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Joelle Leandre:
Zurich Concert (Intakt)

A tour-de-force solo concert from the masterful improvising French double bassist Joëlle Léandre, performing at Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich in 2022, mostly performed through an astounding bowing exposition, accompanied at times by her worldless vocal improvising, the five parts of this concert evoking passion, power, and a lifetime of profound expression. ... Click to View


Joel Futterman / Chad Fowler / Steve Hirsh:
Ebb & Flow [2CDs] (Mahakala Music)

Continuing the connections from prior Mahakala Music albums Warp & Weft, (Futterman/Hirsch) and Two Five None (Fowler/Hirsch) this album brings the three together as a dynamic trio recording the two-part "Ebb & Flow", a spectacular convergence that, true to the title, shows tremendous momentum and moments of great introspection, an incredible collective free encounter! ... Click to View


Eva Novoa:
Novoa / Kamaguchi / Cleaver Trio - Vol. 1 (577 Records)

Spanish pianist based in NYC Eva Novoa has since 2017 led this international but definitely NY-oriented piano trio of Japanese bassist based in NY Masa Kamaguchi and drummer Gerald Cleaver, here in her first album on 577, her sixth as a leader, presenting eight Novoa compositions of restlessly probing, dynamically interactive and inherently melodic free improvisation. ... Click to View


Interstellar Nao (Rick Countryman / Gabriel Lauber / Itzam Cano):
Live at No Somos Nada (FMR)

Referencing the Spanish galleons that sailed the Pacific Ocean between Acapulco in Mexico and Manila in the Philippine Islands, this meeting in Mexico city brings Philippine-based saxophonist Rick countryman together with Swiss drummer living in Mexico City Gabriel Lauber and Lauber's collaborator in the group Zero Point, Mexico City native double bass player Itzam Canois. ... Click to View


Lopez Trio (Brandon Lopez / Steve Baczkowski / Gerald Cleaver):
Matanzas (Relative Pitch)

"Matanzas" translates to "Killings", an apt description of this fiercely dark and propulsive free improv album from the NY trio led by bassist Brandon Lopez with saxophonist Steve Baczkowski and drummer/percussionist Gerald Cleaver, drawing unexpected and often malevolent sound from their instruments, particularly on the extended "Dithyramb, Sodomy, Salt". ... Click to View


Ouat (Simon Sieger / Joel Grip / Michael Griener):
The Strange Adventures of Jesper Klint [VINYL 2 LPs] (Umlaut Records)

Focusing on the compositions of Swedish pianist Per Henrik Wallin, the energetic piano trio of Simon Sieger on piano, Joel Grip on double bass and Michael Griener on drums puts new life into Wallin's 1998 trio album Coyote with the intention of putting Wallin's music in front of a new audience while clearly reveling in his compositions amid their own impressive mastery. ... Click to View


Malcolm Goldstein / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Missa Amissa [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] (Notice Recordings)

Bringing to ears a 2003 encounter in Chicago, IL between legendary violin improviser, conceptualist and writer Malcolm Goldstein and exploratory cello improviser Fred Lonberg-Holm, through two extended dialogs weaving their strings around each other and finding unusual intersections and unions, from rapid action to introspective beauty; unsettling and inspired. ... Click to View


Damon Smith / Louis Wall / NNN Cook / Michael William / Fred Tompkins:
Fire Point [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] (Notice Recordings)

A dark album of sound art from the quintet of mostly St. Louis improvisers--Damon Smith, Louis Wall, NNN Cook, Michael Williams and noted flutist Fred Tompkins on two tracks--starting through shrouded percussion and unidentifiable sources, the group's sessions are edited into a cohesive album that takes its listeners on a unique journey of electronic and acoustic interaction. ... Click to View


Max Johnson :
When the Streets Were Quiet (New Focus Recordings)

Better known for his bass work with his own free jazz trio and quartet, or as a sideman for Simon Nabatov, Chris Pitsiokis, &c. this album reveals another facet to the musician, presenting a chamber music album of strings, reeds and piano, where his role as composer and conductor brings life to works with references to Messiaen & Kafka. ... Click to View


Leap of Faith:
Undulations in the Spatial Field (Evil Clown)

The core duet of the Boston-based free improvising ensemble Leap of Faith Orchestra (LOFO) of David Peck on reeds, winds & an amazing collection of percussive instruments and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice are joined by keyboardist Eric Woods for an extended exploration adding unusual electronics to their typically acoustic sets for unexpected and remarkable sonic journeys. ... Click to View


Dave Soldier / William Hooker:
Lewitt Etudes (Mahakala Music)

Inspired by the graphic wall drawings of American artist and sculptor Sol Lewitt, designed as graphic scores for flexibility in improvisation, violinist Dave Soldier and drummer William Hooker assembled this impressive ensemble to present 9 etudes, performed with Rebecca Cherry, Kirk Knuffke, Ayumi Ishito, Hans Tammen, Alex Greene, Luke Stewart, and Ken Filiano. ... Click to View


Philipp Wachsmann / Trevor Taylor:
Two (FMR)

Eight studio compositions recorded in Kingston, London in 2022 between FMR label-leader Trevor Taylor on percussion and electronics, and violinist Philipp Wachsmann, also processing his sound through electronics, the two finding common ground and great compatibility in reserved pacing that seemingly allows each note and gesture to express itself fully. ... Click to View


Thanos Chrysakis :
Manifold Vista (Auf Abwegen)

Aural Terrains label-leader, composer and sound artist Thanos Chrysakis presents six new pieces merging electronic composition with field recordings and other electro-acoustic sources, in five rich and beautifully paced works of a diverse nature, evolving a consistent sound world where each piece draws the listener into the composer's detailed and engaging concepts. ... Click to View


Kasper Agnas:
Grain Live (FRIM Records)

Three live guitar improvisations from Swedish guitarist Kasper Agnas performing at Stockholm's New Music and Intermedia Art venue Fylkingen, each piece uniquely approached, starting with a lap guitar dulcimer-like approach of rapid rhythmic attacks, to a warm sound world using mallets on the guitar neck, and finally a work of decaying chords that evolve in complexity, strength and skew. ... Click to View


Philip Samartzis :
Atmospheres And Disturbances [CD + BOOK] (Room40)

A work of scientific sound from Australian sound artist Philip Samartzis, creating compositions based on field work from the High-Altitude Research Station at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, over four weeks deploying various recording devices and microphones in and around the station to capture anthropogenic & geophysical forces, allowing listeners to experience the ecology under stress. ... Click to View


Brian Eno Performed by Dedalus Ensemble :
Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [2 CDs] (Sub Rosa)

The French Dedalus Ensemble render three works from the ground-breaking ambient work of Brian Eno--Discreet Music (1975), Music for Airports (1978), and Thursday Afternoon (1985)--performed as an 11-piece acoustic ensemble and remaining faithful to the introspectively intelligent intention and peaceful elegance of Eno's original electronic works. ... Click to View


Brian Eno Performed by Dedalus Ensemble :
Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [2 LPs] (Sub Rosa)

The French Dedalus Ensemble render three works from the ground-breaking ambient work of Brian Eno--Discreet Music (1975), Music for Airports (1978), and Thursday Afternoon (1985)--performed as an 11-piece acoustic ensemble and remaining faithful to the introspectively intelligent intention and peaceful elegance of Eno's original electronic works. ... Click to View


Julius Eastman:
Two Extended Pieces For Four Pianos [VINYL 2 LPs] (Sub Rosa)

