Weekend Extra: Toots And Quincy

The You Tube heading for this video clip of Toots Thielemans at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1992 says that it has been viewed 40,422 times. Do yourself a favor and make it 40,423. Quincy Jones was the conductor of the WDR Big Band. He was enamored of Toots's musicality, wit and warmth. Who isn't? Have a good weekend. … [Read more...]

Compatible Quotes: Toots Thielemans

And if I have a strong point, it's that I like to believe it's not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality. 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. … [Read more...]