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Allen Toussaint

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Concerts

Allen Toussaint

April 30, 2009 Allen Toussaint, Henry Butler and Jon Cleary keep the jazz-piano tradition alive in concert.

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Allen Toussaint

May 20, 2009 The New Orleans eminence and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree leads his Bright Mississippi band.

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December 15, 2006 Allen Toussaint headlines another stellar holiday program with established and upcoming artists.

Studio Sessions

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February 7, 2014 The New Orleans pianist and composer plays some of his songs, including "Get Out of My Life Woman."

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June 21, 2011 The legendary jazz pianist brings a taste of New Orleans to KPLU's studio.

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Elvis Costello (left) and Allen Toussaint.

August 31, 2012 Guest host Costello sits in, as the New Orleans legend leads him through "Southern Nights" and more.

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July 23, 2009 The legendary pianist led the way through the different "musics" of New Orleans in a recent session.

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July 17, 2006 Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint have come together to write and record a warm, hopeful new album.

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Interviews & Profiles

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June 19, 2006 The two musicians talk about their new album A River in Reverse.

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December 31, 2005 Musician Allen Toussaint lost a piano to Katrina. The next one's going on the second floor.

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Discover Songs

Ravi Coltrane

December 23, 2009 Jazz's future is bright: All but three musicians on Shaunna Morrison Machosky's Top 10 are under 40.

Vijay Iyer

December 6, 2009 In 2009, young talents such as Vijay Iyer were among many who transcended the standard.

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November 30, 2009 Some of host David Dye's picks won't be new to readers, but others qualify as musical discoveries.

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May 26, 2009 Also on the show: Sunset Rubdown, Danger Mouse with Sparklehorse, and Crosby, Stills and Nash demos.

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Reviews

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May 26, 2009 Also on the show: Sunset Rubdown, Danger Mouse with Sparklehorse, and Crosby, Stills and Nash demos.

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May 1, 2009 Music critic Milo Miles reviews new albums by Booker T. Jones and Allen Toussaint.

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December 12, 2005 The session is a symbolic effort to show the city's once-thriving music industry is not dead.

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February 18, 2009 Here's a brief but broad overview of some of the Crescent City's many extraordinary pianists.

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The River in Reverse

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  • Album: The River in Reverse
  • Artist: Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint
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Potato Hole

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Bright Mississippi

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The Allen Touissant Collection

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