Requiem for a Heavyweight!
Blue Note, New York, January 28, 2019 – New York pianist extraordinaire, Kenny Werner and harmonica virtuoso Grégoire Maret pay tribute to their main inspiration, TOOTS THIELEMANS who passed away in 2016 at the age of 94. The program will include songs written by or associated with Toots, including Bluesette, Midnight Sun, Theme from Midnight Cowboy, The Dolphin, I Do It For Your Love, and What a Wonderful World. Out of respect for Toots, Grégoire and Kenny will play the music of Toots Thielemans in their own style.
“Kenny is perfection. 360 degrees of soul and science in one human being. My kind of musician.” – Quincy Jones
“Grégoire Maret takes the harmonica into a World It’s Never Been Before” – Dan Ouellette
“Kenny Werner is a total musician. He feeds my heart and my brain and pushes me into fresh territories.” – Toots Thielemans
If anyone is eligible to inherit the throne of Toots Thielemans, it is Swiss harmonicist Grégoire Maret. Paired with the incomparable pianist, Kenny Werner, this duo pays proper homage to the genius of Toots Thielemans.
- Grégoire Maretharmonica
- Kenny Wernerpiano