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SQUIDCO Email Update + Assif Tsahar (Hopscotch) Free CD Offer, August 21, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
August 21, 2020

"Composition begins for me
When I can hear in the silence
Something I would like to capture and share."
—Gerry Hemingway

   Creative Artists

• Bucher/Tan/Countryman
• Paul Dunmall/Liam Noble/John Edwards/Mark Sanders
• Peter Evans (w/ Ross/Jozwiak/Harris)
• Agusti Fernández/Liudas Mockunas
• Fragile Quartet (Moore/Fraanje/van der Feen/Hemingway)
• Gouvea/Northover/Mattos
• Gerry Hemingway/Barre Phillips/Michael Moore
• Machinefabriek
• Don Malfon/Agusti Fernández/Barry Guy
• Metal Moves
• Michael Moore/NDR Bigband
• Mike Pride/Jonatha Moritz
• Charles Rumback
• TEST/Roy Campbell
• Keith Tippett
• Sabu Toyozumi/Simon Tan/Yong Yandsen/Rick Countryman
• Christian Wolfarth
• Manuel Zurria

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

ANTS Records
Astral Editions
Astral Spirits
Hiddenbell Records

Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
More Is More




50 copies of this album has been provided by Assif Tsahar to Squidco as a free item to accompany any other Squidco purchase where the customer requests a copy. It is a celebration of the return of the Hopscotch label to Squidco, who will resume as the label's distributor. It is also a promotion in the time of pandemic, to help stores like Squidco continue to sell the music that fascinates all of us!

Assif Tsahar: ayn le-any (Hopscotch Records)

A freestyling solo album from NY/Israeli saxophonist Assif Tsahar, performing on tenor sax and bass clarinet in an exciting three-part improvisation of avant forms of technical dexterity and extended range through emphatic and sustained expression of long lines and cycling figures that shift and transform; a great example of Tsahar's skill and imagination.

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.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Bucher / Tan / Countryman: Blue Spontaneity

Drawn from 3 days of recording in July 2019, after more than 6 years of collaboration in the Philippines between drummer Christian Bucher, alto saxophonist Rick Countryman, and bassist Simon Tan, and released as a complement to their "Empathy" album, in trio improvisations, plus the title track a duo between Bucher & Countryman; a melodic and well-balanced album of free jazz.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: The Feeling Principle

Representing some of the finest of UK free improvisers, the quartet of John Edwards on bass, Mark Sanders on drums, Liam Noble on piano, and Paul Dunmall on tenor & alto saxophones are recorded in the studio in Birmingham for three extended improvisations of commanding technique, creative drive and wide dynamics; the power of free jazz in the hands of masters.
Squidco Pick

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Evans, Peter (w/ Ross / Jozwiak / Harris): Being & Becoming [VINYL]
(More Is More)

A dynamic 1st release from trumpeter Peter Evans' group Being and Becoming, featuring improvisers from a younger generation of creative musicians--Joel Ross on vibes, Nick Joziwak on bass, and Savannah Harris on drums--the album featuring new compositions from Evans, moving between notated chamber music textures, free improvisations, deep grooves and telepathic ensemble playing.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Fernandez, Agusti / Liudas Mockunas: Improdimensions [VINYL]

During the 2019 concert series dedicated to improvised music, "Improdimensija", Catalan pianist Agusti Fernández met with Lithuanian saxophonist Liudas Mockunas in the MAMAstudio in Vilnius to record the two part, 3 sections-each "Improdimensions", a masterwork of piano and sax dialog of incredible technique and taste, from rapid runs to profoundly impressionist sections.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Fragile Quartet (Moore / Fraanje / van der Feen / Hemingway): Cretan Dialogues

If fragile means a thoughtful album of improvisation with a lyrical intention and sophisticated playing, then reedist Michael Moore's quartet with Harmen Fraanje on piano, Clemens van der Feen on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on drums & percussion shows a sublimely muscular fragilility in a lovely and extremely intelligent modern jazz album of embraceable and exemplary work.
Squidco Pick

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Gouvea / Northover / Mattos: Cajula

Representing some of the London scene's most innovative and creative improvisers, with years of work together as a trio and as M.A.M.--saxophonist Andrian Northover (Remote Viewers), cellist Marcio Mattos (Stellari String Quartet, Tony Oxley's Celebration Orchestra) and vocalist Marilza Gouvea--are heard here in 2 studio recordings and 3 live recordings at Iklectic.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Hemingway, Gerry / Barre Phillips / Michael Moore: Slips

The first four pieces of a concert at Splendor Performance Space in Amsterdam in 2019 by the free improvising trio of Michael Moore on alto sax, clarinets & bird whistles, Barre Phillips on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on drums & percussion, three open-minded and masterful improvisers who balance free jazz forms and non-idiomatic approaches with a chamber sensilbility.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Malfon, Don / Agusti Fernández / Barry Guy: Mutations
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

A fully improvised cycle of seven miniatures, or "Mutations", recorded live on Kultur-Schranne in Dachau, Germany in 2019 by the trio of two masterful and legendary players--Catalan pianist Agusti Fernández and British double bassist Barry Guy--inviting young Catalog saxophonist Don Malfon as they transmute their conversation for fascinatingly creative conversation.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Moore, Michael / NDR Bigband: Sanctuary

