FREE-JAZZ

  • "AK Musick" was originally released in 1972 as a private edition of 150 copies on Hans Kumpf's legendary AKM Records label. Radical, freaked-out sound with hints of free-jazz, improv and avant-garde. File next to Anima, Annexus Quam, Albrecht D, Gulda, Nihilist Spasm Band, Nurse With Wound... AK...

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    AK MUSICK - Ak Musick - LP

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    DIY experimental album from the 70s underground Kraut scene featuring clarinettist Hans Kumpf. Radical, freaked-out sound with hints of free-jazz, improv and avant-garde. File next to Anima, Annexus Quam, Albrecht D, Gulda, Nihilist Spasm Band, Nurse With Wound... AK Musick was an improv...

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    AK MUSICK - AK Musick (CD) - CD

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  • Jac - La Nuit est au Corant - SOUFFLECONTINU (LP) | Guerssen

    * First ever vinyl edition of this classic recording* 700 copies* 4-page booklet* Licensed from In Situ Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" on the radio, Renaissance motets, his grandfather in a Zouave military band, Syrian deserts... Columns of tanks in the streets, the soundtrack to Robert...

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    BERROCAL, Jac - La Nuit est au (...) - LP

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  • First ever reissue of this classic recording 12 page booklet In an interview with Jazz Magazine in the early 1970s, Dharma, as a collective voice, outlined their method: "we try to reach, within free jazz, the same sort of rhythmic cohesion as in Bop, a cohesion based not exactly on tempo, but...

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    DHARMA - Mr. Robinson (as (...) - LP

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  • First ever reissue of this classic recording 12 page booklet Dharma as they were simply known, at the time when they were still playing, englobed all the incarnations of the group, trio, quartet (essentially as a live band) and quintet built around the stable core of pianist and bassist Patricio...

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    DHARMA - Snoppy’s Time (...) - LP

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  • First ever reissue of this classic recording 12 page booklet For Gérard Marais, guitarist with Dharma (the quintet), from this third album (in fact he replaced Gérard Coppéré, one of the two saxophonists present on the first album), Albert Ayler's instruction to play your own music was the...

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    DHARMA - End Starting (as (...) - LP

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  • First ever reissue of this classic recording 12 page booklet "Do your own music!" was Albert Ayler's advice, received loud and clear in France! Cohelmec Ensemble, Workshop de Lyon and the Dharma Quintet, three groups close in spirit, which would each illustrate in their own way a local principle:...

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    DHARMA - Archipel - LP

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  • Jef - La Massacre du Printemps - SOUFFLECONTINU (LP) | Guerssen

    First ever vinyl reissue of this highly sought after French experimental jazz recording by the legendary Jef Gilson.In 1971, the day after the death of Igor Stravinsky, Jef Gilson and his Unit (Pierre Moret and Jean-Claude Pourtier) made this curious homage to classical music. It is jazz,...

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    GILSON, Jef - La Massacre du (...) - LP

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  • The Jazz Epistles were the very first South African jazz group who broke away from the swinging and danceable jazz forms in vogue during the 1950s. A group formed by strong personalities like pianist Dollar Brand, later known as Abdulah Hibrahim, trumpeter Hugh Masekela, saxophonist Kippi Moeketzi,...

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    JAZZ EPISTLES - Jazz Epistles - LP

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  • Beat poetry influence free form jazz collective, formed in Montreal in 1967, L'Infonie existed officially until 1974. Lead by composer Walter Boudreau (aka retlaW uaerduoB) and poet, singer, trumpeter Raôul Duguay (aka luôaR yauguD) this very loose collective featured up to 33 artists from...

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    L'INFONIE - L’Infonie - LP

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  • Second in a series of ten reissues of the cult French underground Futura label.Recorded in december 1970, "With (Junk-Saucepan) When (Spoon-Trigger)" is the first album by Mahogany Brain, led by street poet / underground film maker Michel Bulteau and Patrick Geoffrois. It shares the same raw...

