Chez Toots

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974929222
  • Catalog Number: 749292
  • Sales rank: 11,442

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toots Thielemans Primary Artist, 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
Tim Buckley Composer
Shirley Horn Contributor
Bernie Arcadio Vocal Arrangements
Oscar Castro-Neves Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Miles Goodman Producer, String Arrangements
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Sonny Mediana Art Direction
Joel Moss Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Dianne Reeves Contributor
Toots Thielemans Arranger, Contributor
Diana Krall Contributor
Ric Wilson Digital Editing
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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