Multi-reedist Michael Moore presents works from his catalog with the powerfully flexible 19-piece NDR Big Band, drawing from the history of his Ramboy label, including a tribute to Stravinsky, expanding a trio for clarinets, rearranging an Ellingtonian piece originally written for Available Jelly, and the title track, written for his mother as the first recording for Fragile Quartet.
Squidco Pick

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Pride, Mike / Jonatha Moritz: The Invitation [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Editions)

The long collaboration between saxophonist Mike Pride and drummer/percussionist Jonathan Moritz is concentrated in these superb studio recording, bring great clarity to the far-ranging and detailed interactions both bring to their improvisations through unusual technique, an expansive arsenal of percussive devices, and wonderfully inventive attitudes.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Rumback, Charles: June Holiday
(Astral Spirits)

A soulful and lyrically passionate album of modern jazz from Chicago drummer Charles Rumback in a trio with pianist Jim Baker and bassist John Tate, their third album together, with all three bringing compositions to the session, yielding a sensitive, understated yet impeccable balance of melodic music that reveals great strength at its center.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

TEST / Roy Campbell: TEST / Roy Campbell

A live recording from 1999 at Hint House in Harlem of TEST, led by Tom Bruno on drums with Matthew Heyner on bass and Sabir Mateen on alto & tenor sax, flute & clarinet, joined by Daniel Carter on alto & tenor sax, trumpet & flute, the set recorded by Matt Motel who captures the essence of this freewheeling band who brought their music not only to jazz clubs, but also to the street and subway.
     Buy      $14.00      Listen          

Tippett, Keith: Musician Supreme [4 CD BOX SET]

Collecting 4 albums with pianist Keith Tippetts: The Bern Concert, a 1993 live duo with Howard Riley; Linückea, a 2000 studio album with The Kreutzer String Quartet plus a narrated work; The Dartington Trio of Keith Tippett, Julie Tippetts & Paul Dunmall live in 2003; and The Dartington Trio Live at The Priory at the Southend International Jazz Festival.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $34.95      Listen          

Toyozumi, Sabu / Simon Tan / Yong Yandsen / Rick Countryman: reAbstraction

Malaysian tenor saxophonist Yong Yandsen joins the working trio of Sabu Toyozumi, Simon Tan, and Rick Countryman for a lively set of performances, Sabu and Countryman having met Yandsen in Kuala Lumpur several times the previous year for unrelated projects, bringing confident familiarity to their improvisations, captured here as a trio and quartet from a 3-night engagement in Manila.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Wolfarth, Christian: Souvenirs [VINYL]
(Hiddenbell Records)

Two extended solo percussion works by Swiss improviser Christian Wolfarth, focusing on two components of the standard drum set--a tom or simple drum, and a cymbal--the first side a "Souvenir From a Drum" using brushes and sticks to disrupt then mesmerize the listener; the second side a "Souvenir from a Cymbal", a shifting roll and pattern that evokes a myriad of tonalities.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          



Machinefabriek: Wendingen (selected remixes 2005-2015)

A selection of Machinefabriek's (Rutger Zuydervelt) favorite remixes made between 2005 and 2015 of his reworks and reinterpretations of tracks by Mensenkinderen, Wouter Van Veldhoven, Fieldhead, Aaron Martin, Coppice, de la mancha, The Moi Non Plus, Djivan Gasparyan, Amon Tobin, Gareth Hardwick, Fiium Shaarrk, Vladimir and Red Stars Over Tokyo.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Metal Moves: Metalkymist

Percussionist Steve Hubback's project Metal Moves presents the percussionist, composer and instrument maker's work, using drums, gongs, bells, cymbals and percussive sculptures in well-developed compositions, evoking mysterious environments that evolve into muscular displays of extraordinary power, a beautifully balanced album of uniquely voice solo percussion.
Squidco Pick

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Zurria, Manuel : Again & Again [2 CDs]
(ANTS Records)

Drawing from contemporary composers including Tom Johnson, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Adrian Democ, James Tenney, &c, this is the 3rd chapter of Italian flutist Manuel Zurria's project/research on "minimalisms" in contemporary music, taking an active interpretation of the classification over 16 informed and adventurous recordings.
Squidco Pick

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• You can see the newest additions to our catalog in our Just In Stock Section.

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Conny Bauer / Matthias Bauer / Dag Magnus Narvesen:
The Gift [VINYL]

Bellowing Earwigs, The (Schouwburg / Bowman / Thompson / Northover):
The Perpendicular Giraffe Compartment

John Butcher / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp:
The Clawed Stone

Vincent Chancey / Wilber Morris / Warren Smith:
The Spell. The Vincent Chancey Trio Live, 1987 [VINYL]

Carol Genetti / Claire Rousay:
Live At Elastic Arts [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Editions)

Charles Hayward :
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Jason Kahn / Christian Wolfarth:
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Keune / Lash / Noble:
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(Astral Spirits)

Raymond MacDonald / Gogs Maclean:

Nicole Mitchell / Lisa E. Harris:
(FPE Records)

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

Christian Ronn / Aram Shelton:
(Astral Spirits)

Semantics (Elliott Sharp / Ned Rothenberg / Samm Bennett):

Matthew Shipp / Rob Brown:
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Shirley Smart / James Arben:
Entanglement: 9 Improvised Dialogues

Triofolio (Chris Cundy / Paul K. Scott / Saul Scott):
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