The Squid's Ear Magazine
Vancouver and Western Canada


 
Abbott, Simeon + Bent Spoon Duo: saigon, you crazy diamond
Abbott, Simeon + Bent Spoon Duo:
saigon, you crazy diamond

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Two dense, 20-minute tracks of physical, visceral playing from prepared electric guitarist Simeon Abbot with the Bent Spoon Duo: percussionist Chris Dadge and viola/trombone player Scott Munro.

Abbott, Simeon + Chris Dadge: a menu isn't a meal
Abbott, Simeon + Chris Dadge:
a menu isn't a meal

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Longtime collaborators Abbott and Dadge release their first album together, a dizzying array of ideas and sounds recorded live at the monthly Calgary based Bug Incision concert series.

Babin's, Tommy Benzene: Your Body Is Your Prison
Babin's, Tommy Benzene:
Your Body Is Your Prison

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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Bassist Babin's Benzene band mixes free improvisation with rock overtones, tight changes giving way to excellent solos from all members of this exceptional quartet.

Battikha / Waddell / Vipond / Lebel: Corse
Battikha / Waddell / Vipond / Lebel:
Corse

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $10.95    




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Electroacoustic improv from the quartet of trumpeter Philippe Battikha, laptop artist Matthew Wadell, drummer Sam Vipond and trombinist/saxophonist Etienne Lebel.

Bent Spoon Duo: Cover Prince
Bent Spoon Duo:
Cover Prince

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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The Calgary duo of Chris Dadge on violin and acoustic guitar, and Scott Munro on violin and partial trombone, performing live in Edmonton, Canada.

Bent Spoon Duo: With & Without Allison Cameron
Bent Spoon Duo:
With & Without Allison Cameron

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Chris Dadge and Scott Munro (aka the Bent Spoon Duo) recorded this album at Weeds Cafe in Calgary in 2012 as a duo, extending their set to a trio with the compatible style of Allison Camera on amplified & mangled banjo and kalimba.

Blur, Rosco: Stable Chaos
Blur, Rosco:
Stable Chaos

(Red Toucan -- Canada )


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Rosco Blur's groove-based jazz album with a great set of players including Paul Plimey (piano), Dylan van der Schyff (drums), spirited music with the occasional sung-spoken lyric, an album that harkens to the world of Roland Kirk with a modern edge.

Bourgeois, Andre & Chris Dadge: Spaces Are The Place
Bourgeois, Andre & Chris Dadge:
Spaces Are The Place

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Chris Dadge (drums, percussion) and Andre Bourgeois (saxophones) play two sets of mostly straightforward free jazz with reasonably fixed outlines throughout the structure of each piece.

Burro: Burnt Monument
Burro:
Burnt Monument

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Burro is the Calgary improvising trio of Whitney Ota (electric guitar), Stew Elton (bass) and Andrew Hume (drums), in a studio release of their intense and hard rock-oriented playing.

Carrier, Francois Trio + Bobo Stenson: Entrance 3
Carrier, Francois Trio + Bobo Stenson:
Entrance 3

(Ayler -- France )


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Canadian saxophonist Francois Carrier in a trio with bassist Pierre Cote and drummer Michel Lambert, plus pianist Bobo Stenson performing live at the 2002 Vancouver Jazz Festival.

Chenaux, Eric & Bent Spoon Duo: Live in Calgary
Chenaux, Eric & Bent Spoon Duo:
Live in Calgary

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $10.95    




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2nd meeting from summer 2009 of Toronto improviser Eric Chenaux & Calgary's Bent Spoon Duo, forward-moving yet rambling improvisation with a folksy intuitiveness of harmony and complimentary rhtyhm.

Coltrane, Andrew & Mike Khoury: Concrete Shoes
Coltrane, Andrew & Mike Khoury:
Concrete Shoes

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Violinist Mike Khoury and electronic artist Andrew Coltrane in an album of thick and blurry sonic environments and effected string interaction, a bit like a drive in an ancient auto on alien moons.

Dadge, Chris : Bin 15 [3-inch CDR]
Dadge, Chris :
Bin 15 [3-inch CDR]

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $8.95    




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Percussionist Chris Dadge recorded these two drones using amplified cymbals, violin, and snare drum inside a replica of a Saskatchewan-prairies-style grain silo erected by artist Mark Lowe at the 2011 Calgary Folk Festival.

