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     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 19, 2021

"We improvise everyday, it's a natural thing,
But we've put it on this pedestal
And we've made it like a hard thing to get at,
But it's not.
It's natural to people."
—Hamid Drake

   Creative Artists

• Big Bad Brotzmann Trio
   (feat John Edwards / John Eckhardt)
• Block Ensemble
   (Ratkje/Joh/Pernille/Ingvaldsen/Rasmussent ...)
• Patricia Bosshard
• Edwards/N.O. Moore/Prévost/Wilkinson
• Futari (Satoko Fujii/Taiko Saito)
• Will Guthrie
• Herr Borelgrip (Pierre Borel/Joel Grip)
• Darius Jones
• McPhee/Bisio/Lonberg-Holm/Sultan
• Musicworks
• N/UM
• New Old Luten Quintet
• New Old Luten Septet
• Charles Noyes K./Elliott Sharp
• Miles Okazaki/Trevor Dunn/Dan Weiss/John Zorn
• Evan Parker/John Edwards/Tony Marsh
• William Parker/Patricia Nicholson
• PEK Solo/An Orchestra of PEKs
• Dan Phillips/Hamid Drake
• Eliane Radigue
• Ritual Habitual (Marogna/Almeida/Ernsting)
• Matthew Shipp
• Steve Swell's Systems For Total Immersion
• Various Artists
• Chris Williams Ryan & Patrick Shiroishi
• Carlos Zingaro & Pedro Carneiro

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

577 Records
Astral Spirits
Clean Feed
ESP Disk
Evil Clown
Habitable Records
Important Records

Lizard Breath
Northern Spy
Tao Forms
Umlaut Records
zOaR Records



In anticipation of Black Friday sales, we're offering an even better discount on a list of more than 240 vinyl releases, reduced by 20% off their retail price! These albums include items from our catalog of jazz & improvisation, experimental, compositional, rock and inexplicable music forms. Labels represented in the sale include albums from 577 Records, Astral Spirits, Clean Feed, Dropa Disc, Edition Rz, Feeding Tube Records, Firehouse 12 Records, Fou Records, Fragment Factory, Important Records, NoBusiness, Percaso, RogueArt, Shhpuma, Tour de Bras, Trost Records, Umlaut Records, &c.

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Many of these items are last copies of albums that will not be re-ordered, or that will go into special order status. So take a good look at this great list of vinyl releases, but hurry! Quantities are limited and this sale ends Sunday, November 21 at midnight!

In stock items only, while quantities last - sale items will disappear from the sale when sold out. Discounted prices are shown on category page and detailed product listing. Sale ends Sunday, November 21, 2021 at midnight EST (GMT-5). Discounted items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Big Bad Brotzmann Trio (feat John Edwards / John Eckhardt): Hot Ass / Sexy Legs [3'' MINI CD]

Two recordings from naTo in Leipzig, Germany, the first an energetic free jazz romp from the Big Bad Brötzmann Trio of Peter Brötzmann on tenor sax & taragato, Oliver Schwerdt on piano & percussion and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion; then a furtively powerful double bass duo between John Edwards and John Eckhardt, a tour de force of extended technique and deep sound.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Block Ensemble (Ratkje / Joh / Pernille / Ingvaldsen / Rasmussent ...): Hugs and Bugs
(Clean Feed)

Conceived by saxophonist Kirstoffer Berre Alberts and Lasse Marhaug, who composed this large acoustic work for strings, percussion, blowing instruments, pipes (organ and accordion) and vocals, soliciting solo recordings created in isolation during the pandemic which they layered and blocked in the studio to create these two remarkable works of eccentric timbre, motion & pitch.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Edwards, John / N.O. Moore / Eddie Prevost / Alan Wilkinson: EMPoWered
(577 Records)

A live performance from London's I'klectik by British musicians John Edwards (double bass), N.O. Moore (guitar), and Eddie Prévost (drums), who have a long-standing history as a trio known for both energetic playing and extraordinary introspection, here expanded with saxophonist Alan Wilkinson for two outstanding performances of technical mastery and deep communication.
Squidco Pick

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Futari (Satoko Fujii / Taiko Saito): Underground

