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SQUIDCO Email Update + Moving Sales, July 27, 2017

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
July 27, 2017
Thank you for ritual.
Is improvisation a ritual?
Because if it is, that's my ritual."
-Roswell Rudd

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Another Timbre
Creative Sources
Edition Wandelweiser Records

KMB Jazz
Not Two
Sub Rosa

      Creative Artists
• Akama, Ryoko
• Ayler / Cherry / Tchicai / Rudd / Peacock / Murray
• Ilia Belorukov / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres
• Antoine Beuger
• Kyle Bruckmann Degradient
• Lawrence Casserley / Jeffrey Morgan
• Rhodri Davies / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell
• Maria de Alvear / Antoine Beuger
• Eye Contact
• Farhadian / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Kurvers / Torres
• Morton Feldman
• Alexandra Grimal / Benjamin Duboc / Valentin Ceccaldi
• Matt Lavelle
• Daunik Lazro / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Didier Lasserre
• Joe McPhee
• Simon Nabatov Trio
• Ivo Perelman / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver
• Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / Gerald Cleaver
• Michael Pisaro
• Christoph Schiller / Morgan Evans-Weiler
• Burkhard Schlothauer
• Skogen / Magnus Granberg
• Trio Caveat
• Univers Zero
• Warble & MDuo

Squid Bubble

SQUIDCO 20% MOVING SALE (3)! Squidco 20% Sale

The 3rd and final 20% Off Moving Sale! Squidco has signed the lease on our new location and will move locations at the end of this summer, currently scheduled for the last week of August. Therefore we're looking to lighten our load before the move.

For our THIRD moving sale we offer this set of more than 100 items being sold at 20% OFF their regular retail price! The items in this list come from a variety of genres and formats in our catalog -- CDs, LPs, Cassettes, Magazines and DVDs of improvised, composed and rock music -- from labels around the globe. So take advantage of these low prices, and take a close look at this set of great albums... but hurry, because this sale ends Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at midnight! *

Click Here to See Sale Items

Squidco Used CD Sale

From now through this Sunday, July 30, all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 20% off their listed price.

View Our List of Used CDs.

Selected Box Sets on Sale
Parker, Evan / Pat Thomas / John Russell / John Edwards / Alex Ward / Alison Blunt / Benedict Taylor / David Leahy / Kay Grant: Mopomoso Tour 2013 | Making Rooms <br>[4 CD BOX SET]
Parker, Evan / Pat Thomas / John Russell / John Edwards / Alex Ward / Alison Blunt / Benedict Taylor / David Leahy / Kay Grant
Mopomoso Tour 2013 | Making Rooms

Was $44.95
Great Britain)
Braxton, Anthony: Trillium J <br>[4 CDs + Blu Ray]
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J
[4 CDs + Blu Ray]

Was $94.95
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records
Foussat, Jean-Marc / Les Autres: Alternative Oblique <br>[4 CD Box Set]
Foussat, Jean-Marc / Les Autres
Alternative Oblique
[4 CD Box Set]

Was $35.95
(Improvising Beings
Simmons, Sonny: Leaving Knowledge, Wisdom and Brilliance / Chasing The Bird? <br>[8 CD BOX]
Simmons, Sonny
Leaving Knowledge, Wisdom and Brilliance / Chasing The Bird?
[8 CD BOX]

Was $49.95
(Improvising Beings
Davies, Rhodri: Pedwar  <br>[BOX SET, 4 LPs + INSERTS]
Davies, Rhodri

Was $135.00
Great Britain)

   Jazz & Improvisation

Ayler, Albert / Don Cherry / John Tchicai / Roswell Rudd / Gary Peacock / Sonny Murray: New York Eye And Ear Control

Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler leads the New York free improvising sextet of trumpeter Don Cherry, alto saxophonist John Tchicai, trombonist Roswell Rudd, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray through two extended jams, which were used as the soundtrack for director Michael Snow's short film "New York Eye and Ear Control".
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Belorukov, Ilia / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres: Tak Prosto
(Creative Sources)

