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SQUIDCO Email Update, November 15, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 15, 2019

"The language is alive and like anything else,
It goes to bizarre places."
—Matthew Shipp

   Creative Artists

• After Dinner
• Cristian Alvear/Tim Olive
• Jeb Bishop/Matthias Muche
• Bonne Humeur Provisoire
• Day & Taxi
• Entr'acte (Vandermark/Wooley/Rasmussen/Stadhouders/Dieb13/&c).
• Fish & Steel (Mats Aleklint/Per-Ake Holmlander/Paal Nilssen-Love)
• Isotope Ensemble
• Steve Lehman/Craig Taborn
• Joe McPhee/Paal Nilssen-Love
• Elizabeth Millar/Tim Olive/Craig Pedersen
• Miles Okazaki
• Udo Schindler/Ernesto Rodrigues/Guilherme Rodrigues
• Matthew Shipp/Nate Wooley
• Matthew Shipp String Trio (w/ Mat Maneri/William Parker)
• Harri Sjostrom/Guilherme Rodrigues
• Tyshawn Sorey/Marilyn Crispell
• Craig Taborn/Vadim Neselovskyi
• Toys'R Noise
• Urge/Sete Star Sept

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

845 Audio
Audiographic Records
Creative Sources
Fish Prints

Pi Recordings



   Jazz & Improvisation

Bishop, Jeb / Matthias Muche: Duo
(Creative Sources)

Two trombones free improvising in the studio in Koln from the Duo of Chicago's Jeb Bishop and Cologne's Matthias Muche, both members of the trombone trio Bone-Crusher with Matthias Muller, this album recorded in the studio in Koln just before Bone-Crusher's "Konzert Fur Hannes" (NotTwo), elucidating this facet of the trio in 10 insightful dialogs of awesome technique and wit.
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Day & Taxi: Devotion

A melodically subtle and sophisticated album of twenty improvisations composed by saxophonist Christoph Gallio and performed with Gerry Hemingway on drums and Silvan Jeger on electric bass, with Friederike Mayrocker providing words on several tracks, the compositions as short as 19 seconds and a long as 7:40, each dedicated to visual artists and colleagues.
Squidco Pick

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Entr'acte: Soigne Ta Droite
(Audiographic Records)

Ken Vandermark's first large ensemble recording in more than four years brings together ten vanguard improvisers in acoustic and ea-improv forms--Dieb13, Elisabeth Harnik, Steve Heather, Terrie Hessels, Didi Kern, Mette Rasmussen, Jasper Stadhouders, Joe Williamson, and Nate Wooley--recording 3 long-form compositions live in concert, dedicated in sequence to musician Ikue Mori, sculptor Richard Serra, and painter, poet & typographist Francis Picabia.
Squidco Pick

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Fish & Steel (Mats Aleklint / Per-Ake Holmlander / Paal Nilssen-Love): Fish & Steel

Distilling a trio from Paal Nillsen-Love's Large Unit results in Fish & Steel, the trio of Mats Aleklint on trombone, Per Ake Holmlander on tuba, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion, an unusual brass & drum orchestration in two extended improvisations with an experimental bent that veers in and out of jazz forms with a mischievous attitude and masterful playing.
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Isotope Ensemble: Radium
(Creative Sources)

Recorded at CreativeFest#12 in Lisbon at O'Culto de Ajuda, the 21-piece electroacoustic ensemble Isotope takes on the chemical element Radium in a gripping piece of evolving improvisation, intensely restrained and extremely detailed, orchestrated with cello, baroque violin, double bass, acoustic & electric guitars, zither, psaltery, winds, brass, keys, electronics and percussion.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Lehman, Steve / Craig Taborn: The People I Love
(Pi Recordings)

Saxophonist Steve Lehman's trio with drummer Damion Reid and double bassist Matt Brewer is expanded with pianist Craig Taborn for an album of Lehman originals and compositions by Autechre, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Kirkland, and Jeff "Tain" Watts, plus three duo recordings between Lehman and Taborn; intricate cutting edge jazz made effortless and exuberant!
Squidco Pick

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McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen Love: Song for the Big Chief

Named for Sunny Murray's 1969 album "Big Chief", the long-runing collaborations of tenor saxophonist & pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love pay tribute to the late drummer Sunny Murray in this concert recording at London's Cafe Oto for a dynamic dialog of free jazz, with two nuanced free improv pieces including a "Fantasy for Lester [Bowie]".
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Okazaki, Miles: The Sky Below
(Pi Recordings)

An album of intelligent modern jazz that twists contemporary bop forms through unusual time signatures and highly interactive playing, in the 5th album from composer and bandleader Miles Okazaki, retaining his rhythm section of Anthony Tidd (bass) and Sean Rickman (drums) and here with Matt Mitchell on piano and keys; forward-thinking and embraceable.
Squidco Pick

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Schindler, Udo / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues : Mycelial Studies [2 CDs]
(Creative Sources)

Two complete live performances in Munich at Galerie arToxin, and at Udo Schindler's Salon fur Klang + Kunst Krailing in 2018, with Schindler on bass clarinet, soprano saxophone and cornet, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, and Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, balancing active and introspective dialog of advanced harmonics, (a)rhythmic approaches, and extraordinary technique.
Squidco Pick

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Shipp, Matthew / Nate Wooley: What If?

