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Toots Thielemans in memorian

Toots Thielemans was really a man loved by many and an amazing musician and personality. Fortunately, he has left us a large legacy of music reflecting the width of his talent which we can listen to over and over again.

Yesterday, the website of the Duke Ellington Society (DESS) published some of it and here is some more.

In 1952, Thielemans emigrated to the United States and there he played with, among others, Charlie Parker. It was a short stint and they made no record together. But late in life (1994) Thielemans returned to Parker and recorded Ornithology.

Thielemans made his first recordings in Sweden in 1950 when he played in Stockholm as part of the Benny Goodman Septet. And he came back many times to make more.

In November 1960 Thielemans recorded “That Old Black Magic” with Harry Arnold and his orchestra. It is featured on the album “Harry Arnold Guest Book”.

Guest Book


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