The Squid's Ear Magazine
May 2006


 
Cassiber: A Face We All Know
Cassiber:
A Face We All Know

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $12.95    




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Derome, Jean: Le magasin de tissu[The Fabric Shop]
Derome, Jean:
Le magasin de tissu[The Fabric Shop]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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In his release titled "The Fabric Shop", Jean Derome sews together 69 short improvised pieces into a solo album of random organization.

Dorgon: IIII
Dorgon:
IIII

(Jumbo -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Ellman, Liberty: Ophiuchus Butterfly
Ellman, Liberty:
Ophiuchus Butterfly

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Hodgkinson, Tim: Pragma: New Works
Hodgkinson, Tim:
Pragma: New Works

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Lauzier, Philippe / Miles Perkin / Robbie Kuster: Today is a Special Day
Lauzier, Philippe / Miles Perkin / Robbie Kuster:
Today is a Special Day

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Composer Philippe Lauzier (sax, clarinet) plays with Miles Perkin (double bass, voice) and Robbie Kuster (percussion) in this debut album that blends improvisation with original compositions.

Leandre, Joelle / Danielle Palardy Roger: Tricotage
Leandre, Joelle / Danielle Palardy Roger:
Tricotage

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Joelle Leandre on double bass and vocals with Danielle P. Roger on drums and percussion in this improvisational meeting of two loud sound-worlds.

Martel, Pierre-Yves: Engagement & Confrontation
Martel, Pierre-Yves:
Engagement & Confrontation

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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A solo session of Pierre-Yves Martel on prepared double bass with no over-dubs or post-processing.

Parker Octet, Evan: Crossing the River
Parker Octet, Evan:
Crossing the River

(psi -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Partch, Harry: 17 Lyrics of Li Po
Partch, Harry:
17 Lyrics of Li Po

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Prevost, Eddie: Entelechy
Prevost, Eddie:
Entelechy

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


Price: $19.95    




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Ramanan, Roland: Caesura
Ramanan, Roland:
Caesura

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Yoshihide, Otomo: Trio
Yoshihide, Otomo:
Trio

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur
Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Prevost, Eddie / Alan Wilkinson: So Are We, So Are We
Prevost, Eddie / Alan Wilkinson:
So Are We, So Are We

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


Price: $18.95    




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Braxton, Anthony / Frith, Fred: Duo (Victoriaville) 2005
Braxton, Anthony / Frith, Fred:
Duo (Victoriaville) 2005

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Butcher, John: 13 Friendly Numbers
Butcher, John:
13 Friendly Numbers

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


Price: $17.95    




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Parker, Evan: The Snake Decides [REPRESS]
Parker, Evan:
The Snake Decides [REPRESS]

(psi -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Re-issuing UK improvising saxophonist Evan Parker's stunning 2003 solo release on soprano sax, recorded in 1986 in St. Paul's Church, Oxford by the late Michael Gerzon--"a giant in the field of audio"--using the natural resonance of the space to augment Parker's incredible technique.

Geisse, Gunnar: Meta Atem
Geisse, Gunnar:
Meta Atem

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Mysterious and intense works for electric guitar, signal processing, field recordings and voice from experimenter, improviser and audio researcher Gunnar Geisse.

Trio 3 + Jason Moran: Refraction - Breakin' Glass
Trio 3 + Jason Moran:
Refraction - Breakin' Glass

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Trio 3 - Oliver Lake (sax), Reggie Workman (bass) & Andrew Cyrille (drums) - in their 5th release, adding guest pianist Jason Moran, who acts as a catalyst to push the group into far-reaching modern territory, including a rhythmic narrative work from Oliver Lake.

