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SQUIDCO Email Update + 25% Off Cassette Sale, November 10, 2023

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 10, 2023

"I'm not a fan of genres,
And I think every piece of art
Has multiple influences and reference points."
—Tomas Fujiwara

   Essential Artists

• Jason Adasiewicz
• Alex Bonney/Paul Dunmall/Mark Sanders
• Marion Brown
• Rob Brown Quartet (Brown/Swell/Lightcap/Taylor)
• Scott Clark
• Fred Frith/Sudhu Tewari/Cenk Ergn
• Tomas Fujiwara (Fujiwara/Reid/Brennan)
• Madison Greenstone
• Catherine Lamb
• Longhand (Tony Wilson/Peder Long) with special guests Jesse and Josh Zubot
• Nickolas Mohanna
• Mali Obomsawin
• Lance Olsen Austin/Bruno Duplant
• Sick Boss (JP Carter/ Zubot/Lee/Schmidt/Meger/Gaucher)
• Turbulence Orchestra
• Mark Wastell
• Josh Zubot Strings

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Another Timbre
Carrier Records
Corbett vs. Dempsey
Drip Audio
Evil Clown

Hundred Years Gallery
Out Of Your Head Records
Relative Pitch
Run/Off Editions



Squidco Cassette Sale

Cassette tapes continue to be released at a surprising rate, and we find more and more albums on that format that fit our customer's interest, the majority of which come with a download code for convenience. To celebrate the persistence of this album format, starting today through the weekend all of our cassettes are on sale!

• Buy any cassette, take 25% off its price!

Click to See All Cassettes

Orders must be placed through our shopping cart, discount is shown on product pages and in shopping cart. In-stock items only. Order items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points. Sale ends Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 23:59 EST (GMT-5).


   Jazz & Improvisation

Adasiewicz, Jason: Roy's World [VINYL]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Titled for the film by Rob Christopher — Roy's World: Barry Gifford's Chicago, — whose soundtrack includes segments of this album, vibraphonist and composer Jason Adasiewicz's lyrically upbeat album is performed in a quintet with Chicago mainstays, Jonathan Doyle on saxophones, Josh Berman on cornet, Joshua Abrams on bass and Hamid Drake on drums.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Bonney, Alex / Paul Dunmall / Mark Sanders: The Beholder's Share

Joining long-time UK improvising collaborators, saxophonist Paul Dunmall and drummer Mark Sanders is London performer and engineer Alex Bonney performing on trumpet, modular synthesizer and laptop, the trio recording in the studio for three conversations of lyrically inclined electro-acoustic improv, Bonney's synthetics adding an alien aspect to sophisticated dialog.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Brown, Marion: Gesprachsfetzen & In Sommerhausen

Working with German jazz and "third stream" musician, vibraphonist & composer Gunter Hampel, New York alto saxophonist Marion Brown is heard in two live recordings from 1968 & 1969 in Munchen, Germany and Wurzburg, in quintet and sextet configurations with superb supporting musicians including Steve McCall (drums), Ambrose Jackson (trumpet), Daniel Laloux (bass) and Jeanne Lee (voice).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

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

Having met in William Parker's Little Huey Orchestra, long-time collaborators Rob Brown (saxophone & flute) and Steve Swell (trombone), along with Brown's longest improvising partner, double bassist Chris Lightcap, join with drummer Chad Taylor for an exemplary album of modern creative jazz through five Brown compositions and 4 collective improvisations.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Clark, Scott: Dawn & Dusk
(Out Of Your Head Records)

A stunningly beautiful suite from Richmond, VA drummer and composer Scott Clark, poetic songs rendered by Laura Ann Singh in a sextet with Bob Miller on trumpet, flugelhorn, J.C. Kuhl on bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, Michael McNeill on piano and Adam Hopkins on bass, in four sublimely passionately compositions presented in studio recording and live versions.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Clark, Scott: Dawn & Dusk [VINYL]
(Out Of Your Head Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

Frith, Fred / Sudhu Tewari / Cenk Ergn: Lock Me Up, Lock Me Down
(Carrier Records)

Recorded thirteen years before this release and rediscovered during pandemic lockdowns, the improvising and extremely open-minded trio of Fred Frith on electric guitar, Sudhu Tewari on percussion (or as credited, "recuperated junk") and Cenk Ergun on electronics recorded these seven superb improvisations in the studio at Expression College for Digital Arts, in Emeryville, CA.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Fujiwara, Tomas (Fujiwara / Reid / Brennan): Pith
(Out Of Your Head Records)

Drawing on the same trio heard on his RogueArt release, 7 Poets Trio, Boston-born Brooklyn-based composer and drummer Fujiwara presents a set of six sophisticated works along with one collective improvisation, utilizing the unique orchestration of vibraphonist Patricia Brennan and cellist Tomeka Reid to create a diverse set of highly rewarding recordings.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

