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UPDATE
November 17, 2017
"I'm hoping we all remain curious about what we're missing
as much as we're curious about what we have."
—Josh Sinton

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

7272music
Black Truffle
Creative Sources
Emanem
Evil Clown
FMR
H&H Production
Iluso

    
Intakt
Irabbagast
Out & Gone Records
Peter Foolen Editions
Remote Viewers
ReR Megacorp
Song Cycle
Space Rock Productions
Tzadik

 
      Creative Artists
    
• Ambarchi, Oren
• David Area/Tomas Gris/Ernesto Rodrigues
• Jeb Bishop/Dan Ruccia
• Katharina Bohlen/Reinald Noisten/Claudius Reimann
• George Khan
• Leap of Faith Orchestra
• Musicianer (Sinton/Ajemian/Taylor)
• Tatsuya Nakatani
• Piiptsjilling
• The Remote Viewers
• Udo Schindler/Johannes Ollinger/Dine Doneff
• Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach/Evan Parker/Lovens)
• Josh Sinton
• Sista Maj
• Spontaneous Music Ensemble
• Hollis Taylor
• Alan Tomlinson Trio ( w/ Dave Tucker/Phillip Marks)
• Matt Weston
• John Zorn
• John Zorn/Eugene Chadbourne



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   Jazz & Improvisation

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


An album of patience and concentrative listening from the lowercase trio of David Area on electronics, Tomas Gris on guitar and objects, and Ernesto Rodrigues on harp and objects, each player subtly coaxing sounds out of their instruments while the electronics act as environmental ambience over which tones slowly voice, recede and occasionally punctuate.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Bishop, Jeb / Dan Ruccia: Scratch Slice Jag
(Out & Gone Records)


Trombonist Jeb Bishop and North Carolina-based Out & Gone Collective member, violist Dan Ruccia, after touring and performing with Eugene Chadbourne, Dan Lilley, and David Menestres, found their sound so compatible that they recorded this duo album using the languages of free jazz, chamber music, and extended improvisations to create something unexpected and rare.
   
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
Bohlen, Katharina / Reinald Noisten / Claudius Reimann : Long Clarinets - Short Stories?
(Creative Sources)


Extending the realm of reeds in improvisation, the trio of three clarinetists--Katharina Bohlen, Reinald Noisten, and Claudius Reimann--perform on clarinet and bass clarinet with a diverse set of approaches, opening their 12 movement work with a trio of bass clarinets, and then permuting bass, b-flat clarinets and sax with remarkable technique.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Khan, George: Ah! (1968-2005) [2 CDs]
(Emanem)


An essential retrospective of UK saxophonist and flutist George Khan's long career featuring 4 concerts: a 1980 duo with People Band percussionist Terry Day; a 1968 quintet with Peter Lemer (piano), Albert Kovitz (clarinet), Frank Flowers (double bass) and Terry Day; in 1975 with Terry Day and bassist Charlie Hart; and solo in London around 2005 at Mopomoso.
   
     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

 
Leap of Faith Orchestra: Supernovae
(Evil Clown)


Boston area composer and multi-instrumentalist David Peck developed a unique approach to scoring for this large and idiosyncratic ensemble, referred to as Frame Notation, giving descriptions of sonority, time scale, events, playing occurrences, &c, leaving a great deal of freedom for these extraordinary musicians, as borne out in their incredible and extended performance.
 
Squidco Pick

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Musicianer (Sinton / Ajemian / Taylor): Slow Learner
(Iluso)


Sidney Bechet referred to fellow musician as "musicianers", the title for New York baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton's trio with Jason Ajemian on acoustic bass and Chad Taylor on drums and percussion, in an outstandingly creative and compelling album of modern jazz showing the strong links between these three, dating back to their work together in Chicago in the 80s.
 
