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Butcher, John: Vortices & Angels (Emanem)

"Two very different duo concert performances both featuring saxophonist John Butcher: the first (38 minutes) at the Vortex with electric guitarist Derek Bailey; the second (25 minutes) in All Angels Church with harpist Rhodri Davies."-Em...
 

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UPC: 5030243404926

Label: Emanem
Catalog ID: 4049
Squidco Product Code: 17395

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2001
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel tray, not sealed.
Recorded at The Vortex by Martin Davidson on March 23rd, 2000. Recorded at St Michael and All Angels Church by Tim Fletcher on May 24th, 2000.


Personnel:

John Butcher-soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone

Derek Bailey-amplified guitar

Rhodri Davis-harp

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track listing:


1. Low Vortex 27:54

2. High Vortex 10:20

3. Rhagymadrodd 10:05

4. Pregeth 11:13

5. Diweddglo 3:55




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Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
John Butcher
London & UK Free Improvisation Scene
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Two very different duo concert performances both featuring saxophonist John Butcher: the first (38 minutes) at the Vortex with electric guitarist Derek Bailey; the second (25 minutes) in All Angels Church with harpist Rhodri Davies."-Emanem


Artist Biographies:

"John Butcher's work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics.Originally a physicist, he left academia in '82, and has since collaborated with hundreds of musicians - Derek Bailey, John Tilbury, John Stevens, The EX, Akio Suzuki, Gerry Hemingway, Polwechsel, Gino Robair, Rhodri Davies, Okkyung Lee, John Edwards, Toshi Nakamura, Paul Lovens, Eddie Prevost, Mark Sanders, Christian Marclay, Otomo Yoshihide, Phil Minton, and Andy Moor - to name a few.

He is well known as a solo performer who attempts to engage with the uniqueness of place. Resonant Spaces is a collection of site-specific performances collected during a tour of unusual locations in Scotland and the Orkney Islands.His first solo album, Thirteen Friendly Numbers, includes compositions for multitracked saxophones, whilst later solo CDs focus on live performance, composition, amplification and saxophone-controlled feedback.

HCMF has twice commissioned him to compose for his own large ensembles. Other commissions include for Elision (Australia), the Rova (USA) & Quasar (Canada) Saxophone Quartets, reconstructed Futurist Intonarumori (USA), "Tarab Cuts" (based on pre-WWII Arabic recordings, and shortlisted for the 2014 British Composer's Award) and "Good Liquor .." for the London Sinfonietta. In 2011 he received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists.

Recent groupings include The Apophonics with Robair and Edwards, Anemone with Peter Evans, Plume with Tony Buck & Magda Mayas and a trio with Okkyung Lee & Mark Sanders.Butcher values playing in occasional encounters - ranging from large groups such as Butch Morris' London Skyscraper and the EX Orkestra, to duo concerts with David Toop, Kevin Drumm, Claudia Binder, Paal Nilssen-Love, Thomas Lehn, Fred Frith, Keiji Haino, Ute Kangeisser, Matthew Shipp and Yuji Takahashi."

-John Butcher Website (http://www.johnbutcher.org.uk/Biog.html)
10/11/2017

"Derek Bailey (29 January 1930 - 25 December 2005) was an English avant-garde guitarist and leading figure in the free improvisation movement.

Bailey was born in Sheffield, England. A third-generation musician, he began playing the guitar at the age of ten, initially studying music with his teacher and Sheffield City organist C. H. C. Biltcliffe, an experience that he did not enjoy, and guitar with his uncle George Wing and John Duarte. As an adult he worked as a guitarist and session musician in clubs, radio, dance hall bands, and so on, playing with many performers including Morecambe and Wise, Gracie Fields, Bob Monkhouse and Kathy Kirby, and on television programs such as Opportunity Knocks. Bailey's earliest foray into 'what could be called free improvised music' was in 1953 with two other guitarists in their shared flat in Glasgow. He was also part of a Sheffield-based trio founded in 1963 with Tony Oxley and Gavin Bryars called "Joseph Holbrooke" (named after the composer, whose work they never actually played). Although originally performing relatively "conventional" modal, harmonic jazz this group became increasingly free in direction.

