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SQUIDCO Email Update + Ambiances Magnetiques 25% Sale, September 27, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
September 27, 2019

"Why improvise?
Music is time based and sequential, it has that much in common with life itself;
To seek to 'fix' music in a permanent form, the opus number,
Is to deny time's arrow."
—Evan Parker

   Creative Artists

• BBC Trio (Gorka Benitez / Guillermo Celano / Marcos Baggiani)
• Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putman/Hilliard Greene/Federico Ughi
• Daniel Carter/Stelios Mihas/Irma Nejando/Federico Ughi
• London Experimental Ensemble
• Joe McPhee/John Edwards/Klaus Kugel
• Metal Chaos Ensemble
• Joe Morris/Evan Parker
• Parker/Trzaska/Edwards/Sanders
• Evan Parker/Lotte Anker/Torben Snekkestad
• The Quintet (Neumann/Andresen/Opsvik/Gutvik/Nilssen-Love)
• R.A.N. (Albert Cirera/Rafal Mazur/Nicolas Field)
• Schwarm 13
• Matthew Shipp/Mark Helias/Gordon Grdina
• SLD Trio (Shocron/Lamonega/Diaz)
• Donald Sturge Anthony & McKenzie II
   (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon Reid, CX Kidtronik)
• Surplus 1980
• Susan Alcorn/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark
• Ken Vandermark (w/ Lytton/Mori/Davis/Parker/Drake)

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Audiographic Records
Creative Sources
Dephine Knormal Musik

Evil Clown
Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Not Two
Split Rock Records




Ambiances Magnetiques 25% Sale

With more than 250 releases since the 1990's, Montreal, Canada's collective label Ambiances Magnetiques is a genre-merging pinnacle of creative improvisation, contemporary compositional, and indescribably fascinating hybrids of jazz, rock, and conceptual music. Artists like Joane Hétu, Jean Derome, René Lussier, Tim Brady, Martin Tétrault, Pierre LePage, Danielle Roger, Bernard Falaise, Michel F Côté, and many more have released incredible music through the label, in collaborations with musicians like John Butcher, Joëlle Léandre, Fred Frith, Paul Dutton, &c. &c. Their catalog is impressive, and essential to listeners of modern improvisational forms.

This weekend we're offering 25% off all in-stock albums on the Ambiances Magnetiques label, in a selection of 179 albums. Take a close look at the titles in this sale, but hurry! Many items are limited, and this sale ends Sunday, September 29 at midnight!

Click Here to see the list of Ambiances Magnetiques 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, September 29, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. While quantities last.

   Jazz & Improvisation

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

The Barcelona trio of Gorka Benitez on tenor saxophone & flute, Guillermo Celano on electric guitar, and Marcos Baggiani on drums, play a lyrical and bluesy brand of instrumental rock music which they describe as an eclectic approach to rock emphasizing pure energy and fun, in nine upbeat and groove-oriented tunes of tight and enthusiastic playing.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter's Telepathic Band with Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (keyboards), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) present their first volume of "psych-jazz", in actively mesmerizing music that explores the border between the "default world" and the "dream world", a meditation on electricity through profound playing.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Viny edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

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

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      $19.95      Listen          

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

The working trio of New York trumpeter & saxophonist Joe McPhee, London double bassist John Edwards, and German drummer Klaus Kugel, actively touring through Europe since 2017, are heard live at Alchemia in Krakow, Poland in 2018, for four monumental examples of free improvisation in superlative playing with intense rhythmic interaction and deeply expressive soloing.
Squidco Pick

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Metal Chaos Ensemble: Beyond the Holy Mountain
(Evil Clown)

With a core of Leap of Faith members (David Peck, Glynis Lomon & Yuri Zbitnov) along with trumpet, bass, computer & electronics, Moog, and analog synth, this rendering of Boston's far-ranging collective, using David Peck's framework compositions and arsenal of instruments, takes their listeners through controlled cosmic chaos with recitation and electronic companionship; wild!
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Morris, Joe / Evan Parker: The Village
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Two innovators and masters of free improvisation meet in New York City's Greenwich House--NY guitarist Joe Morris and London saxophonist Evan Parker on soprano and tenor--to record these two extended improvisations of rapid parallel and intertwining dialog, both taking a non-frenetic approach to intensely virtuosic skill on their instrument; fascinating.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Parker / Trzaska / Edwards / Sanders: City Fall [2 CDs]
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Part of Evan Parker's 70th birthday in 2014, this album captures the super-charged quartet of Evan Parker on tenor saxophone, Mikolaj Trzaska on alto sax, bass clarinet, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on drums, in two sets for two extended improvisations of both power playing and powerful communication, along with one shorter final statement.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Parker, Evan / Lotte Anker / Torben Snekkestad: Inference
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Three saxophonists -- Evan Parker, Lotte Anker, and Torben Snekkestad -- all on soprano sax plus Anker on tenor and Snekkestad on trumpet, in a primarily reed trio performing live in in Copenhagen, Denmark at KoncertKirken Blagards Plads, in two highly interactive improvisations that explore harmonic interaction, interference, and tonal intersections.
Squidco Pick

