Sanders' and Butcher's musical paths have been crossing for almost 25 years. In 1993 they performed and recorded in Steve Beresford's sextet, Fish of the Week - and in 2011 began working on Christian Marclay's Everyday.
In recent years a very fruitfull duo collaboration has been active - producing two live CDs.
Concert reviews -
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In 2014 Out of the Machine commissioned Butcher to write Tarab Cuts for the duo - a work that re-imagines and interacts with recordings of early Arabic classical and Sufi music.
In February 2006 they toured in a new project with cellist Okkyung Lee.
Two concert recordings 2010/11.
Mark Sanders - drums
John Butcher - saxophones
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The Squid's Ear
Recorded in concert in London, 2008.
John Butcher: saxophones
Mark Sanders: drums
2 Alex Ward: clarinet -
Roger Turner: drums
3 John Tchicai: tenor saxophone or bass clarinet
Tony Marsh: drums
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