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Top Sellers in Squidco's catalog added in 2022 and listed in alphabetic order. We consider this our most important list for the year, as it speaks from the community of our customers about what they are really interested in and listening to.



 
A Pride of Lions (McPhee / Lazro / Abrams / Seguron / Taylor): No Questions - No Answers A Pride of Lions (McPhee / Lazro / Abrams / Seguron / Taylor):
No Questions - No Answers

(RogueArt -- France )

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The 3rd meeting of the transatlantic quintet of Joe McPhee on alto & soprano saxophones and pocket trumpet, Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone saxophones, Joshua Abrams on double bass & guembri, Guillaume Seguron on double bass and Chad Taylor on drums & mbira is heard in this exceptional 2018 concert at the International Jazzfestival Saalfelden in Salzburg, Austria.

Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela: O Life, O Light Vol. 1 Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela:
O Life, O Light Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )

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New generation New York tenor saxophonist Zoe Amba, a Tennesse transplant whose spirit is illuminated with free styles that harken back to Ayler, recording in the studio with a trio of luminary players--William Parker on bass and Francisco Mela on drums--performing three Amba compositions, one featuring Amba on flute; the CD edition contains one bonus improvisation.

Anderson, Chad (Anderson / Smith / Stephenson / Amba / Ankhitek): Mellifluous Excursions Vol. 1 - Wh Anderson, Chad (Anderson / Smith / Stephenson / Amba / Ankhitek):
Mellifluous Excursions Vol. 1 - Where You Been

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

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A solid album of buoyant collective improvisation led by NY drummer Chad Anderson, with vibraphonist Warren Smith adding an optimistic voice to the quintet of relative newcomer, sax and flute player Zoh Amba and bassist Barry Stephenson, the sophisticated and generally upbeat sound of the group taking a stinging tone on two tracks with the sharp observations from The Ankhitek.

Angles: A Muted Reality Angles:
A Muted Reality

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The chameleonic configuration of Angles is here an octet, in a powerfully building and passionate set of three recordings performed by Martin Kuchen (alto sax), Magnus Broo & Goran Kajfes (trumpets), Mats Aleklint (trombone), Mattias Stahl (vibraphone), Alexander Zethson (piano & synth), Konrad Agnas (drums) and Johan Berthling (double bass); exemplary.

Ayler, Albert: La Cave Live, Cleveland 1966 Revisited [2 CDs] Ayler, Albert:
La Cave Live, Cleveland 1966 Revisited [2 CDs]

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

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Never-before released recordings of tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler's 1966 band recording in his home town of Cleveland at club La Cave, recorded over two nights in a superb sextet with brother Donald on trumpet, Frank Wright on tenor sax, Michel Samson on violin, Clyde Shy on double bass and Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums, performing Ayler's compositions and Don Cherry's "D.C.".

Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet: Bambule! Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet:
Bambule!

(Euphorium -- Germany )

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An intense concert of collective European Free Jazz in two extended improvisations recorded at naTo in Leipzig, German in 2019 from the quintet of Peter Brotzmann on tenor saxophone, clarinet & tarogato, Oliver Schwerdt on grand piano, percussion & little instruments, John Edwards and John Eckhardt on double bass, and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver : Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver :
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )

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The 2nd of two studio albums from the quartet of Daniel Carter on saxophone & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, recordings from the same sessions as the 1st volume with five shorter works, as the long-time collaborators and friends show their nearly telepathic rapport in adventurous and masterful modern jazz.

Coleman, Ornette: New York Is Now & Love Call, Revisited Coleman, Ornette:
New York Is Now & Love Call, Revisited

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

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An overlooked chapter in Ornette Coleman's recording career, these two Blue Note albums recorded in NY in 1968 and issued in '68 & '71 feature the innovative alto saxophonist joined by West Coast tenor saxophonist recently moved to NYC, Dewey Redman, and Coltrane sidemen, drummer Elvin Jones & bassist Jimmy Garrison, for two sessions of inventive and accomplished free jazz.

