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SQUIDCO Email Update March 23, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
March 23, 2018

"You have to know composition
to be a good improviser."
—Roscoe Mitchell

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Clean Feed
Creative Sources


      Creative Artists
• Amberg, Elio/Christoph Baumann
• Samuel Blaser/Gerry Hemingway
• Martin Blume/Tobias Delius/Achim Kaufmann/Dieter Manderscheid
• Jonas Cambien Trio (w/Roligheten/Wildhagen)
• Maria da Rocha
• Benoit Delbecq 4 (w/Turner/Hebert/Cleaver)
• Frode Gjerstad Trio + Steve Swell
• Tyler Higgins (w/Stevens/Higgins)
• Roscoe Mitchell/Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra
• Paul Morgan Khimasia
• Barre Phillips/Motoharu Yoshizawa
• Matt Piet & His Disorganization (w/Berman/Mazzarella/Daisy)
• Mattias Risberg
• Samo Salamon/Tony Malaby/Roberto Dani
• Giacomo Salis/Paolo Sanna
• Sara Serpa (w/Laubrock/Fiedlander)
• Turbamulta (Raon/Sao/Ferreira/Martins/Aroso)
• Grant Weston Calvin
• Ame Zek

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

Amberg, Elio / Christoph Baumann: Life In A Pond
(Creative Sources)

Nine freely improvised introspections as "enlightening spots on different forms of life in a rather muddy environment" from Lucerne, Switzerland based tenor saxophonist Elio Amberg and pianist Christoph Baumann, wonderful miniatures of great style and skill, a diverse exploration of their fictional pond that's quite spellbinding and exciting.
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Blaser, Samuel / Gerry Hemingway: Oostum [VINYL]

A fantastic album of free improvisation between two creative and versatile players captured live at Kerkje van Oostum, Groningen, The Netherlands in 2015--percussionist Gerry Hemingway and trombonist Samuel Blaser--both using immense talent and unorthodox approaches to their instruments as they shift from unexpected atmospheres to lyrical richness.
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Blume, Martin / Tobias Delius / Achim Kaufmann / Dieter Manderscheid: Frames & Terrains [VINYL]

A great example of collective free improvisation from the quartet of drummer/percussionist Martin Blue, tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Tobias Delius, pianist Achim Kaufmann, and double bassist Dieter Manderscheid, performing live at the LOFT in Cologne, Germnay in 2016 for two extended intricate, melodic, and commanding performances of expressive and passionate free jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen): We Must Mustn't We
(Clean Feed)

Leveraging influences in improvisation and contemporary compositional music, Belgian/Oslo pianist Jonas Cambien, a member of Simiskina and Platform, extends his own trio of saxophonist Andre Rolighete and drummer Andreas Wildhagen with trumpeter Torstein Lavik Larsen on 2 tracks, as they balance jazz, avant, free improv and other hybrid forms in a compellingly creative album.
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Delbecq, Benoit 4 (w / Turner / Hebert / Cleaver): Spots On Stripes
(Clean Feed)

French pianist Benoit Delbecq brings together frequent collaborators from New York--Mark Turner on tenor saxophone and drummer Gerald Cleaver--and from Paris--Delbecq himself and double bassist John Hebert--for an album of refined and inventive contemporary jazz, the work of masterful players with years of experience and collaborations dating back to 2003.
Squidco Pick

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Gjerstad, Frode Trio + Steve Swell: Bop Stop
(Clean Feed)

The indefatigable Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad invites trombonist Steve Swell, with whom he collaborated in 2011 on the live album "At Constellation", to join his trio with Jon Rune Strom on double bass and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, at Cleveland's Bop stop during their 2017 tour, recording this impressive concert of exemplary collective free jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Mitchell, Roscoe / Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra: Ride The Wind

Reedist and composer Roscoe Mitchell in a collaboration with the Montreal - Toronto Art Orchestra, an extraordinary group of improvising musicians comprised of 6 woodwinds, piano, vibraphone, tuba, 2 each of trumpet, trombone, viola, string bass and drums plus Mitchell on sopranino saxophone, a profoundly elaborate and absorbing work for a large improvising ensemble.
Squidco Pick

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Morgan, Paul Khimasia : peoplegrowold

Paul Khimasia Morgan is a British guitarist and sound artist who performs on a prepared acoustic guitar body and zither, using objects and electronics to create works of tones, interventions and transitions, here in four rich pieces of well-chosen sound delivered with patient pacing, keeping each piece active while exploring the potential of his instruments and devices.
Squidco Pick

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Phillips, Barre / Motoharu Yoshizawa: Oh My, Those Boys!

