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SQUIDCO Email Update, May 14, 2021

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
May 14, 2021

"Anything you play twice is once too much."
—Paul Bley

   Creative Artists

• Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor
   (feat. Jon Irabagon/Joe Fonda)
• Paul Bley Trio
• Anthony Braxton
• Paul Dunmall/Mark Sanders
• Fire! Orchestra/Krzysztof Penderecki
• Satoko Fujii Tokyo Trio
• Joel Futterman/Ike Levin
• Gregorio/Smith/Bryerton
• Innanen/Pasborg/Piromalli
• Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints
• Donald Miller
• Ulrich Mitzlaff
• Hedvig Mollestad Trio
• Motorpsycho
• Ian Power
• Michael Sarian/Matthew Putman
• Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue
• Space Quartet (Toral/Antunes/Morao/Torres)
• Squid
• Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela/Trinite)

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

577 Records
Clean Feed
Creative Sources
Edition Wandelweiser Records
ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd
Greenleaf Music

Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
New Braxton House
Not Two
Pi Recordings
Rune Grammofon
Vin Du Select Qualitite
Warp Records


   Jazz & Improvisation

Altschul's, Barry 3Dom Factor (feat. Jon Irabagon / Joe Fonda): Long Tall Sunshine
(Not Two)

Drum and percussion improviser Barry Altschul leads his trio with Jon Irabagon on tenor, sopranillo saxophones & alto clarinet and Joe Fonda on bass in their fourth release since forming in 2013, here with five original compositions in free jazz form with strong melodic heads that manifest in tremendous soloing from his players and outstanding drum work.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Bley, Paul Trio: Touching & Blood, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing two essential and innovative piano trio albums: Paul Bley Trio's 1965 album Touching with Bley on piano, Kent Carter on double bass and Barry Altschul on drums, plus the title track from the 1966 Bley album Blood with Altschul and Mark Levinson taking the double bass roll, performing compositions by Paul Bley, Carla Bley and Annette Peacock.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Braxton, Anthony: 12 Duets (DCWM) 2012 [12 CD Box Set]
(New Braxton House)

Newly Distributed in 2021: A 12-CD set presenting Braxton in dialogue with three distinctive duet partners: violinist Erica Dicker, vocalist Kyoko Kitamura and bassoonist Katherine Young, recorded in the summer of 2012 over two sessions with each player, a remarkable and expansive set of innovative and creative improvisation.
     Buy      $90.00      Listen          

Dunmall, Paul / Mark Sanders: Unity

Despite countless collaborations in a variety of settings, UK saxophonist Paul Dunmall and drummer/percussionist Mark Sanders have never recorded one of the most straight-forward of pairings — the saxophone and drum duo — correcting their omission with his superb album of exploratory and exuberant dialogs, five tracks showing the skill and kinship between the two.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.00      Listen          

Fire! Orchestra / Krzysztof Penderecki: Actions
(Rune Grammofon)

"Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra" was originally written by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki for the New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra, assembled by Don Cherry for the occasion and conducted by composer himself; this new extended reading and conduction of the score from 2018 was originated and directed by Mats Gustafsson, a powerful update and expansion of the original work.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Fujii, Satoko Tokyo Trio: Moon on the Lake

Pianist Satoko Fujii introduces a new trio with two younger and very active musicians on the Japanese jazz scene--bassist Takashi Sugawa and drummer Ittetsu Takemura--recording in 2020 at Pit Inn in Tokyo for their 3rd live date together, performing five lyrical Fujii original compositions, including "Aspirations" from her album with Leo Smith & Ikue Mori.
Squidco Pick

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Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin: Live In Chicago

An almost hour long "Rhizome" of free improvisation and a brief "Renewal" from the duo of Joel Futterman on piano and Ike Levin on tenor sax & bass clarinet, performing live at Constellation in Chicago in 2017, for a wonderfully evolving work of suspense, release, technical brilliance and exuberant expression, a dialog that only two such frequent collaborators can evoke.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Gregorio, Guillermo / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: Room of the the Present
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Two performances of Chicago reedist and composer Guillermo Gregorio's graphic score "Moholy 2", inspired by the artwork of László Moholy-Nagy, recorded in two conductions at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago in 2007 & 2008 by the trio of Gregorio on clarinets & alto sax, Damon Smith on double bass, and Jerome Bryerton on percussion, cymbals and drums.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

IKB: Limosa Limosa
(Creative Sources)

IKB, a ten-piece reductionist electroacoustic ensemble of strings, reeds, guitar, computer, percussion, piano, drums & objects, continues their exploration of exotic animal species with this 2020 live performance at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon, Portugal, detailing the long-billed shore bird Limosa through intricate, restrained and remarkable expression.
Squidco Pick

