Allen Toussaint American Tunes

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

Allen Toussaint - American Tunes (2016)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Nonesuch Records

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 - 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's Jazzity Project - Going Places (2004) {Captivating Recording Technologies}

Allen Toussaint's Jazzity Project - Going Places (2004) {Captivating Recording Technologies}
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© 2004 Captivating Recording Technologies | NONE
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.
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.
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)  

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.

The Allen Toussaint Orchestra - Beatles Songbook (1989)  

Posted by Speedyclick at Nov. 15, 2013
The Allen Toussaint Orchestra - Beatles Songbook (1989)

The Allen Toussaint Orchestra - Beatles Songbook (1989)
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Label: Point Productions | 5% recovery record | Instrumental, pop

Allen Toussaint is an American musician, composer, record producer, and influential figure in New Orleans R&B. On this beautiful collection. The Allen Toussaint Orchestra plays a selection of the classic Beatles song, covering their music from the early days to the end of their recording era. Enjoy timeless Lennon-McCartney songs from "She loes you" to "Let it be" in nice instrumental renditions.
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - Hot As A Pistol, Keen As A Blade (2007)

Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - Hot As A Pistol, Keen As A Blade (2007)
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Genre: Rock, R&B | Label: Universal Music | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 26 Feb 2007 | Runtime: 122 min. | 7,75 GB (DVD9)

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina ElvisCostello and New Orleans musical great Allen Toussaint collaborated on "TheRiver In Reverse" and followed it with knockout performances at the GRAMMY Awards and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a month-long tour. The DVD "Hot as a Pistol, Keen as a Blade", captures that tour's scintillating concert in Montreal, Canada, spotlighting songsfrom the album as well as other Costello gems spanning four decades, from "Watching The Detectives" and "Pump It Up" to lesser-known songs, most ofthem given special arrangements by Toussaint.
Harry Allen And Friends - For George, Cole And Duke (2014) {Blue Heron}

Harry Allen And Friends - For George, Cole And Duke (2014)
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Genre: Jazz

There is no greater paragon of tenor saxophonist taste than Harry Allen. While the fickle winds of prevailing styles continue to blow this or that way, Allen stands tall like the mighty oak, unswayed by fad fashions and firmly rooted to the music of the Great American Songbook. On this appealing date, Allen visits the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington.