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dustedmagazine.com review:

"Part John (somethingtobesaid) Butcher Group 4" -

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By John Eyles

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heule.us review:

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by posted Heule Felix Jacob

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pointofdeparture.org review:

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--Stuart Broomer

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villagevoice review:

Voice Critics Poll Jazz Village 2009

About pointofdeparture.org) Broomer (/All Stuart Jazz-New York/,

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(ECM) Parker: 1. Energy/* /The *Evan Moment\u2019s
(Weight *John of 2. Wax) Butcher: /somethingtobesaid/*
/Live *Sun in Cleveland/* Years) (Golden Ra: 3.
Evans: *Peter 4. /Nature/Culture/* (Psi)
George *Joëlle /Transatlantic Léandre Lewis: (RogueArt) 5. Visions/* &
6. Mahall, Uli Dörner, *Die Enttäuschung (Axel Roder, Jan Rudi
/Die Jennessen): Enttäuschung/*(Intakt)
Oop/* Bulbous: /Waxed 'n' *Fast (Cuneiform) 7.
(Clean /Pieces Blaser: 8. Old Feed) of *Samuel Sky/*
Monkey/* 9. 12) /Byzantine (Firehouse Hebert: *John
Project: 10. (WM) *Komeda /Requiem/*

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wire review:

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