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SQUIDCO Email Update June 7, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
June 7, 2018

"I feel like one has to acknowledge in performance
What is happening in the real world."
—Marc Ribot

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Another Timbre
Aum Fidelity
Clean Feed
Ex Records
Feeding Tube Records
Firehouse 12 Records

Northern Spy
The Thing Records
Trost Records

      Creative Artists
• Angles 3
• Bondi/Martel/Schiller
• John Cage
• Daniel Carter/William Parker/Matthew Shipp
• Lynn Cassiers
• Ceramic Dog (Ribot/Smith/Ismaily)
• Scott Clark
• The Ex
• Magnus Granberg
• Mary Halvorson
• Elisabeth Harnik/Joelle Leandre
• Honest John w/ Ab Baars
• Moholo-Moholo's, Louis Five Blokes
• Chris Pitsiokos/CP Unit
• Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji
• The Thing (Gustafsson/Haker Flaten/Nilssen-Love + McPhee)
• Zu/Mats Gustafsson

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

AMM: An Unintended Legacy [3 CDs]

A beautiful 3-CD set with a hardcover book presenting 3 full concerts from 2015 & 2016 of the AMM trio configuration of John Tilbury (piano), Keith Rowe (guitar) and Eddie Prevost (percussion). The 70 page book, dedicated to saxophonist Lou Gare, includes an AMM discography, plus photos, an essays by Paige Mitchell and Allen Fisher; Keith Rowe; Eddie Prevost; and Lou Gare.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $44.95      Listen          

Angles 3: Parede
(Clean Feed)

Martin Kuchen's Angles band changes shape constantly, originally a trio and expanding as large as Angles 10, but this album, recorded live at SMUP, Parede, Portugal in 2016, returns the band to the original trio of Kuchen on sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on double bass, and Kjell Nordeson on drums & percussion, reworking Angles compositions to their essence.
Squidco Pick

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Bondi / Martel / Schiller: tse
(Another Timbre)

With backgrounds in both improvisation and compositional music, the new trio of Cyril Bondi on harmonium, Pierre-Yves Martel on viola da gamba, and Christoph Schiller on spinet, agreed on a sequence of pitches for this 5 part improvisational work, allowing space for the players to explore pitch and melody within a contemplative and pensive framework.
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Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Matthew Shipp: Seraphic Light (Live At Tufts University)
(Aum Fidelity)

A long-form 3-part work of collective improvisation from 3 masterful New York free jazz legends--Daniel Carter on flute, trumpet, clarinet, and saxophones, William Parker on bass, and Matthew Shipp on piano--performing live at Tufts University in 2017 in a beautifully thoughtful and lyrical concert presented after a screening of the '59 film "The Cry of Jazz".
Squidco Pick

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Cassiers, Lynn: Imaginary Band
(Clean Feed)

Composer, vocalist and electronics artist Lynn Cassiers' new septet with Sylvain Debaisieux (soprano and tenor saxophone), Ananta Roossens (violin), Niels Van Heertum (euphonium), Erik Vermeulen (piano), Manolo Cabras (double bass) and Marek Patrman (drums) in their adventurous debut album blending improv, pop aesthetics, electronics, dreamlike voice, and solid playing.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Clark, Scott: Tonow
(Clean Feed)

Drummer Scott Clark continues to explore his Native American roots in this album dedicated to the protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota, each heartfelt piece titled for aspects of those demonstrations, performed with bassist Cameron Ralston, trumpeter Bob Miller, saxophonist Jason Scott, guitarist Alan Parker, and extended with Chicago guitarist Tobin Summerfield.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Halvorson, Mary : Code Girl [2 CDs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Always open to new approaches, NY guitarist Mary Halvorson takes her trio with drummer Tomas Fujiwara and bassist Michael Formanek, adds trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and, in a twist of the thumbscrew, vocalist Amirtha Kidambi, for a mix of song and instrumental pieces that balance jazz and rock sensibilities with lyricism, intricate lines, and creative spirit.
Squidco Pick

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Halvorson, Mary : Code Girl [VINYL]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $34.95      Listen          

Harnik, Elisabeth / Joelle Leandre: Tender Music
(Trost Records)

Two like-minded musicians with a history in compositional and improvised music, pianist and prepared pianist Elisabeth Harnik and double bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandre met at WIST, in Graz, Austria in 2016 to perform and record this live album of insightful and compelling dialog between two masterful musicians full of creativity and virtuosic skill.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Honest John w/ Ab Baars: Treem
(Clean Feed)

The Norwegian quintet Honest John of Ole Henrik Moe on violin, Kim Johannesen on guitar & banjo, Ola Hoyer on double bass, Erik Nylander on drums & drum machine, on Klaus Ellerhusen sax and clarinet, are joined by multi-reedist and shakuhachi player Ab Baars at Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria to capture this quirky, controlled, and incredibly knowledgeable concert.
Squidco Pick

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Moholo-Moholo's, Louis Five Blokes: Uplift The People

Drummer Moholo-Moholo, a member of Blue Notes, Elton Dean's Ninesene, Foxes Fox, London Improvisers Orchestra, a sideman for Brotzmann, Keith Tippets sideman and drummer and most importantly, band leader in a rich, lyrical and spiritual album recorded live at Cafe Oto in 2017 with Alexander Hawkins (piano), John Edwards (bass), Shabaka Hutchings (sax) and Jason Yard (sax).
Squidco Pick

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Pitsiokos, Chris / CP Unit: Silver Bullet In The Autumn Of Your Years
(Clean Feed)

