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Steve Lehman Octet/Steve Lehman: Mise en Abîme [Digipak]
Steve Lehman Octet/Steve Lehman: Mise en Abîme [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2014-06-24

Tracks: Segregated and Sequential; 13 Colors; Glass Enclosure Transcription; Codes: Brice Wassy; Autumn Interlude; Beyond All Limits; Chimera/Luchini; Parisian Thoroughfare Transcription
Artists: Steve Lehman Octet/Steve Lehman

Tributee: Malachi Jay Newman.

Personnel: Steve Lehman (alto saxophone, electronics); Mark Shim (tenor saxophone); Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet); Tim Albright (trombone); Jose Davila (tuba); Chri...continue...
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PIRC 54
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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PIEG 53
Dan Weiss (Drums): Fourteen [Digipak]
Dan Weiss (Drums): Fourteen [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2014-03-25

Tracks: Fourteen, Pt. 1; Fourteen, Pt. 2; Fourteen, Pt. 3; Fourteen, Pt. 4; Fourteen, Pt. 5; Fourteen, Pt. 6; Fourteen, Pt. 7
Artists: Dan Weiss (Drums)

Personnel: Dan Weiss (drums); Judith Berkson, Maria Neckam, Lana Cencic (vocals); Miles Okazaki (electric guitar, classical guitar); Katie Andrews (harp); David Binney, Ohad Talmor (saxophone); Jacob ...continue...
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PIRC 52
Matt Mitchell (Piano): Fiction [Digipak] *
Matt Mitchell (Piano): Fiction [Digipak] *

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2013-09-24

Tracks: Veins; Brain Color; Upright; Singe; Wanton Eon; Dadaist Flu; Commas; Id Balm; Ohm Nuggets; Diction; Tether; Action Field; Specialty Hug; Nightmare Tesseract; Narcotic Bases
Artists: Matt Mitchell (Piano)

Personnel: Matt Mitchell (piano); Ches Smith (vibraphone, drums, percussion).

Audio Mixer: David Torn .

Recording information: The Loove, Brooklyn, NY (12/17/2012-12/18/2012).

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Mike Ladd/Vijay Iyer: Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project [Digipak] *
Mike Ladd/Vijay Iyer: Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project [Digipak] *

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2013-09-10

Tracks: Here (Mike, Cambridge, MA); Derelict Poetry (Maurice, Brooklyn, NY); Capacity (Lynn, Bronx, NY); Walking with the Duppy (Rashan, Queens, NY); There is a Man Slouching in the Stairway (Maurice, Brookl...
Artists: Mike Ladd/Vijay Iyer

Personnel: Mike Ladd (vocals); Vijay Iyer (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, programming, electronics); Guillermo E. Brown, Lynn Hill, Pamela Z, Maurice Decaul (vocals); Liberty Ellman (guitar); Okkyung Lee...continue...
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PIRC 49
Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense/Jonathan Finlayson: Moment and the Message [Digipak]
Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense/Jonathan Finlayson: Moment and the Message [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2013-05-28

Tracks: Circus; Haze, Lo; Ruy Lopez; Carthage; Tensegrity; Bas-Fond, Le; Tyre; Fives and Pennies; Scaean Gates
Artists: Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense/Jonathan Finlayson

Personnel: Miles Okazarki (guitar); Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet); David Virelles (piano); Damion Reid (drums).

Audio Mixer: Liberty Ellman.

Recording information: Brooklyn Recording, Bro...continue...
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PIRC 48
Steve Coleman & the Five Elements (Sax)/Steve Coleman (Sax): Functional Arrhythmias [Digipak] *
Steve Coleman & the Five Elements (Sax)/Steve Coleman (Sax): Functional Arrhythmias [Digipak] *

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2013-03-26

Tracks: Sinews; Medulla-Vagus; Chemical Intuition; Cerebrum Crossover; Limbic Cry; Cardiovascular; Respiratory Flow; Irregular Heartbeats; Cerebellum Lean; Lymph Swag (Dance of the Leukocytes); Adrenal, Got ...
Artists: Steve Coleman & the Five Elements (Sax)/Steve Coleman (Sax)

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Personnel: Steve Coleman (alto saxophone); Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet); Sean Rickman (drums).

Audio Mixer: Liberty Ellman.

Liner Note Author: Steve Coleman .

