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May 6, 2022

"Music has always been the antithesis of political power —
Jazz maybe more so,
And Free Jazz even more."
—John Edwards

   Creative Artists

• Akchote/Halvorson/Frisell
• Johan Berthling
• Samuel Blaser/Oscar Stranoy/Luciano Berio:
    Ensemble Songs & Sarah Maria Sun
• Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet
• Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver
• Isaiah Ceccarelli
• Eclectic Maybe Band
• Ensemble SuperMusique
• Martin Escalante/Tete Leguia/Weasel Walter
• The Flying Luttenbachers
• Gordoa/Malfon/Edwards/Narvesen
• Joane Hetu
• M. Klein/Steffan de Turck
• Machinefabriek
• Joao Paulo/Paulo Curado/Bruno Pedroso
• Quartetski (Ceccarelli/Falaise/Lauzier/Martel)
• Samo Salamon/New Freequestra
• SteDaJoDa (Studer/Scheib/Weber/Schmitz)
• Masayuki Takayanagi/New Direction [3 LP BOX]
• Masayuki Takayanagi/New Direction
• Ken Vandermark's Marker

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

577 Records
Ambiances Magnetiques
Black Editions
Blaser Music
Clean Feed
Corbett vs. Dempsey

Creative Sources
Het Generiek
Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
thanatosis produktion


   Jazz & Improvisation

Akchote / Halvorson / Frisell: Loving Highsmith [2CDs]

The soundtrack to the documentary Loving Highsmith about thriller novelist Patricia Highsmith, with music composed by Belgium guitarist Noël Akchoté along with pieces by Cole Porter, Mancini, Johnny Mercer, Frank Sinatra, Hildegard von Bingen, Carl Fischer, &c, presented in two CDs, one each of duets between Akchoté and New York guitarists Mary Halvorson and Bill Frisell.
Squidco Pick

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Berthling, Johan: Bjornhorn
(thanatosis produktion)

An extended 7-part solo improvisation from Swedish double bassist Johan Berthling (Angles, Fire!, Nacka Forum, Sten Sandell Trio, &c) using magnificent technique, timing and pacing in a diverse set that includes a reference to Charlie Hayden's "Turiya".
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Blaser, Samuel / Oscar Stranoy / Luciano Berio: Ensemble Songs & Sarah Maria Sun : Folk Songs
(Blaser Music)

The project and ensemble "Songs" brings together German trombonist & composer Samuel Blaser and pianist & composer Oscar Strasnoy, taking the instrumentation and concept of Lucio Berio's Folksongs and expanding it into Blaser's "Worksongs", a set of songs around Mississippi Delta blues, and Strasnoy's "Chanzuns Popularas Rumanchas" based on the traditional music of the Canton of Grisons.
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Brotzmann, Peter Chicago Tentet: Ultraman vs. Alien Metron [SINGLE SIDED VINYL]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Recorded during the 2002 studio sessions that yielded the albums A Short Visit to Nowhere and Broken English, this unreleased recording of a Mars Williams composition is issued as a 1-sided LP with the stellar lineup of Brötzmann with Williams, Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang, Hamid Drake, Mats Gustafsson and Joe McPhee.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $27.95          

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

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.
Squidco Pick

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Ceccarelli, Isaiah: Toute Clarte m'est Obscure
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

A profound contemporary work integrating improvisation into composed forms from Montreal composer and percussionist Isaiah Ceccarelli and performed by an ensemble of 16 Musique Actuelle improvisers and performers, beautifully balanced between diverse instrumental passages and texts inspired by different poetical and musical forms of the past; sublime.
Squidco Pick

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Ensemble SuperMusique: Commutation
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Ensemble Supermusique, Montreal's premiere open-minded improvising ensemble, here led by saxophonist & vocalist Joane Hetu and conducted by percussionist Danielle Palardy Roger, present a live concert of graphic scores dating back to 1920, with works from Fred Frith (Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire), Luigi Russolo, Maxime Daigneault, Emilie Girard-Charest & Anestis Logothetis.
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Ensemble SuperMusique: Sonne l'image
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

The collective ensemble Supermusique featuring key performers from Montréal's musique actuelle scene, including Jean Derome, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Joane Hetu, Danielle Palardy, &c. perform "Sounding the Image", three animated scores composed through the creation of moving images and rendered live in a remarkable concert at Amphiteatre de Gesu, in Montreal in 2019.
Squidco Pick

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Escalante, Martin / Tete Leguia / Weasel Walter: Katyusha

