photos by Ryan Muir

Allen Toussaint

"Saturday evening could not have been more beautiful for a concert in Prospect Park. The second evening of music in the 2010 Celebrate Brooklyn season at the park's band shell, featured two of New Orleans' giants, Allen Toussaint and Davell Crawford.

Allen Toussaint started the evening off. With just his piano to accompany him, he entertained the crowd with many of the songs from his long career producing and arranging music for the Neville Brothers, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Castello.

Davell Crawford with his incredible band came on next. The Piano Prince Of New Orleans was electrifying. By the third song, the crowd was on its feet, dancing to his infectious mix of blues, jazz and gospel." [Pardon Me For Asking]

Anonymous points out that the above quoted summary is only partly right. "Davell Crawford actually went on first. solo piano. Then Allen Toussaint went on second solo piano followed by Davell Crawford again but this time with a band. Toussaint was actually on in the middle of a three act show."

The first show in the series didn't have as much luck with the weather. The third show, happening on June 17th, is comedy by "Eugene Mirman & Pretty Good Friends" ("John Hodgman, Michael Showalter, Kumail Nanjiani, Janeane Garofalo and Jerry Minor. More guest stars tba"). More pictures from the second 2010 show (Allen and Davell), below...

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