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SQUIDCO Email Update August 26, 2022

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
August 26, 2022

"Do not fear mistakes,
There are none."
—Miles Davis

   Creative Artists

• Abhorrent Expanse (Polipnick/Fratzke/Courage/Glenn)
• Ali/Foster/Lopez/Wallace
• Albert Ayler
• Nat Baldwin
• Samuel Blaser/Pierre Favre
• Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putman/Hilliard Greene/Federico Ughi
• The Chicago Plan (Swell/Ullmann/Lonberg-Holm/Zerang)
• Miles Davis Quintet (w/ Coltrane/Kelly/Chambers/Cobb)
• John Franek
• Fred Frith/Annie Lewandowski
• Forbes Graham (Forbes/Lopez/Lopez)
• Hippie Diktat
• Kuchen/Fernandez/Kaucic
• Dominic Lash/Pat Thomas
• Didier Lasserre
• Lila Bazooka (Sophie Bernado/Celine Grangey)
• Rob Magill
• McPhee/Edwards/Kugel
• Robinson/Whitecage/Filiano/Grassi
• Archie Shepp

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

577 Records
Anagram Music
Blaser Music
Edition Wandelweiser Records
ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd

Kettle Hole Records
Not Two
Relative Pitch
Tripticks Tapes


Squidco Distribution Price Sale

This weekend we're putting a list of more than 150 vinyl records on sale at our distribution wholesale price! These albums include items from our catalog of jazz & improvisation, experimental, compositional, rock and inexplicable music forms. Take a good look at this exceptional list of recordings, but hurry! Some items are limited and this sale ends Sunday, August 28 at midnight!

Click Here to See Distribution Price Sale Items

While quantites last, in-stock items only. Out of stock items will disappear from the sale list. Sale orders must use our shopping cart. Discounted items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points. Discounted prices are shown on category page and detailed product listing. Sale ends Sunday, August 28, 2022 at midnight EST (GMT-5).

   Jazz & Improvisation

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

The first studio recording for the performing quartet of New York improvisers, Cecilia Lopez (synthesizer), Michael Foster (tenor & soprano saxophones), Sean Ali (double bass) and Eli Wallace (upright piano), taking listeners on an inflating journey from "Stratosphere" to "Exosphere" through unorthodox approaches, from sparse intensity to dense textural interaction.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

Ayler, Albert: Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings [4 CDs]
(Anagram Music)

Four months before his death, saxophonist Albert Ayler's power as a free jazz innovator is heard in these two complete concerts of definitive Ayler compositions, performing in France at The Fondation Maeght with the quartet of Allen Blariman on drums, Mary Parks on soprano saxophone & vocals, and Steve Tintweiss on double bass, with pianist Call Cobbs joining for the 2nd night; essential.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $49.95      Listen          

Baldwin, Nat : The Red Barn [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Tripticks Tapes)

A short book of fiction depicting dark scenes from the ambience of extraordinary normalcy, descriptive texts insinuating horror from everyday occurrence, written by double bassist Nat Baldwin and published by Calamari Press in 2017, here in an audio version of excerpts narrated by Baldwin himself, performing on double bass through two panned tracks of unusual improvisations.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

Blaser, Samuel / Pierre Favre: Same Place, Another Time. [VINYL]
(Blaser Music)

Only the second vinyl LP of Swiss trumpeter Samuel Blaser's career and released on drummer Pierre Favre's 85th birthday, this is their second duo album, well reflecting the extensive collaboration and touring these improvisers from two generations of free jazz have made, bringing nuance, virtuosity and humor together through original free improv and two notable standards.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatica [VINYL]
(577 Records)

Named for the long history of collaboration over decades, the NY free jazz Telepathic Band of Daniel Carter on saxophones, clarinet & trumpet, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano, Rhodes, Hilliard Greene on bass and Federico Ughi on drums are heard live at the 2018 Forward Festival in Brooklyn, NY for four outstandingly informed improvisations.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.99      Listen          

