Gino Robair & John Butcher

Ausland, Berlin 2019 - from photos by Cristina Marx / Photomusix

Gino Robair

Robair and Butcher have had a remarkably fruitful collaboration for almost 25 years, especially considering the 5000 miles between their homes - in Walnut Creek and Acton.
Their duo has toured the USA and Europe and a number of valuable trios have developed in the studio and on the road. The first with the late bassist Mathew Sperry and the latest with Thomas Lehn.

Trios

The Apophonics with John Edwards
The Open Secret with dieb13
+ Phil Minton

+ Thomas Lehn
+ Miya Masaoka
+ Derek Bailey
+ Matthew Sperry

We’re treated to a frenetic outburst of scrunching and metallic and scratching from Robair, which is strafed by Butcher’s scrambled gargles. We seem to have dropped down to micro scale, the sounds of an insect village. Soon after, we’re back in the room, with groovy tom rolls and wide open skronky blasts. I like this section in a kind of Cab-Calloway-meets-AMM way, but it’s soon dismantled in a cacophony of brassy crashes.
LOUDER THAN WAR - Paul Margree

As cutting-edge as it gets: extremely demanding, often harsh on the ear, shocking, highly unstable, and even frustrating at times. But it never gets pretentious.
ALL MUSIC - Francois Couture.

Shaped & Chased
Shaped & Chased art
In trio with Thomas Lehn
coming soon
Blasphemious Fragments
Blasphemious Fragments art
In trio with Phil Minton
CD

NYCJR
Point of Departure

A Geography for Plays
A geography for Plays art
The Open Secret with dieb13
CD

Free Jazz Blog
Dusted

On Air
On Air art
The Apophonics
with John Edwards
CD / DL

All About Jazz / Dusted

Guerilla Mosaics
Guerilla Mosaics art
In trio with Miya Masaoka
DL

Paris Transatlantic

New Oakland Burr
New Oakland Burr art
Duo
CD / DL

All Music

Liverpool (Bluecoat) Concert
Liverpool (Bluecaot) Concert art
Duo
DL
12 Milagritos
12 Milagritos art
In trio with Matthew Sperry
CD / DL

Opprobrium / All Music

Scrutables
Scrutables art
In trio with Derek Bailey
DL

NYCJR / Sunday Times
Paris Transatlantic
Jazzword / Point of Departure

Bottle Breaking Heart Leap
Bottle Breaking Heart Leap art
Duo
DL

Louder Than War
Free Jazz Blog

27.11.13
27.11.13 art
The Apophonics
with John Edwards
DL

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