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

Exploring the resonant properties inside a Bb clarinet caused by overtones, overblowing and other unusual reed techniques, Switch~ Ensemble clarinetist Madison Greenstone generates ten studies of extreme yet tremendously controlled anomalies on the single reed, each piece a masterwork of control in the extremities of unexpected sonic expression.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Obomsawin, Mali: Sweet Tooth [VINYL 180g]
(Out Of Your Head Records)

Wabanaki bassist, composer and songwriter Mali Obomsawin presents a compositional suite that highlights the art and culture of her people, binding together blues, jazz, hymns and folk songs with an ensemble of exceptional NY improvisers: Savannah Harris (drums), Miriam Elhajli (guitars, voice), Allison Burik (reeds), Noah Campbell (sax) and Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet & flugelhorn).
     Buy      $37.95      Listen          

Obomsawin, Mali: Sweet Tooth [VINYL SILVER]
(Out Of Your Head Records)

Silver colored vinyl edition of the album listed above.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Olsen, Lance Austin / Bruno Duplant: Coincidence

A single extended duo performance from improviser, composer and leader of the Infrequency Editions label, Lance Austin Olsen, performing on guitar, field recordings, wax cylinder recordings, MIDI organ & amplified objects, along with French pianist, composer and improviser Bruno Duplant, also credited with "sounds", a moody and tense work that meticulously uses innuendo and space.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Turbulence Orchestra: Trapped In A Whorl
(Evil Clown)

Turbulence is the extended horn section for the Boston collective Leap of Faith Orchestra, along with guests on other instruments, here in a large ensemble performance with Bonnie Kane (sax), Dennis Livingston (flute & winds), John Fugarino, Bob Moores & Eric Dahlman (trumpets), Duane Reed (double bell euphonium), with the rhythm section of John Loggia (drums) and Scott Samenfeld (bass).
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

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

During cellist and Confront label-leader Mark Wastell's 2022 residency at the East London Hundred Years Gallery he recorded four solo recordings, using his acutely creative approach to the strings in unique ways for each recording, which he then layered in the studio without edits to create this wildly and often psychedelically stochastic orchestral work.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Mohanna, Nickolas: Double Pendulum [VINYL]
(Run/Off Editions)

Improvisations from graphic scores that influence the structural framework for these five pieces from New York-based artist & composer Nickolas Mohanna, who uses a varied palette of percussive devices alongside electric guitar and computer, including hammered notes and brushed cymbals to create pulsing and immersive shapes that emerge and submerge in each floating work.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          



Longhand (Tony Wilson / Peder Long) with special guests Jesse and Josh Zubot: Plays Long
(Drip Audio)

Vancouver mainstay, guitarist and composer Tony Wilson leads Longhnad, performing the energetically twising and turning, genre-spanning music of composer and saxophonist Peder Long, a mentor to Wilson while studying at Malaspina College, in a band with Vancouver collaborators Russell Sholberg (bass), Skey Brooks (drums), Jesse Zubot (violin) and Joshua Zubot (violin).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Sick Boss (JP Carter/ Zubot / Lee / Schmidt / Meger / Gaucher): Businessless
(Drip Audio)

A wild improvising band from Vancouver in their 3rd release of episodic compositions based around instrumental rock forms, six "sick" and wide-ranging pieces that blend rock, jazz, chamber music and inventive forms in magnificent way, from JP Carter on trumpet, Joshua Zubot on violin, Peggy Lee on cello, Cole Schmidt on guitar, James Meger on bass, synths and Dan Gaucher on drums.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Lamb, Catherine: Parallaxis Forma
(Another Timbre)

Two works for voice and chamber orchestra performed by the UK Explore Ensemble under the direction of Nicholas Moroz, and a multi-tracked vocal work by Lotte Betts-Dean, rich and understated works of rich harmonics and atmospheric overtones composed by Catherine Lamb, placing phonetic vocals in space and ambiance, eschewing words for tone, texture and motion; mesmerizing.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Zubot, Josh Strings: Strings
(Drip Audio)

The debut of Vancouver & Montreal violinist Joshua Zubot's string ensemble with fellow violinists Jesse Zubot & Meredith Bates, cellist Peggy Lee and acoustic bassist James Meger, performing ten Zubot compositions informed by his involvement in diverse musical styles, each allowing room for improvisation as he takes the string ensemble into unique and unorthodox territory.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      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.


Armonicord (Querlier / Minor / Houari / Traindl):
Libres (Festival de Massy 26 Octobre 1975)
(Fou Records)

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

Seamus Cater:
A History of Musical Pitch
(Another Timbre)

Jean-Marc Foussat / Urs Leimgruber / Carlos "Zingaro":
L'Aile D'Icare
(Fou Records)

Jurg Frey / Apartment House:
String Trio
(Another Timbre)

Phillip Gayle:
Mammoth Flower
(Public Eyesore)

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

Catherine Lamb / Kristofer Svensson:
Translucent Harmonies - two duos for violin and viola, performed by andPlay
(Another Timbre)

Toshimaru Nakamura / David Lee Myers:
(Surface World)

Jessica Pavone:
(Out Of Your Head Records)

Maria Valencia:
Compendio de Alofonias Abisales
(Relative Pitch)

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