- Released: June 24, 1997
- Label: OJC
- 1.Blues in the Closet
- 2.The Mooche
- 3.Thriving on a Riff
- 4.Autumn Leaves
- 5.Someday My Prince Will Come
/Joe Pass/Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen.
Personnel includes: Toots Thielemans, Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen.
Recorded in July 1980.
Personnel: Toots Thielemans (guitar, harmonica); Joe Pass (guitar).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Audio Remixer: Dennis Sands.
Liner Note Author: Norman Granz.
Recording information: Northsea Jazz Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands (07/13/1980).
Photographer: Phil Stern.
This rather memorable Pablo recording, his only album as a leader for Norman Granz's label (although he made several notable appearances as a sideman), features the great jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans in a sparse trio with guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels Pedersen. The four main numbers ("Blues in the Closet," "Thriving on a Riff," "Autumn Leaves," and "Someday My Prince Will Come") are pure bebop, and Thielemans' solo guitar rendition of "The Mooche" is also a highlight. ~ Scott Yanow