The Squid's Ear Magazine
John Butcher


 
AMM: Sounding Music
AMM:
Sounding Music

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


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AMM's performance at the 2009 Freedom of the City Festival with AMM regular members Eddie Prevost and John Tilbury extended with John Butcher, Chritian Wolff and Ute Kanngiesser.

AMM w/ John Butcher: Trinity
AMM w/ John Butcher:
Trinity

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


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New 2008 recordings from AMM - Eddie Prevost & John Tilbury with John Butcher - performing at Trinity College of Music in Greenwich, England.

Bennet / Bryerton / Butcher / De Gruttola / Kaiser / Smith: Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens a
Bennet / Bryerton / Butcher / De Gruttola / Kaiser / Smith:
Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens and the SME

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures: Tempestuous
Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures:
Tempestuous

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Live recordings of this incredible improvising trio as influenced by a 'tempestuous' storm buffeting & rattling the windows of the church in which the performance took place.

Butcher / Durrant / Lovens /Malfatti / Russell: News From The Shed
Butcher / Durrant / Lovens /Malfatti / Russell:
News From The Shed

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff: Way Out Northwest
Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff:
Way Out Northwest

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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British saxophone phenomenon John Butcher meets Vancouver's premiere bassist Torsten Müller and drummer Dylan van der Schyff for an amazing live set at the Western Front.

Butcher / Viltard / Prevost: "All But" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists -- Volume 2
Butcher / Viltard / Prevost:
"All But" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists -- Volume 2

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


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The second volume of Eddie Prevost's 2011 series of concerts at Network Theatre, Waterloo, London meeting with remarkable saxophonists, here with John Butcher on tenor & soprano, with Guillaume Viltard on double bass.

 
Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell:
Membrane

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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Mysteriously dark electroacoustic improv from the adept trio of John Butcher on acoustic and amplified saxophones, Burkhard Beins on amplified bass drum and electronics, and Mark Wastell on amplified 32" paiste tam-tam, slowly evolving, rich environments in sound.

Butcher, John / John Edwards: Optic
Butcher, John / John Edwards:
Optic

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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Butcher, John / Kurzmann, Christof: The Big Misunderstanding Between Hertz and Megahertz
Butcher, John / Kurzmann, Christof:
The Big Misunderstanding Between Hertz and Megahertz

(Potlatch -- France )


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Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal: Concentric
Butcher, John / Nilssen-Love, Pal:
Concentric

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Butcher, John / Phil Durrant / John Russell: The Scenic Route
Butcher, John / Phil Durrant / John Russell:
The Scenic Route

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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1999 release of the trio of John Butcher on soprano & tenor sax, Phil Durrant on violin, and John Russell on guitar, meticulous improvisation using outrageous technique, "unorthodox thematic development and off-center interplay which at times is odd and surreal".

Butcher, John / Mark Sanders: Daylight
Butcher, John / Mark Sanders:
Daylight

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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Percussionist Mark Sanders and saxophonist John Butcher in recordings from two concerts: the 2010 Freedom of the City festival in London, and a year later at Southampton University; exceptionally expressive and technically unique playing.

Butcher, John: Bell Trove Spools
Butcher, John:
Bell Trove Spools

(Northern Spy -- USA )


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UK saxophone phenomenon John Butcher in 10 live solo recordings using the unique sonic environments of Richmond Hall, a Houston art gallery that has been compared to a bowling alley, and Issue Project Room's high-ceilinged marble room in Brooklyn, NY.

Butcher, John: Resonant Spaces
Butcher, John:
Resonant Spaces

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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Extreme acoustic space recordings from saxophonist John Butcher, part of Arika's Resonant Spaces event, with performances from resonant and remote corners of Scotland.

Butcher, John: The Geometry of Sentiment
Butcher, John:
The Geometry of Sentiment

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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Sonic experiments and solo improvisations on tenor and soprano with 2 pieces using amplified feedback, and 1 piece dedicated to Derek Bailey.

Common Objects: Butcher / Davies / Davies / Patterson: Whitewashed with Lines [2 CDs]
Common Objects: Butcher / Davies / Davies / Patterson:
Whitewashed with Lines [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $24.95    




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A double CD featuring two extended live performances by the electroacoustic quartet of John Butcher (sax), Angharad Davies (violin), Rhodri Davies (harps) & Lee Patterson (amplifed devices), one an improv from Durham in 2013, the other a graphic score from Newcastle, 2014.

