The Jazz Butcher "What I do is not entertainment"
New Video: Black Raoul
June 2017 Jazz Butcher Quartet recording
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Last of the Gentleman Adventurers
Crowd-funded in under 12 hours, recorded on 2" tape, lush and warm..
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Who Loves You Now? - 2013-06-17 @ The Cake Shop, New York
Credit: John Leon
Side-Project Mayhem
Audio and artwork for the Wilson, Sumosonic, The Vaguely Familiar, Cambodia, and Black Eg projects have been added to the listening room


Interview: Last Day Deaf
Here's an interview with Pat ahead of the upcoming gig at The Continental.


Interviews from 1990 & 1992
Added to the archives: a few hoarded audio interviews:

1992 CBC professiona Brave New Waves Condition Blue-era interview.

1992 WNUR Chicago College radio interview with a couple of live tunes.

1992 WXYC Chapel Hill, NC radio interview + tunes

1992 WRAS Atlanta radio interview which includes the "Sydney Meats Story".

1990 WTBS Austin, TX radio interview


"Near Perfect Pitch" podcast #35
"Near Perfect Pitch" podcast #35
Excerpted from @NearPerfPitch's podcast #35. Dara Mottahed and Pat (via Skype) catch up on happenings since the previous podcast..


On This Date In History..
23rd of July, 1986 (Wednesday)
@ Zinc
Ottawa Ontario, Canada
[extra shit] [performers listed] [with band of note]
Max Eider Says..
Max Eider's Quiet Life
An announcement may be over-dramatic in the circumstances but perhaps I should confirm that I have decided to give up playing live. I prefer a quiet life these days. But I am forever grateful to Pat and everyone who has helped and supported us over the years. It has been a great adventure. As I said to Pat the other day, when I think of the places we’ve been, the times we’ve had, the friends we’ve made, and the bars we have drunk dry at other people’s expense (we never paid you see), I just feel very, very lucky.

The JBC of course marches on. Pat has turned my departure into an opportunity before now and I have no doubt he will do so again. In truth, he’s already got that covered. And we may yet record together again. The last album wasn’t too shabby after all.

And if, at some time in the future, you should happen to see me propping up the bar at a JBC show somewhere while Pat does all the hard work, do come up and say hello.

Many thanks again

Maximilian Theodore Eider III (aged 55 and a half)

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(here is Eider's last recorded gig with the JBC, and here is Eider's last gig with the JBC)

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  • Good time had ATLANTA festival
    apples_1215[at] - BRENDA Atlanta Georgia
    28May2017 4:44 PM (55 days 16 hours ago)
    Sounds were great temperature is just right Wonderful night in downtown Atlanta
  • re:Washington DC
    liseroussel[at] - Lise Toronto
    11May2017 3:57 AM (73 days 5 hours ago)
    Hi Pat,

    Just wondering if you have written any songs about the fiascoes happening in Washington DC? I think you would be the perfect laureate to comment on these dark days. I read this morning that press secretary Sean Spicer was hiding in the bushes to try to avoid reporters. Alas, it has come to this!
  • Submitted for Pats' consideration
    Pursuedbyemail[at] - Pursued By Trees (Cornwall, UK)
    7Feb2017 6:19 AM (166 days 2 hours ago)
    What are the chances of visiting a Jazz Butcher memoir upon the literary world?

    Is this something that you might consider undertaking either as a solo project, or perhaps collectively/collaboratively with your fellow and former conspirators?

    I reckon that this would make for an entertaining and enlightening read, and possibly another great crowd-funded project.
  • Perpetual gratitude
    pressaccofowlow[at] - Old Andrew
    11Jan2017 10:11 PM (192 days 10 hours ago)
    Lads, just another ardent fan thanking you for all the years of sublimely beautiful and odd music. Kitchen dancing, playing bicycle kid for my wee ones, litmus test for potential friends. The joy I feel when I play anything truly gives me hope for these dreadful times. Thank you for everything
  • Dunkin Bagel?
    doc6502[at] - Doc, Chicago
    18Nov2016 7:46 AM (247 days 46 minutes ago)
    I love this version: