Toussaint’s stories of a lifetime spent in the city’s music scene were captivating and he sounded almost as good as he looked. Toussaint is a sharp dresser and wore a blue pin-striped suit paired with a striped orange shirt and tie. And I almost forgot to mention the matching pocket square. Toussaint has played with, written for or produced the likes of Fats Domino, Lee Dorsey, The Meters, Irma Thomas, Ernie K Doe, Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello (an artist Toussaint respects immensely) — as well as a younger crop of New Orleans musicians including our previous guests Trombone Shorty and Theresa Andersson. Toussaint’s latest CD is a batch of standard, mostly instrumentals called The Bright Mississippi. The CD he made with Elvis Costello is titled The River in Reverse.
Here’s a map of our interviews and other points of interst in New Orleans.
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