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Ahmed Abdullah - A Strange Celestial Road
2023
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
forthcoming
In this memoir, Harlem-born trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah recounts decades of national and international touring with the Sun Ra Arkestra and charts the rise of New York loft jazz scene, offering a fascinating portrait of advanced music in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan from the 1970s through the 1990s.
Harutaka Mochizuki - Eugène
2022
French edition
Lenka lente
forthcoming
Roscoe Mitchell - Sound American - The Roscoe Mitchell Issue
2022
English edition
Sound American
Sound American
forthcoming
Sound American #29 celebrates Art Ensemble of Chicago founder and American iconoclast, Roscoe Mitchell.
Derek Bailey - New York 1982 (vinyl LP)
2022
Recital
forthcoming
An album of lost Derek Bailey sessions recorded with his friend and collaborator Charlie Morrow, that testifies to his art of collective experimentation.
Eric Thielemans - ਚੈਨਲKAANALचैनलRÁÐעָרוּץ - Godbear Series 004 (vinyl LP)
2022
Matière Mémoire
An original meeting, powerful and explosive, between Charlemagne Palestine, Eric Thielemans and Oren Ambarchi.
Loren Connors - Night of Rain
2022
English edition
Recital
An art book by musician and artist Loren Connors, exploring his pictural practice.
Wesley Brown - Blue in Green
2022
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
Wesley Brown narrates the day when trumpeter Miles Davis was assaulted by the New York Police Department. A dramatic and humorous story, told from multiple perspectives including that of Frances Taylor, Davis's wife, and the musicians in Davis's bands: a timely meditation on the psychological impact of police brutality, through the lens of a day in the life of Miles Davis.
Free Jazz Communism
2022
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
Actualising the concert of Archie Shepp–Bill Dixon Quartet at the 8th World Festival of Youth and Students in Helsinki 1962, Free Jazz Communism contextualizes the politics of free jazz music in light of global decolonisation movements, anti-war activism, structures of racial capitalism, and forms of avant-garde music (new augmented edition).
Eric Thielemans - A New Score for Koyaanisqatsi (vinyl LP)
2022
Sub Rosa
Dark-folk songwriter Chantal Acda and beyond drums-percussion musician extraordinaire Eric Thielemans propose, after Phillip Glass, a new score for Koyaanisqatsi, re-actualising the incredibly beautiful, raw, rhythmic and touching images of this 80-ties cinematographic masterpiece.
The Cricket - Black Music in Evolution, 1968-69
2022
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
Complete facsimile of The Cricket, an important but underknown music magazine edited by poets and writers Amiri Baraka, A. B. Spellman, and Larry Neal in 1968–69—a rare document of the Black Arts Movement.
Loren Connors - Airs (vinyl LP)
2022
Recital
Second pressing of Recital's vinyl edition from 2015, perhaps the most approachable and beautiful in all of Loren Connors' catalog.
Jerry Hunt - Blank Forms - Transmissions from the Pleroma
2022
English edition
Blank Forms
Blank Forms - Blank Forms Journal
The height entry in Blank Forms' ongoing series of anthologies is devoted to the Amercian experimental musician/composer/intermedia artist Jerry Hunt.
Pierre Bastien - Sonic Folkways (vinyl LP)
2022
Discrepant
The French musician, composer and instrument builder returns to Discrepant label and brings an astonishing array of instruments from different cartographies and legacies.
Roberto Polillo - Jazz dietro le quinte
2022
Italian edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The photographic archives of Roberto Polillo who abundantly documented the concerts of the greatest American jazz musicians in Italy in the years 1960-1970.
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.
Quentin Rollet - Recorded Yesterday and on sale Today (CD)
2022
ReQords
A pair of contemporary music giants re-release a long-lost 2003 live recording, previously available only as a CD-R.
Quentin Rollet - Débordements (CD)
2022
ReQords
Soundscapes, drones, disruptive aberrations, textures and perplexingly absorbing interactions between French guitarist, graphic and sound artist Xavier Mussat and saxophonist Quentin Rollet, performing live at Instants Chavires, in Montreuil, France, in 2020, for eight diverse and unusual improvisations.
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.
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
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
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.
Quentin Rollet - Shampanskoye (CD)
2021
ReQords
An off-track, frenetic and exciting improvisation session bringing together musicians who have known each other for many years and are playing together for the first time.
Andrew Sharpley - Q&A - The New Me (CD)
2021
ReQords
An inspiring album that dissolves the boundary that too often separates live and studio, improvisation and composition.
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.
Quentin Rollet - Mettent une ambiance de malade ! (CD)
2020
ReQords
Quentin Rollet lays his mini tape synthesizer and saxophones on drum tracks recorded by Kim Giani in 2015, that is to say in the world before confinement. A humorous and energetic project, realized in a period of global boredom.
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.
Masayuki Takayanagi - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 1 + 2 (2 CD)
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.
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