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Tom Waits/Gavin Bryars (Composer/Double Bass): Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
Tom Waits/Gavin Bryars (Composer/Double Bass): Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

1 CD / GB Records / 2016-02-05

Artists: Tom Waits/Gavin Bryars (Composer/Double Bass)

This gorgeous archival release features a newly remastered version of Gavin Bryars' legendary cult classic album, produced by Brian Eno in 1975, that was the...continue...
Out from the silence, a lone tramp raises his frail voice in song "Jesus blood never failed me yet, this one thing I know, for he loves me so...." Originally recorded as footage for a documentary that...continue...
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John Zorn (Composer): The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 4: St. Bartholomew's *
John Zorn (Composer): The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 4: St. Bartholomew's *

1 CD / Tzadik Records / 2016-01-22

Tracks: Bell, Book and Candle; Witches' Sabbath, The
Artists: John Zorn (Composer)

Drawing upon traditions as varied as Messiaen, Xenakis, Ligeti, Bach, Tournemire, Ives, Korla Pandit and The Phantom of the Opera, Zorn's organ improvisations are transcendent,...continue...
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TZA 8340
John Zorn (Composer): Madrigals
John Zorn (Composer): Madrigals

1 CD / Tzadik Records / 2016-01-22

Tracks: Adonais; Witch of Atlas, The; Epipsychidion; Devil's Walk, The; Endymion; Ocean Nymphs; Old Silenus; Twilight Phantasms; Queen Mab; Universal Pan
Artists: John Zorn (Composer)

Zorn's compositions for a cappella voice are some of his most sensual and sublime creations. This CD presents his two books of Madrigals scored for...continue...
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TZA 8339
Ches Smith: The Bell *
Ches Smith: The Bell *

1 CD / ECM Records (USA) / 2016-01-15

Tracks: Bell, The; Barely Intervallic; Isn't It Over?; I'll See You on the Dark Side of the Earth; I Think; Wacken Open Air; It's Always Winter Somewhere; For Days
Artists: Ches Smith

Ches Smith's ECM leader debut, The Bell, features dynamic chamber music compositions written for masterful improvisers Craig Taborn and Mat Maneri. Smith infuses seductively narcotic...continue...
Despite appearing on more than 50 recordings since the beginning of the 21st century, drummer/percussionist Ches Smith has led only a handful of dates. His credits sprawl across the catalogs of indie ...continue...
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Kahil El'Zabar Ritual Trio: Alika Rising! [Slipcase]
Kahil El'Zabar Ritual Trio: Alika Rising! [Slipcase]

1 CD / Katalyst Entertainment / 2016-01-15

Tracks: Alika Rising; Why Not [For Steve McCall]; Where Do You Want to Go
Artists: Kahil El'Zabar Ritual Trio

Personnel: Kahil El'Zabar (vocals, drums, kalimba, bells); Ari Brown (soprano saxophone, piano).

Liner Note Author: Kahil El'Zabar.

Recording information: Leverkusen Jazztage (10/14/1989...continue...
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KATS 10056
Max Richter (Composer): Max Richter: Sleep [8 Hour Version] [Box] *
Max Richter (Composer): Max Richter: Sleep [8 Hour Version] [Box] *

9 CD / DG Deutsche Grammophon / 2016-01-08

Tracks: Sleep: Dream 1 (before the wind blows it all away); Sleep: Cumulonimbus; Sleep: Dream 2 (Entropy); Sleep: Path (7676); Sleep: Whose Name is Written on Water; Sleep: Patterns (Cypher); Sleep: Solo; Sl...
Artists: Max Richter (Composer)

Acclaimed British composer Max Richter has made history with a ground-breaking piece of work: his new work, "SLEEP," is an eight-hour lullaby. An exploration of...continue...
Audio Mixers: Rupert Coulson; Max Richter .

Liner Note Authors: Tim Cooper; David Eagleman; Max Richter .

Recording information: Air Studios, London (02/2015); Avatar Studios, Studio A, ...continue...
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DGG B002437060
Eric Dolphy: Out to Lunch
Eric Dolphy: Out to Lunch

1 CD / / 2015-12-11

Artists: Eric Dolphy

The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of OUT TO LUNCH includes an essay by Bob

Blumenthal.

Personnel: Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Bobby Hutcherso...continue...
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HBIM 5038669
Don Pullen/George Adams: Earth Beams [Limited Edition]
Don Pullen/George Adams: Earth Beams [Limited Edition]

1 CD / / 2015-12-11

Artists: Don Pullen/George Adams

Personnel: George Adams (saxophone); Don Pullen (piano); Cameron Brown (bass); Dannie Richmond (drums).

For this generally upbeat session -- recorded in Holland -- Adams is joined by co-leader ...continue...
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HBIM 5039755
Larry Young: Unity
Larry Young: Unity

1 CD / / 2015-12-11

Artists: Larry Young

The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of UNITY includes an essay by Bob Blumenthal.

