Butch Morris leads a conduction at the 2007 Skopje Jazz Festival in Macedonia.
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January 30, 2013 The jazz musician was beloved by his fellow artists and acclaimed by critics and fans for his ability to spontaneously coerce music from an ensemble. Working with musicians of all stripes, he pioneered a system of real-time arranging he called Conduction. He was 65.
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Butch Morris in Amsterdam in 1986.
January 29, 2013 More than 25 years ago, the New-York-based musician pioneered a new vocabulary of ensemble interaction he called conduction. Since then, Morris, also a cornet player, directed more than 5,000 musicians around the world in real-time group improvisations. He was 65.
February 18, 2008 Conduction has one meaning in physics ... and another in music. Jazzman Butch Morris talks with Farai Chideya about his own style of improvisation, called conduction. His latest CD is titled Nublu Orchestra.
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