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Squidco & The Squid's Ear
September 11, 2014
"I wish for us to celebrate music
that is truth for this moment that we live.
A very unstable, interesting, horrifying
and beautiful moment indeed."
-Nicole Mitchell

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

845 Audio
Aum Fidelity
Creative Sources
Driff Records

For Practically
Important Records
Moving Furniture
Rune Grammofon
Singlespeed Music
Superior Viaduct
The Wire

      Creative Artists

• Rinus van Alebeek
• Frederic Blondy &
      DJ Lenar
• Kyle Bruckmann's
• Ceccaldi/Negro/
• Sylvie Courvoisier &
      Mark Feldman
• Day & Taxi
• Jorrit Dijkstra
      (Rutger Zuydervelt/
      Rene Aquarius)
• Marc Ducret
• Daniel Erdmann/
      Samuel Rohrer/
      Vincent Courtois/
      Frank Mobus
• Farmers By Nature
• Gruppo Di
      Nuova Consonanza
• Barry Guy
      New Orchestra
• Heenan/Rodrigues/
• Darius Jones &
      Matthew Shipp


• Jason Kahn
• Pandelis Karayorgis
• Gunnar Lettow/
      Korhan Erel
• lll人
      (Daichi Yoshikawa/
      Paul Abbott/
      Seymour Wright)
• Machinefabriek
• Nicole Mitchell's
      Black Earth
• Tim Olive/
      Anne-F Jacques
• Pauline Oliveros
• Ergo Phizmiz
• Johannes Rod
• Samuel Rohrer
• Rohrer/
• Sepiasonic
• Gunter Sommer Baby
• Squakk
• Ton Trio II
• The Whammies
• The Wire
• Cory Wright

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   Jazz & Improvisation

Blondy, Frederic & DJ Lenar: play Mauricio Kagel Ludwig van

Mauricio Kagel's 1970s avant cinema film "Ludwig Van" about Beethoven's music, is reinterpreted by pianist Frederic Blondy and turntablist DJ Lenar, improvising at Zacheta National Gallery of Art, in Warsaw, Poland, 2011, and assembled in studio.
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BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer): Shuffle
(Driff Records)

The Boston-based BOLT quartet of Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Eric Hofbauer (guitar), Junko Fujiwara (cello), Eric Rosenthal (drums) chose the 19 pieces on this release from 36 improvised pieces, ranging from "energy-orgies of free jazz [to] sparse electronic soundscapes".
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Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack: ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire
(Singlespeed Music)

A 4-part suite from oboe/english hornist Kyle Bruckman based on Thomas Pynchon's early novels, exhilarating jazz performed with Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Tim Daisy (drums), Jen Paulson (viola) and Anton Hatwich (bass).
Squidco Pick

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Ceccaldi / Negro / Ceccaldi / Chennebault: La Scala

The French quartet of Theo Ceccaldi (violin), Roberto Negro (piano), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello), and Adrien Chennebault (drums), mixing an unlikely set of improvised and composed styles for music that is indescribably absorbing, adventurous, sophisticated, and inspired.
Squidco Pick

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Courvoisier, Sylvie & Mark Feldman Quartet: Birdies For Lulu

A new quartet from the long-standing collaboration of Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman, rounded out with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Billy Mintz, in a set of compositions that reference jazz and modern European/American composed music in superlative ways.
Squidco Pick

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Day & Taxi (Gallio / Jeger / Meier): Artists [2 CDs]

Balancing jazz and contemporary music, the Swiss trio of Christoph Gallio (saxes), Silvan Jeger (double bass) and David Meier (drums), continues the history of this touring band that started in 1989, here in their 8th release of excellent modern jazz.
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Dijkstra, Jorrit : Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland
(Driff Records)

A curious and remarkably enjoyable collection of works from Jorrit Dijkstra (sax, lyricon and electronics) in a quintet with Phillip Greenlief (reeds), Kyle Bruckman (double reeds & electronics), Frank Gratkowski (reeds), and Jon Raskin (sax & electronics).
Squidco Pick

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DNMF (Rutger Zuydervelt / Kokke / Rene Aquarius): DNMF [VINYL]
(Moving Furniture)

A collaborative release of Nijmegen's saxophone wielding grind duo of Rene Aquarius and Otto Kokke with sound artist Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt), tempering the duo's Ayleresque frenetic drive in response to Zuydervelt's long form drones.
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Ducret, Marc: Tower-Bridge [2 CDs]

Guitarist Marc Ducret completes his "Tower" series with a 12-piece ensemble including all musicians from the 4 Tower volumes, including Tim Berne, Tom Rainey, Matthias Mahler, &c. in 2 CDs of two concerts from their 2012 tour; innovative and astoundingly great modern jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus : From The Inside Of A Cloud

Recorded live, this collaboration of saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and drummer Samuel Rohrer with Vincent Courtois on cello, and Frank Mobus on guitar, blends jazz, rock, and chamber approaches in beautifully panoramic improvisation of subtle yet capricious intent.
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Farmers By Nature (Cleaver / Parker / Taborn): Love and Ghosts [2 CDs]
(Aum Fidelity)

The NY improvising musical collective trio of drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist William Parker, and pianist Craig Taborn in their 3rd release, presenting two complete concert meetings recorded in France during their inaugural tour of Europe.
Squidco Pick

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Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: [VINYL]
(Superior Viaduct)

Italy's Gruppo D'improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza is considered the first collective of experimental composers, releasing groundbreaking work from 1964-1980; this is the first reissue of their innovative 1973 album on the Italian label General Music.
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Guy, Barry New Orchestra: Amphi + Radio Rondo

Two major works from bassist Barry Guy using unique compositional strategies, written for a large ensemble that inclues Evan Parkers (sax), Hans Koch (bass clarinet), Herb Robertson (trumpet), Johannes Bauer (trombone), Paul Lytton & Raymond Strid (percussion).
Squidco Pick

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Heenan / Rodrigues / Frangenheim / Bymel: Berlin
(Creative Sources)

Six pieces for strings, wind and percussion, free improvisation using unusual and extended techniques from the quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Chris Heenan (alto saxophone, contrabass clarinet), Alexander Frangenheim (double bass),and Ofer Bymel (percussion).
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Jones, Darius & Matthew Shipp: The Darkseid Recital
(Aum Fidelity)

Taking their duo to the stage, saxophonist Darius Jones and pianist Matthew Shipp captured these inventive, passionate and technically superb duos performing live at three New York City engagements.
Squidco Pick

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Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet: Afterimage
(Driff Records)

A live recording made in April 2014 at Mike Reed's Constellation in Chicago of pianist Karayorgis Quintet with Dave Rempis (sax), Keefe Jackson (reeds), Nate McBride (bass) and Frank Rosaly (drums), bridging post-bop and avant jazz in sophisticated and lyrical ways.
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Lettow, Gunnar / Korhan Erel: Bad Falling Bostel
(Creative Sources)

Taking their name from the German Town Bad Fallingbostel, this album collects recordings from the 3 year collaboration of these two improvising sound artists: Gunnar Lettow on prepared bass guitar, electronics & objects; and Korhan Erel on computer & controllers.
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lll人 (Daichi Yoshikawa / Paul Abbott / Seymour Wright): Gjerhan

The trio of Daichi Yoshikawa (feedback), Paul Abbott (drums) and Seymour Wright (sax) in two 20 minute excerpts from two separate performances at Cafe OTO in 2013, bare exuberant and exhilarating free improvisation on the cutting edge.
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Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth: Intergalactic Beings
(For Practically)

Nicole Mitchell explores the work of African-American writer Octavia Butler in a science fiction concept of intergalactic integration, achieved through 9 detailed pieces that balance improvisation, composition and song in unique and sophisticated ways.
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Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth: Intergalactic Beings [VINYL 2 LPs]
(For Practically)

Vinyl 2-LP edition of the CD listed above.
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Olive, Tim / Anne-F Jacques : Dominion Mills
(845 Audio)

Anne-F Jacques performs on rotating devices, small electric motors which are modified, manipulated and amplified, and Tim Olive plays magnetic pickups, here recording 3 studio works of unusual and inspired improvisations.
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Rohrer, Samuel : Noreia

Swiss drummer Samuel Rohrer's quartet with Peter Herbert (acoustic bass), Skuli Sverrison (6-string baritone bass), and Claudio Puntin (bass clarinet & electronics) recalls ECM sensibilities in modern improvisation of great elegance and melodicism.
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Rohrer, Samuel / Max Loderbauer / Claudio Puntin : Ambiq

Berlin based Ambiq (Max Loderbauer (Buchla200e), Samuel Rohrer (drums, Kaos pad, electronics) and Claudio Puntin (clarinets, mallets, electronics)) create electro-acoustic soundscapes pitting unusual electronic voices against acoustic structures.
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Sepiasonic: Sepiasonic

The sepiasonic ensemble, originally created by Claudio Puntin, Insa Rudolph and Samuel Rohrer, documented here on Arjunamusic, improvisations, songs and soundscapes in a band that blends voice, 3 flutes, reeds, electronics and song in sublime ways.
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Sommer, Gunter Baby: Dedications

An album of solo percussion from authoritative European improvising percussionist Gunter "Baby" Sommer, 9 works of exhilarating rhythms performed on drums, tubular bells, hang, gongs, xylophone, an array of unusual percussion instruments, plus his voice.
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Squakk (Griener / Mahall / Roder / Thewes): Willisau & Berlin

Berlin's Squakk is the quartet of Michael Griener (drums), Rudi Mahall (bass clarinet, clarinet, baritone sax), Jan Roder (double bass), and Christof Thewes (trombone), performing free-bop that draws on jazz history transformed into the modern improvised language.
Squidco Pick

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Ton Trio II (Shelton / Brown / Vittum): On and On
(Singlespeed Music)

The Oakland-based Ton Trio II featuring Amram Shelton on alto saxophone, Scott Brown on bass, and Alex Vittum on drums, perform avant sophisticated jazz weaving through melody, rhythm, and texture while allowing for spacious improvisations.
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Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink): Play The Music of Steve Lacy Vol. 3, Live
(Driff Records)

Recorded during their 2014 tour, Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Pandelis Karayorgis (piano), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Mary Oliver (violin), Jason Roebke (bass) and Han Bennink (drums) recorded this new set of inspired Steve Lacy & Monks tunes primarily in Padova, Italy.
Squidco Pick

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Wright, Cory Outfit: Apples + Oranges
(Singlespeed Music)

Reedist Cory Wright's 5-piece Outfit from Oakland, CA, in an album featuring eight tracks of advanced compositions featuring remarkable improvising with Evan Francis (sax), Rob Ewing (trombone), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), and Jordan Glenn (drums).
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Alebeek, Rinus van: plays Luc Ferrari Cycles des Souvenirs

Rinus van Alebeek plays a CD copy of the late composer Luc Ferrari's "Cycles Des Souvenirs" in Luc Ferrari's house, while his widow Brunhild Ferrari reads the liner notes and Van Alebeek makes recording inside the house and its surroundings.
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Kahn, Jason: Noema [VINYL 2 LPs]

Exploring Kyoto through a series of 37 compositions organized from field recordings of everyday sound in the city made during Jason Kahn's 3 month stay in 2012, creating unique audio memories evoking and commenting on the structure of Kyoto's social spaces.
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Machinefabriek: Drum Solos [Black VINYL]

Rutger Zuydervelt takes the concept of a drum album into his organized sound world, making recordings of a drum kit struck, bowed and stroked, then slicing and dicing those recordings in the studio to create a Machinefabriek version of a solo drum album.
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Oliveros, Pauline: Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 [12 CD BOX][REPRESSED]
(Important Records)

Dense 12 disc collection of Pauline Oliveros' early and unreleased electronic work including her very first piece for tape made in 1961, with the majority of these pieces having never before been released.
Squidco Pick

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Phizmiz, Ergo: Play Robert Ashley "Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon"

Ergo Phizmiz reinterprets Robert Ashley's disturbing avant-classical work "Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon", in a group with Ergo Phizmiz (voice, piano), Lula (voice), Maciej Cieslak (guitar), Julia Zietek (violin), Alessandro Bosetti (laptop), & DJ Lenar (turntable).
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   Books & Magazines

Rod, Johannes: Free Jazz and Improvisation on Vinyl 1965-1985: A Guide to 60 Independent Labels [BOOK]
(Rune Grammofon)

Johannes Rod compiled this guide to independent labels and their releases of free jazz, improvisation and non-mainstream jazz released between 1965 and 1985, with 60 label discographies, 64 sleeve illustrations, and a foreword from Mats Gustafsson.
     Buy      $47.95          

Wire, The: #367 September 2014 [MAGAZINE]
(The Wire)

September 2014 issue of the UK's finest music magazine. On the cover: Dean Blunt; Plus David Rosenboom; The Primer: Pharoah Sanders; Cross Platform: Sarah Angliss; Invisible Jukebox: Justin Broadrick (Godflesh); Drew Mulholland; Catherine Lamb; Slackk; &c. &c.
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(Post Consumer)

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Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell):
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Jerman, Jeph:

Jerman, Jeph:
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Kuchen, Martin :
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Leandre, Joelle / Michael Duch:
(Live at) Gramolna

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(482 Music)

Morris, Joe / Chris Cretella:
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Nordwall, Joachim:

Noyes, Lee:
Truth In Opposition [CASSETTE]
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Nu Creative Methods:
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Rosenqvist, Dag / Rutger Zuydervelt:

Sealed Knot, The:
All Angels

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Cwymp Y Dwr Ar Ganol Dydd

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(Post Consumer)

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(Runningonair Music)

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Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands

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(Spring Garden Music)

Zuydervelt, Rutger:
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