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Squidco Email Update + Spring Hat Sale, April 5, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
April 5, 2019

"As long as there are musicians who have a passion for spontaneity,
For creating something that's never been before,
The art form of jazz will flourish."
—Charlie Haden

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• Tom Arthurs
• Stephan Crump/Ingrid Laubrock/Cory Smythe
• Mike Gennaro/Alex Ward
• Gestalder/Marion/Becheanu
• In the Sea (Tristan Honsinger/Nicolas Caloia/Joshua Zubot)
• Makoto Kawabata/Geoff Leigh
• King Champion Sounds/Surplus 1980 (Moe! Staino)
• Geoff Leigh/Makoto Kawabata/ Aogu Tanimoto
• Dietrich Petzold/Ernesto Rodrigues/Guilherme Rodrigues/Matthias Bauer
• Ernesto Rodrigues/Paulo Curado/Bruno Parrinha/Eduardo Chagas
• Rowland's Evil Jazz Trio (Galewicz/Sandstad Dalen/Nordberg Funderud)
• Udo Schindler solo
• Catherine Smet/Dirk Wachtelaer
• Spike Orchestra
• John Zorn Hermetic Organ

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Acid Mothers Temple
Creative Sources

Tractor Notown




Squidco Hat 2 take 20 Sale

It's spring - time for a new hat!

Switzerland's Hat Hut label has two main label lines - hatOLOGY for improvised music, including free jazz, free improvisation, and ea-improv; and Hat [Now] Art presenting compositional music from masterful composers like Morton Feldman, John Cage, Stockhausen, &c., and modern composers like Liza Lim, Makrokosmos Quartet, Katharina Rosenberger, Christian Wolff, &c. This weekend we're offering the following discount on 119 titles from label:

Buy any Hat Hut titles from the list, take 10% off
Buy 2 or more Hat Hut titles from the list, take 20% off each!

That's more than a $7.00 savings on two CDs, or more than $10 on two doubles! The albums offered represent some of the most interesting and creative titles on the label, providing a great collection of improvisers and composers representing some of the finest jazz, free improvising, and compositional musicians of the last 50 years. Take a good look at this list of albums, but don't look too long because some stock is limited!

Click here to see all hatOLOGY Titles On Sale

In-stock items only. Orders must be placed through our shopping cart. Gift certificates and shipping insurance products excluded. Item prices listed are discounted prices. Discounted items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points. While quantities last, out of stock items will not show up in the store during the sale. Sale ends Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 23:59 EST (GMT -4).

   Jazz & Improvisation

Arthurs, Tom: Augmented Nature

A one-take improvisation recorded in Berlin by trumpeter Tom Arthurs, caught on New Year's Day 2018 using piccolo trumpet, mutes and binaural field recordings, intended for headphone listening, as he provides an incredible sense of location while stimulating his listener with subtle interventions that ultimately act as a backdrop for his distinctive and sly soloing.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Crump, Stephan / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe: Channels

The NY trio of Stephan Crump on acoustic bass, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Cory Smythe on piano follow-up to their "Planktonic Finales" album with this live album recorded at the Unerhort!-Festival in Zurich in 2017, in a lyrically free album of solid compositional structures that result in warmly creative and singular jazz.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Gennaro, Mike / Alex Ward: Running for Trains

Three separate live recordings from Hamburg, Gottingen and Berlin, Germany from the duo of Canadian drummer Mike Gennaro and UK clarinettist & electric guitarist Alex Ward, during their 5-stop November 2017 tour crossing Germany by train, selecting six of Gennaro's well captured recordings from their most interesting, exciting or innovative improvisations; exceptional!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

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

A subtle album of soundscape from the French trio of Violaine Gestalder on saxophones, Louis Michel Marion on double bass, and Stefania Becheanu on field recordings, depicting 3 virtual aural views of a single landscape, the field recordings conveying a sense of location as the bass and sax use extended techniques and subliminal playing to create their vista.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

In the Sea (Tristan Honsinger / Nicolas Caloia / Joshua Zubot): Forks and Spoons
(Creative Sources)

With two magnificent albums and more than 100 concert performances, the masterful dialog from this working string trio of Canadian, European and American players--Tristan Honsinger on cello and voice; Joshua Zubot, on violin; Nicolas Caloia on double bass--is evident in their thrilling exchanges and dynamic approaches to both rapid and reflective improvisation.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Matthias Bauer: dis/con/sent
(Creative Sources)

An album for bowed strings, bowed metal, and double bass, from the quartet of Dietrich Petzold on violin, viola, bowed metal, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Matthias Bauer on double bass, presenting a seven part suite recorded in the studio in Berlin, active and exciting music that bridges classical technique with free improvisation.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

