The Squid's Ear Magazine
January 2013


 
Borbetomagus: Trente Belles Annees
Borbetomagus:
Trente Belles Annees

(Agaric -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Live recordings from Instants Chavires in Montreuil, France as the final concert of the Borbetomagus 2009 tour, a blistering 46 minute improvisation celebrating 30 years of this groundbreaking noise jazz trio's work.

Borgmann, Thomas / Wilber Morris / Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet [VINYL 2 LPs]
Borgmann, Thomas / Wilber Morris / Reggie Nicholson:
Nasty & Sweet [VINYL 2 LPs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $34.95    




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Very limited 2 LP release of the trio of Thomas Borgmann (reeds), Wilber Morris (bass) and Reggie Nicholson (drums) performing live at the Tampere Jazz Festival in 1999, plus one track from St. Ingbert in 1998.

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: We Who Had Left
Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams:
We Who Had Left

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


Price: $14.95    




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Necks pianist Chris Abrahams teams up with electronic artist and sound poet Alessandro Bosetti for 6 introspective and mysterious tracks that mix Necks-like playing with ambient electronics and curious monologs, plus one waltz.

Cassiber: The Way It Was
Cassiber:
The Way It Was

(Recommended Records -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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A teaser for the upcoming box set, this collects previously unreleased Cassiber live and studio recordings, fusing energetic experimental rock, punk, pop, fringe jazz, improvisation and more into a radical blend of cutting-edge music.

Gratkowski / Brown / Winant + Gerhard Winkler: Vermilion Traces; Donaueschingen 2009 [2 CDs]
Gratkowski / Brown / Winant + Gerhard Winkler:
Vermilion Traces; Donaueschingen 2009 [2 CDs]

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $29.95    




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A fantastic 2 CD improvised set, one recorded in studio and the other live at Donaueschingen 2009, with Frank Gratkowski (reeds), Chris Brown (piano, live electronics), William Winant (percussion) and guest Gerhard E. Winkler (computer).

Gratkowski Quartet, Frank: Le Vent et La Gorge
Gratkowski Quartet, Frank:
Le Vent et La Gorge

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Twelve powerful composed pieces by reedist Frank Gratkowski performed by his standard quartet of Wolter Wierbos (trombone), Dieter Manderscheid (double bass), and Gerry Hemingway (drums).

Gratkowski, Frank: Fo(u)r Alto; 4 Compositions
Gratkowski, Frank:
Fo(u)r Alto; 4 Compositions

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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An alto saxophone quartet conceptualized by Frank Gratkowski based on his desire to blend the four player's sounds into a singular, multiplex voice and to integrate micro intervals with improvisation.

Group, The (Abdullah / Brown / Bang / Sirone / Hopkins / Cyrille): Live
Group, The (Abdullah / Brown / Bang / Sirone / Hopkins / Cyrille):
Live

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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A previously unreleased concert recording from 1986 of a group of leading out jazz artists (Billy Bang, Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille, &c.) playing original compositions as well as a cover of Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat".

Group, The (Abdullah / Brown / Bang / Sirone / Hopkins / Cyrille): Live [VINYL]
Group, The (Abdullah / Brown / Bang / Sirone / Hopkins / Cyrille):
Live [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $19.50    




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A previously unreleased concert recording from 1986 of a group of leading out jazz artists (Billy Bang, Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille, &c.) playing original compositions as well as a cover of Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat".

Hooker Quintet, William featuring Adam Lane: Channels of Consciousness
Hooker Quintet, William featuring Adam Lane:
Channels of Consciousness

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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An exciting and powerful album by William Hooker's quintet recorded live in NYC, featuring trumpeter (DiMeglio) and guitarist (Ross) on the front line backed by an explosive hurricane of perucussion.

Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya: Improvisations 4 [DVD AUDIO + IMAGES]
Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya:
Improvisations 4 [DVD AUDIO + IMAGES]

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $18.95    




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The 4th improvisation release of drummer Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Koenji, &c) and guitarist Uchihasi Kazuhisa (Altered States) is a DVD audio release presenting 36 remarkable live tracks from 6 concerts recorded 2004-2012.

