The Squid's Ear Magazine
October 2009


 
Anandan, Ganesh / Hans Reichel: Self Made
Anandan, Ganesh / Hans Reichel:
Self Made

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


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The acclaimed daxophonist Hans Reichel meets shruti stick and metallophone inventor Ganesh Anandan for these expressive and unconventional dialogs.

Phosphor (Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs): Phosphor II
Phosphor (Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs):
Phosphor II

(Potlatch -- France )


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Electro-acoustic improv from the Phosphor grouping, an amazing set of musicians who began working together in 2001 and have developed a complex and incredible form of interplay.

Braxton,  Anthony Quartet (Moscow) 2008: Composition 367b
Braxton, Anthony Quartet (Moscow) 2008:
Composition 367b

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Braxton's with Taylor Ho Bynum, Mary Halvorson and Katherine Young performing at the DOM in Moscow, incredible and unusual music from his "Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet".

Dark Blue World: The Perilous Beauty of Madness
Dark Blue World:
The Perilous Beauty of Madness

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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DarkBlueWorld is Elizabeth Fischer's essential rock vehicle for collaborations with noted Canadian musicians, including Tony Wilson, Peggy Lee, Amy Denio, Jesse Zubot, &c &c.

Furt: Sense
Furt:
Sense

(psi -- Great Britain )


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The duo of Richard Barrett and Paul Obermayer in 12 studio tracks of semi-composed electronics, and a live improvised tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Gonzalez, Dennis: Songs Of Early Autumn
Gonzalez, Dennis:
Songs Of Early Autumn

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Trumpeter Gonzalez' quartet with Joe Morris on bass, Timo Shanko and Luther Gray in an album of Gonzalez compositions & group improvisations celebrating the New Egland fall.

Grutronic: Essex Foam Party
Grutronic:
Essex Foam Party

(psi -- Great Britain )


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Live performances from this quartet of electroacoustic improvisers using intuitive and performance-oriented technologies to create surprisingly frothy and amazing sound.

Houle, Viviane: Treize
Houle, Viviane:
Treize

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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Out free improvising vocalist Viviane Houle's debut solo release in duos with a veritable who's-who of Vancouver's finest improvisers including Peggy Lee, Jesse Zubot, &c. &c.

Jones / Chabala: Undercurrents
Jones / Chabala:
Undercurrents

(Roeba -- USA )


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Brighton, UK turntable/electronics improvisor Daniel Jones and the American guitarist Barry Chabala meet for an album of ringing and beautiful lowercase sound.

Kassap / Tchamitchian  / Lopez / Lavant: Ascension, Tombeau of John Coltrane
Kassap / Tchamitchian / Lopez / Lavant:
Ascension, Tombeau of John Coltrane

(RogueArt -- France )


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The trio of clarinetist Sylvain Kassap, bassist Claude Tchamitchian and drummer Ramon Lopez with Denis Lavant interpreting Franck Medioni's jazz poem to John Coltrane.

Leandre, Joelle  / Lewis, George : Transatlantic Visions
Leandre, Joelle / Lewis, George :
Transatlantic Visions

(RogueArt -- France )


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The live recording of basist Leandre and trombonist Geroge Lewis at the Vision Festival XIII concert, awarded "Best Performance of the Year" by All About Jazz NY.

Leandre, Joelle / William Parker: Live At Dunois
Leandre, Joelle / William Parker:
Live At Dunois

(Leo Records -- UK )


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11 years after their last duo release on Leo, influential bass players William Parker and Joelle Leandre come together for these performances at Sons d'Hiver festival.

Lerner, Marilyn: Arms Spread Wide
Lerner, Marilyn:
Arms Spread Wide

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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New York pianist Marilyn Lerner in a trio with Ken Filiano and Lou Grassi, instant compositions with great structure, virtuosity and melodic content.

