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Marc Ribot: Live at the Village Vanguard [Digipak] *
Marc Ribot: Live at the Village Vanguard [Digipak] *

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2014-05-13

Tracks: Dearly Beloved; Wizard, The; Old Man River; Bells; I'm Confessin' (That I Love You); Sun Ship
Artists: Marc Ribot

Personnel: Marc Ribot (guitar); Henry Grimes (violin); Chad Taylor (drums).

Audio Mixer: Liberty Ellman.

Recording information: The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (06/30/2012).

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Amir ElSaffar: Inana [Digipak]
Amir ElSaffar: Inana [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2011-10-25

Tracks: Dumuzi's Dream; Venus, The Evening Star; Inana's Dance, Pts. 1, 2, & 3; Inana's Dance, Pt. 4; Lady of Heaven; Infinite Variety; Journey to the Underworld; Venus, The Morning Star; Al-Badia
Artists: Amir ElSaffar

Personnel: Amir ElSaffar (vocals, trumpet); Zafer Tawil (oud, percussion); Ole Mathisen (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Nashet Waits, Nasheet Waits (drums).

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Henry Threadgill & Zooid/Henry Threadgill: This Brings Us To, Vol. II [Digipak]
Henry Threadgill & Zooid/Henry Threadgill: This Brings Us To, Vol. II [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2010-10-26

Tracks: Lying Eyes; This Brings Us To; Extremely Sweet William; Polymorph; It Never Moved
Artists: Henry Threadgill & Zooid/Henry Threadgill

Personnel: Henry Threadgill (flute, alto saxophone); Liberty Ellman (guitar); Jose Davila (trombone, tuba); Stomu Takeishi (bass guitar); Elliot Humberto Kavee (drums).

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Rudresh Mahanthappa/Bunky Green: Apex [Digipak]
Rudresh Mahanthappa/Bunky Green: Apex [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2010-09-28

Tracks: Welcome; Summit; Soft; Playing with Stones; Lamenting; Eastern Echoes; Little Girl I'll Miss You; Who?; Rainer and Theresia; Journey, The
Artists: Rudresh Mahanthappa/Bunky Green

"Apex is a cross-generational collaboration between ubiquitous 39 year-old poll-winner Rudresh Mahanthappa and undersung 75 year-old legendBunky Green. Supported by an all-star rhythm section, ...continue...
Personnel: Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone); Bunky Green (alto saxophone); Jason Moran (piano); François Moutin (acoustic bass).

Audio Mixer: Mike Marciano.

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Hafez Modirzadeh/Amir ElSaffar: Radif Suite [Digipak]
Hafez Modirzadeh/Amir ElSaffar: Radif Suite [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2010-03-23

Tracks: Radif-E Kayhan: Facet One; Radif-E Kayhan: Facet Two; Radif-E Kayhan: Facets Three/Four; Radif-E Kayhan: Facets Five/Six; Radif-E Kayhan: Facets Seven/Eight; Radif-E Kayhan: Facet Nine; Radif-E Kayha...
Artists: Hafez Modirzadeh/Amir ElSaffar

Personnel: Hafez Modirzadeh (tenor saxophone); Amir ElSaffar (vocals, trumpet); Alex Cline (drums, gong).

Audio Mixer: Liberty Ellman.

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Henry Threadgill & Zooid: This Brings Us To, Vol. I [Digipak]
Henry Threadgill & Zooid: This Brings Us To, Vol. I [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2009-10-27

Tracks: White Wednesday off the Wall; To Undertake My Corners Open; Chairmaster; After Some Time; Sap; Mirror Mirror the Verb
Artists: Henry Threadgill & Zooid

Personnel: Liberty Ellman (guitar); Henry Threadgill (flute, saxophone, alto saxophone); Jose Davila (trombone, tuba); Stomu Takeishi (bass guitar); Elliot Humberto Kavee (drums).

