Davell Crawford on piano
Davell Crawford on keyboard
Saturday evening could nnot 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 Dawell 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 carreer producing and arranging music for the Neville Brothers, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Castello.
Dawell 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.
Great music, great evening. Hope you were there!
*** A reader corrected me. Apparently Dawell Crawford came out first, followed by Allen Toussaint. Crawford then came out again after Toussaint.
I came slightly late and must have missed Crawford's first set.