Meniscus Records MNSCS 004 Music on seven occasions: selected duos and solos


John Butcher

John Butcher, tenor and soprano saxophone, in duo with: Gino Robair, percussion and preparations (tracks 1, 2); Alexander Frangenheim, double bass (track 3); Veryan Weston, piano (tracks 6, 7, 8); Thomas Lehn, analogue synthesizer (track 9); John Corbett, guitar (track 10); Jeb Bishop, trombone (track 11); Terri Kapsalis, violin (track 12); Fred Longberg-Holm, cello (track 13); Michael Zerang, multiple percussion, tubaphone (tracks 16, 17, 18).

  1. Phlogiston (05.08)
  2. Caloric (04.06)
  3. Late impromptu (03.37)
  4. 1rst singularity (03.17)
  5. 2nd singularity (02.39)
  6. Routemasters (04.23)
  7. Sea they think they hear (03.30)
  8. Gil thread dream (04.32)
  9. Anomolies in the customs of the day (07.11)
  10. The step sequence (04.24)
  11. The late approach (03.18)
  12. The interior design (02.53)
  13. The only way out (03.14)
  14. 3rd singularity (02.39)
  15. 4th singularity (02.21)
  16. Cold that bites (03.02)
  17. Shadow play (02.47)
  18. Clackchat (05.42)
Tracks 1 and 2 recorded at Guerrila Recording, Oakland, California on 22 June 1997; track 3 recorded at Gateway Studios, Kingston, UK on 28 July 1997; tracks 4 and 5 recorded at the Red Rose, London on 23 November 1997; tracks 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15 recorded at Conway Hall, London on 7 February 1998; track 9 recorded at the Red Rose, London on 18 February 1996; tracks 10, 11, 12 and 13 recorded at Air Wave Studios, Chicago on 30 June 1997; and tracks 16, 17 and 18 recorded at WNUR Studios, Evanston, IL on 1 July 1997.

Cover art (reproduced above) by Jaron Childs; design Amy Wencel.


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