Saturday, October 05, 2013

RIP Butch Warren

Just heard that Edward 'Butch' Warren passed away. A legendary bassist he was brought by Kenny Dorham from DC to NY and for several years was part of the house rhythm section with Sonny Clark and Billy Higgins. He played on so many classic Blue Note albums by Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock and was Monk's bassist in the Mid-1960s. He will most certainly be missed.

The Washington Post had a wonderful appreciation on him a few weeks ago,

And here is the Washington Post obituary.

He is pictured above with Freddie Redd.  Here is a clip of him with Monk in 1963.

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