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Allen Toussaint

3. Allen Toussaint, "The Bright Mississippi" (Nonesuch): With a Hall of Fame track record in the world of bayou funk and R&B, it's surprising the 71-year-old pianist touched on jazz so infrequently. Joined by heavyweights including Don Byron, Marc Ribot and Nicholas Payton with warm production... Michael Wilson