Dadge, Chris & Cody Oliver: Midnighties
Dadge, Chris & Cody Oliver:
Midnighties

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Debut recordings and first recorded document of the duo of resonator guitarist Cody Oliver and drummer/percussionist Chris Dadge performing a live broadcast at CJSW studios in Calgary.

Dadge, Chris: A Moth That Smiles As It Burns Is Better Than You
Dadge, Chris:
A Moth That Smiles As It Burns Is Better Than You

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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A live recording of a solo performance from percussionist/Bug Incision label leader Chris Dadge live at Weeds Cafe in Calgary on percussion, violin, and acoustic guitar.

Dadge, Chris: Near and Distant Skies
Dadge, Chris:
Near and Distant Skies

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Drummer and percussionist Chris Dadge plays a personal set that was recorded live and includes a variety of percussive stylings varying from minimal ideas to junk-oriented textural play.

Dadge, Chris: Silk Thousand
Dadge, Chris:
Silk Thousand

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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The 3rd solo drumset album from Bug Incision operator Chris Dadge, an album of sharply focused workouts vascillating between a handful of densities, operating in simple, clear structures.

Dark Blue World: The Perilous Beauty of Madness
Dark Blue World:
The Perilous Beauty of Madness

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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DarkBlueWorld is Elizabeth Fischer's essential rock vehicle for collaborations with noted Canadian musicians, including Tony Wilson, Peggy Lee, Amy Denio, Jesse Zubot, &c &c.

Duplant / Lenglet / Widham: Proverbes
Duplant / Lenglet / Widham:
Proverbes

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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The quasi-trio/mail improv of French improvisers Duplant, a multi-instrumentalist who appears here on percussion and Lenglet, on the guitar, with pianist and junk manipulator Rachael Wadham.

Fond of Tigers: Continent & Western
Fond of Tigers:
Continent & Western

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Fond of Tigers with guests Mats Gustafsson and Sandro Perri in their unique blend of avant- and post-rock structures, amazing improvised and complex rock from one of Vancouver's finest.

Grdina, Gord Trio with Mats Gustafsson: Barrel Fire
Grdina, Gord Trio with Mats Gustafsson:
Barrel Fire

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Gordon Grdina (Grdina's Box Cutter) in a trio with bassist Tommy Babin and drummer Kenton Loewen, joined by Mats Gustafsson on baritone sax for a vicious free jazz romp.

Grdina's Box Cutter: New Rules for Noise
Grdina's Box Cutter:
New Rules for Noise

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Guitarist Grdina's Box Cutter with Francoise Houle on clarinet mix acoustic and electric lines in tunes with melodic momentum that take plenty of pauses for free sections.

Houle, Francois Trio: Schizosphere
Houle, Francois Trio:
Schizosphere

(Red Toucan -- Canada )


Price: $9.95    




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An early album from Vancouver clarinetist Francois Houle with frequent collaborators Tony Wilson (guitar) and Dylan van der Schyff (drums & percussion), performing original compositions and a unique version of Duke Ellington's "Frustration."

Houle, Viviane: Treize
Houle, Viviane:
Treize

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Out free improvising vocalist Viviane Houle's debut solo release in duos with a veritable who's-who of Vancouver's finest improvisers including Peggy Lee, Jesse Zubot, &c. &c.

Inhabitants: A Vacant Lot
Inhabitants:
A Vacant Lot

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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The 3rd full length from Canada's Inhabitants expands the sonic experiments of this quartet's intuitive group improvisations, mixing rich feedback with alluring lyricism.

Leandre / Mitchell / Van Der Schyff: Before After
Leandre / Mitchell / Van Der Schyff:
Before After

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Live recordings from Roundhouse Community Center in Vancouver of the intense and enchanting dialog of bassist Leandres, flautist Nicole Mitchell, and percussionist Dylan van der Schyff.

Meichel, Dan & Chris Dadge: Mannington
Meichel, Dan & Chris Dadge:
Mannington

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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The first in a series of releases from Bug Incision's archive of late saxophonist Dan Meichel, from recordings in Calgary in 2008 showing Meichel's articulately heavy style against Dadge's inventive drumming and percussion.

