In a market where nearly all signs point to the compact disc’s impending demise, the Lisbon-based Clean Feed label soldiers on. Their release schedule is unmatched in creative improvised music: 35 releases in 2008 and the quality-to-quantity quotient remains high. A few of my picks from that ample and enviable number include: Anthony Braxton & Joe Morris’ Four Improvisations, Joe Morris & Barre Phillips’ Elm City Duets 2006 and Mauger’s The Beautiful Enabler. The last is every bit as good as its roll call of Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemingway would suggest.
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