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SQUIDCO Email Update November 13, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 13, 2020

"Creativity is not a special gift,
But a kind of birthright."
—George Lewis

   Creative Artists

• 15 Kinder & Brotzmann/Van Hove/Bennink
• John Blum/Jackson Krall
• Diceros
• Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter
• Joel Futterman/Ike Levin Trio featuring Kash Killion
• Phillip Greenlief
• Hupata! (Rave/Warelis/Tuan Ku)
• Christina Kubisch
• George Lewis (w/ Derek Bailey/Douglas Ewart/Joelle Leandre/Steve Lacy)
• James Lewis Brandon Quartet (w/ Taylor/Ortiz/Jones)
• Oceans Roar 1000 Drums
• OM (Urs Leimgruber/Christy Doran/Bobby Burri/Fredy Studer)
• Evan Parker
• Chris Pitsiokos/Javier Areal Velez/Kevin Murray
• Guilherme Rodrigues
• Alexander von Schlippenbach
• Talibam! W/ Silke Eberhard/Nikolaus Neuser
• Horace Tapscott/The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra
• Tester/Caldwell
• Sam Weinberg/Henry Fraser/Weasel Walter

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

1039 Records
Astral Spirits
Carrier Records
Charles Lester Music
Creative Sources
Dark Tree Records

Relative Pitch
Sacred Realism
Tochnit Aleph


   Jazz & Improvisation

15 Kinder & Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink: Free Jazz und Kinder [VINYL]
(Tochnit Aleph)

Originally released in 1973 on the FMP label as 2 7" records, this obscure gem brings the European Free Improvising masters Peter Brötzmann (tenor sax), Fred Van Hove (piano) and Han Bennink (drums & percussion) into a workshop at Akademie der Kunste, Berlin to record with 15 children between the ages of 8 and 11, a curios merging of free jazz & interactive field recording.
     Buy      $26.95      Listen          

Blum, John / Jackson Krall: Duplexity
(Relative Pitch)

A dynamic and red-hot album of free improvisation from two New York legends--pianist John Blum and drummer/percussionist Jackson Krall--both in jaw-dropping form as they present two extended improvisations, "Blood and Bone" and "Wind and Wing", appropriate for the energy and intense and seemingly physically-defying technical skill each brings to their playing.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Diceros: Symbolic Boundary
(Creative Sources)

An electroacoustic octet drawn from the collaborative community surrounding Creative Sources, captured live during the Small Format Materials Festival at Galeria Monumental, in Lisbon in 2019, a subtle and substantial work of intimate tension and quietly detailed interaction, seemingly minimalistic yet dynamically a narrative evolution of sublime patience.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter : ST

Four unorthodox improvisations that evade idiomatic playing through "wantonly abstract" and unusual approaches to their instruments, keeping their listeners guessing where their playing might take them, from frequent collaborators Sandy Ewen on guitar, Damon Smith on bass, and Weasel Walter on drums & percussion, recording in the studio in Brooklyn, 2019.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin Trio featuring Kash Killion: LifeLine
(Charles Lester Music)

An intense and flexible exploration in free jazz from the West Coast trio of pianist Joel Futterman, saxophonist and bass clarinetist Ike Levin and cellist Kash Killion, Futterman also performing on curved soprano saxophone & wooden Indian flute, and Killion on African Wooden whistle, adding world elements to an intellectually energetic album worthy of Dolphy, Rivers, &c.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Greenlief, Phillip : Barbedwire: 37 Graphic Scores For Trio Volume One
(Creative Sources)

Four trios perform selections from composer and reedist Phillip Greenlief's BARBEDWIRE - 37 Graphic Scores For Trio, featuring John Bischoff, Kyle Bruckmann, Mark Clifford, Evelyn Davis, Tim Decillis, Gabby Fluke Mogul, Jane Rigler, and Tim Perkis, each composition a unique sonic sculpture, creating a diverse set of unique recordings realized by consummate performers.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Hupata! (Rave / Warelis / Tuan Ku): Microclimates [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Three improvisers from three different parts of the world working together in Amsterdam — Ada Rave from Argentina on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Marta Warelis from Poland on piano, Yung-Tuan Ku from Taiwan on percussion — in free collective works from pointillistic to chamber approaches, with a sense of humor and shared creative aesthetic.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Lewis, George (w/ Derek Bailey / Douglas Ewart / Joelle Leandre / Steve Lacy): Rainbow Family
(Carrier Records)