An aggressive album of ballistic free improvisation recorded live at Seizures Palace, in Brooklyn in 2021 from the trio of Martin Escalante on saxophone, Tete Leguia on bass guitar and Weasel Walter on drums, three tracks of sax multiphonics, altissimo shrieks and subtones, bass feedback, magnetic field disruption, found objects, and distortion and high impact drumming.
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Flying Luttenbachers, The (Walter / Dahl / Battistoni / Nelson / Ospovat): Terror Iridescence

Perhaps the darkest and most experimental album from the Flying Luttenbachers, the 4th from the NYC-based version of Weasel Walter on guitars & drums+bagpipe chanter & electronics, Tim Dahl on bass, Katie Battistoni on guitar, Matt Nelson on sax & live electronics and Sam Ospovat on drums, in two extended, terrific collective improvisations.
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Gordoa / Malfon / Edwards / Narvesen : Substantial Myths
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Vibraphonist Emilio Gordoa leads this superb quartet with Don Malfon on alto & baritone saxophones, John Edwards on double bass and Dag Magnus Narvesen on drums, in an incredible live performance at the 2019 Alte Gerberei Artacts Festival in Austria, a captivating set of creative techniques yielding well-controlled passages of both intense activity and unique introspection.
Squidco Pick

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Hetu, Joane : Tags
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Four compositions written between 2000-2019 from Joane Hétu: a duo between bassist Nicolas Caloia & bass clarinetist/vocalist Lori Freedman; a work with Hétu & Jean Derome plus the Quaturo Bozzini string and Quasar saxophone quartets; a composition for 20 electric guitars; and one movement from "Préoccupant, c'est Préoccupant performed by Ensemble Supermusique.
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Paulo, Joao / Paulo Curado / Bruno Pedroso: As Sete Ilhas De Lisboa
(Clean Feed)

2003 release of the Lisbon improvising trio of Bruno Pedroso on drums, Joao Paulo on piano and Paulo Curado on saxophone, merging jazz and world styles from Lisbon, America, Arabic and Jewish forms with lyrical strength, clear communication and an experimental attitude between the three players, a great example of the Portuguese free improvising scene.
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Salamon, Samo / New Freequestra: Free Distance, Vol. 2: Poems are Opening [2 CDs]
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

With titles for the album and all compositions from a poem by US poet E.E. Cummings, guitarist Samo Salamon developed these structured improvisations during the pandemic, inviting a set of masterful improvisers including Martin Küchen, Luis Viocente, Vasco Trilla, Emanuele Parrini, &c. &c. to contribute to these magnificent long distance collective improvisations.
Squidco Pick

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SteDaJoDa (Studer / Scheib / Weber / Schmitz): Schwebend
(Creative Sources)

A live recording of free improvisation recorded at Theater im Viertel, in Saarbrucken, Germany in 2021 from the SteDaJoDa quartet of Daniel Studer on double bass, Stefan Scheib on double bass, Daniel Weber on drums and Johannes Schmitz on guitar, the dark double bass foundation and floating ("Schwebend") percussion work balanced by Schmitz' blues oriented electric.
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Takayanagi, Masayuki / New Direction: Eclipse [VINYL]
(Black Editions)

Eclipse has always been the most mysterious of the Takayanagi and New Direction records, originally issued in an edition of 100 copies, this reissue remasters the album from the original tapes to present the unique vision of improvising guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi and his band with Kenji Mori on alto sax, flute & recorder, Nobuyoshi Ino on bass and Hiroshi Yamazaki on drums.
     Buy      $27.95          

Takayanagi, Masayuki / New Direction: Station '70: Call in Question / Live Independence [VINYL 3 LP BOX]
(Black Editions)

Reissuing and remastering the two PSF albums from Japanese improvising guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi's New Directions group of bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa, saxophonist Mototeru Takagi and drummer Sabu Toyozumi, plus a previously unreleased side-long "Mass Projection" recording, presented in a deluxe 3 LP box set with images by Yuji Itsumi and liner notes in English and Japanese.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $63.95          

Vandermark's, Ken Marker: McPhee Marker [VINYL EP]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

A 12-inch 45rpm EP from Chicago Ken Vandermark's band Marker with guest Joe McPhee on tenor saxophone, performing the Parliament Funkadelic track "Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples" and DNA's "Egomaniac's Kiss", with Vandermark on tenor & baritone saxophones plus guitarists Andrew Clinkman & Steve Marquette, keyboardist Macie Stewart and drummer Phil Sudderberg.
     Buy      $18.95          



