Now in the store: Knack Collector’s Edition 100 pages of Toots

Beginning september 8, you will find at your krantenboer – and online – a luxurious, 100 pages thick separate edition of Knack, which is entirely devoted to Toots Thielemans, with an overview of life and work, high-profile interviews and compelling testimonials.

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  • “Never Tootske”: the editorial by Bart Cornand,

“We will be name to remember? Of course. But let us do good.’

  • The Brussels years of the Mozart of the Marolles

The story of a boy from the Lower East Side of Brussels. The Hoogstraat (high street and 52nd Street. Of socialists and trade unions. And especially: of missed and seized opportunities.

  • “I have a jar of” the lost interview 1978

The end of the seventies was Toots far adrift of his old love: the real jazz. Reclamejobs and film work had him a pretty penny delivered, but the doubt still would be years to him to eat: he had sold his soul? One year before he and pianist Bill Evans a big comeback would take, he laid his soul bare.

  • The American years: the breakthrough in New York

His move to New York threatened to Toots a dead-end street. One beer and one bottle of aftershave changed for always his life.

  • The testimonials

Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, Ozark Henry, Fred Hersch, Philip Catherine and Steven De bruyn on their relationship with Toots.

  • How to Toots the sound of The Beatles in particular

Thielemans’ harmonica was in the seventies and eighties, a naturalistic sound in the megaproducties of some American pop stars. Long before that inspired a regular guy on the verge of a big breakthrough: John Lennon.

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  • Toots in the cinema: the soundtrack

Eight well-known soundtracks and one tv monument by Toots’ characteristic blue notes be colored.

  • The listening test: Toots about his most surprising pictures

Knack made a blinddoektest with pictures that Toots itself played a part. Thielemans commented, before and after the lights of the veil.

  • The definitive discography: the best 10 Toots-plates

The musical legacy of Toots Thielemans is as diverse as cluttered. One question always comes back: what should you really have in house? The choice of Knack.

  • With Toots in New York City

Toots Thielemans in New York, in 2001.

Toots called himself, above all an American. Knack stray with baron bitch through the streets of the ‘city that never sleeps’, looking for a maffialied, an old guitar and the scent of Marilyn Monroe.

  • Kind of Blue: the world says goodbye to Toots

The world responded reports on the death of Toots. Even the American president Barack Obama. Ten catchy reactions.

Order the Toots special, with cd Hard to Say Goodbye: The Very Best of Toots Thielemans , also online. Also the previous Knack Collector’s Editions, about Bowie and Prince, are still available for sale online.

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