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[xs 36] ubiquo - salad (September 27, 2009)

If the holy graal of the free jazz, may goes through american musicians such as Frank zappa, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Peter Brotzmann, Charles Mingus or Evan Parker, going to the oriental world where important names of improvisation don't stop echoing, and where we can find musicians such as Kawabata Makoto, Otomo Yoshihide, Kenji Haino, among other, I am sure that we cannot say that we have a bad improvisation scene here in Portugal, although many times musicians rejected by the portuguese society as Carlos Zíngaro, António Pinho Vargas (in a past now in recovery), Nuno Rebelo, Vítor Rua, or Jorge Lima Barreto appear many times in an indiscrimination motion of marginalization of some of the best music that has been made in here for the last 20 years. it is right that although recent, and practically hidden and limited to the anonymous identity of life in the deep of portugal this project salad, of the authory of João Clemente created in May 2007 (first recordings) that is now presented in this release, takes the notion of free improvisation with base in pre-defined structures where most of the times the line which separetes the rigid structure and the free improvisation is almost imperceptible, at an high state, so high that it may even take the risk of becoming a reference in the national scene at medium long date. It's the author's papper to create a fluxus, where the motivic gathering, in a support close to the standard, lead to all this magic, in the style of what we can see in different contexts, and with different aesthetic backgrounds, in masada recordings of john zorn in his own label tzadik just as some of Frank Zappa work if we want to go a bit more back in the past. To notice also the possibility of future releases with another formations, dued to the existance of more studio recordings, and to the high notion of social structure present in all the musical trama. The spontaneous portuguese creation is in good health and it is highly recommended - a release to be listened and re-listened and enjoyed times without count.

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1ª Salada (Ubíquo String Quartet Salad) 6.99 MB
2ªSalada (Ubíquo String Quartet Salad) 10 MB
- 3ª Salada (Ubíquo String Quartet Salad) 2.94 MB
4ªSalada (Ubíquo String Quartet Salad) 10 MB
5ª Salada (Ubíquo String Quartet Salad) 3.81 MB
6ª Salada (Ubíquo String Quartet Salad) 3.82 MB
7ª Salada (Ubíquo String Quartet Salad) 6.99 MB
Já se pode falar (Ubíquo String Quartet Salad) 109 KB
8ª Salada (Ubíquo String Quartet Salad) 1.94 MB
Improv Salad (Ubíquo String Quartet Salad) 9.09 MB

Press Review written by Tiago Morgado - translated to english by Tiago Morgado
2008 (cc) XS Records - PT Netlabel
This audio is part of the collection: XS Records [portuguese netlabel]
Artist/Composer: joão paulo pissarra clemente
Date: 2009-09-27

Creative Commons license:
Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Portugal


Anthony Braxton, December 5, 1985

Anthony Braxton interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, December 5, 1985.

The distinguished composer and improvisor, recently appointed to the music faculty at Mills College in Oakland, discusses foundation materials for vocabulary and structural models in his music. Using the seminal composition JMK-80/CFN-7 (Composition 26b) which he premiered in 1971 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, Braxton illustrates his new methods of structuring sounds in time. Among his recent works is Trillium, a series of 36 autonomous acts which comprise 12 master operas. Dialogues A from this series was premiered in April 1985 in San Diego. As composer and performer, Braxton appears on 40 LPs. He has collaborated with Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp and others, and has recorded his own music from reed solos to work for large orchestras.
(from the Speaking of Music Program Guide, Fall 1985)

Date: 1985-12-05 00:00:00 - Source: Other Minds - Label / Recorded by: KPFA
Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs


Live at Shaffy Theater: A Concert by Two Dutch Jazz Greats (November 16, 1974)

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Recorded on Nov. 16, 1974 at the Shaffy Theater in Amsterdam, a concert of avant-garde jazz, performed by Willem Breuker on saxophones and clarinets and Leo Cuypers on piano. These two jazz greats from the Netherlands move seamlessly from radical free jazz to more lyrical musings, at times quoting famous popular melodies, before meandering back into more improvisational territory, all to the notable amusement of the audience. This energetic performance was recorded by the folks at VPRO Radio in the Netherlands just a month before the performance that was immortalized on the 1974 LP “Live in Shaffy”. Settle down for 48 minutes of continuous music from two of Holland's greatest jazz musicians.

This audio is part of the collection: Other Minds Archive, Date: 1974-11-16
Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States


The Miseducation of Music

James R. Sanders, spoken word

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The Miseducation of Music 1.09 MB 698 KB 542 KB

Me and My Cronies trio, nov 2008

Me and My Cronies
Jessup Davis: Tenor Sax
Dan Lieberman: Drums
ken restivo: keyboards and bass

With special guest Zori on Congas, shaker, and agogo on track #4 ("Fiesta del Mario")
Recorded at Room Three Studios ( in San Francisco from 10-23-08 to 11-08-08.

