'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Jazz harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans quipped that his legs don't work but his mouth does after he was pushed onstage in a wheelchair to a standing ovation during the first of two Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts this weekend celebrating his 90 years. And once he put his harmonica to his lips, he more than lived up to his words.
"When I heard Toots Thielemans for the first time, I'd like to tell you I was a baby," Caymmi said. "I was impressed like I was by Gil Evans, John Coltrane and Wes Montgomery."