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Harutaka Mochizuki - Eugène
2022
French edition
Lenka lente
forthcoming
Roberto Polillo - Jazz dietro le quinte
2022
Italian edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
forthcoming
The photographic archives of Roberto Polillo who abundantly documented the concerts of the greatest American jazz musicians in Italy in the years 1960-1970.
John Corbett - Improvisation libre - Manuel d\'écoute
2022
French edition
Lenka lente
forthcoming
A how-to manual for free improvisation music.
Jerry Hunt - Blank Forms - Transmissions from the Pleroma
2022
English edition
Blank Forms
Blank Forms - Blank Forms Journal
forthcoming
The height entry in Blank Forms' ongoing series of anthologies is devoted to the Amercian experimental musician/composer/intermedia artist Jerry Hunt.
Pat Thomas - \
2022
Édition Gamut
A tribute to Cecil Taylor's Akisakila, re-imagined & arranged by Pat Thomas piano & XT: Paul Abbott (drums, synthetic sounds) and Seymour Wright (actual & potential saxophone).
Le son du grisli - Rétrospective
2022
French edition
Le son du grisli
Lenka lente
The retrospective of the website and the magazine Le son du grisli (2004-2021): 16 portraits and 38 interviews of musicians, 842 record and concert reviews.
Loren Connors - Portrait of a Soul (2 vinyl 10\
2022
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Beautiful reissue of the 2000 album on FBWL, guitar ballads about Day, Evening, Night and Dawn, a major album in the discography of Loren Connors, which he considers his most personal record. Remastered in 2014 by Taylor Deupree at 12k.
Maurice Louca - Elephantine (vinyl LP)
2022
Sub Rosa
A long form composition of six movements from Maurice Louca, with the Lebanese improvisational group A Trio, featuring Anthea Caddy, Khaled Yassine, and Christina Kazaryan, between Arabic music and psychedelic folk.
Maurice Louca - Elephantine – Limited Edition (marbled vinyl LP)
2022
Sub Rosa
A long form composition of six movements from Maurice Louca, with the Lebanese improvisational group A Trio, featuring Anthea Caddy, Khaled Yassine, and Christina Kazaryan, between Arabic music and psychedelic folk.
Don Cherry - The Summer House Sessions (vinyl LP)
2021
Blank Forms - Records
(last copies available!)
Don Cherry's lost Summer House Sessions finally available over fifty years after they were recorded.
Armando Alleyne - A Few of My Favorites
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The first book on the New York painter's eclectic iconography of jazz musicians, boxers, Black American icons and friends.
Blank Forms - The Cowboy\'s Dreams of Home
2021
English edition
Blank Forms
Blank Forms - Blank Forms Journal
The seventh entry in an ongoing series of anthologies, this book features rare poems alongside new essays and interviews that engage the artists and themes explored elsewhere in Blank Forms' public programming: Terry Allen, Thulani Davis and Jessica Hagedorn, Sarah Hennies and Judith Hamann, Tashi Wada and Charles Curtis, Milford Graves, Graham Lambkin by Alan Licht, Still House Plants, Angel Bat Dawid...
Alessandro Bosetti - Didone (vinyl LP)
2021
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
A "poly-autobiographical" musical combinatory poem inspired by the life stories of a group of musicians whose testimonies Alessandro Bosetti has collected, exploring the shifting and multiple dimension of identities through voice expression, between electro-acoustic research, jazz and experimental opera.
 Triosk - Triosk Meets Jan Jelinek - 1+3+1 (vinyl LP)
2021
Faitiche
Remastered edition of Sydney trio Triosk and Jan Jelinek's loop-based jazz project.
Louis Schild - Engamblant
2021
French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This edition, printed in serigraphy, delivers the reworked transcription of a recorded interview between musicians Jacques Demierre and Louis Schild, in which the notion of surveying and measurement is examined, among other things and in a conversational manner (with a musical transcription and a contribution from the playwright Michèle Pralong).
Guillaume Tarche - Steve Lacy (Unfinished)
2021
texts in English and French
Lenka lente
A polyphonic evocation of the American saxophonist through the testimonies of some forty international musicians.
Moki Cherry - Blank Forms - Organic Music Societies
2021
English edition
Blank Forms
Blank Forms - Blank Forms Journal
Archival documents and new writings on the intermedia collaborations of avant-garde jazz trumpeter Don Cherry and textile artist Moki Cherry.
Don Cherry - Organic Music Theatre - Festival de jazz de Chateauvallon 1972 (CD)
2021
Blank Forms - Records
Don Cherry’s New Researches featuring Naná Vasconcelos.
Don Cherry - The Summer House Sessions (CD)
2021
Blank Forms - Records
Don Cherry's lost Summer House Sessions finally available over fifty years after they were recorded.
Lotus Eddé Khouri - 7 lines (CD)
2021
Édition Gamut
A heterophonic musical piece for performative concert, composed by the choreographer Lotus Eddé Khouri.
Philippe Robert - Free Jazz Manifesto
2021
texts in English and French
Lenka lente
169 fundamental free jazzrecords recommended in 180 pages by Maurizio & Roberto Opalio (My Cat Is An Alien) and Philippe Robert, from must-have classics to indispensable curiosities.
