The Squid's Ear Magazine




  August 2020
Page 1 of 1
52 products
 
Abe, Kaoru : 19770916@Ayler, Sapporo
Abe, Kaoru :
19770916@Ayler, Sapporo

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )


Price: $18.95    




Out of Stock

Recently discovered, unissued solo improvisations from legendary Japanese free jazz alto saxophonist Karou Abe--four extended statements from the full concert recorded in 1970 at the Sapporo jazz cafe "Ayler"--an excellent example of the passionate performances he presented, using extended and unusual technique from assertive mastery to near-silent moments; incomparable.

Zorn, John feat. the Brian Marsella Trio: Calculus
Zorn, John feat. the Brian Marsella Trio:
Calculus

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




Out of Stock

Two major 20-minute long-form compositions scored for piano trio from composer John Zorn, performed by the NY trio of pianist Brian Marsella along with the dynamic rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Wollesen, each piece a tour-de-force from rapid runs of technical mastery to fervid moments of instrospection and delicacy, a passionate expedition in the piano trio form.

Zorn, John (Medeski / Grohowski / Hollenberg): Baphomet
Zorn, John (Medeski / Grohowski / Hollenberg):
Baphomet

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




Out of Stock

The eight album from John Zorn's Simulacrum ensemble, blurring the lines between improvisation, fusion, exotica, compositional forms, and death-metal organ trio, performed with keyboardist John Medeski and members of heavy rock bands Cleric and Imperial Triumphant--Kenny Grohowski & Matt Hollenberg--in an epic 40 minutes long-form composition.

Spike Orchestra, The: Splintered Stories
Spike Orchestra, The:
Splintered Stories

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.45    




Out of Stock

Director Sam Eastmond composed and arranged these works for the 15-piece big band Spike Orchestra, as he examines the power and magic of words through stories, splintered and fragmented through resonance and dissonance, merging influences, styles and instrumental colors over four expansive works yielding inspired moments in orchestration and soloing.

Mahanthappa, Rudresh: Hero Trio [VINYL]
Mahanthappa, Rudresh:
Hero Trio [VINYL]

(Whirlwind -- UK / EU )


Price: $28.95    




Out of Stock

Turning his attention from original compositions to the music of his heroes--Ornette Coleman, Stevie Wonder, Keith Jarrett, Johnny Cash, John Coltrane & Charlie Parker--saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa turns in an upbeat and exuberant album of standards performed in a trio with bassist Francois Moutin and drummer Rudy Royston.

Pisaura (Michael Pisaro / Zizia): Asteraceae
Pisaura (Michael Pisaro / Zizia):
Asteraceae

(Sedimental -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




Out of Stock

A work composed from field recordings of performances around Los Angeles during the winter of 2018-19, the Pisaura trio of Michael Pisaro, Amber Wolfe Rounds & Jarrod Fowler (Zizia) used astrological charts to determine patterns of composing, performing, recording, and producing music with celestial and terrestrial rhythms; a mysteriously detailed and almost reverent work in sound.

Fragile Quartet (Moore / Fraanje / van der Feen / Hemingway): Cretan Dialogues
Fragile Quartet (Moore / Fraanje / van der Feen / Hemingway):
Cretan Dialogues

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )


Price: $16.95    




In Stock

If fragile means a thoughtful album of improvisation with a lyrical intention and sophisticated playing, then reedist Michael Moore's quartet with Harmen Fraanje on piano, Clemens van der Feen on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on drums & percussion shows a sublimely muscular fragilility in a lovely and extremely intelligent modern jazz album of embraceable and exemplary work.

Wolfarth, Christian: Souvenirs [VINYL]
Wolfarth, Christian:
Souvenirs [VINYL]

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




In Stock

Two extended solo percussion works by Swiss improviser Christian Wolfarth, focusing on two components of the standard drum set--a tom or simple drum, and a cymbal--the first side a "Souvenir From a Drum" using brushes and sticks to disrupt then mesmerize the listener; the second side a "Souvenir from a Cymbal", a shifting roll and pattern that evokes a myriad of tonalities.

