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SQUIDCO Email Update November 10, 2017

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 10, 2017
"Music is about people for me. It's not about sounds.
It's about people; it's about putting people into challenging situations.
And for me, challenges are opportunities."
—John Zorn

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Creative Sources
Firehouse 12 Records

Nod and Smile Records
Not On Label

      Creative Artists
• Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
• Peter Brotzmann Group
• Burning Ghosts (Giddens/McLendon/Rosenboom/Vossler)
• Taylor Bynum Ho
• Corso (Emilio Gordoa/Nicola L. Hein)
• Tomas Fujiwara
• Mary Halvorson
• Mary Halvorson Quartet (w/ Gress/Fujiwara/Okazaki)
• Matthew Lux's Communication Arts Quartet
• Machinefabriek
• Ikue Mori (w/ Jim Black/Okkyung Lee/Sylvie Courvoisier)
• Ernesto Rodrigues/Guilherme Rodrigues/Alexander Frangenheim
• Rova::Orkestra
• Shardik (Shellenberger/Buckley/Hollenberg)
• Craig Taborn/Ikue Mori
• Lisa Ullen/Torsten Muller
• Peter Urpeth/Olie Brice/Terry Day/Ntshuks Bonga)
• John Zorn

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

Brotzmann, Peter Group: Alarm (1981)

Peter Brotzmann's 9-piece ensemble for the 164th NDR-JAZZWORKSHOP with the South African rhythm team of Harry Miller (bass) and Louis Moholo (drums), plus Frank Wright & Willem Breuker(sax), Hannes Bauer & Alan Tomlinson (trombone) and Alexander Von Schlippenbach (piano).
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Bynum, Taylor Ho : Enter the Plustet [VINYL]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum draws on a variety of techniques from improvised conduction to big band orchestration to deconstructed fanfares, with a large 15 member ensemble of impressive improvisers embodying a diversity of generations, backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender, presenting three large scale compositions that are ambitious and wonderfully accomplished.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Corso (Emilio Gordoa/Nicola L. Hein): Unwanted Pregnancy
(Creative Sources)

Mexican composer and vibraphonist based in Berlin since 2012, Emilio Gordoa in a duo with guitarist Nicola L. Hein, using preparations to their vibraphones, percussion, and guitar, in an 8 part composition of diverse approaches to improvisation, from exuberant interaction to Reich-like minimalism to cantankerous experimentation, a well-rounded and interesting album.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Fujiwara, Tomas : Triple Double
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Drummer Tomas Fujiwara's sextet is actually two trios interacting, with fellow drummer Gerald Cleaver, both Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook on guitar, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet and Ralph Alessi on trumpet, the pairings forming unisons and contrasts that add an unrestrained sense of enthusiasm and excitement to Fujiwara's sophisticated compositions.
Squidco Pick

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Halvorson, Mary Quartet (w/ Gress/Fujiwara/Okazaki): Paimon: The Book Of Angels Volume 32

The final album from John Zorn's "Book of Angels" series presenting Zorn's Masada compositions, here with 10 previously unrecorded compositions from "Masada Book Two" performed by NY guitarist Mary Halvorson in a quartet with Drew Gress on bass, Tomas Fujiwara on drums, and Miles Okazaki on guitar, in an album of joyfully exciting and melodic improvisations.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Halvorson, Mary: Away With You [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Mary Halvorson continues her string of excellent modern jazz albums with this octet release with fellow guitarist Susan Alcorn, Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon & Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) and Ches Smith (drums).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $33.95      Listen          

Lux's, Matthew Communication Arts Quartet: Contra/Fact [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Astral Spirits)

Chicago bassist Matthew Lux (Isotope 217, Exploding Star Orchestra) in an album of effusive and spiritual percussive grooves under electronic and acoustic leads, performed with Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, electronics and percussion, Mikel Patrick Avery on drums, percussion, mellotron and more, and Jayve Montgomery on various woodwinds, samples and percussion.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Mori, Ikue (w/ Jim Black/Okkyung Lee/Sylvie Courvoisier): Obelisk

Ikue Mori's Obelisk project brings together her unique electronics with Downtown Scene key players, Jim Black on drums, Okkyung Lee on cello, and Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, an album driven by Mori's melodic compositions that take unexpected twists and turns in dramatic and lyrical playing, Mori's electronics bringing an exotic charm and ringing beauty to her works.
Squidco Pick

