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 Atrás del Cosmos - Cold Drinks, Hot Dreams (vinyl LP)
2024
Blank Forms - Records
forthcoming
Issued on LP for the first time, Atrás del Cosmos's Cold Drinks, Hot Dreams,, originally issued on cassette in 1980, is a heady and lush live set by who many consider to be the first free jazz ensemble in Mexico.
Alexander von Schlippenbach - ... über Ursache und Wirkung der Meinungsverschiedenheiten beim Turmbau zu Babel (2 vinyl LP + DVD + booklet + libretto box set)
2024
Edition Telemark
A music drama performed in the Hebbel Theatre Berlin in 1994—a key work from Sven-Åke Johansson & Alexander von Schlippenbach.
Pierre Bastien - Aquapelagos - Vol.2: Índico (vinyl LP)
2024
Discrepant
Presenting the second thematic volume on the "Aquapelagos" series, a collection of split LPs where selected artists offer their own take into water surrounded cultures and communities, Discrepant introduces an unique collaboration in the series in the shape of no other than two improvising giants, Mike Cooper and Pierre Bastien. This volume blows the lid wide open with a sound journey inspired by the equally majestic and mysterious Indian Ocean, a wide space of open ocean bounded by Africa, to the west, Asia to the north and north-west and Australia, to the south west.
Arthur Clees - Live in Luxembourg, December 3rd 2021 (vinyl LP)
2024
Mint.conception.recordings
Four excerpts from a duo concert by Arthur Clees (drums) and Jan Jelinek (live electronics).
Mike Cooper - Oceans Of Milk And Treacle (book + CD)
2023
Room40
Mike Cooper's new masterful experiment mixing free jazz, Oceanic, and Hawaiian inspirations, in collaboration with Geoff Hawkins, Jon Raskin and Tim Hill (saxophone), Elliott Sharp and Michael Thieke (clarinet), Scot Ray (lap steel guitar) and choreographer and dancer Ariella Vidach.
Maurice Louca - Moonshine (vinyl LP)
2023
Sub Rosa
A live, raw, collective sound by Maurice Louca & his band Elephantine.
Jacques Ponzio - Monk ABC
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
Lenka lente
A collection of quotations from Thelonious Monk, organized as an alphabet book (new revised and augmented edition). More than a hundred entries based on the testimonies of musicians (Steve Lacy, Sahib Shihab, Henri Renaud) and journalists (Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler, Val Wilmer…).
Wesley Brown - Blue in Green (paperback edition)
2023
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.
Blank Forms - Sound Signatures
2023
English edition
Blank Forms
Blank Forms - Blank Forms Journal
currently out of stock
The penultimate Blank Forms anthology presents new, in-depth interviews with musicians Theo Parrish, Amelia Cuni, Akio Suzuki, and more.
Makoto Sato - Espace en l\'espèce (CD)
2023
ReQords
New improvised quartet synthesizer / voice / accordion / saxophone / drums, recorded in concert in Paris then mixed / edited by Jean-Marc Foussat.
Moki Cherry - Blank Forms - Organic Music Societies
2023
English edition
Blank Forms
Blank Forms - Blank Forms Journal
(last copies available!)
Archival documents and new writings on the intermedia collaborations of avant-garde jazz trumpeter Don Cherry and textile artist Moki Cherry.
Eric Thielemans - Double Consciousness (vinyl LP)
2023
Matière Mémoire
Over the course of 40 minutes, the guitar treatments of composer, multi-instrumentalist and label head (Black Truffle) Oren Ambarchi (he also plays an audobon bird call) and the percussive work of Eric Thielemans perfectly merge in an outstanding improvisational session.
Loren Connors - Let the Darkness Fall (vinyl LP)
2023
Recital
(last copies available!)
The first vinyl edition of Let the Darkness Fall, a forgotten corner from the vast discography of Suzanne Langille & Loren Connors, joined here by David Daniell and Andrew Burnes (of the Atlanta-based group San Agustin).
