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Emile Parisien Quartet - Spezial Snack (2014) {ACT}

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Emile Parisien Quartet - Spezial Snack (2014) {ACT}

Emile Parisien Quartet - Spezial Snack (2014) {ACT}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 264MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

Emile Parisien this year received the prestigious French jazz award Victoires du Jazz as "musician of the year" and in 2012 won the Prix Django Reinhardt . Such accolades are evidence of a supreme talent, now given an international platform by ACT. The saxophonist has appeared on ACT once before, in the Duo Series alongside Vincent Peirani, but his Quartet is a different beast altogether, honed over the course of three albums into a tightly cohesive unit which enables the musicians to tackle the abstract time signatures and swift changes with consummate ease.

Tim Berne's Bloodcount - Memory Select (1995)

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Tim Berne's Bloodcount - Memory Select (1995)

Tim Berne's Bloodcount - Memory Select (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
JMT Productions, JMT 514 029-2 | ~ 316 or 164 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 83 Mb
Avant-Garde, Free-Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

~ Recorded live at Instants Chavires, Paris on September 22-25, 1994. The Paris Concert Vol. 3 ~

Stefano Battaglia, Tony Oxley - Explore (1990)

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Stefano Battaglia, Tony Oxley - Explore (1990)

Stefano Battaglia, Tony Oxley - Explore (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Splasc(h) Records, CD H 304-2 | ~ 341 or 136 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.56 Mb
Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation

This is an interesting title in the wake of the notion that Stefano Battaglia composed most of these pieces and has performed them on earlier recordings – both solo and with various groups – and that Tony Oxley is such a renowned improviser…

Steve Lehman - ArtificialLight (2003)

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Steve Lehman - ArtificialLight (2003)

Steve Lehman - ArtificialLight (2003)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 253.50 Mb | 47:53 | Cover
Free jazz, Avant-garde | Label: Fresh Sound Records

The quintet on "Artificial Light" began performing together in August of 2002. Each member of the group has developed a truly innovative approach to his instrument, while maintaining the ability to navigate and transform complex compositional structures.

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Art Ensemble of Chicago With Fontella Bass (1971) [Reissue 2004]

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Art Ensemble of Chicago - Art Ensemble of Chicago With Fontella Bass (1971) [Reissue 2004]

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Art Ensemble of Chicago With Fontella Bass (1971) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 208 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music S.A.S. France (067 865-2)

The Art Ensemble of Chicago with Fontella Bass was recorded in a Paris studio in 1970. The band had been gigging regularly in the city and this session offered an intimate view of the live material including 'How Strange' which appeared later on Live in Paris. 'How Strange' is part of a suite with 'Ole Jed,' comprising nearly 22 minutes. Bass, an R&B and gospel singer by trade and Lester Bowie's wife at the time, adds a wonderful theatrical and sonic dimension to the Art Ensemble's creative juggernaut. 'How Strange' begins with an African chant by Joseph Jarman and Bass. As the instruments enter in earnest, one can hear traces of 'Round Midnight' waft through the background and then the musical reality play is off an running…

Sorgen, Robertson, Rust - Rumble Seat (2012)

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Sorgen, Robertson, Rust - Rumble Seat (2012)

Sorgen, Robertson, Rust - Rumble Seat (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
NotTwo Records, MW 866-2 | ~ 350 or 166 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 24 Mb
Avant-Garde, Free Improvisation

~ Recorded at Applehead Studios, Woodstock, NY. ~

Sonny Simmons - I'll See You When You Get There (2006)

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Sonny Simmons - I'll See You When You Get There (2006)

Sonny Simmons - I'll See You When You Get There (2006)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 303.53 Mb | 58:54 | Cover
Free jazz, Avant-garde | Label: Jazzaway - JARCD 025

Once upon a time, guys like Chet Baker and Charlie Parker would tour as singles, playing wherever they could get a gig, backed by the local jazz hotshots. These days, as often or not, similar ad hoc gatherings result in CDs like this: alto sax legend Sonny Simmons playing a mix of his own tunes and standards, accompanied by three talented Scandinavian musicians who support the saxophonist ably but complacently.

