|Tribute to Toots Thielemans|
Bert Joris : trumpet|
Steve Houben : alto saxophone
Philip Catherine : guitar
Vincent Bruyninckx : piano, keyboards
Michel Hatzigeorgiou : electric bass
Bruno Castellucci : drums
Arrangements and musical supervision by
A modest but respectful and carefully put together tribute
to the late Toots Thielemans, the extraordinary harmonica and guitar player who left us in 2016.
Six top Belgian jazzmen gather to revisit some of the music he loved to play. The repertoire illustrates important encounters which counted in his long and multifaceted career. It also gives examples of his contributions to film scores and of his talents as a composer.
Some of the musicians (Michel Herr, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Bruno Castellucci) accompanied Toots for many years, and guitarist Philip Catherine was a frequent guest in his concerts (and vice-versa).
The musicians involved are among the most respected names in jazz in Belgium and beyond.
Ultimately, the main purpose of this project is to encourage the audience to explore Toots' unique legacy through his numerous recordings.