The Squid's Ear Magazine
November 2016


 
Albro, Tim / Tyler Keen: Summary Dismissal
Albro, Tim / Tyler Keen:
Summary Dismissal

(ErstAEU -- USA )


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A first-time collaboration between two American noise/sound artists, Tim Albro and Tyler Keen, using electronics, guitars and other lo- to medium-fi sounds and crackles to create well-paced stories in sound, apparently mysterious travelogues from city to city.

Cundy, Chris: Gustav Lost
Cundy, Chris:
Gustav Lost

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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A melodic set of improvisations composed by bass clarinetist Chris Cundy, using approaches for songwriting to create compelling jazz compositions, in a band with Fyfe Dangerfield on piano, Mat Martin on guitar, Hannah Marshall on cello, Mark Sanders on drums and Dominic Lash on bass.

Ensemble Hodos: Lifework : A Unity - Ensemble Hodos plays Philip Corner (Vol. 1)
Ensemble Hodos:
Lifework : A Unity - Ensemble Hodos plays Philip Corner (Vol. 1)

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $9.60    




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Saxophonist Pierre-Antoine Badaroux and double bassist Sebastien Beliah formed Ensemble Hodos in 2008 to perform the music of composers who wrote scores that include freedom and/or improvisation for the players, here performing the music of Philip Corner.

Giuffre, Jimmy 3: Bremen & Stuttgart (1961) [2 CDs]
Giuffre, Jimmy 3:
Bremen & Stuttgart (1961) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $22.95    




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The sophisticated and influential Jimmy Giuffre 3 led by clarinetist Giuffre with Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on double bass, in a 2-CD reissue of their only known well-recorded concerts, alongside two tracks from their "Fusion" album not included in the ECM reissue.

Lambkin, Graham: Community [2 CDs]
Lambkin, Graham:
Community [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Using electronics, field recordings and spoken word, Graham Lambkin explores "Community" in abstract and literal ways, reflecting on society and describing aspects of community through spoken word and sound, a thought-provoking and complex work of organized sound.

Parker, Evan / Mark Nauseef / Toma Gouband : As The Wind
Parker, Evan / Mark Nauseef / Toma Gouband :
As The Wind

(psi -- Spain )


Price: $16.95    




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A brilliant album of subtle and masterful improvisation recorded in 2012 at and using the reverb of the St. Peters church in Whitstable by soprano saxophonist Evan Parker with two percussionists: Toma Gouband on lithophone-based percussion and Mark Nauseef on metallophone-based percussion.

Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt: The Earth And The Sky [3 CDs]
Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt:
The Earth And The Sky [3 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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erstwhile records releases their first CD on their ErstClass imprint, issuing and collecting historically important work, here with composer Michael Pisaro's piano works from 1994-2016, 11 compositions performed by Netherlands pianist Reinier van Houdt.

Remote Viewers, The: No Voice From The Hall
Remote Viewers, The:
No Voice From The Hall

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )


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The 15th album from the UK based, saxophone heavy Remote Viewers led by David Petts, bridging compositions and improvisation with a rock sensibility, in a sextet that includes improv heavies Mark Sanders on drums and John Edwards on bass.

Rosenberg, Reed Evan / Ethan Tripp: Medium Rude
Rosenberg, Reed Evan / Ethan Tripp:
Medium Rude

(ErstAEU -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A journey in sound--drone, abrasive noise and subtle ambiance--in a well-paced example of non-idiomatic soundscape from the first meeting of Reed Evan Rosenberg on microphones, pedals, max, and voice, and Ethan Tripp on speakers, microphones, motors, junk.

Spontaneous Music Orchestra: Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs]
Spontaneous Music Orchestra:
Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $22.95    




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An amazing collection of concepts described in John Steven's manual "Search and Reflect" and recorded in workshops and concerts primarily in the 70s, with participants including Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Paul Rutherfod, Ian Brighton, Nigel Coombes, John Russell, Lindsay Cooper, &c.

Weston, Veryan: Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs
Weston, Veryan:
Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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Legendary pianist Veryan Weston set out across England in 2014 in search of tracker-action organs, which he tested for suitability for a planned trio album, where possible recording himself on the instrument, as heard in these seven recordings of unusual and impressive improvisations.

Rupp / Fischerlehner: Live in Aarhus
Rupp / Fischerlehner:
Live in Aarhus

(Farai-Records -- Austria )


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The roots of Xenofox, the duo of electric guitarist Olaf Rupp and drummer Rudi Fischerlehner, performing at the 2014 Lydfestival in Aarhus, Denmark in an excursive set of free improv with a rock-oriented edge that ebbs and flows with power and technical skill.

Rupp / Muller / Fischerlehner: TAM
Rupp / Muller / Fischerlehner:
TAM

(Not Applicable -- Great Britain )


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Free improvisation from the German trio of Olaf Rupp (electric guitar), Matthias Muller (trombone), and Rudi Fischerlehner (drums), evolving pieces of intuitive music that plays below and above the surface in murky musics or confident collective improvisation.