MacDonald, Raymond / Gogs Maclean: Sass
MacDonald, Raymond / Gogs Maclean:
Sass

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




Out of Stock

Scottish improviser Raymond MacDonald (Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra) and Gogs AKA Gordon Maclean, the Creative Director of Music & Literature at the AnTobar Arts Centre on the Isle of Mull, met in Tobar and without discussion, in a single take, recorded these soulful, warm and well-balanced dialogs, a lyrical and cultured discourse between two friends.

Metal Moves: Metalkymist
Metal Moves:
Metalkymist

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




In Stock

Percussionist Steve Hubback's project Metal Moves presents the percussionist, composer and instrument maker's work, using drums, gongs, bells, cymbals and percussive sculptures in well-developed compositions, evoking mysterious environments that evolve into muscular displays of extraordinary power, a beautifully balanced album of uniquely voice solo percussion.

Tippett, Keith: Musician Supreme [4 CD BOX SET]
Tippett, Keith:
Musician Supreme [4 CD BOX SET]

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $34.95    




Out of Stock

Collecting 4 albums with pianist Keith Tippetts: The Bern Concert, a 1993 live duo with Howard Riley; Linückea, a 2000 studio album with The Kreutzer String Quartet plus a narrated work; The Dartington Trio of Keith Tippett, Julie Tippetts & Paul Dunmall live in 2003; and The Dartington Trio Live at The Priory at the Southend International Jazz Festival.

Toyozumi, Sabu / Simon Tan / Yong Yandsen / Rick Countryman: reAbstraction
Toyozumi, Sabu / Simon Tan / Yong Yandsen / Rick Countryman:
reAbstraction

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




Out of Stock

Malaysian tenor saxophonist Yong Yandsen joins the working trio of Sabu Toyozumi, Simon Tan, and Rick Countryman for a lively set of performances, Sabu and Countryman having met Yandsen in Kuala Lumpur several times the previous year for unrelated projects, bringing confident familiarity to their improvisations, captured here as a trio and quartet from a 3-night engagement in Manila.

TEST / Roy Campbell: TEST / Roy Campbell
TEST / Roy Campbell:
TEST / Roy Campbell

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




In Stock

A live recording from 1999 at Hint House in Harlem of TEST, led by Tom Bruno on drums with Matthew Heyner on bass and Sabir Mateen on alto & tenor sax, flute & clarinet, joined by Daniel Carter on alto & tenor sax, trumpet & flute, the set recorded by Matt Motel who captures the essence of this freewheeling band who brought their music not only to jazz clubs, but also to the street and subway.

Zurria, Manuel  : Again & Again [2 CDs]
Zurria, Manuel :
Again & Again [2 CDs]

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


Price: $19.95    




In Stock

Drawing from contemporary composers including Tom Johnson, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Adrian Democ, James Tenney, &c, this is the 3rd chapter of Italian flutist Manuel Zurria's project/research on "minimalisms" in contemporary music, taking an active interpretation of the classification over 16 informed and adventurous recordings.

Evans, Peter (w/ Ross / Jozwiak / Harris): Being & Becoming [VINYL]
Evans, Peter (w/ Ross / Jozwiak / Harris):
Being & Becoming [VINYL]

(More Is More -- USA )


Price: $24.95    




Out of Stock

A dynamic 1st release from trumpeter Peter Evans' group Being and Becoming, featuring improvisers from a younger generation of creative musicians--Joel Ross on vibes, Nick Joziwak on bass, and Savannah Harris on drums--the album featuring new compositions from Evans, moving between notated chamber music textures, free improvisations, deep grooves and telepathic ensemble playing.

Rumback, Charles: June Holiday
Rumback, Charles:
June Holiday

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




In Stock

A soulful and lyrically passionate album of modern jazz from Chicago drummer Charles Rumback in a trio with pianist Jim Baker and bassist John Tate, their third album together, with all three bringing compositions to the session, yielding a sensitive, understated yet impeccable balance of melodic music that reveals great strength at its center.

Hayward, Charles : Crossfade Estate
Hayward, Charles :
Crossfade Estate

(Klanggalerie -- E.U. )


Price: $17.95    




In Stock

Recorded in 2005 with an ensemble of like-minded instrumentalists and then edited and collaged for the next year and a half, this was a project of Charles Hayward during his time at The Albany in Deptford, London, using their digital recording suite to create a large work using a variety of strategies and developed in a dramatic story form, issued here for the 1st time.