Dust Dive, The : Asleep or Awake Walk
Dust Dive, The :
Asleep or Awake Walk

(Own Records -- Belgium )


Price: $14.95    




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Seino, Takumi / Antoine Berthiaume: ARC - Beneath the Surface
Seino, Takumi / Antoine Berthiaume:
ARC - Beneath the Surface

(Voice of Silence -- Japan )


Price: $10.80    




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Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]
Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Unlimited (Caldwell / Williams / Taylor): The Sound Within
Unlimited (Caldwell / Williams / Taylor):
The Sound Within

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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The trio of Chris Caldwell on reeds, Susie Hodder Williams on flute, and Trevor Taylor on percussion and electronics in a set combining free improvisation with written pieces using stochastic & graphic processes, plus a work by Stockhausen, "Aus Den Seien Tagen" and one dedicated to John Mayer.

Gayle, Charles Trio: Look Up
Gayle, Charles Trio:
Look Up

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A vigorous performance by Charles Gayle (saxophone, clarinet, voice), Michael Bisio (bass) and Michael Wimberly (drums) that was recorded live in 1994 and features lively gospel music.

Dollshot: Dollshot
Dollshot:
Dollshot

(Underwolf -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An unusual and thickly strung album bridging dark rock and improvised music from saxophonist Noah Kaplan, bassist and prepared bassis Giacomo Merega, bassist and prepared painist Wes Matthews, and vocalist Rosalie Kaplan.

McPhee, Joe / Survival Unit II / Thorton, Clifford: N.Y., N.Y., 1971
McPhee, Joe / Survival Unit II / Thorton, Clifford:
N.Y., N.Y., 1971

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Boyko, DB / Christine Duncan / Jean Martin: Idiolalla
Boyko, DB / Christine Duncan / Jean Martin:
Idiolalla

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Vocalists DB Boyko and Christine Duncan turn gibberish into improvised poetry while accompanied by drummer Jean Martin who uses multi-timbered objects to create beautiful and absurd music.

Boykins, Ronnie: The Will Come, Is Now [VINYL]
Boykins, Ronnie:
The Will Come, Is Now [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Price: $25.95    




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Best known for his work with Sun Ra, Bassist Ronnie Boykin took 10 years to compose and arrange this, his only solo album, originally issued in 1974 and performed in a septet with a strong front line of wind and brass players and fueled by two drummer/percussionists, Boykin's natural bass sound in the foreground over a wealth of moods and textures.

Braxton, Anthony / Derek Bailey: First Duo Concert (London 1974)
Braxton, Anthony / Derek Bailey:
First Duo Concert (London 1974)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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A much-need reissue of the 1974 Emanem LP presenting saxophonist Anthony Baxton, also on flute, with guitarist Derek Bailey on acoustic and electric, performing at London's Wigmore Hall for twelve duets of a diverse, playful, and accesible character.

Butcher, John / Mark Sanders: Daylight
Butcher, John / Mark Sanders:
Daylight

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Percussionist Mark Sanders and saxophonist John Butcher in recordings from two concerts: the 2010 Freedom of the City festival in London, and a year later at Southampton University; exceptionally expressive and technically unique playing.

Casserley, Lawrence / Jeffrey Morgan: Exoplanets
Casserley, Lawrence / Jeffrey Morgan:
Exoplanets

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Two enounters between UK electroacoustic composer and performer Lawrence Casserly on his Signal Processing Instrument and American free jazz alto saxophonist Jefrrey Morgan, recording both in the studio in Cologne, Germany in 2016, and in concert at The Loft; a rich, subtle, and detailed astronomical encounter blending stellar electronics and responsive extended playing.

Derome, Jean: Chamber Music 1992-2012
Derome, Jean:
Chamber Music 1992-2012

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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25 chamber works composed by Montreal composer, multi-instrumentalist and improviser Jean Derome, presenting pieces from the wealth of projects he's involved in, including Dangereux Zhoms, Ensemble de flutes Alize, duos with Lori Freedmam, Quasar, quatuor de saxophones, &c.

Dorgon: For Jason Viseltear
Dorgon:
For Jason Viseltear

(Jumbo -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Jason Viseltear, based in NYC, makes violins, violas, and cellos for both contemporary and period / baroque performance. Inexplicably, Mr. Dorgon dedicated this work to him, a piece of sound and noise, perhaps constructed using string instruments; perhaps not.