Schubert, Frank Paul / Rudi Fischerlehner: Willing Suspension of Disbelief
Schubert, Frank Paul / Rudi Fischerlehner:
Willing Suspension of Disbelief

(Not Applicable -- UK )


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Long-time collaborators and compatriots Frank Paul Schubert on soprano sax and Rudi Fischerlehner on drums and percussion recorded these intricate and engaging improvisations in their shared studio in Berlin, presented as a live album, unedited and in the order performed.

Xenofox (Rupp / Fischerlehner): Hundred Beginnings
Xenofox (Rupp / Fischerlehner):
Hundred Beginnings

(Farai-Records -- Austria )


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The debut of Xenofox, the duo of Olaf Rupp on electric guitar and Rudi Fischerlehner on drum playing electric improv that ranges from critically dense to spacious and exploratory, blending rock and European Free Improv sensibilities into a moody and absorbing album.

Porta Chiusa: Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)
Porta Chiusa:
Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


Price: $13.95    




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A beguiling and atmospheric work of overtones, harmonics, tonal and microtonal progressions from a trio of clarinetists (Hans Koch, Michael Thieke, and Paed Conca) with Japanese vocalist Maki Hachiya, an immaculately paced and exotic work of sound.

BassDrumBone + guests Joe Lovano / Jason Moran: The Long Road [2 CDs]
BassDrumBone + guests Joe Lovano / Jason Moran:
The Long Road [2 CDs]

(Auricle -- USA )


Price: $23.95    




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The 40th Anniversary release for the creative free improvising jazz trio of Gerry Hemingway (drums), Mark Helias (bass) and Ray Anderson (trombone), with guests Joe Lovano on sax and Jason Moran on piano; superb lyrical soulful collective improvisation of the finest order.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dedalus: Distances Ouies Dites
Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dedalus:
Distances Ouies Dites

(Potlatch -- France )


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Composer Jean-Luc Guionnet wrote "Distances ouies Dites" ("Distances: Hearsay") for the 7-piece Dedalus Ensemble, who are positioned in separate rooms at Le Consortium, each having to use the features of the room and distance from each other to confer liked musical ideas.

Chase, Brian / Andrea Parkins: Avalanche of Routes
Chase, Brian / Andrea Parkins:
Avalanche of Routes

(Confront -- UK )


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The NY duo of accordionist Andrea Parkins, using self-designed virtual instruments, field recordings, everyday objects and small instruments, and drummer Brian Chase, applying guitar pedals to his percussion, create fascinating sculpted works of electroacoustic improvisation.

 
Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett:
Four Quartets

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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Clarinetist Tom Jackson and pianist Keith Tippett have worked together since 2001, with bassist Ashley-John Long joining them in improvisation in 2009, adding violist Benedict Taylor that same year in London, here meeting in the studio for 4 subtle and expansive recordings.

McPhee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Bricktop
McPhee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Bricktop

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




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Live recordings at Sugar Maple/Okka Fest in 2015 from the duo of saxophonist Joe McPhee on tenor & soprano, and double bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, in a set dedicated to Paris jazz singer and club owner Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, aka Bricktop.

Nadzharov / Chichilin / Stolyar: NaChiSto
Nadzharov / Chichilin / Stolyar:
NaChiSto

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Spontaneous compositions of freely improvised music performed on piano, synth, whistles, electroacoustic guitar, percussion, live electronics and effects from this trio who hail from Moscow and Siberia, recording their unique and adventurous dialog in the studio.

Silver / Sanders / Wheatley: NAX/XUS
Silver / Sanders / Wheatley:
NAX/XUS

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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Performing together since 2014, the free improvising trio of Yoni Silver on bass clarinet, Mark Sanders on drums, and Tom Wheatley on double bass are captured live at the Hundred Years Gallery in London, in 2015 for a dark and spacious journey in two large improvisations.

McPhee, Joe / Raymond Boni: Live From The Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama)
McPhee, Joe / Raymond Boni:
Live From The Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama)

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




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During the 80s, free jazz saxophonist Joe McPhee teamed up with French guitarist Raymond Boni to perform and release albums; this live concert at the University of Alabama is from that period, an excellent example instant composition inspired by Eric Dolphy.

Film In Music: Tell Tale
Film In Music:
Tell Tale

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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Vancouver based cellist Peggy Lee leads the Film in Music project with a cast of superb improvisers including Dylan van der Schyff (drums), Torsten Muller (bass), Jesse Zubot (violin), &c, writing compositional drama for the 8 band members as as a basis for adventurous improv.

Fond of Tigers: Uninhabit
Fond of Tigers:
Uninhabit

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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The 4th album in 14 years from this instrumental Vancouver 7-piece avant rock band exploring both heavy and beautiful sonic environments; the band shares members with The Tony Wilson 6Tet, Dark Blue World, Aeroplane Trio, with Drip Audio leader Jesse Zubot on violin.

