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     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
February 16, 2017
"Creative inspiration and potential really comes from the heart
and if my heart is experiencing that,
then I know there's a possibility for me to be a vehicle or a vessel for others to experience that."
- Hamid Drake

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      Creative Artists
• Sean Ali
• Martin Archer
• Olivia Block
• Joao Camoes / Jean-Marc Foussat / Claude Parle
• Captain Phillips (Grollman / Weinberg)
• Francois Carrier / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin
• Brian Chase / Andrea Parkins
• Hamid Drake / Sylvain Kassap
• Paul Dunmall Quintet
• Alvin Fielder / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith
• Onno Govaert / Marcelo Dos Reis / Luis Vicente / Kristjan Martinsson
• Mary Halvorson / Sylvie Courvoisier
• Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett
• Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver)
• Juxtavoices
• Johan Lindvall
• Thollem McDonas / Mad King Edmund
• Motorpsycho
• Pauline Oliveros / Connie Crothers
• P.O.P. [Psychology Of Perception]
• Somnoroase Pasarele / Alan Courtis / Directives / Crank Sturgeon
• Bobby Previte
• Reincke / Huges / Popple
• Rulemares
• S.A.S.W
• Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough)
• Yoshida Tatsuya / Cho Sokkyo / Tzboguchi Masayasu
• Ghedalia Tazartes / Pawel Romanczuk / Andrzej Zaleski
• Thollem / Oliveros / Cline
• Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Nicole Mitchell)
• Keith Tippett Octet
• Jack Wright / Guillaume Viltard / Grundik Kasyansky
• Jack Wright / Joel Kromer / Edmond Cho
• Jack Wright / Ron Stabinsky
• John Zorn / Garth Knox and the Saltarello Trio

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   Jazz & Improvisation

Ali, Sean: With My Head in the Sand [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

An unusual album of abstracted sound and spoken word, NY bassist Sean Ali's first solo album, using extraneous and unidentifiable sound and punctuation over layered voices of varying quality in a non-linear narrative, a curious album of impressive sonic interest.
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Archer, Martin : Story Tellers

Martin Archer introduces a new sextet based on Chicago's AACM approach to free improvisation, in a 2-CD set of 6 large works divided into 5 or 6 chapters each, presenting character themes, rhythm ideas, composed duets, and improvised instructions; superb!
Squidco Pick

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Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat / Claude Parle: Bien Mental
(Fou Records)

The trio of Jean-Marc Foussat on synthesizer, Claude Parle on accordion, and Joao Camoe on alto violin in three electroacoustic improvisations in a dialog of unusual approach balancing serious performance skills with quirky humor, "well mental" music indeed.
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Captain Phillips (Grollman / Weinberg): Strip Bar In Mombasa [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

A strange take on Captain Richards Phillips, who faced Somali pirates at sea, and who wrote of it and is the subject of a movie where he is played by Tom Hanks; here in a disjointed spoken narrative with sax, percussive balloons and snare drum over a live NYC soundscape.
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Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: Freedom Is Space For The Spirit

During their 2014 tour, Canadian saxophonist Francois Carrier and long-time partner, percussionist Michel Lambert, went into the Experimental Sound Gallery [ESG 21] in St. Petersburg, Russia with pianist Alexey Lapin to record these superb free improvisations.
Squidco Pick

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Chase, Brian / Andrea Parkins: Avalanche of Routes

The NY duo of accordionist Andrea Parkins, using self-designed virtual instruments, field recordings, everyday objects and small instruments, and drummer Brian Chase, applying guitar pedals to his percussion, create fascinating sculpted works of electroacoustic improvisation.
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Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.
Squidco Pick

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Dunmall, Paul Quintet: The Dreamtime Suite

Saxophonist Paul Dunmall's quintet with Hamid Drake, Dave Kane, Steve Tromans, and Percy Pusgove, bridge traditional with chamber jazz and world music, including a work for bagpipes and frame drum, in a monumental suite of improvisational possibilities.
Squidco Pick

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Fielder, Alvin / Frode Gjerstad / Damon Smith : The Shape Finds Its Own Space

West Coast double bassist and mid-west drummer Alvin Fielder meet Norways saxophonist Frode Gjerstad at the 2016 No Idea Festival in Austin, TX, opening the festival with this remarkable display of free improvisation, a seething and burning set from these veteran players.
Squidco Pick

