The Hanged Man- Played by Bullet (1975)
>This is a released OST from a British TV series that aired in the 70's. The music is quintessentially 70's sounding with deep funk grooves.
Steve Lehman- Mise en Abime (2014)
>spectralism, jazz composition, free jazz
>Spectralism explores the juxtaposition of sounds created by the overtone series' of multiple instruments. Lehman's compositions combine this approach to composition with the improvisation and rhythmic aspects of jazz. One of 2014's top albums.
Eddie Henderson- Phantoms (1994)
>Eddie Henderson was known mostly for his fusion work in the 70’s (in Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi group), but here he goes for a more straight-ahead sound, while still keeping an adventurous sense of group interplay and improvisation. The group plays several 60’s standards (Dolphin Dance, Naima, Milestones) but also does several original tunes.
radio.string.quartet.vienna- Posting Joe: Celebrating Weather Report Live (2013)
>string quartet, jazz fusion, ambient jazz
>RSQV is a string quartet that interprets jazz and popular music. This is a recording of a live performance they did of re-interpretations of some of the fusion group, Weather Report’s most popular music.
Charlie Parker and Lennie Tristano- Complete Recordings (2006)
>This is a compilation of all the recordings that Bird and Tristano recorded together, including a couple amazing duet recordings. Unfortunately on some of the quintet and sextet recordings Tristano doesn’t get to solo but these recordings are still a treasure.
Gabriela Montero- Plays Chopin, Falla, Ginastera, etc. (2005)
>Montero is a Venezuelan-born pianist who is trained in the classical tradition, and true to the tradition, she improvises in a classical style. On this recording she uses Romantic and late-Romantic compositions and composers as the basis for her improvisations.
Bonjour Suzuki - Ano Mori de Matteru (2015) 
>J-Pop, I guess
Chris Potter Underground Orchestra- Imaginary Cities (2015)
>Tenor saxophonist extraordinaire Chris Potter's most recent album builds on his usual "Undground Band" by adding a string quartet and vibraphone to to complete his 11-piece "Underground Orchestra." The compositions take influence from jazz, 20th century classical music, and ethnic folk music, but they all feature intense improvisational sections as well.
Be Still, Cody - Type 7 (2013) 
No sample, since this was deleted from their bandcamp, for some reason
Barry Altschul- You Can’t Name Your Own Tune (1977)
>avant garde, post-bop
>Considering the lineup, which includes Dave Holland, Sam Rivers, and George Lewis, this record is not as free as you might expect if you are familiar with their work in the 70’s. While the tunes are fairly structured, the solos are quite adventurous and lead to a lot of interesting interplay.
3 Leg Torso- s/t (1998)
>This trio of violin, cello, and accordion takes tango influence from Astor Piazzolla and merges it with Eastern european dance influences.
Elizabeth Cotten - Shake Sugaree (1967) [320 & FLAC]
>Folk / Blues Folk; 2004 Re-release
Karen Dalton - Green Rocky Road (2008) 
Rudresh Mahanthappa- Bird Calls (2015)
>post-bop, contemporary jazz
>This album is inspired by one of jazz's greatest legends, altoist Charlie Parker, but Mahanthappa wants to make it clear that this isn't just a tribute album. His reworking's of Parker's tunes are thoroughly re-imagined to fit Mahanthappa's modern style of alto playing. He takes elements of Parker's music, rhythms, snippets of melody, melodic shapes, and creates new compositions with them that lead to exciting and intense improvisations.
Olivier Messiaen - Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité (1972) 
>Church Music / Modern Classical; Composed in 1969
Michael Naura- Call (1970)
>funk, soul, jazz
>Naura and co. are a German band who began appropriating soul, rock, and funk into their music in the 70's. This album features Eberhard Weber who would go on to be a prominent act on the ECM label.
John Abercrombie- Cat ‘n’ Mouse (2002)
>modern creative, ECM
>This was guitarist John Abercrombie’s first recording with this quartet, which he would continue to record with throughout the 00’s. The instrumentation features Mark Feldman on violin, along with drums and bass, creating a really interesting and unique sound.
The Calico Wall - I'm a Living Sickness / Flight Reaction (1984) 
>Psychedelic Rock / Garage Rock
Tim Warfield- Spherical (2015)
>Saxophonist Tim Warfield has been compared to Coltrane but here he takes on the music of Thelonious Monk with a stellar band. Pianist Orrin Evans especially embodies the spirit of Monk's playing.
Since some people are posting modern classical in this thread, I have to ask: Anyone have this album? It's not in the archive or on soulseek.
I used to have it, and it's great. It's worth tracking down if you're interested and better at that than I
The Music Tapes - The 2nd Imaginary Symphony for Cloudmaking (2002) [320 & FLAC]
Wolfsthron - Isegrim (2000) 
>Pagan/Depressive Black Metal
Gerardo Nunez- Calima (1998)
>Nunez is a Spanish guitarist and one of the best in nuevo flamenco, which mixes traditional flamenco guitar with North American improvisational styles as well as Caribbean and Brazilian music influences.
Weed Hounds - Demo (2009) 
>Noise Pop / Shoegaze
Weed Hounds - Weed Hounds (2014) 
Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra- Bob Brookmeyer, Composer and Arranger (1980)
>This was the famous house band at the Village Vanguard from the 60’s onward, led by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. Here the band performs charts written and orchestrated by Bob Brookmeyer, and it is probably one of the best documents of Brookmeyer’s skill as an arranger.
someone requested this one in a previous thread
Introducing Opus 5 (2011)
>This is a quintet made up of some of the most common sidemen on Criss Cross records who banded together and decided to make their own supergroup. The playing combines the tradition of hard bop quintets ala Blakey with the more adventurous stylings of Miles' second quintet.