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SQUIDCO Email Update August 12, 2022

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
August 12, 2022

"In my world,
The word "jazz" represents resistance, improvisation and swing."
—Mats Gustafsson

   Creative Artists

• AAVD Trio (Alexander Adams/Danny Andrade/Daniel Van Duerm)
• Ollie Brice
• Richard Comte/Julien Pontvianne
• Philip Corner
• Fire! w/ Stephen O'Malley/David Sandstrom
• Flying Luttenbachers, The
• Heroes Are Gang Leaders
• Hippie Diktat
• Eunhye Jeong (Jeong/Burik/Ridley/Mela/Kim)
• Henry Kaiser/Anthony Pirog
• Amirtha Kidambi/Luke Stewart
• Kirk Knuffke Trio (w/ Bisio/Shipp)
• Leap Of Faith
• Wade Matthews/Carmen Morales
• Allen Moore/Ishmael Ali/Bill Harris
• Quatuor Umlaut (Karl Naegelen/Morton Feldman)
• Stefan Thut
• Florian Wittenburg
• Zorn/Chadbourrne/Bradfield/Baker/Hutton
• John Zorn (Marsella/Roeder/Smith)

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

577 Records
Alga Marghen
Aural Terrains
Edition Wandelweiser Records
Evil Clown
God Records
Inexhaustible Editions

Ramble Records
Rune Grammofon
Tao Forms
Tripticks Tapes
Umlaut Records
West Hill Records


   Jazz & Improvisation

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

Experimental improvisation driven by the foundations of electric piano, organ & electronics of Chicago keyboardist Daniel Van Duerm, fueled by the flexible and unusual drumming of Alexander Adams and passionately expanded by the cathartic tenor sax wrangling of Danny Andrade, dark and light come together to form an "anti-glow" from this intriguing young trio.
Squidco Pick

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

Trio & Octet compositions from UK double bassist Olie Brice: "Fire Hills" in five parts, commissioned by Jazz South and performed by the trio of Brice, Tom Challenger (sax) and Will Glaser (drums); then three pieces including the title track, with Alex Bonney & Kim Macari (trumpets), Jason Yarde, George Crowley, Cath Roberts & Rachel Musson (saxophones), and Johnny Hunter (drums).
Squidco Pick

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Fire! w/ Stephen O'Malley / David Sandstrom: Requies [VINYL 1-SIDED EP w/ SCREEN PRINT on B-SIDE]
(Rune Grammofon)

A one-side EP with a screen print on the B-Side, of a raucous, dark and incredibly epic journey in heavy electric jazz from Fire! configured as the quintet of Mats Gustafsson on bass saxophone, organ & live electronics, Johan Berthling on electric bass, Andreas Werliin on drums, Stephen O'Malley on guitar and David Sandstrom on drums; awe inspiring!
Squidco Pick

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Flying Luttenbachers, The: Imminent Death [VINYL 2 LPs]
(God Records)

The ever-shifting lineup of jazz/no-wave/avant/aberrant improvisers The Flying Luttenbachers, anchored by drummer Weasel Walters, brings multi-reedist Matt Nelson, two guitarists (Brandon Seabrook & Henry Kaiser), bassist Tim Dahl and Brad Laner on synth for an aggressively informed and excitingly unpredictable album of superb playing and possibly bad intention; recommended!
Squidco Pick

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

Led by tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, this 12-piece ensemble of pointed and ecstatic free jazz and spoken word are heard at the 2019 Sons D'Hiver Festival in Paris, 2019, their sound influenced by chamber elements and sharpened through insightful and demanding observations and the influence of Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones).
Squidco Pick

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Jeong, Eunhye (Jeong / Burik / Ridley / Mela / Kim): End of Time / KM-53 Project Vol. 1
(577 Records)

An energetic and sophisticated album of free improvisation based around three compositions by and under the direction of Boston-based South Korean pianist Eunhye Jeong, in a quintet with Allison Burik on alto saxophone & bass clarinet, Max Ridley on double bass, Francisco Mela on drums and Mina Kim on cello, who also performs Jeong's solo work for cello on the center track.
     Buy      $13.99      Listen          

Knuffke, Kirk Trio (w/ Bisio / Shipp): Gravity Without Airs [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]
(Tao Forms)

A mix of original compositions and collective improvisations from the NY trio of cornetist Kirk Knuffke, bassist Michael Bisio and pianist Matthew Shipp, in a double album of exemplary creative jazz from three players steeped in both tradition and forward-thinking approaches to improvisation, filled with spectacular playing from enthusiastic to introspective; a superb release.
Squidco Pick

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Leap Of Faith: Revealing The Essence
(Evil Clown)

The first Leap of Faith set in a quartet lineup expanding the core of David Peck on reeds, winds & percussion and Glynis Lomon on cello & aquasonic with trumpeter Vance Provey and percussionist Michael Knoblach, in an introspective livestreamed set that balances the strings of Lomon against two horns while bringing out a wealth of unusual percussive interactions.
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Matthews, Wade / Carmen Morales: Fall Five Improvisations
(Aural Terrains)

Inspired by and recorded at the basilica of a former monastery overlooking a valley in southern Spain, the duo of Wade Matthews on digital synthesis & field recordings and Carmen Morales on prepared piano, present improvisations with a unique palette of timbres, contrasting spacious moments against rapid interaction as they "Plunge and Tumble" through five captivating dialogs.
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Zorn / Chadbourrne / Bradfield / Baker / Hutton: John Zorn's OIympiad - Vol. 2 Fencing 1978

