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Lucas Niggli Sound of Serendipity Tentet:
Play! (Intakt)

Surprises abound with Lucas Niggli's approach to improvised composition, using 40 playing cards that his ten-piece ensemble, drawing on inspired performers from improvised, experimental and contemporary classical music, their game performed over three rounds, allowing an incredibly diverse set of approaches to reveal themselves on each unique track. ... Click to View

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

Michael Formanek's compositions run a wide range of styles and approaches to creative modern jazz, from flowing lyrical melodies to tense agitation in rapid runs, all anchored by Formanek's powerful bass and rendered with his Elusion Quartet of Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano sax, Kris Davis on piano and Ches Smith on drums & vibes; inventive jazz that continuously surprises. ... Click to View

Kris Davis:
Diatom Ribbons Live At The Village Vanguard [2 CDs] (Pyroclastic Records)

Two nights at the famed Village Vanguard from pianist Kris Davis' quintet with Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, Val Jeanty on turntables & electronics, Julian Lage on electric guitar and Trevor Dunn on basses; a thoroughly modern electric jazz group performing Davis originals, with references to Eric Dolphy, Conlon Nancarrow, Olivier Messiaen, Paul Bley, Sun Ra and Karlheinz Stockhausen. ... Click to View

Joris Ruhl:
Feuilles (Umlaut Records)

Clarinetist Xavier Charles, accordionist Jonas Kocher and percussionist Toma Gouband join French improviser Joris Ruhl for this extended improvisation of multiphonics, textures and timbres, evolving from subtle harmonics into vast waves of sound, pausing to punctuate with pointillist interaction, then expanding into dramatic waves of sound before carefully fading away; sublime. ... Click to View

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

Part of the 2022 trio tour of violinist Ernesto Rodrigues, cellist Guilherme Rodrigues and saxophonist Nuno Torres is this studio recording in Berlin with free jazz legendary pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and drummer/percussionist Willi Kellers, each of the 9 improvisations named for mythical beasts, appropriate to the fearsome force of these five masterful players. ... Click to View

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

Excellent pacing with introspective richness and detail through five improvisations, as US pianist Thollem McDonas joins Portugues improvisers Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Bruno Parrinha on alto clarinet, Flak on acoustic guitar and Jose Oliveira on percussion for this studio recording in Lisbon, each passage reflecting a word from the title; inspired and beautiful. ... Click to View

Madly You (Lazro / Zingaro / Leandre / Loves):
Madly You (Fou Records)

Reissuing the 2002 Potlatch release of this exceptional free improvising quartet of Daunik Lazro on alto & baritone saxophones, Carlos Alves "Zingaro" on violin, Joëlle Léandre on double bass and Paul Lovens on percussion & musical saw, some of the most notable of European improvisers captured live during the 2001 during the "Banlieues Bleues" Festival. ... Click to View

Jason Kahn:
All Along the Way [BOOK + CD] (Editions)

Swiss sound artist Jason Kahn chronicles his 37-solo concert tour through North America from the US to Canada, exploring the state of DIY experimental music scenes post-pandemic, including a CD of concert recordings in Portland and Chicago in 2022 using local radio and field recordings from each city, along with mod synths, tube amp, electromagnetic transducers and contact mics. ... Click to View

Turbulence Orchestra:
Find The Loophole (Evil Clown)

The extended horn section from the Boston collective Leap of Faith Orchestra is heard in this ensemble session with reeds and winds from David Peck and Michael Caglianone, and brass from Eric Dahlman, Bob Moores and John Fugarino on trumpets and Duane Reed on double bel euphonium, plus Jared Seabrook on drums and all members performing on the Evil Clown extended percussion arsenal. ... Click to View

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

Reuniting drummer Sydney Smart with Leap of Faith, the core duet from the Leap of Faith Orchestra of cellist Glynis Lomon and reed, wind & percussionist David Peck, in a sextet configuration of the†Boston collective band with Ellwood Epps on trumpet, Eric Zinman on keyboards, Joel Simches performing real-time signal processing, and Smart on a variety of exotic drums and gongs. ... Click to View

James Lewis 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. ... Click to View

James Lewis Brandon / Red Lily Quintet:
For Mahalia, With Love [VINYL 2 LPs] (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. ... Click to View

Matthew Shipp Trio:
Circular Temple (ESP-Disk)

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". ... Click to View

Matthew Shipp Trio:
Circular Temple [VINYL] (ESP-Disk)

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". ... Click to View

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

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. ... Click to View

Marie Kruttli:
Transparence (Intakt)

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. ... Click to View

Joe McPhee / 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! ... Click to View

Hedvig Mollestad :
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. ... Click to View

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. ... Click to View

Daunik Lazro / 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. ... Click to View

Joelle Leandre / 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. ... Click to View

Emmanuel Cremer :
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. ... Click to View

Kris Tiner / 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. ... Click to View

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. ... Click to View

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. ... Click to View

Morgan Evans-Weiler :
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. ... Click to View

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. ... Click to View

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. ... Click to View

Charles Mingus:
At Antibes 1960, Revisited (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Restoring and remastering the 1979 Atlantic album Mingus at Antibes from bassist & composer Charles Mingus, an extraordinary concert from the 1960 Antibes Jazz Festival with the masterful sextet of Eric Dolphy on alto sax & bass clarinet, Ted Curson on trumpet, Booker Ervin on tenor saxophone, and Dannie Richmond on drums, with Bud Powell or Mingus himself on piano. ... Click to View

CALATO / John Cage:
Variations + Four6 (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Calato, the quartet of Javier Areal Vélez, Jorge Espinal, Agustín Genoud and Pablo Verón based in Buenos Aires, formed in 2010 as an improvisation and experimental composition group exploring music notation and graphic scores in convergence with free improvisation, performing on prepared electric guitars, drums, sampler and amplified voice, here taking on two works by John Cage: Variations I-III, and Four6. ... Click to View

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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!


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Horace Silver Quintet
Live New York, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Recorded around the time of his most famous records, Song For My Father and The Cape Verdean Blues, lyrical hard bop/Blue Note pianist and composer Horace Silver's band is heard live at The Half Note in NYC and at "The Cork & Bib" on Long Island with his spectacular band including trumpeters Carmell Jones & Woody Shaw and saxophonist Joe Henderson.


Charles Mingus
At Antibes 1960, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Restoring and remastering the 1979 Atlantic album Mingus at Antibes from bassist & composer Charles Mingus, an extraordinary concert from the 1960 Antibes Jazz Festival with the masterful sextet of Eric Dolphy on alto sax & bass clarinet, Ted Curson on trumpet, Booker Ervin on tenor saxophone, and Dannie Richmond on drums, with Bud Powell or Mingus himself on piano.


