lunedì 3 ottobre 2011

Toots Thielemans a Piano Jazz

Ancora dal sito della Npr, si può ascoltare una straordinaria session con il leggendario armonicista belga Toots Thielemans nell'ambito della trasmissione Piano Jazz condotta dalla pianista Marian McPartland.
La trasmissione riprende un registrazione del 2005, dove Thielemans in duetto con la padrona di casa presenta in maniera memorabile alcuni celebri standards tra i quali Stella by Starlight, Body and Soul, Lullaby of Birdland, Giant Steps e The Nearness of You.
"A perennial winner of Downbeat's reader polls and other critics' polls, Thielemans is well regarded by the many diverse musicians with whom he's performed and recorded. He's backed vocalists from Ella Fitzgerald to Natalie Cole to Billy Joel, and has performed with instrumentalists from Bill Evans to Jaco Pastorius to Brazilian guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves. Thielemans also had an unwitting influence on rock 'n' roll: While he was playing a regular gig in Hamburg, Germany, in 1959, John Lennon and George Harrison would often stop by and were taken by Thielemans' use of the short-scale Rickenbacker guitar. Lennon bought one, and its jangly sound became a hallmark of The Beatles' early recordings.
Thielemans was made an NEA Jazz Master in 2009, and that same year he performed at the centennial celebration of the birth of Django Reinhardt. Theilemans continues to record and perform regularly."

Clicca qui per ascoltare in streaming questa trasmissione, di cui si può anche scaricare il podcast

Ecco il video di Toots Thielemans che presenta una splendida versione di The Dolphin, tratta dal North Sea Jazz 2009.

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