Toots Thielemans records ‘Only Trust Your Heart’ with Fred Hersch, Marc Johnson, Harvie Swartz & Joey Baron (1988)

Toots Thielemans' 'Only Trust Your Heart' is an album recorded in April and May 1988 with Fred Hersch, Marc Johnson, Harvie Swartz & Joey Baron and released by Concord.Track Listing : 1.Speak No Evil (Wayne Shorter) - 05:18 . 2.Estaté (Bruno Brighetti, Bruno Martino) - 04:56 . 3.Three And One (Toots Thielemans) - 05:38 . 4.Rain Waltz (Fred Hersch) - 05:52 . 5.All Of You (Cole Porter) - 04:29 .…

Polydor publish Toots Thielemans’ ‘Live’ recorded in Holland (1974)

Toots Thielemans' 'Live' is an album recorded in Holland with an European rhythm section and released on April 4, 1974 by Polydor Of Holland.Track Listing : 1.Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 06:11 . 2.Lullaby (Toots Thielemans) - 03:33 . 3.Tenor Madness (Sonny Rollins) - 07:59 . 4.Nice To Be Around (John Williams, Paul Williams) - 03:13 . 5.Strange Boogie Man (Toots…

Gregoire Maret meets Toots Thielemans (2011)

February 5, 2011 - Toots Thielemans will sit in with the Gregoire Maret Quartet - that is Grégoire Maret (harm), Federico Gonzalez Peña (kb), Reggie Washington (b) and Clarence Penn (d) - at Jazz l'F in Dinant, Belgium

Toots Thielemans records ‘Man Bites Harmonica!’ an album for Riverside (1958)

Toots Thielemans' 'Man Bites Harmonica!' is an album recorded on December 30, 1957 and January 7, 1958.Track Listing : 1.East Of The Sun (Brooks Bowman) - 07:14 . 2.Don'T Blame Me (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh) - 02:27 . 3.18Th Century Ballroom (Ray Bryant) - 03:46 . 4.Soul Station (Toots Thielemans) - 06:58 . 5.Fundamental Frequency (Toots Thielemans) - 04:54 . 6.Struttin' With Some Barbecue (Lil…

Toots Thielemans celebrates his 90th birthday (2012)

October 21, 2012 - Belgian harmonicist Toots Thielemans celebrates his 90th birthday with Karel Boehlee (p, synth), Hein van de Geyn (db) and Hans van Oosterhout (d) plus pianist Kenny Werner and singer Trijntje Oosterhuis as guests at le Chapiteau Opera de Liege in Liege, Belgium

We remember Toots Thielemans. ‘Toots, 94, Une (dernière) Fois’

This day (August 22, 2016), in Brussels, Belgium, died 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.Digest Tracklist : w/ Kenny Werner - Days Of Wine And Roses (2012) . Rosa Turbinata (2011)…

Shirley Horn records ‘You Won’t Forget Me’ with Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Toots Thielemans et al (1990)

Shirley Horn's 'You Won't Forget Me' is a studio album recorded on June 12 & August 13, 1990 and featuring Miles Davis' last appearance as a sideman and released in 1991 by Verve.Track listing : 1.The Music That Makes Me Dance (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) - 06:32 . 2.Come Dance with Me (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 02:47 . 3.Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Joe Greene) - 05:58 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 17/52

John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Joshua Redman, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Michel Legrand, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Toots Thielemans, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur

A&M / CTI release Quincy Jones’ ‘Walking in Space’ featuring ‘Killer Joe’ (1969)

Quincy Jones' 'Walking in Space' feat. 'Killer Joe' is a studio album recorded on June 18 & 19, 1969 and released in 1969 by A&M/Cti..1 . Killer Joe (Quincy Jones 80th Birtay, 2013) Track Listing : 1.Dead End (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) - 04:05 . 2.Walking In Space (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 12:06 . 3.Killer Joe (Benny Golson) - 05:12 . 4.Love And Peace…

Milt Jackson, Benny Golson et al play at Jazzbaltica (1997)

June 14, 1997 - Milt Jackson (vb), Benny Golson (ts), Art Farmer (tp), Ulf Wakenius (g), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b), Jonas Johansen (d), Kenny Kirkland (p), Toots Thielemans (harm) and Max Roach (d) will share the stage at Große Konzertscheue in Salzau, Germany for Jazzbaltica

We remember Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen. ‘AKA NHØP’

This day (April 19, 2005), in Copenhagen, Denmark, died Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, a Danish jazz bassist.Digest Tracklist : Gustav Csík Trió - Tribute to Great Niels Pedersen (1990) . w/ Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer - Blues for Diahann (1997) . w/ Joe Pass - Corcovado (1992) . Tete Montoliu Quartet - Bohemia afterdark 1988) . Oscar Peterson - Easter Suite (1984) . Clark…

Happy Birthday Quincy Jones. ‘Today is ‘Super Q’s Day”

