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UPDATE
July 20, 2018

"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change,
and not the political legislators
who implement change after the fact."
—William S. Burroughs

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

Clean Feed
Creative Sources
FMR
Jaki Records
Mikroton Recordings

    
Nakatani-Kobo
Out and Gone Music
Palilalia
Shhpuma
Tour de Bras

      Creative Artists
    
• Dave Ballou / Beephonk
• Beaudoin-de-la-Sablonniere/Normand/Hamel
• Carlos Bica & Azul (feat. Frank Mobus/Jim Black)
• Michel Bonneau/John Heward/Scott Thomson
• Brinicle (McCormick/Bjorgo/Antalova)
• Celano/Badenhorst/Baggiani
• Chrome Hill
• Mario Costa (w/ Marc Ducret/Beniot Delbecq)
• Mia Dyberg Trio
• Dystil (Qu/Mayes/Ballyk)
• The Holy Mountain
• J@K@L (Keefe Jackson/Julian Kirshner/ Fred Lonberg-Holm)
• LFU (Lisbon Freedom Unit)
• Nakatani Gong Orchestra
• New Thing Unit
• Jerome Noetinger/SEC_
• Bill Orcutt
• Polyorchard
• Simon Rose/Philippe Lemoine
• Schnell (Borel/Borghini/Lillinger)
• Giles Thornton Jazz Orchestra



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   Jazz & Improvisation

Ballou, Dave / Beephonk: The Windup
(Clean Feed)


The Baltimore area quartet of Dave Ballou on trumpet, Anthony Pirog on guitar, Adam Hopkins on double bass, and Mike Kuhl on drums, met in 2011 at Baltimore's Windup Space where Adam Hopkins organized weekly concerts through the Out Of Your Head Collective; finding common ground they took the name BeepHonk, this being their first album, appropriately recorded live.
   
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Beaudoin-de-la-Sablonniere, Louis / Eric Normand / Louis-Vincent Hamel: Brulez les Meubles
(Tour de Bras)


Seeking to extend the guitar trio into new and unique territory, the Quebec trio of Eric Normand on electric bass, Louis Beaudoin-de-la-Sablonniere on electric guitar, and Louis-Vincent Hamel on drums, reference performers like Jim Hall, Sonny Sharrock, John Abercrombie, & Bill Frisell while focusing on harmolodic force and unusual melodic lines.
   
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Bica, Carlos & Azul (feat. Frank Mobus / Jim Black): Azul In Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)


For their 7th album after 20 years of collaboration, double bassist Carlos Bica's trio Azul with Frank Mobus on guitar and Jim Black on drums presents this exemplary live album recorded at the 2015 Ljubljana Jazz Festival in Lsovenia, clearly illustrating their characteristic clean and lyrically melodic sound through beautiful textural and energetic playing.
 
Squidco Pick

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Bonneau, Michel / John Heward / Scott Thomson : 4x3
(Tour de Bras)


An unusual mix of instruments from the Montreal trio of percussionist Michel Bonneau on congas & balafon, John Heward on drums, and Scott Thomson on trombone, all members of Ratchet Orchestra and Heward's Murray Street Band, in an album of active and uniquely layered, confident rhythmic floors over which Thomson freely plays with remarkable technique.
   
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Brinicle (McCormick / Bjorgo / Antalova): First Frost
(Creative Sources)


Dynamic and compelling improvisations from the Oslo-based international guitar trio of Brinicle, an improvising trio comprised of Norwegian Hakon Norby Bjorgo on upright bass, Canadian Mike McCormick on electric guitar and Norwegian Michaela Antalova on drum kit, who met in 2015 to join their interestes in the intersection of avant improvisation and post-rock.
   
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Celano / Badenhorst / Baggiani: Lili & Marlene
(Clean Feed)


Expanding the long-running Celano/Baggiani Group of guitarist Guillermo Celano and drummer Marcos Baggiani with clarinetist and saxophonist Joachim Badenhorst, this trio works to re-imagine the boundaries between composition and improvisation, between conventional harmony and abstract sound explorations through melody, groove and texture.
   
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Chrome Hill: The Explorer [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)


The Norwegian quartet formerly known as "Damp" with baritone guitarist Asbjorn Lerheim, tenor saxophonist Atle Nymo, drummer Torstein Lofthus, and double bassist Roger Arntzen, blend expressive forms of jazz with blues and rock in an expansive and rich set of tunes that both pay homage and look to new and inclusive formations of emotional and effusive music.
   
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Costa, Mario (w/ Marc Ducret / Beniot Delbecq): Oxy Patina
(Clean Feed)


Drummer, composers and electronic artist Mario Costa in his first solo album as a leader, presenting 9 original compositions performed at the 26th Festival de Jazz na Praca da Erva in a trio with French improvisers Benoit Delbecq on piano, prepared piano and synth, and Marc Ducret on guitar, a great album and an absolutely stunning concert by three masterful players.
 
