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December 4, 1988 | LEONARD FEATHER
The Belgian-born musician Jean (Toots) Thielemans is unique. He is the only man on earth to have become reasonably rich and famous with his particularly odd trilogy of talents: He plays the harmonica. He whistles. He plays the guitar. He also composes. His "Bluesette," which he whistled on a 1961 record in Stockholm, became one of the most famous of all jazz waltzes; at least 100 artists have recorded it.
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December 4, 1988 | LEONARD FEATHER
The Belgian-born musician Jean (Toots) Thielemans is unique. He is the only man on earth to have become reasonably rich and famous with his particularly odd trilogy of talents: He plays the harmonica. He whistles. He plays the guitar. He also composes. His "Bluesette," which he whistled on a 1961 record in Stockholm, became one of the most famous of all jazz waltzes; at least 100 artists have recorded it.
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September 27, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
Jean (Toots) Thielemans, the veteran virtuoso from Belgium who opened Tuesday at Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, is a man of several talents, as guitarist, whistler, composer and harmonica player. They have given him an entree into many areas, from commercials (Old Spice) to records with Quincy Jones, and even pop dates with Paul Simon; but a small jazz group remains his preferred setting.
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