Uploaded on Feb 22, 2011
Genre: Jazz, Soul-Jazz
Bass [Upright] - David Piltch
Clarinet - Don Byron
Drums, Percussion - Jay Bellerose
Guitar [Acoustic] - Marc Ribot
Producer - Joe Henry
Trumpet - Nicolas Payton
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The latest studio album, released in 2009 by the great Allen Toussaint featuring songs by jazz greats such as Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Django Reinhardt, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Billy Strayhorn.
Through his work as producer, composer, arranger and consummate session man, New Orleans native Allen Toussaint has truly earned
living-legend status. He's collaborated on landmark recordings for such artists as Ernie K. Doe, Lee Dorsey, Dr. John, the Meters, the
Pointer Sisters and Labelle and released acclaimed albums of his own.
Produced by Joe Henry, Toussaint's first solo album in over a decade sees this legendary writer instead paying tribute to the work of others, revisiting tunes penned by jazz greats like Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Django Reinhardt, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Billy Strayhorn, backed by a band including clarinetist Don Byron, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, guitarist Marc Ribot, and bassist David Piltch. This isn't natural territory for a soul/funk player like Toussaint, who admits the jazz standards are something he's always held at arm's length. The result, though, is both confident and relaxed, familiar tunes made over with characterful arrangements that suggest that while Toussaint may have made his living playing rock, rhythm and blues, something of old Orleans is in his blood.
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