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SQUIDCO Email Update + 20% Sale + Victo Sale, August 16, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
August 16, 2019

"What is the point of making music
If it does not relate in some way
To our existence and development as human beings?"
—Eddie Prévost

   Creative Artists

• After Dinner
• Ali/Bordreuil/Mattrey
• Rodrigo Amado & Chris Corsano
• As You Hear (Veryan Weston/Pei Ann Yeoh/Bei Bei Wang)
• CARL (Damon Smith/Daniel Kamins/ Andrew Durham)
• Carrier/Hawkins/Edwards/Lambert
• Xavier Charles/Éric Normand
• den Boer Salmom/Rodrigues/Rasten/Rodrigues
• Drasler/Jackson/Thompson
• Agusti Fernandez Trio (w. William Parker/Susie Ibarra)
• Nick Mazzarella Trio
• New York Contemporary Five, The
• Nobject (Martin Kuchen/Rafal Mazur/Vasco Trilla)
• Evan Parker/Eddie Prevost
• Jean-Luc Petit/Jeremy Baysse/Fabrice Favriou
• Claire Rousay
• Paula Shocron/Pablo Diaz (special guest Guillermo Gregorio)
• Ben Stapp/Joe Morris feat. Stephen Haynes
• Tereshkova (Jeff Lane)

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Alternative Fox
Astral Spirits
Creative Sources

Fish Prints
Fundacja Sluchaj!
Inexhaustible Editions



Squidco 20% Sale

This weekend, from Thursday, August 15th through Sunday, August 18th, we're offering 20% off a list of 100 albums in a selection of CDs, LPs, and Cassettes from our catalog of Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, and Rock-Based forms. Take a good look at this list of excellent releases from masterful musicians!

Click Here to see the list of Sale Items!

Orders must be placed through our shopping cart, prices shown are the discounted price. In-stock items only, items will disappear from the store if they sell out. Sale items are not eligible for reward points. Sale ends Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 23:59 EST, GMT-5.

Squidco Victo 30th Anniversary Sale

This weekend we have partnered with the Victoriaville-based record label Les Disques Victo to offer a list of 14 titles at $11.95 each, 25% off their regular retail price. These albums were selected from their catalog of more than 129 albums released over more than 30 years of presenting superb concerts from their annual Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV). The sale runs through the weekend, and orders will ship approximately one week after the sale is completed and Les Disques VICTO has sent us the inventory for the sale. Take advantage of these great prices and explore selected albums from one of the great labels of live improvisation!

Click to see Victo Sale Items

Orders must be placed through our shopping cart. Victo Sale items qualify for Squidco Reward Points. Victo Sale ends Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. Orders will ship approximately one week after the Victo Sale ends; we will send out email confirmation when your order ships. Orders with non-sale items will be held until Victo Sale items are in stock.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey : I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

The debut recording of New York double bassist Sean Ali's improvising string trio with violist Joanna Mattrey and cellist Leila Bordreuil, having worked together since 2015, each brings impressive technique and a somewhat twisted approach to their strings in a diverse set of extended improvisation from pensive and spacious to formidable density.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall
(Astral Spirits)

Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Cassette version of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

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As You Hear (Veryan Weston / Pei Ann Yeoh / Bei Bei Wang): Four Seasonings
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Recording at Vortex Jazz Club in London in 2018, the As You Hear trio of renowned London and European free jazz pianist Veryan Weston with two younger generation improvisers, Pei Ann Yeoh (violin) and Beibei Wang (drums & percussion), here presenting a sophisticated concert of group improvisation, each collective improvisation named for a spice or seasoning.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Carrier, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / John Edwards / Michel Lambert: Nirguna [2 CDs]
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

A complete, powerful performance at London's Vortex club from the indefatigable quartet led by Canadian saxophonist Francois Carrier, featuring one of the finest European young piano virtuosos, Alexander Hawkins, one of the most in-demand bass players on the Euro/London free improv scene, John Edwards, and long running partner to Carrier, drummer Michel Lambert.
Squidco Pick

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Charles, Xavier / Éric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs
(Inexhaustible Editions)

Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.
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den Boer Salmom, Miriam / Ernesto Rodrigues / Fredrik Rasten / Guilherme Rodrigues: A Late Evening In The Future
(Creative Sources)

A subtle album of acoustic interaction recorded at Berlin's Noiseberg from the quartet of Miriam den Boer Salmon on violin, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola & zither, Fredrik Rasten on acoustic guitar, and Guilherme Rodrigues on cello & percussion, sounding almost electronic in their frictional technique and harmonic overtones, ebbing and flowing from active interaction to tranquil discourse.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Drasler / Jackson / Thompson: Nauportus
(Creative Sources)

Clarinetist Tom Jackson, guitarist Daniel Thompson and drummer Vid Drasler met in 2016 as part of the CRAM Records residency at FriForma in Ljubljana, at which time they performed and recorded as a trio, vowing to collaborate again; this album of open-minded free improvisation is the result: "Nauportus" in 5 parts, ebbing and flowing from near silence to animated interaction.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra): One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

