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Summer Hat ezz-thetics Sale
Squidco Summer Hat Sale

Final Weekend: Hat Hut has authorized us to reduce the price of 25 albums in their 1000 series of ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd releases to $8.95, a $9 savings on each, and the lowest price we've ever listed these album at!

In 2019 Switzerland's Hat Hut label initiated their latest line, ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd, releasing new albums of improvisation and contemporary compositional music, and mixtures of the same. These albums are found in their 1000 series, and include important new creative improvisers and creative compositional composers and performers.

That's 25 albums at an exceptional price, giving our customers a chance to fill in their collection of these important and extraordinary albums or modern creative improvisation!



 
Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser): Prismo Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser):
Prismo

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

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The quartet of Sergio Armaroli (vibraphone), Martina Brodbeck (cello), Francesca Gemmo (piano), and Fritz Hauser (drums & percussion), also heard in free improvisational duos and trios, perform Armaroli's "Structuring the Silence", aiming to extend the performers' improvisational freedom using time and space through broad compositional instructions.

Fox, Christopher : Music For Piano Fox, Christopher :
Music For Piano

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

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Six compositions for solo piano written by English composerb Christopher Fox between 1991 and 2015, performed by Netherlands pianist John Snijders at Abbey Road Studios in London, each work uniquely approached in both writing and performance, each a concept or style that brings something unique to Fox's music while still retaining his voice and character in composition.

Gottschick, Sebastian : Notturni Gottschick, Sebastian :
Notturni

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

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Seven works composed in the 21st century by Sebastian Gottschick, who arranges and conducts the Ensemble Fur Neue Musick Zurich, configured as an ensemble with percussion, a sextet, a chamber ensemble with baritone and soprano, and performing himself solo on viola; sophisticated and modern works that employ complex tonality, timbre and playing techniques.

Haubensak, Edu / Tomas Korber: Works For Guitar & Percussion by Buck-Wolfarth Haubensak, Edu / Tomas Korber:
Works For Guitar & Percussion by Buck-Wolfarth

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

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Active since 2010, the German/Swiss duo of classical guitarist Christian Buck and improviser Christian Wolfarth occupies a space between music and sound art, as they perform two works each by Ed Haubensak and Tomas Korber, pieces that make use of time, microharmonies, multiphonics, unusual tuning systems, interference patterns, and other conceptual approaches to music.

Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler: The Song Is You Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler:
The Song Is You

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

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Drawing on material from Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, Michel Legrand, Harry Warren, and Victor Young, the lyrical duo of saxophonist Alex Hendriksen (Swiss Jazz Orchestra) and double bassist Fabian Gisler (Jurg Wickihalder European Quartet) cite the art form of storytelling as central to their music as they reflect thoughtfully on the American Songbook.

Hope, Cat / Erkki Veltheim: Works For Travelled Pianos Hope, Cat / Erkki Veltheim:
Works For Travelled Pianos

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

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As part of her Colonial Piano Project, Australian pianist Gabriella Smart commissioned and performs "Kaps Freed" by Cat Hope, a contemplation of composer Percy Grainger's Free Music ideals, with Stuart James on electronics; and the alliterative "Two New Proposals for an Overland Telegraph Line ..." by Erkki Veltheim, inspired by the 1st piano to arrive in Alice Springs, AU.

Inoue, Satoko: Presents Jo Kondo's New Works For Piano Inoue, Satoko:
Presents Jo Kondo's New Works For Piano

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

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The second album of piano works from Japanese composer Jo Kondo performed by pianist Satoko Inoue--a noted interpreter of solo works by Feldman, Ferrari, and Cage--here presenting all of Kondo's works for solo piano written from 2001 to 2012, alongside two early works from 1975, exploring a wealth of harmonic, rhythmic, and conceptual ideas from a diversity of projects.

Ives, Charles E.: Another Songbook Ives, Charles E.:
Another Songbook

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

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Conductor Sebastian Gottschick presents an additional selection of songs and chamber music works from composer Charles Edward Ives that reflect this broad range, 20 mostly brief and innovative works composed between 1898 and 1921, blurring the boundaries between genres through unusual motifs, themes, gestures and phrases that appear in new vocal and/or instrumental contexts.