Squidco Pick

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Remote Viewers, The : Last Man In Europe
(Remote Viewers)


The saxophone-heavy UK improvising band Remote Viewers returns to a trio format, with founders David Petts on tenor sax and Adrian Northover on soprano sax, plus John Edwards on double bass, as the stripped-down band employs signature harmonic territory and compositional approaches, making this a distinctively concentrated and welcome Remote Viewers album.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Schindler, Udo / Johannes Ollinger / Dine Doneff: Waterway
(FMR)


The quirky acoustic trio of German improvisers Udo Schindler on clarinet, saxophone, cornet, and Euphonium, Johannes Ollinger on acoustic guitar and toys, and Dine Doneff on double bass, waterphone, and toys, the odd instrumentation adding surprising textures and disorienting angles to really fine dialog, technically, melodically, and eccentrically.
   
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

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


After 44 years, the UK/European free improvising trio of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach with saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer Paul Lovens, present this, their 20th album, an incredible extended performance plus a brief coda recorded during the Ad Libitum Festival at the Polish broadcasting, a testament to masterful skill and the endurance of free jazz.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

 
Sinton, Josh: Krasa
(Irabbagast)


New York reedist Josh Sinton takes the contrabass clarinet on a wild ride, performing live with no overdubs, using clip-on mics, a mixing board, a sans amp box, a volume pedal, and a bass amp, as he explores sonic possibilities and unexpected directions for this big reed instrument in his quest to redefine the old Slavic word for beauty or splendor: krasa.
   
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

 
Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Karyobin (1968) [2017 REISSUE]
(Emanem)


The 2nd SME record to be issued, a 1968 classic of free improvisation as the quintet of John Stevens, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Dave Holland, and Kenny Wheeler, the 1st SME to feature their new organisational method, here remastered with far superior sound and balance than previous issues, with new notes by Evan Parker, Dave Holland and Martin Davidson plus session photos.
 
Squidco Pick

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Tomlinson, Alan Trio ( w/ Dave Tucker / Phillip Marks): Out And Out
(FMR)


London Jazz Composers Orchestra trombonist Alan Tomlinson, performing on tenor and alto trombone, with his trio of Dave Tucker on guitar and Phillip Marks on percussion, are caught live in Birmingham, Lancaster, London, and during the Harwich Festival, from 2009-16, demonstrating the strong rapport and exciting dialog these players have developed over years performing together.
   
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
Zorn, John / Eugene Chadbourne: 1977-1981 [VINYL LP + BOOK]
(Song Cycle)


Deluxe box set edition of the 1998 Materiali Sonori CD, originally released to accompany the book release of "Sonora: John Zorn", here in its first vinyl release presenting early Downtown NY recordings between co-conspirators, saxophonist John Zorn and guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, with vital players including Tom Cora, Polly Bradfield, Davey Williams, Fred Frith, Mark Kramer, &c.
   
     Buy      $44.95      Listen          

 




   Experimental/Electronic

Piiptsjilling: Fiif
(Peter Foolen Editions)


Piiptsjilling is the duo of guitarist Romke Kleefstra and vocalists Mariska Baars & Jan Kleefstra, joined here by Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, combining poetry with vocals, guitars and electronics in improvisational settings, creating rich sonic environments over which the voice guides the listener, speaking in one of the Germanic Frisian languages.
   
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

 
Taylor, Hollis: Absolute Bird [2 CDs]
(ReR Megacorp)


An unusual and distinctive record from violinist and ornithologist Hollis Taylor, a book with 2 CDS presenting 41 tracks of recordings of the Australian pied butcherbird, each track pairing a bird, environmental sound, and a single instrumentalist, with an impressive list of performers who take unique approaches to the challenge of accompanying a bird.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $34.95      Listen          

 
Weston, Matt: Searchlight Swings b/w Is That Helicopter Over Our House? [7-inch' VINYL]
(7272music)


Percussionist and electronics artist Matt Weston (Arthur Brooks Ensemble V, Arc Pair) in a 7" release showcasing his playing skills over his own notation systems employing additional dimensions of pre-and post-gestural strategies, using written standard notation and visual cues based on multiple and simultaneous, graphic scores.
   