Malfatti, Radu / Klaus Filip: imaoto
Malfatti, Radu / Klaus Filip:
imaoto

(erstwhile -- USA )


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The improvising duo of trombonist Radu Malfatti and electronics/sinewave artist Klaus Filip in two extended and beautiful works that investigate the edges of ultraminimalism.

Mengis, Manuel Gruppe 6: Dulcet Crush
Mengis, Manuel Gruppe 6:
Dulcet Crush

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


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Trumpeter Manuel Mengis 3rd Hat release, 8 original compositions of sophisticated and enjoyable modern jazz from a sextet with dual sax and guitar leads.

Murayama, Seijiro / Soundworm: Space & Place
Murayama, Seijiro / Soundworm:
Space & Place

(Ftarri -- Japan )


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Percussionist Murayama and Soundworm (Hiromits Shoji) in a work following a score that switches between clusters of live microphones as Murayama improvises to the resulting sound.

O'Leary / Wollesen / Saft: The Synth Show
O'Leary / Wollesen / Saft:
The Synth Show

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Mark O'Leary's 9th release on Leo Records is a trio with drummer Kenny Wollesen and Zorn compatriot Jamie Saft, synthetic jazz in an ECM mold with rich, slowly unfolding soundscapes.

Ochs, Larry Quintet: Stone Shift
Ochs, Larry Quintet:
Stone Shift

(RogueArt -- France )


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Larry Ochs Sax & Drum Core with Satoko Fujii & Natsuki Tamura and the dual drummers of Scott Amendola and Donald Robinson performing live at Teatro Fondamente Nuovo in Italy.

Rodrigues / Davidson / Rodrigues / Faustino: Fower
Rodrigues / Davidson / Rodrigues / Faustino:
Fower

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Three tracks of acoustic improv from an understated string quartet that uses extended techniques and the whole of their instruments to make unusual and rewarding music.

Rowe, Keith / Toshimaru Nakamura: ErstLive 008
Rowe, Keith / Toshimaru Nakamura:
ErstLive 008

(erstwhile -- USA )


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The fourth set from Keith Rowe's duos at Erstwhile's AMPLIFY 2008 festival in Tokyo, a duo with long-time partner Toshimaru Nakamura, intense ea-improv from two masters.

Rutherford, Paul: Tetralogy 2CD
Rutherford, Paul:
Tetralogy 2CD

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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Four situations with the late, inventive tromobonist Rutherford, with electronics solo, in trio and in a quartet; remarkable and unusual improvisation from one of the greats.

Stellari String Quartet: Gocce Stellari
Stellari String Quartet:
Gocce Stellari

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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Philipp Wachsmann, Charlotte Hug, Marcio Mattos & John Edwards performing live at the Uncool Festival in Switzerland, 2007, and in studio recordings from 2006.

Threadgill, Henry Zooid: This Brings Us To, Volume I
Threadgill, Henry Zooid:
This Brings Us To, Volume I

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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Henry Threadgill's Zooid with Liberty Ellman, Jose Davila, Stomu Takeishi and Elliot Kavee in all new Threadgill compositions, important and influential modern jazz!

Wilson, Tony Sextet: The People Look Like Flowers at Last
Wilson, Tony Sextet:
The People Look Like Flowers at Last

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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Tony Wilson Sextet's was formed almost 20 years ago to perform his original compositions and arrangements, here performing Benjamin Britten's Lachrymae and 4 original works.

Zorn, John: Femina
Zorn, John:
Femina

(Tzadik -- USA )


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A beautifully packaged work performed by Sylvie Courvoisier, Iku Mori, Laurie Anderson, Jennifer Choi, Carol Emanuel & Shayna Dunkelman in Zorn's tribute to women in the Arts.

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

(Impressus Records -- USA )


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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.

Vlor: Six-Winged
Vlor:
Six-Winged

(Silber Media -- USA )


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The long-distance collaborative Vlor project constructs rock and sound work from a wide array of rock influcences leveraging their dichotomy to creative a cohesive brooding music.

