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Raise It Up

    1. Simon Says (3:41)
    2. holy ghost (4:08)
    3. Little Dragon (3:46)
    4. Raise It Up (4:39)
    5. Jive Talking (4:08)
    6. Montague Terrace (3:52)
    7. I Believe In You (Do You Believe In Me) (3:07)

Johnny Butler, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet, production
Kassa Overall, drums
Aidan Carroll, bass on 3, 4, and 5
JJ Byars, alto saxophone on 6
Drums recorded by Hansdale Hsu at Serious Business in NY
Special Thanks to Todd Reynolds

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      1. Bowtie (6:26)
      2. Carousel (5:44)
      3. Two Clarinets (5:53)
      4. Momma Bear (5:28)
      5. Of Rose and Ice (6:20)
      6. Drum Solo (7:05)
      7. Stasis (6:34)

I am an orphan, alone; nevertheless I am found everywhere. I am one, but opposed to myself. I am youth and old man at one and the same time. I have known neither father nor mother, because I have had to be fetched out of the deep like a fish, or fell like a white stone from heaven. In woods and mountains I roam, but I am hidden in the innermost soul of man. I am mortal for everyone, yet I am not touched by the cycle of aeons.

Carl Jung (on behalf of the stone monument at Bollingen in Memories, Dreams, Reflections)

All songs written and performed in real time with no overdubs or samples by Johnny Butler. Recorded February – March 2011. Mastered by Colin Marston at MENEGROTH: The Thousand Caves, March 16, 2011. Artwork and Design by Jake Nelson.

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      1. Cathedral (8:13)
      2. Katrina (5:44)
      3. Glitch (5:02)
      4. Eulogy (5:22)

After dabbling with resonances from John Coltrane and Miles Davis and enveloping his processed saxophone sound in cavernous reverb, Brooklyn-based Johnny Butler turns a polyphony of overdubbed horns (triggered by laptop) into Fritz Lang’s Metropolis machine on Solo.

— DownBeat Magazine

All music performed, recorded, and composed in real time March – April 2009 without overdubs by Johnny Butler, except “Eulogy” recorded by Colin Marston. Mastered by Colin Martson at MENEGROTH, The Thousand Caves in Woodhaven, NY. “Glitch” was recorded live at Otto’s Shrunken Head April 20, 2009. Artwork by Nicole Arcieri.

SCURVY “Fracture” (Hi4Head Records 2010)
Available for purchase at
iTunes, The Jazz Loft, Wayside Music
Available for purchase in the UK from Amazon UK and Hi4Head Records


  • Johnny Butler (saxophone, electronics, compositions)
  • Ryan Snow (trombone)
  • Adam Caine (guitar)
  • Rus Wimbish (bass)
  • Jason Nazary (drums)

Saxophonist Johnny Butler’s band

Scurvy underscores close relationship between punk rock abandon and the freedom of improvised music while also incorporating ambitious compositional ideals found in both progressive rock and modern jazz. With a horn frontline of Butler and Ryan Snow on trombone and the rhythm section of viciously incisive guitarist Adam Caine, bassist Rus Wimbish and ace drummer Jason Nazary, there is great potential to juxtapose multiple sonic elements that would otherwise contrast wildly.

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