New Atlantis

"Jason Ajemian has acquired a high profile in the improvised music scene over the years, performing with Rob Mazurek, Ken Vandermark, and currently with Marc Ribot and Matana Roberts. Ajemian's curiosity has ranged far and wide - he's just as...

"Luddite is a new album of propulsive, free-ranging improvisations from veteran British saxophonist Paul Dunmall and heavyweight NYC drummer Andrew Barker (Gold Sparkle Band, William Parker's Little Huey Orchestra), alongside innovative bassist Tim....

Blind Thorns are Ahleuchatistas (Shane Perlowing & Ryan Oslance) with vocalist Antoine Lang. It's very different from Ahleuchatistas!

"Blind Thorns conjures a hypnotic and horrifying dreamscape of sounds, simultaneously entrancing and...

"Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame is Scott Fields first “proper” solo CD. Although Drawings, from 2008, was also solo, it was more of an electric sound collage (for a multi-media installation at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein) than a pure musical excursion. Either way, BiWDiF is certainly Fields’ first acoustic solo CD. The compositions are based on nine Charles Bukowski poems. As with most of his music, here Fields mixes composed material and improvisation.

Fields’ performs on a flat-top....

"An object lesson in how free improvised music should sound when played with authenticity and sincerity." — The Wire

"A wonderfully unhinged stew of avant-garde jazz rock" —Tiny Mix Tapes

"Their musicianship and group energy jumps...

"Pomegranate is a new offering from cornetist Stephen Haynes. This quintet is an extension of Haynes’ lauded trio, Parrhesia, with guitarist Joe Morris and percussionist Warren Smith augmented by bassist William Parker and tubaist Ben Stapp....

"Impulsive Machinations is comprised of Thollem Electric on distorted Fender Rhodes, and kinetic drummer Sara Lund, the duo's sound is monolithic, rollicking and forceful- the sum of Thollem's coiling, fluid lines and Sara's thunderous backbeats made...

"PLANE CRASH 2 is the second document from the legendary, notoriously uncompromising improvisational power trio of Henry Kaiser, Damon Smith, and Weasel Walter... Trio music doesn't get much more real than this. Kaiser has been active in the...

"Drums (Samuel T Lohman) & Guitar (Edward J Ricart) Improvised Astral Cartography. MATTA GAWA is an improvising drums+guitar duo hailing from Washington DC. Building with time and texture, their music is deeply connected to the methods and spirit of ...

Matta Gawa are a DC-based guitar/drums duo who I saw many times until Ed moved to Ohio, which either means that this is the final release from MG, or that they will just have to work as the distances allow. In any event, Sam's blend of hardcore roots...

Folks who actually pay attention to what I write here will have noticed my great love for the group Herculaneum. That band is led by drummer Dylan Ryan, who also composes for the band, but half of the tunes are composed by their alto saxist, Dave...

"Nick is co-leader of the avant-garde punk-jazz trio Many Arms and with trombonist Dan Blacksberg co-leads the new music duo Archer Spade, who have recently performed works by Roscoe Mitchell and Dave Soldier. Nick is also a member of progressive...

Tatsuya Nakatani puts on the most sublime solo percussion performance you could ever hope to see. Shane Perlowin is the amazing guitarist of Ahleuchatistas. How could this be anything but great?

"Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's approach to...

"Ceremonies Out Of The Air is the premiere double-length solo album of virtuoso Philadelphia-based saxophonist Keir Neuringer. Consisting of five extended improvisations performed before an invited audience in August 2013, the album presents the....

Steve Swell - Trombone
Roy Campbell Jr - Trumpet
Aaron Martin - Alto Sax
Edward Ricart - Guitar
Jason Ajemian - Bass
Vattel Cherry - Bass
Sam Lohman - Drums
Andrew Barker - Drums

Nice, all-star, improvising cast

"Sylphid Vitalizers is the debut full-length from New York-based banjo/guitar shredder, Brandon Seabrook. Named "NYC's Best Guitarist of 2012" by the Village Voice, his work has been profiled by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Fret Board Journal, and...

"Momentum Anomaly is the next in a series formally begun with Velocity of Hue in 2003 and continuing with Quadrature and Octal: Book One and Octal:Book Two. These volumes are in some ways sets of etudes presenting technical possibilities and...

Stephen Buono: Guitar
Travis Woodson: Guitar
Matt Engle: Bass
Ricardo Lagomasino: Drums
Nebadon Adams: Voice

"Split Red, from notoriously hard-hitting Philadelphia, PA, graciously endow you with Serious Heft. Over the course o

"...‘Dub Narcotic Session,’ from vanguard pianist Thollem McDonas, and master drummer Brian Chase (a veteran of New York’s creative music underground, and indie rock stalwarts, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Forging allusions to the blues, punk rock, honky tonk...

Sam Lohman - Drums
Aaron Martin - Sax
Luke Stewart - Bass

"Days to be Told is new music with an integrity modeled by musicians who are making it happen in a very old way, a rising tide of putting it all together: place and sound, people and purpose. Triangles imply a certain geometrical balance and stability; that’s why we put cameras on tripods. A group like this—two-man rhythm section, plus free-soloing saxophonist—can self-destruct on the spire of imbalance or implode under the weight.

This is the 7th studio album by the always amazing Upsilon Acrux. This time they are a quintet of dual guitars, dual drums and Fender Rhodes piano.

This is a band with an amazing track record of jaw-dropping albums and this one is one of their...

Colin Webster: Alto / Tenor / Baritone Saxophones
Mark Holub: Drums

"VISCERA - from the belly of the beast! This is the third album by the domineering power duo of saxophonist Colin Webster and drummer Mark Holub. True to it's name, Viscera.