Kaplan, Noah Quartet: Out Of The Hole Kaplan, Noah Quartet:
Out Of The Hole

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

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West Coast composer and saxophonist Noah Kaplan, associated with Anthony Coleman, David Tronzo, Peter Erskine, Rinde Eckert, Joe Morris, Mat Maneri, Joe Maneri, &c., here in his 3rd album with his Noah Kaplan Quartet, in a set of original compositions and one standard performed with Joe Morris (guitar), Giacomo Merega (electric bass) & Jason Nazary (drums, electronics).

Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis: S/T Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis:
S/T

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

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The innovative string trio of Daniel Studer on double bass, Harald Kimmig on violin, and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello, develop focused environments of timbre, texture, dynamic and space, seemingly abstract yet incredibly concentrative and virtuosic interaction, here joined by Chicago trombonist and electronics artist George Lewis adding a 4th profound layer to their incredible conversation.

Kleeb, Hildegard / Roland Dahinden / Alexandre Babel: Lines Kleeb, Hildegard / Roland Dahinden / Alexandre Babel:
Lines

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

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The long-running duo since 1987 of spouses, pianist Hildegard Kleeb and trombonist Roland Dahinden, are joined by Swiss-born/ Berlin-based percussionist & vibraphonist Alexandre Babel for an album of interweaving and contrasting instrumental lines, blurring the boundaries between contemporary music and improvisation through exceptional mastery and dialog.

Koch, Hans / Paul Lovens: Nephlokokkygia 1992 Koch, Hans / Paul Lovens:
Nephlokokkygia 1992

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

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1992 live performances demonstrating masterful freedom in improvisation, recorded while on their first tour as a duo after working together in larger ensembles, from Hans Koch on clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor & soprano saxophones, and Paul Lovens on drums, cymbals, gongs & musical saw, in four live improvisations from Bulgaria presented in the order recorded.

Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert): Fruits Of Soli Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert):
Fruits Of Solitude

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

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With a superb septet of improvisers also versed in contemporary music, trumpeter Franz Koglmann presents sophisticated compositions that interject the concept of "solitude" in the three-part title track, alongside Koglmann compositions and Jimmy Giuffre's "Finger Snapper", using striking orchestration of trumpet, sax, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, french horn, cello and double bass.

Kunz, Christopher / Florian Fischer: Die Unwucht Kunz, Christopher / Florian Fischer:
Die Unwucht

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

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The Die Unwucht (The Imbalance) duo of saxophonist Christopher Kunz and drummer Florian Fische was formed to explore jazz tradition while looking for ways to break down restrictive boundaries and create their own forms of expression, achieving a great balance and equality in Kunz' lyrical playing with a Getz/Desmond sound against Fische's active interactions.

Lewis, George / Ozana Omelchuk (Studio Dan): Breaking News Lewis, George / Ozana Omelchuk (Studio Dan):
Breaking News

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

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Two works commissioned by the Austrian Studio Dan ensemble: "As We May Feel" by George Lewis, referencing visionary engineer Vannevar Bush's concepts of data linking & association, in a work reminding how music recombines and associates; and Oxana Omelchuk's double concerto for two trombonists, "Wow and Flutter", taking listeners on a profound journey through recording technologies.

Lossing, Russ Trio: Ways Lossing, Russ Trio:
Ways

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

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An essential part of the New York jazz scene since the mid-80s, pianist Russ Lossing's compositions employ concept and space in unique and personal ways, as heard in these 8 original works performed with his trio of long-time collaborators, double bassist Masa Kamaguchi and drummer Billy Mintz, for an album of highly evolved and lyrically sophisticated music.

Lovens, Paul / Florian Stoffner: Tetratne Lovens, Paul / Florian Stoffner:
Tetratne

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

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Captured live in Ljubljana during the 2019 "Sound Disobedience Festival", European Free Improv legendary drummer Paul Lovens co-composed this work with Swiss guitarist Florian Stoffner, "Tetra" referring to structures of 4, as in their 4-part improvisation with each player using all 4 limbs in a remarkable dialog of time, tone, technique, and nearly telepathic intention.

Polwechsel / Klaus Lang: Unseen Polwechsel / Klaus Lang:
Unseen

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

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The innovative acoustic free improvising ensemble Polwechsel, bridging contemporary music and free improvisation in ways that sound deceptively electroacoustic and comprised of Michael Moser on cello, Werner Dafeldecker on double bass, and Martin Brandlmayr & Burkhard Beins on cymbals & percussion, are joined by Klaus Lang performing on the church organ of St. Lambrecht's Abbey.

