Butch Warren pauses for a moment while talking about his life at his nursing home where he stays between his chemotherapy treatments. Warren, who just turned 74 this month, once was the house bassist ... more 
Butch Warren pauses for a moment while talking about his life at his nursing home where he stays between his chemotherapy treatments. Warren, who just turned 74 this month, once was the house bassist for Blue Note records in New York in the early 60s and played with Jazz giants like Miles Davis, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, and Thelonious Monk. He went on world tours with Monk and played in the most famous Jazz venues around the globe while also playing live regularly on TV shows and at the famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post via Getty Images) less 
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Fri, May 2, 2014 9:00 PM EDT