The Squid's Ear Magazine
September 2011


 
Akiyama, Tetuzi / Takuji Kawai: Transition
Akiyama, Tetuzi / Takuji Kawai:
Transition

(Ftarri -- Japan )


Price: $17.95    




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Eight duo improvisations on acoustic guitar and piano, with pianist Kawai preparing the piano with bolts, threads, &c. and Akiyama switching between prepared and slide guitar.

Beresford / Flinn / Tucker: Ink Room
Beresford / Flinn / Tucker:
Ink Room

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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The trio of Steve Beresford on electronics, Stephen Flinn on drums and percussion, and Dave Tucker on electric guitar in a quirky, unique and exciting set of improvisations recorded in London.

Boubaker / Rodrigues / Moimem: Le Beau Deviant
Boubaker / Rodrigues / Moimem:
Le Beau Deviant

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Deviant beauty from the trio of Heddy Boubaker (sax), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola) and Abdul Moimeme (prepared electric guitar), dark and sinister improv using extended techniques and a quietly turbulent approach.

Carlsson, Erik: The Bird And The Giant
Carlsson, Erik:
The Bird And The Giant

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Swedish percussionist Erik Carlsson in a solo work using multi-tracking to create a set of composition ranging from ominous environments to quirky abstractions, an excellent collection of modern percussion pieces.

Davis, Kris: Aeriol Piano
Davis, Kris:
Aeriol Piano

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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The debut solo CD from in-demand pianist Kris Davis (Paradoxical Frog, Novela, Good Citizen, Anti-House), an absorbing and innovative album of original numbers and standards played inside and out of the piano.

Duboc, Benjamin: Primare Cantus
Duboc, Benjamin:
Primare Cantus

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $43.95    




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A 3 CD set from bassist Benjamin Duboc: a solo disc of low register improv; plus 2 discs in duo and trio settings with Didier Lasserre, Sylvain Guerineau, Jean-Luc Petit, Pascal Battus, Sophie Agnel & Christian Pruvost.

Ducret, Marc: Tower, vol. 2
Ducret, Marc:
Tower, vol. 2

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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The 2nd volume of guitarist Ducret's Tower project, an incredible quartet with saxophonist Tim Berne, violinist Dominique Pifarly and drummer Tom Rainey, complex and exultant, intertwining improv.

Dunmall / Gibbs / Rogers / Sanders: Kithara
Dunmall / Gibbs / Rogers / Sanders:
Kithara

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Quartet recordings from the Victoria Room in Bristol, 2010, from the remarkable grouping of Paul Dunmall on tenor sax, Phil Gibbs on guitar, Paul Rogers on 7-string bass, and Mark Sanders on drums.

Element Choir, The & William Parker: At Christ Church Deer Park
Element Choir, The & William Parker:
At Christ Church Deer Park

(Barnyard -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Jean Martin and Christine Duncan lead this Toronto collective with more than 60 choir members in a stunning improvisational setting, here performing at Christ Church Deer Park with NY bassist William Parker.

Fields, Scott Multiple Joyce Orchestra: Moersbow Ozzo
Fields, Scott Multiple Joyce Orchestra:
Moersbow Ozzo

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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A live concert of Fields' Quite Large Orchestra (aka Multiple Joyce Orchestra) with Frank Gratkowski, Christina Fuchs, Thomas Lehn, Carl Hubsch, &c. &c. performing modular compositions for improvising chamber group, plus an homage to Merzbow.

Gluck, Bob Trio: Returning
Gluck, Bob Trio:
Returning

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Reprising the energetic trio on his first jazz recording "Sideways", pianist/composer Bob Gluck is joined by bassist Michael Bisio and drummer/percussionist Dean Sharp for 6 original Gluck compositions.

Golia Quartet, Vinny: Take Your Time
Golia Quartet, Vinny:
Take Your Time

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The third recording from this group of long-time collaborators, with Golia on soprano, alto and tenor sax, Bobby Bradford on cornet, Ken Filiano on bass and Alex Cline on drums in a set of Golia original compositions.

Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall: Blithe Spirit
Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall:
Blithe Spirit

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Saxophonist Rob Hall And pianist Chick Lyall in a charming album of modern jazz that reflects their Scottish roots in lilting original compositions of melodic distinction.

Houle, Francois : Au Coeur du Litige [2 CDs]
Houle, Francois :
Au Coeur du Litige [2 CDs]

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Inspired by the ice storm that ravaged large parts of Quebec and Ontario, "Au Coeur du Litige" is a radiophonic work consisting at its core of a series of solo clarinet improvisations.

Lazro, Daunik : Some Other Zongs
Lazro, Daunik :
Some Other Zongs

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Ten years after his first solo release "Zong Book", baritone saxophonist Daunik Lazro delivers this collection of improvised solo pieces, recorded during the 2010 Europa Jazz Festival and in Paris' Saint-Merry church.

Lopes, Luis: Lisbon Berlin Trio
Lopes, Luis:
Lisbon Berlin Trio

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Genre-crossing improvisation with a jazz basis and far-reaching influences from guitarist Luis Lopez and his Berlin Trio of bassist Robert Landfermann and drummer Christian Lillinger.

Mezei, Szilard Wind Quartet: Innen
Mezei, Szilard Wind Quartet:
Innen

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Serbian viola-player/composer Szilard Mezei and his Wind Quartet return with a release that crosses contemporary chamber music, European folk-jazz and improvisation in magnificent ways.

Muche / Zoubek / Tang: Excerpts From Anything
Muche / Zoubek / Tang:
Excerpts From Anything

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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An acoustic trio using ea approaches in a set of distinct tracks using trombone, prepared piano and double bass, a fascinatingly diverse set of improvisations that alternately lull and jar the listener.

Murayama / Rives: Axiom For The Duration
Murayama / Rives:
Axiom For The Duration

(Potlatch -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Percussionist Seijiro Murayama and Saxophonist Stephane Rives focus on creating drone music while exploring the many subtle variations of texture sounds.

Nakamura, Toshimaru : maruto
Nakamura, Toshimaru :
maruto

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Using his no-input mixing board Toshimaru Nakamura, perhaps the ultimate Onkyo artist, spent two years creating this work, which is also the second release in the Erstsolo series.

Ikue Mori/Mark Nauseef/Evan Parker/ Bill Laswell: Near Nadir
Ikue Mori/Mark Nauseef/Evan Parker/ Bill Laswell:
Near Nadir

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An historic meeting of four legendary improvisers, recording at Evan Parker's favorite Whistable church, and in New York City; mindblowing electro-acoustic improvisation.

Nechushtan, Alon (with Dresser / Swell / Rothenberg / Dick / Wooley / Kaiser / &c.): Dark Forces
Nechushtan, Alon (with Dresser / Swell / Rothenberg / Dick / Wooley / Kaiser / &c.):
Dark Forces

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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An incredible large group including Ned Rothenberg, Nate Wooley, Henry Kaiser, Okkyung Lee, Briggan Krauss, Steve Swell, Mark Dresser, &c. &c. performing the dark electroacoustic compositions of Alon Nechushtan.

Nemeth, Anett: A Pauper's Guide to John Cage
Nemeth, Anett:
A Pauper's Guide to John Cage

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $11.50    




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Using clarinet, household objects, field recordings & domestic electronics, Anett Nemeth applies Cage's concepts of indeterminancy and chance as frameworks for two extended compositions.

NOW Orchestra, The (with guests George Lewis, Vinny Golia): Wowow
NOW Orchestra, The (with guests George Lewis, Vinny Golia):
Wowow

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $10.95    




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Drawing from some of the finest of the West Coast and Vancouver scenes, The Now Orchestra present 3 long works in multiple section, with performers including Peggy Lee, Vinny Golia, George Lewis, Dylan van der Schyff, &c. &c.

O'Leary, Mark: Ellipses
O'Leary, Mark:
Ellipses

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Members of Tortoise and Supersilent join the hugely talented guitarist Mark O'Leary in a recording that pushes the boundaries on all levels in exciting post-Miles electronic improvisation.