Luther Thomas Human Arts Ensemble - Funky Donkey Vols. I & II [Recorded 1973] (2001)

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Luther Thomas Human Arts Ensemble - Funky Donkey Vols. I & II [Recorded 1973] (2001)

Luther Thomas Human Arts Ensemble - Funky Donkey Vols. I & II [Recorded 1973] (2001)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 443 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Unheard Music Series/Altavistic (UMS/ALP215CD)

Recorded in a church in 1973, this is one of the great lost albums of '70s free jazz. The label "free," though, is something of a misnomer. There's structure here, just not a classical, rigid, "now it's your turn" thing that binds so much of jazz. Here the structure is supplied by mutual respect and the kind of telepathy that only comes from long sessions and careful study of the rules before you break them. Sure, this stuff is loose, but it stomps, it sways, and, good Lord, it swings. Just the thing to get us into church. As an added note, Charles "Bobo" Shaw is, as always, a revelation.

Irreversible Entanglements - Who Sent You? (2020)

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Irreversible Entanglements - Who Sent You? (2020)

Irreversible Entanglements - Who Sent You? (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 256 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | 00:43:25
Avant-Garde Jazz, Spoken Word | Label: International Anthem

Stay on it! This is the future! This is the spectral dreaming, the reshaped soundwaves of post-Katrina, post-Osage Avenue, post-Obamacare that we borrow from to do this work, so stay on it.

Harry Pepl / Herbert Joos / Jon Christensen - Cracked Mirrors (1988) {ECM 1356}

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Harry Pepl / Herbert Joos / Jon Christensen - Cracked Mirrors (1988) {ECM 1356}

Harry Pepl / Herbert Joos / Jon Christensen - Cracked Mirrors (1988) {ECM 1356}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 199MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 84MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

Pepl’s playing, as restless as it is welcoming, is difficult to pin down. This makes it all the more fascinating. He is the bloodstream of a vast organic landscape, where feelings of fracture share the roads with heavy travelers.

Paul Smoker Quartet - Standard Deviations (1999)

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Paul Smoker Quartet - Standard Deviations (1999)

Paul Smoker Quartet - Standard Deviations (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CIMP 186 | ~ 400 or 170 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 1.97 Mb
Free Jazz

Trumpeter Paul Smoker leads his quartet through six standards in characteristic deconstructive fashion, crushing and compressing harmonies while reinventing the entire nature of the song. You would hardly recognize "You Better Go Now" or "Speak Low" under Smoker's scalpel, but the results are exquisite, if not classic…

Olaf Rupp, Marino Pliakas, Michael Wertmüller - Too Much Is Not Enough (2009)

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Olaf Rupp, Marino Pliakas, Michael Wertmüller - Too Much Is Not Enough (2009)

Olaf Rupp, Marino Pliakas, Michael Wertmüller - Too Much Is Not Enough (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
FMP, FMP CD 135 | ~ 422 or 156 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 15 Mb
Free Jazz, Free Improvisation

~ Recorded live on 27/28 May 2009 at Loft, Köln ~

Simon Nabatov Quintet - Plain (2020) {Cleanfeed}

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Simon Nabatov Quintet - Plain (2020) {Cleanfeed}

Simon Nabatov Quintet - Plain (2020) {Cleanfeed}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 261MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

The new installment in the ongoing series of New York centered recordings, this time with the stellar roster of Chris Speed, Herb Robertson, John Hébert and Tom Rainey, “Plain” is the new brilliant opus in Simon Nabatov’s singular and rich career. With a background in classical piano, with the immediately recognizable Russian feeling, Nabatov gives here plenty of room to his many musical interests, including his passion for the music of Herbie Nichols, heard in the last track “House Party Starting”. As the pieces go by, you feel the presence of history, the history of jazz and the history of classical music, combined with elements of other musical languages, but mixed and blended in such a way that it is impossible to figure out what comes from where.

Herb Robertson, Domenic Duval, Jay Rosen - Sound Implosion (1996)

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Herb Robertson, Domenic Duval, Jay Rosen - Sound Implosion (1996)

Herb Robertson, Domenic Duval, Jay Rosen - Sound Implosion (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CIMP 110 | ~ 285 or 168 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.38 Mb
Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

~ Recorded at The Spirit Room, Rossie, NY, March 1 & 2, 1996 ~

Der Finger - Le Cinque Stagioni (2019) {Toten Schwan}

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Der Finger - Le Cinque Stagioni (2019) {Toten Schwan}

Der Finger - Le Cinque Stagioni (2019) {Toten Schwan}
EAC Rip | FLAC | scans | 893 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 176 mb
Genre: avant-garde jazz, noise

Le Cinque Stagioni is the 2019 album by Russian free jazz trio Der Finger. This was released by the Italian label Toten Schwan.