There are two kinds of harmonicas:
The chromatic harmonica, with a sound close to the accordion. Toots Thielemans is the master of the jazz chomatic harmonica.
The diatonic harmonica, most frequently used in blues [Sonny Boy Williamson...], althought some use it in jazz, with an overblow technic, like Howard Levy.
Official site of harmonica make in the States. [harmonicas and accordions]
Official site of the great american harmonicist Howard Levy with biography, news, tour dates, sound...
Harmonicas Lee Oskar. USA.
|LEE OSKAR, THE MUSICIAN|
Website of the american harmonicist Lee Oskar [biography, discography]
Presentation of the French harmonicist, Philippe Hammel, who just released his first CD as a leader, "+4", available at Urban World.
French webzine dedicated to harmonica. Interviews, news... English version.
Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica. Non-profit society created in 1963 in Michigan. Database of more than 3000 harmonicists in the world...
|THIELEMANS [TOOTS] JEAN - TOOTS THIELEMANS|
Official website with biography, tour dates, news...