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SQUIDCO Email Update + 20% Sale, November 2, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 2, 2018
"I tell people, you want to know what you're about,
you go into these places that aren't the hip places.
Go into the countryside and do a solo.
You're going to find out where the hell you're from."
-Milford Graves

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• Sean Ali
• Chaos Echoes w/ Mats Gustafsson
• David Chevallier /Valentin Ceccaldi
• Crazy Bread (Ryley Walker/Max Allison)
• East of the Valley Blues (Kevin & Patrick Cahill)
• Milford Graves
• Gustafsson/Sandstrom/Werlin
• Mary Halvorson/Bill Frisell
• Sarah Hennies (performed by Lenka Novosedlíková)
• Joelle Leandre/Marc Ducret
• Brian Marsella Trio
• Joe McPhee
• Joe McPhee/Hamid Drake
• Joe McPhee/Mats Gustafsson
• Mengelberg/Brotzmann/Parker/Bennink/Rutherford/Bailey/Bennink
• Metal Chaos Ensemble
• Kenny Millions/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter
• Natura Morta (Loriot/Ali/Costa)
• Rodrigues/Rodrigues/Mar/Espvall/Faustino/Mira/&c.
• Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore
• Havard Volden/Carlo Costa

      Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Corbett vs. Dempsey
Creative Sources
Evil Clown
Neither/Nor Records

Northern Spy
Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records
Utech Records

Squid Bubble

Squidco 20% Sale

This weekend we're reducing the price on more than 100 albums from our categories of Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, and Rock-Based forms. Many of these items have never been reduced in price before, and are drawn from formats in our catalog including CDs, LPs and DVDs. Take a look through this great set of recordings, but hurry! This sale ends Sunday, November 4 at midnight.

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20% Discount ends Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 23:59 EST (GMT-4). Prices shown are discounted price. While quantities last, sold out items will disappear from the store. Customers must place orders using our shopping cart to receive discounted prices. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.


   Jazz & Improvisation

Ali, Sean : My Tongue Crumbles After
(Neither/Nor Records)

New York bassist Sean Ali demonstrates his astonishing bass technique and creative momentum in a solo album, accompanied at times by collages assembled from field and voice recordings, creating unusual sonic backdrops against which his powerful playing, preparations, bowing and other extended techniques reveal an optimistic and unusual creative intent.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Chevallier, David / Valentin Ceccaldi: Zebres
(Ayler Records)

Two generations of improvisers--Valentin Ceccaldi on cello the senior, and the younger performer, David Chevallier on electric guitar and 6- and 12-stringed acoustic guitars--meet for the first time to intertwine strings in Nantes, France, with Benjamin Duboc recording seven diverse dialogs of imaginative style and authoritative technique.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Graves, Milford: Babi [2 CDs]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Recorded in 1976 at WBAI-FM/Free Music Store in New York, drummer percussionist Milford Graves goes head to head with two reedists, Arthur Doyle and Hugh Glover, an absolute stunner of percussive momentum and force, drawing the reeds into a frenzy of unbridled free playing; issued with a 2nd CD of a private recording of Graves plus unpublished photos.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Halvorson, Mary / Bill Frisell: The Maid With The Flaxen Hair

Two Downtown NY guitarists, both masterful players with unique approaches to their instrument, come together to present extraordinary and brilliant interpretations of an eclectic set of standards and compositions, titled for Claude Debussy's 1910 solo piano work, and including pieces by Hoagy Charmichael, Johnny Smith, Willard Robinson, and a number of traditional works.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Leandre, Joelle / Marc Ducret: Chez Helene
(Ayler Records)

Jean-Marc Foussat recorded the French improvising duo of electric guitairst Marc Ducret and double bassist Joelle Leandre at 19PaulFort in May, 2018, the title drawn from a poem by Edgar Allen Poe, as the two trade acoustic and electric string approaches in a sophisticated dialog of exceptional technique and inventive approaches; superb.
Squidco Pick

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Marsella, Brian Trio: Outspoken: The Music Of The Legendary Hasaan