NoMoreShapes: Creesus Crisis
NoMoreShapes:
Creesus Crisis

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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This Calgary based trio with Jay Crocker on guitar & electronics, J.C. Jones on trombone and Eric Hamelin on drums & percussion, mix free bop with small sound electronic improv.

Normand, Eric & Bent Spoon Duo: Circuitry
Normand, Eric & Bent Spoon Duo:
Circuitry

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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The Bent Spoon Duo of Chris Dadge and Scott Munro met bassist Eric Normand (Tour De Bras, Ambiances Magnetiques) while Normand was on tour to record these ragged electro-acoustic improvisations.

NOW Orchestra, The (with guests George Lewis, Vinny Golia): Wowow
NOW Orchestra, The (with guests George Lewis, Vinny Golia):
Wowow

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $10.95    




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Drawing from some of the finest of the West Coast and Vancouver scenes, The Now Orchestra present 3 long works in multiple section, with performers including Peggy Lee, Vinny Golia, George Lewis, Dylan van der Schyff, &c. &c.

Payne, David: Nirvana Unplugged
Payne, David:
Nirvana Unplugged

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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David Payne (Fossils, Slut Mouth, Middle James Co.) solo offers a wasted take on the acoustic guitar, which is mangled, scraped, rubbed, fingered, bent, and subjected to a variety of preparations.

Perera, Nilan & Bent Spoon Duo: S/T
Perera, Nilan & Bent Spoon Duo:
S/T

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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The Vancouver based Bent Spoon Duo of Scott Munro on viola, trombone, electronics & zither and Chris Dadge on percussion meets Toronto's Nilan Perera on electric guitar, performing at Weeds Cafe in Calgary, for a rich interactive release of free improvisation.

Rose, Simon & Pascal Nichols: Sombrero Galaxy
Rose, Simon & Pascal Nichols:
Sombrero Galaxy

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Saxophonist Simon Rose, a member of Badland with Steve Noble and Simon Fell, in a duo with drummer Pascal Nichols, label leader of Krayon Recordings, for an understated set of extended improvisations.

Way Out Northwest (John Butcher / Tortsen Mueller / Dylan van der Shyff): The White  Spot
Way Out Northwest (John Butcher / Tortsen Mueller / Dylan van der Shyff):
The White Spot

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The UK and Vancouver meet for a second release under the Way Out Northwest name - British saxophone master John Butcher with bassist Torsten Muller and drummer Dylan van der Schyff - recording for Sonarchy Radio.

Williams, Darren: Reed
Williams, Darren:
Reed

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Calgary's saxophonist Darren Williams, who has worked with Mats Gustafsson, Cody Oliver, Eugene Chadbourne, and Han Bennink, in a solo album of remarkable power using extended techniques in composed and improvised pieces that push Williams into astounding territory.

Wilson, Tony 6tet: A Day's Life
Wilson, Tony 6tet:
A Day's Life

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The first recording of Tony Wilson's music inspired by the plight and lives of the homeless and drug addictied in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, in a band with P Carter on trumpet, Jesse Zubot on violin, Peggy Lee on cello, Russell Sholberg on bass and Skye Brooks on drums.

Wilson, Tony Sextet: The People Look Like Flowers at Last
Wilson, Tony Sextet:
The People Look Like Flowers at Last

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $10.80    




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Tony Wilson Sextet's was formed almost 20 years ago to perform his original compositions and arrangements, here performing Benjamin Britten's Lachrymae and 4 original works.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )


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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Sands, The: Beast To Bone
Sands, The:
Beast To Bone

(Self Released -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Singer/songwriter Julie McGeer leads a band of some of Western Canada's foremost players from the jazz and indie scene including Peggy Lee, JP Carter, Paul Rigby, Cole Schmidt, Darren Parris & Barry Mirochnik in an embraceable album combining jazz, indie pop and folk roots.

Oliver, Cody: Rodent Landscapes
Oliver, Cody:
Rodent Landscapes

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Recording on Calgary, CA guitarist Cody Oliver's old resonator guitar, this set of untitled solo recordings finds Oliver playing every inch of the guitar, using the body, pickups, strings and natural resonance as equal partners in exploring unusual territory.

