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Eivind Aarset: Connected

Read "Connected" reviewed by John Kelman

Some instrumentalists are concerned with the technical nature of their instrument, absorbing harmony, scales, chord relationships and other methods to shape their desired goal. Others become enamoured with the sonic possibilities of the instrument, investigating the colours and textures that can be created. For Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset it is all important. His chops-less approach to ...

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Allen Toussaint: Connected

Read "Connected" reviewed by Douglas Payne

Connected offers a generous program (62 minutes) of some of the best, most soulful pop that's been heard in the last twenty years. Such style must seem old-fashioned now. No samples, no contrived rhythms, no phony raps and hardly any concessions to contemporary popular music. Stuff this good hasn't been heard since the late 70s when ...

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Allen Toussaint: Connected

Read "Connected" reviewed by Jim Santella

With roots in both Gospel and Ragtime, New Orleans singer-pianist Allen Toussaint has assembled an enjoyable session that appeals to a broad audience. From an outsider's point-of-view, Toussaint's ensemble shares that “Crescent City mystique" espoused by Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, The Dirty Dozen & New Birth Brass Bands, and others. While this session combines folk, ...

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Allen Toussaint: Connected

Read "Connected" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Allen Toussaint is back. Let the world know. Connected is his first full-length national release in nearly twenty years, and it is a full resume of the New Orleans institution's many talents. His funky R&B piano is the centerpiece of this disc, which features a host of New Orleans luminaries including Dave Bartholomew on trumpet, Leo ...