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Keith Tippett / Matthew Bourne:
Aeolian [2 CDs] (Discus)

Two generations of remarkable pianists--Keith Tippets and Matthew Bourne--performed a series of two-piano concerts between 2017 and 2019, also recording in the studio, as heard in this 2-CD release, the first a set of consequential piano duos recorded at Leeds Conservatoire in 2019, the 2nd disc a live performance at Daylight Music at Union Chapel, London, Tippetts' final public performance. ... Click to View


Takatsuki Trio Quartet w/ Tobias Delius / Alex Dorner:
Berliner Quartette (Orbit577)

The Berlin-based collective Takatsuki Trio of Rieko Okuda on piano, Antti Virtaranta on double bass and Joshua Weitzel on guitar & Shamisen are expanded to a Quartett in two extended live sets at Berlins' Kuhlspot Social Club in 2020, first in an expansive set with trumpeter Axel Dorner, and then an intensely active set with tenor saxophonist & clarinetist Tobias Delius. ... Click to View


The Remote Viewers :
The Remote Code [3 CDs] (Remote Viewers)

Three CDs of three concerts at London's Iklecktik Club, presenting primarily compositions by David Petts plus collective improvisations, from Adrian Northover, David Petts, Caroline Kraabel and Sue Lynch on saxophones, John Edwards on bass and Rosa Theodora on piano, with Northover, Edwards & Petts adding percussion and electronics to their cryptically rich music. ... Click to View


New Rumours And Other Noises (Ada Rave / Nicolas Chentaroli / Raoul van der Weide):
The Moonlight Nightcall (Casco Records)

The debut of the Amsterdam-based trio of Argentinian pianist Nicolas Chientaroli and saxophonist & clarinetist Ada Rave with Dutch bassist Raoul van der Weide, all three using preparations, objects and voice to extend their unique approach to instant composition, heard in eight succinct, animated and sometimes eccentric dialogs recorded at BIMHuis. ... Click to View


Xavier Pamplona Septet:
Play The (Casco Records)

Initiating his Netherlands-based ensemble in 2016, contrabassist Raoul van der Weide assembles younger musicians, alongside Michael Moore for one piece, orchestrated up to a septet performing a dizzying and joyfully fun array of original compositions including pieces from ICP composers Bert Koppelaar, Guus Janssen and Tristan Honsinger, and a piece from Fred Katz. ... Click to View


Homei Yanagawa:
Homura (Armageddon Nova)

Two extended pieces of solo free improvisation from Japanese alto saxophonist Homei Yanagawa, aka Yoshinori Yanagawa, who regularly performs solo, releasing this album 30 years after his first solo album in 1991, Ground and Figure, here recording in the studio for confidently active and diverse approaches to solo expression; engaging and absorbing work. ... Click to View


The Pitch (Baltschun / Nutters / Joh / Thieke):
KM28 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Tripticks Tapes)

The Pitch is the Berlin quartet of Boris Baltschun on JI organ &, sines, Koen Nutters on upright bass, Morten Joh on JI electric vibes & cassette tape delay and Michael Thieke on clarinet, performing at Karl-Marx-Strasse 28 as they break off into solos, duos and trios to create spaciously reflective electroacoustic music of indirect melodic warmth and development; gorgeous. ... Click to View


An PEK Solo Orchestra of PEKs:
Prisms (Evil Clown)

The first "Orchestra of PEKS" album to feature Tim Kaiser's recent electro-acoustic instrument, this multi-track solo recording also introduces multi-wind / multi-instrumentalist David Peck's new West African Kora, in a wild electroacoustic set performed on a dizzying array of reeds, winds, strings, electronics, metallic percussion, wood percussion, sirens and thunder tube. ... Click to View


Rodrigo Amado / This Is Our Language Quartet:
Let The Free Be Men (Trost Records)

Referencing Ornette Coleman in the group name, Portuguese tenor saxophonist engages three US free jazz players--legendary saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee, double bassist Kent Kessler and drummer Chris Corsano--for this 2017 concert at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, capturing four exemplary, at times explosive, and always tightly interactive collective improvisations. ... Click to View


Mofaya! (John Dikeman / Jaimie Branch / Luke Stewart / Aleksandar Skoric):
Like One Long Dream (Trost Records)

A fiery record of collective free improvisation from the Mofaya! Quartet of American saxophonist based in The Netherlands John Dikeman, Chicago trumpeter Jaimie Branch, US East Coast bassist Luke Stewart and Slovenian drummer Aleksandar Skoric, recording live at Roze Tanker in Amsterdam for three exhilarating improvisations that embody US & European Free Jazz forms. ... Click to View


