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SQUIDCO Email Update October 9, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
October 9, 2020

"I love improvised music because you are free to be the character you are,
Without restrictions,
Free to express yourself through the music."
—Mark Sanders

   Creative Artists

• Amado, Rodrigo / Dirk Serries
• The Chemical Expansion League
• Joel Futterman
• Holshouser/Bennink/Moore
• Eiko Ishibashi
• Konstrukt/Otomo Yoshihide
• Alvin Lucier
• Phil Minton/Dieb13
• Nicole Mitchell/Lisa E. Harris
• Monicker (Scott Thomson/Arthur Bull/Roger Turner)
• Michael Moore (w/ Wierbos/de Joode/Vatcher)
• Rachel Musson/Pat Thomas/Mark Sanders
• Sainkho Namtchylak/Ned Rothenberg/Dieb13
• Rodrigues/Lonberg-Holm/Pinheiro
• Sam Shalabi/Norm Adams/Tim Crofts
• Udo Schindler/Masako Ohta
• Matthew Shipp Trio

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Black Truffle
Bug Incision Records
Creative Sources

FPE Records
JDF Music


   Jazz & Improvisation

Amado, Rodrigo / Dirk Serries: Jazzblazzt

Portugese tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado met Belgian electric & acoustic guitarist Dirk Serries for this live performance at Jazzblazzt in The Netherlands in 2018 for two extended conversations, the first set finding Serries on electric and the 2nd on acoustic, as the two push and pull each other, intertwining or finding complement in their discourse.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Chemical Expansion League, The (Bohman / Lynch / Northover / Mengersen): Grappling with the Orange Porpoise
(Creative Sources)

Some of the London free improv scene's finest players, including members of Remote Viewers, Custodians Of The Realm, London Improvisers Orchestra, The Runcible Quintet, &c, met with visiting Berlin double bassist Ulf Mengersen to record this fascinating collective improvisation, using objects, preparations, and a WASP synthesizer for wonderfully unusual results.
Squidco Pick

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Futterman, Joel: Remembering Dolphy
(JDF Music)

Pianist Joel Futterman pays a tribute to late alto saxophonist Eric Dolphy through six Dolphy original compositions, plus one Mal Waldron track and two Futterman originals referencing Dolphy's well-known Blue Note record, "Out to Dinner" parts one & two, each track unedited with no overdubs and the album presented in the sequence in which it was recorded.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Holshouser / Bennink / Moore: Live in NYC

A rollicking set of interwoven tunes and improvisations from the trio of Michael Moore on clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone & melodica, Will Holshouser on accordion, and Han Bennink on drums, performing live at Drom, in New York City in 2009 during a 2-week American tour, a joyfully upbeat and lyrical set of improvisations with exuberant drive.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Konstrukt / Otomo Yoshihide: Eastern Saga: Live at TUSK [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

The 4th of Karl Records' collaboration series brings Turkish free improvising group Konstrukt together with Japanese experimental improviser Otomo Yoshihide, recording at the Tusk Festival in 2018, Konstrukt configured as a quintet with two drummers, winds, guitar, synth and bass, Otomo adding guitar and turntables to create a dense, exultant and exotic brew of electrified improvisation.
     Buy      $20.95      Listen          

Minton, Phil / Dieb13: With, Without

Combining concerts from a number of festivals and venues between 2009 & 2017, this album presents the best of the collaboration between London free improvising vocalist Phil Minton and Austrian turntablist and experimenter Dieb13, each of them masterfully unleashed in overwhelmingly creative, outlandish, sometimes frightening/sometimes uproarious, truly unique music.
Squidco Pick

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Mitchell, Nicole / Lisa E. Harris: Earthseed [VINYL 2 LPs]
(FPE Records)

Continuing her series of large works inspired by the dystopic writings of Octavia E. Butler, composer and flutist Nicole Mitchell assembles Chicago improvisers including cellist Tomeka Reid, percussionist Avreeayl Ra, trumpeter Ben LaMar Gay and interdisciplinary artist Lisa E. Harris to explore facets of Butler's Parable of the Sower.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Monicker (Scott Thomson / Arthur Bull / Roger Turner): Libr'aerie
(Bug Incision Records)

The second release from the trio of legendary London improvising drummer Roger Turner, Montreal trombonist Scott Thomson and guitarist Arthur Bull, aka Moniker, after their 2018 Ambiances Magnetiques album "Spine", in three improvisations about "Books", quick witted active improvisation with a carefree and bright approach to exceptionally detailed interaction.
Squidco Pick

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Moore, Michael (w/ Wierbos / de Joode / Vatcher): Felix Quartet

Recorded at the historic Bimhuis during the Felix Meritis festival, this was the first meeting of the Felix Quartet featuring frequent collaborators Michael Moore on sax & clarinet and trombonist Wolter Wierbos, with Wilbert de Joode on bass and Michael Vatcher on drums & hammer dulcimer, performing Moore's superb compositions written for this event & for these players.
Squidco Pick

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Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders: Shifa - Live In Oslo

Performing as part of the Blow Out Festival 2019, the UK improvising trio Shifa, meaning "healing", of Rachel Musson on tenor saxophone, Pat Thomas on piano, and Mark Sanders on drums, are captured live in Oslo for four dramatic and masterful collective improvisations, passionate and building works, releasing their tension and rebuilding in powerful waves.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14      Listen          

Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders: Shifa - Live In Oslo [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22      Listen          

Namtchylak, Sainkho / Ned Rothenberg / Dieb13: Antiphonen

The first meeting for the trio of Tuvan free improvising vocalist & throat singer Sainkho Namtchylak, saxophonist Ned Rothenberg and turntablist Dieb13, captured in performance at Music Unlimited 33, at Alter Schlachthof Wels, Austria in 2019 for 2 improvisations — the 40 minute "Shave and a Haircut" and the 11 minute "Two Bits" — in incredibly creative and formidable music.
Squidco Pick

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Rodrigues / Lonberg-Holm / Pinheiro: Multiforms
(Creative Sources)

A dynamic encounter between Chicago improvising cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Red Trio pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro, and Creative Sources label leader, violist Ernesto Rodrigues, performing live during the CreativeFest XIII at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal, in one extended improvisation and a relatively concise coda; powerful and assertive, masterful work.
Squidco Pick

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Sam Shalabi / Norm Adams / Tim Crofts: Collateral
(Bug Incision Records)

Produced for their Spring 2018 Canadian Tour, the trio of Montreal/Cairo-based oud and guitar player Sam Shalabi, and Halifax collaborators, cellist Norm Adams and pianist Tim Crofts (both part of the suddenlyLISTEN performance series) present a live concert at St. Matthew's United Church in Halifax, brilliantly merging Arabic, compositional & free approaches.
Squidco Pick

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Schindler, Udo / Masako Ohta : Music In Space
(Creative Sources)

Tokyo pianist Masako Ohta, who works in both compositional and improvisation fields and here perform inside and out of the piano, met mutli-instrumentalist Udo Schindler, here on clarinets and alto horn, as part of the art exhibition by Philp Fischer Ulrich: "monitorobjekte" at Salon fur Klang+Kunst, in Krailling/Munich, Germany in 2019.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Shipp Trio, Matthew: The Unidentifiable

Using the traditional piano-bass-drums lineup, NY pianist Matthew Shipp's trio with Michael Bisio on bass and Newman Taylor Baker on drums balance their work between beautiful lyrical interplay of melodic counterpoint and rhythmic undertow and exploratory work accentuating unique eccentricities from all three players, a great next motion from this authoritative trio.
     Buy      $14.45      Listen          



Ishibashi, Eiko: Hyakki Yagyo [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

An album of seductively exotic electronics, bass & drums through layered synthesisers, acoustic instrumentation, recited verse and field recordings from Japanese composer and multi-instrumentalist Eiko Ishibashi, performed with Jim O'Rourke on double bass and Joe Talia on percussion, the work calling attention to persistent dangers, myths and evasions in Japanese culture.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $29.95      Listen          



Lucier, Alvin: Vespers [VINYL]

Composer Alvin Lucier is heard in two extended works: "Vespers" (1969) using the Environ-Ears Recording System, an acoustical labyrinth and microphone assembly duplicating the localization and noise-reducing functions of the human ear; and "Chambers" (1968) exploring the relationship between our perception of the source of a sound and its relation to space.
     Buy      $26.95      Listen          

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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 Stay Current With Squidco

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.


Ilia Belorukov / Jason Kahn:
(Notice Recordings)

Brodbeck / Bohm:
Weak Ties
(Creative Sources)

Chris Brown:
Retrospectacles [2 CDs]

Bruckmann / Djll / Heule / Nishi-Smith:
Brittle Feebling

Cryingsnice (Eric Hamelin / Chris Dadge):
All Greased Up For Nothin'
(Bug Incision Records)

Emily Davis / Christopher Riggs / George Romaine:
Extinction Burst
(Bug Incision Records)

Ellen Fullman / David Gamper w/ Stuart Dempster:
Pink Sea Thrift [VINYL]

Joel Futterman:
Blues For My Brother
(Creation Music)

Joel Futterman :
The Fall
(Creation Music)

Joel Futterman / Ike Levin Duo:
The Present Gift
(IML Music)

Joel Futterman / Ike Levin Trio featuring Kash Killion:
(Charles Lester Music)

Guillaume Gargaud :
Strange Memories
(Setola Di Maiale / Chant)

Gelber Flieder:
(Creative Sources)

Gorlinsky / Sysoev / Muller:
Universal Vitamin
(Creative Sources)

Naoki Kita / Guilherme Rodrigues / Naoto Yamagishi :
(Creative Sources)

Leap Of Faith:
The Observed Present
(Evil Clown)

Leap Of Faith:
True Representations of Reality
(Evil Clown)

Lijiang Quintet:
Crossing A River By Rope

Miller / Mettler / Foisy:
(Notice Recordings)

Moritz / Ali / Costa :
(Neither/Nor Records)

akuji Naka / Tim Olive:
Minouragatake [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

Pau Nasim:
(Creative Sources)

PEK Solo:
(Evil Clown)

PEK Solo / An Orchestra Of PEKS:
Some Truths Are Known [3 CDS]
(Evil Clown)

Chris Pitsiokos / Javier Areal Velez / Kevin Murray:
First Blush
(1039 Records)

Bitter Banquet

Rodrigues / Torres / Mira:
(Creative Sources)

Skrijelj / Rodrigues / Mira / Malmendier:
(Creative Sources)

String Theory:
(Creative Sources)

Sub-Unit No. 1:
Main Sequence
(Evil Clown)

 Squidco Workspace

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Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2003. 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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