Skip to comments.“Toots” Thielemans, master of the jazz harmonica, dies at 94
Posted on 08/22/2016 6:02:49 AM PDT by Beowulf9
ean-Baptiste Toots Thielemans, whose unrivaled mastery of the harmonica led to collaborations with jazz luminaries such as pianist Oscar Peterson and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and whose mellifluous sound graced soundtracks as varied as Midnight Cowboy(1969) and the television show Sesame Street, died Aug. 22 in Belgium. He was 94.
The cause was complications from a fall, his agent, Veerle Van de Poel, told Belgian media.
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My favorite, Brown soft Shoe.
His harmonica touches your soul. What an incredible musician he was, is, forever.
Toots Thielemans - Midnight cowboy
Really loved this guy. Great pick, soulful.
RIP to a great artist.
For Paul Simon fans he is best known because of the song ´I do it for your love´ on which he played a wonderful harmonica solo.
He also went on tour with Paul and appeared at the ´Paul Simon special.
And don't forget Seinfeld's The Mom and Pop Store
**The cause was complications from a fall,**
People like this die from a fall, and others run for president.
Absolutely one of the greatest musicians of the 20th & 21st century. He lit it up everywhere he played and in many, many different venues and styles.
One of the great improvisers: fluid, melodic, elegant harmonies.
I just sent it to my son who plays an amazing blues harp.
He was an amazing musician who made a simple instrument sound like any instrument from the horn section. Throughout my life I always enjoyed to hear Toots’ melodies on the harmonica. It is the closest instrument to the human voice. Rest in peace.
One of the greats.
Pat Metheny and Toots Thielemans - Always and Forever
sorry to hear this news.
will listen to him on some Quincy Jones albums today.
One of the giants. RIP.
Firts heard of Toots on a John Denver alblum back kn the mid-70’s. I was trying to learn the harmonica at the time (failed miserably). RIP.
...and this catchy tune by “the whistler & his guitar”
Toots Thielemans - Bluesette (1962)
Greatest harp player since Pigpen.
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