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SQUIDCO Email Update + Used CD Sale June 22, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
June 22, 2018

"[Zen is] Like jazz,
you can't explain it to anyone without losing the experience.
It's got to be experienced, because it's feeling, not words."
—Bill Evans

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Careful Catalog
Clean Feed
Cuneiform Records
Dare2 Records


      Creative Artists
• Adachi, Tomomi / Jaap Blonk
• Karl Berger
• Jaap Blonk
• Eugene Chadbourne
• Sean Conly
• Paul Dunmall/Philip Gibbs/Neil Metcalfe/Ashley John Long
• Fake Humans (Fisher/Didur)
• Frode Gjerstad/John Stevens/Johnny Mbizio Dyani
• Will Guthrie
• Dave Holland Feat. Evan Parker/Craig Taborn/Ches Smith
• The Implicate Order
• Keefe Jackson/Jason Adasiewicz
• Jason Kahn
• Jemeel Moondoc Quartet
• North Of North (Pateras/Tinkler/Veltheim)
• Omelette
• Caterina Palazzi Sudoku Killer
• Alberto: Pinton Noi Siamo
• Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek/Tomas Fujiwara/Mary Halvorson)

Squid Bubble


Squidco Used CD Sale

From now through this Sunday, June 24, all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 20% off their listed price.

View Our List of Used CDs.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Adachi, Tomomi / Jaap Blonk: Asemic Dialogues

Performing together since 2004 between Tokyo and Amsterdam, Dutch vocal improviser, innovator and electronicist Jaap Blonk meets Japanese vocal improviser and fellow electronics artist Tomomi Adachi at Lettretage in Berlin in 2017, recording this, the 5th in Kontrans' Electronic Improvisation, for two extended and energetic dialogs of unique creative interplay.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Chadbourne, Eugene: Lets Get Weird But Comfortable

Named for an audience comment that their music was "weird but comfortable", guitarist Eugene Chadbourne's band with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Jorrit Dijkstra on saxophone, Nate McBride on bass, and Curt Newton on bass are caught live in Boston covering the music of Thelonius Monk, Misha Mengelberg, Steve Lacy, Duke Ellington, Doc Chad, Willie Nelson and The James Gang.
Squidco Pick

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Conly, Sean : Hard Knocks
(Clean Feed)

The history of bassist Sean Conly's collaborations and releases shows a strong love of the jazz tradition and a perceptive writing style that references that tradition, heard here in free and lyrical original Conly compositions performed in the studio in a trio setting with fellow New York musicians Satoshi Takeishi on drums and Michael Attias on alto saxophone.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Neil Metcalfe / Ashley John Long : Seascapes

Long-time collaborators, saxophonist Paul Dunmall and guitar Philip Gibbs are joined by Neil Metcalfe on flute and Ashley-John Long on bass for a concert at the Victoria Rooms, in Bristol, England in 2017, six collective improvisation of spectacular technique and inventive playing, often at very fast tempos, but always resolving to an inner calm and beauty.
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Gjerstad, Frode / John Stevens / Johnny Mbizio Dyani: Detail 83

A significant release from the history of the Detail trio of Frode Gjerstad on reeds, John Stevens on drums, and Johnny Dyani on bass, recorded at the Red Seahouses in Norway in 1938 during Detail's first trio tour, a smoking set of free jazz showing the power of these innovative players around the time of their first album, "Backwards and Forwards".
Squidco Pick

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

The sixth set performed during an 8-day tour of Japan in 2018 by Australian drummer / percussionist Will Guthrie (Ames Room, The Sommes Ensemble) took place at 0g in Osaka, captured here as a 32 minute set of vigorous playing tempered with introspective passages, using powerful technique and unorthodox approaches to his kit; cathartic and captivating.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

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

Reuniting bassist Dave Holland with saxophonist Evan Parker, a longtime friend from their early days in London, and joined by Craig Taborn on piano and electronics, and Ches Smith on percussion, as the group performs as a quartet and also in a variety of permutations of duo and trio configurations, for a set of rich and informed dialogs of masterful skill.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Implicate Order, The : At Seixal
(Clean Feed)

The very first album from Portugal's impressive Clean Feed Records is this live album at Auditorio do Forum Cultural do Seixal from the trio of Steve Swell on trombone, Ken Filiano on bass and Lou Grassi on drums, joined by Paulo Curado on alto sax and Rodrigo Amado on baritone sax, a significant concert merging free players from two nations with profound influence on jazz music.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

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

An inventive and lyrical set of duos between Chicago tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist Keefe Jackson and vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, nine concise pieces that blend free improvisation with compositions seamlessly in a really delightful duo.
Squidco Pick

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Moondoc, Jemeel Quartet: The Astral Revelations

Saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc takes his masterful NY quartet of pianist Matthew Shipp, bassist Hilliard Green, and drummer Newman Taylor Baker to perform live at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in 2016, capturing four remarkable improvisations of Moondoc compositions including an extended rendering of "Cosmic Nickelodeon", the band balancing lyricism with intensely creative playing.
Squidco Pick

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

The first release on pianist Anthony Pateras' new label OffCompass intended to explore a more diverse set of projects, is from the North Of North trio of Anthony Pateras on piano, Scott Tinkler on trumpet, and Erkki Veltheim on electric violin, using improvisation, Carnatic music, 20th and 21st century compositional strategies, mathematical theories and open forms of jazz.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Omelette: Live At The JazzLab

