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Matt Mitchell - A Pouting Grimace (2017) {Pi Recordings}

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Matt Mitchell - A Pouting Grimace (2017) {Pi Recordings}

Matt Mitchell - A Pouting Grimace (2017) {Pi Recordings}
WEB FLAC tracks | Digital Booklet | 288MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

A Pouting Grimace is the audacious new release from pianist/composer Matt Mitchell, whose prior release Vista Accumulation (Pi 2015) The New York Times calls “a bold signature” that “simmers with deep intensity.” Not only is he one of the most in-demand pianists in jazz – Mitchell plays in bands such as Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Steve Coleman’s Natal Eclipse, the Dave Douglas Quintet, John Hollenbeck’s Large Ensemble, Jonathan Finlayson’s Sicilian Defense, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Birdcalls, and David Binney’s Quartet — he has established himself as a composer of bold distinction. Substantial in scope, the album, which features twelve musicians: five woodwinds, four percussionists, harp, bass, and the leader on piano, Prophet 6, and electronics, weaves an intricate web of off-kilter rhythms and logical frenzy. Produced by the acclaimed guitarist/composer David Torn, the work is completely beyond genre, a daring tour de force that headily mines the interstice between precision-plotted compositions and the thrill of improvisation.

Henri Texier - "Mad Nomad(s)" (2002)

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Henri Texier - "Mad Nomad(s)" (2002)

Henri Texier - "Mad Nomad(s)" (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 400.54 Mb | 1:05:42 | Covers
Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz | Country: France | Label: Label Bleu ‎– LBLC 6568

Recorded in the mid-'90s, Mad Nomad(s) reaffirms Henri Texier's presence on the French scene. The playing and compositions are remarkable throughout and display a lot of variety, all the tunes being performed in various groupings but mainly by a septet with a strong and young saxophone front line. Texier's own "Dezarwa" is a tribute to drummer Art Taylor's own brand of hard bop. Drummer Tony Rabeson's "Radio Bo" is given a more relaxed and less-boppish treatment than on pianist Bojan Zulfikarpasic's Koreni. Homage is paid to free jazz with a powerful rendition of Ornette Coleman's "Happy House," a composition which finds a natural home on this work. And guitarist Noël Akchoté's explosive "Blasted Rats" echoes the leader's outcry.

Eddie Harris - Instant Death (1972) {Atlantic}

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Eddie Harris - Instant Death (1972) {Atlantic}

Eddie Harris - Instant Death (1972) {Atlantic}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 230MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 85MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz

This is one of Eddie Harris's stronger Atlantic albums of the 1970s. Harris jamming on "Instant Death" is one of his most satisfying statements on the reed trumpet, guitarist Ronald Muldrow's "A Little Wes" is memorable and even the briefer pieces are worthwhile. In addition to Harris (who mostly plays his electrified tenor) and Muldrow, the group consists of keyboardist Richard Abrams, bassist Rufus Reid, drummer Billy James and percussionist Henry Gibson. This long out-of-print LP is long overdue to be reissued on CD.

Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}

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Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}

Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 401MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 172MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Modern Creative

Piggybacking on 1992’s Invisible Storm, ECM maverick Edward Vesala returned with his organic collective, Sound & Fury, as our guide for Nordic Gallery. Vesala draws a thinner circle around his ensemble this time around, weaving inside it a dreamcatcher for communal freedom, as exemplified in the 11-minute “Bird In The High Room,” a menagerie of cymbals, muted horns, drums, and birdsong. The latter signals a luxuriant indulgence in the Vesala soundscape as winds and wings fall in line like a panel out of Where the Wild Things Are. Even the electric guitar whistles in its sibilant cage, avian heart unfolded. Field recordings continue to leave breadcrumb trail of “Fulflandia” on its way toward “The Quay of Meditative Future.” Harpist Iro Haarla’s veiled and omnipresent insistence turns arrival into departure as the music’s long-shadowed caravan cuts a line in the sand.

Big 4 + 1 - 7 Years (2017) {Neuklang}

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Big 4 + 1 - 7 Years (2017) {Neuklang}

Big 4 + 1 - 7 Years (2017) {Neuklang}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 386MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 179MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Free Jazz

The birth of this band comes from a deep wish to take up the challenge of a singular instrumentation : two Horns (Saxophone & Tuba) and two Percussions (Vibraphone and Drums). The Tuba/Vibraphone combination creates a clear demarcation with sound material of a "standard" quartet (w/ Piano & Bass), while bringing a warm tone as well as unusual acoustic textures.

Tony Oxley - 4 Compositions For Sextet (1970) {Columbia 494437 2 rel 1999}

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Tony Oxley - 4 Compositions For Sextet (1970) {Columbia 494437 2 rel 1999}

Tony Oxley - 4 Compositions For Sextet (1970) {Columbia 494437 2 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 203 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 1999 CBS / Columbia / Sony Music | 494437 2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative

Originally released in 1970, 4 Compositions for Sextet was one of a pair of records saxophonist Tony Oxley recorded for CBS, which, at that time, seemed to be very interested in British free jazz – the label also recorded at least three LPs by avant guitarist Ray Russell and a pair by Evan Parker. Oxley's band for this outing was a dream group of Brit outsiders: Derek Bailey on guitars, Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flügelhorn, Evan Parker on saxophones, Oxley on drums of course (the only British drummer besides Robert Wyatt who could play pop or free jazz with equal enthusiasm), Paul Rutherford on bass, and Jeff Clyne on trombone.

George Haslam, Richard Leigh Harris, Stefano Pastor, Harry Beckett, Steve Kershaw - Holywell Session: Live In Oxford (2007)

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George Haslam, Richard Leigh Harris, Stefano Pastor, Harry Beckett, Steve Kershaw - Holywell Session: Live In Oxford (2007)

George Haslam, Richard Leigh Harris, Stefano Pastor, Harry Beckett, Steve Kershaw - Holywell Session: Live In Oxford (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 323.88 Mb | 65:15 | Cover
Free Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Slam Productions - SLAMCD 324‎

A quanto pare la Holywell Music Room di Oxford è una sala dall'acustica ottima, non nuova ad ospitare concerti di musica improvvisata, come questo che è stato registrato il 17 settembre 2006. A tale proposito afferma Stefano Pastor: "Ricordo che non facemmo prove del suono prima del concerto, in quanto si tratta di uno spazio acusticamente perfetto, e non definimmo per nulla il programma; avremmo solo improvvisato per tutto il concerto".

The Geordie Approach - Why Eye (2007)

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The Geordie Approach - Why Eye (2007)

The Geordie Approach - Why Eye (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 255.82 Mb | 46:25 | Cover
Free Improvisation | Country: UK | Label: Bruce's Fingers - BF 68

The Geordie Approach is an experimental collaboration between Norwegian alto sax/electronics player Petter Frost Fadnes, drummer Ståle Birkeland with Geordie-born Englishman guitarist/ electronics player Chris Sharkey, all proud members of the Leeds Improvised Music Association. All have collaborated with some of the most prominent figures of the fertile music scene in Leeds, UK, including pianist/composer Matthew Bourne and percussionist Paul Hession.

Masahiko Satoh & Sound Breakers - Amalgamation (1971) {1998 P-Vine}

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Masahiko Satoh & Sound Breakers  - Amalgamation (1971) {1998 P-Vine}

Masahiko Satoh & Sound Breakers - Amalgamation (1971) {1998 P-Vine}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 84 mb
Genre: jazz, free jazz, experimental jazz, avant-garde jazz

Amalgamation is the 1971 album by Masahiko Satoh & Sound Breakers. This is a remastered CD released by P-Vine in Japan in 1998.

Robert Dick - Our Cells Know (2016) {Tzadik TZ 4015}

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Robert Dick - Our Cells Know (2016) {Tzadik TZ 4015}

Robert Dick - Our Cells Know (2016) {Tzadik TZ 4015}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 241 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 307 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Tzadik | TZ 4015 | Tzadik Spectrum Series
Jazz / Classical / Avant-Garde Jazz / Chamber Music / Modern Composition / Contrabass Flute

A true revolutionary, composer/performer/improviser Robert Dick has literally redefined the flute for our age. He has worked with a wide range of musicians from classical, jazz and improvised music backgrounds including Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, George Lewis and many others. Here he focuses in on the elusive contrabass flute, and uses a wide range of extended techniques including multiphonics, percussive effects, circular breathing and more! A unique and heartfelt CD of modern flute music unlike anything you have heard before!

