The Apophonics—the trio of saxophonist John Butcher
, bassist John Edwards
and drummer Gino Robair
—will play their first London gig at Café Oto on Wednesday 27th November to celebrate the launch of their debut album On Air
. The three first played together in 2008 in the eight-piece Butcher group that recorded somethingtobesaid
(Weight of Wax, 2009) at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
The idea of forming a trio came to fruition in 2011 with some concerts in France and Belgium. In Spring 2012 they performed in Germany and Austria and On Air
was recorded at Phoenix Studios, Pinewood, in May 2012 for the BBC radio programme Jazz on 3".