Jean ‘Toots’ Thielemans, Harmonica Wizard With Range, Dies at 94

  • He played with Paul Simon, Miles Davis and Benny Goodman
  • Performed on movie soundtracks including ‘Midnight Cowboy’

Jean “Toots” Thielemans, the Belgian-born harmonica virtuoso and composer who worked with scores of musicians ranging from Charlie Parker to Paul Simon and whose haunting performance on the “Midnight Cowboy” theme led to his playing for dozens of movie and television soundtracks, has died. He was 94.

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