Toots Thielemans - Collage (1980/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 299.64 Mb | 49:11 | Scans included
Easy Listening, Bop | Country: Belgium | Label: Sony Music - SICJ 272
One of the coolest 70s albums from the great Toots Thielemans – and one of the few that really captures the same sort of soulful magic that Toots hit when working with Quincy Jones! The album's a Dutch production, done with some fantastic arrangements from Rogier Van Otterloo – who creates this gentle groove on some tracks, and lush backdrops on others – shifting Toots through those brilliant modes of color and tone he can do unlike anyone else – as he solos on jazz harmonica, whistles, plays guitar, or even combines some of both! There's great keyboards in the mix on most tracks, too – resonating really nicely with the harmonica – and titles include "Killer Joe", "That Misty Red Beast", "Jane's Theme", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Quiet Evenings", "I Won't Last A Day Without You", "The Sensualist", and a remake of "Bluesette".