Four European pianists--Nicolas Horvath, Melaine Dalibert, Stephane Ginsburgh, Wilhem Latchoumia--perform New York legendary and radical avant composer Julius Eastman's powerful works for four pianists: the provocatively titled "Crazy Nigger" and "Evil Nigger", reflecting the biased culture he faced, written around 1980 using his organic principle of composition. ... Click to View


Don Cherry / Dollar Brand:
Musikforum Schloss, Viktring, Austria - July 20, 1972 [VINYL 2 LPs] (WHP)

An exemplary concert of free jazz with world influences, from a quartet drawn from diverse parts of the world--trumpeter Don Cherry from New York, Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) from South Africa, double bassist Johnny Dyani, also from South Africa, and Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos--in four side-long improvisations recorded in Austria in 1972. ... Click to View


Mike Pride:
I Hate Work (Rarenoise Records)

A warmly lyrical, mostly instrumental album of modern jazz that surprisingly takes it's title from legendary punk band MDC, and its songs from their 1982 debut album Millions of Dead Cops, led by NY drummer Mike Pride and performed with Jamie Saft (keys), Brad Jones (bass), Mick Bar (guitars) and on a few songs, vocalists JG Thirlwell (Foetus), Sam Mickens (The Dead Science) and Dave Dictor from MDC itself. ... Click to View


Ornette Coleman :
Ornette At 12, Crisis & Man On The Moon, Revisited (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing and remastering two Impulse! albums from saxophonist Ornette Coleman: 1969's Ornette At 12 with Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and his then 12-year-old son Denardo on drums; 1972's Crisis adding Don Cherry on trumpet; and a lesser-known 1969 EP, Man On The Moon, with electronics from Dr. Emmanuel Ghent and Ed Blackwell on drums. ... Click to View


Eric Dolphy:
Outward Bound To Out To Lunch Revisited (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Arriving in NY in 1959, saxophonist, flute & bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy joined some of the finest avant jazz players, releasing his 1st album as a leader in 1960--Outward Bound--with Freddie Hubbard, Jaki Byard, George Tucker & Roy Haynes; subsequently tagged as an anti-jazz musician, it would be 4 years before his masterwork Out To Lunch would be released, both albums here reissued & remastered. ... Click to View


Ivo Perelman / Ray Anderson / Joe Morris / Reggie Nicholson:
Molten Gold [2 CDs] (Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Recording with legendary jazz musicians, trombonist Ray Anderson, drummer Reggie Nicholson and double bassist Joe Morris, tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's quartet album brings the depth of experience and Ivo Perelman's unstoppable creative drive to these four extended and masterful improvisations, impeccably captured at Brooklyn's ParkWest Studio by Jim Clouse. ... Click to View


Szilard Mezei / Zoltan Csanyi / Vasco Trilla:
Look Into My Eyes, I'm Watching You [2 CDs] (Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Four recordings of chamber-oriented improvisation by Serbian violinist Szilárd Mezei in a trio with bassist Zoltán Csányi, a frequent collaborator of Mezei, and Catalonian percussionist Vasco Trilla, performing in 2021 at KC Lab in Novi Sad, at RCA Magyarkanizsa in Serbia, at Samo Pivo in Subotica, Serbia and at Korzó Zeneház in Szeged, Hungary. ... Click to View


Fowler / Perelman / Shipp / W. Parker / Hirsh:
Alien Skin (Mahakala Music)

A confluence of saxophones (and stritch, saxello and flute) from the sextet of Chad Fowler on stritch & saxello, Zoh Amba on tenor sax & flute, Ivo Perelman on tenor saxophone, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass and Steve Hirsh on drums, recording in the superb Park West Studios in a collective set under the influence of the 2021 Vision Festival. ... Click to View


Vertical Squirrels (Daniel Fischlin / Ajay Heble / Lewis Melville / Ted Warren / Dong-Won Kim / Gary Diggins):
Le gouffre / The Chasm: Live from Silence, Guelph (Ontario) (Ambiances Magnetiques)

An exceptional album of widely-embracing collective improvisation recorded during Vertical Squirrel's 2019-20 residency at Silence as part of the You Are I Am series, the core quartet of Daniel Fischlin on guitars, monotron, flute & percussion, Ajay Heble on piano, Lewis Melville on bass & percussion and Ted Warren on drums & percussion are joined by cornetist and world instrumentalist Gary Diggins and vocalist & percussionist Dong-Won Kim. ... Click to View


Killick Hinds / Francesca Remigi:
Empowered Kind (Habitable & H(i)nds(i)ght Records)

The duo of guitarist Killick Hinds on stringed instruments, bells & electronics, and Italian/NY drummer Francesca Remigi on acoustic & electronic drums, percussion, and credited with Delene Porter for performing on "symbiote"; an "eclectic, ecstatic and exploratory duo strives for sonic research and for breaking the barriers of the conventional process of music making." ... Click to View


Andrew Dewar Raffo / John Hughes / Chad Popple:
Reflejos IV-VII (Waveform Alphabet)

A student of Steve Lacy & Anthony Braxton and active from NYC to the San Francisco Bay Area, soprano saxophonist Andrew Raffo Dewar is heard in these studio recordings with bassist John Hughes and drummer/vibraphonist Chad Popple, a follow-up to the 2018 trio album Reflejos on pfMENTUM, presenting a series of compositions based on reflection/refraction-based compositional forms. ... Click to View


Surplus 1980 + G.W. Sok:
Kremlin Gremlin [VINYL 7''] (Dephine Knormal Musik)

Reminiscent of the packaging of early releases from The Ex, the vocalist from that band--G.W. Sok--provides the words for the first tracks on this 7" from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum drummer/composer Moe! Staino's long-running band, a brutal wordplay stab at Russian president Putin for his invasion of Ukraine; plus a dub remix of a song on the upcoming full-length Surplus 1980 album. ... Click to View


Autorhythm:
Synapse / Oxytocin [7'' Vinyl w/ Download] (thanatosis produktion)

The first single from Swedish electronic composer Joakim Forsgren's Autorhythm's project Songs For The Nervous System, two soundscapes in the ambient realm, Forsgren using vintage synths and no computers to create these tracks, described as "pop music for a dysfunctional but beautiful parallel world". ... Click to View

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Nichunimu (Vergara / Carrasco / Mardones)
Un Cacho de Metal, Un Resto de Vaiven [VINYL]
(577 Records)

Experimental improvisation that moves in and out of jazz territory from the Chilean trio of Benjamin Vergara on trumpet, Nicolas Carrasco on synthesizer and Matias Mardones on percussion, recording in the studio the day after their performance at the 2019 Relincha Festival in Ciudad de Valdivia, focusing on patterns of circularity and repetition to inform their playing.


Zoh Amba / William Parker / Francisco Mela
O Life, O Light Vol. 1 [VINYL]
(577 Records)

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.


Gerald Cleaver / Brandon Lopez / Hprizm
In The Wilderness [VINYL]
(Positive Elevation / 577 Records)

Drawn from an experimental improv performance by drummer Gerald Cleaver and bassist Brandon Lopez at 577 Records' 2019 Forward Festival, electronic artist and producer Hprizm of the Antipop Consortium took those recording to reconstruct twelve works of illusory and often surreal music, from active beat-based electronica to hazy dreamlike ambience.