Schmid, Silvan: Augmented Space Schmid, Silvan:
Augmented Space

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

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Swiss trumpeter Silvan Schmid (Silvan Schmid Quintett, London Improvisers Orchestra, Floor Poodle, &c) in a solo album of remarkable technique, pacing and intention, using traditional brass elements like rips, smears, half-valved notes and portamento, along with murmurs, pops & percussive evocations of indescribable origination, at times augmented via amplification.

Shipp, Matthew : Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo Shipp, Matthew :
Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo

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

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Captured live at the 2016 Jazz at the Factory Festival in Sao Paulo, this addition to New York pianist Matthew Shipp's catalog finds the masterful player presenting his own compositions like "Symbol Systems", "Gamma Ray" or "Invisible" light alongside unique takes on "Angel Eyes", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Yesterdays" and "Summertime".

Studer, Daniel (w/ Kimmig / Loriot / Zimmerlin / Zoubek): Extended: For Strings & Piano Studer, Daniel (w/ Kimmig / Loriot / Zimmerlin / Zoubek):
Extended: For Strings & Piano

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

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A live album at Kunstraum Walcheturm from Swiss double bassist Daniel Studer's quintet of strings and piano, with Harald Kimmig on violin, Frantz Loriot on viola, Alfred Zimmerlin on violoncello, and Philip Zoubek on piano, performing an inventive set of Studer compositions extending string improvisation to extremes through unorthodox structures and techniques.

Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love): She Knows... Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love):
She Knows...

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

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Named for a Don Cherry composition included on this album, the core trio of The Thing--Mats Gustafsson on reeds, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums--is joined by saxophonist and pocket trumpter Joe McPhee, recording classic free jazz and harmolodic pieces by Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer, Frank Lowe, & Joe McPhee.

Von Orelli, Marco: The Unasked Answer Von Orelli, Marco:
The Unasked Answer

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

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A remarkable album of solo trumpet improvisation of incredible and creative technique, performed on trumpet, cornet, piccolo trumpet and slide trumpet, from Swiss trumpeter Marco von Orelli, the album title referencing a work by Charles Ives for offstage string ensemble, woodwind quartet and, most significantly for this album, solo trumpet.

von Orelli, Marco / Tommy Meier / Luca Sisera / Sheldon Suter: Lotus Crash von Orelli, Marco / Tommy Meier / Luca Sisera / Sheldon Suter:
Lotus Crash

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

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Trumpeter Marco von Orelli's piano-less quartet with Tommy Meier on tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, Luca Sisera on double bass, and Sheldon Suter on drums is caught live at Theater am Gleis, in Winterthur, Switzerland in 2018, and at Boudoir au Revoir, the same year, performing von Orelli's compellingly clever compositions, plus one each from Adam lane and Tommy Meier.

Wegmann, Judith: Le Souffle Du Temps II - Reflexion Wegmann, Judith:
Le Souffle Du Temps II - Reflexion

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

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Through preparations, computers, contact microphones, gongs, feedback and other tools, Swiss pianist, composer & improviser Judith Wegmann's work transform the sound of the piano into an otherworldly instrument, set against more traditional acoustic pieces of a reflective nature, together creating a conceptual set of ten pieces in a uniquely flexible approach.


In-stock items only. Sold out items will disappear from store. Orders must be placed through our shopping cart. Price shown is discounted price. Sale ends Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. While quantities last. Discounted items will not receive Squidco Reward Points.


Best Sellers in This Category:

Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love): She Knows...

Lossing, Russ Trio: Ways

Koch, Hans / Paul Lovens: Nephlokokkygia 1992

Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis: S/T

Shipp, Matthew : Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo

Polwechsel / Klaus Lang: Unseen

Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser): Prismo

Lovens, Paul / Florian Stoffner: Tetratne

Kunz, Christopher / Florian Fischer: Die Unwucht

Inoue, Satoko: Presents Jo Kondo's New Works For Piano

Schmid, Silvan: Augmented Space

von Orelli, Marco / Tommy Meier / Luca Sisera / Sheldon Suter: Lotus Crash

Kleeb, Hildegard / Roland Dahinden / Alexandre Babel: Lines

Ives, Charles E.: Another Songbook

Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert): Fruits Of Soli

Lewis, George / Ozana Omelchuk (Studio Dan): Breaking News

Hope, Cat / Erkki Veltheim: Works For Travelled Pianos

Wegmann, Judith: Le Souffle Du Temps II - Reflexion

Hendriksen, Alex / Fabian Gisler: The Song Is You

Gottschick, Sebastian : Notturni