Butch Morris -- Tonight


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Sorry for the late notice, but I just found out about this. The adventurous radio station KBOO-FM in Portland, Oregon, is broadcasting a six-part series about the musician Butch Morris. The second part is this evening—soon. For how to tune in, go to the end of this piece. Morris is not merely a composer, arranger, bandleader or conductor. Or he is all of those things and more. Our colleague Howard Mandel, a specialist on the avant-garde, says Morris's music “is not jazz." Or it is. This promotional clip for a film about Morris will give you a hint.

The KBOO program runs tonight from 8:00 to 10:00 pm PST, 11:00 pm to 1:00 am EST. To listen to it, go here and click on “Listen Now." In the Portland area, you'll find it on 90.7.

If you're interested in a full sample of how Butch Morris works, here he is at a festival in Italy last August. The players are J. Paul Bourelly (Guitar), On Ka'a Davis (Guitar), Harrison Bankhead (Acoustic Bass), Greg Ward (Sax), Evan Parker (Sax), Pasquale Innarella (Sax), Hamid Drake (Percussions), Chad Taylor (Drums—Vibraphone), Riccardo Pittau (Trumpet), Meg Montgomery (Electro Trumpet), Alan Silva (Synthesizer), Tony Cattano (Trombone), Joe Bowie (Trombone), David Murray (Sax)—an elite of the outcats.

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This story appears courtesy of Rifftides by Doug Ramsey.
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