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David Virelles: Continuum [Digipak]
David Virelles: Continuum [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2012-10-23

Tracks: One; El Brujo and the Pyramid; Executioner, The; Spectral; Unseen Mother; Royalty; Our Birthright; Short Story For Piano; Celebration, Circa 1836, A; Threefold; Mañongo Pabio; To Know
Artists: David Virelles

Personnel: David Virelles (piano, harmonium, pump organ, Wurlitzer organ); Román Díaz (vocals, congas, percussion); Ben Street (acoustic bass); Andrew Cyrille (drums, cowbells, maracas, perc...continue...
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PIEG 46
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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Tyshawn Sorey: Oblique - I [Digipak] *
Tyshawn Sorey: Oblique - I [Digipak] *

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2011-09-27

Tracks: Twenty; Eight; Thirty-Five; Eighteen; Forty; Twenty-Four; Seventeen; Twenty-Five; Fifteen; Thirty-Six
Artists: Tyshawn Sorey

Personnel: Tyshawn Sorey (drums); Todd Neufeld (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Loren Stillman (alto saxophone); John Escreet (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer piano).

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PIRC 40
Mark Dresser/Jen Shyu: Synastry [Digipak]
Mark Dresser/Jen Shyu: Synastry [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2011-08-23

Tracks: Slope a Dope; Midnight of Quietness, Recovery of Life; Mauger Time; Synastry; Floods, Flames, Blades; Mattress On a Stick; Chant For Theresa Hak Kyung Cha; Lunation; Kind of Nine; Telemotions; Night ...
Artists: Mark Dresser/Jen Shyu

Personnel: Mark Dresser (acoustic bass); Jen Shyu (vocals).

Audio Mixer: Joseph Branciforte.

Recording information: University of California, Department of Music, San Dieg (05/17/2009/04...continue...
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PIRC 39
Steve Coleman & the Five Elements (Sax)/Steve Coleman (Sax): The Mancy of Sound [Digipak]
Steve Coleman & the Five Elements (Sax)/Steve Coleman (Sax): The Mancy of Sound [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2011-07-26

Tracks: Jan 18; Formation 1; Fire-Ogbe [Odú Ifá Suite]; Earth-Idi [Odú Ifá Suite]; Air-Iwori [Odú Ifá Suite]; Water-Oyeku [Odú Ifá Suite]; Formation 2; Noctiluca (Jan ...
Artists: Steve Coleman & the Five Elements (Sax)/Steve Coleman (Sax)

Personnel: Steve Coleman (alto saxophone); Jen Shyu (vocals); Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet); Tim Albright (trombone); Marcus Gilmore, Tyshawn Sorey (drums); Ramon Garcia Perez (percussion).

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Vijay Iyer: Panoptic Modes
Vijay Iyer: Panoptic Modes

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2011-06-14

Tracks: Invocation; Configurations; One Thousand and One; History Is Alive; Father Spirit; Atlantean Tropes; Numbers (For Mumia); Trident: 2001; Circular Argument; Invariants; Mountains
Artists: Vijay Iyer

Personnel: Vijay Iyer (piano); Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone); Stephan Crump (bass); Derrek Phillips (drums).

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Fred Anderson (Sax)/George Lewis (Trombone/Electronics)/Muhal Richard Abrams: SoundDance [Digipak] *
Fred Anderson (Sax)/George Lewis (Trombone/Electronics)/Muhal Richard Abrams: SoundDance [Digipak] *

2 CD / Pi Recordings / 2011-04-26

Tracks: Focus, Trutime...Time, Pt. 1; Focus, Trutime...Time, Pt. 2; Focus, Trutime...Time, Pt. 3; Focus, Trutime...Time, Pt. 4; Sounddance, Pt. 1; Sounddance, Pt. 2; Sounddance, Pt. 3; Sounddance, Pt. 4
Artists: Fred Anderson (Sax)/George Lewis (Trombone/Electronics)/Muhal Richard Abrams

Personnel: Muhal Richard Abrams (piano); Fred Anderson (tenor saxophone); George Lewis (trombone, laptop).

Audio Mixer: Tom Hamilton.

Recording information: AACM Concert Series, New York...continue...
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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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PIRC 36
Marc Ribot: Silent Movies [Digipak]
Marc Ribot: Silent Movies [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2010-09-28

Tracks: Variation 1; Delancey Waltz; Flicker; Empty; Natalia in Eb Major; Solaris; Requiem for a Revolution; Fat Man Blues; Bateau; Radio; Postcard from N.Y.; Kid, The; Sous Le Ciel de Paris, The
Artists: Marc Ribot

"Amidst all the guitar heroes, face-melters and shred lords, Marc Ribot has risen to prominence as one of the more distinctive players. Well-versed in punk,...continue...
Personnel: Marc Ribot (guitar).

Liner Note Author: Marc Ribot.

