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Toots 90 (Limited boxset - English) book/cd/dvd/lp

Toots 90 (Limited boxset - English) book/cd/dvd/lp

Toots Thielemans

Label: Challenge Jazz
Format: misc
Barcode: 0608917017427
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Catalog number: CHR 70174
Releasedate: 01-05-12
One of the world's famous jazz icons turns 90 years old this spring, in April! His anniversary will be celebrated in a grand manner: with a special 90YRS CD and a special bonus DVD with unique material! The only thing that Toots wants in his life, reaching this age, is to play! To him it is like breathing.
  • A special Anniversary Box for Toots' 90th birthday
  • A luxury box will be released with a (180gr.) LP, the CD, a DVD with the documentary 'Between a smile and a tear' and a unique book about the life of Toots!
  • 90yrs but still standing strong
  • Toots is a living jazz icon
  • Toots is the most famous harmonica player in the world
  • He is one of those rare musicians that are able to touch a wide range of listeners.
  • Thielemans workes with lots of famous people such as Quincy Jones, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Bill Evans, Pat Metheny, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many others
  • A true star amongst stars
  • A man who - literally - breathes music
One of the world's famous jazz icons turns 90 years old this spring, in April! His anniversary will be celebrated in a grand manner: with a special 90yrs CD and a special bonus DVD with unique material! The only thing that Toots wants in his life, reaching this age, is to play! To him it is like breathing. "Pianist Karel Boehlee, drummer Hans van Oosterhout and double-bass player Hein Van de Geyn carress the pearls that they perform lovingly and full of passion, directed by Toots", this is what Erno Elsinga wrote on the website Jazzenzo about the former live-cd of this firm quartet. In every venue the quartet plays, they are welcomed by the audience "as if they are greeting old friends", Allaboutjazz.com wrote strikingly. And that is exactly what Toots and his Dutch colleagues do on this Anniversary release: making music for their public!
Jean´Toots´ Thielemans was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1922. He immigrated to the USA in 1952. At the age of three he could already play the accordion and started playing harmonica as a hobby. Toots was `hooked´ on Jazz during German occupation and his first big idol was Django Reinhardt.

Another early influence was Charlie Parker. The first international breakthrough was him joining Benny Goodman on European concert tour in 1950. Other early US jobs: member of Charlie Parker's All Stars in Philadelphia; George Shearing Quintet; ...

Some more successes of Toots Thielemans:
  • Toots composed the famous "Bluesette" in 1962
  • Originated new sound : Whistling and guitar in unison
  • Whistler for commercials : Best known "Old Spice"
  • Harmonica soloist for film scores: Midnight Cowboy, The Getaway, Sugarland Express, Cinderella Liberty, Turks Fruit, Jean de Florette,....
  • Concerts and recordings with names like George Shearing, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Bill Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Natalie Cole, Pat Metheny, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, ...
  • Harmonica Soloist - TV : Sesame Street
  • Perennial winner of Down Beat readers and critics poll "miscellaneous instruments"