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SQUIDCO Email Update March 29, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
March 29, 2019

"I have always desired moving beyond this feeling of safety in music
Where the person listening can always predict what is going to happen."
—Eugene Chadbourne

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler)
• Daniel Carter/Watson Jennison/William Parker/Federico Ughi
• Eugene Chadbourne/Cat Jammers
• Eugene Chadbourne w/ Son of Shockabilly
• Phil Durrant/Martin Vishnick
• Scott Fields Ensemble
• Satoko Fujii
• Satoko Fujii ma-do
• Devin Gray/Ellery Eskelin/Michael Formanaek/Dave Ballou
• Teppo Hauta-aho/Jukka Kaariainen
• Killing Spree (Metzger/Daniel/Galichet)
• Metal Chaos Ensemble
• Polyorchard (Estoppey/Jackson/Menestres/Ruccia)
• Polyorchard (Pence/Jackson/Menestres/Ruccia/Phaneuf)
• Gil Sanson/Lance Austin Olsen
• Hanna Schorken
• Turbulence
• Federico Ughi feat. Rachel Musson
• Ute Wassermann/Jaap Blonk/Michael Vorfeld

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

577 Records
Creative Sources

Evil Clown
Out & Gone Records
Rataplan Records
Soul What Records


   Jazz & Improvisation

Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler): Fake Music
(Soul What Records)

Masterful, fervent free jazz from trans-Atlantic trio of Mars Williams on saxophones, Kent Kessler on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums, captured live at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in 2017 for three impressive collective improvisations of intense energy, articulate and extended expression, and ecstatic improvisation in an exceptional and cohesive concert.
Squidco Pick

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Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi: Live! Volume 1: Erie [VINYL]

Working together in tours and recording since 2005, the NY trio of multi-reedist and wind player Daniel Carter, bassis William Parker and drummer/percussionist Federico Ughi are joined by saxophonist Watson Jennison also on flute, recorder and keyboards for this enlightened album of modern and transcendent jazz in a limited, remastered LP edition with bonus material.
Squidco Pick

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Durrant, Phil / Martin Vishnick: Rifinitori di Momenti

Two seasoned and broad-minded improvisors - Phil Durrant (Mimeo, Lunge, Beinhaltung) here performing on mandolin, and Martin Vishnick performing on classical guitar, in a series of duets of contrasting and intertwining string discourse using profound and sometimes strange techniques, from unhurried abstractions to focused and urgent interplay; impressive.
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Fields, Scott Ensemble: Barclay

Guitarist and composer Scott Fields presents the 3rd installment of his Beckett Trilogy, based on the writings of Irish novelist and poet Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906-1989), whose ironic black comedies Fields characterizes musically in instrumental compositions performed by his quartet with cellist Scott Roller, drummer Domnik Mahnig, and saxophonist Matthias Schubert.
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Fujii, Satoko ma-do: Heat Wave

Satako Fujii's 2008 release introducing her then new ma-do quartet of Satoko Fujii on piano, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, Akira Horikoshi on drums, and late bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu, the band name signifying "window" and "the silence between notes", in an album of superb, lively, eclectic and absolutely exciting improvisation from 9 original Fujii compositions.
Squidco Pick

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Fujii, Satoko: Stone

A stunning solo album working inside and outside of the piano and coaxing electronic response from the strings from pianist Satoko Fujii, caputered at Samurai Hotel in NY in September of 2018, and in the studio in Brooklyn three months later, during her prolific 60th "kanreki" birthday year, here in 15 dynamic and far-ranging improvisations revealing her depth and creative powers.
Squidco Pick

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Gray, Devin / Ellery Eskelin / Michael Formanaek / Dave Ballou: Dirigo Rataplan II
(Rataplan Records)

Brooklyn drummer Devin Gray leads 3 musicians with Baltimore ties--Ellery Eskelin (sax), Dave Ballou (trumpet) and Michael Formanek (bass)--the rhythm team of this chord-less quartet providing the perfect platform for the diverse song structures in Gray's compositions, through tight melodic interaction or unrestricted excursions for the horn section; superb modern jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Hauta-aho, Teppo / Jukka Kaariainen: Winter Suite
(Creative Sources)

Finnish composer and bassist Teppo Hauta-aho, who works in both classical and improvised music and has recorded albums with Anthony Braxton and Evan Parker, is joined by Finnish experimental guitarist Jukka Kaariainen for an album that brings warmth to the frosty austerity of winter through intricate dialog, from stark reserve to rapid, fascinating flurries.
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Killing Spree (Metzger / Daniel / Galichet): Boko Boko Tour

A heavy album merging free improvisation, blues and rock forms from the French Killing Spree trio of Matthieu Metzger on alto saxophone & electronics, Sylvain Daniel on electric bass & effects, and Gregoire Galichet on drums, living up to the band name in dark malice captured live at Club Soto in Kyoto, Japan during their 2018 Japanese tour; vengeful.
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Metal Chaos Ensemble: Luminiferous Aether
(Evil Clown)

