Allen Toussaint American Tunes

Allen Toussaint - American Tunes (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Allen Toussaint - American Tunes (2016)
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So busy was Allen Toussaint in the wake of his late-2000s revival, he didn't wind up entering a recording studio to begin work on a sequel to his 2009 jazz album, The Bright Mississippi, until 2013 (2013's Songbook consisted of live recordings from 2009). A few solo sessions happened that year, followed by a round with a band and guests in October 2015 and then he died a few weeks later, passing away in Madrid, Spain while on tour. Producer Joe Henry, who helmed The Bright Mississippi, pulled together American Tunes for a posthumous release in the summer of 2016. Tonally, American Tunes isn't much different from its predecessor, yet its elegiac elegance doesn't come from a place of despair: it's a wistful look back at his past and home.

Allen Toussaint - American Tunes (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at June 10, 2016
Allen Toussaint - American Tunes (2016)

Allen Toussaint - American Tunes (2016)
Blues, R&B, Soul, Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 51:09 min | ~120 Mb
Label: Nonesuch Records| Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016

Nonesuch releases American Tunes, a new studio album by legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint, on June 10, 2016. Toussaint had just completed the album when he passed away in November of last year during a European tour. Recording took place at two sets of sessions with producer Joe Henry: solo piano at Toussaint's New Orleans home studio in 2013, and with the rhythm section of Jay Bellerose and David Piltch - joined by guests Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd, Greg Leisz, Rhiannon Giddens, and Van Dyke Parks - in Los Angeles in October 2015. The album comprises solo performances of Professor Longhair tunes and band arrangements of songs by Toussaint, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Simon, and others.
Allen Toussaint's Jazzity Project - Going Places (2004) {Captivating Recording Technologies}

Allen Toussaint's Jazzity Project - Going Places (2004) {Captivating Recording Technologies}
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Jazz / Modern Post Bebop / Jazz Funk / Piano

Legendary pianist, producer, singer and songwriter Allen Toussaint released his new jazz album on the Captivating Recording Technologies label. "Going Places" marks Toussaint's first foray into the jazz idiom in a career spanning more than 50 years. "It was my son Reginald's idea. He pointed out that I had not recorded a jazz album and I felt it was time. I've played jazz since I was a kid starting out in the business. The new album is a personal exploration. I'm pleased with it." says Allen Toussaint.
VA - Rolling With The Punches: The Allen Toussaint Songbook (2012)

VA - Rolling With The Punches: The Allen Toussaint Songbook (2012)
Pop, Rock, RnB | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 78 min | 182 MB
Label: Ace | Rel: 2012

Allen Toussaint is unquestionably one of the great American songwriters of the 20th century, so it is no surprise Ace Records dedicated a volume of their ongoing Songbook series to the New Orleans R&B titan. They're not the first label to showcase Toussaint's writing. Ten years prior, EMI released Finger Poppin' and Stompin' Feet: 20 Classic Allen Toussaint Productions for Minit Records 1960-1962, a terrific primer that focused on Toussaint's hitmaking prime as a producer, pianist, and writer for Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, Jessie Hill, Benny Spellman, Aaron Neville, and the Showmen.

Allen Toussaint - Songbook (2013)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at May 6, 2014
Allen Toussaint - Songbook (2013)

Allen Toussaint - Songbook (2013)
Blues, Soul, Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52 min | 121 MB
Label: Rounder Records | Rel: 2013

New Orleans musicians laid the cornerstone for a large swath of American music, and Allen Toussaint is among the city s most gifted players. As a composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer, Allen has created an enduring body of work. Songbook presents Allen Toussaint as many of his fans have longed to hear him, in an intimate solo setting, performing many of his best-loved songs. His piano playing is a marvel, with its orchestral conception and effortless New Orleans syncopation. But what comes across most strongly is the warmth of Allen s performance. The gentle Creole lilt in his voice brings a resonance and a smile to his songs, rivaling the versions he produced for others.

Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 18, 2017
Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights (2017)

Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights (2017)
RnB, Soul, Funk, Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:44:19 | 242 MB
Label: Warner Music Group | Release Year: 2017

Producer, songwriter, arranger, session pianist, solo artist Allen Toussaint wore all these hats over the course of his lengthy and prolific career, and his behind-the-scenes work alone would have been enough to make him a legend of New Orleans R&B. Thanks to his work with numerous other artists, Toussaint bore an enormous amount of responsibility for the sound of R&B in the Crescent City from the '60s on into the '70s. His productions kept with the times, moving from rollicking, earthy soul in the '60s to gritty, rambunctious funk in the '70s. As a composer, Toussaint proved himself a consistent hitmaker, penning more than a few gems that have since become R&B standards and been covered by countless artists working in many different styles.

VA - Allen Toussaint - Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (1988)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 14, 2017
VA - Allen Toussaint - Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (1988)

VA - Allen Toussaint - Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (1988)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:47:34 | 255 Mb
Genre: Funk, Soul, RnB / Label: Charly

A 40-track 2CD jewel case edition featuring the New Orleans legend’s solo recordings plus his greatest production hits for Lee Dorsey, The Meters, Ernie K-Doe and more.
Allen Toussaint - The Complete Warner Recordings (2CD Remastered Edition) (2016)

Allen Toussaint - The Complete Warner Recordings (2CD Remastered Edition) (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:38:10 | 362 MB
Genre: Funk, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz | Label: Rhino Handmade

When Allen Toussaint died of a heart attack on November 10 of last year, it was a shock to just about everyone, since the famed pianist had still been extremely active, to the point where he’d been set to perform a sold-out show in London on Nov. 15 and to perform a benefit concert with Paul Simon in New Orleans less than a month later. While his absence is still felt even now, we hope this news will help fill at least some small portion of the void: The Complete Warner Recordings, which has been out of print since the sellout of its limited-edition Rhino Handmade release, is now available once more.

Allen Toussaint - Songbook (Deluxe Edition) (2013)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Sept. 25, 2016
Allen Toussaint - Songbook (Deluxe Edition) (2013)

Allen Toussaint - Songbook (Deluxe Edition) (2013)
New Orleans R&B, Blues, Southern Soul, Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 78 min | 182 MB
Label: Rounder Records | Rel: 2013

Allen Toussaint experienced a late-career revival sparked, ironically enough, by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He had to leave his hometown New Orleans after the hurricane, relocating to New York City where he started to play regular gigs at Joe's Pub and, soon enough, he cut The River in Reverse with Elvis Costello. That 2006 album propelled Toussaint toward a greater audience, leading to more headlining concerts, two of which are chronicled on Rounder's 2013 release Songbook. Recorded in 2009 at Joe's Pub, Songbook features nothing more than Toussaint alone at a piano running through songs he's written over the decades. He sprinkles in a New Orleans standard here and there there's an excellent rendition of "St. James Infirmary" but the spotlight is on his peerless originals, songs that are standards in their own right: "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)," "Holy Cow," "Get Out of My Life, Woman," "Yes We Can," a medley of "A Certain Girl/Mother-in-Law/Fortune Teller," "Southern Nights."
Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi (2009) {Nonesuch 480380-2}

Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi (2009) {Nonesuch 480380-2}
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© 2009 Nonesuch Records / Warner | 480380-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Funk / Groove / New Orleans Jazz Revival / Piano

In Memoriam: Allen Toussaint (1938-2015). The Bright Mississippi stands alone among Allen Toussaint albums. Technically, it is not his first jazz album, for in 2005 he released Going Places on the small CD Baby-distributed Captivating Recording Technologies, a label run by his son Reginald, but for most intents and purposes – and for most listeners – The Bright Mississippi might as well be his first foray into jazz, since it's the first to get a major-label production and release as it's a de facto sequel to Toussaint's successful, high-profile, 2006 duet album with Elvis Costello, The River in Reverse.