Film In Music: Tell Tale
Film In Music:
Tell Tale

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Vancouver based cellist Peggy Lee leads the Film in Music project with a cast of superb improvisers including Dylan van der Schyff (drums), Torsten Muller (bass), Jesse Zubot (violin), &c, writing compositional drama for the 8 band members as as a basis for adventurous improv.

Fond of Tigers: Uninhabit
Fond of Tigers:
Uninhabit

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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The 4th album in 14 years from this instrumental Vancouver 7-piece avant rock band exploring both heavy and beautiful sonic environments; the band shares members with The Tony Wilson 6Tet, Dark Blue World, Aeroplane Trio, with Drip Audio leader Jesse Zubot on violin.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre dĠAlfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]
Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Honsinger, Tristan / Nicolas Calioa / Joshua Zubot: In The Sea
Honsinger, Tristan / Nicolas Calioa / Joshua Zubot:
In The Sea

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The transatlantic string trio of Amsterdam-based cellist Tristan Honsinger (also on voice) with Montreal free improvisers violinist Joshua Zubot and double bassist Nicolas Caloia in an album of informed improvisation that bring an upbeat approach to authoritative dialog which is both sharp-witted and irreverent, but never less than engaging.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Peregrine Falls (Grdina / Loewen): Peregrine Falls
Peregrine Falls (Grdina / Loewen):
Peregrine Falls

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Named for the moment when a Peregrine Falcon falls from flight to attack its prey, the Vancouver duo of Gordon Grdina on guitars, oud, electronics and Kenton Loewen on drums and percussion present a heavy album of improvised rock with raw energy, riveting technique and powerful grooves with an Arabic influence and essence; of interest to King Crimson fans.

Samworth, Ron (Samworth / Adler / JP Carter / Naylor / Peggy Lee / James Meger): Dogs Do Dream
Samworth, Ron (Samworth / Adler / JP Carter / Naylor / Peggy Lee / James Meger):
Dogs Do Dream

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $10.80    




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Presented at the Vancouver International Improvisation Festival and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, guitarist Ron Samworth's conceptual work explores the life and dreams of a dog, with narration from Barbara Adler and an incredible ensemble including cellist Peggy, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, trumpeter JP Carter, drummer Dylan van der Schyff, etc.

Sick Boss (Schmidt / Meger / Peggy Lee / JP Carter / Naylor / Page): Sick Boss
Sick Boss (Schmidt / Meger / Peggy Lee / JP Carter / Naylor / Page):
Sick Boss

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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A richly refined and sophisticated album drawing on improvisation, experimenation and rock elements from the collaborative Vancouver ensemble Sick Boss of core members guitarist Cole Schmidt, bassist James Meger and drummer Daniel Gaucher, with guests including guitarist Tony Wilson, cellist Peggy Lee, trumpeter JP Carter, synth player Tyson Naylor, &c. &c.

Novak, Ryan: Balloon Proportions
Novak, Ryan:
Balloon Proportions

(RY/NO Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Novak, who has worked with Tim Daisy and Tatsuya Nakatani, in an eclectic and complex solo release of colliding genres.

Bent Spoon Trio: Nine Year Itch
Bent Spoon Trio:
Nine Year Itch

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Formed in 2002 as a quartet, then in 2005 as the trio of Chris Dadge (percussion, trumpet, bass), David Laing (bass & trombone), and Scott Munro (sax, melodica, &c), then as the duo of Dadge & Monro in 2008; 2016 found the trio together again in Calgary for the closing of the Emmedia performance space, their entire set of unique collective improv captured for this CD.

Dadge, Chris / Jonathon Wilcke: Three Live Pieces
Dadge, Chris / Jonathon Wilcke:
Three Live Pieces

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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With a 15 year history of collaboration, Bug Incision label leader Chris Dadge joins with fellow Calgary free improviser Jonathon Wilcke on saxophone for an album of live performances in their home city, two performances from Parlour and one at Local 510, showing strong rapport in their duo of uniquely unconventional percussion and lyrically quirky sax.

Morris, Joe / Chris Dadge / Jonathon Wilcke: Rural Optimism
Morris, Joe / Chris Dadge / Jonathon Wilcke:
Rural Optimism

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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During guitarist Joe Morris' stay as a visiting scholar at University of Calgary, Morris joined the Chris Dadge / Jonathon Wilkes duo, first on stage and then in the studio to record this first-rate album of collective improvisation, merging idiosyncratic percussive activity, abstract and lyrical sax declarations, and profound and pointillistic guitar work.