Recordings from 3 days of live performances in May, 1984 at the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in France, using AACM legend and computer music innovator George Lewis' interactive virtual improvisor sytem Rainbow Family in virtual duo, trio and quartet settings with Douglas Ewart, Joelle Leandre, Derek Bailey & Steve Lacy.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Lewis, James Brandon Quartet (w/ Taylor / Ortiz / Jones): Molecular

Inspired by molecular biology, saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis developed a unique system of composing, creating a surprising and beautiful music for the debut of his new quartet with drummer Chad Taylor, pianist Aruán Ortiz, and bassist Brad Jones, bringing lyricism and joyful playing to his sophisticated approach to the jazz tradition.
Squidco Pick

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OM (Urs Leimgruber / Christy Doran / Bobby Burri / Fredy Studer) : It's About Time

Extremely active from 1972-82, then reformed in 2008, and now entering a new phase of their improvisational journey, the OM quartet of Urs Leimgruber on saxophones, Christy Doran on electric guitar, Bobby Burri on double bass, and Fredy Studer on drums & percussion extend their transformative approach to free improv through what they refer to as "ElectroAcoustiCore".
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Parker, Evan: Monoceros [VINYL]

The four part "Monoceros" was recorded by saxophonist Evan Parker, here on soprano, in 1987, originally for the Incus label, here in a remastered form with Parker showing his masterful use of the extended techniques that have influenced a generation of players.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $28.95      Listen          

Pitsiokos, Chris / Javier Areal Velez / Kevin Murray: First Blush
(1039 Records)

Intended originally as a solo performance related to NY saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos' Relative Pitch release Speak In Tongues, Pitsiokos decided instead to expand the gig to a trio with assertive and demanding players Kevin Murray on drums & objects, and Argentinian guitarist Javier Areal Vélez, recording this savagely fun EP in the process.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Rodrigues, Guilherme: Cascata
(Creative Sources)

Portuguese cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, an essential performer in the Creative Sources community of free improvisers, recorded this album from a personal need to share his freedom as a cellist, arriving at the studio and playing for almost two hours with nothing pre-planned, recording 23 concise improvisations that he describes as "fluid as a waterfall".
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Schlippenbach, Alexander von : Piano Solo: Slow Pieces for Aki

A graceful and beautiful set of 21 improvisations composed by German pianist and European Free Improv legend Alexander von Schlippenbach for Japanese pianist and von Schlippenbach's spouse Aki Takase, emphasizing a lyrical and passionate deceleration of his profound technical skills to ring lyrically and even romantically as he expresses Takase's musical portrait.
Squidco Pick

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Talibam! W/ Silke Eberhard / Nikolaus Neuser: This Week Is In Two Weeks [VINYL]

Merging two collaborative free jazz pairings — New York's Talibam! duo of keyboardist Matt Mottel and drummer Kevin Shea with Berlin-based saxophonist Silike Eberhard and trumpeter Nikolaus Neuser, both members of I Am Three — recording in Berlin for two dynamic and far-ranging improvisations of exceptionally creative drive and concepts with unorthodox instrumentation.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Tapscott, Horace / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra: Ancestral Echoes: The Covina Sessions, 1976
(Dark Tree Records)

A well-recorded studio session from 1976 of pianist, composer and community educator Horace Tapscott with his Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a large and ecstatic ensemble with superb soloing; previously unissued, this is a major addition to Tapscott's catalog, and includes a 12 page color booklet with detailed information about the band, personnel and the recording.
Squidco Pick

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Weinberg, Sam / Henry Fraser / Weasel Walter : Grist

Hard-edged NY improvisation from the performing trio of Sam Weinberg on sax, Henry Fraser on bass and Weasel Walter on drums, who since 2017 have developed a group sound of powerful and fiercely determined free jazz roots using interesting instrumental technique, often muscular and urgent but also with periods of constrained interplay and dialog; an extremely well balanced band.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          



Kubisch, Christina: Italienische Stucke/Italian Pieces (1974-1984)
(Tochnit Aleph)

A conceptual performance piece from Christina Kubisch, composed and recorded between 1974-84 while in Italy, including a NY performance recorded by Phill Niblock, realized with Arturo Morfino on drums, guitar & objects and Fabrizio Plessi gargling water; an unusual, engrossing and excursive work integrating electronics, field recordings, wind instruments and voice.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Oceans Roar 1000 Drums: [VINYL]
(Sacred Realism)

