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Ernesto Rodrigues / Jose Lencastre / Miguel Mira / Hernani Faustino / Joao Lencastre:
Affinity Suite (Creative Sources)

A chamber jazz quintet orchestrated for three strings, saxophone and percussion from Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Jose Lencastre on alto saxophone, Miguel Mira on cello, Hernani Faustino on double bass and Joao Lencastre on drums, technically advanced collective playing that simmers with an underlying jazz fire unique to many of Rodrigues' groupings. ... Click to View


Akira Sakata / Takeo Moriyama:
Mitochondria [VINYL 2 LPs] (Trost Records)

An absolutely intense sax & drum duo recorded in Chiba Prefecture, Japan at Kashiwa Church in 1986 between free improvising saxophonist Akira Sakata and drummer Takeo Moriyama, two influential performers whose work began in the Yosuke Yamashita Trio in the early 70's, here in concentrated form for 18 improvisations, including a burning version of Albert Ayler's "Ghosts". ... Click to View


Mark Wastell:
Cello-intern Solos (Confront)

Beginning in February 2022 on the 1st Saturday of the month Mark Wastell would bring his cello to the Hundred Years Gallery in London with the grace of gallery owners Graham MacKeachan and Montse Gallego and play, not as a performance, not as a rehearsal, just to play and record his improvisations as he expands his reach on the instrument, heard here in 17 fascinating excerpts. ... Click to View


Trevor Dunn's Trio (w/ Halvorson / Smith) Convulsant avec Folie a Quatre:
Seances (Pyroclastic Records)

A series of powerful "séances" from the Trio-Convulsant of Trevor Dunn on bass, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Ches Smith on drums & percussion, imagining through improv the 18th century French sect of Convulsionnaires of Saint-Médard, assisted by the Folie à Quatre of Carla Kihlstedt (volin), Oscar Noriega (clarinet), Mariel Roberts (cell) and Anna Webber (flute). ... Click to View


Patricia Brennan (w/ Herrera / Cass / Gilmore):
More Touch (Pyroclastic Records)

Three drummer/percussionists and bass make up vibraphonist, marimbist, improviser and composer Patricia Brennan's sophomore album, reimagining the percussion quartet through jazz, new music and latin influences including Mexican folkloric roots, working with deceptively relaxed, highly interactive grooves that turn angular melodies into warmly irresistible music. ... Click to View


Mats Gustafsson / Nu Ensemble:
Hidros 8 Heal (Trost Records)

A conduction of an absolutely impressive ensemble of free and ea- improvisers on a powerfully diverse journey, from Anna Högberg & Gustafsson on sax, Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Per-Åke Holmlander on tuba, Hedvig Mollestad on guitar, Dieb13 on turntables, Christof Kurzmann on lloopp & voice, Massimo Pupillo on bass, Gert-Jan Prins on drums & electronics, and Ivar Loe Bjørnstad on drums. ... Click to View


Mats Gustafsson / Nu Ensemble:
Hidros 8 Heal [VINYL] (Trost Records)

A conduction of an absolutely impressive ensemble of free and ea- improvisers on a powerfully diverse journey, from Anna Högberg & Gustafsson on sax, Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Per-Åke Holmlander on tuba, Hedvig Mollestad on guitar, Dieb13 on turntables, Christof Kurzmann on lloopp & voice, Massimo Pupillo on bass, Gert-Jan Prins on drums & electronics, and Ivar Loe Bjørnstad on drums. ... Click to View


Marc Copland Quartet (w/ Gress / Verheyen / Ferber):
Someday (Inner Voice Jazz)

Bringing together veteran bassist Drew Gress with younger generation players, Belgian-American saxophonist Robin Verheyen (Bram De Looze) and drummer Mark Ferber (Gary Peacock, Ralph Alessi), pianist Marc Copland's new quartet presents a lyrical album of original compositions and standards; virtuosic, energetic and sensitively interpreted works of modern jazz. ... Click to View


Yves Charuest / Michel Ratte / Peter Kowald:
Montreal, 1985 [VINYL] (Tour de Bras / Ramble)

During a 1985 stay in Montreal, iconic German double bassist Peter Kowald asked alto saxophonist Yves Charuest to perform a series of duos with him, after which Charuest invited Michel Ratté to perform as a trio live at Le Bruit Court, recording in their studio these solid free jazz recordings that remained in storage for 37 years prior to this release! ... Click to View


Brulez les meubles (Beaudoin / Normand / Derome / Hollenbeck):
Tardiff [VINYL] (Tour de Bras / Ramble)

The Quebec project Brulez Les Meubles (Burn the Furniture) was conceived by long-time friends and contemporary jazz fans, bassist Eric Normand and guitarist Louis Beaudoin-de la Sablonniere, each collaboration inviting other musicians to join their warm & relaxed approach to modern jazz, here with Jean Derome on saxophone & flute and John Hollenbeck on drums. ... Click to View


Vanessa Rossetto :
The Actress [2 CDs] (erstwhile)

An unusual narrative of field recordings, electronics and chamber instrumentation from composer Vanessa Rossetto, through two CDs weaving an abstracted and detailed story of recurring motifs, indescribably intertwined with spoken word, equestrian moments, environmental recordings, and melodic progressions of strings and harps; a momentous work of collaged composition. ... Click to View


Clara de Asis / Ryoko Akama:
Sisbiosis (erstwhile)

Engrossing interactions of electronic sound, abstract percussion, static, metallic ringing and other ephemeral sonic assertions, from French-based Spanish sound artist Clara de Asís and UK-based Japanese-Korean installation & sound artist Ryoko Akama: three tracks of live electroacoustic improvisation, and three compositions extracted from those sessions. ... Click to View


String Theory:
Musica Povera (Creative Sources)

The 8-piece String Theory ensemble directed by violist Ernesto Rodrigues in a live performance at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon of a beautiful and subtle work inspired by a poem written by Rodrigues, ".. dans cette immensite ", realized through viola, violin, cellos, viola de gamba, double bass, piano, zither and objects, a deceptively tranquil work of detail and dexterous execution. ... Click to View


Steve Lehman / Selebeyone:
Xaybu: The Unseen (Pi Recordings)

An urgent album of modern jazz, underground urban and electronic music, from the international collective of MCs HPrizm (NYC) & Gaston Bandimic (Dakar), saxophonists Steve Lehman (Los Angeles) & Maciek Lasserre (Paris) and drummer Damon Reid, exploring Islamic mysticism of al-Ghaib with the voices of Billy Higgins and Jackie McLean heard throughout the album. ... Click to View


Duck Baker:
Contra Costa Dance (Confront)

In 1980 Duck Baker's first label deal had expired and the label changed direction, as did Baker himself from arranging traditional tunes into compositions for improvisation; still, these well-recorded demos from 1982 held an appeal through song selection and a uniquely edgy yet lyrical approach to his playing, now finally released to the public 40 years later. ... Click to View


Owlman (Sama / Taubenfeld / Jan Willem van der Ham / Petruccelli / Sola / van Es / Ferreira / Govaert / Chientaroli):
Owlman (Creative Sources)

Pianist Nico Chientaroli leads this 9-piece Dutch ensemble, based around free improvisation but merging rock & experimental music from funky to abstract, in generally energetic and slightly unhinged music in a Dutch improv kind of way, incorporating spoken word with texts from Jorge Luis Borges, William Burroughs, Martin Calegari, &c.; wonderfully embraceable and eclectic. ... Click to View