Leandre, Joelle / Jerome Bourdellon: Evidence
Leandre, Joelle / Jerome Bourdellon:
Evidence

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The duo of French bassist Joelle Leandre and flautist Jerome Bourdellon, two tremendously skilled improvisers in an impressive dialog on a variety of flutes, bass clarinet, bass, voice, with one solo piece from each.

Mezei, Szilard Tubass Quintet: Canons - 2nd Hoisting [VINYL]
Mezei, Szilard Tubass Quintet:
Canons - 2nd Hoisting [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $24.95    




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Four extended compositions from the Tubass Quintet led by Szilard Mezei (performing on double bass instead of his usual viola) performing with a heavy group of 4 double bassists and tuba.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock
Mostly Other People Do the Killing:
Slippery Rock

(Hot Cup Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Claiming to have been inspired by smooth jazz, the 6th MOPDTK album is a remarkable achievement of forward-thinking free jazz with a bizarre sense of humor and an irresistible love of poking fun at form while simultaneously paying homage.

Nabatov / Wogram / Rainey: NAWORA
Nabatov / Wogram / Rainey:
NAWORA

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.45    




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The improvisational trio of Simon Nabatov (piano), Nils Wogram (trombone), and Tom Rainey (drums) play the third and last documentation of Nabatov's "Roundup" project at LOFT.

Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver: Living Jelly
Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver:
Living Jelly

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Studio recordings from the trio of Brazilian/NY saxophonist Ivo Perelman, drummer Gerald Cleaver, and Joe Morris on guitar, inventive and interactive improvisation from three of NY's finest players.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio: The Gift
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio:
The Gift

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The trio of saxophonist Ivo Perelman with pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist Michael Bisio (both part of Shipp's trio) in an explorative album of creative, energetic, and melodic jazz.

Pisaro, Michael: The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit)
Pisaro, Michael:
The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit)

(Gravity Wave -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Michael Pisaro's compositions for translations of Oswald Egger's "Diskrete Stetigkeit, Poesie und Mathematik", performed with Pisaro, Egger, Julia Holter, Taku Sugimoto, Graham Lambkin (who also provides audio), &c.

Pisaro, Michael: The Punishment of the Tribe by its Elders
Pisaro, Michael:
The Punishment of the Tribe by its Elders

(Gravity Wave -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Pisaro's fascinating composition created with guitar, bass, percussion, radio, electronics, and field recordings, using long gaps of silence resolved through a dynamic set of rich audio sections.

Romen / Fagaschinski / Schneider: Here Comes The Sun
Romen / Fagaschinski / Schneider:
Here Comes The Sun

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


Price: $13.95    




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The trio of clarinetist Kai Fagachinski (Magic I.D., International Nothing) with frequent collaborators Barbara Romen (hammered dulcimer) and guitarist Gunter Schneider, for a beautiful and enigmatic album of gauzy tones and plucks.

Sudo Quartet (Leandre / Zingaro / Tramontana / Lovens): Live at Banlieue Bleue
Sudo Quartet (Leandre / Zingaro / Tramontana / Lovens):
Live at Banlieue Bleue

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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Masterful free improvisation from the quartet of bassist Joelle Leandre, violinist Carlos Zingaro, trombonist Sebi Tramontana and drummer Paul Lovens, referencing jazz tradition while taking it well beyond.

Sun Ra: Sub Underground Series Vol 1 & 2 - Cosmo Earth Fantasy
Sun Ra:
Sub Underground Series Vol 1 & 2 - Cosmo Earth Fantasy

(Art Yard (ReR TYARD) -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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A Saturn release from the 1960's featuring a wide-range of pieces from studio recordings, rehearsals, and live concerts that are all heart-felt and made in the traditional Sun Ra style.

Zorn, John: A Vision In Blakelight
Zorn, John:
A Vision In Blakelight

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Inspired by the spiritual mythology of William Blake, this is part of Zorn's series of 21st century mystical works, alternately romantic, ominous, ecstatic, driving and meditative.

