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  • Black Unity Trio ‎– Al-Fatihah
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    2021 second edition. “Black Unity Trio – Al Fatihah quite possibly was the first independently released free jazz record ever. Originating in Oberlin, Ohio as the Black Unity Quartet, [...]

  • The Pharaohs ‎– The Awakening
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    Originally released in 1971. Reissued In 2012; 2021 repress. “Ubiquity Records presents a limited repressing of Awakening” by the legendary Pharaohs which is highly sought after and [...]

  • Ryo Fukui ‎– Mellow Dream
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    2021 repress. New “regular edition” on 140 gram vinyl. We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) present the official reissue of criminally overlooked Japanese jazz [...]

  • Sunny Murray’s Untouchable Factor ‎– Apple Cores
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    2021 restock. Featuring Frank Foster (soprano sax), Oliver Lake (alto sax), Jimmy Vass (alto sax), Youseff Yancy (trumpet, flugelhorn, theremin, various electro-acoustical sound manipulating [...]

  • Bruce Ackley, Greg Goodman, Henry Kaiser, Toshinori Kondo, Larry Ochs, Evan Parker, Jon Raskin, Andrew Voigt ‎– Metalanguage Festival Of Improvised Music 1980 – Volume 1: The Social Set
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    Metalanguage – ML 116/Beak Doctor – Beak Doctor 5 1981 US Pressing Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+

  • Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders – Promises
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    Sam (Floating Points): Pharoah… Pharoah: Huh…? Sam: Were you asleep? I’m sorry… Pharoah: No no… I was listening… and dreaming… and listening to music in [...]

  • Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders – Promises
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    Sam (Floating Points): Pharoah… Pharoah: Huh…? Sam: Were you asleep? I’m sorry… Pharoah: No no… I was listening… and dreaming… and listening to music in [...]

  • Gene Russell – New Direction
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    The first album released by the most sought-after label, bar none, among jazz collectors! And since keyboardist Gene Russell was at the artistic helm of Black Jazz, it was only natural that the [...]

  • Crazy Doberman – — / Haunted, Non / Haunted – 2nd pressing
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    The Doberman crew has been relentlessly touring the U.S. for years now, existing as a traveling band of frequent collaborators and changing lineups, consisting of often radically different [...]

  • Vernacular – The Little Bird CS
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    Generational Muse “Forty years ago a group of hipsters fled Manhattan for . . . has it even been that long? I cannot fathom for I’m still alive and so many of my comrades have fallen to [...]

  • Michael Foster & Ben Bennett – Contractions CS
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    Michael Foster: saxophones Ben Bennett: drums, percussion recorded over the course of 2019 by Don Forks at Palliative Studios Dedicated to Steve Dalachinsky 1946-2019

  • Chris Williams & Patrick Shiroishi – Sans Soleil CS
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    CHRIS WILLIAMS: Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Synth, Objects PATRICK SHIROISHI: Alto, Bari, Sopranino, Soprano and Tenor Saxophones, Clarinet, Electric Toothbrush, Glockenspiel Engineered by: [...]

  • Kuzu – The Glass Delusion LP
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    KUZU are back with another ripper. DAVE REMPIS – alto/tenor/baritone saxophones TASHI DORJI – guitar TYLER DAMON – drums Recorded October 13th, 2018 at Elastic Arts in Chicago [...]

  • [ahmed] – Nights on Saturn (communication)
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    “The journey of self-discovery, communing with the eternal sound. A musician steeped in multiple worlds; oceans apart yet closely connected in ancestral memory. Musicians such as Ahmed [...]

  • Sun Ra – Astro Black (pre-order)
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    One of a handful of albums Sun Ra released on the legendary Impulse! label in the early ’70s, Astro Black provides a comprehensive picture of where the Arkestra was around the time, drawing [...]

  • John Zorn – Chaos Magick (pre-order)
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    Nothing is true—everything is permitted. Chaos Magick is a contemporary magical practice based on the ideas of Austin Osman Spare. Remarkably inclusive, it embraces and has influenced the work of [...]

  • Gene Russell – New Direction (pre-order)
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    The first album released by the most sought-after label, bar none, among jazz collectors! And since keyboardist Gene Russell was at the artistic helm of Black Jazz, it was only natural that the [...]

  • Joe McPhee – Black Is The Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70
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    Never-before-issued music from three very different settings in upstate New York, all recorded in the period running up to Poughkeepsie multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee‘s Nation Time (CVSD [...]

  • Instant Composers Pool – Incipient ICP, 1966-71
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    The untold early history of Amsterdam’s seminal collective. Founded in 1967 by three of European free music’s leading lights — pianist Misha Mengelberg, drummer Han Bennink, and [...]

  • Dudu Pukwana, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, – Yi Yole
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    Corbett Vs. Dempsey present a reissue of Dudu Pukwana, Han Bennink and Misha Mengelberg‘s Yi Yole, originally released in 1979. Recorded at the ICP Jubileum, a festival in Uithoorn, [...]

  • ICP Tentet – Tetterettet
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    Corbett Vs. Dempsey present a reissue of ICP Tentet‘s Tetterettet, originally released in 1977. Recorded in 1977, the Instant Composers Pool’s Tetterettet is the first classic of the [...]

  • Peter Brotzmann,Evan Parker, Peter Bennink, Paul Rutherford, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg – Groupcomposing
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    Corbett vs. Dempsey presents a reissue of Misha Mengelberg‘s Groupcomposing, recorded in 1970 and originally released in 1978. Comprised of a one-time international free music supergroup, [...]

  • Milford Graves & Don Pullen – The Complete Yale Concert, 1966
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    For a performance at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, in spring of 1966, percussionist Milford Graves invited pianist Don Pullen to play duets. The two musicians had worked together in [...]