     Buy      $6.95      Listen          

 




   Rock/R.I.O./Prog

Ambarchi, Oren: Stacte Karaoke II [VINYL 12-inch]
(Black Truffle)


Heavy rock riffs and shredding from Australian guitarist Oren Ambarchi, his version of karaoke being repeating rock structures plundered and played over, giving him a platform to show his power tools, which are heavily modified and effected guitar lines in an oddly compelling album of rock machinations from this typically explorative, experimental player.
   
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

 
Sista Maj: Series Of Nested Universes [2 CDs]
(Space Rock Productions )


Organized by Camper van Beethoven violinist Johan Segal, Sista Maj is an instrumental psychedelic rock trio with Mikael Tuominen on bass, baritone guitar and sitar, and Andreas Axelsson on drums and percussion, with Segal also on organ, electric guitar, synth and bass, for a double CD exploring sophisticated heavy electric rock, jazz, hypnotic, and space music.
 
Squidco Pick

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   Compositional

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol. 5 _Philharmonie De Paris
(Tzadik)


During a week in April 2017 John Zorn travelled to Paris, where he performed several concerts including "The Interpretation of Dreams", presented an evening with guests, and performed solo on the organ at the Grande salle Pierre Boulez, the full concert of which is presented on this CD, along with 30 minutes of recordings made before the evening's concert.
   
     Buy      $13.95          

 




   Books & Magazines

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Cooked In My Van
(H&H Production)


Anyone who follows the work of Japanese drummer/percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani knows that cooking on the road is an integral part of his traveling life, and this slender cookbook provides images, descriptions, and insight into this cooking and his life on the road, with suggestions for meals that would make the perfect accompaniment to an evening of Nakatani's music.
   
     Buy      $12.95          

 
 


Relative Pitch Weekly Sale!

From Friday, November 17 - Thursday, November 23, 2017
Squidco & Relative Pitch are offering

Thollem / Wimberly / Cline: Radical Empathy
for just $9.95 - save $4 (regular price $13.95)

Thollem / Wimberly / Cline: Radical Empathy (Relative Pitch)

A trio of collective-improvisers recording in NYC's East Village in 2015 for exceptionally sympathetic dialog, instigated by electric keyboard improvisor Thollem McDonas, with Nels Cline on guitar and Charles Gayle cohort Michael Wimberly on drums; Fred Frith liner notes!





Orders with Thollem / Wimberly / Cline: Radical Empathy will ship around November 23, 2017
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 In Stock and Ready to Ship

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.

• Ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


 

Barbez w/ Velina Brown:
For Those Who Came After: Songs Of Resistance From The Spanish Civil War
(Important Record)

Barbez w/ Velina Brown:
For Those Who Came After: Songs Of Resistance From The Spanish Civil War [VINYL]
(Important Record)

Harry Bertoia:
Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture Of Harry Bertoia [CD + DVD]
(Important Record)

Eleh:
Home Age [VINYL]
(Important Record)

Eleh / Christina Kubisch:
Split [VINYL]
(Important Records)

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

Hybrid Ear (Schacher / Unternahrer / Arrizabalaga):
Nuda
(Creative Sources)

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

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

Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos:
Piano
(Creative Sources)

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

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

Aki Takase / Paul Ayumi :
Hotel Zauberberg
(Intakt)

Un Coup de Des:
Volcan Evaporado
(Creative Sources)

John Wall / Mark Durgan:
Contrapt
(Harbinger Sound)

 


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• International customers, any order with 3 or more items choosing "Free Economy Shipping" option will ship for free!

In stock items only, orders with out of stock items will be held until all items are in stock. Free shipping applies only to "Free Economy Shipping" option on the Shipping & Payment Screen at checkout time. US orders will ship via USPS Media Mail with tracking. 1st Class and other shipping rates are unaffected by this offer.



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