Jean "Toots" Thielemans


Only Trust Your Heart

  • Release Date: 31 Aug 1988
  • CCD-4355-2

This recording was no casual venture for Toots Thielemans. He surrounded himself with musicians with whom he had been working regularly and in who he had complete confidence. Fred Hersch, who had been close to Toots musically for six years, took on multiple roles as pianist, producer and arranger. Fred had been with Toots on all his American gigs for five years and they had played together in Europe and in Brazil. For Toots, the key to their affinity was the music of the late Bill Evans.