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SQUIDCO Email Update, July 26, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
July 26, 2019

"Look at a still life of a bowl of fruit and a dead pheasant,
(or whatever people used to paint)
And how it might change over the centuries:
However abstract it might get,
It is still about the poor bird and the fruit."
—Ingrid Laubrock

   Creative Artists

• Banks / Canha / Taylor / Ison
• Antoine Beuger and colectivo maDam
• Patrick Brennan/Abdul Moimeme
• Rob Brown Quartet (w/ Steve Swell/Chris Lightcap/Chad Taylor)
• Cat in a Bag (Figueira/Fonseca/Clemente/Lucas)
• Dave Douglas featuring Uri Caine/Andrew Cyrille
• Glascow Improvisors Orchestra/Maggie Nichols
• Ingrid Laubrock/Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman/Tom Rainey
• Andre Moller O.
• Munchen Neus (Udo Schindler/Gunnar Geisse/Anton Kaun)
• Simon Nabatov Quintet (w/ Malaby/Seabrook/Formanek/Cleaver)
• Mario Pavone Dialect Trio
• Miles Perkin Quartet (Perkins/Arthurs/Delbecq/Black)
• Cene Resnik Free Stellar Trio + Rob Mazurek
• Ernesto Rodrigues/Abdul Moimeme/Antez
• Trigger (Greene/Hanes/Edgcomb)
• Pablo Vazquez /Hernan Sama
• John Zorn

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Clean Feed
Creative Sources
Edition Wandelweiser Records

Greenleaf Music



   Jazz & Improvisation

Banks / Canha / Taylor / Ison: Luminos

Exploring the intersection between freely improvised music and free-jazz, the UK collective quartet of Jose Canha on double bass, Trevor Taylor on drums, percussion, Dan Banks on piano, and Josh Ison on saxophone draw out energetic and subtle moments in their bright interaction, always radiating energetic and focused momentum through a full range of character.
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Brennan, Patrick / Abdul Moimeme: Terraphonia
(Creative Sources)

Portuguese guitarist and experiementer Abdul Moimeme, once a student of US free jazz saxophonist Patrick Brennan, now joins him as Moimeme employs two electroacoustically altered guitars played simultaneously with objects, Brennan performing on sax and cornet, as they create unusual and assertive abstract sonic environments, intensely detailed and gripping.
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Brown, Rob Quartet (w/ Steve Swell / Chris Lightcap / Chad Taylor): From Here To Hear

A strong session from formidable alto saxophonist Rob Brown, presenting six compositions performed with the extraordinary grouping of trombonist Steve Swell, double bassist Chris Lightcap, and drummer Chad Taylor, all beautifully recorded in the studio, showing the incisive soloing of each player as they keep their listeners swinging on the edges of their seats.
Squidco Pick

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Cat in a Bag (Figueira / Fonseca / Clemente / Lucas): Cat in a Bag
(Clean Feed)

With 3 members of the sextet Slow is Possible--alto saxophonist Bruno Figueira, guitarist Joao Clemente and drummer Duarte Fonseca--plus bassist Joao Lucas (who has his own trio on Creative Sources), this cat is a genre-mashing band, blurring jazz and rock forms in a very Downtown NY way: open-minded, surprising, articulate, sophisticated, and passionate improv.
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Douglas, Dave feat. Uri Caine / Andrew Cyrille: Devotion
(Greenleaf Music)

Devoted to the people who helped make these pieces come about, including Franco D'Andrea, Carla Bley, Mary Lou Williams, and Dizzy Gillespie, from the NY trio of Dave Douglas on trumpet and long-time collaborator, pianist Uri Caine, joined by master drummer and percussionist Andrew Cyrille for 10 sophisticated and joyful works in modern creative jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Glascow Improvisors Orchestra / Maggie Nichols: Energy Being

