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SQUIDCO Email Update, December 20, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
December 20, 2019

"Improvisation is a process that gets relationships sorted out."
—Derek Bailey

   Creative Artists

• Ahmed (w/ Pat Thomas / Seymour Wright / Antonin Gerbal / Joel Grip)
• Michel Banabila
• Chris Burn/Philip Thomas
• Company
• Ig Henneman/Jaimie Branch/Anne La Berge
• JeJaWeDa (Bishop/Blonk/Walter/Smith)
• Musicworks Magazine
• Jim O'Rourke
• Evan Parker
• Tomeka Reid/Kyoko Kitamura/Tyler Ho Bynum/Joe Morris
• Ernesto Rodrigues/Denis Sorokin/Guilherme Rodrigues
• Erin Rogers
• Udo Schindler/Masako Ohta
• Univers Zero
• Masayoshi Urabe
• David S. Ware New Quartet
• Ed Williams
• Eri Yamamoto Trio/Choral Chameleon

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Aum Fidelity
Balance Point Acoustics
Creative Sources
Honest Jons Records
Musicworks Magazine

Relative Pitch
Sub Rosa
Tapu Records



   Jazz & Improvisation

[Ahmed] (w/ Pat Thomas / Seymour Wright / Antonin Gerbal / Joel Grip): Super Majnoon (East Meets West)[VINYL 2 LPs]

Two recordings of the Ahmed quartet of Pat Thomas (piano), Antonin Gerbal (drums), Joel Grip (bass) and Seymour Wright (sax), performing at The Empty Gallery, in Hong Kong, China and at Cafe Oto, In London, for two concerts of gut-wrenching jazz as they take on the East/West music of late composer, bassist, oud player and former Randy Weston/Art Blakey sideman, Ahmed Abdul-Malik
     Buy      $31.95      Listen          

Company: Epiphanies I-VI [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)

Derek Bailey's impressive guests for his July 1982 "Company" concert at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts were pianist Ursula Oppens, singer Julie Tippetts and pianist Keith Tippett, violinist/electronics wizard Philipp Wachsmann, guitarist Fred Frith, trombonist George Lewis, harpist Anne LeBaron, bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa and sound artist Akio Suzuki.
Squidco Pick

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Company: Epiphanies VII-XIII [VINYL 3 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)

The 2nd of 2 albums from Derek Bailey's July 1982 "Company" concert at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts with pianist Ursula Oppens, singer Julie Tippetts and pianist Keith Tippett, violinist/electronics wizard Philipp Wachsmann, guitarist Fred Frith, trombonist George Lewis, harpist Anne LeBaron, bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa and sound artist Akio Suzuki.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $39.95      Listen          

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

Dedicated to the late Mike Panico, who requested that viola player Ig Henneman develop a concept for the Relative Pitch label, this trio brings together the Amsterdam-based Henneman and flutist Anne La Berge with US trumpeter Jaimie Branch, three women in an eccentric and fearless trio of energetic interaction marked by masterful technique and exuberant delivery.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

JeJaWeDa (Bishop / Blonk / Walter / Smith): Pioneer Works Vol. 1 [CD + BOOKLET]
(Balance Point Acoustics)

The 1st of two volumes from the quartet of Jeb Bishop on trombone & electronics, Jaap Blonk on voice & electronics, Weasel Walter on percussion, and Damon Smith on double bass, each player an innovator and leader on their own, together bringing unique elements of virtuoso quirk and passionate mastery, merging voice, electronics and acoustics in profoundly unusual ways.
Squidco Pick

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Parker, Evan: Evan Parker With Birds - For Steve Lacy [VINYL]

A 2019 reissue of Evan Parker's 2004 album dedicated to Steve Lacy, recording in the studio in a virtual duet with bird recordings captured by Geoff Sample, Charles & Heather Myers, Jean C. Roche, Myles North & Eric Simms, alongside location field recordings by Ashley Wales, Parker performing on soprano and tenor sax in a wonderful dialog of creative skill and wit.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

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

Following their debut album, "Geometry of Caves", the quartet of improvising musicians Joe Morris (guitar), Tomeka Reid (cello), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) and Kyoko Kitamura (voice) return for this album of passionate free improvisation, here even more attuned as a group as they employ their collective language using unusual technique and incredible expertise; spectacular!
Squidco Pick

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

Fragile and understated with long spacious sections, the trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, harpsichord, e-bow guitar and field recordings, Guilherme Rordrigues on cello, and Denis Sorokin on ukelele and pitch pipes, distill the sense of isolation amid patient motion through the red city, sections defined by cars passing and augmented with birds; peaceful and beautiful.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Rogers, Erin: Dawntreader
(Relative Pitch)

Performing on saxophones and cymbal, the debut album from NY-based Canadian-American composer, saxophonist, and performance artist Erin Rogers uses multiphonics, vocalization, circular breathing, and inciting of outer resonance to add layers of complexity to her gripping improvisations, which she describes as "No electronics, no bandmates, no composers... just me + dark room + 2 saxophones".
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