Rogers / Dunmall / Bianco: Dig Deep Trio
Rogers / Dunmall / Bianco:
Dig Deep Trio

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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The British improvising trio of tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall, 7-string bassist Paul Rogers and drummer Tony Bianco performing two long and serpentine improvisations at Delbury Hall, Shropshire in 2010.

Schubert, Frank Paul and Matthias Muller: Foils
Schubert, Frank Paul and Matthias Muller:
Foils

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Using extended techniques and a remarkable interactive approach, trombonist Matthias Mueller and soprano saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert surprise in 9 distinctive duo recordings.

T H O M A S: Janela
T H O M A S:
Janela

(Barnyard -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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T H O M A S is the ongoing brainchild of Toronto's Thom Gill, since 2009 exploring the world of song, at home and abroad, through pieces that blur the lines between pop and avant-garde.

Unami, Taku / Takahiro Kawaguchi: Teatro Assente
Unami, Taku / Takahiro Kawaguchi:
Teatro Assente

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A minimal theater in sound from Taku Unami and Takahiro Kawaguchi and starring Yoko Chosakabe and Kumio Kurachi, recording at the Ueno Okura Theater Older Building.

Weird Weapons (Rupp / Williamson / Buck): 2
Weird Weapons (Rupp / Williamson / Buck):
2

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Bringing together European improvising guitarist Olaf Rupp, Canadian ex-pat bassist Joe Williamson, and Australian drummer Tony Buck from The Necks for an album of busy, fiery, skillful improvisation.

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.

DeRosa, Jon: Anchored
DeRosa, Jon:
Anchored

(Silber Records -- USA )


Price: $10.95    




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"Anchored" is the debut solo release for Jon DeRosa (Aarktica), a work of cinematic pop in a dark troubadour style reminiscent of Lou Reed or Robert Wyatt, with rich songs belying a quiet and dark lyrical violence.

Subliminator, The: Rake
Subliminator, The:
Rake

(Scared Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The sophomore release by The Subliminator (Serson Brannen), "Rake" features 11 new tracks of sonic sublimination, spoken word techno-psychedelia with a threatening edge.

Tarbaby (Waits / Evans / Revis / + Lake & Ducret ): Fanon
Tarbaby (Waits / Evans / Revis / + Lake & Ducret ):
Fanon

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Tarbaby (Orrin Evans on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums) is joined by saxophonist Oliver Lake and guitarist Marc Ducret for an album inspired by philosopher, psychologist and revolutionary Franz Fanon, a superb album balancing melodic and intense playing.

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.

Novak, Ryan: Balloon Proportions
Novak, Ryan:
Balloon Proportions

(RY/NO Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Novak, who has worked with Tim Daisy and Tatsuya Nakatani, in an eclectic and complex solo release of colliding genres.

Shiurba, John: Triplicate
Shiurba, John:
Triplicate

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $9.95    




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Composer John Shiurba with an impressive West Coast octet including vocalists Lara Bruckmann & Morgan Guberman, trumpeter Tom Djll, drummer Gino Robair, and bassist Matthew Sperry, &c. conducting them through five twisted compositions.

Genetti / Smith / Lonberg-Holm: Sense of Hearing
Genetti / Smith / Lonberg-Holm:
Sense of Hearing

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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8 duos recorded in the studio between bassist Damon Smith and free vocalist Carol Genetti, and 4 trio tracks adding Fred Lonberg-Holm on violoncello and performing live at Chicago's Empty Bottle.

Chiesa / Mariage: Oort
Chiesa / Mariage:
Oort

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Spacious improvisations from the French duo of guitarist Jean-Sebastien Mariage and double bassist David Chiesa, slowly unfolding discussions of subtle nuance and contemplative colors.

Tarry, Chris / Dylan van der Schyff: Sponge
Tarry, Chris / Dylan van der Schyff:
Sponge

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $7.95    




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An unusual and absorbing record of percussion and electronic improvisation from bassist and tape machine manipulator Chris Tarry and Vancouver drummer and samplist Dylan van der Schyff.

