HENRY BUTLER

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Henry Butler (September 21, 1949 – July 2, 2018) was an American jazz pianist.

He was known for his technique and his ability to play in many styles of music. In 1987, New York Times music critic Jon Pareles wrote that Butler "revels in fluency and facility, splashing chords all over the keyboard and streaking through solos with machine-gun articulation. In 1998, Chicago Tribune arts critic Howard Reich described Butler as "an enormous intellect matched by unusual physical strength." Referred to by Dr. John as "the pride of New Orleans," Butler was his generation's representative in the Crescent City's lineage of piano players such as Professor Longhair, James Booker, Tuts Washington, and Jelly Roll Morton.

Butler recorded for several record labels, including Impulse, Windham Hill, and Basin Street Records.

Butler was blinded by glaucoma in infancy. His musical training began at the Louisiana State School for the Blind, where he learned to play
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HENRY BUTLER Fivin' Around album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fivin' Around
Hard Bop 1986
HENRY BUTLER The Village album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Village
Hard Bop 1987
HENRY BUTLER Blues & More 1 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Blues & More 1
Blues 1992
HENRY BUTLER For All Seasons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For All Seasons
Hard Bop 1996
HENRY BUTLER The Game Has Just Begun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Game Has Just Begun
RnB 2002
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Homeland
RnB 2004
HENRY BUTLER Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein : Viper’s Drag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein : Viper’s Drag
RnB 2014

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HENRY BUTLER Orleans Inspiration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Orleans Inspiration
RnB 1990
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Blues After Sunset
Blues 1998
HENRY BUTLER Pianola Live album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Pianola Live
RnB 2008
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Live at Jazzfest 2012
RnB 2012

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