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SQUIDCO Email Update March 30, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
March 30, 2018

"I feel that instrumental music
can be as liberating or world-changing
as music with words."
—Henry Kaiser

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Another Timbre
Creative Sources
Fractal Music
Honest Jons Records

Les Disques Victo
Monkey Dog
Recollection GRM
Rune Grammofon
Squidco Records
Textile Records

      Creative Artists
• Acre
• Derek Bailey
• Derek Bailey/Tristan Honsinger
• Francois Bayle
• CHANGES TO blind
• Xavier Charles/Alma Fury/Otomo Yoshihide/Otani Yasuhiro
• Creta
• Clara de Asis
• Bruno Duplant
• Elephant9
• Flower-Corsano Duo
• Jurg Frey/Magnus Granberg
• Henry Kaiser
• Peter Lemer Quintet
• Togashi Masahiko Quartet (w/Yoshizawa/Takagi /Takayanagi)
• Rova Saxophone Quartet
• Taku Sugimoto/Cristian Alvear
• Megumi Yonezawa/Masa Kamaguchi/Ken Kobayashi
• Otomo Yoshihide/Xavier Charles
• Christian Zanesi

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

Acre: Unexpected Variations
(Creative Sources)

The Italian Acre trio of Ermanno Baron on drums & objects, Ginomaria Boschi on guitar & effects, and Marco 'uBiK' Bonini on laptop, tapes, theremin, in a five-part improvised work using a "free game" methodology to promote new modulations and configurations in organic and synthetic sounds and timbre, make each player subsume into their collective sound.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Bailey, Derek/Tristan Honsinger: Duo [VINYL]
(Honest Jons Records)

A proper reissue of the 1976 Incus album from guitarist Derek Bailey and cellist Tristan Honsinger, primarily from a live concert at at Verity's Place in London on February 7, 1976, with two unusual studio recordings punctuating the album, an early example of their long history of collaboration and a great example of their intense, joyful, and truly free improvisation together.
Squidco Pick

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

An impressive vinyl reissue of guitarist Derek Bailey, one of the most unique and influential free improvisers, in his 1974 solo recording on the Incus label, with Bailey playing on two amps and two volume pedals, a veritable duo split in the stereo field with occasional banter and observations, as he blends abstract and lyrical approaches on guitar in amazing ways.
Squidco Pick

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

A series of collaborations between French and Japanese established improvisers, with Otani Yashuiro and Otomo Yoshihide on computer, turntable and electronics, the duo Alma Fury of Claude Besnard and Vonick Moccoli on synth and samplers, and Xavier Charles on radio, electronic and objects, presenting several short tracks and a live performance in Bourges.
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Creta: Creta [VINYL]

Massimo Pupillo (ZU, Laniakea), electronic artist Luciano Lamanna and string instrument virtuoso Roberto Zanisi combine to form Creta, creating sonic works that blend sci-fi ambient atmospheres with dark bass pulses and languid Mediterranean string instruments, an unusual yet surprisingly complementary set of approaches yielding a darkly lyrical album.
     Buy      $20.95      Listen          

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

The first of three albums from the duo of shahi baaja (Japanese electric dulcimer/harp) and banjo player Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra) and drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano, the excitement and thrill of their raucous yet controlled improvisations exploding through three tracks of "Earth", "Wind", and "Fire", a joyful and spectacular album!
Squidco Pick

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Kaiser, Henry : Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets
(Fractal Music)

Drawn from decades of work, guitarist Henry Kaiser collects an astonishingly diverse set of recordings of duos with fellow guitarists Derek Bailey, Debashish Bhattacharaya, Fred Frith, Knut Reiersrud, Sandy Ewen, Chris Muir, Ian Brighton, Nels Cline, Jim O'Rourke, Elliott Sharp, Eugene Chadbourne, Davey Williams, Roberto Zorzi, Bill Frisell, and John Russell.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Lemer, Peter Quintet: Local Colour [VINYL]

Originally released in 1968, British pianist Peter Lemer's sole album as a leader is a quintet record of seminal free jazz players--George Khan on tenor sax, John Surman on reeds, Tony Reeves on bass, and John Hiseman on drums--all influenced and involved in both free jazz and jazz fusion like Gilgamesh, Colosseum, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, &c.
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

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

An excellent debut from drummer/percussionist Masahiko Togashi's Quartet released in 1969, a remarkable free jazz album of strong technical and creative skills, with Motoharu Yoshizawa on bass and cello, Mototeru Takagi on sax and reeds, and Masayuki Takayanagi on guitar, an important advance for the players who would go on to form influential bands like New Directions.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

Celebrating 40 years as a performing ensemble, the West Coast saxophone quartet ROVA of Bruce Ackley on soprano saxophone, Steve Adams on alto & sopranino saxophones, Jon Raskin on baritone saxophone, and Larry Ochs on tenor saxophone, reworked compositions from all members transversing their past 34 years, in an absolutely impressive and diverse album.
Squidco Pick

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Yonezawa, Megumi/Masa Kamaguchi/Ken Kobayashi: Boundary