Metal Chaos Ensemble, formed in 2015 as a working project to explore rhythms on metallic instruments guided by rules-based chaotic systems of a very large number of small components, in a quintet studio recording using three dedicated drummers, reeds, electronics, and accompanying "tape" mixes, resulting in epic, inspired and wonderfully unpredictable improvisation.
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Polyorchard (Estoppey / Jackson / Menestres / Ruccia): Black Mountain
(Out & Gone Records)

The North Carolina improvising collective Polyorchard, wrote this set of unusual and diverse improvisation for the 8th {Re}HAPPENING at Black Mountain College on March 31, 2018, this album a studio recording of that music featuring saxophonist Laurent Estoppey, Michael Thomas Jackson on clarinet and radio, David Menestres on bass and objects, and Dan Ruccia on viola and piano.
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Polyorchard (Pence / Jackson / Menestres / Ruccia / Phaneuf): Sommian
(Out & Gone Records)

The North Carolina improvising collective Polyorchard is heard in this exceptional studio album, configured as a quintet with Michael Thomas Jackson on clarinet, David Menestres on double bass, Crowmeat Bob Pence on bass clarinet, Charles Phaneuf on clarinet, and Dan Ruccia on viola, for the 6 lettered "Sommian" suite of collective and far-ranging experimental improv.
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Schorken, Hanna: You Told Me How To Dance
(Creative Sources)

Hanna Schorken is a published German writer & poet, jazz vocalist and free improviser, since 2005 living in Koln and developing a personal and idiosyncratic approach to sound poetry and experimental voice recordings, heard here in a 7 part work where each movement completes the titles of the poem "I So Liked Spring"; "You"; "Told"; "Me"; "How"; "To"; "Dance".
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Turbulence: Flow Across Scales
(Evil Clown)

A larger than previous Boston collective's Turbulence ensemble with 6 of the regular horn players from Leap of Faith Orchestra, performing multi-reedist and instrumentalist PEK's extended framework, with drummer percussionist Yui Zbitnoff; the ensembe breaks down to three duos and guest saxophonist Bob O'Brien, captured live at Outpost 186, in Cambridge, MA in August 2018.
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Ughi, Federico feat. Rachel Musson: Transoceanico [VINYL]

"Transoceanico" signifies the global reach of Rome, Italy-born improvising drummer Federico Ughi, celebrating 20 years since his first album recorded in London while residing there, leading to his current Brooklyn launchpad for many global tours and albums, this impressive LP realized in a superb free jazz trio with bassist Adam Lane and tenor saxophonist Rachel Musson.
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Wassermann, Ute / Jaap Blonk / Michael Vorfeld : Improvisors

Blending two of the most unconventional voices on the planet--Ute Wasswerman and Jaap Blonk--with percussionist Michael Vorfeld, also on string instrument, light bulbs and electronic devices, Wasserman adding voice, whistles, kutu wapa, frog buzzer, and mirliton, and Blonk adding electronics; wonderfully eccentric while impressively informed and masterfully executed.
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Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers: Invitation To A Jam Session

In the 1980's guitarist and eccentric sound artist Eugene Chadbourne started a series of cassettes that ultimately became the LP "Country Music in the World of Islam"; this new and astonishing archive collection culls material from that and blends it in studio collage with live material from Elliot Sharp, Sun City Girls, Jon Rose, phone messages from Derek Bailey, &c &c.
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Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers: Invitation To A Jam Session [CASSETTE]

Cassette edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          



Chadbourne, Eugene w/ Son of Shockabilly: Unreal Band

Recorded the year before the first Shockabilly record in 1983, this live album with Eugene Chadbourne on electric guitar and vocals, plus Shockabilly-to-be and percussionist David Licht, and Tom Shepard taking Kramer's place on bass, as the trio take on country music, Hendrix, Beatles, Yardbirds, bring out The Rake, and otherwise twist up a set of great songs.
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Sanson, Gil / Lance Austin Olsen: Works on Paper [2 CDs]

Two meticulous works in two parts each using layered collage of acoustic instruments, objects, electronics, field recordings, voices, fragments of past compositions and early classical music samples, with A.F. Jones providing voice narration, from Venezuelan composer/artist Gil Sanson and Canadian-based composer/painter Lance Austin Olsen: "Pra Min" and "Meditations".
Squidco Pick

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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.


Tom Arthurs:
Augmented Nature

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

Mike Gennaro / Alex Ward:
Running for Trains

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

Kaikou (Yoshino / Natsuki Tamura):

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

Makoto Kawabata / Geoff Leigh:
Spatial Roots
(Acid Mothers Temple)

Geoff Leigh / Makoto Kawabata / Aogu Tanimoto:
Live At Delsol Cafe
(Acid Mothers Temple)

Elo Masing / Hui-Chun Lin / Caroline Cecilia Tallone / Ernesto Rodrigues / Ame Zek:
(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 / Lauri Hyvarinen / Abdul Moimeme / Carlos Santos:
(Creative Sources)

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

Udo Schindler:

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

Catherine Smet / Dirk Wachtelaer:
(Creative Sources)

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

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