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Paul Rutherford

tb, *1959 GB, Liverpool
Singer / Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Paul William Rutherford

Jazz musician, member of the "free music" scene. Played trombone, euphonium and piano. Born : 29 February 1940 in London, England. Died : 5 August 2007 in London, England (aged 67). He started on saxophone in the mid-'50s, then switched to trombone and played in Royal Air Force bands from 1958 to 1963. He formed the Spontaneous Music Ensemble in 1965 with John Stevens (2), then the Iskra 1903 trio in 1970. He went in many collectives experiences (London Jazz Composers Orchestra, Globe Unity Orchestra…) and did solo trombone records. He began developing an unusual trombone language in the mid-'70s, mixing electronics, vocal effects, traditional jazz devices, and intriguing sounds and voicings. Eugene Chadbourne wrote about him: "...he's the most significant non-American to appear in jazz since Django Reinhardt over four decades ago."

  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Piano
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Used To Be Friends: Part Two - Original Version on Used To Be Friends by Mario Schiano, Paul Lovens & Peter Kowald
Part 7 - Freddy C / Part 8 - Closing on Music For Large & Small Ensembles by Kenny Wheeler
Get Real - Just Be Rub on Get Real by Paul Rutherford
Get Real - Just Be Re-Rub on John Digweed: Last Night at Output by Various Artists
Get Real - Pete Gooding Remix on Get Real by Paul Rutherford
Get Real - Darren Emerson Remix on Get Real by Paul Rutherford
That Moon on That Moon Ep by Paul Rutherford
Lunar Love on That Moon Ep by Paul Rutherford
That Moon (Radio Edit) on That Moon Ep by Paul Rutherford
And So On: 1St Set - Original Version on And So on by Mario Schiano, Ernst Reijseger & Günther Sommer

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Are We in Diego?Paul Rutherford, Ken Vandermark, Torsten Müller, Dylan Van Der Schyff2018Album
In Backward TimesPaul Rutherford2017Album
The ConsciencePaul Rutherford, Sabu Toyozumi2017Album
Raahe '99George Haslam and Paul Rutherford with Samuli Mikkonen Trio2012Album
Tetralogy (1978-82)Paul Rutherford2009Album
Free Zone Appleby 2006Philipp Wachsmann, Rudi Mahall, Aki Takase, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Evan Parker, Paul Rutherford, Paul Lovens2007Album
Solo In Berlin 1975Paul Rutherford2007Album
Flights Of FancyGuido Mazzon Sextet Featuring Paul Rutherford2007Album
The ZonePaul Rutherford / Torsten Müller / Harris Eisenstadt2006Album
ISKRA³Paul Rutherford2005Album
HoxhaPaul Rutherford / Ken Vandermark / Torsten Müller2005Album
Milwaukee 2002Lol Coxhill / Torsten Müller / Paul Rutherford2003Album
Chicago 2002Paul Rutherford2002Album
Trombolenium: Solo Trombone Improvisations 1986 & 1995Paul Rutherford2002Album
Waterloo 1985Evan Parker With Paul Lytton, Paul Rutherford & Hans Schneider1999Album
Sequences 72 & 73Paul Rutherford & Iskra 19121997Album
Used To Be FriendsMario Schiano, Paul Lovens, Peter Kowald, Paul Rutherford, Ernst Reijseger1996Album
RoguesPaul Rutherford & Paul Rogers1996Album
Trio (London) 1993Anthony Braxton / Evan Parker / Paul Rutherford1993Album
And So OnMario Schiano • Ernst Reijseger • Günter Sommer • Paul Rutherford • Léon Francioli1992Album
The Holywell ConcertLol Coxhill, George Haslam, Howard Riley, Paul Rutherford1990Album
1989 - And All ThatGeorge Haslam, Paul Rutherford1989Album
The Ericle Of DolphiEvan Parker / Paul Rutherford / Dave Holland / Paul Lovens1989Album
In PisaTony Rusconi / Paul Rutherford1985Album
PISA 1980: Improvisors' SymposiumMaarten Altena / Derek Bailey / Barry Guy / George Lewis / Paul Lovens / Paul Lytton / Evan Parker / Paul Rutherford / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Philipp Wachsmann1981Album
To Fall A Victim To Ice-Cream's CharmPaul Rutherford, Tony Rusconi1980Album
4,4,4,Evan Parker / Paul Rutherford / Barry Guy / John Stevens1980Album
HornsGünter Christmann / Gerd Dudek / Albert Mangelsdorff / Paul Rutherford / Manfred Schoof / Kenny Wheeler1979Album
A European Proposal (Live In Cremona)Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, Paul Rutherford, Mario Schiano1979Album
UntitledPaul Rutherford / Paul Lovens1978Album
GroupcomposingMisha Mengelberg, Peter Brötzmann, Evan Parker, Peter Bennink, Paul Rutherford, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink1978Album
"Neuph" Compositions For Euphonium And TrombonePaul Rutherford1978Album
Paul Rutherford Live - Old Moers AlmanacPaul Rutherford1976Album
The Gentle Harm Of The BourgeoisiePaul Rutherford1975Album
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