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     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
October 1, 2015
"Just keep in mind your objective and everything will be cool.
This is the concept I apply to my work." -Joe McPhee

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

God Records
Herbal International
Inner Artist

Pi Recordings
Relative Pitch
Umlaut Records

      Creative Artists

• Albatre
• Barry Altschul
     3dom Factor
• Astrid
• Michael Bisio
     (w/Kirk Knuffke,
     Art Bailey &
     Michael Wimberly)
• Eugene Chadbourne
• Lindsay Cooper/
     Fred Frith/
     Gianni Gebbia/
     Lars Hollmer
• Dead Neanderthals
• Chris Dingman
• Devin DiSanto/
     Nick Hoffman
• Liberty Ellman Sextet
• Ercklentz/
• Milford Graves/
     Bill Laswell
• Devin Gray
     (w/ Kris Davis/
     Chris Tordini/
     Chris Speed)
• Mikko Innanen/
     William Parker/
     Andrew Cyrille


• Joe McPhee/
     Paal Nilssen-Love
• Alfredo Monteiro Costa
• Olavi Trio (Hauta/
• Kevin Parks/
     Vanessa Rossetto
• Leah Paul
• Peeping Tom (Dorner/
• Ivo Perelman/
     Karl Berger
• Ivo Perelman/
     Mat Maneri/
     Joe Morris
• Ivo Perelman/
     Matthew Shipp
• Dave Phillips/
     Hiroshi Hasegawa
• Polwechsel
• Rydberg
     (Werner Dafeldecker/
     Nicolas Bussmann)
• Sean Sonderegger's
     Magically Inclined
     (feat Areni Agbabian)

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   Jazz & Improvisation

Altschul, Barry 3dom Factor: Tales Of The Unforseen

Sophisticated free improv from percussionist Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor trio of frequent collaborator Joe Fonda on bass and Mostly Other People Do the Killing's saxophonist Jon Irabagon, presenting new compositions plus an Annette Peacock piece and a little Monk.
Squidco Pick

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Bisio, Michael (w/Kirk Knuffke, Art Bailey & Michael Wimberly): Accortet
(Relative Pitch)

Chronicling 30+ years of New York bassist Michael Bisio's life as a composer in song form and otherwise, in a quartet with Art Bailey on accordion, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, and Michael Wimberly on drums, balancing freedom and swing in a euphorically compelling album.
Squidco Pick

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Chadbourne, Eugene : Eddie Chatterbox: The Sound Of Genius

Doc Chad's mysterious Eddie Chatterbox project, presenting tributes to master musicians he's had the opportunity to work with, this album including music from drummer Ed Cassidy, saxophonist Walter Malli, drummer Sunny Murray, bassist Peter Kowald, and throughout, guitarist Derek Bailey.
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Chadbourne, Eugene: DOCHADEMONIC "hate"

One of 2 "love"/"hate" releases collecting creative improvisations, narrative & songs with guests including Charles Tyler, Waren Smith, Rogier Smal, Earl Poole Ball, Redd Volkaert, and Ernie Durawa, recorded in studio and live in Greensboro, New York City, Amsterdam & Austin.
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Chadbourne, Eugene: DOCHADEMONIC "love"

The companion set to Doc Chad's DOCHADEMONIC "hate" CD, with Chad on guitars, banjos, vocals, highly modified duck call, and a host of other instruments, with collaborators including Charles Tyler, Grimsley High School Stage Band, Walter Malli, Ernie Durawa, Walter Daniels &c.
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Cooper, Lindsay / Fred Frith / Gianni Gebbia / Lars Hollmer: Angels On The Edge Of Time

A superb concert recorded in 1992 at the Angelica Festival Internazionale di Musica in Bologna from a quartet of Rock in Opposition luminaries Lindsay Cooper & Fred Frith (Henry Cow), Lars Hollmer (Samla Mamas), and free improvising saxophonist Gianni Gebbia.
Squidco Pick

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Dead Neanderthals: Worship The Sun
(Relative Pitch)

Intense free improvisation recorded in the studio from the Netherlands duo of Rene Aquarius on drums and Otto Kokke on saxophone, in an ever-shifting display of technical prowess and twisted approaches to playing, a controlled grindcore of cathartic jazz.
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Dingman, Chris: The Subliminal and the Sublime
(Inner Artist)

A sublime five-part suite commissioned by Chamber Music America, performed by Loren Stillman (sax), Fabian Almazan (piano), Ryan Ferreira (guitar), Linda Oh (bass), and Justin Brown drums), exploring the subliminal patterns hidden below apparent reality.
Squidco Pick

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Ellman, Liberty Sextet: Radiate
(Pi Recordings)

Guitarist Liberty Ellman leads a sextet with Steve Lehman (alto sax), Jose Davila (tuba), Stephan Crump (bass), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) and Damon Reid (drums) in a diverse collection of eight original compositions of energetic, lyrical and informed NY jazz.
Squidco Pick

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Ercklentz / Neumann : LAlienation
(Herbal International)

Lowercase free improvisation from the duo of Sabine Ercklentz and Andrea Neumann performing on trumpet and a specially designed amplified piano frame, recording 5 detailed and mysteriously constructed works using space and structure in intriguing sound work.
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Graves, Milford / Bill Laswell: Space/Time ~ Redemption

Five extended improvisations from New York collaborators, legendary drummer and percussionist Milford Graves and bassist Bil Laswell, who have worked together for several years developing a uniquely active yet dream-like, deeply rhythmic sound world.
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Gray, Devin (w/ Kris Davis / Chris Tordini / Chris Speed): RelativE ResonancE

Excellent NY jazz from drummer/composer Devin Gray's superb quartet with Kris Davis on piano, Chris Speed on reeds, and Chris Tordini on double bass, in 8 compositions that are as enjoyable lyrically as it is following the structures, twists and turns of each piece.
Squidco Pick

