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SQUIDCO Email Update August 7, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
August 7, 2020

"Art doesn't start off having meaning;
It makes meaning."
—Larry Ochs

   Creative Artists

• Kaoru Abe
• Ballister
• Adam Caine Quartet, feat Adam Lane/Bob Lanzetti/Billy Mintz
• Cliff Trio (Pandelis Karayorgis/Damon Smith/Eric Rosenthal)
• Rhodri Davies
• DUX Orchestra
   (Sewelson/Gustafsson/Ibarra/Connell Jr./Hofstra/Perkins/Morrison)
• Klaus Filip/Moe Kamura
• Magnus Granberg/Skogen
• Tyler Higgins (w/ Monticello/Stevens)
• Keys & Screws (Thomas Borgmann/Jan Roder/Willi Kellers)
• Quin Kirchner
• Larry Ochs/Aram Shelton Quartet (w/ Nordeson/Dresser/Walton)
• Takamitsu Ohta
• Anton Ponomarev Trio (w/ Per Ole Jorgens/Dmitri Lapshin)
• Tomeka Reid Quartet
• Roots Magic (Pololla/De Fabritiis/Tedeschi/Spera)
• Nicolas Snyder
• Dimos Vryzas

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Amgen Records
Another Timbre
Astral Spirits
Clean Feed
Creative Sources

Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Winds Measure



   Jazz & Improvisation

Abe, Kaoru : 19770916@Ayler, Sapporo

Recently discovered, unissued solo improvisations from legendary Japanese free jazz alto saxophonist Karou Abe--four extended statements from the full concert recorded in 1970 at the Sapporo jazz cafe "Ayler"--an excellent example of the passionate performances he presented, using extended and unusual technique from assertive mastery to near-silent moments; incomparable.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Ballister: Znachki Stilyag

The tenth year of the working and touring international Ballister trio of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophones, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion, here in an outrageously powerful yet explorative concert at Dom Cultural Center, in Moscow, Russia in 2019, a fierce example of what this band is capable of.
Squidco Pick

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Caine, Adam Quartet, feat Adam Lane / Bob Lanzetti / Billy Mintz: Transmissions

Embracing a wide and diverse stylistic range, from burning modern electric jazz to introspective interplay, NY guitarist Adam Caines' band with fellow guitarist Bob Lanzetti, Adam Lane on acoustic bass, Billy Mintz on drums, and Nick Lyons on alto saxophone, perform with great taste, technical mastery and superb interplay, releasing an extremely well-balanced collection.
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Cliff Trio (Pandelis Karayorgis / Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal): Precipice
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Recording at the Lilypad in Cambridge, MA, the Boston-area trio of pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, bassist Damon Smith, and drummer Eric Rosenthal are captured in concert for an adventurous album of free improvisation, Karayorgis's compositions leading this piano trio of magnificent mastery into buoyantly exciting interaction as they take their listeners to a dizzying precipice edge.
Squidco Pick

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Davies, Rhodri: Telyn Rawn
(Amgen Records)

Dating back to the 13th century in Wales, the Telyn Rawn is a nearly forgotten horsehair harp; UK improvising harpist Rhodri Davies researched the instrument and its unique sound, commissioning the construction of a harp on which he performs 18 improvisations of impressive technique and sonority, launching his new Amgen Records label with this album named for the instrument.
Squidco Pick

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DUX Orchestra (Dave Sewelson / Mats Gustafsson / Susie Ibarra / Will Connell Jr. / Dave Hofstra / Walter "Sweet" Perkins / JC Morrison): Duck Walks Dog (With Mixed Results) [VINYL]

Dux, led by guitarist JC Morrison and baritone saxophonist Dave Seweleson, plus Dave Hofstra on bass and drummer Walter Perkins, is heard in this 1994 recording from "an attic" in New York City in an expanded version of the band, adding Mats Gustafsson on baritone sax, Will Connell, Jr on clarinet and Susie Ibarra on drums, for a wild session of exuberant free playing.
Squidco Pick

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Keys & Screws (Thomas Borgmann / Jan Roder / Willi Kellers): Some More Jazz [VINYL]

Two thirds of the free jazz group "Boom Box"--saxophonist Thomas Borgmann and drummer Willi Kellers--and referencing that band's 2011 album titled Jazz, Keys & Screws is rounded out as a trio with double bassist Jan Roder, following the format of Jazz with compositions from each player following head/solo format, fueled by each player's extensive experience.
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Kirchner, Quin: The Shadows and The Light [2 CDs]
(Astral Spirits)

Recorded over 2 days in a Chicago studio in configurations from duos to an octet, drummer Quin Kirchner provides the compositions on this double CD for 11 pieces, alongside works by Frank Foster, Phil Cohran, Sun Ra & Carla Bley, presented as a story or a journey of differing styles and forms, made cohesive by Kirchner's remarkable drumming and coherently diverse interests.
Squidco Pick

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Ochs, Larry / Aram Shelton Quartet (w/ Nordeson / Dresser / Walton): Continental Drift
(Clean Feed)

Key artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, composers and bandleaders Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino saxophones and Aram Shelton on alto saxophone join together with Swedish drummer Kjell Nordeson, joined by either double bassist Mark Dresser or Scott Walton, in an album drawn from two sessions featuring exhiliarating pieces of unique approach from both composers.
Squidco Pick

