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British saxophonist John Butcher was born in Brighton, and currently resides in London. He is most famous for his free improvisations, especially his solo performances, which involve the use of extended techniques such as multiphonics. He has also written pieces for Chris Burn's Ensemble, Polwechsel, and the Rova Saxophone Quartet.

He began playing saxophone while studying physics at Surrey University, gaining an enthusiasm for jazz through hearing music such as John Surman, Stan Tracey and Louis Moholo, and working in… read more

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  • 2 deep 4 me
  • he makes the silence more deafening and music more silent....love it!
  • http://www.lastfm.ru/music/third+view/negative+premonition some free music from russia sibiria very intresting
  • Resonant Spaces is one of my absolute favorite albums of 2008.
  • Great player - great music!!!
  • Cactus flower etc is [artist]Jon Butcher[/artist], not John. get your damn tags right.

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