Satoko Fujii / Otomo Yoshihide
Perpetual Motion
(Ayler)

Expanding their instruments into sonic sculpture, this first meeting between acclaimed Japanese improvisers Satoko Fujii, performing inside and out of the piano, and electric guitarist Otomo Yoshihide, demonstrates their incredible compatibly as heard in these live recordings at Tokyo's Pit Inn, part of an annual festival organized by Fujii & trumpeter Natsuki Tamura.


Ornette Coleman
Ornette At 12, Crisis & Man On The Moon, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing and remastering two Impulse! albums from saxophonist Ornette Coleman: 1969's Ornette At 12 with Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and his then 12-year-old son Denardo on drums; 1972's Crisis adding Don Cherry on trumpet; and a lesser-known 1969 EP, Man On The Moon, with electronics from Dr. Emmanuel Ghent and Ed Blackwell on drums.


Miles Davis w/ Tadd Dameron
Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Between his work with Charlie Parker and before his own personal success, trumpeter Miles Davis joined the influential ensemble of pianist, composer and arranger Tadd Dameron, heard in six large ensemble pieces at New York's Royal Roost in 1949, and then in a quintet at the Paris Festival International De Jazz the same year, in both hearing a unique and confident facet to Miles' playing.


Eric Dolphy
Outward Bound To Out To Lunch Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Arriving in NY in 1959, saxophonist, flute & bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy joined some of the finest avant jazz players, releasing his 1st album as a leader in 1960--Outward Bound--with Freddie Hubbard, Jaki Byard, George Tucker & Roy Haynes; subsequently tagged as an anti-jazz musician, it would be 4 years before his masterwork Out To Lunch would be released, both albums here reissued & remastered.


Zoh Amba (w/ Micha Thomas / Tyshawn Sorey / Matt Hollenberg)
Bhakti
(Mahakala Music)

Signifying a devotional worship, Bhakti is tenor saxophonist Zoe Amba's expression of heart-felt commitment to the music of free jazz that changed her life at a young age, heard in three energetically passionate improvisations performed with the exceptional quartet of New York improvisers, Micah Thomas on piano, Tyshawn Sorey on drums and Matt Hollenberg on guitar.


Quatuor Bozzini
Eliane Radigue : Occam Delta XV
(Collection QB)

Translating her concepts from the electronic realm into acoustic, composer Eliane Radigue used an oral compositional process with the Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini, for whom this work is dedicated, allowing each performance a uniqueness through sustained tones, microbeats and emerging harmonies, creating a profoundly meditative and rich work.


Large Unit (Paal Nilssen-Love)
New Map
(PNL)

One of a pair of albums--New Map and Clusterfuck--recorded in the studio in Oslo, Norway by percussionist and composer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit, a 15-piece, incredibly flexible and open-minded ensemble, here performing a work where the improvisers are provided with a series of open-form "cells"--concrete ideas, notes and directions--to which they must respond.


Large Unit (Paal Nilssen-Love)
Clusterfuck
(PNL)

One of a pair of albums--New Map and Clusterfuck--recorded in the studio in Oslo, Norway by percussionist and composer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit, a 15-piece, incredibly flexible and open-minded ensemble, here improvising over a work of graphic notation where the composed structures are balanced with blocks of improvisation, allowing for quick dynamic shifts in direction.


Izumi Kimura / Artur Majewski / Barry Guy / Ramon Lopez
Kind Of Shadow
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Complementing their 2022 release Kind Of Light, recorded the same day at Agnieszka Osiecka Polish Radio Concert Hall in Warsaw in 2021 after their performance at the Ad Libitum Festival, the quartet of Izumi Kimura on piano, Artur Majewski on trumpet & electronics, Barry Guy on bass and Ramon Lopez on drums & percussion release this magnificent 11-part improvisation.


Biliana Voutchkova / Sarah Davachi
Slow Poem for Stiebler
(Another Timbre)

An extended piece jointly developed by US West Coast composers Sarah Davachi & Biliana Voutchkova, who perform on reed organ and violin & voice respectively, taking short moments and gestures from Ernstalbrecht Stiebler's composition Für Biliana and expanding them into a longform duo of beautifully fragile, slowly circling harmonic suspensions.


Anthony Braxton
Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs]
(New Braxton House)

Newly Distributed in 2021: Composer and jazz master Anthony Braxton performing on piano in a septet with saxophonists Jackson Moore and Andre Vida, bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Mike Szekely, exploring the compositions of Lennie Tristano plus peers Billy Bauer, Connie Crothers, Warne Marsh, Sal Mosca, &c.


Coultrain
Mundus [VINYL]
(Positive Elevations)

West Coast songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Coultrain, aka Aaron Michael Frison or Seymour Liberty, in a sequel to his Phantasmagoria album, a soulful, introspective and lyrical collection of songs based around a sequence of images reminiscent of a dream, capturing the hazy state of mind that drove the process behind this album, as well as its dreamy effect.


Masahiko Togashi / Don Cherry / Charlie Haden
Song of Soil
(WeWantSounds)

A remastered edition of percussionist Masahiko Togashi's 1979 trio album with trumpeter Don Cherry and bassist Charlie Haden, bridging free jazz with Eastern influences in both dynamic and introspective playing, released with the original artwork plus an 8-page booklet of new photographs, liner notes in English & French and a biography of Togashi by Paul Bowler.


Joel Futterman / William Parker / Chad Fowler / Steve Hirsh
The Deep
(Mahakala Music)

Sounding as though they'd played together for decades, this 1st meeting between pianist Joel Futterman, bassist William Parker, saxophonist Chad Fowler and drummer Steve Hirsh is a single 52-minute free jazz exposition as the four immediately fall into an invigorating conversation that continues through diverse moods from pinnacles of activity to reflective tone worlds; masterful!


Susie Ibarra Trio
Radiance
(Hopscotch Records)

Drummer Ibarra's trio with Cooper-Moore and violinist Charles Burnham blur boundaries in a band of great versatility, taste and collective musicianship.


Henry Cow
Glastonbury, Chaumont, Bilbao And The Lions Of Desire
(ReR Megacorp)

Expanding on the history of Henry Cow in new recordings discovered after the 19-CD Cow Redux box, including: a well-recorded concert at the the first Glastonbury Fayre in 1972, the earliest recordings of the quartet of Martin Ditcham, Fred Frith, John Greaves and Tim Hodgkinson; a 1978 grouping with Phil Minton; unrecorded compositions from 1977 in Bilbao; and a 1976 Chaumont Concert.


Dave Liebman (w/ Peter Evans / Leo Genovese / John Hebert / Tyshawn Sorey)
Lost In Time, Live At Smalls
(Cellar Live)

Part of the SmallsLIVE Living Masters series, masterful saxophonist Dave Liebman leads the stellar quintet of Peter Evans on trumpet, Leo Genovese on piano, John Hebert on bass & Tyshawn Sorey on drums through three Liebman compositions titled for their ordinal position, relaunching a highly focused Liebman post-pandemic with this stunning live concert at Smalls Jazz Club.


Ivo Perelman / Ray Anderson / Joe Morris / Reggie Nicholson
Molten Gold [2 CDs]
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Recording with legendary jazz musicians, trombonist Ray Anderson, drummer Reggie Nicholson and double bassist Joe Morris, tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's quartet album brings the depth of experience and Ivo Perelman's unstoppable creative drive to these four extended and masterful improvisations, impeccably captured at Brooklyn's ParkWest Studio by Jim Clouse.


Albert Ayler
La Cave Live, Cleveland 1966 Revisited [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

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.".


Zoh Amba / William Parker / Francisco Mela
O Life, O Light Vol. 1
(577 Records)

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.


