2009/04/22

NY TIMES: ALLEN TOUSSAINT "SHINES UP" JAZZ STANDARDS ON "THE BRIGHT MISSISSIPPI"

Allen Toussaint's Nonesuch solo debut album, The Bright Mississippi is set for release tomorrow, and already the critical response on both sides of the Atlantic has been outstanding.

Produced by Joe Henry, the record includes songs by such jazz greats as Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Django Reinhardt, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Billy Strayhorn, and features a stellar band: clarinetist Don Byron, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, guitarist Marc Ribot, bassist David Piltch, and percussionist Jay Bellerose, with pianist Brad Mehldau and saxophonist Joshua Redman each joining Toussaint for a track.

2009 Apr 20
http://nonesuch.com/journal/ny-times-allen-toussaint-shines-up-jazz-standards-on-the-bright-mississippi-2009-04-20

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