Matthew Shipp
The Intrinsic Nature Of Shipp
(Mahakala Music)

Recording in the studio in NYC in 2023, pianist Matthew Shipp presents ten concise improvisations, forcefully powerful statements from energetic complexities to contemplatively inventive abstractions, at times explicitly referencing jazz tradition with an innate lyricism, at times bulldozing through tradition to create something uniquely Shipp.


Don Cherry
Where Is Brooklyn? & Eternal Rhythm Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing two albums showing trumpeter Don Cherry's musical evolution through the 1960s, recorded two years apart--Where is Brooklyn from NY in 1966, and Eternal Rhythm recorded in Germany in 1968--demonstrating the development of his style from Ornette-influenced free jazz into music influenced by Northern Indian music and the percussion of Southeast Asia.


Andrew Hill
Point Of Departure To Compulsion!!!!!
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Remastering pianist Andrew Hill's distinct and exemplary albums issued on Blue Note Records in 1965 & 1967: Point of Departure, illustrating Hill's complex and exciting compositions in a front line with Eric Dolphy, Joe Henderson, Kenny Dorham and Tony Williams & Richard Davis; and the percussively rich Compulsion with John Gilmore, Freddie Hubbard, Cecil McBee, & Joe Chambers.


Daniel Carter / Leo Genovese / William Parker / Francisco Mela
Shine Hear, Vol. 1 [VINYL]
(577 Records)

Inspired by a poem Carter wrote about New York's interminable motion, the quartet of Daniel Carter on saxophone, Leo Genovese on piano, William Parker on bass, Gralla & Shakuhachi and Francisco Mela on drums & voice, turn in an ecstatic album of exotic collective improvisation in this first of two planned volumes from an excellent studio session.


Bill Dixon w/ Archie Shepp, 7-Tette and Orchestra
Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing three essential album from trumpeter Bill Dixon's work in the 60's, first his 1962 album with saxophonist Archie Shepp in configurations of trio & quartet; then Dixon's septet album from 1964 in two compositions; and his orchestra album from 1967, showing the evolution of the trumpeter's work, approach to soloing, and his unique sense of orchestration.


Joe Morris
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)

Joe Morris wrote this book to discuss aspects of free music, including responses to his questionnaire written by Joe McPhee, William Parker, Jamie Saft, Ken Vandermark, Marilyn Crispell, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, Matthew Shipp, &c.


John Butcher / Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble
Fathom
(577 Records)

The debut for UK saxophonist John Butcher on 577 Records is this exemplary 2021 live recording at Cafe OTO in London by the quartet of Butcher on tenor and soprano saxophones, Pat Thomas on piano, Dominic Lash on double bass and Steve Noble on drums, four of the UK's leading free improvisers demonstrating their prodigious abilities in concentrated conversation.


Don Cherry
Complete Communion & Symphony For Improvisers, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Following a 1964 Albert Ayler tour, trumpeter Don Cherry remained in Europe, working on new concepts of improvising based on form itself, developing his concepts with saxophonist Gato Barbieri, vibraphonist Karl Berger & bassist J.F. Jenny Clark, composing two brilliant albums: 1966's Communion with Barbieri, Henry Grimes & Ed Blackwell; and in 1967 Symphony for Improvisers as a septet.


Miles Davis Quintet
2nd Sessions 1956, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Recorded in the same October 1956 Rudy Van Gelder sessions that are heard on Miles Davis' Cookin' and Steamin' albums, these alternate takes with his quintet of John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on double bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums give us a unique view on the consistency and strength of the famous and foundational hard bop band.


AMM (Rowe / Prevost + Tilbury)
Last Calls
(Matchless)

To celebrate drummer/percussionist Eddie Prévost's 80th birthday, Café Oto hosted four concerts once a week in June, 2022, each a differing configuration from Prévost's history; this final concert reconvened for an extended improvisation between Prévost & guitarist Keith Rowe, with a "Postscript" from pianist John Tilbury recorded at his home in January, 2023.


Albert Ayler Quintet
At Slugs' Saloon 1966, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Combining the two Italian ESP/BASE LPs from 1982 and the 1995 ESP reissues, this spectacular concert with perhaps Ayler's most essential band--Ayler on tenor sax, Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, Lewis Worrell on double bass and Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums--is fully remastered to bring out more details from the complete, ecstatic 1966 concert.


Miles Davis Quintet (w/ Coltrane / Kelly / Chambers / Cobb)
Live Europe 1960, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Culled from two concerts on Norman Granz's Spring 1960 European tour, Miles' seminal 50s band was on the point of dissolution, Coltrane soon to leave to form his own classic quartet, and the distinction between the old and new is evident in Coltrane's expansive and intricate soloing over standards and Kind of Blue material including "So What" or "On Green Dolphin Street".


Thelonious Monk
Celebrating 75 Years Of His First Recordings
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

The foundational work of composer and pianist Thelonious Monk is heard in these six remastered studio sessions for Blue Note Records recorded between 1947 to 1952, performing twenty three original compositions in bands from trios to sextets with a who's who of emerging jazz leaders including Art Blakey, Max Roach, Lou Donaldson, Kenny Dorham, and Milt Jackson.


Miles Davis Quintets
Stockholm 1967 & 1969 Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Two live recordings from Miles Davis in the 1960s, first from Stockholm in 1967 with the classic 60s quintet of Miles, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams; then two years later also in Stockholm with the "Lost Quintet" of Miles, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette, pushing new directions with tracks including "Bitches Brew".


George Russell
Ezz-thetics & The Stratus Seekers, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Essential to any collection charting the transition from Birth of the Cool era jazz to the modern explosion of harmonic and compositional forms, are pianist George Russell's two most essential albums from 1961 & 1962--Ezz-thetics and The Stratus Seekers--in a sextet & septet including Eric Dolphy, Don Elliss, Steve Swallow, &c., remastered to reveal their vital clarity.


Cecil Taylor (w/ Lyons / Dixon / Grimes / Silva / Cyrille)
With (Exit) To Student Studies, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Changing approaches to his music with new quartet of Jimmy Lyons on alto sax, Alan Silva on double bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums, pianist Cecil Taylor's incredible 1966 concert in Paris presented four extended compositions, here remastered and reissued with a track from a compilation LP--"With (Exit)"--extending his quartet with Bill Dixon on trumpet and Henry Grimes on double bass.


Joelle Leandre / 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.


