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SQUIDCO Email Update October 30, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
October 30, 2020

"To improvise well,
You have to forget everything;
So to compose well,
You have to forget everything, too."
—Sylvie Courvoisier

   Creative Artists

• Robert Ashley
• Albert Ayler
• Ilia Belorukov/Jason Kahn
• Tim Berne's Snakeoil
• Don Brown/Dan Reynolds
• Courvoisier/Gress/Wollesen
• Jackson/Baker/Kirshner
• Leap of Faith
• Paul Lovens/Florian Stoffner
• Nakatani/Parish/Rowden
• Pau Nasim (Lopez-Palacios/Serra)
• J. Pavone String Ensemble
• PEK Solo/An Orchestra Of PEKS
• Rodrigues/Torres/Mira
• Slapp Happy
• Horace Tapscott/
    The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra/
    Great Vocie of UGMAA
• Birgit Ulher/Franz Hautzinger
• Fred Van Hove/Peter Brotzmann

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Creative Sources
Dark Tree Records
Dropa Disc
Evil Clown
ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd

Lovely Music
Notice Recordings
Our Swimmer
Relative Pitch
Sacred Realism


   Jazz & Improvisation

Ayler, Albert: Spirit Rejoice & Bells Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Revisiting two of the most essential and influential albums of saxophonist Albert Ayler's discography, both recorded in 1965 — Spirits Rejoice in a sextet and Bells in a quintet — both drawing from some of NY's finest players including Charles Tyler, Henry Grimes, Gary Peacock, Sunny Murray, Donald Ayler and Lewis Worrell, properly remastered to showcase Ayler's stunning conceptions in free jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Berne's, Tim Snakeoil: The Deceptive 4 Live [2 CDs]

The long-established Snakeoil quartet led by New York saxophonist Tim Berne, with Matt Mitchell on piano, Oscar Noriega on bass and B-flat clarinet, and Ches Smith on drums & percussion, are heard live in three settings over two CDs — at Firehouse 12 in 2017; at IBEAM in New York in 2010; and at Roulette in NY in 2009 — showing the band's evolution of expressive power.
Squidco Pick

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Courvoisier, Sylvie Trio (Courvoisier / Gress / Wollesen): Free Hoops

With tracks dedicated to friends, family and musicians including Claude Thornhill & John Zorn, the 3rd album from The Sylvie Courvoisier trio with Drew Gress on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums & "Wollesonics", is an exuberantly sophisticated album of slyly complex jazz compositions that both happily swing and leave room for creative exploration; extraordinary!
Squidco Pick

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Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

The second release for the Chicago trio of Keefe Jackson on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Jim Baker on piano & synthesizer, and Julian Kirshner on drums, following their 2016 album The Noisy Miner, are heard in two performances a year apart at the Hungry Brain, each an extended exploration of remarkably compatible, creative and uniquely lyrical collective collaboration.
Squidco Pick

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Leap of Faith: Principles of an Open Future
(Relative Pitch)

An embraceable & explorative example of the core duo of the Boston-area free improvising ensemble Leap of Faith (the foundation of the Leap of Faith Orchestra) of David Peck on reeds and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, both employing the enormous Evil Clown arsenal of percussive and sonic devices, in two large works recorded at their headquarter studio.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

The core duet of the Leap of Faith Orchestra (LOFO) comprised of PEK on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice is joined by pianist Eric Zinman performing inside and out of the piano, and also on synthesizer, drums & percussion, for three improvisations recorded live in the studio in Cambridge, MA in 2020.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Lovens, Paul / Florian Stoffner: Tetratne
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Captured live in Ljubljana during the 2019 "Sound Disobedience Festival", European Free Improv legendary drummer Paul Lovens co-composed this work with Swiss guitarist Florian Stoffner, "Tetra" referring to structures of 4, as in their 4-part improvisation with each player using all 4 limbs in a remarkable dialog of time, tone, technique, and nearly telepathic intention.
Squidco Pick

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Nakatani, Tatsuya / Shane Parish / Zach Rowden: Live At Static Age Records [CASSETTE W/DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

An exciting set of improvisations between percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, guitarist Shane Parish (Ahleuchatistas) and double bassist Zach Rowden, recorded live at Static Age Records in Asheville, NC in 2018 while Nakatani was on tour, his inventive mix of drumming and tumultuously ringing percussion perfectly complementing the introspectively energetic trio interaction.
Squidco Pick

