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Taurey Butler: One Of The Others

Read "One Of The Others" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

An East Orange, New Jersey native now firmly entrenched in the Montreal jazz scene, pianist Taurey Butler's approach to his music and that of others (Charlie Chaplin's eternal “Smile," The Beatle's “Can't Buy Me Love," Stevie Wonder's “I Can Only Be Me," and Cole Porter's “What Is This Thing Called Love?") strides across generations and genres to bubble up as an assured, soulful, and full-bodied sound. Butler's self-titled debut on Justin Time Records was released in 2011. Now ...


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Taurey Butler: Taurey Butler

Read "Taurey Butler" reviewed by Larry Taylor

Having first heard pianist Taurey Butler while vacationing in Montreal, Canada at the House of Jazz, suffice it say that it was a great night of jazz from a trio also including bassist Eric Lagacé and drummer Wali Muhammad. Butler's self-titled debut features the same trio, playing six familiar tunes and five originals from the pianist.In his youth, a friend gave Butler a recording by pianist Oscar Peterson. And, in Butler's words, “I knew right away that's what ...


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Taurey Butler: Taurey Butler

Read "Taurey Butler" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A keen interest in learning and a predilection for Oscar Peterson-style piano playing seem to be the two biggest guiding forces behind pianist Taurey Butler's life journey thus far. The New Jersey native started on piano in his youth, but put the instrument on the back burner until a Peterson-produced epiphany rekindled his interest in the 88s toward the end of his high school days. While he clearly had talent, he never put all of his eggs ...


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