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SQUIDCO Email Update, September 20, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
September 20, 2019

"The true artist feels the vibrations of what he is living around
And this has held true all through the past,
From Louis Armstrong and Lester Young up to Coltrane."
—Albert Ayler

   Creative Artists

• Jason Alder / Piotr Michalowski
• Albert Ayler Quartets
• Big Tent (Jerome Kitzke/Steve Rust/Harvey Sorgen)
• Jeb Bishop Flex Quartet
• Anthony Braxton
• Marion Brown
• Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman
• Robert Dick/Joelle Leandre/Miya Masaoka
• Chester Hawkins
• Leap of Faith
• Russ Lossing Trio
• Misha Mengelberg
• Rachel Musson/Pat Thomas/Mark Sanders
• NYUK (Nasuno/Yoshida/Uchihashi/Nasuki)
• Evan Parker/Matthew Wright/Trance Map+
• Richard Pinhas/Tatsuya Yoshida
• Christophe Rocher/Joe Fonda/Harvey Sorgen
• Matthew Shipp
• Aki Takase
• Marco von Orelli/Tommy Meier/Luca Sisera/Sheldon Suter

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Creative Sources
Evil Clown
Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics

Intangible Arts
Magaibutsu Limited
Not Two



   Jazz & Improvisation

Alder, Jason / Piotr Michalowski: Contradictions
(Creative Sources)

Dialogs on the lowest of reed instruments from the Ann Arbor, Michigan duo of Jason Alder and Piotr Michalowski, using Leblanc paperclip contrabass clarinets and Selmer rosewood contrabass and contra-alto clarinets, as they apply diverse approaches to avant improvisation of deep interaction, from active grumblings to beautiful tonal stretches.
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Ayler, Albert Quartets: Spirits To Ghosts (remastered)
(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics)

Three variations of quartet settings from iconoclastic free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, remastering and combining two Debut Records albums, "Spirits" from 1964 with Norman Howard (trumpet), Sunny Murray (drums), and alternating bass between Henry Grimes & Earle Henderson; and 1965's "Ghosts" on Debut Records with Don Cherry (trumpet), Gary Peacock (bass), and Sunny Murray.
Squidco Pick

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Big Tent (Jerome Kitzke / Steve Rust / Harvey Sorgen): I Am Waiting
(Not Two)

The New York trio of pianist Jerome Kitzke, bassist Steve Rust on electric and acoustic, and drummer/percussionist Harvey Sorgen, alternate consummately clever approaches to collective playing with Kitzke's humorously ironic and insightful reading of four poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti from his book "A Coney Island of the Mind", in honor of his 100th birthday.
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Bishop, Jeb Flex Quartet: Re-Collect
(Not Two)

A set of Jeb Bishop compositions performed at The Hungry Brain in Chicago, from the inventively lyrical quartet of Jeb Bishop (trombone), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Frank Rosaly (drums), and Jason Roebke (bass), performing music written for this same quartet at the invitation of Ken Vandermark for the Okka Festival 7 in Milwaukee; optimistic and joyful modern jazz!
Squidco Pick

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Braxton, Anthony: Dortmund (Quartet) 1976

An essential album in Braxton's catalog, this 1976 recording at the Jazzfestival "Jazz Life" in Dortmund, German with the superb quartet of Dave Holland on bass, Barry Altschul on drums & percussion, and George Lewis on trombone, in an album of post-bop avant modern jazz performing five Braxton numbered compositions; challengingly brilliant and exhilarating!
Squidco Pick

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Brown, Marion: Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered)
(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics)

Merging and remastering two essential albums from free jazz saxophonist Marion Brown: his 1966 ESP album "Marion Brown Quartet" with trumpeter Alan Shorter, bassist Reggie Johnson and percussionist Rahied Ali; and his 1967 Fontana album "Juba-Lee" in a septet with Reggie Johnson, drummer Beaver Harris, pianist Dave Burrell, trombonist Grachan Moncur III & saxophonist Bennie Maupin.
Squidco Pick

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Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman: Time Gone Out

At around 20 years of collaboration, the duo of pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and violinist Mark Feldman has redefined the dialog between European and American approaches to improvisation and composition, bridging traditional and modern approaches, here in a studio album of power and restraint, energy and fragility, discipline and freedom.
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Dick, Robert / Joelle Leandre / Miya Masaoka: Solar Wind
(Not Two)

Virtuosic collective improvisations with Robert Dick on flute, bass flute, contrabass flute, & piccolo flute, Joelle Leandre on contrabass and Miya Masaoka on koto & percussion, Dick and Leandre punctuating the conversation with their voice on 4 pieces, as the three record in the studio in NYC in 2018 for 12 succinct dialogs that balance abstraction and passionate intention.
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Leap of Faith: Nucleosynthesis
(Evil Clown)

A core trio setting for Boston's framework improvising Leap of Faith with David Peck (PEK) on clarinets, saxophone and assorted winds, Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion, and Glynis Lomon on cellos and percussion, along with "2 gongs, a ton of Tibetan bowls and bells, various orchestral castanets, various seed pod and other wood rattles, and other small things".
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Lossing, Russ Trio: Ways
(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics)

