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Not Two (label)

 
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✨✧ Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor with Jon Irabagon & Joe FondaLong Tall Sunshine ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great trio set from drummer Barry Altschul – a record that easily swings between freer moments and straighter swing – thanks to the help of bassist Joe Fonda, and saxophonist Jon Irabagon – who blows tenor, soprillo sax, and alto clarinet! Fonda's bass may well be the ... read more CD

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Rodrigo AmadoNorthern Liberties ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Tenorist Rodrigo Amado is at the head of a really great group here – a quartet that can come on fierce when needed, but also really work together to build up their sound slowly – improvising in ways that are open, yet feel structured too – especially on the moments that let the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ballister (Dave Rempis/Fred Lonberg Holm/Paal Nilssen Love)Chrysopoeia ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two searing long, live improvisations that really sum up the intensity of the Ballister trio at its best – the kind of special sonic resonance that occurs between the saxes of Dave Rempis, drums of Paal Nilssen Love, and cello and electronics of Fred Lonberg-Holm! All three players are ... read more CD

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Chicago Plan (Swell/Ullmann/Lonberg-Holm/Zerang)For New Zealand ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2022. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Chicago plan do a great job here of mixing together darker passages and more sensitive moments – at a level that really lets the group open up with the kind of instrumental dexterity you'd expect from the individual players – a lineup that features Steve Swell on trombone, Gebhard ... read more CD

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Agusti Fernandez & Rafal MazurCorrespondence With No Words ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2022. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A really unique take on the form of free improvisation – one done at a distance, during the global pandemic in 2020 – but at a level that's very different than anything else we've ever seen on record! The "correspondence" in the title is a reference to the process of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Barry Guy Blue Shroud BandOdes & Meditations For Cecil Taylor (5CD set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2016. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful large format recording from bassist Barry Guy – working here at the head of the Blue Shroud Band, an improvising ensemble that echoes some of his earlier work with the London Jazz Composers Orchestra! The extended work is an expansion of an earlier piece that Guy recorded with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Elisabeth Harnik/Michael ZerangDream Disobedience ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An extended album-length improvisation – featuring Elisabeth Harnik on piano and Michael Zerang on some of the most inventive drum work we've heard from him in years! Both players have a way of handling their instruments far beyond conventional modes – which also includes using parts ... read more CD

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✨✧ Theo Jorgensmann/Christopher Dell/Christian Ramond/Klaus KugelAt The Field's Edge ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Theo Jorgensmann always has a wonderful sound on clarinet – part of a legacy of modern improvisational modes that goes back to territory first opened up by Jimmy Giuffre – but here, he maybe sounds even better than usual, as the album features some wonderful work on vibes from ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jubileum Quartet (Leandre/Parker/Fernandez/Kaucic)A Uis ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bassist Joelle Leandre always seems to bring out something special in a session – and that's definitely the case here, as her warm spirit of creative creation seems to really shape the contributions of Agusti Fernandez on piano and Evan Parker on tenor sax! Make no mistake, Parker also ... read more CD

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Krakow Improvisers OrchestraKIO At Cricoteka ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2018. Used ... $6.99
A large group with a really strong command of their sound – so much so that at points the full frenzy of all members seems to pack this really enormous punch, before getting balanced from more personal, individual moments in music! The idea of an improvisers orchestra is nothing new, but ... read more CD

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✨✧ Martin Kuchen/Agusti Fernandez/Zlatko KaucicSteps That Resonate ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The "resonate" in the title here is very well-put – as there's an overall sense of sound that comes not just from the core instruments handled by all three players in the trio – but also by the many "objects" that are part of the improvisation too! The album ... read more CD

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✨✧ London Jazz Composers OrchestraThat Time ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 1972/1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very rare work from this legendary improvising orchestra – two different recordings from the first decade or so of the group's existence, at a time when they were hardly making any records at all! The first two long tracks are from a 1972 performances in Germany – and feature an early ... read more CD

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Michael MarcusStone Jump ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A set that's maybe a bit more inside than usual for the mostly-improvised Not Two label – but one that's also got a nice sort of an edge, too – a different take on familiar territory, all graced with the great work of Michael Marcus on soprano sax, tenor, octavin, and tarogato! Marcus ... read more CD

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✨✧ Joe McPhee/John Edwards/Klaus KugelExistential Moments ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The legendary Joe McPhee leads off this session with a tremendous burst of power – work on the trumpet that's a bold signifier of the energy to come – as he mixes up tenor and a bit of voice with long-form spontaneous creation in a trio with John Edwards on bass and Klaus Kugel on drums! ... read more CD

