Josh Cohen: Toots Thielemans’ “Bluesette” Solo Bass Arrangement

Back in January, bassist Josh Cohen shared his terrific story in our Reader Spotlight series.

Josh is back with this new video of him performing a solo bass arrangement of the Toots Thielemans standard, “Bluesette”.

“Bluesette” was first recorded by Toots in 1962, with him whistling and playing guitar in unison. Here’s the original from The Whistler & His Guitar:

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  1. Mike Matthews

    oh WoW, that was killer – good stuff!

  2. Gregg

    This guy is truly in the woodshed… with results.

  3. man what right hand phrasing…that is crazy

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  5. Bob DeRosa

    I don’t normally like solo bass, but this is outstanding! I wonder how many hours of invention and practice went into that.

  6. tobto

    very good!