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SQUIDCO Email Update + Overstock Sale, October 27, 2023

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
October 27, 2023

"A solid grounding in the middle
Gives you more options on how to get to the extremes."
—Nate Wooley

   Essential Artists

• Altschul/Izenson/Robinson
• Axioms
• Roy Campbell/William Parker/Zen Matsuura
• Carl 666 Gustaf
• Ornette Coleman Trio
• DDK Trio (Jacques Demierre/Axel Dorner/Jonas Kocher)
• Kim Hwan Dae/Choi Sun Bae
• Leap Of Faith
• Annea Lockwood
• Jackie McLean
• Francisco Mela/Jonathan Reisin
• Minor/Traindl/Querlier/Lete/Regef
• Hedvig Mollestad Weejuns
• Toshimaru Nakamura/Tetuzi Akiyama
• Dave Sewelson/Stephen Moses/Jochem Van Dijk/Steve Holtje
• Florian Stoffner/John Butcher/Chris Corsano
• Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit
• Nate Wooley/Mutual Aid Music
• Rutger Zuydervelt

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

577 Records
Black Editions
Evil Clown
ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd

Pleasure of the Text Records
Rune Grammofon
thanatosis produktion



Squidco Overstock Sale

Our shelves are overcrowded, so what better time to run an Overstock Sale!? This weekend we're reducing the price on more than 125 albums — CDs, LPs & Cassettes — to our cost plus 10%. The albums are drawn from our Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, and Rock-Based forms, with some truly great albums in the selection.

Sales like these help us to continue to bring in new music and new additions to our catalog. So take a look through this great set of albums, but hurry! This sale ends Sunday, October 29th at midnight!

Click here to see our Overstock Sale!

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, October 29, 2023 at 23:59 EST, GMT-5.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Altschul / Izenson / Robinson: Stop Time

A rare meeting between three New York free jazz improvisers, organized by bassist David Izenzon (Perry Robinson Trio, Ornette Coleman, Bill Dixon) as a trio with Barry Altschul on drums and Perry Robinson on clarinet, performing four collective, free improvisations of reciprocal playing that brings joy and reflection into their wonderfully informed group sound.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Axioms: Abstract Intensions
(Evil Clown)

Arranged around the core of bassist Albey onBass and poet Jane SpokenWord, who were a part of Cecil Taylor's final trio, this spoken word, drummer-less ensemble from the Boston-based Axiom collective is a live quartet performance with David Peck on reeds, winds, percussion & electronics, and Glynic Lomon on cello and aquasonic, in an extended, eclectic and electric discourse.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Campbell, Roy / William Parker / Zen Matsuura: Visitation Of Spirits

A superb album of 80's free jazz with a warmly lyrical loft influence and filled with jazz reference, from the trio of late trumpeter Roy Campbell, also performing on flugelhorn & flute, late Japanese/NY drummer Takeshi Zen Matsuura and bassist William Parker, in a never-before issued performance at Boston-area Brandeis University for five expansive conversations.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Coleman, Ornette Trio: At The Golden Circle Stockholm, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing and remastering both volumes from saxophonist, trumpeter and violinist Ornette Coleman's 1966 Blue Note album of his 1965 performance at the Golden Circle in Stockholm, Sweden in a trio with double bassist David Izenzon and drummer Charles Moffett, two days of exceptional concerts and the first example of Ornette's violin playing on any recording.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

DDK Trio (Jacques Demierre / Axel Dorner / Jonas Kocher): A Right to Silence [3 CDs]

The trio of pianist Jacques Demierre, trumpeter Axel Dorner and accordionist Jonas Kocher recorded these live improvisations at Theatre Le Colombier in Les Cabannes, France, each performer then assembling a complete album selecting from the fourteen recordings, unique to each performer's aesthetic selection, sequencing and length, creating three distinct yet deeply attached albums.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $32.95      Listen          

