The Squid's Ear Magazine
September 2009


 
Berthiaume, Antoine / Elliott Sharp: BASE
Berthiaume, Antoine / Elliott Sharp:
BASE

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Two guitarists from New York's Downtown and Montreal's Actuelle scenes in 11 guitar improvisations, experimental sounds constructed and deconstructed.

Circulasione Totale Orchestra: Open Port
Circulasione Totale Orchestra:
Open Port

(Circulasione -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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A massive composition recorded in Norway from a great group of European improvisers led by Frode Gjerstad with Paal Nilssen-Love, Bobby Bradford, Lasse Marhaug, Louis Moholo, &c. &c.

Conly, Sean: Re:Action
Conly, Sean:
Re:Action

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Double bassist Sean Conly in a New York based quartet with saxophonists Michael Attias & Tony Malaby and drum legend Pheeroan Aklaff.

Demierre, Jacques: One Is Land
Demierre, Jacques:
One Is Land

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A powerfully dense work, and a quiet and quirky piece for piano from pianist Demmier, whose song titles are quotations from the poem "One Island" by Robert Lax.

dis.playce (Marcoll / Seidl): Habitat
dis.playce (Marcoll / Seidl):
Habitat

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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An organized sound work paying homage to German cartographer Karl Ortmann; and a piece built around the video installation "MSTM Wall" by British media artist Ian W. Coel.

Eisenstadt, Harris: Guewel
Eisenstadt, Harris:
Guewel

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Drummer Eisenstadt in a NY based African influenced quintet with trumpeters Taylor Ho Bynum and Nate Wooley, Mark Taylor on French Horn and Josh Sinton on baritone sax.

Few And Far Between (Wehrli / Ernst): due
Few And Far Between (Wehrli / Ernst):
due

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Subtle and reflective improvisations with electronics, flutes and melodica from these two active women of the European improvisation scene.

Fields, Scott: drawings
Fields, Scott:
drawings

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A series of brief guitar improvisations based on the visual art of Thomas Hornung, who creates chalk artwork that usually takes less than 1 minute to create.

Fight the Big Bull (White / Chanselle / Ralston / Jones / Miller / Pace / Hooten / Kuhl / Sandi): Dy
Fight the Big Bull (White / Chanselle / Ralston / Jones / Miller / Pace / Hooten / Kuhl / Sandi):
Dying Will Be Easy

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Matthew White's collective Fight the Big Bull nonet utilizes the history of jazz in compsitions that refer to Blind Willie Johnson, Charles Mingus, Art Ensemble, &c. &c.

Frith, Fred / Danielle Palardy Roger: Pas de deux nouveau
Frith, Fred / Danielle Palardy Roger:
Pas de deux nouveau

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Live recordings from this great pair of improvisors, selected from their performances at Festival des musiques de creation in Saguenay and at La Sala Rossa in Montreal.

Geggie, John: Geggie Project
Geggie, John:
Geggie Project

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


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Using double bass player John Geggie's compositions as a point of departure, this creative trio covers much terrain with its lyrical and sonic landscapes.

Mahanthappa, Rudresh: Kinsmen
Mahanthappa, Rudresh:
Kinsmen

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's "Kinsmen" is a groundbreaking project that melds jazz with South Indian music into a single organic whole.

Memorize the Sky (Bauder / Wallace / Siegel): In Former Times
Memorize the Sky (Bauder / Wallace / Siegel):
In Former Times

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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With a sound that fits in the ea-improv world, the acoustic trio of Matt Bauder, Zach Wallace and Aaron Siegel provides a fresh and unique voice in the world of free improvisation.

Nordstrom, Fredrik: Live in Coimbra
Nordstrom, Fredrik:
Live in Coimbra

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Fredrick Nordstrom's 60s inspired jazz places itself in the Ornette Coleman heritage, with references also to Blue Note artists like Bobby Hutcherson.

O'Leary, Mark: Fabrikraum
O'Leary, Mark:
Fabrikraum

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Mysterious and encompassing sound work from this 'post-jazzer' who's toured with Paul Bley, the Cikada String Quartet, and created electroacoustics with Terje Isungset.

Ribot, Marc Ceramic Dog: Party Intellectuals
Ribot, Marc Ceramic Dog:
Party Intellectuals

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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Debut recording from Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, a post-everything band joining Downtown NY mayhem makers Marc Ribot and Shahzad Ismaily, with West Coast drummer Ches Smith.

Speed / Cheek / Leibovici: Jugendstil
Speed / Cheek / Leibovici:
Jugendstil

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Compositions by bassist Stephane Furic Leibovici with exceptional collaborators, following Leibovici's strategies of non-repetetive organic compositions; liner notes by Kevin Whitehead.

