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On Air

Label: Weight of Wax
Released: 2014
Track listing: Fires Were Set; Met By Moonlight; London Melodies.

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The Apophonics: On Air

Read "On Air" reviewed by John Sharpe

In On Air, radical English saxophonist John Butcher combines two favorite pairings into a threesome which explores a fresh take on the traditional sax/bass/drums model. When Californian percussionist Gino Robair first performed with Butcher in a 1997 recording session in Oakland, something clicked and they have toured extensively since, releasing three duo CDs and nine in ...

On Air

Label: Weight of Wax
Released: 2013
Track listing: Fires Were Set; Met By Moonlight; London Melodies.

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The Apophonics: On Air

Read "On Air" reviewed by John Eyles

For those who do not recognise the group name, let's introduce The Apophonics--on saxophones, from London, England, John Butcher... on bass, also from London, England, John Edwards... and, on energised surfaces and synth, from San Francisco, California, drummer Gino Robair. The more savvy reader will have spotted that On Air is released on Weight ...

Invisible Ear

Label: Weight of Wax
Released: 2010
Track listing: Swan Style; Cup Anatomical; What Remains; Streamers; A Controversial Fix For...; ...Shrilling Reed Freakout; The Importance Of Gossip; Dark Field; Bright Field; Magnetic Bottle; Sprinkler; Atelier.

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John Butcher: Invisible Ear

Read "Invisible Ear" reviewed by John Eyles

It is a pleasure to welcome John Butcher's Invisible Ear back into circulation on his own label. Originally released in 2003 as a limited edition on the Italian label Fringes, it has long been unavailable. For Butcher aficionados or followers of improvised saxophone, the album makes essential listening. Butcher has long been an intrepid explorer of ...

Cavern With Nightlife

Label: Weight of Wax
Released: 2004
Track listing: Ideoplast; Ashfall; Mustard Bath; Ejecta; Practical Luxury.

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John Butcher & Toshimaru Nakamura: Cavern with Nightlife

Read "Cavern with Nightlife" reviewed by AAJ Staff

British saxophonist John Butcher has an exceptional ear for nuance and color on his instrument, and for that reason any new record is worth checking out. His approach to music draws from free improv, electroacoustic, and creative modern classical approaches, making it hard to classify, but it's generally quite abstract and involved, especially in timbre and ...


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