Toots Thielemans .... died at 94

Toots Thielemans .... died at 94

By Charles W. Johnson, Tuesday at 6:21 am You’ve heard the work of Jean “Toots” Thielman, you may not know who is he was but he was one of the musicians who was everywhere and worked with everyone. He was on commercials, pop music, jazz music, even performed the theme to the iconic children’s show Sesame Street. His work was featured in many movies including classics like "Midnight Cowboy" & "The Pawnbroker". He just passed at 94 years old. He is a jazz master and music icon. Yes he primarily played jazz, harmonica and whistler and no there aren’t many other musicians like that, not back in the day and certainly not now. He was an in demand musician until a couple of years ago when he retired, which was for almost 70 years. The New York Times stated “that his body was worn out”. I first heard of him over 20 years ago via Quincy Jones and his masterful collaboration work “Q...

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Belgian jazz legend Toots Thielemans dies at 94... 22 Aug '16, 9am

BRUSSELS (AFP) - Belgian jazz legend Toots Thielemans died early on Monday (Aug 22) after a 70-year career as the world's ...