Pandemic restrictions having cancelled their European tour, the Futari duo of pianist Satoko Fujii and vibraphonist Taiko Saito chose instead to develop a new collaborative album of improvisations exchanged by sound file, each intently listening to the other's recordings, their care and pensive responses creating an astounding and sublime album of stunningly beautiful music.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Herr Borelgrip (Pierre Borel / Joel Grip): The Great European Stool Sample [2 LPs]
(Umlaut Records)

The first album from the amalgamated band name Herr Borrelgrip, a play on the names of alto saxophonist Pierre Borel and double bassist Joel Grip, developing their work in Stockholm, Berlin and Paris starting in 2008 as a performing duo, heard here in a beautiful gatefold double LP studio release with an extensive LP-sized booklet of text in French and images.
     Buy      $33.95          

Jones, Darius: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation)
(Northern Spy)

Drawing on compositions from black artists who have created something uniquely their own--Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Roscoe Mitchell, Georgia Anne Muldrow--alto saxophonist Darius Jones pulls from the depths of emotion and vulnerability in five solo tracks recorded in Portland, deeply felt blues reflecting the black experience in America and the pain of isolation.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

McPhee, Joe / Michael Bisio / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Juma Sultan: The Sweet Spot

Bringing together four masterful players into the studio in NYC--Joe McPhee on saxophones, Michael Bisio on double bass, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and Juma Sultan on percussion--for an album with one composition each from McPhee, Sultan and Lonberg-Holm, two collective improvisations, Charlie Haden's "Human Being" and Henry Grimes "For Django".
Squidco Pick

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New Old Luten Quintet: Rabatz!

The second step in this evolutionary project, the title referring to "noisy bustle; Riot" started with the trio of wind & reed player Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, pianist Elan Pauer and drummer Christian Lillinger (Radau!), then expanded to this quintet with two double bassists-John Edwards & Robert Landfermann--captured live at naTo/ in Leipzig, Germany in 2015.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

New Old Luten Septet: Remmidemmi!

This evolutionary project titled as "loud, colorful hustle & bustle" started with the trio of wind & reed player Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, pianist Elan Pauer and drummer Christian Lillinger (Radau!), then expanded to a quintet with two double bassists-John Edwards & Robert Landfermann--and here as a septet with saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and trumpeter Axel Dörner.
Squidco Pick

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Okazaki, Miles / Trevor Dunn / Dan Weiss / John Zorn: Hive Mind

A new collective trio of New York luminaries from bassist Trevor Dunn, guitarist Miles Okazaki and drummer Dan Weiss, Okazaki and Weiss having collaborated in Weiss' own Large Ensemble and Dunn a part of Weiss' Starebaby, here in a set of unbridled and unorthodox collective improvisations, with alto saxophonist John Zorn joining the trio on two tracks.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Parker, Evan / John Edwards / Tony Marsh: Medway Blues

A superb 2009 concert at Command House, in Chatham, UK from the trio of saxophonist Evan Parker, double bassist John Edwards, and late drummer/percussionist Tony Marsh, a single 36 minute improvisation of cohesive and energetic free jazz where all three pull together as a nearly telepathic unit, plus two extended duo sections between Edwards and Marsh and a Marsh solo.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Parker, William / Patricia Nicholson: No Joke!
(ESP Disk)

An unapologetically political album from double bassist William Parker in collaboration with poet Patricia Nicholson, confronting injustice and inequality through spoken word set over Parker's compositions, performed with James Brandon Lewis on tenor saxophone, Devin Brahja Waldman on alto saxophone, Francisco Mela on drums, vocals, Melanie Dyer on viola and Gerald Cleaver on drums.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs: Electrolysis
(Evil Clown)

A follow-up to Stretching the Fabric of Space, this solo release from David Peck presents an extended layered set of fize improvisations using a base of prerecorded and premixed tracks with some electronic processing to speed up and slow down, to raise and lower pitch, and to build up thick mixes of sounds from the same sonority set.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Phillips, Dan / Hamid Drake: L'Avventura Di Vivere
(Lizard Breath)

The second duo collaboration of Chicago percussionist Hamid Drake (Fred Anderson, Peter Brotzmann, DKV Trio, &c) and guitarist Dan Phillips (Chicago Edge Ensemble, Quartet Next, Dan Phillips Trio, Dan Phillips Quartet), recording in the studio for 11 improvisations that present a variety of moods and intensity, in textures and melodies from minimal to intricate interplay.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Ritual Habitual (Marogna / Almeida / Ernsting): Pagan Chant
(Clean Feed)

