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Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor Thielemans (1922 - 2016)

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Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor (Toots) Thielemans
Born in Brussels, Belgiummap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Brussels, Belgiummap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Aug 2016
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Major works include:

  • The Sound (Columbia, 1955)
  • Time Out for Toots (Decca, 1958)
  • Man Bites Harmonica! (Riverside, 1958)
  • Soul (1959)
  • The Whistler and His Guitar (1964, ABC-Paramount)
  • Guitar and Strings...and Things (1967, Command)
  • Honeysuckle Rose Aquarela Do Brasil (1969, with Elis Regina, Fontana, Philips)
  • Cinderella Liberty (20th Century Fox, 1973)
  • Only Trust Your Heart (1988, Concord)
  • Footprints (1991, Universal)
  • The Brasil Project (1992, BMG)
  • The Brasil Project Vol. 2 (1993, BMG)
  • Compact Jazz (1993, Verve)
  • East Coast, West Coast (1994, Private Music)
  • Apple Dimple (1994, Denon)
  • Chez Toots (1998, Windham Hill)
  • The Live Takes, Vol. 1 (2000, Quetzal Records)
  • Toots Thielemans & Kenny Werner (2001, Universal)
  • One More for the Road (2006, Verve)
  • Yesterday and Today (2012, Disques Dreyfus) "a two-CD compendium of highlights from Thielemans' first session in 1946 up to 2001", "a set of 37 previously unavailable recordings selected by friend and fellow musician Cees Schrama from over Thielemans' lengthy career." EAN 8713545212525

As sideman

  • With Eliane Elias
Illusions (1986, Denon)
Bossa Nova Stories (2008, Blue Note)
  • With Bill Evans
Affinity (Warner Bros., 1979)
  • With Dizzy Gillespie
Digital at Montreux, 1980 (Pablo, 1980)
  • With Urbie Green
The Fox (CTI, 1976)
  • With Billy Joel
"Leave a Tender Moment Alone" on An Innocent Man (Columbia, 1983)
  • With Quincy Jones
"Velas" on The Dude (A&M, 1981)
  • With Fumio Karashima
Rencontre (1999, Emarcy/Polydor Japan)
  • With James Last
Theme from "Der Landarzt" (Polydor Germany, 1987)
  • With Joe Lovano
Flights of Fancy: Trio Fascination Edition Two (2001, Blue Note)
  • With Jaco Pastorius
Word of Mouth (Warner Bros., 1981)
  • With Oscar Peterson
Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1980 (Pablo, 1980)
  • With Elis Regina
Honeysuckle Rose Aquarela Do Brasil (1969, Philips)
  • With George Shearing and Dakota Staton
In the Night (Capitol, 1958)
  • With Paul Simon
"Night Game" on Still Crazy After All These Years (Columbia, 1975)


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