Offbeat Cover for June, 2009

June 2009 Contents

Cover Story

Perfect Balance: Allen Toussaint

Features

Essence’s Changing of the Guard

Shining On

Six for Switzerland

The Rest of the Fest

BackTalk

Marcus Roberts

OffBeat Eats

Dining Out: Ciro’s Cote Sud

Margie Perez Hits the Spot at Sound Cafe

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Helen Gillet

Fresh

I Love a Parade

Mr. Marsalis Goes to Washington

School of Jazz

The Jazz Class Plays An Encore for New Orleans

The Once and Future Studio

Tri-Fest-A

Reviews

Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets, Talk to You by Hand (Hep Cat)

Beth McKee, I’m That Way (bethmckee.com)

Better Than Ezra, Paper Empire (Red Distribution)

Black Moth Super Rainbow, Eating Us (Graveface)

Caddywhompus, EPs (Independent)

Dee-1, David and Goliath (Independent)

J.J. Caillier, The Zydeco Knockout (Caillier)

Jealous Monk, From Sun Up to Moon Down (Independent)

Jermaine Quiz, Live in New Orleans (mixtape)

Marcus Roberts, New Orleans Meets Harlem, Vol. 1 (J-Master)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Orleans Preservation, Vol. 1 (Preservation Hall)

Telefon Tel Aviv, Immolate Yourself (BPitch Control)

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Book One (Harmonia Mundi)

The Peekers, Life in the Air (Park the Van)

Various Artists, Robots Are Mean (NOIRC)

Mojo Mouth

Big Thanks

Letters

June 2009 Letters