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     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 17, 2016
"Music and life swings
when there is a connection you can feel
but you can't quite describe."
- Gerry Hemingway

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Edition Wandelweiser Records
Firehouse 12 Records

Glistening Examples
New World Records
The Wire
Umlaut Records
Wee Space Tapes

      Creative Artists
• Albro, Tim / Tyler Keen
• BassDrumBone + guests Joe Lovano / Jason Moran
• Chris Cundy
• Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake)
• Ensemble Hodos
• Ensemble Phoenix Basel & Jerome Noetinger
• Terrie Ex / Paal Nilssen-Love
• Antonin Gerbal
• Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood
• Jimmy Giuffre 3
• Mary Halvorson Octet
• Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum)
• Jackson / Baker / Kirshner
• Graham Lambkin
• Mike Majkowski
• Christian Mirande
• Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble & Ensemble Laborintus
• Paal Nilssen-Love / Lasse Marhaug / Massimo Pupillo
• Sylvia Ocougne / Chico Mello
• Evan Parker / Mark Nauseef / Toma Gouband
• Michael Pisaro / Reinier van Houdt
• Derek Rogers
• Reed Rosenberg Evan / Ethan Tripp
• Rova::Orkestrova
• Simon Rummel Ensemble
• Schall Und Rausch (Mukarji / Arrias / Dorner / Fagaschinski)
• Spontaneous Music Orchestra
• Veryan Weston
• The Wire
• John Zorn

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Squidco Cleanfeed 15% Sale

Portugal's Clean Feed Records started their adventure in modern jazz 15 years ago, building a catalog of more than 300 titles representing an amazing cross-section of US and European jazz. To celebrate, this week all in-stock titles on the Clean Feed label are 15% off their regular retail price!

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In stock items only, while quantities last. Eligible items will receive Squidco Reward Points. Sale ends Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 23:59 EST (GMT-5).

Squidco Used CD Sale

In addition, from now through this Sunday all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 15% off their listed price!

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   Jazz & Improvisation

BassDrumBone + guests Joe Lovano / Jason Moran: The Long Road [2 CDs]

The 40th Anniversary release for the creative free improvising jazz trio of Gerry Hemingway (drums), Mark Helias (bass) and Ray Anderson (trombone), with guests Joe Lovano on sax and Jason Moran on piano; superb lyrical soulful collective improvisation of the finest order.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Cundy, Chris: Gustav Lost

A melodic set of improvisations composed by bass clarinetist Chris Cundy, using approaches for songwriting to create compelling jazz compositions, in a band with Fyfe Dangerfield on piano, Mat Martin on guitar, Hannah Marshall on cello, Mark Sanders on drums and Dominic Lash on bass.
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Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake): Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds

An almost ceremonial release in percussive approaches to improvisation from the trio of William Parker on double bass, shakuhachi, thumb piano & more, Hamid Drake on drums, cymbals and gongs, and Joe Morris on guitar, banjo, bass, pocket trumpet, fiddle & whistles.
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Ex, Terrie / Paal Nilssen-Love : Schobberdebonk [VINYL]

A live concert at Festival PiedNu, in Le Havre, France in 2015 by guitarist Terrie Ex and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, three improvisations using exemplary technique and unusual approaches to their instrument; cathartic improv from two well-travelled players.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Gerbal, Antonin : Sound Of Drums
(Umlaut Records)

An absorbing album of solo drum work from French drummer/percussionist Antonin Gerbal, recording in the studio and demonstrating his profound sonic and technical approaches to the drums, isolated from projects like Peeping Tom, Bertrand Denzler/ONCEIM or Zoor.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood: For [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

A wonderfully bizarre set of free improvisations from the Downtown NY trio of Andy Haas on sax and electronics, Michael Evans on drums, electronics, objects & voice, and David Grollman on snare, objects, balloon and voice, pushing the limites of free sound in intelligent ways.
     Buy      $6.95      Listen          

Giuffre, Jimmy 3: Bremen & Stuttgart (1961) [2 CDs]

The sophisticated and influential Jimmy Giuffre 3 led by clarinetist Giuffre with Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on double bass, in a 2-CD reissue of their only known well-recorded concerts, alongside two tracks from their "Fusion" album not included in the ECM reissue.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Halvorson, Mary Octet: Away With You
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Mary Halvorson continues her string of excellent modern jazz albums with this octet release with fellow guitarist Susan Alcorn, Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon & Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) and Ches Smith (drums).
Squidco Pick

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Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum): Illegal Crowns

A cooperative band of mostly NY improvisers-- Mary Halvorson on guitar, Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet & flugelhorn, and French pianist Benoit Delbecq, recording in the studio for a album of uniquely unusual and rewarding compositions from all players.
Squidco Pick

