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SQUIDCO Email Update + Cost Sale, January 8, 2021

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
January 8, 2021

"Whatever musical thing you are hearing,
Be it a tone or a phrase or a chord or a piece,
Is an infinity in itself."
—Antoine Beuger

   Creative Artists

• Susan Alcorn Quintet
• Newton Armstrong: Plus-Minus Ensemble; Severine Ballon
• Martin Arnold
• Antoine Beuger/Apartment House
• Jaap Blonk/Lou Mallozzi/Ken Vandermark
• Marco Colonna/Alexander Hawkins
• Chris Cundy
• Femme/Sunk Heaven/Jeph Jerman/Somnoroase Pasarele
• Mary Halvorson's Code Girl
• Judith Hamann
• Elisabeth Harnik/Steve Swell
• Kaluza/Majewski /Mazur /Trilla
• La Casa/Guionnet/Horta/Murayama/Schatt
• Rafal Mazur (feat. Fujii/Gregorio/Lopez/Tamura/Majewski)
• Kier Neuringer/Rafal Mazur
• Pek Solo
• Bernard Santacruz/Michael Zerang
• Maya Verlaak
• Trevor Watts
   (feat. Moire Music Drum Orchestra + Hewins/Harris/Cervantes)

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Another Timbre
Aural Terrains
Evil Clown
Firehouse 12 Records

Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Relative Pitch


Squid Bubbles
Frends of Squid Cost Sale

This week until Sunday, January 10th, we're offering a set of more than 125 CDs, LPs, and Cassettes from our catalog of Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, Experimental and Rock-Based forms, on sale at our cost! Many of these are last copies of items that will be removed from our catalog, or which will be changed to special-order only. So take a look through this great set of albums, but hurry! This sale ends Sunday, January 10th at midnight.

Click Here to see the list of Sale Items!

Orders must be placed through our shopping cart, prices shown are the discounted price. In-stock items only, items will disappear from the store if they sell out. Sale items are not eligible for reward points. Sale ends Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 23:59 EST, GMT-5.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Alcorn, Susan Quintet: Pedernal
(Relative Pitch)

An innovator in integrating pedal steel guitar into modern improvised music, Cleveland-born, Baltimore-based pedal steel guitar player Susan Alcorn's quintet enlists a superb set of New York players--Mark Feldman on violin, Michael Formanek on double bass, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Ryan Sawyer on drums--taking on a diverse set of Alcorn compositions.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Blonk, Jaap / Lou Mallozzi / Ken Vandermark: Improvisers

The eighth release in the Kontrans "Improvisers" series is a live recording from Elastic Arts, in Chicago in 2019 from the trio of Jaap Blonk on voice & electronics, Lou Mallozzi on turntables, cds, mixer, microphone & organ pipes, and Ken Vandermark on clarinet, bass clarinet, & tenor & baritone saxophones, in a uniquely quirky, exuberant and extraordinary set of improvisations.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

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

A set of Eric Dolphy compositions and one Colonna composition in the style of Dolphy and a Dolphy-esque take on Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child", from pianist Alexander Hawkins and Marco Colonna on clarinet, bass clarinet & sopranino saxophones, recorded live in Rome in 2020 for a spirited and tender hommage to one of the great and most singular figures in jazz history.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl: Artlessly Falling [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

The 2nd Code Girl release from guitarist Mary Halvorson presents an embraceable and ambitious set of songs from 8 poetic forms for which Halvorson composed words & music, 3 of which are sung by Robert Wyatt, the others by Amirtha Kidambi, in a band with Thumbscrew members Michael Formanek (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), plus Maria Grand (sax) and Adam O'Farrill (trumpet).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $39.95      Listen          

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

The title referring to the spatial arrangement where sounds of different frequency are processed in the brain, New York trombonist Steve Swell and Austrian Elisabeth Harnik performing inside and out of the piano, are captured live at Martinsschlossl, in Vienna, Austria in 2019 for 8 free improvisations of immense creative drive and ebullient rapport.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Picking up where the 2013 Clean Feed album Tone Hunting left off, the quartet of Anna Kaluza on alto saxophone, Artur Majewski on cornet, Rafal Mazur on acoustic bass guitar, with drummer/percussionist Vasco Trilla replacing Kuba Suchar, the refreshed quartet is heard live at the University of Zielona Gora, Poland for an informed 6-part free improvisation.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Four settings with improvising bass guitarist Rafal Mazur, 4 CDs, the first a solo studio recording of two extended improvisations; the 2nd a duo with clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio; the 3rd a live concert at Baza Club in Krakow with trumpeter Artur Majewski; the 4th a quintet session with Gregorio, Satoko Fujii (piano), Natsuki Tamura (trumpet), & Ramon Lopez (drums).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $49.95      Listen          

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

Investigating the continuity of our perceptions through sound--the one sense that flows continuously into our awareness--through a concert at Baza Club in Krakow, Poland in 2018 between alto saxophonist Keir Neuringer and acoustic bass guitarist Rafał Mazur, using magnificent technique as they tentatively then boldy exchanges waves of the past, present and future.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Pek Solo: Pursuing the Ideal Limit of Inquiry
(Evil Clown)

