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UPDATE
October 20, 2017
"A goal is a dream with a finish line."
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Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

Aural Terrains
Bamboo
Black Truffle
Doubtmusic
ESP

    
Fou Records
Hot Cup
Intakt
Trost Records
Tum

 
      Creative Artists
    
• Anker, Lotte / Fred Frith
• Jim Black Trio
• Paul Bley Trio
• Boneshaker (Mars Williams / Paal Nilssen-Love / Kent Kessler)
• Crys Cole / Oren Ambarchi
• Moppa Elliott
• Fred Frith / Barry Guy
• Fred Frith Trio
• Sven-Ake Johansson / Alexander Von Schlippenbach
• Leandre / Minton
• Mostly Other People Do the Killing
• Steve Noble / Yoni Silver
• Annette Peacock & Paul Bley
• Pharoah Sanders
• Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens)
• Wadada Smith Leo
• Aki Takase / Alexander von Schlippenbach
• Talibam!
• Talibam! / Matt Nelson / Ron Stabinsky



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Squidco Cassette Sale Cassette tapes continue to be released at a wonderful rate, and we find more and more cassette albums that fit our customer's interest. We missed last Saturday's Cassette Day celebration while Philz was away, so we want to make it up to our cassette customers. Therefore, this weekend all of our cassettes are on sale!

• Buy any cassette, take 10% off its price.
• Buy 3 or more cassettes, take 15% of their price.

But hurry, this sale ends Sunday, October 22.

Click to See All Cassettes

In stock items only, out of stock cassettes will disappear from the store. Sale ends Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 23:59 EST (GMT-5). Eligible cassettes will earn Squidco Reward Points





   Jazz & Improvisation

Anker, Lotte / Fred Frith: Edge Of The Light
(Intakt)


An intimate dialog between frequent collaborators, UK guitarist Fred Frith and Copenhagen saxophonist Lotte Anker, both players listening carefully as they interact in a fragile dialog of profound technique and inventive approach, using texture and nuance to create unusual and captivating interchanges that demonstrate how compatible these two very different instruments can be.
   
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

 
Black, Jim Trio: The Constant
(Intakt)


A beautiful example of the modern piano trio, led by in-demand drummer, Jim Black, with Elias Stemeseder the pianist and Thomas Morgan on bass, in a lyrical album that uses Black's compelling and elusive drumming on 9 original Black compositions and one unexpected standard, as all three deliver complex playing that sounds accessible and engaging, a true achievement.
 
Squidco Pick

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Bley, Paul Trio: Closer [VINYL]
(ESP)


A vinyl reissue of Paul Bley's 2nd ESP album from 1966, a lyrical and lush trio setting with material mostly from Carla Bley, one Ornette Coleman number, and one from Annette Peacock, with Steve Swallow on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion, exploratory free jazz that uses melodic intention in assertive but not aggressive aways; a classic.
   
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

 
Boneshaker (Mars Williams / Paal Nilssen-Love / Kent Kessler): Thinking Out Loud
(Trost Records)


The third album from this international trio of powerful improvisers--Norwegian drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, Chicago bassist Kent Kessler, and Chicago/NY saxophonist Mars William-- in four odysseys that take the listener from introspective playing to out and out blowing, using technique to serve their incredible dialog.
 
Squidco Pick

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Elliott, Moppa : Still, Up In The Air
(Hot Cup)


Solo double-bass improvisations from Mostly Other People Do the Killing bassist and leader Moppa Elliot, consisting of sequences of contrasting themes, or musical cubism in the spirit of Picasso and Braque, presenting 7 of 14 sequences where the improvisation is a series of disparate musical ideas that transition rapidly in an attempt to disrupt the linear progression of thematic development.
   
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

 
Frith, Fred / Barry Guy: Backscatter Bright Blue
(Intakt)


Both bassist Barry Guy and guitarist Fred Frith are key artists of Switzerland's Intakt label catalog, but surprisingly the two have never shared a stage together; Intakt had a feeling about their pairing and brought them into the studio, this superb duo album being the result in 10 brilliant tracks intertwining acoustic double bass and electric guitar.
   
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

 
Frith, Fred Trio: Another Day in Fucking Paradise
(Intakt)


Proclaiming that he had nothing more in mind then getting together with a couple of formidable musicians, guitarist Fred Frith and Mills College alumni Jordan Glenn on drums and Jason Hoopes on electric and double bass take their listeners through 13 connected pieces that reference rock, jazz and ea-soundscape in an impressive album from a remarkable new group.
 
Squidco Pick

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Johansson, Sven-Ake / Alexander Von Schlippenbach : Schraubenlieder [VINYL]
(Trost Records)


Drummer Sven-Ake Johansson is also a poet, writer and visual artist; here he joined forced with Alexander von Schlippenbach in 1988 to record these songs, never previously released, sung in German and English, for a set of 9 fascinating narrations that engage the listener independent of language, as von Schlippenbach improvises with prodigious technique.
   
