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Top Sellers for 2019 by Customer Sales
Squidco Top 50 by Customer Orders

Top Sellers in Squidco's catalog listed in order of popularity during the 2019 year. We consider this our most important list for the year, as it speaks from the community on what our customers are really interested in and listening to.



 
Abdelnour, Christine / Chris Corsano: Quand Fond La Neige, Où Va Le Blanc ? Abdelnour, Christine / Chris Corsano:
Quand Fond La Neige, Où Va Le Blanc ?

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Through extended approaches to their instruments, Lebanese saxophonist Christine Abdelnour and NY drummer and slide clarinetist Chris Corsano create anomalous and unorthodox sound environments, Abdelnour making acoustics sound electronic through growls, smears and odd harmonics, while Corsano abuses an impressive palette of sound from every inch of his drums.

Andersen, Arild / Clive Bell / Mark Wastell: Tales Of Hackney Andersen, Arild / Clive Bell / Mark Wastell:
Tales Of Hackney

(Confront -- UK )

Price: $12.95    

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World instrumentation of shakuhachi, thai flute, shinobue, thai mouth organ, and shruti box blends with western orchestration of double bass, percussion and electronics as Clive Bell, Arild Andersen, and Mark Wastell come together in the studio after their well-received concert at Cafe Oto in London to develop these beautifully lyrical improvisations.

Ayler, Albert Quartets: Spirits To Ghosts Revisited (remastered) Ayler, Albert Quartets:
Spirits To Ghosts Revisited (remastered)

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

Price: $17.95    

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Three variations of quartet settings from iconoclastic free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, remastering and combining two Debut Records albums, "Spirits" from 1964 with Norman Howard (trumpet), Sunny Murray (drums), and alternating bass between Henry Grimes & Earle Henderson; and 1965's "Ghosts" on Debut Records with Don Cherry (trumpet), Gary Peacock (bass), and Sunny Murray.

Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano: Old Smoke Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano:
Old Smoke

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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This smoking album of free jazz leads the New York trio of Steve Baczkowski on saxophone, Brandon Lopez on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums to fiery playing as they burn up the stage at Hallwall, in Buffalo, New York in 2018, over seven concise collective conversations expressing both passion, restraint, and profoundly masterful skill.

Braxton, Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Taylor Ho Bynum): Quartet (New Haven) 2014 [4 CDs] Braxton, Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Taylor Ho Bynum):
Quartet (New Haven) 2014 [4 CDs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $44.95    

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A 4-CD box set documenting the meeting of a quartet featuring saxophonist, composer and conceptualist Anthony Braxton alongside improvising guitarist and Wilco star Nels Cline, drummer and Deerhoof founder Greg Saunier, and trumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum, each CD an hour-long, wide-ranging set leaving behind genre imitations as they perform Braxton's colorful graphic score.

Brown, Marion: Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered) Brown, Marion:
Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered)

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

Price: $17.95    

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Merging and remastering two essential albums from free jazz saxophonist Marion Brown: his 1966 ESP album "Marion Brown Quartet" with trumpeter Alan Shorter, bassist Reggie Johnson and percussionist Rahied Ali; and his 1967 Fontana album "Juba-Lee" in a septet with Reggie Johnson, drummer Beaver Harris, pianist Dave Burrell, trombonist Grachan Moncur III & saxophonist Bennie Maupin.

Coltrane, John Quartet: Impressions Graz 1962 Coltrane, John Quartet:
Impressions Graz 1962

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

Price: $17.95    

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Taking his quartet on a European tour in the fall of 1962, Coltrane's band with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass, and Elvin Jones on drums performed in Graz, Austria at Stefaniensaal, the concert beautifully recorded by ORF Steiermark and here released as the first of two volumes, showing both Coltrane's lyrical origins and expanding free inclinations.

Denzler / Grip / Johansson: Zyklus 1 [2 CDs] Denzler / Grip / Johansson:
Zyklus 1 [2 CDs]

(Umlaut Records / SAJ -- Sweden / France / Germany )

Price: $19.95    

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Exploring new ways of interplay within a classic jazz trio setting, "Zyklus 1" or "Cycle 1" is the 3rd album from the trio of Bertrand Denzler on tenor saxophone, Joel Grip on double bass, and Sven on Ake Johansson on drums, a double CD + poster of four improvisations that reference "Time" through masterful technique and superb collective free jazz.