Morris, Joe / Rob Oxoby: Dancing With Penguins
Morris, Joe / Rob Oxoby:
Dancing With Penguins

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Improvising guitarist/bassist, writer, and educator Joe Morris spent four months as visiting scholar at the University of Calgary, during which time he recorded with University of Calgary professor and double bassist Rob Oxoby, this freely improvised album with Morris on electric guitar, a great confluence of strings in 6 concentrated and adept dialogs.

Musicworks: #131 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#131 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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The second issue in the 40th anniversary year of Canada's foremost magazine exploring new music in composed, improvised, experimental and other unusual musics, articles including Peggy Lee, Circuit Bending, composer Maria de Alvear, an article on the Bug Incision label, plus a 14-track CD with tracks to accompany the articles, plus album reviews, live reviews, &c. &c.

Lee, Peggy : Echo Painting
Lee, Peggy :
Echo Painting

(Songlines -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Commissioned by Coastal Jazz and Blues and premiered at the 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, cellist Peggy Lee's suite for ten players includes some of the most interesting improvisers on the Vancouver scene, the music multi-layered, texturally varied and melodically rich, with beautiful melodic passages, driving rhythm, and incendiary improv; outstanding!

Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald: Improvised (Vancouver)
Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald:
Improvised (Vancouver)

(Incus -- UK )


Price: $19.95    




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Three concerts at Vancouver's Western Front, two from 1978 and one from 1996, from the duo of West Coast free improvising guitarist Henry Kaiser and Vancouver saxophonist John Oswald, early yet mature examples of the profoundly great music each artist has gone on to create using astounding and extreme techniques.

Houle, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / Harris Eisenstadt: You Have Options
Houle, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / Harris Eisenstadt:
You Have Options

(Songlines -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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The Canadian trio of clarinetist Francois Houle, pianist Alexander Hawkins and drummer Harris Eisenstadt first met in 2014 for the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, taking several years to get them together again for this beautifully lyrical and sophisticated album of chamber jazz, with compositions from all three plus pieces by Steve Lacy, Andrew Hill and Charles Ives.

Shipp, Matthew / Mark Helias / Gordon Grdina: Skin and Bones
Shipp, Matthew / Mark Helias / Gordon Grdina:
Skin and Bones

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $15.95    




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Recording two days after their concert in British Columbia, BC at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art's Skin And Bones Music Series, the trio of pianist Matthew Shipp, guitarist Gordon Grdina and bassist Mark Helias captured these collective improvisations at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver BC, titling their album after their well-received concert.

Grdina, Gordon Quartet (w/ Noriega / Lossing / Takeishi): Cooper's Park
Grdina, Gordon Quartet (w/ Noriega / Lossing / Takeishi):
Cooper's Park

(Songlines -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Vancouver composer, guitarist and Oud player Gordon Grdina leads his quartet of Satoshi Takeishi on drums, Russ Lossing on piano & clavinet, and Oscar Noriega on alto sax and bass clarinet, through five intricate, through-composed pieces of incredible interaction, with outstanding and consummate solos from introspective to ecstatic; eclectic and exemplary.

Dunston, Nick: Atlantic Extraction
Dunston, Nick:
Atlantic Extraction

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Brooklyn-based composer, bassist, and writer Nick Dunston in his debut album, blending jazz, contemporary, chamber and avant forms, in a uniquely voiced quintet with Louna Dekker on Vargas on flutes & piccolo, Ledah Finck on violin & viola, Tal Yahalom on guitar, and Stephen Boegehold on drums, in a sophisticated album of concisely fascinating compositions.

Cryingsnice (Eric Hamelin / Chris Dadge): All Greased Up For Nothin'
Cryingsnice (Eric Hamelin / Chris Dadge):
All Greased Up For Nothin'

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Frequent collaborators, Canadian drummer and experimentalist Eric Hamelin joins Chris Dadge, who more typically performs as a drummer/percussionist, in a duo with Dadge on violin, as the two create wonderfully active environments of sound that follow conceptual paths embracing electroacoustic methodology through two pieces performed live in the studio.

