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SQUIDCO Email Update + Used Album Sale, April 26, 2024


     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
April 26, 2024

"We have to listen to each other,
We listen to ourselves,
And we listen moment to moment."
—Joel Futterman

   Essential Artists

• Angles & Elle-Kari with Strings
• Marco Baldini
• Peter Brotzmann/Majid Bekkas/Hamid Drake
• Nomi Epstein
• Evil Clown Shorties
• Joel Futterman/Ike Levin Duo
• Joel Futterman/William Parker
• Leo Genovese/John Lockwood/Nat Mugavero
• J. Gregg J./David Van Auken
• Henry Kaiser
• Leap Of Faith Chinese Orchestra
• Ivo Perelman Quartet (w/ Shipp/Helias/Rainey)
• Polwechsel
• Florian Wittenburg
• Otomo Yoshihide

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

577 Records
ACT Music + Vision
Another Timbre
Edition Wandelweiser Records
Evil Clown
Havtorn Records

Soul City Sounds
thanatosis produktion


Squidco Used CD Sale

This weekend, from Friday, April 26th through Sunday, April 28th, all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 20% off their listed price! Most items in our used collection are lightly used copies that we used to catalog the new albums listed on our site, and unless otherwise noted, are in near mint condition. So have a good look through our used CD category, where you'll find some great albums selling at 20% off of their pre-sale price!

View Our List of Used CDs

20% Discounts end Sunday, April 28, 2024 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

Angles & Elle-Kari with Strings: The Death of Kalypso
(thanatosis produktion)

The 12th album from Martin Küchen's Angles ensemble is expanded and developed with notations and string arrangements from Alexander Zethson, and the voice of Elle-Kari Sander, in an engrossing album of powerfully compelling jazz rhythms & soloing, orchestral swells and emphatic songs pivoting around the mythology of the nymph Calypso, woven into contemporary concepts; sensational!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Angles & Elle-Kari with Strings: The Death of Kalypso [VINYL 2 LPs]
(thanatosis produktion)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Brotzmann, Peter / Majid Bekkas / Hamid Drake: Catching Ghosts
(ACT Music + Vision)

A powerful, spiritual and warmly dynamic album of international and cross-cultural free improvisation meticulously recorded live at Jazzfest Berlin in 2022 from the trio of German reedist Peter Brötzmann on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Chicago drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake, and Moroccan guembri player and vocalist Majid Bekkas.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Evil Clown Shorties : Volume 2 (2023-2024)
(Evil Clown)

While typically performing and releasing extended improvisations that last an hour or more, before each of the Evil Clown's Livestreamed performances they record a short improvisation, referred to as "Shorties", taking approaches that yield unique character to the longer works, collected here in 15 recordings with permutations of regular collective members.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Futterman, Joel / Ike Levin Duo: Infinite Dimensions

Two spontaneously composed original improvisation from the collaborative partnership of Ike Levin on tenor saxophone and Joel Futterman on piano & Indian flute, their long history together allowing great depth of connection, passionate expression and periods of reflective contemplation, weaving their playing with meticulous detail inside an impressive and masterful journey.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Futterman, Joel / William Parker: Why
(Soul City Sounds)

Having worked together as members of the Kidd Jordan Quartet, pianist Joel Futterman and bassist William Parker recorded these collective duo improvisations in the studio in New York City in 2020, a perfect match of technical mastery pushing the boundaries of free playing through creative use of tonality, rhythm, and harmony from two extraordinarily compatibile improvisers.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Genovese, Leo / John Lockwood / Nat Mugavero: The Art Of Not Playing
(577 Records)

Quite a bit of insightful collective playing actually, from the trio of New York-based Argentinian pianist Leo Genovese, bassist John Lockwood and drummer Nat Mugavero, in seven untitled studio improvisations that explore open approaches to their conversations through unhurried, masterful, expressive and explorative playing with an upbeat attitude.
     Buy      $16      Listen          

Kaiser, Henry: The Lost Chord

Focused around a poem by Adelaide Anne Procter titled "A Lost Chord", West Coast guitarist Henry Kaiser invokes the spirit of Procter's words through a stunningly beautiful album of both contemplative and technically excellent work, his first solo album performed on the lower tuned baritone guitar, in 10 tracks inspired by Frith, Xenakis, Evan Parker, Ligeti, &c.

Includes a free copy of Trouble with the Treble while quantities last!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $10.95      Listen          

Leap Of Faith Chinese Orchestra: Magic Squares
(Evil Clown)

A unique and fascinating edition of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, bringing special guests Jimmy Zhao, Yazhi Gao, Jiaxin Winky Wan, Ziya Gao, and Kaixin Hou performing on Chinese instruments to join with the core duo of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, along with percussionist/drummer Michael Knoblach and bassist Scott Samenfeld.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

ORD: Hemligheter pa vagen
(Havtorn Records)

Inspired by the memoir from Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, this first album from the ORD quintet uses text from Tranströmer and original work from pianist & composer Karin Johansson and vocalist Jenny Willén, with trombonist Niclas Rhyd, reedist Gunnel Samuelsson and bassist Hasse Westling, in an exquisite set of introspective songs that bridge composed and improvised forms.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

