The Squid's Ear Magazine
August 2013


 
Altschul, Barry: The 3dom Factor
Altschul, Barry:
The 3dom Factor

(Tum -- Finland )


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Drummer Barry Altschul's first release as a leader in 25 years finds him in a trio with Jon Irabagon (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) and Joe Fonda (FAB Trio) for 9 Altschul compositions plus Carla Bley's "Ictus".

Blur, Rosco: Stable Chaos
Blur, Rosco:
Stable Chaos

(Red Toucan -- Canada )


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Rosco Blur's groove-based jazz album with a great set of players including Paul Plimey (piano), Dylan van der Schyff (drums), spirited music with the occasional sung-spoken lyric, an album that harkens to the world of Roland Kirk with a modern edge.

Braida, Alberto / Wilbert de Joode: Reg Erg
Braida, Alberto / Wilbert de Joode:
Reg Erg

(Red Toucan -- Canada )


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Italian pianist Alberto Braida in a duo with Netherlands bassist Wilbert de Joode, a set of freely improvised works of intense dialog both technical and sensitive, with a playful give and take that incorporates magnificent use of both players instruments.

Braxton, Anthony & Taylor Ho Bynum: Duo (Amherst) 2010 [DVD]
Braxton, Anthony & Taylor Ho Bynum:
Duo (Amherst) 2010 [DVD]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


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Newly Distributed in 2021: Limited edition DVD plus audio files of two extended sets bringing saxophonist Anthony Braxton and cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum together live at Bezanson Recital Hall in Amherst, MA in 2010, performing compositions by both artists.

Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble: I Am Here Where Are You
Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble:
I Am Here Where Are You

(Trost Records -- Austria )


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Distilling the trio of Brotzmann/Noble/Edwards into a duo, saxophonist Brotzmann and drummer Noble recorded this powerful set of free improvisations live at Ateliers Claus, Brussels on January 19th, 2013.

Cady, Jason: Happiness Is The Problem
Cady, Jason:
Happiness Is The Problem

(Lock Step Records -- USA )


Price: $7.16    




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A thoroughly modern and bizarre two-act opera about three struggling roommates in Brooklyn performed with Jason Cady, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, Jessica Pavone, Tim Dahl, Ben Holmes, Katie Young, &c.

Curran, Alvin: Shofar Rags
Curran, Alvin:
Shofar Rags

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Shofar, a ram horn, is the unifying sound in these experimental compositions performed by Alvin Curran, who also uses electronics, in a NY quartet with Arnold Dreyblatt (accordion), William Winant (large tam tam), Michael Riessler (clarinet).

Fujii, Satoko: Gen Himmel
Fujii, Satoko:
Gen Himmel

(Libra -- Japan )


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A hauntingly beautiful set of solo piano works from Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii, subtle work that belies her incredible techincal skill through beautifully paced and meditative music.

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Colorado at Clinton
Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels:
Colorado at Clinton

(Ayler -- France )


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Trumpeter & cornetist Dennis Gonzalez' Yells At Eels with sons Aaron Gonzalez on bass and Stefan Gonzalez on drums adds Aakash Mittal (Rudresh Mahanthappa, Ravish Momin) on alto sax for a dynamic studio release of Gonzalez and Mittal compositions.

Houle, Francois Trio: Schizosphere
Houle, Francois Trio:
Schizosphere

(Red Toucan -- Canada )


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An early album from Vancouver clarinetist Francois Houle with frequent collaborators Tony Wilson (guitar) and Dylan van der Schyff (drums & percussion), performing original compositions and a unique version of Duke Ellington's "Frustration."

Kaze: Tornado
Kaze:
Tornado

(Circum-Libra -- Japan/France )


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With two trumpets, drums and piano, Kaze's 2nd release with Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, and Muzzix members Christian Pruvost and Peter Orins, hits like the album title, but surprises with contrasts from torrential power to beautiful melodic interplay.

Laboule: Refugio
Laboule:
Refugio

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


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Recorded among the Alps, "Refugio" is Laboule's (Paolo Novellino) disclosure of an ancient, dusty and seaside soundscape where it's possible to discover the necessary asylum to grow and find a refuge for melancholy.

Liebig / Vatcher / Golia: On The Cusp Of Fire And Water
Liebig / Vatcher / Golia:
On The Cusp Of Fire And Water

(Red Toucan -- Canada )


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The West Coast trio of Michael Vatcher on drums & percussion, Steuart Liebig on electric bass, and Vinny Golia on reeds and winds recording live in Los Angeles, 2001, astonishing free improvisation from three seasoned players.

Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell: Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moo
Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell:
Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moons Of Jupiter & Electronic Works [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


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Chicago cornetist/composer Rob Mazurek leads his Exploding Star Orchestra featuring Roscoe Mitchell with Nicole Mitchell, Matana Roberts, Steve Swell, Matt Bauder, Jason Adasiewica, &c. through a colossal 8 part work, and also provides a single CD of cosmic electronics.

NOHOME (Caspar Brtozmann): Nohome [2 VINYL LPs]
NOHOME (Caspar Brtozmann):
Nohome [2 VINYL LPs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


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Turbulent and rugged free improvisation live in Berlin from the trio of electric guitarist Caspar Brotzmann, E-Bassist Marino Pliakas, and drummer Michael Wertmuller, with FM Einheit joining on steel for two tracks.

Reason, Dana / Peter Valsamis: Border Crossings
Reason, Dana / Peter Valsamis:
Border Crossings

(Red Toucan -- Canada )


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The duo of pianist Dana Reason and drummer & sampler player Peter Valsamis in an album crossing boundaries of jazz, classical, and creative new music from two exceptional players involved in a rich dialog.

Schubert Quartet, Matthias: Trappola
Schubert Quartet, Matthias:
Trappola

(Red Toucan -- Canada )


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Tenor saxophonist Matthias Schubert leads a quartet with Claudio Puntin (clarinet) Carl Ludwig Hubsch (tuba), and Tom Rainey (drums), integrating New Orleans jazz forms into modern improvisation, including covering Jelly Roll Morton's "Shreveport Stomp".

Zorn, John: Dreamachines
Zorn, John:
Dreamachines

(Tzadik -- USA )


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"Dreamachines" takes Zorn's fascination with Gysin and Burroughs further in 9 compositions combining improvised and compositional techniques, performed by the amazing quartet of Joey Baron (drums), Trevor Dunn (bass), John Medeski (piano) and Kenny Wollesen (vibes).

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.

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 )


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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.

Crane, Laurence / Apartment House: Chamber Works 1992-2009 [2 CDs]
Crane, Laurence / Apartment House:
Chamber Works 1992-2009 [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A double CD of UK's experimental music ensemble Apartment House performing 14 chamber pieces composed by and under the supervision of Laurence Crane, beautiful and informed minimal work from a unique voice in modern composition.

Various Artists: 30/4
Various Artists:
30/4

(Fragment Factory -- Germany )


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Germany's Fragment Factory released this compilation to celebrate their 4th anniversary, with artists Joachim Montessuis, AMK, Aaron Dilloway, Philip Marshall, Krube., Michael Barthel, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Michael Muennich, Giuseppe Ielasi, Leif Elggren and Michael and Basil Esposito.

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 )


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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 )


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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.

Fauna (Simon Rose / Paul Stapleton): Fauna
Fauna (Simon Rose / Paul Stapleton):
Fauna

(pfmentum -- USA )


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British saxophonist Simon Rose uses extended and evocative techniques in this exceptional set of duos with Paul Stapleton, who plays a Bonsai Sound Sculpture, an assemblage of unusual electronic and acoustic components allowing a wide range of expression.

Cremaschi, George / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba: Resonators
Cremaschi, George / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba:
Resonators

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Acoustic instruments and feedback devices in old stone spaces, rich multi-layered music recorded during a residency in the Czech Republic by the trio of George Cremaschi (double bass and electronics), Irene Kepl (violin and electronics) and Petr Vrba (trumpet, clarinet and electronics).