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Govaert, Onno / Marcelo Dos Reis / Luis Vicente / Kristjan Martinsson: In Layers

With members from Twenty One 4Tet, Clock and Clouds, Cactus Truck, and trumpeter Luis Vicente's Trio, this quartet's strength lies in a seemingly casual approach to what is in execution intensely detailed dialog, each member contributing to a unique and entrancing group sound.
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Halvorson, Mary / Sylvie Courvoisier: Crop Circles
(Relative Pitch)

A studio encounter between pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and electric guitarist Mary Halvorson, both using sophisticated techniques giving unique voices to their playing styles, in a set of improvisations that balance playful, subtle, energetic, and emotional playing.
Squidco Pick

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Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett: Four Quartets

Clarinetist Tom Jackson and pianist Keith Tippett have worked together since 2001, with bassist Ashley-John Long joining them in improvisation in 2009, adding violist Benedict Taylor that same year in London, here meeting in the studio for 4 subtle and expansive recordings.
Squidco Pick

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Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.
Squidco Pick

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McDonas, Thollem / Mad King Edmund: Happening: A Movement In 12 Acts

A 12 act musical treatise with spoken and sung libretto by guitarist/writer Ed Pettersen about the current state of the US & how the Occupy movement has affected our psyche; developed for performance with pianist Thollem McDonas, drummer Pet Abbot, and saxophonst Jeff Lederer.
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Oliveros, Pauline / Connie Crothers: Live At The Stone
(Important Records)

Two superb improvisers who both sadly passed away in 2016, performing together in 2014 at John Zorn's The Stone in NYC, originally released as a memorial for Crothers by Oliveros, and now as a testament to the incredible talents and improvisational dialog of both musicians.
Squidco Pick

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Reincke / Huges / Popple: Play "The Trio"

The Trio was the influential 60's band of saxophonist John Surman, drummer Stu Martin, and bassist Barre Phillips, here paid tribute by saxophonist Bernd Reincke, drummer Chad Popple, and bassist John Hughes, using their tunes as a springboard for exuberant modern improv.
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Rulemares : Atractor Extrano

A trio of Chilean improvisers, Luis Conde on alto saxophone, Nicolas Rio on drums, and Ramiro Molina on electric guitar, with various pairings of the trio taking foreground in music that develops interesting structural compositions into tight dialogs of strong collective improv.
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Sunshine! Quartet (Archer / Mwamba / Bennett / Fairclough): Sunshine! Quartet

A small group setting where each performer brings a composition to the session, with Discus family members Martin Archer on saxophones, Corey Mwamba on vibraphone, Seth Bennet on double bass, and Peter Fariclough on drums, for jazz that balances melodic and formidable free improvisation.
Squidco Pick

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Thollem / Oliveros / Cline: Molecular Affinity [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

The 3rd recorded trio collaboration of pianist Thollem McDonas and guitarist Nels Cline, each recording changing the 3rd partner, this time with legendary accordionist, conceptualist and electronic artist Pauline Oliveros in a set of beautifully intertwining conversations.
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Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Nicole Mitchell): Unleashed

Pianist Myra Melford joins frequent collaborators, double bassist Joelle Leandre and flutist Nicole Mitchell, in a live performance at Galerie Zurcher, in Paris in 2016, for a set of spontaneous improvisations with a warm chamber jazz feeling of masterful dialog.
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Tippett, Keith Octet: The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon

Superlative large group jazz from UK pianist/composer Keith Tippett, presenting a series of lyrical and accessible compositions inspired by themes from Irish folk music, in a new Octet with alumni of the Royal Academy of Music's jazz programme and long-time Tippett collaborators.
Squidco Pick

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Wright, Jack / Guillaume Viltard / Grundik Kasyansky: And Surging Roars Against My Pillow
(Spring Garden Music)

Recording in London in 2010 as part of series of performances and studio sessions, the trio of Jack Wright on saxophone, Guillaume Viltard on double bass and Grundik Kasyansky electronics present a freely improvised set of advanced techniques that impart lyrical warmth.
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Wright, Jack / Joel Kromer / Edmond Cho: This Is Where You Get Off
(Spring Garden Music)