The GIO presents a magnificent work of music, text and concept by Maggie Nicols, based on the poem of Scottish bassist Lindsay L. Cooper, "A Madman's Approach to Music", with vocals from Tam Dean Burn, Cliona Cassidy and Maggie Nicols herself, a remarkably fun, somewhat twisted, and thoroughly insightful album capturing Lindsay's create contradictions.
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Laubrock, Ingrid / Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Tom Rainey : Tism

The first recording from these four exceptional improvisers--Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano saxophones, Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Mark Feldman on violin, and Tom Rainey on drums--a session of collective improvisation fueled by each other's familiarity through shared projects over many years, yielding these remarkably cohesive and articulate recordings.
Squidco Pick

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Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun): Gau

A set of unusual and wonderfully unpredictable electroacoustic improvisations recorded live at the Akustronik#18 concert at Projektraum Streitfeld (Munich) in 2017 from the trio of Udo Schindler performing on reeds, brass & analogue synthesizer; Gunnar Geisse performing on laptopguitar & virtual instruments; and Anton Kaun performing on electronics, zeug & effects.
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Munchen Neus (Schindler, Udo / Gunnar Geisse / Anton Kaun): superGau

A single extended improvisation from the trio of Udo Schindler on reeds, brass & analogue synthesizer, Gunnar Geisse on laptopguitar & virtual instruments, and Anton Kaun on electronics, zeug & effects recorded live at Das Lihotzky/wagnis ART, in Munchen, Germany in 2017, a journey of odd intent, brilliant technique, eccentric attitude, and unorthodox dialog.
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Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Malaby / Seabrook / Formanek / Cleaver): Last Minute Theory
(Clean Feed)

After pianist Simon Nabatov's return to NYC in 2018 he began assembling this quintet with the goal of pursuing a more traditional jazz setting, enlisting support from some of the city's finest and most versatile players--saxophonist Tony Malaby, drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist Michael Formanek, and guitarist Brandon Seabrook--here in an exuberant set of Nabatov originals.
Squidco Pick

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Pavone, Mario Dialect Trio: Philosophy
(Clean Feed)

Three in-demand New York improvisers--Mario Pavone on double bass, Matt Mitchell on piano, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums-- recording in the studio in one of the premiere spaces in the Metropolitan area, Firehouse 12, resulting in this profoundly authoritatve piano trio album, with five Pavone original compositions, two from Annette Peacock, and one collective improv.
Squidco Pick

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Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black): The Point In Question
(Clean Feed)

Berlin-based Canadian double bassist and composer Miles Perkin (Lauzier/Perkin/Kuster, Benoit Delbecq 3, Glue) writes for his own quartet with pianist Delbecq, drummer Jim Black and trumpeter Tom Arthurs, presenting seven compositions leaving room for superb free soloing from all four, in an accomplished album of an optimistic and lyrical intent.
Squidco Pick

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Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black): The Point In Question [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Clean Feed)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

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Resnik, Cene Free Stellar Trio + Rob Mazurek: Age Of Chaos
(Clean Feed)

Saxophonist Cene Resnik seeks spiritual focus in his free playing with his trio of drummer Marko Lasic (Cerkno Jubileum Orchestra, Alchemical Playgrounds) and pianist Giorgio Pacorig, finding the perfect foil in Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek, as they take the stage at the 2018 Jazz Cerkno Festival for this extended energetic, introspective, & spiritual concert.
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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Abdul Moimeme / Antez: Magma
(Creative Sources)

An eruption of sound from the long-standing collaboration of violist Ernesto Rodrigues and Abdul Moimeme, here on prepared electric guitar, in a trio with unique percussionist Antez, who's intimate relationship with the percussive objects he uses creates a tectonic aural range of explosive flows and deeply churning cymbal vibration, caught live at Lisboa Incomum, in Lisbon.
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Trigger (Greene / Hanes / Edgcomb): Pull

