The New Orleans piano wizardry of Henry Butler

The New Orleans piano wizardry of Henry Butler
The New Orleans piano wizardry of Henry Butler

The New Orleans piano wizardry of Henry Butler

One of the longest, coldest winters in memory was warmed up-if only briefly-by the presence of Henry Butler. The New Orleans native carries the history of Jazz-and in fact all piano music-in his fingers and his head. Butler is as comfortable with Chopin as he is with Professor Longhair, and his unique style could easily be described as a musical gumbo. We’re reaching back into the archives for some sounds and conversation with the great Henry Butler. Photo: Flickr/jasperwiet