Personnel: Larry Young (Hammond B-3 organ); Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Woody Shaw (trumpet); Elvin Jones (drums)....continue...
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HBIM 5038714
Albert Ayler: Bells/Prophecy [Expanded Edition]
Albert Ayler: Bells/Prophecy [Expanded Edition]

2 CD / ESP-Disk / 2015-12-11

Tracks: Bells; Spirits; Wizard; Ghosts, First Variation; Prophecy; Ghosts, Second Variation; Spirits; Saints; Ghosts; Wizard, The; Children; Spirits (Theme)
Artists: Albert Ayler

This 2005 ESP-Disk reissue brings together tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler's first two recordings for the ESP label on one CD, in chronological, but reverse, release order. Prophecy was Ayler's first s...continue...
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ESP 4076
Howard Riley: Discussions
Howard Riley: Discussions

1 CD / Dusk Fire / 2015-12-11

Artists: Howard Riley
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HBIM 5038200
Atlantide: Atlantide
Atlantide: Atlantide

1 CD / / 2015-12-04

Artists: Atlantide
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HBIM 5033655
Pharoah Sanders: Black Unity
Pharoah Sanders: Black Unity

1 CD / / 2015-11-27

Artists: Pharoah Sanders

Personnel includes: Pharoah Sanders (tenor saxophone, balaphone); Carlos Garnett (tenor saxophone); Hannibal Marvin Peterson (trumpet); Joe Bonner (piano); Stanley Clarke, Cecil McBee (bass); Billy Ha...continue...
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HBIM 5038703
Lubomyr Melnyk: Rivers and Streams *
Lubomyr Melnyk: Rivers and Streams *

1 CD / Erased Tapes Records / 2015-11-27

Tracks: Parasol; Pool of Memories, The; Sunshimmers; Ripples in a Water Scene; Amazon: The Highlands, The; Amazon: The Lowlands, The
Artists: Lubomyr Melnyk

Personnel: Lubomyr Melnyk (piano); Jamie Perera (guitar); Hyelim Kim (flute).

Audio Mixer: Martin Offik.

Liner Note Author: Lubomyr Melnyk.

Recording information: ClearLightSound ...continue...
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EARD 77
Harry Bertoia: Complete Sonambient Collection
Harry Bertoia: Complete Sonambient Collection

11 CD / Important Records / 2015-11-27

Tracks: Bellissima Bellissima Bellissima; Nova; Space Adventure; Echoes of Other Times; Swift Sounds; Phosphorescence; Unfolding; Sounds Beyond; Gong Gong; Elemental; All and More; Passage; Energyzing; Mello...
Artists: Harry Bertoia
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IMPT 419
Noveller: Glacial Glow [Slipcase]
Noveller: Glacial Glow [Slipcase]

1 CD / Fire Records / 2015-11-27

Tracks: Entering; Glacial Wave; Blue; Resolutions; Alone Star; Tuesday Before Poland; Waxwing; Ends
Artists: Noveller

Personnel: Sarah Lipstate (electric guitar).

Recording information: 10/2010-02/2011.

Photographer: Sarahana Shrestha.

Initially released in 2011 by Weird Forest Records, Glacial G...continue...
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ERIF 411
Noveller: No Dreams
Noveller: No Dreams

1 CD / Fire Records / 2015-11-27

Tracks: Fighting Sleep; Mannahatta; No Dreams; Purchase; Gathering the Elements; Rue de Montmorency; Flight, The; Outro
Artists: Noveller

It makes sense that Brooklyn-based experimental composer Sarah Lipstate has a background in filmmaking. As Noveller, her processed-guitar landscapes took on the same dusk-colored cinematic landscapes ...continue...
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ERIF 412
John Zorn (Composer): Cerberus: The Book of Angels, Vol. 26 [Digipak]
John Zorn (Composer): Cerberus: The Book of Angels, Vol. 26 [Digipak]

1 CD / Tzadik Records / 2015-11-20

Tracks: Gehegial; Hakha; Hananiel; Lahai; Armasa; Thronus; Shiniai; Donel; Raguel; Pahadron
Artists: John Zorn (Composer)

This is the Big Band Masada project you've been waiting for. Led by composers Sam Eastmond and Nikki Franklin, The SPIKE Orchestra is a large...continue...
Personnel: Nikki Franklin (vocals); Moss Freed (guitar); Vasilis Xenopoulos (flute, alto saxophone); Mike Guy (accordion); Mike Wilkins (clarinet, alto saxophone); Paul Booth, Stewart Curtis (clarinet...continue...
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TZA 8338
Mette Henriette (Norwegian Saxophonist): Mette Henriette
Mette Henriette (Norwegian Saxophonist): Mette Henriette

