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SQUIDCO Email Update + 15% Vinyl Sale, February 8, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
February 8, 2019

"But the most compelling thing to me about what I call "creative improvisation"
Is that it has the potential to actually change the world."
—Wadada Leo Smith

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• Kaoru Abe/Sabu Toyozumi
• Franziska Baumann/Udo Schindler
• Bradford/Modirzadeh/Miranda/Anderson
• Ian Brighton
• Marion Brown/Dave Burrell
• Das Rad (Archer/Robinson/Dinsdale)
• Hifiklub
• Tom Johnson
• Jones Jones (Larry Ochs/Mark Dresser/Vladimir Tarasov)
• Martin Kuchen/Rafal Mazur
• Kuzu (Dave Rempis/Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon)
• Liudas Mockunas
• Simon Nabatov/Barry Guy/Gerry Hemingway
• Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere
• Shock Troops
• Wadada Smith Leo/Sabu Toyozumi
• Space Trio (Bratanov/Hajigrudev/Angelov)
• John Tilbury/Keith Rowe/Kjell Bjorgeengen
• Zwerv (Taubenfeld/Vicente/Lucifero/Zwerver/Chientaroli/ven der Weide/Hadow)

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Creative Sources
Edition Wandelweiser Records

Sofa Music


Squidco Vinyl Sale 15% Sale

This weekend, from Friday February 8th through Sunday, February 10th, we're offering 15% off all in-stock vinyl albums in our catalog. That includes vinyl releases in our jazz, free improvisation, compositional, experimental, and rock categories, in formats that include LPs, 7" records, and 10" records.

See All Vinyl Releases at Squidco

15% Discount ends Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 23:59 EST (GMT-4). Prices shown are discounted price. While quantities last, sold out items will disappear from the store. Customers must place orders using our shopping cart to receive discounted prices. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi: Banka [VINYL]

NoBusiness continues their essential 70's reissue series of renowned Japanese free improvisers, here in an LP and extended CD edition of the live duo of percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and saxophonist Kaoru Abe on alto, soprano & sopranino saxophones, the LP presenting their 1978 concert at Gaja, Hatsudai in Tokyo, the CD extended with a live set at Minor, Kichijoji the same year.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi: Mannyoka

CD edition of the vinyl LP listed above.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Baumann, Franziska / Udo Schindler: Blue Sonic Vibrations
(Creative Sources)

German saxophonist and leader of the Salon for Klang + Kunst started the Improx, or "The X for the Unknown and the Unheard" with Gunnar Geisse, here in the third edition of the series with Swiss free improvising vocalist Franziska Baumann, captured live at two performances in 2018 in Germany & Switzerland, for unusual, quick-witted and innovative interchanges.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Bradford, Bobby / Hafez Modirzadeh / Roberto Miranda / Vijay Anderson: Live At The Blue Whale [VINYL]

Cornetist Bobby Bradford leads this quartet with soprano saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh, also playing karna and khaen; bassist Roberto Miguel Miranda; and East Coast drummer Vijay Anderson, in a live concert at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles in 2017, a sophisticated avant jazz outing including a set of variations for Ornette Coleman, a great example of modern creative form.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Brighton, Ian: Imaginings

Looking back and fondly imagining some of the locations and configuration that UK guitarist Ian Brighton played in the 70s, Brighton developed the pieces on this album, each compositions varying the personnel from life-long partners (Taylor, Wachsmann, Mattos) to musicians Brighton has performed with since his 2016 return to improvisation (Carrier, Beresford, Metcalfe).
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Brown, Marion / Dave Burrell: Live At The Black Musicians' Conference, 1981

In 1981 Archie Shepp and Roman Wiggins coordinated the University of Massachusettes's week-long event of workshops, concerts & lectures focused on modern jazz, the opening concert the wonderfully sophisticated duo of alto saxophonist Marion Brown and pianist Dave Burrell peforming 7 pieces of compositions from each, plus two Strayhorn pieces, ending with "Lush Life"; essential.
Squidco Pick

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Jones Jones (Larry Ochs / Mark Dresser / Vladimir Tarasov): A Jones In Time Saves Nine [VINYL]

The 3rd album from the trio of Larry Ochs (Rova Saxophone Quartet) on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Downtown NY mainstay and West Coast migrant Mark Dresser on bass, and Ganelin Trio alumnus Vladimir Tarasov on drums and percussion, in four superb examples of collective improvisation captured live in two concerts in Berkeley and San Diego, CA in 2016.
Squidco Pick