Peter Brotzmann / Fred Van Hove / Han Bennink:
Jazz in der Kammer Nr.71 [VINYL 2 LPs] (Trost Records)

Recorded for radio for the series Jazz in der Kammer Nr 71, this 1974 concert was the first in East Germany for Peter Brötzmann, Fred Van Hove, and Han Bennink, bridging the divided German states through an energetic set of improvisations that extended traditional jazz with outrageous approaches to improv in an exciting, quirky and profoundly masterful set of European Free Jazz. ... Click to View


Frank Wright:
Your Prayer [VINYL] (ESP-Disk)

A much-referenced album on the ESP label, tenor saxophonist Frank Wright's 2nd release brought together New York alto saxophonist Arthur Jones with French trumpeter Jacques Coursil, then living in NY, and the rhythm section of bassist Steve Tintweiss and drummer Muhammad Ali, for a passionate, well-balanced, and often burning free jazz album that still sounds modern today. ... Click to View


Kjetil Mulelid Trio:
Who Do You Love The Most? [VINYL] (Rune Grammofon)

The 3rd album from this young Norwegian piano trio led by composer Kjetil A Mulelid with double bassist Bjørn Marius Hegge and drummer Andreas Skår Winther, presenting ten lyrical compositions of strong melodies and solid and expressive rhythmic foundations, a thoughtfully beautiful and sophisticated album of exquisite modern jazz. ... Click to View


Spaces Unfolding (Metcalfe / Wachsmann / Karlsen):
The Way We Speak (Bead)

All three having met in the London Improvisers Orchestra, Neil Metcalfe on flute and violinist Philipp Wachsmann each worked with drummer Emil Karlsen in separate projects including Tern, and then at Karlsen's suggestion creating this new Spaces Unfolding trio, heard in their first album, recording in the natural resonance of St. Mary's Old Church in Stoke Newington. ... Click to View


Imaginary String Trio, The (Wachsmann / Guastalla / Lash):
Imaginary Trio (Bead)

Formed from the merging of violinist Philipp Wachsmann's 2005 solo performance in Oxford in a concert that also included the duo of cellist Bruno Guastalla and bassist Dominic Lash, the trio then took that union into the studio under the name The Imaginary String Trio, producing this fascinatingly diverse and dexterous album of collective spontaneous improvisation. ... Click to View


Lih Kadim (Jaka Berger / Marko Jenic / Jure Borsic / Andre Bost Ruda / Jost Drasler / Vid Drasler):
Sunday Sextet (FMR)

With shared background in Slovik groups and ensembles including work with Szilárd Mezei and the Olfamoštvo ensemble, the Lih Kadim sextet of electroacoustic improvisers is heard in an exceptional 2021 concert of innovative and exploratory interaction, each recording taken from a successive night performing at the Cultural Centre, Bistrica Ob Sotli in Slovenia. ... Click to View


Weston Olencki:
Old Time Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Tripticks Tapes)

Multi-instrumentalist & experimental composer Weston Olencki in three historically-driven sound works, recording with saxophonist Anna Webber as they explore the tenor sax in jazz and recording studio technology; the banjo with bluegrass and the mechanized modernism of the Carolinas; and a pump organ with Sacred Harp hymnody and the aging marble industries of Vermont. ... Click to View


David Boyce / Phillip Greenlief:
Mystery School (Creative Sources)

A confluence of reeds from Bay Area saxophonists David Boyce and Phillip Greenlief, both performing on and professing an open love letter to the tenor saxophone, the positioning of each clear through stereo placement as they improvise seven dialogs of intent listening and tremendous technique, from high speed intertwining to introspective contemplation. ... Click to View


John Berndt:
New Logic For Old Saxophones (Creative Sources)

Using extended techniques, Baltimore-based saxophonist John Berndt--director of Multiphonic Choir ensemble, a member of the Red Room collective and curator of their experimental performance series, and creator of the "Relabi" style of arrhythmic pulse--presents 15 succinct improvisations pushing his reed instruments to their outer edges in astonishing ways. ... Click to View


Kelsey Mines:
Look Like (Relative Pitch)

The first complete solo release from Seattle, Washington bassist and vocalist Kelsey Mines, active in both classical music as a member of Yakima Symphony, Symphony Tacoma and the Paramount Orchestra, and as an improviser, here presenting a series of improvised solo-duets that explore how listening to our on-going internal dialogue helps us conjure honest, outward expressions. ... Click to View


Sean Meehan:
Magazine (Sacred Realism)

Working only with a cowbell from a charity shop in NYC, percussionist Sean Meehan, whose performances often take place in locations of unique resonant properties, discovered the Fort Jay powder magazine at Governor's Island--a compartment once used to store ammunition and explosives--using its sonic properties to capture these two recordings reflecting the original purpose of that space. ... Click to View


Samuel Blaser / Consort In Motion:
A Mirror To Madchaut (Songlines)

The Consort in Motion ensemble of Samuel Blaser on trombone, Joachim Badenhorst on bass clarinet, clarinet & tenor saxophone, Drew Gress on double bass, Russ Lossing on piano, Rhodes & Wulitzer and Gerry Hemingway on drums & percussion adapt the late medieval court music of Guillaume de Machaut and Guillaume Dufay into arrangements for modern creative improvisation. ... Click to View


Paul Bley Trios:
Play Annette Peacock, Revisited (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Annette Peacock's response to the free-blowing loft scene was to compose using spacious intervals, allowing great harmonic and rhythmic freedom, inspiring pianist Paul Bley and his trio as heard in two unique interpretations of the same pieces from two exceptional working bands: one with bassist & drummer Mark Levinson & Barry Altschul, the other with Gary Peacock & Billy Elgart. ... Click to View


Miles Davis Quintet:
2nd Sessions 1956, Revisited (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Recorded in the same October 1956 Rudy Van Gelder sessions that are heard on Miles Davis' Cookin' and Steamin' albums, these alternate takes with his quintet of John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on double bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums give us a unique view on the consistency and strength of the famous and foundational hard bop band. ... Click to View

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Squidco Top 40 by Customer Orders

Top Sellers in Squidco's catalog added in 2021 and listed in alphabetic order. We consider this our most important list for the year, as it speaks from the community of our customers about what they are really interested in and listening to.

Playfield (Carter / Muhr / Ishito / Plaks / Namenwirth / Takahashi / Swanson / Panikkar)
Stepping Out, Vol. 1
(577 Records)

Having previously released outdoor live performances integrating the sounds of NY into their expansive improvisations, the Playfield octet led by Daniel Carter with Ayumi Ishito (Sax), Eric Plaks (Piano & Rhodes), Aron Namenwirth (Guitar), Yutaka Takahashi (Guitar), Luisa Muhr (voice), Zachary Swanson (Bass) and Jon Panikkar (Drums) step inside to record three far-reaching and inclusive studio improvisations.


Jessica Ackerley / Patrick Shiroishi / Chris Williams / Luke Stewart / Jason Nazary
SSWAN: Invisibility is an Unnatural Disaster [VINYL]
(577 Records)

Rugged, experimental and avant jazz in the debut album from the SSWAN group of Patrick Shiroishi on saxophones, Chris Williams on trumpet, Jessica Ackerley on electric guitar, Luke Stewart on bass and Jason Nazary on drums, the group focused first on sound and velocity rather than pitch and harmonic information as they carve out a unique space between free jazz and free improv.


