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SQUIDCO Email Update, December 13, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
December 12, 2019

Jazz isn't a style to me.
It's much broader than that.
It's an art form which means it encompasses many, many different styles,
Many, many different sets of ideals
And it's a living thing.
—Ken Vandermark

   Creative Artists

• Akiyama / Field / Vidic
• Karl Berger/Jason Kao Hwang
• Peter Brotzmann
• Steve Dalachinsky/The Snobs
• Anil Eraslan/Antonis Anissegos
• The Flying Luttenbachers
• Formanex w/ AMM/Christian Wolff/Keith Rowe/Ralf Wehowsky/
   John Tilbury/Phill Niblock/ONsemble/Seth Cluett/
   Radu Malfatti/Michael Pisaro/Julien Ottavi/Kasper T. Toeplitz
• Satoko Fujii / rchestra New York
• Amirtha Kidambi/Lea Bertucci
• KVL (Kirchner/Van Duerm/Lux/Branch)
• Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Quebec
• Mr. Stonecipher/Joshua Marquez
• Radical Empathy Trio
• Takahashi/Rodrigues/Rodrigues/Lin
• Pat Thomas/Dominic Lash/Tony Orrell
• Ken Vandermark w/ Butcher/Drake/Kessler/McPhee/Mori/
• Variable Geometry Orchestra
• Mars Williams Presents An Ayler Xmas V3

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

910 Noise
Astral Spirits
Bam Balam Records
Creative Sources

Mikroton Recordings
Not Two
Tour de Bras
Trost Records
True Sound Recordings



   Jazz & Improvisation

Akiyama / Field / Vidic: Interpersonal Subjectivities
(Astral Spirits)

The Field/Vidic duo of Slovenian saxophonist based in Switzerland Gregor Vidic and London born drummer Niclas Field is expanded with Japanese free improvising guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, recording at Gok Sound in Tokyo in 2017 for three exceptional and suspenseful and electroacoustic improvisations, merging melodic and abstract approaches in uniquely detailed ways.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Akiyama / Field / Vidic: Interpersonal Subjectivities [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Cassette version of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Berger, Karl / Jason Kao Hwang: Conjure
(True Sound Recordings)

Subtle, beautiful, haunting, masterful and delicately commanding, the duo of pianist and vibraphonist Karl Berger and Jason Kao Hwang on violin and viola recorded these 8 dialogs in Berger's Woodstock studio, their familiarity from Hwang's participation in Berger's Creative Music Orchestra summoning lyrical and sensitive music, finding profundity in restraint.
Squidco Pick

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Brotzmann, Peter: I Surrender Dear
(Trost Records)

Iconoclastic legend of the European Free Jazz movement, saxophonist Peter Brotzmann surprises with a (mostly) lyrical album of jazz standards (and some of his own compositions), interpreting pieces by Harry Barris/Gordon Clifford, Sigmund Romberg/Oscar Hammerstein II, Herbie Nichols, Dizzy Gillespie, George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin, and Sonny Rollins.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Brotzmann, Peter: Solo - I Surrender Dear [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Eraslan, Anil / Antonis Anissegos : Dark Matters
(Creative Sources)

Originally meeting in 2015 at a music festival, the Berlin-based duo of pianist Antonis Anissegos and cellist Anil Eraslan worked together in different ensembles, and formally declared their duo project in 2018, this their first album, a superb set of both spirited and contemplative dialogs, intricate yet clearly unfolding interaction of masterful skill.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Imminent Death

The ever-shifting lineup of jazz/no-wave/avant/aberrant improvisers The Flying Luttenbachers, anchored by drummer Weasel Walters, brings multi-reedist Matt Nelson, two guitarists (Brandon Seabrook & Henry Kaiser), bassist Tim Dahl and Brad Laner on synth for an aggressively informed and excitingly unpredictable album of superb playing and possibly bad intention; recommended!
Squidco Pick

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Fujii, Satoko / Orchestra New York: Entity

Satoko Fujii leads her 13-piece big band through 5 thrilling and insightful compositions with a who's-who of NY improvisation: Nels Cline (guitar), Ches Smith (drums), Joe Fiedler & Curt Hasselbring (drums), Oscar Noriega, Ellery Eskelin, Briggan Krauss, Andy Laster & Tony Malaby (sax), Herb Robertson, Natsuki Tamura & Dave Ballou (trumpet) & bassist Stomu Takeishi; wow!
Squidco Pick

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KVL (Kirchner / Van Duerm / Lux / Branch): Volume 1 [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

The first of many projected volumes from the Chicago trio of Quin Kirchner on drums, percussion, sampler & electronics, Daniel Van Duerm on electric piano, organ, mellotron & electronics, and Matthew Lux on bass & electronics, with guest Jaimie Branch on trumpet, presenting three extended improvisations that maintain peaceful contemplation in captivating grooves.
Squidco Pick

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Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Quebec : Musique-Politique Anthologie 1971/1974 [4 CDS]
(Tour de Bras)

Le Quatuor de Jazz Libre Du Quebec was a collective of jazz musicians in the 1960s & 70s, bringing together free jazz musicians in Quebec who rejected commercialism while exploring modern improvisation, performers including Tristan Honsinger, Jean Martineau, Yves Charbonneau, Jean Prefontaine, &c, documented here in a 4-CD set with a 24 page book of images & text in French.
     Buy      $64.95      Listen          

Radical Empathy Trio: Reality and Other Imaginary Places [VINYL]

