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SQUIDCO Email Update, November 30, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 30, 2018
"It was clear to me from the start
that jazz is completely about being unconventional and unique.
The real body of work is made up of
the inventions of unconventional musicians."
—Joe Morris

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• AntiClan
• Peter Brotzmann / Heather Leigh
• Jean-Luc Guionnet / Seijiro Murayama
• Mary Halvorson / Joe Morris
• Kazuo Imai / Roger Turner
• The J. & F. Band (Fonda / Jaimoe / Tononi +
   Bjorkenheim, Caruso, Mandarini, Paganelli)
• Martin Kuchen / Ed Pettersen / Roger Turner
• Leap Of Faith Orchestra
• Rene Lussier Quintette
• Francesco Massaro
• Joe Morris / Do Yeon Kim
• New Monuments (Dietrich / Spencer / Hall)
• Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Richard Scott
• Simon Rose / Nicola L. Hein
• Sakata / Laswell / Drake / Cosey
• Taku Sugimoto / Stefan Thut
• Sabu Toyozumi / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan
• Wachsmann / Taylor / Mattos / Brighton
• Mars Williams presents an Ayler Xmas V2

      Essential Labels

ChapChap Records
Creative Sources
Evil Clown

Glacial Erratic
Long Song Records
Pleasure of the Text
Split Rock Records
Trost Records

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

AntiClan: Volcano Hour
(Creative Sources)

With two members from Rotterdam's Albatre band--alto saxophonist Hugo Costa and drummer Philipp Ernsting--plus Mexican guitarist residing in Rotterdamn Josue Amador, this free jazz trio uses a diverse set of approaches that is more reflective and experimental than the jazz/punk of Albatre, yet still balances introspection and experimenation with assertive playing.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh: Sparrow Nights
(Trost Records)

Reedist Peter Brotzmann and guitarist Heather Lee has been one of Brotzmann's most current active collaborations, performing together for several years, here recorded beautifully in the studio for a 6-track LP and 10-track CD of sympathetic, emotional and articulate dialog from two musicians with an innate sense of timing and give and take borne from mutual experience.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Brotzmann, Peter / Heather Leigh: Sparrow Nights [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Trost Records)

Vinyl edition of the album listed above.
     Buy      $28.95      Listen          

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Seijiro Murayama: Idiophonic

The 4th album from Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama and Parisian Jean Luc Guionnet, typically a saxophonist but here on pipe organ, presenting three live improvisations named for idiophones, instruments that creates sound by vibrating without the use of strings or membranes, with two improvisations at a church in Berlin and one at a church in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Halvorson, Mary / Joe Morris: Traversing Orbits

Two of this generation's most influential and skilled guitarists, Mary Halvorson and Joe Morris bring their distinct styles and jaw-dropping mastery of their instruments into a duo of collective improvisation, neither player using effects but instead impressing by (often high-speed) lyricism, incredibly precise interaction, and the warmth their long association brings to them.
Squidco Pick

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Imai, Kazuo / Roger Turner: Molecules [2 CDs]

Caught live at Bar Isshee in Tokyo, Japan in 2017, the duo of Kazuo Imai (nylon string guitar) and Roger Turner (snare drum, tom tom, cymbals, metal & wood) present two distinct sets, each one on a separate CD, the first using open but continuous playing of great control and precision, the second a more unpredictable and assertive set of unorthodox interplay.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

J. & F. Band, The (Fonda / Jaimoe / Tononi + Bjorkenheim, Caruso, Mandarini, Paganelli): From The Roots To The Sky [2 CDs]
(Long Song Records)

Outstanding instrumental work as New York improvising bassist Joe Fonda and Allman Brothers drummer Jaimoe join forces with Italian jazz musicians Tiziano Tononi, Alberto Mandarini, Gianluigi Paganelli, Beppe Caruso and Finnish guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim, plus a host of guest musicians, as they hybridize jazz, rock, blues, avant and jam music with consummate skill.
Squidco Pick

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Kuchen, Martin / Ed Pettersen / Roger Turner: The End Of The Universe
(Split Rock Records)

Swedish saxophonist Martin Kuchen (Angles), US guitarist Ed Pettersen, and UK percussionist Roger Turner join together in London for a studio album of improvisations referencing the vastness of space through the exploration of textures and sounds, influenced by the "Interstellar Transmissions" album that improvised with the sounds of the Voyager spacecraft.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Leap Of Faith Orchestra: Cosmological Horizons
(Evil Clown)

The largest ensemble of Boston-area David M. Peck's Leap of Faith collective using Peck's frame notation compositional method of written descriptions and graphic symbols to allow large ensembles to create major works without extensive rehearsing, accompanied by a 23 page booklet that illustrates that concept and details this 2018 Killian Hall, MIT, concert.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Lussier, Rene : Quintette

Canadian guitarist Rene Lussier formed this quintette in 2016, with Julie Houle on tuba & euphonium, Luzio Altobelli on accordion, and drummers Marton Maderspach & Robbie Kuster, to play the intricate and lyrical pieces he developed, where up to five parts are overlaid at any given time, though the listener only hears the wonderful interplay and exultation of the resulting music.
Squidco Pick

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Massaro, Francesco: Maniera Nera
(Creative Sources)

