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Roscoe Mitchell Sextet – Sound (1966, 2018 reissue)

Roscoe Mitchell Sextet – Sound (1966, 2018 reissue)

Before any of those seminal recordings by the AACM family could happen, Roscoe Mitchell’s ‘Sound’ needed to.

Brandon Seabrook Trio – Convulsionaries (2018)

Brandon Seabrook Trio – Convulsionaries (2018)

The way a chamber string trio is being used by the Brandon Seabrook Trio for ‘Convulsionaries’ is bonafide wack. It’s akin to G.G. Allin hosting ‘Masterpiece Theater.’

Henry Kaiser/Simon Barker/Bill Laswell/Rudresh Mahanthappa – Mudang Rock (2018)

Henry Kaiser/Simon Barker/Bill Laswell/Rudresh Mahanthappa – Mudang Rock (2018)

Henry Kaiser has long found spiritual fulfillment playing music informed by the ancient songs of Korean Shamanism. This time he finds further fulfillment in the comradery of musicians who like him understand the power of the mudang.

Anteloper [Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary] – Kudu (2018)

Anteloper [Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary] – Kudu (2018)

Anteloper’s ‘Kudu’ suggests that there is so much art waiting to be tapped with only a trumpet, drums and a little bit of circuitry.

Roberto Maria Zorzi, Michael Manring, Scott Amendola – Facanapa & Umarells and the World Wide Crash (2018)

Roberto Maria Zorzi, Michael Manring, Scott Amendola – Facanapa & Umarells and the World Wide Crash (2018)

The new album by Roberto Maria Zorzi, Michael Manring and Scott Amendola relentlessly delivers surprises with sounds heretofore unheard.

Quoan – Fine Dining (2018)

Quoan – Fine Dining (2018)

Quoan’s ‘Fine Dining’ is a feast of so many ways two horns and a rhythm section can generate excitement and keep us guessing what happens next.

Elliott Sharp, with Mary Halvorson  and Marc Ribot – Err Guitar (2017)

Elliott Sharp, with Mary Halvorson and Marc Ribot – Err Guitar (2017)

‘Err Guitar’ by Elliott Sharp, Mary Halvorson and Marc Ribot is three masters of the outside guitar pushing each other to go even further out, making this a notably delirious entry in the catalogs of all three.

Kelly Moran – Bloodroot (2017)

Kelly Moran – Bloodroot (2017)

Kelly Moran’s ‘Bloodroot’ is not your common minimalist record, and even those who hadn’t embraced that style of music could be drawn to the strange peacefulness wrung from a prepared piano.

Raoul Björkenheim / eCsTaSy – Doors Of Perception (2017)

Raoul Björkenheim / eCsTaSy – Doors Of Perception (2017)

With eCsTaSy now six years running, Raoul Björkenheim decided to fully harness the trust built up with eCsTaSy over that time and ‘Doors Of Perception’ is the triumphant result.

Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal – Hide Ye Idols (2017)

Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal – Hide Ye Idols (2017)

Vinnie Sperrazza and his audacious crew once again stretch jazz across multiple red lines and force people to rethink what defines that idiom.

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