31 January 2013

LAWRENCE "BUTCH" MORRIS - FEBRUARY 10, 1947 - JANUARY 29,2013

A premature and sad loss.

I love his cornet playing with David Murray and Frank Lowe  (The Other Side), although he has worked in many settings, including theatre, dance, TV and visual arts, and will probably be best remembered for developing his conduction of improvised music.

Here are two early recordings on Jef Gilson's Palm label, together with a later double LP with AR Penck; both great supporters.  


JEAN-CHARLES CAPON / PHILIPPE MATÉ / BUTCH MORRIS / SERGE RAHOERSON – UNTITLED (PALM, 1977)





A1.  Spanish Cake Walk
A2.  Blues For Guy
A3.  Orly - Ivato
B1.  Complainte
B2.  Mode De Fa - Salegy Drums Solo

Jean-Charles Capon, cello
Serge Rahoerson, drums
Philippe Maté, tenor saxophone
Butch Morris, trumpet

Recorded by Jef Gilson at Studio Palm, Paris, November 1976.
Palm Records – PALM 26, 1977
Vinyl Rip

L. "BUTCH" MORRIS / J.L. CHAUTEMPS / F. JEANNEAU / A. JAUME / PH. MATÉ / A. HATOT / M. RICHARD / J.C. CAPON / J. GILSON / P.Y. SORIN / G. BROWN ‎– EUROPAMERICA (PALM, 1977)





A1. The Other Side
A2. Mode De Fa
A3. Chromobachism

B1. The Line
B2. Chromatisme
B3. Con Alma


Pierre-Yves Sorin, bass guitar
Jean-Charles Capon, cello
Lawrence "Butch" Morris, cornet
George Brown, drums
Jef Gilson, piano, conductor
François Jeanneau, soprano saxophone
Philippe Maté, tenor saxophone
Alain Hatot, tenor saxophone
Jean-Louis Chautemps, tenor saxophone
Marc Richard, tenor saxophone
André Jaume, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet


Recorded 23 December 1976 in concert for Radio France.
Released on Palm Records, PALM 28, 1977.
Re-issued on Disques Vendémiaire – VDE / PAL 080.
Vinyl Rip



TTT – BUTCH IN HACKNEY (PRIVATE LABEL, 1983)





A1.  Can I Ask You A Question?
A2.  Unknown Fractals
B1.  Spring Dog In Hackney
B2.  Subconscious Remembrance
C.   Together And Against Each Other
D1.  Cold Red
D2.  Old Party At Night

A.R. Penck, bass, drums, flute, vocals
Frank Wollny, bass, guitar, drums
Heinz Wollny, bass, guitar
Butch Morris, cornet, drums

Recorded live, unknown date.
Vinyl Rip




19 comments:

Nick said...

Palm 26 RS
Palm 26 ZS

Nick said...

Palm 28 RS
Palm 28 ZS-1
Palm 28 ZS-2

Nick said...

TTT RS

TTT ZS1
TTT ZS2
TTT ZS3

SOTISE said...

Sad loss indeed , But Living on through a glorious oeuvre!

SOTISE said...

oh and i forgot to say, many many thanks for sharing these!!!

glmlr said...

Penck (Ralf Winkler in reality) was known to have been briefly resident in Hackney London in 1983 which is therefore a very likely recording date. Track B1 is "Spring Dog in Hackney".

Vinylust said...

thanks nick. no better way to celebrate someones life than to be taken to "other planes of there" by their music.

Nick said...

Thanks for the correction and date - I've added those

Anonymous said...

Butch Morris - Live at Greenwich House, NYC 2-16-1985 unknown lineup in FLAC. May he rest in peace.

https://mega.co.nz/#!WFI2HBhY!NB1O2G2mEYO4Hgd6CQw8UwvYqHJX0Cdp92IA6AOkFDQ

Wallofsound said...

I love Morris' creations in all their idiosyncratic diversity. Thanks for sharing the news and the music.

Nick said...

Thanks FW

magogiallo said...

In these last months we have lost some great musicians, and now Lawrence...R.I.P., thank you Nick for sharing his music especially these records that are so hard to get

Colin Green said...

Many thanks. The TTT RS link seems to be broken.

Igor said...

Another giant is gone.
Thank you for your generosity Nick.

kinabalu said...

Anyone wanting to hear more Butch Morris should lend an ear to the three-hour memorial show on WFMU hosted by Kurt Gottschalk:

http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/49264

While there, have a peek at the chatter board which tends to go on about most anything except what's being played.

Anonymous said...

Butch Morris - Conduction live at Nublu, NYC 6-18-2012 in FLAC. In tribute.

https://mega.co.nz/#!yAowUKZR!flf-u2LcAXTLpLfjrv0rtClOw85TTrWbvQUWrfkT4D4

-Otto- said...

Thanks, Nick, for these rare albums!

corvimax said...

slowly the palm albums are coming to surface, and these are a beauty, havent listened yet to TTT, many thanks Nick

Solomon said...

Thank you.