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Hobgoblet, Part 1 34 MB 4.71 MB 2.74 MB 7.53 MB
Hobgoblet, Part 2 11 MB 1.78 MB 1.16 MB 2.64 MB
Hobgoblet, Part 3 27 MB 3.87 MB 2.26 MB 6.15 MB
Fiesta del Mario 60 MB 9.28 MB 5.30 MB 15 MB
Three 38 MB 5.19 MB 2.97 MB 8.29 MB
Unlog 28 MB 4.01 MB 2.36 MB 6.41 MB

Silk and Bones, Sound Hand, by New Loft

"Silk and Bones", improvisation by New Loft, 2009-04-01. (ca. 34:00) Jimmy Ghaphery: alto sax, wood flute. Tim Harding: guitar, percussion. Sam Byrd: drums, percussion. New Loft is a free improv/free jazz group based in Richmond, Virginia.


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new_040109 364 MB 132 MB 27 MB 16 MB 47 MB


"Sound Hand", improvisation by New Loft, 2009-03-25. (ca. 17:00) Jimmy Ghaphery: alto sax. Tim Harding: guitar. Sam Byrd: drums, percussion, vocal.

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new_032509 185 MB 96 MB 14 MB 8.40 MB 25 MB

Violet+Bertrand Denzler - The Long March (2004)

Four compositions for alto sax, autoharp, prepared record player and sampler. Free music, lowercase reflections, and all out noise using extended performance techniques.

"Violet is the main project of ZeroMoon honcho Jeff Surak and Bertrand Denzler is a fantastic saxophone player. "The Long March" collects four pieces they recorded together using an array of instruments. These tracks range from the sporadic skronk of "Straw Sandals" to the harsh noise of "Inside the Liberated Area" and cover all the ground in between. On the former, Surak provides various atmospheric sounds while Denzler throws in random bursts of sounds. Screeches and squeals are common place here, and the foundation Surak lays is excellent. "Inside the Liberated Area" is loud and chaotic, much what I imagine the "liberated" area of Iraq is like these days. Not pretty at all. The best track is the ethereal "When the Cinnamon Flowers Bloom in Autumn." This piece drones in slow motion like a worker bee returning to the hive triumphantly carrying a days worth of pollen. It hums to perfection. "The Long March" is another excellent release on the ZeroMoon label, and there's something in these four tracks that will appeal to every listener." - foxy digitalis online

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Straw Sandals 3.68 MB 2.29 MB   3.54 MB

When the Cinnamon Flowers
Bloom in Autumn

4.44 MB 2.40 MB   3.83 MB
The Beach is Red 8.72 MB 5.77 MB
8.62 MB
Inside the Liberated Area 7.56 MB 5.17 MB
6.82 MB

Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet - Nfamoudou-Boudougou [HR038] 

Download 25 FREE songs at!

Jazz contemporary. A new great concert by the quintet, paying dues to Sun Ra, Don Cherry and Albert Ayler. Check their website

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The Dark Side Of Frigiliana 18 MB 2.13 MB 27 MB



3.17 MB
Tsurugi 37 MB 4.32 MB 52 MB   6.57 MB
Zubaida 44 MB 5.29 MB 64 MB   7.81 MB
Pensamiento 12 MB 1.32 MB 17 MB   1.97 MB
Mount Fuji 37 MB 4.51 MB 55 MB   6.74 MB
They Dwell On Other Planes 49 MB 5.93 MB 71 MB   8.78 MB
Nfamoudou-Boudougou 40 MB 4.73 MB 58 MB   7.43 MB
Cherenzig 74 MB 8.89 MB 110 MB   14 MB
Tiempo Espacial 51 MB 5.21 MB 63 MB   9.45 MB
Ghosts 11 MB 1.24 MB 15 MB   2.42 MB

Me and My Cronies live at the Ivy Room

Me and My Cronies live at the Ivy Room in Albany, California, July 28th, 2008. Two sets. It's a general consensus so far that the second set is the better of the two.

Jessup Davis -sax
Dan Lieberman - drums
Florian Simon - bass
ken restivo - keyboards


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Me and My Cronies Live 2008-07-28 - First set 231 MB 38 MB   65 MB
Me and My Cronies Live 2008-07-28 - Second set 180 MB 30 MB   52 MB

The Rick Jensen trio-city of confusion [pmc047] (2004)

Recorded live at the Newtown community centre in Wellington NZ. With Rick playing alto sax and clarinet, Sam Stephens playing piano, and Richard Whyte playing cello.

The Rick Jensen trio is about moving as one, energy and freedom. It's three people (or however many, but I prefer the trio form) who work as a unit, and for the pure love of this music. This band has become the most regular musical concern of mine and has grown in ways I never expected."

For more information about about rick jensen or to purchase this album visit the album home page at postmoderncore.


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the sky iceberg 7.77 MB
the demented archdeacon 8.02 MB
the pointless doorway 6.38 MB
the biter bit 12 MB