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SQUIDCO Email Update, June 4, 2021

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
June 4, 2021

"It's not just doing something because it's different,
It's doing something because it occurs to you right now."
—Jimmy Giuffre

   Creative Artists

• Andrea Centazzo/Steve Lacy
• Gerald Cleaver
• Carlo Costa
• Cranes: Muller/Risser/Marien
• Paul Dunmall
• EC
• The Funambulists (Faki/Lenkes/Grubisic)
• Jimmy Giuffre (w/Bley/Swallow)
• Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
• Haptic (Adam Sonderberg/Steven Hess/Joseph Clayton Mills)
• Elisabeth Harnik/Michael Zerang
• Isotope Ensemble
• Hirose Junji
• Keune/Lytton/Schneider/Hirt
• Christopher Kunz/Florian Fischer
• Carlo Mascolo/Joao Maderia/Felice Furioso
• Ivo Perelman/Gordon Grdina/Hamin Honari Trio
• Senyawa (Rully Shabara/Wukir Suryadi)

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Burning Ambulance Music
Cometa Edizioni
Creative Sources
ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd

Neither/Nor Records
Not Two
Notice Recordings
Positive Elevation/577 Records
Relative Pitch


   Jazz & Improvisation

Centazzo, Andrea / Steve Lacy: Scraps

"Scraps", or leftovers from the recording sessions of soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and drummer/percussionist Andrea Centazzo, the same sessions that yielded the albums Clangs and Tao, with remastered studio and live sessions in Udine, Bologna and other cities in Italy, plus a live recording from an audio cassette with Kent Cart on bass at Teatro Lirico in Milano.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Costa, Carlo : Silos
(Neither/Nor Records)

While on vacation in Rome in 2018, NY percussionist Carlo Costa took his portable recorder inside a grain silo in the countryside north of the city, eschewing traditional percussion for found bricks, pipes, rocks and branches found nearby, recording in the resonance of the silo with the sounds of cicadas and other ambiance permeating the silo as he unfolds this engrossing, thoughtfully paced improvisation.
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Cranes: Matthias Muller / Eve Risser / Christian Marien: Formation < Deviation
(Relative Pitch)

Darkly powerful sonic interaction through transformative use of their instruments, the trio of trombonist Matthias Müller,, drummer Christian Marien and pianist Eve Risser obscure their sources through non-traditional techniques, energetically and mysteriously evoking industrial mechanisms with riveting nuance and inventiveness, an exceptional achievement.
Squidco Pick

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Dunmall, Paul: Awakening Expectations

Two unique and adventurous takes on collective free improvisation led by Paul Dunmall and recorded in the studio, using the group that appears on his first Paul Dunmall Presents series in January 2020: Dunmall on tenor sax, John O'Gallagher on alto sax, Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Elliott Sansom on piano, Chris Mapp on electric bass and Miles Levin on drums.
Squidco Pick

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Funambulists, The (Tibor Takacs Faki / Laslo Lenkes / Goran Grubisic): The Funambulists

An energetic trio of Serbian free improvisers from Tibor Takacs Faki on reeds, Laslo Lenkes on guitar and Goran Grubisic on drums, Tibor Takacs Faki and Goran Grubisic both part of the rock band Wooden Ambulance, that energy translating into their indefatigable approach to collective improvisation, just keeping a lid on their rambunctious interaction.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Giuffre, Jimmy (w / Bley / Swallow): Free Fall Clarinet 1962, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre's 1963 Columbia album Free Fall, presenting trio performances with bassist Steve Swallow and pianist Paul Bley recorded after their 1961 European tour, along with duos between Giuffre and Swallow and several solo tracks from the clarinetist himself, propelling himself and his band into his sophisticated, risk-taking chamber jazz compositions.
Squidco Pick

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Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Eroina [VINYL - CLEAR]
(Cometa Edizioni)

A reissue of Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza's Eroina, recorded in Rome in 1971, in a series of improvisations each inspired by the effects of a different drug, through electronic glitch, skronky horns, heavy piano and funky drums, performed by the ensemble of Ennio Morricone, Mario Bertoncini, Egisto Macchi, Battisti D'Amario, Franco Evangelisti, & Walter Bianchi.
     Buy      $33.95      Listen          

Harnik, Elisabeth / Michael Zerang: Dream Disobedience
(Not Two)

The extended and absorbing live performance between Austrian pianist Elisabeth Harnik and Chicago drummer Michael Zerang at Španski Borci,in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2019 begins in restful interaction, Harnik often inside the piano and Zerang scraping and coaxing sound, building to a disruptive dream of intense interaction that ends in a turbulent awakening.
Squidco Pick

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Isotope Ensemble: Helium
(Creative Sources)

With an ensemble of adept improvisers including Luis Vicente on trumpet, Nuno Torres, Jose Lencastre and Bruno Parrinha on reeds, Luis Lopes on guitar, &c, Creative Sources leader and violist Ernesto Rodrigues' Isotope Ensemble examines the element "Helium" in a monumental 44-minute electroacoustic improvisation recorded live at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon.
Squidco Pick

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Keune, Stefan / Paul Lytton / Hans Schneider / Erhard Hirt: XPACT II

