Henry Butler http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Henry Butler Solo http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-henry-butler-solo <div><strong>Airs Thursday, February 6 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pianist Henry Butler was born in New Orleans and has developed a sound that Dr. John refers to as the "pride of the Crescent City." As an extension of the great piano lineage that includes Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair, James Booker and </span>Tuts<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Washington, Mr. Butler has devised a distinct musical gumbo that blends the ingredients of jazz, blues, rags and funk with the feeling of a second line parade. In this episode, we listen to highlights from Henry Butler's solo performance at the Charles H. Morris Center during the 2010 Savannah Music Festival.</span></div><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 02:00:00 +0000 39652 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Henry Butler Solo Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-part-two-1 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, January 30 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When new styles of American music began to emerge at the end of the </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century, the primary instrument at the center of these creations was the piano. Virtuosos such as ragtime stylist Scott Joplin created works like the "Maple Leaf Rag" that would sell over a million copies of sheet music alone. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 39482 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-part-one-0 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The piano has been an integral part of the jazz idiom since its inception. Due to its combined melodic, harmonic and rhythmic possibilities, it has been the one instrument that allowed the greatest jazz players to use their creativity to address all of these elements of musical style simultaneously. This episode of </span>SMF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Live features the first half of Piano Showdown 2010, with New Orleans powerhouse Henry Butler, the encyclopedic Dick </span>Hyman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the </span>virtuosic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Marcus Roberts and one of the most talented players of the younger generation, 25 year-old Gerald Clayton.</span></div><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 39011 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part One Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-part-two-0 <p><strong>Airs Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m.</strong>&nbsp; A summit of keyboard virtuosos including Eddie Palmieri, Henry Butler, Bob Seeley and Aaron Goldberg. In the international music world, there are literally dozens of piano competitions across the globe. However, in jazz and blues music, the spirit of friendly competition has always been a part of the tradition. In this second episode, we&#39;ll hear more solos and duets by four distinct, versatile and unique players from different generations. Octogenarian and boogie woogie specialist Bob Seeley shares the stage with Aaron Goldberg, who is not even half his age. New Orleans-based Henry Butler and Latin jazz great Eddie Palmieri round out this one-time-only production recorded at the 2009 Savannah Music Festival.&nbsp; Fri, 18 May 2012 01:00:00 +0000 10913 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-part-two <p><strong>Airs Thursday, January 5 at 8:00 p.m.</strong> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 02:00:00 +0000 4500 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two