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Rodrigues, Ernesto/ Guilherme Rodrigues/Alexander Frangenheim: Underwater Music
(Creative Sources)

Like the Lisbon String Trio, this trio explores strings in a viola, cello and double bass trio configuration, from Creative Sources core players Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, and Alexander Frangenheim, exploring a classic trio concept towards new expressions and boundaries, through spritely interaction and sonic expedition.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Rova::Orkestra: Electric Ascension (2003)

New source for this amazing album: "Massive and intense in-studio interpretation of John Coltrane's masterwork, Ascension, as performed by an all-star ensemble featuring The Rova Saxophone Quartet, Nels Cline (Wilco), guitar legend Fred Frith, Ikue Mori (formerly of No New York stars DNA), turntable wizard Otomo Yoshihide, plus other stellar guests."-Larry Ochs
Squidco Pick

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Taborn, Craig/Ikue Mori: Highsmith

Two of Downtown NY's most innovative performers collaborate for an album placing the rich acoustic piano work of Craig Taborn beside the slippery electronics of Ikue Mori, the result of their live performances that started at New York's Village Vanguard in 2016 and leading to this album, which presents a set of 11 unique and sophisticated dialogs.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Ullen, Lisa/Torsten Muller: Into The Staring Town
(Creative Sources)

Recording at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2014, the duo of Swedish pianist Lisa Ullen and German double bassist Torsten Muller perform two extended improvisations focused on music and sound, using extended techniques and unusual approaches to their instruments in service to the spontaneous flow of ideas between them, never excessive, always captivating.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Urpeth, Peter/Olie Brice/Terry Day/Ntshuks Bonga): Wraith Island (Live At Cafe Oto)

Actually four quartet improvisations and two duets, London creative improvisers Peter Urpeth on piano, Olie Brice on bass, Terry Day on drums and Ntshuks Bonga on saxophone took to Cafe Oto in January, 2017, to record this excellent album of collective free improvisation drawing on decades of experience in an absorbing and engaging concert.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Machinefabriek: Becoming [CD + DOWNLOAD]
(Not On Label)

The fourth dance piece by Dutch/Spanish choreographer Ivan Perez to feature an original soundtrack by Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek), performed live on stage in Korzo in The Hague, and at Vondelpark in Amsterdam, the composer and coreographer developing a movement and sound 'vocabulary' to create a performance that mixes structured and improvised music.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          



Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Those Who Came Never Before
(Nod and Smile Records)

Four psychedelic blues and rock tracks from Japan's Acid Mothers Temple led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto, with vocalist Cotton Casino, synth guru Higashi Hiroshi, guitarist Mitsuru Tabata, drummer Satoshima Nani, and S/T Wold on tape, space and time, informed and psych-referencing music that slowly builds into intricate and explosive inner headspaces.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Those Who Came Never Before [VINYL]
(Nod and Smile Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Burning Ghosts (Giddens/McLendon/Rosenboom/Vossler): Reclamation

Burning Ghost is the West Coast rock influenced improvising quartet of Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet, guitarist Jake Vossler, Richard Giddens on double bass, and Aaron McLendon on drums, in a fiery album of heavy playing that borrows from jazz and metal rock forms, with ominious political overtones in their titles while showing articulate and impressive playing skill.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Shardik (Shellenberger/Buckley/Hollenberg):

Born from rock bands like Cleric and Simulacrum, this NY instrumental, improvising rock trio blends avant-garde classical, free jazz, dissonant math metal, ambient and world music into a powerful new mix, with Nick Shellenberger on bass and synth, Matt Buckley on drums & percussion, and Matt Hollenberg on guitar; intricate, edgy, demanding and driven music.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Zorn, John : Midsummer Moons

Two guitarists -- Gyan Riley and Julian Lage -- perform 10 lyrical John Zorn compositions inspired by Shakespeare and written for the moon, a symbol of love, lust, madness and dreams, as the two guitarists play in unison and interweaving figures, a beautiful album of contemplative, refined and elegant works from one of New York's most prolific composers.
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Zorn, John: The Interpretation Of Dreams

A new set of works from Downtown New York composer John Zorn inspired by the surrealism of Luis Bunuel and the psychotropic dream world of William S. Burroughs, in three compositions performed by Jack Quartet, the rhythm section from the piano quintet Obscure Objects of Desire, plus vivbraphonist Sae Hashimoto, pianist Steve Gosling, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          


Relative Pitch Weekly Sale!

