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BUILDING A JAZZ LIBRARY
A feature at All About Jazz for the series Building a Jazz Library - by John Eyles.

A look at 16 releases drawn from 30 years - 1987 to 2017.

News from the Shed ... to ... Keiji Haino.


RESONANT SPACES
Available as a Download for the first time.

Includes a 16 page PDF with:
Colour photos from the Arika tour of Scotland and the Orkneys
Introduction by Barry Esson.
Liner notes byBiba Kopf.
Essay by Stuart Broomer.

Originally released on CD (2008) by Confront and on LP (2017) by Blume.


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Fictional Souvenirs
Iklectik, London - 2017.

Pat Thomas - Moog Theremini & iPad based electronics
John Butcher - soprano and tenor saxophone
Ståle Liavik Solberg - drums and percussion

Jazzwise | Salt Peanuts | all about jazz

Blasphemious Fragments
SNAP studios - 2017.

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

Point of Departure

rimouski cds2018 in Quebec.

How does this happen?
with Eric Normand & Philippe Lauzier.

Facons (double CD) with GGRIL, the 20+ Rimouski band.
CD1 - pieces by Isaiah Ceccarelli & Xavier Charles
CD2 - "Local Fixations" by John Butcher.

I have a few copies. Please email if interested.

drunk on dreams
buy LP / DL from Cejero
Drunk on Dreams
Radio France, Paris - 2016.
White Vinyl LP

John Butcher / Rhodri Davies


Norman Records | DOWNBEAT | Toneshift

A Geography for Plays
RAK Studios, London, 2014.

The Open Secret
Gino Robair
John Butcher
dieb13

freejazz | dusted | Jazzword


mcphee, butcher cover
buy CD from TROST
At the Hill of James Magee
Live in the West Texas desert.

Joe McPhee - alto sax
John Butcher - tenor sax

freejazzblog | tiny mix tapes | all about jazz | WIRE | Downbeat | Morning Star

Tarab Cuts
Vinyl LP (45 rpm)

A Between the Skies 13:56 -- BUTCHER: saxes, sound files.
B Under the Walls 14:08 -- SANDERS: drums, BUTCHER: feedback, sound files

These pieces were later developed for a live presentation also called Tarab Cuts.
LP purchase includes a free download of a performance of this.

"Not just a ghostly meditation on nostalgia and the ephemeral nature of culture, it's also a carefully constructed investigation into the Arab concept of tarab, the merging of music and emotional transformation"  WIRE - Daniel Spicer.


Skullmarks
Pitt Rivers, Oxford - 2016.

COMMON OBJECTS:
John Butcher / Angharad Davies / Rhodri Davies / Lina Lapelyte
Lee Patterson/ Pat Thomas

See the objects used in the score.

Jazz Wise | Dusted


Low Yellow
Live in Ljubljana

Martin Blume / Wilbert de Joode / John Butcher

freejazzblog | Jazzword | Point of Departure | Dusted | SMT (PL) (PL)
Light Never Bright Enough

Live at Cafe Oto

Keiji Haino
John Butcher

Wire | freejazz blog | Musicworks
 Concerts  << news | << new recordings
2019

With Olie Brice.
:: 15 SEPTEMBER - LONDON.
Plus Hannah Marshall/Alex Bonney
100 Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street, London E2, UK.

With Mazen Kerbaj.
:: 24 SEPTEMBER - LONDON.
Cafe Oto, London.

With Wilbert de Joode & Martin Blume.
:: 26 SEPTEMBER - SAARBRÜCKEN.
Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany.
:: 27 SEPTEMBER - BERLIN.
Jazz Keller 69, Berlin, Germany.
:: 28 SEPTEMBER - SCHWERIN.
schleswig holstein house, Schwerin, Germany.

With Paul Lovens / Jacques Demierre / Florian Stoffner.
A celebration for Paul Lovens 70th Birthday.
:: 4 OCTOBER - AACHEN.
GZM / Klangbrücke, Aachen, Germany.

With Paul Lovens / Erhard Hirt.
A further celebration for Paul Lovens 70th Birthday.
:: 6 OCTOBER - MÜNSTER.
blackbox / c.u.b.a., Münster, Germany.

With Stäle Liavik Solberg and Kaja Draksler
:: 21 OCTOBER - TRONDHEIM.
Fri Form, Trondheim, Norway.
:: 22 OCTOBER - OSLO.
Blow Out, Oslo, Norway.

With Max Eastley and Terry Day.
Part of RESOFEST - a benefit for Resonance fm.
:: 25 OCTOBER - LONDON.
Cafe Oto, London.

With John Edwards & Mark Sanders.
:: 31 OCTOBER - MONTREUIL.
Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France.
:: 2 NOVEMBER - BRUSSELS.
Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium.
:: 3 NOVEMBER - BRUGGES.
Soulbar Parazzar, Brugges, Belgium.

With Lasse Marhaug.
Part of Christian Marclay's ASSEMBLY.
:: 10 NOVEMBER - LONDON.
Somerset House, London.

With John Edwards & Mark Sanders.
:: 14 NOVEMBER - CANTERBURY.
Free Range, Canterbury, UK.

DECAY with Claudia Molitor / Tullis Rennie / Alison Blunt.
:: 16 NOVEMBER - HUDDERSFIELD.
HCMF, Bates Mill, Huddersfield, UK.
Solo with HISS.
:: 18 NOVEMBER - HUDDERSFIELD.
HCMF, Phipps Hall, Huddersfield, UK.
S4.
:: 20 NOVEMBER - HUDDERSFIELD.
HCMF, St. Paul's, Huddersfield, UK.

With Dominic Lash.
:: 23 NOVEMBER - TIDCOMBE.
St. Michael's Church, Tidcombe, Wiltshire, UK.



Duo with Sophie Agnel.
Trio with Gino Robair. & Thomas Lehn
:: 29 NOVEMBER - BERLIN.

Trio with Tony Buck & Magda Mayas.
Quartet with Liz Allbee, Marta Zapparoli & Ignaz Schick.
:: 30 NOVEMBER - BERLIN.

AUSLAND, Berlin, Germany.


With John Edwards & Mark Sanders.
:: 15 DECEMBER - FORLI.
Area Sismica, Forli, Italy.



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