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SQUIDCO Email Update + 25% Sale, November 8, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 8, 2019

"If you're really improvising, of course there's an element of danger.
If you don't feel some kind of danger when you're playing,
I don't think you're really there with the other musicians or the audience."
—Michael Attias

   Creative Artists

• Michael Attias
• Nick Dunston
• Werner Durand
• Colin Fisher Quartet
• Satoko Fujii/Joe Fonda
• Koenjihyakkei
• Ramon Lopez/Mark Feldman
• Metal Chaos Ensemble
• Nealand/Marquette/Hatwich/Thibodeaux
• Jessica Pavone String Ensemble
• PEK Solo
• Frank Rosaly
    (w/ Blonk/Boye/Farha/Pfiffner/Bishop/Broste/
• Masahiko Satoh/Otomo Yoshihide/Roger Turner
• Elliott Sharp/Sergio Sorrentino
• Sound of the Mountain w/ Tetuzi Akiyama/Toshimaru Nakamura
• String Theory
• Fred Van Hove
• Nate Wooley

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Birdwatcher Records
Dropa Disc
Evil Clown

Long Song Records
Mystery & Wonder
Out Of Your Head Records
Relative Pitch
Skin Graft



Squidco 20% Sale

This weekend, from Friday, November 8th through Sunday, November 10th, we're offering 25% off a list of more than 300 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, which includes a number of release from 2018 never before on sale!

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, November 10, 2019 at 23:59 EST, GMT-5.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Attias, Michael : Echos La Nuit
(Out Of Your Head Records)

A beautiful solo set of 12 improvisations, Michael Attias performing on alto sax with his left hand and piano with his right, captured in the natural reverberation of La Maison en Bois in Abeville-La-Riviere, France; surprisingly his 1st solo album, developed over 12 years yet played in under an hour with no retakes, a wonderful nuanced reflection in tone, melody & color.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Dunston, Nick: Atlantic Extraction
(Out Of Your Head Records)

Brooklyn-based composer, bassist, and writer Nick Dunston in his debut album, blending jazz, contemporary, chamber and avant forms, in a uniquely voiced quintet with Louna Dekker on Vargas on flutes & piccolo, Ledah Finck on violin & viola, Tal Yahalom on guitar, and Stephen Boegehold on drums, in a sophisticated album of concisely fascinating compositions.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight
(Astral Spirits)

Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Cassette + Download edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda: Four
(Long Song Records)

Their aptly titled "Fourth" album since they first performed together in 2015, Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and NY bassist and flutist Joe Fonda have toured and developed an intuitive, almost telepathic, relationship--naturally melodic, intelligent yet emotional-- heard here in two concerts in Japan, with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura joining as a guest on two pieces.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Lopez, Ramon / Mark Feldman: Trappist-1
(Relative Pitch)

NY violinist Mark Feldman, an intensely active musician in improvisation and contemporary composition, and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez, active with an impressive list of jazz masters including Barry Guy and The Turbine!, join together in the studio for the seven-part improvisation "Trappist-1", a virtuosic intertwining from introspective to exuberantly energetic.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Proteus IV
(Evil Clown)

The Boston-are duo of reedist PEK and percussionsit Yuri Zbitnov cover a wide range of sonorities, always with the presence of Gongs, chimes, glockenspiel, Tibetan Bowls and many other metallic sounds and the horns of PEK, here in a sci-fi epic, with Eric Woods on modular synth and Englephone, Mike Gruen on bass, and Joel Simches with real-time signal processing.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

PEK Solo: Closed & Open Universes [2 CDS]
(Evil Clown)

Evil Clown mastermind David Peck (PEK) in a double album of solo work, first solo acoustic, then in a long work accompanied by his own prepared mixes, using clarinets, saxophones, English horn, goat horn, tarota, bamboo, Chistmas & alto flutes, slide whistles, sheng, Melodica, Akai Wind controller, moog subsequent, gongs, brontosaurus & tank bells, Englephone, and delay.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Rosaly, Frank (w/ Blonk / Boye / Farha / Pfiffner / Bishop / Broste / McBride / Diaz / Fernandez / Guerra / Rodriguez): Todos de Pie!