Fred Anderson Quartet (Anderson / Brimfield / Drake / Hayrod)
Milwaukee Tapes Vol. 2
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

An original member of the AACM and owner & director of the Velvet Lounge jazz club leading Chicago's free and experimental music scenes, and a mentor to countless young jazz musicians, tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson is heard in the counterpart to the 2000 Unheard Music Series album, The Milwaukee Tapes, this 2nd unissued volume of material from the same 1980 concert.


Axel Dorner / Allemano, Lina
Aphelia
(Relative Pitch)

Bringing together two exceptional trumpeters approaching their instruments in innovative ways--Berlin trumpeter Axel Dorner and Toronto trumpeter Lina Alleman--in duos and virtual ensembles, each of the eight improvisations titled for lesser-known, smaller celestial bodies, the album title referring to the furthest distance an object achieves while orbiting the sun.


Paul Bley Trio
Touching & Blood, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing two essential and innovative piano trio albums: Paul Bley Trio's 1965 album Touching with Bley on piano, Kent Carter on double bass and Barry Altschul on drums, plus the title track from the 1967 Bley album In Haarlem - Blood with Altschul and Mark Levinson taking the double bass roll, performing compositions by Paul Bley, Carla Bley and Annette Peacock.


Anthony Williams (w/ Shorter / Rivers / Hancock / Hutcherson / Carter / Davis / Peacock)
Life Time & Spring, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Remastering & reissuing drummer Anthony Williams first two albums: Life Time was recorded for Blue Note shortly after joining the Miles Davis Quintet, employing two bassists--Richard Davis and Gary Peacock--along with mentor Sam Rivers and Davis alumni Herbie Hancock & Ron Carter; Spring reflects the new freedom of 60s jazz in a quintet with both Wayne Shorter & Sam Rivers.


Lionel Hampton Orchestra 1958
The Mess Is Here, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

An influence on the next generation of small band and bop players, vibraphonist and Band Leader Lionel Hampton's programs included both crowd-pleasers and sophisticatedly complex sections, heard here in this 1958 studio recording from Stuttgart, Germany while touring Europe, Ghana and Israel with his exceptional band expanded by three German jazz musicians.


Harri Sjostrom / Erhard Hirt / Philipp Wachsman / Paul Lytton
Especially For You
(Bead)

A concert recording on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Einstein Kultur in Munich from the quartet of Erhard Hirt on guitar & computer and Paul Lytton on drums, percussion & objects (half of the Quartet XPACT) plus Harri Sjostrom on soprano & sopranino saxophones and Philipp Wachsmann on violin & electronics, presenting a remarkable set of collective ea-improvisations.



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• "Great service! Squidco was both fast and professional, and product was absolutely pristine."-R.A., September 19, 2022

• "All great as usual--very dependable safe shipping-been a customer for years and years!"-E.Z., September 16, 2022

• "This deal was great! I got this record super-fast in fantastic packaging. A+++"-R.O., August 30, 2022

• "One of the greatest companies out there- I've been buying from the for many years -always top-notch!"-E.Z., August 28, 2022

• "Hello. Records had arrived safe and sound at my address. It's a pleasure to deal with you. "-T.O., August 27, 2022

• "Item in great shape, great communication with this vendor, and crazy quick shipping to boot. Highly recommended, happy squid customer here. Thanks much!!"-M.S., July 25, 2022

• "Prompt shipping, well packed and items as described. Great selection of music available. Thank you!"-S.M., June 8, 2022

• "Fast and safe shipping, amazing selection of free music."-R.B., June 5, 2022

• "Prompt and professional transaction with excellent handling and packaging. Thank you."-J.C., May 25, 2022

• "Ideal. And Squidco knows that Digipaks need to be shipped with care for their digital customers, just like vinyl."-D.B., May 1, 2022

• "Great customer service! Items were all nicely packaged and arrived quickly. So good to work with a courteous and professional seller. "-S.O., April 13, 2022

• "Lightning fast transaction and reasonable price on an item I've wanted for awhile."-E.H., March 28, 2022

• "Excellents produits, envoie rapide. Merci."-P.D., March 21, 2022

• "Excellent packaging with an immediate response and shipping. Very professional service."-D.K., March 3, 2022

• "Straight Business! Packed tight and shipped right!"-C.B., February 25, 2022

• "Superb as always!! The Disneyland for for cutting edge music!! 25 stars every time!!"-R.H., February 18, 2022

• "And although I've said it before, thanks for keeping the sounds and unusual music alive!"-E.H., January 27, 2022

• "I just want to follow up and commend your team for your excellent service and order fulfillment. I was very impressed with the speed at which I received the shipping confirmation, how it was packaged on arrival, and of course, the selection you offer."-K.N., January 4, 2022

• "Perfect packing, immediate shipping (like, minutes after payment) and super professional communication. What else can you ask for?!"-K.M.L., January 3, 2022

• "EXCELLENT seller! Arrived quickly and safely packed. just as described. Thanks!!!"-T.M., January 1, 2022

• "A message from the south west of France to let you know I got my cds yesterday. It took 21 days and the records are excellent as usual. I would like to thank you again for the opportunity to make this music with such diversity and excellence available. As you may know 90 per cent of the records you sell cannot be found anywhere in France."-M.K., December 17, 2021

• "Fast service. CD arrived in perfect condition. Thank you for being a great source for this hard-to-find music!"-M.K., November 5, 2021

• "All went well, great communication, prompt shipping , packed perfectly. CDís arrived as described. Highly Recommended!!!!"-A.C., November 4, 2021

• "Order received today. Thank you for smart service."-L.G., October 18, 2021

• " If in doubt, SquidCo have you covered. Always a reliable seller. Been buying from them since they started in the early 00s."-R.B., October 4, 2021

• "#1 in the experimental and improvised with 5 star service"-E.B.S., September 18, 2021

• "I just love Squidco! Always quick to ship and carefully packed."-S.S., September 3, 2021

• "Thanks for a very positive transaction and quick delivery. Of course I love purchasing from Squidco."-N.K., September 2, 2021

• "Easy transaction, fabulous customer service."-D.S., August 16, 2021

• "Item came today and everything looks great - outstanding packaging!"-W.L., August 2, 2021

• "Absolutely flawless, rapid, careful service by this seller! Five stars."-A.L., July 8, 2021

• "This is the exactly mint condition as Squidco said. It was really faithfully packaged. I'm happy I could get this hard to find excellent music cd at reasonable price."-H.H., June 30, 2021

• "All excellent: packaging, delivery and description of item."-N.B., June 14, 2021

