Allen Toussaint : American Tunes

CD [Cover Art for Allen Toussaint / American Tunes] Your Price: $19.88
Availability: In Stock
Sell date: 6/2016
Label: Nonesuch
Mfg's Catalog#: 554644
CDC Part#: 1945913
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 Notes & Reviews
 
2016 album by legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint. Toussaint had just completed the album when he passed away in November of last year during a European tour. Recording took place at two sets of sessions with producer Joe Henry: solo piano at Toussaint's New Orleans home studio in 2013, and with the rhythm section of Jay Bellerose and David Piltch-joined by guests Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd, Greg Leisz, Rhiannon Giddens, and Van Dyke Parks-in Los Angeles in October 2015. The album comprises solo performances of Professor Longhair tunes and band arrangements of songs by Toussaint, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Simon, and others. Toussaint's children, Alison Toussaint-LeBeaux and Clarence Reginald Toussaint, who have long served as their father's managers, said of the American Tunes album, 'Our father approached this project with great care and understanding of the songs selected and paid true homage to Professor Longhair, his musical hero. He wanted to bring as much of the Toussaint touch as he could to these wonderful classics.'

 
 Tracks
 
Delores' Boyfriend
Viper's Drag
Confessin' (That I Love You)
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Lotus Blossom
Waltz for Debby
Big Chief
Rocks in My Bed
Danza, Op. 33
Hey Little Girl
Rosetta
Come Sunday
Southern Nights
American Tune
 
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