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SQUIDCO Email Update, May 28, 2021

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
May 28, 2021

"This journey of discovery for me is absolutely astounding.
That's the human experience."
—Wadada Leo Smith

   Creative Artists

• Susan Alcorn / Leila Bordreuil / Ingrid Laubrock
• Sean Ali
• As 3 Velhas (Mortagua/Rodrigues/Andrade)
• Hugo Ball (Jaap Blonk/Bart van der Putten/Pieter Meurs/Damon Smith)
• Circuit (Dunmall/Long/Wachsmann/Taylor)
• Zhao Cong
• Joel Futterman
• Thomas Heberer/Joe Fonda/Joe Herenstein
• Per Johansen Oddvar/Seijiro Murayama
• Liquid Soul
• Lucia Martinez/Agusti Fernandez/Barry Guy
• Roscoe Mitchell/Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter
• MOVE (feat. Sjostrom/Kaufmann/Pultz Melbye/Narvesen/Gordoa)
• Rachel Musson
• Lance Olsen Austin/Barry Chabala
• Parrinha/Moimeme/Santos
• Alexis Perepelycia
• Vito Pesce/Walter Forestiere
• Playfield
    (Carter, Muhr, Ishito, Plaks, Namenwirth, Takahashi, Swanson, Panikkar)
• Wadada Smith Leo
• Wadada Smith Leo/Bill Laswell/Milford Graves
• Tongue Is An Eye, The (Sanchez/Moser)
• Sabu Toyozumi/Rick Countryman

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

577 Records
Ark 21 Records
Balance Point Acoustics / kontrans
Creation Music
Creative Sources

Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Neither/Nor Records
Relative Pitch


   Jazz & Improvisation

Alcorn, Susan / Leila Bordreuil / Ingrid Laubrock: Bird Meets Wire
(Relative Pitch)

An unusual grouping of improvisers--pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, cellist Leila Bordreuil, who's experimental approach to the instrument has her labeled as a "noise cellist", and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano--in a collective album of implicitly lyrical, embraceable yet experimentally investigative, unruffled free improvisation.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

NY double bassist Sean Ali presents an engrossing journey in seven pieces that depict an inner journey through tone, technique and words, using the double bass to create deep sonic environments through interactively playing and layering, using extended approaches that support and contrast his narration; a compelling and descriptive observation on the nature of self.
Squidco Pick

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

Three active Portuguese improvisers in a trio of remarkably sensitive rapport from Gonçalo Mortágua on tenor saxophone, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello and Higino Andrade on double bass, their group name referencing "3 Old Women", though their playing is youthful and adept, bringing a sense of bright space in 14 concise and intensely creative conversations.
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Ball, Hugo (Jaap Blonk / Bart van der Putten / Pieter Meurs / Damon Smith): Six sound Poems 1989 & 2013 [2 CDs]
(Balance Point Acoustics / kontrans)

Dedicated to Dada legend Hugo Ball, founder of the Cabaret Voltaire, through modern interpretations of six sound poems written by Ball in 1916, performed at BIMHUIS in 1989 by the trio of Jaap Blonk (voice), Bart van der Putten (saxophone) and Pieter Meurs (double bass); and in 2013 at radio station KUHF by the duo of Jaap Blonk and Damon Smith on double bass.
Squidco Pick

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Circuit (Dunmall / Long / Wachsmann / Taylor): December

Trevor Taylor's Circuit electroacoustic ensemble, here as a quartet with Paul Dunmall on saxophone, Ashley John Long on double bass, Philipp Wachsmann on violin & electronics, and Trevor Taylor on percussion & electronics, recording at Kingston University for the five-part work "DE" "CE" "EM" "BE" "R", intricate and introspective improv that builds and recedes through restrained squalls.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Futterman, Joel: Perception
(Creation Music)

A three part solo improvisation from pianist and composer Joel Futterman, also performing on Indian flute and curved soprano saxophone, each track a complete unedited first take with no overdubs, presented in the order performed, the first part a nearly 53 minute epic of powerful and consequential playing, from vigorous technical runs to beautifully languid moments; stunning.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

Their 2020 tour cut short and no prospects of perfomance in March 2020, the trio of trumpeter Thomas Heberer, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Joe Hertenstein began a weekly discipline of composing and rehearsing new music, doing so for the next five months, recording this superbly defined set of new compositions in August, the day before Herstenstein left NYC for Berlin.
Squidco Pick

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Johansen, Per Oddvar / Seijiro Murayama: Dented Time

Bringing together two masterful percussionists -- Norwegian drummer Per Oddvar Johansen and Paris-based Japanese drummer Seijiro Murayama -- for a distinctive drum duo, each musician using a minimal set that combines a snare drum with small objects and cymbals, for an album of six improvisations and two composed pieces, all showing restraint in rhythmic interaction.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Liquid Soul: Liquid Soul Vol. 1
(Ark 21 Records)

Mars William's Grammy-nominated eight piece collective performing a funky fusion of jazz, hip-hop, funk, free jazz and hard-bop, a band that had a Sunday night Chicago residency starting at the Elbo Room in 1994 and then moving to the Double Door through 2003; this album compiles archives from a wealth of recordings from those shows, along with unreleased studio recordings.
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Martinez, Lucia / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy: Bosque de Niebla [2 CDs]
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

After the Desalambrado duo album album between Spanish pianist Agustí Fernandez and drummer/percussionist Lucía Martinez, Fernandez enjoined UK bassist Barry Guy to record with them while he was in Spain working on his Via Augusta; the results are this album of mysterious environments that lead to intense and exciting interaction, expansive improv through Martinez' percussive elements.
Squidco Pick

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Mitchell, Roscoe / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter: A Railroad Spike Forms The Voice

The first meeting between Art Ensemble of Chicago saxophone legend Roscoe Mitchell and the long running improvisational trio of Sandy Ewen (guitar), Damon Smith (double bass) and Weasel Walter (drums), in an epic 72-minute recording captured live at Duende in Oakland, CA in 2014, an amazing display contrasting control & chaos, form and deconstruction; exemplary!
Squidco Pick

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

A live recording of insightful collective improvisation recorded in 2019 at the Moers Festival in Germany, from Harri Sjostrom on soprano saxophone, Achim Kaufmann on piano, Adam Pultz Melbye on double bass, Dag Magnus Narvesen on drums, and Emilio Gordoa on vibraphone, in an extended exploration of subtle hues through effortlessly intense and inventive interaction.
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Musson, Rachel: Dreamsing

The debut solo album of London tenor saxophonist Rachel Musson, the title a wordplay on the spoken word interactions that accompanying her unique voice on the sax -- gritty melodic lines trading off with unusual asides and techniques -- engaging the listener as she interjects words, phrases and utterance that serve as jumping off points to direct her improvisations.
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Parrinha / Moimeme / Santos: A Silent Play In The Shadow Of Power
(Creative Sources)

The trio of Bruno Parrinha on bass clarinet & alto sax, Abdul Moimeme on prepared electric guitar & objects, and Carlos Santos on electronics & objects performed this confrontational improvisation at the 2020 Small Formats Materials Festival, weaving acoustic and electronic expression with assertive confidence, affirming reductionist approaches as commanding statements.
Squidco Pick

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Perepelycia, Alexis: Esos Fantasmas
(Creative Sources)

Argentinian sound artist Alexis Perepelycia explores his influences in an extended sonic work, drawing on his roots in the sounds of garage, punk, metal, industrial music into his work in academia, using abstract references of assertive and acousmatic sound with powerful electronic emphasis as he seeks his ghosts amidst references like Russolo, Stockhausen, &c.
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Pesce, Vito / Walter Forestiere: Anthropolitan Chorale
(Creative Sources)

A modern soundscape in three acts from Italian improvisers, drummer Walter Forestier (Death Roars, Angelo Mastronardi Trio) and guitarist Vito Pesce (Minus Tree, Pastel, Squieti), their 2nd album a dialog shifting between pensive introspection and aggressive evocation, a full range of expression that builds and releases suspense as the two unfold their narrative.
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Playfield (Carter, Muhr, Ishito, Plaks, Namenwirth, Takahashi, Swanson, Panikkar): Vol. 3

The third of a 3-album trilogy, Playfield offers the musical equivalency of a walk through the diversity of New York in a loft-style extended improvisation from the octet of Daniel Carter on horns, reeds, Luisa Muhr on voice, Ayumi Ishito on saxophone, Eric Plaks on Nord piano, Aron Namenwirth and Yutaka Takahashi on guitar, Zach Swanson on bass, and Jon Panikkar on drums.
     Buy      $14      Listen          

Smith, Wadada Leo / Bill Laswell / Milford Graves: Sacred Ceremonies [3 CDs]

The 2nd of two 3-CD sets released as trumpeter Wadada Leo nears his 80th birthday, these albums were recorded in 2015 & 2016 in bassist Bill Laswell's studio, the first presenting the duo of Smith and late drummer Milford Graves, the second a duo with Laswell, those discs leading to the expansive and outstanding full trio of Smith, Laswell & Graves on the final disc.
Squidco Pick

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Smith, Wadada Leo: Tumpet [3 CDs]

Pure Wadada Leo Smith in a 3-CD box set of solo recordings from 2016 captured at and using the natural resonance of the St. Mary's Church in the town of Pohja, on the Southern Coast of Finland, presenting fourteen new compositions, including four extended multi-part works, as Smith demonstrates his incredible authority, investigative spirit and spiritual approach to the horn.
Squidco Pick

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

The second album from the duo of cellist Paula Sanchez and oud player Christian Moser, a "restless hodgepodges of tensile agitation, percussive clatter, and nocturnal claustrophobia, with both Moser and Sanchez contributing conventional instruments abused with extended techniques (oud and cello, respectively) as well as objects and found ephemera."
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Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman: I Am Village

After 3 consecutive nights performing in trio & quartet formats at Balete at Kamias, in Quezon City, Philippines, the duo of drummer Sabu Toyozum and alto saxophonist Rick Countryman performed the final set as a duo, their many collaborations evident in the freedom and flexibility each provides to the other, delivering an exemplary example of a free jazz sax & drum duo.
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Cong, Zhao : Rotating, Rotating

Three solo tracks by Zhao Cong, who develops suspenseful sonic environments over which she inventively and patiently adds daily objects, sounds from her mixer, condenser microphone, her voice, a cardpaper tube, no input feedback, contact microphones, and a home ballroom light, each piece evolving with a unique disposition towards certain associative sounds; fascinating.
Squidco Pick

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

Three connected journeys in drifting tones, unidentifiable and sometimes aberrant intersections and melodically abstract guitar work, composed by guitarist Lance Austin Olsen and performed with guitarist Barry Chabala, using layers of sound like an audio version of a colour field painting, emulating a field of seeds waiting for changing conditions to allow them to emerge.
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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

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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.


Banks / Canha / Porter / Taylor:
Lost At Sea

Jeremy Baysse:
In C
(Creative Sources)

Carlo Costa :
(Neither/Nor Records)

Cranes: Matthias Muller / Eve Risser / Christian Marien:
Formation < Deviation
(Relative Pitch)

Drasler / Pascolo / Novello:
(Creative Sources)

Paul Dunmall:
Awakening Expectations


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

Heather Frasch / Ryoko Akama:
(Ftarri / Meenna)

The Funambulists (Tibor Takacs Faki / Laslo Lenkes / Goran Grubisic):
The Funambulists

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

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

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

Oier Iruretagoiena :

Isotope Ensemble:
(Creative Sources)

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

Hirose Junji:

Stefan Keune / Paul Lytton / Hans Schneider / Erhard Hirt:

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

Michael Marcus:
Stone Jump
(Not Two)

Carlo Mascolo / Joao Maderia / Felice Furioso:

Magda Mayas' Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour):
(Relative Pitch)

Joe Moffett:
Stress Positions
(Neither/Nor Records)

Seijiro Murayama :
(Ftarri / Hitorri)

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

Torsten Papenheim :
(Creative Sources)

Alberto Pederneschi :

Guy-Frank Pellerin / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna :
Water Reflections

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

Schindler / Schimanski:
Ging Lenz Den Zwanzigsten Durchs Gebirg Order Nicht

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

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

Vasco Trilla / Liba Villaecchia:

Doctor Tromans Steve:
The Way

Yuma Uesaka / Marilyn Crispell:
(Not Two)

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

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

 Squidco Workspace

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