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SQUIDCO Email Update September 18, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
September 18, 2020

"If there is a very good tune,
You go through its changes and somehow things will work out.
But if you start from point-zero you have to imagine something,
You have to have a vision."
—Alexander Von Schlippenbach

   Creative Artists

• Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale)
• Chris Dingman
• Chris Dingman (May Han Oh/Tim Kelper)
• Gato Libre (Tamura/Fjuii/Kaneko)
• Milford Graves/Don Pullen
• Francesco Gregoretti
• Icepick (Nate Wooley/Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten/Chris Corsano)
• Kidd Jordan/Joel Futterman/Alvin Fielder Trio
• Kaze (Fujii/Tamura/Pruvost/Orins) w/ Ikue Mori
• Peter Kowald Quintet
• Musicworks Fall 2020 Issue
• No Base Trio
• Evan Parker/Agusti Fernandez
• Ivo Perelman/Arcado String Trio
• Plan Kruutntoone/Reinier van Houdt
• Schlippenbach Quartet
• Phil Wachsmann

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Corbett vs. Dempsey
Fundacja Sluchaj!

Inner Arts Initiative
Libra/ Circum-Disc
Setola Di Maiale
Toxo Records


   Jazz & Improvisation

Dingman, Chris : The Peace Project [5-CD BOX]
(Inner Arts Initiative)

Vibraphonist Chris Dingman set up his vibraphones next to the bedroom where his father was under hospice care from a rare heart ailment, setting an atmosphere of calm and compassion to help soothe, heal, and carry him through his final challenges, released here as a 5-CD set of 5 hours of ethereal sounds through poignant melodies, swirling textures, and undulating pedal tones.
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Dingman, Chris (May Han Oh / Tim Kelper): Embrace
(Inner Arts Initiative)

Finding rich warmth in NY vibraphonist Chris Dingman's melodic and optimistic compositions, several inspired by Dingman's interest in West African music traditions, performed in a trio with bassist Linda May Han Oh (Pat Metheney) and drummer Tim Keiper (Cyro Baptista, David Byrne); an inspiringly lyrical album with exceptional soloing and improvisation interplay.
Squidco Pick

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Gato Libre (Tamura / Fjuii / Kaneko): Koneko

The 8th album from Gato Libre with compositions from trumpeter Natsuki Tamura in a trio with Yasuko Kaneko on trombone and pianist Satoko Fujii here on accordion, Koneko translating to "Kitten", as Tamura explores 8 new cats from strays to shop cats through deceptively simple pieces of melodic appeal of warm color, tone & texture; absolutely charming.
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Graves, Milford / Don Pullen: The Complete Yale Concert, 1966
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Originally issued in two volumes on their own SRP Records in 1966 & 67 as In Concert At Yale University and Nommo, the duo of drummer/percussionist Milford Graves and pianist Don Pullen are heard live in in this excitingly energetic and revelatory concert at Yale University, redefining the roles of their instruments during the most exploratory period of free jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Gregoretti, Francesco : Solid Layers, Deafening Shapes
(Toxo Records)

A solo percussion album from Francesco Gregoretti, employing traditional instruments and unusual object to create unique audio environment that use predictable rhythmic elements against capricious approaches, giving his playing a personal style fueled by resonance and natural feedback; an album that balances chaotic and structured environments in riveting ways.
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Icepick (Nate Wooley / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten / Chris Corsano): Hellraiser [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

The 3rd album from the improvising trio of Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums, is a live recording at the 2018 Experimental Sound Studio's Option Series, a smoldering session of collective improvisation that builds tension through impressive rhythmic texture and releases it in cathartic and passionate passages.
Squidco Pick

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Jordan, Kidd / Joel Futterman / Alvin Fielder Trio: Live At The Tampere Jazz Happening 2000

AVAILABLE AGAIN: A superb live album recorded at the 2000 Tampere Jazz Happening, Pakkahuone, Finland, and the 4th release from the trio of Kidd Jordan on tenor sax, Joel Futterman on piano, soprano sax & indian wooden flute, and Alvin Fielder on drums & percussion; improvisation performed like old friends, the album divided into six tracks plus an encore but performed as one long piece.
Squidco Pick

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Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori: Sand Storm
(Libra/ Circum-Disc)

The cooperative quartet Kaze of Satoko Fujii on piano, Peter Orins on drums, Christian Pruvost on trumpet, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, joins with elextroacoustic improviser Ikue Mori for seven exploratory pieces recorded in the studio after a one-week tour in Austria, France, and Russia, their enthusiasm for their extraordinarily unique group sound clearly evident.
Squidco Pick

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Kowald, Peter Quintet: Peter Kowald Quintet
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

