Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi
Written by Nicholas Jennings    Sunday, 13 December 2009 01:00    PDF Print E-mail

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Allen Toussaint - The Bright MississippiWhen it comes to top pianists, Diana Krall points to Oscar Peterson while her hubby, Elvis Costello, favors Allen Toussaint. Elvis collaborated with the New Orleans legend on their fine album The River in Reverse. Here Allen, who helped to shape the sound of r&b, soul and funk as a songwriter, producer and pianist, offers his classy instrumental versions of old standards like “St. James Infirmary” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” And his rhythmic cover of the Thelonious Monk-penned title track is pure heaven.

April 2009



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