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John Butcher

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BBC Radio 3
Broadcast on Monday 20 October, and then online for another month.

Evan Parker and I both play solo pieces and talk together with Jez Nelson.

Jazz on 3.


60 CAME FAST
Very pleased to have put together a couple of Cafe Oto nights this coming November, apropos of compensating for turning 60.
Some wonderful friends and colleagues will be joining me.

28 NOVEMBER.
 JB + Rhodri Davies
 Angharad Davies + Magda Mayas
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 JB+ dieb13 + Gino Robair

29 NOVEMBER.
 JB +Dominic Lash / Guillaume Viltard / Olie Brice
 Gino Robair + Adam Bohman + Rhodri Davies
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 "Vellum" - JB + Magda Mayas + Tony Buck


TARAB CUTS
In 2011 I produced a 15 minute piece for saxophone and sound files, commissioned (by Performa/Tarek Atoui) as a modern day response to the classical Arabic music in the private collection of Kamal Kassar. It visited New York, Sharjah and London.
Out of the Machine recently asked me to extend this to a full length concert work, Tarab Cuts, utilising additional recordings and sources.

With drummer Mark Sanders joining me, we have performed at Bristol New Music, Glasgow Counterflows and The Holland Festival.

Still to come:
BARCELONA - l'Auditori - 24 October
LONDON - EFG London Jazz Festival, Purcell Room - 14 November
RIO de JANIERO - Novas Frequencias - 05 December

WIRE review | Counterflows interview


ROUTING LYNN
2014 got off to a bracing start (3 Jan) with an early morning visit to Roughting Linn in Northumberland.
Rhodri Davies and I had the pleasure of being recorded by Chris Watson to prepare material for our performance on March's AV Festival in Newcastle.

The concert will be released later in the year on the Japanese Ftarri label - who released our last duo Carliol.

Photo: by Maggie Watson.



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The Natural Order

Recorded Oakland, CA - 2009.

Fred Frith: guitar
John Butcher: saxophones

Released by Northern Spy

tiny mix tapes | Blurt


Routing Lynn

Recorded Gateshead, 2014.

Rhodri Davies: harps
John Butcher: saxophones

Released by Ftarri


Quintet / Sextet / Duos

Live at Cafe Oto, London 2009.

Otomo Yoshihide: guitar / Sachiko M: sampler
Evan Parker: saxophones / John Edwards: bass / Tony Marsh: drums
John Butcher: saxophones

tiny mix tapes | free jazz


On Air

BBC studio recording: Pinewood, 2012.

THE APOPHONICS

Gino Robair
: energised surfaces and synth
John Butcher: saxophones
John Edwards: bass

all about jazz ( 1 ) ( 2 ) | london jazz | free jazz


Live in Morden Tower

Live recording: Newcastle, 2013.

COMMON OBJECTS

Rhodri Davies: electric harp
Lee Patterson: amplified devices and processes
John Butcher: saxophones and amplifier

just outside | Free Jazz | improv sphere


exta
order CD from FATAKA.
Exta

Studio recording: London, 2012.

John Tilbury: piano
Thomas Lehn: synthesisers
John Butcher: saxophones

Dalston Sound | Wire | sound of music | free jazz | apex


Nachtigall

Live and Studio recordings: Antwerp, 2013.

Joachim Badenhorst: c;arinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
John Butcher: saxophones
Paul Lytton: percussion


Plume

Two trios, recorded in concert - London 2007 & 2011.

Tony Buck: drums and percussion
John Butcher: saxophones
Magda Mayas: piano
Burkhard Stangl: guitar

Dusted | sound of music | probably, not probably | KFJC | Improv Sphere
Heavy Mental | The Liminal


Shortening Distance

John Butcher - saxophones
Leonel Kaplan - trumpet
Christof Kurzmann - ppooll

Recorded in Ulrichsberg, Austria.

improv sphere | just outside | jazz word


Ftarri Collection 1

John Butcher / Toshimau Nakamura / Tetuzi Akiyama - one track (22:27)
Sugimoto / Iiada / Unami / Nakamura - one track (23:02)
Otomo Yoshihide / Nakamura / Ryu Hankil - one track (27:43)

Recorded in Super Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan.

improv sphere


 Concerts 2014  << news | << new recordings
Part of THE EX Festival
:: 11 DECEMBER - LONDON.
Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8.

Student Concert.
:: 14 DECEMBER - BASEL.
(Workshop 12/13 Dec)
Musik-Akademie, Basel, Switzerland

Solo
:: 20 DECEMBER - TURKU.
HIMERA, Sibelius Museum, Turku, Finland

 Concerts 2015  << news | << new recordings
With Dominic Lash & John Russell
:: 15 JANUARY - CANTERBURY.
free range, Canterbury, UK.

Mark Sanders Duo
:: 17 JANUARY - LUXEMBOURG.
Plus screening of "Taking the Dog for a Walk"
opderschmelz, Luxembourg.

With Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin - details
:: 22 JANUARY - ZURICH.
kunstraum walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland.
:: 23 JANUARY - FREIBURG.
gallery schnieder, Wilhelmstrasse 17A, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
:: 24 JANUARY - TAUBENBACH.
zoglau 3, Taubenbach / Reut, Germany.
:: 25 JANUARY - MUNICH.
Offene Ohren, Munich, Germany.

Solo
:: 01 FEBRUARY - FORLI.
area sismia, Forli, Italy

With Mark Sanders & John Edwards
:: 05 FEBRUARY - LONDON.
Vortex, London, UK



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