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SQUIDCO Email Update + Distribution Price Sale, June 14, 2024

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
June 14, 2024

"Jazz should be much less about stress on technical exhibitionism
And much more on emotional content."
—Booker Little

   Essential Artists

• Adena Quartet (Uchihashi/Ohta/Kawai/Sotoyama)
• Ahmed (Thomas/Grip/Gerbal/Wright)
• Clifford Allen
• Albert Ayler
• Daniel Carter/Matthew Putman/Federico Ughi
• Barry Chabala/Clara Byom/Muni Kulasinghe
• Caroline Davis/Wendy Eisenberg
• John Edwards/Emil Karlsen/Dominic Lash
• Jason Kahn/Alice Hui-Sheng Chang
• Jason Kahn/Ulrich Krieger
• Booker Little
• Simon Nabatov Quartet feat. Ralph Alessi
• Han-earl Park/Yorgos Dimitriadis/Camila Nebbia
• Mike Reed
• Maria Reich
• Dave Rempis/Tashi Dorji Duo
• Ernesto Rodrigues/Nuno Torres/Johannes von Buttlar

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

577 Records
Astral Spirits
Clean Feed
Creative Sources

ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd
Relative Pitch
Waveform Alphabet


     Frends of Squid Distribution Price Sale

This weekend we're reducing the retail price of more than 200 items to our distribution price, a significant savings on each. Many of these items have never been sold at a discount previously, and are drawn from our catalog of Jazz & Improvised Music, Contemporary Compositional, Experimental and Rock-Based forms. The sale started earlier this week for repeat Squidco customers who subscribe to our mailing list, and we're now opening the sale to the public with additional albums from our Contemporary Compositional category.

The items in this sale include , CDs, LPs, Cassettes & DVDs, selected from labels around the globe, including some of our most key artists and groups. Take a look through this great set of albums, but hurry! This sale ends Sunday, June 16th at midnight.

Click Here to see the list of 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, June 16th, 2024 at 23:59 EST, GMT-5.


   Jazz & Improvisation

Adena Quartet ( Kazuhisa Uchihashi / Keisuk Ohta / Shinobu Kawai / Akira Sotoyama): Adena Quartet

The first album from the Japanese improvising quartet of electric guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi (Altered States), cross-media violinist Keisuke Ohta, bassist Shinobu Kawai (Yoshihide Otomo Special Big Band, Akira Sakata) and drummer Akira Sotoyama (Tipographica, Koichi Matsukaze Quartet), in three avant jazz improvisations captured live at Knuttel House in Tokyo.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Ahmed (Thomas / Grip / Gerbal / Wright): Wood Blues [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Astral Spirits)

A rollicking album of hard blues from the أحمد [Ahmed] quartet of Pat Thomas on piano, Joel Grip on double bass, Antonin Gerbal on drums and Seymour Wright on alto saxophone, performing live in 2022 as part of the Counterflows Festival at The Glue Factory in Glasgow, for a hard driving, upbeat performance in front of an enthusiastic audience.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Allen, Clifford: Singularity Codex: Matthew Shipp On Rogueart [BOOK]

Restocked, lower price.
Clifford Allen frames the work of pianist Matthew Shipp and his collaborators through his work on the RogueArt label of 25 albums and a book with poet Steve Dalachinsky, providing insight and context into Shipp's music through photographs, essays and interviews with William Parker, Rob Brown, Whit Dickey, Joe Morris, Yuko Otomo, Michel Dorbon, and Jim Clouse.
     Buy      $23.95          

Ayler, Albert: Live Greenwich Village To Love Cry, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Bringing together two contrasting Impulse! albums from Aylers late 60's output: the exemplary free jazz release Live Greenwich Village in two sessions with core Ayler associates, brother Donald, Michael Sampson, Henry Grimes, Beaver Harris, &c.; then Ayler's challenging attempt to reach a more popular following in Love Cry, with Milford Graves taking the drummers chair.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Putman / Federico Ughi: Stream of a Dream
(577 Records)

After participating together in many groups over more than a decade, this is the first time these three improvisers and core performers on the 577 label--Daniel Carter on saxophone, trumpet & clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano and Federico Ughi on drums--have come together as a trio, captured live at the 2024 Forward Festival in Brooklyn for three extended, dexterous conversations.
     Buy      $16.00      Listen          

Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / Muni Kulasinghe: Kit & Caboodle

The collaboration between guitarist Barry Chabala and Clara Byom on clarinets and accordion is expanded through Chabala's audio samples and Byom's use of objects, as they join in a trio with Albuquerque violinist Muni Kulasinghe, also performing on objects, for seven distinctive, spaciously paced improvisations recorded live at The Sitting Room in Albuquerque, NM.
     Buy      $10.95      Listen          

Davis, Caroline / Wendy Eisenberg: Accept When [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

Based on a growing friendship and friendly improvisations developed between 2022 & '23, New York guitarist Wendy Eisenberg and saxophonist and activist Caroline Davis developed this set of ten songs--poignant, expressive, deeply personal, unconventional, illusory--performed with drummer Greg Saunier, reminding of the early Downtown NY scene in their confident fragility; beautiful.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Edwards, John / Emil Karlsen / Dominic Lash: Action Theory