Francisco Mela / Zoh Amba
Causa y Efecto Vol. 1 [VINYL]
(577 Records)

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.


Miles Okazaki (w/ Mitchell / Tidd / Rickman)
Thisness
(Pi Recordings)

Trickster, the stellar quartet of New York guitarist Miles Okazaki with Matt Mitchell on piano, Fender Rhodes & synth, Anthony Tidd on electric bass and Sean Rickman on drums, in a sequel to The Sky Below, blending acoustic and electric jazz in four captivating compositions that Okazaki describes as striving towards something like collective dreaming.



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• "Absolutely superb! With a name like Squidco, you know it has to be good! Thank you!"-J.B.B., September 28, 2022

• "Great service! Squidco was both fast and professional, and product was absolutely pristine."-R.A., September 19, 2022

• "All great as usual--very dependable safe shipping-been a customer for years and years!"-E.Z., September 16, 2022

• "This deal was great! I got this record super-fast in fantastic packaging. A+++"-R.O., August 30, 2022

• "One of the greatest companies out there- I've been buying from the for many years -always top-notch!"-E.Z., August 28, 2022

• "Hello. Records had arrived safe and sound at my address. It's a pleasure to deal with you. "-T.O., August 27, 2022

• "Item in great shape, great communication with this vendor, and crazy quick shipping to boot. Highly recommended, happy squid customer here. Thanks much!!"-M.S., July 25, 2022

• "Prompt shipping, well packed and items as described. Great selection of music available. Thank you!"-S.M., June 8, 2022

• "Fast and safe shipping, amazing selection of free music."-R.B., June 5, 2022

• "Prompt and professional transaction with excellent handling and packaging. Thank you."-J.C., May 25, 2022

• "Ideal. And Squidco knows that Digipaks need to be shipped with care for their digital customers, just like vinyl."-D.B., May 1, 2022

• "Great customer service! Items were all nicely packaged and arrived quickly. So good to work with a courteous and professional seller. "-S.O., April 13, 2022

• "Lightning fast transaction and reasonable price on an item I've wanted for awhile."-E.H., March 28, 2022

• "Excellents produits, envoie rapide. Merci."-P.D., March 21, 2022

• "Excellent packaging with an immediate response and shipping. Very professional service."-D.K., March 3, 2022

• "Straight Business! Packed tight and shipped right!"-C.B., February 25, 2022

• "Superb as always!! The Disneyland for for cutting edge music!! 25 stars every time!!"-R.H., February 18, 2022

• "And although I've said it before, thanks for keeping the sounds and unusual music alive!"-E.H., January 27, 2022

• "I just want to follow up and commend your team for your excellent service and order fulfillment. I was very impressed with the speed at which I received the shipping confirmation, how it was packaged on arrival, and of course, the selection you offer."-K.N., January 4, 2022

• "Perfect packing, immediate shipping (like, minutes after payment) and super professional communication. What else can you ask for?!"-K.M.L., January 3, 2022

• "EXCELLENT seller! Arrived quickly and safely packed. just as described. Thanks!!!"-T.M., January 1, 2022

• "A message from the south west of France to let you know I got my cds yesterday. It took 21 days and the records are excellent as usual. I would like to thank you again for the opportunity to make this music with such diversity and excellence available. As you may know 90 per cent of the records you sell cannot be found anywhere in France."-M.K., December 17, 2021

• "Fast service. CD arrived in perfect condition. Thank you for being a great source for this hard-to-find music!"-M.K., November 5, 2021

• "All went well, great communication, prompt shipping , packed perfectly. CDís arrived as described. Highly Recommended!!!!"-A.C., November 4, 2021

• "Order received today. Thank you for smart service."-L.G., October 18, 2021

• " If in doubt, SquidCo have you covered. Always a reliable seller. Been buying from them since they started in the early 00s."-R.B., October 4, 2021

• "#1 in the experimental and improvised with 5 star service"-E.B.S., September 18, 2021

• "I just love Squidco! Always quick to ship and carefully packed."-S.S., September 3, 2021

• "Thanks for a very positive transaction and quick delivery. Of course I love purchasing from Squidco."-N.K., September 2, 2021

• "Easy transaction, fabulous customer service."-D.S., August 16, 2021

• "Item came today and everything looks great - outstanding packaging!"-W.L., August 2, 2021

• "Absolutely flawless, rapid, careful service by this seller! Five stars."-A.L., July 8, 2021

• "This is the exactly mint condition as Squidco said. It was really faithfully packaged. I'm happy I could get this hard to find excellent music cd at reasonable price."-H.H., June 30, 2021

• "All excellent: packaging, delivery and description of item."-N.B., June 14, 2021

• "I am prepared to say that Squidco is the BEST online vendor for music cd's etc that I have ever used. The excellence of their service is astounding."-B.R., May 21, 2021

• "Super fast shipment, article arrived in superb shape. Immaculately packed! Very kind communication w/seller. Everything adds to the following conclusion: PERFECT!"-H.B., April 20, 2021

• "Very grateful to you for the album and wonderful service you provide. Professional from start to finish, greatly appreciated. Buyers, support in full confidence."-N.J., April 17, 2021

• "Excellent seller. lightning fast. great shipping packaging."-M.B., April 13, 2021

• "Item in perfect condition, extremely fast shipping and packed with care. Buy with absolute confidence!"-M.B., March 31, 2021

• "Thanks again for your patience in dealing with my issue and for continuing to provide first-class online access to rewarding recordings."-G.H., March 24, 2021

• "Squidco is easily one of my favorite sellers. If the music they sell is what you're interested in, they provide excellent service."-J.G., February 22, 2021

• "The item arrived significantly early and was well packed for shipment. Squidco is becoming one of my favorite vendors for their selection and care in packaging. Thanks!"-R.D.L., February 17, 2021

• "Todo muy muy bien excelente vendedor muchas gracias por todo. Saludos"-E.B., January 14, 2021

• "Quick response, great communication & super-fast shipping. I'm a repeat customer because of their excellent service."-T.F., January 11, 2021

• "Great service. Everything is perfect and great courtesy. Excellent seller highly recommended. Happy new year. Thanks"-M.N., January 7, 2021

• "Sick tape, awesome seller, quick shipping!! A+"-W.G., January 2, 2021

• "It arrived today safely and intact. I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to this creative work of art already today. Squidco are excellent at sourcing the kind of avant- garde music I love. I shall definitely order from them in future."-N.H., December 9, 2020

• "Thank you for your fantastic service. One of the few uplifting things this year, and it makes a difference. Noticed and very much appreciated. Peace."-J.P., November 14, 2020

• "Great Seller! Quick delivery, well-packaged CD, and great price! Very Highly Recommended! Thank You!"-P.F., October 24, 2020

• "Helpful, personable communication. Answered all of my questions with kindness. Well shipped, product as expected. Thank you!"-C.B., October 7, 2020

• "I received my order today - from North Carolina all the way to Oregon. I wanted to say: thank you! The ezz-thetics titles arrived in two layers of bubble wrap - very kind of you. I'll be ordering more titles from this label (when they're released) from you."-J.C., October 3, 2020

• "USA to Europe expensive? No, Squidco makes it possible, thanks a lot!"-N.R., September 30, 2020



• "As always, excellent service from this vendor. Fast response and quick shipment. Safe, secure packaging. Item in described condition."-J.H., September 21, 2020



• "I received the package a few days ago. I noted it was packed with love and I appreciate the service."-S.W., September 18, 2020



