Remembering Allen Toussaint
I took these photos at a performance Allen Toussaint gave at the Toronto Jazz Festival in 2010. I last saw him not performing, but attending Satchmo Summer Fest this past August. He looked to be in excellent health, was as stylish and charming as ever. So sad he had to leave us this soon.
New Orleans and the music community will feel this loss acutely. Listening to the tunes helps though, doesn't it?
Two indisputable classics:
Getting all funky on some Guaraldi in 1970:
Schooling us on Professor Longhair on the BBC in the mid 80's:
Allen and Elvis, Ascension Day (live):