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SQUIDCO Email Update December 22, 2017

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
December 22, 2017

"Most music organisational devices
are about taming what seems to me
to be the natural unruliness of music."
—Derek Bailey

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

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      Creative Artists
• Angelo, Miguel
• Derek Bailey
• Derek Bailey/Anthony Braxton
• Derek Bailey/Han Bennink
• Borderlands Trio (Stephan Crump/Kris Davis/Eric McPherson)
• Lester Bowie
• Chris Cochrane/Stuart Popejoy
• Connie Converse
• Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York
• Keiji Haino/John Butcher
• Alexander Hawkins/Elaine Mitchener Quartet
   (with Neil Charles/Stephen Davis)
• Khan Jamal/The Creative Arts Ensemble
• Kan Mikami/John Edwards/Alex Nielson
• Roscoe Mitchell With Yuganaut (Rush/Abbs/Mann)
• Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Nate Wooley
• Ivo Perelman/Nate Wooley/Brandon Lopez/Gerald Cleaver
• Tom Rainey Obbligato
• Manolo Rodiguez
• Ernesto Rodrigues/Eduardo Chagas/Abdul Moimeme/Joao Madeira
• Sun Ra

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   Jazz & Improvisation

Angelo, Miguel : I Think I'm Going To Eat Dessert
(Creative Sources)

Porto bassist Miguel Angelo's solo release is an album of pure improvisation, unrepeatable takes, which, for the artist, makes musical and emotional sense as a satisfying moment of musical sensation, through 11 tracks on the double bass of powerful playing, creative impulse, lyrical and rhythmic inventiveness, and ultimately, great satisfaction.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Bailey, Derek: Solo Guitar Volume 1 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)

A reissue and remaster of the late free improvising legend Derek Bailey's "Solo Guitar Volume 1" released on Bailey's own Incus label in 1971, is the first in a series of 3 albums from the Honest Jon's label to re-issue Bailey's early albums, this volume adding tracks from previous reissues and a performance at York University in 1972; essential.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $31.95          

Bailey, Derek / Anthony Braxton: Royal [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)

Reissuing the 1984 album of the live collaboration between New York multi-reedist Anthony Braxton and UK free improvising guitarist Derek Bailey, caught in performance at the Royal Hotel, in Luton, England in 1974, and originally intended to be released as two volumes; here the first volume and never-released second volume are in one newly mastered double LP.
Squidco Pick

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Bailey, Derek / Han Bennink: Derek Bailey & Han Bennink [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)

The third volume in Honest Jon's Records reissue of early and essential albums from UK free improvising guitarist Derek Bailey, remastering and adding additional unreleased material, here from Bailey's duo album with Dutch drummer Han Bennink from 1972 recorded in '69, originally issued on Bailey's Incus label, alongside a previously unreleased '70 improv session.
Squidco Pick

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Borderlands Trio (Stephan Crump / Kris Davis / Eric McPherson): Asteroidea

The New York collective trio of bassist Stephan Crump, pianist Kris Davis and drummer Eric McPherson focuses on starfish (asteroida), which can regenerate lost sections of itself, as this band creates highly focused group compositions that use melodic elements as rhythm and vice versa, recontextualizing and transforming their confident and masterful playing.
Squidco Pick

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Bowie, Lester: Numbers1 & 2 - 50TH Anniversary Edition

Remastering the 1st release on the Nessa label, two quartet sessions recorded in '67 and led by trumpeter Lester Bowie which would lead to the formation of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, performed with Roscoe Mitchell (reeds), Malachi Favors (bass) and, on the 2nd quartet, Joseph Jarman (reeds), an incredible forward-looking album of free improvisation.
Squidco Pick

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Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York: Fukushima

Diverse aspects of the 2011 disaster at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant brought on by a tsunami orchestrated in sound by composer/pianist Satoko Fujii and rendered in remarkable ways from some of New York finest improvisers, including Tony Malaby, Ellery Eskelin, Oscar Noriega, Herb Roberts, Joe Fiedler, Stomu Takeishi, Nels Cline, &c &c.
Squidco Pick

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Haino, Keiji / John Butcher: Light Never Bright Enough

Japanese avant blues guitarist, vocalist and modern shaman Keiji Haino met UK free improvising vocalist John Butcher in 2012 when Butcher opened for Haino's Fushitsusha band at Cafe Oto; in 2016 they met to play two concerts, one in Hong Kong, one at London's Cafe Oto, the latter resulting in this powerful concert, five dialogs of intertwining reed, guitar and voice.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Haino, Keiji / John Butcher: Light Never Bright Enough [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Hawkins, Alexander / Elaine Mitchener Quartet (w / Neil Charles / Stephen Davis) : UpRoot

