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UPDATE
December 1, 2017

"The world thinks that music is a commercial commodity.
I'm glad that is not my code."
—Sun Ra

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

Banned Productions
Corbett vs. Dempsey
Creative Sources
Edition Rz
erstwhile

    
Evil Clown
Intakt
Marginal Frequency
Nuscope
Soul What Records

 
      Creative Artists
    
• Boneshaker (Mars Williams/Paal Nilssen-Love/ Kent Kessler)
• John Cage
• Eugene Chadbourne
• Jurg Frey
• Jon Irabagon / Joe Fiedler / Todd Neufeld
• Leap of Faith Orchestra
• Lisbon String Trio with Etienne Brunet
• Lisbon String Trio with Luiz Rocha
• Joe McPhee
• Michael Pisaro / Samuel Dunscombe / Steven Andrew Flato /
  Wen Liu / Celeste Oram / Johannes Regnier
• Steve Roden
• Elliott Sharp / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot
• Sun Ra
• Un Coup de Des (Barriere/Sainz)
• Mars Williams presents
  (with Berman/Lonberg-Holdm/Baker/Kessler/Sandstrom/Hunt)



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   Jazz & Improvisation

Boneshaker (Mars Williams / Paal Nilssen-Love / Kent Kessler): Unusual Words
(Soul What Records)


A CD intended to sell at concerts from Mars Williams' own Soul What Records label, a studio recording in 2012 from the powerhouse trio of Chicago multi-reedist Mars Williams, in-demand Norwegian drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, and Chicago bassist Kent Kessler, running the gamut from furious blowing to introspective interaction.
   
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Chadbourne, Eugene : The Lost Eddie Chatterbox Session [2017 REISSUE]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)


Reissuing free improvising guitarist Eugene Chadbourne's 1977, San Francisco recording of compositions by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman, plus a few standards and originals, captured on an ailing quarter-track tape deck, but saved for the force of his playing, here restored, corrected, and remastered.
   
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Irabagon, Jon / Joe Fiedler / Todd Neufeld: In Formation Network
(Nuscope)


Saxophonist Jon Irabagon, trombonist Joe Fiedler, and guitarist Todd Neufeld met in April, 2017 in Mount Vernon at the Oktaven Audio studio to record these nine varied compositions, presenting a unifying trio sound and identity that reflects Chicago's Giuffre trio, but with a unique collective attitude as the trio employs a varied set of compositional strategies.
   
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Leap of Faith Orchestra: The Expanding Universe
(Evil Clown)


The Leap of Faith Orchestra is a large improvisation ensemble comprised of 5 sub-units--Leap of Faith, Metal Chaos Ensemble, String Theory, Turbulence, and the New Language Collaborative--all assembled here for a massive and far-ranging experience, scored with time indices and English language descriptions by leader David Peck; dense and spectacular.
 
Squidco Pick

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Lisbon String Trio / Etienne Brunet: Telepathie
(Creative Sources)


Portugal's Lisbon String Trio with Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on double bass, in a series of releases adding one additional improviser, here joined by Etienne Brunet on soprano saxophone, for two extended improvisations of active counterpoint and beautiful open sections, an excellent and rousing collaboration.
   
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Lisbon String Trio / Luiz Rocha: Akuanduba
(Creative Sources)


The 4th collaboration for Portugal's Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on double bass, with Brazilian clarinetist based in Barcelona Luiz Rocha, all captured live at Casa dos Bicos, Fundacao Jose Saramago, in Lisbon in 2017 for free improvisation that maintains a calm center amidst seething and commanding playing.
   
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McPhee, Joe: The Willisau Concert
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)


Recorded in 1975 at the Swiss Willisau Jazz Festival, Joe McPhee's trio with John Synder on synth and Makaya Ntshoko on drums, and McPhee on tenor and sopranox sax, was Hat Hut's 2nd release and has been out of print since; Corbett vs. Dempsey asked McPhee what unavailable album he'd like to see back in print, and this suberb album was his first choice.
   
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Sharp, Elliott / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot: ERR Guitar
(Intakt)


Elliott Sharp's New York Studio zOaR was the meeting place for three New York guitarists--Sharp himself, Mary Halvorson, and Marc Ribot--who find common ground by blending a variety of approaches to the instrument in 12 excellent and generally succinct collective improvisations, stretching, bending, plucking and inexplicably effecting their guitars.
 
Squidco Pick

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Sun Ra: Discipline 27-II [2017 REMASTER]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)


The 2nd volume in Sun Ra's "Discipline" series was recorded during the same sessions as 1972's Impulse release "Space Is the Place", with Sun Ra on electronic keyboards and Moog, and a large band including Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny Davis, Akh Tal Ebah, June Tyson, &c.
   
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Un Coup de Des (Barriere / Sainz): Volcan Evaporado
(Creative Sources)


Two women in a duo of voice and amplified objects, Lali Barrier using a variety of devices that are clearly micro-amplifed and mixed in performance, as Marta Sainz intones vocal sounds, never speaking but creating innuendo and drama at a cautious pace, allowing Barrier's objects to interact, creating an unusual sonic environment of unpredictable and interesting discourse.
   
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Williams, Mars presents (w/ Berman / Lonberg-Holdm / Baker / Kessler / Sandstrom / Hunt): An Ayler Xmas: The Music of Albert Ayler & Songs of Christmas
(Soul What Records)


Chicago saxophonist Mars Williams directs his Albert Ayler tribute band, Witches and Devils, to merge Ayler-esque compositions with Christmas songs, performed by Josh Berman (cornet) Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Jim Baker (keys, viola), Kent Kessler (bass), Brian Sandstrom (bass, guitar, trumpet); an unexpected and welcome present for your free jazz festivities!
 
