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SQUIDCO Email Update August 5, 2022

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
August 5, 2022

"We must be as pure as our music."
—Albert Ayler

   Creative Artists

• Ackerley/Shiroishi/Williams/Stewart/Nazary
• Albert Ayler Quintet
• Daniel Carter/Jim Clouse
• Daniel Carter/Watson Jennison/William Parker/Federico Ughi
• Richard Comte
• Cordoba (Tong/Novak/Cunningham/Bain-Selbo/Hagood/Upton-Davis)
• Markus Eichenberger/Christoph Gallio
• Chad Fowler/WC Anderson
• Eva-Maria Houben
• Hurt/Fowler/Parker/Santacruz/Griffen
• Lee/Lonberg-Holm/Fluke-Mogul/Mattrey/Olencki
• Yaroslav Likhachev Quartet
• Kyle Motl/Patrick Shiroishi
• Adrianne Munden-Dixon/Leo Chang
• Christopher Parker/Kelley Hurt
• Physique (Sam Scranton/Neil Quigley)
• Michael Pisaro-Liu
• Eddie Prevost
• Jon Rose
• Craig Shepard
• Ziv Taubenfeld's Full Sun
• Turbulence

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

577 Records
Clean Feed
Edition Wandelweiser Records
Evil Clown
ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd

Mahakala Music
Music For Contemplation, Inc.
Notice Recordings
Recommended Records


   Jazz & Improvisation

Ackerley, Jessica / Patrick Shiroishi / Chris Williams / Luke Stewart / Jason Nazary: SSWAN: Invisibility is an Unnatural Disaster
(577 Records)

Rugged, experimental and avant jazz in the debut album from the SSWAN group of Patrick Shiroishi on saxophones, Chris Williams on trumpet, Jessica Ackerley on electric guitar, Luke Stewart on bass and Jason Nazary on drums, the group focused first on sound and velocity rather than pitch and harmonic information as they carve out a unique space between free jazz and free improv.
Squidco Pick

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Ayler, Albert Quintet: At Slugs' Saloon 1966, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Combining the two Italian ESP/BASE LPs from 1982 and the 1995 ESP reissues, this spectacular concert with perhaps Ayler's most essential band--Ayler on tenor sax, Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, Lewis Worrell on double bass and Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums--is fully remastered to bring out more details from the complete, ecstatic 1966 concert.
Squidco Pick

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Carter, Daniel / Jim Clouse: Playing Retention
(Mahakala Music)

Known first as one of New York's finest audio engineers running Park West Studios, Jim Clouse is also a drummer and saxophonist, this his first recorded foray into free jazz partnering with legendary multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter on sax, trumpet, piano & drums, for seven diverse and extremely well informed improvisations as each follows their natural inclinations.
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Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi: Live! Volume 1: Erie
(577 Records)

Working together in tours and recording since 2005, the NY trio of multi-reedist and wind player Daniel Carter, bassis William Parker and drummer/percussionist Federico Ughi are joined by saxophonist Watson Jennison also on flute, recorder and keyboards for this enlightened album of modern and transcendent jazz in a limited, remastered LP edition with bonus material.
Squidco Pick

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Cordoba (Brianna Tong / Eric Novak / Cam Cunningham / Zach Bain-Selbo / Khalyle Hagood / Zach Upton-Davis): Specter

Combining elements of neo-soul, jazz fusion and hip hop, the Cordoba genre-bending sextet from Chicago use their warm, slightly off-center grooves to present vocalist Brianna Tong's articulate lyrics that observe and reflect on the state of world, the band's arrangements extended on five songs with the Latin America-influenced Kaia String Quartet.
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Eichenberger, Markus / Christoph Gallio: Unison Polyphony
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

A seeming contradiction in terms, the unison voices and divergent polyphony that emerges best describes the subtle interactions between these two Swiss reed players--Markus Eichenberger on clarinet and Christoph Gallio (Day & Taxi) on soprano and C-Melody saxophones--their "harmony of coherence" strategies guiding their melodic interlacing and fragmentation.
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Fowler, Chad / WC Anderson: Lacrimosa
(Mahakala Music)

Free jazz recorded one person at a time from the duo of saxophonist Chad Fowler and WC "Chad" Anderson who, constrained by pandemic, chose to create "simulated concerts" by exchanging solo recording, each starting the process for different pieces and surprised at how "live" the results felt, as they built up the twelve excellent, rule-breaking tracks of this album.
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Hurt, Kelley / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Bernard Santacruz / Anders Griffen: Nothing But Love, the Music of Frank Lowe
(Mahakala Music)

