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SQUIDCO Email Update, May 22, 2020

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May 22, 2020

"Music is essentially a social activity —
A good band is a microcosm of how our society can operate."
—Dave Douglas

   Creative Artists

• Olli Aarni
• Sebastien Branche
• Kyle Bruckmann
• Barry Chabala/Lance Austin Olsen
• Dave Douglas (w/ Baron/Adewumi/Stevens/Almazan/Rothwell)
• Futterman/Levin/DuRoche
• Joel Futterman
• Joel Futterman/Alvin Fielder/Ike Levin Trio
• Sebastian Gottschick
• Gryke Pyje
• Sarah Hughes
• Charles Ives E.
• Kidd Jordan/Joel Futterman/William Parker/Alvin Fielder
• Bill Laswell (incl. Pharoah Sanders/Herbie Hancock/Chad Smith)
• Leap Of Faith
• Brian Marsella
• Kaffe Matthews
• Joe Morris
• Musicworks Magazine Spring 2020
• Roman Radkovic Collective
• Turbulence

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Carrier Records
Charles Lester Music
Creative Collective
Evil Clown
ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records
Glacial Erratic
Greenleaf Music

Mod Reloaded
Objects Limited
Progressive Records



   Jazz & Improvisation

Branche, Sebastien: Lignes de Fuite

Sebastien Branche (Insub Meta Orchestra, Miguel A. Garcia) uses the tenor saxophone as a sound source, meticulously applying extended techniques, circular breathing and the resonance of the saxophone itself during improvisation, using Supercollider software in a two-way collaboration where the instrument also transforms the sounds provided by the computer.
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Chabala, Barry / Lance Austin Olsen: Patterns For A Future Human

Guitarist Barry Chabala merges musique concréte and improvisation, using recordings from painter and visual artist Lance Austin Olsen that Olsen recorded in his workshop while creating a series of large collaged and folded paintings--mutterings, physical sounds and other ephemera--which he sent to Chabala to use as a backdrop for these spaciously meditative guitar improvisations.
Squidco Pick

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Douglas, Dave (w/ Joey Baron / Dave Adewumi / Matt Stevens / Fabian Almazan / Carmen Rothwell): Dizzy Atmosphere - Dizzy Gillespie at Zero Gravity
(Greenleaf Music)

Trumpeter Dave Douglas' tribute to the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, exploring the many facets of the great Be-Bop progenitor's work, including the more experimental side of his discography, performed with a band of great lyrical NY jazz musicians: Dave Adewumi on trumpet, Matt Stevens on guitar, Fabian Almazan on piano, Carmen Rothwell on bass, and Joey Baron on drums.
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Futterman / Levin / DuRoche: Timeless Memories

Bringing together exemplary jazz musicians from three cities--Virginia-based pianist Joel Futterman, Bary Area multi-reedist Ike Levin, and Portland, OR percussionist Tim DuRochse, for two sets of dynamic collective free jazz with a lyrical intent, joyfully spontaneous music that unfolds in ways that appear composed through the compatibility and familiarity of each artist.
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Futterman, Joel / Alvin Fielder / Ike Levin Trio: Live At The Blue Monk
(Charles Lester Music)

A burning live album presenting two sets of collective free jazz at Portland, Oregon's Blue Monk in 2006 from the trio of frequent collaborators Alvin Fielder on drumsn, Joel Futterman on piano, soprano sax & wooden flute, and Ike Levin on tenor saxophone & bass clarinet, a concert of great range, from explosive freneticism to introspective spaciousness.
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Futterman, Joel: Silhouettes
(Progressive Records)

This '93 solo concert at Norfolk Academy in Virginia finds free jazz pianist Joel Futterman reflecting on standards and jazz repertoire by inference & reference, improvising over 7 original compositions and Coltrane's "Naima", with moments of lyrical delicacy, savvy swinging sections, and reflective Monk moods, all filtered through his Futteran's powerful creative drive.
Squidco Pick

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Jordan, Kidd / Joel Futterman / William Parker / Alvin Fielder : Live At The Guelph Jazz Festival 2011
(Creative Collective)

The 2011 Guelph Jazz Festival presented this quartet of legendary players--William Parker on bass, Alvin Fielder on drums & percussion, Joel Futterman on piano & flute, and Kidd Jordan on tenor saxophone--for an exemplary concert of jazz that uses free approaches to create melodic, inventive and soulful music, the expansive conversations sophisticated and wonderfully exhilarating.
Squidco Pick

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Laswell, Bill (incl. Pharoah Sanders / Herbie Hancock / Chad Smith): Against Empire
(Mod Reloaded)

