I have concluded a deal with the new,
shiny Fire Records that will see a comprehensive schedule of Jazz Butcher re-releases, including a
vinyl edition of Last of the Gentleman Adventurers, over the next few months. They will also be
releasing a brand new album of original material from the Jazz Butcher Quartet at the end of summer
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.
- Doc, Chicago
23Nov2015 9:05 AM
(3 days 11 hours ago)
After all this time, Fire finally got itself together. This does, of course, call for a tour of the US.
New JBQ recordings.
- Phillip Lewis, Kuranda, Australia
2Nov2015 3:28 AM
(24 days 17 hours ago)
Delighted to hear the news of any new Jazz Butcher material. Congratulations guys. If you do rerelease Big Planet I won't need to buy a turntable.
re-releases and new music
- John Hall Chicago illinois
8Oct2015 4:04 PM
(49 days 5 hours ago)
Wonderful news! I had a lot of fun in the past hunting down your out of print CD's through E-Bay. I would have rather given the money directly to you. Any re-mastering or re-mixing planned? Always loved "Big Planet, Scarey Planet", but thought it sounded a little 'muddy'. Pardon the technical jargon. Can't wait to put some cash in your coffers.
Vinyl Gentleman/New Jazz Butcher Quartet Album
- Jimmy Hollywoodland
2Oct2015 2:04 PM
(55 days 7 hours ago)
Seconded! Just landed from Hawaii and I must admit this is Great, Great news!! I've been eagerly awaiting the Vinyl release of "Last of The Gentleman Adventurers" since it was 1st proposed and of course eagerly anticipating any recordings "The Jazz Butcher Quartet" since they began performing! The holidays are a comin'! Thank you, for the great news Pat!! Let's see if I can't get back over to that side of the pond sometime in the near future! Missin' ya, from Hollywoodland, Jimmy D.
- Pierre Guillaume Brussey
30Sep2015 11:38 AM
(57 days 9 hours ago)