At the end of this year Squidco will have been in business for 14 years. That's a lot of time to accumulate releases in our catalog, and also a lot of time for labels and distributors to come and go. If you walked through our warehouse you would find plenty of titles that came from those labels and distributors, and plenty of titles that were once very active but which have sat on our shelves for too long. This year we've been actively trying to reduce that part of our catalog, to make room for new releases from our current set of excellent artists, labels and distributors. To that end, we've put more than 500 titles on sale at our cost, letting you, an audio explorer, have a chance to hear these great releases at a great price. take a good look at this list of albums which also includes plenty of current artists and title from active labels, in formats including CD, LP, Cassette, Magazines and DVDs.
Listed prices are the discounted price. Sale ends Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 23:59 EST (GMT-5). While quantities last, sold out items will disappear from the sale. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.
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Pauline Oliveros / Roscoe Mitchell / John Tilbury / Wadada Leo Smith
The unexpected and open-minded quartet of Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tilbury and Wadada Leo Smith performing live in Italy at the Angelika Festival in 2011, presenting the three part improvised work "Nessuno"; delicate, virtuosic, rewarding music from 4 masters.
A limited edition release of guitarist Joe Morri's new NY-area aggressive improvising trio with younger players Dave Parmelle on drums and Chris Cretella on electric bass, shredding with awesome technical skill and intense harmonic and melodic force, really powerful stuff!
Live At The Rainbow Gallery '79
A great set of free bop oriented improvisations from Anthony Braxton in a great quintet with Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, George Lewis on trombone, Dave Holland on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums, recorded at Rainbow Gallery, in Minneapolis, Minnesota for broadcast.
Cage . Pisaro . Frey . Beuger
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Four works interpreted for accordion performed by Edwin Alexander Buchhol, including John Cage's "Cheap Imitation"; Michael Pisaro's "Here (2)"; Jurg Frey's "Sam Lazaro Bros." and Antoine Beuger's "die geschichte des sandkorns".
Huy (Junji / Kazuhisa / Yoshida)
The Japanese trio of Hirose Junji on tenor saxophone, Innocence label founder Uchihashi Kazuhisa on guitar, and Yoshida Tatsuya on drums, initiating Magaibutsu's "Improv Session Series" with this on-fire album of controlled chaos, recorded live at Foxhole in Kichijoji.
Perch Hen Brock & Rainy (Ab Baars / Ig Henneman / Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Raine)
Live @ The Jazz Happening Tampere
Crossing Netherland and New York players, Ab Baars on reeds, Ig Henneman on viola, Ingrid Laubrcok on sax and Tom Rainey on drums present an album of insightful improv that borrows approaches to sound from natural world, performed live at Tampere Jazz Happening, Finland in 2014.
Cortex (Johansson / Alberts / Hoyer / Nilssen)
Live in New York
Approaching the free side of 60s postbop in the Ornette Coleman vein, the Cortex quartet of Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Kristoffer Alberts (sax), Ola Hoyer (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums) are captured for a dynamic and captivating set at IBeam in Brooklyn in 2015.
The World Heritage (Yamamoto Seiichi / Katsui Yuji / Kido Natsuki / Nasuno Mitsuru / Yoshida Tatsuya)
The Land of Light
The Japanese improvising rock quintet The World Heritage--Yamamoto Seiichi, Katsui Yuji, Kido Natsuki, Nasuno Mitsuru, and Yoshida Tatsuya--with two guitars, violin, bass and drums, in a live recording of dynamic collective improvisation at Akihabara Goodman in 2013.
Hartmut Geerken And Chris Trent
Omniverse Sun Ra [BOOK]
Originally published in 1994, Hartmut Geerken and Chris Trent's comprehensive reference of Sun Ra includes a pictorial and annotated discography, essays and photo documents, photographs; this 2nd edition adds new photographs, photo documents, and essays.
String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Two works from composer Frey performed by Montreal's string ensemble Quatuor Bozzini: "String Quartet No. 3", a minimal work of colors, sensations, shadows, durations; and "Unhorbare Zeit" exploring durations without sound, or empty volumes, to achieve lucidity and transparency.
Frode Gjerstad / Jon Rune Strom / Paal Nilssen-Love
Steam In the Casa
A live recording from the Casa Del Popolo club in Montreal, Canada, named because Gjerstad was upset that Air Canada had messed up his sax in transit, which he played regardless; his frustration pushed him into an overwhelmingly amazing set of smoking free jazz!
