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SQUIDCO Email Update & Autumn Hat Sale - September 22, 2023

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
September 22, 2023

"That's my dream. 
For my sound to be me."
—Tatsuya Nakatani

   Essential Artists

• Emmanuel Cremer
• Morgan Evans-Weiler
• Foussat/Parrenin/Rollet
• Marie Kruttli
• Daunik Lazro/Carlos Zingaro/Sakis Papadimitriou/Jean Bolcato
• Joelle Leandre/Paul Lovens
• Leap Of Faith
• James Lewis Brandon/Red Lily Quintet
• Joe McPhee/Mette Rasmussen/Dennis Tyfus
• Hedvig Mollestad
• Evan Parker/Matthew Wright: Trance Map + Peter Evans/Mark Nauseef
• Rodrigues/Stoffner/Parrinha/Madeira
• sara (.es)/Tatsuya Nakatani
• Matthew Shipp Trio
• Simulcrum
• Kris Tiner/Tatsuya Nakatani

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Black Truffle
Creative Sources
Editions Verde
Epigraph Records
Evil Clown

Fou Records
Nomart Editions
Rune Grammofon
Tao Forms



Squidco Autumn Hat Sale

This weekend ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd has authorized us to reduce the price of 81 albums in their 1000 and 1100 series by $11 each for double CDs, $12 each for single CDs.

That's 73 single CD albums at $7.95 each and 8 double CDs at $8.95 each!

This is the largest ezz-thetics sale the label has ever authorized! With 81 albums at exceptional prices, our customers have a chance to fill in their collections of these important and extraordinary albums of creative improvisation, composition, and hybrids of both. A number of these albums have never been on sale before, so take a close look soon as some titles are limited in quantity, and this sale ends Thursday, September 28!

Click Here to shop the Autumn Hat Sale

In 2019 Switzerland's Hat Hut label initiated their latest line, ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd, releasing new albums of improvisation and contemporary compositional music, and mixtures of the same.

In-stock items only. Sold out items will disappear from store. Orders must be placed through our shopping cart. Price shown is discounted price. Sale ends Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. While quantities last. Discounted items will not receive Squidco Reward Points.



Frends of Squid 20% Vinyl Sale

This week we're offering a select set of vinyl releases at 20% or more off their retail price. We're starting with a selection of more than 85 vinyl albums from our catalog of Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, and Rock-Based forms. A number of these items are limited releases, the majority of which will not be restocked after this sale. Take a look through this great set of albums at their reduced price. But hurry! This sale ends Sunday, September 24 at midnight.

Click Here to See Sale Items!

Orders must be placed through our shopping cart, prices shown are the discounted price. In-stock items only, items will disappear from the store if they sell out. Sale items are not eligible for reward points. Sale ends Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 23:59 EST, GMT-5.

   New Albums This Week

   Jazz & Improvisation

Cremer, Emmanuel: Cinq chants d'Athenes
(Fou Records)

Recording in Athens, Greece and drawing on their mythology, cellist Emmanuel Cremer performs five solo works under the title Five songs of Athens, each piece presenting a unique take on solo cello performace from deeply resonant to confrontationally acoustic, in both intensely active playing or thoughtful ruminations, a tour de force of exceptional expression.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Foussat / Parrenin / Rollet: Haut-Coeur
(Fou Records)

Emphasizing the electronic aspect of ea-improv, the trio of Jean-Marc Foussat on Synthi AKS, voice & toys, Emmanuelle Parrenin on hurdy-gurdy & voice and Quentin Rollet on alto and sopranino saxophones & small electronics, are heard in an immersive performance at Allumes du Jazz, in Le Mans, France in 2023, for a superb concert of unrestricted free improvisation.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Kruttli, Marie: Transparence

Swiss pianist, composer and producer Marie Kruttli, who splits her time between Switzerland and Berlin, steps away from her trio with bassist Lukas Traxel and drummer Jonathan Barber for a sophisticated solo album of original composition and improvisations, in thirteen succinct, emotional and introspectively elegant works.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Lazro, Daunik / Carlos Zingaro / Sakis Papadimitriou / Jean Bolcato: Periferia
(Fou Records)

Reissuing the 1995 In Situ album of the sublime 1993 concert at Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy in France from the free improvising quartet of Daunik Lazro on alto & baritone saxophones, Carlos Zingaro on acoustic and electroacoustic violins, Sakis Papadimitriou on piano and Jean Bolcato on double bass & voice, in a highly focused set of concentrative collective expression.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Leandre, Joelle / Paul Lovens : Off Course !
(Fou Records)