Zorn, John: Filmworks Xxvñ City Of Slaughter/Schmatta/ Beyond The Infinite
Zorn, John:
Filmworks Xxvñ City Of Slaughter/Schmatta/ Beyond The Infinite

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Zorn 25th "Filmworks" CD, commissioned to create music for video installations in Moscow's Museum of Jewish History, where Zorn has responded with a poignant Jewish-tinged score performed here by the virtuosic Israeli pianist Omri Mor.

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.

Peeping Tom (Dorner / Badaroux / Grip / Gerbal): Boperation
Peeping Tom (Dorner / Badaroux / Grip / Gerbal):
Boperation

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $13.95    




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The Boperation quartet of Axel Dorner (trumpet), Pierre-Anotoine Badaroux (sax), Joel Grip (bass), and Antonin Gerbal (drums) apply modern playing techniques to the original compositions of bepop artists including Herbie Nichols, Jackie McLean, Fats Navarro, &c.

Strid, Raymond / Roland Keijser: Yellow Bell [3 CD BOX]
Strid, Raymond / Roland Keijser:
Yellow Bell [3 CD BOX]

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $36.95    




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The Swedish duo of reedist Roland Keijser and drummer Raymond Strid performing live in Stockholm at Club Yellow Bell applying modern strategies to traditional works and a few jazz standards including "Monk's Mood".

Wallin, Per Henrik & Sven-Ake Johansson: 1974 - 2004 [4 CD BOX]
Wallin, Per Henrik & Sven-Ake Johansson:
1974 - 2004 [4 CD BOX]

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $39.95    




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Unique release of a 4-CD box including rare recordings of Swedish pioneers of free jazz and improvised music, as well as a 28-page booklet with extensive writings and photos, letters and drawings by the artists.

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.

Cremaster / Komora A: split [7-inch VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cremaster / Komora A:
split [7-inch VINYL] [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )


Price: $11.66    




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A split 7" release between Cremaster (Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electronics) and Ferran Fages (feedback mixing board and electroacoustic devices); and the Komora A trio of Karol Koszniec (electronics), Dominik Kowalczyk (laptop) and Jakub Mikolajczyk (modular synth).

Cage, John / Domencio Scarlatti: Changes
Cage, John / Domencio Scarlatti:
Changes

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Pianist Pi-Hsien Chen performs both the playful and quirky sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti juxtaposed to John Cage's I Ching developed compositions, "Music of Changes", which complement each other in unexpected and sublime ways.

Ives, Charles: A Songbook
Ives, Charles:
A Songbook

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Sebastian Gottschick's adaptations of Ives' songs and short instrumental pieces pay homage to the composer and develop his work further, as conducted by Gottschick with the ensemble fur neue musik zurich.

Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya: Improvisations 5 [2 CDs]
Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya:
Improvisations 5 [2 CDs]

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $19.95    




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21 wild rides from the fully improvised duo of guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi on guitar & effects, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, voice & sampler, two CDs from four separate concerts at Japanese venues Akihabara Goodman in 2012 & 2014, Kichijoji FOXHOLE in 2014, and Okubo Hikarino-Uma in 2017; intensely exciting and magnificently masterful improv instrumental rock.

Twins of El Dorado: [portend the end]
Twins of El Dorado:
[portend the end]

(Prom Night Records -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Twins of El Dorado is NY trumpeter Joe Moffett (Ad Faunum, Inzinzac) in a duo with jazz vocalist Kristin Slipp (Art Bears Songbook) performing original work and a text setting by composer Wes Matthews.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Strid, Raymond / Roland Keijser: Yellow Bell [3 CD BOX]

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock

Leandre, Joelle / Jerome Bourdellon: Evidence

Borbetomagus: Trente Belles Annees

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: We Who Had Left

Wallin, Per Henrik & Sven-Ake Johansson: 1974 - 2004 [4 CD BOX]

Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya: Improvisations 4 [DVD AUDIO + IMAGES]

Peeping Tom (Dorner / Badaroux / Grip / Gerbal): Boperation

Group, The (Abdullah / Brown / Bang / Sirone / Hopkins / Cyrille): Live [VINYL]

Cage, John / Domencio Scarlatti: Changes

Ives, Charles: A Songbook

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