The Squid's Ear Magazine
July 2016


 
Brotzmann, Peter / William Parker / Hamid Drake: Song Sentimentale [VINYL]
Brotzmann, Peter / William Parker / Hamid Drake:
Song Sentimentale [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )


Price: $25.95    




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One of a dual CD/LP release documenting three nights at London's Cafe Oto by the trio of Peter Brotzmann on reeds, William Parker on double bass, guembri, shakuhachi, and shenai, and Hamid Drake on drums, an incredible display of improvised music from three masters of the form.

Baker, Duck : Outside (1977-83)
Baker, Duck :
Outside (1977-83)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Fingerstyle guitarist Duck Baker was influenced by Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor, recording these solo original improvisations plus 2 Ornette Coleman pieces from '77-'83 in London, Torino & Calgary, plus 2 duos with guitar madman Eugene Chadbourne.

Carter, Kent: Oratorios and Songs (2010)
Carter, Kent:
Oratorios and Songs (2010)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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The Riviere Ensemble led by bassist Kent Carter with Christiane Bopp (trombone), Albrecht Maurer (violin), Katrin Mickiewicz (viola) and Laura Tejeda Martin (mezzo soprano) recording original works in historic churches in France, blending classical, jazz, free improv & traditional musics.

Marsh, Tony / Chefa Alonso: Goodbye Red Rose (2008/9)
Marsh, Tony / Chefa Alonso:
Goodbye Red Rose (2008/9)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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During her stay in London from 2004-2008, saxophonist Chefa Alonso developed a rewarding duo with percussionist Tony Marsh of great technical and musical value, as heard on these excellent recordings from Red Rose and Ryan's Bar in London, and Matadero in Huesca, Spain.

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Withdrawal (1966/7)[REISSUE]
Spontaneous Music Ensemble:
Withdrawal (1966/7)[REISSUE]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Featuring the earliest published recordings of Barry Guy & Evan Parker, percussionist John Steven's presents transitional sextet and septet performances of his groundbreaking free improv group from 1966 & '67 with Trevor Watts, Paul Rutherford, Kenny Wheeler, and Derek Bailey.

Baars, Ab  / Ig Henneman / Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Rainey: Perch Hen Brock & Rainy | Live @ The Jazz H
Baars, Ab / Ig Henneman / Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Rainey:
Perch Hen Brock & Rainy | Live @ The Jazz Happening Tampere

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Crossing Netherland and New York players, Ab Baars on reeds, Ig Henneman on viola, Ingrid Laubrcok on sax and Tom Rainey on drums present an album of insightful improv that borrows approaches to sound from natural world, performed live at Tampere Jazz Happening, Finland in 2014.

Morris, Joe: Shock Axis
Morris, Joe:
Shock Axis

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A limited edition release of guitarist Joe Morri's new NY-area aggressive improvising trio with younger players Dave Parmelle on drums and Chris Cretella on electric bass, shredding with awesome technical skill and intense harmonic and melodic force, really powerful stuff!

Pavone, Jessica : Silent Spills
Pavone, Jessica :
Silent Spills

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Using viola, effects, and on one track, voice, New York improviser and Anthony Braxton ensemble member Jessica Pavone presents a uniquely voiced solo album, approaching the instrument through simple means that become increasingly twisted and unforseen as they advance.

Sikora, Catherine : Jersey
Sikora, Catherine :
Jersey

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Irish-born New York based tenor saxophonist Catherine Sikora, know for her work with Eric Mingus, Hans-earl Park and Nick Didkovsky, in her first solo album, a strong release of passionate and informed free improv, 13 pieces revealing a unique and adept approach to the horn.

Dick, Robert: Our Cells Know
Dick, Robert:
Our Cells Know

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Using multiphonics, percussive effects, circular breathing and other extended approaches to the contrabass flute, composer/performer/improviser Robert Dick releases a mesmerizing album of improvisations, breaking new terrain by letting the largest of flutes lead his muse.

Zorn, John: The Mockingbird
Zorn, John:
The Mockingbird

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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John Zorn's Gnostic Trio of Bill Frisell on guitar, Carol Emanuel on harp and Kenny Wollesen on vibes and chimes, perform Zorn's compositions inspired by the classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" in lyrical chamber jazz of great depth and nuance.

