phil minton & John Butcher

Vancouver - collage by Brad Winter.

Minton / Butcher / Hirt play music of  uncompromising abstraction, free-improvised, at the edge. Yet surreal motifs keep surfacing: echoes of morgues and murder.
Hi-Fi News - Ben Watson

Phil Minton

Minton and Butcher first improvised together in 1984 in the upstairs room of the Roebuck, a pub on the Tottenham Court Road, and in 1999 they recorded the duo CD Apples of Gomorrah.
They continue to meet in a wide range of projects - notably the long-standing Phil Minton Quartet, with Roger Turner and Veryan Weston. Since 1994 they’ve performed “mouthfull of ecstasy”, a piece inspired by Finnegans Wake.

What Jonny Cash was to Folsom prison, these guys are to Bedlam.
(P.M. Quartet) Pulse - Art Lange

A trio with German guitarist Erhard Hirt toured for 15 years and released “Two Concerts”.
Most recently, a trio with Gino Robair met in the studio to produce “Blasphemious Fragments”.

Minton / Butcher / Hirt play music of  uncompromising abstraction, free-improvised, at the edge. Yet surreal motifs keep surfacing: echoes of morgues and murder.
Hi-Fi News - Ben Watson

Blasphemious Fragments
Blasphemious Fragments
In trio with Gino Robair
CD

NYCJR / Point of Departure

Apples of Gomorrah
Apples of Gomorrah
Duo
DL

Jazz Live / All Music

Two Concerts
Apples of Gomorrah
In trio with Erhard Hirt

Penguin Guide To Jazz
Sleeve Notes (Markus Müller)

Mouthfull of Ecstasy
Mouthfull of ecstasy

Coda / Pulse

Phil Minton Quartet

phil minton quartet

The Phil Minton Quartet dive head-first into a cauldron of improvised sounds that bubble and spurt with exquisite abandon.
Pulse - Art Lange.

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