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.
Though associated with bebop and studio work, the remarkable harmonica player Toots Thielemans has always been a very flexible player. Accompanied by a modern rhythm section comprised of pianist Fred Hersch, bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joey Baron, Thielemans performs the romantic "Do Not Leave Me," a 19½-minute exploration of "Blue and Green" and "All Blues," a concise "Stardust," "Autumn Leaves," Ivan Lins' "Velas" and Toots' biggest hit "Bluesette" which features the enthusiastic audience whistling along.
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This digitally remastered release of Do Not Leave Me is a must hear for collectors and fans alike. Toots Thielemans' sound and approach to jazz improvisation on harmonica strongly appeal to both heart and mind, and this 1987 recording amply shows why. A supple, driving rhythm section featuring pianist Fred Hersch, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Joey Baron gives Thielemans sufficient support to float his mastery at will. He pleads, prods and probes, begs, borrows and steals on the gentle, bittersweet title track by Jacques Brel.
Harmonica – Toots Thielemans. Piano, Producer – Fred Hersch. Producer – Emmanuel Chamboredon. This album was recorded live in Belgium in 1986. Manufactured And Printed In Indonesia. Other Versions (5 of 7) View All.
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Artist: Toots Thielemans. Album: Do Not Leave Me. Release year: 1987. Toots Thielemans: best 2 tracks. Toots Thielemans - Bluesette Do Not Leave Me, 1987 02:50. Toots Thielemans - Honeysuckle Rose Aquarela Do Brasil, 1969 02:54. Artist: Toots Thielemans.
Do Not Leave Me (Remastered) - EP, 2005. Do Not Leave Me (Remastered) - EP, 2005. You can leave your e-mail and we will let you know when the broadcast of the station will be online again: Or listen to the other country dec name stations.