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Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: The Noisy Miner [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Astral Spirits)

Chicago mainstays Keefe Jackson on tenor and sopranino sax, Jim Baker on piano and synths, and Julian Kirshner on drums, are caught live at the Constellation in 2015 for a forceful, demanding yet lyrical set of free improvisations, a great example of the fertile Chicago scene.
Squidco Pick

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Majkowski, Mike: Bright Astonishment Of The Night

A fragile and powerful album of double bass from Australian-born, Berlin-based Mike Majkoswki, in two long works that use repeating structures that morph over time, one demonstrating the beautiful tone of the bass, the other effected and punctuated with thick harmonics.
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Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth Ensemble & Ensemble Laborintus: Moments Of Fatherhood

Chicago flautist Nicole Mitchell presents a work inspired by photographs from scholar and leader of social justice, W.E.B. Dubois, about African American prosperity after the civil war, a rich and compelling set of compositions performed in an ensemble of superb Chicago improvisers.
Squidco Pick

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Nilssen-Love, Paal / Lasse Marhaug / Massimo Pupillo: You're Next [VINYL]

A record of vicious improvisation from the trio of Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), Lasse Marhaug (electronics) and Massimo Pupillo (bass guitar) performing at the Next Festival in Bratislava in 2011, a superb example of electric improv and noise with urgent rhythmic propulsion.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Parker, Evan / Mark Nauseef / Toma Gouband : As The Wind

A brilliant album of subtle and masterful improvisation recorded in 2012 at and using the reverb of the St. Peters church in Whitstable by soprano saxophonist Evan Parker with two percussionists: Toma Gouband on lithophone-based percussion and Mark Nauseef on metallophone-based percussion.
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Rova::Orkestrova: No Favorites! (for Lawrence "Butch" Morris)
(New World Records)

Paying homage to one of the most original creators in improvised music, Lawrence 'Butch' Morris, the Bay Area Rova Quartet is expanded into an orchestra with an impressive set of improvisers in three works that balance compositional approaches with improvisation through conduction.
Squidco Pick

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Rummel, Simon Ensemble: Nichts Fur Alle (Nothing For All)
(Umlaut Records)

Cologne pianist and composer Simon Russell wrote these compositions, melding jazz, classical, electronic, even tango music into lyrical and joyfully quirky works, performed by his ensemble with Goerg Wissel, Matthias Muche, Udo Moll, Carl Ludwig Hubsch, &c.
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Schall Und Rausch (Mukarji / Arrias / Dorner / Fagaschinski): Vapour

Meaning "sound and smoke", the quartet of trumpeter Axel Dorner, pianist Tisha Mukarji, and reedist Johan Arrias & Kai Fagaschinski are caught live at Ausland in Berlin for a set of tonal improvisations based on compositions, creating outstanding textural environments.
Squidco Pick

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Spontaneous Music Orchestra: Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs]

An amazing collection of concepts described in John Steven's manual "Search and Reflect" and recorded in workshops and concerts primarily in the 70s, with participants including Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Paul Rutherfod, Ian Brighton, Nigel Coombes, John Russell, Lindsay Cooper, &c.
Squidco Pick

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Weston, Veryan: Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs

Legendary pianist Veryan Weston set out across England in 2014 in search of tracker-action organs, which he tested for suitability for a planned trio album, where possible recording himself on the instrument, as heard in these seven recordings of unusual and impressive improvisations.
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Albro, Tim / Tyler Keen: Summary Dismissal

A first-time collaboration between two American noise/sound artists, Tim Albro and Tyler Keen, using electronics, guitars and other lo- to medium-fi sounds and crackles to create well-paced stories in sound, apparently mysterious travelogues from city to city.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Lambkin, Graham: Community [2 CDs]

Using electronics, field recordings and spoken word, Graham Lambkin explores "Community" in abstract and literal ways, reflecting on society and describing aspects of community through spoken word and sound, a thought-provoking and complex work of organized sound.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Mirande, Christian : Trying To Remember A House
(Glistening Examples)

Reflections on the loss of traditional structures in the rural landscape of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, composed of field recordings, tape manipulations, and digital resynthesis; the first in a series of works by Mirande inspired by impressionist painter Daniel Garber.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Rogers, Derek : Silence is Being Substituted
(Glistening Examples)

Derek Rogers sculpted these six compositions from live performances, organizing them using strings and synthesizers, and employing digital processing and granular synthesis with concert and field recordings, creating richly complex works that evolve with beautiful pacing.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Rosenberg, Reed Evan / Ethan Tripp: Medium Rude

