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dustedmagazine.com review:

- (somethingtobesaid) Butcher 4" Group "Part John

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heule.us review:

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pointofdeparture.org review:

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--Stuart Broomer

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villagevoice review:

Critics Village Jazz 2009 Poll Voice

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*John Butcher: Wax) /somethingtobesaid/* 2. of (Weight
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/Pieces *Samuel Old Sky/* Feed) (Clean of 8. Blaser:
/Byzantine 9. (Firehouse 12) *John Hebert: Monkey/*
(WM) Project: 10. *Komeda /Requiem/*

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wire review:

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