I think John Butcher is one of the exciting saxophonists working today – particularly when preforming solo. During my years in London, I would do my best to never miss him. His understanding of the instrument, and manipulation of acoustic resonance, strays into territories touched by no other. Here are recordings of two sets from Issue Project room on 11/11/09. There’s nothing like being there, but given the medium, this is the best we’ll get. I hope you enjoy.
With members Eric Cadesky, Paul Hodge, John Kuypers, Miguel Frasconi, and Marvin Green on the CBC-TV show “Music to See.”
Phill Niblock & Dave Gearey – Max (1967)
Phill Niblock & Dave Gearey‘s incredible and disorienting avant-garde film from 1967, dedicated to the late percussionist, composer, and sound artist Max Neuhaus. Graced by a stunning soundtrack, it’s worth every minute. Dive in!