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Anthony Braxton - Eugene (1991) {Black Saint}

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Anthony Braxton - Eugene (1991) {Black Saint}

Anthony Braxton - Eugene (1991) {Black Saint}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 389MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 185MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

The innovative alto-saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton leads the Northwest Creative Orchestra (a 16-piece big band) through eight of his compositions on this CD. Few of the sidemen have yet gained more than a local reputation (trumpeter Rob Blakeslee is the biggest "name"), but they perform the complex music quite well, although it would have been nice if the liner notes had identified the soloists and listed what reeds the saxophonists play. A stimulating set of avant-garde music.

Sun Ra, Intergalactic Research Arkestra - Planets Of Life Or Death (1973) {Strut}

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Sun Ra, Intergalactic Research Arkestra - Planets Of Life Or Death (1973) {Strut}

Sun Ra, Intergalactic Research Arkestra - Planets Of Life Or Death (1973) {Strut}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 319MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

In celebration of Record Store Day 2015, Strut and Art Yard join forces once more for the first release anywhere of a live Sun Ra performance from Amiens, France in 1973, Planets Of Life Or Death. Recorded direct from the soundboard and mastered from first generation reel to reel, the title is exclusively available for Record Store Day 2015.

Tatsuya Nakatani - Present Presence (2013)

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Tatsuya Nakatani - Present Presence (2013)

Tatsuya Nakatani - Present Presence (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 248.58 Mb | 52:00 | Covers
Free Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Nakatani-Kobo - kobo-4

Tatsuya Nakatani's solo percussion performances are breathtaking presentations that balances beautiful sonic expression with intense percussion work. His playing seems effortless, whether creating slow sound chambers or moving at seemingly impossible speeds using extended techniques and inventive uses of bowls, bows, cymbals and drum heads. He is a marvel to watch perform, and his playing translates to captivating and unexpected music.

Marc Johnson - Bass Desires (1985) [Re-Up]

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Marc Johnson - Bass Desires (1985) [Re-Up]

Marc Johnson - Bass Desires (1985)
feat. Bill Frisell, John Scofield and Peter Erskine

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included | 00:53:54
Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label: ECM | # ECM 1299, 827 743-2

The pairing of electric guitarists Bill Frisell and John Scofield had to be one of the most auspicious since John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana. Acoustic bassist Marc Johnson's stroke of genius in bringing the two together on Bass Desires resulted in a sound that demonstrated both compatibility between the guitarists and the distinctiveness of the two when heard in combination. Add drummer Peter Erskine and you had a bona fide supergroup, albeit in retrospect a short-lived one, before Frisell and Scofield would establish their own substantial careers as leaders. The guitarists revealed symmetry, spaciousness, and a soaring stance, buoyed by the simplicity of their rhythm mates. This is immediately achieved on the introductory track, "Samurai Hee-Haw," as hummable, head-swimming, and memorable a melody as there ever has been, and a definite signature sound.

Anthony Braxton - What's New In The Tradition (1991) {Steeplechase}

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Anthony Braxton - What's New In The Tradition (1991) {Steeplechase}

Anthony Braxton - What's New In The Tradition (1991) {Steeplechase}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 593 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 219 mb
Genre: jazz, free jazz

What's New In The Tradition is a 1991 compilation CD by American jazz saxophonist Anthony Braxton. it combines two albums he released in 1974 and 1976, In The Tradition and In The Tradition Volume 2 with a few bonus tracks. This comes courtesy of Steeplechase.

Miles Davis - The Real... Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

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Miles Davis - The Real... Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

Miles Davis - The Real… Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.22 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 03:26:47
Hard Bop, Cool, Trumpet Jazz, Modal Jazz | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88697915492

The three-disc anthology The Real…Miles Davis: The Ultimate Miles Davis Collection brings together tracks the legendary trumpeter recorded for Columbia during the '50s and '60s. These are some of Davis' best-known and most influential recordings when he was at the height of his pre-fusion, modern jazz career. Included are such cuts as "So What," "I Thought About You," "Stella by Starlight," "Milestones," and more.

The Vinny Golia Large Ensemble - Portland 1996 (1996) {9 Winds} **[RE-UP]**

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The Vinny Golia Large Ensemble - Portland 1996 (1996) {9 Winds} **[RE-UP]**

The Vinny Golia Large Ensemble - Portland 1996 (1996) {9 Winds}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 419 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 177 mb
Genre: jazz, free jazz

An official CD recorded 13 February, 1996 at Warner Pacific College, Portland Oregon, USA "as part of (The Vinny Golia) Large Ensemble's 1996 West Coast tour. This disc contains the second set recorded in its entirety." This was released by the 9 Winds label.

Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath - Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath (1971) Reissue 1994

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Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath - Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath (1971) Reissue 1994

Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath - Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath (1971)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:40
African Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Repertoire | # REP 4468-WP

An album that fuses the influence of African music, jazz-rock, and free improvisation, Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath shares affinities with the '70s music of Don Cherry and Miles Davis. Somewhat of a legendary album amongst collectors of British jazz and fusion, the LP was originally released in the '70s and in early 2002 finally became reissued by the Italian label Akarma. Enlisted on the session were the talents of a group of extraordinary musicians from the free jazz, progressive rock, and improvisation scenes. Chris McGregor led the group on piano and African xylophone with Malcolm Griffiths and Nick Evans on trombones, Mongezi Feza on pocket trumpet and Indian flute, Mark Charig on cornet, Harry Beckett on trumpet, and Dudu Pukwana on alto saxophone. Ronnie Beer's tenor saxophone is outstanding, and pitched up against Alan Skidmore's tenor and soprano saxophone, completing a massive horn section, are two bigger names: '70s U.K. jazzman Mike Osborne on alto saxophone and clarinet and John Surman on baritone and soprano saxophone.

Mal Waldron Quintet with Steve Lacy - One-Upmanship (1998)

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Mal Waldron Quintet with Steve Lacy - One-Upmanship (1998)

Mal Waldron Quintet with Steve Lacy - One-Upmanship (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Enja Records, ENJA 2092 2 | ~ 340 or 150 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 73 Mb
Free Jazz

Pianist Mal Waldron and soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy first recorded together in the late-'50s. Both spent most of the careers working and living in Europe, and this album was recorded in Germany. Both musicians mix a precise sense of angularity with deeply emotive poetics…

The Carla Bley Band - Musique Mecanique (1978) {Watt}

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The Carla Bley Band - Musique Mecanique (1978) {Watt}

The Carla Bley Band - Musique Mecanique (1978) {Watt}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 218MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 122MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop, Experimental Big Band

Carla Bley's tentet performs some of her most colorful themes on this often-humorous and generally stimulating set. "Jesus Maria and Other Spanish Strains" and the three-part "Musique Mecanique" are particularly memorable. This is the perfect setting for Bley's music, with such musicians as trumpeter Michael Mantler, Gary Windo on tenor and bass clarinet, trombonist Roswell Rudd and Bob Stewart on tuba making their presence felt.

Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017) {Intakt}

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Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017) {Intakt}

Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017) {Intakt}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 321MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation

Since the mid-2000s, British pianist, composer, Alexander Hawkins (Evan Parker, Chicago/London Underground) has become a force to be reckoned with, largely within Europe's exploratory progressive jazz and improvising circles. As a collaborator and solo artist, the pianist transmits a distinctive line of attack, where melody and free-form extrapolations enjoy a happy coexistence. On this studio set, he teams with notable performance artist, abstract vocalist and fellow Brit, Elaine Mitchener (Phil Minton, George Lewis) for a semi-structured set highlighted by the quartet's deconstruction of some standards and free-jazz sax icon Archie Shepp's, "Blasé."

Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill - Buster Bee (2002)

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Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill - Buster Bee (2002)

Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill - Buster Bee (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sackville Recordings, SKCD2-3018 | ~ 161 or 108 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 41 Mb
Free Jazz

~ Recorded at Eastern Sound, Toronto on March 1st, 1978 ~

Bobby McFerrin - Circlesongs (1997) {Sony Classical}

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Bobby McFerrin - Circlesongs (1997) {Sony Classical}

Bobby McFerrin - Circlesongs (1997) {Sony Classical}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 150dpi | 252MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Free Improvisation

We can always expect something new from Mr. McFerrin. Circlesongs is a recording of eight spontaneous vocal improvisations sung by twelve singers and Bobby. Three basses, three tenors, three altos and three sopranos create the vocal textures around which Bobby weaves his lilting solos. The songs are very like chant because of the repeating and rhythmic sounds which truly have a circular sound. Words are eschewed in favor of syllables of sound, a style McFerrin explains, "I've always felt that singing a song without words makes one song a thousand songs because the people who hear it can bring their own stories to it."

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.

Derek Bailey, John Zorn, William Parker - Harras (1995) {Avant Japan AVAN056}

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Derek Bailey, John Zorn, William Parker - Harras (1995) {Avant Japan AVAN056}

Derek Bailey, John Zorn, William Parker - Harras (1995) {Avant Japan AVAN056}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Avant / Disk Union Japan | AVAN056
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Improvisation

A stellar trio of free improvisers, each respective kings of the avant-garde jazz scene in different capacities. British improvisation legend Derek Bailey has played with practically every musician of note in the European improvised music community from the early '60s through to the end of the century and is arguably one of the single most important practitioners in the genre. John Zorn is similarly an extraordinarily influential figure in the American avant-garde music scene and William Parker is a leading solo performer and bandleader who carried free jazz through the late half of the century into new dimensions.