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 Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye) – 04:30 . 7.Imagination (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 04:27 . 8.Isn’T It Romantic? (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 05:16

Musicians : Jean Toots Thielemans – Harmonica, Guitar . Pepper Adams – Baritone Saxophone . Kenny Drew – Piano . Wilbur Ware – Bass . Art Taylor – Drums

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews Jack Higgins – Engineer

Package : Orrin Keepnews – Liner Notes

Recorded On December 30, 1957 And January 7, 1958 At Reeves Sound Studios In New York City.

Released In 1958 By Riverside.

Toots Thielemans


Although he plays guitar exclusively on two of the eight selections included on this CD reissue, it is Toots Thielemans‘ harmonica playing that is most unique. […]

hprill @ RateYourMusic
Even if the concept of the harmonica in jazz is a questionable one and has yielded some terrible results, Toots Thielemans pulls this one off elegantly and remains listenable throughout; it helps that he puts aside the harmonica on a few tracks and plays the guitar instead. […]

Toots Thielemans’ ‘Man Bites Harmonica!’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]M


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