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  1. 'Toots' Thielemans, Jazz Harmonica Great, Passes At 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAccess.com

    ... jazz standard, recorded on an acetate disc in a garage studio in his hometown of BRUSSELS, that attracted BENNY GOODMAN. TOOTS played guitar in GOODMAN's sextet for a EUROPEAN tour in 1950, playing one solo number on harmonica each night. Not long ...

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  2. Charlie Christian and Wardell Gray: "The Real Secret of the Game Is To Make Life Swing"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Town Topics

    ... shootings, and terrorist attacks. Achieving renown in the early and mid-1940s, each as a featured soloist with Benny Goodman, Charlie and Wardell are so alike in the force and clarity of their playing they might be two poets writing the same poem, ...

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  3. Toots Thielemans, Jazz Legend Famous for the Sesame Street Theme, Dies at 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | People

    ... in 2014. Throughout a career that spanned over seven decades, Thielemans worked with jazz masters including Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker, and Ella Fitzgerald - as well as contemporary electric fusion artists like Jaco Pastorius and Pat Metheny. In ...

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  4. R.I.P. Toots ThielemansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | Stereogum

    ... musicians like Miles Davis and Charlie Parker when they'd come to Europe. He also toured the continent with Benny Goodman. He soon moved to America and, while he still played guitar, he concentrated more and more on harmonica and on whistling. His ...

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  5. Jazzman Toots Thielemans made the harmonica singRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | Christian Science Monitor

    Mr. Thielemans' work appeared on such well-known pieces of music as the opening credits for the children's program "Sesame Street" and the soundtrack for the movie "Midnight Cowboy." The Belgian musician's full name was Jean-Baptiste FrA dA ric Isidore Thielemans and he worked with Benny Goodman on a concert tour of Europe in 1950, which Associated Press writer Lorne Cook calls his "international breakthrough."

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  6. "'Jette ce jouet' - 'throw that toy away', get a real instrument"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | MetaFilter

    ... played with the Shearing Quintet , and went on to perform with a murderer's row of musicians including Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker &c. , Oscar Peterson , Dizzy Gillespie , Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald , Peggy Lee , Stevie Wonder , Bill Evans ...

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  7. OBITUARY: Toots ThielemansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | All About Jazz

    ... Paris where he met many of America' most important jazz musicians. This encounter led to a European tour with Benny Goodman and a Stockholm record date with Zoot Sims in 1950. When Thielemans emigrated to the States in '52, he worked with Charlie ...

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  8. OBITUARY: Toots Thielemans 1922-2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | All About Jazz

    ... advanced musicianship and individuality made him a respected colleague of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman and George Shearing, with all of whom he played. In Shearing's quintet, he played both harmonica and guitar. Thielemans inspired ...

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  9. Jazz harmonica great Toots Thielemans dies at 94 in BelgiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | Cybercast News Service

    ... as a whistler, he could be heard on the Old Spice after-shave commercials. He performed and recorded with Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon and Billy Joel, among many others. ...

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  10. Belgian jazz legend 'Toots' Thielemans dies at 94Read the original story

    Monday Aug 22 | Art Daily

    ... Born in 1922 in the working class Marolles district of Brussels, Thielemans got his big break when he joined Benny Goodman on a European tour in 1950 before moving to the United States where he teamed up with other jazz greats, including Charlie ...

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  11. Toots Thielemans, Jazz Harmonica Baron, Has DiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | National Public Radio

    ... U.S. for the first time and sat in on a few jam sessions. He caught the ear of an agent for star clarinetist Benny Goodman, who invited Thielemans to join Goodman on a European tour. From there, Thielemans was off and running. He moved to the U.S. ...

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  12. After the Fire: Listening to 'Dixieland' jazz, and thinking about drinking a beer.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | The Potable Curmudgeon

    ... imbued with jazz from both black and white sources: Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton; Bix Beiderbecke and Benny Goodman; and Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck. Yes, the roots of jazz overwhelmingly lie in the African-American experience, and yes, ...

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  13. Legendary Jazz Harmonica Player Toots Thielemans Dies At 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | CBS Local

    ... German occupation, according to his website . His first international breakthrough came in 1950 when he joined Benny Goodman on a European concert tour. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1952, joining Charlie Parker's All Stars. He also played with other ...

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  14. Belgian jazz musician Toots Thielemans passes away at 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | India.com

    ... theguardian.com . Born in 1922, Thielemans got his big break when he joined the American swing musician Benny Goodman on a European tour in 1950 before moving to the US, where he teamed up with artists such as Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and ...

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  15. Toots Thielemans, Jazz Harmonica Master, Dead at 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | New Urban Legends

    ... FrA dA ric Isidore Thielemans in 1922, but was nicknamed "Toots," (which was reportedly inspired by Benny Goodman saxophonist Toots Mondello), a name that he eventually legalized. Thielemans always played unusual music. He began his ...

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  16. Belgian jazz musician Toots Thielemans passes awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    Born in 1922, Thielemans got his big break when he joined the American swing musician Benny Goodman on a European tour in 1950 before moving to the US, where he teamed up with artists such as Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. He took up the harmonica as a hobby before becoming hooked on to jazz music during World War II.

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  17. Belgian jazz musician Toots Thielemans dies at 94Read the original story

    Monday Aug 22 | Newkerala.com

    ... reports theguardian.com. Born in 1922, Thielemans got his big break when he joined the American swing musician Benny Goodman on a European tour in 1950 before moving to the US, where he teamed up with artists such as Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald ...

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  18. Belgian jazz musician Thielemans dies aged 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | Reuters

    ... spent the early years of a 65-year career as professional musician touring Europe, playing for the likes of Benny Goodman. He moved to the United States in 1952 and worked with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Quincy Jones, as well ...

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  19. Belgian jazz legend 'Toots' Thielemans dies at 94: managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... Born in 1922 in the working class Marolles district of Brussels, Thielemans got his big break when he joined Benny Goodman on a European tour in 1950 before moving to the United States where he teamed up with other jazz greats, including Charlie ...

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  20. Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 21 | UPI

    ... educated minister who considered himself chosen by God to lead his people out of slavery, was hanged. In 1935, Benny Goodman's nationally broadcast concert at Los Angeles' Palomar Theater was such a hit that it often has been referred to as the ...

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