Sun Ra - Interview with Charlie Morrow - New York, 1989 (vinyl LP)
2023
Recital
A newly unearthed recording of an interview between Sun Ra and composer, sound and intermedia artist and Fluxus associate Charlie Morrow recorded at his New York studio in 1989. This outstanding voice-only recording develops more like a kaleidoscopic sermon than any standard interview.
Ahmed Abdullah - A Strange Celestial Road - My Time in the Sun Ra Arkestra
2023
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
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.
Sakina Abdou - Goodbye Ground (CD)
2023
various
The first solo album of the French saxophonist, flutist and visual artist Sakina Abdou is the culmination of a path initiated more than twenty years ago on various aesthetic paths and in different contexts and artistic experiments, of a sound research started in 2021 around the solo saxophone, and of a tour in the United States in the fall of 2022.
Noël Akchoté - Guitare Conversation
2023
French edition
Lenka lente
In a long conversation about the guitar(s), Philippe Robert and Noël Akchoté sift through the history of the instrument and its practice, from the Renaissance lute to the 12-string, from the Stratocaster to the tabletop guitar surrounded by utensils and effects, from the blues to free improvisation.
Derek Bailey - New York 1982 (vinyl LP)
2023
Recital
An album of lost Derek Bailey sessions recorded with his friend and collaborator Charlie Morrow, that testifies to his art of collective experimentation.
Roscoe Mitchell - Sound American - The Roscoe Mitchell Issue
2022
English edition
Sound American
Sound American #29 celebrates Art Ensemble of Chicago founder and American iconoclast, Roscoe Mitchell.
Harutaka Mochizuki - Eugène (book + mini CD)
2022
French edition
Lenka lente
An essay by Guillaume Belhomme on the singularly modern work of the painter Eugène Carrière (1849-1906), accompanied by a piece by Japanese saxophonist Harutaka Mochizuki, inspired by the master's paintings.
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.
Tony Buck - SPILL - Mycelium (vinyl LP)
2022
Corvo Records
currently out of stock
Since 2002, Berlin based musicians Tony Buck and Magda Mayas have been developing their duo music as SPILL, recording, touring and occasionally collaborating with international guests. Having spent the last 20 years establishing their unique approach to the piano and percussion combination, SPILL celebrates this milestone with the release of their 5th album Mycelium.
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
currently out of stock
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).
Jeff Parker - Mondays At The Enfield Tennis Academy (vinyl LP)
2022
Aguirre Records
2 LPs of long-form, lyrical, groove-based free improv by acclaimed guitarist and composer Jeff Parker and his ETA IVtet.
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.
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.
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.
John Corbett - Improvisation libre - Manuel d\'écoute
2022
French edition
Lenka lente
A how-to manual for free improvisation music.
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.
Don Cherry - Eternal Now (vinyl LP)
2022
various
currently out of stock
An impressive title on Don Cherry's far and wide discography. On this date he went literally East, playing Tibetan and Asian instruments. The album was originally released in 1974 on the Scandinavian label Sonet and highlights a session of the previous year with famous Swedish jazz improvisers Bengt Berger and Christer Bothen.
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
currently out of stock
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.
Eiko Ishibashi - For McCoy (vinyl LP)
2022
Black Truffle
Dedicated to the widely loved character of Jack McCoy, portrayed by Sam Waterston in Law & Order, For McCoy finds Eiko Ishibashi further exploring the unique space she has carved out in recent years, bringing together musique concrète techniques, ECM-inspired jazz, lush layers of synths and hints of pop into immersive and affecting structures.
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
Kohlhaas
16.50 12.50 €
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.
Louis Schild - Engamblant
2021
French edition
various
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
currently out of stock
A polyphonic evocation of the American saxophonist through the testimonies of some forty international musicians.
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
currently out of stock
Don Cherry's lost Summer House Sessions finally available over fifty years after they were recorded.
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