From Philadelphia comes this exuberant album with its feet firmly planted in jazz tradition as the trio of pianist Brian Marsella, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Anway Marshall pay tribute to composer and pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali (1931-1980), an influence on Coltrane, Tyner, etc., with 7 Ali originals and a composition for Ali from Marsella.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

McPhee, Joe : One Day... A Lightning Storm [10-inch VINYL]
(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records)

Originally recorded as an interview with Corbett vs. Dempsey's John Corbett over two days at Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio, this limited interview 10-include LP is a profound documentation of one artist's path through discovering their voice while negotiating one of the most profoundly disturbing periods in American history; includes a 20 page booklet.
     Buy      $16.95          

McPhee, Joe / Hamid Drake: Keep Going
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

The second duo album between saxophonist & pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee and drummer/frame drummer Hamid Drake begins with McPhee reciting words by Harriett Tubman (Keep Going), as the two inform and astound through masterful playing, together and solo, shaking the listener through intense and unambiguously clear playing, with pieces reflecting our world situation.
Squidco Pick

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McPhee, Joe / Mats Gustafsson: Brace For Impact
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Drawing on many collaborations, from Peter Brotzmann's large groups to Gustafsson's The Thing, this duo album recorded in 2008 is finally issued to unleash 1 blistering album of saxophone duos, Joe McPhee on altos sax, alto clarinet, pocket trumpet and voice, with Gustafsson on baritone and slide saxophone, alto fluteophone and live electronics; brace yourself!
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

McPhee, Joe: Nation Time
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Keeping this essential album in print, Corbett vs Dempsey reissues the saxophonist & pocket trumpeter's 1971 release on the CJR label alongside 3 bonus tracks, a smoking album titled for a poem by Amiri Baraka, captured live at Vassar College Urban Center for Black Studies with Mike Kull (piano), Tyrone Crabb (bass), Bruce Thompson (percussion) and Ernest Bostic (percussion).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Mengelberg, Misha / Peter Brotzmann / Evan Parker / Peter Bennink / Paul Rutherford / Derek Bailey / Han Bennink : Groupcomposing
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Authoritative and playful free improvisation in the European Free Jazz style, this 1978 album on Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink's Instant Composers Pool (ICP) label, included the pianist and drummer along with Peter Brotzmann, Peter Bennink and Evan Paker on sax, Paul Rutherford on trombone, and Derek Bailey on guitar, in a much-need reissue of this seminal album.
Squidco Pick

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Metal Chaos Ensemble: Syncretic Discipline
(Evil Clown)

PEK and Yuri Zbitnov lead the Metal Chaos Ensemble, here in a septet rendering of this Boston-area free improvising group that embraces an impressive arsenal of percussive, electronic and acoustic instruments, using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Millions, Kenny / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter: Fuck Music... Tell Jokes - You'll Make More Money [CASSETTE]

Including twisted introductions and between-tune raw discussion and "jokes", the free jazz trio of New York saxophonist and bass clarinetist Kenny Millions, bassist Damon Smith on amplified double bass, and drummer Weasel Walters take the stage in Bushwick, Brooklyn as they shred their way through a 47 minute set of serious free playing, informed and on fire.
     Buy      $5.95      Listen          

Natura Morta (Loriot / Ali / Costa): Environ
(Neither/Nor Records)

The trio of Frantz Loriot (violin), Sean Ali (contrabassist) and Carlo Costa (percussion), a grouping named for still life paintings that concentrate on composition and color, presenting three extended compositions of rich acoustic sound, extending their instruments through masterful technique to create exquisitely detailed and compellingly self-controlled conversation.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mar / Espvall / Faustino / Mira / &c.: Sul
(Creative Sources)

Recorded at the Galeria Monumental during the Small Format Materials II Festival, Sul is a large string-oriented ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues that includes percussionist Andrew Drury and double bassist Hernani Faustino, alongside Creative Sources core players, orchestrated with viola, violin, cello, double bass, classical guitar, zither, percussion and objects.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore: After Caroline
(Northern Spy)

The fourth release from Chicago bass clarinetist Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore, a trio with Jason Roebke on bass and New York drummer Mike Pride, playing modern creative jazz with a twisted melodic sense through Stein's original compositions, alongside one collective comoposition and John Coltrane's "26-2", a great example of 21st century jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Volden, Havard / Carlo Costa: In the Wake
(Neither/Nor Records)