Contest of (More) Pleasures, The (Dorner / Pallandre / Butcher / Sassi / Charles): Ulrichsberg
Contest of (More) Pleasures, The (Dorner / Pallandre / Butcher / Sassi / Charles):
Ulrichsberg

(Confront -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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The forward-thinking trio The Contest of Pleasure of Axel Dorner on trumpet, John Butcher on saxophone and Xavier Charles on clarinet, is extended with (More) from Laurent Sassi and Jean-Leon Pallandre on phonographies, mixing and microphones, performing live in Ulrichsberg.

fORCH: Spin Networks
fORCH:
Spin Networks

(psi -- Great Britain )


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Furt plus: Equals
Furt plus:
Equals

(psi -- Great Britain )


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The followup to Furt's expanded format as heard on Spin Networks in 2005, in electroacoustic trios with John Butcher, Phil Minton, Rhodri Davies, Ute Wassermann, &c.

London Improvisers Orchestra: Responses, Reproduction & Reality (freedom of the city 2003-4)
London Improvisers Orchestra:
Responses, Reproduction & Reality (freedom of the city 2003-4)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Russell, John / Phil Durrant / John Butcher: Conceits (1987/1992)
Russell, John / Phil Durrant / John Butcher:
Conceits (1987/1992)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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In 1987 the trio of John Butcher on tenor & soprano sax, Phil Durrant on violin & trombone, and John Russel on acoustic plectrum guitar, released this LP of free improvisations using superb forward-thinking dialog, remarkable 3 decades after its release!

Sandell Trio, Sten / Butcher, John: Strokes
Sandell Trio, Sten / Butcher, John:
Strokes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Various Artists: Freedom of the City Festival 2003 - Small Groups [2 CDs]
Various Artists:
Freedom of the City Festival 2003 - Small Groups [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $24.95    




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Weightless (Butcher / Edwards / Spera / Braida): A Brush with Dignity
Weightless (Butcher / Edwards / Spera / Braida):
A Brush with Dignity

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Music inspired and fascinated by Italian cultural history, art, poetry, &c., from the collective quartet of John Butcher, John Edwards, Fabrizio Spera and Alberto Braida.

Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl: Plume
Butcher / Buck / Mayas / Stangl:
Plume

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


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Drummer/percussionist Tony Buck and saxophonist John Butcher are the common elements in these two trios, one with guitarist Burkhard Stangl, and one with pianist Magda Mayas, using imaginative and unusual approaches to improvisation.

Butcher, John: 13 Friendly Numbers
Butcher, John:
13 Friendly Numbers

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


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Moor / Lehn / Butcher: Thermal
Moor / Lehn / Butcher:
Thermal

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


Price: $15.95    




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RED Trio w/ John Butcher: Summer Skyshift
RED Trio w/ John Butcher:
Summer Skyshift

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The second collaboration between the Portugese Red Trio of Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano), Hernani Faustino (double bass) and Gabriel Ferrandini (drums) with UK saxophonist John Butcher, performing live at Jazz em Agosto Festival in 2015, revealing new aspects to their project.

 
Butcher, John / Michael Duch:
Fjordgata

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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A live recording at the Jazzfest Trondheim, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunst, in May 2015 from the freely improvising duo of John Butcher and contrabassist Michael Duch, a superb extended concert of incredible reed technique and concept anchored by Duch's flexible bass work.

Butcher, John / Stale Liavik Solberg: So Beautiful, It Starts To Rain
Butcher, John / Stale Liavik Solberg:
So Beautiful, It Starts To Rain

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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British free improvising legend John Butcher met Scandinavian drummer Stale Liavik Solberg at Cafe Oto to record these intensely detailed yet sublimely reserved duos, three pieces segmenting the album title, an intimate and never extravagent dialog of great technical depth.

Nakamura, Toshimaru : maruto
Nakamura, Toshimaru :
maruto

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Using his no-input mixing board Toshimaru Nakamura, perhaps the ultimate Onkyo artist, spent two years creating this work, which is also the second release in the Erstsolo series.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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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.

Nakamura, Toshimaru  / English (Joe Foster / Bonnie Jones): One Day
Nakamura, Toshimaru / English (Joe Foster / Bonnie Jones):
One Day

(erstwhile -- USA )


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EA-improv minimalist Toshimaru Nakamura with English (Joe Foster/Bonnie Jones) in a recording made in Tokyo while the three were touring South Korea and Japan in 2007.

Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Last Dream Of The Morning
Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders:
Last Dream Of The Morning

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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A studio album between three UK master improvisers -- John Butcher on sax, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on drums -- the trio pushing the envelope in technique and dialog in nearly telepathic playing that transports the listener into their environment, as the music builds and releases in effortless ways that are stunning and exulant; highly recommended.

Suzuki, Akio / John Butcher: Immediate Landscapes
Suzuki, Akio / John Butcher:
Immediate Landscapes

(Ftarri -- Japan )


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At the same event in Scotland that John Butcher recorded his excellent "Resonant Spaces" album, he also joined forces with sound artist Akio Suzuki on a variety of objects and sound devices to record the first 5 tracks of this unusual album of very free improv, the last track by the duo recording at the 2015 Ftarri Festival at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo.

Butcher, John / Eddie Prevost : Interworks
Butcher, John / Eddie Prevost :
Interworks

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


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Russell, John (with Phil Minton, Thurston Moore, Evan Parker, &c.): With...
Russell, John (with Phil Minton, Thurston Moore, Evan Parker, &c.):
With...

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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British free improvising guitar master John Russell's 60th birthday gig at London's Cafe Oto is celebrated in a duo with Phil Minton, a trio with Henry Lowther & Satoko Fakuda, in a trio with Evan Parker and John Edwards, and in a duo with Thurston Moore.

Niggenkemper, Pascal: Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs]
Niggenkemper, Pascal:
Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs]

(Fitschgetau -- Germany )


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Adventurous double bassist Pascal Niggenkemper was artist in residence at Wuppertal in the fall of 2017, presenting concerts with a diverse set of masterful improvisers from Europe and the US, excerpts of which are meticulously programmed in this 2-CD collection, organized by artistic endeavor and intent, from the spacious/introspective to wildly lively encounters; recommended.

Mackness, Vanessa / John Butcher: Respiritus
Mackness, Vanessa / John Butcher:
Respiritus

(Incus -- UK )


Price: $19.95    




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Butcher, John / Eddie Prevost: Visionary Fantasies
Butcher, John / Eddie Prevost:
Visionary Fantasies

(Matchless -- UK )


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A series of inspired solo and duo performances from AMM founder, percussionist Eddie Prevost and free improvising saxophonist John Butcher, captured live at London's Iklectik in 2018, splitting the album between solo and duo work as the two morph their instruments into incredible sonic devices, with intense concentration and dialog nothing short of fantastic.

Branche / Chrysakis / Soloveitzik / O'Sullivan / Vidal / Wigens: Magnetic River
Branche / Chrysakis / Soloveitzik / O'Sullivan / Vidal / Wigens:
Magnetic River

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


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Electroacoustic improvisation with unusual techniques from the sextet of saxophonist Sebastian Branche, laptop electronicist Thanos Chrysakis, saxophonist Tom Soloeitzik, guitarist James O'Sullivan, saxophonist Artut Vidal and clarinetist Jery Wigens.

Common Objects (Davies / Butcher / Davies / Lapelyte / Patterson / Thomas): Skullmarks
Common Objects (Davies / Butcher / Davies / Lapelyte / Patterson / Thomas):
Skullmarks

(Meenna -- Japan )


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Distributing the group--John Butcher, Angharad Davies, Lina Lapelyte, Lee Patterson, Pat Thomas, and Rhodri Davies--inside the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, Butcher chose 4 shamanic objects from the museum's ethnographic collection, evoking water, air, earth, spirit, ritual and utility, used as a score orchestrating varying combinations of players; intense and profound improvisation.

GGRIL [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]: Facon [2 CDs]
GGRIL [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]:
Facon [2 CDs]

(Circum-Disc -- France )


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The Quebec ensemble GGRIL of eclectic instrumentation, acoustic and electronic, with an open-minded approach to developing large-scale works bringing together approaches to improvisation and contemporary composition, here presenting three works from residencies with John Butcher, Isaiah Ceccarelli and Xavier Charles recorded from 2016 through 2018.

Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CD]
Thomas / Butcher / Solberg :
Fictional Souvenirs [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Performing in concert at Iklectik in London in 2017, the UK and Norwegian free improvising trio of Pat Thomas on Moog Theremini & IPad based electronics, John Butcher on saxophones, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion impress through a mix of masterful free playing and eclectic electroacoustic conversations, an adventurous and wonderfully unpredictable set.

RED trio and Celebration Band: Suite 10 Years Anniversary [2 CDs]
RED trio and Celebration Band:
Suite 10 Years Anniversary [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


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The Red Trio of pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro, bassist Hernâni Faustino and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini mark their 10th anniversary as a trio on this 2-CD set of an outstanding concert in Lisboa, PT, joining forces with the 13-member Celebration Band, whose members include John Butcher, Ernesto Rodrigues, Luis Vicente, Sei Miguel, Rodrigo Amado, Mattias Stahl, Carlos Santos, &c.

Butcher, John / Rhodri Davies: Carliol
Butcher, John / Rhodri Davies:
Carliol

(Ftarri -- Japan )


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Dark and beautiful improvisation from saxophonist and electronics artist John Butcher and harpist Rhodri Davies, an incredible display of timbre, technique, and pacing.

Phillips / Butcher / Solberg: We met - and then
Phillips / Butcher / Solberg:
We met - and then

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The debut of the advanced and innovative collaboration between improviser and prominent double bassist Barre Phillips, British saxophonist John Butcher and Norwegian drummer, percussionist and improviser, Stale Liavik Solberg, recording at the Blow out Festival in Oslo, Norway in 2019, and at Offene Ohren, Einstein Kultur, in Munchen, Germany in 2018.

Frisque Concordance (Georg Graewe / John Butcher /  Wilbert De Joode / Mark Sanders): Distinct Machi
Frisque Concordance (Georg Graewe / John Butcher / Wilbert De Joode / Mark Sanders):
Distinct Machinery [2 CDs]

(Random Acoustics -- Germany )


Price: $21.95    




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The second incarnation of Frisque Concordance, formed in 1992 by Georg Graewe & John Butcher and currently the quartet of Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones, Graewe on piano, Wilbert de Joode on double bass and Mark Sanders on drums, in a 2-CD set, the first a superb studio set recorded in Vienna in 2017, the second a live concert at the 2018 Konfrontationen Festival in Nickelsdorf.

Allum, Jennifer / John Butcher / Ute Kanngiesser / Eddie Prevost: Sounds of Assembly
Allum, Jennifer / John Butcher / Ute Kanngiesser / Eddie Prevost:
Sounds of Assembly

(Meenna -- Japan )


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Assembled in London to improvise music for Stewart Morgan's film Eddie Prevost's Blood, this release adds much more material beyond the soundtrack, in a superb example of free and charged creative improvisation seeking unique combinations of expression, from Jennifer Allum on violin, John Butcher on saxophones, Ute Kanngiesser on cello and Eddie Prevost on percussion.

Agnel, Sophie / John Butcher: La Pierre Tachee [VINYL]
Agnel, Sophie / John Butcher:
La Pierre Tachee [VINYL]

(NI-VU-NI-CONNU -- Luxembourg )


Price: $34.95    




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The 2nd of NI-VU-NI-CONNU's 5-LP John Butcher series, the duo of pianist Sophie Agnel and soprano & tenor saxophonist John Butcher is informed by previous collaborations as a duo and in a trio with cellist Márkos Albert, here in a superb 2019 concert of balanced tension and intense interaction captured at Ausland in Berlin, a meeting of two perfectly matched improvisers.

Allbee, Liz / John Butcher / Ignaz Schick / Marta Zapparoli: Lamenti Dall'infinito [VINYL]
Allbee, Liz / John Butcher / Ignaz Schick / Marta Zapparoli:
Lamenti Dall'infinito [VINYL]

(NI-VU-NI-CONNU -- Luxembourg )


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The 4th of NI-VU-NI-CONNU's 5-LP John Butcher series and part of a 2 night residency at ausland in Berlin coinciding with his 65th birthday, tenor & soprano saxophonist John Butcher is joined in a quartet by electroacoustic improvisers, trumpeter Liz Allbee, Ignaz Shick on turntables, sampler & electronics and Marta Zapparoli on tapes, reel-to-reel tape machines and antennas.

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

(Meenna -- Japan )


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A live performance at the 2010 GIO Fest III in Glasgow, UK, from three of the UK's leading free improvisers--late guitarist John Russell, John Butcher on saxophones and Dominic Lash on double bass--a superb concert in five improvisations of incredible technical skill through both energetic and restrained passages, a brilliant example reminding us of the loss of the great guitarist.

