Snakeoil, Mark Helias, The Doxas Brothers And More

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A busy year for the prolific Tim Berne continues with the release of live music from his Snakeoil band and a fascinating duo with Mark Helias. There is further live music from the stellar line up of Sylvie Courvoisier, Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley and Tom Rainey. Also a brand new album from Chet Doxas with brother Jim Doxas and the third release from pianist Will Bonness, which focuses on contrast, texture, and epic storytelling. There's also an archive cut from Wadada Leo Smith and the New Dalta Akhri quintet from 1979.


  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil "Perception" from The Deceptive 4 (Intakt) 00:00
  • VWCR "Tons" from Moulin Vert Improvisations (Catalytic Sound) 19:49
  • Mark Helias, Tim Berne "Throw Me a Bone" from Blood from A Stone (Self Released) 26:34
  • Doxas Brothers "A Word From The Wise" from The Circle (Justin Time Records) 36:05
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil "OCDC" from The Deceptive 4 (Intakt) 42:23
  • Mark Helias, Tim Berne "Physical Responsibilty" from Blood From A Stone (Self Released) 1:00:00
  • Doxas Brothers "Uno a la Vez" from The Circle (Justin Time Records) 1:12:59
  • Will Bonness "Burning Bridges" from Change of Plans (Will Bonness Music) 1:19:57
  • Leo Smith "Spirit Catcher" from Spirit Catcher (Nessa) 1:25:12
  • Doxas Brothers "Another Soapbox" from The Circle (Justin Time Records) 1:34:51
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil "Hemphill" from The Deceptive 4 (Intakt) 1:42:27

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