This day (March 14, 1933), in Seattle, Washington, is born Quincy Delightt Jones a.k.a. Quincy Jones, an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, ..Tracklist : w/ Big Band - Moanin' . The 75Th Birthday Celebration Live At Montreux (2008) . w/ Toots Thielemans, Patti Austin - Setembro (1996) . Back On Block Live (1991) . w/ Tamia & Babyface - Slow Jams . w/ Miles Davis -…

Quincy Jones releases ‘The Dude’ featuring ‘Ai No Corrida’ and James Ingram (1981)

Quincy Jones' 'The Dude' is a studio album featuring James Ingram's debut and released in March 1981 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Ai No Corrida (Chaz Jankel, Kenny Young) - 01:43 . 2.The Dude Rod (Temperton, Patti Austin) - 04:16 . 3.Just Once (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 03:28 . 4.Betcha Wouldn'T Hurt Me (Stevie Wonder, Stephanie Andrews) - 03:06 . 5.Somethin' Special (Rod Temperton) - 06:06 .…

Happy Birthday Benny Golson. ‘Along Came Benny’

This day (January 25, 1929), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Benny Golson,an American bebop & hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist.Tracklist : Take The A Train (2009) . Killer Joe (2009) . Interview & Live. . Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer & NHØP - Blues for Diahann (1997) . Freddie Hubbard & Stablemates (1989) . w/ Alan Branscombe, Dave Goldberg, Tubby Hayes -…

We remember Peggy Lee. ‘Feverish’

This day (January 21, 2002), in Los Angeles, California, died Norma Deloris Egstrom a.k.a. Peggy Lee, an American jazz and popular music singer.Tracklist : Is That All There Is? (1969) . Peggy Lee And Toots Thielemans - Makin'Whoopee . w/ Petula Clark - Wedding Bell Blues . Why Don'T You Do Right . Manana (1950) . w/ Andy Williams - St Louis Blues . Fever . Big Spender . Tracklist : Fever .…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ a studio album with a big band for Verve (1964)

Jimmy Smith's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' is a studio album recorded on January 20-21 & 27, 1964 with a big band and released in March by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Slaughter On Tenth Avenue (Richard Rodgers) - 07:06 . 2.Who'S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 1 (Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox) - 04:29 . 3.Who'S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 2 (Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox) - 05:00 . 4.John…

Warner Bros. publish Jaco Pastorius’ third album : ‘Invitation’ recorded with his Word of Mouth big band (1983)

Jaco Pastorius 'Invitation' is his third album recorded with his Word of Mouth big band and released in December 1983 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper) - 06:57 . 2.Amerika (Traditional) - 01:09 . 3.Soul Intro/The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis, Jaco Pastorius) - 06:49 . 4.Continuum (Jaco Pastorius) - 04:28 . 5.Liberty City (Jaco Pastorius) - 04:35 . 6.Sophisticated Lady (Duke…

Quincy Jones releases ‘Q’s Jook Joint,’ an album featuring Stevie Wonder, Bono and Ray Charles among other famous guests (1995)

Quincy Jones' 'Q's Jook Joint' is an album (his first in six years) released on November 7, 1995 by Qwest.Track Listing : 1.Jook Joint Intro (Quincy Jones) - 01:32 . 2.Let The Good Times Roll (Fleecie Moore, Sam Theard) - 02:55 . 3.Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) (Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifah) - 07:32 . 4.You Put A Move On My Heart (Rod Temperton) - 06:13 . 5.Rock With You (Rod…

Happy Birthday Fred Hersch. ‘Individualistic Beauty’

This day (October 21, 1955), in Cincinnati, Ohio, is born Fred Hersch, a contemporary American jazz pianist.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight (2021) . Wichita Lineman (2020) . Piano Solo (2019) . And So It Goes . Doxy (2017) . Both Sides Now (2016) . @ Chicago Jazz Festival (2015) . The Song is You (2013) . For No One (2012) . In Walked Bud (2010) . Mood Indigo (2002) . w/ Toots Thielemans – Ne…

Paul Simon releases his fourth album : ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’ featuring ’50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’ (1975)

Paul Simon's 'Still Crazy After All These Years' is hise fourth studio album co-produced with, Phil Ramone and released on October 6, 1975 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon) - 03:26 . 2.My Little Town (Paul Simon) - 03:51 . 3.I Do It For Your Love (Paul Simon) - 03:35 . 4.50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) - 03:37 . 5.Night Game (Paul Simon) - 02:58…

We remember Art Farmer. ‘The State of Art’

This day (October 4, 1999), in New York, died Art Farmer, an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player.Digest Tracklist : Blue Monk . w/ Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Nhøp & Toots Thielemans – Bags Groove (1997) . w/ Gerry Mulligan & Lee Konitz – Godchild . w/ Lionel Hampton – How High The Moon + Sing, Sing, Sing (1988) . Petite Belle (1964) . Sometime Ago . Tracklist : Mox Nix . Like…

‘Duetos Brasileiros’ gathers 22 major Brazilian (and one Belgian) artists performing (you guessed it!) a duet.

