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Scene and Recalled | Optic | Hit and Run | FOTC 2003
Crucial Anatomy | 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

Last Dream of the Morning with Mark Sanders.
"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.

TRIO recordings

Crucial Anatomy

Cafe Oto, London, 2018.

Last Dream of the Morning
John Butcher / John Edwards / Mark Sanders

Salt Peanuts | The New Noise | Marlbank | Point of Departure | Jazzwise
WIRE | Morning Star | freejazzblog | NYCJR | T.M.S. (PL) | Citizen Jazz (FR)

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)

DUO recordings

Scene and Recalled

Cafe Oto (2009) and Red Rose Club (1999).


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.
FMP Total Music Meeting, Berlin: 1999

John Edwards & John Butcher
John Edwards & Paul Dunmall

Steve Lake's liner notes

Jazz Word | allmusic

Freedom of the City 2003 - small groups

FOTC cover
buy CD from Emanem.
Duo set (18:55) on a double CD compilation of the 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