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     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
December 8, 2016
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- Mark Dresser

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

Black Truffle
Cien Fuegos
Clean Feed
Cold Spring Records
Edition Modern
Editions Mego
Hat [now] ART
Modern Silence
Moserobie Music

Mystery School Records
Pi Recordings
Rarenoise Records
Remote Viewers
Sub Rosa
The Tapeworm
Total Life Society Records
Trost Records
Wee Space Tapes

      Creative Artists
• Oren Ambarchi
• Oren Ambarchi vs. Ricardo Villalobos
• Biting Tongues
• Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann
• Anthony Braxton
• William S. Burroughs
• John Cage
• John Cage / David Tudor / Christian Wolff
• The Chicago Plan (Swell / Ullmann / Lonberg-Holdm / Zerang)
• Mark Dresser Seven (Mitchell / Ehrlich / Boroff / Dessen / White / Black)
• Iancu Dumitrescu
• Isabelle Duthoit / Georg Graewe
• Morton Feldman
• Free Nelson Mandoomjazz
• Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang)
• Jackson Harrison Trio
• Dre Hocevar (Hocevar / Pluta / Tevis / Qu / Rasmussen / Corren / Clarke / St. Louis / Fraser)
• Peter Kowald Quintet
• Lipchitz
• Mathisen / Svendsen / Wildhagen
• Joe McPhee / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten
• Joe McPhee / Raymond Boni
• Motif (Lonning / Nymo / Thieke / Wilk / Johansen / Vagan)
• Musicworks
• Fredrik Nordstrom
• Bill Orcutt / Chris Corsano
• Evan Parker / Daunik Lazro / Joe McPhee
• Annette Peacock & Paul Bley
• The Quartet
• The Remote Viewers
• Eve Risser / White Desert Orchestra
• Ned Rothenberg / Mark Feldman / Sylvie Courvoisier
• Rupp / Fischerlehner
• Scarcity Of Tanks
• subterrene
• Sun Ra / Merzbow
• James Tenney
• Henry Threadgill & Zooid
• Various Artists
• Xenofox (Rupp / Fischerlehner)

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   Jazz & Improvisation

Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann: Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann [VINYL]

Portugese stoner rock band Black Bombaim and German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brotzmann recorded this album live at Estudios Sa Da Bandeira in Portugal, a power trio + 1 of uncompromising and burning improvisation, a less common but completely rewarding setting for Brotzmann.
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Braxton, Anthony: Quintet (Basel) 1977

Reissuing and remastering Braxton's outstanding radio concert for Radio DRS in Safranzunft, Basel in 1977 in a quintet with George Lewis on trombone, Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, Mark Helias on double bass, and Charles "Bobo" Shaw on drums.
Squidco Pick

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Chicago Plan, The (Swell / Ullmann / Lonberg-Holdm / Zerang): The Chicago Plan
(Clean Feed)

Bringing together the core of the Gebhard Ullmann / Steve Swell Quartet in sax and trombone with Chicago mainstay improvisers Fred Longberg-Holm on cello & electronics and Michael Zerang on drums for an album that embraces free jazz, world rhythms, and experimental sound.
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Dresser, Mark Seven (Mitchell / Ehrlich / Boroff / Dessen / White / Black): Sedimental You
(Clean Feed)

Downtown NY scene pioneering bassist currently on the West Coast, Mark Dresser presents an album of original compositions performed with an amazing septet including Marty Ehrlich, Jim Black, Joshua White, Michael Dessen, David Morales Borof, and Nicole Mitchell.
Squidco Pick

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Duthoit, Isabelle / Georg Graewe: Parlance

The duo of French clarinetist Isabelle Duthoit and Viennese pianist Georg Graewe in a subtle and sophisticated set of improvisations with chamber music inclinations, using impressive technique that serves their beautiful and mesmerizing dialog.
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Free Nelson Mandoomjazz: The Organ Grinder [VINYL 2 LPS]
(Rarenoise Records)

The Edinburgh trio of Archibald (drums), Colin Stewart (bass) and Rebecca Sneddon (alto saxophone) play an experimental blend of doom metal and free jazz, with guests trumpeter Luc Klein and trombonist Patrick Darley, in an album that bridges heavy rock with melodic improv.
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Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang): What's Wrong [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)

Following jazz traditions blending lyrical and free approaches with unexpected twists and turns from the Norwegian quintet of Andree Roligheten on sax, Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Oscar Gronberg on piano, Jon Rune Strom on double bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums.
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Harrison, Jackson Trio: Sintering

Melodic and texturally rich jazz from the trio of pianist Jackson Harrison with Ben Waples on double bass and brother James Waples on drums, a lyrical album of original compositions named for the process of coalescing a powder into a solid by heating it without liquefaction.
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Hocevar, Dre (Hocevar / Pluta / Tevis / Qu / Rasmussen / Corren / Clarke / St. Louis / Fraser): Transcendental Within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder
(Clean Feed)

An expansive album blending acoustic and electronic instruments in unique ways, creating a tapestry of sound as a framework for creative improvisation, composed by drummer Dre Hocevar & performed in an ensemble that includes some of New York's finest young improvisers.
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Kowald, Peter Quintet: Peter Kowald Quintet [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)

A reissue of Peter Kowald Quintet's self-titled album, originally released by FMP in 1972, with the line up of Peter Kowald on tuba, bass, and alphorn; Gunter Christmann and Paul Rutherford on trombone Peter van der Locht on alto saxophone; and Paul Lovens on drums.
Squidco Pick

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Lipchitz: Lipchitz [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

An unusual duo of voice and percussion from New York City percussionist David Grollman (Prom Night, Wee Tapes) and vocalist Ryan Krause, using space, dynamics and acoustic to create improvised works that range from atmospherically tonal to bizarrely interactive.
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Mathisen / Svendsen / Wildhagen: Momentum [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)

With a list of projects including Shagma, The Core, Zanussi 5 and Mopti, the trio of Jorgen Mathisen (sax), Christian Meaas Svendsen (bass) and Andreas Wildhagen (drums), "Momentum" is an apt name for their uniquely building, unpredictable and atypical improvisations.
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McPhee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Bricktop
(Trost Records)

Live recordings at Sugar Maple/Okka Fest in 2015 from the duo of saxophonist Joe McPhee on tenor & soprano, and double bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, in a set dedicated to Paris jazz singer and club owner Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, aka Bricktop.
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McPhee, Joe / Raymond Boni: Live From The Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama)
(Trost Records)

During the 80s, free jazz saxophonist Joe McPhee teamed up with French guitarist Raymond Boni to perform and release albums; this live concert at the University of Alabama is from that period, an excellent example instant composition inspired by Eric Dolphy.
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Motif (Lonning / Nymo / Thieke / Wilk / Johansen / Vagan): My Head is Listening
(Clean Feed)

Since 1999 the Norwegian Motif band has surprised listeners with their energetic, intelligent approach to experimental jazz, bridging free, structured, and collective approaches to improvised music, here as a sextet of trumpet/sax/clarinet/piano/bass/drums.
Squidco Pick

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Nordstrom, Fredrik : Gentle Fire, Restless Dreams [2 CDs]
(Moserobie Music)

Saxophonist Fredrik Nordstrom releases two sides of his music, the hard-hitting "Gentle Fire" and the more contemplative "Restless Dreams" in a 2 CD release with Gerald Cleaver on drums and Swedish jazz musicians Jonas Ostholm on piano and Torbjourn Zetterberg on double bass.
Squidco Pick

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Parker, Evan / Daunik Lazro / Joe McPhee: Seven Pieces. Live At Willisau 1995
(Clean Feed)

1995 recordings of the superb saxophone trio of Evan Paker on tenor & soprano, Daunik Lazro on alto & baritone, and Joe McPhee on alto & soprano, plus alto clarinet and pocket trumpet, a group that went undocumented until this live concert tape at Willisau was discovered.
Squidco Pick

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Peacock, Annette & Paul Bley: Dual Unity

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.
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Quartet, The: Quartet, The [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

A Downtown NY quartet of drummer percussionists--Carlos Costa, Flin van Hemmen, Max Jaffe, and David Grollman--all active in the NY improv scene, here merging for an album of unique approaches to their instruments, from thunderous drones to curious experiments.
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Remote Viewers, The: No Voice From The Hall
(Remote Viewers)

The 15th album from the UK based, saxophone heavy Remote Viewers led by David Petts, bridging compositions and improvisation with a rock sensibility, in a sextet that includes improv heavies Mark Sanders on drums and John Edwards on bass.
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Risser, Eve / White Desert Orchestra: Les Deux Versants Se Regardent
(Clean Feed)

Pianist and composer Eve Risser wrote this work after a mystical experience in Bryce Canyon, Utah, adding a choir to her 10-piece orchestra, balancing big band and chamber orchestra through instrumentation and approach, creating a complex and fulfilling journey in sound.
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Rothenberg, Ned / Mark Feldman / Sylvie Courvoisier: In Cahoots
(Clean Feed)

Long time collaborators and friends, part of the original Downtown NY scene, mutli-reedist and shakuhachi player Ned Rothenberg joins violinist Mark Feldman and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier to record a beautifully insightful album of commanding improvisation.
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Rupp / Fischerlehner: Live in Aarhus

The roots of Xenofox, the duo of electric guitarist Olaf Rupp and drummer Rudi Fischerlehner, performing at the 2014 Lydfestival in Aarhus, Denmark in an excursive set of free improv with a rock-oriented edge that ebbs and flows with power and technical skill.
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Threadgill, Henry & Zooid: In for a Penny, In for a Pound [VINYL]
(Pi Recordings)

Henry Threadgill's new epic work in four movements written specifically to feature each of the musicians in Zooid: "Ceroepic" for Elliott Kavee (drums), "Dosepic" for Christopher Hoffman (cello), "Tresepic" for Jose Davila (trombone & tuba), and "Unoepic" for Liberty Ellman (guitar).
Squidco Pick

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Xenofox (Rupp / Fischerlehner): Hundred Beginnings

The debut of Xenofox, the duo of Olaf Rupp on electric guitar and Rudi Fischerlehner on drum playing electric improv that ranges from critically dense to spacious and exploratory, blending rock and European Free Improv sensibilities into a moody and absorbing album.
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Ambarchi, Oren vs. Ricardo Villalobos : Hubris Variation [VINYL 12-inch]
(Black Truffle)

Oren Ambarchi's "Hubris" is remixed by electronic music legend Ricardo Villalobos, who transforms Ambarchi's layered web of countless sustained and pulsating palm-muted guitars into a funky, mesmerizing and propulsive long-form piece.
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Ambarchi, Oren: Hubris
(Editions Mego)

Continuing on from "Sagittarian Domain" & "Quixotism", Oren Ambarchi joins forces with Jim O'Rourke, Chris Cole, Keith Fullerton Whitmanm, Konrad Sprenger, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie, Joe Talia, Ricardo Villalobos and Arto Lindsay for this album of driving rhythm and sound.
Squidco Pick

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Ambarchi, Oren: Hubris [VINYL]
(Editions Mego)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

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Biting Tongues: Still On Hawaiian Time [CASSETTE]
(The Tapeworm)

Capturing 2 performances from '82 &'83, the improvising quintet of Howard Walmsley, Ken Hollings, Eddie Sherwood, Colin Seddon, Graham Massey present "an unpredictable "post-punk avant-funk" mix of spoken word, percussion, random tapes, films and free-form soloing".
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Burroughs, William S.: Curse Go Back [VINYL]

Tape experiments from author and audio experimenter William S. Burroughs, recorded in London in 1968 and originally issued in 1998, this version has been edited to the core of the original recording, which uses random drop-ins and cut-ups of Burrough's readings.
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subterrene: Bathetic Resonance
(Mystery School Records)

Layered and manipulated sound created in the studio and captured through live improvisation to create these rich, resonant compositions from Grant Stewart, a member of Machine Language, Daedal, A Perfect Mirror, The Eschaton Manifest, and The Inference Engine.
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Sun Ra / Merzbow: Strange City
(Cold Spring Records)

Blurring the lines between Sun Ra's avant jazz and Merzbow's approach to noise, these pieces are based on rare and unreleased tracks authorized by the Sun Ra archive, worked into compositions that morph and micro-inspect each track into something unique and outer-worldly.
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Sun Ra / Merzbow: Strange City [VINYL]
(Cold Spring Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
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Various Artists: An Anthology Of Noise and Electronic Music Volume 3 [3 VINYL LPs]
(Sub Rosa)

Reissuing the 3rd volume of Sub Rosa's Anthology Of Noise and Electronic Music as a 3-LP vinly set, presenting music by a wide range of artists from historical to contemporary, including avant compositional, improvised, rock, concrete, sound, noise, and electronic music.
Squidco Pick

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Orcutt, Bill / Chris Corsano: Live At Various / Various Live [VINYL 2 LPs]

Reissuing 2 Palilalia cassettes from the tour following guitarist Bill Orcutt (here on electric) and drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano's "The Raw and the Cooked" LP, both in excellent form as they play Northampton, Mexico City, Brooklyn, Montreal, Cleveland and Rochester.
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Scarcity Of Tanks: Ringleader Of Lies
(Total Life Society Records)

A rugged rock album with references to Stooges, Suicide, Torch Of The Mystics, Minutemen, &c, and a long list of collaborators including Lee Ranaldo, Tom Watson, Mike Watts; edgy songs of strong intent delivered in tight riffs and solid, heavy rhythm.
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Cage, John / David Tudor / Christian Wolff: San Francisco Museum Of Art, January 16th, 1965 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Modern Silence)

First vinyl release of this historic performance of minimalist music from 1965 recorded for KPFA Radio, bringing conceptual composers John Cage and David Tudor to perform two "Variations", a "Duet for Cymbal", and composer Christian Wolff's "For 1, 2 Or 3 People".
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Cage, John: Complete Song Books [VINYL 2 LPs]

Volume 3 in Karl Record's Perihel series is dedicated to one of the most iconic composers of 20th century: John Cage, with 92 pieces of his "Song Books" in new interpretations by Reinhold Friedl, recorded at Rashad Becker's Clunk Studio, who also contributed live electronics.
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Dumitrescu, Iancu: Live In New York w/ Either/Or
(Edition Modern)

Iancu Dumitrescu premieres six new works of Spectral compositions performed by the 13 piece Either/Or Ensemble under the direction of Richard Carrick, presented in Columbia University's Miller Theater in 2016, an amazing album of microcosmic and macrocosmic sound.
Squidco Pick

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Feldman, Morton: Three Voices (performed by Juliet Fraser)
(Hat [now] ART)

Soprano Juliet Fraser performs Morton Feldman's late work for 3 voices, performed by 1 vocalist (originally Joan La Barbara) who performs with themself on tape, in a work that Feldman himself described as "lucious", "sexy", and "gorgeous", as heard in Fraser's beautiful rendering.
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Musicworks: #126 Fall 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Canada's premiere music magazine, with articles on The Sound Future of Virtual Reality; Roarke Menzies; Heidi Chan; Erin Gee; Eric Normand; Carmen Braden; Nick Dourado; plus a CD with recordings from Eric Normand, Carmen Braden, Erin Gee, Nick Dourado, Heidi Chan, and Plumes Ensemble.
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Tenney, James: Bass Works (performed by Dario Calderone)
(Hat [now] ART)

Fascinating works for doublebass from American composer James Tenney, 3 pieces for solo doublebass, and a large work for viola, cello, doublebass and tape delay system, performed by bassist Dario Calderone with William Lane on viola and Francesco Dillon on cello.
Squidco Pick

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

The Eastcote Studios Session [VINYL]
(Dancing Wayang)

Dave Burrell / Bob Stewart:
The Crave Play the music of Jelly Roll Morton and Dave Burrell [VINYL]

John Butcher / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp:

Captain Phillips :
Strip Bar In Mombasa [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

Francois Carrier / Michel Lambert / Rafal Mazur:
The Joy Of Being

Eugene Chadbourne :
There'll Be No Tears Tonight
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Brian Chase / Andrea Parkins:
Avalanche of Routes

Albert Cirera / Hernani Faustino / Gabriel Ferrandini / Agusti Fernandez:
Before the Silence

John Dikeman / Luis Vicente / Hugo Antunes / Gabriel Ferrandini:
Salao Brasil [VINYL]

duo with Nathaniel Morgan [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

Epitaphs [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

Film In Music:
Tell Tale
(Drip Audio)

Fond of Tigers:
(Drip Audio)

David Grollman :
(Wee Space Tapes)

Jean-Luc Guionnet / Dedalus:
Distances Ouies Dites

HMZ (Hubsch / Martel / Zoubek):
(Tour de Bras)

Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett:
Four Quartets

Terri Kapsalis / John Corbett:
Dead Level
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Martin Kuchen / Mark Tokar / Arkadijus Gotesmanas:
Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival [VINYL]

Christof Kurzmann / Mats Gustafsson:
Falling And Five Other Failings
(Trost Records)

Goh Kwang Lee:
(Herbal International)

Okkyung Lee / Lasse Marhaug:
Jukebox-Series 006 [7-inch VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Joe McPhee / Andre Jaume:
Nuclear Family
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Musica Elettronica Viva:
Symphony No 106

Nadzharov / Chichilin / Stolyar:
(Creative Sources)

Hermann Nitsch:
25. Aktion (wiederaufgefuhrt) [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)

The Nu Band:
The Final Concert [VINYL]

Picnic (Honsinger / Kondo / Bergen / Jacques Avenel / Vatcher / Vigni):
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Pita & Chra:
Jukebox-Series 005 [7-inch VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Porta Chiusa:
Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)
(Herbal International)

Michel Redolfi:
Desert Tracks [VINYL]
(Sub Rosa)

Howard Riley :
Constant Change 1976-2016 [5 CDs]

Rupp / Muller / Fischerlehner:
(Not Applicable)

Frank Schubert Paul / Rudi Fischerlehner:
Willing Suspension of Disbelief
(Not Applicable)

Silver / Sanders / Wheatley:

Sleep Talk:
Sleep Talk [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

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