Murayama, Seijiro / Eric La Casa: Paris: Public Spaces
Murayama, Seijiro / Eric La Casa:
Paris: Public Spaces

(Ftarri/Swarming -- France )


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Twelve recordings constructed from 2012 field recordings of public locations in Paris by Eric La Casa and Seijiro Murayama, including subway stations, parks, open gardens, tunnels and fountains; a fascinating portrait of communal sound in this great city.

Brady, Tim / Bradyworks, Quatuor Molinari: My 20th Century (CD + DVD) [DVD]
Brady, Tim / Bradyworks, Quatuor Molinari:
My 20th Century (CD + DVD) [DVD]

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


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Tim Brady with Bradyworks and Quatuor Molinari in a CD/DVD release of four synchronized musical, video & theater works, ambitious and fascinating compositional pieces.

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

(RogueArt -- France )


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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 )


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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.

Labbe, Pierre: Manivelle
Labbe, Pierre:
Manivelle

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


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Saxophonist Pierre's Labbe's 1st release in 6 years, performing original compositions in a quartet with guitarist Bernard Falaise, drummer Isaiah Ceccarelli & bassist Clinton Ryder.

Schick, Ignaz / Martin Tetreault: Live * 33 * 45 * 78
Schick, Ignaz / Martin Tetreault:
Live * 33 * 45 * 78

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


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Montreal/Actuelle turntablist Martin Tetreault and Berlin turntablist Ignaz Shcick in two sets of recordings from two encounters in Belgium and Switzerland, 2006.

Teller, Jorgen: Delete Nature
Teller, Jorgen:
Delete Nature

(Ninth World -- Germany )


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Solos for triggered guitar from midi and effects guitarist Jorgen Teller, 15 complex and conceptual works that balance clean and noisy guitar work in perplexing ways.

Narthex (Baron / Blairon): Formnction
Narthex (Baron / Blairon):
Formnction

(Potlatch -- France )


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Saxophonist Marc Baron & bassist Loic Blairon recorded 6 improvisations and then recomposed and organized them into these two 30 minute works, one acoustic and one digital.

Lost Kisses: My Life is Sad & Funny [DVD]
Lost Kisses:
My Life is Sad & Funny [DVD]

(Silber Media -- USA )


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Brian John Mitchell's Lost Kisses started in 2002, a stickman comic about a self-centered jackass trying to forge a heart of gold, transferred to DVD with a making of.

de Leon, Mario Diaz: Enter Houses Of
de Leon, Mario Diaz:
Enter Houses Of

(Tzadik -- USA )


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NY composer Mario Diaz de Leon, who is influenced by Scelsi, Ligeti, Dumitrescu & Radulescu, focuses on acoustic & electronic hybrids that often fuse both elements into unified meta-instruments.

Wiens, Rainer: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Wiens, Rainer:
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


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A series of solos and duets between Kalimba player Rainer Wiens and an impressive set of improvisers including Jean Derome, Malcolm Goldstein, Frank Lozano, &c.

Stangl, Burkhard / Kai Fagaschinski: Musik-Ein Portrat in Seh
Stangl, Burkhard / Kai Fagaschinski:
Musik-Ein Portrat in Seh

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Occupying a unique area between composition & folk music, classical & jazz/improv, tension & serenity, these duos also include recordings from Klaus Filip and dieb13.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Mengis, Manuel Gruppe 6: Dulcet Crush

Anandan, Ganesh / Hans Reichel: Self Made

Murayama, Seijiro / Eric La Casa: Paris: Public Spaces

Threadgill, Henry Zooid: This Brings Us To, Volume I

Schick, Ignaz / Martin Tetreault: Live * 33 * 45 * 78

Rodrigues / Davidson / Rodrigues / Faustino: Fower

Labbe, Pierre: Manivelle

Vlor: Six-Winged

Teller, Jorgen: Delete Nature

Narthex (Baron / Blairon): Formnction

Furt: Sense

Dark Blue World: The Perilous Beauty of Madness

Wilson, Tony Sextet: The People Look Like Flowers at Last

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