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     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
December 18, 2020

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   Creative Artists

• Chris Abrahams
• Brennan/do Mar/Rodrigues/Mira/Faustino/Moimeme
• Andrea Centazzo /Elisabeth Harnik
• Don Cherry
• Marc Copland
• Lol Coxhill/Fred Frith
• Jimmy Giuffre
• Spencer Grady/Fermata Ark/Mark Wastell
• Choi Joonyong/Jin Sangtae
• Eyvind Kang
• Pauli Lyytinen/Maciej Garbowski/Krzysztof Gradziuk
• Mateen/Dell/Ramond/Kugel
• Rodrigues/Rodrigues/Marty/Carl Santos
• The Seen
• Akio Suzuki
• Toyozumi/Countryman/Tan
• Toshiya Tsunoda/Taku Unami
• Fay Victor's Soundnoisefunk

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

ChapChap Records
Creative Sources

Ideologic Organ
Listen! Foundation


   Jazz & Improvisation

Abrahams, Chris: Appearance

Distilling his work with the trio The Necks, Australian pianist Chris Abrahams extends his solo discography with this gorgeous album of two extended improvisations recorded in the studio in Sydney, performing on a beautifully resonant acoustic piano as he unfolds each work, intensely personal and rich in Abrahams' unique way of evolving melody and form.
Squidco Pick

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

A studio recording from the electroacoustic sextet of saxophonist & cornetist Patrick Brennan, Red Trio bassist Hernani Faustino, and Creative Sources collaborators Maria do Mar on violin, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Abdul Moimeme on electric guitars & objects, in a spirited set of concise and open-minded free improvisations.
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Centazzo, Andrea / Elisabeth Harnik: Duophonic Landscape

Recorded in a winery in Gorizia, Italy, in 2019, Austrian based pianist and composer Elisabeth Harnik, who works in both composed and improvised music, joined with Italian-born American composer, percussionist, multimedia artist and Ictus label leader Andrea Centazzo to perform this series of creative and authoritative "Duophonic Landscapes".
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Cherry, Don: Where Is Brooklyn? [VINYL]

A reissue of Don Cherry's 1969 Blue Note album with Ed Blackwell on drums, Henry Grimes on bass, and Pharoah Sanders on tenor saxophone & piccolo, with liner notes by Ornette Coleman, originally recorded in 1966 by Rudy Van Gelder at his studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, using abstract foundations to allow for well-focused group interaction and freedom.
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Copland, Marc: John (for John Abercrombie)

Working together first in Chico Hamilton's quartet in 1971, through his quartet with Drew Gress and Joey Barron, pianist Marc Copland's close friend and collaborator, guitarist and composer John Abercrombie, passed in 2017; this solo album of Abercrombie's compositions is expressed with a unique insight and compassion that no other player could convey.
Squidco Pick

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Coxhill, Lol / Fred Frith: French Gigs
(Klanggalerie )

A uniquely eccentric free improv album by Fred Frith on electric guitar and Lol Coxhill on soprano sax, originally released in 1983 on the French AAA label, the album assembles recordings from the "Musiques de Traverses" Festival 1981, 1978 concerts in Sainte Croix, in Poitiers, and at M.J.C. Aliénor D'Aquitaine in Limoges, plus additional material from 1999 in Munchen & London.
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Giuffre, Jimmy : The Atlantic And Verve Collection [4 CD BOX SET]

Containing eight complete albums originally released between 1956 and 1960 on Atlantic and Verve Records, this box set serves as an excellent introduction to Texas/West Coast and New York-based American jazz clarinettist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger Jimmy Giuiffre, presenting his work in more traditional, albeit uniquely creative, jazz settings.
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Lyytinen, Pauli / Maciej Garbowski / Krzysztof Gradziuk: Swords [2 CDs]
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

A warm and relaxed saxophone trio album led by Finnish tenor saxophonist Pauli Lyytinen (Raoul Bjorkenheim's eCsTaSy), Polish double bassist Maciej Garbowski and drummer Krzysztof Gradziuk (RGG), the three focused on deeply expressive interaction and lyrical finesse, while performing live at Institute of Music Performance, in Katowice, Poland, in 2019.
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Mateen, Sabir / Christopher Dell / Christian Ramond / Klaus Kugel: Creation

NY tenor saxophonist Sabir Mateen joins the German trio of Christopher Dell on vibes, Christian Ramond on double bass, and Klaus Kugel on drums, all memebers of the Theo Jorgensmann Quartet, for a live recording at A-Trane, in Berlin in 2012, finding all three energetically enthusiastic and often driven by Mateen's unique personality in performance.
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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos: Sur Nos Pas Dans La Clarte Du Jour
(Creative Sources)

A live performances at CreativeFest 2018 in Lisbon from the electroacoustic quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Fred Marty on double bass, and Carlos Santos on electronics, the title translating to "On our footsteps in the light of day" as the improvisers merge strings and electronics through spirited and radiant playing.
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Seen, The: For Sake Of Joy Of Study Of Oneself Together

Inspired by a work by John Stevens from 1991, Mark Wastell developed this work merging narration and improvisation by transcribing the text from Steven's performance, preseanted here by an electroacoustic ensemble including Phil Durrant, Dominic Lash, Bertrand Denzler, Jennifer Allum &c, yielding an enveloping and fascinatingly mysterious piece presented in two versions.
Squidco Pick

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Toyozumi / Countryman / Tan: Chasing the Sun
(ChapChap Records)

Two live sets at Tago Jazz Cafe in the Philippines in 2018 from the trio of master percussionist Sabu Toyozumi on drums, American ex-pat Rick Countryman on alto saxophone, and Simon Tan on acoustic bass, this their 3rd album of solid free improvisation of extended and masterful discourse, unusual percussive devices, and powerful rhythmic foundation.
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Victor, Fay's Soundnoisefunk: We've Had Enough!