John Zorn invited the trio of guitarist Will Greene, bassist Simon Hanes, and drummer Aaron Edgcomb, to found a new band and play his score books "Bagatelles" and "Apparitions" for his Tzadik label; the trio found common ground merging jazz, experimental and rock forms, forming Trigger and releaseing this album of wonderfully strange creative intent.
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Vazquez, Pablo / Hernan Sama: El Nombre Del Ritual
(Creative Sources)

Thirteen emphatic "rituals" from the Argentinian duo of saxophonist Hernan Sama, recording in the studio as they employ an array of techniques including extended bowing and plucking approaches, saxophone smears, growls, vocal utterances, odd reed techniques, &c, to engage their listener's ears as they unfold dialog that merges jazz forms and fully free improvisation.
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Zorn, John: Pellucidar - A Dreamers Fantabula [VINYL]

Virgin vinyl gatefold remastered issue of Zorn's 2015 Dreamers album with Cyro Baptista on percussion, Joey Baron on drums, Trevor Dunn on bass, Marc Ribot on guitars, Jamie Saft on keyboards, and Kenny Wollesen on vibes, a lyrical album of tuneful compositions and superb soloing, with beguiling compositions inspired by the imaginary worlds of fantasy literature.
Squidco Pick

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Beuger, Antoine and colectivo maDam: .. Of Being Numerous
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Antoine Beuger's piece merges compositional and improvised approaches, drawing on the text "the memories of RN", as he performs on flute, voice and objects with the electroacoustic improvising ensemble Colectivo maDam, merging long instrumental phrases with words, syllables or letters, using space and detachment to create numerous possibilities to resonate.
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Moller, Andre O. : A Labour Of Love
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Two works from German composer Andre O. Moller: 9 Dances for Natalie Bohrer, a visual artist and painter, in a work deriving pitches and durations from a transformation of numbers, using Christoph Schiller's album "spinet" as sources; and "ungerarde" exploring pitch relations from a recording of radio static with durations in a proportional canon structure.
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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.

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Jason Alder / Piotr Michalowski:
(Creative Sources)

Anemochore (Frantz Loriot / Sebastian Strinning / Daniel Studer / Benjamin Brodbeck):
Suites And Seeds
(Creative Sources)

BBC Trio ( Gorka Benitez / Guillermo Celano / Marcos Baggiani):
Donde Esta Nuestro Hogar?
(Creative Sources)

Lars Brondum / Per Gardin:
(Creative Sources)

Nina de Heney / Karin Johansson / Henrik Wartel:
(Creative Sources)

den Boer Salmom, Miriam / Ernesto Rodrigues / Fredrik Rasten / Guilherme Rodrigues:
A Late Evening In The Future
(Creative Sources)

Drasler / Jackson / Thompson:
(Creative Sources)

Miguel Garcia A. / Oier Iruretagoiena / Abdul Moimeme / Lorea Oar-Arteta / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos:
(Creative Sources)

Mark Hannesson (Denis Sorokin):
Music For Guitar [2 CDS]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Eva-Maria Houben :
Ensemble Works [2 CDS]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
(Creative Sources)

Limbo Ensemble:
(Creative Sources)

Lisbon String Trio / Gil Goncalves:
(Creative Sources)

Hans-Jurg Meier :
Colours De La Rose . Presso Il Passo Di Cristallina . Diaphaneas
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Nikolaus Neuser / Carlos Quebrada:
Toxicodendron Radicans
(Creative Sources)

Jorge Nuno Connection:
Sao Paulo Connection
(Creative Sources)

Jean-Luc Petit / Jeremy Baysse / Fabrice Favriou:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues :
(Creative Sources)

Burkhard Schlothauer :
Harmonies And Structures
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Schwarm 13:
At Studioboerne 45
(Creative Sources)

String Theory:
(Creative Sources)

Rayon Blanc
(Creative Sources)

Carl Testa :
Sway Prototypes - Volume 2

Carl Testa :
Sway Prototypes - Volume 1


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