ORD: Hemligheter pa vagen [VINYL]
(Havtorn Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Perelman, Ivo Quartet (w/ Shipp / Helias / Rainey): Water Music

After shattering the mouthpiece he had used for years, tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman searched for a replacement, choosing the same mouthpiece used by Paul Desmond, provoking a shift in style to more melodic lines, as heard in this studio album performed with the exemplary quartet of pianist Matthew Shipp, double bassist Mark Helias and drummer Tom Rainey.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Polwechsel: Embrace [4 LP BOX SET]

BACK IN STOCK! The current Polwechsel quartet of Werner Dafeldecker, Michael Moser, Martin Brandlmayr and Burkhard Beins — merging improvisation and contemporary forms for outstandingly paced and conceptualized performance — are joined by luminaries John Butcher, Klaus Lang, Magda Mayas, Andrea Neumann and Peter Ablinger, released in a deluxe 4-LP box set with a 32-page booklet.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $179.95      Listen          



Yoshihide, Otomo: Hummingbird and Four Flowers: Turntable and Harmonium Solo Live

Part of a concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of Ftarri's physical store in Suidobashi, Tokyo, drawing on performers from the Improvised Music From Japan imprint, turntable and sonic legend Otomo Yoshihide performed this solo concert in two sets, first using a turntable and the Ftarri store's harmonium (pump organ), and then on the turntable alone.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          


   World Fusion

Gregg, J. J. / David Van Auken: Lunar Prairie [CD w/ DOWNLOAD]

After meeting through mutual esteem of their individual SoundCloud presences, these Oregon string players met to develop their compellingly engaging work in rehearsal, David Van Auken's guitar arrangements the perfect canvas for the sitar melodies of J.J. Gregg; after touring together they went into the studio for this album's 8 tracks, plus two live recordings.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Baldini, Marco: Maniera
(Another Timbre)

Seven works from Italian composer Marco Baldini, a follow-up to his well-received 2023 album Vesperi, this album introducing a variety of recent chamber works for strings from trios to quintets, performed by members of London's Apartment House ensemble, with the pieces "Selva", "Plutone" and "Otto" written specifically for Apartment House.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Epstein, Nomi: Shades
(Another Timbre)

Influenced by New York School composers, Fluxus, Oliveros Sonic Meditations, and Wandelweiser, Boston-based composer Nomi Epstein's fascinating scores take unique and experimental approaches to composition, heard here in three chamber works, two recorded by London's Apartment House, and a live recording from a 2019 concert in Berlin, "sounds for Berlin".
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Wittenburg, Florian: Regenprasseln
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Translating to "rain pattering", German-born international sound artist Florian Wittenburg uses a MetaSynth and the Kyma visual programming language for sound design to emulate the sounds of rain pattering from aperiodic to periodic in two parts, along with heating noises in two parts, and a clock ticking; compellingly structured accompaniment to your personal ambiance.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          


The Squid's Ear The Squid's Ear is Squidco's companion online magazine, featuring reviews of Squidco items from independent writers.

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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.


Goncalo Almeida / Rutger Zuydervelt:
(gusstaff records)

Michel Banabila / Stijn Huwels / Cok Van Vuuren :
One Moment In Time [CASSETTE]
(Tapu Records)

Marion Brown :
Three For Shepp to Gesprachsfetzen Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Caveira (Gomes / Sousa / Abras / Ferrandini):
Ficar Vivo [VINYL]

Devouring the Guilt (Bill Harris / Gerrit Hatcher / Eli Namay):
Not To Want To Say
(Kettle Hole Records)

Ghost Trees:
Intercept Method [2xLP VINYL]
(Future Recordings)

Ghost Trees:
Universal Topics [VINYL]
(Future Recordings)

Magnus Granberg (w/ Miki Maruta / Ko Ishikawa / Toshimaru Nakamura):
Come Down To Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth -- Revised Version For Sho, Koto, Prepared Piano And Electronic

(Umlaut Records)

Rosanna Gunnarson / Karin Johansson:
I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka

Karin Johansson / Finn Loxbo :

Karin Johansson / Finn Loxbo :
Vent [VINYL]

Karin Johansson / Lisen Rylander Love:
(Havtorn Records)

Clara Lai (Lai / Reviriego / Roca):
(Phonogram Unit)

Jose Lencastre (Genovese / Gress / Branco):
Safe In Your Own World
(Phonogram Unit)

Rob Mazurek:
(Clean Feed)

Sam Newsome / Max Johnson:
(Unbroken Sounds)

Rahma Quartet (Rasha Ragab / Christoph Nicolaus / Werner Dafeldecker / Lucio Capece) :
"Mercy Is Called Down By Mercy To The Last" Live

Cecil Taylor Unit (w/ Lyons / Silva / Cooper / Murray):
Live At Fat Tuesdays 1980 - First Visit Archive [CD + POSTCARDS]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

TGB (Carolino / Frazao / Delgado):
(Clean Feed)

Ruben Turba / Minami Saeki:
The Gift
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Peter Van Huffel's Callisto:
Meandering Demons
(Clean Feed)

Liba Villavecchia Trio (Reviriego / Trilla) + Luís Vicente:
(Clean Feed)

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