Joe McPhee / John Butcher

An exclusive performance and release of the duet of Joe McPhee and John Butcher in 2010; At The Hill Of James Mageen (TR174) was recorded in an art complex in the middle of the West Texas desert.

Joe McPhee – alto sax
John Butcher – tenor sax

John McPhee (US)
Since his emergence on the creative jazz and new music scene in the late ‘60s, Joe McPhee has been a deeply emotional composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist, as well as a thoughtful conceptualist and theoretician.

John Butcher (UK)
John Butcher's work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked pieces and explorations with feedback, unusual acoustics and non-concert locations. Originally a physicist, he left academia in '82, and has since collaborated with hundreds of musicians.