Jazz bandleader and pioneering composer Butch Morris has lost his battle with lung cancer at the age of 65.
The musician died at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday (29Jan13).
Born Lawrence D. Morris in Long Beach, California, the artist landed his early breaks with saxophonist David Murray's groups in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He went on to lead a group called Orchestra Slang, and was a regular performer at the Big Apple's Festival of New Trumpet Music.
Morris will perhaps be best remembered for creating the modern method of conduction - short for conducted improvisation - a word he trademarked and defined as "an improvised duet for ensemble and conductor".
He introduced the method in 1985.
Morris was diagnosed with cancer in August (12).
The 2016 Republican candidate is already thinking ahead
Richards is eager to begin work on follow-up to 2005's 'A Bigger Bang', but doesn't reckon that will happen until April 2016 at the earliest.
The two-time Oscar winner has been cast as '50s TV sweetheart Lucille Ball, according to new reports.
The star, and committed advocate on environmental issues, took to the streets with dozens of Greenpeace protestors on Wednesday.
Set in an undisclosed African location, the video for the fifth single from '1989' has drawn criticism for its almost entirely white cast.
'The Danish Girl' is a true story of the very first identified transgender woman. The movie has been directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper.
Florence + The Machine unveil a live recording of their performance of newest single 'Queen Of Peace' at Glastonbury 2015.
'Knock Knock' is a suspenseful horror with some unlikely villains.