Durrant, Phil / Emil Karlsen: Grain
Durrant, Phil / Emil Karlsen:
Grain

(Noumenon -- UK )


Price: $12.95    




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A wonderfully assertive acoustic dialog between London improviser Phil Durrant on mandolin and octave mandolin, and Norwegian percussionist living in Leeds, UK, Emil Karlsen, the two focusing on a quick flow of ideas that ebb and flow naturally, each complementing the other in tightly defined interactions, creating a consistent sound of rapid texture and impetus.

Ellman, Liberty: Last Desert
Ellman, Liberty:
Last Desert

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Guitarist/composer Liberty Ellman's album takes its name from the four deserts--Atacama in South America, the Gobi in China, the Sahara in Egypt, and the "White Desert" of Antarctica--in seven sophisticated compositions performed with Steve Lehman on alto sax, Stephan Crump on bass, Damion Reid on drums, Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, and Jose Davila on tuba.

Hodgkinson, Tim / Jason Alder / Chris Cundy / Yoni Silver / Heather Roche / Shadanga Duo / Thanos Ch
Hodgkinson, Tim / Jason Alder / Chris Cundy / Yoni Silver / Heather Roche / Shadanga Duo / Thanos Chrysakis:
Music For Bass Clarinets

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


Price: $16.95    




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A live performance at London's Cafe OTO from composer Thanos Chrysakis, performing compositions focused on the deeper reeds from composers Christian Wolff, Iancu Dumitrescu, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Georges Aperghis, and Chrysakis himself, in configurations from solo to quintet, with Tim Hodgkinson, Jason Alder, Chris Cundy, Heather Roce, Yoni Silver, and Shadanga Duo.

Lauzier, Philippe / Eric Normand : Not the music : Les temps fluos [PRINT  w/ DOWNLOAD]
Lauzier, Philippe / Eric Normand :
Not the music : Les temps fluos [PRINT w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tour de Bras -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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An album of quiet improvisation focused on timbre, rhythm and pensive pacing from the duo of bass clarinetist Philippe Lauzier and bassist Éric Normand, also using objects to create mysterious tones and acoustic sonics, released as a limited 300g paper card hand-printed by Normad with an accompanying download code, 1 of 2 art cards initiating an 8-card series.

Leandre, Joelle : A Woman's Work [8 CD BOX SET]
Leandre, Joelle :
A Woman's Work [8 CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $99.95    




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A thorough overview of bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandre's recent work in a boxed set of 8 CDs and a 16 page booklet of essays, photos and credits, each CD bringing a unique grouping from Les Diaboliques to duos with Mat Maneri, Fred Frith, Lauren Newton, & Jean-Luc Cappozzo, plus one solo disc and a quartet with Zlatko Kaucic, Evan Parker and Augusti Fernandez; magnificent.

Martel, Pierre-Yves: Continuum
Martel, Pierre-Yves:
Continuum

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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A solo work from Pierre-Yves Martel performing two works for the viola da gamba, bringing this fretted renaissance-era ancestor to the violin into the 21st century through two slowly evolving and sonically fascinating pieces.

McPhee, Joe / Raymond Boni: Live From The Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama)
McPhee, Joe / Raymond Boni:
Live From The Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama)

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




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During the 80s, free jazz saxophonist Joe McPhee teamed up with French guitarist Raymond Boni to perform and release albums; this live concert at the University of Alabama is from that period, an excellent example instant composition inspired by Eric Dolphy.

Parker / Trzaska / Edwards / Sanders: City Fall [2 CDs]
Parker / Trzaska / Edwards / Sanders:
City Fall [2 CDs]

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


Price: $18.95    




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Part of Evan Parker's 70th birthday in 2014, this album captures the super-charged quartet of Evan Parker on tenor saxophone, Mikolaj Trzaska on alto sax, bass clarinet, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on drums, in two sets for two extended improvisations of both power playing and powerful communication, along with one shorter final statement.