Until Thursday, November 16, 2017 Squidco & Relative Pitch are offering the duo album Joey Baron/Bill Frisell: Just Listen at the special price of $9.95, a $4.00 savings!

Big apologies, we screwed up and left the price for this album at $13.95, so we're running the sale again until Thursday, November 16!

Joey Baron/Bill Frisell: Just Listen
(Relative Pitch)

The duo of long-time collaborators guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Joey Baron, two of Downtown NY's finest players, performing 9 tracks of original numbers and work by Sam Cooke, Ray Noble, Ron Carter, and Charlie Parker.

The Squid's Ear The Squid's Ear is Squidco's companion online magazine, featuring reviews of Squidco items from independent writers.

 Recent Reviews on The Squid's Ear

The Runcible Quintet: Five (FMR)

The Runcible Quintet:

The Elks (Kai Fagaschinski/Liz Allbee/Billy Roisz/Marta Zapparoli): This Is Not the Ant (Mikroton)

The Elks (Kai Fagaschinski/Liz Allbee/Billy Roisz/Marta Zapparoli):
This Is Not the Ant

Yorgos Dimitriadis: Kopfkino (Creative Sources)

Yorgos Dimitriadis:
(Creative Sources)

Giuliano d'Angiolini: Cantilena (Another Timbre)

Giuliano d'Angiolini:
(Another Timbre)

 In Stock and Ready to Ship

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.

• Ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


David Area/Tomas Gris/Ernesto Rodrigues :
(Creative Sources)

Jeb Bishop/Dan Ruccia:
Scratch Slice Jag
(Out & Gone Records)

Mark Helias/Tom Rainey/Tony Malaby:
The Signal Maker

Hybrid Ear (Schacher/Unternahrer/Arrizabalaga):
(Creative Sources)

George Khan:
Ah! (1968-2005) [2 CDs]

Leap of Faith Orchestra:
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith Orchestra:
The Expanding Universe
(Evil Clown)

Musicianer (Sinton/Ajemian/Taylor):
Slow Learner

Davide Piersanti/Hui-Chun Lin/Sergio Castrillon/Ulf Mengersen/Klaus Kurvers:
(Creative Sources)

(Peter Foolen Editions)

The Remote Viewers :
Last Man In Europe
(Remote Viewers)

Ernesto Rodrigues/Carlos Santos:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues/Nuno Torres/Carlos Santos/Stale Liavik Solberg :
(Creative Sources)

Udo Schindler/Johannes Ollinger/Dine Doneff:

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach/Evan Parker/Lovens):
Warsaw Concert

Elliott Sharp/Mary Halvorson/Marc Ribot:
ERR Guitar

Josh Sinton:

Sista Maj:
Series Of Nested Universes
(Space Rock Productions )

Chris Speed/Zeno De Rossi:
Ruins [Ltd Ed of 100]

Spontaneous Music Ensemble:
Karyobin (1968)[2017 REISSUE]

Aki Takase/Paul Ayumi :
Hotel Zauberberg

Hollis Taylor:
Absolute Bird [2 CDs]
(ReR Megacorp)

Alan Tomlinson Trio ( w/ Dave Tucker/Phillip Marks):
Out And Out

Un Coup de Des:
Volcan Evaporado
(Creative Sources)

Matt Weston:
Searchlight Swings b/w Is That Helicopter Over Our House? [7'' VINYL]

John Zorn:
The Hermetic Organ Vol. 5 _Philharmonie De Paris


Squidco's Free Shipping

• In the US, any order with 3 or more items choosing "Free Economy Shipping" option will ship for free!

• International customers, any order with 3 or more items choosing "Free Economy Shipping" option will ship for free!

In stock items only, orders with out of stock items will be held until all items are in stock. Free shipping applies only to "Free Economy Shipping" option on the Shipping & Payment Screen at checkout time. US orders will ship via USPS Media Mail with tracking. 1st Class and other shipping rates are unaffected by this offer.

 Squidco Workspace

Squidco, 332 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28412

Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2002. 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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