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Quintet, The (Neumann / Andresen / Opsvik / Gutvik / Nilssen-Love): Events 1998-1999 [5 CDs]

A 5 CD box set that tells the story of The Quintet, which brought two of the most important proponents of Norwegian free jazz in the 60s and 70s--saxophonist Carl Magnus Neumann and bassist Bjornar Andresen--together with younger generation drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, bassist Eivind Opsvik, and guitarist Ketil Gutvik, reissuing their 1999 album and adding 4 studio and live sessions.
     Buy      $54.95      Listen          

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

The UK/Europe trio of Albert Cirera on saxophones, Rafal Mazur on bass guitar, and Nicolas Field on drums, in five ordinal improvisations recorded at Alchemia Club in 2018, for a concert of vigorously assertive playing and seething interactive layers, laying back at times to build their progressions, ending the concert with an explorative "Fifth" improvisation.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Schwarm 13: At Studioboerne45
(Creative Sources)

Schwarm, or "Swarm", 13 is a German ensemble performing instant compositions, directed by clarinetist Rudi Debrunner and saxophonist Max Stehle, who also provides conceptions for the band, which is comprised of reeds, guitar, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, double bass, and voice, presenting (appropriately) 13 improvisations captured live at Studioboerne45.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Recording two days after their concert in British Columbia, BC at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art's Skin And Bones Music Series, the trio of pianist Matthew Shipp, guitarist Gordon Grdina and bassist Mark Helias captured these collective improvisations at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver BC, titling their album after their well-received concert.
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SLD Trio (Shocron / Lamonega / Diaz): El Contorno del Espacio
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

The third SLD Trio album from the Argentinian free improvising band with a strong NY presence of pianist Paula Shoctron (also narrating on "Transformacion"), bassist German Lamonega, and Pablo Diaz, in ten diverse and confident recordings, performing compositions from each musicians one collective improvisation, and Duke Ellington's "Melancholia".
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

A six track album from drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II written about the abuse of force from those charged to protect us, in a series of duos with amazing performances from guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Arnold Lee, bassist Melvin Gibbs, bassist Dave Hofstra, guitarist Vernon Reid, and drummer/keyboardist CX KIDTRONIX; disturbing and important work.
Squidco Pick

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Susan Alcorn / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream
(Astral Spirits)

An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.
Squidco Pick

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Vandermark, Ken (w/ Lytton / Mori / Davis / Parker / Drake): Momentum 4: Consequent Duos 2015>2019 [5-CD BOX]
(Audiographic Records)

A limited box set collecting duo recordings featuring Ken Vandermark in collaboration with internationally and acclaimed musicians -- Kris Davis, Hamid Drake, Paul Lytton, Ikue Mori, and William Parker -- documented on 5 CDs that were recorded during performances at Vandermark's 2nd Stone residency in NYC, January 2018, and at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $49.95      Listen          



London Experimental Ensemble: Child Ballads [VINYL]
(Split Rock Records)

Drawn from 305 traditional ballads from England and Scotland alongside their American variants, anthologised by Francis James Child during the second half of the nineteenth century, are here sung by Ed Pettersen in the fascinating intersection of traditional lyrics and experimental interpretations of melodies, performed by the 11-piece London Experimental Ensemble.
Squidco Pick

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Surplus 1980: Pigeon Obstacle Course
(Dephine Knormal Musik)

Created out of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and drummer/percussionist Moe Staiano's Mute Socialite, this 7-piece improvising rock band turns rock on it's side in mostly instrumental, energetically complex and twisted rock pieces with acerbic social narrative, the band employing three drummers, bass & two guitars, piano and trumpet from Darren Johnston.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $10.95      Listen          

Surplus 1980: Pigeon Obstacle Course [VINYL + 7'']
(Dephine Knormal Musik)

Vinyl LP plus bonus 7" edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

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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.


Berman / Lytton / Roebke:
Trio Discrepancies [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

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

Zlatko Kaucic Quintet:
Morning Patches
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein:
Broken Fall (VINYL)

Large Unit:
Rio Fun [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)


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