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SQUIDCO Email Update and Used CD Sale, June 2, 2017

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
June 2, 2017
"We must be as pure as our music."
- Albert Ayler

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Another Timbre
Fou Records
Foundation Listen

Magaibutsu Limited
Tour de Bras
Trost Records

      Creative Artists
• Sophie Agnel / Daunik Lazro
• Apuh!
• Martin Arnold
• Albert Ayler Quartet
• Johan Berthling / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble
• Peter Brotzmann / Heather Leigh
• Isaiah Ceccarelli
• Collusion Duo (Nick Smith / Mark Wastell)
• Chris Cundy
• Simon Fell H.
• Jean-Brice Godet Quartet (Godet / Attias / Niggenkemper / Costa)
• Carl Hubsch Ludwig
• Jerman / Salis / Sanna
• Jason Kahn
• Jason Kahn
• Korekyojinn Acoustic
• Christof Kurzmann / Mats Gustafsson
• Rene Lussier / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini
• M(h)ysteria
• Harry Miller
• Musicworks
• Ned Rothenberg / Hamid Drake
• Marc Sabat
• Matthew Shipp
• Patrick Shiroishi
• Linda Smith Catlin
• Chiyoko Szlavnics
• Tigers Mind
• Tin (Dominic Lash / Axel Dorner / Roger Turner)
• Nikos Veliotis / Mark Wastell
• Marco Von Orelli / Max E. Keller / Sheldon Suter
• Rachael Wadham / Philippe Lenglet / Bruno Duplant
• Trevor Watts / Stephen Grew Duo


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Squidco Used CD Sale

From now through this Sunday all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 10% off their listed price. Buy two or more used CDs and take 20% off their listed price!

View Our List of Used CDs.

Sale ends Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 23:59 EST (GMT-5).

   Jazz & Improvisation

Agnel, Sophie / Daunik Lazro: Marguerite D'Or Pale
(Fou Records)

The duo of French pianist Sophie Agnel and sax player Daunik Lazro traces back to their work in the quartet Qwat Neum Sixx; here the two as a duo are caught live at the "DOM" Cultural Centre, in Moscow in 2016 for 6 improvisations, contemplative to explosive dialog, inspired by the Russian novel "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov.
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Apuh!: Freedom Of Peach

Great post-bop free playing from the Swedish trio Apuh! of Adrian Asling Sellius on saxophone, Hampus Ohman-Frolund on drums & percussion, and Mats Dimming on doublebass, recording in the studio in New York for 6 pieces that balance lyrical jazz with fully free improvisation, always captivating with adept playing and engaging approaches.
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Ayler, Albert Quartet: Copenhagen Live 1964

In 1964 Albert Ayler's approach to free improvisation had found its voice, in a quartet supported by the now-legendary players Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on doublebass, and Sunny Murray on drums, heard live in a well-recorded concert at Club Montmarte, in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1964; ferocious and forward thinking, an astonishing concert!
Squidco Pick

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Berthling, Johan / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble: Threnody, At The Gates [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Urgent and inspired free jazz from the Swedish/UK trio of Martin Kuchen on tenor and soprano sax, flute and retardophone, Johan Berthling on double bass, and Steve Noble on drums and percussion, recording a series of "Gate" improvisations, anguished laments of power and pulchritude.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh: Sex Tape
(Trost Records)

The second album between European Free Jazz legend Peter Brotzmann and US-born, Scottish residing pedal steel guitarist Heather Leigh, performing live at Music Unlimited Festival, in Wels, Austria in 2016 for a biting yet intimate set between the two, both players on fire as they weave long sinuous lines in an emotional and often brutal orgy of sound.
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Collusion Duo (Nick Smith / Mark Wastell): Refraction

Violinist and percussionist Nick Smith, having access to St. Mary's Church at Great Baddow for music performance and rehearsals, made his first use of the space in 1996 in a duo with Mark Wastell on violincello, preparations and percussion, where they used the acoustics of the church to enhance their detailed and absorbing improvisations.
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Cundy, Chris: The Disruptive Forest

