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.

(Source Toots Thielemans – Man Bites Harmonica! | Official Site)


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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