• "LPs arrived quickly, well packed for transit, and in their listed conditions (new). Wonderful selection and editorial descriptions. Thanks for the music!"-M.M., September 5, 2020



• "Arrived in the mail today. Incredibly fast shipping. Great packaging. Thank you."-J.M., August 14, 2020



• "You guys are a pleasure to do business with!"-R.S., August 10, 2020



• "Awesome seller! If you love jazz, you've got to check these guys out!"-J.S., August 6, 2020



• "Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Buy with confidence from this trusted, reliable seller!"-R.D.S., July 26, 2020



• "Squidco are heroes, somehow they are still able to post great music all around the world, cheaply and quickly! "-S.O., July 19, 2020



• "Item shipped out quickly, arrived quickly. transaction was seamless and hassle free. Seller and album are highly recommended. Thank you."-M.L., July 9, 2020



• "Love this store - amazing selection and shipping!"-S.F., June 20, 2020



• "Thank you so much. This kind of service is great and, I have found, unusual."-C.I., June 19, 2020



• "Flawless transaction, prompt delvery, and book just as promised -- thanks!"-N.C., June 15, 2020



• "Fast shipping with Disc & Sleeve in excellent condition. A+ Seller. Highly recommend. Many thanks and cheers from Milwaukee! "-S.T., June 13, 2020



• "Vinyl record arrived promptly, properly packed and in Mint condition. Iím completely satisfied with my purchase. Thanks so much!"-S.E., June 11, 2020



• "Received item 3 days before estimated, wrapped up beautifully. Will definitely be searching for Squidco stuff in the future!"-L.L., June 8, 2020



• "Tutto perfetto! AAA+++"-S.L., May 28, 2020



• "Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Items arrived in pristine condition. Highly recommended seller!"-R.D.S., May 22, 2020



• "Keep up promoting the music, what you do is important."-Y.C., May 7, 2020



• "Both items sealed and in mint condition... lightening fast delivery... great seller"-J.L., May 2, 2020



• "Love your shop and the work you do making all this unique music available. I look forward to future orders."-S.W., April 28, 2020



• "Excellent experience. My shipment was delayed due to a glitch at USPS and Squidco was very helpful in resolving the issue. Thanks!"-J.O., April 23, 2020



• "Shipping faster than the speed of light, quality item as described. (Wow!) Trusted seller! Thanks, Linda."-L.B., March 29, 2020



• "Quality as good as stated. Professional handling of the order. Overall satisfied with the order and the delivery. Good"-M.P., March 27, 2020



• "Excellent service - I am a multiple repeat customer!"-T.F., March 23, 2020



• "Great box set, as described and with lightning fast shipping. The Squid delivers.....A+++++ seller. Many thanks!!!"-K.B., March 17, 2020



• "Quick, well packed, accurate descriptions."-K.V., March 13, 2020



• "Yeah, it was waiting on me when I got home yesterday. Y'all are quick. "-J.H., March 10, 2020



• "Excellent and superfast service!! Will buy from again!"-D.B., February 28, 2020



• "Shipped quickly from one of the best businesses on the web!"-P.S., February 14, 2020



• "Been listening to some fantastic music this weekend thanks to you!"-P.C., February 9, 2020



• "Perfect. Fast reply and handling of the order, fast dispatch, fast delivery, smooth transaction, CDs very well protected, sealed and in perfect condition. Very pleased with this recommended seller, thanks a lot"-G.V.B., January 26, 2020



• "Tip top seller! Keep coming back for more..."-J.N., January 10, 2020



• "awesome seller! fast shipping!! as described!!!!! BUYYYYYYYYYYY"-E.L., January 4, 2020



• "CD as described, carefully packaged, promptly mailed. Thanks!"-G.S., December 31, 2019



• "Fast service, item in perfect condition. I would definitely buy from them again! :)"-L.W., December 16, 2019



• "A very pleasant transaction, many thanks indeed!"-W.R., December 5, 2019



• "My sale arrived this morning. Thank you so much for how well it was packaged and for getting it to me in such a timely manner."-M.O., November 25, 2019



• "Excellent! Items arrived quickly and in perfect condition; THANKS!"-T.D., November 20, 2019



• "Quick delivery. packaged extremely well. great price. tks."-D.S., October 31, 2019



• "I really appreciate your commitment to offer overseas customers like me the opportunity to get such exquisite records at fair prices and otherwise unavailable. Listening to this contemporary jazz or free music is an ear-opener and always a delightful experience. What more can I say nothing compares to Squidco"-F.F., October 1, 2019



• "All good with the sale - prompt shipment and as described. so nice that there's a shop dedicated to this kind of music. very much appreciated!"-M.O., September 16, 2019



• "Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Buy with confidence from this reliable seller!"-R.E.D., September 5, 2019



• "Squidco is a top notch seller. Huge selection of avant-garde music +. Super quick shipping. Thanks."-G.B., August 22, 2019



• "Quick, efficient service. Product as described. Superb transaction."-G.B.J., August 8, 2019



• "Just wanted to say how stoked I was to discover your shop (virtually, at least). I'm a free improvisational guitar player and have been looking for a place to buy physical copies of a lot of the music that I currently have digitally. Needless to say, your store is one of the few single repositories around for free improv, creative music and new music."-R.M., August 6, 2019



• "Superb as always!! Buy with complete confidence!! My indispensable source!!"-R.H., Augusts 3, 2019



• "You guys are the best! The order arrived in 3 days and really had the Thurston Moore backorder. I truly didn’t think there would be any left."-P.F., July 23, 2019



• "A+++ seller. Fast, professional service. I am pleased with every aspect of this transaction and would buy from this seller again without hesitation."-D.L., July 5, 2019



• "Quick and safe shipping, excellent item, superb seller!"-N.B., June 20, 2019



• "All aspects of transaction handled efficiently and flawlessly, including effective packaging and useful communications. 100% satisfied with Squidco and Discogs performance!"-C.P., June 2, 2019



• "Excellent service. Fine packing. Excellent communication. top seller."-tt, May 23, 2019



• "Well packaged, prompt shipping and great communication; will gladly shop this seller again. Happy customer!"-D.M., May 8, 2019



• "Super sonic seller"-M.S., April 25, 2019



• "Mint item shipped quickly and professionally. Always reliable Squidco."-G.V., April 17, 2019



• "Fast flawless transaction, shipped with tracking"-D.K., April 12, 2019



• "Prompt & timely shipping. The cd is as-described in the listing. "-J.K., April 4, 2019



• "Just showed up today! 5 stars for squidco"-J.B., March 23, 2019



• "Super quick turnaround. Item arrived in perfect condition. Would definitely order again from them!"-J.S., March 22, 2019



• "Item delivered in mint condition, with original shrink wrap, well protected! Very fast and professional service! Squidco also has excellent selection and I fully intend to purchase more items from them. Very warmly recommended!"-A.B., February 6, 2019



• "Some of the best customer service ever - thank you so much!"-F.M., February 23, 2019



• "You do great work down there. Keep it up!"-J.W., February 22, 2019



• "Had hard time getting this cd from other sources but Squidco did me a solid. Fast service and in great condition. Thanx. "-G.F, February 6, 2019



• "Fast shipping. Excellent experience!"-A.M, February 1, 2019



• "The dankest tunes at the tastiest prices. This record was not easy to track down but they had it! Huzzah!"-E.F, January 8, 2019



• "CD received this morning ,well packed , in great condition .Thank you very much."-J.G, January 2, 2019



• "Fast, flawless transaction, well packaged, shipped quickly with tracking number, good communication"-D.K, November 23, 2018



