Butch Morris (cornet, violin), Frank Lowe (tenor) | Century City Playhouse, Los Angeles, July 2, 1976 |Photo by Mark Weber
THE ELITE SYNCOPATIONS JAZZ RADIO SHOW
February 16, 2o12 – 83 minutes of jazz @ Noon every Thursday – Host MARK WEBER – KUNM Albuquerque, USA – 89.9 FM (Mountain Standard Time) also streaming on the web > KUNM.org – Current time zone offset: UTC*/GMT -6hours (*Coordinated Universal Time)/Greenwich Mean Time)
Today we feature the music of Butch Morris. It was during the 1970s that Butch first started thinking about how to utilize and contour the then-current practice of long freewheeling solos in the Out Jazz realm. His ideas coalesced into what has become known as Conduction, a system of hand signals that the conductor uses like a paint brush to shape a spontaneous music performance into a manifestation greater than all the parts.
And we’ll have an inside look into Maestro Morris’s ways and means via J.A. Deane who will be in-studio with us to explain the concepts of conduction — Dino has worked with Butch since the mid-1980s through possibly fifty-plus performances inside China, Turkey, USA, France, Spain, NYC, Portugal, Italy, Germany, and Albuquerque.
Butch Morris (cornet, violin), Frank Lowe (tenor) |Century City Playhouse, Los Angeles, July 2, 1976 | Photos by Mark Weber