Butcher / Prevost / Viltard: Iklectik Live One
Butcher / Prevost / Viltard:
Iklectik Live One

(Matchless -- UK )


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Part of the Iklectic club's "Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists" programmed by drummer Eddie Prévost and double bassist Guillaume Viltard, here meeting John Butcher performing on tenor and soprano saxophone for a masterful concert of free improvisations, energetically turning the "Electric", "Light", "On", "Click" through 4 extended and remarkable converstations.

Butcher, John / Philippe Lauzier / Eric Normand: How Does This Happen?
Butcher, John / Philippe Lauzier / Eric Normand:
How Does This Happen?

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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The Montreal free improvising, experimenting duo "Not The Music" of bassist Eric Norman & bass clarinetist Philippe Lauzier invited UK saxophonist John Butcher for concerts in Ottawa and Montreal, recording the two impressive 5-part series heard on this album--"en consequence" (consequently) and "par irruption" (by bursting), of masterful and profoundly pensive prowess.

Common Objects: John Butcher / Rhodri Davies / Lee Patterson: Live In Morden Tower
Common Objects: John Butcher / Rhodri Davies / Lee Patterson:
Live In Morden Tower

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


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Active in various formats since 2005 when The London Musicians' Collective commissioned the ensemble from electric harpist Rhodri Davies, this album with John Butcher (sax & amplifier) and Lee Patterson on amplified devices is surprisingly their first release.

Davies, Rhodri / Nikos Velitotis: Hotel Art Head [BOOK]
Davies, Rhodri / Nikos Velitotis:
Hotel Art Head [BOOK]

(gwasg amgen -- UK )


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A curious book of images from artists including Rhodri Davies, John Butcher, Angharad Davies, Richard Dawson, &c. photographed in a location familiar to a touring musician--a budget hotel room--pictured laying on the bed with each artist's head covered by that room's hotel wall painting, from typically insipid to perplexingly unexpected.

Frith, Fred / John Butcher: The Natural Order
Frith, Fred / John Butcher:
The Natural Order

(Northern Spy -- USA )


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This album documents guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist John Butcher's first head-to-head encounter in a recording studio, two titans of their instruments playing without overdubs in a single session for remarkable creative and sonic results.

Contest of Pleasures, The (Butcher / Charles / Dorner): Alibi Days
Contest of Pleasures, The (Butcher / Charles / Dorner):
Alibi Days

(Potlatch -- France )


Price: $18.95    




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Recordings of improvisations from different rooms with unique resonant properties, manipulated and organized into 5 compositions mixing musique concrete and e-a improv.

IST (Davies / Fell / Wastell) + John Butcher / Phil Durrant: A More Attractive Way [5 CD BOX SET + 2
IST (Davies / Fell / Wastell) + John Butcher / Phil Durrant:
A More Attractive Way [5 CD BOX SET + 20 page booklet]

(Confront -- UK )


Price: $44.95    




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A comprehensive album of live performances from IST (Rhodri Davies: harp, preparations; Simon H. Fell: double bass, preparations; Mark Wastell: violoncello, preparations) between 1996 and 2000, beginning with their concert at Club Orange in London and including concerts in London, Billericay, Norwich and Cambridge, with a 20 page booklet of photos and text from the band & collaborators.

Trio Kimmig (Kimmig / Studer / Zimmerline / John Butcher): Raw
Trio Kimmig (Kimmig / Studer / Zimmerline / John Butcher):
Raw

(Leo Records -- UK )


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The Swiss string trio led by violinist Harald Kimmig, with Daniel Studer on bass and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello, is joined by UK saxophonist John Butcher for a set of improvisations that build with a unique percussive vitality and burning intensity.

Thermal (John Butcher / Andy Moor / Thomas Lehn): Ice In A Hot World
Thermal (John Butcher / Andy Moor / Thomas Lehn):
Ice In A Hot World

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


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The 20-year followup to their 2003 album on the Unsounds label titled Thermal, the trio of John Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones, Andy Moor on guitar and Thomas Lehn on analogue synthesizer update listeners with their free and ea-improvising approach through five studio improvisations of incredible detail, technical & sonic mastery, and astute conversational skills.

