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woensdag 13 april 2016

Releasedate set for Allen Toussaint's final recordings

Last November Allen Toussaint unexpectadly died while on tour in Europe.

He had just finished a recordingsession for a new album, produced by Joe. Today we received more info on that album.

The album, entitled American Tunes, will be released on June 10.

from the pressrelease :

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.

Let us all keep the memory of him and his music alive.

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