Toots Thielemans, R.I.P.
If you or your children listened to Sesame Street, you heard the distinctive harmonica in the opening theme music. That was Thielemans, but he was so much more than that, both musically and personally. If Quincy Jones calls you “one of the greatest musicians of our time,” you are a force to be reckoned with in the jazz world, and that is what he said of Thielemans. Read this to catch up.