Hwan, Kim Dae / Choi Sun Bae: Korean Fantasy

A live concert from 1999 at Aspirante, Hofu City, Yamaguchi, Japan between Korean improvisers Choi Sun Bae on trumpet & harmonica and Kim Dae Hwan on drums, both members of Kang Tae Hwan trio in their first duo, performing three dialogs with Hwan playing traditional Korean drums in a "one beat" style while Choi Sun Bae plays both electric and acoustic trumpet, including an extended solo section.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Leap Of Faith: Taxonomic Dilemma
(Evil Clown)

Looking to configure The Leap of Faith ensemble with a 3-horn front line, Boston wind & reed player and Evil Clown label leader David Peck recruited John Fugarino to perform on trumpet, slide trumpet & trombone, and surprisingly, Japanese pianist Keiichi Hashimoto, who also performs on trumpet, cornet & flugelhorn, with cellist Gylnis Lomon filling out the band for this dynamic, extended set.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

McLean, Jackie: One Step Beyond To New And Old Gospel, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Pushed on by new approaches to jazz as the be-bop era ended, alto saxophonist and composer Jackie McLean assembled a new quintet including soon-to-be Miles drummer Tony Williams to record One Step Beyond, here remastered and matched with his 1967 quintet album New and Old Gospel that included Ornette Coleman on trumpet and Coleman drummer Billy Higgins; two exceptional albums "revisited".
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Mela, Francisco / Jonathan Reisin: Earthquake
(577 Records)

A prime example of the saxophone and drum duo from Cuban/NY drummer/percussionist Francisco Mela, and Israeli saxophonist Jonathan Reisin performing on tenor and soprano saxophones, in five distinct free improvisations recorded at Berklee College Of Music in Boston, demonstrating profound technical skill and an exploratory attitude to their seismic interactions.
     Buy      $16.00      Listen          

Minor / Traindl / Querlier / Lete / Regef: Enfin La Mer

Two suites recorded in 1978 from the French improvising quintet of Jouk Minor on baritone saxophone & contrabass clarinet, Josef Traindl on trombone, Jean Querlier on alto saxophone, Christian Lete on drums and Dominique Regef on hurdy gurdy, two journeys guided by waves of drone from Regef's hurdy-gurdy as each player emerges and subsides in billows and surges of collective expression.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Nakamura, Toshimaru / Tetuzi Akiyama: Idiomatic Expressionism

A singularly beautiful and quirky album of electroacoustic improvisation from long-time collaborators and organizers of Japan's "Meeting at Off Site", Tetuzi Akiyama on acoustic guitar and Toshimaru Nakamura on no-input mixing board, their second duo album since 2009's Semi-Impressionism on the Spekk label, here recording in the studio for five dialogs of lovely eccentricity.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Sewelson, Dave / Stephen Moses / Jochem Van Dijk / Steve Holtje: Orca Uprising

As the availability of venues for free improv have dwindled through New York City, an emerging new "loft scene" has developed, one of them named simply Aron's Place, the home of Aron Namenwirth, whose 2023 series hosted the solid, free-wheeling quartet of Dave Sewelson on baritone saxophone, Stephen Moses on drums, Jochem van Dijk on electric bass and Steve Holtje on electric keyboard.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Stoffner, Florian / John Butcher / Chris Corsano: Braids
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

With incredible skill and nuance, using extended and stunning technique, and through intent listening of nearly telepathic communication, the trio of Florian Stoffner on guitar, John Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones and Chris Corsano on drums & half clarinet, perform seven subtle and detailed improvisations live at Le Singe, in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland in 2022.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: Mass Hysterism in Another Situation [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Black Editions)

Furious free improvisation fueled by dual electric guitars from Masayuki Takayanagi, leader of New Direction Unit, and Akira Iijima who provides walls of chaotic feedback, pushed on at high intensity by drummer/percussionist Hiroshi Yamazaki, captured in a 1983 live performance at Kid Ailack Hall in Toyko, remastered and reissued as a double 45RPM 12" gatefold album.
     Buy      $36.95      Listen          

