Modernizing Morton--Henry Butler

Jul 16, 2014

From the Wednesday July 16th edition of the prestigious  Wall Street Journal:

New York

Henry Butler's 1986 debut recording, "Fivin' Around," married the past and present in meaningful ways, establishing his place within both a long line of distinctive New Orleans piano virtuosos and a forward-leaning modern-jazz landscape. It also marked the reactivation of the Impulse label, once the storied home of John Coltrane. The label fell silent again in 2004, but now "Viper's Drag," by Mr. Butler, trumpeter Steven Bernstein and their new band, the Hot 9, inaugurates Impulse anew as a division of Universal Music France. read complete story here