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Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)

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Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)

Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:22
Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Animul | # ANI 104

Sync might be envisioned as a modified sax/bass/drum trio, where the bassist has been replaced by Jerome Harris on either acoustic guitar or acoustic bass guitar, and where the drummer’s role is taken by Samir Chatterjee on tabla and dumbek. With Rothenberg moving among alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the Japanese shakuhachi and composing looping ribbons of melody with odd rhythmic contours, the trio has found a most palatable merger of jazz and Asian music. The uncommon instrumentation is enhanced by a shared sense of purpose that gives Sync its winning character. Each player displays both the techniques and the sensitivity required to function as both soloist and accompanist, allowing Sync to maintain its three-way conversations after Rothenberg has finished soloing. This is not simply a matter of the leader’s ability to sustain extended melodic and rhythmic variations at lower volumes through circular breathing; it also results from the assurance that allows Harris to sustain a pronounced rhythmic underpinning in his guitar work and rare melodic fluency on bass. Chatterjee, who can sing and then play back the most complex patterns in the manner of the great tabla masters, also senses how to highlight more compact, swing-oriented parts through shifts in accents and dynamics.

Denis Gäbel - The Mingus Sessions (2022)

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Denis Gäbel - The Mingus Sessions (2022)

Denis Gäbel - The Mingus Sessions (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 331 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:58
Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Mons Records

The German saxophonist Denis Gäbel comes from a musical family, so it is no wonder that he began his musical journey at a young age. After taking his first musical steps with the cello and the piano, it wasn't long before he finally discovered the saxophone. At the age of 13, Denis won first prize at the national competition "Jugend jazzt" and it was during this time that he first discovered the music of Charles Mingus. "I had my first contact with the music of Mingus at the age of 13 at the JungendJazzWorkshop NRW. Since then I have been a passionate fan of his work. The first Mingus album I heard was his "Blues and Roots" and it is still my favourite album to this day," Denis explains.

Sun Ra - On Jupiter (Expanded & Remastered) (1979/2021)

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Sun Ra - On Jupiter (Expanded & Remastered) (1979/2021)

Sun Ra - On Jupiter (Expanded & Remastered) (1979/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 198 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 82 Mb | 00:35:28
Avant-Garde Jazz, Cosmic Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts

Sun Ra, as well as anyone, proved that an artist could change with the times without being a dedicated follower of fashion. In fact, Ra and his music never stopped evolving. A series of albums recorded from 1978 to 1980—Lanquidity, On Jupiter, Sleeping Beauty, and Strange Celestial Road—demonstrate the influence on Ra of musical and production trends of the mid- and late-1970s, especially heavy, studio-enhanced dance floor grooves (traceable from soul and funk to disco), and atmospheric New Age "dream" pieces. But Ra never fully surrendered to these trends; it's arguable that he even embraced them. He adapted techniques, but what he created amounted more to reinventions than "File Under" genre works.

Louis Sclavis - Les Cadences du Monde (2022)

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Louis Sclavis - Les Cadences du Monde (2022)

Louis Sclavis - Les Cadences du Monde (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 256 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 Mb | 00:47:43
Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: JMS Productions

The Ariadne’s thread unwound by Louis Sclavis throughout his travels and musical adventures naturally leads him to write original melodies, nourished here and there by a sonic audacity and a timeless aesthetic well known to the public. His new album, ‘Les Cadences du Monde’, is a sort of bubbling case of imagined music inspired by the photographic work ‘L’Usure du monde’ by Frédéric Lecloux.

Stephan Oliva, Bruno Chevillon, Paul Motian - Fantasm / Phantasme: The Music of Paul Motian (2000)

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Stephan Oliva, Bruno Chevillon, Paul Motian - Fantasm / Phantasme: The Music of Paul Motian (2000)

Stéphan Oliva, Bruno Chevillon, Paul Motian
Fantasm / Phantasme: The Music of Paul Motian (2000)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 101 Mb
Label: BMG France, RCA Victor | # 74321739252 | Time: 00:55:41
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation

Pianist Stéphan Oliva started making a name for himself in the jazz world in the early 90s through his work in trio based on his own compositions. He’s been playing with American drummer Paul Motian and Bruno Chevillon since 1997. Two records, “Fantasm” and “Intérieur nuit”, were released as a result of the trio’s work honouring Paul Motian’s compositions.

Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Japanese Edition 2007] (Re-up)

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Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Japanese Edition 2007] (Re-up)

Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Japanese Edition 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, Free 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…

David Murray Trio - Sweet Lovely (1980)

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David Murray Trio - Sweet Lovely (1980)

David Murray Trio - Sweet Lovely (1980)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Black Saint (BSR 0039)

David Murray's string of recordings for Black Saint were among the most rewarding of his career. This one differs from many in that the adventurous tenorman improvises in a sparse trio with bassist Fred Hopkins and drummer Steve McCall. Murray stretches out on four of his originals (which clock in between eight and twelve-and-a-half minutes) and shows plenty of fire but also a healthy dose of lyricism. This is exciting music very much in the avant-garde.

