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Tim Berne Bloodcount - Saturation Point (1997)

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Tim Berne Bloodcount - Saturation Point (1997)

Tim Berne Bloodcount - Saturation Point (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Screwgun Records, screwu 7004 | ~ 313 or 125 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 16 Mb
Free Jazz, Free Improvisation

~ Recorded live in 1997 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA ~

John Surman - Coruscating (2000)

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John Surman - Coruscating (2000)

John Surman - Coruscating (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM Records | # ECM 1702, 543 033-2 | Time: 00:53:59
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Composition

British multireed player John Surman has enjoyed a long career, making significant marks in free jazz, modal, and fusion, and also developing his own distinctive blend of folk and jazz elements. His ability to bridge styles has even extended to 1999's treatment of Renaissance-era composer John Dowland's songs, In Darkness Let Me Dwell with the Hilliard Ensemble's John Potter. Coruscating is another unusual venture, with Surman and regular associate bassist Chris Laurence improvising on eight of Surman's compositions with the string quartet Trans4mation. There's a seamless beauty here, composition and improvisation becoming one. Beginning with the baroque clarity of melody on "At Dusk," Coruscating develops often dark, looming textures. While Surman has made his baritone fly, here he emphasizes intense lyricism, whether with a true, full-bodied, baritone sound or a light upper register. "Stone Flower" is dedicated to the great Ellington baritonist Harry Carney, and Surman's breathy, overtone-rich sound invokes Carney's own recordings with strings.

Patty Waters - College Tour (1966)

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Patty Waters - College Tour (1966)

Patty Waters - College Tour (1966)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 159 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Free Jazz, Experimental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ESP-Disk (ESP1055)

Although this live show was only recorded a few months after the Sings session, it's hardly extraneous, featuring entirely different material. It's also a considerably more aggressive and free-leaning effort than her debut, as Waters challenges herself and the audience with avant-garde crescendos of peals and wordless, whispering moans, although she doesn't entirely neglect the more subdued and accessible features of her voice.
Patty Waters is internationally recognized as one of the first major avant-garde vocalists. Her ESP-Disk' recordings cemented her reputation as a vocal innovator, and according to liner notes and public opinion, one whose influence extended beyond jazz to Yoko Ono and Diamanda Galas.

Tim Berne - Insomnia (2011)

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Tim Berne - Insomnia (2011)

Tim Berne - Insomnia (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Clean Feed, CF215CD | ~ 400 or 156 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 14 Mb
Free Jazz

This octet session, recorded live in the studio in June 1997 but not released until 2011, is a departure for Tim Berne. His 1990s quartet Bloodcount (with clarinetist Chris Speed, bassist Michael Formanek, and drummer Jim Black) is augmented by trumpeter Baikida Carroll, violinist Dominique Pifarély, cellist Erik Friedlander, and acoustic guitarist Marc Ducret. The disc contains only two compositions, the first running over 35 minutes and the latter a shade under 30…

Mal Waldron Trio - Free At Last (1969) {ECM 1001}

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Mal Waldron Trio - Free At Last (1969) {ECM 1001}

Mal Waldron Trio - Free At Last (1969) {ECM 1001}
EAC 0.95pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 228MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Free Jazz

The very first ECM release (which has been reissued on CD), this trio set features pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Isla Eckinger and drummer Clarence Becton improvising quite freely on five of Waldron's compositions plus "Willow Weep For Me." The music overall is not that memorable or unique but it does have its unpredictable moments and finds Waldron really stretching himself.

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.