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Nu BandIn Memory Of Mark Whitecage – The Nu Band Live At The Bop Shop ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99 16.99
The great reedman Mark Whitecage is a player who never fully got his due – a really unique talent in terms of phrasing and rhythm, finally given one last chance at the spotlight here on this final recording with The Nu Band, a group in which he played for many years! All four players here ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ivo Perelman/Gordon Drdina/Hamin HopariPurity Of Desire ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The tenor of Ivo Perelman often sounds best in a more unusual setting – and that's definitely the case here, as he works in a trio with Gordon Grdina on oud and Hamin Honarai on tombak, daf, and percussion! The set definitely has some of the Mid East currents you'd expect from the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Matthew Shipp/Mark Helias/Gordon GrdinaSkin & Bones ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The guitar of Gordon Gridna provides a really fresh balance for the piano of Matthew Shipp here – an instrument that seems to unlock more color than usual in Shipp's work on the keys – really illuminating, although still with some of his usual dark corners, which is what makes the shift ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jason Stein's Locksmith IsadoreThree Kinds Of Happiness (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Not Two, 2010. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from reedman Jason Stein – a set of bass clarinet trio tunes, all done with a kind of crisp, modern quality that reminds us of some of Eric Dolphy's best work of the early years – particularly his playful material with Chico Hamilton! Stein's music is a bit more outside ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Step In (Joe Fonda/Carlo Morena/Felix Lecaros Herrera)Voila La Tendresse ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2020. Used ... $9.99
Bassist Joe Fonda may well be the best known player in the group – but the real star of the show is pianist Carlo Morena – as he wrote all the selections on the album (save one), and spins out these tremendous long lines on piano – filled with life and soul, color and flow! ... read more CD

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✨✧ Steve Swell & Andrew CyrilleCenter Will Hold ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The center may hold, but it's getting jostled plenty by the efforts of this very hip sextet – a free improvising combo who have as much interest in the overall sonic possibilities of their music as they do in the more acoustic jazz-based elements! Steve Swell leads the group on trombone, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii, & Ramon LopezMantle ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record that explodes right out of the gate with a sound that's all its own – a fantastic collaboration between drummer Ramon Lopez and the long-running Japanese duo of Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and Satoko Fujii on piano – two players who are able to effortlessly burst out in this ... read more CD

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Tim Trevor Briscoe/Szilard Mezei/Nicola GuazzalocaBefore Then (4CD set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2022. New Copy 4CD ... $44.99 49.99
Wonderfully careful, precise improvisation from a trio that we're not sure we've ever heard before – but who are already overflowing with so many new ideas, they certainly warrant all the extra space given to them on this 4CD set! The package brings together live material from four different ... read more CD

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✨✧ Yuma Uesaka/Marilyn CrispellStreams ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
This might be the first time we're hearing the work of reedman Yuma Uesaka – who turns out to be a fantastic partner for the always-tremendous piano talents of Marilyn Crispell! Uesaka is as much of a composer as an improviser – and the work here is all composed at the core, but with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ken VandermarkResonance (10CD box set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2009. New Copy 10 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Amazing music from reedman Ken Vandermark – 10 CDs' worth of music, recorded over a week's visit to Poland and The Ukraine in 2007! The package is surprisingly rich – not just sounds recorded for the sake of copious content, but a really diverse batch of music that has us more ... read more CD

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Ken VandermarkUnexpected Alchemy (7CD set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2019. New Copy 7CD ... $74.99
The title definitely gets it right – as the set's documents unexpected alchemy between reedman Ken Vandermark and a wonderful blend of improvisers – all recorded over the space of a few days in the Polish city of Krakow! The set's something of a follow-up to Vandermark's massive ... read more CD
(In a beautiful fold-out package with individual paper sleeves.)

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Vandermark 5Four Sides To The Story (limited 2LP box set) ... LP
Not Two (Poland), 2007. New Copy 2LP ... $44.99 54.99
A beautiful, heavy duty double vinyl box set that chronicles reeds genius Ken Vandermark and his Vandermark 5's live work from a late November '05 date at the Alchemia club in Krakow – with the latest 5 lineup from the superb Discontinuous Line album – powerful stuff that you already ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wandering The Sound Quintet (Satoko Fujii/Guillermo Gregorio)What Is ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Wandering The Sound is a great name for this quintet – as their improvisations seem to go on a journey during the course of the record – one that's not lost in the sense that "wandering" sometimes implies, but which is taking things easy, really exploring the time and space of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Mars Williams & Vasco TrillaSpiracle ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Chicago reedman Mars Williams is in great company here – working on these long improvised duets with Spanish percussionist Vasco Trilla – a player who really seems to bring out new qualities in the music of Mars! Trilla plays drums, but also has the deeper sonic explorations of a ... read more CD

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VariousNot Two – But Twenty (5CD set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), New Copy 5CD ... $59.99 79.99
A fantastic tribute to the ongoing contributions of the Not Two label – an important Polish imprint that's done plenty for improvised music over the past 20 years – with a wealth of studio releases, and live events such as the festival recordings presented in this beautiful set! The ... read more CD
 
 



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