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SQUIDCO Email Update, June 18, 2021

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
June 18, 2021

"I don't think of something being better or worse,
Just different."
—Don Cherry

   Creative Artists

• Don Cherry
• Don Cherry New Researches Feat. Nana Vasconcelos
• Lowell Davidson Trio
• Heather Frasch/Ryoko Akama
• Free Music Quintet
   (Raaymakers/Van Der Locht/Somer/Rikkers/Courbois)
• Frond
• Rob Frye
• Gintas K
• Haco
• Jorgensmann/Del/Ramond/Kugel
• Katarsis4
• Michael Marcus
• Magda Mayas' Filamental
• Joe Morris/Damon Smith
• Seijiro Murayama
• Musica Elettronica Viva
• Alberto Pederneschi
• Plan Kruutntoone
• The Residents
• J Spaceman/J Coxon
• Wandering The Sound Quintet

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Blank Forms

Not Two
Open Systems Records
Our Swimmer
Relative Pitch
Someone Good


   Jazz & Improvisation

Cherry, Don New Researches Feat Nana Vasconcelos: Organic Music Theatre Festival de Chateauvallon 1972 [2 CDs]
(Blank Forms)

Trumpet player Don Cherry and Swedish visual artist Moki Cherry began a collaboration in the 1960s to create a warm and affirming space for creative music that became known as Organic Music Theatre, here in the very first performance from the 1972 Festival de jazz de Chateauvallon in France in a quintet with Nana Vasconcelos, Christer Gouirand & Doudou Gouirand.
Squidco Pick

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Cherry, Don: The Summer House Sessions [2 CDs]
(Blank Forms)

In July 1968 trumpeter Don Cherry assembled a group of Swedish musicians--Bernt Rosengren (sax & winds), Tommy Koverhult (saxophone & winds), Leif Wennerström (drums), Torbjörn Hultcrantz (bass), Jacques Thollot (drums) & Kent Carter (bass)--recording their session with the intention of releasing an album that never happened, the tapes now re-discovered 50 years later and finally available!
Squidco Pick

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Davidson, Lowell Trio: Lowell Davidson Trio [VINYL]

A reissue of pianist Lowell Davidson's 1965 ESP trio release with percussionist Milford Graves and bassist Gary Peacock, Davidson's only studio recording with a fascinating display of out riffs and progressions in a Cecil Taylor mode, propelled by a fantastic rhythm section, making this album both a document and a profound example of new directions in improvisation.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Free Music Quintet (Raaymakers / Van Der Locht / Somer / Rikkers / Courbois): Free Music 1 And 2 [VINYL]

This forward-thinking Dutch quintet led by percussionist Pierre Courbois released this album in 1968, recording their percussion-centric and enthusiastic collective free jazz at the farm of vibraphonist Erwin Sommer, with trumpeter Boy Raaymakers, saxophonist Peter Van Der Locht and bassist Ferdinand Rikker'; a passionately joyful and impressive example of European Free Jazz.
Squidco Pick

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

Taking its album title and the titles for three compositions from poems by Laura Winter, the German jazz quartet led by clarinetist Theo Jörgensmann with Christopher Dell on vibes, Christian Ramond on double bass and Klaus Kugel on drums present an advanced example of modern creative, chamber-oriented collective free jazz with a stunning level of communication.
Squidco Pick

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Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas): Live At The Underground Water Reservoir

Using the natural resonance of the Liepkalnis underground water reservoir in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Katarsis4 saxophone quartet of Arminas Bizys, Algirdas Janonis, Danielius Pancerovas and Kazimieras Jusinskas merge free improvisation, both melodic and through extended tetechniques, with composed forms and folk music, capturing this extended work of beguiling and powerful music.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas): Live At The Underground Water Reservoir [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
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Marcus, Michael: Stone Jump
(Not Two)

