June 29th, 2012 | Published in Blog
From the Jazz on 3 website: “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.”
Monday 2 July – BBC Radio 3 – Jazz on 3
23:00 and online for a week.
The Apophonics: John Butcher | Gino Robair | John Edwards
50 minute session (and interviews) recorded in May.
On the subject of John Butcher, here’s a great little video featuring a duo performance with Thomas Lehn: