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SQUIDCO Email Update, November 9, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 9, 2018
"Our business in living
Is to become fluent with the life we are living,
And art can help this."
—John Cage

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• Amu (Fujii / Tamura / Itani / Wildenhahn)
• Oliva Block
• Rob Brown Quartet
• Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio
• Benoit Delbecq/Jorrit Dijkstra/John Hollenbeck
• Bob Drake
• Wendy Eisenberg
• Satoko Fujii
• Satoko Fujii/Yuko Yamaoka
• Matt Hannafin
• Sarah Hennies/Greg Stuart
• Adam Hopkins
• Isotope Ensemble
• Pandelis Karayorgis Trio (w/ Damon Smith/Eric Rosenthal)
• Pandelis Karayorgis Trio (w/ Nate McBride/Luther Gray)
• Leap Of Faith
• Okkyung Lee
• The Necks
• Larry Ochs/Gerald Cleaver
• William Parker
• While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein/Ali/Foster/van Hemmen)

      Essential Labels

Creative Sources
Driff Records
Evil Clown
Neither/Nor Records
No More Records
Northern Spy

Notice Recordings
Out Of Your Head Records
ReR Megacorp

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

Amu (Fujii / Tamura / Itani / Wildenhahn): Weave [CD & DVD]

Mizuki Wildenhahn adds an unusual percussive instrument through dance to the multi-arts Amu quartet of Wildenhahn, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, pianist Satoko Fujii, and percussionist Takashi Itani, heard on the CD and seen on the DVD of this 2-disc set of their unorthodox and absorbing live performance at Kanagawa Prefectural Lake Sagami-ko Exchange Center in 2018.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Brown, Rob Quartet: Jumping Off The Page
(No More Records)

Only his third date as a leader, this 2000 release features Rob Brown on alto sax and flute in a quartet with Chris Lightcap on bass, Jackson Krall on drums, and the late trumpeter Roy Campbell, a great example of New York jazz through a set of Brown original compositions, from upbeat energetic playing to rich layered soundscapes, all with soul and conviction.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

Campbell, Roy Pyramid Trio: Ancestral Homeland
(No More Records)

A masterful album that embraces jazz, African and Native American musics from the late NY trumpeter Roy Campbell's fourth album from 1998 in a trio, using a strong percussive pulse over Campbell's phenomenal soloing, at times joining on percussion alongside drummer Zen Matsuura, with William Parker also taking up percussion alongside his powerful double bass work.
Squidco Pick

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Delbecq, Benoit / Jorrit Dijkstra / John Hollenbeck: Linger
(Driff Records)

The long-running collaboration of Paris pianist Benoit Delbecq and Netherlands-born, Boston-area saxophonist Jorrit Dijkstra is joined by Boston drummer John Hollenbeck, the pianist and saxophonist also picking up electronics and bass synth as they improvise over 10 concepts of movement through texture and distinctive approaches to their instruments.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Eisenberg, Wendy : The Machinic Unconscious

Guitarist and composer Wendy Eisenberg leads her powerful Downtown trio with Trevor Dunn on bass and Ches Smith on drums as they present hard-edged work including a piece inspired by poet Alice Notley, blending experimental and rock forms into a strange brew of eccentric improvised pieces, with an angular menacing approach and a fury of irrepressible determination.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Hopkins, Adam: Crickets
(Out Of Your Head Records)

A great example of the current Downtown/Brooklyn scene, using jazz as a jumping-off point to merge free playing, fusion, and rock stylings into an enthusiastic, and technically brilliant album, as bassist Adam Hopkins provides the ompositions performed with the sextet of Anna Webber, Ed Rosenberg, & Josh Sinton on sax, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar, and Devin Gray on drums.
Squidco Pick

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Isotope Ensemble: Lanthanum
(Creative Sources)

Creative Sources collective Isotope Ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues performed with a large electroacoustic group continues their investigation of isotopes, focusing on Lanthanum, a soft metal used in flints, through subtly-developing interplay the band, moving as one body, reaching several highly controlled periods of passionate improvisation, contrasting with beautifully serene sections; impressive.
Squidco Pick

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Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal): Cliff
(Driff Records)

Contrasting his concurrent piano trio album with Nate McBride and Luther Gray, "Pools", "Cliff" is a first encounter between Boston-area pianist and composer Pandelis Karayorgis and drummer Eric Rosenthal with double bassist Damon Smith, recently migrated from the West Coast, as the three present a concentrative album of collective improvisation revealing three masterful players.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Karayorgis, Pandelis Trio (w/ Nate McBride / Luther Gray): Pools
(Driff Records)

The classic piano trio gets Boston-area pianist Pandelis Karayorgis' take on lyrical free playing, recorded in an informal studio session as drummer Luther Gray and bassist Nate McBride run through a a set of mostly Karayorgis compositions plus two collective compositions, great modern jazz informed by a variety of projects each has collaborated on.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Leap Of Faith: Topological Constructions
(Evil Clown)

The core trio of the Leap of Faith Orchestra--PEK on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion--is joined by fellow Orchestra violinist Mimi Rabson and special guest, violinist Elinor Speirs, for a remarkable improvised work using a huge arsenal of instruments including a new Brontosaurus Bell.
Squidco Pick

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Necks, The: Body
(Northern Spy)

A strong start to the Australian trio The Neck's 24th album, as Chris Abrahams on piano & keyboards, Tony Buck on drums, percussion & guitar, and Lloyd Swanton on acoustic bass present a powerhouse of free improvisation in a single hour-long work, the first half evoking jazz leaning, with a free and spacious bridge that builds suddenly to a rocking groove.
Squidco Pick

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Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver: Songs Of The Wild Cave

An extremely unique sax and drums album, as Rova leader Larry Ochs and New York drummer Gerald Cleaver take their tenor and sopranino saxophones, and drums and percussion, into the absolute darkness and stillness of the Portel Cave in the South of France, using the resonance and inspiration of the cave to record these seven incredible improvisations.
Squidco Pick

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Parker, William: Lifting The Sanctions
(No More Records)

Pure William Parker in this solo album from 1998, as the New York double bassist presents 6 original works that demonstrate his skills as a composer, and his profound playing style, focused primarily on bowing with two pizzicato pieces, displaying an exceptional range of styles and emotions; the album cover is by Jeff Schlanger, painted during live recording of this music.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen): While We Still Have Bodies
(Neither/Nor Records)

Using lo-fi electronics and found objects alongside their acoustic instruments, the NY quartet of Ben Gerstein (trombone), Sean Ali (double bass), Michael Foster (saxophones) and Flin van Hemmen (percussion) freely improvise with textural, rhythmic and timbral interactions, captured live at New Museum accompanying an exhibition by video artist Cheng Ran.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Block, Oliva: 132 Ranks

Commissioned for the Chicago performing space LAMPO and The Renaissance Society, Olivia Block composed this large work of drone and sound from 2016-2017, premiered on the massive Skinner Organ at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in a free concert that included a sound installation of 6 speakers placed through the chapel playing white noise, sine tones, and prerecorded organ sounds.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Hennies, Sarah / Greg Stuart: Rundle [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

The duo of Sarah Hennies and Greg Stuart, who are both a part of the Meridian trio, performing at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, in Alberta, Canada, for two extended pieces using piano, percussion and objects, employing strategies and improvisation to generate indeterminate sources and sounds that create a cohesive and mysterious narrative.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

Lee, Okkyung : Speckled Stones And Dissonant Green Dots [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

The title reveals two tracks from New York cellist and Downtown mainstay Okkyung Lee: "Speckled Stones", using digital and analog synthetic sounds and noise in a stammering mix of rhythm and sound, ebbing and flowing on a strange journey; and "Dissonant Green Dots" which uses penetrating tones of intense dissonance in arhythmic repetition, hypnotically assaulting the senses.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          



Drake, Bob: L'isola Dei Lupi
(ReR Megacorp)

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and song-writer Bob Drake's 10th album, an unusual and quirky journey through rock, RIO, and prog references, exploring the "The island of the Lupi" through a strange set of songs, a showcase for Drake's immense skills and enigmatic curiosity in 16 miniatures of descriptive passages, brilliant playing and exceptional production.
Squidco Pick

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Fujii, Satoko : Diary 2005-2015 [Scorebook]

A book of scores to accompany the double CD of 56 Satoko Fujii compostions titled "Diary 2005-2015", performed by respected classical pianist and educator Yuko Yamaoka, released as part of Satoko Fujii's ambitious 60th birthday monthly album set.
     Buy      $39.95          

Fujii, Satoko / Yuko Yamaoka: Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs]

A double CD of Satoko Fujii compositions, 56 short compositions from a series she started around 2005 to expand her skills as a composer, many of which fueled her many band's repertoires; in 2018 she asked respected classical pianist and educator Yuko Yamaoka to record this set of compositions as part of her 60th birthday monthly album set.
Squidco Pick

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Hannafin, Matt : John Cage: Four Realizations For Solo Percussion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

Portland-based percussionist Matt Hannafin presents 4 works from John Cage, 2 from the 60s and 2 from the 90s: "Variations II" & "Variations III", where the performer places or drops transparencies to create a graphic score; "One4" for solo percussion incorporating improvisation; and "c Composed Improvisation" for one-sided drums using instructions and chance operations.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

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.


About Group (Mukai / Clervaux / Coxon / Thomas / Taylor):

Volcano Hour
(Creative Sources)

Clinamen Trio :
(Creative Sources)

Chris Corsano / Bill Orcutt:
Brace Up! [VINYL]

Tashi Dorji:
But a night that ends, as all nights end, when the sun rises [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Moone Records)

Georg Graewe / Damon Smith / Michael Vatcher:

Jean-Luc Guionnet / Seijiro Murayama:

Francois Houle / Alexander Hawkins / Harris Eisenstadt:
You Have Options

Kazuo Imai / Roger Turner:
Molecules [2 CDs]

Jeph Jerman / Steve Jansen:
First Second [CASSETTE]
(That's Cool Records)

Jeph Jerman / Steve Jansen:
(That's Cool Records)

Achim Kaufmann:

Eli Keszler:

Eli Keszler:
Stadium [VINYL 2 LPs]

Leap Of Faith Orchestra:
Cosmological Horizons
(Evil Clown)

Rene Lussier :

Francesco Massaro :
Maniera Nera
(Creative Sources)

Myra Melford's Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey):
The Other Side Of Air
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Myra Melford's Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey):
The Other Side Of Air [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

William Parker:
Flower In a Stained-Glass Window & The Blinking of The Ear [2 CDs]
(Centering Records)

Bernard Parmegiani :
Memoire Magnetique, Vol.1 [VINYL]
(Transversales Disques)

Eliane Radigue:
Jouet Electronique / Elemental I [VINYL]
(Alga Marghen)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Richard Scott:
We Still Have Bodies
(Creative Sources)

Taku Sugimoto / Stefan Thut:
Taku Sugimoto / Stefan Thut

John Tchicai:
John Tchicai With Strings [VINYL]

Sabu Toyozumi / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan:
Preludes And Prepositions
(ChapChap Records)

Sabu Toyozumi / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan:
The Center of Contradiction
(ChapChap Records)

David Ware S. Trio:
The Balance (Vision Festival XV +)
(Aum Fidelity)

Mars Williams presents :
An Ayler Xmas Volume 2


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