New York-based Japanese pianist Megumi Yonezawa and drummer Ken Kobayashi and Madrid-based Japanese bassist Masa Kamaguchi in a collective trio of free jazz with strong lyrical tendencies and a love of the jazz tradition, a band experienced from live performance and clearly sharing a common language in seemingly effortless group dialog.
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Yoshihide, Otomo/Xavier Charles: Difference Between the Two Clocks
(Textile Records)

Available again! Recorded during Xavier Charles's 1st Japanese tour in 2005, these duos with Otomo Yoshihide on guitar and Xavier Charles on clarinet explore the relationship between sound and silence, captured live at Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo, in 2005.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Bayle, Francois: Tremblements [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

Electroacoustic composer Francois Bayle, a member of Pierre Schaeffer's Groupe de Recherches Musicales, and who worked with Stockhausen and Messiaen, in two 2-part compositions from 1978 and 1979, acousmatic music of mysterious sound sources that are presented with impressive pacing, tension and drama, using a rich and diverse palette of sound.
Squidco Pick

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CHANGES TO blind: evolvensume
(Squidco Records)

Collecting works from 2010-2017, Squidco's own Phil Zampino presents 10 tracks of electroacoustic composition sourced from studio work, live improvisation, field recordings, plunderphonics, and other indescribable approaches, a diverse set of recordings sharing a similar foreboding aesthetic and curious sonic desire.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

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

French composer Christian Zanesi, a student of Pierre Schaeffer and Guy Reibel at the Paris Conservatory and an artistic director of the Ina GRM, in an album presenting works from 1983 ("Stop ! L'horizon") and 1991 ("Grand Bruit"), the latter built on field recordings of train travel, the former an hommage to the potential of the recording studio itself.
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Elephant9: Greatest Show On Earth
(Rune Grammofon)

The Norwegian Elephant9 trio of Stale Storlokken on organs and keyboard, Nikolai Haengsle on bass, and Torstein Lofthus on drums, are complemented by Pekka Pohjola of Wigwam fame, for their fifth studio album, a powerful blend of prog-era instrumental rock that's informed by impressive improvisational skill and fueled by the original enthusiasm of complex rock forms.
Squidco Pick

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Elephant9: Greatest Show On Earth [VINYL+CD]
(Rune Grammofon)

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



de Asis, Clara : Do Nothing
(Another Timbre)

Spanish composer and guitarist based in France, Clara de Asis performs her own work "Do Nothing" in 6 sections, an electroacoustic, minimal studio composition for guitar and percussion, in 3 movements using space between distinct sound events to let each take its own life, offset by 3 movements of rotating or ringing percussive sound and punctuation.
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Duplant, Bruno : Chamber and Field Works 2015-2017 [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)

A double CD of delicate music from the French composer Bruno Duplant, the first disc containing three chamber pieces exquisitely played by the Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble, the second disc a long piece for solo guitar, performed by Taku Sugimoto in a public park in Tokyo, incorporating an extraordinary variety of environmental sounds.
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Frey, Jurg/Magnus Granberg: Early to Late
(Another Timbre)

New ensemble pieces by Jurg Frey and Magnus Granberg played by Ensemble Grizzana, commissioned by Another Timbre with the request that both start from the same two fragments of early music, one by Johannes Ockeghem, the other by William Byrd, each composer producing fascinatingly different pieces that both contain echoes of the source material.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Sugimoto, Taku/Cristian Alvear: h
(Another Timbre)

An extended and beautiful composition for two guitars, exquisitely played by Taku Sugimoto and Cristian Alvear, captured in concert at Ftarri in Tokyo in 2017, and the first appearance on Another Timbre for this Japanese composer-guitarist Sugimoto, who is best known as an improviser, and who also features on the "Chamber and Field Works" album by Bruno Duplant.
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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.


Animals & Giraffes (Greenlief / la Rocco / Leidecker):
Landlocked Beach
(Creative Sources)

Ab Baars:
Solo: And She Speaks | A Collection Of Ballads

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

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

Christer Botheen / Vilhelm Bromander:
(Creative Sources)

Camarasa / Mahler:

Domeniconi / Schlegel / Suter :
Quince Dreams
(Creative Sources)

Duo Baars Henneman & Dave Burrell:

Duo Baars-Henneman:
Canzoni di Primavera

Duo Bruo:
(Creative Sources)

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

Jean-Brice Godet :

(Creative Sources)

Clement Janinet :

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

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

Harald Kimmig / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Alvaro Rosso / Vasco Trilla:
(Creative Sources)

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

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

Rudi Mahall / Alexander von Schlippenbach:
So Far
(Relative Pitch)

Simon Nabatov / Max Johnson / Michael Sarin:
Free Reservoir

Mark Nauseef:
All In All In all
(Relative Pitch)

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)

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / de Toni / Trilla:
Synchronous Rotation
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues/ Eduardo Chagas/ Andre Hencleeday/ Carlos Santos :
Spiric Sections
(Creative Sources)

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

(Creative Sources)

Vogl + Bettis:
Bobo Fossils [CASSETTE]

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


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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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