Squidco Pick

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Dyberg, Mia Trio: Ticket!
(Clean Feed)


The Scandinavian trio led by saxophonist Mia Dyberg with Asger Thomsen on double bass and Dag Magnus Narvesen on drums take a divserse set of approaches to improvisation, pursuing melody, texture and timbre in upbeat and concise compositions, primarily written by Dyberg with 3 from Thomsen, imparting playfulness and experimentation to an open interpretation of creative jazz.
   
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Dystil (Qu / Mayes / Ballyk): Dystil
(Clean Feed)


For their first album together the trio of Bryan Qu on alto saxophone & objects, Quincy Mayes on piano & objects, and Mark Ballyk on percussion, voice & objects, resolved to live together for three months, achieving through intense effort the synthesis of different approaches to improvisation to create this large and encompassing "imaginary film".
   
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J@K@L (Keefe Jackson / Julian Kirshner/ Fred Lonberg-Holm): After A Few Days
(Jaki Records)


The amalgamation of the names of Chicago mainstays, saxophonist Keefe Jackson, drummer Julian Kirshner and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, tenor guitar and electronics, J@K@L are captured live the Hungry Brain in Chicago in a concert of intricate, dynamic, fast-paced and expressive free improvisation with a unique palette and extraordinarily strong communication.
   
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LFU (Lisbon Freedom Unit) : Praise Of Our Folly
(Clean Feed)


Without a leader, this 9 piece collective ensemble includes members of Red Trio (Rodrigo Pinheiro, Hernaani Faustino and Gabriel Ferrandini), Garden (Jose Bruno Parrinha, Ricardo Jacinto, Luis Lopes), the duo Eitr (Pedro Sousa and Pedro Lopes), 2/3 of the Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio (Amado, Ferrandini) and hafl of the Luis Lopes Humanization 4tet (Lopes and Amado).
 
Squidco Pick

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Nakatani Gong Orchestra: Live Concert At Silo City
(Nakatani-Kobo)


A full scale concert of Tatsuya Nakatani's Gong Orchestra with 15 performers bowing and striking Nakatani's collection large gongs under the conduction of Nakatani, recorded at the Silo City performance space in Buffalo, NY in 2017 in a rich, deep and mysterious album of large tones using the natural resonance of the Marine A Grain Elevator.
 
Squidco Pick

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New Thing Unit: For Cecil Taylor
(Creative Sources)


Dedicated to the late free jazz legend Cecil Taylor, this Lisbon sextet of Paulo Alexandre Jorge on tenor saxophone, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Eduardo Chagas on trombone, Manuel Guimaraes on piano, Miguel Mira on cello, and Pedro Santo on drums performs four energetic and well-balanced collective improvisations, respecting and evoking the incredible legacy Taylor left behind.
 
Squidco Pick

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Polyorchard: Sextet | Quintet
(Out and Gone Music)


Quintet and sextet recordings from the Polyorchard group of Jeb Bishop on trombone, Chris Eubank on cello, Bill McConaghy on trumpet, David Menestres on double bass, David Morris on tuba, Dan Ruccia on viola, Jeb Bishop on trombone, and Jacob Wick on trumpet, recording at "The Store" in Raleigh, NC, for sublime and complex and collective free improvisation.
 
Squidco Pick

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Rose, Simon / Philippe Lemoine: Seance
(Tour de Bras)


Tenor and baritone saxophones in an exchange of spectral interactions that emphasize harmonic overtones and intersections, unusual emanations from both instruments in a perfectly paced improvisations, each of the 12 dialogs named aptly for locations and crossing in Englad and France, adding a sense of journey to these mysterious and wonderful expeditions.
 
Squidco Pick

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Schnell (Borel / Borghini / Lillinger): Live At Sowieso
(Clean Feed)


An album of accelerated bebop from the perspective of the original intention of the form, performed live in Berlin from the trio of Pierre Borel on saxophone, Antonio Borghini on bass, and Christian Lillinger on drums, their goal to investigate speed, stasis and trance and play jazz "on its verge, at high speed, where body memory, intuition and the unconscious are essentials".
 
Squidco Pick

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Thornton, Giles Jazz Orchestra: Be In Today
(FMR)


A large band project from UK composer, arranger and conductor Giles Thornton, directing 29 musicians through original works and reinterpretations of ballads like Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You", in a blend of acoustic and electronic musicians that avoids overt fusion overtones while keeping the music melodic with the occasional exotica flair.
   
