grateful Dead (1996)

David Murray Octet - Dark Star: The Music Of The Grateful Dead (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 389 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 113 MB
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Astor Place (TCD 4002)

The avant-garde tenor and bass clarinetist David Murray had an opportunity to sit in with the Grateful Dead in 1993 and was quite impressed. With Jerry Garcia's death, Murray was inspired to put together this tribute album but often it sounds as if two bands were playing at once without closely listening to each other. Murray and the horns (which include veteran altoist James Spaulding, the very impressive high-note acrobatics of trumpeter Hugh Ragin, either James Zoller or Omar Kabir on second trumpet and the adventurous trombonist Craig Harris) romp through some rowdy and very emotional ensembles while organist Robert Irving III. (a Miles Davis alumnus) leads the rhythm section through groovin' R&B riffs that seem to ignore the lead voices…

Louis Sclavis - Happy Mood! (2020) {Editions Black & Blue}

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Louis Sclavis - Happy Mood! (2020) {Editions Black & Blue}

Louis Sclavis - Happy Mood! (2020) {Editions Black & Blue}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 302MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 117MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

A l’initiative du projet « Happy Mood! », le Nantais François Ripoche se définit lui-même comme « Saxophoniste, bricoleur (claviers, batterie, électronique) et jazzman ». Musicien improvisateur dans l’âme, il est engagé dans de nombreuses aventures musicales et artistiques parmi lesquelles « Francis et ses Peintre »s, « Francis et ses Peintres + Katerine », « La Tête et les Jambes » avec Hélena Noguerra et des ciné-concerts.

Revolutionary Ensemble - Revolutionary Ensemble (1977) [Reissue 2008]

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Revolutionary Ensemble - Revolutionary Ensemble (1977) [Reissue 2008]

Revolutionary Ensemble - Revolutionary Ensemble (1977) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 174 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Free Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja Records (ENJ-2148 2)

In retrospect, violinist Leroy Jenkins, bassist Sirone, and drummer Jerome Cooper's free-jazz trio, the Revolutionary Ensemble, stands as a gentler cousin to those original free-jazz collectives, Art Ensemble of Chicago and AACM, the latter of which introduced Jenkins's string playing to the scene. On this live 1977 date, each of the members doubles or triples up on other instruments so there is a variety of textures and timbres to be heard here, including kalimba, flute, and piano. Mostly it's Jenkin's fluent, fugal violin improvisations that predominate, however. At their most successful, these jams sound like a loosely strung Bach "Chaconne" accompanied by bass and drums. Originally an Inner City LP with limited distribution, Enja has reissued Revolutionary Ensemble in 2008 with 24-bit remastered sound.

Matthew Shipp Trio - The Unidentifiable (2020)

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Matthew Shipp Trio - The Unidentifiable (2020)

Matthew Shipp Trio - The Unidentifiable (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 295 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 130 MB | Front cover
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ESP-Disk

Starting in the bebop era, the piano-bass-drums lineup has been the most classic jazz format in which the piano is featured, accumulating the weight of history and critical expectations. In this setting, a non-mainstream player such as Shipp can infiltrate Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and other Establishment bastions in a familiar format and then unleash his ideas on audiences that might not normally be exposed to his style. Thanks to hearing it in the communal language of the piano trio, they can better understand the message the Matthew Shipp Trio has to deliver - "Mr. Shipp’s predilection for finding fertile ground between accessibility and abstraction," as Larry Blumenfeld wrote in The Wall Street Journal…

Oliver Lake Trio - Zaki [Recorded 1979] (1992)

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Oliver Lake Trio - Zaki [Recorded 1979] (1992)

Oliver Lake Trio - Zaki [Recorded 1979] (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 341 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Free Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hat Hut Records (hat ART CD 6113)

Zaki captures the Oliver Lake Trio live at the 1979 Willisau Jazz Festival. Lake was also performing at the festival as a member of the World Saxophone Quartet and was asked to have his trio, which had been performing together for about three years, participate as well. This trio, sans bass, features Michael Gregory Jackson on electric guitar and Pheeroan Aklaff on drums. Throughout the 78 minutes of spontaneous free jazz, many risks are taken, sometimes rewarding, occasionally repetitious. This is especially the case on the nearly 24-minute "Zaki," which loses the thread about halfway through. Lake triples between alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones.