Lee Ranaldo / Jim Jarmusch / Marc Urselli / Balazs Pandi:
Churning of the Ocean (Trost Records)

Dark, often unsettling and rich in detail and innuendo, bassist Marc Urselli brings together this quartet with Lee Ranaldo on guitar, pedals & bells, Jim Jarmusch on guitars, pedals & synth, and Balazs Pandi on drums for their second album of sublimely tension-filled improvisation, patiently building to stealthy momentum and retreating back into night. ... Click to View


Eunhye Jeong:
Nolda (ESP Disk)

The title referring to the Korean word for "play" in a sense of transcending physical reality without abandoning it, pianist Eunhye Jeong, aka Chi-Da, presents a playful and free-flowing enjoyment in nine original compositions, revealing discerning experience and a nimble approach to her instrument as she explores a diverse range of moods through impressive technical skill. ... Click to View


SuperKlang (Aurier / Lemetre):
SuperKlang (Umlaut Records)

An effusive album of violin and percussion, fueled by the Iranian zarb drum and augmented with an eclectic mix of frame drums, nyckelharp and Tibetan bowls, from the French duo of violinist Frederic Aurier and percussionist Sylvain Lemetre, both trained classical musicians drawn to jazz forms, their duo an eclectically enjoyable blend of experimental and danceable, joyful music. ... Click to View


Umlaut Big Band:
Mary's Ideas [2 CDs] (Umlaut Records)

Rare and newly discovered works from jazz composer and pianist Mary Lou Williams performed by the Umlaut Big Band in their series of portraits of forgotten jazz artist, here taking a broad look at the prodigious career of this essential and gifted pianist, composer & arranger, whose influence on swing and early be-bop deserves this fitting and inclusive overview. ... Click to View


As If 3 (Bommel / Weide / Janssen):
Klinkklaar (Casco Records)

Bassist Raoul van der Weide formed this sophisticated Dutch piano trio with pianist Frank van Bommel and drummer Wim Janssen (the latter two part of Guus Janssen's trio) exploring instant composition in a variety of conceptual approaches, including richly lyrical music, darkly mysterious environments, and spirited and inventive interplay; an accomplished and encompassing album. ... Click to View


ISM:
Japanese Flower [VINYL] (Umlaut Records)

The ISM trio brings together Berlin, UK and Paris improvisers Antonin Gerbal (drums), Pat Thomas (piano) and Joel Grip (double bass) for their second album since 2015, recording live at Tokyo's Knuttel House in 2018 for two extended improvisations, collective pieces that unfold from lyrical beginning into tightly packed exchanges of exhilarating blooms. ... Click to View


Graham Dunning / Edward Lucas:
End Of A Cable [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Tsss Tapes)

A series of unusual improvisations between London free improvising trombonist Edward Lucas (Hyperion Ensemble, London Experimental Ensemble) and experimental sound artist, turntablist & percussionist Graham Dunning, merging acoustic sources with controlled feedback, objects and field recordings, pressed to dubplate to create these engagingly strange and concise dialogs. ... Click to View


Marcus Schmickler :
Sky Dice / Mapping the Studio [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD] (Editions Mego)

Two major works designed for multi-channel sound projections from electronic composer Marcus Schmickler: "Sky Dice / Mapping the Studio", a work for ARP 2500, Publison DHM89B, Publison Infernal Machine and Computer, premiered at Donaueschinger Tage fur Neue Musik in 2018; "Fortuna Ribbon" a 6-part work based on spatial hearing and auditory otoacoustic distortions. ... Click to View


Sean Conly:
The Buzz (577 Records)

A mix of lyrical, free and traditional compositions, the majority from leader, New York bassist Sean Conly, along with pieces from long-time collaborator Michael Attias, Sam Rivers and Paul Motian, performed in the piano trio format with drummer Francisco Mela and pianist Leo Genovese, in a great balance of jazz steeped in tradition but living fully in the present. ... Click to View


Sean Conly:
The Buzz [VINYL] (577 Records)

A mix of lyrical, free and traditional compositions, the majority from leader, New York bassist Sean Conly, along with pieces from long-time collaborator Michael Attias, Sam Rivers and Paul Motian, performed in the piano trio format with drummer Francisco Mela and pianist Leo Genovese, a great balance of jazz steeped in tradition but living fully in the present. ... Click to View


James Lewis Brandon / Red Lily Quintet (w / William Parker/ Chad Taylor / Kirk Knuffke / Chris Hoffman):
Jesup Wagon [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD] (Tao Forms)

