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Toots Thielemans
April 29, 1922 -
Nationality: Belgian
Category: Musician
Subcategory: Belgian Musician

My parents had a pub and each Sunday there was an accordionist. They have told me that when I was in my cradle, I already was imitating the gestures of the musician.


And if I have a strong point, it's that I like to believe it's not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality.


You can be in Tokyo or Alberta at four in the morning in your hotel and you can still practice if you feel like it. A trombone cannot do that at four in the morning.


The harmonica is a great instrument.


My father bought me a little cardboard accordion, and when I was three I got this little machine.


Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!


Today jazz is still very much alive. Everywhere I go there's a new generation of musicians.


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