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SQUIDCO Email Update and Cost Sale + Free Shipping for 3, March 30, 2017

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
March 30, 2017
"So the ideology was that:
use sounds as instruments, as sounds on tape, without the causality.
It was no longer a clarinet or a spring or a piano,
but a sound with a form, a development, a life of its own."
- Luc Ferrari

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Cien Fuegos
Edition Wandelweiser Records
Fou Records
Helix Circum-Disc
Improvising Beings
Long Song Records
OutNow Recordings
Spring Garden Music
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      Creative Artists
• Bailey, Derek / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis / Evan Parker
• Willem Breuker Kollektief
• Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff)
• John Cage
• Cecile & Jean-Luc Cappozzo
• Jean-Marc Foussat / Sylvain Guerineau / Joe McPhee
• Frank Gratkowski / Sebi Tramontana
• I Am Three (Eberhard / Neuser / Marien)
• Peter Kowald / Daunik Lazro / Annick Nozati
• Joelle Leandre
• Yoshio Machinda
• MarsaFouty (Jean-Luc Foussat / Fred Marty)
• Luke Martin
• Matt Mitchell plays Tim Berne
• Simon Nabatov
• Luigi Nono / Jurg Frey
• Nuova Camerata
• Ivo Perelman / Karl Berger / Gerald Cleaver
• Ivo Perelman / Mat Maneri / Whit Dickey
• Ivo Perelman / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
• Daniel Sarid Trio
• Josh Sinton / Dominic Lash
• Sirom
• Tiziano Tononi And Southbound
• Trio Kimmig (Kimmig / Studer / Zimmerline / John Butcher)
• Trouble Kaze (Fujii / Agnel / Tamura / Pruvost / Lasserre / Orins)
• Jack Wright / Roughhousing
• John Zorn

Squid Bubble

Squid Bubbles
Squidco Cost Sale

It's the end of the year and we're preparing for the next set of releases that will be added to our catalog. As we get ready for an abundance of great, creative new music, we're offering this set of more than 250 great releases at our cost! Take a good look through this list, which includes CDs, LPs, DVD and magazines from every category of music we sell, including jazz, free improvisation, compositional, rock, experimental and creative music.

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In stock items only, while quantities last - sale items will disappear from the sale when sold out. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points. Sale ends Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 23:59 EST (GMT-5).

Squidco's Free Shipping

It's true! We're now shipping all orders of 3 or more in-stock items for free, for the forseeable future.

• In the US, any order with 3 or more items choosing "Free Economy Shipping" option will ship for free!

• International customers, any order with 3 or more items choosing "Free Economy Shipping" option will ship for free!

In stock items only, order with out of stock items will be held until all items are in stock. Free shipping applies only to "Free Economy Shipping" option on the Shipping & Payment Screen at checkout time. 1st Class and other shipping rates are unaffected by this offer.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Bailey, Derek / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis / Evan Parker : 28 Rue Dunois Juillet 1982
(Fou Records)

A superb encounter from France in 1928 between four masters in a fertile and creative period: Derek Bailey (guitar), Joelle Leandre (double bass), George Lewis (trombone), and Evan Parker (saxophone), each bringing incredible experience to their enduring collective music.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Breuker, Willem Kollektief: Angouleme, 18 Mai 1980 [2 CDs]
(Fou Records)

The late Willem Breuker's Kollektief was an ensemble focusing on jazz roots in theatrical and dramatic performances, emphasing the fun aspects of historic jazz bands with energetic orchestration and soloing, described as a "mix of circus music, jazz and improvisation".
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink (w/ Albert Mangelsdorff): The End [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)

The final portion of the live recording at Free Music Market, in Berlin in 1970 from the trio of tenor saxophonist Peter Brotzmann with Fred Van Hove on piano, Han Bennink on drums, and joined by trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff for three extended and fiery improvisations.
Squidco Pick

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Cecile & Jean-Luc Cappozzo: Soul Eyes
(Fou Records)

A delicate album of melodic free playing from trumpeter Jean-Luc Cappozzo and his partner Cecile Cappozzon piano, covering the work of Charles Mingus ("Pithecantropus Erectus", "Goodbye Porkpie Hat") and Mal Waldron ("No More Tears," "The Seagulls of Kristiansund").
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Foussat, Jean-Marc / Sylvain Guerineau / Joe McPhee: Quod
(Fou Records)

Experimental improvisation from three masterful players --Joe McPhee on soprano sax, Sylvain Guerineau on tenor saxophone, and Jean-Marc Foussat on synthesizer and voice--recording in France in 2010 for two extended works of concentrated and diverse dialog.
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Gratkowski, Frank / Sebi Tramontana: Live At Spanski Borci

A wonderfully playful and buoyant duo between trombonist Sebi Tramontana and reedist Frank Gratkowski performing on bass clarinet, clarinet, and alto saxophone, performing live at Spanski Borci Theatre, in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2016 over 15 concise and compelling dialogs.
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I Am Three (Eberhard / Neuser / Marien): Mingus Mingus Mingus