A combination of cyclical themes, made-up folk dances, and invented improvisations from UK reedist Chris Cundy, performing on bass clarinet at the Cheltenham Synagogue for 10 compositions developed specifically for this Confront recording as playful pieces intended as popular music for solo bass clarinet.
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Fell, Simon H. : Le Bruit de la Musique

The French Le Bruit de la Musique festival is run by Le Quan Ninh and Martine Altenburger, who invited Simon H. Fell to perform a solo set on the doublebass, the result being this fantastic album that takes the largest of bass instruments through an astonishing array of approaches enhanced by the acoustics of the church of Toulx-Sainte-Croix.
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Godet, Jean-Brice Quartet (Godet / Attias / Niggenkemper / Costa): Mujo
(Fou Records)

The debut album of French clarinetist Jean-Brice Godet, recording with a New York quartet of Michael Attias on alto sax, Pascal Niggenkemper on doublebass, and Carlo Costa on drums for seven tracks of adventerous original compositions, using weaving lines in melodic heads that propel his sidemen to lyrically rich solos and asides.
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Hubsch, Carl Ludwig: Rowetor 04 | Rowetor 03
(Tour de Bras)

Ensemble leader and tuba player Carl Ludwig Hubsch created this musical concept inspired by the guitar player Keith Rowe, exploring one static sound in the ensemble, maintaining it and in the same time interacting with utmost care and openness for any necessary change, in a 22-piece ensemble of exceptional players.
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Jerman / Salis / Sanna: KIO GE

A collaboration between American sound artist Jeph Jerman and Italian percussionists Paolo Sanna and Giacomo Salis, twelve intriguing short improvisations using extended techniques and lowercase approaches that include minimal textures, field recordings, abstract atmospheres and organic sounds.
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Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson: Falling And Five Other Failings [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Two versatile and innovative improvisers, Mats Gustafsson on saxophones and Christof Kurzmann on electronics and voice, extracted improvisations recorded in the studio to create the 7 parts of this rich, pulse-based and intensely understated work about Falling and Failing.
Squidco Pick

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Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini: Chants et danses ...with strings (Vol. III)
(Tour de Bras)

Taking two of Montreal's most vital musicians, guitarist Rene Lussier and clarinetist Robert Lepage, and joining them with the far-ranging string quartet Le Quatuor Bozzini for a stunning album that merges chamber music, noise music, and improvisation without leaving behind melody, intention and direction; magnificent!
Squidco Pick

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M(h)ysteria: Family Drug

Giovanni Di Domenico's premier of his M(h)ysteria trio with drummer Jakob Warmenbol and electric bassist Laurens Smet, where Di Domenico's organ gives the listener the impression of the classic organ trio, but instead presents a mix of jazz, prog, noise and other darkly complex music as the band explores the chronic tensions & stress of daily life.
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Miller, Harry: Different Times, Different Places Volume Two

Compiling un-released material from late British bassist Harry Miller's recordings from 1977, 78 & 82, in bands with drummer Louis Moholo, guitarist Bernie Holland, pianist Keith Tippett, saxophonists Trevor Watts & Alan Wakeman, trombonist Alan Tomlinson, and trumpeter Dave Holdsworth; effusive joyful lyrical jazz infused with African rhythms.
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Rothenberg, Ned / Hamid Drake: Full Circle - Live in Lodz
(Foundation Listen)

Two legendary improvisers, Downtown New York multi-reedist and shakuhachi player Ned Rothenberg met Chicago drummer Hamid Drake at Ciagoty I Tesknoty, in Lodz, Poland in 2016 to record this effusive, extraordinary live concert of improvised music, demonstrating both enormous instrumental skill while imparting wonderfully upbeat energy; outstanding!
Squidco Pick

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Shipp, Matthew: Invisible Touch At Taktlos Zurich

A fluid and freely improvised solo set from New York pianist Matthew Shipp performing live at the Taktlos Festival in Zurich, Switzerland, 2016, presenting profoundly virtuosic playing skills and remarkable instincts in a continuous 45 minute set that maintains interest and strong bearing as he takes his audience on a commanding and coherent journey.
Squidco Pick

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Shiroishi, Patrick : Ima

US West Coast multi-instrumentalist Patrick Shiroishi performs an unorthodox set at 2575 Mission in Los Angeles, California, using alto saxophone, bells, electric toothbrush, ipod, pie tin, spoons, tape player, and voice to create a yearning work expressing the frustration of longing and estrangement.
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Tigers Mind: Paradiso Pudding Mix

The Danish/Norwegian trio of Thomas Eiler on drums, Niklas Adam on electronics & guitar, and Danielle Dahl on sax and electronic wind instrument draw inspiration from early electronic minimalism, punk rock, noise and free jazz in the full-length debut, surprising the listener as the music shifts from abstract reductionism to full-on assault.
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Tin (Dominic Lash / Axel Dorner / Roger Turner): Uncanny Valley

A new trio at the time, TIN is trumpeter Axel Dorner, bassist Dominic Lash, and drummer/percussionist Roger Turner, captured live in three locations during their 2015 UK tour, presenting masterful avant improvisations of sound-oriented work using an immense technical vocabulary to creative inventive and captivating dialog.
Squidco Pick

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Veliotis, Nikos / Mark Wastell: Live at All Angels

Two cellists, Nikos Veliotis and Mark Wastell, employ a vast array of expansive techniques and approaches to an actively reductionist set of improvisations, using the natural reverb of All Angels church in Turnham Green, London as a third voice, as the duo listens attentively and advance their interchanges in intricate and riveting ways.
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Von Orelli, Marco / Max E. Keller / Sheldon Suter: Blow, Strike & Touch

Swiss trumpeter Marco Von Orelli leads this trio with Max E. Keller on piano and Sheldon Suter on drums, heard live at JazzAmMittwoch, Theater an Gleis, in Winterthur, Switzerland in 2014 for a thoroughly modern jazz outing of creative and extended approaches to the trio's instruments and approach to free jazz.
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Wadham, Rachael / Philippe Lenglet / Bruno Duplant: everydayisagoodday

Starting from John Cage's Zen quote--"Every day is a good day"--the trio of Rachael Wadham on piano, Philippe Lenglet on acoustic guitar and cithar (a type of harp), and contrabass, recorded these improvisations approaching their instruments not for melodies but as tools for experimentation, from which this trio finds a wealth of inventive sound.
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Watts, Trevor / Stephen Grew Duo: All There Is

A strong and enthralling set of dialogs captured live from the working duo of pianist Stephen Grew and saxophonist Trevor Watts on alto & soprano, intricate exchanges of great energy but also great compassion and introspection, a well-rounded set of adventurous exchanges that highlight the incredible skills of both players.
Squidco Pick

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Kahn, Jason: Monads [VINYL 2 LPs]

Getting down to the atomic, elementary nature of his work, electroacoustic explorer Jason Kahn dedicates each side of this double LP release to his interests in percussion, electronics, environmental recording and voice, constructing unique compositions that reveal the strong and recognizable methodology that drives him in his work.
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Kahn, Jason: Songline [VINYL 2 LPs]

Swiss improviser Jason Kahn continues his forays into vocal experimentation with this solo album, recorded in the rooms of a former Swisscom telephone relay station in Zurich, recorded in a single take, pushing himself over the edge in these unique vocal compositions that are stark examples of his creative and confrontational skills.
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Korekyojinn Acoustic: Kaleidoscope
(Magaibutsu Limited)

The Korekyojin trio of Tatsuya Yoshida on percussion, Kido Natsuki on guitar and Mitsuru Nasuno on fretless bass, plus violinist Miyamoto Rei on several tracks, take their intricate and exuberant rock into acoustic territory with this impressive album, which includes acoustic takes on "Arabesque", "Careless Heart", "Four Holes in the Sky", &c.
Squidco Pick

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Arnold, Martin : The Spit Veleta
(Another Timbre)

Canadian composer Martin Arnold is based in Toronto, writing melodic works that contain a meandering, psychedelic quality, as heard in these three compositions performed by Philip Thomas on piano and Mira Benjamin on violin, the first two pieces solos from each respectively, and the last a duo with both musicians.
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Ceccarelli, Isaiah : Bow
(Another Timbre)

Montreal-based Composer-percussionist Isaiah Ceccarelli, well known through his Ambiances Magnetiques releases, in 7 compositions, a mix of timbrally-based music in which he himself performs, and through-composed pieces that focus on harmonic progressions, performed as string duos, trios, and quartets.
Squidco Pick

