Verve Jazz Masters '59: Toots Thielemans

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The remarkable jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans has essentially had no competition ever since he decided to fully focus on that instrument, rather than the guitar, in the early 1950s. This sampler CD, Verve Jazz Masters 59 is, fortunately, programmed in chronological order, contains some rather rare tracks, and covers a wide period of time although it mostly focuses on the '70s and '80s. Thielemans is first heard with the George Shearing Quintet which at the time included vibraphonist Cal Tjader in 1953 playing "Undecided" and "Body and Soul." The '60s are represented by a quartet version of his "Flirt" and a forgettable movie theme with Quincy Jones & His ...
See more details below
CD
$11.13
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$11.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $7.41   
  • Used (2) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The remarkable jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans has essentially had no competition ever since he decided to fully focus on that instrument, rather than the guitar, in the early 1950s. This sampler CD, Verve Jazz Masters 59 is, fortunately, programmed in chronological order, contains some rather rare tracks, and covers a wide period of time although it mostly focuses on the '70s and '80s. Thielemans is first heard with the George Shearing Quintet which at the time included vibraphonist Cal Tjader in 1953 playing "Undecided" and "Body and Soul." The '60s are represented by a quartet version of his "Flirt" and a forgettable movie theme with Quincy Jones & His Orchestra. A highlight is Thielmans whistling on "Hummin'" with Jones in 1970. The rendition of "Bluesette" Thielemans one big hit from 1975 is disappointingly pop-oriented, but there are fine versions of "Tenor Madness" with a European group in 1975, "Killer Joe" a duet with bassist Marc Johnson, "The Peacocks," and the straight-ahead "C to G Jam Blues." The interesting CD concludes with "For My Lady," which finds Thielemans accompanied by Shirley Horn and her trio in 1991. Although it would be preferable to have the original sessions reissued in complete form, overall this is a worthwhile sampler of the great Toots Thielemans.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/1996
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731453527126
  • Catalog Number: 535271
  • Sales rank: 74,355

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Undecided (2:35)
  2. 2 Body and Soul (2:34)
  3. 3 Flirt (2:45)
  4. 4 Soldier in the Rain (3:10)
  5. 5 Hummin' (8:08)
  6. 6 Brown Ballad (4:22)
  7. 7 You're My Blues Machine (3:08)
  8. 8 Bluesette (7:01)
  9. 9 Big Bossa (4:02)
  10. 10 Tenor Madness (8:09)
  11. 11 Nocturne (3:04)
  12. 12 Vai Passar (5:11)
  13. 13 Killer Joe (4:40)
  14. 14 The Peacocks (6:32)
  15. 15 C to G Jam Blues (2:57)
  16. 16 For My Lady (4:31)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toots Thielemans Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Whistle (Instrument)
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Monty Alexander Tack Piano
Gary Burton Vibes
Al Grey Trombone
Jim Hall Guitar
Billy Higgins Drums
Shirley Horn Piano
Milt Jackson Vibes
Marc Johnson Bass
Quincy Jones Conductor
Hubert Laws Flute
Pierre Michelot Bass
Rufus Reid Bass
Jerome Richardson Reeds, Soprano Saxophone
Joe Sample Electric Piano
George Shearing Piano
Ricardo Silveira Guitar
Marvin Stamm Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Major Holley Bass
Chuck Rainey Bass
Ernie Royal Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Grady Tate Drums
Pierre Blanchard Vocals
Don Grusin Keyboards
Bart Van Lier Trombone
Sivuca Accordion, Vocals
Eef Albers Guitar
Paul Beaver Moog Synthesizer
Gals & Pals Vocals
Georges Arvanitas Piano
Al McKibbon Bass
Lewis Nash Drums
Charles Ables Bass
Wayne Andre Trombone
Luiz Avellar Keyboards
Tom Bahler Vocals
Danny Bank Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Ruud Bos Conductor
Paulinho Braga Drums
Ray Brown Bass
Billy Byers Trombone
Bruno Castellucci Drums
Bill Clark Drums
Philippe Combelle Drums
Roman Dylag Bass
Rob Franken Piano, Electric Piano
Eric Gale Guitar
Jim Gilstrap Vocals
Joseph Greene Vocals
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen Bass
Milt Hinton Bass
Hilary James Keyboards, Electric Piano
Osie Johnson Drums
Jimmy Johnson Percussion
Edd Kalehoff Moog Synthesizer
Walter Kane Reeds
Jesse Kirkland Vocals
Rob Langereis Bass
Roland Lobligeois Bass
Paulette McWilliams Vocals
Myrna Matthews Vocals
Mulgrew Miller Piano
Kjell Ohman Piano
Ferdinand Povel Tenor Saxophone
Benny Powell Trombone
Phil Ramone Conductor
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Cees Schrama Metronome
Bobby Scott Piano
Valerie Simpson Vocals
Tony Studd Trombone
Cal Tjader Vibes
Maurice Vander Piano
Leonard Ware Vocals
Gene Young Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Danny Moore Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Frans Baan Piano
John Bannet Trumpet
Gijsberth Beths Trumpet
F. Blanket Trumpet
Barbara Chasson Trumpet
H. Emmelot Trumpet
Eddie Engels Trumpet
Martin Grupp Percussion
P.E. Hoekstra Trumpet
J. Illes Trumpet
Wim Kat Trumpet
F. Kroon Trumpet
A. Lahota Trumpet
H.D. Lambooy Trumpet
Wim Overgaauw Guitar
G.F. Peeters-Goosens Viola
J. Van Wouw Trombone
Michel Le Francois Trumpet
Steve Williams Drums
Iman Soeteman French Horn
Lasse Bagge Conductor
Carolyn Williams Vocals
Adriaan van Woudenberg French Horn
Technical Credits
Leonard Feather Producer
Quincy Jones Arranger, Producer
Pierre Michelot Producer
Rune Ofwerman Producer
Jean-Philippe Allard Producer
Ruud Bos Arranger
Ray Brown Producer
Bernard DeBousson Producer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Phil Ramone Arranger, Producer
Cees Schrama Producer, Contributor, Liner Notes
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
Toots Thielemans Composer
Jack Tracy Producer
Kiyoshi "Boxman" Koyama Producer
Sheryl Lutz-Brown Art Direction
Nat Adderley Jr. Composer
Wendi Traub-Cohen Illustrations
Gert VanHoeyen Mastering
Dick de Winter Producer
Lasse Bagge Arranger
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously