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On Air - wow 05

Studio session recorded for BBC Radio 3 "Jazz on 3" - May 2012.


John Edwards - bass

John Butcher- saxophones

Gino Robair - energised surfaces & synth

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

Scrutables - wow 04

Previously unavailable 2000 studio session.

Derek Bailey - guitar

John Butcher - saxophones

Gino Robair - energised surfaces

New York City Jazz Review | The Watchful Ear | The Squid's Ear

all about jazz | Sunday Times | Point of Departure | Paris Transatlantic

Invisible Ear - wow 03

Reissue of the long out-of-print "fringes" 2003 limited issue.

John Butcher - saxophones; acoustic, close-miked, amplified, feedbacking.

Solo and multitracked.

Sleeve notes by David Toop.

Musicworks | Stylus | Dusted | Squid's Ear | Paris Transatlantic

all about jazz | Cyclic Defrost | Jazz Mann

somethingtobesaid - wow 02

Specially written for the JOHN BUTCHER GROUP, this is the first full performance of somethingtobesaid - recorded live at the HCMF in November 2008.

Chris Burn - piano
John Butcher - saxophones & pre-recordings
Gino Robair - percussion
John Edwards - bass
Thomas Lehn - synth
Dieb 13 - turntables
Clare Cooper - harp/guzheng
Adam Linson - bass & electronic processing.

Thanks to Graham McKenzie, Bert Palincx, Robert Abel.

.. singular and often strangely beautiful music.
Substantial too - like the loaf of bread in Philip Butcher's splendid painting on the cover.
Something said; something really worth saying.

Julian Cowley / WIRE.

WIRE | Point of Departure | Cyclic Defrost | horrible heaven | jazzmann

Cavern with Nightlife - wow 01

TWO CONCERTS recorded on tour in Japan, November 2002.

John Butcher:
Solo in the extraordinary acoustic of the Oya Stone Mountain, Utsunomiya.

Toshimaru Nakamura & John Butcher:
Their first meeting, at Super Deluxe Roppongi, Tokyo.

Thanks to Hisashi Terauchi.

Dusted | One Final Note | WIRE | Sandszine (Italy)

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