Pushing the envelope in genre-smashing collective improvisation, Brooklyn-based sax and synth player Chris Pitsiokos and his CP Unit with 2 electric bassists--Tim Dahl and Henry Fraser--2 drummers--Jason Nazary and Connor Baker--and guitarist Sam Lisabeth, take a twisted path through improv, rock, and electronics that always shows a fierce allegiance to free jazz.
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Rasmussen, Mette / Tashi Dorji:
(Feeding Tube Records)

Captured live, the excitingly assertive improvisation of Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and Bhutan electric guitarist Tashi Dorji on the stage at Hotel2Tango in Montreal, Quebec in 2016, and at La Sala Rosa, each pushing the limits on their instruments while retaining control of their conversation, a taut balancing act of extraordinary playing.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee): Again
(The Thing Records)

The Thing "again" as Gustafsson on saxophones, Haker Flaten on electric and acoustic bass, and Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion present 3 extended blues-based, Ayler-inflected free jazz pieces, with Gustafsson's powerfully emotional playing over Haker-Flaten and Nilssen-Love's powerful polyrhythmic foundations; Joe McPhee joins for one track taking on a Frank Lowe piece.
Squidco Pick

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Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee): Again [VINYL]
(The Thing Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

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Zu / Mats Gustafsson: How To Raise An Ox [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

The first vinyl edition of the 2004 collaboration of Italian power trio Zu of Luca Tommaso Mai on baritone sax, Massimo Pupillo on bass, and Jacopo Battaglia on drums, with Swedish baritone sax phenomenon Mats Gustafsson, what Atavistic calls a "hypno-skronk implosion" of dueling baritones sax over wonderfully intense and skronky free improvisation; a classic!
Squidco Pick

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Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Ches Smith / Shahzad Ismaily): Y R U Still Here?
(Northern Spy)

In the Downtown NY tradition of blurring rock and improvisation, the trio of Marc Ribot on guitar and voice, Shahzad Ismaily on bass, Moog, percussion and voice, and Ches Smith on drums, percussion and electronics, answer their own question 'why are you still here' through 11 genre-crossing songs of turmoil and inquisitiveness, perfect for the polarities of the time.
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Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Ches Smith / Shahzad Ismaily): Y R U Still Here? [VINYL]
(Northern Spy)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Ex, The: 27 Passports
(Ex Records)

After several years of Brass Unbound, Getatchew Mekuria, festivals and countless side projects, The Ex return to The Ex, a 4-piece led by the trio of guitars from Andy Moor, Terrie Hessels and Arnold de Boer driven by drummer Katherina Bornefeld, de Boer acerbic and insightful on this seriously great rock record; plus a 36-page photo book from Andy Moor.
Squidco Pick

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Ex, The: 27 Passports [VINYL]
(Ex Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $20.95      Listen          



Cage, John: Two2
(Another Timbre)

One of a handful of John Cage's number pieces, this work for two pianists follows the forms of Renga poetry, composed with 36 lines of music, each containing 5 measures, and each line having 31 events occuring in the sequence 5-7-5-7-7, with the pianists allowed their own tempo but waiting to synchronize each measure, as performed by Mark Knoop and Philip Thomas.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Granberg, Magnus : Es Schwindelt Mir, Es Brennt Mein Eingweide
(Another Timbre)

An hour-long work for an ensemble of six musicians by Swedish composer Magnus Granberg performed by Anna Lindal on baroque violin, d incise on vibraphonen electronics, Cyril Bondi on percussion, Anna Kaisa Meklin on viola da gamba, Christoph Schiller on spinet, and Magnus Granberg himself on prepared piano, transforming material from a song by Franz Schubert.
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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.


None (-t)

Tomomi Adachi / Jaap Blonk:
Asemic Dialogues

Karl Berger:
In A Moment - Music For Piano And Strings

Jaap Blonk :
Irrelevant Comments

Eugene Chadbourne :
Fuck Chuck

Eugene Chadbourne :
Lets Get Weird But Comfortable

Sean Conly :
Hard Knocks
(Clean Feed)

DKV Trio (Drake / Kessler / Vandermark):
Latitude 41.88
(Not Two)

Fake Humans:
Exegesis [ VINYL]

Frode Gjerstad / Hamid Drake / William Parker:
(Not Two)

Will Guthrie :
6 Days into 8 [CASSETTE}
(Careful Catalog)

Dave Holland Feat. Evan Parker / Craig Taborn / Ches Smith:
Uncharted Territories [2 CDs]
(Dare2 Records)

Implicate Order, The :
At Seixal
(Clean Feed)

Keefe Jackson / Jason Adasiewicz:
Rows And Rows [VINYL]

Jason Kahn :
Space Text Sound [BOOK]

Jason Kahn :
Voice and Sky [BOOK + CD]

Joelle Leandre :
A Woman's Work [8 CD BOX SET]
(Not Two)

As Much As It Is Worth [7-inch VINYL]

(Moving Furniture)

Jemeel Moondoc Quartet:
The Astral Revelations

North Of North (Pateras / Tinkler / Veltheim):
North Of North

Lee Okkyung:
Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel.Flower.Bird)

Caterina Palazzi Sudoku Killer:
(Clean Feed)

Alberto Pinton Noi Siamo :
Opus Facere
(Clean Feed)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Eduardo Chagas:
Holes and Cracks
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andrew Lafkas / Bryan Eubanks:
0 Minutes And 0 Seconds
(Creative Sources)

Clifford Thornton Memorial Quartet, The (McPhee / Lazro / Foussat / Sato):
Sweet Oranges
(Not Two)


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