Semantics (Elliott Sharp / Ned Rothenberg / Samm Bennett): Semantics
Semantics (Elliott Sharp / Ned Rothenberg / Samm Bennett):
Semantics

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




In Stock

An excellent example of the 80s Downtown NY approach to improvisation from the trio of wind player Ned Rothenberg on alto & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet & flute, Elliott Sharp on guitar, bass & violin, and Samm Bennett on drums, percussion & electronic drums, all in the height and excitement of the new music being developed and performed in NYC in the 1980s; awe-inspiring!

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp: The Clawed Stone
Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp:
The Clawed Stone

(RogueArt -- Switzerland )


Price: $15.95    




In Stock

Matthew Shipp (piano), John Butcher (saxophones) and Thomas Lehn (electronics) in a studio album recorded in France in 2017, a uniquely voiced collective trio of transformative improvisation, Lehn's additions and modifications blending perfectly with Shipp's solid foundations and Butcher's advanced technical expression, for an engrossing and expressive set of recordings.

Shipp, Matthew / Rob Brown: Then Now
Shipp, Matthew / Rob Brown:
Then Now

(RogueArt -- Austria )


Price: $15.95    




In Stock

Since their 1988 duo album Sonic Explorations and through a number of group collaborations, the duo of alto saxophonist Rob Brown and pianist Matthew Shipp have extended and evolved their uniquely astute and confident dialog, as heard in this magnificent 8-part studio album, a reflection on their compatibility and perceptive artistry.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Monochrome
Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Monochrome

(self-released -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




In Stock

As much a solo percussion album as a collection of large-scale compositions, Tatsuya Nakatani created hundreds of recordings of his collection of gongs, meticulously capturing each instrument's voice and arranging them into seven large works, maintaining the character of each instrument as material for these wonderfully dramatic and resonant works of silence, space and texture.

Okuden Quartet (Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Hamid Drake): Every Dog Has Its Day
Okuden Quartet (Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Hamid Drake):
Every Dog Has Its Day But It Doesn't Matter Because Fat Cat Is Getting Fatter [2 CDs]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Price: $14.45    




Out of Stock

Reed player Mat Walerian's 4th album as a leader, in a quartet with Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on double bass & shakuhachi, and Hamid Drake on drums, the name "Okuden" meaning "inner teachings, as Walerian's compositions vary from a fully free introspective opener to joyful jazz idiom, a perfect set for this versatile and enlightened set of musicians.

Niblock, Phill: G2,44+/X2  [CD + BOOK]
Niblock, Phill:
G2,44+/X2 [CD + BOOK]

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $26.95    




Out of Stock

A gorgeous and rich drone composition from New York composer Phill Niblock, intended for maximum volume to bring out shifting and slowly interacting harmonics from a nonet of incredible guitarists — David First, Rafael Toral, Robert Poss, Susan Stenger, Alan Licht, Kevin Drumm, Lee Ranaldo, and Thurston Moore — with Jim O'Rourk engineering the album for optimal warmth.

Mollestad, Hedvig: Ekhidna
Mollestad, Hedvig:
Ekhidna

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




Out of Stock

In 2018 guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen received an invitation from the festival at Vossajazz commissioning a work for the 2019 festival, for which she expanded her instrumental rock trio to a sextet with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, drummer Torstein Lofthus (Elephant9), percussionist Ole Mofjell, and keyboardists Marte Eberson & Erlend Slettevoll.

Mollestad, Hedvig: Ekhidna [VINYL]
Mollestad, Hedvig:
Ekhidna [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $29.95    




Out of Stock

In 2018 guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen received an invitation from the festival at Vossajazz commissioning a work for the 2019 festival, for which she expanded her instrumental rock trio to a sextet with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, drummer Torstein Lofthus (Elephant9), percussionist Ole Mofjell, and keyboardists Marte Eberson & Erlend Slettevoll.

Opening Performance Orchestra: Radio Music Extended (Based on John Cage's Radio Music)
Opening Performance Orchestra:
Radio Music Extended (Based on John Cage's Radio Music)

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


Price: $10.59    




Out of Stock

Taking their lead from John Cage's 1956 Radio Music, the Opening Performance Orchestra in collaboration with the radio & a/v device archive at the Tesla Museum in Trest, present this 72-minute piece from a private live performance in July 2018, the 7 members of the Orchestra plus 2 guest operating 13 historical radio sets, dating from between 1935 and 1961.

