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UPDATE
November 22, 2019

"If one accepts the definition of music as organized sound,
Does that then disqualify a field recording of the sea from having musicality?"
—Graham Lambkin


   Creative Artists

• Company (Bailey / Honsinger / Kondon / Toop/ Cooper / Lacy / &c)
• exclusiveOr
    (Evans/Wooley/Muncy/Olencki/Karre/Cimini/Young/Snyder/Pluta)
• Hands To (Jeph Jerman)
• Henry Cow
• Satoko Inoue
• Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis
• Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten
• Peter Lemer
• Made to Break
• Joe McPhee/Graham Lambkin/Charlie Mcphee/Oliver Lambkin
• David Myers Lee
• Brian Osborne
• Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Bobby Kapp
• Radical Empathy Trio
• Rodrigues/Senra/De Toni/Couto/Verdolini
• Toh-Kichi (Satoko Fujii/Tatsuya Yoshida)
• Torba (Mauro Diciocia)
• Fay Victor
• Chik White/Xuan Ye

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

Black Truffle
Carrier Records
Creative Sources
ESP
ESP-Disk
ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd
Fragment Factory
Heat Retention Records

    
Honest Jons Records
Libra
Northern Spy
Notice Recordings
pulsewidth
Recommended Records
Rune Grammofon
Trost Records

    

    

 

Squidco Used CD Sale

This weekend, from Thursday November 21st through Sunday, November 24th, all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 20% off their listed price!

View Our List of Used CDs

20% Discounts end Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 23:59 EST (GMT-4). Prices shown are discounted price. While quantities last, sold out items will disappear from the store. Customers must place orders using our shopping cart to receive discounted prices. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.





   Jazz & Improvisation

Company (Bailey / Honsinger / Kondon / Toop/ Cooper / Lacy / &c): 1981 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)


Derek Bailey's Company exploring free improvisation through a shifting and impressive lineup of performers, here in previously unreleased recordings with musicians including Derek Bailey, Tristan Honsinger, Christine Jeffrey, Toshinori Kondo, Charlie Morrow, David Toop, Maarten Altena, Georgie Born, Lindsay Cooper, Steve Lacy, Radu Malfatti and Jamie Muir.
   
     Buy      $31.95      Listen          

 
exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta): Modules
(Carrier Records)


The NY electronics duo exclusiveOr (Sam Pluta and Jeff Synder) join forces with the International Contemporary Ensemble and Architeuthis Walks on Land (Katherine Young and Amy Cimini) for this tour-de-force ensemble work, combining composed forms, electro-acoustic improvisation, noise, and lush harmonies, in a fascinatingly detailed album of creative musicianship.
   
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

 
exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta): Modules [VINYL]
(Carrier Records)


Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
   
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

 
Inoue, Satoko: Presents Jo Kondo's New Works For Piano
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)


The second album of piano works from Japanese composer Jo Kondo performed by pianist Satoko Inoue--a noted interpreter of solo works by Feldman, Ferrari, and Cage--here presenting all of Kondo's works for solo piano written from 2001 to 2012, alongside two early works from 1975, exploring a wealth of harmonic, rhythmic, and conceptual ideas from a diversity of projects.
   
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

 
Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis:
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)


The innovative string trio of Daniel Studer on double bass, Harald Kimmig on violin, and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello, develop focused environments of timbre, texture, dynamic and space, seemingly abstract yet incredibly concentrative and virtuosic interaction, here joined by Chicago trombonist and electronics artist George Lewis adding a 4th profound layer to their incredible conversation.
 
Squidco Pick

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Lemer, Peter: Son of Local Colour: Live at the Pizza Express, Soho
(ESP-Disk)


On the 50th anniversary of the recording of UK pianist Peter Lemer's '67 ESP album "Local Colour" he re-assembled the quintet for a reprisal at the London jazz club Pizza Express, replacing Nisar Khan with Alan Skidmore due to illness but retaining John Surman (sax), Tony Reeves (bass) and Jon Hiseman (drums), as they stretch out on the original recordings with a life's experience and insight.
 
