The Big Easy comes to Caramoor when New Orleans pianist Henry Butler teams with trumpeter/arranger Steven Bernstein and The Hot 9 for a tour through the classic early songbooks of Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and many more. Featuring tunes from their 2014 album, Viper’s Drag, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 will deliver once again “a scintillating set in which the earliest roots of jazz were transported to the age of 21st-century postmodernism.” (Houston Press)
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Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9
Henry Butler, piano, vocals
Steven Bernstein, trumpet, slide trumpet, alto horn
Curtis Fowlkes, trombone
Charlie Burnham, violin
Doug Wieselman, Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet, & tenor saxophone
Peter Apfelbaum, tenor & soprano saxophone
Erik Lawrence, baritone & soprano saxophone
Matt Munisteri, guitar
Brad Jones, bass
Donald Edwards, drums
Butler, Bernstein, & the Hot 9 is an artistic collaboration destined to happen. Ever since New Orleans singer and pianist Henry Butler settled in Brooklyn, it was only a matter of time before the gifted pianist and vocalist hooked up with retrofuturist trumpeter and bandleader Steven Bernstein.
Master musician, pianist and vocalist Henry Butler tells stories through the rise, swing, and rumble of his fingers as they channel sounds as diverse as his Louisiana birthplace: jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues and R&B, among others. The combination of trumpeter/maestro Steven Bernstein and the fiery unit he calls the Hot 9, use a traditional New Orleans palate as their launching point; exploring everything from early 20th century blues to thoughtful and exhilarating improvisations on the Crescent City canon.
Their first release for Impulse! Viper’s Drag has been at the top on many “best of” lists including #1 Jazz record by The London Sunday Times and legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp chose their music to celebrate her 50th anniversary tour.