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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.


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At the Hill of James Magee
Live in the West Texas desert.

Joe McPhee - alto sax
John Butcher - tenor sax


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.


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Visionary Fantasies
Live at Iklectik.

Eddie Prévost / John Butcher


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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

Edwards/Sanders/Butcher
:: 11 JANUARY - CAMBRIDGE.
Listen!, Unitarian Church, Cambridge, UK.

S4
:: 15 JANUARY - LONDON.
Cafe Oto, Dalston, London.

With Yoni Silver
:: 23 JANUARY - LONDON.
Iklectik, London.

With Solo.
:: 31 JANUARY - AARHUS.
TAPE, Aarhus, Denmark.

With Rhodri Davies.
:: 2 FEBRUARY - COPENHAGEN.
Vinterjazz, Kulturhuset Pilegården, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Phil Minton Quartet.
:: 7 FEBRUARY - PARIS.
Instant Chavires, Paris, France.
:: 8 FEBRUARY - LUXEMBOURG.
Philharmonie, Luxembourg.

With Douglas Benford, Mandhira de Saram & Hannah Marshall
:: 10 FEBRUARY - LONDON.
100 Years Gallery, London.

The Phil Minton Quartet.
:: 12 FEBRUARY - OSLO.
Oslo, Norway.
:: 15 FEBRUARY - VIENNA.
Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria.
:: 16 FEBRUARY - ULRICHSBERG.
Jazzatelier, Ulrichsberg, Austria.

With David Toop & Lucie Stepankova
Performance within the Mario Metz exhibition Igloos.
:: 21 FEBRUARY - MILAN.
Hanger Bicocca, Milan, Italy.

"Decay" - by Claudia Molitor.
With Claudia Molitor and Tullis Rennie
:: 24 FEBRUARY - LONDON.
Iklectik, London.

With Riccardo La Foresta
:: 1 MARCH - PADUA.
Centro d'Arte, Teatro Torresino, Padua, Italy.
:: 2 MARCH - DOBIA.
Dobia, Italy.

With Max Eastley / Lawrence Casserley plus Alison Blunt / Hannah Marshall duo.
:: 10 MARCH - LONDON.
Iklectik, London.

Dyln van der Schyff duo - Horse Improv Club
:: 12 MARCH - LONDON.
Iklectik, London.

With Chris Burn and Mark Sanders
:: 16 MARCH - LE HAVRE.
Le Havre, France.

With Mark Sanders
A performance of Tarab Cuts.
:: 29 MARCH - BEIRUT.
Irtijal Festival, Beirut, Lebanon.


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