Allen Toussaint

Sunday, November 7, 2010 | 7:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater


“A one-man repository” of Crescent City music (Paste), Toussaint is “the legend of New Orleans R&B” (All Music Guide) and a jazz-blues dynamo, who turns even traditional hymns into swinging, after-hours jams. This configuration shows off both sides of the master’s groove: he’s flanked by a special guest star, the “abundantly gifted” jazz trumpeter Payton (NY Times) and backed by “three of New Orleans greatest players” (Offbeat), funk pros who load Joe Krown’s B3 licks and Batiste’s drums with the Wolfman’s swampy, screaming guitar.

 

“Allen Toussaint is the jewel in New Orleans’ crown, not merely the most distinctive of soul songwriter/producers, but a virtuoso piano stylist with an unparalleled knowledge of the city’s musical development”
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