Fay Victor's cry of frustration over the state of the country and a determination to find power and joy in spontaneous creativity, as manifested via voice, song and text in 8 Victor compositions performed with an authoritative set of improvisers — Sam Newsom on soprano sax, Joe Morris on electric guitar, and Reggie Nicholson on drums — recorded in concert at Firehouse 12.
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Grady, Spencer / Fermata Ark / Mark Wastell: Thus : Excerpts From A Smaller Work

UK sound artist Fermata Ark, aka Harry Smith, composed this work from improvisations recorded by Mark Wastell performing on cello, double bass and harmonium, and Spencer Grady performing on 5-string banjo, ebow, violin bow and brass slide, creating an extended work of immersive and mesmerizing textures and tones, sounds rising and falling in sublime and passionate ways.
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Joonyong, Choi / Jin Sangtae: Hole in My Head

Recording in two locations in Seoul by Taku Unami, electronic, sound and noise artists Choi Joonyong and Jin Sangtae present a series of unusual interactions using sonic events, concrete and acousmatic interjections and aberrant expression, patiently conveying each event with clarity and intention and an almost theatrical sense of drama and narrative.
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Suzuki, Akio: Zeitstudie [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

Referring to "Study Time", Zeitstudie presents two works each for two instruments developed by sound artist Akio Suzuki and recorded in Germany in 1984: the ANALAPOS, an echo instrument used to project the performer's voice across a coil spring; and the "De Koolmees" glass harmonica, 5 glass tubes in a metal frame that are struck or rubbed to create unique sounds.
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Tsunoda,Toshiya / Taku Unami: Wovenland 2 [2 CDs]

For their 2nd collaboration, sound artists Toshiya Tsunoda & Taku Unami present a series of acoustic experiments, each track using a single field recording — fishing spots, birds, a hiking trail, &c, — recording and manipulating those recordings using specific processes, seeking to emulate the way our minds process the senses that we encounter to create our perceived reality.
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Kang, Eyvind: Ajaeng Ajaeng [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Ideologic Organ)

Performing on Tanpura & tuba, composer Eyvind Kang explores a wealth of Asian instruments in a series of beautiful pieces investigating and elucidating the properties of each, culminating in the Korean instrument Ajaeng, used historically as a court instrument, here used in a more introspective and meditative role through well developed and recorded compositions.
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 Stay Current With Squidco

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

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Jaap Blonk / Lou Mallozzi / Ken Vandermark:

Christiane Bopp / Jean-Marc Foussat / Emmanuelle Parrenin:
Nature Still
(Fou Records)

Thanos Chrysakis :
(Auf Abwegen)

Marco Colonna / Alexander Hawkins:
Dolphy Underlined
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Chris Cundy:
(Aural Terrains)

Chris Dadge / Tim Olive:
Nice You!
(845 Audio)

Melaine Dalibert :
Infinite Ascent

Hendrick Eichler :
(Creative Sources)

Femme / Sunk Heaven / Jeph Jerman / Somnoroase Pasarelerele:
7 & 7 : VOL. 1 [VINYL 2 7-inch BOX]

Jean-Marc Foussat / Thomas Lehn:
(Fou Records)

Frequency Disasters (Beresford / Magaletti / Martino):
Frequency Disasters

Jurg Frey:
l'air, l'instant - deux pianos

Elisabeth Harnik / Steve Swell:
Tonotopic Organizations
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Kaluza / Majewski / Mazur / Trilla:
The Night of the Swift
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Shira Legmann:
Giacinto Scelsi: Suite No.9 / Quattro illustrazioni / Un Adieu

Phil Maguire / Tim Olive:
(845 Audio)

Rafal Mazur (feat. Satoko Fujii / Guilleromo Gregorio / Ramon Lopez / Natsuki Tamura / Artur Majewski):
The Great Tone Has No Sound [4 CDs]
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Kier Neuringer / Rafal Mazur:
The Continuum
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

The Remote Viewers :
Let the City Sleep
(Remote Viewers)

Bernard Santacruz / Michael Zerang:
Cardinal Point
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

The Sealed Knot (Beins / Davies / Wastell):

Matthew Shipp :
The Reward [VINYL 2 LPs]

Taku Sugimoto / Takashi Masubuchi:
Live At Otooto & Permian

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

Trevor Watts (feat. Moire Music Drum Orchestra / Mark Hewins / Jamie Harris / Gibran Cervantes):
A World View [5 CDs]
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

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