• "I am prepared to say that Squidco is the BEST online vendor for music cd's etc that I have ever used. The excellence of their service is astounding."-B.R., May 21, 2021

• "Super fast shipment, article arrived in superb shape. Immaculately packed! Very kind communication w/seller. Everything adds to the following conclusion: PERFECT!"-H.B., April 20, 2021

• "Very grateful to you for the album and wonderful service you provide. Professional from start to finish, greatly appreciated. Buyers, support in full confidence."-N.J., April 17, 2021

• "Excellent seller. lightning fast. great shipping packaging."-M.B., April 13, 2021

• "Item in perfect condition, extremely fast shipping and packed with care. Buy with absolute confidence!"-M.B., March 31, 2021

• "Thanks again for your patience in dealing with my issue and for continuing to provide first-class online access to rewarding recordings."-G.H., March 24, 2021

• "Squidco is easily one of my favorite sellers. If the music they sell is what you're interested in, they provide excellent service."-J.G., February 22, 2021

• "The item arrived significantly early and was well packed for shipment. Squidco is becoming one of my favorite vendors for their selection and care in packaging. Thanks!"-R.D.L., February 17, 2021

• "Todo muy muy bien excelente vendedor muchas gracias por todo. Saludos"-E.B., January 14, 2021

• "Quick response, great communication & super-fast shipping. I'm a repeat customer because of their excellent service."-T.F., January 11, 2021

• "Great service. Everything is perfect and great courtesy. Excellent seller highly recommended. Happy new year. Thanks"-M.N., January 7, 2021

• "Sick tape, awesome seller, quick shipping!! A+"-W.G., January 2, 2021

• "It arrived today safely and intact. I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to this creative work of art already today. Squidco are excellent at sourcing the kind of avant- garde music I love. I shall definitely order from them in future."-N.H., December 9, 2020

• "Thank you for your fantastic service. One of the few uplifting things this year, and it makes a difference. Noticed and very much appreciated. Peace."-J.P., November 14, 2020

• "Great Seller! Quick delivery, well-packaged CD, and great price! Very Highly Recommended! Thank You!"-P.F., October 24, 2020

• "Helpful, personable communication. Answered all of my questions with kindness. Well shipped, product as expected. Thank you!"-C.B., October 7, 2020

• "I received my order today - from North Carolina all the way to Oregon. I wanted to say: thank you! The ezz-thetics titles arrived in two layers of bubble wrap - very kind of you. I'll be ordering more titles from this label (when they're released) from you."-J.C., October 3, 2020

• "USA to Europe expensive? No, Squidco makes it possible, thanks a lot!"-N.R., September 30, 2020



• "As always, excellent service from this vendor. Fast response and quick shipment. Safe, secure packaging. Item in described condition."-J.H., September 21, 2020



• "I received the package a few days ago. I noted it was packed with love and I appreciate the service."-S.W., September 18, 2020



• "LPs arrived quickly, well packed for transit, and in their listed conditions (new). Wonderful selection and editorial descriptions. Thanks for the music!"-M.M., September 5, 2020



• "Arrived in the mail today. Incredibly fast shipping. Great packaging. Thank you."-J.M., August 14, 2020



• "You guys are a pleasure to do business with!"-R.S., August 10, 2020



• "Awesome seller! If you love jazz, you've got to check these guys out!"-J.S., August 6, 2020



• "Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Buy with confidence from this trusted, reliable seller!"-R.D.S., July 26, 2020



• "Squidco are heroes, somehow they are still able to post great music all around the world, cheaply and quickly! "-S.O., July 19, 2020



• "Item shipped out quickly, arrived quickly. transaction was seamless and hassle free. Seller and album are highly recommended. Thank you."-M.L., July 9, 2020



• "Love this store - amazing selection and shipping!"-S.F., June 20, 2020



• "Thank you so much. This kind of service is great and, I have found, unusual."-C.I., June 19, 2020



• "Flawless transaction, prompt delvery, and book just as promised -- thanks!"-N.C., June 15, 2020



• "Fast shipping with Disc & Sleeve in excellent condition. A+ Seller. Highly recommend. Many thanks and cheers from Milwaukee! "-S.T., June 13, 2020



• "Vinyl record arrived promptly, properly packed and in Mint condition. Iím completely satisfied with my purchase. Thanks so much!"-S.E., June 11, 2020



• "Received item 3 days before estimated, wrapped up beautifully. Will definitely be searching for Squidco stuff in the future!"-L.L., June 8, 2020



• "Tutto perfetto! AAA+++"-S.L., May 28, 2020



• "Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Items arrived in pristine condition. Highly recommended seller!"-R.D.S., May 22, 2020



• "Keep up promoting the music, what you do is important."-Y.C., May 7, 2020



• "Both items sealed and in mint condition... lightening fast delivery... great seller"-J.L., May 2, 2020



• "Love your shop and the work you do making all this unique music available. I look forward to future orders."-S.W., April 28, 2020



• "Excellent experience. My shipment was delayed due to a glitch at USPS and Squidco was very helpful in resolving the issue. Thanks!"-J.O., April 23, 2020



• "Shipping faster than the speed of light, quality item as described. (Wow!) Trusted seller! Thanks, Linda."-L.B., March 29, 2020



• "Quality as good as stated. Professional handling of the order. Overall satisfied with the order and the delivery. Good"-M.P., March 27, 2020



• "Excellent service - I am a multiple repeat customer!"-T.F., March 23, 2020



• "Great box set, as described and with lightning fast shipping. The Squid delivers.....A+++++ seller. Many thanks!!!"-K.B., March 17, 2020



• "Quick, well packed, accurate descriptions."-K.V., March 13, 2020



• "Yeah, it was waiting on me when I got home yesterday. Y'all are quick. "-J.H., March 10, 2020



• "Excellent and superfast service!! Will buy from again!"-D.B., February 28, 2020



• "Shipped quickly from one of the best businesses on the web!"-P.S., February 14, 2020



• "Been listening to some fantastic music this weekend thanks to you!"-P.C., February 9, 2020



• "Perfect. Fast reply and handling of the order, fast dispatch, fast delivery, smooth transaction, CDs very well protected, sealed and in perfect condition. Very pleased with this recommended seller, thanks a lot"-G.V.B., January 26, 2020



• "Tip top seller! Keep coming back for more..."-J.N., January 10, 2020



• "awesome seller! fast shipping!! as described!!!!! BUYYYYYYYYYYY"-E.L., January 4, 2020



• "CD as described, carefully packaged, promptly mailed. Thanks!"-G.S., December 31, 2019



• "Fast service, item in perfect condition. I would definitely buy from them again! :)"-L.W., December 16, 2019



