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Billy Butler: Legends of Acid Jazz: Billy Butler

Read "Legends of Acid Jazz: Billy Butler" reviewed by Douglas Payne

Legends of Acid Jazz: Billy Butler documents two interesting records made by the unfortunately neglected studio guitarist Billy Bulter (1924-91). The man who gave the groove to Bill Doggett's perennial juke-box classic “Honky Tonk" released four solo albums on Prestige between 1968 and 1970. This CD combines the first ( This is Billy Butler ) and the last ( Night Life ) of these.

Butler's mellifluous sound easily bends itself to the groove he's working: bop, blues, soul-jazz, R&B, pop ...