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

 
Leandre / Minton: Leandre / Minton
(Fou Records)


Phil Minton started as a trumpeter and became one of free improv's most outside vocalists; Joelle Leandre is a double bassist who also performs free vocal improv; this is their first recorded collaboration, and it's an unusual and wonderful album of heavy tone improvisation, plucked and bowed, and a masterfully odd free association of vocalisation.
   
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

 
Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Paint
(Hot Cup)


The first release by the piano trio configuration of Mostly Other People Do the Killing features bassist/composer Moppa Elliott, pianist Ron Stabinsky, and drummer Kevin Shea, with each composition named after a small town in Pennsylvania that contains a color, and the town of "Paint, PA" lent its name to the title, with one apt Duke Ellington cover.
 
Squidco Pick

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Noble, Steve / Yoni Silver: Home
(Aural Terrains)


The two-headed snake on the cover of this album aptly describes the sublimely sinuous and dark interplay between London free jazz drummer Steve Noble and bass clarinetist Yoni Silver, their 4-part improvisation taking on sinister elements of exceptional cymbal techniques, unusual drum tones, and extended lower register tones and high harmonics; excellent.
   
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

 
Peacock, Annette & Paul Bley: Dual Unity
(Bamboo)


Reissuing the debut album by vocalist Annette Peacock and pianist Paul Bley recorded during their first European tour in 1970, in a quartet with compatriots Mario Pavone on bass and Laurence Cook on drums, Bley using an early Moog synthesizer; unique and original avant jazz.
   
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

 
Sanders, Pharoah: Quintet [VINYL]
(ESP)


A vinyl reissue of Pharoah Sanders' 1965 debut release on ESP, in a quintet with Jane Getz on piano, William Bennett on bass, Stan Foster on trumpet and Mavin Pattillo on percussion, decidedly a jazz album from this outside player known for his association with John Coltrane in his freeist moments, here bridging lyrical and avant worlds with powerful playing.
   
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

 
Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens): Features
(Intakt)


The long-standing Schlippenbach Trio with Evan Parker on saxophone and Paul Lovens on drums presents 15 concise "Features", improvisations of great depth and diversity, from the beautifully stark solo piano that opens the album to intense collective interactions, avoiding excess in deference to the profound expression of an inspiring group chemistry.
 
Squidco Pick

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Smith, Wadada Leo: Najwa
(Tum)


Paying tribute to musicians whose vision paved the way for modern creative players to use new approaches, language and philosophy in improvisation, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's band with four guitarists, electric bass, drums and percussion dedicates five incredible compositions to Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Billie Holiday.
 
Squidco Pick

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Smith, Wadada Leo: Solo - Reflections And Meditations On Monk
(Tum)


An intimate album of solo trumpet from Wadada Leo Smith, performing compositions by Thelonious Monk, Smith professing in an essay in the accompanying booklet that he was motivated to become a composer by Monk above other contemporaries for his ideas of composition and bands; his admiration and love of Monk's work is clear in this beautifully lyrical album.
 
Squidco Pick

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Takase, Aki / Alexander von Schlippenbach: So Long, Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy
(Intakt)


Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase assembled an ensemble of Dolphy interpreters that includes bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall, saxophonist Tobias Delius, vibraphonist Karl Berger, trumpeter Axel Dorner, trombonist Nils Wogram, &c, for a fresh take on compositions from one of free jazz's most iconic composers -- Eric Dolphy -- captured live in Berlin, 2014.
 
Squidco Pick

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Talibam! : Endgame Of The Anthropocene [VINYL]
(ESP)


Talibam!'s first cinematic album of through-composed ecogothic geosonics, the "soundtrack to 2048's despotic nationalism and crumbling international infrastructure, underscoring an eco-mercantilistic tragedy and the desperate plundering of the last pristine landscape on Earth" from NY's duo of Matt Mottel on mini moog and synths, and Kevin Shea on drums, and midi mallet percussion.
   
     Buy      $20.95      Listen          

 
Talibam! / Matt Nelson / Ron Stabinsky: Hard Vibe [VINYL]
(ESP)


Talibam! with Matt Mottel on sax, Kevin Shea on drums, Matt Mottel on Fender Rhodes and synth and Ron Stabinsky on organ take inspiration from Herbie Hancock's 70's electronics, Miles Davis' "On the Corner" and Albert Ayler's New grass in compositions that transforms aspects of rhythm changes into a disciplined sequence, a new take on psychedelic jazz.
 