Their first proper vinyl release since forming in 2008, this studio album recorded in Berlin finds Berlin saxophonist and electronic artist Bryan Eubanks, double bassist Andrew Lafkas, and NY drummer & cymbal player Tod Capp in an extended and dark improvisation, with Catherine Lamb's "secondary rainbow synthesizer" interacting and filtering their work as a 4th member.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Tester / Caldwell: Little Flower [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Medium to Lo-fi electronica with a relaxed ambient sense, an optimistic attitude and interesting details from the Indianapolis duo of keyboardists and electronic artists Landon Caldwell and Mark Tester, compositin with electric piano, marimba, vibraphone, effects, percussion, bass guitar, Casio SK1 & percussion; mesmerizing and absorbing work.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

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

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John Coltrane Quartet: My Favorite Things, Graz 1962 (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)
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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.


Ballrogg (Ellerhusen / Arntzen / Stackenas):
Rolling Ball
(Clean Feed)

Rasmus Borg:
(Creative Sources)

Patrick Brennan / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Hernani Faustino / Abdul Moimeme:
The Sudden Bird Of Waiting
(Creative Sources)

Juan Calvi / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues:
Los Ejes De Mi Carreta
(Creative Sources)

Chrome Hill:
This is Chrome Hill
(Clean Feed)

Legal Tender
(Clean Feed)

Hendrick Eichler :
(Creative Sources)

Kahil El'Zabar:
Kahil El'Zabar's America The Beautiful
(Spiritmuse Records)

Stephen Flinn:
Red Bell
(Creative Sources)

Franklin / Gill:
To My Left Is Where The Lake Is
(Creative Sources)

Susanna Gartmayer / Christof Kurzmann:
Smaller Sad
(Klanggalerie )

Andre Goncalves :

Luisa Goncalves :
(Clean Feed)

Charlotte Greve / Vinnie Sperrazza / Chris Tordini:
The Choir Invisible

Christoph Irniger Trio (w / Raffaele Bossard / Ziv Ravitz):
Open City

Jooklo Trio (Genta / Vanzan / Lopez):
It Is What It Is
(Relative Pitch)

Naoki Kita / Guilherme Rodrigues / Naoto Yamagishi :
(Creative Sources)

Krennerich / Schubert / Osswald / Fischer:
Degrees Above
(Creative Sources)

Andrew Lafkas:
Two Paths with Active Shadows Under Three Moons and Surveillance
(Sacred Realism)

Catherine Lamb / Harmonic Space Orchestra:
Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII
(Sacred Realism)

Lencastre / Nuno / Faustino / Valinho:
Anthropic Neglect
(Clean Feed)

Joao Lobo:

Samara Lubelski :
Partial Infinite Sequence
(Relative Pitch)

Miller / Mettler / Foisy:
(Notice Recordings)

Other Plastics (Dominic Coles / Hunter Brown):
Overtime Liquor
(Creative Sources)

Pan (Kim / Benes / Haag / Alsadi / Saremi):
I Had A Dream
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Almeida / Hencleeday / Parrinha / Parrinha / Santos / Valinho:
Spiegel II
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos:
Sur Nos Pas Dans La Clarte Du Jour
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Almeida / Andre Lanca / Bernardo Alvares / Felice Furioso:
Un Seul Regard Le Chant Petri De Beaute Un Mot Vert
(Creative Sources)

Marc Sabat / Harmonic Space Orchestra:
Gioseffo Zarlino (2015/2019)
(Sacred Realism)

Schindler / Kepl:
(Creative Sources)

Schubert / Schlippenbach / Blume:
(Relative Pitch)

[SNDNG STTNS] Kifpfmuller / Janek feat. Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Case Study: Sertao
(Creative Sources)

Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra:
A Fire Side Chat With Lucifer [VINYL]
(Modern Harmonic)

Sun Ra Arkestra:
(STRUT / Artyard)

Marie Takahashi / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Helena Espvall / Joao Valinho:
Queen Trot
(Creative Sources)

Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Expanded Ensemble, The:
(Clean Feed)

Savina Yannatou / Joana Sa:
Ways of Not Seeing
(Clean Feed)

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