Toots Thielemans – Toots, 91, Une Fois
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Wikipedia : This day (April 29, 1922), in Brussels, Belgium, is born Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans a.k.a Toots Thielemans, a Belgian jazz musician well known for his guitar and harmonica playing as well as his whistling. Thielemans is credited as one of the greatest harmonica players of the 20th century.
Toots Thielemans : Toots Thielemans played accordion at the age of 3 and started playing harmonica as a hobby. His first guitar, won on a bet. During the German occupation he got hooked on Jazz or as he says himself, “contaminated” by the jazz virus. His first idol was Django Reinhardt and very early he was influenced by Charlie Parker. He got his nickname “Toots” after Toots Mondello and Toots Camarata. First international break through was when he joined Benny Goodman on an European Concert tour in 1950. Immigrating to the USA in 1952, he became a member of the Charlie Parker’s All Stars in Philadelphia and worked for 6 years with the George Shearing Quintet.
Toots Thielemans @ facebook : ” I can say without hesitation that Toots is one of the greatest musicians of our time. On his instrument he ranks with the best that jazz has ever produced. he goes for the heart and makes you cry. We have worked together more times than I can count and he always keeps me coming back for more …”from Quincy Jones’ liner notes Q’s Jook Joint, 1995
Toots Thielemans @last.fm : A jazz standard by Toots Thielemans is “Bluesette” where he used whistling and guitar in unison. Bluesette became a major 1962 world-wide hit for him and this still much beloved and requested piece has been re-recorded by him and commercially released on records/CDs many times over both in various studio versions and live on-stage performances performed in several different countries.
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