Bandolin, Jacob do : Great Jewish Music
Bandolin, Jacob do :
Great Jewish Music

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A tribute to Jacob do Bandolim, one of the founders of the Brazilian instrumental style choro in the 30's and 40's, in compositions from Tzadik artists Davka, Cyro Baptista, Carla Kihlstedt, Jon Madof, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Ben Perowsky, Rob Burger, Jamie Saft, &c.

Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper /  Loriot / Roig):
Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper / Loriot / Roig):
Ljubljana

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Active since 2013, this ever-changing band was formed by multi-reedist Joachim Badenhorst, blending jazz, post-rock, noise, lo- fi, psychedelica, and ambient music into a potent brew, as heard here in this septet rendering performing live at the 2015 Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

Cortex (Johansson / Alberts / Hoyer / Nilssen): Live in New York
Cortex (Johansson / Alberts / Hoyer / Nilssen):
Live in New York

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Approaching the free side of 60s postbop in the Ornette Coleman vein, the Cortex quartet of Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Kristoffer Alberts (sax), Ola Hoyer (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums) are captured for a dynamic and captivating set at IBeam in Brooklyn in 2015.

Dickey, Whit / Kirk Knuffke: Fierce Silence
Dickey, Whit / Kirk Knuffke:
Fierce Silence

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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The NY duo of Whit Dickey on drums and Kirk Knuffke on cornet, in Dickey's first published recording in a decade, using a slow pulse and space in sophisticated dialogs and ballads that avail finesse and economical approaches that rely on the incredible skills of both players.

Lume (Barroso / Chochofel / Gaspar / Reis / Silva / Toscano / Menezes / Coelho / Charrinho / Monteir
Lume (Barroso / Chochofel / Gaspar / Reis / Silva / Toscano / Menezes / Coelho / Charrinho / Monteiro / Marques / Cunha / Lala / Vicente / Amado / Machado):
Xabregas 10

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble (LUME) is an 11-piece ensemble led by pianist Marco Barroso, here captured live at the 2014 festival Jazz em Agosto for an unusual concert that blends free jazz, noise, rock, musical quotes and much, much more in exhiliarating ways.

Modular String Trio (Okhrimchuk / Jedrzejewski / Kacperczyk): Ants Bees and Butterflies
Modular String Trio (Okhrimchuk / Jedrzejewski / Kacperczyk):
Ants Bees and Butterflies

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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A most unusual trio: actually a quartet, this Polish/Ukraine group has three strings (violin, cello, contrabass) with modular synth and electronics reinforcing their sound, less EA than chamber jazz with fascinating orchestration and wonderful harmonic and melodic invention.

Mount Meander (Auzins / Leidinger / Jacobson / Sauerborn): Mount Meander
Mount Meander (Auzins / Leidinger / Jacobson / Sauerborn):
Mount Meander

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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The transnational quartet of artists from Germany, Latvia and Poland comprised of Karlis Auzins (sax), Lucas Leidinger (piano), Tomo Jacobson (double bass), and Thomas Sauerborn (drums), performing intuitive and collective free improvisation of great sensitify and skill.

Roji (Almeida / Schneider / Santos Silva): The Hundred Headed Woman
Roji (Almeida / Schneider / Santos Silva):
The Hundred Headed Woman

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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A dark set of heavy improvisations from bassist Goncalo Almeida's project with drummer Jorg A. Schneider, with guests Susana Santos Silva on trumpet and Colin Webster on baritone sax; references to Bill Laswell, Zu, and Napalm Death are a good indication.

Silva / Anker / Sandell / Zetterberg / Falt: Life and Other Transient Storms
Silva / Anker / Sandell / Zetterberg / Falt:
Life and Other Transient Storms

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Live recordings at the 2015 Tampere Jazz Happening from the first meeting of Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Lotte Anker on sax, Sten Sandell on piano, Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass and Jon Falt on drums, a modern supergroup of responsive and subtle collective improvisation.

Universal Indians w/ Joe McPhee: Skullduggery [VINYL 2 LPs]
Universal Indians w/ Joe McPhee:
Skullduggery [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $32.95    




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The free improvising trio of John Dikeman on sax, Jon Rune Strom on bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums, invites Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet and alto sax for a release of rugged free improv using unorthodox approaches and amazing dexterity in their playing.

Douglas, Dave High Risk: Dark Territory
Douglas, Dave High Risk:
Dark Territory

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Electronic-inspired ensemble High Risk with Dave Douglas on trumpet, Jonathan Maron on bass, Mark Guiliana on drums and Shigeto on electronics, exploring the intersection of creative improvisation and modern electronic music production in persuasively rhythmic music.

Amalgamated / Odd Person : Anthropodermic Ixii [CASSETTE]
Amalgamated / Odd Person :
Anthropodermic Ixii [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, all hand-painted & numbered; this release presents the collaborative long-form improvisation noise project Amalgamated backed with Odd Person, the ongoing project of Bicephalic label leader August Traeger.

Arashi (Sakata / Berthling / Nilssen-Love): Semikujira
Arashi (Sakata / Berthling / Nilssen-Love):
Semikujira

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




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The trio of Akira Sakata on reeds & voice, Johan Berthling on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion in an intense set of free jazz denoted by the name Arashi (Storm), an apt description of the fury and irreproachable power of this trio's playing.

Dog Hallucination / Ichtyor Tides : Vergier Begets [CASSETTE]
Dog Hallucination / Ichtyor Tides :
Vergier Begets [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A is Dog Hallucination (D. Petri) for manipulated guitars, textural element, and organized sound; Side B is Ichtyor Tides (Nikola Akileus) for synthetic ambience, glitches, hazy drones, & field recordings.

Kid Millions & Jim Sauter: Million Dollar Band / Bull Run [VINYL 7-inch]
Kid Millions & Jim Sauter:
Million Dollar Band / Bull Run [VINYL 7-inch]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Borbetomagus' Jim Sauter has been performing in a duo with drummer Kid Millions for several years, creating a blistering and urgent wail of free improvised energy, as heard on this two track 7 inch, succint sonic blasts of freedom.

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.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

Chefkirk / S27E152 : Immediate Shred [CASSETTE]
Chefkirk / S27E152 :
Immediate Shred [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A presents S27E152, aka Brisbane's Tristan Eyles, using field recordings and image synthesis; Side B is Chefkirk, aka Roger Smith, combining concrete sound with improvised drone and harsh electronics.

Faint Glow / Justin Scott Gray : Quantum Ouch [CASSETTE]
Faint Glow / Justin Scott Gray :
Quantum Ouch [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A presents dark soundscapes from Jeff Winter, aka Faint Glow, in slowly unfolding electronic works; Side B a variety of electronic approaches from arpeggiated to slowly abrasive grumbling.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Baars, Ab / Ig Henneman / Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Rainey: Perch Hen Brock & Rainy | Live @ The Jazz H

Morris, Joe: Shock Axis

Pavone, Jessica : Silent Spills

Silva / Anker / Sandell / Zetterberg / Falt: Life and Other Transient Storms

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Withdrawal (1966/7)[REISSUE]

Sikora, Catherine : Jersey

Universal Indians w/ Joe McPhee: Skullduggery [VINYL 2 LPs]

Baker, Duck : Outside (1977-83)

Marsh, Tony / Chefa Alonso: Goodbye Red Rose (2008/9)

Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper / Loriot / Roig):

Lume (Barroso / Chochofel / Gaspar / Reis / Silva / Toscano / Menezes / Coelho / Charrinho / Monteir

Roji (Almeida / Schneider / Santos Silva): The Hundred Headed Woman

Mount Meander (Auzins / Leidinger / Jacobson / Sauerborn): Mount Meander

Modular String Trio (Okhrimchuk / Jedrzejewski / Kacperczyk): Ants Bees and Butterflies

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

Dog Hallucination / Ichtyor Tides : Vergier Begets [CASSETTE]

Amalgamated / Odd Person : Anthropodermic Ixii [CASSETTE]

Faint Glow / Justin Scott Gray : Quantum Ouch [CASSETTE]

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