Tetterapadequ: And the Missing "R"
Tetterapadequ:
And the Missing "R"

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Tetterapadequ, an anagram of "De Patter Quartet (but with a missing 'R') is named after the De Pater Jazz Club in The Netherlands where this collective improv quartet was born.

Various Artists: Recommended Records Sampler [2 CDs]
Various Artists:
Recommended Records Sampler [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $17.00    




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Originally released in 1982, this is a collection of specially commissioned and (at the time) newly recorded pieces by the most interesting groups and individuals then in the ReR catalogue.

Wick / Greenwald: 37:55
Wick / Greenwald:
37:55

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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New York improvising artists trumpeter Jacob Wick and percussionist Andrew Greenwald in 4 tracks of minimally dense and persuasively smeary compositions.

Yamamoto, Eri Trio: Redwoods
Yamamoto, Eri Trio:
Redwoods

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Pianist Eri Yamamoto with her regular trio of bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi, beautiful and melodic jazz with subtlety and finesse.

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.

Continuum: Yttrium
Continuum:
Yttrium

(Zorpin Music -- Great Britain )


Price: $11.95    




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Chris Conway's Continuum, fusing electronic music, jazz, ambient, minimal and more in unique ways, on the first release for their Zorpin Music label.

Nisenson, Damian / Mailloux, Jean Felix / Tanguay, Pierre: Muzika
Nisenson, Damian / Mailloux, Jean Felix / Tanguay, Pierre:
Muzika

(Malasartes -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Chulki, Hong  / Ryu Hankil: Objets Infernaux
Chulki, Hong / Ryu Hankil:
Objets Infernaux

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $14.45    




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A collaboration between two Seoul, South Korean sound artists--Hong Chulki and Ryu Hankil--both performing on no-input mixer & objects for an album of electronic, glitch and sputtering sound with an extreme dynamic range and twisted purpose.

Ciciliani, Marko: 81 Matters in Elemental Order
Ciciliani, Marko:
81 Matters in Elemental Order

(Evil Rabbit -- The Netherlands )


Price: $15.95    




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81 short tracks performed on the no-input mixer without multitracking or processing, intended to be played in a random sequence.

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.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

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.

Chaton, Anne-James  / Andy Moor: Transfer
Chaton, Anne-James / Andy Moor:
Transfer

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )


Price: $15.95    




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A collection of guitar, electronic and voice pieces from Anne-James Chaton and Andy Moor, originally released as a series of four seven inch singles here combined into a single CD with 3 bonus tracks.

SKIF++ (Carey / van Heumen / Koolwijk): .next
SKIF++ (Carey / van Heumen / Koolwijk):
.next

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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This laptop trio create a dense and scurrying sound world of a surprising freeform nature that avoids cliches by combining sound-generation tools for ever-shifting results.

Ciciliani, Marko: Tullius Rooms
Ciciliani, Marko:
Tullius Rooms

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


Price: $12.95    




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Large scale composition for piano, electronics and ambient recordings by Marko Ciciliani with a diverse musical landscape of sounds performed by Ciciliani and Josh Dillon.

Transatlantic Swing: Works For Piano
Transatlantic Swing:
Works For Piano

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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American pianist John Snijders performing the music of European composers Christopher Fox, Ivo Van Emmerik, Richard Rijnvos, James Rolfe, and Luca Francesconi.

Henry Cow: Stockholm
Henry Cow:
Stockholm

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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The 1st new Henry Cow release in 30 years, live concerts from '76-77 Swedish radio shows, remixed and remastered - 16 tracks including recordings with Georgie Born.

dis.playce (Marcoll / Seidl): Habitat <i>[Used Item]</i>
dis.playce (Marcoll / Seidl):
Habitat [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $10.80    




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An organized sound work paying homage to German cartographer Karl Ortmann; and a piece built around the video installation "MSTM Wall" by British media artist Ian W. Coel.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Circulasione Totale Orchestra: Open Port

Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline

Frith, Fred / Danielle Palardy Roger: Pas de deux nouveau

Eisenstadt, Harris: Guewel

Tetterapadequ: And the Missing "R"

Nordstrom, Fredrik: Live in Coimbra

Ciciliani, Marko: 81 Matters in Elemental Order

Fight the Big Bull (White / Chanselle / Ralston / Jones / Miller / Pace / Hooten / Kuhl / Sandi): Dy

Continuum: Yttrium

O'Leary, Mark: Fabrikraum

Ciciliani, Marko: Tullius Rooms

Conly, Sean: Re:Action

Transatlantic Swing: Works For Piano

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