• "A very pleasant transaction, many thanks indeed!"-W.R., December 5, 2019



• "My sale arrived this morning. Thank you so much for how well it was packaged and for getting it to me in such a timely manner."-M.O., November 25, 2019



• "Excellent! Items arrived quickly and in perfect condition; THANKS!"-T.D., November 20, 2019



• "Quick delivery. packaged extremely well. great price. tks."-D.S., October 31, 2019



• "I really appreciate your commitment to offer overseas customers like me the opportunity to get such exquisite records at fair prices and otherwise unavailable. Listening to this contemporary jazz or free music is an ear-opener and always a delightful experience. What more can I say nothing compares to Squidco"-F.F., October 1, 2019



• "All good with the sale - prompt shipment and as described. so nice that there's a shop dedicated to this kind of music. very much appreciated!"-M.O., September 16, 2019



• "Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Buy with confidence from this reliable seller!"-R.E.D., September 5, 2019



• "Squidco is a top notch seller. Huge selection of avant-garde music +. Super quick shipping. Thanks."-G.B., August 22, 2019



• "Quick, efficient service. Product as described. Superb transaction."-G.B.J., August 8, 2019



• "Just wanted to say how stoked I was to discover your shop (virtually, at least). I'm a free improvisational guitar player and have been looking for a place to buy physical copies of a lot of the music that I currently have digitally. Needless to say, your store is one of the few single repositories around for free improv, creative music and new music."-R.M., August 6, 2019



• "Superb as always!! Buy with complete confidence!! My indispensable source!!"-R.H., Augusts 3, 2019



• "You guys are the best! The order arrived in 3 days and really had the Thurston Moore backorder. I truly didn’t think there would be any left."-P.F., July 23, 2019



• "A+++ seller. Fast, professional service. I am pleased with every aspect of this transaction and would buy from this seller again without hesitation."-D.L., July 5, 2019



• "Quick and safe shipping, excellent item, superb seller!"-N.B., June 20, 2019



• "All aspects of transaction handled efficiently and flawlessly, including effective packaging and useful communications. 100% satisfied with Squidco and Discogs performance!"-C.P., June 2, 2019



• "Excellent service. Fine packing. Excellent communication. top seller."-tt, May 23, 2019



• "Well packaged, prompt shipping and great communication; will gladly shop this seller again. Happy customer!"-D.M., May 8, 2019



• "Super sonic seller"-M.S., April 25, 2019



• "Mint item shipped quickly and professionally. Always reliable Squidco."-G.V., April 17, 2019



• "Fast flawless transaction, shipped with tracking"-D.K., April 12, 2019



• "Prompt & timely shipping. The cd is as-described in the listing. "-J.K., April 4, 2019



• "Just showed up today! 5 stars for squidco"-J.B., March 23, 2019



• "Super quick turnaround. Item arrived in perfect condition. Would definitely order again from them!"-J.S., March 22, 2019



• "Item delivered in mint condition, with original shrink wrap, well protected! Very fast and professional service! Squidco also has excellent selection and I fully intend to purchase more items from them. Very warmly recommended!"-A.B., February 6, 2019



• "Some of the best customer service ever - thank you so much!"-F.M., February 23, 2019



• "You do great work down there. Keep it up!"-J.W., February 22, 2019



• "Had hard time getting this cd from other sources but Squidco did me a solid. Fast service and in great condition. Thanx. "-G.F, February 6, 2019



• "Fast shipping. Excellent experience!"-A.M, February 1, 2019



• "The dankest tunes at the tastiest prices. This record was not easy to track down but they had it! Huzzah!"-E.F, January 8, 2019



• "CD received this morning ,well packed , in great condition .Thank you very much."-J.G, January 2, 2019



• "Fast, flawless transaction, well packaged, shipped quickly with tracking number, good communication"-D.K, November 23, 2018



• "I want to thank you for your excellent customer service. I love your musical business proposal, I think it is very important to value music from the art sound perspective."-F.V, November 15, 2018



• "Quick arrival and seller super helpful and responsive."-G., October 30, 2018



• "Thanks! All cassettes in mint condition and download codes working!"-J.P., October 20, 2018



• "Superb as always!! Buy with complete confidence!! Always a 25-star seller!!"-R.H., October 1, 2018



• "Fast flawless transaction, perfectly packaged, arrived in mint condition, good communication."-D.K., September 26, 2018



• "I prefer going through Sqidders (as y'all are affectionately known in my household) when I can!"-S.S., September 25, 2018



• "I have just received an unsubscribe notice, but I did not intentionally unsubscribe from your mailing list. Just wanted to let you know I still love you (and will place an order shortly)."-M.P.D., September 7, 2018



• "Exemplary service: CDs arrived very fast and in new/sealed condition. Highly recommend!"-J.G., August 20, 2018



• "25 Stars every time!! My Number 1 choice!!"-R.A.H., August 20, 2018



• "Prompt fulfillment, and nicely packaged, too. Now that I know about this more esoteric "record shop", shopping for tunes will be a joy."-B.J., August 14, 2018



• "Awesome place to shop! Shipped within the week domestically. Will place another order next paycheck. "-B.S., August 9, 2018



• "Highly recommended seller, items as described, ultra fast service with great attention with the package, very friendly and a pleasure to deal with, many thanks! Will come back!"-M.V., July 30, 2018



• "Top seller. Item as described, fast response, excellent packaging."-C.S., July 22, 2018



• "Fast, great communication. Would purchase from Squidco again."-B.H., July 17, 2018



• "Recommended seller. Prompt and professional service, item=description, and packaged for safe shipping. Much appreciated."-T.R., July 3, 2018



• "Alles bestens, danke!"-D.J., July 2, 2018



• "The CD arrived much faster than I expected and in perfect condition. I'm very pleased with the service provided."-T.H., June 29, 2018



• "First purchase from this seller. Very happy with the process. Item arrived safely. Packaging was excellent and very strong. Item was as described and seller provided great communication."-I.E., May 31, 2018



• "Just want to say thanks for the prompt shipping and speedy delivery to Australia of my order, great work."-R.C., May 31, 2018



• "Extremely helpful seller, and very nice to do business with. Recommended!"-L.H., May 30, 2018



• "All went well. Speedy shipping and very well packed. Highly Recommended !!!!!"-A.C., May 18, 2018



• "Professional service from an excellent seller. Items=description and shipped in robust packaging for safe delivery. Much appreciated."-T.R., May 16, 2018



• "I appriciate your quick and polite response."-Y.M., May 13, 2018



• "Excellent seller ! with good products and a nice communication ! All good ! thank you very much !"-J.G., May 3, 2018



