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SQUIDCO Email Update and Black Friday Sale, November 24, 2017

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 24, 2017

"The baroque era of J.S. Bach wasn't really defined as "baroque" until the 1950s,
when musicologists gave it that name.
Bach didn't know he was composing baroque music!
We don't really know what the music of today is all about either."
—Steve Swell
     Squidco Blue Squid Black Friday Sale

"Black Friday", the day after the US Holiday of Thanksgiving, is the traditional day of deep discounts, and for us, the day to celebrate that few Squids were eaten on this day. To celebrate with The Squid, we're offering the following discounts from now until Sunday night!

• Buy any CD, LP, Cassette, Book, Magazine, or DVD
Take 10% off your total.

• Buy 3 or more CDs, LPs, Cassettes, Books, Magazines, or DVDs
Take 15% off your total!

Shop at Squidco!

In-stock items only. Orders must be placed through our shopping cart. Discount is displayed on category lists, product detail pages, and in your shopping cart. Discounted items will not receive Squidco Reward Points. Gift certificates and shipping insurance products excluded. Sale ends Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST (GMT - 4).

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Clean Feed
Creative Sources
Harbinger Sound

Important Records

      Creative Artists
• Aalberg, Kullhammar, Zetterber & Santos Silva
• Barbez w/ Velina Brown
• Harry Bertoia
• Joao Camoes/Jean-Luc Cappozzo/Jean-Marc Foussat
• Eleh
• Eleh/Christina Kubisch
• FCT Trio meets Carlos Atti (Atti/Graziano/Evangelista/Cusa)
• Nick Fraser (w/ Malaby/Downing/Clutton)
• Mark Helias/Tom Rainey/Tony Malaby
• Imaginary Numbers (McPhee/Niggenkemper/Solberg)
• Joao Lencastre's Communion 3 (Lencastre/Sacks/Opsvik)
• Parker, Moster Abrams & Herndon
• Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity
• Ada Rave Trio (w/ Nicola L. Hein/Wilbert De Joode)
• Eve Risser /Kaja Draksler
• Ernesto Rodrigues/Carlos Santos
• Sirius (Tembe/Trinite)
• Steve Swell (w/ Brown/Hwang/Ulrich/Boston/Pugliese)
• Tree Ear (Strinning/Troller/Hemingway)
• John Wall/Mark Durgan

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

Aalberg, Kullhammar, Zetterber & Santos Silva: Basement Sessions Vol.4 (The Bali Tapes)
(Clean Feed)

The 4th volumes of this remarkable set of "basement sessions" from the Swedish trio of Espen Aalberg on drums & percussion, Jonas Kullhammar on saxophone & flute, and Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass, joined by Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, for a beautiful album of free hard bop, encompassing spiritual and ritual aspects of gamelan music in a unique and wonderful album.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Camoes, Joao / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Jean-Marc Foussat: Autres Paysages
(Clean Feed)

"Autres Paysages" or "Other Landscapes" pins the description on the rich, turbulent, and mesmerizing music this trio creates, with French violist Joao Camoes and Jean-Marc Foussat on the EMS Synthi AKS collaborating for their 3rd album, joined by trumpeter Jean-Luc Cappozzo, as acoustics and electronics subsume and survive seamlessly in an inspired set of recordings.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

FCT Trio meets Carlos Atti (Atti / Graziano / Evangelista / Cusa): From Sun Ra to Donald Trump
(Clean Feed)

With humorous titles referencing everything from Sun Ra to Donald Trump, Italian drummer Francesco Cusa's quartet with Carlo Atti (sax), Simone Graziano (piano) and Gabriele Evangelista (bass), reimagine the concepts of traditional jazz standards and formats into contemporatry approaches of composition and playing, in a serious and lyrical album of modern creative jazz.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Fraser, Nick (w/ Malaby / Downing / Clutton): Is Life Long?
(Clean Feed)

