14 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The patriarch of New Orleans R&B recorded one last session before he passed away in November 2015. American Tunes features solo piano recordings made at Touissant’s home studio as well as others made with guests like Jay Bellerose, Bill Frisell, Rhiannon Giddens, and Van Dyke Parks. He’s in fine form, too, lending his singular style to songs by Professor Longhair, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Simon, and beautiful originals like  “Southern Nights.”

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The patriarch of New Orleans R&B recorded one last session before he passed away in November 2015. American Tunes features solo piano recordings made at Touissant’s home studio as well as others made with guests like Jay Bellerose, Bill Frisell, Rhiannon Giddens, and Van Dyke Parks. He’s in fine form, too, lending his singular style to songs by Professor Longhair, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Simon, and beautiful originals like  “Southern Nights.”

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings
23 Ratings
Garden-u ,

Vince Guaraldi meets ? Beautiful Piano - American Classic

Learned on KPCC LA Public Raido show "The Frame." Thank you for the story; It makes the music even better.

snturtle ,

Best for Last

Stunning album! Good listening, good dancing, good memories with such beautiful tone and expertise! I know what music sounds like from Heaven!

LCB chef ,

Extraordinary

A bittersweet release, knowing Mr. Toussaint has crossed over. There are not the proper adjectivees in my vocabulary to describe this extraordinay music. Timeless and transcedental........Thank you, sir Rest in Peace...

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