From the Bleader:
This morning great musical thinker Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris passed away at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Fort Hamilton section of Brooklyn following a struggle with cancer. He was 65 years old. Though Morris started out as a cornetist—first in his native California, later in New York—he was known best for “conduction,” a term he borrowed from physics to describe a way of organizing, shaping, and leading group improvisation.
- Butch Morris, Jazz Bandleader And Conductor, Dies (wnyc.org)
- Butch Morris, Jazz Bandleader And Conductor, Dies (npr.org)