Toots Thielemans

Born 29 April 1922. Died 22 August 2016
Toots Thielemans
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1922-04-29
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Toots Thielemans

Toots Thielemans Biography (Wikipedia)

Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans (29 April 1922 – 22 August 2016), known professionally as Toots Thielemans, was a Belgian jazz musician. He was known for his harmonica playing, as well as his guitar, whistling skills, and composing. According to jazz historian Ted Gioia, his most important contribution was in "championing the humble harmonica", which Thielemans made into a "legitimate voice in jazz". He eventually became the "preeminent" jazz harmonica player.

His first professional performances were with Benny Goodman's band when they toured Europe in 1949 and 1950. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1951, becoming a citizen in 1957. From 1953 to 1959 he played with George Shearing, and then led his own groups on tours in the U.S. and Europe. In 1961 he recorded and performed live one of his own compositions, "Bluesette", which featured him playing guitar and whistling. In the 1970s and 1980s, he continued touring and recording, appearing with musicians such as Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Werner, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Elis Regina and Paquito D'Rivera.

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Body And Soul
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Body And Soul
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Five O'Clock Whistle
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Five O'Clock Whistle
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Sesame Street closing theme
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Sesame Street closing theme
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Cuckoo In The Clock
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Cuckoo In The Clock
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Struttin' With Some Barbecue
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Struttin' With Some Barbecue
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Laura
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Laura
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Autumn Leaves
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Autumn Leaves
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Isn't It Romantic
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Isn't It Romantic
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Ne Me Quitte Pas
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Ne Me Quitte Pas
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Footprints
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Footprints
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That Old Black Magic
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That Old Black Magic
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Big Bossa
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Big Bossa
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Scotch On The Rocks
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Scotch On The Rocks
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East Of The Sun
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East Of The Sun
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I Wonder What Became Of Me
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I Wonder What Became Of Me
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I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
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I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
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Ill Wind
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Ill Wind
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Bluesette
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Bluesette
Quincy Jones
Velas Içadas (ivan lins)
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Velas Içadas (ivan lins)
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Little Wing
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Little Wing
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My Last Meal
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My Last Meal
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Soul
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Soul
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My Lean Baby
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My Lean Baby

My Lean Baby

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Bill Ramsay
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Flirt
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Flirt
John Barry
Midnight Cowboy
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Midnight Cowboy
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Midnight Cowboy Theme
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Midnight Cowboy Theme
Elis Regina
Five For Elis
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Five For Elis
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Midnight Cowboy
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Midnight Cowboy
Maceo Pinkard
Them There Eyes
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Them There Eyes
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A Handful Of Stars
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A Handful Of Stars
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The Shadow Of Your Smile
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The Shadow Of Your Smile
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Casta Forte
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Casta Forte
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