Ornette Coleman
New York Is Now & Love Call, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

An overlooked chapter in Ornette Coleman's recording career, these two Blue Note albums recorded in NY in 1968 and issued in '68 & '71 feature the innovative alto saxophonist joined by West Coast tenor saxophonist recently moved to NYC, Dewey Redman, and Coltrane sidemen, drummer Elvin Jones & bassist Jimmy Garrison, for two sessions of inventive and accomplished free jazz.


Sun Ra Arkestra
Nothing is ... Completed & Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing and remastering Sun Ra's 1966 Arkestra album Nothing Is, the complete live recording from St. Lawrence University in NY with a classic ensemble including saxophonists Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick & John Gilmore, bassist Ronnie Boykins, drummer Cliffor Jarvis, &c., an incredible concert with an exemplary set of Sun Ra compositions and performances.


New York Contemporary Five
Copenhagen 1963, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Originally released in 1964 on The Sonet label as Volumes 1 & 2, this CD remasters this exceptional 1963 concert of original material and pieces by Ornette & Monk, complete in sequence as performed at Jazzhaus Montmarte in Copenhagen with Archie Shepp on tenor saxophone, Don Cherry on cornet, John Tchicai on alto saxophone, Don Moore on double bass and J.C. Moses on drums.


John Coltrane Quartet
Song Of Praise, Live New York 1965 Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Recorded during an extended stay at the Half Note in NYC from saxophonist John Coltrane's Quartet with pianist McCoy Tyner, double bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones, originally recorded for radio broadcast, here reissued and resequenced to demonstrate Coltrane's evolution in presentation & performance, while also mapping a future to his music.


Paul Bley Trios
Play Annette Peacock, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Annette Peacock's response to the free-blowing loft scene was to compose using spacious intervals, allowing great harmonic and rhythmic freedom, inspiring pianist Paul Bley and his trio as heard in two unique interpretations of the same pieces from two exceptional working bands: one with bassist & drummer Mark Levinson & Barry Altschul, the other with Gary Peacock & Billy Elgart.


Albert Ayler
La Cave Live, Cleveland 1966 Revisited [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Never-before released recordings of tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler's 1966 band recording in his home town of Cleveland at club La Cave, recorded over two nights in a superb sextet with brother Donald on trumpet, Frank Wright on tenor sax, Michel Samson on violin, Clyde Shy on double bass and Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums, performing Ayler's compositions and Don Cherry's "D.C.".


Albert Ayler Quartet With Don Cherry
European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Essential radio and live recordings from saxophonist Albert Ayler's European tour in 1964 with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on double bass and Sunny Murray on drums, a quintessential grouping for Ayler's compositions, here in outstanding renditions of classic works including "Spirits", "Ghosts", "Vibrations", "Mothers", "Childrens", plus Don Cherry's "Infant Happiness".


Albert Ayler Quintet 1966
Berlin, Lorrach, Paris & Stockholm. Revisited [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler's 1966 quintet brought a unique orchestration to his music, heard in these live performances in Berlin, Lörrach, Paris & Stockholm in November of 1966, four concerts presented chronologically as performed with the exemplary playing of brother Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, William Folwell on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums.


Anthony Williams (w/ Shorter / Rivers / Hancock / Hutcherson / Carter / Davis / Peacock)
Life Time & Spring, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Remastering & reissuing drummer Anthony Williams first two albums: Life Time was recorded for Blue Note shortly after joining the Miles Davis Quintet, employing two bassists--Richard Davis and Gary Peacock--along with mentor Sam Rivers and Davis alumni Herbie Hancock & Ron Carter; Spring reflects the new freedom of 60s jazz in a quintet with both Wayne Shorter & Sam Rivers.


Joe Harriott Quintet
Free Form & Abstract Revisited [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Two essential early 60s release from famed UK saxophonist Joe Harriott, an innovator bringing free jazz concepts to the British audience with his quintet of Shake Kane on trumpet & flugelhorn, Pat Smythe on piano, Coleridge Goode on double bass and Phil Seaman on drums, referencing the new forms of jazz from US artists like Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman.


Andrew Hill
Point Of Departure To Compulsion!!!!!
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Remastering pianist Andrew Hill's distinct and exemplary albums issued on Blue Note Records in 1965 & 1967: Point of Departure, illustrating Hill's complex and exciting compositions in a front line with Eric Dolphy, Joe Henderson, Kenny Dorham and Tony Williams & Richard Davis; and the percussively rich Compulsion with John Gilmore, Freddie Hubbard, Cecil McBee, & Joe Chambers.


Archie Shepp
Blase And Yasmina Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Revisiting two of Archie Shepp's 1969 recordings released on the BYG label as Blasé, and title track to Yasmina, three tracks featuring the vocals of Jeanne Lee, with four band configurations including Dave Burrell, Malachi Favors, Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Sunny Murray, Philly Joe Jones, &c., beautifully remastered to bring to light Shepp's pan-stylistic impulses.


Marion Brown
Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing two essential albums from saxophonist Marion Brown--Why Not? (ESP, 1968) and Porto Novo (Polydor, 1969)--the first recorded in NY in a quartet with pianist Stanley Cowell, bassist Sirone and drummer Rashied Ali, the second recorded in The Netherlands in a trio with Han Bennink on drums and Maarten Van Regteren Altena on double bass; essential.


Cecil Taylor Mixed To Unit
Structures Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Bringing together two essential and impeccably remastered 1960's Cecil Taylor albums — Cecil Taylor Unit Structures and Cecil Taylor Unit Mixed — presenting both traditional influences and Taylor's unique approaches to modern jazz, featuring two septets with musicians including Jimmy Lyons, Henry Grimes, Archies Shepp, Ted Curson, Andrew Cyrille, Roswell Rudd, Sunny Murray, &c.


Albert Ayler
Spirits 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.


Paul Bley 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 1967 Bley album In Haarlem - Blood with Altschul and Mark Levinson taking the double bass roll, performing compositions by Paul Bley, Carla Bley and Annette Peacock.


Miles Davis Quintet
2nd Sessions 1956, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Recorded in the same October 1956 Rudy Van Gelder sessions that are heard on Miles Davis' Cookin' and Steamin' albums, these alternate takes with his quintet of John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on double bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums give us a unique view on the consistency and strength of the famous and foundational hard bop band.


Albert Ayler Trio
New York Eye And Ear Control, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

After moving to NYC in the early 60s, filmmaker Michael Snow was introduced the music of saxophonist Albert Ayler's Trio with bassist Gary Peacock & drummer Sunny Murray, inviting them and trumpeter Don Cherry, trombonist Rudd and altoist John Tchicai to record these three brilliant freely improvised tracks, parts of which would be used in his art film "New York Eye and Ear Control".


Mike Taylor
Trio, Quartet & Composer, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Found dead in the Thames River in 1969, pianist & composer Mike Taylor left a legacy of two solid & lyrical jazz albums, of which the complete Trio album and one track from Pendulum are remastered; but he was also a songwriter for the Eric Clapton/Ginger Baker/Jack Bruce band Cream, of which three Taylor compositions with lyrics and vocals by Baker are included.


