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The Music of Allen Toussaint



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New Orleans is a musical melting pot that has been cooking up music royalty for nearly over a century. The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, now in its seventeenth year, is dedicated to preserving the tradition of New Orleans music and culture while exploring the works of artists that might be considered slightly outside the realm of jazz. “Songs: The Music of Allen Toussaint” is the fourth studio recording by the Orchestra and the first under new music director Adonis Rose. Toussaint, one of New Orleans’ most well-known composers, wrote the classic tunes “Java”, “Electricity”, “Southern Nights” and “Working In A Coal Mine” which all get fresh large ensemble interpretations on this new disc. Other tunes associated with Toussaint, but not necessarily written by him, such as the classic “Tequila”, are also on the playlist. A raucous and swinging tribute to a true American music original performed by his home town ensemble.
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Item number SVL1018481
Barcode 717101848126
Release date 4/19/2019
Category Contemporary Jazz
Label STORYVILLE RECORDS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Orchestra New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Disc: 1
Southern Nights00:04:00
1 Southern Nights 00:03:26 Rose, Adonis New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
It's Raining00:04:00
2 It's Raining 00:04:07 Bridgewater, Dee Dee New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Coal Mine00:06:00
3 Coal Mine 00:05:46 Rose, Adonis New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Ruler of My Heart00:06:00
4 Ruler of My Heart 00:05:46 New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Java00:03:07
5 Java 00:03:02 New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Gert Town00:04:00
6 Gert Town 00:03:40 Rose, Adonis New Orleans Jazz Orchestra French, Gerald French, Gerald
With You in My Mind00:06:00
7 With You in My Mind 00:05:32 Bridgewater, Dee Dee Rose, Adonis Manuel, Phillip New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Zimple Street00:04:00
8 Zimple Street 00:04:25 New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Tequila00:04:38
9 Tequila 00:05:33 Rose, Adonis New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
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