Michael Marcus composed these lyrical jazz works to create a message about "New York City realities", recorded in two studio sessions with Marcus on soprano & tenor sax, octavin, A clarinet & tarogato, along with Denton Darien on piano, John Austria on Fender Rhodes, Tyler Mitchell on bass, Warren Smith on drums & percussion, and Lawrence Feldman on alto flute.
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Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Confluence
(Relative Pitch)

Composed by pianist Magda Mayas for an octet of superb avant improvisers including Rhodri Davies, Zeena Parkins, Michael Thieke, Angharad Davies, &c. and performed live at the 2019 Music Unlimited 33, in Wels, Austria, this extended work uses a graphic score to interpret 12 photographs taken over an hour observing the merging waters of the Rhone and the Arve rivers.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Morris, Joe / Damon Smith: Gusts Against Particles [VINYL]
(Open Systems Records)

The first concentrated duo of two improvisers who have worked together in other groupings since 2006 from guitarist Joe Morris and double bassist Damon Smith, recording a set of five extended and technically stunning conversations, a mesh of texture and motion through charged creative drive, merging their strings among often inexplicable technique to create thrilling dialogs.
Squidco Pick

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Murayama, Seijiro: Mi-Tai
(Ftarri / Hitorri)

Eight improvised performances on percussion from Paris-based drummer/percussionist Seijiro Murayama recorded in 2019 using acoustic sources from snare drums, mallets, brushes, voice, steel tables, gong and voice, captured in four locations around France and in Mishima City, Japan, each exploring new compositional methods and ways to improvise within them.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Musica Elettronica Viva: Spacecraft [VINYL]
(Our Swimmer)

One of the original innovators in electroacoustic improvisastion, the Italy-based group Musica Elettronica Viva with the core of Alvin Curran, Fredrick Rzewski, and Richard Teitelbaum are heard live at the Academy of Arts, in Berlin, Germany, on October 5th, 1967 in a sextet format using contact mics, electronics, trumpet, amplified gas plate, moog, voice and saxophone.
     Buy      $26.95          

Pederneschi, Alberto: Microcosmo

Using prepared drums drums, objects, voice, and Kalimba, Italian drummer Alberto Pederneschi presents eight solo works recorded in the studio, an unhurried but authoritative set of pieces that merge composed and improvised sections, drawing and evoking a narrative sense in coherent arrangements and intimate story telling.
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Spaceman, J / J Coxon: Play The Red Krayola Live 1967 [VINYL]

J Spaceman and J Coxon play the music of avant rock band The Red Krayola! through two guitars, feedback, metronomes and a music box, recording during preparation for a joint performance by J Spaceman and J Coxon as part of: Art and Language: Letters to The Jackson Pollock Bar in the Style of The Red Krayola, Lisson Gallery New York, October 2019.
     Buy      $27.95          

Wandering The Sound Quintet (Satoko Fujii / Guillermo Gregorio / Natsuki Tamuyra / Rafat Mazur / Ramon Lopez): What Is...?
(Not Two)

The first Wandering The Sound album in 2018 was the trio of Argentinian reedist Guillermo Gregorio, Spanish drummer Ramón López and Polish bassist Rafał Mazur, here extended to a quintet with pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura for a 2019 concert at Alchemia in Poland, a masterful example of free improv based on a poem by Ikkyu Sojun, a Zen master from the 15th century.
Squidco Pick

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Frasch, Heather / Ryoko Akama: Linking
(Ftarri / Meenna)

US sound artists Heather Frasch and UK Ryoko Akama, who together run the mumei journal exploring the relationship between text and sound, in works commissioned by Bruno Duplant based on written texts, each interpreted, recorded and edited by the other using objects, field recordings, electronics, cello & voice, with one piece from Frasch and two versions from Akama.
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Frond: Always There, Somewhere [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Frond, aka Richard Bultitude, is a UK sound artist who creates rich soundscapes of guitar, synthetics, field recordings and other ethereal elements, the mix of live instrumentation over drone and ambient environments adding warmth and personality to beautifully crafted works, each exuding a sense of inner calm through innately melodic music replete with detail.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Frye, Rob: Exoplanet [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

A sparkling album of electronics, synths and drums from Chicago composer and improviser Rob Frye, performed with cohorts from previous bands including Cooper Crain, Nick Ciontea, Daniel Quinlivan (all of Bitchin Bajas), along with improvisers Quin Kirchner, Ben Lamar Gay, Macie Stewart, &c; upbeat and sometimes introspective works of wonder and psychedelic excitement.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Gintas K: Variations in a​-​moll for a granular synthesis [CD + DOWNLOAD]

Six variations in Lithuanian sound artist and composer Gintas K's work composed during an art residency in MoKS (moks.ee), Estonia, each variation between 8 to 12 minutes long evolving interactions between granulated and continuously shifting computer generated sounds, thick electronics that leaves space amidst the synthetics to create digestible and intriguingly compelling works.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Haco: Nova Naturo
(Someone Good)

Drawing inspiration from mythologies surrounding ideas of rebirth, Haco's unique sense of ambience within song structures creates beautiful environments of rich detail and encompassing warmth, performed with an eclectic group including improvising guitarist Manuel Adnot, pianist Tetsuji Matsuo, Stabilo (Speaker Gain Teardrop), Tarnovski (Gurun Gurun), and Keiichi Sugimoto (Vegpher).
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          



Plan Kruutntoone: Wat Doen De Handen [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

The fifth album from Amsterdam avant rock band Plan Kruutntoone led by Hans Visser on guitar, banjo & voice, and drummer/percussionist Chris Müller, is a diverse set of recording that bring a sense of isolation and introspection, including spoken word pieces with Samuel Beckett text fragments, and a string quartet composed by Hans Visser; unique and singular.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Residents, The: Leftovers Again?!?: Limited Edition [VINYL RSD]

Following the enthusiastic critical and commercial response to their pREServed reissue series, which has produced hundreds of previously unheard recordings from the band's master tape archive, The Residents now explore the original multitrack tapes for their seminal 1970s output, sixteen never before heard alternate versions, unreleased curios and long-forgotten oddities.
     Buy      $24.95          


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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.


Arcane Device:

Jeremy Baysse:
In C
(Creative Sources)

Comes & Simonis:
Regering [CD + DOWNLOAD

Frode Gjerstad / Isach Skeidsvoll:
Twenty Fingers
(Relative Pitch)

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

Amirtha Kidambi / Matteo Liberatore:
(Astral Editions)

Matthijs Kouw:
The Great Image Has No Form [CD + DOWNLOAD]

Stefano Leonardi / Antonio Bertoni:
(Astral Spirits)

Francisco Lopez :
Untitled (2019) [CD + DOWNLOAD]

Liuda Mockunas (w/ Yoshihide / Sakata / Umezu / Koketsu / Hayashi):
In Residency at Bitches Brew

Aaron Novik:
(Astral Spirits)

Two Crumbling Shapes [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Torsten Papenheim :
(Creative Sources)

Jeff Parker / Rob Mazurek:
Some Jellyfish Live Forever

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

Phillips / Butcher / Solberg:
We met - and then
(Relative Pitch)

The Rileys (Terry Riley / Gyan Riley):
Way Out Yonder
(Sri Moonshine Music)

Gryphon Rue / Merche Blasco:
North of the Future [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Editions)

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

Chris Schlarb / Chad Taylor:
Time No Changes [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

Jos Smolders:

Lost In Labyrinth
(Casco Records)

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

Doctor Tromans Steve:
The Way

Yuma Uesaka / Marilyn Crispell:
(Not Two)

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

Various Artists:
Sharp, Elliott Presents I Never Metaguitar 5: Solo Guitars For The 21st Century

Daniel Vujanic:
Prosopagnosia [CD + DOWNLOAD]

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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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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