Bringing together two masterful and legendary players from the European Free Improv scene -- French double bassist and vocalist Joëlle Léandre and UK drummer & percussionist Paul Lovens -- heard in this live performance at Les Temps du Corps, in Paris, free playing in two parts with an incredible sense of communication, timing, humor, virtuosity and finesse.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Leap Of Faith: The Symbolic Method
(Evil Clown)

The 2nd live performance from the Evil Clown headquarters post-pandemic, in a trio edition of Leap of Faith comprised of David Peck on reeds & winds, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice and Steve Niemitz on drums, plus an extended encore with 3 strings, reeds, trumpet and drums adding Nate McBride, Eric Rosenthal, Vance Provey and Albey onBass.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Lewis, James Brandon / Red Lily Quintet: For Mahalia, With Love [2 CDs]
(Tao Forms)

Composer and tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis' exceptional Red Lily Quintet quintet (Kirk Knuffke on cornet; William Parker on bass; Chad Taylor on drums; Christopher Hoffman on cello) pays homage to gospel and jazz singer Mahalia Jackson through a suite of original Lewis compositions, reimagining some of Jackson's best known works; CD & LP issues include a bonus download track.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Lewis, James Brandon / Red Lily Quintet: For Mahalia, With Love [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Tao Forms)

Vinyl 2-LP edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $35.95      Listen          

McPhee, Joe / Mette Rasmussen / Dennis Tyfus: Oblique Strategies [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

An unrestrained album of free jazz, unorthodox electronic excursions and vocal irascibility as legendary tenor saxophonist Joe McPhee joins the Bazuinschal duo of alto saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and percussionist & electronic manipulator Dennis Tyfus (Ultra Eczema) for this singularly unusual 2018 concert at Het Bos, in Antwerp, Belgium; magnificently indescribable!
     Buy      $34.95      Listen          

Parker, Evan / Matthew Wright Trance Map + Peter Evans / Mark Nauseef: Etching the Ether

Evan Parker and Matthew Wright are the core of Trance Map, the soprano saxophonist and live electronics duo expanding on their original 2011 concept with Trance Map+, adding guest musicians to their unique approach to electroacoustic improvisation, here in an exceptional quartet configuration with Peter Evans on trumpet & piccolo trumpet, and Mark Nauseff on percussion.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Rodrigues / Stoffner / Parrinha / Madeira: Altered Egos
(Creative Sources)

A highly interactive and textural set of chamber-oriented free improvisations with an often pointillistic approach from the quartet of Portuguese improvisers Ernesto Rodrigues on viola & crackle box, Bruno Parrinha on clarinet & alto saxophone, Joao Madeira on double bass with Swiss electric guitarist Florian Stoffner, in three detailed and engaging conversations.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

sara (.es) / Tatsuya Nakatani: Creature In A Forest
(Nomart Editions)

A duo improvisation by American-based, Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and pianist sara(.es), recorded by Yasushi Utsunomiya in Osaka, Japan as part of a series of duo recordings, bringing out the subtleties of their interaction as each improviser approaches their instrument in unique ways, creating a virtual universe of sounds that intersect and contrast in captivating ways.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Shipp, Matthew Trio: Circular Temple

Originally released in 1992 on the US Quinton Records label, this trio album by New York improvisers, pianist Matthew Shipp (this being his first CD under his own name), bassist William Parker and drummer Whit Dickey, presents the four-part "Circular Temple" composed by Shipp, leveraging the language of jazz in remarkable ways, particularly the 2nd movement, "Monk's Nightmare".
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Shipp, Matthew Trio: Circular Temple [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Simulcrum: Meditations on Reality
(Evil Clown)

Simulacrum is an offshoot of Metal Chaos Ensemble featuring 3 the core members David Peck on reeds & winds, an arsenal of percussive devices & narration, Eric Woods on analog synth, and Bob Moores on space trumpet, guitar, & electronics, joined on this set by Michael Caglione on saxophones, plate gong & spring & chime rod boxes, and Joel Simches providing perturbations.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Tiner, Kris / Tatsuya Nakatani: The Magic Room
(Epigraph Records)

Continuing their collaboration from the trio of Nakatani / Tiner / Drake and the duo album Dagny on Nakatani-Kobo, trumpeter Kris Tiner (Empty Cage Quartet) and percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani are heard in a recording from the top floor of the historic Woolworth's building in downtown Bakersfield, CA, adding a beautiful layer of resonance to their deceptively contemplative dialogs.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Mollestad, Hedvig: Weejuns [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Rune Grammofon)