John Zorn - The Classic Guide To Strategy - Volume 4 (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8349}

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John Zorn - The Classic Guide To Strategy - Volume 4 (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8349}

John Zorn - The Classic Guide To Strategy, Volume 4 (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8349}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 304 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 100 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Tzadik | TZ 8349 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Avant-Garde / Free Improvisation / Real-Time Improvisation / Alto Saxophone

After over 40 years there is still no one who plays the sax quite like John Zorn. Using the instrument as sound maker, he commands a saxophone language of unmatched versatility. Collected under the enigmatic title of “The Classic Guide to Strategy,” five volumes were planned—“Volume 1” (1983), “Volume 2’ (1986), “Volume 3’ (2003) and now the penultimate “Volume 4” is finally made available on Tzadik. Filled with wit, drama, playfulness and intensity, the composer’s legendary virtuosity and powerful improvisational logic is on full display in this astonishing release recorded at EMPAC in early 2013. You have to hear it to believe it!

William Parker Quartets - Meditation / Resurrection (2017) {2CD AUM Fidelity Official Digital Download}

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William Parker Quartets - Meditation / Resurrection (2017) {2CD AUM Fidelity Official Digital Download}

William Parker Quartets - Meditation / Resurrection (2017) {2CD AUM Fidelity Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 721 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 290 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 AUM Fidelity | AUM104/105
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Bass

It’s hard to pick a favorite William Parker outfit. Everything he touches is magic, from his giant orchestras to his solo outings. But his quartets might be his ideal venues: There’s enough structure that the music can’t be called free jazz, and there’s enough leeway to let democracy command the performance. Last October, Parker took two quartets into the studio on the same day, and the result—recorded all in one day—is the blissful two-disc set Meditation/Resurrection.

Omar Sosa, Battista Giordano, Tenores Di Oniferi - Isolanos (2008) {Sardmusic}

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Omar Sosa, Battista Giordano, Tenores Di Oniferi - Isolanos (2008) {Sardmusic}

Omar Sosa, Battista Giordano, Tenores Di Oniferi - Isolanos (2008) {Sardmusic}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 409MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 164MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz, Fusion

Due isole erranti si incontrano in mezzo al mare per dare vita ad un intenso viaggio musicale; dalle voci ancestrali dei tenores alle melodie intense e accattivanti in puro stile jazzy, dalle ispirazioni classiche all’improvvisazione contemporanea, dal ballo sardo ai ritmi solari caraibici per arrivare infine all’uso attento e ispirato della “boghe”, la voce solista del tenore barbaricino che, inserito in una tessitura musicale apparentemente lontana, assume una nuova dimensione e un grande fascino.

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Discipline 27-II [Reissue, Remastered ] (1973/2017)

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Discipline 27-II [Reissue, Remastered ] (1973/2017)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Discipline 27-II (2017)
Free Jazz, Avant-garde Jazz | 45:29 min | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 104 MB
Label: Strut, Art Yard

Recorded during the same 1972 sessions as Impulse's Space Is the Place, Discipline 27-II is definitely cut from the same cloth. The title cut is a side-long space chant number (just like "Space Is the Place"), presumably recorded as one lengthy piece, although the tune itself is divided into three sections (radio edits?). Listeners also get another in the instrumental Discipline series (Ra composed and recorded many Disciplines throughout the '70s); this time it's "Discipline 8." "Neptune" is another great space chant ("Have you heard the latest thing from Neptune?"), but the standout track is "Pan Afro," a great blowing session built on Ra's trademark interlocking horn riffs. A tough one to find, Discipline 27-II is well-worth seeking out, especially for those who like Space Is the Place.

Anjani - Blue Alert (2006)

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Anjani - Blue Alert (2006)

Anjani - Blue Alert (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 196 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 112 Mb | Scans | 52 Mb | 40:40
Columbia | 82876 76946 2
Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Blue Alert is a deceptively simple collection of bittersweet songs cut from the cloth of love, loss and redemption. This collaboration between Anjani and Leonard Cohen is calm and controlled but challenging ideas bristle and flay beneath the polished surface. The album was released in Canada on May 2, in USA on May 19, and in Europe on June 5, 2006, by Columbia Records. It debuted at #16 of Billboard's Top 200 Jazz Albums.