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Kuchen, Martin / Rafal Mazur: Baza [VINYL]

A unique freely improvised sax and bass duo from Angles leader Martin Kuchen on alto and sopranino saxophones, and Rafal Mazur on acoustic bass guitar, recording live at BAZA Club in Krakow, Poland in 2017, as they perform the two part "Baza", initiating with mastery and determination, morphing to more meditative playing, and ending with impressive assertion.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): Hiljaisuus [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

Kuzu is a hard-charging but patient trio that came together in the fall of 2017, after saxophonist Dave Rempis, a stalwart of the Chicago improvised music scene, worked with both Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums) individually as part of a lengthy solo tour of the U.S.; this new trio is captured at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in an intense and dynamic live set.
Squidco Pick

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Mockunas, Liudas: Hydro 2

The second volume of Lithuanian soprano and tenor saxophonist Liudas Mockunas's unusual album of water-based saxophone technique, augmenting the instrument by placing the bell of the sax into water, here in an epic live performance that uses both water and extreme technical skills and authoritative intent as he draws astoundingly diverse sounds from his instrument.
Squidco Pick

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Nabatov, Simon / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway : Luminous

Twelve dialogs of burning, intuitive and astute free improvisation from three players steeped in the form--Simon Nabatov on piano, Barry Guy on double bass, and Gerry Hemingway on drums & marimba, performing live at LOFT in Cologne, Germany in 2015, an essential example of modern creative playing that surprises and enlightens with repeated listens.
Squidco Pick

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Shock Troops: Central Dada Time

Recorded in 1989 and only now released, this studio album includes Pat Thomas on keys & electronics in a sextet with guitar & bass, synth, turntables, electronic wind instruments, drum machines, samplers, &c., merging ea-improv approaches with disruptively odd asides, fragmented voices, and swelling interventions, making something otherworldly out of then-revelatory technology.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Smith, Wadada Leo / Sabu Toyozumi: Burning Meditation

"Burning" is an accurate description of the energetic, spiritual and enthusiastic duo of Japanese percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and NY trumpet legend Wadada Leo Smith, also performing on koto, flute, percussion and voice, caught live at C.S Akarenga in Yamaguchi City for 6 stunning dialogs, including one dedicated to late trumpeter Don Cherry.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Smith, Wadada Leo / Sabu Toyozumi: Burning Meditation [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Space Trio (Bratanov / Hajigrudev / Angelov): Space Trio
(Creative Sources)

An album of free improvisation from the Bulgarian trio of Jivko Bratanov on piano, Vasil Hajigrudev on double bass, and Georgi Angelov on percussion, obliquely referencing the jazz tradition while steering from idiomatic tendencies, pushing themselves through dialog that emphasizes unusual sounds through technique, with a strong percussive element from all players.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Tilbury, John / Keith Rowe / Kjell Bjorgeengen: Sissel
(Sofa Music)

AMM alumni, pianist John Tilbury and guitarist Keith Rowe, join with Norwegian performer/conceptualist Kjell Bjorgeengen, whose work is often an amalgamation of sound waves, moving images and lights; here Kjell suggested a painting by Nicolas Poussin as a focal point for the trio's improvisation at this performance in Stavanger, Norway.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Zwerv (Taubenfeld / Vicente / Lucifero / Zwerver / Chientaroli / ven der Weide / Hadow): Music From Any Moment
(Creative Sources)

Guitarist Henk Zwerver leads this collective free improvising band in their second release, now extended to a septet with the addition of Salvoandrea Lucifero on trombone, joining Zwerver: Ziv Taubenfeld on bass clarinet, Luis Vicente on trumpet, Nico Chientaroli on piano, Raoul ven der Weide on double bass, objects, and George Hadow on drums.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Das Rad

Influenced by progressive rock, kosmiche, and fusion forms, the UK trio Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars & electronics, Martin Archer on sax, reeds, winds, keys and electronics, Steve Dinsdale on drums and percussion, and Julie Archer on voice, bringing 70s sounds to modern sensibilities and superb creative playing, a great achievement.
Squidco Pick

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Hifiklub: E Lisboa

A collaborative French instrumental rock band led by and with compositions from the core quartet of Anthony Belguise (drums), Jean-Loup Faurat (guitar), Regis Laugier (bass) and Nico Morcillo (guitar), with a list of 22 international guests across 8 songs and instrumentals, including Rafael Toral, Maria Radich, Paulo Furtado, Carlos Zingaro, Rui Carvalho, &c.
Squidco Pick

