One More for the Road

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
These sessions by harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans are a mixed bag of vocal and instrumental interpretations of works by Harold Arlen. Unfortunately, the project comes across as more of a crossover date, featuring several vocalists who will be of little interest to many jazz fans, while conductor Jurre Haanstra's orchestrations are rather bland and sometimes a bit syrupy. Thielemans' own solos tend to be fairly short, while his regular pianist, Kenny Werner (switching to Fender Rhodes on a few tracks), isn't utilized enough as a soloist. The best selections include "This Time the Dream's on Me," which features Till Brönner on both trumpet and vocals in a warm and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
These sessions by harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans are a mixed bag of vocal and instrumental interpretations of works by Harold Arlen. Unfortunately, the project comes across as more of a crossover date, featuring several vocalists who will be of little interest to many jazz fans, while conductor Jurre Haanstra's orchestrations are rather bland and sometimes a bit syrupy. Thielemans' own solos tend to be fairly short, while his regular pianist, Kenny Werner (switching to Fender Rhodes on a few tracks), isn't utilized enough as a soloist. The best selections include "This Time the Dream's on Me," which features Till Brönner on both trumpet and vocals in a warm and unpretentious setting, a campy treatment of "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by Madeleine Peyroux, along with Trijntje Oosterhuis' warm rendition of the nearly forgotten "I Wonder What Became of Me." But several tracks don't make the cut, including Jamie Cullum's pop-infused "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)," Beth Hart's dreadful "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues," and urban contemporary singer Oleta Adams' lackluster version of "Stormy Weather." This CD falls short of being an essential Toots Thielemans release.
Hartford Courant - Owen McNally
With its quick changing cast, the CD risks turning into a novelty act. But Thielemans' mastery and the overall quality of his vocalists carry the day.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2006
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602498737767
  • Catalog Number: 000661402
  • Sales rank: 351,702

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toots Thielemans Primary Artist, Harmonica
Oleta Adams Vocals
Laura Fygi Vocals
Till Brönner Trumpet, Vocals, Soloist
Ruud Jacobs Bass
Frits Landesbergen Vibes
Bert Meulendijk Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Hans Van Oosterhout Drums
Hans Vroomans Piano
Kenny Werner Piano, fender rhodes, Soloist
Eddy Conard Percussion
Beth Hart Vocals
Madeleine Peyroux Vocals
Ruud Breuls Trumpet, Soloist
Mike del Ferro Piano, Keyboards
Trijntje Oosterhuis Vocals
Stefan Lievestro Bass
Lizz Wright Vocals
Jamie Cullum Vocals
Marcel Serierse Drums
Martijn Van Iterson Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Silje Nergaard Vocals
Jurre Haanstra Conductor, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Technical Credits
Harold Arlen Composer
Robert Becker Cover Photo
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Ruud Jacobs Producer
Dan Lacksman Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Darcy Proper Mastering
Imme Schade VanWestrum Liner Notes
Michiel Hoogenboezem Engineer
Ted Koehler Composer
Drew Griffiths Engineer
Arjen Mensinga Digital Editing
Peter Van Der Heyden Executive Producer
Jurre Haanstra Arranger
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