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SQUIDCO Email Update, August 2, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
August 2, 2019

"The instruments are a tool just as music is a tool,
And the body is a tool,
To advance the self to something beyond."

   Creative Artists

• Oren Ambarchi
• Oren Ambarchi/Mark Fell/Will Guthrie/Sam Shalabi
• The Cooper-Moore Sessions
• Nina de Heney/Karin Johansson/Henrik Wartel
• Fennesz
• Garcia/Iruretagoiena/Moimeme/Oar-Arteta/Rodrigues/Santos
• Charles Gayle/John Edwards/Mark Sanders
• Mark Hannesson (Denis Sorokin)
• Eva-Maria Houben
• Lisbon String Trio/Gil Goncalves
• McPhee /Coxhill/Corsano/Parker
• Joe McPhee/Paal Nilssen-Love
• Hans-Jurg Meier
• Eddie Prevost
• Schlippenbach Quartet
• Burkhard Schlothauer
• String Theory
• Carl Testa

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Cien Fuegos
Creative Sources
Earshot Recordings
Edition Wandelweiser Records
Editions Mego

Smalltown Superjazzz /
  Actions for Free Jazz
Split Rock Records
Thirtythree Thirtythree



   Jazz & Improvisation

Ambarchi, Oren / Mark Fell / Will Guthrie / Sam Shalabi: Oglon Day [VINYL]
(Thirtythree Thirtythree)

The debut from the quartet of Oren Ambarchi (guitar, bass, electronics), Mark Fell (computer), Will Guthrie (drums & percussion), and Sam Shalabi (Oud), recording in the studio in London before their 2016 Masafat Festival appearance, presenting these two extended and upbeat works blending acoustic and electronic instruments in composed and improvised approaches.
Squidco Pick

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Cooper-Moore, The Sessions: Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG]
(Split Rock Records)

After a NY session for a Giuseppe Logan album, guitarist Ed Pettersen and pianist, instrument builder Cooper-Moore recorded their own acoustic quartet with Cooper-Moore on piano, then headed to Nashville to record acoustic and electric improv sets, then finally this gospel set with "Reverend Eddie Bones", all presented on 3 CDs in a keepsake tin in a printed cloth bag.
     Buy      $26.95      Listen          

Cooper-Moore, The Sessions: Mad King Edmund [3 CD TIN IN A CLOTH BAG + 7'' VINYL]
(Split Rock Records)

Deluxe edition of the CD set listed above, includes a Cooper-Moore / Reverend Eddie Bones 7" single.
Squidco Pick

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de Heney, Nina / Karin Johansson / Henrik Wartel: Quagmire
(Creative Sources)

Turning the piano trio concept onto its sonic side, the Swedish trio of Nina de Heney on double bass, Karin Johansson on piano, and Henrik Wartel on drums owe more to AMM than jazz tradition, as they use extended techniques and a sound-oriented approach to improvisation, presenting three live recordings at Elementstudion, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Garcia, Miguel A. / Oier Iruretagoiena / Abdul Moimeme / Lorea Oar-Arteta / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos: Sitsa
(Creative Sources)

Joing Portuguese and Spanish improvisers for four recordings in Bilbao, Spain, this sextet presents sound works using unusual orchestration--piano harp, viola, guitar, metals, electric organ, paper, contact mics, and electronics--balancing spacious exploration with assertive moments of percussive and caustic sound, evolving bold sonic and timbral combinations.
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Gayle, Charles / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Seasons Changing [2 CDs]

Recorded at Cafe Oto in London in 2017, legendary NY free jazz saxophonist Charles Gayle is joined by masterful free improvisers John Edwards on double bass and Mark Sanders for two live sets, released here in a limited 2-CD album, presenting the fire and range of all three players, from full-on aggressive and confrontational playing to deeply introspective.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Lisbon String Trio / Gil Goncalves: Merz
(Creative Sources)

The Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on contrabass continue their recent string of collaborations with a fourth player, Portuguese tuba player Gil Goncalves joining to addd a unique complement to their strings, as Goncalves adds bass, blats, growls and unique timbres of upper register low brass.
Squidco Pick

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McPhee, Joe / Lol Coxhill / Chris Corsano / Evan Parker: Tree Dancing

A 2010 recording at London's Cafe Oto by the London / New York quartet of Lol Coxhill on soprano saxophone, Evan Parker on saxophones, Joe McPhee on saxophones, and Chris Corsano on drums & percussion, with McPhee introducing the set and starting with a tribute to Ornette Coleman, as the four perform seven intense "dances" as duos, trios and full quartet.
Squidco Pick

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McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen-Love: Lift Every Voice And Sing [VINYL]
(Smalltown Superjazzz / Actions for Free Jazz)

Smalltown Supersound's sublabel Actions for Free Jazz presents this live concert at Oslo's St. Edmund's Church from the duo of frequent collaborators Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet & tenor saxophone, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and percussion, featuring compositions by James Weldon Johnson, Thelonious Monk and Joe McPhee plus two by McPhee and Nilssen-Love.
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Prevost, Eddie: Matching Mix [VINYL]
(Earshot Recordings)

Solo percussion pieces from AMM percussionist and Matchless label leader Eddie Prevost, recorded in a single day in Matching Tye, Essex at All Saints Church, and High Laver, the burial site of philosopher John Locke, whose idea of mixing labor with materials is an analogy for Prevost's approach to creative improvisation, here in 5 distinctive examples.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Schlippenbach Quartet: Three Nails Left [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)

Essential reissue of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's 1975 FMP album with his quartet of free jazz legends Evan Parker on soprano & tenor saxophones, Peter Kowald on double bass, and Paul Lovens on percussion, in a live concert at New Jazz Festival Moers in Germany, 1974, and at Berlin's Quartier Latin in 1975; creative, unpredictable, cathartic, masterful free jazz.
Squidco Pick