An authoritative meeting between two of New York City's strongest players--Matthew Shipp on piano and Nate Wooley on trumpet--distilled to their essence after work with saxophonist Ivo Pereleman, here performing a set of 12 Shipp compositions brilliantly captured in the studio, illuminating Shipp's solid mastery of the keys and Wooley's remarkable technique and creative drive.
Squidco Pick

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Shipp, Matthew String Trio (w/ Mat Maneri / William Parker): Symbolic Reality

Six compositions by pianist Matthew Shipp for his String Trio with violist Mat Maneri and double bassist William Parker, their first Trio record since 2001's "Expansion, Power and Release" (Hat), their long history of working together in a variety of configurations creating a near-telepathic link between the players over Shipp's sophisticated frameworks.
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Sjostrom, Harri / Guilherme Rodrigues: The Treasures Are
(Creative Sources)

Bringing together a wealth of experience in contemporary improvised music, Berlin-based cellist Guilherme Rodrigues and soprano and sopranino saxophonist Harri Sjostrom developed these 12 pieces, combining and contrasting their instruments, at times seeming to complete each other's phrases, in a remarkably sophisticated and virtuosic "Treasure".
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Sorey, Tyshawn / Marilyn Crispell: The Adornment of Time
(Pi Recordings)

New York drummer Tyshawn Sorey and pianist Marilyn Crispell first played toghether in 2014, this only their 3rd performance, at The Kitchen in 2018 as part of a 3-day career accomplishments series for Sorey, the two performing in the dark as they spontaneously evolve a brilliant piece of innate orchestration, color, texture, rhythm, and thematic development.
Squidco Pick

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Taborn, Craig / Vadim Neselovskyi: The Book Beri'ah Vol 11: Da'at

Two pianists--Vadim Neselovskyi and Craig Taborn--take on the 11th volume of composer John Zorn's 3rd book of Masada compositions, The Book Beri'ah, in settings from solo piano, piano duos, and three pieces for piano, bass and drums, performed with bassist Dan Loomis and drummer Ronen Itzik; beautifully lyrical work merging contemporary compositional and improvisation forms.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          


A split vinyl release between Urge (Caen) and Tokyo's Sete Star Sept, with one track from the French free jazz trio Urge of Antoine Ulmann on sax, Bubu Pagier on gutiar, and Yann Fontbonne on drums, playing in a Borbetomagus mode; and the Japanese gridcore duo of drummer Ryosuke Kiyasu and bassist/vocalist Kae Takahashi providing a thick extended rock grindcore piece; a blistering combo.
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Alvear, Cristian / Tim Olive: Telquan
(845 Audio)

Minimalist Chilean guitarist Cristian Alvear and Tim Olive first played together in October 2016, doing three concerts in Japan, Alvear returning to Japan in October of 2017 for additional performances in Kyoto and Osaka, then spending a day recording in Kobe; this single improvised piece he result of that day, heard as it was recorded, with a few structural edits.
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Millar, Elizabeth / Tim Olive / Craig Pedersen: Charm Point
(845 Audio)

Montreal-area's Mystery and Wonder Records duo of Elizabeth Millar on clarinet and Craig Pedersen on trumpet met sound artist Tim Olive in Tokyo's famed Gok Sound studio to record these absorbing electroacoustic improvisations, employing hand-made microphones in metal and wooden tubes, corrupted consumer sound devices, and electro-magnetism through analog circuits.
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Toys'R Noise: Manivole [VINYL]

Using toys and handmade instruments alongside guitar, bass, synths, plundered recordings and electronics, the French Toys'R'Noise trio are a live performing group that borrows from electro-beat rock forms with overtones of IDM/ambient forms, building extended sections and then amusing with quick-witted sections that bridge a clear love of the music.
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After Dinner: Souvenir Cassette (2019) [DELUXE CD EDITION]
(Fish Prints)

Originally released in 1988 in limited cassette and LP editions and comprising live recordings from performances in 1987, the Japanese avant rock band After Dinner with vocalist Haco merged Japanese traditional music and electronics in sublime ways, their live performances a great reflection of their recorded albums, here impeccably remastered by Bob Drake.
Squidco Pick

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Bonne Humeur Provisoire: Marek [VINYL]

A very odd album of experimental rock and mutilated folk forms that they refer to as "A sort of traditional music from a later country in a less faraway time", from French percussionist Bertrand Fraysse with vocalist Miha, using repetition and simple forms that build to strangely dense electronic environments, with a clear DIY and peculiar attitude; great fun!
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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.

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


Anil Eraslan / Antonis Anissegos :
Dark Matters
(Creative Sources)

Guro Johansen Gravem / Sergio Castrillon:
Ekelyveien 10
(Creative Sources)

Tatsuya Nakatani :
Rock Garden Extended [CASSETTE]

Etienne Nillesen / Nicola Hein / Magda Mayas / Eve Risser / Marta Warelis:
Piano Trialogues
(Creative Sources)

(Creative Sources)

Paraskevopoulos, Villy / Uli Winter / Fredi Proll:
Live at artacts `19 / St. Johann
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Denis Sorokin / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Loneliness In Saint-Petersburg
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Luis Senra / Gianna De Toni / Luis Couto / Biagio Verdolini:
Prima Pratica
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Olaf Rupp / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Man Is Wolf To Man
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Yu Lin Humm / Philippe Trovao / Pedro Frazao / André Hencleeday / Ryoko Imai :
(Creative Sources)

Udo Schindler / Masako Ohta :
Kaiyushiki Teien
(Creative Sources)

Marie Takahashi / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hui-Chun Lin :
Double X Double
(Creative Sources)

Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Mare Tranquillitatis
(Creative Sources)

VocColours / Yoichiro Kita :
Live in Japan
(Creative Sources)

Ed Williams:
(Creative Sources)


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