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Sabat, Marc : Harmony
(Another Timbre)

The fifth CD in the Canadian Composers Series is also the debut appearance on Another Timbre by the Jack Quartet, performing works by composer Marc Sabat--two string quartets and a violin/cello duo--all combining an exploration of the soundworld of Just Intonation with a strong underlying lyricism.
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Smith, Linda Catlin : Drifter [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)

Ten pieces dating from 1995 to 2015 from Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith, performed by Quatuor Bozzini and Apartment House, the first in Another Timbre's Canadian Composer series, a 2-CD release focusing on Smith's "equal and simultaneous drive toward abstraction and lyricism" in slowly developing, lush and sophisticated compositions.
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Szlavnics, Chiyoko : During a Lifetime
(Another Timbre)

Three works from Canadian composer Chiyoko Szlavnics, two electroacoustic compositions incorporating sinewaves, one with a saxophone quartet and the other with two accordions, two flutes and two percussionists; and a string trio of long sustained tones and slow glissandi.
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   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #127 Spring 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Spring 2016 issue of Canada's premier music magazine, including a 10-track CD of musicians featured in this issue's magazine. Contents include: articles on Craig Aalders' el8dEra 3m; , Eighty-five scores celebrate Pauline Oliveros; Toronto label All-Set! Editions; Thin Edge New Music Collective; electronic composer John Mills-Cockell; and much more!
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Barbares (Bopp / Foussat / Petit / Sato):
Debris d'orgueil
(Fou Records)

Christine Bopp / Jean-Luc Petit:
L'eorce Et La Salive
(Fou Records)

Maria Capurso Luisa / Jean-Marc Foussat:
En Respirant
(Fou Records)

Maria de Alvear / Antoine Beuger ‎:
Besando El Tiempo [2CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Elton Dean Quintet:
Welcomet - Live in Brazil, 1986

Isabelle Duthoit / Franz Hautzinger:
(Relative Pitch)

Electric Bird Noise:
The Spider / The Christ Child / The Crow

Flamingo Creatures:
Fisch Versucht Das Sprechenlernen

Jurg Frey:
Ephemeral Constructions
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Jean-Luc Guionnet + Eric La Casa:
Reflected Waves [60 pages 21x25 cm + DVD video 1h48mn]
(Passage d'encres)

Cem Guney:
A Hint Of An Emotion
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Tristan Honsinger / Nicolas Calioa / Jesse Zubot:
In The Sea
(Relative Pitch)

Eva Houben Maria:
Organ Sonatinas And Drones [2CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Irene Kepl:
(Fou Records)

Eric La Casa :
Paris Quotidien [CD+60 page booklet of photos & text]

Lambs Gamble:
Farewell Body Bags [VINYL]

Christian Lillinger / Tobias Deluis - Dicht:
(Relative Pitch)

Lunar Error:


Mike Majkowski :
Days and Other Days [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

Joe McPhee / Damon Smith / Alvin Fielder:
Six Situations
(Not Two)

Jerome Noetinger / Anthony Pateras / Synergy Percussion :
Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All

Orphax / Machinefabriek:
(Moving Furniture)

Anthony Pateras :
Blood Stretched Out

Ezio Piermattei :
Tre Madri Ludopatiche

Michael Pisaro:
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Burkhard Schlothauer :
More Chamber Events [2CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

David Stackenas :
(Clean Feed)

Nick Storring :
Exaptations [CASSETTE]
(Notice Recordings)

Chris Strickland :
Excruciating... [CASSETTE]
(Notice Recordings)

Stefan Thut / Seth Cooke:
Aussen Raum [CASSETTE]
(Notice Recordings)

Keith Tippett's Ark:
Frames (Music For An Imaginary Film) [2 CDs]

910 Noise Presents
(910 Noise)

Chik White :
Raft Recodings from Economy [CASSETTE]
(Notice Recordings)

Christian Wolfarth :
Spuren [VINYL]
(Hiddenbell Records)

Peter Zumthor Conradin :
Grunschall [VINYL]
(Hiddenbell Records)

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