Translating to "Black Manner", saxophonist and electroacoustic artist Francesco Massaro, a member of the Italian band Bestiario, presents a dark and troubling album of intense and power solo saxophone and acousmatic accompaniment, which he refers to as "fixed media", each of the 8 pieces referencing musicians including Lenoci, La Volpe, &c.; enigmatic and superb.
Squidco Pick

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Morris, Joe / Do Yeon Kim: Macrocosm
(Glacial Erratic)

Performing on the Korean gayageum (also known as kayagum), Do Yeon Kim joins Joe Morris performing on guitar for five incredible string improvisations using a diversity of approaches from both players, including pointillistic improv, rich rivers of chords, languid moments of beauty, and moments where it's difficult to discern who's playing what.
Squidco Pick

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New Monuments (Dietrich / Spencer / Hall): New Earth
(Pleasure of the Text Records)

Burning free improvisation from the New Monument trio of saxophonist Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus), violinist/vocalist C. Spencer Yeh, and drummer Ben Hall ( Graveyards), their 3rd formal album after releases on Bocian and Important Records, as the trio tangle strings, reeds and drums in a turbulent set of improvisations that scorch the earth to make something new.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

Nine numbered improvisations for viola, cello and analog synth from the trio of Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues and Richard Scott, recorded live at Audience, in Berlin, Scott's synth layers adding subtle nuance including vocal sampling and static and strange noise as a counterpoint to the Rodrigues' subdued but detailed techniques, textures and intense concentration.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Rose, Simon / Nicola L. Hein: Shug Monkey
(Creative Sources)

A "shug monkey" is a cryptid, a creature that may or may not exist, supposed to have features of a dog and a monkey, an odd but apt reference for the unusual improvisations by Berlin-based saxophonist Simon Rose and guitarist Nicola L. Hein, one of 8 tracks named for unusual creatures and mythological beings, each described in sound through extended techniques and powerful playing.
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Sakata / Laswell / Drake / Cosey: Fisherman's.com [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Japanese free improvising saxophonist and vocalist Akira Sakata's ode to folksongs of the sea, a cathartic and emotional set of songs made heavy by the bass and synth work of Bill Laswell and drummer Hamid Drake, with guitarist Pete Cosey adding an undulating funk layer to their compelling mix, modern and ancient at the same time, recorded in 2000 but here in its first vinyl release.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Sugimoto, Taku / Stefan Thut: Taku Sugimoto / Stefan Thut

Two performers related by Wandelweiser--guitarist Taku Sugimoto and cellist Stefan Thut--met at oslo10 in Switzerland to perform two concerts with one composition from each: Stefan Thut uses chance operations changing the music's direction at the prompt of rolled dice; Sugimoto use sustained notes and ebow in a subtle but effective sound work.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan: The Center of Contradiction
(ChapChap Records)

A live recording from Quezon City, Philippines of the free improvising trio of Sabu Toyozumi on drums, Rick Countryman on alto saxophone, and Simon Tan on acoustic bass, bring the first generation Japanese free improviser together with some of the Philippines' brightest free players for two extended improvisations of lyrical excursions and solid and often surprising rhythmic response.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Wachsmann / Taylor / Mattos / Brighton: Strings

Three strings, percussion and electronics from the quartet of Phillip Wachsmann on violin, electronics, Trevor Taylor on percussion, electronics, Marcio Mattos on bass, cello, electronics, and Ian Brighton on electric guitar, which grew out of the 2016 return of guitarist Ian Brighton and his String Thing, released on FMR as "Reunion: Live From Cafe Oto".
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Williams, Mars presents : An Ayler Xmas Volume 2

After releasing "An Ayler Xmas: The Music of Albert Ayler & Songs of Christmas" on Chicago saxophonist Mars Williams' Soul What? Label, ESP approached him for a 2nd volume, resulting in this joyful and quirky holiday record with contributions from Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Jeb Bishop, Christof Kurzmann, Didi Kern, Thomas Berghammer, Steve Hunt, Jim Baker and Hermann Stangassinger.
Squidco Pick

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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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 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.


Mark Allaway / Malcolm Ball / Paul Downing:
Free Trio

Hence [VINYL]
(Editions Mego)

Derek Bailey / Vertrek Ensemble ‎:
(Volatile Records)

(Trost Records)

Sunstroke [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Francois Carrier / Michel Lambert / John Edwards:

Chicago Edge Ensemble (Phillips / Drake / Williams / Bishop / Pablan):
Insidious Anthem
(Trost Records)

Paul Dunmall / Alan Niblock / Mark Sanders:
Dark Energy

Dustin Carlson (w/ Mitchell / Gentile / Hopkins / Morgan / Trudel / Gouker):
Air Ceremony
(Out Of Your Head Records)

Judson Hurd:
Trouble Will Cause (A True Crime Documentary)
(Bad Architect Records)

Ikui Doki (Bernado / Mayot / Rinaudo):
Ikui Doki

Insect-ions (Pascal Landry / Mick Barr):
(Tour de Bras)

Jose Lencastre Nau Quartet:

Szilard Mezei / Albert Markos Duo:

Szilard Mezei Tul A Tiszan Innen Ensemble:
Citromfa [2CDS]

Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp:
Oneness [3 CDs]

Plant (Jim Denley / Eric Normand):
(Tour de Bras)

Les Surruralists (Bull / Normand / Grossman / Jacques / Berirau):
La Way Qu'a Do
(Tour de Bras)

Vertrek Ensemble :
Another Idea Of North
(Volatile Records)

John Zorn:
In A Convex Mirror


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• 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.

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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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