Four rich and soulful pieces of electric jazz with an often Mwandishi-feel, from bassist Bill Laswell in a 9-piece ensemble of outstanding improvisers: Pharoah Sanders on sax, Peter Apfelbaum on sax, flute & keyboards, Herbie Hancock on electric piano, and 5 drummer/percussionsts--Jerry Marotta, Chad Smith, Hideo Yamaki, Satoyasu Shomura and, Adam Rudolph.
Squidco Pick

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Leap Of Faith: Phenomena
(Evil Clown)

Two founding member of Leap of Faith, multi-reedist and multi-instrumentalist PEK and cellist and percussionist Glynis Lomon. present two improvisations themed on waves and particle transformations, using microphone techniques to enhance Lomon's bowing, in a set deploying aquasonic, daxophones, gongs, Englephone, contrabassoon, tromboon, and much more.
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Marsella, Brian: Gatos Do Sul

Pianist and composer Brian Marsella leads an all-star octet including Cyro Baptista, Mark Feldman, Jon Irabagon performing Marsella's lyrical and upbeat compositions inspired by classical, jazz, and folkloric Brazilian music and influenced by composers from Ernesto Nazareth, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Pixinguinha to Baden Powell and Egberto Gismonti; irrepressible!
Squidco Pick

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Morris, Joe : Instantiation: Switches
(Glacial Erratic)

The 4th in improving guitarist and composer Joe Morris' Instantiation series, where each part is unique, composed with specific notated and operational components such that it impossible to perform any of them the same way twice; performed with two active Boston improvisers, trombonist Eric Stilwell (hear on Joe Morris Trio "Value") and cellist & bassist Brad Barrett.
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Turbulence: Friction Coefficients
(Evil Clown)

Saxophonist & flutist Bonnie Kane (W.O.O.) joins the Turbulence group, the extended horn section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra from Boston area collective Evil Clown led by David Peck (PEK), a concert that was live-streamed to Youtube during the Covid-19 Pandemic in February 2020, in a sextet with four reedists, two trumpeters, electronics, drums & extensive percussion.
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Aarni, Olli: Mustikoita Ja Kissankelloja [VINYl]

Translating to "Blueberries and cat bells", Finnish electronic composer Olli Aarni's sound world is quick paced and surprisingly dense considering an overall feeling of brightness, sounds flashing and swirling by in strange segments of acousmatic exhilaration, pausing form moments before seizing his listener once more with swift streams of alien soundscapes; brilliant.
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Bruckmann, Kyle: Triptych (Tautological)
(Carrier Records)

Performing on oboe, English horn and live electronics, West Coast double-reedist Kyle Bruckmann presents three extended solo works of deep electroacoustic binding, each dedicated to a writer, artist or musician: "A Spurious Autobiography for John Barth (2015)"; "An Extruded Introversion for Blixa Bargeld (2016)"; and "A Fuzzy Monolith for James Turrell (2015)".
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Gryke Pyje: Collision And Coalescence [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

Composers and performers Jani Hirvonen and Johannes Schebler create a complex universe in sound & melody, a veritable forest of sound referencing global and spiritual environments, using warm instrumental sources, field recordings, world percussion and extended use of the studio in a satisfying series of journeys with a mysteriously transcendental and devotional feeling.
Squidco Pick

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Matthews, Kaffe: Foreigner [VINYL]
(Objects Limited)

Recording with an Italian ELKA 400 electric accordion organ, pioneering electronic and sound aritst Kaffe Matthews presents two sonification of the word F O R E I G N E R, reflecting on her experience regularly moving from country to country, dealing with varying borders and governmental laws, by organizing sound in clusters that attempt to cross a compositional line.
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Roman Radkovic Collective: Televize [VINYL]

A Slovokian experimental group with rock roots and a somewhat DaDa approach to unusual song forms using perplexing repetitions and interventions, led by guitarist and vocalist Roman Radkovič with Josef Novák on keyboard, Jiří Šíla on accordion, Zdeněk Řihošek on harmonica & double bass Zdeněk Caha on drums & voice, and Miloš Šandera on percussion.
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Gottschick, Sebastian : Notturni
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Seven works composed in the 21st century by Sebastian Gottschick, who arranges and conducts the Ensemble Fur Neue Musick Zurich, configured as an ensemble with percussion, a sextet, a chamber ensemble with baritone and soprano, and performing himself solo on viola; sophisticated and modern works that employ complex tonality, timbre and playing techniques.
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Hughes, Sarah: I Love This City And Its Outlying Lands [SINGLE SIDED CASSETTE]