A new take on the classic guitar, bass & drums trio line-up, bringing together three generations of improvising musicians--John Edwards on double bass, Emil Karlsen on drums and Dominic Lash, more typically a double bassist, here on a Telecaster electric guitar--in five studio recordings of great intensity and varying direction fueled by a minute attention to detail.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Kahn, Jason / Alice Hui-Sheng Chang: I Smile When The Sound Is Singing Through The Space

The second album from Swiss improviser Jason Kahn and Taiwanese experimental vocalist Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, in eight pieces of free vocal improvisation recorded during Jason Kahn's one-month artist residency in September 2023 at Ting Shuo Hear Say in Tainan, Taiwan, an unusual collaboration of idiosyncratic interactions using a wide spectrum of vocal techniques.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Kahn, Jason / Ulrich Krieger: Eternal City

Eccentric and engrossing electroacoustic improvisation between Jason Kahn on electronics and Ulrich Krieger using his "acoustic electronic" reed setup, performing on tenor saxophone, contrabass clarinet, and the 15th century double reed crumhorn, processed through his amplification system to create exotic textures and expressions; a truly unique set of dialogs.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Little, Booker: Out Front To And Friends, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

The lesser known hard bop trumpeter Booker Little died at just 23, but left a legacy in these two sextet albums that balance lyricism with freedom — Out Front and Booker Little and Friend — the former recorded with Eric Dophy and Max Roach, and the latter with George Coleman & Julian Priester, both albums with legendary players including Ron Carter, Reggie Workman, Art Davis, Don Friedman &c..
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Nabatov, Simon Quartet feat. Ralph Alessi: Lovely Music
(Clean Feed)

"Lovely" but also free to take some wild asides, Russian-American pianist Simon Nabatov's quintet with trumpeter Ralph Allessi, saxophonist Sebastian Gille, bassist David Helm and drummer Leif Berger pivots around melodic cores from Nabatov's alluring compositions as he explores themes of love, refraining from cloying approaches through sophisticated and often edgy direction for his players.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Park, Han-earl / Yorgos Dimitriadis / Camila Nebbia: Gonggong 225088
(Waveform Alphabet)

The project of Korean-American guitarist, improviser and composer Han-earl Park, Gonggong 225088 is his trio with Argentinian saxophonist, composer and visual artist Camila Nebbia, and Greek drummer, improviser and sound artist Yorgos Dimitriadis, in an album of collective improvisation that expands its percolating jazz roots with spacious moments of electronics and extended expression.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Reed, Mike: The Separatist Party
(Astral Spirits)

Transforming a sense of isolation and separation into exuberant and pointed expression, drummer Mike Reed brings together this hybrid sextet of Chicago players, including cornetist Ben LaMar Gay, poet and spoken word artist Marvin Tate (D-Settlement), and members of Bitchin Bajas (Rob Frye, Cooper Crain, and Dan Quinlivan), for 9 heartfelt, intensely passionate pieces.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Reed, Mike: The Separatist Party [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

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

Reich, Maria: Interdependenzen
(Relative Pitch)

Nine investigations on the violin and two on the viola from Berlin composer and improviser Maria I.J. Reich, developed during research into solo improvisation, yielding a unique set of timbres, textures and impetus between the musician and the body & bow of the instrument, influenced by the different locations recorded at and presented as captured; a truly fascinating exploration.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Rempis, Dave / Tashi Dorji Duo: Gnash

Beginning their tours as a duo in 2017 and expanded into the trio Kuzu, Bhutanese improvising guitarist Tashi Dorji and Chicago saxophone improviser Dave Rempis recorded these four exotically powerful dialogs after their 2023 tour, performing at The Sugar Maple, in Milwaukee, Rempis on multiple saxophones including the soprano sax that the late Mars Williams gifted to him.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Johannes von Buttlar: Cosmic Collision
(Creative Sources)

Frequent collaborators Ernesto Rodrigues on viola & crackle box and Nuno Torres on alto saxophone join with Berlin percussionist Johannes von Buttlar, a member of the Altered Forms Trio who have collaborated with Fred Frith, Raymond McDonald, &c., for four "Cosmic Collisions", highly interactive improvisations with impressive inertia and extraordinary technique.
     Buy      $15.95      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.


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(Relative Pitch)

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(Creative Sources)

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(Ramble Records)

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

Jessica Pavone:
Reverse Bloom
(Astral Spirits)

Kamil Piotrowicz / Erik Kimestad / Simon Albertsen:
The President
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Rotor (Rodrigues / Torres / Santos):
Impulses And Signals
(Creative Sources)

Sofia Salvo:
(Relative Pitch)

Christelle Sery / Jerome Descamps:
Te Ti'ama
(Clean Feed)

Symbolist (Flinn / Rodrigues / Carroll):
The Age Of Bronze
(Creative Sources)

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