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Billy Hart, Eddie Henderson & Chris Sullivan with Bob Gluck
INFINITE SPIRIT [FMRCD398]

'Infinite Search' is Bob Glucks 4th album for FMRfollowing 'Sideways', 'Returning' and 'Something Quiet' An exciting exploration of the musical vocabulary and searching spirit that inspired Herbie Hancock’s seminal sextet, the Mwandishi band. This new quartet of jazz explorers includes two musical masters from the original ensemble. The musical performances sparkle with a plenitude of sonic colors and textures, robust grooves, melodic lyricism, and collective musical intuition


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Dialogues for Ornette!
TREVOR WATTS VERYAN WESTON [FMRCD404]

This tribute to Ornette Colman, consists of to separate recordings. The first recorded at the Bim Huis in Amsterdam on the 13th of June this year, consists of a live recording of 3 pieces Although recorded live, the sound is excellent and the duo engage on an enduring and fast moving landscape of music . having played together so much their empathy is fast, exciting and engaging! The second recording consisting of two improvisations was made while on tour recently in rio De Janerio and although a different kind of venue both players reach great heights of improvisation creativity


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Parnassia Palustris
UDO SCHINDLER FRANK PAUL SCHUBERT [FMRCD403]

Parnassia Palustris takes its name from a form of grass A perennial, shortly rhizomatous herb of base-rich flushes in short grasslands Recorded at the 51st 'Salon Klang and kunst in krailling. Munich, Germany in Jan 2015 , the music features only the improvisations of two saxophonists playing only soprano saxophones Udo Schindler and Frank Paul Schubert. An encounter full of rewarding contrasts! The two musicians play often very differently, but this makes it all the more interesting in their often conflicting ideas


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Michael Dymny Vasco Trilla
CAVE CANEM [FMRCD399]

This powerful duo emerged in Krakow from a colaboration of Discordian Records (Barcelona based label) with some Polish improvisers As a result , the duo played a few gigs in Poland and Spain, toured Europe and recorded an album entitled Cave Canem . The cd features saxophonist Paulina Owczarek as a special guest and was recorded by master Rafal Drewniany in Alchemia ,Krakow. Michał Dymny is an improvising musician, playing the electric guitar. He has developed an individual style based on sonoristic techniques and instrument preparations that he applies in free improvisation. He has participated in a number of events organized by the Krakow-based group Improvising Artists, as well as in projects known as Entropy and Process – Laboratory of Intuition. “Vasco Trilla just doesn’t stop moving, from one sound to the next, his economy of motion is almost as impressive as the sounds he makes. At one point, he bends low, blowing through the hole in a cymbal resting on the drum before him – so hard as to lift it momentarily – while simultaneously detuning the drumhead; the resulting vibration fills the room. Vasco Trilla is the clockwork alchemist of percussion”. Dave Foxall”


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FRANCHIS CARRIER STEVE BERESFORD MICHEL LAMBERT JOHN EDWARDS
OUTGOING [FMRCD400]

Now forming an impressive collection on FMR (previous cds included Kathmandu, All out, Shores and Ditches, IO , and the Russian concerts in 2 releases), OUTGOING was recorded on tour in Europe. The music here recorded at one concert at londons Vortex club in May 2014 The mainstay are Canadian Musicians saxophonist Francois Carrier and drummer Michel Lambert with British bass player extraordinare John Edwards and legend Steve Beresford piano added to the already wonderful ensemble brimming with talent and creativeness!


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Frode Gjestad saxophone with Monkey Plot
MONKEY PLOT AND FRODE GJERSTAD [FMRCD401]

Recorded by Frode Gjerstad at a play with the young Norwegian members of the quartet, Monkey Plot, who play incredibly quiet and sensitive improvisations The outcome is startlingly fascinating music of great depth and tension A marriage made in heaven and yet another step in Frodes wonderful musical journey


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JOAO PAULO ESTVES DA SILVER NELSO CASCAIS JOAO LANCASTRE
NO PROJECT TRIO [FMRCD405]

NO PROJECT TRIO is a Portuguese free improvisation trio, They don't compose in advance, just meet in a risky and paradoxical world where composition coincides with playing and rehearsals with studio or public sessions. To let the music flow out at the moment is their only project, a no project , in fact , but never the less , a project! And what a project , 8 improvisations of great passion, pathos and often sublime introspection All musicians Joao Paulo Esteves Da Silva on piano, Nelson Cascais on bass and wonderful drummer Joao Lencastre aqquit themselves with high distinction. Music and great Improvisation knows no borders, only ears eager to capture these sublime creations. Highly Recommended!


