Label: Nonesuch - 554644-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Rhythm & Blues
Big Chief - Allen Toussaint - American Tunes busy was Allen Toussaint in the wake of his lates revival, he didn't wind up entering a recording studio to begin work on a sequel to his jazz album, The Bright Mississippiuntil 's Songbook consisted of live recordings from A few solo sessions happened that year, followed by a round with a band and guests in October and then he died a few weeks later, passing away in Madrid, Spain while on tour.
Producer Joe Henrywho helmed The Bright Mississippipulled together American Tunes for a posthumous release in the summer of 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. Where The Bright Mississippi focused firmly on jazz standards, American Tunes positions these prewar standards as just part of the fabric. Toussaint touches upon Big Easy standards, spinning "Mardis Gras in New Orleans" and "Big Chief" in a way that emphasizes their lyricism instead of rhythm, thereby drawing connections with the Bill Evansclassical, and Duke Ellington covers heard elsewhere on the record.
Sometimes, the guests assert themselves -- Rhiannon Giddens commands attention when she sings Ellington -- but the presence of Charles Lloyd and Van Dyke Parks Big Chief - Allen Toussaint - American Tunes the generous collaborative spirit within Toussaint 's music; even when he's heard alone here, he's playing with and commenting upon tradition.
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Rosetta Earl Hines. Come Sunday Duke Ellington. Southern Nights Allen Toussaint. American Tune Paul Simon.
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