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Toots Thielemans - Quotes

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You can be in Tokyo or Alberta at four in the morning in your hotel and you can still practice if you feel like it. A trombone cannot do that at four in the morning.

You can be in Tokyo or Alberta at four in the morning in your hotel and you can still practice if you feel like it. A trombone cannot do that at four in the morning.

The harmonica is a great instrument. ---->>>

Today jazz is still very much alive. Everywhere I go there's a new generation of musicians. ---->>>

Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden! ---->>>

My parents had a pub and each Sunday there was an accordionist. They have told me that when I was in my cradle, I already was imitating the gestures of the musician. ---->>>

And if I have a strong point, it's that I like to believe it's not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality. ---->>>

My father bought me a little cardboard accordion, and when I was three I got this little machine. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Belgian
Born: 04-29, 1922
Birthplace:
Die: 2016-08-22
Occupation: Musician

Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans (29 April 1922 – 22 August 2016), known professionally as Toots Thielemans, was a Belgian and American jazz musician. He was known for his harmonica playing, as well as his guitar, whistling skills, and composing. According to jazz historian Ted Gioia, his most important contribution was in "championing the humble harmonica", which Thielemans made into a "legitimate voice in jazz" (wikipedia)