Toronto drummer Nick Fraser leads the quartet of Tony Malaby on saxophones, Andrew Downing on cellos, and Rob Clutton on bass in their 3rd album together, presenting 6 Fraser original compositions, using both string players to create unique harmonic environments over which they combine lyrical and contemporary approaches to jazz and improv.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Helias, Mark / Tom Rainey / Tony Malaby: The Signal Maker

Double bass player Mark Helias leads his Open Loose trio, founded in 1996 and currently comprised of Tom Rainey on drums and Tony Malaby on tenor sax, taking Helias' compositions and reworking them live until they become the dozen magnificent pieces recorded on this album: a diverse, flexible and creative set of approaches to jazz and free improvisation.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Imaginary Numbers (McPhee / Niggenkemper / Solberg): Imaginary Numbers
(Clean Feed)

Playing both pocket trumpet and tenor sax, Joe McPhee joins German/French/NY bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, and Norwegian drummer Stale Liavik Solberg, for an authoritative and bold album of collective free improv, three extended conversations that center on "A Supreme Love (For John Coltrane)", pointing to the history and sympathies of these impressive musicians.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Lencastre's, Joao Communion 3 (Lencastre / Sacks / Opsvik): Movements In Freedom
(Clean Feed)

Communion is Portuguese drummer and composer Joao Lencastre's project to bring musicians from the American and international jazz scenes together, here in his 3rd release presenting a piano trio with two New Yorkers--pianist Jacob Sack and Norwegian bassist living in New York, Eivind Opsvik--for 3 Lencastre compositions, 1 Ornette Coleman piece, and 6 collective compositions.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Moster, Parker, Abrams & Herndon: Ran Do
(Clean Feed)

Chicago and Norway free improvisers come together in the quartet of Kjetil Moster (tenor sax), Jeff Parker (guitar), John Herndon (drums) and Joshua Abrams (double bass), having played once in Chicago's bar Rodan in 2008, and finally reunited to bring this album, blending polyrhythmic, rock, jazz, free playing, textural and grooves together into an exhilarating music.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity : Live in Europe [3 CDs]
(Clean Feed)

Three complete 2016 concerts at North Sea Jazz Festival, Ljubljana Jazz Festival and Oslo Jazz Festiva, and 3 CDs to present them, from drummer Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity, a superb free/post-bop group with a core of Nilssen, bassist Petter Eldh, and saxophonist Andre Roligheten, featuring 3 saxophonists: Fredrik Ljungkvis, Kristoffer Berre Alberts, and Jorgen Mathisen.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Rave, Ada Trio (w/ Nicola L. Hein / Wilbert De Joode): The Sea, the Storm and the Full Moon
(Clean Feed)

Mixing free jazz and and open-minded collective improv using unusual techniques from Argentinian-born, Amsterdam-based saxophonist Ada Rave and her trio with German prepared guitarist Nicola L. Hein and Netherland bassist Wilbert De Joode, blending lyrical formats as she seeks new paths in the combination of written composition and spontaneous improvisation.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Risser, Eve / Kaja Draksler: To Pianos
(Clean Feed)

Two pianists dedicate to their instruments at the Gallus Hall of Cankarjev Dom during the 57th Jazz Festival Ljubljana: Paris-based pianist Eve Risser (Umlaut, En-Corps, &c) and Slovenian pianist Kaja Draskler (I/O, Draskler Octet, &c.), to record these inventive duos, weaving their keys together or working inside and out of the piano in incredible sonic approaches.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos: Piano
(Creative Sources)

A unique take on the piano, with both participants--Ernesto Rodrigues and Carlos Santos--approaching the physical aspects of the instrument, somewhat beyond prepared piano, as the two record not just the strings but the wood, metal and most likely wheels of the instrument, creating a cantankerous display of sound that unfolds slowly; idiosyncratic and noteworthy.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Sirius (Tembe / Trinite): Acoustic Main Suite Plus The Inner One
(Clean Feed)