The XPACT quarter of late saxophonist Wolfgang Fuchs, percussionist/electronics artist Paul Lytton, bassist Hans Schneider and electric guitarist Erhard Hirt came together in the mid-80s from members of M.A.I. Orchestra and Übü Örchestrü, disbanding after 4 years and now reunited 34 years later as a quartet with Stefan Keuene replacing Fuchs, releasing this album of masterful free improv.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Kunz, Christopher / Florian Fischer: Die Unwucht
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

The Die Unwucht (The Imbalance) duo of saxophonist Christopher Kunz and drummer Florian Fische was formed to explore jazz tradition while looking for ways to break down restrictive boundaries and create their own forms of expression, achieving a great balance and equality in Kunz' lyrical playing with a Getz/Desmond sound against Fische's active interactions.
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Mascolo, Carlo / Joao Maderia / Felice Furioso: Cinestesia

After their first encounter at the M.I.A. Improvisation Festival in Atouguia de Balei, the trio of Carlo Mascolo on trombone, Joao Madeira on bass and Felice Furioso on percussion entered the Dwarte Studio in Lisbon to record these seven instant compositions, profound work from three players dedicated to finding unique expression and structure through free improvisation.
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Perelman, Ivo / Gordon Grdina / Hamin Honari Trio: The Purity Of Desire
(Not Two)

An exotic album of tradition-spanning improvisation from the trio of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perleman, oud player Gordon Grdina and percussionist Hamin Honari on tombak and daf, avoiding any cliches of "world fusion" as the effusive Middle Eastern rhythmic devices propel Perelman and Grdina into joyful flights of ecstatic playing that bridge the East and West.
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Cleaver, Gerald : Griots
(Positive Elevation/577 Records)

Drummer Gerald Cleaver continues his explorations in electronic music, taking his compositions of modular electronics, synthesis, FM tones, and muted drum machines into intricate and wide-ranging territory, compelling through the solid and natural rhythms he imparts to each piece, many of which are titled for musicians who have influenced him.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Cleaver, Gerald : Griots [VINYL]
(Positive Elevation/577 Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

EC: Oxid

Spanish electronic musician and artist Estanis Comella in 14 concise pieces of angular electronic rhythmic intersections and interventions, quirky pieces that deconstruct and reconstruct in unusual ways, using the electronica language of, but definitely not intended for, the young dance/edm generation.
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Haptic (Adam Sonderberg / Steven Hess / Joseph Clayton Mills): Weird Undying Annihilation [CASSETTE]
(Notice Recordings)

Formed in 2005, the Chicago trio Haptic of sound artists and composers Steven Hess, Joseph Clayton Mills, and Adam Sonderberg, release their 2nd album on Notice Recordings, a cinematic set of four compositions that use tense ambiance to introduce both visceral and observational sound, intense journeys of unpredictable movement, insinuation and curious culminations.
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Junji, Hirose: SSI-7

Known mostly as a saxophonist on the Japanese improvised music scene, Junji Hirose has also released a series of albums using self-made analog noise instruments, here using a device where balls and small objects are placed on a large, shallow, round metal plate and moved by a compressor, here in four tracks with different objects and one with no objects at all.
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Senyawa (Rully Shabara / Wukir Suryadi): Alkisah
(Burning Ambulance Music)

Since 2010 the Indonesian duo Senyawa of vocalist Rully Shabara and instrumentalist Wukir Suryadi have merged traditional Indonesian music with experimental approaches, heard here in their seventh album, released through a cooperative arrangement with more than 30 labels across the globe, in an attempt to decentralize the hierarchical structures of the music industry.
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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.

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Banks / Canha / Porter / Taylor:
Lost At Sea

Jeremy Baysse:
In C
(Creative Sources)

Drasler / Pascolo / Novello:
(Creative Sources)

Tanja Feichtmair / Damon Smith / Gino Robair:
The Shrilling of Frogs
(Balance Point Acoustics)

Heather Frasch / Ryoko Akama:
(Ftarri / Meenna)

Stephen Horenstein / Eyal Netzer:
Speaking Through The Walls
(Creative Sources)

Oier Iruretagoiena :

Jorgensmann / Del / Ramond / Kugel:
At the Fields Edge
(Not Two)

Joelle Leandre:
Beauty / Resistance [3 CD BOX]
(Not Two)

Charmaine Lee / Zach Rowden:
Butterfly Knife [CASSETTE]
(Notice Recordings)

Michael Marcus:
Stone Jump
(Not Two)

Magda Mayas' Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour):
(Relative Pitch)

Joe Moffett:
Stress Positions
(Neither/Nor Records)

Seijiro Murayama :
(Ftarri / Hitorri)

Koen Nutters:
Intervals, time and space between [2 CDs]

Torsten Papenheim :
(Creative Sources)

Alberto Pederneschi :

Guy-Frank Pellerin / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna :
Water Reflections

Schindler / Schimanski:
Ging Lenz Den Zwanzigsten Durchs Gebirg Order Nicht

Lost In Labyrinth
(Casco Records)

suzueri (Elico Suzuki):
Fata Morgana
(Ftarri / Hitorri)

Vasco Trilla / Liba Villaecchia:

Doctor Tromans Steve:
The Way

Yuma Uesaka / Marilyn Crispell:
(Not Two)

Un Poco Loco (Fourneyron / Beliah / Gesser):
(Umlaut Records)

Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela / Trinite):
(Creative Sources)

Matt Weston:
Four Lies In The Eavesdrop Business [VINYL 2 LPS]

Henk Zwerver / Raoul van der Weide:
Modeles Volatils
(Casco Records)

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