Musicworks: #126 Fall 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#126 Fall 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Canada's premiere music magazine, with articles on The Sound Future of Virtual Reality; Roarke Menzies; Heidi Chan; Erin Gee; Eric Normand; Carmen Braden; Nick Dourado; plus a CD with recordings from Eric Normand, Carmen Braden, Erin Gee, Nick Dourado, Heidi Chan, and Plumes Ensemble.

Chadbourne, Eugene : There'll Be No Tears Tonight
Chadbourne, Eugene :
There'll Be No Tears Tonight

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A much-needed reissue of Eugene Chadbourne's ground-breaking free country improv album recorded in NYC with a great Downtown NY lineup including Tom Cora, John Zorn, Scott Manring, and David Licht, performing twisted takes on classics by Paycheck, Haggard, Miller, &c.

Kapsalis, Terri / John Corbett: Dead Level
Kapsalis, Terri / John Corbett:
Dead Level

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A half-hour work of non-narrative radio theater featuring music and text collage, as well as Terri Kapsalis on violin and John Corbett on analog synthesizer, commissioned and recorded in the Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago in 2000 for the Outer Ear Festival.

McPhee, Joe / Andre Jaume: Nuclear Family
McPhee, Joe / Andre Jaume:
Nuclear Family

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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In 1979 saxophonist/cornetist Joe McPhee met French reedist Andre Jaume in Paris to record this exceptional album of standards, drawing on works from Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Duke and Ellington, and Ornette Coleman; melodic, poignant, emotional and insightful jazz.

Picnic (Honsinger / Kondo / Bergen / Jacques Avenel / Vatcher / Vigni): Picnic
Picnic (Honsinger / Kondo / Bergen / Jacques Avenel / Vatcher / Vigni):
Picnic

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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ICP Orchestra cellist/composer Tristan Honsinger wrote these sophisticated works combining free improv with mischievous songs in a band with Toshinori Kondo on trumpet, Sean Bergen on sax, Jean Jacques Avenel on bass, Michael Vatcher on drums and Tiziana Simona Vigni on voice.

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 )


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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.

Sun Ra / Merzbow: Strange City [VINYL]
Sun Ra / Merzbow:
Strange City [VINYL]

(Cold Spring Records -- UK )


Price: $21.95    




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Blurring the lines between Sun Ra's avant jazz and Merzbow's approach to noise, these pieces are based on rare and unreleased tracks authorized by the Sun Ra archive, worked into compositions that morph and micro-inspect each track into something unique and outer-worldly.

Kwang, Goh Lee: Back2Bed
Kwang, Goh Lee:
Back2Bed

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


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Goh Lee Kwang recorded these tracks from 2012-2015, a diverse set of pieces using sound, noise, field recordings, even guitar and rhythm to create unique audio environments, a succint and interesting reflection on the inquisitive nature of this audio explorers work.

Harrison, Jackson Trio: Sintering
Harrison, Jackson Trio:
Sintering

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Melodic and texturally rich jazz from the trio of pianist Jackson Harrison with Ben Waples on double bass and brother James Waples on drums, a lyrical album of original compositions named for the process of coalescing a powder into a solid by heating it without liquefaction.

Kapsalis, Terri / John Corbett: Dead Level <i>[Used Item]</i>
Kapsalis, Terri / John Corbett:
Dead Level [Used Item]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $10.50    




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A half-hour work of non-narrative radio theater featuring music and text collage, as well as Terri Kapsalis on violin and John Corbett on analog synthesizer, commissioned and recorded in the Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago in 2000 for the Outer Ear Festival.



Best Sellers in This Category:

McPhee, Joe / Andre Jaume: Nuclear Family

Spontaneous Music Orchestra: Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs]

Chadbourne, Eugene : There'll Be No Tears Tonight

Silver / Sanders / Wheatley: NAX/XUS

Film In Music: Tell Tale

Chase, Brian / Andrea Parkins: Avalanche of Routes

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dedalus: Distances Ouies Dites

Cundy, Chris: Gustav Lost

Xenofox (Rupp / Fischerlehner): Hundred Beginnings

Weston, Veryan: Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs

Fond of Tigers: Uninhabit

Schubert, Frank Paul / Rudi Fischerlehner: Willing Suspension of Disbelief

Remote Viewers, The: No Voice From The Hall

Albro, Tim / Tyler Keen: Summary Dismissal

Kapsalis, Terri / John Corbett: Dead Level

Rupp / Fischerlehner: Live in Aarhus

Ensemble Hodos: Lifework : A Unity - Ensemble Hodos plays Philip Corner (Vol. 1)

Harrison, Jackson Trio: Sintering

Rosenberg, Reed Evan / Ethan Tripp: Medium Rude

Nadzharov / Chichilin / Stolyar: NaChiSto

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