Lab Coast: Bookflames [3" CD]
Lab Coast:
Bookflames [3" CD]

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Early recordings from Lab Coast (Chris Dadge and David Laing) from an odd session of improvisation recorded to cassette and restored for the band's debut release.

Leaney, Aaron & Chris Dadge: Continuity
Leaney, Aaron & Chris Dadge:
Continuity

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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The Leaney-Dadge duo has been working together since 2006; this release is taken from a series of weekly sessions in Mount Pleasant, Calgary, using extended instrumentation including trumpet, percussion, zither, recorder, and piano.

Midnighties: With Monty
Midnighties:
With Monty

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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The Vancouver duo of Cody Oliver and Chris Dadge is joined by multi-instrumentalist Scott Munro (Bend Spoon Duo) for a mix of acoustic and electronic improvisation to create unusual and interesting sonic environments and improvised discourse.

Grdina, Gordon / Mat Maneri / Christian Lillinger: Live at the Armoury
Grdina, Gordon / Mat Maneri / Christian Lillinger:
Live at the Armoury

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The premiere encounter of the uniquely orchestrated trio of two legendary string improvisers--Gordon Grdina on guitar & oud, and Mat Maneri on viola--with drummer Christian Lillinger (New Old Luten, Punkt vs. Plastik, EUPHORIUM_freakestra) recording in the studio in Vancouver, BC for three impressive, innately lyrical, dexterous and magnificent conversations.

Bent Spoon Duo, The: out there in the sea
Bent Spoon Duo, The:
out there in the sea

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Bug Incision's Bent Spoon Duo, in a release as part of the Micro Editions Series, in a performance of Chris Dadge and Scott Munro live in Vancouver, Feb 2008.

Clement, Joda / Tim Olive / Mathieu Ruhlmann: Eidolon
Clement, Joda / Tim Olive / Mathieu Ruhlmann:
Eidolon

(845 Audio -- Japan )


Price: $10.95    




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During his 2018-19 Canadian tours, Tim Olive joined Vancouver residents Joda ClŽment and Mathieu Ruhlmann for two trio performances, after which they went into the studio to record these four detailed improvisations using synthesizer, harmonium, glockenspiel, field recordings, feedback, magnetic pickups, preamps, octave generators, ukelin, cymbal, tapes, and objects.

Cora, Tom: Live At The Western Front
Cora, Tom:
Live At The Western Front

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


Price: $19.95    




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Few musicians better represent the Downtown NY scene's early years than late cellist Tom Cora, a key player who performed and recorded with John Zorn, Fred Frith, Polly Bradfield, Samm Bennett, &c, &c, bridging and blurring the lines between jazz, improv, rock, and compositional music, heard here in an exuberant and masterful solo set live at Vancouver's The Western Front in 1986.

Dadge, Chris / Rachael Wadham: 100 Silk Buttons from the Room Upstairs
Dadge, Chris / Rachael Wadham:
100 Silk Buttons from the Room Upstairs

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Chris Dadge & Rachael Wadham, who toured in 2007 in support of Peter Evans, play piano and percussion augmented with found objects, violin, percussion and junk.

Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser): Golden State II
Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser):
Golden State II

(Songlines -- USA )


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Live recordings at the 2014 Vancouver International Jazz Festival from drummer Harris Eisenstadt's excellent and lyrical Golden State chamber jazz ensemble, here as a quartet with Michael Moore on clarinet, Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, and Mark Dresser on bass.

Grdina's, Gordon The Marrow (w/ Helias / Roberts / Zubot / Honari): Safar-E-Daroon
Grdina's, Gordon The Marrow (w/ Helias / Roberts / Zubot / Honari):
Safar-E-Daroon

(Songlines -- Canada )


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Oud player Gordon Grdina's Vancouver/NY project adapting Arabic and Persian forms to a modern jazz approach, in their 2nd release, a wonderfully rich and lyrical album infused with Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms, performed with his excellent The Marrow quintet Joshua Zubot on violin, Hank Roberts on cello, Mark Helias on bass, and Hamin Honari on tombak, daf & frame drum.

Hard Rubber Orchestra: Cruel Yet Fair
Hard Rubber Orchestra:
Cruel Yet Fair

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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"The Hard Rubber Orchestra is a funkier incarnation of the NOW Orchestra. Led by trumpeter John Korsrud, it uses a similar pool of Vancouver musicians, although the instrumentation here focuses on brass and a rhythm section. Cruel Yet Fa...