Bailey moved to London in 1966, frequenting the Little Theatre Club run by drummer John Stevens. Here he met many other like-minded musicians, such as saxophonist Evan Parker, trumpet player Kenny Wheeler and double bass player Dave Holland. These players often collaborated under the umbrella name of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, recording the seminal album Karyobin for Island Records in 1968. In this year Bailey also formed the Music Improvisation Company with Parker, percussionist Jamie Muir and Hugh Davies on homemade electronics, a project that continued until 1971. He was also a member of the Jazz Composer's Orchestra and Iskra 1903, a trio with double-bass player Barry Guy and tromboneist Paul Rutherford that was named after a newspaper published by the Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.

In 1970, Bailey founded the record label Incus with Tony Oxley, Evan Parker and Michael Walters. It proved influential as the first musician-owned independent label in the UK. Oxley and Walters left early on; Parker and Bailey continued as co-directors until the mid-1980s, when friction between the men led to Parker's departure. Bailey continued the label with his partner Karen Brookman until his death in 2005[citation needed].

Along with a number of other musicians, Bailey was a co-founder of Musics magazine in 1975. This was described as "an impromental experivisation arts magazine" and circulated through a network of like-minded record shops, arguably becoming one of the most significant jazz publications of the second half of the 1970s, and instrumental in the foundation of the London Musicians Collective.

1976 saw Bailey instigate Company, an ever-changing collection of like-minded improvisors, which at various times has included Anthony Braxton, Tristan Honsinger, Misha Mengelberg, Lol Coxhill, Fred Frith, Steve Beresford, Steve Lacy, Johnny Dyani, Leo Smith, Han Bennink, Eugene Chadbourne, Henry Kaiser, John Zorn, Buckethead and many others. Company Week, an annual week-long free improvisational festival organised by Bailey, ran until 1994.

In 1980, he wrote the book Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice. This was adapted by UK's Channel 4 into a four-part TV series in the early '90s, edited and narrated by Bailey.