  • Milford Graves – Babi
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    R.I.P. Milford Graves, 1941-2021. Please watch the amazing Jake Meginsky documentary film “Milford Graves Full Mantis” if you haven’t had the chance (streaming freely in the [...]

  • Peter Brotzmann Group – Alarm
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    First vinyl reissue of Alarm by the Peter Brötzmann Group, originally released on FMP in 1983. Harry Miller: bass; Louis Moholo: drums; Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano; Peter Brötzmann: [...]

  • Cecil Taylor – Conquistador
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    For the second of Cecil Taylor’s two Blue Note albums (following Unit Structures), the innovative pianist utilized a sextet comprised of trumpeter Bill Dixon, altoist Jimmy Lyons, both [...]

  • Archie Shepp – Blase
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    “Originally recorded at Studio Davout in Paris on August 16th, 1969. An intense and sublime album by Archie Shepp with Lester Bowie and Malachi Flavors (from the Art Ensemble of Chicago) [...]

  • Alan Silva And His Celestial Communication Orchestra – Luna Surface
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    “Super-session recorded in Paris on August 17, 1969. Alan Silva collected here many of the top free jazz players of the time, an incredible 11-piece ensemble featuring, among others, [...]

  • Art Ensemble of Chicago – Message To Our Folks
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    Recorded August 12, 1969, Studio Saravah, Paris. Reproduction of the 1969 original; issued in a gatefold jacket.

  • Grachan Moncur III – Aco Dei De Madrugada
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    One of the first trombonists to explore free jazz, Grachan Moncur III recorded this album (his 2 nd as a leader for BYG) at the Studio Saravah in Paris on September 10 and November 4, 1969. [...]

  • Don Cherry – “Mu” Second Part
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    “An album recorded at Studio Saravah in Paris on August 22, 1969 by Don Cherry (pocket trumpet, piano, Indian flute, bamboo flute, voice, bells, percussions) with Ed Blackwell (drums, [...]

  • Pharoah Sanders – Thembi
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    Recorded with two different ensembles, Thembi was a departure from the slowly developing, side-long, mantra-like grooves Pharoah Sanders had been pursuing for most of his solo career. It’s [...]

  • Eric Dolphy – Out To Lunch
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    Free-flying Eric Dolphy veered into the contrarian zone in his musical approach on his one and only Blue Note album, Out to Lunch. Breaking away from the clichés of postbop jazz and speaking [...]

  • The Boston Creative Jazz Scene 1970-1983
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    In the 1970s Boston was a fertile ground for a very creative jazz scene. Small, independent venues ranging from lofts to churches to clubs opened up to support this thriving backdrop while jazz [...]

  • Michael Gregory Jackson – Clarity
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    Before his career-defining records on Arista/Novus in the 80s and 90s, jazz and fusion guitarist Michael Gregory Jackson recorded his debut for ESP-Disk . The sessions, recorded in New York, [...]

  • Albert Ayler – In Greenwich Village
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    This LP is Ayler’s first Impulse set. There are two selections apiece from a pair of live appearances with Ayler having a rare outing on alto on the emotional “For John [...]

  • Sunny Murray – An Even Break (never give a sucker)
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    Recorded November 22, 1969, Studio Saravah, Paris.

  • Grachan Moncur III – New Africa
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    21st volume in the BYG Actuel series; gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl. “A wonderful and fairly adventurous recording session that was taped in Paris on August 11, 1969 for one of the first [...]

  • Sunny Murray – Hommage To Africa
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    Third volume in the BYG Actuel series; gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl. “After three years as a member of Albert Ayler’s band (1964-1967), avant-garde jazz drummer Sunny Murray [...]

  • Jimmy Lyons – Other Afternoons
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    Ninth volume in the BYG Actuel series; gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl. “His first outing as a leader (recorded in Paris on August 15, 1969). Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) with Lester Bowie [...]

  • Archie Shepp & The Full Moon Ensemble – Live In Antibes (vol 2)
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    Recorded live at “Antibes – Juan-les-Pins” Jazz Festival, July 20, 1970, by O.R.T.F.

  • Full Blast – Farewell Tonic
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    Full Blast, live at the Tonic Club, New York, April 11, 2007. The recording of the last show ever in the legendary NYC club by Peter Brötzmann‘s Full Blast powerhouse was previously only [...]

  • Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, Masahiko Togashi, & Dave Holland – Live at Yubin Chokin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo on May 14, 1986
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    For this historical concert held at the Yubin Chokin Hall, in Tokyo on May 14, 1986, the legendary Japanese drummer Masahiko Togashi brought together an amazing line-up with such modern jazz [...]

  • Joe McPhee – Nation Time
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    2021 repress. “‘It’s been nearly five decades since Joe McPhee assembled a group of musicians to perform the weekend concerts that would become Nation Time, his debut LP. It was [...]

  • Brigitte Fontaine – s/t
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    2014 reissue Superior Viaduct – SV043 Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition -VG+ Avant garde chanson BLISS.

  • Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed – The Ritual And The Dance
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      Roscoe Mitchell: reeds Mike Reed: drums, electronics Recorded by Michael Huon at the Oorstof concert series Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp, Belgium, October 22, 2015. Live concert produced by [...]

  • Montgomery And Turner – Sounds Passing Through Circumstances
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    *This is a pre-order. Will ship when in hand* Jayve Montgomery: Saxophone, Flute, and effects. Nick Turner: Mellotron and effects.

  • Jeremiah Cymerman/Charlie Looker – A Horizon Made Of Canvas
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    released February 5, 2021 Jeremiah Cymerman: clarinets, pedals Charlie Looker, guitars, piano