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John Butcher


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.

The Portal

Links: John Butcher's Portal

September 2012

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.


John Butcher appeals for photos

John Butcher is looking for photos of himself performing with drummer Mark Sanders at Freedom Of The City Festival in 2010. The photos are to be...


John Butcher receives PHF Award

John Butcher has been announced as a recipient of the 2011 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award, receiving £45,000 over the next three years. The award...


Faster Than Sound: Christian Marclay & Roly Porter performance primers

September 2011

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).


Derek Bailey Release Launch

Incus Records hosts a celebration of their reissued live recording of a 1983 solo Bailey performance, Concert In Milwaukee . Originally produced...