Re: [Harp-L] Toots

In that case, I would suggest you check out some of Toots' earliest recordings, such as "Man Bytes Harmonica".

Also, since you're a Grappelli fan, I can highly recommend the album they recorded together called "Bringing It Together"

Rob's suggestions are all great too ;-).

Hope this helps...

- Slim.

On Dec 2, 2013, at 7:13 AM, Aongus MacCana wrote:

> Hi Slim,
> Thanks for this prompt response.
> I have to admit that I know as much about Jazz as a dog knows about a
> wireless, but the kinds of Jazz that turn me on would include: Traditional
> New Orleans, Meade Lux Lewis and any of the trad 'Boogie Woogie piano
> players, as well as Stephan Grapelli and the Hot Club de France. I find
> so-called "Progressive Jazz" a bit of a turn off - like a lot of modern
> so-called "art music". I guess I am a bit of a square who still likes Haydn,
> Mozart and Beethoven. When Rick Epping, Mick Kinsella and Brendan Power cut
> loose with bluesy takes on Irish Trad I find myself in "Harp Heaven"
> Beannachtai
> Aongus
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Slim Heilpern [mailto:slim@xxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 02 December 2013 14:16
> To: Aongus MacCana
> Cc: Harp-L List
> Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Toots
> Hi Aongus -
> Toots has covered a lot of ground over the years and I would argue that
> there's no single 'definitive' CD of his work. And since beauty is in the
> eye of the beholder, perhaps you could mention some jazz artists or even a
> particular style of jazz that you do like, and that might lead to some
> specific suggestions from the Toots catalog. If nothing else, tell us which
> CD you got that was such a disappointment. Some of us have never heard a
> Toots CD that we didn't like ;-).
> - Slim.
> On Dec 2, 2013, at 5:48 AM, Aongus MacCana wrote:
>> On a business trip to Germany about twenty years ago I came across a 
>> bunch of German medics who were serious Jazz enthusiasts and fans of 
>> Toots. I was amazed to discover they had never heard of Larry Adler.
>> On my return to Ireland I made it my business to get a CD of Toots to 
>> see what all the talk was about. It was a heck of a disappointment. It 
>> did nothing for me.
>> However in view of the fact that I was not wildly enthusiastic about 
>> Howard Levy either the first time I heard him I think I may have just 
>> bought a 'bum' recording.
>> Anyone care to recommend the "must have - definitive" CD of this Jazz
> icon?
>> Beannachtai
>> Aongus Mac Cana

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