Squidco Pick

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   Experimental/Electronic

Roden, Steve : Between Yellow And White On One Side. Between Blue And Black On The Other
(Banned Productions)


Part of a trilogy of cassette-related works that began with a piece sound artist Steve Roden created for an online exhibition for ICA London in early 2012, these two works were composed from 1983-84 recordings Roden made in his bedroom, recorded at double speed and here playing at half speed, half in reverse, which were organized into these two compositions.
   
     Buy      $5.95      Listen          

 




   Compositional

Cage, John: Klang der Wandlungen [3 CDs]
(Edition Rz)


An impressive triple-CD box with recordings of some late works by John Cage, including "Seventy-Four for Orchestra, 1992", "103 for Orchestra, 1991, part 1 & 2", In a Landscape fur Harfe", "Postcard From Heaven fur Eine Bis Zwanzig Harfen", and some of "The Harmony of Maine"; includes a 32 page booklet with photos and liner notes by Jakob Ullmann.
 
Squidco Pick

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Frey, Jurg: L'ame Est Sans Retenue I [5 CDs]
(erstwhile)


A massive work from composer Jurg Frey focused on the dynamic relationship between sound and silence, and how it can affect our perception of the silence in a frame of space and time, using environmental sounds of field recordings and silence to create a massive work over six hours, modifying pitch, rhythm, dynamics, texture, and overtone, here properly released on 5 CDs.
   
     Buy      $46.95      Listen          

 
Pisaro, Michael / Samuel Dunscombe / Steven Andrew Flato / Wen Liu / Celeste Oram / Johannes Regnier: Organ For The Senses
(Marginal Frequency)


San Diego's Parkeology director Kate Clark and composer Samuel Dunscombe organized this concert to take advantage of the Balboa Park's Spreckels Organ, inviting local and regional experimental composers to develop works for the 5,017 pipe instrument, attracting artists like Michael Pisaro, Samuel Dunscombe, Steven Andrew Flato, Wen Liu, &c.
   
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

 
 


Relative Pitch Weekly Sale!

From Thursday, November 30 - Thursday, December 7, 2017
Squidco & Relative Pitch are offering

Tomas Fujiwara Trio: Variable Bets
for just $9.95 - save $4 (regular price $13.95)

Tomas Fujiwara Trio: Variable Bets (Relative Pitch)

Merging different sub-genre of NYC's rich jazz and creative music scene, drummer Tomas Fujiwara's trio with Brandon Seabrook on guitar and Ralph Alessi on trumpet furtively builds into a free jazz album of contrasting dynamics and superb playing.





Orders with Tomas Fujiwara Trio: Variable Bets will ship around December 14, 2017

 
 


Mopomoso Tour 2013 Box Set Sale!
$36.95 - save $8 (regular price $44.95)

Parker, Evan / Pat Thomas / John Russell / John Edwards / Alex Ward / Alison Blunt / Benedict Taylor / David Leahy / Kay Grant:

Mopomoso Tour 2013 | Making Rooms
[4 CD BOX SET]
(Weekertoft)

An excellent 4-CD set from a UK tour of the long-running London monthly concert series Mopomoso, featuring improvisations from various grouping of John Russell, Evan Parker, John Edwards, David Leahy, Pat Thomas, Alison Blunt, Benedict Taylor, Kay Grant & Alex Ward.



 
 



Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015 Sale!

$14.95 - save $5 (regular price $19.95)

Anthony Davis / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah:

Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015

[VINYL LP with DOWNLOAD]
(Western Front New Music)

Four innovative and creative pianists performing solo at the Western Front between 1985 and 2015--Anthony Davis, Paul Plimley, Al Neil, John Kameel Farah--compiled on this extraordinary LP, the 2nd essential archive from one of Canada's most important performance spaces.



 
 


Ras Moshe Quartet: Transcendence Sale!
$8.95 - save $4 (regular price $12.95) Moshe Quartet, Ras:
Transcendence
(KMB Jazz)

New York City wind player Ras Moshe's studio release with six original compositions performed with Rashid Bakr, Shayna Dulberger and Dave Ross.



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Jim Black:
Malamute
(Intakt)

Brume:
Fractisum
(Banned Productions)

Xavier Charles / Michel F Cote / Franz Hautzinger / Philippe Lauzier / Eric Normand:
Torche!
(Tour de Bras)

Joda Clement / Mathieu Ruhlmann:
Kindred
(Marginal Frequency)

Stephen Cornford :
Battery Acid
(Banned Productions)

Die Enttauschung (Axel Dorner / Michael Griener / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder):
Lavaman
(Intakt)

Fraufraulein:
Heavy Objects [CASSETTE]
(Marginal Frequency)

Barry Guy:
The Blue Shroud
(Intakt)

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

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

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

Magda Mayas / Pierre-Yves Martel / Eric Normand:
Boule-spiel
(Tour de Bras)

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

Tom Rainey Obbligato:
Float Upstream
(Intakt)

Tom Rainey Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson):
Hotel Grief
(Intakt)

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

Edward Sol / Alpha Crucis:
Excessive Weight
(Banned Productions)

String Theory:
Heptaphonies
(Creative Sources)

Aki Takase / Paul Ayumi :
Hotel Zauberberg
(Intakt)

Trio 3 (Lake / Workman / Cyrille):
Visiting Texture
(Intakt)

Wasteland Jazz Unit:
Attuned To Ruin
(Banned Productions)

Jason Zeh :
A Series Of Objects
(Banned Productions)

 
 
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