A beautifully complex album of resonant improvisation from Swazi born trumpeter Yaw Tembe, who is committed to bring Africa to the Portuguese free music scene, Yaw, along with Paris veteran percussionist/objects manipulator Monsieur Trinitee, blend patient sonic environments with percussive platforms and both meditative and scrabbly trumpet work; an absorbing release.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Swell, Steve (w/ Brown / Hwang / Ulrich / Boston / Pugliese): Music for Six Musicians: Hommage a Olivier Messiaen

Steve Swell presents an homage to composer Olivier Messiaen in a sextet with Rob Brown (saxophone), Jason Kao Hwang (violin & viola), Robert Boston (piano & organ), Tomas Ulrich (cello), and Jim Pugliese (drums & percussion) performed live at Metro Baptist Church in NYC, 2017, a presentation of encompassing and passionate free music that knows little boundary.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Tree Ear (Strinning / Troller / Hemingway): Witches Butter
(Clean Feed)

After percussionist and composer Gerry Hemingway migrated to Luzern, Switzerland he joined forces with the creative improvising community in that city, in particular with guitarist Manuel Troller and saxophonist and bass clarinetist Sebastian Strinning, the trio taking the name Tree Ear, blending free and idiomatic improv in bold, uncommon and spellbinding ways.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Bertoia, Harry: Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture Of Harry Bertoia [CD + DVD]
(Important Record)

Italian-born American artist, sound art sculptor, and modern furniture designer Harry Bertoia in a CD/DVD package containing historic recordings made in Harry Bertoia's Sonambient barn, where he developed sculptures with sonic properties, including four recently discovered audio recordings and a DVD of interview footage, showing Bertoia at work.
     Buy      $28.95          

Eleh / Christina Kubisch: Split: "Tesla's Dream" b/w "Ohmage/Resistor" [VINYL]
(Important Records)

A split LP, with the first side from Christina Kubisch as she contemplates Nicolai Tesla and his concept of electrical remoteness as it applies to the modern world using electromagnetic field recordings from modern devices; side B presents Eleh's composition "Ohmage/Resistor" utilizing a new kind of spaciousness, composed for piano & Serge STS modular synthesizers.
     Buy      $28.95          

Eleh: Home Age [VINYL]
(Important Record)

The mysterious electronic musician Eleh in his first full length release since 2012, seeking to expose the inherent musicality of pure electrical currents via high resolution Serge STS synthesizers, a slowly developing work of subtle harmonic and melodic motion.
     Buy      $27.95          

Wall, John / Mark Durgan: Contrapt
(Harbinger Sound)

After their 2012 album "139", the duo of UK electroacoustic experimenters John Wall and Mark Durgan return for a second album of unusual sound composed from improvisations between the two recorded in Wall's Utterpsalm Studio in London between 2012-15, restructuring their recordings into fascinating ecosystems of sound.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Barbez w/ Velina Brown: For Those Who Came After: Songs Of Resistance From The Spanish Civil War
(Important Record)

New York's literate and genre-encompassing rock band Barbez led by guitarist and journalist Dan Kaufman present their 5th album, renderings of protest songs from The Spanish Civil War in a tribute to the Spanish International Brigades, blending avant-rock, contemporary classical, and folk music styles into a compelling and historically important set of songs.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Barbez w/ Velina Brown: For Those Who Came After: Songs Of Resistance From The Spanish Civil War [VINYL]
(Important Record)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $28.95      Listen          

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 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.


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(Creative Sources)

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The Expanding Universe
(Evil Clown)

Davide Piersanti / Hui-Chun Lin / Sergio Castrillon / Ulf Mengersen / Klaus Kurvers:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres / Carlos Santos / Stale Liavik Solberg :
(Creative Sources)

Elliott Sharp / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot:
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Un Coup de Des:
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