Jimmy Giuffre (w / Bley / Swallow)
Free Fall Clarinet 1962, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre's 1963 Columbia album Free Fall, presenting trio performances with bassist Steve Swallow and pianist Paul Bley recorded after their 1961 European tour, along with duos between Giuffre and Swallow and several solo tracks from the clarinetist himself, propelling himself and his band into his sophisticated, risk-taking chamber jazz compositions.


Joe Morris
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)

Joe Morris wrote this book to discuss aspects of free music, including responses to his questionnaire written by Joe McPhee, William Parker, Jamie Saft, Ken Vandermark, Marilyn Crispell, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, Matthew Shipp, &c.


Marion Brown
Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered)
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Merging and remastering two essential albums from free jazz saxophonist Marion Brown: his 1966 ESP album "Marion Brown Quartet" with trumpeter Alan Shorter, bassist Reggie Johnson and percussionist Rahied Ali; and his 1967 Fontana album "Juba-Lee" in a septet with Reggie Johnson, drummer Beaver Harris, pianist Dave Burrell, trombonist Grachan Moncur III & saxophonist Bennie Maupin.


Albert Ayler Trio
1964 Prophecy Revisted
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

With the essential sidemen to express his unique voice and approach to free jazz, saxophonist Albert Ayler, double bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Sunny Murray, recorded these sessions in 1964 for the ESP label as "Prophecy", this excellent reissue & remaster also adding the live "Albert Smiles with Sunny" (inRespect) from the same concert; essential.



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• "Superb as always!! The Disneyland for for cutting edge music!! 25 stars every time!!"-R.H., February 18, 2022

• "And although I've said it before, thanks for keeping the sounds and unusual music alive!"-E.H., January 27, 2022

• "I just want to follow up and commend your team for your excellent service and order fulfillment. I was very impressed with the speed at which I received the shipping confirmation, how it was packaged on arrival, and of course, the selection you offer."-K.N., January 4, 2022

• "Perfect packing, immediate shipping (like, minutes after payment) and super professional communication. What else can you ask for?!"-K.M.L., January 3, 2022

• "EXCELLENT seller! Arrived quickly and safely packed. just as described. Thanks!!!"-T.M., January 1, 2022

• "A message from the south west of France to let you know I got my cds yesterday. It took 21 days and the records are excellent as usual. I would like to thank you again for the opportunity to make this music with such diversity and excellence available. As you may know 90 per cent of the records you sell cannot be found anywhere in France."-M.K., December 17, 2021

• "Fast service. CD arrived in perfect condition. Thank you for being a great source for this hard-to-find music!"-M.K., November 5, 2021

• "All went well, great communication, prompt shipping , packed perfectly. CDís arrived as described. Highly Recommended!!!!"-A.C., November 4, 2021

• "Order received today. Thank you for smart service."-L.G., October 18, 2021

• " If in doubt, SquidCo have you covered. Always a reliable seller. Been buying from them since they started in the early 00s."-R.B., October 4, 2021

• "#1 in the experimental and improvised with 5 star service"-E.B.S., September 18, 2021

• "I just love Squidco! Always quick to ship and carefully packed."-S.S., September 3, 2021

• "Thanks for a very positive transaction and quick delivery. Of course I love purchasing from Squidco."-N.K., September 2, 2021

• "Easy transaction, fabulous customer service."-D.S., August 16, 2021

• "Item came today and everything looks great - outstanding packaging!"-W.L., August 2, 2021

• "Absolutely flawless, rapid, careful service by this seller! Five stars."-A.L., July 8, 2021

• "This is the exactly mint condition as Squidco said. It was really faithfully packaged. I'm happy I could get this hard to find excellent music cd at reasonable price."-H.H., June 30, 2021

• "All excellent: packaging, delivery and description of item."-N.B., June 14, 2021

• "I am prepared to say that Squidco is the BEST online vendor for music cd's etc that I have ever used. The excellence of their service is astounding."-B.R., May 21, 2021

• "Super fast shipment, article arrived in superb shape. Immaculately packed! Very kind communication w/seller. Everything adds to the following conclusion: PERFECT!"-H.B., April 20, 2021

• "Very grateful to you for the album and wonderful service you provide. Professional from start to finish, greatly appreciated. Buyers, support in full confidence."-N.J., April 17, 2021

• "Excellent seller. lightning fast. great shipping packaging."-M.B., April 13, 2021

• "Item in perfect condition, extremely fast shipping and packed with care. Buy with absolute confidence!"-M.B., March 31, 2021

• "Thanks again for your patience in dealing with my issue and for continuing to provide first-class online access to rewarding recordings."-G.H., March 24, 2021

• "Squidco is easily one of my favorite sellers. If the music they sell is what you're interested in, they provide excellent service."-J.G., February 22, 2021

• "The item arrived significantly early and was well packed for shipment. Squidco is becoming one of my favorite vendors for their selection and care in packaging. Thanks!"-R.D.L., February 17, 2021

• "Todo muy muy bien excelente vendedor muchas gracias por todo. Saludos"-E.B., January 14, 2021

• "Quick response, great communication & super-fast shipping. I'm a repeat customer because of their excellent service."-T.F., January 11, 2021

• "Great service. Everything is perfect and great courtesy. Excellent seller highly recommended. Happy new year. Thanks"-M.N., January 7, 2021

• "Sick tape, awesome seller, quick shipping!! A+"-W.G., January 2, 2021

• "It arrived today safely and intact. I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to this creative work of art already today. Squidco are excellent at sourcing the kind of avant- garde music I love. I shall definitely order from them in future."-N.H., December 9, 2020

• "Thank you for your fantastic service. One of the few uplifting things this year, and it makes a difference. Noticed and very much appreciated. Peace."-J.P., November 14, 2020

• "Great Seller! Quick delivery, well-packaged CD, and great price! Very Highly Recommended! Thank You!"-P.F., October 24, 2020

• "Helpful, personable communication. Answered all of my questions with kindness. Well shipped, product as expected. Thank you!"-C.B., October 7, 2020

• "I received my order today - from North Carolina all the way to Oregon. I wanted to say: thank you! The ezz-thetics titles arrived in two layers of bubble wrap - very kind of you. I'll be ordering more titles from this label (when they're released) from you."-J.C., October 3, 2020

• "USA to Europe expensive? No, Squidco makes it possible, thanks a lot!"-N.R., September 30, 2020



• "As always, excellent service from this vendor. Fast response and quick shipment. Safe, secure packaging. Item in described condition."-J.H., September 21, 2020



• "I received the package a few days ago. I noted it was packed with love and I appreciate the service."-S.W., September 18, 2020



• "LPs arrived quickly, well packed for transit, and in their listed conditions (new). Wonderful selection and editorial descriptions. Thanks for the music!"-M.M., September 5, 2020



• "Arrived in the mail today. Incredibly fast shipping. Great packaging. Thank you."-J.M., August 14, 2020



• "You guys are a pleasure to do business with!"-R.S., August 10, 2020



• "Awesome seller! If you love jazz, you've got to check these guys out!"-J.S., August 6, 2020



• "Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Buy with confidence from this trusted, reliable seller!"-R.D.S., July 26, 2020



• "Squidco are heroes, somehow they are still able to post great music all around the world, cheaply and quickly! "-S.O., July 19, 2020



