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Ahmed (Pat Thomas/Antonin Gerbal/Joel Grip/Seymour Wright)Nights On Saturn (Communication) ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 20.99
That's a picture of legendary bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik on the cover, and the title of the record hints at the legacy of Sun Ra – both references that should really give you an idea of the spirit of the sound within! The liner notes are by pianist Pat Thomas, who calls for a deeper ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Susan Alcorn/Joe McPhee/Ken VandermarkInvitation To A Dream ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from three great improvisers – two of whom we've known and loved for years, one of whom we're just beginning to discover! The trio features Ken Vandermark on tenor and clarinet, Joe McPhee on soprano sax and pocket trumpet, and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar – the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Rodrigo Amado & Chris CorsanoNo Place To Fall ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
Searing sounds from this excellent duo – Rodrigo Amado on tenor and Chris Corsano on drums – both musicians that have such a clear, tight understanding of each other that they're able to improvised freely in fantastic ways – whether moving at top speed as a duo, or stepping ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Josh Berman/Paul Lytton/Jason RoebkeTrio Discrepancies (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic interplay between a very free trio – Josh Berman on cornet, Jason Roebke on bass, and Paul Lytton on percussion – really opening up on two side-long improvisations! Berman can work in more arranged settings, but he's very free here – and expressing himself with this ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Chicago Underground QuartetGood Days ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99
A fantastic step in the continuing evolution of the "Chicago Underground" project of trumpeter Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor – soaring out here in a set that's full of spiritual energy and a level of imagination that even surpasses their classic recordings from years ago! ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jeremiah Cymerman/Charlie LookerHorizon Made Of Canvas ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy ... $8.99
Slow-building sonic interplay between the clarinets of Jeremiah Cymerman and the guitars and piano of Charlie Looker – used in very open space that really lets both musicians find each others' sound, then unfold with a mode that's quite beautiful overall! There's certainly a nod here to the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(First pressing limited to 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Harris EisenstadtOld Growth Forest II ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great second meeting of a really fantastic group – the kind of combo that shows just the right sort of magic that can happen when you bring together improvisers who really have a strong sense of sympathy for each other! The music here is already way more than the sum of its parts – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Karl Evangelista/Alexander Hawkins/Louis Moholo-Moholo/Trevor WattsApura ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy 2CDs ... $13.99 16.99
Maybe the first album we've ever heard from guitarist Karl Evangelista as a leader – and a set that marks a very strong statement, right from the very first note! The set is done in tribute to an older British generation of free jazz – the period which included The Blue Notes and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Colin Fisher QuartetLiving Midnight ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This might be the only we've seen with saxophonist Colin Fisher as a leader – but the set's got a quality that will certainly have us looking out for more! The group features Brandon Lopez on bass and Marc Edwards on drums – with both Fisher and Daniel Carter on reeds – the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Nick Fraser/Kris Davis/Tony MalabyZoning ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
Drummer Nick Fraser has a great sense of cyclical energy here – a way of playing freely, but elliptically – so that there's this sense of passage and phase in some of the music, even while all the members are improvising with great intensity! The core trio features Fraser on drums, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Burton Greene/Damon Smith/Ra Kalam Bob MosesLife's Intense Mystery ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from pianist Burton Greene – a modernist who's been quietly continuing a great legacy of creative music he started in the 60s – still sounding distinct and full of imagination in this well-recorded recent trio performance! The set has Greene working with Damon Smith on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sarah Hennies/Two Way StreetReinvention of Romance ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 27.99
A beautiful extended composition for the coronavirus generation – a piece written for cello and percussion in a very minimal way that builds and shifts over time – all to examine the "care and empathy that emerge when two lives share space"! That care is very clear here ... (Out Sound) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Icepick (Nate Wooley/Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten/Chris Corsano)Hellraiser ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A group that comes on with the sharply pointed force of their name – a really powerful presentation of sounds from Nate Wooley on trumpet, Chris Corsano on drums, and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass! All three players are fantastic here – leaping right out of the box with an energy that ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Quin KirchnerOther Side Of Time ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A mighty debut from Quin Kirchner – a drummer who's poised to become a key figure on the Chicago scene! Quin works here with help from some more familiar names – including Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Matt Ulery on bass, Nate Lepine on tenor and flute, and Nick Broste on trombone ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Back in print!)