Butcher / Charbin / Kanngiesser / Prevost: The Art Of Noticing
Butcher / Charbin / Kanngiesser / Prevost:
The Art Of Noticing

(Matchless -- UK )


Price: $17.95    




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"To celebrate drummer/percussionist Eddie Prévost's 80th birthday, Café Oto hosted four concerts once a week in June, 2022, each a differing configuration from Prévost's history; this 2nd concert brings together Prévost, Marjolaine Charbin (piano), Ute Kanngiesser (cello) and John Butcher (sax), the same group that recorded the contemporary album Sounds of Assembly on the Meena label.

Butcher, John / Dominic Lash / Emil Karlsen: Here and How
Butcher, John / Dominic Lash / Emil Karlsen:
Here and How

(Bead -- UK )


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Impeccably recorded in the studio, the long-running and varied collaborations of saxophonist John Butcher, double bassist Dominic Lash and drummer Emil Karlsen come together for the first time as a trio, recording eight succinct improvisations of remarkable technique and nearly telepathic dialog, allowing space for each player to display their masterful skill.

Butcher, John / Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble: Fathom
Butcher, John / Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble:
Fathom

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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The debut for UK saxophonist John Butcher on 577 Records is this exemplary 2021 live recording at Cafe OTO in London by the quartet of Butcher on tenor and soprano saxophones, Pat Thomas on piano, Dominic Lash on double bass and Steve Noble on drums, four of the UK's leading free improvisers demonstrating their prodigious abilities in concentrated conversation.

Butcher, John: The Very Fabric
Butcher, John:
The Very Fabric

(Ftarri / Hitorri -- Japan )


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Impeccably recorded inside the Brønshøj Water Tower, in Copenhagen, Denmark, a highly resonant space built 100 years ago, where UK tenor and soprano saxophonist John Butcher continues his investigations into spaces with natural delay and decay, through 11 improvisations of discriminating pacing as he finds incredible beauty in floating and shifting tones and instrument errata; exquisite.

Bennardo, Maya / Erik Blennow Calaly / Kristofer Svensson: Two Skies
Bennardo, Maya / Erik Blennow Calaly / Kristofer Svensson:
Two Skies

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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The first recording of an ongoing collaboration between violinist Maya Bennardo, bass clarinetist Erik Blennow Calälv, and kacapi (similar to a Japanese koto) musician Kristofer Svensson, presenting two restrained and lovely compositions bringing together contemporary classical, free improvisation and Sundanese music in a unique chamber format.

Butcher / Day / Eastley: Angles Of Enquiry
Butcher / Day / Eastley:
Angles Of Enquiry

(Confront -- UK )


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A six part improvisational inquiry from three experienced London investigators--John Butcher on saxophones, Terry Day on drums and Max Eastley performing on his self-developed electroacoustic monochord, along with percussion and a bird call--all three performing with unusual and extended techniques to create a uniqe sonic palette applied to extremely focused conversations.

Butcher / Hemingway: Buffalo Pearl
Butcher / Hemingway:
Buffalo Pearl

(Auricle -- USA )


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Percussionist Hemingway with John Butcher on tenor and soprano sax performing live in 2005, demonstrating their extended language in a brilliant and eccentric dialog.

Forbes / Young / Walter: Hard Living
Forbes / Young / Walter:
Hard Living

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )


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Merging Tiger Hatchery's tenor saxophonist Michael Forbes and bassist Andrew Scott Young and newly arrived to NYC Flying Luttenbacher leader & drummer Weasel Walter, for classic hardcore free jazz of articulate and demanding improvisation; this a recently unearthed studio recording from 2010, captured two years after their first encounter in a quartet with Jeb Bishop.

Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...): La Regle <i>[Used Item]</i>
Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...):
La Regle [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $12.00    




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Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.

London Improvisers Orchestra: Lio Leo Leon
London Improvisers Orchestra:
Lio Leo Leon

(psi -- Great Britain )


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The complete performance at the 2010 Freedom of the City festival by the 38-member LIO with guest Wadada Leo Smith and conductions by Alison Blunt, Steve Beresford, Philipp Wachsmann, Caroline Kraabel, and Dave Tucker.

Machinefabriek: With Drums [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Machinefabriek:
With Drums [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )


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Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) invited 41 drummer/percussionists including Tony Buck, Vasco Trilla, Tim Barnes, Greg Stuart, Cyril Bondi, &c. to take part in a project by recording a few short fills or phrases, which Zuydervelt used as "Lego Bricks" to build a series of short rhythmical collages, the results being 24 diverse and fascinating compositions.

Moondoc, Jemeel: The Zoopkeeper's House (Trio/Quartet/Quintet)
Moondoc, Jemeel:
The Zoopkeeper's House (Trio/Quartet/Quintet)

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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A series of exceptional compositions by saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc plus one by Alice Coltrane, performed in a variety of group settings, from duos to quintet, with sidemen Matthew Shipp, Roy Campbell, Steve Swell, Hilliard Greene, and Newman Taylor Baker.

Sanchez, Angelica Trio (w/ Michael Formanek / Tyshawn Sorey): Float the Edge
Sanchez, Angelica Trio (w/ Michael Formanek / Tyshawn Sorey):
Float the Edge

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Fiction, folklore and everyday sounds fuel the compositions of NY pianist Angelica Sanchez, with her trio of Michael Formanek on double bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, the band explores concepts of lucid dreaming, backyard birds, novels, mythical creatures and ancient structures, in a magnificent album of inspired free improvisation.

Various Artists: Freedom of the City 2002 - small groups [2 CDs]
Various Artists:
Freedom of the City 2002 - small groups [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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Highlights from small group recordings from the 2002 Freedom of the City festival featuring artists such as Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston, Lol Coxhill and more in various arrangements.

Stoffner, Florian / John Butcher / Chris Corsano: Braids
Stoffner, Florian / John Butcher / Chris Corsano:
Braids

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


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With incredible skill and nuance, using extended and stunning technique, and through intent listening of nearly telepathic communication, the trio of Florian Stoffner on guitar, John Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones and Chris Corsano on drums & half clarinet, perform seven subtle and detailed improvisations live at Le Singe, in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland in 2022.

Butcher / Prevost: High Laver Levitations Vol 1: Unearthed
Butcher / Prevost:
High Laver Levitations Vol 1: Unearthed

(Matchless -- UK )


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Long-time collaborators and iconoclastic improvisers, drummer Eddie Prévost and saxophonist John Butcher, met at All Hallows Church, in High Laver, Essex in 2023, using the natural ambience of the space to capture these three improvisations, Prévost playing primarily on a drum kit and both in a more jazz-oriented sax and drum duo, extended by both players' exceptional technique.

Butcher, John / Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble: Fathom [COLORED VINYL]
Butcher, John / Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble:
Fathom [COLORED VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


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The debut for UK saxophonist John Butcher on 577 Records is this exemplary 2021 live recording at Cafe OTO in London by the quartet of Butcher on tenor and soprano saxophones, Pat Thomas on piano, Dominic Lash on double bass and Steve Noble on drums, four of the UK's leading free improvisers demonstrating their prodigious abilities in concentrated conversation.

Lash, Dominic / Stale Liavik Solberg: Hey Kye
Lash, Dominic / Stale Liavik Solberg:
Hey Kye

(Confront -- UK )


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John Butcher mastered this live recording immaculately captured by Alex Ward at the Vortex in London in 2022 between two exceptional free improvisers, Dominic Lash on electric guitar and Ståle Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion, their three-part dialog sliding in and out of jazz, non-idiomatic and experimental modes in quick-witted and masterful exchanges.

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / John Tilbury: Lights
Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / John Tilbury:
Lights

(Fataka -- UK )


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Recorded for the release concert of their 2013 album Exta, the trio of John Butcher on saxophones, Thomas Lehn on analog synthesizer and John Tilbury on piano captured this extraordinary live concert at Cafe Oto in London, only the second time the group had performed together, recording in two extended sets but segmented into four exceptional and dramatic improvisations.

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp: Tangle
Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp:
Tangle

(Fataka -- UK )


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After "Exta", where saxophonist John Butcher and electronics artist Thomas Lehn met with pianist John Tilbury, the duo now meet with New York pianist Matthew Shipp for a distinct improvisational entanglement of Butcher's dense streams, Lehn's rich sound floor, and Shipp's thick repetitions.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.

Butcher, John + 13: Fluid Fixations
Butcher, John + 13:
Fluid Fixations

(Weight of Wax -- UK )


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Commissioned for the 2021 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, John Butcher's fantastic work for 14 improvisers of unique approach employs what Butcher refers to as "psychological orchestration"--imagining how each performer might respond to particular ideas & their sonic company--the score, which includes photographic imagery, directing specific solos, duos & small groupings.



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