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SQUIDCO Email Update + Used CD Sale, August 23, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
August 23, 2019

"I only wish that more politicians would adopt
The sensibility and quality of listening and respect
Without which improvised music can not exist."
—Barry Guy

   Creative Artists

• Lars Brondum / Per Gardin
• Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
• Agusti Fernandez
• From Wolves To Whales (Rempis/Wooley/Niggenkemper/Corsano)
• Barry Guy
• Jeph Jerman
• Jeph Jerman/Steve Jansen
• Killick
• Klezmerson
• Joelle Leandre
• Leap of Faith
• Metal Chaos Ensemble
• Musicworks
• Rempis/Abrams/Ra + Baker
• Suspensao
• Zion80 (John Zorn)
• John Zorn

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Creative Sources
Evil Clown
Fidgety Editions

Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Not On Label
Spiritmuse Records
West Hill Records




Squidco Used CD Sale

This weekend, from Friday August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th, all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 20% off their listed price!

View Our List of Used CDs

20% Discounts end Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 23:59 EST (GMT-4). Prices shown are discounted price. While quantities last, sold out items will disappear from the store. Customers must place orders using our shopping cart to receive discounted prices. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Brondum, Lars / Per Gardin: Adhara
(Creative Sources)

Swedish improvisers, saxophonist Per Gardin--known for his work with Rodrigo Pinheiro & Pedro Lopes and Oblique (Trio)--joins fellow Swede Lars Brondum, whose work focuses on modern composers like Cardew, Ligeti, and Riley, here on modular synth and theremin, as the two focus on the star Adhara in the Canis Major constellation through 6 stellar object-named ea-improvisations.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Be Known Ancient/Future/Music
(Spiritmuse Records)

Led by Chicago percussionist and AACM member Kahil El'Zabar and founded in 1981, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble releases this album of Afro-centric spiritual jazz, El'Zabar's voice drawing us into the compelling rhythms and grooves he and cellist Ian Maksin provide as foundations for baritone saxophonist Alex Harding and trumpeter Corey Wilkes' profound soloing.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Be Known Ancient/Future/Music [2 LPS]
(Spiritmuse Records)

Vinyl 2-LP edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $42.95      Listen          

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

Recorded at the 2014 Ad Libitum Festival in Warsaw, pianist and composer Agusti Fernandez was invited to perform four concerts in celebration of his 60th birthday, choosing his working trio Aurora for once concert, a solo performance of "El Laberint de la Memoria", his electroacoustic Thunder trio, and a large ensemble conduction: "River, Tiger Fire".
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $49.95      Listen          

From Wolves To Whales (Rempis / Wooley / Niggenkemper / Corsano): Strandwal [2 CDs]

The 2nd release from the quartet of cutting edge improvisers--Nate Wooley on trumpet, Dave Rempis on saxophone, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums--presents a complete concert during their Fall 2017 European tour, performing in the city of Haarlem near Amsterdam in a wide-ranging concert of incredible technique and intrepid playing.
Squidco Pick

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

Three astonishing concerts on 3 consecutive nights at the Ad Libitum Festival 2017 in Warsaw, Poland from British bassist Barry Guy in 3 configurations: 1st in a duo with Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez; 2nd in a trio with US pianist Marilyn Crispell and British drummer Paul Lytton; and 3rd in a double bass duo with French bassist Joelle Leandre.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $39.95      Listen          

Klezmerson: The Book Beri'ah Vol 6-Tiferet

This Mexican Klezmer groups with three percussionists, and a number of guests on this album, blends rock, jazz, and funk with Klezmer and Mexican styles, an unusual hybrid to take on the 6th Volume of John Zorn's Book Beri'ah, "Tiferet", combining flute and horns with guitar riffs as they take on Zorn's complex melodies and themes of irresistibly warm grooves.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

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

Three concerts from 2016 & 2017 of different string duos anchored by Leandre's double bass, starting at rue Victor Masse 75009 in Paris in a double bass duo with Bernard Santacruz; then a bass and cello duo at Le Triton Les Lilas, France with Gaspar Claus; and completing the set, a performances at DZIK, in Warszaw, Poland with violinist and violist Theo Ceccaldi.
     Buy      $39.95      Listen          

Leap of Faith: Charge‐Transfer Complex
(Evil Clown)

Reed player, composer and multi-instrumentalist David Peck (Aka PEK) presents a string-oriented edition of his long-running Leap of Faith ensemble, where violinist Mimi Rabson and cellist Glynis Lomon make up half of the quartet, all taking on a vast arsenal of percussive instruments, and Yuri Zbitnoff sporting a set of "shiny new drums".
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Basilisk
(Evil Clown)