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    MAHOGANY BRAIN - With (...) - LP

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  • Sylvin / RABENJA

    While he was working on the repertoire for the new version of his group Malagasy, with young Malagasy musicians he had met in Paris in 1972 (and who can be heard on the album "Malagasy At Newport-Paris"), Jef Gilson realised that two of his new discoveries, in addition to being established...

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    MARC, Sylvin / RABENJA, Del - Madagascar Now - LP

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  • Jean François & Gaby BIZIEN - No Man's Land - SOUFFLECONTINU (LP) | Guerssen

    * 500 copies* Licensed from Jean-François Pauvros Whether it is with the label Palm, or for Un-Deux-Trois, Jef Gilson has produced some of the best albums of French free jazz and improvisation. But that's not all: he also offered perfect recording conditions enabling some of the fresh young...

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    PAUVROS, Jean François & Gaby BIZIEN - No Man’s Land - LP

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  • PERCEPTION - Perception - SOUFFLECONTINU (LP) | Guerssen

    The story of Perception takes root in a series of chance meetings, which seem at first glance unlikely, between musicians from differing horizons, be they geographic or esthetic. Jazz Magazine was spot on with an article from the period entitled, "Perception, four conceptions", before detailing the...

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    PERCEPTION - Perception - LP

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  • PERCEPTION - Perception & Friends - SOUFFLECONTINU (LP) | Guerssen

    After their first album which came out in 1971 on Futura Records, Perception wanted to rapidly record a second, but Gérard Terronès did not want to produce another, especially so soon after the first. Therefore, the only solution was to produce it themselves. It is thus completely logical that it...

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    PERCEPTION - Perception & (...) - LP

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  • PERCEPTION - Mestari - SOUFFLECONTINU (LP) | Guerssen

    To finally become oneself: that was the lesson, in the 1960-1970s, that European musicians attracted to improvisation had learned from American free-jazz. Following this idea, the musicians of Perception, whilst individually accompanying Mal Waldron, Slide Hampton, Johnny Griffin or Hank Mobley...

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    PERCEPTION - Mestari - LP

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  • Michel - Alors! - SOUFFLECONTINU (LP) | Guerssen

    Carefully remastered from the master tapesHeavyweight 180 gr. LP425 gsm brownboard outer sleeve Could the missing link between Eric Dolphy and Albert Ayler be the Michel Portal of 1970? After having worked alongside François Tusques defending a free jazz "made in France", we find him here,...

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    PORTAL, Michel - Alors! - LP

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  • Third in a series of ten reissues of the cult French underground Futura label. Semool were the trio of Philippe Martineau, Olivier Cauquil and Rémy Dédé Dreano. They recorded "Essais" between 1969 and 1971. Under the underground, it's a foggy lo-fi psychedelic alien with echoes of Pink Floyd...

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    SEMOOL - Essais - LP

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  • Masayuki & New Directions - Free Form Suite - ENDLESS HAPPINESS (LP) | Guerssen

    Masayuki 'Jojo' Takayanagi (1932 - 1991) was a Japanese jazz / free improvisational musician. He was active in the Japanese jazz scene from the late 1950s. He was one of the earliest noise guitar improvisers, and the first (with Keith Rowe) to use the table-top guitar.

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    TAKAYANAGI, Masayuki & New Directions - Free Form Suite - LP

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  • François - Piano Dazibao - SOUFFLECONTINU (LP) | Guerssen

    To avoid the "Quésaco?" on the sleeve of Piano Dazibao, François Tusques explains everything: A wall mural on which the Red Guard expressed their opinions during the Chinese proletarian cultural revolution. So much for the "Dazibao", very good; but the piano in all that? The piano, François...

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    TUSQUES, François - Piano Dazibao - LP

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  • - First ever vinyl reissue of this classic recording - 700 copies - Obi Strip - Reverse Printing - 12 page booklet - Licenced from Bisou In France, in the years 1960-1970, musicians pondered over how to transpose the political struggle of free jazz onto a completely different political terrain....

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    WORKSHOP DE LYON - La Chasse de Shirah (...) - LP

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