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Steve Lehman: Travail, Transformation and Flow [Slimline] *
Steve Lehman: Travail, Transformation and Flow [Slimline] *

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2009-06-09

Tracks: Echoes; Rudreshm; As Things Change (I Remain the Same); Dub; Alloy; Waves; No Neighborhood Rough Enough; Living in the World Today [GZA Transcription]
Artists: Steve Lehman

"Alto saxophonist Steve Lehman is well known for conceptual and cutting edge works including Manifold (Clean Feed Records, 2007) and On Meaning(Pi Recordings, 2008), as...continue...
Steve Lehman: Steve Lehman (alto saxophone); Mark Shim (tenor saxophone); Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet); Tim Albright (trombone); Jose Davila (tuba); Chris Dingman (vibraphone); Drew Gress (bass instru...continue...
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Steve Lehman Quintet: On Meaning
Steve Lehman Quintet: On Meaning

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2007-11-20

Tracks: Analog Moment; Open Music; Haiku d'Etat Transcription; Curse Fraction; Check This Out; On Meaning; Great Plains of Algiers; Process
Artists: Steve Lehman Quintet

"Even though saxophonist Steve Lehman is uncompromisingly his own composer, an airing of this quintet work can't help but call to mind his forebearers. The...continue...
Steve Lehman Quintet: Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet); Chris Dingman (vibraphone); Drew Gress (bass guitar); Tyshawn Sorey (drums); Steve Lehman.

Personnel: Steve Lehman (alto saxophone).

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Muhal Richard Abrams: Streaming
Muhal Richard Abrams: Streaming

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2006-10-24

Tracks: Scrape; Bound; Dramaturns; Soundhear; Streaming
Artists: Muhal Richard Abrams

"George Lewis has been working the wavering line between jazz and contemporary classical thinking, and that potentially dangerous polystylic attitude rings triumphant here...his own voyage...continue...
Personnel: Muhal Richard Abrams (bamboo flute, piano, percussion, bells); George Lewis (trombone, laptop); Roscoe Mitchell (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, percussion); Muhal Richard Abrams.
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Odyssey Band: Back in Time
Odyssey Band: Back in Time

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2005-11-29

Tracks: Last One; Open Doors; Happy Time; Little Red House; Water Tree; Love Nest; Woman Coming; Channel One; Let's Get Married; Free for Three
Artists: Odyssey Band

Personnel: James Blood Ulmer (vocals, electric guitar); Charlie Burnham (violin); Warren Benbow (drums).

Audio Mixer: Bob Musso.

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Steve Lehman: Demian as a Posthuman
Steve Lehman: Demian as a Posthuman

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2005-10-18

Tracks: Vapors; Demian; Damage Mobility - (acoustic); Damage Mobility; Cognition; Cognition; Logic; Logic; Cognition; Cognition; Emphonic; Community
Artists: Steve Lehman

"Altoist Steve Lehman's quintet recording Artificial Light was one of last year's best albums, but Demian as Posthuman couldn't be more different. The mathematical-time compositions...continue...
Personnel: Steve Lehman (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, drum programming); Steve Lehman (programming, sequencer); Jahi Lake (electronics, turntables); Vijay Iyer (piano); Meshell Ndegeocello (elec...continue...
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Fieldwork: Simulated Progress
Fieldwork: Simulated Progress

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2005-07-19

Tracks: Headlong; Transgression; Trips; Telematic; Media Studies; Gaudi; Transitions; Peril; Reprise; Infogee Dub; Durations
Artists: Fieldwork

"It's hard to write about the collaborative trio Fieldwork. On their sophomore CD, Simulated Progress, pianist Vijay Iyer, altoist Steve Lehman, and drummer Elliot Humberto...continue...
Fieldwork: Steve Lehman (sopranino saxophone); Elliot Humberto Kavee, Vijay Iyer.

Personnel: Steve Lehman (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Vijay Iyer (piano); Elliot Humberto Kavee (drums)....continue...
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Marc Ribot: Spiritual Unity
Marc Ribot: Spiritual Unity

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2005-05-03

Tracks: Invocation; Spirits; Truth Is Marching In; Saints; Bells - (live)
Artists: Marc Ribot

"When you speak of the giants of free jazz - the signatories of its constitution, so to speak - you are obliged to include saxophonist...continue...
Personnel: Marc Ribot (guitar); Marc Ribot; Henry Grimes (double bass); Roy Campbell, Jr. (trumpet, pocket trumpet); Chad Taylor (drums).

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Revolutionary Ensemble: And Now...
Revolutionary Ensemble: And Now...

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2004-10-19

Tracks: Berlin Erfahrung; Rumi Tales; 911-544; Light; Ism Schism
Artists: Revolutionary Ensemble

Revolutionary Ensemble: Sirone (double bass); Jerome Cooper, Leroy Jenkins.

