- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 59 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 11, 2001
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Recorded live at Lulu White's Mahogany Hall on Bourbon Street, Toots surrounds himself with a young surging rhythm section featuring Fred Hersch, piano; Harvie Swartz, bass; and Adam Nussbaum, drums. Listen to and watch this jazz harmonica player in top form.
Description by Image Entertainment:
You can't imagine Toots Thielemans in a bad mood. He is a man who is completely content with his life and work, and his personality reflects this joie de vivre almost as much as his music. He is quite simply the greatest, and probably the first, jazz harmonica player. Born in Brussels, Belgium, he journeyed to America and joined the George Shearing Quintet. He subsequently recorded with countless American jazz greats, including Sonny Rollins and Bill Evans. For this recording, he surrounds himself with a surging rhythm section featuring Fred Hersch, piano; Harvie Swartz, bass; and Adam Nussbaum, drums. "Toots Thielemans in New Orleans" was recorded before a live audience at Lulu White's Mahogany Hall on Bourbon Street, showing this great artist in top form. Tracks: Days of Wine and Roses, Round Midnight/Little Rootie Tootie, Meaning of the Blues, Green Dolphin Street, Three in One, If You Go Away, Only Trust Your Heart, Bluesette.