Graves, Milford / Don Pullen: The Complete Yale Concert, 1966
Graves, Milford / Don Pullen:
The Complete Yale Concert, 1966

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




In Stock

Originally issued in two volumes on their own SRP Records in 1966 & 67 as In Concert At Yale University and Nommo, the duo of drummer/percussionist Milford Graves and pianist Don Pullen are heard live in in this excitingly energetic and revelatory concert at Yale University, redefining the roles of their instruments during the most exploratory period of free jazz.

Schlippenbach Quartet: Three Nails Left
Schlippenbach Quartet:
Three Nails Left

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




In Stock

Remastered and with the original cover, the expanded Schlippenbach Trio of pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach, saxophonist Evan Parker on soprano & tenor, drummer/percussionist Paul Lovens, and German double bassist Peter Kowald, a stellar group captured in two incredibly inventive concerts at Third New Jazz Festival Moers and at Quartier Latin in 1974 & 1975.

McPhee, Joe : Black Is The Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70 [2CDS]
McPhee, Joe :
Black Is The Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70 [2CDS]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




Out of Stock

Unreleased material from Joe McPhee's archives, three live settings of the saxophonist and pocket trumpeter in upstate NY: a quartet with vibraphonist Ernie Bostic and the rhythm section of Tyrone Crabb and Bruce Thompson live at Vassar College; live in New Windsor with saxophonist Reggie Marks; and an outdoor concert at Poughkeepsie's Lincoln Centre.

Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann): Triadic Memories [2 CDs]
Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann):
Triadic Memories [2 CDs]

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




In Stock

The second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about that reality, the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman attempted to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard here in Judith Wegmann's 2019 recording, where thThe second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman worked to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard her in Judith Wegmann's 2019 studio recording where that space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.at space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.

Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe / Four Men Only (Joos / Eichhorn / Zimmer / Buhler / Thellman): Comple
Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe / Four Men Only (Joos / Eichhorn / Zimmer / Buhler / Thellman):
Complete Recordings [3-CD BOX SET]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $44.95    




Out of Stock

From 1968-73 the German Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe of Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, Wilfried Eichhorn on sax & winds, Helmuth Zimmer on piano & percussion, Klaus Bühler on double bass, Rudi Theilmann on drums, and Wolfgang Czelusta on trombone, and then Four Men Only after Bühler left, were a force in the European Free Jazz scene, here in a 3-CD box collecting their works.

Tsahar, Assif: ayn le-any
Tsahar, Assif:
ayn le-any

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




In Stock

A freestyling solo album from NY/Israeli saxophonist Assif Tsahar, performing on tenor sax and bass clarinet in an exciting three-part improvisation of avant forms of technical dexterity and extended range through emphatic and sustained expression of long lines and cycling figures that shift and transform; a great example of Tsahar's skill and imagination.

Ex, The: All Corpses  [7" VINYL]
Ex, The:
All Corpses [7" VINYL]

(Superior Viaduct -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




In Stock

The Ex's first single from the Netherland unique and socially charged band The Ex of Terrie Ex on guitar, G.W. Sok on voice, Ome Geurt on drums and Bas on bass, starting a legacy of intelligent and pointed rock, improvised and experimental music that continues 40 years later, reissued as a 2020 Record Store Day release on colored 7" vinyl.

Kahn, Jason / Christian Wolfarth: Spirits [VINYL]
Kahn, Jason / Christian Wolfarth:
Spirits [VINYL]

(Editions -- Switzerland )


Price: $27.95    




In Stock

The 2nd release from Jason Kahn, here on voice and resonator guitar, with Christian Wolfarth on Chinese Cymbal, an antique marching snare and objects, recorded after a series of concerts across Europe in the fall of 2019, Kahn applying a percussionist's perspective to his guitar by playing it as a lap slide, as the two invoke an unusual incantatory spirit from their improvisations.

