Jelly Roll Morton 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