• "Always quick shipping. Comprehensive catalogue."-G.B., April 26, 2018



• "Item arrived quickly and well packed. I will definitely buy from this seller again. thanks!"-E.C., April 13, 2018



• "Excellent service - item received promptly and exactly as described! I’d definitely buy from this seller again."-D.F., March 28, 2018



• "Excellent. Well prepared for shipping. As described. Superb five star seller."-D.B., March 23, 2018



• "Swift service and very well packaged!! Many thanks!! :-)"-S.P., March 18, 2018



• "Always a great experience buying from SquidCo :)"-J.A., March 12, 2018



• "Excellent! Thanks Squidward! "-M.S., February 27, 2018



• "Amazing value shipped the day after I ordered this top-rated CD as listed in the Penguin guide to jazz CDs. It arrived in two days, beautifully wrapped, a 30-year-old classic, a timeless piece of free jazz sold by people who love the avant garde [...]"-G.F., February 19, 2018



• "Very quick response and service, and very polite! The record was well-packaged and arrived in great condition."-L.S., February 16, 2018



• "Also, congratulations on the 15th anniversary. I've been a customer for years now, though not as frequently as I'd like. Your store is really an oasis."-N.O., January 23, 2018



• "Item in great shape as advertised. careful packing and speedy dispatch. would order from Squidco again in a snap."-D.A., December 29, 2017



• "Perfect in all respects - great price, lower shipping charges to Canada than most US sellers, arrived unscathed within one week. Thanks."-S.K., December 26, 2017



• "The CD arrived promptly and in the condition specified. Squidco has a great collection of experimental music, many thanks."-H.R., December 20, 2017



• "GroOoOoOvVvVvVyYyYyYyYyYyYYYyy!!!!!!"-A.G.T., December 15, 2017



• "Excellent communication, item came exactly as described, speed and packaging top notch! Thanks!!!!!!!"-M.H., December 12, 2017



• "Mighty mollusk and champion cephalopod! Thanks for another smooth, high quality transaction."-T.R., December 10, 2017



• "Highly recommended seller. Friendly communication, sturdy packaging, item exactly as described."-P.J., December 6, 2017



• "Duck daddy-o, why blow clams at Paramecium music, when you can lose frogskin with Squidco!"-S.G., November 16, 2017



• "I'm glad that there's a place in the U.S. stocks this kind of music. Great website, by the way, endlessly informative. It's obvious you enjoy and are engaged with what you do."-R.P., November 15, 2017



• "Excellent seller. Fast and careful shipping."-R.O., November 10, 2017



• "Again a prompt delivery in v good condition. All questions answered. Excellent service: thanks!"-S.C., November 7, 2017



• "Just to let you know that my order arrived today in perfect condition...very well packaged...thanks so much for the items!"-B.Z., October 27, 2017



• "Great communication, CD as described, immediate shipping. Thanks"-M.L., October 21, 2017



• "excellent transaction, courteous response. highly recommended. Thank you!!!"-K.I., October 4, 2017



• "Outstanding service! My CD arrived earlier than expected, and was shipped in an ultra secure package! SquidCo is a top class company! Thank you so much!"-K.D., September 25, 2017



• "2000% Great! A++++++++++++ / Thanks!"-J.W., September 19, 2017



• "Great scarce cd. Packed safe and arrived lightning fast. I would definite do more business with squidco - and you gotta love that name!"-G.S., September 15, 2017



• "Bomb-proof packaging, quickly billed and delivered, and in great shape. All positive. "-M.J., August 3, 2017



• "These are THE pros... Fast, fair, and perfect condition... Oh, and did I mention fast?!"-R.W., July 7, 2017



• "Another perfect transaction. Always a pleasure dealing with the Squid"-S.P.S., June 30, 2017



• "As always, the order was shipped promptly and all items were in mint condition as specified. It's such a pleasure doing business with this seller."-T.F., June 6, 2017



• "Wonderfully quick service, with a large and quirky inventory!"-J.L., May 27, 2017



• "As always with Squidco, great selection, good prices, instantaneous shipping--everything a buyer should expect from a great seller."-T.M., May 4, 2017



• "Your package arrived safely. Thank you for the careful packing!"-M.W., May 3, 2017



• "100% positive experience.....super package...!"-J.P.G., April 20, 2017



• "Shipped the same day as order was placed. Extremely professional. I will be ordering again! Thanks!"-J.N., April 12, 2017



• "Very reliable seller. Great distributor of avantgarde music. Keep up the good work!"-T.M., March 24, 2017



• [On receiving reward points] "Thanks. A nice surprise! Squidco does a great job and offers some interesting music, so thanks."-D.K., March 20, 2017



• "Item in perfect shape, exactly as described by the seller, and it was shipped quickly, arriving ahead of the estimated delivery dates. Great service overall from a vendor I am always happy to be a repeat customer of. Thanks Much!!"-M.C.S., March 6, 2017



• "You guys are so fast! Top marks, again."-S.O, February 28, 2017



• "What I ordered was promptly delivered, safely wrapped, and I'm enjoying the music. Thanks for your vigilance."-G.Y, February 18, 2017



• "Very good seller,responds to messages very quick and clear with explanation and a good adviser for shipping of which I am happy with."-S.M, February 15, 2017



• "CD showed up quick & in perfect condition. Second time I've purchased from this seller. Absolutely recommend. "-S.C.S., February 5, 2017



• "Item as described, quickly shipped and very well packaged. Excellent experience with this seller."-T.F., January 19, 2017



• "As always, Squidco delivers promptly and with excellent merchandise."-R.S.W., January 12, 2017



• "Got this [Borbetomagus LP] and ''torturing the saxophone'' on the same day. My ears have been totally cleansed! Thank you!"-M.S., December 29, 2016



• "The CD arrived earlier than anticipated and was in perfect condition. I would definitely buy from Squidco again. In addition, the purchase prompted my checking out their very interesting & informative website."-W.M.N., December 28, 2016



• "Excellent! Professional service and very speedy order preparation. Item was pristine and exactly as described. Fantastic price. Highly recommended."-W.G., December 18, 2016



• "very very fast delivery...they even beat Amazon by a couple days....would use again... "-R.J.Y., December 10, 2016



• "Well, that was quick! Thanks for the fast service!. "-D.B., December 1, 2016



• "Quick dispatch and delivery to the UK. CD in excellent condition, as described by the seller. "-Mrs. F-N., December 1, 2016



• "Another excellent transaction. Squidco is just the best; tracking, fast processing, expertly-curated selection of music. What I'm thankful for. "-C. G., November 24, 2016



• "Sparkling new CD (just as described), great price and fast delivery! Always liked squids -- glad to see they've organized."-J.S.J., November 25, 2016



• "I would just like to say that my orders arrived promptly and safely (well packaged). Of course, the music is superb."-J.C.G., November 24, 2016



• "Everything was excellent! Great packaging, fast shipping. Items exactly as described. Thank you!"-G.R., November 21, 2016



• "Great item! Great price! Superfast shipping!"-S.K., October 27, 2016



• "Great seller and service,brilliant!"-T.K., October 10, 2016



• "Squidco is truly a great CD store. Thanks Phil and staff!"-B.Z., October 10, 2016



• "Quick dispatch and delivery to the UK. A used CD in excellent condition."-M.F., September 27, 2016



• "EXCELLENCE....Super fast..Super perfect....♫♫."-G.K., September 21, 2016



• "CD was impeccably packed, shipped immediately & arrived exactly as described. Always a pleasure to do business with this excellent seller!"-S.D., August 16, 2016



• "Item arrived SUPER quickly, packaged very well, and was as described. Consummate pros in the music sales biz, would recommend to any/every one! A+ transaction...."-N.Z., August 15, 2016



• "While I have your attention, I just want to say you guys are the best! I've bought a lot of music from you that is hard if not impossible to find. And your clips of the music are an added plus. Please stay in business a long time."-F.A., August 8, 2016



• "Item was very well packed and protected. Came sooner than promised. Fantastic seller who I highly recommend. Thanks for the great service!"-D.H.C., July 29, 2016



• "That was fast!"-G.L., July 29, 2016



• "Great timing and secure packaging. Disc came with a complimentary jewel case since the one that previously contained the disc had a crack in it."-A.F., July 23, 2016



• "Thank you for the excellent and recommendable service."-M.O., July 20, 2016



• "These people are geniuses. Could not be happier. Crazy website, too."-C.M., July 16, 2016



• "Excellent customer service. Seller contacted me to ensure they sent the correct item. Item was very well packaged for shipping."-P.M., July 3, 2016



• "Item arrived on June 2, 2016, one day before EST! Very nicely packed and in perfect condition."-S.K., June 10, 2016



• "Man, you folks are scary good at what you do!"-R.W., May 18, 2016



• "Wow! Lightning fast shipping! Bulletproof packaging! Amazing seller! "-B.M., April 21, 2016



• "Amazingly fast shipping, completely professional transaction, perfect!"-S.S., April 8, 2016



• "Very fast (n bulbous), thank you Squid (eating dough)! "-T.G., March 11, 2016



• "Outstanding customer service, careful packaging of the items ordered, immediate shipment, and items arrived in brand new condition. A superb professional seller who is highly recommended for their vast selection of international experimental, avant-garde, and outre musique. Je vous salut le calmar! Excellent"-A.B., March 17, 2016



• "Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed getting so much great stuff from you guys. I love it and will keep ordering as much as I can !!!! "-P.B., March 8, 2016



• "Thanks for the rapid fire shipment and careful packing of my order which I received today. Very best regards and - Long live the Squid!."-A.B., March 3, 2016



• "Best distro in the nation. Clear communication and rapid speed shipping. Absolute best."-C.D., February 20, 2016



• "I've never experience service this quick and efficient. Everything from price to packaging is exceptional."-E.S., February 16, 2016



• "CD as described, carefully packaged, promptly mailed. Thanks! I won't hesitate to buy from this seller in the future."-G.S., February 6, 2016



• "Super fast turn around. One of the most consistent sellers around. Thank you!"-S.D., January 15, 2016



• "Awesome. Faster than a sack of oiled up snakes with the shipping. Excellent! Thanks!"-J.S., January 9, 2016



• "Today I received my order. Everything was perfect and it was a pretty quick shipment considering that we are an ocean apart :). Thanks a lot, and if there are any review sites that I can share my great experience with your store, let me know. I will happily do it!"-D.P., January 8, 2016



• "Squidco: fantastic selection of hard to find music... great prices, speedy service! 5/5 "-P.M., December 4, 2015



• "Here today. Wish everyone's shipping was this fast."-L.H., November 25, 2015



• "My order was processed promptly and packaged safely. I wish more online sellers would take the trouble to package CDs in plastic jewel cases as well as Squidco does. "-R.B., November 19, 2015



• "Shipped like a goddamn pro. Buy this man a beer (and some of his records)."-C.D., November 12, 2015



• "As always- one of the very best sellers! Excellent item, packing, and speed of shipping."-T.G., November 5, 2015



• "Great record packed well. Will be ordering again in the future."-F.M., October 29, 2015



• "I have bought items from this seller several times and they have always been quick and efficient."-S.A., October 21, 2015



• "I have been checking your website out since I started getting into the avant garde/electronic/improvised music. You truly are a godsend for those of us who hunger for music on the outer fringes. Thank you.."-A.J., September 21, 2015



• "Thanks again for all your support and congrats again for this unique and Incredible store."-E.L.C., September 19, 2015



• "Top class seller, quick delivery to UK, very well packed, top condition, very pleased, recommended."-J.B., July 29, 2015



• "Thank you for your stellar service to the creative improvised arts community. Also, your website design and functionality is A+."-P.G., July 20, 2015



• "Excellent service! Fast shipment! Any small business that specializes in supporting artists and labels who's music fall far from the category of "commercial" is automatically commendable. Thanks!"-M.A., July 10, 2015



• "Squidco, your service was beyond awesome. The CD arrived two days after I ordered it, and it was in flawless condition. Thank you!"-R.S., July 10, 2015



• "Absurdly fast shipping, fantastic packaging. Perfect buying experience."-E.S., June 3, 2015



• "very fast service...thanks to Squidco for offering hard-to-find avant jazz and composed music...a great resource."-S.E.G., May 24, 2015



• "Just wanted to thank you guys for properly sending my LP. Such a fun album. I'm always worried when buying through discogs or private sellers on Amazon, but folks like you who know how to properly package and ship the vinyl are, unfortunately, pretty damn hard to come by."-M.H., May 21, 2015



• "Thank you for being there, and for being such a wonderful resource. Squidco's service is always excellent in my experience."-J.S., May 10, 2015



• "I really appreciated the exemplary service provided by this seller. Squidco is a stellar example of what makes working with small businesses so much more of a rewarding experience than working with megacorporate behemoths like Amazon. Thanks!"-Z.H., May 4, 2015



