Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue - Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue - Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue - Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 60:15 minutes | 1,11 GB
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Pi Recordigns, Official Digital Download

Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses, the new work by sui generis vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jen Shyu, is a collection of songs devoted to the marginalized voices of women around the world, and a profound elegy to personal loss. It follows Song of Silver Geese (Pi 2017), which The New York Times named one of the best albums of the year, and Downbeat called “spellbinding” and “rapturous.”

Irène Schweizer & Hamid Drake - Celebration (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Irène Schweizer & Hamid Drake - Celebration (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Irène Schweizer & Hamid Drake - Celebration (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 43:55 minutes | 506 MB
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Intakt Records, Official Digital Download

Piano-Drums Duos are the preferred playing arrangement of pianist Irène Schweizer. Her mastery of duets with important drummers of contemporary jazz are documented on numerous Intakt CDs. Han Bennink, Pierre Favre, Louis Moholo, Günter Baby Sommer, Andrew Cyrille and Joey Baron among them.

Charles Mingus - Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Charles Mingus - Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Charles Mingus - Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 269:48 minutes | 1,99 GB
Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: BBE Music, Official Digital Download

The radical discovery by Amir Abdullah of 5 two-track master tapes in the care of Hermine Brooks ­– widow of innovative Detroit drummer Roy Brooks – of the Charles Mingus Quintet recorded live in Detroit at Strata Concert Gallery is cause for some serious celebration.

Henry Kaiser, Stein Urheim, Benedicte Maurseth & Danielle DeGruttola - Be Here Whenever (2021) [Of Digital Download 24/96]

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Henry Kaiser, Stein Urheim, Benedicte Maurseth & Danielle DeGruttola - Be Here Whenever (2021) [Of Digital Download 24/96]

Henry Kaiser, Stein Urheim, Benedicte Maurseth & Danielle DeGruttola - Be Here Whenever (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 48:04 minutes | 953 MB
Avant-Garde Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Jazzland Recordings, Official Digital Download

Be Here Whenever is a perfect circle of nine creations by Danielle de Gruttola (Cello), Henry Kaiser (Guitar), Benedicte Maurseth (Hardanger Fiddle) and Stein Urheim (Guitar). It is music filled with the intense mindfulness that comes when one is confronted by nature at its most awe-inspiring, those places where one becomes acutely aware of how small they are within this world, never mind the cosmos beyond its thin atmosphere.

John Dwyer, Ted Byrnes, Greg Coates, Tom Dolas, Brad Caulkins - Endless Garbage (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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John Dwyer, Ted Byrnes, Greg Coates, Tom Dolas, Brad Caulkins - Endless Garbage (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

John Dwyer, Ted Byrnes, Greg Coates, Tom Dolas, Brad Caulkins - Endless Garbage (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 26:32 minutes | 554 MB
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Castle Face, Official Digital Download

Oh Sees genius John Dwyer beguiles us with another side-project following the ‘Bent Arcana’ and ‘Witch Egg’ jazz-influenced albums in 2020 and 2021. This time working with Ted Byrnes, Greg Coates, Tom Dolas and Brad Caulkins - all recording completely remotely from each other - ‘Endless Garbage’ is full of instinctive but virtuoso performances recalling early Kraftwerk.

Dominique Pifarély Quartet - Nocturnes (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Dominique Pifarély Quartet - Nocturnes (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Dominique Pifarély Quartet - Nocturnes (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 48:27 minutes | 857 MB
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Clean Feed Records, Official Digital Download

Any new recording by French violinist Dominique Pifarély is good news. Being his quartet with Antonin Rayon,Bruno Chevillon and François Merville his more enduring band, this former companion of the also French reedist Louis Sclavis benefits from the maturity of this project, gained through the years, but also from an attitude of always reinventing itself, going to places that we not explored before.

Marius Neset - A New Dawn (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Marius Neset - A New Dawn (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marius Neset - A New Dawn (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 37:31 minutes | 650 MB
Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: ACT Music, Official Digital Download

The energy and the unassailable virtuosity with which Marius Neset burst onto the scene have not been forgotten. Back in 2004, as a nineteen-year old student recently moved to Copenhagen, he won the Talent Award at Norway’s Nattjazz Festival.

Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble - Where Future Unfolds (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble - Where Future Unfolds (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble - Where Future Unfolds (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 46:41 minutes | 500 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Spiritual Jazz | Label: International Anthem, Official Digital Download

Where Future Unfolds is a new work spirited by Chicago-based sound & visual artist Damon Locks. Starting as a solo sound collage piece (where Locks pulled samples from Civil Rights era speeches and recordings to create an improvisational pallet for performance on his drum machine), over 4 years the project has blossomed into his 15-piece Black Monument Ensemble – featuring musicians (including Angel Bat Dawid on clarinets and Dana Hall on drums), singers (alumni of the Chicago Children's Choir), and dancers (members of Chicago youth dance company Move Me Soul).

