Patrick Butler Sonic Stew
Take musicians and stir into a jazz funk base, simmer and stir and you got a SONIC STEW Sonic Stew is the result of a idea of Patrick Butler to create a "stew" of music. "I started the Stew " by laying down the rst chord structures like a "base broth", then each member added their own part stacking avor after avor". The avors are varied from all over the hemisphere. Southern California attracts musicians from everywhere; this oers a unique musical opportunity since every region has a distinct take on improvising." If you are expecting hot shot guitar solos you will be disappointed, I always loved to play rhythm guitar, you can control everything from behind the scenes" Butler says while twirling his mustache. The sound is bold by using electric and acoustic bass and two percussionists. "I had no idea what it was going to sound like" Butler adds "But it came out almost Impressionistic".
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 Nichelson: Bowed Bass -New York
All tracks composed by Patrick Butler | Produced by Gary Bogdano and Patrick Butler | Artwork and Layout - Joe Dean
1) C Seventh (4:05) A journey into the universe of Austin Nichelsons imagination and bowing skills set up by a
unique woodblock marching beat by Mel Wiggins and Julio Muniz. A slow interlude appears in mid tune then the
astral funk march takes it out.
2) F-Sharp Major (3:51) A spacey swinging piece good for driving through neon lit metropolis's to. Slam does a
Satie like solo with Butler following suit. Harris ends the tune with a soprano sax fantasia.
3) G Seventh (4:35) Slow churning funk, guitar solo up front followed by Slams vibes and again Josh Harris's soprano
takes it out.
4) C Major (5:03) This tune starts with classic soul ballad guitar chords then into a fast swing alternating with Latin
beats at choruses. Check the ute solo at end by Gil Torres straight from Caracas.
5) D Seventh (5:16) Swirling Debussy Impressionism over a free Jazz/ funk rhythm section. With everybody soling
but nobody soloing at the same time.
6) B Flat Major (5:23) A piece in Free Time; good for oatation therapy and general relaxation.
7) E-Flat Major (8:40) Starts out free then a rock/funk beat, then a swing section morphing into a blues vamp,
nally falling apart into pieces that oat and swirl like musical pieces that have been stirred.
8) Extended version of D Minor (11:15) If you made it this far Butler will take you out to dinner to a restaurant of