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   Experimental/Electronic

Holy Mountain, The: Toad Of Light [VINYL]
(Shhpuma)


Cinematic aesthetics and themes from the Norwegian Holy Mountain duo, performing on the uncommon pairing of two instruments--accordion played by Andreas Angell, and drums with acoustic and electronic parts and vintage synthesizer played by Aleksander Tidemann--in their 3rd release inspired by the dystopian sci-fi visions of John Carpenter, Philip Glass and Daft Punk.
   
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Noetinger, Jerome / SEC_: La Cave Des Etendards
(Mikroton Recordings)


Titled from the two venues where these concerts were recorded, the duo of Jerome Noetinger and Mimmo Napolitano both use revox reel to reel recorders, plus feedback systems, laptop and other electroacoustic devices to create strange and gripping aural narratives built of abstract elements yet creating deceptively concrete, compelling stories; exceptional.
 
Squidco Pick

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   Rock/R.I.O./Prog

Orcutt, Bill: Why Does Everybody Love Free Music But Nobody Loves Free People? [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Palilalia)


A roughly recorded album of solo guitar that begins with the concert promoter screaming at the audience, as Bill Orcutt takes the stage and plays an amazing set of solo acoustic guitar, a visceral album that perfectly fits Orcutt's history and playing style.
   
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David Area / Tomas Gris / Ernesto Rodrigues:
Chorismos
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 In Stock and Ready to Ship

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 see the newest additions to our catalog in our Just In Stock Section.

• You can see the latest fully cataloged items in our store by using our New Releases section.

• You can see Recently Restocked items on this page.

• Ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


 

9!:
None (-t)
(Matchless)

The Bertch Quartet :
For Oumuama
(Creative Sources)

Beuger.Boon.Susam:

(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Cyril Bondi / d'Incise:
Kirari-Kirari
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Angelica Castello / Jerome Noetinger:
Disturbio
(Mikroton Recordings)

Chesterfield (Burkhard Stangl / Angelica Castello):
Consuelo
(Mikroton Recordings)

Colectivo maDam / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira:
Coluro
(Creative Sources)

Marco Colonna / Agusti Fernandez / Zlatko Kaucic:
Agrakal
(Not Two)

Welf Dorr Unit:
Blood
(Creative Sources)

Toshi Ichiyanagi with Eye Music:
Sapporo
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Isotope Ensemble:
Barium
(Creative Sources)

Jasna Jovicevic Sextet:
Flow Vertical
(FMR)

Kurt Liedwart / Julien Ottavi / Keith Rowe:
L'Or
(Mikroton Recordings)

Kurt Liedwart / Petr Vrba:
Punkt
(Mikroton Recordings)

Johan Lindvall:
Giraffe
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Lisbon String Trio & Eduardo Chagas:
Tactile
(Creative Sources)

Ramon Lopez / Percy Pursglove / Rafal Mazur:
Threefold
(Not Two)

Joe McPhee / John Edwards / Klaus Kugel:
Journey to Parazzar
(Not Two)

Sergio Merce:
Three Dimensions Of The Spirit
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

MKM (Muller / Kahn / Moslang):
Teplo_Dom
(Mikroton Recordings)

Mokita:
Mokita
(Creative Sources)

Gunter Muller / Kurt Liedwart / Norbert Moslang:
Ground
(Mikroton Recordings)

Tatsuya Nakatani :
Yama Yaki
(Nakatani-Kobo)

Yui Onodera / Stephen Vitiello:
Quiver
(Mikroton Recordings)

Pitch Splitter Orchester, The:
Frozen Orchestra (Splitter)
(Mikroton Recordings)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Eduardo Chagas:
Holes and Cracks
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andrew Lafkas / Bryan Eubanks:
0 Minutes And 0 Seconds
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Bruno Parrinha / Luis Lopes / Vasco Trilla:
Lithos
(Creative Sources)

Paolo Sanna:
Fluorite
(Creative Sources)

Marianne Schuppe :
Nosongs
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Trio Sowari:
Third Issue
(Mikroton Recordings)

The Urge Trio:
Live In Toledo
(Veto)

Mark Weaver / Tatsuya Nakatani:
Weaver Nakatani
(Nakatani-Kobo)

 


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ly, orders with out of stock items will be held until all items are in stock. Free shipping applies only to "Free Economy Shipping" option on the Shipping & Payment Screen at checkout time. US orders will ship via USPS Media Mail with tracking. 1st Class and other shipping rates are unaffected by this offer.



 Squidco Workspace
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Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2002. In 2010 we moved to Wilmington, NC, giving regional and visiting customers access to our catalog of more than 7,000 items, which includes hundreds of discounted, used, and promotional items not listed on our website. We're open for you to visit by appointment during weekday afternoons, so if you're in the North Carolina coastal region please email us to set up a time to stop by and say hello, we'd love to play some music for you!

Find Squidco on Facebook at
facebook.com/squidcosales.

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