RG Rough / Makoto Kawabata: RG Rough / Makoto Kawabata [VINYL RSD]
RG Rough / Makoto Kawabata:
RG Rough / Makoto Kawabata [VINYL RSD]

(Bam Balam Records -- France )


Price: $19.95    




Out of Stock

A Record Store Day 2020 LP of the collaboration between Acid Mothers Temple guitarist Kawabata Makoto and French/British multi-instrumentalis RG Rough, using guitar drones, electronics, concrete sounds and percussion to create a sonic junble, occasionally soothed by a near-lullaby, only to be subsumed by a cascade of strings or fades into a repetitive minimal piano figure.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy: A Certain Slant Of Light
Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy:
A Certain Slant Of Light

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )


Price: $17.95    




In Stock

A 5-part electroacoustic improvisation from the UK duo of electronic and sound artist Thanos Chyrsakis and reedist Chris Cundy, the former using laptop computer, synthesizers, and copicat tape echo to create mesmerizing sheens of sound that circle and complement Cundy's bass clarinet, who also performs on megaphone, voice changer, zither, & objects; entrancing and captivating.

Scrambled Harmonies: Stella Art
Scrambled Harmonies:
Stella Art

(Self Released -- Netherlands )


Price: $7.95    




In Stock

The free improvising Amsterdam quintet of Andrius Dereviancenko (tenor saxophone), Henk Zwerver (guitar), Nico Chientaroli (piano and keyboards), Raoul van der Weide (bass, objects and squat box) and Onno Govaert (Tilburg, drums) are heard in this live recording at Zaal100 in 2020 for a quirky and first rate free jazz album of wry humor and impressive skill.

Ballister: Znachki Stilyag
Ballister:
Znachki Stilyag

(Aerophonic -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




In Stock

The tenth year of the working and touring international Ballister trio of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophones, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums & percussion, here in an outrageously powerful yet explorative concert at Dom Cultural Center, in Moscow, Russia in 2019, a fierce example of what this band is capable of.

Bellowing Earwigs, The (Schouwburg / Bowman / Thompson / Northover): The Perpendicular Giraffe Compa
Bellowing Earwigs, The (Schouwburg / Bowman / Thompson / Northover):
The Perpendicular Giraffe Compartment

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $12.95    




In Stock

Studio improvisations from the far-ranging quartet of Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar, Adrian Northover on saxophone, Mbira & Melodica, Adam Bohman on objects, and Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg on voice, an experimental acoustic set that at times takes on nearly electronic qualities, Van Schouwburg and Bohman bringing unusual and unique elements to authoritatively perplexing dialog.

Bucher / Tan / Countryman: Blue Spontaneity
Bucher / Tan / Countryman:
Blue Spontaneity

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




In Stock

Drawn from 3 days of recording in July 2019, after more than 6 years of collaboration in the Philippines between drummer Christian Bucher, alto saxophonist Rick Countryman, and bassist Simon Tan, and released as a complement to their "Empathy" album, in trio improvisations, plus the title track a duo between Bucher & Countryman; a melodic and well-balanced album of free jazz.

Gouvea / Northover / Mattos: Cajula
Gouvea / Northover / Mattos:
Cajula

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




In Stock

Representing some of the London scene's most innovative and creative improvisers, with years of work together as a trio and as M.A.M.--saxophonist Andrian Northover (Remote Viewers), cellist Marcio Mattos (Stellari String Quartet, Tony Oxley's Celebration Orchestra) and vocalist Marilza Gouvea--are heard here in 2 studio recordings and 3 live recordings at Iklectic.

Triofolio (Chris Cundy / Paul K. Scott / Saul Scott): Ordinary Evidence
Triofolio (Chris Cundy / Paul K. Scott / Saul Scott):
Ordinary Evidence

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




In Stock

Performing a set of UK bass clarinetist Chris Cundy's compositions, along with one collective improvisation, TrioFolio is complemented with the father/son team of double bassist Paul K. Scott and drummer Saul Scott, exploring the borders between classic modern jazz and free forms of improvisation, all heard in the lower instrumental spectrum through rich lyrical jazz.

Mitchell, Nicole / Lisa E. Harris: Earthseed
Mitchell, Nicole / Lisa E. Harris:
Earthseed

(FPE Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




Out of Stock

Continuing her series of large works inspired by the dystopic writings of Octavia E. Butler, composer and flutist Nicole Mitchell assembles Chicago improvisers including cellist Tomeka Reid, percussionist Avreeayl Ra, trumpeter Ben LaMar Gay and interdisciplinary artist Lisa E. Harris to explore facets of Butler's Parable of the Sower.

