TAUREY BUTLER AVAILABLE MARCH 13 ON JUSTIN TIME RECORDS
How many Dartmouth College graduates with degrees in electrical engineering, who also studied Japanese, wind up in Montréal by way of Singapore with a residency at the House of Jazz and a reputation as one of the most exciting young pianists on the scene?
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Only one comes to mind: Taurey Butler. On his self-titled debut album (Justin Time Records), the pianist emerges as a fully-formed master of hard-driving swing with a deep feeling for the blues and ballads. Backed by two simpatico colleagues, the endlessly inventive bassist Eric Lagacé and empathetic rhythmatist Wali Muhammad on drums, he conjures the technical assurance and drive of his Québécois predecessor Oscar Peterson while enhancing his already distinctive voice with postbop, soul and classic jazz flavorings. Continue reading