Two recordings from the lowercase acoustic improvising trio of Portuguese players Ernesto Rodriduges on viola and Nuno Torres on alto saxophone and objects with Saint Petersburg alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov, recording at Belorukov's Spina! label's studio, and again live at Vertikal' Gallery in Saint Petersburg in 2016.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Bruckmann, Kyle Degradient: Dear Everyone [2 CDs]
(Not Two)

West Coast oboist and english horn improviser composes a startlingly enjoyable work based on Matt Shears' book of recursive, encyclopedic poetry of the same name: 10 pieces colliding elements of skronk, spoken word, fried electroacoustic noise and dark prog within a Creative Music framework, with a core quartet of Aram Shelton, Jason Hoopes and Jordan Glenn, plus guest Weston Olencki and a large cast of readers.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $20.95      Listen          

Casserley, Lawrence / Jeffrey Morgan: Exoplanets
(Creative Sources)

Two enounters between UK electroacoustic composer and performer Lawrence Casserly on his Signal Processing Instrument and American free jazz alto saxophonist Jefrrey Morgan, recording both in the studio in Cologne, Germany in 2016, and in concert at The Loft; a rich, subtle, and detailed astronomical encounter blending stellar electronics and responsive extended playing.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell: There Is No Love

Confront initiates their new Core Series with the text piece "There Is No Love" with David Sylvian on voice, vocal treatments and electronics, Rhodri Davies on harp, vibraphone and radio, and Mark Wastel on tam tam and percussion, a sophisticated spoken word piece of shadowy atmosphere and innuendo, leveraging approaches from experimental, improvised and composed music.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Eye Contact: War Rug
(KMB Jazz)

The New York free improvising trio of Matthew Heyner (Test, Malkuth) on bass, Matt Lavelle on trumpet and clarinet and Ryan Sawyer (Tall Firs, Stars Like Fleas) on drums in the follow-up to their 2005 Utech double CD "Embracing The Tide / Making Eye Contact With God", an impressive release of expressive technique and ritualistic drive.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Farhadian / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Kurvers / Torres: De-Col//age_
(Creative Sources)

An unusual improvising string quartet plus alto saxophone, Thea Farhadian (violin), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Klaus Kurvers (double bass) and Nuno Torres (alto saxophone) present the 11-part "De-col//age_", a slowly-developing work balancing unconventional approaches to their instruments with more conventional strategies.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Grimal, Alexandra / Benjamin Duboc / Valentin Ceccaldi: Bambu

An unusual and captivating work from the trio of saxophonist Alexandra Grimal, double bassist Benjaim Duboc, and cellist Valentin Ceccaldi, leading their album with tracks from "Respirer l'ombre" by Giuseppe Penone "spontaneously used without permission but with great admiration," leading to powerful and unpredictable directions in free improvisation; excellent.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Lavelle, Matt: Cuica In The Third House
(KMB Jazz)

The 2007 solo debut of New York free improvising trumpeter Matt Lavelle, here performing on the hybrid instruments, the Bass-Trumpinet and Bass-Clarumpet, introduced and punctuated with spoken word insight and declarations, and using overdubs on selected tracks, making for an intimate and accomplished album of modern free jazz.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Lazro, Daunik / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Didier Lasserre: Garden(s)

The trio of Daunik Lazro on baritone and tenor saxophone, Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet & flugelhorn and Didier Lasserre on drums, alternate jazz standards from Duke Ellington (Sophisticated Lady; Hop Head), John Coltrane (Lonnie's Lament), Albert Ayler (Angels), with original compositions and the 3-part "Garden", all in the varied traditions of jazz.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

McPhee, Joe: Seattle Symphony [VINYL]

Free jazz saxophone and trumpet legend Joe McPhee explains that he considers Seattle his second home, performing regularly there since 1984; in 2010, after the passing of his own heroes, trumpeter Bill Dixon and saxophonist Fred Anderson, McPhee presented this tribute there as a solo "symphony" in a remarkable, heartfelt and absolutely impressive concert.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Nabatov, Simon Trio: Picking Order

Drawing from the spirit of early free jazz, pianist Simon Nabatov's new trio with Dominik Mahnig on drums and Stefan Schonegg on bass, are caught live at the LOFT in Cologne, Germany in 2015 for a superb concert of jazz that balances captivating lyrical material with exciting free passages, taking unexpected directions that constantly engage.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver: The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 5

The fifth volume in Ivo Perlman's series exploring free improvising trios in various configurations brings together the tenor saxophonist with guitarist Joe Morris and drummer Gerald Cleaver for an exemplary album of modern, creative jazz.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Gerald Cleaver: The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 3

The 3rd part of NY/Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman's "Art of the Improv Trio" series, with Matthew Shipp on piano and Gerald Cleaver on drums, each an essential element in the interplay and subtle skills of these masterful players, with Perelman's voice exceptionally strong as he demonstrates the full range of his sax through free and melodic passage.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Trio Caveat: Compliments Of The Season
(KMB Jazz)

The debut album of the New York Trio Caveat of Jonathan Moritz on tenor and soprano saxophones, John McLellan on drums, and James Ilgenfritz on bass, in an unusual Christmas album taking understated and obscure approaches to tunes like "Blue Christmas" and "Dreidel", where only the attentive listener discovers the melodic and harmonic basis for each tune.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Warble & MDuo : Ama
(Creative Sources)

Two improvising duos that share one person and joined as a trio -- Berlin musician Miako Klein on recorders -- Warble being Klein and NY/Berlin trumpeter Brad Henkel, the two exploring their instruments through close amplification; Mduo is Klein & NY/Berlin percussionist Michael Weilacher using extended techniques and strange actions.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Univers Zero: Heresie [VINYL]
(Sub Rosa)

A much-needed reissue of Univers Zero's second album, "Heresie", originally released in 1979, here in its 2010 Cuneiform Records remix; a classic of chamber rock music in the Rock in Opposition approach, featuring heavy use of dissonance and dark, brooding, and extremely complex melodies, a classic and important record showing creative paths in rock music.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Akama, Ryoko : Places And Pages [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)

Composer Ryoko Akama releases a 2 disc set of 23 scores in the crossroads of minimalism and sound compositions, quiet and loud, performed in a sextet with the composer herself plus Christian Muller, Cristian Alvear, Cyril Bondi, Stefan Thut, and d'incise, each section like a page in a notebook related to place, space, time or location.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $20.95      Listen          

Beuger, Antoine : Ockeghem Octets
(Another Timbre)

Wandelweiser composer Antoine Beuger presents 25 of the 50 pages of his "Ockeghem Octets", each piece dedicated to one of Beuger's heroes, performed by an octet comprised of melodica, concertina, harmonium, e-bow zither, cello, flute, accordion and alto flute, each player provided notes and a playing methodology to create these gorgeous soundscape.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

de Alvear, Maria / Antoine Beuger: Besando El Tiempo [2CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Antoine Beuger performs composer Maria De Alvear's 1995 contemplative work "Besando El Tiempo" (Kissing The Time) written using an automatic script and originally composed for the flautist Caren Levine; after hearing Beuger's interpretation she requested that he record it, the result this rendition that takes the composition on an introspective journey.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Feldman, Morton : Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello
(Another Timbre)

Morton Feldman's final composition, originally premiered in 1987, here performed by pianist Mark Knoop, violinist Aisha Orazbayeva, violist Bridget Carey, and cellist Anton Lukoszevieze, recording a year after their successful performance at London's Cafe Oto, maintaining focus and concentration on this large, unhurried work of micro-variations.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Pisaro, Michael: Sometimes
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

