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JOHN BUTCHER & PHIL MINTON
minton and butcher
Sound 323 - © David Reid

"Vocals and saxophone dance with each other.
Sometimes they waltz, sometimes they trash, elsewhere they achieve a Butoh-like purity in stillness."
Francois Couture / allmusic


Blasphemious Fragments | Apples of Gomorrah | Two Concerts | mouthfull of ecstasy | Slur

Phil Minton and John Butcher first improvised together in 1984 - as part of a sound-poetry/music series in the upstairs room of the Roebuck, a pub on the Tottenham Court Road. In 2002 they released the duo CD Apples of Gomorrah, and continue to perform occasionally in duo.

In the intervening years they've played together in a wide range of projects. In particular - a trio (active since 1991) with German guitarist Erhard Hirt and the "Phil Minton Quartet" (with Veryan Weston and Roger Turner), originally formed for"mouthful of ecstasy" - a work inspired by Finnegans Wake.
This quartet has also released slur, a CD of free improvisations.

Most recently they recorded in trio with Gino Robair for a CD coming up in 2019.

Phil Minton Quartet

minton quartet
turner, butcher, minton, weston. katowice, poland.

What Jonny Cash was to Folsom prison, these guys are to Bedlam. Art Lange / Pulse


John Butcher / Phil Minton / Erhard Hirt

john butcher, phil minton, erhard hirt
© raymond mallentjer - free music fesival, antwerpen, 1995.

john butcher, phil minton, erhard hirt
© berislav simicic.


Apples of Gomorrah

apples of gomorrah cover
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Duo recordings from 1999, originally released as a CD on Grob.

Phil Minton - voice
John Butcher - saxophones

Blasphemious Fragments

Blasphemious Fragments cover
Due in 2019
SNAP studios - 2017.

Phil Minton - voice
John Butcher - saxophones
Gino Robair - percussion, electronics, piano

Slur

phil minton quartet slur cover
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Phil Minton - voice
John Butcher - saxophones
Veryan Weston - piano
Roger Turner - drums and percussion

this jamboree of like-minded bastard virtuosos.
Massimo Ricci - Touching Extremes

all about jazz

Mouthfull of Ecstasy

mouthfull of ecstasy cover Inspired by Finnegans Wake.

Phil Minton - voice
John Butcher - saxophones
Veryan Weston - piano
Roger Turner - drums and percussion


allmusic | CODA


Two Concerts

Concert recordings from 1995
Musique Action, Vandoeuvrve, France and Free Music Festival, Antwerp, Belgium

Phil Minton - voice
John Butcher - saxophones
Erhard Hirt - guitar

Markus Müller's liner notes

Jazz Times

This music is mythic - like an urban Utopia. Jazziz




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