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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.


CD round up
Bill Meyer reviews (pdf) 4 new release in the December 2017 WIRE.

Immediate Landscapes with Akio Suzuki
Last Dream of the Morning with John Edwards & Mark Sanders
The Catastrophe of Minimalism with Damon Smith & Weasel Walter
Light Never Bright Enough with Keiji Haino.


 New recordings << news | concerts >>
rimouski cdsCDs from my 2018 visit to Quebec.
How does this happen?
trio with Eric Normand & Philippe Lauzier.

Facons (double CD) with GGRIL, the 20+ Rimouski improvising Orchestra.
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


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

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 emphemeral 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


visionary fantasies cover
buy CD from Matchless
Visionary Fantasies
Live at Iklectik.

Eddie Prévost / John Butcher

Jazz Wise | WIRE | freejazzblog


a geography of plays cover
buy CD/DL from Rastascan
A Geography for Plays
RAK Studios.

The Open Secret:
Gino Robair / John Butcher / dieb13

freejazz | dusted | Jazzword


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
Into Darkness

Live at IKLECTIK

STRAY
Butcher / Lash / Russell / Solberg

all about jazz | free jazz | Point of Departure | dusted
The Catastrophe of Minimalism - Live recording, Oakland, CA.

Damon Smith
John Butcher
Weasel Walter

freejazz blog

Immedite Landscapes - Live recording, Scotland, Orkneys, Tokyo.

Akio Suzuki
John Butcher

freejazz | grisli | Squid's Ear

Last Dream of the Morning - Studio recording, London.

John Edwards
John Butcher
Mark Sanders

Jazzwise | stereogum | WIRE | Downbeat | freejazzblog | Morning Star
squid's ear | all about jazz | SMT (PL)

 Concerts  << news | << new recordings
2019

Solo
:: 19 MAY - VICTORIAVILLE.
FIMAV, Victoriaville, Canada.

Steve Beresford duo.
:: 29 MAY - LONDON.
Iklectik, London.

With Burkhard Beins and Werner Dafeldecker
:: 18 JUNE - LEIPZIG.
Kulturnhalle, Leipzig, Germany.
:: 19 JUNE - BERLIN.
km28, Berlin, Germany.

With Eddie Prevost / Hannah Marshall / N.O. Moore.
:: 26 JUNE - LONDON.
Iklectik, London.

Time of Music, Viitasaari, Finland
I will be teaching an improvisation course 1-7 July.
Rhodri Davies duo.
:: 3 JULY - VIITASAARI.
Thomas Lehn duo.
:: 5 or 7 JULY - VIITASAARI.

With Olie Brice.
:: 31 JULY - BRIGHTON.
Safehouse, Brighton, England.

Solo
:: 2 or 3 or 4 AUGUST - BRAZIERS PARK.
Supernormal, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire, UK.

With Ståle Liavik Solberg & Barre Philips.
:: 15 AUGUST - OSLO.
Blow Out, Oslo, Norway.

With John Edwards & Mark Sanders.
:: 16 AUGUST - LONDON.
Cafe Oto, London.

With Olie Brice.
:: 15 SEPTEMBER - LONDON.
Plus Hannah Marshall/Alex Bonney
100 Years Gallery, London, England.

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

With Wilbert de Joode & Martin Blume.
:: 26 SEPTEMBER - SAARBRÜCKEN.
Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany.
:: 27 SEPTEMBER - BERLIN.
Berlin, Germany.
:: 28 SEPTEMBER - SCHWERIN.
Schwerin, Germany.

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

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 Ståle Liavik Solberg & Agnes Hvisdalek.
:: 6 NOVEMBER - London.
Cafe Oto, London, UK.

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

DECAY with Claudia Molitor / Tullis Rennie / Alison Blunt.
:: 16 NOVEMBER - HUDDERSFIELD.
HCMF, Huddersfield, UK.



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