Saxophonist Silke Eberhard leads her trio with Nikolaus Neuser on trumpet and Christian Marien on drums, through a distillation of well known and lesser known Mingus tunes, restricting each tune to its essence in 3-4 minute renderings focusing on Mingus' compositional strength.
Squidco Pick

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Kowald, Peter / Daunik Lazro / Annick Nozati: Instants Chavires
(Fou Records)

Recordings from 2000 at Instants Chavires in Montreuil, France from the free improvising trio of Peter Kowald on double bass, Daunik Lazro on alto & baritone sax, and Annick Nozati on voice, in a uniquely informed dialog representing the only time this masterful trio performed.
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Leandre, Joelle: No Comment
(Fou Records)

Two exemplary solo sets from the truly distinctive and commanding French double bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandres recorded at Vancouver Jazz Festival, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada, in June 1995 and at The Ibleo Jazz Festival in Ragusa, Italy in October, 1994.
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Machinda, Yoshio: Tender Blues

Japanese Steelpan player Yoshio Machida's 11th solo album, performed on the metal slit drum, made from a small gas tank tuned to the C scale over 2 octaves, which he takes into warm territories of rich overtones and melodic invention influenced by Kora, Gamelan, Kulintang and Myanmar musics.
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MarsaFouty (Jean-Luc Foussat / Fred Marty): Concerts
(Fou Records)

Synth improviser Jean-Marc Foussat and double bassist Fred Marty join their names and playing together for an absolutely impressive album of exploratory improv, Foussat taking their music into hallucinatory territories while Marty provides both a solid anchor and flights of textural nuance; supberb.
Squidco Pick

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Mitchell, Matt plays Tim Berne: Forage

Pianist Matt Mitchell, a member of saxophonist Tim Berne's Snakeoil, releases a solo album of Berne compositions, taking the reedist's typically frenetic material into unexpected territory, revealing dark beauty and intensely introspective aspects to Berne's music.
Squidco Pick

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Nabatov, Simon: Monk 'N' More

Pianist Simon Nabatov plays the music of Thelonious Monk in a live concert from 1995, alternating those recordings with a 2013 concert of solo electroacoustic work, an unusual approach that focuses the melodic aspects of Monk while highlighting his eccentricity and intrepidity.
Squidco Pick

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Nuova Camerata : Chant
(Improvising Beings)

Lisbon's Nuova Camerata brings together a mix of improvisers and contemporary classical players--Carlos Zingaro, Joao Camoes, Ulrich Mitzlaff, Miguel Leiria on string with Pedro Carneiro on marimba--for a set of improvisations bridging both disciplines in passionate and unexpected ways.
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Perelman, Ivo / Karl Berger / Gerald Cleaver: The Art Of The Impov Trio Volume 1

Saxophonist Ivo Perelman is the anchor for the 6 volumes of "The Art of the Improv Trio", here with Karl Berger on piano and Gerald Cleaver on drums in a lyrical album that flows with grace and thoughtfulness, from ballad introspection to uptempo excitement, an impressive start to the series.
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Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Whit Dickey: The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 2

The second volume of New York/Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman's 6-part series "The Art of the Improv Trio" is the most unique of the set, with Mat Maneri on viola and Whit Dickey on drums for a series of thirteen shorter and more intricate works of great range and diversity.
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Perelman, Ivo / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver: The Art Of The Impov Trio Volume 4

The 4th volume in Brazilian/New York saxophonist Ivo Perelman's exemplary 6-part series "The Art of the Improv Trio" bring together bassist William Parker and drummer Gerald Cleaver for a 3-part set of free improvisation, beautifully flowing dialog of masterful playing.
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Sarid, Daniel Trio: Leventuruos
(OutNow Recordings)

Adventurous/Leventuruos is a good description of the articulate, sophisticated, and exciting trio work that Israeli pianist Daniel Sarid, double bassist Gilad Abro, and drummer Ziv Ravitz present, in 8 dynamic pieces that balance free, rapid and lyrical jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Sinton, Josh / Dominic Lash: Signal Gain
(OutNow Recordings)

Multi-reedist Josh Sinton and double bassist Dominic Lash spent a year researching early forms of free-form playing, inviting guests Nate Wooley, Indrid Laubrock, Kyoko Kitamura, and Alex Ward to record the results with them, heard in this outstanding set of recordings from duo to sextet.
Squidco Pick

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Tononi, Tiziano And Southbound: Trouble No More... All Men Are Brothers
(Long Song Records)

Italian drummer and percussionist Tiziano Tononi leads a large ensemble performing the music of American Rock Band The Allman Brothers, who Tononi cites as a major influence in his life for both their style, and for incorporating jazz, blues, southern rock and New Orleans cross-rhythms.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Trio Kimmig (Kimmig / Studer / Zimmerline / John Butcher): Raw

