If you want to hear what I think is the quintessential (and I don't even know what that means) Toots, please listen to the theme from another café, Bagdad Café. At 2:00, Toots plays one of the most beautiful solos I've ever heard. There's a lesson in economy of notes, rhythm and spacing, tone, it's all there. These are great changes, too. Should be BOTM sometime.
I looked up quintessential. I got it right!
My bass player.. (you could say that she is Jaco fan.. Although that could be somewhat of an understatement) has reminded me of what is considered the ultimate Jaco bass intro.. I am inclined to agree!! Just listen to the Overture and then the Jaco funky.. Progression...BTW. turn up the speakers . Regards..