Davis, Anthony  / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah: Past Piano Present | Live at Western F Davis, Anthony / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah:
Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015 [VINYL LP with DOWNLOAD]

(Western Front New Music -- Canada )

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Four innovative and creative pianists performing solo at the Western Front between 1985 and 2015--Anthony Davis, Paul Plimley, Al Neil, John Kameel Farah--compiled on this extraordinary LP, the 2nd essential archive from one of Canada's most important performance spaces.

Feldman, Morton / Apartment House: Piano and String Quartet Feldman, Morton / Apartment House:
Piano and String Quartet

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Inspired by the broadcast performance by The Apartment House ensemble of three works by Morton Feldman, Another Timbre requested that they record the exceptional late work of the minimalist composer, Piano and String Quartet, captured at Henry Wood Hall two months later in a stunning interpretation of this enigmatic work of sensually dissipating motion.

Lacy, Steve / Evan Parker: Chirps Lacy, Steve / Evan Parker:
Chirps

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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The first reissue in three decades of the 1985 SAJ Series FMP album bringing together legendary saxophonists Steve Lacy and Evan Parker, both on soprano saxophone, for two extended improvisations of magnificent reed interactions and a final coda, performed live during Summer Music at Haus am Waldsee, in Berlin, 1985; an essential album of masterful musicianship.

Leandre, Joelle: At Souillac en Jazz Leandre, Joelle:
At Souillac en Jazz

(Ayler Records -- France )

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An extraordinary solo double bass set recorded at Saint-Jacques church of Cales, Lot, France in 2021 as part of the Souillac en Jazz festival from Joëlle Léandre, reaching into the depths for an incomparable and intensely concentrated display of technical skill and passion on the deep strings; captivating, visceral and cathartic.

Marteau Rouge / Keiji Haino: Concert 2009 Marteau Rouge / Keiji Haino:
Concert 2009

(Fou Records -- France )

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An extraordinary and powerful concert at the 2009 Jazz in Luz Festival recorded at Marquee of Luz-Saint-Sauveur when Japanese improvising guitarist and vocalist Keiji Haino joined the electroacoustic improvising trio Marteau Rouge of Jean-Francois Pauvros on electric guitar, Makoto Sato on drums and Jean-Marc Foussat on analog synthesizer & voice.

McPhee, Joe / Evan Parker: Sweet Nothings (For Milford Graves) McPhee, Joe / Evan Parker:
Sweet Nothings (For Milford Graves)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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A confluence of masterful playing through two soprano & two tenor saxophones plus one pocket cornet, as Evan Parker and Joe McPhee perform live in 2003 at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music, weaving lines with intricately relaxed confidence and coming together for beautiful moments of lyrical connection.

Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba: Causa y Efecto Vol. 1 Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba:
Causa y Efecto Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )

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The first volume of powerful free playing and intimate conversation bringing together two New York-based improvisers, Cuban native drummer/percussionist Francisco Mela and Tennessee native reed & wind player Zoh Amba, both sharing a mountain region upbringing that brings a uniquely reflective quality to their playing, fortified by the exploratory NY improv scene.

Musson / Moore / Brice / Prevost: Under the Sun Musson / Moore / Brice / Prevost:
Under the Sun

(Matchless -- UK )

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Quartet, the masterful grouping of Rachel Musson on tenor sax, NO Moore on electric guitar, Olie Brice on double bass and Eddie Prévost on drums, an improvising ensemble of wonderfully unpredictable momentum, from passages of quiet introspection to thunderous density, but always with attentive listening and imaginative responses, heard in this spectacular 2021 concert at Iklektic.

New York Contemporary Five: Copenhagen 1963, Revisited New York Contemporary Five:
Copenhagen 1963, Revisited

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

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Originally released in 1964 on The Sonet label as Volumes 1 & 2, this CD remasters this exceptional 1963 concert of original material and pieces by Ornette & Monk, complete in sequence as performed at Jazzhaus Montmarte in Copenhagen with Archie Shepp on tenor saxophone, Don Cherry on cornet, John Tchicai on alto saxophone, Don Moore on double bass and J.C. Moses on drums.

