Patrick Butler

Jazz Guitarist . Composer

Patrick Butler - Jazz Guitarist and Composer - Latest CD release Sonic Stew

Sonic Stew - CD

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Sonic Stew - CD

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Patrick Butler: Guitar - New Jersey
Andre Allen: Drums - California
Gilberto Torres: Flute - Venezuela
Slam Nobles: Vibraphone - Texas
Josh Harris: Soprano Sax - New Jersey
Mel Wiggins: Percussion - Massachusetts
Julio Muniz: Percussion - New York
Joe Dean: Electric Bass - California
Rob Cameron: Acoustic and Electric Bass - Pennsylvania
Austin Nicholsen: Bowed Bass - New York
R. Scott - Harpsichord - California

All tracks composed by Patrick Butler
Produced by Gary Bogdanoff and Patrick Butler
Artwork and Layout - Joe Dean

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Sonic Stew is the result of Patrick Butler's idea to create a "stew" of music. 

"I started each Stew by laying down the first chord structures - like a base broth - then each member adds their own part, stacking flavor after flavor," says Butler. 

The heads were composed afterwards. 

"I didn't want to give too much guidance to the players," comments Butler, "This allowed the musicians to freely contribute musical ideas to the Stew recipes." 

By choosing to play rhythm guitar over lead guitar on the Stew tracks, Butler controls from behind the scenes. If listeners are expecting a lot of hot shot guitar solos, they may be disappointed! 

By layering electric and acoustic bass with two percussionists, the Stews have a bold sound. Butler concludes "I had no idea what this finished product was going to sound like when I started, this was the opposite approach from my previous releases."