SALON fur Klang + Kunst multi-reedist Udo Schindler met Japanese pianist Masako Ohta at Mohrvilla, Munchen/Freimann, Germany in 2017 to record this extended live improvisation, bringing Schindler's free jazz and non-idiomatic styles together with Ohta's contemporary classical background, in an intently educated and fascinating merging of styles and approaches.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

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

An absolutely idiosyncratic style in performance, Japanese alto saxophonist Masayoshi Urabe, also on harmonica and voice, is heard in a single extended performance at Sakedelic Space Shuyukan in Shiga, Japan, as the listener experiences the performance through his playing, physical motion, aberrant racket, arduous utterance, and inexplicable moments of silence and sound.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Ware, David S. New Quartet: Theatre Garonne, 2008
(Aum Fidelity)

Aum Fidelity's David S. Ware Archive series continues with this excellent live quartet recording from 2008 at Theatre Garonne in Toulouse, France with the late tenor saxophonist performing with Joe Morris on guitar, William Parker on bass and Warren Smith on drums, presenting expanded and re-arranged compositions from their recent "Shakti" album.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Williams, Ed: Solos
(Creative Sources)

Guitarist Ed Williams, active in the experimental music scene of Marseille, France, is heard here in two concerts presenting a triptych of solo performances on bowed classical and electric guitar, improvised with no effects, with two parts on electric guitar recorded at the concert series "Aux Soirs Du Chercheur De Noises", the 2nd, "Spectrum, NY" on classical guitar.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Yamamoto, Eri Trio / Choral Chameleon: Goshu Ondo Suite
(Aum Fidelity)

Composed for choir and jazz trio, pianist Eri Yamamoto and her trio with drummer Ikuo Takeuchi and bassist David Ambrosio present a 7-part work based on a traditional circle-dance song performed at festivals in the Shiga prefecture of Japan, emulating the vocal parts of that tradition with the choir Choral Chameleon, directed by Vince Peterson.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Banabila, Michel: Movements (music for dance) [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]
(Tapu Records)

Electroacoustic composer Michel Banabila compiles his dynamic works for dance & movement in this beautifully pressed limited double LP, presenting two 2019 works--'Dragonfly II' for A Trace of Inevitability (Yin Yue - Pennsylvania Ballet), and "Illicit Acquirement" for Enough (Patrick O"Brien - CUNY Dance Initiative)--and six prior pieces featuring his work with Conny Janssen Danst & Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

O'Rourke, Jim: To Magnetize Money and Catch a Roving Eye [4 CD BOX]

Jim O'Rourke expands on his recent electronic work from his Steamroom studio with this exceptional 4-CD set of the 4-part "To Magnetize Money and Catch a Roving Eye", presumably including the Serge synthesizer, each expansive piece building dreamlike environments that shift and wander in purposeful ways as sound emerges and disappears into a beautifully threatening cloud.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $44.95      Listen          



Univers Zero: Phosphorescent Dreams
(Sub Rosa)

Originally released in Japan on the Arcangelo label, this 2014 album from Daniel Denis' Univers Zero finds the chamber rock band in a tightly dynamic configuration of reeds, keys, guitar, bass, drums and percussion, as they present intricately dark, complex musical schemes that reference avante classical forms through powerfully expressive rock forms.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Univers Zero: Phosphorescent Dreams [VINYL]
(Sub Rosa)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          



Burn, Chris / Philip Thomas: as if as

Contemporary composer, improviser and pianist Chris Burn in four lively, playful and fasciatingly structured works, as heard in Philip Thomas's renderings: "as if as"; "only the snow"; a transcription of Derek Bailey's "from ten, two, and three" in 6 parts; "pressings and screening" in 4 parts; and "the sky a silver dissonance" with Kate Ledger as a 2nd pianist.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          


   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #135 Winter 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Winter 2019 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine and CD, with articles on Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pierre-Yves Martel, Jennifer Thiessen, Wesley Shen, Julia Kent, Tim Olive, Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi, the CD including works by each, plus reviews of recent Canadian and international recordings as well as the fourth annual Calgary New Music Festival.
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Squidco Gift Certificates

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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.


Lars Akerlund / Eryck Abecassis:
(Mikroton Recordings)

Andrea Ermke / Chris Abrahams / Marcello Busato / Arthur Rother:
(Mikroton Recordings)

FEN (Otomo Yoshihide / Ryu Hankil / Yan Jun / Yuen Chee Wai):
No One's Island
(Mikroton Recordings)

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

Joke Lanz / Jason Kahn / Norbert Moslang / Gunter Muller / Christian Weber:
kangaroo_kitchen (2 CDS)
(Mikroton Recordings)

Marilyn Lerner / Ken Filiano / Lou Grassi:
(Not Two)

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

Uwe Oberg / Joe Fonda / Lucia Martinez:
(Not Two)

Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp:
Live in Nuremberg
(SMP Records)

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)

Alexander Schlippenbach von / Dag Magnus Narvesen:
Liminal Field
(Not Two)

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


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