Led by tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and peformed by his Red Lily Quintet with Kirk Knuffke on cornet, William Parker on bass & gimbri, Christopher Hoffman on cello and Chad Taylor on drums & mbira, Lewis' work explores and reflects on the legacy of scientist George Washington Carver through 7 remarkable free jazz compositions. ... Click to View


Violeta Garcia / Emilie Girard-Charest:
Impermanence (Inexhaustible Editions/Tour De Bras)

Slippery confluence to taut string friction in the duo of Argentinian cellist & improviser Violeta Garcia and Quebec cellist Emilie Girard-Charest, both bringing impressive improvisational resumes and classical grounding to their uniquely informed dialogs, heard in a five part album exploring a remarkable range of technical skill and expression. ... Click to View


Modelbau (Frans de Waard):
Qonrad [CASSETTE] (Aubjects)

Using prepared re-recorded cassettes, iPad apps, sound effects, laptop, shortwave radio, small synthesizers, ancient 2bit sampling device, all recorded on the spot without multi-tracking or extensive post-editing, Frans de Waard's 2017 Modelbau release presents 22 concise recordings of joyfully quirky electronic expression, from Kraftwerkian sound to curious peculiarity; wonderful. ... Click to View


Anne-Francoise Jacques / Tim Olive:
Bistre [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Tsss Tapes)

The fourth release from the long-standing sonic research duo of Montreal sound artist Anne-F Jacques, who uses "rotating devices" based around small amplified motors, and Montreal ex-patriot living in Kobe, Japan Tim Olive (845 Audio), using magnetic pickups on objects and self-built instruments, here in six richly detailed and sometimes curiously menacing recordings. ... Click to View


Kevin Corcoran / Giacomo Salis / Paolo Sanna:
Sul Filo [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Tsss Tapes)

Initiating like a jet shaking the sky, the trio of Kevin Corcoran on percussion & objects, Giacomo Salis on percussion, objects & field recordings and Paolo Sanna on percussion & objects create otherworldly sonic environments that project collapsing and ringing events above often turbulent foundations, creating side-long journeys that engage through mysterious and surmisable sound. ... Click to View


Preliminary Saturation (de Turck / Jaspers / Smolders):
You Are The Universe (Moving Furniture)

In 2004, sound artist Jos Smolders released his Textures and Mobiles album on the CONV label; so taken by the sound, which is based on dtmf and ccitt tones generated by phones and pure sine waves, the Preliminary Saturation duo of Steffan de Turck and Wouter Jaspers created these three diverse edits and remixes of the album, one for a live performance at Smolder's 2006 birthday party. ... Click to View


Preliminary Saturation (Wouter Jaspers / Steffan de Turck):
Summer Breeze [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Muzan Editions)

Two large works of sound from frequent collaborators, Dutch sound artist and experimenter Steffan de Turck (aka Staplerfahrer) and Netherlands sonic innovator Wouter Jaspers, the first piece contrasting music-box synthetic melodies with deep drone and noise; the second a dark work of haunting properties that evolves to a spectral whisper of submerged voice. ... Click to View


Wadada Smith Leo / Henry Kaiser / Alex Varty:
Pacifica Koral Reef (577 Records)

Interpreting trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's Ankhrasmation graphic score--the term joining the Egyptian symbol for life, the Ethiopian word for leader and the universal term for mother--Smith and guitarists Alex Varty & Henry Kaiser use the rich combination of visual cues and musical notation to record this rapturous and unduplicable album of profound and engaging improvisation. ... Click to View


Palu Berner / Michael Moore:
Amulet [2 CDs] (Ramboy)

More uncommon than than the sax/drum duo format, reedist Michael Moore performs on clarinet and Paul Berner on contrabass, releasing this double CD of intimately recorded duos, an eclectic mix of standards and original compositions in a lovely and engaging set of lyrical and succinct expression from two eloquent and passionate improvisers. ... Click to View


John Zorn:
Chaos Magick (Tzadik)

"Chaos Magick" is a contemporary magical practice based on the ideas of Austin Osman Spare, influencing the work of William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, and Aleister Crowley, and here inspiring the compositions of John Zorn for his Simulacrum ensemble of Kenny Grohowski on drums & percussion, Matt Hollenberg on electric guitar, Brian Marsella on electric piano and John Medeski on organ. ... Click to View

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Squidco Top 40 by Customer Orders

Top Sellers in Squidco's catalog added in 2020 and listed in alphabetic order. We consider this our most important list for the year, as it speaks from the community of our customers about what they are really interested in and listening to.

Wadada Smith Leo / Henry Kaiser / Alex Varty
Pacifica Koral Reef
(577 Records)

Interpreting trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's Ankhrasmation graphic score--the term joining the Egyptian symbol for life, the Ethiopian word for leader and the universal term for mother--Smith and guitarists Alex Varty & Henry Kaiser use the rich combination of visual cues and musical notation to record this rapturous and unduplicable album of profound and engaging improvisation.


Sean Conly
The Buzz [VINYL]
(577 Records)

A mix of lyrical, free and traditional compositions, the majority from leader, New York bassist Sean Conly, along with pieces from long-time collaborator Michael Attias, Sam Rivers and Paul Motian, performed in the piano trio format with drummer Francisco Mela and pianist Leo Genovese, a great balance of jazz steeped in tradition but living fully in the present.


Cecil Taylor & Sunny Murray
Corona
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Beginning with an 8-member vocal incantation led by Taylor himself, this incredible reunion concert between pianist Cecil Taylor and drummer Sunny Murray was recorded by the FMP label in 1996 at the Total Music Meeting in Podewil, Berlin, an incredible display of pyrotechnical playing with an exultant excitement through three "sector" improvisations; extraordinary!


John Coltrane
Chasin The Trane, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

The 4-night engagement at the Village Vanguard in November 1961 with sidemen Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Jimmy Garrison & Elvin Jones resulted in saxophonist John Coltrane's 1962 "Live at the Village Vanguard" album, his evolving freedom surprisingly divisive and even decried as "anti-jazz", here reissued and remastered with a bonus version of "Spiritual".


Evan Parker Electroacoustic Quartet
Concert in Iwaki
(Uchimizu Records)

Requested to organize a Japanese tour focused on the electroacoustic aspects of Evan Parker's work, the saxophonist distilled his larger Electracoustic Ensemble to the quartet of himself, Paul Lytton on percussion & live electronics, Joel Ryan on computer and Lawrence Casserley on signal processing, heard here in the resonant space of the Iwaki City Art Museum in Fukushima.


John Coltrane Quartet
My Favorite Things Graz 1962
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

The 2nd volume from tenor & soprano saxophonist John Coltrane 1962 tour of Europe and Scandinavia, heard here in late November at Stefaniensaal, Graz with his quartet of pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones, the band playing classic numbers under the influence of Coltrane's expanding drive to transform his music toward greater freedom.


Tom Prehn Quartet
Centrifuga & Solhverv
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Two early free jazz masterpieces from 1964 never released in their day, from Danish pianist Tom Prehn and his Kvartet with Poul Ehlers on bass, Fritz Krogh on tenor saxophone and featuring drummer Finn Slumstrup, the close mic recording bring their swinging and enthusiastic music to the foreground in an adventurous album that absolutely demands to be heard!


Roscoe Mitchell
Dots: Pieces For Percussion And Woodwinds
(Wide Hive)

Using his own percussion array, particularly bells and ringing objects, and a variety of woodwinds focused around the saxophone family, AACM legend Roscoe Mitchell recorded these 19 compositions at his home studio during the pandemic lockdowns, creating fascinatingly introspective, atmospheric and resonant environments over which he distinctively overdubs his saxophone.


Jessica Ackerley / Daniel Carter
Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel
(577 Records)

Developed over outdoor sessions performed during the summer of 2020 around NYC, this is the first release from the duo of multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter and acoustic guitarist Jessica Ackerley, their warm collaboration heard in effortless interactions inspired by the dream-like, meditative approach in both improviser's playing; lovely.


Joe Harriott Quintet
Free Form & Abstract Revisited [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Two essential early 60s release from famed UK saxophonist Joe Harriott, an innovator bringing free jazz concepts to the British audience with his quintet of Shake Kane on trumpet & flugelhorn, Pat Smythe on piano, Coleridge Goode on double bass and Phil Seaman on drums, referencing the new forms of jazz from US artists like Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman.


Charlie Parker
Be Bop Live [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Remarkably remastered recordings of Charlie Parker's quintets from 1945-49, performing live at Carnegie Hall, Royal Roost, & Town Hall with configurations of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham, Red Rodney, Don Byas, Al Haig, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Kenny Clarke, Tommy Potter & Curley Russell, allowing us to re-live the consistent brilliance of the leader and his sidemen.


Archie Shepp
Blase And Yasmina Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Revisiting two of Archie Shepp's 1969 recordings released on the BYG label as Blasé, and title track to Yasmina, three tracks featuring the vocals of Jeanne Lee, with four band configurations including Dave Burrell, Malachi Favors, Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Sunny Murray, Philly Joe Jones, &c., beautifully remastered to bring to light Shepp's pan-stylistic impulses.


John Butcher / Dominic Lash / John Russell / Mark Sanders
Discernment
(Spoonhunt)

An album of perceptive free improvisation recorded live at London's Cafe OTO from the quartet of John Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones, Dominic Lash on double bass, John Russell on guitar and Mark Sanders on drums & percussion, three "discerning" and one "discerned" dialogs of discriminating sophistication that only four such masterful and experienced musicians can convey.


Jennifer Allum / John Butcher / Ute Kanngiesser / Eddie Prevost
Sounds of Assembly
(Meenna)

Assembled in London to improvise music for Stewart Morgan's film Eddie Prevost's Blood, this release adds much more material beyond the soundtrack, in a superb example of free and charged creative improvisation seeking unique combinations of expression, from Jennifer Allum on violin, John Butcher on saxophones, Ute Kanngiesser on cello and Eddie Prevost on percussion.


Francisco Mela feat. Matthew Shipp / William Parker
Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1
(577 Records)

A member of pianist McCoy Tyner's Trio and Joe Lavano's Quartet, New York drummer Francisco Mela's own career as a leader is heard in this energetic trio album with two of NY's finest--pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker--recording in the studio in Brooklyn in 2020 for two extended and powerful collective improvisations and a brief "Dark Light".


Satoko Fujii
Piano Music
(Libra)

A stunning sound collage made from recorded fragments of Fujii's studio piano, captured inside and out using traditional piano sonorities and preparations that often microscopically detail the instrument, then edited into two electroacoustic compositions of startling and unexpected expansiveness and wonder; a unique and fascinating release in Fujii's large oeuvre.


Rudiger Carl / Joel Grip / Sven-Ake Johansson
In Early November
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Two European Free Improvisation legends--Prussian clarinetist Rudiger Carl and Swedish drummer Sven-Ake Johansson--join with younger double bassist Joel Grip (Umlaut Records) for three improvised "Inflections" performed live at Au Topsi Pohl in Berlin, superb examples of the historical depth of free jazz across Europe and the continuing energy each new generation brings.


Henry Kaiser / John Oswald / Paul Plimley
At One Time - Improvisations for Cecil Taylor
(Metalanguage)

In tribute to late free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the West Coast/Vancouver trio of guitarist Henry Kaiser, alto saxophonist John Oswald and vibraphonist Paul Plimley explore the intention of Taylor's singular style in six anagrammatically titled improvisations, with Chicago violinist Tracy Silverman joining for the massive "Oceans Felons Salad", and Scott Amendola joing for "fir loom".


Leo Genovese / Mariano Otero / Sergio Verdinelli
Trio Sin Tiempo: Ritmos de Agua
(577 Records)

A lyrical piano trio album from three seasoned Argentinian-born improvising musicians -- Leo Genovese on piano, Mariano Otero on bass and Sergio Verdinelli on drums -- each contributing compositions to the album, along with one piece by Luis Alberto Spinetta, with whom Verdinelli has performed extensively; a lovely and sophisticated album of modern jazz.


Sam Rivers Quartet (feat. Jerry Byrd / Rael Wesley Grant / Steve Ellington)
Archive series. Volume 5 - Undulation
(NoBusiness)

During the early 80s saxophonist and wind improviser Sam Rivers formed his quartet around electric instruments, with the core rhythm section of drummer Steve Ellington and electric bass guitarist Rael Wesley Grant, the other lead instrument on guitar during that time, sometimes with Kevin Eubanks, and on this previously unreleased, superb live performance in Florence, Italy, guitarist Jerry Byrd.


John Cage / Apartment House
Number Pieces [4-CD BOX SET]
(Another Timbre)

A 4-disc box-set with a 44-page booklet of extensive notes, presenting John Cage's Number Pieces which he wrote in the last five years of his life, adapted for mid-size ensembles and performed by the London-based ensemble Apartment House, compositions 'Five' to 'Fourteen' along with alternative versions of three of the pieces; significant and essential.


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.


Albert Ayler Quartet With Don Cherry
European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Essential radio and live recordings from saxophonist Albert Ayler's European tour in 1964 with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on double bass and Sunny Murray on drums, a quintessential grouping for Ayler's compositions, here in outstanding renditions of classic works including "Spirits", "Ghosts", "Vibrations", "Mothers", "Childrens", plus Don Cherry's "Infant Happiness".


Albert Ayler Quintet 1966
Berlin, Paris & Stockholm. Revisited [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler's 1966 quintet brought a unique orchestration to his music, heard in these live performances in Berlin, Lörrach, Paris & Stockholm in November of 1966, four concerts presented chronologically as performed with the exemplary playing of brother Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, William Folwell on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums.


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.


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• "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



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• "Order arrived today. Congratulations on 10 years in business. I appreciate
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