Dresser, Mark Seven (Nicole Mitchell / Ehlrlich / GoGwilt / Dessen / White / Black / McLagan): Ain't Dresser, Mark Seven (Nicole Mitchell / Ehlrlich / GoGwilt / Dessen / White / Black / McLagan):
Ain't Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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The 2nd album for East/West Coast double bassist and composer Mark Dresser's Seven band, in a diverse set of lyrically intricate Dresser compositions using unusual and compelling rhythmic structures, with Nicole Mitchell on flute, Marty Ehrlich on clarinets & sax, Keir GoGwilt on violin, Michael Dessen on trombone, Joshua White on piano, and Jim Black on drums.

Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra): One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra):
One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

Price: $15.95    

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A formidable meeting of three powerhouses of modern creative improvisation of diverse backgrounds -- Filipina-American drummer/percussionist Susie Ibarra, legendary New York bassist William Parker, and Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, in a spirited, masterful and stunning live performance at the Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona recorded in 1998.

Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt): Anything Is Possible Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt):
Anything Is Possible

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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A tour-de-force of modern creative jazz from the quintet of Larry Ochs on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ken Filiano on bass & effects, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass & effects, and Harris Eisenstadt on drums, the familiar history of the musicians and the staggering skill of each bearing out the album's title, in 2 collective and 3 Ochs compositions.

Fujii, Satoko / Ramon Lopez: Confluence Fujii, Satoko / Ramon Lopez:
Confluence

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.95    

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Having played in trio settings before, pianist Satoko Fujii and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez seized the opportunity to record as a duo in the studio in NY, bringing just two Fujii compositions to guide them, they began freely improvising, creating this stunning album of elegant interaction, peaceful yet detailed, intuitively beautiful and sophisticated music.

Fujii, Satoko ma-do: Heat Wave Fujii, Satoko ma-do:
Heat Wave

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $14.95    

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Satako Fujii's 2008 release introducing her then new ma-do quartet of Satoko Fujii on piano, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, Akira Horikoshi on drums, and late bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu, the band name signifying "window" and "the silence between notes", in an album of superb, lively, eclectic and absolutely exciting improvisation from 9 original Fujii compositions.

Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow): Graz Live 1961 Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow):
Graz Live 1961

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

Price: $17.95    

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After introducing his new trio with pianist Paul Bley and double bassist Steve Swallow in two 1961 albums on Verve, clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre embarked on a tour of Europe, this recently discovered, well-recorded concert in Graf, Austria the perfect example of his unique concepts yielding intensely focused, harmonically challenging, rhythmically abstract, and exquisite chamber jazz.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (feat. Marilyn Crispell / Evan Parker): Parallel Moments Unbroken [2CD Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (feat. Marilyn Crispell / Evan Parker):
Parallel Moments Unbroken [2CDS]

(FMR -- UK )

Price: $18.95    

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Scottland's large improvising ensemble of around 20 musicians, merging backgrounds in free improvisation, jazz, classical, folk, pop, experimental musics and performance art, in a 2-CD release of a piece commissioned by the BBC and featuring pianist Marilyn Crispell and saxophist Evan Parker, written using graphic scores, through composition, photographs and artwork.

Guy's, Barry Blue Shroud Band: Odes and Meditations for Cecil Taylor [5 CD BOX] Guy's, Barry Blue Shroud Band:
Odes and Meditations for Cecil Taylor [5 CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

Price: $64.95    

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Barry Guy's Blue Shroud Band is the bassist's ensemble performing in a variety of configurations, capable of executing his sophisticated compositions that pay hommage or reflect larger subjects, here in 5 CDs of performances at Alchemia Club and on Radio Krakow in Poland, approaching the work of late pianist Cecil Taylor through multi-part Odes, Meditations, and even some "Strange Loops".

Konitz, Lee, Don Friedman & Attila Zoller: Thingin [2000 Edition] Konitz, Lee, Don Friedman & Attila Zoller:
Thingin [2000 Edition]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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Reissue and fresh master of saxophonist Lee Konitz, pianist Don Friedman and guitarist Attila Zoller's great 1995 Hat release, original compositions of live melodic interplay.

Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): Hiljaisuus Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon):
Hiljaisuus

(Aerophonic -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Kuzu is a hard-charging but patient trio that came together in the fall of 2017, after saxophonist Dave Rempis, a stalwart of the Chicago improvised music scene, worked with both Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums) individually as part of a lengthy solo tour of the U.S.; this new trio is captured at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in an intense and dynamic live set.