Oxford-based keyboardist and composer Alexander Hawkins balances free improv and lyrical jazz forms in a quartet with bassist Neil Charles, drummer Stephen Davis, and vocalist Elaine Mitchener, with both Hawkins compositions and pieces from Archie Shepp, Jeanne Lee, and Patty Waters, a beautiful balance that appeals to modern listeners steeped in the history.
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Jamal, Khan / The Creative Arts Ensemble: Drum Dance to the Motherland [VINYL]

A definitive vinyl remaster of vibraphonist Khan Jama's 1972 album in a sextet of vibes, marimba, drums, African percussion, glockenspiel, guitar, bass, and live sound effects, a legendary album fusing free jazz, black psychedelia, and early dub elements, a truly unique album from an artist with a profound perspective applying a wide rhythmic spectrum to free jazz.
     Buy      $29.95          

Mikami, Kan / John Edwards / Alex Nielson: Live at Cafe Oto

More typically a solo performer, Japanese bluesman Kan Mikami has created a distinctive path for his voice, guitar and poetic lyrics; here he is propelled in an improvisational setting with two powerful UK players--John Edwards on bass and Alex Neilson on drums--captured live at London's Cafe Oto for a growling concert of finesse and brusque attitude.
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Mitchell, Roscoe With Yuganaut (Rush / Abbs / Mann): Four Ways

Chicago luminary, multi-wind player Roscoe Mitchell has collaborated over the previous 2 decades with multi-instrumentalist Stephen Rush, here joining Rush's band Yugonaut with Tom Abbs on bass, cello, violin, tuba & digideroo and Geoff Mann on drums, cornet & banjo, to perform these energetic improvisations live at Ann Arbor's Edgefest in 2009.
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Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Nate Wooley: Philosopher's Stone

An inevitable meeting of New York luminaries, trumpeter Nate Wooley joins saxophonist Ivo Perelman with frequent sideman Matthew Shipp for an album of complex and sophisticated collective free improvisation, spectacular playing and like-minded conversation of incredible technique and lyrical innuendo; released with the quartet album "Octagon".
Squidco Pick

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Perelman, Ivo / Nate Wooley / Brandon Lopez / Gerald Cleaver: Octagon

The second release pairing Brazilian-born, New York-based saxophonist Ivo Perelman with trumpeter Nate Wooley, in a quartet with bassist Brandon Lopez and drummer Gerald Cleaver, a frequent hard bop configuration, here in an 8 part set of studio recordings that range from exultant and vigorous group interplay to pointillist interaction, a superb album of creative modern jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Rainey, Tom Obbligato: Float Upstream

An album of standards interpreted by NY drummer Tom Rainey's and his band Obbligato of Ralph Alessi on trumpet, Ingrid Laubrock on saxophones, Kris Davis on piano, and Drew Gress on bass, sincerely approaching the great songbooks that fuel traditional jazz, each updated and modulated but not overtly deconstructed, as the band finds great inspiration for group interplay.
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Rodiguez, Manolo : Trampantojos
(Creative Sources)

Portuguese guitarist Manolo Rodriguez chose these 9 pieces from about 8 hours of improvised music, recorded on a Gibson acoustic guitar with piezo microphones on various parts of the guitar, passed through effects and finally controlled by a mixer, intended as a tribute to "the sense of sight as an intermediary of thought, and to artists who, with their eyes, have changed the world."
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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Eduardo Chagas / Abdul Moimeme / Joao Madeira: Cloud Voices
(Creative Sources)

A three part improvised work for viola, trombone, electric guitar and double bass from, respectively, Ernesto Rodrigues, Eduardo Chagas, Abdul Moimeme, and Joao Madeira, an ascending conversation that uses innuendo, mystery, subtle movement, silence and swells to create atmospheric environments, each "voice" shifting enigmatically in sublimely hazy ways.
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Sun Ra: Cosmos
(Inner City)

A grooving cosmic album issued in 1976 on the French Cobra label, Sun Ra leads his large ensemble on a Rocksichord keyboard, alongside Arkestra members Marshall Allen, Danny Davis and John Gilmore on sax, Craig Harris on trombone, Ahmed Abdulla on trumpet, Vince Chancey on French Horn, Jac Jackson, Eloe Omoe, and Danny Ray Thompson on winds, Larry Bright on drums, and Tony Bunn on bass.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Cochrane, Chris / Stuart Popejoy: Geologic Popejoy
(Infrequent Seams Records)

