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John Butcher and Apophonics in Session

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 02 July 2012

Jez Nelson presents British saxophonist John Butcher and his Apophonics trio in session, featuring bassist John Edwards and Gino Robair on percussion. Butcher is one of the UK's most highly regarded saxophone improvisors and composers of the last thirty years, drawing on his background as a physicist to explore extreme acoustics and effects. The Apophonics grouping combines two of his favoured duos, recorded as a trio for the first time. California-based 'anti-percussionist' Gino Robair incorporates mechanical motors and bespoke cymbals into a regular drum set, while John Edwards is a singular force of the British improvising scene. All three explore the outer edges of the traditional vocabulary of their instruments, to craft deft and dynamic free improvisations.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Joby Waldman.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Roundup of New Releases

    • Image for Christian Scott
      00:01

      Christian Scott Jihad Joe

      Christian aTunde Adjuah, Concord

    • Image for Ravi Coltrane
      00:11

      Ravi Coltrane The Change, My Girl

      Spirit Fiction, Blue Note

    • Image for George Crowley Quartet
      00:17

      George Crowley Quartet B Flat Man

      Paper Universe, Whirlwind

    • Image for Pat Metheny
      00:26

      Pat Metheny 80/81

      80/81, ECM

    • Image for Pat Metheny
      00:27

      Pat Metheny New Year

      Unity Band, Nonesuch

  • The Apophonics session for Jazz on 3 recorded at the Phoenix Studios, London on 2 May 2012

    • Line-up: John Butcher (saxophone), John Edwards (bass), Gino Robair (drums/ percussion/synthesiser)

    • Image for The Apophonics
      00:35

      The Apophonics London Melody

      Composers: John Butcher, John Edwards, Gino Robair

  • Roundup of New Releases

    • Image for trioVD
      01:24

      trioVD Pet Shop Boys

      Maze, Naim

  • John Butcher at the Apophonics session

    John Butcher at the Apophonics session

  • Gino Robair at the Apophonics session

    Gino Robair at the Apophonics session

  • John Edwards at the Apophonics session

    John Edwards at the Apophonics session

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