His songsmithing skills have always overshadowed his piano skills, but that said, he';s got some of the most graceful fingers in N'awlins. Yes, it's all about touch with Toussaint. The Bright Mississippi suggests that his affection for the city's bedrock tunes ("St. James Infirmary," "Winin' Boy Blues") is contagious. Featuring Marc Ribot and Don Byron, this rare ensemble club date should have everyone moving slow and easy. Get there early: the ghosts of Oliver, Bechet, and Pops will be taking up a few seats.
May 19-24, 9 & 11 p.m., 2009
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