Klein, M. / Steffan de Turck: A New City [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Het Generiek)

A collaborative album from Dutch sound artists M. Klein (Adept, Sweat Tongue) and Steffan de Turck (Staplerfahrer) using field recordings and keyboards in two extended sound collages that take familiar sounds and transform them into a journey through an imagined land, accompanied by melodic synthetic fragments, a reflective work like a lost memory.
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Machinefabriek: Our Arms Grew Together (Music for a performance by Marta & Kim)

Following his collaborations with choreographers & dancers Marta Alstadsaeter and Kim-Jomi Fischer resulting in the performances & albums As Much As It Is Worth and Engel, Rutger Zuydervelt composed this work for their dance/circus performance Our Arms Grew Together about romantic relationships, developed around recordings from the daily lives of Alstadsaeter and Fischer.
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Eclectic Maybe Band: Again Alors?

Led by Univers Zero bassist and composer Guy Seger, the third album from Eclectic Maybe Band combines elements of rock, jazz, electronic and abstract landscapes, performed by an ensemble of chamber rock players including Discus label leader Martin Archer, varying groupings within the band focusing on each section in a mix of composed and improvised approaches.
Squidco Pick

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Quartetski (Ceccarelli / Falaise / Lauzier / Martel): Cage
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Quartetski--the Montereal quartet of Isaiah Ceccarelli on percussion & synthesizer, Bernard Falaise on electric guitar, Philippe Lauzier on bass clarinet & synthesizer and Pierre on Yves Martel on electric bass, perform John Cage's 1992 Numbers work "Four6" and "One7", a variation on "Four6", an incredible and insightful interpretation of this fascinating work.
Squidco Pick

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Barnes / Jerman / Nordwall:
The Oortcloud [It Wasn't Until Weeks Later] [VINYL]

David Behrman w/ Jon Gibson / Werner Durand :
ViewFinder / Hide & Seek [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

David Bennett / Vilhem Bromander:
Within Reach Of Eventuality
(thanatosis produktion)

Alessandro Bosetti :
Plane / Talea 31-34 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Holidays Records)

Jean-Yves Bosseur :
Musiques Vertes [VINYL]
(Holidays Records)

Alvin Curran:
Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

Jean D.L. / Rutger Zuydervelt:
(Inexhaustible Editions)

Derviche (Borchard / Favriou):
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Aaron Dilloway / Jeph Jerman:
Casual Collisions
(White Centipede Noise / New Forces)

Domaine Poetique (Jeph Jerman / John Hudak):
Domaine Poetique [BOXSET]
(New Forces)

El Gruppo Arrastre:
At The Chapel Performance Space, Seattle WA 2013 (CDR)
(Fidgety Editions)

Ensemble Nist-Nah:
(Black Truffle)

Ensemble Nist-Nah:
Elders [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

Erica Dicker / Dennis Sullivan:
Blood Luxury [CASSETTE w/ DOWNOAD]

Forkelid / Carlsson / Hielm:
Can't Hide [Vinyl]
(FRIM Records)

Hydra Ensemble (Almeida / Hitz / Gregov / Zuydervelt):
(Inexhaustible Editions)

International Nothing, The:
Just None of Those Things

Jeph Jerman:
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Jeph Jerman:
Sound From Films [CDR]
(Fidgety Editions)

Steve Lacy / Andrea Centazzo:
Clangs [VINYL]

London Jazz Composer's Orchestra:
Zurich Concerts

Machinefabriek / Matt Wand / Nick Storring / Phil Macguire:

Louis-Michel Marion / Francoise Toullec:
Apocalyptic Garden
(Creative Sources)

Merzbow / Arcane Device:
Merzbow & Arcane Device
(Important Records)

(Raster Music)

Rekon With Friends (Alga / Espvall / Billstrom / Vallgren / Jordansson / Ullen / Lloyd):
Rekon With Friends
(Creative Sources)

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

Taku Sugimoto:

Linnea Talp:
Arch Of Motion
(thanatosis produktion)

Tolimieri / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Stepanov:
Inner Lines
(Creative Sources)

Windemo & Strid / Warnheim & Ingves:
Split Series Vol. 1
(FRIM Records)

Wunschmusik (Wunsch / Steyer / Cavenati):
Muss Atonal Eigentlich Witzig Sein?
(Creative Sources)

Rutger Zuydervelt / Hugo Dijkstal / Peter Hollo:
BERG (Music for a film by Joke Olthaar)

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