Listen: John Butcher's Trace album

September 2012

Stream the improvising saxophonist's entire Trace album, originally released on cassette by the Tapeworm label. Butcher is the subject of The Wire 344 Invisible Jukebox, tested by Clive Bell.

"Merri" (parts I, II and III) feature Butcher on tenor and soprano saxophones and were recorded in concert 30 October, 2009 at L’Eglise Saint-Merri, Paris by Augustin Muller. "More Of An Urge Than An Idea" is Butcher on saxophone using controlled feedback and piano. It was recorded 10 February, 2010 at Bernie’s Boudoir in London.

The tracks were originally released in 2010 as an album on the Tapeworm cassette label, called Trace. Read Butcher's Portal links here.

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Listen: John Butcher's Trace album

Stream the improvising saxophonist's entire Trace album, originally released on cassette by the Tapeworm label. Butcher is the subject of The Wire 344 Invisible Jukebox, tested by Clive Bell.

Links: John Butcher's Portal

Browse the improvising sax player's top picks of the web. John Butcher is the subject of The Wire 344's Invisible Jukebox, tested by Clive Bell.

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Two Faster Than Sound events take place at Snape Maltings in Suffolk this month, featuring The Wire 332 cover artist Christian Marclay with Steve Beresford, John Butcher, Mark Sanders, Alan Tomlinson and Suffolk Phoenix Brass on 1 October (4pm, £12), followed by Roly Porter (of Vex'd), Cynthia Millar and Rod Maclachlan on 29 October (6:30pm, £10).