OGJB Quartet, The: Ode To O OGJB Quartet, The:
Ode To O

(Tum -- Finland )

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The second release from the New York-based OGJB Quartet of Oliver Lake on alto saxophone, Graham Haynes on cornet & electronics, Joe Fonda on double bass and Barry Altschul on drums & percussion, an exceptional band of masterful and legendary improvisers each contributing compositions for the album along with two collective improvisations; solid and superb.

Oxley, Tony: Unreleased (1974 to 2016) Oxley, Tony:
Unreleased (1974 to 2016)

(Discus -- UK )

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The second in Discus Music's "Unreleased" series selected from percussionist and electronics legend Tony Oxley personal collection, here in three configurations: a quintet with Barry Guy, Dave Holdsworth, Howard Riley and Paul Rutherford; a quintet with Howard Riley, Larry Stabbins, Phillip Wachsmann and Hugh Metcalfe; and a duo with Stefan Hoekler.

Pavone, Mario / Dialect Trio + 1: Blue Vertical Pavone, Mario / Dialect Trio + 1:
Blue Vertical

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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Recorded in 2021, one of late New York bassist Mario Pavone's final studio albums sees the composer extending his Direct Trio of pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer Tyshawn Sorey with trumpeter Dave Ballou, a longtime collaborator who brings an additional level of lyrical excitement and sophistication to the group's work, in 9 substantial compositions and collective works.

Prevost, Eddie: Collider: Or, Whose Drum is it, Anyway? Prevost, Eddie:
Collider: Or, Whose Drum is it, Anyway?

(Matchless -- UK )

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A series of impressive improvised solo drum performances by AMM/Matchless leader Eddie Prévost performed at Network Theatre in London, 2012, three pieces with each demonstrating a different characteristic of his remarkably creative and technically virtuosic playing, first with drum sticks, then with "Hands, brush, hands", and finally "Sticking it too".

Riley, Terry played by John Tilbury: Keyboard Studies Riley, Terry played by John Tilbury:
Keyboard Studies

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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There is uncertainty of when pianist John Tilbury recorded these three solo keyboard works by his associate and friend, legendary minimalist composer Terry Riley, performing "Keyboard Study #1" and #2, along with "Dorian Reeds" using piano, electric organ, harpsichord & celesta, captured with excellent quality in superb performances from Tilbury at the height of his powers.

Rivers, Sam Trio: Archive Series. Volume 6 - Caldera Rivers, Sam Trio:
Archive Series. Volume 6 - Caldera

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Continuing NoBusiness' archive series of late reed & wind player Sam Rivers, this wild and sophisticated concert from 2002 was recorded at the Freeport-McMoRan Theatre in New Orlean's Contemporary Arts Center, by the long-standing Sam Rivers Trio with Doug Matthews on upright & electric bass and bass clarinet, and Anthony Cole on tenor sax & piano.

Russell, John / John Butcher / Dominic Lash: But everything now left before it arrived Russell, John / John Butcher / Dominic Lash:
But everything now left before it arrived

(Meenna -- Japan )

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A live performance at the 2010 GIO Fest III in Glasgow, UK, from three of the UK's leading free improvisers--late guitarist John Russell, John Butcher on saxophones and Dominic Lash on double bass--a superb concert in five improvisations of incredible technical skill through both energetic and restrained passages, a brilliant example reminding us of the loss of the great guitarist.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von : Globe Unity Schlippenbach, Alexander von :
Globe Unity

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Wild, nearly unprecedented and an exhilarating direction in European Free Improvisation heard in the 1st recordings from 1966 of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's Globe Unity band, a 14-piece ensemble that included young saxophonists Peter Brötzmann, Gerd Dudek & Kris Wanders, bassist Peter Kowald, bass clarinetist Willem Breuker, trumpeter Manfred Schoof, &c.

Shipp, Matthew Trio: World Construct Shipp, Matthew Trio:
World Construct

(ESP -- USA )

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The fourth album from pianist Matthew Shipp's Trio with Michael Bisio on bass and Newman Taylor Baker on drums, a well-sequenced studio recording from short lyrical works leading to diverse moods of creatively unique abstractions and powerfully grooving passages, a wealth of styles and magnificent playing from one of the most interesting piano trios active.

