Toots Thielemans

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Biography

Jean Baptiste Thielemans, 29 April 1922, Brussels, Belgium. A child prodigy, Thielemans played the accordion at the age of three (a home-made version; a real one would have considerably outweighed him), switching to harmonica in his mid-teens. A few years later he added the guitar to his instrumental roll-call and also became an accomplished whistler. The guitar apart, Thielemans’ chosen instruments were not especially suited to jazz, but he displayed enough invention and assurance to be... Read more

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jazz
harmonica
jazz harmonica
belgian
smooth jazz
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