After working together in various combinations for two years, the trio of Jack Wright on saxophones, Joel Kromer on modular synth, and Edmond Cho on guitar recorded these two large improvisations: demanding and rewarding free improvisation.
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Wright, Jack / Ron Stabinsky: Just What You Need Today
(Spring Garden Music)

Mostly Other People Do The Killing pianist Ron Stabinsky joins free jazz saxophonist Jack Wright for a wild session pushing both players into adventurous territory, Stabinsky taking up the trumpet and using dental floss, light bulbs and other objects inside the piano.
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Pasarele, Somnoroase / Alan Courtis / Directives / Crank Sturgeon : Noosphertilizer IV [2 CASSETTES]

5 artists in a split release of 3 cassette tapes, the artists (Somnoroase Pasarele / Alan Courtis / Directives / Crank Sturgeon ) are based in disparate geographical regions of Earth: Romania, Argentina, Massachussetts USA, San Francisco USA, and Normal IL USA.
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S.A.S.W: Fine Pattern [CASSETTE]
(Winds Measure)

Reissuing Japanese sound artist Minoru Sato's 1995 work, searching a stationary wave (SASW) based on "aspect" works, re-released on cassette with two additional tracks from an exhibition catalogue from ICC, 2000, and one unreleased piece, "days of the sky another mix".
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Tazartes, Ghedalia / Pawel Romanczuk / Andrzej Zaleski: Carp's Head [VINYL + CD]

Ghedalia Tazartes continues to confound and bewilder, here teamed up with sound artists Pawel Romanczuk and Andrzej Zaleski for an album of bizarre songs and unusual acoustic accompaniment, 10 songs that seem to raise out of the earth spontaneously, in an LP/CD package.
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Motorpsycho: Angels And Daemons At Play [6 CD BOX SET]
(Rune Grammofon)

The fourth installment in the ongoing Motorpsycho luxury box-set reissue program, presenting their 1997 classic release, showing the band going in a more experimental direction than previously, and adding the "Starmelt" EP alongside other rarities.
     Buy      $33.95          

Previte, Bobby: Mass [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Rarenoise Records)

Drummer Bobby Previte's "Mass" is based on heavy electrified rearrangements of 15th century composer Guillaume Dufay's "Missa Sancti Jacobi", performed by The Rose Ensemble, Stephen O'Malley, Don McGreevy, Mike Gamble and Jamie Saft, Marco Benevento, and Reed Mathis.
     Buy      $28.95      Listen          

Tatsuya, Yoshida / Cho Sokkyo / Tzboguchi Masayasu: TYU

The frequent and super-speed improvising duo of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida and guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi join forces with Tzboguchi Masayasu on keyboards and vocoder for an energetic, melodic, and at times outlandish album that pays homage to astonishingly complex rock forms.
Squidco Pick

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Block, Olivia : Dissolution [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
(Glistening Examples)

Sound explorer Olivia Block reflects upon human "webs of significance" and the way electronic communication and recording technologies both improve and complicate those webs, in a remarkably detailed set of layered recordings contrasting clear and fragmented sound.
Squidco Pick

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Juxtavoices: Warning: May Contain Notes

Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 30 voices whose repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts, here in a CD/DVD release with a reinterpretation of early an Cabaret Voltaire recordings and a terrifying ascent into hell.
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Lindvall, Johan: Solo / Ensemble
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Swedish composer and pianist Johan Lindvall in a series of 27 works performed solo or in an ensemble with Vilde Sandve Alnaes (violin), Kristine Tjogersen(clarinet), Jan Martin Gismervik(percussion), Henrik Munkeby Norstebo(trombone), Ina Sagstuen(voice), & Fredrik Rasten(guitar).
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P.O.P. [Psychology Of Perception]: Ikebana

Fascinating sound and drone music from this interesting German ensemble led by Reinhold Friedl, "ikebana" takes its name from the tradition of Japanese flower arranging which dates back to the 7th century, with 8 tracks named as such: Shoka, Rikka, Nigeria and Morimono.
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Zorn, John / Garth Knox and the Saltarello Trio: Leonard: The Book of Angels Volume 30

Ensemble InterContemporain is viola player Garth Knox's string and percussion performance group, here called upon by John Zorn to present new interpretations of his "Book of Angels" Masada compositions, in nine magnificent recordings of great depth and intimacy.
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