Label: Command – RS 45-4107.
7 inch Vinyl Disc - Command Harmonica, Leader, Primary Artist.
Biography by Scott Yanow. Accomplished harmonica player and whistler whose chromatic harmonic solos were among the most distinctive of any instrument in jazz. Jingle Bells With the Command's Guitars and Strings featuring Al Casamenti.
But with the advent of Toots Thielemans, I have come to feel that the limitations are within the player. Because as far as I can see, Toots has no limitations. Jazz harmonica player, Charles Leighton. In 1984, he recorded with Billy Eckstine on the singer's final album (I Am a Singer), featuring ballads and standards arranged and conducted by Angelo DiPippo. In the 1990s, Thielemans embarked on theme projects that included world music During those years, he often recorded songs as personal tributes to those who were influential during his career. The Provocative Musical Genius Of Toots Thielemans (1966, Command). and Things (1967, Command). Toots (1968, Command).
Personnel on tracks Toots Thielemans Quintet Toots Thielemans (guitar, harmonica & whistle), Al Casamenti (guitar), Phil Kraus (vibraphone), George Duvivier (bass), Grady Tate (drums). All tracks recorded at Fine Recording Studios, New York City, in 1966 . Personnel on tracks Toots Thielemans' String Orchestra Girls' Voices, arranged & conducted by Jack Andrews Toots Thielemans (guitar), featuring Phil Bodner (flute), Phil Kraus (vibes, marimba & vibra-snap), Bucky Pizzarelli, Al Casamenti (guitars), and Bill Lavorgna (drums). In 1949 he joined a jam session in Paris with Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Max Roach and others During those years, he often recorded songs as personal tributes to those who were influential during his career. Honeysuckle Rose Aquarela Do Brasil (with Elis Regina, 1969, Fontana, Philips). Only Trust Your Heart (1988, Concord).
Both albums are excellent in content and the sound is outstanding, partly due to these being original recordings on the 'Command' label renown for their top equipment and techniques. The digital remastering makes them sound like they were recorded yesterday. Combines the first two Command Record Album Contrasts is spectacular. Guitar and Strings only so so. Great to see both this on one CD Well worth the price.
I feel best in that little space between a smile and a tear. Toots Jazz festival this weekend: Friday September 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday September 9, 2018. be for all information. les info sur le site: jazzlahulpe. be Welkom op het festival - Au plaisir de vous y retrouver. 6 April 2018 ·. Impression of the opening night : Exposition Huguette Thielemans on March 29, 2018 in SR Gallery in Brussels. Exposition is still open until April 22, 2018 from Thursday to Sunday 2PM - 6 PM. +4.
And Things - Big Boy, Sweet Georgia Brown, Yesterday and Today and 24 more tracks from this album here for free. More albums by this artist. From: Toots Thielemans. The Provocative Musical Genius of Toots Thielemans.
Credits:Al Casamenti - Guitar
Enoch Light - Producer
Toots Thielemans - Harmonica, Leader, Primary Artist