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String Theory: Krypton
(Creative Sources)

The Portuguese large improvising ensemble String Theory is heard live during the CreativeFest#12, at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018, in an extended improvisation of incredible layering and restraint, making an amalgam of mostly acoustic string sources sound electronic and hallucinatory, an incredible achievement in string sonics.
Squidco Pick

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Testa, Carl : Sway Prototypes - Volume 1

1st volume of bassist Carl Testa's Sway electroacoustic interactive software, taking the individual playing of Erica Dicker on violin, Junko Fujiwara on cello, Louis Guarino Jr. on trumpet, Andria Nicodemou on vibraphone, Carl Testa on bass & electronics, and Anne Rhodes on voice, Testa's software generating responses that push and pull the musician in unique directions.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Testa, Carl : Sway Prototypes - Volume 2

2nd volume of bassist Carl Testa's Sway electroacoustic interactive software, taking the individual playing of Erica Dicker on violin, Junko Fujiwara on cello, Louis Guarino Jr. on trumpet, Andria Nicodemou on vibraphone, Carl Testa on bass & electronics, and Anne Rhodes on voice, Testa's software generating responses that push and pull the musician in unique directions.
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Ambarchi, Oren: Simian Angel
(Editions Mego)

Oren Ambarchi renews the focus on his unique approach to the electric guitar, joining with Downtown NY Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista on congas, shakers and berimbau, in a duo based on Ambarchi's explorative playing, also conjuring organ and piano tones, as each side-long piece take the listener on a journey of passionate playing of subtlety and warmth.
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Fennesz: Agora [VINYL]

After temporarily losing his studio workspace, Fennesz moved his gear to a bedroom in his flat, recalling his earliest setups from the 90s; inspired, he recorded this album of shimmering, swirling buoyant electronic sound of wide range and complexity, augmented with vocals by Katharina Caecilia Fennesz & Mira Waldmann, and field recordings by Manfred Neuwirth.
     Buy      $20.95      Listen          



Hannesson, Mark (Denis Sorokin): Music For Guitar [2 CDS]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Three compositions for solo guitar from Canadian composer Mark Hannesson performed in Saint-Petersburg by Russian guitarist Denis Sorokin and recorded by saxophonist and sound artist Ilia Belorukov; "Each Thing" and "If I Appear Comfortable" using space and a subtle development in extended works; "Triste" using progressions of distorted tones and decay.
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Houben, Eva-Maria : Ensemble Works [2 CDS]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Three detailed and fragile compositions from German minimalist composer Eva-Maria Houben reveal themselves over two CDs, performed by the Boston-based experimental music ensemble, Ensemble Ordinary Affects, with Houben herself on organ recording at Memorial Chapel, in Wesleyan University, CT: three movements from "echo fantasy"; "gesang XI"; and "unter anderen".
Squidco Pick

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Meier, Hans-Jurg : Colours De La Rose . Presso Il Passo Di Cristallina . Diaphaneas
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Several of late Swiss composer Hans-Jurg Meier's works are performed in duo, trio and quartet settings, whose compositions merged baroque forms with translations of architecture, endeavoring to make physically tangible the sensual qualities of the musical material (tones, intervals, texture) while exploring the interaction of nature, form and beauty.
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Schlothauer, Burkhard : Harmonies And Structures
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

When the Zeitkratzer Ensemble was asked to perform a late ensemble work by John Cage, director Reinhold Friedl turned to composer Burkhard Schlothauer, who reworked one of Cage's Number Pieces to create this rich piece using Cage's methods; plus a composition for the dance piece "Bewegte Bauhausbilder"; and an octet commissioned for the Klangzeit-Festival Time Is On My Side.
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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.

 Recent Reviews on The Squid's Ear

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Christopher Fox:

 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.

• You can ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


Jason Alder / Piotr Michalowski:
(Creative Sources)

Anemochore (Frantz Loriot / Sebastian Strinning / Daniel Studer / Benjamin Brodbeck):
Suites And Seeds
(Creative Sources)

BBC Trio ( Gorka Benitez / Guillermo Celano / Marcos Baggiani):
Donde Esta Nuestro Hogar?
(Creative Sources)

Lars Brondum / Per Gardin:
(Creative Sources)

Marilyn Crispell / Tanya Kalmanovitch / Richard Tietelbaum:
Dream Libretto
(Leo Records)

den Boer Salmom, Miriam / Ernesto Rodrigues / Fredrik Rasten / Guilherme Rodrigues:
A Late Evening In The Future
(Creative Sources)

Drasler / Jackson / Thompson:
(Creative Sources)

Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
(Creative Sources)

Limbo Ensemble:
(Creative Sources)

Nikolaus Neuser / Carlos Quebrada:
Toxicodendron Radicans
(Creative Sources)

Jorge Nuno Connection:
Sao Paulo Connection
(Creative Sources)

Uwe Oberg / Rudi Mahall / Michael Griener:
Lacy Pool 2
(Leo Records)

Ivo Perelman / Mat Maneri / Mark Feldman / Jason Hwang:
Strings 1
(Leo Records)

Ivo Perelman / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley:
Strings 3
(Leo Records)

Ivo Perelman / Mat Maneri / Nate Wooley / Matthew Shipp:
Strings 4
(Leo Records)

Ivo Perelman / Mat Maneri / William Henry Roberts / Ned Rothenberg:
Strings 2
(Leo Records)

Jean-Luc Petit / Jeremy Baysse / Fabrice Favriou:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues :
(Creative Sources)

Schwarm 13:
At Studioboerne 45
(Creative Sources)

Rayon Blanc
(Creative Sources)


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