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For the Halloween Weekend, we've reduced the price on more than 30 great vinyl releases, a selection of LPs and 7" records, ON SALE at 20% off their regular price! This includes items from some of our favorite labels, including NoBusiness, Trost, Utech, Recommended Records, Dancing Wayang, Roaratorio, Edition Rz, JVTLandt, &c. In addition, if you buy 5 or more sale items, take an additional 10% off your order at checkout time!
Sale orders must use our shopping cart, sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points. Additional discounts applied at checkout time. Sale ends Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 23:59 EST (GMT-5)
Mostly Other People Do The Killing
(Hot Cup Records)
New York's brilliant band takes on Miles Davis' classic "Kind of Blue" in a note-for-note recreation, a head-scratching anomaly that is as close to performing a perfect replica as is imaginable.
Jeremiah Cymerman / Evan Parker / Nate Wooley
World of Objects
The trio of Evan Parker on tenor & soprano sax, Jeremiah Cymerman on clarinet & electronics, and Nate Wooley on trumpet, performing live at The Stone, NYC in 2013 in a remarkable concert intensified by Cymerman's studio processing to emphasize aspects of the performance.
Evan Parker & Sylvie Courvoisier
Either Or And
A powerful duo recorded in the studio after their 2013 performance at The Stone in NYC from NY pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and UK saxophonist Evan Parker, with extraordinary playing over eight pieces presenting an inspired range of technical and impressionistic styles.
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
Joe Morris wrote this book to discuss aspects of free music, including responses to his questionnaire written by Joe McPhee, William Parker, Jamie Saft, Ken Vandermark, Marilyn Crispell, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, Matthew Shipp, &c.
Wadada Smith Leo
The Great Lakes Suites [2 CDs]
Outstanding compositions and performances on a 2 disc set from trumpeter Leo Smith, each piece dedicated to one of the US Great Lakes, with multi-wind player Henry Threadgill, bassist John Lindberg, and drummer Jack DeJohnette, a milestone in a superlative career!
Matana Roberts / Sam Shalabi / Nicolas Caloia
(Tour de Bras)
A meeting beween two major musicans from the Montreal scene--Sam Shalabi (Shalabi Effect) and Nicolas Caloia (Ratchet Orchestra) and American saxophonist Matana Roberts (Coin Coin)--for a drumless trio uniquely balancing free and melodic styles in masterful ways.
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
Black Is Back - 40th Anniversary Project
Percussionist Kahil El' Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Ernest Khabeer Dawkins on saxophone and Corey Wilkes on trumpet, referencing the history of jazz in contemporary settings, with superb rhythmic textures and excellent soloing.
Joshua Abrams (Town & Country, Matana Roberts & Chad Taylor, &c) in an infectious groove-based album built around the guimbri, a 3-stringed animal hide bass used by the Gnawa of North Africa, with a bonus 20 minutes of material not included in the LP.
Acid Mothers Temple SWR
Yes, No & Perhaps
Acid Mother Temple SWR merge's AMT's Kawabata Kakoto (guitar, voice,) and Tsuyama Atsushi (bass, vocals, sax) with Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, &c), here in their 6th release, crazy prog-oriented rock of indescribable insanity and skill!
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Oliv & Familie (1968-9)
Reissuing the 3rd release from drummer John Steven's Spontaneous Music Ensemble with 31 minutes of previously unissued material, with participants including Derek Bailey, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Dave Holland, Maggie Nichols, Trevor Watts, Johnny Dyani, &c &c.
Cycles (1976-80) [2 CDs]
Solo saxophone performances of three of Steve Lacy's cycles--"Shots", "Sands", and "Hedges"--recorded in concert and in the studio in the late 70's and 1980, with the majority of the material previously unreleased; thoughtful, technical, lyrical, astounding music from a true master!
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.
Earl Cross / Muhammad Ali / Rashied Al Akbar / Idris Ackamoor
Ascent Of The Nether Creatures [VINYL]
Previously unreleased material from the quartet of trumpeter Earl Cross, saxophonist Idris Ackamoor, bassist Rashied Al Akbar, and drummer Muhammad Ali, performing live in The Netherlands in 1980, for five smoking examples of free jazz.
Frank Gratkowski / Hamid Drake
Live In New Orleans
Live recordings from the duo of saxophonist Frank Gratkowski and drummer Hamid Drake performing in New Orleans in 2009; amazing and far-ranging dialog from two masters.
Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit
For the Blue Notes
Ogun marks their 40th anniversary by releasing this superb album from drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo's Unit as an octet including Alexander Hawkins on piano, John Edwards on bass, and Jason Yarde on saxes, performing a heartfelt tribute to The Blue Notes live in Italy.
Venice [VINYL 2 LPs]
Special 10th anniversary edition of Fennesz' classic "Venice" album from 2004 recorded with David Sylvian on vocals and Burkhard Stangl on guitar, presented in a gatefold double LP release.
Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit
Erta Ale [3 CD BOX SET]
Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit of some of Norway's brightest young improvisers in a solid 3-CD box set recorded live during their 2014 tour, performing Nilssen-Love's compositions that focus on interaction, free improvisation, sound, dynamics and energy.
Decoy with Joe Mcphee
Spontaneous Combustion [2 CDs]
A 2 CD issue of the 2013 LP with 78 additional minutes, from the two day residency at UK's Cafe Oto of Decoy (bassist John Edwards, Alexander Hawkins on Hammond B3, and drummer Steve Nobles) with special guest Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet and alto sax.
RED trio & Mattias Stahl
North And Red Stream
RED trio (Rodrigo Pinheiro-piano; Hernani Faustino-doublebass; Gabriel Ferrandini-drums) meet Swedish vibraphonist Mattias Stahl for a live concert at the VDU Jazz Festival Kaunas in 2013, performing a mix of intricate interactions and subtle improvisation with space and restraint.
Joachim Badenhorst / John Butcher / Paul Lytton
Belgian multi-reedist Joachim Badenhorst organized this trio with saxophonist John Butcher & percussionist Paul Lytton as part of a series of concerts in his home town, where they recorded this album, an impressive suite of extended techniques and intense dialog.
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