Contrasts + Guitar And Strings... And Things (2 LPs on 1 CD)
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Toots Thielemans

Contrasts + Guitar And Strings... And Things (2 LPs on 1 CD)

Blue Moon 800 Series

Personnel:
Toots Thielemans (g, harm), Phil Bodner (reeds), Bucky Pizzarelli, Al Casamenti (g), Phil Kraus, Mike Manieri (vib), George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy, Grady Tate, Bill Lavorgna (d). Jack Andrews & Don Sebesky (arr)

Reference: BMCD 839

Bar code: 8427328008396

· Collectors Edition
· Issued in Digipack
· 2 Original LPs on 1 CD
· Original Cover Art and Liner Notes
· Stereo Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit


Rarely has one performer combined such an array of extraordinary talents as this remarkable master musician and entertainerToots Thielemans. A virtuoso guitarist with a brilliant style that is all his own a pioneering master of the harmonica, creator of a superb jazz style... A whistler who turned this common, everyday practice into a full-fledged part of his musical arrangements, and a composer of delightfully unforgettable melodies as Bluesette. Here is the ingenious Toots Thielemans in a set of recordings woven together in arrangements which are full of constantly changing colors.


Tracklisting:

01. Big Boy (Thielemans) 2:21
02. Sweet Georgia Brown
(Bernie-Pinkard-Casey) 3:05
03. Yesterday and Today (Thielemans) 2:28
04. So Nice (Summer Samba)
(Valle-Valle-Gimbel) 2:30
05. Sweet and Lovely
(Arnheim-Tobias-Lemare) 3:48
06. Spanish Flea (Wechter) 2:20
07. Makin Whoopee (Kahn-Donaldson) 3:25
08. Royal Garden Blues (Williams-Williams) 2:48
09. Bluesette (Thielemans) 2:55
10. Blue Lady (Thielemans) 2:23
11. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
(Kahal-Fain-Norman) 3:31
12. Cherokee (Noble) 3:22
13. The Continental (Magidson-Conrad) 2:53
14. Autumn Leaves (Mercer-Prevert-Kosma) 2:59
15. I Wonder Why (Thielemans) 2:18
16. Sunny (Hebb) 3:17
17. A Man and a Woman (Lai-Barouh-Keller) 3:07
18. Quarter to Five (Thielemans) 2:20
19. I Got Plenty o Nuttin
(Gershwin-Gershwin-Heyward) 2:42
20. Wave (Jobim) 2:45
21. Stuck Up (Bunch) 3:00
22. Thoroughly Modern Millie
(Cahn-Van Heusen) 2:21
23. What Kind of Fool Am I? (Newlwy-Bricuse) 2:40
24. So Whats New? (Lee-Pisano) 2:50

Total time: 69:00 min. approx.


Sources:

Tracks #1-12, from the Command album
"Contrasts... The Provocative Musical Genius
of Toots Thielemans" (RS 906 SD)

Tracks #13-24, from the Command album
"Guitar and Strings... And Things" (RS 918 SD)



Personnel on tracks #1,3,7,9:

Toots Thielemans and His Orchestra, arranged & conducted by Jack Andrews
Toots Thielemans (guitar, harmonica & whistle), Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), George Duvivier (bass), Ed Shaughnessy (drums), and a 13-piece string section.


Personnel on tracks #2,5,12:

Toots Thielemans Orchestra, arranged & conducted by Don Sebesky
Toots Thielemans (harmonica & guitar), Al Casamenti (guitar), Phil Kraus (vibraphone), George Duvivier (bass), Ed Shaughnessy (drums), Phil Bodner (flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax), plus a four trombone section.


Personnel on tracks #4,6,8,10,11:

Toots Thielemans Quintet
Toots Thielemans (guitar, harmonica & whistle), Al Casamenti (guitar), Phil Kraus (vibraphone), George Duvivier (bass), Grady Tate (drums).

All tracks recorded at Fine Recording Studios, New York City, in 1966


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Personnel on tracks #13-17,19-23:

Toots Thielemans' String Orchestra and Girls' Voices, arranged & conducted by Jack Andrews
Toots Thielemans (guitar), featuring Phil Bodner (flute), Phil Kraus (vibes, marimba & vibra-snap), Bucky Pizzarelli, Al Casamenti (guitars), and Bill Lavorgna (drums)


Personnel on tracks #18 & 24:

Toots Thielemans and His Orchestra, arranged & conducted by Jack Andrews
Toots Thielemans (guitar), Mike Manieri (vibraphone), Dave Carey (xylophone & beabang), George Duvivier (bass), Grady Tate (drums), string section.

All tracks recorded at Fine Recording Studios, New York City, in 1967


Original recordings produced by Loren Becker & Bobby Byrne
Sound engineer: George Piros

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol


Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered

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