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The bright Mississippi

Author: Allen ToussaintJoe HenryDon ByronNicholas PaytonMarc RibotAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Nonesuch, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Legendary singer and songwriter Allen Toussaint is back with his first solo album in nearly ten years. Here he explores the rich musical history of his native New Orleans by performing songs written by some of the city's other iconic musicians.
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Genre/Form: Jazz
Piano music (Jazz)
Dixieland music
Blues (Music)
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Toussaint; Joe Henry; Don Byron; Nicholas Payton; Marc Ribot; David Piltch; Jay Bellerose; Brad Mehldau; Joshua Redman
OCLC Number: 318545875
Notes: Liner notes by Joe Henry ([8] p.) inserted in container.
Credits: Produced by Joe Henry.
Performer(s): Allen Toussaint, piano, vocals (11th work) ; Don Byron, clarinet ; Nicholas Payton, trumpet ; Marc Ribot, guitar ; David Piltch, bass ; Jay Bellerose, drums, percussion ; with Brad Mehldau, piano (5th work) ; Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone (10th work).
Event notes: Recorded Mar. 19-22, 2008, Avatar Studios, New York.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Compact disc.
Contents: Egyptian fantasy / Sidney Bechet, John Reid (4:40) --
Dear old Southland / Raymond Bloch (6:19) --
St. James Infirmary (3:51) --
Singin' the blues / J. Russel Robinson, Con Conrad (5:40) --
Winin' boy blues / Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton (6:42) --
West End blues / Joe Oliver, Clarence Williams (3:51) --
Blue drag / Django Reinhardt (4:21) --
Just a closer walk with Thee (5:11) --
Bright Mississippi / Thelonious Monk (5:07) --
Day dream / Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (5:27) --
Long, long journey / Leonard Feather (4:50) --
Solitude / Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Eddie DeLange (5:31).
Other Titles: Egyptian fantasy.
Dear old Southland.
St. James Infirmary.
Singin' the blues.
Winin' boy blues.
West end blues.
Blue drag.
Bright Mississippi.
Day dream.
Long, long journey.
Solitude.
Just a closer walk with Thee (Hymn)
Responsibility: Allen Toussaint.

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Legendary singer and songwriter Allen Toussaint is back with his first solo album in nearly ten years. Here he explores the rich musical history of his native New Orleans by performing songs written by some of the city's other iconic musicians.

"...The Crescent City''s crown prince of piano takes a rare look back at the venerable New Orleans songbook, reinventing age-old standards one rollicking riff at a time."--Billboard.

"...Emotionally and structurally expansive, yet as keenly done as one of Toussaint's perfectly knotted ties. "--Rolling Stone.

"...A work of the imagination."--New York Times.

"...Toussaint comes off as a picture of elegance."--Paste.

"...Toussaint invokes nothing but joy."--Downbeat.

"...His latest collaboration with producer Joe Henry spotlights Toussaint's bluesy elegance as a piano player."--No Depression.

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