Parker, Evan: The Ayes Have It
Parker, Evan:
The Ayes Have It

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Two performances by one-off groups, both featuring Evan Parker (saxophones) and Paul Rogers (double bass) -- a 1983 trio studio recording with percussionist Jamie Muir, and a 1991 quartet gig with percussionist Mark Sanders and visiting trombonist Wolter Wierbos.

Parrini, Emanuele: The Blessed Prince
Parrini, Emanuele:
The Blessed Prince

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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Violinist Emanuele Parrini leads his quartet with Dimitiri Grechi Espinoz on alto sax, Giovanni Maier on double bass, and Andrea Melani on drums, performing Parrini's 3 part "The Blessed Prince", and original compositions from bassist Maier; lyrical and innovative modern jazz.

Prevost, Eddie: Collider: Or, Whose Drum is it, Anyway?
Prevost, Eddie:
Collider: Or, Whose Drum is it, Anyway?

(Matchless -- UK )


Price: $17.95    




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A series of impressive improvised solo drum performances by AMM/Matchless leader Eddie Prévost performed at Network Theatre in London, 2012, three pieces with each demonstrating a different characteristic of his remarkably creative and technically virtuosic playing, first with drum sticks, then with "Hands, brush, hands", and finally "Sticking it too".

Ramanan / Torres / Rodrigues / Alvares: New Dynamics
Ramanan / Torres / Rodrigues / Alvares:
New Dynamics

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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With members of IKB, Variable Geometry Orchestra, and LIO, the free improvising/chamber quartet of Ernesto Rodriguge (viola), Bernardo Alvares (bass), Roland Ramana (trumpet), and Nuno Torres (sax), were captured live at Estrela for an intense and introspective concert.

Seen, The: For Sake Of Joy Of Study Of Oneself Together
Seen, The:
For Sake Of Joy Of Study Of Oneself Together

(Confront -- UK )


Price: $9.00    




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Inspired by a work by John Stevens from 1991, Mark Wastell developed this work merging narration and improvisation by transcribing the text from Steven's performance, preseanted here by an electroacoustic ensemble including Phil Durrant, Dominic Lash, Bertrand Denzler, Jennifer Allum &c, yielding an enveloping and fascinatingly mysterious piece presented in two versions.

Yoshihide, Otomo / Sachiko M / Evan Parker / John Edwards / Tony Marsh / John Butcher: Quintet/Sexte
Yoshihide, Otomo / Sachiko M / Evan Parker / John Edwards / Tony Marsh / John Butcher:
Quintet/Sextet/Duos

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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The final night of Otomo and Sachiko's first residency at London's Cafe OTO in 2009 saw the pair joined by the long-running trio of Evan Parker, John Edwards and Tony Marsh and special guest John Butcher, for an exceptional set of creative improvisation.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Braxton, Anthony / Derek Bailey: First Duo Concert (London 1974)

Prevost, Eddie: Collider: Or, Whose Drum is it, Anyway?

Parker / Trzaska / Edwards / Sanders: City Fall [2 CDs]

Hodgkinson, Tim / Jason Alder / Chris Cundy / Yoni Silver / Heather Roche / Shadanga Duo / Thanos Ch

Parrini, Emanuele: The Blessed Prince

Leandre, Joelle : A Woman's Work [8 CD BOX SET]

Ramanan / Torres / Rodrigues / Alvares: New Dynamics

Parker Octet, Evan: Crossing the River

Durrant, Phil / Emil Karlsen: Grain

Butcher, John: 13 Friendly Numbers

Derome, Jean: Chamber Music 1992-2012

Leandre, Joelle / Danielle Palardy Roger: Tricotage

McPhee, Joe / Survival Unit II / Thorton, Clifford: N.Y., N.Y., 1971

Dollshot: Dollshot

Seen, The: For Sake Of Joy Of Study Of Oneself Together

Martel, Pierre-Yves: Continuum

Lauzier, Philippe / Miles Perkin / Robbie Kuster: Today is a Special Day

Ellman, Liberty: Last Desert

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