Miles Davis - On The Corner (1972) [MFSL Remastered 2016] Re-Up

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Miles Davis - On The Corner (1972) [MFSL Remastered 2016] Re-Up

Miles Davis - On The Corner (1972) [MFSL Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:54:55
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2171

On the Corner is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Miles Davis. It was recorded in June and July 1972, and released later that year by Columbia Records. The album continued Davis' exploration of jazz fusion, bringing together funk rhythms with the influence of experimental composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and free jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Recording sessions for the album featured a changing lineup of musicians including bassist Michael Henderson, guitarist John McLaughlin, and keyboardist Herbie Hancock, with Davis playing the electric organ more prominently than his trumpet.

Phil Ranelin - Vibes from the Tribe (1976) [Reissue 2001]

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Phil Ranelin - Vibes from the Tribe (1976) [Reissue 2001]

Phil Ranelin - Vibes from the Tribe (1976) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 389 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 159 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Free Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hefty Records (HEFTY 33)

In Detroit, 1971, trombonist Phil Ranelin and saxophonist Wendell Harrison started a band, a recording company, and a magazine, and called them the Tribe. Though the three organizations lasted until 1978, Ranelin's Vibes From the Tribe, issued in 1976, was the last of eight records issued by Tribe/Time Is Now Productions. Musically, this is not only a solid portrait of Detroit's jazz scene in the mid-'70s, but is also a definitive portrait of its cultural mentality. While everyone in the nation had written off the city as a wasteland, a space devoid of anything worth celebrating, its residents were in the process of creating some of the most vital jazz, literature, and art in its history. Vibes From the Tribe is a wildly diverse collection of tunes to be on a single long-player…

Sylvie Courvoisier Trio - Free Hoops (2020)

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Sylvie Courvoisier Trio - Free Hoops (2020)

Sylvie Courvoisier Trio - Free Hoops (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 283 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Front cover
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Intakt Records

Sylvie Courvoisier presents a new trio album at the height of her mastery and success. "Free Hoops" follows the widely celebrated trio album "D'Agala" which "The New York Times" counted as among the best records of the year. 
With every concert and every album this glorious trio's modus operandi becomes more clear - Sylvie Courvoisier, Drew Gress and Kenny Wollesen play morphing music by turns intricately detailed and ambiguously wide open. The music Courvoisier writes is rigorously organized and calls for ensemble precision, as a few thorny unisono heads demonstrate. But the music also 
harbors a misterioso, dreamlike quality that may surface at any time, induced by a wistful ostinato or moonlit piano arpeggio stubbornly repeated, or by a quiet episode that underscores the depth of the trio's sonic space…

Monty Waters - The Black Cat (1975) [Reissue 2010]

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Monty Waters - The Black Cat (1975) [Reissue 2010]

Monty Waters - The Black Cat (1975) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 365 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Candid Productions/Whynot (WNCD 79406)

Monnville Charles (Monty) waters was born in Modesto, California on April 14th 1938 and passed away in Munich on December 22nd 2008. He is another of Jazz's unsung heroes and his death went virtually un-noticed by the International jazz community, as indeed had most of his career. This is indeed regrettable as Monty was clearly an artist of consummate talent in both his playing and writing ability.
Monty studied music at Modesto High and cust his teeth in the vibrant R and B scene in the late '50s, touring with the bands of B.B. King, Little Richards, James Brown and others before settling in San Francisco. playing around the scene there lead to associations with the likes of King Pleasure and Red Garland - who is credited with bringing him into jazz…

Don Pullen - Tomorrow's Promises (1977) [Reissue 1999]

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Don Pullen - Tomorrow's Promises (1977) [Reissue 1999]

Don Pullen - Tomorrow's Promises (1977) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 283 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Jazz, Free Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Koch Jazz (KOC-CD-8521)

This early Don Pullen recording helped introduce him to jazz listeners. The pianist is heard in a variety of settings including a duet with multireedist George Adams on "Last Year's Lies and Tomorrow's Promises," and in two groups with Adams and trumpeter Hannibal Marvin Peterson. Actually the most accessible and memorable piece is the rollicking "Big Alice" which also features violinist Michal Urbaniak and trumpeter Randy Brecker. Pullen, a very rhythmic avant-gardist who can play inside or outside, was well-served by this release.