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Ponomarev, Anton Trio (w/ Per Ole Jorgens / Dmitri Lapshin): Dodsdromen
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Aggressive "honk-n-skronk" free jazz from the Moscow based trio of alto saxophonist Anton Ponomarev, with Danish drummer Peter Ole Jørgensen (aka P.O. Jorgens known for his work with Peter Brötzmann) and bass guitarist Dmitry Lapshin, in a studio album of eight burning "Circles", demanding skirmishes of fiery imformed collective free jazz.
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Reid, Tomeka Quartet: Old New

Drawn from some of New Yorks finest and most active improvisers, cellist Tomeka Reid's string-centric quartet with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Jason Roebke on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums, take Reid's lyrical compositions into ebullient territory, showing the effective power of these versatile string instruments in creative and irresistible modern jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Roots Magic (Pololla / De Fabritiis / Tedeschi / Spera): Take Root Among The Stars
(Clean Feed)

Mining the area between the blues and creative jazz with pieces by Charles Tyler, Ornette Coleman, Phil Cohran and Sun Ra, this is the 3rd album from the Italian quartet of Alberto Popolla on clarinets, Errico De Fabritiis on saxophones, Gianfranco Tedeschi on double bass, and Fabrizio Spera on drums & percussion, joined by Eugenio Colombo on flute and Francesco Lo Cascio on vibes.
Squidco Pick

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Vryzas, Dimos: Really Short And Tonal
(Creative Sources)

Violinist, improviser, songwriter and composer from Thessaloniki, Greece, Dimos Vryzas creates a virtual electroacoustic ensemble using violin, voice and effects, contrasting acoustic and electronic sounds in the search for music expression, his studies with Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin a good indicator of the kind of sound approach Vryzas employs.
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Filip, Klaus / Moe Kamura: Passagein
(Winds Measure)

ppooll sound artist Klaus Filip and Japanese experimental vocalist Moe Kamura (10Tet, Taku Sugimoto) in a two-part improvisation of electronic tones, textures, silence, and minimalist vocalization and utterance, Filip using a dynamic frequency palette inspiring Kamura's wordless expression; lowercase or Onkyo, a meditative and moody work.
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Ohta, Takamitsu: Three Relations Among The Flock [CASSETTE]
(Winds Measure)

Takamitsu Ohta, known for his work with artists Anne-F Jacques & Ryoko Akama, in three unexpected recordings using the microphone and speaker of small devices with recording and playback ability, from five to fifteen such linked devices creating surprisingly stacatto and expressive voices from feedback, each piece aptly named for the resulting articulation each combination creates.
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Snyder, Nicolas: Temporary Places

West Coast sound artist Nicolas Snyder is a composer, filmmaker, sound-documenter, gardener, and forager; fascinated by the sounds of nature, he took recordings from streams and National Parks in Vietnam, Pennsylvania, and California and merged them with music composed in the studio to create these works of great beauty as a study of locational and emotional memory.
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Higgins, Tyler (w/ Monticello / Stevens): Broken Blues

Blues with a strong sonic sense in Atlanta, GA guitarist Tyler Higgin's 2nd release on Shhpuma, his trio again featuring drummer Paul Stevens, and here adding bassist Gabriel Monticello, known for symphonic, jazz and rock forms, bringing masterful skill to this album that richly blends blues, gospel, folk, jazz and rock forms with passion and style.
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Granberg, Magnus / Skogen: Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost
(Another Timbre)

First performed in November 2019 at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and then at the Splitter Orchester festival in Berlin, this studio recording of Magnus Granberg's delicately complex and exquisitely dream-like composition features his Skogen ensemble, including Granberg, Rhodri Davies, Toshimaru Nakamura, Erik Carlsson, Petter Wastberg, &c.
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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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 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.


Pedro Alves Melo (Johnson / Nunes / Dionisio / Risser / Dresser / Moieme / Alves):
In Igma
(Clean Feed)

Olivia Block:

Lynn Cassiers (w/ der Werf / Vermeulen / Dumoulin / Cabras / Patrman):
(Clean Feed)

Martin Kuchen / Landaeus Trio (w/ Lanaeus / Nilsson / Aman):
Mind The Gap Of Silence
(Clean Feed)


Wendingen (selected remixes 2005-2015)

Rudresh Mahanthappa :
Hero Trio

Rudresh Mahanthappa :
Hero Trio [VINYL]

Takamitsu Ohta:
Three Relations Among The Flock [CASSETTE]
(Winds Measure)

Evan Parker / RGG:
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Pisaura (Michael Pisaro / Zizia):

Spike Orchestra:
Splintered Stories

Steve Swell (w / Cyrille / Hwang / Bart / Lonberg-Holm / Boston):
The Center Will Hold featuring Andrew Cyrille
(Not Two)

Chad Taylor Trio (Feat Brian Settles / Neil Podgurski):
The Daily Biological

Threadbare (Jason Stein / Ben Cruz / Emerson Hunton):
Silver Dollar

Who Trio (Wintsch / Hemingway / Oester):
(Clean Feed)

John Zorn (Medeski / Grohowski / Hollenberg):

John Zorn feat. the Brian Marsella Trio:

 Squidco Workspace

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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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