Recorded during Thollem's 2017 residency at Brooklyn's multi-discipline center Pioneer Works, the trio of Nels Cline on electric guitar and Michael Wimberly on drums apply treatments, alterations and processes to acoustic-electro improv, their unusual approach often inviting the listener to discover organization under a wonderful commotion of sound.
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Takahashi, Marie / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hui-Chun Lin : Double X Double
(Creative Sources)

A string quartet of doubled cello and viola, recording in the studio in Berlin in 2018, as free improving innovators, Creative Sources cellist and violist Guilherme Rodrigues and Ernesto Rodrigues, meet contemporary compositional and improvising cellist and violist Hui-Chu Lin and Marie Takahashi, their complementary approaches bringing unique voices to a captivating encounter.
Squidco Pick

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Thomas, Pat / Dominic Lash / Tony Orrell: BleySchool [VINYL]

Referencing the deceptively simple and memorable melodies of pianist Paul Bley, the trio of Pat Thomas on piano, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Tony Orrell on drums & percussion pay homage to the late pianist through his own work, plus compositions from Cara Bley, Ornette Coleman, Duke Ellington, and one collective improvisation; a sensitive and lyrical modern jazz album.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury / Wooley: Unexpected Alchemy [7-CD BOX]
(Not Two)

Recorded during Ken Vandermark's residency titled "The Unexpectable", in Krakow in 2017 at Klub Alchemia, plus concerts at Hevre and Black Box in Germany, with duos, trios and quartets in a variety of configurations with artists including Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ikue Mori, John Butcher, Kent Kessler, Steve Noble, Mette Rasmussen, Eddie Prevost, Joe McPhee &c.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $79.95      Listen          

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Mare Tranquillitatis
(Creative Sources)

A dynamic and exciting concert captured during the 2018 CreativeFest XII of a conduction by Ernesto Rodrigues leading an ensemble of 28 free improvisors performing on a mix of traditional acoustic & modern electronic instruments, plus a toy piano, with powerful wind & string sections, as Rodrigues directs the musicians into both passionate and peaceful sections.
Squidco Pick

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Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Volume 3 Live in Krakow
(Not Two)

The 3rd volume of saxophonist Mars Williams' Albert Ayler-infused holiday records, bring free jazz to the holidays in a unique holiday mash-up of songs with titles like "Noel Omega - Twas The Night Before The Frosty Island Harvest Xmas", in a quintet with Jaimie Branch (trumpet), Knox Chandler (electric guitar), Mark Tokar (bass) and Klaus Kugel (drums).
Squidco Pick

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Formanex w/ AMM / Christian Wolff / Keith Rowe / Ralf Wehowsky / John Tilbury / Phill Niblock / ONsemble / Seth Cluett / Radu Malfatti / Michael Pisaro / Julien Ottavi / Kasper T. Toeplitz : 20 Years Of Experimental Music [10 CDS]
(Mikroton Recordings)

Their first release in 2000 performing Cornelius Cardew's "Treatise", for 20 years the Formanex quartet of sound artists, conceptualists and experimenters Anthony Taillard, Christophe Havard, Emmanuel Leduc, and Julien Ottavi are heard here in collaborations with Keith Rowe, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Ralf Wehowsky, Seth Cluett, Michael Pisaro, Radu Malfatti, &c.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $99.95      Listen          

Kidambi, Amirtha / Lea Bertucci: Phase Eclipse [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

A wonderfully unique and idiosyncratic album of voice and electronics from the duo of Amirtha Kidambi and Lea Bertucci, in active and surprising pieces using word-less vocal expresion and abstract utterance, altered live by electronics as the two interact in complement and confluence; the final piece was captured live at NYC's The Kitchen.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Mr. Stonecipher / Joshua Marquez: Faux [CASSETTE]
(910 Noise)

A split cassette between Wilmington sound artists Joshua Marquez, a Filipino-American composer, guitarist, and activist who explores the liminal space between tone and noise; and Mr. Stonecipher, aka Ryan L Lewis IV, a sound artist and filmmaker who works with dramatic sound and feedback of a cinematic quality, often employing unusual objects as source.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          



Dalachinsky, Steve / The Snobs: Massive Liquidity
(Bam Balam Records)

Late NY poet and writer Steve Dalachinsky met with the French electro-rock duo The Snobs of Mad Rabbit and Duck Feeling in Paris in the winter of 2011, recording vocals that Rabbit & Feeling then edited and set to experimental music using guitar, bass, sitar, electronic organ, percussion, effects &c. creating effective settings for Dalachinsky's profound and fascinating words.
Squidco Pick

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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.


Ig Henneman / Jaimie Branch / Anne La Berge:
Dropping Stuff And Other Folk Songs
(Relative Pitch)

Guro Johansen Gravem / Sergio Castrillon:
Ekelyveien 10
(Creative Sources)

Etienne Nillesen / Nicola Hein / Magda Mayas / Eve Risser / Marta Warelis:
Piano Trialogues
(Creative Sources)

Tomeka Reid / Kyoko Kitamura / Tyler Ho Bynum / Joe Morris:
Geometry Of Distance
(Relative Pitch)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Denis Sorokin / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Loneliness In Saint-Petersburg
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Olaf Rupp / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Man Is Wolf To Man
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Yu Lin Humm / Philippe Trovao / Pedro Frazao / Andre Hencleeday / Ryoko Imai :
(Creative Sources)

Erin Rogers:
(Relative Pitch)

Udo Schindler / Masako Ohta :
Kaiyushiki Teien
(Creative Sources)

Masayoshi Urabe :
What Hasn't Come Here, COME!
(Relative Pitch)

VocColours / Yoichiro Kita:
Live in Japan
(Creative Sources)

Ed Williams:
(Creative Sources)


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