Elvis Has Left The Building

RE: Tonight's Allen Toussaint concert, which we and WBGO are streaming here and video Webcasting here, we just got this little gem in from one of last night's sets:



Toussaint had a place in his set list where he gets to do a little solo piano work. Last night that solo became a duet when he was joined unexpectedly by Elvis Costello, with whom he made a 2006 record called The River In Reverse. This here is their impromptu live version of "Ascension Day."

It's officially time to get excited about tonight's show. (And if you're seeing this after the fact, there'll be a full online archive at NPR.org/villagevanguard starting tomorrow.)



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