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Quin KirchnerShadows & The Light ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 18.99
A double-length set that showcases the ever-growing, ever-evolving talents of drummer Quin Kirchner – working here in a variety of settings with help from some other great talents on the Chicago scene! Most of these tunes have a core sense of structure – and even when Quin is ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Quin KirchnerShadows & The Light ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A double-length set that showcases the ever-growing, ever-evolving talents of drummer Quin Kirchner – working here in a variety of settings with help from some other great talents on the Chicago scene! Most of these tunes have a core sense of structure – and even when Quin is ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shadows & The Light ... CD 13.99

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Kuzu (Dave Rempis/Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon)Glass Delusion ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 20.99
Kuzu is fast becoming one of the more compelling settings for the saxophone talents of the great Dave Rempis – as the blend of sounds here really sets things apart from other improvised combos, even though the elements are all very familiar! Tashi Dorji has a way of handling the guitar that ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KVL (Quin Kirchner/Daniel Van Duerm/Matthew Lux)KVL Volume 1 ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 25.99
The debut album from a very hip trio – one that features Quin Kirchner on drums and percussion, Daniel Van Duerm on organ and electric piano, and Matt Lux on bass – plus all three members on some sort of electronics! The tunes are instrumental and experimental, but almost always have ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nick Mazzarella TrioCounterbalance (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella has really been setting the Chicago scene on fire of late – and that legacy certainly stands strong within the first few minutes of this recently-recorded live set – a searing trio date that has Mazzarella working at the height of his powers! Nick can ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roscoe Mitchell & Mike ReedRitual & The Dance ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy ... $8.99
A fantastic pairing of players – two Chicago legends, both in the sort of setting that really suits them best! Roscoe Mitchell works here on two long improvisations with drummer Mike Reed – blowing a variety of reed instruments, and really taking us back to the groundbreaking work he ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Ritual & The Dance ... LP 15.99

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Roscoe Mitchell & Mike ReedRitual & The Dance ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99 20.99
A fantastic pairing of players – two Chicago legends, both in the sort of setting that really suits them best! Roscoe Mitchell works here on two long improvisations with drummer Mike Reed – blowing a variety of reed instruments, and really taking us back to the groundbreaking work he ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ritual & The Dance ... CD 8.99

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J Pavone String EnsembleLost & Found ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
Jessica Pavone plays viola and handles the compositions here – with a group that's less an ensemble than a well-matched trio – with Abby Swidler on viola, and Erica Dicker and Angela Morris on violins! The group's a bit like a string quartet, but with an extra viola instead of a cello ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Phicus (Fages/Revirego/Trilla)Solid ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This Spanish trio has a really amazing blend of guitar, bass, and drums – used in ways that are very different from a conventional jazz combo, and which has this real focus on bottom-end sounds on most of the tracks! The guitar of Ferran Fages has all these unusual tones – not just ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dave Rempis/Matt Piet/Tim DaisyThrow Tomatoes ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Two fantastic improvisations from the Chicago scene – both featuring the well-known talents of Dave Rempis on saxes and Tim Daisy on drums – plus the rising genius of Matt Piet on piano! Piet's a name we've only begun to pay attention to – but his bold sense of freedom here ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Charles Rumback/Jim Baker/John TateJune Holiday ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sublime trio set from drummer Charles Rumback – a record that has us really appreciating the special touch the leader can bring to a date, as this album may also be one of the best that we've heard from pianist Jim Baker in years! Baker has this great way of sounding soulful and lyrical, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Brandon Seabrook TrioExultations ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that really comes on with a hell of a lot of power – tight, fast drums from Gerald Cleaver – matched with fuzzy, chromatic work on guitar from Brandon Seabrook – all punctuated with work from Cooper Moore on the diddley bow! The drums and guitar are the driving engine of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Patrick Shiroishi/Vinny Golia/Dylan Fujioka/Alex ClineBorasisi ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 12.00
Two saxophonists and two percussionists – coming together here in a pair of beautiful long-form improvisations! Patrick Shiroishi and Vinny Golia handle the reeds, and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline are on drums and percussion – and the album's two extended, improvised tracks have this ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Wadada Leo Smith/Douglas Ewart/ Mike ReedSun Beans of Shimmering Light ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy ... About April 16, 2021
Three giants of the Chicago improvised scene, coming together here in an album that recalls the best early recordings from the AACM! There's this open, collaborative spirit going on here – music that moves between structure and freedom, and which stands as a testament to the instant rapport ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wadada Leo Smith/Douglas Ewart/Mike ReedSun Beans Of Shimmering Light ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Three giants of the Chicago improvised scene, coming together here in an album that recalls the best early recordings from the AACM! There's this open, collaborative spirit going on here – music that moves between structure and freedom, and which stands as a testament to the instant rapport ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Luke Stewart Exposure QuintetLuke Stewart Exposure Quintet ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Luke Stewart is the bassist and the composer here – but the quintet is a powerhouse at every level – with reed work from Ken Vandermark and Ed Wilkerson, piano from Jim Baker, and drums from Avreeayl Ra – a lineup who do tremendous things with Luke's music! The tracks are all ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Thollem/Susan Alcorn/Alex ClineThollem's Astral Traveling Sessions With Alex Cline & Susan Alcorn ... CD
Astral Spirits, New Copy ... About April 2, 2021 (delayed)
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✨✧ Pat Thomas/John Butcher/Stale Liavik SolbergFictional Souvenirs ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most unusual settings we've ever heard for the always-sharp saxophone work of John Butcher – a set that features lots of moogy moments from Pat Thomas, who uses both a theremini and electronics – alongside much more organic sounds on percussion from Stale Liavik Solberg! ... (Jazz) read more CD
 
 



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