Two exceptional live performances of John Zorn's interactive "Fencing" concept leading free improv into unusual directions, from the early Downtown NY scene in 1978, first at Zorn's own loft in the trio of guitarists Eugene Chadbourne, Duck Baker and Randy Hutton; then at Bard College, in Kingston, NY with Zorn on multiple reeds, Chadbourne on guitar and Polly Bradfield on violin.
Squidco Pick

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

Blurring the lines between composed and improvised music, John Zorn's ten-part composition in his "Suite for Piano" was inspired in part by the Goldberg Variations and Schoenberg's solo piano music, set in the classic piano trio format and performed by extraordinary New York musicians and improvisers, Brian Marsella on piano, Jorge Roeder on bass, and Ches Smith on drums.
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Comte, Richard / Julien Pontvianne: Sunken Music

The long-standing duet of guitarist Richard Comte and tenor saxophonist Julen Pontvianne (Onze Hours Onze) is a conversation of introspective and resonant repetition around silence, tonal decay, slow call and response and submerged themes, here symbolically immersed as they explore four sunken islands from around the world: Vordonis; Lohachara; Semionovski and Elugelab.
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Corner, Philip: On Tape From The Judson Years
(Alga Marghen)

Early tape collage works from Fluxus founder and member of the Experimental Media Foundation Philip Corner, five distinct pieces recorded and developed between 1962 to 1963 in New York's Lower East Side, including Lucinda Pastime" for a a dance piece by Lucinda Childs, and "Oracle, a Canata on Images of War" commissioned by the Living Theatre; includes a 16-page booklet.
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Kaiser, Henry / Anthony Pirog: Figure / Ground
(Ramble Records)

A gorgeous album of duo work from West Coast guitarist Henry Kaiser and D.C. guitarist Anthony Pirog, creating "ground" structures of beautifully rich harmonics over which "figures" of virtuosic guitar playing emerge and submerge, the overlap creating almost hallucinatory effects as the listener is transfixed somewhere between exquisite foregrounds and backgrounds.
Squidco Pick

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Kidambi, Amirtha / Luke Stewart: Zenith/Nadir [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Tripticks Tapes)

Referencing the highs and lows to which the NY duo of free improvising vocalist Amirtha Kidambi and bassist Luke Stewart take their listeners, both bringing along electronics as they divert between clear acoustics and extreme processing, pouring out the turbulence of the time with a unique sense of duress and oddly hopeful musing; frighteningly unique and fascinating.
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Moore, Allen / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris: Hearsay

Unusual textures, unlikely orchestration and unconventional rhythmic directions from the Chicago electroacoustic improv trio of Allen Moore on turntables & records casted with various material, Ishmael Ali on cello, guitar & electronics and Bill Harris on drums & percussion, captured live at Marmalade in Chicago in 2021 for a diverse set of experimental and absorbing improvisations.
Squidco Pick

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Hippie Diktat: Gran Sasso [VINYL]

The 3rd album from the French Hippie Diktat trio of Antoine Viard on baritone sax, Julien Chamla on drums and Richard Comte on guitar, drawing parallels to Sunn O))) and the raw power of Peter Brötzmann, here in a four-part work of primal rhythms and powerful textures, applying the use of space and timing around repetition to create a bedrock of brawny sound.
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Quatuor Umlaut (Karl Naegelen / Morton Feldman): Calques
(Umlaut Records)

Founded by violinists Amaryllis Billet and Anna Jalving, with Fanny Paccoud on viola and Sarah Ledoux on cello, Quatuor Umlaut presents their first recordings, joined by clarinetist Joris Ruhl for two pieces: "Calques" by composer Karl Naegelen using effects of transparency and fusion of tones; and Morton Feldman's highly textured "Clarinet and String Quartet".
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Thut, Stefan: Among
(Inexhaustible Editions)

Creating complex intervals that the players must "notice among each other" as a model for coexistence, cellist Stefan Thut's score for three string players and sine waves, here configured for double bass (Félicie Bazelaire), acoustic guitar (Fredrik Rasten) and cello (Thut) with Léo Dupleix on sine waves tuned to multiples of prime numbers and attached to the wooden boxes that serve as transducers.
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Wittenburg, Florian: 1- Bis 4-Stimmig
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Starting with a systematic variation of polyphony in each of the three movements of "Bis 4-Stimmung", German composer and pianist Florian Wittenburg deviates from strict structures through a component of randomly generated core notes which he then makes coherent through harmony and melody, each part punctuated with layers of Wittenburg reciting Dutch poet Cees Noteboom.
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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

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.


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

Columbia Icefield (Nate Wooley / Mary Halvorson / Ryan Sawyer):
Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes
(Pyroclastic Records)

Richard Comte:
Endless Tapes [CASSETTE]

Richard Comte:
Travel Patterns [EP]

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

Craig Dempsey Lee :
(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings)

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

Falco / Sinton / WIlson:
(FiP recordings)

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

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

Georg Graewe Quintet:
New Movements
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Georg Graewe Quintet:
Pink Pong
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

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

Bill Harris:
Blinking Glue

Hippie Diktat:
Gran Sasso

Steve Lacy / Evan Parker:
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

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

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

Hans Reichel:
Bonobo Beach
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

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

Josh Sinton:
Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 "H"
(FiP recordings)

Ches Smith (w/ Bill Frisell / Mat Maneri / Craig Taborn):
Interpret It Well
(Pyroclastic Records)

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

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

Tragic Assembly:
Blood Drains And Memories
(Soul City Sounds)

Federico Ughi:
The Space Within
(Slam Productions)

Fabrice Villard / Pierre-Stephane Meuge:
Musique Logique

Kelsey Wilson:
Secular Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings)

Rutger Zuydervelt / Bruno Duplant:
(Sublime Retreat)

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