The Squid's Ear Magazine
April 2013


 
Atolon + Chip Shop Music: Public Private
Atolon + Chip Shop Music:
Public Private

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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ChipShop music with Erik Carlsson (percussion), Martin Kuchen (sax & radio), David Lacey (percussion & electronics) and Paul Vogel (computer & clarinet) meet Atolon (Ruth Barberan, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, and Ferran Fages).

Bent Spoon Duo: With & Without Allison Cameron
Bent Spoon Duo:
With & Without Allison Cameron

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Chris Dadge and Scott Munro (aka the Bent Spoon Duo) recorded this album at Weeds Cafe in Calgary in 2012 as a duo, extending their set to a trio with the compatible style of Allison Camera on amplified & mangled banjo and kalimba.

Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Smith / Ismaily): Your Turn
Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Smith / Ismaily):
Your Turn

(Northern Spy -- USA )


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Five years after their debut release, Ceramic Dog, the power trio featuring Marc Ribot (guitar), Shahzad Ismaily (bass/electronics) and Ches Smith (drums), returns with this exceptional album merging rock and improv Downtown NY style.

Coluccino, Osvaldo: Oltreorme
Coluccino, Osvaldo:
Oltreorme

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Italian composer Osvaldo Coluccino performed these minimal works using acoustic objects only: no musical instruments, no power tools, nor appliances, nor other electric machines, and no post electronic processing.

Convergence Quartet, The: Slow and Steady
Convergence Quartet, The:
Slow and Steady

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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The Convergence Quartet with Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Alexander Hawkins (piano), Dominic Lash (bass) and Harris Eisenstadt (drums) performing live at the Vortex Jazz Club in November, 2011 as part of the London Jazz Festival.

Crump, Stephan / Mary Halvorson (Secret Keeper): Super Eight
Crump, Stephan / Mary Halvorson (Secret Keeper):
Super Eight

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Brooklyn based bassist Stephan Crump (Rosetta Trio) and guitarist Mary Halvorson (MAP, Braxton, &c) perform duos recorded at Butler Plaza in Brooklyn, 2011, thoroughly modern improvisation from two of NY's finest young players.

Epps, Ellwood / Joshua Zubot: Land of Marigold
Epps, Ellwood / Joshua Zubot:
Land of Marigold

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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The debut recording from the duo of Montreal-based frequent collaborators, trumpeter Ellwood Epps and Joshua Zubot on violin and low octave violin, excellent extended dialog with elegant flair and great insight into each other's playing.

Guthrie, Anne / Richard Kamerman: Sinter
Guthrie, Anne / Richard Kamerman:
Sinter

(ErstAEU -- USA )


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The duo of Anne Guthrie and Richard Kamerman in 5 large canvases of sound using field recordings, domestic recordings, composition, improvisation, processing - unhurried work of great detail and diversity that captivates the attentive listener.

Koch-Schutz-Studer With Shelley Hirsch: Walking And Stumbling Through Your Sleep
Koch-Schutz-Studer With Shelley Hirsch:
Walking And Stumbling Through Your Sleep

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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The remarkable Swiss improvising trio Koch-Schutz-Studer collaborates with NY improvising vocalist artist Shelley Hirsch for an amazing album of voice and electronic and acoustic improvisation with few boundaries and incredible insight.

Meichel, Dan & Chris Dadge: Mannington
Meichel, Dan & Chris Dadge:
Mannington

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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The first in a series of releases from Bug Incision's archive of late saxophonist Dan Meichel, from recordings in Calgary in 2008 showing Meichel's articulately heavy style against Dadge's inventive drumming and percussion.

Melodic Art-Tet (Brackeen, Abdullah, Parker, Blank, Waters): Melodic Art-Tet
Melodic Art-Tet (Brackeen, Abdullah, Parker, Blank, Waters):
Melodic Art-Tet

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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1974 recordings at WKCR in NYC from the quintet of Charles Brackeen (flute & sax), Ahmed Abdullah (trumpet), William Parker (bass), Roger Blank (drums) and Tony Waters (percussion), beautifully recorded and essential free improvisation.

