Re: [Harp-L] Carnegie Hall again!!


I remember the first time.

Emile Diggs D'Amico

>>> Robert Bonfiglio <bon@xxxxxxxxxx> 11/07/08 23:54 PM >>>
Did my 4th performance at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops this  
time. Rehearsal sucked, concert was great!!!  Nice to have the  
harmonica stand up to any instrument in the Orchestra and come out  
equal.  Well, better than some!!!

Saw Toots picture in the New York Times receiving the NEA award as a  
great jazz player.  This has to be the most recognition any harmonica  
player has ever gotten to promote the status of the instrument. With  
George Benson, Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, ?Snooky? Young, ?Toots?  
Thielemans and Rudy Van Gelder - I mean how is it to be in that crowd  
and among other jazz greats.

We owe a lot to that genius, Toots Thielmans, for taking our  
instrument to a place so high.  He is a god among us mortals.

Harmonically yours,

Roberto Bonfiglio

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