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Allen Toussaint, piano, vocals (11th work) ; Don Byron, clarinet ; Nicholas Payton, trumpet ; Marc Ribot, guitar ; David Piltch, bass ; Jay Bellerose, drums, percussion ; with Brad Mehldau, piano (5th work) ; Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone (10th work).
Recorded Mar. 19-22, 2008, Avatar Studios, New York.
Liner notes by Joe Henry ( p.) inserted in container.
Egyptian fantasy / Sidney Bechet, John Reid (4:40) -- Dear old Southland / Raymond Bloch (6:19) -- St. James Infirmary (3:51) -- Singin' the blues / J. Russel Robinson, Con Conrad (5:40) -- Winin' boy blues / Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton (6:42) -- West End blues / Joe Oliver, Clarence Williams (3:51) -- Blue drag / Django Reinhardt (4:21) -- Just a closer walk with Thee (5:11) -- Bright Mississippi / Thelonious Monk (5:07) -- Day dream / Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (5:27) -- Long, long journey / Leonard Feather (4:50) -- Solitude / Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Eddie DeLange (5:31).
Produced by Joe Henry.
Legendary singer and songwriter Allen Toussaint is back with his first solo album in nearly ten years. Here he explores the rich musical history of his native New Orleans by performing songs written by some of the city's other iconic musicians.
Just a closer walk with Thee (Hymn)