Panzner, Joe / Greg Stuart: Dystonia Duos
Panzner, Joe / Greg Stuart:
Dystonia Duos

(ErstAEU -- USA )


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Joe Panzner (Clearing, Polluted) and Greg Stuart (Pisaro) in a building electroacoustic improvisation work, mutating sound into a symphonic work of darkly blissful noise abstraction.

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Live at Maya Recordings Festival
Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton:
Live at Maya Recordings Festival

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Superb improvisation from three masters - Evan Parker on sax, Barry Guy on bass and Paul Lytton on drums - performing at the Maya Recordings Festival, September 23 - 25, 2011 at Theater am Gleis, Winterthur, Switzerland.

Patterson, Lee & Vanessa Rossetto: Temperament as Waveform
Patterson, Lee & Vanessa Rossetto:
Temperament as Waveform

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Four tracks produced by file-exchange from 2010-2012 between sound artist Lee Patterson in Austin, Texas and Manchester, UK-based Vanessa Rossetto, impressive works on a large geographic and sound scale.

Quat Quartet (Fred Van Hove, Els Vandeweyer, Paul Lovens, Martin Blume): Live at Hasselt
Quat Quartet (Fred Van Hove, Els Vandeweyer, Paul Lovens, Martin Blume):
Live at Hasselt

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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Excellent free improvisation from the quartet of Els Vandeweyer (vibraphone), Fred Van Hove (piano / accordion), Paul Lovens (percussion), Martin Blume (percussion) recording at Kunstencentrum BELGIE & Cultuurplatform Motives for Jazz.

Robair, Gino: Solo Drums with Ebow
Robair, Gino:
Solo Drums with Ebow

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Percussionist Robair placed an Ebow over a street-sweeper blade or a short length of guitar string, and then placed those on the head of a snare drum or floor tom, recording without effects to allow natural rhythms and harmonic modulation to come forth.

Rowe, Keith / Graham Lambkin: Making A
Rowe, Keith / Graham Lambkin:
Making A

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Keith Rowe first met Graham Lambkin at erstwhile's 2007 Amplify 2011 festival in NYC, playing again in 2013, and recording this album at Lambkin's house that same year, creating something unusual and unique from each player's perspective.

Stephenson, Graham / Aaron Zarzutzki: Touching
Stephenson, Graham / Aaron Zarzutzki:
Touching

(ErstAEU -- USA )


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Trumpet, synthesizer and microphones from the ea-improv duo of Graham Stephenson and Aaron Zarzutzki, an unusual palette of sounds mutating both instruments with both vengeance and guttural humor, a fascinating display of sound and momentum.

Takase, Aki: My Ellington
Takase, Aki:
My Ellington

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Pianist Takase continues her tributes to great American jazz musicians with a solo album of Ellington interpretations, taken from her unique perspective and style, played with great feeling and insight.

Thieke & Toulemonde / Capece & Drouin: Berlin Series #1
Thieke & Toulemonde / Capece & Drouin:
Berlin Series #1

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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The Inframince/Immensity split CD is the first in a series of discs exploring the work of musicians based in Berlin, a city which has been one of the most vibrant centres for improvised and contemporary music since the 1960's.

Ziegele, Omri - Yves Theiler: Inside Innocence
Ziegele, Omri - Yves Theiler:
Inside Innocence

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Omri Ziegele, saxophonist, composer and und leader of the small orchestra Billiger Bauer presents a duo with younger Zurich pianist Yves Theiler, presenting melodic compositions from both players performed with beautiful intuitive dialog.

Zorn, John: The Mysteries
Zorn, John:
The Mysteries

(Tzadik -- USA )


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The second volume from the trio of Bill Frisell (guitar), Carol Emanuel (harp) and Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone, bells) playing Zorn's mystical compositions that leave room for improvisation.

Zs: Grain
Zs:
Grain

(Northern Spy -- USA )


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Tenor saxophonist Sam Hillmer (The Diamond Terrifier) takes NYC's Zs into a new direction as a trio with guitarist Patrick Higgins and percussionist Greg Fox, presenting the two part "Grain", a massive work of reorganized sound.

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.

Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl: Plume
Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl:
Plume

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


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Drummer/percussionist Tony Buck and saxophonist John Butcher are the common elements in these two trios, one with guitarist Burkhard Stangl, and one with pianist Magda Mayas, using imaginative and unusual approaches to improvisation.

Mayas, Magda / Christine Abdelnour: Myriad
Mayas, Magda / Christine Abdelnour:
Myriad

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


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Pianist Magda Mayas and saxophonist Christin Abdelnour recorded these 2 tracks at a concert organised by Radio France at Meteo Festival, Mulhouse, idiosyncratic and distinctive playing using extended and unusual techniques.

Sinclair, John & Hollow Bones: Honoring the Local Gods
Sinclair, John & Hollow Bones:
Honoring the Local Gods

(Straw2Gold -- USA )


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Poet John Sinclair, leader of the anti-racist White Panther Party, reads his poetry with the NYC quintet of Ras Moshe (sax), Elliott Levin (sax), Alex Obert (bass), Ander Nilssen (guitar) and Michael Wimberly (drums).

Koch / Schutz / Studer: Tales From 30 Unintentional Nights
Koch / Schutz / Studer:
Tales From 30 Unintentional Nights

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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ZGA: Zgamoniums
ZGA:
Zgamoniums

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Koch / Schutz / Studer / Uetz: Live Im Schiffbau
Koch / Schutz / Studer / Uetz:
Live Im Schiffbau

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Ziegele, Omri: Can Walk On Sand
Ziegele, Omri:
Can Walk On Sand

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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The 2nd volume of saxophonist Omri Ziegele and pianist Irene Schweizer's "Where's Africa" with drummer Makaya Ntshoko, beautiful, virtuosic and melodic jazz.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Eric La Casa / Philip Samartzis: Stray Shafts of Sunlight
Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Eric La Casa / Philip Samartzis:
Stray Shafts of Sunlight

(Swarming -- France )


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Using extended saxophone (Guionnet), microphones, prepared recordings & laptop (La Casa) and electronics, field recordings & laptop (Samartzis) this release comprises various live recordings made in 2007 while on tour in France, Germany and Italy.

Durio Zibethinus (Quentin Biardeau / Valentin Ceccaldi): Poissons Frais
Durio Zibethinus (Quentin Biardeau / Valentin Ceccaldi):
Poissons Frais

(BeCoq -- France )


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Saxophonist Quentin Biardeau and cellist Valentin Ceccalid, also on percussion, are Durio Zibethinus, a duo from Orleans, France using traditional and unusual instruments to present unique free improvisations balancing powerful technique and just plain creative fun.

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.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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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 )


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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.

Kalashnikov: Bang Bang [2 CDs]
Kalashnikov:
Bang Bang [2 CDs]

(Veal -- USA )


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Double CD of bleak and sinister metal-oriented improv from the duo of Jamie Saft on keys and bass and Mike Pride on drums and hostile and freakish vocals.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Eric La Casa / Philip Samartzis: Soleil d'Artifice
Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Eric La Casa / Philip Samartzis:
Soleil d'Artifice

(Swarming -- France )


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The first 2009 release for French The Swarming label is the trio of saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet, and electronic artists Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis, using unusual procedures and investigations to create impressive and dynamic sonic journeys.

XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot): Pah'
XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot):
Pah'

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )


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The duo of Paul Abbot on drum kits, percussion & computer, and Seymour Wright on alto saxophone and feedback, in a massive edge-of-your seat live recording from London's Cafe Oto in 2015, a mix of brutal and beautiful playing with unexpected and surprising twists.



Best Sellers in This Category:

XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot): Pah'

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Live at Maya Recordings Festival

Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl: Plume

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Eric La Casa / Philip Samartzis: Stray Shafts of Sunlight

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

Convergence Quartet, The: Slow and Steady

Mayas, Magda / Christine Abdelnour: Myriad

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Eric La Casa / Philip Samartzis: Soleil d'Artifice

Meichel, Dan & Chris Dadge: Mannington

Kalashnikov: Bang Bang [2 CDs]

Bent Spoon Duo: With & Without Allison Cameron

Robair, Gino: Solo Drums with Ebow

Sinclair, John & Hollow Bones: Honoring the Local Gods

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