Two bass players--European free improv legend Barre Phillips and Japanese master Motoharu Yoshizawa--met at Cafe Amores in Yamaguchi, Japan in 1994, with Phillips on an amplified acoustic upright and Yoshizawa using an electric vertical 5-string bass of his own design, as the two weave and merge their unique sounds and approaches in a brilliant concert.
Squidco Pick

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Phillips, Barre / Motoharu Yoshizawa: Oh My, Those Boys! [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

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Piet, Matt & His Disorganization (w / Berman / Mazzarella / Daisy): Rummage Out
(Clean Feed)

A young and fresh voice in the creative Chicago improv scene, pianist and composer Matt Piet, who leads his own trio and the band Four Letter Words, and one third of Rempis/Piet/Daisy, introduces a new quartet with saxophonist Nick Mazzarella, cornet player Josh Berman, and drummer Tim Daisy, a superb example of the energetic and active Chicago scene.
Squidco Pick

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Risberg, Mattias : Stamps
(Clean Feed)

Swedish pianist Mattias Risberg demonstrates the passion he dedicates to vintage instruments like mellotron, Hammond organ, analog synthesizers, clavichord and pipe organs, here in a solo album of piano, with some light preparations, and the pedals of a Moog Taurus, in an inventive album of improvisations inspired by the vivid images of postage stamps.
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Salamon, Samo / Tony Malaby / Roberto Dani: Traveling Moving Breathing
(Clean Feed)

A peer of Tim Berne, David Binney, Sabir Mateen, Mark Helias, &c., Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon presents an album of original compositions and one collective improvisation from his ever-changing Bassless Trio, here with drummer Roberto Dani and saxophonist Tony Malaby on tenor and soprano, in an introspective album of profound technique and lyrical playing.
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Salis, Giacomo / Paolo Sanna: Humyth

Creative uses of percussion from Italian drummers Giacomo Salis and Paolo Sanna, who explore gesture, movement, listening, and the investigation of natural materials and found objects, in five studio tracks that present the results of their research in both rhythmic sections and sections of abstract sound, honed from concerts, studio albums, and a collaboration with Jeph Jerman.
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Serpa, Sara (w / Laubrock / Fiedlander): Close Up
(Clean Feed)

Lisbon, Portugal native, singer and composer Sara Serpa in a trio with saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and cellist Erik Friedlander, recording live at Pete's House, in Brooklyn, for an album of unusual and creative vocals inspired by experimentation and changing identities, bringing a unique approach to improvised voice, here in the company of accomplished players.
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Weston, Grant Calvin : Improv Messenger [CD + DOWNLOAD]

Performing on drums, trumpet, guitar, bass, moog bass, and keyboards, Philadelphia born and West Coast drummer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Calvin Weston, a member of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Band, presents an album or fierce drumming and powerful electronic sources balanced with beautifully paced sonic environments, 16 tracks of diverse and gripping music.
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da Rocha, Maria: Beetroot & Other Stories

Using violin, viola, synth and effect pedals, Portuguese string player Maria da Rocha creates rich environments of sound and unusual rhythmic structures over which she plays with subtlety and transcendence, in her first solo album, using her unique language as she tells the story of a beet and a witch, inspired by Odyssey Ulysses and Circe from Cortazar.
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Zek, Ame: First Bow
(Creative Sources)

Croatian guitarist and electroacoustic musician Ame Zek in an album of electroacoustic improvisation using prepared guitars, acoustic percussions, self made objects, contact microphones, analog modular synthesizer, amplified feedback speakers, magnetic field microphones and digital midi machines; an album of raw, raspy, dark and dissonant sound.
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Higgins, Tyler (w / Stevens / Higgins): Blue Mood