• "I want to thank you for your excellent customer service. I love your musical business proposal, I think it is very important to value music from the art sound perspective."-F.V, November 15, 2018



• "Quick arrival and seller super helpful and responsive."-G., October 30, 2018



• "Thanks! All cassettes in mint condition and download codes working!"-J.P., October 20, 2018



• "Superb as always!! Buy with complete confidence!! Always a 25-star seller!!"-R.H., October 1, 2018



• "Fast flawless transaction, perfectly packaged, arrived in mint condition, good communication."-D.K., September 26, 2018



• "I prefer going through Sqidders (as y'all are affectionately known in my household) when I can!"-S.S., September 25, 2018



• "I have just received an unsubscribe notice, but I did not intentionally unsubscribe from your mailing list. Just wanted to let you know I still love you (and will place an order shortly)."-M.P.D., September 7, 2018



• "Exemplary service: CDs arrived very fast and in new/sealed condition. Highly recommend!"-J.G., August 20, 2018



• "25 Stars every time!! My Number 1 choice!!"-R.A.H., August 20, 2018



• "Prompt fulfillment, and nicely packaged, too. Now that I know about this more esoteric "record shop", shopping for tunes will be a joy."-B.J., August 14, 2018



• "Awesome place to shop! Shipped within the week domestically. Will place another order next paycheck. "-B.S., August 9, 2018



• "Highly recommended seller, items as described, ultra fast service with great attention with the package, very friendly and a pleasure to deal with, many thanks! Will come back!"-M.V., July 30, 2018



• "Top seller. Item as described, fast response, excellent packaging."-C.S., July 22, 2018



• "Fast, great communication. Would purchase from Squidco again."-B.H., July 17, 2018



• "Recommended seller. Prompt and professional service, item=description, and packaged for safe shipping. Much appreciated."-T.R., July 3, 2018



• "Alles bestens, danke!"-D.J., July 2, 2018



• "The CD arrived much faster than I expected and in perfect condition. I'm very pleased with the service provided."-T.H., June 29, 2018



• "First purchase from this seller. Very happy with the process. Item arrived safely. Packaging was excellent and very strong. Item was as described and seller provided great communication."-I.E., May 31, 2018



• "Just want to say thanks for the prompt shipping and speedy delivery to Australia of my order, great work."-R.C., May 31, 2018



• "Extremely helpful seller, and very nice to do business with. Recommended!"-L.H., May 30, 2018



• "All went well. Speedy shipping and very well packed. Highly Recommended !!!!!"-A.C., May 18, 2018



• "Professional service from an excellent seller. Items=description and shipped in robust packaging for safe delivery. Much appreciated."-T.R., May 16, 2018



• "I appriciate your quick and polite response."-Y.M., May 13, 2018



• "Excellent seller ! with good products and a nice communication ! All good ! thank you very much !"-J.G., May 3, 2018



• "Always quick shipping. Comprehensive catalogue."-G.B., April 26, 2018



• "Item arrived quickly and well packed. I will definitely buy from this seller again. thanks!"-E.C., April 13, 2018



• "Excellent service - item received promptly and exactly as described! I’d definitely buy from this seller again."-D.F., March 28, 2018



• "Excellent. Well prepared for shipping. As described. Superb five star seller."-D.B., March 23, 2018



• "Swift service and very well packaged!! Many thanks!! :-)"-S.P., March 18, 2018



• "Always a great experience buying from SquidCo :)"-J.A., March 12, 2018



• "Excellent! Thanks Squidward! "-M.S., February 27, 2018



• "Amazing value shipped the day after I ordered this top-rated CD as listed in the Penguin guide to jazz CDs. It arrived in two days, beautifully wrapped, a 30-year-old classic, a timeless piece of free jazz sold by people who love the avant garde [...]"-G.F., February 19, 2018



• "Very quick response and service, and very polite! The record was well-packaged and arrived in great condition."-L.S., February 16, 2018



• "Also, congratulations on the 15th anniversary. I've been a customer for years now, though not as frequently as I'd like. Your store is really an oasis."-N.O., January 23, 2018



• "Item in great shape as advertised. careful packing and speedy dispatch. would order from Squidco again in a snap."-D.A., December 29, 2017



• "Perfect in all respects - great price, lower shipping charges to Canada than most US sellers, arrived unscathed within one week. Thanks."-S.K., December 26, 2017



• "The CD arrived promptly and in the condition specified. Squidco has a great collection of experimental music, many thanks."-H.R., December 20, 2017



• "GroOoOoOvVvVvVyYyYyYyYyYyYYYyy!!!!!!"-A.G.T., December 15, 2017



• "Excellent communication, item came exactly as described, speed and packaging top notch! Thanks!!!!!!!"-M.H., December 12, 2017



• "Mighty mollusk and champion cephalopod! Thanks for another smooth, high quality transaction."-T.R., December 10, 2017



• "Highly recommended seller. Friendly communication, sturdy packaging, item exactly as described."-P.J., December 6, 2017



• "Duck daddy-o, why blow clams at Paramecium music, when you can lose frogskin with Squidco!"-S.G., November 16, 2017



• "I'm glad that there's a place in the U.S. stocks this kind of music. Great website, by the way, endlessly informative. It's obvious you enjoy and are engaged with what you do."-R.P., November 15, 2017



• "Excellent seller. Fast and careful shipping."-R.O., November 10, 2017



• "Again a prompt delivery in v good condition. All questions answered. Excellent service: thanks!"-S.C., November 7, 2017



• "Just to let you know that my order arrived today in perfect condition...very well packaged...thanks so much for the items!"-B.Z., October 27, 2017



• "Great communication, CD as described, immediate shipping. Thanks"-M.L., October 21, 2017



• "excellent transaction, courteous response. highly recommended. Thank you!!!"-K.I., October 4, 2017



• "Outstanding service! My CD arrived earlier than expected, and was shipped in an ultra secure package! SquidCo is a top class company! Thank you so much!"-K.D., September 25, 2017



• "2000% Great! A++++++++++++ / Thanks!"-J.W., September 19, 2017



• "Great scarce cd. Packed safe and arrived lightning fast. I would definite do more business with squidco - and you gotta love that name!"-G.S., September 15, 2017



• "Bomb-proof packaging, quickly billed and delivered, and in great shape. All positive. "-M.J., August 3, 2017



• "These are THE pros... Fast, fair, and perfect condition... Oh, and did I mention fast?!"-R.W., July 7, 2017



• "Another perfect transaction. Always a pleasure dealing with the Squid"-S.P.S., June 30, 2017



• "As always, the order was shipped promptly and all items were in mint condition as specified. It's such a pleasure doing business with this seller."-T.F., June 6, 2017



• "Wonderfully quick service, with a large and quirky inventory!"-J.L., May 27, 2017



• "As always with Squidco, great selection, good prices, instantaneous shipping--everything a buyer should expect from a great seller."-T.M., May 4, 2017



• "Your package arrived safely. Thank you for the careful packing!"-M.W., May 3, 2017



• "100% positive experience.....super package...!"-J.P.G., April 20, 2017



• "Shipped the same day as order was placed. Extremely professional. I will be ordering again! Thanks!"-J.N., April 12, 2017



• "Very reliable seller. Great distributor of avantgarde music. Keep up the good work!"-T.M., March 24, 2017



• [On receiving reward points] "Thanks. A nice surprise! Squidco does a great job and offers some interesting music, so thanks."-D.K., March 20, 2017