Chicago Plan, The (Swell / Ullmann / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang): For New Zealand
(Not Two)

Featuring compositions from both trombonist Steve Swell and tenor saxophonist & bass clarinetist Gebhard Ulmann, the second album from The Chicago Plan with cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and drummer Michael Zerang is captured in the studio in Augsburg, Germany for six exceptional modern jazz recordings from a profoundly masterful and experienced transatlantic band.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Davis, Miles Quintet (w/ Coltrane / Kelly / Chambers / Cobb): Live Europe 1960, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Culled from two concerts on Norman Granz's Spring 1960 European tour, Miles' seminal 50s band was on the point of dissolution, Coltrane soon to leave to form his own classic quartet, and the distinction between the old and new is evident in Coltrane's expansive and intricate soloing over standards and Kind of Blue material including "So What" or "On Green Dolphin Street".
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Frith, Fred / Annie Lewandowski: Long As In Short, Walk As In Run

Extended and captivating improvisations using complex and extended techniques from the duo of prepared pianist Annie Lewandowski (London Improvisers Orchestra, Powerdove, Xiu Xiu) and guitarist Fred Frith (Henry Cow, Skeleton Crew, &c &c) in a thoroughly modern improvised conversation, here reissued with 11 minutes of previously unreleased material.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Graham, Forbes (Forbes / Lopez / Lopez): Another Day, Another Vector
(Relative Pitch)

An unusual set of electroacoustic improvisations recorded at Firehouse 12 from a New York trio led by trumpeter Forbes Graham, also on laptop and drum machine, Cecelia Lopez on analog synth, and bassist Brandon Lopez, Graham mutating his trumpet through sound processing, complemented by Cecelia Lopez's synthetic punctuations, all grounded by Brandon Lopez' solid bass work.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Kuchen / Fernandez / Kaucic: The Steps That Resonate
(Not Two)

Uniquely orchestrated with all three members bringing a trove of objects & percussion, the trio of Martin Küchen on saxophones, Agustí Fernández on piano and Zlatko Kaučič on drums are heard in this two-part live concert at BUMF festival in Smartno, Slovenia, for a superb example of intent listening and use of space around confident, stunningly creative & virtuosic playing.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Lash, Dominic / Pat Thomas: New Oxford Brevity

After twenty years of collaboration including bands BleySchool, The Locals and Valid Tractor, this is surprisingly the first duo recording between British improvisers, pianist Pat Thomas and Dominic Lash, the latter more typically on double bass but here on electric guitar, and Thomas on the grand piano at St. Anne's College in Oxford, as the two improvise six fascinating dialogs.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Lasserre, Didier: Silence Was Pleased

Working with sound designers, cinematic and theater artists along with free improvisers, percussionist and composer Didier Lassere's performance project focuses on the relationship between sound and silence, composing entry, exit and superimposition points that the members of his septet improvise around, reconfiguring to smaller groupings throughout the work.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Magill, Rob: Blues Etudes
(Kettle Hole Records)

A series of reed and wind improvisations, including two pieces with electronics, from Southern California composer and improviser Rob Magill, each of the 9 tracks on this album focusing on a different instrument: alto saxophone, soprano saxpohone, clarinet, flute, bass clarinet, bass recorder, sheng and tenor saxophone, plus a multi-instrumental "misc".
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

McPhee / Edwards / Kugel: Existential Moments
(Not Two)

The 3rd album from the touring trio of Joe McPhee on trumpet & tenor sax, John Edwards on double bass and Klaus Kugel on drums, following their previous NotTwo releases A Night In Alchemia and Journey To Parazzar, here captured live at FreeJazzSaar 2019, in Saarbrucken, Germany for a boisterously exciting set of three collective improvisations, including a tip of the hat to Charles Gayle.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Robinson / Whitecage / Filiano / Grassi: Live @ VisionFest20
(Not Two)