Black Monument Ensemble & Damon Locks - NOW (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Black Monument Ensemble & Damon Locks - NOW (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Black Monument Ensemble & Damon Locks - NOW (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 30:33 minutes | 306 MB
Avant-Garde Jazz, Spiritual Jazz | Label: International Anthem, Official Digital Download

Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble’s new album "NOW" was created in the final throes of Summer 2020, following months of pandemic-induced fear & isolation, the explosion of social unrest, struggle & violence in the streets, and as the certain presence of a new reality had fully settled in.

Natural Information Society - descension (Out of Our Constrictions) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Natural Information Society - descension (Out of Our Constrictions) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Natural Information Society - descension (Out of Our Constrictions) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 74:45 minutes | 835 MB
Jazz, Modern Creative, Psychedelic | Label: Eremite Records, Official Digital Download

Rich in musical associations yet utterly singular in its voice, joyous with an inner tranquility, the music of Natural Information Society is unlike any other being made today. Their sixth album in eleven years for eremite records, descension (Out of Our Constrictions) is the first to be recorded live, featuring a set from London’s Cafe OTO with veteran English free-improv great Evan Parker, & the first to feature just one extended composition. The 75-minute performance, inspired by the galvanizing presence of Parker, is a sustained bacchanalia of collective ecstasy. You could call it their party album.

Charles Mingus - The Music of Mingus '77 (Remastered) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Charles Mingus - The Music of Mingus '77 (Remastered) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Charles Mingus - The Music of Mingus '77 (Remastered) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 52:12 minutes | 1,01 GB
Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: High Fidelity Masters, Official Digital Download

Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader. A major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians and composers in history, with a career spanning three decades and collaborations with other jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dannie Richmond, and Herbie Hancock.

Fire! - Defeat (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Fire! - Defeat (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Fire! - Defeat (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 36:14 minutes | 696 MB
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Rune Grammofon, Official Digital Download

Not the most optimistic title for pressing times, but the music sees Fire! tracking new paths and reaching new levels of excellence, still honoring their 12 year old vow of presenting a fresh approach to improvised music. Their debut album, You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago, was released in 2009 to wide international acclaim. “The basic strategy of pairing the expressive energy of free jazz with a sturdy sense of groove has yielded something potent and self-contained” (New York Times). Between this and Defeat there´s been five albums, including collaborations with Jim O´Rourke (Unreleased?, 2011) and Oren Ambarchi (In The Mouth A Hand, 2012).

Jeff Mills - Counter Active (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Jeff Mills - Counter Active (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Jeff Mills - Counter Active (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 41:26 | 440 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Jeff Mills and Jean-Phi Dary mint their new project, The Paradox with a plush suite of deep Afrobeat meets Detroit techno and jazz for Mills’ Axis empire.

Marion Brown - Porto Novo (RSD 2020 Vinyl) (1969/2020) [24bit/192kHz]

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Marion Brown - Porto Novo (RSD 2020 Vinyl) (1969/2020) [24bit/192kHz]

Marion Brown - Porto Novo (RSD 2020 Vinyl) (1969/2020)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:46 minutes | 1,3 GB | Artwork - 22 MB
Free Jazz | Label: Org Music

Altoist Marion Brown is perhaps best known for performances on albums by his contemporaries, such as Coltrane's Ascension, but Brown stands on his own as one of the most creative and important forces to come out of the 1960s avant-garde jazz movement. Porto Novo is widely regarded as one of Brown's best recordings, captured during a 1967 session in Holland at the peak of his creative powers, accompanied by bassist Maarten van Regteben Altena and drummer Han Bennink. Previously out of print for decades, the recording has now been remastered for a long-overdue reissue on audiophile-grade vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day 2020.

Frequency Disasters - Frequency Disasters (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Frequency Disasters - Frequency Disasters (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Frequency Disasters - Frequency Disasters (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 52:22 minutes | 1,06 GB
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Confront, Official Digital Download

Low-frequency, high-impact events such as earthquakes and tsunamis are not preventable, three bodies in a room sonically engaging are even less so. Beresford’s architectural narrative drives Magaletti and Martino’s rhythmic interventions into compelling short stories about dancing, dressing in rags, dreaming, swallowing, flight, famine, transformation, and dystopias/utopias.