Sven-Åke Johansson - Night Music - First recordings (vinyl LP + 2 CD)
2021
Edition Telemark
"Night Music" unearthes Sven-Åke Johansson's very first recordings from 1964—made with his Tandberg tape recorder in the Kronenburg Bar, a dive bar in the red-light district in Münster/Westfalen (West Germany). There he performed jazz versions of popular songs and standards with Uwe Wegner (piano) and Gerold Flasse (double bass), sometimes joined by Dutch singer Jenny Gordee. Young Udo Lindenberg was a frequent guest at the Kronenburg Bar
Claude Parle - Entre le majeur et l\'annulaire
2021
French edition
ARTDERIEN
19 poems and 23 chronicles of improvised music concerts (Albert Ayler, Sophie Agnel, Raymond Boni, Hélène Breschand, Steve Dalechinsky, Joëlle Léandre, Seijiro Murayama, Jean-François Pauvros, Barre Phillips, and many others).
Maxine Gordon - Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant
2021
French edition
Lenka lente
Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his "solo" turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present.
Benjamin Bondonneau - Le Diable ermite - Augiéras (CD)
2021
Le Chant du Moineau / Casta - Records
Compositions and epistolary improvisations, in tribute to the writer François Augiéras.
Masayuki Takayanagi - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 2 (vinyl LP)
2020
Blank Forms - Records
Reissue of a classic example of Masayuki Takayanagi's “non section music” from 1975.
Le son du grisli
2020
French edition
Le son du grisli
Lenka lente
Featuring: Jacques Delamain, Ghédalia Tazartès, Paul Sérusier, John Butcher, Keith Rowe & Cornelius Cardew, Kaoru Abe... and 130 chronicles.
Eric Thielemans - P V T (vinyl LP)
2020
Matière Mémoire
In October 2013, Charlemagne Palestine, Mika Vainio and Eric Thielemans got together for the first time, meeting each other at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels, for a 4 day residency and 2 live performances. The music of the residency takes, edited by Thielemans, mixed and mastered by Frederic Allstadt, is now released on Matière Mémoire and Godbear, Charlemagne Palestine's archival music label.
 Das Moabiter Duo - Recovered (vinyl LP)
2020
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
A previously unreleased concert recording from 1983 by Das Moabiter Duo (Sven-Åke Johansson and Thomas Kapielski). An eclectic improvisation associating drums, electronics and concrete music, offering a snapshot of the experimental Berlin scene of the 1980s.
Benjamin Bondonneau - Ville sauvage (2 CD)
2020
Le Chant du Moineau / Casta - Records
Vast cross-composition by Jean-Yves Bosseur and Benjamin Bondonneau created for the Bordeaux ensemble le Un. A wild thought towards Claude Lévi-Strauss and his notion of "bricolage".
Loren Connors - Autumn\'s Sun
2019
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
The definitive edition of Loren Connors' texts.
Joseph Jarman - Black Case Volume I and II - Return From Exile
2019
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
The republication in print form of the poems of Art Ensemble of Chicago's founding member breathes new life into a forgotten document of the Black Arts Movement.
Joëlle Léandre - Désordre (CD)
2019
Montagne Noire
Joëlle Léandre (double bass, voice) and Alexandra Grimal (saxophones, voice) compose, improvise and underline the freedom of musical creation.
Patty Waters - Live (vinyl LP)
2019
Blank Forms - Records
An exceptional live performance in which the legendary avant-garde jazz singer pays tribute to Cecil Taylor, Billie Holiday and Ornette Coleman.
Patty Waters - Live (CD)
2019
Blank Forms - Records
An exceptional live performance in which the legendary avant-garde jazz singer pays tribute to Cecil Taylor, Billie Holiday and Ornette Coleman.
Masayuki Takayanagi - April is the cruellest month (CD)
2019
Blank Forms - Records
Masayuki Takayanagi's legendary “lost” album.
Torbjörn Zetterberg - “Hi! Who are you?” (vinyl LP)
2019
Matière Mémoire
(last copies available!)
The Santos Silva / Zetterberg / Lindwall trio's second album takes the musical creation a step further by adding live electronics for real time sound treatment to an unique conceptual approach to composition & improvisation rooted in both free jazz and contemporary classical music.
 Populäre Mechanik - Hi-Fi Is Sweeping the Country! (2 vinyl LP)
2019
Edition Telemark
Recordings made between 2005 and 2014 by the experimental German band.
Snapshot - Jazz Now Jazz Aus Der DDR (2 vinyl LP)
2019
Song Cycle Records
(last copies available!)
In August 1979, East German musicians were invited to perform a three-day festival in West Berlin. Billed as “Jazz Now,” this landmark meeting was recorded and initially released by Free Music Production. From stunning duos to challenging small-group performances, from large rave-ups to Mingus nods, Snap- shot” provides much more than that name suggests. It's as complete a portrait of jazz in the GDR as you're ever likely to find, and a moment in time that continues to reverberate—via these sounds—today.
Jean-Luc Cappozzo - Comité Zaoum - Épisode 1 (CD)
2019
Le Chant du Moineau / Casta - Records
Concert by the improviser quartet recorded in public on September 22, 2018 at the Romanesque church in Vézac (France).
Eli Keszler - Stadium (2 vinyl LP)
2018
Shelter Press - Records
(last copies available!)
The ninth solo album of the American composer and percussionist reflects his move to Manhattan, where he produced Stadium. Starting with urban field recordings, he then builds on these environments to create subliminal spaces for his percussion, keyboards and acoustic instruments. Central to his work, his drumset and acoustic percussion performances are pushed to new levels with mesmerizing string and brass arrangements.
Eli Keszler - Stadium (CD)
2018
Shelter Press - Records
The ninth solo album of the American composer and percussionist reflects his move to Manhattan, where he produced Stadium. Starting with urban field recordings, he then builds on these environments to create subliminal spaces for his percussion, keyboards and acoustic instruments. Central to his work, his drumset and acoustic percussion performances are pushed to new levels with mesmerizing string and brass arrangements.
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