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SQUIDCO Email Update + Used CD Sale April 6, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
April 6, 2018

"I told a dude the other day who asked me about playing jazz:
"go listen to Martin Luther King's speech,
and then come back and we can talk."
—Kidd Jordan

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Banned Productions
Collection QB
Creative Sources

Relative Pitch
Split Rock Records

      Creative Artists
• Ab Baars
• Bear Brother (Skorpen/Skeidsvoll/Skeidsvoll/Bjorgo/Mellem)
• Camarasa/Mahler
• Cornelius Cardew/London Experimental Ensemble
• Duo Baars Henneman & Dave Burrell
• Duo Baars-Henneman
• Jean-Brice Godet
• Clement Janinet
• Kidd Jordan/Alvin Fielder/Joel Futterman/Steve Swell
• Henry Kaiser/Ed Pettersen
• Luchese/Kaptra
• Rudi Mahall/Alexander von Schlippenbach
• Simon Nabatov/Max Johnson/Michael Sarin
• Mark Nauseef
• Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Bobby Kapp
• Quator Bozzini/Gyula Csapo
• Shed Metal (Daniel Kernohan/Dan Lander)
• Vogl + Bettis
• Wasteland Jazz Unit

Squid Bubble


Squidco Used CD Sale

From now through this Sunday, April 8, 2018 all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 15% off their listed price.

View Our List of Used CDs.

   Jazz & Improvisation

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

Internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music performed, Dutch multi-wind player Ab Baars presents a studio album of solo playing on the clarinet, saxophone, and shakuhachi, inspired by and focusing on the traditions of ballads from great saxophonists, with improvisations colored by songs like "Naima", "Body and Soul", "Solitude", &c.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

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

Bear Brother is a young quintet that plays energetic and melodious free jazz with references to both American and European improvisational music, comprised of Erling Skorpen on trumpet, Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Isach Skeidsvoll on piano, Hakon Norby Bjorgo on bass, and Martin Mellem on drums, with each band member contributing compositions.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Camarasa / Mahler: TbPn

Recorded in concert during "Culture with a Big Q" in Toulouse, France in 2017, the duo of Xavier Camarasa on piano/prepared piano and Matthias Mahler on trombone, take Camarasa's compositions and arrange them to alternate between melodic free sections and contemporary abstract passages using extended techniques, heard in this captivating and versatile performance.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Duo Baars Henneman & Dave Burrell: Trandans

A concert of sophisticated and introspective improvisation from the long-running duo of multi-reedist Ab Baars performing on tenor sax, clarinet & shakuhacih, and viola player Ig Henneman, who invited NY pianist Dave Burrell to join them at a concert at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam for a sublime series of unhurried, delicate and reflective improvisations.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Duo Baars-Henneman: Canzoni di Primavera

After their album "Autumn Songs" the Dutch improvising duo of Ab Baars on tenor sax, clarinet and shakuhachi and Ig Henneman on viola, celebrate the music of spring in "Canzoni di Primavera" (Songs of Spring) in 10 vivacious works blending free jazz and chamber music, with subtle use of timbre, dissonance and melody in pieces inspired by poets, composers and artists.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

IKB: Rhinocerus
(Creative Sources)

One of Portugal's most interesting large scale lowercase ensembles led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, with frequent Creative Sources collaborators including Nuno Torres on alto sax, Carlos Santos on electronics, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Miguel Mira on bass, 14 musicians move with subtlety in a tapestry of electroacoustic resonance and mystique.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

The New Orleans bass-less free jazz trio of tenor saxophonist Kidd Jordan, drummer Alvin Fielder and pianist Joel Futterman are joined by New York trombonist Steve Swell for a concert at the Old US Mint for an absolutely superlative recording of lyrical and expansive collective improvisation, each player urging the other on as they create instant epics of modern jazz.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

A series of acoustic guitar duos between Henry Kaiser playing on an 18-string harp guitar, and Ed Pettersen, playing an 8-string Weissenborn guitar, freely improvised and with a psychedelic/cosmic impulse as the two draw on elements of Americana and roots-based folk music in four extended recordings, the camaraderie and mutual intent evident in this fascinating album.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

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

Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and clarinetist Rudi Mahall have been exploring the music of jazz and free improvisation for decades in their own bands or together in Globe Unity Orchestra; here they are heard in their essential element as a duo, pushing their music in rapid runs and elegant and emotional moments with imposing technique and authoritative confidence.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Nabatov, Simon / Max Johnson / Michael Sarin: Free Reservoir