Squidco Pick

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Made to Break: F4 Fake
(Trost Records)


This active quartet project brings together two Chicago players--drummer Tim Daisy and reedist Vandermark--with two European players--Christof Kurzmann on pooll & electronics, and Jasper Stadhouders on bass--in their 9th album, recording in the studio in Austria for an innovative album blurring the lines between fierce free jazz and inventive experimental ea-improv.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

 
Osborne, Brian: Decorous Novelties
(Heat Retention Records)


Using metal, glass, wood, and plastic, percussionist Brian Osborne (The Gate, Hatchers) offers twelve tracks of interweaving layers of simplicity and complexity, clarity and haze, many pieces initiating with deceptive simplicity and insinuating themselves in unique ways, all performed live in the studio and presented with no overdubs or affects.
   
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

 
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Bobby Kapp: Ineffable Joy
(ESP)


Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman's goal to release on the historical ESP label originated from the impression Gato Barbieri's 1967 ESP album left on him, here assembling ESP alumni, drummer Bobby Kapp, pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker (who made his recorded debut on ESP in 1973), in a lyrical album of advanced and impressive collective free jazz.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

 
Radical Empathy Trio: Reality and Other Imaginary Places
(ESP-Disk)


Recorded during Thollem's 2017 residency at Brooklyn's multi-discipline center Pioneer Works, the trio of Nels Cline on electric guitar and Michael Wimberly on drums apply treatments, alterations and processes to acoustic-electro improv, their unusual approach often inviting the listener to discover organization under a wonderful commotion of sound.
   
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

 
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Luis Senra / Gianna De Toni / Luis Couto / Biagio Verdolini: Prima Pratica
(Creative Sources)


A very open free improvisation of Portuguese musicians recording in Azores, PT from the quintet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Luis Senra on tenor saxophone, Gianna de Toni on double bass, Luis Couto on electric guitar, and Biagio Verdolini on homemade instruments, using space amid patiently evolving conversation with an overall acoustic feeling in three movements of "Dissonanze".
   
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
Toh-Kichi (Satoko Fujii / Tatsuya Yoshida): Baikamo
(Libra)


The duo of Japanese improvisers, pianist Satoko Fujii and drummer Tatsuya Yoshida, continue their collaborations which includes many albums with the Satoko Fujii Quartet, their duo "Erans" record on Tzadik, and the original "Toh-Kichi" album on Victo, here in a new studio album of intricate, energetic and ebullient improvised dialogs, named for the aquatic flower "Baikamo".
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Victor, Fay: Barn Songs
(Northern Spy)


With cellist Marika Hughes (2 Foot Yard, Anthony Braxton's Trillum) and saxophonist Darius Jones (Little Women, Darius Jones Trio), vocalist Fay Victor introduces her Fay Victor Chamber Trio, the open instrumental foundation highlighting Victor's expressive songs and insightful lyric content, developed with Victor and Jochem van Dijk; a great example of creative contemporary jazz song.
   
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

 




   Experimental/Electronic

Hands To (Jeph Jerman): Scrine
(Notice Recordings)


Sound explorer and composer Jeph Jerman created the 11 pieces on this release while living in the Knob Hill neighborhood of Colorado Springs, using unusual recording techniques he refers to as "guerrilla recordings" like tossing tape decks off buildings or putting them inside running clothes dryers, inching tape manually over the heads, exploiting creative field recordings, &c. &c.
   
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

 
McPhee, Joe / Graham Lambkin / Charlie Mcphee / Oliver Lambkin: Live in the Batcave [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)


A fly-on-the-wall hang out with virtual drinking buddies--saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee and his brother Charlie, and sound artist Graham Lambkin, who brought along his son Oliver--hanging at Charlie's in Poughkeepsie, NY, captured by an open mic as they tip back a few, play records, instruments, discussing life and music, and end in a singalong.
   
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

 
Myers, David Lee: Prototype Of The Veil
(pulsewidth)


David Lee Myers began creating feedback music in 1989, originally under the name Arcane Device, developing unique approaches to harnessing feedback between audio devices in ways their manufactures did not intend; since 2014 he has used a set of new devices that allow intense control and beauty through vibrational interactions, as heard in this, his 18th solo album of feedback music.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

 
Torba (Mauro Diciocia): Musique Inconcrete [VINYL]
(Fragment Factory)


Italian sound artist Mauro Diciocia presents the second installment in a trilogy of related recordings, informally named "Le Musiche", using field recordings from a variety of settings mostly around Salento in southern Italy, organizing his recordings to create auditory sketches in sound, telling abstract yet compelling stories that envelop the listener.
   
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

 
White, Chik / Xuan Ye: Breath Fractals
(Notice Recordings)


Chik White (Darcy Spidle of rural Nova Scotia) uses a jaw harp, and Xuan Ye (Toronto) uses voice, percussion and field recordings, in this series of rich, peculiar, startling and altogether satisfying recordings that investigate a variety of approaches to their instruments, taking them to the fringes but bringing the listener along with them; oddly entertaining.
   
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

 




   Rock/R.I.O./Prog

Henry Cow: The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow [17 CDs, 1 DVD, 250pg Book]
(Recommended Records)


The ultimate Henry Cow collection bringing together all of the 40th anniversary releases of this influential and innovative band, with all the remastered studio CDs, live CDs, Bonus CD, DVDs and booklets from each prior box, plus an additional 60 page booklet of band commentaries, pictures and other documents prepared specifically for this release, all in a sturdy & handsome box.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $89.95      Listen          

 
Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Q
(Rune Grammofon)


Bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (The Thing) and Stale Storlokken (Elephant9, Supersilent, Terje Rypdal) join the Nordic Krokofant trio of Axel Skalstad on drums & vibraphone, Tom Hasslan on guitar, and Jorgen Mathisen on saxophone for the band's 3rd album, performing the 4-part work "Q", an intense and sophisticated album of complex and passionate instrumental rock.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.45      Listen          

 
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Karl Berger / Jason Kao Hwang:
Conjure
(True Sound Recordings)


Steve Dalachinsky / The Snobs:
Massive Liquidity
(Bam Balam Records)


Anil Eraslan / Antonis Anissegos :
Dark Matters
(Creative Sources)


Guro Johansen Gravem / Sergio Castrillon:
Ekelyveien 10
(Creative Sources)


Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Quebec :
Musique-Politique Anthologie 1971/1974 [4 CDS]
(Tour de Bras)


Louis Moholo Octet:
Spirits Rejoice! [VINYL]
(Otoroku)


Tatsuya Nakatani :
Rock Garden Extended [CASSETTE]
(Nakatani-Kobo)


Etienne Nillesen / Nicola Hein / Magda Mayas / Eve Risser / Marta Warelis:
Piano Trialogues
(Creative Sources)


Octopus:
Cyanea
(Creative Sources)


Paraskevopoulos, Villy / Uli Winter / Fredi Proll:
Live at artacts `19 / St. Johann
(Creative Sources)


Ernesto Rodrigues / Denis Sorokin / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Loneliness In Saint-Petersburg
(Creative Sources)


Ernesto Rodrigues / Olaf Rupp / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Man Is Wolf To Man
(Creative Sources)


Ernesto Rodrigues / Yu Lin Humm / Philippe Trovao / Pedro Frazao / Andre Hencleeday / Ryoko Imai :
Percolation
(Creative Sources)


Udo Schindler / Masako Ohta :
Kaiyushiki Teien
(Creative Sources)


Marie Takahashi / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hui-Chun Lin :
Double X Double
(Creative Sources)


Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Tony Orrell:
BleySchool [VINYL]
(577)


Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Mare Tranquillitatis
(Creative Sources)


VocColours / Yoichiro Kita:
Live in Japan
(Creative Sources)


Ed Williams:
Solos
(Creative Sources)



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