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Page added Jul 14, 2016 Updated Jul 22, 2016

We remember the late great Allen Toussaint with a posthumous new release, simply titled American Tunes, a follow-up to his '09 jazz record.

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We hear from the great late Allen Toussaint, who sadly passed away in 2015 whilst on tour. His new album is called American Tunes, and is a continuation from his widely acclaimed jazz release The Bright Mississippi. Toussaint again draws on standard material for this recording, with titles from Bill Evans, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. He also extends his gaze to more traditional New Orleans numbers, as well as his own originals. The track we'll hear, however, is a Billy Stayhorn number: 'Lotus Blossom,' featuring Charles Lloyd on saxophone.

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Jul 18, 2016. 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Jul 23, 2016. 10:00am - 10:30am

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Allen Toussaint (/ˈtuːsɑːnt/; January 14, 1938 - November 10, 2015) was an American musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer, who was an influential figure in New Orleans R&B from the 1950s to the end of the century, described as "one of popular music's great backroom figures." Many other musicians recorded Toussaint's compositions, including "Java", "Mother-in-Law", "I Like It Like...

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