Evans, Charles with Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky: Subliminal Leaps
Evans, Charles with Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky:
Subliminal Leaps

(More Is More -- USA )


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A composition written for collaboration between Charles Evans and David Liebman, an unusual pairing of soprano and baritone saxophones, in a quartet with pianist Ron Stabinsky and bassist Tony Marino.

Various Artists: To Live And Shave In L.A. - The Grief That Shrieked To Multiply [3 CDs + Download]
Various Artists:
To Live And Shave In L.A. - The Grief That Shrieked To Multiply [3 CDs + Download]

(Monotype -- Poland )


Price: $26.95    




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TLASILA was an experimental music collective founded in 1990 by composer Tom Smith; this 3 CD + download releases finds a massive cast of artists restructuring the improvisations from the "Noon and Eternity" album into a massive 240 minute work.

Tamura, Natsuki Quartet: Hada Hada
Tamura, Natsuki Quartet:
Hada Hada

(Libra -- Japan )


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Thunderous and intense free improvisation from Natsuki Tamurao's Quartet with Satoko Fujii playing sythesizer. 2003 release, first time in stock at Squidco.

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Cape of Storms
Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels:
Cape of Storms

(Ayler -- France )


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Trumpeter Gonzalez's band with sons, bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer Stefan Gonzalez, joined by saxophonist Tim Green and legendary UK/South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo.

Various Artists: Meta Magic Music:  Some Quiet Stars
Various Artists:
Meta Magic Music: Some Quiet Stars

(Meta Records -- Germany )


Price: $5.56    




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

(Monotype -- Poland )


Price: $14.40    




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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).

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

(Monotype -- Poland )


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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).

Nechustan, Alon: Ritual Fire
Nechustan, Alon:
Ritual Fire

(Between the lines -- Germany )


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Pianist Nechusthan leads his powerful trio of bassist Ken Filiano & drummer Bob Meyers, plus clarinet legend Harold Rubin, in a Jackson Pollack-influenced action suite, 10 pieces of free improvisation following a larger structured process.

Tamura, Natsuki: Dragon Nat
Tamura, Natsuki:
Dragon Nat

(Libra -- Japan )


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Using Gato Libre's music as the direction for his first solo album since 2004, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura releases an album of powerful and personal playing with a surreal flow of ideas, impish humor, and restrained joy.

Brady, Tim: 24 Frames - Trance [CD & DVD]
Brady, Tim:
24 Frames - Trance [CD & DVD]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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CD & DVD of Tim Brady's first installment in a triptych documenting a series of 24 pieces for guitar, here presenting Frames 19-24 for electric guitar, electronics and video.

Oxley, Tony with Bailey / Rutherford / Thomas / &c.: A Birthday Tribute - 75 Years
Oxley, Tony with Bailey / Rutherford / Thomas / &c.:
A Birthday Tribute - 75 Years

(Incus -- UK )


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Five recordings, 2 from 1977 at Tempo Natural and 3 from 1993, where Tony Oxley leads various permutations of improvisers Derek Bailey, Paul Rutherford, Pat Thomas, Matt Wand, Phillip Wachsmann, Ian Brighton; outstanding!



Best Sellers in This Category:

Braxton, Anthony & Taylor Ho Bynum: Duo (Amherst) 2010 [DVD]

Crane, Laurence / Apartment House: Chamber Works 1992-2009 [2 CDs]

Kaze: Tornado

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Cape of Storms

Fauna (Simon Rose / Paul Stapleton): Fauna

Gonzalez, Dennis Yells at Eels: Colorado at Clinton

Tamura, Natsuki Quartet: Hada Hada

Houle, Francois Trio: Schizosphere

Various Artists: To Live And Shave In L.A. - The Grief That Shrieked To Multiply [3 CDs + Download]

Various Artists: 30/4

Laboule: Refugio

Schubert Quartet, Matthias: Trappola

Various Artists: Meta Magic Music: Some Quiet Stars

Liebig / Vatcher / Golia: On The Cusp Of Fire And Water

Reason, Dana / Peter Valsamis: Border Crossings

Tamura, Natsuki: Dragon Nat

Blur, Rosco: Stable Chaos

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