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? - 2014-08-20 @ NN Cafe, Northampton
Credit: Philip Snow
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..
21st of July, 1986 (Monday)
@ Jonathan Swift's
Boston Massachusetts, USA
[performers listed] [audio recording]
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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