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John Butcher & Eddie Prévost
john butcher and eddie prévost
egg farm, fukaya saitama, japan. september 2010.

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Although Eddie Prévost and John Butcher shared the stage at Derek Bailey's 1990 London Company Week they didn't perform together again until March 2005 - in duo at Goldie's Oligarch in the East London Foundry. Eddie chose to work with tam-tam, bowed cymbals and drum resonators - as heard on their CD interworks.
Additionally, they have recorded in trio with John Tilbury - Eddie's AMM partner for over 20 years in - for a BBC broadcast, and for the CD Trinity.


In 2009 this trio was joined by Christian Wolff and Ute Kanngiesser for a concert on London's Freedom of the City festival (released as Sounding Music by AMM).

The duo played a memorable Japanese tour, organised by Hisashi Terauchi and reviewed by Kazue Yokoi at Jazz Tokyo. See tour photos.
In 2012 they performed in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Tilbury - Kanngeisser - Wolff - Butcher - Prévost.

Since 2011 they have also performed in a trio with bassist Guillaume Viltard with Prévost playing drum kit.

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Recorded at Network Theatre, London, England, 2011.

Eddie Prévost - drums
Guillaume Viltard - double bass
John Butcher - soprano and tenor saxophone

Point of Departure

sounding music

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Recorded at Conway Hall, London, England on 3th May 2009.

Christian Wolff - piano, bass guitar, melodica
John Tilbury - piano
Eddie Prévost - percussion
Ute Kanngiesser - cello
John Butcher - soprano and tenor saxophone

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Recorded at Gateway Studios, London: July 2005

John Butcher: tenor and soprano saxophones
Eddie Prévost: tam-tam and other percussion
Cover from "The Prospect of Whitby" by Terry Ellis.

"Butcher and Prévost are not the kind of musicians to turn in substandard performances, but even by their high standards this is a remarkably compelling disc. The recording renders the protesting metallic wail of Prévost's tam-tam and Butcher's disparate whispers, squelches, and immaculately joined multiphonic excursions as vivid as sunlight in the tropics." Signal to Noise - Bill Meyer


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Recorded at Trinity College of Music, Greenwich, England - 2008.

AMM: Eddie Prévost - percussion - John Tilbury piano
John Butcher - soprano and tenor saxophone

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