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JOHN BUTCHER & JOHN EDWARDS
john butcher and john edwards photo
© pere pratdesaba - fundació joan miró, barcelona.

duo: Optic | Hit and Run | FOTC 2003
+ Last Dream of the Morning | On Air | somethingtobesaid | The First Two Gigs | A Brush With Dignity

Passionate, involving music, at the same time so carefully detailed and, dare I say, elegant.
Massimo Ricci - Touching Extremes

John Edwards and John Butcher first played together until 1997 - with Pat Thomas at the Room at the Top. Since then, they have worked in many contexts - but most often in duo or trio.

The Apophonics with Gino Robair

Sanders / Butcher / Edwards
"An astonishing sonic sound, as if the human sources of the music were born together.
Edwards, Sanders, Butcher - heartbeat, bloodstream, nerves and breath, the same organism, one nucleus."
Chris Searle / The MORNING STAR.


Last Dream of the Morning

Studio recording 2016.

Mark Sanders
John Butcher
John Edwards

Jazzwise | stereogum | WIRE | Downbeat | freejazzblog | Morning Star
squid's ear | all about jazz | SMT (PL)

On Air

Recorded for BBC Jazz on 3, Pinewood: 2012.

The Apophonics
Gino Robair
John Butcher
John Edwards

all about jazz 1 / 2 | london jazz | freejazzblog| the LIST
dusted | improv (HU)

Optic

Live at L'Archiduc, Brussels: 2001 and Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona: 2002

Steve Beresford's liner notes

Cadence | bagatellen | allmusic



Hit and Run

Hit and Run cover
DL at Destination Out.
Recorded at the FMP Total Music Meeting, Berlin: 1999
John Edwards & John Butcher
John Edwards & Paul Dunmall
Butcher/Dunmall/Edwards

Steve Lake's liner notes

Jazz Word | allmusic


Freedom of the City 2003 - small groups

FOTC cover
order CD via Emanem.
One duo track (18:55) on a double CD compilation from London's Freedom of the City festival.

"Saxophone and double bass duos can't get better than Butcher and John, especially when they explore the realms of droning resonance and dark-alley polyphony while knotting fingers and tongue in complex marvellous new languages; in that sense their Spokes could be the top of this selection."
Massimo Ricci - Touching Extremes




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