Italian-born New York-based percussionist Carlo Costa meets Norwegian guitarist Havard Volden (Moon Relay, Muddersten) for an album of water-themed free improvisations, beautifully developing with thoughtful playing using rich chord patterns and unusual sonic inventiveness in percussive objects to create a set of rich and languorous surges and pools of sound.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Chaos Echoes w/ Mats Gustafsson: Sustain [VINYL - transparent blue]
(Utech Records)

A thick and sick album of heavy electro-improvisation when the French quartet Chaos Echoes of brothers Ilmar Uibo on drums & percussion and Kalevi Uibo on guitar and effects, Fabien W. Furter on guitar and effects, and Stefan Thanneur on bass and effects meets with baritone saxophone Mats Gustafsson for two intense and dark tracks cut to transparent blue vinyl.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Crazy Bread (Ryley Walker / Max Allison): Vocoder Divorce [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Recorded in one day without any overdubs, the duo of electric guitarist Ryley Walker and Maxwell Allison improvising on a cassette deck with pre-recorded tapes of synthesizer, drum machine, and loops, present a diverse and wildly schizophrenic collections of genres including drone ambience, krautrock, skronky juxtapostions, and free-jazz electronics.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Gustafsson / Sandstrom / Werlin : This is From the Mouth [VINYL 1-SIDED PICTURE DISC]
(Utech Records)

After working together on the theater production Das Fliegende Kind (The Flying Child), the trio of Mats Gustafsson, David Sandstrom (Refused), and Andreas Werliin (Fire!) recorded this 18 minute improvisation, a work of percussive force and rolling sax tone that builds to an explosive fury of sound, released on a stunning 1-sided picture disc.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          



East of the Valley Blues (Kevin & Patrick Cahill): Ressemblera [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Twin brothers Kevin and Patrick Cahill, AKA East of the Valley Blues, are a Toronto-based guitar duo who have released a series of albums blending country, folk and world approaches with a Fahey-esque overtone, here in an extended work of interactive playing that has a nearly telepathic feel in the give and take these two brothers bring to their instruments.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          



Hennies, Sarah (performed by Lenka Novosedlíková): Sisters [VINYL]

US Composer Sarah Hennies wrote these pieces for vibraphone for Lenka Novosedlíková to be performed at the church in Kyjatice, Slovokia, a medieval building the two discovered while traveling, and that they challenged each to bring life to the building while respecting it's contemplative character and using the psychoacoustic dimensions of space.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

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 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.

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• You can see Recently Restocked items on this page.

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Volcano Hour
(Creative Sources)

Oliva Block:
132 Ranks

Rob Brown Quartet:
Jumping Off The Page
(No More Records)

Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio:
Ancestral Homeland
(No More Records)

Clinamen Trio :
(Creative Sources)

Benoit Delbecq / Jorrit Dijkstra / John Hollenbeck:
(Driff Records)

Wendy Eisenberg :
The Machinic Unconscious

Matt Hannafin :
John Cage: Four Realizations For Solo Percussion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

Sarah Hennies / Greg Stuart:
(Notice Recordings)

Isotope Ensemble:
(Creative Sources)

Jeph Jerman / Steve Jansen:
First Second [CASSETTE]
(That's Cool Records)

Jeph Jerman / Steve Jansen:
(That's Cool Records)

Pandelis Karayorgis Trio (w/ Nate McBride / Luther Gray):
(Driff Records)

Leap Of Faith:
Topological Constructions
(Evil Clown)

Leap Of Faith Orchestra:
Cosmological Horizons
(Evil Clown)

Okkyung Lee :
Speckled Stones And Dissonant Green Dots [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

Francesco Massaro :
Maniera Nera
(Creative Sources)

The Necks:
(Northern Spy)

Pandelis Karayorgis Trio:
(Driff Records)

William Parker:
Lifting The Sanctions
(No More Records)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Richard Scott:
We Still Have Bodies
(Creative Sources)

While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen):
While We Still Have Bodies
(Neither/Nor Records)


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