JazzTimes - p.111
"[The album] tips the scales to the pop end of the spectrum....The octogenarian host's playing is as tart and winsome as ever..."
Personnel: Toots Thielemans (harmonica); Martijn Van Iterson (guitar); Bert Meulendijk (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar); Ruud Breuls (trumpet); Kenny Werner (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Mike del Ferro (piano, keyboards); Hans Vroomans (piano); Jurre Haanstra (electric piano, keyboards); Frits Landesbergen (vibraphone); Hans Van Oosterhout, Marcel Serierse (drums); Eddy Conard (percussion); Till Br”nner (vocals, trumpet); Trijntje Oosterhuis, Jamie Cullum, Laura Fygi, Lizz Wright, Madeleine Peyroux, Oleta Adams, Beth Hart, Silje Nergaard (vocals).
Audio Mixer: Michiel Hoogenboezem.
Liner Note Author: Imme Schade VanWestrum.
Recording information: Icp Studios, Brussels, Belgium; Paul Pouwer Studio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Synsound Studio, Brussels, Belgium; Wheeler Audio Associates, Kansas City; Whitfield Street Studios, London, England; Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
Photographer: Loe Beerens.
Arranger: Jurre Haanstra.
Age certainly never slowed Toots Thielemans--he was well into his 80s by the release of 2006's ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD, and Thielemans's harmonica playing is as smooth and dexterous as ever on this set of Harold Arlen tunes. Equally important is the artist's knack for putting together a strong session, with guests that include Lizz Wright, Jamie Cullum, Beth Hart, and Oleta Adams. There is a fresh, insouciant swing to familiar chestnuts like "Come Rain or Come Shine," "That Old Black Magic," and "It's Only a Paper Moon," proving that Toots still has it after all these years.