The melody lingers on for Butch Warren as a life of legendary performances reaches a coda. The musician died of lung cancer.
Aug. 9, 2013 Butch Warren plays during a jazz tribute held in honor of him during Friday Night Jazz at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Washington. The tribute was also a birthday celebration for Warren, who turned 74 on Aug. 8. The former Blue Note Records house bassist’s performance might have been his last — a few months ago, he learned he has terminal lung cancer. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post Buy Photo