The fourth PEK Solo effort of 2020 finds Boston-area reedist David Peck in a virtual duo with himself, using a digital delay in a call and response on a single instrument - the tenor saxophone - his primary horn for a large part of his early history, demonstrating his current improvisational thinking & language on his most familiar instrument.
     Buy      $8      Listen          

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

Seven succinct dialogs between two masterful rhythm improvisers--bassist Bernard Santacruz and drummer Michael Zerang--whose previous work with Jeff Parker, Joelle Leandre, Douglas Eward and Jean-Luc Cappozzo is distilled to this intimate setting, employing innate lyricism and unique approaches to their instruments to fascinate and captivate their listeners.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Five CDs with unique and joyfully creative aspects of saxophonist and composer Trevor Watts' work, from concerts and studio settings in the UK, US and South Americal in configurations of Trevor Watts Moiré Music Group, with the Enjambre Acustico Urukungolo, Trevor Watts' Moiré Music Drum Orchestra, and duos with Jamie Harris, and with Marc Hewins.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $64.95      Listen          



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

The 1st in SpleenCoffin's double-7" series, each featuring exclusive material and packaged in reclaimed 7" audio reel boxes, this volume featuring audio tracks by French synth duo FEMME; NYC's Sunk Heaven; a piece composed from a group recording of Jeph Jerman, Tim Barnes, Bill Hutson & Ten Byrnes; and a work from Romanian audio artist SOMNOROASE PĂSĂRELE.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Arnau Horta / Seijiro Murayama / Michaele-Andrea Schatt: Installations [CD + 24 page booklet]

A fascinating set of stereophonic electroacoustic compositions based on the recordings and mixes used for four sound installations in four galleries in France, impeccably captured and creatively edited: Eric La Casa & Jean-Luc Guionnet; Michaële-Andréa Schatt & Eric La Casa; Seijiro Murayama & Eric La Casa; and Arnau Horta & Eric La Casa.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Armstrong, Newton: Plus Minus Ensemble; Severine Ballon: The Way To Go Out
(Another Timbre)

Three minimal works for small ensemble incorporating electronics by Australian-born, UK-resident composer Newton Armstrong: 2 performed by the London-based Plus-Minus Ensemble directed by Mark Knoop as an acoustic quartet configuration and one as an electroacoustic quartet; and a solo work for multiple cello layers and resonance performed by Séverine Ballon.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Arnold, Martin: Stain Ballads
(Another Timbre)

The UK Apartment House ensemble perform four chamber works or lyrical ballads of slowly meandering melody, referenced as slow dances, by Toronto composer Martin Arnold: "Lutra" for solo cello & humming; "Stain Ballad" for a sextet of strings, piano, reed organ & percussion; "Trousers" for violin & cello; and "Slip" for cello, violin, bass clarinet & piano.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Beuger, Antoine / Apartment House: Jankelevitch Sextets
(Another Timbre)

The 4th album on Another Timbre from a series of pieces by composer Antoine Beuger, each acknowledging a cultural or intellectual figure, here titled for philosopher, musicologist, educator and one-time member of the French Resistance, Vladimir Jankélévitch, represented by Beuger in a large dramatic work performed by the Apartment House sextet.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Cundy, Chris: Mountains
(Aural Terrains)

Bass clarinetist Chris Cundy, uses the studio as a performance tool for accompaniment along with pre-recorded tapes, as he contrasts two different composers--Cornelius Cardew & Ton de Leeuw and their compositions titled "Mountains", alongside a Cardew graphic score piece, and 2 work for 5 bass clarinets, from Thanos Chrysakis and John Cage, the latter from his Numbers series.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

Hamann, Judith: Days Collapse
(Another Timbre)

Part of Another Timbre's Quarantine Commissions, Australian composer and artist in residence with HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Program) composed these beautifully contemplative and brooding works for cellos, electronics & voice during the 2020 pandemic, including a reworked version of her pieces on the erstwhile AMPLIFY 2020: Quarantine Festival.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Verlaak, Maya: All English Music is Greensleeves
(Another Timbre)

Five fascinating works by the Belgian composer Maya Verlaak, realized by Apartment House and soloists Sarah Saviet & Mark Knoop, experimental compositions including a work of personal reflection based on "Alouette"; a conceptual game piece; a composition layering pre-recorded segments of "Greensleaves"; and two interactive acoustic & computer pieces.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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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.


Audrey Chen / Phil Minton :
Frothing Morse
(Tour de Bras)

GGRIL + Jean-Luc Guionnet:
Tatouages Miroir
(Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc)

Jean-Luc Guionnet :
Solo La Decollation
(Tour de Bras)

Lisbon Improvisation Players:
(Clean Feed)

MoE w/ Mette Rasmussen / Ikuro Takahashi:
(Relative Pitch)

Matthias Muller / Eric Normand / Petr Vrba:
(Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc)

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

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