Recording information: Brooklyn Recording, Brooklyn, NY (02/03/2010-02/05/2010); Chez Moi Studios, Brooklyn, NY (02/03/2010...continue...
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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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Steve Coleman & the Five Elements (Sax)/Steve Coleman (Sax): Harvesting Semblances and Affinities [Digipak]
Steve Coleman & the Five Elements (Sax)/Steve Coleman (Sax): Harvesting Semblances and Affinities [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2010-06-08

Tracks: Attila 02 (Dawning Ritual); Beba; Clouds; 060706-2319 (Middle of Water); Flos Ut Rosa Floruit; Attila 04 (Closing Ritual); Vernal Equinox 040320-0149 (Initiation)
Artists: Steve Coleman & the Five Elements (Sax)/Steve Coleman (Sax)

"Although the Chicago saxophonist has no major label to ensure him front page promo, his return to the world of CD releases after a near...continue...
Personnel: Steve Coleman (alto saxophone); Jen Shyu (vocals); Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet); Tim Albright (trombone); Marcus Gilmore, Tyshawn Sorey (drums); Ramon Garcia Perez (percussion).

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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.

Liner Note Authors: Hafez Modirzadeh; Amir ElSaffar...continue...
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PIRC 32
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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PIRC 31
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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Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse: Cries from tha Ghetto [Digipak] *
Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse: Cries from tha Ghetto [Digipak] *

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2009-04-28

Tracks: First Mind; Abstrakt #1; Sick JJ; Levitation; Rain; Cries from the Ghetto; Abstrakt #2; Visionary of an Abstrakt; Abstrakt #3; Villa Tiamo; Abstrakt #4; Chasin' LeRoy
Artists: Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse

Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse: Corey Wilkes (trumpet, flugelhorn); Kevin Nabors, Junius Paul, Scott Hesse, Isaiah Spencer.

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PIRC 29
Rudresh Mahanthappa: Kinsmen [Digipak]
Rudresh Mahanthappa: Kinsmen [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2008-08-26

Tracks: Introspection; Ganesha; Rez-Alap; Longing; Snake!; Carlo-Alap; Kalyani; Kadri-Alap; Kanya-Alap; Convergence (Kinsmen)
Artists: Rudresh Mahanthappa

"It's hard to know what key will open a locked door. For Rudresh Mahanthappa, the door was his desire to meld the compositional and improvisatory...continue...
Personnel: Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone); Rez Abbasi (guitar, sitar); A. Kanyakumari (violin); Kadri Gopalnath (alto saxophone); Carlo DeRosa (bass instrument, acoustic bass); Royal Hartigan (d...continue...
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Fieldwork: Door [Slimline] *
Fieldwork: Door [Slimline] *

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2008-04-22

Tracks: Of; After Meaning; Less; Balanced; Bend; Cycle I; Pivot Point; Pivot Point Redux; Ghost Time; Cycle II; Rai
Artists: Fieldwork

Fieldwork: Steve Lehman (alto saxophone); Vijay Iyer (piano); Tyshawn Sorey (drums).

Fieldwork is a cutting-edge jazz trio consisting of pianist Vijay Iyer, alto saxophonist Steve Lehman, and p...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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Amir ElSaffar: Two Rivers
Amir ElSaffar: Two Rivers

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2007-10-09

Tracks: Menba'/Jourjina; Hemayoun; Shatt Al-Arab; Flood; Awj Intro; Khosh Reng; Lami Intro; Diaspora; Blood and Ink/Aneen; Blues in E Half-Flat, The
Artists: Amir ElSaffar

Personnel: Amir ElSaffar (vocals, trumpet); Zafer Tawil (oud, violin, dumbek); Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone); Carlo DeRosa (bass guitar); Nasheet Waits (drums); Tareq Abboushi (frame drum, perc...continue...
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Muhal Richard Abrams: Vision Towards Essence
Muhal Richard Abrams: Vision Towards Essence

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2007-08-23

Tracks: Vision Towards Essence, Pt. 1; Vision Towards Essence, Pt. 2; Vision Towards Essence, Pt. 3
Artists: Muhal Richard Abrams

Personnel: Muhal Richard Abrams (piano).

Audio Remixer: Tom Hamilton.

Liner Note Author: Muhal Richard Abrams.

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PIRC 23
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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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook
Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2006-09-26

Tracks: Decider, The; Refresh; Enhanced Performance; Further and in Between; Play It Again Sam; Frontburner; D (Dee-Dee); Wait It Through; My Sweetest
Artists: Rudresh Mahanthappa

Personnel: Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone); Rudresh Mahanthappa; Dan Weiss (drums, drum); Vijay Iyer (piano); François Moutin (acoustic bass).

Audio Mixer: Michael Marciano.

