DER US-AMERIKANISCHE JAZZ-PIANIST HENRY BUTLER IST GESTORBEN
06.07.2018 Der am 21. September 1948 in New Orleans (Louisiana) geborene US-amerikanische Jazz-Pianist, Sänger und Komponist Henry Butler (Bild) ist am 2. Juli 2018 in New York City gestorben. Die zweite grosse Leidenschaft des blinden Musikers war das Fotografieren.
Foto: Dezz, 2015 - CC BY-SA 4.0 - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_Butler.jpg
Henry Butler, Quintessential New Orleans Pianist, Is Dead at 69
Mr. Butler's music was encyclopedic, precise and wild. He was acclaimed as a member of a distinctively New Orleans piano pantheon alongside Jelly Roll Morton, James Booker, Tuts Washington, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint and Dr. John. He was also a forthright, bluesy singer who often used New Orleans standards as springboards for improvisation.
His nearly lifelong blindness didn't stop him from becoming a modern master of New Orleans music
Henry Butler, the multifaceted New Orleans pianist and singer whose style encompassed several strains of jazz as well as elements of blues, pop, classical, funk, gospel, R&B, and Caribbean music, died (...) in New York.
Over the course of his career, Butler played virtually every major club and festival in the United States, as well as venues in Brazil, France, Norway, Italy, Japan, Australia, and more. For over forty years, he conducted workshops, clinics, and master classes throughout the country. He also developed a camp for blind and visually impaired teen musicians, the subject of a 2010 documentary, The Music's Gonna Get You Through.
Henry Butler - Piano Night Honoring
Henry Butler 'The Entertainer'
Henry Butler 'Get Out of My Life Woman'
HENRY BUTLER, Save Our Sponge
Henry Butler with Vasti Jackson performing "Henry's Boogie" in Robert Mugge's MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN
Library Of Congress - Henry Butler: Rhythm & Blues and Jazz
-> Papa Mali recording "Honeybee" with Henry Butler