The Bright Mississippi
by Allen Toussaint

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Track Listing

1 Egyptian Fantasy
2 Dear Old Southland
3 St. James Infirmary
4 Singin' the Blues
5 Winin' Boy Blues
6 West End Blues
7 Blue Drag
8 Just a Closer Walk with Thee
9 Bright Mississippi
10 Day Dream
11 Long, Long Journey
12 Solitude

Genre: Jazz General
  • Genre: Jazz Music
  • Release Date: April 2009
  • Label: Nonesuch (USA)
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: Joe Henry; Joe Henry
  • Engineer: Kevin Killen
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.61) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The results are both pure Ellington and Monk, as well as pure Toussaint, emotionally and structurally expansive, yet as keenly done as one of Toussaint's perfectly knotted ties."

Down Beat (p.56) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith those rolling left-hand notes and buoyant stair-stepping rights, and the generosity and grandeur of his melting pot vision, Toussaint invokes nothing but joy."

JazzTimes (p.70) - "The title track is a rollicking streetback treatment of the Thelonious Monk tune based on 'Sweet Georgia Brown.'"

JazzTimes (p.34) - Ranked #5 in JazzTimes' "Top 50 CDs of 2009" -- "[A]n instrumental album of early jazz offerings..."

Dirty Linen (p.45) - "Toussaint masterfully resurrects classic tunes inspired by the Mississippi River and the people who live by its shores."

Billboard (p.37) - "Toussaint tackles the classic 'St. James Infirmary' with a hymn-like reverence, his rolling piano parts prodding Marc Ribot's nimble guitar."

Q (Magazine) (p.132) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[P]roducer Joe Henry's relaxed, pin-sharp production makes it sound like the whole session is taking place in your own front room."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[THE BRIGHT MISSISSIPPI] sees the 77-year-old architect of New Orleans reimagine jazz standards..."

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