The Swiss string trio led by violinist Harald Kimmig, with Daniel Studer on bass and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello, is joined by UK saxophonist John Butcher for a set of improvisations that build with a unique percussive vitality and burning intensity.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Trouble Kaze (Fujii / Agnel / Tamura / Pruvost / Lasserre / Orins): June
(Helix Circum-Disc)

Drummer Peter Orins expands the Kaze quartet of trumpeters Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost and pianist Satoko Fujii, with a second drummmer--Didier Lasserre--and a second pianist--Sophie Agnel--for a live recording of a 5-part suite of magnificently epic collective improv.
Squidco Pick

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Wright, Jack / Roughhousing: You Haven't Heard This Yet
(Spring Garden Music)

The trio of Jack Wright on sax, Evan Lipson on double bass, and Zachary Darrup on guitar and objects, from a long history of camaraderie have developed a rough-neck style of interacting, here in a long recording alongside 7 solo sax recordings from Wright.
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Zorn, John: The Garden Of Earthly Delights

Composer John Zorn's Simulacrum ensemble of Trevor Dunn (bass), John Medeski (keyboards), Kenny Grohowski (drums), Matt Hollenberg (guitar), and Sara Serpa (voice) in their 6th album of heavy improv, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the passing of painter Hieronymus Bosch.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          



Cage, John : Cartridge Music
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

A 2003 recording from The Ensemble Daswirdas performing John Cage's 1960 composition "Cartridge Music", described as: "For amplified small sounds; also amplified piano or cymbal; any number of players and loudspeakers; parts to be prepared from score by performers."
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Martin, Luke: So Softly That It Came, A Wild Dim Chatter, Meaningless
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Luke Martin began this work with a field recording at Mentryville Park in Southern California, which was transcribed by himself and Amy Golden, Ben Levinson, Davy Sumner, and Ryan Gaston using Martin's system of notating silence, then combined into the final score for this recording.
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Nono, Luigi / Jurg Frey: Works For Violin Duos
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Two works from two distinctive composers from different periods--Jurg Frey and Luigi Nono--both for two violins, Frey using the two violins in parallel to emphasize their distinction; Nono using powerful gestures of divergence and contrast in a dream-like duo.
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Sirom: I

Silom is a Slovenian creative music trio using a variety of string, percussive, and melodic percussive instruments, focused on the acoustic aspects of complex evolving works that combine composed and improvised aspects to create rich music with ancient ethnic overtones.
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New CLEAN FEED Releases are in stock and ready to ship. They'll be detailed in our next mailing list, but you can order with confidence now!

We're never quite caught up with new releases that constantly come in our door, and we don't like to rush a release to our homepage. That said, the following releases have already been stocked at Squidco, and are able to be ordered. In most cases we have images, often have samples, and some basic description of each release.

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Alforjs (Mestre Andree / Bernardo Alvares / Raphael Soares):
Demons 1

Archer / Clark / Grew / Hunter:
Felicity's Ultimatum

Michael Attias Quartet (w/ Ortiz / Hebert / Hebert):
Nerve Dance
(Clean Feed)

Carlos Bica & Azul (w/ Frank Mobus / Jim Black):
More Than This
(Clean Feed)

Christine Bopp / Jean-Luc Petit:
L'eorce Et La Salive
(Fou Records)

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En Respirant
(Fou Records)

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Random Acts of Order
(Clean Feed)

Departement d'Education Psychique:
Untitled [VINYL]
(Fou Records)

Kaja Draksler Octet (w/ Baars / Nielsdoottir / Polence / Rave / Dumitriu / Heyndels / Govaert):
Gledalec [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)

Harris Eisenstadt Canada Day (w/ Wooley / Bauder / Niggenkemper):
On Parade in Parede
(Clean Feed)

Jean-Marc Foussat / Jean-Luc Petit ‎:
... D'Ou Vient La Lumiere !
(Fou Records)

Jean-Brice Godet Quartet (Godet / Attias / Niggenkemper / Costa):
(Fou Records)

Gorilla Mask (Van Huffel / Fidezius / Fischerlehner):
Iron Lung [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)

Joao Hasselberg / Pedro Branco:
From Order To Chaos
(Clean Feed)

Irene Kepl:
(Fou Records)

Daunik Lazro / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis:
Enfances 8 Janv. 1984
(Fou Records)

Tony Malaby / Mat Maneri / Daniel Levin:
New Artifacts
(Clean Feed)

Marteau Rouge ‎ (Pauvros / Sato / Foussat):
... Un Jour Se Leve [VINYL]
(Fou Records)

Rob Mazurek (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell):
Chants and Corners
(Clean Feed)

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Perihelion [VINYL]

Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere:

Samo Salamon Sextet (w/ Succi / Arguelles / Niggenkemper / Dani / Lillinger):
The Colours Suite
(Clean Feed)

Angelica Sanchez Trio (w/ Michael Formanek / Tyshawn Sorey):
Float the Edge
(Clean Feed)

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