Examining the music of Puerto Rico through a very personal relationship, drummer Frank Rosaly assembled a group of percussionists along with trombonists Jeb Bishop & Nick Broste, bassist Nate McBride, pianist Ben Boye wind player Cameron Pfiffner, and Dutch avant-free vocalist Jaap Blonk, all using electronics and voice as they push the boundary of genre and concept.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Satoh, Masahiko / Otomo Yoshihide / Roger Turner: Sea
(Relative Pitch)

After their Doubtmusic CD "Live at Hall Egg Farm", capturing the trio of Masahiko Satoh on piano, Otomo Yoshihide on electric guitar & whistle, and Roger Turner on drums & percussion in Fukaya City, this new chapter in the trio's activities finds them live at Shinjuku Pit Inn, in Tokyo the following year, for two energetically active and captivating conversations.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla'

'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Sound of the Mountain w/ Tetuzi Akiyama / Toshimaru Nakamura: amplified clarinet and trumpet, guitars, nimb
(Mystery & Wonder)

Sound of the Mountain is an independent label led by Montreal-area improvisers Elizabeth Millar (clarinet) and Craig Pedersen (trumpet), who traveled to Tokyo in 2017 for several concerts and this spectacular and unique recording session at GOK studio in Kichijoji with ea-improvisers Tetuzi Akiyama (guitar) and Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixing board).
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

String Theory: 3 of 9 Dimensions
(Evil Clown)

String Theory is the extended string section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, with David Peck (PEK) on reeds, Glynis Lomon on cello, and in this performance at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA, joined by violinist Elinor Speirs and pianist Eric Zinman, the latter also playing inside the piano with mallets, while Peck and Glynis add cymbals and wood & metal instruments.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Van Hove, Fred: At 80 [3 CDs / 80 page book]
(Dropa Disc)

Celebrating the 80th birthday of pioneering Belgian pianist Fred Van Hove, a member of Machine Gun and a frequent partner of Peter Brotzmann and Han Bennink, in a hardbound book of photos and essay, with 3 CDs: the 1st a trio with Evan Parker and Hamid Drake at deSingel in Antwerp; the 2nd a solo piano concert at NONA; and the 3rd a solo organ concert at BOZAR; magnificent.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $79.95      Listen          

Wooley, Nate: Battle Pieces 4
(Relative Pitch)

"Battle Pieces" uses trumpeter Nate Wooley's "social music" system, where each piece is constructed for a soloist who improvises with no score while the remaining player choose at will from over 75 compositions over which the soloist must find their path; here at Roulette in NYC with Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ingrid Laubrock, & Matt Moran.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Koenjihyakkei: Angherr Shisspa Revisited
(Skin Graft)

A new edition of Koenjihyakkei's landmark fourth album, blending progressive rock, jazz fusion, symphonic rock and neoclassicism with the energy of hardcore punk, the volume of metal and the attitude of Rock In Opposition, from Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, Sakamoto Kengo on bass, Kanazawa Miyako on keyboards Yamamoto Kyoko on voice, and Komori Keiko on reeds.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Koenjihyakkei: Angherr Shisspa Revisited [VINYL]
(Skin Graft)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          



Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Pavone, Jessica String Ensemble: Brick and Mortar
(Birdwatcher Records)

After six years of composing primarily for solo viola, NY violist and violinist Jessica Pavone formed the J. Pavone String Ensemble as an extension of the sonic discoveries of her solo music, exploring tactile experience that expand on the themes of her solo work while also integrating a deeper understanding of the effects sound has on the listener.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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.


Cristian Alvear / Tim Olive:
(845 Audio)

Bonne Humeur Provisoire:
Marek [VINYL]

Day & Taxi:

Elizabeth Millar / Tim Olive / Craig Pedersen:
Charm Point
(845 Audio)

Tatsuya Nakatani :
Rock Garden Extended [CASSETTE]

Matthew Shipp / Nate Wooley:
What If?

Matthew Shipp String Trio (w/ Mat Maneri / William Parker):
Symbolic Reality

Toys'R Noise:
Manivole [VINYL]


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