Chez Toots

Chez Toots

by Toots Thielemans
     
 

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On this unusual CD, the remarkable harmonica player Toots Thielemans explores a variety of mostly French melodies. The music is often nostalgic and wistful but generally swinging, with enough different tempos to hold one's interest throughout. The oddest aspect of the set is that there is an overdubbed vocal apiece by Diana Krall ("La Vie en Rose"), Dianne Reeves, See more details below

Overview

On this unusual CD, the remarkable harmonica player Toots Thielemans explores a variety of mostly French melodies. The music is often nostalgic and wistful but generally swinging, with enough different tempos to hold one's interest throughout. The oddest aspect of the set is that there is an overdubbed vocal apiece by Diana Krall ("La Vie en Rose"), Dianne Reeves, Johnny Mathis, Shirley Horn, and a promising newcomer known here only as Chip; Krall, Reeves, and Chip sing in French. Thielemans plays beautifully throughout the relaxed date, which includes "I Wish You Love," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "Once Upon a Summertime," and "Moulin Rouge." Easily recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974929222
catalogNumber:
749292
Rank:
13587

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toots Thielemans   Primary Artist,Harmonica
Johnny Mathis   Vocals,Track Performer
Philip Catherine   Guitar
Shirley Horn   Vocals,Track Performer
André Ceccarelli   Drums
Bernie Arcadio   Background Vocals
Tony Bonfils   Background Vocals
Oscar Castro-Neves   Guitar
Hein van de Geyn   Bass
Dianne Reeves   Vocals,Track Performer
Hubert Varron   Cello
Diana Krall   Vocals,Track Performer
Marcel Azzola   Accordion
Veronique Gyay   Violin
Alain Kouznetzoff   Violin
Bert van den Brink   Piano
Claude Lombard   Background Vocals
Chip ?   Vocals,Track Performer
Lydia Martinico   Background Vocals
Luce Perea   Background Vocals
Laurence Saltiel   Background Vocals
Diederik Suys   Viola

Technical Credits

Johnny Mathis   Contributor
Shirley Horn   Contributor
Bernie Arcadio   Vocal Arrangements
Oscar Castro-Neves   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Miles Goodman   Producer,String Arrangements
Sonny Mediana   Art Direction
Joel Moss   Producer,Engineer
Dianne Reeves   Contributor
Toots Thielemans   Arranger,Contributor
Diana Krall   Contributor
Candace Upman   Graphic Design
Sandy DelRio   Graphic Design
Ron Goldstein   Executive Producer
Bert van den Brink   Arranger
Rich Weingart   Contributor
Chip ?   Contributor,Vocal Arrangements
Robin Crookshank Hilton   Remote Recording
Jae Shim   Illustrations
Simon Bohannan   Remote Recording
Frank Engelen   String Arrangements
Barry Goldberg   Engineer

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