Houle, Francois : Au Coeur du Litige [2 CDs]
Houle, Francois :
Au Coeur du Litige [2 CDs]

(Spool -- Canada )


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Inspired by the ice storm that ravaged large parts of Quebec and Ontario, "Au Coeur du Litige" is a radiophonic work consisting at its core of a series of solo clarinet improvisations.

Leandre, Joelle: No Comment
Leandre, Joelle:
No Comment

(Fou Records -- France )


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Two exemplary solo sets from the truly distinctive and commanding French double bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandres recorded at Vancouver Jazz Festival, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada, in June 1995 and at The Ibleo Jazz Festival in Ragusa, Italy in October, 1994.

Lee, Peggy  Band: New Code
Lee, Peggy Band:
New Code

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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The 4th release by The Peggy Lee Band and the 1st with the band expanded from a sextet to an octet, with 3 horns and 2 guitars blending beautifully for a warm, full sound.

Martin, Haynes and Driver: Freedman at Western Front
Martin, Haynes and Driver:
Freedman at Western Front

(Barnyard -- Canada )


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"Crude Jazz" from the Toronto trio of Jean Haynes on ukulele, Jean Martinon suitcase, and Ryan Driver on street-sweeper bristle bass, lovely bare-bones jazz using makeshift instruments, captured live in Vancouver.

Phillips, Barre: Thirty Years In Between [2 CDs]
Phillips, Barre:
Thirty Years In Between [2 CDs]

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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The title to be taken literally, these two solo concerts recorded in Canada by French-based US bassist Barre Phillips, the first recorded at Vancouver Western Front in 1989, the 2nd from the 35th International Festival Music Festival of Victoriaville in 2019, both exemplary concerts showing his masterful skills and ability to captivate then and now.

Schoenbeck, Sara: Sara Schoenbeck
Schoenbeck, Sara:
Sara Schoenbeck

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


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A document of bassoonist Sara Shoenbeck's collaborations recorded between 2019-2021 in recording studios across North America, showing the inspired curiosity she brings to improvisation through a diverse set of duos performed with Harris Eisenstadt, Nicole Mitchell, Nels Cline, Roscoe Mitchell, Matt Mitchell, Mark Dresser, Wayne Horvitz, Peggy Lee and Robin Holcomb.

Udu Calls Trio feat. William Parker: The Vancouver Tapes
Udu Calls Trio feat. William Parker:
The Vancouver Tapes

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


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A live recording from 1999 in Vancouver, two extended improvisations from drummer Tiziano Tononi's UDU Calls Trio featuring William Parker on double bass; Tiziano Tononi on drums, congas, gong, bells & whistles; Daniele Cavallanti on saxophone, Ney flute and bells.

Ullen, Lisa / Torsten Muller: Into The Staring Town
Ullen, Lisa / Torsten Muller:
Into The Staring Town

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Recording at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2014, the duo of Swedish pianist Lisa Ullen and German double bassist Torsten Muller perform two extended improvisations focused on music and sound, using extended techniques and unusual approaches to their instruments in service to the spontaneous flow of ideas between them, never excessive, always captivating.

Wilson, Tony: Horse's Dream
Wilson, Tony:
Horse's Dream

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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Vancouver guitarist Tony Wilson in his 1st solo release recorded in an island cabin, showing his influences from Leadbelly, Fahey, Coltrane, and Ribot.

Lee, Peggy Band: A Giviwayng Way
Lee, Peggy Band:
A Giviwayng Way

(Songlines -- Canada )


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Rich in lyrical playing and creative freedom, Vancouver cellist Peggy Lee's 6th album expands on her goal to explore different strategies for improvisation within composition, featuring the unique voices of her ensemble including Brad Turner (trumpet), Jon Bentley (sax), Jeremy Berkman (trombone), Ron Samworth & Tony Wilson (guitars), Andre Lachance (bass) and Dylan van der Schyff (drums).

Bennink / Evan Parker, Han: The Grass Is Greener
Bennink / Evan Parker, Han:
The Grass Is Greener

(psi -- Great Britain )


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Dutch percussionist Han Bennink meets tenor saxophonist Evan Parker for their first duo release recorded in the studio in Gateway Studios, London, 2000.

 

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