Squidco Pick

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Various Artists: Asian Meeting Recordings #1
(Doubtmusic)


Otomo Yoshihide started The Asian Meeting Festival in 2005 to foster creative interaction between Japanese and other Asian musicians, since 2014 curated by DJ Sniff, and here in the 2017 edition at GOK Sound, in Tokyo, Japan with a who's-who of players including Yoshihide, Ryoko Ono, Ko Ishikawa, Son X, KEITO, Yuji Ishihara, Yuen Chee Wai, &c. &c.
 
Squidco Pick

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   Experimental/Electronic

Cole, Crys / Oren Ambarchi: Hotel Record [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Black Truffle)


A double LP and the second release from the duo of Crys Cole and Oren Ambarchi, also romantic partners, as they explore their relationship through sound and voice, each side presenting a unique approach to their collaboration while maintaining a certain somnambulist feeling over rich guitar, organ work, and other unfathomable sound.
   
     Buy      $31.95      Listen          

 
 


Relative Pitch Weekly Sale!

Until Friday, October 27, 2017 Squidco & Relative Pitch are offering the quartet album Michael Bisio (w/Kirk Knuffke, Art Bailey & Michael Wimberly): Accortet at the special price of $9.95, a $4.00 savings!


Bisio, Michael (w/Kirk Knuffke, Art Bailey & Michael Wimberly):
Accortet
(Relative Pitch)

Chronicling 30+ years of New York bassist Michael Bisio's life as a composer in song form and otherwise, in a quartet with Art Bailey on accordion, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, and Michael Wimberly on drums, balancing freedom and swing in a euphorically compelling album.




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176 (Chris Abrahams / Anthony Pateras):
Music In Eight Octaves
(Immediata)

David Area / Tomas Gris / Ernesto Rodrigues :
Chorismos
(Creative Sources)

Autochthon:
A
(Creative Sources)

Olivia Block :
Olivia Block
(Another Timbre)

John Butcher / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter:
The Catastrophe of Minimalism
(Balance Point Acoustics)

John Cage :
Winter Music
(Another Timbre)

Xavier Camarasa / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Dans les Courbes
(Fou Records)

Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori:
Miller's Tale
(Intakt)

Marilyn Crispell / Gerry Hemingway:
Table of Changes (Live)
(Intakt)

Pascale Criton :
Infra
(Potlatch)

Melaine Dalibert :
Ressac
(Another Timbre)

Harris Eisenstadt / Mivos Quartet:
Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)

Fabrice Favriou / Jean-Luc Petit / Julien Touery :
Fabrice Favriou Jean-Luc Petit Julien Touery
(Fou Records)

Fouick: Blick & Jean-Marc Foussat:
Mastic Boreal
(Fou Records)

Kevin Good :
Listen
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Barry Guy / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton:
Deep Memory
(Intakt)

Mark Helias / Tom Rainey / Tony Malaby:
The Signal Maker
(Intakt)

Hybrid Ear:
Nuda
(Creative Sources)

Isotope Ensemble:
Yttrium
(Creative Sources)

Philip Jeck:
Iklectik
(Touch)

Irene Kurka :
Chants
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega):
Roulette of the Cradle
(Intakt)

Leap of Faith Orchestra:
Supernovae
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith Orchestra:
The Expanding Universe
(Evil Clown)

Lisbon String Trio / Carlo Mascolo :
Intonarumori
(Creative Sources)

Lisbon String Trio / Karoline Leblanc:
Liames
(Creative Sources)

Lisbon String Trio / Luiz Rocha:
Akuanduba
(Creative Sources)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Intermetallic Compounds
(Evil Clown)

Alex Mincek :
Torrent
(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records)

Matthias Muche / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nicola L. Hein / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santo:
Klang
(Creative Sources)

Toshimaru Nakamura / Jun Numata:
The First Album
(Doubtmusic)

Anthony Pateras / Erkki Veltheim:
The Slow Creep Of Convenience
(Immediata)

Davide Piersanti / Hui-Chun Lin / Sergio Castrillon / Ulf Mengersen / Klaus Kurvers:
Discoveries
(Creative Sources)

Mette Rasmussen / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon:
To The Animal Kingdom
(Trost Records)

Redox:
Orbitals
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Alexander Frangenheim:
Underwater Music
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos:
Piano
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres / Carlos Santos / Stale Liavik Solberg :
Soon
(Creative Sources)

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):
Warsaw Concert
(Intakt)

Elliott Sharp / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot:
ERR Guitar
(Intakt)

Chris Speed / Zeno De Rossi:
Ruins [Ltd Ed of 100]
(Skirl)

Aki Takase / Paul Ayumi :
Hotel Zauberberg
(Intakt)

Turbuence Doom Choir:
Energy Cascades
(Evil Clown)

Un Coup de Des:
Volcan Evaporado
(Creative Sources)

Katharina Weber / Fred Frith / Fredy Studer:
It Rolls
(Intakt)



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