Toots Thielemans & Kenny Wernerby Toots Thielemans
Documenting more than an hour of inspired musical conversation between the maestro of jazz harmonica and his favored pianist of recent years, Toots Thielemans & Kenny Werner is destined to test the durability of the repeat function on CD players around the world. Adjectives like "introspective," "intimate," and ""creative" define the atmosphere on a free-associative program that spans J. S. Bach, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Michel Legrand, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Chaplin, a Sinatra medley, a Disney medley, and a Werner original. Thielemans, 79, projects an enormous sound, extracting the uncannily warm timbre that is his signature, more warmth than you'd think a harmonica could offer. Deferential, proactive, and immaculate, a virtual encyclopedia of harmony, Werner is the dream accompanist on piano and synth, complementing every bon mot that Thielemans utters and unleashing solos that match the elder statesman's for feeling and emotional projection. Both play throughout with total commitment to the truth, and the flow is continuous from bar one to the final chord.
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- Dolphin Dance
- The Dolphin
- Sinatra Medley: All the Way/My Way
- Tender Is the Night
- Legrand Medley: You Must Believe in Spring/Windmills of Your ...
- Bill Evans Medley: Time Remembered/Very Early
- Autumn Leaves
- Disney Medley: When You Wish Upon a Star/Someday My Prince Will Come
- What a Wonderful World
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