Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips chatted with American piano great Henry Butler while he was in Melbourne, Australia playing some gigs with his wonderful Jambalaya band, which features Fred Cash (bass), Bobby Bryan (guitar) and Adrian Harpham (drums).

Henry Butler is considered one of the  finest exponents of the fabled New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition that goes way back to Jelly Roll Morton, but Henry Butler doesn’t restrict himself to boundaries. He’s worked with James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, and the Afghan Wigs, along with such traditional jazz groups as the Hot 9. But whether it be Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, stride, boogie-woogie or R&B, Henry Butler brings an exhilarating exuberance that life has failed to dent.

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