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PIRC 21
The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City: Live at Iridium
The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City: Live at Iridium

2 CD / Pi Recordings / 2006-07-25

Tracks: Song For My Sister; Morning Mist, The; Song For Charles; On The Mountain; Big Red Peaches; Odwalla; Erika; Malachi; J Song, The; Red Sand Green Water; Slow Tenor And Bass; Odwalla
Artists: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

'This is perhaps the most sublime of the Art Ensemble of Chicago's three albums since their troubled regrouping a couple of years ago.'...continue...
The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Joseph Jarman (vocals, flute, bass flute, sopranino saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion); Roscoe Mitchell (flute, piccolo, sopranino saxophone, soprano ...continue...
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Liberty Ellman: Ophiuchus Butterfly *
Liberty Ellman: Ophiuchus Butterfly *

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2006-05-09

Tracks: Ophiuchus Butterfly; Aestivation; Snow Lips; You Have Ears; Naturalists, The; Pretty Words, Like Blades; Tarmacadam; Looking Up; Chromos; Borealis
Artists: Liberty Ellman

Personnel: Liberty Ellman (guitar, synthesizer, sampler); Liberty Ellman; Jose Davilla, Jose Davila (tuba); Stephan Crump (bass instrument, acoustic bass); Steve Lehman (alto saxophone); Mark Shim (te...continue...
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PIRC 19
Vijay Iyer: Blood Sutra
Vijay Iyer: Blood Sutra

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2006-04-11

Tracks: Proximity (Crossroads); Brute Facts; Habeas Corpus; Ascent; When History Sleeps; Questions of Agency; Kinship; Stigmatism; That Much Music; Imagined Nations; Because of Guns/Hey Joe Redux; Desiring
Artists: Vijay Iyer

This is a Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

Personnel: Vijay Iyer (piano); Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone); Stephen Crump (bass); Tyshawn Sorey (drums)....continue...
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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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PIRC 18
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).

Recording information: Orange Music Sound Studio, West ...continue...
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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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PIRC 13
Rudresh Mahanthappa: Mother Tongue [Digipak]
Rudresh Mahanthappa: Mother Tongue [Digipak]

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2004-10-19

Tracks: Preserver, The; English; Kannada; Gujarati; Telugu; Circus; Konkani; Tamil; Malayalam; Point of View; Change of Perspective
Artists: Rudresh Mahanthappa

Personnel: Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone); Vijay Iyer (piano); François Moutin (acoustic bass); Elliot Humberto Kavee (drums).

Audio Mixer: Michael Marciano.

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PIRC 14
Various Artists: Juncture
Various Artists: Juncture

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2004-09-07

Tracks: Code Blue - DJ Spooky; Greed (Be Careful What You Wish For) - James Hurt; Friday I Died - Turing Machine; Third Rail - High Priest; Imperium (Peace Prize / War Crimes) - Vijay Iyer; Li'l Boy (Dirty G...
Artists: Various Artists

Various artists compilation from Pi Recordings, an independent record label dedicated to the work of the innovative....continue...
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PIRC 12
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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Wadada Leo Smith: Saturn, Conjunct the Grand Canyon in a Sweet Embrace
Wadada Leo Smith: Saturn, Conjunct the Grand Canyon in a Sweet Embrace

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2004-08-17

Tracks: Composition No. 316; Saturn, Conjunct the Grand Canyon in a Sweet Embrace; Goshawk
Artists: Wadada Leo Smith

Personnel: Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn); Wadada Leo Smith; Anthony Braxton (saxophone, sopranino saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone).

Audio Mixer: Val "Gelder" Jeanty.
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PIRC 10
Vijay Iyer: In What Language?
Vijay Iyer: In What Language?

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2003-10-21

Tracks: Color of My Circumference I, The; Density of the 19th Century, The; Terminal City; Rentals; Security; DeGaulle; TLC; Three Lotto Stories; Color of My Circumference II, The; Iraqi Businessman; Taking ...
Artists: Vijay Iyer

Personnel includes: Vijay Eyer (piano, keyboards, programming); Mike Ladd, Latasha Diggs (vocals, programming); Alison Easter, Ajay Naidu (vocals); Dana Leong (cello, trombone); Ambrose Akinmusire (tr...continue...
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PIRC 9
Liberty Ellman: Tactiles
Liberty Ellman: Tactiles

1 CD / Pi Recordings / 2003-10-21

Tracks: Excavation; Clean Is Rich; Temporary Aid; Helios; Rare Birds; Body Art; How Many Texts; Ultraviolet; Post Approval
Artists: Liberty Ellman

Personnel: Liberty Ellman (guitar); Greg Osby (alto saxophone); Mark Shim (tenor saxophone); Stephan Crump (bass); Eric Harland (drums).

Recorded at Orange Music Sound Studio, West Orange, New ...continue...
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PIRC 8
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.

Audio Mixer: Val "Gelder...continue...
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PIRC 6
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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PIRC 5
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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PIRC 4
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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PIRC 3
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).

Recor...continue...
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PIRC 2
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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