Music

Butler, Bernstein and the Hot 9

 
 
Thu, Jun 26, 2014
  • 12PM
 
LOCATION:
MetroTech Commons
 
RUN TIME: 90min
 
 
 
 
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“An ideal pairing. Mr. Bernstein and the Hot 9’s New York City erudition and gusto worked to compound Mr. Butler’s encyclopedic New Orleans flair… Their collaboration is both historically aware and fully prepared to cut loose.”
—Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Acclaimed pianist and singer Henry Butler—one of the greatest living proponents of the classic New Orleans R&B piano tradition—pairs with slide trumpeter and  downtown-scene mainstay Steven Bernstein and his Hot 9 ensemble to merge Crescent City funk with post-bop fireworks. The band, which includes drummer Herlin Riley and bassist Brad Jones, take the New Orleans sound as a starting point before branching out into all manner of harmonic and improvisational nether regions.