An essential part of the New York jazz scene since the mid-80s, pianist Russ Lossing's compositions employ concept and space in unique and personal ways, as heard in these 8 original works performed with his trio of long-time collaborators, double bassist Masa Kamaguchi and drummer Billy Mintz, for an album of highly evolved and lyrically sophisticated music.
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Mengelberg, Misha: Two Days In Chicago [2 CDs]

In 1998 European legendary free improvising pianist Misha Mengelberg spent two days in Chicago, recording in the studio and then live at The Velvet Lounge in a variety of settings of collective free playing and covering Monk tunes, with the support of Ken Vandermark, Fred Anderson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Hamid Drake, Ab BAars, Wilbert de Joode, &c.
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Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders: Shifa: Live at Cafe Oto [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

"Shifa", or "Healing", is the London-based trio of saxophonist Rachel Musson, pianist Pat Thomas, and drummer Mark Sanders, here in a live concert at Cafe Oto in 2018 of two collective improvisations of arching sax lines, rolling and potent drumming, powerful block chords and intricate lines, from dark to joyful moments, an intoxicating tonic for the ears.
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Parker, Evan / Matthew Wright / Trance Map+: Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf

Composed by saxophonist Evan Parker and electronic artist Matthew Right, "Trance Map" has Parker triggering interactions with samples from Wright's record collection, reshaped by live processing, here in an incredible expanded performance at Konfrontationen 2017 with Adam Linson on bass & electronics, John Coxon on turntable & electronics, and Ashley Wales on electronics.
Squidco Pick

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Rocher, Christophe / Joe Fonda / Harvey Sorgen: New Origin
(Not Two)

The trio of bassist Joe Fonda, drummer Harvey Sorgen and clarinetist Christopher Rocher in an album dedicated to reedist Perry Robinson, a heartfelt album balancing structured composition and collective work, with authoritative free playing from all three as Rocher switches between bass clarinet and b-flat, Fonda plucks and bows, and Sorgen skilfully mixes it up.
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Shipp, Matthew : Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo
(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics)

Captured live at the 2016 Jazz at the Factory Festival in Sao Paulo, this addition to New York pianist Matthew Shipp's catalog finds the masterful player presenting his own compositions like "Symbol Systems", "Gamma Ray" or "Invisible" light alongside unique takes on "Angel Eyes", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Yesterdays" and "Summertime".
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Takase, Aki: Hokusai Piano Solo

Under the inspiration of Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai, Berlin-based improvising pianist Aki Takase recorded these impressive works over two days at the Sendesaal Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, some live during an award ceremony where she was awarded The Berlin Jazz Prize, some in the studio, including a duo with pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach.
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von Orelli, Marco / Tommy Meier / Luca Sisera / Sheldon Suter: Lotus Crash
(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics)

Trumpeter Marco von Orelli's piano-less quartet with Tommy Meier on tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, Luca Sisera on double bass, and Sheldon Suter on drums is caught live at Theater am Gleis, in Winterthur, Switzerland in 2018, and at Boudoir au Revoir, the same year, performing von Orelli's compellingly clever compositions, plus one each from Adam lane and Tommy Meier.
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Hawkins, Chester: Cops Need Serial Numbers [USB mp3 & wav + pdf]
(Intangible Arts)

DC electronic explorer Chester Hawkins releases this limited edition album of 50 copies shaped in a metal bullet that unscrews to reveal a USB drive with more than 4 hours of extended forays into psychedelic electronics, synth and tabletop guitar, journeys of hard drone & abstract concrete elements, in mp3 & wav format with a pdf, housed in a handsome black case.
Squidco Pick

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NYUK (Nasuno / Yoshida / Uchihashi / Nasuki): NYUK

An extension of the Korekyojinn band of Nasuno Mitsuru, Yoshida Tatsuya, and Kido Natsuki, by adding guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa (Altered States, Ground Zero, Innocent Records), for eight intense improvisations recorded at Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo in 2013, a startling album of jaw-dropping polyrhythmic, avant rock interaction and intention; spectacular.
Squidco Pick

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Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida: Ascension
(Magaibutsu Limited)

The collaboration between Magaibutsu label leader, Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji, The World Heritage, &c) on drums, keyboards & voice, and Heldon mastermind Richard Pinhas on guitar & effects, continues with this CD of live material from their 2014 Japanese tour, extending the 2015 "Live in Japan" album, including the 8-part "Ascension".
Squidco Pick

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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.

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


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

Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Electric Telepathy, Vol. 1

Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Electric Telepathy, Vol. 1

Daniel Carter / Stelios Mihas / Irma Nejando / Federico Ughi:
Radical Invisibility [VINYL]

Chester Hawkins :
Metabolism Quartet / Nocturne For Poppy [CASSETTE]
(Zeromoon/ Intangible Arts)

Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein:
Broken Fall (VINYL)

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)

Joe McPhee / John Edwards / Klaus Kugel:
A Night In Alchemia
(Not Two)

R.A.N. (Albert Cirera / Rafal Mazur / Nicolas Field):
Five Spontaneous Ones
(Not Two)

Schwarm 13:
At Studioboerne 45
(Creative Sources)

Matthew Shipp / Mark Helias / Gordon Grdina:
Skin and Bones
(Not Two)

Sturge Anthony & McKenzie II, Donald (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon Reid, CX Kidtronik):
Silenced [VINYL]


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