A contemplative solo work of subtle nuance and laden atmospheres, slowly drifting through a virtual landscape of dampened details, from London composer and improviser Sarah Hughes, performing on zither, piano, Hammond organ, sine tones, white noise, electric harpsichord, and objects, using an eBow to draw sustained tones over which delicate progressions advance.
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Ives, Charles E.: Another Songbook
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Conductor Sebastian Gottschick presents an additional selection of songs and chamber music works from composer Charles Edward Ives that reflect this broad range, 20 mostly brief and innovative works composed between 1898 and 1921, blurring the boundaries between genres through unusual motifs, themes, gestures and phrases that appear in new vocal and/or instrumental contexts.
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   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #136 Spring 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Spring 2020 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine covering improvised, composed and experimental music, with reviews of recordings and live events and extensive articles, this issue featuring Anthony Pateras, Xuan Ye, sound artist April Aliermo and composer Lieke van der Voort; with a 15 track CD of work from those and other featured artists.
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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.

 Recent Reviews on The Squid's Ear

Prevost / Solberg / Pettersen / Moore / Brice / Hardie-Bick: Plumes of Ash in Moonlight (Split Rock)
Prevost / Solberg / Pettersen / Moore / Brice / Hardie-Bick: Plumes of Ash in Moonlight (Split Rock)

Monash Art Ensemble: Here Now Hear (FMR)
Monash Art Ensemble: Here Now Hear (FMR)

Eugene Chadbourne with Duck Baker and Randy Hutton: The Guitar Trio in Calgary 1977 (Emanem)
Eugene Chadbourne with Duck Baker and Randy Hutton: The Guitar Trio in Calgary 1977 (Emanem)

Harris Eisenstadt: Canada Day Quartet Live (Clean Feed)
Harris Eisenstadt: Canada Day Quartet Live (Clean Feed)



Henry Kaiser:
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes
(Fractal Music)

This album has been provided by Henry Kaiser to Squidco as a free item to accompany any other Squidco purchase where the customer requests a copy. It is intended to help stores like Squidco during this time of pandemic, for which we are extremely grateful!

Henry Kaiser performs a live guitar solo on a borrowed Downes 101HB baritone guitar with no overdubs, just delays and no looping.

This CD can only be accompanied with a Squidco store order including other items, and must be requested by the customer by adding this item to their shopping when placing their order. Limit one copy per customer, while quantities last.

 Stay Current With Squidco

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.


David Behrman / Paul Demarinis / Fern Friedman / Terri Hanlon / Anne Klingensmith:
She's More Wild... [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

Whit Dickey (w/ Nate Wooley / Matthew Shipp):
Morph [2 CDs]

Tod Dockstader:
Aerial 1 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Important Records)

Liberty Ellman:
Last Desert
(Pi Recordings)

Karl Evangelista (w/ Alexander Hawkins / Louis Moholo-Moholo / Trevor Watts):
Apura! [2 CDs]
(Astral Spirits)

Jurg Frey (Davies / Correa / Chang / Thut):
(A New Wave of Jazz)

Alvin Lucier:
String Noise [2 CDs]
(Black Truffle)

The MacroQuarktet :
The Complete Night: Live At The Stone NYC [2 CDs]
(Out Of Your Head Records)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
The Riddle Of Steel
(Evil Clown)

Pauline Oliveros / Alan Courtis:
Telematic Concert [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

Bill Orcutt / Michael Morley:
Electric Guitar Duets [VINYL]

Bernard Parmegiani :
Violostries [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

Katariin Raska / Christian Meaas Svendsen:
Finding Ourselves In All Things
(Nakama Records)

Patrick Shirioshi :
Descension [VINYL]
(Thin Wrist)

Tonus (Serries / Verhoeven / Webster):
Segment Tones
(A New Wave of Jazz)

Adrian Waade Loseth :
Kitchen Music
(Nakama Records)

Webber/Morris Big Band:
Both Are True
(Greenleaf Music)

Yong Yandsen / Christian Meaas Svendsen / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Hungry Ghosts
(Nakama Records)

 Squidco Workspace

Squidco, 332 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28412

Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2003. In 2010 we moved to Wilmington, NC, giving regional and visiting customers access to our catalog of more than 7,000 items, which includes hundreds of discounted, used, and promotional items not listed on our website. We're open for you to visit by appointment during weekday afternoons, so if you're in the North Carolina coastal region please email us to set up a time to stop by and say hello, we'd love to play some music for you!

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