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Way Out Northwest
butcher, müller, schyff

John Butcher - Torsten Muller - Dylan van der Schyff

"heavenly labials in a world of gutturals"
Brian Morton - WIRE

The White Spot | Way Out Northwest | Points, Snags and Windings (duo)


At the suggestion of writer Jon Morgan, Butcher & van der Schyff played in duo on the 2000 Vancouver Jazz Festival, and the next day recorded Points, Snags and Windings. A UK concert at London's Vortex, and back in Vancouver soon followed.

In 2007 they revived their musical relationship in a trio with Torsten Müller - christened Way Out Northwest.
Their eponymous debut CD was recorded live at Vancouver's Western Front. Other concerts include Victoria and Gabriola Islands, Edmonton, Ottawa, Portland and Seattle, where they recorded The White Spot.


The White Spot

Sonarchy Radio, Seattle, 2008.

John Butcher - saxophones
Torsten Muller - contrabass
Dylan van der Schyff - drums

Point of Departure | jazz word | Gapplegate

Way Out Northwest

Live at the 2007 Vancouver Jazz Festival.

John Butcher - saxophones
Torsten Muller - contrabass
Dylan van der Schyff - drums

WIRE | Dusted | cokemachineglow

Number 8 in The Factual Opinion's Top Ten Abrasive Albums From 2008.

Points, Snags & Windings

Recorded in Vancouver, Canada - 2000.

John Butcher - saxophones
Dylan van der Schyff - drums

Sam Prestianni's Jazziz article | Harvey Pekar's Jazz Times review


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