Dedicated to the memory of reed & wind players Perry Robinson and Mark Whitecage, both of whom have passed since they took part in this tremendous 2015 live recording recorded at the 20th VisionFest in NYC, in a quartet with bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Lou Grassi for three collective free improvisations, particularly the extended first piece dedicated to late trumpeter Roy Campbell.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Shepp, Archie: Fire Music To Mama Too Tight, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Archie Shepp's second album for Impulse! merges the fire of free jazz with an incredibly eclectic set of styles, his inclusive approach to composition integrating a vast source of styles from Ellington to Ipanema; this is paired with Shepp's octet release, including an epic 20 minute work for American artist Robert Thompson reflecting his paintings in powerful thematic and abstract expression.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          



Lila Bazooka (Sophie Bernado / Celine Grangey): Arashiyama

The French duo of bassoonist Sophie Bernado and sound artist Céline Grangey expand on the rich timbre of Bernado's bassoon, starting solo in beautiful etude improvisations only to have Grangey's sound designs expand around her playing, developing rich environments through electronics, field recording & voice, a beautiful intersection of experimental, composed and improvised music.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



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

Covering vast approaches to improvised and experimental music, based around scrabbly free playing, dark rock intensity, experimental and abstract tapestries of sound and unexpected transitions,the Minneapolis quartet of guitarists Luke Polipnick & Erik Fratzke, bassist Brian Courage and drummer Tim Glenn tell a consistent narrative of urgently creative exploration; gripping.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Hippie Diktat: Gran Sasso

Stripping down their performance matter to its most minimal expression, their work developed since 2011 as they've toured the European alternative scene, the Hippie Diktat trio of Richard Comte on electric baritone guitar, Julien Chamla on drums and Antoine Viard on amplified baritone saxophone work an energetic and heavy set of Steve Reich-ian grooves.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



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

An album of evocative electronic and acousmatic soundscapes from German composer, electronic artist and keyboardist John Franek, who performs the four pieces on this album on organ and electronics, interweaving rich harmonics with stark tones, melding his sounds in slowly evolving interaction, like beams of light piercing peaceful atmospheres.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          


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.


Michel Banabila :
More Research From The Same Dept. [ [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Tapu Records)

Michel Banabila :
Singles (2020 - 2022) [CD + DOWNLOAD]
(Tapu Records)

Michel Banabila :
Winter Sketches Mixtape [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Tapu Records)

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

Samuel Blaser:
7th Heaven
(Between The Lines)

Samuel Blaser:
Solo Bone
(Slam Productions)

Samuel Blaser / Consort In Motion:
A Mirror To Machaut

Samuel Blaser / Marc Ducret :
(Jazzdor Series)

John Cage / Apartment House:
Hymnkus / Thoreau Drawings / Two
(Another Timbre)

Allison Cameron / Apartment House:
Somatic Refrain
(Another Timbre)

Amidea Clotet:
(Relative Pitch)

Richard Comte:
Endless Tapes [CASSETTE]

Richard Comte:
Travel Patterns [EP]

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

Michael Foster:
The Industrious Tongue
(Relative Pitch)

Jaki Green Shelton:
I Want to Undie You [CD EP]
(Soul City Sounds)

Jaki Green Shelton :
The River Speaks of Thirst
(Soul City Sounds)

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

Giovanni Lami / Giovanni di Domenico:
(Tsss Tapes)

John Lely / Apartment House:
Meander Selection
(Another Timbre)

Made in China (Michael Blake / Samuel Blaser / Michael Sarin):
(For Tune)

Rie Nakajima / Takahiro Kawaguchi:
(Tsss Tapes)

Tim Parkinson / Apartment House:
An Album
(Another Timbre)

Kory Reeder / Apartment House:
Codex Vivere
(Another Timbre)

David Ryan (Crosby / Innocenti / Lash):
Fields And Refrains
(Aural Terrains)

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)

Various Artists:
Free Percussion/Water [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Tsss Tapes)

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

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