Bright Mississippi – Allen Toussaint

I have, on a few occasions posted pieces of Jazz that cross over different eras and here’s a wonderful example that has been in my head for a while. Bright Mississippi is a typically quirky composition by Thelonious Monk, a man often described as the ‘High Priest of Bop’. This version in a live performance by a band led in 2009 by Allen Toussaint, however, gives it a joyously carefree New Orleans treatment.

One Response to “Bright Mississippi – Allen Toussaint”

  1. Phillip Helbig Says:

    For those who are interested in New Orleans, whether carefree or not, and, actually, for everyone, I recommend reading the excellent novel A Confederacy of Dunces.

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