• "Item shipped out quickly, arrived quickly. transaction was seamless and hassle free. Seller and album are highly recommended. Thank you."-M.L., July 9, 2020



• "Love this store - amazing selection and shipping!"-S.F., June 20, 2020



• "Thank you so much. This kind of service is great and, I have found, unusual."-C.I., June 19, 2020



• "Flawless transaction, prompt delvery, and book just as promised -- thanks!"-N.C., June 15, 2020



• "Fast shipping with Disc & Sleeve in excellent condition. A+ Seller. Highly recommend. Many thanks and cheers from Milwaukee! "-S.T., June 13, 2020



• "Vinyl record arrived promptly, properly packed and in Mint condition. Iím completely satisfied with my purchase. Thanks so much!"-S.E., June 11, 2020



• "Received item 3 days before estimated, wrapped up beautifully. Will definitely be searching for Squidco stuff in the future!"-L.L., June 8, 2020



• "Tutto perfetto! AAA+++"-S.L., May 28, 2020



• "Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Items arrived in pristine condition. Highly recommended seller!"-R.D.S., May 22, 2020



• "Keep up promoting the music, what you do is important."-Y.C., May 7, 2020



• "Both items sealed and in mint condition... lightening fast delivery... great seller"-J.L., May 2, 2020



• "Love your shop and the work you do making all this unique music available. I look forward to future orders."-S.W., April 28, 2020



• "Excellent experience. My shipment was delayed due to a glitch at USPS and Squidco was very helpful in resolving the issue. Thanks!"-J.O., April 23, 2020



• "Shipping faster than the speed of light, quality item as described. (Wow!) Trusted seller! Thanks, Linda."-L.B., March 29, 2020



• "Quality as good as stated. Professional handling of the order. Overall satisfied with the order and the delivery. Good"-M.P., March 27, 2020



• "Excellent service - I am a multiple repeat customer!"-T.F., March 23, 2020



• "Great box set, as described and with lightning fast shipping. The Squid delivers.....A+++++ seller. Many thanks!!!"-K.B., March 17, 2020



• "Quick, well packed, accurate descriptions."-K.V., March 13, 2020



• "Yeah, it was waiting on me when I got home yesterday. Y'all are quick. "-J.H., March 10, 2020



• "Excellent and superfast service!! Will buy from again!"-D.B., February 28, 2020



• "Shipped quickly from one of the best businesses on the web!"-P.S., February 14, 2020



• "Been listening to some fantastic music this weekend thanks to you!"-P.C., February 9, 2020



• "Perfect. Fast reply and handling of the order, fast dispatch, fast delivery, smooth transaction, CDs very well protected, sealed and in perfect condition. Very pleased with this recommended seller, thanks a lot"-G.V.B., January 26, 2020



• "Tip top seller! Keep coming back for more..."-J.N., January 10, 2020



• "awesome seller! fast shipping!! as described!!!!! BUYYYYYYYYYYY"-E.L., January 4, 2020



• "CD as described, carefully packaged, promptly mailed. Thanks!"-G.S., December 31, 2019



• "Fast service, item in perfect condition. I would definitely buy from them again! :)"-L.W., December 16, 2019



• "A very pleasant transaction, many thanks indeed!"-W.R., December 5, 2019



• "My sale arrived this morning. Thank you so much for how well it was packaged and for getting it to me in such a timely manner."-M.O., November 25, 2019



• "Excellent! Items arrived quickly and in perfect condition; THANKS!"-T.D., November 20, 2019



• "Quick delivery. packaged extremely well. great price. tks."-D.S., October 31, 2019



• "I really appreciate your commitment to offer overseas customers like me the opportunity to get such exquisite records at fair prices and otherwise unavailable. Listening to this contemporary jazz or free music is an ear-opener and always a delightful experience. What more can I say nothing compares to Squidco"-F.F., October 1, 2019



• "All good with the sale - prompt shipment and as described. so nice that there's a shop dedicated to this kind of music. very much appreciated!"-M.O., September 16, 2019



• "Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Buy with confidence from this reliable seller!"-R.E.D., September 5, 2019



• "Squidco is a top notch seller. Huge selection of avant-garde music +. Super quick shipping. Thanks."-G.B., August 22, 2019



• "Quick, efficient service. Product as described. Superb transaction."-G.B.J., August 8, 2019



• "Just wanted to say how stoked I was to discover your shop (virtually, at least). I'm a free improvisational guitar player and have been looking for a place to buy physical copies of a lot of the music that I currently have digitally. Needless to say, your store is one of the few single repositories around for free improv, creative music and new music."-R.M., August 6, 2019



• "Superb as always!! Buy with complete confidence!! My indispensable source!!"-R.H., Augusts 3, 2019



• "You guys are the best! The order arrived in 3 days and really had the Thurston Moore backorder. I truly didn’t think there would be any left."-P.F., July 23, 2019



• "A+++ seller. Fast, professional service. I am pleased with every aspect of this transaction and would buy from this seller again without hesitation."-D.L., July 5, 2019



• "Quick and safe shipping, excellent item, superb seller!"-N.B., June 20, 2019



• "All aspects of transaction handled efficiently and flawlessly, including effective packaging and useful communications. 100% satisfied with Squidco and Discogs performance!"-C.P., June 2, 2019



• "Excellent service. Fine packing. Excellent communication. top seller."-tt, May 23, 2019



• "Well packaged, prompt shipping and great communication; will gladly shop this seller again. Happy customer!"-D.M., May 8, 2019



• "Super sonic seller"-M.S., April 25, 2019



• "Mint item shipped quickly and professionally. Always reliable Squidco."-G.V., April 17, 2019



• "Fast flawless transaction, shipped with tracking"-D.K., April 12, 2019



• "Prompt & timely shipping. The cd is as-described in the listing. "-J.K., April 4, 2019



• "Just showed up today! 5 stars for squidco"-J.B., March 23, 2019



• "Super quick turnaround. Item arrived in perfect condition. Would definitely order again from them!"-J.S., March 22, 2019



• "Item delivered in mint condition, with original shrink wrap, well protected! Very fast and professional service! Squidco also has excellent selection and I fully intend to purchase more items from them. Very warmly recommended!"-A.B., February 6, 2019



• "Some of the best customer service ever - thank you so much!"-F.M., February 23, 2019



• "You do great work down there. Keep it up!"-J.W., February 22, 2019



• "Had hard time getting this cd from other sources but Squidco did me a solid. Fast service and in great condition. Thanx. "-G.F, February 6, 2019



• "Fast shipping. Excellent experience!"-A.M, February 1, 2019



• "The dankest tunes at the tastiest prices. This record was not easy to track down but they had it! Huzzah!"-E.F, January 8, 2019



• "CD received this morning ,well packed , in great condition .Thank you very much."-J.G, January 2, 2019



• "Fast, flawless transaction, well packaged, shipped quickly with tracking number, good communication"-D.K, November 23, 2018



• "I want to thank you for your excellent customer service. I love your musical business proposal, I think it is very important to value music from the art sound perspective."-F.V, November 15, 2018



• "Quick arrival and seller super helpful and responsive."-G., October 30, 2018



• "Thanks! All cassettes in mint condition and download codes working!"-J.P., October 20, 2018



• "Superb as always!! Buy with complete confidence!! Always a 25-star seller!!"-R.H., October 1, 2018