Downtown NY guitarist Chris Cochrane (No Safety, Curlew) joins up with bassist Stuart Popejoy (Sugarlife, Bassoon, Sarah Bernstein Quartet) for an album of exploratory sonic environments born from improvisation, with rich guitar processing, glitch, heavy riffs, and indescribable sonic environments in a well-balance album of informed experimentation.
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Converse, Connie (Anderson / Patton / Halvorson & Pavone / Haden / Kang / Wainwright / Elysian Fields / Tweedy / Amidon / ...): Vanity Of Vanities - A Tribute To Connie Converse

A pioneer of the modern singer/songwriter genre from the 50s, little is known of Connie Converse except her exceptional songbook, given life here in a tribute to her work through 16 songs interpreted by an amazing set of singers and instrumentalists, including Laurie Anderson, Petra Haden, Mary Halvorson, Mike Patton, Eyvind Kang, Oren Bloedow, Jessica Pavone, &c. &c.
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 In Stock and Ready to Ship

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Adachi / Buck / Frangenheim / Gratkowski:
(Creative Sources)

Elio Amberg / Christoph Baumann:
Life In A Pond
(Creative Sources)

Miguel Angelo :
I Think I'm Going To Eat Dessert
(Creative Sources)

(Creative Sources)

Albert Beger / Shay Hazan:
Black Minah|
(Creative Sources)

Jim Black:

Borderlands Trio (Stephan Crump / Kris Davis / Eric McPherson):

(Banned Productions)

Thanos Chrysakis / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Abdul Moimeme:
(Creative Sources)

Chris Cochrane / Stuart Popejoy:
Geologic Popejoy
(Infrequent Seams Records)

Connie Converse (Anderson / Patton / Halvorson & Pavone / Haden / Kang / Wainwright / Elysian Fields / Tweedy / Amidon / ...):
Vanity Of Vanities - A Tribute To Connie Converse

Duthoit / Frangenheim / Turner:
Light Air Still Gets Dark
(Creative Sources)

Isabelle Duthoit / Alexander Frangenheim / Roger Turner :
(Creative Sources)

Camille Emaille :
(Creative Sources)

Ensemble MIA :
Live 2016
(Creative Sources)

Alexander Frangenheim / Nikolaus Neuser / Richard Scott:
(Creative Sources)

Frank Gratkowski / Udo Schindler:
Sounding Dialectics
(Creative Sources)

Barry Guy:
The Blue Shroud

Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet (w / Neil Charles / Stephen Davis) :

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

Kern (Edith Steyer / Matthias Mueller / Yorgos Dimitriadis):
(Creative Sources)

Jose Lencastre / Jorge Nuno / Pedro Santo :
(Creative Sources)

Lisbon String Trio with Blaise Siwula :
K'ampokol Che K'aay
(Creative Sources)

Lisbon String Trio with Carlo Mascolo :
(Creative Sources)

Lisbon String Trio with Karoline Leblanc:
(Creative Sources)

Michael Lytle / Denman Maroney / Stephen Flinn:
(Creative Sources)

(Creative Sources)

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

Tom Rainey Obbligato:
Float Upstream

Tom Rainey Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson):
Hotel Grief

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

Schindler / Muller / Geisse:
Quiet Notes and The Fascination of What's Complex [2 CDs]
(Creative Sources)

Udo Schindler / Ingrid Schmoliner:
(Creative Sources)

Ariel Shibolet / Axel Dorner:
(Creative Sources)

Edward Sol / Alpha Crucis:
Excessive Weight
(Banned Productions)

String Theory:
(Creative Sources)

Natsuki Tamura / Alexander Frangenheim:
(Creative Sources)

Trio 3 (Lake / Workman / Cyrille):
Visiting Texture

Sylvain Van Iniitu / Thomas Coquelet / Quentin Conrate:
Maneries Ramonandi Fournellos
(Creative Sources)

Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Maat Mons
(Creative Sources)

VCA (Vilanova / Castrillon / Andean):
(Creative Sources)

Voutchkova / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mayas:
The Afterlife of Trees
(Creative Sources)

Wasteland Jazz Unit:
Attuned To Ruin
(Banned Productions)

Jason Zeh :
A Series Of Objects
(Banned Productions)

Ame Zek :
First Bow
(Creative Sources)


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