Pilgrimage: New Works for Guitar and Double Bass

Dez Cordas

Craig Butterfield, double bass

Matthew Slotkin, guitar

Released May 2015 by: Summit Records

Available from: Summit Records, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify

Premiere recordings of new music by Greg Caffrey, James Crowley, Dick Goodwin, John Orfe, Andrew Walters, and new recordings of music by Annette Kruisbring and Alec Wilder

“This is an intriguing and unusual program of music that will reward the listener's (repeated) attention, and it is excellently presented by Butterfield and Slotkin, who play its contents with authority, imagination,

and excellent musicianship.”


the program here is varied and adventurous, matched by immaculately executed performances...highly recommended.”


this is quite a delightful disc. As in earlier recordings by this duo, it is proof that classical guitar and double bass can be very happy together, at least as long as they are played by guitarist Matthew Slotkin and bassist Craig Butterfield.”

Soundboard Magazine

Gone Away

Dez Cordas

Released July 2011 by: Summit Records

Available from: iTunes, Summit Records, Amazon

Music by Bartók, Beaser, Falla, Seiber

“An unexpected delight. The concept of this program is brilliant...The Bartok is a magnificent achievement, very effective...Craig Butterfield is nothing short of magnificent. I haven’t heard such expressive playing and virtuosic command since Gary Karr. His tone is gorgeous, his intonation rock-solid, and his phrasing expressive and flexible. He adapts to each style with comfort; one never feels that he or guitarist Slotkin finds the subtleties of the folk languages at all foreign. Slotkin is an able partner, matching Butterfield in technical command and expressiveness.”

American Record Guide

Dances, Songs, Inventions

Dez Cordas

Released 2010 by: Centaur Records

Music by Bach, Corea, Gliere, Misek, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos

Available from: Centaur Records, iTunes, Amazon

“Wonderful...the repertoire is utterly charming...[a] very enjoyable disc. Excellent notes and sound do credit to all involved.”

Soundboard Magazine

“Butterfield is a fine player...He and Slotkin play well together...you won’t go wrong with this.”

American Record guide


Classical Voice of North Carolina


WRUV (Burlington, VT)

Dez Cordas
Craig Butterfield      Bass
Matthew Slotkin     Guitarhttp://www.butterfieldbass.com/http://www.matthewslotkin.com/shapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1