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Innanen, Mikko / William Parker / Andrew Cyrille: Song For A New Decade [2 CDs]

A 2-CD release from the impressive trio of Finnish saxophonist Mikko Innanen and legendary US improvisers bassist William Parker, and drummer Andrew Cyrille, presenting one studio disc of Innanen compositions recorded in 2010, and a live CD from IBEAM Brooklyn in 2012.
Squidco Pick

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McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen-Love: Candy [7 CDs]

Working together since 2000, and performing as a duo since 2007, this solid 7 CD box set presents free improvising saxophone and pocket trumpet legend Joe McPhee with Europe's most amazing drummer, Paal Nilssen-Love, in live sets from 2007-2014 recorded around the world.
Squidco Pick

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Olavi Trio (Hauta / Hongisto / Louhivuori): Oh, La Vie!

A trio of Finnish free improvisers--Jari Olavi Hongisto on trombone, Teppo Olavi Hauta on double bass, and Niilo Olavi Louhivuori on drums, with all 3 handling percussion, for 12 spontanously composed studio works of open and equalitarian trio improvisation.
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Peeping Tom (Dorner / Badaroux / Grip / Gerbal): Four Girls
(Umlaut Records)

Presenting four of Europe's most active free improvisers, Peeping Tom uses the language of jazz--bop, free, swing--alongside modern improvisational approaches and unusual/extended techniques to make sophisticated yet accessible music that surprises and captivates.
Squidco Pick

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Perelman, Ivo / Karl Berger: Reverie

Celebrating Ivo Perelman's 25th anniversary as a recording artist in a duo with legendary vibist Karl Berger (here on piano) for a special recording brimming with lyricism and a unique mix of virtuosity, wild abandon and romance.
Squidco Pick

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Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Joe Morris: Counterpoint

The trio of Joe Morris on guitar and Mat Maneri on viola, with Ivo Perelman taking the tenor saxophone taking the place of the late Joe Maneri from their long-standing trio association, in an album of superb chamber jazz focusing on unusual compositional structures.
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Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Callas [2 CDs]

A collection of performances by tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp, each piece named for characters from arias sung by Greek opera vocalist Maria Callas, 16 lyrical free improvisations as Perelman evokes Callas' distinctive voice.
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Polwechsel: Untitled (No.7) [VINYL]
(God Records)

This Polweschel quartet explores the borders between structured compositions and improvisation, with two percussionist (Burkhard Beins and Martin Brandlmayr) and two strings players (Werner Dafeldecker and Michael Moser), in an exceptional display of tension and dynamics.
Squidco Pick

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Sonderegger's, Sean Magically Inclined (feat Areni Agbabian): Eat The Air

NY saxophonist Sean Sonderegger's Magically Inclined, made up of musicians that he performed alongside in Butch Morris' ensembles, in an album of melodic works including highly composed music and collective free improvisation, graced with the voice of Areni Agbabian.
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Astrid: The West Lighthouse Is Not So Far

The French Astrid quartet in their 4th album, where the titles of pieces are based on lighthouses' names, the band creating impressively ambient soundscapes filled with rich detail and lush, languid orchestration of guitar, violin, reeds, synths, harmoniums, &c.
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DiSanto, Devin / Nick Hoffman: Three Exercises

A self-aware release presenting 3 exercises exploring the relationship between performer and audience, DiSanto & Hoffman recorded and reworked these pieces from live performance, including introductions and explanations, using sound created from common objects and stochastic synthesis.
Squidco Pick

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Monteiro, Alfredo Costa : Um Em Um

An unusual release from the accordion, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, placed microphones in a way to enhance the harmonics and all the particularities of every sound, layering slowly moving tones and their harmonic interaction, allowing unexpected details to emerge.
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Parks, Kevin / Vanessa Rossetto: Severe Liberties

Balancing detached and decontextualized sound with melodic moments, the New York duo of Kevin Parks and Vanessa Rossetto construct 3 large works of sound, journeys that take the listener in and out of the process with concrete, studio, and inexplicable sound.
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Phillips, Dave / Hiroshi Hasegawa: Insect Apocalypse

A duo from Dave Phillips and Hirsohi Hasegawa, where Phillips' field recordings are filtered and effected by Hasegawa, creating an intense mixture of apocalyptic insect environments and inexplicable sound, slowly unfolding and captivating at high volume.
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Rydberg (Werner Dafeldecker / Nicolas Bussmann): Rydberg

Rydberg was a Swedish physicist with a moon crater named after him, here celebrated by the the duo of Nicholas Bussmann (sampler, electronics) and Werner Dafeldecker (function generator, electronics) in an album blending ambient electronics and muted, guiding rhythms.
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Albatre: Nagual [VINYL]

Hailing from Rotterdam's rich underground scene, the trio of Hugo Costa on alto sax, Goncalo Aleida on bass, and Philipp Ernsting on drums, with all 3 doubling on electronics, in a dramatic and energetic album bledning free jazz, improv, metal, and punk music.
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Chadbourne, Eugene: The 13 Society

A great collection of original Doc Chad songs and cover versions, including songs by Yusef Islam, Lowell George, Country Joe McDonald, Marty Balin, Terry Kirkman, and Don Van Vliet, performed solo and on guitar, banjo, dobro, turntables & cassettes, with Rogier Smal on drums.
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Paul, Leah: Trenza

Flutist Leah Paul presents two engaging compositions in multiple movements, performed with a chamber ensemble of Chris Speed (reeds), Rob Jost (french horn), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Peter Sachon (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Ben Kono (oboe) and Michel Gentile (flute).
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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 always see the latest new releases by checking our Just In Stock Section.

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