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
Brian’s Hidden Beauties CLIX: Ride The Wild Surf - In our 158 “hidden beauties”, we have only covered one of the songs that Brian co-wrote with Jan Berry, and which only appear on Jan And Dean albums. That ...
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