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SQUIDCO Email Update December 11, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
December 11, 2020

"The joy is so much more immense
If you prepare yourself to go where the music will take you,
And not try and make the music go where you want it perhaps,
Or think it might go."
—Tony Oxley

   Creative Artists

• A Love Supreme Electric
   (Golia / Hanrahan / Kaiser / Peet / Watt)
• Juan Calvi/Maria do Mar/Ernesto Rodrigues/Guilherme Rodrigues
• Wendy Eisenberg
• Espen Eriksen Trio
• Reinhold Friedl
• Dave Gisler Trio (w/Bossard/Friedli) + Jaimie Branch
• Sarah Hennies
• Ingrid Laubrock
• Frank Lowe
• Motorpsycho
• Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere
• The Owl featuring Pablo Held
• Anthony Pirog
• Horace Tapscott
• Cecil Taylor/Tony Oxley
• Keith Tippett
• Mars Williams Presents and Ayler XMas V4

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits / Soul What Records
Ba Da Bing!
Black Saint Vinyl
Creative Sources

Listen! Foundation
New World Records
Rune Grammofon
Survival Research


   Jazz & Improvisation

A Love Supreme Electric (Vinny Golia / John Hanrahan / Henry Kaiser / Wayne Peet / Mike Watt): A Love Supreme & Meditations [2 CDs]

Initiated by West Coast drummer John Hanrahan, A Love Supreme Electric examines John Coltrane's A Love Supreme and Meditations album, asking to merge the two as one spiritual ecstatic piece of music, as performed on this 2 CD set with Vinny Golia on sax, Bob Moses on percussion, Henry Kaiser on guitar, Mike Watt on bass and Wayne Peet on organ; profound and powerful!
Squidco Pick

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

A studio recording bring three Portuguese string players--Maria do Mar on violin, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, and Guilherme Rodrigues on cello--together with bass & soprano clarinetist Juan Calvi, for 9 succinct intertwining of energetic interplay, often chamber-oriented but all examples of masterful free improvisation exploring a diverse set of creative approaches.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Eriksen, Espen Trio: End Of Summer
(Rune Grammofon)

Pianist Espen Eriksen takes his trio of bassist Lars Tormod Jenset and drummer Andreas Bye back to their roots in their first pure trio record in five years with this beautifully rendered set of original Eriksen compositions, lyrical and touching music with a melancholic tinge, as Eriksen focuses on unforced melodic character that belies an optimistic glow.
Squidco Pick

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Eriksen, Espen Trio: End Of Summer [VINYL]
(Rune Grammofon)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $27.95      Listen          

Gisler, Dave Trio (w / Bossard / Friedli) + Jaimie Branch: Zurich Concert

A rollicking album of electric & acoustic jazz from guitarist Dave Gisler's trio with Raffaele Bossard on bass and Lionel Friedli on drums, with guest Jamie Branch on trumpet, recorded live at unerhort!-Festival, in Zurich, Switzerland in 2019, performing all Gisler compositions of ebullient drive pushing all 4 to exultant and impressive soloing.
Squidco Pick

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Laubrock, Ingrid: Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt (Music For Chamber Orchestra And Small Ensemble) [2 CDs]

The 2nd orchestral album from saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, two very different but complementary sets of compositions using electronics in mostly acoustic settings: the 1st with the larger EOS Chamber Orchestra and guests including Cory Smythe, Tom Rainey, & Sam Pluta; the 2nd a smaller group of Laubrock, Smythe & Pluta + guests Adam Motlock, Josh Modney, and Zeena Parkins.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Lowe, Frank: The Flam [VINYL]
(Black Saint Vinyl)

A major figure in the 1970s loft scene, tenor saxophonist Frank Lowe is heard on this 1975 studio album in the company of some of New York's finest free jazz players--Leo Smith on trumpet, Joseph Bowie on trombone, Alex Black on acoustic & electric bass, and Charles "Bobo" Shaw on drums--performing compositions from Lowe, Bowie, Smith & Shaw and one collective improvisation.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Owl, The feat. Pablo Held: Improcode
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

The Polish trio OWL of Marcin Halat on violin, Maciej Garbowski on double bass, and Krzysztof Gradziuk on drums invited German pianist Pablo Held for a concert at Loft in Cologne, 2019, to perform three lyrical and dynamic compositions from violinist Halat, alongside a 6-part "IMPRO" collective improvisation, balancing free and lyrical approches to superb modern jazz.
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Pirog, Anthony: Pocket Poem

Blurring the lines between jazz and rock in ECM and blues-tinged playing in compositions with a solid melodic center, Washington-area guitarist Anthony Pirog presents an album of lyrical music tinged by electronics and rich with evocative environments, performed with Michael Formanek on acoustic and electric bass, and Chess Smith on drums, percussion & electronics.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Tapscott, Horace: Songs Of The Unsung [VINYL]
(Survival Research)

With the same title as his autobiography, this 1978 solo piano album, originally released in a small pressing and now properly reissued, shows both the intimate and the technical mastery of the West Coast pianist and leader of the Pan-Afrikan People's Orchestra, through original compositions and works by Billy Strayhorn, Elmo Hope, Cal Massey &c.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Taylor, Cecil / Tony Oxley: Being Astral And All Registers - Power Of Two

Taken from the personal archives of UK drummer/percussionist Tony Oxley, this extremely well recorded duo session with frequent collaborator, iconoclastic NY pianist Cecil Taylor, are heard in a live performance at the Ulrichsberg Festival, Austria in 2002 for a brilliantly frenetic and masterfully controlled, creative set of two jaw-dropping extended dialogs.
Squidco Pick

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Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records)

This year's An Ayler Xmas, the 4th in the series from saxophonist Mars Williams, expands to a double CD with recordings from two bands: Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Kent Kessler, Brian Sandstrom & Steve Hunt (Chicago); and Steve Swell, Hilliard Greene, Chris Corsano, Nels Cline & Fred Lonberg-Holm (NYC); in incredible free jazz mashups and bash-ups of Holiday favorites.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $24.95      Listen          



Eisenberg, Wendy: Auto
(Ba Da Bing!)

