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10-Piece Orchestra Takes on Piano Player’s Unique Style

Steven Bernstein of Local 802 (New York, NY) first met Henry Butler decades ago and was impressed to say the least. He remembers thinking, “This is it. This is like the music that I always imagined. Everything you ever loved about music, all being in one place, but now it’s all coming from one person.”

Now Bernstein and Butler are working together, and Bernstein started breaking down Butler’s playing. Butler has his own unique style that is more complex the more you break it apart. Bernstein wanted to break it down and spread it throughout a band. Now, they co-lead a band called the Hot 9 and you can hear Butler’s style coming through on all the instruments.