Presented as a a tribute to past jazz masters John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Don Cherry and Charlie Haden, Rotterdam's Ritual Habitual trio led by double bassist Gonçalo Almeida with drummer Philipp Ernsting and Riccardo Maronga on tenor sax, bass clarinet & synthesizers, create a sense of ritual through deep repetition of modern creative jazz rooted in free jazz tradition.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Shipp, Matthew: Codebreaker
(Tao Forms)

An unusually contemplative solo record from New York pianist Matthew Shipp, belying the intricately subtle density of his inventive approach to solo piano improvisation, with an innate lyricism through unusual motive and direction; perhaps one of the most succinct and concise albums Shipp has released, and a beautiful reflection of his creative intentions.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Swell's, Steve Systems For Total Immersion: Hommage A Luciano Berio

After Bartok and Messiaen, trombonist & composer Steve Swell takes his sextet with Marty Ehrlich (winds), Sam Newsome (sax), Jim Pugliese (marimba), Ellen Christi (voice) and Gerald Cleaver (drums) into an exploration of Italian composer Luciano Berio with a diverse set of works reflecting Berio's vast curiosity and ovouer; a spectacular collection from a fantastic band.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Various Artists: CICP Collaborative Recordings vol. 1
(Habitable Records)

An introduction to Habitable Records, initiated by members of the Composers and Improvisers Community Project led by Argentinian guitarist Javier Subatin, their work crossing composed and improvised boundaries, here in 18 duos and trios including work by Zé Alemeida, Pedro Melo Alves, Killick!, Federico Calcagno, Luis Figueiredo, Samuel Gapp, Javier Subatin, &c.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Williams, Chris Ryan & Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Interdisciplinary artist based between NYC and LA, Chris Ryan Williams, and Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist based in LA, Patrick Shiroishi, explore extremely open approaches to free improvisation, Williams primarily performing on brass instruments and Shiroishi on sax & reed instruments, with additional sources from synth, glockenspiel, and electric toothbrush.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Zingaro, Carlos & Pedro Carneiro: Elogio Das Sombras
(Clean Feed)

Translating to "Eulogy of the Shadows", the free improvising duo of violinist Carlos Zingaro and percussionist Pedro Carneiro performing on marimba with a damper pedal, structure their work as though emerging out of the dark night, each step subtly increasing the glow of luminescence through intensity of interaction until receding again into obscurity; sublime.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Guthrie, Will: People Pleaser 2 [VINYL]

Impressive experimental approaches to organized recordings of rhythmic and melodic percussion, a mix of quirky and curious samples & loops, spoken word, field recordings and inexplicable origins, captivating the listener in concise and diverse expositions and dynamic pacing, a journey in "pleasingly" upbeat passages and moments of awe and contemplation.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

N/UM: Ravens [VINYL EP]
(577 Records)

With a combined history of dj production, engineering, writing and arranging in a variety of settings from small and large ensembles, electronic music, experimental rock, classical orchestration &c, the N/UM trio of Elias Meister, Jeremy Loucas and Emil Bovbjerg (VAVAV) release their fourth album of innovative live electronics developed through a carefully conceived collective creativity.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Noyes, Charles K. / Elliott Sharp: Besotted
(zOaR Records)

A series of collaborative electracoustic improvisations recorded remotely during the pandemic by long-time associates, electric guitarist Charles K. Noyes and multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp, here performing on arches h line (a 9-string double neck instrument), violinoid, triple course bass pantar, analog synthesizers, sax & bass clarinet.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Radigue, Eliane: Opus 17 [2 CDs]
(Important Records)

French electroacoustic composer and innovator Eliane Radigue's final work made with feedback material from 1970, five pieces that strip away at the familiar, deconstructing and decomposing classical works into mesmerizing drones, or creating rich pulsating works of sound with intense harmonic development and controlled feedback, a powerful opus of sound.
Squidco Pick

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Bosshard, Patricia: Onceim-CoO

Two major works of evolving acoustic soundscape from Swiss violinist & composer Patricia Bosshard realized by the 27-member Orchestra des Nouvelles Creations, which includes Bosshard, Stephane Rives, Bertrand Denzler, &c.; "Sillon" employs a percussive pulse over 27 independently transforming grooves; "Reflets" a harmonic composition for bowed strings, including three double basses.
Squidco Pick

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   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #140 Fall 2021 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Canada's leading avant music magazine in their Fall 2021 issue, with articles on Understory (Nicole Rampersaud, Parmela Attariwala, and Germaine Liu), Frank Denyer, Taylor Brook, record & live reviews, plus a 14 track CD with pieces from Rocío Cano Valiño, Understory Show One: Gabriel Dharmoo/SlowPitchSound/Lan Tung, Frank Denyer, Nick Storring, &c.
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Pedro Alves Melo Omniae Large Ensemble:
(Clean Feed)

Jerome Bryerton / Damon Smith :
There Must be a Reason for Generating Sounds... [CD + BOOKMARK]
(Balance Point Acoustics)

Jack Cooper / Jeff Tobias :
Tributaries [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Crazy Doberman:
"Everyone Is Rolling Down A Hill" ... [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

Diaphane (Loriot / Costa / Hubsch / Loher):
(Neither/Nor Records)

Paul Dunmall / Jonathan Impett / Andrew Ball / Paul Rogers / Phillip Gibbs:

Paul Dunmall / Simon Thoumire / John Edwards / Phillip Gibbs:
Brothers In Music

2 Trios & 2 Babies

Dal Ngai

Die Abenteuer des Birg Borgenthal

Grande Casino [3 CDS]

EUPHORIUM_freakestra :
Soundz Offfe Drzk Wahuh [2 CDs]

Das Besuchte Getrank (Eine Suite Fur Zwei Unendliche Parallelen. Sie Treffen Sich.)

Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang):
The Earth Is
(Clean Feed)

Guillaume Gargaud :
17 Compositions
(New Focus Recordings)

Kazemde George:
I Insist
(Greenleaf Music)

Frank Gratkowski / Elisabeth Harnik:

Hatcher / Maunu / Kirshner:
Live at Splice Series
(Kettle Hole Records)

Martin Kuchen Kuchen / Michaela Antalova:
Thunder Before Lightning [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)

Eric La Casa:
Everyday Unknown 4 & 5

Leap Of Faith:
(Evil Clown)

Okkyung Lee:
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Luis Lopes Love Song:

Joe McPhee:
Route 84 Quarantine Blues
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Tinier Even Then Science
(Evil Clown)

Mirror Unit (Georg Wissel / Tim O'Dwyer):
Sonic Rivers

Moon-Liters / Millennium Development Goals (D. Liedel):
Nerve Agent!

David Myers Lee:
Room In A Moon House


New Old Luten Quintet:
Big Pauer

New Old Luten Trio:
Short Night [3'' CD]

Alan Niblock:
Scratching the Surface

Omegatre (Colafiglio / Romano / Cicala):
Terre Rare
(Creative Sources)

PEK Solo:
Decision Boundary
(Evil Clown)

PEK Solo:
Requiem for Raymond
(Evil Clown)

PEK Solo / A Quartet Of PEKS:
Strange Beauty Out of Chaos
(Evil Clown)

PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs:
Stretching the Fabric of Space
(Evil Clown)

Sten Sandell / Lisa Ullen:
Double Music
(Clean Feed)

Schindler / Stemkowoski:
Related Unigue Items

Udo Schindler / Etienne Rolin / Luc Laine:
In Search Of Surprise

Udo Schindler / Wilbert De Joode:
Participation & Interplay [LowToneStudies]

Brode Schirmer Unit (w/ Jan Roder / Mattias Brode):
Berlin, Germany

Pablo Schvarzman / Francois Carrier / Michel Lambert / Diego Calicedo :

Oliver Schwerdt / Gunter Sommer :
Dry Swing / Tandem Spaces

(Evil Clown)

Wadada Smith Leo / Vijay Iyer / Jack Dejohnette :
A Love Sonnet For Billie Holiday

Wadada Smith Leo Great Lakes Quartet:
The Chicago Symphonies [4 CD BOX SET]

You Sung Jin / Vincent Laju:
(Creative Sources)

The Rite Of Trio (Silva / Louro / Alves):
Free Development Of Delirium
(Clean Feed)

This Is It! (Fujii / Itani / Tamura):

Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions:
Compilation Cassette [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Flin van Hemmen :
You Can Know Where the Bombs Fell
(Neither/Nor Records)

Ken Vandermark:
The Field Within a Line
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Moreno Veloso:
Every Single Night
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Vernacular (Caswell / Kulcsar / Washington):
The Little Bird [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Mia Zabelka / Glen Hall:
The Quantum Violin

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