• "The CDs arrived quickly and were well packaged. The discs played flawlessly. I would order from Squidco again."-M.N., March 27, 2015



• "Listening to the third disc as I type. My enjoyment of the music is exceeded only by my gratitude for your help in delivering this to my door. Many thanks"-G.G., March 20, 2015



• "Fantastic! The order arrived well protected and much faster than the arrival date given. It is always a joy to actually find dealers who know how to mail music, be it CDs or LPs. And it is especially thrilling in this day of dubious descriptions to find a dealer who actually describes the state the item is actually in! Bravo to Squidco! "-A.P., March 9, 2015



• "Got here ahead of schedule, and carefully double-bubble-wrapped. Great!."-E.H., March 4, 2015



• "CD shipped quickly, well packed and as described."-A.K., February 21, 2015



• "Great seller. Answered my question right away so I bought the album. It was delivered very quickly. I would highly recommend them and will eventually buy from them again since they have the odd stuff I'm looking for. "-B.R., December 26, 2014



• "Thank you for quick Service and a perfect CD... arrived in a few days and was securely packaged. CD is pristine and played wonderfully without any problems. A Top Notch Dealer I will be very happy to purchase from in the future...."-D.E., November 4, 2014



• "I have also very much appreciated ordering things over the years from Squidco. You folks have been nothing but great, and I'll certainly be ordering from you again really soon."-K.M., October 10, 2014



• "Provided super fast shipment, accurate transaction, perfect packing, completed quality control, amazing and curious selection for their stocks, ANYTIME you want !!!!!!"-T.M., September 16, 2014



• "I would just like to say thank you for the quick shipping, etc. I guess I'm conditioned to the "discogs/ebay" mailorder process of feedback leaving, etc. and had to write some kind of response to having received my item. Thanks again and I will definitely be buying from you guys in the future. Anyway, thank you for the fast service, and great selection of interesting items...."-N.Z., September 16, 2014



• "Super quick shipment, perfect packing and quality control, and accurate transaction ! Thank you so much !!!!"-T.M., August 22, 2014



• "Thanks you are very friendly!"-G.E.G.G, August 15, 2014



• "Awesome, thanks for the quick shipping and super-fair shipping cost!"-AM, June 20, 2014



• "Marvelous CD + Professional and Courteous Seller + Expertly Packaeged Prompt Delivery = My Thanks!!"-AA, June 3, 2014



• "Smooth transaction and fast shipping! Seller knows how to pack a record well to boot! Thanks for helping pry open my third eye just bit further, Squidco!!!"-CM, April 14, 2014



• "I bow before the mighty & majestic SQUIDCO!"-SG, March 14, 2014



• "Your website and the service you provide from it is a real boon for people interested in contemporary, improvised music. The performers you cover enables a clear view regarding the current ethos as well as its history. I'm sure I'm not alone in bearing a deep appreciation for this and the integrity it embraces.!"-PT, March 18, 2014



• "Thank you folks for supporting great music by exceptional artists! And thank you for your great customer service.!"-RC, February 18, 2014



• "EXCELLENCE! VERY happy with cd, it's condition, packaging, and shipping speed!"-RL, February 9, 2014



• "Thanks for the super quick shipping. Disc arrived fine as usual. Until next time!"-RD, February 7, 2014



• "Super fast shipping. This literally went cross-country to me in one weekend-and I didn't even buy the two-day shipping option! It arrived in perfect condition. Thanks for stocking such great and hard to find music."-SA, January 16, 2014



• "This was a very quick, early delivered, securely packaged and nicely priced transaction of a difficult to find CD. Thank you!!!"-JAO, December 28, 2013



• "Good god you guys are fast!"-DC, December 12, 2013



• "...thank you for awesome, consistent service!"-JL, November 15, 2013



• "Squidco Sales is the best mail order company I have ever dealt with. Great prices, reasonable shipping costs and quick shipping. And they truly only list what they have in stock. A++"-CC, October 26, 2013



• "I'm a new customer and want to let you know I really appreciate the excellent customer service."-D.D. August 3, 2013



• "I received my cd of the Convergence Quarter this afternoon and I am impressed with your service. Fast shipping and extremely well packed. Even a personal thank you from Kevin. Great work folks and the very best to all."-P.M. May 16, 2013



• "Quick delivery from an excellent vendor. Great selection of hard to find music. I have ordered from them in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Excellent seller in every way."-G.H. April 29, 2013



• "Good lawd you guys are fast! My order arrived almost exactly 48 hours after I placed it. And all three products are in excellent condition (as opposed to netflix disc that looks like its been through the laundry). Thanks ! "-P.F. April 4, 2013



• "As always, thanks so much for the careful packing!"-M.W. March 25, 2013



• "You guys are great. Thanks!!"-L.H. March 15, 2013



• "Thanks again for your courtesy and professionalism! Best regards"-E.Q. February 11, 2013



• ":) ...you folks are the best! Respect."-J.L. February 8, 2013



• "Order arrived today. Congratulations on 10 years in business. I appreciate
your commitment to distributing interesting and provocative music while
providing great service, regardless of the size of the order. Wishing you
continued success"-G.G., January 7, 2013



• "Just did first order w/ you. FAST. Having trouble w other online sellers of this backwards, noisy crap so look out for big order soon."-S.H., December 6, 2012



• "Just want to thank you for the quick delivery of my recent order. I just ordered Yatagarasu by Brotzmann, and received it yesterday."-G.R., November 30, 2012



• "Thank you for your response, it's appreciated. I'll take the time to say that you are the best place to shop avant garde music. And more over, your service is impeccable. Long live Squidco."-C.L., August 9, 2012



• "Just a quick note of thanks for getting out my order so quickly, ordered Tuesday, CDs playing in the machine Thursday, again thanks."-W.S., May 3, 2012



• "Gawd you people are some kinda fast down there! My order (Thurs. PM) was found in our mailbox at noon Saturday! Great music, great service-can't be beat! Take care til next month when I can do it again."-P.F., April 30, 2012



• "Thanks for the e-mail. I appreciate the update and also appreciate the nice sale that you had this past weekend. [...] It is really nice to get so much music for so few dollars. Thanks for running a great store."-K.C., April 23, 2012



• "Thank you very much..love all the music you list..very hard to find such material here in Toronto..will continue shopping."-J.K., February 14, 2012



• "These arrived UK today. You provide such a great service, great stock choice and such quick despatch."-M.B., January 26, 2012



• "It's always a pleasure dealing with you, Phil."-S.W., January 25, 2012



• "The CD arrived today in an immaculate condition. Thank you."-P.R. (Poland), January 3, 2012



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