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Pau Nasim (Lopez-Palacios / Serra): Alusion
(Creative Sources)

Taking their project name as a concatenation of their personal names, appropriate to the close improvisational bond shared by the Spanish drum and sax duo of Nasim Lopez-Palacios and Pau Torres Serra, who present a unique and idiosyncratic language on their instruments to create an engaging set of dialogs through energetically controlled yet never chaotic interaction.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

David Peck, aka PEK, took advantage of the down time from his typically busy performance schedule with the Boston-area collective of bands centered around Leap of Faith to record a number of solo performances, using a variety of reed and wind instruments and the arsenal of unusual percussive instruments at his disposal, recording the 3 full CDs of new material presented in this set.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Rodrigues / Torres / Mira: Setubal
(Creative Sources)

A live performance at Casa da Cultura during the "Creative Sources Cycle" in 2020, capturing an extended acoustic improvisation between Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone, and Miguel Mira on cello, using restrained approaches to deceptively detailed dialog of magnificent technique, as they sonically describe the Setúbal Inlet near Lisbon.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Tapscott, Horace / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra / Great Vocie of UGMAA: Live At Lacma, 1998 [VINYL]
(Dark Tree Records)

Formed in 1961 with the goal of preserving, developing and performing African-American music, pianist Horace Tapscott is heard in this well-recorded concert from 1998, his last public performance, at LACMA in Los Angeles with a 20 piece orchestra including sax, trombone, a 12 member chorus, three bassists, and 3 percussionists; a significant addition to Tapscott's catalog.
     Buy      $27.95      Listen          

Ulher, Birgit / Franz Hautzinger: Kleine Trompetenmusik
(Relative Pitch)

Translating to "Little Trumpet Music", the duo of trumpeters Birgit Uhler and Franz Hautzinger, Uhler also performing on radio & objects, use extreme techniques and approaches to their improvisations, focusing on extraneous sounds from their instruments in enigmatic and captivating ways, expansively defining reductionism in masterfully idiosyncratic ways.
Squidco Pick

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Van Hove, Fred / Peter Brotzmann: Front To Front [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
(Dropa Disc)

A limited edition LP documenting the duo performance between European Free Improv legends, pianist Fred Van Hove and multi-reedist Peter Brotzmann, recorded at the Summer Bummer Festival in 2019 for an intimately forceful performance, four extended dialogs of immense technical skill and creative drive, a great summation of their adventurous collaboration.
Squidco Pick

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Belorukov, Ilia / Jason Kahn: Studio Album [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

Recorded in two studios — Saint-Petersburg, Russia and Zurich, Switzerland — capturing 5 encounters between experimental improvisers Ilia Belorukov performing on modular synthesizer, and Jason Kahn, who steps away from his electronics and drums in favor of stark vocalizing, each providing perfectly caustic responses to the other's intense and determined tactics.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

Brown, Don / Dan Reynolds: D=D [HARDCOVER BOOK w/ CD]
(Sacred Realism)

The culmination of 15 years of work is this ambitious installment of Bryan Eubanks with Joe Foster, Dan Brown, and Dan Reynolds' sound project, in a CD of diverse compositions merging concrete, acousmatic sources and field recordings, with an accompanying 391 page book of letters, notes, aphorisms, scores, images, and commentary from the artists & contributors.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          



Slapp Happy: Acnalbasac Noom [VINYL RSD]
(Our Swimmer)

Acnalbasac Noom was Slapp Happy's second LP, recorded in 1973, and engineered by Kurt Grauner in Faust's legendary Wumme Studio using Faust as the Slapphappy house band; it was originally rejected by Virgin Records, who made the group re-record the album with different musicians as Casablanca Moon, though through time Acnalbasac is still the definitive and preferred edition.
Squidco Pick

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Ashley, Robert: Foreign Experiences
(Lovely Music)