Remora: Scars Bring Hope
Remora:
Scars Bring Hope

(Silber Media -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Silber Records label owner Brian John Mitchell's Remora persona, assisted by Brian Lee McKenzie (Electric Bird Noise) in post-apocalyptic folk songs, drones, and electronic music.

Subliminator, The: Recalibrated
Subliminator, The:
Recalibrated

(Scared Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Ex-Spaceseed wordsmith/gizmoist Serson Brannen explores the outer limits of high tech spoken word space art .

Bailey, Derek: Concert In Milwaukee [CASSETTE]
Bailey, Derek:
Concert In Milwaukee [CASSETTE]

(Incus -- UK )


Price: $19.95    




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A reissue of the Bailey solo guitar cassette tape release of a 1983 concert in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from the same year, originally sold by Bailey in concert during his tour of Japan in the same year.

Draper, Dave / Ntshuks Bonga: Snow in November
Draper, Dave / Ntshuks Bonga:
Snow in November

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Using alto & soprano sax, guitar, live sampling, looping and synths, Ntshuks Bonga and Dave Draper use traditional approaches to instrumental dialog, amplified and modified by the reintroduction of live interactive sound.

Hansen, Mike & Tomasz Krakowiak: Relay
Hansen, Mike & Tomasz Krakowiak:
Relay

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Influenced by experimental and electroacoustic practices, Hansen & Krakowiak attack and disseminate turntables and percussion through improvisations built on layers of sound and interpolated instrumentation.

Israelievitch / Reitzenstein / Stewart / Young: The Test Tubes
Israelievitch / Reitzenstein / Stewart / Young:
The Test Tubes

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Part of a sound installation and exhibition of sculptural work by Reinhard Reitzenstein, the Test Tubes perform with strings, glass instruments, and unique instruments to create music of unusual and complex timbral combinations.

Josephson / Wachsmann / Lindsay / Smith / Blume: Zero Plus
Josephson / Wachsmann / Lindsay / Smith / Blume:
Zero Plus

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The Triple D Trio of Aurora Josephson (voice), Jacob Lindsay (clarinet) & Damon Smith (bass) met with visiting European improvisers Philipp Wachsmann (violin) and Martin Blume (drums) to record these live concerts in Oakland and SF.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Seijiro Murayama: Window Dressing
Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Seijiro Murayama:
Window Dressing

(Potlatch -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Four recordings of subtle improvisation for saxophone & percussion, recorded for Radio Nationale Slovene in Ljubljana, and in the library of Jean-Paul Manganaro, Paris.

Hartsaw / Aspelin / Smith / Bryerton: Ausfegen <i>[Used Item]</i>
Hartsaw / Aspelin / Smith / Bryerton:
Ausfegen [Used Item]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $7.20    




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Extreme improvisation from the West Coast, using dissonance, dynamics, harmonics, conversational interaction, extended techniques and energy, new viewpoints inspired by a mix of contemporary classical and jazz.

Bailey, Derek: Concert In Milwaukee
Bailey, Derek:
Concert In Milwaukee

(Incus -- UK )


Price: $17.95    




Out of Stock

A reissue of the Bailey solo guitar cassette tape release of a 1983 concert in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from the same year, originally sold by Bailey in concert during his tour of Japan in the same year.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Golia Quartet, Vinny: Take Your Time

Tarbaby (Waits / Evans / Revis / + Lake & Ducret ): Fanon

Ducret, Marc: Tower, vol. 2

Genetti / Smith / Lonberg-Holm: Sense of Hearing

Fields, Scott Multiple Joyce Orchestra: Moersbow Ozzo

Beresford / Flinn / Tucker: Ink Room

Shiurba, John: Triplicate

Schubert, Frank Paul and Matthias Muller: Foils

DeRosa, Jon: Anchored

Duboc, Benjamin: Primare Cantus

Novak, Ryan: Balloon Proportions

Boubaker / Rodrigues / Moimem: Le Beau Deviant

Element Choir, The & William Parker: At Christ Church Deer Park

Lopes, Luis: Lisbon Berlin Trio

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