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Innanen / Pasborg / Piromalli: This Is It
(Clean Feed)

The Hammond organ takes the lead sound on this straight-up, melodically grooving and fast-paced album, with compositions coming mostly from Finnish saxophonist Mikko Innanen, performed in this trio with French organist Cedric Piromalli and Danish drummer Stefan Pasborg; an album that puts one foot in the history of 60's jazz and one foot firmly in the creative present.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Lovano, Joe & Dave Douglas Sound Prints: Other Worlds
(Greenleaf Music)

Referencing Wayne Shorter ("Footprints") and the lyrically free playing of Shorter's 60s influences, this 3rd album led by tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas, with the powerful support of pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Joey Baron, was recorded following a week at New York's Village Vanguard in January 2020.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Miller, Donald: Transgression!!! [VINYL]
(Vin Du Select Qualitite)

Legendary Borbetomagus guitarist Donald Miller takes a step back to give his listeners an unexpected album of 12-string acoustic guitar instrumentals, something that would fit well in the Imaginational Anthem series through informed pick and slide work, an embraceable album of unique guitar styles and creative rambles through avant and abstract folk & blues forms.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

Mitzlaff, Ulrich: Transparent - fluorescent sound fibres
(Creative Sources)

German cellist and pianist living in Lisbon, Ulrich Mitzlaff recorded these two solo works titled "transparent — fluorescent sound fibers" #1 & #2 in 2015 and 2020, each voiced for extended and unusual instrumental technique in an interaction with percussive objects, the first from 2015 performing on cello, the second from 2020 performed on piano.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Sarian, Michael / Matthew Putman: A Lifeboat (Part I) [VINYL]

The first of two planned volumes of studio improvisations between Brooklyn trumpeter & flugelhorn player Michael Sarian and keyboardist Matthew Putman, recorded in Sarin's home studio during the 2020 pandemic, allowing freedom in exploration as they sought out cadences, rhythms and melodies, this 1st volume presenting the finest of their investigations.
     Buy      $22.00      Listen          

Shyu, Jen & Jade Tongue: Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses
(Pi Recordings)

An articulate and important collection of songs devoted to the marginalized voices of women around the world from NY vocalist Jen Shyu, performed in a masterful quintet with Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Mat Maneri on viola, Thomas Morgan on bass, Dan Weiss on drums, Shyu singing and performing on percussion, piano, Taiwanese moon lute, and Japanese biwa.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Space Quartet (Toral / Antunes / Morao / Torres): Directions
(Clean Feed)

An exploration of space, not outer, but the space we give to each other, the space between events and the space between musical expression, as composed by electronic artist Rafael Toral, using acoustic & electronic feedback and amplification with his quartet of Hugo Antunes on double bass, Nuno Mora on drums & percussion and Nuno Torres on saxophone & electronics.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela / Trinite): Alba
(Creative Sources)

A live recording without an audience and the start of the Welcome To Silkeborg project between Lisbon improvisers Tiago Varela (Equinox Quartet, Isotope Ensemble) on melodicas & voice, and Monsieur Trinité (Equinox Quartet, IKB, Potlatch, Variable Geometry Orchestra) on percussive objects, their first encounter finding the two in a relaxed dialog of creative conversation.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead
(Rune Grammofon)

A scorching album of instrumental rock bridging avant, prog and jazz/rock forms, from the inspired and burning Norwegian band led by guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen and her trio with bassist Ellen Brekken and drummer Ivar Loe Bjornstad; reference John McLaughlin, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, or just focus on the powerhouse that is the Hedvig Mollestad Trio.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead [VINYL]
(Rune Grammofon)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $28.95      Listen          

Motorpsycho: Kingdom of Oblivion
(Rune Grammofon)

The productive and excellent work of Norwegian rock band Motorpsycho, releasing an album a year for 30+ years, continues with this superb example of long form and diverse approaches to the rock medium, the core trio of Saether (bass, vocals, mellotron, &c), Hans Magnus Ryan (guitar, sax, vocals) and Tomas Jarmyr (drums) extended by Reine Fiske on guitar and Ola Kvernberg on percussion.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Motorpsycho: Kingdom of Oblivion [2 LPs CLEAR]
(Rune Grammofon)

Clear Vinyl 2 LP limited edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $44.95      Listen          

Motorpsycho: Kingdom of Oblivion [2 LPs]
(Rune Grammofon)

Vinyl 2 LP edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $34.95      Listen          

Squid: Bright Green Field
(Warp Records)