A tribute to avant jazz saxophonist and composer Frank Lowe by assembling players who had never previously played together, but who had all individually performed and been influenced by Lowe: Chad Fowler on saxophones, Christopher Parker on piano, Bernard Santacruz on bass, Anders Griffen on drums & trumpet, Kelley Hurt on vocals and Bobby Lavell on saxophone.
Squidco Pick

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Lee, Charmaine / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Gabby Fluke-Mogul / Joanna Mattrey / Weston Olencki: Live in Accord [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

Four configurations of far-reaching free improv at Notice Recordings's 2021 event in Accord, NY: a solo performance by Charmain Lee on voice & electronics; a duo between Lee and Weston Olnecki on synths & trombone; a trio from Gabby Fluke-Mogul on violin, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and Joanna Mattrey on viola; a duo between Lonberg-Holm and Olencki.
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Likhachev, Yaroslav Quartet: Occasional Sketches
(Clean Feed)

Performing the embracingly angular compositions of Russian-born, German-based saxophonist Yaroslav Likhachev that pivot on hard bop transformed through inventive approaches, since 2016 Likhachev's Quartet with Yannis Anft on piano, Conrad Noll on bass and Moritz Baranczyk on drums have pursued new forms of expression while maintaining jazz, traditions here in nine well-defined "sketches".
Squidco Pick

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Motl, Kyle / Patrick Shiroishi: Apparitions [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

The second album on Notice Recordings for West Coast free improvising saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi is a duo with San Diego-based double bassist Kyle Motl, in an exceptionally well-balanced example of powerful expression from both players, free blowing and turbulent exchanges offset by experimental introspective passages in four extended and excellent improvisations.
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Parker, Christopher / Kelley Hurt: No Tears Suite
(Mahakala Music)

Celebrating the temerity and successes of the students known as the Arkansas "Little Rock Nine", who in 1957 set a precedent as they fought to enter a segregated high school, in six pieces written by pianist Christopher Parker and vocalist Kelley Hurt, who narrates the student's successes over the powerfully uplifting and reflective music of a six piece jazz band.
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Prevost, Eddie: Collider-Scope: Or, Whose Drum is it, Anyway?

A series of impressive improvised solo drum performances by AMM/Matchless leader Eddie Prévost performed at Network Theatre in London, 2012, three pieces with each demonstrating a different characteristic of his remarkably creative and technically virtuosic playing, first with drum sticks, then with "Hands, brush, hands", and finally "Sticking it too".
Squidco Pick

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Rose, Jon: Rosin [3 CDs + 1 Data Disk + Book]
(Recommended Records)

Limited Quantity at a Reduced Price: A 3 CD box set with a booklet and bow hair marking violinist/conceptualist Jon Rose's 60th birthday, all previously unreleased works ranging from radio documentary and radio fiction to virtuoso performances using acoustic violin and his hyperstring interactive bow system.
Squidco Pick

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Taubenfeld's, Ziv Full Sun: Out Of The Beast Came Honey
(Clean Feed)

Amsterdam-based bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld's sextet perform the leader's innovative compositions that include a tribute to alto saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc, and a graphic composition for Sunny Murray, in a band with Michael Moore (sax & clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone), Nico Chientaroli (piano), Omer Govreen (double bass) and Onno Govaert (drums & percussion).
Squidco Pick

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Turbulence: Roughness Of Surfaces
(Evil Clown)

Using David Peck's "Broad Palate" concept to introduce frequent variation in sonorities through changing instrumental combinations, this live performance of Turbulence, the extended horn section of the Boston collective Leap of Faith Orchestra, presents the largest assemblage of performers for the group yet, and introduces the 17-string bass to the Evil Clown arsenal.
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Comte, Richard: Derive de la base et du sommet

Translating to "Base and vertex drift", French guitarist Richard Comte (Hippie Diktat, Vegan Dallas) present four darkly ominous solo works on electric guitar through slowly shifting chords and deep reverberation, punctuated with ringing tones and light moments that peer through sonic clouds, his ambience a backdrop to alternations of lucidity and submersion.
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Munden-Dixon, Adrianne / Leo Chang: Some Time [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

Unusual interactions between electronically manipulated violin and an AMPIRI--an electronically enhanced Korean double reed instrument--from the Brooklyn duo of Leo Chang and Adrianne Munden Dixon, seven improvisations numbered "Sixteen" to "Twenty-Two", each a uniquely idiosyncratic exchange from quick slippery dialog to raspy dissonance of unexpected directions.
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Physique (Sam Scranton / Neil Quigley): Curve Tote

