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Squidco Email Update + 25% Sale, June 21, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
June 21, 2019

"My inspiration for making any type of music,
Anything, any attempt at anything,
Most of the time has nothing to do with music."
—Misha Mengelberg

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• The Art Ensemble of Chicago
• Mariska Baars/Rutger Zuydervelt
• Daniel Carter/Stelios Mihas/Irma Nejando/Federico Ughi
• Don Cherry/Dave Holland/Steve Lacy/Masahiko Togashi
• Chester Hawkins
• ICP Tentet
• Matt Mitchell
• Dudu Pukwana/Misha Mengelberg/Han Bennink
• Lee Ranaldo/Jim Jarmusch/Marc Urselli/Balazs Pandi
• The Remote Viewers Trio (Petts/Northover/Edwards)
• Christian Svendsen Meaas
• Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit
• Toshiya Tsunoda
• Kasper Vaernes Skullerud/Andreas Wildhagen
• Various Artists - Option 1
• David Virelles
• Anna Webber
• G. Weston Calvin
• Torbjorn Zetterberg & The Great Question

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Blank Forms
Corbett vs. Dempsey
Intangible Arts
Nakama Records

Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) ‎
Pi Recordings
Remote Viewers
Trost Records



Squidco 20% Sale

This weekend, through Sunday, June 23rd, we're offering 25% off a list of 68 albums in a selection of CDs, LPs, and Books from our catalog of Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, and Rock-Based forms. Many of these items have never been advertised for sale before, so take a good look at this list of excellent releases from masterful musicians!

Click Here to see the list of Sale Items!

In-stock items only, sold out items will disappear from store during the sale. Orders must be placed through our shopping cart. Price shown is discounted price. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points. Sale ends Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. While quantities last.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Art Ensemble of Chicago, The : We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration [2 CDS]
(Pi Recordings)

Marking 50 years for Chicago's most important and innovative ensembles, formed in 1969 to advance creative musicians as part of the AACM, is this tribute to and based on music written by late members Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, and Joseph Jarman, performed by 15 innovative musicians young and old, and presented in 2 CDs: one in the studio and one live at the 2018 Edgefest.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Carter, Daniel / Stelios Mihas / Irma Nejando / Federico Ughi: Radical Invisibility

Debut of this group named by NY multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, with Stelios Mihas on guitar, Federico Ughi on drums, and (mysterious) Irma Nejando on bass, presenting this studio album of free, well-matched and interactive collective improvisations of acoustic and electric instrumentation, each track dedicated to artists who inspired the members of the quartet.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Cherry, Don / Dave Holland / Steve Lacy / Masahiko Togashi: Live at Yubin Chokin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo on May 14, 1986 [VINYL]

The quartet of Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano & vocals, Dave Holland on bass, Steve Lacy on soprano saxophone, and Masahiko Togashi on drums & percussion, recording live in 1986 at Yubin Chokin Hall, in Tokyo, brought together by Togashi and performing compositions from Lacy ("The Crus", "Quakes"), Cherry ("Mopti"), and Togashi ("I Speak to the Stars").
     Buy      $24.95          

ICP Tentet: Tetterettet
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

10 years after drummer Han Bennink, pianist Misha Mengelberg, and saxophonist Willem Breuker formed the ICP co-op, Bennink & Mengelberg formed this 10-piece "Tetterettet", an all-star international group including Peter Brotzmann, Tristan Honsinger, John Tchicai, this their first incredible and far-ranging album, remastered and available on CD for the first time.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Mitchell, Matt : Phalanx Ambassadors
(Pi Recordings)

The sophisticated compositions of New York pianist Matt Mitchell on piano, also performing on synthesizer, are heard in this quintet with Miles Okazaki on electric & acoustic guitars, Patricia Brennan on vibraphone & marimba, Kim Cass on bass, and Kate Gentile on drums & percussion, a challenging album that rewards through intensity and incredible detail.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Pukwana, Dudu / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink: Yi Yole
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Recorded at the ICP Jubileum festival in Uithoorn, Holland, in 1978, this concert brings together the core of the Instant Composers Pool--pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink--with legendary South African alto saxophonist Dudu Pukwana (Blue Notes), Bennink also playing trombone, clarinet, and viola, in a lyrical and unpredictable set filled with humor and astounding playing.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Remote Viewers Trio, The (Petts / Northover / Edwards): Notes Lost In A Field
(Remote Viewers)

A working subset of the UK saxophone-heavy band crossing composition with improvisation, The Remote Viewers led by David Petts, here as a trio with Adrian Northover on alto sax, Petts on tenor sax, and John Edwards on acoustic bass, present 15 new compositions, 10 penned by Petts and 5 collective improvisations, a mix of ferocious timbre and exciting interaction.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Svendsen, Christian Meaas: New Rituals [3 CDS]
(Nakama Records)