A formidable meeting of three powerhouses of modern creative improvisation of diverse backgrounds -- Filipina-American drummer/percussionist Susie Ibarra, legendary New York bassist William Parker, and Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, in a spirited, masterful and stunning live performance at the Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona recorded in 1998.
Squidco Pick

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Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!
Squidco Pick

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New York Contemporary Five, The: Live at Koncertsal, Copenhagen, 17.10.1963 [VINYL]
(Alternative Fox)

Formed in 1962, the New York Contemporary Five with Don Cherry on trumpet, Archie Shepp & John Tchicai on saxophones, Don Moore on bass, and J.C. Moses on drums, was short lived but their influence long-lasting, this live album from Copenhagen in 1963 a testament to their contribution to 60s free jazz, and a welcome addition to their scant discography.
     Buy      $19.95          

Nobject (Martin Kuchen / Rafal Mazur / Vasco Trilla): X-Rayed [2 CDs]
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Bringing separate collaborations together as a trio, Swedish saxophonist Martin Kuchen (Angles), who has worked separately with Catalan drummer Vascto Trilli and Polish guitarist Rafal Mazur, come together as Nobject, recording at Lodz-Art Inkubator during the sixth Musica Privata festival in Lodz, Poland, for 2 sets of fully free, sinuous and assertive improvisation.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Parker, Evan / Eddie Prevost: Tools Of Imagination
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

An awe-inspiring concert between two of London's free improvisation legends, recording at Pardon To Tu [Teatr Nowy Clubroom] in Poland--percussionist Eddie Prevost and saxophonist Evan Parker on tenor sax--in an hour-long performance that starts with Prevost's reverberant bowed metal, as the two build and recede with profound concentration and masterful skill.
Squidco Pick

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

"Ecorchure" translates to a skin wound produced by a violent friction that removes or tears the superficial layers; here the French trio of Jean-Luc Petit on saxophones, Jeremy Baysse on electric guitar & gadgets, and Fabrice Favriou on drums, tear through three excoriating improvisations during a 2019 live concert at Ateliers Musicaux Syrinx, in Poitiers France.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Rousay, Claire: Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Exploring human relationships and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds, San Antonio drummer Claire Rousay, who has worked with Jacob Wick, Ken Vandermark, Brandon Lopez, &c. recorded these six solo drum performances in the studio, developing each in a way that shows her strong technical skills and narrative voice on the drums.
     Buy      $7.59      Listen          

Shocron, Paula / Pablo Diaz (special guest Guillermo Gregorio): Dialogos
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Argentinian improvisers Paula Shocron (piano) and Pablo Diaz (drums) invite masterful Argentinian clarinetist and Mivimiento Musica Mas founder Guillermo Gregorio to record these 14 collective improvisations in the studio in New York, drawing upon contemporary and jazz elements with virtuosic skill, revealing inventive and imaginative playing.
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Stapp, Ben / Joe Morris feat. Stephen Haynes : Mind Creature Sound Dasein
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Splitting his time between Portugal and NY, tuba and euphonium player Ben Stapp's association with guitarist Joe Morris and cornetist Stephen Haynes started in 2011, including participating in their Improvisations series, leading to this trio performing Stapp's compositions with musical forms based on the narrative structure of his novel "Mind Creature Sound Dasein".
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Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Portland Oregon composer and sound artist Jeff Lane, co-founder of the Chicago/Portland record label Never Anything, as his alter-ego Tereshkova in a large work of electronic composition, part concrete, part acousmatic, spanning two cassettes with four side-long pieces, each an extended journey in mood, motion, perplexing sources and embrace-ably interesting.
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After Dinner: Souvenir Cassette (2019)
(Fish Prints)

Originally released in 1988 in limited cassette and LP editions and comprising live recordings from performances in 1987, the Japanese avant rock band After Dinner with vocalist Haco merged Japanese traditional music and electronics in sublime ways, their live performances a great reflection of their recorded albums, here impeccably remastered by Bob Drake.
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.

• You can ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


Jason Alder / Piotr Michalowski:
(Creative Sources)

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

Jeb Bishop / Alex Ward / Weasel Walter:

Lars Brondum / Per Gardin:
(Creative Sources)

Agusti Fernandez :
River Tiger Fire [4 CDs]
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Barry Guy :
Blue Horizon. Barry Guy@70 (Live At The Ad Libitum Festival 2017) [3 CDs]
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Stay-At-Home Monk [VINYL]

Joelle Leandre:
Strings Garden [3 CDs]
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Limbo Ensemble:
(Creative Sources)

Schwarm 13:
At Studioboerne 45
(Creative Sources)

Somersaults (Olie Brice / Tobias Delius / Mark Sanders):
Numerology of Birdsong
(West Hill Records)

Rayon Blanc
(Creative Sources)

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Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2002. In 2010 we moved to Wilmington, NC, giving regional and visiting customers access to our catalog of more than 7,000 items, which includes hundreds of discounted, used, and promotional items not listed on our website. We're open for you to visit by appointment during weekday afternoons, so if you're in the North Carolina coastal region please email us to set up a time to stop by and say hello, we'd love to play some music for you!

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