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Hein Van de Geyn/Karel Boehlee/Toots Thielemans

Toots Thielemans

European Quartet LIVE

  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Jazz
  • UPC 0608917016024
  • Catalog number CHR 70160
  • Release date 03 January 2011
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About the album

Toots Thielemans: harmonica
Karel Boehlee: piano and synthesizer
Hein Van de Geyn: double bass
Hans van Oosterhout: drums

The band with Toots, Karel Boehlee, Hans van Oosterhout and Hein Van de Geyn, exists for many years now and there are concerts in many places. Then there was the tour in Holland in 2006. Many theaters, many great audiences that always embraced us with so much warmth. Chris Weeda, the sound engineer, was the fifth member of the band. Always making the music sound warm, full, generous - and recording many of the performances. The music was strong, confident, full of life and vibrancy. Toots played so well, everyone played well. There were more concerts the years after and Chris and Hein Van de Geyn found themselves with a wealth of recorded material.

This is an album so representative of Toots' live performances, an album that captured the joy, the risks and interaction; an album that captivates the majestic melodies, the singing of a man that lived such a life filled with music and emotion.

The wise old man, with the spirit of a teenager. The delicate balance between the introspective and the exuberant - always giving, always with the desire to communicate - communicate to the fellow musicians, communicate to the listener. In Toots words: “Between a smile and a tear...” these sublime live-recordings taken from concerts of Toots Thielemans with his quartet.

Review by Scott Yanow: Kenny Werner | Hein van de Geyn | Hans van Oosterhout - Collaboration


image Collaboration has a dozen fascinating and mostly free improvisations by the great pianist Kenny Werner in a trio.             Pianist Kenny Werner, bassist Hein Van De Geyn and drummer Hans Van Oosterhout have worked together on an occasional basis in the past including taking a short tour and functioning as Toots Thielemans’ quartet for a few concerts. But while the musicians are familiar with each other, they have not performed together all ...


Ward Hessels

October 17th 2010 02:22
That's NO reason why Hans should not be mentioned as one of the performing artists.

Challenge Records International

September 24th 2010 08:58
Hans van Oosterhout is a musician who does not have a cd as a bandleader on Challenge, that is why he is not in the Challenge-artist list

Ward Hessels - Ned. Jazzkalender«

September 23rd 2010 23:42
Onder 'Artists' mis ik Hans!

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