GREG KELLEY / JASON LESCALLEET

Conversations

(Glistening Examples - GLEX1402) CD $12.00

Anticipated second collaboration by tape maestro and interstellar trumpet-biter, who map unexplored regions of free improv. Matthew Revert's video for “A Frank Discussion” is here: http://youtu.be/1-zXFx78ON8

GREG KELLEY / ALEX NEILSON

Graveside Doles

(Ultra Eczema) LP $18.00

Heavy free improv / noise from 2006, recorded via mail, full of damaged trumpets, ice-cold acoustic metal scraping, and distant drums. Edition of 400.

GREG KELLEY / BHOB RAINEY

Nmperign

(Selektion - SHS 009 ) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

“At low volume, there doesn’t seem to be much going on at all in this 2011 recording, but pay attention and a whole micro-world of nervous flutterings, clickings, and half-muffled yelps comes into focus (along with various strands of ambient noise picked up by ultra-sensitive microphones: passing cars, amp hums, even a low-flying aircraft). Rainey and Kelley know each other's moves very well, and when things get busy, the result is as exciting as a martial arts bout.” With ten-page booklet.

CHRIS CORSANO / PAUL FLAHERTY / GREG KELLEY

Sannyasi

(Wet Paint Music - 3001) CD $10.00

Seven bursts of careful yet flamboyant free improvisation from 2002. Trumpeter Kelley blasts fast, high-register, staccato lines in contrast to Flaherty’s alto and tenor playing, which is less frantic than on The Hated Music. Similar feel, though: intense splashes of bombast sit next to pensive passages, pushing and pulling, jumping moods quickly and logically.

GREG KELLEY

Trumpet

(Meniscus - MNSCS 009 ) CD $7.50

In which the Nmperign trumpeter transforms an instrument which has remained static since the 19th century into a claxon or a rhythm machine. Buzz saw tones, foghorn reverberations, lip kisses, wind tunnel trills and the sounds of rubbing and crunching metal appear, as do passages that could be a small fire being lit, a dental hygienist at work or a locomotive leaving a station. Air forced through the valves at different speeds, velocities and intensity makes up the longest track, which extends a note -- and its echoes --through lip vibrations and throat whistles.