First ever CD reissue of the only band under bassist Peter Kowald's own name, remastered; originally released by FMP in 1972, this is exemplary European Free Jazz from one of the orignal innovators in a quartet with Peter Kowald on tuba, bass, & alphorn, Gunter Christmann and Paul Rutherford on trombones, Peter van der Locht on alto saxophone, and Paul Lovens on drums.
Squidco Pick

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No Base Trio: No Base Trio
(Setola Di Maiale)

The trio of alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo, guitarist Gabriel Vicens, and drummer Leonardo Osuna, formed in 2010 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, emerging from a standards-based band influenced by jazz, rock, electronic and ambient music to a fully free improv group, focusing on creative improvisation that balances lyrical moments with raw sound & energetic momentum.
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Parker, Evan / Agusti Fernandez: Tempranillo
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Reissuing this astonishing 1995 studio recording, capturing the first encounter between two legendary free jazz performers--UK saxophonist Evan Parker on tenor and soprano saxophones and pianist Augustí Fernández--in an 8-part dialog of mercurial speed balanced with moments of passionate introspection, resissued with new mastering, restoring this essential meeting.
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Perelman, Ivo / Arcado String Trio: Deep Resonance
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Saxophonist Ivo Perelman declares that he "metamorphosed into a string instrument" himself while playing with the dynamic string trio drawn of NY Downtown luminaries--cellist Hank Roberts, violinist Mark Feldman and bassist Mark Dresser--blending technical mastery with profound creative impulse as the quartet weaves a tapestry of free jazz and instant composition.
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Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)

Plan Kruutntoone joins forces with avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt for a conceptual narrative blurring improvised music, compositional and rock forms, with a narrative based around Zorro and Rosa, geography (and Spielberg) and Brodski, or in their terms: composed and deranged music and lyrics (and other words) on guitars, basses, drums and a piano.
Squidco Pick

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Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)[VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

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Schlippenbach Quartet: Three Nails Left
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Remastered and with the original cover, the expanded Schlippenbach Trio of pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach, saxophonist Evan Parker on soprano & tenor, drummer/percussionist Paul Lovens, and German double bassist Peter Kowald, a stellar group captured in two incredibly inventive concerts at Third New Jazz Festival Moers and at Quartier Latin in 1974 & 1975.
Squidco Pick

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Wachsmann, Phil : Writing In Water
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

UK-based violinist Phillip Wachsmann, an essential player bringing contemporary approaches of indeterminacy, conceptualism and electroacoustics to the early community of improvisers and experimentalists, in a reissue of his 1984 Bead Records album, presenting his astute and sophisticated live solo performance for violin and electronics at the Actual Festival in July 1984, London.
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Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Adios Al Futuro

The 2nd release from the UK instrumental rock band Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keyboards & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwind, keyboards, synth bass & electronics, and Steve Dinsdale on drums, keyboards & electronics, expand their sound and referenes as they tug on the heartstrings of prog, krautrock and other advanced rock forms with modern and mellotron-fueled orchestration.
Squidco Pick

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   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Fall 2020 issue of Canada's finest new music magazine, focusing on guitars--hollow, heavy, bowed, cracked, pedalled, flung, trusty companions & feedback demons; Plus articles on Casey Koyczan, Susan Alcorn, Amy Brandon, Aidan Baker, Eliza Kavtion, C. Diab, Markus Lake, Catherine Debard, Cloud Chamber, &c; and an 11-track CD with music from the aforementioned.
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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

Weston Olencki: Solo Works (Creative Sources)
Weston Olencki: Solo Works (Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres / Abdul Moimeme: Aura (Creative Sources)
Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres / Abdul Moimeme: Aura (Creative Sources)

Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin/George Lewis: s/t (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)
Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin/George Lewis: s/t (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso: Reverse of Rebirth Reprise (MVD)
Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso: Reverse of Rebirth Reprise (MVD)


 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.


Przemyslaw Chmiel Quartet:
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Dan Clucas / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Matt Crane:
Universal or Directional
(Balance Point Acoustics)

Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci:
Conversations Vol. 1 [VINYL]

Joel Futterman :
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak:
Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Frode Gjerstad / Fred Lonberg Holm / Steve Swell / William Parker:
Tales From
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Konrad Strumpfel & The Set:
refrescoscopio [CASSETTE]
(Music a la Coque)

Lisbon String Trio / Luis Lopes:
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Lonberg-Holm / Pinheiro:
(Creative Sources)

Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra:
The Solar-Myth Approach (Vol. 1 & 2) [2 CDs]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

What Happens In A Year (SInton / Neufeld / Merega):
Ceremonie / Musique
(FiP recordings)

Otomo Yoshihide / Chris Pitsiokos:
Live in Florence [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

 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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