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Started by FrankieTeardrop on Oct 6, 2021 3:51:41 PM
The Jazz Butcher - RIP

Really sad news - Pat Fish aka The Jazz Butcher passed away last night, peacefully in his sleep. A dear friend, an amazing song-writer and wonderful raconteurs, he was always so warm and supportive.

Can't believe I'm typing this, but there you go. RIP dear fellow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKFID4HxAyA

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FrankieTeardrop - 07 Oct 2021 14:39:32 (#1 of 18)

Written by Pat, Pete and Jase:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pESFAb9AFco

AlanII - 07 Oct 2021 14:43:52 (#2 of 18)

I'm a little ashamed to admit that I'd never come across his work before. Lovely sounds there, will certainly look further into his work. RIP

FrankieTeardrop - 07 Oct 2021 14:44:39 (#3 of 18)

He was great... this one has me welling up.

LomaxFairchild - 08 Oct 2021 08:43:26 (#4 of 18)

I'm sorry for your loss, Frankie. His was one of those names that was always on the periphery of my musical orbit but I'm ashamed to say I never investigated.

FrankieTeardrop - 08 Oct 2021 08:12:27 (#5 of 18)

Just remembering the time he did a gig in Leeds and stayed at this huge house me and my friends were living in. My parents were visiting as well. After the gig, I went upstairs to the living room to find my mum, by now pretty stoned on cannabis, being led by Pat in singing a chorus of "Come Mr Taliban, bring me marijuana".

NoobRomeo - 08 Oct 2021 09:21:02 (#6 of 18)

Never saw him play but I was an early convert to his music. Will stream some work today to assist with funeral costs. RIP you madman.

FrankieTeardrop - 08 Oct 2021 08:24:12 (#7 of 18)

I arranged for him to play in Leeds a few years ago - glad I did, although I didn't realise it would be the last time I'd see him alive. My friend and mentor Choque who runs a venue called The Old Woollen was in conversation with him to bring him up here and play there, would've been great to catch up - I'd wanted to introduce him to Teardroplet.

Not sure I'll be able to get to the funeral, which is a shame.

FrankieTeardrop - 08 Oct 2021 08:26:09 (#8 of 18)

I'm a little ashamed to admit that I'd never come across his work before. Lovely sounds there, will certainly look further into his work. RIP


A firm favourite is Party Time:

https://youtu.be/IZ972ot2-nE

FrankieTeardrop - 08 Oct 2021 08:27:28 (#9 of 18)

I'm sorry for your loss, Frankie.


Thanks Lomax - he was a good friend, and I suppose some kind of mentor to me and my brother early on. Introduced us to our musical heroes, got us playing at a festival he organised. He was very, very generous like that.

Boog23 - 11 Oct 2021 11:23:57 (#10 of 18)

He was indeed, a man so down to Earth and approachable, funny and clever.

He was part of a large friendship group, for me, that is always very generous and loving, fun and supportive.

FrankieTeardrop - 12 Oct 2021 11:01:15 (#11 of 18)

Tribute to Pat in the Northampton Chronicle & Echo:

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/tributes-paid-to-northampton-musician-pat-fish-the-jazz-butcher-3415330?fbclid=IwAR3udwXCeR9jpXQVVXwgZ6yrPmPlLY56H
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MorrisMitchener - 13 Oct 2021 23:32:14 (#12 of 18)

I'm shocked. Commiserations to those who knew him.

A Scandal In Bohemia is a great, great album and the follow up Sex And Travel very wonderful too.

RIP.

MorrisMitchener - 14 Oct 2021 23:05:06 (#13 of 18)

He also presented a terrific little middle of the night alternative music video show on ITV back in the late 80's called Transmission. In fact it was on so late you could also say it was on very early in the morning if you liked.

FrankieTeardrop - 15 Oct 2021 09:44:38 (#14 of 18)

Oh yes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kqbwz51wG4

Jo Wiggs also plays 'cello on the Sonic Boom track Angel, where Pete calls out to Pat...

FrankieTeardrop - 15 Oct 2021 09:44:56 (#15 of 18)

Pat's accent sounds really different on this to how I remember it...

Peacock - 15 Oct 2021 09:57:58 (#16 of 18)

Sad news indeed. RIP.

StillCiars - 15 Oct 2021 10:01:10 (#17 of 18)

Oh no, that's very sad news. No idea how I ended up with a cassette copy of a copy of a copy of Distressed Gentlefolk in my teens, but I'm immensely glad that I did. RIP.

Antimatter - 17 Oct 2021 02:16:03 (#18 of 18)

Alan Moore has written a film called The Show,

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9165824/?ref_=nv_sr_s
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