Starting and ending with a contribution by Gal Costa - whose birthday is today, "Duetos Brasileiros" gathers 22 major Brazilian (and one Belgian) artists performing (you guessed it!) a duet.Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Maria Bethânia, Gonzaguinha, Luiz Melodia, Elza Soares, Ney Matogrosso, Maysa, Rildo Hora, Leny Andrade, Toots Thielemans, Elis Regina, Tom Jobim, João Gilberto, Bebel…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Abraça Jobim,’ an album of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s songs (1980)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella Abraça Jobim' is a studio album devoted to the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim and recorded on September 17–19, 1980 and March 18–20, 1981.Track listing : . 1.Somewhere in the Hills (Favela) (Vinícius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 03:56 . 2.The Girl from Ipanema (Vinícius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 03:50 . 3.Dindi (Ray Gilbert,…

Jaco Pastorius takes the Word of Mouth Big Band to ‘Aurex Jazz Festival 1982’

During the first week of September 1982, Jaco Pastorius, the Word of Mouth Big Band and a couple of special guests such as Toots Thielemans took part in the "Aurex Jazz Festival" held in three different Japanese venues : Budokan, Tokyo (September 1st), Osaka Festival Hall (September 4th) and Yokohama Stadium (September 5th). Here is what is supposed to be the Tokyo concert plus various excerpts…

Happy Birthday Martial Solal. ‘French Keys’

This day (August 23, 1927), in Algiers, Algeria, is born Martial Solal, a French jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Dave Liebman - 1 (2015) . Improvisation (2012) . Live in Italy (2008) . w/ Stefano Bollani - Improvisation on Caravan (2008) . The Last Time I Saw Paris / Body & Soul / Begin the Beguine (2007) . Triangle (1990) . w/ Toots Thielemans - What Is This Thing Called…

This week In Jazz Legends 34/52

Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tynerr, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Return to Forever, Stan Kenton, Jimmy Smith, Maynard Ferguson, Gerry Mulligan, Modern Jazz Quartet, Martial Solal, Toots ThielemansThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 382 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious…

We remember Max Roach. ‘Smart Max’

This day (August 16, 2007), in Manhattan, New York, died Max Roach, an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer.Digest Tracklist : The Third Eye . W/ Randy Weston Duo (Ii) - Well You Needn'T (1999) . Live In Israel . W/ Dizzy Gillespie – Manteca . Big Sid / It’S Time . w/ Abbey Lincoln - Driva Man (1964) . Drum Solo . w/ Art Blakey & Elvin Jones - Battle . Tracklist : January V .…

Billy Joel releases ‘An Innocent Man,’ his ninth album featuring ‘Tell Her About It’ and ‘Uptown Girl’ (1983)

Billy Joel's 'An Innocent Man' feat. 'Uptown Girl' is his ninth studio album released on August 8, 1983 by Family Productions/Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Easy Money (Billy Joel) - 04:04 . 2.An Innocent Man (Billy Joel) - 05:17 . 3.The Longest Time (Billy Joel) - 03:42 . 4.This Night (Billy Joel, Ludwig Van Beethoven) - 04:17 . 5.Tell Her About It (Billy Joel) - 03:52 . 6.Uptown Girl (Billy Joel) -…

Serenading The Ladies

From 'While My Lady Sleeps' to 'Oh. Lady Be Good!', we have mixed 17 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Men singing their Ladies'. It has Les Hooper, Charlie Barnet, The String Quartet, Stan Getz and many more.

Sing C’est La Vie

From 'Singin' the Blues' to 'Crickets Sing for Ana Maria', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Singing and Singers'. It has Al Jolson, The New Seekers, The Manhattan Transfer, Toots Thielemans and many more.

Let The Good Time Roll

From 'Shout for joy' to 'Sometimes I'm Happy', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Joy & Happiness'. It has Tony Bennett, Rigmor Gustafsson, Bobby Timmons, B.B. King and many more.

Somewhere Over Harold Arlen

From 'Ill Wind' to 'Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by ' Harold Arlen'. It has Norma Bengel, Helen Merrill, Coleman Hawkins, Nancy LaMott and many more.

Eliane Elias releases ‘Bossa Nova Stories,’ her nineteenth album featuring some famous bossa-nova standards (2008)

Eliane Elias' 'Bossa Nova Stories' is her nineteenth studio album released (in time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of bossa nova) on June 24, 2008 by Blue Note.1 . Chega de Saudade (Live) 2 . They cant take that away from me (Live) 3 . Desafinado (Heineken Concerts, 1996) 4 . Bossa Nova Stories (EPK) 5 . A RA (Marseille) Track Listing : 1.The Girl From Ipanema (Norman Gimbel) - 05:22 .…