A journey in sound--drone, abrasive noise and subtle ambiance--in a well-paced example of non-idiomatic soundscape from the first meeting of Reed Evan Rosenberg on microphones, pedals, max, and voice, and Ethan Tripp on speakers, microphones, motors, junk.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Ensemble Phoenix Basel & Jerome Noetinger: Les Voix De L'Invisible [VINYL]

Jerome Noetinger was commissioned by the Ensemble Phoenix Basel, a challenge for a non-notational conceptualist, which he accepted, creating this work in collaboration with the Ensemble, and based on the book by Pascal Quignard, "La haine de la musique" (The hate of music).
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Zorn, John: 49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity In The Abominable Life And Times Of Gilles De Rais

Simulacrum's 5th CD, with John Medeski on organ, Kenny Grohowski on drums and Matt Hollenberg on guitar, powerful playing that blends heavy rock, blues, funk and jazz with modern classical music, here performing composer John Zorn's 10 part suite on decscending into madness.
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Ensemble Hodos: Lifework : A Unity - Ensemble Hodos plays Philip Corner (Vol. 1)
(Umlaut Records)

Saxophonist Pierre-Antoine Badaroux and double bassist Sebastien Beliah formed Ensemble Hodos in 2008 to perform the music of composers who wrote scores that include freedom and/or improvisation for the players, here performing the music of Philip Corner.
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Ocougne, Sylvia / Chico Mello: Musica Brasileira Descomposta
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

The Brazilian duo of Silvia Ocougne and Chico Mello, residing in Berlin, create a sonic collage of traditional popular and contemporary elements influenced by both Berlin and Brazil, using the unusual orchestration of instruments including tuba, matchbox, clarinet, &c.
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Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt: The Earth And The Sky [3 CDs]

erstwhile records releases their first CD on their ErstClass imprint, issuing and collecting historically important work, here with composer Michael Pisaro's piano works from 1994-2016, 11 compositions performed by Netherlands pianist Reinier van Houdt.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          


   Books & Magazines

Wire, The: #393 November 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]
(The Wire)

On the cover: English folk singer and underground music maven Shirley Collins; Ectoplasm Girls; Roy Montgomery; Fritz Welch; Tarek Atoui; plus: The Wire Tapper 42: 20 new tracks by Aluk Todolo, The Gaslamp Killer, Giorgio Moroser, Jah9, The Splitter Orchestra and more.
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Sean Ali:
With My Head in the Sand [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

Oren Ambarchi:
(Editions Mego)

Oren Ambarchi:
Hubris [VINYL]
(Editions Mego)

Biting Tongues:
Still On Hawaiian Time [CASSETTE]
(The Tapeworm)

Bunda Love:
beards and calves [2 CDs]
(Funhole Records)

William Burroughs S.:
Curse Go Back [VINYL]

John Cage / David Tudor / Christian Wolff:
San Francisco Museum Of Art, January 16th, 1965 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Modern Silence)

Captain Phillips :
Strip Bar In Mombasa [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

Iancu Dumitrescu :
Live In New York w/ Either/Or
(Edition Modern)

Isabelle Duthoit / Georg Graewe:

duo with Nathaniel Morgan [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

Epitaphs [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

John Escreet (w/ Evan Parker / John Hebert / Tyshawn Sorey):
The Unknown (Live in Concert)
(Sunnyside Records)

Mark Fell:
Focal Music #3, #4, #5a, #5b [CASSETTE]
(The Tapeworm)

Free Nelson Mandoomjazz:
The Organ Grinder [VINYL 2 LPS]
(Rarenoise Records)

Grip / Denzler / Johansson:
Neukollner Modelle [VINYL]
(Umlaut Records)

David Grollman :
(Wee Space Tapes)

Goh Kwang Lee:
(Herbal International)

Lipchitz [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

Fredrik Nordstrom :
Gentle Fire, Restless Dreams [2 CDs]
(Moserobie Music)

Bill Orcutt / Chris Corsano:
Live At Various / Various Live [VINYL 2 LPs]

Annette Peacock & Paul Bley:
Dual Unity

Porta Chiusa:
Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)
(Herbal International)

The Quartet:
Quartet, The [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

The Remote Viewers :
No Voice From The Hall
(Remote Viewers)

Rupp / Fischerlehner:
Live in Aarhus

Rupp / Muller / Fischerlehner:
(Not Applicable)

Scarcity Of Tanks:
Ringleader Of Lies
(Total Life Society Records)

Frank Schubert Paul / Rudi Fischerlehner:
Willing Suspension of Disbelief
(Not Applicable)

Sleep Talk:
Sleep Talk [CASSETTE]
(Wee Space Tapes)

Henry Threadgill & Zooid:
In for a Penny, In for a Pound [VINYL]
(Pi Recordings)

Xenofox (Rupp / Fischerlehner):
Hundred Beginnings

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