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In Preparation

Pioneering European jazz label FMP is preparing a retrospective box set covering nearly four decades of activity. The 12 CD box, In Preparation, includes recordings from Alexander von Schlippenbach, Peter Brötzmann, Peter Kowald, Steve Lacy, Radu Malfatti, Evan Parker, and many more. Each disc has its own liner notes, including essays from The Wire's David Keenan and Bill Shoemaker. Available via subscription only, it's due for release in January 2011, with the CDs also set to be released separately.