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SQUIDCO Email Update, October 11, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
October 11, 2019

"Invest yourself in everything you do.
There's fun in being serious."
—John Coltrane

   Creative Artists

• Arthurs / Khroustaliov / Sartorious
• Brotzmann/Schlippenbach/Bennink
• Chris Burn/Philip Thomas
• Zack Clarke Trio (w/ Kim/Cass/Dre Hocevar)
• Ted Daniel with Henry Grimes/Michael Marcus
• Max Eastley/Fergus Kelly/Mark Wastell
• Harris Eisenstadt (w/ Wooley/Hawkins/Niggenkemper)
• Gabriel Ferrandini (w/ Faustino/Sousa)
• Keiji Haino/Jim O'Rourke/Oren Ambarchi
• Keiji Haino/Sumac
• Kodian Trio
• Konstrukt + Ken Vandermark
• Leap of Faith Orchestra & Sub-Units
• Joao Lencastre's Communion 3 (w/ Sacks/Opsvik)
• Oddly Imploded (Gregoretti/Argenziano)
• Bill Orcutt
• Maja Ratkje S.K.
• Eve Risser
• Spirit in Spirit (Lencastre/Van der Weide/Govaert)
• Threnody (Berthling/Kuchen/Noble)

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Black Truffle
Clean Feed
Evil Clown
Karl Records

Rune Grammofon
Trost Records
Ujamaa Records



   Jazz & Improvisation

Arthurs / Khroustaliov / Sartorious: Hangkerum
(Clean Feed)

An album of alien soundscape and un-anticipatable rhythm with seductive brass sonority floating above, from the Swiss trio of trumpeter Tom Arthurs, Isambard Khroustaliov on electronics, and Julian Sartorious on drums & percussion, contrasting complex and strangely aberrant sonic and rhythmic environments with lyrically virtuosic trumpet work.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Brotzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink: Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule 2018
(Trost Records)

50 years after saxophonist Peter Brotzmann's Octet recorded the legendary "Machine Gun" album, the trio of Berlin pianist, composer Alexander von Schlippenbach and Dutch percussionist Han Bennink commemorated the album at Lila Eule in Bremen, the concert heard here so successful that the trio decided to release the album and continue on as a working trio.
Squidco Pick

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Clarke, Zack Trio (w/ Kim / Cass / Dre Hocevar): Vertical Shores
(Clean Feed)

A lyrical album of original compositions from New York pianist Zack Clarke, in an acoustic jazz piano trio with double bassist Kim Cass and drummer Dre Hocevar, recording in the Systems Two studio in Brooklyn for nine pieces of both optimistic and mercurial temperament, a great example mixing virtuosic form and perceptive communication in a classic configuration.
Squidco Pick

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Daniel, Ted with Henry Grimes / Michael Marcus: Duology [VINYL]
(Ujamaa Records)

Legendary New York trumpeter Ted Daniel, whose skills were honed in the 70s Loft Scene, in his 4th Duology album with the trio of Michael Marcus on clarinets and Henry Grimes on bass and violin, the leader also performing on French hunting horn, an album of varied mood and intensity that sits firmly in the free jazz legacy of daring harmonies and melodies.
     Buy      $20.95          

Eastley, Max / Fergus Kelly / Mark Wastell: The Map Is Not The Territory

The 8th release on Confront's Core series of factory-pressed CDs brings together improvisers Max Eastley, Fergus Kelly and Mark Wastell, employing electroacoustic devices, invented instruments, metal percussion, a piano frame and tam tam to create a rich and mysterious sound world, darkly hopeful emanations in a nighttime traversal across unknown lands.
Squidco Pick

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Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Wooley / Hawkins / Niggenkemper): Canada Day Quartet Live
(Clean Feed)

While staying in the village Poschiavo in Switzerland at the Uncool Artist Residency program with his wife and son, drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt composed more than 50 single-line, three-system unison compositions and multi-voice tunes, flexible to be arranged for any size group, as heard in this all-star quartet configuration of his Canada Day ensemble.
Squidco Pick

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Ferrandini, Gabriel (w/ Faustino / Sousa): Volupias [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)

Turning to one third of his more familiar Red Trio setting, percussionist/drummer Gabriel Ferrandini enlists bassist Hernani Faustino and tenor saxophonist Pedro Sousa (Sousa/Berthling/Ferrandini, PeterGabriel Duo) to perform 9 Ferrandini compositions named after streets in Lisbon leading from Ferrandini's house to his studio and then to ZDB.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Kodian Trio: III
(Trost Records)

Recorded during their 2018 European tour, the 3rd album from the Kodian Trio of Andrew Lisle on drums, Dirk Serries on guitar, and Colin Webster on alto saxophone, is influenced by their active traveling and performing, evoking those experiences in inventive free jazz with experimental intention, from the boisterously energetic to the introspectively reflective.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Konstrukt + Ken Vandermark: Kozmik Bazaar [VINYL]

In November 2018, the groove-oriented Turkish electric improvising quartet Konstrukt of saxophonist & electronic artist Korhan Futaci, guitarist Umut Caglar, double bassist Apostolos Sideris, and drummer Berkan Tilavel, met with Chicago multi-reedist Ken Vandermark in Instanbul, recording these improvisation, a mix of muscular playing and psychedelic interaction.
     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

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

An octet version of the Boston improvising ensemble Leap of faith Orchestra, in a 3-part work using composer and multi-reedist, multi-instrumentalist David Pecks' timed segments, guiding the musicians through the piece while keeping the performance exuberantly controlled and intensely focused, finding unusual paths for creative statement.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Lencastre's, Joao Communion 3 (w/ Sacks / Opsvik): Song(s) Of Hope
(Clean Feed)

The 2nd release on Clean Feed by drummer Joao Lencastre's Communion, a shape-shifting ensemble here configured with 2 New York improvisers from Lencastre's associations over 15 years in NYC--pianist Jakob Sacks and bassist Eivind Opsvik--for 10 studio recordings which include the 4-part "Magnetic Frequency", blurring lyrical avant jazz and chamber forms; beautiful.
Squidco Pick

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Ratkje, Maja S.K.: Sult [VINYL _ CD]
(Rune Grammofon)

Starting with a pipe organ, adding metal tubes, PVC tubes, a wind machine, guitar strings, a bass string, a resin thread, metal and glass percussion, and a bow, Maja SK Ratjke developed this unusual instrument for a live performance in Jo Stromgren's ballet "Sult" ("Hunger"), taking the instrument to the studio for this extraordinarily interesting album of keys and song.
Squidco Pick

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Risser, Eve: Apres Un Reve
(Clean Feed)

A remarkably varied and unique approach to prepared piano that French pianist Eve Risser refers to as "piano droit", heard in her performance at FGO Barbara, in Paris on an upright piano, chosen for its specific mechanical qualities that allow Risser to generate a surprising amount of rhythmic variety, as she performs a single work mixing composed and improvised elements.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Spirit in Spirit (Lencastre / Van der Weide / Govaert): Live at Zaal 100

A free jazz project from the trio of Portuguese alto saxophonist Jose Lencastre, French double bassist Raoul Van der Weide, and Dutch drummer Onno Govaert, performing at Amsterdam's Zaal 100 in 2018 for a concert of collective improvisation, intelligent discourse of coherently creative progressions and energetic but never overblown playing; exemplary.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Threnody (Berthling / Kuchen / Noble): A Paradigm Of Suspicion
(Trost Records)

Previously a trio under their own names releasing the album "Threnody", the grouping of saxophonist Martin Kuchen (Angles), Johan Berthling (Fire!, Angles) and Steve Noble (St. Francis Duo, SFQ) now take the name Threnody as they burn through four extended improvisations of quickly shifting rhythm and dynamic and intensity; a remarkably passionate album.
Squidco Pick

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Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: In the past only geniuses were capable of staging the perfect crime (also known as a revolution) Today anybody can accomplish their aims...
(Black Truffle)

The ninth album from the enduring trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi, recorded in 2015 at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe, with both Ambarchi and O'Rourke performing on drums and percussion, O'Rourke also using a Hammond Organ and Ambarchi on flute, while Haino asserts himself on guitar, electronics and voice, in 2 groove-based pieces and 2 side-long epics.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Oddly Imploded (Gregoretti / Argenziano): They Just Sit About

Italian sonic explorer Francesco Gregoretti uses his drumkit like a lead instrument, amplifying and modifying its sound through effects, as he pursues his varied "Imploded" bands (Strongly Imploded, Grizzly Imploded) fueled by the mathematics of Chaos Theory, here with guitarist Maurizio Argenziano in an album of dense sound, from near-minimal to highly interactive.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          



Haino, Keiji / Sumac: Even for just the briefest moment Keep charging this "expiation" [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Trost Records)

The second collaboration between the American avant-metal rock trio Sumac of guitarist Aaron Turner, drummer Nick Yacyshyn and bassist Brian Cook and Japanese legendary guitarist and vocalist Keiji Haino finds the quartet settling down from their first blast of an album, here slowly building their heavy feedback-drenched, ponderous and epic music.
     Buy      $32.95      Listen          

Orcutt, Bill: Odds Against Tomorrow

After his recent work interpreting the American Songbook, guitarist Bill Orcutt returns to his own compositions in an album cleanly recorded through a Fender Twin in Orcutt's living room, with three pieces multi-tracked, the rest simply pure Orcutt, reflecting beautiful blues-tinged lyricism, jarring interwining of notes, and impressive passages of superb virtuosity.
Squidco Pick

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Orcutt, Bill: Odds Against Tomorrow [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
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.


Brain Dead Ensemble (Eldridge / Kiefer / Polymeneas / Magnusson):

CARTOON (Biscoe / Pope / Turner):
Change of Meaning

Phil Gibbs / Neil Metcalfe / Adrian Northover / Marcello Magliocchi:
The Visitors

Hymn (Dowding / Hallett / Ross):
Silence, Then Birds

Monash Art Ensemble (Grabowsky / Neal / Ford / Hannaford Williamson / Evans / Hope):
Here Now Hear [2 CDs]

Joe Morris :
Instantiation: Paradoxical
(Glacial Erratic)

Tatsuya Nakatani :
Rock Garden Extended

Udo Schindler / Eric Zwang Eriksson:
Poetry?? Ein Wurfelwurf

Speak Easy (Wassermann / Minton / Lehn / Blume):
@ Konfrontationen

Spirit in Spirit (Lencastre / Van der Weide / Govaert):
Live at Zaal 100


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