• "Fast flawless transaction, perfectly packaged, arrived in mint condition, good communication."-D.K., September 26, 2018



• "I prefer going through Sqidders (as y'all are affectionately known in my household) when I can!"-S.S., September 25, 2018



• "I have just received an unsubscribe notice, but I did not intentionally unsubscribe from your mailing list. Just wanted to let you know I still love you (and will place an order shortly)."-M.P.D., September 7, 2018



• "Exemplary service: CDs arrived very fast and in new/sealed condition. Highly recommend!"-J.G., August 20, 2018



• "25 Stars every time!! My Number 1 choice!!"-R.A.H., August 20, 2018



• "Prompt fulfillment, and nicely packaged, too. Now that I know about this more esoteric "record shop", shopping for tunes will be a joy."-B.J., August 14, 2018



• "Awesome place to shop! Shipped within the week domestically. Will place another order next paycheck. "-B.S., August 9, 2018



• "Highly recommended seller, items as described, ultra fast service with great attention with the package, very friendly and a pleasure to deal with, many thanks! Will come back!"-M.V., July 30, 2018



• "Top seller. Item as described, fast response, excellent packaging."-C.S., July 22, 2018



• "Fast, great communication. Would purchase from Squidco again."-B.H., July 17, 2018



• "Recommended seller. Prompt and professional service, item=description, and packaged for safe shipping. Much appreciated."-T.R., July 3, 2018



• "Alles bestens, danke!"-D.J., July 2, 2018



• "The CD arrived much faster than I expected and in perfect condition. I'm very pleased with the service provided."-T.H., June 29, 2018



• "First purchase from this seller. Very happy with the process. Item arrived safely. Packaging was excellent and very strong. Item was as described and seller provided great communication."-I.E., May 31, 2018



• "Just want to say thanks for the prompt shipping and speedy delivery to Australia of my order, great work."-R.C., May 31, 2018



• "Extremely helpful seller, and very nice to do business with. Recommended!"-L.H., May 30, 2018



• "All went well. Speedy shipping and very well packed. Highly Recommended !!!!!"-A.C., May 18, 2018



• "Professional service from an excellent seller. Items=description and shipped in robust packaging for safe delivery. Much appreciated."-T.R., May 16, 2018



• "I appriciate your quick and polite response."-Y.M., May 13, 2018



• "Excellent seller ! with good products and a nice communication ! All good ! thank you very much !"-J.G., May 3, 2018



• "Always quick shipping. Comprehensive catalogue."-G.B., April 26, 2018



• "Item arrived quickly and well packed. I will definitely buy from this seller again. thanks!"-E.C., April 13, 2018



• "Excellent service - item received promptly and exactly as described! I’d definitely buy from this seller again."-D.F., March 28, 2018



• "Excellent. Well prepared for shipping. As described. Superb five star seller."-D.B., March 23, 2018



• "Swift service and very well packaged!! Many thanks!! :-)"-S.P., March 18, 2018



• "Always a great experience buying from SquidCo :)"-J.A., March 12, 2018



• "Excellent! Thanks Squidward! "-M.S., February 27, 2018



• "Amazing value shipped the day after I ordered this top-rated CD as listed in the Penguin guide to jazz CDs. It arrived in two days, beautifully wrapped, a 30-year-old classic, a timeless piece of free jazz sold by people who love the avant garde [...]"-G.F., February 19, 2018



• "Very quick response and service, and very polite! The record was well-packaged and arrived in great condition."-L.S., February 16, 2018



• "Also, congratulations on the 15th anniversary. I've been a customer for years now, though not as frequently as I'd like. Your store is really an oasis."-N.O., January 23, 2018



• "Item in great shape as advertised. careful packing and speedy dispatch. would order from Squidco again in a snap."-D.A., December 29, 2017



• "Perfect in all respects - great price, lower shipping charges to Canada than most US sellers, arrived unscathed within one week. Thanks."-S.K., December 26, 2017



• "The CD arrived promptly and in the condition specified. Squidco has a great collection of experimental music, many thanks."-H.R., December 20, 2017



• "GroOoOoOvVvVvVyYyYyYyYyYyYYYyy!!!!!!"-A.G.T., December 15, 2017



• "Excellent communication, item came exactly as described, speed and packaging top notch! Thanks!!!!!!!"-M.H., December 12, 2017



• "Mighty mollusk and champion cephalopod! Thanks for another smooth, high quality transaction."-T.R., December 10, 2017



• "Highly recommended seller. Friendly communication, sturdy packaging, item exactly as described."-P.J., December 6, 2017



• "Duck daddy-o, why blow clams at Paramecium music, when you can lose frogskin with Squidco!"-S.G., November 16, 2017



• "I'm glad that there's a place in the U.S. stocks this kind of music. Great website, by the way, endlessly informative. It's obvious you enjoy and are engaged with what you do."-R.P., November 15, 2017



• "Excellent seller. Fast and careful shipping."-R.O., November 10, 2017



• "Again a prompt delivery in v good condition. All questions answered. Excellent service: thanks!"-S.C., November 7, 2017



• "Just to let you know that my order arrived today in perfect condition...very well packaged...thanks so much for the items!"-B.Z., October 27, 2017



• "Great communication, CD as described, immediate shipping. Thanks"-M.L., October 21, 2017



• "excellent transaction, courteous response. highly recommended. Thank you!!!"-K.I., October 4, 2017



• "Outstanding service! My CD arrived earlier than expected, and was shipped in an ultra secure package! SquidCo is a top class company! Thank you so much!"-K.D., September 25, 2017



• "2000% Great! A++++++++++++ / Thanks!"-J.W., September 19, 2017



• "Great scarce cd. Packed safe and arrived lightning fast. I would definite do more business with squidco - and you gotta love that name!"-G.S., September 15, 2017



• "Bomb-proof packaging, quickly billed and delivered, and in great shape. All positive. "-M.J., August 3, 2017



• "These are THE pros... Fast, fair, and perfect condition... Oh, and did I mention fast?!"-R.W., July 7, 2017



• "Another perfect transaction. Always a pleasure dealing with the Squid"-S.P.S., June 30, 2017



• "As always, the order was shipped promptly and all items were in mint condition as specified. It's such a pleasure doing business with this seller."-T.F., June 6, 2017



• "Wonderfully quick service, with a large and quirky inventory!"-J.L., May 27, 2017



• "As always with Squidco, great selection, good prices, instantaneous shipping--everything a buyer should expect from a great seller."-T.M., May 4, 2017



• "Your package arrived safely. Thank you for the careful packing!"-M.W., May 3, 2017



• "100% positive experience.....super package...!"-J.P.G., April 20, 2017



• "Shipped the same day as order was placed. Extremely professional. I will be ordering again! Thanks!"-J.N., April 12, 2017



• "Very reliable seller. Great distributor of avantgarde music. Keep up the good work!"-T.M., March 24, 2017



• [On receiving reward points] "Thanks. A nice surprise! Squidco does a great job and offers some interesting music, so thanks."-D.K., March 20, 2017



• "Item in perfect shape, exactly as described by the seller, and it was shipped quickly, arriving ahead of the estimated delivery dates. Great service overall from a vendor I am always happy to be a repeat customer of. Thanks Much!!"-M.C.S., March 6, 2017



