Man Bites Harmonica!

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Man Bites Harmonica!
Studio album by Jean Thielemans
Released 1958
Recorded December 30, 1957 and January 7, 1958
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:25
Label Riverside
RLP 12-257
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Toots Thielemans chronology
The Sound
(1955)
Man Bites Harmonica!
(1958)
The Whistler and His Guitar
(1964)

Man Bites Harmonica! is an album by harmonica player Jean "Toots" Thielemans which was recorded in late 1957 and early 1958 for the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars. In his review, Scott Yanow states "Even four decades later, no jazz harmonica player has dethroned the great Toots".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Toots Thielemans except as indicated

  1. "East of the Sun" (Brooks Bowman) - 7:14
  2. "Don't Blame Me" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 2:27
  3. "18th Century Ballroom" (Ray Bryant) - 3:46
  4. "Soul Station" - 6:58
  5. "Fundamental Frequency" - 4:54
  6. "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" (Lil Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye) - 4:30
  7. "Imagination" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 4:27
  8. "Isn't It Romantic?" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 5:16
  • Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios in New York City on December 30, 1957 (tracks 1, 3-6 & 8) and January 7, 1958 (tracks 2 & 7)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed September 14, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 14, 2012