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Disco 3000 (Expanded Edition) (1978/2022)

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Disco 3000 (Expanded Edition) (1978/2022)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Disco 3000 (Expanded Edition) (1978/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 758 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 303 Mb | 02:11:39
Cosmic Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts

Every Sun Ra album is unique. Yet even by Ra's standards, DISCO 3000 is an outlier. However, it sits comfortably in the Sun Ra discography — because it's weird.

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.

Myra Melford's Fire And Water Quintet - For The Love Of Fire And Water (2022)

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Myra Melford's Fire And Water Quintet - For The Love Of Fire And Water (2022)

Myra Melford's Fire And Water Quintet - For The Love Of Fire And Water (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 207 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 Mb | 00:44:11
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Rogue Art

“Myra Melford has brought together in this unique quintet five outstanding female musicans. This first album is inspired by Cy Twombly; hopefully it won't be the last one.”

Albert Ayler - Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondations Maeght Recordings (2022)

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Albert Ayler - Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondations Maeght Recordings (2022)

Albert Ayler - Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondations Maeght Recordings (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,57 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 565 Mb | 04:06:29
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Elemental Music

The release is an important jazz event: While Ayler’s freewheeling performances at the Fondation Maeght on July 25 and 27, 1970, were excerpted on the albums Nuits de la Fondation Maeght (Shandar Records) and Live on the Riviera (ESP-Disc), presented in inferior sound, they have never been released in their entirety until now. Remastered audio by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, transferred directly from the original OrtF stereo tape reels, including over 2 hours of previously unreleased music. The is an official release by Elemental Music Records in partnership with the Albert Ayler Estate & INA France.

Kieran Daly - Plays Standards (2019)

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Kieran Daly - Plays Standards (2019)

Kieran Daly - Plays Standards (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 251 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation, Experimental | Madacy Jazz #Printed Madacy Jazz 001

This is a music of a crushed, almost desperate, elemental lyricism, a music where an intense gravitational pull wrestles with an also elemental drive or need to survive and sing. One thinks of what life might be like on the surface of Jupiter, the so-called heavy planet — should there even be life there. Or, better yet perhaps, of the episode in the book of Genesis where Jacob wrestles all night with an angel who refuses to give Jacob his name and who, at daybreak, demands to be let go, whereupon Jacob says, “Not until you bless me,” which the angel does then do. One should add that at one point in Jacob’s night-long wrestling match with his antagonist, the mighty angel touches the socket of Jacob’s hip and throws it out of joint, whereupon, we are told, Jacob will forever walk with a limp.

John Zorn - The Classic Guide to Strategy (1996)

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John Zorn - The Classic Guide to Strategy (1996)

John Zorn - The Classic Guide to Strategy (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 416 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 211 Mb
Label: Tzadic | # TZ7305 | Time: 01:17:58 | Scans included
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation, Modern Composition

The Classic Guide to Strategy is a compilation album by John Zorn featuring his two early solo records The Classic Guide to Strategy Volume One (1983), (tracks 1-2) and the Classic Guide to Strategy Volume Two (1985), (tracks 3-8). The albums were first released on vinyl on Lumina Records in and later re-released on Tzadik Records in 1996 as a single CD.

Mary Halvorson - Amaryllis (2022)

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Mary Halvorson - Amaryllis (2022)

Mary Halvorson - Amaryllis (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 235 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 88 Mb | 00:37:55
Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Nonesuch Records

Amaryllis is a sextet which filters Halvorson’s compositional explorations of melody, harmony and counterpoint through the lens of six master improvisers, arranged in a way that allows for the music to unfold differently every time. The brand-new sextet features Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Patricia Brennan (vibraphone), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Nick Dunston (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums). The Mivos Quartet joins for half of the music, forming a unique tentet and making this Halvorson’s largest project to date. The music bridges many musical influences and genres from jazz, experimental, new music, and beyond.

Mary Halvorson - Belladonna (2022)

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Mary Halvorson - Belladonna (2022)

Mary Halvorson - Belladonna (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 212 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 88 Mb | 00:37:19
Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Nonesuch Records

Belladonna is a set of compositions written specifically for Halvorson on guitar plus The Mivos Quartet: Olivia De Prato (violin), Maya Bennardo (violin), Victor Lowrie Tafoya (viola), and Tyler J. Borden (cello). This is Halvorson’s first time writing for String Quartet. Six through-composed compositions for Mivos spin Halvorson’s compositional voice in a fresh context, and the music is augmented by Halvorson’s guitar throughout, adding elements of chance and improvisation to the music.