Toots Thielemans

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grooverider
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Toots Thielemans

Postby grooverider » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:47 pm

Toots Thielemans passed away on August 22, 2016 in Brussels. A career that spanned many decades and styles of music, he accompanied a who's who of artists and appeared on many soundtracks, including this score from John Barry, "Midnight Cowboy" (1969):

https://youtu.be/ZGORPUzLxtU

Did he ever accompany Burt Bacharach on any recordings??

Blair N. Cummings
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Re: Toots Thielemans

Postby Blair N. Cummings » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:36 pm

As far as I know, he did not.
We also lost Bobby Hutcherson last week. He seemingly appeared on every `60s Blue Note album ever released. I saw him several years ago at the Vanguard, which - despite the terrible sight-lines- is still the best jazz club in New York.

Djalma Junior
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Re: Toots Thielemans

Postby Djalma Junior » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:58 am

We are very sad. It´s an irreparable loss to the music.
There's not much else to say.
His musical art will never be forgotten.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvc077Z4YyU

Sara D
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Re: Toots Thielemans

Postby Sara D » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:46 am

I used to have an LP by Toots Thielemans which featured him playing guitar and whistling. It included his most famous composition, 'Bluesette'. By all accounts he was a truly lovely chap.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi4G6UmYK9U

Hank
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Re: Toots Thielemans

Postby Hank » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:27 pm

Just heard this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCnq0QfXWac
Love that harmonica sound

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Re: Toots Thielemans

Postby blueonblue » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:33 am

Wonderful stuff Hank ! :D

Believe it or not, the John Williams score for this picture has never been 'commercially' released ?

'blue'


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