Friday, August 31, 2012

MTO w/ Henry Butler @ Jazz Standard 8/23/12

It was amazing.  I wanted to stay for the next set, but I needed to catch up on sleep.  I already had another res for Sunday, so I knew I would get at least one more set.  They said they have a lot of material.  Henry is amazing.  They started with a great one about Buddy Bolden.  The set was awesome from start to finish.

Will Bernard and Allison Miller were subbing for Ben Perowsky and Matt Munisteri.  I inserted them in the listing below.  It was great seeing them with Brad Jones on bass, I don't think I ever saw them with him before.


Born in 1999 during midnight sessions at the now–shuttered Lower East Side music hub Tonic, the Millennial Territory Orchestra (MTO) got its name from regional dance bands of the Twenties and Thirties. Along with playing overlooked jazz gems of early jazz, the ensemble mixes in its own music – including tunes by founder and front man Steven Bernstein – with songs by the Beatles, Prince, and Sly & The Family Stone. The MTO played an extended Monday night residency at Jazz Standard in 2003– 2004; for this special JS:10 anniversary run, the band will play nothing but the blues – fast blues and slow blues, sad blues and happy blues – with their very special guest, the great New Orleans pianist Henry Butler.
Steven Bernstein – trumpet, slide trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes – trombone
Doug Weiselman – clarinet, tenor saxophone
Peter Apfelbaum – tenor and soprano saxophones
Erik Lawrence – baritone and soprano saxophones
Will Bernard – guitar
Charles Burnham – violin
Brad Jones – acoustic bass
Allison Miller – drums

With Special Guest
Henry Butler – piano

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