Derek Bailey, John Butcher, Gino Robair

John Butcher and Derek Bailey first played, in duo, in 1989, at the Red Rose Club. Butcher then joined the 1990, 1992 and 1995 Company weeks.
Other situations ranged from Saturday afternoons at the Oasis Wine Bar in Hackney, to a quartet with Robyn Schulkowsky in France, and a trio with Joelle Leandre at Tonic in New York. A comparatively long lived grouping was with tuba player Oren Marshall - releasing Trio Playing on Incus.
Bailey and Butcher's duet at London's Vortex in 2000 is on Vortices and Angels.
In the same year they were joined by Gino Robair for a studio session, Scrutables, now released on Weight of Wax.