Creating soundscapes from homemade instruments, Text-To-Speech, AI voices, lap steel guitar, found objects, field recording, &c., the duo of sound artists Sam Scranton from Chicago and Neil Quigley from Kilkenny, Ireland, present six unusually unfolding compositions of deceptively relaxed environments layered with mysterious elements and a sly sense of humor.
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Houben, Eva-Maria : 4 For Four
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

A work for percussion in thirty-four succinct movements from German composer Eva-Maria Houben and performed by the Frantic Percussion Ensemble of Markus Behn, David Gutfleisch, Simon Gutfleisch, Gunnar Kötke and Jonathan Szegedi, each section using broad and patient spacing to highlight a fascinating mix of traditional and unusual percussive devices.
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Pisaro-Liu, Michael : Two Scrolls From Western Australia
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Composer Michael Pisaro-Liu asked guitarist Jameson Feakes and saxophonist Josten Myburgh to each select a location in Western Australia and make a set of field recordings at different times of day, providing the basis for a musical scroll akin to Chinese scroll paintings, each musician then a poetic character placed into the virtual landscape of their recordings.
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Shepard, Craig: Broken Silence
(Music For Contemplation, Inc.)

The music to composer Craig Shepards performance work that presents listeners with text drawn from court testimony in the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, here concentrating on the quiet long tones generated by wind instruments and ebow strings, where pure tones pass between the musicians to build a pulsating chord that then drops away tone by tone.
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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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 Stay Current With Squidco

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AAVD Trio (Alexander Adams / Danny Andrade / Daniel Van Duerm):
Anti Glow

Abhorrent Expanse (Polipnick / Fratzke / Courage / Glenn):
Gateways To Resplendence

Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace:
The Inflatable Leviathan [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Tripticks Tapes)

Nat Baldwin:
Autonomia II: Recombinations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLAOD]
(Traced Objects)

Nat Baldwin :
(Tripticks Tapes)

Maya Bennardo / Erik Blennow Calaly / Kristofer Svensson:
Two Skies
(thanatosis produktion)

Samuel Blaser / Consort In Motion:
A Mirror To Machaut

Ollie Brice (w / Challenger / Glaser / Yarde / Musson / Crowley / Bonney / Macari / Roberts / Hunter):
Trio / Octet: Fire Hills [2 CDs]
(West Hill Records)

Richard Comte:
Endless Tapes [CASSETTE]

Richard Comte:
Travel Patterns [EP]

Richard Comte / Julien Pontvianne:
Sunken Music

Gareth Davis / Machinefabriek:
Standards (of Sorts)
(Sublime Retreat)

Thom Elliott:
Human Heart Worm [CASSETTE]
(Tribe Tapes)

John Franek:
About The Color Of The Moon
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Guillaume Gargaud / Patrice Grente:
Intuition's Days
(Open Systems Records)

Sage Harlow J :
Variations Without A Theme (Drones Ongs)
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Bill Harris:
Blinking Glue

Heroes Are Gang Leaders:
LeAutoRoiOgraphy [BLACK VINYL]
(577 Records)

Hippie Diktat:
Gran Sasso

Hippie Diktat:
Gran Sasso [VINYL]

Henry Kaiser / Anthony Pirog:
Figure / Ground
(Ramble Records)

Amirtha Kidambi / Luke Stewart:
(Tripticks Tapes)

Leap Of Faith:
Revealing The Essence
(Evil Clown)

Wade Matthews / Carmen Morales:
Fall Five Improvisations
(Aural Terrains)

Wills McKenna / Norman W. Long / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris:
Anemoi [2 CDs]

Allen Moore / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris:

Philippakopoulos, Anastassis :
Piano 1 Piano 2 Piano 3
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Quatuor Umlaut (Karl Naegelen / Morton Feldman):
(Umlaut Records)

Jon Rose:
State of Play [2 CDs]
(Recommended Records)

Success Pistols (Finer / Bevins / Davidovici / Hong):
First Shot

Stefan Thut:
(Inexhaustible Editions)

Brianna Tong / Johanna Brock / Andrew Scott Young / Ishmael Ali:

Federico Ughi:
The Space Within
(Slam Productions)

Fabrice Villard / Pierre-Stephane Meuge:
Musique Logique

Florian Wittenburg :
1- Bis 4-Stimmig
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Zorn / Chadbourrne / Bradfield / Baker / Hutton:
John Zorn's OIympiad - Vol. 2 Fencing 1978

John Zorn (Marsella / Roeder / Smith):
Suite for Piano

Rutger Zuydervelt / Bruno Duplant:
(Sublime Retreat)

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