Personnel: Leroy Jenkins (violin, harmonica, bells); Jerome Cooper (keyboards, balafon, drums, bass drum, cymbals); S...continue...
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The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Sirius Calling
The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Sirius Calling

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2004-09-07

Tracks: Sirius Calling; Come on Y'all; Two-Twenty; He Took a Cab to Neptune; Everyday's a Perfect Day; Til Autumn; Dance of Circles; Cruising with JJ; You Can't Get Away; Taiko; There's a Message for You; Sl...
Artists: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

2004 album from one of the most influential avant-garde jazz ensembles of the 1970s & 80s. Pi Recordings....continue...
Personnel: Famoudou Don Moye (whistling, whistle, drums, congas, bongos, percussion, bells, gong, chimes); Joseph Jarman (flute, bass flute, wooden flute, whistle, clarinet, sopranino clarinet, reeds,...continue...
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The Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Meeting
The Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Meeting

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2003-08-19

Tracks: Hail We Now Sing Joy; It's the Sign of the Times; Tech Ritter and the Megabytes; Wind and Drum; Meeting, The; Amin Bidness; Train to Io, The
Artists: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

"We speak of the Art Ensemble of Chicago circa 2003 as being in a post-Lester Bowie era. The group's mighty founder and trumpeter passed away...continue...
Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Roscoe Mitchell (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor & bass saxophones, flute, piccolo, bass recorder, percussion); Joseph Jarman (sopranino, alto & tenor saxophones, flute, bass ...continue...
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Wadada Leo Smith: Organic Resonance
Wadada Leo Smith: Organic Resonance

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2003-07-15

Tracks: Tawaf; Composition, No. 314; Composition, No. 315; Celestial Bow, Stone Rivers and Silver Stars Overlayed in Red, A
Artists: Wadada Leo Smith

/Anthony Braxton.

Personnel: Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn); Anthony Braxton (reeds).

Recorded live at Tonic, New York, New York on April 5, 2003.

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Fieldwork: Your Life Flashes
Fieldwork: Your Life Flashes

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2002-10-15

Tracks: In Medias Res; Accumulated Gestures; Sublimation; Generations; Mosaic; Sympathy; Step Lively; Horoscape; Inner World, The; Path of Action (For Horace Tapscott)
Artists: Fieldwork

Fieldwork: Aaron Stewart (tenor saxophone); Vijay Iyer (piano); Elliot Humberto Kavee (drums).

Recorded at Sorcerer Sound Studios, New York, New York on March 27, 2002.

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Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet: The Year of the Elephant
Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet: The Year of the Elephant

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2002-09-17

Tracks: Al-Madinah; Piru; Zamzan Well a Stream of a Pure Light, The; Kangaroo's Hollow; Year of the Elephant, The; Miles Star in 3 Parts: Star/Seed/Blue Fire: Miles Star / Star/Seed, (I-II) / Blue Fire, (III)
Artists: Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet

Personnel: Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn); Anthony Davis (piano, synthesizer); Jack DeJohnette (synthesizer, drums); Malachai Favors Maghustut (bass).

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Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory/Roscoe Mitchell: Song for My Sister
Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory/Roscoe Mitchell: Song for My Sister

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2002-07-02

Tracks: Song for My Sister; Sagitta; This; When the Whistle Blows; Megaplexian, The; Step One, Two, Three; Inside of a Star, The; Wind Change; Count-Off
Artists: Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory/Roscoe Mitchell

Personnel includes: Roscoe Mitchell (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, flute, great bass & bass recorders, percussion); Corey Wilkes (trumpet); Anders Svanoe (clarinet, bass clarinet); Willy Walter (b...continue...
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Henry Threadgill & Zooid: Up Popped the Two Lips
Henry Threadgill & Zooid: Up Popped the Two Lips

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2001-11-13

Artists: Henry Threadgill & Zooid

Henry Threadgill's Zooid: Henry Threadgill (alto saxophone, flute); Jose Davila (tuba); Dana Leong (cello); Tarik Benbrahim (oud); Liberty Ellman (acoustic guitar); Dafnis Prieto (drums).

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Henry Threadgill & Make A Move: Everybodys Mouth's a Book
Henry Threadgill & Make A Move: Everybodys Mouth's a Book

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2001-11-13

Artists: Henry Threadgill & Make A Move

Henry Threadgill & Make A Move: Henry Threadgill (alto saxophone, flute); Bryan Carrott (vibraphone, marimba); Brandon Ross (acoustic & electric guitars); Stomu Takeishi (acoustic & electric basses); ...continue...
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