Wooley, Nate / Mutual Aid Music: Four Experiments [4 CD BOX SET]
(Pleasure of the Text Records)

Engaging an expanded version of the ensemble from his Mutual Aid Music, trumpeter Nate Wooley provides scores for his players in various configuration that challenge concepts of group composition, instrumental sound and resonance, idealized tones and the human voice, the development of melody and harmony in compositions, &c.; performers include Wooley, Seymore Wright, John McCowen, Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Cory Smythe, Luke Stewart, Eric Wubbels, &c.
     Buy      $27.95      Listen          



Carl 666 Gustaf: Claim
(thanatosis produktion)

The album art represents the intensity of this Swedish duo's Industrial music, from keyboardist Carl Westholm (Carptree, Avatarium, Krux, Candlemass) and bass player Gustaf Hielm (Pain of Salvation, Meshuggah, Mats/Morgan, Tiamat, &c), using electronics, field recordings, pulsing rhythms and synthetics to develop a complex and dark world of menacing force.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Carl 666 Gustaf: Claim [VINYL]
(thanatosis produktion)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Lockwood, Annea: Glass World [CD & BOOK]

Twenty three succinct recordings sourced from glass and related objects--wine glasses, glass bulbs, water jars, glass rods, &c.--each allowed to resonate or sing its unique characteristics, released as a vinyl album in 1970 and here remastered by Lawrence English under the guidance of Annea Lockwood herself; a unique album opening a microcosm of richly translucent sound.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Zuydervelt, Rutger: Kaleiding (music for a performance by Lily&Janick)

Music by Dutch sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, for a performance by Lily Schlinker and Janick Kremer, known as the contemporary circus company Lily & Janick, this performance using light, reflections and new perspectives onto partner acrobatics performed over a long mirror to create hypnotic, kaleidoscopic images, aptly complemented in Zuydervelt's music.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          



Mollestad, Hedvig Weejuns: Weejuns
(Rune Grammofon)

A new trio from Norwegian improvising rock guitarist Hedvig Mollestad with Supersilent/Elephant9's Ståle Storløkken on bass and drummer Ole Mofjel, in a well-balanced album that brings to mind Crimson, ECM fusion or Mahavishnu/Miles, through a six live performances throughout Norway of burning interaction around introspective sonic environments.
Squidco Pick

     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.


Chiara Bacci / Nicola Lancerotti:
(Tsss Tapes)

Merche Blasco / Lucie Vitkova:
Anette [2 CDs]
(XI Records)

Rob Brown Quartet (Brown / Swell / Lightcap / Taylor):

Eventless Plot:
(Tsss Tapes)

(Evil Clown)

Magnus Granberg :
How Lonely Sits the City? (version for quartet)

Madison Greenstone :
Resonance Studies in Ecstatic Consciousness
(Relative Pitch)

Junji Hirose / Kazuo Imai / Darren Moore:
Be Quiet!!!

Junji Hirose / Otomo Yoshihide:

Joelle Leandre / Rodolphe Loubatiere:

Cecilia Lopez / Ingrid Laubrock:
(Relative Pitch)

Maggie Nicols / Matilda Rolfsson / Mark Wastell:
Semiotic Drift

Stephen O'Malley / Anthony Pateras:
Sept Duos Pour Guitare Acoustique & Piano Prepare [VINYL 2 LPS]

Lance Olsen Austin / Bruno Duplant:

Akira Sakata / Ken Ikeda:

(Evil Clown)

Turbulence Orchestra:
Trapped In A Whirl
(Evil Clown)

Maria Valencia:
Compendio de Alofonias Abisales
(Relative Pitch)

Mark Wastell:
Pre-Existing Commitments
(Hundred Years Gallery)

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