The MaDam Electroacoustic Improvisation Collective based in Spain performs the first in Pisaro's 34 piece Harmony Series, which attempts to create the conditions for a harmonic situation without giving any actual notes, just numbers, durations of tones, and pauses; this work is based on "swell piece (for alison knowles)" (1967) by James Tenney.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Schiller, Christoph / Morgan Evans-Weiler: Spinet & Violin
(Another Timbre)

An extended improvisation between spinet player Christoph Schiller and Boston-based composer/violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler, recorded in Schiller's workshop in Basel during Evans-Weiler's tour of Europe, a slowly moving exploration of pitch, timbre and texture executed with intensive concentration and utterly impressive control.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Schlothauer, Burkhard: More Chamber Events [2CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Composer Burkhard Schlothauer, co-founder of Editions Wandelweiser and a member of Zeitkratzer and the Wandwelweiser Composers Ensemble, in a five part work conceived as a single part, combining previous works into various possible versions as "events", working with spatial distribution, slow beats, noise, and pulse, superimposed from their origins.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Skogen / Magnus Granberg: 'Ist gefallen in den Schnee' (2010) and 'Despairs had Governed Me Too Long' (2012) [double CD reissue]
(Another Timbre)

Ist gefallen in den Schnee: A piece by Swedish composer-pianist Magnus Granberg, performed with Angharad Davies, Anna Lindal, Leo Svensson Sander, John Eriksson, Erik Carlsson, Henrik Olsson, Petter Wastberg and Toshimaru Nakamura; Despairs: A beautiful extended composition exquisitely played by an ensemble of fine musicians.
     Buy      $15.95          

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Squidco's Free Shipping

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

• 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.

 In Stock and Ready to Ship

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.

• You can see the newest additions to our catalog in our Just In Stock Section.

• You can see the latest fully cataloged items in our store by using our New Releases section.

• You can see Recently Restocked items on this page.

• Ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


Burkhard Beins / Lucio Capece / Martin Kuchen / Paul Vogel:
Fracture Mechanics
(Mikroton Recordings)

Yves Charuest / Agusti Fernandez / Nicolas Caloia / Peter Valsamis :
(Tour de Bras)

Cilantro (Angelica Castello / Billy Roisz):
(Mikroton Recordings)

Viv Corringham / Lawrence Casserley:

Erick d' Orion / Martin Tetreault :
(Tour de Bras)

Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders:
Live in London

Landet Er Gitt Oss [VINYL]
(Nakama Records)

Filosofer :
Landet Er Gitt Oss
(Nakama Records)

The Holy Quintet (Change / Drouin / Lash / Lazardiou / Ryan):
(Mikroton Recordings)

Kamins / Smith / Fielder / Hertenstein:
After Effects

Kontakte Trio (Trevor Taylor / Ian Brighton / Steve Beresford):
Kontakte Trio

Jose Lencastre Nau Quartet (Lencastre / Pinheiro / Faustino / Lencastre):
Fragments of Always

Kurt Liedwart / Andrey Popovskiy / Martin Taxt:
(Mikroton Recordings)

Alfredo Monteiro Costa / Miguel A. Garcia:
(Mikroton Recordings)

Seth Parker Woods :

Ernesto Rodrigues / Hans W. Koch :
(Creative Sources)

Christian Svendsen Meaas :
(Nakama Records)

Christian Svendsen Meaas :
(Nakama Records)

Ayumi Tanaka / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod:
3 Pianos
(Nakama Records)

Ayumi Tanaka / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod:
3 Pianos [VINYL LP]
(Nakama Records)

Tipple (Frode Gjerstad / Kevin Norton / David Watson):
Live at Elastic Arts

 Squidco Storefront

Squidco, 928 North 4th St., Wilmington, NC 28401

Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2002. In 2010 we opened a storefront in downtown Wilmington, NC, giving customers access to our catalog of more than 7,000 new items, plus hundreds of discounted, used, and promotional items not listed on our website. We're open by appointment Mon-Fri, 12:00-6:00 PM, so if you're in the North Carolina coastal region make sure to get in touch, we'd love to play some music for you!

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