• "Item in perfect shape, exactly as described by the seller, and it was shipped quickly, arriving ahead of the estimated delivery dates. Great service overall from a vendor I am always happy to be a repeat customer of. Thanks Much!!"-M.C.S., March 6, 2017



• "You guys are so fast! Top marks, again."-S.O, February 28, 2017



• "What I ordered was promptly delivered, safely wrapped, and I'm enjoying the music. Thanks for your vigilance."-G.Y, February 18, 2017



• "Very good seller,responds to messages very quick and clear with explanation and a good adviser for shipping of which I am happy with."-S.M, February 15, 2017



• "CD showed up quick & in perfect condition. Second time I've purchased from this seller. Absolutely recommend. "-S.C.S., February 5, 2017



• "Item as described, quickly shipped and very well packaged. Excellent experience with this seller."-T.F., January 19, 2017



• "As always, Squidco delivers promptly and with excellent merchandise."-R.S.W., January 12, 2017



• "Got this [Borbetomagus LP] and ''torturing the saxophone'' on the same day. My ears have been totally cleansed! Thank you!"-M.S., December 29, 2016



• "The CD arrived earlier than anticipated and was in perfect condition. I would definitely buy from Squidco again. In addition, the purchase prompted my checking out their very interesting & informative website."-W.M.N., December 28, 2016



• "Excellent! Professional service and very speedy order preparation. Item was pristine and exactly as described. Fantastic price. Highly recommended."-W.G., December 18, 2016



• "very very fast delivery...they even beat Amazon by a couple days....would use again... "-R.J.Y., December 10, 2016



• "Well, that was quick! Thanks for the fast service!. "-D.B., December 1, 2016



• "Quick dispatch and delivery to the UK. CD in excellent condition, as described by the seller. "-Mrs. F-N., December 1, 2016



• "Another excellent transaction. Squidco is just the best; tracking, fast processing, expertly-curated selection of music. What I'm thankful for. "-C. G., November 24, 2016



• "Sparkling new CD (just as described), great price and fast delivery! Always liked squids -- glad to see they've organized."-J.S.J., November 25, 2016



• "I would just like to say that my orders arrived promptly and safely (well packaged). Of course, the music is superb."-J.C.G., November 24, 2016



• "Everything was excellent! Great packaging, fast shipping. Items exactly as described. Thank you!"-G.R., November 21, 2016



• "Great item! Great price! Superfast shipping!"-S.K., October 27, 2016



• "Great seller and service,brilliant!"-T.K., October 10, 2016



• "Squidco is truly a great CD store. Thanks Phil and staff!"-B.Z., October 10, 2016



• "Quick dispatch and delivery to the UK. A used CD in excellent condition."-M.F., September 27, 2016



• "EXCELLENCE....Super fast..Super perfect....♫♫."-G.K., September 21, 2016



• "CD was impeccably packed, shipped immediately & arrived exactly as described. Always a pleasure to do business with this excellent seller!"-S.D., August 16, 2016



• "Item arrived SUPER quickly, packaged very well, and was as described. Consummate pros in the music sales biz, would recommend to any/every one! A+ transaction...."-N.Z., August 15, 2016



• "While I have your attention, I just want to say you guys are the best! I've bought a lot of music from you that is hard if not impossible to find. And your clips of the music are an added plus. Please stay in business a long time."-F.A., August 8, 2016



• "Item was very well packed and protected. Came sooner than promised. Fantastic seller who I highly recommend. Thanks for the great service!"-D.H.C., July 29, 2016



• "That was fast!"-G.L., July 29, 2016



• "Great timing and secure packaging. Disc came with a complimentary jewel case since the one that previously contained the disc had a crack in it."-A.F., July 23, 2016



• "Thank you for the excellent and recommendable service."-M.O., July 20, 2016



• "These people are geniuses. Could not be happier. Crazy website, too."-C.M., July 16, 2016



• "Excellent customer service. Seller contacted me to ensure they sent the correct item. Item was very well packaged for shipping."-P.M., July 3, 2016



• "Item arrived on June 2, 2016, one day before EST! Very nicely packed and in perfect condition."-S.K., June 10, 2016



• "Man, you folks are scary good at what you do!"-R.W., May 18, 2016



• "Wow! Lightning fast shipping! Bulletproof packaging! Amazing seller! "-B.M., April 21, 2016



• "Amazingly fast shipping, completely professional transaction, perfect!"-S.S., April 8, 2016



• "Very fast (n bulbous), thank you Squid (eating dough)! "-T.G., March 11, 2016



• "Outstanding customer service, careful packaging of the items ordered, immediate shipment, and items arrived in brand new condition. A superb professional seller who is highly recommended for their vast selection of international experimental, avant-garde, and outre musique. Je vous salut le calmar! Excellent"-A.B., March 17, 2016



• "Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed getting so much great stuff from you guys. I love it and will keep ordering as much as I can !!!! "-P.B., March 8, 2016



• "Thanks for the rapid fire shipment and careful packing of my order which I received today. Very best regards and - Long live the Squid!."-A.B., March 3, 2016



• "Best distro in the nation. Clear communication and rapid speed shipping. Absolute best."-C.D., February 20, 2016



• "I've never experience service this quick and efficient. Everything from price to packaging is exceptional."-E.S., February 16, 2016



• "CD as described, carefully packaged, promptly mailed. Thanks! I won't hesitate to buy from this seller in the future."-G.S., February 6, 2016



• "Super fast turn around. One of the most consistent sellers around. Thank you!"-S.D., January 15, 2016



• "Awesome. Faster than a sack of oiled up snakes with the shipping. Excellent! Thanks!"-J.S., January 9, 2016



• "Today I received my order. Everything was perfect and it was a pretty quick shipment considering that we are an ocean apart :). Thanks a lot, and if there are any review sites that I can share my great experience with your store, let me know. I will happily do it!"-D.P., January 8, 2016



• "Squidco: fantastic selection of hard to find music... great prices, speedy service! 5/5 "-P.M., December 4, 2015



• "Here today. Wish everyone's shipping was this fast."-L.H., November 25, 2015



• "My order was processed promptly and packaged safely. I wish more online sellers would take the trouble to package CDs in plastic jewel cases as well as Squidco does. "-R.B., November 19, 2015



• "Shipped like a goddamn pro. Buy this man a beer (and some of his records)."-C.D., November 12, 2015



• "As always- one of the very best sellers! Excellent item, packing, and speed of shipping."-T.G., November 5, 2015



• "Great record packed well. Will be ordering again in the future."-F.M., October 29, 2015



• "I have bought items from this seller several times and they have always been quick and efficient."-S.A., October 21, 2015



• "I have been checking your website out since I started getting into the avant garde/electronic/improvised music. You truly are a godsend for those of us who hunger for music on the outer fringes. Thank you.."-A.J., September 21, 2015



• "Thanks again for all your support and congrats again for this unique and Incredible store."-E.L.C., September 19, 2015



• "Top class seller, quick delivery to UK, very well packed, top condition, very pleased, recommended."-J.B., July 29, 2015



• "Thank you for your stellar service to the creative improvised arts community. Also, your website design and functionality is A+."-P.G., July 20, 2015



• "Excellent service! Fast shipment! Any small business that specializes in supporting artists and labels who's music fall far from the category of "commercial" is automatically commendable. Thanks!"-M.A., July 10, 2015



• "Squidco, your service was beyond awesome. The CD arrived two days after I ordered it, and it was in flawless condition. Thank you!"-R.S., July 10, 2015