Formed in 2015 by reedist and multi-instrumentalist David Peck and percussionist Yuri Zbitnov to explore chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments, using the now extended arsenal of exotic percussive instruments the collective has amassed, in a 2-part album with Mike Gruen on electric bass creating a power trio of unusual rhythmic intention.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker: Apsis

"Apsis" makes permanent this Chicago band's expansion from the trio of Dave Rempis on saxophones, Joshua Abrams on bass, and Avreeayl Ra on drums & percussion with pianist & synth player Jim Baker, first heard on "Perihelion", as the 3rd album demonstrates the power and articulate strength of all four through extended and energetic improvisations of great modern jazz.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Suspensao: Rayon Blanc
(Creative Sources)

The fourth release from the Portuguese lowercase electroacoustic ensemble Suspensao, merging viola, cello, bass clarinet, alto sax, electric guitar, piano, double bass, percussion and electronics in intensely detailed, slow moving improvisation, revealing impressive tension and suspension of time in impeccably concentrative collective conversation.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Zion80 (John Zorn): The Book Beri'ah Vol 8-HOD

Jon Madof's 10-piece Zion80 ensemble exploring the Jewish tradition through the lenses of afro-beat, funk, rock and jazz, takes on John Zorn's 8th volume of his Book Beri'ah in 9 lyrically upbeat and effusive compositions that are rhythmically exciting and charged by superb soloing, a great album of irresistible beats and euphoric melody.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          



Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen: Third
(Not On Label)

The third release from the US Southwest audio exploring duo of Steve Jansen and Jeph Jerman, expanding on their previous cassette releases with two works recorded in Cottonwood, AZ and Phoenix, AZ; curious and compelling sonic environments using unidentifiable sound sources that layer and intertwine, each building and receding enigmatically.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Jerman, Jeph: Voiced [CS w/BOOK]
(Fidgety Editions)

Originally released on cassette on the Netherlands Counter Culture Chronicles label, this expanded and revised edition of Jerman's confounding album of fragmented vocal collage along with voices, hiss, birds, snippets of radio broadcasts and other field recordings, includes a 72-page book of texts and recording information, a unique and confounding album of sound.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          



Killick: Stay-At-Home Monk [VINYL]

Varying the instrument and proportions of acoustic or electric presentation straddling the foreground/background dynamic for each track, Appalachian Trance Metal guitarist Killick presents his first vinyl LP to extend his vast CD discography; a worthy and curious album of solo guitar, acoustic and electroacoustic work that belongs in any guitar enthusiast's collection.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          



Zorn, John: Encomia

Stephen Gosling performs solo piano works by John Zorn, 3 impressionistic pieces in the tradition of Debussy and Ravel paying tribute to legendary ballet dancer Nijinsky, to author Novalis who is credited with inventing the prose poem, and 3rd century poet Nossis, and a duo for piano & violin with Chris Otto inspired by the art of Hilma af Klint and the writings of Sigmund Freud.
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Zorn, John: Nove Cantici Per Francesco D'Assisi

Inspired by the life and thought of the spiritual figure Saint Francis of Assisi, John Zorn composed these ten guitar trios as a suite to be performed during a residency at the Frick museum in New York City, with guitarists Julian Lage and Gyan Riley, heard on his previous "Midsummer Moons" album, joined by guitarist Bil Frisell; contemplative and lyrical music.
Squidco Pick

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   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #134 Fall 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Fall 2019 issue of Canada's premier music magazine covering contemporary, improvisation and experimental music, plus reviews of recordings, books, and events; this issue has articles on Ana Sokolovic, Charlie Morrow, Nadah El Shazly, Laraaji, Amy Brandon, William Kuo, Sami Blanco, Silla and Rise, Mystery & Wonder Records, including a CD with tracks from the same.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

The Squid's Ear The Squid's Ear is Squidco's companion online magazine, featuring reviews of Squidco items from independent writers.

 Recent Reviews on The Squid's Ear

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Mattin: Songbook #7 (Munster Records)

Songbook #7
(Munster Records)

Sandy Ewen & Weasel Walter: Idiomatic (ugEXPLODE)

Sandy Ewen & Weasel Walter:

Way Ahead, The (Roligheten / Alberts / Barno / Aleklint / Stahl / Hoyer / Ostvang): Bells, Ghosts and Other Saints (Clean Feed)

Way Ahead, The (Roligheten / Alberts / Barno / Aleklint / Stahl / Hoyer / Ostvang):
Bells, Ghosts and Other Saints
(Clean Feed)

 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:

Leap of Faith:
First Principles
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith:
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith:
Potential and Actual Infinities
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith Orchestra:
performs The Photon Epoch by PEK
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith Orchestra & Sub-Units:
Virtual Particles [2 CDS]
(Evil Clown)

Limbo Ensemble:
(Creative Sources)

Schwarm 13:
At Studioboerne 45
(Creative Sources)

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