Steve Swell Quintet (Swell / Moondoc / Burrell / W. Parker / Cleaver)
Soul Travelers [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
A great set of Downtown NY players led by trombonist Steve Swell, with Jemeel Moondoc on alto sax, Dave Burrell on piano, William Parker on double bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, a heartfelt and masterfully soulful album of excellent modern jazz in a limited LP.
Anthony Burr / Anthony Pateras
The Long Exhale
Beautifully slow drifting compositions for clarinet, ARP 2600, piano and prepared piano from the duo of Anthony Burr and Anthony Pateras, drawing on Cage and Feldman in these expansive and tranquil works that create beautiful and quietly exotic sound environments.
The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures [BOOK + 2 CDS]
A book and 2 CDs celebrating the 25th anniversary of this unusual and fascinating musical instrument designed and built by Hal Rammel, an artist's palette outfitted with a contact mic and vertically-mounted rods, played with a variety of uniquely designed bows and mallets.
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Composer Jurg Frey's 1988 work "String Quartet" realized by Nadia Francavilla, Clemens Merkel, Stephanie Bozzini and Isabelle Bozzini, exploring ideas of audibility: the moment when sound waves move in space and the air touches the body.
Ritual [VINYL 2 LPs + CD]
The incredible Fire! Orchestra in a 21-piece rendition performs in the studio for an ecstatic album of free improvisation and song, with an amazing lineup including Mats Gustafsson, Mette Rasmussen, Johan Berthling, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lotte Anker, &c. &c.
Drummer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit recorded this ecstatic, Brazilian influenced material in 2015 after a mammoth European and North-American tour, hours after their performance at the 2015 Oslo Jazzfestival with an extended line-up with Brazilian percussion players.
Michiyo Yagi / Lasse Marhaug / Paal Nilssen-Love
Japanese Koto virtuoso Michiyo Yagi joins the longstanding duo of drummer Paal-Nilssen-Love and electronics wizard Lasse Marhaug for a session of extended improvisations, driving the traditional Japanese instruments into non-idiomatic and percussive extremes.
Lucier . Wolff . Schlothauer . Frey
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Six compositions from Lucier, Wolff, Schlothauer, and Frey, exploring harmonic beats on the acoustic clarinet, deriving melody in unexpected ways; seeking static tones between sound and noise; and investigating melodic variations; inquisitive, thought-provoking, alluring work.
North Of North (Anthony Pateras / Scott Tinkler / Erkki Veltheim)
The Moment In and Of Itself
Drawing from Xenakian architextures, Carterian set theory, Carnatic music, sharp-edged pointillism & orchestrational symbiosis, pianist Anthony Pateras steps back from electronic music for chamber-oriented improvisations with trumpeter Scott Tinkler & voilinist Erkki Veltheim.
Kazuto Shimizu / Yoshida Tatsuya / Nasyuno Mitsuru
The Japanese improvising rock trio of Kazuto Shimizu on keyboards, Nasyuno Mitsuru on bass, and Yoshida Tatsuya on drums performing live at Club Goodman in Akihabara, Japan, 2016 for technically superb, fast paced, turn-on-a-dime, joyful prog-oriented playing.
David Sylvian (w/ Jan Bang, Otomo Yoshihide, Toshimaru Nakamura)
Playing The Schoolhouse
With contributions from Otomo Yoshihide and Toshimaru Nakamura, David Sylvian recorded this album for Mark Wastell after much discussion, creating an intense and mysterious album of organized concrete sound and field recordings based on an improvisation with Jan Bang.
As close to straight-ahead improvisation as you'll hear from audio explorer Mark Wastell, in an authoritative quartet of free improvisers, with both Olie Brice and Dominic Lash on double bass, Alan Wilkinson on alto sax, and Wastell himself on violoncello.
Ellery Eskelin Trio (w/ Gary Versace / Gerry Hemingway)
2015 recordings of tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin's trio with Gary Versace on organ and Gerry Hemingway on drums, an ebullient set live at the Jazz Festival in Willisau, Switzerland, sequencing Count Basie, Victor Young, Ernie Burnett, and Thelonious Monk tunes.
John Butcher / Michael Duch
A live recording at the Jazzfest Trondheim, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunst, in May 2015 from the freely improvising duo of John Butcher and contrabassist Michael Duch, a superb extended concert of incredible reed technique and concept anchored by Duch's flexible bass work.
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