Sonic Stew

by Patrick Butler

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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."


released May 31, 2017

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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Patrick Butler Newport Beach, California

Patrick Butler began playing the guitar at age 13, studying jazz with Harry Leahey & James Spaulding.

Butler recorded & toured with funk band The Fatback Band, and appears on King Tim III, considered to be the first rap song recorded. He also appears on Mike Watt’s Ball Hog or Tugboat, and Banyan’s CD Anytime at All. Current projects include Dave Williams' nujazz band MBT (MajicBulletTheory).
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