Pride, Mike / Jonatha Moritz: The Invitation [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Pride, Mike / Jonatha Moritz:
The Invitation [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




Out of Stock

The long collaboration between saxophonist Mike Pride and drummer/percussionist Jonathan Moritz is concentrated in these superb studio recording, bring great clarity to the far-ranging and detailed interactions both bring to their improvisations through unusual technique, an expansive arsenal of percussive devices, and wonderfully inventive attitudes.

Smart, Shirley / James Arben: Entanglement: 9 Improvised Dialogues
Smart, Shirley / James Arben:
Entanglement: 9 Improvised Dialogues

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




Out of Stock

UK sax and wind player James Arben and cellist Shirley Smart explore the possibilities of chamber-oriented free improvisation through a series of dialogues of harmonic, rhythmic and timbral tension and resolution, created from bold experimental playing techniques and melodic discourse that draws on influences from jazz to Middle Eastern, folk and contemporary music.

Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: The Feeling Principle
Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
The Feeling Principle

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




In Stock

Representing some of the finest of UK free improvisers, the quartet of John Edwards on bass, Mark Sanders on drums, Liam Noble on piano, and Paul Dunmall on tenor & alto saxophones are recorded in the studio in Birmingham for three extended improvisations of commanding technique, creative drive and wide dynamics; the power of free jazz in the hands of masters.

Keune / Lash / Noble: And Now
Keune / Lash / Noble:
And Now

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




Out of Stock

A searing album in the European Free Jazz tradition from the trio of Stefan Keune on tenor sax, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Steve Noble on drums, performing live at Cafe Oto in London in 2020 for an explosive set that at times catches its breath, but which always returns to their assertive and astounding displays, ultimately ending with a unique introspection; magnificent.

Mahanthappa, Rudresh: Hero Trio
Mahanthappa, Rudresh:
Hero Trio

(Whirlwind -- UK / EU )


Price: $14.95    




Out of Stock

Turning his attention from original compositions to the music of his heroes--Ornette Coleman, Stevie Wonder, Keith Jarrett, Johnny Cash, John Coltrane & Charlie Parker--saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa turns in an upbeat and exuberant album of standards performed in a trio with bassist Francois Moutin and drummer Rudy Royston.

Smart, Shirley / James Arben: Entanglement: 9 Improvised Dialogues <i>[Used Item]</i>
Smart, Shirley / James Arben:
Entanglement: 9 Improvised Dialogues [Used Item]

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $15.00    




In Stock

UK sax and wind player James Arben and cellist Shirley Smart explore the possibilities of chamber-oriented free improvisation through a series of dialogues of harmonic, rhythmic and timbral tension and resolution, created from bold experimental playing techniques and melodic discourse that draws on influences from jazz to Middle Eastern, folk and contemporary music.

Tsahar, Assif Brass Reeds Ensemble: The Hollow World
Tsahar, Assif Brass Reeds Ensemble:
The Hollow World

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




In Stock

Tsahar's 9-piece Brass Reeds Ensemble Herb Robertson, Chris Jonas, Rob Brown, Susie Ibarra, &c. is an ambitious and incredible undertaking of group improvisation.

Hemingway, Gerry / Barre Phillips / Michael Moore: Slips
Hemingway, Gerry / Barre Phillips / Michael Moore:
Slips

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )


Price: $16.95    




In Stock

The first four pieces of a concert at Splendor Performance Space in Amsterdam in 2019 by the free improvising trio of Michael Moore on alto sax, clarinets & bird whistles, Barre Phillips on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on drums & percussion, three open-minded and masterful improvisers who balance free jazz forms and non-idiomatic approaches with a chamber sensilbility.

Moore, Michael / NDR Bigband: Sanctuary
Moore, Michael / NDR Bigband:
Sanctuary

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )


Price: $16.95    




In Stock

Multi-reedist Michael Moore presents works from his catalog with the powerfully flexible 19-piece NDR Big Band, drawing from the history of his Ramboy label, including a tribute to Stravinsky, expanding a trio for clarinets, rearranging an Ellingtonian piece originally written for Available Jelly, and the title track, written for his mother as the first recording for Fragile Quartet.




The Squid's Ear Magazine

The Squid's Ear Magazine

© 2002-, Squidco LLC