Lawrence "Butch" Morris

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        Lawrence "Butch" Morris first became known as a lyrical, round-toned (if roughly hewn) free jazz cornetist. As his career progressed, his cornet playing took a back seat to his bandleading; Morris invented a style of organized group improvisation that was dubbed "comprovisation," an elision of composition and improvisation. Morris' organization relied on a conducting technique that he called "conduction." Conduction is basically a manner of shaping an improvised performance by u... Read more

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