• "You guys are so fast! Top marks, again."-S.O, February 28, 2017



• "What I ordered was promptly delivered, safely wrapped, and I'm enjoying the music. Thanks for your vigilance."-G.Y, February 18, 2017



• "Very good seller,responds to messages very quick and clear with explanation and a good adviser for shipping of which I am happy with."-S.M, February 15, 2017



• "CD showed up quick & in perfect condition. Second time I've purchased from this seller. Absolutely recommend. "-S.C.S., February 5, 2017



• "Item as described, quickly shipped and very well packaged. Excellent experience with this seller."-T.F., January 19, 2017



• "As always, Squidco delivers promptly and with excellent merchandise."-R.S.W., January 12, 2017



• "Got this [Borbetomagus LP] and ''torturing the saxophone'' on the same day. My ears have been totally cleansed! Thank you!"-M.S., December 29, 2016



• "The CD arrived earlier than anticipated and was in perfect condition. I would definitely buy from Squidco again. In addition, the purchase prompted my checking out their very interesting & informative website."-W.M.N., December 28, 2016



• "Excellent! Professional service and very speedy order preparation. Item was pristine and exactly as described. Fantastic price. Highly recommended."-W.G., December 18, 2016



• "very very fast delivery...they even beat Amazon by a couple days....would use again... "-R.J.Y., December 10, 2016



• "Well, that was quick! Thanks for the fast service!. "-D.B., December 1, 2016



• "Quick dispatch and delivery to the UK. CD in excellent condition, as described by the seller. "-Mrs. F-N., December 1, 2016



• "Another excellent transaction. Squidco is just the best; tracking, fast processing, expertly-curated selection of music. What I'm thankful for. "-C. G., November 24, 2016



• "Sparkling new CD (just as described), great price and fast delivery! Always liked squids -- glad to see they've organized."-J.S.J., November 25, 2016



• "I would just like to say that my orders arrived promptly and safely (well packaged). Of course, the music is superb."-J.C.G., November 24, 2016



• "Everything was excellent! Great packaging, fast shipping. Items exactly as described. Thank you!"-G.R., November 21, 2016



• "Great item! Great price! Superfast shipping!"-S.K., October 27, 2016



• "Great seller and service,brilliant!"-T.K., October 10, 2016



• "Squidco is truly a great CD store. Thanks Phil and staff!"-B.Z., October 10, 2016



• "Quick dispatch and delivery to the UK. A used CD in excellent condition."-M.F., September 27, 2016



• "EXCELLENCE....Super fast..Super perfect....♫♫."-G.K., September 21, 2016



• "CD was impeccably packed, shipped immediately & arrived exactly as described. Always a pleasure to do business with this excellent seller!"-S.D., August 16, 2016



• "Item arrived SUPER quickly, packaged very well, and was as described. Consummate pros in the music sales biz, would recommend to any/every one! A+ transaction...."-N.Z., August 15, 2016



• "While I have your attention, I just want to say you guys are the best! I've bought a lot of music from you that is hard if not impossible to find. And your clips of the music are an added plus. Please stay in business a long time."-F.A., August 8, 2016



• "Item was very well packed and protected. Came sooner than promised. Fantastic seller who I highly recommend. Thanks for the great service!"-D.H.C., July 29, 2016



• "That was fast!"-G.L., July 29, 2016



• "Great timing and secure packaging. Disc came with a complimentary jewel case since the one that previously contained the disc had a crack in it."-A.F., July 23, 2016



• "Thank you for the excellent and recommendable service."-M.O., July 20, 2016



• "These people are geniuses. Could not be happier. Crazy website, too."-C.M., July 16, 2016



• "Excellent customer service. Seller contacted me to ensure they sent the correct item. Item was very well packaged for shipping."-P.M., July 3, 2016



• "Item arrived on June 2, 2016, one day before EST! Very nicely packed and in perfect condition."-S.K., June 10, 2016



• "Man, you folks are scary good at what you do!"-R.W., May 18, 2016



• "Wow! Lightning fast shipping! Bulletproof packaging! Amazing seller! "-B.M., April 21, 2016



• "Amazingly fast shipping, completely professional transaction, perfect!"-S.S., April 8, 2016



• "Very fast (n bulbous), thank you Squid (eating dough)! "-T.G., March 11, 2016



• "Outstanding customer service, careful packaging of the items ordered, immediate shipment, and items arrived in brand new condition. A superb professional seller who is highly recommended for their vast selection of international experimental, avant-garde, and outre musique. Je vous salut le calmar! Excellent"-A.B., March 17, 2016



• "Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed getting so much great stuff from you guys. I love it and will keep ordering as much as I can !!!! "-P.B., March 8, 2016



• "Thanks for the rapid fire shipment and careful packing of my order which I received today. Very best regards and - Long live the Squid!."-A.B., March 3, 2016



• "Best distro in the nation. Clear communication and rapid speed shipping. Absolute best."-C.D., February 20, 2016



• "I've never experience service this quick and efficient. Everything from price to packaging is exceptional."-E.S., February 16, 2016



• "CD as described, carefully packaged, promptly mailed. Thanks! I won't hesitate to buy from this seller in the future."-G.S., February 6, 2016



• "Super fast turn around. One of the most consistent sellers around. Thank you!"-S.D., January 15, 2016



• "Awesome. Faster than a sack of oiled up snakes with the shipping. Excellent! Thanks!"-J.S., January 9, 2016



• "Today I received my order. Everything was perfect and it was a pretty quick shipment considering that we are an ocean apart :). Thanks a lot, and if there are any review sites that I can share my great experience with your store, let me know. I will happily do it!"-D.P., January 8, 2016



• "Squidco: fantastic selection of hard to find music... great prices, speedy service! 5/5 "-P.M., December 4, 2015



• "Here today. Wish everyone's shipping was this fast."-L.H., November 25, 2015



• "My order was processed promptly and packaged safely. I wish more online sellers would take the trouble to package CDs in plastic jewel cases as well as Squidco does. "-R.B., November 19, 2015



• "Shipped like a goddamn pro. Buy this man a beer (and some of his records)."-C.D., November 12, 2015



• "As always- one of the very best sellers! Excellent item, packing, and speed of shipping."-T.G., November 5, 2015



• "Great record packed well. Will be ordering again in the future."-F.M., October 29, 2015



• "I have bought items from this seller several times and they have always been quick and efficient."-S.A., October 21, 2015



• "I have been checking your website out since I started getting into the avant garde/electronic/improvised music. You truly are a godsend for those of us who hunger for music on the outer fringes. Thank you.."-A.J., September 21, 2015



• "Thanks again for all your support and congrats again for this unique and Incredible store."-E.L.C., September 19, 2015



• "Top class seller, quick delivery to UK, very well packed, top condition, very pleased, recommended."-J.B., July 29, 2015



• "Thank you for your stellar service to the creative improvised arts community. Also, your website design and functionality is A+."-P.G., July 20, 2015



• "Excellent service! Fast shipment! Any small business that specializes in supporting artists and labels who's music fall far from the category of "commercial" is automatically commendable. Thanks!"-M.A., July 10, 2015



• "Squidco, your service was beyond awesome. The CD arrived two days after I ordered it, and it was in flawless condition. Thank you!"-R.S., July 10, 2015



• "Absurdly fast shipping, fantastic packaging. Perfect buying experience."-E.S., June 3, 2015