Bailey died in London on Christmas Day, 2005. He had been suffering from motor neurone disease."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Bailey_(guitarist))
10/11/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Butcher, John
Resonant Spaces [VINYL]
(Blume)
Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders
Last Dream Of The Morning
(Relative Pitch)
Anemone (John Butcher / Peter Evans / Frederic Blondy / Clayton Thomas / Paul Lovens)
A Wing Dissolved in Light [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Bailey, Derek / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis / Evan Parker
28 Rue Dunois Juillet 1982
(Fou Records)
Trio Kimmig (Kimmig / Studer / Zimmerline / John Butcher)
Raw
(Leo)
Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp
Tangle
(Fataka)
Butcher, John / Stale Liavik Solberg
So Beautiful, It Starts To Rain
(Clean Feed)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Boogie With The Hook
(Leo)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Withdrawal (1966/7)[REISSUE]
(Emanem)
Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer
Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs]
(Leo)
Toop, David
Entities Inertias Faint Beings [VINYL]
(Room40)
RED Trio w/ John Butcher
Summer Skyshift
(Clean Feed)
Butcher, John / Michael Duch
Fjordgata
(Confront)
Bailey, Derek / John Tilbury
Playing with a Dead Person [VINYL]
(Bolt)
Butcher, John / Andy Moor
Experiments With A Leaf
(Unsounds)
Contest of (More) Pleasures, The (Dorner / Pallandre / Butcher / Sassi / Charles)
Ulrichsberg
(Confront)
Common Objects: Butcher / Davies / Davies / Patterson
Whitewashed with Lines [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)
Russell, John / Phil Durrant / John Butcher
Conceits (1987/1992)
(Emanem)
Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell
Membrane
(Confront)
Frith, Fred / John Butcher
The Natural Order
(Northern Spy)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Oliv & Familie (1968-9)
(Emanem)
Yoshihide, Otomo / Sachiko M / Evan Parker / John Edwards / Tony Marsh / John Butcher
Quintet/Sextet/Duos
(Otoroku)
Bailey, Derek / Trevor Watts / John Stevens
Dynamics of the Impromptu
(FMR)
Bailey, Derek
Fairly Early with Postscripts
(Emanem)
Various Artists
The All Angels Concerts [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Laddaga, Reinaldo
Things That A Mutant Needs To Know [BOOK + 2 CDs]
(Unsounds)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City 2001 - small groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Bailey, Derek & Simon H. Fell
The Complete 15th August 2001
(Confront)
Various Artists
Amalgam(e): 10 Years of Red Toucan [2 CDs]
(Red Toucan)
Common Objects: John Butcher / Rhodri Davies / Lee Patterson
Live In Morden Tower
(Mikroton Recordings)
Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl
Plume
(Unsounds)
Butcher, John
Bell Trove Spools
(Northern Spy)
Way Out Northwest
The White Spot - w/John Butcher, Tortsen Mueller and Dylan van der Shyff
(Relative Pitch)
Nakamura, Toshimaru / John Butcher
Dusted Machinery
(Monotype)
ISKRA 1903
Goldsmiths
(Emanem)
Moser, Michael
Resonant Cuts: (2 CDs AND BOOK)
(Edition Rz)
Bailey, Derek
More 74
(Incus)
AMM
Sounding Music
(Matchless)
Butcher / Binder
Under The Roof
(Nuscope)
Baker, Duck
The Ducks Palace
(Incus)
Weightless (Butcher / Edwards / Spera / Braida)
A Brush with Dignity
(Clean Feed)
Bailey, Derek
Barcelona Chronicles: All Thumbs [DVD]
(Incus)
Polwechsel & John Tilbury
Field
(Hatology)
AMM w/ John Butcher
Trinity
(Matchless)
Butcher / Hemingway
Buffalo Pearl
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London Improvisers Orchestra
Improvisations for George Riste
(psi)
Furt plus
Equals
(psi)
Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff
Way Out Northwest
(Drip Audio)
Butcher, John
The Geometry of Sentiment
(Emanem)
Iskra 1903
Buzz Soundtrack
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Sandell Trio, Sten / Butcher, John
Strokes
(Clean Feed)
Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal
Concentric
(Clean Feed)
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The Big Misunderstanding Between Hertz and Megahertz
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Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures
Alibi Days
(Potlatch)
Bennet / Bryerton / Butcher / De Gruttola / Kaiser / Smith
Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens and the SME
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Polwechsel
Archives of the North
(Hatology)
Butcher, John
13 Friendly Numbers
(Unsounds)
Cortet, The (Fuhler / Lehn / Davies / Butcher)
HHHH
(Unsounds)
Bailey, Derek
Carpal Tunnel
(Tzadik)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City 2004 - small groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
London Improvisers Orchestra
Responses, Reproduction & Reality (freedom of the city 2003-4)
(Emanem)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City Festival 2003 - Small Groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Gaines, Will & Bailey, Derek
Rappin & Tappin
(Incus)
Moor / Lehn / Butcher
Thermal
(Unsounds)
Bailey, Derek / Berthiaume, Antoine / Frith, Fred
Soshin
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Butcher, John / John Edwards
Optic
(Emanem)
Derek And The Ruins
Saisoro
(Tzadik)
Bailey, Derek
Pieces For Guitar 1966 - 67
(Tzadik)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Other Recommended Releases:
Butcher, John
Resonant Spaces [VINYL]
(Blume)
Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer
Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs]
(Leo)
RED Trio w/ John Butcher
Summer Skyshift
(Clean Feed)
Braxton, Anthony / Derek Bailey
First Duo Concert (London 1974)
(Emanem)
Russell, John / Phil Durrant / John Butcher
Conceits (1987/1992)
(Emanem)
Frith, Fred / John Butcher
The Natural Order
(Northern Spy)
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Fairly Early with Postscripts
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Iskra 1903
Buzz Soundtrack
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