Quirky, embraceable songs from NY guitarist/song-writer Wendy Eisenberg, performed with an eclectic set of musicians who subvert rock forms in inventive ways, from subtle ambience to quickly shifting genre forms and illusively complex avant figures, while Eisenberg's words exposes vulnerability and provide insight, observation, and eccentrically descriptive lyrics.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Motorpsycho: The All Is One [2 CDs]
(Rune Grammofon)

Led by Bent Sæther, Hans Magnus Ryan and Kjell Runar Jenssen, this Norwegian prog-oriented improvising rock band is perhaps one of the finest active currently, here in a double album featuring music from 2 sessions, the 1st at Black Box Studio in France with Reine Fiske (Dungen), and the 2nd at Ocean Sound Studio in Norway with Lars Horntveth (Jaga Jazzist) and Ola Kvernberg (Steamdome).
Squidco Pick

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Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Theta Five

The 5th album from the UK collective improvising progressive rock band of reedist Martin Archer, drummer Steve Dinsdale, bassists Lorin Halsall & Terry Todd, percussionist Walt Shaw, keyboardist Andy Peake, violinist Yvonna Magda and string player & vocalist Jad Todd, merging acoustic and electronic instruments in rich and often dreamlike forms that flow with spirited refinement.
Squidco Pick

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Friedl, Reinhold: Krafft

Composed using the computer program TTM (Textural Transformation Machine) and developed by Friedl to sculpt multiple random processes where all instruments play in rhythmic unison throughout, KRAFFT was composed in 2016 as a commission of the French State, referencing "power" or "force" as regards the sense of unknown rules controlling the world around us.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Hennies, Sarah: Spectral Malsconcities
(New World Records)

Two works of tension, timing and dramatic presentation, one performed by the Bearthoven trio of piano, bass and percussion, repeating polyrhythmic contrapuntal figures; and one performed by the Bent Duo of David Friend and Bill Solomon using vibraphones and piano, drawing on harmonic dissonance to create sonic interference that draws attention to Hennie's composition.
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Tippett, Keith: The Monk Watches The Eagle

As though an elegy for the departed pianist and composer, Keith Tippett does not perform on this work, which was commissioned for the 2004 Norwich and Norfolk Festival, but conducts an ensemble that includes Julie Tippetts on voice, a saxophone octet that includes long-time collaborator Paul Dunmall, and the polyphonic choir of the BBC Singers; an exquisite and stirring work.
Squidco Pick

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Squidco Gift Certificates

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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

Matthew Shipp String Trio: Symbolic Reality (RogueArt)
Matthew Shipp String Trio: Symbolic Reality (RogueArt)

The NDR Big Band with Michael Moore: Sanctuary (Ramboy)
The NDR Big Band with Michael Moore: Sanctuary (Ramboy)

Keith Tippett: Musician Supreme: 1947-2020 [4 CD BOX SET] (FMR Records)
Keith Tippett: Musician Supreme: 1947-2020 [4 CD BOX SET] (FMR Records)

Theresa Wong / Frantz Loriot: Live At Zoom In (Creative Sources)
Theresa Wong / Frantz Loriot: Live At Zoom In (Creative Sources)


 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.


Chris Abrahams:

Joshua Abrams' Cloud Script:
Cloud Script [VINYL]

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

Andrea Centazzo / Elisabeth Harnik:
Duophonic Landscape

Don Cherry:
Where Is Brooklyn?

Marc Copland:
John (for John Abercrombie)

Lol Coxhill / Fred Frith:
French Gigs
(Klanggalerie )

Chris Dadge / Tim Olive:
Nice You!
(845 Audio)

Melaine Dalibert :
Infinite Ascent

Hendrick Eichler :
(Creative Sources)

Frequency Disasters (Beresford / Magaletti / Martino):
Frequency Disasters

Jurg Frey:
l'air, l'instant - deux pianos

Spencer Grady / Fermata Ark / Mark Wastell:
Thus : Excerpts From A Smaller Work

Choi Joonyong / Jin Sangtae:
Hole in My Head

Eyvind Kang:
Ajaeng Ajaeng [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Ideologic Organ)

Shira Legmann:
Giacinto Scelsi: Suite No.9 / Quattro illustrazioni / Un Adieu

Pauli Lyytinen / Maciej Garbowski / Krzysztof Gradziuk:
Swords [2 CDs]
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Phil Maguire / Tim Olive:
(845 Audio)

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

The Sealed Knot (Beins / Davies / Wastell):

The Seen:
For Sake Of Joy Of Study Of Oneself Together

Matthew Shipp :
The Reward [VINYL 2 LPs]

Taku Sugimoto / Takashi Masubuchi:
Live At Otooto & Permian

Akio Suzuki:
Zeitstudie [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

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

Toyozumi / Countryman / Tan:
Chasing the Sun
(ChapChap Records)

oshiya Tsunoda / Taku Unami:
Wovenland 2 [2 CDs]

Fay's Victor Soundnoisefunk:
We've Had Enough!

 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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