When you jump out of an airplane and your 'chute doesn't open you might as well hit the ground head first all psyched up. Coffee and cigarettes. That's BUTZ.
BUTZ consists of a burning horn section, keyboard bass, drums and vocals. Think Gary Neuman, medicated Iggy Pop, Lounge Lizards... Immediate, direct, blistering.
BUTZ is Jeffrey Morris jamming Cobra with John Zorn while Brendan Burke roadies for Skid Marks, the drummer for Felafel Mafia at a CBGB's matinee back in '91. BUTZ is Jesse Selengut kicking out the grades at NYU Masters Program composing a 10 piece Jazz Orchestra. 1994, BUTZ meets in the streets = two year run at the Knitting Factory's AlterKnit Space. BUTZ completes three full length CD's: Tranzfarmer, BUTZ TV, and BUTZ. Eventually Jeff plays all the way through his guitar = gets keyboards and samplers.
Recently signed to Brooklyn based label Home Style Cooking - home of avant-rapper Mike Ladd, BUTZ has completed their new album entitled “NYC”. This album has been licensed in the UK by Real Time and will be released February 10th. Real Time has brokered deals for such labels as Sub Pop, SST, Luaka Bop, and Ninja Tune. This spring “NYC” will be released in the USA on Home Style Cooking.