Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris Feb. 10, 1947-Jan. 29, 2013

458529_10151045510947000_1124958245_oMost of you have probably heard by now that my great friend Butch Morris passed away on Tuesday.

Can any words capture this loss?

I had a dream last night in which Butch was at the center of a group of people, me included. He asked us to kiss him goodbye and then left. I only found out hours later that he had died.

It seems like a fitting farewell from a man who liked to arrive dramatically on a scene and then leave unexpectedly, like a creature of legend.

I am grateful for the time I spent with him and will forever treasure the lessons he taught me: how to be a real artist in the world, and how to love the people around you.

There won’t be another like him.

Rest in peace, my friend.

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3 Responses to “Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris Feb. 10, 1947-Jan. 29, 2013”

  1. I will miss you Butch. Thanks for gifts that you gave me and the Plexus family.

    Arturo Lindsay

  2. In our hearts: Butch! Great inspirator. His soul keeps on dancing among us, with us. http://www.writteninmusic.com/jazz/r-i-p-lawrence-douglas-butch-morris-1947-2013/lang/nl/

  3. harry de wit Says:

    dear,dear butch as a young dutch improvising piano player(25),you took me in to your world 1978 you were playing cornet and conducting meanwhile a strange band (,you became also father during the rehearsels ) on a festival in holland,i was the only dutchman ,this was one of the moments for me i never feld borders in music,inside i,m crying ,but i will take your lessons for ever on my rehearsels and recordings in the future,take care butch,i hope that
    the angels dig your music and your great love , much love harry de wit

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