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins): Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs] Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins):
Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs]

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )

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One of the most intense and unusual of the 80s Downtown NY groups merging rock and improvisation with strong attitudes and incredible musical concepts, these live recordings, including songs never before released, are taken from American and European concerts by the trio of guitarist Fred Frith, cellist Tom Cora, and either electric harpist Zeena Parkins or reedist Dave Newhouse.

  Tarbaby feat. Oliver Lake:
Dance Of The Evil Toys

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The Tarbaby trio of pianist Orrin Evans, drummer Nasheet Waits and double bassist Eric Revis, is joined by trumpeter Josh Lawrence and as with previous albums, featuring acclaimed alto saxophonist Oliver Lake (+ percussionist Dana Murray on track) in an album mixing post-bop, free and lyrical approaches to jazz, with compositions from all four plus a Prince cover.

Trio Xolo (Swanson / Michaels / Naujokaitis): In Flower, In Song Trio Xolo (Swanson / Michaels / Naujokaitis):
In Flower, In Song

(577 Records -- USA )

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The debut of Trio Xolo, bringing together Mexican-American bassist Zachary Swanson, inventive Lithuanian ex-pat & long-time New York drummer/percussionist Dalius Naujokaitis and lyrical Baltimore saxophonist Derrick Michaels, three players steeped in both tradition and avant free playing, captured live in-studio for an album of perceptive creative jazz.

Tucker, Dave / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders: Educated Guess Vol. 2 Tucker, Dave / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders:
Educated Guess Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )

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The 2nd half of guitarist Dave Tucker's live concert at London's Cafe OTO, bringing together himself, pianist/keyboardist Pat Thomas, guitarist Thurston Moore and drummer/percussionist Mark Sanders for two extended improvisations of spontaneous performance, layering guitars over complex drum arrangements,and distinctive electronic manipulation.

Williams, Anthony (w/ Shorter / Rivers / Hancock / Hutcherson / Carter / Davis / Peacock): Life Time Williams, Anthony (w/ Shorter / Rivers / Hancock / Hutcherson / Carter / Davis / Peacock):
Life Time & Spring, Revisited

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

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Remastering & reissuing drummer Anthony Williams first two albums: Life Time was recorded for Blue Note shortly after joining the Miles Davis Quintet, employing two bassists--Richard Davis and Gary Peacock--along with mentor Sam Rivers and Davis alumni Herbie Hancock & Ron Carter; Spring reflects the new freedom of 60s jazz in a quintet with both Wayne Shorter & Sam Rivers.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Ayler, Albert: La Cave Live, Cleveland 1966 Revisited [2 CDs]

Coleman, Ornette: New York Is Now & Love Call, Revisited

Williams, Anthony (w/ Shorter / Rivers / Hancock / Hutcherson / Carter / Davis / Peacock): Life Time

New York Contemporary Five: Copenhagen 1963, Revisited

Rivers, Sam Trio: Archive Series. Volume 6 - Caldera

Taylor, Cecil: Respiration

Melford's, Myra Fire And Water Quintet: For The Love Of Fire And Water

Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela: O Life, O Light Vol. 1

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver : Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2

Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet: Bambule!

Cyrille, Andrew / William Parker / Enrico Rava: 2 Blues For Cecil

Musson / Moore / Brice / Prevost: Under the Sun

McPhee, Joe / Evan Parker: Sweet Nothings (For Milford Graves)

Marteau Rouge / Keiji Haino: Concert 2009

Fujii, Satoko (w/ Leo Smith / Tamura / Laubrock / Schoenbeck / Mori / Lopez / Rainey / Corsano): Hya

Angles: A Muted Reality

Mazurek, Rob Quartet (w/ Davis / Haker Flaten / Taylor): Father's Wing

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins): Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs]

Feldman, Morton / Apartment House: Piano and String Quartet

Russell, John / John Butcher / Dominic Lash: But everything now left before it arrived