Australia's performing trio Omelette of Jordan Murray on trombone, Ronny Fereller on drums, and Luke Howard on piano follow up their 2014 album on Jazzhead with this live album, the trio joined by Chilean percussionist working in Melbourne Javier Fredes, for a lyrical and rhythmically rich live performance at Melbourne's JazzLab in 2017.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Palazzi, Caterina Sudoku Killer: Asperger
(Clean Feed)

A wicked hybrid of jazz, avant rock and cinematic elements, bassist Caterina Palazzi's quintet Sudoku Killer takes on the music of Disney in a suite where each track is dedicated to an antagonist from movies like "Snow White" or "Sleeping Beauty", performed with Giacomo Ancillotto (guitar), Maurizio Chiavaro (drums), Sergio Pomante (sax) and Antonio Raia (sax).
Squidco Pick

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Pinton, Alberto: Noi Siamo: Opus Facere
(Clean Feed)

Multi-reedist and wind player Alberto Pinton's quartet Noi Siamo ("We Are") with Niklas Barno on trumpet, Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass and Konrad Agnas on drums, are caught at the Swedish Glenn Miller Cafe in Stockholm for this exciting album of knowledgable and passionate free jazz, a dynamic concert referencing Eric Dolphy, Freddy Hubbard, and Ornette Coleman.
Squidco Pick

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Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Ours
(Cuneiform Records)

The New York free improvising jazz trio Thumbscrew with long-time collaborators guitarist Mary Halvorson, double bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara in the 1st of 2 albums on the reborn Cuneiform label, here presenting creative original compositions from each of the three musicians in 9 virtuosic, sometimes quirky, and always warmly adventurous tunes.
Squidco Pick

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Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Theirs
(Cuneiform Records)

The second of two albums from the reborn Cuneiform label by New York free improvising jazz trio Thumbscrew with long-time collaborators guitarist Mary Halvorson, double bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, here presenting compositions from jazz greats Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Nichols, Stanley Cowell, Misha Mengelberg, &c.
Squidco Pick

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Blonk, Jaap : Irrelevant Comments

As he delves further into electronics, Netherlands vocal improviser and experimental artists Jaap Blonk finds an ever-increasing array of approaches to modify his voice and set it into alien and astounding environments, here in 16 tracks of musique concrete, sound poetry, pulse based electronics, soundscapes, and inexplicable hybrids of the same.
Squidco Pick

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Chadbourne, Eugene: F*ck Chuck

An unsual album even by Chadbourne's standards, this reissue and remaster of material recorded in the 80s and 90s from his cassette series brings recordings from his noise group Chuck with Murray Reams and David Nikias together with recordings with Ut Gret (Joee Conroy and David Stilley) to create a hybrid of live experimental improv and found sounds.
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Fake Humans (Fisher / Didur): Exegesis [ VINYL]

The Toronto-based duo of Colin Fisher on woodwinds and percussion and Carl Didur on keyboards and bass bridge acoustic and electronic improv with science fiction sensibilities in their two part "Exegesis", a critical exposition of un-genred music that borrows from global sources in service to their unusual and exotic tale; a wonderfully perplexing album.
Squidco Pick

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Kahn, Jason : Space Text Sound [BOOK]

A 244 page book documenting text material used in three of sound experimenter Jason Kahn's recent installations: "An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Hong Kong (After Perec)" (2016), "Drifting" (2016) and "Other Ghosts" (2015), emphasizing how words can convey the sense of place sounds can, and how these words impart a feeling for inner spaces.
     Buy      $19.95          

Kahn, Jason : Voice and Sky [BOOK + CD]

Sound experimenter and electroacoustic organizer Jason Kahn revisits previous works and expands on them with the book and CD release, with an essay on his approach towards public space interventions and text / sound installations, a track listing, photographs from the locations of his field recordings, and texts and prose poems to accompany the listener.
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Berger, Karl: In A Moment - Music For Piano And Strings

Pianist and vibraphonist Karl Berger is also a professor of composition, having won numerous awards and commissions for his work, here presenting the final part of a trilogy written for Tzadik, a beautiful 14-part suite for piano and string realized with Berger himself at the keys in a septet of well known NY performers including Ken Filiano, Tomas Ulrich, Jason Kao Hwang.
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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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The Bertch Quartet :
For Oumuama
(Creative Sources)

First Frost
(Creative Sources)

Robert Burke / Tony Malaby / Mark Helias:
Head Under Water

Francois Carrier / Michel Lambert / Rafal Mazur:
Beyond Dimensions

Colectivo maDam / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira:
(Creative Sources)

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

Paul Dunmall / John O'Gallagher / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
Freedom Music

Fujioka / Shiroishi / Casanova:
Kage Cometa

Isotope Ensemble:
(Creative Sources)

J@K@L (Keefe Jackson / Julian Kirshner/ Fred Lonberg-Holm):
After A Few Days
(Jaki Records)

Jasna Jovicevic Sextet:
Flow Vertical

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

Lisbon String Trio & Eduardo Chagas:
(Creative Sources)

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

(Moving Furniture)

Szilard Mezei Septet:
Hajnali APN

(Creative Sources)

New Thing Unit:
For Cecil Taylor
(Creative Sources)

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

Sextet | Quintet
(Out and Gone Music)

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

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

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Bruno Parrinha / Luis Lopes / Vasco Trilla:
(Creative Sources)

Paolo Sanna:
(Creative Sources)

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

Giles Thronton Jazz Orchestra:
Be In Today

Roger Turner / Henry Kaiser / Martin Kuchen / Damon Smith / Jeff Coffin / Ed Pettersen / Tania Chen / Jordan Muscatello:
Interstellar Transmissions
(Split Rock Records)

The Urge Trio:
Live In Toledo


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