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, guitarist Tyler Higgins is also a multi-instrumentalist and composer who merges genres of moody, cinematic music based around folk, blues, jazz and twisted with unusual approaches, aided in his endeavors by drummer Paul Steven and wordless vocalist Ellen Higgins, producing a alluring set of musical narratives.
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Turbamulta (Raon / Sao / Ferreira / Martins / Aroso): Turbamulta
(Clean Feed)

With orchestration of harp, daxophone, idiophones, piano, cello, guitar, percussion, sampling & electronics, the Portuguese quintet Turbamulta (roughly translates to "rowdy mob", though clearly a very sophisticated mob) was born from the band Powertrio of Eduardo Raon, Joana Sa and Luis Martins, expanded to blend compositional, EA and improv approaches into something unique and beautiful.
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The Squid's Ear The Squid's Ear is Squidco's companion online magazine, featuring reviews of Squidco items from independent writers.

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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.


Derek Bailey:
Lot 74 [VINYL]
(Honest Jons Records)

Derek Bailey / Tristan Honsinger:
(Honest Jons Records)

Baker / Glover:
Love, Approximately
(Bad Architect Records)

Francois Bayle:
Tremblements [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

Bear Brother (Skorpen / Skeidsvoll / Skeidsvoll / Bjorgo / Mellem):
Bear Brother
(Creative Sources)

Christer Botheen / Vilhelm Bromander:
(Creative Sources)

Cornelius Cardew / London Experimental Ensemble:
(Split Rock Records)

(Squidco Records)

Xavier Charles / Alma Fury / Otomo Yoshihide / Otani Yasuhiro:
High Tones For Winter Fashion
(Textile Records)

Creta [VINYL]

Duo Bruo:
(Creative Sources)

Greatest Show On Earth
(Rune Grammofon)

Greatest Show On Earth [VINYL+CD]
(Rune Grammofon)

Flower-Corsano Duo:
The Radiant Mirror
(Textile Records)

Fraqx (Frank Crijns / Jacq Palinckx):
(Creative Sources)

Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Joel Futterman / Steve Swell:
Masters Of Improvisation

Henry Kaiser / Ed Pettersen:
We Call All Times Soon
(Split Rock Records )

Peter Lemer Quintet:
Local Colour [VINYL]

Jose Lencastre / Jorge Nuno / Pedro Santo :
(Creative Sources)

Luchese / Kaptra:
777+2 Per Aspera ad Astra
(Creative Sources)

Togashi Masahiko Quartet (w / Yoshizawa / Takagi /Takayanagi):
We Now Create: Music For Strings, Winds And Percussions
(Monkey Dog)

Simon Nabatov / Max Johnson / Michael Sarin:
Free Reservoir

Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / Jeff Cosgrove:
Live In Baltimore

Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / Joe Hertenstein:

Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Bobby Kapp:

Quator Bozzini / Gyula Csapo:
Deja? Koja?
(Collection QB)

uentin Rollet / Jean-Marc Foussat / Christian Rollet:
Entree Des Puys De Grele
(Fou Records)

Rova Saxophone Quartet:
In Transverse Time
(Les Disques Victo)

Wasteland Jazz Unit:
Attuned To Ruin [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)

Megumi Yonezawa / Masa Kamaguchi / Ken Kobayashi:

Otomo Yoshihide / Xavier Charles:
Difference Between the Two Clocks
(Textile Records)

Christian Zanesi :
Grand Bruit/Stop ! l'horizon [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)


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

In stock items only, orders 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. US orders will ship via USPS Media Mail with tracking. 1st Class and other shipping rates are unaffected by this offer.

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Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2002. In 2010 we moved to Wilmington, NC, giving regional and visiting customers access to our catalog of more than 7,000 items, which includes hundreds of discounted, used, and promotional items not listed on our website. We're open for you to visit by appointment during weekday afternoons, so if you're in the North Carolina coastal region please email us to set up a time to stop by and say hello, we'd love to play some music for you!

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