• "very fast service...thanks to Squidco for offering hard-to-find avant jazz and composed music...a great resource."-S.E.G., May 24, 2015



• "Just wanted to thank you guys for properly sending my LP. Such a fun album. I'm always worried when buying through discogs or private sellers on Amazon, but folks like you who know how to properly package and ship the vinyl are, unfortunately, pretty damn hard to come by."-M.H., May 21, 2015



• "Thank you for being there, and for being such a wonderful resource. Squidco's service is always excellent in my experience."-J.S., May 10, 2015



• "I really appreciated the exemplary service provided by this seller. Squidco is a stellar example of what makes working with small businesses so much more of a rewarding experience than working with megacorporate behemoths like Amazon. Thanks!"-Z.H., May 4, 2015



• "The CDs arrived quickly and were well packaged. The discs played flawlessly. I would order from Squidco again."-M.N., March 27, 2015



• "Listening to the third disc as I type. My enjoyment of the music is exceeded only by my gratitude for your help in delivering this to my door. Many thanks"-G.G., March 20, 2015



• "Fantastic! The order arrived well protected and much faster than the arrival date given. It is always a joy to actually find dealers who know how to mail music, be it CDs or LPs. And it is especially thrilling in this day of dubious descriptions to find a dealer who actually describes the state the item is actually in! Bravo to Squidco! "-A.P., March 9, 2015



• "Got here ahead of schedule, and carefully double-bubble-wrapped. Great!."-E.H., March 4, 2015



• "CD shipped quickly, well packed and as described."-A.K., February 21, 2015



• "Great seller. Answered my question right away so I bought the album. It was delivered very quickly. I would highly recommend them and will eventually buy from them again since they have the odd stuff I'm looking for. "-B.R., December 26, 2014



• "Thank you for quick Service and a perfect CD... arrived in a few days and was securely packaged. CD is pristine and played wonderfully without any problems. A Top Notch Dealer I will be very happy to purchase from in the future...."-D.E., November 4, 2014



• "I have also very much appreciated ordering things over the years from Squidco. You folks have been nothing but great, and I'll certainly be ordering from you again really soon."-K.M., October 10, 2014



• "Provided super fast shipment, accurate transaction, perfect packing, completed quality control, amazing and curious selection for their stocks, ANYTIME you want !!!!!!"-T.M., September 16, 2014



• "I would just like to say thank you for the quick shipping, etc. I guess I'm conditioned to the "discogs/ebay" mailorder process of feedback leaving, etc. and had to write some kind of response to having received my item. Thanks again and I will definitely be buying from you guys in the future. Anyway, thank you for the fast service, and great selection of interesting items...."-N.Z., September 16, 2014



• "Super quick shipment, perfect packing and quality control, and accurate transaction ! Thank you so much !!!!"-T.M., August 22, 2014



• "Thanks you are very friendly!"-G.E.G.G, August 15, 2014



• "Awesome, thanks for the quick shipping and super-fair shipping cost!"-AM, June 20, 2014



• "Marvelous CD + Professional and Courteous Seller + Expertly Packaeged Prompt Delivery = My Thanks!!"-AA, June 3, 2014



• "Smooth transaction and fast shipping! Seller knows how to pack a record well to boot! Thanks for helping pry open my third eye just bit further, Squidco!!!"-CM, April 14, 2014



• "I bow before the mighty & majestic SQUIDCO!"-SG, March 14, 2014



• "Your website and the service you provide from it is a real boon for people interested in contemporary, improvised music. The performers you cover enables a clear view regarding the current ethos as well as its history. I'm sure I'm not alone in bearing a deep appreciation for this and the integrity it embraces.!"-PT, March 18, 2014



• "Thank you folks for supporting great music by exceptional artists! And thank you for your great customer service.!"-RC, February 18, 2014



• "EXCELLENCE! VERY happy with cd, it's condition, packaging, and shipping speed!"-RL, February 9, 2014



• "Thanks for the super quick shipping. Disc arrived fine as usual. Until next time!"-RD, February 7, 2014



• "Super fast shipping. This literally went cross-country to me in one weekend-and I didn't even buy the two-day shipping option! It arrived in perfect condition. Thanks for stocking such great and hard to find music."-SA, January 16, 2014



• "This was a very quick, early delivered, securely packaged and nicely priced transaction of a difficult to find CD. Thank you!!!"-JAO, December 28, 2013



• "Good god you guys are fast!"-DC, December 12, 2013



• "...thank you for awesome, consistent service!"-JL, November 15, 2013



• "Squidco Sales is the best mail order company I have ever dealt with. Great prices, reasonable shipping costs and quick shipping. And they truly only list what they have in stock. A++"-CC, October 26, 2013



• "I'm a new customer and want to let you know I really appreciate the excellent customer service."-D.D. August 3, 2013



• "I received my cd of the Convergence Quarter this afternoon and I am impressed with your service. Fast shipping and extremely well packed. Even a personal thank you from Kevin. Great work folks and the very best to all."-P.M. May 16, 2013



• "Quick delivery from an excellent vendor. Great selection of hard to find music. I have ordered from them in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Excellent seller in every way."-G.H. April 29, 2013



• "Good lawd you guys are fast! My order arrived almost exactly 48 hours after I placed it. And all three products are in excellent condition (as opposed to netflix disc that looks like its been through the laundry). Thanks ! "-P.F. April 4, 2013



• "As always, thanks so much for the careful packing!"-M.W. March 25, 2013



• "You guys are great. Thanks!!"-L.H. March 15, 2013



• "Thanks again for your courtesy and professionalism! Best regards"-E.Q. February 11, 2013



• ":) ...you folks are the best! Respect."-J.L. February 8, 2013



• "Order arrived today. Congratulations on 10 years in business. I appreciate
your commitment to distributing interesting and provocative music while
providing great service, regardless of the size of the order. Wishing you
continued success"-G.G., January 7, 2013



• "Just did first order w/ you. FAST. Having trouble w other online sellers of this backwards, noisy crap so look out for big order soon."-S.H., December 6, 2012



• "Just want to thank you for the quick delivery of my recent order. I just ordered Yatagarasu by Brotzmann, and received it yesterday."-G.R., November 30, 2012



• "Thank you for your response, it's appreciated. I'll take the time to say that you are the best place to shop avant garde music. And more over, your service is impeccable. Long live Squidco."-C.L., August 9, 2012



• "Just a quick note of thanks for getting out my order so quickly, ordered Tuesday, CDs playing in the machine Thursday, again thanks."-W.S., May 3, 2012



• "Gawd you people are some kinda fast down there! My order (Thurs. PM) was found in our mailbox at noon Saturday! Great music, great service-can't be beat! Take care til next month when I can do it again."-P.F., April 30, 2012



• "Thanks for the e-mail. I appreciate the update and also appreciate the nice sale that you had this past weekend. [...] It is really nice to get so much music for so few dollars. Thanks for running a great store."-K.C., April 23, 2012



• "Thank you very much..love all the music you list..very hard to find such material here in Toronto..will continue shopping."-J.K., February 14, 2012



• "These arrived UK today. You provide such a great service, great stock choice and such quick despatch."-M.B., January 26, 2012



• "It's always a pleasure dealing with you, Phil."-S.W., January 25, 2012



• "The CD arrived today in an immaculate condition. Thank you."-P.R. (Poland), January 3, 2012


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