An exciting and forceful album of free jazz from the trio of pianist Simon Nabatov, bassist Max Johnson and drummer Michael Sarin, recording in the studio in New York City with each player propelling themselves in dynamic, inventive collective free playing with an experimental bent, but never departing from the traditions of identifiable jazz music; recommended!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Influenced by rock, jazz, Javanese and Balinese gamelan, NY drummer Mark Nauseef's career has embraced an inclusive blending of styles, heard in this fantastic new album embracing compositional and ea styles, recorded with previous collaborators including Tony Oxley, Bill Laswell, Walter Quintus, along with Sylvie Courvoisier, Pat Thomas, Miroslav Tadic, & Arthur Jarvinen.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

Releasing albums at a furious pace, Brazilian/NY saxophonist Ivo Perelman continues his collaborations with some of New York's finest players, here in a quartet with Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass and Bobby Kapp on drums, in the appropriately titled 7-part "Heptagon" of lyrical free improvisation of great intensity and dialog.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Godet, Jean-Brice: Epiphanies

French experimental improviser Jean-Brice Godet, a frequent collaborator with Joelle Leandre and a member of Cuir, in a solo album of 8 etudes for dictaphone, radio, and clarinet, a unique album of extreme and eccentric technique on reeds punctuated by unearthly voice and radio transmissions, a curious album that rewards detailed listening.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

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

Visual artists Maria Lucchese is also a multi-instrumentalist and voice performer based in Berlin, working with Gio Kaptra, a filmmaker, visual artist and scientist based in Urbino, take their listeners on a 7 part cosmic exploration using tibetan bells, theremin, voice, modular synth, breath and sound processing, the title translating to "through hardships to the stars".
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Shed Metal (Daniel Kernohan / Dan Lander): Equivalent Insecurity

Verge Music founder Daniel Kernohan aka Dee Kay and radio host Dan Lander developed this album of electroacoustic interaction between 1987-1989 in a dilapidated row house on "the wrong side of the tracks" in Toronto, using "instruments, toys, stuff, sound" to create an amusing, sometimes startling, and insightful series of interactions; unpredictable and interesting.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Vogl + Bettis: Bobo Fossils [CASSETTE]

From their work together in the New York aberrant hardcore band Meta-matics, the electoacoustic duo of Frank Vogl and Chuck Bettis emerged, creating a peculiar and energetic dialog from Bettis' max/msp patches and Franke's tabletop prepared bass, performed live as improvised spontaneous compositions of great detail.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

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

Wasteland Jazz Unit is Jon Lorenz on saxophone and John Rich on clarinet, based in Cincinnati, Ohio that please their own ears by playing an amorphous, hyper-amplified free improvised noise of blasting screaming horn squeals, damaged contact mics, feedback tones and the like, in a cassette of dark, agressive sound.
     Buy      $5.95          



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

The full two-hour performance of Cornelius Cardew's entire 193-page legendary Treatise graphic score, performed at Iklectik in London, England on January 28, 2017 in an 11-member ensemble of some of London's most interesting improvisers including participants in Scratch Orchestra, in a double CD release with liner notes by AMM founder Eddie Prevost.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Janinet, Clement: O.U.R.S.

French violinist Clement Janinet composes music for quartet inspired by the lyricism of the free jazz melodies of the 60s (Ornette Coleman, Phoraoh Sanders, &c.) and the timbral and rhythmic textures of repetitive music (Steve Reich, Philip Glass, John Adams, &c) in several quartet configurations including bass clarinet, tenor sax, bass, drums, guitrar, and cello.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

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

The Canadian Council for the Arts commissioned this work by Hungarian composer Gyula Csapo, a student of Morton Feldman amd John Cage, realized by Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini quartet, "Deja? Koja?" meaning "Already? Where to?" is a three-part work with two intermissions, an epic work that references the same basic materials in a variety of perspectives.
     Buy      $14.95      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.


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

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

Christer Botheen / Vilhelm Bromander:
(Creative Sources)

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

Duo Bruo:
(Creative Sources)

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

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

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

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

Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / Joe Hertenstein:

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)


New Squidco Search Feature: Artists with Biographies and In Stock Albums

This new Squidco page lists all artists who have active releases in Squidco's catalog, whether as a leader or as a member of a group, and for whom we have collected biographical data. It is not a complete list of artists represented on Squidco, but currently lists more than 2,000 artists. Clicking on an artist name will perform a search in Squidco's inventory, and will result in listing albums that artist is a part of and that are currently in stock.

This is the second version of this Artist List page, so please feel free to contact us if you encounter any problems with this page - Thanks!

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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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