2 CD / ECM Records (USA) / 2015-11-20

Tracks: So; .oOo.; Taboo, The; All Ears; But Careful; Beneath You; Once; We Were To; 3-4-5; Hi Dive; Void, A; Lost One, The; In Circles; I Do; O; Passé; Pearl Rafter; Veils Ever After; Unfold; Wildheart...
Artists: Mette Henriette (Norwegian Saxophonist)

The untitled ECM 2-CD debut of this young Norwegian saxophonist, composer and improviser is an arrestingly original musical statement. Her music shapes its own world,...continue...
Mette Henriette is a Norwegian composer, saxophonist, and bandleader. At 25, she is well established in Europe and the United States. She has collaborated with Tom Rainey, Tim Berne, Christian Wallumr...continue...
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ECM B002415402
Slivovitz: All You Can Eat [Digipak] *
Slivovitz: All You Can Eat [Digipak] *

1 CD / MoonJune Records / 2015-11-20

Tracks: Persian Nights; Mani in Faccia; Yahtzee; Passannante; Barotrauma (La Zappa Sui Piedi); Hangover; Currywurst; Oblio
Artists: Slivovitz

Personnel: Marcello Giannini (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Riccardo Villari (violin, electric violin); Derek di Perri (harmonica); Pietro Santangelo (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ciro Ricca...continue...
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MJUN 74
Julia Kent: Asperities
Julia Kent: Asperities

1 CD / The Leaf Label / 2015-11-20

Tracks: Hellebore; Lac des Arcs; Leopard, The; Flag of No Country; Terrain; Empty States; Heavy Eyes; Invitation to the Voyage; Tramontana
Artists: Julia Kent

Personnel: Julia Kent (cello, electronics).

On her fourth full-length album, Asperities, cellist Julia Kent continues to explore the dynamics between humanity and nature, but this time out, the...continue...
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Sonny Sharrock: Ask the Ages [Digipak]
Sonny Sharrock: Ask the Ages [Digipak]

1 CD / M.O.D. Technologies / 2015-11-13

Tracks: Promises Kept; Who Does She Hope to Be; Little Rock; As We Used to Sing; Many Mansions; Once Upon a Time
Artists: Sonny Sharrock

Personnel: Sonny Sharrock (guitar); Pharoah Sanders (soprano & tenor saxophones); Charnett Moffett (acoustic bass); Elvin Jones (drums).

Personnel: Sonny Sharrock (electric guitar); Pharoah San...continue...
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John Coltrane: A  Love Supreme
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

2 CD / / 2015-11-13

Artists: John Coltrane

Personnel: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); McCoy Tyner (piano); Jimmy Garrison (acoustic bass); Elvin Jones (drums).

Producer: Bob Thiele.

Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.

Reco...continue...
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HBIM 5034221
Christopher Hobbs (Percussion)/Gavin Bryars (Composer/Double Bass): Ensemble Pieces
Christopher Hobbs (Percussion)/Gavin Bryars (Composer/Double Bass): Ensemble Pieces

1 CD / GB Records / 2015-11-13

Artists: Christopher Hobbs (Percussion)/Gavin Bryars (Composer/Double Bass)

Ensemble Pieces is a fascinating early collection of four pieces by three composers, two of whom would go on to achieve considerable popularity with works far less experimental than those captured her...continue...
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HBIM 5035454
Klaus Schulze: Drums 'N' Balls [Digipak]
Klaus Schulze: Drums 'N' Balls [Digipak]

1 CD / Revisited (Germany) / 2015-11-13

Tracks: Drums 'n' Balls; Percussy; House of India; Bass of Orion; Chicken Biryani
Artists: Klaus Schulze

Personnel: Klaus Schulze (keyboards, electronics, computer); Richard Wahnfried (keyboards, electronics, computer).

Liner Note Author: Albrecht Piltz.

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Floating Points: Elaenia *
Floating Points: Elaenia *

1 CD / Pluto / 2015-11-13

Tracks: Nespole; Silhouettes, Pts. 1, 2 & 3; Argenté; Elaenia; Thin Air; For Marmish; Peroration Six
Artists: Floating Points

Personnel: Rahel Debebe Dessalegne, Layla Rutherford (vocals); Alex Reeve (guitar); Qian Wu, Edward Benton (violin); Matthew Kettle (viola); Joe Zeitlin (cello); Leo Taylor, Tom Skinner (drums).
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HBIM 5032678
Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch: Like Water Through the Sand
Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch: Like Water Through the Sand

1 CD / 130701 / 2015-11-13

Tracks: Minnesang; Sum of Our Flaws, The; Tulsi; Cotidal Lines; Hands Closed Together; Vestiges; Persephone; Scale of Volatility; Six of Swords; Sublimation; Strelka
Artists: Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

Personnel: Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch (piano, electronics); Daniel Llewellyn Roberts, Eloisa-Fleur Thom (violin); Robert Ames (viola); Clare O'Connell (cello).

Audio Mixer: Emilie Levienaise-Fa...continue...
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