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Toots Thielemans

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

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 […]

Jimmy Smith records ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ a…

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 […]

Toots Thielemans records ‘Man Bites Harmonica!’ an album for…

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 […]

Quincy Jones releases ‘Q’s Jook Joint,’ an album featuring…

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) […]

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

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 : And So It Goes . Sarabande (2017) . Both Sides Now (2016) . @ Chicago Jazz Festival (2015) . The Song is You (2013) . For No One (2012) . In Walked Bud (2010) . […]

‘Duetos Brasileiros’ gathers 22 major Brazilian (and one Belgian)…

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 […]

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Abraça Jobim,’ an album of Antonio…

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 […]

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

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 […]

This week In Jazz Legends 18

Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Return to Forever, Stan Kenton, Jimmy Smith, Maynard Ferguson, Gerry Mulligan, Modern Jazz Quartet, Martial Solal, Toots Thielemans. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 273 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one […]

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.

Billy Joel releases ‘An Innocent Man,’ his ninth album featuring…

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) – […]

A&M / CTI release Quincy Jones’ ‘Walking in Space’…

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.. 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) […]