Butch Warren (born in 1939) was an American jazz double bassist who
plays in the hard bop genre. He was especially active in the late-50s and
Warren began playing professionally at age 14 in a local Washington, D. C.
band led by his father, Edward Warren. He later worked with other local
groups, including Stuff Smith's, as well as with altoist and bandleader Rick
Henderson at the historic Howard Theater on 7th and T Streets.
In 1958, he moved to New York City to play with Kenny Dorham, appearing
on his first recording, with Dorham, in January 1960 with saxophonist
Charles Davis, pianist Tommy Flanagan and drummer Buddy Enlow