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Fixations (14)

by John Butcher

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First Bottle 03:52
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Third Bottle 12:55
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Last Bottle 06:11
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Robusta 05:36
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Liberica 05:03
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Almost New 03:35
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Nearly Art 03:48
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Sinking Down 02:18
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Flag a Ride 04:10
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Clarence 02:21

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John Butcher - saxophones
Original CD released on Emanem in 2001.
Solo performances 1997-2000.

Harvey Pekar's review in Jazz Times:
"Fixations (14) features material live from 1997 to 2000 on which John Butcher plays soprano and tenor saxes unaccompanied. Some of the pieces on the album, though improvised, resemble studies, in that various musical elements are stressed in them, like a particular extended technique or method of developing a line. Butcher's a skilled, original and creative artist who has developed a unique vocabulary of colors and textures.
But Butcher is a melodic player with a nice sense of motivic development, and doesn't need unusual sonorities to create a stimulating performance, however, as his lyrical "Woodland Drift" indicates. Butcher plays in an unused railway station on "The Train and the Gate Part 1" and "Part 2" and the location gives the work extra resonance: you can sometimes hear trains moving along in the background, accompanying the saxophonist."

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released January 5, 2020

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John Butcher London, UK

Improviser, Composer, Saxophonist.
Born in Brighton.
Lives in London.

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