Lewis, George / Roscoe Mitchell: Voyage And Homecoming Lewis, George / Roscoe Mitchell:
Voyage And Homecoming

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $15.95    

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The long-running association of Chicago legends, trombonist George Lewis and saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, are recorded live at CTM Festival at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, in Berlin in 2018, accompanied by Lewis' laptop adding a third voice that responds and generates textural and rhythmic accompaniment in response to the playing of both improvisers; impressive and exotic.

Lewis, James Brandon (Lewis / Branch / Stewart / Pirog / Crudup III): An Unruly Manifesto Lewis, James Brandon (Lewis / Branch / Stewart / Pirog / Crudup III):
An Unruly Manifesto

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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New York tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis leads a quintet with Jaimie Branch on trumpet, Luke Stewart on bass, Anthony Pirog on guitar, and Warren Trae Crudup III on drums, in a free jazz album dedicated to Charlie Haden & Ornette Coleman and Surrealism, modern creative music with one foot planted in the 70s and one in the 2010s.

Morris, Joe: Instantiation: Paradoxical Morris, Joe:
Instantiation: Paradoxical

(Glacial Erratic -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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One part of New York improvising guitarist and composer Joe Morris' "Instantiation" project, where each part is uniquely composed with specific notated and operational components making each impossible to perform the same way twice, here in a studio recording with clarinetist Dan O'Brien, bassist Brad Barrett, and violinist Elinor Speirs.

Parker, Evan / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard): Chiasm Parker, Evan / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard):
Chiasm

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Performing live at The Vortex in London and live at the DKDM studio in Copenhagen, legendary UK saxophonist Evan Parker joins Swedish pianist Jacob Anderskov's trio Kinetics with Adam Pultz Melbye on bass and Anders Vestergaard on drums, recording these four masterful improvisations of full-force momentum, concentration, exploration and exultation.

Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel): Map of Liberation Tiger Trio (Leandre / Melford / Mitchel):
Map of Liberation

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $15.95    

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Born from the duo of Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell and French bassist Joelle Leandre ("Sisters Where") and brought together by Myra Melford, this is the 2nd album from their Tiger Trio formation, joining profound skill, unusual creative intent, ferociously authoritative conversation, shrewd wit, and an innate sense of balance to 11 succinct collective improvisations.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

Price: $16.95    

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
Vanishing Light...

(Ayler -- France )

Price: $16.95    

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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

  Fujii, Satoko ma-do:
Heat Wave

(Not Two -- Poland )

Price: $14.95    

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Satako Fujii's 2008 release introducing her then new ma-do quartet of Satoko Fujii on piano, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, Akira Horikoshi on drums, and late bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu, the band name signifying "window" and "the silence between notes", in an album of superb, lively, eclectic and absolutely exciting improvisation from 9 original Fujii compositions.

Ayler, Albert Trio: 1964 Prophecy Revisted Ayler, Albert Trio:
1964 Prophecy Revisted

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

Price: $17.95    

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With the essential sidemen to express his unique voice and approach to free jazz, saxophonist Albert Ayler, double bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Sunny Murray, recorded these sessions in 1964 for the ESP label as "Prophecy", this excellent reissue & remaster also adding the live "Albert Smiles with Sunny" (inRespect) from the same concert; essential.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Brown, Marion: Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered)

Coltrane, John Quartet: Impressions Graz 1962

Giuffre, Jimmy 3 (w / Bley / Swallow): Graz Live 1961

Ayler, Albert Quartets: Spirits To Ghosts Revisited (remastered)

Ayler, Albert Trio: 1964 Prophecy Revisted

Feldman, Morton (Philip Thomas): Piano [5 CD BOX SET]

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate

Angles 9: Beyond Us

Parker, Evan / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard): Chiasm

ICP Tentet: Tetterettet

Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt): Anything Is Possible

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

Braxton, Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Taylor Ho Bynum): Quartet (New Haven) 2014 [4 CDs]

Pavone, Mario Dialect Trio: Philosophy

Brotzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink: Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule 2018

Fujii, Satoko / Ramon Lopez: Confluence

Morris, Joe: Instantiation: Paradoxical

Dresser, Mark Seven (Nicole Mitchell / Ehlrlich / GoGwilt / Dessen / White / Black / McLagan): Ain't

Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra): One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation

Abe, Kaoru / Sabu Toyozumi: Mannyoka