Steven Bernstein and Henry Butler’s disparate backgrounds form the perfect old-school New Orleans jazz band

If you’ve never believed that pure joy can be expressed through instrumental music, specifically jazz music, then you might need to take a listen to the collaboration between pianist Henry Butler and trumpeter/bandleader Steven Bernstein. Their band, Butler Bernstein & The Hot 9, pits a six-piece horn section against Butler’s playful, virtuosic playing — and comes up a winner every time. Click here to read the full article.