A live recording of a subtle improvisation led by Portuguese violist Ernesto Rodrigues in a quartet with winds and brass--Paulo Curado on flute, Bruno Parrinha on soprano saxophone & bass clarinet, and Eduardo Chagas on alto trombone--each using understated approaches to their instruments using extended and unusual techniques, aptly titled but rewarding close listening.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Rowland's Evil Jazz Trio (Galewicz / Sandstad Dalen / Nordberg Funderud): Death Machine
(Creative Sources)

The Norwegian guitar trio led by Roland Galewicz on drums, Henrik Sandstad Dalen on double bass, and Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, free improvisers with a dark intent captured live at Kafe Haerverk, in Oslo in 2018 as they perform Galewicz's rhythm-heavy three part "Death Machine Suite", Funderud's spacious "Nice Things" and Dalen's searing "Holmenkollekspressen".
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Schindler, Udo: Pneuma_Extreme

Selected short pieces for C double bass clarinet from German multi-reedist Udo Schinder, recorded live at his performance space for avant, free, and sound-oriented improvisation, Salon fur Klang + Kunst, in Krailling, Munich; Schindler presents a diverse set of approaches recorded to give strength and warmth to both subtle and vociferous statements.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Smet, Catherine / Dirk Wachtelaer: Improvisations
(Creative Sources)

Taking two players from Guy Seger's Eclectic Maybe Band (Discus Records), classically trained Catherine Smet and improvising drummer Dirk Wachtelaer fulfill their album's title with 11 free dialogs, their dexterous mastery evident as they carry on energetic conversations of urgent activity, or lay back in cultivated discourse of sophisticated artistry; engaging.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Spike Orchestra: The Book Beri'ah Vol 3 - Binah

The second Masada book project from the adventurous London big band Spike Orchestra, whose interpretations of Zorn's Book of Angels compositions in their Cerberus album was a high point in that series by presenting lyrical strength, skill and power, heard again merging jazz, rock, & klezmer & more as they take on 9 compositions in Zorn's Book Beriah series.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol 6 - For Edgar Allan Poe

The 6th in John Zorn's "Hermetic Organ" series of real-time improvisations performed by Zorn himself, this volume paying tribute to the 19th century suspense and horror writer Edgar Allan Poe, as Zorn evokes Poe's enduring and chilling imagination using the organ's immense power and implicit sense of foreboding, stretching the limits of the organ.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



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

A live recording of the first encounter between Henry Cow/Radar Favourites/Ex-Wise Heads reed, wind and electronic artist Geoff Leigh and Acid Mother Temple guitarist and solo artist Kawabata Makoto, performing at Urbanguild, in Kyoto, Japan, in 2014 for a set of electronic, psychedelic improvisation of great detail using a vast arsenal of experimental approaches.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          



King Champion Sounds / Surplus 1980 (Moe! Staino): Split [7" VINYL]
(Tractor Notown)

A split 7": on one side Sleepytime Gorilla Museum percussionist/drummer/composer Moe! Staino's West Coast rotating ensemble Surplus 1980 in a teaser for an upcoming release with G.W. Sok, Kyle Bruckmann, members of Fred Frith Trio and Total Shutdown; on the other side King Champion Sounds featuring G.W. Sok, formerly of the Dutch band the Ex.
     Buy      $6.95      Listen          

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

Acid Mothers Temple guitarist Kawabata Makoto meets Henry Cow wind player, percussionist and sound artist Geoff Leigh, with Aogu Tanimoto on violin & synth, as they are captured live at Delsol Cafe, in Yahata, Japan, performing a spiritually psychedelic five-part improvisation merging acoustic and electronic instruments in unorthodox and fascinating ways.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $12.95      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.


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(Creative Sources)

Carlos Bica / Daniel Erdmann / Dj Illvibe:
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(Clean Feed)

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Diez Seiz
(Creative Sources)

Cajlan / Wissel / Nillesen:
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(Creative Sources)

Dyberg / Masing / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Jacobson:
(Creative Sources)

The Fictive Five (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt):
Anything Is Possible
(Clean Feed)

Paulo Galao / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Morao:
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Guillotine (Lopes / Ceccaldi / Wildhagen):
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Nicola Hein L. :
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Kaikou (Yoshino / Natsuki Tamura):

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

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

NAO (Vaz / Silva / Marques):

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

/ Rodrigues Leblanc / Ferreira Lopes:
(Creative Sources)

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

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

The Selva (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao):
Canicula Rosa
(Clean Feed)

Matthias Spillmann Trio (Spillmann / Lang / Baumgartner):
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(Clean Feed)

Spring Roll (Helary / Mayot / Rayon / Lemetre / Davis):
(Clean Feed)

Oli Steidle & The Killing Popes (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin):
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Oli Steidle & The Killing Popes (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin):
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(Creative Sources)

Tuba, Guitarra & Bateria
(Clean Feed)

Luis Vicente / Vasco Trilla:
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(Clean Feed)

(Creative Sources)

Zyft (Ziv Taubenfeld / Henk Zwerver / Maya Felixbrodt):
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