Bringing It Together
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||Bye Bye Blackbird||Stéphane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans||4:19||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Just The Two Of Us||Stéphane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans||5:34||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover||Stéphane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans||4:50||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Georgia On My Mind||Stéphane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans||6:02||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Jitterbug Waltz||Stéphane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans||3:58||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To||Stéphane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans||3:45||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Hit The Road Jack||Stéphane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans||5:09||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Limehouse Blues||Stéphane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans||3:24||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||As Time Goes By||Stéphane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans||3:23||£0.79||View In iTunes|
This 1984 studio session finally appeared commercially on the Cymekob label in 1995, featuring violinist Stéphane Grappelli in a rare meeting with harmonica player Toots Thielemans; the rest of the group included guitarists Martin Taylor and Marc Fosset with bassist Brian Torff. Though producer Andy Kulberg claims in his notes that neither musician had recorded any of the songs, this is a bit of a stretch. Things get off to a good start with a swinging "Bye Bye Blackbird" and are only weighed down slightly by the tedious "Just the Two of Us" and Paul Simon's lightweight "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover." The rich ballad "Georgia on My Mind" rekindles the fire within the session and "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" is highlighted by Thielemans' matchless whistling. While this release could have been stronger with better chosen songs, it will be an essential acquisition for fans of either Grappelli or Thielemans.
Born: 26 January 1908 in Paris, France
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s