Teaming up with Norwegian keyboard player Ståle Storløkken of Elephant9 & Supersilent and drummer Ole Mofjell, guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen introduces her new trio with this double album of live recordings from three separate concerts in Oslo and Stavanger, Norway, in dynamic performances of blistering, building prog and jazz fusion-oriented rock forms.
     Buy      $37.95      Listen          



Evans-Weiler, Morgan: Correspondences
(Editions Verde)

The third release in Editions Verde's series "Seeing the Forest in a Tree" are three iterations of interpretations realized by Joseph Clayton Mills, Fraufraulein, and the duo Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer, who were invited to interact with Morgan Evans-Weiler's score intended to be interpreted as both sound and sculpture, presented in three unique sets of recordings.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          


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 Stay Current With Squidco

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.

• You can ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


Abstract Intensions
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da Rocha / Rodrigues / Levin / Madeira:
(Creative Sources)

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Michael Formanek Quarrtet (Smith / Davis / Malaby):
As Things Do

Leap Of Faith:
Action As Thought, Thought As Action
(Evil Clown)

Leap Of Faith:
Degrees Of Freedom
(Evil Clown)

Leap Of Faith:
Spectral Sequences
(Evil Clown)

Leap Of Faith:
Taxonomic Dilemma
(Evil Clown)

Leap Of Faith:
The Energy Of Now
(Evil Clown)

Leap Of Faith:
Time And Symmetry Entwined
(Evil Clown)

Leap Of Faith:
(Evil Clown)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Project Wildfire
(Evil Clown)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
The Korova Milkbar
(Evil Clown)

Lucas Niggli Tentet:
Sound of Serendipity

Deviations Of A System
(Evil Clown)

Rodrigues / Parrinha / McDonas / Flak / Oliveira:
The Fleeting Nature Of Time
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Torres / von Schlippenbach / Kellers:
(Creative Sources)

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Turbulence Orchestra:
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Squidco Autumn Hat Sale

Album Artists in the Autumn Hat Sale:

Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser)

Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry

Ayler, Albert Quintet

Bley, Paul Trio

Cherry, Don

Coleman, Ornette

Davis, Miles Quintet

Eichenberger, Markus/Christoph Gallio

Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann/Andreas Kunz)

Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann)

Fox, Christopher

Fraser, Nick Quartet

Giuffre, Jimmy (w/Bley/Swallow)

Gottschick, Sebastian

Hampton, Lionel Orchestra 1958

Harriott, Joe Quintet

Haubensak, Edu/Tomas Korber

Hendriksen, Alex/Fabian Gisler

Hill, Andrew

Hope, Cat

Hope, Cat/Erkki Veltheim

Houle, Francois/Joe Sorbara

Houle, Francois/Marco von Orelli

Inoue, Satoko

Ives, Charles E.

Kaplan, Noah Quartet

Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis

Kleeb, Hildegard/Roland Dahinden/Alexandre Babel

Koch, Hans/Paul Lovens

Koglmann, Franz Septet (w/Clark/Arcari/D'Agaro/Turkovic/Pasztor/Herbert)

Kunz, Christopher/Florian Fischer

Lewis, George/Ozana Omelchuk (Studio Dan)

Lossing, Russ Trio

Lovens, Paul/Florian Stoffner

Lucaciu, Simon Trio

Monk, Thelonious

Parker, Charlie

Polwechsel/Klaus Lang

Russell, George

Sanna, Claudio

Schmid, Silvan

Shipp, Matthew

Silver, Horace Quintet

Studer, Daniel (w/ Kimmig/Loriot/Zimmerlin/Zoubek)

Taylor, Cecil (w/ Lyons/Dixon/Grimes/Silva/Cyrille)

Taylor, Cecil Mixed To Unit

Taylor, Mike

Thing, The (Gustafsson/McPhee/Haker Flaten/Nilssen-Love)

Von Orelli, Marco

von Orelli, Marco/Sheldon Suter

von Orelli, Marco/Tommy Meier/Luca Sisera/Sheldon Suter

Wegmann, Judith

Wegmann, Judith/Marlies Debacker/Lukas Biner/Nicolas Wolf

Williams, Anthony (w/ Shorter/Rivers/Hancock/Hutcherson/Carter/Davis/Peacock)

Click Here to shop the Autumn Hat Sale

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