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Calendar, Night&Day Sax Appeal

Sax Appeal

"Wind experimentation has got a bad reputation," says U.K. saxophonist John Butcher, "from players who just demonstrate novel sounds, rather than put them to use. ... I always try to use this kind of material." He illustrates his point on…
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Music, Tales from the Junkyard

Tales from the Junkyard

At the first sight of Alco Iron & Metal Co, Gino Robair's heart rate spikes and his eyes glass over like a Toys R Us kid on a holiday bender. The found-sound percussionist loves to climb all over the San…
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Wolfgang Fuchs Add to that list of dangerous European improvisers invading our shores of late -- John Butcher, Gianni Gebbia, Luc Houtkamp, Peter van Bergen -- the frighteningly articulate Wolfgang Fuchs from Germany. His Bits & Pieces: Solo & Duets,…
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John Butcher U.K. saxophonist John Butcher is a lethal improviser in the Evan Parker tradition. Like Parker, he can build great tension-spiked soundscapes at hushed dynamic levels. As his fingers gallop across the keys and breath rushes through the horn's…
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