Part of the opera tetralogy Now Eleanor's Idea that Ashley wrote in the early 1990s and performed by his ensemble, the "band" who interpreted his work for 20 years, from 1992 through 2012; this recording is from a live performance in Hebbel Theater, Berlin in 1995, the opera following the life of his characters in parallel to universal issues we all face.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Pavone, J. String Ensemble: Lost and Found [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Jessica Pavones String Ensemble with Pavone and Abby Swidler on violas, and Erica Dicker and Angela Morris on violins, are recorded live at Firehouse 12 in a set of Pavone compositions combining traditional notation and improvisation, with a focus on sustained collaborative playing and the application of ideas exploring the healing potential of sonic vibrations.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Pavone, J. String Ensemble: Lost and Found [CD]
(Astral Spirits)

CD edition of the cassette + download listed above.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

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 Stay Current With Squidco

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AAM (Forsen / Axelsson / Dimming):
(Creative Sources)

Sarah Bernstein :

Jeb Bishop Centrifugal Trio:
(Astral Spirits)

John Blum / Jackson Krall:
(Relative Pitch)

Rasmus Borg:
(Creative Sources)

Patrick Brennan / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Hernani Faustino / Abdul Moimeme:
The Sudden Bird Of Waiting
(Creative Sources)

Butcher / Prevost / Viltard:
Iklectik Live One

Juan Calvi / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues ‎:
Los Ejes De Mi Carreta
(Creative Sources)

Symbolic Boundary
(Creative Sources)

Hendrick Eichler :
(Creative Sources)

Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter :

Stephen Flinn:
Red Bell
(Creative Sources)

Franklin / Gill:
To My Left Is Where The Lake Is
(Creative Sources)

Joel Futterman :
The Fall
(Creation Music)

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

Phillip Greenlief :
Barbedwire: 37 Graphic Scores For Trio Volume One
(Creative Sources)

Charlotte Greve / Vinnie Sperrazza / Chris Tordini:
The Choir Invisible

Hupata! (Rave / Warelis / Tuan Ku):
Microclimates [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

I.P.Y. (Ikue Mori / Phew / YoshimiO):

Christoph Irniger Trio (w / Raffaele Bossard / Ziv Ravitz):
Open City

Hermione Johnson :
(Relative Pitch)

Jooklo Trio (Genta / Vanzan / Lopez):
It Is What It Is
(Relative Pitch)

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

Kordik / Lucas / Prevost:
High Laver Reflections
(Matchless / Earshot)

Krennerich / Schubert / Osswald / Fischer:
Degrees Above
(Creative Sources)

James Lewis Brandon Quartet (w/ Taylor / Ortiz / Jones):

Samara Lubelski :
Partial Infinite Sequence
(Relative Pitch)

Sabir Mateen / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
Survival Situation

Miller / Mettler / Foisy:
(Notice Recordings)

Moore / Prevost / Yarde:

Rachel Musson:
I Went This Way

Keir Neuringer / Shayna Dulberger / Julius Masri:
Dromedaries II
(Relative Pitch)

OM (Urs Leimgruber / Christy Doran / Bobby Burri / Fredy Studer) :
It's About Time

Other Plastics (Dominic Coles / Hunter Brown):
Overtime Liquor
(Creative Sources)

Pan (Kim / Benes / Haag / Alsadi / Saremi):
I Had A Dream
(Creative Sources)

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

Eddie Prevost Band (w/ Hawkins / Gold / Mattos):
Bean Soup and Bouquets

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Almeida / Hencleeday / Parrinha / Parrinha / Santos / Valinho:
Spiegel II
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos:
Sur Nos Pas Dans La Clarte Du Jour
(Creative Sources)

Guilherme Rodrigues :
(Creative Sources)

Schindler / Kepl:
(Creative Sources)

Alexander Schlippenbach von :
Piano Solo: Slow Pieces for Aki

Schubert / Schlippenbach / Blume:
(Relative Pitch)

[SNDNG STTNS] Kifpfmuller / Janek feat. Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Case Study: Sertao
(Creative Sources)

Marie Takahashi / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Helena Espvall / Joao Valinho:
Queen Trot
(Creative Sources)

Horace Tapscott / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra:
Ancestral Echoes: The Covina Sessions, 1976
(Dark Tree Records)

Tester / Caldwell:
Little Flower [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Sam Weinberg / Henry Fraser / Weasel Walter :

Jacob Wick / Brad Henkel:
Lovely Bag You Have
(Relative Pitch)

Nate Wooley:
Seven Storey Mountain VI
(Pyroclastic Records)

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