• "Absurdly fast shipping, fantastic packaging. Perfect buying experience."-E.S., June 3, 2015



• "very fast service...thanks to Squidco for offering hard-to-find avant jazz and composed music...a great resource."-S.E.G., May 24, 2015



• "Just wanted to thank you guys for properly sending my LP. Such a fun album. I'm always worried when buying through discogs or private sellers on Amazon, but folks like you who know how to properly package and ship the vinyl are, unfortunately, pretty damn hard to come by."-M.H., May 21, 2015



• "Thank you for being there, and for being such a wonderful resource. Squidco's service is always excellent in my experience."-J.S., May 10, 2015



• "I really appreciated the exemplary service provided by this seller. Squidco is a stellar example of what makes working with small businesses so much more of a rewarding experience than working with megacorporate behemoths like Amazon. Thanks!"-Z.H., May 4, 2015



• "The CDs arrived quickly and were well packaged. The discs played flawlessly. I would order from Squidco again."-M.N., March 27, 2015



• "Listening to the third disc as I type. My enjoyment of the music is exceeded only by my gratitude for your help in delivering this to my door. Many thanks"-G.G., March 20, 2015



• "Fantastic! The order arrived well protected and much faster than the arrival date given. It is always a joy to actually find dealers who know how to mail music, be it CDs or LPs. And it is especially thrilling in this day of dubious descriptions to find a dealer who actually describes the state the item is actually in! Bravo to Squidco! "-A.P., March 9, 2015



• "Got here ahead of schedule, and carefully double-bubble-wrapped. Great!."-E.H., March 4, 2015



• "CD shipped quickly, well packed and as described."-A.K., February 21, 2015



• "Great seller. Answered my question right away so I bought the album. It was delivered very quickly. I would highly recommend them and will eventually buy from them again since they have the odd stuff I'm looking for. "-B.R., December 26, 2014



• "Thank you for quick Service and a perfect CD... arrived in a few days and was securely packaged. CD is pristine and played wonderfully without any problems. A Top Notch Dealer I will be very happy to purchase from in the future...."-D.E., November 4, 2014



• "I have also very much appreciated ordering things over the years from Squidco. You folks have been nothing but great, and I'll certainly be ordering from you again really soon."-K.M., October 10, 2014



• "Provided super fast shipment, accurate transaction, perfect packing, completed quality control, amazing and curious selection for their stocks, ANYTIME you want !!!!!!"-T.M., September 16, 2014



• "I would just like to say thank you for the quick shipping, etc. I guess I'm conditioned to the "discogs/ebay" mailorder process of feedback leaving, etc. and had to write some kind of response to having received my item. Thanks again and I will definitely be buying from you guys in the future. Anyway, thank you for the fast service, and great selection of interesting items...."-N.Z., September 16, 2014



• "Super quick shipment, perfect packing and quality control, and accurate transaction ! Thank you so much !!!!"-T.M., August 22, 2014



• "Thanks you are very friendly!"-G.E.G.G, August 15, 2014



• "Awesome, thanks for the quick shipping and super-fair shipping cost!"-AM, June 20, 2014



• "Marvelous CD + Professional and Courteous Seller + Expertly Packaeged Prompt Delivery = My Thanks!!"-AA, June 3, 2014



• "Smooth transaction and fast shipping! Seller knows how to pack a record well to boot! Thanks for helping pry open my third eye just bit further, Squidco!!!"-CM, April 14, 2014



• "I bow before the mighty & majestic SQUIDCO!"-SG, March 14, 2014



• "Your website and the service you provide from it is a real boon for people interested in contemporary, improvised music. The performers you cover enables a clear view regarding the current ethos as well as its history. I'm sure I'm not alone in bearing a deep appreciation for this and the integrity it embraces.!"-PT, March 18, 2014



• "Thank you folks for supporting great music by exceptional artists! And thank you for your great customer service.!"-RC, February 18, 2014



• "EXCELLENCE! VERY happy with cd, it's condition, packaging, and shipping speed!"-RL, February 9, 2014



• "Thanks for the super quick shipping. Disc arrived fine as usual. Until next time!"-RD, February 7, 2014



• "Super fast shipping. This literally went cross-country to me in one weekend-and I didn't even buy the two-day shipping option! It arrived in perfect condition. Thanks for stocking such great and hard to find music."-SA, January 16, 2014



• "This was a very quick, early delivered, securely packaged and nicely priced transaction of a difficult to find CD. Thank you!!!"-JAO, December 28, 2013



• "Good god you guys are fast!"-DC, December 12, 2013



• "...thank you for awesome, consistent service!"-JL, November 15, 2013



• "Squidco Sales is the best mail order company I have ever dealt with. Great prices, reasonable shipping costs and quick shipping. And they truly only list what they have in stock. A++"-CC, October 26, 2013



• "I'm a new customer and want to let you know I really appreciate the excellent customer service."-D.D. August 3, 2013



• "I received my cd of the Convergence Quarter this afternoon and I am impressed with your service. Fast shipping and extremely well packed. Even a personal thank you from Kevin. Great work folks and the very best to all."-P.M. May 16, 2013



• "Quick delivery from an excellent vendor. Great selection of hard to find music. I have ordered from them in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Excellent seller in every way."-G.H. April 29, 2013



• "Good lawd you guys are fast! My order arrived almost exactly 48 hours after I placed it. And all three products are in excellent condition (as opposed to netflix disc that looks like its been through the laundry). Thanks ! "-P.F. April 4, 2013



• "As always, thanks so much for the careful packing!"-M.W. March 25, 2013



• "You guys are great. Thanks!!"-L.H. March 15, 2013



• "Thanks again for your courtesy and professionalism! Best regards"-E.Q. February 11, 2013



• ":) ...you folks are the best! Respect."-J.L. February 8, 2013



• "Order arrived today. Congratulations on 10 years in business. I appreciate
your commitment to distributing interesting and provocative music while
providing great service, regardless of the size of the order. Wishing you
continued success"-G.G., January 7, 2013



• "Just did first order w/ you. FAST. Having trouble w other online sellers of this backwards, noisy crap so look out for big order soon."-S.H., December 6, 2012



• "Just want to thank you for the quick delivery of my recent order. I just ordered Yatagarasu by Brotzmann, and received it yesterday."-G.R., November 30, 2012



• "Thank you for your response, it's appreciated. I'll take the time to say that you are the best place to shop avant garde music. And more over, your service is impeccable. Long live Squidco."-C.L., August 9, 2012



• "Just a quick note of thanks for getting out my order so quickly, ordered Tuesday, CDs playing in the machine Thursday, again thanks."-W.S., May 3, 2012



• "Gawd you people are some kinda fast down there! My order (Thurs. PM) was found in our mailbox at noon Saturday! Great music, great service-can't be beat! Take care til next month when I can do it again."-P.F., April 30, 2012



• "Thanks for the e-mail. I appreciate the update and also appreciate the nice sale that you had this past weekend. [...] It is really nice to get so much music for so few dollars. Thanks for running a great store."-K.C., April 23, 2012



• "Thank you very much..love all the music you list..very hard to find such material here in Toronto..will continue shopping."-J.K., February 14, 2012



• "These arrived UK today. You provide such a great service, great stock choice and such quick despatch."-M.B., January 26, 2012



• "It's always a pleasure dealing with you, Phil."-S.W., January 25, 2012



• "The CD arrived today in an immaculate condition. Thank you."-P.R. (Poland), January 3, 2012


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