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Primary Instrument: Cornet

Born: February 10, 1947 | Died: January 29, 2013

Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris was an American jazz cornetist, composer and conductor.

Morris was born in Long Beach, California. Before beginning his musical career, he served in the US forces in the Vietnam War. Morris came to attention with saxophonist David Murray's groups in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Morris's brother, double bassist Wilber Morris, sometimes performed and recorded with Murray during this period. Morris led a group called Orchestra SLANG. The group features Drummer Kenny Wollesen, alto saxophonist Jonathon Haffner, trumpeter Kirk Knuffke and others. He performed and presented regularly as part of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, held annually in New York City. He also played with well-known artist and would be drummer A.R. Penck in 1990....
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    Verona - Conduction® No. 43, The Cloth (1994) /...

    Sound Aspects Records
    2011
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    Conductions 143/1 - 143/2

    Sound Aspects Records
    2007
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    Conduction® / Induction

    Sound Aspects Records
    2007
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    Holy Sea - Conductions 57, 58, 59

    Sound Aspects Records
    1999
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    Butch Morris Conducts Berlin Skyscraper

    Sound Aspects Records
    1998
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    Cond #70: Tit For Tat

    Sound Aspects Records
    1998
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    Burning Cloud

    Sound Aspects Records
    1996
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