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Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Theta Four

Declaring Terry Riley, Magma, Krautrock, and Sun Ra as influences, this is the fourth album from wind and keyboard player Martin Archer's Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, an augmented six-piece UK ensemble whose rock affinities also embrace improvisation and minimalism, a heady mix of virtuosic playing with melodic intention and extremely detailed tapestries of sound; dreamy and elegiac.
Squidco Pick

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Johnson, Tom : Spaces . An Hour For Piano
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Two works for solo piano from composer Tom Johnson and performed by Keiko Shichijo; "Spaces" was written after his teacher, Morton Feldman, helped Johnson elucidate his voice as a composer through a study of chords; "An Hour for Piano" was written in 1971 based on a series of short, improvisatory sketches written for modern dance, merged and expanded to exactly one hour.
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• You can see the newest additions to our catalog in our Just In Stock Section.

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Matthias Bauer:
Spontan In Granit
(Creative Sources)

(Astral Spirits)

Drolleries [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

Maja Bugge :
No Exit

Ron Caines / Martin Archer Axis:
Les Oiseaux de Matisse

Laura Cole:
Enough [2 CDS]

Alberto Conde Iberian Roots Trio:
The Wake Of An Artist - Tribute To Bernardo Sassetti
(Clean Feed)

Jose Dias :
After Silence, Vol.1
(Clean Feed)

Diceros (Rodrigues / Mira / Silva / Curado / Almeida / Chagas /...):
3 Phases (III) Black
(Creative Sources)

Dunmall / Siegel / Pursglove / Sanders:
As One Does

Paul Dunmall / Philip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford:
Inner And Outer

Ferran Fages :
Detuning Series For Guitar
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Paulo Galao / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Morao:
(Creative Sources)

Gestalder / Marion / Becheanu:
3 vues d'un paysage / 3 views of a landscape
(Creative Sources)

Houben / Rodrigues / Rodrigues :
The Haecceity Of Things
(Creative Sources)

Luis Ianes:
Antiguas Construcciones Utiles (Crusoe)
(Creative Sources)

Paulo Jorge Alexandre / Luis Desirat / Monsieur Trinite:
(Creative Sources)

Kanute (Bergstrom / Abildgaard / Okland):
(Creative Sources)

Irene Kepl / Fred Marty:
(Creative Sources)

London Experimental Ensemble:
Child Ballads
(Split Rock Records)

Elo Masing / Hui-Chun Lin / Caroline Cecilia Tallone / Ernesto Rodrigues / Ame Zek:
(Creative Sources)

Francesco Massaro / Giovanni Cristino / Walter Forestiere:
(Creative Sources)

Jorgen Mathisen's Instant Light:
Mayhall's Object
(Clean Feed)

John McCowen:
Mundanas I - V
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Laura Mello:
Esta Verde!
(Creative Sources)

Larry Ochs / Gerald Cleaver / Nels Cline:
What Is To Be Done
(Clean Feed)

(Creative Sources)

Dietrich Petzold / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues :
(Creative Sources)

Dietrich Petzold / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Matthias Bauer:
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos:
Le Havre
(Creative Sources)

/ Rodrigues Leblanc / Ferreira Lopes:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Albert Cirera / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos:
3 Phases 1 White
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Bruno Parrinha / Nuno Torres / Paulo Galao:
3 Phases (II) GREY
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Anna Piosik / Carlos Santos:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santos:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Lauri Hyvarinen / Abdul Moimeme / Carlos Santos:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Paulo Curado / Bruno Parrinha / Eduardo Chagas:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigues / Klaus Kurvers:
Ignis Fatuus
(Creative Sources)

Udo Schindler / Georges-Emmanuel Schneider:
(Creative Sources)

Udo Schindler / Georges-Emmanuel Schneider / Gunter Pretzel:
(Creative Sources)

Hanna Schorken:
You Told Me How To Dance
(Creative Sources)

Wolfgang Schwabe / Hui-Chun Lin:
(Creative Sources)

Catherine Smet / Dirk Wachtelaer:
(Creative Sources)

Edith Steyer:
Hoox And Add-ons
(Creative Sources)

TGB (Carolino / Delgado / Frazao):
(Clean Feed)

Sabu Toyozumi / Rick Countryman:
Sol Abstraction
(Sol Disk Records)

Valid Tractor (Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Lawrence Casserley):
On The Validity Of Tractors

VocColours & Andrei Razin:
(Creative Sources)

Wschod (Pinheiro / Kozera / Suchar):
(Clean Feed)

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