The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2020, Squidco LLC
Search for the following:
 Artist   Title   Label   Country       Sort:
Search only in this category:
All Fields Name Personnel
Country Label Album Title
Album Artist Squidco Product Code Description



11 products found   Page 1 of 1   -- Go to Page
  Product Price      
Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Expanded Ensemble, The: Soundpath

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 29790
Catalog Code: CF556CD
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



In Stock



AACM legend Muhal Richard Abrams was commissioned by Philadelphia saxophonist Bobby Zankel to compose for Zankel's large ensemble Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, this monumental piece premiered in 2012, but only in 2018 was a 2nd performance possible, conducted by Marty Ehrlich and receiving 2 standing ovations, the band recording this studio version the next day at Drexel University.


Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl: Artlessly Falling

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 29754
Catalog Code: FH12-04-01-034
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



In Stock



The 2nd Code Girl release from guitarist Mary Halvorson presents an embraceable and ambitious set of songs from 8 poetic forms for which Halvorson composed words & music, 3 of which are sung by Robert Wyatt, the others by Amirtha Kidambi, in a band with Thumbscrew members Michael Formanek (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), plus Maria Grand (sax) and Adam O'Farrill (trumpet).


Formanek, Michael Very Practical Trio (w/ Tim Berne / Mary Halvorson): Even Better

Label: Intakt
Product Code: 28102
Catalog Code: INT335
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



Out of Stock



New York bassist Michael Formanek's trio with Tim Berne on alto saxophone and Mary Halvorson on guitar, embraces free music with strong melodic intent through Formanek's solid compositions, providing interesting structures in time and texture through sublimely complex and sinuous pieces that lead to rewarding resolutions of profoundly authoritative improvisation.


Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Malaby / Seabrook / Formanek / Cleaver): Last Minute Theory

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 27910
Catalog Code: CF532CD
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



In Stock



After pianist Simon Nabatov's return to NYC in 2018 he began assembling this quintet with the goal of pursuing a more traditional jazz setting, enlisting support from some of the city's finest and most versatile players--saxophonist Tony Malaby, drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist Michael Formanek, and guitarist Brandon Seabrook--here in an exuberant set of Nabatov originals.


Gray, Devin / Ellery Eskelin / Michael Formanaek / Dave Ballou: Dirigo Rataplan II

Label: Rataplan Records
Product Code: 27206
Catalog Code: RR 001
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



In Stock



Brooklyn drummer Devin Gray leads 3 musicians with Baltimore ties--Ellery Eskelin (sax), Dave Ballou (trumpet) and Michael Formanek (bass)--the rhythm team of this chord-less quartet providing the perfect platform for the diverse song structures in Gray's compositions, through tight melodic interaction or unrestricted excursions for the horn section; superb modern jazz.


Sacks, Jacob: Fishes

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 26506
Catalog Code: CF497CD
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



In Stock



Eleven new works from New York pianist Jacob Sacks in a quintet with some of NY's finest--Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, Michael Formanek on bass, and Dan Weiss on drums--referencing traditional jazz influences like Monk & Mingus with superbly creative soloing fostered by the freedom of Sack's compositions.


Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Theirs

Label: Cuneiform Records
Product Code: 26074
Catalog Code: RUNE 441
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



In Stock



The second of two albums from the reborn Cuneiform label by New York free improvising jazz trio Thumbscrew with long-time collaborators guitarist Mary Halvorson, double bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, here presenting compositions from jazz greats Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Nichols, Stanley Cowell, Misha Mengelberg, &c.


Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Ours

Label: Cuneiform Records
Product Code: 26073
Catalog Code: RUNE 439
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



In Stock



The New York free improvising jazz trio Thumbscrew with long-time collaborators guitarist Mary Halvorson, double bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara in the 1st of 2 albums on the reborn Cuneiform label, here presenting creative original compositions from each of the three musicians in 9 virtuosic, sometimes quirky, and always warmly adventurous tunes.


Sanchez, Angelica Trio (w/ Michael Formanek / Tyshawn Sorey): Float the Edge

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 23817
Catalog Code: CF410CD
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



In Stock



Fiction, folklore and everyday sounds fuel the compositions of NY pianist Angelica Sanchez, with her trio of Michael Formanek on double bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, the band explores concepts of lucid dreaming, backyard birds, novels, mythical creatures and ancient structures, in a magnificent album of inspired free improvisation.


Thumbscrew (Halvorson / Formanek / Fujiwara): Convallaria

Label: Cuneiform
Product Code: 22175
Catalog Code: CUN-CD-415
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



In Stock

The NY improvising trio of Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (double bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) follow their "Thumbscrew" album with this impressive release of avant jazz, balancing melodic and technical playing with beautiful pacing and insightful interaction.


Arguelles, Julian Trio: Ground Rush

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 13227
Catalog Code: CF191
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



In Stock



British tenor saxophonist Julian Arguelles in a trio with NY drummer Tom Rainey and bassist Michael Formanek, a strong group feel led by one of contemporary jazz' unique voices.