Henry Butler - Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9

Traditional Jazz, New Orleans Jazz

Sat  30 August 2014
00:00 - 01:15
Celia

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Henry Butler - Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9 MANDATORY ADJACENT CREDIT: STEPHANIE BERGER.

From the moment that New Orleans legend Henry Butler took up residence in Brooklyn, it seemed only a matter of time before this gifted singer and pianist from the Mississippi Delta would look to collaborate with New York trumpeter and bandleader Steven Bernstein. Butler, who is blind, is now 64 years old and has been one of the major stewards of the musical tradition of New Orleans, the city of his birth. His compositions are unreservedly modern, his palette is varied – ranging from jazz to Caribbean and blues, and from funk to pop and R&B. Add Bernstein’s Hot 9 band to the mix and the result is steamy music with the brass section taking the lead on top of driving rhythms in a repertoire rich in classic New Orleans numbers.

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