Blurring the boundaries of popular rock, composed and electro/experimental/ea forms, with hints of The Ex, Gang of Four, Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem and their own happily quirky sound, Squid was formed in Brigton by Ollie Judge (Drums & Lead Vocals), Louis Borlase (Guitars), Arthur Leadbetter (Keys, Strings & Percussion), Laurie Nankivell (Bass & Brass) and Anton Pearson (Guitars).
Squidco Pick

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Power, Ian: Diligence
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Two works for solo instrumentalists by Baltimore composer Ian Power, both written in 1984: "mahrem bir eser | a private work" using microtonal harmonics and electronic noise, performed by cellist Mariel Robers and recorded in 2016 at Brandeis Univeristy; and "swathe" using overtone and microtone performed by clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich and recorded in NYC in 2019.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          


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 Stay Current With Squidco

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Sean Ali:
A Blink in the Sun
(Neither/Nor Records)

As 3 Velhas (Mortagua / Rodrigues / Andrade):
(Creative Sources)

ugo Ball (Jaap Blonk / Bart van der Putten / Pieter Meurs / Damon Smith):
Six sound Poems 1989 & 2013 [2 CDs]
(Balance Point Acoustics / kontrans)

Jeremy Baysse:
In C
(Creative Sources)

Lucio Bonaldo:
Concrete Union
(Creative Sources)

Anthony Braxton :
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(New Braxton House)

Anthony Braxton :
Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs]
(New Braxton House)

Anthony Braxton and the Tri-Centric Orchestra:
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)

Zhao Cong :
Rotating, Rotating

Carlo Costa :
(Neither/Nor Records)

Drasler / Pascolo / Novello:
(Creative Sources)

Bruno Duplant:
Deux Songes (Les Jours Sont Faits Pour Expliquer Les Nuits)


Tanja Feichtmair / Damon Smith / Gino Robair:
The Shrilling of Frogs
(Balance Point Acoustics)

Heather Frasch / Ryoko Akama:
(Ftarri / Meenna)

Joel Futterman:
(Creation Music)

Haptic (Adam Sonderberg / Steven Hess / Joseph Clayton Mills):
Weird Undying Annihilation [CASSETTE]
(Notice Recordings)

Elisabeth Harnik / Michael Zerang:
Dream Disobedience
(Not Two)

Thomas Heberer / Joe Fonda / Joe Herenstein:
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Stephen Horenstein / Eyal Netzer:
Speaking Through The Walls
(Creative Sources)

Oier Iruretagoiena :

Isotope Ensemble:
(Creative Sources)

Per Johansen Oddvar / Seijiro Murayama:
Dented Time

Ed Jones / Emil Karlsen:
From Where Light Falls

Jorgensmann / Del / Ramond / Kugel:
At the Fields Edge
(Not Two)

Hirose Junji:

Joelle Leandre:
Beauty / Resistance [3 CD BOX]
(Not Two)

Charmaine Lee / Zach Rowden:
Butterfly Knife [CASSETTE]
(Notice Recordings)

Michael Marcus:
Stone Jump
(Not Two)

Lucia Martinez / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy:
Bosque de niebla [2 CDs]
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Joe Moffett:
Stress Positions
(Neither/Nor Records)

MOVE (feat. Sjostrom / Kaufmann / Pultz Melbye / Narvesen / Gordoa):
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Seijiro Murayama :
(Ftarri / Hitorri)

Koen Nutters:
Intervals, time and space between [2 CDs]

Lance Olsen Austin / Barry Chabala:
A field of wildflowers for our lost souls

Torsten Papenheim :
(Creative Sources)

Parrinha / Moimeme / Santos:
A Silent Play In The Shadow Of Power
(Creative Sources)

Ivo Perelman / Gordon Grdina / Hamin Honari Trio:
The Purity Of Desire
(Not Two)

Alexis Perepelycia :
Esos Fantasmas
(Creative Sources)

Vito Pesce / Walter Forestiere:
Anthropolitan Chorale
(Creative Sources)

Playfield (Carter, Muhr, Ishito, Plaks, Namenwirth, Takahashi, Swanson, Panikkar):
Vol. 3

Senyawa (Rully Shabara / Wukir Suryadi):
(Burning Ambulance Music)

suzueri (Elico Suzuki):
Fata Morgana
(Ftarri / Hitorri)

Tongue Is An Eye, The (Sanchez / Moser):
(Creative Sources)

Vasco Trilla / Liba Villaecchia:

Yuma Uesaka / Marilyn Crispell:
(Not Two)

Un Poco Loco (Fourneyron / Beliah / Gesser):
(Umlaut Records)

Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela / Trinite):
(Creative Sources)

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