Ritual and unveiling of Buddhist philosophy in a 3-CD exploration of the relationship between form and freedom, between modern Western culture and traditional Eastern culture, and between written and open musical material, from composer and bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen presented in 3 parts: (1) ensemble and a chant-choir, (2) ensemble, and (3) solo bass.
     Buy      $39.95      Listen          

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: April Is The Cruellest Month
(Blank Forms)

Culled from 1975 sessions by the New Direction Unit intended for but never issued on the ESP label, this insanely intense and interactive example of Japanese Free Jazz is finally unleashed, from the late legendary guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi and his quartet with wind and reed improviser Kengi Mori, percussionist Hiroshi Yamazaki, and bassist Nobuyoshi Ino.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: April Is The Cruellest Month [VINYL]
(Blank Forms)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen: Troposgrafien
(Nakama Records)

The long-running duo of Norwegian saxophonist Kasper Skullerud Vaernes and drummer Andreas Wildhagen, who also work together in Nakama's KNYST! trio with bassist and Nakama founder Christian Meaas Svendsen, and the Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, in an album of five freely improvised dialogs of great technical skill, intent listening and exchange, and dynamic energy.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen: Troposgrafien [VINYL]
(Nakama Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

Various Artists: Option 1 [2 CDs]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Since 2015 Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio has hosted a series of concert followed by a discussion with the artist, with funding for the series assisted by Corbett vs. Dempsey; this CD collects recordings from the last year, including Susan Alcorn, Gerry Hemingway, Greg Kelley, Kris Davis, Wayne Horvitz, Ingrid Laubrock, LaDonna Smith, Sandy Ewen, Douglas Ewart, &c &c.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Virelles, David: Igbo Alakorin (The Singer's Grove) Vol. I & II
(Pi Recordings)

Cuban born NY pianist David Virelles documents the musicians of his birthplace, Santiago de Cuba, home to musical styles such as son, changui, nengon, and conga, in two distinct projects: Volume I, where Virelles introduces Orquesta Luz de Oriente tracing the roots of the Cuban big band tradition; and Volume II, reinterpreting the piano music of iconic pianist Antonio Maria Romeu.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Webber, Anna: Clockwise
(Pi Recordings)

Wind player and composer Anna Weber pays homage to 20th Century composers' works for percussion, using Xenakis, Feldman, Varese, Stockhausen, Babbitt & Cage as influences in compositions leaving room for improvisation from her septet of Jeremy Viner (sax & clarinet), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Matt Mitchell (piano), Chris Tordini (bass), and Ches Smith (drums).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Weston, G. Calvin: The Phoenix Orchestra - Dust and Ash [VINYL]

An excellent example of modern fusion as drummer G. Calvin Weston (Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer), also on pocket trumpet, joins the Phoenix Orchestra, a Philadelphia-based string & electric octet, for a funk driven album of spectacular playing with melodic force and compelling rhythm, showing shades of Cobham or Mahavishnu but with its feet fully in the present.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Zetterberg, Torbjorn & The Great Question: Live
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Caught live at Jazzklubb Fasching in his home of Stockholm, Swedish bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg's The Great Question band with Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Jonas Kullhammar on saxophone & flute, Alberto Pinton on reeds, and Jon Falt on drums, perform 6 inventive compositions in an amazing concert of modern, upbeat, innovative jazz.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Baars, Mariska / Rutger Zuydervelt: Eau
(Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) ‎)

Collaborating previously in Piiptsjilling and their duo "Drawn", Mariska Baars (Soccer Committee) and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) come together again for this exquisite album, the title translating to "water", a beautiful combination of electronic timbres and voice that weave together and drift, ebbing and flowing like a mysteriously elegant stream.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Hawkins, Chester: K516156/91044 [33 1/3 7-inch VINYL]
(Intangible Arts)

A 33 rpm 7" from Washington, DC sound artist Chester Hawkins, which "contains highly concentrated extracts" of two remixes of live recordings at Logan Fringe Arts Space and Red Onion Records, from his limited-edition USB release "Cops Need Serial Numbers"; mesmerizing and hypnotic electronics from a masterful performer and kosmiche explorer.
     Buy      $7.50      Listen          

Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi: [CD]
(Trost Records)

Producer & bassist Marc Urselli devised this first meeting between himself and Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, filmaker/guitarist Jim Jarmusch, and drummer Balazs Pandi's, recording in Urselli's NY studio to capture these live analog recordings of improvisations using no overdubs, a twilight set of evolving and absorbing explorations merging rock & experimental approaches.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Ranaldo, Lee / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi: [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Tsunoda, Toshiya : Extract From Field Recording Archive [5 CD Box Set]

Recording sound comes naturally to Japanese audio explorer Toshiya Tsunoda, capturing and cataloging the audio world he encountered since childhood; in the 90s he set out to observe vibrations from optimum perspectives, using small and contact microphones, and compiling 3 albums of Field Recording Archives, collected here with 2 CDs of previously unpublished recordings.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $64.95      Listen          

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