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PAUL DUNMALL and various artists!!!
The Entire 50 CD Collection on FMR! [BOXSET1]

To celebrate its first 25 years FMR proudly releases a series of special limited box sets the first featuring our most prolific artists the incredible Paul Dunmall!!! the box set has an out sleeve detailing the releases and individual limited edition serial number of 100 and is signed by Paul himself. Inside the Strong magnetic clasped box is a specially prepared 273 page full colour book and a ring binder containg the 50 cd's The book contains not only all the information and anecdotes and notes re the 50 releases, but Pauls complete 'Music in the Big Key', many many pages of colour photographs, and much of his art, full colour etchings, drawings and paintings!!! an absolute bargain at 99!!!!


'HEAR NOW' a film by Mark French plus extra audio tracks [FMRDVD05]

Beautifully recorded and produced film by Mark French with various sections where Trevor Watts talks about the music. 4 separate dialogues , plus two tracks recorded by the quartet at Hastings Jazz Club in 2012


Francois Carrier Michel lambert
iO [FMRCD384]

After their stunning two cds Live in Russia Vol 1 and 2, eloquent French Canadian saxophonist and drummer par excellence Michel Lambert excel yet again in 9 new improvisations recorded at Resonance studios in their home town of Montreal They are ever becoming a powerful and confident voice in the music!!


Tom Jackson Benedict Taylor Daniel Thompson
Hunt at the Brook [FMRCD389]

All three of these musicians are earning a reputation as wonderful improvisers. The lineup of clarinets with Guitar and Viola is a truly beautiful combination of sublte and moving sounds that mesh into mesmerising editions of truly creative contemporary music Its different, almost like a classical ensemble, the talent creativity and integrity of these musicians shines


Paul Dunmall Tony Bianco
Autumn [FMRCD392]

Paul Dunmall in another epic improv session this time in duo with the great American drummer Tony Bianco , now resident in the uk


Peter Van Huffelel, Oliver Steidle, Andreas Willers
The Scrambling Ex [FMRCD387]

The Scrambling Ex, powerful trio featuring 3 major European improvisers!


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

The 8 pieces of music on this cd is a combination of written pieces and free improvisation ARP Is a piece inspired by artist Jean Arp, who for the artwork above, threw pieces of paper into the air and let them drop randomly .The music for ARP was obtained by choosing random playing cards and assigning their values into musical parameters such as pitch, duration and intensity These were then translated into a spacetime style notational score as seen her from another score for the trio Orion, a piece with prerecorded electronics sound SUNRISE RAGA is dedicated to John Mayer, the Indian Jazz/classical violinist and composer who led Indo Jazz Fusions from the 60s till 2000. This was one of and still is the most successful of its type blending the music of India with Western Jazz UNLIMITED (from which this group takes its name) is a piece by Karlheinz Stockhausen from Aus Den Seien Tagen (from the seven days) 1968 and is intuitive music, in text form Unlimited Play a sound with the certainty you have an infinite amount of time and space


Frode Gjerstad Roger Turner Borre Molstad
Blood Samples The Cabinet Trio [FMRCD395]

Another step out for fascinating Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad this time on Alto Sax and Bb Clarinet alongside the unusual combination of ace drummer/ percussionist Roger Turner and fellow Norwegian tuba player Borre Molstad a rarified musical setting that provides exciting and creative playing from all , proving that on the contrary , unusual musical setting and combinations can often produce the most interesting music The cd was recorded at Cafe Mir in Oslo at the 'Blow Out' festival in 2013


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

Fascinating combination of instruments on this beautiful crafted music by Portuguese ensemble Chamber 4 based in Lisbon acoustic guitar with viola doubling violin with cell/voice and trumpet equiitse gems of improvisation , subtle , intelligent but moving


Chick lyall David Garrett
Green Room Concertante [FMRCD394]

Chick Lyall and David Garrett have worked together as improvisers since the 70's. At that time they had only the most primitive and paltry means at their disposal, an out of tune piano, various sound objects used as percussion and a range of household implements to create a ragbag of sonorities This new cd (their 3rd for FMR) contains wonderful but precarious balance between pre-prepared material, sequenced segments, lyrical piano interludes and minimalist debuted riffs in a shifting combination of electronic and acoustic instruments. Recommended!!!


Malcolm Ball Kate Cuzner
NA Compos Mentis [FMRCD396]

Delightful and eclectic improvisations by Malcolm Ball using percussion and Ondes Martinot and Kate Cuzner on flutes , piano and live electronics

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