RIP Toots Thielemans

Sad news. Jazz legend Toots Thielemans past away.

More info on eg. the NY Times Website

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I have several of his albums including those with Brazilian artists and other Jazz artists. Have been listening to him for decades and his musicality and technique is superb. I will miss Toots. Grateful for the glorious music, performances and duets he’s left behind. Ask that Grace be extended to him and his family.

Enjoy the music,
Richard

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Yes he will be missed. Love his music

Just wanted to add that the NY Times’s article was highly informative but left out albums he recorded with the lovely piano sounding vocals of Elis Regina (Elis Regina Carvalho Costa; March 17, 1945 – January 19, 1982) a wonderful Brazilian Jazz vocalist who died at age 36 (I believe of drug abuse). I have their albums together and the joy of jazz just glistens in the Light of each of their genius. Perhaps TIDAL will favor us with a retrospect of Toots Thieleman’s discography including the wonderful artists he collaborated with.

Best,
Richard