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John Butcher

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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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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

Trio with Okkyung Lee and Chris Corsano
:: 21 AUGUST - LONDON.
Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8.

Solo
:: 23 AUGUST - GATESHEAD.
A Better Noise, 6:30 pm, Dunstan Straiths, Gateshead.

Trio with Sophie Agnel & Albert Markos
:: 05 SEPTEMBER - BUDAPEST.
Ujbuda Jazz Festival, Budapest, Hungary.

Christian Marclay's Everyday -
photos
:: 11 SEPTEMBER - BERN.
Bienalle Bern, Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland.

Solo
:: 13 SEPTEMBER - NEWHAVEN.
Fort Process, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DS.

Trio with Wilbert de Joode & Martin Blume
:: 01 OCTOBER - MUNICH.
Offene Ohren, Munich, Germany.
:: 02 OCTOBER - BOCHUM.
Museum, Bochum, Germany.

With the Lana Trio at the Match&Fuse Festival
:: 04 OCTOBER - LONDON.
Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8.

Solo to a video by Doffy Weir
:: 05 OCTOBER - LONDON.
100 Years Gallery, 3:30 pm, 13 Pearson Street, Hoxton, London E2.

Günter Christmann's VARIO 50
:: 11 OCTOBER 8 pm - HANNOVER.
:: 12 OCTOBER 11 am - HANNOVER.
Galerie KUBUS, Hannover, Germany.
:: 13 OCTOBER 8 pm - BERLIN.
Exploratorium, Berlin, Germany.

Tarab Cuts with Mark Sanders
:: 24 OCTOBER - BARCELONA.
hcmf// a Barcelona, l'Auditori, Barcelona, Spain.

Solo
:: 30 OCTOBER - BELFAST.
(Workshop on 29 OCTOBER)
SARC, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Tarab Cuts with Mark Sanders
:: 14 NOVEMBER - LONDON.
EDF London Jazz Festival, Purcell Room, London.

Gino Robair Duo
:: 22 NOVEMBER - BRISTOL.
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol.

Gino Robair / Rhodri Davies Trio
:: 26 NOVEMBER - NEWCASTLE.
venue TBD

Gino Robair Duo
:: 27 NOVEMBER - GLASGOW.
Glasgow, Scotland.



60th Birthday Concerts - Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8.

28 NOVEMBER.

 JB + Rhodri Davies
 Angharad Davies + Magda Mayas
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 JB + dieb13 + Gino Robair Trio

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


Tarab Cuts with Mark Sanders
:: 05 DECEMBER - RIO de JANEIRO.
(+ Talk on 06 December)
Novas Frequencias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Eddie Prevost / Guillaume Viltard Trio
:: 09 DECEMBER - LONDON.
The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London.

Part of THE EX Festival
:: 11 DECEMBER - LONDON.
Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8.



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