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Paul Dunmall John Edwards Tony Marsh
TO BE REAL [FMRCD402]

Doyens of this music will know that Tony Marsh passed away a few years ago now, and this was one of his last recordings. A much loved drummer percussionist of supreme talent and the backbone of many ensembles. Consisting of 4 tracks the first was recorded live at the Vortex in London in 2010 by Gus Gusseti, whilst the the remaining 4 where recorded in the studios of the University of England in Bristol in 2007, With none of this music previously released we are lucky this great trio (that also boasts the incredible bass player John Edwards) can be heard at their peak.


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Paul Dunmall Phillip Gibbs Trevor Taylor
CIRCUIT ELCTRO ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE [FMRCD406]

The three musketeers meet again for yet anther tussle of the sound titans! This is the 7th cd by the ensemble that has no fixed personnel, and whose members are only interested in using state of the art electronics as part of their weopandy, a group started and largely curated by Taylor a long time lover of electro music and improvisation its also interesting in that for the first time Paul Dunmall uses (to great effect) an electronic wind instrument the WX11, capable of the most amazing sounds and octave stretches when in the hands of a musician with ultra sense of musical integrity Attibutes Dunmall has in droves!! Hes also at his best here acting as a foil for Gibbs rich guitar tapestries and Taylors large percussion setup and electronic mallet keyboard soundscape, always creative wether on the WX11 as here or also on flute and saxophone on other of the 5 engrossing tracks!


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Chris Caldwell Susie Hodder-Williams Trevor Taylor
Unlimited the Sound Within [FMRCD390]

Following on from their critically acclaimed albums of Mariners Way & Northern Lights, Susie Hodder-Williams (flute/alto flute/piccolo) & Chris Caldwell (sop/alto sax & bass clarinet) join forces with the percussionist, experimental jazz drummer and contemporary music label owner of FMR Records, Trevor Taylor, for the musical exploration of The Sound Within FMR CD390-0115. If Mariners Way evoked the mythical journey of the ancient mariner across the moors of South West England, The Sound Within journeys to a place which is within all of us, totally familiar yet often overlooked, a place where insights are created. This is where the formless becomes form, through the process of being in the moment. The three musicians weave an improvisational tapestry responding to what's happening around them. Their individual thoughts creating their feelings and responses both through the texture, length and quality of the note they produce and the often overlooked power of stillness. The musicians here came along with an openness of not being tied to any formalised agendas or attachment to outcomes. Through this they touch the beauty of being truly free, a place where universal mind, personal thought and consciousness exist together in perfect harmony.


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Marcelo dos Reis Luis Vincente Theo Ceccaldi Vlentin Ceccaldi
Chamber 4 [FMRCD393]

Recorded live on the first of three concerts that occurred in Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto, this fascinating combination of instruments results in this beautiful crafted music by Portuguese and French ensemble, Chamber 4, based in Lisbon and Paris. Acoustic guitar, violin with cello and some rich voices combining with an exquisite trumpet. These are incredible gems of improvisation, subtle, intelligent and very moving


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Paul Dunmall Phillip Gibbs Alison Blunt Neil Metcalfe Hanna Marsh
I LOOK AT YOU [FMRCD397]

Paul Dunmall leads a highly stimulating session of almost classical improvisers ensemble The guitar of Philip Gibbs is balanced by the strings of Alison Blunt and Hanna Marsh, fast making big waves in the improvising circles with their musicality and creativeness All of this topped of with the serene sound of flute virtuoso Neil Metcalfe and off course Dunmall himself, ever omnipotent, providing the spark and trigger for these often ultra delicate excursions into sound this record is a milestone in just how good improvisers are, sounding often as if they played together every day and rehearsed for long periods difficult introverted written contemporary music, but no its all improvised . Fabulous music!!! that will these musicians reputation no harm at all. The sting players are are stunningly good and add so much to the music!

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